Lois Cloarec Hart
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Stone Gardens
Publisher: Ylva Publishing

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For eight years Grae Jordan has been trapped in a hell of her own making. After her youthful involvement in a tragic accident, she spirals from the privileged life she was born into, to the lowest stratum of society. Grae inhabits a stone, adorned with tattoos, metal, and multiple convictions for minor crimes that keep her old world at bay. But the stone begins to crack when she rescues and cares for a skinny street kid named Marcus. When Grae is arrested for defending herself and Marcus against an attack, it appears to be yet another nadir in her hard luck life. But instead, her birth family and an assortment of new friends are determined to chip away at her stone exterior as they fight to free her from the years of despair and desperation. The prospect of redemption and even love are tantalizingly within reach, when tragedy strikes. Will Grae run again, as she's been doing for eight long years? Or will the love of family, friends, and one special woman, be enough to halt her flight?
 

Beyond and Begone
Publisher: Ylva Publishing

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Erin has retreated from the world after the loss of her wife, Gwen, in a hit-and-run accident. Her best friend, Mariel, who is also her late wife's sister, is the only person she's interacted with for years. Finally, Erin dips her toes back into the dating pool, only to find that very odd things begin to happen. Mariel's medium, Zahra, insists that Gwen is trying to reach her with a warning. Erin has no use for psychics, but as the incidents mount, she reluctantly turns to Zahra for help and finds herself swept into a maelstrom of danger and intrigue. Can the love of her life save her? Or will she join Gwen, beyond and begone?
 

Coming Home
(Revised 2nd Edition)

Publisher: Ylva Publishing

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A triangle with a twist, Coming Home is the story of three good people caught up in an impossible situation. Rob, a charismatic ex-fighter pilot severely disabled with MS, has been steadfastly cared for by his wife, Jan, for many years. Quite by accident one day, Terry, a young writer/postal carrier, enters their life and turns it upside down. Injecting joy and turbulence into their quiet existence, Terry draws Rob and Jan into her lively circle of family and friends until the growing attachment between the two women begins to strain the bonds of love and loyalty, to Rob and each other.
 

Spread The Love
Publisher: Ylva Publishing

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Spread the Love, a new anthology of romantic and erotic short stories from seven authors has been released by Ylva Publishing.
 

Broken Faith
(Revised 2nd Edition)

Publisher: Ylva Publishing

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Emotional wounds aren't always apparent, and those that haunt Marika and Rhiannon are deep and lasting. On the surface, Marika appears to be a wealthy, successful lawyer, while Rhiannon is a reclusive, maladjusted loner; but Marika, in her own way, is as damaged as the younger Rhiannon. When circumstances throw them together one summer, they begin to reach out, each finding unexpected strengths in the other. However, even as inner demons are gradually vanquished and old hurts begin to heal, evil in human form reappears. The cruelly enigmatic Cass has used and controlled Marika in the past, and aims to do so again. Can Marika find it within herself to break free? Can she save her young friend from Cass' malevolent web? With the support of remarkable friends, the pair fights to break free-of their crippling pasts and the woman who will own them, or kill them.
 

Kicker's Journey
Publisher: Ylva Publishing

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In 1899 two women from very different backgrounds are about to embark on a journey together - one that will take them from the Old World to the New, from the 19th century into the 20th, and from the comfort and familiarity of England to Western Canada, where challenges await at every turn. The journey begins for Kicker Stuart when she leaves her home village to take employment as hostler and farrier at Grindleshire Academy for Young Ladies. But when Kicker falls in love with a teacher, Madelyn Bristow, it radically alters the course of her tranquil life. Together, the lovers flee the brutality of Madelyn's father and the prejudices of upper crust England in search of freedom to live, and love, as they choose. A journey as much of the heart and soul as of the body, it will find the lovers struggling against the expectations of gender, the oppression of class, and even, at times, each other. What they find at the end of their journey is not a new Eden, but a land of hope and opportunity that offers them the chance to live out their most cherished dream - a life together.
 

When The Clock Strikes Thirteen
Publisher: Ylva Publishing

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Seven lesbian paranormal short stories by Lois Hart, LT Smith, Emma Weimann, Joan Arling, Diane Marina, Erzabet Bishop, and RG Emanuelle.

Lois's story is called "Midnight Messages." In the story, Luce Sheppard can't ignore it any longer. She has to make a decision and time grows short. But refusing to make a decision is a decision, and she retires to bed, prepared to accept the results of her non-decision. That night an unexpected midnight visitor lands on her doorstep. Keira Keller, a distraught teenager, has lost her way home after a disastrous party. Luce steps in to help and in doing so receives answers to questions she didn't know she'd asked.

 

Yak
Publisher: Ylva Publishing

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Leni, a small-town, blue-collar lesbian, despairs of ever finding true love—or even just a Friday night date. Pickings are slim, but romantic woes aside, she’s happy living in the place she was born and raised.

Then Leni gets a new job as a nightshift cook at The Jester’s Court, a bustling roadside truck stop, where she encounters an enigmatic colleague nicknamed Yak. Finding herself fascinated with the woman, Leni disregards all advice to the contrary and attempts to befriend her fellow chef. Yak proves to be a hard nut to crack, but what’s harder still is deciphering why everyone lives in fear of her.

When events spiral out of control and Leni learns the dangerous truth, she must decide if winning Yak’s heart is worth the price she might have to pay.

 

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Walking the
Labyrinth

Publisher: Ylva Publishing

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Is there life after loss? Lee Glenn, co-owner of a private security company, didn't think so. Crushed by grief after the death of her wife, she uncharacteristically retreats from life.

But love doesn't give up easily. After her friends and family stage a dramatic intervention, Lee rejoins the world of the living, resolved to regain some sense of normalcy but only half-believing that it's possible. Her old friend and business partner convinces her to take on what appears on the surface to be a minor personal protection detail.

The assignment takes her far from home, from the darkness of her loss to the dawning of a life reborn. Along the way, Lee encounters people unlike any she's ever met before: Wrong-Way Wally, a small-town oracle shunned by the locals for his off-putting speech and mannerisms; and Wally's best friend, Gaëlle, a woman who not only translates the oracle's uncanny predictions, but who also appears to have a deep personal connection to life beyond life. Lee is shocked to find herself fascinated by Gaëlle, despite dismissing the woman's exotic beliefs as "hooey."

But opening yourself to love also means opening yourself to the possibility of pain. Will Lee have the courage to follow that path, a path that once led to the greatest agony she'd ever experienced? Or will she run back to the cold comfort of a safer solitary life?

 

Assorted Flavours: A Collection of Lesbian Short Stories
Publisher: PD Publishing, Inc.

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Whether you're thirteen or thirty, or past the age when a lady likes to tell, it's an enduring pleasure to enter an ice cream shop and contemplate what to select from the variety of flavours. Some may stick to their tried and true preference; some may pick and choose among established favourites; and some may dare to taste a strange new offering. (Licorice pistachio, anyone?) Whatever a patron's choice, odds are they'll leave the shop with a smile on their face and a satisfied palate. Assorted Flavours offers up a similarly diverse bill of fare, with stories that range from the whimsical "Flea" and the poignant "Grandmother's Cup," to the suspenseful "Nine Minutes" and bittersweet "Lost and Found." Love is the silken thread woven through all these stories, as one woman picks up the pieces of a shattered heart, another gets her comeuppance after an ill-advised wager, and yet another risks all in an uncertain future where a nation's only hope resides in the courage and tenacity of a few. What would you do if you suddenly had an immense and inexplicable power to change the world? Or if you encountered a friendly vampire with a distinct family resemblance and a penchant for matchmaking? Enter the world of Assorted Flavours, and encounter a rich assortment of characters thrown into circumstances where love is often the only lifeline. Make your selection, and savour your choice. Whatever your flavour, satisfaction is assured.
 

The Milk of Human Kindness: Lesbian Authors Write about Mothers and Daughters
Edited by Lori L. Lake

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The anthology contains stories, essays, and memoir written by women in their 20s all the way up into their 70s; some write full-time as a career while others write when they can; all have published at least one book featuring strong female characters and feminist themes. They hail from all over the United States and from Canada, Britain, New Zealand, and Australia. All of them have shared at least one aspect of their ideas, beliefs, and thoughts about mothers and daughters.

A collection of stories of love and loss, happiness and heartbreak
by some of the brightest stars in lesbian literature.

Contributing Authors: Cameron Abbott, Georgia Beers, Meghan Brunner, Carrie Carr, Caro Clarke, Katherine V. Forrest, Jennifer Fulton (Rose Beecham), Gabrielle Goldsby, Ellen Hart, Lois Hart, Karin Kallmaker, Marcia Tyson Kolb, Lori L. Lake, SX (Susan) Meagher, Radclyffe, J.M. Redmann, Jean Stewart, Cate Swannell, Therese Szymanski, Talaran, Julia Watts, Marie Sheppard Williams, and Kelly Zarembski
 
Romance For Life
Edited by Lori L. Lake
and Tara Young
Publisher: Intaglio Publications
(out of print)
A collection of 25 love stories from your favorite lesbian authors benefiting breast cancer research. The proceeds from Romance for LIFE will be donated, in the authors' collective names, to The National Breast Cancer Foundation and to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Contributing Authors: Robin Alexander, Lynn Ames, Bridget Bufford, Carrie Carr, Caro Clarke, Stella Duffy, Nann Dunne, Jane Fletcher, Vada Foster, Verda Foster, Jennifer Fulton, Gabrielle Goldsby, Melissa Good, Lois C. Hart, Ellen Hawley, Karin Kallmaker, Lori L. Lake, Lee Lynch, Marianne K. Martin, Val McDermid, Radclyffe, Elizabeth Sims, Jean Stewart, Ida Swearingen, and Jane Vollbrecht, with Foreword by Kathy L. Smith.
 
Read These Lips: Volume Two - Second Helpings
Edited and published by:
Evecho and Linda Lorenzo

www.ReadTheseLips.com
Featuring wonderful new lesbian short fiction.

Contributing Authors: AK Naten, Anne Azel, Anne Laughlin, Beatriz Copello, C.C. Saint-Clair, Lorenza Martelli, Erin Davies, Fletcher DeLancey, Fran Walker, JL Nicky, Jac Hills, Lara Zielinsky, Lee Lynch, Lois Cloarec Hart, Marianne K Martin, MsPrism, Nicola Griffith, Ovidia Yu, Pearlie McNeill, Ren Peters, Renée Strider, Robin Alexander, Ruthann Robson, Shadylady, Susan Hawthorne, Therese Szymanski, Tricia Dearborn, and Trish Shields.
 
 

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