If 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