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This section introduces authors to books long and short which feature romance with a difference. Quite a few but by no means all have a lesbian edge. The Petra Larson series in particular has a number of colourful characters who pop up repeatedly in a numbers of usually controvercial scenarios

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The Petra Larson Series

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What do you do when the stunningly beautiful woman you always dreamed about meeting becomes an enigma and shockingly turns out to have a dark inner core nobody other than those close to her could possibly have predicted. Jerry picks her up from a hotel room after she had been raped and brutally beaten – but why was she there? The shocking truth emerges and after she disappears, yet another secret comes to light; an opulent secret apartment her workday salary could never come close to affording. When she resurfaces stand by for her plan of revenge, which by its deadly finality will ensure any hope for their future together lies in ruins. An uncomfortable read, covering subject matter not for the faint hearted. .

Part one of the five part Petra Larson series

A chance phone call late at night starts a train of unstoppable events. Two troubled women end up on a collision course culminating in a brutal event which takes place late one night in an outrageously opulent apartment, an event which seals their fate for ever. Unknowingly, both women find out they had met before, but in a separate, unconnected situation. Despite this, their diverse lives merge and for a brief unforgettable period, everything they had hoped for is there for the taking. Then, through bigotry and religious hatred their lives are torn asunder in an act of unspeakable savagery.

Part two of the five part Petra Larson series.

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The North Yorkshire moors seems a world away from the wild open spaces of Montana where Petra Larson escaped following the death of her lover. Even after two years away she cannot face returning to the west of England, the place she knew best and those she was closest to. Instead, she finds the peace and tranquility she desired in a small village just outside the market town of Pickering. One night, during a storm she goes out into driving rain to beg her dead lover to let her go and find peace and it is out there she is seen by a mysterious woman riding a white horse in the darkness. They later meet and she soon casts her spell on Petra. All alone and fearful of forming further relationships, which might themselves end in tragedy, she buries herself in work at a nearby riding stables. It is while Petra is at the stables, she meets a bright and stunning young teenager who is making her feel uncomfortable and uncertain about her feelings. Petra knows she still has a choice to make. It is a choice which will change her own life forever and all those around her.

Part three of the five part Petra Larson series

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Jasmine Crealey, who prefers to be called Jaz, meets Petra Larson in a unique way. She has a life-or-death struggle with Petra at the end of a railway platform when Petra attempts to take her own life by throwing herself under a passing freight train. A trained councilor, Jaz takes Petra home and it is there she sees nine suicide letters lined up just as Petra left them to be found when she set off to finish things for ever.

For Jaz, a once in a life time occasion presents itself to counsel a survivor of suicide, using those same letters, having never had the opportunity to sit with a live author after such a traumatic event. But something else is happening in Jaz’s life behind the scenes and when Jaz’s partner is nearly a victim of a hit and run along a narrow lane, Petra is attacked and left for dead.

Will Petra pull through and her eventful and sometimes tragic life put back together – yet again, using the letters and conversations with those they were addressed to. But, is Jaz herself in mortal danger from an unexpected source.

A fast-paced romantic mystery from the pen of Anietta Strong, with twists and turns. It brings together all those romantically connected to both women in relationships involving both sexes.

It is an uncompromising read as you would expect from Anietta, involving strong independent women who pull no punches in their lively interaction.    

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 Petra Larson visits the spot where her dead lover Jen’s ashes were released into the sea. Then, in the darkness she hears a voice which will turn her whole life on its head. From that moment onwards, nothing will ever remain the same. A roller coaster ride will start, a journey which cannot be stopped until it is allowed to run its full course. Perception will certainly not be reality as the lives of people Petra thought she knew will be stripped bare and the ugliness of power, lies, hate and corruption will be forced out of the darkness and displayed for all to see - especially for Petra. A follow on in the Petra Larson saga which at times will make uncomfortable reading. It continues to explore a theme which covers same sex relationships in a way which will not be to everyone’s taste with its full-on descriptions of sexual preferences. But it reflects real life and those who live that lifestyle. It is first and foremost a love story which concludes the Petra Larson series with a happy ending most who have followed this saga will not have predicted.

Book five, the final book in the Petra Larson series

The Jaz Crealey Series


After her cheating husband gets caught and with her marriage in tatters, Jaz focuses on her career as a counsellor, spending her days advising women in abusive relationships and providing comfort to abandoned and neglected children. This has always given her lonely life meaning and purpose. When Jaz meets Amber, a damaged teenager who was exploited and abused by a neighbour, the truth she uncovers is too shocking even for her. Amber tells a different story, one of a violent abusive mother and a man wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. Jaz sets out to unravel the truth; is Amber lying or is the reality even darker than anyone realises?

Then, after a brief, unexpected romance, which ends in tragedy, a vengeful woman enters her life. It is said, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned? Jasmine Crealey is about to learn this is true! Jaz, as she prefers to be called, finds herself in a world of danger and intrigue as the mysterious woman seems intent on destroying her. As Jaz desperately tries to save Amber and avoid a crazed stalker, she again finds unexpected love.


Jaz Crealey is rebuilding her life after the tragic events leading up to the death of her husband. She has a new partner in Sal, a long-term friend who has now become a mainstay in her life. It is in her role as a professional counsellor, Jaz meets Susan, a woman who has led a troubled life, first as a long-term carer for her elderly, domineering mother and then as a victim of an abusive relationship. Jaz finds herself become so embroiled in this woman's life that she has overlooked problems much closer to home. Issues, which in the modern world of computers and social media quickly become every mother's worst nightmare. Finding out her own daughter has been groomed, then abused by someone she met on-line, Jaz sets out, with Sal's help, to find this abuser while protecting her daughter from further intrusions in her life and merciless bullying from those she had once considered to be her friends. Then, as Jaz delves deeper into Susan's life, the seedy world of sexual exploitation reveals uncomfortable links which eventually lead to a violent death with its aftermath threatening to turn Jaz's world upside down.



When a man returning home late from a party hears a scream he feels he must investigate. What he discovers is shocking and sets in motion events which soon spiral out of control, eventually leading to the deaths of innocent people as events play out in the seedy, violent world of drugs and people trafficking. That single, selfless act, brings together two people from different cultures and explores arranged marriage through the eyes of a young woman who refuses to conform; an act of disobedience which puts her own life at risk and all those around her. A fast moving story follows this young woman's attempts to escape and her love for an older man who saved her

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When life is at such a low ebb and the only way forward appears to be to put an end to it, there can only be two options available. To go through with it, or find a way through the darkness. This is the situation facing Will Jameson and it seems he has made his choice as he leans forward to pick up the first of many pills lined up along the table where he is seated. In a moment of perfect timing there is a knock on the door. The person knocking is someone he least expected to call and by the time he leaves a couple of hours later Will can now see a way out of the abyss.

A plan has evolved, one part involves him getting off the remorseless rollercoaster of the job which is consuming him, ironically one he relentlessly strove for as a means to finally shrug off the cruel words spoken to him by his father when he was an impressionable teenager. Even greater is a need to rekindle a past relationship and find some happiness in his life. The following day Will makes a fateful journey and by chance he sees Katie again, the woman he loved and left behind to seek further success, as she passes by in a car. This starts a remorseless quest to find her.

The odds seem to be stacked against him and obstacles pile up; his marriage is at breaking point with his wife using his two young children as a weapon to punish him. Meanwhile, two hundred miles away Katie is struggling too, hers by contrast is a violent marriage and constant struggles trying to make ends meet when her husband drinks and gambles any money he earns. As a result, she is just as unhappy as Will. Like ships passing in the night, they continually miss each other until they both recall their old meeting venue, a wall near Will’s and Katies previous place at work. The wall holds a secret, somewhere they could leave illicit messages. They finally meet and this starts a chain relation where from both sides of the country unlinked events unfold which eventually sees the heartache of death and destruction unfold and in one final terrifying event Will, Katie and four young children face a desperate fight to survive.

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Gabi is at home, recovering from the latest beating inflicted by her abusive husband. She is trapped, with nowhere to go and facing similar violence until one day she knows he will kill her and put an end her misery. Then, the postman calls and a letter with a Cornish postmark drops on her doormat. What it contains changes her life for ever. She finds she had inherited a large property on the southern coast of Cornwall from an aunt she never knew even existed. She travels there to learn more, then secretly, she plans her departure and escape.


On arrival at the property named Trelawny, she meets an older woman who is hostile, but soon after, another arrival brings a beautiful flame-red haired young woman into her life. Finished with men for ever, Gabi is instantly attracted to Beth who is of similar age, but wary of rejection, she holds her feelings in check. Unbeknown to her, Beth harbours the same feelings towards Gabi and slowly they inch towards that realisation. Following the arrival of an unwelcome visitor, Beth leaves Trelawny leaving Gabi devastated, but nothing prepares her for the arrival of her brutal husband who turns up on her doorstep to take control. He stays and as a result, a chain of events is started which rakes up the past in devastating fashion and everything that has happened to Gabi and all those linked to Trelawny, finally explodes over a dinner where all those attending have their lives laid bare in a dramatic climax which Anietta Strong describes in shocking detail. A love story like no other.

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Angela is married but not happily. She has a teenage daughter too; she lived a normal but mundane life until she met Julie at work. Angela has strange disturbing feelings which are aroused still further by Julie’s intimate tactile habits. Everything comes to the fore when totally out of character Angela kisses her tormentor within the relative privacy of the ladies toilet!


She got it wrong!


Anietta Strong’s first foray into writing a hot, sexy short story about love and romance between two women. Women who are unclear about their sexuality and unsure whether to risk finding out!

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 Two women united in emotional pain and sorrow resulting from loss in one case and dehumanising brutality in the other, are brought together by one woman solving a mysterious puzzle created by the other. Both are struggling with life, asking the inevitable question, is it worth carrying on with both having considered the unimaginable. Once the puzzle is solved and initial contact is made another bigger question remains or is it a fear they both ponder? Are they too far gone to develop even a friendship, let alone anything more. Is the damage both have sustained beyond the means of repair. A fast moving page turner, epitomised by a savage and disturbing opening chapter, brutally exposes pain and suffering with explicit descriptions of lesbian sexuality with more than a hint of BDSM. An uncompromising love story which might just work for both women and create an unlikely lasting romance.

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 Lucy is starting her first day at university. She’s waiting at the bus stop when an older woman pushes in front of her. Lucy is feisty and doesn’t take such rudeness lying down. There is an encounter but it quickly passes and both women board the bus and continue their journey. Once in university a surprise awaits Lucy when she attends her first lecture.


Miriam is a professor of history and when she meets her new student group, she notes a familiar face; someone she has met before. She and Lucy soon become more than teacher and student and engage in a hot and steamy relationship. Unfortunately, due to an unstoppable train of events, Lucy decides to leave. What should have been a long term, idyllic relationship is now cut short and both women lose touch, with each trying to rebuild their lives the best way they can.


A surprising event brings both women together but can they rekindle their love or do they have to accept life has moved on for them both. A hot steamy erotic lesbian romance.

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