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by KD Williamson
Maya Davis is done with hiding. It’s left her empty and out of touch with her family. Now, she is a young woman on a mission: to get rid of residual feelings for her former best friend, Nina Sterling.
Nina admits she is a work in progress. She’s torn between what others want her to be and who she suspects she really is. With Maya’s return to be a bridesmaid at Nina’s wedding, and with hilarious interference from her cousin, Rachel, the seeds of rebellion are finally sown.
by Chloe Peterson
Available in Kindle Unlimited
When her best friend’s girlfriend asks her to help plan a surprise three-year anniversary party, event planner Amy Clark is flung into emotional turmoil.
For years, she’s hidden her secret crush, going as far as avoiding the happy couple whenever possible. But Danielle’s blue eyes and dimpled smile, are hard to resist.
Now, Amy finds herself spending extra time with a woman she can’t have, forced to hide her feelings or she’ll ruin not one, but two longstanding relationships.
by Patty Schramm
Sara Hyatt knows what it is to be in love. She’s been there, done that twice in her life. The second time she was sure would be the last. She’d found the woman that owned her heart; except that woman chose to stomp on it instead.
Now Sara’s single again and attracting interest. Problem is, neither woman is Terry.
Terry Alexander moved herself and her daughter to Whitehorse, Canada to live with her mom, after realizing she couldn’t continue on her own in Quebec. She never expected she’d ever date again, much less fall in love. She never expected to meet Sara Hyatt. When she did, she fell hard. Until she was forced to break up with her. Now she sees her on every street corner and she aches to talk to her. But Sara isn’t exactly inviting her over for coffee.
Can she find a way to convince Sara that she still loves her and they should be together, or end up spending the rest of her life alone.
Ultimately, it’s Sara’s choice. Will she choose her true love? Or will she settle for the love of someone else?
by Marian Snowe
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Doesn’t everyone deserve a second chance?
Poinsettia Collins hates Christmas. Tia’s lived with that awful name for her whole life, so it was just her luck that her college girlfriend would cheat on her on Christmas Eve. Twenty years later, when Tia unexpectedly inherits a distant relative’s Christmas tree farm, she thinks fate couldn’t be laughing any harder…
Then the woman who broke her heart shows up on the farm’s doorstep with a half-frozen kitten and nowhere to go for the holidays.
Meg Bartlett’s world fell apart when her girlfriend wrongfully accused her of being unfaithful. When she comes home for Christmas after a long time away, Tia is the last person she expects to see, but maybe now she’ll get the chance to set the record straight. That is, if Tia will finally believe her. And if Tia does…how can she possibly ever win Meg back?
by Cailee Francis
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Emily Williams has always felt driven to follow her dreams. Her art studies took her across the country, but she can’t forget the girl she left behind. When she learns that Danica has been in a devastating car accident, she’s glad to be returning home for Christmas. She has to see Danica again.
Danica Swanson has tried to move on since Emily left but with limited success. The town of Myrton hasn’t offered many dating prospects, but she found a job as a barista that made her happy. That was until the crash put her life in jeopardy and left her with little choice but to give up her job.
Danica still misses Emily, but she has a lot to deal with as she recovers from her injuries. Meanwhile, Emily wants to give her dream of a relationship with Danica another chance. Can they find a way to rekindle their flame or have they lost each other for good?
by JM Dragon
Belle Farrow knew what she wanted for Christmas‒work. Except she had little to offer but a minor degree in cookery and household management, certainly not enough for a decent chef or housekeeper position. Then she saw an advert in the local newspaper.
Wanted: Housekeeper/cook/nanny for the period of Christmas until the New Year.
Could this be her savior for a short time, even if children didn’t exactly come under her expertise. How hard could it be for a few weeks?
Danny Reed, is desperate, taking out an ad to find someone who can provide skills she hasn’t…cooking being the main one. Her aim, ensuring she keeps custody of her two nephews and niece. Helping her to provide evidence all is well for the grandparents visit Christmas day. There must be someone out there that would fit the bill for a few weeks.
This is Christmas. Perhaps Santa reads the ad column too and pushes a little spirit of the season and romance into the request.
by Aurora Rey, Erin Zak, & Elle Spencer
Can falling in love melt the hearts of the iciest ice queens? Join Aurora Rey, Elle Spencer, and Erin Zak to find out!
In Ice on Wheels by Aurora Rey, all’s fair in love and roller derby. That’s Riley Fauchet’s motto, until a new job lands her at the same company—and on the same team—as her rival Brooke Landry, the frosty jammer for the Big Easy Bruisers.
In Private Equity by Elle Spencer, Cassidy Bennett spends an unexpected evening at a lesbian nightclub with her notoriously reserved and demanding boss, successful venture capitalist Julia Whitmore. After seeing a different side of Julia, Cassidy can’t seem to shake her desire to know more.
In Closed-Door Policy by Erin Zak, going back to college is never easy, but Caroline Stevens is prepared to work hard and change her life for the better. What she’s not prepared for is Dr. Atlanta Morris, her new professor whose tough demeanor is no match for Caroline’s burgeoning confidence.
by Kris Bryant
Breaking up is hard to do, but three weeks before Christmas it’s even more painful. Jessica Raymond isn’t in love with her ex-girlfriend anymore; she just hates to emotionally limp through the holidays. When a cute gray kitten shows up on her doorstep, Jessica panics. She doesn’t have time for a pet. Finding sexy Veterinarian Dr. Taylor Mitchell intriguing isn’t part of the plan either, but both manage to turn her world upside down.
Taylor Mitchell isn’t going to let a beautiful woman with a bad attitude bring her down. It’s the holidays and she’s determined to show some much-needed Christmas spirit and help a lonely cat find a good home.
A few kitten-induced mishaps bring them closer and sharing the same space suddenly isn’t so bad. Chatting is actually pretty nice. Did this sweet kitten show up to help them find each other? Or is the holiday spirit to blame for their special connection?
by Jenny Frame
Davina Trent lives for work. She spends her days at her prestigious family law firm, ending her clients’ marriages in divorce court and negotiating their hefty payoffs. Marriage is destined to fail, and family can’t be trusted. But when Trent’s cousin dies unexpectedly, Trent is the only relative left to care for his two small children. She needs a nanny fast.
All Wendy Darling ever wanted was a family. When her fiancée left her and cleared out her bank account, she didn’t think her heart would ever mend. After years abroad as a nanny, she returns to Britain to finish her degree and finally get her life back on track.
Wendy falls in love with the children, but her heart aches at the distance between Trent and the kids. Wendy’s determined to show Trent how fulfilling family life can be, and soon love begins to blossom. But will Trent have the courage to embrace her desire for Wendy and her unexpected family?
by VK Powell
What happens when a police officer’s fight for justice conflicts with an ER doctor’s commitment to patient care?
Police officer Finley Masters wants to interview an injured suspect and make an arrest so she can move on to the next case. As long as she keeps closing cases she can hide the pain of caring for her alcoholic father. Dr. Dylan Carlyle dedicates herself to healing the sick and looking after her family. She doesn’t have time for dating, especially not a reckless cop who thinks she’s God’s gift to women. When Finley Masters strolls into the emergency room making demands, Dylan protects her turf and her heart.
A tragic incident brings them together, but their feelings keep them coming back.
by Annie McDonald
Cassidy (Sid) Harris is an uncompromising art gallery curator, blindsided and thrust into the midst of a career-ending deal involving a powerful celebrity art collector. Making matters worse, when called back to her family’s ranch to help end a mysterious series of cattle thefts, she’s faced with memories she thought she’d left behind long ago.
Mia Jarvis, a herding dog trainer who has set up camp adjacent to Sid’s family ranch, is emerging after years from the desolate fog of grief. Mia and her canine companions can’t seem to stop running afoul of the decidedly prickly rancher.
Where We Are is a sensual account of two women who discover a way to walk on the same path together and—with the help of an Indigenous tale, a Canadian art movement, and the mysterious appearance of dimes—also discover the gift of staying in one spot, in time, in space, and in love.
by MA Binfield
Where love is concerned, the smallest steps are often the hardest to take—especially when you’ve guarded your heart as carefully as Iris Miller has. Still bruised from a relationship that crashed and burned, and all the meaningless hookups that followed, Iris has given up on love and buttoned her feelings up tight.
But when Cameron Hansen joins Iris’s law firm and her soccer team, and even starts hanging out in her favorite bookstore, everything gets turned upside down. Beautiful, open, and forward, Cam is impossible to ignore, and Iris is surprised to find herself intrigued. Cam’s straight, happily engaged, and simply looking for a friend—or so it seems.
London’s bitterly cold winter makes winning their soccer championship almost as difficult as keeping their feelings in check, being honest with each other, and trying not to fall in love. Iris and Cam are about to discover the meaning of taking chances and following your heart, even if it means getting hurt.
by Nan Higgins
London Craft has exactly the life she wants. She’s a successful artist with a hot line of edgy clothing and merchandise she sells from her boutique, Hell in a Handbasket. Along with her incredible chosen family, she’s in a loving relationship with Reggie, her girlfriend of six years.
When Reggie blindsides London with a public marriage proposal, London freezes. She’s never wanted anything traditional, let alone marriage. When Reggie leaves her, she thinks things can’t possibly get worse, until she receives the call that her estranged mother has died. Suddenly, she’s catapulted into contact with the family she hasn’t seen in nearly twenty years.
After her mother’s funeral, London discovers a letter she wrote to her future self as part of a school project when she was ten years old. Face-to-face with her childhood ideals and the drastically different life she’s built, London must find her way to the future—and love—she truly wants.
by Les Mood
Available in Kindle Unlimited
This is the story of Nan and Kat’s Winter Holiday trip Sappho’s Island Resort, a Caribbean retreat exclusively for women who love women. Clothing is optional, which suits the exhibitionist Nan perfectly. On the way to the resort they are welcomed into Mile-High Club. At the resort they spend five nights making love under the stars, and six days enjoying themselves with other couples.
by Madeleine Taylor
Available in Kindle Unlimited
I’m a good girl. I work hard, look like your average girl, do everything in moderation, and I certainly don’t make a habit of going into strangers’ hotel rooms dressed in sexy lingerie and killer heels. That is, until I meet her.
When a mysterious woman buys me a drink at a hotel bar in New York, I never expect her to impact my life the way she does. From the moment she lays eyes on me there’s little point fighting my desires because she seems to know them better than I do…
by Raven Sky
Quinn, a stylish artsy photographer, and Riley, a passionate redheaded veterinarian, are celebrating their one-year anniversary. Such an important milestone is bound to result in some extraordinary sexual adventures, but precisely how extraordinary is up to you.
Quinn and Riley start off their date night in a sensually stimulating dine-in-the-dark restaurant. One of the women will make a bold suggestion. Will Quinn suggest that Riley wear a remote-controlled vibrator while they sing karaoke at a piano bar? Or will Riley suggest that they check out the women-only night at a local sex club?
From there, the intimate escapades just get more intriguing, as you, the reader, get to choose how these two show their desire for each other on their special night. Whether you prefer your sex scenes to be sweet, steamy, or intense, you can try it all, knowing that whichever path you choose, the erotic adventure is certain to be hot, loving, upbeat, and sometimes even humorous.
by H.A. Blackwood
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Darcy Ford is coming off an ill-advised relationship that ended in disaster. When she’s at her lowest point, she meets a new friend who takes her back ten years to a night of wild passion. A night when she met-and lost-someone who opened new worlds to her. A night where her heart was stolen. A night which was the start of this most recent disastrous affair.
Only by re-telling these tales can she find her way back to her lost love and the return of her heart.
by TJ Dallas
This erotica novel follows Lara as she moves to a new city and comes to terms with her desire for another woman; a seductive bartender with a supernatural secret. When Lara lands a job in an LGBT nightclub and meets the club’s owner, Harry, she’s full of inappropriate thoughts, but there’s one problem; she’s not gay. What she doesn’t know, is that the Cardinal is run by seven women… Who just so happen to be the Seven Deadly Sins! Follow Lara’s journey to become proud of who she is, and find out what happens when Lust falls in love, Gluttony falls pregnant, and Envy gets, well… jealous! of everyone else getting intimate with Pride.
18+, mature content, 1x brief M/F
ACTION & ADVENTURE
by Robyn Nyx
Rayne Marcellus knows what people want, and she’s damn good at getting it. Antiquities is her game, and she’s the best there is, moving in the shadows even as she trades in the light. When an ambitious criminal approaches her to take on a deadlier game than even she’s willing to play, she knows she has to stop him. But she’ll need help…
After a previous betrayal, Chase Stinsen doesn’t want anything to do with Rayne. Chase believes archaeology is a tool to understand the past in an effort to help the future and has no use for profiting from the finds of history. But when Rayne proposes they track the legendary Golden Trinity, with the added benefit of helping indigenous tribes, she’s hooked.
Danger lurks around every corner, and their defenses crumble as they have to depend on one another to survive. If Chase can finally trust Rayne again, she might just end up with more than the gold.
by Mildred Gail Digby
Lindsay Ryan spends her days hidden in the basement of a medical university’s archives and her nights online as a pro mah-jong player. She is invisible, anonymous and most of all, safe.
Dr. Gwen Mukherjee invades Lindsay’s sanctuary with coffee dates and conspiracy theories—both of which wreak havoc on Lindsay’s solitary existence. Inexorably attracted to the odd but charismatic doctor, Lindsay can’t keep her distance from Gwen. Neither does she want to.
When Gwen discovers a horrible truth about the town they live in, the unscrupulous company responsible will do anything to keep their secrets safe. And that includes setting Lindsay up as a wanted fugitive to use her as bait to trap Gwen.
by K’Anne Meinel
Abigail is hiding from her father and her late husband’s solicitors. She takes her young daughter and escapes to the London property belonging to the late earl. After learning a few things about her past and the parts certain people played in them, she begins to grow up. She becomes more confident in her role as the Countess of Worthington, something she hadn’t been able to do during her marriage.
Will her father ever cease his efforts to get his hands on her inheritance? If not, she is prepared to leave England and flee to the last place on Earth he would expect to find her!
by CJ Murphy
Balancing a professional life and a personal life is always difficult. When you’re the Sheriff of a county that brings in a million tourists like Chance Fitzsimmons is, you stand as the thin blue line between order and anarchy twenty-four hours a day, three hundred sixty-five days a year. Trying to plan a Christmas wedding to begin a decade’s long-delayed life with her fiancée, Jax St. Claire, can throw things out of balance. If that’s not enough, an influx of opioids causing multiple overdoses at a county festival followed by a mass casualty incident at a popular ski resort threaten to push the county emergency service resources to their breaking point. Chance’s dedication stresses her conviction to the five principles she lives by like a rescue rope loaded to its safety limit. Jax’s life isn’t exactly calm either at the Three River’s Animal Clinic, where a sinister visitor introduces unwelcomed sexual advances that cause waves of intimidation and harassment to her and her staff. The resolution that comes crashing down will close a critical link in the chain of a high-profile investigation, putting lives and a vow yet to be made, at risk. Both women are dedicated to finding that balance, and their “Forever Chance” is but a promise away if only they can survive to trudge the snow to say ‘I do.’
by Scott Kujawa
Available in Kindle Unlimited
What would you do to find the person who doesn’t want to be found?
Elly is the lone superhero of Ellyville. She gained her superhero abilities after she agreed to be a test subject to a group of scientists who sought a test subject for the new radioactive element they’ve created in one of their laboratories. After the events where Rylee captured her, Elly followed the woman she loves from one safe house to another. Having found the latest safe house, Elly prepares to confront Rylee about how she feels towards her. Before this happens, a stranger attacks Elly. Facing new threats isn’t anything new to the superhero, but this assassin sent to kill her leads Elly towards a path she didn’t plan.
E.V. E., or Evie, is the artificial intelligence the scientists created to handle everything within the apartment they designed for Ellison to give her everything she needed to help her protect the town from the criminals and villains who cause chaos each time they broke the laws. Evie faces new challenges once she gained the android body she desires. Being able to walk among the citizens of Ellyville takes getting used to.
Rylee is an arch-villain of Ellyville. She’s cured Skylar from the disease ravening her younger sister. Now she’s on the run with her sister, fleeing from one safe house to another before Elly finds them. If Rylee wants to continue her relationship with Elly, she needs to confront the superhero about how she loves Elly.
Kasumi is the assassin hired to kill the superhero of Ellyville. Upon meeting Elly in combat, the assassin realizes her goal isn’t as easy as she planned. Learning more about how to kill the superhero of Ellyville will take all the skill Kasumi learned throughout the years she’s assassinated people.
by Anna Ferrara
Available in Kindle Unlimited
What would you do if you were raised Christian and also head over heels in love with someone of the same sex? In this horror story laden with multiple endings, supernatural events and many surprises, the fate of our protagonists will depend on the choices you make on their behalf.
How will you behave when life pushes you beyond the boundaries of what you and your religion know to be possible, or true? Would you put your trust in faith or love when that happens? Would you be able to survive?
by Clare Lydon
This Christmas, Tori Hammond is on a mission to find love.
Her ideal present under the tree would be a shiny new girlfriend, so Tori gives herself one month to find that special lady by December 25th. Christmas spells romance and she’s going to grab some.
Love Christmas? Love romantic comedies? Then you need to read All I Want For Christmas and prepare to be swept off your festive feet!
narrated by Hayden Bishop
“Luke” Hamilton has been living as a husband and father for the past 17 years. No one but her wife, Nora, knows she is not the man she appears to be. They have raised their daughters to become honest and hard-working young women, but even with their loving foundation, Amy and Nattie are hiding their own secrets.
Just as Luke sets out on a dangerous trip to Fort Boise, a newcomer arrives on the ranch – Rika Aaldenberg, who traveled to Oregon as a mail-order bride, hiding that she’s not the woman in the letters.
When hidden truths are revealed, will their lives and their family fall apart or will love keep them together?
by Ali Spooner
narrated by Desarae Holland
An elite businesswoman decides it’s time to stack the deck in favor of the fairer sex, and once she sets her mind to something, it’s as good as done. She offers under-appreciated professional women an opportunity of a lifetime with the proposal to work at an exclusive fitness club.
On the outskirts of Atlanta, lives of these women working at the elite club change. Friendships take shape, romance blooms, and the members get the workout of their lives.
by Anna Stone
narrated by Lexy Rebe
Faith is thrilled to land a job as a nanny for a wealthy, recently divorced mother of two. The pay is great, and the kids are angels. The only problem is their mother, Eve. She’s uptight, controlling, and impossible to please. The worst part? Faith can’t stop thinking about her.
When Faith discovers a side to her new boss that she never expected, it becomes clear that behind Eve’s strict facade is a passionate woman bursting to break free and make Faith hers. Faith knows all too well what it’s like to keep part of herself hidden. And she finds Eve and the sweet surrender she demands irresistible.
But as they confront their long-suppressed desires, Eve and Faith must keep everything between them secret or they risk losing everything. Eve is locked in a custody battle with her ex-husband, and he isn’t afraid to play dirty. As the stakes rise and fear threatens to drive them apart, will Faith and Eve find the strength to stand together?
by Jea Hawkins
narrated by Lori Prince
2018 – She doesn’t know if a marriage is worth fighting for.
Peyton Kennedy quantifies everything in terms of numbers and risk. She looks at a problem and solves it, leaving no piece of the puzzle out. When her young, too-whimsical wife inherits a derelict farmhouse from a distant aunt, Peyton can only see the bottom line. Too much work. Too much money. Time. Energy. Definitely not worth saving.
But her wife knows how to get her way, and Peyton finds herself roped into renovations. This…this may be the straw that breaks her marriage’s back, and Peyton’s worried about how worried that makes her. That is, until a 70-year-old bundle of letters and a time-worn diary fall on her head.
Before she knows it, Peyton is drawn into the story of her wife’s great aunt, Marty, a woman who dared defy social conventions for the love of another woman.
1939 – She doesn’t know what love is.
Marty Bell thinks life will fall neatly into place. Her mother has expectations: a husband, wealthy enough to give Marty security for the rest of her days. When she meets a beautiful circus worker who shovels dung and pounds stakes for a living, it’s the first time Marty sees that she can stray from the path.
Soon, her life is dictated by not just her mother, but the upheaval of war and the one thing she never expected to find: love. And Marty will risk anything and everything to hold onto it.
Contemporary and historical lesbian romance intertwine in this emotional tale of a diary, an elephant, and four women who know that few things matter more than finding someone who loves them just the way they are.
by Kate Christie
narrated by Britney Gil
Sometimes a chance meeting can change everything.
At 15, Jamie Maxwell’s main goals in life are to make the United States youth national soccer pool, move past the Incident-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named, and maybe – someday – kiss a girl. When she meets Emma Blakeley at a tournament in Southern California, something about the older girl draws her in. And it isn’t that she expects to ever get the chance to kiss Emma. Really.
When Jamie invites her to sneak out on the last night of Surf Cup, Emma doesn’t go because she likes Jamie’s smile. She goes because, as the daughter of a surgeon and a nurse, she has a genetic predisposition to try to heal people. And Jamie, she can tell, is wounded.
Neither girl suspects that this first last night together will form the basis of a bond that will last across years and miles, from SoCal soccer fields and New York hotels to Portuguese beaches and the streets of Vancouver. But that’s how most friendships begin, isn’t it? With a smile and a nod and the courage to ask, “Do you maybe, possibly, want to come with me”?
by Tracey Richardson
narrated by Abby Craden
Thursdays aren’t simply another day of the week for Amy Spencer and Ellis Hall. Thursday afternoons sizzle with no-strings sex for the two women, who meet each week in a hotel room to forget their past – and their present.
The arrangement works perfectly for Amy, a busy surgeon who’s still smarting from a failed relationship. For Ellis, Thursday afternoons act as a pressure valve from her cutthroat job and the mistakes in her personal life she’s trying to rectify.
But soon the pair discover that their outside worlds are on a collision course with the carefully constructed world they’ve created on Thursday afternoons.
What will happen when they discover the truth about each other?
Will their weekly assignations come to a screeching halt, or will they turn into something much, much more?
by KL Hughes
narrated by Nicole Blessing
An amusing, charming lesbian romance about finding unexpected love inside family expectations.
When Fiona Ng’s best friend, Michael, needs a pretend girlfriend to bring home for Christmas in Arkansas, Fiona girds her loins and steps up. Besides, how hard could one festive family weekend be, anyway? That’s before she meets the boisterous McElroy clan, with accents as thick as a homemade pie crust, and an endless supply of competitive siblings, including Lizzie, Michael’s beautiful younger sister.
Lizzie seems to be everywhere, with her intoxicating scent, wandering hands, lingering gaze, and that bright, echoing laugh. The more time Fiona spends in her orbit, she wonders how she can even concentrate let alone pull off a convincing fake relationship.
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