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Cleis Press publishes provocative, intelligent books across genres. Whether literary fiction, human rights, mystery, romance, erotica, LGBTQ studies, sex guides, pulp fiction, or memoir, you know that if it's outside the ordinary, it's Cleis Press. Read an interview with Cleis Press founders Felice Newman and Frédérique Delacoste.
Publisher Brenda Knight discusses the importance of LGBTQ literature on The Advocate.
In addition to our classic bestsellers The Whole Lesbian Sex Book, The Ultimate Guide to Fellatio, and Opening Up, among others, we have these major new releases:
|Men on the Make|
Shane Allison has persuaded a staggeringly sexy cast of 19 top authors to reveal stories of their own hook-ups, which prove truth is even sexier than fiction. [more]
At once entertaining and moving, Gaysia is a wild ride and a fascinating quest by a leading travel writer. See Indonesia, Thailand, China, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar and India as never before. [more]
|50 Shades of Kink|
Tristan Taormino lays out the best ways to make your fantasies into reality in 50 Shades of Kink, her newest primer to erotic exploration. [more]
|Never Say Never|
Bestselling author Alison Tyler has made it her life’s mission to demonstrate that uninhibited, exciting and highly imaginative sex goes down best with lovers who just happen to be long-term couples, too. [more]
Read the newest and best in erotica and erotic romance from Cleis Press.
Blurring lines between memoir and meta in The Delicious Torment, Tyler dares to expose in prose that pulsates off the page. [more]
Sensual, sweet and a little bit spicy, this collection of amorous stories is a romance treasure, filled with fun surprises and unusual twists. [more]
As gay marriage bells are finally ringing out around the world, bestselling editors Timothy J. Lambert and R. D. Cochrane celebrate with a collection of gay romance. [more]
|Stories of O|
Tale after tale of characters lost in the bliss of orgasmic perfection your mind (and especially your body) won’t soon forget. [more]
Alex Algren likes flash fiction, especially if it is about quickies. In Quick Sex she has curated a collection of delectable bon mots to quicken the pulse and give you ideas for your next lunch hour! [more]
See which Cleis Press titles are nominated for awards this year, and see a complete list of the awards we have won for 2014 and 2013, including six Indepdenent Publisher Awards, and a Lambda Literary Award for Wild Girls, Wild Nights.
Cleis Pres/Viva Editions was also named Publisher of the Year by ForeWord Reviews! The staff pose with their favorite books of the year.
Cleis Press award nominees
Cleis Press award winners
Five-Star Romance from
"Happy Endings" in Every Sense
Tempted Romance is a brand wew imprint dedicated to erotic romance, and will publish only the sweetest, smartest romance.
|Hungry for More|
Hungry For More combines rich and daring stories of our not-so-everyday contemporary lives. [more]
|Cover Him with Darkness|
What happens when an archangel banished from heaven falls in love with a very human woman?
Available November, 2014. [more]
This year, Cleis Press is proud to announce several of our titles are winners of awards.
|Dark Secret Love|
Winner of the 2013 IndieFab Honorable Mention in Romance. [more]
Dark Secret Love is a modern-day Story of O, a 9 1/2 Weeks-style journey fueled by lust, longing and the search for true love.
Read the newest erotica from the top authors and editors in the business.
Rough and ready, smooth and sultry, or quick and raw—however you like it, you’ll find it in Studs. [more]
|When She Was Good|
Studded with butch/femme, BDSM and vanilla-spiced desire, When She Was Good presents lesbian erotica as sweetly satisfying and intensely indelible as you ever imagined it could be. [more]
|Can't Get Enough|
Can’t Get Enough captures the intensity of those rapturous moments when passion takes over. [more]
|Bound for Trouble|
Alison Tyler, queen of flogging fiction, has taken exquisite pains to collect the very best BDSM stories for your reading pleasure. [more]
Rookie cops are irresistible—a bit wet behind the ears and oh-so-eager. Fresh out of the academy, the young police officers of Rookies are ready to learn the ropes. [more]
|Big Book of Submission|
Submission takes many forms in this collection of short-short stories, from taking a spanking, to being placed on display and other scenarios far beyond. [more]
In this fierce collection, Neil Plakcy brings us heart-pounding stories of men who put their lives on the line for love and duty. [more]
In Slave Girls, award-winning eroticist D. L. King pulls back the velvet curtain to reveal a world where every sexual fantasy is realized, a world driven by women devoted to their own desires and their dominants. [more]
In celebration of our 34th anniversary (we can’t believe it either!), we’re offering a summer steal: Buy any two of our books and get the third one absolutely free.
For half the price of a fancy latte, you can get a Cleis ebook delivered straight to your eReader. Browse through our current specials, starting at $2.99, and find sex guides, memoir, erotica, BDSM literature, and more.
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