Anna Ferrara is a mostly-closeted lesbian who never found the courage nor desire to discuss her authentic self with the non-lesbians around her. In 2017, she decided to try out self-expression for a change and published her first lesbian romance novel, Snow White and Her Queen. Doing so felt so cathartic, she wrote and published another novel, The Woman Who Made Me Feel Strange, in the same year. She now has three books out and more on the way. You can find out more about Anna and her books at annaferrarabooks.com
Snow White and her Queen
Before there was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, there was another story some preferred not to tell.
“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who in this land is fairest of all?”
“You, my Queen, are fairest of all,” the Princess had said, unravelling a nightmare of obsession and forbidden desire.
At an apple orchard in the dead of the night, Queen Katherine runs into her reclusive stepdaughter for the first time in 17 years. Surprised by her ravishing beauty and unconventional boldness, she pursues a friendship, only to find herself inescapably captivated by the Princess’ charm and wanting more.
“The Princess is a thousand times fairer than me,” she concludes in an inexplainable fever of despair that shocks her servants as much as it does herself.
But at a time when romance between women is unthinkable, the Queen has to put on all the pretence she can muster to keep her horrible secret from both her powerful husband and the smitten huntsman trying to win her heart.
To make matters worse, seven peasants and a handsome Prince threaten to snatch the Princess’ affections and take her away from the castle for good.
The Queen has to decide once and for all what to do about her strange feelings for the Princess, before she misses her chance.
This intimate retelling of the popular Grimms’ fairy tale will change your understanding of the wicked Queen’s infamous jealousy forever.
The Woman Who Made Me Feel Strange
(Those Strange Women Book 1)
A psychological mystery full of clues hidden in plain sight. Can you figure out what’s really happening to the lesbian protagonist before the novel ends?
In 2030, Lane Thompson, a ‘nobody’, sat on the edge of a rooftop in New York and smoked a cigarette. Moments after, her body was found on the concrete fifty floors below, broken and soaking in blood.
Three years later, Lane wakes up at the Wonderdrug Psychiatric Centre, fully recovered. Her doctor doesn’t allow her to leave because she doesn’t remember wanting to kill herself and she doesn’t even mind because she thinks living at the Centre for free is way better than struggling financially on the outside.
Her plan to stay on forever is thwarted by Paul, a woman and fellow patient, who manipulates her into leaving. Paul insists the Centre is not what it pretends to be and drags Lane through the underbelly of New York as she tries to prove that they are so much more than mere ‘nobodies’.
What Lane soon discovers about herself and the woman she last loved dearly—movie star, Arden Villeneuve—makes her question everything she thought was true.
Problem is, how do you find out what’s really going on when you can’t trust anything anybody says?
Those Strange Women is a series of six books about the lives of six ‘unusual’ women over nine decades. Amidst changing attitudes towards women and homosexuality, the women grow, adapt and find their own ways of existing in a world in which they don’t quite belong. A few of them learn to love but most learn to hate; a few of them fail to thrive but most survive and develop a taste for revenge.
The Woman Who Pretended To Love Men
(Those Strange Women Book 2)
In 1999, Fleur de Roller walked into a tea house in Hong Kong and introduced herself to Milla Milone, daughter of a New York mob boss. Sparks flew.
Despite the obvious chemistry, Fleur repeatedly denies having any feelings for Milla because she has secrets—another identity and a job she can’t talk about—that might get her into big trouble if the possibly dangerous younger woman ever found out.
Trouble comes anyway when the frustrated Milla moves on, starts dating other women, and leaves Fleur all by herself amidst a fervour of loss and wanting.
Fleur has to decide if the career she worked so hard to establish is worth the lies she has to put on to get ahead or if the ‘alternative lifestyle’ she read so many negative things about is worth giving up her well-paying job for.
She also has to decide if Milla is safe to love because Milla seems to be hiding a whole assortment of secrets of her own.