Connect-The-Dots of Embarrassing Moments by Kris Bryant

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 Kris Bryant is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Kris is giving away an ecopy of Temptation. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away Kris.

Connect-The-Dots of Embarrassing Moments

My life is a connect-the-dots of embarrassing moments. I think this is true for a lot of us. Our experiences shape us. They make us stronger or weaken us. I grew up overseas and when my dad retired, he found a job in Kansas City, Missouri. I started middle school with students who had been friends since pre-school. Outsiders weren’t welcomed and it was very hard to make friends, especially since I knew nothing about American pop culture, music, television, etc. Eventually, I found a few students who were just as wonderfully nerdy as I was, but we were never popular. We were never on anyone’s radar for anything. One day, in the seventh grade, I woke up with a lip full of cold sores. Why not, God? Why not add to my anxiety of never fitting it? So, after begging my parents to please not send me to school, they made me get on the bus and go anyway.

For the full effect, let me explain the layout of my middle school. The seventh grade was divided up into three teams. I was on the smallest team – Team Alpha and a few times a month, we would open up the foldable walls so that all the seventh graders from all three teams (Omega and Spartan were the other two) were in one giant room. Probably about 150 students total. Well, that same week, the teachers were giving out fun little gifts (it was probably around the holidays) and in front of all 150 students, two teachers pulled me up in front of the giant classroom and handed me a pencil that was decorated with army green camouflage so that I could “hide my lip.” Not only was it embarrassing, but it was mean. They thought it was hysterical. Whenever I think of embarrassing moments, that one always pops up because it was horrific.

Several years ago, I coached YMCA girls’ basketball and I had one player who always had cold sores. I talked to her parents about prescriptions available because I remember how horrible I felt whenever I had one when I was in school. They blew it off like it was no big deal and I explained to them how it affected me and how it could possibly be affecting her. Middle school and high school can be brutal or it can be the best time of your life. Thankfully, I survived and am living the best time of my life now. Embarrassing moments, regardless of how small or large, have shaped me. Some of them have hardened me, some have made me laugh. I love my friends now because we enjoy sharing horribly embarrassing stories and laugh because we are human and we make mistakes. And embarrassing moments never stop.

Oh, and don’t even get me started on the time I had to wear an eye patch for three weeks in the eighth grade. Or the time last year when I asked a co-worker if she was pregnant and she wasn’t. To be fair, most of us have probably done that. Although, I insisted she was and she made it very clear that she wasn’t. Boundaries. I’m still learning them. And they are littered with embarrassing moments.

 

GIVEAWAY

TEMPTATION

by Kris Bryant

Cassie Miller is broke. Her parents cut off all funding when she dropped out of medical school, and graduate school is expensive. A full-time nanny job at the Wellington estate is the answer to her problems, except working for beautiful, successful Brook Wellington wasn’t in the job description.

Brook has always had a head for business. Born into a global shipping empire, she sits at the helm running it with skill and savvy. But success comes at a cost. Her priority is her six-year-old son, but she can’t be in two places at once. Hiring a nanny isn’t the perfect solution, but it would certainly help, and Cassie came highly recommended. If only she wasn’t so damn attractive.

Can Cassie and Brook deny their growing attraction and keep things professional? Or will they sidestep propriety and give in to temptation?

  • 1 winner
  • Prize: 1 e-copy of Temptation

Temptation Giveaway

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Award winning author Kris Bryant was born in Tacoma, WA but has lived all over the world and now considers Kansas City her home. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Missouri and spends a lot of her time buried in books. She enjoys hiking, photography, spending time with her family, and her dog, Molly (who gets more attention than she does on Facebook).

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: January 21st Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Due to some technical difficulties, you’ll notice two buttons under the new ebooks. The first is for the US Amazon.com marketplace. The second button is for the rest of the Amazon marketplaces. Fingers crossed this issue will be resolved for next week’s edition. My sincere apologies.

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

THURSDAY AFTERNOONS

by Tracey Richardson

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

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

But soon the pair discover that their outside worlds are on a collision course with the carefully constructed world they’ve created on Thursday afternoons. What will happen when they discover the truth about each other? Will their weekly assignations come to a screeching halt, or will they turn into something much, much more…

 

LAST FIRST KISS

by Patricia Evans Cox

Alessia Cavalii is a rising star in the competitive international wine scene, and one of only twenty-six female master sommeliers in the world. Her home is a renovated winery on the windswept coast of Italy, she has a career she loves, and she is finally free of a toxic relationship. But Alessia is hiding a dangerous secret— one that could, in a second, shatter the life she’s built.

Parker Haven is a captain in the U.S. Army and stationed at the NATO military camp near Salerno. An investigator with the Military Police, she’s pulled in to help solve a string of murders in the city and finds herself inexplicably drawn into Alessia’s world. As the intrigue surrounding the case—and the alluring Alessia—spins more and more out of control, Parker realizes she may have to choose between her military career and the woman she’s falling for.

Do we ever truly know the people we love?

 

HER CARNAL GAMES SERIES
Her Carnal Love, Desire & Undoing: Books 1-3

by Chanel Ivy

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

When a dangerous and terrifying turn of events threatens Mia’s son Todd, she finds that she’s capable of being more ruthless than she ever could have expected. Will Mia and Emma be able to survive the threats to their relationship and their family? Or will their carnal games be both of their undoings?

Included in the box set:
Book One: Her Carnal Love
Boo Two: Her Carnal Desire
Book Three: Her Carnal Undoing

 

READY FOR LOVE

by Catherine Maiorisi

After watching the woman she’s professed to love for more than twenty years marry someone else, Renee Rousseau vows to free herself of the unrequited love before she and her friends meet the married couple in Paris. In ten weeks.

Then Renee encounters Lady Constance Martindale—the only other woman she’d ever imagined a future with—and she’s sure the universe is playing with her. Sixteen years ago they’d agreed to a casual, time-limited relationship. But when it turned to love, they both panicked and Constance dumped Renee before Renee could dump her. A first.

But the past is the past and sixteen years is a lifetime. Can passion be renewed? And what about her love for the woman who just got married?

 

ACTION ROMANCE

 

LOVE UNDERCOVER

by Domina Alexandra

Remi Stone never expected to get the opportunity to work undercover for narcotics. But, when the chance arrives, she takes it. With drugs coursing through a high school, Remi has only until the end of the school year to find the suspects responsible.

Undercover, Remi plays her role, moving one step further into the drug industry. She never thought she’d be moving one step closer to the woman who would change her life and take hold of her heart.

There is just one issue. Remi Stone is undercover as an eighteen year old high school senior. And the woman she can’t seem to ignore is her History teacher.

There will be a lot of challenges along the way, including one that could cost Remi her life and her heart.

 

FANTASY

 

LIFE MINUS ME

by Sara Codair

Mel is half Angel, but despite her ability to heal and read minds, she feels powerless to help anyone. When a prophecy shows a local pet supply store owner driving their car off a bridge, Mel sets out to stop it.

Baily, owner of Barks and Bits, is barely holding it together. Things keep going wrong, and their depression spirals out of control. Just as they start wondering if they’d be better off dead, a new friend provides a glimmer of hope. But is that enough to keep living?

Mel never thought saving Baily would be easy, but she can’t figure out when, where, or why Baily’s suicide will happen. As her confidence fades away, she wonders how she can help anyone when she needs so much help herself.

 

FANTASY ROMANCE

 

THE TAKING

by Celeste Castro

Peachy is on a mission: steal a priceless family heirloom. All is going according to plan until she finds herself teetering on the edge of death. She wakes up in a bizarre world and under the care of a strange woman who can communicate without spoken words. Little does Peachy know that by taking the amulet, she’s enacted a powerful chain of events and roused a deranged being who will stop at nothing to find her and retrieve the amulet.

Noomi is Fae—a Seer and Shifter—who shares a unique bond with her sister, a two-hundred-pound mountain cat. Their days revolve around creating art, making maps, and enjoying pipeweed. Until the day that Peachy enters their world and plunges it into chaos.

The Taking is a tale of a powerful amulet—a gateway from one world to another. With Noomi’s help, Peachy must combat the forces working against them…forces that will stop at nothing to kill them both.

 

DYSTOPIAN SCI-FI

 

BREAKING THE SURFACE
The Outsider Project: Book 2

by Rebecca Langham

Alessia is an Outsider—a member of the not-quite-human community that has recently been released from their underground prison. Shortly after their liberation, Alessia is given an ultimatum: obey all the United Earth Alliance’s demands, or her mother will forever remain a hostage—a mother she’d believed dead for fifteen years. Reluctantly, she agrees, though she has no idea what those demands may be or how she will balance her obligations to the UEA with her responsibilities to her people and her family.

As the UEA tightens its grip on humans and Outsiders alike, it becomes clear that meaningful social change will not be possible without a revolution. Alessia and her peers embark on a mission to discover just how far the government is willing to go to maintain their monopoly on power.

What Alessia and her comrades discover, however, goes much deeper than they’d ever anticipated. Who are the Outsiders, really? What secrets of their destiny lay hidden within a top-secret space station? And why are the Outsiders linked to an emerging disease the UEA seems desperate to keep secret? As they delve deeper, it isn’t only Alessia’s identity that will be called into question, but the fate of the entire planet.

 

MYSTERY

 

THE BARTENDER’S SECRET

by Jody Valley

At last—the newest nail-biting Kera Van Brocklin mystery/thriller by Golden Crown Literary Society nominee Jody Valley.

Feeling depressed and needing a change in her life, Private Investigator Kera Van Brocklin’s identical twin, Deidre, decides to clear her head by taking a job with a small adventure cruise company in Alaska.

When Kera learns that Deidre has been seriously injured, she immediately flies to Alaska—only to find her sister unconscious and unable to communicate. Hospital and senior cruise staff try to convince her that Deidre’s fall off a steep cliff was either a tragic accident or a botched suicide attempt. Knowing that Deidre wasn’t suicidal and had a terrible fear of heights, Kera suspects something more sinister. But what?

With only a few days left of the cruise, Kera devises a risky plan to join the ship with her partner, Mandy, so that they can determine what really happened to her sister. Now trapped on a cruise filled with people they can’t trust and surrounded by the frigid Alaskan waters, Kera and Mandy are about to discover that Deidre’s “accident” is just the tip of the iceberg—and they have created their own personal Titanic.

A Kera Van Brocklin Series Book 3.

 

HISTORICAL MYSTERY

 

THE COMPANION

by Kim Taylor Blakemore

Available in Kindle Unlimited

They say she’s a murderess. She claims she’s innocent. But Lucy has been known to tell lies…

1855, New Hampshire. Lucy Blunt is set to hang for a double murder. Murderess or victim? Only Lucy knows the truth.

In the shadow of the gallows, Lucy reflects on the events that led to her bitter downfall—from the moment she arrived at the rambling Burton mansion looking for work and a better life to the grisly murders themselves.

In a mysterious household of locked doors and forbidden affections, Lucy slips comfortably into the shadows, where she believes the indiscretions of her past will remain hidden. But when Lucy’s rising status becomes a threat to the mistress’s current companion, the delicate balance of power and loyalty begins to shift, setting into motion a brewing storm of betrayal, suspicion, and rage.

Now, with her execution looming closer, Lucy’s allies fight to have her sentence overturned as the tale she’s spinning nears its conclusion. But how much of her story can we trust? After all, Lucy’s been known to bend the truth…

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

DONNING THE BEARD

by E.A. Kafkalas

A gender-bending, historical romance.

Orphaned Madeline is sent to live with her aunt and work for Lord Guillomot. When she is assigned to care for the lord’s daughter, Gabrielle, she finds her best friend and the love of her life.

When Gabrielle’s life is threatened by her fiancé, Madeline poses as a new suitor and wins her true love’s heart.

What will happen when Gabrielle finds out that her new love is also her ladies’ maid?

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

HOLLY & IVY

by TB Markinson & Miranda MacLeod
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

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

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

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

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

 

BECAUSE I SAID SO

by Karin Kallmaker
narrated by Abby Craden

Kesa Sapiro had to grow up fast. With her parents gone and a little sister to protect, Kesa has spent over a decade of her life trying to keep a roof over their heads. She’s learned the hard way that love is a luxury and that the price is way too high. When her sister Josie announces she wants to marry a boy she’s known for less than a month, Kesa immediately forbids it.

Shannon Dealan is floored when her son-by-choice says he wants to get married to a girl he’s just met. Shannon has real reason to scrutinize any strangers who come into Paz’s life. She’s not about to let him do anything stupid – and that includes believing in love at first sight. She knows too well there’s no such thing.

Hoping to soften the objections of their jaded, overbearing elders, Josie and Paz arrange for them to meet and discuss the future like civilized adults…but absolutely nothing goes as planned.

 

THE INHERITANCE

by Ali Vali
narrated by Lori Prince

Augusta “Tucker” Delacroix is perfectly content running a successful oil field supply company until her brother and business partner, Jim Bob, dies suddenly. Things go from bad to worse when she gets a call from Monique, a beautiful stranger who turns out to be Jim Bob’s mistress and mother to his son. Monique needs financial support for her child, and Tucker steps up – it’s what family does. Willow Vernon has never approved of her sister’s affair with a wealthy married man, but when Monique becomes ill, Willow assumes care of her nephew. When Tucker insists that financial support should give her custody rights, Willow’s ready to go to battle. Tucker’s the same kind of irresponsible philander as Jim Bob, and she’s not falling for the Delacroix charm like Monique had, no matter how tempting Tucker might be. Family ties bring Tucker and Willow together, but they could also tear them, and any chance they have at love, apart.

 

TEMPTATION

by Kris Bryant
narrated by Brittni Pope

Cassie Miller is broke. Her parents cut off all funding when she dropped out of medical school, and graduate school is expensive. A full-time nanny job at the Wellington estate is the answer to her problems, except working for beautiful, successful Brook Wellington wasn’t in the job description.

Brook has always had a head for business. Born into a global shipping empire, she sits at the helm running it with skill and savvy. But success comes at a cost. Her priority is her six-year-old son, but she can’t be in two places at once. Hiring a nanny isn’t the perfect solution, but it would certainly help, and Cassie came highly recommended. If only she wasn’t so damn attractive.

Can Cassie and Brook deny their growing attraction and keep things professional? Or will they sidestep propriety and give in to temptation?

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

 

CALLING ALL LESFIC AUTHORS!

I Heart Lesfic is coordinating a Valentine’s sale that will run February 10 through February 14.

The deadline to enter is Feb. 3rd. Click here for the deets.

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

 

PROJECT LAUGHTER

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.

So, I’m starting a theme on I Heart Lesfic for 2020. I’m calling it 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.

Check out Jean Copeland’s story and enter for a chance to win a copy of Spellbound. Click here to read Jean’s guest blog.

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


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High Times and Misdemeanors at Women’s Week By Jean Copeland

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 Jean Copeland is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Jean is giving away an ecopy of Spellbound. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away Jean.

High Times and Misdemeanors at Women’s Week

I wish I could say this highly embarrassing moment happened long ago in the heyday of a misspent youth. But alas, I cannot. The moment I’m sharing is far more mortifying as it happened recently in Women’s Week, Provincetown, MA, in what could only be described as a glimpse into a misspent middle-age.

An auspicious beginning to the extended weekend quickly plummeted into debauchery thanks to some fervent mid-afternoon pre-gaming with vodka, after which my friends and I shuffled down to the Harbor Lounge for the annual Bold Strokes Books meet and greet. This time-honored autumn tradition in which we “esteemed” authors socialize with each other and the devoted readers who join us for the annual pilgrimage is the quintessential moment when one should put her best foot forward. Regrettably, after putting my fourth cosmo forward, my comportment began to resemble less an esteemed novelist and more an amalgam of, oh, let’s say a drunken uncle and a guy named Chad at an Ivy-league frat party.

How do I know this? Not from my own memory but from details I strung together from reports that began rolling in the next day as I ran into each woman I’d encountered the night before in my early-bird, vodka-fueled stupor.

By all accounts, I gaily careened through the meet and greet crowd, spilled some of my cosmo on a reader’s shoe or hand or both, (clearly, not enough of it to slow me down), and lied to a bartender so a friend could smuggle in a contraband screwdriver, a flagrant breech of P-town’s open-container law.

One of the highlights was when I lost my footing and landed face-first into the ample cleavage of a BSB volunteer. I refer to this as one of the highlights because, well, yes, it got worse. The final puzzle piece fell into place when I’d returned to the scene of the crime Saturday night to bid farewell to other authors. It was there that a harvest moon brought to light the full extent of my inglorious escapades.

Apparently, in greeting a popular author and acquaintance, I’d slammed her with a wet one on the lips instead of the more decorous and less male-politician-over-60 cheek-air kiss. Upon lamenting that I had “Me-too-ed” her and thus, doomed my chances of a potential Supreme Court nomination in the future, she’d graciously replied, “It’s okay. I consent.” After she’d said that it, I allegedly laid another one on her.

While I am in no way qualified to campaign for a Supreme Court nomination, (I’m not even a lawyer), a girl still likes to dream. What’s worse is that I behaved like the druncle nobody wants to sit near on holidays, and that is not okay for several reasons, not the least of which is that I’ve always been the cool lesbian aunt everyone wants to sit near.

Despite the cringe-worthy embarrassment and two potential misdemeanor charges, Women’s Week was amazing, as always. I reveled in my lucid moments with friends, powered through a reading under the spell of a dreadful hangover, and learned how gracious and tolerant women can be in the most trying of situations. I also gleaned that while my alter ego, Vodka Jean, likes to come out and play occasionally at home, she has no business accompanying me on trips where making a classy impression is in order.

Viva la cosmopolitans.

GIVEAWAY

SPELLBOUND

by Jackie D. & Jean Copeland

Hazel Abbot spent her whole life unaware she was a witch. When a spell thrusts her great-aunt Sarah Hutchinson forward from the Salem witch trials of 1692 and lands her in Hazel’s bookstore, everything Hazel thought she knew about herself changes. Complicating matters, Raven Dare, a supernatural hunter, informs her that they’ve all been summoned by the Queen Witch, Morgan le Fay.

Morgan compels Hazel, Sarah, and Raven to correct the shift in the realms of good and evil by ridding the world of the evil that followed Sarah into modern day. If they fail, the forces of white magic will be extinguished forever. But completing the perilous mission, convincing Sarah to return to Puritan life, and resisting their growing attraction for each other might prove more difficult than Hazel and Raven ever anticipated.

  • 1 winner
  • Prize: 1 e-copy of Spellbound

Spellbound Giveaway

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Jean Copeland is an author and English/language arts teacher at an alternative high school in Connecticut. For her first novel, The Revelation of Beatrice Darby, she won the Alice B. Readers Lavender Certificate and the 2016 GCLS Goldie Award for debut author, and was a Goldie finalist in the historical fiction category. In addition to her novels, Jean has published numerous works of short fiction and essays online and in print anthologies. When not exploring the world of lesbian fiction, she enjoys watching her students discover their talents in creative writing and poetry, traveling, relaxing by the shore, and good wine and conversation with friends. Organ donation and shelter animal adoption are causes dear to her heart.

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: January 14th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

WOODEN HEART
Hearts by the Sea: Book 1

by Melissa Redden

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Alex Scott is moving to Maine for a fresh start after leaving a trail of broken hearts back home. Meeting Jennifer Baker sends Alex’s world into a tailspin. Will Alex and Jennifer be able to overcome their pasts and start a future together?

Trigger warning: Stalking

 

FULL OF WOE
Monday’s Child: Book 3

by Sienna Waters

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Only love can heal a broken heart…

After country music star Beth ‘Harmony’ Grey breaks down on-stage she literally crash lands in Alman. The tiny mountain town wasn’t where the grieving widow planned on staying, but she finds the anonymity of small-town life both calming and healing.

Bookshop owner Skye Perry was never looking for a relationship or even company. But Alman’s failing economy means that there’s not a bed to be had in town, so when she’s called on to offer her spare room to a car-crash victim she can hardly say no.

Skye wants to save her ailing town, Beth wants to go back in time to say one last goodbye to the only woman she thinks she can love. But both of them need a little something from someone else. And when emotions start to come into the picture, they’ll need to decide whether they can put the past behind them and truly move on.

There’s nothing Skye won’t do to save her town, and there’s nothing Beth won’t do to hold onto the past. But love has a way of finding you whether you want it to or not. Can a heart heal to love again? Or are the scars of the past just too painful?

 

THE RV RANCH

by Tey Holden

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Physically and emotionally hurt during her last tour in Afghanistan, Joelle (Jo) McCallister returned home. When neither her military accolades nor the exploits of her new Bohemian lifestyle fill the void in her life, she takes to the road in her RV in search of purpose and meaning to her life. An early blizzard leaves her stranded in the middle of Wyoming, where she meets Kate Nolan.

After her career dreams were crushed, Kate Nolan returned home to find her grandmother (Grams) ill, and her ranch falling apart. Her plans to rebuild go up in flames when a fire destroys the newly built cabins. Matters get worse when the bank manager shows up with default papers to repossess the property, and when bullets fly because outsiders with an interest in the ranch try to take it by force. When all seems lost, Jo asks Kate for the one thing that is most difficult for her to give, her trust. Jo calls her Army buddies to help solve the mysterious circumstances happening at the ranch.

Grams thinks Jo is the person who can restore Kate’s ability to trust again, and Kate the person who can heal Jo’s hurts and bring purpose to her life. Have the forces of nature conjured a plan to bring these women together to heal their wounds, save each other, and the ranch? Was Grams right about Kate and Jo? Or will the appearance of an ex-girlfriend and would be lovers ruin their chance for love?

 

HER HOLIDAY WISH

by Chanel Ivy

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The last thing Samanta Dodd wants is to spend the holidays hiding who she really is from her family and everyone back home, but thanks to an early Christmas present in the form of a layoff from her job, that’s precisely what she gets to do.

Sam despondently moves across the country away from the unfiltered life she had built for herself back into her childhood home, where she has to pretend she’s someone she’s not. Not long after arriving back in her hometown, Sam finds herself quickly and passionately falling into the arms of her long lost best friend, Brooke, whom she’s been in love with since she was thirteen. Sam also swiftly realizes that she may have grown up with blinders on. In reality, what she remembers from her childhood was not precisely the picture-perfect portrait she thought it was as family secrets are revealed in this moving and powerfully romantic lesbian coming out love story.

 

ALL IN

by Amy DeMeritt

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Lieutenant Ashton Hyland lives by a simple code of being All In as a firefighter, a friend, and a lover. She’ll risk her life to save anyone, even a tiny kitten.

She has a crew that trusts and adores her. A best friend who loves her above everyone else. But what she doesn’t have is someone who will be All In with her. She wants a wife and a family. But being a firefighter who risks her life for the lives of others makes it hard for lovers to see a future with her.

At forty-years old, time seems to be running out to have the full package – to have a full and happy life.

But when an ex decides to give their relationship another try, hope begins to burn bright. Can Ashton hold onto love and her career, or will everything burn in the fires of fear?

 

WANDERLUST

by Carol Wyatt

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Sam Santoro is back in her hometown after years working as a travel photographer.

Not much has changed, except the woman she’d fallen for all those years ago, her mentor, was no longer married.

Four years on from her divorce, Laura Bailey was still trying to figure her life out.

It turned out that leaving her husband and coming out had been the easy part.

Meeting someone was proving to be much more difficult.

When Sam and Laura bump into each other, sparks fly.

Some things never change, and their attraction to one another is obvious.

Will these two get a second chance at love?

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

THE INHERITANCE

by Ali Vali

Augusta “Tucker” Delacroix is perfectly content running a successful oil field supply company until her brother and business partner, Jim Bob, dies suddenly. Things go from bad to worse when the family’s lawyer introduces her to Monique, a beautiful stranger who turns out to be Jim Bob’s mistress and mother of his son. Monique wants Jim Bob’s son to be a Delacroix, and Tucker steps up—it’s what family does.

Willow Vernon has never approved of her sister’s affair with a wealthy married man, but when tragedy strikes, Willow assumes care of her nephew. When Tucker demands shared custody rights, Willow’s ready to go to battle. Tucker’s the same kind of irresponsible philanderer as Jim Bob, and she’s not falling for the Delacroix charm like Monique did, no matter how tempting Tucker might be.

Family ties bring Tucker and Willow together, but they could also tear them, and any chance they have at love, apart.

 

TEMPTATION

by Kris Bryant

Cassie Miller is broke. Her parents cut off all funding when she dropped out of medical school, and graduate school is expensive. A full-time nanny job at the Wellington estate is the answer to her problems, except working for beautiful, successful Brook Wellington wasn’t in the job description.

Brook has always had a head for business. Born into a global shipping empire, she sits at the helm running it with skill and savvy. But success comes at a cost. Her priority is her six-year-old son, but she can’t be in two places at once. Hiring a nanny isn’t the perfect solution, but it would certainly help, and Cassie came highly recommended. If only she wasn’t so damn attractive.

Can Cassie and Brook deny their growing attraction and keep things professional? Or will they sidestep propriety and give in to temptation?

 

EROTICA

 

IN HELEN’S HANDS

by Nanisi Barrett D’Arnuk

Mickey dreams of becoming a jazz pianist but instead spends her days arranging and transcribing other people’s music. When her idol, world-renowned jazz great Helen Robins, offers her a job, Mickey goes out of her way to prove she’s capable. But there’s more to Helen than meets the eye, and Mickey soon discovers a whole new world of erotic submission.

The agreement: As her mistress, Helen pushes Mickey to her sensual limits, delivering the pleasure only a BDSM lifestyle can provide her. As Helen’s submissive, Mickey serves her in any way she requires. Drawn into a seduction she never knew she needed, Mickey discovers her true identity in the thrill of passion and the test of pain. For Mickey, being in Helen’s hands is everything, but when desire gives way to something deeper, their bond is tested to the breaking point.

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

THE LESBIAN BILLIONAIRES SEDUCTION
TLBC: Book 2

by KC Luck

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The Lesbian Billionaires are back. Hotter. Steamier. Sexier than ever.

European billionaire Lila’s well-being, even quite possibly her life, is in danger. While keeping her promise to the club of no lovers for a year, she hides at extravagant locations around the world. Unfortunately, the threats still come and the billionaires decide she needs added protection. Only the woman they pick drives Lila wild with passion.

Jael Nassar, the tall, dark, and handsome soldier from the Middle East is asked to take leave and serve undercover as her bodyguard. When she joins Lila at a lavish and very private resort in the French Alps, Jael takes one look at the woman she must protect only to be struck with an undeniable desire.

With a passion forbidden, how will Lila and Jael coexist while they crave each other? Will they be seduced by the burning chemistry pushing them together?

 

THIEF OF THE HEART

by MJ Williamz

Hanson loves three things in life: roulette, priceless gems, and her globetrotting lifestyle. She makes a living seducing rich woman in casinos and relieving them of the expensive jewelry most won’t even miss. But her streak ends when she meets beautiful FBI agent Savannah Brown.

Savannah is determined to catch the infamous international jewel thief and suspects Kit after observing her in the vicinity of multiple thefts. She has to get close enough to catch her, and that means posing as her mark. She’ll let Kit seduce her and make the arrest when Kit steals the diamonds in the FBI sting. Savannah just has to stay focused on her assignment and not let sexy, charming Kit become a distraction.

Kit expects the plan to unfold like any other. A little sex. A little theft. No big deal. She doesn’t expect Savannah to steal her heart.

 

CRIMSON ROSE
Book 1

by Scott Kujawa

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When May received an advertisement for Crimson Rose, she wasn’t sure if she wanted to visit the adult club found outside her hometown. After thinking about it, May decided she wanted to experience the different events and pleasures found at Crimson Rose. Plus, she needed a place where she’d be able to get relief from the stress of running her accounting business. She didn’t know how her life would change after she visited Crimson Rose but she was eager to learn.

Catherine has been a member of Crimson Rose after she visited it for the first time. Having met May when May visited the club for the first time, Catherine decided she wanted to teach May what it meant to be a member of Crimson Rose. Catherine has enjoyed this role after she agreed to having Mistress Brianna be the one to teach her. Now, it was Catherine’s turn to work with May.

The longer the two spent time together, the more their feelings for each other strengthened. As they followed the roles they agreed upon when both understand what they’re getting into at the lifestyle found at Crimson Rose, May’s and Catherine’s feelings for each other strengthened.

 

ROMANTIC ACTION & ADVENTURE

 

FLIGHT TO THE HORIZON

by Julie Tizard

Airline captain Kerri Sullivan has a perfect life. Only one thing is missing—a woman to share it with. She’s had plenty of women on the road to success, but she’s never met “the one.” Flight attendant Janine Case is beautiful beyond measure, but comes across as aloof and untouchable. When Kerri and Janine are crewmembers on a flight to Hawaii, an unexpected kiss leads to smoldering attraction.

After Kerri is forced to make an emergency water landing mid-flight and the two women survive a harrowing rescue mission, all Kerri wants to do is follow her heart into Janine’s arms. But Jeanine is hiding a dark secret from her past, one that makes falling in love impossible. She’s on the run from her abusive ex-husband, and she’ll stop at nothing to protect her daughter, even if the cost is her own happiness.

 

FANTASY

 

THE HEIR
The Collins Trilogy: Book 3

by Kate Hershberger

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Shortly after the ending of “The Cure”, the Collins pack is quaking with excitement as Ceridwen is expecting her first child. Meanwhile, Darcy and Tamsin are enjoying their lives as newlyweds and adjusting to their new roles at the Collins Academy.

It would seem that all is right within the pack. That is until an ancient prophecy is uncovered along with a long-forgotten breed of werewolf that seems to have been living in plain sight all along.

Change looms on the horizon as the new heir is preparing to make their way into the world. Meanwhile, Darcy has to accept her destiny to ensure there is a future for the Collins pack as well as all of werewolf kind.

 

FANTASY ROMANCE

 

SPELLBOUND

by Jackie D. & Jean Copeland

Hazel Abbot spent her whole life unaware she was a witch. When a spell thrusts her great-aunt Sarah Hutchinson forward from the Salem witch trials of 1692 and lands her in Hazel’s bookstore, everything Hazel thought she knew about herself changes. Complicating matters, Raven Dare, a supernatural hunter, informs her that they’ve all been summoned by the Queen Witch, Morgan le Fay.

Morgan compels Hazel, Sarah, and Raven to correct the shift in the realms of good and evil by ridding the world of the evil that followed Sarah into modern day. If they fail, the forces of white magic will be extinguished forever. But completing the perilous mission, convincing Sarah to return to Puritan life, and resisting their growing attraction for each other might prove more difficult than Hazel and Raven ever anticipated.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

JAMIS BACHMAN, GHOST HUNTER

by Jen Jensen

Jamis Bachman never stays in one place for too long. Retired from the reality TV show Ghastly Incidents, she’s now a social media sensation, chasing ghosts, demons, and inter-dimensional aliens—in an effort to avoid her own.

When a desperate young couple sends Jamis a video of a poltergeist disturbance, she jumps on a plane to Sage Creek, Utah, not knowing her world is about to change forever. Ghost stories she can handle, but a violent poltergeist, a brutal unsolved twenty-five-year-old murder, and meeting the love of her life? She’s in way over her head.

Jamis thought she was the one chasing ghosts, but it seems as though something is chasing her…

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

 

CEO WIFE
Married for a Million: Book 2

by Annie Amos

Available in Kindle Unlimited

I’m a Big Bad Boss… but if I marry my domme, will she bring me to my knees?

Marley Lovecraft hits all her targets. Running her own business? Check. Millionaire by the time she hits thirty? Check. Marrying a stranger to win over a new client? If that’s what it takes, then screw it. Marley will do anything to ensure the success of her dating app. But marrying her mysterious, sexy dominatrix is more extreme than anything she’s done before. Has she got what it takes?

Raven Rose isn’t the sort of woman you mess with. She’ll walk all over you and get you to give her a foot rub afterwards. But when one of her clients, a beautiful, buxom blonde called Marley, makes her an offer – a marriage for a million – for once, the domme is floored.

What happens when a power-hungry CEO and a dominatrix are forced to live together as wives? Who’s in charge now? And what if the answer is neither of them? Someone else is out to conquer them… If Marley and her Mistress manage to come out on top… might love be the equaliser they’ve been looking for?

A suspenseful lesbian marriage of convenience novel. Expect laughter, tears, lust and love.

 

INTRIGUE & THRILLER / ROMANCE

 

MOON SHADOW

by Suzie Clarke

Justice might be satisfying, but revenge is far sweeter.

Computer programmer Rachel Portola has a target on her back. She’s developed a top-secret program and her boss, Justin McKinney wants it and the millions it will bring on the open market. Even if it means murder.

When Rachel’s plane crashes and she and her friends are forced to hike through the Alaskan wilderness to survive, she thinks the worst is over. Rachel can finally focus on her attraction to her best friend Claire and the unexpected love they share.

But Justin’s not giving up. Armed with only her instincts and a sharp knife, Rachel’s in for the fight of her life to protect what’s hers. The odds are impossible, the future looks bleak, and with everything that matters on the line, Rachel’s not letting anything get in her way.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

THE RULES OF LOVE
Rulebook: Book 1

by Cara Malone
narrated by Teri Clark Linden

Maxine Saddler has never been in love. She knows exactly what it looks like. She’s spent years studying the phenomenon in other people, but her Asperger syndrome makes it far too anxiety-provoking to attempt such a thing in her own life. Instead, she focuses exclusively on academics.

She’s 23 years old, starting grad school, and perfectly content to ignore the world beyond her textbooks. That is, until she meets Ruby Satterwhite, who makes Max want to give love one more shot.

Ruby is the consummate social butterfly – sorority president, extracurricular list a mile long, and stunning to boot. In short, she’s way out of Max’s league, and on top of it all, she kind of hates Max for how she blurts out whatever’s on her mind, no matter how blunt.

But when they’re thrown grudgingly together for a group project in their first class, the heavens open up and the sparks begin to fly. There’s only one problem – Ruby’s still pining for her perfect ex-girlfriend.

It’s time to turn on the charm like never before, but can Max master the rules of love?

 

UNKNOWN FORCES

by Samantha Hicks
narrated by Renee Elizabeths

Jennifer Wilson spent the last 17 years raising her younger sister Kelsey, after a boating accident killed their parents. It hasn’t always been easy – especially with her sister’s best friend, Riley Blake, always hanging around. Riley hasn’t had an easy life either. Growing up with an alcoholic father, abandoned by her mother when she was 10, Riley has learned to cope with being on her own. Her friendship with Kelsey is the only thing steadfast in her life, and she cherishes it.

When tragedy and secrets emerge, Jennifer and Riley must learn to lean on each other. The growing attraction between them only complicates matters. When events conspire to keep them apart, will they trust the unknown forces that keep pushing them together, or hide from their feelings forever?

 

GAME TIME
Girls of Summer: Book 2

by Kate Christie
narrated by Britney Gil

It’s late 2013, and the world’s best soccer players are gearing up for the 2015 World Cup. In London, Jamie has just completed her third year as a professional footballer at Arsenal Ladies F. C. Only one soccer dream still eludes her: a spot on the US women’s national team.

Emma, a national team regular, has recently moved back to Seattle to play professionally in the NWSL, the latest incarnation of an American women’s pro soccer league. When the list of players invited to the latest national team training camp is released, Emma is uneasy to find Jamie’s name on the roster. As pro soccer players, they have crossed paths before, but they haven’t spent this much time together since high school.

Jamie, meanwhile, would do almost anything to earn the chance to play for her country at the highest level. Even if she had to share a room with Emma at team residency camp. Both women are hoping it doesn’t come to that.

Join Jamie and Emma for the latest installment in the ongoing story of their lives, loves, and would-be world championships in Game Time, book two of the best-selling Girls of Summer series.

 

THE SCORPION

by Gerri Hill
narrated by Abby Craden

Poking a sleeping bear with a sharp stick is foolish. Marty Edwards is about to be very foolish.

Investigative reporter Marty Edwards has found her niche: cold cases. She loves poring over old notes, hunting down long-forgotten witnesses, and digging down through the layers of an unsolved murder case. But this time, Marty is digging where someone obviously doesn’t want her. And that someone might also include the Brownsville Police Department. Why else would they assign Detective Kristen Bailey to baby-sit her?

Barely surviving two attempts on her life, Marty abandons Brownsville and the case. Danger follows her as the case turns red-hot. With Detective Bailey along for protection, they race along the Gulf Coast, neither knowing who, if anyone, they can trust. The hardest part is learning to trust each other before it’s too late for their hearts – and their lives.

 

CASE OF THE POODLE DOODLE
Unleashed: Book 6

by Erik Schubach
narrated by Claire Buchignani

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

Finnegan’s penchant for stumbling into misadventures is hard at work, embroiling her in a case involving purloined art, graffiti, and an adorable but goofy one-year-old poodle.

Fin and Jane have to juggle the monumental task of preparing their apartment for a future child, while jumping through the hoops of the adoption process with three viable candidates for their love. All while dealing with a victim and his attacker whose roles are questioned by our intrepid dog walker.

Fin finds herself and her border collie Sir Calvin Cornelius Fluffytoes at odds with her NYPD detective wife, when she befriends the most unlikely of people on her quest for answers.

 

GUILTY HEARTS

by Jade Winters
narrated by Kyo Sija

Kathryn is a successful interior designer, whose personal life lacks the excitement she so deeply craves.

Rachel is young, uninhibited, and always on the lookout for fun.

When the two women meet, the attraction is instant and electric. But, unbeknownst to Kathryn, their meeting was not coincidental.

As genuine feelings between the women intensify, will their chance of happiness be destroyed by the truth?

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 

 

PROJECT LAUGHTER

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.

So, I’m starting a theme on I Heart Lesfic for 2020. I’m calling it 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.

Check out the first one by  Robyn Nyx. Click here.

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


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Being One of the Good Guys by Robyn Nyx

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 Robyn Nyx is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Robyn is giving away an ecopy of Uncharted. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away Robyn.

Being One of the Good Guys

Embarrassing stories to make you laugh…with me, rather than at me I’d hope. That’s the remit of this wonderful new project from TB Markinson. So here I am. I’m lucky that I don’t embarrass or shame easily. I’m not embarrassed by any part of my body. I’m not mortified by explicit conversations about sex, rather I welcome them. And any mistake is an opportunity to learn.

That said, when TB approached me about this blog, two episodes in my youth jumped immediately to mind. Beyond them, I’m happy to say that I can’t really think of any others. As I said, it takes a lot to embarrass me. But I’m in my fifth decade now, and what was mortifying as a kid is a shrug of my shoulders now…except for these two little tales. I was only asked for one though, so I had to decide which one that would be. One involved blood and a bicycle, the other role play and nakedness. I probably shouldn’t share either, but TB has already shown the way with her story of peeing her pants, so screw it.

I’ve always been an experimental kind of person, even as a youngster. I think it was an old boyfriend who’d given me this particular item in the hope that he might get to use them on me. Otherwise I don’t know where I would’ve sourced them. This was a time before the internet or specialist sex shops for women. And I was about fourteen, so a trip to Sh! in London wouldn’t have been an option anyway.

Handcuffs. Not the old police issue kind, of course. Just the bog standard, stainless steel cuffs. I grew up on the old TV shows with the handsome heroes like Michael Knight in Knight Rider, Face Benedict in the A-Team, even Bruce Bixby in the Hulk. And at some point in almost every episode, they ended up shirtless. They had to throw on their denim or leather jacket over their otherwise naked torso and run away from the bad guys after saving the girl…at least, that’s how I remember it now.

I don’t quite know how I made the leap from that to the predicament I placed myself in that afternoon. Dad was at work most probably. That’s where he had to spend a good deal of his time to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table, because we were a working class family. My two brothers, I can’t account for. I just know they weren’t in the house. My mum was food shopping.

I was alone in the house with a battered denim jacket and a pair of handcuffs. I managed to put myself in them, hands behind my back. Why? I wanted–then and still now–to be the hero. I’d been captured by the bad guys and had to escape in order to rescue the hot woman in distress (also captured by the bad guys).

So far so good.

Except the guys in the TV shows and the movies made it look easy. A paperclip, a stray screw, a matchstick. I’d seen all of those things used to unpick the lock on the silver screen. But I had an advantage. I had the key. That made it super easy, didn’t it?

Turns out, it’s not so easy to fit a tiny key into a small lock when you can’t see the damn hole.

My bedroom was on the front of the house, which was handy. I could keep an eye out on the top of the street to see when Mum was coming home. And that time was fast approaching. I’d spent at least fifteen minutes trying to get out of the handcuffs, to no avail.

The inevitable happened. Mum’s old silver Cavalier turned into the top street. Panic. I fiddled furiously, but I couldn’t get it in the hole (laugh it up, bright girl).

Mum turned into our street. Into the driveway. Got out of the car. Opened the garage door. Back in the car. Drove into the garage.

Still that fucking key wouldn’t get in the bloody hole.

Mum came in the back door just as I finally slipped the impossibly small key into the left cuff. A quick turn, and one hand was free. “Hi, Mum,” I shouted, hoping she would be busy bringing in bags of shopping.

But no. Her first priority was to say hi to her daughter, wasn’t it? I stood at my bedroom window as I heard her come through the hallway.

“Hi, sweetheart. Would you help me with the shopping?” she asked as she came into my bedroom.

I didn’t move. I remained at the window, battered denim jacket over my otherwise naked torso, my right hand holding the left cuff and stuffed in my jeans pocket. “Yep. No problem.”

“What are you doing?”

She was by my side in a few short steps. She appraised the situation with a quick glance, took in the outfit I was sporting, and smiled before walking away.

“I’ll make a start on the bags, sweetheart.”

You can win a copy of my latest book, Uncharted, by clicking here. It’s all about the good guys versus the bad guys. There are no handcuffs, but the hero does get captured, and I can guarantee that she gets the hot girl.

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UNCHARTED

by Robyn Nyx

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

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

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

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Robyn Nyx lives in England but enjoys traveling all over the world in search of inspiration. She loves to create complex characters to weave into stories that remind us of the darker side of human nature in the hope that we might cultivate the light. Make contact and find out more at robynnyx.com

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: January 7th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

THE THIRD ACT

by Michele L. Rivera

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Nearly a decade ago, Sophie Chapman stepped into the newest bistro in Boston to see what the buzz was about when owner’s charming daughter, Brynne Wheeler, offered to keep her company. The two quickly became enamored with one another, their chemistry undeniable.

Except Brynne never noticed the wedding ring on Sophie’s finger and Sophie made no mention of her wife.

On the day that Sophie ended her affair with Brynne in an attempt to save her troubled marriage, she made Brynne a promise, and hat was the last time they spoke.

Years later, after a divorce, Sophie returns to Boston, hopeful that Brynne will take her back, but it seems that Brynne has moved on. Or has she?

 

HER CARNAL UNDOING
Her Carnal Games: Book 3

by Chanel Ivy

Available in Kindle Unlimited

In this third and final installment in the Her Carnal Games Series, Emma lets Mia into her world, but is it more excitement and drama than Mia can take? Mia’s mounting passions for Emma make her desperate to be part of Emma’s world, and Mia tries desperately to protect her new family from the entities known and unknown that threaten them.

When a dangerous and terrifying turn of events threatens Mia’s son Todd, she finds that she’s capable of being more ruthless than she ever could have expected.

 

THE GOODE GOVERNOR

by J.J. Arias

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Governor Georgia “George” Fernandez has just announced her re-election campaign when a scandal implicating Mila, a younger woman working as an exotic dancer, threatens to derail her run. Her quick-thinking chief-of-staff spins the disaster by having Mila, a recent graduate of George’s alma mater Goode College, join the staff.

From the moment they meet, Mila and George’s interactions are fraught with tension. Mila’s direct manner and disregard for rules are anathema to George’s conservative nature and need for control.

As they work together, the women find themselves drawn to each other and unable to resist the lure of a physical and emotional entanglement. Mila might be exactly what George needs to access the vulnerability she forgot existed. But George has never been one for risks, neither with her heart nor her career.

 

AS FAR AS IT TAKES

by Natalie Debrabandere

Available in Kindle Unlimited

HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU FALL AND GET BACK UP?

New Zealander Jaime Savage is no stranger to adversity. Her life could have ended with her pro mountain bike career; or during the alcoholic years that ensued… But Jaime got back up. Now, as a gym owner and Life & Fitness Coach, she is a role model for many. When trusting the wrong guy lands her in financial trouble, in steps a woman who is every bit as tough, smart, and talented. A powerful ally who can show her who’s boss is Jaime’s weakness. Falling in line has never been more enjoyable… Falling in love, never easier. But does Jaime’s charismatic lover carry a dark secret? Is she about to suffer her biggest fall, one she won’t recover from? And will the past catch up with everyone… EVENTUALLY?

 

THE SUMMERS WE LOST

by Helen Blacksmith

Available in Kindle Unlimited

After the death of her mother, successful physical therapist Tara Jameson returns to her family’s beach house in the Outer Banks. It is her first visit since her heart was broken. Tara’s mother disapproved of her daughter’s love, Gwen Patterson, so she made certain that they wouldn’t continue their relationship.

Instead of returning to the house they had visited every year, the Jameson’s suddenly were not coming back to the Outer Banks. Forced to go in different directions, Tara and Gwen moved on with their lives but never forgot the relationship that was abruptly cut short.

Now, reunited after thirty years, the two women immediately pick up where they left off and eventually the tension between them escalates. But has too much time passed? Will it only be a summer fling to end what was left unfinished or will they finally be able to build a future together?

 

GUITAR GIRL

by Grace Parkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Ava Sierra knew from a young age that she was destined for the stage. What she didn’t know was the turbulent drama that was on its way into her life.

As she battles it out for the chance to break through into the music industry with her rebellious band, she collides with rival Charlotte Thunder who seems all too familiar.

Loud music, unrequited love and an unexpected chain of events will keep you turning pages in this new exciting lesfic by budding author Grace Parkes.

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

LOST AND FOUND

by Natasha West

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Sophie meets April, the attraction is immediate and fierce. After three months, they’re both in deep. And then April vanishes off the face of the earth. Sophie is mystified and devastated.

Two years later, Sophie is trying to get on with her life. Until Sophie’s best friend spots April in another town. Sophie needs answers and goes to find her lost love to demand them. But when she finds April, she doesn’t get the answers she’s expecting. What she gets is a story of danger, deceit and intrigue. As well as a lot of old sparks flying. But can Sophie and April find their way back to each other? Or will April’s past find them first?

 

AMERICANS ABROAD
Books 1-3

by Miranda MacLeod

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Fall in Love with Miranda MacLeod’s Americans Abroad Romantic Comedy Series!

This collection contains the first three full length, standalone novels in the Americans Abroad series, each one featuring an American woman traveling or living abroad and finding love with another woman in humorous and unexpected ways.

 

FANTASY

 

TAMING THE WIND
Warrior Class: Book 2

by S. L. Kassidy

This sequel to Warrior Class – Sky Cutter finds Princess Nakia Lysand has been returned to her homeland and Queen Ashni Akshay has her tribute, enough money to conquer the West. They should both be happy, but they are miserable. Nakia has a forced marriage to worry about and Ashni’s mind isn’t on her dream anymore. All Ashni wants to do is get Nakia back and all Nakia wants is to return to Ashni. Can they find each other again?

Warning: Has some graphic violence.

 

A QUANTUM SINGULARITY
Nexus: Book 3

by C.A. Farlow

This is the conclusion to the Nexus Trilogy, Lauren and Alex’s return from Earth reality is interrupted by the exiled traitor Gwenhywfach, Chief of Clan Cador. The traitor grabs Alex out of the quantum tubula and spirits her away. Thus begins the chase and rescue, uniting old friends and making new alliances that will strengthen Terra and her history.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

MARKED
Shadow City: Book 1

by C.M. Blackwood

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Dani Ford, a detective in the SCPD, knows this all too well. The murder rate is the highest in the country, and though it isn’t quite as bad as, say, El Salvador, it certainly gives Mexico a run for its money.

Immigration has been a big issue in America lately – but you can be damned sure nobody’s immigrating to Shadow City. If you sent them an invitation, they’d hop back over that fence so fast, the authorities working the border would pull them out a chair and fix them tea and cookies.

Murder, robbery, rape. This is all really bad stuff, no doubt – but for Dani, it’s the norm. What’s not normal is being sent to a local nightclub called Bloody Teeth to investigate a kidnapping case, and then getting attacked by a woman with fangs. And then – to add a creepy cherry to the top of the sinister sundae – being defended by another woman with fangs.

What the hell is going on in this damned city? Dani is determined to find out. She’s never believed in vampires. She’s never believed in magic. Her parents died in a car accident when she was sixteen, and from then on out it was nothing but the hardcore real world. But now . . .

She’s seriously crushing on Risa, the woman who saved her from being mauled at Bloody Teeth. They’ve shared a strange connection ever since. As it turns out, Risa – who doesn’t like Edward Cullen all that much but seems to be his charming female vampire counterpart just the same – left her “mark” on Dani, an invisible brand that recognizes them as soulmates. But Risa’s world is perilous, even more so than the one Dani’s used to, and Dani has to decide if she wants to take the risk.

All she knows is that she’s been marked, and it will change her life forever. . .

 

WITCHING MOON

by Poppy Woods

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Alandra Michaels is your everyday, run-of-the-mill, ordinary witch. She doesn’t have an affinity for an element, like her sister. She can’t speak to the dead, like her mother. Even her familiar–Beezelbub the moth–is a plain, non-threatening insect. Alandra is fine with that; she knows what she is and what she isn’t.

Or so she thought . . .

When a spell goes wrong and a gorgeous woman shows up in her living room claiming to be the Moon, everything changes for Alandra and her magical abilities will be put to the test.

Can she reverse the spell and send Luna back to her realm?

Celestials never go to Earth anymore. When witches figured out they could harness their energy for ultimate power, celestials closed the doors to their own realms.

When a beautiful young witch accidentally summons Luna to Earth, the clock begins ticking. Can she make it home before she’s sacrificed for her power?

Will she even want to?

 

SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

WORLDSHIP FILES: FIREWYRM

by Erik Schubach

When the Earth is threatened by a slowly expanding sun, mankind embarks upon a mission to send a mammoth Worldship to settle a new planet across the stars. The preternatural races step out of hiding to work with the humans to save what they can from their dying world. With the aid of the Fae, shape shifters, Vampires, and other creatures of supernatural lore, the Worldship, Leviathan, is complete one thousand years later.

Fire is the most terrifying concept on an interstellar spaceship like the Leviathan. Enforcer Knith Shade is tasked to investigate one that threatened the Alpha-Stack of the Worldship and uncover who was responsible for it when Queen Mab is the primary suspect.

But Queen Mab has more tricks up her sleeve, and the investigation brings Knith back into contact with her ex, much to the chagrin of Princess Aurora who may or may not be in a relationship with Knith.

Things are never as they seem as Enforcer Shade soon discovers, when she finds that the myths and legends of beings called Firewyrms may not be so mythological after all.

 

COME TO MY DOOR
The Alpha God: Book 2

by Lexa Luther

Charlie always swore she’d go out with a bang!

But it isn’t her time, at least not in Kal’s eyes. Charlie questions why her Alpha lover, Kal, has resurrected her. Not ready to face what else Charlie has triggered besides new feelings, she tackles a new mission to find her missing crew member, Starr, who is sold into slavery. But, can she save Starr in time? And can she be ready for what changes are coming to Kal, herself, and even the future of Kander?

Disclaimer: The book has a female lead character with a penis.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

GOLD

by E.J. Noyes
narrated by Abby Craden

When you spend your life at the top, there’s only one direction you can go.

Pro alpine skier Aspen Archer’s downfall happened in the worst possible way – a career-ending crash on a gold medal run at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Aspen packed up her broken life, picked up her broken body, and now hides in comfortable obscurity at ski resorts around the world, coaching tourists and ignoring her problems.

Cate Tierney knows who Aspen Archer is, but the last place she expected to meet the former Olympian was during a ski trip to Australia. Hurt by a past relationship, and with a teenage daughter to protect, Cate’s initial reluctance is quickly overcome by her intense attraction. But with Cate’s vacation ending in a few short weeks and Aspen’s aversion to staying in one place, can their encounter be anything more than a fling?

When Cate discovers Aspen’s secrets, Aspen is forced to face everything she’d been trying to forget. And everything she’d forgotten she wanted. Aspen already knows the route from start to finish doesn’t always go as planned. Now she needs to figure out how to get herself back on course for good.

 

GREENGAGE SHELF

by Emma Sterner-Radley
narrated by Wendy Wolfson

Mysteries, taxidermy, and lonely hearts – what is a woman to do?

All is not well on the cosy but quirky English island of Greengage.

The mysterious rummaging and stealing from an old lady’s bookshelf exposes secrets and suspicious behaviour. Then there’s a cryptic lovers’ quarrel between two pub owners and an eccentric uncle interfering in affairs of the heart.

No wonder Kit Sorel – librarian and now reluctant private detective – is busy.

To make things worse, she’s worried about her relationship with the hardworking businesswoman and lady of the manor, Laura Howard.

Add a stuffed badger, dog walking bets, a Barbie balloon and a conundrum regarding the name Susan and you’ll be left wondering if Kit can handle these tricky situations? Or will the eccentric, comical Greengagers get in her way as usual?

More importantly, will this all be sorted out before this year’s kitten race?

 

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

by Julie Cannon
narrated by Melissa Sternenberg

Dress for success takes on a very different meaning. CFO Riley Stephenson finds herself in a particularly difficult position when the stripper she’s fallen for shows up at her office – as her new employee.

A Boss of Her Novella

 

ACCIDENTALLY TOGETHER

by Jade Winters
narrated by Amy Putt

When Emma witnesses a burglary in the apartment opposite, she has every intention of doing the right thing: report it and move on. However, things don’t go quite as planned. Emma is stunned to discover the apartment belongs to Lauren, her first crush who she hasn’t seen in 14 years.

The return of her old amour reawakens a latent desire. Can Emma reignite the passions of her past, or will the reason Lauren left, all those years ago, tear them apart once again?

 

WELCOME TO RUBY’S

by KC Luck
narrated by Stephanie Nemeth-Parker

Allie Dawson and her group of friends consider Ruby’s their second home. The bar is where they all go to commiserate over drinks about crappy jobs, wrecked relationships, and life in general. Everyone is family and everyone comes to Ruby’s. Even though her job sucks, Allie’s life appears to be taking an especially good turn when a gorgeous dark-haired stranger comes walking into Ruby’s and sweeps her off her feet. As much as she wants to deny how she feels, the chemistry between them is an 11 on a scale of one to 10. Struggling through a nasty divorce, Vivian Wade is not looking for any more complications in her already crazy life, but when she goes north to Portland to check on business, she sees a blonde woman who takes her breath away. Although a relationship is the last thing she wants, she cannot deny what her body is telling her. When their worlds collide, all starts perfectly, until Allie learns Ruby’s has been sold to an investor. A woman from Los Angeles, named Vivian, who plans to change everything.

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 

 


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A Huge Thank You

Dear lesfic fan,

Today’s newsletter doesn’t contain any new releases since I’m recovering from hosting the mega sale and all the holiday madness.

Also, I wanted to take the time to say thank you for supporting IHL in 2019. This has been the most successful year for the website, and I couldn’t have done it without your support.

As a way of saying thanks, I’ve put together a giveaway. One winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card and signed copies of A Shot at Love, Reservations of the Heart, and Holly & Ivy.

Just click here to enter.

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

TB

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New Lesfic Goodies: December 24th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

NEXT IN LINE FOR LOVE

by Harper Bliss

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Can the road to the top take you on a path to love?

After ten years abroad, Alexandra ‘Ali’ Lennox’s father asks her to move back to Los Angeles to head the family company, Lennox Breweries.

The company’s COO, Jill Gold, has dedicated twenty years of her life to Lennox Breweries and is not amused when she’s asked to mentor Ali, who she considers to be nothing more than a privileged trust-fund brat.

Even though they don’t see eye to eye, Ali and Jill will have to learn to trust each other for the sake of the company—and each other.

Can Jill change her mind about Ali’s smug entitlement? And will Ali be able to come to terms with the past hurt that drove her away from L.A. in the first place?

 

HER CHRISTMAS CAROLE

by Margaux Fox

Available in Kindle Unlimited

n 1995, Jo and Carole fell wildly in love and lust and everything in between, running around the countryside as teenagers.

Tragedy struck and circumstances changed drastically leaving Carole in London focussing on her career and Jo in the countryside trying to save her failing farm.

Every year they see each other only on Christmas day and always on Christmas day. Each year they exchange Christmas Cards and letters. Each year they are polite, yet distant.

Twenty five years of pain and loss have passed and Carole and Jo are all grown up. Can they find a way to heal their wounds and the distance between them and rekindle the greatest love either of them have ever known?

What really happened to tear them apart all those years ago?

 

BEGIN AGAIN
Tahoe Series: Book 4

by Nicole Pyland

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Chris Florence’s circumstances had never been ideal, but they’d gotten worse after a car accident took the lives of her parents and left her with a kid brother to support. She’d always wondered if she was raising Wesley the way they’d want him to be raised while she juggled waiting tables at a pizza place in South Lake Tahoe with parenting a now teenage brother. She had friends, but their lives were so different from her own, Chris had always felt like she was on the outside looking in.

Paxton Williams only planned to visit her sister, Adler, in South Lake. She was supposed to stay for a few days, check in on her big sister, and return to Seattle. Instead, Paxton finds an old rundown hotel, meets Christina Florence, and her life suddenly has a purpose. She could return to Seattle and remain the owner of her real estate business, or she could take a chance and turn a rundown hotel into the best place to stay in Tahoe and take a chance on the woman that doesn’t let her get away with anything.

With the arrival of Paxton, Chris’s life turns upside down. It’s Chris’s decision, though. All those changes, all those feelings could cause Chris pain or could possibly give her the life she’d always dreamed up for herself and her family.

 

MIDNIGHT

by Bryce Oakley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Zoey McCarren goes by many labels: keyboard player, fashion industry darling — but she is not a lesbian. As the only not-queer woman in the infamously queer band, The Shrikes, she spends an exhausting amount of time resisting that title. In fact, she’s spent so much time being the not-lesbian that it would be a cliche if she ever did find herself attracted to a woman. Luckily, she’s too busy focusing on her career to date at all.

Pia Marino has everything she’s ever wanted. Almost. She’s the host of a popular daytime talk show, she’s a household name, and people respect her. She’s achieved such wild levels of success by her mid-40s that others only dream about. But most people don’t realize that the smiles and comedy conceal that tragedy has underscored her life in the ten years since her wife’s death.

When Pia and Zoey find themselves alone together at midnight at a New Year’s Eve party, neither one expects anything more than a simple kiss to distract themselves from the loneliness they feel. And after, when they find that one kiss wasn’t enough…

But they soon realize that secrets and lies do nothing to dull the ache of hiding their true selves, and who they bring out in one another.

 

CALLING MRS CLAUS

by Charlie Conwell

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The last thing Ann Peeters wants is to have five months of Christmas thrown in her face. However, that’s exactly what happens when her boss gives her a massive challenge. Not only does she have to transform the windows into a fantastic magical spectacle, but she also has to transform an entire floor into a Winter Wonderland. Enter Lina Wouters, a local craftswoman who doesn’t like commercialism or being the centre of an advertising campaign. Can they overcome their differences and create the Winter Wonderland they need? Will the warmth of Lina’s woodwork thaw Ann’s heart and lead to a Christmas to remember?

Watch as the sparks fly between the two women.

 

DECEMBER WISHES
A Year in Paradise: Book 12

by Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited

In the final installment of A YEAR IN PARADISE, we fly through town and catch up with every couple to grace the page so far. But while Christmas shopping and holiday parties light up the windows, one lonely resident comes to the unfortunate conclusion that Paradise Valley might not be for her.

Skylar Kersten originally moved to town with friend Mikaiya a year ago. Yet what Skylar quickly realized was that one could not simply pack up her bags and leave her worries behind. Paradise Valley is a small, claustrophobic town. It’s hard to make friends. It’s even harder to face one’s chronic singledom when happy couples grace every sidewalk.

While Skylar comes to terms with what she wants from life, the rest of Paradise Valley’s citizens rejoice in their strengthened bonds with one another. As the new decade approaches, one thing’s for sure.

It’s been an eventful year in Paradise Valley.

 

OTHER GIRLS

by Avery Brooks

Once upon a time, Sam and Ashley were other girls.

Three years after the loss of her wife to a brain aneurysm, 34-year-old Samantha Parker focuses her energy on caring for her young son, Jake. She can’t imagine ever falling in love again, so she focuses on putting one foot in front of the other and being the best mom she can be. It’s not a perfect life, but as long as her son is happy and her softball team keeps winning, everything is fine. That is, until Ashley Valence, the girl who bullied Sam throughout high school, moves back to New Orleans and joins the softball team. As tensions rise on the field, unexpected chemistry between the two women begins to grow.

No matter how much Sam wants to hate Ashley for the pain and anguish those teenage taunts caused, Ashley’s eyes hold only warmth now. And, as Sam slowly introduces Ashley into her life with Jake, she begins to let go of the past. But as their relationship progresses, all of the former hurts and resentments resurface for Sam, and she lashes out at Ashley. Sam understands that her anger is a byproduct of the events of the past and that Ashley isn’t the same girl she used to be. But when Sam begins to realize that she’s fallen in love with Ashley, she has to decide if she can truly trust her heart and find happiness with the woman who once hurt her so deeply.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

COLLIE JOLLY

by Leigh Landry

A sunny dog trainer. A grieving New Orleans photographer. The unruly pup that brings them together.

Ashley’s never owned a dog, much less trained one. But she’s not about to let that little detail stop her—especially during the holiday season—from applying for this dog training job. Her new gig is the perfect way to survive the recession while strolling the festive streets of New Orleans with a cute pooch. The biggest challenge? Heeling a growing attraction to her stunning shut-in of a boss.

When her girlfriend died a year ago, Madison found herself overwhelmed by grief and her girlfriend’s rambunctious puppy. Now the dog is an unmanageable, attention-starved reminder of everything Madison has lost. She’s still afraid to face the world, but her vibrant new dog trainer—with the help of a furry sidekick—is determined to bring light, laughter, and Christmas cheer back into Madison’s life.

 

EROTICA

 

THE THERAPIST
Jade’s Erotic Adventures: Book 18

by Victoria Rush

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Jade’s sex therapist friend Hannah invites her to attend one of her private sessions, she’s shocked at what she finds. Instead of merely talking through her clients’ problems, she encourages them to actively explore their bodies while she helps them lose their inhibitions.

During the initial session, Jade hides in a secluded location while a young college coed touches herself behind a private screen. As she listens to Hannah guiding the girl through her process of self-discovery, she becomes increasingly aroused in the privacy of her broom closet.

But when Hannah asks the girl if she’s ready to move on to a partnered session, Jade’s thrilled when Hannah invites her to join the girl in a mutual guided session. Join Jade as she watches the girl slowly lose her inhibitions and eventually pair up with her in an exciting and highly erotic rendezvous.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

TECHROMANCY SCROLLS: NEW CALI
Book 6

by Erik Schubach

Almost three thousand years after an extinction level event on Earth, mankind seeks to regain its former glory, in a new world where magic and technology collide.

As the aftermath of the war against Avalon settles, and life in the lands of Sparo return to a semblance of order, the matron of the library, Emily, also known lovingly as the Queen of the Scrolls, decides it is time for her to return home.

It was revealed in the war that Emily possessed magic, and had come from lands faraway to observe the people of Sparo and document their culture as the First Seeker of her Sect. Her homeland, New Cali, lay far to the south beyond the Fringe and out into the Uninhabitable Lands.

The diminutive librarian had determined that Sparo had surpassed New Cali in both knowledge and technology, even though they were still a people capable of great violence, and thus it was time that the two people met, to share their cultures and knowledge with each other.

An expedition is arranged, led by the Great Mother of the Mountain Gypsies, Laney of Wexbury. Laney faces her greatest challenge to date while confronting dark buried within her that is fighting to get out.

Old and new enemies abound, and if she survives what is in store for her, Laney will never be the same again.

 

PARANORMAL COZY MYSTERY

 

ONE DEAD VAMPIRE
A Rocky Fitzgerald Paranormal Cozy Mystery: Book 1

by Kris Ripper

In the city of Conquistos, California, things are frequently not what they seem. The police force has a strong gargoyle contingent, one of the high school’s best science teachers is a vampire, and Rocky Fitzgerald’s first great love—and current great frenemy—has rematerialized just when she thinks she’s got her life together. (Not rematerialized-rematerialized. Nichelle isn’t even a little supernatural.) Rocky 1.0 was an insecure queer girl who was afraid of selfies. Rocky 2.0 is an Insta-celeb fat activist with a serious following and a side hustle helping people fulfill their dreams.

Rocky’s life coaching job doesn’t exactly put her in the path of capital-D-Danger, and as an adopted human kid in a gargoyle cop family, no one expects her to save the world. But when her old chem teacher gets hauled in on suspicion of having murdered his husband, Rocky knows something’s not quite right. Finding out Mr. B is a vampire is one thing; investigating the twists and turns of vampire politics while attempting to not draw attention to herself and solve the mystery of who the real murderer is takes things to a whole new level of capital-C-Crazy.

When Nichelle Crawford shows up right in the thick of it—sorry, that’s Detective Nichelle Crawford these days—Rocky can’t decide if it’s a godsend or the universe trolling her. Together with her (borrowed) springer spaniel, she investigates a couple of vampire business moguls, goes up against a pharmaceutical company with a supernatural R&D section, and discovers a sex toy shop that deals in black market vampire meds. Also, she totally saves the day. (That’s her story and she’s sticking to it.)

 

DRAMATIC ROMANCE

 

FAITHFUL VALOR

by Isabella

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Sometimes danger isn’t found on a battleground—it’s sitting at your front door.

Nic Caldwell is back Stateside, working the job she was supposed to have before her most recent deployment, and living her best life at home. At least she thought she would be, except her PTSD is always in the background, dragging her back to her tour in Afghanistan. As she struggles to control her demons privately, her public life with Claire is almost picture perfect. However, a picture can’t show everything hiding just under the surface.

Claire Monroe has the love of her life back in one piece—almost. She’s trying to help Nic adjust to her new normal both physically and emotionally while also going back to school and raising their daughter, Grace. With all the difficulties Nic’s re-entry poses along with the new challenges of being an adult student, she wonders how she can guide them back to their old life while building a new one for herself.

Cece Ramirez has decided that the Army has served its purpose and she is ready for a new chapter in her professional and personal life. Retiring from active duty and moving on to a new role as a police officer on a college campus, she realizes that she’s traded camo, discipline, and rifles for book bags, bikes, and rowdy post-adolescents. While she and the students at Cal State Monterey Bay might be the same age, their pasts are vastly different, and the transition from soldier to college cop may not be as smooth as she hopes.

When a chance encounter at a near-base shopette challenges Nic’s authority and leaves her and her family in potential peril, Cece and Claire must pull together to back Nic up in peacetime, and right at home.

 

SALE ALERT

In just 2 days the IHL Mega Sale starts on December 26th with over 200 books steeply discounted.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

THE GOOD GIRL

by Madeleine Taylor
narrated by Tessa Stavers

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

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

 

TEMPORARY GIRL

by Robin Alexander
narrated by Lori Prince

Jodi Chenault has a lot of things going for her; she has a successful business, looks, and intelligence. And she’s a master flirt. She has no problem meeting women or getting dates. She just can’t hold on to any of the women she goes out with. It’s not because she’s unlikeable, she simply can’t handle commitment.

Val Mason is hoping to find the right woman to build a life with. At her best friend’s weeklong pre-wedding party, she meets one who appears to have potential, and she’s hooked. The only problem is, she’s unknowingly hanging her hopes on the Temporary Girl.

 

SECRETS IN A SMALL TOWN

by Nicole Stiling
narrated by Hollis Elizabeth

Town manager Savannah Castillo has everything under control, just the way she likes it. But when she starts to receive unsolicited gifts and messages from a stranger, her life turns to chaos. Against her better judgment, Savannah accepts Deputy Chief Mackenzie Blake’s help in the investigation and is more than a little annoyed when Mackenzie suggests herself as a part-time, live-in bodyguard.

Savannah isn’t Mackenzie’s favorite person. She’s rude and entitled, and she always has to have the last word. Always. But when she and her daughter, Eliana, need help, protecting them becomes more than just a job. Mackenzie’s mission is to find the person harassing them before they cause real harm. Savannah’s fleeting and incredibly sexy smiles don’t make the task any easier, and there’s no time for distractions.

Not when someone waits in the shadows, watching and preparing to strike.

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

 

LESFIC AUTHOR NEWS

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

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 


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New Lesfic Goodies: December 17th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

CHANGING THE SCRIPT

by Lee Winter

A funny, small-town lesbian romance about clashing cultures and daring to dream big.

LA-based English indie filmmaker Alex Levitin reluctantly takes a job in New Zealand to save the “worst movie ever”, Shezan: Mistress of the Forest. Things might go easier for her if she didn’t almost run over the standoffish, beautiful local cop on her first day in town. And it’d really help if her film set wasn’t being mysteriously sabotaged.

When Ika Whenu’s Senior Constable Sam Keegan isn’t trying to stamp out a motorcycle gang drug problem afflicting her town, she’s publicly slamming everything about the exploitative film, Shezan, and the Hollywood blow-ins making it. That includes its nerdy, cute director, Alex, who has woeful driving skills to go with her smart mouth.

Against the stunning scenery and chaotic film-set backdrop, attraction flares between the two warring women as they’re forced to work together to find the set saboteur.

This is a Breaking Character spin-off novel that can easily be read as a standalone story.

 

IF THE SHOE FITS

by E. J. Noyes

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

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

But how do you make that leap when you’ve never even considered kissing a woman, and have spent your whole life avoiding romantic commitments? Being brave, taking the first step, and admitting she wants to try to make things work with

Brooke is only the beginning. Whether it’s the beginning of a disaster—or everything Jana hadn’t realized she wanted—depends on if Brooke can also be brave enough…

 

LOVE FOR AUCTION

by Karen Klyne

Availble in Kindle Unlimited

Philippa Young had it as a flashy, sexy auctioneer with her own TV show. But when the glitter fades, she relocates to the little village of Cauthwell to start over. Kim Besson is lost. After her father dies, she gives up her life in Manchester and heads to Cauthwell to sell the family home. When the enigmatic, charming, older woman, Philippa, comes into her life, she starts to realise just what she’s been missing. But surely someone like Philippa wouldn’t be interested in a country girl like her…

 

HER CARNAL DESIRE
Her Carnal Games: Book 2

by Chanel Ivy

Available in Kindle Unlimited

In this second installment of the Her Carnal Games Series, Emma does everything she can to hide dangerous secrets about her past. But Mia’s mounting affections for Emma make her desperate to know everything. Mia tries perilously to discover what Emma is hiding and whom Emma is trying to protect her from. Will Mia be able to help Emma escape her past? Or will their carnal desires be both of their undoings?

 

A VERY MILLER CHRISTMAS

by Erica Lee

Available in Kindle Unlimited

*A short lighthearted sequel to best seller, Anyone But Her*

It’s been a year and a half since Charlie Miller and Reagan Cooper got together at the Miller Family Reunion, ruffling more than a few feathers along the way. Now, for the first time, Reagan is returning to the Miller house not as Jamie Miller’s fake girlfriend, but as Charlie’s very real girlfriend.

It’s Christmas and the whole Miller extended family has plans to spend the holiday together. Reagan is ready to propose to Charlie and has decided there’s no better place to do it than where they first met.

What could possibly go wrong?

 

CHRISTMAS WISHES

by Emma Collins

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Sydney dreads the sixty hours of community service she has to complete as part of her sentence, but it was still better than going to jail.

Ally, a long time volunteer at the local homeless shelter, knows Sydney’s type. She’s not there to help the community. She’s just ticking boxes.

As the two women get to know one another, there’s an attraction that neither of them can ignore.

Can they make it work despite their differences?

 

THE MORE THE MERRIER

by Elena Graf

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A Christmas short story from the bestselling author of High October. Maggie and Liz have been dreaming of a quiet Christmas since they got back together after being separated for forty years. This year they are determined to celebrate a romantic holiday alone. Their plans of sitting by the fire, drinking mulled wine and watching old Christmas movies get scuttled by surprise visits from friends and family. The Christmas chaos provides some holiday cheer and a touching lesson in the real meaning of Christmas.

 

THE SNOW LOCKET

by Ellen Jane

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Anna is spending Christmas pining over a girl she can’t have, but at least she knows life can’t get any worse… Until she finds out they’re working together at the Santa photo booth. Anna can make disaster happen on the best of days; she doesn’t need a regulation elf hat and a camera on standby.

But the mysterious Cate turns out to be as friendly as she is beautiful, and Anna’s fears of a Christmas disaster disappear in favour of beach dates and sangria.

Cue a magical locket, a psychic who seems to know more than she’s telling, and a miniature donkey named Taco, and maybe Anna is in for a different sort of disaster altogether.

The Snow Locket is a ~20k cosy lesbian romance set in Australia, full of mutual pining, family secrets, and Christmas magic.

 

MADE FOR EACH OTHER

by Allie Keane

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Amber and Jamie meet by happenstance, they are both instantly drawn to each other. It doesn’t take long for both women to realize there’s something special between them. A charming Christmas-themed date continues to deepen their feelings for each other.

There’s just one problem: the two women are seeking different things out of a relationship. Amber wants to prove that she can be committed, while Jamie wants to keep things casual.

Will their differences of heart force them apart? Or will they find a way to be with each other?

MADE FOR EACH OTHER is a standalone lesbian Christmas romance novella with an HEA.

 

EDUCATING EVE

by Anna Archer

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Nineteen-year-old soccer star, Manny Jones, is world famous. Her purple hair and unapologetic approach to her sexuality has been the talk of the Women’s World Cup. A magical player who seemingly has it all, until one horror tackle changes everything.

Going from hero to zero, Manny’s career comes to a grinding halt. Wanting to hide away from the humiliation, she returns to school to focus on her studies in the hope she can one day have another life.

Twenty-three-year-old PE teacher, Eve Eden, isn’t a fan of soccer, she prefers hockey. She’s not starstruck like everyone else at Ridgecrest Academy, which makes her the perfect tutor for Manny. They couldn’t be more different, but a spark between them quickly turns into a flame. Can the two women teach each other the lessons they both need to learn before their explosive affair is exposed?

With a cast of fun characters, Anna Archer, delivers a delectable lesbian romance that’s enchantingly naughty yet nice.

 

MY BOYFRIEND’S MOTHER

by S.K. Allen

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Jillian is going to hell. Her father told her so. She has been doing things with her Friend Sam, Her Preacher Father says will condemn her soul. So she finds herself a Boyfriend. Because if she’s with a boy she can save herself… Right?

Reyna is a young mother who had to put her dreams on hold. When in her vulnerable moments she entered in an Abusive relationship. Then the blue eyes of her son’s new girlfriend captivate her.

 

DON’T LET GO

by Cynthia Dane & Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When concierge clerk Rose Wu finally gets an introduction with the woman living in the illustrious penthouse suite, she doesn’t expect to meet Cindy Ling, the potential love of her life. Never mind the greatest, kinkiest lover she could ever hope to meet.

Yet when Cindy is consumed by the “shadow” in her mind, Rose persists. She’ll overcome her traditional family, her sheltered upbringing, and her insecurities if it means not only bringing Cindy out of the darkness, but reclaiming the world Rose knows they deserve to inhabit.

No matter how hard Cindy pushes her away, their carnal connection and fairy-tale romance are too pure to spoil. Rose has nothing to fear.

She won’t let go.

Trigger Warning: This book includes a frank take on mental illness, including depression and mania.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

FACE OFF

by PJ Trebelhorn

After a rocky start, Savannah Wells finally has everything she wants in life: family, friends, a cat, and her ice hockey team. If she could only convince her mother to stop setting her up on increasingly awkward blind dates, life would be perfect.

Professional photographer Madison Scott isn’t going to settle for less than the happily ever after she reads about in romance novels. But her new next-door neighbor is sexy as hell, so when Savannah suggests a fake relationship in hopes of getting her mother to stop interfering in her private life, Maddie’s all in.

When fake dating, fake kissing, and forced proximity start to feel a lot like falling in love, Savannah and Madison will need to face off and decide if exchanging pretend for reality is really possible.

 

THE CHRISTMAS BALL

by Lily Seabrooke

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Alice doesn’t want to go to this Christmas party. Pretending to be straight around all her family and the Fowler family for an entire month to prepare for a ball, for her to dance with the man they want her to marry is not in the top 100 ways to spend December. But since her family is paying her tuition, she can’t risk saying no. Besides, it’s only once every ten years. She just has to survive.

She thinks she can handle it, until she finds out her rehearsal partner she’ll be spending the month with is the same one from ten years before–and the first girl Alice ever liked. And unfortunately for her, her feelings haven’t changed.

The Christmas Ball is a 50k-word f/f romance with family drama, a secret romance, a childhood crush, plenty of mutual pining, and of course, they only have one bed.
Content warning for open-door sex scenes, queerphobia, and a really sleazy man.

 

DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?

by Erin Wade

Detective Kaden Snow’s last major case of the year may be her worst nightmare as she runs against time to locate a missing teenage girl lured to an unhappy ending by internet pedophiles. With Christmas just four weeks away Kaden knows much will fall through the cracks due to the holidays. Putting her faith in her rugged police dog Boss, Kaden leaves no stone unturned in her efforts to locate the missing girl. Things become complicated when Kaden falls in love with ninth-grade high school principal Ashley Benton. Smart and dedicated, Ashley finds herself drawn to the beautiful detective but too much stands in the way of their happiness. Ashley’s secret presents Kaden’s greatest challenge. Kaden’s distress increases as she realizes that the only woman she has ever loved may not be obtainable.

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

CHRISTMAS BIZARRE
Duckton-by-Dale: Book 3

by Emma Nichols

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Duckton-by-Dale has never been your average quintessential English village. And as preparations for the annual pantomime and winter solstice reach fever pitch, you just know that things are going to get even more bizarre!

With new visitors bringing mystery, suspicion, flamboyance and lust, past secrets and current desires will be revealed, bringing a dramatic conclusion to the Duckton-by-Dale series.

Expect humour, paranormal happenings, fun and laughter, and of course a large dose of romance in this bestselling lesbian romantic comedy series.

Merry Christmas one and all.

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE

 

CANDICE CUSHING AND THE LOST TOMB OF CLEOPATRA

by Georgette Kaplan

A full-throttle thrill ride with kick-ass lesbians, action, and more heat than the Sahara.

For years, mercenary Easy Nevada risked her life finding ancient artefacts for a mysterious benefactor. Now she’s after one last score, the biggest of all: a relic so cursed that it was buried with Cleopatra in a secret tomb over two thousand years ago. But to uncover it, she’ll need help.

By-the-book Candice Cushing only ever wanted to conduct archaeology the traditional way. Now the find of a lifetime is beckoning from the middle of the Sahara, but she’ll have to throw her lot in with Easy Nevada to get to it. The problem is, she doesn’t know if she even likes the fast-talking rogue, let alone trusts her. What’s more dangerous: the desert or her new partner?

Searing heat and burning chemistry mix with the danger of a vengeful zealot in this rollicking adventure. Working together, Easy and Candice might just be able to beat the odds. And maybe they’ll survive long enough to realize they want more from each other than just buried treasure.

 

TO THE BEAT OF THEIR OWN DRUM
Jems & Jamz: Book 3

by Nicole Higginbotham-Houge

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Before becoming members of Jems and Jamz, Spike Bianchi and Jemma Rodriguez were just two lost individuals, trying to find their way in life. Find out how one trip to Texas changed the course of their lives and spurred the evolution of the band known as Jems and Jamz.

 

FANTASY  

 

DAUGHTER OF FIRE: The Darkness Rising
Destiny & Darkness: Book 2

by Karen Frost

A compelling, original, evocative young adult fantasy novel for all ages. Part two of the Destiny and Darkness series.

Not three months ago, I’d been a daughter of the Ice Crown, the lands of snow and ice. Everything I had, everything I was, existed in a tiny world of its own, a single snowflake in a snowstorm. And then, like a candle blown out by careless lips, all of it had been extinguished in an instant.

The kingdom is under threat. A secret, desperate plot to change the course of history has been hatched in dark rooms.

Aeryn, a young student war mage from an isolated land of ice, has the powerful gift of fire. To save her world, she must draw around her a small group of fellow mages and allies at Windhall University. At her side is the beautiful healer in training, Lyse, who holds her heart. In front of her is nothing but questions, fears, and impossible decisions.

Conspirators are everywhere, shifting shadows that she can barely see. The longer it takes for Aeryn to find the answers, the more people will die. Her choices might cost her everything. Does she have the strength to do what needs to be done? Can Aeryn protect a kingdom she may not even want to save?

 

HISTORICAL FANTASY

 

FLOODTIDE

by Heather Rose Jones

The streets are a perilous place for a young laundry maid dismissed without a character for indecent acts. Roz knew the end of the path for a country girl alone in the city of Rotenek. A desperate escape in the night brings her to the doorstep of Dominique the dressmaker and the hope of a second chance beyond what she could have imagined. Roz’s apprenticeship with the needle, under the patronage of the royal thaumaturgist, wasn’t supposed to include learning magic, but Celeste, the dressmaker’s daughter, draws Roz into the mysterious world of the charm-wives. When floodwaters and fever sweep through the lower city, Celeste’s magical charms could bring hope and healing to the forgotten poor of Rotenek, but only if Roz can claim the help of some unlikely allies.

Set in the magical early 19th century world of Alpennia, Floodtide tells an independent tale that interweaves with the adventures.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

BEWITCHING LARAMY

by J. D. Light

Available in Kindle Unlimited

It’s been nearly a year since Briec met Laramy and started her campaign to win the woman. At first, it had seemed like she just might convince the hard-edged, over-literal beauty to be hers… but almost overnight, things changed. Laramy stopped returning her texts and seemed to be avoiding her at all costs. It didn’t deter her. She had a goal and that goal was to be mated to the gargoyle. So, she changed tactics, showing up at during the classes Laramy taught at the training facility, each time working harder and harder to gain her attention… until Laramy told her if she wasn’t serious, then to leave her alone. So, apparently, Briec was going to have to act like a grown-up. Should be too hard, right?

A misunderstanding when angry words are spoken causes Briec to change everything about herself, leaving Laramy feeling responsible and sad. She never wanted Briec to change. She loved the crazy garnet witch just the way she was. Now she has to figure out how to convince Briec of that, while dealing with feelings she’s never had to deal with before… like jealousy.

Bewitching Laramy is a Terra Mortis short. It would help if you’ve read the Terra Mortis series for the sake of knowing the background characters, but not knowing them won’t take away from the romance.

 

THE LIFE IN DEATH

by Ann & Michele Modtland

Combining strong elements of romance, mystery, and spiritualism, The Life in Death follows the life, death, and life-after-life of Tallon Monroe, a woman grieving over her murdered wife and unborn child. The Life in Death is a story of profound love that transcends the boundary between life and death.

The Life in Death includes violence, abuse, and suicide and is recommended for mature readers.

SPECULATIVE FICTION / ROMANCE

 

LUNAR ECLIPSE

by Gun Brooke

Moon De Cruz hasn’t had an easy life. Born a slave, she’s stationed aboard a Bramalian trader ship for twenty years. Miraculously, she survives a pirate attack and flees in an escape pod. As she crashes onto an uninhabited planet, she learns to become one with nature.

Four years later, Captain Beaux Lestarion is orbiting a virgin planet that appears rich in natural resources. She shuttles miners to the surface, but unexpected complications suggest someone is deliberately sabotaging their efforts to probe for stones, ores, and minerals.

When Moon saves Beaux’s life, Beaux is drawn to the beautiful young woman against her better judgment. Moon doubts a seasoned and cynical captain working for the government can help to defend the planet―no matter how attractive she might be. Reluctant allies or secret enemies―can love survive the challenge?

 

EROTIC SCI-FI

 

NEW BLOOMS & RISING STARS
An Idol Romance: Books 6-10

by Lily Lancaster

Available in Kindle Unlimited

New Blooms & Rising Stars is the follow-up five volumes of An Idol Romance, a sci-fi-themed, slice of life lesbian erotic romance series full of positivity and warmth.

Isla and her friends are no longer rookie idols, and have new challenges to face as they continue their rise to stardom.

Volumes 6-10 also introduce the concept of idol agencies and the differences between them and the more esteemed idol academies, including the addition of a new girl called Ema who fancies herself Isla’s rival…

 

MYSTERY

 

MANDATING MALICE
Book 25

by K’Anne Meinel

Who is Alice Weaver? The CIA believes they are about to find out…but are they? Do they really want to meet the real Alice Weaver? Perhaps, some things are better left hidden. Some agents think they already know who Alice is. After all, they have a file on her and so does the FBI. But what they know is only what Alice wants them to know. When Alice Weaver shares information with those in authority, they will be left scrambling for cover!

 

GRAVE DECISIONS

by Claire Highton-Stevenson

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Detective Inspector Sophie Whitton had hoped for something simple to ease herself back into the job following the Doll Maker case. She should have known it would never be that easy.

It’s hot, summer has arrived with a wave of heat that has the town of Woodington steaming, a powder keg waiting to explode. When Anita Simmons’ body is found on top of a grave, Whitton and Saint are perplexed as to why anyone would want to kill this woman. She’s a married mum of two who spends her life helping others. What could she have done to deserve this?

While working hard to catch the killer, Whitton is also working to fix herself. PTSD has taken its toll after the Doll Maker and she’s having flashbacks, imagining her lover Rachel at every scene. Now she’s seeing Dr Westbrook to work through her issues, but will it be enough to keep her relationship intact?

As the team delves deeper, they uncover a lot more than they anticipated. And when more grave murders are discovered across the country, Whitton realises that this isn’t an ordinary killer they’re chasing. It’s a vigilante set on restoring his own form of justice, acting as Judge, Jury and Executioner.

 

ROMANTIC THRILLER 

 

FARE GAME

by Cade Haddock Strong

Kay Corbett is a newly minted vice president at Logan, one of the largest airlines in the world, and she’s fallen smack-dab in the middle of a massive plot to swindle the airline’s passengers and defraud its investors. There is only one way out. Earn the trust of the ringleader while simultaneously working to bring him down and put an end to his elaborate scheme.

Things get a lot more interesting and a lot more complicated when she becomes entangled with Riley Bauer, the brilliant beauty in Finance. They form an imposing team both in love and in the fight for justice. As they race against the clock, each woman must decide how much they are willing to risk in order to expose the truth.

 

COMPOUND INTEREST

by Annette Mori

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The kick-ass women in The Organization are back and they have their sights set on a few new recruits. Not everyone is jumping for joy at the choices, considering subterfuge is front and center in the games the new recruits have been playing. Dani is supposed to get her happily ever after, but she’s not sure what’s real anymore including Candy’s feelings for her. When a new enemy takes Candy captive, Dani vows to uncover the truth by insisting on going on the mission to save her. Candy is not what she seems, and that presents a new set of complications for Dani and her feelings. The Organization continues to have challenges when those damn book magicians and book witches keep popping back in to warn them of new catastrophes on the horizon. She doesn’t have time for their warnings until their enemies intersect once again to keep them working together. From award-winning author, Annette Mori, find out what happens in the final chapter of the combined Asset Management/Book Addict series.

 

SUPERHERO GRAPHIC NOVEL

 

THE POWER OF MERCY
The Superheroine Collection: Book

by Fiona Zedde

A graphic novel based on a queer woman of color, who also happens to be a butt-kicking superhero.

To her family, Mai Redstone is weak. Her shape-shifting power is nowhere near as impressive as their abilities to literally alter the world around them. But when she puts on the costume to become Mercy, a rooftop-climbing chameleon with a thousand disguises and at least nine lives, she feels almost invincible.

When a local politician is murdered and the police call Mercy in to help, the stability Mai has built out of past pain threatens to crumble. The dead politician turns out to be her uncle, a man who made her childhood a living hell. Caught between giving a medal to the killer and being forced to find the murderer for her family, Mai must make the difficult choice between family loyalty and self-preservation.

Mercy is a blade that can cut both ways.

 

SALE ALERT

Mark your calendars. The IHL Mega Sale starts on December 26th with over 200 books steeply discounted. 

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

ANYONE BUT HER

by Erica Lee
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

Reagan Cooper has been an out and proud lesbian since high school, but can’t say no when her gay best friend, Jamie Miller, asks her to pretend to be his girlfriend for his family reunion. Jamie has been there for her through everything. Plus, she’s interested in learning more about the family he never speaks of.

Living in California for eight years, Charlie Miller has been able to live authentically, but being back in her small Maryland hometown with her conservative family means going back into the closet. What she didn’t expect was to be so attracted to her brother’s girlfriend.

 

IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

A Collection of Lesbian Romance Novelettes

by Harper Bliss
narrated by Melissa Moran

“I Still Remember”: When Elise bumps into her old best friend Amy, they revisit the past in more ways than one.

“A Higher Education”: Finding herself in the same room as Professor Joanne Ferguson two nights in a row proves to be more challenging than Gail would like to believe.

“A Hard Day’s Work”: Jo fancies her straight, married boss Amanda. She’s convinced her crush is a hopeless one, until a performance review changes everything.

“Younger Than Yesterday”: Rose’s husband died seven years ago, but when she welcomes an unexpected guest in her Tuscan holiday home, she’s forced to remember what instant desire feels like.

“Learning Curve”: Ada’s intensive course in German proves to be a steep learning curve, until her teacher Giselle implements some alternative educational methods.

“The Honeymoon”: A newlywed couple honeymooning in Phuket encounter a mysterious Asian woman in their beach side resort, and decide to give each other a very special wedding gift.

“Piano Lessons”: Jill invites her reluctant piano student into the home she shares with her partner Charlotte for an afternoon of extreme relaxation, and getting over her ex.

 

RAZOR’S EDGE
American Yakuza: Book 3

by Isabella
narrated by Victoria Mei

Luce Potter lives by a code of honor. Push her, and she shoves back, harder. There’s only one problem: Luce has just found out that revenge is a knife that cuts both ways. Now that her lover Brooke has survived the attack on her life, Luce has only one thing on her mind, and his name is Frank. Unfortunately, someone walks into her life that she didn’t see coming.

Brooke Erickson has survived an attack so brutal it’s left a permanent scar on her soul. All she wants to do now is go home and finish recuperating with her lover, Luce Potter, by her side. An unexpected event puts Brooke at the head of the Yakuza family. Can she command the respect necessary to lead it through the crisis?

Luce and Brooke’s worlds are upending. Can each do what’s necessary to survive and return to a new normal?

 

A TWIST OF FATE
Two Different Worlds: Book 2

by Donna Raider
narrated by Melissa Schwairy

Demons took her wife. Hell would never be the same after Leah Cross finished with it!

Mika and Leah Cross tempted the gods with their love. Mika, a female priest, and Leah, a powerful witch, strive for balance in a world gone mad when their two different worlds collide. When the emissaries of evil kidnap Mika and their children, Leah is their only hope for survival. The former wicked queen reverts to her evil ways in order to save her children and the only woman she has ever loved. Will the gods forgive her trespasses done in the name of love?

In A Twist in Time, book one of the Two Different Worlds series, Priest Mika Cross falls in love with witch Leah Anthal. Mika obtains permission from the church to wed Leah, and the two embark on a journey to save mankind.

Mika and Leah have arrived in New York to chaperone their son, Richie, during his band’s appearance at Carnegie Hall. Mika is familiar with the city, but it is new and fascinating to Leah.

Mika is an angel, neither female nor male, but an entity from heaven where there is no such thing as gender. Mika first appeared to Leah as a man. Leah killed him. Mika’s second attempt at wooing the beautiful witch was as a woman. Leah fell in love with her, thus Mika has retained the female form.

The beautiful Leah is one of the most powerful witches in the world. Her love for Mika gives her the strength to overcome her occasional desire to do wicked things to her adversaries.

The two immortals are just beginning their lives together and learning about one another. This audiobook begins when Leah and Mika transport to the New York apartments Mika has owned for years.

 

TINSEL

by Kris Bryant
narrated by Keira Grace

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

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

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

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

 

 

LESFIC AUTHOR NEWS

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

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 


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New Lesfic Goodies: December 10th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

BIG GIRL PILL

by KD Williamson

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

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

 

HERS TO LOVE

by Chloe Peterson

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

SARA’S CHOICE
The Yukon Series: Book 2

by Patty Schramm

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

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

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

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

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

 

PEPPERMINT KISS

by Marian Snowe

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Doesn’t everyone deserve a second chance?

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

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

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

 

A TOUCH OF CHRISTMAS MAGIC

by Cailee Francis

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

WANTED FOR CHRISTMAS

by JM Dragon

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONTEMPORARY

ROMANCE

 

HOT ICE

by Aurora Rey, Erin Zak, & Elle Spencer

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

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

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

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

 

TINSEL

by Kris Bryant

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

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

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

 

SOMEONE TO LOVE

by Jenny Frame

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

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

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

 

LINE OF DUTY
A Fairview Station Novel: Book 3

by VK Powell

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

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

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

 

WHERE WE ARE

by Annie McDonald

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

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

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

 

ONE SMALL STEP

by MA Binfield

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

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

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

 

LONDON UNDONE

by Nan Higgins

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

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

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

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

KITTY-KAT’S HOLIDAY

by Les Mood

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

 

EROTICA

 

THE GOOD GIRL

by Madeleine Taylor

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

 

DATE NIGHT

by Raven Sky

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

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

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

 

Tell-Tale Hearts

by H.A. Blackwood

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

 

THE BARTENDER’S PRIDE
Pride Trilogy: Book 1

by TJ Dallas

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

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

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE 

ROMANCE

 

UNCHARTED

by Robyn Nyx

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

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

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

 

UNCOVERED

by Mildred Gail Digby

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

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

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

 

OUTBACK ESCAPE
A Woman Down Under: Book 6

by K’Anne Meinel

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

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

 

FOREVER CHANCE
Five Points: Book 2

by CJ Murphy

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

 

SUPERHERO ROMANCE

 

ELLY’S TALES
Elly’s Tales: Book 2

by Scott Kujawa

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

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

 

HORROR

 

ERITIS MEA

by Anna Ferrara

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

 

SALE ALERT!

 

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

by Clare Lydon

$0.99 $7.99 

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

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

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

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

HIDDEN TRUTHS

by Jae
narrated by Hayden Bishop

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

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

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

 

THE TROPHY WIVES CLUB

by Ali Spooner
narrated by Desarae Holland

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

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

 

FREEING HER
Irresistibly Bound: Book 4

by Anna Stone
narrated by Lexy Rebe

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

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

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

 

AS LONG AS LOVE LASTS

by Jea Hawkins
narrated by Lori Prince

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

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

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

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

1939 – She doesn’t know what love is.

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

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

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

 

TRAINING GROUND
Girls of Summer: Book 1

by Kate Christie
narrated by Britney Gil

Sometimes a chance meeting can change everything.

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

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

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

 

THURSDAY AFTERNOONS

by Tracey Richardson
narrated by Abby Craden

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

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

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

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

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

 

THE WRONG MCELROY

by KL Hughes
narrated by Nicole Blessing

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

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

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

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

 

 

LESFIC AUTHOR NEWS

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

 

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

 

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