Newly appointed art curator Molly Goode is committed to diversifying her museum's collection. When Georgina Wright, the museum's aloof benefactor, asks for Molly's help in identifying the provenance of a 19th century portrait of social activist Josephine Brancaster, Molly welcomes the opportunity, even if it means spending time with the standoffish financier. But passions soon flare as the women uncover the heartbreaking story of doomed lesbian love behind the watercolor painted by Josephine's lover, Edith Hewitt.As their love blossoms, Molly is determined to display Edith's portrait of Josephine and to tell their story in the museum, but she needs the influential Georgina to help convince the board. When an unforeseen twist in the painting's provenance forces Georgina to confront her own painful past, will history repeat itself, or can Molly and Georgina's love prevail?
Finley Knight, ex-cop turned private investigator, lives a lonely, solitary life. She uses her downtime to reflect on the past and wonders what could have been.Detective Dee Woodard transferred to Corpus Christi nine years ago to put distance between herself and her ex... an ex she was still in love with. A murder investigation leads her to Moonlight Avenue and Finley Knight.Rylee Moore left the windy plains of Amarillo in her rearview mirror, hoping to start over in this city by the bay, only to find employment hard to come by. Finley Knight wasn't hiring either, but Rylee's begging and pleading—and not taking "no" for an answer—finally lands her a job. Not as an apprentice, as she wanted, but as the lone employee at Moonlight Avenue Investigations—receptionist.When another murder hits close to home, Finn ignores the police directive to stay out of it and goes on a search for the killer... reluctantly taking Rylee along for the ride.After a...
When Laura Fry returns to her childhood home to care for her mother, she hopes the writer's block that has swallowed her writing career will disappear. She doesn't plan on turning into a "yard girl," but her mother's long neglected lawn beckons her to return it to the lush and colorful display it had been before her mother's accident. Laura also doesn't plan on making friends with the "nympho lesbian" next door—but she finds it impossible not to watch the parade of playmates that show up at her neighbor's pool.Cassidy Anderson likes pool parties and female company. And while the pool remains the same, the female company changes nearly every weekend. As her mid-forties approach at an alarming speed, she's still searching for the love of her life. When she finds herself seeking out the company of the cute tomboy next door, Cassidy starts to think that maybe she's been looking in all the wrong places. Could it possibly be the neighbor who holds the key to her heart?
Chile knows something’s off about Lena even though she can’t quite put her paw on what it is. Maggie, her human, usually trusts Chile’s judgment but she’s so smitten with Lena that she won’t listen! How can she keep Maggie’s attention long enough to warn her?
Chile knows something's off about Lena even though she can't quite put her paw on what it is. Maggie, her human, usually trusts Chile's judgment but she's so smitten with Lena that she won't listen! How can she keep Maggie's attention long enough to warn her?
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Gracie Kato survived years of abuse at the hands of her wife. While her body has healed, her heart and soul remain damaged.Gracie seeks solace at her grandfather's home in the Yukon Territory of Canada. There she'll be able to work at his gold mine, named for her grandmother, Gracie's Glory. It's the perfect place for her to start over again. Liv Templeton's heart was crushed years ago and she doesn't see any chance of recovery. She's never alone unless she wants to be, but never seeks any commitments. Instead she puts all her energy and time into running the family mining business. From the moment they meet, Gracie and Liv's connection, physical and emotional, is obvious to them both. Is Liv ready for a serious relationship? Even if she is, will she be able to convince Gracie to trust again? To let her soul heal?
Will Gracie open herself up to Liv? Or will she close her heart forever?
Geologist Dr. Leah Warren wakes after extended cryogenic hibernation to discover she's crash-landed on a foreign planet. The sole survivor of her crew, she struggles to piece together what went wrong. Leah ventures from the ship in search of signs of life only to be captured by desert raiders.Keegan, a clan warrior, discovers Leah, weak and barely alive. Her kindness and affection for Leah seem in direct conflict with her tough and emotionally remote façade, and Leah's attraction for the reserved warrior grows. Unfortunately, Tiago, the clan's volatile chieftain, is a tyrant who wants Leah for himself. Keegan will have to relinquish Leah or challenge Tiago. Will love give Keegan the strength to defeat him?
Marine biologist Tess Hansen has left her high-tech lab at Evergreen College and returned to Washington's northern coast to take care of her aging parents. Although her new job studying orcas in the Pacific excites her, she finds life in the small town where she grew up to be stifling and boring. Until she meets Brittany James..Chemist Britt James has made the move from a hectic city to the rural coast as well, but she embraces the isolation. She's looking for a way to reconnect with the environment and make amends for the damage her chemical company has done, and Tess's center for orca research is a top contender for her endowment. .Change has become an unwelcome part of Tess's life and a desperate hope for Britt. Can these two women find a place of refuge with each other?.
In the summer of 1981, Maxine Cooper moves from the Midwest to San Francisco with her gay best friend, Chris, where she hopes to find love and community. But gay life in a big city is much more complicated than either of them ever expected. Life becomes a constant party, and Max slides deep into alcohol and drugs. She and Chris become estranged, and when he contracts AIDS, Max doesn't know how to bridge the gap between them. Shattered by Chris's death, Max must decide how she is going to live her life. Can she forgive herself for abandoning him, or will her guilt lead her down a path that guarantees destruction?
Business and pleasure don’t mix, especially when the business is murder.When Aimee Howard, successful boutique real estate broker and socialite, is visited by a team of federal agents looking to arrest her wayward niece, she hires the best defense money can buy. But Aimee begins to question her confidence in the law firm when she learns they’ve hired a disgraced former police detective to take the lead.Homicide detective Skye Keaton’s shortcuts in the name of justice have finally tipped the scales in the wrong direction. She’s lost her job, her pride, and the respect of her family and friends. When an old friend trusts her with a simple task—find a young woman in hiding—she’s happy to have the work even though the client is a bossy former debutante who wants to micromanage her every move.Skye reluctantly decides to let Aimee close to the investigation so she can manage Aimee’s expectations, but their professional proximity quickly takes a turn toward passion. Despite their best defenses, as they work together to regain what they’ve lost, both women find the magnetic attraction that develops between them hard to resist.About the AuthorCarsen Taite is an avid reader and writer of lesbian fiction. Carsen works by day (and sometimes night) as a criminal defense attorney in Dallas, Texas. Though her day job is often stranger than fiction, she can’t seem to get enough and spends much of her free time devouring novels, lesbian fiction in particular.Carsen is an active member of the GLBT community, participating in several organizations on both the local and state levels. Carsen is married (Canadian-style) and she and her spouse live near White Rock Lake in Dallas where they enjoy cycling and walking the trails with their fuzzy beasts.
When a little rest and relaxation turns into something more… Julia Maguire can’t wait to spend two weeks in Hawaii with her best friends. She’s been dreaming about this trip for years and all she wants is to lay on a sandy beach with an icy cocktail in her hand. But those vacation goals change the moment she meets Reed Baxter. Reed is a busy doctor with family demands. She’s in Hawaii to let go, not find love, and she’s not interested in any commitment. Adding a little heat to the vacation seems like a good idea as long as there aren’t expectations for anything more.