Romance, Gay & Lesbian

By Lauren Shiro

Publisher : Vanilla Heart Publishing

ABOUT Lauren Shiro

Lauren Shiro
Formerly L. E. Harvey, Lauren married her partner on June 2, 2012. She and her publisher, Vanilla Heart Publishing, are releasing all of her books under her new married name, and releasing some wonderful new titles as well! Lauren Shiro is an author of contemporary and LGBT fiction. Her s More...



Carol Mathers: born a sickly child, in a home fraught with undercurrents that threaten to sweep away any chance she might have for a normal life. Now in her mid-thirties, she's a highly sought-after IT guru in St. Louis. She has built a great life for herself with her partner, Alexandria, even though the two face prejudice as lesbians, and as an interracial couple -fighting tragedy and sometimes, finding triumph. During her tumultuous life, Carol discovers that she has acquired AIDS as a result of a childhood transfusion from the dark period of time before AIDS was widely known... or understood, not even by the medical profession. Now, the two women face even more obstacles, prejudice, and a strange, new life as AIDS patients. Carol learns just how much her chaotic past has affected her, and how she can never really escape it, even as she tries to move on with her life. An unexpected event creates even more pain and tragedy in Carol's life, and causes her to wonder about the meaning of and purpose of her own life... or if there is any purpose at all...

The stories in Imperfect and Impeccable came at a dark time in my life. I used my experience and emotions to create the story of Carol and Alex and their love that surpasses trials and time.

"Imperfect by L.E. Harvey puts you right in the center of true love. Harvey wrote a telling tale of an emotional ride. We watch as this love grows and flourishes even through tough times and you will surely feel the emotion portrayed." -B. K. Drury/BK Walker Books

"Wow! This is an amazing story! You really know how to hit someone emotionally! It's one of those books you just can't put down once you get started! And what a cliff-hanger! I really like it! It reads well and it moves really well. And, you literally paint pictures very well. I get very clear mental images while reading the book! Thank you so very much for writing the book! I really enjoyed it very much!" - Lloyd Kaneko, author

"Life is imperfect! People are imperfect. The tone of L.E. Harvey's book is profound, Sad, Thoughful. It pulls at your heart and your mind making you think. Once again she has done an outstanding job. A perfect 5 Stars for Imperfect." - Shani Bush, author