Local lesbian author and attorney unleashes her new novel set in Big D

ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Life+Style Editor

Most people probably don’t expect to hear the word “truth” and “lawyer” used unironically in the same sentence, but that doesn’t stop Carsen Taite.

Taite, a pseudonym (see?) for Dallas lawyer Teresa Cain, became a Lambda Literary Award finalist for her second novel, It Should Be a Crime, set in Dallas with barely disguised allusions to SMU, Buddies II and other local landmarks. Now with her third novel, Nothing But the Truth, she heads once again into the fertile world of the Dallas legal system. And she finds some sexy lesbian lawyers to do a lot of the work for her.

Ryan and Brett are women who usually oppose each other in court but find themselves thrust together in the bedroom. There’s murder, a strange turn of events that changes one from advocate to witness, some potboiler plotting that causes them to join forces to find the truth … and of course, a hearty dose of girl-on-girl action.

Taite was originally set to read from Nothing but the Truth, which was released late last month, this week, but the cold front pushed it back. Hopefully it’ll go forward this time with her reading and book signing. She’ll probably save the raciest parts for the privacy of your own bedrooms.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition Feb. 11, 2011.