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Photo of Amy and Spencer, courtesy of Amy Roost.

New Normal

Some mornings when I wake, it takes a few seconds before I remember what happened and how I arrived to the world I’m living in now. Once I do remember, I stare at the ceiling and reist getting out of bed. Read...
Laura Bogart's Don't You Know I Love You

Don't You Know I Love You (An Excerpt)

Ravishly presents an excerpt from Laura Bogart's Don't You Know I Love You. Read...
Etched in Stone by Liv Arnold

Etched In Stone (An Exclusive Excerpt)

Ravishly presents an exclusive excerpt from Liv Arnold's Etched in Stone.  Read...
Deborah J. Cohan

Phone Calls: An Excerpt From Welcome To Wherever We Are

rauma shuffles, scrambles, and pulverizes story. Trauma dislocates, dislodges, and decimates voice. I think trauma also makes story and voice possible . . . eventually. Read...
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Rites Of Passage For Girls

Some Places Worth Leaving contains 13 short stories centering women and girls in precarious and sometimes life-threatening situations and their attempts to escape. Read...
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Excerpts From Best Women's Erotica Volume 5

In Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 5, award-winning editor Rachel Kramer Bussel takes readers on an outrageous journey into the world of female fantasy and desire. Read...
Violet McNeal (photo courtesy of Feral House)

Four White Horses And A Brass Band: An Excerpt

Violet McNeal ran away from her family’s rural Iowa farm in the early 1900s and fell under the spell of conman and patent medicine “doctor” Will Archimbauld who hooked her on opium and promises of fame and fortune. Read...
Helen behind the bar at the Sunflower Inn.

Good Time Party Girl: An Excerpt

This long-lost autobiography of a woman who lived life with no regrets from the 1880s to the 1960s offers a rare look into the colorful criminal underworld from New York to San Francisco. Read...