New Lesfic Goodies: January 19th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

The way to submit ebook and audiobooks to be included in the newsletter has changed, so authors, please click on this link for how to submit books (ebook and audio) for the newsletter. IHL will not include books unless they receive an email from either the author or publisher.

Happy reading and listening,

TB & Miranda

ROMANCE

 

SCENT

by Kris Bryant

Nico Marshall’s living her best life. Her packaging company’s turning a profit and she’s just been labeled Chicago’s most promising up-and-coming artist. The only thing missing is love. When she meets a beautiful woman on the train with an indescribable sweet and sugary scent, Nico’s ready to make her move.

Sophia Sweet doesn’t have time for distractions. Never mind how fit and tan Nico is, or how she has the most beautiful eyes ever. Sophia only has one goal: keep the family business alive. Her third-generation chocolatier shop, Sweet Stuff, is tanking. In a last-ditch effort, Sophia creates an upscale version of their product and needs the perfect package to ensure success.

When Sophia recognizes Nico from the train but mistakes her for the packaging company’s warehouse employee, Nico doesn’t bother to correct her. She’s been burned by women in the past wanting her for her money. This time, she’s determined to win Sophia over with her charm.

 

JACKPOT

by Cade Haddock Strong

Everyone fantasizes about winning the big jackpot, but what if you actually won…

Ty MacIntyre’s life changes the instant she wins the lottery. People are after her winning ticket and she’s not sure who to trust. She’s been given the gift of wealth. Will she use it to get her life back on track or will that prove easier said than done?

Karla Rehn is forced to walk away from her dream of being on the US Ski Team. She’s angry at the world—especially herself. A trail of reckless behavior threatens to derail her plans to earn a college degree and become a nurse.

Ty is drawn to Karla the moment the two women meet. Can they guide each other through the obstacles that life has thrown their way?

 

FINDING FOREVER

The Your Way Series: Book 3

by Jamey Moody

Available in Kindle Unlimited

How do you suddenly find yourself in love with a friend? A much younger friend!

It had been six years since Stella Morris lost her wife. She was doing her best trying to navigate without her soulmate by teaching classes at the fitness center she owned with her two best friends.

She knew she was spending too much time alone, so when a friend needed a favor she offered to go along. That favor turned into another and then another and suddenly Stella found herself falling for her much younger friend.

If the age difference wasn’t enough to challenge this new relationship the surprising lack of support from her friends made it complicated. Then something amazing happened that no one expected.

Come along with Stella as she finds her forever love in the most unlikely place.

This is the third book in the Your Way Series. You’ll see familiar faces, but it can be read as a stand alone.

 

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

by Nancy Wheelton

Veterinary technician Valerie Connor longs for love, but as hard as she tries, her relationships never last. As a single mom, Val’s determined not to give her heart to someone who doesn’t also love her daughter and their small town life. When an intriguing schoolteacher moves to town, Val hopes it just might work out this time.

After her career and love life crash and burn, Ronnie Yakimoto escapes the big city and surprises herself by enjoying life in tiny Thresherton, Saskatchewan. She’s there to teach and learn to live a stable, peaceful life. But she’s just gotten clean after hitting rock bottom, and nothing is more important than staying clean, not even love.

When a stable of horses is threatened, Val and Ronnie must work together against the odds to save them, and maybe even themselves, along the way.

 

THE MOM COLLECTION

by Kim Hartfield

Available in Kindle Unlimited

These five standalone lesbian novels explore different facets of love, sex, and motherhood. Life is far from over for these single moms as they find passionate romance with other women. In fact, the best days of their lives are only just beginning.

This box set includes:

Another Mother – The actress playing a little girl’s mother falls in love with her real mom.

Half a Heart – The social worker trying to reunite a family ends up becoming part of it.

Two Moms – Sparks fly between the moms of a teen babysitter and her client.

Baby Doctor – The obstetrician delivering a baby finds a decidedly unprofessional connection with the mother.

Mother of the Bride – Best friends as teens are reunited when their adult children plan to get married.

 

BY THE LIST

by Callie Hall

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Adel’s social circle is rather small. Without the fans of her blog, she wouldn’t have one at all. This doesn’t bother Adel as much as it probably should, but with her apartment feeling as empty as her love life, Adel’s determined to make a change. Starting with herself.

Asking someone else out, however? Adel’s going to need a lot more than some liquid courage to pull it off.

Gail’s put everything she has into her family’s bar, but if she doesn’t think of something soon, she’ll lose everything she owns. With the walls closing in around her, what Gail really needs is a distraction, something to take her mind off of things, if only for a little while.

Meeting a new patron is exactly what Gail needs. What she doesn’t expect, however, is to miss the other woman’s company once she’s gone.

Without Adel’s number or an address to go by, Gail’s left with the memory of an evening that ended much too soon. But when their paths cross twice in one night?

Gail isn’t about to make that mistake again.

 

THE MANDOLIN LUNCH

by Missouri Vaun

Children’s book illustrator Garet Allen has just escaped her most recent ill-fated relationship and accepts a temporary teaching position at a rural public school. After all, how hard can teaching kids about art really be? Apparently, pretty hard because her first day on the job is a complete disaster, and that has nothing at all to do with the fact that Tess Hill, the captivating and overly conscientious music teacher, shares the same classroom.

Tess, a dedicated teacher and single mother focused on creating a stable life for her daughter, is immediately attracted to the handsome, cavalier Garet for all the wrong reasons. Everything about Garet says short-term, and Tess refuses to consider anything less than forever. She’s not about to give her heart away to someone she can’t count on.

Can Garet and Tess survive three months sharing the same classroom without killing each other…or falling in love?

 

THE LAST FIRST KISS

by Julie Cannon

According to newly single Kelly Newsome, whoever came up with the idea of a lesbian resort located on a warm tropical island is a goddess. Kelly’s bound and determined to experience everything, and everyone, the island has to offer.

Matt Parker is on her first “real grown up” vacation since her wife died six years ago, leaving her to raise their young son alone. With no responsibilities to tie her down, Matt’s not looking for anything other than a good time and toe-curling, no strings attached sex.

Neither one expects to meet the woman who could give them their last first kiss.

 

EROTICA

 

CURIOUS

by Les Mood

Available in Kindle Unlimited

This is a collection of twelve stories about women discovering and exploring new aspects of their sexuality. Some of the women depicted, as in the title story Curious, are scratching an itch they did not realize they had. Some of them, as in Les Biennes Society of London, are indulging the desires they had been suppressing. Several of the stories are about women unexpectedly, and happily, finding themselves being seduced by another woman.

Each story can be read independently, although a few have overlapping characters. And each story contains descriptions of intimate activities, sometimes involving more than two people, and thus are intended for adult readers only.

 

SPECULATIVE FICTION

 

THOR: DAUGHTER OF ASGARD

by Genevieve McCluer

Hannah Olsen just wanted to be an accountant. She met the girl of her dreams and was more than ready to settle in for an ordinary life. Then she found out she was the reincarnation of Thor. Suddenly, she’s thrown into a world of magic and intrigue, unexpected attraction, and a mystery she’s got to unravel. All she can count on are her friends and her partner, and perhaps her new crush. With their help, she just might be able to find her way in this new life, and maybe stop an evil plot along the way.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

SHADE OF EXPOSURE

Hannah Graves Series: Book 3

by Aria Storm

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Wintery depths of perma-frost and snow blanket New York as the zombies released recently, threaten to over-run the human populace. Hannah and her friends are struggling to fight back the tides of death, even as they are exposed to the mortal world. A life Hannah chooses to save could unravel everything.

With the threat of discovery looming, a storm system hammers the north-east of the US. Something beyond time, beyond all concepts of primal and powerful lurks. Hannah will be forced into a cosmic-scale struggle for her life.

Many revelations come to light in the third gripping installment in the Hannah Graves Series!

 

SWEET NOTHINGS

A Year of Occult Romance

by Bianca Gamble

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Mackenzie Black knows a thing or two about bringing joy during the holiday season. Joy is the sweetest and most nutritious of the intangible energies that keep Mack’s kind alive; and the joy of her long term customer and favorite vampire, Hannah Graeves, is the sweetest substance to be found.

Hannah’s newest suspect in a dangerous drug ring case is the precinct’s favorite baker and the woman Hannah was planning to ask to be her date to the Officer’s Christmas Ball. Ruling her out as a suspect is priority #1.

With a criminal mastermind using Mack’s shop as a money-laundering scheme and Hannah’s partner kidnapped during the investigation, it’ll take both of them working together to solve the crime and clarify their feelings for each other!

 

SCI-FI MYSTERY

 

TEAM 4G

by Macey Wilkie

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Welcome to the future, where four women are doing what they can to solve crimes. They’re called Team 4G. They’re not just crime-busters; they use very advanced and sometimes strange methods and thoughts to get to the bottom of a problem.

When thieves use a sophisticated way to steal art, a large security group called the Syndicate calls on the four to help.

Will the two couples be able to get to the bottom of this one, when even the Syndicate runs into dead ends everywhere?

Let’s find out!

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

 

LOVE KILLS TWICE

Fatal Fidelity: Book 1

by Rien Gray

She needs an assassin.
They’re the best in the business.
Falling in love was never part of the deal.

Desperate to escape her abusive husband, Justine hires a contract killer. Campbell’s services come at a high price, and their dark, seductive charisma leads Justine right into their bed. Hiding an affair while Campbell designs the perfect murder has Justine walking a tightrope of stress, but each time the two of them sleep together, it’s harder not to get attached. Campbell struggles with their own traumatic past, convinced that the truth will drive Justine away.

There’s a faint hope that things could work, save for one problem: Justine’s husband wants her dead too.

Revenge is easy—heartbreak could cost both of them everything.

Trigger Warning: There is one on-page murder of a side character and mentions of past domestic abuse.

 

POETRY

 

POETRY FOR THE PEOPLE!

Poetry for the New Millennium

by Sandra de Helen

“Can I change hearts and minds? I’m trying.”
From “Day 82: Can I Change?”

Sandra de Helen’s newest poetry collection is all about changing hearts and minds. This collection of poems, gleaned from many decades of keen observation, show the poet to be insightful and clear-headed yet displaying
a sly wit. Her musings on justice, politics, women in society, war and peace, racism, the 2020 pandemic, and more will be enjoyed by anyone with a heart. The poems here go all out with attitude and with skillful creation by a poet at the top of her game. As the Rainbow Awards judges said: “The author wrote with lyrical, beautiful sentences that painted pictures in my mind. Her choices in style and presentation were fabulous.”

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

TREACHEROUS SEAS

Provincetown Tales: Book 8

by Radclyffe

narrated by Lori Prince

Reese Conlon’s much anticipated family leave for the birth of her child is jeopardized by the arrival of a federal task force on the hunt for a sex trafficker. And not just any purveyor of underage girls, but a US Senator and presidential hopeful.

With Provincetown the center of the investigation, one of her rookie cops drawn into the undercover op, and an Assistant US Attorney who never heard of teamwork, Reese has a hard time putting the personal before the professional. When the choice comes down to the lives of her officers against the promise she made to her wife, Reese puts everything she cares about on the line.

 

TWO TO TANGLE

Tangle Valley: Book 2

by Melissa Brayden

narrated by Melissa Sternenberg

Finding forever is simply too hard.

As a renowned chef, Gabriella Russo knows how to season a good dish. It’s her personal life that’s been too spicy for her liking. Ready to take a break from the rollercoaster of romance, Gabriella’s moved to Oregon to open Tangled, a restaurant on the grounds of Tangle Valley Vineyard. A good glass of wine and space to create is all she requires.

Ryan Jacks brings all the girls to the yard, or so it should say on her business card. She’s a skilled carpenter who’s been told more than once that she’s good with her hands. When Ryan takes a job building a new restaurant, her world comes to a halt. The sassy chef is sexy, insightful, and comes with the kind of smart mouth that has Ryan rethinking just about everything. But with Gabriella off the menu, what’s Ryan supposed to do?

 

FINDING HOME

The Your Way Series: Book 1

by Jamey Moody

narrated by Morgan A. Southard

How do you find something you didn’t know you’d lost?

Olivia King has had it. She’s out of shape and tired of being alone. When she takes a tour of a fitness center, she had no idea how much she would gain while trying to lose.

Frankie Dean and her two best friends own Your Way, a place where fitness means more than improving your body.

Can Frankie lead Olivia through this journey to repair her self-image and discover her self-worth? And will Olivia give Frankie something she didn’t know she’d lost.

This is the first novel in the Your Way series. Each are stand-alone but, you may see familiar faces and old friends.

 

THE HAWK AND THE WOLF

Children of the Wild: Book 4

by Prudence MacLeod

narrated by Bobbi Wilson

He’s a young man coming into his own. He’s also a werewolf whose alpha nature is rising. She’s an older woman coming to terms with a major life change. She knows she has to deal with him, and she knows she shouldn’t, but she finds herself falling for the guy. It’s never easy.

 

ROYAL FAMILY

A Royal Romance Series: Book 4

by Jenny Frame

narrated by Keira Grace

For Veronica Clayton, the sudden death of her mother has turned her naturally bright and happy-go-lucky view of the world bleak. As the police protection officer for the queen’s children, she has purpose, but for the next six months, the queen’s family is the focus of a documentary on royal life. The last thing Clay wants is a camera pointed in her face.

Katya Kovach, a refugee to Britain, knows all about death and grief. She saw her family shot in front of her and has never recovered from those dark memories. Now trained at London’s most prestigious childcare school, she’s happy as the nanny to Queen Georgina and Queen Bea’s children.

Clay is usually good-natured, but the rule-oriented Katya is not only a pain, but annoyingly beautiful, and they find themselves facing the awkward reality that everyone else is a couple except them while their every move is being filmed. Loss has defined both their lives, but guarding their hearts may prove to be the biggest heartbreak of all.

 

SAPPHIC READING

CHALLENGE

 

 


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New Lesfic Goodies: January 12th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

Before getting to the new ebook and audio releases, IHL has four important announcements.

First, I’m pleased to announce that Miranda MacLeod has joined the IHL team. Since the beginning, it’s just been me running the site, but Miranda has officially come on board. Please help me welcome her, and I would like to say a big thank you because I wasn’t sure how I was going to continue on my own.

Second, the way to submit ebook and audiobooks to be included in the newsletter has changed, so authors, please click on this link for how to submit books (ebook and audio) for the newsletter. IHL will not include books unless they receive an email from either the author or publisher.

Third, the winner of the holiday photo contest was Harper Bliss and Her Mrs. Also, the winner of the $50 Amazon Holiday gift card has been contacted. Thanks so much to all the authors who helped IHL spread holiday cheer after such a difficult year.

Four, Jae has put together a Sapphic Reading Challenge. Check it out here.

Now, here are this week’s new ebook and audio releases.

Happy reading and listening,

TB & Miranda

ROMANCE

 

COME AWAY WITH ME

Midnight in Manhattan: Book 3

by Rachel Lacey

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A television star and a flight attendant walk into a bar…

Six months after a traumatic event left actress Piper Sheridan confined to her apartment with debilitating panic attacks, she’s determined to start living her life again. Motivated by an upcoming audition, she summons her courage and goes out for a drink, keeping her identity under wraps. It sounds simple enough, but nothing about going out in public is easy for Piper these days. And her hopes of going unnoticed are stymied by the bubbly blonde on the next barstool.

Flight attendant Chloe Carson is only in New York for the night, and she’s only looking for a little casual fun to go with her cocktail. The mysterious woman beside her isn’t fun, exactly…but she’s intriguing. And beautiful. Even without knowing her name, Chloe is drawn to her. When they share an unexpectedly intimate moment, Chloe knows this is a night she’ll never forget.

Can these two strangers turn a chance encounter into something lasting?

 

THE SINGLE MATCHMAKER

by J.J. Arias

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Who helps Cupid fall in love?

Libby Cassanova is the last in a long line of matchmakers. When the secret that she was dumped by her fiancé comes to light, she must act fast to salvage her reputation. There is nothing she wouldn’t do to keep the truth of her failed relationship from toppling her future, and that includes pretending to date a woman if it makes her story more believable.

Reagan Soto is a struggling artist offered a chance at easy money by pretending to be Libby’s girlfriend. Upon meeting the tightly wound thirty-something, Reagan is immediately intrigued by what lies beneath all the polish and barely held-together facade.

As Libby and Reagan play at being in love, the line between fantasy and reality quickly blurs. Can Libby get over her fear of getting hurt and see that her perfect match is right under her nose, even if she never expected it to be another woman?

 

BREAKING ROUTINE

by Melissa Tereze

Available in Kindle Unlimited

There goes Harper Grey’s love life, the latest victim of a classic cliché: the office affair.  Now she’s driving through drenching rain, a sad song on the radio, the seat beside her as empty as her new dream house. Without the loving and faithful partner who turned out to be neither.

Still, she’s looking forward to making a fresh start in The Lakes. When she finds the house as cold, drenched, and power-outage dark inside as outside, she makes a tactical retreat to a B&B down the road. And wonders if she’s made a tactical error.

Cait Taylor has poured every ounce of her energy into the guest house she owns with her brother. But lately, everyone seems set on pushing the “town sweetheart” to find a sweetheart of her own. The attraction she feels for Harper goes far beyond mere sympathy for her plight, but it’s clear Harper isn’t ready.

Yet as the two dance around each other, Harper realizes Cait makes her feel the way her ex never did. And she wonders if it’s time to let Cait into her empty heart…and make it home.

 

BEYOND THE VINES

by Mariah R. Embry

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A flash of red behind Celeste caused Amina’s world to still. A soft breeze rustled through the trees as the scarlet bird hovered right behind Celeste. A Cardinal. Jules’s favorite bird. He used to say it was a sign from heaven.

Amina knew… At this moment, she knew it was that miracle she asked for.

Trigger Warning: Violence/Domestic Violence.

 

THE REAL STORY

by Sienna Waters

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Every love story has a happy ending.

But is it love if you don’t even know her real name?

Elle Baker is one step away from being fired from the journalism job she’s wanted since forever. She needs a story, and she needs one badly.

Alya Goldstein is known for not only being super-successful, but also for being incredibly private. An interview that’s impossible to get.

Until a misunderstanding leads to Elle being hired as Alya’s new assistant. It’s the perfect way to get the story. Or it should be. But as Alya starts to finally open up, Elle finds that she’s getting far more involved in this story than she really should be.

As the lies spiral out of control, Elle’s forced to face her past. Sometimes it’s the lies you tell yourself that are the most damaging. Someone has to make Alya believe in happy endings, but is Elle in too deep to live happily ever after?

 

FRIENDS AND LOVERS

by Lyn Denison

A life-threatening incident had changed Mac Donovan’s life. On the positive side, she’s seeing more of her friends and realises how much she’s missed them. Her best friend wants her to move on and knows just the woman to help Mac do just that. Mac has decided she wants no complications but then she meets Liv Murray and thinks just maybe… However, moving forward means sorting out the mess of the past. Is Mac up to that?

 

INSIDE FIGHTER

The Stronger You: Book 1

by Ruby Scott

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Each of us has been given one life but when we feel broken or incomplete, is it possible to find love? Would you have the courage to take someone’s hand towards a happier tomorrow?

Dani is a confident, outgoing, PR professional without a care in the world, but she is about to find out what can happen in a single moment, when you are in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

Fighting to reclaim her confidence; her life; her strength, Dani is encouraged by her friend to take up Krav Maga. Meeting her instructor, Logan, is the first step on a journey that will transform both women’s lives in a way neither could have foreseen.

This is a slow-burn, lesbian romance where strength, courage, and hope go hand in hand. Because tomorrow will be better than today.

Trigger Warning: This book contains one scene relating to a street mugging, and contains a storyline involving PTSD.

 

YOU AND ME

by Jade Winters

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The only person standing between Alice and Machu Picchu, Haight Ashbury and the Great Barrier Reef just dumped her for someone else.

But with her ticket booked, her backpack overstuffed and her Lonely Planet underlined, Alice gets news of her mother’s stroke.

Returning home to look after her, Alice meets Kerry, the nurse assigned to care for her mum. Frustrated, heartbroken and caught in the headlights, the last thing Alice needs is another relationship, but there’s something about Kerry which draws her in. As time passes, professional ethics are tested and lines blur as Alice and Kerry grow closer.

However, when Alice discovers Kerry’s secret, she decides that fate may have brought them together… but fate, it appears, has a mind of its own..

 

DARK ROMANCE

 

CAPTIVE IN THE UNDERWORLD

by Lianyu Tan

A dark lesbian romance retelling of the Hades/Persephone myth.

In the land of the dead, Queen Hades’ word is law. Hades gets what she wants—always—and what she wants is a certain goddess of the springtime.

Innocent Persephone never expected to fall prey to the Queen of the Underworld. With her tears and pleas for freedom ignored by pitiless Hades, Persephone must learn to satisfy her keeper in all ways, lest she suffer the consequences.

And though she cannot deny that something blooms within her, something forbidden, Persephone despairs of ever feeling the sun upon her skin once more.

No matter the cost, Hades intends to keep her. Forever.

Trigger Warnings: Non-con/dub-con scenes between the main characters, emotionally/physically abusive relationship between the adult heroine and her mother, references to parental neglect and abuse when the heroine was a child.

 

EROTICA

 

SUBMITTING TO MY NEIGHBOR THE VAMPIRE

Supernatural Submission Series: Book 2

by Riley Rose

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Elena Cortez just found out her new lover, Cassia, is a witch. Which is pretty great since Cass can use her magic to bring Elena to the heights of unbelievable passion. But when Cassia has to rush out of town on witch business, she leaves Elena with an unquenchable thirst to be ravished.

Fortunately the ultra-sexy Juliana just moved in next door. Unfortunately, Elena thinks Juliana might be a vampire who wants to bite her sensual and supple skin.

Will Elena give in to her lust for Juliana? Will she be taken by a witch and a vampire at the same time? And how many supernatural creatures live in this neighborhood anyway?

Find out how vampy Elena gets in Book 2 of the Supernatural Submission series!

 

FANTASY ROMANCE

 

INSPIRATION TAKES A VACATION

by Annette Mori

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Abby Prentice is suffering through the worst writer’s block in her entire career. After deciding to escape her home’s confines, she takes a walk on the beach and meets a mysterious woman who, Abby believes, must be the reincarnation of Helen of Troy. After the strange woman claims that she is on vacation, Abby quickly offers her personal services as a tour guide. Evasive about where she lives and why she has chosen Forks, Washington, as the destination for her three-day vacation, the stranger is only mildly annoying to Abby.

Feeling burnt out, Musetta desperately needs a vacation. Her boss reluctantly agrees to three days. On the first day of her adventure, she is delighted to almost literally run into her favorite writer and begin her three-day adventure. As she spends more time with Abby, she finds it increasingly difficult to return to her job despite the catastrophic consequences of leaving her position. For the first time, Musetta is falling in love.

Soon into their journey, both women notice something odd is happening all around them. Abby is not the only writer experiencing a block. Art in every form has come to a screeching halt in the Northwest. The media is forecasting an end to cultured civilization, beauty, and emotion as we know it. Will the women find a way to return inspiration to the Northwest, and does Musetta have the key to solving the crisis?

 

SCI-FI 

 

ECLIPSE

by Rae D. Magdon & Michelle Magly

In the final sequel of Dark Horizons ex-soldier Taylor Morgan has no idea how long she’s spent in Daashu, the brutal prison where enemies of the Dominion go to die. She doesn’t know what’s become of the naledai rebellion, or how Earth, her homeworld, is faring against the ikthians. She’s only sure of one thing. Maia is out there somewhere, making a plan to rescue her.

Meanwhile, Maia is tormented by guilt. She blames herself for Taylor’s capture, and her research into the shared genetic history of all Milky Way species has been stolen by the Dominion, only to be turned into a deadly biological weapon.

With the help of Rachel Harris, Taylor’s best friend; Elurin, an ace pilot and Dominion defector; Akton, a stalwart naledai soldier; and her own traitorous mother, a former Dominion official, Maia must rescue Taylor and stop the Dominion from wiping out the naledai, the humans, and even her own people.

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

 

OTHER MOTHERS

by Caroline Lowrie

One hospital. Two missing infants. Three decades apart. When a newborn is snatched from the Maternity Unit at St Catherine’s Hospital, a desperate police hunt ensues. Only a small window of opportunity exists in which to identify a suspect and bring the baby back safely.

Detective Sergeant Meg Wiley, close to retirement and panicking about what she’ll do with her empty days, reluctantly joins the search, but she’s haunted by her memories. Feeling estranged from her partner Emma, she struggles to concentrate on the job. She soon discovers, however, that the past is a key. Her history will unlock the mystery that surrounds the disappearance of not one, but two babies.

 

MYSTERY

 

THE WIFE LEFT BEHIND

by Pascal Scott

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Appearances notwithstanding, Lydia Anne Bell’s life has not been easy. As the daughter of Mary Carroll Bell, the acclaimed Massachusetts State Poet Laureate, and the wife of Eleanor Sarah Bradlee, University of Massachusetts professor and heir to the Bradlee fortune, Lydia looks as if she has it all.

But when Lydia discovers that Eleanor is having an affair with a colleague and contemplating divorce, her increasingly tenuous hold on sanity threatens to break as the illusions of her privileged life are shattered.

How far will she go to save her marriage? Or, is it already too late?

From the Golden Crown Literary Society award-winning author of Hard Fall: A McStone and Martinelli Thriller comes another twisty tale of love, sex, deception, and revenge.

 

THE GHOST OF EAST TEXAS

Sequel to Terminal Event

by Ali Spooner

Agent Blair Cooper and her partner psychic Tally Rainwater (Terminal Event) are back in a gripping new murder mystery investigation. When the serial killer Casper Caruso, known as The Ghost of East Texas, was sent to death row, Agent Blair Cooper was adamant that there were more victims of his killing spree. As his execution day approaches, Casper reaches out to Blair. If she agrees to a face-to-face meeting, he will give the whereabouts of 10 additional bodies left in his wake. Is his request an act of remorse for his ruthless killings, or is there something sinister lurking in his dark mind? Blair and Tally must piece together the clues to bring closure for some of the victim’s families. However, when you bargain with the devil, there is always a price to be paid.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

VAMPIRE’S LAIR

Children of the Wild: Book 3

by Prudence MacLeod

narrated by Bobbi Wilson

The vampire king’s promise of sanctuary, a safe haven for all nonhumans, hangs in the balance. Reluctantly, he sends his youngest agent to retrieve and hide a maddened werebear. If she can’t keep him out of the public eye, then all will be lost, and she’s not doing so good.

The bear is elusive, savage, and on a killing spree. If the humans find out about nonhumans, they will hunt them into extinction. She has to stop the bear, but first, she has to catch him.

 

DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND

Charming Thief: Book 2

by K’Anne Meinel

narrated by Desarae Holland

Simone takes a trip to Antwerp, Belgium. Four out of five diamonds come through this capital. Is it too much for this thief to take on the job she has agreed to undertake? Will she get caught? How do you hide that many diamonds?

 

143

by Jade Winters

narrated by Ella McCready

Genevieve’s parents are still reeling from the news that their daughter is gay, and she will no longer be marrying Paul, the man who they believe is the ideal son-in-law. Rejected by her family and friends, Genevieve makes a new life with Rebecca, the woman she has fallen in love with, and she has never been happier.

DC Isabel Smith first encounters the couple when investigating a vicious attack on Genevieve along the embankment of the River Thames. Her investigation is hampered when Genevieve regains consciousness but cannot remember the attack, who she is, or the woman she loves.

With great reluctance, Rebecca has no choice but to let Genevieve return to her family and ex-fiance, who will do whatever they can to steer her along the path they believe is the right one – the one that does not include Rebecca.

 

SAPPHIC READING

CHALLENGE

 

 


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New Lesfic Goodies: December 22nd Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

Before I get to the new releases, a quick note. The next IHL newsletter will be January 12th. After a long year, I’m taking two weeks off to enjoy the holidays by watching movies in my jammies while I eat cookies.

One more thing. Many lesfic authors pitched in to help I Heart Lesfic spread holiday cheer. Click here to see their photos and messages. And, here you can enter for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

Okay, below, you’ll find the new ebook and audio releases and announcements.

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

Happy and safe holidays!

TB

ROMANCE

 

AT FIRST SIGHT

Pink Bean Series: Book 10

by Harper Bliss

Jill Becket knows she’s in trouble the minute a brand new, gorgeous client walks into her practice.

Amelia Shaw is suffering from a massive burnout, and has no clue of the calamitous effect she’s having on her new therapist.

Jill’s ethical code prevents her from acting on her feelings.

Falling in love is so low on Amelia’s priority list, she doesn’t even consider it. Her only current life goal is to feel better.

Can these two women find each other despite the professional and personal obstacles they face?

Best-selling lesbian romance author Harper Bliss brings you this joyful and lighthearted/the long-awaited 10th book in the much-loved Pink Bean series.

 

THE STARS AT NIGHT

by Gerri Hill

Self-described city girl Lexie Walton is a million miles from nowhere and completely out of her element.

Park ranger Kyler Clemons had loved the vibe and the beach of Mustang Island. Getting caught with her boss’s wife, however, got her transferred to the wild and remote Davis Mountains State Park—literally in the middle of nowhere. Now after four years, she’s forgotten about the beach and has embraced the mountain life, feeling like a local. She hangs out at the Cottonwood Creek Bar and Grill. She watches football with Mark Walton. She’s taken up birdwatching and stargazing as hobbies. She is perfectly content. No stress. No drama. And no desire to date.

Then Lexie Walton waltzes into her life.

After losing her cushy job in Austin―and unable to find another one―Lexie accepts her parents’ offer to join them and her brother in running a rustic lodge and restaurant in the remote Davis Mountains of West Texas. Hesitant to commit to such a drastic move, she agrees to a trial run―two months. Two months would get her through Christmas and the New Year. Her friends thought she was foolish to make such a move. There was no nightlife, no parties, no spin class, and no green smoothies. And no chance of dating. That was a plus, however. After her breakup with Crazy Cathy, she wanted no part of the dating game. This remote area would do nicely.

But then she meets this cute, tree-hugging park ranger who turns her world completely upside down.

 

ALL AGLOW

by Bryce Oakley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A college tradition turned long-term promise means the Payne and Sideris families have spent every Christmas together for the past thirty-something years.

Cass Sideris loves traditions. She’s grown up alongside the Payne children, including her best friend Dylan, the young twins who exist solely to make her life harder, and, uh, the oldest Payne daughter, Stevie. Stevie, a firefighter with perfect hair and a kind heart. No big deal.

When Stevie gets her heart broken, Cass doesn’t expect to be the one consoling her. And after a series of unfortunate events and a last-minute road trip bring her closer to Stevie, Cass starts questioning more than just her feelings for Stevie… like her path in life. Still, she definitely shouldn’t be trying to casually catch Stevie under the mistletoe, right?

 

#CASSINOVA

by Lori G. Matthews

Samantha Cassidy, award-winning actress, up-and-coming Hollywood “It Girl”, is missing three things in her life: an Oscar, a special someone to share her life with, and a baby goat in pajamas.

Alex Novato married her college sweetheart, but tragedy struck and the love of her life was ripped from her arms. Now she refuses to open her heart again, choosing casual sex over deeper commitments, until a not-so-chance meeting with her favorite Hollywood starlet turns her world upside down.

Will Alex give love another try? Will Sam find the courage to follow her heart, Hollywood be damned? Will anyone get a baby goat in pajamas?

#CassiNova is a sweet, funny, fun romp through the Hollywood Hills.

 

FEELS LIKE FAMILY

Book 2

by Jo Cox

Available in Kindle Unlimited

V’s about to start her first teaching job. After years of begging favours, juggling childcare, and working her arse off, she’s finally standing on her own two feet. The only trouble is, they’re a bit wobbly.

She knows she doesn’t want her old life anymore, but perhaps the set ideas she had for her new one need some reassessment. In fact, when she’s knocked completely off-balance by Sofia, a hot Italian who’s single-handedly raising the sex appeal of the entire maths department, the whole plan is thrown through a classroom window.

After all, the greatest joy is in the unexpected—she’s got the precocious five-year-old daughter to prove it.

An age-gap romance that’ll add a smile, subtract a frown, and leave you feeling anything but square.

 

HER CHRISTMAS WISH

by Grace Parkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Ali’s long-term relationship breaks down unexpectedly and Ali feels lost.

After a chance meeting with an enigmatic stranger, Ali embarks on a new adventure.

But then things get complicated and Ali is faced with the most difficult decision.

Will Ali find find true love for Christmas, or will it all end it tears?

 

CHECKING IT TWICE

by Lucy Bexley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Sacha Brighton is dreading her sister’s Christmas Eve wedding, but she’s headed to their family cabin all the same. She’s braced herself for a lot of diva wedding antics; what she wasn’t prepared for was her sister’s wedding planner that she can’t get off her mind.

Hal (Hallie) Halliday (she knows) wants this wedding she’s been organizing with her check lists for to go perfectly. Could Hal really have a chance with Sacha, her former high school crush?

Or will Sacha be just one more disaster Hal had to take care of to keep this wedding on track?

Checking It Twice is a low-angst lesbian Christmas romance novella filled with ice skating, failed gingerbread cookies, and people trying their best.

 

THE TABLE BETWEEN US

by Erin Wade

This Christmas Short Story follows Cordelia (Cody) Preston and Renn Summers as they navigate life after college. Overweight but brilliant they’ve had each other’s backs since they were four. Suddenly they face a life where Renn is a U.S. Marshal and Cody is a budding restaurateur struggling to put her establishment on the map. You will laugh with them and cry for them as they recover from the blows life deals them but they keep on swinging. You will love the fast action of their adventures in life and their misadventures in love.

 

HOLIDAY HAVOC

WeHo: Book 20

by Sherryl Hancock

Available in Kindle Unlimited

After a hectic but joyful Thanksgiving, Lyric, Savanna, Shenin, Tyler, and a bunch of the others head up to Yosemite National Park on a camping trip. Long hikes and beautiful scenery with great friends are the agenda. It promises to be an adventure like no other. But nothing ever goes quite to plan.

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

CAT’S MEOW

A Fur-ever Veterinary Romance: Book 4

by Cara Malone

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A love triangle, a road trip and a rescue cat make for an unlikely adventure in Cat’s Meow, a heartwarming tribute to friends – and lovers – you can count on.

Entering her second year of vet tech school, Ling is caught between her best friend and her long-time crush.

Ling wants nothing more than to tell Dakota how she feels, but she can’t risk upsetting the delicate balance of their friendship – until she discovers her best friend, Amber, is the third point in their love triangle.

When Ling and Dakota take a road trip to catch Dakota’s runaway cat back home, Amber invites herself along for the ride and from car snacks to road music, it’s clear the battle for Dakota’s heart is on.

 

YOUNG ADULT ROMANCE

 

SYNCLAIR

by Rachel Gold

The summer before her senior year, Emma Synclair decides to find her true love: either a girl or God. Since she has a crush on her best friend—and on her best friend’s girlfriend—Synclair figures she’ll have better luck with God.

Which God? How will she know? Wicca, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity? Her atheist parents are out of the country for three months, so Synclair has the space to try some religions in peace.

Or so she thinks, until her friends decide that her house is the party house—that is: the dinner party house! How can she tell them no? She sneaks away to start her spiritual quest, but runs into her childhood friend Avery. Who grew up to be hot. And is also into girls. Is her true love Avery or God? Can she have both or is that the path to neither? Synclair vows to find out.

 

EROTICA

 

THE SLAVE

Jade’s Erotic Adventures: Book 33

by Victoria Rush

When Jade complains to her sex therapist friend about always being the one taking the lead in the bedroom, Hannah makes her a proposal. If Jade’s so interested in playing the submissive role, how would she like to be Hannah’s slave for a week?

For her first test as a slave, Hannah takes Jade to a fancy restaurant and demands that she satisfy her under the table while she eats dinner pretending like nothing is happening. When Jade passes this first test, Hannah takes her home and ties her up to her four-poster bed, where she takes maximum advantage of her helpless but delighted friend.

But it’s not until Hannah dresses Jade up in a revealing costume and leads her into a raunchy lesbian bar that things really begin to get interesting. With all eyes on her sexy and compliant slave, it doesn’t take long for things to devolve into a wild free-for-all, where the two women begin to get second thoughts about the whole domme and submissive experiment…

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE

 

SOVEREIGN CHANCE

Five Points: Book 4

by CJ Murphy

Sheriff Chance Fitzsimmons and her wife Jax have had more than their share of turmoil in the last few years since reconnecting. The couple has finally settled peacefully into married life. A tragic twist of fate shifts their focus to something they couldn’t have been prepared for.

Self-declared Sovereign Citizens are discovered within Tucker County, one with ties to a violent group in the Midwest. Concern turns into a dangerous reality when a simple vehicle accident sends Chance, and Chief Deputy Taylor Lewis, down a path of investigation with more hairpin turns than the backroads of Tucker County.

In this fourth book of the Five Points Series, the winds of change, both political and natural, are blowing into Tucker county. Chance and Jax’s family comes under scrutiny as they stand together to protect someone with the deck staked against them. The stakes are high as the Fitzsimmons clan proves nothing is impossible when you have love on your side.

 

FANTASY

 

CROSSING THE RIFT

by Diana Green

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Rowena Shelton is a fox-shifter, stolen in childhood from her home-world. She now works as an agent for the secretive and powerful Sentinels, trying to bring an end to the inter-world slave trade.

Etty Sikes is a street-smart spitfire from the wrong side of the tracks. She harbors untrained magical abilities and a deep longing for a better life. Can she channel these into working as Rowena’s assistant?

 

SCIENCE FICTION

 

A QUEEN GONE ROGUE

Empire’s End: Book 5

by M.S. Linsenmayer

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The war was out of all control.

Whatever her plans had been, Major Eryma Soteira knew one thing now: The war had to end, or the whole world would burn. She even knew how to do it: Assassinate Princess Catherine, the Autocrat of all Russia.

Desperate, Eryma threw caution to the winds and charged straight into her enemy’s homelands, into the very heart of Europe…

Right into the arms of her ex-lover, and arch-enemy, Dame Julie d’Aubigny

The Knight of Blood and Roses.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

ONE GOLDEN SUMMER

by Clare Lydon & TB Markinson

narrated by Claire Storey

Would you trade fame for love?

Saffron Oliver is the golden girl. Golden hair. Golden skin. Golden movie career. Only one problem: She hates it.

She flees to her sister’s seaside town – where she meets the confident and charming Kirsty McBride. Kirsty is everything Saffron wants to be. Perhaps also, everything she wants. But Saffron can’t have it all. So now, she has to decide: Does she crave Kirsty enough to blow up her golden life?

Best-selling lesbian romance authors Clare Lydon and TB Markinson have crafted a sizzling lesbian love story about not being afraid and going after what you really want.

 

16 STEPS TO FOREVER

by Georgia Beers

narrated by Lori Prince

If there’s one thing Brooke Sullivan knows for sure is that people let you down, but that hasn’t stopped her from going after the life she wants. In a new city, with a new job and a new start as a high-end real estate agent, she’s finally back on her feet. The last thing she needs is a distraction. Not her volatile neighbors, not a damn stray cat, and certainly not the flaky, infuriatingly adorkable girl-next-door property stager she has to work with.

Macy Carr believes in soul mates and true love. She knows because she had it all, until a freak accident took the love of her life. She’s doing okay though, surrounded by her family, her animals, and her BFFs. Home staging gives her a sense of control, and she’s made her job her happy place. If only the super sexy, super cold new agent working for Macy’s biggest client wasn’t determined to ruin that.

 

WRONG NUMBER, RIGHT WOMAN

by Jae

narrated by Angela Dawe

Shy butch Denny has a simple life as a cashier who helps raise her niece. Then she gets a wrong-number text from a stranger named Eliza, asking her for dating advice.

Eliza, the queen of disastrous first dates, finds an instant connection with Denny that makes her question everything…like just how straight she really is.

A slow-burn lesbian romance with likable characters and low angst.

 

HELL COMES HOME

by Prudence MacLeod

narrated by Libby Marshall

Melanie had been teenager when she’d been driven to flee Harker’s Island and the madness that surrounded her family there. She hoped to find some peace and closure, but it is not meant to be. Small towns have long memories. Melanie has not been forgotten, nor forgiven.

When trouble erupts, will she rise up and become the hero needed to save the town, or will she walk away and leave them all to their fate?

 

THE DEVICE

by Maria Siopis

narrated by Kat Andrews

An elusive and dangerous serial killer is terrorizing New York. The murderer’s method of operation is baffling and grotesque. There seems to be a specific purpose for the killings, but no one can quite grasp it.

When two police detectives arrive at the first crime scene, their dislike of each other is evident, and they immediately collide. Fiona Sapiro, head of the newly conceived New York Special Force unit, urgently seeks to become involved with the investigation and help end the deadly assaults. Sophie Andrews, a detective from the nearby precinct where the murders occurred, rejects all offers of Fiona’s participation. Both women desire an end to the bloodshed and the capture of the killer, but first, they will need to put their differences aside to solve the crimes.

Over time, the killer becomes progressively more arrogant, and the carnage at the crime scenes intensifies. As Fiona and Sophie are forced to accept collaboration, their relationship deepens. Will they finally acknowledge they are a perfect fit, or will they run away from feelings that both deem perilous?

One thing is certain… the killing must stop!

 

SHIPS

by K’Anne Meinel

narrated by Carrie North

Have you ever met a person that you just were in sync with? You knew immediately that they were someone special for you? Would you know how lucky you were? Would you know they were the one?

What do you do when you fall in love with a woman, when you thought you were straight? Dealing with this unusual relationship brings a lot of “firsts” to Joan’s life.

Joan is a world-renowned artist who has always identified as straight, has three children, and is content with her life, when she meets Grace, a respected psychiatrist who also happens to be a lesbian.

Joan is conflicted and has to deal with her feelings, the incredible woman she finds herself in love with, and the relationship that occurs over the next 20 years.

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 


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New Lesfic Goodies: December 15th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

16 STEPS TO FOREVER

by Georgia Beers

If there’s one thing Brooke Sullivan knows for sure it’s that people let you down, but that hasn’t stopped her from going after the life she wants. In a new city, with a new job and a new start as a high-end real estate agent, she’s finally back on her feet. The last thing she needs is a distraction. Not her volatile neighbors, not a damn stray cat, and certainly not the flaky, infuriatingly adorkable girl-next-door property stager she has to work with.

Macy Carr believes in soul mates and true love. She knows because she had it all until a freak accident took the love of her life. She’s doing okay though, surrounded by her family, her animals, and her BFFs. Home staging gives her a sense of control, and she’s made her job her happy place. If only the super sexy, super cold new agent working for Macy’s biggest client wasn’t determined to ruin that.

 

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS 

by Georgia Beers, Maggie Cummings, & Fiona Riley

In Triple Dog Dare by Georgia Beers, Sasha Wolfe has been talking up her new girlfriend to her overbearing mother for months, and when her skeptical sister dares her to invite this new squeeze over for family Christmas, Sasha accepts the challenge. After all, how hard can it be to bring your nonexistent girlfriend home for the holidays?

In Hustle & Bustle by Maggie Cummings, Hannah Monroe is ready to dazzle customers with her pop-up shop at NYC’s winter holiday market. NYPD beat cop Toby Beckett, who just wants to protect and serve, barely notices the spirit of the season until events keep pushing her into Hannah’s path.

In A Christmas Miracle by Fiona Riley, Mira Donahue’s bar, Mirage, is the hottest Christmas party venue in Boston, despite Mira’s secret: she hates Christmas. When self-described Queen of Carols Courtney Rivers books Mirage for her company’s holiday party, she clashes with Mira over the plans. Then a freak storm strands them in the bar, and more than miracles abound.

 

MIDNIGHT TRADITION

Celebrities Series: Book 3

by Nicole Pyland

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Maddox Delaney wasn’t all that famous; she was well-known by association. Surrounded by her famous, coupled-off friends, Maddox had thought she had her chance at love. And when that didn’t work out, she wondered if she’d ever get another try. A New Year’s Eve Party hosted by some of her closest friends isn’t really her idea of fun, but it might just be what she needs to mend her broken heart.

Avery Simpson wasn’t quite sure how she had ended up at this party. She would much rather be working on her app instead of hanging out by herself at a New Year’s Eve party hosted by none other than Peyton Gloss and Dani Wilder. When she’s ended up tagging along with her eccentric brother anyway, Avery feels out of place, and she’s definitely not planning on kissing anyone at midnight. That is until she meets Maddox.

As the party unfolds, Maddox and Avery not only keep running into each other, they are finding excuses to. What happens when the clock strikes midnight?

One night. One party. One midnight tradition. This is the story of how two women meet and decide to take a chance on something they’d never thought they’d have.

 

THE FOUND JAR

b Jaycie Morrison

Horror fiction writer Emily Harris just wants to be left alone with her work. But plagued by writer’s block, she reluctantly agrees to join her friends at their luxurious beach house for the summer. Maybe a change of scenery will inspire her.

Local housekeeper Beck Reynolds keeps her life simple—saving for a boat and avoiding the town bullies while she attends art classes. Meeting successful but prickly Emily leaves her feeling awestruck, and she wants to make a good impression, even though Emily seems determined to run her off. But Beck’s not the one who is just visiting.

Emily knows all about loss, and guilt, and rejection. Opening her heart has always gotten her hurt, and she’s absolutely not letting anyone in, even someone good, or good-looking, like Beck.

 

OUT THE OTHER SIDE

WeHo Book 19

by Sherryl D. Hancock

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Life in WeHo is a rollercoaster of change. There are new jobs, new relationships, and a new arrival brings much joy.   Jealousy and insecurities spread like the wildfires that are raging through Southern California, threatening everything in their path. Real danger is on their doorstep—will they all make it Out the Other Side?

Trigger warning: Cancer and Emergency situations.

 

NOT THIS TIME

by MA Binfield

Sofia is tired: of touring, of her record company, of her fake boyfriend. After collapsing on stage, she’s forced to recuperate at her beach house.

Madison feels settled for the first time in a long while. She’s back home in Miami and her interior design business is thriving. So what if she’s a little lonely, the universe will send her someone when she’s ready. But Madison soon discovers the universe has a sick sense of humor when Sofia turns out to be her new client. Once upon a time, they were bandmates in America’s hottest girl band. Their biggest secret? They were in love—the forever and ever kind—until Sofia told Madison she was going solo.

Flung back into each other’s lives, each is forced to face the hurt they caused the other. But maybe, just maybe, Sofia’s new single, “Not This Time,” is the universe playing matchmaker again.

 

WITH HER THIS CHRISTMAS

by Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Seven months after meeting on a dating site, Abbie Greywood and Joyce Stewart are about to experience Christmas in their respective corners of Oregon. Yet when Abbie makes the hard decision to cancel Christmas with her family, she turns to Joyce, a woman with no family left.

Is it time to take their relationship to the next level? Dare they meet in person when everyone is supposed to stay six feet away?

 

LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING

by Jaime Maddox

Dr. Samantha Brooks is having a midlife crisis. Her twin sons are about to go off to college, leaving her struggling to find direction. On top of that, she’s being deposed for a lawsuit. And just when it can’t get any worse, she finds out her lawyer is Kirby Fielding, the woman she had a brief but dazzling affair with just before starting medical school. Sam didn’t have the courage to follow her heart back then, or to reach out to Kirby since, but now she’s ready for a change. She only hopes Kirby will give her another chance to prove that love changes everything.

 

SNOW WHITE AND HER QUEEN 2

by Anna Ferrara

Before there was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, there were two other stories some preferred not to tell… One year after leaving the North behind, Queen Katherine and Princess Eirwen struggle with new troubles—a cinder dust covered apprentice who brings to Eirwen something Katherine can never give and an old acquaintance of Katherine who has taken to calling them “beasts”. When desire brings out the worst in all of them, Eirwen and Katherine have to seek creative ways to get to that happily ever after they once thought possible, before it slips out of their reach forever and always.

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

IF YOU DARE

by Sandy Lowe

Lauren West is stuck. Stuck in her hometown over the holidays. Stuck in a Wi-Fi dead zone. Stuck watching her longtime crush make out with her ex-best-friend. The small town of Sunrise Falls thrives on gossip, and everyone’s talking about the mess she’s made of her life back in San Francisco. One festively decorated bar and two vodka tonics later, a game of truth or dare seems like just the thing to distract her. Until the dare to seduce the next woman who walks through the door brings her face-to-face with librarian Emma Prescott.

Emma’s a good girl with a mind dirty enough to make a sex worker blush. A painful experience as a teenager has left her anxious and afraid of her own desire, but when gorgeous Lauren West kisses her senseless, Emma thinks maybe she’s finally found the perfect person to help her break free. That is, until Lauren comes clean about what really turns her on and reveals passions far darker than Emma ever anticipated.

Reader Advisory: If You Dare contains explicit fantasies of non-consent.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

by Ann Caspersen

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Quarantine has stranded Holly a continent away from her beautiful girlfriend, and the prospect of spending Christmas alone threatens to take all the happy out of her holidays.

With no end in sight for lockdown, Carol needs to readjust her holiday plans. She’ll need to get creative to keep her feisty girlfriend satisfied.

When Holly’s Christmas presents arrive early, they come with an entire list of terms and conditions she’ll need to follow to the letter. But she will find a closeness even across the distance that she never dreamed possible.

If she can abide by the rules…

 

FANTASY EROTICA

 

DEMON HUNTER ASHLYN

Sexy Demon Hunter: Book 3

by Riley Rose

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Ashlyn Summersnow, expert Demon Hunter, somehow has gotten herself into an illicit love affair with Thalia, a succubus, the sexiest of all demons. And somehow joins Thalia in journeying to a powerful and sensual Sorceress for a favor.

The sexy Sorceress will grant their request if they do two things for her. Become her sex toys. And help her win the heart of a powerful warrior named Kiosa.

Will Ashlyn and Thalia succumb to the Sorceress’s domination? Will they help her have kinky shenanigans with her strong and sexy warrior lover? And will they finally find true love with each other?

Find out in Book 3 of Ashlyn’s sexy and submissive fantasy adventures!

 

PARANORMAL THRILLER

 

FROM THE WOODS

by Charlotte Greene

When Fiona’s friends drag her along on a two-week backpacking trip in the remote Colorado mountains, she’s pleasantly surprised to learn that she’ll be spending that entire trip with their attractive trail guide, Roz.

Once in the woods, however, far from anything resembling civilization, something or someone comes for them.

With their lives in danger, Fiona and Roz are forced to set off on their own to look for help, drawing the threat from the woods and away from their friends but directly toward them.

 

MYSTERY

 

THE CRYSTAL’S CURSE

by Jane Alden

Unconventional archaeologist, Dr. Cassandra Stillwell, seeks to solve the 3500-year-ago murder of a female pharaoh, Hatshepsut. She and her young assistant, Ari Morgan, travel to Luxor, Egypt in search of Hatshepsut’s mummy. Their quest is complicated by a modern-day murder, an inept police detective, an over-zealous government minister, and an ancient curse. Will Cass and Ari solve the murder and find Hatshepsut—and love—among the ancient tombs of the Valley of the Kings?

 

INTRIGUE & THRILLER / ROMANCE

 

HEART OF THE STORM

by Nicole Stiling

Juliet Mitchell is doing just fine. Her career with the Shell Creek Police Department is on track, her son, Declan, is amazing, and for the first time in a long time, life is simple, if unremarkable. Until a dead body is found outside the Shell Creek Library.

Sienna Bennett doesn’t know how she ended up here. She’s overwhelmed as a big city victim advocate, her soon-to-be-ex-husband is living in their pool house, and she feels like her stepson, Declan, blames her for the state of their family. She needs something else to focus on.

Juliet and Sienna might share a history with Declan’s dad, but they’re nothing more than friendly acquaintances. When they’re thrown together in the midst of the biggest investigation Shell Creek has ever seen, neither anticipates a forbidden attraction. It definitely isn’t worth upending the life they’ve worked so hard for. Is it?

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

LIFE IN BITS

by Harper Bliss & TB Markinson

narrated by Stephanie Murphy

Can a Christmas romance mend a life that’s broken to pieces?

Eileen Makenna is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who has traveled the world for more than two decades, chasing the next big story. She returns home for the holidays shattered by a life-altering event and facing the terrifying prospect she’ll never be able to work again.

When Eileen meets Naomi Weaver, a small-town girl who dedicates her free time to helping those in need, Eileen is entranced by Naomi’s zest for life. Can Eileen overcome her inner demons and troubled family relationships to let Naomi in?

Best-selling lesbian romance authors Harper Bliss and T.B. Markinson have teamed up to bring this touching age-gap love story to life. Grab your copy of the holiday romance that’s the talk of the season.

 

THE WORLD THAT WILL NEVER BE

by Maria Siopis

narrated by Meg Harkness

The world where the straights are hated for hundreds of years is about to turn for the worse and shatter to pieces. The involvement of Eliza X, a police officer, in the killing of a straight, Jeffrey Antinoro, becomes the singular event and the catalyst that sends humanity into a tailspin.

A revolution erupts, and Eliza is the sole cause of it. Nevertheless, her journey forces her to rediscover herself and find love in the arms of her professor Linda Pelc. Together, they’ll try to redefine the human capacity of acceptance and denounce a world that is full of lies, deception, and hatred.

Are they going to save the straights, or are the forces that seek their demise stronger? Who is going to be victorious when the revolution erupts between the gays and straights? Is the fiber of humanity saved at last, or will the dark powers of prejudice and hate prevail?

 

DARK STAR

by Prudence MacLeod

narrated by Cassandra Arnold

Vengeance is hers.

She always fought for the underdog and never harmed an innocent, but her power couldn’t be hidden in a small town. Unable to make herself heard, and tired of the abuse at home, Starla Kirby fled to the city. In her defiant desire to be heard, she turned from the light that would not help her, and called upon the powers of darkness, awakening something terrible in the process. Thus, her fate was sealed. Does she have the power to keep the world safe from the terror she had awakened?

There is only one slim chance.

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: December 8th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

KISMET

by TB Markinson

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What do you do when love strikes at the worst possible moment?

Dagny is convinced she’s about to get engaged while on holiday in England. What she doesn’t expect is getting dumped. To make matters worse, it happens on Christmas Eve.

Allison receives an assignment from her boss that will make Allison’s journalistic career. The investigation will call for one thing: her complete dedication to the story and nothing else.

The two meet on Christmas Eve night, and while Allison is brimming with joy, Dagny wants nothing to do with anyone. However, what’s worse? Being alone on a holiday or spending it with a stranger neither will probably ever see again?

There’s one major problem. They just might be perfect for each other despite the terrible timing.

Is it kismet or a curse?

 

THE CHRISTMAS CHECKLIST

by Zoey Lennox

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Everyone knows personal trainer Blayke Bell’s family are obsessed with Christmas. The tree goes up at the start of November and there’s always a long list of festive activities planned.

When Blayke learns one of her clients, Zanthie Brown, has never had the chance to celebrate Christmas, she’s positively scandalised. Compiling a checklist, she sets out to ensure Zanthie experiences a Christmas she’ll never forget. Between ice skating, hot chocolate, baking cookies and tree decorating, sparks start to fly, but there’s a problem. Everyone knows you shouldn’t date your best friend’s ex and Zanthie is Blayke’s friend and work colleague Lana’s ex-girlfriend.

Join Blayke and Zanthie as they try to fight their growing feelings in this festive romance.

 

DECK THE HALLS

by Caitlin Ryan

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Bridget Buttermilk hates Christmas. Between raising her daughter alone and running an online crafting business, she has no time to put up a tree, or bake cookies for Santa.

Valerie Rivers loves Christmas. If it’s Christmas themed, she has to have it. Leaving her high-school girlfriend, Bridget, to pursue an acting career is one of her biggest regrets.

Is 25 days enough to fall in love, find her Christmas spirit, and keep their sanity long enough to make it through the annual Christmas market, or do they need a Christmas miracle?

 

MISSION: GIRLFRIEND

by Marian Snowe

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Three feet of snow. Two single women. One meddling family. Is it a recipe for love or disaster? Jas Arsenault’s heart aches for someone to spend Christmas with, but she’s still reeling from a bad breakup. Chloe Simmons has always felt alone and unlovable. When they meet unexpectedly in a ski resort’s only working hot tub, both women are shocked by the intensity of their connection…but Jas’s matchmaking family is about to throw a wrench in the works.

 

FEMME LIKE HER

by Fiona Zedde

Nailah has certain rules. She only dates studs, gets her therapy from racing her Camaro, and always leaves exes in the past where they belong. But when one ex—her only femme mistake—comes back into her life bringing passion and an explosive secret, can Nailah throw out her rulebook to have a real chance at love?

 

ARRIVAL OF THE BIRDS

by Michelle Arnold

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Abandoned by her mother as a small child, Allie has spent her life trying not to disappoint anyone. Her friend Josie, a spontaneous, fun-loving college professor, seems determined to defy Allie’s low expectations in life. She persists in finding new ways to brighten Allie’s life and reassure her she will always be there, no matter what.  When Allie’s mother suddenly turns back up, Allie wants to believe it’s an attempt to rekindle their relationship and finally heal her childhood trauma, but Josie suspects there is more to the unexpected contact. Nevertheless, when Allie agrees to make an enormous sacrifice for her mother, Josie promises to see her through it. Allie finds old wounds reopened as she faces the draining ordeal, but with Josie steadfastly by her side, she begins to wonder if perhaps it is time to come out and try to mend her broken heart.

 

IN HER EYES

by Marcella Manibusan

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A famous lesbian musician, Summer Jacobs, is in love with her equally gay but also married publicist, Mia Reynolds. As Mia struggles to process this revelation, time is also unknowingly running out. While Mia overthinks almost to the point of indecision; Summer presses forward knowing she’ll have to put her heart out there if she stands a chance with the love of her life.

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

BAKING UP TROUBLE

by Ann Caspersen

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Lyss’s in-laws spring a last minute cookie exchange on her, she’s in a race against the clock to get her baking done in time. But when Jamie, her sexy butch wife, decides to turn up the heat in the kitchen, cookies are the last thing on Lyss’s mind. She’s about to have a very Merry Christmas indeed.

 

URBAN FANTASY

 

DE-TERMINATION

Quarter Life: Book 2

by Adrian J. Smith

Faye’s been Molly’s lover and agent for her creature-hunting friends for a year, but she’s still unsettled and unwilling to fully explore her Tainted Side. She is sent on a mission and disappears in South America.

Molly, a powerful witch, searches for Faye ruthlessly, leading to conflict with her team. Meanwhile, she’s brought Amelia in to help, and Amelia has her sights on seducing Molly as things fall apart.

Content warning: Rape, torture.

 

FANTASY 

 

CURLING VINES AND CRIMSON TRADES

Broken Chronicles: Book 2

by Kellie Doherty

Rare goods trader, Orenda Silverstone leads a happy life with her wife and friends. She’s an Elu—a race whose crafting is centered on protection—but her power is broken. Now, her sword is her strength. When her wife gets kidnapped and Orenda has to use her trading skills to complete some nearly impossible tasks to get her back, a good sword arm won’t be enough. Orenda’s time is rapidly coming to a close. She needs help.

But she’s been forced into silence. Two sun goddess worshippers, twins Lan and Lyra, decide to join Orenda’s quest in order to guard one of the rarer items to its destination. Orenda’s not sure she can turn her back on either one, but with no other options, she competes against the sunrises to complete her tasks before her wife is killed.

Then, the unthinkable happens. Orenda’s best friend, Jax, tries to kill her.

Between racing against the coming dawns and battles at every turn, Orenda’s list now seems insurmountable. No longer certain of who is friend or foe, she must come up with a plan to save them all before the sun rises on her wife’s final day.

 

MYSTERY

 

MALEFIC MALICE

Malice: Book 30

by K’Anne Meinel

Lessons on how to piss off a lesbian serial killer:

1) Hit her in the head with the butt of a gun.
2) Treat her with disdain and underestimate her abilities.
3) Involve her family!

Alice awakens to discover she has been taken prisoner. Flashbacks are instantaneous, and when she realizes that Kathy and Emily are there too, she is compelled to return them to safety. Alice doesn’t want her family involved in this part of her life. She isn’t comfortable with them knowing, much less participating, after all her years of hard work to keep them in the dark.

Paybacks can be deadly for those who don’t realize how truly gifted Alice is. Follow along as Alice continues to triumph at what she does so very well…

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

HEART OF ICE

by TB Markinson & Miranda MacLeod

narrated by Stephanie Murphy

What happens when the one person who makes your heart sing is also the one person who could destroy everything you’ve worked for?

Laurie “The Hatchet” Emerson is a ruthless leader in Boston finance who’s rumored to have a block of ice where her heart should be. If only. Recently widowed, Laurie fears she’s broken beyond repair, until a once-in-a-lifetime business deal reignites her passion for work and gives her a shot at proving to the world she still has some life left in her.

Jack Kennedy is a young portfolio manager who aspires to greatness. Unfortunately, she’s so many rungs down the corporate ladder she can’t even scrape up enough money to move out of her mother’s apartment. Her luck changes when her work ethic is finally rewarded with the job opportunity of her dreams.

A blizzard forces their worlds to collide, but what was meant to be a no-strings night of passion becomes more complicated when they both arrive at the office the next morning to discover they each spent the night with the one person in the city who could crush their futures.

Together, they just might hold the keys to everything they’ve ever wanted, but the difference in their ages and positions could spell the end of their careers. Will the ice queen and the protégé find happiness together or lose everything?

 

BULLETPROOF

by Maggie Cummings

narrated by Paige McKinney

Dylan Prescott has all the answers, even when she doesn’t know the questions. She’s in her element cruising the singles scene and crushing cases as a newly minted NYPD detective. Equal parts free spirit and thrill seeker, catching bad guys and charming good girls are what she was born to do.

Briana Logan doesn’t play. A successful assistant United States attorney with several convictions on her résumé, she’s a commanding presence in the courtroom. In any room, to be honest. Smart and sexy, she’s got her work-life balance down. It’s simple: career first, everything else second. That is, until Dylan Prescott is assigned to the team investigating a sophisticated narcotics ring.

Their chemistry is undeniable, but the complicated NYC criminal justice system doesn’t leave room for real feelings. Keeping their emotions in check isn’t easy. Where the heart is concerned, no one is bulletproof.

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

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CALLING LESFIC AUTHORS!

This holiday season will be very different for so many of us. Please help I Heart Lesfic  put a smile on readers’ faces.

It’s pretty easy to enter the holiday photo contest and the ultimate goal is to have fun.

What do you say? Are you willing to help me spread holiday cheer?

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New Lesfic Goodies: December 1st Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

IT’S A DATE

by Claire Highton-Stevenson

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Sally Braithwaite, a dedicated career woman, dating has never been a priority.

But with Christmas looming, she finds herself wondering if it’s not the perfect time to find love.

With best friend and fellow teacher Gabby Dickson in tow, Sally finds herself navigating the world of gay bars and dating apps.

However, Sally and Gabby seem to be oblivious to the fact they are in love with one another.

 

EVERGREEN

by Ruby Scott

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The year is 2045.

Alex Galbraith is a developer, a visionary, and a marketing genius. She also happens to be a beautiful woman with a gift for seeing the potential in others, so when she comes across architect Zoe McGuire, she makes her an offer she can’t refuse… or can she?

In an effort to persuade Zoe her future is with Alex’s company and with Christmas approaching, she takes the young Architect to visit their flagship community in rural Sweden. But much more is revealed than either of them ever imagined.

In this tale of love, hope, and community, prepare to have your faith renewed. The world really is an amazing place.

An age gap, slow burn, lesbian Christmas romance.

 

ALL SHE WANTS

by A. J. Marchant

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Tilda hates Christmas. Clare loves it.

After a bizarre run-in at the emergency room and a set-up at the local pub brings them together, Clare takes on the challenge to put a little festive spirit into Tilda’s life.

Can Clare change Tilda’s mind?

All She Wants is a Christmas holiday romance set in a small rural town in Australia. It’s a light-hearted love story packed full with cheer, a well-trained border collie, quirky locals, and a comedic twist on the quintessential family moments that make Christmas the most wonderful time of the year.

 

HER CHRISTMAS ESCAPE

by Frankie Duncan & Jo Cox

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Have you ever wanted to escape Christmas and all the expectations that come with it?

Lexie knows exactly how you feel. Convinced she’s worked through every available woman in the city of Jersey and not wanting to endure another ‘single’ Christmas, she hits on the perfect solution—a women loving women Christmas cruise.

Days of unbridled sex surrounded by Scandinavian blondes in bubbling hot tubs awaits her… or does it?

Having travelled 3,500 miles, Joss thinks she’s found the perfect distraction from Christmas in the form of the tantalising, tall, tux wearing French siren, Esmée. She’d do just about anything to get under that body, but perhaps not the one thing she’d need to.

Both women find out that not everything is quite what it seems in this hilarious, fast-paced Christmas adventure.

Passionate, funny, and steamy; get on board for a surprising and uplifting—not to mention sizzling—seasonal romance. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, this is exactly what you want Santa to drop down your chimney after the cluster f**k that has been 2020.

 

TIS THE SEASON

by Luci Dreamer

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Bridgette Faul is an ex-con who owns and operates Dirty Hands Farm, an open to the public farm that employs ex-cons looking to make a life for themselves. At forty, she’s set in her ways and has her life just the way she likes it: organized and simple.

Olivia Predmore is an up-and-coming prosecutor who seems to have the perfect life with her future all but decided. But a chance meeting at Bridgette’s Dirty Hands Christmas Tree Farm has both women rethinking what, and who, they really want in life.

 

ONE FOR THE ROAD

by Sienna Waters

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Wrong time, wrong place, definitely wrong person…

Sammie Troy just can’t deal with her life anymore, so she sells all she’s got, leaves her fiancé, and buys an RV. But when the runaway bride parks her truck in front of a small town bar the last thing she’s expecting is Leo Bonham.

Butch, sexy, and older, Leo is everything that Sammie has never wanted. Not least because she’s female. And Leo isn’t too pleased about meeting Sammie either. She’s off relationships for good, and anyway, that huge RV is deterring customers.

Sammie’s too straight, too young, and too beautiful for Leo’s taste. And Leo’s too broken, too stubborn, and too old for Sammie’s games. And yet the bubbling excitement between them can’t be denied.

It should have been just a stop on the road, just another customer, but somehow their lives got tangled together. Right up until one cuts the other free. An escape story turned into a romance, which turned into a tragedy. And the only way to get a happy ending is to leave the past behind…

 

GET IT RIGHT

Love at Knockdown: Book 1

by Skye Kilaen

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A butch lesbian parolee. The pretty pansexual nurse who got away. Is this their second chance at a happily ever after?

Finn is finally out of prison, which is great. Having no job, no car, and no place to sleep except her cousin’s couch? Not so great. Plus, her felony theft conviction isn’t doing wonders for her employment prospects, so she can’t afford her migraine meds without the public clinic.

The last thing she ever expected was for the gal who stole her heart to come walking down that clinic’s hallway: Vivi, the manicure-loving nurse who spent two years fighting the prison system to get proper medical care for her patients, including Finn.

 

LIQUID COURAGE

by Stephanie Shea

A searing contemporary romance burning with new sparks and old flames.

Alexandria Van Kirk has always been a slave to her romantic nature. When a night of liquid courage lands her in bed with one of her best friends, Alex is confronted by a host of feelings that terrify her.

But embracing a newfound romance amid the return of an old flame is a precarious balance, one not even Alex herself is sure she can manage.

How the hell does she choose between the girl she loves and the one she could never confess loving to begin with?

Contains (verbal) depictions of homophobia and mentions of self-harm.

 

BABY DOCTOR

by Kim Hartfield

Available in Kindle Unlimited

As an obstetrician, Audrey thinks she’s seen it all – until a patient gives birth completely alone. Drawn to Krista’s inner strength, Audrey longs to learn more about her and her determination to survive any obstacle.

Overwhelmed by single motherhood, Krista is grateful for Audrey’s friendship. Although Audrey’s success intimidates Krista, she idolizes her – and she can’t help noticing the doctor’s mature beauty.

Krista is too young for Audrey, and she used to be her patient. They shouldn’t even be friends, and yet both want to be lovers. Can they take a risk and follow their hearts – or will both remain single moms forever?

 

CRASH DANCE

by Elle Armstrong

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Gabriella De Luca’s day falls apart when her service car badly injures a young woman. Feeling a strange pull Gabriella visits her in hospital, and an unexpected friendship begins.

Bailey Williams is seriously injured and needs rehabilitation. Bailey is surprised when Gabriella offers her home for recuperation. As two grow closer will a problem at Gabriella’s dance studio threaten their burgeoning relationship or will a new enemy bring it crashing down.

Warning: This book contains mild scenes of unwanted attention from a male.

 

EROTICA

 

TEMPTING MY BEST FRIEND’S MILF

Submissive MILF: Book 2

by Riley Rose

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Alex Masters is still the hottest MILF in town! But now she’s in a submissive relationship with her daughter’s 20 year-old best friend Melody. And loves letting Mel dominate her sexy 40 year-old body.

But she also loves her daughter. More than anything. And can’t let her find out about her and Melody.

Will Alex and Mel be able to keep their illicit love affair a secret? Will Alex let her daughter’s best friend dominate all her most sensitive areas in new and kinky ways? Find out how much naughtier Alex gets in Book 2 of the Submissive MILF Series!

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

NIGHT AND DAYE

by Morgan Elliot

Renown cold case investigator and author Natalie Daye was torn from her home in sunny Charleston, South Carolina by whacky stipulations in her eccentric aunt’s will, including making her endure a frigid winter in upstate New York. On her way to her aunt’s lake house, a drunk driver ran her into a snow-covered gully, leaving her cold, angry, and stranded. Natalie had given up hope of getting her car out of the ravine, when a mysterious woman drove up and offered to pull her out. Natalie had no idea that this was just the beginning of the strange events that would challenge all her investigative skills. After a few days at her aunt’s Victorian house, Natalie was plagued with dreams and visions that lead her to believe she was losing her grip on reality until once again, the mysterious woman, Michelle, comes to her rescue, after a fainting spell precipitated by baffling encounter with the house’s former owner. Together Natalie and Michelle embark on an unconventional investigation to unlock the secrets of the house and in the process, fall deeply in love. Will what they find destroy their newly found love or will it draw them closer together in this truly haunting mystery?

 

ROMANTIC INTRIGUE 

 

SECRETS IN THE SHADOWS

Shadow: Book 7

by Kat Smith

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Keelyn Garrison, who we met in the series’s sixth installment, Malice In The Shadows, sets out to rebuild her life after suffering a devastating betrayal. Escaping to Fort Meade, Keelyn takes refuge in Mara and Payton’s guest apartment as she focuses on building her legacy as she expands the family business and launches the new regional office of Garrison Security in Silver Springs, Maryland. With Keelyn’s intentions laser-focused on work, she is blindsided when, upon her arrival, she discovers that Mara is playing matchmaker and has invited a new associate in the SpecOps division to join them for dinner.

With eyes the color of smooth Tennessee whiskey, and a southern drawl as thick as molasses, Colonel Sloan Atkinson is instantly captivated with Keelyn and embarks on a patient and persistent mission to win her over. Determined to rebuff the overconfident colonel, Keelyn finds herself in a war of wills when Sloan goes to extreme lengths to shatter her resolute resolve and lay bare Keelyn’s garrisoned heart.

As Payton and Mara protectively watch over Keelyn, Payton discovers someone is also watching her and finds the nightmares that have haunted her nights for over a decade come back with a vengeance when her arch-nemesis, Robin Driscoll, escapes from a private British prison and sets her sights on enacting her deadly revenge.

As Payton and her family come under attack, she races to protect those that she holds dear and desperately calls on Daniel and CIA operative Matt Dalton for help. However, Payton quickly realizes that Daniel and Matt might not have her back and, in fact, may also have hidden agendas and scores of their own to settle.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

THE CANDIDATE

by Tracey Richardson

narrated by Lori Prince

Presidential candidate Jane Kincaid – gorgeous, dynamic and extremely driven – is taking the country by storm, passionately outlining her blueprint for America. Voters quickly fall in love with her…and so, unwittingly, does Secret Service Agent Alexandria Warner.

Their mutual attraction begins to take on a fiery life of its own, and soon Jane fears that their intense feelings for each other are a tinder box that could destroy the landscape of her career…and alter the history of the country.

Jane had always expected the road to the White House would exact a high personal toll. She just never knew how high…until she’s forced to choose between her heart and her political destiny.

 

DARE TO LOVE

by A. L. Brooks

narrated by Sienna Frances

Investment banker Ash Taylor left her cut-throat world to set up a cool, cutting-edge tattoo studio. Her love life’s been a lot bumpier, though. Ever since a heart-breaking affair with a straight colleague, she’s vowed to steer clear of women unsure of their sexuality.

Talent-agency executive Carmen Lyttleton is straight, career focused, and not prone to distraction from her occasional casual relationships. When her best friend gets a tattoo at Ash’s studio, Carmen finds herself unexpectedly impressed by Ash and her business.

When they accidentally meet again, Carmen is shocked by the sparks between them and the realization that she feels a lot more than just admiration for Ash’s work ethic. It can’t possibly mean what it seems…can it?

The pull between the women is powerful but so are their fears, old baggage, and stubbornness. Can they dare to love?

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 

LESFIC GIVEAWAYS

 

CALLING LESFIC AUTHORS!

This holiday season will be very different for so many of us. Please help I Heart Lesfic  put a smile on readers’ faces.

It’s pretty easy to enter the holiday photo contest and the ultimate goal is to have fun.

What do you say? Are you willing to help me spread holiday cheer?

Click here for the details.

 


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New Lesfic Goodies: November 24th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

CHRISTMAS IN MISTLETOE

by Clare Lydon

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What happens if you hate Christmas, but get stranded in Mistletoe?

Fran Bell is a music exec who’s welded to her career. Even when her parents move to a sleepy village called Mistletoe, she still vows to work through Christmas. When she tells the locals, their shock is palpable.

One particular local stands out. Ruby O’Connell, a dazzling singer, and the last person Fran expects to find as her parents’ neighbour. They’ve crossed paths before in London. It wasn’t pretty.

When they’re thrown together to organise a Christmas festival, their relationship starts to thaw. But when old tensions boil up, can Fran and Ruby make the Mistletoe magic stick?

Best-selling author Clare Lydon brings you a festive story to pep up your year, set in a twinkly village with a cast of laugh-out-loud characters. If you love Hallmark Christmas movies but have been longing for one with two female leads, it’s time to get swept up in this Christmas cracker of a romance!

 

ABOUT LAST NIGHT

by Hildred Billings & Cynthia Dane

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Nyla Deng has been slinging drinks in Paradise, Taipei’s foremost nightclub, long enough to know the two main rules. The first is to always give patrons the best customer service in town.

The second?

Don’t. Fraternize.

Simple enough for Nyla, who prefers to date “normal” girls instead of the clueless heiresses and cynical businesswomen who blow off steam in Paradise. Yet when has a drink with Terry Tsao, one of Shanghai’s most wayward heiresses, she quickly loses control and wakes up in Terry’s bed.

With a piece of paper that refuses to let this stay a simple one-night stand.

 

LOVE IN ACTION

Unexpected Love Series: Book 2

by Frankie Duncan

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Hollywood comes to Scotland, for the filming of a new epic tale of highland romance, the boundaries between reality and fairytale become blurred. It takes a brave heart to keep believing and this romantic comedy challenges you to find out if you too would be brave enough to trust your own heart.

Kat is a force of nature; a free spirited woman who knows how to have fun and never wants to be tied down. Kat, loves life, women, gin and sex although not always in that order.

Jennifer Michaels is an oscar winning American actress, often described as “one of the best actresses of her generation.” At 53, she had led a full career but little is known about her personal life although that has never stopped the rumour factory.

When Jen arrives in Kat’s village she is handed an opportunity, to which she cannot say no. A simple “yes” sets in motion a series of events with an outcome, neither expected.

This slow burn, age gap romance with its festive cheer will leave you in no doubt what you’ll be asking Santa for this Christmas.

 

BISEXUAL EROTICA

 

THE FIRST LADY

Jade’s Erotic Adventures: Book 32

by Victoria Rush

When Jade bumps into an incognito First Lady during a political convention in town, the two strike up a conversation in her local coffee shop. After the First Lady hears about Jade’s attempt to provide support for her husband’s political campaign, she invites her to Washington to attend a gala event at the White House.

When the two women meet again at the gala, sparks begin to fly between them while they struggle to control their growing feelings for one another. During a break in the event, they excuse themselves from the proceedings and meet in the White House powder room, where they enjoy a brief but intense tryst.

The following day, the First Lady calls Jade at her hotel where they clandestinely meet up once again to have a sexy romp in her hotel room. But it’s not until Liz invites Jade to spend a night in the Lincoln Bedroom and the President catches them in the throes of passion that things begin to get really interesting…

 

HISTORICAL FANTASY

 

COLOURS OF DAWN

From the Ashes of Victory: Book 4

by Cameron Darrow

Available in Kindle Unlimited

In a time of new beginnings, the past still holds power over the future.

With the EVE Witchcraft Conservatory on the verge of opening its doors, Millie Brown and the newly-minted Doctor Victoria Ravenwood return home to Longstown changed. After years-long battles both figurative and literal, they are welcomed back just in time to have the futures of 24 would-be witches placed in their hands while the eyes of the world watch.

But the past will not let go so easily, and Millie, Victoria and Katya will have to find the courage to face it or risk shattering EVE from the inside out. To do so, they will need each other more than ever, and in ways they never imagined. Emotions run high as change runs rampant, and only the strength of their love for one another as friends, lovers and sisters will determine whether they lead EVE into a gathering dusk or a bright new dawn.

 

SCI-FI EROTIC ROMANCE

 

HUNTING ASTRID

by Thea Landen

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Astrid has yet to find romance on the Zeta-16 space station. All that changes when Tabitha, a former soldier, applies for a job at her company. Since Astrid has been hurt before, she devises a plan: she suggests they enter the simulations used to test applicants and fight their way through, making herself the grand prize. Everything they want is within reach, but will Tabitha hunt her down?

 

ROMANTIC THRILLER 

 

MOON OVER ST. AUGUSTINE

Moon Over America Series: Book 1

by Renn Loraine

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Meg doesn’t believe in ghosts. And yet…

One night in a foggy St. Augustine cemetery, Meghan Thomas is startled by a beautiful woman who seems to have stepped out of Florida’s Spanish past. Stunned, but thinking the woman needs help, Meg follows her – only to discover she has disappeared.

The incident leaves Meg unnerved, but it’s only the beginning of what happens next: faint footsteps in her apartment at night, the sound of small items scraping across surfaces, and furniture that seems to have moved of its own accord.

And then one day – among the graceful palm trees and historic buildings of the oldest city in the U.S. – Meg seems to be the only one who sees the sensual woman in the black mantilla and long red skirt moving through the ancient coquina streets. Meg follows, not knowing the way leads to a mystery – and the woman who will change her life forever.

Thrilling, sexy, and romantic, Moon over St. Augustine is a slow burn f/f romance.

 

NOT MY CAREER

Femme Protectors Series: Book 4

by Aria Storm

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Rachel has just finished shooting her documentary on Havana for her thesis project. She is celebrating on her small ship with her professors, when a drenched beautiful woman climbs through her cabin window identifying herself as a CIA agent, and pleads for Rachel’s help getting a mysterious package to her partner in Florida.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

THE HOLIDAY TREATMENT

by Elle Spencer

narrated by Lori Prince

By day, Holly Hudson’s a story editor for Wifetime Network. By night, she’s the writer for the network’s very cheesy, very straight holiday romance series -Christmas in Evermore. Holly took the job to accomplish exactly one thing: A gay Christmas movie. She’s been shot down before, but things start to look up when Meredith Drake unexpectedly moves into the network’s holiday division.

On the heels of a brief (but totally hot) fling, Holly and Meredith agree to keep things professional now that they’ll be working together. Especially since the network has a strict policy about workplace relationships. Instead, they vow to channel their passion into a pitch for the network’s first Christmas movie to feature two female leads.

In this contemporary romance, Holly and Meredith work to make the Yuletide gayer while discovering that happy endings aren’t only for the movies.

 

DEMON HUNTER ASHLYN

Sexy Demon Hunter Series: Book 2

by Riley Rose

narrated by Nikki Monroe

Ashlyn, Demon Hunter extraordinaire, is on the trail of Thalia, a sneaky succubus who’s having sex with everyone in town. Ashlyn’s job is to get rid of Thalia. The only problem is Thalia is the most beautiful, sexual creature Ashlyn has ever seen.

Will Ashlyn be able to fight her lust for Thalia or will her desire for the sexy succubus be too much for her? And what exactly can Thalia do with that sexy tail of hers anyway? Find out if Ashlyn will be seduced by the sexiest succubus ever!

 

OUTBACK BRED

A Woman Down Under Series: Book 2

by K’Anne Meinel

narrated by Rachel Quinn Haines

Melissa Lawrence swims ashore in Australia. She has no idea what to expect after escaping her captors. Since becoming Mel Lawrence, she finds her interests are expanding beyond just the “woman of means” role she had been raised to accept. After finding someone to teach her about becoming a grazer, she herds a flock of sheep into the Australian Outback.

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: November 17th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

ACCIDENTAL HONEYMOON

by Miranda MacLeod

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Would you marry a woman you hate for a life-changing inheritance?

Monica’s business has been hit hard by a global recession, her ex-girlfriend is selling the house out from under her, and the hot handy ma’am, Ray, who was hired to fix up the place, turns out to be the most annoying woman on the planet. Could things get any worse?

All Ray wants is to finish her job and say adios to the world’s most high-maintenance client. But after being mistaken for Monica’s girlfriend, how can Ray walk away when going along with the charade would grant an old lady her dying wish? It’s not like Ray intended to be so charming that Monica’s grandmother would rewrite her will.

Now the unlikely couple stands to inherit a vineyard in rural New England and a heap of cash large enough to change both their lives. The only hitch? They have to get hitched. And since Monica is a professional wedding blogger, they’ll have to make it the wedding of the century while convincing two million followers they’re madly in love.

No problem, aside from the simple fact that they can’t stand each other. There’s a good chance the whole thing could end in disaster, but is it possible these enemies might find true love along the way?

Best-selling lesbian fiction author Miranda MacLeod has written a slow burn fake-relationship romance that will warm you through and through.

 

SHE’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

by Emily Hayes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

How do you find a way to tell the truth when you have been lying from the start?

A sizzling hot Age Gap Long Distance Online Christmas Romance.

Lucy Beckett is an Instagram sensation and top model who is exhausted with fame and the superficiality of her life. She creates a fake profile online to find real friends who don’t want her for all the wrong reasons.

She never expects to find a real intense soul connection with someone in the build up to Christmas.

Lucy’s new girlfriend is coming home for Christmas. Can Lucy find a way to finally tell the truth?

 

DETOUR

by Amy DeMeritt

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The winter months can be lean on jobs for a contractor like Zoey, so winning a bid with the county to plow some country roads is a financial blessing for her family. And it’s not such a bad gig, especially when she has a thermos full of hot coffee and some great bluegrass music to drown out the sound of the plow.

Megan hasn’t seen her best friend in over a year, so she decides to take a road trip with her recently newborn son to visit her in Cleveland. But when a road closure detours her to the middle of nowhere in rural Pennsylvania and a snowstorm strands them on the side of the road, it seems like she’ll never make it to see her best friend.

When Zoey rescues Megan and her son, it’s a bit tense and awkward at first. But as the ice thaws and they get to know each other, they start to grow fond of their chance encounter and love begins to blossom in their hearts. Perhaps, they’ll have a complete family for Christmas after all.

 

HOLD ME TIGHT

Catskill Crew Romance: Book 2

by Anna Cove

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Maybe this time, the matchmaker has met her match.

Skylar Woodhouse has found love for everyone in her life but herself. When she meets Joy Zahara, an adorable nerd and CEO of a popular ethical social media site, she finds someone she can’t resist. Skylar knows better than most that sometimes two people can’t help but fall in love. Even when, on paper, they’d make a terrible match. Even when they’re trying their hardest not to. But when it comes for her, will she have the strength to do what’s right?

 

SINS OF MERCY

The Complete Collection

by Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Life has not been kind to Mercy: her girlfriend is gone, she’s unappreciated in her corporate job, and depression has always haunted her. That’s how she came to stand on the bridge where she meets Acedia, the deity who oversees the Seven Sinners, bringers of peace and carnal healing.

Now Mercy must embark on a journey to reclaim the sinful delights in life, beginning with Lust, the crimson-colored deity who hopes to reawaken more than just a woman’s heart. But Mercy soon discovers that a spirit’s power is not meant for most mortal flesh – a dire thought, when there are seven ethereal women waiting for her, each with their own sinful agendas!

This is the complete collection containing all 9 parts! Lust, Avarice, Sloth, Envy, Wrath, Excess, Vanity and Acedia are awaiting you!

Trigger Warnings: Depression and Suicide Ideation.

 

LOVE STORIES 6-10

by Ellie Spark

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Love Stories 6-10 contains five of Ellie Spark’s most loved novellas. While characters do reappear in stories, these love stories can be read standalone and in any order. One fan said:

“This collection of novellas is a perfect antidote for when the real world gets a little too much to bear. Each of the books contain delightful characters, some good humor and believable moments of conflict that always resolve into a nice HEA ending.

The author’s writing style is fun, quick, breezy…It’s like these are great summertime books. And I also think that these stories are great for anyone who just simply likes good love stories, no matter who the lovers are.”

 

AFFINITY’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY CHRISTMAS ANTHOLOGY

Various Authors

Welcome to the festive season and Affinity’s limited release Christmas anthology celebrating the company’s 10th anniversary in business. Enjoy the all new Xmas musings from several of your favorite Affinity authors. Ali Spooner, Jen Silver, Del Robertson, Annette Mori, Natalie London, Samantha Hicks, and JM Dragon. There are even a few recipes that you will surely want to try for the parties and dinners with family and friends…or even on your own.

All proceeds will go to our authors’ nominated charity – Wayward Whiskers Cat Rescue – a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in San Antonio, Texas – founded in January 2013. They take in stray special needs cats, and kittens that may otherwise be abandoned or euthanized.

This book will only be available until the end of March 2021. Merry Christmas everyone!

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

SHIPWRECKED ON SAPPHO’S ISLAND

Sappho’s Island Series

by Les Mood

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Kristy was running from an unwanted marriage when the boat she was on sank in the Caribbean. Clinging to a piece of wreckage, she made it to Sappho’s Island, home to an exclusive resort for women who love women. When she accepts a job at the resort, Kristy discovers sex on the beach is more than just a drink choice at Sappho’s. Kristy is soon exploring the ways women can pleasure women while the one she really wants runs from her.

Marina  has been at Sappho’s for four years, and is satisfied having casual hook-ups with no heartstrings attached. She knows the woman who washed up on the beach would be more than a friend-with-benefits: she’d be a threat to her chosen lifestyle. Marina vows to avoid her at all costs. Until Kristy corners her in the shower.

 

EROTICA

 

G.I. HO

Real American Sex Toy Series: Book 1

by Riley Rose

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Crimson and Lady Kaye are super-sexy members of G.I. Ho (Government Issue Hero Ops), an elite special forces unit dedicated to taking down evil terrorist organization Viper.

When one of Viper’s top agents, The Countess, plans to kidnap a scientist, Crimson and Kaye are called into action. But The Countess is quite possibly the sexiest woman on the planet and an expert at turning women into her personal sex toys.

Will Crimson and Kaye be able to resist The Countess’s sensual body? Will they let The Countess test out al her wicked, kinky toys on them? And will they finally give in to their desire for each other?

 

FANTASY

 

FROM THE ASHES OF VICTORY

Books 1-3

by Cameron Darrow

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Everything the Great War took, a group of extraordinary witches will remake for themselves.

The First World War is over, the old world shattered and overturned. But one didn’t need to be anywhere near the fighting to have everything stripped away. Families, homes, identities lost, the witches of EVE were left at war’s end with only two things: their magical gifts and each other.

From the ashes of Allied victory and the Russian revolution, this group of survivors will forge for themselves something altogether new in a time when women aren’t even allowed to vote, let alone openly practice magic in public. Or love one another.

But not all threats to their budding coven come from without.

Secrets, lies and lingering trauma they’ve suffered could tear them apart as easily as the war tried to do. They will have to overcome and embrace all that they are to ensure the peace is a lasting one, and that no one will ever again suffer as they did.

Contains discussions of suicide/rape survival, but no depictions.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

SEX AND MURDER

The Succubus Files: Book 1

by Aria Storm

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Sexy and smoldering embers of my beautiful lady-friend still heat the bed. I am thrust into a dire emergency as I receive a call from an Immortal detective informing me that my ex-girlfriend is dead, murdered by some expression of power.

What had started out as a prolific morning, will soon become a state-of-emergency.

 

THE OTHER SIDE OF FORESTLANDS LAKE

by Carolyn Elizabeth

As kids, best friends Willa Dunn and Lee Chandler spend every summer together at the idyllic Upstate New York community of Forestlands Lake, nestled in the foothills of the Taconic Mountains. During the summer before they turn sixteen—just as the two are discovering that there might be something more to their friendship—a tragic accident befalls Willa’s family and without warning, Willa and Lee’s world is torn apart.

Twenty-five years later Willa is a successful author of the young adult ghost stories she loved to read as a child. She returns to the lake looking for a writer’s retreat and an opportunity to connect with her troubled teenage sister, Nicole.

Lee, now a single mother to her wise-beyond-her-years teenage daughter Maggie, is the director of the summer camp on the other side of Forestlands Lake.

Before Willa and Nicole even have the chance to unpack, their plans are upset by a mysterious young girl, a near drowning, and a surprise reunion. Soon Willa and Lee are working to protect the girls, reconcile their past and unearth the secrets surrounding Forestlands Lake—putting old ghosts to rest once and for all.

 

SCI-FI 

 

BLOOD SUCCESSION

Knight Protector: Book 4

by Rachel Ford

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A new queen. An ancient feud. A succession bought in blood.

The world changed in the blink of an eye. Once an estranged cousin to the king, Aria is now heir apparent to the South. With her nation still in the midst of an unjust war, torn by Byzantine politics and rampant treachery, the inheritance seems a curse. Not least of all because peacemaking between the distant branches of the royal family means marriage: her marriage.

Among the sycophants and assassins, politicians and spies, Aria knows who to trust: no one. She doesn’t trust her intended, Augustus. She doesn’t trust his smart talking half-sister, Terese. But when the young woman saves her life, the queen’s guard begins to slip.

Which is a problem. Because if she crosses the rest of the royal family, it won’t just be a war with the North she’ll have to contend with; it’ll be civil war.

 

CALLISTO 2.0

Shambhala Saga Series: Book 1

by Susan English

Available in Kindle Unlimited

She had to travel beyond the planet to discover her true self. Will she find the courage to walk through the doorway to a new future?

Shambhala Space Station, 2097. Solitary physicist Callisto (physics, after all, is a jealous mistress) never accepted conventional wisdom. So when she’s recruited to work on faster-than-light technology by a beautiful and mysterious older woman, she eagerly accepts the career opportunity at the women-only research station orbiting Earth’s moon. But her enthusiasm suffers when her first discovery is unexpected heartbreak.

Throwing herself into work on a problematic warp drive prototype, Calli blossoms in the utopian female community that shows her love and acceptance for the first time in her life. But when a twisted conspiracy, a disingenuous affair, and a disastrous betrayal test her place in this unique environment, the brilliant scientist must dig deep to find her moment of truth.

Will Calli embrace her destiny in an unexplored cosmos?

Callisto 2.0 is the transformative first book in the Shambhala Saga feminist science fiction series. If you like compassionate characters, deep-space intrigue, and hopeful visions of the future, then you’ll adore Susan English’s cosmic adventure.

 

ROMANTIC THRILLER

 

QUEEN OF HUMBOLDT

by Tagan Shepard

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

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

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

 

GRAY MATTERS

by Dolores Arden

Remy Devereux is an ace homicide detective with the SFPD. At work, she’s embroiled in a months-long murder investigation that has yet to show any signs of breaking. At home, she’s on the skids with her soon-to-be ex-girlfriend, while nightmares of the gruesome murder scene keep her up at night.

On the other side of the country, Giana Falco has just made the biggest change in her life. She’s ended her engagement and now she’s moving to the west coast to take a job as a forensic scientist in a town where she knows practically no one. It’s either the bravest or the stupidest thing she’s ever done.

Sparks begin to fly the moment Remy and Giana meet. Remy has never seen a woman more intelligent or more beautiful than her new colleague, but she knows that allowing herself to fall for a straight woman would be a uniquely masochistic kind of folly. For her part, Giana is intrigued by the tall and reticent detective. She sees no reason why the two of them shouldn’t become the best of friends.

The stakes couldn’t be higher as the two women put their heads together to work the case, drawing ever closer to finding the killer—and ever closer to finding each other. Try as they might to ignore it, the attraction they feel becomes something neither one of them can deny.

 

LITERARY FICTION

 

TURN AGAIN TO LIFE

by A. Zukowski

I stared at the photographs, mesmerised by the mystery of the two women. Their bodies and skin have been frozen in time, turned porcelain white and uncovered on the north face of Mont Blanc. They were once lost to the eternal silence of the snowy peaks, waiting to tell their stories. Who were these two unknown mountaineers to each other, and why were they summiting unaided, alone at the pinnacle of wilderness? My search unfolds as a love affair in early twentieth-century England comes to life.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

LIX

Lix Club: Book 1

by Emily Hayes

narrated by Violet Dixen

Quinn is the handsome, yet guarded owner of LA’s most exclusive women-only club, Lix – an incredible adult playground where fantasies do come true. Can Lauren find a way to seduce Quinn and explore the magical world of Lix?

A sizzling hot butch/femme age-gap lesbian romance with light BDSM themes by Emily Hayes.

Lauren is curious to explore the enigmatic nightclub Lix and also her own sexuality. When she meets the club owner, Kelly Quinn, she is blown away by Quinn’s charm and natural dominance. Quinn is fiercely guarded, and Quinn is a player. Can Lauren find a way to change all of that?

Contains BDSM and explicit sex.

 

HER CHRISTMAS CAROLE

by Margaux Fox

narrated by Jaye Kew

Neither woman can stop thinking about their perfect first love from so many years ago. Nothing else compares to what they had with each other. An emotional second chance holiday romance from the best-selling author of Her Royal Bodyguard.

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

Tragedy struck, and the two girls were torn apart.

Every year since, they see each other only on Christmas day – and always on Christmas day – when Carole comes home for Christmas. 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?

 

BLOOD RUNS THROUGH THE HEART

by L.L. Shelton

narrated by Lois Ridge

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

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

 

INCOMING

by Prudence MacLeod

narrated by Cassandra Arnold

The humans of Earth have been guided and nurtured as they bred indiscriminately. Now the puppet masters are returning for the harvest. At the moment of our greatest danger an unexpected ally returns from the stars and a leader of incredible ability arises from the vast numbers of the marginalized. She seizes command of the allies and leads them against the enemy. Will they succeed? Can we even survive? And if we do, will there be anything left of our poor battered battleground of a planet?

 

LEAVING AFGHANISTAN BEHIND

by Holly Anne Weaver

narrated by Randi Bachman

Amelia Gittens, a Black female, has the distinct honor of being the first female to be admitted to the US Army’s elite group of snipers, fighting in Afghanistan. It doesn’t come without its price, though. She comes back as so many veterans do – with post-traumatic stress syndrome, complete with major flashbacks.

Working as a New York City police officer, she is involved with a suspect shooting. Unfortunately for her, it is the cousin of a major international drug dealer who seeks revenge on her, her partner, as well as the departmental psychiatrist.

Amelia responds the only way she knows how: falling back upon her military training to keep her ward safe while the situation is being resolved. The whole while, she is battling her own inner demons, fighting with herself to keep them at bay, nearly tearing herself apart.



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New Lesfic Goodies: November 10th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

TWO TO TANGLE
A Tangle Valley Romance: Book 2

by Melissa Brayden

Finding forever is simply too hard.

As a renowned chef, Gabriella Russo knows how to season a good dish. It’s her personal life that’s been too spicy for her liking. Ready to take a break from the roller coaster of romance, Gabriella’s moved to Oregon to open Tangled, a restaurant on the grounds of Tangle Valley Vineyard. A good glass of wine and space to create is all she requires.

Ryan Jacks brings all the girls to the yard, or so it should say on her business card. She’s a skilled carpenter who’s been told more than once that she’s good with her hands. When Ryan takes a job building a new restaurant, her world comes to a halt. The sassy chef is sexy, insightful, and comes with the kind of smart mouth that has Ryan rethinking just about everything. But with Gabriella off the menu, what’s Ryan supposed to do?

 

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
A Providence Romance: Book 1

by Leigh Hays

When it comes to mistakes, social worker Madison Hewitt doesn’t do anything halfway. Her last relationship managed to break her heart and her professional prospects. Coming home to Providence is her chance to regroup, even if she’s always waiting for the other shoe to drop, in life and in love.

Jen Winslow has her hands full raising her son, dealing with her ex-wife, and managing a career that takes more energy than it gives. She’s spent a lifetime being the strong one, and occasionally playing the hero. Case in point? Meeting Madison at a wedding and saving her from a run-in with the woman who ruined her life. But the more time Jen spends with Madison, the more it feels like she’s the one in need of rescuing.

Can the promise of love survive the realities of life, or is it just another example of too good to be true?

 

TREACHEROUS SEAS
A Provincetown Tale: Book 8

by Radclyffe

Reese Conlon’s much anticipated family leave is only two weeks away, and nothing is going to stand in the way of her being at her wife’s side for the upcoming birth—not even the summer crowds in Provincetown, a new rookie cop with a hero complex, and a cruise ship at anchor in the harbor with a reported outbreak of a mysterious illness.

Andy Champlain might be a rookie cop, but she was raised by a family of cops, and she’s ready to take on any challenge, if she only gets the chance. With a disaster brewing in Provincetown Harbor, a journalist who’ll do anything for a story, and sexy summer PA, Laurel Winter, at the local clinic, she’s about to have all the excitement she can handle.

Before long, Reese, Tory, Laurel, and Andy are caught up in the gathering storms of an epidemic that could threaten all their lives.

 

IT TAKES A MIRACLE

by Jamey Moody

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Is twenty-five years long enough to forget your first love?

Vanessa Perry’s summer visit to her grandparents is even better than her dreams when she meets and falls in love with Makenna Markus. The teenagers quickly make college plans and can’t wait for Vanessa’s next visit at Christmas.

But Vanessa’s mother has other ideas and does a terrible thing. Their lives will never be the same.

Do you believe in miracles? How about a Christmas miracle? Vanessa does. And twenty five years later her son, two entwined trees, and a Christmas Stroll just may be the Christmas miracle she always hoped for.

 

A GIRLFRIEND FOR CHRISTMAS

by Barbara Winkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Cindy Jeffries has been harboring a crush on Alison Carter, her boss’s niece, for months. So when Alison needs a favor, she’s more than eager to help out.

Alison, a successful businesswoman, is fed up with her friends’ matchmaking efforts. She hopes that introducing Cindy as her girlfriend will put an end to them.

The unusual pact comes with unforeseen consequences. Both of them will have to figure out what matters most in life, and if love is worth taking the risk.

 

THE HOLIDAY TREATMENT

by Elle Spencer

By day, Holly Hudson’s a story editor for Wifetime Network. By night, she’s the writer for the network’s very cheesy, very straight holiday romance series—Christmas in Evermore. Holly took the job to accomplish exactly one thing: a gay Christmas movie. She’s been shot down before, but things start to look up when Meredith Drake unexpectedly moves into the network’s holiday division.

On the heels of a brief (but totally hot) fling, Holly and Meredith agree to keep things professional now that they’ll be working together. Especially since the network has a strict policy about workplace relationships. Instead, they vow to channel their passion into a pitch for the network’s first Christmas movie to feature two female leads.

In this contemporary romance, Holly and Meredith work to make the Yuletide gayer while discovering that happy endings aren’t only for the movies.

 

WHEN SPARKS FLY

by Annie McDonald

Dr. Daniella Waveny is back from a medical posting in Guyana carrying more than just her suitcase. The difficult to diagnose virus that forced her return to her northern Canadian hometown could threaten much more than her livelihood. It could shatter her dreams.

Luca McAffery has her own baggage. The iron sculptor and hockey coach carries the world on her shoulders, but when she runs into Daniella, her arms are—fortunately for them both—wide-open. So is her heart.

A devastating hit at center ice first brought them together years ago. Will the consequences now tear them apart or will the spark of their passion be hot enough to thaw the secrets that stand between them?

 

THE STAR CHILD
Cast Iron Farm: Book 2

Ali Spooner

Eli and Whit are enjoying their life together on the mountain when Whit is called into action for a secret mission at the Pentagon. While she is gone, the Cast Iron Farm comes to life, literally, when Eli discovers a mysterious cave that has a connection to Whit’s past. Younger brother Brad joins the gang. When Whit returns, she plans an Appalachian Trail adventure with Brad and Mitch. Join Eli and family as their adventure at Cast Iron Farm continues.

 

NO REGRETS

by Joy Argento

Jodi Michaels has life figured out: she owns her business, has a relationship and two great kids. She just hadn’t counted on someone like Beth Bellamy coming along to shake up her world. When Beth makes Jodi wonder if really loving someone and having someone love you in return is what life is all about, her perfect picture begins to crumble.

Beth has never considered herself anything but straight, and all her focus has been on raising her daughter. When she meets Jodi, she can’t deny her attraction. Now all her ideas about what she should do and who she should love are turned inside out.

Jodi and Beth have a love worth fighting for, but when illness threatens Jodi’s life, the battle might be beyond their control. Beth vows to stand by Jodi’s side, but the biggest problem is, Jodi won’t let her.

 

BULLETPROOF

by Maggie Cummings

Dylan Prescott has all the answers, even when she doesn’t know the questions. She’s in her element cruising the singles scene and crushing cases as a newly minted NYPD detective. Equal parts free spirit and thrill seeker, catching bad guys and charming good girls are what she was born to do.

Briana Logan doesn’t play. A successful Assistant United States Attorney with several convictions on her résumé, she’s a commanding presence in the courtroom. In any room, to be honest. Smart and sexy, she’s got her work-life balance down. It’s simple: career first, everything else second. That is, until Dylan Prescott is assigned to the team investigating a sophisticated narcotics ring.

Their chemistry is undeniable, but the complicated NYC criminal justice system doesn’t leave room for real feelings. Keeping their emotions in check isn’t easy. Where the heart is concerned, no one is bulletproof.

 

AURORA

by Emma L McGeown

When 32-year-old Elena Ricci wakes up in the hospital, the last thing she recalls is walking home from work the night before. Except the night before turns out to be eight years ago and Elena has no memory of the time she’s lost. Family feuds, breakups, and sexual awakenings—all forgotten. For Keelin Jax, Elena’s wife, the long nightmare only continues upon Elena’s awakening when Keelin becomes a platonic roommate overnight. While Elena struggles to adjust to her new present and find the life she left behind, someone from Elena’s past finds a way to seize the opportunity after years of silence.

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

HER LADY TO LOVE

by Jane Walsh

Country mouse Lady Honora Banfield arrives in London with one mission: to catch a husband. A perpetual wallflower, she’s going to do whatever it takes to win a proposal from London’s most eligible bachelor, including teaming up with the most popular (and least proper) woman in London.

Miss Jacqueline Lockhart is having too much fun in her sixth season to ever consider settling down, even though she’s been unsuccessful at mingling with the upper echelons of London society.

When Lady Honora agrees to exchange invitations to the most exclusive events in return for Jacqueline’s introductions to eligible gentlemen, neither expects their friendship to ignite passion. Nora and Jacquie begin an affair with the strict understanding that it will end once Nora is married, but as a proposal becomes more imminent, choosing between a conventional life without love, or certain ruination if they stay together, isn’t as simple as it seems.

 

EROTICA

 

TENTACLE SUBMISSION
Tantalizing Tentacles: Book 2

by Riley Rose

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Kione is a treasure hunter extraordinaire who recently partnered with a strange tentacle creature named Kez. He not only helps her explore ancient crypts and caves, but also is amazingly adept at plundering every part of her tender womanhood.

Kione thought having a tentacle partner was strange enough. But she never expected to encounter zombies! Or have to help two young women – Jess and Casey – who are jacked up on zombie sauce and can’t control their lust for each other.

Will Kione and Kez be able to prevent Jess and Casey from becoming sex zombies? Or will they submit to an overload of undead eroticism? Find out in the second book in the Tantalizing Tentacles series!

This book features consentacle sex (consensual tentacle sex) as well as lesbian and bisexual sex, zombie sex, BDSM, and futanari. Please read Book 1 – Sensual Tentacles – to get the full story, but this book can also stand on its own.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

AVENGING AVERY

by Sheri Lewis Wohl

Three hundred years ago, a vengeful vampire turned Isa Meyer into the undead, and Isa has been planning her revenge every day since. That same vampire destroyed the love of Deputy Sheriff Jeni Denton’s life, and she vows to annihilate every vampire she can.

Amid a rash of local disappearances, Isa’s and Jeni’s paths cross, and a common enemy forces them into an unlikely partnership. If their growing feelings for each other have any chance to survive, they must do the one thing they both fear the most: trust. Will that be enough to defeat a vampire set on destruction? Or will it take love to conquer all?

 

SOLSTICE MOON

by Diana Green

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Kat Gordon is a junior high teacher facing unimaginable changes in her life. Still adjusting to the end of a decade-long relationship, she is plunged into a hidden underworld of fantastical beings both wondrous and terrible.

When dark forces come hunting one of her students, Kat is caught in the conflict between a demon crime lord and the mysterious Rathburn Institute, a secret research facility and school for supernatural youth. In the process she meets Aves, an owl shifter with a troubled past and wicked way with a sword.

Sparks fly between these two women as they work to uncover the demon’s master plan. In the process Kat is forced to question all she knows of herself and her place in the world. By the end, it’s possible she may not be entirely human.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

AURORA’S ANGEL

by Emily Noon

narrated by Abby Craden

Alone since her father’s murder, Aurora has spent years hunting his killers. Battle-weary she’s ready to start over where no one knows who or what she is, she just has one last mission. Everything is going to plan until she discovers the beautiful winged girl caged underground. Her decision to rescue Evie and to help her get home safely, despite avians being infamous for selling out shifters like Aurora to cutters and black-market flesh dealers, will put her on a perilous path.

As the women travel together their attraction grows but Aurora is guarding her lonely heart almost as much as her dangerous secrets and Evie is struggling to accept how important Aurora has become to her.

With their enemies conspiring to kill them, they may be each other’s only hope. Aurora is powerful but she’s also emotionally scarred and it will be up to Evie to save her from herself and to fight for them, or innocent people will die along with the guilty ones and Aurora will disappear from Evie’s life forever.

 

ENDANGERED

by Michelle Larkin

narrated by Brittni Pope

Boston beat cop Aspen Wolfe gets the surprise of her life when she learns she’s a shapeshifter. Her abilities awaken as a ruthless regime unleashes its troops to eradicate the shapeshifter population.

Forced to run or be hunted, Aspen meets Dr. Tora Madigan – a beautiful and resourceful shapeshifter who oversees an underground sanctuary. Her attraction to Tora is a welcome distraction, but the fierce lioness plays hard to get.

Together, they discover that Aspen is a powerful shapeshifter thought to be extinct. Her existence gives shapeshifters everywhere a fighting chance. But there’s one small problem: She doesn’t even know how to shift. With no one else up for the job, Tora agrees to train her.

Aspen soon finds herself leading a group of extraordinary shapeshifters who are willing to risk everything to save their species. When the sanctuary is targeted for annihilation, she must come up with a game plan. Fast.

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 


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Lesfic Goodies: November 3rd Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

STEAL MY HEART

by Marian Snowe

Available in Kindle Unlimited

New CEO Irene Lydia has just met the bane of her existence. The smug, condescending (and maddeningly attractive) Liana drives Irene crazy in all senses of the phrase, and their sparring is starting to look too much like seduction. When Irene discovers that Liana is involved in suspicious activity at her company, she can’t turn a blind eye–even if it means working together. Can Irene and Liana get to the bottom of it without ripping off each other’s heads—or clothes?

 

ADDIE MAE

by Addison M. Conley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Twenty years after leaving Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Maddy Carlton moves back to her hometown. She’s split from her husband, and all she wants is to get her life in order, help her son, and move on.

Mysterious Jessie Stevens is like a daughter to the woman dating Maddy’s grandfather. She bonds with Maddy over scuba diving. As their friendship grows, so does the attraction. Jessie silently hopes for more, but Maddy isn’t free, and Jessie isn’t sure how Maddy identifies. And then, there’s Jessie’s little secret.

Will their choices bring them closer together, or will it push them apart?

 

CITY WOMEN

by Grace Parkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Ros is taken by surprise when she first meets bodacious Mia, the curious girl who’s just moved in across the road.

There’s something different about her, something that pulls Ros in as she’s desperate to find out more. Will Ros have the courage to open up, or will the endearing Mia stay as only a fantasy in her mind?

 

HER CHRISTMAS LOVE

by Emily Hayes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Mickey struggles to date and to let women in, emotionally and sexually. Her best friend sees how lonely she is, she is determined to find Christmas love for Mickey and sets her up on a dating app. Will Mickey find love for Christmas?

This is a standalone feel good Age Gap, Butch/Femme, Christmas romance. It is sweet, with minimal angst and some hot sex. It is set in the world of Lix Club, but you don’t need to have read the other Lix Club books to enjoy this one.

 

TAKE OVER
The Intern: Book 2

by Scarlett Grace

Available in Kindle Unlimited

“We shouldn’t do this!”

“We can’t!”

But there is no way to resist this temptation. Neither of them wants it to stop. And things are about to get hotter than ever.

Yves and Chloe go against The Masquerade’s rules in the most thrilling and erotic way.

After that night, Chloe’s desire has never been stronger. After having her boss at her mercy, it’s everything she can think of.

Temptations quickly become addictions when Yves keeps coming back to The Masquerade.

But things do not get any easier. The two women get extremely close, yet so distant. And Chloe must find out for herself, what keeps pushing her away.

The book contain submissive and dominatrix activity.

 

ROMANTIC ACTION & ADVENTURE

 

COMPLICATED HEART
The Avery Detective Series: Book 4

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

After Parker and the Avery Detective Agency leave Kansas, they are contracted to work in conjunction with the ATF and FBI on solving the mysterious oil trafficking case that is plaguing the area. The group is sent to Chicago in an attempt to get to the bottom of the crime ring that is terrorizing local farmers by confiscating oil from their land, but as they dive deeper into the case, figures from the past emerge, and the group might find that the culprit behind the whole thing is right under their nose.

 

SCI-FI 

 

IGEN

by Prudence MacLeod

The hopes, dreams, and ambitions of one generation are not easily passed on to succeeding generations. In the enclosed world of Igen they failed, the people weakened and faltered, staggering to the brink of extinction. Their only hope lay in the arrival of their greatest fear, the Outsiders, but did they come to save or destroy?

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

SYLVER AND GOLD

by Michelle Larkin

narrated by Keira Grace

Boston Homicide Detective Reid Sylver closes every case that comes her way. Her secret? She can talk to the dead.

Reid’s perfect record has earned her the freedom to work with the only partner she can tolerate: a scarred one-eyed mastiff called Mugshot. Then the new boss saddles her with rookie London Gold. How will she keep her gift a secret with this ambitious rookie underfoot?

London Gold has dreamed of being a homicide detective since long before she became a cop. Now she has a chance to learn from the woman she’s idolized for years. Breaking through the detective’s tough shell won’t be easy, but she’s determined to learn the secret behind Reid’s success.

Both women are surprised by their chemistry as they work feverishly to find a tech-savvy killer who stalks his victims from afar. Just one problem: The killer’s now stalking them.

 

HER LADY TO LOVE

by Jane Walsh

narrated by Keira Grace

Country mouse Lady Honora Banfield arrives in London with one mission: To catch a husband. A perpetual wallflower, she’s going to do whatever it takes to win a proposal from London’s most eligible bachelor, including teaming up with the most popular (and least proper) woman in London.

Miss Jacqueline Lockhart is having too much fun in her sixth season to ever consider settling down, even though she’s been unsuccessful at mingling with the upper echelons of London society.

When Lady Honora agrees to exchange invitations to the most exclusive events in return for Jacqueline’s introductions to eligible gentlemen, neither expects their friendship to ignite passion. Nora and Jacquie begin an affair with the strict understanding that it will end once Nora is married, but as a proposal becomes more imminent, choosing between a conventional life without love, or certain ruination if they stay together, isn’t as simple as it seems.

 

A WOMAN LOST SERIES
Books 0-2

by TB Markinson

narrated by Stephanie Murphy

Can “love at first sight” survive both family and the secrets of a dark past? Three books. Several hours of smart, sexy lesbian romance.

A Woman Lost Box Series includes the first three novels in a series of contemporary lesbian romances. If you like quirky characters, smart fiction, and a dash of humor, then you’ll love T. B. Markinson’s sexy series.

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 

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