Live Chat With Fiona Zedde on April 13!

Want to chat with author Fiona Zedde?

Come online and join author, Fiona Zedde, as she talks about the creation of her newest novella, Nightshade, and this new (for her) type of fiction. Bring your own questions and bring friends!

The live chat will be hosted on April 13 from 8-10 p.m on Facebook.

To read Nightshade before the event, get it at or Barnes & Noble for your e-readers and check out the synopsis below:

Assassin, Bronwynne St. Just has a knack for finding trouble, usually in the form of a beautiful woman. After fulfilling a haunting contract on her sister’s childhood friend and former employee, she takes off for the Caribbean and business as usual; but danger waits for her in the most unexpected places.

With an endless appetite for luscious variety, Wynne courts danger and pleasure from all corners of the globe. But she must wrestle with her own demons as she trades kisses and blows with some of the deadliest women in the business. She’s been lucky in all her years in the game but will a young woman bent on revenge become her Achilles heel?

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Glover Lane Press Releases Groundbreaking Anthology, Tapestries of Faith: Black SGLBT Stories of Triumph, Family, Love & Healing

Glover Lane Press is proud to announce Tapestries of Faith: Black SGLBT Stories of Triumph, Family, Love & Healing, an anthology about the lives and stories of Black same gender loving bisexual and trans people.

Co-Editor of Tapestries of Faith, Ifalade Ta’Shia Asanti, says, “This will be one of the most important anthologies in the history of SGLBT. Jeffrey King gave us the vision for this book during a community gathering and charged me with the task of birthing this book into the world. I am honored to be among the gatekeepers for this project.”

Azaan Kamau, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of Glover Lane Press says, “This book is an important contribution to African-American history. Glover Lane Press is honored to be the publishing house to bring these stories to the world.”

Tapestries of Faith speaks to the often invisible contributions of African-American same gender loving bisexual and trans people to the Black power movement and the Black community at large and the richness of their cultural experiences and presence as a whole. A transformative tool for academic study and educational presentations, Tapestries of Faith will have four sections rarely explored in mainstream “gay” life.

Tapestries of Faith is filled with poetry, essays and prose that intends to sooth the heart and reawaken the spirit. Anthology contributors represent a wide range of artists ranging from journalists, photographers, performance artists, playwrights and more. Among them are the distinguished C. Jerome Woods, DRED, Claudia Moss, Queen Hollins, KAUTION, Ennis Jackson, Katrina Arango, Bey Celeste and many others.

Tapestries of Faith: Black SGLBT Stories of Triumph, Family, Love & Healing (Edited by Jeffrey King, Ifalade ta’Shia Asanti, Azaan Kamau) is available through Glover Lane Press website and on and through the co-editor’s web sites. Please visit for more information.

Paperback: 194 pages

Publisher: Glover Lane Press (June 21, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0615497632

ISBN-13: 978-0615497631

Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches

D. Alexandria is a 2011 Lambda Literary Finalist!

Congratulations to author D. Alexandria, whose debut was recently announced as a 2011 Lambda Literary Finalist. Her collection of hot stories, This is How We Do It, was nominated in the Lesbian Erotica category. Read the Sistahs on the Shelf review of her book here.

Winners will be announced May 26, 2011 in New York City. Please visit for the complete list of Lammy Finalists.

Let’s wish D. Alexandria the best of luck.

Author Kaution Presents First Ever Online Audio Soap Opera for the Urban LGBT Community

Kaution, author of Nothing Short of a Rainbow, has a new online soap opera in the works. Read a snippet of the press release to find out more.

Kaution Media Concepts’ brainchild of author/artist Kaution announced the new online soap opera series entitled Kaution presents…Konfessions in development and set for production in early April. The unique online soap series is one of several Kaution Media Concepts projects due to be released in 2010. Konfessions will be the first audio production in KMC’s audio catalog.

Audio soap operas is not a new concept but Konfessions will be the first of its kind in the history of audio dramas to be based and targeted to the urban LGBT community. Each episode will be 35 minutes in length with a new episode weekly, featuring music from various cast members as well as Spoken Word stanzas with contributions from other LGBT artists contributing helping to shape each episode.

Created by the author Kaution, gay lit fiction writer and written by Kaution and new creative partner GYFTED the two tell the tale of two record labels in the fictitious city known as Hillside owned by rival lesbians once friends now turned enemies and the people caught inadvertently in the middle.

With power struggles to control the music scene close to erupting in the city and old debts of revenge needing to be repaid, Hillside City’s many dark secrets with seeds that were planted twenty years in the past struggle to surface only to reveal years of lies and deceit that was buried but forgotten now ready to show itself in the light of day. The show’s characters will have friendships tested, loves destroyed, lies exposed and families torn into pieces as all the major players work towards their own personal agendas at any cost. Even the “good” guys are bad in this audio drama packed with twists in every episode.

The story asks one question, “Can you handle the truth?”

Cast in this drama packed audio series is LGBT notables, Yung Snazz, Elle Crawford, Aurora Jonez, I AM KING, Renair Amin, Young Doe, Lyndon Jones, Lester Greene, Sonya Toler, Kaution and the casts two hetros Garnet and J. McGregor.

With a diverse and talented cast of hiphop artists, stage performers, spoken word artists and writers the cast spans several age groups which tie seamlessly well together.

You can read more of the official press release for Kaution presents…Konfessions at this siteFor more information, please contact: 641-715-3900 Ext.85774

Samiya Bashir is a 2010 Lambda Literary Award Finalist

Congratulations are in order for Samiya Bashir, who is a finalist for a 2010 Lambda Literary Award. Her book, Gospel: Poems published by Red Bone Press, was recognized in the Lesbian Poetry category. Winners will be announced at the 22nd Annual Awards in New York on May 27. Let’s wish Bashir the best.

Two New E-Books from Cheril N. Clarke and Fiona Zedde!

Two of your favorite authors, Cheril N. Clarke and Fiona Zedde have new e-books out to tide us over until their next full-length novels. Both of these book can be purchased through and downloaded to your Kindle or any other electronic book reader, as well as on your PC. Clicking on each book will take you to to purchase.

Clarke’s Illusions of Love: Two Erotic Vignettes featuring Kenya is a return to the self-centered, self-indulgent Kenya from Intimate Chaos. The synopsis:

Imagine being able to do whatever you want whenever you want. Imagine living by your own rules, never feeling guilty and never apologizing for what you do. Imagine being so charming and smooth you effortlessly move in and out of your lovers’ lives and bank accounts, giving them the illusion of love and stability. Can you imagine, being cunning and charismatic yet cold and calculating?

Meet Kenya, Clarke’s firecracker character from Intimate Chaos and the lead in Illusions of Love: Two Erotic Vignettes. In addition to feverish passages of lesbian sex and seduction, we get to know Kenya for the chilling individual she really is: an emotional parasite with a stunning lack of conscience and voracious appetite for women.

Relax, read and revel in this bold new collection of stories from novelist, Cheril N. Clarke.

Zedde’s Kisses after Midnight is a collection of short stories. The synopsis:

The artist with a secret passion. An assassin on the hunt. A Jamaican exiled in snow. These are just a few of the women who come to life in this seductive collection of thirteen stories by novelist, Fiona Zedde.

Exploring themes of love, desire, liberation, and loss, these stories take the reader on a journey into the hearts and minds of unforgettable characters who linger long after the last page has turned.

If you read and enjoyed any of Fiona’s previous novels – Bliss, A Taste of Sin, Every Dark Desire, or Hungry for It – this is an anthology not to be missed.

Pick up both these books at

Sistahs is up for a Lezzy Award!

Sistahs on the Shelf is up for a 2009 Lezzy Award in the Entertainment/Culture category from The Lesbian Lifestyle website.  Sistahs needs your nominations, and you can do that by clicking the banner above. Only the top 3 nominated blogs will move on to compete for the winner of this category. You can make one nomination every 24 hours, and be sure to check your email to click on the confirmation link listed there.

It was an honor to be considered, so any support to Sistahs is appreciated. For more information about the The Lezzies visit