New Lesfic Goodies: November 12th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details. 

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

BELLS WILL BE RINGING

by Barbara Winkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Can a disillusioned big city lawyer find love – and the true meaning of Christmas?

After her life takes a downward turn, Dana Clover decides to visit her vacation home in the small town of Chestnut Hill. When she discovers that the property is in worse shape than she expected, she must rely on helpful townspeople to improve it for potential future owners…

One of them is Dr. Holly McEwen who has been working hard to cope with a tragic loss. Friends and neighbors try to convince the well-loved town doctor that she deserves a second chance at love—but is she ready to open her heart?

Find out in this sweet lesbian Christmas romance…

 

WINTER LOVE SONGS

by Eliza Andrews

Get it for the new release price of 99¢ for a limited time!

Hope Caldwell looks like she has it all. She’s achieved her childhood dream of becoming a best-selling recording artist, and she’s living the glamorous life of a pop singer. But she’s learning the hard way that you can have everything and still feel empty inside.

Julie Aron is happy for her friend Hope, who was once both her best friend and her first love. While Julie struggles to fulfill her own dreams, she’s watched Hope’s rise to fame from afar, quietly celebrating her old friend’s victories. Julie can’t let her support of Hope show too much, though — if she does, she’ll only upset her wife, and they have enough problems as it is.

When tragedy shatters Hope’s spirit — and her body — she finds herself doing something she never thought she’d do: She heads back home to small town Georgia for the holidays. Julie is there to help Hope recover, but Hope’s healing leads to complicated feelings for both of them…

* Please note: This novella was previously included in last year’s Winter Hearts collection.

 

ENTANGLEMENT

by Max Ellendale

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Uranium isn’t something that Detective Billie Olsen often finds on bodies of homicide victims. The unusual situation connects her to physicist and college professor, Mira Lewis. Incited by the discovery of the weak radioactive element, the two join forces to unravel a cryptic cipher. It isn’t the investigation, however, that nudges their paths to continuously cross. Billie finds herself enamored by the bold, crimson-lipped professor, and her desire to learn more about her leads the two of them into an unlikely friendship. With both women burdened by their fears and responsibilities, the evolution of their entanglement rocks their unstable cores. The only question remains is will they be able to embrace their changes or succumb to an untimely meltdown?

 

DYALESSIA FRIENDS: HEATHER & SASHA
Dyalessia Friends: Book 2

by Scott Kujawa

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Can two rivals learn to get along when Dyalessia Games offers to join the sponsors who fund the two professional horse racers?

Working as hard as she did, Heather gained everything she dreamed about when she had a career as a professional horse racer. Heather and Shenanigans reached the top as the rider and her stallion swept into first place each time they competed. It didn’t take long for the two to earn their rewards. When Heather learned Dyalessia Games offered the same sponsorship to Sasha, she thought it was a mistake for the two to spend time together.

Sasha always felt inferior to Heather and Shenanigans. Sasha and Nonsense worked as hard as their rival, but Sasha and her stallion always came in second place when they competed against Heather and Shenanigans. Turning down the money being offered by Dyalessia Games meant Sasha needed to learn to work with her rival.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

TAPPING INTO LOVE

by Monica McCallan

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Lucy Parsons wants absolutely nothing to do with the Westmoore family or the maple syrup they produce. When Sierra Westmoore blows back into town after her father’s death and tries to rent a room at Lucy’s family’s bed-and-breakfast, The Maple Inn, Lucy kicks her out on the spot. It doesn’t matter that Sierra hasn’t set foot in Maple Run in fifteen years—the Westmoores are not allowed.

But small towns don’t leave a lot of room to hide, and Sierra and her brother, Drake, have set their sights on improving the town’s opinion of them now that their father is gone.

Lucy doesn’t believe any Westmoore could have good intentions, and although she may have to play nice with Sierra, it doesn’t mean she’s going to like it.

 

BACK TO SEPTEMBER

by Melissa Brayden

Building a bridge between two worlds can be tricky.

Hannah Shephard likes her life, her job, and her perfectly cozy apartment around the corner from her shop. She’s never been one to take big risks and would much rather stay in on a Friday night with a warm cup of decaf and her favorite mystery novel, so why do her friends insist she needs more? Plus, Hannah has bigger problems to focus on. She’s in trouble. Well, her bookstore is, and if she doesn’t find a way to bring in some more cash, she’ll be closing the doors of A Likely Story for good.

When world famous romance novelist Parker Bristow accepts her request to come in for a signing, Hannah might finally be able to drum up some much-needed attention and save the shop. What she didn’t anticipate was an unexpected evening and a woman she wouldn’t soon forget. A real romance is off the table. Parker is flashy, sought after, and Hannah is just, well, Hannah. But for Parker, it seems like Hannah might be a safe place to fall. The question is, what kind of falling are they doing?

 

NOT SINCE YOU

by Fiona Riley

Charlotte Southwick always has a plan. Boarding her honeymoon cruise alone and decidedly unmarried wasn’t her intention. Neither was running into her high school love on board. Lexi looks so confident, and so hot, and so irresistible… How could she have let this woman get away?

Lexi Bronson hasn’t had a permanent address in almost a decade and couldn’t be happier. Life is good bartending for a luxury cruise line—open seas, warm beaches, beautiful women, and no unnecessary anchors—until the woman who broke her heart shows up on her ship, and all those dreams of forever come rushing back.

When passion flares, will the storm that rages shipwreck them both?

 

A MOMENT IN TIME

by Lisa Moreau

Falling in love with the enemy has never felt so good for two women on opposite sides of a family feud.

Claire Fontenot jilted her high school boyfriend, Kurt Savoy, at the altar, igniting a storm between the two families that culminated in fiercely competing hot sauce businesses. When she reluctantly returns home to a small town in Louisiana to run her aunt’s antique clock shop, she doesn’t exactly receive the warmest of welcomes.

Ivy Savoy is Kurt’s younger sister and grew up learning never to trust a Fontenot. When Ivy spots a treasured lost clock from her childhood in the window of the antique shop, she can’t resist going inside.

Claire and Ivy, who have every reason to hate each other, can’t seem to stop feeling exactly the opposite. Falling in love is out of the question if they can’t convince their families—and each other—to let go of the past.

 

FEARLESS

by Tina Michele

Jillian Marshall is living her perfect dream. All she’s ever wanted is to be a dolphin trainer, and she’s going on eighteen years doing just that at Tampa’s Marine Research Institute. Her devotion to education and her dedication to the conservation of marine mammals consume her heart and soul. Romance isn’t exactly on her agenda.

When Laura Carter applied to the institute’s thirty-six-week intensive training program, she left out one important detail—the tragic accident that changed her entire life and left her terrified of drowning. A brilliant animal behaviorist, Laura must decide just how hard she’s willing to fight to fulfill her dreams and overcome her nightmares.

Falling in love is the easy part, but when Jillian puts her career on the line to help Laura overcome her fear, will she lose everything?

 

FANTASY ROMANCE

 

NOT YOUR AVERAGE LOVE SPELL

by Barbara Ann Wright

The Knights of Flame need to move their army across the country to defeat a brutal enemy. Tricky, as the knights have outlawed magic. They hire a researcher, Camille, to fix the problem and assign the dashing Major Sydney to help. If Camille and Sydney can keep their hands off each other long enough, they can surely come up with a solution.

Rowena the Hawk is a witch of great power and stubbornness equal to that of an entire phalanx of knights. Exiled from home, she has only her construct Ember for company until the most beautiful woman she’s ever seen dares her to save the world.

Wanting to cuddle one moment and strangle each other the next, the four women are the kingdom’s only hope. Everyone’s probably doomed…

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

ASPEN IN MOONLIGHT

by Kelly Wacker

When art historian Melissa Warren inherits three of her grandmother’s paintings that have captivated her since childhood, she sets out to discover more about the little known artist and the locations of the mysterious landscapes. Her search takes her to the Colorado Bear Conservancy and the artist’s great-granddaughter, Sula Johansen.

Sula is reluctant to help Melissa, but their instant chemistry is impossible to ignore. Sula is torn between falling in love and hiding the truth about who and what she really is. Of course, if Melissa paid closer attention to minor details—like the fact that Sula enjoys nibbling berries off the vine, is unusually strong, and consumes way too much honey—Melissa might not be in for the shock of her life.

 

BLOOD RUNS THROUGH THE HEART

by L.L. Shelton

Available in Kindle Unlimited

21-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?

Blood Runs Through The Heart from authors L.L. Shelton, and T.A. Williams is set in the modern world, except in this version, humans, she-wolves, and vampires live together in peace. Or until the rumor of an uprising spreads.

 

ROMANTIC SPECULATIVE FICTION

 

CHANGING COURSE

by Brey Willows

When a simple mission goes wrong, intergalactic space captain Jessa Arbelle nearly goes down with her ship.

Her escape pod lands on Indemnion, a planet known for its raw, raucous societies, and Jessa’s top priority is keeping the few survivors with her safe while finding a way back home. That’s when she meets mysterious scrounger Kylin Enderson, a useful and attractive distraction she can hardly afford with so much at stake.

Kylin resents Jessa’s silver spoon attitude, especially since Jessa has no idea what real life is like. Kylin has enough trouble keeping ahead of the creditors she owes for some of her more secretive undertakings, without having to help the beautiful captain who fell from the sky. But Kylin’s always been a sucker for a damsel in distress, and this time is no different.

When Kylin’s secret comes out, it puts their growing attraction, as well as Jessa’s life, in danger. Will everything come crashing down, or can they change course before it’s too late?

 

MYSTERY / CRIME

 

NOT DEAD ENOUGH
Micky Knight Mysteries: Book 10

by J. M. Redmann

A woman wants to find her missing sister. That should be easy for an experienced PI like Micky Knight. Until the woman—or someone who looks like her—ends up in the morgue. Micky finds herself in a tangled mess, not knowing who the real victim is, or how her name keeps coming up in places it shouldn’t. Like newly minted Realtor Karen Holloway’s house sale papers, as the contact for another missing buyer, one who looks a lot like Micky’s client. The same woman? The sister?

Micky has to uncover what the game is and who’s playing. Because the stakes are murder.

 

GALILEO
An Evan Reed Mystery: Book 2

by Ann McMan

Tim Donovan is a Catholic priest with a guilty conscience—though not in the way you’d guess. And Katherine Donne is a Parisian socialite who long ago kicked her self-respect to the curb—for good and for ill. And much closer, we have a group of men whose fortunes, graying temples and positions in life are distinguished and enviable. But their morals? Anything but. And that’s where Evan Reed comes in. Evan (short for Evangeline) is a highly principled political operative with an imperfect past, tasked with uncovering compromising material on a rotten judge up for nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court before he can be rushed through confirmation.

Evan knows it won’t be simple to find damaging information against the judge because he’s been vetted many times before. When Evan pulls the string after an interview with a cryptic madman, she finds herself struggling to solve a puzzle that gets more complex by the hour. And where crime, money, conscience, and greed come together, danger is sure to lurk. In this sequel to Dust, Ann McMan takes the reader on an intense journey into a world that lies just beneath the thin veneer of civilization—a world teeming with power struggles and warped desires, and a subculture of promises made, kept, and broken.

As Evan pushes further into peril, her personal life sparks into flame with the increasing presence of the ravishing Julia Donne, a book publisher with a progressive bent and troubling questions about her late father. McMan’s specialty of intertwining a hot romance into heart-pounding suspense just keeps getting better and better.

 

AN UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT

by KT Brodland

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Olivia Jeffries has neither time nor interest in relationships. When she isn’t operating the market garden she inherited, she uses her computer skills to deal out her own brand of justice. In an effort to solve the mystery behind the targeted shooting of her farm manager and his family, she enlists the aid of Cat Harris, a local private investigator.

Cat Harris makes her living uncovering other people’s secrets. It doesn’t take her long to realize that Olivia has more than her share of them. Not least of which is her ability to bypass alarm systems and move objects without touching them.
When an elderly woman writes to Cat, asking her to find out if Olivia is the daughter who went missing more than thirty years before, Cat is compelled to bring the information she uncovers to Olivia’s attention.

Not until Olivia confronts the dying woman and is finally able to forgive her is she able to let go of the past.

 

INTRIGUE & THRILLER / ROMANCE

 

COST OF HONOR
Honor Series: Book 10

by Radclyffe

Secret Service Agent Oakes Weaver is in the midst of the biggest assignment of her career—leading the advance team for President Andrew Powell’s impending trip to Philadelphia where everyone expects he will be nominated to run for a second term. The last thing she needs is a tragedy among the president’s inner circle that might not be an accident, or the sudden recruitment of Ari Rostof, a woman who might be a lot more than she seems. But Oakes doesn’t get a say in policy. She only has to secure the president’s safety—at all costs.

First Daughter Blair Powell and her spouse, Cameron Roberts, are among the reelection campaign members accompanying President Andrew Powell to Philadelphia. While the president may be protected by his Secret Service agents, those close to him are literally in the kill zone, and his adversaries will stop at nothing to further their cause—even mass murder.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

GULF BREEZE

by Gerri Hill
narrated by Abby Craden

Dr. Carly Cambridge, wildlife biologist, returns to the Texas Gulf Coast to manage the latest Habitats for Nature project, restoring the woods and wetlands to their natural state. She is devoted to the environmental cause with a passion usually reserved for a lover – something she hasn’t had since a disastrous love affair 10 years earlier. Having sworn off women and relationships, Carly is perfectly content to live her life alone while she focuses on her latest project.

Wildlife photographer Pat Ryan is duped into volunteering her talents to the Habitats For Nature cause, but she wants no part of the overzealous Dr. Cambridge.

While they spend most of their time sparring and bickering, an early season hurricane finds them fighting nature – instead of each other – to save the wetlands and the birds that brought them together.

Soon Carly finds her heart opening, little by little, and struggles to ignore the feelings that are growing between them. And Pat, always searching for that certain someone to take her breath away, can’t believe for a moment that the woman she’s been waiting for could possibly be Carly.

 

TOO LATE … I LOVE YOU

by Kiki Archer
narrated by Ella Lynch

Connie Parker isn’t convinced by this falling in love lark. Falling hurts, you end up with bruises and scars.

She has the perfect answer: She’ll write about love instead. But what happens when the novel-in-progress describes more about Connie’s own dull existence than she wants to admit? And when will she realize that her hero is beginning to resemble her new best friend Maria – a woman who seems to turn every simple outing with their three-year-olds into a fun-filled adventure for them all?

In trying to make sense of the puzzle of her life, Connie learns there is no perfect person. Just that person who’ll fit you perfectly.

 

UNEXPECTED PARTNERS

by Michelle Larkin
narrated by A.J. Ferraro

After she’s abducted and barely escapes with her life, Dr. Chloe Maddox joins the Boston Police Department as a behavioral profiler. Her sole objective is to solve her own case. The only thing standing in her way is that she has no memory of what happened. When she locks eyes with the man who murdered her lover and left her for dead, the past comes flooding back.

Detective Dana Blake is still mourning the death of her wife. When she discovers Chloe’s abductor is the same serial killer who took her wife’s life, she insists on protecting her. Both women are caught off guard by their developing attraction as they build their case on the run from a clever sociopath.

Danger lurks behind every corner, and a killer is intent on recapturing his prey. Except, this time, he has his eye on Dana, too.

 

CLOSE TO HOME

by Rachel Spangler
narrated by Ann Etter

When a CPA is forced to hire help for tax season, she resents the presence of her brash, young intern. The intern only wants to complete the internship so she can chase her dream job in DC. Will the CPA’s past and the intern’s future add up to something greater than the sum of their escalating attraction?

 

SOUL AWAKENED
Fire & Ice: Book 2

by Idella Breen
narrated by Sophie Daniels

Knock one down and another takes his place….

Cait and Snow are settling into their new lives when there is a knock at their door….

An old enemy has risen from the fallen vampires and is looking for revenge. Cait and Snow’s bond will be tested once more as they race against time to stop the threat of another war. Friends are made in unlikely places and new abilities awakened.

Will love conquer all? Or will they fall to this new threat?

Find out in Soul Awakened, the sequel to Blood Bound.

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

LESFIC AUTHOR NEWS

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UPCOMING LESFIC EVENTS

 

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: November 5th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Also check out the sale going on this week. Click here

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details. 

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

MINE

by Kim Hartfield

Available in Kindle Unlimited

In search of life’s meaning, Cherry leaves her high-powered sales job to spend three months working on an organic farm. The owner, Margo, is intensely confident and terrifyingly beautiful – and has little patience for city girls who don’t know what they’re doing.

Desperate to gain Margo’s respect, Cherry does her best to adjust to farm life. Although she’s never been interested in women, she’s intrigued when she learns Margo has particular tastes. Suddenly Cherry wants to please her boss in a whole different way.

As Cherry is swept into a world of exquisite delights, her feelings for the captivating older woman grow. Will she belong to her domme for a moment in time? Or will Margo keep her – forever?

 

MOST WONDERFUL

by Bryce Oakley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Emilia Marin thinks Christmas and the holidays are a waste of time. She’s way too busy to think about gingerbread houses and trees and carols. Cody Nowak loves every holiday tradition, but baking at her uncle’s shop is one of the best. Which is exactly why she’s taking a few weeks hiatus from her role as a paramedic to help him at the bakery. When Cody realizes that Emilia hates Christmas –– like Ebenezer Scrooge levels of hate –– she decides that making Em love Christmas is exactly the distraction she needs. Will Cody be able to melt Emilia’s ice queen exterior with ice skating, hot cocoa, and tree decorating?

 

THE WRONG MCELROY

by KL Hughes

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.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

SHE’S THE ONE

by Ella Goode

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Whenever her friends talk about the hot guys on campus, Maisie is bored. Not only does she not find these particular guys are hot, she’s beginning to realize that she doesn’t think men are attractive in general. Besides, she has more important things to do than chase after men such as gaining the friendship of Star.

Star’s a brilliant, intriguing, captivating girl who makes Maisie’s heartbeat a little faster. After spending time with Star, Maisie begins to realize that her feelings aren’t very sisterly. Has she discovered something important far too late?

 

DREAMS IN A JAR

by JM Dragon

Thea Carter’s life isn’t her dream—it’s her nightmare. Her only escape is in the books that she reads at the local bookstore. She can hide away there and dream of adventures, knowing they will only ever be in her mind. The owner, Marion Appleby, is one of her only friends, the sanctuary of the bookstore, and her friendship with Marion are her slice of normalcy. When Marion is taken ill, Thea’s life becomes even more complicated.Sheryl Appleby, Marion’s niece, takes over the bookstore while her aunt recovers. Take control Sheryl and timid Thea’s first meeting is less than friendly. After getting to know Thea, something in Sheryl starts to thaw, and she is determined to help Thea any way she can. She helps Thea embark on an adventure that she could never envision, not even through her cherished books. While on her journey, Thea finds the will to live again, and even the hope of love. But does she have the strength to open her jar of dreams, or will they be locked up forever?

 

 ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

UNLEASHED: CASE OF THE SHEPHERD’S PIE

by Erik Schubach

Finnegan Temperance McLeary-May, dog walker extraordinaire has had an eventful time in Manhattan since she first moved to New York City. Her unique profession and quirky, bubbly personality endear her to everyone who meets her.

Finnegan and her personal NYPD Detective and wife, Jane, adjust to the realities of adjusting their lives to accommodate the two daughters they have adopted. One teen, Bri, and one tween, Luce.

After Brianne’s graduation, Finnegan finds herself embroiled in a case involving the underworld of crime and drugs in New York City when she goes to rescue a dog in an abandoned part of a building.

Jane learns as she is racing against the clock to save her trouble magnet wife again, that Luce is more like Finnegan than they thought when she goes missing as well.

The clock is ticking as their family collectively holds their breath.

 

SPORTS ROMANCE

 

PLAYING THE GAME

by Graysen Morgen

Randi Rojas is a professional soccer player who seemingly has it all, a successful career, a long-term girlfriend, a loving family, and a great group of friends…until a chance meeting with an attractive woman sends her way offside, and into a whole new game.

Berkley Ward lives her life to the extreme, spending her days either in the gym or four-wheeling in the woods, and her nights patrolling the streets as an officer. Affairs with taken women are easy, but after years of playing games, she’s finished…until she meets a beautiful woman and a game she can’t resist.

Both women play a dangerously seductive game of cat and mouse, teetering on the edge of friendship and affair.

 

ROMANTIC ACTION & ADVENTURE

 

OUTBACK SPLENDOR
A Woman Down Under: Book 5

by K’Anne Meinel

Nothing in Mel Lawrence’s life could have prepared her for living in the Australian Outback. She finds creating her new life and establishing a sheep station far from the elite society she was expected to live in extremely satisfying. She has a wife, a child, and a dream she never imagined she wanted, and they are all she needs. Will she be able to hold on to the happiness she’s found after seeking it for so long?

 

MILITARY ROMANCE

 

BEYOND THE CHECKPOINT

by Addison M. Conley

In 2008, Intelligence officer Ali Clairmont joined her agency’s deployment program. She’s openly gay because it’s not a punishment in the federal workforce. Air Force Major and NSA SIGINT officer Lynn Stewart is deep in the closet because DADT is still in effect.

Over ten years, they cross paths three times – twice in Afghanistan and finally at home. In 2008, they attempted to keep everything professional, but add a little coffee and close quarters and the attraction ignites. In 2010, a spy is selling secrets. Lynn is brought into the investigation, but once again, mission above all else takes a toll.

As the years go by, neither can forget the other. Ali isn’t happy when Lynn walks into her life again as her new civilian supervisor in 2017. Then Ali’s cousin arranges for a part-time handywoman to help with home renovations. When Lynn shows up, the fireworks go off. Eventually, the ice begins to melt. But is it too late for love? Is a cordial friendship all they can hope for?

Spoiler and Trigger warning: Two-thirds of this book is set in Afghanistan. War is not a light topic. The book touches on—but does not dwell on—PTSD, death, and the character’s weaknesses. Lynn and Ali make it through to a happily-ever-after, but it’s a bit of a bumpy road. If you are a reader that prefers happy/sunshine novels from beginning to end, then this is likely not the book for you.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

EMBRACING FOREVER
Blood Resonance: Book 2

by K. Aten

Sarah Colby is a musician, teacher, lover, sister, and so much more. In the past year, she learned that sometimes life takes you places you never even knew existed. For Sarah and her sister Annie, they found out that not only were the monsters real but sometimes you loved them. Now the Colby sisters and their friends are being targeted by someone with a grudge. They must discover who is attacking the people of Columbus or risk losing all that they hold dear. Nobel Keller is with them every step of the way but will she bring salvation or merely the end of their lives in Columbus?

 

ROMANTIC DRAMA 

 

#SANDYBOTTOM
The San Francisco Mystery Series: Book 6

by Alexi Venice

Available in Kindle Unlimited

District Attorney Amanda Hawthorne’s recent reunion with Dr. Jen Dawson is jeopardized by new revelations about Amanda’s past indiscretion.

Furious at Amanda, Jen leaves on a vacation with her daughter, Kristin, and Kristin’s father, Detective Tommy Vietti. Surrounded by her family and basking in the sun on Sandy Lake, Jen feels liberated. When an old high school acquaintance tempts Jen’s carnal curiosity, she makes a surprise trip to a nearby town.

Amanda, heartbroken and fighting her addictions, turns to dark music, loyal friends, and the California beach. Will she be able to resist her go-to mix of vices and lovers? Torn between her true nature and love of Jen, Amanda must act quickly if she wants to salvage their relationship. Meanwhile, she faces enemies at work who believe they’ve gained the upper hand to defeat her once and for all.

Tommy, steadfast and true to Jen and Kristin, nurses his bullet wound while vacationing with Jen’s family in Wisconsin. Will he influence Jen’s romantic and career decisions?

Warning: Contains some pink kink.

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

 

REBEL WIFE

by Annie Amos

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Only a rebel could agree to a plan as wild as this…

Dior Grainger is in need of a fake wife – and fast. Six months ago, it seemed like Dior had it all. A successful architect’s business, a mansion, a dream. Now, the whole lot is about to go up in smoke.

So she makes bad girl Ruby Potts an offer: protect me… and then marry me.

As the stakes get higher, though, will Ruby rebel yet again? Or has she finally found something – or someone – to believe in?

 

MYSTERY

 

HARD LUCK

by Pascal Scott

After serving five years at the Women’s Correctional Institution in Diablo, California, Elizabeth Taylor Bundy has been transitioned into a halfway house in San Francisco called Omega for six months of community service. On May 31, 1996, if all goes well, Elizabeth will be released from Omega and placed back into society as a free woman. Free to do what? Free to work a mind-numbing, dead-end job for minimum wage? No, Elizabeth has a better idea of what to do when she gets out. It’s one last con, and then she’ll have enough money for the rest of her life. It’s the perfect plan—until it isn’t.

 

SALE ALERT! 

 

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

A WOMAN LOVED

by TB Markinson
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

The holiday season can be a crazy time for a normal family – and Lizzie’s family is anything but normal.

While Lizzie’s wife is determined to plan the perfect Christmas party, every guest seems intent on wrecking the festivities. And one in particular is out to destroy the entire Petrie clan.

Lizzie does everything in her power to save the holiday, but the harder she tries to control the unruly guests, the more things unravel.

Will Lizzie survive the holidays with all the Petries under her roof?

A Woman Loved is the smart and funny fifth installment of A Woman Lost, a series of contemporary lesbian romances. If you like fully-formed characters, complicated family dynamics, and well-crafted prose, then you’ll love T. B. Markinson’s heartwarming series.

 

TURBULENCE

by E.J. Noyes
narrated by Abby Craden

Stockbroker Isabelle Rhodes has a lot of money, a lot of trust issues, and a whole lot of reasons to believe her ex-girlfriend was right when she said that Isabelle sucked at relationships. With that accusation stuck in her head, Isabelle throws caution to the wind and dives into her first one-night stand. Checking that off her bucket list should be something to celebrate – except it turns out that the woman she just spent an earth-shattering night with is actually her newly hired company pilot, Audrey Graham.

Ms. Never-See-You-Again just turned into Ms. See-You-Constantly.

Concerned about the stigma of workplace dalliances, Isabelle vows it can’t go further than the one night. Good plan – if not for an insistent libido and an even more persistent Audrey who conspires to break Isabelle’s resolve. Soon their no strings arrangement starts to feel a lot like dating, and Isabelle finds herself wanting more than just casual nights together….

 

A HEART THIS BIG

by Cheyenne Blue
narrated by Claire Alain

A captivating opposites-attract lesbian romance about a city woman discovering her country heart.

Australian country girl Nina Pellegrini runs a program for city kids to experience a taste of rural life at Banksia Farm. But when a child is hurt and a lawsuit threatens, Nina is determined to find the best legal assistance to help her save the farm.

Enter high-flying lawyer Leigh Willoughby, whose city world is far from the farm’s chaotic mix of kids and animals. She certainly doesn’t have time for small cases that don’t pay or farm visits that wreck her cool – and her clothes.

Still, the warm-hearted Nina and her challenging, 12-year-old daughter, Phoebe, are awfully hard to say no to. What on earth has she gotten herself into?

 

AVALANCHE OF LOVE

by M.E. Tudor
narrated by Tanya Eby

Back Lands magazine for outdoor enthusiasts has featured Robin Hawke and her outfitting business several times. When her friend, Josie Whittle, the editor-in-chief of the magazine, asks Robin to take a group of writers and photographers out for a week Robin is happy to do it until she finds out that one of the writers going on the trip has never even been camping, let alone gone on a multi-day hike.

After getting fired from a business magazine, her life in ruins, and forced to go home to Colorado where her father has her under his thumb, Marianne Jones is lucky to be writing for anyone. Her new boss at Back Lands magazine, Josie, insists Marianne go out on a weeklong hike with some other writers and photographers from the magazine. The only hiking Marianne does is at the mall, and she’s never been camping, so she is not happy about this trip.

Marianne makes Robin mad before the hike even starts, and Robin assumes Marianne is just another snooty socialite forced to work by her parents. Both women try to ignore the sparks flying between them on the trails in vain. These two women with nothing in common, except broken hearts, are thrown together by fate. Can they find common ground, or will tragedy take away the chance for them to find out what they could have had?

 

STAY

by Magnolia Robbins
narrated by Joan Dukore

Dogs always have a way of finding people.

When a tumultuous past causes Alice Gray, the only woman Lou Pearson has ever loved, to leave her for good, she shrinks away from the world, trying to make amends. She dedicates years of her life to train service dogs and save rescues. Little did she know that a rescued dog would save her, too.

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

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

 

GREENGAGE HOLIDAY CHEER

by Emma Sterner-Radley
narrated by Wendy Wolfson

Librarian and solver of mysteries, Kit Sorel has a lot on her plate this December. The eccentric but cozy island of Greengage can do that to a person. All Kit wants is to settle into her first holiday season on this quaint English isle – torn away from her past home, family, and old friends – as she is.

Instead, she has to contend with Laura – her girlfriend who happens to be an island celebrity and current owner of Howard Hall – never having time for her. To complicate Kit’s life further, she gets asked to find the missing and naughty “Pinky” for the owner of a local pub. All this, while trying to figure out what her Christmas plans will be.

Thank goodness Kit has the comical and quirky characters of Greengage to assist. Ethel Rosenthal gives advice, and Rajesh Singh shows her that skipping celebrating altogether is an option. But are these well-meaning people helping or hindering? Can Kit get over her holiday blues? Will Laura find time for them to be together? Oh, and where on earth is Pinky?

Following on from the blockbuster success of Greengage Plots, this heart-warming rom-com novella will answer these questions and give you some comforting holiday cheer, no matter what time of the year you listen to it.

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: October 29th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details. 

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

FROM HEEL TO HEART

by Amy DeMeritt

Available in Kindle Unlimited

With six years under her belt at work and the highly deserved title of senior financial analyst, Lana Scott has done very well for herself. But something is missing from her life. Love and family. But few women are interested in starting a family at her age, especially when they’re focused on their careers.

With her heart still on the mend from the tragic loss of the love of her life several years ago, Elli Voss is nearly out of hope that she’ll ever find love again. And she’s even less hopeful that she’ll be able to have children to train as her heirs to take over the family tailor and repair shop that’s been passed down in her family for several generations.

After a chance encounter and a promise to grab a cup of coffee soon, they may have just possibly found exactly what they’ve been looking for.

 

AFTER THE SUMMER RAIN

by Gerri Hill

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

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

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

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

 

THE PERFECT VIEW
Tahoe Series: Book 3

by Nicole Pyland

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Adler Williams had been surprised with a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, by her boyfriend; but not in a good way. That was the last place Adler ever wanted to be. She was not a woman who enjoyed camping or the outdoors in any way. While trying to return the camping supplies she wouldn’t be needing for this surprise trip, she meets a woman who loves the outdoors so much, she runs an outfitter’s shop in South Lake Tahoe.

Morgan Burns had watched her ex-girlfriend fall for and get engaged to her new girlfriend. Then, she’d watched her best friend get the girl of her dreams. When she visits Jackson Hole to plan a new store to her ever-growing chain, she meets a woman who is clearly not a fan of many of the activities Morgan holds dear.

The two women begin a long-distance friendship while they both attempt to navigate the newest hurdles in their lives: Adler’s relationship with her boyfriend and Morgan’s drive to expand her store empire. As Adler spends more and more time with Morgan, she begins to realize there’s more to her life than just work; or at least there can be, as long as she’s willing to risk her heart.

 

MOST ARDENTLY

by Susan Mesler-Evans

Elisa Benitez is proud of who she is, from her bitingly sarcastic remarks, to her love of both pretty boys and pretty girls. If someone doesn’t like her, that’s their problem, and Elisa couldn’t care less. Particularly if that person is Darcy Fitzgerald, a snobby, socially awkward heiress with an attitude problem and more money than she knows what to do with.

From the moment they meet, Elisa and Darcy are at each other’s throats — which is a bit unfortunate, since Darcy’s best friend is dating Elisa’s sister. It quickly becomes clear that fate intends to throw the two of them together, whether they like it or not. As hers and Darcy’s lives become more and more entwined, Elisa’s once-dull world quickly spirals into chaos in this story of pride, prejudice, and finding love with the people you least expect.

 

LOST & FOUND

by Elle Hyden

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Two lost souls are on a collision course. One searching for a life partner while the other mourns the loss of hers.

Selina is at a crossroads. No job, no home to call her own, and no partner. She has to turn her life around, but in which direction? Returning to her Native American roots, she seeks mystical aid from the spirit world, to find the life she hungers for.

Rea has been able to find a measure of solace after her wife’s death but longs for the crack in her heart to heal. Sighting a falling star, she sends her wish out into the universe, where it’s heard by the most unlikely allies.

Selina and Rea’s paths crossed many times in the past, but they’d never connected. Now they are being inescapably drawn together by fate, desire, and a touch of the mystical. Will love and trust prevail over loss and fear, so they can have their shot at being found forever?

Join them on their souls’ journey through the Lost & Found.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

BUTTERFLY KISSES

by Samantha Hicks

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Jac Colby faces her biggest challenge to date – to go back and see her estranged wife, Molly, after five years apart. Jac’s a solicitor specialising in contract law. It was her job that led to the eventual death of Molly’s brother after she found a loophole in his business lease that paved the way for his self-destruction, causing Molly to throw her out and break all contact with her. Now, in a strange coincidence, Jac has been sent to Molly’s butterfly farm by her boss to do the same thing – get Molly to break her lease so the land can be sold. Unable to do this to Molly, she sets out to convince her to give their relationship another try.

Molly Fisher has missed her wife terribly over the last five years, but when Jac does turn up, her anger gets the better of her, telling Jac to leave. Upset by her visit, Molly drives off and gets involved in a serious car accident, landing her in hospital. Jac comes across the scene and fears Molly is dead.

Jac sticks around to help Molly heal, even with Molly’s reservations about her presence in her life standing in her way.

Will they overcome their differences and rekindle their love? Or will Molly stick to her guns and keep Jac at arms-length? And will they be able to save Molly’s business, Bloomin’ Butterfly, from Jac’s greedy boss?

This is a story about lost love and failings, and finding your soul mate once again.

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

SECRET MASQUERADE

by Anne Hagan

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Will Mel unmask her captor before she’s seduced into risking it all?

Sheriff Melissa ‘Mel’ Crane has one more duty after assisting with Trick-or-Treat patrol on Halloween night. She has to pick up her friend and housemate Hannah at her old friend Rebekah’s farm. The task sounded simple enough. It turned out to be anything but.

Mel gets lured into a Sapphic Secret Masquerade. The more she tries to find out what’s really going on and who has tricked her into showing up at the deep woods, lesbians only Halloween party the further she falls into an erotic adventure that will test her willpower and maybe even her marriage.

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE / ROMANCE

 

OUTBACK NATIVE
A Woman Down Under: Book 4

by K’Anne Meinel

Alinta Lawrence, helping her wife to establish a station in her native outback, learning white ways, is finding it a challenge for the primitive woman. Having a child to raise with her wife, there is so much to learn, about the white woman’s world. She’s amazed and sometimes overwhelmed by the things these white people seem to need in their lives, will she be able to cope with it all?

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

WOLF
State Changers: Book 1

by Chris Fenwick

Available in Kindle Unlimited

“Wolf” is the story about a girl. Alone in the world, Casidhe Keneally is frightened to unravel her family’s secret, a secret her own body has been reporting in disturbing ways. She must travel far from the only home she has ever known, to uncover the clues her dead parents left her.

Tracked to a sleepy pub in Butte Montana, Casidhe locates the strange people who can reveal the truth, but the discovery could, quite literally, kill her.

Amidst all the changes she struggles to assimilate, Casidhe meets Dana, a woman who simply cannot exist, sparking a fire inside herself, she cannot fight.

Her travels take her deep into the realm of the Fae, the powerful and ancient Irish mythological beings, whom she realizes still endure. But some Fae are angry she has returned and will not stop until she follows the way of her parents.

In “Wolf,” Casidhe discovers her true identity, finds her people, but also finds cruelty and danger as she learns what real magic looks and feels like.

“Wolf” is the first book in the State Changers series, following the extraordinary life of Casidhe, as she learns about love, magic and the veritable power of her own spirit.

 

THE VAMPIRE’S MAGIC

by C.M. Blackwood

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Rose Collier is a young woman from colonial New England who washes laundry for a living. Her father is a drunk, and her young brother is terribly ill. She’s been offered proposals of marriage by the young men in her village, but she’s turned them all down.

Her brother’s sudden death, and her father’s cruel unkindness, drive her out into the snow one cold winter’s night. She wanders into Blackfriars Forest, where she is confronted with a vampire chief from a nearby Native American clan. He bites her, then disappears into the darkness.

Rose is rescued the following morning by a young woman named Alice. A young woman who just so happens to be a witch. And a vampire. She brings Rose back to her forest home and introduces her to the rest of her coven. Alice and Rose begin to bond right away, and it’s clear that they’re attracted to each other. Soon, their feelings grow stronger, and they confess them to one another, pledging their romance with a physical pact.

But the vampire who bit Rose has plans to return for her. He’s claimed her as his squaw – and he’ll stop at nothing until he has her. Will Alice’s coven risk their lives for Rose? With or without them, can Alice protect her new lover from the dangerous Indian chief and his clan of warriors?

Each book in the Dark World series is a stand-alone lesbian romance with new
characters and settings. Contains mature content.

 

IMMORTAL DESIRES
In Eternal Bloom: Book 1

by Lauren Keen

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Playing to psychological horror, a slow to sprout lesbian romance blossoms between a vampire noble and her newfound interest.

Having to question her own sanity isn’t typical for Heather. But following a particularly abnormal attack, she struggles to piece together what happened on that night. Fragmented in her recollection, she gets thrown in a world of myth and legend, finding herself at the center of vampiric desire. Desperate to just escape from it all.

A bond of trust and friendship shatters to love interests and wonder.

 

WITCH COZY MYSTERY

 

A HIVE OF SECRETS & SPELLS
Cupcakes and Sorcery: Book 2

by Ellen Jane

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Cupcakes, romance, and lovable canines abound in Heather and Sinead’s next adventure, but it isn’t all fun and games. The girlfriends are investigating a very personal kidnapping, and the threatening notes left behind accuse Sinéad and her punk-rocker twin brother of hiding something.

But after solving their first mystery together last Christmas, this one should be a piece of cake. After all, no one’s been murdered this time, and their witch-sorcerer rivalry is a thing of the past. Except it turns out there is a murderer, and a jewel thief as well, and why on earth does everyone keep talking about bees?

It appears Starford is a lot more exciting than Heather’s home town of Old Wetchhaven, and Sinéad’s insistence that Heather move in with her brings a whiff of trouble to their private paradise. Can Heather adjust to life near the big city? Or will the mounting secrets prove too much and turn their second case into their last?

 

SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

FIRE BEYOND THE FROST

by Thea Landen

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Following a failed relationship with her supervisor at work, Dr. Catalina Frost volunteers her services with a charitable organization providing medical aid to those in need. In her first journey away from her home planet of Earth, she travels to the opposite end of the galaxy to the icy world of Ruvuk. Dismal weather conditions and an unfamiliar species of aliens take her far outside her comfort zone, but she’s determined to fulfil her obligations.

When Sari, a human settler on Ruvuk, first heard about a doctor being assigned to lend assistance to her health clinic in a remote village, she never expected the gorgeous woman who walks through her door. She introduces her to the planet’s ways of life and is impressed by her skills and experience. Though she drops hints about her growing attraction to Catalina, she’s shocked when those feelings are reciprocated.

The pair embarks on a romantic fling, but the definitive end date of Catalina’s assignment approaches quickly. She wants to plan for the future, but Sari has been hurt by false promises before and asks that they simply enjoy the time they have left. Will they each return to their separate lives, or can they find a way to reunite somewhere in the galaxy?

 

THRILLER 

 

THE LINGERING SPIRITS

by Summer Munger

West Brook General Hospital closed its doors for good over a decade ago, but the halls were far from empty even before Sam Gilbert arrived. Hard living in New York sends the broken photographer back to her small hometown to serve as the hospital’s new caretaker. Everyone tells her the building is haunted. But the job comes with free room and board, plus a little extra cash to help her get back on her feet. Not to mention, it isn’t her old bedroom at her parent’s house. She soon finds life back in West Brook isn’t all that bad. New friends emerge to make her days less lonely. Then an old love resurfaces in Shelby Walker, forcing Sam to face her past mistakes. Just as life starts to look brighter, her new abode gets darker and darker.

Will Sam brave the growls, footsteps and phantom voices that surround her to figure out what happened at West Brook General? Or will she succumb to her own demons along the way?

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

LEADING THE WITNESS

by Carsen Taite
narrated by Paige McKinney

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

Veteran prosecutor Starr Rio has a reputation of doing whatever it takes to win, even if she has to skirt the edge of the law in the pursuit of justice. Now, she’s trying the case of a lifetime, saddled with an uncooperative star witness who is sexy as hell and who thinks she knows more about criminal law than the entire prosecution team.

But when Starr and Catherine give in to desire, their hearts, careers, and even their lives are on the line.

 

BREATHE

by Cari Hunter
narrated by Nicola Victoria Vincent

Jemima Pardon, a paramedic with a daft name and chronic asthma, has never had much in the way of good luck. The only things she attracts are traumatic jobs, and no one wants to work with her for long. But when Jem bumps into devil-may-care police officer Rosie Jones, her fortunes seem to be changing. Rosie is bright and funny, and she doesn’t mind that Jem can’t go far without her inhaler.

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

 

PAINTED MOON

by Karin Kallmaker
narrated by Abby Craden

Cursing the familial obligation that sent her into the path of a blizzard, Jackie Frakes is deeply grateful for rescue on a snow-choked mountain road, even if her rescuer’s reception is as cold as the landscape.

Leah Beck spends her days in a twilight of grief, actively avoiding all reminders of her former life as an artist whose work was exhibited nationwide. A houseguest for Thanksgiving is disruptive and painful, and the very last thing she wanted.

The snowbound weekend leaves them with an unforgettable, undeniable attraction that challenges both of their personal and professional commitments. Leah turns to her art with renewed inspiration while Jackie seizes control of her future. But will these new paths lead back to each other? Or will that stunning weekend together be their last?

 

THE WORDS SHIMMER

by Jenn Matthews
narrated by Rachael Beresford

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

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

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

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

 

ONE LAST DANCE

by Anna Stone
narrated by Nicole Blessing

A second chance at once forbidden love.

Twenty-eight-year-old Zoe is heartbroken. Her career as a principal dancer in a prestigious London ballet company has just been brought to a screeching halt by an injury. Needing to re-evaluate her future and make sense of life away from center stage, she returns home to the States, where she runs into her former ballet teacher -and once forbidden love – Natasha.

Ten years older, and the ice to Zoe’s fire, Natasha captured Zoe’s heart a decade earlier. Undeniable sparks danced between them, yet they were never able to give in to temptation. When Zoe moved to London, both were left shattered. Neither woman has been able to move on since.

Now they find the same heat smoldering between them, with no reason to resist it. However, the specter of how they last parted still casts a dark shadow on them – one neither woman can seem to let go of.

Secrets from the past, desires of the present, and the uncertainty of the future might keep Zoe and Natasha from having their chance at true love. Or perhaps they’ll realize fate brought them back together to dance the ultimate pas de deux.

 

MIND GAMES

by Cara Malone
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

Kelsey is a rookie forensic investigator trying to balance the demands of her job and the challenges of her obsessive compulsive disorder. Her new coworkers aren’t too welcoming – their idea of fun involves morbid pranks and gallows humor.

Zara is a patrol officer with her eye on the narcotics department, determined to avenge her sister’s overdose death. But the chief won’t promote her – not until she overcomes her fear of death scenes.

When a call comes in for an apparent suicide, meticulous Kelsey meets anxious Zara, and they’ve both got something to prove.

But the case isn’t as simple as it looks, and together, they’re thrust into a complex investigation that has them chasing clues, confronting lies, and getting cozy with each other.

Can Kelsey and Zara discover the truth, or will they succumb to the mind games we play – in life, love, and even in death?

 

PODCAST NEWS

 

LWW-35: How Do You Read and Can You Be A Good Author Without Reading? 

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Guest Post: Women’s Week in Provincetown by TB Markinson

Today’s guest post is penned by TB Markinson. Pssst, I run this website.  Before I get to my time in Ptown, check out my giveaway. One winner will receive a signed copy of Reservations of the Heart and a $50 Amazon gift card. More about it below. 

 

Women’s Week in Provincetown

The first time I heard about women’s week in Provincetown I was living in the UK, and it always worked out that I couldn’t go. For those who aren’t familiar with Ptown, it’s on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. For many years, I’d see posts on Facebook about lesfic authors and readers having a grand time, and I’m not ashamed to admit I was jealous.

Now that I’m living in Boston, I made a point of visiting during women’s week. Unfortunately, my writing schedule has been a bit insane, so I wasn’t able to go for the entire week (maybe someday), but I finally made it there for part of it.

Ptown is such a quaint little seaside town. The week is held in October, and I think that’s because during the summer, the place is packed. I’d been to the area way back in 2006, but this was my first time since then, and I’m a sucker for places like this. I think I purchased 2 or 3 T-shirts (I have a thing for touristy shirts) and fridge magnets.

While there, I popped into some Bold Strokes Books events. It’s always fun to catch up with writing friends and to make new ones.

 

And I finally got up the nerve to get my photo with Radclyffe.

All in all, I’m glad I finally carved out the time to get to Ptown during women’s week. The next LGBTQIA+ event I’m considering is Saints and Sinners in March in New Orleans. Has anyone been? Please let me know in the comments to help convince me to book flights and a hotel.

 

GIVEAWAY


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

A bit about Reservations:

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

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

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

 

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

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

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

 

CONNECT WITH TB MARKINSON

Twitter / Website / Lesbians Who Write Podcast

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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New Lesfic Goodies: October 22nd Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details.

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

DIRTY JOB

by Nicolette Dane

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Mallory Hunt has made a name for herself as “Lory Lick,” a professional cam girl who posts videos of herself online in every position she can think up. She films herself solo and in the comforts of her apartment in Chicago, earning a great living and trying to achieve her dream of leaving the city for good. Her job is dirty, but it’s also fun and lucrative.

Searching for another girl to join her to appease her fans, Mallory meets Jessi Chappell. Jessi is intrigued by Mallory’s openness, and despite her own insecurities she decides to take Mallory up on her offer. But working with someone who makes dirty videos for a living can be a confusing ride when intimacy is so disconnected from a roll in the sheets.

As Jessi grows closer to Mallory, she discovers that this sensual provocateur is much more than she lets on. Could what these girls have together be the real deal, or is it all just for the camera?

 

FINDING HER

by Marian Snowe

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Can a mysterious beauty and her stoic heroine escape their pasts for love?

Nan Kellers is running away from herself. She made a lot of bad decisions, and her most recent one was renting a sailboat with a storm on the horizon. On the brink of death, Nan gets rescued by a strong, gorgeous woman. Maybe her luck is finally starting to change?

Cass Finnegan lives in a lighthouse with her young daughter Annalee, just trying to get by as a single mother while dodging the judgments of her neighbors. One day, a beautiful woman washes up on the beach. Annalee thinks she’s a mermaid, but Cass wonders if there isn’t something even more special about her.

An immediate, red-hot passion ignites between Nan and Cass, in spite of the secrets both of them are fighting to keep hidden. But for two scarred women, can love ever win? Neither of them can hide from their pasts for long. When it all comes crashing down, Annalee is caught in the middle…and the result is far more dangerous than any of them feared.

Finding Her is part of the Cape Summer Romances, a collection of stand-alone romances that take place in the same town.

 

HIGH OCTOBER

by Elena Graf

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Liz Stolz and Maggie Fitzgerald were college roommates until Maggie confessed to her parents that she’d fallen in love with a woman. Maggie gave up her dream of becoming an actress and married her high school boyfriend. Liz became a famous breast surgeon. Maggie is performing in a summer stock production near the Maine town where Liz is now a general practitioner. When Maggie breaks her leg in a stage accident, she lands in Dr. Stolz’s office. Is forty years too long to wait for the one you love?

 

OCTOBER TWILIGHT
A Year in Paradise: Book 10

by Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Life as a small-town housewife is usually what Sally Greenhill needs. With four kids and a busy wife to keep her preoccupied, she’s got more than enough to do from sunrise to sunset – at all times of year.

But as Deputy Candace Greenhill becomes bogged down in an arsonist investigation, Sally begins to suspect that the ring of flaming rebels might be closer than any of them foresaw.

With Halloween right around the corner, both Sally and Candace are too busy to keep an eye on the precocious son with an eye for adventure… and trouble.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

THE ROOMMATE ARRANGEMENT

by Jae

Comedian Steph hopes to finally get her big break in LA. But to afford the rent, she needs a roommate. Enter Rae, a former cop guarding her wounded soul behind a tough exterior. At first, they clash horribly, but bit by bit, Steph breaks through the walls Rae has built around her. Falling in love is no laughing matter in this opposites-attract lesbian romance with a bit of fake relationship.

 

PINING & LOVING

by Emma Sterner-Radley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Pining and loving. Which one carries the highest cost? And what price is worth paying?

The quiet, tough Aya Lawson has been forced to leave her career as a professional boxer behind and now scrambles for a purpose.

Gwen Davies is a chatty barista, and artist in her free time, who lives with clinical depression.

They both have battles to fight but they also have something else in common – pining over the woman of their dreams.

When daydreams one day meet reality, things get complicated. Is it best to stay with what’s safe? Or to fall and maybe break? If they do take the chance and break, who will get back up?

 

SURROGATE LOVER

by Clara Reese

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Two years ago, billionaire Charlotte Monroe’s wife died in a car accident. It’s time for Charlotte to honor her beloved’s last wish and have a baby. All she needs is a surrogate. On paper, Katrina is perfect. She’s healthy, smart, and most importantly, is willing to follow Charlotte’s unusual demands.

Then Charlotte brings the younger woman into her home and everything changes.

Katrina awakens a dark desire within Charlotte that she has suppressed for years…one that she hid even from her deceased wife.

Taking what Katrina freely offers isn’t an option. Falling in love will only lead to ruin.

Especially when Katrina is keeping secrets that could destroy both of them.

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

SWEETEST THING

by Natasha West

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Robyn Vincent bakes. It’s the only thing in her life that feels good, feels like control. Until almost by accident, she ends up as a contestant on one of the biggest cookery shows in the world, ‘Bake It!’ Now she’s wildly out of her comfort zone, baking under the watchful eye of mean judges as well as a national audience. If that wasn’t bad enough, there’s also her main competitor, Jodie Jacobs. She’s seriously skilled, cold as ice, and worst of all, sex on a stick.

However, when the competition heats up, so do things between Robyn and Jodie. And not just on the set… But are they a recipe for disaster? Or is the attraction between them the icing on the cake?

 

SPORTS ROMANCE

 

PLAYING THE FIELD

by Lark Maren

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Ella Morgan lived a life of privilege. Her father owned half the Steel City, her mother was a world famous set designer, and Ella spent the first quarter of her life just drifting along without a care in the world, never wanting for anything.

Okay, maybe she wanted something, or more accurately… someone.

Tonya Reed was a widely talked about player, both on and off the football field. Ella didn’t know much about the fiery cornerback except she was notorious for leaving any woman who came near her heartbroken in the dirt. If you asked any of her previous conquests how they felt about Tonya, they’d gladly let her do it all over again.

When Ella’s father offered her the opportunity to manage his women’s football team as a chance to build her resume and dabble in the family business, she knew it would put her in the perfect position to corner that cornerback. Nobody could withstand Ella’s charms, and if that didn’t work, she’d always been able to use her money as plan B.

What she didn’t realize was Tonya didn’t have a price tag. Tonya wasn’t impressed by Ella’s upbringing, and she certainly wasn’t interested in settling down with some immature rich bitch. The only thing Tonya seemed to care about was football and playing the field.

 

SLAMMED

by Lola Keeley

A sparkling lesbian tennis tale about rivals and romance and putting everything on the line.

World No. 1 tennis star Elin Larsson is in hot pursuit of a record number of Grand Slam titles. But between pressing injuries and growing anxiety, it’s starting to feel like her heart isn’t in it.

Gorgeous rival player Toni Cortes Ruiz bursts onto the scene, chasing her first slam.

As their paths keep crossing in big matches, a growing attraction starts to burn between the competitive women. Elin’s used to winning—but not when the woman she’s falling for is on the other side of the net. As scandals, the media, and the world starts closing in on them, Elin and Toni need to decide whether they’re competitors or on the same side.

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE

 

ONE TRACK MIND

by Charlie Conwell

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Sasha Bowan, an enigmatic, confident and beautiful, sports car driver, realises that her career is coming to an end. She changes direction and becomes joint crew chief. Her boss and Franchise owner, Rochelle Finley wants nothing more than to keep the attractive, Sasha close to her team and not just for her car knowledge.

A run of bad luck brings about uneasiness and finger-pointing. As a lover, Sasha likes to change it up and thinks that this is one way to get to the bottom of it all. What will Rochelle think of this change? Will she embrace the plan? Will she still want Sasha?

Amidst the fast cars, family secrets, and betrayal, how will Sasha and Rochelle face the tumultuous twists and turns?

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE / ROMANCE

 

OUTBACK YEARNINGS
Prequel to A Woman Down Under Series

by K’Anne Meinel

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?

 

FANTASY ROMANCE

 

BLOOD AND ROSES

by MB Panichi

Arienne my love, if I can’t have you nobody can. -Celestian

It’s Earth Year 2453 and hot lead guitarist Ari Walker and her slam-thrash band Shattered Crystal Enigma (SCE) have just embarked on their first interstellar tour. But they are not alone. Somewhere among the thousands of devoted fans is a demented stalker named Celestian who is determined to win Ari’s devotion—or be her destruction.

Too intense and focused on her music for a real relationship, Ari’s always been the love-’em-and-leave-’em type. Until she meets a woman whose power and passion matches Ari’s playing—and her heart—beat by beat. Badass drummer Rhynn Knight, SCE’s newest member, is ecstatic to be in the band of her dreams alongside the woman of her dreams.

As the tour continues and Ari’s new relationship takes center stage, the danger around them grows. Even the superior skills of SCE’s bodyguards can’t stop the stalker’s psychotic wrath. Is Celestian lurking in the darkness of the concert hall or hiding in plain sight?

 

FANTASY

 

RETAKE
Kanyon and Daylen Series: Book 4

by K.B. Draper

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Kanyon McKane and Daylen Elliott have, for the most part, finally gotten their Guardian and Seeker relationship hang-ups worked out. Kanyon is all over the protective gig, and Daylen is serving up some serious emotional mojo. Oh, and the fated love thing is going pretty well too. Which in Hollywood speak means “cue the chaos.” Lexi Cruze, Kanyon’s kind-of sort-of ex and self-assigned nemesis, has agreed to play hostess to the biggest, baddest chic in town. Okay technically, Ma’at, an evil deity on a serious power trip, isn’t a permanent resident of this plane just yet, but that all could change if she and her new human sock puppet find a certain pocket watch with the ability to turn back time. And if finding a sin-infused article, outmaneuvering Lexi, dealing with Blue—’cause that’s just their life now—and saving the world wasn’t enough on their to-do list, add dealing with answers to decade-old questions. As past secrets and present consequences collide, an Old West showdown, literally, in the park changes everything. Kanyon sacrifices herself and her most meaningful role ever to save Daylen’s life. Guardian – Seeker no more, the only question left to answer is “Can true love really conquer all?” Only time will tell …

 

MYSTERY / ROMANCE

 

CHASING SHADOWS

by Lila Bruce

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Avery Smith, who returned to her hometown of Bethel Springs after time spent away in the big city, is finally beginning to absorb the culture shock and settle into her job at the local Sheriff’s Department. The pay’s not great, there’s a decided lack of decent coffee and available women in town, but those are sacrifices she’s willing to make to in order to be closer to her aging and increasingly eccentric grandmother. When the discovery of a dead body in the county coincides with the arrival of attractive but irritating tv personality Cameron Reinhart, Avery has to put aside her feelings of skepticism and disbelief when Cam claims to have seen Avery’s murder victim — after she was murdered.

 

HIDING IN THE SHADOWS
Shadow Series: Book 4

by Kat Smith

Available in Kindle Unlimited

After renewing their vows and spending two glorious weeks on a second honeymoon with the kids in Paris, Mara, Payton, Alex, and Devan return home to face new challenges that hit too close to home and threaten to rip them apart.

Craig Courtney, the man who plucked Devan off the streets when she was fifteen, comes to Fort Meade with a desperate plea for Devan to help him find his son Bobby who, along with his lover, has disappeared in Kingston, Jamaica after being pursued by the local anti-gay police.

As the investigation gets underway, Mara and Payton’s renewed relationship is pushed to the brink of collapse when Payton is forced to seek assistance from MI6 Director, Robin Driscoll, the woman who nearly tore them apart five years earlier.

During the twists and turns of the investigation, Payton discovers a surprising accomplice of Frank Gilbert and Sebastian Kaplan’s has come out of the shadows to wreak havoc once again and has targeted Alex and Devan as the first victims.

To stop another attack before it occurs, Payton must step back into her former CIA persona and set out on her own to put an end to Gilbert and Kaplan’s accomplices and end their reign of terror once and for all. However, in doing so, she reveals the dark and dangerous side of herself that she has kept hidden from her family, and this new revelation makes Mara pause and question their future together.

 

SALE ALERT

 

LONDON CALLING
London Romance: Book 1

by Clare Lydon

FREE $7.99

Jess Sharp’s life hasn’t exactly gone according to plan. She’s 32, unemployed, and single after a devastating breakup. She’s also left Australia for London to live in her parents’ spare room. Her chaotic life seems to be spiraling until she meets someone who could be a game-changer.

She’s optimistic after a wildly successful first date, but far too much tequila and the ghosts of girlfriends past may drag her far below her lowest point. Can she win the race for romance without tripping?

London Calling is the first book in a series of lesbian romance novels. If you like punchy drama, wicked humor, and charming British characters, then you’ll love Clare Lydon’s hilarious debut novel.

 

INDISCRETIONS
Carpenter/Harding: Book 1

by Barbara Winkes

$0.99 $3.99 (Available in Kindle Unlimited)

Ellie returns to the job after a vicious attack, determined not to make any more compromises. In a dysfunctional relationship, Jordan is struggling with her attraction to a younger colleague and what’s shaping up to be a nightmare case: A killer who abducts and tortures women he considers immoral. Another woman is missing, and now he has set his sights on one of their own…

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

BREAKING DOWN HER WALLS

by Erin Zak
narrated by Brittni Pope

Leaving is what Julia Finch does best.

When a meeting with her birth parents goes horribly wrong, Julia escapes on a hastily planned road trip and winds up breaking down in a Colorado town so small the cows outnumber the people. Completely out of her element, she takes a temporary job as a ranch hand at Bennett Ranch. She only has to survive long enough to get her car fixed, and then she’s out of there for good.

Her bad luck continues when she meets the ranch owner, Elena Bennett. Elena is unhappy, abrasive, and annoyingly breathtaking. But the longer Julia stays, the more the ranch starts to feel like home, and her feelings for Elena become impossible to ignore. She’s spent years building her defenses high and running from her past. Could a love worth staying for be the key to breaking down her walls?

 

ONE WALK IN WINTER

by Georgia Beers
narrated by Lori Prince

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

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

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

 

ONCE IN A LIFETIME

by Harper Bliss
narrated by Laura Jennings

True love deserves a second chance.

Leigh Sterling and Jodie Whitehouse share a passionate connection. Unfortunately, their differing visions of the future force them apart. Life goes on, but their attempts at other relationships fail to measure up to the love they once shared.

When they see each other again after more than a decade apart, they realize they may be soulmates. Can they ever find their way back to one another?

If you enjoy passionate romance that brings the heat, don’t miss this scorching story of second chance by chart-topper Harper Bliss.

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: October 15th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details. 

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

MADE IN LONDON
London Romance: Book 6

by Clare Lydon

Ready or not, here comes romance…

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

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

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

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

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

 

HALLOWED

by Giselle Fox
Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

 

THIS IS ME

by Emma Nichols
Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

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

 

FIRE & ICE

by Rachel Spangler

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

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

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

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

 

SAFE HAVEN 

by Ellen Hoil

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

 

FIRE WE MAKE
After Hours: Book 2

by Ava Freeman
Available in Kindle Unlimited

A spark can easily become a flame….

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

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

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

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

ONE WALK IN WINTER

by Georgia Beers

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

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

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

 

30 DATES IN 30 DAYS

by Elle Spencer

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

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

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

 

THE INN AT NETHERFIELD GREEN

by Aurora Rey

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

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

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

 

TOP OF HER GAME

by M. Ullrich

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

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

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

 

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

by Kimberly Cooper Griffin

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

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

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

 

HAMMERS, STRINGS, AND BEAUTIFUL THINGS

by Morgan Lee Miller

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

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

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

 

EROTICA 

 

THE COSTUME PARTY
Jade’s Erotic Adventure: Book 16

by Victoria Rush
Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

URBAN FANTASY

 

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

by Scott Kujawa
Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

SPECULATIVE ROMANCE

 

VANISHED

by Eden Darry

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

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

Another storm is coming and not everyone will survive it.

 

SCI-FI

 

THE SHORELESS SEA
Liminal Sky: Book 3

by J. Scott Coatsworth

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

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

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

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

 

INTRIGUE & THRILLER / ROMANCE

 

LEADING THE WITNESS

by Carsen Taite

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

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

 

FINDING SKY

by Cass Sellars

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

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

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

 

HEART OF A KILLER

by Yolanda Wallace

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

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

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

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

LIVING

by Lise Gold
narrated by TJ Richards

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

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

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

 

DOUBLE CROSSED
A Vegas Nights Novel

by Ali Vali
narrated by Paige McKinney

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

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

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

 

A SWEDISH CHRISTMAS FAIRY TALE

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

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

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

 

MAY FLOWERS
A Year in Paradise: Book 5

by Hildred Billings
narrated by Brooke Wallace

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

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

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

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

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

 

PODCAST NEWS

 

LWW33: Self Doubt: What Is It & How Do We Deal With It?

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New Lesfic Goodies: October 1st Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details. 

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

A CERTAIN INTIMACY

by Blythe Stone and Emma Chamberlain
Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

 

COMPLEX DIMENSIONS
Rowan House Series: Book 4

by Brenda Murphy

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

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

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

 

THE HEAT OF SUMMER

by Melissa Tereze

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

Sexual tension. Sexual experience. Undeniable chemistry.

 

TO BE LOVED

by Josette Murray

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

 

DREAMING OF PARADISE

by Emma Collins
Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

THE TRUTH

by Erica Lee
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Three lives. One truth.

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

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

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

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

 

THE LESBIAN BILLIONAIRES CLUB

by KC Luck
Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

IN DYER NEED
The First Chapter

by Claire Highton-Stevenson
Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

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

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

For Andrea Fielding, it’s anything but…

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

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

SANDY’S OFFER

by Amy DeMeritt
Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

 

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

by Lily Lancaster

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

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

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

And very, very exciting.

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

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE / ROMANCE

 

OUTBACK HERITAGE
A Woman Down Under: Book 3

by K’Anne Meinel
Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

LOST AT SEA

by A.E. Radley
Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

MATE
Shifter Love: Book 1

by Jessa Stone
Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

STAY

by Mildred Gail Digby

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

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

 

SCI-FI

 

TROUBLED WATERS
Black Flag: Book 3

by Rachel Ford
Available in Kindle Unlimited

No good deed goes unpunished. 

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

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

 

MYSTERY / ROMANCE

 

FORGOTTEN MEMORIES

by Kat Smith
Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

MEMOIR

 

FIND YOUR HEART
Embellished Memoir: Book 2

by Susan Stocker

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

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

YOU’RE MY KIND

by Clare Lydon
narrated by Nicola Victoria Vincent

Would you give your first love a second chance?

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

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

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

Quite simply, it’s unputdownable.

 

A CONFLICTED WOMAN

by TB Markinson
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

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

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

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

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

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

 

AFTER THE SUMMER RAIN

by Gerri Hill
narrated by Nicol Zanzarella

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

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

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

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

 

THE INN AT NETHERFIELD GREEN

by Aurora Rey
narrated by Keira Grace

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

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

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

 

ROMANCING THE GIRL

by Camryn Eyde
narrated by Bridie Lawrence

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

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

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

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

 

BLOOD OF THE PACK

by Jenny Frame
narrated by Melissa Sternenberg

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

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

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

A Wolfgang County Romance.

 

PODCAST NEWS

 

LWW31: How Did You Discover Lesbian Romance

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LESFIC AUTHOR NEWS

Are you an author of books featuring women-loving women? Then join the F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge!

NECRWA20 Workshop Submission

Do you have an amazing workshop? Pitch us your best!

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

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

 

UPCOMING LESFIC EVENTS

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 

 

FREEBIES

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I Heart Lesfic September 24th Newsletter

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

 

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

A heartwarming holiday romance about finding home.

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

Have a fab week!

TB


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

Happy Monday!

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

Even Brilliant People Can Be Stupid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

GIVEAWAY


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

A bit about Reservations:

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

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

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

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

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

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

 

CONNECT WITH TB MARKINSON

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