Lesbian Authors Guild
Keira Michelle Telford
Keira Michelle Telford is an award-winning author with a love for the gruesome, the macabre, and the downright filthy. She writes dystopian science fiction, contemporary and historical erotic lesbian romance, and other lesbian fiction, with a particular focus on age-gap relationships. She typically publishes about six titles per year.
For a lot of seventeen-year-old girls, being sent to a same-sex boarding school would be a nightmare for one simple reason: No boys. But that’s really not a problem for sixth form student Rylie Harcourt. Instead, what might prove somewhat difficult to overcome is the school’s strict policy concerning on-campus relationships.
All sexual contact is expressly forbidden. Carnal pursuits are a distraction from learning, so says the Headmistress, and virtue is to be as highly regarded as education—if not higher. This harsh ban on expressions of love becomes especially problematic when Rylie meets her new French Housemistress, Vivienne Carriveau, and attraction sparks.
In a sexless environment, thirty-one-year-old Mademoiselle Carriveau is a magnet for the affections of her hormonal, adolescent students. Competition for her attention is fierce, and when it starts to become clear that Rylie’s burgeoning interest in her is reciprocated in equal measure, tension among the student body rises to a deadly level.
Cadence of My Heart
“She’d positively vibrated with the thought of being the one to break through that last vestige of childhood and bring her darling Cadence fully into womanhood. But at the same time, she hadn’t been able to overlook the magnitude of the responsibility. Hadn’t been able to overlook it, nor come to terms with it.”
Being sixteen years old and destined to marry the boy your mother picks out for you sucks. Being sixteen years old, gay, in love with your new nanny, and destined to marry the boy your mother picks out for you sucks worse—and it’s not so great for the nanny, either.
Thirty-three-year-old Marlee Meeks isn’t exactly sure how long she’s harbored romantic feelings for her young charge, Cadence Ashlock, but by the time they share their first forbidden kiss, she knows their lives have become dangerously entangled.
Hoar & Rime
“I knocked twice on the front door and waited, my heart pounding with an unprecedented intensity. Oddly, my hands were clammy. It was below freezing, but there was an inexplicable sheen of sweat on my palms. And there she was …”
In an effort to feel closer to her recently deceased father, an eighteen-year-old girl seeks out his young mistress, quickly developing an intense, obsessive interest in her.
The Ruin of Us
In preparation for marriage, sixteen-year-old Maddie is packed off to finishing school. She anticipates spending a dreary summer refining her knowledge of the great literary classics, improving her needlepoint, and learning how to paint. Instead, she receives an altogether more erotic education at the hands of Miss Camille, the school’s beautiful and enigmatic maîtress.
Evonnia & The Maiden
“Evonnia tiptoed nearer and a bolt of panic shot through her chest. The bundle of flesh was a woman. A naked woman. She was curled into the fetal position, her wrists lashed together and anchored to her waist. Was she hurt? Was she dead? She was warm to the touch. There was life in her still, though she appeared in a state of dormancy …”
When eighteen-year-old Evonnia rescues a beautiful woman she finds lying naked, unconscious, and bound with rope in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, she has no idea she’s setting free a seductive water nymph.
On May 1, 1947, a young woman named Evelyn Francis McHale leapt to her death from the Empire State Building’s 86th floor observation deck. Four minutes after she plummeted to Earth and landed atop a United Nations Assembly Cadillac parked curbside on West 33rd Street, an amateur photographer named Robert C. Wiles captured her final repose. The now iconic image, first published in Lifemagazine on May 12 of that year, is called ‘The Most Beautiful Suicide’ and it’s for this—for her beauty and unnerving serenity in death—that Evelyn McHale has become known. Yet there was a woman behind that photograph. A woman who served her country in the Women’s Army Corps during WWII. A woman who couldn’t find peace, no matter how hard she tried.
What follows is a factional account of her final years and tragic death.
In the fall of 1943, at the height of World War 2, twenty-year-old Evelyn McHale joins the Women’s Army Corps in an attempt to bring some sense of order and discipline to her life, but her plans unravel when she meets fellow enlisted woman Grace Pennetta and falls passionately in love.
Never Come to Rest
It’s 1913 and England is a country on the brink of great change. War is looming in Europe, the women’s suffrage movement is picking up steam, and the aristocracy is crumbling. Archaic Victorian ideals are slipping away. The modern age is dawning, but not all are ready for it.
Caught on the cusp of two opposing worlds—one of privilege and one of liberation—recently widowed Vera Mae, a lonely young baroness, embarks upon a scandalous romance with the eccentric, avant-garde suffragist artist she hires to paint her portrait. As their relationship intensifies, she embraces her social disgrace and prepares to take command of her own future. There’s just one thing standing in her way: the man who intends to marry her.
Quicunque vult: A forward girl, ready to oblige every man that shall ask her.
(Grose’s Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 1811)
A feisty Irish prostitute with a murky past finds herself stuck in London’s East End in the year of the Ripper.
Reeling from a series of bad choices and even worse luck, buxom redhead Mary Jane needs to quit her immoral life. She’s approaching thirty years of age, which means her best days are coming to an end, and she’s running out of time to better herself.
Ever cognizant of the narrowing window of opportunity before her, the openly sapphic and increasingly reluctant harlot sets her mind to escape from Whitechapel, her wishy-washy plans spurred on all the more when she meets Eva: an inexperienced young flower girl who falls keenly into her embrace and her bed.
Determined to shield the poorly educated and impecunious sixteen-year-old against the corrupting influence of men, and the desperate misery of poverty that drives so many naive slum girls to the streets, Mary Jane will do whatever it takes to preserve Eva’s innocence, and to keep the wolf from baying at their door. Even if it kills her.
***Contains graphic & explicit language, including (non-erotic) M/F sex and sexual violence***
This book is based on the lives of real people, although certain characters, events, and timelines have been created or changed for dramatic effect.
Poverty is rife in twenty-fourth century London, England. Crime rates are at an all-time high, and living conditions for many are bleak. Capital punishment and public hangings have been reinstated, and Magistrates, in their new role, are tasked with patrolling the streets to enforce arrest warrants and ‘terminate’ any civilians who attempt to evade justice -- which isn’t always a noble pursuit.
The laws are strict, illiberal, and unsympathetic. If you can’t afford to feed and clothe yourself, you’ll be sent to the workhouse. If you fall behind on your rent, you’ll be sent to debtors’ prison. If you’re gay, you’ll be hanged.
For Carmen Wild, the latter becomes a potentially deadly problem when the discovery of a murdered prostitute brings her back into the life of her first love -- the Madam of an East End cathouse -- and the illicit passions between them are swiftly reignited.
***Contains graphic & explicit language, including some M/F sexual violence***
(Prisonworld Trilogy, Vol 2)
Madam Emmeline MacKinsey isn’t an old tart. Sure, she runs the most lucrative cathouse in the East End, but she’s never spread her legs for money. In fact, the life she led before embarking upon her relatively new vocation as a procuress is a topic that remains largely out of bounds—much to the consternation of her young lover, Carmen.
Indeed, the more Carmen wants to know, the more evasive Emmeline becomes, and it’s not until the unheralded arrival of a past acquaintance threatens to rupture the thin divide between her old life and the one she’s taken such great care to build for herself that the secretive bawd is finally forced to confront the ramifications of her duplicity.
Even if that means losing Carmen.
Even if it means facing the rope.