Best Lesbian Romance 2012 celebrates the dizzying sensation of falling in love—and the electrifying thrill of sexual passion. Romance maestra Radcylffe gathers irresistible stories of lesbians in love to awaken your desire and send your imagination soaring. As Radclyffe writes, "within these pages are the reflections of our dreams, the memories of our precious moments, and the unique wonder of our special love stories."
With contributed stories by Anna Meadows, Radclyffe, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Cheyenne Blue, Geneva King, Anna Watson, Theda Hudson, Sheree L. Greer, Catherine Paulssen, JL Merrow, Angela Vitale, Giselle Renarde, Lee Lynch, Lisabet Sarai, Siobhan Colman, D. Jackson Leigh, and Evan Mora.
Praise for Best Lesbian Romance 2012
"Packed with over two dozen utterly scintillating stories that will unlock your secret desires and whet your sexual appetite."
Insight Out Book Club
"I really cannot think of anyone better suited to edit this collection of lesbian romantic short stories. Radclyffe has done a wonderful job of selecting the 17 stories that make up this anthology. Every kind of love is here and there is something for everyone and every taste."
"By turns passionate, varied, and endlessly delicious, Best Lesbian Romance 2012 delivers."
"This is a collection to melt the hardest heart. These are romantic stories sharing the heart of our relationships and loves. The most wonderful thing about this collection of stories is their varying voices. Each story from each author has its own appeal – each voice is concrete and, most strikingly, each sounds so very authentic, wrapping the reader up in the embrace of its words, scenes and emotion. These stories are so convincing. It feels almost voyeuristic to be reading them – as though we have been allowed a very privileged position at the window to a private house, a private house where a variety of women – like the ones we know, or even the ones we might be – are finding themselves dancing that longest and most exhilarating of dances, romantic love."
Kissed by Venus
"The collection does a good job capturing the dizzying sensation of falling in love, and Radclyffe's curating does a nice job slowly raising the heat to a culminating sizzle."
"I think what I like best about the short stories is the possibilities. The stories end, always, with a happy ending and yet there are all of these possibilities of where the story could go that is so very appealing to me. [...] There were also stories about women who fell for their best friends such as Misty and Me by Catherine Paulssen. I felt this story had a lot of substance to it and I really really liked the end! [...] Frankly this book was fabulous and I lost sleep reading all of these stories!"
Romancing the Book
"Despite not being able to exactly identify with some of the characters in this anthology, I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each of them bit by bit. Seeing more of who they are through a clever line or a telling move. ... Radclyffe closes the book with a story within a story. Storytelling: One of the oldest great romantic gestures. One of my favorites. One in which Best Lesbian Romance 2012 really delivers."
"In this sizzling new treasury, erotica maestro Radclyffe has assembled over two dozen titillating tales of lesbian couples taking each other to new heights of happily bedded bliss. Imagination and experimentation are the key that unlocks the hearts of these lesbian love stories and every kind of love you CAN imagine are told in stories redolent of romance, risk-taking, and, even gobsmackingly surprising true love. There are virgins, long-time companions, and very memorable one-night stands."
Erotic Readers and Writers Association
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