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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!

Here’s the blurb
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.

It’s available here:
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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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French Kissing: Season TwoSeason Two of Harper Bliss‘s serial French Kissing is now available as a boxed set. Find out how ‘the ladies’ are doing after all the drama in Season One. Harper has already promised there will be a third season, so that must mean there are a few cliffhangers to be resolved. ;-)

Here’s the blurb:
Paris… City of lights, City of love… City of drama!

The ladies’ lives have gone back to normal four weeks after the news about Dominique and Steph’s affair broke. This, however, doesn’t mean that everything is going swimmingly. Nadia and Juliette are engaged, but will they ever find time in their busy schedules to get married? Claire and Margot are giving their relationship another go, but can all the emotional events that came before be swept under the rug? And how has Steph and Dominique’s affair progressed now that it has been brutally thrust into the limelight?

Find out in Season Two of French Kissing!

Hearts will be broken and mended, new intrigues will come to the fore, ghosts from the past will wreak havoc on even the best of intentions, and mistakes will have to be rectified—in and out of the bedroom.

Warning: This title contains sensual language, ladies making love, broken hearts, sore backsides, and a cliffhanger or two.

THIS BOXED SET CONTAINS ALL FOUR EPISODES OF FRENCH KISSING: SEASON TWO AT 40% DISCOUNT!

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A paperback version will be available later this month. Happy reading!

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Piano LessonsWe’re very happy to kick of another year of publishing enticing lesbian fiction with a brand new erotic novelette by Harper Bliss.

Piano Lessons‘ main features are a couple of cougars and a hotter-than-hot threesome. The main character Ruby Cliff, literally, finds herself in the middle of all that. ;-)

Here’s the blurb
Ruby is finding it hard to get over the break up with her girlfriend, but her piano teacher Jill is not having any of it. After Ruby’s lack of focus makes for another dismal lesson, Jill invites her reluctant student into the home she shares with her partner Charlotte for an afternoon of extreme relaxation, and getting over her ex.

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We are very happy to be teaming up with editor Cheyenne Blue again to put together another sizzling lesbian erotica anthology. Please find all the details below.

First (working title)
Editor: Cheyenne Blue
Deadline: 24 April 2015
Payment: US$40.00 plus 1 copy of e-book and paperback
Rights: First worldwide digital rights and print rights.
Preferred length: 2500 – 5000 words

Cheyenne Blue is seeking fictional stories of lesbian passion about first experiences. While I will be including stories of sexual firsts, including first lesbian encounter and first experience of a particular sexual act, I am especially after stories that look beyond this with imagination and flair. I would like to see stories where the sex happens as an integral part of another first, whether it’s the first day in a new job, the first time overseas, breaking the law, or skinny dipping. How about a first experience of sex in zero G in space, or a near death experience on the battleground of a past war? Show me the marvel, wonder, joy, and pride of new experience, the accomplishment, or even the fear or despair. I welcome stories of emotional firsts: the first time in love, the first time that hate translates to sex, the first time with a new partner after a break up.

Above all, Cheyenne wants strong, complete tales that are more than just a sex act. This is not an anthology of true confessions, so stories do not need to be written in first person. For examples of the type of stories and writing Cheyenne is looking for, check out her previous anthology, “Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire”.

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

Unpublished stories strongly preferred, although a couple of reprints might be used. Reprints must be solely owned by the author.

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 Cheyenne Blue at firstantho@gmail.com. Please include “First” and your story title in the subject line.
In the body of the email please include your legal name, pseudonym, a short bio, and previous publication information if the story is a reprint.

Established authors welcomed, newcomers encouraged.

All submissions acknowledged within 3 days and acceptances notified by 1 June 2015.

About the editor: Cheyenne Blue is the editor of “Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire” also from Ladylit, and has edited short stories through to novels. Her erotic fiction has been included in approximately 100 erotic anthologies since 2000. Under her own name she has written travel books and articles, and edited anthologies of local writing in Ireland.

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December will be a slow month on the publication front at Ladylit, so to make up for that we are proud and excited to announce the following call for submissions. Our Publisher Caroline Manchoulas is teaming up with her wife Harper Bliss to produce an anthology themed around summer holiday romance, set to come out in summer 2015. Do submit!

Summer Love: Lesbian Stories of Holiday Romance (working title)

Editors: Caroline Manchoulas and Harper Bliss

Publisher: Ladylit Publishing

Deadline: 31 March 2015 (the earlier the better)

Payment: US$45.00 plus 1 copy of e-book and paperback

Rights: First worldwide digital rights and print rights

We are looking for stories of lesbian love during the summer holiday. This could be a short holiday fling somewhere far away from home, or a moment of summer heat passion between a long lasting couple, or anything in between.
We welcome erotic content, but romance has to be the focus of the story.
Please note the usual no-nos apply: no incest / underage sex / rape / necrophilia / bestiality / scat. 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 Summer Love and your story title in the subject line.
In the body of the email please include your legal name, pseudonym and a short bio.

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

All submissions acknowledged within 3 days and acceptances notified by 1 May 2015.

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Blue Woman Stories Volume 2It’s Friday, so time for our weekly (but last of 2014) New Release blogpost! Today we present to you the second instalment in the collected erotica of one of our most prized contributors: Blue Woman Stories Volume 2 by Cheyenne Blue. As in Volume 1, Cheyenne brings us authentic and beautifully written stories that are sure to leave you wanting more… (and don’t worry, more are coming)

In other news, please check back here early next week, as we’ll have a pretty exciting announcement!

Here is the blurb
Love triumphs as opposites attract in the Colorado Rockies, an unwitting voyeur has an eye-opening encounter on an Irish ferry, and love takes a lifetime to arrive in the poignant Glory B. This second volume of Cheyenne Blue’s lesbian erotica contains five more of her finely woven lesbian tales.

Contents
Perspex Window
Wide White Sky
Glory B
Discovering Donnie
Flannel and Fleece

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About the author
Cheyenne Blue’s erotic fiction has been included in over 90 erotic anthologies since 2000, including Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica, Sweat, Bossy, and Wild Girls, Wild Nights. She is the editor of Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire (Ladylit Publishing). Under her own name she has written travel books and articles, and edited anthologies of local writing in Ireland. She has lived in the U.K., Ireland, Colorado, and Switzerland, but now writes, runs, makes bread and cheese, and drinks wine by the beach in Queensland, Australia. Check out her blog at cheyenneblue.com.

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AttheWatersedge_HarperBliss_final_180Here at Ladylit Publishing we are extremely proud to present Harper Bliss’ very first full-length novel At the Water’s Edge, which is also Ladylit’s very first full-length novel. To celebrate this important milestone, we asked Harper a few questions about her book.

Hi Harper, congratulations on At the Water’s Edge. This is your first full-length novel, why did you decide to write longer work?
Thank you! I wanted to write a longer story for two reasons. First, because readers are always asking me for longer works and I do live to please them. ;-) Second, because the story in At the Water’s Edge needed time to unfold and the characters needed more time to develop. I knew from the start that a novella wouldn’t do.

The subject matter is also quite different from what we’re used to from you. What compelled you to go that more serious route?
It didn’t feel as though I had a lot of choice in the matter. This was really a story that ‘picked me’ (to say it with a big cliché.) The themes the book deals with also beg a more serious approach than what I’m used to writing (e.g. in French Kissing, which also deals with serious subjects but, perhaps, in a different tone—more tongue-in-cheek.) In At the Water’s Edge the drama needed to come from the characters and what they’re going through internally, instead of from plot twists and conspiracies to bring down politicians and such things.

The author’s note at the end of the book indicates that the subject is pretty close to your heart and has touched you personally. Can you tell us how much of you there is in Ella?
Ella’s story is not my story, but I can certainly sympathise with a lot of the emotions she goes through. Just like Ella, I’ve struggled with depression throughout my life, and creating a character that has gone through much of the same as I have, was a fine balancing act because where do you draw the line? To answer your question more directly: there’s quite a bit of me in Ella.
That being said, I like to believe I have some of Kay in me also (and vice versa.) (And, just like Ella, I also have a massive crush on Kay.)

You seem to be undergoing a bit of a re-branding, from lesbian erotica writer to lesbian fiction writer. Does this mean we have to say goodbye to the hot lady loving scenes we’ve come to expect from you?
No, of course not. As long as I write romance, I will be writing love scenes. I believe I can’t help myself. At the Water’s Edge has three such scenes as well, and—off the top of my head—I think the orgasm count is six. ;-)
I did think it was necessary to ‘re-brand’ myself because, despite a few hot scenes (that serve the story well, I hope), At the Water’s Edge decidedly is not erotica. It’s not only romance either, as it deals with other themes like depression, redemption, healing and family.
I do hope to write more of these kinds of stories, which doesn’t mean I won’t be writing erotica any more (because you never forget your first love!)

What are you working on right now and what can we expect in the coming weeks/months?
I’m currently writing the second season of my serial French Kissing. The ladies seem to have gotten themselves into quite a spot of bother again. But my first release after At the Water’s Edge will be a novelette called Piano Lessons. It features a threesome and cougars and, well, the piano is of lesser importance, really. I’ve also decided to develop my novelette As Years Go By into a novel. But first, I’m going on holiday. I’ve written more than 300.000 words of highly dramatic lesbian fiction already this year, and my brain needs a break.

Thanks Harper!

Here is the blurb
After a traumatic event that has left her in deep need of healing, Ella Goodman returns to her hometown in Oregon. While staying at her family’s cabin at the West Waters lake resort, she finds an unexpected friend in level-headed owner Kay Brody. But Ella’s sole objective is to restore the broken ties with her family, and she has no time for distractions like falling in love. The healing process is confrontational and difficult though, and she is soon forced to realize that people like Kay only come along once in a lifetime.

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Sweet SeductionsThe last couple of months have certainly been busy ones at Ladylit Publishing, with almost weekly new publications. And this week we’re proud to present Sweet Seductions: The Erzabet Bishop Collection.

Erzabet has been a valuable contributor to Ladylit anthologies, from Forbidden Fruit and Anything She Wants, to our series of themed mini-anthologies.

This collection brings together three of her best stories from these anthologies, and a couple of new ones as well.

Here is the blurb:
Roller derby girls looking for kicks, a kinky crochet class and an erotic cruise adventure… Sweet Seductions: The Erzabet Bishop Collection brings you five sinfully seductive short stories of lady loving by one of the erotica world’s most prolific authors. Featuring three stories previously published in Ladylit anthologies and two brand new ones, this collection is sure to seduce you.

Contents
Mermaids and Mistletoe
Pumpernickel
Hooked
Derby Girls
Mosaics and Mermaids

Please note that ‘Hooked’, ‘Mermaids and Mistletoe’ and ‘Derby Girls’ have previously appeared in Ladylit anthologies.

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About the author
Erzabet Bishop is thrilled to learn writing naughty books is a whole lot of fun. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. Follow her reviews and posts on Twitter at @erzabetbishop.

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CougarsLovers of more mature women, you’re in for a treat. We’ve just released Cougars, a brand new mini-anthology with short stories by the five usual suspects: Erzabet Bishop, Laila Blake, Harper Bliss, Cheyenne Blue and Lucy Felthouse.

Here’s the blurb:
Mature women are on the prowl in ‘Cougars’, Ladylit’s new collection of lusty lesbian tales in which older ladies seduce younger ones… or the other way around. An ageing rock star has it bad for the singer of the latest hit band in Harper Bliss’s ‘Reunion Tour’. In Cheyenne Blue’s ‘Gorgon and Goat’ cheese plays its part in bringing two women together, while in Laila Blake’s ‘The Girl Next Door’ it’s a blackout in an apartment building that does the trick. Erzabet Bishop and Lucy Felthouse bring their usual light-heartedness to their stories of, respectively, an older airplane passenger in first class who has a young flight attendant all to herself, and a girl walking her dog who needs to return a stray pup she encounters on her path. ‘Cougars’ contains five mature tales of lesbian desire, in which gray strands of hair are a turn-on, and age and experience are celebrated, not ignored.

Caution: This title contains graphic language and mature f/f sex and is suitable for adults only.

Table of contents
Reunion Tour by Harper Bliss
Gorgon and Goat by Cheyenne Blue
Bali High by Erzabet Bishop
The Girl Next Door by Laila Blake
Returning Riley by Lucy Felthouse

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