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“Last night at the premiere of The Beebo Brinker Chronicles, a play adapted from a book by the “Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction,” the audience at Re-bar was given an interesting backstory on, of all things, the play’s programs…” (Keep reading via Printer Tells Lesbian-Produced Play It Can’t Print Its Programs Because of ‘Content’ - Seattle News - The Daily Weekly)
The thermometer may be dropping, but inside, things are just starting to heat up! With this bumper crop of new collections of romantic and erotic stories, gay and lesbian readers can devote those dark winter mornings and 4 p.m. sunsets to love, and other indoor sports. Cleis Press wins with “Best Lesbian Romance 2012,” “Best Lesbian Erotica 2012,” “Best Gay Romance 2012,” and “Best Sex Writing 2012,” and Hanne Blank chronicles the short history of heterosexuality in “Straight.” So snuggle up under those covers and start stoking that fire!
10. Sleazy Reads
Like to read books in bed? Snuggle up with some Best Lesbian Erotica 2012 this winter and you won’t even need the extra blanket. Your lesbian library need not go without these tantalizing tales of queer trysts. Edited by Kathleen Warnock, this book is the perfect gift for those of us who need some mental stimulation.
[Authors/readers above left to right: Anne Grip reading from Best Lesbian Erotica ‘12, DL King reading from Best Lesbian Erotica ‘12, Gregory L. Norris reading from Best Gay Romance ‘12, James Earl Hardy reading from Best Gay Erotica ‘12, Julie Noel Goldman reading from Best Lesbian Erotica ‘12, and Ali Oh reading from Best Lesbian Erotica ‘12]
Congrats to everyone who contributed to a successful night of reading!
Have you heard? Sinclair Sexsmith’s BDSM Kink Lesbian Erotica has hit bookstore shelves and is creating waves all over the internet. Check out just the handful of reviews that have been published, yelling rave reviews for the erotic piece of art.
Sinclair Sexsmith’s Lesbian BDSM masterpiece, “Say Please” is on fire and blogs are raving about anthology. Here are a few more reviews.
Did you know you can catch Sinclair Sexsmith in flesh on her “Say Please” book tour? Check out dates here.
What an exciting night for erotica! The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York hosted an event with several of our authors, reading passages from Best Lesbian Erotica edited by Kathleen Warnock and Best Lesbian Romance edited by Radclyffe.
Thanks to Mr. Sexsmith for the photos of a wonderful evening.
“The concept of shapeshifters—beings both human and animal—ignites our imaginations with visions of primal passions and insatiable hungers. Most commonly seen as dark, masculine demons, I felt shapeshifters were in need of a metaphysical overhaul—a new feminine/Sapphic blending of physical power and inescapable desires.
So, I sent out a call for submissions and asked writers to re-imagine common myths. Traditional lycanthropes and feline familiars were welcome—if told with a fresh twist. However, I wanted new, inventive tales celebrating feminine power, lust, and erotic love.”—Delilah Devlin on shapeshifters, gender and sexuality in submissions to SHE SHIFTERS