Hot & Bothered, together with Quickies, are hot his-and-her follow-ups to the highly successful Queer View Mirror 1and 2books of queer "short short" fiction. Hot & Botheredincludes work by 69 women from the US, Canada and elsewhere-stories about danger, romance, humor, and of course, hot sex. From a woman in love with Marge Simpson (asking the question, "Are your nipples blue, too?") to a sex-obsessed dyke trying to do her grocery shopping, to a woman wearing tit clamps trying to go through airport security, the stories in Hot & Botheredwill get you there in 1,000 words or less. Contributors include such luminaries as Dorothy Allison ( Bastard Out of Carolinaand Skin), Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Joan Nestle, Nisa Donnelly, Gerry Gomez Pearlberg, Sarah Schulman ( Rat Bohemia), Persimmon Blackbridge ( Sunnybrookand Prozac Highway), Judith Katz, Lesl a Newman ( The Femme Mystique), Elana Dykewomon, Jess Wells, and Kitty Tsui ( Breathless). This book is the first of the four-volume Hot & Botheredseries.