New Lesfic Goodies: September 15th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

LOVE TRAUMA
Medic Series: Book 3

by Ruby Scott

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What happens when a connection comes along that makes you question who you are? A sexual awakening? Tara Hunter is a passionate, headstrong doctor, heading up the ER at the prestigious City General Hospital. She is also a divorcee, about to turn fifty and whose only passion in life comes from your work. And then Gabriella Ellis (Gabby) rides into her ER. Gabby is a confident, outgoing, out and proud lesbian with a sharp wit, and a heavy amount of sarcasm. Playing by the rules isn’t Gabby’s forte; something which can land her in hot water but she is talented, compassionate. When the charitable medical programme, offering emergency care for the most disadvantaged comes under threat will they be able to leave their differences behind them to fight for a common goal? What other passions might be released? Slow burn, age gap lesbian medical romance with hot sex scenes, where appropriate.

 

LOVE IN FOCUS
Love Stories: Book 9

by Ellie Spark

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Professional photographer, Shayne Granger, is overcome with shock and grief when her girlfriend of two years ends their relationship without warning. Not only does the break-up devastate her personal life, but her professional life is also left in tatters.

Amber Knight has worked at In Focus Photography as an assistant for the last six months. The moment she entered the studio, she was immediately attracted to both the job and her boss. However, it has become a daily battle to hide her disappointment at the lack of recognition for who she really is—a first-rate photographer, and more importantly an attractive, intelligent, and available woman.

Forced to work closely together to save In Focus, Shayne finally sees Amber in a different light. Sparks fly. But with the return of Shayne’s controlling and manipulative ex, is there any hope of a future between these two women, or will their chance at happiness be destroyed for good?

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

BET AGAINST ME

by Fiona Riley

Trina Lee would sell her own mother’s house out from under her if it meant securing a sale, no joke. Her reputation as a ruthless deal closer and her record sales year in Boston’s luxury property market should’ve landed her Realtor of the Year, so when the award goes to new girl rival Kendall Yates, Trina is left speechless. And, okay, turned on.

Kendall made more enemies than friends the night of her big win, but she couldn’t care less. She’s the best, and she has the obnoxious glass paperweight to prove it. This is the edge she needs to escape the shadow of her family’s reputation. When her boss accepts a friendly bet that she can close the holy grail of property deals, she’s not about to fold for anyone. Especially not to overly cocky and annoyingly beautiful Trina. Even if it breaks her heart.

 

THE HOLIDAY DETOUR

by Jane Kolven

Sometimes it takes everything going wrong to make you see how right things are.

Dana Gottfried is a stressed-out Jewish lesbian who’s just quit her job and wants to get home to see her grandmother. When her car breaks down in Indiana on Christmas Eve, Dana is stranded—until she’s rescued by Charlie, a pig farmer who doesn’t identify as male or female. Although they come from different worlds, Dana is intrigued by Charlie’s sense of humor and kindness. Despite her better judgment, Dana says yes when Charlie offers a ride.

But the journey home is paved with detours. From car accidents to scheming ex-girlfriends to a snowy and deserted Chicago Loop, everything that could go wrong on their road trip does, but it leads Dana on a path of self-discovery that just might end in love.

 

TOO HOT TO RIDE

by Andrews & Austin

Hot-tempered and outspoken Rae Starr came home to the Oklahoma prairie, bought a ranch, and started a riding school with her partner who subsequently left her for another woman. Rae has a history of the things she loves leaving her, so she’s not very trusting.

Meanwhile, the ranch next door just changed hands for the fifth time, and the new owner, Jane Barrow, is a world famous cutting horse champion and industry legend who, rumor has it, won the ranch in a poker game. Jane is all glitz and charisma, in addition to being knockdown sexy in the way she moves, talks, and rides. Everywhere she goes, people flock to her.

Rae is determined not to get involved with this womanizing gambler. Jane is determined she will. But neither ever thought their relationship would become an incendiary love affair.

 

LAST RESORT

by Angie Williams

Katie Fausch is content with her single life in San Francisco. When her lovingly pushy family surprises her with a weeklong trip to a singles getaway humorously named Last Resort, Katie only agrees to go if they promise not to nag her about her love life for a year.

Rhys Morgan is a true romantic at heart. She knows there’s more to life than work and wants to find someone to spend hers with. When she discovers that a local resort for singles is having a “lesbian week,” she has to give it a try.

Amid the sand and saltwater of Last Resort, Katie and Rhys endure the enforced dating of total strangers, group socializing where everything that can go wrong actually does, and must answer the ultimate question: What happens if you meet the girl of your dreams but she isn’t looking for a happily ever after?

 

JUST ONE TASTE

by CJ Birch

Frustrated with small town life, Hayley moves to the city only to get fired and lose her apartment all in the same day. Desperate, she takes a job as a short order cook in a quaint diner. Now she just has to find a place to live and learn how to cook.

Lauren manages Greta’s Diner the same way she manages everything in her life, with calm and order. All that changes the moment Hayley walks through the door. She’s loud, opinionated, wild, and completely alluring. When Lauren finds out that Hayley’s been sleeping in the diner, she makes a decision that will change both their lives forever.

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

LEVELED

by Serena J. Bishop

Perse is thrilled with an offer to teach at a university. Now, her only worry is managing her anxiety. However, that changes once she meets a science professor. Stef is cute, quick-witted, and a touch neurotic. When Perse declines her romantic advances because it is imperative that she focuses on her new job, Stef explains she has a relationship system that consists of six levels, which will ensure perfect compatibility before marriage. It’s casual, slow, and, really, what are the odds of getting to level six? Perse is amused, yet intrigued by Stef’s analytical approach, but logic only goes so far. History has taught Perse that nothing good comes out of falling in love.

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

BLOOMING IN THE SUN
Nicolette & Dorothea: Book 2

by Lara Kinsey

The Riviera is vast and full of secrets.

Dorothea has spent two years as Headmistress Smythe-Barney, and she deserves a summer vacation. Now she’s hungry for her own legacy, and there’s no better place than Italy for an amateur linguist to learn more tongues.

Madame Nicolette Laurent is growing older, bien sûr, and the chance to make her mark on the Riviera is not to be missed. Can our uprooted lovers find a place to bloom?

 

FANTASY

 

WHISPERING WILDWOOD

by Emma Sterner-Radley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Korinne Woodsorrow is trapped. Not only at her parents lumbermill but also in a village where she’s shunned. Worse than that, she’s stuck sacrificing the life she wants for the person she loves.

Next to the lumbermill looms the deadly Whispering Wildwood, with its magical creatures and mystical plants. The wildwood is not to be spoken of and not to be entered.

Yet, when disaster strikes, Korinne has to take her brother–who is all muscles and heart but not much brain–with her into the wildwood on a death-defying quest. Guided by a dashing rogue of a pirate and hunted by mysterious monsters, this quest soon goes deeper into a world of fairytales, danger, and wonder.

Korinne quickly has to figure out who and what to trust. As well as her new future, her sexuality, and of course – what happens if a quest changes into something completely different while you’re on it?

 

FANTASY ROMANCE

 

LADY OF STONE

by Barbara Ann Wright

Lady Sylph’s only concerns should be inheriting her title, marrying well, producing an heir, and lording it all over the peasantry. It’s what her father insists upon, and she never knew she needed anything or anyone else until her magic comes, an ability her class is not supposed to possess.

Thana never coveted the title of monarch’s pyradisté because her knowledge exceeds her ability. She hopes the royals will never depend on her, but then the palace’s pyramids go haywire. On top of that, a beautiful, spoiled noblewoman needs her help to conceal a new power.

Could Sylph’s ability and Thana’s magical mystery be related to a new kind of crystal being smuggled into the kingdom or a possible pyradisté coup? They’ll have to work together and overcome their biases, admit their feelings, and maybe surrender to their fierce desire before time runs out.

 

BROKEN REIGN
The Odium Trilogy: Book 2

by Sam Ledel

Jastyn Cipher hated the royal family until she met Princess Aurelia. But the princess continuously surprises her, like when she unexpectedly joins Jastyn on a dangerous and harrowing journey to find the cure for Jastyn’s ailing sister.

Princess Aurelia Diarmaid knew she was meant for more than a life trapped inside the castle in the Kingdom of Venostes. But she never anticipated the price of her freedom would be the tragic death of her brother at the hand of their closest friend.

Fate brought Jastyn and Aurelia together, but their budding relationship is tested as obstacles both fae and human stand between them and the cure they desperately seek. Will their new love be enough to carry them through what lies ahead?

 

SUPERNATURAL ROMANCE

 

CLEO AND PETRA
Book 5

by Scott Kujawa

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Cleo and Serissa take a road trip to Chicago.

While taking a road trip from Rochester to Chicago, Cleo and Serissa experience terrors until they reach the city. Once they arrive at the Field Museum, the two fight their way to the storage room where Serissa’s relics are stored. As magic rages across the world, Cleo is reunited with Petra. Cleo meets Wren for the first time.

The reunion of the twins is filled with happiness and tears before the group flees Chicago to return to Rochester. Cleo and Petra know there is one final task they have to complete together.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

LONGING FOR YOU
A Wild for You Novel: Book 2

by Jenny Frame

Alexis Villiers’s best friend, the Principe of the Debrek clan, is newly bonded to Amelia, and Alexis hasn’t felt so alone for centuries. No longer her leader’s closest confidante, Alexis has to face the ever growing longing she has for the Debrek housekeeper, Katie Brekman.

Katie is enjoying her new role as head housekeeper for the Debreks. All she has to worry about is the moody, bad tempered Alexis. Katie has no idea why Alexis dislikes her so much, or why she has refused to feed from her. Certainly Amelia’s theory that Alexis is attracted to Katie couldn’t possibly be true. Katie can’t imagine her showing any kind of emotion, let alone attraction.

When Katie is attacked amid a burgeoning vampire-witch war, Alexis is set to go against everything her clan believes in. Forced to face her longing for Katie, she is torn between opening her heart to a human and abandoning her clan when they need her the most.

 

ENCHANTED HUNT
Midnight Hunters: Book 8

L.L. Raand

Sylvan forms an alliance with the neighboring Snowcrest wolf pack after an attack on Snowcrest by creatures from beyond the veil, and sends a cadre of warriors to aid in training the Snowcrest soldiers to defend against the next attack. Trent, one of Sylvan’s lieutenants, understands her duty, but can’t deny the primal call of another Were, even if Zora is the Alpha of the Snowcrest Pack and any relationship between them risks inter-Pack war. When Sylvan receives an unexpected summons—couched in the form of an invitation to parlay—from Cecelia, Queen of Faerie, she decides to cross into Faerie despite Drake’s misgivings and against the advice of her war council. The Timberwolf stronghold has never been breached, but this time the enemy is shielded by dark magic and no one is safe.

A Midnight Hunters novella.

 

SPACE OPERA

 

ACCEPTABLE LOSSES
Black Flag: Book 5

by Rachel Ford

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay its price.

When the Black Flag is ambushed en route to a rendezvous, privateers Katherine Ellis and Captain Magdalene Landon find themselves fighting a losing battle against a superior force. And when they need them most, the Union is nowhere to be found.

But there’s more afoot than overtaxed lines and being in the wrong place at the wrong time. To the admiralty, a handful of privateers is a small price to pay for victory.

As Katherine and Magdalene discover that their plight might not be a product of happenstance after all, they determine to live long enough to get answers. Because losing the Black Flag might be acceptable to the brass, but they’re not willing to die as pawns.

 

MYSTERY

 

MONEY CREEK

by Anne Laughlin

All Clare Lehane wanted was a new start. When her problem with pills costs her her job in Chicago, she moves to Money Creek in rural Illinois to take up her legal career in a small firm and remake her life. But old habits die hard, and she soon finds a drug dealer, Henry, who turns out to be the son of her new boss. Henry blackmails Clare into helping him launder drug money, but his plans don’t stop there: he intends to make her part of his cartel.

Everything changes when Clare goes to a party with Henry and his associates. While she’s in the bathroom, the rest of the party is ambushed and killed. She flees the scene of the crime and calls in the murders anonymously. If anyone finds out she was there and saw the killer as they were leaving, she’d lose everything—the job she loves, her law license, and especially her burgeoning relationship with Freya Saucedo, a member of the local drug task force.

Clare is living a lie that runs deep, and telling the truth may come at a devastating price.

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

 

NOT MY CHOICE
Femme Protectors Series: Book 3

by Aria Storm

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The former ghost girl is minding her own business and listening to a supporter of her friends speak when she spots a would-be assassin amidst the sea of innocent faces.

Jamie is just returning form thirteen months of intensive training and a period of fieldwork with MI5 over in London, England. Just as her plane lands, she hears that the terrifyingly attractive and deadly girl she dares not speak her crush to has been injured in an assassination attempt.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

THE LAST FIRST TIME
A Norfolk Coast Investigations: Book 3

by Andrea Bramhall

narrated by Henrietta Meire

When Gina Temple decides to go Christmas shopping for her girlfriend, Detective Sergeant Kate Brannon, in the Norfolk town of King’s Lynn, it seems like an easy enough task.

If only life were that simple.

A split-second event, months in the planning, tips their safe world upside down.

In this twisting lesbian thriller, Kate’s subsequent investigation leads her down the rabbit hole, where innocent people are targets, and has repercussions that will reverberate for a long, long time.

Meanwhile, as the two women grow closer, things get even more complicated. Life seems determined to throw obstacles in their path.

Will things ever feel normal again?

 

CHANGES STILL TO COME
Taylor & Kaitlyn: Book 2

by Leslye Marks

narrated by Lori Prince

To say that life has taken a huge turn for Taylor Ables and Kaitlyn Collins would be an understatement. They’ve faced more than a few challenges, but they’ve been blessed to have lots of love and support along the way. And, the support has often come from the most unlikely places.

Together they’ve learned that some people are blessed to have a loving, supportive family that they are born into, while others create that family from the people who come into their lives when they need them the most. But, no matter how that family is created, some bonds will never be broken. Follow this group of friends and family as they grow and work together, no matter what challenges get tossed their way.

Sometimes things come at you from out-of-the-blue when you least expect them, but there really is truth to the old saying that what doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger.

 

ALWAYS MORE
Sports Series: Book 1

by Nicole Pyland

narrated by Amanda Dolan

Everly Holman is between an internship and, hopefully, finding her dream job when she finds an online listing she thinks will be perfect for her. As a relatively new sports psychologist, she’s worried she won’t find the right place for herself. When she applies for a job with the Los Angeles Legends, the professional women’s volleyball team, she finally feels at home.

Wyatt Wicked is the number one volleyball player in the world. She could play in any professional league and had played in many during her career. When the US starts the first professional women’s league, she’s eager to play on her home soil and finally do the thing she loves most in her home country.

Wyatt’s not one to trust psychology in sports. But when she meets Everly Holman, Wyatt not only starts trusting the woman to help improve her game, she also sees Everly as much more than the team doctor. Unfortunately for her, Everly might not be willing to risk her career over their growing feelings. As they both work to establish the fledgling league, they discover that, sometimes, falling in love is worth the possibility of losing everything.

 

GIVEAWAY

 

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PROJECT LAUGHTER

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

Scarlett Knight provides chuckles with the My Cringeworthy Typo Blunder guest post. Scarlett is giving away ecopies of The Neon Fishnets Series

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


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My Cringeworthy Typo Blunder by Scarlett Knight

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

Today, the wonderful Scarlett Knight is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Scarlett is giving away ecopies of The Neon Fishnets Series. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Scarlett.

My Cringeworthy Typo Blunder

Over a decade ago, I worked for a couple of years as a high school English teacher, which was as challenging a job as it was rewarding. I was in charge of educating the rowdy but loveable 9th graders. Each day brought new enlightenment to my life. As much as I taught the teenagers, I was constantly learning, myself.

Take for example the pronoun worksheet. It wasn’t part of the required curriculum; however, my students were showing a need to learn the information, so I put together a worksheet on pronouns from scratch. I remember being dog tired that evening when I typed up the different sections of the mini-lesson on my laptop at home. At the top of the page was a lesson on first person pronouns, then one on second person pronouns, and at the bottom of the page, one on third person pronouns. I gave examples and discussed how and when they were used. Yawning, I saved the document and printed it out. I’d make the 125+ copies up at school using the heavy-duty printer in the morning.

The next day, with my freshly printed stack of copies, I entered the classroom, ready to present this information that I’d proudly added to our daily lesson. I was surprised to find that my students were acting unusually well-behaved. Would this be one of those rare days that I would be able to get through to them? To begin the day teaching without classroom management drama? Who was I to question the small blessings in life? I handed out the worksheet to each row, and the students passed them to the person behind them until all worksheets were dispersed. I took my place at the front of the class, feeling really good about the day’s good-mannered vibe. Little did I know, there would be a classroom disruption after all, and it would come in the form of my worksheet.

I had the students read along with me and repeat after me as I read. “First person pronouns: I, me, we.” They parroted obediently, and I continued on with the lesson, going through each line until I got to the section on third person pronouns.

The worksheet should have read “he, she, and it.” Unknown to me at that point, I had accidentally created a typo and had added an extra “sh” to the beginning of the word “it.” This created an entirely new word…

And I didn’t realize it until I, along with the entire class, set eyes on the innocent pronoun-turned-curse-word. I stopped dead cold before pronouncing it for all to hear.

“Oh, no,” I muttered.

I sensed the shift in energy in the room almost immediately. Some students started to snicker. Others proudly went ahead and read the typo aloud. Others got really quiet, perhaps feeling the mortification that was radiating from me.

“Sorry, that was a typo,” I said calmly, my face hot as I tried to hide my embarrassment and do damage control before I lost their focus. “Please change that. Just take a pen and change that word to the word ‘it.’”

So much for my well-behaved class. After that, I was hard-pressed to harness their full attention like I’d had at the beginning of class. Before moving forward with the lesson any further, I grabbed the stack of worksheets that would go to the other class periods later, and instructed my teacher’s aide to go back and scribble out the typo. While he did as told (grinning a sly grin), I did my best to keep a straight face and professionally continue on with the activity as I inwardly kicked myself.

Moral of the story? Always double check your work, especially if you’re working with teenagers! Lucky for me, my students and I had good enough rapport that they didn’t make a big deal of it. But you can bet that I never made that mistake again on any future worksheets!

GIVEAWAY

BREAKING THE CHAINS
The Neon Fishnets: Book 2

by Scarlett Knight

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The Neon Fishnets’ lead guitarist, Raina Emerson, returns home from rehab a changed woman. Embarking on rock star life as a clean and sober musician isn’t easy, especially since Raina has been the band’s notorious party girl for the past decade, but she is totally up for the challenge. With a new album topping the charts, a tour coming up, and her band mates providing their love and support, everything is moving along perfectly.

That is, until a different kind of temptation enters her life in the form of a beautiful woman named Lara Thompson. Complicating things even further is the fact that Raina and Lara have a history, a shared dark past that Raina isn’t ready to confront.

Possible trigger warning includes dealing with grief over the long-ago tragic death of a friend.

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The Neon Fishnets Giveaway

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Scarlett Knight is a Texas native who enjoys being creative in a number of ways besides writing, including taking amateur nature photos with her iPhone at nearby parks, listening to movie soundtracks while coloring in her adult coloring books, and happily wandering around the local Dallas/Fort Worth art museums. She also has a passion for de-cluttering and organizing, but she also loves letting loose at live concerts of all musical genres. She loves to travel, both around Texas and also to far away cities and countries for new adventures. A shameless foodie, she spends her weekends wining and dining at her favorite restaurants and delights in discovering new places to eat. Last but not least, she is the proud mom to a senior dachshund, which will always and forever be her special fur-baby.

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New Lesfic Goodies: September 8th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

WRONG NUMBER, RIGHT WOMAN

by Jae

Shy butch Denny has a simple life as a cashier who helps raise her niece. Then she gets a wrong-number text from a stranger named Eliza, asking her for dating advice.

Eliza, the queen of disastrous first dates, finds an instant connection with Denny that makes her question everything…like just how straight she really is.

A slow-burn lesbian romance with likable characters and low angst.

 

SEALED WITH A KISS
Lesvos Island: Book 1

by Sam Skyborne

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Jacquie Lyon left the island as a teenager… crushed with a broken heart. Now, 20 years later, she has the opportunity to go back. Will she return, and risk opening those old wounds?

Dorothy Rowland has been a conscientious mother and teacher her whole life, always doing ‘the right thing’. Now, in her later years, when faced with a final chance at love, will she take it?

 

BREAKING THE CHAINS
The Neon Fishnets: Book 2

by Scarlett Knight

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The Neon Fishnets’ lead guitarist, Raina Emerson, returns home from rehab a changed woman. Embarking on rock star life as a clean and sober musician isn’t easy, especially since Raina has been the band’s notorious party girl for the past decade, but she is totally up for the challenge. With a new album topping the charts, a tour coming up, and her band mates providing their love and support, everything is moving along perfectly.

That is, until a different kind of temptation enters her life in the form of a beautiful woman named Lara Thompson. Complicating things even further is the fact that Raina and Lara have a history, a shared dark past that Raina isn’t ready to confront.

Possible trigger warning includes dealing with grief over the long-ago tragic death of a friend.

 

THE UNEXPECTED DREAM
Sports Series: Book 3

by Nicole Pyland

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Mia Landis was so close to being an Olympian. Instead, she watched the Tokyo Olympics and her would-be-team from home with her one-year-old daughter. When Mia heard about a serious professional softball league starting up in the US, she thought it would be crazy to try out. After being convinced, though, she gave it a shot and ended up moving her entire life across the country.

Skylar Donahue lived for the game. Softball had been her entire world until an injury took away her shot to play in the Olympics. She resigned herself to coaching until she heard about a new league starting up. When she made the local team, she had no idea that a new woman in town would completely change her entire world.

Both women dreamed of representing their country in the Olympics. Neither of them thought their lives would take the turn they’d taken. But if they can see past what they thought their lives would be, and look at where they ended up, they might find a whole new dream; one that could last a lifetime.

 

FINDING FAMILY
Your Way Series: Book 2

by Jamey Moody

Available in Kindle Unlimited

How many life changing events can a brand new relationship stand?

Erin Evans is hoping the fourth time’s the charm in her quest to have a baby. At forty-one she’s out of time and doing this on her own. She knows the odds of finding her happily-ever-after are slim, but she wants to be a mother more than anything.

A semi-flirtatious conversation with a tall, fit, dark-haired woman in the waiting room of her fertility clinic gives Erin pause, which she attributes to hormones until she comes out of her procedure to find the alluring Desi Shaw still waiting.

What Desi does next surprises them both…

 

SOLACE
Love and Second Chances: Book 1

by Cailee Francis

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Lindsay:

Two years after my divorce I’m ready to push through the pain. I didn’t expect to cross paths with Rae—in a chat room of all places. She was my first love, who I met in college. Ten years ago, I walked away from us at a time when she needed me. My first instinct is to run—it would be too easy to fall in love again.

Rae:

Real love has evaded me since Lindsay, my first love and the girl I left behind. It’s been a string of friends with benefits—I give my body but never my heart. The girl I loved is now a woman with a broken heart and everything in me yearns to coax her back to life. That’s why I’m inviting her to stay with me in Ireland.

 

ALWAYS IN MY HEART

by Samantha Hicks

What do you do when you are in love with your best friend’s wife? Haze Evens is pleased Gabby Turner has everything she wants, expecting her first child, and happy in her marriage. Even though it breaks her heart she has it with someone else, her best friend Nicole.

Everything changes when Gabby turns up one night needing a place to stay. As they spend time together, their mutual attraction blossoms, but neither are willing to cross that line.

Tension between Gabby and her wife increase when the baby arrives, leaving Gabby with a traumatic choice, her child or Haze. Not willing to give up either, she decides to fight Nicole in any way she can.

This is a story about unrequited love, betrayal, and finding your soul mate. Can the heart really have it all?

 

DOUBLE LIFE
The Intern: Book 1

by Scarlett Grace

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When the one with power is not the one in charge.

A Powerful CEO – the ice queen in her office but a submissive at night.

A Trivial Interns – a little nobody during the day, but when the night comes, she is the one with power.

Two identities, two parallel worlds. A discrete life full of lust and desires.

All comes to an end when the two women cross paths.

The book contain submissive and dominatrix activity.

 

EROTICA

 

PRIDE AND THE STRANGER
The Pride Trilogy: Book 2

by TJ Dallas

Sexy meets romantic as Lara and Zoe take their relationship to the next level. Unfortunately, our sinful women aren’t so lucky. A weekend in Brighton turns dark after a horrific truth is uncovered that will change Harry’s life forever, forcing her to make a heartbreaking decision that could tear her and Althea apart. Faced with an impossible choice, nothing will ever be the same again.

All sexually explicit scenes are f/f only and completely consensual, however the story line contains sensitive issues that deal with the aftermath of rape trauma. The rape is NOT graphic; only hinted at for story line purposes.

 

MYSTERY

 

FAIR GAME
Sequel to Payback

by Charlotte Mills

What’s a retired cop to do when her lover is being targeted? Ex-Detective Chief Inspector Helen pulls on her boots again in this lesbian mystery. She uses her old police skills to play bodyguard to Lexi and kick over clues. As the incidents keep piling up, Helen starts to wonder if one of her old enemies is behind it all.

A sequel to Payback, this exciting thriller will keep you on your toes.

 

YA MYSTERY / ROMANCE

 

ME INSIDE

by Martha Miller

Me Inside is a-true-to-life story with a broad appeal. It’s a family drama, speckled with just a touch of romance/coming out (but not angst-y) of mystery/intrigue.

It begins when Jeannie Baker’s mother abandons her at a very young age, which turns out to be the best thing that ever happened to her. She’s left alone with a father who provides a good childhood for her, with all the things she needs, from blue jeans that fit, to a hot breakfast, and to the steady and dependable life she’s never had. Then when Jeannie is fifteen years old, a high school basketball star, with good friends and a happy future, her father is murdered…

 

GENERAL FICTION

 

THE CURE

by Sandra Freeman

Danielle “Dany” Divito fell deeply in love at first sight with the mysterious Anita da Silva when she walked into a bar in a small French village. After a year of pining escalated into a few nights of desperate passion, Dany lost Anita, who disappeared back to the United States and was later tragically murdered by her ex-husband. Trying to recover from this devastating loss, Dany returns to France, retracing her steps as she lays memories of Anita to rest. Instead of a solo journey, though, Dany meets a young man operating a private hotel called El Paradiso, a retreat for those in confusion about themselves and their place in a society that imposes labels they reject. Andy carefully selects his guests; the one requirement is that they believe in love. Dany came back to France to forget a disastrous affair, but she is about to open her heart and mind to an experience she never expected.

Trigger warning: There is brief discussion of a murder that has taken place but no graphic details.

 

THE OUTLAW’S ENIGMA

by C.A. Clemmings

As soon as Isabelle Bartley could, she left behind the life created by her mother and Jamaican drug kingpin stepfather – the secrets, the violence, the constant anxiety. Running a guesthouse in a secluded backwoods New Jersey town brought her much-needed peace. Then the mysterious and alluring Victoria Harper blows into town, bringing chaos in her wake. Isabelle gets wrapped up in Victoria’s sordid tales and twisted family history of crime and vigilantism. When Victoria must travel to Turkey to rescue a friend and they lose contact, Isabelle chases after her.

Along the turquoise waters of the Bosporus Strait, Isabelle again plunges into a shrouded and clandestine underworld – this time to be with the woman she loves while running for her life.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

TRUE NATURE
Shape-Shifter: Book 4

by Jae

narrated by Abby Craden

CEO Rue has no idea that her adopted son Danny is a wolf-shifter or that his beautiful tutor Kelsey isn’t there to teach him algebra.

When Danny runs away, the race is on to find him before his first transformation. In the frantic search, Kelsey and Rue unexpectedly find something else: each other.

A gripping lesbian paranormal romance about family bonds and being true to yourself.

 

ENCHANTED HUNT
Midnight Hunters: Book 8

by L.L. Raand

narrated by Keira Grace

Sylvan forms an alliance with the neighboring Snowcrest wolf Pack after an attack on Snowcrest by creatures from beyond the veil and sends a cadre of warriors to aid in training the Snowcrest soldiers to defend against the next attack. Trent, one of Sylvan’s lieutenants, understands her duty but can’t deny the primal call of another Were, even if Zora is the Alpha of the Snowcrest Pack and any relationship between them risks inter-Pack war. When Sylvan receives an unexpected summons – couched in the form of an invitation to parlay – from Cecilia, Queen of Faerie, she decides to cross into Faerie despite Drake’s misgivings and against the advice of her war council. The Timberwolf stronghold has never been breached, but this time the enemy is shielded by dark magic and no one is safe.

 

A FAN TO REMEMBER
Jems & Jamz: Book 5

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

narrated by Kris Szczesny

When Spike takes over the band’s public relations, she is suddenly knee-deep in fan mail, and much to Jemma’s dismay, she spends most of her time on her new position. However, when threatening e-mails begin to come in from Fangirl38, Spike finds herself at odds, and before she knows it, the whole band is caught up in a mixture of suspense and terror.

 

TOP OF HER GAME

by M. Ullrich

narrated by Keira Grace

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?

 

PHOENIX

by Prudence MacLeod

narrated by Cassandra Arnold

Earth and Eladia are being invaded by a race of destroyers. Only one hope remains for either world to survive, the goodwill of a madwoman, his daughter. Can Charles Carter convince her to help or will she even care?

 

GIVEAWAY

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 


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New Lesfic Goodies: September 1st Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

HEART OF ICE

by TB Markinson & Miranda MacLeod

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What happens when the one person who makes your heart sing is also the one person who could destroy everything you’ve worked for?

Laurie “the Hatchet” Emerson is a ruthless leader in Boston finance who’s rumoured to have a block of ice where her heart should be. If only. Recently widowed, Laurie fears she’s broken beyond repair, until a once-in-a-lifetime business deal reignites her passion for work and gives her a shot at proving to the world she still has some life left in her.

Jack Kennedy is a young portfolio manager who aspires to greatness. Unfortunately, she’s so many rungs down the corporate ladder she can’t even scrape up enough money to move out of her mother’s apartment. Her luck changes when her work ethic is finally rewarded with the job opportunity of her dreams.

A blizzard forces their worlds to collide, but what was meant to be a no-strings night of passion becomes more complicated when they both arrive at the office the next morning to discover they each spent the night with the one person in the city who could crush their futures.

Together, they just might hold the keys to everything they’ve ever wanted, but the difference in their ages and positions could spell the end of their careers. Will the ice queen and the protégé find happiness together or lose everything?

 

RED WINE AND MINT CAKE
Red Bush and Lemon: Book 2

by Alysia D. Evans

Available in Kindle Unlimited

It had only taken Lucy two weeks to fall in love with Jaz. She had shown Lucy what love truly was and saved her from an abusive husband. But living away from her home town is making Lucy feel insecure. She needs more of Jaz’s time and attention to help her find a way through her new life.

But Jaz is merrily enjoying her days, busy working, helping out her family and coming home to the love of her life. Jaz doesn’t realise that she and Lucy have problems, and through her actions is repeatedly letting Lucy down. Causing their relationship to fall from wonder to despair.

Will the two of them be able to reconcile and re-align their lives to take on the challenges the future may bring.

 

EVERYTHING WE NEVER WANTED

by Sienna Waters

Available in Kindle Unlimited

You can’t always get what you want.

In the space of five months, Alex Blakely has gone from party-girl traveler who never wanted to settle down, to house-owner and guardian to seven-year-old Libby. The responsibility terrifies her, she never wanted this.

In the course of a year, Kat Stein has gone from happily married second-grade teacher, to divorced, broke and hanging onto her job by a thread. The loss of her perfect life is devastating, she never wanted this.

And when travel-crazed hippy meets disciplined, strait-laced teacher, it’s hate at first sight. Alex and Kat couldn’t be more different, and neither is exactly living her best life. Until a rigged school election, a painful accident in the woods, and the re-appearance of Libby’s mysterious father mean that the two are reluctantly bound together…

Getting everything you ever wanted is hard enough. But getting everything you never wanted? That’s a whole lot trickier…

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE / ROMANCE

 

BARBED WIRE

by Erin Wade

Erin Wade’s historical lesbian novel is set in West Texas where cattle & oil were king and men were masters of their fate. A woman didn’t have a chance of making it in the straight shooting, fast riding, hard drinking world of the Texas cowboy or did she? A novel about a love so forbidden it wasn’t even whispered. A heroine so unlikely she wasn’t believed. Wade’s newest novel scorches the Texas badlands and runs over hearts like a herd of Texas Longhorns. This action-packed thriller will remind you why Erin Wade is the #1 International Bestselling Lesbian author in the action/adventure field. Almost too hot to handle.

 

YA FANTASY

 

MAGIC UNSEEN
Exile Academy: Book 1

by J.S. Diaz

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Discovering my magical powers was weird, but getting recruited into a secret magical academy was weirder. I’m Ace, and I’m navigating a competitive new world where I’ve made friends with a Death Walker and a Diviner. The jury is still out on whether my romantic entanglement with a tough girl Transmute is a good idea.

The more I learn about our magical history, the more I realize they aren’t telling us everything. Why did our ancestors really leave our homeland? With the help of new friends and rivals alike, its time we shed some light on the secrets lurking beneath the surface. You’ll never believe what we uncovered. . . .

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

THE KING OF BRIMSTONE AND BONES
Fire and Ice: Book 5

by Idella Breen

They say dreadful things happen in three. All it took was one night for Snow to understand the truth of this. One decision made, protect Raegan McCloud, sets into motion a series of unforgettable and unforgivable events. Can Cait and Snow rise to this next challenge? Or will they all fall victim to the King of Brimstone and Bones?

 

 LEGAL THRILLER

 

STANDBY COUNSEL
Monica Spade Series: Book 2

by Alexi Venice

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Monica Spade insists she isn’t a trial lawyer, much less one who represents dangerous criminals. Despite her protests, Judge O’Brien orders Monica to serve as standby counsel for a young woman accused of repeatedly stabbing her boyfriend.

As Monica digs into the facts of the case, she uncovers sexual innuendo and layers of international intrigue. Soon, deadly forces come after her in the form of a Ukrainian thug who will stop at nothing to get what he wants and two suspicious federal agents all too willing to put the squeeze on her.

Stuck between an unrelenting judge and a killer in a pink cardigan, Monica pursues the truth in court while fighting to keep her new girlfriend, Shelby St. Claire, out of harm’s way.

Trigger warning: Contains graphic descriptions of a stabbing scene.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

TANGLED VOWS
Mistress: Book 1

by Anna Stone

narrated by Lexy Rebe

One year. Five million dollars. A proposal she can’t refuse.

Escort Ruby Scott is used to waking up in the bed of a wealthy woman. What she isn’t expecting is to wake up with a ring on her finger and married to Yvonne Maxwell, one of the executives behind the Mistress Media empire, a woman as alluring as she is cold.

For 10 years, Yvonne has been sitting on an inheritance she can’t touch until she’s married. An encounter with an escort in a red dress presents the perfect solution – a marriage of convenience. In exchange for a year playing the role of her wife, Yvonne offers Ruby a life of glamour, decadence, and more money than Ruby ever dreamed of.

Yvonne is adamant that they keep their arrangement strictly business. But as Ruby’s submissive side awakens, Yvonne can’t resist the temptation to make Ruby hers, and Ruby is intoxicated by the commanding woman and the release Yvonne grants her.

As Ruby falls deeper into Yvonne’s seductive world of luxury and power games, both women struggle to keep their hearts from getting caught up in the passion between them. When their inner demons emerge and their fake marriage plot is threatened, Ruby and Yvonne find they have far more to lose than just the inheritance.

 

FINDING A VOICE
Jems & Jamz: Book 4

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

narrated by Kris Szczesny

Ziggy Johnson has been through one of the worst years of her life, but when she is roomed with Lana Waverly, a pompous woman with no concept of empathy, things take a turn for the worst. Ziggy does her best to cope with her roommate’s undesirable behavior, and in the process, she learns that there is much more to the other woman than she thought.

 

REPRESENTED

by K’Anne Meinel

narrated by Cassandra Arnold

Coming out is hard. Coming out in the public eye is even harder. People think they own a piece of you, your work, and your life, they feel they have the right to judge you. You lose not only friends but fans and ultimately, possibly, your career…or your life.

Cassie Summers is a Southern rock star; she came out so that she could feel true to herself. Her family, including her band and those important to her support her, but there are others that feel she betrayed them, they have revenge on their minds.

Karin Myers is a rock star in her own right; she is one of those new super promoters: Manager, go-to gal, agent, public relations expert, and hand-holder, all in one. Her name is synonymous with getting someone recognized, promoted, and making money. She only handles particular clients though; she’s choosy…for some very specific reasons.

Meeting Cassie at a party there is a definite attraction. She does not however wish to represent her despite her excellent reputation. She fights it tooth and nail until she is contractually required to do so. It nearly costs them more than either of them anticipated…their lives.

 

PROJECT LAUGHTER

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

Cade Haddock Strong provides chuckles with the Good Kid With A Wild Streak guest post. Cade is giving away 1 ecopy of Fare Game

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New Lesfic Goodies: August 25th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

by Grace Parkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Chief Psychiatric Nurse, Victoria, is blown away and intrigued by her new student nurse, Ella. Can Victoria maintain her professionalism when faced with temptation? Can Ella refrain from crossing the line?

A passionate hot Age Gap Medical Romance from Grace Parkes.

 

WHAT HAPPENED IN VEGAS

by Claire Highton-Stevenson

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Molly Day’s life is about to get an unexpected twist, when a chance meeting in an elevator with the gorgeous, Anna Garcia, leads to a night of tequila, sex, and wedding rings.

 

 

SO WELL AS YOU
Scottish Charm: Book 3

by Lynn Galli

From their first memorable meeting, Nora Cleary and Damisi Dalziel waver between civility and aggravation. Both have taken temporary postings nearby and must share a house belonging to Damisi’s friend, who is Nora’s new boss. Will the forced cohabitation highlight their differences or give them the opportunity to grab onto something they’ve both been looking for?

 

WRATH
Sins of Mercy: Book 5

by Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The fifth story in the Sins of Mercy series.

Worn down by harassment at work, Mercy makes a new friend who informs her she needs to get “angry” again – to feel the rage of a woman scorned who won’t take bull from anyone and knows how to get what she wants. But how is Mercy to ever feel the sweet release of rage again?

As fate would have it, a goddess is waiting for her. Wrath, the deity of righteous anger, wants to whip Mercy back into hating shape. But it’s been so long since Mercy had the energy to get angry again. Can she embrace the unorthodox healing Wrath offers? Or is she bound to her old ways… much in the same way her wrists are bound to an ice-cold goddess?

 

OPEN HEART
City General: Medic 1 Series

by Ruby Scott

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Izzy Frost, is a promising Cardio Surgical Resident at City General who has sacrificed everything to build her career. But everyone needs to let off steam and have a bit of fun, don’t they? Just what will a little fun cost Izzy?

Izzy’s fun comes in the shape of Cara O’Leary a hot athletic EMT who has a huge appetite for fun, a crazy ex and no desire for love.

Coming from very different backgrounds they only thing they have in common is physical. What could possibly go wrong?

 

MEADOWLARK

by Jea Hawkins

Middle-aged and getting divorced, Kate Ibister retreats to a remote research assignment on Fair Isle that brings her back to her first love: ornithology. But it seems there is no escaping human love. When a runaway sheep brings Leigh Tait into her life, Kate wants nothing to do with the farmer. The Scotswoman is young, arrogant… and oh-so-irresistible. Can Leigh help Kate learn to love again?

 

RELEVE
Four Point Universe: Book 9

by Max Ellendale

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Undercover assignments rarely have positive outcomes for anyone involved. For Maya, her successful mission might have brought her closer to her ultimate goal, but the price she paid left her with deep emotional wounds. On her first night back home after three months living the life of someone else, she finds herself alone and homeless in the streets of Seattle. When a compassionate stranger offers her refuge, Maya’s affection toward the kind dancer becomes the only light she can see. As Vivian attempts to help Maya lift herself up from a life of frequent falls, the two begin to explore their deep connection to each other. With the support of her doting cousin, Nora, and her chosen family, Maya slowly begins to lower the tightly packed walls around her heart.

 

ART OF MAGIC

by KJ

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A story where a touch of love and a slice of life creates a whole lot of magic. Cath Monroe loves her teaching job, her friends, her family, and her colleagues. But when it comes to saying ‘I love you’ to her forever person, Cath discovers that she doesn’t really know anything about love at all.

 

STROLLERS AND SWINGS
Sunsets and Shades: Book 2

by Erica Lee

Available in Kindle Unlimited

In this heart-wrenching sequel to the best selling lesbian romance, Sunsets and Shades, Kinsley and Grace Harper-Scott are met with a whole new set of challenges as they embark on the journey to parenthood. Grace can’t figure out why Kinsley won’t take the process seriously, while Kinsley wonders if her wife will ever be happy again.

Life isn’t easy as attempt after attempt fails, but their love can survive anything, right?

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

HAIRPIN CURVES

by Elia Winters

RITA® Award—winning author Elia Winters delivers a sexy, playful frenemies-to-lovers road-trip romance.

Megan Harris had hopes of seeing the world, but at twenty-five she’s never even left Florida. Now a wedding invitation lures her to Quebec…in February. When her ex-friend Scarlett offers to be her plus-one (yeah, that’s a whole story) and suggests they turn the journey into an epic road trip, Megan reluctantly agrees to the biggest adventure of her life.

A week together in a car is a surefire way to kill a crush, and Scarlett Andrews has had a big one on Megan for years. The important thing is fixing their friendship.

As the miles roll away, what starts as harmless road-trip games and rest-stop dares escalates into something like intimacy. And when a surprise snowstorm forces Megan and Scarlett to hunker down without the open road as distraction, they’ve got a bigger challenge than making it to the church on time: facing the true nature of their feelings for each other.

 

SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

WORLDSHIP FILES: MORRIGAN
Book 4

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.

With the Worldship adding the wayward Cityships to the slowly evolving fleet, it quickly becomes apparent that there will not be enough raw materials and supplies to make it to their new home without the sacrifice of thousands.

Knith leads a small crew on a volunteer mission, offworld, to acquire what they need… a new heart for the Leviathan.

What starts as wonder, being the first human to set foot on a new world, quickly becomes a fight for survival.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

ASPIRING AFFECTION
Jems & Jamz: Book 6

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

narrated by Kris Szczesny

When River Jensen hires Marie Reynolds as her restaurant designer, she is apprehensive about the other woman’s commitment to the project and wonders if the woman’s modeling aspirations will get in the way of her own dreams. However, as their relationship blossoms into one of affection, River’s trust in the other woman is tested, and Marie is left with the choice to follow through with River’s restaurant design or to give up everything to follow her own dreams.

 

COYOTE BLUES

by Karen F. Williams

narrated by Paige McKinney

Riley Dawson is a psychotherapist with a lycanthropic affliction. She’s a werecoyote, to be precise.

A foundling adopted by wealthy parents, Riley led a privileged life until she fell in love with Fiona Bell, an evangelical preacher’s daughter. Raging hormones, the full moon, and the pull of Fiona Bell on her teenage heartstrings triggered her first transformation. Unfortunately, her parents witnessed the change and sent her off to college with a trust fund and an agreement never to return home.

Twenty years later, Riley shares a lucrative therapy practice with Dr. Margaret Spencer. Margaret, her wife, and her gay brother-in-law are the only ones who know Riley’s secret. Afraid of risking exposure, Riley restricts her love life to online hookups. But when a family is referred for treatment and Fiona Bell comes back into her life, all the rules of the client-therapist relationship are tested and Riley’s world is turned upside down.

 

HOPELESS ROMANTIC

by Georgia Beers

narrated by Lori Prince

Teddi Baker used to believe in happily ever after. It’s why she became a wedding planner and worked so hard to make her business, “Hopelessly Romantic”, successful. But after the catastrophe of her own marriage, Teddi loses her heart, her hope, and half of her assets. She is officially jaded, but she needs every job she can get to make ends meet. When bride-to-be Kelly Scott walks in, Teddi is ready. Until she comes face-to-face with Kelly’s sister: Leah Scott, her ex-wife’s divorce attorney. The one who helped ruin her life.

Leah Scott wears her heart on her sleeve, an odd characteristic for a divorce attorney. When her father left her stay-at-home mom with barely enough money to survive, she recognized her calling. But Leah still believes in happiness and no one deserves it more than her sister. If only Kelly didn’t insist on using a wedding planner who hates Leah’s guts…despite the unexpected and wholly unwanted chemistry between them.

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

 

PROJECT LAUGHTER

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

Renee Dahlia provides chuckles with her A Car Too Awful to Nick guest post. Renee is giving away 1 ecopy of Liability

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Good Kid With A Wild Streak by Cade Haddock Strong

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

Today, the wonderful Cade Haddock Strong is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Cade is giving away 1 ecopy of Fare Game. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Cade.

Good Kid With A Wild Streak

Like many other Project Laughter contributors, I have a knack for ‘stepping in it’. My life has been a series of funny tales. Here are a few of my favs:

Side note: growing up, I was a good kid, but I had a wild streak.

The Prince: When I was in ninth grade, my friend Kathleen threw a massive party at her house. It was a blast, but my parents made me come home when they found out no adult was present. Total drag. After my father picked me up, I dutifully went to bed, or at least that’s what my parents thought. My friends had other ideas. They decided to come get me and bring me back to the party. Sure, they were all too young to drive, but that wasn’t going to stand in their way. Kathleen’s mom had this sweet wood paneled Buick station wagon. It was just sitting in the garage, begging to be driven.

We concluded that it was too risky to pick me up at home. Instead, I snuck out of the house and traipsed through the snow to a nearby church. I waited and waited, but the Buick never showed up. This was before cellphones, so there was no way to reach my friends.

Long after my toes had gone numb, a cop car rolled into the church parking lot. My instinct was to run. The police car followed me. I picked up my pace, cut through back yards, scaled fences until, finally, I was safe at home. Phew.

Moments after I’d climbed into bed, the doorbell rang. It was the cops. Uh-oh. Turns out my friends had run a red light on the way to the church. They were in the cop car that had followed me. From the backseat, they’d overheard the police say, “I see the prince. Follow the prince,” as they trailed me through the neighborhood.

For the rest of high school, my nickname was The Prince. It wasn’t until years later that it dawned on us. The cops were talking about my footprints.

Different Strokes: I was an energetic kid, so my parents got me into swimming. At one of my first competitions, I dove into the pool and swam my heart out. When I finished, I popped my swim-capped head out of the water, pleased to see I’d won by a mile. The referee approached me and delivered some bad news. I’d swum 50 meters of freestyle. The race was 50-meter breaststroke. I smiled and everyone in the stands applauded. My mom was proud of me for taking the situation in stride, but my swim coach wasn’t amused. I was disqualified from the race.

Dented: One Sunday, I was late to church. My parents had gone on without me because I’d been slow to get out of bed. I ran into the garage, jumped into the car and threw it into reverse. Thud! Uh-oh, I’d neglected to open the garage door before peeling out. I stabbed the garage door opener. Nothing. The door was badly dented, and it wouldn’t budge. I had to think fast. I eyed my grandfather’s Buick sedan parked in the driveway. I’d get in trouble if I drove it to church, but I got an idea. I climbed into my grandfather’s sedan and drove it hard into the outside of the garage door. Bingo. Dent gone. The garage door rolled opened and I made it to church on time.

Gotta Go: Early in our relationship, my wife, Lisa, rented a sailboat in the Chesapeake Bay. She hadn’t the foggiest idea how to sail, but she knew I loved it. “I rented the biggest boat they had,” she announced triumphantly when we reached the dock. It was a super windy day and I had some trepidation, but I smiled and climbed aboard. Halfway across the bay, I had to pee, bad. But it was far too windy to hand the helm over to someone who’d never sailed. Without missing a beat, Lisa pulled an empty Gatorade bottle from her bag and tugged down my shorts. Problem solved, although admittedly, my aim wasn’t great. But one thing was clear, Lisa was a keeper.

 

GIVEAWAY

FARE GAME

by Cade Haddock Strong

Kay Corbett is a newly minted vice president at Logan, one of the largest airlines in the world, and she’s fallen smack-dab in the middle of a massive plot to swindle the airline’s passengers and defraud its investors. There is only one way out. Earn the trust of the ringleader while simultaneously working to bring him down and put an end to his elaborate scheme.

Things get a lot more interesting and a lot more complicated when she becomes entangled with Riley Bauer, the brilliant beauty in Finance. They form an imposing team both in love and in the fight for justice. As they race against the clock, each woman must decide how much they are willing to risk in order to expose the truth.

  • 1 winner

Fare Game Giveaway

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Cade spent many years working in the airline industry, and she and her wife have traveled all over the world.

When not writing, she loves to be outside, especially skiing, hiking, biking, and playing golf.

She grew up in Upstate New York but has lived all over the US and abroad, from the mountains of Vermont and Colorado to the bustling cities of DC, Chicago and Amsterdam.

 

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: August 18th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

VENUS & APHRODITE

by Barbara Winkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Zoe inherits money from her grandmother, along with the instruction to do “something wild” with it, she takes a three-week vacation to Italy and Greece. But is that wild enough? Back home, she decides to open a restaurant to share with her community the food and wine she fell in love with.

The major wrinkle in her plan? She needs the perfect person to cook the delicious dishes she has in mind.

Chef Arianna O’Dell was a rising star in the culinary world before a public scandal put an abrupt halt to her dreams. Arianna is reluctant to resume a career in a field that has cast her out, but it’s hard to resist Zoe’s passion.

Can Zoe and Arianna overcome everything that’s holding them back, and make their shared dream a reality?

 

ON THE SQUARE

by Brenda Murphy

Dropped from her television show after a very public split with her cheating ex, celebrity chef Mai Li wants nothing more than to reopen her parents’ shuttered restaurant and make a fresh start in her former hometown. So what if twenty years of neglect has left the building in need of a major renovation?

Seduced by Mai’s charm and determination, hard-edged contractor Dale Miller agrees to take on her renovation project.

After a spring storm causes significant damage to the building and renovation costs exceed Mai’s budget, Dale offers her a deal, but is it a price Mai is willing to pay?

 

HEAT
The Hellfire Quartet: Book 2

by Hildred Billings and Cynthia Dane

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Danica has suffered enough bad luck to last her the rest of her life. The only highlight is using up the last month of her short-lived Hellfire membership to blow off some steam in LA’s most exclusive adult club.

Too bad she bumps into the woman who has absolutely wrecked her chances at stardom.

Cherry is one of LA’s most notable music producers, single-handedly creating a new wave of Motown and R’n’B staples for a brave new century. As a guest judge on American Song Champion, she first heard Danica’s voice and found it intriguing. The stage presence, though? Wanting.

Danica isn’t boring now. She’s exactly who Cherry is looking for tonight.

 

A GLIMPSE INTO THE WIND
Robin & Jen: Book 1

by Leslye Marks

Available in Kindle Unlimited

There’s a freedom that comes with letting go and starting again. Robin Bowman and Jennifer Kinney are adjusting to their new lives and doing it on their own terms. When their worlds collide, both women learn they should always trust their instincts, their closest friends, and their hearts in order to achieve true happiness.

 

JUST ONE REASON

by Jaime Clevenger

What would you do for forty-one million dollars?

For Elizabeth Samuels, it’s not some hypothetical what-if. It’s the very real inheritance she stands to gain if she follows the stipulations in her grandfather’s will when she takes over his family practice. The only problem? The stipulations mean a life she doesn’t want.

Terri Anderson knows better than to get involved with her resident. She’s had a work romance before—it didn’t end well and she doesn’t want to be part of the gossip mill all over again. But with Sam, keeping her distance is easier said than done.

When Sam considers walking away from medicine, Terri knows she can’t let her make that huge mistake. But changing Sam’s mind means getting close. A little too close.

With so much at stake, now is definitely not the time to fall in love.

 

V.A.M.P.
Book 1: Serena & Katerina

by Kimberly A. Todd

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Is it possible to find a second chance at love?

Being rich, powerful, and thirty years old for eternity has its perks. Being a heartbroken, 800-year-old lesbian vampire, not so much.

Serena Vanderen is chairman and CEO of V.A.M.P. Global. Advertiser by day; scientist, murderer, and cleanup artist for her pharmaceutical client by night.

Since her girlfriend was killed thirty years ago, Serena has been going through the motions of running her advertising agency while grieving and trying to armor her heart against any more pain. But when Katerina Davenport attends her company gala, everything changes.

Can this captivating, gorgeous, sexy redhead help Serena find love again? Will she reignite Serena’s long-dormant sexual desires? Will Katerina be able to accept that she is falling in love with a vampire? What dark secrets does the agency conceal that challenges their love—and Katerina’s safety?

Serena & Katerina is the first book of the V.A.M.P. series, beginning the erotic romance that follows the lives of the title characters and transcends time.

 

HERO(INE) ADDICT

by Blythe H. Warren

Harper Maxfield is going to change the world. But first she has to change her life.

Harper’s mundane job provides a steady paycheck but not much else—leaving her feeling frustrated, a little empty, and wondering how she let her girlfriend talk her into it in the first place. Her friends and family wonder how she let her girlfriend talk her into anything—especially a relationship. But how could she help falling for a gorgeous, successful doctor who saves kids from cancer?

At least Harper has her volunteer work with Mental Illness Allies to fulfill her. And if the big fundraiser she’s organizing is the success she hopes it will be, maybe it will end in a full-time position with Allies.

When comic book artist Eliot DeSanto isn’t thinking about superheroes, sidekicks and archrivals, she’s worried about her niece, whose recent cancer diagnosis has turned her life upside down. Eliot has no time for anything outside of work and family. But when eager humanitarian Harper asks for help with a fundraiser, Eliot finds herself unable to resist the attractive young woman.

Their work brings them closer together, but with so many obstacles between them, will they have the courage to follow their hearts?

 

HOT RESPONSE
City General: Book 1

by Ruby Scott

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When experienced Paramedic and soccer coach, Chrissie, is thrown together with much younger Sam, a twenty-four-year-old talented player and EMT, both at work and on the pitch, sparks fly!

Unable to escape each other what will it really take to get a winning combination in this slow burn, age gap, lesbian medical romance?

Sam thinks her soccer coach is a hard ass but then she finds that she will be her supervisor at work too. Thrown together they have to confront their own shortcomings in this steamy medical romance.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

NOTHING IN COMMON BUT LOVE

by Les Mood

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Charlie’s friend Anika keeps trying to hook her up with Taylor. Taylor’s friend Angela keeps trying to hook her up with Charlie. But the two women have nothing in common. Charlie does maintenance and plumbing at their apartment complex. Taylor doesn’t know a monkey wrench from a pipe wrench. Taylor is a bartender. Charlie doesn’t drink. Charlie writes romance novels for straight women. Taylor illustrates graphic novels for lesbians. Charlie thinks Taylor’s illustrations are borderline porn. Taylor thinks Charlie’s novels are sentimental crap. Taylor has a smart mouth and an attitude. Charlie has an attitude and a smart mouth. They’ve both got a hot temper, and the only thing they consistently agree on is that they do not like each other one little bit.

So why can’t they keep their hands off each other?

 

SHE’S MY KIND OF COUNTRY

by Amber M. Kestner

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Amber lives in the Country and Natalie is all for the City life. When they meet it is like fate brought them together. Amber faces a lot of mental problems from losing her wife to cancer though that is far from the truth as Natalie learns more about Sarah’s quest by being alive than actually being dead.

Trigger warning:  there is body shaming from both characters and mental issues with the main character.

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

KEEPING SECRETS

by McGee Mathews

What would you do if, after finally finding the woman of your dreams, she suddenly leaves to fight in the Civil War?

It’s 1863, and Elizabeth Hepscott has resigned herself to a life of monotonous boredom far from the battlefields as the wife of a Missouri rancher. Her fate changes when she travels with her brother to Kentucky to help him join the Union Army. On a whim, she poses as his little brother and is bullied into enlisting, as well. Reluctantly pulled into a new destiny, a lark decision quickly cascades into mortal danger.

While Elizabeth’s life has made a drastic U-turn, Charlie Schweicher, heiress to a glass-making fortune, is still searching for the only thing money can’t buy.

A chance encounter drastically changes everything for both of them.

Will Charlie find the love she’s longed for, or will the war take it all away?

 

EROTICA 

 

THE HAREM
Jade’s Erotic Adventures: Book 30

by Victoria Rush

When Jade travels to Marrakesh for a North African vacation, she’s captivated by the sights and sounds of the bustling metropolis. But when a handsome and mysterious sheik invites her to join him on his desert caravan, she hesitates deciding to accept his offer.

The next day, she takes a camel ride out to his encampment and is mesmerized by the serene beauty of the Sahara landscape. But when they reach his camp and Amir introduces her to his stable of young and pretty wives, her thoughts suddenly turn to a different form of entertainment.

After Amir treats her to a private Arabian belly dance in his tent, she heads back to the women’s tent with one of the girls and they make love on the warm desert floor. For the next couple of days, Jade immerses herself in the culture of their peaceful nomadic lifestyle, sampling all of their special delicacies.

But when an unfortunate mishap suddenly turns their plans upside down, Jade and the rest of the girls must find a way to escape from the middle of the desert and make their way back to civilization. Join Jade as she’s taken on a wild and erotic journey through the wilderness, making memories that will last her a lifetime…

 

ROMANTIC ACTION & ADVENTURE

 

KIDNAPPED HEARTS

by Morgan Elliot and Erin Wade

When beautiful Jules Law of Intelligent Security Services made Sophie Martini an offer that would save her ranch from pending foreclosure, Sophie was hesitant to accept due to the danger that accompanied Jule’s multi-million-dollar offer.

It boiled down to hiding a dangerous woman struggling with PTSD from terrorists or losing her ranch. Sophia called on her gorgeous niece forensic psychologist Alex Martini to help make the decision.

The attraction between Jules and Alex was instantaneous but could it grow into something stronger in a world of subterfuge and deceit where the players constantly changed characters? For the first time Erin Wade joins with Morgan Elliot to co-author a dynamite love story wrapped in action and adventure. A new adventure in Lesfic.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

THROUGH THE END
Hellriders in Love: Book 4

by Parker Jaysen

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Sure, I’ve loved Dinah forever. Sure, we partner on desert runs ALWAYS.

She knows how I feel. If she wanted more she’d say so.
Wouldn’t she?

A secret egg in cargo has hatched in transit, but the powers-that-be still want the young dragon.

Veteran riders Charlie and Dinah are tapped to make the final delivery, but when guild elder Thea and her partner Lucy are also assigned, is it to help care for the beast, to keep tabs on Charlie and Dinah, or for some other purpose?

Deep in the hostile desert, Charlie and Dinah have decisions to make – a decision that could shatter the guild, and a decision that will make or break the bond between them.

 

SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

ALSEA RISING: THE SEVENTH STAR
Chronicles of Alsea: Book 10

by Fletcher DeLancey

The Voloth opening gambit upends months of planning. Their second assault leaves Alsea’s defenses scrambling. The third may end it all. While Captain Serrado and her forces desperately fight to prevent a catastrophe, Lancer Tal activates her secret weapon. But Salomen is no warrior, and a changing battle can unravel even the best of plans.

 

OLD AND NEW
Shipbreakers Series: Book 1

by Lily Lancaster

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The Galactic Encyclopaedia of Everything (33rd edition) defines a Shipbreaker as a person (or persons) who salvages high value targets, space hulks, and other strategic assets.

Those working in the Shipbreaking business mostly just think of themselves as freedom seekers. It can be a lonely profession, spending weeks at a time scouring the fringes of known space and beyond for signs of the next big score, but a thousand years of human history among the stars has left behind all manner of relics and goodies for the taking… for those brave (or foolish) enough to chase after them.

Captain Eliza Schneider’s all-female crew of the salvage vessel Star of Dawn is one such team brave enough to enter the lawless regions of space where there are no rules, and where justice is dispensed from the barrel of a hyper-velocity railgun.

Old & New is the first part of a multi-part series following the adventures of the Star of Dawn’s crew as they find new targets for salvage… and end up embroiled in something much bigger and more dangerous than merely salvaging derelict spacecraft.

 

SUPERHERO ROMANCE

 

ELLY’S TALES
Book 3

by Scott Kujawa

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Elly returns!

Elly hunts for the secret organization spreading chaos throughout Ellyville. Working with Rylee, Skylar, and Kasumi, the four fight to end the threat.

The first battle happens at the drive-in, and their adventures escalate from there. Elly finds herself drawn into the alternate realities. Portals need closed. Meeting the Skylar who came from another version of Ellyville and the evil version of Elly is inevitable.

The relationships between Elly and Rylee deepen, as does Skylar’s and Kasumi’s.

Will Elly and her companions protect Ellyville? Will they allow Skylar and Evil Elly access to their reality? What happens with Captain Kansas when the four interrogate the police captain about being a member of the secret organization? These questions and other surprises are revealed in this installment of Elly of Ellyville.

 

HUMOR 

 

FOUNDATION

by Serena J. Bishop

Available in Kindle Unlimited

This humorous short story bundle contains three intertwined tales that take place before the events of the novel, Leveled.

Sisters: After Perse and Missy both experience a terrible and demoralizing day, Missy decides a night out is just what they need to brighten their spirits. And to boost Perse’s self-confidence.

Mission: Marriage: While on a cruise with friends, Stef comes to the conclusion that she’s ready for a long-term relationship again and is convinced she can design the perfect system to make that happen. But she’ll need the input from her friends, and a flirtatious waitress, to get the ball rolling.

The Interview: After a mock interview conducted by her family, Perse is ready to face the last hurdle to secure her dream job. All she needs to do is keep her anxiety in check and hope the interviewers don’t ask any off-the-wall questions. As long as that happens, she’ll be fine. Yeah, she’ll be just fine.

The novel, Leveled, will be released on September 8, 2020.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

A FAIRYTALE OF POSSIBILITIES

by Kiki Archer

narrated by Ella Lynch

Wedding planner Lauren Hilliard weaves fairytales out of possibilities. It’s her business and she’s good at it. Her brides love her for making their dreams come true but she’s not managed to make the magic happen for herself – yet.

Trouble is, Lauren’s in love with her best friend and has been for eleven hopeless years. Years in which she’s secretly imagined the fairytale of possibilities if she had the courage to speak…which she hasn’t. So she doesn’t. And she won’t.

But what if the feelings are mutual?

 

LONGING FOR YOU
A Wild for You Novel: Book 1

by Jenny Frame

narrated by Keira Grace

Alexis Villiers’s best friend, the Principe of the Debrek clan, is newly bonded to Amelia, and Alexis hasn’t felt so alone for centuries. No longer her leader’s closest confidante, Alexis has to face the ever growing longing she has for the Debrek housekeeper, Katie Brekman.

Katie is enjoying her new role as head housekeeper for the Debreks. All she has to worry about is the moody, bad tempered Alexis. Katie has no idea why Alexis dislikes her so much, or why she has refused to feed from her. Certainly Amelia’s theory that Alexis is attracted to Katie couldn’t possibly be true. Katie can’t imagine her showing any kind of emotion, let alone attraction.

When Katie is attacked amid a burgeoning vampire-witch war, Alexis is set to go against everything her clan believes in. Forced to face her longing for Katie, she is torn between opening her heart to a human and abandoning her clan when they need her the most.

 

A TIME OF PERFECT CHANGE
Taylor & Kaitlyn: Book 1

by Leslye Marks

narrated by Lori Prince

A mandatory meeting and a chance encounter. Two strangers bond over their shared warped sense of humor. Once things change, there’s no going back. But, sometimes changes are absolutely perfect and happen just at the perfect time!

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

PROJECT LAUGHTER

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

TB Markinson shares an embarrassing story with her Can You Spot Me a Fiver? guest post. TB and Clare Lydon are giving away Amazon Gift Cards and a signed copy of One Golden Summer

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


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A Car Too Awful to Nick by Renee Dahlia

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

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

Take it away, Renee.

A Car Too Awful to Nick

I was going to write about how we nearly ended up with a goat as a pet in the inner city, but after reading everyone else’s stories, I realised that story wasn’t up to the mark. I’d have to dig deeper into my collection of wild things that have happened to me and find something a lot more… well, more.

This is the story about a car I owned and the time it got stolen. When I was a uni student, I used to get up at an ungodly hour to go to work looking after racehorses. To save time, I had a little routine. I’d lay out my clothes beside the bed, then when the alarm went off at 4am, I’d throw on my clothes, grab a banana to eat, and jump in my crappy car to drive to work. This car cost me $200; it had no locks, and a huge hole in the radiator. I had to put water in it more often than petrol. Well, when I say no locks, it technically had them, but you could open them with a stick, so not really “working locks that actually locked the car.”

One morning, I jumped in the car and had to readjust the seat and mirror. I’m super short (5’1) and that morning I couldn’t reach the pedals. I don’t actually remember the details but knowing my uni days, I was probably a little hungover as well as half asleep, so I just moved the seat, turned on the car and started driving to work. When I was turning into the driveway, I realised that I was out of fuel.

“Fucking piece of shit car. Now it has a hole in the gas tank. Damn it, I need a new car.”

I slammed the door and went to work. I never really considered it work because I got to spend hours hanging out with racehorses. After the morning shift, and the horses were exercised, washed, and fed, the boss would feed everyone breakfast, then I’d go off to uni where I’d often be seen sleeping through calculus. Still passed though!

It wasn’t until I got back to my share house later that morning that one of my flatmates mentioned that they’d seen a car just like mine driving past the pub the night before that I remembered that the seat and mirror had been in the wrong place. The theory was that someone stole my car, realised it was awful, and returned it. The world’s most polite thief? (Probably one of my flatmate’s mates, but I’ll never know for sure).

But you know the thing that annoyed me the most. They used all my petrol and I was poor. How rude!

The best part of this story is that a few months later, someone from work offered me $300 for it, so I sold the car for more than I bought it for. He actually only gave me $290 in cash. But I’d say we both got a win in the end.

GIVEAWAY

 

LIABILITY
Farrellton Foster Family: Book 2

by Renee Dahlia

NEVE LEE, mechanic and ex-porn star, has saved up enough to grow her garage business in the direction of her dreams—restoring old cars. She used the job as Maiden Heaven to save up enough money to start her own mechanic’s shop, and now she’s branched out to buy an ancient Mini to restore. Crashing the car into someone’s garden wall might just end her dream until she can pay for the damage. She doesn’t expect the owner of the wall to be a fan of hers, and when Jessica proposes to invest in her restoration business, Neve can’t resist. The money gets her closer to her goals, and Jessica… Well, she’s hot and doesn’t judge her for her past. A foster kid who was shuttled through many homes before she ended up with Mrs Farrellton, Neve has put the issues with her birth parents behind her. Or so she thinks. A letter will change everything she believed about herself…

JESSICA BEAUMONT is a self-made tech billionaire who lives alone in a mansion on the leafy north shore of Sydney. She is introverted and single, and very particular about how her life is set up. With wealthy white parents who think her queerness is ‘just a phase’, she’s focused on her tech business. She tells herself she’s happy, but in reality, she’s hiding a guilty secret and feels like she’d be a liability to a partner. When Neve crashes, literally, into her house, Jessica wants to give something back to the porn star who helped her survive a tough time in her life. Her enthusiastic investment in Neve’s business is an excuse to be closer to Maiden Heaven. But will Jessica’s money and her guilt both prove to be the liability that Jessica always worried about. Can she learn to forgive herself, and will Neve forgive her when Jessica’s fan fetish screws up everything between them?

Please be aware that this book contains descriptions of death during an accident and subsequent injury to one of the main characters, drug addiction, foster kid meeting a biological parent.

  • 1 winner

Liability Giveaway

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Renee Dahlia is a bisexual writer of romance. She is an unabashed romance reader who loves feisty women and strong, clever men. Her books reflect this, with a sidenote of dark humour. Renée has a science degree in physics. When not distracted by the characters fighting for attention in her brain, she works in the horse-racing industry doing data analysis and writing magazine articles. When she isn’t reading or writing, Renée spends her time with her partner and four children, volunteers on the local cricket club committee, and is the Secretary of Romance Writers Australia.

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New Lesfic Goodies: August 11th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

TRAUMATIC LOVE

by Ellen Hoil

Dr. Nydia Rogers was stripped of her future long before she had one, she now lives day to day. Her life focused on being a trauma doctor and saving others, not herself. Jo Powers, a cop doing her best to make a difference, is a survivor of domestic violence because of someone she thought was her protector. Chance brings them together, but will real life keep them apart?For the first time in her life, Jo will use every bit of charm and romance to gain the trust of Nydia to soothe both their wounds. Will it be enough to win the heart of the emotionally scarred doctor? Traumatic Love includes themes of surviving domestic violence, abuse, and bullying and is recommended for mature readers.

 

SPARK
The Hellfire Quartet: Book 1

by Hildred Billings & Cynthia Dane

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Bree sees Hellfire as her permanent escape. A place where she can forget her old relationships and seek out new, temporary pleasures. Yet when she sees the woman of her dreams on the night of a big key party, Bree knows she must have her – even if for only tonight.

Yet Amelia isn’t a woman who gives her heart as easily as she gives her body. Fresh from a heartbreaking divorce, she’s in Hellfire to get back in the dating game, convinced that a night of senseless fun with a stranger will erase her sadness.

When Bree ends up in her dream girl’s room, Amelia is more than surprised. They both like women, but there is something about this encounter that is new to them both. For Amelia, it’s her first taste of a real romance with another woman. For Bree, it’s the first inkling that true love might be real after all.

It helps that Bree possesses the perfect key for Amelia’s closely-guarded handcuffs…

 

FLIGHT TO PARADISE

by Gail Newman

Sara Burton had dreams of being a writer. A fateful meeting with the glamourous Claire Elliot derailed those dreams and has sent Sara on an adventure into the world of movie making. Joining her on the way is her best friend and sidekick Chole. Sara’s content in her role as assistant to Claire. That is, until a series of unexplained events and secrets cause Sara to question whether she is involved in a movie plot of her own. What parts do Claire’s insufferable agent, Abby and the mysterious French actress Claudine Monet play? More importantly, for Sara, what role does she play in all of this.

 

ONE SHOT AT LOVE

by Annette Mori

Blair returns to her hometown after the death of her sister. She’s always been an activist, but this time she vows to use her voice to advocate for better gun control. At her lowest point, she meets Maribel, an irresistible, sexy woman who proves to be an enigma to Blair. Maribel can’t help approaching the weeping woman. When she learns the origin of her grief, Maribel thinks she is the last person who should form a friendship with Blair.

Ultimately, the allure is too much for Maribel, but how long can she keep her secret and continue to nurture their burgeoning feelings for one another.

A committed left-wing social activist could never fall for the poster child of the NRA. Unless taking that one shot at love matters more than anything else.

 

CALL TO ME

by Helena Harte

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Ash Smith is determined to make something of herself, and she knows enough about love to know it’s not what she wants right now. That is, until she finds Java, a beautiful, abandoned dog who steals her heart.

Dr Evie Jackson is all about stability. She and her son live a calm, happy life, and passing dalliances are all she’ll allow so she keeps her heart, and her son, safe.

When Ash and Evie meet at the Hound Hotel where Evie volunteers, sparks fly. But will they answer love’s call, or will they let it pass them by?

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

HOPELESS ROMANTIC

by Georgia Beers

Teddi Baker used to believe in happily ever after. It’s why she became a wedding planner and worked so hard to make her business, Hopeless Romantic, successful. But after the catastrophe of her own marriage, Teddi loses her heart, her hope, and half of her assets. She is officially jaded, but she needs every job she can get to make ends meet. When bride-to-be Kelly Scott walks in, Teddi is ready. Until she comes face-to-face with Kelly’s sister: Leah Scott, her ex-wife’s divorce attorney. The one who helped ruin her life.

Leah Scott wears her heart on her sleeve, an odd characteristic for a divorce attorney. When her father left her stay-at-home mom with barely enough money to survive, she recognized her calling. But Leah still believes in happiness and no one deserves it more than her sister. If only Kelly didn’t insist on using a wedding planner who hates Leah’s guts…despite the unexpected and wholly unwanted chemistry between them.

 

BACK TO RUBY’S
Ruby’s Bar: Book 2

by KC Luck

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The bar is open and all your friends at Ruby’s are back.

Rey and Marty are the best of friends… but could they someday be more? And what will it take to finally bring them together? Maybe a place like Ruby’s.

 

A LOVE THAT LEADS TO HOME

by Ronica Black

High school science teacher Carla Sims is successful and happy with a network of close friends. But in affairs of the heart, she’s newly alone and happy to stay that way. After receiving a phone call from her aunt, she rushes across the country to be by her dying grandmother’s side.

Janice Carpenter is a recently divorced literature professor who can’t seem to get her best friend’s daughter, Carla, out of her mind. Ever since Carla came out, Janice has been inexplicably fascinated by her, and when she sees her again, her feelings are uncontainable. Before she knows it, she’s offering Carla a quiet place to stay to regain her balance during her visit.

Under the same roof, the fiery passion neither wants to end bursts free. But Carla was never planning to stay, and Janice struggles to come out. Will Carla and Janice realize that the road to home is closer than they think before love flees?

 

IN THE CARDS

by Kimberly Cooper Griffin

Daria Fleming’s in a rut, and on a whim, she decides to visit a psychic. There has to be more to life than work, home, repeat ad nauseam. The cards tell her she’s right, and lo and behold, Daria meets Phaedra Jean-Julien, a vibrant street performer who represents everything Daria knows is missing in her life. Unfortunately, Daria has responsibilities which include taking care of her autistic kid sister, and Phaedra has sworn off relationships due to reasons she doesn’t want to go into. But fighting their attraction only drives the passion higher.

Can Daria find a way to bring love into her life without disturbing the careful routine she thinks her sister needs to thrive? Can Phaedra overcome her struggles before they destroy the promise of new love? Maybe the advice of the mysterious tarot card reader is what they need to guide them along their path to one another.

 

HOPES AND DREAMS

by PJ Trebelhorn

Riley Warren has spent her entire life in the same small town in Upstate New York. There aren’t many prospects for true love, but she keeps hoping she’ll find it somehow. She dreams of owning the small movie theater she manages, but that takes money, which is hard to get when you live paycheck to paycheck.

Victoria Thayer has fallen for a woman more interested in her money than her heart for the last time. When she runs into Riley, the first girl she ever had a crush on, at their high school reunion, she’s hoping there might just be a chance for the kind of relationship she’s always wanted. But Victoria can’t help wondering if Riley too is only after her money, and Riley can’t seem to forgive the fact that Victoria was part of a group of kids who used to bully her.

When hopes and dreams are on the line, will true love find a way?

 

BLADES OF BLUEGRASS

by D. Jackson Leigh

Captain Britt Story lost more than her left arm in Afghanistan. She lost faith in honor and humanity when her command’s failure to act cost a young soldier’s life, turning Britt into a ticking political time bomb the U.S. Army and her father, an influential senator, are desperate to disarm.

Occupational therapist First Lieutenant Teddy Alexander was thrust into the national spotlight when she successfully petitioned to receive survivor’s benefits after her wife was killed in Afghanistan days before DOMA was repealed. Six years later, she remains safely cocooned in the past by her military family until her assignment to rehab Captain Story drags them both into a confusing battle between duty, consequences, and hot attraction.

 

SERENITY

by Jesse J. Thoma

We all have things in life we cannot change. Serenity is in the acceptance.

Kit Marsden is proud that she’s put her heroin use in the past. She’d really just prefer if no one made a big deal about it so she can move on with her life. After all, people hear the word “heroin,” smile politely, and run for the hills. Kit would have more success ignoring her past if her NA meetings weren’t at the library where she nearly died. Plus, she can’t stop thinking about the librarian, Thea Harris.

Thea’s desperate to protect her library and keep it a safe place for the community. She’s used to keeping her life orderly and predictable, working hard, and preparing for every possibility at work and at home. But nothing prepares her for Kit Marsden.

 

YOUNG ADULT ROMANCE

 

A TALE OF SEDUCTION
Stephanie’s Story: Book 1

by Monique S

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Maureen is a gorgeous highly intelligent Irish redhead studying medicine and psychology aiming for dual PHDs and becoming a researcher. She earns her keep and cost of her courses by working at the emergency reception of the hospital as an auxilliary nurse.

Her housemates are Bhavana, an equally beautiful Indian woman, studying design and already working as an interior designer. Her partner is Madelaine, an elegant and pretty petite French girl studying English.

Maureen is yet to find a partner for herself, this is the story of how that happens.

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

GUARDING HEARTS
The Love and Courage Series: Book 3

by Jaycie Morrison

Sergeant Bett Smythe and Lieutenant Gale Rains are building a life together, despite the risks in the tightly closeted world of the Women’s Army Corps. When another couple, Captain Kathleen Hartley and Lieutenant Victoria Whitman, invite Bett and Rain to a dinner party, they’re introduced to the lesbian underground on the base.

Kat and Whit have had a turbulent relationship, and as a budding friendship deepens, Kat’s attraction to Rain threatens both couples’ futures. When Whit’s friend is accused of sexually assaulting a recruit, the ensuing investigation impacts them all, professionally and personally.

As the Battle of the Bulge rages overseas, the bounds of love and friendship are tested. Whit will do almost anything to preserve what she has with Kat, but who is the real threat? And can Bett protect her relationship from the very real dangers close to heart and home?

Trigger Warning: F/F Sexual harassment

 

FANTASY

 

BLOODRING

by Mildred Gail Digby

Lark Greenpool became a Guardian at just the wrong time. A forbidden artifact known as a Bloodring has been awoken. It released a malevolent energy that threatens to destroy the barrier that protects Lark’s world from the Outside and it’s the Guardians’ job to put it right.

Help arrives in the form of an ambassador from the Ringsworn, the people who made the Bloodring. Violet Ironwrought is prickly, most likely very dangerous, dislikes everyone, and is completely fascinating to Lark. After a rocky start, friendship blossoms between the two women, and slowly grows into something much more than that.

When circumstances threaten to separate them, Lark has to decide where her loyalties lie, and what she is willing to risk to protect not only herself, but the woman who has become the most important part of her life.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

MOON FEVER
The S.P.E.A.R. Mission Files: Book 2

by Ileandra Young

Danika Karson, recently promoted team leader within the Supernatural Prohibition, Extermination, and Arrest Regiment (SPEAR), is tasked with containing a new pack of werewolves who have entered Angbec and staked their claim with violence and brutality. Their ferocious rampage not only endangers humans but falsely implicates Wensleydale Gordan, dear friend and alpha of the smaller, more vulnerable Dire Wolf pack.

With such powerful adversaries, Danika must again enlist the help of Rayne: girlfriend, fellow agent, and powerful vampire. Unfortunately, Rayne has more personal matters on her mind. The full moon approaches, and with it, supernatural compulsions that threaten to consume Rayne and Danika in a wave of passion and blood.

Wolves fight for supremacy, Rayne struggles for control, and Danika wants nothing more than to save them all. But when the full moon rises, can she win against the moon fever?

 

SYLVER AND GOLD

by Michelle Larkin

Boston Homicide Detective Reid Sylver closes every case that comes her way. Her secret? She can talk to the dead.

Reid’s perfect record has earned her the freedom to work with the only partner she can tolerate: a scarred one-eyed mastiff called Mugshot. Then the new boss saddles her with rookie London Gold. How will she keep her gift a secret with this ambitious rookie underfoot?

London Gold has dreamed of being a homicide detective since long before she became a cop. Now she has a chance to learn from the woman she’s idolized for years. Breaking through the detective’s tough shell won’t be easy, but she’s determined to learn the secret behind Reid’s success.

Both women are surprised by their chemistry as they work feverishly to find a tech-savvy killer who stalks his victims from afar. Just one problem: the killer’s now stalking them.

 

SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

GLORIOUS DAY

by Skye Kilaen

The bodyguard is a traitor. The princess is her one true love. And the revolution is almost here.

Elsenna Hazen left spaceport security and ended up a royal bodyguard. She should have known better than to fall in love with a princess. It’s been two years since one ill-advised kiss in the garden pulled them apart. With uprisings in the streets, the nervous princess transfers Elsenna back into her service. Her Highness has no idea Elsenna is leaking data to the revolutionaries bent on overthrowing the princess’s oppressive father.

When rebel attacks escalate and the king plans retaliation, Elsenna discovers that the fights for her love and her life are one and the same.

 

ALSEA RISING: GATHERING STORM
Chronicles of Alsea: Book 9

by Fletcher DeLancey

The space elevator makes Alsea a new threat, one the Voloth are determined to neutralize. But Lancer Tal has been preparing for this with every weapon at hand, including her own bondmate. In orbit, Captain Ekatya Serrado is fighting her own battle with a hostile admiral who is suspicious of her divine tyree bond. Amidst the mobilization for war, romance blossoms, familiar faces return, and a warrior’s honor is restored. Life and love will endure, even in a gathering storm.

 

SCI-FI

 

HIGH PROTECTOR
Knight Protector: Book 3

by Rachel Ford

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Kaladorn. Slave born.

Rohana knew her destiny. She’d been born to serve her king, to live and die at his command. She hadn’t questioned when he ordered his armies into the frozen North, to fight a queen who threatened the South.

Except, Queen Ilaria has never been a threat to their nation. On a frozen field of battle, Rohana learns the truth. And she has one moment to make a decision.

One moment, for a slave to rewrite the fate of two empires.

 

GENERAL FICTION

 

QUAKE CITY

by St John Karp

Andre met his best friend Amy on a night like tonight. The way Amy tells it she had to stop him from climbing over the bar at Aunty Bob’s to punch the bartender, though if you ask Andre he’ll say, “What? That never happened. I don’t even know what you’re saying to me right now.”

Now Amy is worryingly missing in action, and Andre goes to Aunty Bob’s on a quest to find her. No sooner does he walk in with his depressingly heterosexual date than his best hat is spirited away by a lesbian in the throes of breaking up with her girlfriend. She in turn has it stolen from her when she starts a fight with two twinks at the bar. The hat makes its way around Aunty Bob’s from one head to another, giving glimpses into the dozens of stories playing out at the same time, unaware of each other but colliding in catastrophic ways. Can Andre find Amy before this party devolves into a nightmare of broken hearts, malevolent drag queens, and spontaneous human combustion? Or has it always happened this way, every night, at Aunty Bob’s Quake City Club?

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

ENTANGLED

by Melissa Brayden

narrated by Melissa Sternenberg

Josephine Wilder’s torrid love affair is with Tangle Valley Vineyard, her family’s legacy. She’s grown up dreaming between the vines. She’s always had secret ideas about how to make the place shine, so when it passes to her, Joey vows to make Tangle Valley everything she knows it can be. Her biggest obstacle? That overly commercial hotel going up, and the uppity manager trying to kill the vineyard’s rustic charm.

Becca Crawford loves to unwind with a good glass of wine. An astute business woman who has climbed the hospitality ladder, she’s the perfect person to head up Elite Resorts’ newest property, The Jade Hotel, and give tourists all the luxury they desire. As a bonus, The Jade is not far from the cutest vineyard with the best pinot she’s ever tasted. If only the captivating owner would get on board with her plan and stop badmouthing the hotel to everyone in town.

Is it possible that a nice glass of red could help Becca and Joey see each other in a new and alluring light?

 

BEFORE SHE LEFT
The Gulfport Mystery Series: Book 2

by Alison R. Solomon

narrated by Alison R. Solomon

A missing girlfriend. Abandoned spouses. A detective who doesn’t want to investigate.

Ella Jay has vanished without a trace. Her passionate, strong-willed fiancée, Breezy Carmichael, is terrified that something sinister has happened to her. The detective assigned to the case thinks Breezy should accept she’s been dumped. But Breezy senses something strange going on. For no apparent reason, in this small town of Gulfport, Florida, where everyone knows everyone else’s business, husbands and wives are deserting their spouses. Could Ella’s disappearance be part of the same mystery? When the detective makes a shocking discovery about Ella, Breezy must decide whether to listen to her head, which tells her to walk away, or to her mostly unreliable gut which tells her to keep searching. The decision she makes could be the difference between life and death.

 

UNDER PARR
Norfolk Coast Investigations: Book 2

by Andrea Bramhall

narrated by Henrietta Meire

December 5th, 2013 left its mark on the North Norfolk Coast in more ways than one. A tidal surge and storm swept millennia-old cliff faces into the sea and flooded homes and businesses up and down the coast. It also buried a secret in the WWII bunker hiding under the golf course at Brancaster. A secret kept for years, until it falls squarely into the lap of Detective Sergeant Kate Brannon and her fellow officers.

A skeleton, deep inside the bunker.

How did it get there? Who was he…or she? How did the stranger die – in a tragic accident or something more sinister? Well, that’s Kate’s job to find out.

 

SURGEON
Forest Vale Hospital: Book 1

by Emily Hayes

narrated by Debbie Miller Nelson

World class heart surgeon, Katherine Ross meets a young woman anonymously on a dating app. When each woman realizes who the other really is, can they find a way to turn their intense passion into love?

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

She finds an intense forbidden passion with the mysterious Sophia.

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

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

PROJECT LAUGHTER

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

Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue provides chuckles with her MULLET MAYHEM guest post. Nicole is giving away 1 ecopy of Beyond the Lights

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Can You Spot Me a Fiver? by TB Markinson

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

Today, TB Markinson (pssst: I run I Heart Lesfic) is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Clare Lydon and TB are giving away Amazon Gift Cards and a signed copy of One Golden Summer. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Can You Spot Me a Fiver?

Back in March of 2020, which seems like years and years ago, I traveled to London to stay with Clare Lydon and attend some book events (one of which ended up getting cancelled).

We also planned a few days in Whitstable to do some research for our cowrite: One Golden Summer.

Before we left London for the weekend stay, I asked Clare if I needed to grab some cash to have on hand. In my experience, some pubs in smaller towns either preferred or only accepted cash.

She waved me off, saying it wasn’t necessary.

For the most part, it was fine.

However, one night, we went to a pub, and when it was my turn to buy a round, I was relieved to see a credit card machine behind the bar. I not so confidently strode up to the bartender (ordering beer for Clare Lydon isn’t as easy as it sounds, but I’ll save that story for later), and before I requested the items we needed, I asked if I could pay with a card.

The answer was yes, but there was a 5-pound minimum.

Clare only wanted a half pint, and I already had a drink. So, I added two bags of crisps (potato chips for American readers) to get the total to the minimum.

The bartender filled the half pint and tossed the bags on the counter. I presented my card. He inserted it into the reader and waited.

And waited.

And waited some more.

As it turned out, the machine couldn’t get a connection.

I glanced over my shoulder at Clare, but she was staring at the wall. Not because she was drunk, but this particular pub had interesting artwork on the blood-red walls. If my memory serves, there was an end of the world vibe. Or demons. Is there a difference between the two?

Finally, I had to go ask Clare for cash.

Which she happily handed over, because she’s a good friend.

When I got back to the bartender, I was too embarrassed to say I didn’t want the crisps anymore because I’d only ordered them to meet the credit card purchase minimum. We’d both just had massive fish and chips, and I wasn’t hungry. Turned out, Clare wasn’t either.

The bags stayed in the Airbnb for the entire weekend, neither of us ripping one open. I ended up packing them in my backpack, and when I was on the plane home, about the second hour in, I became quite famished. While rummaging through my bag, since I was on an airline that doesn’t provide food, I found the crisps.

Given all the drama around getting back to the US during the pandemic, I don’t think I ever thanked Clare for the crisps. So, thanks, Clare. You kept me from starving on the six-hour flight.

And, even with all the extenuating circumstances, we actually got One Golden Summer written and published. There’s a scene in the story when my character doesn’t have cash and needs to ask Clare’s character for a fiver—not once but twice. At least my embarrassment paid off.

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the release of One Golden Summer, cowritten with Clare Lydon, we’ve put together a giveaway. The grand prize includes a signed copy of One Golden Summer and a $50 Amazon gift card. Two other winners will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. Click here to enter. 

One Golden Summer:

Would you trade fame for love?

Saffron Oliver is the golden girl. Golden hair. Golden skin. Golden movie career.

Only one problem: she hates it.

She flees to her sister’s seaside town – where she meets the confident & charming Kirsty McBride.

Kirsty is everything Saffron wants to be. Perhaps also, everything she wants.

But Saffron can’t have it all. So now, she has to decide: does she crave Kirsty enough to blow up her golden life?

Best-selling lesbian romance authors Clare Lydon & TB Markinson have written a sizzling lesbian love story about not being afraid and going after what you really want.

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

T.B. Markinson is an American writer based in Massachusetts, who has been lucky enough to live in Britain for six years and in Ireland for a year and a half. 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.

She runs the website I Heart Lesfic and cohosts the Lesbians Who Write podcast.

Click here for a longer version.

 

CONNECT WITH TB MARKINSON

Twitter / Website  / Lesbians Who Write

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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