Lesbian Cops – Blog Tour!

Sacchi Green’s newest anthology, Lesbian Cops, hits bookstores April first. In celebration, she’s hosting a blog tour, and since I have a story included in the book, I’m participating. Come check it out! Here’s the hookup:

April 1  JL Merrow

April 2  Jove Belle

April 3  Delilah Devlin

April 4  R. G. Emanuelle

April 5  Andrea Dale

April 6  Kenzie Matthews

April 7  Ily Goyanes

April 8  Cheyenne Blue

April 9  Evan Mora

April 10 J.N. Gallagher

April 11  Liz Coldwell

April 12  Teresa Noelle Roberts

April 13 Lynn Mixon

April 14 RV Raiment

Introduction

What is it about lesbian cops that pushes all the right buttons (and some of the deliciously transgressive wrong ones?) It’s not just the uniform, with handcuffs and weapons, or the confidence, authority, and sense of danger. The intrinsic appeal of women taking on roles that have traditionally been seen as hyper-masculine is part of it, of course. To hold their own they need to be hyper-strong, in body, mind, and strength of will. That’s intensely sexy, for me, at least, and if you’ve read this far I suspect it is for you too.

But there’s something more as well, an irresistible force that these writers have channeled into fiercely erotic stories of policewomen in or out of uniform, on patrol or undercover, in charge or in need of healing, on the case or under the sheets.

The action can be gut-level tough, as in Jove Belle’s ”Hollis” where anti-terrorism boot camp surges over the edge into BDSM; or heart-wrenching, as in Evan Mora’s “A Cop’s Wife,” when death threats give a keen edge to the need for life-affirming sex; or quirky as well as steamy when Teresa Noelle Roberts’s cop finds a way to maintain respect for her own “Dress Uniform” while indulging her anime-girl lover’s cos-play kink.

The settings vary, as well, affecting the mood and feel of each piece. Delilah Devlin’s cops play their “Only Game in Town” in a southern city that’s small without being entirely small-minded. Kenzie Mathews’s Alaskan village is a natural place for the mythic “Raven Brings the Light”.  JL Merrow heats up a British town during one “Blazing June”, and Cheyenne Blue goes Down Under to an Australian rain forest for “How Does Your Garden Grow.”

J.N. Gallagher’s “Officer Birch” inspires undying passion in a Midwestern high school; Terry Mixon’s witness protection marshal finds (and gives) a “Healing Hand” in an unidentified (of course) mountain location; Andrea Dale’s “Charity and Splendor” merge in a nice family neighborhood; and Elizabeth Coldwell’s handcuffed stripper in “Torn off a Strip” meets her match on a suburban porch. Sacchi Green’s state-trooper-turned-bodyguard just keeps “Riding the Rails” from Vermont to D.C., with special attention to the roomy handicapped restroom.

Urban scenes range from R.G. Emanuelle’s sweet and spicy “Cop at My Door” and Ily Goyanes’s “Undercover” hooker who’s way in over her head in Miami, to R V Raiment’s gritty (and lyrical) “Chapel Street Blue” and Annabeth Leong’s searing, stirring, and ultimately redeeming “A Prayer before Bed.”

The characters, of course, are the real heart and strength of any story. I’m not easily impressed, but these writers did the trick; they walked the fine line between fantasy and believability without ever slipping into caricature, and gave us fully rounded people, explicit, uncompromising eroticism, and their own sizzling visions of the complexity and depth, the strength and vulnerability, and above all the commanding, overwhelming sex appeal of Lesbian Cops.

They’ve definitely made me resolve to support my local policewomen.

Sacchi Green

Amherst, Massachusetts

Table of Contents

Hollis  Jove Bell

Only Game in Town  Delilah Devlin

Dress Uniform  Teresa Noelle Roberts

A Cop’s Wife  Evan Mora

Charity and Splendor  Andrea Dale

Chapel Street Blue  R V Raiment

Cop at My Door  R. G. Emanuelle

Torn off a Strip  Elizabeth Coldwell

Officer Birch  J.N. Gallagher

Raven Brings the Light  Kenzie Mathews

Healing Hand Lynn Mixon

Undercover  Ily Goyanes

Riding the Rails  Sacchi Green

Blazing June  JL Merrow

A Prayer before Bed  Annabeth Leong

How Does Your Garden Grow  Cheyenne Blue

 

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