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New York, 1930. Bubbly young blonde Betsy Parker is left a widow at only 25, after her older banker husband commits suicide in the aftermath of the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Her family has sent her off on a voyage to England by ocean liner. Innocent and curious to explore, Betsy attracts the attention of both the ship's captain and an experienced and exotic English artist, Claire, who initiates Betsy into the delights of lesbian sex.

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The Captain and Claire

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Overview

New York, 1930. Bubbly young blonde Betsy Parker is left a widow at only 25, after her older banker husband commits suicide in the aftermath of the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Her family has sent her off on a voyage to England by ocean liner. Innocent and curious to explore, Betsy attracts the attention of both the ship's captain and an experienced and exotic English artist, Claire, who initiates Betsy into the delights of lesbian sex.

In this intensely erotic tale told in the form of first-person diary entries, Betsy is pulled between wild sexual encounters with the dominant captain and her deepening bond with Claire. Who will she choose?

This story was first published in the Cleis Press anthology Best Women's Erotica 2004.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940046318845
  • Publisher: Gabriella West
  • Publication date: 10/5/2014
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 144 KB

Meet the Author

Gabriella West was born in Santa Barbara, CA, in 1967. In 1969, her parents moved to Ireland, and she grew up there, studying English Literature and Italian at Trinity College, Dublin.

She earned an MA degree in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University in 1995.

She's published two well-reviewed novels. Time of Grace (Wolfhound Press, 2002), the story of a passionate love affair between a repressed young English governess and a beautiful Irish maid, is set in Ireland against the backdrop of the 1916 Easter Rising. The Leaving (2011) is a semi-autobiographical look at a nonconformist adolescent girl coming of age in Dublin in the mid-1980s.

She often reviews indie/small press books on her blog, http://gabriellawest.net. Her day job is proofreading and editing for independent authors (http://editforindies.com).

Her eclectic body of work includes novels, erotic romances, and revealing personal essays. She lives in San Francisco, CA, where she enjoys film,  hiking, reading, and tweeting. Follow her on Twitter at @gabriellawest.

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