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Romance Novels  
 
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In addition to Bella Books mentioned earlier, other publishers that issue queer romance novels include Alyson Publications, Harrington Park Press, and Kensington Publishing.

Tina Gianoulis

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    Bibliography
   

"Featured Book: Phyllida and the Brotherhood of Philander: A Bisexual Regency Romance." BiMagazine. www.bimagazine.org/books/book2.html

Fletcher, Jane, with Jean Stewart, Radclyffe, and Lori L. Lake. "The Emergence of the Lesbian Romantic Hero and the Plot She Thrives In: The Hero and the Lady." Lori L. Lake website. www.lorillake.com/Lady-Hero.html

Kuda, Marie J. "Naiad Press Founder Dies: Anyda Marchant (1911-2006): An Appreciation." Windy City Times (February 1, 2006): www.windycitytimes.com/gay/lesbian/news/ARTICLE.php?AID=10658target

Marble, Anne. "Cross Dressing Heroines." All About Romance: The Back Fence for Lovers of Romance Novels 200 (May 1, 2005): www.likesbooks.com/200.html

Mehegan, David. "The New Romantics: A Local Couple Are Passionate about Publishing Love Stories for Gay Men." The Boston Globe (May 22, 2004): www.boston.com/news/globe/living/articles/2004/05/22/the_new_romantics/

 

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    Author: Gianoulis, Tina  
    Entry Title: Romance Novels  
    General Editor: Claude J. Summers  
    Publication Name: glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
Transgender, and Queer Culture
 
    Publication Date: 2006  
    Date Last Updated June 1, 2009  
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