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Subject: I am looking for something different.....
Date Posted: 8/1/2007 10:33 PM ET
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I am wondering if any one knows if there are any homosexual romance novels that are not erotica. I read historicals mostly. I am a little burned out on traditional stories and I am looking for something a little different. I do not mean to offend anyone and I appologize if I have.


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Date Posted: 8/2/2007 6:39 AM ET
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Most of the LGBT romance novels that I've read are pretty cheesey...good but cheesey like most romance novels are.  Jennifer Fulton, Gerri Hill...Greg Herron has a few that are fun...  Lauren Maddison is mystery/romance..her books are sort of fun.  Historical though...hmmm I haven't come across any, maybe you just found your niche...write one!  : )

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Date Posted: 8/2/2007 8:02 AM ET
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If you are willing to stretch things a bit, you might like Laurie King's The Art Of Detection. It is a mystery with a historical thread. One of the cops is a Lesbian, and her home life is discussed. The historical part includes gay men.  That's about all I can say without giving away the plot. Its very well written, and I really enjoyed it.

Purrs back........Anne J

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Date Posted: 8/2/2007 5:25 PM ET
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Ooooh, thanks for that recommendation.  I've read some of Laurie King but not that one.  I'll put it on my list.


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Date Posted: 8/3/2007 10:14 PM ET
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Solitaire and Brahms by Sarah Dreher is a classic lesbian romance novel that I really enjoyed. 

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Date Posted: 8/3/2007 11:15 PM ET
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Fingersmith by Sarah Waters is a wonderful book. Not romance, per se, more historical fiction with a lesbian storyline as a major plot point.

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Date Posted: 8/4/2007 9:58 PM ET
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Second Sight is very definitely something different. It is about a lesbian super hero (on the order of superman/batman etc). It is currently on my shelf. Colleen