Forbidden Fruit is a Lammy Finalist!

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! 😉

 

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
Direct from Ladylit
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon DE
Amazon CA
All Romance
Smashwords

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

Call For Submissions: Forbidden Fruit

We are so proud and excited to announce the following call for submissions. We at Ladylit (all two of us) have been a huge Cheyenne Blue fan since we started reading lesbian erotica (many, many moons ago) and we are thrilled to have her on board for this anthology. Do submit!

Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire
Editor: Cheyenne Blue
Publisher: Ladylit
Deadline: 15 May 2014
Payment: US$40.00 plus 1 copy of e-book and paperback
Rights: First worldwide digital rights and print rights.

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

Cheyenne Blue is seeking stories of lesbian passion on this theme. Think teacher and student. A best friend’s ex—or current—lover. A monogamous couple tempted by a threesome. A traveler leaving on the next plane. A much younger—or older—woman. A straight woman. The bad girl heartbreaker. The attraction between characters should scorch the pages and sexual tension is as important as the actual sex. As for the sex, think hot and desperate. Think once-to-get-it-out-of-our-system sex. Or this-really-is-the-last-time sex.

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

Preferred length: 2500 – 5000 words

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 forbiddenfruitantho@gmail.com. Please include Forbidden Fruit 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. I look forward to reading your work.

All submissions acknowledged within 3 days and acceptances notified by 15 June 2014.

About the editor: Cheyenne Blue’s erotic fiction has been included in over 90 erotic anthologies since 2000. Under her own name she has written travel books and articles, and edited anthologies of local writing in Ireland.