It seems I am woefully awful at updating. I’d like to say that I spent the time when I should have been updating writing new stories, but that’s not entirely true either. I spent most of it cooking, running, reading some seriously good stories, futzing around on the web. Oh, and moving back to Australia.
I have been writing though (of course), and I have some rather wonderful acceptances to prove it.
My story “Discovering Donnie”, which is a rather tender love story, will be included in “Girl Crush: Women’s Erotic Fantasies” edited by R. Gay and published by Cleis on 1 June 2010. The table of contents for this book looks rather wonderful. I’ll be sharing between the covers with Rachel Kramer Bussel, Shanna Germain, Teresa Lamai, R. Gay and others.
Then “A Story About Sarah” is coming in “Lesbian Lust: Erotic Stories” edited by Sacchi Green and published by Cleis on 1 August 2010.
This is one of my favorite stories of late – a tale set in a mining camp in Western Australia, full of red dirt and sunshine.
A couple of reprints: “What If?” is being reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Threesomes and Moresomes . This is a tale of wishful thinking… Or is it? That anthology comes out in October from Running Press.
Then one that’s already out: Best Lesbian Romance 2010. Radclyffe edited this anthology from Cleis, and it includes my story “Five”. I’m going to be rather boastful and quote part of this review from Three Dollar Bill Reviews.
Some of the stories deal with the abject heartbreak and devastation when a relationship ends, and how fate often provides a chance for new happiness when it’s least expected. “Five” by Cheyenne Blue is a stunning tale of Tess who is nursing a broken heart after her partner of five years moves out. A girl at the local bagel shop, and changes connected to the number five, help Tess begin the healing process. This story captures so vividly that sense of being lost when a relationship ends, what the other person takes when they leave, and how it’s necessary to reshape what is left behind in order to move on.
And finally, “Wing Walker”, which was first published in Rachel Kramer Bussel’s The Mile High Club: Plane Sex Stories will be reprinted in Maxim Jakubowski’s “Mammoth Best New Erotica Vol 11. At least, I think it’s volume 11; I admit to losing count.
As to “Wing Walker”, here’s an except from a review of “The Mile High Club: Plane Sex Stories” from Erotica Revealed which sums it up pretty well.
“Wing Walker” by Cheyenne Blue is the most original story in the anthology. The biplane pilot from an aerial show tells his wing walker that he’s going to find her a lover. She laughs off the offer, and as months pass, he doesn’t follow through—until he does. On a practice flight meant to test the newcomer’s skills out on the wing, he shows her that he has moves she’d never imagined. This may be a flight of fancy, but it’s a good one.
Until next time.