{Lesbian Book} Authors Lyn Galli, K.E. Lane, Lori L. Lake, and Susan X Meagher: I’m a reading maniac!

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Thanks to my wonderful imouto Nakayo over at Yasashii Sekai, an anime and yuri blog, I’ve been reading lesbian books like a woman on crack. I would steal almost every spare minute I have whether it be standing in line, waiting for the light to turn green, or reading right before bed. Should I still be thanking her then? I managed to read my first lesbian novel back in 2009 by Lyn Galli called “Wasted Heart”. I found it a very good relaxing read. My favorite book so far is Lyn Galli’s “Uncommon Emotions”. Probably because I can relate a bit more to the characters and the relationship between the two women is something I hope for one day.

{warning spoilers} At the moment, I’m reading the 26 book series “I Found My Heart in San Francisco” by Susan X Meagher. This book is slowly growing on me. It follows the lives of two women, Jamie and Ryan, and how they go about building their relationship and lives together. Various issues surrounding a lesbian couple emerge and almost takes you on a journey of what it’s really like being a lesbian couple amidst society. You can tell the series began somewhere in the early 90s when pagers were still around and Prop 8 wasn’t a hot topic.

The first book in the series, “Awakenings”, is about a woman, Jamie, who finally figures out her own sexuality. She always felt different from other girls, held out giving our her virginity to just any guy, has issues with her fiance and ends up falling in love with her lesbian best friend. This book made me think about why it is I prefer women over men. In Lyn Galli’s book, “Uncommon Emotions”, Joslyn is accidentally kissed by another woman in a case of mistaken identity. Something awakenings in Joslyn that suddenly causes her to feel an attraction to women. The same thing with Jamie…well having a hot lesbian best friend who would do anything for you could have been her awakening…it wasn’t until Jamie began coming into physical contact on top of the emotional contact that she became highly attracted to another woman.

So my question is, would these two women continue to be straight if they never crossed paths with other lesbians?

I’ve asked myself the same question. I joke around with one of my close friend’s who was my first and now my ex that she totally f-ed me up. She says it’s the other way around but she knows she’s always been a lesbian. I think that attraction comes in different levels like love. When I was a teenager I was attracted to cute guys that played sports and were popular in school. After kissing and other things, I was always attracted to guys but on a different level because I knew what it felt like. Being with a guy satisfied that physical need. I was however subtly attracted to women where I would think someone is beautiful and looked good but I would never think about dating or sleeping with her. Not until I slept with my best friend from high school when we moved in together during college. I honestly don’t think I would have thought about how wonderful it is to date a woman and probably continue to date men. Because I’m able to connect with women on such a deep emotional level, the level of intimacy grows exponentially.

Read about my “Awakening” story HERE.

So if you’re looking for a good read, check out these novels. The top 3 are worth checking out.

  1. Uncommon Emotions – Lyn Galli (When you begin having feelings for another woman)
  2. And Playing the Role of Herself – K.E. Lane (The sparks of flirtation are high!)
  3. I Found My Heart in San Francisco (Series) – K.E.Lane (In-depth stories the ups and downs of a female relationship;coming out to family, dealing with society when openly gay, etc..)
  4. Imagining Reality – Lyn Galli (When friends become more than friends)
  5. Wasted Heart – Lyn Galli (Why falling in love with someone that is taken is a “wasted heart”.)
  6. Like Lovers Do – Lori L. Lake (this book was just ok. I found myself skipping many parts because a large chunk of the middle of the story are about side characters.)

If you have a favorite lesbian book you would like to recommend, please do so!

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{Music} Like a Star – Corrine Baily Rae: A gentle love song to slow you down…

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I’m in the mood for something slow and sweet. Like a star is the first song that came into my mind. It’s romantic and cheesy-just the order to help soothe my soul when I’m feeling ill on this sunless, rainy day. If I didn’t have so much work to do, I would have taken the whole day off. I’ll feel better after a couple hours of rest.

Cheers to it being a Friday!

Lyrics:
Just like a star across my sky,
Just like an angel off the page,
You have appeared to my life,
Feel like I’ll never be the same,
Just like a song in my heart,
Just like oil on my hands,
Honour to love you

Still I wonder why it is,
I don’t argue like this,
With anyone but you,
We do it all the time,
Blowing out my mind,

You’ve got this look I can’t describe,
You make me feel like I’m alive,
When everything else is au fait,
Without a doubt you’re on my side,
Heaven has been away too long,
Can’t find the words to write this song,
Oh…
Your love,

Still I wonder why it is,
I don’t argue like this,
With anyone but you,
We do it all the time,
Blowing out my mind,

Now I have come to understand,
The way it is,
It’s not a secret anymore,
’cause we’ve been through that before,
From tonight I know that you’re the only one,
I’ve been confused and in the dark,
Now I understand,

I wonder why it is,
I don’t argue like this,
With anyone but you,
I wonder why it is,
I wont let my guard down,
For anyone but you
We do it all the time,
Blowing out my mind,

Just like a star across my sky,
Just like an angel off the page,
You have appeared to my life,
Feel like I’ll never be the same,
Just like a song in my heart,
Just like oil on my hands

{Web Series} New Reality Show “Lez Be Proud” – I am loving it so far and 6 reasons why I’m watching!

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“Lez Be Proud” is a fairly new web reality series about lesbian couples Dawn with Debbie and Kristie with Lauren. The series already completed episode 3 and reminds me a lot of the first season of The Real L Word. Episode 1 is an introductory episode where you hear the stories of how each couple met one another.

Reasons why I’m watching?
1. Fight for Equality issue in Episode 1. So many service men and women fight for our country or live in the unending service to help others yet do not have the same rights as straight couples. Your partner should be your family.
2. One couple has children. For me, that is an important and sensitive issue many people face and need support with.
3. White tank tops
4. Eye Candy
5. We all want that “special” someone in our lives whether we already have her or are looking for her.
6. Seeing two women in love tugs on my heart strings.

Watch all the episodes at the official Lez Be Proud Site.
Also, many thanks to my ultimate source of lesbian news AE for providing a great post about this series.

Are you watching yet?!  What did you think about episode 1?

{Music Monday} “Today My Life Begins” – Bruno Mars: Why does this happy song make me want to cry?

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Ever felt happiness so overwhelming it made you cry? I can imagine hearing this song playing for someone who endured a tremendous amount of hardship and finally overcame it. What is the hardest thing you have had to go through? Ever lose someone close to you? Feel like your life has no purpose or no one cares about you? That you could never be loved by anyone? Break up with someone you still love with all your heart? In love with someone who will not love you back?

I can honestly say yes to every question I asked above. At different points in my life I felt that way, experienced loved ones dying and best friends moving.

These are all things we do not have or no longer have. Sometimes we fail to see the things we do have when we’re so distraught over that emptiness we feel inside. Now is the only time we have. Not yesterday or tomorrow….now. Don’t expect someone to love you if you do not first love yourself.

So what are you waiting for? Now is already here. Rewire your brain, get what needs to get done and follow your heart. Find your passion and hold on to it. You can still have a career and have your passion. I’ll write in anther post a few of things I am passionate about. “I will break these chains that bind me. Leave the past behind me. Today my life begins.” When it comes to love sometimes you have to reach out and grab it.

Do you have a song that lift you up? Please share in the comment box below. :) I’d love to hear from you!

Have an incredible day! Love, Sapphire

Lyrics:
I’ve been working hard so long
Seems like pain has been my only friend
My fragile heart’s been done so wrong
I wondered if I’d ever heal again

Ohh just like all the seasons never stay the same
All around me I can feel a change (ohh)

I will break these chains that bind me, happiness will find me
Leave the past behind me, today my life begins
A whole new world is waithing it’s mine for the taking
I know I can make it today my life begins

Yesterday has come and gone
And I’ve learn how to leave it where it is
And I see that I was wrong
For ever doubting I could win

Ohh just like all the seasons never stay the same
All around me I can feel a change (ohh)

I will break these chains that bind me happiness will find me
Leave that past behind me today my life begins
A whole new world is waiting its mine for the taking
I know I can make it today my life begins

Life’s to short to have regrets
So I’m learning now to leave it in the past and try to forget
Only have one life to live
So you better make the best of it

I will break these chains that bind me happiness will find me
Leave the past behind me today my life begins
A whole new world is waiting its mine for the taking
I know I can make it today my life begins

I will break these chains that bind me happiness will find me
Leave the past behind me today my life begins
A whole new world is waiting its mine for the taking
I know I can make it today my life begins