"Love Burns Bright brings together erotic stories of lovers who have managed to keep the sexual pulse in their long-term lesbian relationships. Part erotica, part love story, the nineteen stories range in age, ethnicity, and style, but return to the oft-challenged notion that sexual thrall can live well into the latter years of a relationship."
"In these well-written stories, readers are treated to mature couples who have made their unions work. As more and more states recognize gay marriages, books that support and celebrate successful relationships are important to couples who are together for the long haul."
"Well-written, diverse, romantic and sexy, Love Burns Bright will heat up your winter."
"Love Burns Bright is an anthology packed full of deep love and even deeper passion. Expressed through every day life, it’s a celebration of the connection felt between lovers. Each story touches you, draws you into intimate moments and touches your heart."
"The stories here have stood the test of time."
Reviews by Amos Lassen
"Eminent lesbian romance author and editor Radclyffe curates a hot yet heartwarming collection of romantic and erotic scenarios focused on longtime lesbian couples, still in love and enjoying the kind of intimacy that comes from deep awareness of a partner's responses."
Praise for Best Lesbian Romance 2012:
"This is a collection to melt the hardest heart. ...All of these stories are real treasures." Kissed by Venus
"Packed with over two dozen utterly scintillating stories that will unlock your secret desires and whet your sexual appetite." Insight Out Book Club
"The collection does a good job capturing the dizzying sensation of falling in love, and Radclyffe’s curating does a nice job slowly raising the heat to a culminating sizzle." EDGE
"I really cannot think of anyone better suited to edit this collection of lesbian romantic short stories. Radclyffe has done a wonderful job of selecting the 17 stories that make up this anthology. Every kind of love is here and there is something for everyone and every taste." Amos Lassen
"In this sizzling new treasury, erotica maestro Radclyffe has assembled over two dozen titillating 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." Erotica Readers and Writers Association
Praise for Best Lesbian Romance 2009:
"These are exceptionally well-written and enjoyable stories which pique the readers' interest with great plots and well-drawn characters." The Midwest Book Review
"Spiciest set of lesbian romance stories to date!" Philadelphia Gay News
"A great read." Out Front Colorado
Lesbian Love and Desire
Love, passion, desire...the pleasure that begins with the thrill of the first date, the breathless anticipation of the first kiss, and the euphoric wonder of the first night of passion that only deepens as love grows. Curated by award-winning editor Radclyffe, these stories of lesbian couples celebrating their lives and relationships are heartfelt and, best of all, sweetly sexy.
Love doesn’t always start with a storybook beginningsometimes it takes a lifetime to findas in Rebekah Weatherspoon’s Forever Yours, Eileen.” Sometimes romance is just knowing when to seize the moment, as Suzy muses about her sometimes lover, but forever love, Darrell,” in Jay Lawrence’s tale.
Some things really do get better with time. Come discover the never-ending passion of lesbian desire in Love Burns Bright.
Kissing Kathy is like kissing her for the first time and the millionth time, new and yet familiar, fresh and yet filled with the memories of every kiss we’ve shared.”