These books are available through our FREE lending library at the Fresno LGBT Community Center. The Center is open Wed-Sat from Noon - 5PM and is located at 1055 N Van Ness Avenue Suite A, Fresno, CA 93728 559-325-4429
The Dragon's Lover - Written by Samantha Sabian
The Dragon’s Lover is the first in The Chronicles of Arianthem series by Samantha Sabian. While set in the Fantasy Erotica genre, the strong sense of mythology in this world is so intriguing that it helps not just make the book be a sexy romp with fantasy elements. As the book evolves and more is told about the varied races and the impending danger of the growing Hyr’rok’kin army it only serves to draw you in stronger to learn more. While only a short 164 pages, it is a book jammed packed with a fully realized world and enough action of balance the tastefully erotic scenes that fill the book. The Dragon’s Lover is a book hard to put down once you start and will definitely leave you dying for the next two books in the series to be out.
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From Privilege to PRIDE – Written by Candi Hood and Kristin Beasley
After almost two decades of marriage to men, three children each, and years of friendship between them, two best friends living in the most conservative region of California realized they were lesbians and in love with each other.
Having been raised Mormon, Candi married early and began having children right away. She was deeply entrenched in her religion when she met Kristin who was raised in Ventura, California, by permissive parents in a drug-infested environment where she spent more time at the beach surfing than she did attending school.
As they jumped head first into a romantic relationship, Kristin and Candi had to navigate their way through a myriad of unfamiliar emotions that came with this intense and passionate love affair. They had everything to lose as they risked not only their own relationship but that of their children and husbands as well.
This humorous and heart-wrenching story illustrates the difficulties of blending two families with six children along with the added complication of facing the homophobia and discrimination that comes from living openly as same-sex partners and parents. Having lived in both worlds, they clearly saw the distinct contrast between conforming to society’s expectations and going against the norm. In the midst of the Proposition 8 battle for marriage equality and after living nearly forty years with heterosexual privilege, Kristin and Candi sacrificed their basic civil rights in exchange for true love, but in their struggle to rebuild their lives, they created a new normal where they lived life on their own terms.
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