Bold Strokes Books
Bold Strokes Books offers a diverse collection of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer fiction. BSB genre fiction includes all romance sub-genres as well as action, adventure, crime, mystery/intrigue, and speculative fiction. BSB Victory (Lesbian) and Liberty (GBT) Editions include literary and popular general fiction exploring the LGBT experience in its many forms. BSB Matinee Books are all about romances: focused reads presenting passion, sexual attraction, and compelling connections in a tightly written, engaging package. Our Young Adult line, BSB Soliloquy, spans all genres and features a protagonist aged 14-18. BSB HeatStroke offers erotica for every pleasure while BSB Impressions, our digital-first line, presents cutting-edge stories in all genres.
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Fifty Yards and Holding
Victor Alvarez is in serious trouble. Now seventeen and flunking out of high school, he’s been chosen as the leader of the violent street gang he’s been a member of since he was thirteen. Riley Brewer has just broken a state record as the star of their high school baseball team. When Riley and Victor meet by chance, a connection begins to grow.
The Witch of Stalingrad
As the German Blitzkrieg brings the Soviet Union to its knees in 1942, a regiment of women aviators flies out at night in flimsy aircraft without parachutes or radios to harass the Wehrmacht troops. The Germans call them “Night Witches” and the best of them is Lilya Drachenko. From the other end of the world, photojournalist Alex Preston arrives to “get the story” for the American press.
Mackenzie “Mouse” James’s life is all about firefighting. Being a firefighter fills her waking hours, leaving her too tired to think, to socialize, or to put herself out there. A large part of Sarah Macarthur’s success as a doctor is due to the structure and control that she has established to help her cope when all the elements are thrown her way.
When shadows fill the night, it’s hard to tell friend from foe. With young to raise and her Pack under attack, Sylvan, Alpha of the wolf Weres, takes on her greatest challenge when she determines to uncover the faceless enemies know as the Shadow Lords.
On an innocent horse-buying trip, Jane Scott uncovers a horrifying element of the horse show world, thrusting her into a whirlwind of poisoned money.
Prayer of the Handmaiden
When the Goddess Ithyris appoints shy priestess Kadrian to become Her first shaa’din, or holy warrior, in a millennium, everyone is mystified by Her decision—especially Kade herself. On the battlefields of Mondera, as Kade struggles to defend Ithyria from a dangerous new enemy, she’s also brought face-to-face with her greatest personal temptation.
Heart of the Game
A baseball writer falls for a single mom, but can she ever love anything as much as she loves the game?
Twenty-eight days, thirteen European countries, a tour manager fighting attraction, and an accused murderer. What could possibly go wrong?
Death by Sin
Two supernatural private detectives in Washington, D.C., battle a psychotic supervillain spreading a new sex drug that only works on gay men, increasing the male orgasm and killing them.
Big Hair and a Little Honey
Boyfriend troubles abound as Willa and Grandmother land new ones and Greg tries to hold on to Matt while chasing down a shipment of stolen hair extensions.
20th Century Un-Limited
The 20th Century is over and done with and nothing can be changed. Or is it? Felice Picano's two short novels take delicious what-if peeks at outwitting Time's (seemingly) unbending Arrow.
Erotic Interludes 5: Road Games
Adventure, "sport," and sex on the road. From erotic travel adventures to games of seduction and conquest—diverse, out on the edge lesbian erotica with a hint of risk/danger. Established couples looking for a little spice (what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas); business women and conference goers sharing one-nighters, threesomes or more; play parties, private clubs and secret rites.
Erotic Interludes 3: Lessons in Love
Sign on for a class in love...
Ronica Black, Cheyenne Blue, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Crin Claxton, Amie Evans, Lynne Jamneck, Karin Kallmaker, Meghan O'Brien, Radclyffe ...and over twenty more of the best lesbian erotica writers take us to "school" with stories of how to make passion an experience to remember.
Sometimes love doesn't play by the rules.
Rebecca Lapp is a devout follower of her Amish faith and a firm believer in the Ordnung, the set of rules that govern her life in the tiny Pennsylvania town she calls home. When she meets Dylan Mahoney, however, the rules go out the window.
In Medias Res
Sometimes you have to forget who you were to remember who you are.
For Sydney Stanton, nothing could be closer to the truth. Suffering from amnesia, Sydney finds herself alone in the middle of O'Hare Airport with no idea how she got there, where she's headed, or even who she is.
Two women, Elizabeth and Jen, separated by two hundred years, but inescapably connected. Will the echoes of the past be enough to save Jen as she begins to discover her truth?
In 1808 Elizabeth Cooper, found guilty as a thief, is sentenced to hang and thrown into prison, the convicted women with whom she shares her gloomy cell the only solace she will have until the day of her execution.
Truth Behind the Mask
High above the city, a young guardian searches for the enemy...and finds love.
In a city rife with evil, masked protectors secretly watch over the inhabitants, keeping the citizens safe while hiding their own identity. One young Sentinel, however, violates her oath and loses her heart to the woman she is charged to protect.
Under Her Skin
Who would believe that the world-famous supermodel Iris Lujan has a care in the world? Only Mexican gardener, Torien Pacias, who sees through Iris's facade and offers gentle understanding and friendship when Iris most needs it.
Paloma and Deanne Vargas thought they were destined to grow old together. But after fourteen years together and two children, Paloma finally accepts she has based her life on the foolish dream of two passionate high school sweethearts. Heartbroken that Deanne seems more devoted to being a cop than a partner, Paloma tosses her out and tries to move on.
Tainted love and paybacks...in a black satin tux?
Author Ashley Vaughn deserves nothing less, according to Vic, the unwilling star of Ashley's latest erotic best seller. Ashley spends her life writing erotic romance and her nights alone. When a sexy butch sweeps her off her feet following a book signing, she's too afraid to believe in the miracle of love at first sight to take a chance.
No Leavin' Love
Beautiful, successful Mercedes Miller is headed home for her father’s wedding, to the Colorado ranch she couldn’t wait to get away from, and the far-too-sexy woman she left behind long ago.
I Dare You
Sex is the perfect escape—until it holds you captive.
Sexy stripper by night, staid corporate raider by day, Kelsey's not looking for love, only sex and power. Then rough, tough karate champion Jordan walks into her life and dares her to risk her heart on a night of searing passion.
House of Clouds
A sweeping saga of an impassioned romance set amidst the upheaval of a nation under siege and a way of life threatened with destruction.
Two would-be lovers and a decidedly inopportune murder spell trouble, no matter which way the cards fall.
Split the Aces
Two women ride a wave of passion that threatens to consume them in a world of fast money and fast times in the neon glare of Sin City.
It's lust at first sight for blackjack dealer Rae Sutherland and conventioneer Cori Romero.
Two women searching through a secret past discover that their brief hotel liaison is only the beginning.
A week in paradise—with the ex-girlfriend from Hell.
Winifred Martin has a new job, newfound confidence, and a glamorous new lover. In fact, after moving on from a heart-wrenching breakup, Win has a whole new life.
Benedikte (Benny) Fiske has also sold up and moved on, too—to a wonderful Greek island where she can invest in herself again and find peace and quiet.
When the hallowed halls of academia become the stage for murder, newly appointed Dean Beth Ellis's search for the truth leads her to unexpected discoveries about her own heart.
Wall of Silence
It should have been an average bust. Minimal trouble. Minimal backup.When police detective Foster Everett witnesses the unspeakable, average becomes deadly. A cover up ensues and Foster begins numbing herself with alcohol at a neighborhood bar. There she meets Riley Meideros, the one person strong enough to hear Foster's painful secret and not turn away.
Two women find that creating a successful relationship rests in remembering the mistakes of the past.
Cees Bannigan has all the materials she needs to build a happy life—a successful home-improvement television show, a new house, and the attention of an intelligent and beautiful woman. So what is she doing at the hospital bedside of Arieanna Simons, the lover who abandoned her.
Two women with a fiery past discover paybacks can be hell...and just as hot.
Colby Dennis's first thought was to toss the invitation to her ten-year high school reunion into the garbage. After all, she spent most of her adult life trying to forget high school—more specifically, her tormentor Mackenzie Brandt. But then, maybe putting her old nemesis in her place is reason enough to show up.
Following an assault, Emma Webster spends two years as a self-sentenced prisoner locked inside her condo, living a lonely but safe existence - at least she thought it was safe until the world outside her window goes still and silent.
Troy Nanson, a bicycle messenger, awakens in a hospital with no memory of how she got there or how long she lay unconscious.
Point of Ignition
Arson investigation is not exactly what firefighter Kate Chambers signed up for. But she doesn't have a choice when an injury forces her off the engine and into the office. Her first case, a fire at a downtown bar, is a clear-cut instance of insurance fraud, or so she thinks.
A Perfect Match
In a game where careers are made or broken in the span of one round, can there be any such thing as a perfect match?
After a high-profile breakup, professional golfer Tiernan O'Shea blows a considerable lead and loses a major tournament. Soon, unable to get her game back on track, she is in danger of losing her sponsor. The upcoming Celebrity Pro-Am is her chance at redemption.
In the detective business, the ordinary can quickly become deadly.
When private investigator Yoshi Yakamota and the Blind Eye Detective Agency are hired to find a woman's missing sister, the assignment seems fairly mundane. Then two teens fall to their death from a rocky oceanside cliff in what appears to be a tragic accident.
The camera doesn't lie, but sometimes it captures a story worth killing for.
The murdered body of lesbian publisher Rosemary Finney is found on a remote hiking path south of San Francisco. Local police of the wealthy Woodside enclave quickly focus on a prime suspect: Investigative Reporter Velvet Erickson. Velvet appeals to her friend and former lover—private eye Yoshi Yakamota, whose detective skills more than make up for her failing eyesight—for help.
The Seduction of Moxie
When Hollywood-bound actress Violet London meets speakeasy singer Moxie Valette, her trip takes an unexpected turn toward love.
New York City, 1931: When wry Broadway actress Violet London and her hard-drinking cohorts venture into a speakeasy the night before she is to board a train for Hollywood, she is floored by sassy blond singer Moxie Valette.
Brie O'Malley, successful author and college professor, isn't sure if she believes in destiny in a universe where a random act of violence extinguished her happy-ever-after.
Skateboarding to show her two kids how an expert does it, Jordan Carter can't believe her bad luck when she collides with beautiful blond Brie and meets her later at the hospital.
Between the Lines
When romance writer Gail Prescott meets British actor Tannen Albright, she develops feelings that she usually only experiences through her characters. Despite Gail's prickly demeanor, Tannen won't be deterred from striking up a friendship. Gail's emotional walls begin to crumble before Tannen's irresistible charms, and she cautiously allows Tannen, and the possibility of love, into her life.
The lines between good and evil, right and wrong, have always been blurry for Shade. When Raven’s actions force her to choose, which side will she come out on?
Pedal to the Metal
When unreformed thief Dubs Williams is released from prison to help Max Winters bust a car theft ring, Max learns that to catch a thief, get in bed with one.
Faye Blakemore is a photojournalist for a major New York newspaper. Faye convinces her editor to send her to Afghanistan and the Congo to report on the acid burnings, the machete attacks, and the women survivors. Yet that series of assignments—each darker and more dangerous than the next—brings Faye closer to her both her own demons and to the family secrets that still haunt her.
For the Love of Cake
When everything is on the line, and one taste can break a heart, will pastry chefs Maya and Shannon take a chance on reality?
Dragon Horse War
A priestess of peace and a fiery warrior must defeat a vicious uprising that entwines their destinies and ultimately their hearts.
When friends start experimenting with dark magic to gain power, Margarite must embrace her natural gifts to save them.
Cheap as Beasts
When a client is murdered, PI Declan Colette contends with her filthy rich family, a rival detective firm, and a mystery stretching back into the chaos of Vichy France.
Buddha's Bad Boys
Six stories, six gay men trudging down the road to enlightenment. What they each find is the last thing in the world they expected.
Betting on Love
A quiet country-girl-at-heart and a live-life-to-the-fullest biker take a risk at offering each other their hearts.
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