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Overview: In this fiery f/f romance, Nia Ellis has the chance to fall in love, if she can overcome the devastating loss of her mentor, Pat, and step outside of her guarded emotions.
At Pat’s funeral, Kayla blindsides Nia with a deep-seated secret, sparking feelings of betrayal. Weeks after the funeral, Nia is still figuring out how to handle the unexplained secret. She can’t turn to Pat’s family or her closest friends, Tasha and Jacoby, for comfort. When an opportunity for answers finally arises, Nia is hooked by an illicit fling and thrust into a battle zone with Pat’s three sisters.
Nia believes she’s in control of her healing. Lingering insecurities, however, challenge her progress. She learns there’s a thin line between love and hate when former relationships and loyalties are lost in her circle of friends. But, in the end, Nia realizes that Pat’s secret was a blessing in disguise.
All in all, The Dawn of Nia is a story about the sting of abandonment, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the grace of transformative love.
Overview: Deeply troubled by recent acts of violence against Black and Brown lesbian, bisexual, and trans bodies, Solace: Writing, Refuge and LGBTQ Women of Color explores how LGBTQ women find solace: in each other, in their communities, and from within themselves, as they traverse the challenges of living as LGBTQ women of color in the United States.
Solace is a collection of poetry and prose that explores our pain, as well as our attempts to find solace in a world that seeks to destroy us. What are our strategies for survival? Where do we find solace? Audre Lorde writes that we were never meant to survive, yet here we are.
Overview: A necessary and relevant addition to the Black LGBTQ literary canon, which oftentimes overlooks Black lesbian writing, Lez Talk is a collection of short stories that embraces the fullness of Black lesbian experiences. The contributors operate under the assumption that “lesbian” is not a dirty word, and have written stories that amplify the diversity of Black lesbian lives.
At once provocative, emotional, adventurous, and celebratory, Lez Talk crosses a range of fictional genres, including romance, speculative, and humor. The writers explore new subjects and aspects of their experiences, and affirm their gifts as writers and lesbian women. The collection also includes stories from Lauren Cherelle, Sheree L. Greer, Claudia Moss, LaToya Hankins, K.A. Smith, S. Andrea Allen, Faith Mosley, and Eternity Philops.
Overview: Keleya Smith is a confident Southern woman who finds herself at an inadvertent crossroad at age twenty-six, waiting for life to unveil meaning and purpose. She thought she had the ultimate catch with Kris, but their four-year relationship is destroyed with one night of deceit. The breakup forces Keleya to come to a discomforting realization: she is unfulfilled, often seeking refuge in her hobby, family, and friends.
Despite the emotional damage, Keleya remains loyal to love. So when fate drops someone new at her doorstep, she transfers the yearning for intimacy, respect, and friendship to Jordan—an attractive twenty-nine-year-old native of Philadelphia. This newfound relationship with Jordan catches Keleya by surprise and tests her looming desire for her old confidant Kris. But when feelings for Jordan transform into more than casual dating, her faith in authentic relationships is challenged by an unforeseen circumstance. In the struggle to manage trust and vulnerability, Keleya finds herself caught in a whirlwind of old loves and new possibilities.