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Lesbian vampires — the quintessential bad girls — indulge in their perverse pleasures in this red-hot collection.
The female vampire is so deliciously wicked that her powerful sexual nature was hidden for centuries. But the vampire story has always been one of submerged eroticism. The vampire emerges from the shadows, seduces her intended victim, and feeds on her, defying all rules in her pursuit of pleasure.
In Daughters of Darkness, editor Pam Keesey brings the eroticism of the female vampire front and center with explicit tales from some of the finest contemporary queer writers.
Patrick Califia’s “The Vampire” confounds conventional views of the subject as he uncovers Sapphic bloodlust in the S/M netherworld. Katherine V. Forrest imagines the lesbian vampire cruising the galaxies in search of bed-and-blood partners in the witty sci-fi adventure “O Captain, My Captain.” In “Louisiana: 1850,” Lambda Award-winner Jewelle Gomez delights readers with a curious ménage in the antebellum South.
Also included is the first major lesbian vampire tale, J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Carmilla” (1871).
Pam Keesey is well known for her writing on women in horror, including her books Daughters of Darkness, Dark Angels, Women Who Run with the Werewolves, and Vamps: An Illustrated History of the Femme Fatale. She is the editor and publisher of MonsterZine, an online horror movie magazine that, in the words of Dr. Frank C. Baxter of The Mole People (1956), explores the meaning and significance of horror movies in the 21st century. Pam has also worked as a technical writer, a news editor, and as an editor of occult books in Spanish.
Edited by Tristan Taormino
Cleis Press’ most lauded editor, Sacchi Green assumes the helm of one the most-heralded and best-selling series, Best Lesbian Erotica. This match made in book publishing heaven is also a fan fave whose readers range from 18 to 80 and who can’t get enough of the Lambda Award–winning Sacchi Green’s scorching hot stories of lesbian sex. From lust-at-first sight quickies to long-time companions, this voracious volume is the stuff of every woman’s fantasy. With secret desires, coming-out, and coming-of-age stories and deeper explorations of what Green describes as “the fiercer shores of sex,” Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Volume 1 aims to please and leave you satisfied.
In this sexy anthology of fantastical short stories, women are no longer just damsels in distress. Instead, strong, passionate females race to the rescue of their female lovers in this new collection of erotic fantasy.
The stories within Witches, Princesses, and Women at Arms are masterfully crafted to lead your mind down unexpected paths to your favorite fantasy adventure, from the classic fairy-tales of Little Red Riding Hood to Rapunzel to the modern marvel of Game of Thrones. They will wash over you in an epic sea of words meant to entice and embolden your inner princess, heroine, or both.
Enter a time where you may be abducted by bandits or seduced by witches one second and find your heart spellbound by a dryad the next. But be warned, gentle traveler! With this new, provocative collection edited by Sacchi Green, the stories may begin with “Once upon a time”, but they will leave you coming back, time and time again.
The extremely popular Come As You Are — Emily Nagoski’s master class in the science of sex — now has a helpful workbook companion to help guide you into the best sex life ever!
Both books can be read and used independently of one another, but reading both together will offer you an insightful, dynamic crash course in your own personal pleasure.
Are you looking for a pocket-sized guide to the basics of using clips and clamps on your sweetie? You’ve found it!
From a simple wooden clothespin to a hand-tooled precision device of gleaming chrome, clamps offer a diabolically intense and versatile spectrum of sensation to the knowledgeable player.
Whether you’re looking to heighten the intensity of traditional sexual play, or to introduce that perfectly almost-but-not-quite intolerable agony, this book is the clamp-user’s best friend.
Unlike their namesakes in the wild, the bears in this collection are decidedly sexier.
Assembled by noted editor Richard Labonté, these tales take readers on a tantalizing tour of a gay subculture that’s sweet and raunchy — and sometimes both at once.
Written by the most popular authors in the field of queer male erotica, these stories showcase bears and bear-lovers exulting in the pleasures of scruffy beards, hairy chests, burly bodies, and belly-to-belly sex unfettered by social constrictions.
Does the swagger of a sure-footed butch make you swoon? Do your knees go weak when you see a femme straighten her stockings? A duet between two sorts of women, butch/femme is a potent sexual dynamic.
Tristan Taormino chose her favorite butch/femme stories from the Best Lesbian Erotica series, which has sold over 200,000 copies in the 16 years she was editor. And if you think you know what goes in in the bedroom between femmes and butches, these 22 shorts will delight you with erotic surprises.
In Joy Parks’s delicious “Sweet Thing,” the new femme librarian in town shows a butch baker a new trick in bed. The stud in “Tag!,” by D. Alexandria, finds her baby girl after a chase in the woods by scent alone. And the girl in a pleated skirt gets exactly what she wants from her Daddy in Peggy Munson’s “The Rock Wall.”
Sometimes She Lets Me shows that it’s all about attitude — predicting who will wind up on top isn’t easy in stories by S. Bear Bergman, Rosalind Christine Lloyd, Samiya A. Bashir, and many more.
Have you ever fantasized about unbuttoning the goddess from top to bottom?
Each sutra in this collection is a string on the sweater of reality. Read slowly until eventually existence comes undone in your hands.
Don’t get this book if you are uncomfortable with the deep mystery of the Universe, for all the greatest paradoxes will only become more perplexing. Nor is it advised if you are a prude, for sex and spirit in these pages are as inextricable as waves and particles. Open at your own risk.
And consider opening another’s heart by buying more than one copy. This book is intended to be a gift for the beloved, a friend, or a stranger.
Openly erotic and smart, the stories of Best Gay Romance deliver hope and happy endings.
Dale Chase’s “The Early Show” describes the tantalizing flirtation of two writers who share an eccentric habit of showing up early to Sunday matinees to enjoy the promising half-dark of the theater. S.J. Frost’s “No More Mirages” is a tale of romantic destiny set in a dojo, an oasis of bamboo, white mats, and stone sculptures where an actor, bitter from his last break-up, finds himself drawn to a charismatic sensei. And in Rob Rosen’s wonderfully funny “Nudie Blues,” a romance writer discovers a hole in his backyard fence and the hunky new neighbor behind it.
In these sexy, satisfying tales, boy gets boy – and keeps him – despite pesky ex-lovers, cops in pursuit or whatever other obstacles he must face first.
Seeing Gender is an of-the-moment investigation into how we express and understand the complexities of gender today.
Deeply researched and fully illustrated, this book demystifies an intensely personal—yet universal—facet of humanity. Illustrating a different concept on each spread, queer author and artist Iris Gottlieb touches on history, science, sociology, and her own experience.
This book is an essential tool for understanding and contributing to a necessary cultural conversation, bringing clarity and reassurance to the sometimes confusing process of navigating ones’ identity.
Whether LGBTQ+, cisgender, or nonbinary, Seeing Gender is a must-read for intelligent, curious, want-to-be woke people who care about how we see and talk about gender and sexuality in the 21st century.
Starting with “All McQueen’s Men” and ending with “Zoe White and the Seven Whores,” these twenty-six stories give new meaning to the expression “bedtime stories.”
Wicked stepsisters tell how they really earned their reputation. The Ugly Duckling seduces her high school crush at her ten-year reunion. Cinderella transforms for one night into a dominatrix. And Goldilocks tries out many things before finding what feels “just right.”
Clever, flirtatious, and always naughty, these titillating tales will have readers yearning for more.