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Subject: Can You Recommend a L Novel?
Date Posted: 9/17/2008 4:34 AM ET
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I just finished reading Dorothy Allison's Trash--a collection of memoir type stories that left me breathless and raw.  I loved Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson.  Other than another book of vampire lesbian erotica,  I haven't delved much into the world of lesbian fiction.  Does anyone have any recommendations of fiction novels with the raw, sensual feel of Allison and Winterson.  A book where you can feel the tension and breathe in the heady aroma of lust and love and pleasure?  Something with a literary feel to it--not chick lit aka Jennifer Weiner type nor crime/mystery?  Coming of age stories are okay, but I'd rather the characters be adults and not teens.

Please say you know EXACTLY what I'm looking for!  Preferably stuff that's in the system already.  It doesn't need to be a new release.

Date Posted: 9/17/2008 9:56 AM ET
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Hmmmm.  Not too much can compare to Written on the Body!  But, you could check out Sarah Waters.  Tipping the Velvet or The Nightwatch would be my recommendations, but they may not be in the system.

 

eta The Night Watch is available http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9781594482304-The+Night+Watch



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Date Posted: 9/17/2008 12:24 PM ET
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It took me sooo long to finish Tipping the Velvet! It read like a literary novel and I was expecting a bit more of a page turner. I seriously felt like I was reading The Awakening (Chopin). It was really good but just not what I was expecting. Maybe I need to try some Allison and Winterson. What is Nightwatch like compared to Tipping? I think I have that in my TBR. Not like I have time right now though since I am teaching. I have to study The Giver. =p

P.S. Sorry Tammy, I can't help much because I am new to lesbian fiction too. (=

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Date Posted: 9/17/2008 4:03 PM ET
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Oh I LOVED The Awakening (read it in college).  I took a feminist literature class back then, but I can't remember my favorite authors--I was more interested in finishing school!  Jessie, I'm going to order Night Watch.  Thanks!

Adrienne,  my first introduction to Dorothy Allison was Bastard out of Carolina.  There's a movie, too, which is close to the book.  It's semi-autobiographical.  Definitely not for the squeamish.

Date Posted: 9/20/2008 10:51 PM ET
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Good grief! You got me all horned up.  LOL!

I am trying to find 3somes, M/F/F, anything HOTTTTT!  Most of the "good ones" look like they have about 80 Wishers already. Dammit!   **cries huge cockodile tears**  

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Date Posted: 9/20/2008 11:41 PM ET
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That's got me thinking, Dawn, I'd love to find some polyamourous fiction featuring a central female character and her posse. Let me know if you come across any <eg>

Date Posted: 9/21/2008 11:04 AM ET
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Geeze thanks ladies, now I'm all hot and bothered as well! Guess it couldn't hurt the TTC prosses.....

I'm interested to see what others rec as well.

Date Posted: 9/22/2008 7:57 PM ET
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T.G.,

some good friends of ours are Poly and the thought of that just gets me going!  They have had 3somes and stuff.... Gawd, I wish they'd let me WATCH!!!!  teehee  **Blush**  (Did I really just TYPE that? hehehe)

I've been checking Amazon.com for some good Lesbian porn with hunky men involved in some of the scenes but the ones I really like aren't in the system here AT ALL!  Dammit.  LOL   Shewwwwww, is it hot in here???   **looks around the room**.......

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Date Posted: 9/22/2008 10:11 PM ET
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Okay, Dawn, you are a bad girl!  Where's my flog!  LOL   OH yeah, I've looked for some erotica involving 2 lesbian lovers wanting to play a bit with a boy toy, but haven't seen any.  Maybe we should write our own!

Date Posted: 9/22/2008 10:25 PM ET
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Ya know, I was told all through High School that I should write Erotica.  I'm thinking that once we get moved, that novel will come to life.  I have many ideas, plus I'm going to finish my Autobiography.

:)    and YES, I'm a bad BADDDD girl!  <-------- needs a spanking. 

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Date Posted: 9/23/2008 2:19 AM ET
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Dawn, maybe we can "collaborate" on something <evil grin>

Date Posted: 9/23/2008 8:59 AM ET
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You ladies may want to check ou the Herotica series - hetero, lesbian, bi characters.

Date Posted: 9/23/2008 12:20 PM ET
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If you two find anything good in the FFM genere please pass it along...

I will be the first in line if you two write something of your own =)

Date Posted: 9/23/2008 5:07 PM ET
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You know, we could use more adult movies for women as well. =p Just sayin, if you are going to help with this market you could cover all the bases. ;)

Could be that I just don't know where to look for good stuff though... Momma never taught me that. hahaha.

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Date Posted: 9/23/2008 6:08 PM ET
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Herotica....hmmmmm

Adrienne, are you offering your services to make a film?

Date Posted: 9/23/2008 7:36 PM ET
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LOL, yeah Adrienne.   Answer the question!  hehehe

Once I get moved, I'm gonna write my first novel and you can all see a sneak preview.  If you want to be one of my characters, please PM me with some info.  (such as;  personality type, hair length and color, eyes, big smile or small mouth grin, how you like your nips bitten, etc)

:D hehe    it's warm in here again.  LOL

 

P.S. lildrafire, is that your NATURAL hair color?   teehee

Date Posted: 9/23/2008 7:49 PM ET
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Hmmm...probably not. I was thinking you could direct but if you two want to star, go ahead. I don't even like my picture to be taken...with clothes on. =p

Date Posted: 9/23/2008 11:27 PM ET
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I'm with Adrienne......   Haaaaaaaaate having my pics taken.   (Well... there "was" this one time...) hehe

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 7:42 AM ET
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Getting closer to starting my steamy F/F/M erotica smut novel. LOL

Anyone want a signed copy?

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 6:08 PM ET
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wooohooo I want a signed copy! I have a soft spot for red headed green eyed women; can you put one in it??? Pppplease

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 7:21 PM ET
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Sarah, "anything" for YOU Sweetie.   **Bats green eyes at you while running fingers through long auburn hair**  LOL

Date Posted: 9/27/2008 3:02 PM ET
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**drool** Oh, I mean thanks! =)

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Date Posted: 9/27/2008 5:46 PM ET
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OH my!  This has gotten a little steamy, hasn't it!

Date Posted: 9/27/2008 7:44 PM ET
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lildra, it's about freakin' "time" it got steamy.  LOL

 

Date Posted: 9/28/2008 8:38 PM ET
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Anyone "up" tonight?  :D

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