She folded Sheila into her arms and kissed her eyes, her soft fair hair, finally her lips. Nicoli's short dark hair, gray eyes, and cameo cut features were somehow fascinating to Shelia. And Nicoli gave of them freely.
Honey-haired, statuesque Sheila Case is the central character in a fascinating story about a young actress who is drawn to women and finds many women attracted to her. These attractions can be intriguing, even useful, as Sheila works to further her acting career in the harsh and competitive theater world. Sheila knew she had a crush on Nicoli from the first moment she met her. Cool and deliberately sensual, Nicoli allowed the attraction to develop into a deeply passionate affair both women were powerless to control. Before long, though, the dangerous game Sheila is playing to advance her acting career threatens to trap her in the very web she has woven, and ensnare the lovers in the glare of gossip, rumor and ostracism.
Against the backdrop of the theater world, Queer Patterns is a story of powerful attraction, passionate love and the lengths to which two women will go to protect it against all odds.