Falling in love with your boss is never a good idea. And if you’re a lesbian and she’s straight – that’s double trouble right there.
When Kim and her very attractive, straight, and married boss Sonja find themselves having to share a hotel room at an out-of-town conference, one thing leads to another. But after one night of forbidden passion Sonja almost cruelly tells Kim they’re finished.
Sonja’s emotional and physical distance is a torment to Kim. And aside from the obsessiveness of being in love, there are more questions: What is really going on in Sonja’s marriage? Is Sonja who Kim really thinks she is, after all? And – what are the chances that love will prevail?
Ruth Gogoll’s Taxi to Paris is the best selling lesbian erotic novel in Germany.
“I savored the view of her naked beauty for a moment. I walked up behind her and kissed her between the shoulder blades without kissing her anywhere else. She yelped with surprise. Then I saw her shiver from head to toe, and a relief of tiny dots covered her skin. She laid her head back. Otherwise, she didn’t move. ‘More,’ she whispered.”
In 1993 Ruth Gogoll wrote her first book, “Taxi to Paris”, which has become the most bestselling lesbian erotic romance novel in Germany. In 1993, though, nobody would print it. So Ruth Gogoll founded her own publishing house, el!es, which has become famous for Lesbian Erotic Romance, publishing more than 100 romances in German. Now these thrilling books are available in English.
Alison Barnard's A Walk in the Rain is the story of two women who meet when each is on the brink of world-wide fame and trying not to face her dissatisfaction with the life she has made for herself. It is a love story, but it is also about a journey to self-acceptance. By the end of it, both major characters have to challenge assumptions and prejudices in society and in themselves. Actress Shara travels and lives with Jessa while researching her new role – that of Jessa Hanson – in the film about the conductor's life, and they fall in love. Shara's boyfriend Derek intervenes, helped by Shara's belief that she has caught Jessa in a compromising position with a former lover. They separate. "Maestra" is filmed and Jessa records a musical poem that is a tribute to the love she has lost. When Shara hears that musical piece, goes to see her. They consummate their relationship, but is Shara ready for the kind of publicity a lesbian relationship will attract?
Gina and Teri meet while cruising along at about 10,000 feet. This unlikely pair decides to spend Christmas together, and then their ways will part again. Gina, the rich heiress is to return to her jet set life; Teri, the furniture designer to her work.
But Teri falls in love.
Gina, however seems to slide effortlessly back into her life full of affairs. Were a “Few Days of Tenderness” really all Teri could hope for?
A steamy summer night on the Rhine, a hot love affair . . . It wasn’t supposed to be any more than that. But when Tina is in need of a lawyer, she cannot think of anyone but Mar. That’s when, out of nowhere, other feelings and not just the hunt for the right paragraphs, enter the equation.
Tina doesn’t want to hear about it, since the motto “It was just sex, not love” still stands between them like a wall. Will they some day be able to overcome their differences?
ER nurse Karen Andrews, an avid supporter of the women’s local hockey team, finds herself captivated by a new player, Jessie Carmichael. When Jessie’s eyes first meet Karen’s, for a few short seconds they hold a fiery gaze. Something unfamiliar stirs inside Karen. It is as if this new player is casting a spell on her . . .
Beginning her teaching career, meeting new friends in a new City is all Jessie Carmichael is really looking for. She wants to keep busy, finally move on with her life, leaving all the pain and heartache behind. It has been over two years since her partner Lynne left her for another woman . . . that is until she meets Karen Andrews . . .
One evening, while Jessie is at Karen’s, a severe snow storm develops. Jessie leaves for home, much to Karen’s relief. Karen knows if Jessie had stayed, she would have had to unleash her desires. It isn’t until she finds Jessie back at her door unable to make it home that Karen has no idea which way to turn . . .
Peek into the interwoven lives of the women who gather at the Sappho Café, and meet a broad cross section of Cologne's most interesting people. Whether we're in the presence of the "perfect" couples or the women who are on the lookout for love, you'll find that Sappho always has drama on the menu – as well as a first-rate cappuccino. So sit back and enjoy the ride. Once you've met Sabrina, Chris, Carolin, Rick, Rebekka and all the rest, you'll be back for more "L" – as in lovely ladies, lust, laughter, lies, lightheartedness, and lasciviousness – but mostly, "L – as in Love"!
The ladies you love . . . and the ladies who love each other . . . come from the worlds of publishing, big business, journalism, and more – where they earn their livings by using their brains, their hands, or sometimes their naked bodies. In Book Two, couples re-arrange with other partners, singles search, and they all try to figure out whether sex really is that important, whether their relationships really are secure, whether friendship can indeed become love . . . or whether ex-lovers can really be friends. Rick, Carolin, Anna, Rebekka, Marlene, Anita, Sabrina, Chris and all the rest converge at Melly's Sappho Café in the midst of their lives of pleasure and pain, laughter, lightheartedness, luck, and lust – but mostly, "L – as in Love"!
The Sappho Café treats its women extremely well. Now, if life would only do the same. Rebekka and Carolin have achieved happy coupledom . . . almost.
Marlene is still making money banging around in porn flicks – which sometimes lets her forget that she'd rather be driving her truck. Sabrina and Chris, who always appeared to be the dream couple, seem to be trying to work out their problems. Thea continues to break hearts – sometimes a man's, sometimes a woman's, sometimes, her own. Melly's friends are surprised when her secret past catches up with her . . . And Melly's sister Silvia experiences, in the hardest way, that fate can be cruel.
Ultimately, though, there's plenty of love to go around, and in L as in Love: Book Three, the lucky professors and pupils who encounter each other outside of class realize that their deepest interests can be mutual beyond the halls of academe, as well.
Brilliant writer and gorgeous seductress Anna Lessing wants to resolve her intimacy issues, but she finds that her attractive psychotherapist makes things even more complicated. Carolin and Rebekka, the most constant couple in their constellation, continue to forge ahead in building their lives together. Sadly, grief prevents Silvia from enjoying life in the way that Luise can, no matter how much their delightfully youthful students offer. Thea's new admirer makes her life . . . interesting. And dear, sweet Anita finally gets what she deserves. Welcome back to "L as in Love", and the lovely, lively women who congregate at the Sappho Café.
Ruth Gogoll's Christmas Carol is a new twist on an old classic.
Christmas is coming and goodwill and merriment fill the town. It's not the best of times for everyone however . . . Company president Michaela Wittling is all work and no play and Christmas is just another day. What's all the fuss about? The lights are a waste of electricity. They all expect time off and bonuses. Humbug!
Faithful employee Ramona Benckhoff is all worry and no play. Will I keep my job? Will the boss find out I sometimes cut my hours short to go to the hospital? And, the most frightening question of them all . . . Will my daughter live to see the New Year?
Michaela thinks she has it all figured out. Ramona believes she has no hope and nothing figured out. One very strange night changes everything.
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