I spent some time last week reviewing lesbian and gay fiction that’s available for the Kindle. In so doing, I discovered a writer, Suzie Carr, who’s made a name for herself publishing for the Kindle but who is now becoming an all around publishing success. Her latest book, Inner Secrets, is available in both print and electronic formats. It’s doing respectably well in print, better for the Kindle and it’s burning up the LGBT chart!
Carr, a self described bisexual who is happily married to a man, explains that she explores her Sapphic side through her writing. She gets a bit of help with the finer points from her (lesbian) editor T.A. Royce. I’d say they make a good publishing team!
This latest book hits just a little close to home for me. It’s premised on a destroyed straight marriage when a woman, Hope Steele, is unfaithful to her husband with another woman. Now, we all know that many of us in the lesbian portion of the LGBT community came to be here by similar routes to Hopes. I’m included in that group. Many of you will see a bit of yourselves here…I sure did.
Now, this isn’t a bisexual story. Hope is gay and she starts her story with that realization on page 1. As I said, Hope does many of the things that are traditionally expected of a woman. That sounds familiar to many of you, I’m sure. This book takes you on a journey with her that will make you feel all of her emotions, her highs, and her lows. You’ll work with her as she learns right from wrong and seeks both forgiveness and understanding.
If you’ve been there and done that, maybe you don’t want to do it again. Or maybe, like me, you just can’t resist the pull of another’s story, fiction or not…