Josey, an ex-model and struggling artist, leaves her loveless husband behind in New York to focus on her work upstate. Her retreat is interrupted when she meets brash and alluring Trish, who opens Josey up to a new sexual awakening. But when she gets her big break back in city, will Josey's ambitions pull the new lovers apart? Burning Blue by Cara Benedetto is one of the New Lovers, a series of short erotic fiction published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias' legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic romance genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today. These paperback editions pay homage to the classic covers of the Olympia Press vels. The soft-touch lamination and embossed lettering on the front covers make these vellas a precious edition to any library.
Cara Benedetto is a New York City based artist. She has exhibited at Taxter and Spengemann Gallery, Night Gallery, ICA Philadelphia, MOCA Cleveland, and Metro Pictures. Her writing has been published with Area Sneaks, Qui Parle, and Halmos. She has held recent writing workshops at Art Metropole in Toronto, and the StAdelschule in Frankfurt. She currently teaches at VCU in Richmond.