Friday Feels: October 15th Edition

Before we get to today’s edition of Friday Feels, we wanted to mention a giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card and a signed paperback of The AM Show. Click here for the deets.

Also, the IHL Fall into a Good Book Sale has started. Ten authors have dropped the prices of their books to $2.99. Click here to discover the fab books on offer.

And, now for today’s post. We survived another week and it’s time to celebrate! Below, you’ll find books, life advice, a song suggestion, and the pet of the week. We truly hope these tidbits help everyone get into weekend mode.

Don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom to see an adorable dog. 

Here are the top 3 most clicked books of the week on I Heart Lesfic:

#3

INITIAL RUSH

Destroying Celie Bellamy: Book 1

by Mairsile Leabhair

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Cecilia Lou Bellamy (Celie) is a young, upstart CEO of a Level III Trauma Center, determined to make a name for herself without her father’s influence or help.

Dr. Geraldine Jones, (Jerri), Chief Medical Officer, was the first person Celie would need to win over. Twenty years her senior, Jerri is skeptical of such a young, inexperienced CEO.

But Celie faces an even harder uphill battle against a homophobic ER director, a deadly pandemic, and cryptic messages left in her office meant to embarrass her in front of her staff. Messages that began to escalate to the point that the FBI was brought in.

#2

VETERINARY SURGEON

by Nancy Wheelton

Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer Suzanne (Mitch) Mitchell has been disappointed in love. She’s done playing around and is ready to get serious. The only thing veterinary surgeon Kay Gallant takes seriously is her professional reputation and the animals she saves. Women are for fun, not forever.

Dangerous drugs are stolen from the veterinary clinic, and the further Mitch investigates, the more of a suspect Kay becomes. Add to that their opposing relationship goals and the fact that Kay is only staying in Thresherton a year before she starts a job in America, and falling in love definitely seems impossible. But as pride and profession clash, their hearts just might prove otherwise.

 

#1

PROTECTING THE LADY

by Amanda Radley

Former Protection Command Officer Eve Webb quit her job when a terrorist incident revealed that internal communication failures had caused multiple deaths. Now her former commanding officer and mentor has asked for a favor, and Eve can’t say no. It should be an easy job. All she has to do is guard one female civilian.

Lady Katherine Lovegrove is forty-something-ish in line to the throne and has lived a sheltered life until her father—a high profile judge—upsets the wrong people. She’s not exactly thrilled to need a full-time babysitter, uh, bodyguard, and is even less happy that Eve is an anti-monarchist who despises the upper class.

If Eve had known she’d be protecting royalty, she’d never have taken the job, but as the threat to Lady Katherine’s life draws closer, she’ll do whatever it takes to save her and may just lose her heart in the process.

 

FREE BOOK

 

MOVING ON

by Sage Donnell

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Lisa is happy enough being a single mom while co-parenting with her ex, but when she meets Jess at her daughter’s track meet, she realizes she wants more. This feel-good wlw romance features an ace character.

Deal ends on October 16th.

 

Author Jamey Moody recommends listing to “Sunroof” by Brooke Eden. 

 

Victoria, a reader, offers a fab piece of advice: 

Never assume anything…

 

Meet Kibeth

The adorable Kibeth belongs to Sage Donnell, an author.

That’s all for this week.

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!

Miranda & TB

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Postcards by Barbara Wilson

At I Heart Lesfic, we believe the world could use a bit more kindness after one of the hardest and longest of years. Many authors have signed up to help IHL spread kindness in the world.

Today, the wonderful Barbara Wilson is here to share a story. Also, Barbara is giving away 1 ecopy of Not the Real Jupiter. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Barbara.

Postcards

A long time ago I had a part-time job as a secretary on the pediatric ward of Group Health Hospital in Seattle. I saw so much kindness there, from the nurses and aides, and from the parents of the kids who were ill or recovering.

Every day was a lesson in giving and receiving. I had my own opportunities to be kind to a weary mother or a scared kid, whether it was just listening or saying something reassuring, or hanging out in the playroom doing a jigsaw puzzle with a child in a wheelchair.

There are lots of chances to do kind things for kids.

But what I’ve come to realize is that the kindness of children towards us older people is special when it happens. I haven’t had children myself, but I played a role as an aunt to my brother’s children, and now I’m a great aunt to an eleven-year-old girl named Chase.

She lives with her parents in New Mexico, so I don’t visit often, but I feel a connection with her when we do meet. We’re both imaginative, and we were slow to read, then suddenly, books meant everything. Lately, she’s started sending me postcards or short emails.

Most of them just say, “I love you, Aunt B.” Or “You’re so grate!” Or “I miss you so much!!”

I joke to my wife Betsy, “Oh, finally, someone in my family who likes me!”

What I mean is that, although my brother and his kids aren’t particularly homophobic and have always been “fine” with my being a lesbian, it has never been easy to feel seen or fully accepted by them. But Chase does see me somehow, just like I see her.

A couple of weeks ago I got an email from Chase’s mom Jenny, my niece, telling me that she’d been diagnosed with breast cancer and would be having a double mastectomy. Jenny is only forty-one. My own mother died of breast cancer when she was forty-two and I was twelve.

I know that Jenny will need my kindness in the months to come, and so will Chase. But what sustains me now is that on her own, without prompting, Chase sends me postcards, and when I get one of them, I feel as if all is well, no matter what happens.

That’s a kindness I didn’t ever expect from anyone in my family. And it’s so “grate.”

 

GIVEAWAY

 

NOT THE REAL JUPITER

by Barbara Wilson

Join traveling translator Cassandra Reilly as she solves a new mystery in Lambda Literary Award winner Barbara Wilson’s series about the London-based, Irish-American sleuth. In Not the Real Jupiter Cassandra is translating two manuscripts from Spanish. One of them is a collection of stories of speculative fiction by her old friend, the Uruguayan writer Luisa Montiflores. When editorial complications threaten its publication by an independent press in Portland, Cassandra travels from Luisa’s apartment in Montevideo to the coast of Oregon to meet the publisher and sort things out. Only to find that those complications now include a body that fell—or was pushed—over the side of a bluff. Under suspicion herself and ordered not to leave the country, Cassandra heads to Portland to do her own investigation. Here she encounters Latina writers, a well-known children’s author, and an attractive librarian in her quest to solve the mystery and get back home to London. Not yet retired—and still game for almost anything—Cassandra finds the trail is more tangled and fraught with family secrets than she ever imagined. Barbara Wilson’s previous Cassandra Reilly mysteries include Gaudí Afternoon and The Case of the Orphaned Bassoonists.

  • 1 winner

NOT THE REAL JUPITER Giveaway

Rules

PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: NOT THE REAL JUPITER giveaway begins on October 15 2021 and ends on October 31 2021.

The sponsor of this Giveaway is I Heart Lesfic. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the Giveaway. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Giveaway. Sponsor may be reached by email at tbm@iheartlesfic.com during the Promotion Period.

ELIGIBILITY: Open internationally. 

HOW TO ENTER: Enter the Giveaway during the Promotion Period online by visiting the entry form and entering a valid email address.  

WINNER SELECTION: The Winner(s) of the Giveaway will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. 

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information. Potential Winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 7 days of notification. Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive email account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or Winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email account.

Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.

PRIVACY: Any personal information supplied by you will be subject to the privacy policy of the Sponsor posted on the Sponsor's website. By entering the Giveaway, you grant Sponsor permission to share your email address with the author/publisher to distribute the prize(s).

SPONSOR: I Heart Lesfic

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Barbara Wilson is the author of seven previous mysteries, including Gaudí Afternoon, which introduced translator sleuth Cassandra Reilly and was made into a movie starring Judy Davis and Marcia Gay Hardin. She is a winner of two Lambda Literary awards and the British Crime Writers’ award for best thriller set in Europe. As Barbara Sjoholm, she is the author of fiction and narrative nonfiction, and a translator whose work has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts. For her contributions to lesbian literature she received the 2020 GCLS Trailblazer Award. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

CONNECT WITH BARBARA WILSON

Website 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a lovely day!

Miranda & TB

 

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Friday Feels: October 8th Edition

Before we get to today’s edition of Friday Feels, we wanted to mention a giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card and a signed paperback of The AM Show. Click here for the deets.

And, now for today’s post. We survived another week and it’s time to celebrate! Below, you’ll find books, life advice, a song suggestion, and the pet of the week. We truly hope these tidbits help everyone get into weekend mode.

Don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom to see an adorable dog. 

Here are the top 3 most clicked books of the week on I Heart Lesfic:

#3

BELOVED

Love and Second Chances: Book 3

by Cailee Francis

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Confronting the past isn’t always easy, especially when you’ve made the biggest mistake of your life.

Lauren:
Aisling and I were engaged to be married. I loved her, and I couldn’t imagine life without her by my side. But everything changed when I received a letter out of the blue telling me she was cheating on me.

I’d never had reason to doubt her, but it placed fears in my heart. Unfortunately, that was what the letter’s sender wanted.

It seemed the start of a story I’d heard too many times before, and I took some time away to consider our future together. By the time I returned a few days later, it was too late.

Aisling:
Years have passed since I ended my relationship with Lauren, but now I’ve found out who sent the letter that destroyed our relationship. I find myself questioning whether I should contact her again. Is it too late to give her another chance?

Her social media accounts say she’s single, but I don’t know if there’s someone else in her life now or how she feels about me.

Is it too late to re-discover what might’ve been?

 

#2

WHAT THE HEART SEES

by KC Luck

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Four years after a horrible car accident takes her sight and kills her parents, Sage Montgomery has learned to adapt to her new circumstances in Spruce Creek, Oregon. A new life that includes running the Montgomery horse ranch, which has been in her family for generations. As the place where she grew up, Sage has only the fondest memories. But when she learns her home is at risk because of unpaid taxes, Sage must find a way to raise the money. While the bank threatens and unwanted buyers circle, she is faced with decisions she doesn’t want to make for the ranch… and her heart.

With two decades of hard work on Wall Street, Julie Aspen has everything she wants. A career she loves, the perfect Manhattan condo, and a sexy, young girlfriend. People envy what Julie has and she could not be happier. At least until the firm she works for is accused of fraud. Suddenly stripped of everything and risking indictment, Julie returns to where she grew up. The small town she hates—Spruce Creek. Things couldn’t be more miserable until she meets the daughter of a long-lost friend. Suddenly, Julie has second thoughts about what may be important in life and if it is too late to change.

 

#1

THE AM SHOW

by TB Markinson & Miranda MacLeod

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Would you give up your lifelong dream for a shot at everlasting love?

Amanda Morgan is a morning show host with a fierce reputation, but a bitter divorce has left her feeling all washed up. Being mistaken for a grandmother at her own son’s wedding has her teetering on the edge—until a stranger at the reception rocks her world.

Dakota Washington is a young reporter who is flabbergasted to meet her career idol—and biggest celebrity crush—at a friend’s out-of-town wedding. Their night together goes beyond her wildest fantasies. And she’s had a lot of them.

They were never meant to see each other again, until fate steps in, landing Dakota a job at Amanda’s network in New York City. Thanks to a draconian employment contract, the network could fire them on the spot for getting romantically involved. They agree to keep their distance and never breathe a word about their past.

Easy, right?

Except every time they’re alone for more than five minutes, they end up having sex. Soon, it’s obvious this is more than a fling, leaving them with an unthinkable choice: give up the careers they’ve poured their souls into or lose the love of a lifetime. Which one will be easier to walk away from?

If you enjoy scorching celebrity age-gap romance with a touch of heart, don’t miss the latest collaboration of Miranda MacLeod and TB Markinson.

 

FREE BOOK

 

DRESS-TEASE

The Hollywood Series: Book 3

by Jae

Nothing could possibly be more erotic than watching the woman you love taking off her clothes in front of you, right? That’s what Lauren thinks, until she witnesses her girlfriend, celebrity actress Grace Durand, dressing up for a movie premiere.

“Dress-Tease” is perma-free erotic romance short story.

Download your copy today!

 

Author L. J. Hachmeister recommends “One More Time” by R. Armando Morabito.

 

Author Judy Ramsook has some encouraging words to live by:

You’re on your way!

 

Meet Skye!

The beautiful and happy Skye belongs to author Edale Lane.

That’s all for this week.

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!

Miranda & TB

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Comic Con Kindness by Riley Rose

At I Heart Lesfic, we believe the world could use a bit more kindness after one of the hardest and longest of years. Many authors have signed up to help IHL spread kindness in the world.

Today, the wonderful Riley Rose is here to share a story. Also, Riley is giving away 1 ecopy of LAIA RIOS: SEX RAIDER – The Lust Idol. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Riley.

Comic Con Kindness

Besides writing humorous geeky erotica, I attend a lot of comic conventions where I perform comedy shows and moderate celebrity panels. Attending these events are a ton of fun and the highlight of my year.

A few years ago, I was at a convention moderating a Wynonna Earp cast panel. If you haven’t checked out the show, I highly recommend giving it a watch: it recently wrapped up its fourth and final season. It’s also great for you lesfic fans because of the awesome WayHaught relationship.

Melanie Scrofano, who played Wynonna Earp in the show, was sitting next to me on the panel. She was a pure delight: kind, friendly, empathetic, and devoted to her fans. Many times, celebrities don’t acknowledge the job of the moderator. Most people think moderating is easy and anyone can do it. But from performing that function many times, I know it’s a skill you develop. And good moderators can absolutely be the difference between a mediocre and great panel.

Melanie is not like most celebrities. The first thing she said after the panel was that she thought I had done a great job. That was very gratifying to hear. Moderating is a skill I’ve worked hard to develop. I asked if she might pass that on to the con organizers, telling her how appreciative I would be if she did. Celebrities are super-busy at cons, and it would have been very understandable if she forgot. But later that day she sent a tweet tagging the convention, telling them how awesome she thought I was and recommending they keep using me. She didn’t have to do that. But she took time out to show kindness. And that was pretty freakin’ cool.

Before I get to the next brief act of kindness, a quick shout-out to the entire Wynonna Earp cast, who were all the most down-to-earth and fan appreciative actors I have ever seen.

That same panel delivered another dose of geeky kindness. A fan attending the event sent out a few tweets afterward including what she most loved about it. One of those tweets was about how much she enjoyed the panel because of the energetic and friendly way I moderated. Again, most attendees don’t really care about the moderator. And that’s understandable. They come for the actors they love. My job is to help them have a great experience with those actors. So the fact this attendee took the time to mention me really made my day, heck, my whole con.

I guess the moral is that kind words can have a huge positive impact on people: whether they be your family, friends, or total strangers. So say something nice to someone today 🙂 Thanks so much for reading! I Heart Lesfic readers are the best!

 

GIVEAWAY

 

LAIA RIOS: SEX RAIDER

The Lust Idol

by Riley Rose

Laia Rios is the most amazing adventurer and relic hunter on the planet. She travels the globe finding the most hidden artifacts and treasures. And having sex with the sexiest women of every nationality.

When she gets word of a new clue to the legendary Lust Idol of the Amazons, she can’t pass up the opportunity to find it. And all she’ll have to do is pass through a temple filled with the most elaborate sex traps ever.

Will Laia be able to withstand the increasingly mind-blowing challenges of sensual pleasure? Will she be able to retrieve the Lust Idol? And will she find some super-sexy Amazons?

Find out if the Sex Raider is up for the challenge in this new action/adventure erotica!

  • 1 winner

LAIA RIOS: SEX RAIDER Giveaway

Rules

PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: LAIA RIOS: SEX RAIDER giveaway begins on October 7 2021 and ends on October 31 2021.

The sponsor of this Giveaway is I Heart Lesfic. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the Giveaway. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Giveaway. Sponsor may be reached by email at tbm@iheartlesfic.com during the Promotion Period.

ELIGIBILITY: Open internationally. 

HOW TO ENTER: Enter the Giveaway during the Promotion Period online by visiting the entry form and entering a valid email address.  

WINNER SELECTION: The Winner(s) of the Giveaway will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. 

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information. Potential Winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 7 days of notification. Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive email account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or Winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email account.

Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.

PRIVACY: Any personal information supplied by you will be subject to the privacy policy of the Sponsor posted on the Sponsor's website. By entering the Giveaway, you grant Sponsor permission to share your email address with the author/publisher to distribute the prize(s).

SPONSOR: I Heart Lesfic

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Riley Rose loves writing fun and adventurous erotic fiction set in the action and fantasy genres, focusing on stories with heart, humor, and characters who keep losing their clothes! Riley is working on a shared universe of erotica, the Decadent Fantasy Universe, where characters from different series and stories will crossover with each other. Blending action, humor, and sexy shenanigans, Riley brings a unique blend of sweet and sexy stories featuring fun-loving characters, whose adventures you’ll hopefully want to follow for a long time.

 

CONNECT WITH RILEY ROSE

Twitter / Facebook / Website

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

 

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August Book of the Month Winners

 

August 2021 Winners

 

ROMANCE 

 

THE HEADMISTRESS

by Milena McKay

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A chance encounter. An unforgettable night.

And back home, trouble is brewing on the remote island of Three Dragons, where nothing feels like it used to. Alone and lonely, Sam Threadneedle wishes upon a star, hoping for change. But when said change comes, it’s with a roar and not a whimper.

Torn between loyalty and lust, Sam is forced to re-evaluate everything.

Can she and the Home of Dragons withstand the storm that is Magdalene Nox, or will any and all crumble?

Not everything is as it seems, and as she slowly unravels the mysteries behind the centuries-old walls, Sam realizes that home is much more than oak and stone.

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

BIG LONDON DREAMS

London Romance Series: Book 8

by Clare Lydon

They were each other’s first love. But that was a lifetime ago…

Eunice Starling didn’t mean to fall for Joan Hart, but she did. How could she resist those stunning eyes, that dynamite smile? Months later, she didn’t want to leave Joan and marry a suitable man, but she did. Over the years, Eunice tried to forget, but she never forgave herself.

Now, 60 years later, Eunice comes face to face with Joan. They might be older, but Joan’s eyes are still the same. But after so long apart, is that enough? Are the pair destined to finally live out their big London dreams?

For the latest instalment in the London Romance series, best-selling author Clare Lydon travels back in time to uncover the story of Eunice and Joan, and the love that was ripped from their grasp. Told from 1958 London to the present day, get ready to have your heart broken, then pieced back together again. This is a story of burning passion, shattered dreams, and ultimately, enduring, endless love.

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

WORTH THE WAIT

The Hollywood Series: Book 5

by Jae

Actress Jill and her girlfriend, stuntwoman Crash, explore new territory in this erotic lesbian short story that is part of Jae’s award-winning Hollywood series but can be read as a standalone.

When struggling actress Jill lands her dream TV role, she rushes home to celebrate with her girlfriend, stuntwoman Crash.

A steamy shower leads to sheet-rumpling passion as they try out a new sex toy.

Will their intimate celebration turn out to be worth the wait?

“Worth the Wait” won the Good Sex Awards 2021 in the Best Use of Sex Toys category.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

PLEASURE OF THE FIRST MARK

Faerie Marked: Book 1

by Scarlett Knight

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Piper is a Pixie who lives her days passing as a human, but she is desperate to get away from her stressful dead-end office job and her conservative boss from hell. As she takes an extended lunch period to hang out at the local Faerie-friendly bookstore, she distracts herself from work by daydreaming about the bookstore’s manager, a reserved but sexy Dryad named Tory. But when she and Tory actually have a conversation for the first time, Piper realizes her dreams of getting to know her might be possible. Tory, however, still doesn’t know Piper’s true identity as a Fae. Could a Dryad actually fall for a Pixie? As her lunch period runs out, Piper realizes she has two choices: run back to the job she hates and play it safe, or take a chance on love.

 

HORROR

 

DEAD LEZ WALKING

by G Benson

One hospital. One zombie virus. One desperate group. One way out.

A new virus has appeared, and all Taren can do is groan. Being a nurse in Accident and Emergency has its downsides, and dealing with the flood of people freaking out over symptoms they don’t really have is definitely one of them.

Joy, an exhausted surgeon, is just trying to find somewhere to relax after a horrendous night on call—and somewhere she can avoid Taren, since Joy blew her off after an incredible date weeks ago. When she wakes up after an accidental nap, her pager has gone dead, and the doors outside are barricaded. This can’t be about the virus, can it?

Yes, it can. The dead are rising, and they are hungry. Joy and Taren are trapped with a group of others as they try to fight for their lives and get out. The rest of the group think it would be great if Joy and Taren would stop making moon eyes at each other when they are oh, you know, just trying to survive the zombie apocalypse.

 

ANTHOLOGY

 

MILESTONES

by Serena J. Bishop

Available in Kindle Unlimited

This romantic short story bundle contains three humorous and heart-felt relationship tales that occur after the events of the novel Dreams, and before the events of the novel Miracles.

Rocky Start: Aurora and Leela go through a series of awkward, inconvenient, and sometimes painful incidents during their first date.

Fancy Pasta: Leela wants Aurora. Aurora wants Leela. An intimate dinner at Leela’s home leads both to get what they want…even if they never get to eat the pasta.

Meet the Makers: After almost a year together, Leela and Aurora have an argument because Leela seemingly does not want to meet Aurora’s parents. After their friends intervene, the couple shares their fears, expectations, and thoughts about what kind of future they might have together.

 

AUDIOBOOK

 

MUST LOVE SILENCE

by Lucy Bexley

narrated by Abby Craden

What happens when a misanthrope meets the one person she doesn’t want to be without?

Reese Walker doesn’t like people. What she likes is silence and being left alone. The thing she loves most about recording audiobooks is that she doesn’t have to leave her Chicago apartment to do it. And she hasn’t for nearly a year. But with an unavoidable bill going to collections that puts her sister’s treatment at risk, she has no choice but to take a job that pushes her out of her comfort zone.

After a disastrous blow to her career, Arden Abbott needs a comeback. Step one: a successful book launch, including an audiobook. She doesn’t trust anyone else to oversee every aspect of the project. Arden knows she’s ready to resume the life she had before her dreams fell apart, all she has to do is prove it to everyone around her.

When Reese and Arden meet, sparks fly and then, they combust. Will Reese crack under the constant pressure from Arden? Can she possibly read a sex scene with the woman who wrote it interrupting to correct her pronunciation of words she is saying 100% correctly? Or can they step outside their comfort zones long enough to meet in the middle?

 

Kelsey won the $15 Amazon gift card giveaway.

 

VOTE FOR SEPTEMBER’S

BOOK OF THE MONTH

It’s time to vote for your favorite September 2021 books.

Voting is open until the end of October.

Results will be announced in November.

Best of luck authors!

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Friday Feels: October 1 Edition

Before we get to today’s Friday Feels, just a note about the Book of the Month Awards. The winners for the August Book of the Month Awards will be announced on Monday, October 4. You can vote for your favorite September books here.

And now for today’s post. It’s the end of the week and that means it’s time for another fun edition of Friday Feels.

Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom to see an adorable dog.

Without further ado, here are the top 3 most clicked books of the week on I Heart Lesfic:

# 3

SMOKE AND SUGAR

Small Town Sparks: Book 2

by Bel Blackwood

Available in Kindle Unlimited

You can never plan for love. You definitely can’t plan for llamas.

Practical, down-to-earth Kaia Kingsley loves life in the rural wilds of New Zealand. Even if country life comes with its own challenges: keeping the bank from repossessing her farm, keeping her jam-making business afloat, and… finding a llama in her strawberry patch?

When she drags it back home, she doesn’t expect its owner to be a gorgeous older woman. Tessa is icy, but Kaia can see the lonely woman under the surface… and she wants to see more.

But when Kingsley Jams gets the chance to enter in a famous food competition, Kaia needs to focus. If she doesn’t win, her jam business will go under, taking her farm with it.

But the only person who can help her win is the biggest distraction of them all.

Her jams are made to make a person crave more. But now, Kaia is the one wrestling with sweet temptation.

# 2

SIMPLY THE BEST

by Karin Kallmaker

Simply the Worst…Alice Cabot’s only great love is science, but a lapse in judgment has exiled the New York journalist to the glitzy Gallerias and vapid bubble-babble of Beverly Hills. The assignment to do a flattering feature series on Simply the Best and the superficial nonsense it sells threatens to crush what little is left of her spirit.

Simply the Best…Pepper Addington can’t believe she’s moved up from grunt intern to personal assistant for Helene Jolie, the celebrity socialite founder of SimplytheBest.com. Succeeding at the job she worked so hard to get is her only priority. Keep a cynical know-it-all reporter in check? She promises Helene that she can.

Simply Irresistible…Expecting nothing but games from the beach-blond surfer girl that Helene Jolie has assigned to keep an eye on her, Alice is fully prepared to resist any and all of California’s charms. Or so she thinks.

 

# 1

TEA LEAVES & TOURNIQUETS

by Sienna Waters

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Can a cup of tea predict true love?

When Jaye Callaghan’s dubiously clairvoyant best friend predicts that her soulmate is on the horizon, Jaye isn’t exactly persuaded. But when she walks into Lanport clinic and meets Charlie, she starts to think that maybe her luck is changing.

Charlie Riley is a machine. Or she was. A top rated ER doctor with a mind like a trap, she shouldn’t be doctoring in a small ocean-front resort town. She’s mysterious, cold, and very, very sexy.

This is supposed to be a match made in heaven, but there’s a problem. Charlie doesn’t believe in soulmates. Or clairvoyants. Or love.

It’s up to Jaye to persuade the ice-queen doctor that not only is love real, but that her soulmate is standing right in front of her. But as the stakes rise and the attraction between the two women grows hotter Jaye’s faith in romance is shattered. Can Charlie help her put it back together?

Believing in true love is hard, but maybe, just sometimes, it’s enough to have someone else believe for you.

 

FREE BOOK

THIS DEAL HAS ENDED

AFTER THE GLITTER FADES

by Diane Marina

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Siena Armetta. Film star, Hollywood icon, tabloid darling. The price she pays to maintain her fame is to deny who she is.

Enter Julia Westbrooke.

This free book offer is for a limited time, so before completing the purchase, please ensure the price is $0.00.

 

Author KE Morrison suggests Gypsy by Fleetwood Mac.

 

Lorraine W, a reader, has some extremely wise words:

Accept that your honest best is all you can do. Don’t dwell, move on.

 

 

Meet Arya, protector of

the realm and zucchini

aficionado!

The adorable Arya protects Ashlee G, reader.

That’s all for this week.

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!

Miranda & TB

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One Act of Kindness by Alysia D Evans

At I Heart Lesfic, we believe the world could use a bit more kindness after one of the hardest and longest of years. Many authors have signed up to help IHL spread kindness in the world.

Today, the wonderful Alysia D. Evans is here to share a story. Also, Alysia is giving away 1 ecopy of Red Bush and Lemon. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Alysia.

One Act of Kindness 

One act of kindness always stands out in my mind, even though it was thirty-five years ago. The previous night, me and a university friend had been out to the pub, getting very drunk on strong scrumpy cider.

The following morning, my head pounding with a hangover, my friend dropped me off in Bath Spa, a town in South West England, constructed by the Romans. She went off to work, telling me to telephone her later that day and she’d come and collect me.

I vaguely remember staggering around an antique market and the Roman bath-house. Eventually, lunchtime arrived and I decided I was ready to go back to my friend’s house and chill.

Now in those days nobody I knew owned a mobile phone; they were large, bulky objects used in cars by people with money. Most people used coin operated telephones, housed in bright red telephone boxes. So, with my hangover continuing to vibrate around my head, I stood in a telephone box and rummaged through my pockets for a coin, ten pence would have been sufficient to make my call – money went a lot further in those days. But my pockets were empty, all I had in my purse was a couple of pound notes – these were the days before pound coins.

Stepping out of the phone box I stood outside, like an untidy drunken beggar, stopping passers-by, asking if they could change my pound note for coins.

Most people ignored me, until a lady stopped, she didn’t have a pound’s worth of change but she could give me thirty pence. I gave her my pound note and took the three ten pence pieces. But she insisted on giving my note back, telling me to keep the coins. I tried to give her twenty pence and keep one coin. She wouldn’t have that either and wandered off. The lady’s kindness and generosity surprised me, embedding the moment in my mind. Returning inside the telephone box I went to make my call.

Next problem was, I didn’t have my friends telephone number…

 

GIVEAWAY

 

RED BUSH AND LEMON

by Alysia D. Evans

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What do you do when life has got on top of you? When you need to find yourself? The answer, Lucy decided, was to disappear into another world. Expand her knowledge, learn how to live life from a new cultural point of view. That’s what she expected from her exciting holiday to Botswana. But when she met Jaz, her tour guide, Lucy was about to learn a whole lot more about herself. And considering what was happening back at home, her holiday became a life-changing event.

  • 1 winner

RED BUSH AND LEMON Giveaway

Rules

PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: RED BUSH AND LEMON giveaway begins on October 1 2021 and ends on October 31 2021.

The sponsor of this Giveaway is I Heart Lesfic. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the Giveaway. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Giveaway. Sponsor may be reached by email at tbm@iheartlesfic.com during the Promotion Period.

ELIGIBILITY: Open internationally. 

HOW TO ENTER: Enter the Giveaway during the Promotion Period online by visiting the entry form and entering a valid email address.  

WINNER SELECTION: The Winner(s) of the Giveaway will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. 

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information. Potential Winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 7 days of notification. Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive email account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or Winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email account.

Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.

PRIVACY: Any personal information supplied by you will be subject to the privacy policy of the Sponsor posted on the Sponsor's website. By entering the Giveaway, you grant Sponsor permission to share your email address with the author/publisher to distribute the prize(s).

SPONSOR: I Heart Lesfic

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Alysia D. Evans lives in a village in the British countryside. When the weather permits, she is inspired to be creative by the view from her window. She lives with her wonderful partner and small, brown, sleepy dog. When Alysia’s not obsessed with putting pen to paper, she enjoys watching sports and TV dramas.

 

CONNECT WITH ALYSIA D. EVANS

Website

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!

Miranda & TB

 

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