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The impetuous Josie falls madly in love with Linda when they meet at a party. Ignoring the warnings of a mutual friend that Linda is straight, she buries herself in the book she is writing about lesbian mothers. This subject causes Linda unease, for she has a secret buried in her past.
The act of "coming out" has the power to transform every aspect of a woman's life: family, friendships, career, sexuality, spirituality. An essential element of self-realization, it is the unabashed acceptance of one's "outlaw" standing in a predominantly heterosexual world.
These accounts -- sometimes heart-wrenching, often exhilarating -- encompass a wide breadth of backgrounds and experiences. From a teenager institutionalized for her passion for women to the mother who must come out to her young sons at the risk of losing them -- from the cautious academic to the raucous liberated femme -- each woman represented here tells of forging a unique path toward the difficult but emancipating recognition of herself. Extending from the 1940s to the present day, these intensely personal stories in turn reflect a unique history of the changing social mores that affected each woman's ability to determine the shape of her own life. Together they form an ornate tapestry of lesbian and bisexual experience in the United States over the past half-century..
American tennis champ Julia Ross is at the top of her game, until a career-threatening injury teaches her a few life lessons. Australian painter Eliot Baron is wealthy, comfortable, successful, and beautiful. But trapped in a loveless marriage. A chance meeting between them changes their lives forever but how high a price is Eliot willing to pay.
For the first time, porn legend Aiden Shaw takes fans behind-the-scenes to the gay adult film world that made him a star. My Undoing ventures from locales such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and London, to the sets of premiere studios like Falcon, Catalina, and Studio 200. Yet, this is not the typical adult film memoir, where stars drop names and titillate readers with explicit moments. Although My Undoing shares in unsparing detail all the hot stories about the sex and drugs that fueled Aiden's life, it more profoundly follows him through a course of rocky and unfulfilling relationships. As Aiden eloquently and often humorously points out, the romantic life of an adult film superstar is sometimes lonely and lacking in love. But not love only in the form of a relationship, rather also love from within himself. The book is equally moving for his revelations about his Irish Catholic family, his Positive HIV status in the sex industry, and his recovery from a near fatal car accident that left him temporarily paralyzed.
Sandra Tate has it all - a successful business, a penthouse apartment, a beautiful girlfriend - and she is miserable. When a chance encounter with a motorcycle's owner turns Sandra's head, she hits the road in search of her future - only to crash headlong into the past.
Another sexy romance full of captivating characters but with a new twist this time -- it's set in the Intergalactic Corridor. Follow the tale of the missing Amtec Princess, Tavia, and the beautiful scientist, Lela, who finds her. When Lela is captivated by the aloof Alaric, the Commander of the Amtec Army, Tavia incourages the romance. But will her gamble bring the results she secretly desires?
This bold tale of lesbian love set in a far-away galaxy is filled with earthly emotion. Another trademark Herring romance.
Anna's ambition for a peaceful life is thrown into turmoil when her first case as a private investigator leads her from a missing manuscript to murder, greed and betrayal.
The murdered body of lesbian publisher Rosemary Finney is found on a remote hiking path south of San Francisco. Local police of the wealthy Woodside enclave quickly focus on a prime suspect: investigative reporter Velvet Erickson. Velvet appeals to her friend and former lover, private eye Yoshi Yakamota, for help.
Archeologist Valerie Foret has spent a year searching for a tomb in the Egyptian desert--a labor broken only by high risk trysts with a powerful man's wife. When she finally makes the discovery of a lifetime, she is set upon by jealous rivals and religious fanatics. Worse, she is drawn into the depths of the desert by forces that offer knowledge of vast mysteries and at the same time threaten to destroy everything she knows. For what she's found is a glimpse into the hereafter, and it's nothing like it's supposed to be.
Brilliant scientist that she is, she has loved most unwisely and learned what she does not want to know. Follow her adventures through modern and ancient Egypt, through this world and the next, with Book One of the Ibis Prophecy.
Investment analyst Lynn Gregory was used to taking risks. But even Lynn has her doubts when Matt, her best friend, asks her to participate in a charade to hide his sexuality from his parents. The plan seemed simple enough - Matt would introduce his friend Chris as his fiance. All Lynn has to do was back up the story. As the three grow closer, Lyn is forced to decide if she is willing to make the riskiest investment of all, an investment in which she may lose her heart.
Alyssa Norland is a woman with a past complete with a different name and identity. Now making her living as a professional dog trainer in a small Michigan town, Alyssa wants nothing more than to forget all about the life she left behind. But someone doesn't want her to forget. When the burglaries begin, all the evidence points to Alyssa as the obvious suspect. But former cop Sue Hunter doesn't believe Alyssa is guilty of any crime.
What was it about Sage Bristo that drew women to her? Maybe it was the tall, toned body and androgynous good looks. Perhaps they liked her confidence -- her movements and manner so sure and decisive. Or was it the air of mystery, the temptation of a challenge to unravel? Sage couldn't explain the attraction, but she had certainly benefited from it, at least physically. Women would do anything for her. But never the woman she needed the most -- the one woman who could lead her through the realm of desire, to the one thing she desires most. . . In this Revised Author's Edition of Legacy of Love, Marianne K. Martin tells us the complete story of Sage Bristo and the mystery that surrounds her.
When Carly finds her lover in bed with another woman, she is at first angry but then, surprisingly, she feels a new freedom in her life. She quits her job and moves in with her gay brother at their family homestead, Tamarack Creek. Within two weeks, Carly meets Serena, their new neighbor and the women begin a passionate affair. But will Serena leave her husband for Carly and if so, will the abusive Jess ever let Serena go?
Christine Snow, a successful Chicago therapist, sets out to find her vanished lover, the sultry and elusive travel photographer Taylor Hayes. Forging a trail that leads into the heart of Morocco, Seven Moves tracks Christine's gradual recognition that no one can ever really know another's soul. Bearing Anshaw's trademark style -funny, hip, and laser-sharp -this is "a tightly told tale that resists the bookmark as well as any thriller" (Chicago Sun-Times). A Reader's Guide is now available.
A talented sculptor becomes the centerpiece of a love triangle with the man of her dreams, and the woman destined to become her reality. In Water in a Broken Glass, Odessa Rose paints a landscape where identities sculpted by art and narrow boundaries are put to the test of life and all of its possibilities.
In sensuously crafted prose, well-published author Jess Wells takes us on a journey into the heart of sex and passion, exploring the demands of emotion and the conditions for intimacy.
Simone, the orphaned, emotionally neglected daughter of a wealthy family, must earn her inheritance by traveling the globe, delivering a message to her dying grandmother's lesbian lovers. The young woman hopes that the pilgrimage will help her construct her shadowed family history -- the shape of lives lived without her.
In The Price of Passion, Simone discovers a universe of sexual initiation, lust, love, and desire, of great possibility and limited options, through a series of erotic encounters linked by her familial mission and worldly experience. She learns that there is a price to be paid for the emotions one is willing to feel, the truths one is capable of acknowledging.
Set in the streets of Greenwich Village, The Splintered Day is a novel about love, betrayal, and the cross-currents of desire. In the rain, a girl weeps against the glass wall of a bar; women crowd around the velvet ropes of a nightclub; and in the morning, a girl lies against her lover's breast.
The stories of a life are cut and colored by those we've heard: the man who betrayed me, the first woman to touch her, the mother who never loved you. But it takes more than one genre to tell the truth of these days and nights, when the only constraints on a girl's pleasure are her own mind and body.
This volume takes up where the first volume left off, by bringing together the same 11 dynamic storytellers to bring their tales of fantasy and reality, near past and far future, contemporary lesbian life and escapist encounters to often unexpected conclusions.
Olympic swimmer Jesse Austin is seduced and consequently edged out for a gold medal by her Australian rival. From there, Anshaw intricately traces three possible paths for Jesse, spinning exhilarating variations on the themes of lost love and parallel lives unlived. Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina, writes, "I found myself wishing I could buy a dozen copies and start a discussion group, just so I'd be able to debate all the questions this astonishing novel provokes." A Reader's Guide is available.
"We have traded tales, my buddies and I; of affairs, encounters,
secrets, fears, self-promotion-of fantasies that we make real in
DISCOVER the BESTSELLING GRAPHIC MEMOIR behind the SENSATIONAL LONDON MUSICAL The award-winning musical adaptation that took America by storm now playing to five star reviews at the Young Vic | `A sapphic graphic treat' The Times A moving and darkly humorous family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Alison Bechdel's gothic drawings. If you liked Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis you'll love this. Meet Alison's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian home, a third-generation funeral home director, a high-school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and the family babysitter. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescence, the denouement is swift, graphic, and redemptive. Interweaving between childhood memories, college life and present day, and through narrative that is equally heartbreaking and fiercely funny, Alison looks back on her complex relationship with her father and finds they had more in common than she ever knew. ---- 'A groundbreaking masterpiece' The Independent 'A finely woven blend of yearning and euphoric fantasy' Evening Standard
Eleanor, a wealthy widow, has given up all hope of finding passionate love and her perfect knight - until she meets Rhiannon.
A connection others don't understand... A love that won't be denied... Danger they can sense but cannot see...
Dar Roberts was always ruthless and single-minded...until she met Kerry Stuart. Kerry was oppressed by her family's wealth and politics. But Dar saved her from that. Now new dangers confront them from all sides. While traveling to Chicago, Kerry's plane is struck by lightning. Dar, in New York for a stockholders' meeting, senses Kerry is in trouble. They simultaneously experience feelings that are new, sensations that both are reluctant to admit when they are finally back together.
Back in Miami, a cover-up of the worst kind, problems with the military, and unexpected betrayals will cause more danger. Can Kerry help as Dar has to examine her life and loyalties and call into question all she's believed in since childhood? Will their relationship deepen through it all? Or will it be destroyed?
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