Many a confident urban lesbian in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago was once a wide-eyed newcomer. Every year thousands of young women arrive in these queer-friendly cities, seduced by downtown life and its erotic possibilities. In Where the Girls Are, D.L. King collects explicit memoirs and stories about these newly arrived country girls. Here are stories of first times, initiations, bars, dance clubs, and parties, reading (or misreading) the codes — and sometimes teaching those city girls a thing or two in the process.
In Jessica Lenox's "A is for Apple," the new girl in town learns "B is for bondage" when she gets the education of a lifetime. Charlotte Dare's meltingly hot "The Critic" shows how city chicks do it so right, and sparks fly in Evan More's "Electricity," when a country girl walks into a bar and discovers true bliss underneath a cocky butch.