New Lesfic Goodies: December 10th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

BIG GIRL PILL

by KD Williamson

Maya Davis is done with hiding. It’s left her empty and out of touch with her family. Now, she is a young woman on a mission: to get rid of residual feelings for her former best friend, Nina Sterling.

Nina admits she is a work in progress. She’s torn between what others want her to be and who she suspects she really is. With Maya’s return to be a bridesmaid at Nina’s wedding, and with hilarious interference from her cousin, Rachel, the seeds of rebellion are finally sown.

 

HERS TO LOVE

by Chloe Peterson

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When her best friend’s girlfriend asks her to help plan a surprise three-year anniversary party, event planner Amy Clark is flung into emotional turmoil.

For years, she’s hidden her secret crush, going as far as avoiding the happy couple whenever possible. But Danielle’s blue eyes and dimpled smile, are hard to resist.

Now, Amy finds herself spending extra time with a woman she can’t have, forced to hide her feelings or she’ll ruin not one, but two longstanding relationships.

 

SARA’S CHOICE
The Yukon Series: Book 2

by Patty Schramm

Sara Hyatt knows what it is to be in love. She’s been there, done that twice in her life. The second time she was sure would be the last. She’d found the woman that owned her heart; except that woman chose to stomp on it instead.

Now Sara’s single again and attracting interest. Problem is, neither woman is Terry.

Terry Alexander moved herself and her daughter to Whitehorse, Canada to live with her mom, after realizing she couldn’t continue on her own in Quebec. She never expected she’d ever date again, much less fall in love. She never expected to meet Sara Hyatt. When she did, she fell hard. Until she was forced to break up with her. Now she sees her on every street corner and she aches to talk to her. But Sara isn’t exactly inviting her over for coffee.

Can she find a way to convince Sara that she still loves her and they should be together, or end up spending the rest of her life alone.

Ultimately, it’s Sara’s choice. Will she choose her true love? Or will she settle for the love of someone else?

 

PEPPERMINT KISS

by Marian Snowe

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Doesn’t everyone deserve a second chance?

Poinsettia Collins hates Christmas. Tia’s lived with that awful name for her whole life, so it was just her luck that her college girlfriend would cheat on her on Christmas Eve. Twenty years later, when Tia unexpectedly inherits a distant relative’s Christmas tree farm, she thinks fate couldn’t be laughing any harder…

Then the woman who broke her heart shows up on the farm’s doorstep with a half-frozen kitten and nowhere to go for the holidays.

Meg Bartlett’s world fell apart when her girlfriend wrongfully accused her of being unfaithful. When she comes home for Christmas after a long time away, Tia is the last person she expects to see, but maybe now she’ll get the chance to set the record straight. That is, if Tia will finally believe her. And if Tia does…how can she possibly ever win Meg back?

 

A TOUCH OF CHRISTMAS MAGIC

by Cailee Francis

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Emily Williams has always felt driven to follow her dreams. Her art studies took her across the country, but she can’t forget the girl she left behind. When she learns that Danica has been in a devastating car accident, she’s glad to be returning home for Christmas. She has to see Danica again.

Danica Swanson has tried to move on since Emily left but with limited success. The town of Myrton hasn’t offered many dating prospects, but she found a job as a barista that made her happy. That was until the crash put her life in jeopardy and left her with little choice but to give up her job.

Danica still misses Emily, but she has a lot to deal with as she recovers from her injuries. Meanwhile, Emily wants to give her dream of a relationship with Danica another chance. Can they find a way to rekindle their flame or have they lost each other for good?

 

WANTED FOR CHRISTMAS

by JM Dragon

Belle Farrow knew what she wanted for Christmas‒work. Except she had little to offer but a minor degree in cookery and household management, certainly not enough for a decent chef or housekeeper position. Then she saw an advert in the local newspaper.

Wanted: Housekeeper/cook/nanny for the period of Christmas until the New Year.

Could this be her savior for a short time, even if children didn’t exactly come under her expertise. How hard could it be for a few weeks?

Danny Reed, is desperate, taking out an ad to find someone who can provide skills she hasn’t…cooking being the main one. Her aim, ensuring she keeps custody of her two nephews and niece. Helping her to provide evidence all is well for the grandparents visit Christmas day. There must be someone out there that would fit the bill for a few weeks.

This is Christmas. Perhaps Santa reads the ad column too and pushes a little spirit of the season and romance into the request.

 

CONTEMPORARY

ROMANCE

 

HOT ICE

by Aurora Rey, Erin Zak, & Elle Spencer

Can falling in love melt the hearts of the iciest ice queens? Join Aurora Rey, Elle Spencer, and Erin Zak to find out!

In Ice on Wheels by Aurora Rey, all’s fair in love and roller derby. That’s Riley Fauchet’s motto, until a new job lands her at the same company—and on the same team—as her rival Brooke Landry, the frosty jammer for the Big Easy Bruisers.

In Private Equity by Elle Spencer, Cassidy Bennett spends an unexpected evening at a lesbian nightclub with her notoriously reserved and demanding boss, successful venture capitalist Julia Whitmore. After seeing a different side of Julia, Cassidy can’t seem to shake her desire to know more.

In Closed-Door Policy by Erin Zak, going back to college is never easy, but Caroline Stevens is prepared to work hard and change her life for the better. What she’s not prepared for is Dr. Atlanta Morris, her new professor whose tough demeanor is no match for Caroline’s burgeoning confidence.

 

TINSEL

by Kris Bryant

Breaking up is hard to do, but three weeks before Christmas it’s even more painful. Jessica Raymond isn’t in love with her ex-girlfriend anymore; she just hates to emotionally limp through the holidays. When a cute gray kitten shows up on her doorstep, Jessica panics. She doesn’t have time for a pet. Finding sexy Veterinarian Dr. Taylor Mitchell intriguing isn’t part of the plan either, but both manage to turn her world upside down.

Taylor Mitchell isn’t going to let a beautiful woman with a bad attitude bring her down. It’s the holidays and she’s determined to show some much-needed Christmas spirit and help a lonely cat find a good home.

A few kitten-induced mishaps bring them closer and sharing the same space suddenly isn’t so bad. Chatting is actually pretty nice. Did this sweet kitten show up to help them find each other? Or is the holiday spirit to blame for their special connection?

 

SOMEONE TO LOVE

by Jenny Frame

Davina Trent lives for work. She spends her days at her prestigious family law firm, ending her clients’ marriages in divorce court and negotiating their hefty payoffs. Marriage is destined to fail, and family can’t be trusted. But when Trent’s cousin dies unexpectedly, Trent is the only relative left to care for his two small children. She needs a nanny fast.

All Wendy Darling ever wanted was a family. When her fiancée left her and cleared out her bank account, she didn’t think her heart would ever mend. After years abroad as a nanny, she returns to Britain to finish her degree and finally get her life back on track.

Wendy falls in love with the children, but her heart aches at the distance between Trent and the kids. Wendy’s determined to show Trent how fulfilling family life can be, and soon love begins to blossom. But will Trent have the courage to embrace her desire for Wendy and her unexpected family?

 

LINE OF DUTY
A Fairview Station Novel: Book 3

by VK Powell

What happens when a police officer’s fight for justice conflicts with an ER doctor’s commitment to patient care?

Police officer Finley Masters wants to interview an injured suspect and make an arrest so she can move on to the next case. As long as she keeps closing cases she can hide the pain of caring for her alcoholic father. Dr. Dylan Carlyle dedicates herself to healing the sick and looking after her family. She doesn’t have time for dating, especially not a reckless cop who thinks she’s God’s gift to women. When Finley Masters strolls into the emergency room making demands, Dylan protects her turf and her heart.

A tragic incident brings them together, but their feelings keep them coming back.

 

WHERE WE ARE

by Annie McDonald

Cassidy (Sid) Harris is an uncompromising art gallery curator, blindsided and thrust into the midst of a career-ending deal involving a powerful celebrity art collector. Making matters worse, when called back to her family’s ranch to help end a mysterious series of cattle thefts, she’s faced with memories she thought she’d left behind long ago.

Mia Jarvis, a herding dog trainer who has set up camp adjacent to Sid’s family ranch, is emerging after years from the desolate fog of grief. Mia and her canine companions can’t seem to stop running afoul of the decidedly prickly rancher.

Where We Are is a sensual account of two women who discover a way to walk on the same path together and—with the help of an Indigenous tale, a Canadian art movement, and the mysterious appearance of dimes—also discover the gift of staying in one spot, in time, in space, and in love.

 

ONE SMALL STEP

by MA Binfield

Where love is concerned, the smallest steps are often the hardest to take—especially when you’ve guarded your heart as carefully as Iris Miller has. Still bruised from a relationship that crashed and burned, and all the meaningless hookups that followed, Iris has given up on love and buttoned her feelings up tight.

But when Cameron Hansen joins Iris’s law firm and her soccer team, and even starts hanging out in her favorite bookstore, everything gets turned upside down. Beautiful, open, and forward, Cam is impossible to ignore, and Iris is surprised to find herself intrigued. Cam’s straight, happily engaged, and simply looking for a friend—or so it seems.

London’s bitterly cold winter makes winning their soccer championship almost as difficult as keeping their feelings in check, being honest with each other, and trying not to fall in love. Iris and Cam are about to discover the meaning of taking chances and following your heart, even if it means getting hurt.

 

LONDON UNDONE

by Nan Higgins

London Craft has exactly the life she wants. She’s a successful artist with a hot line of edgy clothing and merchandise she sells from her boutique, Hell in a Handbasket. Along with her incredible chosen family, she’s in a loving relationship with Reggie, her girlfriend of six years.

When Reggie blindsides London with a public marriage proposal, London freezes. She’s never wanted anything traditional, let alone marriage. When Reggie leaves her, she thinks things can’t possibly get worse, until she receives the call that her estranged mother has died. Suddenly, she’s catapulted into contact with the family she hasn’t seen in nearly twenty years.

After her mother’s funeral, London discovers a letter she wrote to her future self as part of a school project when she was ten years old. Face-to-face with her childhood ideals and the drastically different life she’s built, London must find her way to the future—and love—she truly wants.

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

KITTY-KAT’S HOLIDAY

by Les Mood

Available in Kindle Unlimited

This is the story of Nan and Kat’s Winter Holiday trip Sappho’s Island Resort, a Caribbean retreat exclusively for women who love women. Clothing is optional, which suits the exhibitionist Nan perfectly. On the way to the resort they are welcomed into Mile-High Club. At the resort they spend five nights making love under the stars, and six days enjoying themselves with other couples.

 

EROTICA

 

THE GOOD GIRL

by Madeleine Taylor

Available in Kindle Unlimited

I’m a good girl. I work hard, look like your average girl, do everything in moderation, and I certainly don’t make a habit of going into strangers’ hotel rooms dressed in sexy lingerie and killer heels. That is, until I meet her.

When a mysterious woman buys me a drink at a hotel bar in New York, I never expect her to impact my life the way she does. From the moment she lays eyes on me there’s little point fighting my desires because she seems to know them better than I do…

 

DATE NIGHT

by Raven Sky

Quinn, a stylish artsy photographer, and Riley, a passionate redheaded veterinarian, are celebrating their one-year anniversary. Such an important milestone is bound to result in some extraordinary sexual adventures, but precisely how extraordinary is up to you.

Quinn and Riley start off their date night in a sensually stimulating dine-in-the-dark restaurant. One of the women will make a bold suggestion. Will Quinn suggest that Riley wear a remote-controlled vibrator while they sing karaoke at a piano bar? Or will Riley suggest that they check out the women-only night at a local sex club?

From there, the intimate escapades just get more intriguing, as you, the reader, get to choose how these two show their desire for each other on their special night. Whether you prefer your sex scenes to be sweet, steamy, or intense, you can try it all, knowing that whichever path you choose, the erotic adventure is certain to be hot, loving, upbeat, and sometimes even humorous.

 

Tell-Tale Hearts

by H.A. Blackwood

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Darcy Ford is coming off an ill-advised relationship that ended in disaster. When she’s at her lowest point, she meets a new friend who takes her back ten years to a night of wild passion. A night when she met-and lost-someone who opened new worlds to her. A night where her heart was stolen. A night which was the start of this most recent disastrous affair.

Only by re-telling these tales can she find her way back to her lost love and the return of her heart.

 

THE BARTENDER’S PRIDE
Pride Trilogy: Book 1

by TJ Dallas

This erotica novel follows Lara as she moves to a new city and comes to terms with her desire for another woman; a seductive bartender with a supernatural secret. When Lara lands a job in an LGBT nightclub and meets the club’s owner, Harry, she’s full of inappropriate thoughts, but there’s one problem; she’s not gay. What she doesn’t know, is that the Cardinal is run by seven women… Who just so happen to be the Seven Deadly Sins! Follow Lara’s journey to become proud of who she is, and find out what happens when Lust falls in love, Gluttony falls pregnant, and Envy gets, well… jealous! of everyone else getting intimate with Pride. 

18+, mature content, 1x brief M/F

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE 

ROMANCE

 

UNCHARTED

by Robyn Nyx

Rayne Marcellus knows what people want, and she’s damn good at getting it. Antiquities is her game, and she’s the best there is, moving in the shadows even as she trades in the light. When an ambitious criminal approaches her to take on a deadlier game than even she’s willing to play, she knows she has to stop him. But she’ll need help…

After a previous betrayal, Chase Stinsen doesn’t want anything to do with Rayne. Chase believes archaeology is a tool to understand the past in an effort to help the future and has no use for profiting from the finds of history. But when Rayne proposes they track the legendary Golden Trinity, with the added benefit of helping indigenous tribes, she’s hooked.

Danger lurks around every corner, and their defenses crumble as they have to depend on one another to survive. If Chase can finally trust Rayne again, she might just end up with more than the gold.

 

UNCOVERED

by Mildred Gail Digby

Lindsay Ryan spends her days hidden in the basement of a medical university’s archives and her nights online as a pro mah-jong player. She is invisible, anonymous and most of all, safe.

Dr. Gwen Mukherjee invades Lindsay’s sanctuary with coffee dates and conspiracy theories—both of which wreak havoc on Lindsay’s solitary existence. Inexorably attracted to the odd but charismatic doctor, Lindsay can’t keep her distance from Gwen. Neither does she want to.

When Gwen discovers a horrible truth about the town they live in, the unscrupulous company responsible will do anything to keep their secrets safe. And that includes setting Lindsay up as a wanted fugitive to use her as bait to trap Gwen.

 

OUTBACK ESCAPE
A Woman Down Under: Book 6

by K’Anne Meinel

Abigail is hiding from her father and her late husband’s solicitors. She takes her young daughter and escapes to the London property belonging to the late earl. After learning a few things about her past and the parts certain people played in them, she begins to grow up. She becomes more confident in her role as the Countess of Worthington, something she hadn’t been able to do during her marriage.

Will her father ever cease his efforts to get his hands on her inheritance? If not, she is prepared to leave England and flee to the last place on Earth he would expect to find her!

 

FOREVER CHANCE
Five Points: Book 2

by CJ Murphy

Balancing a professional life and a personal life is always difficult. When you’re the Sheriff of a county that brings in a million tourists like Chance Fitzsimmons is, you stand as the thin blue line between order and anarchy twenty-four hours a day, three hundred sixty-five days a year. Trying to plan a Christmas wedding to begin a decade’s long-delayed life with her fiancée, Jax St. Claire, can throw things out of balance. If that’s not enough, an influx of opioids causing multiple overdoses at a county festival followed by a mass casualty incident at a popular ski resort threaten to push the county emergency service resources to their breaking point. Chance’s dedication stresses her conviction to the five principles she lives by like a rescue rope loaded to its safety limit. Jax’s life isn’t exactly calm either at the Three River’s Animal Clinic, where a sinister visitor introduces unwelcomed sexual advances that cause waves of intimidation and harassment to her and her staff. The resolution that comes crashing down will close a critical link in the chain of a high-profile investigation, putting lives and a vow yet to be made, at risk. Both women are dedicated to finding that balance, and their “Forever Chance” is but a promise away if only they can survive to trudge the snow to say ‘I do.’

 

SUPERHERO ROMANCE

 

ELLY’S TALES
Elly’s Tales: Book 2

by Scott Kujawa

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What would you do to find the person who doesn’t want to be found?

Elly is the lone superhero of Ellyville. She gained her superhero abilities after she agreed to be a test subject to a group of scientists who sought a test subject for the new radioactive element they’ve created in one of their laboratories. After the events where Rylee captured her, Elly followed the woman she loves from one safe house to another. Having found the latest safe house, Elly prepares to confront Rylee about how she feels towards her. Before this happens, a stranger attacks Elly. Facing new threats isn’t anything new to the superhero, but this assassin sent to kill her leads Elly towards a path she didn’t plan.

E.V. E., or Evie, is the artificial intelligence the scientists created to handle everything within the apartment they designed for Ellison to give her everything she needed to help her protect the town from the criminals and villains who cause chaos each time they broke the laws. Evie faces new challenges once she gained the android body she desires. Being able to walk among the citizens of Ellyville takes getting used to.

Rylee is an arch-villain of Ellyville. She’s cured Skylar from the disease ravening her younger sister. Now she’s on the run with her sister, fleeing from one safe house to another before Elly finds them. If Rylee wants to continue her relationship with Elly, she needs to confront the superhero about how she loves Elly.

Kasumi is the assassin hired to kill the superhero of Ellyville. Upon meeting Elly in combat, the assassin realizes her goal isn’t as easy as she planned. Learning more about how to kill the superhero of Ellyville will take all the skill Kasumi learned throughout the years she’s assassinated people.

 

HORROR

 

ERITIS MEA

by Anna Ferrara

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What would you do if you were raised Christian and also head over heels in love with someone of the same sex? In this horror story laden with multiple endings, supernatural events and many surprises, the fate of our protagonists will depend on the choices you make on their behalf.

How will you behave when life pushes you beyond the boundaries of what you and your religion know to be possible, or true? Would you put your trust in faith or love when that happens? Would you be able to survive?

 

SALE ALERT!

 

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

by Clare Lydon

$0.99 $7.99 

This Christmas, Tori Hammond is on a mission to find love.

Her ideal present under the tree would be a shiny new girlfriend, so Tori gives herself one month to find that special lady by December 25th. Christmas spells romance and she’s going to grab some.

Love Christmas? Love romantic comedies? Then you need to read All I Want For Christmas and prepare to be swept off your festive feet!

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

HIDDEN TRUTHS

by Jae
narrated by Hayden Bishop

“Luke” Hamilton has been living as a husband and father for the past 17 years. No one but her wife, Nora, knows she is not the man she appears to be. They have raised their daughters to become honest and hard-working young women, but even with their loving foundation, Amy and Nattie are hiding their own secrets.

Just as Luke sets out on a dangerous trip to Fort Boise, a newcomer arrives on the ranch – Rika Aaldenberg, who traveled to Oregon as a mail-order bride, hiding that she’s not the woman in the letters.

When hidden truths are revealed, will their lives and their family fall apart or will love keep them together?

 

THE TROPHY WIVES CLUB

by Ali Spooner
narrated by Desarae Holland

An elite businesswoman decides it’s time to stack the deck in favor of the fairer sex, and once she sets her mind to something, it’s as good as done. She offers under-appreciated professional women an opportunity of a lifetime with the proposal to work at an exclusive fitness club.

On the outskirts of Atlanta, lives of these women working at the elite club change. Friendships take shape, romance blooms, and the members get the workout of their lives.

 

FREEING HER
Irresistibly Bound: Book 4

by Anna Stone
narrated by Lexy Rebe

Faith is thrilled to land a job as a nanny for a wealthy, recently divorced mother of two. The pay is great, and the kids are angels. The only problem is their mother, Eve. She’s uptight, controlling, and impossible to please. The worst part? Faith can’t stop thinking about her.

When Faith discovers a side to her new boss that she never expected, it becomes clear that behind Eve’s strict facade is a passionate woman bursting to break free and make Faith hers. Faith knows all too well what it’s like to keep part of herself hidden. And she finds Eve and the sweet surrender she demands irresistible.

But as they confront their long-suppressed desires, Eve and Faith must keep everything between them secret or they risk losing everything. Eve is locked in a custody battle with her ex-husband, and he isn’t afraid to play dirty. As the stakes rise and fear threatens to drive them apart, will Faith and Eve find the strength to stand together?

 

AS LONG AS LOVE LASTS

by Jea Hawkins
narrated by Lori Prince

2018 – She doesn’t know if a marriage is worth fighting for.

Peyton Kennedy quantifies everything in terms of numbers and risk. She looks at a problem and solves it, leaving no piece of the puzzle out. When her young, too-whimsical wife inherits a derelict farmhouse from a distant aunt, Peyton can only see the bottom line. Too much work. Too much money. Time. Energy. Definitely not worth saving.

But her wife knows how to get her way, and Peyton finds herself roped into renovations. This…this may be the straw that breaks her marriage’s back, and Peyton’s worried about how worried that makes her. That is, until a 70-year-old bundle of letters and a time-worn diary fall on her head.

Before she knows it, Peyton is drawn into the story of her wife’s great aunt, Marty, a woman who dared defy social conventions for the love of another woman.

1939 – She doesn’t know what love is.

Marty Bell thinks life will fall neatly into place. Her mother has expectations: a husband, wealthy enough to give Marty security for the rest of her days. When she meets a beautiful circus worker who shovels dung and pounds stakes for a living, it’s the first time Marty sees that she can stray from the path.

Soon, her life is dictated by not just her mother, but the upheaval of war and the one thing she never expected to find: love. And Marty will risk anything and everything to hold onto it.

Contemporary and historical lesbian romance intertwine in this emotional tale of a diary, an elephant, and four women who know that few things matter more than finding someone who loves them just the way they are.

 

TRAINING GROUND
Girls of Summer: Book 1

by Kate Christie
narrated by Britney Gil

Sometimes a chance meeting can change everything.

At 15, Jamie Maxwell’s main goals in life are to make the United States youth national soccer pool, move past the Incident-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named, and maybe – someday – kiss a girl. When she meets Emma Blakeley at a tournament in Southern California, something about the older girl draws her in. And it isn’t that she expects to ever get the chance to kiss Emma. Really.

When Jamie invites her to sneak out on the last night of Surf Cup, Emma doesn’t go because she likes Jamie’s smile. She goes because, as the daughter of a surgeon and a nurse, she has a genetic predisposition to try to heal people. And Jamie, she can tell, is wounded.

Neither girl suspects that this first last night together will form the basis of a bond that will last across years and miles, from SoCal soccer fields and New York hotels to Portuguese beaches and the streets of Vancouver. But that’s how most friendships begin, isn’t it? With a smile and a nod and the courage to ask, “Do you maybe, possibly, want to come with me”?

 

THURSDAY AFTERNOONS

by Tracey Richardson
narrated by Abby Craden

Thursdays aren’t simply another day of the week for Amy Spencer and Ellis Hall. Thursday afternoons sizzle with no-strings sex for the two women, who meet each week in a hotel room to forget their past – and their present.

The arrangement works perfectly for Amy, a busy surgeon who’s still smarting from a failed relationship. For Ellis, Thursday afternoons act as a pressure valve from her cutthroat job and the mistakes in her personal life she’s trying to rectify.

But soon the pair discover that their outside worlds are on a collision course with the carefully constructed world they’ve created on Thursday afternoons.

What will happen when they discover the truth about each other?

Will their weekly assignations come to a screeching halt, or will they turn into something much, much more?

 

THE WRONG MCELROY

by KL Hughes
narrated by Nicole Blessing

An amusing, charming lesbian romance about finding unexpected love inside family expectations.

When Fiona Ng’s best friend, Michael, needs a pretend girlfriend to bring home for Christmas in Arkansas, Fiona girds her loins and steps up. Besides, how hard could one festive family weekend be, anyway? That’s before she meets the boisterous McElroy clan, with accents as thick as a homemade pie crust, and an endless supply of competitive siblings, including Lizzie, Michael’s beautiful younger sister.

Lizzie seems to be everywhere, with her intoxicating scent, wandering hands, lingering gaze, and that bright, echoing laugh. The more time Fiona spends in her orbit, she wonders how she can even concentrate let alone pull off a convincing fake relationship.

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

 

 

LESFIC AUTHOR NEWS

IHL is organizing a mega sale scheduled Dec. 26th through Dec. 30th. To get your book(s) involved in the sale, click on the image for the details. Deadline to enter is Dec. 13th. 

 

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The final deadline for the 2019 Lesfic Bard Awards is fast approaching.  Nominations for all books published between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 must be received by December 31, 2019.

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS


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I Heart Lesfic Newsletter: December 3rd Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

This week’s newsletter doesn’t contain any new releases. Currently, I’m in New Orleans for a few days. After a busy year, I decided kinda last minute to treat myself by visiting one of my favorite cities.

I don’t want to leave you high and dry, though. Miranda MacLeod has pitched in to offer you lovely readers a couple of treats. One involves a giveaway and the other free books on Amazon.

First, the giveaway. To celebrate the release of Holly & Ivy, we’ve decided to give away two $50 Amazon gift cards and signed copies of the paperback. To be clear, two winners will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of Holly & Ivy. Enter here. Last day to enter the giveaway is December 31st.

 

Second, the freebies:

 

FIFTY PERCENT ILLUSION
Love’s Encore: Book 3

by Miranda MacLeod

FREE $2.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

In this final book of the Love’s Encore trilogy, Rorie and Cecily are just settling down and looking forward to a quiet and predictable life together when unexpected news changes the course of their future forever.

Can the twists and turns of fate finally lead to a happy ending?

 

A WOMAN UNDONE
A Woman Lost: Book 6

by TB Markinson

FREE $5.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Despite Lizzie’s attempts to hide from her family, circumstances pull her even deeper into the complicated Petrie web.

After a disastrous family Christmas, Lizzie’s friends and family seek her counsel, dragging Lizzie back into their orbit. With a brother facing prison time, a family feud, the possibility of raising her niece, and the desire to have another child, Lizzie’s one step from constructing a moat to block out the world.

Will Lizzie crack or dig deep to prevent the collapse of the family?

 

Don’t wait too long. The books are only free until this Friday night (December 6th).

Next Tuesday, December 10th, the IHL newsletter will return to its usual format.

Have a fab week!

TB


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Guest Post: History: Lived by Kathleen Knowles

Please welcome Bold Strokes Books author Kathleen Knowles. 

HISTORY: LIVED

Like a lot of lesbians and, it seems, a good number of non-lesbians, I’m a fan of the BBC/HBO series Gentleman Jack. Gentleman Jack gives us picture of a real person- Anne Lister-with all her flaws along with her virtues. This is the kind of real-life story that made me want to write historical romance fiction- the queer kind. The basis of the story is a romance but along with the love story we also see all kinds of gorgeous details about Anne Lister and the early Victorian era in which she lived.

I love history, especially LGBTQ history. When I decided I wanted to write lesbian fiction, I was naturally drawn to historical fiction although I write contemporary f/f romance as well. It’s challenging and gratifying to imagine the lives and loves of women-loving women from the past. We know they were there, right? Their stories were, however, for a variety of reasons, hidden. We historical romance novelists (and there are a lot of good ones, starting with Sarah Waters) can make up, in small ways, for the erasure of those women’s lives from history.

I’ve noticed that as I advance in years, I’m becoming something of an historical relic myself. For example, by todays sped up time standards, the 80s happened a long time ago, but I am old enough to remember how it felt to live through them. The convention is that an historical novel has to be set in a time period through which its author did not live. That makes sense to me, yet…

A twenty-year old today would consider the 1980s as far off and as strange as the Middle Ages. So that, to me, makes a novel set in that period an historical novel.

In Somewhere Along the Way, my latest book, I wanted to accomplish two things. One, I wanted to write a recovery-genre story. Second, I wanted to show what it was like to be a lesbian during the AIDs epidemic in San Francisco. We weren’t precisely erased from that history but we weren’t the ones dying. There is a staggering amount of literature both fiction and nonfiction written by and about gay men during that time. There’s not a lot about lesbians. We experienced a lot of overflow homophobia. Lesbians engaged in the epidemic to a bigger or smaller extent according to how they felt. There’s some literature describing how lesbians responded to the crises and that describes the essential help we provided. It is freely acknowledged by the gay men who survived that there as a lot of participation by lesbians. I wanted to tell a semi fictionalized story about my experience, my history, so to speak.

Writing the novel was my way of reliving that difficult, heartbreaking but exhilarating era. We, as the queer community, had to grow up sometime and it ended up happening in a horrible and devastating manner but, grow up we did. AIDs is often compared to living through a war and that was how it often felt. When I think of it now though I’m sad but I’m inspired and grateful. I became a better, more compassionate person because of what I did, who I knew and the emotions I experienced.

In the novel, my protagonist helps a man named Keith who is sick and I didn’t even bother to fictionalize that part of the novel at all. I didn’t even change his name because he’s been dead for over thirty years. But I can remember many of my conversations with him. I remember quite vividly what happened. The various AIDS sicknesses, the hospital visits, the harsh homophobic reactions of the rest of the world and the crazy media coverage and the seemingly endless death. Queer San Francisco was consumed by it for entire decade and into the next until there was finally an effective treatment.

A few years ago, I watched the documentary We Were Here with a couple of friends. One of my friends buried his lover, the other cared for her brother until his death and I was a practical support volunteer. At the end of the film, I said to my friends, “We lived through an historical event.”

I think that was the moment I knew I wanted to write my story.

AIDs is still here though we don’t talk about it much anymore. There are medicines that ensure people don’t have to die but still people are infected. Young people.

World AIDs day is December 1st. Never forget. I never will.

 

SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY

In the summer of 1981, Maxine Cooper moves from the Midwest to San Francisco with her gay best friend, Chris, where she hopes to find love and community. But gay life in a big city is much more complicated than either of them ever expected. Life becomes a constant party, and Max slides deep into alcohol and drugs. She and Chris become estranged, and when he contracts AIDS, Max doesn’t know how to bridge the gap between them.

Shattered by Chris’s death, Max must decide how she is going to live her life. Can she forgive herself for abandoning him, or will her guilt lead her down a path that guarantees destruction?

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

 

Kathleen Knowles grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has lived in San Francisco for more than thirty years. She finds the city’s combination of history, natural beauty, and multicultural diversity inspiring and endlessly fascinating.

Other than writing, she loves music of all kinds, walking , bicycling, and stamp collecting. LGBT history and politics have compelled her attention for many years, starting with her first Pride march in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1978. She and her partner were married in July 2008 and live atop one of San Francisco’s many hills with their pets. She retired last year after working for twenty years as a health and safety specialist at the University of California, San Francisco.

She has written short stories, essays, and fan fiction. She is the author of eight novels.

 

CONNECT WITH KATHLEEN KNOWLES

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Thanks so much for stopping by today.

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: Nov. 26th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

FULL OF GRACE
Monday’s Child: Book 2

by Sienna Waters

Available in Kindle Unlimited

You have to drop your guard so that your heart can be stolen…

When prima ballerina Alena Langerova starts receiving death threats, she can’t believe that anyone would want to hurt her. Why would a dancer provoke the wrath of an anonymous letter writer? And when her director hires ex-soldier Sam Weaver to be Alena’s bodyguard, the dancer is furious. Having her privacy invaded and her independence ripped away mean that Alena hates Sam at first sight.

Sam’s reeling from a job gone wrong, an incident that means she’s practically unemployable in the security field. A contract with Alena could be enough to prop up Sam’s failing reputation. The only problem? Alena doesn’t want her there and refuses to follow her instructions, meaning she’s a risk that Sam might not be able to afford to take.

Alena and Sam might be stuck with each other, but that doesn’t mean they have to like each other. Unfortunately, the heart doesn’t always listen to the head. And as danger races closer the two must decide just exactly what chances they’re prepared to take.

Love has to be about compromise, but what if you’ve never had to compromise before? Career-oriented Alena and controlling Sam are the last people in the world willing to change themselves for love. There’s no reason they should be together and every reason they should stay apart, but can Alena and Sam end up in each others’ arms anyway?

Full of Grace is the second in the Monday’s Child series of lesbian romance novels, and features a HEA ending. Monday’s Child books can be read independently and in any order.

 

KEEP HOLLY CLOSE
The Remember Me Series: Book 2

by A.E. Radley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Former personal assistant Holly Carter is settling into her new life as a mother, a journalist, and partner of magazine editor—and former boss—Victoria Hastings.

The arrival of an anonymous email threatens to split the happy couple up. They have to work together but will they be able to overcome both Holly’s amnesia and Victoria’s reserved demeanour to find the perpetrator?

 

XMAS CAROLE

by Layce Gardner & Saxon Bennett

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A classic tale with a modern twist.

Carole Day is a scrooge. She hates Christmas. She hates people. She hates everything except making money. She is the publisher of Chic, one of the world’s leading fashion magazines. She is at the zenith of her career when she realizes that she has everything she ever wanted… except for one thing. The woman who got away.

Carole is visited by the three ghosts of Past, Present, and Future. They show her the error of her ways. Can Carole turn her life around? Can she find the love of her life and rekindle their lost romance?

Find out the answers in Xmas Carole, a lesbian re-telling of the classic Charles Dickens’ story.

 

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

by Amelia Andrews

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Millie Yates is starting again. New home. New job. New town. She’s moved in with her politically-active best friend from university who has promised to find Millie a date before Christmas.

When news that the local head of the council, Nightmare Nightingale, has decided that there will be no Christmas tree in the town centre that year, Millie is quick to pick up a placard and join the protests. After all, what is Christmas without a tree?

But Millie soon discovers that Professor Kay Nightingale isn’t quite the nightmare she is painted to be.

What will happen when Millie gets closer to Kay? How will she explain the confusing relationship to her friends? And will there be a Christmas tree in the end?

 

LOVE LIKE CRAZY

by Emma Chamberlain & Blythe Stone

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A troubled teen is sent to a fancy boarding school halfway through her school year. Many of the other girls at Hanover find themselves either jealous or intrigued by the mystery of the beautiful Laura Collins sent to room with the soccer star of the school, Charli Greenwood, who usually has a room all her own. Old friends and old habits have Laura torn between her old life and new. Being a somewhat anonymous person can’t exactly fly for long when Laura’s roommate starts to go on nervous dates and have attraction for other pretty girls. Jealousy and lust begins to test many friendships in Love Like Crazy.

 

HER CARNAL LOVE
Her Carnal Games: Book 1

by Chanel Ivy

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The definition of carnal feelings and desires are sexual and physical, without any spiritual element. Their ruling passion is that of carnal love.

I knew her mind coursed with carnal lust, raw and unquenchable as she stared at me with those striking blue eyes of hers. It broke my heart to know I was just her plaything and nothing more. I was falling in love with Emma, but I don’t think she can love me back. Emma just isn’t built that way. I was going to have to be satisfied with being used for her pleasure or not being with her at all. I had a tough decision to make, and after the mind-blowing intimacy we had just shared, I was in no condition to make that judgment.

Emma Cross, a hugely successful CEO, is used to getting what she wants when she wants it with no questions asked and no strings attached. When she meets Mia Blackburn, a thirty-two-year-old divorced mother, she can’t help but be drawn to her gorgeous body. Still, Mia’s demure attitude and reservations about her own sexuality create the most intoxicating game of cat and mouse Emma Cross has ever played with a lover.

Emma gives Mia everything she has ever wanted and more, but will she be able to give Mia the one thing she truly desires – her undying love? Or will her carnal games be as far as Emma Cross is willing to go?

 

FACE THE TRUTH

by Kealie Alfred

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Brooke Thoms is a bartender in the VIP room of a popular Brisbane nightclub. When the members of hit band ‘The Spade’ stop by after a show Brooke is quick to let her super fan and best friend Della take the lead on the booking. When Della steps out for her break an unfortunate encounter with gorgeous lead singer Jules Parker, sees Brooke left red faced and Jules covered in alcohol. This leads to a night neither want to forget in a hurry, but will they be able to face the truth once the sun rises.

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

ROSE’S THORNE

by Kate Sweeney

Rose Conroy and her children, Neil and Norah, are at a crossroads. After the death of her husband, Rose inherits property and a farm in Malloy Bay, Ireland, from Pete’s family.

A sheep farm. Really? Rose knows nothing about sheep unless you count the petting zoo she took the kids to. Norah is looking forward to playing with the “sheeps,” but she’s five, what does she know? Neil, the twelve-year-old pragmatist, is the level-headed one; he agrees with the move. Rose wonders if she made the right decision to invade the seaside village of Malloy Bay.

Someone must be running after a flock of sheep. When she meets the shepherd in question, Rose steadies herself for a period of adjustment and irritation.

Devyn Thorne, the source of Rose’s irritation, is still saddened by the death of Maeve Conroy. She doesn’t want to deal with a new owner and worries that her quiet life will soon be turned upside down. As expected, when they meet, their personalities clash, and Dev enjoys being the thorn in the new owner’s side.

Set against the coastal beauty of the wild west of Ireland, Malloy Bay and its cast of happy villagers will never be the same after the invasion of the Conroys.

 

MAGICAL REALISM

 

THE PAST AND THE PRESENT 

by Kayt C. Peck

The culmination of a tale spanning lifetimes thrusts the current lives of Kidwell, Anna, Maolan, Martin, Aisha, and Greg into an adventure that crosses not only millennia but also magical boundaries between worlds. A handful of humans joins with others—most viewed as only magical fantasy in the human world—to lead the fight to overcome great evil and to end a battle begun before any remembered human history.

This group of mismatched and diverse heroes faces the unimaginable as a family. It is the love, caring, forgiveness, and courage they share that provide hope not just for themselves but for the world around them. The magic Kidwell and her co-prophet, Aisha, stumbled into in the first books in this series, The Kiva and the Mosque and The Pyramid and the Painting, continues to dominate all their lives. They face together not only great evil but their own doubts and weaknesses.

With luck and determination, they may save not only the world but themselves as well.

 

PARANORMAL

 

BLUE LAMP

by Diane Marina

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Miranda is offered a position in her father’s prestigious medical practice, she jumps at the offer and moves with her partner Chelsea into her father’s rental home.

Tenant after tenant has fled the rental home but Miranda and Chelsea scoff at the suggestion of paranormal activity, sure that all of the strange and unsettling occurrences shadowing the house can be explained.

Miranda and Chelsea are determined to help but is the house driven by a force too strong to overcome?

 

BORAGE
The Plague Tree Coven: Book 1

by Gill McKnight

Coven politics are tricky, and when a magical critter begins syphoning off The Plague Tree Coven’s hard cash, novice witch Astral Projector is chosen to hunt it down.

Her mission takes her to Black and Blacker Finances, a gloomy office where everyone has something to hide, especially Abby Black, the brooding, enigmatic CEO, who weaves a magic all her own that Astral finds all too alluring.

But storm clouds are gathering, and betrayal is in the air. As Astral digs deeper into the strange occurrences at Black and Blacker, she uncovers secrets, lies, and tantalizing clues about her own past. With the help of her coven sisters Dulcie and Keeva, a few surprise allies she collects along the way, and even her ill-tempered familiar, Borage, Astral will have to find a way to save the coven from being engulfed by the dark side. And maybe she’ll find her heart’s desire along the way.

 

MYSTERY / THRILLER

 

LOUD PIPES SAVE LIVES

by Jennifer Giacalone

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A tangled web ensnares an unlikely group of New Yorkers unaware that they are connected, from cops to criminals to corporate shills, in this thrilling tale…

New York City Detective Lily Sparr is stunned when she is inexplicably moved to the very same precinct that once upon a time handled her own father’s murder. There, she is assigned to the case of a women’s motorcycle club which has been committing acts of violence all over the city. Despite missing her former partner, Miri, and fighting the ghosts of her past, Lily dedicates herself to the case, unaware that her own sister is mixed up in the swirl of violence and chaos.

After secretly reopening the file on her father’s death, Lily slowly unravels  threads of history, discovering that both cases lead to corruption and betrayal at the highest levels.

Featuring an ensemble of characters as diverse as its New York City setting, Loud Pipes Save Lives is a thriller-mystery with a twist of queer representation.

 

TENNESSEE BOUND
The Morelville Mysteries: Book 12

by Anne Hagan

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The politics and the paper-pushing are wearing on Sheriff Mel. Will she chuck it all?

Mel’s burned out. She’s tired of playing local politics. She’s tired of the mounds of paper on her desk that never seem to diminish. She’s tired of budgets, of personnel conflicts, of citizen complaints and all of the other things a sheriff is responsible for. She misses police work. Real police work, but she knows she can’t go back to the street. Not in Muskingum County…maybe not in Ohio.

Dana bought a cabin – a nice little getaway for the two of them in Tennessee. Mel’s mom is worried her daughter will fly the family coop and roost in Tennessee full time; maybe she’ll even take a street cop job there.

Dana and Mel head to Tennessee to see their new home away from home, to take a breather from work and family and to talk about the future. Mel’s future. Their future. Mel has some surprises for Dana, but her thoughts on stepping down as Sheriff and where she’s thinking about going next take a backseat to what happens in the midst of their getaway.

This book is great together with Books 1-11 of The Morelville Mysteries but it can also be read as a stand-alone mystery.

 

DRAMA

CIGAR BARONS

by Isabella

Legends aren’t built overnight. In fact, they take decades of hard work, long days, and selfless sacrifice—if one is lucky. Huerta Cigars is a result of the combined passion of patriarch Alejandro Huerta, who emigrated from pre-Castro Cuba to Nicaragua, and his sons Roberto and Manuel. Their unwavering dedication to their dream of producing the best cigars made for a success. Upon Roberto’s passing he left the cigar empire to his only daughter, Sofia, who took over the family business.

Sofia Huerta is Don Roberto’s daughter, and she is making a name for herself with her own line of fine, boutique cigars. One late night phone call will change Sofia’s life forever. Rushing to Nicaragua from San Francisco, her only hope is that it isn’t too late to save her father.

Roberto Huerta, Jr. might be a Huerta in name, but his womanizing, drinking, and carefree lifestyle have kept him at arm’s length from his father. RJ think’s his father’s freak accident will leave him as the rightful heir of the family empire. He couldn’t have been more wrong. A turn of events will pit brother against sister as they fight for control of the Huerta empire. Sometimes secrets and lies aren’t the only thing living in the closet, and there is only one Huerta that can continue the family legacy of excellence in this romantic mystery with a twist.

In Cigar Barons, blood isn’t thicker than water—it’s war.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

DAMAGE CONTROL

by Jae
narrated by Abigail Rakocy

An actress practically since birth, Grace Durand has finally made it in Hollywood. When a photo of her in a seeming compromising situation with another woman is plastered all over the tabloids, she fears for her career as a lead in romantic movies.

Desperate for a publicist who’ll convince America that she’s straight, Grace hires Lauren Pearce, one of Hollywood’s leading PR agents, not knowing that she’s a lesbian.

Lauren has dealt with PR nightmares for years, so doing damage control for one more rich, spoiled client shouldn’t be a problem – or so she thinks. But the more time she spends with Grace, the more she realizes how different she is from her television persona.

Getting involved with her client is not in her game plan, especially since it would confirm the rumors and ruin Grace’s career, but the attraction between them is growing as they run the gauntlet of the paparazzi together.

 

THREE REASONS TO SAY YES
Paradise: Book 1

by Jaime Clevenger
narrated by Abby Craden

When a little rest and relaxation turns into something more…

Julia Maguire can’t wait to spend two weeks in Hawaii with her best friends. She’s been dreaming about this trip for years and all she wants is to lay on a sandy beach with an icy cocktail in her hand. But those vacation goals change the moment she meets Reed Baxter.

Reed is a busy doctor with family demands. She’s in Hawaii to let go, not find love, and she’s not interested in any commitment. Adding a little heat to the vacation seems like a good idea as long as there aren’t expectations for anything more.

 

THE ARRANGEMENT

by Melissa Tereze
narrated by Cat Gould

Businesswoman, Sam Phillips, was quite content focusing on her single life. At 37, she didn’t have the time to explore. She was never supposed to be alone, not in this world. One devastating day would crush everything she had ever known, but deep down, she knew there was more to life than business.

Alexis Foster wasn’t looking for love. With work commitments only growing by the day, a life of “arrangements” as a high-class escort appeared to be the way forward. After all, at 25, Alexis had all the time in the world to settle down.

A simple decision would change their lives, but with a past ever-present for one of them, and a past lurking for the other, one of them must decide if she can give her all.

Is it too good to be true? Or can the heart be given away more than once?

 

IF THE SHOE FITS

by E.J. Noyes
narrated by Kelsey Navarro

Jana Fleischer loves her life – wonderful family, best sister in the world, awesome soon to be sister-in-law, fabulous job, and a never-ending stream of men to chew through and spit out. So what if everyone says she’s too picky and she’s never had a real relationship?

When a chance meeting with Brooke Donnelly leaves Jana literally and figuratively off-balance, it doesn’t take long for her initial annoyance to turn into the first sparks of friendship. Jana always thought she was happy with her life, but the more time she spends with Brooke, the more she realizes something is missing. And maybe not just in the friendship department.

But how do you make that leap when you’ve never even considered kissing a woman, and have spent your whole life avoiding romantic commitments? Being brave, taking the first step, and admitting she wants to try to make things work with Brooke is only the beginning. Whether it’s the beginning of a disaster – or everything Jana hadn’t realized she wanted – depends on if Brooke can also be brave enough….

 

BACK TO SEPTEMBER

by Melissa Brayden
narrated by Melissa Sternenberg

Building a bridge between two worlds can be tricky.

Hannah Shephard likes her life, her job, and her perfectly cozy apartment around the corner from her shop. She’s never been one to take big risks and would much rather stay in on a Friday night with a warm cup of decaf and her favorite mystery novel. So, why do her friends insist she needs more?

Plus, Hannah has bigger problems to focus on. She’s in trouble. Well, her bookstore is, and if she doesn’t find a way to bring in some more cash, she’ll be closing the doors of A Likely Story for good.

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

The question is, what kind of falling are they doing?

 

SOMEONE TO LOVE

by Jenny Frame
narrated by Keira Grace

Davina Trent lives for work. She spends her days at her prestigious family law firm, ending her clients’ marriages in divorce court and negotiating their hefty payoffs. Marriage is destined to fail, and family can’t be trusted. But when Trent’s cousin dies unexpectedly, Trent is the only relative left to care for his two small children. She needs a nanny fast.

All Wendy Darling ever wanted was a family. When her fiancée left her and cleared out her bank account, she didn’t think her heart would ever mend. After years abroad as a nanny, she returns to Britain to finish her degree and finally get her life back on track.

Wendy falls in love with the children, but her heart aches at the distance between Trent and the kids. Wendy’s determined to show Trent how fulfilling family life can be, and soon love begins to blossom. But will Trent have the courage to embrace her desire for Wendy and her unexpected family?

 

GIVEAWAYS

 


 

LESFIC AUTHOR NEWS

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Guest Post: An Unexpected Result of Starting IHL by TB Markinson

Happy Monday! I’ve highjacked IHL today, but does it really count as a crime if it’s my website? Since it is Monday, it’s hurting my head too much to ponder that.

Before I jump into today’s post, I want to let you know about the giveaway to celebrate the release of Holly & Ivy. Two winners will receive $50 Amazon gift cards and a signed paperback of the holiday romance.

An Unexpected Result of Starting IHL

Today, I want to share a behind-the-scenes happening after I launched I Heart Lesfic back in 2017. I’ve discussed in interviews and on podcasts my reasoning for starting the website. The simple and short answer: to network with fellow lesfic authors.

What I didn’t expect was to find a childhood friend I’d lost touch with over the last three decades. I kinda feel old now…

How you ask?

Well, Miranda and I hit it off over email when I first reached out, and we started communicating on a regular basis. In one email, she made a comment, and I instantly thought only people from my hometown would know about that.

So, I asked, “Hey, where did you grow up?”

Like most Californians, she responded by saying SoCal. I dug a little deeper.

After a few more email exchanges, we realized we were in the same class way back in the sixth grade. If you ask me, I say we were ten at the time. If you ask Miranda, she says eleven. Or is it twelve? I should note, I’m terrible with numbers, so you may want to believe her. Also, I’m extremely stubborn, so I’ll keep saying we were ten. Side note, if I ever give you directions, always go the opposite direction no matter how adamant I am. Miranda will back me up about not having any sense of direction because she’s experienced this firsthand on more than one occasion in two different countries now. I’m consistent like that.

Over the past several years, our reestablished friendship has been a true blessing. It’s amazing to have a friend in your corner who knew you during the awkward preteen years and who doesn’t remind you about wearing white tube socks up to your knees and super short shorts. What was up with that trend? No, I won’t share any photos. I have some pride. Not much but enough.

Now that we’ve released Holly & Ivy, our holiday romance, I’d like to say publicly, “Thank you, Miranda, for being such a great friend, and I’ll never tell anyone you wore a pearl necklace in your sixth-grade photo.” Whoops. You see, this is why Miranda is special. Not once has she outed my fashion faux pas, of which there are many, even to this day. Purple and orange go together like peanut butter and jelly.

 

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the release of Holly & Ivy, we’ve set up a giveaway. Two winners will receive a signed paperback and a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

When Holly and Ivy meet, sparks fly, but it’s hardly smooth sailing. After their one-night stand ends in disaster, both decide they’d rather spend the cold months ahead sleeping alone. However, it soon becomes undeniable that each woman possesses something the other needs. Working together, they just might get what they want and find the love of a lifetime along the way, but only if their own insecurities and secrets don’t destroy them first.

Best-selling lesbian romance authors T.B. Markinson and Miranda MacLeod bring lesfic readers a holiday romance that’ll warm your heart this festive season. Grab your copy of the standalone romance novel that will make you believe love conquers all.

 

MEET THE AUTHORS

 

Originally from southern California, Miranda MacLeod now lives in New England and writes heartfelt romances and romantic comedies featuring witty and charmingly flawed women that you’ll want to marry. Or just grab a coffee with, if that’s more your thing.

Before becoming a writer, she spent way too many years in graduate school, worked in professional theater and film, and held temp jobs in just about every office building in downtown Boston.

 

CONNECT WITH MIRANDA MACLEOD

Facebook / Website

 

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

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

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

 

CONNECT WITH TB MARKINSON

Twitter / Website / Lesbians Who Write Podcast

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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New Lesfic Goodies: November 19th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

HOLLY & IVY

by TB Markinson & Miranda MacLeod

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The only thing harder than saving the world is doing it alone.

Holly Lovelace is a multi-millionaire tech genius and the CEO of her own company. But if she can’t come up with a brilliant innovation and convince her investors that she’s back in tip-top shape by the end of the year, Holly could lose everything she’s worked so hard to build.

Ivy Winters is a social worker on an island that’s a vacation paradise during the summer months but suffers from a lack of economic opportunity and the scourge of addiction the rest of the year. When the promise of a huge grant falls through, Ivy loses hope of helping her community.

When Holly and Ivy meet, sparks fly, but it’s hardly smooth sailing. After their one-night stand ends in disaster, both decide they’d rather spend the cold months ahead sleeping alone. However, it soon becomes undeniable that each woman possesses something the other needs. Working together, they just might get what they want and find the love of a lifetime along the way, but only if their own insecurities and secrets don’t destroy them first.

 

THE LUCKY ONES

by KG MacGregor

Scarred by her mother’s betrayal, Brittany Iverson left home half a lifetime ago for the promise of California, with its vibrant, cosmopolitan lesbian community. She wouldn’t go back to Kentucky for a million dollars. But several million? That’s a different kettle of fish. All Britt has to do is help resurrect her father’s failing business so they can sell it to the highest bidder.

Thanks to a college softball scholarship, Ninah Faust escaped her upbringing as well, leaving eastern Kentucky’s impoverished coal country for the quaint small town of Leland. Now a high school history teacher, she enjoys a laid back lifestyle, a close-knit circle of lesbian friends, and the Longdogs, Leland’s minor league baseball team. Ninah knows better than to fall for newcomer Britt, whose plan is to get in, get rich, and get out. Britt knows better too, since the last thing she needs is a girlfriend in Kentucky. But fall they do—so which one will give up her perfect life for the other?

The Lucky Ones marks a return to the idyllic hamlet of Leland, Kentucky, where you’re sure to run into the town’s most prominent lesbian couple—Justine Hall and Carly Griffin, from The House on Sandstone.

 

FOREVER YOURS

by Melissa Tereze

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Paisley Healy was never supposed to fall in love with her boss. Her superior. The woman she looked up to. Working at the best law firm in the city was supposed to be cut and dry. The night she confessed her love to the woman she was falling for should have been magical, so why was she alone three years on, unanswered questions continuously plaguing her mind?

Georgina Weaver’s dream had always centred around her business. Love wasn’t everything to her—she wasn’t sure it could compete with the demands of her job—but her assistant had quickly blown that out of the water. With the words ‘I love you’ spoken with such beauty and honesty, Georgina was prepared to give her entire universe to Paisley.

One night would change everything. One moment would crush their dream.

When Georgina walks back through the doors of Weaver & Associates—interrupting the annual Christmas party and Paisley’s life—both of them must make choices. While Georgina learns of some powerful news, Paisley believes their past is better left buried.

 

NOVEMBER RAINS
A Year in Paradise: Book 11

by Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Frankie Delacour has everything she could possibly want in life: a steady business, a supportive family, and townsfolk who don’t give her too much flack.

All right, so she doesn’t have a girlfriend, let alone a wife. She swears she can live without one.

But one of her online friends is talking more and more about finally meeting in real life. In fact, Z, aka Elaine Hadley of the teashop Tea & Thyme has been wanting to meet for years, but Frankie can’t bring herself to consent.

She hasn’t told Elaine a few things. Such as who she actually is.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

CARAMEL KISSES

by Les Mood

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Andrea sees her brother-in-law kissing an attractive redhead, she confronts and humiliates the woman, convinced she knew he was married. Emily is glad she was saved from being seduced by the two-timing husband, but she soon tires of the slut-shaming looks she gets from the woman who rescued her. Then the two find themselves in the same yoga class, where Andrea is the seduction target.

Andrea and Emily become friends, then more than friends, sharing caramel lattes – and caramel-flavored kisses. But how will Emily tell her small-town parents she’s falling for a woman? And how will the two survive a family holiday if Andrea’s brother-in-law shows up?

 

SWEET ROMANCE

 

HOMECOMING

by Angelic Rodgers

Available in Kindle Unlimited

After hitting the big time with her most recent novel, Lucy Anderson’s ready for her next challenge. On the heels of her successful book tour, Lucy’s old high school friend Chelle Morrison calls her with a proposal: Lucy should buy the beautiful historic Crafton House and turn it into a writer’s retreat. Little River, Arkansas is on the cusp of revitalization, and they hope the retreat will bring new life to the struggling town.  Lucy is surprised to find love in Little River with Emily Neville, the kid sister of the football player who escorted Lucy the night she was crowned homecoming queen. But, first, Lucy must convince Emily she isn’t just out to exploit the town before taking off again.

 

A CHRISTMAS RIDESHARE

by Lily Dae

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Christmas vacation was not supposed to start this way…

Charlotte and Roxanne were supposed to be flying to Nashville for the holidays – not deciding who actually owns the Alexa! Less than 24 hours before Roxanne was going to meet Charlotte’s family for the first time, she just left, and she took the F-ing mattress! It’s okay. No worries. Charlotte has a plan and a gorgeous Tag-A-Ride driver.

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

DOUBLE ENTENDRE
Lesbians in Leather: Book 1

by Mistress Black Rose

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Quinn has been working on the promotion of her dreams for years. As a project manager, she’s pulled extra hours going above and beyond. Just when it seems like she’s almost there, she nearly has a nervous break-down from the stress. She has to figure out a way to blow off steam, or everything she’s worked for will unravel.

Quinn starts to wonder how her beautiful co-worker Estelle deals with the same work stress and simultaneously keeps it all together. The answer surprises Quinn, and she soon finds herself in the lifestyle of bondage and submission.

As one of Mistress Jade’s subs, she realizes that handing the reins of power over to someone else for a change feels amazing! With each session, Quinn’s iron walls start to crumble. She’s handling work better. She’s entertaining ideas of relationships she would never have thought possible. She’s finally allowing herself to have a good balance between her personal and work life.

Then Quinn is faced with the dilemma of choosing between love and life, or her career. It will be the hardest decision she’s ever had to make, and if she doesn’t choose right, it could cost her everything she’s built up for herself, including her beloved Mistress Jade.

***This book contains bondage and submission, and intimate scenes between women who identify as bisexual or lesbian. If you find this content offensive, please do not buy this book.***

 

LITTLE LOVE

by Siobhan Smile

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When the perfect little stumbles into your life, what are you to do?

Lindy Rubin performed every task per her strict routine. She was speeding towards forty and becoming bored with her orderly life. When she began to assess the emptiness of her personal life, she hadn’t expected the surprise destined to arrive. Was it fate that brought her a beautiful girl with teary, azure eyes to her doorstep? If so, who was she to deny her Little Love help in her moment of need?

Author’s Note: This Lesbian Romance contains elements of Age Play and Domestic Discipline (D/s), if those are subjects you find objectionable please don’t read.

 

EROTICA

 

SWEDISH SAUNA
Jade’s Erotic Adventures: Book 17

by Victoria Rush

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Jade takes a holiday flight to Sweden, she’s floored by how beautiful the flight attendants are on the plane. As she watches the sexy stewardesses go about their duties, she curls up in her seat by the window and has a silent climax under her cozy blanket.

On the way off the plane, the lead flight attendant passes her a note, inviting her to go skiing with her and some of the other stewardesses during her stayover. When Jade gets picked up at the ski resort, things quickly escalate as the four girls get increasingly friendly.

When Elsa invites Jade back to her cabin with the other girls at the end of the day, Jade is shocked and exhilarated to see what they have in store. Her exciting trip culminates with her return flight home, as her new friends arrange for a true mile-high experience in the friendly skies.

 

HISTORICAL FICTION

 

INVISIBLE, AS MUSIC

by Caren J. Werlinger

Henrietta Cochran has spent nearly forty years dealing with the effects of the polio she contracted in 1945. Her braces and crutches restrict her, define her, but they also give her independence. Almost. She hates that she has become increasingly reliant on a series of live-in companions to help her. For some reason, the companions never seem to want to stay very long. So Henrietta retreats further and further into her art, where her physical limitations don’t matter.

Into her life sails Meryn Fleming: out, outspoken, and fiercely political. She’s young, enthusiastically diving into her first job as a history professor at the local college. When she falls, almost literally, into Henrietta’s path, she seems like a godsend.

Little does Henrietta know that this young woman is about to upend her carefully structured existence. Ryn challenges everything, barging right through the walls Henrietta has built to keep others at a distance.

To Ryn, Henrietta is an enigma: prickly and easily insulted at the slightest suggestion that she can’t do things for herself; a brilliant artist capable of producing the most beautiful paintings; and sometimes, when Henrietta doesn’t realize she’s letting her guard down, a tender and sensitive woman.

With Meryn’s youthful optimism pitted against Henrietta’s jaded acceptance of the world as it is, life will never be the same for either of them.

 

HISTORICAL FANTASY

 

TRAFALGAR & BOONE AGAINST THE FORTY ELEPHANTS

by Geonn Cannon

Trafalgar and Boone have faced danger from all around the globe, but their greatest threat may be lurking very close to home.

A quiet period of rest and recuperation between adventures is interrupted by the arrival of two constables on the front steps of Dorothy Boone’s townhouse. A woman was seen dumping a dead body outside a hospital near Threadneedle Street, and Dorothy matches the description given by witnesses. Dorothy manages to avoid arrest and takes it upon herself to investigate the crime, enlisting other members of the Mnemosyne Society to help. She quickly discovers the Forty Elephants, a gang of all-female thieves, has been revived by a woman named Maud Keaton and makes it her mission to bring them down.

But Maud Keaton is very aware of Lady Boone and Miss Trafalgar. She knows all about Dorothy’s vault of mystical objects and will go to any lengths to gain access to it. Lines are quickly drawn in the sand, with the Elephants on one side and the Mnemosyne Society on the other. Faced with an enemy who is her match in both cunning and intellect, Dorothy quickly discovers that victory may be impossible, or come with a cost she’s unwilling to pay.

 

FANTASY / HOLIDAY 

 

CRIMSON YULETIDE

by Rachel Ford

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Twelve days of Christmas. Twelve days of terror and death.

An ancient evil prowls the quiet streets of Wixcombe. An old man is murdered in the town square. Children disappear in the night. Villagers report sightings of Krampus, the Christmas demon.

To protect the women they love and their village, siblings Nan and William Fitzgerald must discover Krampus’ true identity. But they might not like the answers they find…

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

BEYOND TIME

by JA Armstrong

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What does it mean to be haunted by a ghost from the past? A ghostly encounter is about to shake the foundations of Mercy Owens’ logical life.

Cable anchor and TV journalist, Mercy Owens is in search of a reprieve from city life. An escape to a family cottage in Island Falls, Maine seems the perfect solution. Upon her arrival, Mercy notes a light emanating from an island in the middle of Pleasant Lake. Eager to reclaim her childhood adventures, she sets out in a kayak to explore. An unexpected storm and a foreboding fog conspire to strand Mercy on the island. She’s grateful to be offered sanctuary by the only resident on the small strip of land, Brenna Stewart. As Mercy gets to know the island’s mysterious resident, everything she thought she understood about love, life, and herself is upended. Mercy is left wondering if she exists in reality or if she is walking in a dream.

Mercy’s time with Brenna is short-lived. She wonders if her life is somehow cursed. Determined to banish the memory of Brenna, Mercy fills her life back in the city with long days and tedious projected. She’s been largely successful. Until Abby Cashman stumbles into Mercy’s studio by accident. Time stops. Abby’s presence in Mercy’s life conjures memories of a haunted past, and Mercy is forced to confront her ghosts.

Life and death—are they real or only illusions? Mercy is about to learn that the most powerful force on earth endures Beyond Time.

Beyond Time is a romantic short-story with a paranormal flair by best-selling author, JA Armstrong.

 

PARANORMAL 

 

HUNTER’S DESCENT

by Lise MacTague

While investigating the deaths of multiple students at a boot-camp style institution, Malice and Ruri become trapped in the mysterious Kingdom of Flower and Bone–a netherworld filled with both magical and malignant beings. But which is which?
Even ancient forces aren’t immune to petty squabbles. Will the pair make it out alive?

Mary Alice Nolan, code-named “Malice,” is a Hunter: genetically modified and rigorously trained to track and kill supranormals (“supras”) such as werewolves, vampires, and demons. Seeking revenge after her sister is malevolently “turned” into a werewolf, the last thing the hot-tempered Malice expected was to develop deep desires for one of her sworn enemies.

Ruri Samson is a magnificent golden-eyed wolven without a pack. Smart, sensitive and loyal, she considers Malice her mate. Ruri would sacrifice her own life to protect her—and this time she just may have to.

Hunter’s Descent is the sequel to Five Moons Rising.

 

HIGH PRIESTESS
Solstice Coven: Book 1

by Wendy Hewlett

Detective Constable Raven Bowen’s life seems to be falling apart around her. Her Wiccan mother, Ena Bowen, has recently passed to spirit and even though Raven hasn’t seen or spoken to her in twelve years, she feels the loss.

Then there’s her relationship with her lesbian lover, Riley Gallagher, which ended rather abruptly and Raven only has herself to blame.

When the body of a young woman is discovered with the spring thaw, Raven takes on a new case and isn’t impressed when her sergeant assigns a rookie to investigate it with her.

If all of that wasn’t enough, Raven’s mother starts speaking to her from beyond the grave. She only has one question for her mother … “How the heck do I get you out of my head.”

The answer comes swiftly and shocks Raven to her core.

“Find my killer.”

 

MYSTERY

 

LOCKED AWAY

by Nanisi Barrett D’Arnuk

A popular South American president wants his women and children educated to protect themselves. He also wants to find something new in his country that can be exported around the world. And he wants to stop the drug trade. He turns to the U.S. and Canada for help.

Three women are assigned to help him restructure his country: martial arts instructor Michael Gauchet, environmental expert Alicia Clayton, and drug control specialist Cameron Andrews. They are tasked with advising him on how to implement his plans.

But others in the country are determined to stop him. When disaster strikes, Cam finds herself with the challenge of her life. It is up to CIA Control Dr. Maggie Thomason and Agent Paul Tarelli to find her and bring her home … preferably alive.

 

THRILLER / CRIME

 

POST-MORTEM
Sapphic Sphere Collection: Book 2

by TT Banks

An abused woman’s life begins anew when her husband is murdered, but ghosts from her abuser’s past keep popping up – mob debts, long lost relatives, slimy lawyers, and a sadistic killer still on the loose.

A sexy, lesbian medical examiner breathes new life and hope into Ana’s world, but can she fall in love in the midst of the chaos brought on by her husband’s untimely demise?

 

TWO WAYS TO DIE

by Erin Wade

When four beautiful FBI agents go undercover to catch a serial killer, the action never stops.

Erin Wade brings home everything in this suspenseful novel: forbidden love, cutting edge thrills and more twists than a moonshine run in the back hills of Kentucky. You’ll laugh, gasp and cry as her characters face danger, heartache and thrills.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

THE LESBIAN BILLIONAIRES CLUB

by KC Luck
narrated by Senn Annis

I have all that money can buy. Power, sexy women, and toys. All kinds of toys. Everything is perfect…or, at least, it is until the exclusive Lesbian Billionaires Club I belong to gives me an ultimatum – stop the revolving door of women or leave the group.

Insisting I settle down is crossing the line, and I want none of it. At least, until she comes into my life. Suddenly, I have someone I crave, a woman I can’t stop thinking about, that I must have for my own. I won’t take no for an answer.

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

 

BLUEPRINT FOR ROMANCE

by Shannon M Harris
narrated by Lindsay Greene

After the death of her husband, Dylan Lake’s ability to trust in others is shattered. Her life is thrust into turmoil between caring for Emma, her seven-year old handicapped child, and working hard to make ends meet. Dylan doesn’t have time to pursue a romantic relationship. Finding that one special person only happens in dreams. When fate keeps throwing Dylan and Kat together, Dylan finds her attraction to Kat something she can’t ignore. Will her trust issues stop her from letting Kat into her and Emma’s life?

Leaving her old job and moving halfway across the country were the scariest things Kat Anderson had ever done. Starting a new life and career takes priority over any foolish notion of a fairy-tale future of romance and love. Kat’s attraction to Dylan is time taken away from building a new business. Can Kat juggle love and duty to find her happy-ever-after?

Welcome back to Garriety, the town with an open heart, and home to some of the quirky and warm characters from Add Romance and Mix. Join Kat and Dylan on their quest for true romance with a little help from Kat’s sister Briley and her family, along with a host of new characters.

 

ALWAYS A LOVE SONG

by Charley Clarke
narrated by Melissa Moran

A lesbian romance about music, accepting the past, and embracing second chances to write a new future…

When golden girl pop star Bridget Callahan’s broken engagement comes out, she heads back to her hometown for the first time in five years to write songs for her next album. And maybe while she’s there, she’ll finally be able to face the woman she left behind – who she never let go.

Bar owner Alex Marlow has spent the past five years mending her broken heart by pretending she doesn’t have one. But Bridget’s return disrupts her ordered life and brings all those chaotic, buried feelings back to the surface. Can they forgive each other and themselves for mistakes made when they were younger?

 

INSTIGATIONS

by Kiki Archer
narrated by Jessica Jeffries

Instigations is the sequel to Kiki Archer’s best-selling lesbian fiction novel, But She Is My Student.

Illicit affairs with happy endings. Do they really exist?

Miss Katherine Spicer, a well respected history teacher from Coldfield Comprehensive thinks so. Now in a committed relationship with her ex-student Freya, she feels she has it all: A thriving career, a wonderful girlfriend, and a fun-filled apartment shared with her very best friends. Previous insecurities are gently fading away and for the first time ever, she feels truly loved.

But will a chain of events, triggered by the deliberate and intentional actions of Freya’s new university acquaintance, see the downfall of their relationship? Has Kat got the strength to believe when Freya’s desire to stay strong is questioned?

Instigations, follows the ups and downs of all fast moving lesbian love affairs. From moving in, to moving on. A roller-coaster ride, full of emotion. Laugh out loud with the highs and cry in sorrow with the lows.

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

LESFIC AUTHOR NEWS

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LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 

 


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New Lesfic Goodies: November 12th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

BELLS WILL BE RINGING

by Barbara Winkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

Find out in this sweet lesbian Christmas romance…

 

WINTER LOVE SONGS

by Eliza Andrews

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

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

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

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

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

 

ENTANGLEMENT

by Max Ellendale

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

 

DYALESSIA FRIENDS: HEATHER & SASHA
Dyalessia Friends: Book 2

by Scott Kujawa

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

TAPPING INTO LOVE

by Monica McCallan

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

BACK TO SEPTEMBER

by Melissa Brayden

Building a bridge between two worlds can be tricky.

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

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

 

NOT SINCE YOU

by Fiona Riley

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

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

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

 

A MOMENT IN TIME

by Lisa Moreau

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

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

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

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

 

FEARLESS

by Tina Michele

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

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

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

 

FANTASY ROMANCE

 

NOT YOUR AVERAGE LOVE SPELL

by Barbara Ann Wright

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

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

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

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

ASPEN IN MOONLIGHT

by Kelly Wacker

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

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

 

BLOOD RUNS THROUGH THE HEART

by L.L. Shelton

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

ROMANTIC SPECULATIVE FICTION

 

CHANGING COURSE

by Brey Willows

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

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

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

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

 

MYSTERY / CRIME

 

NOT DEAD ENOUGH
Micky Knight Mysteries: Book 10

by J. M. Redmann

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

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

 

GALILEO
An Evan Reed Mystery: Book 2

by Ann McMan

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

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

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

 

AN UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT

by KT Brodland

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

INTRIGUE & THRILLER / ROMANCE

 

COST OF HONOR
Honor Series: Book 10

by Radclyffe

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

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

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

GULF BREEZE

by Gerri Hill
narrated by Abby Craden

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

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

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

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

 

TOO LATE … I LOVE YOU

by Kiki Archer
narrated by Ella Lynch

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

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

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

 

UNEXPECTED PARTNERS

by Michelle Larkin
narrated by A.J. Ferraro

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

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

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

 

CLOSE TO HOME

by Rachel Spangler
narrated by Ann Etter

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

 

SOUL AWAKENED
Fire & Ice: Book 2

by Idella Breen
narrated by Sophie Daniels

Knock one down and another takes his place….

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

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

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

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

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

LESFIC AUTHOR NEWS

IHL is looking for guest posts for Project Laughter. If you have a funny story to share check out this page for details.

 

 

UPCOMING LESFIC EVENTS

 

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 


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New Lesfic Goodies: November 5th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

MINE

by Kim Hartfield

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

MOST WONDERFUL

by Bryce Oakley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

 

THE WRONG MCELROY

by KL Hughes

An amusing, charming lesbian romance about finding unexpected love inside family expectations.

When Fiona Ng’s best friend, Michael, needs a pretend girlfriend to bring home for Christmas in Arkansas, Fiona girds her loins and steps up. Besides, how hard could one festive family weekend be, anyway? That’s before she meets the boisterous McElroy clan, with accents as thick as a homemade pie crust, and an endless supply of competitive siblings, including Lizzie, Michael’s beautiful younger sister.

Lizzie seems to be everywhere, with her intoxicating scent, wandering hands, lingering gaze, and that bright, echoing laugh. The more time Fiona spends in her orbit, she wonders how she can even concentrate let alone pull off a convincing fake relationship.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

SHE’S THE ONE

by Ella Goode

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

 

DREAMS IN A JAR

by JM Dragon

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

 

 ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

UNLEASHED: CASE OF THE SHEPHERD’S PIE

by Erik Schubach

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

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

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

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

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

 

SPORTS ROMANCE

 

PLAYING THE GAME

by Graysen Morgen

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

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

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

 

ROMANTIC ACTION & ADVENTURE

 

OUTBACK SPLENDOR
A Woman Down Under: Book 5

by K’Anne Meinel

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

 

MILITARY ROMANCE

 

BEYOND THE CHECKPOINT

by Addison M. Conley

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

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

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

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

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

EMBRACING FOREVER
Blood Resonance: Book 2

by K. Aten

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

 

ROMANTIC DRAMA 

 

#SANDYBOTTOM
The San Francisco Mystery Series: Book 6

by Alexi Venice

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

Warning: Contains some pink kink.

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

 

REBEL WIFE

by Annie Amos

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

 

MYSTERY

 

HARD LUCK

by Pascal Scott

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

 

SALE ALERT! 

 

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

A WOMAN LOVED

by TB Markinson
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

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

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

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

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

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

 

TURBULENCE

by E.J. Noyes
narrated by Abby Craden

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

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

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

 

A HEART THIS BIG

by Cheyenne Blue
narrated by Claire Alain

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

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

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

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

 

AVALANCHE OF LOVE

by M.E. Tudor
narrated by Tanya Eby

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

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

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

 

STAY

by Magnolia Robbins
narrated by Joan Dukore

Dogs always have a way of finding people.

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

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

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

 

GREENGAGE HOLIDAY CHEER

by Emma Sterner-Radley
narrated by Wendy Wolfson

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

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

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

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

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

 

LESFIC AUTHOR NEWS

IHL is looking for guest posts for Project Laughter. If you have a funny story to share check out this page for details. 

 

 

UPCOMING LESFIC EVENTS

 

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 

 


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New Lesfic Goodies: October 29th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

FROM HEEL TO HEART

by Amy DeMeritt

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

AFTER THE SUMMER RAIN

by Gerri Hill

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

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

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

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

 

THE PERFECT VIEW
Tahoe Series: Book 3

by Nicole Pyland

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

MOST ARDENTLY

by Susan Mesler-Evans

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

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

 

LOST & FOUND

by Elle Hyden

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

BUTTERFLY KISSES

by Samantha Hicks

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

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

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

SECRET MASQUERADE

by Anne Hagan

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE / ROMANCE

 

OUTBACK NATIVE
A Woman Down Under: Book 4

by K’Anne Meinel

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

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

WOLF
State Changers: Book 1

by Chris Fenwick

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

THE VAMPIRE’S MAGIC

by C.M. Blackwood

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

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

 

IMMORTAL DESIRES
In Eternal Bloom: Book 1

by Lauren Keen

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

WITCH COZY MYSTERY

 

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

by Ellen Jane

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

FIRE BEYOND THE FROST

by Thea Landen

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

THRILLER 

 

THE LINGERING SPIRITS

by Summer Munger

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

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

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

LEADING THE WITNESS

by Carsen Taite
narrated by Paige McKinney

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

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

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

 

BREATHE

by Cari Hunter
narrated by Nicola Victoria Vincent

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

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

 

PAINTED MOON

by Karin Kallmaker
narrated by Abby Craden

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

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

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

 

THE WORDS SHIMMER

by Jenn Matthews
narrated by Rachael Beresford

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

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

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

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

 

ONE LAST DANCE

by Anna Stone
narrated by Nicole Blessing

A second chance at once forbidden love.

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

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

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

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

 

MIND GAMES

by Cara Malone
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Women’s Week in Provincetown

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

GIVEAWAY


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

A bit about Reservations:

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

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

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

 

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

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

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

 

CONNECT WITH TB MARKINSON

Twitter / Website / Lesbians Who Write Podcast

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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