Lesbian Anthologies

A Feminine Flirty Dozen

Together for the first time, twelve short stories of women loving women from award-winning author JL Merrow. Some are funny, some are sweet, some are steamy—and some are haunting, with genres ranging from steampunk through paranormal to fairy tale, and from contemporary erotic romance to historical.

Meet shapeshifters and spirits of the forest, enjoy a lovers’ reunion and watch friends become something more. Encounter strange creatures, automata, and women on both sides of the law. See two of Jane Austen’s minor characters find love together, and others find hope amid the ruins, as JL Merrow explores the feminine side of life—and love.

Contains the stories: London Lark; First Time; Nine Days and Seven Tears; Capture the Moon; A Particular Friend; Wild Flowers of Berlin; Trolling for Cupcakes; Little Bit of Ivory; Ice Maiden; Dance With Me; Belling the Kat; Blazing June

Available in ebook and paperback: JMS Books Amazon

Upstaged Anthology – Queer Women in Performing Arts

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We had everything from actual plays to space operas to period pieces to contemporary romance. These talented storytellers captured womanhood, and women on stage and screen, in all their beautiful, wonderful glory. In the end, I was only able to take ten stories. These are the ones that made me laugh and cry and want to sing. There are erotic and sensual tales, gender non-conformity, trans women, lesbians and bisexuals, politics, falling in love, parenting, youthful crushes, opera, toe-tapping musical numbers, death-defying stunts, humor, and more. This anthology is a celebration.

Authors: Aila Alvina Boyd, Renee Young, Marolyn Krasner, Althea Blue, Geonn Cannon, Allison Fradkin, JL Merrow, Kathleen Jowitt, Debbie McGowan, Sonni de Soto

Including my steampunk story, London Lark:

Repairing a salvaged automaton becomes a labour of love for apprentice tinkerer Harriet Hodgkins. But the clockwork coquette is destined for resale, and Miss Pandora’s restoration will signal their separation—unless Hodgkins can engineer a more auspicious ending.

 Supposed Crimes | Amazon

Haunting Muses


In this collection of lesbian stories, ghosts, be they actual or

the metaphorical ghosts of memories, aren’t necessarily evil and hauntings may or may not be bad. How do we move beyond the foul spirits or integrate the shining beings who haunt us in the cruelest or the best ways? And how do we or our characters reconcile these ghosts into transformation and healing within present reality?

unnamed.jpgIncludes stories by Sacchi Green, Deborah Walker, Pascal Scott, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Elaine Burnes, Doreen Perrine and my own story, Dance With Me.

Winner of the 2017 Rainbow Awards Best Lesbian Anthology / Collection

Available in ebook and paperback: Amazon 

BEL-DesireBehindBarsDesire Behind Bars

When lovers of lesbian erotica imagine the ideal setting for a hot and heavy romance, prison is likely to be low on the list. But desire cannot be banished forever behind bars. From repeat offenders taking pretty new inmates under their wings to wardens giving in to temptation, Desire Behind Bars offers up erotic stories that may earn these inmates time off for good behavior. Whether they escape for a moment or find love for a lifetime, we adore the amazing women you’ll meet in these pages. And we trust that once you’ve met them, you’ll want to read their tales again and again.

Editors Salome Wilde and Talon Rihai cordially invite you behind bars for a glimpse at lesbian desire penned by erotica and romance authors both well-known and new, including J.L. Merrow, Sacchi Green, Katya Harris, Annabeth Leong, Geonn Cannon, L.E. Chamberlin, C.L. Boyle, M. Marie, Claire Caine, Chase Morgan, Kiki DeLovely, Alex Andrea, and Kannan Feng

Available in ebook and paperback:  Amazon

Best Lesbian Romance of the Year, Vol. 1

The swooning sensation of a new crush, the thrilling feel of a first caress and the raw, electric elation of sexual passion are all captured here in Best Lesbian Romance of the Year, Volume 1.

Radclyffe, the highly lauded novelist and master editor, covers the full range of lesbian love – a real spectrum of experience with plenty of room for passion and possibility.

Bestselling romance authors JL Merrow, Sacchi Green, Giselle Renarde, D. Jackson Leigh, Teresa Noelle Roberts and many more contribute short stories that will have you falling in love with love all over again. This edition of the cherished series presents eighteen stories sealed with a kiss!

Includes my story “Little Bit of Ivory

I am so happy I read this anthology…The stories ran the gamut from meeting cute to the culmination of decades of longing….If you’re at all interested in the genre, you should read this. Highly recommended – Elinor, The Lesbrary

Available in ebook and paperback: Amazon

Spread the Love

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Seven romantic and erotic lesbian short stories by Fletcher DeLancey, Lois Cloarec Hart, Erzabet Bishop, JL Merrow, Sandra Barret, T.M. Croke, and Alisha Kelley.

Includes my story:

Soft Hands and Hard Hats

When first-time potholer Han takes a trip down Yorkshire’s Gaping Gill, she doesn’t expect to be hit by a crippling attack of claustrophobia—or to meet a dark-skinned beauty in a hard hat who’s more than willing to hold her hand.

Experienced caver Kim may seem calm and collected in the pitch-black underground, but it turns out she’s got fears of her own. Maybe, though, two can be braver than one.

Available in ebook: Amazon| Ylva

Best Lesbian Romance 2014

BLR14Savor gorgeous writing and the pleasure of romance with Best Lesbian Romance 2014. The lesbian literati in this volume comprising the very best of the year raise the bar with tales that grab readers’ attention, and their libidos, and have them coming back for more. Romance is many things: thrilling, inspiring, passionate, and life-altering. But most of all, love — whether new or lifelong — is filled with endless possibility. These 18 stories of love, intimacy, and soaring romance from Andrea Dale, Anna Meadows, Lee Lynch, Radclyffe, and the rest of the best, guide readers on an unforgettable journey of adventure, desire, excitement, and discovery.

Another chance to read my story:  Soft Hands and Hard Hats

Available in ebook and paperback:  Amazon

Heiresses of Russ

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The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction 

ed. by Tenea D. Johnson & Steve Berman
“Harrowing Emily” by Megan Arkenberg
“Reality Girl” by Richard Bowes
“The Witch Sea” by Sarah Diemer
“Saint Louis 1990” by Jewelle Gomez
“Narrative Only” by Kate Harrad
“Nightfall in the Scent Garden” by Claire Humphrey
“Only Then can I Sleep” by Tenea D. Johnson
“Elm” by Jamie Killen
“Beneath Impossible Circumstances” by Andrea Kneeland
“One True Love” by Malinda Lo
“Feed Me the Bones of Our Saints” by Alex Dally MacFarlane
“Winter Scheming” by Brit Mandelo
“Nine Days Seven Tears” by JL Merrow
“Oracle Gretel” by Julia Rios
“Otherwise” by Nisi Shawl
“Chang’e Dashes from the Moon” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
“Astrophilia” by Carrie Vaughn
“Barnstormers” by Wendy Wagner

Available in ebook, hardcover and paperback:  Amazon | Lethe Press

She Shifters anthology from Cleis Press (f/f)

The idea of shapeshifters—beings both human and animal—ignites our imaginations with visions of primal passions and insatiable hungers. Most commonly seen as dark, masculine demons, shapeshifters are in need of a metaphysical overhaul—a new feminine/Sapphic blending of physical power and inescapable desires.

She Shifters re-envisions common and not-so-common myths and deliver a fresh perspective from the storytellers. Traditional lycanthropes and feline familiars appear, was well as more obscure, lesser-known mythologies from around the world to create inventive tales celebrating feminine power, lust, and erotic love..

My stories: Nine Days and Seven Tears; and Belling the Kat.

a fine host of fiction… She Shifters explores a wide array of metaphors for female sexuality and lesbian intimacy and presents the reader with an accessible selection of stories that can be enjoyed for the surface pleasure of erotic fulfilment, or can be considered for the greater depth that they give to this genre – Ashley Lister, Erotica Revealed

a totally different look at the phenomena of shifting and it is an excellent read….Be prepared for a wild and exciting read and one you will not soon forgetReviews by Amos Lassen

Available in ebook and paperback:  Amazon

Best Lesbian Romance 2012

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In this sizzling new treasury, erotica maestro Radclyffe has assembled over two dozen titilating tales of lesbian couples taking each other to new heights of happily bedded bliss.Imagination and experimentation are the key that unlocks the hearts of these lesbian love stories and every kind of love you CAN imagine are told in stories redolent of romance, risk-taking, and, even gobsmackingly surprising true love. There are virgins, long-time companions, and very memorable one-night stands.Includes my story Blazing June, previously published in the Lesbian Cops anthology.

Available in ebook and  paperback:  Amazon

Lesbian Cops anthology

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What is it about lesbian cops that pushes all the right buttons? It’s not just the uniform, with handcuffs and weapons, or the confidence, authority, and sense of danger. There’s something more as well, an irresistible force that these writers have channeled into fiercely erotic stories of policewomen in or out of uniform, on patrol or undercover, in charge or in need of healing, on the case or under the sheets.
Edited by Sacchi Green.

My story: Blazing June

Single mum Carla calls the police to help out her elderly neighbour – and ends up making a connection she hadn’t expected with the WPC who comes to her aid.

If you love sexy, daring, strong women who love other women then you will love Lesbian Cops: Erotic investigations – Top Pick from Aiobhan Belen at Night Owl Reviews

a unique collection of stories, and whether you want to read about a woman in a uniform, a woman in charge, or just read about how lesbian cops can have it different in the police force, this is the book to check out – Mistress Kay at Pop My Cherry Reviews

Available in ebook, paperback and audiobook: Amazon