What are lesbians longing for? Playwright, event host, and editor Kathleen Warnock helps answer this question in her newest edition of this much-loved, best-selling series.
Featuring work from some of the best-known erotic writers as well as the debuts of startling new talent, Best Lesbian Erotica 2011 welcomes back some familiar faces, including Stella Sandberg. Her story, “Manchester, 2000,” follows the European adventures of two studs on a long ride. Perennial favorite Betty Blue returns with “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” an encounter between a firespirit and a lost boi on the celestial plane. Cheyenne Blue’s “A Story About Sarah” travels to the antipodes, telling the story of a life-long love between a rancher’s daughter and a half-Aboriginal woman.
There’s more… right under the covers of Best Lesbian Erotica 2011.
Your every fantasy will be laid bare as you devour these sure, sensual stories. In Best Lesbian Erotica 2012, women are looking for a little bit of everything: love, lust, someone they can trust. In the bath, at the “toy” store, or in the kitchen, they’re ready to take a chance that could lead to the experience of a lifetime.
This year’s guest judge is the Sugarbutch herself: Sinclair Sexsmith, poet, performer, impresario. Mr. Sexsmith has selected work from an international field of authors, from top names in erotic fiction, to outstanding newcomers. DeJay’s “Never Too Old” proves that an old(ish) butch can learn new tricks, even if it means showing her boxers to an impossibly young salesgirl. Last year’s judge, Lea DeLaria, slips between the covers of this year’s edition with her story about love… or lust… in an elevator. In “Skindeep,” Anna Watson tells the story of a femme who gets to the bottom of her lover’s disappearing acts.
Best Lesbian Erotica 2012 is fully loaded, literary and lustful. Curated by Lammy Award-nominated editor Kathleen Warnock, this volume is long on variety and even longer on beautifully developed characters who are as interesting as they are interested in getting girls.
Hailed as “mesmerizing” by the Insight Out Bookclub, the world’s largest LGBT reading group, Cleis’ Best Lesbian Erotica is the standard bearer for the genre.
Kathleen Warnock has taken the series to new heights of ecstasy with the 2014 entry which is sensational, sensual as well as being really smart smut. A Goldie nominated editor, Warnock collects stories from around the globe, giving this assemblage a fresh sensibility and new points of view. But what really sets Best Lesbian Erotica 2014 apart, however, is the characters; each woman is written so real, you can almost feel the warmth of their bodies in the bed beside you.
Evocative and erotic, this commanding collection holds readers right to the very last page.