Saturday, April 30, 2011

REVIEW: A Stray Hand by Lee Harlem Robinson

A Stray Hand is another companion piece to Lee's “serialized dyke drama in blog form” (check out but, like the others, can quite easily be read alone. In fact, one lucky reader will get the chance to give it a read, since Lee has generously provided a copy for our final giveaway!

While the story once again focuses on Lee, it's a third-person narration involved, with Jennifer as the focus. As was the case with the last short (Sex With Strangers), this provides us with a different, perhaps more immediately accessible, perspective on the overall serialized story. If you’ve been following along online, you'll appreciate the fresh approach, but if you're new to the story you'll have no trouble settling in.

Jennifer and Kim are both roommates and lovers, a lovely couple who have decided to take on a new roommate to help make ends meet. Enter Lee who, quite innocently, upsets their arrangement and quickly turn the lesbian couple into an awkwardly sided lesbian love triangle. It's not so much that she comes in and begins seducing either of the women, but her very presence is a source of temptation for Jennifer.

Part BFF chick-lit and part lesbian romance, this is another wonderful story about relationships that explores the very idea of temptation, placing the responsibility upon the tempted, rather than the temptress. If you're curious, head on over to and discover for yourself where Lee has come from and where she's going next.


Don't forget, this is also your last chance to become eligible for this week's giveaway (including an electronic copy of A Stray Hand), so be sure to include your email address in your comment. Of course, you don't have to be a follower to win, but being a follower will earn you a bonus entry for the week (just let me know in your comment if you're a new follower or an old favourite).


  1. I love it that the responsibility is on the tempted instead of the temptress!

  2. I absolutely adore Lee Harlem Robinson's writing style...It's simple, yet her writing paints such a strong picture in my mind of exactly what is happening. The story of Jennifer and Lee is "HOT" for the lack of better words, and to get Jennifer's point of view was just a bonus. I hope Lee Harlem Robinson releases many, many more stories - I am such a huge fan.

  3. Hey eb-e, thank you so much for your kind words! And don't worry, more dramatic stories will follow... ;-)