Poison Flowers

      Nat Burns

Poison Flowers

Dorry Wood is notorious in Schuyler Point. Her antagonism plagues Marya Brock from the day they meet. Having left Seattle in favor of the small South Carolina town, Marya is finding it hard enough to settle without butting heads with the town crank.

When Dorry finds out that Marya is the new reporter, it gets worse. Five years ago, the town paper led the charge in branding Dorry a pariah for being a lesbian and accused her of being complicit in her lover’s death. Peace might have finally been possible, but Dorry’s brother-in-law’s body is discovered on Marya’s front lawn.

Under equal suspicion they both know that the only ones who will help them is themselves. With hostilities set aside they are confronted with the other feelings that smolder below the surface, but Marya finds no comfort in them. She read the reports from years ago—how can she care for a woman that she doesn’t trust?

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    Two Weeks in August

      Nat Burns

Two Weeks in August

Nina Christie was warned, but Hazy Duncan is even worse than she expected.
Nina's new home on Chincoteague Island would be perfect but for the blight of Hazy's perpetual rudeness. The island's other inhabitants welcome her back as a prodigal daughter of the community and the idyllic summer breezes soothe her wounded heart. All she wants is peace, quiet and her books.
Hazy's experience with beautiful women like Nina is that they're easily bored and always looking for something better. Just when CC is finally out of Hazy's life and she can hear the heartbeat of the ocean again, here was another beautiful woman on her doorstep. Nina is even more dangerous than CC because Nina is nice.
With both Nina and Hazy suspicious of anything that might be romance, it's surprising when their hearts--and the enchantment of the island--seem to have other plans for them.

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Newcomer Nat Burns weaves a classic story of summer love set on the beautiful Delmarva Peninsula and the Chesapeake Bay.
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    Family Issue

      Nat Burns

Family Issue

Vandalism and violence at Fortune Farm have pulled investigator Denni Hope home to Southern Louisiana. Her insistent ex-girlfriend, Patty Price, expects Denni to get to the bottom of an endless nightmare of trouble. For Denni, it means watching Patty with Yolanda Elliott, the creepy, conniving lowlife who stole Patty away. Denni had hoped Patty was exaggerating, but the chaos at the farm borders on evil. The Price family is well-loved but nothing has been right since the death of Patty’s mother. A war-crazy neighbor and a business competitor are just the beginning of the list of suspects. But just as Denni feels she’s making progress, Yolanda asks for help from an old friend of her own: police officer Bonita Corcaran. The move is so typical of Yolanda—it’s an already difficult situation, but now Denni must deal with the most attractive, seductive woman she has ever met.
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    The Book of Eleanor

      Nat Burns

The Book of Eleanor

On the list of things that Gray Graham thought she’d never do is “hire a psychic.” Her new bookstore on South Padre Island, however, appears to be haunted. Unable to explain why, she’s convinced that the restless ghost is her late partner, Mary. The locals tell her that Angie June is the real deal, though, and she seeks out the young woman but is leery of being conned.
Angie is desperate to save her local youth program, and a paying client will really help. There is definitely something off about the bookstore too, and she can sense that the spirit won’t be easy to vanquish.
As the days go by she also finds that the ghost isn’t the only reason she’s drawn to the bookstore, but Gray is far more interested in the dead than the living.
Known for her exquisite settings, Nat Burns brings the south Texas world alive as two women confront a haunting secret and their feelings for each other.

About the Author

After decades as an award-winning journalist, poet and playwright, it was natural for Nat Burns to turn to fiction, and to explore the lives and loves of lesbians. With a long history of reporting on the music scene in her monthly Lesbian News column, she’s an editor and proofreader who also spends considerable time as a systems analyst. She recently relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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    Nether Regions

      Nat Burns

Nether Regions

Delora November is a survivor-ask anyone in Redstar, Alabama, and they will tell you that. Her ex-husband put her in a burn ward and she came fighting back. She works three jobs and on the surface she's keeping it together.Redstar itself works its own magic. When the thought of yet another hospital is too much, Delora turns to healer women she's heard might help. In the quiet, breathing depths of Bayou Lisse she meets Sophie Cofe.It seems like magic indeed when Delora finds answers to questions she had yet to ask and cures for ills she had thought beyond fixing. But underneath her happiness there is still a lurking evil that can take away everything Delora-and Sophie-hold dear.
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    Lights of the Heart

      Nat Burns

Lights of the Heart

Physician Corinthia Madsen Salas—Dr. Maddie—has a flourishing practice in the tiny southern town of Maypearl, Alabama. Although she's on call for her eclectic patients 24/7, she keeps her personal life private—most notably the fact that she is in love with her new receptionist, Ella Lewis. To reveal the truth could be an ethical disaster for her career and her impeccable standing as a civic leader in the small town. Yet, even so, she wonders often if Ella's sly, shy glances indicate a return of affection or just workplace courtesy.Then the incredible happens, the two are thrust into revealing their feelings and Ella offers to change jobs so that they may have a relationship. Throwing caution to the wind, Maddie agrees. After a blissful evening, Dr. Maddie is called out to a late night emergency and soon the worlds of both women turn completely upside down.Now Ella is faced with life changing choices. Should she turn away from the challenges a life with...
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    Identity

      Nat Burns

Identity

Shay Raynor doesn’t need to learn anything twice. After a three-year disastrous relationship she now knows what happens when you let someone inside your heart, body and mind—they take everything. Her career as a prominent D.C. dog trainer is in tatters, but that pales next to the wounds she carries inside and out.
Liza Hughes has left her business in Montgomery for the even smaller Maypearl, Alabama, to care for her ailing father. Distance from her clinging ex is also welcome. She’s not expecting to meet someone like Shay, but the attractive newcomer in the small town is clearly keeping her distance from life.
Shay might eventually open up to Liza’s friendship and more, but the arrival of a woman named Pepper changes everything. Clearly, she wants Shay back. Finally, facing Shay’s terror, Liza understands what it will take for the two of them to have a future—they must deal with Shay’s past.
Identity is a story of survival, tenacity and the strength of true love.

About the Author

After decades as an award-winning journalist, poet and playwright, it was natural for Nat Burns to turn to fiction, and to explore the lives and loves of lesbians. With a long history of reporting on the music scene in her monthly Lesbian News column, she’s an editor and proofreader who also spends considerable time as a systems analyst. She lives in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas with her partner.
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