NEW RELEASE: From Top To Bottom

From Top To BottomSince its release last week, this anthology chock full of sizzling hot lesbian BDSM stories has already reached #1 in Lesbian Erotica on Amazon US and #2 in the UK AND has garnered a slew of 5-star reviews.

We are, of course, very happy with this and we hope you’ll enjoy this book, which collects stories by experienced and new authors alike.

Here’s the synopsis:
Brace yourself, because there will be pain—but of the oh, so pleasurable kind. There will be begging and there will be bruises, but all leading to an obliterating climax. The fifteen lesbian stories of dominance and submission contained within the pages of From Top To Bottom will make you flinch like the characters do, will make you squirm and want to turn the pages faster and faster. You will find first-time players and long-term couples. A plethora of paddles and the occasional flogger—and a great number of sore backsides. Be warned.

With stories from experienced writers at the top of their game and thrilling new talents alike, all of them exploring power dynamics from top to bottom, this collection is kinky, daring and, at times, deliciously violent. Read at your own risk.

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

Table of Contents
Chasing the Dragon by S.E. Hill
Dance for Me by Janelle Reston
Serious Swimmer by J. Belle Lamb
Call for Submission by Elna Holst
Tell Me by Robyn Nyx
Taking the Lead by Lauren Jade
The Antisocial Sister by Lucy Felthouse
One Hundred Strokes by Sinclair Sexsmith
The Encounter by Eden Darry
Secretly Submissive by Brooke Winters
Inside by Leandra Vane
Vegas Mistress by Samantha Luce
Hit The Top by Robin Watergrove
Not Yet by Harper Bliss
Latin Lessons by Lise MacTague

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NEW RELEASE: Summer Love: Stories of Lesbian Holiday Romance

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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Call for Submissions: First

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.

Call for Submissions: Summer Love

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.

NEW RELEASE: Girls in Love by Laila Blake

Girls in LoveIf you have been following Ladylit Publishing, the name Laila Blake should be well known to you. This talented lady has been a regular contributor to our themed mini-anthologies (such as Sweat, A Christmas to Remember, Bossy and the soon-to-be-released Cougars), as well as being featured in our other anthologies Forbidden Fruit and Anything She Wants.

Which is why we are very proud to present Girls in Love: Five Stories of Lesbian Love. This mini-anthology brings together for the very first time Laila’s best lesbian erotica from various anthologies.

Here is the blurb for Girls in Love
Childhood friends turn lovers in a snowy cabin, a student seduces her teacher in her own class room, and together two women overcome the prejudice of her family once and for all. These five lesbian erotica stories by Laila Blake are about laughter, kink and above all: about Girls in Love.

Table of contents
Bird of the Summer
House-Broken
Midnight Clear
Doll-faced Demons
The Corner Chair

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About the author
Laila Blake (lailablake.com) is an author, linguist and translator. She writes character- and issue-driven love stories, co-founded the micro-publishing venture Lilt Literary and blogs about writing, feminism and society. Laila’s body of work encompasses literary erotica, romance, as well as the various fields of speculative fiction (dystopian/post-apocalypse, fantasy, paranormal romance and urban fantasy) and she adores finding ways to mix and match. Her short stories have been featured in numerous anthologies, among them Best Women’s Erotica 2014 and Best Erotic Romance 2014.

Enjoy!

Forbidden Fruit Blog Tour: Last Stop & Giveaway

Forbidden FruitTime sure does fly when you’re having fun. Today marks the last day of the Forbidden Fruit Blog Tour, and it has been incredibly interesting to read all the mini-interviews with the very talented contributors to this anthology.

We, at Ladylit, would like to take this opportunity to thank you, dear reader, for the support. Thank you to everyone who has bought the book already. A huge it-can-never-be-said-enough thank-you should also go to tireless editor Cheyenne Blue, who not only juggled this blog tour, but, of course, put together the anthology.

At Ladylit, we really only have one passion, and it’s lesbian fiction, be it erotica or romance (or other genres), and we hope to bring you many more of these quality anthologies in the future. (Speaking of the future, we’ve recently added a ‘Coming Soon‘ page to our website where you can follow what we have in the publishing pipeline at the moment.)

Forbidden Fruit is now also available in print and, to celebrate, we’re giving away 1 paperback to a randomly chosen commenter (on this blog post only.)

If you feel so inclined, and you like to voice your opinion, a review of Forbidden Fruit on Goodreads, Amazon or wherever else you like to purchase your goodies, is also always greatly appreciated.

Here’s to many more lesbian erotica anthologies!

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Leave a comment on any post in the Forbidden Fruit blog tour to be entered into a random draw to win one of these great prizes. Prizes include a paperback copy ofGirls Who Score, lesbian sports erotica edited by Ily Goyanes, Best Lesbian Romance 2011 edited by Radclyffe, an ebook of Ladylit’s first lesbian anthology Anything She Wants, and a bundle of three mini-anthologies from Ladylit: Sweat, A Christmas to Remember and Bossy. All of these titles contain some stories written by the fabulous contributors to Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire. You must include an email address in your comment to be entered into the draw.

Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire is available direct from Ladylit or from Amazon, Smashwords, and other good retailers of ebooks. Check out the Forbidden Fruit book page for all purchasing information.

The Forbidden Fruit Blog Tour

Forbidden FruitThe Forbidden Fruit blog tour is in full swing and, if you follow along, you can win some juicy prizes! Here’s the how and what:

Leave a comment on any post in the Forbidden Fruit blog tour to be entered into a random draw to win one of these great prizes. Prizes include a paperback copy of Girls Who Score: lesbian sports erotica edited by Ily Goyanes, Best Lesbian Romance 2011 edited by Radclyffe, Wild Girls, Wild Nights: True Lesbian Sex Stories edited by Sacchi Green, an ebook of Ladylit’s first lesbian anthology Anything She Wants, and a bundle of three mini-anthologies from Ladylit: Sweat, A Christmas to Remember and Bossy. All of these titles contain some stories written by the fabulous contributors to Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire. You must include an email address in your comment to be entered into the draw.

Here’s the blog tour line up (links will go live on their date):

September 5 – Cheyenne Blue interviewing Beth Wylde

September 6 – Jean Roberta interviewing Rebecca Lynne Fullan

September 7 – L.C. Spoering interviewing Axa Lee

September 8 – Lisabet Sarai interviewing Harper Bliss

September 9 – Harper Bliss interviewing Rachel O. Esplanade

September 10 – Rebecca Lynne Fullan interviewing Lisabet Sarai

September 11 – Sacchi Green interviewing Emily L. Byrne

September 12 – Axa Lee interviewing Laila Blake

September 13 – Niki Crow interviewing Sacchi Green

September 14 – Emily L. Byrne interviewing Niki Crow

September 15 – Nicole Wolfe interviewing L. C. Spoering

September 16 – Ava-Ann Holland interviewing Erzabet Bishop

September 17 – Rachel O. Esplanade interviewing Allison Wonderland

September 18 – Erzabet Bishop interviewing Nicole Wolfe

September 19 – Beth Wylde interviewing Jean Roberta

September 20 – Laila Blake interviewing Cheyenne Blue

September 21 – Allison Wonderland interviewing Ava-Ann Holland

September 22 – Ladylit Publishing

Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire is available direct from Ladylit (via Sellfy) or from Amazon, Smashwords, All Romance and other good retailers of ebooks.

NEW RELEASE: Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire

Forbidden FruitInstead of shouting ‘Champagne for everyone’ (in true Bubbles Devere style), we have something much better for you. To celebrate the release of Cheyenne Blue‘s anthology Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire, we are offering it at the extremely low launch price of $0.99. (You can’t even get an apple like the one on the cover for that little money.) 😉

Here’s the blurb:
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.

And you can get it from these retailers (for $0.99 until 11 September, after which the price will go up to $6.99):
buy
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Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon DE
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All Romance
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You can add Forbidden Fruit to your Goodreads shelf here >>

Forbidden Fruit will also be available in print as of next week. Meanwhile, do follow the blog tour to win more lesbian erotica goodies!

May your weekend be filled with tales of forbidden lust!

Cover and Table of Contents for Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire

We are very excited and extremely proud to be able to reveal the Table of Contents and cover for our upcoming anthology Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire. Cheyenne Blue has succeeded in bringing together a very talented group of writers, some well-known already and others about to be.

You’ll have to wait till late August for the release, but in the mean time feast your eyes on the list of contributors and the cover.

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Table of Contents for Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire
Our Woman by Rebecca Lynne Fullan
Hands Off by Ava-Ann Holland
Shelter by Jean Roberta
Ungodly Ours by Allison Wonderland
The Rules by Rachel O. Esplanade
The Further Adventures of Miss Scarlet by Emily L. Byrne
Sunset, Sunrise by Sacchi Green
The Clinton County Horse Thief Society by Axa Lee
Freedom by Harper Bliss
Ascending Amelia by Erzabet Bishop
Bachelorette Party by Beth Wylde
Thanks to Irene by Nicole Wolfe
Ash by Niki Crow
The Law of Reciprocity by Laila Blake
The Shallow End by L.C. Spoering
The First Stone by Lisabet Sarai
Out for the Count by Cheyenne Blue

FREE: Twelve sizzling hot lesbian stories!

Yes, it’s our birthday! Ladylit is officially one year old today. And what an amazing year it has been. We hope to bring you much more exciting lesbian erotica in the years to come, but first, there’s a treat! Until Sunday evening you can download our first multi-author lesbian erotica anthology Anything She Wants for FREE from Amazon. It’s not a cake, but, let’s be honest, it’s much better than a cake. (It doesn’t stick to your hips and you can enjoy it over and over again.)

Anything She Wants

In the office, on the set of a movie or on the bathroom floor, the ladies in this anthology don’t care where they get it on. Power play, first time encounters and office rivalry get the characters in these twelve stories so riled up, the only way to go is down and dirty. Tales of spanking, a wild all-female college party and a waitress with a strap-on grace the pages of Ladylit’s first multi-author lesbian erotica anthology.

Caution: Reading ‘Anything She Wants’ will make you wet!

Stories by Kay Jaybee, Laila Blake, Lucy Felthouse, Erzabet Bishop, Sarah Ellen, L.C. Spoering, Vanessa de Sade, Kelly Lawrence, Giselle Renarde, Alyssa Linn Palmer, Ariel Graham and Harper Bliss.

Here are the download links (FREE until Sunday (midnight PST):
Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE / Amazon CA / Amazon FR / Amazon ES / Amazon IT

Enjoy!