Latest Reading/Signing Schedule courtesy of Now Voyager

Women’s Week Schedule ~ 2009

Courtesy of Now Voyager Bookstore

Now Voyager Bookstore
357 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

Sunday, Oct. 11

Bold Strokes Books (BSB) Reading 1-3 in the Madeira Room at the Vixen, 336 Commercial St., followed by a book signing at Now Voyager (NV).

Join Chris & Doris and participate in the lesbian lit trivia contest. Prizes!

Kim Baldwin, Erin Dutton, Gill McKnight, Radclyffe, Larkin Rose

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Reading 1:00 in the Madeira Room at the Vixen, followed by a book signing at 3 PM at NV.

Cheri Crystal, Karen Jasper, and Donna Kelli

Join Chris & Doris and participate in the lesbian lit trivia contest. Prizes!

Reading 2:00 in the Madeira Room at the Vixen, followed by a book signing at 3 PM at NV.

Lynn Ames, Susan Meagher, and Susan Smith, reading from their new anthology, Outsiders.

4:00 PM BSB Author signing at NV

I. Beacham, Erin Dutton, Lisa Girolami, Bobbi Marolt, Radclyffe

4:30 PM BSB Author signing at NV

Kim Baldwin, Gabrielle Goldsby, Clifford Henderson, VK Powell, Carsen Taite, MJ Williamz

Thursday, Oct. 15

10:30 AM Fay Jacobs Author signing

11:00 AM JE Knowles and KG MacGregor Author signing

12:00 PM Author Signing

Karen Badger, Cheri Crystal, and Donna Kelli

BSB Author Reading in the Madeira Room at the Vixen, 1-3, followed by a signing at NV.

Join Chris & Doris and participate in the lesbian lit trivia contest. Prizes!

3:10 PM BSB Author Signing at NV

Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou, Anne Laughlin, Clara Nipper, VK Powell, Carsen Taite

3:40 PM BSB Author Signing at NV

Gill McKnight, Radclyffe, Nell Stark, Trinity Tam, Ali Vali

4:30 PM

Kate Clinton signing at NV

Friday, Oct. 16

Coffee Break with Women Authors, a benefit for Helping Our Women (HOW), from 9 to 11 AM, at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. $10 per person, all proceeds to HOW.

“Celebrating 25 Years of Women’s Week-Lesbian Literature Telling the Story of Our Lives.” Noted lesbian authors Fay Jacobs, Lee Lynch, Leslea Newman and Radclyffe discuss the importance of our literature in celebrating our lives and supporting our community with readings from classic and new works. A little bit of history – a look at the future – a lot of celebration.

Author signings following at NV:

11:30 – 12:30 Fay Jacobs

1:00 – 2:00 Lee Lynch, Leslea Newman, Radclyffe

2:00 BSB Author Signing at NV

Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou, I. Beacham, Bobbi Marolt, VK Powell

2:30 BSB Author Signing at NV

Clara Nipper, Gill McKnight, Colette Moody, Larkin Rose, Carsen Taite, MJ Williamz

Saturday, Oct. 17

10:00 AM BSB Author Signing at NV

Erin Dutton, Lisa Girolami, Rachel Spangler, Nell Stark, Trinity Tam

10:30    AM BSB Author Signing at NV

Clifford Henderson, Anne Laughlin, Lee Lynch, Leslea Newman

Customer Appreciation Raffle drawing at 11 AM

11:00    AM Author Signing at NV

Karen Badger, Sandra Barrett, Cheri Crystal, Donna Kelli, Martha Marinara

12:00 PM     Author Signing at NV

Lynn Ames, Susan Meagher and Susan Smith

1:00 PM Author Signing at NV

Karin Kallmaker and Jocelyn Powers

2:15 PM Erotica & Romance Author Signing at NV

Dalia Craig, Charlotte Dare, DeJay, Sacchi Green, Victoria Oldham, Radclyffe, Cecilia Tan, Anna Watson

Customer Appreciation Raffle

Win a $250 credit towards your stay at

The Somerset House Inn ~ 378 Commercial Street

Thanks to Bob & Dan at Somerset House for this prize!

For all book purchases greater than $35,

Sunday, Oct. 11 through Friday, Oct. 16

enter yourself into the raffle.

Winner to be selected Saturday, Oct. 17 at 11 AM

at Now Voyager Bookstore.

Attractions of the Heart by Cheri Crystal

Check out the promo video featuring yours truly, the exceptional cover art of Dawne Dominique and the expert video design by Lois Glenn. My sincere thanks to Lois for putting together this awesome video and to Dawne for the gorgeous covers. I’m also indebted to my publisher Claudia Regenos for making my dream come true.

Seeing It Through Available on eBook

just sexy rear view, on white

Shelby is a Marine through and through. She views active duty in Iraq as far easier than attending her friend’s commitment ceremony. Escorting April down the aisle to marry someone else is perhaps the toughest thing she’s ever had to do, because when she’s finally honest with herself, she realizes that she loves April and can’t live without her. In this story, a woman must either speak out or forever hold her peace.


I had often relived her sixteenth birthday party, and here on her wedding day, I couldn’t help but go there again. Without mercy, my mind played tricks on me and brought me back to that night. She was sweet sixteen and never been kissed. I knew this for a fact. All the kids in our pack played truth or dare. Someone had dared me to kiss April. And she looked, well, aside from being a total babe, she was suddenly bold, and I felt like a heart attack waiting to happen.

The guys punched their fists in the air, and more than a few girls joined in on the chant. “Do it! Do it!” The whistles and catcalls echoed in time with my heart. I walked over to her, took her hands in mine and gazed directly into her sparkling eyes. She glanced at my lips and licked hers in what seemed like a silent movie in slow motion.

A boy had kissed me, once, but April’s kiss was different. Monumentally different. We leaned toward each other as the shouts grew louder. I placed my lips on hers, not fully registering the noise surrounding us, forgetting what and where I was and why I was doing this in front of our friends. I expected a platonic peck, but she had a better idea. Our first kiss was laced with a lingering caramel nougat flavor and had a sweetness all its own. I can still taste it.

Every cell in my body was on alert from that electrified embrace. She grabbed my head and pulled me close, so that I could feel her breasts, hipbones, and torso. I got carried away, and so did she. The cheering sounded distant and muffled. I felt every lick and suck as if it was happening to my crotch. I couldn’t help the way my entire body responded. I didn’t stop her. I had to have it like morphine after a self-inflicted wound. There was no turning back. And then I let go. I came hard. In my pants. Involuntarily, I shuddered, and although the visual tremor was subtle, I died right then and there. I was more mortified than I had ever been in my mere sixteen years of life. How was I going to face anyone ever again?

April pulled away first, looked at me for a second, and then turned to our gang. She curtseyed. It was all a show to her. She gloated like we’d just pulled off the greatest prank. I fled without looking back. We never talked about what happened that night.


Attractions of the Heart

In a romantic collection of erotic short stories, Attractions of the Heart begins with a hot date, shows a lesbian couple trying to have a baby through artificial insemination in “Kumquat Did You Say?” and ends with a commitment ceremony in Boston. Celebrate with a date in a fancy restaurant called “Lobster Box” that leads to so much more. Take a Caribbean vacation and plan ground rules that aren’t set in stone in “Best Friends Don’t F*ck.” How about “Going Fishing” for the ultimate hook up? Or “Taking Chances” on love when the stakes are high. Who said “Climbing Rocks,” “Dogging,” or “Trucking” couldn’t lead to sexcapades? Maybe you need an “Exercise Dyke” for the supreme workout or you wonder when designing a cookbook as a fundraiser for your softball team, “Does The Butch Come With The Recipe?”  Maybe you’re ready to take a “Mile High Dare.” Whatever your tastes, Cheri Crystal offers an impressive FemErotica selection. So, have fun with “Tina in Toyland,” hire an “Escort,” say, “Me, Too,” for a three-way, win an award in “Debut,” have a “Nightcap,” or try “Keeping Up With Hornelia,” but don’t miss “Seeing It Through.”

For critically acclaimed, “funny, charming stories,” “crisp writing,” “frank sexuality,” and “top of the line female eroticism,” Cheri Crystal’s Attractions of the Heart has something for everyone.

Provincetown Readings/Signings October 2009


I’m so excited to be reading and signing my book, “Attractions of the Heart” in Ptown 2009. I hope to see you all there.

Here’s my schedule and you’re all invited:
October 14 at 1:00 p.m. Reading at The Vixen in the Madeira Room (336 Commercial Street)
October 14 at 3:00 p.m. Signing at Now Voyager Bookstore (357 Commercial Street)
October 14 at 5:00 p.m. Reading and Signing and schmoozing with snacks at
4 Mozart Avenue, Unit 1 with J.E. Knowles, Rrrose Carbinela, DK and Dalia Craig.
October 15 at 12 noon. Signing at Now Voyager.
October 17 at 11:00 a.m. Signing at Now Voyager.

For anyone who thinks they’ve seen me as excited as I can be…just wait until you get a gander in Provincetown come this October! I can’t wait!

Cheri Crystal
Attractions of the Heart by Cheri Crystal offers erotic tales of want, will, and desire. There’s nothing as intense as the hunger of a female on the prowl for a woman. Available in Paperback from
ISBN 978-1-60054-298-5
Fall 2009