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Top ten lesbian romances part 4

Love in the Balance by Marianne K Martin, is a beautiful love story.  Connie is an accountant (not the sexiest of trades , but, Connie is)  Kasey is a master carpenter. Connie is straight and Kasey is the dream butch, perfection. Kasey hires Connie’s firm to help with marketing etc,  from the moment they meet […]

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Top Lesbian Romance novels part 3

As I look over my list, I’m struck by how many of them deal with loss and grief.   Lisa Shapiro’s Endless Love deals with the death of a young woman’s lover and how she climbs out of the abyss of that grief.   Andrea (I’m pretty sure it’s Andrea) in the first part of the book  is […]

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Elements of Butch Style

On Being Butch

This morning, I have been thinking about being butch and what it means. I often experience strange reactions from people, mostly straight women, when I refer to myself as butch. It seems some of them think that I am putting myself down when I describe myself as butch, and try to tell me  “You’re not […]

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My top ten lesbian romances part 2

In the last post I talked about discovering Karin Kallmaker’s romance novels. What struck most about them is the humour—– Oh and the sex. That woman writes smoking sex scenes. Paperback Romance has an irresistible heroine, Carolyn. She is a hopeless romantic who writes romance novels. Carolyn has had nothing but  bad luck with men. Try as she […]

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My top ten Lesbian romances

Here are my top ten romances.  They all have romance in them, although, some are not strictly romance novels. They all have women loving women. 1-Wild Things by Karin Kallmaker 2-Curious Wine by Katherine V Forrest 3-Endless Love by Lisa Shapiro 4-Saving Grace by Jennifer Fulton 5-Landing by Emma Donoghue 6-Watermark by Karin Kallmaker 7-Paperback […]

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Book reviews

While awaiting new romance

I’ve been waiting to receive Anne Laughlin’s Veritas for review. I picked up a book that one of my customers suggested it’s called The Secret Of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay. This is Sheridan Hay’s first novel. My customer said he thought of me while reading it. I know why, the plot takes place in […]

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A few short appreciations

I mentioned in an earlier post that I had read seven romance novels last week. That sounds like a lot  it is a lot  but, no suffering was involved just varying levels of pleasure. I already said  how much I enjoyed Long Shot by D Jackson Leigh. Also near the top of my list was […]

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Romance, why am I so attracted to it?

“Love, in a world where carpenters can be resurected, anything is possible”   Eleanor of Aquitaine   Years ago I discovered Lesbian romance novels. I had never really enjoyed romance novels I didn’t find them realistic. But, when I discovered the novels of Karin Kallmaker I didn’t really care how realistic they were, I was […]

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Reading a lot of romance

Yeah, so I’ve been reading a lot of lesbian romance of late.  I’m going to be writing  reviews for Kissed By Venus  http://kissedbyvenus.ca/a lesbian literary web page as well as some stuff for Amazon. I sometimes wonder what it is I like about lesbian romance novels. I guess the answer is— it’s all about hope. […]

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Some thoughts on a book I am reading

Right now I am reading a book that is very simply entitled Books  it is by Larry McCurthry of Lonesome Dove fame. It terrific a book about a life spent in books. Reading them, writing them and selling them. Larry has long been a book hunter and dealer. He says he started hunting books in […]