Voices

Photo by Cameron Ahlvers on Unsplash

Excerpts From Best Women's Erotica Volume 5

In Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 5, award-winning editor Rachel Kramer Bussel takes readers on an outrageous journey into the world of female fantasy and desire. Read...
Violet McNeal (photo courtesy of Feral House)

Four White Horses And A Brass Band: An Excerpt

Violet McNeal ran away from her family’s rural Iowa farm in the early 1900s and fell under the spell of conman and patent medicine “doctor” Will Archimbauld who hooked her on opium and promises of fame and fortune. Read...
Photo by Samuel Dixon on Unsplash

You Aren’t Always Entitled To Be Heard, Actually

It’s time to shut up and listen. Read...
Helen behind the bar at the Sunflower Inn.

Good Time Party Girl: An Excerpt

This long-lost autobiography of a woman who lived life with no regrets from the 1880s to the 1960s offers a rare look into the colorful criminal underworld from New York to San Francisco. Read...
Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come by Jessica Pan

Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want To Come: A Q&A With Jessica Pan

What would happen if a shy introvert lived like a gregarious extrovert for one year? Read...
As A River by Sion Dayson

An Excerpt From Sion Dayson's As A River

Ravishly is thrilled to share an excerpt from Sion Dayson's As a River  (September 2019, Jaded Ibis Press)

It’s 1977. Bannen, Georgia, nestled amid pine forests, is rife with contrasts: natural beauty and racial tension, small-town charm and long-term poverty. An unsettling place for a Black man who fled it years ago and has since traveled the world.

But Greer Michaels has to come home, to care for his dying mother. And that means he’ll have to reckon with the devastating secret that drove him out in the first place.

Read...
Photo by Dmitry Schemelev on Unsplash

A Q&A With Memoirist Kathleen Pooler 

Twenty years in the making, Just the Way He Walked, an alcohol recovery memoir chronicles the journeys of two addicts — her son and her own as an enabler. Read...
Photo by Ansley Ventura on Unsplash

The Problem With ‘Daddy Issues’ Isn’t The Women Who Have Them

Controversial opinion: ‘daddy issues’ are just another excuse to treat women horribly. Read...