New Lesfic Goodies: October 15th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

Here are this week’s new ebook and audio releases, sales, 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

 

MADE IN LONDON
London Romance: Book 6

by Clare Lydon

Ready or not, here comes romance…

Photographer Heidi Hughes has been single since her daughter was born. But now Maya’s walking and talking, she’s ready to meet someone who’s happy with her cute-but-chaotic extra.

Eden Price’s world is all about order and precision: in her job, her home, her friendships. A PR guru, she’s designed her life to run like clockwork.

At least she had, until the universe decided she needed to meet Heidi. Now, Eden’s not sure of much, because Heidi is everything she didn’t want, but now categorically does. Can the family-phobic singleton really be falling for the single mum?

Book six in the London Romance series features cats, kids and calamity, along with chocolate spread exactly where you want it. Clare Lydon has done it again with another glittering and hilarious romantic comedy!

Strap in for the latest feel-good, laugh-out-loud London adventure!

 

HALLOWED

by Giselle Fox
Available in Kindle Unlimited

A sexy, spooky, spine-tingler from bestselling lesbian romance author Giselle Fox…

It’s two days before Halloween and Jill-of-all-trades Nina jumps at a chance to work on Millionaires’ Row. But Jacqueline, the flirty quantum physicist who hired her, has a split personality that proves hard to nail down. Nina soon discovers that the mansion is full of secrets, and that darkness is lurking right outside the front door.

Meanwhile, Justice, the archangel, has her hands full. A dark and powerful force has taken hold of the city, and soon she’ll need everyone to hear her call to arms.

An ensemble cast of ladies in the battle of a lifetime. Hallowed is sure to give you warm chills on a dark and stormy night.

 

THIS IS ME

by Emma Nichols
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Claire is ex-military, a lesbian, and different. When the Agency sends her for a mental health assessment to clear her for an assignment, she meets Justine.

Justine is a psycho-emotional therapist. But despite her professional credentials, she is hiding from something.

This is Claire’s story.
This is a love story and a story of deep enduring love.

Will Claire’s love ever be enough for Justine?
Can Justine move on from what haunts her?

Emma Nichols’ novella will take you on an emotional roller coaster of love and loss.

 

FIRE & ICE

by Rachel Spangler

Will the heat building between a disgraced reporter and a rising curling star melt the already thin ice they each are on?

Max Lauren made a mistake that shattered her pride, her heart, and her career in one fell swoop. Relegated to covering the lowly game of curling, she already resents the so-called “sport,” and then she steps onto the ice, where things get infinitely worse. She’s been knocked down before, and she’s always gotten back up, but a frosty resolve goes only so far in a world of people who thrive on ice.

Callie Mulligan is the amiable skipper of America’s second-place curling team. Upbeat, optimistic, and with a fiery passion for an icy sport, she has both the mental and physical skills to become Team USA’s top contender. What she doesn’t have is the fame or the funding. Coverage from a journalist of Max’s caliber could be the answer to both problems if only Max wasn’t so cold to the idea. As Callie tries to warm her to the sport, a little bit of heat grows into a fire neither of them can contain.

Passion, competition, ambition, redemption, and raw need collide as the bright lights of success and celebrity grow hotter, but can the fire between Max and Callie be sustained when it’s put on ice?

 

SAFE HAVEN 

by Ellen Hoil

When lives intersect what promise, love, and damage can they cause each other and overcome? Brigid Fitzpatrick had made a life for herself following the death of her soulmate keeping busy with her bookstore, family, and friends. She had not considered her life missing anything until two things happen, a mysterious stranger comes to town and Brigid starts receiving attention from an unknown admirer. Samantha Bailey walks the streets day after day and Brigid is filled with many questions. The most important is why does the woman never stop her seemingly aimless journey? As Brigid’s friendship with Samantha grows, so does the attention from the unknown admirer. An admirer watching from the dark shadows. Brigid finds her feelings for Samantha moving from friendship to something more. But will she let herself move on, or will she cling to the comfortable life she has made for herself? Can love overcome the pain and anguish that comes next?

 

FIRE WE MAKE
After Hours: Book 2

by Ava Freeman
Available in Kindle Unlimited

A spark can easily become a flame….

Kenya Whitmore is a lawyer with a fast paced life and no time for love. Her last relationship ended four years ago and she is more than happy to spend time with friends and take care of her own needs. Her world is turned upside down when British IT manager Sydney Foster comes in to work at her office. Sydney represents everything Kenya has been looking for in a woman and more.

Focused, driven and ambitious Kenya knows she’s the full package. So when she sets her sights on Sydney she is sure she’ll get her woman. When obstacles prove that it won’t be as easy as she thought, Kenya has to decide if Sydney is someone worth fighting for.

This is a F/F romantic short standalone story. The series is connected by theme and not characters so can be read out of sequence. Intended for mature audiences.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

ONE WALK IN WINTER

by Georgia Beers

Nothing’s ever been handed to Olivia Santini, and she’s proud of her work ethic. After seven years as the assistant manager of the Evergreen Resort and Spa, she has ideas to improve the bottom line and increase reservations. When her manager resigns, Olivia puts in her résumé and waits for the interview. The job is practically hers—all she needs is the paperwork.

Hayley Boyd Markham is the youngest Markham, the only girl, and the most spoiled. An artistic soul in a family of business-minded type As, she’s always felt like a bit of a screwup. After an embarrassing party situation, her father puts a hold on her allowance and gives her an ultimatum: Spend the winter as manager of the Evergreen Resort and Spa and show him it can turn a profit. Only then will he reconsider her future (and her inheritance).

A chance encounter in the woods is filled with chemistry and promise, and though neither Olivia nor Hayley is looking for love, they both feel the possibility. Until they get to work…

 

30 DATES IN 30 DAYS

by Elle Spencer

Veronica Welch has made it. She’s about to be named a partner at one of the most prestigious law firms in New York City. She’s on top of the world, except for one tiny ridiculous thing: she promised herself she’d be married by thirty-five. After a drink too many, she accidentally lets her “life plan” slip to Bea, her steadfast, ever meddling assistant, and now Bea won’t let the idea go.

Rachel Monaghan doesn’t do serious relationships. As a busy wedding photographer, she’s jaded about lasting love, has a thriving repeat business, and hasn’t had much luck with love herself. While bartending at her cousin’s bar, Rachel learns of Bea’s plan to get her boss married off by scheduling thirty dates in thirty days.

In this sophisticated contemporary romance, Veronica Welch tries to find love in the most efficient way possible, while Rachel Monaghan avoids love at all costs. What could possibly go wrong?

 

THE INN AT NETHERFIELD GREEN

by Aurora Rey

New York advertising executive Lauren Montgomery loses her job, inherits an inn, and moves to England—all in the span of a week. It’s not how her career, or her life, is supposed to unfold. But necessity is the mother of invention and Lauren has a new plan. She’s going to spruce up the inn, turn the attached pub into a hot spot, sell it for a killing, and start her own advertising agency.

Gin distiller Camden Crawley has a soft spot for the Rose & Crown, the pub where her parents and grandparents got engaged. But the opinionated new owner who wants to turn it into some trendy bed and bar? Not so much. The last thing she wants to do is stick her nose in, but that might be her best chance to save a place she holds dear. And boosting her new line of gin wouldn’t hurt either.

It’s one thing to give in on the cocktail menu. But the very inconvenient, very mutual, attraction? That’s another matter entirely.

 

TOP OF HER GAME

by M. Ullrich

Kenzie Shaw is the most sought-after rookie in women’s major league soccer, but her life changes forever when she’s drafted in her home state of New Jersey. After all, it’s not every day you get a chance to play alongside your idol and the woman you’ve crushed on for years.

Sutton Flores has soccer in her blood. Her father raised her to play, her brothers pushed her even harder, and her coaches shaped her into a superstar athlete. Despite her success, Sutton never lost sight of what matters most—her family, friends, and the woman she’s dating—even if most of her relationships fizzle out as quickly as they start.

Kenzie and Sutton’s chemistry as teammates quickly escalates to undeniable attraction off the field, but when allegations of sexual harassment rock the team and their relationship, they must decide if they’re willing to sacrifice their dreams for love. Are they destined to last, or are they players in a game set to lose?

 

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

by Kimberly Cooper Griffin

Izzy Treadway has a reputation as a love guru. She knows exactly what ignites the spark for others, but she has no desire to find love herself. You see, Izzy’s bipolar and not only fears being seen as damaged goods but is terrified that if anything goes wrong, it might just send her back to the hospital. Nevertheless, her best friend decides Izzy’s the perfect person to write The Idiot’s Guide to Love.

While researching and writing the book, Izzy finds herself falling for Jane Mendoza, the new intern at work. Everything’s perfect until Izzy tells her she’s bipolar and Jane leaves her, claiming the dreaded “It’s not you, it’s me.”

Izzy’s devastated, but heartbreak teaches her she’s stronger than she gives herself credit for. As Izzy and Jane learn their pasts don’t define their future, they’ll need to get out of their own way to discover love can overcome any obstacle.

 

HAMMERS, STRINGS, AND BEAUTIFUL THINGS

by Morgan Lee Miller

Blair Bennett’s only twenty-four but already has an impressive résumé. A sought-after songwriter, she’s written an arsenal of hit singles for other artists. Now she’s ready to conquer the music industry with her own band, and touring with the biggest pop star in the world, Reagan Moore, will get her exactly where she wants to go.

It’s a lot harder than Blair expects, especially when she has to cope with the loss of her grandfather. She develops a close bond with Reagan, whose quick wit and easy charm keep her on her toes. As their attraction blossoms, Blair shows Reagan how to have fun again despite her fame, and their impulsive adventures ignite feelings neither can deny.

Everything would be fine, if only Blair could keep it together. But her unhealthy ways of dealing with her grief and her troubled past jeopardize not only her budding music career but her relationship with the only woman she’s ever fallen for.

 

EROTICA 

 

THE COSTUME PARTY
Jade’s Erotic Adventure: Book 16

by Victoria Rush
Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Jade’s best friend Hannah tells her they’ve been invited to the most exclusive party of the year, Jade is intrigued. But when Hannah explains that it’s going to be a nude costume party at billionaire Steve Bannon’s mansion, she gets even more excited.

As they begin to search for sexy costumes online, Jade becomes increasingly aroused thinking of all the fun she can have playing a different character. When she finally settles on the outfit she wants to wear, she decides to keep it a secret until they arrive at the estate.

When Jade finally reveals her provocative costume, she becomes the instant hit of the party. Men and women alike are drawn to her multi-functional disguise, and before long she’s enjoying secret trysts with many of the powerful guests…

 

URBAN FANTASY

 

BASTET’S DAUGHTERS: THE EVENT
Prequel to World of Bastet’s Daughters

by Scott Kujawa
Available in Kindle Unlimited

What would you do when your world changes beyond the one you know?

Cynthia is a leading scientist in energy and physics. When she received a call from the government to investigate the cause of an accident at the military base on Hoffman Island, she learns there’s more to her world than she expected. During her investigation, Cynthia experiences how the power stored within the dragon eggs triggers The Event. Before her world unravels, she reunites with Yuki, her best friend.

Yuki is a tutor at the Academy of Sciences in New York City. Although she’s an adult, Yuki continues to be pressed to do what her father wants. Before the Event changes her world, Yuki learns how her father plans to marry her off. When Yuki meets Drake, she learns more about her world than she expected. When the power of the dragon eggs influence her life, Yuki experiences what it means to live in a world changed where magic returns and creatures from myths and legends walk the streets.

 

SPECULATIVE ROMANCE

 

VANISHED

by Eden Darry

First came the storm, and then the blinding white light that made everyone in town disappear. Everyone except Ellery, Loveday, Rocky the dog, and Claude, Loveday’s big ginger cat. The light brought something else, too, something that isn’t human. Plagued by prophetic dreams that signal the end of the world, Ellery and Loveday set out across the country to save a girl they’ve never met who just might be humanity’s last hope.

Rosemary Decker, leader of the Children of the Ark, wants the girl too. Except she wants her dead. Rosemary’s seen the end of the world coming and has been preparing for years. She’s going to make a new world in her own image, and nothing’s going to stand in her way.

Another storm is coming and not everyone will survive it.

 

SCI-FI

 

THE SHORELESS SEA
Liminal Sky: Book 3

by J. Scott Coatsworth

As the epic trilogy hurtles toward its conclusion, the fight for the future isn’t over yet. It could lead to a new beginning, or it might spell the end for the last vestiges of humankind.

The generation ship Forever has left Earth behind, but a piece of the old civilization lives on in the Inthworld—a virtual realm that retains memories of Earth’s technological wonders and vices. A being named Lilith leads the uprising, and if she succeeds in setting its inhabitants free, they could destroy Forever.

But during the generation ship’s decades-long voyage, humanity has evolved. Liminals with the ability to connect with the world mind and the Inthworld provide a glimmer of hope. They’ll have to face not only Lilith’s minions, but also the mistrust of their own kind and persecution from a new government as homotypicals continue to fear what they can’t understand.

The invasion must be stopped, the Inthworld must be healed, and the people of Forever must let go of their past and embrace what they’re meant to become.

 

INTRIGUE & THRILLER / ROMANCE

 

LEADING THE WITNESS

by Carsen Taite

Catherine Landauer spends her days grilling prosecution witnesses in zealous defense of the accused criminals she represents, but no one knows she was once the victim of a headline-grabbing crime. When the man who kidnapped her resurfaces, Catherine goes from attorney to witness, reluctant to trust anyone, especially the alluring prosecutor assigned to the case.

Veteran prosecutor Starr Rio has a reputation of doing whatever it takes to win, even if she has to skirt the edge of the law in the pursuit of justice. Now she’s working the case of a lifetime, saddled with an uncooperative witness who is sexy as hell and who thinks she knows more about criminal law than the entire task force assigned to the case. But when Starr and Catherine give in to desire, their hearts, careers, and even their lives are on the line.

 

FINDING SKY

by Cass Sellars

Corporate entrepreneur Jess Ivan has everything she should ever want: a successful business, a home in the city, and a gorgeous woman on her arm. So why isn’t she happy?

Romance is the last thing Skylar Addison has time for. She’s ready to take the next giant leap in her career, and the manager position at Ivan Associates can get her where she wants to go.

But not everything is as it seems. When Skylar discovers a well-organized fraud operation, uncovering the truth means working closely with her charming new boss. An unexpected attraction catches them off guard, and while Jess knows she’s found the one for her, Skylar isn’t so sure. As Skylar fights enemies who might be closer than they appear in order to save Jess’s business, Jess fights for the one she believes should be hers.

 

HEART OF A KILLER

by Yolanda Wallace

Contract killer Santana Masters doesn’t need anyone or anything except her next assignment and the lucrative payment that goes with it. Her life is just the way she likes it, well-ordered and intentionally devoid of emotion. Then a chance meeting with a beautiful stranger tempts her to do the one thing she’s always managed to avoid: fall in love.

Tech company CEO Brooklyn DiVincenzo’s world is rocked when she witnesses her best friend’s brutal murder. Instead of turning to her dysfunctional family for support, she seeks comfort from someone who doesn’t have a stake in how she feels—the alluring and dangerous Santana Masters, who keeps her own feelings carefully locked away.

Brooklyn’s decision to trust Santana might end up costing more than just her heart.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

LIVING

by Lise Gold
narrated by TJ Richards

During her morning exercise, yoga instructor Cam Saunders finds herself rescuing a young woman who has walked into the sea, seemingly intent on taking her own life. When the woman in question turns out to be a famous actress, Cam promises to keep her secret safe.

Six months later, America’s sweetheart Ella Temperley is working hard to get her life back on track, grieving the loss of her twin sister and fighting a deep depression. Despite her fame, she feels alone in the world and keeps thinking of the woman she owes her life to.

After Ella shows up in Cam’s life again, the two become closer than they ever imagined possible. But what happens when friendship turns into attraction? Living is a slow-burn coming-out romance about loss, love, and life.

 

DOUBLE CROSSED
A Vegas Nights Novel

by Ali Vali
narrated by Paige McKinney

Hit woman and thief Reed Gable works for the highest bidder, no matter where the job takes her. An orphan of circumstance, Reed knows the streets of Las Vegas better than anyone. Growing up rough has gotten her to the top of her profession, and she plans to stay there.

Accountant Brinley Myers, a recent hire at the Moroccan Casino, discovers a money laundering operation orchestrated by the New York mob, and suddenly, her life and the people in it become collateral damage.

Reed has Brinley in her sights and is ready to close the contract when she sees Brinley’s son in the car with her. Even hard-hearted Reed can’t kill a mother in front of her child. Before Reed can come up with a plan to finish the job, she’s double-crossed. It’ll take all her street smarts to keep herself, and her surprisingly beautiful mark, alive.

 

A SWEDISH CHRISTMAS FAIRY TALE

by A. E. Radley
narrated by Janine Cooper-Marshall

Amber Tate is about to lose her job at a London publishing house. And it’s nearly Christmas. Her boss gives her one last chance. Sadly, it’s the impossible task of obtaining the rights to the popular Lund Collection of fairy tales. The rights to the fairy tales are held by the author’s granddaughter, Emilia Lund, who lives a reclusive life in Sweden and has steadfastly refused to talk to anyone about the rights for the last several years.

However, in order to convince her one and only friend that she can be sociable, Emilia agrees to invite Amber – under strict conditions – to the cozy setting of wintry Sweden. They both agree to this vital meeting for their own separate reasons. Except…things never pan out quite as planned, do they?

 

MAY FLOWERS
A Year in Paradise: Book 5

by Hildred Billings
narrated by Brooke Wallace

If anybody deserves a break, it’s Hesper Chess, the only registered CPA within 15 miles of Paradise Valley. Once tax season is over, she dreams of nothing but mai tais and sandy beaches. Too bad she knows a lot about personal finance, and can’t bring herself to spend the money!

But before she can rest on her laurels, she hears a cry from one of the town’s many business owners.

Florist Meadow Hobfield is being audited. She needs help. A lot of it.

These two townspeople who have never shared many conversations are now about to spend a lot of time together. So much so that Hesper will learn the truth behind Meadow’s love for flowers and Meadow will crack the code behind Hesper’s coarse personality.

This month will take a turn in ways they never imagined.

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: October 1st 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 CERTAIN INTIMACY

by Blythe Stone and Emma Chamberlain
Available in Kindle Unlimited

While filming a new project, Natalie Reyes grows close with her beautiful musician co-star. A familiarity with an old flame ignites her hunger for romance again. Will Nat be able to keep this one? Ex-girlfriends, fights with bad managers, and interruptions from devout stalkers make that a difficult question to answer.

This is a side-novel for the on-going popular series: Paper Dolls. However, the book can easily stand alone. 
Some violence in the book. 

 

COMPLEX DIMENSIONS
Rowan House Series: Book 4

by Brenda Murphy

Sick of living in her parents’ basement and encountering her ex-girlfriend on a regular basis, former graduate student Veronica Fletcher signs on to manage the stable for Rowan House, Skye’s most exclusive resort for women. After arriving at Rowan house Veronica’s vow to remain celibate is tested when she meets Millie Reid.

Sexy, sweet, and funny, Millie is the woman of Veronica’s dreams. Or is she? When Millie’s past threatens their future together, Veronica is faced with a choice she doesn’t want to make. The butterfly effect has never been more personal.

Trigger warnings: Deceased family member, references to incarceration, references to past domestic abuse and murder, no graphic violence on the page.

 

THE HEAT OF SUMMER

by Melissa Tereze

Available in Kindle Unlimited

With her grandparent’s inheritance in her bank account and a taste for change growing by the day, twenty-six-year-old Summer Hastings boards a flight to Tías, Spain. Women were the last thing on her mind—her desire to focus on creating a life she loves coming before all else. Checking into a boutique hotel was easy…keeping her eyes off the astonishing woman on the balcony wasn’t.

Businesswoman Prue Michaels has spent the last twenty years of her life improving it. Having survived a murky and painful past, she is quite satisfied putting her everything into her career. After all, it is what she does best. Now forty-seven, Prue is growing tired of the same old thing, day in and day out. When a new guest checks into her hotel, everything changes. For the first time in ten years, Prue believes she could be ready to love again.

Both women must navigate life with one another around, but the pull is too hard to deny. Will insecurities cripple their prospects of a life together? Or will love ultimately prevail?

Sexual tension. Sexual experience. Undeniable chemistry.

 

TO BE LOVED

by Josette Murray

A dead body, women and kids in peril, treachery at every turn? No problem for our dauntless heroines of “a certain age!” Here, they are defeating cruelty at its source and proving that love can conquer all—if given a little leeway from the strict interpretation of the law. Gossip, not-quite-legal entry, and undercover work on the street are just some of their sources and methods, along with skillful online sleuthing to save the day.

 

DREAMING OF PARADISE

by Emma Collins
Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Jenna offered to house sit for her friend, Nina, the only thing on her mind was three months of relaxation by the beach, the opposite of what her life was like in New York City as a busy divorce attorney.

She’d seen hundreds of happy couples split, fighting bitter battles in court, so Jenna kept things casual in her relationships, knowing that love and lasting commitment were a rare thing.

Hayley was so close to realizing her dream of opening her own surf school.

Years of working hard and saving were finally going to pay off.

She’d avoided serious relationships, knowing her passion for surfing was the main focus of her life right now, but when she meets Jenna, the attraction is instant, and Hayley starts to wonder if she can have both: a successful business and a relationship.

Too bad Jenna’s at least ten years older than her and completely out of her league. She’d also be going back to New York in three months.

 

THE TRUTH

by Erica Lee
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Three lives. One truth.

Carly Foster has spent her twenties dating one mistake after another. When she meets Diana Cox, she thinks she finally chose a good one. Little does Carly know, Diana is hiding a big secret. When Diana admits to what she has been hiding, it’s Carly’s turn to decide whether the possibility of Diana being the one is enough to risk making another mistake.

Samantha Phillips is Carly’s best friend, and she has a secret of her own. For years, she has been in love with someone she shouldn’t be. Now she is trying to throw herself back into the dating world and struggling with losing her best friend to a woman who doesn’t seem to deserve her.

Hailey Smith should have it all. She’s married to her high school sweetheart and together they have a sweet little girl. Unfortunately, things aren’t always as perfect as they seem, and Hailey worries her wife may be cheating on her.

These three are about to find out that their lives are connected in ways they would have never imagined. All three have their own story and their own perspective of the life they are living. Every person they meet also does. That leaves one very important question – what is the truth?

 

THE LESBIAN BILLIONAIRES CLUB

by KC Luck
Available in Kindle Unlimited

I have all that money can buy. Power, sexy women, and toys. All kinds of toys. Everything is perfect, or at least it is until the exclusive Lesbian Billionaires Club I belong to gives me an ultimatum—stop the revolving door of women or leave the group. Insisting I settle down is crossing the line, and I want none of it. At least until she comes into my life. Suddenly someone I crave, a woman I can’t stop thinking about, that I must have for my own. I won’t take no for an answer.

The Lesbian Billionaires Club is a standalone romance with a happy ending. It’s the first in the TLBC series and introduces the members of the club. You can read it on its own, but you’ll want to read the others once you get a taste of the lesbian billionaires.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

IN DYER NEED
The First Chapter

by Claire Highton-Stevenson
Available in Kindle Unlimited

It’s the end of the world.
Who said you can’t fall in love?

Ren Dyer is at the pinnacle of her career. Newly appointed as head of the protection team for Home Secretary Andrea Fielding, she is a woman focused only on her job.

Andrea Fielding is a woman who is looking for love and finding it in all the wrong places.

When the worst happens and the world changes dramatically around them, will Andrea finally see what’s been right in front of her all along?

On the road, together with a group of people that includes Andrea’s ex, Dutch Foreign Minister Marja Stegenga, they must try to reach the safety of HQ at the other end of the country.

For Ren Dyer, it is simple: keep her safe.

For Andrea Fielding, it’s anything but…

As protocols shift and rules go out the window, will Ren see there is more to life than work, and will Andrea finally find the love she is searching for?

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

SANDY’S OFFER

by Amy DeMeritt
Available in Kindle Unlimited

All Paige wants is an assistant who can thrive under pressure and meet her demands.All Sandy wants is a good paying job so she can pay off her student loans.But an immediate and mutual attraction will tempt their willpower to maintain professional boundaries. And the more time they spend together, the more difficult it becomes. Paige is a high-profile executive with a successful career in the financial industry. She has never had a sexual affair with an employee. Doing so could tarnish her reputation. But when Sandy impulsively acts on her desires, she’s unable to resist the much younger woman and what she has to offer.

 

DREAMING OF THE STARS
An Idol Romance: Volumes 1-5

by Lily Lancaster

The Red Planet produces many things. High-speed luxury starliners. Plastics, alloys, and gases essential to the construction of those same starliners. Beautiful, dusty red Martian Roses. My favourite pudding, the strawberry Olympus Bun. But the one thing Mars has rarely been known for producing is stellar level idols.

What are idols, you ask? According to my best friend Anise, entire books could—and have—been written on the subject of idols. To me, though, they’re people who make me smile and laugh, and who brighten my day simply by being. An idol’s job is to be a source of inspiration, a guiding light in times of darkness.

Idols can sing, dance, act, even work as producers for other idols, performing minor—and sometimes not-so-minor—miracles behind the scenes so their friends and rivals can be their best, too. And now I’m about to become an idol myself. Little ‘ol me, a girl with no real direction in my life. Frankly, the very idea is terrifying.

And very, very exciting.

My name’s Isla Ainsworth, and this is the story of how I became an idol.

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE / ROMANCE

 

OUTBACK HERITAGE
A Woman Down Under: Book 3

by K’Anne Meinel
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Senora Mary Carmen Valenzuela Pearson inherits half a sheep ranch, called a station in the Outback of Australia. Already a ranch owner in Central California, this inheritance creates a huge dilemma for the Hispanic-American.

Deciding to sell her ranch and travel to the Outback to see what her uncle has left her, she loads up her children, her cousins and their families, and her valuable horses and books a ship to Australia. The journey will take months by water and many more months by land to get from Sydney to the station.

Follow along as Carmen decides where she truly belongs and whether this Outback station will become part of her heritage.

 

LOST AT SEA

by A.E. Radley
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Annie Peck finds herself in a terrible situation and is literally running for her life. A chance encounter with a surprising lookalike leads her towards a risky solution.

Captain Caroline West knows she is lucky to be one of the few women cruise ship captains in the world. Sadly, not having a standard nine to five job means relationships are nearly impossible and she’s all but given up on finding anyone.

Join these two women for an all-expenses-paid cruise of the Mediterranean and find out what happens when an identity thief with a heart of gold meets the rule-abiding woman who could throw her in jail.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

MATE
Shifter Love: Book 1

by Jessa Stone
Available in Kindle Unlimited

After two years together as lovers and friends, how do you end things when your heart suddenly craves another?

Born into a family of Leaders…of Alpha’s…Roma always knew that one day she would take up the role as the next Alpha of Clearwater. What she was never sure about, was if she would be blessed with a true mate. Choosing her long time companion as her mate seemed the right course of action, only things get complicated when an undeniable attraction to a stranger has her wolf eager to rightfully claim its true mate.

Sabine is all innocence and sweetness, having never experienced the heated desire that erupts within her from a strangers glance. Unsure of what is happening to her, she tries to deny her wolf’s urgings, since the object of her lust is already taken.

 

STAY

by Mildred Gail Digby

Jade Mayflower sees ghosts, can curse with enough vitriol to strip paint, and drives like she’s in an action movie. In short, she’s not a typical Private Investigator. Which is just as well because Connie Mason isn’t a typical client. She’s a disembodied spirit who appears in Jade’s office one night with a job: Find out what happened to her and who did it.

Triggers: brief mention of MF and FF sexual assault (offscreen)

 

SCI-FI

 

TROUBLED WATERS
Black Flag: Book 3

by Rachel Ford
Available in Kindle Unlimited

No good deed goes unpunished. 

Kay Ellis is looking forward to returning from a six-month supply run. She’s looking forward to being back in the safety of Union space, and she’s looking forward to her wedding with Captain Magdalene Landon.

But when the Black Flag receives a distress signal from a scuttled alien transport, their return is temporarily postponed. The mission of mercy enters troubled waters as a mysterious pursuer appears. The longer the new guests stay onboard, the more Kay begins to question their hard luck story – and the more she wonders if the Black Flag will survive to see Union space again.

 

MYSTERY / ROMANCE

 

FORGOTTEN MEMORIES

by Kat Smith
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Elise Carlyle, CEO of Forest Ridge Memory Center, a cutting-edge Alzheimer’s disease research facility, is prepping for the most important interview of her professional career when Leslie Greer, her former partner of eight years shows up unexpectedly and throws her into a tailspin.

Investigative reporter Claire Weatherly assigned to write the in-depth article on Elise and Forest Ridge faces her own challenges. Her mother, a resident at Forest Ridge, is about to participate in a new clinical trial. As the interview gets underway, Claire’s partner, Detective Megan Wolfe, is injured in the line of duty. Elise rushes Claire to the hospital where she finds another woman has already arrived at Megan’s bedside.

As Elise and Claire navigate the professional and personal challenges in their lives will they be able to forget the painful memories of their failed relationships and move forward to find love again?

 

MEMOIR

 

FIND YOUR HEART
Embellished Memoir: Book 2

by Susan Stocker

Find Your Heart, the sequel to Kiss Your Elbow begins in 1968 at junior college when Jobs, friends, and the gay women’s bar scene dominated life. The late sixties were the beginning of the women’s movement. It was a time when we used fake IDs to enter the popular women’s gay bar scene, and where my very disastrous and futile attempts at dating provided an infinite number of comical, and cringe-worthy and often painful moments. You’ll remember your own awkward first dates, first relationships, and first heartbreaks as we go on a wild and memorable ride through the sixties, seventies, and eighties in Southern California, looking for our first real loves.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

YOU’RE MY KIND

by Clare Lydon
narrated by Nicola Victoria Vincent

Would you give your first love a second chance?

Justine Thomas and Maddie Kind met at university and were the couple most likely. Everybody said so. That is, until Maddie left without saying goodbye.

Ten years later the pair are reunited at a friend’s funeral, and now Justine can’t shake Maddie from her life. But why is she back? Why did she disappear? And more importantly, is she interested in the whole cake, or just one last slice of Justine?

Strap in for a novel that deals with life’s big topics: Love, death, and cake. Clare Lydon is the queen of British romantic comedy, and this stellar lesbian romance is guaranteed to give you all the feels.

Quite simply, it’s unputdownable.

 

A CONFLICTED WOMAN

by TB Markinson
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

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

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

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

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

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

 

AFTER THE SUMMER RAIN

by Gerri Hill
narrated by Nicol Zanzarella

Workaholic Erin Ryder was on the fast track to self-destruction. Reeling after her lover walked out on her, she turned to booze and caffeine to make it through each day. After a family intervention, she finds herself on a remote ranch in New Mexico – on womyn’s land – to detox and heal. No cell service, no internet – she’s convinced she won’t last three days, much less for the three-month sentence her father has mandated.

Running from the chaos that had become her life, Melanie West moved to Eagle Bluff Ranch seven years ago. By far the youngest there, she embraced the compassionate, peaceful life that the elders espoused. Living off what her garden produced, her chickens and goats became her friends and confidants. Exposure to the outside world was limited to the handful of guests who stayed a few days at the ranch each year.

This summer would be different. Melanie found herself hosting a young woman for three months. A young woman who wanted to be anywhere but there. As the days and weeks passed, their animosity turned to friendship as they helped the other heal from their past failures.

Erin soon found herself loving life on Mel’s little farm. Loving life and loving Mel. Saying goodbye would be the hardest thing she had to do – saying goodbye to Mel…or saying goodbye to her previous life.

 

THE INN AT NETHERFIELD GREEN

by Aurora Rey
narrated by Keira Grace

New York advertising executive Lauren Montgomery loses her job, inherits an inn, and moves to England – all in the span of a week. It’s not how her career or her life is supposed to unfold. But necessity is the mother of invention, and Lauren has a new plan. She’s going to spruce up the inn, turn the attached pub into a hot spot, sell it for a killing, and start her own advertising agency.

Gin distiller Camden Crawley has a soft spot for the Rose & Crown – the pub where her parents and grandparents got engaged. But the opinionated new owner who wants to turn it into some trendy bed and bar? Not so much. The last thing she wants to do is stick her nose in, but that might be her best chance to save a place she holds dear. And boosting her new line of gin wouldn’t hurt either.

It’s one thing to give in on the cocktail menu. But the very inconvenient, very mutual, attraction? That’s another matter entirely.

 

ROMANCING THE GIRL

by Camryn Eyde
narrated by Bridie Lawrence

Aimee Turner is a country girl, living and working on her family’s sheep station in rural Australia. Life is easy and full of hard, dusty work, but when her brother Joseph decides to become a contestant in a reality TV dating show, Romancing the Farmer, everything goes to hell.

The station gets overrun by city women and stuck-up producers right in the middle of shearing season. Justine Cason, the ringleader of the circus Aimee instantly detests is an irritating, arrogant presence that she is forced to chaperone around the massive property.

The two women find more in common than trading insults the more time they spend together, sparking an unexpected connection neither was looking for. As Joseph navigates the dating scene, and Aimee’s sister Sally navigates a crumbling marriage, Aimee’s life turns on its head in more ways than one when her blooming connection with Justine is the catalyst to leaving the land she loves.

When the worst fire season in decades strikes their patch of the world, the Turner family must find a way to save themselves and the ones they dearly cherish. Can they put aside their differences to protect each other?

 

BLOOD OF THE PACK

by Jenny Frame
narrated by Melissa Sternenberg

As the new Alpha of the Scottish Wulver pack, Kenrick Wulver has a bright future ahead. All she needs is her destined mate to share it with. Zaria Lupa isn’t looking for love. She’s been on the run from Leroux, Alpha of the American Lupa pack, ever since Leroux killed her sister.

When the Lupa wolves find Zaria, she runs to Wolfgang County for protection, where Kenrick is visiting her friend Dante. Kenrick takes Zaria under her wing, showing her the care and attention she’s never experienced. Zaria refuses to believe she is Kenrick’s destined mate. To her, mating is just an excuse for abuse and control, no matter how kind Kenrick may seem.

When Kenrick convinces Zaria to come to Scotland to visit the Wulver pack, she hopes for a fresh start. But the Lupa wolves aren’t finished with Zaria, and their revenge may destroy any chance at love.

A Wolfgang County Romance.

 

PODCAST NEWS

 

LWW31: How Did You Discover Lesbian Romance

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Or email lesbianswhowrite@gmail.com.

Also, if you have a suggested topic for an episode, please let Clare and TB know! They’d love to hear from you!

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

 

LESFIC AUTHOR NEWS

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NECRWA20 Workshop Submission

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We are looking for a wide variety of panels and instructional sessions that will appeal to authors of all sub-genres and levels of experience. We especially encourage Authors of Color, LGBTQ+ authors, and otherwise marginalized authors to send in workshops for consideration.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Tamsen Parker, our workshop chair, at conference_workshops@necrwa.org

 

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I Heart Lesfic September 24th Newsletter

Dear lesfic fan,

This week’s newsletter doesn’t contain any new releases. After a busy summer and releasing my second book in three months, I took a few days off for a much-needed break.

Instead, enter for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card and a signed paperback copy of my latest: Reservations of the Heart.

 

Also, here’s a partial sneak peek of the cover for the novel I’m cowriting with Miranda MacLeod, coming your way this November!

A heartwarming holiday romance about finding home.

Next Tuesday, October 1st, the IHL newsletter will return to its usual format.

Have a fab week!

TB


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Guest Post: Even Brilliant People Can Be Stupid by TB Markinson

Happy Monday!

Today’s guest post is penned by TB Markinson. Pssst, I run this website. I’m here to share a bit about my latest release: Reservations from the Heart. Keep reading because there’s a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

Even Brilliant People Can Be Stupid

I am not known for being tech savvy. For well over a year, I thought my DVD player was broken, so I stopped using it. Then I dusted the DVD player (I’m not known for my dusting skills either) and noticed the cord from the device to the TV had come loose. Low and behold I was able to watch DVDs again. A miracle!

When I applied for a scheduling job at a university, I didn’t know part of the job would involve assigning AV staff and resources. I found out the hard way. I mean, when I started making reservations, I added resources like LCD, laser pointer, and other items. On one hand, I understood this part of my duties.

On the other hand, I didn’t fully comprehend what it truly meant for clients. It wasn’t until I received a panicked phone call from a professor who was in the middle of teaching a class that I realized it was assumed since I made the reservation, I was proficient with technology. (Picture me laughing hysterically just writing that sentence.) While on the phone with a professor screaming at me, I was paging a tech while simultaneously googling solutions as to why his laptop had failed. Luckily, the tech was nearby, and it ended well.

But that wasn’t an isolated incident. The phone calls kept coming. I kept googling. Sometimes they’d call because they couldn’t do something in Excel in preparation for a class. Before getting this job, I applied for a different position, and they had me take a computer test that asked me to do basic functions in Excel. I bombed it and didn’t get the job. Yet, professors would demand answers. Did you know there’s a help function in Excel, and it’s, well, helpful?

Also, I never heard the word dongle before this job, and when a professor was shouting into the phone, “I need a dongle!” I wasn’t sure if I should report the incident to HR or even research dongle on my work computer in fear of landing on porn sites.

While I enjoyed certain aspects of my university job, I grew tired of professors treating me poorly because I didn’t know much about technology. The shocking part: I knew way more than the biggest complainers, and I think this post proves I’m not all that adept.

Some of the scheduling problems in Reservations of the Heart are things that happened to me. I didn’t include a few of my real-world experiences in the novel because no one would believe that would actually happen at a university filled with super brainy people. Sometimes being brilliant doesn’t stop you from doing stupid stuff.

 

GIVEAWAY


To celebrate the release of my latest novel, I’ve put together a giveaway, which will include a signed copy of Reservations of the Heart and a $50 Amazon gift card.

A bit about Reservations:

When Stella and Aurora unexpectedly come together, sparks fly. Neither is looking for a relationship, but what they discover in one another is so much more than a physical connection. Can two wounded women who believe love is the last thing they want overcome their fears to find healing?

Best-selling lesbian romance author T.B. Markinson brings lesfic readers a heartwarming age-gap story about facing one’s demons to live a fuller and loving life. Grab your copy of the standalone medical romance novel that will make your heart sing.

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

TB Markinson is an American who’s recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.

Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance.

She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.

 

CONNECT WITH TB MARKINSON

Twitter / Website / Lesbians Who Write Podcast 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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Guest Post: Romance Writer Grapples with the Very Unromantic Health Insurance Industry by Louisa Kelley

Happy Friday!

Please welcome Louisa Kelley, a Dirt Roads Book author.

Romance Writer Grapples with the Very Unromantic Health Insurance Industry

There are few things in my life more surreal than what I do Monday through Friday. “How do you do it?” people often ask me. How do you work in a healthcare office, manage the entire billing department, run point on a thousand complex claims problems etc. etc., and then go home and transform into a romance writer? For gawd’s sakes Louisa! How on earth do you manage? 

The transition is awful sometimes, I do admit that. Especially after a long weekend spent immersed in the creative writer’s brain, only to push it into cold storage when the alarm goes off at 5am on Monday. On my way out the door, I aim a last, longing look at the computer. I know when I get home that night, after a full work day sitting in front of a screen, crunching numbers, and arguing with customer service reps on the phone, the sharpness of my creativity will be dulled and in need of resuscitation.

However, my reality is not quite ready for the day job to end, and one does what one must. Over the years, I’ve often thought about what I’ve learned regarding the state of health insurance, in Oregon in particular. People would be even more outraged if they knew half the things I do. You may think it’s bad, but baby, you have no idea how really bad it is. One of my games of pretend revenge against the machine is to imagine me being that person to tell you just how screwed up things are, like how often claims departments make mistakes. I’ve got a co-worker who thinks she and I should start a YouTube channel, just to inform and educate the public in Oregon. Tell Oregonians things no one else in the industry ever would. Who wants the down and dirty? What plans have the best customer service, or the worst? I can tell you about the unexpected negative hit chiropractors and acupuncturists took with the advent of the Affordable Care Act- something big Healthcare jumped all over to exploit as fast as they could. Even worse, some of the biggest healthcare companies in the country shop all of their customer service overseas. When you, the U.S. customer, call your local healthplan, you may be talking to India or the Philippines. American privacy rights as far as HIPAA goes, vanish as our private information is provided to countries outside of the US – just so the obscenely wealthy insurance executives can save a nickel on customer service. 

People, it goes on and on. So, what do I do to counteract my rage and my constant sense of injustice? How do I balance my two worlds? 

Romance is the balance. I write romance stories where there is always a happily-ever-after. Stories where the challenges can be overcome and the day can be won. Where evil is vanquished and love always prevails. I read romance… Because it reminds me of the healing power of love, and the possibility of happily-ever-after. There’s healing in loving connection and kindness and never giving up and winning in the end. And that’s what saves me, and my writer’s heart, over and over again.

FIANNA THE GOLD
The Shift Series: Book 1

by Louisa Kelley

Abbie is a compulsive jewel thief whose life hasn’t been making much sense. On a solo camping trip in the forests of western Oregon, she’s attacked by mysterious men and the event triggers a shift within her that she doesn’t understand and refuses to believe.

Fianna, Orla, and Guin are dragon shape-shifters living in secret in a magically hidden cabin in the mountains of Oregon. Fianna’s on a redemption quest to locate the rare human-dragon hybrid whose Draca DNA has been triggered and deliver the fledgling to the dragon community. Abbie is that magical being. With her two sisters’ help, Fianna must protect Abbie from nefarious forces that seek to exploit her, as well as from humans, who must remain oblivious to the existence of shape-shifters.

But Abbie’s a handful, as Fianna soon learns. Wrangling a strong-headed mischievous hybrid who has no idea of her own powers proves to be a frustrating mission. They have to move fast, before it’s too late and their secret existence, both on earth and in an alternate reality, is revealed by an unwitting baby dragon.

Abbie is hunted by a human who knows her secret, and something else that Abbie doesn’t even know about herself. Abbie has to come to terms with who and what she is, but who can she trust? When she encounters the three dragons, the events that follow rock the dragon world and threatens the safety of its inhabitants. The circumstances bring Abbie and Fianna into sizzling contact, and they both end up with more than they expected that day.

Throw in a conniving, thousand-year-old dragon with dementia determined to capture Abbie in Portland for his own purposes, and you’ve got…delicious, magical, dragonly fun. Everyone wants Abbie, especially Fianna, and it’s a race to see who gets to her first.

Listen to the audio excerpt here.

 

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate, Dirt Road Books is giving away a bunch of stuff! Including:

  • $20 Amazon.com gift card
  • audiobook copy of Bitterroot Queen by Jove Belle
  • audiobook version of Little Dip by Gill McKnight
  • ebook copy of A Bittersweet Garden by Caren J Werlinger
  • ebook copy of the 4 book series Cops and Docs series by KD Williamson
  • ebook copy of Pleasure Workers by Annette Mori
  • ebook copy of A Shot at Love by T.B. Markinson
  • ebook copy of From the Boots Up and From the Hat Down by Andi Marquette
  • ebook copy of The Potion by R.G. Emanuelle

ENTER THE DRAWING!

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Louisa Kelley is the author of a series of well-regarded erotic paranormal books and urban fantasy stories, including the trilogy, Daughters of Draca. Her writing features fantastical stories of sensual romance, intrigue and magic, often with modern day characters based in Portland. ‘Fianna The Gold,’ book one in her newest fantasy series, has just been released by Dirt Road Books.

She resides in Portland, Oregon where, in a strangely perfect combination of rainy winters and urban skyline, her writing inspiration abounds. She’s also slightly obsessed with dragons.

 

CONNECT WITH LOUISA KELLEY

Website / Facebook

Check out the schedule! You can follow along every stop.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: September 17th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details. Or if you’re having a sale, please email me and let me know: tbm@iheartlesfic.com. Include “Sale for IHL Newsletter” in the subject line.

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

RESERVATIONS OF THE HEART

by TB Markinson
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Can two wounded souls find solace together?

41-year-old doctor Stella Gilbert used to have it all. Her career was on fire, and she had a picture-perfect family—until she was blindsided by her wife doing the unthinkable.

Reeling from the revelation of a long-held family secret, 29-year-old Aurora Shirley is just over it all.

When Stella and Aurora unexpectedly come together, sparks fly. Neither is looking for a relationship, but what they discover in one another is so much more than a physical connection. Can two wounded women who believe love is the last thing they want overcome their fears to find healing?

Best-selling lesbian romance author T.B. Markinson brings lesfic readers a heartwarming age-gap story about facing one’s demons to live a fuller and loving life. Grab your copy of the standalone medical romance novel that will make your heart sing.

 

SEPTEMBER LESSONS
A Year in Paradise: Book 9

by Hildred Billings
Available in Kindle Unlimited

On the first day of senior year in a new school, Alabaman transplant Carrie Sage meets the girl of her lesbian dreams.

Too bad the mayor’s daughter is a bit too straight to go for a troublemaking Southerner like Carrie.

Enter Leigh-Ann Hardy, the only girl in Clark High School who knows a thing or two about the girl Carrie crushes after like it’s Valentine’s Day. After all, Leigh-Ann and the mayor’s daughter used to be best friends!

While Carrie navigates life in a brand-new place that automatically labels her more trouble than she’s worth, Leigh-Ann faces a truth she’s been suppressing her whole life in Paradise Valley.

She might be a little bit gay. It only took the new girl to make her see that!

 

ALL THE REASONS I NEED

by Jaime Clevenger

Kate Owens has kept her attraction to her best friend Mo Calloway a carefully guarded secret for years. But some secrets you can’t hide forever and she’s worried that Mo is beginning to suspect her feelings.

It’s harder than ever to pretend there’s nothing going on when a reservation mistake on a trip to Mexico leads to Kate sharing Mo’s bed for five long nights.

One fateful vacation could change everything. But are Kate and Mo ready to risk their friendship for a chance at love?

 

COUNTING ON LOVE

by RL Burgess

A rising star in the corporate world of finance, Zoe Cavendish is nursing a secret flame for her boss. She knows it’s stupid and her friends keep telling her she should move on, but somehow she can’t quite extinguish the hope.

The last thing on Reyna Azoulay’s mind is love. Not only is she busy with her demanding role as CEO of a high-flying financial advisory firm, but she’s also just recently taken in her sister’s child.

When Zoe is selected to present alongside Reyna at a prestigious international conference, they are thrown together and reality comes knocking—as does the suave keynote speaker who seems determined to whisk Zoe away into the desert sunset.

Will Zoe and Reyna realize what’s right in front of them before it’s too late?

 

SUMMER DESIRES

by Emily King

On the crowded sandy beaches of southern California, newly minted lifeguard Amy Bergen has her hands full keeping the beachgoers safe. She loves her job and knows she made the right decision to finally pursue her childhood dream. The problem is—she’s still the busy owner and manager of a luxury auto dealership. And with so many roles to juggle, finding time to date seems like one more complication…until she meets Sarah.

When Midwestern transplant and middle school teacher Sarah Wagner sees Amy on duty at the beach, she is immediately drawn to her. But so are a lot of other women. And after a rocky first encounter, Sarah isn’t sure Amy is truly the kind of woman she is looking to date. But with Amy, desire just might win out…

 

DESTINY’S BRIDGE
The Somerville Series: Book 1

by Carrie L Carr
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Budding realtor Amanda Cauble is sent on a fool’s errand on a stormy afternoon. When her car is washed into a rising creek, it could be the last thing she does.

Lexington (Lex) Walters has run the Rocking W Ranch for the last ten years, alone except for hired hands and her feisty housekeeper, Martha. She doesn’t have the time or inclination for dating, but when fate drops a beautiful woman into her path, how can she resist?

With the bridge out of service and the weather against them, Lex and Amanda work together to take care of the ranch. When they stumble across a group of rustlers also stranded by the weather, will the stress destroy their budding relationship?

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

DREAMS

by Serena J. Bishop

Aurora’s life is perfectly mundane. She has a job she hates, an ex that ran her out of her hometown, and the highlight of her week is Monday breakfast with her best friend. That changes when Aurora starts dreaming of a woman who can’t remember her own name. A woman who Aurora falls head over heels for. She knows the romance that develops between them isn’t real, but the dreams make life so much better that she hurries to bed every night…until she discovers that her dream woman isn’t imaginary. Her name is Leela and she is in a coma.

Aurora must risk everything—her job, apartment, friends, and her sanity—to save Leela, a woman she’s only ever met in her mind. But in order to help, Aurora must convince Leela’s neurologist and parents that she and Leela have a bond that transcends the physical plane.

Can Aurora fight through a progressively nightmarish landscape to wake Leela? And if Leela wakes, will she recognize Aurora as the one who saved her? As the one Leela said she loved? Their dream-relationship might not be real, but if there is any possibility of making her dreams come true, Aurora has to try.

Dreams is a sweet lesfic romance about a love that defies the laws of physics.

 

NEW ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

WICOMICO SLOW

by Cameron North

Life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland is laidback, except for Clare Danforth, who is in her junior year at college. She is busy between dual majors, a string of gruesome student deaths committed by the Wicomico Killer, and a drunk night of sex with another female student. Clare attempts to hide her one-time gay mistake until she meets Leigh Carver, who is a tall, gorgeous, and totally gay police officer.

But as a Maryland State Trooper, Leigh struggles with hiding her sexual orientation and carrying a badge in a male dominated field. When the serial killer escalates his kill rate, Clare and Leigh are faced with life changing choices. But will if they make them in time, before Wicomico Killer sets his sights on Clare?

 

[INSERT SELF-DISCOVERY HERE]

by Belinda Roddie
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Who needs a road map for life when you can just improvise in a cozy cabin in the woods?

Belinda Roddie’s debut novel, [Insert Self-Discovery Here], tackles young love and the coming-of-age story in a fresh, humorous, and refreshingly honest way. A fun addition to the New Adult genre!

Jamie has never exactly been sure about what she wants to do in life, despite an initial plan to become a history teacher sans a passion for history. So when the motive for her education and work – her girlfriend Emily – breaks up with her after their college graduation, she’s left with the typical twenty-something depression and a complete lack of direction in her life.

Enter Devin, an old friend and “free spirit” who offers Jamie a chance to do something remotely fulfilling for the year; specifically, they will be taking care of and renting out Devin’s Uncle Aaron’s property in the small wooded town of Pensalado. Caught in the middle of the wilderness with no technology past the nineteen nineties, a hippie Devin, a fabulously gay Kyle, and a snarky yet wounded Rachel (who ultimately becomes an unprecedented target of affection. Big shocker) – Jamie has the chance to learn to cope, rebuild, and figure out a new goal. Even if that goal, as it may turn out, is simply to improvise.

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE / ROMANCE

 

OUTBACK BRED
A Woman Down Under: Book 2

by K’Anne Meinel
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Melissa Lawrence swims ashore in Australia. She has no idea what to expect after escaping her captors. Since becoming Mel Lawrence, she finds her interests are expanding beyond just the “woman of means” role she had been raised to accept. After finding someone to teach her about becoming a grazer, she herds a flock of sheep into the Australian outback. She never imagined she would find a mate, a land that challenges her, and a life she felt she was bred for.

 

ACTION SCI-FI

 

BIRTHRIGHT
Ascension: Book 1

by L. Fergus
Available in Kindle Unlimited

To claim her birthright Kita must win her harrowing Proving Ritual, but it proves to be more of a challenge than she can handle. She would rather die than lose. Is she willing to reveal her darkest secret to win?

 

 

FANTASY

 

FIANNA THE GOLD
The Shift Series: Book 1

by Louisa Kelley

Abbie is a compulsive jewel thief whose life hasn’t been making much sense. On a solo camping trip in the forests of western Oregon, she’s attacked by mysterious men and the event triggers a shift within her that she doesn’t understand and refuses to believe.

Fianna, Orla, and Guin are dragon shape-shifters living in secret in a magically hidden cabin in the mountains of Oregon. Fianna’s on a redemption quest to locate the rare human-dragon hybrid whose Draca DNA has been triggered and deliver the fledgling to the dragon community. Abbie is that magical being. With her two sisters’ help, Fianna must protect Abbie from nefarious forces that seek to exploit her, as well as from humans, who must remain oblivious to the existence of shape-shifters.

But Abbie’s a handful, as Fianna soon learns. Wrangling a strong-headed mischievous hybrid who has no idea of her own powers proves to be a frustrating mission. They have to move fast, before it’s too late and their secret existence, both on earth and in an alternate reality, is revealed by an unwitting baby dragon.

Abbie is hunted by a human who knows her secret, and something else that Abbie doesn’t even know about herself. Abbie has to come to terms with who and what she is, but who can she trust? When she encounters the three dragons, the events that follow rock the dragon world and threatens the safety of its inhabitants. The circumstances bring Abbie and Fianna into sizzling contact, and they both end up with more than they expected that day.

Throw in a conniving, thousand-year-old dragon with dementia determined to capture Abbie in Portland for his own purposes, and you’ve got…delicious, magical, dragonly fun. Everyone wants Abbie, especially Fianna, and it’s a race to see who gets to her first.

 

URBAN FAIRYTALES

 

ARMAGEDDON
Urban Fairytales: Book 11

by Erik Schubach

Last Upon a time…

The Avatars have all gathered in Seattle to face the Elders in a bid to stop the reset of the mortal realm and the loss of trillions of souls spread across the many worlds of our realm.

The women of fairy tales, myth, & legend must split up to face the enemies, who are bordering on godhood, on many fronts. Fighting a losing battle, the Avatars give all that they have to save the world from Armageddon.

This final chapter in the Urban Fairytales saga all comes down to the woman who started it all, Maireni Damaschin, the Red Hood, as she attempts to outmaneuver these timeless titans who can destroy worlds with but a thought.

 

THRILLER / SUSPENSE

 

IMPLICATIONS
Carpenter/Harding: Book 9

by Barbara Winkes
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Did George Wilder die in prison serving a life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit? A reporter asks Ellie on behalf of Wilder’s family to look into the decades old murder. When initial inquiries raise doubts about Wilder’s guilt, Ellie thinks that the real killer might have gone unpunished, but she doesn’t have much time to prove her theory.

Together, Jordan and Ellie work on the most important project of their lives…

 

HISTORICAL FICTION

 

BLOOMSBURY’S LATE ROSE

by Pen Pearson
Available in Kindle Unlimited

A poet in Edwardian London. A woman struggling to let her voice be heard.

In 1894, sisters Charlotte and Anne Mew take a solemn vow never to marry, and never to pass on the family curse: insanity. The spinster Mew sisters descend into genteel poverty, their mother on an invalid’s sofa, Anne, the painter, in a menial job.But Charlotte, the poet, will find immortality, and unexpected love.

Her path will require that she keep secrets and make sacrifices that may be too much even for Charlotte’s determined spirit.

In Bloomsbury’s Late Rose, Pen Pearson, herself an accomplished poet, has imagined a vivid and affecting story of a woman’s life in Edwardian London that will engage and move every reader.

 

SALE ALERT

 

SAFE PASSAGE
Black Flag: Book 1

by Rachel Ford

$0.99 $4.99

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Go big or go home. For privateer Captain Magdalene Landon, it’s all about going big. For Kay Ellis, it’s about getting home. Together, they’re about to architect the most daring heist in the galaxy.

Kay knows too much. She knows it’s a matter of time before a Conglomerate hitman finds her. She’s desperate for safe passage back to Union space.
Then Magdalene shows up, promising a way home in exchange for that information. It’s a risky bet, but Kay is out of options. So she strikes a deal: the heist of the century for her freedom.

Kay is playing a dangerous game, and she knows it. She’s made herself Enemy Number One of the Conglomerate. She’s relying on privateers for her safety. It’s a fool’s game. But the worst part is, her fool’s heart is starting to warm to the enigmatic captain. And that’s a risk for which she hadn’t planned.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

IT’S ONLY LOVE

by Diane Marina
narrated by Daniela Acitelli

Jessica Thomas flees heartache to spend a summer in Rome, Italy. What begins as a summer to forget the past turns into one full of memories in “Italian Summer”.

In Savannah, Georgia, a young heir to the city’s largest candy manufacturer falls hard for the new employee. Will she lose her heart and her family’s business in “Sweet Girl”?

Cameron struggles with her inner demons and visits The Castle, a lesbian-only club where women can live out their fantasies with like-minded women. What she discovers leads her toward acceptance in “It’s Only Love”.

Miranda and Chelsea move to a stylish home in Pasadena The house has been the source of some unsettling occurrences. Miranda and Chelsea vow to get to the bottom of what is happening in “Blue Lamp”.

In a posh hotel in New York City in 1948, two young socialites are introduced. Will their love simply become part of the history of the Imperial Hotel?

 

MEMORY

by Bridget Essex
narrated by TJ Richards

Piper once believed she’d found her happily-ever-after in Estella.

Until Estella left.

Piper and Estella met when they were kids. Estella was rich and spoiled, Piper was poor and curious, and – in each other – the two girls found an unexpected friendship. Year after year went by as they grew up together, growing closer and closer as time passed, until Piper realized that she loved Estella more than anything in the universe.

The day Piper told Estella she loved her was the day Estella walked out the door, never to return again….

Or so Piper thought.

Years have passed, and they’re both grown women living opposite lives on opposite sides of the country. All they have between them are the memories of a young love that was so beautiful and profound that it changed their lives forever….

But a chance encounter pulls the two women together once more.

Does true love exist? Or are some scars too deep to ever heal?

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: September 10th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details. Or if you’re having a sale, please email me and let me know: tbm@iheartlesfic.com. Include “Sale for IHL Newsletter” in the subject line.

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Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

FAIR OF FACE

by Sienna Waters
Available in Kindle Unlimited

The deepest love can be forged from the darkest hatred.

When photographer Kate Steinhauser is asked to shoot Nat Lee, it should be the chance of a lifetime. After all, Nat is a household name, the face of a dozen brands, and one of the most recognizable models on the planet. But she’s also a demon from Kate’s past.

Nat is a wild-child, her antics frequently headlining gossip sites. She’s also a bully, one whose actions still sting Kate twenty years down the line. But the opportunity is too great to give up. Besides, there’s no way Nat will recognize Kate. Not after so long.

Kate and Nat are inextricably linked by their past, and from the first click of the camera it’s clear that their futures are just as connected. But as feelings start to transform, and sparks start to fly, Kate can’t believe that time has changed Nat so much. And Nat’s relationship with hot-ticket actor Jake Allingham doesn’t help matters either.

Once in a lifetime you meet the person that completes you. But what if that person is your worst enemy? Everything should be keeping them apart, yet Nat and Kate just can’t function without each other. Or can they?

Fair of Face is the first in the Monday’s Child series of lesbian romance novels, and features a HEA ending. Monday’s Child books can be read independently and in any order.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

BEAUTIFUL ACCIDENTS

by Erin Zak

Stevie Adams doesn’t believe in fate, not after losing her parents in a car crash. Now twenty-eight and a star in the Chicago improv scene, Stevie puts career first. No one’s going to get in the way of her New York City dreams. When her friends beg her to tag along to go see Constance Russo, a deaf psychic, Stevie begrudgingly agrees, as long as no one makes her get a reading.

American Sign Language interpreter Bernadette Thompson has two priorities: caring for her mother and working with her best friend, Constance Russo. But when the headstrong Stevie Adams accidentally stumbles into her life, Bernadette feels an instant connection that’s so intense it frightens her. They can’t seem to stop bumping into each other, or deny their attraction.

When Stevie’s goal of starring in New York becomes more than a pipe dream, will competing desires prove their love to be everlasting or a fleeting act?

 

PRETTY LIES

by Noelle Winters
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Hannah Freeman should be on top of the world. She’s got a new job. A new place. A new beginning after a bad breakup. Too bad it’s all a lie.

Charlie Dallas has been at the shelter longer than anyone, and it’s a record she’s stubbornly proud of. So what if she’s miserable?

But Charlie didn’t count on Hannah. She didn’t count on feelings. Then Charlie’s worst nightmare reappears and she has to choose between staying where she is or taking a chance and moving forward. Will Hannah and Charlie be able to meet in the middle? Or will their pasts ruin any chance at a happy ending?

The book deals with the aftereffects of domestic violence and human trafficking. There’s mention of suicidal ideation and childhood trauma.

 

PERSPECTIVE

by Monica McCallan
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Campbell St. Clair never expected her first novel to catapult her to success. She should be excited that she’ll be consulting on the movie adaptation, but she’s struggling. Her ability to write her newest novel has been practically non-existent, she’s all but given up on having a social life, and with the recent loss of her father, she’s trying to understand what she wants for her future.

Sloane Murphy’s career has been careening forward for the last decade, so it doesn’t matter that she doesn’t like being an actress. The movie is a great opportunity for her, and in spite of her ambivalence, the show must go on. She’s done this enough times that she just needs to follow the script and hit her lines. But she wasn’t expecting to see Campbell St. Clair, at least that’s what she goes by now, on set, and her presence sends Sloane’s already precarious life into a tailspin when their paths collide again.

Neither are the same people they were when they’d met in college, but do either of them know who they are now? In a world of playing pretend, it’s hard to know what’s real, even if it’s right in front of them.

 

STAY

by Magnolia Robbins
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Dogs always have a way of finding people.

When a tumultuous past causes Alice Gray, the only woman Lou Pearson has ever loved, to leave her for good, she shrinks away from the world, trying to make amends. Dedicating years of her life to training service dogs and saving rescues.

Little did she know, a rescued dog would save her, too.

Caspian shows up in Lou’s life and the dog guides her to a young girl who desperately needs him, and to the girl’s mother, Alice. Propelling Lou into a past she believed she’d never have to face again. To a woman who she assumed she’d lost forever.

As an old romance and deep emotions resurface themselves, Lou’s worst fears come crashing back and she can’t help but wonder… This time, if it all falls apart, will Alice stay?

 

HOLIDAY ROMANCE

 

SLEIGH BELLS IN THE SAND
Act of Love: Book 1

by Tamara Lynn
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Christmas in July. It’s the most wonderful time of the year for actress Daniela Dantangelo. After an intense couple of months filming in Croatia, Daniela is looking forward to unwinding with her family and celebrating the holiday. Stress due to a lack of preparation for an upcoming project is preventing her from relaxing and enjoying her time off.

Help comes in the form of her cousin’s new girlfriend, Kate O’Connell. Having only played minor supporting roles, Kate is a relative unknown in Hollywood. She has no idea that this trip will push her acting skills to new heights and make her question everything she knows.

The women form a close friendship and soon find themselves flirting with an attraction that could have costly consequences.
The line between acting and reality become blurred beyond what either of them can comprehend. Will Daniela finally be able to get in character? Can Kate get out of character?

This industry has a history of making lovers out of co-stars. But when it comes to Kate and Daniela, it’s not that easy. There are a lot of forces at play and things are not at all what they seem.

 

SPORTS ROMANCE

 

THE LONG SHOT

by A.L. Brooks

A slow-burning lesbian sport romance about taking a chance with your heart.

Talented golfer Morgan Spencer has never won a major but it’s so close she can taste it—no thanks to her sexist father, a golfing legend who won’t even give her the time of day.

Television producer Adrienne Wyatt has thrown herself into her career after her lover left her a year ago. She has a brilliant new plan: a documentary featuring Morgan’s rise and rise, capitalizing on the young woman’s star appeal.

The main problem is that the reserved golfer treats Adrienne’s plan like an invasion of privacy. The other issue is her growing feelings for the irritatingly attractive woman—an unprofessional lapse that would get her ridiculed by her peers if anyone found out.

When things come to a chaotic head, as fierce desires, risked careers, age differences, and dreams all come into play, what will win?

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

ALL SHE WANTS

by Larkin Rose

Tessa Dalton’s mission: be crowned the new wedding planner for one of the most prestigious resorts in Colorado by winning an event contest. All she has to do is get seven events safely under wraps in eight weeks and the crown is hers. She’ll stop at nothing to win, even if planning weddings for frequent flyer bridezillas has put a bitter taste in her mouth where love and commitment are concerned.

Marci Jones is not a people person. The last thing she wants is to be the liaison for the contest crew leaders, but when her best friend needs a favor, she can’t say no. If not for Wendy, she’d be in jail…or worse. Maybe the disruption will help her get over her cheating ex and she’ll be able to put her life back together.

Marci can’t believe her luck at a one-night-stand with a beautiful woman who refuses to give her name. That is until the mystery goddess shows up as one of the contestants…

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

HOT BLOODED

by Bridget Essex
Available in Kindle Unlimited

If she falls in love, there’ll be hell to pay…

Billie Cross isn’t afraid of anything. A quick witted, sarcastic trouble maker, she knows how to rock a good lipstick, a pair of heels…and a sharp dagger. Billie has one of the most dangerous—and secretive—jobs in the world, but someone’s got to hunt demons. And Billie is very, very good at it.

But a random run-in on the streets of Pittsburgh has Billie’s head out of the game. Because she can’t stop thinking about the mysterious, smoldering woman in the leather jacket with the wicked grin: Jet. Billie can’t get tangled up in a relationship; it’s too dangerous. But a one-night stand sure as hell sounds like a good time. Only thing is, one night turns into something much, much more. Billie swore she’d never let anyone close to her ever again: she was done with getting her heart broken, and yet now she’s fallen for Jet with her whole heart.

But if Billie finds out who—and what—Jet really is, there’ll be more than a broken heart on the line. There’ll be hell to pay.

 

LEGACY

by Charlotte Greene

When cousins Jo and Carter Lemke hike up to their family cabin after two years away, they’re not surprised to find the place a disaster. What they weren’t expecting, however, is a mysterious presence in the cabin that seems intent on getting rid of them.

With the help of some friends, Carter’s wife, and a gorgeous forest ranger Jo can’t take her eyes off, Jo and Carter set out to reclaim their home from the presence that haunts it. As danger mounts, they’ll have to decide if it’s worth risking their lives or if it might be better to leave it to the woods.

 

PARANORMAL ADVENTURE

 

THE SOUL OF WBVR
Paranormal Grievance Committee Chronicles: Book 3

by Elizabeth Andre

Call-in radio shows are fun until a ghost calls. Popular soul music deejay Joyce Barkley thinks someone is pulling a prank when the voice of her dead girlfriend speaks to her during a Saturday afternoon show. It is no prank. The woman, who has been dead since the mid-1960s, is back. Joyce has to figure out how to soothe the restless spirit or her career and any chance at love will be over.

 

SPECULATIVE FICTION

 

FALSE HORIZONS
New Horizons Series: Book 3

by CJ Birch

Surviving in an unknown galaxy hundreds of light-years from Earth is far from easy. Captain Jordan Kellow is missing, and Lieutenant Alison Ash must take charge of the Persephone and get the crew back to the Posterus in one piece if she has any hope of saving the woman she loves.

Lost in a dying escape pod, Jordan is rescued by a crew of war hungry aliens bent on revenge. She must find a way off the ship and back to Ash before she’s conscripted for the cause.

Jordan and Ash struggle with different views on the alien agenda and must find their way back to each other before they’re swallowed up by a centuries-old war.

 

INTRIGUE & THRILLER / ROMANCE

 

DOUBLE-CROSSED
Vegas Nights: Book 1

by Ali Vali

Hit woman and thief Reed Gable works for the highest bidder, no matter where the job takes her. An orphan of circumstance, Reed knows the streets of Las Vegas better than anyone. Growing up rough has gotten her to the top of her profession, and she plans to stay there.

Accountant Brinley Myers, a recent hire at the Moroccan Casino, discovers a money laundering operation orchestrated by the New York mob and suddenly her life and the people in it become collateral damage.

Reed has Brinley in her sights and is ready to close the contract when she sees Brinley’s son in the car with her. Even hard-hearted Reed can’t kill a mother in front of her child. Before Reed can come up with a plan to finish the job, she’s double-crossed. It’ll take all her street smarts to keep herself, and her surprisingly beautiful mark, alive.

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE / ROMANCE

 

BREATHE

by Cari Hunter

Jemima Pardon, a paramedic with a daft name and chronic asthma, has never had much in the way of good luck. The only things she attracts are traumatic jobs, and no one wants to work with her for long.

But when Jem bumps into devil-may-care police officer Rosie Jones, her fortunes seem to be changing. Rosie is bright and funny, and she doesn’t mind that Jem can’t go far without her inhaler.

Things are looking up, until a suspicious death draws Jem and Rosie into an investigation that spirals beyond their control. As torrential rain floods the city, they face a battle to survive if they’re ever going to have a chance at finding love.

 

OUTBACK BORN
A Woman Down Under: Book 1

by K’Anne Meinel
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Alinta, raised in a simple land far from the white man, is suddenly thrust into their realm through no fault of her own. Suddenly, she must learn to survive amongst these strange, unfamiliar creatures. But not all white men treat her the same: Some see her as the frightened girl she is, and some see her as the amazing woman she is about to become. Follow along as this primitive aboriginal child/woman attempts to survive in a new and rapidly changing world.

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

BEFORE NOW

by Joy Argento

The instant Delaney Peyton and Jade Taylor meet, they sense a connection neither can explain. That is until Delaney starts having strange visions that feel more like memories. Scotland, 1465: two young women meet and fall in love, but that love is threatened by deception and hatred. Delany isn’t sure if her feelings for Jade are real or left over from five hundred years ago. The more she sees, the more she’s convinced the key to her future lies in their past.

Jade is fresh from a bad relationship, and the last thing she wants right now is another one. Her attraction to Delany is overshadowed by a fear she doesn’t understand, and she is convinced she needs to keep Delany at arm’s length.

Can Delany and Jade overcome the betrayal that spans the centuries to reignite a love that can’t be broken?

 

GENERAL FICTION

 

SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY

by Kathleen Knowles

In the summer of 1981, Maxine Cooper moves from the Midwest to San Francisco with her gay best friend, Chris, where she hopes to find love and community. But gay life in a big city is much more complicated than either of them ever expected. Life becomes a constant party, and Max slides deep into alcohol and drugs. She and Chris become estranged, and when he contracts AIDS, Max doesn’t know how to bridge the gap between them.

Shattered by Chris’s death, Max must decide how she is going to live her life. Can she forgive herself for abandoning him, or will her guilt lead her down a path that guarantees destruction?

 

SALE ALERT

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

HEART TROUBLE

by Jae
narrated by Abigail Rakocy

Dr. Hope Finlay learned early in life not to get attached to anyone because it never lasts.

Laleh Samadi, who comes from a big, boisterous family, is the exact opposite.

When Laleh ends up in the ER with heart trouble, Hope saves her life. Afterwards, strange things begin to occur until they can no longer deny the mysterious connection between them.

Are they losing their minds…or their hearts?

 

PODCAST NEWS

 

LWW28: Favorite Podcasts

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LESFIC AUTHOR NEWS

 

Calling lesfic authors! To be a featured author and read from their work during ReadOut, authors must download and complete the ReadOut application. All applications must be received by September 30th. Authors will be notified of their acceptance no later than November 15th. The application may be found online here.

ReadOut 2020 will take place Friday, January 31 – Sunday, February 2, in Gulfport, Florida.

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New Lesfic Goodies: September 3rd Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details. Or if you’re having a sale, please email me and let me know: tbm@iheartlesfic.com. Include “Sale for IHL Newsletter” in the subject line.

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

ICE CREAM WARS: Novella

by A.E. Radley and Emma Sterner-Radley
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Cherry Hawkins has always loved ice cream. After scraping together enough money, and applying for the correct permit, she has set up her new ice cream trike in the affluent market town of Wilmsford.

Unfortunately, her permit-approved spot puts her right outside the Gelato Parlour. Owned by Juliana Martin-Sinclair, the meticulous woman who puts the ice into ice queen.

What will happen when these two very different ice cream aficionados collide?

 

POCKET QUEENS

by Nicolette Dane
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Constance Duke is a professional Texas Hold’em player. She’s sharp and stoic, with a steely poker face and a drive to win. The regulars at her local poker room fear her, and the casuals underestimate her at their own peril. Constance is happy making a good living playing poker on her terms. And then she meets Mina Frye.

Mina is a gifted pickpocket, cunning and conniving, and equally charming and beautiful. At first, Mina sees Constance as just another mark. But she quickly realizes that Constance has much greater potential, and as the two begin to fall for one another, Mina convinces her that Las Vegas and the Poker World Championship are calling Constance’s name.

As Constance competes with the world’s best poker players, moving her way up in the tournament, she must also navigate the secrets of Mina’s checkered past in Las Vegas. The magic they both feel is undeniably real, but is everything with Mina just a bluff to trick Constance into going all-in?

 

UNDONE

by Bryce Oakley
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Billie Rush can’t stop writing pop songs. The kind of songs that her rock band, The Shrikes, would never play. After their successful first album, the pressure for a perfect follow-up is crushing her creativity. Billie’s new songs and sound need an outlet, but she’s not just going to give them away to anyone.

Vero De Luca is always in the limelight for making mistakes. The daughter of a famous musician, she’s trying to make smart decisions for the first time in her life as she sets off on a solo career after years in a popular all-female group. Though she knows she’s fully capable of writing her own songs, the label insists that her first single needs a major name behind it, not just her own.

Both women think that working together sounds like a match made in hell. Though they can hardly stand each other, sparks start to fly when they’re writing the new single, “Undone.”

Will they go up in flames or find a way to work together through the blaze?

 

TIME OF DAY
Tahoe Series: Book 2

by Nicole Pyland
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Kinsley James has a nice life in South Lake Tahoe. She has a great career in real estate and a great group of friends she’s known for a long time. She also has a crush. Things had been easy when the object of that crush lived on the other side of the lake. Kinsley had been able to push her attraction aside. She’d dated other women. She’d even mostly forgotten about that time in college when she’d shared a futon with a girl three years her junior that seemed so much more comfortable in her own skin than Kinsley had ever felt. Then, her crush moved home.

Riley Sanders decided to move back to South Lake Tahoe to settle down with her long-time and also long-distance girlfriend. Her plan was simple: find a real estate agent; find a house. Once she had that house, her girlfriend would move, and they’d be able to finally share a life together.

Riley’s plan doesn’t quite work out. But, sometimes, the plans people make take paths of their own, taking people exactly where they need to be after all. In Riley’s case, her plan took her to Kinsley, a woman she’d known for a while but had never considered herself close to. Things change, though, when she realizes Kinsley may be the woman she hasn’t even known she should be looking for.

 

GIRLS WHO PRAY

by Evelyn Dar
Available in Kindle Unlimited

New York Times bestselling author Claire Roberts is being sued by the Amish.

Yep, those Amish.

Claire’s latest release, a tell-all memoir about growing up Amish, reveals startling truths and intimate details about a passionate, secret love affair between herself and another woman. Claire now stands accused of libel and finds herself locked in a legal battle against the very community she once called home.

Can Claire defend the truth of her words while still protecting the privacy of the woman she once loved? And perhaps still does?

 

COMING HOME

by KJ
Available in Kindle Unlimited

What would happen if your regular, ordinary, safe, everyday existence suddenly became…not any of those things? When Samantha Markson, Ordinary Person, is thrust into the life of Abigail Taylor, Not At All Ordinary Person, it proves to be an experience like she’s never had before. World famous actress, Abigail Taylor, is in Melbourne filming her new movie, and is accompanied by her nine year old daughter, Grace, because Abigail wants her to experience an Australian education for three months. Sam Markson is a teacher at one of the best schools in Melbourne, and is perfectly happy doing that, thank you very much, when she’s suddenly redirected from the classroom into the job as Grace’s teacher; a move so fast that even blinking would feel like slow motion. Sam has never met anyone like Abigail Taylor, and she starts to realise that her ordinary life might actually be missing something extraordinary.

 

BLUEPRINT FOR ROMANCE

by Shannon M Harris

After the death of her husband, Dylan Lake’s ability to trust in others is shattered. Her life is thrust into turmoil between caring for Emma, her seven-year old handicapped child, and working hard to make ends meet. Dylan doesn’t have time to pursue a romantic relationship. Finding that one special person only happens in dreams. When fate keeps throwing Dylan and Kat together, Dylan finds her attraction to Kat something she can’t ignore. Will her trust issues stop her from letting Kat into her and Emma’s life?

Leaving her old job and moving halfway across the country were the scariest things Kat Anderson had ever done. Starting a new life and career takes priority over any foolish notion of a fairy-tale future of romance and love. Kat’s attraction to Dylan is time taken away from building a new business. Can Kat juggle love and duty to find her Happy Ever After?

Welcome back to Garriety, the town with an open heart, and home to some of the quirky and warm characters from Add Romance and Mix. Join Kat and Dylan on their quest for true romance with a little help from Kat’s sister Briley and her family, along with a host of new characters.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

PLAYING WITH FIRE
The Neon Fishnets: Book 1

by Scarlett Knight
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Bass player Jackie Hernandez has landed a permanent gig with the respected all-female rock band The Neon Fishnets. There’s only one problem: Ivy Finch. In the past, Jackie and The Fishnets’ keyboardist engaged in an ugly online feud. Jackie is ready to put the feud behind them, but fiery Ivy holds a grudge. Amid recording a hot new album, spending late nights out at wild parties, and navigating the media as they prepare to go on tour, Jackie and Ivy realize they have more in common than they originally thought. And things get really complicated when their attraction to one another heats up, taking an unexpected, sexy turn.

 

PLEASURE WORKERS
The Trophy Wives Club Continuation

by Annette Mori

Alex Cortez is accomplished at two things, fixing broken equipment and pleasuring women. She is happily doing both at the Ranch in Nevada until she involves herself in a domestic dispute between one of her clients and her abusive husband. Now Alex finds herself on the run…again. Danna Nichols, newly widowed, feels lost and alone. When her good friend Lindy invites her to check out the newly established Trophy Wives Club, it awakens dormant feelings and desires. Danna challenges herself to find out who she really is and what she wants in life and love.The first time she sees Alex, there is an attraction she can’t define, wants to explore, and can’t resist. The two form a bond under unlikely circumstances. Will the challenges of their social status tear them apart before they can enjoy the pleasures of their new love?

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE / ROMANCE

 

SHANGHAIED
Prequel to A Woman Down Under Series

by K’Anne Meinel
Available in Kindle Unlimited

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.

 

DON’T TELL ME TWICE

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue
Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Buck, the lead singer of Jems and Jamz loses her girlfriend, Olive 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.

 

ROMANCE SPECULATIVE FICTION

 

DESTINY OF HEARTS
An Opening in Time: Book 3

by Karen Klyne
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Coming home is never easy, and when Kaitlin arrives back in Caysher, she finds a different place than the one they left. Illness has ravaged the community, and Berran is doing her best to keep things together. But when Tannus doesn’t come back, she focuses her rage and despair on Kaitlin. Tannus’ loss has created a gap between them. In the end, it will be destiny that will decide if their hearts will meet.

 

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

by Anna Stone

$0.99 $4.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Emma Cole has left behind her family and an ex-fiancé to move to Chicago and start over. When a mix-up lands her a job at a high-profile law firm, Emma is determined to meet this new challenge head-on. What she didn’t count on was working for a woman like Lillian White. It doesn’t take long for Emma to realize that she might be in over her head in more ways than one.

As beautiful as she is ruthless, Lillian has worked hard to build a reputation for herself that commands respect from everyone she meets. She’s sacrificed everything for her career, and she doesn’t have room in her life for romance. But there’s something about her sweet yet feisty new assistant that Lillian can’t resist, and Emma finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of new desires that she never thought possible. Soon, the two women are embroiled in a scorching-hot forbidden affair that threatens to consume them both.

While both women grapple with their unexpected feelings toward each other, things at the office start to unravel. The future of Lillian’s firm is in turmoil, and something sinister lurks behind the scenes that forces both women to reexamine their lives and decide whether their relationship is worth fighting for.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

SECOND CHANCES

by A.E. Radley
narrated by Kim Bretton

Bad childhood memories start to resurface when Hannah Hall’s daughter Rosie begins school. To make matters more complicated, Hannah has been steadfastly ignoring the obvious truth that Rosie is intellectually gifted and wise beyond her years.

In the crumbling old school, she meets Rosie’s new teacher, Alice Spencer, who has moved from the city to teach in the small coastal town of Fairlight.

Alice immediately sees Rosie’s potential and embarks on developing an educational curriculum to suit Rosie’s needs, to Hannah’s dismay.

Teacher and mother clash over what’s best for young Rosie.

Will they be able to compromise? Will Hannah finally open up to someone about her own damaged up bringing?

And will they be able to ignore the sparks that fly whenever they are in the same room?

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

by Cheyenne Blue
narrated by Claire Alain

A lesbian romance about breaking all the rules.

Viva Jones was great once. A top 10 tennis player with a grand slam trophy to her name, she had the world at her feet. Then an overzealous lineswoman’s bad call knocked her out of the US Open, and a persistent injury crushed her career. While battling to return to the game she loves, a chance meeting with the lineswoman, Gabriela, forces Viva to rethink the past…and the present.

Away from the court, Gabriela is sexy, athletic, and lives for her career as an umpire. She seems to be falling for Viva as hard and fast as Viva is for her. There’s just one problem: players and officials can’t date.

 

THE KILLING ROOM

by Gerri Hill
narrated by Abby Craden

Denver detective Jake McCoy is trying to recover – both physically and emotionally – from the shooting death of a young boy that also left her injured. She soon finds herself rehabbing at her cabin in the mountains, soaking in the remote natural springs – which is exactly where psychologist Nicole Westbrook vacations and soon stumbles across her….

When Nicole leaves the next day, the two women know little more about the other than her first name – yet they are now lovers instead of strangers.

When Jake returns to Denver, a serial murder investigation soon leads her to Nicole. As the investigation develops, their physical attraction threatens to compromise the case. Nicole finds herself struggling to remain in the professional closet that she’s been hiding in for so long – a place where an out cop like Jake McCoy simply does not belong.

Once the crimes are solved, will the women go their separate ways? Or will the physical attraction and the gentle tug of love prove that opposites do attract….

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: August 27th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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ROMANCE

 

THE WORDS SHIMMER

by Jenn Matthews

A sweet, lesbian romance about growing something unexpected and wonderful from the roots up.

Yorkshire anatomy lecturer Ruby Clark considers her life low-maintenance. She teaches at the local university, has two well-behaved teenage daughters, and what she doesn’t know about human anatomy isn’t worth knowing. Unfortunately, that knowledge doesn’t stretch to plants, and she’s been asked to help out on a school garden project.

Being a paramedic doesn’t do Melissa Jackson’s back or knees any favours, so she’s looking into university courses to try a less strenuous line of her work. But the brash, proudly out, down-to-earth woman’s biggest challenge is keeping her dyslexia a secret. That, and living down the stigma that follows her when people find out.

A university open day throws the two women into each other’s orbits. When Mel, an expert green thumb, makes a few helpful suggestions on Ruby’s garden project, Ruby convinces her to team up to make it a success.

Personality-wise, they couldn’t be less compatible. Mel’s brazen attitude, cocky jokes, and affinity with earthworms immediately rub the hyper-professional, straight-laced Ruby the wrong way. Can they ever find common ground?

 

ANYONE BUT HER

by Erica Lee
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Reagan Cooper has been an out and proud lesbian since high school, but can’t say no when her gay best friend, Jamie Miller, asks her to pretend to be his girlfriend for his family reunion. Jamie has been there for her through everything. Plus, she’s interested in learning more about the family he never speaks of.

Living in California for eight years, Charlie Miller has been able to live authentically, but being back in her small Maryland hometown with her conservative family means going back into the closet. What she didn’t expect was to be so attracted to her brother’s girlfriend.

 

TIGHT KNIT

by Shaya Crabtree

A charming, second-chance lesbian romance about finding love in all the old places.

Four years ago, Lara Spellmeyer left her small-town life in Perry, Oklahoma, to pursue her dream of starting a cat sweater business. After being swept up in online fame and success, Lara is suddenly back home, dealing with her grandmother’s poor health and potentially career-ending negative press.

The only bright spots are Tight Knit, the knitting circle she starts with her friends, and Kerry, the charming young woman her best friend sets her up with.

When Chief Editor Paige Daley asks Lara to appear in her local paper’s Hometown Heroes series, it just might restore Lara’s image to its former glory. But working with Paige on the story is a battle between Lara’s loyalty to her community and a reminder of the suffocating small-town mentality she grew up with.

It doesn’t help that Paige is her ex, completely maddening, and can’t see eye to eye with Lara on anything. How could this possibly end well?

 

REARVIEW MIRROR

by BL Clark

Amber Knight grows up in an abusive home in Eagle Peak. Circumstances cause her to leave in the middle of the night and leave behind everyone she was close to, including her mother and friends. And most importantly, the love of her life, Nicole Brooks. Ten years later, Amber is offered a place in an art show. Unfortunately for Amber, two of the pictures chosen are from her time in Eagle Peak. Amber must return to get release forms signed to show the photos. While back in Eagle Peak, Amber must face her past and those she left behind. Will they accept her reasons for leaving? Will they still be friends? What will happen when the past meets the present?

 

THE LITTLE RED BARN

by Dorothy Bennett
Available in Kindle Unlimited

After wandering aimlessly for years through the South Seas, tanned, athletic, and wealthy Kate Brighton returns home on a sailboat bound for Seattle. When The Lavender Loafer docks briefly in Sequim, Washington, Kate recalls that she has an old friend living there. Deciding to explore, she strides across the small Olympic Peninsula town, pausing for breakfast at a rustic coffee shop called The Little Red Barn. Angie, her curvaceous server, sports a long auburn braid and shining, dark brown eyes. Feeling a familiar tingle of desire, Kate considers checking out this stunning young barista, hoping she is a lesbian. First Kate must look up her friend, Marianne, a Cornell University grad student when undergrad Kate was swimming competitively. Soon Kate discovers that things have changed radically: while she has been wandering the globe having fun, Marianne has survived an auto-accident and is confined to a wheelchair. Her caring partner, Jake Summers, crafts furniture and art objects while watching out for Marianne. Impulsively, Kate decides to stay in Sequim for a while. She returns to the coffee bar; Angie seems very happy to see her. Kate shortly learns that the barista is a lesbian but has two young children. Having limited experience with kids, Kate wonders how to woo this charming woman. And despite their admittedly mutual attraction, the two are very different: Angie has dreams but can barely feed her family, and Kate, while having deep pockets, has avoided responsibilities and commitments.

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

THERE YOU ARE

by Robin Alexander

Instead of becoming a famous fashion designer as she’d dreamed, Brett Bishop ends up working for the twenty-four-year-old daughter of an A-list designer instead. Even though her career plans didn’t turn out as she expected, she still believes her expectations for her love life will be met. Brett is ready to meet Ms. Right Forever if she can get a break in the schedule her young boss dictates.

Evangeline Scott, known as Scotty, also dreamed of being a famous fashion designer. Years of fighting tooth and nail for a toehold in the fashion industry have taken their toll. Scotty has lowered her expectations and is the latest designer for I Am Alex, a clothing line for young adults. Her boss Alex and her congenial attitude is like a breath of fresh air, but Alex’s chief designer, Brett, is something akin to morning breath with a dash of garlic, yet oddly interesting.

Scotty and Brett are more alike than they realize when they first meet, but it takes a crash landing in the wilderness for them to truly realize just how perfect they are for each other. They just have to survive Alex and her sister Cass who can’t stand each other, their Uncle Mark who can’t stand up to his own dog, and whatever lurks in the Montana mountains.

Robin Alexander’s latest romantic comedy is loaded with laughs, love, and a tiny bit of wildlife.

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

KITTY-KAT

by Les Mood
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Katherine tries to kick-start her social life by dressing up and going out for dinner. The only attention she attracts is from a tall blonde, also sitting alone. They strike up a conversation and end up drunk in bed, having slightly kinky sex.

Nan grew up with a physically abusive father. Now she volunteers at the women’s shelter Saturday nights. Friday nights are for enjoying herself, by herself. She sits alone and takes care of her own pleasure, with help from her Kitty-Kat. Meeting the real Kat changes everything for her.

Nan struggles to overcome her past and learn to trust people. Kat struggles to convince herself that she isn’t gay, she’s just happens to be dating a woman. And having slightly kinky sex with her.

Warning: Contains discussions of spousal abuse, but wothout explicit scenes of violence against women.

 

URBAN FANTASY ROMANCE

 

BASTET’S DAUGHTERS: CLEO & PETRA
Book 2

by Scott Kujawa
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Cleo and Petra, twin siblings, live in an orphanage in New York City. Their world changes during The Event when Petra is abducted from her bedroom. Before Petra finds her way home, she meets Anubis who asks her to destroy a mummy living in the pyramid Petra finds herself in when she arrives.

Upon finding the mummy, Petra learns Anubis and Wren have been in conflict for years. Now, Petra is involved in the battle between them. With Wren at her side, Petra returns to where Anubis waits for her, having agreed to journey with Wren. The two need to convince the deity of this. Will they manage? What more does Anubis have in store for Petra and Wren before the twin finds her sister?

 

PARANORMAL FANTASY ROMANCE

 

BLIND FAITH
Vale Valley Season 3: Book 12

by Brooklyn Roberts
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Liane dreads failing her parents, but the boss of Beyond the Vale is too hard to resist.

Choosing their expectations over her own desires, Liane begins the process of becoming a nun. Throughout her childhood, she attended Catholic school, hoping to become a teacher and role model for young children. Although she secretly wants to lose her virginity to a woman, Liane stays chaste. Wouldn’t want to bring shame on her strictly religious parents.

When it comes to relationships, Myra’s track record leaves a lot to be desired. Being the boss of a popular tattoo shop, she’s seen many people she found attractive. Myra hasn’t allowed the countless carousel of partners to bother her. With no desire for children, who needs a firm commitment?

While Myra attends church, she and Liane lock eyes from across the aisle. Despite not wanting anyone long term, Myra is determined to make the shy omega nun her partner for life.

Blind Faith is book twelve of the popular multi-author series, Vale Valley, a small town open to everyone who needs love and a home. This is an omegaverse lesbian romance with FPreg, knotting, and heat.

 

PARANORMAL SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

WORLDSHIP FILES: LEVIATHAN
Book 1

by Erik Schubach

When the Earth is threatened by a slowly expanding sun, mankind embarks upon a mission to send a mammoth Worldship to settle a new planet across the stars. The preternatural races step out of hiding to work with the humans to save what they can from their dying world. With the aid of the Fae, shape shifters, Vampires, and other creatures of supernatural lore, the Worldship, Leviathan, is complete one thousand years later.

Lotteries are held and only twelve million souls are selected to make the ten thousand year journey to the new world aboard the multi-generational starship.

The Worldship Files follow the cases of Knith Shade, a human law enforcement officer of the Enforcers Brigade aboard the Leviathan, five thousand years into her journey.

Knith must investigate a series of grisly murders, where the victims organs are harvested in the back halls of the bulkhead decks of the massive habitation rings of the Leviathan. Where others have failed, she has discovered clues, which lead her to the unthinkable when all signs point to a Fae Lady, and not just any lady, but the daughter of Queen Mab herself.

Driven to solve the murders and bring the perpetrator to justice, even though she knows that merely even suggesting a Fae could have anything to do with the crimes would cause retaliation against Knith’s habitation ring, as the magic of the Fae is what is keeping everyone alive on the Worldship. It could be more than simply career suicide.

Enforcer Shade finds herself almost irresistibly drawn to her main suspect, the Winter Maiden, Princess Aurora herself. Secrets are revealed and treachery uncovered, while even more mysteries and questions are unearthed.

 

SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

LOST AMONG THE STARS

by TL Coulter
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Aiyana lives a peaceful existence on the planet of Messier 82, but she longs to travel to other galaxies, explore new worlds, and live without being under the constant supervision of Ataian – her over protective caretaker. Every night she gazes among the stars and can’t help but feel she’s missing a part of herself. She doesn’t know if it’s a place or a person calling to her from afar.

On Aiyana’s eighteenth birthday, she is told a secret that forces her to leave the world she’s always known. Hidden aboard a starship bound for another galaxy, Aiyana knows she must risk everything to complete this mission.

Along the way, Aiyana discovers the warrior within her and she’ll stop at nothing to finish her mission. However, she was unprepared for what awaited her on Zeconis.

Just who is this mysterious person that Aiyana is searching for? Will she find them in time, or will they forever be Lost Among the Stars?

 

THREADBARE
Storm Fronts: Book 1

by Elle E. Ire

All cybernetic soldier Vick Corren wanted was to be human again. Now all she wants is Kelly. But machines can’t love. Can they?

With the computerized implants that replaced most of her brain, Vick views herself as more machine than human. She’s lost her memory, but worse, can no longer control her emotions, though with the help of empath Kelly LaSalle, she’s holding the threads of her fraying sanity together.

Vick is smarter, faster, impervious to pain… the best mercenary in the Fighting Storm, until odd flashbacks show Vick a life she can’t remember and a romantic relationship with Kelly that Vick never knew existed. But investigating that must wait until Vick and her team rescue the Storm’s kidnapped leader.

Someone from within the organization is working against them, threatening Kelly’s freedom. To save her, Vick will have to sacrifice what she values most: the last of her humanity. Before the mission is over, either Vick or Kelly will forfeit the life she once knew.

 

STEAMPUNK SHORT STORY

 

LONDON LARK

by JL Merrow

Apprentice tinkerer Harriet Hodgkins is skilled in the construction and maintenance of intricate clockwork contrivances. She’s also rather good at masquerading as a man … for of course, no self-respecting craftsman would hire a woman.

Repairing a salvaged automaton becomes a labour of love for Hodgkins, and the object of her affections, Miss Pandora Piper, comes to hold her rescuer in equal esteem. But Hodgkins has yet to confess her true gender, and moreover the clockwork coquette is destined for resale.

If Hodgkins can’t engineer a more auspicious ending, Miss Pandora’s restoration will signal their separation.

 

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

TWICE UPON A TRAIN

by KA Moll
narrated by Emily Beresford

Can you imagine falling for a girl so hard that through the years, with no hope of being reunited, that love remains as strong as ever?

At 40, Dr. Keegan Wade is the Chief of Trauma Surgery, a rising star at NYC General. She’s immersed 24/7 in work that she once loved. No one waits for her at home and she has nothing to offer. Anxiety has her in a choke hold and she’d give anything to sleep more than two consecutive hours. At the urging of a friend, she takes a long overdue vacation, a cross country trip on a restored steam train, in hopes that time away from the pressures of her job will solve her problems.

At 39, Willow Lord is a recent college graduate, a social worker in desperate need of a job. Divorced nine years, she’s lived in poverty, saving coins to buy cat food. Next month, the first payments on her student loans are due. She has no time for a vacation, but when her friend, a friend who won’t take “no” for an answer insists, she sends out resumes, and boards The Frisco Express – New York City to California.

As young teens, on a steam train, these two women fell in love. And on a steam train, 26 years later, they’re given a second chance. But the years have taken them to drastically different places. Can they straddle their worlds and seize it?

 

DARKNESS UNITED
The Darkness Trilogy: Book 3

by KC Luck
narrated by Violet Dixon

If the lights go out forever, can love survive?

Twice now, Taylor, Jackie, Lexi, and Anna have faced the darkness brought on by a catastrophic solar storm. With the help of Sam, Laura, and a group of faithful friends, they have rebuilt their lives in a world without power. But when new threats arise, each must find a way to survive against the odds as well as continue to rely on each other.

If you like a story with romance and adventure, mixed with conflict and heroism, then you will love KC Luck’s pause-resisting audiobook. Don’t miss this exciting conclusion to The Darkness Trilogy.

Note: This is a full-length novel, which can be listened to as a stand-alone audiobook, however, it is closely tied to the previous two stories Darkness Falls and Darkness Remains. These books have an end-of-the-world theme but are significantly more focused on strong female characters in loving lesbian relationships.

 

 

REQUIEM FOR IMMORTALS

by Lee Winter
narrated by Anais Inara Chase

Professional cellist Natalya Tsvetnenko moves seamlessly among the elite where she fills the souls of symphony patrons with beauty even as she takes the lives of the corrupt of Australia’s ruthless underworld. The cold, exacting assassin is hired to kill a woman who seems so innocent that Natalya can’t understand why anyone would want her dead. As she gets to know her target, she can’t work out why she even cares. 

 

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

by Carsen Taite
narrated by Paige McKinney

Meet law school friends Campbell, Abby, and Grace, law partners at Austin’s premier boutique legal firm for young, hip entrepreneurs. Or, it will be as soon as they score a victory for their first big client.

Campbell Clark wins the big pitch, and lands the client, or so she thinks, until the internet start-up insists her firm work with the legal counsel Campbell thought they’d be replacing. Wynne Garrity has never been second best, and she’s not going to let anyone screw up her chance of making partner, but to do so she needs to hang onto her client and prove to everyone her firm isn’t stuck in the stone age.

Reluctant team players, Campbell and Wynne would risk everything by giving in to the attraction that flares between them. In the boardroom and the courtroom, only one can win, but the price of victory could mean losing at love.

 

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