As their friendship blossoms into a passionate secret romance, Caroline finds the greatest happiness she has ever known. But will Grace's involvement in the upcoming Easter Rising in Dublin prevent the possibility of a future together?
In this provocative lesbian historical romance, Caroline grows from a solitary young girl mourning the death of her brother in World War I to an adventurous young woman accepting and embracing her unconventional nature—but is she ultimately prepared to take the risk to be at her lover's side in a time of danger?
Keywords: lesbian, lesbian romance, LGBT, LGBT historical, gay, bisexual, Irish history, servants, World War 1, Dublin, Easter Rising
But it's on their final nocturnal train trip back to Florence that they go beyond friendship into an act of bold sexual experimentation...
This 3,400-word short story was first published in the Cleis Press anthology Hot Ticket: Tales of Lesbians, Sex, and Travel.
Keywords: Florence, Italy, lesbian fiction, students, first time, travel literature, tuscany, female friendship, short story, friends with benefits, sexual experimentation
Where does friendship stop and love begin?
At just 19, Kendall Bettencourt is Hollywood's hottest young starlet, with the world at her feet, but behind the glamour and designer dresses is a girl who longs for normal.
Payton Taylor is Kendall's best friend since childhood, and the one person who reminds her of who she really is , her refuge from the craziness of celebrity life.
With her career taking off, Kendall moves Payton to LA to help keep her sane. But Payton is hiding a secret that could make everything ten times worse. Because to her, Kendall is more than a best friend, she is the only girl that she has ever loved.
Just as they need each other more than ever, they'll have to answer the question of where friendship stops and love begins? And find out whether the feelings they have can survive the mounting pressure of fame
The Gravity Between Us is a daring, romantic, emotional story about friendship, love, and finding the courage to be yourself in a crazy world.
Praise for The Gravity Between Us
'The characters here are so likeable that I was desperate for them to get together, but it's clear to see why they were hesitant about taking such a major step after being friends for so long. Speaking of likeable characters, there's a wonderful supporting cast, and it's really interesting to read a novel with so many well-drawn and sympathetic people in it. The tension - and there's plenty of it - comes from the balance between the pair's feelings for each other and the challenges Kendall faces, especially, as an A list celebrity trying to deal with the paparazzi and adoring fans I also thought the Hollywood setting was very well described and felt incredibly realistic. It's also got one of the best endings I've read for ages, which had me jumping to my feet I was so excited.
Overall, this is certainly the best New Adult book I've read. Massive recommendation for all.'BookBag
'The Gravity Between Us is a fantastic read--humorous, romantic and daring. Kristen's writing style is engaging and honest. In Payton and Kendall, she's succeeded in creating characters whom you care about instantly. And her portrayal of their relationship is beautifully rendered. I loved the Hollywood angle, the question of how one learns to deal with other people's reactions to same sex relationships and the idea of the zany game that is celebrity.
For me, The Gravity Between Us is a must-read new adult novel! I can't wait to read Kristen Zimmer's next book!' 5 Stars!Kimtalksbooks.com
'Tackling some hard subjects, this book was a wonderful foray into the world of the New Adult genre for me. It was a fast paced read for me because I found the characters so engaging. Because I liked the characters so much, I really wanted to see if they were going to end up together!' A Bookish Affair
'I hope this book calls to you the way it called to me. And if/when you do read it, I hope you laugh and get all sappy and emotional the way I did too.'SmiBookClub.com
When Dave encounters woozy young Aaron Andersen at a work event--openly gay, with a house of his own in SF's hip Bernal Heights neighborhood--he at first sees the 24-year-old techie as a harmless nerd and offers to drive him home. But Aaron soon has a seductive hold on Dave, and as the men's lives become more intertwined, Dave finds himself falling into an unexpected and passionate relationship, one that will require all his loyalty and commitment, and his faith in love.
Both men are damaged characters, and Dave really wants to be a good influence on Aaron. But as an old flame suddenly re-emerges from Dave’s past and new revelations about Aaron’s addictive tendencies raise doubts in Dave’s mind, can their life together on Elsie Street really work out?
Keywords: gay, gay for you, straight to gay, gay romance, LGBT, bisexual men, contemporary romance, monogamy, addiction, abuse, san francisco
Did you know that the amount of allowable food dyes in our diet has increased five times between 1955 and 2007? Food dyes have now been officially linked to hyperactivity in children with learning disabilities, but so far the FDA has not acted to warn consumers about their toxic effects, despite the urging of public health organizations. West also explores the recent ground-breaking Dutch study lead by researcher Lidy Peisser that proves once and for all that food dyes actually CAUSE ADHD symptoms in children and adults!
This helpful 1400-word piece, which includes a short bibliography, is geared both toward parents of young children AND to adults who suspect they might have ADHD and want to clean up their diet.
KEYWORDS: ADHD, ADD, food dyes, FDA, allergies, toxic side effects, Allura Red, natural remedies ADD, hyperactivity