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Unstilled Voices

For decades, Audrey and Marni have been a loving couple, their happiness marred only by the hostility of Audrey’s son, Richard. When Audrey is rendered silent by a stroke and unable to assert her wishes, Richard assumes power of attorney...

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1974. The Osmonds, space hoppers and climbing trees, all grounded in the ultimate belief that life was perfect. Childhood filled with tomorrows and a friendship built to endure anything. Or was it? Lou Turner loves Ashley Richards. Always...

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Mama Knows

At thirty-five, Rue is settled in her life. She lives at home so she can look after her aging mother, works as a farmhand, and scores with more ladies than the cowboys she hangs with. Why would she search for a place of her own, a...

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The Midnight Couch

At 30, Paula, a technician at a radio station, feels a bit ridiculous for having a big crush on Dr. Christine Graham, host of the late-night radio show The Midnight Couch. Every night when midnight approaches, she vows that this will be...

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Best of Bad Choices

Erica and Nicky, two homeless teenagers, are searching for a safe place to spend their last night together. Erica knows that Nicky can’t stay with her on the streets any longer. But she also knows that Nicky will be subjected to a gay...

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The Gift

On Christmas morning, Paige finds a mysterious gift for her wife under the tree. The card says it’s from Paige, but she has no recollection of buying it. Even more curious—strange noises are coming from other rooms in the house....

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Upcoming Releases

The Miracle of the Lights

When her girlfriend, Tova, leaves their upstate New York Hasidic community to avoid an arranged marriage, eighteen-year-old Chava goes in search of her among the hundreds of homeless LGBTQ youth in New York City.  Once there, she faces...

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Love Times Two: A Double Dose of Romance for Valentine’s Day

Two short stories, “V-Day 1978” by Cindy Rizzo and “Pistachio Heat” by Nikki Busch, provide you with a double dose of romance for Valentine’s Day and for every other day of the year.   Pistachio Heat Miri Rahimi is dreading...

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Good enough to eat by Alison Grey & Jae
Good Enough to Eat

Robin’s New Year’s resolution to change her eating habits is as unusual as she is. Unlike millions of other women, she isn’t tempted by chocolate or junk food. She’s a vampire, determined to fight her craving for a pint of O...

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Turning for Home

Like her mother before her, Jules Calhoon couldn’t wait to escape her small Ohio town. Unlike her mother, though, Jules couldn’t disappear forever. When she’s called back for her grandfather’s funeral, the visit unleashes a flood...

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Goal Setting for Writers

Writing a book is on the bucket list of millions of people worldwide, but very few actually finish their book or manage to fulfill other writing dreams such as making a living as a writer.   Many writers fail because they don’t know...

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The Caphenon

On a summer night like any other, an emergency call sounds in the quarters of Andira Tal, Lancer of Alsea. The news is shocking: not only is there other intelligent life in the universe, but it’s landing on the planet right...

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Recent Blog Posts

New York Writer Dykes Reading on Thursday January 29 at 7pm

  Five lesbian authors whose published work spans the range of romance, paranormal, general fiction and crime noir will be reading in New York City at the newly relocated Bureau of General Services-Queer Division Bookstore, which is now operating inside the NYC LGBT Community Services Center...

Welcome: G Benson

There are no guarantees in life. This is something people often say, but sometimes that often-repeated maxim can’t be truly understood until life pulls the rug out from under you. Anna, the protagonist of All the little Moments, a new novel Ylva will be publishing in 2015 by Australian author G...

Now available: “Beginnings” by L.T. Smith

We’re starting the year off with the revised version of Beginnings by L.T. Smith. Her bestseller is now – for the very first time – available as ebook. Beginnings is lesbian fiction at its best: there’s friendship, drama, laughter, and love. And this romantic story is set...

Welcome: Lee Winter

One of the unmitigated joys of reading fiction is that a good story can immerse you so totally into an unfamiliar setting, you would never otherwise get a chance to see it so close up and personal. Here at Ylva, we love when a manuscript like that comes across our desks. The Red Files, by...