Guest Post: Family Ties by Jeannie Levig

Bold Strokes Books author Jeannie Levig is here to discuss her latest release.

Thank you, TB, for hosting me again on I Heart Lesfic. It’s such a pleasure to be here.

Family Ties

This time of year, as we head into the holidays, the topic of family comes up for many of us. For some it brings smiles and memories of past holiday seasons and traditions or even the warm, tingly feelings that can bubble up from remembering a particular event, scene, or family member that touched us deeply and made a difference in our lives, regardless of the season. For others, tensions and long-held grievances can resurface for another go-around. For many of us in the LGBT community, we have two families—our family of birth and origin and our chosen family that we’ve created from our hearts and that we embrace in love at least as much, and sometimes more, than we do our birth families.

My new book, A Wish Upon A Star, a December release from Bold Strokes Books, is the story of the creation of one such family. It’s a contemporary romance in which Leslie Raymond returns to the childhood home she once shared with her parents in an attempt to heal the heartbreak of losing the family she’d created and thought no one could ever take from her. In her early fifties, she determines that family life isn’t for her, and vows never to get involved with a woman with a child again. Then she meets’ the little girl next door, seven-year-old Siena and her enticing mother, Erica.

Erica Cooper, the single mom of a child with autism, gave up on relationships when Siena’s father walked away from them both shortly after Siena’s diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. She’s content putting all of her emotional focus on the needs of her daughter and keeps her distance from any thoughts of romantic commitments.

But when the two of them meet, the draw to one another is strong and complicated more by Siena’s quick attachment to Leslie and the little dog Leslie picked up along the way as well as both women’s concern for Siena’s well-being. The friendship that evolves into love between the four of them is a force that can’t be denied. Can Leslie’s and Erica’s rational decisions to avoid such entanglements stand up to the power that the call to family holds?

For the call to family is a powerful one, whether it be to our birth families, even if they present challenges, or our chosen families that form sometimes without our realization until it’s done. I believe the people we end up in family with don’t end up in our lives by accident or at random. I think these people are in our lives in that capacity to tie us to them so we can work things out with them, even if they themselves are the things we need to work out.

So during this holiday season, whatever family you plan to be with, be with them in love and gratitude for their roles in your life. We can agree with them, or not. We can be close to them or as far away as we want. They can be part of our birth family or those with whom we choose to form family ties. But they are family.

A Wish upon a Star is now available everywhere

 

A WISH UPON A STAR

Romance

Leslie Raymond spent the past two years wishing her life had taken a different turn. It’s time for a fresh start, a move across the country, and a new set of rules to help heal her heart—no straight women, no women with kids, and no commitment. But when she meets her new neighbors, the beautiful Erica and her special needs daughter, Siena, she struggles against the pull she immediately experiences.

Erica Cooper has learned to rely only on herself. She knows most people don’t stick around when the going gets tough. And when caring for child with autism, the going can get tough fast. She is content with the quiet and emotionally safe life she’s constructed, but when they are befriended by their kind, playful, and—damn it—really hot new neighbor, the walls protecting her heart threaten to crumble.

So much for good intentions and firm resolutions–neither stand a chance when the stars align for love.

MEET THE AUTHOR

Jeannie Levig is an award-winning author of lesbian fiction and a proud and happy member of the Bold Strokes Books family. Her debut novel, Threads of the Heart, and her romantic intrigue, Into Thin Air, both won Goldie Awards from the Golden Crown Literary Society, and her contemporary romance, Embracing the Dawn, won a Rainbow Award and was a Goldie finalist.

Raised by an English teacher, Jeannie has always been surrounded by literature and novels and learned to love reading at an early age. She tried her hand at writing fiction for the first time under the loving encouragement of her eighth grade English teacher and graduated from college with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She is deeply committed to her spiritual path and community, her family and friends,  and to writing the best stories possible to share with her readers.

She loves writing, reading, movies and lives in Central California.

Visit Jeannie at her website, JeannieLevig.com, or send her an e-mail to Jeannie@JeannieLevig.com. She’d love to hear from you.

 

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Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: December 11th Edition

Here are the latest book releases.

NEW BOOKS

 

NAUGHTY LIST
by KC Luck

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Holiday Romance / Short Story

Christmas is coming … Holly is having trouble getting into the holiday spirit. When the only romance in her life consists of Hallmark movie marathons, she’s pretty sure things could not get more discouraging. When a knock sounds at the door, Holly suddenly finds herself face-to-face with a stranger. A hot, handsome butch named Nic. When the chemistry sparks between them, Holly is faced with a tantalizing new dilemma – will she be naughty or nice?

Need a little something to warm you up for a spell on a cold winter’s night? This steamy short story is exactly what you need.

 

A KIND OF MIRACLE
by Emma Chamberlain &
Blythe Stone

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Holiday Romance

When a young doctor meets a mysterious woman on the night of her own wedding, she can’t seem to avoid the fact that she’s attracted to her.

A Christmas romance for gay women, A Kind of Miracle… follows in the footsteps of much needed lesbian romcom’s like Saving Face and Imagine Me & You.

 

MISTLETOE KISSES
by Charlie Conwell

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Holiday Romance

Hannah left her home, family and friends in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland at the age 25. She not only wanted to find herself but wanted to be true to herself.

She builds a life for herself in New York and has everything that she could ever want. The only thing missing from her life is a lover.

She makes a trip home for the first time in twenty years to celebrate Christmas.

What kind of welcome will she get?

Meeting Allison, her younger sister’s best friend the sparks fly between them but Hannah is hesitating because of the age gap between them.

Can she allow herself to follow her heart and fall for the younger woman?

Could she find her once in a lifetime love?

 

BREAKING CHARACTER
by Lee Winter

Romance

Life has become a farcical mess for icy British A-lister Elizabeth Thornton. America’s most-hated villain stars in a top-rated TV medical drama that she hates. Now, she’s been romantically linked to her perky, new co-star, Summer, due to the young woman’s clumsiness. As a closeted actress, that’s the last thing Elizabeth needs. If she could just get her dream movie role, life would be so much better. The only problem is that the eccentric French film-maker offering it insists on meeting her “girlfriend”, Summer, first.

Summer Hayes is devastated when her co-star shuns her for accidentally sparking rumors they’re lovers. Now the so-called British Bitch has the audacity to ask Summer to pretend to be her girlfriend to get her a role? Elizabeth doesn’t even like Summer! Oh, how she’d love to tell her no. And Summer definitely would if it wasn’t for the fact she’s maybe a tiny bit in love with the impossible woman.

A lesbian celebrity romance about gaining love, losing masks, and trying to stick to the script.

 

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN BRIDES
A Modern Lesbian Fairy Tale
Book 3
by Emily Sharp

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Jenna Snow has given up on the idea of love after her one and only relationship ended in heartbreak. With the threat of foreclosure on her family’s ranch looming, she has tried unsuccessfully to save it. Hope returns when her best friend suggests Jenna audition for a new reality show, Broken Brides. The chance of winning the top cash prize is too much to resist and Jenna agrees to do it, even if it means telling a little lie….

Princess Isabella Charming, CEO of the namesake company, does not believe in love. She has seen the lengths women will go to in order to get close to her and her money, and has closed off her heart because of it. Hosting her own reality series to show the world a new form of AI technology, Isabella promises the winner a large cash prize and a chance to win her heart, but her love is something that no one can ever win no matter how hard they try. But when her eyes fall on Jenna, she begins to consider that love just might be worth a second chance.

As the show progresses, Jenna worries that her lie about her sexuality has gone too far, and the feelings in her heart towards Isabella become a little too real. As for Isabella, she must consider whether or not the innocent woman she desires is truly different from all the rest.

For these two to have the happily ever after they deserve, Isabella must once again trust her heart and Jenna will have to realize what the greatest prize really is.

Snow White and the Seven Brides is a stand-alone novel about Coming Out in Emily Sharp’s newest book of her Modern Lesbian Fairy Tale series.

 

TAKING CHANCES
by Erin McKenzie

Romance

Children’s librarian Valerie Cruz has worked hard to make a comfortable life for herself since aging out of the foster care system. She loves her job but avoids intimate connections—life has taught her that she can only count on herself. When she gets the opportunity to become a foster parent, Val decides to take the leap. If she can help kids, she’ll do it, even if it means reentering the system.

Foster care case worker Paige Wellington is passionate about her work, and she’s been a foster parent herself. When she meets the beautiful Valerie Cruz, she is drawn to her in a way she can’t explain, even though Valerie seems to want nothing to do with her. But when they clash over what is in the best interest of the children in Valerie’s care, the children may be the ones who teach them that it’s worth taking chances for love.

 

SECOND IN COMMAND
A Fairview Station Novel
Book 2
by VK Powell

Romance

Lieutenant Jazz Perry finds a young girl wandering the downtown streets alone late at night. As the child becomes attached to her, Jazz is reminded of her own experiences in foster care and takes a personal interest even when she knows she should maintain professional distance.

Social worker Emory Blake is good at her job helping children in challenging situations. She believes in the system and knows it works if you let it. When Jazz starts interfering in the case and bypassing the rules, Emory is torn between her responsibilities and an unwelcome attraction she can’t deny.

When on the job responsibilities collide with desires of the heart, becoming personally involved is the only choice.

 

SEASCAPE
by Karis Walsh

Romance

Marine biologist Tess Hansen has left her high-tech lab at Evergreen College and returned to Washington’s northern coast to take care of her aging parents. Although her new job studying orcas in the Pacific excites her, she finds life in the small town where she grew up to be stifling and boring. Until she meets Brittany James.

Chemist Britt James has made the move from a hectic city to the rural coast as well, but she embraces the isolation. She’s looking for a way to reconnect with the environment and make amends for the damage her chemical company has done, and Tess’s center for orca research is a top contender for her endowment.

Change has become an unwelcome part of Tess’s life and a desperate hope for Britt. Can these two women find a place of refuge with each other?

 

FRIENDS WITHOUT BENEFITS
by Dena Blake

Romance

Dex Putnam has been in love with her best friend Grace Standish since the fifth grade. Grace is smart, beautiful, and most unfortunately, straight. Life would’ve been perfect if Grace had only loved her back, but when Grace gets married, Dex knows it’s time to move on. Then Dex meets Emma Lawson, and her life takes a whole new direction. Only trouble is, she never expected to have to choose between her best friend and her new love.

Emma Lawson is successful and happy except when it comes to love. She’s been alone for a year and has no intention of giving love another chance, until falling for Dex changes everything. When Grace comes between them, Emma refuses to be second best. Can Emma show Dex what true love really looks like?

 

BREAKING DOWN HER WALLS
by Erin Zak

Romance

Leaving is what Julia Finch does best.

When a meeting with her birth parents goes horribly wrong, Julia escapes on a hastily planned road trip and winds up breaking down in a Colorado town so small the cows outnumber the people. Completely out of her element, she takes a temporary job as a ranch hand at Bennett Ranch. She only has to survive long enough to get her car fixed, and then she’s out of there for good.

Her bad luck continues when she meets the ranch owner, Elena Bennett. Elena is unhappy, abrasive, and annoyingly breathtaking. But the longer Julia stays, the more the ranch starts to feel like home, and her feelings for Elena become impossible to ignore. She’s spent years building her defenses high and running from her past. Could a love worth staying for be the key to breaking down her walls?

 

A WISH UPON A STAR
by Jeannie Levig

Romance

Leslie Raymond spent the past two years wishing her life had taken a different turn. It’s time for a fresh start, a move across the country, and a new set of rules to help heal her heart—no straight women, no women with kids, and no commitment. But when she meets her new neighbors, the beautiful Erica and her special needs daughter, Siena, she struggles against the pull she immediately experiences.

Erica Cooper has learned to rely only on herself. She knows most people don’t stick around when the going gets tough. And when caring for child with autism, the going can get tough fast. She is content with the quiet and emotionally safe life she’s constructed, but when they are befriended by their kind, playful, and—damn it—really hot new neighbor, the walls protecting her heart threaten to crumble.

So much for good intentions and firm resolutions–neither stand a chance when the stars align for love.

 

JOINT VENTURE
Addy and Karen Series
Book 4
by Tey Holden

Romance

When the stables burn, Addy ends up with a gun in her hand to defend Karen and Alex. She takes the shot that, in the most unusual way, ends the ordeal with Karen’s family. Then when Alejandro begins to race, old fears return. Later, when the local vet enters the scene, she becomes enamored with an old family friend.

Alex loves JP’s hilarious eccentricities, but he drives Karen over the edge. Disaster and prejudice come to town, and Addy and Karen face them off. Still, in the midst of it all, there is a child to raise, a school to change, and a town to fix. The future and the story belong to Alex.

 

BLOOD ECHO
by L. E. Royal

Paranormal Romance

When her abusive father finally goes too far, shy eighteen-year-old Rayne Kennedy finds that her savior is far from an angel. Lost and alone she is completely enraptured by the beautiful but murderous, Scarlett. Taken on an adventure by the vampire’s well-intentioned sister, Rayne is drawn into Vires, a dark and dangerous vampire world, where humans are little more than natural resources to be exploited.

In a society that has been turned upside down while learning to live inside its constraints, Scarlett Pearce may not be much more than a slave to a power-hungry Government and the violent bloodlust that consumes her may be all her own. Before she loses herself in a world unlike anything she has ever known, Rayne needs to find Scarlett and the answers to those questions.

 

UNEXPECTED PARTNERS
by Michelle Larkin

Romance / Intrigue & Thriller

After she’s abducted and barely escapes with her life, Dr. Chloe Maddox joins the Boston Police Department as a behavioral profiler. Her sole objective is to solve her own case. The only thing standing in her way is she has no memory of what happened. When she locks eyes with the man who murdered her lover and left her for dead, the past comes flooding back.

Detective Dana Blake is still mourning the death of her wife. When she discovers Chloe’s abductor is the same serial killer who took her wife’s life, she insists on protecting her. Both women are caught off guard by their developing attraction as they build their case, on the run from a clever sociopath. Danger lurks behind every corner, and a killer is intent on recapturing his prey. Except this time, he has his eye on Dana, too.

 

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
by Carsen Taite

Romance / Intrigue & Thriller

Senator Meredith Mitchell has been groomed from young adulthood for a future run for president, and as scion of a political dynasty, every public and private move she makes is carefully calculated. But Meredith’s focus on the right causes, the right people, and the right timing evaporates when she meets Stevie Palmer, a dashing public defender with a hard knock past. A firebrand like Stevie is the last person she should be associating with, especially when Meredith’s political future turns into right now, and her party urges her to enter the presidential race.

Attorney Stevie Palmer refuses to be limited by the low expectations of others or by taking the politically safe route. Cautious, media-perfect presidential candidate Meredith Mitchell is the last woman she expected to fall for, but Stevie has never hesitated to pursue her passions. When her client reveals a Mitchell family scandal that could derail Meredith’s career, everything Meredith and Stevie value hangs in the balance, including Meredith’s shot at the presidency and their chance at love.

 

INVALID EVIDENCE
by Stevie Mikayne

Crime & Mystery

Just when she is most needed at home, private investigator Jil Kidd is sent to the island of St. Eméline to investigate the death of an orca trainer at a sea aquarium. Once there, she discovers that the death might not have been the fault of the killer whale who’s getting the blame. As the investigation heats up, she discovers a toxic work environment, corporate fraud, and a whole whack of motive for murder. Not to mention her very attractive employer, who doesn’t bother to hide her interest in Jil.

Back at home, Jil’s partner, Jessica, copes with major life changes in the form of an unexpected death and an illness that forces the end of her career as a high school principal. Can Jil and Jess find a way to come back together and endure the waves of this tsunami?

 

ANSWERING THE CALL
by Ali Vali

Crime & Mystery

As New Orleans recovers from Hurricane Katrina, Detective Sept Savoie recovers from a gunshot wound with the help of her new love Keegan Blanchard. As the city returns to normal, so does the crime rate. Sept’s first case back on the job is a strangely ritualistic killing, which quickly escalates into serial murder. As the bodies start to pile up, the last thing Sept needs is the city’s newest celebrity crime writer, Nicole Voles, poking into the case looking for information for a new bestseller, especially when Nicole appears just as interested in Keegan as she is in murder. Time is running out and innocent lives are on the line. But with all her focus on finding a killer, the secretive and seductive Nicole Voles may just steal what matters to Sept most.

 

MARKED MALICE
Book 24
by K’Anne Meinel

Mystery

Would you know how to bring someone back to life? Well, Alice is not just a killer…she once brought her wife back to life. And now, her wife has an opportunity to repay her. But can Alice keep fact and fiction straight while trying to avoid sharing the gruesome details of her recent adventures with her teenage children? What happens when one of the children learns some of what Alice has been through? And what happens when Alice and Kathy realize their children aren’t the only ones aware of Alice’s deeds during her time away? Join Kathy and Alice as they answer two vitally important questions: ‘Who believes they have damning evidence that gives them the power to control Alice Weaver?’ and ‘Can these two women salvage their marriage…do they even want to?’

 

DRAGON WHISPER
The Dark Age Trilogy
Book 1
by Niamh Murphy

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Fantasy

A LOOMING WAR. A DEVASTATING BLIGHT. A GOD HUNGRY FOR SOULS.

To save herself, she will first have to save the world.

In the dying forests of the Weald Wood, Breanna, a young outcast, is simply trying to earn a Hunter’s axe.

When she witnesses the sacred Forest Drake kill her father and destroy her village home, she knows her life is forever altered. But Breanna holds a secret that could be the key to stopping the Ancient Dragon God’s rampage.

The fate of every being in the land now depends on one young woman who can hear the Dragon’s Whisper.

Will she find her courage, or see her world destroyed?

 

LESBIAN BOOK BINGO


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New Lesfic Goodies: December 4th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

 

NEW BOOKS

 

A WOMAN LOVED
by T.B. Markinson

FINAL DAY FOR SPECIAL RELEASE PRICE
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Holiday Romance

The holiday season can be a crazy time for a normal family–and Lizzie’s family is anything but normal.

While Lizzie’s wife is determined to plan the perfect Christmas party, every guest seems intent on wrecking the festivities. And one in particular is out to destroy the entire Petrie clan.

Lizzie does everything in her power to save the holiday, but the harder she tries to control the unruly guests, the more things unravel.

Will Lizzie survive the holidays with all the Petries under her roof?

 

SECOND CHANCE AT CHRISTMAS
by Emily Engberts

Holiday Romance

Josie doesn’t want to spend yet another Christmas as the only single adult at the family dinner. So, instead, she books a week long holiday to her favourite island.

What she hasn’t counted on is running into her old summer fling, the one girl she could never forget.

Sanne is freshly heartbroken, and instead of having to deal with her parents’ pitying looks over Christmas dinner, she decides to still go on the winter holiday she’d booked.

But when she sees Josie at the cafe, she can’t help how her heart beats faster or how much she wants the other woman to hold her.

What starts as a shared meal at a cafe, followed by the first snow of the season, could turn into much more.

They lost their chance of being together when they spent the summers on the island as teens, but can they take it now that they’re adults?

 

FALLING FOR LUCKY
by Giselle Fox

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Juliet’s got a job that most women would die for, she runs a column and video blog for a food magazine. But while everything else might seem rosy in her world, her love life is woefully non-existent. When she finds a discarded jewelry box, things start to happen with a strange twist of luck.

An old friend invites her on a last-minute bachelorette party tour, an all-expenses-paid motorcycle trip along Italy’s romantic Amalfi Coast. It could be just another one of those strange coincidences that keep happening, but Juliet is thrilled to tag along for the ride. When she meets Leoni, the gorgeous Italian motorcycle racer, Juliet starts to question a lot more than her luck.

But fate still has a few tricks up its sleeve and Juliet finds herself cruising a bumpy road. Can she capture the love she’s always been after or is she heading for a crash course with destiny?

 

BY DESIGN
The Beginning
by JA Armstrong

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Building bridges has a very different meaning for Jameson Reid than it does for Candace Fletcher. J.D. Reid spends her days designing some of the most elegant and majestic buildings and homes in North America. U.S. Senator Candace Fletcher has spent her life working to build bridges between people. J.D. Reid is not who Candace Fletcher was expecting to arrive on her doorstep. Candace will challenge all of Jameson’s preconceptions about the women of Washington D.C. The enigmatic architect will test the resolve of the Junior Senator from New York. Two women will discover that falling in love may be out of their control but creating a relationship in the world of politics and business is completely BY DESIGN.

Follow Candace, Jameson, and the lovable lunatics of the Fletcher-Reid clan through romance, friendship, ups and downs of creating a blended family. The inner workings of Washington politics pale by comparison to a house full of opinionated and animated parents, children, and grandchildren. Discover that whatever can’t be cured with fortune cookies, Bible Study, or wine, can always be remedied with a steady dose of love and laughter.

This special edition includes the first three books in the best-selling BY DESIGN series with bonus content NOT featured in the short-stories. It also includes LESSON PLANS, a reader-requested, spin-off to BY DESIGN that features Candace’s daughter, Michelle Fletcher.

 

THE BUCKET LIST
by CJ Murphy

Romance

Professor Jordan Armstrong, a biogenetic engineer, is at an impasse in her super food research. In order to move forward, she is adamant that her former professor, Noeul Scott, is the key. The problem is, Noeul vanished after a personal tragedy. Jordan stumbles upon a coded ‘bucket list’ that she hopes will reveal clues to where she’s gone. With the help of her cryptologist sister, Jordan follows clues to several National Parks where hidden memorials to Noeul’s deceased wife, contain the next set of coded ciphers. Jordan must decode each in order to reveal the next location. Along this expedition, she is guided by something, or someone, she can’t see. Unexplained happenstances continue to direct her steps.

 

LESFIC TALES
by Erzabet Bishop

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance / Short Story Collection

Join USA Today Erzabet Bishop as she weaves thirteen lesbian tales of wild magic, a ghost walk, toe curling travel plans, kinky places, and stories of terror that will leave you wanting more.

 

TECHROMANCY SCROLLS
AVALON
Book 5
by Erik Schubach

Paranormal Romance

Almost three thousand years after an extinction level event on Earth, mankind seeks to regain its former glory, in a new world where magic and technology collide.

After Avalon’s tanks and guns lose a massive confrontation against the Knights and magic of Sparo, they finally agree to peace talks.

Laney and the other Templars are chosen to lead the peace envoy that travels to the mysterious land of the north, which has so much of the technology from the Great Wizards of the Before.

The mission is put in peril when they learn who leads the Avalonian peace envoy.

Overtures of peace, amazing discoveries, and duplicitous actions make this the most dangerous mission that Laney, Celeste, and their allies have ever embarked upon. Their actions will mean either the end of hostilities, saving countless thousands of lives on both sides, or the re-ignition of the war between the two lands.

 

MONITORING MALICE
Malice Series
Book 23
by K’Anne Meinel

Mystery

Alice is home and must explain to Kathy why she watched her family go on with their lives and didn’t show herself.

While she watches her wife being set up by thugs in positions of authority and is forced to witness Kathy’s first foray into dating since being widowed, Alice struggles to control her murderous temper! She must learn to be patient…very patient.

Come along for the ride as we see things from Alice’s distinct point of view.

 

KILLER INSTINCT
by Barbara Winkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Thriller

Joanna’s career ends after she kills a murderer and fails to cover her tracks. After serving a prison sentence, she struggles to pick up the pieces. The only person from her old life still keeping in touch is Vanessa, the Internal Affairs Inspector who was the lead investigator in Joanna’s case. Guilt and open questions define their tentative friendship.

When there’s a new development in one of Joanna’s old cases, she can’t stay away, even at the cost of losing everything…including Rue, the woman she’s been falling for…

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

MEANT TO BE
by Jea Hawkins
narrated by Lori Prince

The girl who got away.

Twenty years ago, best friends Alice and Misty shared a kiss…

…and then their entire relationship unraveled.

Alice Cavanaugh has spent the past twenty years trying to forget her best friend’s betrayal. She moved on with her life as a single mother and librarian in her hometown. But when Alice finds out Misty is coming for their high school reunion, she can no longer hide her feelings.

In 1996, Misty Morse promised Alice they would go to Seattle together, so Misty could pursue her dream of being a musician. With one quick, fearful decision, though, Misty ended up on her own. And she has regretted it ever since.

When Misty returns, the former friends are thrown together for more than a week in small-town Vermont. Can Alice forgive Misty for leaving her behind all those years ago? And will Misty tell Alice how she really felt about her all along?

 

BRIDGE
by Rain McAlistair
narrated by Madeleine Brolly

Natash is a woman with a problem. The party lifestyle that she enjoyed with her partner, Helen is about to come crashing to an abrupt end.

While she battles with her addiction she meets the charismatic Caroline who has the way of life that she yearns for.

As Helen resists all change, Natasha searches for the bridge to a better life and finds herself facing hard choices.


 

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Interview with Kiki Archer

It’s a great honor to welcome Kiki Archer.

Before we begin, thanks so much for stopping by today for a chat.

Thank you so much and thank you for all your support with my latest release, I really appreciate it.

Tell us a bit about where you grew up and how your upbringing has influenced your writing?

I grew up in a tiny village called Forthampton in Gloucestershire – imagine Downton Abby… a country estate owned by a rich family, we weren’t the rich family, we had the old thatched cottage complete with pig sheds.

I don’t think my upbringing has influenced my writing… maybe I’d be even ruder if I didn’t have such Christian parents who have a ‘standing’ in the village.  They say they read my books, but we don’t discuss it, it’s one of those things that’s best left!

I’ve never written a book based in a tiny community… but you’ve just given me a new idea!

What was the first lesfic novel you read? How did it impact you?

It was Clare Ashton’s Penance. She kindly contacted me to introduce herself back in 2012 saying it looked like we were the new authors on the block and that we should beta read each other’s work… we did and we’ve been firm friends ever since. It impacted my life and work hugely as I honestly had no idea there was a world of lesfic out there. I knew about Sarah Waters, but that was it. I wrote my first novel But She Is My Student without any clue if there would be a market for it, but there was and I haven’t looked back since.

However, once I’d read Penance I realised I’d plonked myself into this wonderful world of lesfic with a novel that wasn’t quite up to scratch… come on, who can compete with Clare Ashton?! So it made me try harder – and I think I got there around Too Late… I Love You, 6 novels in! Not competing with Clare obviously, that will never happen, just producing really good lesfic that I’m proud to say I wrote.

When did you know you wanted to write and why lesbian fiction?

I didn’t. I still don’t. I fell into this career and I’ve been riding the wave ever since. I was a secondary school PE teacher before having my children and that’s where my heart lies. I am grateful though that I have a job that fits around my children. They’re my priority in life and writing enables me to be the best mum I can, so for that I’ll be forever grateful.

What inspired your latest novel, The Way you Smile?

My boring life. I dedicated the book to: ‘All of the mothers surviving. I feel you.’  And it’s not just for mothers, its for any woman feeling tired. Life can be so hard and monotonous. You sometimes lose who you are, or maybe even who you wanted to be. The Way You Smile lets you vicariously experience excitement and enjoyment through Camila’s story and hopefully it can remind us all that there’s life in us yet!

How do you overcome writer’s block? 

I don’t think I’ve ever had writer’s block, I just sometimes don’t fancy writing. I do try and treat it like a job, sitting in my office and working between the school-run times. I never write in the evening or at weekend as I need absolute silence and life with a ten and eleven year old means there’s vey rarely absolute silence. I also get called for coffee with friends a lot and I never say no as that would be rude.

How do you balance writing, being a mom, and life in general?

Being a mum will always come above everything else. Next comes friends and extended family, and then writing’s just something I do when I’m alone – which is often 9.00a.m. – 3.00a.m. Mon-Fri. But I’d never tell someone I couldn’t meet them during that time, or say I couldn’t help up at the school because I was ‘writing.’ It is my job, but it’s a job that I can be very flexible with.

What advice would you give to someone who is afraid to chase their dreams?

What’s the worst that can happen? Chase. Run fast. Go like the clappers. Life is so short and it’s gone in the blink of an eye so make memories, make mistakes, have fun and do what makes you happy.

Tell us about your production company with Jade Winters.

Winters Archer Productions is alive and kicking and progressing at a nice pace. We’ve just premiered the extended trailer for the But She Is My Student film at Clexacon in London and we’re now using it to attract more funding. We’re still in the headspace of: Go Big Or Go Home! … If we’re doing this we’re doing this properly and properly means HUGE investment.

Rapid fire questions: 

  1. Favorite snack food: Thai.
  2. Favorite movie: Pretty Woman.
  3. Favorite song: Anything by Whitney or Mariah.
  4. The one thing you can’t stand: Cucumber.
  5. Morning or night person: Both.
  6. If you could have one superhuman power, what would it be: To eat, drink, socialise and be merry without the consequences.
  7. Have you started Christmas shopping yet: Yes, and I am putting my decoration up this weekend. My house is so hot that the tree will be dead mid December.
  8. If you could travel to any place in the world right now, where would you go: The beach in Cuba… pure paradise.
  9. Favorite novel: The Roy Grace series by Peter James.
  10. Have you started writing your next novel: Yes, it’s called Say You’ll Love Me Again and I LOVE IT!

Thanks so much for chatting today.

No, thank you, really great enjoyable questions xxx

 

THE WAY YOU SMILE

Chick-Lit Romance

Real life doesn’t play out like a movie. Electric connections mostly mean you’ve got static in your jumper. Camila Moore knows that; she’s not daft. She has two teenage boys and bills to pay, plus the only man she’s ever been with has traded her in for a gym bunny.

Returning to work’s the answer, but when she finds herself in the wrong room, wrong place at the wrong time, the last thing she expects is to be promoted out of obscurity into the arms of Harriet Imogen Pearson, media darling, hotshot entrepreneur and notorious lesbian playgirl.

Camila can’t believe it; she’s an ordinary woman, nothing special – in her view – so what’s Harriet’s motivation? What’s her end game?

Are Camila’s feelings just infatuation or is it real life love?


 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Lambda Literary Award finalist, Kiki Archer is the author of nine best-selling, award-winning lesbian fiction novels. Guardian Pride Power List 2017 and 2018.

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: November 27th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

 

NEW BOOKS

DRAWING THE LINE
Cops and Docs
Book 4
by KD.Williamson

Romance

Pediatric resident Dr. Dani Russell is focused on her career and there’s no room for anything else since her last relationship crashed and burned. She’s seen as standoffish and cold to everyone except her patients and her best friend Rick. That’s just fine with her.

Detective Rebecca Wells, newly appointed to Atlanta’s Juvenile Missing Person Unit, is a woman in a state of flux and on a mission to fix her unsatisfying personal life. That means reaching out to her ex, Dani, to make amends. But after sizing up the once warm, friendly woman she loved, Rebecca can’t believe how unrecognizable she now is or how hurt she is.

Is it too late for them? Has too much time passed to make things right?

An enemies-to-lovers, second-chance lesbian romance that’s powerful, sizzling, thought-provoking, and everything in between.

 

A SWEDISH CHRISTMAS FAIRY TALE
by A. E. Radley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Romance

Amber Tate is about to lose her job at a London publishing house. And it’s nearly Christmas.

Her boss gives her one last chance. Sadly, it’s the impossible task of obtaining the rights to the popular Lund Collection of fairy tales.

The rights to the fairy tales are held by the author’s granddaughter, Emilia Lund, who lives a reclusive life in Sweden and has steadfastly refused to talk to anyone about the rights for the last several years.

However, in order to convince her one and only friend that she can be sociable, Emilia agrees to invite Amber – under strict conditions – to the cosy setting of wintry Sweden.

They both agree to this vital meeting for their own separate reasons. Except… things never pan out quite as planned, do they?

 

VENGEANCE
I Found My Heart In San Francisco
Book 22
by Susan X Meagher

Romance

It’s easy, not to mention tempting, to blithely commit some serious errors in judgment when you’re young. Most of them become distant memories as the years tick by. But every once in a while a youthful indiscretion is more like a ticking time bomb, counting down until it blows.

Catherine Smith has had her share of misfortune, but few of her travails have shaken her like the revelation she faces now. It’s unsettled every part of her life; from her relationship with Giacomo, to Jamie, and even to Jennie. All she wants is some time alone to grapple with her feelings, but when you’re raising a high school student, your time is not your own. Her instinct is to run and hide, but she desperately needs the love and support of her family. Trying to hide a secret prevents those who love you from offering the right kind of support, though, so Catherine has to struggle to balance her needs with those of the people she loves the most. Sadly, her instincts are not great.

Jamie once again feels shut out, and she has a hard time dealing with it. But she’s so busy, with Aisling visiting, and starting her final semester of real estate classes at Cal that she’s largely able to play the waiting game.

Of course, when Ryan O’Flaherty’s in the mix, free time is never in abundance. Ryan’s trying to spend time with Aisling, Caitlin, and the new O’Flaherty Cousin’s Project while taking a full class load at Cal, and training for the AIDS Ride. And in her spare time, she’s determined to find out what’s bothering Catherine.

Just another few months amidst the mayhem of Clan O’Flaherty-Evans, the liveliest spot in town.

 

FINDING FAITH
Journey of Exploration
Book 3
by JA Armstrong

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Erotic Romance

Sadie Watkins has lost her faith—or so she thinks.

Sadie’s life once appeared the picture of success—an accomplished prosecutor with an adoring wife and two beautiful children. After an amicable yet painful divorce, and a 360-degree turn in her career, Sadie believes she has accepted what her future holds. Planning, structure, and familiarity are here things Sadie prizes. At forty-nine, she remains best friends with her ex-wife, Julie. She’s learned to accept the addition of Julie’s partner, Becca in her life and the lives of their two teenage children, Kaylee and Kevin. If not always fulfilling, Sadie’s life has become comfortably familiar. That is until she collides with a young musician named Faith Devine.

Eighteen years Sadie’s junior, Faith is an adventurer. The driving force between a popular local band called Divine Intervention, Faith is insanely curious about everything, not the least of which is Sadie Watkins. As Sadie and Faith’s friendship blossoms, Sadie will find the comfort she finds in familiarity challenged by Faith’s spirit of exploration and her honesty. Falling in love is the easy part of starting a relationship. Learning to let go of the past without fearing the future requires something greater than excitement and attraction. Sadie is about to discover the meaning of FINDING FAITH.

Finding Faith is the third installment in a series of short-story erotic romances by best-selling author J.A. Armstrong.

 

LOVE UNDER FIRE
by Ellie Spark

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Kristin Clark, a beloved elementary school teacher, discovers the power of a single disapproving voice. Her lifestyle brought into question, and false accusations made by one student’s father, sees Kristin suspended from her position and her career in potential ruin. How can she win when it’s her word against his?

Ex Michelin Star chef, Taylor O’Connell, has sworn off relationships with women who aren’t honest and open about their sexuality. Happy in her unconventional day job, and rediscovering her love for cooking, Taylor is making small steps in an attempt to move forward from recent heartbreak.

When the two women’s worlds intersect, the reality of their situations quickly diminishes the unexpected attraction they feel for each other. Kristin’s need to be discreet, and Taylor’s need for openness, defies compatibility. Will the fear and ignorance of others shape their futures, or will they fight for the right to live and love on their own terms?

 

BREAKING MAE’S CURSE
by Amy DeMeritt

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

What happens when a lesbian samurai refuses to marry the king? He kills her lover and then orders his sorceress to curse her to immortality as a five-inch-tall woman, of course.Fast forward almost 600 years.Mae’s plan to try to meet a beautiful woman backfires and instead she befriends a young IT nerd who is all too excited to try to help her break her curse – which requires a woman to fall in love with her.Can a five-inch tall lesbian samurai find love? Can Mae’s curse be broken? Or will the enemies of her past come back to destroy everything?

 

SHATTER ME
by Kim Hartfield

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Lora is a kind-hearted, mature, capable young woman – in the eyes of everyone but her girlfriend. She puts up with verbal abuse, but when Chantel gets physical, she knows it’s time to leave. Gathering her courage, she escapes to a women’s shelter. With her new kitten at her side, she hopes to make a fresh start.

Sydney is shocked to see Lora walk into the shelter. As her former professor, she knows how smart and capable Lora is. She vows to help the younger woman in any way she can. When she begins to mentor Lora, they connect over feminist issues and trashy movies – and Sydney finds herself falling for Lora’s sad eyes and broken smile.

Will Lora break free of her abusive ex and forge a new path with Sydney? Or will she go back to the woman who’s already shattered her once?

 

THE PERSONAL TRAINER
Jade’s Erotic Adventure
Book 11
by Victoria Rush

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Erotica

When lonely divorcée Jade notices some subtle changes in her figure, she decides to set up a workout routine to get back into shape. She makes an appointment at her local health club for a personal training session and is floored by how beautiful and shapely her instructor is.

As her trainer begins to put her through her paces, Jade gets increasingly turned on watching the girl’s sexy body. By the end of her first workout, she experiences a secret climax pumping out the last rep.

Hoping for some more privacy at her next training session, Jade books an appointment at the trainer’s personal fitness studio. What happens next surprises her, as her coach puts her through an increasingly intimate set of exercises, until they end up in an intense partnered activity that pushes them both through their limits…

 

WRONGLY ACCUSED
by Erin Wade

Action & Adventure / Romance

When esteemed surgeon Dawn Fairchild is wrongly accused of vehicular manslaughter, her world is turned up side down. Sentenced to two years in a federal women’s prison Dawn encounters a side of life she didn’t know existed. Caged with drug addicts, killers and rapist, she is surprised when her knight in shinning armor is a scrawny, scrappy redhead serving time for drug addiction and prostitution. A woman she couldn’t bring herself to shake hands with for fear of touching her.

You will laugh, cry and cheer for these two unlikely friends as they navigate the horrors of a prison ran by a no-nonsense warden with her own plans for Dr. Dawn Fairchild.

 

THE KER AT THERMOPYLAE
Thermopylae Bound Series
Book 3
by Belinda Harrison

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Fantasy Romance

Everyone has secrets. But what has Leandros kept from Skylar that would cause her to turn from him, perhaps forever, and should she believe what others tell her over the man who has cared for her and taught her for twenty winters?

After their challenges and adventures in the south, Skylar and Alexis return to Trachis where King Agrias grants Skylar permission to betroth his daughter. Skylar forms an important alliance with Cleomenes, King of Sparta, to gain the privilege and quell those who would oppose the union. With their wedding feast complete and the announcement of their child made, another new beginning emerges for Skylar: as Princess of Trachis.

But before their child’s birthing day arrives, Ares decides it is time Skylar learned who she really is, and what she means to him and the Keres. He gifts her with an amulet and as Skylar tests her abilities and falls under the amulet’s intoxicating spell, she risks losing everyone and everything she has come to love. And she may not care.

Leandros does the only thing he can to break her from the spell, but neither the child, Alexis or Skylar may survive what lies ahead the next few moons.

 

SIGIL FIRE
by Erzabet Bishop

Paranormal Fantasy

Sonia is a succubus with one goal: stay off Hell’s radar. But when succubi start to die, including her sometimes lover, Jeannie, she’s drawn into battle between good and evil and a past that isn’t ready to let her go.

Fae is a blood witch turned vampire, running a tattoo parlor and trading her craft for blood. She notices that something isn’t right on the streets of her city. The denizens of Hell are restless.

With the aid of her nest mate, Perry, and his partner, Charley, she races against time before the next victim falls. The killer has a target in his sights, and Sonia might not live to see the dawn.

This edition includes new edits and First Christmas: A Sigil Fire Holiday Story.

 

THE CURSE OF THE OLD WOODS
Grievance Committee Chronicles
Book 1
by Elizabeth Andre

Paranormal / Supernatural Suspense

Two rival lesbian paranormal investigators. A dangerous cursed entity. Long dark nights in the old woods.

Maya Nicholas doesn’t need any help finding ghosts. They find her and talk to her all the time.

Julie Sussman doesn’t need any help either. She solves plenty of cases, both normal and paranormal, without any special abilities.

When they learn that both of them have been hired to find a teenager, lost decades ago in the haunted Promontory Woods, they are not happy. But when they find the teenager’s ghost and discover that she, along with many other spirits, are being held captive by an evil entity, they have to work together.

Or they, along with many others, will never leave the woods again.

 

THE DOLL MAKER
by Claire Highton-Stevenson

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Mystery & Detective

A body turns up in a field. She’s blonde and her eyes have been gouged out. DI Sophie Whitton knows it’s him – The man the press has dubbed: The Doll Maker. Whitton and her team must act fast if they are to stop anyone else falling victim to The Doll Maker.With an innate need to seek the truth and find justice for the dead, DI Whitton risks losing it all, including her long-term relationship with live-in lover, Yvonne, as she strives to find a killer, and maybe even herself along the way.

 

A WORLD OF DEMONS
A Detective Amy Sadler Mystery
Book 4
by Michelle Arnold

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Mystery

A body is found in the woods, covered in tally marks…Homicide detective Amy Sadler and her wife, forensic pathologist Lira Sadler, have seen this before. Soon other bodies appear, each one reminiscent of a different case the two women have worked on. Someone with a very personal grudge is trying to send them a message, and they need to work it out before it’s too late.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

THE MIRACLE GIRL
Book 1
by T.B. Markinson
narrated by TJ Richards

JJ returns to her Colorado hometown after she’s promoted to turn around a dying newspaper. She’s forced to work with the woman she secretly loved during her college years, many years ago. Both are keeping secrets that could ruin their second chance at love. Must JJ lose everything in order to gain a life more fully her own?


 

A SWING AT LOVE
by Harper & Caroline Bliss
narrated by Carmen Rose

On the fairway of life, love comes when you least expect it.

Diane Thompson is happy enough. Her successful accounting firm allows her plenty of time to play all the golf she wants and enjoy her life in small Sussex village Tynebury. She’s finally over the divorce from her husband, but potential suitors are few and far between for a 50-something woman in the English countryside.

Tamsin Foxley is determined to keep matters of the heart separated from her new teaching job at the Royal Tynebury Golf Club after a disastrous romantic experience put an end to her previous employment. She has also vowed to no longer fall for women almost half her age.

When the new season starts at the golf club, Diane and Tamsin become fast friends. Their feelings for each other quickly go in an unexpected direction and they both have to reevaluate what it is they want from life. Can Diane overcome her fear of falling for a woman? And can Tamsin accept her taste in women may have changed?



 

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For details about the sale and how to enter one or more of your books, please visit this page.

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New Lesfic Goodies: November 20th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

 

NEW BOOKS

 

THE WAY YOU SMILE
by Kiki Archer

Chick-Lit Romance

Real life doesn’t play out like a movie. Electric connections mostly mean you’ve got static in your jumper. Camila Moore knows that; she’s not daft. She has two teenage boys and bills to pay, plus the only man she’s ever been with has traded her in for a gym bunny.

Returning to work’s the answer, but when she finds herself in the wrong room, wrong place at the wrong time, the last thing she expects is to be promoted out of obscurity into the arms of Harriet Imogen Pearson, media darling, hotshot entrepreneur and notorious lesbian playgirl.

Camila can’t believe it; she’s an ordinary woman, nothing special – in her view – so what’s Harriet’s motivation? What’s her end game?

Are Camila’s feelings just infatuation or is it real life love?

 

MORE THAN WORDS
Pink Bean Series
Book 9
by Harper Bliss

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Building walls around your heart is much easier than breaking them down

Katherine Jones has said goodbye to her old job as a luxury lesbian escort and embarked on a new adventure with her best friend Rocco: opening a third branch of the Pink Bean coffee shop.

Rocco’s aunt, Hera Walker, is tasked with renovating the building of the new Pink Bean. It’s Hera’s first job after recovering from the sudden death of her long-term partner and she finds it hard to reconnect with her former life. Her first new client being an ex-call girl isn’t exactly helping.

Can Hera find the open-mindedness to see Katherine for who she truly is? And will Katherine, who has never suffered fools gladly, be able to break down the wall Hera has built around her?

 

WINTER HEARTS

Holiday Romance Anthology

13 Festive Tales from 13 Authors
Over 860 pages of seasonal cheer

Including:

Eliza Andrews – Her Holiday Song
Lila Bruce – Easier Said Than Done (A Love Bites Christmas)
Giselle Fox – The Perfectly Imperfect Storm
Anne Hagan – A Sweetwater Christmas
Jea Hawkins – Full Circle: A Must Love Chickens Christmas
Cara Malone – Christmas in Angel Valley
TB Markinson – A Christmas Miracle
Susan X Meagher – Family Matters
A.E. Radley – Holly Hollydays
Adan Ramie – Drive Me Wild
Emma Sterner-Radley – Greengage Holiday Cheer
Em Stevens – The Gift
Natasha West – Stock Take

All profits from this festive box set will be donated to The Trevor Project and to Stonewall

 

NORTHERN LIGHTS
by Lise Gold

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Holiday Romance

Hannah Hudson decides to take a break from her busy restaurant and her life in London after her girlfriend, who she thought she’d spend her life with, suddenly walks out on her. She travels to a small boutique hotel in Kirkenes, Norway, hoping to spend a peaceful and relaxing Christmas by herself.

Kristine Miller loves adventure. A bank manager living in a small town in Louisiana, she’ll take every opportunity she can get to explore the world. Kristine travels to Norway hoping to see the famous northern lights but when she meets Hannah, a fellow guest at her hotel, she realizes soon enough that the northern lights might not be the most fascinating thing there.

Both women expected Christmas in Norway to be special but neither of them expected it to bring magic into their lives…

 

HOLIDAYS & MORE
by Erzabet Bishop

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Holiday Erotic Romance

A special, tantalizing collection of lesbian fiction shorts featuring holiday stories & more.

Variety is the spice of life and this selection of lesfic stories delivers. Fall in love with old flames, play at a kinky bookshop, tame the rink with derby girls, and fall in love with a shifter cop in this collection of a dozen short stories by USA Today Bestselling Author Erzabet Bishop!

 

WHEN STARS ALIGN
by Cara Malone

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Nat Butler is a rock goddess.

A goddess with a penthouse apartment, a long-running career, fans across the globe… and nothing real to hold onto.

Her recording contract is up, and when an ugly breakup drags Nat into the tabloids, she decides the universe is telling her to take a break from LA. She’s ready to build something of her own – something real – so she heads back to her Ohio hometown to scout a local band in the hopes of starting a production company.

Instead of an answer to her problems, Nat finds Christy there – a former lover Nat left behind when she got her big break.

Once a passionate athlete and a shy but vibrant girl, Christy is a shadow of her former self after a painful divorce ruined the plans she’d made for her life, took away her dream home and turned her world upside down.

And despite Nat’s enthusiasm, she’s not too happy to see the woman who broke her heart fifteen years ago.

Things in Ohio aren’t looking much better than LA, but Nat knows that the universe brought her back into Christy’s world for a reason and she’s determined to make amends while she chases her own dreams.

Universe, you better know what you’re doing.

 

THE MAKEOVER CHALLENGE
by Marian Snowe

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Who expects to fall in love on reality TV?

Certainly not Charlie Vega, a burnt-out fashionista in desperate need of inspiration. Neither does Francesca Davies, a rock-climbing internet celebrity with a family who thinks a woman’s worth is measured by her husband. The two of them are competing on the hit reality series “The Makeover Challenge” for very different reasons, but when they get paired up as a team, the road to victory gets a lot more complicated.

With so little in common, it’s surprising that their chemistry is immediate, but it isn’t long before each woman finds herself intensely attracted to the other. With their complicated baggage, neither is exactly ready for love, but they’re certainly not averse to some steamy encounters…that are bound to get them into hot water.

Could they even make a real relationship work on a show that’s actually nothing like reality?

 

KAT’S NINE LIVES
by Laina Villeneuve

Romance

Wedding bells are ringing for Kat Morehart—just not her own. When the church she works for refuses to let a gay couple marry in the sanctuary, she aims to make it up to them by offering her home as the perfect venue. It will take an act of faith to pull it off at the historic home she shares with her quirky parents.

Caterer Wendy Archer enjoys the business Kat directs her way and their friendship even more. Though she loves how much Kat cares for others, Wendy has to wonder at times how she fits into Kat’s life.

As they work together to create the perfect setting for the wedding, Kat and Wendy struggle to fight what simmers between them.

 

IT’S ALL COMING BACK TO ME
by Michelle Marra

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance / Drama

Laurel Matthews, a young aspiring psychiatrist and her long-term, psychiatrist girlfriend Samantha Harrison, are ready to rescue the world from the grips of mental illness. But when Sam ends their relationship, Laurel’s life takes another path, and she is thrust into the spotlight in a whirlwind of overnight success. Laurel creates a blog stemming from her bitterness and antipathy towards love that goes viral and launches her into the limelight. As the blog turns into a nationwide talk show ‘Ask Dr. Laurel,’ she is plunged into the chaotic world of superstardom. Reinventing herself, she embarks on a journey of fame, fortune, and promiscuity that turns her into a hardhearted player, and she enjoys every minute of the spotlight and of course, the women. However, when an enraged husband of one of a jilted lover shows up on set with a gun, Laurel’s life is turned upside down. After months in a coma, she will face the greatest challenge of her life as she tries to recover all that was lost. And never in her wildest dreams would she have imagined that Samantha Harrison, the source of all her pain, to be a part of that challenge. But Laurel will continue to struggle as these old ghosts haunt her while she tries to regain the life she lost.

 

VETTED AGAIN
by K’Anne Meinel

Action & Adventure Romance

Allyssa Herriot and her wife Fiona, are experiencing growing pains in this marriage of theirs. From the large animal practice they established on their ranch, to the horse rescue, to their growing family…all will put strains on the marriage as well as themselves physically, emotionally, and economically. Add in outside influences like the well-meaning friends, family, and volunteers and these things can add to the stress.

Trying to make a living on the remote ranch is hard enough, but in this modern day and age keeping up on the latest technology and ideas can motivate some and keep others from venturing outside of their comfortable little nest.

Will Allyssa and Fiona rise above the problems or fail not only at their marriage but at the businesses they have established together?

Join the continuing saga, a ranch, a rescue, a thriving veterinary practice and their lives as they juggle the things they are building together for themselves and their family.

 

HAZARDS OF THE HEART
by Charlie Conwell

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Action & Adventure

Fast approaching World Number One professional golfer Kate Bedford goes from competition to competition. She is the queen of the fairways and is always in demand. Her life revolves around practice and tournaments. She loves the thrill of the sport and the battle to be the best. To everyone on the outside it looks as if she has it all. Kate wants love, but something holds her back from allowing anyone in. A secret past that stifles her and one that she has hidden for years. Sawyer Banks is the public relations officer for the tour players and she is one distraction that Kate craves. Can she open her heart and have the girl and the glory?

With a multiple homicide Kate’s life is thrown into oblivion. What will she do when the life she has worked so hard for is ripped from her? Can she let Sawyer in and share her secret with her and get her life back?

 

THE CURSE OF DOLL ISLAND
by Ocean

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Paranormal Suspense Thriller

It’s the year 1732. A Shaman has performed ‘The Curse of the Damned’ on two women, trapping their tormented souls in wax dolls, and banishing them to a tiny island located between Key West and Cuba.

Fast forward to 2019. Rosie Moorea is a simple girl who lives an unassuming life. Her friends convince her that she needs to give herself a fun adventure. Overcoming long standing anxieties, she books a solo vacation. All is uneventful until she meets the charismatic, professional skateboarding movie star, Devin Fitzroy, who convinces her to go on a picnic. With a setting sun and an approaching storm, they end up on an island rumored to be haunted by cursed dolls.

Rosie and Devin don’t believe the rumors that the dolls come alive when the sun goes down. However, they’re about to discover there’s more to worry about than bugs and snakes when they find themselves stranded on an island that holds many secrets, most of them evil.

Forced to confront their own fears and insecurities, the women are thrown into situations that require quick wit and bravery to survive. Will they survive the night to see the sun rise or will something more evil than they could ever have imagined get to them first?

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

WALTZING ON THE DANUBE
by Miranda MacLeod
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

They’re the only two single ladies on the Lesbian Love Boat. Can opposites attract?

Jeanie Brooks is a small town history teacher who sometimes leaps before she looks, but when she books a last minute river cruise for lesbian singles, she knows she’ll have no regrets. Two weeks of beautiful women and glorious adventure against the backdrop of Europe’s most famous cities—what more could she want?

Eleanor Fielding is an actuarial accountant from Manhattan, and an expert at assessing risk from every angle. Analytical and reserved, the only thing worse than spending the summer floating around with a gaggle of desperate single women is the prospect of her sister nagging her for all eternity if she refuses to go.

But thanks to a ticketing error, Jeanie and Eleanor unexpectedly find themselves the only two eligible women on the Danube. What starts as an awkward alliance to salvage some enjoyment from the trip soon transforms into something more.

When it comes to love, can this odd-couple learn to dance to the same rhythm?

 

THE HANGOVER
The Vincenti Series
by Emma Nichols
narrated by Nicole Blessing

Eva continues to self-destruct, and Rosa faces the very real possibility of losing the woman she loves. Does Eva have the inner strength to turn her life around once and for all, or will the circumstances she faces conspire against her?

As Vincenti secrets are revealed, and honest conversations take place about the past, will Lauren and Anna grow closer?

And who is Carine Delfosse?

This is the concluding novel of the Amazon best-selling lesbian romance series – The Vincenti Series: Finding You (Book 1) and Remember Us (Book 2).

 

MEDIA DARLING
by Fiona Riley
narrated by Lori Prince

Hayley Carpenter has always dreamed of being a famous screenwriter, but dreams don’t pay bills and LA living isn’t cheap. So when a temp position at a celebrity gossip magazine becomes available, she goes after it.

Emerson Sterling has been acting since she was little, but a rough patch as a teenager has given her a bad rap in Hollywood. Just when she thinks her dream role can turn around the public’s image of her, a conflict with her co-star and America’s Sweetheart, Rachel Blanche, puts her on the front cover of every magazine, the villain once again.

Rumors swirl that the starlets’ feud started in the bedroom, and Hayley accidentally overhears a conversation between Emerson and Rachel that could lead to the biggest scoop of her career. Will Hayley follow the story, or will her irresistible attraction to Emerson and the secrets Emerson is desperate to keep buried ruin both their careers…and their chance at love?


 

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Interview with Renee Roman

Bold Strokes Books author Renee Roman is here!

Before we begin, thanks so much for stopping by today for a chat.

Thanks so much for having me and for the great program you provide to lesbian fiction readers and writers.

You grew up with three older brothers. What was that like? Were they uber protective? Pranksters?

Ha, funny you should ask. My brothers are 10, 11, and 12 years older than me and they all lived at home at one point during my early years. The eldest and I were at odds most of the time. (I think he was secretly jealous of my father’s affection toward me.) The middle brother was always in so much trouble he rarely bothered. My youngest brother and I have always been close…friends from the time I was barely a teenager.  We knew how to have fun, and we sometimes got in trouble together. 😊

Where do you live now and how does it influence your writing?

I live in Albany, NY, same city I grew up in. There are familiar settings and references in my books. I love living where there’s changes in seasons, and I’d be hard pressed to live where the weather is always the same. A cozy cabin, a crackling fire…the stuff dreams, and romances, are made of.

Recently you attended Women’s Week in Provincetown. How was it and what was the most memorable experience?

I love P-town! It’s always been the lesbian mecca of the east coast. If you haven’t been its hard to explain. There’s such a deep sense of community, family, there. It’s quaint and beautiful. 2017 was my first year attending as an author and while I didn’t have a book out yet, I did get to participate in panels. That was fun. This year I had two books available, Epicurean Delights (released in January 2018) and Stroke of Fate (Exclusively available in P-town, and general release in November 2018).  I did two readings and signing. I enjoyed meeting readers and authors, and forming new connections…the sharing of love for the written word, is a gift.

What was the first lesbian book you read and did it inspire you to write lesfic?

Some may be surprised to know it was Venus Envy and Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown. I read them consecutively. At the time, I’m not sure I even realized it was lesfic. I was in high school and a voracious reader. I read everything I could get my hands on. It wasn’t until decades later I discovered Safe Harbor by Radclyffe. That’s the one that did it for me. I was hooked and remember saying, “I’m going to write these kind of stories.”

What genre(s) do you write and why?

Lesbian romance, intrigue, and erotica. I’ve never been an “in the box” type of person. I break the “rules” when it comes to most conventions, including the notion that an author needs to stay in her chosen genre. Why limit my creativity? I love a good “Happily Ever After,” as well as erotic tales that get my (and readers 😊) libido amped up. Romantic intrigue and romantic suspense are harder to craft because of the two parallel story arcs that need to be carefully interwoven. I like reading all genres, so why not write them?

I’m also a panster. For those that don’t know, a panster (Someone who writes by the seat of their pants.) is an author who doesn’t outline a story before it’s written. All my novels start with a single line or paragraph, or a character, and everything else develops from there.

Tell us about your latest release. What inspired this story?

Stroke of Fate is a romantic intrigue. Jade Rivers is an author who finds herself on the NY Times Best Sellers list and is suddenly in the mainstream literary world. She has an encounter with a zealot at an LGBTQ event and her publicist insists she hire protection. Sean Moore is ex-Secret Service who was involved in a political scandal and left for the private sector. It’s been a favorite of mine since I wrote the first line. I love these characters. They have weaknesses they try to hide (Don’t we all?), but there’s so much more to them. Jade was the initial impetus for this novel. She’s is facing the loneliness of living between two worlds…fantasy and reality. Sean became her bodyguard and the perfect counterpart in the relationship. She is everything Jade isn’t.

Hard copies were available exclusively at P-town, but available from Bold Strokes Books on November 1st, everywhere books are sold on November 15, 2018.

What kind of research did you do before penning Stroke of Fate?

Well, the author part was easy (smiling). There’s so much that happens internally. I am constantly writing, constantly formulating scenes and scenarios. I pulled from some of my own experiences for Jade. I did quite a bit of research into the Secret Service, positions in the State, political policies, etc. for Sean and her role. A lot of the research I do never reaches the pages and I think that’s true for most authors, but it helps to round out the characters and give them depth.

I hear you enjoy cooking. If you were cooking a romantic meal for your wife Sue, what would it be?

Ah…now there’s a novel waiting to happen. It would be one of her favorites, chicken parmesan with spaghetti, garlic bread, and Caesar salad. Candles and wine would round it out. And for dessert, well… I’ll leave that to the reader’s imagination.

You have two frisky felines. Do they keep you company while your write and have they ever appeared in any of your stories?

Sassy is Sue’s girl and Gizmo (a tuxedo) is mine. They will both come and join me in my study. Gizmo likes to sit behind me and purr. Sassy wants attention, so she rubs on everything she can. She’ll push under my hand if I’m typing, wanting to be pet. She also has a pen/pencil and a post-it note fetish. She’s definitely a handful at times. You know, I’ve yet to write a pet in one of my novels, but I like the idea.

Thanks so much for chatting today.

It was a pleasure meeting you in the UK. Thank you so much for the opportunity to speak with you and your followers.

 

STROKE OF FATE

Sean Moore is a dedicated agent for the Secret Service until a political scandal forces her into the private sector, making her question the values she has always held true. Jade Rivers has only ever wanted to be a writer. A breakout success catapults her into the mainstream literary world and she couldn’t be happier, but fame comes with a high price.

When an religious fanatic becomes a stalker and threatens her life, Jade hires Sean to be her personal bodyguard. Neither expects the instant attraction that sizzles between them. Will the perfect working relationship end in disaster when Sean’s true feelings for Jade are revealed? And can Sean protect Jade before the stalker ends any chance they have of finding the kind of love that’s always been missing from their lives?

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Renee Roman writes lesbian romance, mystery, and erotica. Her first novel, Epicurean Delights, was published in January 2018 by Bold Stokes Books. Her second work, Stroke of Fate, released November 2018. She will have an erotic short, On Her Trail, in the anthology Escape to Pleasure (also by Bold Strokes Books) available January 2019. Her third novel, Where the Lies Hide, is scheduled for release in August 2019. She’d love to hear from readers and is happy to discuss her works and writing with you.

 

CONNECT WITH RENEE ROMAN

Facebook / Website / Bold Strokes Books

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

 

 

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Lesfic Announcements: November 13th Edition

Dear Lesfic fan,

I’m on holiday this week, but I don’t want to leave you hanging, so there’s a fab opportunity to preorder an anthology at a great price and other deals on offer. 

The November 20th edition of the newsletter will return to its usual format.

Cheers,

TB

PREORDER ALERT

Preorder WINTER HEARTS for $0.99

13 Festive F/F Fiction Tales from 13 Authors 

Eliza Andrews / Lila Bruce / Giselle Fox / Anne Hagan / Jea Hawkins / Cara Malone /

TB Markinson / Susan X Meagher / A.E. Radley / Adan Ramie /

Emma Sterner-Radley / Em Stevens /  Natasha West

Over 860 pages of seasonal cheer for women who love women

All profits from this festive box set will be donated to The Trevor Project and to Stonewall

Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS / Other Stores

 

SALE ALERT

 

THE HIDDEN ONE
by T. B. Markinson

FREE (Today Only) $4.99

Mock election. Real world danger. Ainsley’s relationship and reputation may not survive the campaign trail. If you like romance that defies the odds, a satirical take on current events, and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love T.B. Markinson’s compelling tale. 

 

HOLME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
by Miranda MacLeod

$2.99 $6.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

An American musician with a broken heart meets a local farmer with a hidden past on a holiday house swap in Yorkshire. A charming romantic comedy that will fill your heart with holiday cheer!

 

 

NEW TO KINDLE UNLIMITED

 

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
by Clare Lydon

This Christmas, Tori Hammond is on a mission to find love. Her ideal present under the tree would be a shiny new girlfriend, so she gives herself one month to find one. Love Christmas? Love romantic comedies? Then you need to read All I Want For Christmas and prepare to be swept off your festive feet! This book, along with the other five in the All I Want series are now free to read in Kindle Unlimited!

 

 

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

A.E. Radley is giving away a free signed paperback every single day in November. To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is visit her blog every day and enter your details into a short form. Check out www.aeradley.com

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Guest Post: Hot Women, Cybertentacles and Everything by Emily L. Byrne

Happy Friday!

Please welcome Emily L. Byrne.

Hot Women, Cybertentacles and Everything

I still get asked why I write (and now publish) erotica. It’s generally not an innocuous question. The questioner’s tone is often dismissive and contemptuous. And since I write and publish in other genres and subgenres, obviously those books and stories must be “better” work, more worthy of attention than any writing about sex and love or lust can possibly be. Why not move on and attempt to write the great American novel instead of all that sexy stuff?

Why indeed? I didn’t start writing fiction at all until I was in my early thirties. But I started writing erotic fiction about hot women almost immediately after that. My initial impulse was competitive: I wanted to write stories that were better than what I was reading. Once I got past that, I wanted to play with ideas, settings, plots and characters in different ways than I was doing with my other writing. And, as a lifelong science fiction and fantasy fan, I wanted to take things outside the realm of ordinary life: outer space, vampires, fairy tale settings, as well as more mundane crushes and desires. The glorious thing about writing erotica is that there is so much to play with as a writer.

And of course, there’s the closely related question, one that gets asked less often: why write about sex between women? Writing spicy tales about hot guys or het alpha males pays better and has a bigger audience, certainly. But apart from the financial aspect, this has always struck me as a silly question. Women are fascinating, complicated and hot. Who wouldn’t want to write and read about them? Add science fiction or fantasy or some Gothic horror to the mix, and you’ve got my full attention!

But aside from my personal enthusiasms, one of the things that I like about writing erotica is that sex scenes can be used to express such a wide range of character emotions and development. They can tell an entire story, if you do them right: love, lust, distrust, trust and a nuanced and lively bundle of other emotions and experiences, all told in ways that pull a reader in and get her juices flowing. Why wouldn’t I want to tackle that kind of writing challenge?

So there we have the building blocks for Medusa’s Touch, my first novel written as Emily L. Byrne. While my erotic short fiction collections Knife’s Edge and Desire include some science fictional or fantastical tales, Medusa is my first novel length science fiction romance. It’s got elements of cyberpunk and space opera, women who fly spaceships with the speed of their thoughts, relayed through implants wired into their skulls, nanobots, Virtual Realty, exotic intoxicating substances and all kinds of tech. The story is set in the far future, in a universe where faster than light travel has been achieved and large corporations run the show. Medusa pilot TiCara X273 has been lusting after cabaret singer turned corporate rep Sherin Khan for so long that she can’t remember how it started. Sherin’s boss wants to hire TiCara for a job and from there on out, it’s all about desire and longing and distrust and adventure and the possibility of recovering enough from the damage of your past to actually fall in love.

Also tentacles, because they’re half the fun of writing a science fictional romance with sex scenes.

MEDUSA’S TOUCH

Medusa Pilot Captain TiCara X273, ex-street kid and former bondslave, thought she wanted nothing more than to be captain of her own starship. Or, at least, that was all that she thought she wanted until Sherin Khan came back into her life. A bar singer turned corporate rep, Sherin is now working for Ser Trin Vahn, one of TiCara’s best clients and head of Vahn Corp.

Once they are thrown together on TiCara’s ship, TiCara and Sherin can no longer deny their simmering attraction to each other. A simple mission to transport the ailing Vahn to the legendary asteroid, Electra 12, for medical treatments turns dark and dangerous as betrayal leads to betrayal. TiCara’s greatest enemy is pursuing them, there’s a traitor on her crew and Sherin has a secret that can tear them apart. Can they learn to trust each other before it’s too late?

“Emily L. Byrne’s Medusa’s Touch draws the reader deeply into her deftly created universe of starships and danger and conflict, with a fascinating main character who is entirely relatable even while she pilots her ship by means of hi-tech tentacle implants. Whether she feels the exultation of being at one with her ship amidst “the splendor of the starfields,” or the ecstasy of sex with the beautiful, mysterious woman she can’t entirely trust, we feel it all with her, and gladly follow her through inner turmoil and blood-stirring battle.” – Sacchi Green, Editor of Witches, Princesses and Women at Arms.

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Emily L. Byrne’s stories have appeared in such venues as Forbidden Fruit, Best Lesbian Erotica 20th Anniversary Edition, Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year Vol. 2 and Vol. 3, Witches, Princesses and Women at Arms and Blood in the Rain 3. She is the author of Medusa’s Touch, Knife’s Edge: Kinky Lesbian Erotica and Desire: Sensual Lesbian Erotica. 

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: November 6th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

 

NEW BOOKS

 

A CONFLICTED WOMAN
A Woman Lost
Book 4
by T.B. Markinson

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Just when she least expects it, Lizzie’s harmonious life starts to unravel.

With the twins turning one and the start of a new semester, Lizzie should be in the mood to celebrate, but the last person she wants to see makes a sudden reappearance in her life.

To complicate matters more, Lizzie’s wife, who is usually the rock in the Petrie household, is navigating her own crisis.

While Lizzie wants to stay strong and provide the support her wife needs, there’s a reason everyone calls her clueless.

Is Lizzie strong enough to survive her own issues while also being there for her wife, or will this be Lizzie’s breaking point?

 

THE MOMENTS
by Nicole Pyland

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Bailey Sayers has a decision to make. That decision will impact her entire life. If she says something, she risks embarrassment and her heart. If she doesn’t say something, she may never know if Jenna Cabot feels the same way about her.

In Path I, Bailey risks it all and asks Jenna out on a date on their high school graduation day.

In Path II, Bailey does not ask Jenna out on a date on their high school graduation day.

What follows in both paths is Bailey and Jenna’s story. It’s the most important moments that make up their lives together and apart. It’s the story of how they were always drawn together and always would be. It’s the ups and the downs, the perfect moments and the difficult ones. It’s the tears and the laughter. And it’s the drive to make forever possible with the love of your life no matter the circumstances.

 

WELCOME TO RUBY’S
by KC Luck

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Allie Dawson and her group of friends consider Ruby’s their second home. The bar is where they all go to commiserate over drinks about crappy jobs, wrecked relationships, and life in general. Everyone is family and everyone comes to Ruby’s.

Even though her job sucks, Allie’s life appears to be taking an especially good turn when a gorgeous dark-haired stranger comes walking into Ruby’s and sweeps her off her feet. As much as she wants to deny how she feels, the chemistry between them is an eleven on a scale of one to ten.

Struggling through a nasty divorce, Vivian Wade is not looking for any more complications in her already crazy life, but when she goes north to Portland to check on business, she sees a blonde woman who takes her breath away. Although a relationship is the last thing she wants, she cannot deny what her body is telling her.

When their worlds collide, all starts perfectly, until Allie learns Ruby’s has been sold to an investor. A woman from Los Angeles, named Vivian, who plans to change everything.

 

TORN
Looking for Ms Right Series
Book 2
by Jade Winters

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Looking for Ms Right – where happiness is only a click away.

The four friends are back! And this time they’re camping!

During a weekend away in the Lake District, the lives of these four friends are turned upside down, catapulting them into a series of much needed life choices.

Will Laura be able to overcome the constraints of her marriage to be with the woman she loves?

Can Kemi put her feelings aside for the sake of her friendship with Chloe?

Follow the friends as they navigate the path to love, a road that is filled with secrets and lies.

 

SEPARATE LIKE STARS
by Diana Kane

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

On paper, Jordan Cohen has it all. With numerous bestsellers under her belt, a number of blockbuster movie adaptations to her credit, and a high profile relationship with one of Hollywood’s most prominent stars, what more could she possibly ask for?

Maybe for Olivia Bradley, the only woman to ever break her heart, to exit her life as quickly as she’d re-entered it.

When an ongoing case of writer’s block triggers a series of unforeseeable events, Jordan is forced to face the tragedies of her past and reevaluate the life she has been contentedly coasting through. As she reaches a crossroads, she must decide if she’ll be able to forgive her former best friend, and just how much is she willing to sacrifice in the name of happiness.

 

TICKET TO LOVE
by Donna Jay

Age Gap Romance

Sometimes, the end is just the beginning…

When Tara’s mother catches her in a compromising position, she’s given an ultimatum – A therapist to help her get over her issues or a one-way ticket to New Zealand.

From the moment Tara walks through her door, Kathryn’s orderly life is knocked off-kilter. The sassy Australian, ten years her junior, is as charming as she is off-limits.

When lines are crossed, fireworks explode, and not all of them good. Emotions run high, loyalties are tested, bonds are made, and bonds are broken.

Just when Tara thinks life has settled into a comfortable routine, a door to her past looms ahead. Taking a giant leap of faith, with Kathryn by her side, she steps through.

 

SPEAK LOW
Scottish Charm
Book 2
by Lynn Galli

Romance

Taking a job in Scotland shouldn’t be any different than Zoey’s other jobs. Three months to dive into the intricacies of a university, find its shiny component, flaunt it to the world, and move onto another university. Her niche occupation has served her roving lifestyle well. Just because this job is in another country shouldn’t affect her in any way. She doesn’t count on liking it so much, on reconnecting with a friend from grad school, or on meeting someone like Celia, who puts up with all her quirks. Celia is sensible about love and knows that taking a risk on someone unaccustomed to permanence is probably a bad bet. Will the cynical wanderer and the reluctant romantic set aside their ingrained hesitancy to take a chance on love?

 

RILEY’S RECKONING
by Claire Britain

Romance / Suspense

Twenty-eight-year-old Riley Carrington has always been a daredevil, and though her girlfriend and boss, Joanna Armstrong, has done the best she can to tame her with the help of a paddle applied to her bare bottom as often as necessary, Riley’s reckless behavior has persisted.

Though she spends far more of her time than she would like with her nose in the corner and her backside on fire, being made to surrender her naked, quivering body completely to Joanna’s intimate, practiced dominance never fails to leave Riley blushing and sore yet deeply satisfied.

But when a stalker sets his sites on Riley and she takes it upon herself to bring him to justice, no matter the risk, will her disregard for her safety end up tearing her romance with Joanna apart?

Publisher’s Note: Riley’s Reckoning is a stand-alone sequel to Reining in Riley. It includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

 

JADE’S EROTIC ADVENTURES
Books 6-10
by Victoria Rush

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Erotic Romance

Enjoy the bestselling women’s erotica series — now 60% off!

Book 6: The Girl Next Door

Book 7: Girls’ Camp

Book 8: Wet Dream

Book 9: The Habit

Book 10: Sex Machine

 

MOONLIGHT BECOMES HER
by Freia Ricola

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Paranormal Romance

Three Centuries. Two Outcasts. One Love.

After two years spent on the beat, twenty year old PC Sally Holden transfers to Bath Police Force’s CID—the Criminal Investigations Department. But when she arrives, all she finds is hostility, corruption, and a general sense that she is very much not welcome.

Her first assignment soon comes in: investigating a low priority assault case no one else can be bothered with at a local Catholic Girls School, St. Hallowfell’s. The victim has unusual puncture wounds and remembers virtually nothing about her attacker, just a vague sense of serenity, almost like being back in the womb… or in a trance.

Transferring into the school as a grounds person in order to keep an eye on things, Sally must discover what really happened and who is responsible for the attacks. But during the course of her investigation, she will also have to come to terms with the realisation that the world isn’t quite as clear-cut as she thought it was…

 

RESILIENCE
Chronicles of Alsea
Book 7
by Fletcher DeLancey

Science Fiction

As the first Alsean to serve aboard a Protectorate warship, Rahel Sayana thought her empathic sense would be an advantage. She never imagined it could be a weakness.

Captain Ekatya Serrado has her hands full with a new empathic officer, an attempted murder, and a missing cargo ship. Finding the lost ship only adds to her problems: its crew lies dead amid signs of alien predators. When those signs appear on her own ship, she must find a solution or face a similar fate.

The clock is ticking, but Ekatya has a resource she never had before. Rahel’s weakness is also her strength, and she will stand between danger and those who need her—no matter the risk.

 

COAST GUARD RESCUE ONE
by Natalie Debrabandere

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Adventure

Army Capt. Jordan Armstrong surrendered a piece of her soul to the burning sands of Afghanistan. Now back home, only two things keep her going: her demanding job as a Search and Rescue pilot and sailing her 45-foot yacht around the coast of McKinley Point, Western Australia – alone. Plenty of women have tried to reach behind her walls, but Jordan remains aloof. When American expat Sara Matthews shows up in her life and takes an instant dislike to her, it sets her heart on fire. For the first time in what feels like forever, Jordan truly wants to be seen and understood. She desperately wants Sara to discover the real person behind the mask. And so, it begins…

 

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

NIGHT VOICE
by CF Frizzell
narrated by AJ Ferraro

For lesbians in Provincetown, seductive Sable is more than just a bedroom voice on late-night radio. Through her talk show, Nightlight, she is a fun, anonymous friend and confidante, until one mysterious caller attracts her attention. Behind Sable’s “mask,” Murphy Callahan allows herself to enjoy the no-strings radio relationship—she’s mourned the death of her partner for three years—and ignores the growing attachment as their very public conversations push permissible limits.

But when local tradeswoman Riley Burke enters her life, Murphy faces a difficult choice: continue the safe, “night voice” fantasy or risk the reality of falling in love. If only she could have both…

 

LOVE LIKE THIS
by Melissa Brayden
narrated by Melissa Sternenberg

Sometimes the most imperfect match is the most perfect surprise.

Hadley Cooper believes in happily-ever-afters with her whole heart. Described by her friends as a wide-eyed, eternal optimist, she looks for the bright side in most any situation. However, when her job as the assistant manager of Silhouette, a posh boutique on Rodeo Drive, is on the line, she realizes it’s time to pull her head out of the clouds and find a way to turn business around, and that just might mean partnering with the most stubborn up-and-coming fashion designer she’s ever encountered.

Spencer Adair has a passion for fashion, but hates the fact that it rhymes. She’s serious about her designs, fiercely protective of her work, and is waiting patiently for her big break. What she didn’t plan on, however, was the unsolicited opinions of that overly friendly blond boutique manager. Or the way her heart beats faster every time she’s around.


 

FIXER UPPER
by Cara Malone
narrated by Emily Beresford

Some things can be fixed with a little duct tape… but a broken heart ain’t one of ‘em.

Avery Blake has spent years getting by all on her own in a big house on the countryside. As a contractor, there’s not much room for emotion in her male-dominated profession, and she’s perfectly content to keep people out of her private life, too.

After watching her elderly neighbor, Nora, be torn away from her long-time lover by heartless relatives, Avery has seen what it’s like to love and to lose, and she’d rather skip the whole thing and focus on work (and the occasional meaningless fling) instead.

Some relationships can be fixed with a little breathing room… and some are too far gone.

Hannah Grayson has nothing but room to breathe when she finds out her Great-Aunt Nora has passed and left her a house in rural Indiana. Fleeing a dysfunctional and controlling relationship in New York, she moves into the house because she’s got nowhere else to go.

Disasters start piling up almost as soon as the plane touches down – the house is in disrepair, Nora’s grandchildren are trying to evict her, and the gorgeous but chilly woman across the street seems to have a problem with Hannah’s presence.

When a pipe bursts on her first night in the house, Hannah has no choice but to run across the street and beg for help from Avery.

The rest, as they say, is history…



 

LESBIAN BOOK BINGO


 

GIVEAWAYS

 

TB Markinson is giving away a limited number of copies of A Clueless Woman (Prequel to the A Woman Lost series) to US and UK Audible listeners.

Email her at tbm@tbmarkinson.com to enter the contest. In the subject line, please write A Clueless Woman Audiobook Giveaway. Be sure to tell her if you’re a US or UK listener.

That’s all you have to do.

The deadline to enter is November 8th.

 


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