My whole life I have loved women: Guest Post by Lise Weil

Please welcome Lise Weil, author of In Search of Pure Lust.

My whole life I have loved women

I began falling in love with women at age three (my kindergarten teacher, Miss Moffatt) and went on to have regular crushes on friends on teachers and on movie stars throughout my childhood and young adulthood.  After officially coming out in 1976 at the age of twenty-five, I threw myself headlong into a series of passionate relationships. In 1982 I founded the first of two feminist journals I would publish and edit over the next twenty-nine years.  During that time, I also participated in and hosted women’s circles of all kinds. I am still today gathering women for writing or dream groups and publishing a journal devoted to women’s words and artwork—so you could say that in one way or another my whole adult life has been devoted to women.

“My whole life I have loved women” are in fact the first words of my memoir. But as I wrote it, the story turned out to be a whole lot more complicated than that. Because none of those passionate relationships lasted very long. And when, some thirteen years after embarking on them, I took my first real look back, what I saw was a pattern of heady, rapturous beginnings, tortured middles and dramatic, excruciating endings. At around this time it began to occur to me that, although loving women had been the main theme of my life and I had come to believe it was the essence of feminism, when it came to my own life I didn’t have a clue how to do it.  Not, at least, with my lovers.

When I first started writing my memoir, some fifteen years ago, what I wanted to write about was lesbian desire. Lesbian desire had been the single most transformative force in my life and I wanted to try and convey the exhilaration of desiring and being desired by a woman, how it opened up realms of possibility beyond anything I’d imagined—and also, how from the very start it was inseparable from my desire for a different world, a world with women at the center of it.  The longer I wrote about desire, though, the clearer it became that when it came to loving women it had been a troublemaker, to put it mildly. In the communities I was part of desire was our guiding light. Lesbian eros was a precious resource and should never be blocked! When love and desire came together as they did for me over and over again in those years, I inhabited a state of bliss: “Pure Lust” I called it. But desire, as I had to admit in the process of writing my memoir, was not sustainable. It was “a wild card… wayward and unpredictable. It reared its head when I was feeling wary, estranged—abused, even. It flagged when I was fondest and most trusting. It trumped love, over and over again.”

I was living in Montague, Mass, when it came home to me that in my career of loving women something had gone dreadfully wrong. Yet another lover had left me with biting words and looking back all I could see was wreckage; of the five important relationships I had had during those years, nothing it seemed had been salvaged.  At the same time, as editor of a feminist journal, I was embroiled in political battles that seemed to mirror the turmoil of my personal life. I remember biking to a nearby pond with a prayer arrow a friend had given to me and launching that arrow into the water with my prayer “Help me—teach me—to love women.”  

Help did come, but not overnight. Out of sheer desperation I had already begun sitting zazen in Cambridge with a woman roshi. Now I began to step up my practice and, from hours and hours of sitting on that cushion, to learn a different way to relate to desire—at the very least, not to be jerked around by it.  For many years after I would experience myself as a duelling ground between spacious, temperate Zen mind and hotheaded lesbian desire—and Zen mind did not always win out. Over time, though, what I learned from that practice—several years of good therapy helped too—was to lead with the heart. This had a way of bringing desire to heel, and it turned out to be great medicine for my love relationships, which began to actually endure. I also became kinder and less reactive in political contexts. (Feminism had taught me many things but leading with the heart was not one of them!) But none of this is past tense. Though I feel far less clueless today in the matter of loving women, I would also have to say I’m a lifelong learner.     

 

IN SEARCH OF PURE LUST

 

When Lise Weil came out in 1976, she came out into a land that was all on fire. Lesbian desire was the pulsing center of an entire way of life, a culture, a movement. The air throbbed with possibility. At the center of In Search of Pure Lust is Weil’s immersion in this culture, this movement: the grand experiment of lesbian feminism of the ’70s and ’80s. She and the women around her lived in a state of heightened erotic intensity that was, she believed, the source of their most vital knowledge. Desire was their guiding light. But after fifteen years of torrid but ultimately failed relationships that tended to mirror the tumultuous political currents swirling around her, she had to admit that desire was also a conduit for childhood wounds. It reared its head when she was feeling wary, estranged― abused, even. It flagged when she was fondest and most trusting. And it tended to trump love, over and over again.

In the mid-’80s, when a friend asked Weil to accompany her on a Zen retreat, she was desperate enough to say yes. Her first day of sitting zazen was mostly hell―but smitten with the (female) roshi, she stuck with it, later returning for sesshin after sesshin. A period of difficult self-examination ensued and, over a period of years, she began to learn an altogether different approach to desire. Ultimately, what her search for pure lust uncovered is something that looks a lot like love.

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Lise Weil is a Chicago-born writer, editor and translator. Her memoir, In Search of Pure Lust, was just published by She Writes Press. She was founder and editor of the US feminist review Trivia: A Journal of Ideas (in 1982) and of its online offshoot Trivia: Voices of Feminism (in 2003)Her collection of Mary Meigs’ writings on aging, Beyond Recall, was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award.  In 2014 she founded the online journal Dark Matter: Women Witnessing as a home for writing and artwork responding to an age of massive species loss and ecological collapse. She has lived in Montreal since 1990 and spends summers in a cabin in the woods north of the city where she hosts annual writing retreats for women centered around dreamwork.  

 

CONNECT WITH LISE WEIL

Facebook / Trivia: Voices of Feminism / She Writes Press / Dark Matter

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

 

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: October 9th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

 

NEW BOOKS

 

IN FASHION
by Jody Klaire

Romance

Beautiful, fashionable, rich celebrity Darcy McGregor knows all about perfection. She’s famous for stripping bare, restyling, and rejuvenating women on her UK TV show, Style Surgeon. Millions of fans, from London and Sydney to Cardiff and New York, hang off her iconic #EmbraceDesigner social media posts and there’s no challenge she can’t meet.

That is, until the day she meets brash, imperfect, security guard Kate Bonvilston.

Kate doesn’t care about fashionable clothes, quests for perfection, or impressing anyone, especially after having her heart shattered. She only bothers to strut into Darcy’s changing room after her mother volunteered her for a makeover without asking first.

Sizing up this impossible and annoyingly attractive woman, suddenly Darcy is the one in danger of being laid bare and exposed.

A lesbian romance about facing and embracing your own unique design.

 

 

YES
A Cam Thomas Story: Book 3
by Claire Highton-Stevenson

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Contemporary Romance

Camryn Thomas and Michelle Hamilton are getting married!

Life couldn’t get any better, could it?

But what happens when Michelle insists it’s London that she wants to honeymoon in and not the private island Cam had planned?

Old faces return, but will it all be good news?

 

THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
by Victoria Rush

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Erotica

When the parents of the shy college girl next door decide to take a vacation, recent divorcée Jade sees a window of opportunity to meet her. One night before heading to bed, she notices a light in the girl’s bedroom and a crack in her blinds.

Jade grabs a spyglass and sees the girl watching an erotic video while touching herself. The girl notices movement in the window across the lane and catches Jade watching her.

Things escalate pretty rapidly as they exchange increasingly provocative displays, until Jade decides to ask the girl over for dinner. When they finally meet, Jade is shocked to find the shy girl next door isn’t nearly as innocent as she’s let on…

 

FINDING SHEILA
The Morelville Mysteries: Book 11
by Anne Hagan

Mystery

A woman, imprisoned for manslaughter, disappears without a trace during transport between states and it’s all up to Dana to find her.

Sheila Ford traveled to Tennessee planning to commit an act of pre-meditated murder on her husband. Her lone shot at him misses and kills his lover instead. After pleading guilty to a manslaughter charge, she’s locked away in a Tennessee prison for women. Everyone back home in Ohio wrote her off. She wasn’t eligible for a parole hearing for seven years.

When Jennifer Coventry calls begging Sheriff Mel Crane to bring her ailing mother home to Ohio to serve out the rest of her sentence in the county jail, close to home, Mel is reluctant but gives in. The only problem is, she’s so short staffed and can’t send a deputy to do the transport. She deputizes Dana to do the duties.

Dana planned to go to Tennessee anyway, to look at a vacation cabin for herself and Mel. A little detour over to Nashville to connect with Sheila and the ambulance transporting her to Ohio won’t be hard, she thought…until everything that could go wrong does, ending up with Sheila disappearing during a rest stop.

A multi-state manhunt is on to find the escaped convict and return her to prison, but the circumstances of her disappearance go far deeper than anyone could have imagined.

This book is great together with Books 1-10 of The Morelville Mysteries series but it can also be read as a stand-alone mystery.

 

VILLAINS DON’T DO TIME
Night Terror: Book 6
by Mia Archer

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Fantasy

Night Terror, the greatest villain Starlight City has ever seen, might not be the greatest for much longer.

Her girlfriend is back. Only Fialux might not be her girlfriend anymore. Showing up with her powers at the head of an invading alien army has kind of put a cramp on rekindling their relationship.

Yeah, it’s back to the bad old days. Fialux vs. Night Terror, only this time around that age old fight ends with Night Terror getting a one way ticket to SuperMax: the infamous prison for the criminally villainous!

Yeah, not exactly the steamy reunion Night Terror was hoping for.

So now she’s in the clink. The hoosegow. Stuck in the pokey surrounded by lesser villains who couldn’t escape or afford a lawyer good enough to get them out. And there are a lot of people on the inside who wouldn’t mind taking a shot at Night Terror now that she doesn’t have all the wonderful toys that made her the most feared villain in Starlight City not so long ago.

Crazy ex-girlfriends hellbent on conquering a world she’s already called dibs on. Heroes and villains getting thrown into SuperMax as new management takes over the city. They all want a piece of the queen, and they all made one massive mistake.

Night Terror might be down on her luck. She might not have any of her wonderful toys, but she still has the one thing that made her the greatest villain the world has ever seen: her brains.

She’s going to show the world why Night Terror should still be feared, and she doesn’t care how many asses she has to kick to prove it!

 

THE BOOK ADDICT
by Annette Mori

Urban Fantasy Romance

From award winning author Annette Mori comes the captivating story of Tanya, a young woman whose life is unremarkable without any friends or lovers. Although she has her books and faithful furry companion, Tolstoy, she’s merely existing. Then she meets Elle, the alluring owner of the new bookstore, The Enchanted Page. Elle looks like she stepped out of a Nordic adventure and Tanya is immediately infatuated with the mysterious woman.

Elle has her own issues, playing fast and loose with love, reluctant to settle down. Her fears of a love taken from her in the blink of an eye, strengthens her resolve.

Soon the two women are catapulted into a perilous quest. Join the colorful characters as they try to right the wrongs created by Elle’s fiercest foe. And just maybe, the books won’t be the only thing enchanted if Elle allows the magic of love to enter her heart.

 

RENDEZVOUS IN THE HIMALAYA
Refraction Series: Book 2
by Angela Koenig

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Adventure / Romance

Haunted by memories of the disastrous Troubles of Northern Ireland, Jeri O’Donnell has joined forces with her old friend, Rafi Gregoric, who is a power broker in the new Russia. Their current venture is arranging a meeting between a Tibetan monk and a distinguished UN official. The monk has evidence of brutal Chinese oppression that may enable the reforms that swept the soviet Union to reach China. Guiding the UN official through Himalayan highlands is exactly the kind of work Jeri needs to exercise her skills and exorcise her conscience.

Just as the mountain trek begins, Jeri encounters Kelly Corcoran, a tourist for the United States. Kelly is adrift in Nepal, emotionally desolated by the recent loss of her brother and his friends to AIDS. Both women recognize that a powerful connection links them, but while Kelly is willing to gamble her heart, Jeri struggles against involving anyone in her perilous and chaotic life.

An uneasy compromise finds Kelly accompanying the small group at least to the Tibetan border. On this perilous expedition, Kelly will need every ounce of her courage and nerve to convince Jeri that the future only makes sense if they are willing to risk it together.

The thrilling sequel to Rebellion in Ulster.

 

THE ONE
by KC Luck

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Horror / Romance / Short Read

All she longs for is a soulmate to love.

Someone with the same habits, the same hobbies, the same interests.

She wants The One.

And she will do anything to find her.

If you like a quick, little read with a touch of romance, a touch of spooky, then you will love KC Luck’s page-turning short story.

 

CYPHER
by Barbara Winkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Dystopian / Action & Adventure

Can she trust her?

Cyphers are assigned a number, a place to live and to work in exchange for giving up rights and freedoms most take for granted. Ami Moore finds herself trapped in what was sold to her as a temporary solution, and her situation gets worse when she is framed and accused of stealing. Ami can’t be sure whether Inspector Katlena Cervantes will be her ally or enemy–but the two women’s fates are tied together from the day they first meet.

 

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

ONCE UPON A PRINCESS
by Clare Lydon & Harper Bliss
narrated by Fleur Strange

Romance

Can true love be their crowning glory?

Olivia Charlton is a princess who believes in love — not a high priority in a royal family hung up on tradition and duty.

Meanwhile, village sweetheart Rosie Perkins has no time for affairs of the heart — she’s just struggling to keep her cafe and life afloat.

When Olivia heads to Cornwall to escape her royal duties for a few weeks, the two meet and sparks fly. But can a cafe owner and a princess truly end up with their own happily ever after when all the odds are stacked against them?


 

 

BLUE SKIES
by Ali Vali
narrated by Paige McKinney

Romantic Adventure

Commander Berkley Levine is content with her life as a Top Gun instructor in Fallon, Nevada, flying F-18s for the Navy. A change of government and a new equality initiative places Captain Aidan Sullivan at the helm of the Navy’s newest carrier, the USS Jefferson. Her first mission could lead to serious international consequences if she fails. Aidan’s orders are to destroy two sites housing the nuclear program of an unfriendly nation, and she can think of only one person she trusts enough to get the job done: her old lover Berkley.

Blue Skies will take you from Fallon, Nevada, to the Sea of Japan and beyond, as Berkley leads an elite group of pilots over enemy territory. As they embark on this adventure, Berkley and Aidan try to rediscover what they gave up for family, duty, and country.

 

LESBIAN BOOK BINGO

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

Exclusive to I HEART LESFIC readers, Alex B Porter is giving away 2 bundle copies of her steamy lesbian romance Branding Her. Enjoy 6 episodes and 3 bonus stories if you’re one of the lucky winners!

Click here to enter the giveaway.

Submit your entry before midnight on October 18th. Entrants must be able to access the US or UK Audible store and winners will be contacted within 1 week. Good Luck!

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: October 2nd Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

NEW BOOKS

 

SOMETHING ABOUT US
by Jea Hawkins

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Wild party girl Annie is willing to try anything once. Except commitment. After a vicious high school heartbreak, she would rather have fun than put her heart on the line. So when a friend-of-a-friend makes her want to do more than kiss and run, Annie hesitates. Not because she’s afraid of losing her heart, but because she’s surprised at the strength of her feelings for Meg.

Meg is confident, fun, and can match Annie shot for shot, while still keeping a cool head. When they’re together, there’s never a dull moment. But Meg wants more than a good time. She wants to break down the wall Annie has built around her heart and offer her lasting love.

Will the party girl take a chance on something real with her heart or is she destined to dance with herself?

This short, sweet and fluffy novella is a follow-up story to Something About You.

 

FIREFLIES
by Lise Gold

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Senior Purser Mia Donoghue is always on the go, leaving her little time for herself. She doesn’t mind being busy; it provides distraction from painful memories and her daily struggle to stay sober. The single and attractive Captain Ava Alfarsi has no problem meeting women, but her control issues and fear of people finding out she’s far from perfect stand in the way of connecting with others on a deeper level. When the two become aware of each other’s deepest secrets, they find comfort in the knowledge that they’re not alone. The attraction is undeniable as they embark on a healing journey together. Can Ava learn to let go, and can Mia somehow make peace with her past? 

 

LOVE MOST LIKELY
Lesbian Light Reads: Book 13
by Elizabeth Andre

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

When Melissa attends her ten-year high school reunion, all she wants is to tell her longtime crush how much she’s always loved her. They will then ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after. Alas, the woman has a wife. She has a child, and she isn’t interested.

In walks T.J., a beautiful woman with long braids and a lovely smile. They barely knew each other in high school, but it may be time for them to get to know each other better. And then there’s Hayley, another old high school friend. She seems to have her sights on Melissa, too.

Melissa may not get the woman she thought she wanted, but, if she can put aside the story she’s already written for herself, she may just get the love she’s always deserved.

 

LOVE UNDERCOVER
by Ellie Spark

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Admitting one’s sexuality can have devastating consequences. Julia Simmons’ enviable lifestyle will be shattered if her secret is exposed. For Alice King, relationships with family members will be destroyed. Will these two women find the courage to step out from their secret lives and admit their true desires, or will they continue to live undercover?

 

WHERE WE BELONG
by Melissa Tereze

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Mati Wilson believed that she had it all. A job that made her smile, and a girlfriend who made her world spin.

Leaving the US for a job opportunity in London shattered that illusion, and her relationship, rendering her single and loveless. When life once again changes, will she survive or will she forever wait for the day when things fall apart?

Olivia Miller was once her entire world. Can she resume that role in Mati’s life, and future, or are some things just too painful to forget?

One thing is for sure, nothing is ever quite how it seems…

 

THE VAMPIRE’S HEART
The Dark World: Book 1
by C.M. Blackwood

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Fantasy

Emily Foster is a young teacher from England with no family and no home. When her young student dies of consumption, she is forced to seek a new position. She ends up in Transylvania, working with the children of a British doctor named Quinn.

The castle where Emily finds herself staying is a strange place, filled with shadows and unusual people. Quinn’s children are odd, and the castle is surrounded by the howling of wolves.

Yet there is one bright spot amidst the shadow. Quinn’s colleague has a niece named Belle, and she’s a beautiful young woman. Emily falls for her instantly, but . . . Belle has secrets she’d rather not share. It’s clear that she has feelings for Emily, but it’s also clear that there’s something much larger – something much more dangerous – standing in the way of her making those feelings known.

As the mysteries of the castle come to light, Belle presses Emily to flee. But Emily is too deeply in love with her. Will they find a way to conquer the evil that lurks within – or will it rise up to swallow them both?

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

 

A PERFECT STORM
The Wrong Woman Quartet:
Book 4
by Jane Retzig

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Mystery Romance

Six months have passed since the events of ‘A Betrayal’.

Tracey and Mik’s Big Society Wedding is just ten days away.
Dani is banned from attending… Kate is dreading the hen party… And Jaiden is terrified that Saskia will be whisked away by persistent millionaire suitor Davros Pentacosta.

Meanwhile, Jamila and the National Crime Agency are closing in on Tony and Maria.

And a shock departure, a grisly discovery, and a looming proposal, are about to stir up all the right conditions for a ‘Perfect Storm’.

 

JACKPOT
by Mairsile Leabhair

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Mystery Romance

Kenny, a struggling college student, also is supporting her ailing grandmother. She wins the largest lottery in Arkansas history and rapidly develops a reputation for exuberant spending and wild parties. Life is good, until the downside of suddenly becoming the latest millionaire uncovers a dark family secret. She must choose her friends carefully. They will need to work as a team to find the person or persons who have taken her grandmother.

Chelsey, a new employee, is attracted to the tall woman that sat down to eat lunch with her and her new friend Sophie. But their introduction is suddenly interrupted by the luck of the draw. It would be weeks before she could continue to develop her friendship with Kenny and even then their relationship needs to take a back seat to the search for Kenny’s grandmother.

 

SATIVA STRAIN
The San Franciso Mystery Series:
Book 5
by Alexi Venice

Legal Thriller / Crime Drama

A legal thriller/crime drama that tests the bonds of love and loyalty among District Attorney Amanda Hawthorne, Dr. Jen Dawson and Detective Tommy Vietti.

In Sativa Strain, Amanda carries with her the quiet confidence of a yogi, the unrelenting burden of a prosecutor, and the demons that torture the corners of her soul.

Newly re-elected as San Francisco’s DA, Amanda faces her biggest internal and external foes yet when she and Detective Tommy Vietti investigate a high-profile murder implicating Kara Montiago, the CEO of a Silicon Valley tech company and candidate for President of the United States.

Sleep evades Amanda as she obsesses over the specter of a respected colleague’s involvement in the toxic murder scheme. Navigating the shoals of SFPD corruption, Tommy and Amanda learn that Kara Montiago is a philandering, Sativa-smoking dominatrix who preys on male subordinates at her company.

Amanda is especially vulnerable during her outpatient drug rehab therapy, fighting urges that tempt her day and night. Battling her desire to control everything around her, Amanda rekindles her relationship with Dr. Jen Dawson, the love of her life, testing the boundaries of Jen’s patience.

 

THE WOMAN WHO TRIED TO BE NORMAL
Those Strange Women: Book 3
by Anna Ferrara

Suspense / Science Fiction

In 1975, Helen Mendel married a widower and aircraft engineer, moved into his suburb in Los Angeles, 375 miles away from Area 51, and got herself merrily settled into a life of domestic bliss with nothing but her husband’s pleasure on her mind.

Ethel Ashlock, wife of her husband’s colleague, a depressed alcoholic addicted to Valium with unfulfilled dreams of becoming a pilot, hates her on sight. She thinks Helen’s just another boring, brain-washed housewife and doesn’t make any effort to hide how much she detests her.

She doesn’t realise Helen is not as commonplace as she appears; that she has synaesthesia—the ability to see sounds, hear images and taste feelings—and a past she’s not telling anyone, not even her husband, about.

Things change when Helen, having tolerated enough of Ethel’s persistent hostility, lifts her veil of pretence. Ethel soon finds herself blackmailed, frightened, and also… irresistibly intrigued by her new neighbour.

She becomes obsessed with getting Helen to like her and soon discovers they have more in common than she previously thought…

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

ADARA AND THE BEAST
by Emily Sharp
narrated by Lucy Rivers

A Modern Fairy Tale

Louise Vandercourt lives in a modern-day castle, but she does not believe in fairy tales nor the silly ideas of love that are associated with them. However, she does believe in the power of money and knows it can buy her anything, including the beauty who walks by her property every day. No one tells Louise “No”, and no matter what the cost, Louise will have her beauty by her side forever.

Though life seems to be at its worst, Adara Monroe still believes in fairy-tale endings, and the majestic castle not far from her home may be the very place where it could happen. Love, laughter, and happily ever afters, all these things must be so close….

When a series of events forces Adara to reside in the castle, she soon realizes that not all fairy tales are filled with happiness and princesses full of love. In fact, some are cursed with darkness and a very cruel beast.

In order for Adara to have the happily ever after she has always desired, she must find a way to break the curse of the castle and the curse of the one who has taken hold of her as well.

Contains mature themes.

 

SAPPHIC IN THE SHADOWS
Episodes 1-20
The Complete Series
by Leanna Headley &
Alex B Porter

A 1920s New York Mystery

Lesbian private investigator series set in 1920’s New York – 20 bite-size episodes.

Tired of the routine life of trying on dresses and looking pretty, Ella Quick has taken up a new job at Manhattan private investigations firm, Emerald Inc. As a secretary, Ella expects to spend her days making coffee and filing paperwork, so it’s a pleasant surprise when her boss, Josie Desroches, takes her on assignments that not only open her eyes to the world but also teach her a thing or two about herself. Soon Ella finds herself falling in lust with her boss as she enters a decadent underground world of speakeasies, sex workers and the mafia.

Full Series: 1920’s New York Mystery

Set in historical New York City in the Roaring Twenties during a period of social revolution for women everywhere, bringing about significant change from fashion to suffrage to gender and sexual expression. Sapphic in the Shadows is a racy series that follows Ella’s adventures as she and her feisty boss solve mysteries, get entangled with drugs, prostitutes, and the mafia, and encounter the biggest, most ingenious crime organization that the city has ever known.

Does it complicate things that Ella seems to be having romantic feelings for her boss? Certainly. Will it confuse matters further when Ella discovers her boss is a queer sexual deviant of the LGBT variety? A flirtatious and outlandish lesbian who regularly uses her attributes to get what she wants? Definitely.

Has Ella bit off more than she can chew by taking this job or would she have been better off staying at home, looking pretty, and hoping to snag a rich husband?

Listen on to find out…

Sapphic in the Shadows is the complete series.

 

GIVEAWAYS

An American celebrity chef and an Italian chocolate maker cook up a magical recipe for true love in the sweetest romantic comedy of the year.

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Would you like to win a free download of Letters to Cupid? Enter here for your chance. Winners will be contacted in one week. Entrants must be able to access the US or UK Audible store.

TB Markinson is giving away a limited number of copies of Confessions from the Heart (Prequel to the Confessions Series) to US and UK Audible listeners.

Email her at tbm@tbmarkinson.com to enter the contest. In the subject line, please write Confessions from the Heart Audiobook Giveaway. Be sure to tell her if you’re a US or UK listener.

That’s all you have to do.

The deadline to enter is October 8th.


A digital-loving ice queen and a cute stationery geek fall in love in Jae’s workplace romance Paper Love, which is set in Jae’s hometown.

Jae is giving away a signed paperback copy of Paper Love, plus a Black Forest-themed giveaway package that includes chocolate, wine gums, and other fun goodies.

To enter the drawing, head over to Jae’s blog and leave a comment. Click here for the blog post. 

The deadline is Friday, October 5.


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Guest Post: It’s easier to make stuff up by Judith Katz

Happy Friday!

Please welcome Judith Katz.

It’s easier to make stuff up

A few months ago, I ran into a former student of mine at a reading.  It was the first reading I’d been to in a number of years. I’d been avoiding crowds, even small, friendly ones like this, because my immune system was severely compromised. I had been having chemotherapy on and off for five years—first for one form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, then for another, more dangerous one, and besides feeling crappy up until a few weeks before that reading I was incredibly self conscious about being bald.

“How are you?” the student, now a published novelist herself, asked.  Her concern was genuine. By this point in my recovery I felt no compunction about answering in a big, hearty voice, “I’m well.”

“You know,” she passed me a confidential, sisterly look, “now that it’s over, I think you should write about it.”

About what? I wondered, but did not ask. My cancer? My recovery? How my hairless face in the mirror looked to me just like the one my father wore in the last months of his life? Instead I looked at the woman and told her very honestly, I don’t do that. Haven’t done that about any of my major life events since I came out publicly in the University of Massachusetts Daily Collegian in 1973 in an article entitled “Hard Ass Dyke Tells All”, and followed that with a quick trip home to confront my not very surprised parents.  (“We always thought you’d get married,” my tearful father told me. Until about a year ago, I actually never thought I would. But that’s another story entirely.)

I became a fiction writer because it has always seemed easier to tell the truth—about family dynamics; lesbian life as I understand it; lesbian culture as my community and I have invented it over the decades — if I made stuff up. Ever since the 1970’s when I began to find my writer voice, I wanted to make our lesbian lives mythological. Not science-fiction or fantasy as some of my contemporaries have done/are doing now—but folkloric, in the spirit of Jewish writers before me.  I suppose I could have written a novel about a young Jewish woman who is driven to tears daily during her late adolescence by an anxious and off balance mother, a daughter who feels she does not fit in to her family because she is queer or her community because she is Jewish, who sees herself as unattractive, and is actually what might be called unstable. But by writing about this same woman in exaggerated terms—a character who sets her hair on fire and falls out of the holy ark at her straight sister’s wedding, for example–this adds a kind of mythos to the family tale, and makes both the young woman and even her slightly mad mother, heroic each in her own way.  And then, to have the young woman’s lesbian sister be one of the main story tellers, to place her in a mythical town based on a real one, only in this one most everyone is Jewish and a lesbian….well, that’s my first novel Running Fiercely Toward a High Thin Sound.

I might someday be able to write about my two bouts of lymphoma—the profound kindness and generosity of my lover, Paula, my dear friends, the sweet and committed nurses who administered my chemotherapy. I might write about how foolish I felt feeling outraged about losing my hair. I might write about the profound pleasure I felt this summer when my chemo brain cleared and I was able to read six amazing novels and for the first time in five years feel hopeful that I might complete another one myself.

But for now, it still seems easier to make stuff up.

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

 

Judith Katz is the author of two published novels, Running Fiercely Toward a High Thin Sound and The Escape Artist, both originally published by Nancy K. Bereano at Firebrand Books and recently reissued by Bywater Books.

 

CONNECT WITH JUDITH KATZ

Bywater Books / Amazon Page

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a fab weekend!

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New Lesfic Goodies: September 25th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

NEW BOOKS

 

HUNGRY HEARTS
by Saxon Bennett & Layce Gardner

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

“Only love can satisfy a hungry heart.”

Claudia Montgomery is the best-selling author of the Nosy Parker mystery series. Her life was everything she had dreamed it would be, but it all came crashing to a halt when her parents died. As a result, she has an acute case of writer’s block. After several months, she goes to a Bed & Breakfast on the coast to relax and regenerate.

Kate is a a successful archeologist. She loved traveling the world and studying matriarchal societies. However, her work and life were upended when her sister was arrested and sent to prison. Kate had to give up her job, go home to raise her sister’s ten-year-old twin girls, and help her aging mother run the family Bed & Breakfast.

They say that love happens when you’re least expecting it. Can Claudia and Kate satisfy their hungry hearts in each others’ arms?

 

IF I LOVED YOU LESS
by Tamsen Parker

Sweet Contemporary Romance

Matchmaking? Check. Surfing? Check. Falling in love? As if.

Sunny, striking, and satisfied with her life in paradise, Theodosia Sullivan sees no need for marriage. She does, however, relish serving as matchmaker for everyone who crosses her path. As the manager of her family’s surf shop in Hanalei Bay, that includes locals and tourists alike.

One person she won’t be playing Cupid for is the equally happy bachelorette down the street. Baker Kini ʻŌpūnui has been the owner of Queen’s Sweet Shop since her parents passed away and her younger brother married Theo’s older sister and moved to Oahu. Kini’s ready smile, haupia shortbread, and lilikoi malasadas are staples of Hanalei’s main street.

However, Theo’s matchmaking machinations and social scheming soon become less charming—even hazardous—to everyone involved. And when she fails to heed Kini’s warnings about her meddling, she may be more successful than she ever intended. Theo has to face the prospect of Kini ending up with someone else, just as she realizes she’s loved Kini all along.

 

CONTRACT FOR LOVE
by Alison Grey

Contemporary Romance

Sherry lives in a trailer park with her son, trying to make ends meet. Madison’s life couldn’t be more different. Her only goals are partying and bedding women. When her grandmother threatens to disinherit her, Madison has to find a way to prove that she’s cleaned up her act. After a chance encounter with Sherry, Madison comes up with a crazy idea: she wants Sherry to play her fake girlfriend.

 

 

FOOD FOR LOVE
by C. Fonseca

Romance

When Jessica Harris flies home to Australia to sort out her late brother’s estate, the last thing she wants to face is his altruistic investment—an eatery on the rural Bellarine Peninsula.

The injured British/Indian elite cyclist just wants to settle up, move on, get rehab, and certainly not have to deal with the restaurant’s beautiful owner and artisan foodie, Lillian McAllister, or her sweet, four-year-old daughter.

In order to win, Jessica’s disciplined life is dedicated to controlling her emotions, and she isn’t sure she’d survive letting her walls down now.

A lesbian romance about how nourishment is so much more than the food we eat.

 

 

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
by Anna Stone

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Emma Cole has left behind her family and an ex-fiancé to move to Chicago and start over. When a mix-up lands her a job at a high-profile law firm, Emma is determined to meet this new challenge head-on. What she didn’t count on was working for a woman like Lillian White, and it doesn’t take long for Emma to realize that she might be in over her head in more ways than one.

As beautiful as she is ruthless, Lillian has worked hard to build a reputation for herself that commands respect from everyone she meets. She’s sacrificed everything for her career, and she doesn’t have room in her life for romance. But there’s something about her sweet yet feisty new assistant that Lillian can’t resist, and Emma finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of new desires that she never thought possible. Soon, the two women are embroiled in a scorching-hot forbidden affair that threatens to consume them both.

While both women grapple with their unexpected feelings toward each other, things at the office start to unravel. The future of Lillian’s firm is in turmoil, and something sinister lurks behind the scenes that forces both women to reexamine their lives and decide whether their relationship is worth fighting for.

 

THE FIRE
by Nicole Pyland

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Twenty years ago, Ripley Fox’s entire family was killed in a fire. After years in the foster care system and trying to rebuild her life, she’s once again confronted not only with the horror of what happened that night, but also with the truth about who was responsible.

 

Kenna Crawford is the very definition of a hard-nosed reporter. She always gets her story, never takes no for an answer and never lets go once she’s got something or someone in her sights. When she comes across the story of Ripley Fox, she’s not only intrigued by it but also by Ripley herself.

As the two women attempt to discover if there’s something between them, they’re forced to deal with the realities of what happened to Ripley and how Kenna’s career doesn’t make it easy for Ripley to let go of what she’s tried to forget for the past twenty years.

 

KINDLING FOR THE HEART
by Karen Legasy

Romance

Josephine Lavigne lives a contented life with Mollie, her golden retriever. Jo’s forestry consulting business is the perfect career for her love of the boreal forest.

Samantha White, a big-city criminal lawyer from Toronto, heads north to her recently inherited cottage to spend a month of respite alone at the cabin. Sam has no experience in northern winters and recklessly puts her life at risk.

Rescued by the moody and attractive forester, Sam is immediately drawn to Jo who sees her as an untrustworthy heartbreaker. After two nights snowed in together at the cottage then relocating to Jo’s house, the women begin to forge a friendship that scares them both.

When a woman with a broken heart meets a woman with a history of breaking hearts, sparks fly. But will there be enough kindling to ignite a fire in this tumultuous winter romance?

 

ELEGANT FREEFALL
by Angelic Rodgers

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Women’s Fiction

Sylvia Townsend, a control freak of a literature professor, has wallowed in misery for two years since finding her girlfriend in bed with an ex. When a colleague seduces her at the faculty Halloween party, followed by her dream job opening up, she thinks all of her planning will finally pay off with the perfect life she’s tried to construct. When reality gets in the way, Sylvia has to learn to let go.

 

CURSED MAGE
Witch School: Book 1
by Mia Archer

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Fantasy

Jaska was the greatest witch in a generation, greater even than those fools at the Academy, so it was only natural she would turn to the dark arts and try to take over the world.

There was one problem. A pesky chosen one prophesied to bring her dark reign to an end. Most dark overlords would be furious at having a chosen one rattling around out there destined to defeat them, but not Jaska.

No, she decided to have a little fun with prophecy and predestination.

Sarai was a young woman on the cusp of adulthood living in a small village in the middle of nowhere, because of course the future chosen one was a rural nobody far from anything interesting happening in the world.

Sarai had some choices ahead of her. There was The Choice. The day when the king’s men would come to cart off the village’s young to die gloriously fighting the Dark Lady’s monstrosities in the horrors of the Twisted Lands.

Which was all very scary, of course, but not nearly as terrifying as the thought of leaving without confessing her true feelings to her best friend Tiafa. One held hand, one stolen kiss, would be enough to leave her on top of the world as she was conscripted and sent off to her almost certain death.

Only Sarai had a plan. Sneak out to an abandoned tower on the Choikal walls. Sure it would involve risking the unquiet dead in the Ghost Fields and approaching city walls burned to nothing by the Dark Lady’s magic fires nearly two decades back, but it would totally be worth it for that kiss.

The only problem? A practical joke from an evil sorceress is about to hit Sarai on the night she finally comes of age, and it’s going to come just in time to mess with her chances with Tiafa while also changing the course of her life and the kingdom!

No one ever said being the chosen one was easy. Especially for a girl who has no idea what fate, prophecy, and an evil sorceress with a twisted sense of humor has in store for her!

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

CONFESSIONS FROM THE HEART
Prequel to the Confessions Series
by T.B. Markinson
narrated by Lori Prince

Romance

Cori Tisdale fears she’ll never find a woman who loves her for her and not because she has a famous mother and rich uncle.

In an attempt to protect herself, she fills the void in her life with a “friends with benefits” relationship. That is until Cori meets the beautiful and mysterious Kat Finn.

Cori quickly falls for the artist, and not everyone in her life is happy about it. Will Cori be forced to choose between love and friendship?

Confessions from the Heart is a smart and funny prequel to the best-selling lesbian romance series. If you like quirky characters, witty dialogue, and well-crafted prose, then you’ll love T. B. Markinson’s heartfelt series.

 

 

COMING OF AGE
by HollyAnne Weaver
narrated by Megan Green

Romance

Sophie Duncan should have been at the perfect point in her life: graduated from university, young, full of energy, and with the desire to take on the world single-handedly. Yet nothing seemed to be happening. She’d even gone so far as to plan a little pity party for herself at a local pub with a few of her mates but had been stood up by every one of them.

Just at the point her life should be beginning, it seemed instead as if it were crumbling away underneath her.

Then, stumbling, not from intoxication, but in a tear-filled state, she manages to drench Pam Browning, a complete and total stranger wearing a white silk blouse, with her drink, ruining it. Although she promises to replace the blouse, neither woman expects what’s about to unfold in both their lives….

 

 

THE ROCKHOUND
by K’Anne Meinel
narrated by Amelia Patricks

Action & Adventure

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, especially if she gets them herself!

Sam is a unique woman. She goes after what she wants in life, wherever it may take her. This time it takes her to Southeast Asia to pan for diamonds in the islands. It’s dirty, hot, and dangerous. Her trip is worth it, though, as she finds what she came for. Finding a woman who is intrigued by her, the adventure, and more is just a bonus. Felicia goes along on another trip; could it be fatal for both of them to go deep in the jungle to search for these elusive stones?

 

CHEERLEADERS FROM PLANET X
by Lyssa Chiavari
narrated by Adrian Mayes

Sci-fi Romance

Aliens are among us. And humanity’s only hope just happens to carry pom-poms.

Laura Clark thought she was just your average college freshman – until the day she saw a cheerleader on a skateboard get into a superhuman brawl with a lightning-wielding stranger in a trenchcoat. And the weirdest thing of all? Nobody else saw it happen. Nobody, that is, except the beautiful but standoffish Shailene, one of the mysterious (and possibly super-powered) cheerleaders from Laura’s rival school, Bayview University.

When girls start disappearing all over the city, Laura suddenly realizes that she may have seen more than she should. And if she wants to keep from disappearing herself, she needs to find some answers. But even though Laura can’t shake the feeling that they’re somehow connected, Shailene is more than a little reluctant to share her secrets. With strange, bug-like creatures and a sinister man in a dark coat stalking her every step, Laura will have to uncover the truth fast if she wants to survive.

The fate of the planet just might hang in the balance.

 

AUDIOBOOK GIVEAWAY

 

An American celebrity chef and an Italian chocolate maker cook up a magical recipe for true love in the sweetest romantic comedy of the year.

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Would you like to win a free download of Letters to Cupid? Enter here for your chance. Winners will be contacted in two weeks. Entrants must be able to access the US or UK Audible store.

 

 

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LESFIC PODCASTS

 

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Check out episode 45 of Clare Lydon’s podcast. Click here to listen. 



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Guest Post: It’s Been A Journey, or Had I Known Then… by AJ Adaire

Happy Monday!

Today I thrilled to welcome AJ Adaire.

It’s Been A Journey, or Had I Known Then… by AJ Adaire

They say ignorance is bliss. It was certainly true in my case. Back around twenty-five years ago, I sat down to write my first novel thinking that being an author was only about writing stories. When I say back in those days, I can hear the eyeballs of some of the younger readers rolling back in their heads. I’m going to have to risk it though, because timing is everything. The only lesbian themed novels available back then were  what was known as pulp fiction books, many of which had very sad endings and not much going to help the reader feel good about herself.

Then, in the 1970s came Naiad press. I didn’t find them until the early 1980s. Readers complained that the stories were often error laden. I read one book that had been put together incorrectly that required searching for the proper remainder of the chapter somewhere in the book other than where it should be. I didn’t care because they were books that gave me hope that there was a happy ever after back in a time when  my world was filled with fear. I was afraid to let anyone know I was attracted to other women. I feared I would lose people who were friends but didn’t know the ‘real’ me. I worried about the safety of my job if someone were to find out my secret.

A friend gave me a copy of Jane Rule’s Desert of the Heart around 1983. At the time the novel was published, according to Wikipedia, Rule was “a lecturer at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and because the novel dealt with Sapphic romance, her job was threatened.” Still, it was the first well written, well edited, polished story I’d read that depicted two women with the potential for a happy ever after. Around the same time, I read Anna’s Country by Elizabeth Lang, a wonderful story of a woman finding herself, in the loving arms of her neighbor, following her divorce from her abusive husband. I loved this story.

There were many hurdles, but in 1984 I found my own ‘happy ever after’. My partner and I became infatuated with reading every lesfic novel we could get our hands on. I would sneak into the local woman’s bookstore to buy them, while she parked outside, hand on the horn, to keep watch for someone we might know approaching the store. I always had one eye on the bookstore’s door, fearing someone would come in and see the stack of lesbian fiction I was buying. Once home, I still worried someone would find my stash of novels I’d carefully hidden away in my locked cedar chest. Still today, when I smell cedar it makes me think of my treasure trove of beloved stories.

One cold and snowy winter evening, having read all the Naiad books we’d bought, I tossed a particularly mediocre book down and said to her, “I bet I could write a book better than this one.” She agreed I could, and thus began my writing career. I wrote my first book, which I called This Is Fitting and let her read it. She deemed it good, and I contacted Naiad Press to see about submitting it. I explained that I would need to publish it under a pseudonym because I was fearful of losing my job if someone were to see it under my real name. The person on the phone that I spoke to replied, “Oh we understand.” Then, by telling me those authors’ real names, she proceeded to out two other authors they published who used a pseudonym. Needless to say, I scurried off the phone as quickly as humanly possible and set the manuscript on the bookcase. There it remained for the next approximately twenty years until I blew the dust off it and reread it. By then I was far enough removed from it to look at it critically.  I found myself personally a little amazed that I liked it. It received a thorough rewrite. I typed it onto my computer, saved it to a floppy disk and, in quick succession, I wrote three more. By the time my somewhat circuitous and not painless journey to my publisher was over, no computers remained that read floppy disks and the stories had to be retyped again. At last my books found a home, and then the real work began.

Today, we come from a point where, as a reader, I was able to purchase every lesbian fiction book available to me every month to a time where there are a plethora of selections available, way too many to read in a month even for voracious readers. Aren’t we lucky? Now, on Amazon alone, lesbian fiction enjoys a top 100 list. Who could have even imagined?

Like me, many assume that an author’s job is to write. Back when I started my first book, that is what I thought. Once published, I learned that less than half the job is writing the story. The remainder of the task involves editing, proofing, and publicity or promotion. Other than meeting readers, I enjoy the publicity part the least. However, meeting folks who have read my books ranks right up there at the top with the sense of accomplishment of finishing another story. In that respect, my writing has been a blessing and a truly rewarding gift.

Of course, I don’t mean to diminish the creative outlet of starting with a blank page and, somehow, months later typing the end on a finished story. Completing ten books has provided an amazing sense of achievement for me. Still, the true gift of my stories has been the friendships my writing has brought me from across the world as far as Australia and New Zealand, Austria, Trinidad/Tobago, the Netherlands, Ireland, and England, as well as more local neighbors in Canada, and readers across the United States.

This summer alone, I have met readers who have become friends, from New Zealand, Ireland, England, and Pennsylvania. In December, we spent some wonderful times with reader friends from Florida. My life has definitely been enriched by my book connected friendships.

In March, I released my tenth novel, Match Me, a romantic comedy. For those of you who have ever fallen in love with an old friend, this one is for you.

 

MATCH ME
by AJ Adaire

Romance

What do Casey Harrison and Mica Baxter have in common? Apparently pretty much everything. Having known each other since high school, the two peas in a pod, long-time friends and business partners, are a couple in every way but one. That line hasn’t been crossed, due to Casey’s industrial strength walls and set in stone conviction against becoming romantically involved with a friend.

Hilarity ensues as Mica convinces Casey to enter a contest run by a new start up lesbian dating service called Match Me. The prize at stake is a romantic vacation for two on an isolated island near Key West, and Mica wants to win it big time. Casey, feet dragging all the way, finally succumbs to Mica’s pleading and agrees to participate.

It is said that getting there is half the fun. That adage is certainly true about Casey and Mica’s journey to their paradise island. Will the two self-described ‘unluckiest people in the world’, be able to overcome all the obstacles, real and perceived, that stand in the way of their happy ever after? Join Mica and Casey in this romantic comedy, as they struggle with unexpected complications standing in the way of their happiness.

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

If you had told AJ Adaire, when she was struggling to write a one-page story for her high school English composition class that she would one day write ten novels, she would have bet everything that would never happen. In fact, she never would even have considered it a remote possibility.

Now retired, AJ lives on the east coast with her partner of thirty-four years. She has been quoted as saying, “Because we love a challenge, we provide a loving home for two spoiled cats instead of a dog.” In addition to writing, any spare time is devoted to editing, reading, mastering new computer programs, and socializing with friends.

AJ’s published romance novels include the Friends Series: Sunset Island (September 2013), Awaiting My Assignment (November 2013) and Anything Your Heart Desires (March 2014.) The Interim, a novelette that provides additional details about the life of Sunset Island’s Ren Madison, was released in November 2013. 2014 saw the release of One Day Longer Than Forever and It’s Complicated. Shortly thereafter, I Love My Life (March 2015). A Journey To You (August 2015), Don’t Forget (March 2017) were released.  Her latest, Match Me (June 2018), is a romantic comedy. All books are available on Amazon, Bella, and Smashwords.

 

CONNECT WITH AJ ADAIRE

Website | Facebook  | Desert Palm Press | Amazon.com | Bella Books

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: September 18th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

NEW BOOKS

 

EXPOSING EDEN
Journey of Exploration: Book 2
by JA Armstrong

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Erotic Romance

Diana Lansing is an art gallery owner who knows a lot about loss. Her adult life has been spent trying to convince herself that living offers more than grief. Dr. Eden Holbrook is a pediatrician who loves art.

One of Diana’s many indulgences is attending her best friend, Jessie’s Saturday Night Soirees. Saturday nights at Jessie’s house may be discreet to the outside world, discretion is optional when the door closes. A chance collision between the enigmatic gallery owner and the sweet pediatrician ignites more than a few sparks. But can the pair find common ground in the stark light of day?

Doubt, insecurity, fear, and hopefulness challenge Diana as she endeavors to get closer to Eden. Along the way, she will discover that one thing is scarier than losing someone you love—never feeling love at all. With a little guidance and a lot of courage, Diana might just expose the meaning of Eden.

Exposing Eden is an erotic romance by best-selling author, J.A. Armstrong that explores sexuality, love, and the power of letting go.

 

The Hidden One
The Chosen One: Book 2
by T. B. Markinson

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Mock election. Real world danger. Ainsley’s relationship and reputation may not survive the campaign trail.

Still reeling from the targeted attack on her family, Ainsley is determined to keep a low profile during senior year. But a mandatory class project pulls her back into the political fray as the mock Democratic presidential candidate. With the entire campus watching, Ainsley knows it’s only a matter of time before her rival turns the spotlight on her and her secretive girlfriend.

Groomed from birth by her politically connected family, Ainsley knows she can handle the abuse. But shielding her girlfriend’s secrets is a matter of life or death. To protect the ones she loves, Ainsley will need to use every shrewd political move in the book.

The Hidden One is the captivating second book in a series of lesbian romantic suspense novels that shed light on modern American politics. If you like romance that defies the odds, a satirical take on current events, and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love T.B. Markinson’s compelling tale.

 

CINDERS
by Cara Malone

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Cynthia “Cyn” Robinson has only ever wanted three things: the approval of her stepmother, to save lives as a firefighter, and the attention of her dream girl, Marigold Grimm.

A socialite who most of the town refers to as Grimm Falls royalty, Marigold is so far out of Cyn’s league that even dreaming about her could be considered inappropriate.

And Cyn has all but given up on her stepmother, who refuses to accept a daughter who does not delight in wearing dresses and working in her clothing boutique. Cyn tried to be that girl ever since she and her father moved to Grimm Falls, but sooner or later, she always turns back into a pumpkin.

One thing Cyn does have is her job. She’s a great firefighter, and when an arsonist strikes her beloved town, she’s ready to forget the unfulfilled parts of her life and throw herself into work – until Marigold Grimm’s beloved garden becomes the firebug’s next target.

Cyn puts out the blaze, but there’s more than one type of spark flying as Cyn and Marigold meet. Is her dream girl really within reach, or will it all go up in flames?

Cinders is a contemporary fairy tale based on the original Grimm Brothers’ Cinderella.

 

LOVE ON THE RUN
by Ellie Spark

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Kara Reynolds runs from her fiancé on her wedding day and heads to a small town in northern California to get her head together, but instead meets struggling café owner, Steph McKenzie. The timing couldn’t be worse for either of them, but the attraction is undeniable. Will ghosts from their pasts destroy any chance of a future together, or will Kara and Steph have the courage to stop running from love, and run toward it together?

 

DECREE ABSOLUTE
W A Cooper

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Jessica Barron no longer believes in love.

Her first husband died tragically and she discovers her second husband in flagrante with their children’s nanny. But with the faithless pair gone, her parents holidaying overseas, and her friend Amy in no state to assist, the Leeds divorce advocate can’t juggle the demands of her job with the care of her children, Luke and Gemmy, who she is emotionally estranged from. Jessica needs a new nanny, and fast.

Renée Arden is over relationships. Reeling from a recent break up, the Home Solution Agency owner is temporarily homeless. When Jessica mistakes her for a staff member, the solution is obvious. Renée will step in as nanny.

On their initial meeting Jessica and Renée clash. But desperate times call for desperate measures and the women put aside their differences. Both women, in their own way, need each other.

Renée’s efficient running of the household, enables Jessica to reconnect with her children and their relationship moves from professional to friendship, with the possibility of so much more.

But circumstances and supposed friends conspire against them.

Further heartbreak, hidden truths and secret desires test their fledgling relationship.

Decree Absolute…the end is a new beginning. Or is it?

 

PRETEND GIRLFRIEND
by Lily Craig

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Fake love, real sparks.

When Celeste Lamontagne receives a wedding invitation from her ex, she’s furious. The only thing worse than being cheated on? Seeing your ex and the girl she cheated with get married. Less than a year later. And as part of a two-week long Mediterranean cruise. But they say the best revenge is a life well lived, right? Not for Celeste, it isn’t. It’s arranging an elaborate fake relationship with someone to make your ex jealous.

Lane Bishop is the perfect someone to do just that. Impulsive to the extreme, she loses her job right in front of Celeste. There goes Lane’s best shot at becoming a stylist in New York City. She can have another chance if she agrees to travel with Celeste, pretending to be her girlfriend so that Celeste’s ex sees her happy and thriving. The only catch? Celeste’s an heiress accustomed to getting everything she wants. She’s rigorous about details—some might say spoiled—which clashes with a free spirit like Lane.

Two weeks travelling in close quarters challenges the faux lovebirds. They’ve got to appear harmoniously in love, even when they’d rather rib each other than whisper sweet nothings. But the sparks between Celeste and Lane become harder and harder to ignore. Can they convince the wedding guests of their passion without the flames setting them both alight?

 

VETTED FURTHER
Vetted Series: Book 4
by K’Anne Meinel

Western / Action & Adventure / Romance

Fiona Herriot and her wife, Allyssa continue nurturing and growing the large animal practice Fiona established on their ranch.

From a near-fatal accident to a dream come true, they have weathered all the trials and tribulations that came their way, supporting each other every step along the way. But when one of their dreams falls through and nearly derails their marriage, will they survive the fallout?

Dogs, cats, horses, chickens, and even llamas play a part in this delightful story.

Join Fiona and Allyssa for the continuing saga of two women, a ranch, and the thriving veterinary practice they are building with love on the high plains of Oregon.

 

THE WAY HOME
by Lily Hammond

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Historical Romance

In 1941 May Lewis is looking for a fresh start. Leaving the city and an old love affair behind, she buys a medical practice in a small country town. Here she hopes to find peace, friendships, and the sort of medical practice she’s always dreamed of, where she knows all her patients by name.

What she discovers is the possibility of a new, deep love with Eadie McClintock, a young woman struggling to raise her baby nephew while hiding her brother from the men determined to send him off to the war. Shunned by the town, however, Eadie refuses to have anything to do with May – for the new doctor’s own good.

Which leaves May with an impossible task. How can she win the trust of the town when they are so set against the one person May wants to be closest to?

 

FOREVER AND ALWAYS
by Charlie Conwell

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Science Fiction Wolf Story

There is nothing more dangerous than an Alpha protecting her mate. What would you do to protect yours?

Meghan, is a member of the Redstone Timberwolf Pack. She has been under the control of Calisse, the Alpha of the pack with some of the other females. Her life is mere existence and unhappiness. When her family decides to flee and seek refuge with Adrianna, Alpha of the Errigal Druid Pack, Meghan finds something more than what she bargained for.

Will Calisse just let them leave?

Delve into a world of pack rules, order, jealousy, domination and a battle to the death.

 

DARKNESS REMAINS
Sequel to Darkness Falls
by KC Luck

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance / Apocalypse

If the lights go out forever, can love survive?

When a group of women from different walks of life are brought together by fate during the end of the world as they know it, each must find a way to survive against the odds as well as learn to rely on each other.

Laura Kennedy finds herself without a home when part of the city of Astoria, Oregon burns after a solar storm causes a worldwide blackout. Left with few options, she resigns herself to living with her brother’s family and trying to get by while food and resources quickly diminish. As she begins to despair about the fate of the world, a handsome young stranger rides into her life and suddenly she finds herself attracted to a woman in a way she never expected … Sam.

Sam Quinn is a veterinarian student when the power goes out everywhere. Believing everything happens for a reason, she decides to ride Northwest on her horse to explore the rapidly changing landscape in hopes of finding a place where she belongs. Instead, she encounters nothing but fear and unrest, or at least until she has an accident, and wakes up to meet a woman who wants nothing to do with her, but who Sam can’t stop thinking about … Laura.

Taylor Barnes is an Army veteran who is happy to simply work on a farm outside of town, which she shares with her close friends. However, when the city of Astoria struggles to maintain order after the world goes dark, she suddenly she finds herself thrust into a leadership role she never wanted. The only reason she agrees is so she can keep the world safe for the woman she loves … Jackie.

Jackie Scott, once a powerful CEO, had the world at her fingertips but is now adrift in a new reality without any of the modern conveniences she once relied on. Living on her sister’s farm near the small town of Astoria, the only stability she can rely on is the one person who she is slowly learning to trust and, if she is willing to listen to her heart, maybe even love … Taylor.

The end of the world is only the beginning.

If you like a story with romance and adventure, mixed with conflict and heroism, then you will love KC Luck’s page-turning new book. Explore the world of “Darkness Remains” today!

Note: This is a full-length novel, which can be read as a stand-alone book, however, it is closely tied to the previous story “Darkness Falls.” These books have an end-of-the-world theme but are significantly more focused on strong female characters in loving lesbian relationships.

 

KISS YOUR ELBOW
An Embellished Memoire about Growing Up Gay in The 50s & 60s
by Susan Stocker

Memoir

Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s was a hip, groovy, and a laid-back kind of a life for most young teenage girls. Except if you were taller than most adults, completely out of it because your mother had total control of your life, and discovered you were different than all your friends, it was more like a complete social wipeout.

Susan was tall, athletic, and popular in elementary school and it never occurred to her life would change drastically when she entered junior high school. But by the first weekend in the new school year it was clear her easy-going life had changed forever.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOK

 

THE ROAD AHEAD
by A.E. Radley
narrated by Ella Lynch

Two women from very different backgrounds forced to share a long journey home. Will they work together or pull each other apart?

Rebecca is stuck in Portugal. All planes to England are grounded, and it’s only two days until Christmas. Desperate to get home but without money to hire a car, she’s stuck. She sees an opportunity when she meets a snobby businesswoman with a broken leg, a platinum credit card, and a desire to get home.

A tentative agreement is struck in order to reach their destination before the festive deadline. Will they make it, or will they kill each other along the way?

A heartwarming enemies-to-lovers romance with a twist. Discover The Road Ahead and make your own journey home today.

 

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Guest Post: A Kernel of Truth by Jazzy Mitchell

Today I’m thrilled to welcome Jazzy Mitchell.

A Kernel of Truth

Jazzy here. I’m excited to talk about my latest book, Musings of a Madwoman, which follows three women as they navigate life, love, and the effects of a meteorite. This story was a labor of love, and pieces of me can be found throughout its pages. Like many writers, I take some of my life experiences and repurpose them in my stories. If a conversation, experience, or feeling makes an impression on me, it might find its way into the pages of my book. I’ve joked with friends and family how anything they say or do is fair game. That also holds true for the words I say and the actions I take. I thought you might like to know the background for one of the scenes which appears in MOAM.

In chapter two of MOAM, Patricia recounts how she presented a bouquet of roses to the object of her affection, Rudi Singlewood, at one of Rudi’s Broadway shows. This leads to Rudi showing up at Patricia’s book-signing event a year later. Although the rose-giving comes up several times in the book, I don’t include too many details. This is how my true life experience played out.

About eighteen years ago I traveled to New York City with some fellow teachers after the school year ended. I was excited to watch Patrick Stewart act the lead part in an Arthur Miller play, even if he was portraying an adulterer. We had front row seats, and I knew I was going to love the hell out of the show.

Close to the theater, I saw various bouquets displayed outside a flower shop. In a flash of inspiration, I purchased a dozen red-edged coral roses and brought them to the play. I was excited by the thought of giving them to an actor I admired. Throughout the show, I could smell the roses’ enticing scent, and I wondered how to present the flowers to him. Should I send them with an usher to his dressing room? Wait at the stage door after the show? I’d never tried to give a celebrity flowers before. Once the leads came onstage to take their final bows, I recognized my chance and took it. Extending my arm, I offered the bouquet to Mr. Stewart. He in turn offered it to the leading lady on his left before turning to repeat the action to the actress on his right. Both waved it away, shaking their heads while sporting coy smiles. I shook my head, too. Those roses were for Mr. Stewart, not them. He turned back to me and bowed low to the ground before, with a smile and a wink, he jogged off the stage, flowers in hand.

People approached me after the show, convinced my flower-giving was a prearranged publicity stunt. It wasn’t. A few weeks later, I received a handwritten thank you card on his personal stationery. I’d slipped my business card into the bouquet before thrusting it in the air, and he surprised me by taking the time to write me a sweet note. I still have that correspondence. It reads, “Thank you for the lovely flowers. I am so glad you enjoyed Mt. Morgan—and me. All the best.”

Did I write a book about him? Did I ask him to become my pen pal? Did I date him? No, those were all events which occurred in MOAM. Yet, my experience served as a launching pad for Patricia and Rudi’s first meeting and subsequent romance.

Why insert a real event into a book of fiction? Several reasons come to mind. To memorialize a memory for all posterity. To process my feelings regarding an event. To teach myself something I wasn’t able to learn at the time the event occurred. To relive the feelings attached to the memory. To explore the “what ifs.” To see whether the real life person involved in the scene ever reads the book and recognizes the event. To have some fun.

In MOAM, Patricia writes about some of her real life experiences in her best-selling romance, Star Light, Star Bright (Make My Wish Come True Tonight). Her book turns out to be autobiographical to a great extent, and it serves as one big love letter to Rudi. In her book she expresses her feelings for Rudi, and in an unexpected twist of fate, those feelings are accepted. Patricia ends up navigating a romance with an actress who turns out to be quite different than the person Patricia created in her mind.

This theme of recognizing the authentic person—the genuine uniqueness of an individual—by discounting the public persona, plays out several times through the three lead protagonists’ storylines. It’s a journey they take together and a journey other characters take with them. Interspersing small bits of my reality within MOAM is my way of taking the journey, too.

 

MUSINGS OF A MADWOMAN
by Jazzy Mitchell

SciFi / Paranormal Romance

Three women’s lives interweave as they struggle to navigate life and love. And the effects of a meteorite.

Patricia Steitz, a successful romance writer, is flabbergasted when Rudi Singlewood shows up at one of her book signings and initiates a summer romance. She worries that the fantasies she’s harbored regarding the world-renown Broadway actress may prevent her from accepting who Rudi really is. She relates her fears to her best friend, Marcia Struthers, a successful Manhattan litigator.

Knowing that Patricia has dreamed of Rudi for years, Marcia urges her to give the actress a chance by getting to know who she is behind her public persona. While working a high-profile case, Marcia must confront her resurging feelings for lead opposing counsel, Lexie Yamin, and the appearance of an unrequited love. All is not as it seems, however, as Marcia deals with unexpected physical changes and developing mental abilities after an encounter with a meteorite. Marcia’s not the only one dealing with changes induced by an extraterrestrial rock, though.

Kiernan Connelly, who has received intriguing letters over several months, begins to question her lifestyle. Her casual sexual relationship with Rudi and passable acting career no longer fulfill her. As Kiernan makes changes in her life, she finds herself dealing with the strange reality of being able to hear others’ thoughts. Could it be related to her close encounter with a meteorite?

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Jazzy Mitchell loves to tell stories, whether in the classroom or on paper. She taught English in the public schools of her hometown for a decade, giving back to the system which helped her so much. Besides writing, Jazzy teaches real estate law, writes fanfiction as Jazwriter, and facilitates energy work through her business, the Lightarian Institute.

Her debut novel, Lost Treasures, received an Honorable Mention for the 2016 Rainbow Awards and was nominated in three categories for GCLS’s 2017 Goldie Awards: Debut Author, Traditional Contemporary Romance, and Cover Design. Jazzy’s newest novel, Musings of a Madwoman, was published in mid-June 2018.

Jazzy lives in Portland, Oregon, enjoying life with her wife, three children, and two dogs.

 

CONNECT WITH JAZZY MITCHELL

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Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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Don’t miss this mega lesfic sale!

 

 

Sept. 10 to Sept. 14

The sale has ended! 

Are you looking for your next great read? I Heart Lesfic wants to help. More than 60 authors have joined forces to deeply discount more than 100 books so you don’t have to break the bank to get your reading fix.

Below you’ll find all the goodies on offer.

Before I get to all the wonderful authors and their books, I should get the basics out of the way.

First, this sale runs September 10th to September 14th.

Second, before you click any buy buttons, please ensure the sale price matches.

Third, to purchase a book, simply click on the Amazon buy button. This is a universal link and will take you to your Amazon store.

Now for the books!

 

ROMANCE

 

THE MORNING AFTER

by Jae

FREE

After a friend sets her up on a blind date from hell, Amanda has enough of dating. A spur-of-the-moment decision to attend an Anti-Valentine’s Day party leads to an unexpected encounter. She wakes up to a hangover and a surprising complication…

 

RETURN TO ME

by Fiona Zedde

FREE $0.99

Rémi and Claudia have been together for over two years. During that time, their families have grown to accept what the twenty-nine year old reformed player and her fifty year old lover mean to each other. Theirs is not just another kinky May-December affair. But a ghost from Rémi’s past rises up to threaten what the two women have found together.

 

FALLING INTO YOU

by Ruby Grandin

FREE $0.99 (Also in Kindle Unlimited)

Astrid Jones is unlucky in life and unlucky in love, so when she crashes directly into a gorgeous woman and then races off without even getting her name, she chalks it up as just another clumsy accident in a lifetime of comic mishaps. But then Astrid runs into the same woman on a hike she never wanted to be on, and she starts to wonder if maybe her luck is changing. Did she really win over the beautiful Molly Perkins with a handful of blueberries and some Wonder Woman jokes? Or is this just another dating disaster waiting to happen?

 

A TASTE OF HARPER BLISS

by Harper Bliss

$0.99

This collection of novellas and short stories will introduce you to Harper Bliss’s unique blend of drama, emotions and heat. Allow yourself to be introduced into Harper’s sexy, heartfelt universe and grab this great deal now!

 

 

THE MIDNIGHT COUCH

by Jae

$0.99

Paula, a technician at a radio station, feels ridiculous for having a crush on Dr. Christine Graham, host of the radio show The Midnight Couch. Every night, she vows to ask Christine on a date—only to chicken out every time. But when Christine hosts a special show about revealing secret love on Valentine’s Day, Paula suddenly finds herself on The Midnight Couch.

 

LOVE AT FIRST WRITE

by Jae

$0.99

Award-winning author Jae penned four romantic short stories about heroines who are writers. From a reporter being challenged to write a romance to an author on a blind date in a bookstore, these short stories are guaranteed to have a happy ending. Includes the short stories: “The Romance Bet”, “Sex Sells”, “The Snow Liger”, and “Blind Date at the Booklover’s Lair”.

 

BRING HOLLY HOME

by A.E. Radley

$0.99 $7.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Leading fashion magazine editor Victoria Hastings always thought that her trusted assistant quit her job and abandoned her in Paris.

A year later, she discovers that Holly Carter was injured in an accident. Brain trauma led to amnesia and Holly cannot remember anything about her life.

 

SARAH’S LOVER

by Saxon Bennett & Layce Gardner

$0.99 $5.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

When Sarah moves in to an old Victorian house, she has no idea the house is haunted by a beautiful, beguiling ghost. The last thing she expects is to fall in love with that ghost. This is the story of two star-crossed lovers, one in the physical world, the other in the spiritual world. Can they overcome the great divide to be together forever?

 

THE CURVY SIDE OF LIFE

by Suzie Carr

$0.99 $6.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Newly-divorced, Faith, seeks quiet time at her sister’s lake house, but finds a herself in a steamy interlude with her sister’s neighbor instead. At the end of the summer, will Faith decide her heart is better closed off from potential heartbreak or will she open it back up again to see what this new love has to offer?

 

AN ACT OF LOVE

by Nicolette Dane

$0.99 $4.99

Can a second chance at love flourish between two friends after one of them has become a famous television actress? Will they be able to persevere through the trappings of Hollywood, fame, and money? When money and business get involved with love and romance, even old friends can let their emotions get the better of them.

 

RESCUED

by Adan Ramie

$0.99 $3.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Stanley the Yorkie had a hard life, and the first time Chuck laid eyes on him, she knew she would do anything to save him — even if the odds weren’t in his favor and Chuck’s ex, the one holding most of the cards when it comes to the shelter, is against it. When Chuck meets Stella, the beautiful professional who brought Stanley to them to be saved, the two hatch a plan to save him. But can they save Stanley and get together, or will Chuck’s ex keep them apart?

 

NEITHER PRESENT TIME

by Caren J. Werlinger

$0.99 $6.99

On the surface, Beryl Gray is all staid contentment. She works as a university librarian and is in a long-term relationship, but nothing is what it seems. When she finds a book with an inscription dated 1945, she does not realize it will change her life. She sets out on an odyssey to find the women of the inscription, but little does she know that what she will truly discover is herself.

 

LOOKING THROUGH WINDOWS

by Caren J. Werlinger

$0.99 $5.99

Emily moves to Vermont wanting only a fresh start. She doesn’t plan on Ann, and she doesn’t plan on the past following her. Ann helps Emily heal enough to re-discover that she can love, but then family and fate conspire to tear them apart. Ann’s love could save Emily, but if they’re to have a life together, Emily still has to face the biggest obstacle of all – herself.

 

LOVE BY THE BOOKS

by Ruby Grandin

$0.99 $2.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

How many bad dates would you have to go on before giving up on the woman of your dreams? Abby Jennings feels a little out of her element going back to school to become a librarian: she’s older than her fellow classmates and the world seems to move a heck of a lot faster than it used to. But between classes, the busy college café offers an unexpected haven in the form of delicious smoothies…and smiles from the woman behind the smoothie counter. But whenever Abby and the incredibly attractive Jane try to get together for a date, disaster seems to strike. Are Abby and Jane meant to be, or will too many bad dates in a row break up the couple before they even start?

 

PLUS 1

by Erica Lee

$0.99 $3.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Rory Montgomery thought she had her whole life figured out – she would enjoy the weddings of family and friends, but would only stick to casual dating herself. At least that’s what she thought until she met the beautiful, flirtatious Jenny Hanson at a wedding and the two struck up a friendship. As the two girls navigate through this friendship filled with plane rides, weddings, and lots of flirting, Rory begins to question if the life she always planned on is really what she wants.

 

LIFE BEGINS WITH YOU

by Erica Lee

$0.99 $3.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Rebecca and Cassie were childhood best friends until their lives took different directions. By the time they reached high school, Rebecca became interested in soccer and running with the preppy crowd, while Cassie was more interested in skipping class and shoplifting. Their lives cross paths again when Rebecca ends up teaching Cassie’s little sister. Aside from their sexuality and distaste toward their small town, it seems the two have nothing in common. But as they begin getting closer, it becomes obvious that there is much more to people than what meets the eye.

 

A TASTE OF SIN

by Fiona Zedde

$0.99 $4.99

Desiree Nichols is a very good girl. Ask almost any woman in Miami with a taste for pink. She hasn’t left a single one unsatisfied in all the years she’s been prowling the city. But when a bad love affair and her mother’s unexpected illness knocks Dez off her game, it’ll take a very special woman to set things right in her world again.

 

UNCOMMON EMOTIONS

by Lynn Galli

$0.99 $7.99

When someone spends her days ripping apart corporations, compartmentalization is key. Love doesn’t factor in for Joslyn Simonini. Meeting Raven Malvolio ruins the harmony that Joslyn has always felt, introducing her to passion for the first time in her life.

 

OUT OF ORDER

by Lynn Galli

$0.99 $2.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Lindsay St. James spends her days fixing political problems. There’s no problem too complex to resolve for someone committed to her career until she stumbles onto a judicial bribery scheme affecting her political candidate. She has to rely on the help of the newest member of the judiciary, which could prove too distracting for even the most dedicated problem solver.

 

THE YOUNG AND THE LESBIAN

by Q. Kelly

$0.99 $2.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Dash Bannon, a forty-seven-year-old soap actress, has been relegated to “dried-up relative in the corner” status. A career shakeup is in order, and Dash hops onto the train of celebrities coming out as gay. One teeny problem—she isn’t really gay. Dash’s co-star Jane Knight is in similar straits, and she has an idea that means she and Dash will have to get closer to each other. Much closer.

 

AUTUMN LEAVES

by Barbara Winkes

$0.99 $3.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Rebecca has everything she ever dreamed of in life: a family, a beautiful home and good friends. When Callie moves into the house across the street, Rebecca is quick to welcome the young writer into the tightly-knit community of Autumn Leaves. She has no idea that Callie will confront her with a truth about herself she might not be ready to face. All Callie wanted was to flee the big city and finish her latest book in peace, but life in the small town comes with unexpected temptation and danger.

 

DANCING IT OUT

by Lisa Elliot

$0.99 $5.24

Kate has moved to London and is embarking on a new life. She has become an independent, high-achieving young lawyer, who still hasn’t figured out who she really is yet. But when she moves into a house-share in north London and meets Lorraine, an enigmatic filmmaker, whose room is next to hers, an intense bond quickly develops as Lorraine reignites Kate’s love of music, clubbing and dancing. A story about first love and awakening desire.

 

WITHOUT YOUR COURAGE

by TJ Whittle

$0.99 $2.99

Without Your Courage takes us to Auckland, New Zealand and the surrounding countryside, to join the lives of four strong women. Violet and Charlotte form a beautiful friendship while John’s away at war. An accident introduces Ella and Gemma, who struggle to define their new friendship across the barrier of age. Four women with their lives entwined. Will they find the love they seek?

 

SAFE HAVEN

by Tallulah Burns

$0.99 $3.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Looking for a new beginning, Jasmine Delacourt purchases a house in upstate New York. The house, like her heart, is in need of repair. Enter Shaughnessy Callahan, a beautiful and bold woman who is unattached and determined to stay that way. Caught up out of nowhere in a frightening secret that threatens them both, Jasmine and Shaughnessy try to ignore their growing attraction for each other as they investigate the mystery that surrounds them. Avoiding danger, finding clues and solving a murder is hardly the perfect setting for two women intent on avoiding romance to find it with each other…or maybe it is.

 

CELIA MOON, SEVENTH WONDER

by Tallulah Burns

$0.99 $4.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

A fierce and creative individual, Celia Moon is used to raising eyebrows, and has always fought a rebellious battle against fulfilling the expectations of others. Now Celia has returned to her home town of Serendipity, as wild and independent as she ever was, fighting hard to be herself in a place that still wants her to be like everybody else. Leaving behind a past she wants to forget, beautiful Del Carrington comes to Serendipity driven by heartbreak and a painful secret. As time passes, she discovers that Celia has done the same. Can their hearts learn to trust one other enough to take a chance on love, and share the secrets that keep them apart? If they can, it will be a wonder.

 

DOLL AND LACE

by Emily Sharp

$0.99 $3.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

On a road trip, Doll Stolar breaks down in the small town of Hope, Alabama. Lace Hunter, The quiet girl who works at the gas station, is intriguing enough for Doll to ask her to come and join her in crossing the back roads of America. The friendship will be able to blossom into much more if each woman can find a way to let go of her hurtful past.

 

BEHOLDEN

by Fox Brison

$0.99 $3.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

This isn’t a story about what happens when stars collide, but rather the tale of what happens when two cars collide.

How far would you go to secure your dream job? Architect Adele Jackson doesn’t suffer fools gladly; in fact, hardened by the cards a cruel fate dealt her, she doesn’t suffer anyone gladly.

How far would you go to save someone you love? Joanne Cassidy’s life is finally on the up; not only is her dream of a nursing career well on its way to becoming a reality, her mother, Mary, has just celebrated her twenty-eighth day sober. However, Mary doesn’t make it to twenty-nine, and Joanne is left to pick up the pieces.

One fateful night Joanne and Adele’s worlds collide, and a deal is brokered, one that has the capacity to either make or break them – and their dreams.

 

RARE AND BEAUTIFUL THINGS

by Giselle Fox

$0.99 $3.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Amber knows a lot about jaguars. A virgin at 32, the willowy, redheaded PhD finds romance far more baffling. Then she meets gorgeous, athletic shipwreck diver Nikki Sharpe off the coast of Belize and the pair discover a long-lost journal preserved in a sunken ship.

 

UPON A WISHING FLOWER (Brooke and Hannah: Book 1)

by Amy DeMeritt

$0.99 $3.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

On the outside, Brooke Dunning is a staunch professional, and very successful in her career as an advertising agent. Mixing business with pleasure is not something she’d ever allow. But when she’s assigned a client outside of her territory, Brooke meets a gorgeous and charming woman who immediately threatens her ability to maintain her composure.

The encounter presents Brooke with the possibility of true and lasting love, but allowing a romantic relationship with a client could cost Brooke her job.

A single morning of taking pictures for her new client will change everything. Brooke will learn about an unpunished crime that will force her to relive her painful past as a crime scene photographer.

 

AFTER THE GLITTER FADES

by Diane Marina

$1.99 $6.99

Siena Armetta. Film star, Hollywood icon, tabloid darling. To her fans and the media, she appears to be living a dream life. But things aren’t always as they seem. The price she pays to maintain her fame is to deny who she is. Siena’s number one rule in life – self-preservation at all costs. Admitting the truth could be a career killer.

Enter Julia Westbrooke…

 

VERITAS

by MJ Duncan

$1.99 $4.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Working as a chef aboard a private yacht might not seem like a vacation for most people, but to Lauren Murphy, a highly-regarded sous chef at a top New York restaurant, the opportunity to spend seventeen days in the Virgin Islands, sailing from one tropical location to the next, while having complete freedom to create her own menus is a dream come true. Enter Grey Wells, the owner and captain of the Veritas, and the most complicated person Lauren has ever met. Cold and distant one minute and then cautiously friendly the next, Lauren is compelled to get to know her better. What happens when she does, however, is enough to change both of their lives forever.

 

AN UNEXPECTED LESSON

by Sophie Walker

$1.99 $7.99

April Fields is an awkward twenty year old, who, up until recently travelled the world with her mum. After the tragic death of her dad, the two fly back to England where they discover they’ve been left his entire estate.

April’s mum decides it’s time for her daughter to have more stability and April is quickly thrown into the world of university – A foreign world filled with studying, alcohol and relationships. Here she meets her Biology tutor, Rachel Carter, and the two form a close friendship.

They embark on a confusing journey to discover their feelings and try to find a way to be together.

 

BREAKING ANCHOR

by Geonn Cannon

$1.99 $8.99

Sofia Kennedy, anchor of a local Seattle news broadcast, is still reeling from the tragic death of her girlfriend when she butts heads with caterer Marion Vogt. They quickly find out Seattle can be a very small town when trying to avoid someone. As much as they want to avoid each other, fate keeps forcing Sofia and Marion to cross paths. Before long they realize they’ll have to decide if they’re going to hold on to bad feelings or risk forgiveness to discover just what they have to offer each other.

 

THE SWEET SPOT

by Jessica Pots

$1.99 $4.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Two women. One tiny bakery. One precocious little girl. Will cupcakes keep them together?

 

 

AN EMPTY STOOL

by TJ Whittle

$1.99 $6.50

Trauma glues you to your seat. Don’t move, don’t make any noise, it’s safer to be unseen. And really, watching the world through a lens isn’t so bad. You’re doing ok till, one day, someone notices you and makes contact. That first little nudge is so shocking that even your favourite café stool isn’t safe anymore. But when Hope keeps calling, what do you do?

 

SUNLIGHT IN THE SHADOWS

by Gail Newman

$1.99 $6.50

Kate could never have imaged herself in this position with life as she knew it falling apart. What were the secrets that this small island held about her aunt and grandmother? Reconnecting with her past Kate desperately tries to find the strength within herself to rebuild her life. Add in the fiery Faith and lovely Lane vying for her affections. Life was going to get interesting.

 

PLEASE BABY

by S.L. Kassidy

$1.99 $4.99

Jayce’s life is going downhill after she rescues her little niece from an awful situation. Her girlfriend doesn’t want the baby around. Her mother wants to take the baby from her. Things don’t seem to get better until she meets Gus.

 

NEW CUTS, OLD WOUNDS

by S.L. Kassidy

$1.99 $4.99

Sequel to “Scarred for Life.” Nicole and Dane have been together for a year, moving forward with their relationship. It’s time to meet family members. It might be what makes or breaks them. The Wolfe family seems to want to break them.

 

BANDAGES

by S.L. Kassidy

$1.99 $4.99

Nicole and Dane return in the third installment of the Scarred series. Life is good. The musician gave the lawyer a ring, a not-engagement ring, a promise; this is forever. But, they both still had some growing and healing to work through. Share their journey through eighteen short stories of play, passion, and a deepening partnership. You’ll enjoy the journey as much as where it leads.

 

HURRICANE SEASON (Seasons Book 1)

by BJ Phillips

$1.99 $6.50

Shawn Richards is a romance author who’s had her heart broken badly again and is done with love. Destiny might have other ideas, though, when Carrie Alexander literally trips and falls into her arms in the grocery store. Will Shawn’s fear of being hurt again cost her the woman of her dreams?

 

SNOWBIRD SEASON (Seasons Book 2)

by BJ Phillips

$1.99 $6.50

When Kelly Bradley takes on a job building a wall of custom bookcases for Elise, a wealthy Snowbird, she gets more than she bargained for. Elise’s gorgeous niece, Andi, is staying with her aunt while getting over a broken relationship. Andi makes Kelly’s heart melt, but Andi is also hiding a huge secret that could stop any romance between them in its tracks.

 

DISHED

by Adan Ramie

$1.99 $5.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Adonia wants to be chef to exclusive clients and she’s willing to do anything to get ahead in the tough industry. When a crazy pop-rock star hires her company to cater the rest of her flagging tour, she joins a crew where each budding chef competes against each other for a spot on her cut-throat boss’s exclusive first line. Losing means being blacklisted from the industry, but winning could cost her something a lot more important – her self-respect.

 

IRRESISTIBLE

by Marian Snowe

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Mila Fanucci can plan a perfect party for her clients, but she can’t even seem to plan a mediocre date for herself. Back in her old hometown for the first time in years, she’s surprised to find the town has changed almost as much as she has—and that change is embodied by Rickie, the sexy, rebellious master chef at the new modern cuisine restaurant. With her dashing good looks and her culinary wizardry, Rickie charms Mila in a way she never imagined possible. But when a missing piece from Mila’s past blows into town, she realizes that she isn’t sure of anything anymore, and her delicious romance with Rickie is put to the test. Is history bound to repeat itself?

 

THE ACTRESS

by Marian Snowe

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Tabby Gilbert won’t let love get in the way of becoming a star. When she’s given the opportunity for a lead role in a popular television series, she jumps at the chance. Tabby clashes immediately with her co-star Moira Knox, a critically acclaimed actress who sizzles in her roles but is cold and snobbish off-camera. Tabby thinks things can’t get much worse…until she’s cast as Moira’s love interest. The two actresses struggle to understand one another as they act out a passionate romance on-screen. Torn between her career and her feelings for Moira, Tabby is poised for greatness…or a disastrous fall. Can love in the spotlight survive?

 

THE SECRET ADMIRER

by Marian Snowe and Ruby Grandin

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All Cara Parker wants is to be swept off her feet… But the way her life is going, that’s not happening anytime soon. All that changes with the arrival of Ellery Chandler, a silver-haired corporate superstar and “most eligible lesbian in the business world.” Will giving into her feelings set her free, or will it destroy everything she’s worked for? Because getting closer to Ellery Chandler comes with risks of its own.

 

HOMECOMING

by Marian Snowe and Ruby Grandin

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Scarlett McKennon’s life in the big city is a big flop, and what could be worse than limping back to her small hometown in defeat? The minute she steps off the train, Scarlett finds out: her first love, Joan, is waiting there to drive her into town, looking like the picture of sexy confidence. Joan was once a scared, self-conscious girl; now she’s come into her own as a mechanic and soccer coach, and Scarlett can’t help but wonder what might have been. As fate keeps throwing them together, both women start to wonder if they might be right for each other after all…but is the spark they both feel enough, or will their shared past prove too painful to overcome?

 

WAITING

by Q. Kelly

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Thirty-year-old Caris Ismay is falling in love with a woman at exactly the wrong time. Caris knew that life after having her baby would be different, especially since her wife did not love her anymore. But she never expected it to be this difficult. Dale, her wife of three years, is in a coma that turns into a vegetative state. Lena, Dale’s twenty-nine-year-old daughter, is put in the awkward position of revealing Dale’s secrets to Caris as their attraction to each other grows.

 

VICTORIA’S VERY AWKWARD LOVE STORY

by Q. Kelly

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Why would Victoria Dourne strike up a friendship with Felicianna Grey, the woman who almost ruined the lives of Victoria’s mother and stepmother? What started as mere curiosity on Victoria’s part has developed into much more. She and Felicianna have been chatting online a few months, and Felicianna thinks Victoria is a secretary from Chicago. When Felicianna shows signs of losing interest, Victoria figures the time has come to tell the truth—in person.

 

IN THE DIRECTION OF THE SUN

by Lucy J. Madison

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Alex McKenzie is settled into a comfortable life in her beloved hometown of Stockbridge, MA. Everything Alex thought she knew about life and about herself changes the moment Cate Conrad blows into town. Alex falls head over heels in love with the free-spirited artist and sailor but Cate’s complicated past makes it impossible for her to commit. Devastated, Alex tries to heal her heart by hiking the famed Appalachian Trail while Cate takes to the water. Can Alex and Cate find their way back to each other?

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

WALTZING ON THE DANUBE

by Miranda MacLeod

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Opposites attract when analytical, reserved Eleanor and impulsive, outgoing Jeannie discover they’re the only two singles on what was supposed to be a lesbian singles cruise along the Danube.

 

ALL I WANT BOXSET (Books 1-3)

by Clare Lydon

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Read the first three books of Tori & Holly’s sweet, funny & hot romance – guaranteed to put a huge grin on your face! Nearly 500 pages to dive into and binge-read, these warm & hilarious stories have over 100 five-star reviews on Amazon. Don’t delay – snap up this fantastic boxset today!

 

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

SEEING RED

by Cara Malone

FREE (Also in Kindle Unlimited)

Hunter has spent the last two years trying to keep the mortgage afloat, finish her nursing degree and keep her ex-con sister out of trouble. When a beautiful girl in a red cap needs Hunter to nurse her sick grandmother, it seems like their problems are solved… until the big bad wolf rears his ugly head. This contemporary take on Little Red Riding Hood asks, how far is too far to go for family?

 

LOVE BY DESIGN

by S.W. Andersen

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Life has a funny way of revealing harsh truths. Cassie Carl believes she has it all. On the cusp of achieving her professional goals and soon to marry the man of her dreams. It seems she’s found the life every woman dreams of. What else could a girl want? Peyton Kingston is a beautiful, talented interior designer on the rise, whose sole focus is building her business. She loves what she does and has little time or patience for relationships.What else could a girl need? When Cassie’s wealthy fiancé brings Peyton in to do a renovation on their home, sparks fly, leaving both Cassie and Peyton to question everything they thought they already had.

What happens when the thin veil of perfection becomes riddled with holes?

 

SWITCHBACK

by S.W. Andersen

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Sierra Cody is a rising star in women’s professional downhill mountain bike racing. She has all the tools to become a world champion, but her trademark no-holds-barred, reckless style of riding has earned her as many cheers as it has jeers. Dr. Kara Davies, a highly regarded and accomplished physician, is well on her way to achieving her dreams in chiropractic research. Preferring the comfort and safety of her lab over personal relationships, Kara’s one-track mind allows no deviation.

But life is full of twists and turns. When an accident lands Sierra in Kara’s on-site medical center sparks fly. Will love be enough? Or will life’s little switchbacks send them both careening off course?

 

LADY IN WAITING

by Jea Hawkins

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She’s a modern-day, part-time queen. We don’t belong together, but I want her anyway.

For goth Annabelle, the ren faire is an opportunity to feel like there’s more to her life than just cashiering at a major chain, tending to people who are rude, stuck-up, and all-around jerks. Instead, she gets to be a lady-in-waiting to the Queen of the fair, a prized position. At the faire, she gets to tend to someone who is rude, stuck-up, and an all-around… Oh.

Elizabeth is different, though. It isn’t just that she’s jaw-dropping gorgeous. Annabelle loved her Queen during the faire, but when the silk and corsets come off, she finds her attraction remains.

After losing the backdrop of the faire, though, Annabelle wonders if a tattooed, nerdy cashier can ever have enough in common with the educated, composed, and successful Elizabeth to act on the attraction that she thinks they both share.

 

AFTER SUMMER ENDS

by Katie Mettner

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My name is Willow Erwin, and I hate summer, but in the wink of one beautiful blue eye, all of that changed. This is the story of Summer and how she taught me to love her. It’s about her quiet, and sometimes fearful, way of teaching me to embrace the moment, and to live recklessly. It’s about how both of us learned to forgive, to hope, to pray, and to love, even after summer ends.

 

FINDING SUSAN

by Katie Mettner

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Olga and Renay find themselves falling in love; one woman comfortable with her sexuality, the other uncomfortable in her own skin. A bottle of wine and a sweet, languid kiss told Olga the time had come to decide if Renay was worth fighting for, and if true love could conquer all.

 

TANGLE

by Em Stevens

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Kensi is going through a bad break up. Real bad. Heart hurting, she knows something needs to change–like her hair. When she asks Tess to cut it all off, she doesn’t realize the act of shedding the old might leave her open to something new and wonderful.

 

 

LESBIAN WITH DOG SEEKS SAME

by Elizabeth Andre

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Beautiful African-American Jordan is happy spending most of her free time hanging with her dog. She doesn’t need a girlfriend. Jordan’s life begins to change when at the dog park she meets a sexy woman with pale translucent skin and hazel eyes. She begins to realize that her life will be even better with this woman in her life.

 

OUT: A CAM THOMAS STORY

by Claire Highton-Stevenson

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Camryn Thomas finds her life turned upside down. A betrayal she never envisaged happening brings a new beginning that will change her life forever.

Taking a chance, she moves from her hometown of London to the glitzy world of Los Angeles.

She lives by one rule – do not fall in love.

Things go great and life is finally falling into place until she meets the one person who could be worth breaking her rule for.

But, what if that person isn’t OUT and this relationship could ruin her career?

 

NEXT: A CAM THOMAS STORY

by Claire Highton-Stevenson

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Camryn Thomas and Michelle Hamilton have finally got their lives heading in the right direction.

Together.

But even when you’re happy, life will throw up some curve balls.

How will they deal with the idea of Michelle coming out?

And what will happen when they discover not everybody is happy about their relationship?

 

THE PROMISE

by Claire Highton-Stevenson

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Ali and Susan Jenkins have it all. Their life together is mapped out on a one-way path to happiness, that is until Susan is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Ali refuses to accept it – her world is shattered.

Susan’s last act of love is to make her wife promise that one day she will open her heart again and let somebody else love her.

But will Ali keep her promise?

 

BACK TO THE START

by Monica McCallan

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When Remy’s grandmother dies, it means leaving her life in San Francisco and returning to a town she swore she’d never revisit, forced to confront a world she’d worked hard to put behind her over the last twelve years.

She’s not expecting that the first girl to ever steal her heart, the pretty, popular Fallon Lewis is still around, and in a town this small, their paths continue to cross much to Remy’s dismay. It’s hard enough seeing her first love, but it’s exponentially more difficult when she can barely stand to look at the woman.

Remy’s trip back has the possibility to open up doors she believed were shut long ago, but she’s never planned on staying, and she definitely never planned on letting Fallon back into her life.

If she thought being a teenager in a small town was hard, she’s about to find out how much harder life is when there’s no one but herself to blame for her problems.

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

MAGICAL FEMME

by Fiona Zedde

$0.99

I don’t do femmes. Ever.

I mean, what can two girly-girls in high heels do for each other anyway?

But one night at a crowded bar with one particular femme just might change my mind. Wanna watch?

 

CRAYONS IN THE BOX

by JD Glass

$0.99

A conversation at work followed by a misleading declaration leaves a vulnerable Nina confused and uneasy, and Fran takes the time to reassure her—an excerpt from the novel Glass Lions.

 

SURRENDER YOUR HEART (Surrender Trilogy: Book 1)

by Raven J. Spencer

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A lesbian billionaire romance with a suspense twist:

Penny can’t believe what happened to her: One day she’s studying sociology and paying her tuition with her job at a local café, the next she wakes up in a luxurious house which is the property of a rich and enigmatic woman. Carter Forbes is ready to lay the world at her feet, but what will she expect in return? As she uncovers Carter’s reasons to create this unusual situation, Penny can’t deny the attraction between them. Can she reconcile her desire with her beliefs about herself, or is this passionate affair doomed from the start?

 

SURRENDER TO ME (Surrender Trilogy: Book 2)

by Raven J. Spencer

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Penny is finally ready to say yes all the way, but married life doesn’t start off as expected. While the attraction between her and Carter is deepening, Penny still struggles to adjust to her new life full of luxury and new responsibilities. Carter continues to keep secrets for a cause, and shares only reluctantly with her wife. Can they overcome those differences, and who’s going to surrender this time?

 

CONVICTION

by Raven J. Spencer

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Emily DeMarco has made amends and confronted her demons, or so she thought. Her job with Forbes Inc. has opened up many opportunities. Working with her lover, Carter Forbes’ head of security Colette Grady, Emily is excited to learn more about the firm’s off-the-book missions. New challenges require both Colette and Emily to take a look at their respective past – before they can move on together.

 

EROTICA

 

WYLDE ABOUT HER

by Beth Wylde

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Beth is back with an all new collection of lesbian erotica. From mild to wild, there’s something for everyone. Venture inside a new GLBT BDSM club for opening night. Discover sex induced shape shifters and paramedics that can help you. The scenarios range from romantic to exotic. Sassy to sweltering. This collection proves Beth is Wylde About Her…erotica.

 

THE DOMME TAMER

by Kat Evans

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The victims were as different as night and day: an exotic dancer, a beloved teacher, and a promising law student. What was the one thing they had in common? A fetish for breath play…

In the world’s first provocative thriller of its kind, #1 bestselling author Kat Evans takes you on a bold race to catch a killer.

 

POLYAMOROUS ROMANCE

 

BUILDING THE FAMILY (Dancing Wolf Series: Book 1)

by Amy DeMeritt

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A dangerously seductive and addictive lesbian romance with a fresh twist.

Can one wild weekend really be more than just a fun time?

Can it lead to a loving and lasting relationship?

When Kayla starts college in love with one girl she’s never been able to have a relationship with, and nursing her broken heart after being dumped by her girlfriend, she lands in the lap of a beautiful girl – a girl who could either fill the void in her heart, or open her heart for a life she only briefly dreamt of as a possibility.

Some say its only possible to be in love with one person at a time, but Kayla learns the “one love” rule doesn’t apply to her.

 

FANTASY ROMANCE

 

MAKING A TINDERBOX

by Emma Sterner-Radley

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All the societal rules are different. The fear of unrequited love is the same. Will these two women find both love and freedom?

 

 

THE SOUL THIEF

by Beth Lyons

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After a chance meeting in a crowded marketplace, a thief named Teaka Mote agrees to help a healer find her missing sister. A spark of attraction grows between the women as they journey across Orishea looking for answers. What they find is a tangle of magic, murder, and intrigue that threatens to destroy their budding romance.

 

A MASQUERADE IN TIME (The Fae Souls: Book 1)

by Cailee Francis

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When I first arrived at the mansion, I couldn’t remember anything. My name, how I’d got there or who the people were around me. It wasn’t long before I was told my name was Celina. I was given a suite to stay in and encouraged to prepare for the mysterious Prince Eldran’s masquerade party. I found everything I needed in my suite, other than answers. Fragments of memory hinted at dark experiences, but I was uncertain about what the future might hold for me. A stranger at the time, Sorcha found me alone as I sought solace in an empty room. I discovered she too had missing memories, and in her I found a person to talk to. A friend and more, but did we have a chance?

 

FANTASY

 

GRETEL: A FAIRYTALE RETOLD

by Niamh Murphy

FREE

Tormented by a pack of bloodthirsty wolves, Hans and his sister Gretel, run for their lives. Desperation leads them into the comforting arms of a beautiful woman who asks for nothing in return for her kindness. While Gretel finds herself drawn to the seductress, Hans grows suspicious of her motives. Torn between a brother she adores and a woman she can’t help but admire, Gretel is forced to make a terrible choice.

 

THE BROKEN COIL

by Sy Itha

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Ex bounty hunter Jacquelyn Fletcher makes a living escorting travelers through the Dainlock Woods. As a favor to an old friend, she finds herself guiding Avalon, a Paladin of Sel. Avalon, forced to flee accusations of murder, has no one else to turn to. It is not long before dark forces reveal a larger plan that forces Jacquelyn to face her past, and Avalon to question the future.

 

CHRONICLES OF OSOTA

by Michelle Magly

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Alina knew that one day she would return to the heartland of Osota Alina knew that one day she would return to the heartland of Osota. But how could she know her return to the capital would coincide with the arrival of young Warrior-in-training Senri? Beautiful and strong, Senri makes for a pleasant distraction from Alina’s troubles. A new threat looms over the kingdom and she must turn to Senri.

 

WOLF’S EYES (Amendyr Book 2)

by Rae D. Magdon

$1.99 $4.99

CATHELIN RAYBROOK KNOWS THINGS without being told and Sees things before they happen. When her visions urge her to return to Amendyr, the magical kingdom of her birth, she travels across the border in search of her grandmother. But before she can find her family, she is captured by a witch, rescued by a handsome stranger, and forced to join a strange group of forest-dwellers with even stranger magical abilities. With the help of her new lover, her new family, and her eccentric new teacher, she must gain control of her powers and do some rescuing of her own before they take control of her instead.

 

THE WITCH’S DAUGHTER (Amendyr Book 3)

by Rae D. Magdon

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AILYNN GOTHEL HAS ALWAYS been the perfect daughter. Thanks to her mother’s teachings, she can heal the sick, conjure the elements, and take care of Raisa, her closest and dearest friend. But when Ailynn’s feelings for Raisa grow deeper, her simple life falls apart. Her mother hides Raisa deep in a cave to shield her from the world, and Ailynn must leave home in search of a spell to free her. While the kingdom beyond the forest is full of dangers, Ailynn’s greatest fear is that Raisa will no longer want her when she returns. She is a witch’s daughter, after all—and witches never get their happily ever after.

 

THE MIRROR’S GAZE (Amendyr Book 4)

by Rae D. Magdon

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CIVIL WAR HAS BROKEN OUT in Amendyr. With undead monsters ravaging the land, an evil queen on Kalmarin’s white throne, and the kingdom’s true heir missing, Cathelin Raybrook and Ailynn Gothel must join forces to protect their homeland. They hope to gain the aid of the Liarre, a reclusive community of magical creatures, but some leaders are reluctant to join a war that isn’t theirs. Meanwhile, Lady Eleanor of Baxstresse thinks she’s safe across the border in Seria, but when a mysterious girl in white arrives in an abandoned carriage, she finds herself drawn into the conflict as well. Together, they must find the source of the evil queen’s power and destroy it, before it’s too late.

 

ROMANTIC URBAN FANTASY

 

SEEKING WITCHES (The Succubus Moon: Book 2)

by Cailee Francis

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A supernatural attack leaves Raven, a male witch, unconscious and clinging to life. While his fiancée and children wait for news, an enemy is discovered: one as dangerous as they are ruthless, and they’re hunting members of his coven.

Rose, a succubus and fledgling private detective, has strong personal ties to that coven. Her girlfriend Lisa is a member, as are Lisa’s close friends. Knowing her girlfriend is in danger, and of Lisa’s need to protect and help the other members, Rose will do all she can to identify their enemy and help the Circle of Harmony coven survive. It’s more than a job – for one pink-haired succubus, it’s personal.

 

URBAN FANTASY

 

THE CUPID CONUNDRUM (Burgundy Hart: Book 1)

by Lucy True

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Burgundy Jane Hart is Rock Grove’s librarian and witch-in-training. Life in a supernatural town is pretty good for Burgundy and her quirky neighbors, until Cupid shows up and tries to make matches with disastrous results.

Confronting a mythological menace bent on wrecking romantic havoc is no easy task, but Burgundy will do her best. Especially when she realizes she – and her crush, Charlotte – might be in the path of the next arrow.

She needs to stop Cupid, and quickly, before love’s arrow gets her entangled in a romance she’s not ready for… even though she wants it!

 

RISE

by Barbara Winkes

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Angel. Vampire. Witch. Fairy. Shifter.

For a long time, paranormal beings have lived alongside of humans, and minded their own business. After being mocked, hunted and used for millennia, it’s not in their best interest to get involved in human affairs—yet, these five females can’t turn away from the attacks on the dignity of human women. They have intervened before, but one incident convinces them that the time has come to turn their efforts into a global movement. The tide is finally turning.

 

EPIC FANTASY ROMANCE

 

PRINCESS OF THERMOPYLAE

by Belinda Harrison

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Greece 510BC. Warrior. Princess. Two women with nothing in common and no reason to meet until the Moirai see fit to intertwine their fates, setting in motion events that will have farther reaching consequences than merely breaking an old alliance between Trachis and the Molossians.

 

FANTASY ADVENTURE

 

QUARTERLING

by Natasja Hellenthal

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When Fay and Zemandu — two powerful women of a very different nature, yet both the last of their kind — cross paths, they’ll forever change the course of humanity, but at what cost? Will Fay risk losing her heart and her innate empathy to the tracar– the very characteristics what makes her a comyenti in the first place –without jeopardising her vital mission?

 

THE QUEEN’S CURSE

by Natasja Hellenthal

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When Commander Tirsa Lathabris finds out about her younger brother’s death sentence she is determined to face the mysterious Queen Artride.

Instead of being imprisoned for attacking the Queen she is chosen to be Artride’s only bodyguard on a perilous mission to lift a terrible curse from the land. The two women are soon drawn to each other, but can their love ever be? Will they find the sorceress in the Magical Land, and if so will she actually be willing to help them and for what price?

 

SKYWHISPERERS

by Natasja Hellenthal

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When one day crippled and one-eyed Nemsa meets the alluring Xenthia, a mystifying Sky Whisperer, it becomes clear that her path lies far above and beyond all she is familiar with. But, even with her true heritage revealed, how can her destiny be linked with that of the much older, immortal Sky Whisperer she grows fonder of by the day? What is expected of her? More so–how can frail Nemsa ever hope to stand up against the supremacy of a vengeful, ambitious Sun Whisperer?

 

FANTASY / MYSTERY

 

THORNBURY CONFIDENTIAL

by Beth Lyons

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When part-time private investigator Vox Swift gets called to the scene of a crime, she finds it’s no ordinary case. A dead elf, drugs, infidelity, and an old job tangle together and challenge Vox’s ability to solve the mystery. As the bodies pile up and the suspect list grows Vox has to decide who to trust – the beautiful new widow or the mysterious young mage.

 

 

FANTASY LITRPG

 

LATE NIGHT AT LUND’S

by Beth Lyons

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Dental hygienist Isa Chamberlin thought the biggest challenge in her life was getting over a messy breakup, but when she pops into a new neighborhood bar, she finds herself in a different world, one filled with wizards, spells, and monsters. Join Isa as she explores unfamiliar surroundings, uncovers new skills, and learns to level. Magic and monsters, allies and enemies, romance and danger, all of it just on the other side of a simple door.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

GRAVE DELIGHTS (Grave Delights: Book 1)

by Victoria Cerises

FREE $0.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Their love is forbidden in more ways than one…

Headstrong and bold lycan Veruca must battle with the fact that her once pious and gentle lover, Leda, is now a cruel and unforgiving vampire. Can the love they shared as humans withstand hundreds of years and thousands of deaths? Or will their love be a forgotten memory?

 

CYNTHIA AND EVE

by Cailee Francis

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In the underwater city of Grenmere, Eve – a mermaid – is a guard of the Demesne; an ancient building that houses the teal pearl, an artifact of power. When the teal pearl is stolen and its protectors slain, Eve must venture into the human world, along with her ally – Ken, to help retrieve it and punish the culprits. Eve has to take human form for the first time when she reaches land, and she’s stuck in human form for a year and a day in a world she doesn’t know. She soon meets Cynthia, a powerful yet beautiful witch, and discovers more about herself, her burgeoning sexuality and the world above than she imagined possible.

 

THE CABOT GIRLS OF COVENTRY

by Geonn Cannon

$1.99 $8.99

The Cabot sisters have a close connection, both with each other and on the island they call home. All three have inherited their family’s magical abilities and use it to protect their island. But once their impenetrable bond was nearly shattered by a woman named Jessica Vaughn. She very nearly succeeded but, in the end, the sisters were able to overcome her manipulations and exiled her from the island once and for all. Or so they thought.
Jessica has come back, determined to stay, and she has big plans for the island.

 

HEREAFTER

by Marian Snowe

$1.99 $7.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Detective Samantha Easton has always considered herself a rational person, but when a near-death experience leaves her able to see spirits, she finds it hard to adapt. Worse still is that Sam’s being haunted by a beautiful woman who needs help solving the mystery of her death. Sam’s a talented detective, but she never planned on falling for her client… especially a dead one.

 

PARANORMAL

 

DEMONS SHEMONS

by K.B. Draper

$0.99 $3.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

During a summer vacay with the grandparents, Addison Jo Mattox (a.k.a. AJ, if you want to keep your front teeth), drunkenly stumbles into a sacred Native American Indian ritual and accidentally takes home an ancient hunter spirit. Fast forward, several years, AJ, the hunter spirit, whom she lovingly named Norm, and Danny, Norm’s rightful heir, wander the country fighting demons that escape from Hell to enjoy this world’s lavish all-you-can-eat soul buffet.

A national park in Mississippi is the next stop on their traveling shit show because someone or something (spoiler alert: it’s totally a demon) is killing residents of a nearby small town. But demons aren’t the only thing AJ and Danny have to contend with this go around. Throw in a self-righteous, holier-than-thou reverend, his dick-for-brains son, a not-so-sure-what-side-of-the-law-she’s-on sheriff and a super-sexy, do-jiggly-things-to-your-naughty-bits park ranger and well, AJ just might find herself in a battle that she’s not prepared for … love.

 

SPIRITS SMIRITS

by K.B. Draper

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AJ always knew there was more than a 50/50 chance that she would end up in hell—60/40, if the ultimate ticket taker was paying attention to the details that one night in Tulsa after a two-for-one tequila special got shared with a set of twin trapeze artists. But what she hadn’t considered and had absolutely not added to her bucket list was that she would visit ground evil zero while she was still alive and kicking (ass). But hey, what’s the worst that could happen …

 

 

SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE

 

TAIJIKU

by Elizabeth Andre

$0.99 $2.99

What is the greater challenge: giant sea monsters or falling in love?

Angela’s rocky past has led her to an alien underwater ship. Part of its maintenance crew, at the bottom rung of the status ladder, Angela doesn’t see much excitement forthcoming. But that was before encountering the fearsome Taijiku or meeting her lovely crew mate Stella.

 

FINDING HEKATE

by Kellie Doherty

$1.99 $6.50

Mia Foley is running away from the attack that changed her life. She’s captain of a new spaceship when the Acedians find her and try blasting her peaceful crew from the black. She must sever her bonds in order to run, again. But she’s grown fond of this crew, particularly Cassidy Gates. Staying with them will jeopardize their safety, and they have much closer fears than the Acedian hunters. Mia’s time is running out. She’s becoming one of them.

 

LOSING HOLD

by Kellie Doherty

$1.99 $6.50

In the sequel to Finding Hekate, after escaping Donavin’s grasp, Mia Foley and her crew crash on a prison planet and need to deal with its inhabitants, beast and criminals alike. Mia hears Donavin in her mind once again and knows the transformation into one of his drones isn’t far off. Trapped in her own body, lashing against Donavin each chance she gets, and fearful that she’ll lose it all, Mia has to rely on her crew—on Cassidy—to save her. But she’s not the only one transforming in her little group, and things never go as smoothly as they could out in the black.

 

SCIENCE FICTION

 

DOUBT THE STARS

by Emily Selleck

$0.99 $2.99

The king of D’marc is dead, and his daughter, Henley, is trying to pick up the pieces he left behind. Questioning the loyalties of her family and unwilling to involve the woman she loves, Henley is left with only the trust of her best friend and a fierce determination to uncover the truth—even if that truth stretches the very limits of her mind.

 

DYSTOPIAN

 

MEET YOU AT THE END OF THE WORLD

by Natasha West

$0.99 $2.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

In a ruthless world ravaged by a pandemic, an accident of fate draws loner Rachel and idealist Alice into a mission to find Alice’s lost brother. On a journey that will take them through a land full of dangerous people and hard choices, it will take everything they have to just to stay alive. But what else might there be to find in this worn-out world beyond simple survival? What about an old-fashioned thing called love? Are Alice and Rachel too wounded to know it when they see it? Or can it save the world…

 

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

 

THE FALL GIRL (The Miracle Girl: Book 2)

by T. B. Markinson

FREE $4.99 (Also in Kindle Unlimited)

The Fall Girl is the second installment in The Miracle Girl, a captivating series of lesbian romantic suspense novels. If you like pulse-pounding plots and exploring the darker side of social media, then you’ll love T.B. Markinson’s gripping story.

 

ARTEMIS GARDENS

by Jade Astor

$0.99 $1.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Fresh out of business college, 22-year-old Winifred Harper arrives at a large, mysterious, and possibly haunted estate in the Berkshires called Artemis Gardens. The owner, Sabine Amaranthos, seems receptive to indulging a deeper attraction. All too soon, however, mysterious events begin to plague them. Though Sabine tries to tell her that she is simply being irrational, Winifred can’t help feeling that she may be destined to die next.

 

MAGNETIC REVERIE (The Reverie: Book 1)

by Nico J. Genes

$0.99 $3.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

One Woman’s Struggle Between her Dreams and the Reality of Love After Newly Discovering her Sexuality.

Lana lives a perfect life in Washington DC with her husband, Greg. Right in the middle of a peaceful and simple life, she awakens from a dream that ironically reveals a new reality to her that questions the very essence of who she is. Enter Claire, a beautiful young woman who Lana is supposedly in a relationship with.

Meandering between Slovenia and Washington DC, sleeping and waking hours, this love story makes Lana evolve and grow.

 

REVERIE GIRL (The Reverie: Book 2)

by Nico J. Genes

$0.99 $3.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

The Sensual Journey of a Young Woman Falling Madly in Love with The Girl of her Dreams.

Claire is a young woman who only accepted her sexuality following an enlightening trip to India. Soon after, she falls head over heels in love with a gorgeous girl, Lana, a woman she meets only by pure chance during a captivating encounter between flights within Vienna’s Airport terminal. This love seemed far from being reciprocated and rather hopeless. Or was it?

Lana meets Claire whilst going from Slovenia on route to the US making plans for her perfect married life. This encounter reveals the essence of who she is within. She discovers a new side to herself. She becomes torn between two worlds and must decide. Whatever her decision, there will be consequences.

 

BISHOP’S RUN

by B. D. Gates

$1.99 $4.99

Bishop is usually good at getting out of trouble but this time it was more than she bargained for, and it almost killed her.

Tucked away for safety in a small town in Virginia by the Witness Protection Service, she is given a second chance at a new life. Her security detail is headed by Detective Tess Hayes, a by-the-book police officer with a history of her own. Coming from a big city, the rural town of Tenley provides Bishop the opportunity to reclaim the better aspects of her former life and introduces her to the people who help her start over.

Can Bishop run from her troubled past? How do you bury the truth and live the lie?

 

DOUBLE PLAY (Bishop’s Run Series: Book 2)

by B. D. Gates

$1.99 $4.99

Bishop has established a new life in Tenley via Witness Security, working for Dr. Biggs in her animal hospital and playing softball on the Tenley Pride. She’s in a steady relationship with Penny Harris, but she can’t let go of her memories of Tess Hayes.

Detective Tess Hayes left Tenley to take a position with the Fourteenth Precinct of the Richmond Police Department, and now she’s met a woman who reminds her of all she left behind–she reminds her of ‘home.’

What is ‘home’ though? Is it a place? A person? A feeling? And can you really go home again?

 

TIMING IS EVERYTHING

by Alison R. Solomon

$2.99 $6.99

Kat Ayalon will fight tooth and nail to find the driver who smashed into her friend Wynn then fled. She’ll also do whatever it takes to protect the new love of her life, Gordy, whose only goal is not to get on the wrong side of the law. After all, she’s always been better at taking care of others than of herself. But when the worlds of her friend and her lover collide, Kat is faced with the toughest choice of all: How can she help both Wynn and Gordy if supporting one means selling out the other?

 

SUSPENSE

 

DEVOTED

by Alison R. Solomon

$0.99 $5.99

Ashley Glynn knows there’s more to her sister’s untimely death than meets the eye. But as she investigates, Ashley is forced to confront the deep conflict within her own life between long-held religious beliefs and her sexuality.

 

 

THE WOMAN WHO PRETENDED TO LOVE MEN

by Anna Ferrara

$1.99 $7.99

In 1999, Hong Kong, Fleur repeatedly denies having feelings for Milla, daughter of a New York mob boss, because she has secrets—another identity and a job she can’t talk about. Trouble comes when Milla moves on, starts dating other women, and leaves Fleur all by herself, amidst feelings of loss and wanting…

 

MALADAPTATION

by Adan Ramie

$2.99 $6.99

A drug deal gone wrong. The murder of an old friend. A stolen ride turned kidnapping. Three women follow the same path on a map plotted by murder. Who will survive?

 

 

THRILLER

 

INSINUATIONS

by Barbara Winkes

$0.99 $3.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

When it rains, it pours:

Jordan and Ellie make tentative steps towards a new start in their relationship. At the same time, the hunt for an escaped felon puts pressure on every member of the department. Protecting a witness ends fatally for one of their own, and the case reveals disturbing details in Jordan’s family history. Their biggest challenges, professionally and personally, are yet to come.

 

MYSTERY / ROMANCE

 

OUT OF THE SHADOWS (A Detective Amy Sadler Mystery: Book 1)

by Michelle Arnold

$1.99 $3.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

A woman who has been missing for three months is found dead with over 200 tally marks carved into her skin. For Detective Amy Sadler, who is still recovering mentally from a past undercover operation gone wrong, the case is as unsettling as it is frustrating. As more bodies appear with the same tally marks, Amy’s only solace from the seemingly unsolvable case is the romance blooming between herself and forensic pathologist Dr. Lira Ward, a beautiful soul with a past even she doesn’t understand.

But that solace is shattered when the case collides with their personal lives in a way no one sees coming, and Amy is left wondering if she can salvage what they once had.

 

BELOVED WIFE (A Detective Amy Sadler Mystery: Book 2)

by Michelle Arnold

$1.99 $3.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Homicide detective Amy Sadler and her new wife, forensic pathologist Lira Ward, are enjoying marital bliss when they are hit with a gruesome new case: someone is killing couples and families, with most of their rage directed at the wives. While trying to solve the case, Amy begins receiving threats from someone within the police department who doesn’t seem happy about her marriage to Lira. Amy finds herself desperately trying to uncover who is out to destroy her marriage – because she doesn’t want to find out how far they’re willing to go.

 

WITH CHILD (A Detective Amy Sadler Mystery: Book 3)

by Michelle Arnold

$1.99 $3.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Homicide Detective Amy Sadler is overjoyed: her wife, forensic pathologist Lira Ward, is pregnant with their first child. Life couldn’t be better, although Amy soon finds that impending motherhood has made her a little more sensitive to cases involving children, such as the small girl found at the bottom of a pool.

An investigation into the child’s family and possibly not-so-accidental death leads Amy into the twisted world of an isolated country church with extreme ideas, a world of child abuse and subjugated women. Amy’s gut tells her there are sinister things happening beneath the church’s picture-perfect public image, but proving it is another matter.

Then a man shows up claiming to be Lira’s father, and everything Lira thought she knew about herself is turned on its head. Now as Amy struggles to prove her suspicions about the cult-like church before more children are hurt, she must also find a way to protect Lira from her own past.

 

MYSTERY

 

MYSTERIOUS MALICE

by K’Anne Meinel

$1.99

Meeting a mysterious woman in a bar, Deirdre’s life begins to change. Alice discovers the abuse that Deirdre has been experiencing at the hands of her handsome and powerful husband. But what can a petite woman such as Alice do to help her out of this bad situation? And what will she want in exchange for that help?

 

HORROR

 

DOGS OF WAR: AN UNDERDOGS NOVEL

by Geonn Cannon

$0.99 $6.99

Werewolf and private investigator Ariadne Willow and her human girlfriend Dale are caught in the middle of an ancient war between wolves and hunters, which has recently been reignited in Seattle. The hunters have developed a drug which brings out the feral side of any wolf who comes in contact with it, justifying their brutal methods. Separated and under seige, Ari and Dale have to work with both allies and enemies to ensure they survive the attack.

 

THE RUSTLE OF LEAVES

by Nat Burns

$2.99 $6.50 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

This horror novel by romance writer, Nat Burns, shows the darker side of a beloved author. Lacey has won the election to become sheriff of Queens Lot doesn’t mean that people will believe in her. She begins to see a pattern of deaths in her small town and has a gut feeling that the “natural” deaths are much more sinister. Without evidence and possible perpetrators, her hands are tied.

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE

 

ESCAPE TO PIRATE ISLAND

by Niamh Murphy

$0.99 $4.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Cat Meadows is a smuggler who’s built her reputation on the backs of unsuspecting souls. Lily Exquemelin has been left nothing by her father but his troubles and his treasure map. Forced to make a desperate escape, they each find themselves on a Trans-Atlantic adventure that will pit them against pirates, mutineers, lost treasure, and each other!

 

DEATH WAS TOO EASY

by Erin Wade

$2.99 $9.95

The court orders brilliant defense attorney Mandy Kincaid to handle the death penalty appeal of Lisa Mercer, a woman accused of killing her three small children. Mandy uncovers evidence that proves the woman is innocent. Mandy’s biggest problem is that Lisa insists that she did murder her children.

Femme fatale Jordon Kiser is the owner of the top private investigation firm in town. Sparks fly when Mandy hires her to uncover the truth about the deaths of the children.

 

ROMANTIC ACTION & ADVENTURE

 

THE SHARPS UNLEASHED

by Amy DeMeritt

$0.99 $3.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Robin Sharp is a police officer for her local precinct in a small town in the mountains, where a bill was recently passed to open up a huge portion of the mountain to commercial logging. As the town is overrun with out of towners, they bring a mess of problems for the police force. While trying to help keep the peace between the locals and the loggers, Robin is assigned a case to find a few missing big-rigs, which turns into a rapidly escalating threat of a major homegrown terrorism plot. Not knowing who else they can trust, Robin and her wife, Grace, must go into dangerous territory to gain more intel and scramble to prevent multiple catastrophes.

 

COP DRAMA

 

BOURBON CHASE (The San Francisco Mystery Series: Book 1)

by Alexi Venice

$0.99 $4.99

Triathlete Dr. Jen Dawson thinks she has her life figured out. Detective Tommy Vietti is loyal to the force, his Italian family and Jen. District Attorney Amanda Hawthorne prosecutes criminals rather than living off her trust fund. When their lives intersect, passion leads them in a surprising direction.

 

HISTORICAL FICTION

 

JULIANA (Julia Series: Book 1)

by Vanda

$0.99 $2.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

It’s 1941. Al (Alice) comes to New York City with her childhood friends to make it on the Broadway stage.
She meets Juliana, a glamorous nightclub singer and her life is changed forever.

 

PARIS, ADRIFT (Julia Series: Book 3)

by Vanda

$0.99 $4.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Paris-bound, 1955. Alice “Al” Huffman and Julian can’t wait to reach the City of Light. Before the SS United States hits land, a stranger approaches Al with a Broadway contract for Juliana. But the offer comes with a threat that can’t be ignored. And unless Al can find a way out, Juliana’s comeback could come crashing down before it even begins…

 

MISERERE

by Caren J. Werlinger

$0.99 $5.99

In 1968, with her father MIA in Vietnam, Conn’s family moves to her mother’s home where Conn is chosen as the one who must unravel the mystery surrounding her ancestor who disappeared soon after the Civil War. Set during two turbulent periods of American history, this book takes the reader on a journey through time as Conn tries to end the curse her family has lived with for a century.

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

MASK OF THE HIGHWAYWOMAN

by Niamh Murphy

$0.99 $3.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Evelyn Thackeray is the spirited daughter of a wealthy aristocrat. On a long journey across rough terrain to meet her future husband, her carriage is attacked by a gang of vicious outlaws. Bess is a Highwaywoman who lives life on the edge, teetering between the prospect of adventure and the promise of fast money. When the two come face to face their meeting starts a chain of events that threatens to undo them both. What begins as a light-hearted battle of wits soon becomes a desperate quest for survival.

 

ALICE & JEAN

by Lily Hammond

$0.99 $4.99

In 1946 two women fall hard for each other, but not everyone in their small town is willing to let them love in peace.

But Alice and Jean have discovered that each is what the other has always longed for, and now they’re going to find a way to be together, despite the obstacles.

 

VIOLET

by Lily Hammond

$0.99 $4.99

Knocked unconscious, Fran wakes to find herself a hundred years in the past. Stranded in this old world, she must come to terms with being the same person in a different time, and build a life she can accept.

But it’s 1916, she’s met Violet, and there’s one big question – could love be what life’s all about?

 

PIRATED LOVE

by K’Anne Meinel

$2.99 $7.99

Lady Claire Von Hagen was en route to the island of Baleniesia, in the Caribbean, to meet the man her father had dictated she would marry. Lord Von Hagen, Governor of Baleniesia, ruled his island and his daughter with an iron fist, and he had determined that marriage to the distasteful, but wealthy and titled, Sir Edmund Fitzhugh, would be most advantageous. Lady Claire was sailing to Baleniesia to submit to marriage when her ship was captured by pirates. Her abductor, a pirate Captain known as Black Betty, had other plans for Lady Claire.

Claire had never experienced love of any kind, and she had certainly never conceived of the things that went on between two women. Black Betty taught her things that surprised her, and the freedom she experiences with this woman, and their developing love, capture Claire’s heart. From the islands of the Caribbean to the shores of Canada, and on from there to the continent of Africa and the Orient… together they experience things both had only dreamt about.

Will they survive the dangers of the high seas and the first years of a relationship that neither expected to find?

 

WESTERN ROMANCE

 

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN LOVE & JUSTICE

by S.W. Andersen

$0.99 $0.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Sarah Sawyer has spent the last ten years reliving a nightmare. Stripped of her innocence at the tender age of thirteen, she’s grown into a woman with nothing to lose and one thing on her mind. Justice. With her horse, her guns and a plan, she takes to the trails of the old west in search of those who wronged her family.

Little does Sarah know, the woman, Jo, who graces her dreams has a past of her own and has spent the last year wishing for the return of the mysterious gunslinger who stole her heart. When Sarah’s path takes a disastrous turn, the pair reunite. Now the gunslinger has to decide if she will open herself up to love or let her thirst for vengeance lead her down a path of no return. Choosing between love and justice was never part of her plan.

 

VETTED

by K’Anne Meinel

$2.99 $7.99

Allyssa is a young college student living her life to please her upper-crust family who want her to take business courses, join her father’s business, and marry the “right” man. Allyssa loves animals and yearns to take courses that speak to her heart, but her family are deaf to her pleas and she is unable or unwilling to stand up to them.

Fiona is an older, more established woman; a veterinarian working towards the goal of starting her own large animal practice. When a young woman arrives on her doorstep one night carrying a dog she may have fatally injured with her car, Fiona is thrown for a loop.

Vetted—a life that neither woman anticipated, but each learns they want desperately.

Will their families, the fates, and rustlers finally bring these women to their knees? The only way they can survive is to stand strong together, but are they both ready to fight for what they want? Only time will tell…

 

YA ROMANCE

 

CRUSH

by SR Silcox

$0.99 $4.99

A rising popstar struggling with fame. A country girl trying to save her heritage. Sparks fly when their worlds collide, but can they overcome their doubts to discover what really matters?

 

ROMANCE / SPORTS

 

PERSONAL FOUL

by Lucy J. Madison

$2.99 $9.99

Kat Schaefer’s career is on autopilot. She’s an elite WNBA basketball official. She survived an extremely rocky childhood but still finds herself adrift in her personal life almost two years after her longtime girlfriend dumped her. Kat’s well-ordered world turns upside down when she meets a hotshot rookie named Julie Stevens who knocks her world off balance with her stellar play and captivating eyes. Despite Kat’s best defense, she falls hard for the young player, but she’s unable to open herself up to love again. Her solution is to retreat alone to the magnificent Provincetown beaches to heal old wounds and to figure out what the future holds for both of them.

 

ROMANCE / DRAMA

 

SINCERELY DANIELLA

by Eija Jimenez

$1.99 $5.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Rowark, Rhode Island wasn’t supposed to be the place where Corporal Taylor Phillips found home, but inside a little bungalow was a family she never thought she’d have. All she had to do was finish her service, and she’d get to go home to them. Daniella Melo, however, soon realizes that Taylor’s job isn’t all about fighting bad guys and protecting people as her daughter, Jackie, makes it out to be. With every letter they exchange and each hasty phone call, the distance between them grows strained. In the span of one night, both their worlds are turned upside down, and Daniella is left to pick up the pieces of her life. Without Taylor.

 

DEAR TAYLOR

by Eija Jimenez

$1.99 $5.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Taylor Phillips was working as a barista in NYC the day the twin towers came crashing down, powering her to enlist and fight the War on Terror. Daniella Melo, a Rhode Island American History teacher, challenges her class to write letters to soldiers fighting overseas. With one name left and a student short, Daniella takes it upon herself to write letters to Private Taylor Phillips stationed in Afghanistan. Over the next two years, the women exchange letters, sharing stories of their daily lives: Daniella trailing after her rambunctious daughter, Jackie, and dealing with overeager seniors planning prom while Taylor trudges through sand and dirt, driving her humvee in cold deserts. Their friendship continues to grow until it becomes something so much more than either women expect.

 

 

LITERARY FICTION

 

TESTED: SEX, LOVE, FRIENDSHIP IN THE SHADOW OF HIV

by Elizabeth Andre

$0.99 $4.99

The year is 1993 and those in the gay community are dying of AIDS, caring for people with AIDS, infected with HIV or terrified of catching the virus. Edwin, Julio, Anastasia, and Jennifer are four friends who spend a Saturday getting an HIV test at one of Chicago’s public health clinics, and their blood, along with their hearts and spirits, are tested in ways they can’t even imagine.


Okay, I know I just threw a lot of names, prices, and links at you. Take a deep breath, and scroll back up to see which of the above titles you need to add to your library. I don’t want you to miss out on getting all these fab books before the sale ends on September 14th.

Act fast!

Time is running out.

Happy reading

TB

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New Lesfic Goodies: Sept. 4th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

NEW BOOKS

 

PAPER LOVE
by Jae

Contemporary Romance

Susanne isn’t thrilled when she’s sent to save her uncle’s stationery store from bankruptcy. Paper Love’s employee Anja instantly dislikes the digital-loving snob who’s her fill-in boss.

But thanks to a meddling cat, a stationery road trip, and an armada of origami boats, Susanne discovers how sexy pens, notebooks, and certain stubborn employees can be.

 

SUNSCREEN & COCONUTS
by Eliza Lentzski

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Midwest-transplant, Mercy Lewis, has always been responsible. Cautious. Careful. She wore sunscreen to the beach. A lifejacket on a boat. She crossed the street at crosswalks. She enjoyed life in moderation, and she didn’t indulge. So why is she having such a hard time remembering that on vacation when she meets a beautiful expatriate on a tropical island?

 

WAIT FOR ME
by Susan X Meagher

Romance

Molly Bradley has had a hell of a bad year, but she’s doing everything possible to keep herself from going off the rails.

When she joins a new book club, she finds herself using every spare minute to plow through the difficult titles the hyper-competitive members choose.

The schedule is so tough she would have quit after the first meeting. But spending a little time with Alexa Fox, the host for that night’s meeting, convinced her that whipping through a book a week was a small price to pay for the pleasure of her company.

Now all she has to do is remind herself that their growing friendship has to remain just that—a hurdle that proves to be her toughest yet.

 

DATELESS
by Gemma Bloom

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Contemporary Romance

Tired of her role as the single lesbian sister, Marissa dreads going to another family wedding dateless. In between managing her booming writing career, and fighting with her obnoxious musician neighbor, she stalks her dating apps, trying not to get discouraged. Maybe she won’t find Mrs. Right, but even Ms. Right Now would do.

When her friend sets her up on a blind date with the feuding neighbor, Zenith, the two start a tumultuous relationship neither can quite explain. After more dating disasters, Zen makes a deal with Marissa – three set-ups and if nothing pans out, Zen will be her date to the wedding.

It’s clear there are sparks between Marissa and Zen, but are they from hate…or something else?

 

COACH Z
by Q. Kelly

Romance

Melissa MacKenzie, a basketball star in high school, never wanted to play college ball. The daughter of a legendary women’s coach, she has played since she was in diapers. Basketball was always a chore for Melissa, and she never developed the passion and skills necessary to garner much Division I attention. She hoped that by attending college across the country, she could get a break from basketball and carve out her own place in the world.

Parental interference conspired, and Melissa ended up playing for the Richmond College Ravens, riding the bench for four years.

As Melissa’s last NCAA tournament approaches, she wonders if she wasted the past few years by not giving her all. However, a series of unfortunate events means that Melissa has no more time to dwell on these woes—because she’s being pressed into service. Now she’s a starter, and all eyes are on her and the Ravens’ head coach, Andi Zappa.

Andi is fighting her own demons, and Richmond College is letting her go after the season ends. The two women work together to ensure that the Ravens don’t embarrass themselves too much on the national stage, and they find themselves playing with matters of the heart as well as matters of basketball as the national championship looms.

Will these human frailties doom them or make them stronger?

 

SUNSPLASH
by Jessica Pots

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance Novella

Two soulmates.

One great big happy cruise.

Do you believe in fate?

 

DAL SEGNO
by Jax Meyer 

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Cam, a former Marine, has taken a sabbatical from her current job to rediscover her love of music and has now gone back to college to brush up her drumming skills. Here she bumps into her old music teacher from high school, Laura and soon a friendship forms. United by their love of music and the beautiful Colorado scenery around them, an attraction soon builds but neither knows how to react. Will their growing love for each other be enough for Cam to accept her second chance at happiness or will she continue to be tortured by the tragedy buried in her past?

 

THE SOUND OF SILENCE
by Lou J. Bard

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Indiana Reynolds is the newest Intern Social Worker at Plantation House for the Disabled. Among her charges is the young and elusive Alice Jameson.

Alice Jameson has been silent for the last fifteen years of her life and doesn’t have any plans to open up about her past or her traumatic life anytime soon, especially not to someone as beautiful and perfect as Indiana Reynolds who manages to get the shy Alice to start experiencing what life could be like outside of the sound of silence.

Warning: Graphic violence mentioned but not explicit.  

 

The Fae Souls Books 1-3
by Cailee Francis

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Fantasy Romance

When I arrived at Prince Eldran’s estate, I had no memory of who I was or how I’d gotten there, but everything was prepared and waiting for me as though I’d been expected. As I struggled to piece together my past, I met Sorcha, whose memories were as fragmented as mine. We quickly became friends and our connection developed into one that I could only describe as magical. During the Prince’s glittering masquerade ball, I realised that I loved her deeply and I wanted to discover what it meant to share my life with her. Our love blossomed like the beautiful gardens that surrounded the estate, but something dark was brewing in the realm beyond the mansion.

 

THE SAGITTARIUS
The Arrow of Artemis Series: Book 3
by K. Aten

Historical Fiction

Kyri has known her share of loss in the two decades that she has been alive. She never expected to find herself a slave in roman lands, nor did she think she had the heart to become a gladiatrix. But with her soul shattered she must fight to see her way back home again. Will she win her freedom and return to all that she has known, or will she become another kind of slave to the killer that has taken over her mind? The only thing that is certain through it all is her love and devotion to Queen Orianna.

 

NAOMI’S SOUL
Karst Series: Book 2
Renee MacKenzie

Adventure / Romance

Warrior Naomi Adams is on a routine mission for the Peace Movement when tragedy strikes her contingent. She will need to dig deep to find the strength to move past the devastating earthquake that has split up her party.

Camryn Brodie has a secret. All she has to do is make it to McNally and she can finally quit hiding the truth from her family and travel companions—and get away from that arrogant, womanizing Naomi.

Isolated from their people, Naomi and Camryn are forced to work together to get free from the belly of an unstable mountain. Can they work past their differences to survive against nature and the feral Merrick clan?

This second book in the Karst Series picks up the Peace Movement where Kai’s Heart left off. Everyone is still struggling to find the balance between reconciliation and guarding. Control must remain in the hands of those working diligently for peace in the war and disease ravaged New America.

 

EASY NEVADA AND THE PYRAMID’S CURSE
by Georgette Kaplan

Action & Adventure

Easy Nevada is a fortune hunter with an eye on a pyramid buried for two thousand years. She’ll do anything to get her hands on its untold riches, if she can just get past the deadly traps that protect them.

Candice Cushing is an archaeologist born in Sudan and raised in Britain, who is drawn toward the mysterious pyramid that she sees as a piece of her heritage.

Farouq Al-Jabbar doesn’t see it as either history or treasure. The zealot has come to destroy anything that smells of blasphemy, and anyone who gets in his way.

In this wild adventure, as the stakes ratchet up amid the burning, shifting sands, the women fighting for their lives start to wonder if they’re really so different after all…and if that cursed pyramid has been buried for a reason.

 

DESCENT
Fixit Adventures: Book 4
by Erik Schubach

Scifi

This short novella follows Fixit, a worker on the surface of Tau Ceti Prime in another adventure.

As Prime comes out of its perihelion orbit at the end of the pass, a new peril raises its head and only Fixit, Vega, is in any position to save the star system from calamity.

Vega and Glitch must put all of their knowledge, skills, and creativity to the test to go off world to save Vashon and the population of the floating cities of Prime from certain death.

Familiar friends and new enemies abound as Fixit races against time in the harshest environment she has ever faced… space!

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

A WOMAN IGNORED
A Woman Lost: Book 2
by T. B. Markinson
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

Historian Lizzie Petrie remains nothing more than a lesbian in her bitter mother’s eyes. The suppressed hurt of that superficial assessment means she still catches herself off guard when thinking of Sarah as her wife. The couple has endured the fallout of Lizzie’s insecurities and set-up house in Fort Collins, Colorado. Now their relationship is about to be tested again.

When her wife announces she wants to have a baby, Lizzie panics. A baby? The thought of sucking an egg from her ovary and implanting the resulting embryo into Sarah’s womb terrifies her. Lizzie constantly worries if she’ll make a good mother.

Just when she starts to make peace with the idea, Lizzie’s estranged family enters her life again. The news is anything but good, and she finds herself wondering how to make amends with her aloof mother, stranger of a father, and self-centered brother.

Deep down, Lizzie is more loving and caring than she ever gives herself credit. Sometimes it takes a tragedy to open a woman’s eyes to her full potential. But at what price?

 

PASSIONATE RIVALS
by Radclyffe
narrated by Lori Prince

Onetime lovers, unexpected rivals…

Emmett McCabe never expected to see Sydney Stevens—a woman with whom she’d shared a brief, incendiary connection before it all went up in flames—again. Luckily, ascending the cutthroat ladder of a high-pressure surgery residency to reach the top spot makes it easy to ignore what’s missing in her life. Then Sydney reappears after nearly five years. Emmett is barely over her shock when she discovers Sydney is her new competition for the coveted chief’s position everyone, including Emmett, expects will be hers.

Professional rivalry and long-simmering passions create a combustible combination when the two are forced to work together, especially when past attractions won’t stay buried.

 


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