I like reading about lesbians

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I like reading about lesbians (duh). Sad lesbians. Happy lesbians. Non-lesbian women falling for lesbians. If a book has women loving women in some form, I will most likely like it at least a little bit, probably like it very much. I’ve not been reading lesfic novels for very long, only for around 3 years but the books I’ve read since then have enriched my life more than I can say, cured my loneliness when needed and taught me a lot of things that I wouldn’t have known otherwise.

So here is a list of my 10 top favourite books that has women loving women (click on the name to get to goodreads) :

  1. Backwards to Oregon by Jae. (this was the first lesfic I ever read so it will always have a special place in my heart)
  2. I found my heart in San Franscisco by Susan X. Meagher (this is a series not a stand alone novel, but it’s completely awesome and totally worth reading)
  3. The Legacy by Susan X Meagher
  4. Snow Falls by Gerri Hill
  5. Cool side of the pillow by Gill Mcknight (this is beautiful, go and read it)
  6. Battle scars by Meghan O’brien
  7. Lady Knight by L.J. Baker
  8. Something in the Wine by Jae
  9. Dark horizons by Rae D. Magdon
  10. The Garoul series by Gill Mcknight (another series but so worth reading, who doesn’t like werewolves?)

I can continue forever. There are just so many lovely stories out there. So many books, so little time.

(Also, please appreciate the totally gay photo I took earlier. 😛 C’mon, it’s inside a closet.)

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Happy birthday Samantha (free lesfic short story (erotica) )

Happy birthday, Samantha!” Sam looked up from her place by the desk. She was still new enough to not know the woman’s name, even less how her co-worker could have known it was her birthday.

Thank you,” she said, only quickly glancing up from her computer screen hoping that it wouldn’t be taken as an invitation for further conversation. It didn’t work.

So, do you have any grand plans after work today?” The woman came into her office and walked right up to Sam’s desk. “I know you’re new to London, so me and some of the guys were thinking that we could take you out.” Sam resisted the urge to growl at the woman to leave. She didn’t want to celebrate her birthday, and definitely not with this woman.

Actually,” she said, trying to sound as polite as possible, “I’m kind of tired, I was looking forward to just going home, taking a bubble bath and drinking some wine.” The woman looked as shocked as if Sam had told her the sun had stopped shining.

Well,” Sam’s co-worker said, “it’s your own choice of course, but I think we could have a good time.”

I’m sure we could,” Sam said, “but I also have a lot of people to call, and…”

Ah,” the woman replied before letting Sam finish, “say no more. I understand.” She winked at Sam, making her wonder what the co-worker thought she had understood.

Wha-?” Sam started to say but then another one of her co-workers stuck his head through her doorway.

Samantha, what are you still doing here?” Sam almost groaned out loud.

I’m working,” she said, “the thing you pay me for.”

You Americans are always such workaholics,” the man said, “it’s your birthday! No one expects you to stay at the office past five on your birthday!” Sam didn’t know which part to respond too. Americans are always workaholics? Who had told them it was her birthday? What did the woman think she had meant? She gave up.

Well, I’ll pack up and go home then, thank you,” she said even though she would regret not finishing her report later. This just wasn’t her day.

Sam missed her old work back home in the US. As cool as living in London could be, it just wasn’t the same. She even missed the stupid pranks they used to play on each other. But more than anything else, she missed Maura.

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Beta reader wanted

I’m looking for serious beta readers for my novel “State of emergency”. “State of Emergency” is semi-dystopian and revolves around a terrible disease spreading through Sweden, killing off a third of the population in the first week.

I’m looking for someone over 18 as it has sexual (lesbian) themes.

What I’m looking for from a beta reader is commentary on the overall story, character development and occasional typos or grammar mistakes. Any help is appreciated, really.

It’s 60k words long right now but I’m hoping to add 20 – 30k words.

If you’re interested, just send me an email at kathylsalt@gmail.com.

March

March was a bad month for writing. Or maybe a bad month in general. I moved, got settled in. Had an exam and now I’m working on my first thesis. I haven’t heard from the publisher yet and even though I respect that they have a lot to do, the waiting has been very disheartening. Maybe that’s why I haven’t been writing.

It changes now.

I don’t know how long I’m going to need to wait, but my life doesn’t stop just because I’m waiting. I need to keep writing. Yesterday I got back into it by writing some Portal fanfiction (don’t judge, GLaDOS got into my heart and head, okay?) Today I’ve spent an hour or so planning and researching for my new novel. In the next few days I’ll also post for free another short story that I wrote a couple of weeks ago. last but not least I have to finish another short story that I can’t wait to share with you all. I call it “Bubble-and-squeak” and it kind of deals with homophobia as a secondary theme. Which is different. I have never done that before.

On top of that I have a thesis to write.

So hopefully I’m going to get out of this rut I’ve been in, and throw myself head first among words and sentences again.