For more pictures of the GCLS con go to this link. Check back often as I’m uploading them bits at a time.
The Fifth Annual Golden Crown Literary Society Convention was a huge success thanks to all the hard work of the Board of Directors and all the other volunteers who are tireless in their efforts to ensure each year is better than the last. I’ll be posting my pictures, the Goldy winners…and more ASAP so please stop by again soon.
Cheri Crystal who is going thru GCLS withdrawal
I’m excited to be headed for the 2009 GCLS Literary Conference and GCLS Literary Awards
I hope to see you all there!
The GCLS Literary Conference is an opportunity for Publishers, Distributors, Authors and Supporters to meet, share ideas, learn and explore the many facets of our growing genre of lesbian literature.
During the weekend of July 23-26, 2009, we will be hosting a variety of events for publishers, authors, supporters and fans with panels, seminars, and workshops focused on encouraging and advancing the art of publishing as well as hosting the Fifth Annual Golden Crown Literary Awards Program.
Plan on joining us in Orlando and taking part in these fun filled events, including door prizes, raffles and many other surprises. The GCLS Literary Conference welcomes everyone. Membership in the GCLS is not required to attend. We hope you will make plans to join us for a fun-packed weekend with your favorite authors.
Gerri had a reputation for breaking hearts. While I didn’t want to top her long list of discarded femmes, I couldn’t help it if the alluring dyke drove me crazier than a fish out of water desperate to be thrown back into the ocean. I’d drown if I couldn’t join her fishing, and I longed for so much more.
Luckily, I was elected to drive my irresistible colleague home from the airport after she’d spent Women’s Week in Provincetown while I miserably stayed behind to work. Gerri was too hot to handle, but I didn’t mind getting fried. In fact, I wanted to go fishing with her. I’d eagerly dive to the bottom of the ocean if she asked. Hoping to lure her in with my brazen charm, I let myself get caught by the best fisherman in all the world. Nothing I imagined could compare to the reality that unfolded.
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-60054-356-2
Length: 3,140 words
Rating: Super Nova
Genre: Lesbian Lit
Once she had the three bags securely in her grasp, we weaved our way through the sea of travelers. It was hard for me to keep up with her long-limbed pace. I’m sure I had to take three steps for every one of hers. Breathless was a good description for how I felt, but it wasn’t entirely due to walking so fast.
“I love being out by the sea. That’s one of the reasons why I fish. Catching them is a bonus. I would never live far from the coast. I reckon I would pine away if I didn’t have a body of water nearby,” she said.
“It sounds wonderful. Take me with you next time.”
She stopped and stared. “You want to fish with me?”
I nodded and prayed I didn’t appear too eager.
“Wow, you’re the first woman that has asked to come along.” She seemed genuinely surprised.
“I like to fish,” luring her in with my seductive tone. She must have missed it since she resumed walking. We exited the terminal and stepped on to the street. The cool October night air did nothing to dispel my heat.
“Mostly, I ask women to come along, and they don’t turn up.”
“I find it hard to believe. Who would do that?”
“You’d be surprised.”
“Well, I’d show up for sure.”
She halted two inches short of colliding with a bell captain. I watched as she ran her fingers through her hair and found myself envious of her hands. This yearning was getting out of control. I imagined flinging my body into her arms, calling out, ready or not, here I come, which was ridiculous, if not a bit too forward.
An airline worker took his sweet ass time moving the luggage rack, but I didn’t mind. I don’t know if it was the way my gaze worshipped her, despite all attempts at appearing too cool to care, but her flirtatious gesture in return penetrated me like microwaves. The heat of her stare shot right to my core. My face registered temperatures in direct proportion to the passion stirring in my belly and radiating through my clit.
My Sister’s Keeper
by Jodi Picoult
Washington Square Press; Mti edition, 2004. ISBN 978-1-439-15738-1.
Reviewed by Cheri Rosenberg
Posted on 07/07/2009
(click on book cover or title to buy from amazon.com)
My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult, is a heart-rending family saga. The story revolves around a moral dilemma: is it ethical to conceive one child for the sole purpose of saving another? Gravely ill, Kate was a toddler when she was diagnosed with a progressive form of leukemia. In a last ditch effort to save their beloved child, Sara and Brian Fitzgerald conceive a biologically engineered daughter for her umbilical cord, tissues, blood, and ultimately an organ. Anna literally becomes her sister’s keeper for as long as she’s alive. When it comes to donating her kidney to her dying sister, Anna seeks legal representation for the freedom to make her own medical decisions. Anna’s courage holds the family together while at the same time tearing them apart.
To read the entire review, click here for the link to Story Circle Book Reviews
_______________reviewing books by, for, and about women