|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?
|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?
|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,
a new anthology of romantic and erotic short stories
from seven authors has been released by Ylva Publishing.
|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.
|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.
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.
|Leni, a small-town, blue-collar lesbian,
despairs of ever finding true loveor even just
a Friday night date. Pickings are slim, but romantic
woes aside, shes happy living in the place she
was born and raised.
Then Leni gets a new job as a nightshift cook at
The Jesters 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 whats harder
still is deciphering why everyone lives in fear
When events spiral out of control and Leni learns
the dangerous truth, she must decide if winning
Yaks heart is worth the price she might have
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
|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
|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
by some of the brightest stars in lesbian literature.
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
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
|Featuring wonderful new lesbian short
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.