NEW RELEASE: First: Sensual Lesbian Stories of New Beginnings

FirstIf it seems like a long time since we published anything new at Ladylit, it’s because it has been almost three months! But we’re back in the swing of things and kicking off a very busy autumn/winter season with a spectacular new anthology. First: Sensual Lesbian Stories of New Beginnings was edited by the fabulous Cheyenne Blue, who previously edited Lammy and Goldie finalist Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire. The stories in First are all related to first times, be it a first sexual experience or a sexual experience in the context of another first in the protagonist’s life. There is a first boxing match, a first look at a lover after years of blindness, a first around-the-world flight and a first glimpse of the sea. And of course there are a few first lesbian experiences in there as well. The variety of themes makes for a very compelling and hot read that will surely encourage you to try out something new.

Here’s the blurb
Dive into these fifteen sizzling tales of lesbian love and romance and experience the wonder, the joy, and the magic of new beginnings.

A woman sees her lover for the first time after years of blindness. For the first time in her life, a top trusts her girlfriend enough to let her take control. A connection forged in a bar in New Mexico encourages a breast cancer survivor to take a lover. Stories of new love and first lesbian encounters intermingle with other emotional and physical firsts, and the excitement of new experiences: an around the world flight, the thrill of a carnival, and even the first time to see the sea.

With fantastic stories by favorite writers such as Sacchi Green, Harper Bliss, Annabeth Leong, Allison Wonderland, and Jeremy Edwards, the variety in this anthology means there is something for everyone.

Table of contents
Roses and Thorns by Annabeth Leong
The Opposite of Darkness by Harper Bliss
The Talkies by Jeremy Edwards
Before the Bus Comes by Tamsin Flowers
Whole Again by Brenda Murphy
Pulling by Sacchi Green
The First Peonies by Ivy Newman
Repossession by Emily L. Byrne
That Summer by Vanessa de Sade
Amelia by Cheyenne Blue
Ghost of She by Jillian Boyd
The Sum of Our Parts by Andi Marquette
Soar Spot by Allison Wonderland
Sea by Rosie Bower
Dissolving by Cela Winter

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NEW RELEASE: Sweet Seductions by Erzabet Bishop

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.

Available from
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Amazon DE
Amazon CA
Amazon AUS
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iTunes US
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You can add Sweet Seductions to your Goodreads shelf here >>

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.

Enjoy!

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

And it’s available from these retailers
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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!

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.

New Release: Sweat (Five Sporty Tales of Lesbian Lust)

SweatWe don’t know about your summer, but our Hong Kong one has been soaking wet. Not just weather wise though, oh no, because we’ve been busy putting together this brand new lesbian erotica mini-anthology featuring nothing but sports stories. 😉

Harper Bliss teamed up with four of her favourite erotica authors and together they’ve produced one hot book filled with sweat, lady loving and… girls on roller skates. You’ll find running, tennis, swimming (leisurely), yoga and roller derby amongst the sports in this anthology. None of the characters in Sweat are Olympic athletes, but let’s just say they have other ways of breaking records.

Here’s the blurb:
Some girls simply swim or run, while others practice yoga or roller derby, but no matter their preference in sports, all the ladies in this mini-anthology get plenty of girl-on-girl action. Sweat contains five sporty lesbian erotica stories that will make you perspire with desire.

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

Table of contents
Marathon Woman by Cheyenne Blue
Making an Impression by Lucy Felthouse
On an Ocean of Skin by Laila Blake
Derby Girls by Erzabet Bishop
Match Point by Harper Bliss

And it’s available from these retailers:
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon DE
Amazon CA
Smashwords
Rainbow eBooks
All Romance
Direct from Ladylit

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May the end of your summer be wet & sweaty!