New Lesfic Goodies: October 27th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors, it would be extremely helpful if you could provide me with your new release details. Here’s the link for how to submit books for the newsletter.

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

LOVE OUT OF BOUNDS
Love Stories: Book 10

by Ellie Spark

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

 

CONFESSIONS OF A DREAMER

by Kenna White

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

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

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

 

BOUND: TOGETHER

by Cynthia Dane & Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

FINDING A KEEPER
Sports Series: Book 4

by Nicole Pyland

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

Trigger: Loss of a parent.

 

[UN]COMMON GROUND

by Erica Abbott & Pol Robinson

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

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

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

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

 

LET THE BEAT DROP

by Cheri Ritz

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

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

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

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

BEWITCHED BY HER

by Crash Callahan

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

 

EROTICA

 

SUBMITTING TO MY NEIGHBOR THE WITCH

by Riley Rose

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

Find out in this fun, Halloween-themed erotica!

 

YA URBAN FANTASY

 

WHEN WE WERE GHOSTS

by E.J. Phillips

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

SCI-FI 

 

RETURN
Ascension: Book 4

by L. Fergus

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Every god rises from the dead…

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

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

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

Kita is lacking one thing—an army…

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

 

THRILLER / ROMANCE

 

MINE FIRST

by A.J. Marchant

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

 

FICTION

 

THIRSTY THURSDAYS
Hobbs: Book 4

by Elena Graf

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

HOME

by Kris Bryant

narrated by Brittni Pope

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

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

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

 

BEST PRACTICE
A Legal Affairs Romance: Book 3

by Carsen Taite

narrated by Paige McKinney

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

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

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

 

GIVEAWAY

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 


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New Lesfic Goodies: October 20th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors, it would be extremely helpful if you could provide me with your new release details. Here’s the link for how to submit books for the newsletter.

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

THE BIG TOW

by Ann McMan

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

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

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

 

IN HER ARMS

by Melissa Tereze

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

 

TRUE HEARTS

by Ellie Green

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

 

ENSNARED HEARTS
Mistress: Book 2

by Anna Stone

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

 

DIAGNOSIS LOVE
City General: Medic 1: Book 4

by Ruby Scott

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

 

THE BUSINESS OF PLEASURE

by Grace Parkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

LOCKSET
University Square: Book 2

by Brenda Murphy

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

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

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

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

NOW AND AGAIN

by Natasha West

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

TUTOR

by Lyra Hart

Available in Kindle Unlimited

My best friend wants to teach me a lesson…

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

CRIMSON ROSE
Book 4

by Scott Kujawa

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

 

EROTICA

 

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

by Riley Rose

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Jade’s Erotic Adventures: Book 31

by Victoria Rush

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

HORROR

 

LADY GRIM

A Halloween Anthology

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

 

SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

LAWS OF ATTRACTION

by L. J. Hachmeister

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

BEFORE YOU SAY I DO

by Clare Lydon

narrated by Justine Eyre

What happens if you fall for your bridesmaid?

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

Marcus is oblivious.

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

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

 

OUTBACK YEARNINGS
A Woman Down Under Series Prequel

by K’Anne Meinel

narrated by Rachel Quinn Haines

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

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

 

GIVEAWAY

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

PROJECT LAUGHTER

Welcome to Project Laughter. At least once a week, hopefully more, I’ll post a guest blog from a lesfic author sharing an embarrassing moment in their lives to help us laugh.

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

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


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The Mouse and the Butch Lesbian by Tagan Shepard

I don’t know about you, but the world seems to be getting pretty (insert your favorite colorful word here) intense. While I like to stay informed, I also like to laugh to deal with stress. And, I need some chuckles these days.

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

Take it away, Tagan.

The Mouse and the Butch Lesbian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

GIVEAWAY

QUEEN OF HUMBOLDT

by Tagan Shepard

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

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

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

  • 1 winner

Queen of Humboldt Giveaway

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

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

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

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New Lesfic Goodies: October 13 Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors, it would be extremely helpful if you could provide me with your new release details. Here’s the link for how to submit books for the newsletter.

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

TWICE SHY

by Aurora Rey

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

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

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

 

THE OTHER WOMEN

by Erin Zak

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

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

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

 

FAIR TRADE

by Sienna Waters

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

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

 

ONE MORE CHANCE

by Ali Vali

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

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

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

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

 

HOME

by Kris Bryant

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

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

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

 

HER LEGAL INTERN

by Margaux Fox

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

 

BEST PRACTICE
A Legal Affairs Romance: Book 3

by Carsen Taite

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

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

 

HOLDING SPACE

by Michele L. Rivera

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

 

THE DOCTOR’S RIVAL
Forest Vale Hospital: Book 2

by Emily Hayes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

DRIVEN

by Susanne M. Beck & T. Novan

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

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

TO SLEEP WITH REINDEER

Justine Saracen

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

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

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

 

EROTICA

 

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

by Riley Rose

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

FANTASY

 

SACRED GROUNDS
Endless: Book 2

by Maria Siopis

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

 

PARNORMAL

 

THE TRINKET

by Erin Wade

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

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

Z-TOWN

by Eden Darry

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

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

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

 

SCI-FI SUPERHERO

 

THE JUDGMENT OF VALENE
Eververse: Book 2

by Darby Harn

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

SPECULATIVE FICTION

 

THE SEA WITHIN

by Missouri Vaun

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

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

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

 

RENEGADE’S WAR

by Gun Brooke

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

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

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

 

COZY MYSTERY

 

MURDER AT LEISURE LAKES

by BJ Phillips

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

 

INTRIGUE & THRILLER / ROMANCE

 

KEEPER

by Sydney Quinne

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

Will you try to prevent it if you can?

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

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

BLOWN AWAY

by K’Anne Meinel

narrated by Cassandra Arnold

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

GIVEAWAY

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 


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New Lesfic Goodies: October 6th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors, it would be extremely helpful if you could provide me with your new release details. Here’s the link for how to submit books for the newsletter.

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

THE SETUP

by TB Markinson

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Can a weekend change your fate?

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

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

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

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

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

 

A PLACE TO CALL HOME

by Callie Hall

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

A TRIP TO PARIS

by Mariah R. Embry

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

 

MUST LOVE SILENCE

by Lucy Bexley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

TRUST OUR TOMORROWS
Somerville Series: Book 8

by Carrie L. Carr

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

 

 

MY DEAR VET

JM Dragon

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

 

EROTICA 

 

LAIA RIOS – SEX RAIDER
Sex Raider: Book 2

by Riley Rose

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

HER FOREVER
Lix Club: Book 3

by Emily Hayes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What does forever look like for Lauren and Quinn?

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

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

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

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

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE

 

MACHIAVELLIAN MALICE
Book 29

by K’Anne Meinel

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

 

SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

COLLECTING STARS
The Alpha God: Book 4

by Lexa Luthor

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

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

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

 

SCI-FI 

 

FORSAKEN: THE JOURNEY HOME

by Lily Lancaster

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

ONE MORE CHANCE

by Ali Vali

narrated by Lori Prince

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

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

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

 

TWICE SHY

by Aurora Rey

narrated by Keira Grace

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

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

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

 

INCOGNITO

by VK Powell

narrated by Hollis Elizabeth

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

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

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

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

 

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

by Riley Rose

narrated by Nikki Monroe

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

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

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

 

GIVEAWAY

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

PROJECT LAUGHTER

Welcome to Project Laughter. At least once a week, hopefully more, I’ll post a guest blog from a lesfic author sharing an embarrassing moment in their lives to help us laugh.

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

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


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The Epic Failed Runaway Attempt by Jazzy Mitchell

I don’t know about you, but the world seems to be getting pretty (insert your favorite colorful word here) intense. While I like to stay informed, I also like to laugh to deal with stress. And, I need some chuckles these days.

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

Take it away, Jazzy.

The Epic Failed Runaway Attempt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GIVEAWAY

UNDERTOW

by Jazzy Mitchell

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

  • 1 winner

Undertow Giveaway

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

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

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: September 29th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors, it would be extremely helpful if you could provide me with your new release details. Here’s the link for how to submit books for the newsletter.

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

LOVE HAPPENS HERE
Series Starters & Short Stories

by Clare Lydon

New to Clare Lydon’s books? Not read her series yet? This boxset is for you! Included are Clare’s best-selling debut novel, London Calling; her hilarious festive romp, All I Want For Christmas; fresh novella, Try Me Again; and an exclusive short story, World’s Greatest.

What can you expect? Oodles of lesbians. Far too much tequila. Laugh-out-loud moments in two of Clare’s best-loved romantic comedies. Over 600 pages of heart-warming romance with all the feels for a bargain price. Get it now!

 

A BREATHLESS PLACE

by Harper Bliss

The date is set. Six months from now, former music icon Isabel ‘Izzy’ Adler will die.

Since she lost her voice ten years ago, Izzy’s been to hell—and hasn’t found her way back. She would rather die than live without the instrument that used to define her.

When journalist Leila Zadeh is brought in to finish her biography, Izzy’s desire to end her life is profoundly challenged. But is the attraction between the two women enough to upend Izzy’s plan?

Best-selling lesbian romance author Harper Bliss brings you a moving story about a woman’s journey from wanting death to choosing life.

Please be aware that this story discusses the topic of suicide which could trigger certain readers.

 

MUTUAL BENEFITS

by HP Munro

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Coming out to your loved ones is stressful, so when Hannah Melville’s family not only accept but celebrate her accidental announcement, it should be a relief. Which it would be, if Hannah was gay.

Ashley West isn’t looking for a relationship. When she’s set up by her mother on a blind date, she’s ready to nip any expectations in the bud. She’s less prepared for her love interest to be straight.

What do you get when you combine a fake relationship with two meddling mothers? A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy that will have you glued to the page!

 

ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID

by Mia Archer

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Amelia lived life one day at a time. Partying all night long and nursing a hangover the next day as a TA was all she wanted out of life.

Then her sister Allison had to go and get engaged, make Amelia Maid of Honor, and throw her together with her worst nightmare: the girl of her dreams.

Stephanie did everything on time and by the book. On the tail end of her residency, she was looking forward to writing her ticket wherever she wanted to go.

Then her best friend Allison had to go and get engaged, make her a bridesmaid, and pair her with a dirty little secret she thought was well in the past.

They have history. They share a naughty secret they’re trying to keep from the world. They have to plan the ultimate bachelorette party, and they have to do it without letting the simmering tension blow up and cause the sort of drama that could transform Allison into a rampaging bridezilla!

No one ever said reuniting with an old fling was easy. Especially when it turns out an old flame is still burning bright after years apart!

 

THE FLAW IN OUR DESIGN

by Monica McCallan

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Olivia Carver’s life in Lake Cabot, New York is simple. That’s how she likes it, even if she can’t stop the town she loves from being overrun by wealthy tourists each summer.

Valerie Maycomb used to summer in Lake Cabot with her family when she was younger, until school and planning for her future became the driving forces in her existence.

A chance meeting at the lake opens up the possibility of a summer romance, with the explicit understanding that it can’t become something more. Olivia’s not built for falling in love, and Val needs to keep her eye on the prize of a successful career. But neither of them can deny the attraction, and summer quickly takes on a life of its own.

 

THE SIMPLE ANSWER
Ember Grove Romances: Book 1

by Lily Seabrooke

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Emily Garrett made a promise: no more forgiving people who hurt her.

But when she moves back to her hometown after graduating college and ends up next door to her best friend’s sister, childhood bully and her first crush, Vanessa Schreier, who is desperate to make amends, she finds that sometimes, the simple answer really is the best one.

Trigger warnings: Childhood bullying, emotional manipulation, references to anti-ADHD ableism.

 

HEAD ABOVE WATER

by Emma Chamberlain & Blythe Stone

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Two teenage girls at a private school somehow find themselves falling in love…

Zoe Davis and Ryan Astor are nothing alike on the outside. Blonde and unpolished, Zoe struggles to fit in with the high-caliber rich crowd at Brentwood High. A scholarship honey, her athletics carry her far. Ryan Astor, on the other hand, has all the money and all the brains, but she can’t seem to overcome her emotional struggles after a brutal year of disappointments and a disastrous summer away.

When a random party lands Ryan in Zoe’s lap, Zoe can’t seem to shake her new addiction to the somewhat shy and obviously beautiful girl.

Trigger Warning : subplot with a teacher / student relationship & light mention of suicidal thoughts.

 

BREAKTHROUGH

by Terri Cutshall

Available in Kindle Unlimited

As a genetics researcher, Alexandria Bennett is confident when it comes to decision making at work, searching for a breast cancer cure, but when it comes to decisions of the heart, not so much. When Alex meets Madison Thornton, a Pharmacist Consultant, looking to settle down and have a family, all the safe and comfortable rules by which her internal compass is governed will be tested. While Alex navigates her heart and desires, outside forces threaten breakthroughs in her research, creating an entirely different kind of fear in her world. Will Alex be able to protect the women she has dedicated her life to helping and be brave enough to let love in?

For mature audiences.

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

HEART SINGS
Heart Series: Book 2

by Luci Dreamer

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What happens when someone from Thomas’ past threatens her and her Rachel’s future?

When the Millers begin a new chapter in their lives, not even a year in the harsh environment of the Klondike could prepare them for the types of obstacles they’ll face. Thomas and Rachel will need to rely on their bond like never before to overcome the threat neither saw coming. Will they be strong enough to weather the storm? And can they trust each other to make the right decisions for their family, even if it might end in heartbreak?

 

SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

UNIDENTIFIED FLYING HOTTIE
Little Green: Book 2

by Kimberly Hart

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Earth has been invaded, and the aliens come in peace. In fact, they want to share their culture. The poet laureate assigned to the planet will take on a human companion, and together they’ll travel the world and write about they see.

Katie is an unremarkable human; she’s barely left her parents’ farm. Although she feels completely unworthy to be chosen for the journey, she vows to do her best – even if it means dealing with an icy yet beautiful alien poet who feels this primitive planet is beneath her.

Can Katie make Grace fall in love with Earth – and melt her heart in the process?

 

THRILLER 

 

INCIDENTS
Carpenter/Harding: Book 11

by Barbara Winkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

No one saw it coming…

Jordan is ready to go back to work after her maternity leave, but an unexpected incident puts a halt to her plans.

Meanwhile, Ellie is assigned to a task force investigating two suspicious deaths in a women’s correctional facility. Even on the sidelines, this temporary assignment proves to be difficult.

More than ever, they have to rely on the strength of their relationship to meet the challenges ahead…

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

CHILDREN OF THE WOLF
The Children of the Wild: Book 2

by Prudence MacLeod

narrated by Bobbi Wilson

For long ages, the Children of the Wolf have managed to remain hidden, but the modern world has found them. Hunted and captured by a criminal mastermind, only a precious few remain free. Helpless to aid their captured kin, they turn to the Vampire king and the saber tooth tiger who serves him for help. However, this demented man may just be too much even for the mighty vampires to overcome.

After a long hunt and a terrible battle, the vampires prevail, but the number of the werewolves are decimated and they need a new home. Will the vampire abandon them now or will he go further and help them find a home, help them assimilate into the new and modern world? Can they overcome their own instincts enough to do so? Only time will tell.

 

THE FIRST LOVE

by Erinne Bates

narrated by Lucy Emerson

When her mom enrolls Calli in an equestrian riding class with a bunch of boys nearly half her age, Calli is miserable…until she realizes there is something different about her instructor, Justine. While young Calli is learning what love is about, Justine goes after her ambitions and promises to return. 20 years after their initial meeting, Calli goes to France to write, knowing that is the last known location she has of Justine, even though she has no idea if she still lives there or how to even find her. Is anyone ever truly free of their first love?

 

BET AGAINST ME

by Fiona Riley

narrated by Melissa Sternenberg

Trina Lee would sell her own mother’s house out from under her if it meant securing a sale, no joke. Her reputation as a ruthless deal closer and her record sales year in Boston’s luxury property market should’ve landed her Realtor of the Year, so when the award goes to new girl rival Kendall Yates, Trina is left speechless. And, okay, turned on.

Kendall made more enemies than friends the night of her big win, but she couldn’t care less. She’s the best, and she has the obnoxious glass paperweight to prove it. This is the edge she needs to escape the shadow of her family’s reputation. When her boss accepts a friendly bet that she can close the holy grail of property deals, she’s not about to fold for anyone. Especially not to overly cocky and annoyingly beautiful Trina. Even if it breaks her heart.

 

GIVEAWAY

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 


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New Lesfic Goodies: September 22nd Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors, it would be extremely helpful if you could provide me with your new release details. Here’s the link for how to submit books for the newsletter.

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

FOLLOWING CHANCE

by Baxter Brown

A whirlwind romance…and only the rest of their lives to get over it.

When Kate and Lauren meet in college it’s love at first sight. Unfortunately, the fact that school is almost over is the least of their problems. A roller coaster of emotions and uncertainty causes Kate to leave town, and a heartbroken Lauren, behind.

Fifteen years later, with her ten-year-old daughter in tow, Kate returns to Renfrew hoping to recapture some of the inner peace she found during her college days. She’s stunned when she discovers Lauren has purchased the local coffee shop and has her own ten-year-old surprise.

The two women attempt to avoid one another at all costs. But the incessant pull from the past—and the budding friendship between their daughters—has them on a collision course…to a second chance at love.

 

IT’S IN HER KISS
Midnight in Manhattan: Book 2

by Rachel Lacey

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Two Broadway actresses, one starring role, and a kiss that might turn rivals…into lovers.

Sophie Rindell and Julia Vega have both dreamed of performing on Broadway since they were little girls, and they’ve both worked long and hard to achieve that dream. When they meet at an audition, there’s an immediate connection between them, but there’s just one problem: they’re auditioning for the same role.

As their rivalry heats up, Jules and Sophie fight an attraction that blazes hotter than the spotlight. When the curtain rises on opening night, love might take center stage.

 

COWGIRL 101

by Laina Villeneuve

What Jo Harding loves most about the summer is being able to retreat from annoying humans. Though her friends say she’d be happier with someone sleeping by her side, she insists that all she needs to be happy are her mules, her dog, and a trail into the backcountry. She has absolutely no time to teach the incompetent, if attractive, newcomer.

Daisy Lucero is an eager student from the start. Hired for work in the café, her real dream is to explore the High Sierra wilderness on horseback. While she would love to earn the respect of the handsome woman who inspired her adventure, she may have to settle for pestering her with songs and questions.

In the vast classroom of the California wilderness, each woman finds herself tested. Tests of perseverance for Daisy as she learns to ride, and tests of patience as Jo considers whether life is about more than riding alone.

It doesn’t take either of them long, however, to realize that neither one of them needs a lesson in chemistry.

 

GOODE DEAL
A Goode Girl: Book 5

by J.J. Arias

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When all’s fair in love and real estate, an experienced agent stands to lose more than just a deal. . .When Real Estate Agent Carmela Bravo crosses paths with brand-new Agent Rhiannon Rodriguez and losses a sale to her dirty tricks, Carmela would be happy never to see the girl again. Unfortunately for Carmela, Rhiannon has wormed her way into her agency despite her objections. As they work together, Rhiannon starts to see Carmela in a new light and her crush on the closed-off ice queen snowballs quickly. Can she make up for having gotten off on the wrong foot? Rivals turn to lovers as a battered heart emerges from its frozen prison in this touching, and steamy, lesbian romance.

 

WHEN TO LET GO

by Jo Cox

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When your gran’s getting more action in the spare room than you’ve managed for the best part of a year, something’s going wrong. The trouble is, Adie hasn’t realised that yet.

Even when she meets an attractive plumber who can solve all her obvious problems, she’s still determined to play it safe. After all, Morgan is a bundle of anxiety who wants a fresh start, and it’s far easier to focus on everyone else’s issues than examine your own.

It’s all under control until it’s not under control, and when it turns out Morgan also has a knack for asking difficult questions, Adie’s left wondering what the hell she’s been doing with her life. Whether she’ll have the courage to change anything, though, is another thing entirely.

 

TELL ME YOU LOVE ME
The Shattered by Love Duet: Book 1

by Amanda Kaitlyn

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Phoenix was my kryptonite.

My weak spot.

My indulgence.

After she left me, I was broken beyond repair.

I didn’t think I would ever feel whole, again.

But then she came back.

And all my broken pieces started to piece back together, again.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

UNDERTOW

by Jazzy Mitchell

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

 

PASSION’S SWEET SURRENDER

by Ronica Black

Cam Santiago might live in paradise on a private beach in Mexico, but wealth and success mean very little to her after the death of her partner. Now she puts her heart into her friends and family while keeping everyone else at bay. That is, until she runs into a very beautiful but very rude woman in town who turns out to be her new neighbor.

Blake Livingstone is a family physician about to take over her parents’ practice. No one knows about her secret dream of opening her own medical clinic in Mexico. When a friend invites her to stay at their beach house, Blake is keen to check out the area. If only she wasn’t living next door to a woman as beautiful and mysterious as she is impossible.

Cam and Blake are unable to deny their passion for each other, but surrendering to love is a whole different matter.

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

LIX
Lix Club: Book 2

by Emily Hayes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Lauren has been drawn into Quinn’s world of BDSM. Is life as Quinn’s submissive what she really wants?

A sizzling hot Age Gap, Butch/Femme, Dominant/submissive lesbian erotic romance by Emily Hayes

Lix Book 2 is best read as a follow up to Lix Book 1.

Lauren takes a vacation to New York with Quinn to further explore her sexuality and desires within the hot and vibrant New York underground scene. Lauren is excited to learn more about the kink lifestyle but at the same time cautious to see where her new relationship takes her.

Can Quinn overcome the trauma from her past to be a better partner to Lauren?

Is being part of this BDSM world what Lauren really wants?

 

NEGATIVE EXPOSURE
Bijon Basin: Book 2

by Koriana Brackson

Kenzie & Jarrett are happy with their life. They have great friends, successful businesses & reside in a town they adore. They didn’t know anything was missing from their lives until Ripley breezed through the door like a breath of fresh air.

Erotic Romance with themes of Polyamory, BDSM & LGBTQ.  FFM with a focus on the women but the man is portrayed predominantly.

 

EROTICA 

 

PRIDE’S HUMILITY
The Pride Trilogy: Book 3

by TJ Dallas

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Lara is 43 years old now and isn’t as young as she used to be. With more grey hairs and the prospect of Zoe’s parents moving away, the time has come for Lara and Zoe to leave the Cardinal behind. When Lara realises that Harry is more than her boss—she’s been her best friend for 18 years—Lara needs to find the strength to create distance. Her impending mortality ignites her desire to protect Harry from a death she can’t avoid. While Harry deals with Lara’s departure, the Cardinal is brought to a grinding halt when a young boy screams for help. A voice that Harry has only heard once, yet the only voice that can make her forget who she is. Don’t threaten the cub if you can’t defeat the lioness.

Content Warning: 18+, mature content, contains elements of horror.

 

MYSTERY

 

ASSAULT IN ASHEVILLE

by Kate Merrill

When Amanda Rittenhouse feels betrayed by her partner Sara, she flees to the festive mountain town of Asheville, NC with Gina, a predatory stranger with romantic intentions. She intends to explore the bustling art scene for new studio space, but instead runs headlong into a web of intrigue. The elderly potter Carl and the younger painter Ron with whom they stay have tensions and secrets of their own. Are they a gay couple? Does the widow Gladys want to marry Carl for his money, does eccentric Millie want to kill him for his art collection? What about the sinister outsiders—a Chicago gangster, the burly stranger stalking them, and the charming surfer dude with an agenda? Someone has murder on their mind, and Amanda lands squarely in the crosshairs.

While ducking unwanted sexual advances, targeted by the police and trying to stay alive, Amanda is both upset and relieved when Sara arrives in Asheville to try to save their relationship. Together can they solve the deadly mysteries that threaten to destroy both Amanda and her new friends? Can Amanda and Sara reconcile their differences, then survive to enjoy a second chance?

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

FALLING FOR HER

by Margaux Fox

narrated by Jaye Kew

What happens when a mysterious and dangerously attractive stranger comes crashing into a detective’s life?

Lyra is the kind of woman that people look at. Whether they want her or they want to be her. She is dazzling, charming, endlessly smart, and her sharp blue eyes burn through your very soul.

I wanted her. Right away. Even though it was wrong.

What did she want with someone ordinary like me?

What would I do when everything close to me began to fall apart?

 

VEIL OF SILENCE

by K’Anne Meinel

narrated by Lois Ridge

Five years ago, Lieutenant Marsha Gagliano disappeared when her helicopter crashed in Afghanistan. Her wife held out hope for her return, but with no word from the army after all that time, she begins to realize she may have to move on without her.

At the embassy in Kabul, a burqa-clad woman arrives at the gate with two young children in tow. The black-haired, brown-eyed woman looks like an Afghan native, but her American accent belies this. She identifies herself as Lieutenant Marsha Gagliano, all the while keeping a close eye out behind her as though at any moment, someone might jump out and snatch her back.

Questions arise regarding her disappearance and reappearance and the army is suspicious. The children are obviously hers. Has she consorted with the enemy? How will her wife react to these children? Will she be able to accept children she had no part in conceiving?

What is this woman hiding beneath her chador? What secrets lie behind her veil of silence?

 

A STEPPING STONE
Jems & Jamz: Book 7

by Nicole Higginbotham-Houge

narrated by Kris Szczesny

Before Ziggy Johnson was a member of Jems and Jamz, she struggled through several ups and downs in the heart of Chicago. Learn about what experiences brought to to where she is today and how her musical dreams came to fruition.

 

GIVEAWAY

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

PROJECT LAUGHTER

Welcome to Project Laughter. At least once a week, hopefully more, I’ll post a guest blog from a lesfic author sharing an embarrassing moment in their lives to help us laugh.

Kathy L. Salt provides chuckles with the That’s My Teacher guest post. Kathy is giving away 1 ecopy of I Love You, Nora Whispered.

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


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That’s My Teacher by Kathy L. Salt

I don’t know about you, but the world seems to be getting pretty (insert your favorite colorful word here) intense. While I like to stay informed, I also like to laugh to deal with stress. And, I need some chuckles these days.

Today, the wonderful Kathy L. Salt is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Kathy is giving away 1 ecopy of I Love You, Nora Whispered. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Kathy.

That’s My Teacher

I’m not a club-going kind of person, neither is my wife. But when we were a couple of
18-year olds, dating and had just started university, we lived in Aberdeen. Our group of
friends consisted of a bunch of Scottish and Irish gay boys who I sadly have lost touch with since then. They were a friendly bunch and they managed to drag us out more than once to the different gay clubs that existed, and hopefully still exist, in Aberdeen. It was nice to have a drink and dance with my girlfriend somewhere we felt comfortable.

My major was theology and I recently had started a “gender and religion” class with new
teachers and all. Almost all my teachers were from Germany and the teacher that this story is about is no exception.

I was just minding my own business. Sneaking a kiss from my girlfriend, talking with
friends, sipping on my drink when said girlfriend asked what that “nice, straight, old couple” was doing in a gay bar. I looked and yes, it was my teacher, my female, teacher. In the dark ambience of the club, her short hair and semi-masculine clothes made her look a bit like a man if you didn’t look very closely. She was there with her girlfriend? Wife? Who knows. They were just sitting in the corner, having a drink.

At first I laughed and just told L that it was my teacher and that it’s a she. But as the night went on, the more awkward it got.

We made eye contact and she greeted me and I greeted her. But it was like a reflex, as if she hadn’t connected to where she had seen me before. Most of the night is gone from my memory now. I probably danced in front of her, kissed my girlfriend in front of her, groped my girlfriend in front of her, things that I felt slightly self-conscious about afterwards. However, I felt even more embarrassed from seeing what happened to her and her partner. They had a falling out and my teacher was soon sitting by herself in the corner, the other woman dancing with someone else. If I had been older, I’d probably asked my teacher how she was but 18-year-old me didn’t dare to. It would probably have been inappropriate either way…

The next day, I met her on campus. I’m not sure which one of us blushed harder.

 

GIVEAWAY

I LOVE YOU, NORA WHISPERED

Nora Lakes suffers from post polio syndrome and very low self-esteem. She has spent her entire life in the chaos of her huge family, always feeling less than and without any future dreams. When her sister Martha manages to get her a job at Waterhouse Acre Stables, she can hardly believe it. She had never imagined that anyone would have employed her, damaged as she is. She also never imagined she would meet anybody like Katherine.

Katherine Waterhouse was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. She has a mean streak and doesn’t like people in general. What she does like, is horses. She wants to be a professional rider but growing up in a conservative house where her choices are limited by her sex, Katherine has always been trapped in her role as a woman.

Nora and Katherine – two women with very different backgrounds, drawn to each other with an intensity neither of them are prepared for.

Do they stand a chance?

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Kathy grew up travelling around the world but is now settled with her wife in Sweden. By day she is a primary school teacher, a role she truly loves and with the little spare time she has she enjoys cooking, playing video games and spending time with her family.

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New Lesfic Goodies: September 15th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors, it would be extremely helpful if you could provide me with your new release details. Here’s the link for how to submit books for the newsletter.

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

LOVE TRAUMA
Medic Series: Book 3

by Ruby Scott

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What happens when a connection comes along that makes you question who you are? A sexual awakening? Tara Hunter is a passionate, headstrong doctor, heading up the ER at the prestigious City General Hospital. She is also a divorcee, about to turn fifty and whose only passion in life comes from your work. And then Gabriella Ellis (Gabby) rides into her ER. Gabby is a confident, outgoing, out and proud lesbian with a sharp wit, and a heavy amount of sarcasm. Playing by the rules isn’t Gabby’s forte; something which can land her in hot water but she is talented, compassionate. When the charitable medical programme, offering emergency care for the most disadvantaged comes under threat will they be able to leave their differences behind them to fight for a common goal? What other passions might be released? Slow burn, age gap lesbian medical romance with hot sex scenes, where appropriate.

 

LOVE IN FOCUS
Love Stories: Book 9

by Ellie Spark

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Professional photographer, Shayne Granger, is overcome with shock and grief when her girlfriend of two years ends their relationship without warning. Not only does the break-up devastate her personal life, but her professional life is also left in tatters.

Amber Knight has worked at In Focus Photography as an assistant for the last six months. The moment she entered the studio, she was immediately attracted to both the job and her boss. However, it has become a daily battle to hide her disappointment at the lack of recognition for who she really is—a first-rate photographer, and more importantly an attractive, intelligent, and available woman.

Forced to work closely together to save In Focus, Shayne finally sees Amber in a different light. Sparks fly. But with the return of Shayne’s controlling and manipulative ex, is there any hope of a future between these two women, or will their chance at happiness be destroyed for good?

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

BET AGAINST ME

by Fiona Riley

Trina Lee would sell her own mother’s house out from under her if it meant securing a sale, no joke. Her reputation as a ruthless deal closer and her record sales year in Boston’s luxury property market should’ve landed her Realtor of the Year, so when the award goes to new girl rival Kendall Yates, Trina is left speechless. And, okay, turned on.

Kendall made more enemies than friends the night of her big win, but she couldn’t care less. She’s the best, and she has the obnoxious glass paperweight to prove it. This is the edge she needs to escape the shadow of her family’s reputation. When her boss accepts a friendly bet that she can close the holy grail of property deals, she’s not about to fold for anyone. Especially not to overly cocky and annoyingly beautiful Trina. Even if it breaks her heart.

 

THE HOLIDAY DETOUR

by Jane Kolven

Sometimes it takes everything going wrong to make you see how right things are.

Dana Gottfried is a stressed-out Jewish lesbian who’s just quit her job and wants to get home to see her grandmother. When her car breaks down in Indiana on Christmas Eve, Dana is stranded—until she’s rescued by Charlie, a pig farmer who doesn’t identify as male or female. Although they come from different worlds, Dana is intrigued by Charlie’s sense of humor and kindness. Despite her better judgment, Dana says yes when Charlie offers a ride.

But the journey home is paved with detours. From car accidents to scheming ex-girlfriends to a snowy and deserted Chicago Loop, everything that could go wrong on their road trip does, but it leads Dana on a path of self-discovery that just might end in love.

 

TOO HOT TO RIDE

by Andrews & Austin

Hot-tempered and outspoken Rae Starr came home to the Oklahoma prairie, bought a ranch, and started a riding school with her partner who subsequently left her for another woman. Rae has a history of the things she loves leaving her, so she’s not very trusting.

Meanwhile, the ranch next door just changed hands for the fifth time, and the new owner, Jane Barrow, is a world famous cutting horse champion and industry legend who, rumor has it, won the ranch in a poker game. Jane is all glitz and charisma, in addition to being knockdown sexy in the way she moves, talks, and rides. Everywhere she goes, people flock to her.

Rae is determined not to get involved with this womanizing gambler. Jane is determined she will. But neither ever thought their relationship would become an incendiary love affair.

 

LAST RESORT

by Angie Williams

Katie Fausch is content with her single life in San Francisco. When her lovingly pushy family surprises her with a weeklong trip to a singles getaway humorously named Last Resort, Katie only agrees to go if they promise not to nag her about her love life for a year.

Rhys Morgan is a true romantic at heart. She knows there’s more to life than work and wants to find someone to spend hers with. When she discovers that a local resort for singles is having a “lesbian week,” she has to give it a try.

Amid the sand and saltwater of Last Resort, Katie and Rhys endure the enforced dating of total strangers, group socializing where everything that can go wrong actually does, and must answer the ultimate question: What happens if you meet the girl of your dreams but she isn’t looking for a happily ever after?

 

JUST ONE TASTE

by CJ Birch

Frustrated with small town life, Hayley moves to the city only to get fired and lose her apartment all in the same day. Desperate, she takes a job as a short order cook in a quaint diner. Now she just has to find a place to live and learn how to cook.

Lauren manages Greta’s Diner the same way she manages everything in her life, with calm and order. All that changes the moment Hayley walks through the door. She’s loud, opinionated, wild, and completely alluring. When Lauren finds out that Hayley’s been sleeping in the diner, she makes a decision that will change both their lives forever.

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

LEVELED

by Serena J. Bishop

Perse is thrilled with an offer to teach at a university. Now, her only worry is managing her anxiety. However, that changes once she meets a science professor. Stef is cute, quick-witted, and a touch neurotic. When Perse declines her romantic advances because it is imperative that she focuses on her new job, Stef explains she has a relationship system that consists of six levels, which will ensure perfect compatibility before marriage. It’s casual, slow, and, really, what are the odds of getting to level six? Perse is amused, yet intrigued by Stef’s analytical approach, but logic only goes so far. History has taught Perse that nothing good comes out of falling in love.

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

BLOOMING IN THE SUN
Nicolette & Dorothea: Book 2

by Lara Kinsey

The Riviera is vast and full of secrets.

Dorothea has spent two years as Headmistress Smythe-Barney, and she deserves a summer vacation. Now she’s hungry for her own legacy, and there’s no better place than Italy for an amateur linguist to learn more tongues.

Madame Nicolette Laurent is growing older, bien sûr, and the chance to make her mark on the Riviera is not to be missed. Can our uprooted lovers find a place to bloom?

 

FANTASY

 

WHISPERING WILDWOOD

by Emma Sterner-Radley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Korinne Woodsorrow is trapped. Not only at her parents lumbermill but also in a village where she’s shunned. Worse than that, she’s stuck sacrificing the life she wants for the person she loves.

Next to the lumbermill looms the deadly Whispering Wildwood, with its magical creatures and mystical plants. The wildwood is not to be spoken of and not to be entered.

Yet, when disaster strikes, Korinne has to take her brother–who is all muscles and heart but not much brain–with her into the wildwood on a death-defying quest. Guided by a dashing rogue of a pirate and hunted by mysterious monsters, this quest soon goes deeper into a world of fairytales, danger, and wonder.

Korinne quickly has to figure out who and what to trust. As well as her new future, her sexuality, and of course – what happens if a quest changes into something completely different while you’re on it?

 

FANTASY ROMANCE

 

LADY OF STONE

by Barbara Ann Wright

Lady Sylph’s only concerns should be inheriting her title, marrying well, producing an heir, and lording it all over the peasantry. It’s what her father insists upon, and she never knew she needed anything or anyone else until her magic comes, an ability her class is not supposed to possess.

Thana never coveted the title of monarch’s pyradisté because her knowledge exceeds her ability. She hopes the royals will never depend on her, but then the palace’s pyramids go haywire. On top of that, a beautiful, spoiled noblewoman needs her help to conceal a new power.

Could Sylph’s ability and Thana’s magical mystery be related to a new kind of crystal being smuggled into the kingdom or a possible pyradisté coup? They’ll have to work together and overcome their biases, admit their feelings, and maybe surrender to their fierce desire before time runs out.

 

BROKEN REIGN
The Odium Trilogy: Book 2

by Sam Ledel

Jastyn Cipher hated the royal family until she met Princess Aurelia. But the princess continuously surprises her, like when she unexpectedly joins Jastyn on a dangerous and harrowing journey to find the cure for Jastyn’s ailing sister.

Princess Aurelia Diarmaid knew she was meant for more than a life trapped inside the castle in the Kingdom of Venostes. But she never anticipated the price of her freedom would be the tragic death of her brother at the hand of their closest friend.

Fate brought Jastyn and Aurelia together, but their budding relationship is tested as obstacles both fae and human stand between them and the cure they desperately seek. Will their new love be enough to carry them through what lies ahead?

 

SUPERNATURAL ROMANCE

 

CLEO AND PETRA
Book 5

by Scott Kujawa

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Cleo and Serissa take a road trip to Chicago.

While taking a road trip from Rochester to Chicago, Cleo and Serissa experience terrors until they reach the city. Once they arrive at the Field Museum, the two fight their way to the storage room where Serissa’s relics are stored. As magic rages across the world, Cleo is reunited with Petra. Cleo meets Wren for the first time.

The reunion of the twins is filled with happiness and tears before the group flees Chicago to return to Rochester. Cleo and Petra know there is one final task they have to complete together.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

LONGING FOR YOU
A Wild for You Novel: Book 2

by Jenny Frame

Alexis Villiers’s best friend, the Principe of the Debrek clan, is newly bonded to Amelia, and Alexis hasn’t felt so alone for centuries. No longer her leader’s closest confidante, Alexis has to face the ever growing longing she has for the Debrek housekeeper, Katie Brekman.

Katie is enjoying her new role as head housekeeper for the Debreks. All she has to worry about is the moody, bad tempered Alexis. Katie has no idea why Alexis dislikes her so much, or why she has refused to feed from her. Certainly Amelia’s theory that Alexis is attracted to Katie couldn’t possibly be true. Katie can’t imagine her showing any kind of emotion, let alone attraction.

When Katie is attacked amid a burgeoning vampire-witch war, Alexis is set to go against everything her clan believes in. Forced to face her longing for Katie, she is torn between opening her heart to a human and abandoning her clan when they need her the most.

 

ENCHANTED HUNT
Midnight Hunters: Book 8

L.L. Raand

Sylvan forms an alliance with the neighboring Snowcrest wolf pack after an attack on Snowcrest by creatures from beyond the veil, and sends a cadre of warriors to aid in training the Snowcrest soldiers to defend against the next attack. Trent, one of Sylvan’s lieutenants, understands her duty, but can’t deny the primal call of another Were, even if Zora is the Alpha of the Snowcrest Pack and any relationship between them risks inter-Pack war. When Sylvan receives an unexpected summons—couched in the form of an invitation to parlay—from Cecelia, Queen of Faerie, she decides to cross into Faerie despite Drake’s misgivings and against the advice of her war council. The Timberwolf stronghold has never been breached, but this time the enemy is shielded by dark magic and no one is safe.

A Midnight Hunters novella.

 

SPACE OPERA

 

ACCEPTABLE LOSSES
Black Flag: Book 5

by Rachel Ford

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay its price.

When the Black Flag is ambushed en route to a rendezvous, privateers Katherine Ellis and Captain Magdalene Landon find themselves fighting a losing battle against a superior force. And when they need them most, the Union is nowhere to be found.

But there’s more afoot than overtaxed lines and being in the wrong place at the wrong time. To the admiralty, a handful of privateers is a small price to pay for victory.

As Katherine and Magdalene discover that their plight might not be a product of happenstance after all, they determine to live long enough to get answers. Because losing the Black Flag might be acceptable to the brass, but they’re not willing to die as pawns.

 

MYSTERY

 

MONEY CREEK

by Anne Laughlin

All Clare Lehane wanted was a new start. When her problem with pills costs her her job in Chicago, she moves to Money Creek in rural Illinois to take up her legal career in a small firm and remake her life. But old habits die hard, and she soon finds a drug dealer, Henry, who turns out to be the son of her new boss. Henry blackmails Clare into helping him launder drug money, but his plans don’t stop there: he intends to make her part of his cartel.

Everything changes when Clare goes to a party with Henry and his associates. While she’s in the bathroom, the rest of the party is ambushed and killed. She flees the scene of the crime and calls in the murders anonymously. If anyone finds out she was there and saw the killer as they were leaving, she’d lose everything—the job she loves, her law license, and especially her burgeoning relationship with Freya Saucedo, a member of the local drug task force.

Clare is living a lie that runs deep, and telling the truth may come at a devastating price.

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

 

NOT MY CHOICE
Femme Protectors Series: Book 3

by Aria Storm

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The former ghost girl is minding her own business and listening to a supporter of her friends speak when she spots a would-be assassin amidst the sea of innocent faces.

Jamie is just returning form thirteen months of intensive training and a period of fieldwork with MI5 over in London, England. Just as her plane lands, she hears that the terrifyingly attractive and deadly girl she dares not speak her crush to has been injured in an assassination attempt.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

THE LAST FIRST TIME
A Norfolk Coast Investigations: Book 3

by Andrea Bramhall

narrated by Henrietta Meire

When Gina Temple decides to go Christmas shopping for her girlfriend, Detective Sergeant Kate Brannon, in the Norfolk town of King’s Lynn, it seems like an easy enough task.

If only life were that simple.

A split-second event, months in the planning, tips their safe world upside down.

In this twisting lesbian thriller, Kate’s subsequent investigation leads her down the rabbit hole, where innocent people are targets, and has repercussions that will reverberate for a long, long time.

Meanwhile, as the two women grow closer, things get even more complicated. Life seems determined to throw obstacles in their path.

Will things ever feel normal again?

 

CHANGES STILL TO COME
Taylor & Kaitlyn: Book 2

by Leslye Marks

narrated by Lori Prince

To say that life has taken a huge turn for Taylor Ables and Kaitlyn Collins would be an understatement. They’ve faced more than a few challenges, but they’ve been blessed to have lots of love and support along the way. And, the support has often come from the most unlikely places.

Together they’ve learned that some people are blessed to have a loving, supportive family that they are born into, while others create that family from the people who come into their lives when they need them the most. But, no matter how that family is created, some bonds will never be broken. Follow this group of friends and family as they grow and work together, no matter what challenges get tossed their way.

Sometimes things come at you from out-of-the-blue when you least expect them, but there really is truth to the old saying that what doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger.

 

ALWAYS MORE
Sports Series: Book 1

by Nicole Pyland

narrated by Amanda Dolan

Everly Holman is between an internship and, hopefully, finding her dream job when she finds an online listing she thinks will be perfect for her. As a relatively new sports psychologist, she’s worried she won’t find the right place for herself. When she applies for a job with the Los Angeles Legends, the professional women’s volleyball team, she finally feels at home.

Wyatt Wicked is the number one volleyball player in the world. She could play in any professional league and had played in many during her career. When the US starts the first professional women’s league, she’s eager to play on her home soil and finally do the thing she loves most in her home country.

Wyatt’s not one to trust psychology in sports. But when she meets Everly Holman, Wyatt not only starts trusting the woman to help improve her game, she also sees Everly as much more than the team doctor. Unfortunately for her, Everly might not be willing to risk her career over their growing feelings. As they both work to establish the fledgling league, they discover that, sometimes, falling in love is worth the possibility of losing everything.

 

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PROJECT LAUGHTER

Welcome to Project Laughter. At least once a week, hopefully more, I’ll post a guest blog from a lesfic author sharing an embarrassing moment in their lives to help us laugh.

Scarlett Knight provides chuckles with the My Cringeworthy Typo Blunder guest post. Scarlett is giving away ecopies of The Neon Fishnets Series

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