Memorial Day Weekend thoughts from a Lesbian Veteran


Rhavensfyre: Award winning author of lesbian fiction

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and I know many of us our enjoying the extended weekend, the cookouts and friends and family.

I just wanted to post a blog about how I am feeling right now, considering all the news making the rounds in the world today. As a lesbian, we feel the brunt of the fear and pain and worry surrounding the words and beliefs being bandied about in the news lately and being put in front of legislature under the guise of one thing or the other. All ultimately trying to narrowly define our nation as one type of belief system, one truth, and one set of laws over another. None of them good for women.

I am writing today because I see page after page of thank you’s—thank you for serving, for being in the military, for being willing to sacrifice all so that we can have freedom…

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All You Can Eat


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Can I be more excited? I don’t think so. After having it on hold for the past several years, I can finally announce the upcoming release of

All You Can Eat: A Buffet of Lesbian Romance & Erotica.

This is an anthology of stories that have food as a central theme. Andi Marquette, myAllYouCanEat-600x914 co-editor, and I gathered a group of great writers who whipped up some amazing stories that are romantic, erotic, or somewhere in between. And all bringing food into the action in some way—either in very tangible ways or as a trigger for a romantic or erotic interlude.

I got this idea immediately following the release of Skulls & Crossbones: Tales of Women Pirates a few years back. Although it was a lot of work, Andi and I had a blast doing it. And when it was released, I felt an immense sense of satisfaction. So…

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Mary Lambert Sings

It seems like every post these days is in all caps. But that’s because all the things that are happening are hella worthy of caps, my patriotic kittens. EVERYTHING IS THE COOLEST ALL THE TIME.

I am performing at the white house for her goddess, Michelle Obama and his infinite coolness, Barack, this week for a private ceremony for the Harvey Milk stamp issuance. Good news, I already know what dress I’m wearing. It’s hella patriotic.


Most people are unfortunately unable to be at that performance (unless you have a zillion dollars or are in the FBI or are Harry Styles or are an Animorph or something), BUT if you are in the D.C. area, I am performing a few songs for the Harvey Milk Foundation fundraiser event the night before.
THIS Wednesday, May 21st at Cobalt.

For those of you who don’t know, Harvey Milk was an inspiring leader for…

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Entering the World of Romantic Erotica- have you ever wondered?


Rhavensfyre: Award winning author of lesbian fiction

“Rhavensfyre has done it again! This time they have teamed up with the lovely Ms. Erzabet Bishop to give us a pair intensely, deliciously, blazingly hot erotic tales. This book should come with a warning label!”

This review quote is perfect because it does sum up everything that Elemental Passions is and will be. We created Elemental Passions for a reason. We wanted high quality Romantic Erotica with a flair…a storyline, and something else-a touch of the supernatural. We wanted to find our inner Goddesses, travel the path of the wanderer, go past the veil and find stories of wonder and enchantment that will leave you breathless. We wanted a storyline that will satisfy both the reader and the seeker of the sublime. Stories that we hope you will enjoy and leave you wanting for more. And yes, they will be hot and explore all the wonderful things that happen…

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Ladysmith Teaser Chapter….Chapter 1 of a new Dark Fantasy by Rhavensfyre


Rhavensfyre: Award winning author of lesbian fiction

Alright, here is what everyone has been waiting for! I know you have  been feasting this week. First Sabre, and now another teaser Chapter for Ladysmith…but here it goes. If you missed the first chapter (Prologue) you will find it here on our blog site! Remember, Ladysmith will be out June 1st!

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Elemental Passions Vol 1 by Rhavensfyre and Erzabet Bishop


Elemental Passions

Elemental Passions is a series of lesbian erotic/romantic short stories by Rhavensfyre, along with a guest Author. Inside each volume you will find passion and desire with an elemental twist. Whether a Goddess or a nymph hidden in the fields and forest, a spirit or demon, these women all have one thing in common—love and lust and an appreciation for the female form. 

Two short stories are included in this volume, by two different Author’s. 

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The Potter’s Wheel 

Would you dare love a Goddess? 
Selene works with the earth, finding solace in the way the clay forms beneath hands that tremble and betray her. The memory of a lost love eludes her, until one day a woman like no other wanders into her shop and reminds her that there is a Goddess in us all, some more than others. 

Pomegranate: Book One in the Myth and Magic Series 

What if everything you thought you knew was a lie? 
Crafting spells and hanging with her girlfriend Hayden was all Persephone Carraway wanted out of life. When her mother, Demi, develops a designer pomegranate, infusing it with ritual power for Fae and witch kind alike, all bets are off. A single act of destruction unearths a bevy of secrets and lies kept hidden for centuries. Persephone is drawn into a web of myth and magick where nothing is at it seems, even herself. 

Excerpt from The Potter’s Wheel:

“These are incredible,” Myna said, flashing Selene an awed expression before returning her gaze to the sculptures in front of her. “You have captured the movement of the elements so well, yet retained a feminine quality about them. Born and giving birth to creation at the same time.” Selene’s breath caught in her throat when Myna reached out to touch the smooth surface, her hands caressing the carefully wrought clay that seemed to dance beneath her touch. Strong, slim fingers found each curve much as Selene’s had years ago, channeling the movements that had created the form before fire and glaze set its shape into temporary permanence. Selene had no misconceptions about her art. Porcelain gave the illusion of strength, but it would shatter beneath an ungentle touch. “Please, be careful,” Selene begged. “What’s wrong?” “Bringing you here was a mistake, I shouldn’t have shown you these. Not when I have no intention of ever selling them.” Selene’s excuse sounded thin, even to her own ears. What she needed was Myna to stop, to stop moving…to stop teasing her with caresses that were best left to warm flesh, not cold clay and porcelain.

Excpert from Pomegranate:

“Good morning, beautiful.” Her lover stood at the counter as Allyse pulled out her order. Giving her a quick kiss, she tucked the pomegranate back into her pocket.

“Hey, there.” Dark eyes twinkled mischievously beneath the heavy black rimmed glasses. Red lips curved up like the cat that got the cream. Hayden’s arms wrapped around Persephone, pulling her into a deep kiss.  Her hand reached around for a quick grope, but Persephone slapped it away.

“Public!” Heat crept up her neck.

“Get a room you two!” Candice snickered. “And you tease us. Honestly. Raging hormones of twenty something lesbians. What do you think, Allyse? Should we hose them down?”

“I think you’re gonna get us both fired if you don’t shut up and go make some cookies.” Allyse glared.

“Girl has a point.” Hayden smiled, looping her arm around Persephone’s shoulder. “So…are you going to demonstrate these new bath salts for me or do I have to go home by myself again?”

Candice giggled, coming out of the kitchen with the mini broom and the dust pan. “Demonstration!” Persephone glared. Candice ran off, fake screaming as she swooped back into the kitchen. “Going! Going.”

Allyse rolled her eyes.

Persephone screwed up her lips into what should have been a smile but ended up as a loud burst of laughter. “Maybe we should pick up some duct tape.”

“Oh. Is something broken?” Allyse frowned.

Hayden bit her lip. “I think what she’s trying to say is the duct tape is for our friend in the kitchen.”

“Oh!” Allyse grinned. “I might just have some in my car. If it doesn’t work on her mouth, maybe I can think of some other uses.”

“I knew I liked you.” Hayden held out her hand so she and the younger girl could slap palms over the counter.

“I heard that.” A feminine growl came from the kitchen.

“Good!” Persephone replied. “Now make me some cookies.”

“And you. Draw me a bath. I have some aches that just won’t quit.” Hayden ran her fingers down Persephone’s arm.

“Oh, Goddess.” Allyse rolled her eyes again. “Go already. I’ll tell your mom you went out on an errand.”

“You’re the best.



Rhavensfyre is the collaborative pen name used by two east coast writers, Roxanne and KL, who have been partners since 2000 and were finally legally married in Washington, D.C. in 2012. They have a small farm in North Carolina where they raise and breed horses with their two dogs and several cats in tow. In their spare time, they try to keep an organic garden and enjoy the fact that their farm is also home to several owls, a mated pair of hawks, one annoying woodpecker and the occasional bald eagle. In addition to the living creatures, KL and Roxanne enjoy cycling various East Coast trails as well as hiking the Appalachian Trail. Both ladies enjoy photography and love to share images from their frequent trips through the scenic countryside.

Roxanne, known to her friends as “Roxy,” is an Oklahoma native who lived in various states before graduating from a Los Angeles area high school. An avid artist, she spent ten years in the military–both Army and Navy–before embarking upon her second career. While serving as a patriot missile operator in the Army, she landed a coveted position as post artist, allowing her to pursue her creative passion on a full-time basis. After transferring to the Navy, she served as a hospital corpsman, deployed twice to the Middle East while assigned to a USN warship. She also worked in security during her last year of active duty before leaving the military for a career in healthcare. Roxy holds two bachelor’s degrees: one in criminal justice and a second in healthcare. Her personal interests include mythology, ancient history, and psychology, and she cites walking through the ancient city of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, as one of the most amazing experiences she had while serving in the United States Navy.

KL was born in Norfolk, Virginia and lived most of her life in the South. She was professionally educated as a horse trainer and riding instructor, and she had innumerable wins in the Western Pleasure circuits until a traumatic back injury in 1999 prevented her from riding for many years. Today, she still pleasure rides, as well as breeds American Quarter Horses. KL is an avid cyclist, but her love of cycling doesn’t end with the local trails. She enjoys collecting and restoring antique bikes as well as tinkering with her own ride, doing all of the work herself. She is also accomplished in metalwork–from her work as a farrier to unique knife designs and artwork with steel and iron. Music is a big part of her life, and in her free time she enjoys strumming any of her three guitars or joining the owls by playing haunting notes on her didgeridoo.

Switching Gears is their first book. Also follow the adventures of Rowan and Chase.



Erzabet Bishop has been crafting stories since she could pound keys on her parents’ old typewriter. She has only just learned that it is a whole lot more fun writing naughty books. She is a contributing author to the Silk Words website with her Fetish Fair choose your own romantic adventure stories, Elemental Passions, A Christmas To Remember, Club Rook: The Series, Bossy, Sweat, When the Clock Strikes Thirteen, Unbound Box, Milk & Cookies & Handcuffs, Holidays in Hell, Corset Magazine: Sex Around the World Issue and Man vs. Machine: The Sex Toy Issue, Smut by the Sea Volume 2, Hell Whore Volume 2, Can’t Get Enough (upcoming, Cleis), Slave Girls (upcoming, Cleis), The Big Book of Submission (upcoming Cleis), Hungry for More (upcoming Cleis), Gratis II, Anything She Wants, Dirty Little Numbers, Kink-E magazine, Eternal Haunted Summer,  Coming Together: Girl on Girl, Shifters and Coming Together: Hungry for Love among others. She is the author of Lipstick(upcoming), Dinner Date, Tethered, Sigil Fire (coming from Ylva in June 2014), The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation.  She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies. When she isn’t writing, she loves to review music and books.

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Welcome to Ylva Publishing: Blythe Rippon


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Blythe Rippon photo Ylva Publishing is happy and proud to announce that Blythe Rippon has joined our team. Blythe is the author of Barring Complications , a wonderful romantic suspense novel, which we will be publishing in October 2014.

Here is what Barring Complications is about:

It’s an open secret that the newest justice on the Supreme Court is a lesbian. So when the Court decides to hear a case about gay marriage, Justice Victoria Willoughby must navigate the press, sway at least one of her conservative colleagues, and concover_barring-complicationsfront her own fraught feelings about coming out. ­­

Just when she decides she’s up to the challenge,­­ she learns that the very brilliant, very out  Genevieve Fornier will be lead counsel on the case.

Genevieve isn’t sure which is causing her more sleepless nights: the prospect of losing the case, or the thought of who will be sitting on the bench when…

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Love Is Not a Romance Novel…Video trailer for this Romantic Novella by Rhavensfyre


Rhavensfyre: Award winning author of lesbian fiction

This trailer is beautiful to watch…

It’s for our Romantic Novella, Love Is Not a Romance Novel (it can be but we won’t tell) which is the sequel to the incredibly popular Life Is Not a Country Song.

It’s a great read, sweet and sensual…and I think anyone with a love for great women, horses, and a cute dog will fall in love with this story!

We have it on sale this week on Amazon this week at $1.99 for your reading pleasure.

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Why? by Andrea Bramhall


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cover image Nightingale Woo! Happy Sunday morning, everybody! The fabulous Andrea Bramhall stopped by to talk about her latest release, Nightengale , available now from Bold Strokes Books .

Want to learn more about Andrea (because you totally should)? Check her her website HERE. Be her friend on facebook HERE. And buy her books HERE.

As a special bonus, Andrea is giving away a copy of Nightingale here at Women and Words. The winner can choose between a signed paperback or an ebook. Leave a comment below to enter the drawing!

by Andrea Bramhall

That seems to be the general question when I talk to anyone about Nightingale. Why write a story like this? Why write about a Muslim girl falling in love with a white girl? Why do I think I’m qualified to write this story when I’m not Muslim and haven’t been in a relationship with a…

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Ladysmith is coming out June 1st…here is what it is all about!


Rhavensfyre: Award winning author of lesbian fiction


When day and night meet
at the forge of souls,
the midnight sun will
bring mixed blessings.
The one who is two,
shall lose and gain
a crown.
One will be given
their hearts desire,
while another
shall be torn asunder.

There is a saying among the old ones, “If you dream of a mare, a MacLeod is sure to be near.”
Rohanna MacLeod grew up listening to her grandmother’s stories of her family and the old country, the myths and legends of the Fae becoming dearer to her with each loss in her young life.
True to her family name, Rohanna carries the MacLeod gift with horses. With single minded determination, she denies herself everything else that life offers in order to keep what is hers, to keep and preserve the family farm from an abusive stepmother she abhors.
Everything changes when she runs into trouble…

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