Body Language

By Renee Roman

Mika James is handsome, so what’s the problem if she uses her attributes to seduce rich women? There are worse ways to keep a roof over her head. After her latest lover calls it quits for a better offer and shows her the door by telling her she’ll never do anything of importance with her life anyway, Mika has a choice to make: keep searching for validation between the sheets or go back to college and prove she’s capable of more.

Professor Jennifer Long loves her job and she’s really good at it. Unfortunately, it’s the only thing she has under control. Her unrewarding yo-yo dieting and her mom’s unending suggestion that she lose weight because no one will want her the way she is has killed not only her confidence, but any belief she’s sexy.

Mika’s struggling with her coursework, but she isn’t keen on admitting she needs help, even if it’s from the beautiful Professor Long. When Mika realizes Jennifer could also use some tutoring—of the hands-on erotic variety—they strike a deal to help each other. If only their perfect sexy arrangement wasn’t so dangerous for their hearts.

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If You Dare

By Sandy Lowe

Lauren West is stuck. Stuck in her hometown over the holidays. Stuck in a Wi-Fi dead zone. Stuck watching her longtime crush make out with her ex-best-friend. The small town of Sunrise Falls thrives on gossip, and everyone’s talking about the mess she’s made of her life back in San Francisco. One festively decorated bar and two vodka tonics later, a game of truth or dare seems like just the thing to distract her. Until the dare to seduce the next woman who walks through the door brings her face-to-face with librarian Emma Prescott.

Emma’s a good girl with a mind dirty enough to make a sex worker blush. A painful experience as a teenager has left her anxious and afraid of her own desire, but when gorgeous Lauren West kisses her senseless, Emma thinks maybe she’s finally found the perfect person to help her break free. That is, until Lauren comes clean about what really turns her on and reveals passions far darker than Emma ever anticipated.

Reader Advisory: If You Dare contains explicit fantasies of non-consent.

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Arrested Pleasures

By Nanisi Barrett D'Arnuk

BDSM
Multicultural 

Travel writer Katherine Lowe falls asleep on a train and awakens on the border of Rebinia, well past her transfer stop. When she reaches for her passport, her luggage and her documents are missing. She seeks help from the authorities, but first she’s told the U.S. has no record of her identity, and then her backpack is found filled with illegal drugs.

Facing a twenty-three-year prison sentence, Katherine fears the worst until beautiful attorney Jocelyn Buza is assigned her case. As they work to prove her innocence, Katherine discovers that the erotic secrets hidden in Jocelyn’s mansion ignite her desire for submission.

But not everything is as it seems, and when the truth of the case is revealed, will their bond survive?

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Silk and Leather: Lesbian Erotica with an Edge

By Victoria Villasenor

What happens when you leave your inhibitions at the door? When you’re ready for something different, something that pushes your boundaries and makes your wildest, wettest fantasies come true? What would you do if no one was watching? Or if they were? Is there something you’ve always wanted try? A bit of role play? A top to someone’s bottom? That chance meeting that leads to unexpected pleasures?

Life is anything but ordinary when the lights go out and there are no rules to follow. This collection of stories by award winning authors offers fantasies as soft as silk and tough as leather. The only question is: How far will you go to make your deepest desires come true?

 

Praise from Publishers Weekly: "The 20 stories in this scorching anthology of lesbian erotica celebrate Sapphic love, freedom of choice, and female sexuality...Readers will be thrilled by the erotic journeys of these empowered heroines who break out of their shells and claim their pleasure. There are no false notes in this red-hot anthology." (starred)

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Femme Tales

By Anne Shade

People of Color

Beast: Former hip-hop artist Ebony “The Beast” Trent has wrapped her persona around herself like a protective wall of bitterness. Belinda Jansen is confident, intelligent, sexy, and—to Ebony's fascination—not the least bit intimidated by Ebony’s beastly demeanor. Can Beauty truly tame The Beast?

Awaken: Local celebrity chef Chayse Carmichael has achieved a level of success she’d only imagined while learning to cook. But when free-spirited Georgia peach Serena Frasier walks into her restaurant, Chayse realizes that success doesn’t always bring happiness if you don’t have someone special to share it with. Does love at first sight truly exist?

Stiletto: Music mogul Cass Phillips barely has a moment to sleep, let alone build a relationship. But an unexpected encounter with shoe designer Faith Shaw leads her to believe that maybe fairy tales do come true. Can true love really conquer all?

Six women find themselves in their own real-life fairy tales when true love finds them in the most unexpected ways.

 

Praise from Publishers Weekly: "Shade twines together three sensual novellas, each based on a classic fairy tale and centering black lesbian love....The fairy tale connections put a fun, creative spin on these quick outings. Readers looking for sweet and spicy lesbian romance will be pleased."

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In Helen's Hands

By Nanisi Barrett D'Arnuk

Mickey dreams of becoming a jazz pianist but instead spends her days arranging and transcribing other people’s music. When her idol, world-renowned jazz great Helen Robins, offers her a job, Mickey goes out of her way to prove she’s capable. But there’s more to Helen than meets the eye, and Mickey soon discovers a whole new world of erotic submission. 

The agreement: As her mistress, Helen pushes Mickey to her sensual limits, delivering the pleasure only a BDSM lifestyle can provide her. As Helen's submissive, Mickey serves her in any way she requires. Drawn into a seduction she never knew she needed, Mickey discovers her true identity in the thrill of passion and the test of pain. For Mickey, being in Helen’s hands is everything, but when desire gives way to something deeper, their bond is tested to the breaking point.

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Date Night

By Raven Sky

Actors/Artists
International Setting

Quinn, a stylish artsy photographer, and Riley, a passionate redheaded veterinarian, are celebrating their one-year anniversary. Such an important milestone is bound to result in some extraordinary sexual adventures, but precisely how extraordinary is up to you.

Quinn and Riley start off their date night in a sensually stimulating dine-in-the-dark restaurant. One of the women will make a bold suggestion. Will Quinn suggest that Riley wear a remote-controlled vibrator while they sing karaoke at a piano bar? Or will Riley suggest that they check out the women-only night at a local sex club? 

From there, the intimate escapades just get more intriguing, as you, the reader, get to choose how these two show their desire for each other on their special night. Whether you prefer your sex scenes to be sweet, steamy, or intense, you can try it all, knowing that whichever path you choose, the erotic adventure is certain to be hot, loving, upbeat, and sometimes even humorous.

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All She Wants

By Larkin Rose

Tessa Dalton’s mission: be crowned the new wedding planner for one of the most prestigious resorts in Colorado by winning an event contest. All she has to do is get seven events safely under wraps in eight weeks and the crown is hers. She’ll stop at nothing to win, even if planning weddings for frequent flyer bridezillas has put a bitter taste in her mouth where love and commitment are concerned.

Marci Jones is not a people person. The last thing she wants is to be the liaison for the contest crew leaders, but when her best friend needs a favor, she can’t say no. If not for Wendy, she’d be in jail…or worse. Maybe the disruption will help her get over her cheating ex and she’ll be able to put her life back together.

Marci can’t believe her luck at a one-night-stand with a beautiful woman who refuses to give her name. That is until the mystery goddess shows up as one of the contestants…

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Party of Three

By Sandy Lowe

Three friends are in for a wild night at billionaire heiress Eleanor McGregor’s twenty-fifth birthday party. Love, lust, and doing the right thing, even when it hurts, turn the evening into one that will change their lives forever. 

Sarah Donovan just wants to have fun. After a failed relationship and a string of bad first dates leave her moping into her cosmo, a hot and steamy one-night stand with a perfect stranger is just what she needs to feel desirable again. 

Avery Anders can’t seem to forget the long-ago accidental kiss with the one woman she couldn’t have, her friend’s little sister. When they meet again, the flame is hotter than ever, and temptation may be too much to resist. 

Kaitlyn Forrester was a hopeless romantic until the love of her life walked out on her. Can she learn to forgive when her high school sweetheart returns to town looking to mend her broken heart?

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Hard Body

By Renee Roman

A Bold Strokes Books Short Story

Sharon Lane’s vivid fantasy life satisfies her raging libido. But when her sexy firefighter housemate Case Austin walks in on her in a compromising position and offers to make all her fantasies come true, Sharon has a chance to turn the imaginary into smokin’ hot reality.

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Top of the Class & Bonus Night

By Radclyffe

A Radclyffe Short Story

Allie receives a surprise from friends and discovers her fantasy is nowhere close to the real thing. Ryan turns out to be the key that unlocks Allie's true power to please.

Previously published in Erotic Interludes 3: Lessons in Love, edited by Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman (Bold Strokes Books, 2006); republished in Radical Encounters (Bold Strokes Books, 2009).

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Eris

By Winter Pennington

A Bold Strokes Books Short Story

“Consider me a therapist of sorts...one that wields a different set of tools.”

Vampire and dominatrix at Oklahoma City’s local vamp club, The Two Points, Eris offers a glimpse into her life and her hidden motivations for her chosen career.

 

Previously published in Women of the Dark Streets, edited by Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman (Bold Strokes Books, 2012).

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The French Lesson

By Kim Baldwin

A Bold Strokes Books Short Story

An American tourist gets an unexpectedly erotic French lesson on the Eurostar train to Paris. Who knew learning a new language could be so much fun?

 

Previously published in Erotic Interludes 3: Lessons in Love, edited by Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman (Bold Strokes Books, 2006).

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Word Play

By Radclyffe

A Radclyffe Short Story

In the still dark of the night, a woman writes her desire and dares, at last, to send her words to the woman who inspired them.

 

Previously published in Erotic Interludes 3: Lessons in Love, edited by Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman (Bold Strokes Books, 2006).

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Dangerous Curves

By Larkin Rose

Celebrity
Enemies to Lovers Romance

NASCAR photographer Lacy McGowen never thought she’d capture the moment of death. Unable to watch another race after a fatal crash, she flees Pittsburgh to shoot weddings and capture the images of LA’s young, fashionable, and oh-so-spoiled. She’s desperate to get back to the racetrack but has no idea how to overcome the images that haunt her.

Up-and-coming NASCAR driver Kip Sellars has a death wish. At least that’s what Lacy thinks when her best friend convinces her that cleaning up the young rookie’s image will be a breeze. Kip’s rude, arrogant, and unprofessional, not to mention scruffy, which shouldn’t be nearly as sexy as it is.

What Lacey doesn’t know is that Kip’s penchant for trouble masks a secret she can never tell and a deal with the devil she never should have made. When love waits at the finish line, dangerous curves are a risk worth taking.

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Model Behavior

By MJ Williamz

Fashion photographer Ronnie Mannis loves women. She loves to photograph them, and she especially loves to sleep with them. But when she meets model Lana Ferguson, she knows she’s found the one for her. Lana has never been happier, and this time it could even be love.

Ronnie is finally ready to settle down, but her ex, Whitney LaRoche, isn’t going to accept that she’s moved on. When Whitney’s jealousy ends in an attack that leaves Lana disfigured, Lana's world comes crashing down. Her career is over, and life as she knows it changes forever. Certain that Ronnie, surrounded by the world’s most desirable women, couldn't possibly want her now, Lana pushes her away. 

Despite her guilt over the price Lana has paid for her past mistakes, Ronnie vows to convince Lana she’s just as beautiful as ever in all the ways that matter most.

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Happy, Happy Birthday, Baby

By Radclyffe

A Radclyffe Short Story

When one woman sets out to make her lover's dream come true with a sexy, secret present, she ends up on the receiving end of a hot fantasy.

 

Previously published in Change of Pace: Erotic Interludes (Bold Strokes Books, 2004).

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Blessed Benediction

By Radclyffe

A Radclyffe Short Story

A daring femme proves to her friends that getting down on her knees doesn't mean she isn't in control. And her horny lover couldn't be more happy about the demonstration. An erotic exhibition of just how to do it.

 

Previously published in Tasting Him, ed. Rachel Kramer Bussel (Cleis Press, 2008); republished in Radical Encounters (Bold Strokes Books, 2009).

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