Guest Post: Eating Life by Beth Burnett

Happy Wednesday!

I don’t know about all of you, but I need to be surrounded by positive people after scanning the headlines. So, I’m thrilled to host Beth Burnett today. And, two lucky winners will receive an e-book copy of her latest EATING LIFE. Also, there are two ways to enter the contest. You can leave a comment on this post stating how you choose happiness and/or enter your email in the space provided below. Bonus points to those who leave a comment in addition to providing their email.

Now, here’s Beth Burnett!

A long time ago, someone told me they didn’t like a story I had written because the main character didn’t make any decisions. She just drifted along letting life happen to her until eventually, she bumped into something that felt right and stayed there. I understood her criticism – I was writing from the Anne Tyler school of writing where characters just seem to exist and react, usually in resigned ways, to the events life throws at them. I was writing from my own experience of living life without a sense of my own purpose or power.

A few years ago, when I was homeless by choice, traveling the country with my dog, sleeping on couches, in spare bedrooms, and sometimes in my tent, I felt that I was finally choosing my life. I was free, wild, often dirty, in the woods, on the road. I visited almost every state in the US. I met hundreds of women and slept with a few of them. I made deep, lifelong friendships. I said yes to life.

I knew someday, when I finally settled down, I would write a book about a woman who had to wrestle with the sometimes precarious balance between wild independence and the security that comes from finding a home. Casey Wilde, the main character of Eating Life, was born on a wooded road somewhere in Northern Michigan. I remember the moment because it was a perfect day, weather-wise, I had the sun-roof open, I was listening to one of my favorite artists, Crys Matthews, and as the song Serendipity came on, I had one of those life-altering moments when I realized that I was exactly the person I had always wanted to become.

I hadn’t yet finished my second novel, but I started sketching the outline for Eating Life, not wanting to lose the pure joy of that moment. I wanted to create a character who lived so hard, she felt as if she was eating life. Devouring it. Crushing it. Making mistakes and learning from them. In other words, I wanted a character who didn’t just drift along waiting for things to happen to her. I wanted someone who made her own decisions.

That’s a lesson many of us must learn – how to find a healthy balance between living for ourselves and showing up for other people. I now have a house, a partner, pets, and a garden. I couldn’t fit the contents of my bookshelves into my car, let alone the entirety of my life’s possessions. And sometimes, I start to feel a little tied. I can no longer be the woman who goes on vacation to the Virgin Islands and doesn’t come back. I can’t suddenly decide that there’s a house party in Oakland, California that I want to attend and take off to drive across the country in hopes of getting to it in time.

And yes, I’m still free. I’m free because I am not drifting – I make decisions and I choose how I want to live my life. I’ve taken responsibility for my own happiness and success in life and somehow, in that responsibility, I’ve found freedom. *

I’m going to give away two ebook copies of Eating Life with this blog. All you have to do is comment with how you choose happiness in your life to be entered to win.

*Having an RV also helps.

EATING LIFE by Beth Burnett

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95

Release Date: August 15, 2017

Despite living wildly separate lives, best friends Casey and Megan have always been there for each other, at least in theory. Casey’s wanderlust has her in a constant state of motion while Megan has settled into a secure life in Memphis with a steady job and an unfaithful partner. When a hitchhiker with a tragic past leads Casey to question her own life on the road, she ends up back in Memphis, forcing the two women to confront feelings long pushed aside.

Amazon US  /  Amazon UK 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Beth Burnett is the Director of Education and the head of the writing academy at the Golden Crown Literary Society. Beth teaches women’s empowerment classes, runs a Lansing women’s networking group, and gives seminars on open communication.

Beth has published four books with Sapphire Books Publishing, including the recently released Eating Life. She is back in grad school for a second time, this time for an MA in marketing and new media. She is also working on her fifth romantic comedy and a self-help book for women. In her spare time, Beth reads, walks with her geriatric dog, and works on perfecting her three-quarter shimmy.

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ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF

EATING LIFE

Read more about it here.

Thanks Beth for stopping by and best of luck to all the giveaway entrants. Don’t forget to share how you choose happiness. Please, help cheer me up.

 

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This Week’s New Lesfic Releases

It’s Tuesday, which means it time to unveil the new lesfic goodies.

EATING LIFE by Beth Burnett

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95

Release Date: August 15, 2017

Despite living wildly separate lives, best friends Casey and Megan have always been there for each other, at least in theory. Casey’s wanderlust has her in a constant state of motion while Megan has settled into a secure life in Memphis with a steady job and an unfaithful partner. When a hitchhiker with a tragic past leads Casey to question her own life on the road, she ends up back in Memphis, forcing the two women to confront feelings long pushed aside.

Amazon US  /  Amazon UK
Amazon CAAmazon AUS 


THE BEE CHARMER by Ali Spooner

E-book $8.99
Paperback $18.99

Historical Romance
Release Date: August 14, 2017

After the death of father, Nat St. Croix needs to decide on which direction her life should take. Does she continue her life as a trapper and trader alone, or does she start over try and try to fit into a town surrounded by strangers? When she arrives in Seattle to trade her furs, a young widow, Marissa, catches Nat’s attention. Can Marissa be the chance of having the best of both worlds? Will the call of the wild and all that is familiar or, will the call of love capture Nat’s heart?

Affinity / Amazon US  Amazon UK
Amazon CA / Amazon AUS


SINCERELY DANIELLA (Letters to War Book 2) by Eija Jimenez

E-book $7.99
Paperback $15.00
Also available in Kindle Unlimited

Release Date: August 9, 2017
Romance / Drama

Rowark, Rhode Island wasn’t supposed to be the place where Corporal Taylor Phillips found home, but inside a little bungalow was a family she never thought she’d have. All she had to do was finish her service, and she’d get to go home home to them. 

Daniella Melo, however, soon realizes that Taylor’s job isn’t all that glamorous as her daughter, Jackie, makes it out to be — fighting bad guys and protecting people. With every letter they exchange and each quick minute phone call, the distance between them grows more strained.

In the span of one night, both their worlds are turned upside down, and Daniella is left to pick up the pieces of her life. Without Taylor.

Please note, the novel includes some graphic scenes.

Amazon US / Amazon UK
Amazon CA / Amazon AUS 


A LAMENTATION OF SWANS by Valerie Bronwen

E-book $9.99
Paperback $15.95

Crime & Mystery
Release Date: August 15, 2017

Two years ago, Ariel Montgomery left her wife and ran away from the beautiful estate of Sea Oats after an enormous argument. Older and wiser now, Ariel has returned to Sea Oats to try to save her marriage—only there is something sinister going on at Sea Oats. As Ariel tries to win her wife’s love back, she begins to suspect her own life is in danger, and has to find out the truth about what is going on at the beautiful mansion by the sea.


FREEDOM TO LOVE by Ronica Black

E-book $8.99
Paperback $15.95

Intrigue & Thriller / Romance
Release Date: August 15, 2017

Brynn Williams is out of prison, no thanks to Sergeant Kat Vander, who arrested her four years earlier. But Brynn is hopeful for a new future and excited to see her sister, who pulls up in a stolen car, high as a kite. Brynn feels used and trapped as they drive back to more family drama. But something happens on the way home, testing not only Brynn’s core as a human being, but her loyalty to her family as well.

Sergeant Kat Vander is one hell of a cop. She turns heads and leaves suspects shaking in their boots. So when she and her partner are ambushed and shot, the department is up in arms. But more surprising is who helped them after the attack. Brynn Williams belongs to the town’s most troubled family. She helped Kat, but now she’s on the run. Can Kat find her, and more importantly fight her feelings for a known criminal?


Bold Stroke Books  Amazon US  Amazon UK
Amazon CA / Amazon AUS 


HOUSE OF FATE by Barbara Ann Wright

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95

Speculative Fiction
Release Date: August 15, 2017

Judit has one duty: to guard the chosen one, he who will unite two warring, star-spanning houses in marriage. Simple, if she wasn’t already in love with the bride-to-be. As far as anyone knows, Annika has been raised to be the perfect bride and future matriarch. Secretly, she’s an assassin ordered to usurp the chosen one’s mind and kill anyone who gets in her way.

When the political landscape shifts, murders and abductions threaten to tear the galaxy apart. Judit and Annika race to uncover the source of the strife. It must be someone powerful and bold enough to risk throwing whole star systems into ruin, someone who could change destinies and bring two lovers together, if they survive. 


PLANNING FOR LOVE by Erin Dutton

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95

Contemporary / Romance
Release Date: August 15, 2017

Wedding coordinator Faith McKenna doesn’t believe in the happily-ever-after that she promises her clients. So she has no qualms about giving a few brides one last fling on the side before they commit for life.

When maid of honor Rachel Union catches her best friend fooling around with the wedding coordinator before her wedding day, she swears she’ll out Faith to everyone if the bride doesn’t make it down the aisle. Against her better judgment, Rachel agrees not to tell the groom, but she vows to keep a close eye on Faith until after the big day. But spending time with Faith challenges Rachel’s opinion of her as shallow and opportunistic. 


SIDEBAR by Carsen Taite

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95

Intrigue & Thriller / Romance
Release Date: August 15, 2017

Judge Camille Avery, newly appointed to the federal court, is finally back on her dream career path. She’s determined not to let any mistakes, past or future, get in her way, but a complex murder case and undeniable attraction to her rebellious law clerk threaten Camille’s carefully planned future at every turn.

Attorney West Fallon is a social justice crusader, reluctant to put her career plans on hold to clerk for a federal judge, even if the judge is the man who saved her life. When he’s suddenly forced to retire, West is stuck clerking for Judge Camille Avery, an infuriatingly stubborn—okay, brilliant, intense, and sexy—law-and-order jurist who seems just as unhappy to be saddled with her.

As Camille and West explore their growing desire and challenge the boundaries of their work and personal relationships, a big case threatens to destroy both their careers. Can their love survive?

Bold Stroke Books  Amazon US  Amazon UK
Amazon CA / Amazon AUS


SWEET BOY AND WILD ONE by T. L. Hayes

E-book $9.99
Paperback $18.95

Contemporary / Romance
Release Date: August 15, 2017

Graduate student Rachel Cole is feeling the weekend blues and heads to her favorite lesbian hangout, looking for Ms. Right Now. She is immediately attracted to a brown-haired, brown-eyed, flannel-wearing soulful singer named Bobby Layton. But when Bobby introduces himself to Rachel, Rachel questions things about herself—things like her own sexuality and her very identity. Could she be falling for this sweet boy?

Bobby Layton lost a lot when he came out as trans. And he’s sworn off dating lesbians because dealing with hate from the straight world is hard enough. Who needs the drama? But something about wild girl Rachel Cole keeps him coming back.

Love may be enough to take them to unexpected places beyond their expectations.

Bold Stroke Books Amazon US  Amazon UK
Amazon CA / Amazon AUS 


THE SCHOLARSHIP by Jaime Maddox

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95

Intrigue & Thriller / Romance
Release Date: August 15, 2017

Looking to find harmony, Ella Townes leaves a big Philadelphia college and returns to the mountains where she spent her youth. She quickly makes a friend—Cassidy Ryan, a woman with Down syndrome who is the neighborhood busybody and sister of a very attractive ER doctor whom Ella finds equally charming. Under the watchful eye of Cass, Ella and Reese begin a promising friendship. Then Ella writes a scholarship in memory of a childhood friend who was murdered, and things begin to unravel. The scholarship stirs interest in the cold case, and soon the murderer is maneuvering to protect his secret. After Cass is brutally attacked, Ella and Reese question her. The killer’s identity becomes clear, but after twenty years, is there enough evidence to bring him to justice?


TO BE DETERMINED by Mardi Alexander & Laurie Eichler

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95

Action & Adventure / Romance
Release Date: August 15, 2017

Charlie Dickerson is desperate to get away from small-town minds and all the painful reminders of her ex. What better way than to travel halfway around the world? A wildlife rescue exchange program in Australia looks like the perfect solution to her current predicament.

Pip Atkins has an innate affinity for wildlife, but people are another story. When she’s tasked with looking after an American wildlife carer on a work exchange, the thought of someone shadowing her every move for twelve whole months represents the ultimate nightmare.

Worlds apart, but forced together, Charlie and Pip struggle to find a middle ground, as they discover they have more in common than they think.

Bold Stroke Books  Amazon US  /  Amazon UK
Amazon CA / Amazon AUS 


TRUE COLORS by Yolanda Wallace

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95

Romance / Contemporary
Release Date: August 15, 2017

Taylor Crenshaw is a lifelong Democrat, but her parents are staunch Republicans. To make matters worse, her ultraconservative father has just been elected president. Although she prefers to live her life openly, her father would rather she stay in the closet. When she meets Robby Rawlins, will she choose to give in to her father’s demands or follow her heart?

Robby Rawlins works at an antique store by day. She spends her nights anonymously skewering politicians in her blog. President Terry Crenshaw’s anti-gay rhetoric gave Robby plenty to write about during a contentious campaign, but a chance meeting with his daughter leaves her at a loss for words. Getting the scoop has always been Robby’s goal. Now it might come second to getting the girl. Unless she can find a way to do both.
 

Bold Stroke Books  Amazon US  Amazon UK
Amazon CA / Amazon AUS


UNEXPECTED by Jenny Frame

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95

Romance / Contemporary
Release Date: August 15, 2017

Self-made business owner Dale McGuire has always enjoyed two things in life: women and fast cars. Now in her mid thirties, she’s restless and can’t work out why. Then one day a ten-year-old boy turns up, claiming to be her son, and her simple ordered world turns upside down.

Rebecca Harper bears the emotional scars of her father’s crimes, and now she has two rules: never let anyone get too close, and never admit weakness. Thanks to an anonymous egg donor, infertility didn’t stop her from having her son Jake. Now pregnant for a second time, she’s horrified when Jake brings home the woman he believes is his other mother.

When distrust turns to understanding and passion, can Dale and Rebecca, two women bound by fate, make a family neither expected?

 Bold Stroke Books Amazon US  Amazon UK
Amazon CA / Amazon AUS 

Happy reading!

 

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Guest Post: Bisexuality Does Exist by A. E. Radley

Happy Friday!

Today, I’m honored to have A. E. Radley stop by. She recently released Mergers & Acquisitions, which soared into the top ten of Amazon’s lesbian romance best sellers.  I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of Mergers & Acquisitions and I enjoyed it. This was the first book I’ve ready by A. E. Radley, but it won’t be my last. In fact, I loaded another one on my kindle as soon as I finished Mergers. But enough about me.

Here’s A. E. Radley!

A year ago today I read a newspaper article that really upset me. It was a story about British gay icon Christopher Biggins and his insensitive words upon the subject of bisexuality. Now, Biggins, as he is known, is a sixty-year-old white man, a species not necessarily known for their tact, diplomacy and openness. But Biggins has always been known as a kind, bubbly, flamboyant man. Almost cuddly. A friend of everyone.

So, when he was quoted as saying “the worst type, I’m afraid to say, are the bisexuals. What it is, is people not wanting to admit they’re gay. Be honest: that’s what you’ve got to be” it hurt. A lot. I grew up watching this man on children’s television. He was gay and proud, well-spoken and kind. But suddenly he was also biphobic.

This bi-erasure, both within and outside of the LGBT community, and comments about “choosing a side” or “being honest with yourself” are damaging and extremely hurtful for bi people. Unfortunately, these are also very common comments that all bisexuals are sick of hearing. But hearing this comment from a gay icon hammered home the fact that the bi community are still receiving more scorn from the LG community than we are from the straight community.

This highlighted a trend I was seeing at the time. I had recently published my first novel, Flight SQA016, which focused on the romantic story of two women. As such, it was plonked into the category of lesfic aka lesbian fiction. I don’t personally like the term lesfic, I use it as it’s the most recognised term for my genre. I prefer a term I coined myself, lesbific, but even this is problematic.

You see, while Flight SQA016 focuses on the story of two women, one of those women is a bisexual. And I, the author, am also a bisexual. I didn’t think this would be much of an issue, we’re all allies under the LGBTQ umbrella, right? Wrong. Or so I discovered.

Suddenly I was being attacked by lesbian authors, told that I shouldn’t be writing in the lesfic category and that I should be in the bisexual fiction category. But my story focused on a tale of women loving women, just because one identified as a bisexual that didn’t mean the book was bisexual in nature.

Of course this wasn’t the first time I heard this. There’s a small but persistence thread of people who claim that lesbian fiction must be written by lesbians for lesbians. I think this is wrong. What about bisexuals? Or trans? They have just as much right to be writing a woman loving woman story as anyone else.  

My, sometimes unpopular opinion, is that story is king. I don’t care if a good story has been written by a lesbian, bisexual, man, or woman. I’m reading a story for entertainment and enjoyment. I don’t expect people who write murder mysteries to have murdered people in the name of research. I’d like the characters to be realistic but this can be achieved through research and good writing skills.

Demanding that your lesbian fiction is written by lesbians is depriving yourself of good fiction. And, in some cases, it’s showing your prejudice.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

E-Book $7.99
Paperback $13.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release Date: August 3, 2017
Romance

Kate Kennedy prides herself on running the very best advertising agency in Europe. One day, her top client asks her to work on a lucrative project with the notoriously fastidious Georgina Masters, of the American agency Mastery. The temporary merger causes a fiery clash of cultures and personalities. Especially when Georgina sets her romantic sights on Kate’s young intern, Sophie.

Amazon US   /  Amazon UK

A. E. RADLEY

She describes herself as a Wife. Traveller. Tea Drinker. Biscuit Eater. Animal Lover. Master Pragmatist. Annoying Procrastinator. Theme Park Fan. Movie Buff.

When not writing or working, Radley indulges in her third passion of buying unnecessary cat accessories on a popular online store for her two ungrateful strays whom she has threatened to return for the last seven years.

Twitter  /  Website  /  Facebook

 

ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Read more about it here.

Thanks A. E. for stopping by today and best of luck to all giveaway entrants!

 

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The Latest in Lesfic

NEW LESFIC RELEASES

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS by A. E. Radley

E-Book $7.99
Paperback $13.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release Date: August 3, 2017
Romance

Kate Kennedy prides herself on running the very best advertising agency in Europe. One day, her top client asks her to work on a lucrative project with the notoriously fastidious Georgina Masters, of the American agency Mastery. The temporary merger causes a fiery clash of cultures and personalities. Especially when Georgina sets her romantic sights on Kate’s young intern, Sophie.

Amazon US   /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon CA  / Amazon AUS

REMEMBER US by Emma Nichols

E-book $2.99
Paperback $11.75

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release Date: July 26, 2017
Romance

In this sequel to the best-selling lesbian romance novel, Finding You, Lauren Vincenti travels back to Corsica to recover her health and rebuild her relationship with her mother. But things don’t quite go to plan. Is Lauren able to let go of the past and will she comply with her father’s last wishes for her to take over the family business?

Anna Taylor-Cartwright’s career is hitting a new high, and her best friend, Eva, is in love.

Get ready to fall in love all over again, with the brilliant conclusion to The Vincenti Series.

Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon CA  /  Amazon AUS

HARD LIMITS by Pascal Scott

E-Book $3.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release Date: July 17, 2017
Suspense / Thriller / BDSM

After the beating death of her sex slave in a punishment that went out of control, Atlanta’s Lesbian Lifestyle Dominant Mistress Sinestra agrees to turn State’s evidence against the perpetrators in exchange for immunity from prosecution. When the Mistress suddenly disappears after leaving a BDSM dungeon, Detective Tanika Washington gets involved in the case along with Deputy Sheriff Wynonna Fletcher. The question on everyone’s mind is: What happened to Mistress Sinestra? Hard Limits is a fast-paced tale of sex, power, and punishment that races to its surprising conclusion.

Triggers: rape and incest (referred to only, not described)

Amazon US   /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon CA  /  Amazon AUS

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Guest Post: Total Honestly … Art Influences Life by Divya Sood

Happy Monday! Usually I’m not super excited about Mondays, but today is a holiday in Ireland. Woot! There’s another reason why I’m excited. Divya Sood is here to share about her latest release Nights Like This. And, she’s giving away one copy to a lucky winner. You can enter the giveaway below or by clicking this link.

Please welcome Divya Sood.

Hey guys! I’m totally excited to be posting! One of the things I love most about TB’s writing is her honesty. It took me a while to find the same in my writing and it was an enlightening journey. A lot of people ask me where the idea for Nights Like This came from and I want to share the story with you because it’s a good one.

So, about a decade ago, my first novel, MAYA, came out. But MAYA did anything but “come out” or let me “come out;” it was a story that flirted with a lesbian relationship for about 5 pages but essentially stayed a good old boy meets girl story.

After its release, I was at a party one night and it was autumn and a few of us were outside enjoying the crisp air and I said to one of my lesbian friends, “Hey, did you check out my book yet?” She turned to me and said, “Not yet…is it a girl meets girl story?”

Now I grew up in a conservative Indian family and just the mention of “girl meets girl,” even though that’s what my heart desired to write and live, made me tingle as if the whole idea were a secret we weren’t supposed to talk about.

“Well, it’s kind of a girl meets girl story…I mean it’s in there…” I replied.

“It’s a boy meets girl story?” she asked.

 “Mostly,” I conceded.

She made sure to make eye contact before she stated flatly, “I don’t want to read it. There are a thousand boy meets girl stories. But I can’t read about me. Write about us. About the lives around you. About our stories and our heartbreak and I’ll read it.”

That conversation really struck a chord. And that’s how I started to write Nights Like This. While I can say that my honestly in life led to the writing of the novel, I can also say that writing the novel allowed me to be more honest as a person.

Nights Like This is a lesbian love triangle because, if I am honest, love is not always easy and cute but sometimes raw and painful and in all the wrong places at the wrong times. I wanted to craft a novel that captured all the nuances of love be that happy or sad or angry. And as I wrote and as those emotions came through in my writing, I found that I allowed myself to honestly feel those emotions in my life as well. The more I wrote my characters, the more multi-dimensional and unique I became.

What I learned in the writing of Nights Like This, what my characters, Jess, Vanessa and Anjali taught me is this: sometimes creating art helps you create yourself more fully, more honestly than if you hadn’t ever written the story.

NIGHTS LIKE THIS

“LOVE is a haphazard thing that blows like the wind this way and that and then, having found a nook to settle in, quiets down and beats in a heart full of haphazard hope.”  And so begins the story of Jess, an unapologetic Indian woman in her mid twenties caught between two careers and the attention of two very different women.  Trying to write fiction at Starbucks while pretending to study for MCATs, Jess balances her relationship with her live in girlfriend, Anjali and the a woman whom Jess meets randomly and believes she wholeheartedly loves, Vanessa.  It takes scandal, betrayal, heartbreak, and a trip halfway around the world for Jess to find herself at the risk of losing all that ever mattered.

Amazon US / Amazon UK 

DIVYA SOOD

Divya Sood is the author of the novel NIGHTS LIKE THIS.  She has written most of her life and loves the creative process. Her writing delves into issues of love and heartbreak and sometimes happily ever afters. Divya’s work deals with the sensual, the taboo, and the raw underside of love. She loves exploring relationships in all their facets. Divya resides in New York.  Her website is www.divyasood.com. Drop her a note.

Enter for a chance to win NIGHTS LIKE THIS

Read more about it here.

Thanks so much for Divya Sood for stopping by and best of luck to everyone who enters the giveaway!

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Did You Really Just Say That In Public?!

Sometimes reading can lead to embarrassing situations.

Recently, I read Rock Candy by Giselle Fox. I laughed out loud when one of the characters said, “She’s dropping the kids off at the pool” when pondering why one of the characters was taking longer than usual in the bathroom. I hadn’t heard someone say that in ages.

The other day, when my partner was heading to the bathroom, I asked, “Are you dropping the kids off at the pool?” She’d never heard this before and thought it hilarious. Instead of taking credit, I stupidly explained I’d recently read it in a book.

Later that day, we were enjoying beers at the pub. A tennis match we wanted to watch was about to start, so I excused myself to use the restroom so I wouldn’t have to go during the match. I was across the room when my partner shouted, “Are you going to drop the kids off at the pool?”

I completely froze mid step. When I’d said it earlier, we were in the privacy of our home. Slowly, I turned and saw my partner doubled over laughing. She has a devilish streak and loves it when my face turns fire truck red.

And just in case you’re wondering, no I didn’t drop the kids off. In fact, I was so humiliated it may have been the fastest bathroom trip ever to prove to everyone I didn’t.

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I Heart Lesfic Weekly New Releases Update

Dear Lesfic Fan,

Check out the latest lesfic releases. 

Happy reading!

TB

THE ORGANIZATION by Annette Mori & Erin O’Reilly

E-book $5.99
Paperback $16.00

Romance
Release Date: July 14, 2017

The feisty, fiery women from Asset Management are back for another heart-stopping adventure! This time, their sites are set on a new mob boss Leonid Petrov who is more cunning and ten times more ruthless than the slave trader they took on in Asset Management.

No one is more surprised than Val when she is tagged as the go-to member of the team. Her task…infiltrate Leonid’s inner circle and work with another agent already on the inside. Val’s impenetrable exterior is starting to crumble, but Maggie, the head of The Organization doesn’t have a better option. Tasked with keeping Leonid’s impossible new wife, Gina, safe, Val encounters more problems than solutions.

Amazon US  /  Amazon UK


A GIRL CALLED LONDON by Clare Lydon

E-book $6.99
Paperback $14.99

Romance
Release Date: June 24, 2017

When life knocks you down, can love pick you up?

Tanya Grant is a high-flyer who’s ready for a fresh start. That is, until her gran dies, leaving behind her dog, Delilah, and a hot mess of family pain.

Enter Sophie London, dog walker and girl about town. She’s on a romance sabbatical after getting burnt, and nothing changes when she meets Tanya.

However, when their paths keep crossing, the pair are thrown together on a roadtrip to Tanya’s home town. What happens next changes both their lives forever.

Amazon US   /  Amazon UK


FINDING YOU by Emma Nichols

E-book $2.99
Paperback $11.75

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance
Release Date: July 7, 2017

Lauren Vincenti comes from wealth. Her family has owned their famous Vineyard in Corsica for generations and they have a personal reputation to protect. Married to Rachel, she lives and works in London as a lawyer. That is, until her father commits suicide and she is required to play her part in the family business, where she discovers what her family is really all about… And she discovers up and coming artist, Anna.

Amazon US  Amazon UK

 


A GARDEN DREAM by Jea Hawkins

E-book $3.99 
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance / Mystery
Release Date: July 13, 2017

Emma and Crystal have been together for seven years, but now it looks like it’s over. The pain of infidelity lingers between them. Vowing to give their relationship another chance, Emma and Crystal go on a road trip at the suggestion of their friends, the circle of witches Emma has led through good times and bad. After a mysterious desert encounter, Emma and Crystal set their feet on a new path – a path to forgiveness. Will they each come into their own as women and witches, and let go of the past betrayals?

Amazon US   /  Amazon UK  


DRAMA GIRLS by Mia Archer

E-book $3.99 
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Young Adult Romance
Release Date: July 12, 2017

The church girl and the drama geek. Chloe tried to be good. To stay out of trouble. That was before she met Sarah. Sarah always figured she’d have to wait for college for her first love, but then she met Chloe. She has a rule about getting involved with church girls, but something about Chloe has her throwing out the rulebook!

Amazon US / Amazon UK 


SWEAT (Moving on #2) by Adan Ramie

E-book $2.99
Romance / Mystery
Release Date: July 28, 2017

When one of her two best friends finally meets the woman of her dreams, Haley must give up on the crush she’s had on her since she was a kid and move on with her life. She decides she needs to get out of the house, shake up her routine, and start dating again. So when she gets into a car accident and is forced to stay in the house she shares with her first love and her girlfriend, she needs a distraction. She fills it with the company of two vastly different women. Haley has a sick feeling that the woman with whom she shared a bed may have kept a secret that put her life in danger – and chasing after her will jeopardize the budding relationship with someone she could come to love.


GETTING SERIOUS by Rachel Spangler

E-book $4.99 
Romance / Contemporary
Release Date: August 1, 2017

Lisa Knapp has never been the romantic lead. She’s better suited to comic relief, but when another guest at her best friend’s wedding doesn’t go for the easy laugh, Lisa has to face the prospect of getting serious

Bold Strokes Books  


SECRETS OF THE HEART by Radclyffe

E-book $0.99
Romance / Erotica
Release Date: August 1, 2017

Two BFFs decide to spend Valentine’s Day together and discover the true love they’ve been seeking in all the wrong places.

Previously published in The Perfect Valentine, ed. T. Szymanski and B. Johnson (Bella Books, 2006).

Bold Strokes Books 


FAME by Susan X Meagher

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.00
Romance
Release Date: June 27, 2017

Piper Campbell has spent the last fifteen years of her life raising her younger sister Charlie, who is now an adult—and on the brink of stardom.

While puppy-sitting for her sister, Piper meets Haley, a dog trainer who appeals to Piper on every level.

Piper swears she can keep her head even as she’s recruited into Charlie’s retinue, but Haley has been burned too many times to believe the vow of a woman who hasn’t yet experienced the seductive, entrancing power of Fame.

Amazon US  /  Amazon UK


FIXER UPPER by Cara Malone

E-book $3.99 
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance
Release Date: July 31, 2017

Avery Blake has been getting by on her own for years. 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 would rather skip the whole ‘love’ thing and focus on work instead.

Hannah Grayson, fresh out of a dysfunctional and controlling relationship, has just discovered that her Great-Aunt Nora has passed and left her a house in rural Indiana. She moves into the house because she’s got nowhere else to go, and disasters start piling up – the house is in disrepair, Nora’s grandchildren are trying to evict Hannah, and the gorgeous but chilly woman across the street seems to have a problem with Hannah’s presence.

When a pipe bursts, Hannah has no choice but to run across the street and beg for help from Avery. The rest, as they say, is history…

Amazon US / Amazon UK 


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