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In this sizzling new treasury, erotica maestro Radclyffe has assembled over two dozen titilating tales of lesbian couples taking each other to new heights of happily bedded bliss. Imagination and experimentation are the key that unlocks the hearts of these lesbian love stories and every kind of love you CAN imagine are told in stories redolent of romance, risk-taking, and, ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Cleis Press (first published January 17th 2011)
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Lisabet Sarai
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received my author's copy of this anthology more than a year ago, but hadn't had time to dive into it until recently. Overall I was very impressed by the quality, diversity, heat and heart I found within these pages. I've read dozens of stories by Rachel Kramer Bussell. Her sensual and flirty "French Fried" has to be one of the very best. Catherine Paulssen's "Misty and Me" plays with the notion of romantic cliches as a woman falls in love with her best friend. The uncertainty in this tale rea ...more
Kristi
Jan 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, 2012
(From my review at The Lesbrary: http://lesbrary.wordpress.com/2012/01...)

I was excited to be able to get hold of a copy of this through The Lesbrary, as I have not picked up the last couple of years’ worth of editions. Radclyffe does well once again with seventeen stories meant to warm the heart – and libido.

A theme of self-discovery runs throughout the stories, as women turn to best friends ( Geneva King’s Note To Self) and strangers (Rachel Kramer Bussel’s French Fried) looking for love and r
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Leah
Jun 04, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: didn-t-finish
Is this book for real? Like some of the stories are cute but some of them are just...wtf. There's alot of ridiculous cheesyness and awkward food-sex comparisons.
For example: "I am like cake in an oven, my pelvis, my clitoris, my g-spot, all rising, leavening, my cunt like egg batter, drippy and rich"
"...then picks up another fry, dips it in a pool of ketchup that somehow now seems like a sex sauce whips up just for us"
Who writes this shit??????????????????? It's terrible!!
Romancing the Book
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anthology, erotica
Reviewed By~Lori
Review Copy Provided By~Publisher

This was an anthology of very short stories about lesbian romance by various writers. At the end of the book there is a section of "about the authors". It provides a bit about the author and provides their web sites.

When I first received this book I was a little hesitant reading short stories and not a whole book about a central character. I wanted to read one long story! Then I started to read these stories. They are very sensual and romantic so
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Aaron
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Perhaps my favorite of the collection thus far. Character diversity is more fundamental to the quality of writing this time around, for which I'm grateful.

There still remains a small mountain of cliches and archetypes, but the editorial staff seems to have keened into letting them die away (e.g., How many stories have to mention Melissa Etheridge?). But with more contemporary writing comes more contemporary narratives: stories of marriage/divorce; stories of open bisexuality; stories of the harm
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Radclyffe has written over forty-five romance and romantic intrigue novels, dozens of short stories, and, writing as L.L. Raand, has authored a paranormal romance series, The Midnight Hunters. She has also edited Best Lesbian Romance 2009 through 2015 as well as multiple other anthologies. She is an eight-time Lambda Literary Award finalist in romance, mystery, and erotica—winning in both romance ...more
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