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Nights of Silk and Sapphire
Author: Amber Jacobs
Publisher:
ISBN: 3955335119
Pages: 332
Year: 2016-04-20
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Abducted from a land of wealth and privilege, Dae is chained to a slaver's caravan crossing the vast Jaharri desert. It is a strange world of blistering sun, rolling dunes, and wind-carved plains, ruled by the Scion Zafirah Al'Intisar, a powerful and mysteriouswoman with seductive eyes of sapphire blue. When Zafirah liberates the caravan the rescue Dae prayed for is not as it seems; Zafirah's carnal appetite is legendary. Dae is taken into Zafirah's harem, a decadent world of excess and sexual freedom.At first, Dae struggles with desires she has never before experienced, but as love and lust collidethese two women slowly forge a bond as one learns to listen to her heart, and the other to the call of her awakening body.
Primal Touch
Author: PROFESSOR AMBER. JACOBS
Publisher:
ISBN: 3955338584
Pages:
Year: 2017-08-16
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Rumors of a rare, legendary, white tiger lure acclaimed wildlife photographer Ashley Richards deep into the Indian jungle. There, she crosses paths with a ruthless poacher and Leandra, a mysterious, feral woman with a dark past, who seems at one with the fierce felines she protects. Meeting Leandra changes everything she knows.
Christabel
Author: Karin Kallmaker
Publisher: Bella Books
ISBN: 1594937257
Pages: 196
Year: 2008-01-01
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Deeper than the city streets, the subways, even the dry riverbeds that no longer flow, are the roots of a tree that remembers love and tragedy... Financier Dina Rowland's assignment is to make fashion designer Leo Goranson a lot of money. But the more she knows of him, the more repugnant his personal life is to her. Not the least inconsequential is his unbreakable hold on his greatest asset: supermodel Christabel. One touch and the power—and responsibility—of Dina's long-hidden heritage threatens to crumble the careful plans she has made for her life. Christa knows there is no escaping her tormentor, but she has a plan to deny him what he ultimately wants from her. The past can't be changed. Having long accepted her fate she is unprepared for the wild feelings that Dina's eyes arouse in her. There is passion, certainly, but also the rarest feeling of all to her: hope.
Curious Wine
Author: Katherine V. Forrest
Publisher: Bella Books
ISBN: 1594939764
Pages: 190
Year: 2011-04-19
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The intimacy of a cabin at Lake Tahoe provides the combustible circumstances that bring Diana Holland and Lane Christianson together in this passionate novel of first discovery. Originally published by Naiad Press in 1983, Bella Books is proud to bring the bestselling romantic lesbian novel of all time back to print. With multiple printings and translations worldwide,Curious Wine is an enduring classic and on everyone's list of the very best in our literature.
The Queen of the Night
Author: Alexander Chee
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544106601
Pages: 400
Year: 2016-02-02
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National Bestseller New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice | An Indie Next Pick A Best Book of the Year from NPR, Boston Globe, Buzzfeed, Esquire, San Francisco Chronicle,Time Out, Self, Jezebel, The Portland Mercury, Electric Literature, and Entropy Magazine “It just sounds terrific. It sounds like opera.” —Joan Acocella, The New Yorker “Sprawling, soaring, bawdy, and plotted like a fine embroidery.” —Scott Simon, NPR “Dazzling.” —Wall Street Journal | “A brilliant performance.” —Washington Post “Sweeping, richly detailed.” —People | “Masterful.” —Wired | “Spellbinding.” —BuzzFeed A “wild opera of a novel,”* The Queen of the Night tells the mesmerizing story of Lilliet Berne, an orphan who left the American frontier for Europe and was swept into the glamour and terror of Second Empire France. She became a sensation of the Paris Opera, with every accolade but an original role—her chance at immortality. When one is offered to her, she finds the libretto is based on her deepest secret, something only four people have ever known. But who betrayed her? With “epic sweep, gorgeous language, and haunting details,”** Alexander Chee shares Lilliet’s cunning transformation from circus rider to courtesan to legendary soprano, retracing the path that led to the role that could secure her reputation—or destroy her with the secrets it reveals. “If Lilliet Berne were a man, she might have been what nineteenth-century novels would call a swashbuckler: the kind of destiny-courting, death-defying character who finds intrigue and peril (and somehow, always, a fantastic pair of pantaloons) around every corner.” —Entertainment Weekly
Swamplandia!
Author: Karen Russell
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307595447
Pages: 336
Year: 2011-02-01
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Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. But when illness fells Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, her sister falls in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness. As Ava sets out on a mission through the magical swamps to save them all, we are drawn into a lush and bravely imagined debut that takes us to the shimmering edge of reality.
Turbulence
Author: E.J. Noyes
Publisher: Bella Books
ISBN: 1642470007
Pages: 282
Year: 2017-10-01
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Stockbroker Isabelle Rhodes has a lot of money, a lot of trust issues, and a whole lot of reasons to believe her ex-girlfriend was right when she said that Isabelle sucked at relationships. With that accusation stuck in her head, Isabelle throws caution to the wind and dives into her first one-night stand. Checking that off her bucket list should be something to celebrate—except it turns out that the woman she just spent an earth-shattering night with is actually her newly hired company pilot, Audrey Graham. Ms. Never-See-You-Again just turned into Ms. See-You-Constantly. Concerned about the stigma of workplace dalliances, Isabelle vows it can’t go further than the one night. Good plan—if not for an insistent libido and an even more persistent Audrey who conspires to break Isabelle’s resolve. Soon their no strings arrangement starts to feel a lot like dating, and Isabelle finds herself wanting more than just casual nights together…
Ruth's Journey
Author: Donald McCaig
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451643551
Pages: 384
Year: 2014-10-14
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“Exquisitely imagined, deeply researched, Donald McCaig's Ruth's Journey brings to the foreground the most enigmatic and fascinating figure in Gone with the Wind. This is a brave work of literary empathy by a writer at the height of his powers, who demonstrates a magisterial understanding of the period, its clashing cultures, and its heartbreaking crises” (Geraldine Brooks, author of March). “Her story began with a miracle.” On the Caribbean island of Saint Domingue, an island consumed by the flames of revolution, a senseless attack leaves only one survivor—an infant girl. She falls into the hands of two French émigrés, Henri and Solange Fournier, who take the beautiful child they call Ruth to the bustling American city of Savannah. What follows is the sweeping tale of Ruth’s life as shaped by her strong-willed mistress and other larger-than-life personalities she encounters in the South: Jehu Glen, a free black man with whom Ruth falls madly in love; the shabbily genteel family that first hires Ruth as Mammy; Solange’s daughter Ellen and the rough Irishman, Gerald O’Hara, whom Ellen chooses to marry; the Butler family of Charleston and their shocking connection to Mammy Ruth; and finally Scarlett O’Hara—the irrepressible Southern belle Mammy raises from birth. As we witness the difficult coming of age felt by three generations of women, gifted storyteller Donald McCaig reveals a portrait of Mammy that is both nuanced and poignant, at once a proud woman and a captive, a strict disciplinarian who has never experienced freedom herself. But despite the cruelties of a world that has decreed her a slave, Mammy endures, a rock in the river of time. She loves with a ferocity that would astonish those around her if they knew it. And she holds tight even to those who have been lost in the ravages of her days. Set against the backdrop of the South from the 1820s until the dawn of the Civil War, here is a remarkable story of fortitude, heartbreak, and indomitable will—and a tale that will forever illuminate your reading of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind.
Wind and Dreams
Author: Linda North
Publisher:
ISBN: 1939062160
Pages: 342
Year: 2013-06-15
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In 1901, Rose McLeod accompanies her father to Cairo, Egypt to acquire ancient Egyptian relics for their antiquities business back home in Baltimore. A notorious slaver, known for procuring concubines for harems, abducts Rose. She is rescued, only to find that she is now the captive of a beautiful woman claiming to be the pharaoh of a kingdom hidden deep in the Sahara. Merytneit, the Chosen of Neit, believes Rose is a gift from her Goddess. Rose is not accepting any of this. She's a "freeborn American woman." During the journey across the desert to the Valley of Wind and Dreams, Rose joins Meryt's three companions as a reluctant member of Meryt's household. Rose is shocked when she discovers the women are not just Meryt's companions. "Harem. This is a harem. Rose prayed Meryt didn't think of her as the latest acquisition." Cultures clash, danger intrudes, and passions flame. Nothing is chance as Meryt and Rose play out their destinies as decreed by the ancient Egyptian Gods.
Ruby & Sapphire
Author: Richard W. Hughes
Publisher:
ISBN: 616914503X
Pages: 383
Year: 2014
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Shadow Haven
Author: Aj Schippers
Publisher: Ylva Verlag E.Kfr.
ISBN: 3955338452
Pages:
Year: 2017-06-07
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Julia's holiday on a private island comes with an erotic surprise when she encounters Alexandra, a professional dominatrix. An explosive first meeting leads to friendship and something more sensual and kinky Can Julia overcome her fears to explore a submissive relationship? And what happens when power is not just left to the imagination?
One Night in London
Author: Sandi Lynn
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1523819626
Pages: 330
Year: 2016-02-01
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Have sex with a stranger in a foreign country. It was on my list. It was something I'd never done before and I wasn't sure if I could go through with it. But I did. Don't tell him anything about yourself. No names. No personal information. Nothing. It's all about the thrill. The mystery man. Keep him a stranger. That one night was the best night of my entire life. He was sexy, intense, and made me feel things I had never felt before. The next morning, the thrill was over and he was gone before I woke up. What happened in London should have stayed in London, but it didn't. I was never supposed to see him again, but the universe had other plans and now my happy little world was turned upside down by a man named Sebastian Bennett. She refused to tell me her name. Normally, I wouldn't care. But something inside me needed to know who she was. She was stunningly beautiful and a name would complete her. It didn't matter anyway. In the morning, I'd be gone before she woke up and I'd never see her again. It was probably for the best anyway. I would hurt her and she would ultimately hate me. It's what I did. It's all I knew. I was never supposed to see her again, but I did, and my desire for her was stronger than before. I had money, looks, and a heart made of pure stone. She deserved better than me and I knew it, but I couldn't stay away. Chloe Kane left an imprint on my soul and now my life would never be the same all because of One Night in London.
Until Friday Night
Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481438867
Pages: 336
Year: 2015-08-25
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A #1 New York Times bestseller and the first novel in a brand-new series—from bestselling author Abbi Glines—about a small Southern town filled with cute boys in pickup trucks, Friday night football games, and crazy parties that stir up some major drama. To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer. Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away. As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else. West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…
Sapphira and the Slave Girl
Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307805255
Pages: 320
Year: 2011-08-24
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In her final novel, Willa Cather departed from her usual Great Plains settings to plumb the turbulent relationships between slaves and their owners in the antebellum South. Sapphira and the Slave Girl is set in Virginia just before the Civil War. Sapphira is a slave owner who feels she has come down in the world and channels her resentments into jealousy of her beautiful mulatto slave, Nancy. Sapphira’s daughter Rachel, an abolitionist, opposes her mother’s increasingly shocking attempts to persecute Nancy. The struggles of these three strong-willed women provide rich material for Cather’s narrative art and psychological insight. BONUS: The edition includes an excerpt from The Selected Letters of Willa Cather.
A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now
Author: Aliki Barnstone, Willis Barnstone
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN:
Pages: 822
Year: 1992
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Anthologizes verses by women ranging from Enheduanna, a second millennium B.C. Sumerian princess, to the medieval poets Marie de France and Florencia de Pinar, to noteworthy poets of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries