Love Burns Bright (Paperback)

A Lifetime of Lesbian Romance

By Radclyffe (Editor)

Cleis Press, 9781627780001, 192pp.

Publication Date: December 17, 2013

List Price: 15.95*
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kissing Kathy is like kissing her for the first time and the millionth time, new and yet familiar, fresh and yet filled with the memories of every kiss we ve shared. Before I fall into the mindless spiral of desire, though, I realize something. What's important isn t the future, isn t the possible forgetting. What's important is right now, this moment, glorying in everything that it is with no other goal than mutual pleasure. Andrea Dale, Sepia Showers

Love, passion, desire the pleasure that begins with the thrill of the first date, the breathless anticipation of the first kiss, and the euphoric wonder of the first night of passion only deepens as love grows. These stories of lesbian couples celebrating their lives and desire from some of the best romance and erotica writers today are heartfelt and best of all, hot Some things really do get better with time come discover the never-ending passion of lesbian love and desire in these tales of Love So Bright

About the Author

Radclyffe is an award-winning author of numerous lesbian romances and received the 2003/04 Alice B. Toklas award for her body of work as well as a Lambda Literary Award. She is a member of the Golden Crown Literary Society, Pink Ink, and the Romance Writers of America. She lives in New York.

Praise For Love Burns Bright: A Lifetime of Lesbian Romance

"Well-written, diverse, romantic and sexy, Love Burns Bright will heat up your winter."
She Magazine

"Love Burns Bright is an anthology packed full of deep love and even deeper passion. Expressed through every day life, it’s a celebration of the connection felt between lovers. Each story touches you, draws you into intimate moments and touches your heart."
Kink, Etc.

"The stories here have stood the test of time."
Reviews by Amos Lassen

"Eminent lesbian romance author and editor Radclyffe curates a hot yet heartwarming collection of romantic and erotic scenarios focused on longtime lesbian couples, still in love and enjoying the kind of intimacy that comes from deep awareness of a partner's responses."
Publishers Weekly

Praise for Best Lesbian Romance 2012:

"This is a collection to melt the hardest heart. ...All of these stories are real treasures." Kissed by Venus

"Packed with over two dozen utterly scintillating stories that will unlock your secret desires and whet your sexual appetite." Insight Out Book Club

"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." EDGE

"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." Amos Lassen

"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." Erotica Readers and Writers Association

Praise for Best Lesbian Romance 2009:

"These are exceptionally well-written and enjoyable stories which pique the readers' interest with great plots and well-drawn characters." The Midwest Book Review

"Spiciest set of lesbian romance stories to date!" Philadelphia Gay News

"A great read." Out Front Colorado