The cover of Girls Who Score makes me sad that I live in a shoebox Hong Kong apartment with not a lot of room for print books. Maybe I can have a poster made out if though, and hang it on my bedroom wall. Hey, I have a thing for toned women in tank tops and sport bras. (If you’ve read any of my stories, this is probably not news to you.)
No lesbian erotica anthology could be tailored more to my taste than this one filled with hot stories about sporty lesbians. (Because there are not a lot of things in life that I love more than sporty lesbians.) Please, Cleis Press, can you make this an annual series?
Obviously, I’m thrilled to have Girls Who Score editor Ily Goyanes on my blog today. Before she tells us more about this fabulous anthology, I want to give a special shout-out to the brilliant Cheyenne Blue, whose story Run, Jo, Run lingered in my mind long after I finished reading it (and is partly responsible for me starting to run again!)
Let’s hear from Ily.
1. Sell us your book in one sentence.
Smart, sweaty, steamy sex involving female athletes and the women who desire them.
2. Favourite line (or paragraph) from Girls Who Score
I hate to sound cliche, but I really can’t choose one. There are so many sassy, smart lines, and passionate paragraphs, that it would be a disservice to choose one above all the others.
3. Last book that blew you away?
Dirty Cooking by Jay Sheehan.
4. Which celebrity is at number one of your imaginary to-do list?
Ooooh. I get to choose two since I’m queer, right? Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta Jones.
5. What’s your favourite sexy song?
Tough question. Too many. But electronica and jazz really do it for me.
6. What are you most proud of?
Being asked to participate in Miami Book Fair International as a panelist last year, and the Lambda Literary Award and Golden Crown Literary Society nominations for Girls Who Score.
7. Who’s your favourite TV Character?
8. Which author’s books are a must-read?
Megan Abbott, particularly Dare Me.
9. Anything else you want us to know?
If you find the strength (and bodies) of female athletes sexy, you’ll probably enjoy reading Girls Who Score.
10. What’s next for you?
I’m simultaneously working on two novels, one mystery, and one contemporary lit.
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Ily Goyanes is a journalist, editor, publisher, and widely published erotica author. She writes about food and culture for the Miami New Times and the Fuming Foodie, her columnist alter ego, has been known to cause a bit of controversy. Her erotica appears in Best Lesbian Erotica 2012, Lesbian Cops: Erotic Investigations, Spankalicious: Erotic Adventures in Spanking, and Power Plays. Girls Who Score: Hot Lesbian Erotica is her first full-length anthology. She calls Miami, Florida home.