New Lesfic Goodies: November 24th 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

 

CHRISTMAS IN MISTLETOE

by Clare Lydon

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What happens if you hate Christmas, but get stranded in Mistletoe?

Fran Bell is a music exec who’s welded to her career. Even when her parents move to a sleepy village called Mistletoe, she still vows to work through Christmas. When she tells the locals, their shock is palpable.

One particular local stands out. Ruby O’Connell, a dazzling singer, and the last person Fran expects to find as her parents’ neighbour. They’ve crossed paths before in London. It wasn’t pretty.

When they’re thrown together to organise a Christmas festival, their relationship starts to thaw. But when old tensions boil up, can Fran and Ruby make the Mistletoe magic stick?

Best-selling author Clare Lydon brings you a festive story to pep up your year, set in a twinkly village with a cast of laugh-out-loud characters. If you love Hallmark Christmas movies but have been longing for one with two female leads, it’s time to get swept up in this Christmas cracker of a romance!

 

ABOUT LAST NIGHT

by Hildred Billings & Cynthia Dane

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Nyla Deng has been slinging drinks in Paradise, Taipei’s foremost nightclub, long enough to know the two main rules. The first is to always give patrons the best customer service in town.

The second?

Don’t. Fraternize.

Simple enough for Nyla, who prefers to date “normal” girls instead of the clueless heiresses and cynical businesswomen who blow off steam in Paradise. Yet when has a drink with Terry Tsao, one of Shanghai’s most wayward heiresses, she quickly loses control and wakes up in Terry’s bed.

With a piece of paper that refuses to let this stay a simple one-night stand.

 

LOVE IN ACTION

Unexpected Love Series: Book 2

by Frankie Duncan

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Hollywood comes to Scotland, for the filming of a new epic tale of highland romance, the boundaries between reality and fairytale become blurred. It takes a brave heart to keep believing and this romantic comedy challenges you to find out if you too would be brave enough to trust your own heart.

Kat is a force of nature; a free spirited woman who knows how to have fun and never wants to be tied down. Kat, loves life, women, gin and sex although not always in that order.

Jennifer Michaels is an oscar winning American actress, often described as “one of the best actresses of her generation.” At 53, she had led a full career but little is known about her personal life although that has never stopped the rumour factory.

When Jen arrives in Kat’s village she is handed an opportunity, to which she cannot say no. A simple “yes” sets in motion a series of events with an outcome, neither expected.

This slow burn, age gap romance with its festive cheer will leave you in no doubt what you’ll be asking Santa for this Christmas.

 

BISEXUAL EROTICA

 

THE FIRST LADY

Jade’s Erotic Adventures: Book 32

by Victoria Rush

When Jade bumps into an incognito First Lady during a political convention in town, the two strike up a conversation in her local coffee shop. After the First Lady hears about Jade’s attempt to provide support for her husband’s political campaign, she invites her to Washington to attend a gala event at the White House.

When the two women meet again at the gala, sparks begin to fly between them while they struggle to control their growing feelings for one another. During a break in the event, they excuse themselves from the proceedings and meet in the White House powder room, where they enjoy a brief but intense tryst.

The following day, the First Lady calls Jade at her hotel where they clandestinely meet up once again to have a sexy romp in her hotel room. But it’s not until Liz invites Jade to spend a night in the Lincoln Bedroom and the President catches them in the throes of passion that things begin to get really interesting…

 

HISTORICAL FANTASY

 

COLOURS OF DAWN

From the Ashes of Victory: Book 4

by Cameron Darrow

Available in Kindle Unlimited

In a time of new beginnings, the past still holds power over the future.

With the EVE Witchcraft Conservatory on the verge of opening its doors, Millie Brown and the newly-minted Doctor Victoria Ravenwood return home to Longstown changed. After years-long battles both figurative and literal, they are welcomed back just in time to have the futures of 24 would-be witches placed in their hands while the eyes of the world watch.

But the past will not let go so easily, and Millie, Victoria and Katya will have to find the courage to face it or risk shattering EVE from the inside out. To do so, they will need each other more than ever, and in ways they never imagined. Emotions run high as change runs rampant, and only the strength of their love for one another as friends, lovers and sisters will determine whether they lead EVE into a gathering dusk or a bright new dawn.

 

SCI-FI EROTIC ROMANCE

 

HUNTING ASTRID

by Thea Landen

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Astrid has yet to find romance on the Zeta-16 space station. All that changes when Tabitha, a former soldier, applies for a job at her company. Since Astrid has been hurt before, she devises a plan: she suggests they enter the simulations used to test applicants and fight their way through, making herself the grand prize. Everything they want is within reach, but will Tabitha hunt her down?

 

ROMANTIC THRILLER 

 

MOON OVER ST. AUGUSTINE

Moon Over America Series: Book 1

by Renn Loraine

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Meg doesn’t believe in ghosts. And yet…

One night in a foggy St. Augustine cemetery, Meghan Thomas is startled by a beautiful woman who seems to have stepped out of Florida’s Spanish past. Stunned, but thinking the woman needs help, Meg follows her – only to discover she has disappeared.

The incident leaves Meg unnerved, but it’s only the beginning of what happens next: faint footsteps in her apartment at night, the sound of small items scraping across surfaces, and furniture that seems to have moved of its own accord.

And then one day – among the graceful palm trees and historic buildings of the oldest city in the U.S. – Meg seems to be the only one who sees the sensual woman in the black mantilla and long red skirt moving through the ancient coquina streets. Meg follows, not knowing the way leads to a mystery – and the woman who will change her life forever.

Thrilling, sexy, and romantic, Moon over St. Augustine is a slow burn f/f romance.

 

NOT MY CAREER

Femme Protectors Series: Book 4

by Aria Storm

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Rachel has just finished shooting her documentary on Havana for her thesis project. She is celebrating on her small ship with her professors, when a drenched beautiful woman climbs through her cabin window identifying herself as a CIA agent, and pleads for Rachel’s help getting a mysterious package to her partner in Florida.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

THE HOLIDAY TREATMENT

by Elle Spencer

narrated by Lori Prince

By day, Holly Hudson’s a story editor for Wifetime Network. By night, she’s the writer for the network’s very cheesy, very straight holiday romance series -Christmas in Evermore. Holly took the job to accomplish exactly one thing: A gay Christmas movie. She’s been shot down before, but things start to look up when Meredith Drake unexpectedly moves into the network’s holiday division.

On the heels of a brief (but totally hot) fling, Holly and Meredith agree to keep things professional now that they’ll be working together. Especially since the network has a strict policy about workplace relationships. Instead, they vow to channel their passion into a pitch for the network’s first Christmas movie to feature two female leads.

In this contemporary romance, Holly and Meredith work to make the Yuletide gayer while discovering that happy endings aren’t only for the movies.

 

DEMON HUNTER ASHLYN

Sexy Demon Hunter Series: Book 2

by Riley Rose

narrated by Nikki Monroe

Ashlyn, Demon Hunter extraordinaire, is on the trail of Thalia, a sneaky succubus who’s having sex with everyone in town. Ashlyn’s job is to get rid of Thalia. The only problem is Thalia is the most beautiful, sexual creature Ashlyn has ever seen.

Will Ashlyn be able to fight her lust for Thalia or will her desire for the sexy succubus be too much for her? And what exactly can Thalia do with that sexy tail of hers anyway? Find out if Ashlyn will be seduced by the sexiest succubus ever!

 

OUTBACK BRED

A Woman Down Under Series: Book 2

by K’Anne Meinel

narrated by Rachel Quinn Haines

Melissa Lawrence swims ashore in Australia. She has no idea what to expect after escaping her captors. Since becoming Mel Lawrence, she finds her interests are expanding beyond just the “woman of means” role she had been raised to accept. After finding someone to teach her about becoming a grazer, she herds a flock of sheep into the Australian Outback.

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: November 17th 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

 

ACCIDENTAL HONEYMOON

by Miranda MacLeod

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Would you marry a woman you hate for a life-changing inheritance?

Monica’s business has been hit hard by a global recession, her ex-girlfriend is selling the house out from under her, and the hot handy ma’am, Ray, who was hired to fix up the place, turns out to be the most annoying woman on the planet. Could things get any worse?

All Ray wants is to finish her job and say adios to the world’s most high-maintenance client. But after being mistaken for Monica’s girlfriend, how can Ray walk away when going along with the charade would grant an old lady her dying wish? It’s not like Ray intended to be so charming that Monica’s grandmother would rewrite her will.

Now the unlikely couple stands to inherit a vineyard in rural New England and a heap of cash large enough to change both their lives. The only hitch? They have to get hitched. And since Monica is a professional wedding blogger, they’ll have to make it the wedding of the century while convincing two million followers they’re madly in love.

No problem, aside from the simple fact that they can’t stand each other. There’s a good chance the whole thing could end in disaster, but is it possible these enemies might find true love along the way?

Best-selling lesbian fiction author Miranda MacLeod has written a slow burn fake-relationship romance that will warm you through and through.

 

SHE’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

by Emily Hayes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

How do you find a way to tell the truth when you have been lying from the start?

A sizzling hot Age Gap Long Distance Online Christmas Romance.

Lucy Beckett is an Instagram sensation and top model who is exhausted with fame and the superficiality of her life. She creates a fake profile online to find real friends who don’t want her for all the wrong reasons.

She never expects to find a real intense soul connection with someone in the build up to Christmas.

Lucy’s new girlfriend is coming home for Christmas. Can Lucy find a way to finally tell the truth?

 

DETOUR

by Amy DeMeritt

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The winter months can be lean on jobs for a contractor like Zoey, so winning a bid with the county to plow some country roads is a financial blessing for her family. And it’s not such a bad gig, especially when she has a thermos full of hot coffee and some great bluegrass music to drown out the sound of the plow.

Megan hasn’t seen her best friend in over a year, so she decides to take a road trip with her recently newborn son to visit her in Cleveland. But when a road closure detours her to the middle of nowhere in rural Pennsylvania and a snowstorm strands them on the side of the road, it seems like she’ll never make it to see her best friend.

When Zoey rescues Megan and her son, it’s a bit tense and awkward at first. But as the ice thaws and they get to know each other, they start to grow fond of their chance encounter and love begins to blossom in their hearts. Perhaps, they’ll have a complete family for Christmas after all.

 

HOLD ME TIGHT

Catskill Crew Romance: Book 2

by Anna Cove

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Maybe this time, the matchmaker has met her match.

Skylar Woodhouse has found love for everyone in her life but herself. When she meets Joy Zahara, an adorable nerd and CEO of a popular ethical social media site, she finds someone she can’t resist. Skylar knows better than most that sometimes two people can’t help but fall in love. Even when, on paper, they’d make a terrible match. Even when they’re trying their hardest not to. But when it comes for her, will she have the strength to do what’s right?

 

SINS OF MERCY

The Complete Collection

by Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Life has not been kind to Mercy: her girlfriend is gone, she’s unappreciated in her corporate job, and depression has always haunted her. That’s how she came to stand on the bridge where she meets Acedia, the deity who oversees the Seven Sinners, bringers of peace and carnal healing.

Now Mercy must embark on a journey to reclaim the sinful delights in life, beginning with Lust, the crimson-colored deity who hopes to reawaken more than just a woman’s heart. But Mercy soon discovers that a spirit’s power is not meant for most mortal flesh – a dire thought, when there are seven ethereal women waiting for her, each with their own sinful agendas!

This is the complete collection containing all 9 parts! Lust, Avarice, Sloth, Envy, Wrath, Excess, Vanity and Acedia are awaiting you!

Trigger Warnings: Depression and Suicide Ideation.

 

LOVE STORIES 6-10

by Ellie Spark

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Love Stories 6-10 contains five of Ellie Spark’s most loved novellas. While characters do reappear in stories, these love stories can be read standalone and in any order. One fan said:

“This collection of novellas is a perfect antidote for when the real world gets a little too much to bear. Each of the books contain delightful characters, some good humor and believable moments of conflict that always resolve into a nice HEA ending.

The author’s writing style is fun, quick, breezy…It’s like these are great summertime books. And I also think that these stories are great for anyone who just simply likes good love stories, no matter who the lovers are.”

 

AFFINITY’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY CHRISTMAS ANTHOLOGY

Various Authors

Welcome to the festive season and Affinity’s limited release Christmas anthology celebrating the company’s 10th anniversary in business. Enjoy the all new Xmas musings from several of your favorite Affinity authors. Ali Spooner, Jen Silver, Del Robertson, Annette Mori, Natalie London, Samantha Hicks, and JM Dragon. There are even a few recipes that you will surely want to try for the parties and dinners with family and friends…or even on your own.

All proceeds will go to our authors’ nominated charity – Wayward Whiskers Cat Rescue – a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in San Antonio, Texas – founded in January 2013. They take in stray special needs cats, and kittens that may otherwise be abandoned or euthanized.

This book will only be available until the end of March 2021. Merry Christmas everyone!

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

SHIPWRECKED ON SAPPHO’S ISLAND

Sappho’s Island Series

by Les Mood

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Kristy was running from an unwanted marriage when the boat she was on sank in the Caribbean. Clinging to a piece of wreckage, she made it to Sappho’s Island, home to an exclusive resort for women who love women. When she accepts a job at the resort, Kristy discovers sex on the beach is more than just a drink choice at Sappho’s. Kristy is soon exploring the ways women can pleasure women while the one she really wants runs from her.

Marina  has been at Sappho’s for four years, and is satisfied having casual hook-ups with no heartstrings attached. She knows the woman who washed up on the beach would be more than a friend-with-benefits: she’d be a threat to her chosen lifestyle. Marina vows to avoid her at all costs. Until Kristy corners her in the shower.

 

EROTICA

 

G.I. HO

Real American Sex Toy Series: Book 1

by Riley Rose

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Crimson and Lady Kaye are super-sexy members of G.I. Ho (Government Issue Hero Ops), an elite special forces unit dedicated to taking down evil terrorist organization Viper.

When one of Viper’s top agents, The Countess, plans to kidnap a scientist, Crimson and Kaye are called into action. But The Countess is quite possibly the sexiest woman on the planet and an expert at turning women into her personal sex toys.

Will Crimson and Kaye be able to resist The Countess’s sensual body? Will they let The Countess test out al her wicked, kinky toys on them? And will they finally give in to their desire for each other?

 

FANTASY

 

FROM THE ASHES OF VICTORY

Books 1-3

by Cameron Darrow

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Everything the Great War took, a group of extraordinary witches will remake for themselves.

The First World War is over, the old world shattered and overturned. But one didn’t need to be anywhere near the fighting to have everything stripped away. Families, homes, identities lost, the witches of EVE were left at war’s end with only two things: their magical gifts and each other.

From the ashes of Allied victory and the Russian revolution, this group of survivors will forge for themselves something altogether new in a time when women aren’t even allowed to vote, let alone openly practice magic in public. Or love one another.

But not all threats to their budding coven come from without.

Secrets, lies and lingering trauma they’ve suffered could tear them apart as easily as the war tried to do. They will have to overcome and embrace all that they are to ensure the peace is a lasting one, and that no one will ever again suffer as they did.

Contains discussions of suicide/rape survival, but no depictions.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

SEX AND MURDER

The Succubus Files: Book 1

by Aria Storm

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Sexy and smoldering embers of my beautiful lady-friend still heat the bed. I am thrust into a dire emergency as I receive a call from an Immortal detective informing me that my ex-girlfriend is dead, murdered by some expression of power.

What had started out as a prolific morning, will soon become a state-of-emergency.

 

THE OTHER SIDE OF FORESTLANDS LAKE

by Carolyn Elizabeth

As kids, best friends Willa Dunn and Lee Chandler spend every summer together at the idyllic Upstate New York community of Forestlands Lake, nestled in the foothills of the Taconic Mountains. During the summer before they turn sixteen—just as the two are discovering that there might be something more to their friendship—a tragic accident befalls Willa’s family and without warning, Willa and Lee’s world is torn apart.

Twenty-five years later Willa is a successful author of the young adult ghost stories she loved to read as a child. She returns to the lake looking for a writer’s retreat and an opportunity to connect with her troubled teenage sister, Nicole.

Lee, now a single mother to her wise-beyond-her-years teenage daughter Maggie, is the director of the summer camp on the other side of Forestlands Lake.

Before Willa and Nicole even have the chance to unpack, their plans are upset by a mysterious young girl, a near drowning, and a surprise reunion. Soon Willa and Lee are working to protect the girls, reconcile their past and unearth the secrets surrounding Forestlands Lake—putting old ghosts to rest once and for all.

 

SCI-FI 

 

BLOOD SUCCESSION

Knight Protector: Book 4

by Rachel Ford

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A new queen. An ancient feud. A succession bought in blood.

The world changed in the blink of an eye. Once an estranged cousin to the king, Aria is now heir apparent to the South. With her nation still in the midst of an unjust war, torn by Byzantine politics and rampant treachery, the inheritance seems a curse. Not least of all because peacemaking between the distant branches of the royal family means marriage: her marriage.

Among the sycophants and assassins, politicians and spies, Aria knows who to trust: no one. She doesn’t trust her intended, Augustus. She doesn’t trust his smart talking half-sister, Terese. But when the young woman saves her life, the queen’s guard begins to slip.

Which is a problem. Because if she crosses the rest of the royal family, it won’t just be a war with the North she’ll have to contend with; it’ll be civil war.

 

CALLISTO 2.0

Shambhala Saga Series: Book 1

by Susan English

Available in Kindle Unlimited

She had to travel beyond the planet to discover her true self. Will she find the courage to walk through the doorway to a new future?

Shambhala Space Station, 2097. Solitary physicist Callisto (physics, after all, is a jealous mistress) never accepted conventional wisdom. So when she’s recruited to work on faster-than-light technology by a beautiful and mysterious older woman, she eagerly accepts the career opportunity at the women-only research station orbiting Earth’s moon. But her enthusiasm suffers when her first discovery is unexpected heartbreak.

Throwing herself into work on a problematic warp drive prototype, Calli blossoms in the utopian female community that shows her love and acceptance for the first time in her life. But when a twisted conspiracy, a disingenuous affair, and a disastrous betrayal test her place in this unique environment, the brilliant scientist must dig deep to find her moment of truth.

Will Calli embrace her destiny in an unexplored cosmos?

Callisto 2.0 is the transformative first book in the Shambhala Saga feminist science fiction series. If you like compassionate characters, deep-space intrigue, and hopeful visions of the future, then you’ll adore Susan English’s cosmic adventure.

 

ROMANTIC THRILLER

 

QUEEN OF HUMBOLDT

by Tagan Shepard

Marisol Soltero’s life is built on big scores and fast women. From her nightclub she rules over the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago with ruthless calculation. Though everyone knows her as the Queen of Humboldt, Marisol lives part of her life in the shadows. When she hears of an impending assassination attempt against the Governor of Illinois, those shadows threaten to ruin everything she’s built.

Governor Sabrina Sloane has spent her life cleaning up the streets, first as State’s Attorney in Chicago and then as Governor of Illinois. Every criminal to cross her path has ended up behind bars—except one. When that criminal saves her life, she’s forced to shine new light on everything she thought she knew.

As a mutual enemy forces them together, Marisol and Sloane must work as a team in a fight for their lives. Can they overcome their differences and their growing attraction to find their way to freedom? And can Governor Sloane ever bring herself to trust the Queen of Humboldt?

 

GRAY MATTERS

by Dolores Arden

Remy Devereux is an ace homicide detective with the SFPD. At work, she’s embroiled in a months-long murder investigation that has yet to show any signs of breaking. At home, she’s on the skids with her soon-to-be ex-girlfriend, while nightmares of the gruesome murder scene keep her up at night.

On the other side of the country, Giana Falco has just made the biggest change in her life. She’s ended her engagement and now she’s moving to the west coast to take a job as a forensic scientist in a town where she knows practically no one. It’s either the bravest or the stupidest thing she’s ever done.

Sparks begin to fly the moment Remy and Giana meet. Remy has never seen a woman more intelligent or more beautiful than her new colleague, but she knows that allowing herself to fall for a straight woman would be a uniquely masochistic kind of folly. For her part, Giana is intrigued by the tall and reticent detective. She sees no reason why the two of them shouldn’t become the best of friends.

The stakes couldn’t be higher as the two women put their heads together to work the case, drawing ever closer to finding the killer—and ever closer to finding each other. Try as they might to ignore it, the attraction they feel becomes something neither one of them can deny.

 

LITERARY FICTION

 

TURN AGAIN TO LIFE

by A. Zukowski

I stared at the photographs, mesmerised by the mystery of the two women. Their bodies and skin have been frozen in time, turned porcelain white and uncovered on the north face of Mont Blanc. They were once lost to the eternal silence of the snowy peaks, waiting to tell their stories. Who were these two unknown mountaineers to each other, and why were they summiting unaided, alone at the pinnacle of wilderness? My search unfolds as a love affair in early twentieth-century England comes to life.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

LIX

Lix Club: Book 1

by Emily Hayes

narrated by Violet Dixen

Quinn is the handsome, yet guarded owner of LA’s most exclusive women-only club, Lix – an incredible adult playground where fantasies do come true. Can Lauren find a way to seduce Quinn and explore the magical world of Lix?

A sizzling hot butch/femme age-gap lesbian romance with light BDSM themes by Emily Hayes.

Lauren is curious to explore the enigmatic nightclub Lix and also her own sexuality. When she meets the club owner, Kelly Quinn, she is blown away by Quinn’s charm and natural dominance. Quinn is fiercely guarded, and Quinn is a player. Can Lauren find a way to change all of that?

Contains BDSM and explicit sex.

 

HER CHRISTMAS CAROLE

by Margaux Fox

narrated by Jaye Kew

Neither woman can stop thinking about their perfect first love from so many years ago. Nothing else compares to what they had with each other. An emotional second chance holiday romance from the best-selling author of Her Royal Bodyguard.

In 1995, Jo and Carole fell wildly in love and lust, running around the countryside as teenagers.

Tragedy struck, and the two girls were torn apart.

Every year since, they see each other only on Christmas day – and always on Christmas day – when Carole comes home for Christmas. Each year, they are polite, yet distant.

Twenty-five years of pain and loss have passed, and Carole and Jo are all grown up. Can they find a way to heal their wounds and the distance between them and rekindle the greatest love either of them have ever known?

 

BLOOD RUNS THROUGH THE HEART

by L.L. Shelton

narrated by Lois Ridge

Twenty-one-year-old Brandy Lee is a newborn she-wolf assigned to drive Lady Rochelle, the leader of she-wolves. Within hours of reporting for her first day, Brandy Lee’s world is turned upside down when she learns she is the reason for an uprising.

Vampire Raven lives a comfortable, quiet life as the assistant for the leader of the vampires, Queen Lana. At least until temptation strolls into the RedBlood Estate – by the name of Brandy Lee. Soon, Raven has no choice; she must follow her heart. But will it lead her into love or danger?

 

INCOMING

by Prudence MacLeod

narrated by Cassandra Arnold

The humans of Earth have been guided and nurtured as they bred indiscriminately. Now the puppet masters are returning for the harvest. At the moment of our greatest danger an unexpected ally returns from the stars and a leader of incredible ability arises from the vast numbers of the marginalized. She seizes command of the allies and leads them against the enemy. Will they succeed? Can we even survive? And if we do, will there be anything left of our poor battered battleground of a planet?

 

LEAVING AFGHANISTAN BEHIND

by Holly Anne Weaver

narrated by Randi Bachman

Amelia Gittens, a Black female, has the distinct honor of being the first female to be admitted to the US Army’s elite group of snipers, fighting in Afghanistan. It doesn’t come without its price, though. She comes back as so many veterans do – with post-traumatic stress syndrome, complete with major flashbacks.

Working as a New York City police officer, she is involved with a suspect shooting. Unfortunately for her, it is the cousin of a major international drug dealer who seeks revenge on her, her partner, as well as the departmental psychiatrist.

Amelia responds the only way she knows how: falling back upon her military training to keep her ward safe while the situation is being resolved. The whole while, she is battling her own inner demons, fighting with herself to keep them at bay, nearly tearing herself apart.



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This holiday season will be very different for so many of us. Please help I Heart Lesfic  put a smile on readers’ faces.

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New Lesfic Goodies: November 10th 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

 

TWO TO TANGLE
A Tangle Valley Romance: Book 2

by Melissa Brayden

Finding forever is simply too hard.

As a renowned chef, Gabriella Russo knows how to season a good dish. It’s her personal life that’s been too spicy for her liking. Ready to take a break from the roller coaster of romance, Gabriella’s moved to Oregon to open Tangled, a restaurant on the grounds of Tangle Valley Vineyard. A good glass of wine and space to create is all she requires.

Ryan Jacks brings all the girls to the yard, or so it should say on her business card. She’s a skilled carpenter who’s been told more than once that she’s good with her hands. When Ryan takes a job building a new restaurant, her world comes to a halt. The sassy chef is sexy, insightful, and comes with the kind of smart mouth that has Ryan rethinking just about everything. But with Gabriella off the menu, what’s Ryan supposed to do?

 

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
A Providence Romance: Book 1

by Leigh Hays

When it comes to mistakes, social worker Madison Hewitt doesn’t do anything halfway. Her last relationship managed to break her heart and her professional prospects. Coming home to Providence is her chance to regroup, even if she’s always waiting for the other shoe to drop, in life and in love.

Jen Winslow has her hands full raising her son, dealing with her ex-wife, and managing a career that takes more energy than it gives. She’s spent a lifetime being the strong one, and occasionally playing the hero. Case in point? Meeting Madison at a wedding and saving her from a run-in with the woman who ruined her life. But the more time Jen spends with Madison, the more it feels like she’s the one in need of rescuing.

Can the promise of love survive the realities of life, or is it just another example of too good to be true?

 

TREACHEROUS SEAS
A Provincetown Tale: Book 8

by Radclyffe

Reese Conlon’s much anticipated family leave is only two weeks away, and nothing is going to stand in the way of her being at her wife’s side for the upcoming birth—not even the summer crowds in Provincetown, a new rookie cop with a hero complex, and a cruise ship at anchor in the harbor with a reported outbreak of a mysterious illness.

Andy Champlain might be a rookie cop, but she was raised by a family of cops, and she’s ready to take on any challenge, if she only gets the chance. With a disaster brewing in Provincetown Harbor, a journalist who’ll do anything for a story, and sexy summer PA, Laurel Winter, at the local clinic, she’s about to have all the excitement she can handle.

Before long, Reese, Tory, Laurel, and Andy are caught up in the gathering storms of an epidemic that could threaten all their lives.

 

IT TAKES A MIRACLE

by Jamey Moody

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Is twenty-five years long enough to forget your first love?

Vanessa Perry’s summer visit to her grandparents is even better than her dreams when she meets and falls in love with Makenna Markus. The teenagers quickly make college plans and can’t wait for Vanessa’s next visit at Christmas.

But Vanessa’s mother has other ideas and does a terrible thing. Their lives will never be the same.

Do you believe in miracles? How about a Christmas miracle? Vanessa does. And twenty five years later her son, two entwined trees, and a Christmas Stroll just may be the Christmas miracle she always hoped for.

 

A GIRLFRIEND FOR CHRISTMAS

by Barbara Winkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Cindy Jeffries has been harboring a crush on Alison Carter, her boss’s niece, for months. So when Alison needs a favor, she’s more than eager to help out.

Alison, a successful businesswoman, is fed up with her friends’ matchmaking efforts. She hopes that introducing Cindy as her girlfriend will put an end to them.

The unusual pact comes with unforeseen consequences. Both of them will have to figure out what matters most in life, and if love is worth taking the risk.

 

THE HOLIDAY TREATMENT

by Elle Spencer

By day, Holly Hudson’s a story editor for Wifetime Network. By night, she’s the writer for the network’s very cheesy, very straight holiday romance series—Christmas in Evermore. Holly took the job to accomplish exactly one thing: a gay Christmas movie. She’s been shot down before, but things start to look up when Meredith Drake unexpectedly moves into the network’s holiday division.

On the heels of a brief (but totally hot) fling, Holly and Meredith agree to keep things professional now that they’ll be working together. Especially since the network has a strict policy about workplace relationships. Instead, they vow to channel their passion into a pitch for the network’s first Christmas movie to feature two female leads.

In this contemporary romance, Holly and Meredith work to make the Yuletide gayer while discovering that happy endings aren’t only for the movies.

 

WHEN SPARKS FLY

by Annie McDonald

Dr. Daniella Waveny is back from a medical posting in Guyana carrying more than just her suitcase. The difficult to diagnose virus that forced her return to her northern Canadian hometown could threaten much more than her livelihood. It could shatter her dreams.

Luca McAffery has her own baggage. The iron sculptor and hockey coach carries the world on her shoulders, but when she runs into Daniella, her arms are—fortunately for them both—wide-open. So is her heart.

A devastating hit at center ice first brought them together years ago. Will the consequences now tear them apart or will the spark of their passion be hot enough to thaw the secrets that stand between them?

 

THE STAR CHILD
Cast Iron Farm: Book 2

Ali Spooner

Eli and Whit are enjoying their life together on the mountain when Whit is called into action for a secret mission at the Pentagon. While she is gone, the Cast Iron Farm comes to life, literally, when Eli discovers a mysterious cave that has a connection to Whit’s past. Younger brother Brad joins the gang. When Whit returns, she plans an Appalachian Trail adventure with Brad and Mitch. Join Eli and family as their adventure at Cast Iron Farm continues.

 

NO REGRETS

by Joy Argento

Jodi Michaels has life figured out: she owns her business, has a relationship and two great kids. She just hadn’t counted on someone like Beth Bellamy coming along to shake up her world. When Beth makes Jodi wonder if really loving someone and having someone love you in return is what life is all about, her perfect picture begins to crumble.

Beth has never considered herself anything but straight, and all her focus has been on raising her daughter. When she meets Jodi, she can’t deny her attraction. Now all her ideas about what she should do and who she should love are turned inside out.

Jodi and Beth have a love worth fighting for, but when illness threatens Jodi’s life, the battle might be beyond their control. Beth vows to stand by Jodi’s side, but the biggest problem is, Jodi won’t let her.

 

BULLETPROOF

by Maggie Cummings

Dylan Prescott has all the answers, even when she doesn’t know the questions. She’s in her element cruising the singles scene and crushing cases as a newly minted NYPD detective. Equal parts free spirit and thrill seeker, catching bad guys and charming good girls are what she was born to do.

Briana Logan doesn’t play. A successful Assistant United States Attorney with several convictions on her résumé, she’s a commanding presence in the courtroom. In any room, to be honest. Smart and sexy, she’s got her work-life balance down. It’s simple: career first, everything else second. That is, until Dylan Prescott is assigned to the team investigating a sophisticated narcotics ring.

Their chemistry is undeniable, but the complicated NYC criminal justice system doesn’t leave room for real feelings. Keeping their emotions in check isn’t easy. Where the heart is concerned, no one is bulletproof.

 

AURORA

by Emma L McGeown

When 32-year-old Elena Ricci wakes up in the hospital, the last thing she recalls is walking home from work the night before. Except the night before turns out to be eight years ago and Elena has no memory of the time she’s lost. Family feuds, breakups, and sexual awakenings—all forgotten. For Keelin Jax, Elena’s wife, the long nightmare only continues upon Elena’s awakening when Keelin becomes a platonic roommate overnight. While Elena struggles to adjust to her new present and find the life she left behind, someone from Elena’s past finds a way to seize the opportunity after years of silence.

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

HER LADY TO LOVE

by Jane Walsh

Country mouse Lady Honora Banfield arrives in London with one mission: to catch a husband. A perpetual wallflower, she’s going to do whatever it takes to win a proposal from London’s most eligible bachelor, including teaming up with the most popular (and least proper) woman in London.

Miss Jacqueline Lockhart is having too much fun in her sixth season to ever consider settling down, even though she’s been unsuccessful at mingling with the upper echelons of London society.

When Lady Honora agrees to exchange invitations to the most exclusive events in return for Jacqueline’s introductions to eligible gentlemen, neither expects their friendship to ignite passion. Nora and Jacquie begin an affair with the strict understanding that it will end once Nora is married, but as a proposal becomes more imminent, choosing between a conventional life without love, or certain ruination if they stay together, isn’t as simple as it seems.

 

EROTICA

 

TENTACLE SUBMISSION
Tantalizing Tentacles: Book 2

by Riley Rose

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Kione is a treasure hunter extraordinaire who recently partnered with a strange tentacle creature named Kez. He not only helps her explore ancient crypts and caves, but also is amazingly adept at plundering every part of her tender womanhood.

Kione thought having a tentacle partner was strange enough. But she never expected to encounter zombies! Or have to help two young women – Jess and Casey – who are jacked up on zombie sauce and can’t control their lust for each other.

Will Kione and Kez be able to prevent Jess and Casey from becoming sex zombies? Or will they submit to an overload of undead eroticism? Find out in the second book in the Tantalizing Tentacles series!

This book features consentacle sex (consensual tentacle sex) as well as lesbian and bisexual sex, zombie sex, BDSM, and futanari. Please read Book 1 – Sensual Tentacles – to get the full story, but this book can also stand on its own.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

AVENGING AVERY

by Sheri Lewis Wohl

Three hundred years ago, a vengeful vampire turned Isa Meyer into the undead, and Isa has been planning her revenge every day since. That same vampire destroyed the love of Deputy Sheriff Jeni Denton’s life, and she vows to annihilate every vampire she can.

Amid a rash of local disappearances, Isa’s and Jeni’s paths cross, and a common enemy forces them into an unlikely partnership. If their growing feelings for each other have any chance to survive, they must do the one thing they both fear the most: trust. Will that be enough to defeat a vampire set on destruction? Or will it take love to conquer all?

 

SOLSTICE MOON

by Diana Green

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Kat Gordon is a junior high teacher facing unimaginable changes in her life. Still adjusting to the end of a decade-long relationship, she is plunged into a hidden underworld of fantastical beings both wondrous and terrible.

When dark forces come hunting one of her students, Kat is caught in the conflict between a demon crime lord and the mysterious Rathburn Institute, a secret research facility and school for supernatural youth. In the process she meets Aves, an owl shifter with a troubled past and wicked way with a sword.

Sparks fly between these two women as they work to uncover the demon’s master plan. In the process Kat is forced to question all she knows of herself and her place in the world. By the end, it’s possible she may not be entirely human.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

AURORA’S ANGEL

by Emily Noon

narrated by Abby Craden

Alone since her father’s murder, Aurora has spent years hunting his killers. Battle-weary she’s ready to start over where no one knows who or what she is, she just has one last mission. Everything is going to plan until she discovers the beautiful winged girl caged underground. Her decision to rescue Evie and to help her get home safely, despite avians being infamous for selling out shifters like Aurora to cutters and black-market flesh dealers, will put her on a perilous path.

As the women travel together their attraction grows but Aurora is guarding her lonely heart almost as much as her dangerous secrets and Evie is struggling to accept how important Aurora has become to her.

With their enemies conspiring to kill them, they may be each other’s only hope. Aurora is powerful but she’s also emotionally scarred and it will be up to Evie to save her from herself and to fight for them, or innocent people will die along with the guilty ones and Aurora will disappear from Evie’s life forever.

 

ENDANGERED

by Michelle Larkin

narrated by Brittni Pope

Boston beat cop Aspen Wolfe gets the surprise of her life when she learns she’s a shapeshifter. Her abilities awaken as a ruthless regime unleashes its troops to eradicate the shapeshifter population.

Forced to run or be hunted, Aspen meets Dr. Tora Madigan – a beautiful and resourceful shapeshifter who oversees an underground sanctuary. Her attraction to Tora is a welcome distraction, but the fierce lioness plays hard to get.

Together, they discover that Aspen is a powerful shapeshifter thought to be extinct. Her existence gives shapeshifters everywhere a fighting chance. But there’s one small problem: She doesn’t even know how to shift. With no one else up for the job, Tora agrees to train her.

Aspen soon finds herself leading a group of extraordinary shapeshifters who are willing to risk everything to save their species. When the sanctuary is targeted for annihilation, she must come up with a game plan. Fast.

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 


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Lesfic Goodies: November 3rd 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

 

STEAL MY HEART

by Marian Snowe

Available in Kindle Unlimited

New CEO Irene Lydia has just met the bane of her existence. The smug, condescending (and maddeningly attractive) Liana drives Irene crazy in all senses of the phrase, and their sparring is starting to look too much like seduction. When Irene discovers that Liana is involved in suspicious activity at her company, she can’t turn a blind eye–even if it means working together. Can Irene and Liana get to the bottom of it without ripping off each other’s heads—or clothes?

 

ADDIE MAE

by Addison M. Conley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Twenty years after leaving Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Maddy Carlton moves back to her hometown. She’s split from her husband, and all she wants is to get her life in order, help her son, and move on.

Mysterious Jessie Stevens is like a daughter to the woman dating Maddy’s grandfather. She bonds with Maddy over scuba diving. As their friendship grows, so does the attraction. Jessie silently hopes for more, but Maddy isn’t free, and Jessie isn’t sure how Maddy identifies. And then, there’s Jessie’s little secret.

Will their choices bring them closer together, or will it push them apart?

 

CITY WOMEN

by Grace Parkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Ros is taken by surprise when she first meets bodacious Mia, the curious girl who’s just moved in across the road.

There’s something different about her, something that pulls Ros in as she’s desperate to find out more. Will Ros have the courage to open up, or will the endearing Mia stay as only a fantasy in her mind?

 

HER CHRISTMAS LOVE

by Emily Hayes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Mickey struggles to date and to let women in, emotionally and sexually. Her best friend sees how lonely she is, she is determined to find Christmas love for Mickey and sets her up on a dating app. Will Mickey find love for Christmas?

This is a standalone feel good Age Gap, Butch/Femme, Christmas romance. It is sweet, with minimal angst and some hot sex. It is set in the world of Lix Club, but you don’t need to have read the other Lix Club books to enjoy this one.

 

TAKE OVER
The Intern: Book 2

by Scarlett Grace

Available in Kindle Unlimited

“We shouldn’t do this!”

“We can’t!”

But there is no way to resist this temptation. Neither of them wants it to stop. And things are about to get hotter than ever.

Yves and Chloe go against The Masquerade’s rules in the most thrilling and erotic way.

After that night, Chloe’s desire has never been stronger. After having her boss at her mercy, it’s everything she can think of.

Temptations quickly become addictions when Yves keeps coming back to The Masquerade.

But things do not get any easier. The two women get extremely close, yet so distant. And Chloe must find out for herself, what keeps pushing her away.

The book contain submissive and dominatrix activity.

 

ROMANTIC ACTION & ADVENTURE

 

COMPLICATED HEART
The Avery Detective Series: Book 4

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

After Parker and the Avery Detective Agency leave Kansas, they are contracted to work in conjunction with the ATF and FBI on solving the mysterious oil trafficking case that is plaguing the area. The group is sent to Chicago in an attempt to get to the bottom of the crime ring that is terrorizing local farmers by confiscating oil from their land, but as they dive deeper into the case, figures from the past emerge, and the group might find that the culprit behind the whole thing is right under their nose.

 

SCI-FI 

 

IGEN

by Prudence MacLeod

The hopes, dreams, and ambitions of one generation are not easily passed on to succeeding generations. In the enclosed world of Igen they failed, the people weakened and faltered, staggering to the brink of extinction. Their only hope lay in the arrival of their greatest fear, the Outsiders, but did they come to save or destroy?

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

SYLVER AND GOLD

by Michelle Larkin

narrated by Keira Grace

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.

 

HER LADY TO LOVE

by Jane Walsh

narrated by Keira Grace

Country mouse Lady Honora Banfield arrives in London with one mission: To catch a husband. A perpetual wallflower, she’s going to do whatever it takes to win a proposal from London’s most eligible bachelor, including teaming up with the most popular (and least proper) woman in London.

Miss Jacqueline Lockhart is having too much fun in her sixth season to ever consider settling down, even though she’s been unsuccessful at mingling with the upper echelons of London society.

When Lady Honora agrees to exchange invitations to the most exclusive events in return for Jacqueline’s introductions to eligible gentlemen, neither expects their friendship to ignite passion. Nora and Jacquie begin an affair with the strict understanding that it will end once Nora is married, but as a proposal becomes more imminent, choosing between a conventional life without love, or certain ruination if they stay together, isn’t as simple as it seems.

 

A WOMAN LOST SERIES
Books 0-2

by TB Markinson

narrated by Stephanie Murphy

Can “love at first sight” survive both family and the secrets of a dark past? Three books. Several hours of smart, sexy lesbian romance.

A Woman Lost Box Series includes the first three novels in a series of contemporary lesbian romances. If you like quirky characters, smart fiction, and a dash of humor, then you’ll love T. B. Markinson’s sexy series.

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: October 27th 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 OUT OF BOUNDS
Love Stories: Book 10

by Ellie Spark

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Sophie London has never believed in love at first sight. When she forms an instant connection with gorgeous virtual assistant, Charli Robinson, she’s thrown into a spin and her rule book on love flies out the window. This woman is perfect, and she can imagine them spending the rest of their lives together.

Charli Robinson is not perfect. Accumulating a colossal debt twelve months earlier, she’s leading a secretive double life. Working a second job as a paid escort is not information she dares to share with the woman she’s fallen hard for.

With only a few weeks before her debt can be repaid and Charli can walk away from the escort business, her two worlds collide with spectacular, yet catastrophic, consequences. Sophie is left devastated, confused, and heartbroken. Has everything they’ve shared been a lie?

Unable to disclose her secret, Charli is left in a precarious situation. Does she come clean with Sophie and risk a financial blow so severe she’ll lose everything; or will she choose to walk away from the love of her life?

 

CONFESSIONS OF A DREAMER

by Kenna White

Ros McClure knows that she’s well-qualified and deserves the promotion the university has promised. But she didn’t expect that the good ol’ boys network would be standing in her way. She’s willing to stubbornly wait a little longer, but a family emergency is drawing her back to a time and a place she’d rather leave in her past.

Stacy Hagen has been a high school biology teacher for nearly three decades. Living in a small Kansas farm town, she can multitask like nobody’s business. Farmer, tennis coach, part-time housepainter—she can do it all. What she hasn’t been able to do is find the love of her life.

When their paths cross again after twenty-five years, will old secrets finally be exposed? Or will hearts be broken once again…

 

BOUND: TOGETHER

by Cynthia Dane & Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited

For the first time ever, both Natalie and Erica’s stories are told – at once.

BOUND: Together stitches together both points of view and brings a bombastic tale of secrets, deceit, and carnal passion. With a never-before read epilogue, this limited-edition book tackles the greatest question to ever confront Natalie and Erica.

Can a relationship really survive if the love is made on a bed of lies?

 

FINDING A KEEPER
Sports Series: Book 4

by Nicole Pyland

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Sloan Rossi has spent the past six years living in London and playing football. When she arrives as a freshman at an American university thinking she’d get the starting spot in her role as a forward, she is mistaken. An injury to their goalkeeper forces Sloan into a different role on the team than she had planned.

Marley is a junior, with her sights set on playing in the NWSL after graduation. An injury sidelines her for the entire season, putting a freshman who’s never played goal into the starting spot. The real problem with all of this isn’t that Marley’s worried about losing her starting spot. It’s that Sloan has become a friend; a best friend, really. And as the two spend time together, it develops into more for Marley.

Sloan hasn’t ever thought about being with another woman before. She’s suffered loss after loss in her life, and she puts her heart into her sport. When she and Marley spend an entire year getting to know each other, though, Sloan starts to think that maybe Marley isn’t just her best friend. Maybe she’s something more altogether.

Trigger: Loss of a parent.

 

[UN]COMMON GROUND

by Erica Abbott & Pol Robinson

A single-minded government employee, a former Peace Corps volunteer, far too many goats, and one stray dog…what could possibly go wrong?

Sara’s entire life has been nomadic—developing and growing sustainable sources of food in small rural communities has meant no place to call her own. Now she’s ready to come home, focus her efforts on her own country’s food deserts, and settle into life in the Pacific Northwest. But just as she plants her roots, things begin to unravel.

Margaret is a city planner. She’s tough, ambitious, and smart. She’s also determined to get what she wants for her city, the taxpayers, and her own career. The only obstacle on the path to her success? An equally determined woman named Sara.

Two women, worlds apart, clearly have no common ground between them…or do they?

 

LET THE BEAT DROP

by Cheri Ritz

There is nothing Sadie DuChamp loves more than rocking out on stage behind her drum set. Her music career is a dream come true. But when her band breaks up and she gets evicted from her New York City apartment all in the same week, her life suddenly feels more like a nightmare. She finds herself with no choice but to retreat to her mother’s home in the suburbs of Chicago. The return also forces Sadie to face the guilt she has choked down since the last time she left.

Jess Moran is fine with her love ’em and leave ’em reputation. She’s too busy with grad school to let herself be distracted by matters of the heart. Her plans for the summer break include lazy days in the sun and nights helping with her family’s craft vodka business. If she happens to stumble upon a few one-night stands along the way, all the better. But when she arrives home from school to find neighbor-turned-rock goddess Sadie swimming in her backyard pool her plans for a quiet summer disappear like free samples of vodka at happy hour.

The more the two neighbors butt heads, the more they are drawn to one another. Will they find harmony? Or risk missing the beat and losing the rhythm of love…

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

BEWITCHED BY HER

by Crash Callahan

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Almost a decade ago, Vanessa burst into Joelle’s room at their boarding school and kissed her hard against the wall before disappearing from their campus without a word. When Joelle stumbles across Vanessa’s face on an online dating site, she can’t resist finding out what happened to the first woman that managed to make her weak in the knees. Their reunion is nothing like they think it will be. After a passionate—and then passionately angry—start, the question is this: will it be better, or will it be worse?

Trigger Warning: Vanessa’s backstory includes being on the receiving end of doxxing and harassment.

 

EROTICA

 

SUBMITTING TO MY NEIGHBOR THE WITCH

by Riley Rose

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Elena Cortez loves Halloween. So when her new sexy neighbor Cassia invites her to a Halloween party, she’s super-stoked! Only problem: Elena thinks Cassia might be a witch. Like a real witch. Who’s using her magic to make Elena have the most epic orgasms of her life!

Will Elena be able to discover the truth about Cassia? Will she let herself become the ultimate witch slut? And will she let Cassia put her wand wherever she wants?

Find out in this fun, Halloween-themed erotica!

 

YA URBAN FANTASY

 

WHEN WE WERE GHOSTS

by E.J. Phillips

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Gemma has ignored the call of the Wild Hunt for years, but the sudden loss of her twin brother and the appearance of a ghost named Eve sends her chasing after them—no matter the strange and dangerous path they lead her down.

Falling in love with Eve wasn’t in the plan, but sometimes you have to veer off track before you find what you’re searching for.

Trigger Warnings: Heavy themes of death, grief, and loss. Also macabre imagery, bad language, verbal abuse from a parent, and reckless driving.

 

SCI-FI 

 

RETURN
Ascension: Book 4

by L. Fergus

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Every god rises from the dead…

For Kita it’s been three long years recovering what she has lost—her ability to fight. Now, she searches for those dear to her—Zidin, Snowy, Sarge, Tina, and her Legion. The Mass is vast and finding them will not be easy.

But will her friends accept the new evil she has become?

Her intelligence tells her of the war that rages on The Mass, one Kita has no intention of fighting in until her past catches up to her. Suddenly, Kita finds herself called on to do the impossible—save Yorq, from its enemies and itself.

Kita is lacking one thing—an army…

With her Legion a shadow of its former self there’s only one place she can turn—Arcone.

 

THRILLER / ROMANCE

 

MINE FIRST

by A.J. Marchant

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Lori is a university lecturer. Addy is a student. In her head, Lori knows better. But the pull between her and Addy isn’t something she finds easy to resist—despite her friend’s warning about Addy’s questionable past behaviour.

After a fun night out that ends in a major lapse in judgement, Lori wakes up in Addy’s dorm room. And her whole life unravels.

 

FICTION

 

THIRSTY THURSDAYS
Hobbs: Book 4

by Elena Graf

Available in Kindle Unlimited

As Hobbs, Maine, gradually reopens, town doctor Liz Stolz has begun a new tradition, Thirsty Thursdays, a weekly cocktail party on her deck. Liz’s friend, architect Samantha McKinnon has recently moved to Maine. Liz recommends Sam to do a bathroom remodel for the most hated woman in town, Olivia Enright—a super-rich, retired hedge fund manager whose outspoken, right-wing views have alienated everyone. An impulsive kiss shakes up friendships and relationships. Meanwhile, pretentious, overbearing Olivia is pursuing Sam and trying to find her way into the tight-knit group.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

HOME

by Kris Bryant

narrated by Brittni Pope

To say Sheriff Natalie Strand is shocked that Sarah Eastman, the girl who kissed her at a high school party, is back in town would be a huge understatement. Between Sarah’s return and a stray dog that gets the best of her, Natalie’s world is suddenly turned upside down.

They say you can’t go home again, but that’s exactly what Sarah does when she returns to Spruce Mountain, Oregon, to live with her aunt and uncle after her divorce. All she wants is peace and to ensure her daughter, Harley, has stability. Seeing Natalie again after 17 years ignites a passion that she hasn’t felt in a long time. Never mind that her heart tumbles in her chest or that she forgets words when Natalie’s around, she needs to focus on her family and getting her life back together.

Natalie and Sarah are about to discover that anything is possible when love takes the long way home.

 

BEST PRACTICE
A Legal Affairs Romance: Book 3

by Carsen Taite

narrated by Paige McKinney

Perry Clark takes pride in her legal work for a needy nonprofit. When disaster strikes, leaving her unemployed and homeless, her sister Campbell comes to the rescue with a job offer. Perry accepts reluctantly – working for corporate clients is only temporary, right? But after Campbell assigns Grace, Perry’s childhood crush, as her mentor, Perry’s heart might be making longer-term plans.

Grace Maldonado remembers Perry Clark as her best friend’s sometimes-annoying, often-rebellious little sister, so she isn’t prepared when she discovers Perry is now brilliant and gorgeous – though still bullheaded – and challenges her at every turn.

When she isn’t arguing with Perry, Grace is fighting a growing attraction she can’t seem to ignore. Because, not only is it wrong to fall in love with your best friend’s sister, Perry has no intention of sticking around.

 

GIVEAWAY

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: October 20th 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

 

THE BIG TOW

by Ann McMan

Vera “Nick” Nicholson is an overtaxed and underpaid attorney wasting away on the bottom rung of the gilded ladder at Turner, Witherspoon, Anders, and Tyler, PA in Winston-Salem, NC. When a high-priced luxury car belonging to one of the firm’s top clients goes missing, Nick gets saddled with the unenviable job of recovering the vehicle—and its mysterious contents—without involving the cops. Enter Fast Eddie and his quirky band of misfits at The National Recovery Bureau, a repo agency located in a sleepy town called K-Vegas.

When Nick is unceremoniously furloughed from TWAT, she throws caution to the wind and signs on to become the newest agent of the NRB, teaming up with moonlighting third-grade schoolteacher, Frances “Frankie” Stohler. Frankie’s mortician father and beautician mother are stalwarts of the Winston-Salem community—so it’s no surprise that everyone across three counties has some connection to her family. What is surprising, however, is the Slim Jim Frankie carries in her purse and her preternatural talent for jacking cars.

Nick and Frankie’s stumbling entrée into the surreal world of asset recovery takes them on a hilarious, fast-paced and mind-bending journey across the back roads and byways of the Tar Heel state, setting into motion a chain of misadventures that lead them both toward financial independence, cataclysmic legal jeopardy, and the discovery that true love can sometimes lurk in the most unlikely places.

 

IN HER ARMS

by Melissa Tereze

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Impulsively hitting a lesbian bar in the city, Reagan meets a beautiful woman, indulges in a one-night stand, then flees back to the country alone. Then that woman, Frankie, shows up on her doorstep, determined to rent her country cottage—and kiss way the walls around her heart.

 

TRUE HEARTS

by Ellie Green

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When her business fails, Gem accepts the only job she can get in a town she’s never heard of.

She thinks her life can’t get any worse. Until her new landlord walks in on her making chocolate cake in her underwear. Her incredibly gorgeous new landlord.

 

ENSNARED HEARTS
Mistress: Book 2

by Anna Stone

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Kat Walker needs a distraction. Broken-hearted from a breakup and working long hours as an intern at Mistress Media, she longs for an escape. So when the opportunity to accompany her boss to Paris arises, Kat can’t say no, especially since she’ll be spending the week with Lydia Davenport, Mistress Media’s new CFO. The mysterious woman has occupied Kat’s fantasies since the day she started her internship.

Lydia Davenport lives a solitary existence. After her wife’s death, Lydia hardened her heart to love. Instead of relationships, she prefers a beautiful woman at her feet, calling her “Mistress.” A woman like Kat—sweet, innocent, forbidden fruit desperate to be plucked—is everything Lydia desires.

One night is all it takes for Kat to discover that Lydia is even more commanding in the bedroom than in the boardroom. Immersed in a secret, addictive fling, neither woman is prepared for what they find in each other—a sense of security, solace, and maybe even love.

Can Kat and Lydia break free from the chains of the past, or will their hearts remain locked away forever?

 

DIAGNOSIS LOVE
City General: Medic 1: Book 4

by Ruby Scott

Available in Kindle Unlimited

If someone broke your heart into a million pieces would you give them a second chance?

On the outside, Jo Shaw, the high-flying CEO of BA Tech has everything; a successful career, a beautiful wife, and a lifestyle, most can only dream of. But as Jo’s marriage breaks down and she lies in a hospital bed about to undergo life-saving surgery, in walks Ali Saunders, her first love.

Ali left Jo for the bright lights of Broadway, but life has dealt her some heavy blows. Finding herself the sole guardian of her one-year-old niece after family tragedy struck, she has done her best to build a new life for the two of them. For Ali, there are no fairytales.

Can you really get a second chance at love and a second chance at life?

 

THE BUSINESS OF PLEASURE

by Grace Parkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Zora is an icon in the vibrant city of Aperth. Her guarded heart and busy lifestyle leave her with no time to think about any romantic involvement with women. Intrigued by the services offered by glamorous city girl Isabella, Zora is keen to know more.

Rivalry in the city puts Zora’s safety at risk, will fear force her to confront what is important to her?

Can Isabella break into Zora’s frosty heart, or is there too much on the line including Isabella’s safety?

 

LOCKSET
University Square: Book 2

by Brenda Murphy

After a string of failed relationships, brilliant litigator Eunice Park is determined to stay single. Who needs distractions when you’re trying to make partner at Chicago’s most prestigious law firm? A Sunday afternoon visit from the police is the beginning of a series of events that turn Eun’s life upside down, and she’s forced to return to her hometown and confront her estranged family.

Morgan Wright, locksmith and part-time animal shelter volunteer, is convinced the perfect woman exists, just not for her. After a chance encounter with Eun, Morgan becomes embroiled in Eun’s family drama.

Charmed by Morgan’s easy swagger, Eun invites her back to her hotel room. Bone-melting sex and a surprisingly soulful connection leaves Eun questioning her return to Chicago. But not everyone in Sikesville is happy Eun has returned.

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

NOW AND AGAIN

by Natasha West

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Juliet is thrilled to secure a job as nanny for the wealthy Powell family’s youngest child. Until she realises the eldest daughter, Riley, is an old school friend. Friend might be the wrong way to put it, though. It might be more accurate to describe her as the object of a catastrophic crush that went right off the rails, breaking both their hearts. Juliet and Riley haven’t seen each other in ten years, but now they’re under the same roof, things are about to get awkward. Because some sparks don’t die so easily, and even a decade hasn’t killed this one…

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

TUTOR

by Lyra Hart

Available in Kindle Unlimited

My best friend wants to teach me a lesson…

Three years ago, my ex-boyfriend dumped me when he realised that I couldn’t quite ‘get there’ in the bedroom–no matter how hard he tried.

Ever since then, I’ve been too ashamed to date again. I feel broken. Defective.

Now I’m at university, and my best friend Rachel, lesbian hockey star and self-described lady’s woman, has decided to help build my confidence by giving me some ‘private tutoring’. In bed.

She’s convinced that with a bit of hands-on demonstration, she’ll be able to teach me just how much I can enjoy myself between the sheets.

It sounds like the perfect solution. The only problem is, I’ve been desperately in love with Rachel from the moment I set eyes on her.

They were just meant to be lessons. Neither of us expected it to turn into something much more…

 

CRIMSON ROSE
Book 4

by Scott Kujawa

Available in Kindle Unlimited

For four weeks, May’s been with Catherine in the relationship the two agreed upon when May visited Crimson Rose.

As their relationship deepened, May learned more about her desires and Catherine’s. Finding love while submitting fulfilled everything May craved. May had two weeks left of the beginner classes at Crimson Rose to complete before she agreed to find the pleasures Catherine wanted to show her submissive. What May didn’t expect was having her mother questioning her about her activities. However, May should have realized this, knowing she lived in a small town and gossip spread throughout it.

For the first time Catherine pushed May beyond her limits. Being together for four weeks, it was time for her to show May the advanced ways they could have a Scene together. Finding she needed to meet May’s parents, Catherine’s stress about doing so flared. However, the dinner she was invited to meet May’s parents turned out to be easier than she believed.

With one stressful event removed, May and Catherine continued to build the relationship they wanted.

 

EROTICA

 

SEDUCING MY BEST FRIEND’S MILF
Submissive MILF Series: Book 1

by Riley Rose

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Alex Masters is the hottest MILF in town! And her daughter’s best friend Melody knows it. After crushing on Alex for years, Melody finally decides to make her move on Alex’s sexy and sultry body.

Will Alex let herself be seduced by her daughter’s super-cute and sexy 20 year-old friend? Will she let Melody pleasure her in extremely kinky ways? And will she become the most submissive and sexy MILF on the planet?

Find out how naughty this hot mom can get in Seducing My Best Friend’s MILF!

 

THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Jade’s Erotic Adventures: Book 31

by Victoria Rush

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Jade decides to take a five day/four night tour aboard the famed Orient Express train, she quickly finds the amenities on the luxury liner are more than she anticipated. On the first leg of her trip, she meets a pretty French girl in the bar car, and before long the two women are getting tipsy. They return to their seats on opposite ends of the car, where Jade is shocked but excited to watch Adele give her a sexy show.

After the two women exchange a brief but passionate exchange surrounded by other distracted passengers, Jade is horrified to learn that a high-school senior traveling with her father had been spying on them the whole time. When the girl leaves her seat and motions for Jade to join her in the train’s public lavatory, Jade can’t resist having another exciting fling hidden from view of the other passengers.

Later that evening, Jade joins her new friends for dinner in the dining car, where her meal is interrupted by the girl’s sexy caressing of her bare legs under the table. While Jade struggles to finish her meal without revealing to the others what Leila is doing, she has another powerful climax next to the girl’s oblivious father…

 

HORROR

 

LADY GRIM

A Halloween Anthology

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When the full moon rises and the shadows gather, Lady Grim comes calling… This Halloween, something wicked this way comes from the pens of 13 bestselling authors of wlw romance. From ghostly encounters to dances with the devil, from creepy-crawlies to creatures that howl at the moon, this collection of short stories is bound to keep you up all night!

 

SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

LAWS OF ATTRACTION

by L. J. Hachmeister

Available in Kindle Unlimited

War makes them enemies. Forbidden desires bind their hearts. Can a telepathic outlaw and a military nurse find love among the stars?

Nikkia “Niks” Rison thinks she has it all: A great career as a nurse, a steady boyfriend, and a life traveling the stars. That is until a medical experiment goes wrong and she’s tethered to the mind of Rex, a gorgeous – and dangerous – telepath who uses her unusual talents to unleash her clients’ desires. Caught in the middle of the intergalactic war against the telepaths, Niks faces her greatest fears as Rex is captured by the military and sentenced to a fate worse than death. Will Niks abandon everything she knows to save the one she loves?

“50 Shades of Grey” meets “Sense 8” in this sweeping, futuristic tale.

Trigger warning: Contains a slow burn lesbian romance, with some scenes of consensual M/F, M/M/F, and kink. Happy ending for the lesbian couple and supportive exes.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

BEFORE YOU SAY I DO

by Clare Lydon

narrated by Justine Eyre

What happens if you fall for your bridesmaid?

Abby Porter has a high-flying job and the perfect fiancé in Marcus Montgomery. But Abby’s world turns on its head when he hires a professional bridesmaid to help her in the run-up to the wedding. When Abby meets Jordan, she can hardly breathe.

Marcus is oblivious.

The wedding is weeks away. Now the only question is: will Abby make it to the altar?

Best-selling author Clare Lydon brings you a romance to top them all in this story of forbidden love and lesbian romance.

 

OUTBACK YEARNINGS
A Woman Down Under Series Prequel

by K’Anne Meinel

narrated by Rachel Quinn Haines

Forced into marriage with a much older man after her father catches her in the arms of her female lover, Abigail accepts her lot in life in order to save her family. The love of her life is long gone, cast from her life by her selfless decision, and she must accept that the men in her life – her father and now, her husband – are in control and will do with her as they please.

But after an untimely accident, as her husband lies dying, Abigail realizes there might be a glimmer of hope that she could go free. Will she be strong enough to get through all that life is throwing at her and find a way back to the arms of the woman she is yearning for?

 

GIVEAWAY

 

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.

Tagan Shepard provides chuckles with the The Mouse and the Butch Lesbian guest post. Tagan is giving away 1 ecopy of Queen of Humboldt to one lucky winner.

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


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The Mouse and the Butch Lesbian by Tagan Shepard

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 Tagan Shepard is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Tagan is giving away 1 ecopy of Queen of Humboldt. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Tagan.

The Mouse and the Butch Lesbian

I’ve never been that type of butch who thrives when wrapped in a blanket of machismo. Like many masculine of center gals, however, I pride myself on being useful around the house. I’m generally pretty handy, I own an impressive array of power tools, and I exceed expectations at opening pickle jars. Hidden under all these layers of androgyny, however, lingers a dark secret that I managed to keep hidden from my wife for exactly eight years.

When my mother passed away, my wife and I moved into the family home while my stepdad finished a project out of state. We are city (or at least suburb) people and the house is definitely rural. It was a big adjustment for us, but I got to be the hero for a while with renovating a couple bathrooms and installing a new oven. Everything was going so well, I should’ve known the worst was coming.

One night in early autumn I was sitting in my arm chair, watching a hockey game. My wife was upstairs, working diligently on homework for a Chemistry class. Suddenly there came a loud thump and scrabbling sound from over my shoulder. I turned to see my sixteen pound gray and white cat crouched on the kitchen floor, a mouse wriggling and screeching in his jaws.

Now, I suppose, is a good time to tell my secret. Despite my bona fides as a butch lesbian, I am afraid of mice. It’s not that I don’t like them. It’s that they terrify me. Those beady little eyes and smug, murderous whiskers. They make me want to jump on a counter and scream for my very femmey wife to come save me. But now I’m getting ahead of myself.

So my kitty, Franco, sat his massive haunches on the tile and I sat my rodent-hating haunches on my armchair and we locked eyes. I could see, from the slight twitch of his whiskers and the growing panic in his expanding pupils, that he was just now realizing this particular mouse was not one of his catnip stuffed toys. He lowered his face toward the floor. I tensed. His jaws opened. I leaped out of my chair. The mouse wrestled itself free. It’s paws had barely hit the ground when he made a break for it… directly toward me.

What happened next is something of a blur. I know that Franco wandered off to lick his face in my recently vacated but still warm armchair. I know the mouse made very little progress across the floor before succumbing to his injuries. I know that my wife came running downstairs, responding to, as she later put it, my “screaming like a little girl”. I know I ended up standing on top of the kitchen counter though I was not, as my wife again described, “shaking and twitching in fear”. How this all came to pass, I don’t know. I was somewhat indisposed.

In the end, my wife took the poor mouse outside and gave it a proper burial. Meanwhile I clambered down from the counter and gave my dignity a proper burial. To my surprise, she doesn’t tease me much about my very ladylike fear of mice. Every now and then, however, when I’ve done something particularly impressive like grab the heavy saucepan off the top shelf and feel the need to crow about it, she gives the countertop a pointed look and raises an eyebrow, leaving me properly chastened.

But honestly, mice are scary and I bet they’re really vicious, too.

 

GIVEAWAY

QUEEN OF HUMBOLDT

by Tagan Shepard

Marisol Soltero’s life is built on big scores and fast women. From her nightclub she rules over the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago with ruthless calculation. Though everyone knows her as the Queen of Humboldt, Marisol lives part of her life in the shadows. When she hears of an impending assassination attempt against the Governor of Illinois, those shadows threaten to ruin everything she’s built.

Governor Sabrina Sloane has spent her life cleaning up the streets, first as State’s Attorney in Chicago and then as Governor of Illinois. Every criminal to cross her path has ended up behind bars―except one. When that criminal saves her life, she’s forced to shine new light on everything she thought she knew.

As a mutual enemy forces them together, Marisol and Sloane must work as a team in a fight for their lives. Can they overcome their differences and their growing attraction to find their way to freedom? And can Governor Sloane ever bring herself to trust the Queen of Humboldt?

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Tagan Shepard has always spent quiet moments weaving stories in her head. It didn’t occur to her until recently to take the time to write them down. Now that she’s started, she can’t seem to stop. When not writing, she makes her living in a hospital laboratory.

She is a cardio junkie, history buff, and unrepentant nerd, happily wasting countless hours of her life on video games and science fiction/fantasy of every stripe. She lives in Richmond, Virginia with her very patient wife and two rather surly cats.

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New Lesfic Goodies: October 13 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

 

TWICE SHY

by Aurora Rey

Sometimes, you get a second chance at love. Sometimes, you hook up with your ex and remember why you broke up in the first place.

Amanda Russo knows better than to give her failed marriage another try, but the brief fling reminds her there’s more to life than work and parenting. When the architect she hires to remodel her bakery turns out to be as charming as she is talented, Amanda finds herself ready to take a chance on new love. The only problem? Her ex-wife didn’t get the memo.

For Quinn Sullivan, the sting of divorce is still fresh. Getting set up by pretty much everyone she knows hasn’t inspired her to give love another shot. Meeting Amanda does. Sure, they’re working together, but that’s not a deal breaker. Amanda’s ex might be another story.

 

THE OTHER WOMEN

by Erin Zak

Cecily Yates should love her husband, but doesn’t. She should leave him, but hasn’t. Instead, she leads a safe life in Chicago and sees Willow Carmichael on the side. When Willow moves for a job opportunity in Las Vegas, their love affair comes to a screeching halt, leaving Cecily broken, guilty, and confused.

Francesca Lopez has everything she needs: family, friends, a great job, and glittery nonstop Las Vegas excitement. If she’d known her perfect life was going to be flipped upside down when none other than Willow Carmichael tore her way into it, she would’ve guarded her heart a little better.

While on a business trip in Las Vegas, Cecily meets Francesca by chance at a bar and they are inexplicably drawn to each other. What starts as friendship grows into more, beginning to heal Francesca’s heart and give Cecily the strength to be true to herself. But when they discover they have more in common than they think, the very person who bound them together may be the reason they’re ripped apart.

 

FAIR TRADE

by Sienna Waters

Available in Kindle Unlimited

It was supposed to be a business arrangement. But love got in the way.

Leigh Hudson is about to lose her visa. After a tumultuous past, she finally thought she’d found a home in London. But if she can’t find a visa sponsor soon, she’ll be on the first plane back to the States.

Rosie Fulton is a struggling market gardener. She dreams of owning her own nursery, but she’s quite literally living in a shed.

When a chance meeting in a dirty pub convinces Rosie that she and Leigh were fated to be together, it dawns on Ice Queen Leigh that Rosie just might be her ticket to stay in the country. And that should be that. Except… Leigh can’t stop thinking about Rosie. And Rosie is still convinced that they were meant to be together. Sparks fly as their fake wedding nears until neither one is sure what’s true and what’s false anymore.

Marrying someone you love is simple. It turns out that not marrying someone you love is a whole lot harder…

 

ONE MORE CHANCE

by Ali Vali

When orthopedic surgeon Harriet “Harry” Basantes is called to the ER to assess a patient who has been assaulted by her husband, she’s instantly thrust back sixteen years to the day her childhood sweetheart, Desi Thompson, walked away and disappeared without a trace.

Desi’s always done the right thing, including marrying the man her father insisted was a better match than Harry. But when she ends up in the ER after an argument gone wrong, she can’t help wondering if the right thing is worth the cost.

Harry refuses to let Desi return to an unsafe home, even if that means putting aside her own broken heart. With love on the line, can they give each other one more chance?

Content advisory: This book contains graphic instances of domestic violence.

 

HOME

by Kris Bryant

To say Sheriff Natalie Strand is shocked that Sarah Eastman, the girl who kissed her at a high school party, is back in town would be a huge understatement. Between Sarah’s return and a stray dog that gets the best of her, Natalie’s world is suddenly turned upside down.

They say you can’t go home again, but that’s exactly what Sarah does when she returns to Spruce Mountain, Oregon, to live with her aunt and uncle after her divorce. All she wants is peace and to ensure her daughter, Harley, has stability. Seeing Natalie again after seventeen years ignites a passion that she hasn’t felt in a long time. Never mind that her heart tumbles in her chest or that she forgets words when Natalie’s around, she needs to focus on her family and getting her life back together.

Natalie and Sarah are about to discover that anything is possible when love takes the long way home.

 

HER LEGAL INTERN

by Margaux Fox

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The enigmatic Diana Davis is a brilliant lawyer and a partner in one of the top Law firms in New York City. She doesn’t do romance, especially not at work. So why is she finding herself increasingly drawn to her hot young intern?

Diana is working a big case that is close to her heart.

As temptation continues to test her every day in the office, can Diana find a way to win her case?

Will her legal intern’s persistent charms break down the barriers around her heart?

 

BEST PRACTICE
A Legal Affairs Romance: Book 3

by Carsen Taite

Perry Clark takes pride in her legal work for a needy nonprofit. When disaster strikes, leaving her unemployed and homeless, her sister Campbell comes to the rescue with a job offer. Perry accepts reluctantly—working for corporate clients is only temporary, right? But after Campbell assigns Grace, Perry’s childhood crush, as her mentor, Perry’s heart might be making longer-term plans.

Grace Maldonado remembers Perry Clark as her best friend’s sometimes annoying, often rebellious, little sister, so she isn’t prepared when she discovers Perry is now brilliant and gorgeous—though still bullheaded—and challenges her at every turn. When she isn’t arguing with Perry, Grace is fighting a growing attraction she can’t seem to ignore. Because not only is it wrong to fall in love with your best friend’s sister, Perry has no intention of sticking around.

 

HOLDING SPACE

by Michele L. Rivera

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What starts off as a casual arrangement between the heartbroken Charlie Meyers and hopelessly romantic Hannah Bradshaw quickly becomes complicated as their feelings for one another begin to grow because Charlie isn’t ready for anything serious, but Hannah’s been waiting for someone like Charlie all her life.

If two people who are right for each other fall in love at the wrong time, do they stand a chance?

 

THE DOCTOR’S RIVAL
Forest Vale Hospital: Book 2

by Emily Hayes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Dr Hollis Roman is a highly respected army veteran who becomes Head of Diagnostics at Forest Vale Hospital. Nobody ever dares to challenge her, until she clashes with the feisty paramedic, Ava Rodriguez. Hollis hates that outspoken paramedic. Doesn’t she?

A hot Age Gap, Enemies to Lovers, Butch-Femme, Medical Lesbian Romance. This is a standalone book, although does include Sophia and Katherine from the book, Surgeon.

Includes minor self harm (not graphic) and shooting (not graphic).

 

DRIVEN

by Susanne M. Beck & T. Novan

When the legendary Pallas Dylan Lambert (aka The Goddess) selects Catherine “Cat” Hodges as the new Point Guard in the revamped Basketball team, the Birmingham Badgers, Cat is overjoyed. She can’t wait to become part of a team that will fulfill one of her lifelong dreams. What Cat was not anticipating was falling in love with The Goddess…

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

TO SLEEP WITH REINDEER

Justine Saracen

Norwegian Kirsten Brun, a Nazi resister, has one mission: destroy the installation that produces the chemicals Germany needs for an atomic weapon. Unfortunately, her first attempt fails, leaving her injured and unconscious in the Arctic snow.

The Indigenous Sami people have tried to remain outside the conflict, but when Marrit Ragnar and the reindeer she herds discover Kristen and save her life, joining the battle is inevitable. A misfit in her own culture, Marrit participates in the second destruction attempt in order to avenge the killing of her family.

Kirsten’s and Marrit’s feelings for each other grow deeper, but each attack they join is costly in blood and conscience and nearly tears them apart. Should they carry on with the carnage for a questionable cause, or retreat north with the gentle reindeer?

 

EROTICA

 

SEDUCED BY MY ROBOT CAR
The Mara & KATT Sex Chronicles: Book 2

by Riley Rose

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Sexy Navajo special agent Mara Keoni and her AI car partner KATT face their biggest challenge yet: infiltrate a new criminal organization comprised of the sexiest and most badass women on the planet.

Mara goes undercover, posing as one of the larcenous ladies with KATT backing her up. Well, when she’s not busy tying Mara up and pleasuring her. But Mara gets more than she bargained for when she meets the woman behind the whole operation.

Will Mara be able to focus on the mission and not all the super-hot female criminals she’s supposed to take down? Will she submit to KATT in even kinkier ways than she has before? And will she and KATT be able to stop the sexy criminals from pulling off the biggest crime of the century?

 

FANTASY

 

SACRED GROUNDS
Endless: Book 2

by Maria Siopis

Rachael O’Connor is trapped in the mortal realm again, and no matter how hard she tries she never accomplishes her goal of crossing to the divine end. However, this time is different. Rachael doesn’t proclaim her innocence in front of the judge as she has done in the past. Instead she embraces the journey to another era no matter how painful it is. In this journey Rachael battles dark forces that will produce heartache and pain, yet she is willing to sacrifice everything to be with Elizabeth. Is she going to find out the true meaning or will she be forced to assume another life when she faces the judge? One person holds the answers, but Rachael has to listen. Will she?

 

PARNORMAL

 

THE TRINKET

by Erin Wade

Just in Time for Halloween, this Lesbian short story by Erin Wade is karma at its finest. When a Gypsy promises Eva Mora a magic trinket if she will raise the Gypsy’s son, Eva agrees. Not for the trinket, but because she has fallen in love with the baby boy. Eva has no concept of the trinket’s power or what she may be called upon to do to ensure the boy’s happiness and safety. When beautiful Nicole Windsor appears in Eva’s life the trinket takes on an entirely different meaning and significance.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

Z-TOWN

by Eden Darry

Meg Daltry isn’t interested in falling in love and certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship, even though she can’t quite forget about Lane Boyd, a vacation fling she left behind in London.

When Lane arrives in Provincetown hoping to win Meg back, she isn’t expecting a town in perpetual dusk. Or the hordes of zombies overrunning it. Now she’s not only fighting for Meg, she’s fighting for her life.

An ancient Viking grave has been disturbed and its treasures stolen. Something wants back what was taken, and it won’t rest until everyone in Provincetown is destroyed. Forced to work together to stay alive, Meg and Lane must find the centuries-old treasure before the zombies find them first.

 

SCI-FI SUPERHERO

 

THE JUDGMENT OF VALENE
Eververse: Book 2

by Darby Harn

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Valene hears everything in the world. Except for her killer coming.

For the first time in her life, Valene Blackwood has peace. She’s been aboard her own private space station for a year, removed from the sonic duress of the world that she suffers due to her superhuman ability to hear everything, everywhere. When her father dies, she must return and take over the family business – selling superhuman protection for profit.

With her father gone, challengers emerge for control of Great Power. Valene is young, unproven, and wanting only to go back to her sanctuary in the sky. She struggles to stay focused, knowing the future of the company is at stake. The future of the Empowered. Before she has a chance to get her feet on the ground, someone tries to kill her.

 

SPECULATIVE FICTION

 

THE SEA WITHIN

by Missouri Vaun

Scientists have sounded alarms about the demise of Earth’s oceans for decades, and now the extinction event is here. As the world braces for disaster, paleobotanist Dr. Elle Graham finds a possible cure. Unfortunately, it’s been extinct for over one hundred thousand years.

Captain Jackson Drake lives in the past because she can’t stand to face the present after the woman she loved sacrificed herself to save others, a casualty of a world ravaged by superbugs.

The last person Jackson wants to travel back in time with is another woman trying to save the world at the cost of her own life. When things go sideways on primeval Earth, Jackson and Elle must put aside conflicts and work together to save the mission. Faith in each other just might give them the strength to save the world and rescue a broken heart in the process. But can Elle convince Jackson that the future is worth saving?

 

RENEGADE’S WAR

by Gun Brooke

Aurelia DeCallum runs the Tallawens, a motley crew of selfless freedom fighters who help dissidents escape the oppressive Klowdyn government. Abducted at the age of four and held captive until she turned eighteen, she dreams of finding her home in the neighboring nation, Sandslot.

Aurelia and her fighters find an unconscious woman, beaten badly, who remembers her name is Blue, but little beyond fragmented memories that reveal nothing of her identity or what happened to her.

Despite Aurelia’s initial apprehension, she is drawn to Blue, but just as their fragile trust grows into more, Blue’s true identity comes to light. Their love, their future, and their lives hang in the balance as Blue is forced to prove where her allegiance really lies, pitting love against loyalty in the final battle.

 

COZY MYSTERY

 

MURDER AT LEISURE LAKES

by BJ Phillips

Rita Grayson is dead, and no one is sorry she’s gone. When the body of the woman they all love to hate is found off the fishing dock at Leisure Lakes, everyone is a suspect−including Rita’s Husband and George, the beloved local gator. The police investigator befriends a retired detective turned landscaper as they navigate through some odd clues and seemingly ridiculous gossip to solve the mystery.

 

INTRIGUE & THRILLER / ROMANCE

 

KEEPER

by Sydney Quinne

Imagine knowing someone is going to die. Dreaming it. Almost feeling the knife slip in…

Will you try to prevent it if you can?

Andy Bouchard was a keeper. Someone who had to look after women with particular talents. Forced out of retirement to see what a newcomer—feisty math wizard Isabelle Templeton—can deliver, she has to prevent one last murder before she’s allowed to return to her safe, ordinary life.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

BLOWN AWAY

by K’Anne Meinel

narrated by Cassandra Arnold

Don’t judge a book by its cover! Nothing, and no one, is ever what they seem.

Ellen Christenson escaped from an abusive life, but can you ever truly escape the scars on your soul? You try and move on, but life’s patterns tend to repeat until you have learned their lessons.

Ellen’s life choices bring her full circle to the scenes of her abuse, and she will need to deal with the past in ways she never anticipated for the healing to begin. She must repair her soul and all the people she has devastated along the way.

Ellen hadn’t intended to end up in the high-tech world of Silicon Valley, but she finds herself the head of a start-up. Cool, calculating, and efficient – this is the mask she shows to the world. Few people, if any, know the real Ellen.

Nearby San Francisco provides Ellen a never-ending supply of girlfriends, but are her internal scars concealing her desire to find that one special woman…a kindred soul…her soul mate?

For years, Ellen has borne the guilt of her decision to allow another to die for their sins. Now, Ellen is blown away by the feelings and emotions she has suppressed for so long!

 

GIVEAWAY

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 


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New Lesfic Goodies: October 6th 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

 

THE SETUP

by TB Markinson

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Can a weekend change your fate?

As soon as Rory Price’s plane touches down in Britain for her two-year work contract , she has big plans to see and experience everything she can. The one thing that isn’t on the twenty-seven-year old’s agenda is a relationship.

Tell that to her matchmaking British friend who sets Rory up on a coffee date on her first full day in the new country.

Imogen Wright doesn’t want any more complications in her life. The only thing she’s considering committing to is adopting a dog.

Their blind date starts off disastrous, but there might be more than meets the eye.

Will the two headstrong women continue to clash, or will they see what’s so obvious to their matchmaking friend?

 

A PLACE TO CALL HOME

by Callie Hall

Available in Kindle Unlimited

After a devastating loss, Beth spends her days walking the empty halls of a house that no longer feels like home. Comfortable in her solitude, Beth’s night is interrupted when a woman shows up on her doorstep asking for shelter from the cold.

Stranded and drenched by the pouring rain, 28-year-old Abby’s night has gone from bad to worse. From her cheating ex to a fallen tree that’s blocked her path, Abby’s had it with the rest of the world. The company could be also better, but with nowhere else to go, Abby must depend on the kindness of a stranger that, while rough around the edges, can be quite warm if given the chance.

Trigger warning: mention of a miscarriage/stillbirth in the book.

 

A TRIP TO PARIS

by Mariah R. Embry

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The moment seemed to still, around them as Veronica lowered the camera. Her eyes wandered over Madison’s body before they flashed up, locking with her gaze. Something seemed to shift between them. The tension in the room grew uncomfortably thick. As if the air dissipated, suffocating the life out of those that needed it to breathe. But she couldn’t look away. Veronica’s voice echoed in her mind as if it weren’t being spoken aloud. “You want me. You want me more than you’ve ever wanted anyone else…”

 

MUST LOVE SILENCE

by Lucy Bexley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Reese Walker doesn’t like people, what she likes is silence and being left alone. When an unavoidable bill going to collections puts her sister’s treatment at risk, she has no choice but to take a recording job that pushes her out of her comfort zone.

After a disastrous blow to her career, Arden Abbott needs a successful book launch, including an audiobook. Arden’s ready to resume the life she had before her dreams fell apart, all she has to do is prove it to everyone around her.

Must Love Silence is an enemies-to-lovers slow burn romance featuring a lovable misanthrope and a heroine in recovery. It’s funny and a little dark, and it firmly believes that everyone deserves a chance to change.

 

TRUST OUR TOMORROWS
Somerville Series: Book 8

by Carrie L. Carr

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Struggling through a drought and a depressed local economy, Lex & Amanda are raising their two daughters as best they can. Someone from the past returns and asks for an unusual favor. Will Lex & Amanda agree? Considering the request, how can they refuse?

 

 

MY DEAR VET

JM Dragon

Ava Lawrence a research veterinarian is thrown in the deep end when her uncle asks her to cover his country practice while he has a vacation of a lifetime. How could she refuse? His team shouldn’t be any different than the crew at her parents’ practice, oh, was she so wrong. What she now has to work with is a sassy nurse, an obnoxious receptionist, and an animal whisperer, or so it seems. The patients, or at least their owners, a whole other story. Ava finds herself embroiled in taking care of animals in the area and local issues outside her experience, making her question her sanity. Two women show her she is missing one of the most wonderful things in world—allowing love into her life. Throw in chickens, cats, dogs, a donkey named Theo, along with various other animals. This turns out to be Ava’s unexpected adventure with far reaching romantic benefits.

 

EROTICA 

 

LAIA RIOS – SEX RAIDER
Sex Raider: Book 2

by Riley Rose

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Sexy relic hunter Laia Rios has just made the greatest discovery of her life: the legendary Amazons are real! And they’re all super-hot lesbians with the most amazing bodies ever!

Especially the Queen of the Amazons, who demands lots of sexy shenanigans from Laia and orders her to go on a dangerous mission to prove her worth.

Will Laia pass all the Amazonian physical and sexual tests and become one of them? Will she be able to survive the sexual limits the Queen pushes her to? And how many spankings from strong, sensual Amazonian hands will she be able to take?

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

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

HER FOREVER
Lix Club: Book 3

by Emily Hayes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What does forever look like for Lauren and Quinn?

The final instalment of Lauren and Quinn’s Age Gap, Butch/Femme, BDSM romance.

Lauren and Quinn are back in LA with the pressures of real life, work and family mounting.
Will Quinn’s demons come back to haunt her?

Can they find a way to their forever and get their Happy Ever After?

Her Forever can be read as a standalone, however it is the third part of Lauren and Quinn’s romance so it is recommended that you read Lix Club Series Book 1: Her Seduction and Book 2: Her Desire first.

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE

 

MACHIAVELLIAN MALICE
Book 29

by K’Anne Meinel

When your life is a mess, and you are surrounded by enemies, how do you combat the overwhelming odds against you? Alice and Kathy must face down more than health concerns; life concerns and a litany of grievances are stacked against them.

 

SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

COLLECTING STARS
The Alpha God: Book 4

by Lexa Luthor

Any landing Charlie can limp away from is a good one!

After another crash-landing, Charlie finds herself in Kardos and returns to New Earth for the first time since her childhood. But not all is well, Alpha Prime is stirring up trouble for the humans, but Kal and Charlie team up to take them on. Can Alpha Prime be stopped before the arrival of the Sworne? And how will the new threat challenge Charlie and Kal’s developing relationship? Join them on their first adventure together as they face off against an enemy bent on destroying Earthlings.

Trigger Warnings:  The book has a female lead character with a penis.

 

SCI-FI 

 

FORSAKEN: THE JOURNEY HOME

by Lily Lancaster

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When an accident strikes their starliner, six young ladies are marooned on a forsaken and forgotten planet. The six of them, all from wildly different backgrounds and walks of life, will have to learn to work together to survive this hostile world. But this planet was forgotten for a reason, and holds a secret that could shake the galaxy to its core…

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

ONE MORE CHANCE

by Ali Vali

narrated by Lori Prince

When orthopedic surgeon Harriet “Harry” Basantes is called to the ER to assess a patient who has been assaulted by her husband, she’s instantly thrust back 16 years to the day her childhood sweetheart, Desi Thompson, walked away and disappeared without a trace.

Desi’s always done the right thing, including marrying the man her father insisted was a better match than Harry. But when she ends up in the ER after an argument gone wrong, she can’t help wondering if the right thing is worth the cost.

Harry refuses to let Desi return to an unsafe home, even if that means putting aside her own broken heart. With love on the line, can they give each other one more chance?

 

TWICE SHY

by Aurora Rey

narrated by Keira Grace

Sometimes, you get a second chance at love. Sometimes, you hook up with your ex and remember why you broke up in the first place.

Amanda Russo knows better than to give her failed marriage another try, but the brief fling reminds her there’s more to life than work and parenting. When the architect she hires to remodel her bakery turns out to be as charming as she is talented, Amanda finds herself ready to take a chance on new love. The only problem? Her ex-wife didn’t get the memo.

For Quinn Sullivan, the sting of divorce is still fresh. Getting set up by pretty much everyone she knows hasn’t inspired her to give love another shot. Meeting Amanda does. Sure, they’re working together, but that’s not a deal breaker. Amanda’s ex might be another story.

 

INCOGNITO

by VK Powell

narrated by Hollis Elizabeth

For Frankie Strong, results mean more than sticking to the rules, until she runs heart-first into Evan Spears.

US Marshal Evan Spears commands a federal task force of seasoned agents who track and capture dangerous fugitives around the world.

When Evan is forced to take on DEA Agent Frankie Strong, a free spirit with unorthodox methods, she sees nothing but trouble for the team, the mission, and her future. Frankie just wants to locate the murder suspect and prove her worth, but Evan seems determined to block her.

To catch the killer, they must learn to work together, but their attraction blurs the lines between professional and personal.

 

SUBMITTING TO MY ROBOT CAR
The Mara and KATT Sex Chronicles: Book 1

by Riley Rose

narrated by Nikki Monroe

Mara Keoni is a sexy Navajo special agent of the IJF – Independent Justice Foundation. She travels the country righting wrongs and using amazing high-tech gadgets. But she never expected the IJF’s latest invention would become her new partner and the source of ultimate sexual pleasure!

Mara is paired up with KATT – Kaito Automotive Twin Turbo – an incredibly advanced female AI inside a black Phoenix turbocharged GTX sports car. Not only is KATT very eager to help Mara on her missions, she’s also eager to pleasure Mara in every possible way with her many “enhancements”.

Will Mara succumb to her curiosity and find out exactly what KATT can do to her? Will she help KATT find out what it means to be human? And will she take down the bad guys amidst all the crazy sex? Find out in book one of The Mara and KATT Sex Chronicles!

 

GIVEAWAY

 

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.

Jazzy Mitchell provides chuckles with The Epic Failed Runaway Attempt guest post. Jazzy is giving away 1 ecopy of Undertow

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


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The Epic Failed Runaway Attempt by Jazzy Mitchell

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 Jazzy Mitchell is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Jazzy is giving away 1 ecopy of Undertow. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Jazzy.

The Epic Failed Runaway Attempt

My brother and I used to be thick as thieves when we were kids. He was older by two minutes, and our worlds revolved around each other. We did everything together. We played. We told each other every thought and secret. And when one decided to do something, the other twin was expected to agree, no matter how bad the idea.

One Saturday morning, I woke Jay up. I was angry with our mother, and I was determined to run away. I expected him to come with me. It didn’t matter how cold it was outside or not knowing where we would go. Mom wouldn’t let me do anything fun in the mornings, claiming I was too loud. I knew I’d get in trouble if I woke her up again. How was I supposed to know Simon Says was too loud? It was a new game I received on my birthday a few weeks earlier, and I couldn’t play in the room I shared with my older sister since she was still asleep.

I explained how I was going to get a big Hefty trash bag from under the kitchen sink and fill it with my clothes. I’d leave first, and he was to leave five minutes later. Did I mention we were seven years old? Since mom was still asleep, it was the perfect time to leave. Once Jay agreed with the plan, I put it into action.

It was hard to pack my belongings since my sister was sleeping in the room. I was pretty stealthy, though. Her back was to the bedroom door, so I left the bag near it and made several trips from my bureau to the door, arms filled with clothes and a few toys. Once filled, the bag was awkward and heavy. It was as tall as I was. I bumped into the doorjamb on my way out of the bedroom, but my sister didn’t seem to hear it. I made my way down the narrow hallway and stopped at the coat closet. Running away was hard work. After resting for a moment, I donned my puffy jacket and dragged the trash bag to the front door, located in the kitchen. Opening the door, I peeked over my shoulder to make sure no one was watching before pulling the bag over the threshold and balancing it on the top step of the steep staircase. We lived on the second floor of an old Queen Victorian duplex, and I was unsure how I would carry the bag without falling. I pushed the bag down the stairs and watched it bounce to the bottom. Some clothes spilled out, but I figured I’d grab them on my way down the stairs. I closed the door, wincing at the loud sound the deadbolt made as the latch caught, and soon I was out of the apartment.

I made my way down the street, and at the corner I looked around. I decided to walk toward my school since I knew that area. Every few steps I had to stop to rest, but that was okay. I figured I was making good time. I was careful to not let the bottom of the bag catch on any rocks or twigs as I dragged it down the sidewalk. And soon Jay would join me. We’d figure out where to go, and once we got there, we’d be able to play Simon Says whenever we wanted.

Feeling something wet hit my face, I looked up. I was surprised to find it was sleet. I shivered, wishing I had my mittens. They were in the bag, but I’d have to wait to find them. I pulled my coat hood over my head and kept going. Crossing the street was hard since I had to carry the bag over the icy snowbank instead of dragging it. Once I got to the other side, I heard a dog bark at me. It startled me since my hood blocked everything but what was directly in front of me. Resting the bag on my foot, I looked around.

A large German Shepherd barreled toward me, barking. I didn’t know what to do. He was so large. It kept barking while circling around me and sniffing at the bag. “Go away,” I yelled, waving my arms. I shuffled forward and it jumped in front of me, barking again. I reared back, not sure what to do.

The dog bit into the bottom of the bag and dragged it off the sidewalk. It toppled over, half of the clothes falling into a large puddle. “No!” I tried to pull the bag away, but the dog barked at me several times and grabbed my favorite shirt, vigorously shaking its head from side to side before dropping it into the puddle. What could I do? I sat on the curb, head in my hands, feet in the puddle, coat wet from the sleet, hood obscuring my face from anyone, and I cried.

That’s how my mom, brother, and sister found me. And as would be true for anyone with siblings, my epic, failed runaway attempt was a story they loved to tell for years, particularly in large groups.

GIVEAWAY

UNDERTOW

by Jazzy Mitchell

Maggie Ambrose is a fifty-six-year-old career politician who plans to run for president. To kick off her presidential bid and introduce herself to the masses, she’s writing a revealing memoir. Her publisher insists she divulge more than her political pedigree to gain the nation’s attention, but Maggie’s not eager to confess the details of her challenging childhood, complex familial relationships, or her failed first marriage. Will the nation embrace a female lesbian candidate after she opens the door to a painful past?

  • 1 winner

Undertow Giveaway

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Jazzy Mitchell loves to tell stories, one word at a time. Knowing how powerful words are, she enjoys connecting them in different ways. For over thirty years, Jazzy has taught English, law, ethics, and even energy work to foster understanding. Her writing has evolved through poetry, short stories, fanfiction under the name Jazwriter, and novels. Each project has taught her how to integrate what she’s observed. Jazzy likes to write about what she observes. She’s warned loved ones anything they say or do may show up in her next novel. Jazzy’s the author of four contemporary lesbian romance novels: Lost TreasuresMusings of a MadwomanYou Matter, and her newest novel, Undertow.

 

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