At twelve years old, Claire Barker developed a massive crush on her best friend Sarah’s older sister, the handsome, butch Alex Williams. Now twenty-seven and a successful entrepreneur, Claire’s interest hasn’t waned—despite Alex’s fashion photography career keeping her overseas for months at a time. When Alex moves home unexpectedly, she and Claire end up enjoying a surprise, wine-fueled reunion that alters their relationship forever.
Are Claire’s dreams about to come true, or will real life prove to be more complicated than her fantasies?
By MJ Williamz
Wylie Boase is the consummate womanizer. She’s smart and charming and women love her, but she’s never found anyone who makes her want to stick around. Until she goes to Broome, Australia. She feels an immediate attraction to Amarina, the woman who manages the hostel where Wylie’s staying.
Things are great between them, except Amarina isn’t out to her family and Wylie is terrified she’s going to out her unintentionally. Wylie tries to explain to Amarina that she needs to leave before she does something to hurt her, but Amarina thinks she’s just leaving to leave.
Life is hell without Amarina, so Wylie returns to Australia. Will Amarina take her back or is her heart too broken to recover?
A young farmhand has a hard time convincing her older and very sexy boss she's serious about getting involved with her until one sunny summer day she finds her boss alone in the barn and takes matters into her own hands.
Previously published in Best Lesbian Romance 2013 (Cleis Press).
A national gathering of federal agents leads to a surprising, and sexy, turn of events when two women who helped each other survive training share a room and discover their feelings go way beyond the boundaries of friendship.
Previously published in Best Lesbian Romance 2012 (Cleis Press).
By Alexa Black
Courtesan Cailyn Derys serves the passions of the noble classes—but she’s never served anyone like Teran Nivrai. Everyone whispers about the reclusive noblewoman, indulging her penchant for cruel passions on a private, hidden planet. She’s even modified her body with retractable steel claws. Drawn by curiosity, Cailyn can’t resist a meeting. Is Lady Nivrai the demon everyone whispers about, or have gossip and scandal made a monster of her?
Sex and pain draw Cailyn in, but the loneliness Cailyn sees in everyone’s favorite villain keeps her there. When the ruling Councils decide to use Teran’s gift for inflicting pain—and her claws—against their enemies, will Cailyn discover that the monster is real?
Art historian Chloé Devereaux needs a job, and she wants it to be in her hometown of New Orleans. She interviews for a position as an assistant at a prestigious art dealership run by the Winters Corporation—specifically, the beautiful, ruthless, and alluring Amelia Winters.
Amelia intrigues Chloé—and intimidates her. After she hires Chloé, Amelia insists that her assistant dress the part, and takes her on a whirlwind makeover and shopping spree. Before Chloé knows it, she is wearing designer clothes and barely recognizes herself in the mirror. Chloé’s friends and family are worried, and they warn her that Amelia is a lady killer. Chloé does her best to ignore them, reasoning that her relationship with Amelia is purely professional…or is it? Is Chloé’s growing regard for Amelia something more than friendship? Are her friends and family right? Should Chloé steer clear?
And don't miss the sequel, Canvas for Love
Alice Wu is at Camp Rewind only because her therapist thinks it’ll help her overcome the social anxiety she’s battled since childhood. She’s not sure she believes that theory, but will try anything to make a real friend. A casual fling would also be nice, but she’s not holding her breath.
Rosa Salazar hopes camp will be an escape from a life permanently altered. Eviscerated online for her feminist critique of a popular video game, Rosa has endured months of anonymous threats over social media, doxxing, and, worst of all, the posting of graphic, sexually explicit material stolen from her cloud storage—including a dirty video she made for an ex. Using a fake name, she enrolls in camp craving a return to a simpler time, before the shame.
Alice and Rosa soon discover that at Camp Rewind, anything is possible. Even an unlikely friendship that swiftly becomes something more.
Praise from Publishers Weekly: "Romance is on fast forward at Camp Rewind....Alice’s awakening is beautiful to watch as Rosa tries to protect them both from online scrutiny. This is a quick, satisfying read for those longing for the nostalgia of a summer camp romance."
By MJ Williamz
The year is 1969 and passions run high. You’re either for the Vietnam War or you’re not. Tommy Benton is decidedly not. She lives on a commune and demonstrates against the war every chance she gets. She considers those fighting the war to be baby killers. Dolly Samson is a nurse on a Navy ship, and she tends to the sick and wounded. When she goes on liberty, she meets Tommy and the attraction is instantaneous. They burn hot for each other, but how long can that flame last given their differences? And when liberty is over and Dolly goes back on the ship, will Tommy stand by her? Or will their political differences destroy any hope for happiness?
By MJ Williamz
It’s 1969 and the Vietnam War is in full swing. Tommy Benton and the others on her commune are vehemently against the war. Tommy divides her time between organizing and leading protests and enjoying the love of different women on the commune. She’s passionate about two things: free love and protesting the Vietnam War.
When the Fourth of July rolls around, Tommy leads the people in her commune, as well of thousands of others, in a peaceful demonstration. After, she enjoys the party atmosphere that consumes the commune. The following day, a reporter shows up to interview her. He promises to submit his article to the bigger, national papers, and Tommy feels that she’s finally making a name for herself on the national scene as a leading activist.
By Jenny Frame
Amelia Honey, cutter and suit designer at an exclusive London Savile Row tailor, is happy with her professional life, but her love life is barren and cold. When she is asked to stand in for her boss’s private appointment with the mysterious Byron De Brek, she couldn’t be more excited—or nervous. Byron is the perfect example of a dapper butch, and someone who fuels Amelia’s darkest fantasies.
Will she follow Byron’s lead and explore those darker needs, or will she run away from what her heart and her body truly hunger for?
A girl submits to her lover's plans to deck her out in latex for a hot all-girl rubber party—until the prep turns into a very sexy treatment that makes her beg to be done.
Previously published in Rubber Sex edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Cleis Press, 2008); republished in Radical Encounters (Bold Strokes Books, 2009).
By Julie Blair
Stanford law graduate Kate Dawson is focused on the future laid out for her—partnership in her family’s law firm and marriage. When she moves to a cabin in the Santa Cruz Mountains to study for the bar exam, crossing paths with her intriguing neighbor leads to a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery that wasn’t part of the plan.
Landscaper and handsome butch top Chris Brent has a well-deserved reputation as a considerate lover. Avoiding relationships with all their emotional messiness, she indulges in her favorite pastime at sex parties and with casual lovers. She enthusiastically agrees to initiate her cute neighbor to ways of sexual pleasure.
Sex was the deal. Falling in love ruins everything. Or does it?
Publishers Weekly says: "[T]he characterization is top-notch, with emotional beats tied heavily to the increasing erotic entanglement of the leads....This is a sizzling, satisfying romance that hits the spot."
College: four years when anything goes and rules are made to be broken. A time for freedom, experimentation, and guiltless pleasures. Come join the co-eds for a homecoming bash, crash a girls-only party, and enjoy study hall where the topic is Eros. From roommates with benefits to sexy sorority initiations, hot professors demanding extra credit after class and summer vacation threesomes, this collection is required reading for anyone looking to earn an A in sex-ed.
By MJ Williamz
Jesse Garrett still grieves the death of her partner four years ago. The only thing that makes her feel alive are the nameless women with whom she shares her bed. And her art. When the opportunity arises for her to travel to Paris to study art, Jesse agrees to leave her dead-end job and take her chances in Paris.
Odette owns a café across the street from Jessie’s dorm. Jesse frequents the café, mostly to see Odette with her silver hair and deep green eyes. It’s attraction at first sight.
Their love burns hot until Odette has a stroke, leaving her unable to remember Jesse. Will Odette ever remember her or must Jesse spend the rest of her time in Paris alone?
By MJ Williamz
Movie star Jean Sanders is America's Sweetheart in 1946. She's also a lesbian, which she tries to keep concealed from the prying eyes of her public. She's been very discreet in her encounters until she meets Maggie Crawford, an up-and-coming actress. They fall in love and want to spend every moment together. They devise a guise under which Maggie will move in with Jean to study acting. The ruse works until a reporter snaps a picture of the two of them gazing lovingly into each other's eyes.
They are told by the studio head that if they continue living together, they'll be fired, so they split up, each afraid of ruining her career. Can they overcome the social mores of the day and find everlasting love?
By MJ Williamz
Boone Fairway worked hard to buy her own bar and now reaps the benefits. She's a partier and loves the different women she meets at the bar. When she meets Grey Dawson, she hopes she'll be one in her string of women. Grey has different ideas. She works at a domestic abuse shelter and feels that bars are a main contributor of abuse.
When Boone's sister-in-law shows up at Boone's bar, beaten by her husband, Boone turns to Grey for help. They work together to help Phoebe and begin a budding relationship. The relationship is strained by Boone's drinking and the bar, which Grey has a hard time accepting as just a social gathering point.Both women were raised in abusive environments and work hard to overcome their fears and insecurities to make the relationship work.