Emie Jaramillo learned long ago that brains count more than beauty, and that's just fine with her. She doesn't want, nor does she need, a relationship. When her prestigious academic career earns her an invitation to appear on a national talk show, she eagerly looks forward to discussing her genetics work. Little does she know that the episode is really entitled "Those bookworm looks have to go!" Worse yet, gorgeous makeup artist Gia Mendez—a woman around whom Emie stupidly lowers her guard—was in on the humiliating prank.
The fiasco just convinces Emie of what she knew all along: relationships are for other people, and women like Gia don't belong anywhere near her world. But Gia's about to make it up to Emie, by convincing her she has not only brains, but beauty...and she's the only woman Gia wants in her life.
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, whose detective skills more than make up for her failing eyesight—for help. Yoshi dedicates the resources of her firm, Blind Eye Detective Agency, to proving her friend's innocence. But every time the investigators rule out one suspect, another takes their place. What has Rosemary Finney done to make so many enemies? And which one did it?
The Tristaine series tell the story of a modern-day Amazon clan.
Tristaine, the last tribe of Amazon Nation, was created in 1980, when Cate Culpepper first started writing about the clan she hoped to find someday. The dystopian setting of the novels, however, evolved many years later, out of this country's response to 9/11. The heart of the series is the relationship between Jesstin, an Amazon, and Brenna, a City Medic. These four books were written for a small and select group of readers — women who know what it means to search for a wise queen, a just cause, and a loving clan.
Fletcher has a natural gift for rich storytelling and world-building. The Walls of Westernfort is another compelling Celaeno adventure, filled with intriguing characters and ethically-dynamic plotlines. This is a great read, from one of the best fantasy writers at work today.
Montezuma County Sheriff's detective, Jude Devine doesn't face too many challenges based in remote Paradox Valley, where most of the crime involves hiker assaults, campsite thefts, and cattle rustling. However, when the body of a local teenager shows up with a stake through her heart, Jude finds herself leading an investigation no one wants to touch.
As Jude uncovers the truth about the murder and tries to save a young girl from being forced into a plural marriage, she must decide how much she is willing to risk to see justice done. Further complicating her choices is her torrid entanglement with the golden girl of Southwestern forensic pathology, Dr. Mercy Westmoreland.
Meet Valerie Foret, a modern day lesbian Indiana Jones. Valerie has spent a fruitless year searching for a tomb in the Egyptian desert - a year where the only excitement has been provided by her secret trysts with a woman she might have been safer avoiding.