Romance with Leather is H.H. Johanna’s controversial sequel to her lesbian romance novel, Romancing the Dream. In Romance with Leather, Romancing the Dream’s main characters, Lia Forrest and Jacqui St. John are challenged to rethink everything they thought they knew about lesbians and leather when they cross paths with Jacqui’s childhood friend, Athena Drake. Is there such a thing as matriarchal BDSM? You decide.
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“My name is Aesop! Once I was a slave. Now I am a free man. I have refreshments to sell and stories to tell. Stop for a momentand enjoy!” Bob Hartman uses all his skills as a storyteller to add humour, irony, action and clever dialogue to these new retellings of ten of Aesop's fables, which he has woven into an entertaining tale about a man who…
Jacqui’s friendship with Athena dates back to their days at summer camp. But Camp Linda is now in danger of being sold to developers by the Ember Girls, who can no longer afford to maintain the desirable waterfront property. In a bold move, Lia proposes to buy the camp, preserving it for the Ember Girls and using it as a conference and retreat center.
The first retreat under Lia’s leadership is a weekend work party for the lesbians of Kulshan, the small Pacific Northwest town of which Lia has been recently elected mayor. At the insistence of Lori Daly, a young, newly-out lesbian who has recently had her consciousness raised, the group agrees to a “womon-positive” gathering. But her politically-correct definition of “womon-positive” is badly shaken when leather dykes Athena Drake and Oriana Gay arrive to join them.
Through their developing friendships with the leather women, and a surprising older woman, the lesbians of Kulshan find themselves re-examining their own conceptions of power, control, consent, pleasure, and pain, in their sex lives and beyond. What they discover will change each of them forever.