New Lesfic Goodies: May 26th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

Here are this week’s new ebook and audio releases and announcements.

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details. 

Anyone with lesfic news, give me a shout at tbm@iheartlesfic.com.

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

FIRST EVERYTHING

by Kim Hartfield

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When up-and-coming journalist Hayley is asked to interview Maya Ross, she’s excited to show the world a new side of the president’s daughter. But when Maya refuses to open up about anything more than the charity she runs, Hayley becomes determined to unearth her secrets. Once she finds out the powerful older woman takes part in the shadowy underworld of lesbian BDSM, she’s dying to write an article. Maya agrees to show her around – on the condition that Hayley submit to her. Despite Hayley’s inexperience, she finds herself unexpectedly intrigued. Could the First Daughter be Hayley’s first kiss, first domme, first everything?

 

THE LIGHT IN YOU

by Lisa Elliot

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Yoga teacher Angela Forbes has fulfilled her dream of opening her very own studio, Heart Yoga, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland. Passionate and principled, she believes in yoga and wants to make a difference. For unemployed Emily Mackenzie, life isn’t going the way she had planned. Stressed and struggling, she might just be at her rock bottom. When Emily joins Heart Yoga she finds a lot more than just a good stretch. An unexpected kiss forces Angela to question everything she holds dear, and as Emily gets back on her feet is it wise for her to risk getting involved with someone who’s not looking for love?

 

EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL

by Layce Gardner & Saxon Bennett

Joy and Carol are complete opposites in almost everything. They couldn’t be more opposite if Neil Simon had written their life stories. The only thing they have in common is the apartment they rented together. It didn’t take them long to realize that the old saying was true: Opposites attract. But is this a rebound type of attraction or is it the real thing?

 

 

THE LITTLEST WEREWOLF

by Erin Wade

Put into the witness protection program medical doctor Haven Langley is hidden in a veterinarian clinic In Sugar Land, TX. On her way home one night she saves a small Yorkie from a pack of vicious dogs. She pets and soothes the trembling little guy, and both fall asleep in her bed. Haven is surprised to be awakened the next morning by a small boy pulling the covers off her asking to be fed. She searches every room in her house but can’t find the Yorkie. Things heat up when hired killer Nova Norton appears on the scene to collect the bounty placed on Haven’s head by a New York crime boss. Can Federal Marshall Genesis Adams keep her witness alive long enough to put criminals behind bars? For suspense, laughter and romance check out Bestselling Author Erin Wade’s new lesbian short story designed to entertain you.

 

SURGEON

by Emily Hayes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A sizzling hot Age Gap Medical Romance from Emily Hayes.

Dr Katherine Ross is a world class heart surgeon. She holds life and death in her hands on a daily basis. Her own heart is fiercely guarded.

She finds an intense forbidden passion with the mysterious Sophia.

Can she find a way to let Sophia in, to heal her own broken heart?

 

AFTER HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Edited by Astrid Ohletz & Alex K. Thorne

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What if the story didn’t have to end? We give you the after happily-ever-after for eleven lesbian romances.

Nine best-selling authors have come together to imagine what happened after the happily-ever-after in some of Ylva’s most popular lesbian books.

Discover the irresistible magic of the morning after, or the month after, or even years later. What happens when it’s not just about discovering new love, but letting love settle a little? What are these passionate lovers, fighters, executives, and explorers up to now?

These charming, funny, and entertaining short stories can each be read as standalone pieces to whisk you into new and different worlds…or immerse you in universes you already know and love, and can’t wait to revisit.

 

THE COURAGE TO LOVE

by Samantha Hicks

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Devon Price meets Ellie Thompson, Devon is in a battle with her mental health. Having lost her husband and son to a home invasion three years ago, she seeks out help from a therapist. She literally runs into Ellie, knocking her over, after charging out of her first appointment, and vows never to return.

One look into Devon’s haunted eyes sparks Ellie’s empathic nature, she will stop at nothing to make sure Devon is okay. A chance meeting at the local park leads to a friendship that soon finds Ellie falling in love. She tries to hide these feelings from her new friend, not wanting to fracture Devon any more than she already is, but unbeknownst to her, Devon feels the same way.

As Devon fights her inner demons, things become complicated with Ellie. She’s not ready to face her true feelings, so backs away from her. Situations arrive that pull them together, but will Devon take the leap and find the courage to love again after the heartbreak of losing her family? And is Ellie capable of rising to the challenge of loving someone who suffers greatly with PTSD and depression?

This is a love story about two women finding the strength and courage to follow their hearts and letting go of the past. Add in to the mix a dachshund puppy and Ellie’s seven-year-old-niece, and you’re left with a heart-breaking tale of loss and healing.

 

RUNNING DEEP

by Bette Hawkins

Welcome to the world of elite swimming with all its competitiveness and comradery—and sometimes much, much more.

It’s here that American swimming star Angie Thompson and Australian prodigy Hannah Clark—both the youngest on their respective teams—form a fast friendship that grows into something much deeper. As they train for the Olympics, the long-distance sweethearts exchange loving letters and lengthy phone calls—until Angie suddenly and unexpectedly severs their relationship, leaving Hannah confused and devastated.

Years later, as Hannah trains for a comeback at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, she is stunned to learn that Angie has been hired by the Australian coaching team. Although Hannah is still crushed by what happened all those years ago, the two athletes slowly form a tentative bond and get to know each other again—this time as adults.

Soon neither can ignore the intense attraction they still feel, now propelled to a higher level by a steamy kiss in a hotel swimming pool. Is it possible for them to win each other’s love…or are they just treading water?

 

A GAME OF HEARTS

by Natalie Brunwick

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Valarie’s been playing Auroradon for over a year, but she wouldn’t have survived half as long without her good friend and designated healer, Haley. Haley is smart, caring, and does an adorable thing with her nose whenever she’s super focused on a fight, but Valarie swears she only appreciates those things because of how close they are.

From online acquaintances to best friends, their relationship changes once more when Haley spends a long weekend with Val so they can attend the game’s yearly convention together. As the line between fiction and reality begins to blur, there’s only so much Valarie can do to keep her heart from getting in the way of their amazing friendship.

The thought of pushing Haley away is almost too much to stand, but when Haley confesses she has feelings of her own, her admission sends Val right over the edge.

With Val’s overwhelming anxiety and hundreds of miles between them, can they find a way to make their new relationship work? Or will the distance be too much for Valarie to handle?

A Game of Hearts is a sweet lesbian romance featuring a self-proclaimed introvert, her perky friend, and the world of gaming that brings them closer together.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

ONCE IN SWEDEN

by Emma Sterner-Radley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

American Aubrey DeValle is currently working as a nurse in London. Once a vibrant and confident world traveller, she is now lonely and both physically and mentally in recovery. Her whole life has been turned upside down and she’s not sure if the controversial decisions she made were the right ones.

Swedish Elina Lindvall is brooding in her small town and about to be whisked away by her best friends to a summer cabin in the south of Sweden, where she knows they will pump her for information about her breakup and why she refuses to talk about what happened.

When we go back in time and find out what paths led each woman to their present, will we find solutions to their problems or merely more issues to overcome? Moreover, does the past hold the key to how they can both dare to love again? And if so, can love beat the greatest obstacle of all?

 

EROTICA

 

THE HOUSE SITTER
Jade’s Erotic Adventures: Book 25

by Victoria Rush

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Jade departs for a long overdue vacation, she leaves her house in the hands of her friend’s college-bound daughter. But it comes with a caveat. The house is equipped with a series of Wi-Fi cameras that will enable Jade to keep an eye on the precocious teenager while she’s away.

Even before Jade begins to board her plane, she catches Jenny swimming nude in the backyard pool. But when the girl moves to the adjoining hot tub and positions herself in front of an underwater jet, Jade has a hard time keeping her composure for the rest of the flight.

When she reaches her final destination and checks back in, Jenny is preparing to go to bed when she discovers Jade’s secret collection of toys in the nightstand. As things quickly begin to heat up, Jade soon loses interest in exploring the various attractions of her luxury resort.

But it’s not until Jenny invites a girlfriend over for a sleepover that things really begin to get interesting. Unable to hold back her rising passion, Jade decides to fly home a day early to surprise the sexy girl with a new proposal…

 

FANTASY

 

THE NECROMANCER

Sellswords & Spellweavers: Book 2

by Rachel Ford

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A rash of grave robberies. A cursed barrow. A case that will test the balance between magic and law.

When bodies go missing, the Academy of Arcane Arts assigns the case to Apprentice Mage Idun Wintermoon. With the jarl’s liaison for all things magical, Lissette Forlatt, and her best friend, the giant Njal, they try to track the thief.

But the closer they get to answers, the further away from truth they find themselves. When a series of strange visions brings Lissette to the ruins of the long abandoned goblin kingdom, they descend into a dark and terrible world of magic and secrets.

They’re in a race against time as they try to stop the Necromancer. But to get to her, they have to tread where the dead sleep – or worse, don’t.

And if they’re not careful, they’ll end up forgotten denizens of the undead themselves.

 

FANTASY ROMANCE

 

TREASURED

by Poppy Woods

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Taryn of Vanir has spent her entire life fearing the dragons that rule the mountain ranges bordering her father’s kingdom. They are vicious, cruel beasts who care only for gold and how much chaos they can cause.

When a knight discovers an heirloom that belonged to Taryn’s mother, the king of Vanir finally has proof that the dragon responsible for her death is alive and well in the mountains. It’s the tipping point in a war that’s been brewing for years.

Niressa, the teal and rose dragon, comes for her stolen treasure, intent on forcing the kingdom to return what is hers. When the beast takes Taryn as penance, instead, Taryn knows she must fight for her life. The dragons of Lazeorat will defend their hoardes with their lives—and murder to build it—and Taryn has no intention of being another treasured piece of the hoarde.

But when the dragon transforms into a beautiful woman, the princess finds herself questioning everything she has ever been told.

Could the beasts in the mountains be more than the murderous creatures they’ve been painted as?

She thought she wanted to escape, but suddenly, being treasured doesnt sound so bad, after all…

 

STEAMPUNK

 

A MATTER OF TIME
The Unlikely Adventures of Mortensen & Spurlock: Book 1

by Lucy True

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Midnight adventures, artifact hunting, and the occasional murder—it’s all in a day’s (or night’s) work for Alice Mortensen. As an Aetheral, a supernatural race with special abilities, she is hardly an eligible marital prospect, even with her upper class social status. Not that she minds. The woman she once loved broke her heart and that, for Alice, is that. Until said woman, one Lady Eleanora Spurlock, returns with a desperate request: find a powerful artifact to ransom in exchange for a kidnapped servant. It’s one thing for Alice to risk her life. It’s quite another to risk her heart for the second time. Soon, both Alice and Nora are fighting off fireballs, an over-eager stepmother determined to see them marry, and each other in a race to rescue an innocent lady’s maid.

 

ROMANTIC THRILLER

 

OUT OF THE FLAMES

by Stacy Lynn Miller

Newly minted San Francisco police detective Manhattan Sloane lets no one get close. Especially lovers.

Sloane has her reasons for keeping the world at arm’s length. But then her first childhood crush, DEA Agent Finn Harper, reappears and changes everything. Harper has arrived in San Francisco to investigate a new street drug weaving its way into the city—a drug that has personal ties for Sloane. The two find themselves thrown together as they team up to take down a ruthless cartel lord. Soon sparks fly as old feelings surface, forcing Sloane to face her past in order to build a new future.

Out of the Flames is the breakout debut novel by Stacy Lynn Miller. This is the first novel in the Manhattan Sloane romantic thriller series.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

LEE SHORES: BLACK FLAG
Book 2

by Rachel Ford
narrated by Barbara Rich

Sometimes still waters are the most dangerous.

Murder turns a quiet month of shore leave into a nightmare for Chief Engineer Kay Ellis and Captain Magdalene Landon of the Black Flag. When a member of their crew is implicated in the killing of a young woman, the privateers find themselves pawns in an interplanetary diplomatic struggle that predates any of them.

With little evidence to support their claims of innocence, an alien government eager to make examples of the human visitors, and the eyes of two superpowers watching their every move, every passing day brings them closer to ruin.

If they don’t find the real killer soon, they’ll swing for a crime they didn’t commit. And the Union will be hung out to dry with them.

 

THE JOURNEY HOME

by K’Anne Meinel
narrated by Cassandra Arnold

In the midst of the Great Depression, Cassandra Scheimer is trying to keep the family farm afloat in the Big Woods of Wisconsin…alone. As a local midwife and struggling backwoods doctor, she certainly doesn’t need more mouths to feed.

Stephanie Evans is a widow enceinte with her third child. She accepts a kind stranger’s offer of marriage in exchange for keeping house for him…but he never shows up to claim her. While dealing with unrequited guilt and the desperation of impoverished motherhood, moving in and consequentially falling in love with Cass is the least of her worries.

For Cass, having been in love with a woman once before, she feels it couldn’t possibly happen twice. When it does, Cass is convinced the love cannot be returned. Can she and Stephanie keep it hidden from the prying eyes of children and the meddling neighbors in this small rural community?

Can Cass deal with the guilt she feels over her brother’s injury, an injury that prevents him from doing his duty for their country? She worries joining the Nursing Corps may put too much stress on her newfound relationship with Stephanie, yet she decides to join nonetheless.

The woman who returns from the war and the woman left behind on the farm are not the same people who once fell in love. Can they return to being lovers after years spent apart? Destiny put them in each other’s path, but will World War II tear apart their love?

 

MARKED FOR MURDER

The Mika and Leah Cross Saga: Book 3

by Donna Raider
narrated by Melissa Schwairy

Marked for Murder is the third novel championing the eternal love of Angel Mika and Witch Leah Cross. Mika has been tasked with righting the wrongs growing in the church. Bored in New York Leah auditions for a television series and lands the starring role, shinning a spotlight on the two immortal lovers.

You’ll laugh and cry as our lovers strive to hide their true identities and protect their children while staying one step ahead of an ancient serial killer.

 

REAPING THE BENEFITS

by E. J. Noyes
narrated by Abby Craden

Morgan Ashworth isn’t having a good day. The award for Minion of the Year is slipping out of reach, and she has to administer an afterlife package to one of her human employees. An employee she’s attracted to. An employee who’ll soon know Morgan isn’t quite what she seems.

Jane Smith was having a great day. Until her hot boss dropped a bombshell. It’s time for Jane to complete the questionnaire to decide where she’ll spend her afterlife. Oh, and her boss is immortal and also Death’s Head Minion. Yes, Death, as in the Grim Reaper.

 

SECOND NATURE
Shape-Shifter: Book 1

by Jae
narrated by Abby Craden

A compelling stand-alone lesbian paranormal romance, part one in the award-winning Shape-Shifter series.

For solitary novelist Jorie Price, true love seems as fictional as the shape-shifting creatures she writes about in her paranormal romances. Griffin Westmore doesn’t believe in love, either, but she’s one of those not-so-fictional shape-shifters who secretly live among humans.

When Jorie’s writing gets uncomfortably close to the truth, Griffin is sent to investigate and, if necessary, kill the author to protect the secrets of her kind. But when Griffin unexpectedly finds herself drawn to Jorie, her world is turned upside down. Hell, she’s supposed to kill the human, not fall in love with her! How can she complete her mission now?

 

PINK BEAN SERIES
Books 1-3

by Harper Bliss
narrated by Angela Dawe, Melissa Moran

Sydney is full of coffee shops, but none as exciting, and full of drama, as the Pink Bean.

First meet Micky, a newly divorced mother of two, who in No Strings Attached is claiming her independence by taking a job at the Pink Bean and exploring a new side to herself.

Next up are Kristin and Sheryl, the owners of the Pink Bean. Beneath the Surface will take you back in time to follow their journey and discover the origin story of Sydney’s pinkest coffee shop.

Finally, get to know Josephine, long-time barista at the Pink Bean, as she attempts to get over her insecurities and opens herself up to love in Everything Between Us.

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: May 21st Edition

Dear Lesfic Reader,

Thanks again for your patience while I juggle everything and take extra time to recover from my illness.

Authors, it would be extremely helpful if you could provide me with your new release details. Here’s the link for how to submit books for the newsletter.

Finally, tomorrow is the last day for the IHL Mega Sale. Don’t miss out on loading up on fab lesfic books at fantastic prices. Click here for the main sale page.

Stay safe and well.

Happy reading!

TB

ROMANCE

 

PURSUING PANDORA

by Maggie Brown

Corporate lawyer Winter Carlyle is the first to admit that she’s become jaded with romance after a very messy public breakup.

When her bossy aunt asks her to visit a high-end nightclub to check on her young cousin, Winter reluctantly agrees. Poking her nose into her cousin’s love life is the last thing she wants to do. So what if he has a giant crush on Pandora, a lounge singer thirteen years his senior? The cougar just might teach him a thing or two.

For Pandora, the sultry siren with the slinky low-cut gown façade is all an act. It’s showbiz. She dislikes the adulation and the numerous advances, especially from the Russian gangster and the aging playboy. Besides, she has an ulterior motive for being at the club, and romance is definitely off the agenda.

But uptight, reserved Winter is a complication she hasn’t foreseen. And even with the best intentions, love has a way of striking at the most inopportune times.

 

AVALANCHE

by Stephanie Shea

Available in Kindle Unlimited

On-the-rise fashion photographer Blake Elimar has only ever been in love once—with her then best friend, Drew. It’s taken five years to piece herself together, especially since the last time they’d seen each other was at Drew’s wedding.

Drew Dimitrov has officially been dubbed the model world’s new it-girl. In a career-defining moment, she has been given her first nude photoshoot at Luxe magazine, and Blake just happens to be the photographer.

It’s a reunion neither expects.

But can anyone stop an avalanche once the ice begins to fall?

 

THE ADVENTURERS

by Bryce Oakley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Joey and Kendall’s paths cross, a rocky start with an accidental laundry switch turns into an unlikely friendship. From there, the two friends make a pact to get out of their comfort zones, one piece of paper drawn from an “Adventure Jar” at a time. A growing mutual attraction leads them on an adventure that neither one might have expected…

 

PLEASE, MISTRESS

by Grace Parkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Fiona can’t stop thinking about her Ice Queen teacher, the enigmatic Joss Red. Can she make her dreams become reality? 

A sizzling Age Gap, Dominant/submissive romance from Grace Parkes.

 

FRENCH PRESS

by Sienna Waters

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Paris, the City of Love.

Unless you’ve just been dumped, of course…

Journalist Hayden Wright’s romantic trip to France isn’t turning out quite as she expected. Not least because her girlfriend is now her ex-girlfriend and she’s supposed to go it alone. Nevertheless, she’s sure she’s got the strength to be independent, right up until her cases don’t arrive and she breaks down at the airport.

Which is when Nicolette Roche magically appears to save her skin. Well, her luggage, at least.

Nicolette is flighty, flexible, unreliable and… beautiful. Exactly what Hayden doesn’t need in her perfectly planned life. But Hayden’s a woman with a mission: to find Sydney Duchamp, a model who dropped off the face of the earth almost forty years ago. And Nicolette might just hold the key to the mystery.

A missing woman, a top job up for grabs, a relationship that redefines the word complicated, and a beautiful French woman. Hayden has more than enough on her plate. So she can’t possibly fall in love as well. Or can she?

 

DYALESSIA GAMES: BESS & MIRA 2.0
Dyalessia Games: Book 5

by Scott Kujawa

Available in Kindle Unlimited

After returning to Rochester from New York City, Bess and Mira desired to expand their family. Working together, the two settle into their home and plan to have their baby. As the months pass, Bess reunites with Amy, her former lover while at college, and Kylia and Tess, her former roommates.

Knowing Bess carries their child, Mira’s eager to help her wife throughout the pregnancy. Mira also expands the art gallery her family owns in New York City, opening one in Rochester. It won’t be long before Bess and Mira learn more about each other and their relationship. Adding a child to their family transforms it, strengthening the love they share.

Other surprises are in store for Bess and Mira as their lives change because of the baby.

 

IN HER HANDS

by Rebekah Blackmore

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Veronica “Ronnie” Winters loves her life. She works as a pediatric nurse at a local hospital, and she is engaged to a wonderful man. When Ronnie meets Amy Vascar, the mother of one of her patients, she realizes just how quickly someone’s life can change in an instant of meeting just the right person, and how quickly friendship can morph into something more.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

WAITING FOR YOU

by Elle Spencer

Have you ever met someone and felt like you’ve known them in a thousand different lifetimes?

Lindsay Hall was a high school senior when she and her friend Patty discovered peach schnapps, listened to a past-life hypnosis CD, and got an up-close look at who she once was. And who she used to love. The knowledge of her past life has always haunted Lindsay. As her ex is happy to point out, it’s gotten in the way of her relationships too. Even her teenage daughter has politely suggested that she “get the eff over it.” Except she didn’t say eff.

Ren Christopher just wants a quick break before she starts a new job in Paris. She’s just extracted herself from a not-brief-enough, drama-filled relationship. A few weeks relaxing and hanging with her old college friend Deb is just what the doctor ordered. No pressure, no expectations, and absolutely no drama.

Everything is perfect until Lindsay faints at the sight of Ren.

 

THE ROAD HOME

by Erin Zak

When she’s passed over for the role of a lifetime, Hollywood actress Gwendolyn Carter is absolutely crushed. That’s when things go from bad to worse. Home to celebrate her dad’s birthday, Gwen discovers her mom is sick and might not have much time left. She stays to help and to repair the emotional rift that has kept them apart for so long. That’s easier said than done, though, because oh-so-perfect Lila Machowicz has all but replaced Gwen as Carol Carter’s surrogate daughter.

Gwen and Lila are forced to work together to support the woman they both care about, even though they’re rivals for a place in Carol’s life. The last thing either expects is an attraction as undeniable as it is inconvenient. When Lila helps Gwen rebuild trust with her mom, Gwen’s heart begins to thaw. But every family has a closet full of skeletons, and when she discovers the family secret, will she ever be able to trust Lila again?

 

THE DUCHESS AND THE DREAMER

by Jenny Frame

Clementine Fitzroy, Duchess of Rosebrook, doesn’t trust dreamers. After her grandmother and famous social reformer blew the family fortune on her dream of creating a new kind of community, the family land was sold off and their coffers drained. Clementine grew up watching her mother struggle and now lives in the small gatehouse behind her former family home.

Evan Fox has a dream that could change the world and save the planet. As CEO of her family toy company, she creates fuel for the imagination. When the Rosebrook estate comes up for sale, Evan jumps at the chance to make her vision of a utopian eco community come to life.

Clementine is wary of the good-looking newcomer, but Evan is determined to win over the beautiful duchess and prove that sometimes dreams really do come true.

 

OLIVIA’S AWAKENING

by Ronica Black

Olivia Savage is newly divorced and embarking on the not-so-easy task of getting into shape. One morning, after struggling to run up a mountain trail, she meets Eve Monroe who stirs her in ways she doesn’t understand.

Eve helps women achieve the physical fitness they yearn for, but when it comes to her love life, she buries her own yearnings and only dates casually. All that changes the day she meets the beautiful and sheltered Olivia. Eve is surprisingly smitten, and she soon finds that her desire to help is quickly overshadowed by her desire to make love.

When Olivia hires Eve as her trainer, their attempts at controlling their attraction are no match for their unbridled passion. But it’s the deeper, more poignant feelings neither of them can ignore that have Olivia and Eve questioning everything they’ve ever known about love.

 

LOVE ON THE NIGHT SHIFT

by Radclyffe

Between ruling the night shift in the ER at the Rivers and raising her teenage daughter, Blaise Richeilieu has all the drama she needs in her life. When a dashing young attending appears on the scene and relentlessly pursues her, Blaise has plenty of reasons to say no—or at least she tells herself she does, despite Grady’s nearly irresistible charm. Even if Blaise had the slightest desire to play Grady’s game, the past she’s kept hidden from everyone is a secret she intends to keep buried. What Blaise doesn’t know is the barriers she constructs make Grady even more determined to find a way through them.

 

FORGING A DESIRE LINE

by Mary P. Burns

Charley Owens is content with her life. She has her super-organized job, her super-clean apartment, her long-time friends, and her cats. That’s all she needs after the crumbling of her twenty-five-year relationship, even if her friends keep trying to set her up with someone new. But when she meets the handsome and aloof Joanna, she’s forced to reevaluate what it is she wants, and maybe what’s been missing…

Everything seems to be going well until Charley’s ex-wife, Tricia, calls with devastating news and Charley’s hope for a quiet life is overturned. While trying to take care of Tricia, Charley is determined to get Joanna to take a chance on her. But is she ready to take one herself?

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

WHILE MY HEART BEATS

by Erin McKenzie

Johanna Lennox, a working-class Scottish nurse, and Ellie Winthrop, a Voluntary Aid Detachment recruit from a wealthy British family, are thrown together in a general hospital in France during World War I.

When Johanna’s mother dies unexpectedly, Ellie is there to offer the comfort she desperately needs, and their feelings for each other grow into an attraction neither can deny. Johanna is convinced they can’t have a future together and throws herself into her work to escape her pain. She volunteers to serve closer to the front and almost loses her life before being sent home.

When Ellie refuses to give up hope and goes to find her, will Johanna be able to trust that a love born amidst the horrors of the Great War can survive in a post-war world?

 

MYSTERY / THRILLER

 

MALICE IN THE SHADOWS
Shadow Series: Book 6

by Kat Smith

Available in Kindle Unlimited

In the sixth installment of the Shadow Series, a hacker calling himself the Video Vigilante is terrorizing citizens of New York City. Slithering through the shadows of cyberspace, he commandeers the smart home devices of Garrison Security Corporation’s customers, covertly records their scandalous activities, then demands a ransom to keep their secrets from becoming front-page news.

When the hacker targets a US Senator, threatening the National Security of the United States, Alex receives a desperate call from a former lover, Jennifer Duncan, the Chief Information Officer of Garrison Security, pleading for the help of the ICC to capture the Video Vigilante.

Sent to New York to hunt down the hacker, Payton and Alex find themselves in the midst of a corporate power struggle and become tangled in a deceptive web of corporate espionage, embezzlement, and murder. As they race against the clock to expose the hacker, an underlying menacing plot to destroy Garrison Security’s CEO, Keelyn Garrison, and take over her family empire comes to light.

 

MILITARIAL MALICE
Book 28

by K’Anne Meinel

Alice’s unfinished business has caused her and her family a lot of unforeseen aggravation, and Alice seeks to make amends. But it seems life isn’t finished with her yet. Just when Alice thinks they’re about to be happy again, life throws her one more curve, and this one is a doozy!

 

 

EXIT STRATEGY
Joanna Mitchell Thrillers: Book 2

by Barbara Winkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The past will find you.

Joanna cherishes the peaceful life she’s found, far away from the tribulations she and Rue have faced. When her job leads her to a woman in distress, she can’t turn away, even knowing that her actions might put a spotlight on her.

Joanna will have to face old and new enemies while protecting the ones she loves. With Rue by her side, can she persevere once more?

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

PRETENDING IN PARADISE

by M. Ullrich
narrated by Keira Grace

When travelwisdom.com assigns PR specialist Caroline Beckett and travel blogger Emma Morgan to cover a hot new couples retreat, they’re forced to fake a relationship to secure a reservation. Ten days in paradise would be a dream assignment, if only they’d stop arguing long enough to enjoy it.

Reputations are Caroline’s business. Too bad she was forced out of her previous job when an ex smeared hers all over the office grapevine. She’s never getting involved with a coworker again, especially not one as careless and unprofessional as Emma.

Emma knows that life is too short to play by the rules. But when she goes too far and a defamation lawsuit puts her job in jeopardy, she has to make nice with Caroline, the image police, and deliver the best story of her career.

Only pretending to be in love sure feels a whole lot like falling in love. When their story goes public, ambition and privacy collide, and their chance at making a fake relationship real might just be collateral damage.

 

CHANGING THE SCRIPT

by Lee Winter
narrated by Claire Alain

A funny, small-town lesbian romance about clashing cultures and daring to dream big.

LA-based English indie filmmaker Alex Levitin reluctantly takes a job in New Zealand to save the “worst movie ever”, Shezan: Mistress of the Forest. Things might go easier for her if she didn’t almost run over the standoffish, beautiful local cop on her first day in town. And it’d really help if her film set wasn’t being mysteriously sabotaged.

When Ika Whenu’s Senior Constable Sam Keegan isn’t trying to stamp out a motorcycle gang drug problem afflicting her town, she’s publicly slamming everything about the exploitative film, Shezan, and the Hollywood blow-ins making it. That includes its nerdy, cute director, Alex, who has woeful driving skills to go with her smart mouth.

Against the stunning scenery and chaotic film-set backdrop, attraction flares between the two warring women as they’re forced to work together to find the set saboteur.

 

DEPARTURE FROM THE SCRIPT

by Jae
narrated by Abigail Rakocy

It’s aspiring actress meeting photographer, femme meeting butch in this light-hearted lesbian romance set in Hollywood. 

Aspiring actress Amanda Clark and photographer Michelle Osinski are two women burned by love and not looking to test the fire again. And even if they were, it certainly wouldn’t be with each other. Amanda has never been attracted to a butch woman before, and Michelle personifies the term butch.

Having just landed a role on a hot new TV show, she’s determined to focus on her career and doesn’t need any complications in her life. After a turbulent breakup with her starlet ex, Michelle swore she would never get involved with an actress again.

Another high-maintenance woman is the last thing she wants, and her first encounter with Amanda certainly makes her appear the type. But after a date that is not a date and some meddling from Amanda’s grandmother, they both begin to wonder if it’s not time for a departure from their usual dating scripts.

 

SHANGHAIED
A Woman Down Under Series Prequel

by K’Anne Meinel
narrated by Rachel Quinn Haines

Melissa Lawrence’s life had been planned out for her. As a wife in the upper echelon of New York society, she was expected to take her place among some of the wealthiest people in America. A society that judges you on your looks will ignore certain things because of the money your family possesses, which you will eventually inherit; however, certain peccadillos will never be acceptable, and as Melissa becomes Mel and begins to realize her potential, life sends her on a journey she never could have anticipated.

 

IN DYER CIRCUMSTANCES
The Final Chapter

by Claire Highton-Stevenson
narrated by Sarah Kempton

Everything you thought you knew – is wrong!

Agent Ren Dyer wakes up in a hospital room with her lover Andrea Fielding by her bedside, but not all is as it seems when Andrea appears distant, and not at all like the lover she has come to depend upon.

With no recollection of what has happened, Ren must rely on those around her to explain, but when the explanation makes no sense, what can she do?

Walking out of the hospital, she comes face-to-face with a new reality, a familiar one that leaves her lost and confused. And now she must regain the love of Andrea Fielding all over again.

 

LADY BLUE

by Prudence MacLeod
narrated by Aimee Aguilera

An abused and bullied teenager is suddenly granted great and terrible powers by an ancient goddess. Each step towards womanhood is shaped by her new abilities, as is the woman she will become. Devil or angel, which will she be? Will the woman who chases her ever know for sure?

 

TO THE BEAT OF THEIR OWN DRUM
Jems & Jamz: Book 3

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue
narrated by Kris Szczesny

Before becoming members of Jems and Jamz, Spike Bianchi and Jemma Rodriguez were just two lost individuals trying to find their way in life. Find out how one trip to Texas changed the course of their lives and spurred the evolution of the band known as Jems and Jamz.

 

LESFIC BOOK NEWS

Summer Loving is a collection of short summer stories from a selection of some of the hottest names in f/f fiction right now. Available for Preorder. 

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 

PROJECT LAUGHTER

Welcome to Project Laughter. At least once a week, hopefully more, I’ll post a guest blog from a lesfic author sharing an embarrassing moment in their lives to help us laugh.

Cheyenne Blue provides chuckles with her The United States Border Patrol is Not Your Friend. Cheyenne is giving away 1 ecopy of ALL AT SEA to one lucky winner.

Authors if you’d like to get involved in the project, see this page for more details.


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Mega Sale and Newsletter Announcement

Dear Lesfic Reader,

I want to thank all of you who wished me well. Every message meant a lot.

Today, I’m announcing the I Heart Lesfic mega sale is underway. Click on this link for the main page. The final day of the sale is this Friday, May 22nd.

My second announcement is the new release newsletter that typically goes out on Tuesdays will be published this Thursday, May 21st (fingers crossed). With the sale and being in poor health, I need a couple of extra days. This won’t be a permanent change, but over the next few weeks, I may need to do the best I can, which could mean adjusting the schedule as needed.

Don’t forget to check out the mega sale.

Please stay safe and well.

TB


Summer Loving is a collection of short summer stories from a selection of some of the hottest names in f/f fiction right now. Available for preorder!

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I Heart Lesfic Newsletter Announcement

Dear Lesfic Reader,

It’s with a heavy heart that I have to cancel this week’s newsletter due to poor health. I’ve been battling an illness for many weeks, and most of the time, I feel okay. But the past 5 days have been extraordinarily difficult, and I’ve been staying in bed.

As of now, I’m hoping to have a newsletter on May 19th, but I can’t make any promises.

Also, the mega sale starting on May 18th may have to be cancelled. I’ll make a decision on Wednesday, May 13th.

My sincere apologies.

Please stay safe and well.

TB

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The United States Border Patrol is Not Your Friend by Cheyenne Blue

I don’t know about you, but the world seems to be getting pretty (insert your favorite colorful word here) intense. While I like to stay informed, I also like to laugh to deal with stress. And, I need some chuckles these days.

Today, the wonderful Cheyenne Blue is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Cheyenne is giving away 1 ecopy of All at Sea. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Cheyenne.

The United States Border Patrol is Not Your Friend

I’m lucky enough to have lived in a few different places around the world: Australia (of course), the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States. For most of ten years, I lived in various parts of the southwest, mostly in Denver, Colorado (which is still where I call my American home), but also spent several months in Phoenix, Arizona.

I love Arizona. A city is a city is a city, but to me, what I love is getting out into the remote and rural areas. ‘Going bush’ we call it in Australia, or ‘heading backcountry’ in the U.S. Arizona is an amazing place for a desert lover. My partner and I would head off in our Jeep and explore the desert parks, the huge tracts of public land held by the Bureau of Land Management, and the mines and ghost towns that dotted those regions. I loved the glistening desert pavements of compacted fragments of rock, as smooth and shiny as any highway. I loved travelling the dry desert washes that spilled out of the mountains onto the plains, and the cacti in all their beauty and glory. (I had a few run-ins with cactus spines too, including sitting on a barrel cactus, but that story is not this story). I loved, too, the characters I met along the way (some bad, most great) and places like the Lone Star Bar (sadly now closed) which stood all by itself on a quiet crossroads. The place had hundreds of bras suspended from the ceiling, like a fabric jungle of vines. I only just managed to hang on to mine.

Arizona is a fabulous destination for four-wheel driving, and there is one long desert track that, for us, was the stuff of fantasy. Coming from Australia, where routes like the Canning Stock Route can take most of a week to drive, the long multi-day drive along the Camino del Diablo sounded like heaven. The ‘Devil’s Highway’ runs for 250 miles, much of it right alongside the border with Mexico. In the early 2000s, which is when this story takes place, the border ‘fence’ was mostly two rusty strands of wire held up (or not) by rotting fence posts.  Yes, there were many people crossing illegally into the United States, and the poorly patrolled remote area of Sonoran Desert was a dangerous temptation for some.

Travelling the Camino meant paperwork. Permits and ‘hold harmless’ agreements. We’d never had to sign any such thing before, and as the Camino crossed the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range, as well as the usual warnings about mountain lions, lack of water, lack of assistance, lack of a breakdown service, and lack of, well, anything, the hold harmless included a disclaimer that we may be used as target practice by the air force. We were, but luckily they only used laser beams.

Camping on the Camino was a particular delight. There was no light pollution, no noise except the howling of coyotes, and no one to be seen. No one except the U.S. Border Patrol.

The Border Patrol used mainly helicopters on this remote stretch. On our first night’s camp, we were sound asleep in our little tent when we were woken by the whop-whop-whop of an approaching ‘copter. Searchlights shone down on us, as bright as any alien abduction, illuminating us in our tent as clearly as day. We lay still and waited for them to go away. Long minutes passed while they were presumably checking the number of bodies in the tent, the vehicle rego, and our permit to be there, but eventually the light was turned off and the whop-whop-whop faded away.

It was the middle of the night. And, as I’m sure many of you will know, when woken in the middle of the night, the urge to pee gets stronger. I got up and stuck my head out of the tent. No one around. No helicopter, no vehicle patrols, no border jumpers. Not a soul. I put on my boots (Those cacti spines, y’know) and walked stark naked out of the tent into the moonlight.

It was a beautiful night.  Forgetting the need to pee, I wandered across the sand, sparkling in the moonlight, through cacti gardens, following my nose until I stood on a slight rise. The tent was about 200 yards away, and the only sound was an occasional night bird… and the whop-whop-whop of the border patrol helicopter.

I took a quick scan around but although I could hear it, I couldn’t see it anywhere. I crouched to pee. And suddenly, the motor noise was louder and the bloody alien abduction light switched on brighter than a hundred football fields. The searchlight beamed down on me as I peed. In my imagination, I could hear the laughter of the border patrol agents only a short distance above me.

What could I do? I looked up, waved, smiled for the cameras, finished peeing, had a little shaky-shaky-shake dry and stomped off back to the tent, my naked flesh illuminated all the way by the perfect circle of the spotlight.

I crawled inside to my partner’s laughter—just as loud, I’m sure, as the laughter of the agents in the helicopter.

GIVEAWAY

ALL AT SEA

by Cheyenne Blue

An enthralling, opposites-attract lesbian romance about what lies beneath.

Stevie Sterling is having a day from hell. Snubbed—yet again—by her unsupportive parents, she runs out on their posh party and takes refuge on a deserted yacht. Waking the next day with the world’s worst hangover, Stevie finds herself far from shore.

As if being trapped on the yacht in only her party dress isn’t bad enough, Stevie’s frantic that she’ll miss the first day of her new job as a nurse. She has so much to prove in her career—to herself and her parents.

The yacht’s cute but unimpressed captain, Kaz Malone—an eco-warrior who hits the seas with Sinbad the cat—is on a mission: There’s a nuclear-waste-dumping tanker to harass.

Kaz is as single-minded as she is stubborn and she’s not about to turn around for some stowaway with a new job. Hell, no. Saving the planet comes first.

But perhaps there’s more than one way to a destination?

  • 1 winner
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    1 Ebook

All At Sea Giveaway

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Cheyenne Blue has been hanging around the lesbian erotica world since 1999 writing short lesbian erotica which has appeared in over 90 anthologies. Her stories got longer and longer and more and more romantic, so she went with the flow and switched to writing romance novels. You’ll find her books published by Ylva Publishing—the latest being All at Sea. She loves writing big-hearted romance often set in rural Australia because that’s where she lives. She has a small house on a hill with a big deck and bigger view—perfect for morning coffee, evening wine, and anytime writing.

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: May 5th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

Here are this week’s new ebook and audio releases and announcements.

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details. 

Anyone with lesfic news, give me a shout at tbm@iheartlesfic.com.

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

ALL AT SEA

by Cheyenne Blue

An enthralling, opposites-attract lesbian romance about what lies beneath.

Stevie Sterling is having a day from hell. Snubbed—yet again—by her unsupportive parents, she runs out on their posh party and takes refuge on a deserted yacht. Waking the next day with the world’s worst hangover, Stevie finds herself far from shore.

As if being trapped on the yacht in only her party dress isn’t bad enough, Stevie’s frantic that she’ll miss the first day of her new job as a nurse. She has so much to prove in her career—to herself and her parents.

The yacht’s cute but unimpressed captain, Kaz Malone—an eco-warrior who hits the seas with Sinbad the cat—is on a mission: There’s a nuclear-waste-dumping tanker to harass.

Kaz is as single-minded as she is stubborn and she’s not about to turn around for some stowaway with a new job. Hell, no. Saving the planet comes first.

But perhaps there’s more than one way to a destination?

 

REVOLVING DOORS

by Helen Macpherson

Businesswoman Rhiannon Sharp is at the top of her game. After years spent crossing the globe, she returns Sydney. Though professionally feted, a key part of her personal life is missing. World-renowned concert pianist Angela Drayton is on an extended sabbatical with her son, wondering how her life is so full and yet strangely empty. A 20-year school reunion is the perfect opportunity for both to gain answers to questions so long left unanswered. But will they? Can they pick up from where they never really managed to start?

 

DARE TO LOVE

by A.L. Brooks

A slow-burn lesbian romance about leaving the past behind and opening your heart to new possibilities.

Investment banker Ash Taylor left her cut-throat world to set up a cool, cutting-edge tattoo studio. Her love life’s been a lot bumpier, though. Ever since a heart-breaking affair with a straight colleague, she’s vowed to steer clear of women unsure of their sexuality.

Talent-agency executive Carmen Lyttleton is straight, career focused, and not prone to distraction from her occasional casual relationships. When her best friend gets a tattoo at Ash’s studio, Carmen finds herself unexpectedly impressed by Ash and her business.

When they accidentally meet again, Carmen is shocked by the sparks between them and the realization that she feels a lot more than just admiration for Ash’s work ethic. It can’t possibly mean what it seems…can it?

The pull between the women is powerful but so are their fears, old baggage, and stubbornness. Can they dare to love?

 

HEADMISTRESS

by Emily Hayes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Can Megan’s charm melt the heart of her Ice Queen boss, the Headmistress?

A hot, Age Gap, Ice Queen lesbian romance from exciting new lesfic author, Emily Hayes. *Includes explicit scenes involving BDSM*

Megan is a struggling single mom who lies on her resume to get a job in a school as Personal Assistant to demanding Headmistress, Deborah Stewart. All Megan wants is to create a better life for her daughter.

Nothing Megan does is ever good enough to please Ms Stewart.

But, there is something about the way that Ms Stewart treats Megan, that makes Megan begin to wonder if she secretly likes being ordered around and made to wait.

Can Megan thaw her boss’s icy heart and find a way to indulge her new fantasies?

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

MADDIE AND KARA
Breaking Free

by D.R. Coghlan

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A desperate boyfriend. A seductive housemate. Can their love survive the distance?

Kara should be having the time of her life in London, but instead, she waits anxiously for word that Maddie is on her way.

Maddie’s future is mapped out for her including marrying her long-term boyfriend. Her family don’t know she’s in love with a woman. Maddie can either cave in to their expectations, or break free and follow Kara to London.

As communication crumbles, Kara’s loneliness increases and she starts to lose hope.  Will Maddie make it or will Kara move on and give in to temptation?

The sequel to Maddie Meets Kara. Can be read as a standalone.

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

UNLEASHED: CASE OF THE DALMATION SALVATION

by Erik Schubach

Finnegan Temperance McLeary-May, dog walker extraordinaire has had an eventful time in Manhattan since she first moved to New York City. Her unique profession and quirky, bubbly personality endear her to everyone who meets her.

Finnegan and her detective wife, Jane, are asked by the owner of the mega dog walking conglomerate, Rafiel’s Canine Walkers, for a favor.

Dogs are vanishing from their homes after dog walkers from RCW drop them off after their walks. There is no signs of forced entry and nothing in the homes are missing. So the dogs are written off by the NYPD as runaways.

Fin, Calvin, Jane, and even Fin’s daughter, Luce, get embroiled in a case that is much more than it seems. It will take all their resources combined to bring the dog-nappers to justice.

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

HEART OF GOLD
Heart Series: Book 1

by Luci Dreamer

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Thomasina ‘Thomas’ Miller decides to live as a man rather than have her fate controlled by one. She heads to the Klondike during the Gold Rush of 1898 hoping to find enough gold to purchase a ranch in the West. On the journey, she meets and falls for Rachel Harkes and realizes her secret might cost her everything as they rely on each other to survive against the harsh elements at the top of the world.

 

HISTORICAL 

 

DISTANT HORIZONS
The Cavendish Trilogy: Book 3

by F.K. Sewell

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Leaving London far behind, Vesta Calida Cavendish sets sail with a new crew – and an old friend – still seeking that elusive ship of her own. However, advancement soon becomes the least of her worries when the Captain’s wife catches her eye and a new enemy gets wind of her intentions…

Meanwhile, Matthew is struggling to stay afloat in the navy, constantly treading a fine line between being himself and staying out of trouble. Little does he know, his luck may be about to run out…

Nicolas Cavendish is doing his utmost to maintain his fearsome reputation, live up to his father’s legacy and keep his family happy, however the consequences of his notoriety are fast advancing and they might not be pleasant…

All three of their paths converge as matters come to a head and in the end, survival will depend on how the cards play out…

 

EROTICA

 

A DISCOVERY OF BDSM
A Bijou Basin Book Bite: Book 1

by Koriana Brackson

Available in Kindle Unlimited

“Have you… have you ever… experimented with BDSM?”

Of all the things Kenzie’s best friend and lover could have asked her, she didn’t expect that question. Yet, three years into their friendship, it’s exactly what Felicity wanted to know. A twenty-three year old Kenzie learns of Dominance and submission for the first time, and it intrigues her as much as it intrigued Felicity.

 

DYSTOPIAN ROMANCE

 

MISHA’S PROMISE
Karst: Book 3

by Renee MacKenzie

After spending her youth being reviled and abused, Misha Wyatt has settled into a peaceful existence as a healer in Karst, New America. When an airplane crashes in the meadow outside of Karst, Misha hurries to the wreckage to help the pilot. Misha is not expecting the pilot to be alive…or so beautiful. Will her uncontrollable desire to keep the pilot safe be her downfall? Will their love survive the dangerous journey East? Can they survive this journey?

The last book in the Karst series brings our characters to their physical and emotional limits. Don’t miss the culmination of this exciting series!

 

YA THRILLER

 

THE BOOK OF PROMISES

by Tammy Bird

Spencer Price is living her best life in Denver Colorado.

But when Jordan Rohan kisses her, and her best friend writes it in their shared book of promises, she suddenly finds herself in a struggle between duty and independence, allegiance and betrayal.

Soon, two things become clear: There is far more to the kiss than Spencer first believed, and the person to whom she is most connected is hiding secrets far deeper and more dangerous than Spencer ever suspected. To uncover the secrets, Spencer must question the promises of the past. But doing so could bring death, not only to herself but to those who are her future.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

A WOMAN UNDONE
A Woman Lost: Book 6

by TB Markinson
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

Despite Lizzie’s attempts to hide from her family, circumstances pull her even deeper into the complicated Petrie web.

After a disastrous family Christmas, Lizzie’s friends and family seek her counsel, dragging Lizzie back into their orbit. With a brother facing prison time, a family feud, the possibility of raising her niece, and the desire to have another child, Lizzie’s one step from constructing a moat to block out the world.

Will Lizzie crack or dig deep to prevent the collapse of the family?

A Woman Undone is the smart and funny sixth installment of A Woman Lost, a series of contemporary lesbian romances. If you like fully-formed characters, complicated family dynamics, and well-crafted prose, then you’ll love T.B. Markinson’s heart-warming series.

 

DON’T TELL ME TWICE
Jems & Jamz: Book 1

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue
narrated by Kris Szczesny

When Buck, the lead singer of Jems and Jamz, loses Olive, her girlfriend and lead guitarist to a rival band, her life takes a drastic turn. Just when everything seems like it is too much to handle, her band manager hires a new woman Ziggy to take Olive’s place.

Ziggy is charming and challenges Buck with her overall talent, creating tension between the two. Buck does her best to get along with the other woman, but when the Ziggy threatens her spot on vocals, tempers flare.

 

WAITING FOR YOU

by Elle Spencer
narrated by Lori Prince

Have you ever met someone and felt like you’ve known them in a thousand different lifetimes?

Lindsay Hall was a high school senior when she and her friend Patty discovered peach schnapps, listened to a past-life hypnosis CD, and got an up-close look at who she once was. And who she used to love. The knowledge of her past life has always haunted Lindsay. As her ex-husband is happy to point out, it’s made her a pretty crappy partner, too. Even her teenage daughter has politely suggested that she “get the eff over it.” Except she didn’t say eff.

Ren Christopher just wants a quick break before she starts a new job in London. She’s just extracted herself from a not-brief-enough, drama-filled relationship. A few weeks relaxing, drinking too much wine, and hanging with her old college friend Patty is just what the doctor ordered. No pressure, no expectations, and absolutely no drama.

Everything is perfect until Lindsay faints at the sight of Ren.

 

THE BIG UNEASY
Around the World: Book 2

by A.E. Radley
narrated by Ella Lynch

They say opposites attract, but can lightning strike twice?

Rebecca has convinced Arabella to accompany her on a trip to New Orleans. Both women are struggling to figure out their new relationship, as Rebecca gives Arabella the space she requests, and Arabella comes to terms with her unexpected feelings for the younger woman.

Meeting Rebecca’s friend Jenn gives them the chance to learn more about each other, while Jenn starts to fall for her own older woman from out of town.

The second book in the Around the World Series, following on from the smash hit success The Road Ahead.

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

LESFIC AUTHOR NEWS

IHL is organizing a mega sale scheduled May. 18th through May. 22nd. To get your book(s) involved in the sale, click on the image for the details.

Deadline to join is May 5th.

 

PROJECT LAUGHTER

Welcome to Project Laughter. At least once a week, hopefully more, I’ll post a guest blog from a lesfic author sharing an embarrassing moment in their lives to help us laugh.

Tammy Bird provides chuckles with her Myrtle and Tillie guest post. Tammy is giving away 1 ecopy of The Book of Promises.

Two Lady Macbeths and My Poor, Traumatized Classmates by Rae Magdon will make you smile. Rae is giving away 1 ecopy of Fur and Fangs: Volumes 1-10

Authors if you’d like to get involved in the project, see this page for more details.


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Myrtle and Tillie by Tammy Bird

I don’t know about you, but the world seems to be getting pretty (insert your favorite colorful word here) intense. While I like to stay informed, I also like to laugh to deal with stress. And, I need some chuckles these days.

Today, the wonderful Tammy Bird is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Tammy is giving away 1 ecopy of The Book of Promises. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Tammy.

Myrtle and Tillie

My parents divorced when my sister was five and I was ten. I stayed in Colorado with my dad and travelled via plane to my mom’s house each summer. When I was eleven, my dad allowed me to choose two rats for my birthday (something my mom had denied me since I was eight and fell in love with a beautiful grey rat who lived in my 4th grade classroom).

Myrtle and Tillie were well trained and went everywhere with me, usually on my shoulder. When I went for a haircut in preparation for my upcoming plane ride to visit my mom and sister, I forgot they were there, so imagine my shock when my hairdresser screamed at the top of her lungs and practically flew into the chair behind me. When I looked into the mirror to see what had spooked her so, there was Myrtle, her little pink nose twitching, looking in the mirror, as well.

My dad was not amused. In fact, he grounded my girls from my shoulder, where I thought they would ride when I travelled to my mom’s the following week. It seemed a perfectly acceptable plan in my twelve-year-old brain. My dad, of course, let me know that they would travel in their cage—end of discussion. Except, when we arrived at the airport, rats in tow in their little traveling cage covered with a towel, we were told they could not travel on the plane with me. Why we didn’t already know this is beyond me, but we didn’t.

I could not live without Myrtle and Tillie for a whole summer, I argued. I would just die. But the grown-ups just didn’t understand, and so I took the girls to the bathroom with my father’s blessing to dry my eyes and love on them one more time. When I handed the cage to my father ten minutes later, he promised to take care of them and to give me updates each time that I called.

I walked bravely onto the plane, only turning once more to wave at my dad. These were the days when your parent could watch you until you disappeared into the long tunnel and onto the plane.

In the air an hour later, the pilot turned off the “Seatbelt” sign, and I popped the silver buckle that held me in place and reached down to my tube socks. “Be still,” I whispered and rubbed gently on both legs at the same time. “No one can know you are here.”

For reference, here, the flight from Denver to Norfolk is four hours non-stop. Rats cannot stay still in a tube sock without peeing and pooping for four hours. Just sayin’. So off I went to the teeny tiny airplane restroom where I removed sweet Myrtle and Tillie from my socks and let them run around for about five minutes to do their business. On time number three, the stewardess who was taxed with making sure I made it safely into my mom’s arms, knocked on the door. “You okay in there, honey?”

“Yes, ma’am.” I leaned toward the back of the tiny room in an attempt to sound like I was on the toilet. “Just nerves.”

“Okay. Let me know if you need anything.”

Safely through that exchange, I turned back to my own little charges. Myrtle was gone. Shit. She couldn’t be far, right? It is a box of a space. And yet, she was nowhere. I even stuck my hand in the trash can. After a few minutes, I told myself she was okay, and I would come back in thirty minutes to coax her out with a peanut. I have no idea if rats like peanuts, but that was my big plan. Until I heard the scream.

What ensued was a grand comedy of adult humans trying to stay away from one little rat. I tried to stay calm as grown women and men pulled their feet up into their laps, as little kids clawed at parents like they were a jungle gym, as stewardesses chased poor Myrtle down the slender walkway.

I didn’t dare tell anyone she was mine. I already knew I was going to get blasted by my dad on the phone that night, and I wasn’t about to make it worse by having to tell him my plan was less than stellar. Instead, I sat perfectly still except for my head, which turned and stretched to try to eyeball my pet. And then it happened. My stewardess caught Myrtle by the tail and held him up for all to see. “It’s okay everyone. I think this little guy escaped a cage. He’s harmless.” And then she winked at me. Seriously winked at me.

This beautiful woman put Myrtle in a Styrofoam cup, poked holes all over it, and put a lid on it. When we were safely away from the plane and its passengers, she pulled that cup out of her bag, looked me in the eye, and said, “I think this belongs to you.” To this day, I am grateful for her kind of people. I don’t know how she knew, but I am sure glad she did.

GIVEAWAY

THE BOOK OF PROMISES

by Tammy Bird

Spencer Price is living her best life in Denver Colorado.

But when Jordan Rohan kisses her, and her best friend writes it in their shared book of promises, she suddenly finds herself in a struggle between duty and independence, allegiance and betrayal.

Soon, two things become clear: There is far more to the kiss than Spencer first believed, and the person to whom she is most connected is hiding secrets far deeper and more dangerous than Spencer ever suspected. To uncover the secrets, Spencer must question the promises of the past. But doing so could bring death, not only to herself but to those who are her future.

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Some people buy a fancy sports car or fly to far away lands when they hit middle age. Tammy started writing fiction with strong female protagonists. A literature professor by trade, she deemed it fitting to write about the kaleidoscopic prisms of human nature in her thriller/suspense stories and novels.

Be warned, her work is psychologically hard and gritty and real.

 

CONNECT WITH TAMMY BIRD

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Two Lady Macbeths And My Poor, Traumatized Classmates by Rae Magdon

I don’t know about you, but the world seems to be getting pretty (insert your favorite colorful word here) intense. While I like to stay informed, I also like to laugh to deal with stress. And, I need some chuckles these days.

Today, the wonderful Rae D. Magdon is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Rae is giving away 1 ecopy of Fur and Fangs: Volumes 1-10. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Rae.

Two Lady Macbeths And My Poor, Traumatized Classmates

During my high school career, I‌ was granted the somewhat dubious honor of playing Lady Macbeth—not once, but twice. Perhaps this is because I had no filter as a teenager (still working on that), and thus no fear of performing. My English teachers always gave me the meatier roles when Shakespeare time rolled around. I’m sure it was a relief to have a kid willing to memorize their lines, get up in front of the class, and perform with confidence.

They came to regret their decisions later.

The first time I played Lady Macbeth, I was in 8th grade. I’d moved to a new state and a new private school the year before, and took the opportunity to “reinvent” myself. Yep, this was the start of my high school goth phase:‌ chunky black boots, corset tops, and—important to this story—baggy black pants draped with heavy chains.

I was also experimenting with my sexuality. A few weeks prior to my extremely memorable performance, I became the proud owner of my very own black, see-through lace thong. I save that kind of underwear for special occasions these days, but back then, I‌ wore it whenever it was clean from the wash. It was my “special”‌ underwear and made me feel extremely grown up.

One fine day in class, I had a very special soliloquy: the infamous “Come You Spirits”‌ monologue, where Lady Macbeth talks herself into convincing Macbeth to murder Duncan. Y’all, I worked so hard ‌on that speech. Practicing in front of the mirror. Practicing in the car. My parents probably had it memorized, too. To boost my confidence, I wore my favorite clothes: boots, corset top, chain-laden black pants, and… yes, my brand new, black lace thong that had the consistency of damp cotton candy.

When Act I, Scene V came, I‌ turned to the class, took a dramatic pause, and began my speech with all the passion, greed, and guile a 13-year-old could muster…

… and my pants promptly fell down.

Like, all the way down.

They were much too loose, and thanks to the heavy chains on the bottom (and my undeveloped hips and ass, which came in years later), they decided to peace out. So, there I‌ was, standing before the class in my underwear. Everyone was shocked. To my credit, I‌ pulled them back up and finished my speech. The show must go on!

No one ever said a fucking word to me about it, for which I’m extremely grateful.

The second time I played Lady Macbeth, I was a senior in high school. I still wore goth clothes from time to time, but less frequently, because I had grown into my the overwhelmed, mentally ill college musician identity instead. When the time came to volunteer for roles, I‌ jumped on Lady Macbeth. At last, here was my chance to redeem myself!

While performing for the other classes, the first several Acts went without issue. It’s important to note that we weren’t using a stage, just some basic blocking in our open-plan English department, with some chairs pulled up so the other students could watch.

Then Act V came. If you’ve ever read The Scottish Play, you know that notorious L.M.B dies off-stage. The script calls for a terrified scream as she commits suicide. I had a lot of issues back then:‌ coming out, college auditions, general senior stress. So, I gave it my all. I screamed like I was out in the woods where no one else could hear me. I screamed like I was Prometheus, having my liver ripped out by eagles. I screamed like a murder victim.

Everyone from all the other floors came racing down to see what happened. They assumed something awful had happened, like a student had been in a hospital-worthy accident or worse. The play stopped, and my very embarrassed teacher had to explain that no one had, in fact, died.

Though over a decade has passed since then, when I think about the current state of the world, I often feel like replicating that infamous scream.

GIVEAWAY

FUR AND FANGS

Vol. 1-10

by Rae D. Magdon

Riley is a werewolf from rural Georgia, trying to make a new home in the bustling Big Apple. Isabeau is a sexy, computer-savvy vampire dealing with depression and recovering from a bad relationship. When a chance meeting on the subway brings them together, their lives will never be the same.

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Rae D. Magdon writes queer speculative fiction. Having published 11 novels and over 300 works of fanfiction, she cares deeply about representing trans folks and women of color.

Her cyberpunk novel, Lucky 7, received the 2019 Golden Crown Literary Award for Science Fiction and a 2019 Rainbow Award for Science Fiction.

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: April 28th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

Here are this week’s new ebook and audio releases and announcements.

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details. 

Anyone with lesfic news, give me a shout at tbm@iheartlesfic.com.

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

DON’T CRY FOR ME
Midnight in Manhattan: Book 1

by Rachel Lacey

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A frosty television host, a bubbly bar owner, and a litter of abandoned kittens. The recipe for ratings gold…or heartbreak?

Eve Marlow has her eyes on the prize: a third season of her popular business makeover show, Do Over. The last thing she needs is to find a litter of newborn kittens in a trash can, or to become involved—personally or professionally—with the bubbly kitten rescuer she contacts for help.

Josie Swanson had to put her kitten rescue on the back burner when she inherited her father’s bar two years ago, but despite her best efforts, Swanson’s is going under. She’s desperate to save it, and Eve could be the perfect person to help her, if only she can convince her to take a chance on her bar…and on Josie herself.

 

COSA NOSTRA

by Emma Nichols

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Bound by the Mafia’s code of honour, loyalty and silence, Maria Lombardo has always dreamed of another life. But when her father dies, she must take over from him as head of the Lombardo clan, the most powerful member of the Sicilian Mafia, La Cosa Nostra.

On the other side of Palermo, the Amato family’s growing lust for power presents a dangerous problem. Maria is forced to take action that goes against every fibre of her being, or she will lose the respect of her clan. Falling for Simone complicates an already complex situation. As the two women’s attraction for each other deepens, secrets are revealed that threaten their future together.

Will Maria choose loyalty to the Cosa Nostra or will she risk it all for love?

Best-selling lesbian romance author Emma Nichols weaves a breath-taking story of love, loyalty and honour that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

 

GOING ON RED

by Lyn Gardner

Brodie Shaw not only loves her life, she lives it to the fullest. A successful architect, she spends long hours turning her clients’ dreams into reality, but when Friday night comes along, Brodie’s focus shifts from work to play…because Brodie likes to play.

Out and proud, Brodie doesn’t lack in female companionship. As long as it lasts for only one night, Brodie is content to go about her life. She’s not interested in a relationship, and out of all the women who have come and gone from her life, not one has turned Brodie’s head for more than it took to bring her to climax, and then she meets Kate Monroe.

Kate Monroe is dedicated, diligent, and determined. A Detective Inspector on the outskirts of London, Kate is as disciplined in her job as she is in her life because Kate has a stubborn streak, and Kate has a plan. She’s plotted out her life like a roadmap, but upon meeting Brodie Shaw, another avenue appears. It’s tempting. It’s oh so tempting, yet a life set in stone is not easily crumbled, and Kate’s not one to give up without a fight.

Love happens out of nowhere. A glance, a touch, a scent, a word, and a life planned to the nth degree is altered in the blink of an eye. It’s a detour you tell yourself you don’t want to take. You can’t take it. You shouldn’t take it. You must not take it, and you do everything in your power to stay on the straight and narrow path you had planned…or do you?

 

GOOD COMPOSITION

by Lily Seabrooke

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Erin’s dreams didn’t pan out the way she’d had in mind. An unsatisfying job, a relationship gone south, she’s heading nowhere fast—until she sends one little text to an old best friend, estranged with time.

But bringing Aubrey back into her life changes everything for Erin, as the last things holding her relationship together fall apart. With nothing left to lose, what’s stopping her from leaving home, crossing the country and staying with Aubrey instead?

In the middle of struggles with her self-image, with health and with work trying to start a new life starting from scratch, she finds herself falling into something unfamiliar—she never thought she might be a lesbian, but before long, her best friend starts to feel like maybe more than a friend.

Good Composition is a 50k-word low-angst friends-to-lovers romance. Content warning for an emotionally abusive relationship, hospitalization, an eating disorder, open-door sex scenes and Britney—just Britney. Pick it up for a lighthearted, fluffy and easy read that feels like a shippy fanfiction or a teenage romantic daydream!

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

MELT MY HEART
Catskill Crew Romance: Book 1

by Anna Cove

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Laura Munro is a disgraced soap opera star, forced to flee Hollywood for the small Catskill mountain town of Love Falls. When she meets the reserved 9-1-1 operator Dylan Munro, she’s intrigued. But she can’t risk the scandal of a new relationship.

Dylan Wilson knows the pain of loss all too well. After losing her wife three years earlier, she’s poured her soul into her work helping others. Laura is the first person she notices again… like that. But she can’t bring herself to take the risk.

They’ve both been through a long and lonely winter. Can they find love with one another to melt the ice around their hearts?

 

GOOD GIRL BAD GIRL
Women at Work: Book 1

by D. R. Coghlan

What do you do when you come face to face with the childhood crush you never got over?

Innocent young Harper is immediately smitten by her grungy, disaffected new neighbour. Three years older, Gwen is a troubled preteen when she moves in next door. After a terrible row at home, Gwen leaves in the middle of the night.

Eighteen years later they meet again amid unanswered questions, half-forgotten memories, and feelings that now seem childish. Get this beautiful story now to see what becomes of these girls when they meet again as women.

 

NEW LEASE OF LOVE
Rainbow Central: Book 1

by Arizona Tape

It only takes the right person to turn everything around.

An evil stepmother drives Quinn away from home and desperate for money, she ends up working in Rainbow Central, a bar on the verge of going bankrupt. The only saving grace? The beautiful owner and divorcée, Olivia White.

Despite their age difference, the two women work well together trying to breathe a new lease of life into the bar. But what about a new lease of love?

New Lease Of Love is a May-December lesbian romance in the workplace and was previously titled ‘Turning The Tables’.

 

DRAMATIC ROMANCE

 

SUCH CROOKED WOOD

by Kit Eyre

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Lily McFarlane prefers the quiet life restoring retro furniture in her converted church, but everyone around her seems to have different ideas. When her favourite haunt is targeted in a vicious attack and a new client turns out to be more trouble than they’re worth, Lily finds her solitary existence under threat. And that’s before she even factors in the gorgeous stranger determined to make a friend of her.

 

EROTIC ROMANCE 

 

THE HITCHHIKER
Jade’s Erotic Adventures: Book 24

by Victoria Rush

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Jade notices a young hitchhiker at the side of the highway, she stops to see where she’s headed. She’s going all the way to California, but since it’s on the way to Jade’s business meeting, she decides to pick her up.

As they begin to share some of their mutual interests and experiences, Jade realizes they have a lot more in common than she thought. Before long, they’re wailing out country songs together on the radio and having the time of their lives.

When Jade needs to turn off the highway for her meeting, she invites the girl to have dinner with her and share her hotel room for the night. The two women are attracted to one another, but Jade is reluctant to take advantage of the much younger girl.

But when they head back out on the highway the following day, Brooke discovers an unusual item in Jade’s glove box. As the sexual tension quickly ramps up between the two travelers, Jade and Brooke soon fall into each other’s arms, not knowing when their journey will end…

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE

 

THE CATNIP CONUNDRUM
Simmons Series: Book 3

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

When a mysterious woman named Emily Haines approaches Gertie and Edna Simmons, claiming that the stray cat that they have been taking care of is hers, the couple decides to give the woman back her feline companion, but afterwards, Edna begins to suspect that Emily isn’t the woman that they originally thought that she was. In an attempt to find out the true identity of the new resident of Sanders, Edna and Gertie go undercover and find out that this woman might not only be a catnapper but a murderer. As the couple attempts to collect enough evidence to turn Emily in, one question remains. Will they be able to get the information that they need without losing their lives?

 

SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

BORN TO BE MINE
The Alpha God: Book 3

by Lexa Luthor

Charlie, agreeing to spend the next six months on Kander, hopes to find a few moments of peace. The moment she arrives back on the planet, however, she finds her Alpha in a rut, a bounty on her head, and Earth’s arch enemy, the Sworne, barreling toward them.

Kal, in a desperate move to save her planet, hires Charlie for another mission, in hopes she can learn more about the Sworne and banish the bounty on her lover’s head. But when her Alpha rut takes over, will she be able to keep Charlie at a distance, or will she bind her lover to her forever and risk another civil war?

The book has a female lead character with a penis.

 

SCI-FI / SUPERHERO

 

BLOODBACK
An Ever the Hero Novella

by Darby Harn

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When superheroes abandon a city, the wolves move in.

Kit Baldwin defeated Great Power, the superhero corporation that kept Break Pointe on its knees. For her trouble, she’s won a broken city suffering its worst winter in years. Kit investigates the body of a strange, giant wolf found among the ruins and realizes a pack of Empowered wolves is encroaching on Break Pointe. They want justice. She wants the truth. As she tries to find out who killed the wolf, Kit is drawn into a complex mystery that tests her power, her integrity, and the fragile peace she fights for.

BLOODBACK continues the adventures of Kit Baldwin of EVER THE HERO, a young woman with alien power and human faults.

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

 

A WOMAN TO DIE FOR

by Erin Wade

Katie Brandt was like no woman Shay had ever met. She was brilliant, funny, gorgeous, exciting, sexy as hell and she made Shay’s blood boil. She made Shay feel things she’d never felt before.

Katie’s estranged husband described her as, “Not your run-of-the-mill genius, but universe-bending genius. Her mind works in mysterious ways. Ways we can’t fathom or comprehend. Ways that are sometimes violent and dangerous—sometimes self-destructive. She borders on insanity.”

Katie Brandt was beautiful, determined and brilliant. She held a doctoral degree in electrical engineering and in computer science from MIT.

Shay often felt like she was spending time with two different women. Was David right? Did Katie play skip rope with that thin line between genius and madness?

 

DOMESTIC THRILLER 

 

NINA’S WHISPER

by Sheena Howard

Available in Kindle Unlimited

There’s no such thing as perfect love.

Nina Chandler knows this to be true. Even so, love is the one thing missing from her almost perfect life. With a medical degree and new house, she’s worked hard to twist and tug her dreams into reality. But with her twenties almost over, it sometimes feels like she slept through the party and woke up to find everyone gone.

When a young woman cannonballs into Nina’s world, she’s a big, bold example of everything Nina isn’t. Page, with her edgy personality and free spirit is…perfect. Nina struggles to understand why someone so effervescent would be drawn into her small, suburban life, but her insecurity fades before the glory of Page’s adulation.

Of course, there’s no such thing as perfect love.

Nina tells herself that, when small red flags rise and fall. A moment of pure, selfish recklessness. A sharp word, a bone-cold look. But if there’s one thing Nina has always been good at, it’s hushing the voices of doubt that get between her and her ambitions—until those dreams start to spin out of control, and become a nightmare she can’t wake up from.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

KEEP HOLLY CLOSE
The Remember Me Series: Book 2

by A.E. Radley
narrated by Emily Beresford

Former personal assistant Holly Carter is settling into her new life as a mother, a journalist, and partner of magazine editor – and former boss – Victoria Hastings. The arrival of an anonymous email threatens to split the happy couple up.

They have to work together, but will they be able to overcome both Holly’s amnesia and Victoria’s reserved demeanor to find the perpetrator?

 

HEART FAILURE

by Chris Zett
narrated by Lori Prince

An enemies-to-lovers lesbian romance about daring to open your heart.

Dr. Jess Riley’s life is perfect, ticking all the boxes – successful cardiologist, newborn daughter, and a luxurious condo. That is, until she suddenly collapses from acute heart failure. Her entire world crumples along with her exhausted body.

Jess is forced to face facts – she can’t keep working endless hours, and she’ll have to move back home to recover.

To her shock, her mother has already taken in Lena Walker, a struggling artist who isn’t a stranger to heartbreak either.

At first, an unimpressed Jess resents Lena’s cheerful presence. Gradually, though, the two women form a tentative friendship over tai chi, picking fruit, and evening walks with the baby. A sexy massage leads to friends-with-benefits fun. But is it all too soon? Should two barely mended souls try to risk a future together?

 

FOREVER YOURS

by Melissa Tereze
narrated by Emma Griffiths

A second chance, age gap winter romance that will have you cheering them on, crying for them…while a whole lot of love settles in your heart.

Paisley Healy was never supposed to fall in love with her boss. Her superior. The woman she looked up to. Working at the best law firm in the city was supposed to be cut and dry. The night she confessed her love to the woman she was falling for should have been magical, so why was she alone three years on, unanswered questions continuously plaguing her mind?

Georgina Weaver’s dream had always centered around her business. Love wasn’t everything to her – she wasn’t sure it could compete with the demands of her job – but her assistant had quickly blown that out of the water. With the words “I love you” spoken with such beauty and honesty, Georgina was prepared to give her entire universe to Paisley.

One night would change everything. One moment would crush their dream.

When Georgina walks back through the doors of Weaver and Associates – interrupting the annual Christmas party and Paisley’s life – both of them must make choices. While Georgina learns of some powerful news, Paisley believes their past is better left buried.

 

THE DUCHESS AND THE DREAMER

by Jenny Frame
narrated by Keira Grace

A royal romance story.

Clementine Fitzroy, Duchess of Rosebrook, doesn’t trust dreamers. After her grandmother and famous social reformer blew the family fortune on her dream of creating a new kind of community, the family land was sold off and their coffers drained. Clementine grew up watching her mother struggle and, now, lives in the small gatehouse behind her former family home.

Evan Fox has a dream that could change the world and save the planet. As CEO of her family toy company, she creates fuel for the imagination. When the Rosebrook estate comes up for sale, Evan jumps at the chance to make her vision of a utopian eco-community come to life.

Clementine is wary of the good-looking newcomer, but Evan is determined to win over the beautiful duchess and prove that, sometimes, dreams really do come true.

 

OUTSIDE THE LINES
Girls of Summer: Book 3

by Kate Christie
narrated by Britney Gil

Training Ground, book one of the Girls of Summer series, introduced Emma Blakeley and Jamie Maxwell, two young athletes with seemingly bright soccer futures. In book two, Game Time, those futures caught up to them – and brought them back together. Now, in Outside the Lines, Jamie and Emma are forced to come to terms with their relationship as each dedicates herself to a lifelong dream: Making the 2015 World Cup roster for the US Women’s National Team, the top-ranked squad in the world.

Back in the US for the first time in several years, Jamie has decided to focus on figuring things out with Emma and trying to stay healthy for her new NWSL club team, the Portland Thorns. Emma, meanwhile, a Seattle Reign mainstay, is trying to navigate conflicting commitments, both personally and professionally. But finding balance while living apart and playing for club and country presents challenges that neither woman anticipated.

Join Jamie and Emma for the latest installment in the ongoing story of their lives, loves, and would-be world championships in Outside the Lines, book three of the best-selling Girls of Summer series.

 

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IHL is organizing a mega sale scheduled May. 18th through May. 22nd. To get your book(s) involved in the sale, click on the image for the details. Deadline to join is May 5th.

 

PROJECT LAUGHTER

Welcome to Project Laughter. At least once a week, hopefully more, I’ll post a guest blog from a lesfic author sharing an embarrassing moment in their lives to help us laugh.

Emily Noon provides chuckles with her No Leg to Stand On guest post.

Authors if you’d like to get involved in the project, see this page for more details.


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New Lesfic Goodies: April 21st Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

Here are this week’s new ebook and audio releases and announcements.

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details. 

Anyone with lesfic news, give me a shout at tbm@iheartlesfic.com.

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

A ROLL IN THE HAY

by Lola Keeley

In a world of expectations, this quirky, enemies-to-lovers lesbian romance is about making your own path.

The whole “big city, successful career, loyal, hot girlfriend” experiment has been a miserable failure for veterinarian Tess Robinson, so she’s moved back home to a small town in the Scottish countryside. She doesn’t count on a run-in with the stuck-up, maddening, local landowner Lady Susannah Karlson, who tries to boss Tess around as if she owns the whole town…which she sort of does.

Closeted, wealthy, ice queen Lady Karlson is having the worst yearꟷbecoming widowed, being embroiled in a public feud over her vast estate, and now finding herself at odds with the sharp-tongued new vet who has just blown in from London. The annoying woman is so unsuitable to tend her horses, so impertinent, and so frustratingly cute.

As their clashes build and they’re thrust together against a back-drop of eccentric village busybodies, class warfare, and deadly dangers, the circling women start to wonder if there might be something more to the rising tensions between them. It can’t all be hate, can it?

 

MODEL BEHAVIOR

by Claire Highton-Stevenson

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Handle with care

Fleeing a toxic relationship, Olivia Copeland packs her bags and heads back to LA with her 5-year-old daughter, Gracie, intent on a new start.

When Olivia keeps bumping into the same woman, she begins to think maybe the potential for happiness is a real possibility.

Happy-Go-Lucky Hilary Palmer is everything Ava wasn’t.

But the past seems intent on putting obstacles in her way, and Olivia must make some tough decisions before she can finally move forward, and be truly happy.

 

BELIEVE IN YOU

by Chloe Peterson

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When her manager informs her that she’s snagged the lead role in a movie she doesn’t remember auditioning for, actress Jessica’s hermit existence is disrupted.

A car accident involving a co-star years ago left her with physical wounds, but the blame placed on her afterward emotionally scarred her. With her bank account depleting, Jessica takes the role expecting the worst.

Then she meets her new agent. Brianna is a gorgeous, feisty, compassionate woman who not only believes in Jessica but stirs up desires and emotions she hasn’t felt in years. The next eight months of filming will take these two women on a thrilling ride…

 

THE STARTLING INACCURACY OF THE FIRST IMPRESSION

by A.E. Radley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Woodlands Avenue is a peaceful and tranquil street, picturesque with Victorian-era homes and lined with trees. Verity Forsyth lives at 27A, and is enjoying her early retirement, active social calendar and occasional babysitting duties.

Katie Ross is starting over, leaving her old home and her controlling ex behind and moving into a new apartment. When Katie and her beloved motorbike move into 27B, she finds herself immediately in conflict with her upstairs neighbour, Verity.

Two such forceful personalities under one roof is a recipe for disaster.

When disaster strikes, will they be able to put aside their differences and call a truce?

 

EVERY SLOW SONG

by Erica Lee

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Skylar Davis and Kennedy Moore thought they found their happily ever after when they met in their mid-twenties. Unfortunately, five years into their marriage, happily ever after didn’t seem so happy anymore. Reaching the end of her rope, Kennedy asked for a divorce and the two separated.

After six months of being separated, Skylar still hasn’t told her family about the impending divorce. When the time comes for the annual family beach vacation, what choice does she have but to ask Kennedy to come along and pretend they are still together? Telling the truth isn’t an option since it will only make her already-strained relationship with her family even harder.

Two weeks pretending to be madly in love. How hard could it be? It turns out the hard part might not be faking it. The hard part is not getting their hearts broken all over again when the two weeks comes to an end.

 

NOCERE

by Max Ellendale

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Introverted Rosie is held near and dear in the hearts of all her friends in their Mermaid Pod. However, she has a difficult time accepting their love and support until she meets Samirah. The bold and brazen anesthesiologist’s direct attention turns Rosie’s quiet world upside-down. Their lives start to change as they begin opening up, sharing their experiences, and leaning into each other. Haunted by pasts laden with harm, Rosie and Sam ache to find light in a world they’ve grown to fear.

 

AND THEN THERE WAS HER

by Tagan Shepard

For Madison Jones, there has always been her life in Denver. There has always been her girlfriend, Kacey. There has always been her best friend, her studio and her pottery. She has everything in her life exactly in place. But after the loss of her brother, Madison feels unsure about her own future. When Kacey is offered a new job in Oregon, Madison jumps at the opportunity to follow her.

While Kacey works to open a new restaurant at Minerva Hills Winery, Madison sets up her art studio on the property. But constantly in Madison’s path is the owner and winemaker, CS Freeburn. CS is as serious as they come and seems unlikely to warm to either Kacey or Madison.

Though their initial interactions are awkward—if not downright nerve-wracking—the more they cross paths and the more Madison gets to know CS, the more Madison craves those little moments with the standoffish winemaker.

How could she have known that those encounters would begin to threaten the carefully structured life that Madison has built?

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

QUARANTINE: LOVE IN THE TIME OF COVID

by Les Mood

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Tanya’s coworker exposes her to the covid virus she is quarantined for two weeks in her one-room apartment in Omaha. From her only window she can see in the window of the apartment next door, where Randi is also quarantined. Although the two women had never met, they engage in a steamy love affair from their windows. Theirs is a story of loneliness and loss, as well as one of hope and love.

This is a novel of approximately 22,000 words.

 

YA ROMANCE

 

QUEERLEADERS

by M.B. Guel

“Mack snuck a look over her shoulder at the cheerleaders just as Veronica took her place at the top of the pyramid. Time seemed to slow as Veronica swung her long, blond ponytail over her shoulder, pompoms high in the air…”

Mackenzie is used to being different from other kids—and to being bullied for not fitting into the rigid social expectations of her Catholic high school. Luckily, Mack’s best friend Lila has her back so school isn’t the total hell it could be. But it’s pretty damn close.

Until something very mysterious happens—Mack becomes a cheerleader magnet. Even she has a hard time believing it. And Lila is not too happy about her friend’s sudden popularity with the cool kids.

Is Mack being set up for an epic fail? Or is she finally headed for acceptance–and maybe even romance…

M.B. Guel is the winner of Bella’s “fan fiction to published author” contest. Queerleaders is her debut novel.

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

NATURAL EXPOSURE
Bijou Basin: Book 1

by Koriana Brackson

It’s business as usual for Kenzie in her boudoir studio. Every day, fascinating people of all genders stroll through and Kenzie has the privilege of making them shine.

Kenzie’s been a part of it all, but never has a client captivated her so completely, until she steps through the door.

Ripley never recuperated from the relationship that irrevocably changed her. Desperate to forget the past, she moves to the progressive town of Bijou Basin, pursuing a fresh start.

Sparks fly for both women, but Ripley discovers there’s more to Kenzie than meets the eye. Can Ripley accept Kenzie as she is and does she want to date someone so complicated? Can Kenzie prove she’s worth it?

 

CRIMSON ROSE
Book 2

by Scott Kujawa

Available in Kindle Unlimited

After her first visit to Crimson Rose, May continued her journey with Catherine. Being invited to the masquerade, May wasn’t sure what to expect. However, she was eager to experience the recent adventure Catherine offered her. May’s relationship with Catherine continued to deepen, which helped May learn more about the reasons she visited Crimson Rose the first time. May’s trust in their relationship strengthened the longer she spent time with Catherine.

Catherine enjoyed working with May. Catherine knew May was new to the unique pleasures found at Crimson Rose, which meant she needed to take her time showing May different experiences. With May visiting Crimson Rose a week ago, Catherine invited her to a masquerade. May’s other lessons would continue, giving them fresh ways to understand their needs and desires.

Together, May and Catherine followed the roles they agreed upon when they understood what they wanted from each other.

Approximately 18,000 words.

 

THIRLLER

 

GILLETTE PARK

by Gerri Hill

Gillette Park, a sleepy town nestled in the Rocky Mountains, harbors a secret.

Twenty-three years ago, a young girl went missing. Two days later her body was found lodged beneath the footbridge over Boulder Creek. The murder shook the town but they soon found it was only the beginning. A serial killer hides among them—a serial killer who strikes twice, sometimes three times a year.

Mason Cooper couldn’t wait to leave Gillette Park. At eighteen, she headed off to college and the bright lights of Los Angeles, thinking she’d never return home to the broken family and forgotten friendships she’d left behind. But being a cop in LA lost its charm and—after a breakup—Mason heads back to her hometown. The serial killer still haunts Gillette Park and she becomes consumed with catching him.

Dr. Grace Jennings has what some call a gift. She “sees” things. She “hears” things. Running from that gift was useless so she’s learned to embrace it instead. Now the FBI has solicited her help in catching the serial killer.

Not everyone in this mountain town has embraced the idea of bringing in a psychic, including Mason’s uncle and boss, Sheriff Cooper. Mason is tasked with being the go-between and she soon finds herself with a front row seat as Dr. Jennings discovers the dark—and well hidden—secrets of Gillette Park.

As Mason and Grace’s friendship grows, so does their attraction. But safety lies only with each other, as they battle the evil that lives in Gillette Park.

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING

by Cara Malone

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A closeted secretary in 1960s Chicago. A fearless activist in San Francisco. A love so powerful it can change the world.

Betty wants what everyone wants – happiness, security, and a quiet, good life. She’s determined to make that happen on her own, despite her mother’s fears that she’ll turn into a spinster if she doesn’t settle down and find a husband soon.

Joan wants an important life – one where she gets to love who she wants to love, do what she enjoys, and will leave the world a better place when she’s gone. But what she is – a lesbian in San Francisco at the beginning of the LGBT+ civil rights movement – is criminal.

When Betty comes to California for vacation, it’s love at first sight across a crowded bar in the Tenderloin district. She’s mesmerized by Joan and drawn to the homophile movement, but does she have the courage to come out for love and join the fight for equality?

What began as a glance across a room turns into a hopeful, playful and heartwarming courtship across three time zones and four decades in The Beginning of Everything, a standalone historical romance by Cara Malone.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

A LESSON IN LOVE
Village Romance: Book 3

by Harper Bliss
narrated by Gabrielle Baker

Can the posh student win the uptight professor?

Helen Swift is almost 50 and tired of her day job as a professor at Oxford University. She prefers to write cozy mysteries under a well-hidden pen name in her Cotswolds cottage. She’s also far too busy to even consider romance.

Posh girl, Victoria “Rory” Carlisle, is over the moon when she snags Helen as her DPhil supervisor, and not only because of Professor Swift’s academic prowess. Rory takes an instant shine to Helen, who is far from charmed by her advances.

Can Rory make a dent in the wall that Helen has built around herself? And does Helen even have the time for such an inappropriate dalliance?

 

SHAKEN TO THE CORE

by Jae
narrated by Samantha Cook

Kate Winthrop, daughter of a shipping magnate, is expected to marry a respectable man. But her true passion lies with photography—and with women. Much to the dismay of her parents, she becomes friends with their maid Giuliana. Then an earthquake hits San Francisco. Will the disaster shatter their tentative feelings? Or will they be able to save each other’s lives and hearts?

 

FLAVOR OF THE MONTH

by Georgia Beers
narrated by Lori Prince

Charlie Stetko had a life to envy. A penthouse in Manhattan, a beautiful girlfriend, and a circle of perfect friends. Or so she thought. When her girlfriend sends her packing, Charlie ends up unemployed. Without a place to live or money of her own, she’s forced to do the one thing she vowed she never would: Go back to Shaker Falls, Vermont. Back to her parents, back to the bakery where she worked as a teen, back to the small town life – and the people – she left behind.

Emma Grier thought Charlie was the love of her life until that uppity Manhattan entrepreneur swept Charlie off her feet and made her a trophy wife. Charlie left everything Shaker Falls behind, including Emma’s shattered heart. But Emma picked herself back up and now owns a popular restaurant in Shaker Falls. As for her love life? She doesn’t need one. Something else she doesn’t need? Charlie waltzing into her restaurant to sell her the bakery’s pie.

What happens when Charlie and Emma realize their differing paths have led them right back to each other?

 

FACE THE MUSIC

by Ali Vali
narrated by Paige McKinney

Music producer Mason Liner has one passion: the acts she can bring to the top of the charts. When the biggest record label in Nashville hands her a new client, country music royalty, Sophie Roddy, Mason’s reluctant to take on a problem diva whose excessive lifestyle almost ruined her career, but can’t turn down the challenge.

Victoria Roddy has lived in Sophie Roddy’s shadow for as long as she can remember. Being her mother’s assistant is more than a job description…it’s her life. Now arrogant and aggravating Mason thinks she can turn Sophie’s career around, but Victoria doesn’t believe Mason’s ridiculous demands and exhaustive schedule are what her mother needs right now.

Mason and Victoria have to work together, so it’s really too bad they can’t stand each other, and even worse that they can’t seem to deny their attraction.

 

INKED WITH A KISS
Thorn & Thistle: Book 2

by Jennie Davids
narrated by Virginia Rose & Carly Robins

Sometimes everything you shouldn’t want is exactly what you need.

Tattoo artist Jamie Winston is used to caring for others. Between her assistant manager position at a tattoo parlor, single-parenting her 12-year-old daughter, and supporting her alcoholic parents, Jamie rarely prioritizes her own needs – unless Sierra Clark is in her chair. The bubbly younger woman somehow manages to make Jamie feel like the carefree teenager she never got to be, making anything seem possible.

For Sierra, time with Jamie is a much-needed escape. She takes her work as a social worker seriously, but with budget cuts threatening her job, there’s a lot riding on the fundraiser she’s planning with Jamie. The fact that it means working closely with the sexy older tattooist is a bonus – a deliciously tempting bonus. Sierra isn’t one for relationships, but she’s never felt such a strong desire to mix business with pleasure.

Sizzling chemistry quickly erodes Jamie’s fears of being too old for Sierra, but navigating a romance with someone who’s at such a different stage in life is no easy task. They’ve each come to rely on themselves more than anyone else, but having a future together will mean letting their guards down and accepting each other as a safe place to fall.

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 

LESFIC BOOK AWARDS

2019 Award Winalists and Winners Announced

 

LESFIC AUTHOR NEWS

IHL is organizing a mega sale scheduled May. 18th through May. 22nd. To get your book(s) involved in the sale, click on the image for the details. Deadline to join is May 5th.

 

PROJECT LAUGHTER

Welcome to Project Laughter. At least once a week, hopefully more, I’ll post a guest blog from a lesfic author sharing an embarrassing moment in their lives to help us laugh.

Aurora Rey provides chuckles with her The First Time I Went Commando guest post. Aurora is giving away 1 ecopy of The Last Place You Look to one lucky winner.

Check out Cindy Rizzo’s guest post: That’s Your Sister for a smile. Cindy is giving away 1 ecopy of Exception to the Rule and Love is Enough.

Authors if you’d like to get involved in the project, see this page for more details.


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