Every story of passion, disappointment, loss or fulfillment can be told from more than one viewpoint.
Some points are logical reasons, some are weapons of self-defence, some are pins to hold things together, and some are tools to scratch an unbearable itch. Let Sarah and Gavin, the characters in the title story, introduce you to the sharp edge of desire and the clash of points as two or more people become very well acquainted. Meet women who crave a man’s strong arms, men who find women mysterious but compelling, women who prefer women, and characters who can’t be confined to a single gender. Let them show you their hard points and their soft spots. If you watch carefully, maybe they’ll show you your own.
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Madeleine and Wilson held hands like teenagers as they floated down the stairs of the club to the street. Encounters like this never seemed to happen in River Bend. Madeleine almost expected the sounds of city traffic to coalesce into an instrumental number in the soundtrack of her life.
The artificial light of the subway now matched that of the street at night. Madeleine was reminded of vampires and gargoyles, nocturnal beings that never die but which can’t be seen in the light of day.
Wilson guided her into an almost-empty train. “Don’t sit,” she told her companion.
Madeleine looked at her, waiting for an explanation. Wilson wrapped a surprisingly strong arm around her waist and gave her a deep, passionate kiss that took her breath away. Wilson withdrew gently, smiling. “Do you trust me, Madeleine?”
It was a confusing question. “I—guess I do, or I wouldn’t be going home with you.” Madeleine hoped she didn’t seem as naïve as the most sheltered of her former students.
“Good. Hang onto the strap, not the pole. Wrap your jacket around your waist. You can do it.” With difficulty, Madeleine did as she was told and tied the sleeves of her cotton jacket in a knot. Riding the subway now seemed to her like standing upright in a rocking boat. Madeleine thought she would die of shame if she fell on her ass in front of an audience of strangers.
Wilson pressed her crotch against Madeleine’s behind and slid one hand up to cup one of her breasts. “Oh,” muttered the young woman, shifting in Wilson’s grip. She realized that her movements were only making things worse—or better.
“Now I’ve got you,” snickered Wilson into the heat of Madeleine’s hair. “Imagine I’m a predator that stalks juicy women in the subway.”
Madeleine glanced fearfully around. To her amazement, the other passengers seemed utterly indifferent to the scene in front of them. One young man seemed to be asleep, an older man had the blank stare of the blind, one woman read a book, and her girlfriend studied the signs on the walls of the train.
“Do you know why I stalk sexy women?” Wilson slid one hand, snakelike, around Madeleine’s hips and buttocks under her jacket. Her movements felt creepy but terribly stimulating. “Because I’m a monster that lives on pussy-juice. It’s very nutritious and if I don’t drink enough, I’ll die. How do you think I get it?”
“Jesus, Wilson,” whispered Madeleine, really alarmed. “There are people here.”
“They don’t care,” persisted Wilson in a low, gravelly voice. “No one will save you from me.” She held Madeleine’s waist while she unzipped the front zipper of her pants. “This would be easier if you wore a skirt,” she told her victim in an whisper. “But I can get you anyway.”
"Jean Roberta" once promised her parents not to use their unusual family name for her queer and erotic writing, and thus was born her thin-disguise pen name. She torments the young by teaching mandatory first-year English courses in a Canadian university, where she is also a consulting editor for the literary journal.
Jean immigrated to Canada from the United States as a teenager with her family. In her last year of high school, after two years of life in Canada, she won a major award in a national student writing contest. In 1988, a one-woman publisher in Montreal published a book of Jean’s lesbian stories, Secrets of the Invisible World. When the publisher went out of business, the book went out of print.
With encouragement from lesbian friends who wanted to see more explicit sex in her fiction, she began sending out her erotica in 1998. Since then, her diverse erotic stories have appeared in over eighty print anthologies, not including magazines and websites. Her stories have appeared in “best erotica” series such as Best Lesbian Erotica and Best Women’s Erotica.
Several of Jean’s stories have appeared in charity anthologies. On Valentine’s Day, 2010, her story “The Art of Communication” appeared in To Love and To Cherish, a lesbian marriage anthology published by Love You Divine to raise funds for the campaign for same-sex marriage in the United States.
“The Personal Is Political” (a future-history fantasy about the first lesbian prime minister of Canada and her legal wife, an unlikely but possible power couple), in Coming Together: With Pride (Phaze) was Jean’s first contribution to the “Coming Together” series of anthologies, which feature original erotic stories donated to raise funds for good causes.
Obsession, Jean’s collection of fourteen erotic stories in various genres and sexual orientations, is available in various formats from Eternal Press, an imprint of Damnation Press (seriously). Find it here.
Her fantasy stories include “Amanda and the Elf” in Merry XXXmas (Cleis Press, 2005), “Roots” (lesbian horror story featuring a carnivorous plant) in Monsters (Torquere Press, Halloween 2004) and three anthologies from Circlet Press, a publisher that specializes in erotic fantasy/science fiction: Best Erotic Fantasy and Science Fiction (2010), Best Fantastic Erotica (2008) and Like a Sword (2008).
Her stories about her alter ego, academic domme Dr. Athena Chalkdust, can be found in three volumes of Best Lesbian Erotica (2001, 2005, 2009) and Best S/M Erotica, Volume 3.
Jean is a staff reviewer for the monthly reviews site, “Erotica Revealed,” and for the lesbian site “Kissed by Venus” (www.kissedbyvenus.ca), edited by Alexandra Wolfe, where Jean’s opinion-piece column, “Stranger Than Fiction,” also appears. Her former columns include “Sex Is All Metaphors” (July 2008-November 2010) for the Erotic Readers and Writers Association.