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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, and check out this Bay Area Reporter article on our new Publisher, Brenda Knight!
Violet Blue recomended three Cleis titles for the Manual for Civilization library at The Interval.
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:
|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]
Kissing is an art form and Violet Blue shows you every trick for the ultimate lip lock in this indispensable field guide, which includes a foreword by bestselling author William Cane. [more]
Bedded Bliss, a celebration of long-term, committed relationships, gathers real-life experiences, sensual fantasies, practical advice, a dash of humor, and a lot of sexy erotica. [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]
|Love Burns Bright|
Curated by award-winning editor Radclyffe, these stories of lesbian couples celebrating their lives and relationships are heartfelt and, best of all, sweetly sexy. [more]
|Partners in Passion|
Happily married partners in passion themselves, award-winning authors Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson provide readers with a fun, step-by-step manual to creating a lasting, loving and erotic relationship. [more]
This year, Cleis Press is proud to announce several of our LGBT titles are nominated for Lambda Literary Awards.
|Wild Girls, Wild Nights|
These are tales of wild women with dirty minds, untamed tongues and the occasional cuff or clamp. And they're all true! [more]
|Killer Wore Leather|
Detective Rebecca Feldblum must navigate a world of doms and subs, masters and mistresses, pups and trainers, leather, latex and lingerie, to discover who murdered the late Mack Steel, winner of the previous year's Mr. Global Leather contest. [more]
Read the newest erotica from the top authors and editors in the business.
|Women with Handcuffs|
If you love powerful women in crisply pressed blue uniforms, then this collection of lesbian cop erotica will have you cuffed! [more]
Twisted is a taut anthology by award-winning editor Tyler, who has found stellar writing with kink at the core. [more]
|Lust in Latex|
Rubber, latex and PVC all cling to the skin and have the power to make their wearers feel sleek, sexy and aroused. Find out why everything, from flirting to spanking to going all the way, is better in latex. [more]
All aboard for a round-trip ticket to a really good time! Award-winning editor Rachel Kramer Bussel takes you under her wing with a full exploration of in-flight fantasies in Flying High. [more]
Five-Star Romance Reading from
"Happy Endings" in Every Sense
USA Today bestselling author Delilah Devlin takes you back to the ranch with stories of rugged romantics, rough riders, and rope wranglers sure to satisfy your desire for a real man. [more]
|Best Gay Romance 2014|
The best part of romance is what might happen next...that pivotal moment where we stop and realize, This is wonderful. [more]
Sexy Librarian and bestselling audio book narrator Rose Caraway reads erotic stories in The Big Book of Orgasms now available on Audible.com! Best Women's Erotica 2014 is our fastest selling audiobook ever!
And don't miss these new audio books, which are available on Amazon.com and Audible.com!
Best Gay Romance 2013, Can't Help the Way that I Feel, The Harder She Comes, Best Erotic Romance 2013, Kissing, Under Her Thumb, Steam Bath, and Voracious.
For half the price of a fancy latte, you can get a Cleis ebook delivered straight to your kindle. Browse through our current specials, starting at $0.99, and find sex guides, memoir, erotica, BDSM literature, and more.
Cleis Press and Viva Editions is seeking editorial and marketing interns to help our dynamic publishing team. Interested? Find our application guidelines here.
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