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Once in a LifetimeWe’re very happy to announce the release of Harper Bliss’s new book Once in a Lifetime. Harper has made good on her promise to write longer stories (we hear she has two more novels in the works!) and has turned her steamy novelette As Years Go By into a full-length novel.

Leigh and Jodie’s story gets the chance to fully unfold in this scorchingly hot and emotionally raw book. It’s all ‘feelings, feelings, feelings’ in Once in a Lifetime. Enjoy!

Here’s the blurb
Leigh Sterling and Jodie Whitehouse share a deep love and extreme passion in the bedroom. But when Jodie’s desire for a child becomes inevitable, it clashes with Leigh’s career ambitions as well as with her lack of maternal instinct, and forces them apart.

They go through life separately and, as years go by, their attempts at other relationships fail to measure up to the power of the union they once shared. When they see each other again eleven years after their painful breakup, an opportunity arises to explore if they really were each other’s one true love.

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Summer Love As a couple who met and fell in love in summer, we’ve always been especially fond of the season. Every year it brings back memories of those first evenings spent together, having drinks on a terrace, slowly getting to know each other and feeling like there might be something there worth exploring.
The idea to edit a summer romance anthology together came to us while having drinks on a terrace as well, but it was in the late fall. In the sub-tropical country we now call home, summers are spent mostly indoors in refrigerator-like air-conditioning.
After several months of receiving, reading and evaluating many submissions, we finally arrived at the splendid list of stories contained in the finished product. And we couldn’t be more proud. The quality and diversity of the stories is amazing. Some of them are purely romantic, others are sizzling hot. All of them together make for a perfect sensual companion to any holiday.

Here’s the blurb
Sun-soaked beaches, glittering blue pool surfaces and oceans painted by an orange-hued sunset have one thing in common: they’re the perfect background for falling in love. Who hasn’t felt that first wave of butterflies rise deep in their belly while pool side? Or that first quickening of the pulse when lounging on a lush patch of grass during a music festival? Summer is the perfect time to indulge in that sudden rush of first love or, equally so, the warm grip of long-fostered feelings for another woman.

This collection of fourteen stories runs the gamut of lesbian holiday romance stories. An Australian cookery course, a Belfast coffee shop, and even a romance writers’ conference are some of the backdrops for the summer love that unfolds in this lesbian romance anthology. Tamsin Flowers’s Drive Me Crazy takes place during Glastonbury, while Katya Harris’s sensual tale of passion between long-time lovers is entirely set by the side of the pool. Newcomer Brooke Winters brings us an irresistible tale of a woman running into a Mistress she’s played with in Spain, while Lucy Felthouse’s heroine gets much more heat than she bargained for when she goes volcano-watching on Lanzarote.

With stories by highly rated authors, including Annabeth Leong, Allison Wonderland, Erzabet Bishop and Harper Bliss, this collection is the perfect sensual companion to any holiday.

Table of Contents
Stepping Out by Cheyenne Blue
Mother Tongue by Camille Duvall
Drive Me Crazy by Tamsin Flowers
In the Honey-Sweet Sunshine by Katya Harris
Third Time Lucky by A.L. Brooks
A Most Spectacular View by Lucy Felthouse
Summer Stock by Emily L. Byrne
Mistress by Brooke Winters
A Good Read by RJ Layer
Orchid Rain by Erzabet Bishop
The Boi Who Cried Woolf by Allison Wonderland
Old College Friends by Annabeth Leong
Free Summer by K.A. Smith
A Matter Of Inclination by Harper Bliss

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Polar ShiftIt is no secret that here at Ladylit we love Laila Blake. She has contributed stories to most of our anthologies and mini-anthologies, and a few months ago we brought out a selection of these short stories in her very own collection Girls in Love. And now we are proud to present her most recent work, lesbian erotic novelette Polar Shift, which tells the story of Megan, a shy amateur photographer, and Kaylah, a seemingly uppity model. Their assumptions about each other, and their power dynamic, will be challenged, providing you with a scorching read that will heat up your day.

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Kaylah Shaw is everything Megan never wanted: impatient and abrasive, too tall and groomed to an unnatural perfection. One encounter is enough to last the failed photographer a lifetime. When she moves into Megan’s apartment building, however, Kaylah shows up at her door, with her smooth, long legs and a compelling smile, and surprises her with the request for a photoshoot. Finding some undeniable quality at the bottom of her dark eyes, Megan agrees, never expecting that Kaylah would take control of the shoot, with gentle but unerring dominance, and open her up to a world never explored before.

Caution: This title contains graphic language and lesbian sex and is suitable for adults only.

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Opposites Attract Ah, the tension of opposing view points, of liking someone you really shouldn’t, followed by the exquisite thrill of giving in… That’s what it’s all about in the 5 stories in this brand new mini-anthology. Because, as we all know, and despite fighting the urge and battling with the guilt, opposites do attract! Enjoy these five tales of clashing lesbian lust.

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Ladylit’s ‘Fab Five’ are back, and this time they will regale you with stories revolving around the age-old theme of Opposites Attract. Find out how a Democrat and a Republican reconcile their different political view points in Cheyenne Blue’s Coming Out In District 31, how a gym novice and a gym bunny get it on in Lucy Felthouse’s Same Place, Same Time, and how an older, rather uptight woman deals with a young brat spoiling her holiday in Harper Bliss’sThe Power of Words. Further stories by Erzabet Bishop and Laila Blake expand the settings in this diverse mini-anthology to a bookstore and a museum. Tension flies high in these five tales of clashing lesbian lust, in which the characters will have to either ignore their desire or broaden their mind.

Caution: This title contains graphic language and clashing lesbian sex and is suitable for adults only.

Table of Contents
Same Place, Same Time by Lucy Felthouse
Dark Bloomer by Laila Blake
Coming Out in District 31 by Cheyenne Blue
Art Speak by Erzabet Bishop
The Power of Words by Harper Bliss

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Her Own DevicesFans of beautiful prose, rejoice! Ladylit is proud to present Her Own Devices by Lisabet Sarai. The extraordinarily talented Lisabet has chosen her nine favourite stories of lesbian desire and put them together in this beautiful collection. Some of them will make you smile, some will make you wipe away a tear. And others will have you looking at some household objects in a whole new light. Enjoy!

Here’s the blurb
In Her Own Devices, Lisabet Sarai collects her favorite stories of lesbian desire into a single volume. Meet Ally, former gang member, who fears losing her identity along with her tattoos in the skilled hands of laser technician Luisa. Get to know butch firefighter Wilhemina “Billie” Macdonald, struggling to recover from the disastrous accident that killed her best buddy, with the help of a rather unconventional psychotherapist. Lick your lips at Goth rock chick Mina, barely into her twenties but brazen as sin, and velvet-clad, cigar-smoking Silicon Valley siren Dr. Marta Hausman.

Each of these nine luscious tales will introduce you to distinctively different women, who all demonstrate that, left to her own devices, a woman can find passion, comfort, love, healing or whatever she needs, in the arms of another woman.

Table of Contents
Rush Hour
Burn, Baby
Making Memory
Velvet
The Architecture of Desire
The First Stone
Sundae, Bloody Sundae
Clean Slate
Her Own Devices

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BossierWho doesn’t love a good tale of hanky-panky at work? With Bossier Ladylit brings you the sequel to Bossy, and we’ve enlisted some new authors to shake things up with their stories of lesbian lust in the workplace. Their styles, settings and characters may vary but they are all sizzling hot and will make even the laziest of you want to get out and be productive.

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Following the success of Bossy, Ladylit is back with a new collection of productive tales of lesbian lust. The ladies featured in these short stories do know how to make the workplace interesting, be it a book store, a garage, a corporate office, a dairy farm or a fitness studio. Bringing together stories by Harper Bliss, Emily L. Byrne, Rachel O. Esplanade, Ava-Ann Holland and Axa Lee, ‘Bossier: More Productive Tales of Lesbian Lust’ is most certainly Not Suitable For Work.

Table of Contents
Objects of Desire by Ava-Ann Holland
Full Service by Rachel O. Esplanade
Wage Slave by Emily L. Byrne
Night Shift by Axa Lee
One-on-One by Harper Bliss

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There are 10 days left to submit to Cheyenne Blue’s Call For Submissions. Meanwhile, here’s the call for our next anthology, which will be edited by Harper Bliss (who is so excited about it she’s literally jumping up and down while typing this…) 😉

From Top To Bottom: Lesbian Erotica Stories of Dominance and Submission (working title)

Editor: Harper Bliss

Publisher: Ladylit Publishing

Deadline: 1 September 2015 (earlier submissions preferred)

Payment: US$50.00 plus a free e-book of the anthology in each format (epub, mobi, pdf)
Rights: First worldwide digital and print rights

I am looking for sexy, well-written lesbian erotica stories with a clear power dynamic. Your story should feature kinky sex between two or more women, from bondage scenarios to power play to role play to sadism and masochism. I want characters with a range of age, race and sexual experience. I welcome both stories from the dominant and the submissive’s point of view. Dommes are not required to be perfect—show me their flaws and vulnerabilities!—and subs shouldn’t be pushovers. Show me what makes your characters tick. I’m not that interested in stories of extreme humiliation, but welcome stories where pain is pleasure and vice versa. Give me a good spanking. Handcuffs. A nicely cracking whip. A top who knows what she’s doing and a bottom who’s not afraid of some unexpected pain. Surprise me with your sadism, and with how your sub can only truly take it because of the deep emotional connection with the one she must surrender to.

Stories should have a unique voice, strong characters, tension, and rising action. All characters must be over 18.

Please note the usual no-nos apply: no incest / underage sex / rape / necrophilia / bestiality. No poetry please.

Preferred length: 3000 – 6000 words

Unpublished stories only.

US English. Please submit a double-spaced Microsoft Word document, using a 12-point serif font, such as Georgia or Times New Roman. One inch margins. If using a pen name, include both real and pen name on the manuscript.
Send your story as a .doc or .rtf file attachment to submissions at ladylit dot com. Please include ‘From Top To Bottom’ and your story title in the subject line.
In the body of the email please include your legal name, pen name (if applicable) and a short bio of no longer than 100 words written in 3rd person.

Established authors welcomed, newcomers encouraged. I look forward to reading your work.

All submissions acknowledged within 5 days and acceptances notified by 1 October 2015. The anthology will be released in November 2015.

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Blue Woman Stories 3We promised you more stories by Cheyenne Blue, and we alway keep our promises. Ladylit is proud to present the third instalment in Cheyenne’s collection of short stories: Blue Woman Stories Volume 3. As in Volume 1 and 2 these short stories are a treat to read and sure to leave you hot and bothered.

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An Irish tourist meets a biker in Las Vegas, a young nurse learns more than medical procedure from an older colleague, and in A Story About Sarah, an indigenous woman recalls her long-time lover. From an Australian mining camp, to the fells of England, Blue Woman Stories Volume 3 contains five more compelling stories of lesbian love from Cheyenne Blue.

Contents
A Story About Sarah
Irish Abroad
Nurse Joan
Carrowkeel
Run, Jo, Run

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CHEYENNE BLUE’S erotica has appeared in around 100 erotic anthologies since 2000. Her best lesbian stories are now available in the Blue Woman Stories collections published by Ladylit. She is the editor of Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire also from Ladylit, and has edited short stories through to novels. Under her own name she has written travel books and articles, and curated anthologies of local writing in Ireland. She has lived in Europe and North America, but now lives and writes near the beach in Queensland, Australia. You can find her on Twitter and Goodreads.
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The Witches of GloucesterToday we are very proud and excited to put out The Witches of Gloucester by Lisabet Sarai. We at Ladylit have been fans of Lisabet for a while and were chuffed when she contributed a story to our Lammy nominated anthology Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire. And now we’re even more chuffed to be able to publish this extremely sexy and beautifully written novelette which is bound to give you some hot flashes as well as a few chuckles.
Look out for more from Lisabet in the next month, but in the mean time enjoy The Witches of Goucester!

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The historic port of Gloucester, Massachusetts has a special charm, due at least in part to its resident witches. For decades, raven-maned Marguerite and redheaded Beryl have lived among its hard-working inhabitants, making magic and mischief. Love and sex fuel their supernatural abilities, but duality limits their power. To reach their full potential, they need a third witch to complete their circle.

Rejected as a nymphomaniac by her puritanical boyfriend, Emmeline escapes to Gloucester to work on her PhD thesis. From the moment she arrives, Marguerite and Beryl sense her erotic vitality and unrecognized paranormal talent. The platinum-haired beauty may well be the enchantress they have been awaiting for so long. Now they need to show Em that her prodigious libido is a gift and persuade her that her destiny lies in the sea-girt town they guard, and in their arms.

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Forbidden FruitWe are very proud to share the news that Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire edited by Cheyenne Blue has been nominated for a Lammy in the Lesbian Erotica category.

The 27th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists were announced yesterday and editor Cheyenne Blue along with the contributing authors are in excellent company.

Here’s a reminder of the blurb for Forbidden Fruit:

She’s off limits but the attraction burns so bright it’s impossible to resist.

This collection of seventeen stories charts the spectrum of unwise lesbian desire, gathering tales of women you should resist—but can’t. In Jean Roberta’s Shelter the bad girl’s back from prison. An upper-class lady seduces her maid in Laila Blake’s poignant story set in Regency England, while a Catholic nun is beguiled by a hooker in Lisabet Sarai’s powerful The First Stone.

These women are cops, slave owners, doctors, Dommes, and horse thieves, and you’ll find them at the pool, being seduced by older women, putting their job on the line for lust, or seducing the salt-and-pepper butch.

With stories from writers at the top of their game, including Sacchi Green, Erzabet Bishop, Beth Wylde, Harper Bliss, and Allison Wonderland, this collection is sure to thrill.

All further information on the book here >>

Congratulations to all finalists and best of luck at the awards ceremony. We’re keeping our fingers crossed.

P.S. If you’re an author and would like to submit a story to a Lammy-nominated editor, Cheyenne Blue has an open Call For Submissions! 😉

 

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