Guest Post: There’s No Place Like Home by Jeannie Levig and giveaway

Happy Friday!

Today is the final day of the Valentine’s week sale. Over 60 books are deeply discounted so you don’t have to break the bank to get your romance fix. Don’t miss out!

Now for today’s guest. Bold Strokes Books author Jeannie Levig is here. She’s giving away 2 e-copies of her latest, A Heart to Call Home. More details are below.

Please welcome Jeannie Levig.

Thank you, TB, for hosting me again on I Heart Lesfic. It’s such a pleasure to be here.

There’s No Place Like Home

With the release and promotion of a new book, I’m always presented with the opportunity to look back over my previous works to consider similarities and differences between the different characters and storylines and see how my writing has changed. As my fourth lesfic novel, a traditional romance entitled A Heart to Call Home, has just come out this month, I was considering some interview questions that made me realize the writing of this story brought up something brand new for me.

There is usually at least one character, sometimes more, that I relate to very strongly and who is similar to me in a variety of ways. It is that character that plays a big part in keeping me excited and connected throughout the long process of writing an entire novel. As I was considering A Heart to Call Home, I realized that wasn’t as true in this book. Not that I didn’t like and enjoy the characters or that I didn’t relate to them at all, it’s just that there wasn’t a specific one or two as there customarily is. So I got to thinking about what element of the story did offer the strength of connection that pulled me in and kept me there. To my surprise, I realized it was the setting. I say to my surprise because it’s unusual for me to consider the setting of a story much at all, other than to make sure it allows for the story to unfold fully and naturally.

A Heart to Call Home  is set in a small town called Clearwater Springs, which is nestled into the foothills of the southern Sierra Nevada mountain range in California. Clearwater Springs, in many ways, is the small town in which I grew up, and as I was writing the various scenes—in particular ones in which Jessie or Dakota were walking around the town or the outlying areas—I found a sweet comfort in revisiting my own hometown.

The Midnight Moon Motel, where Jessie is staying in the story and where she lived with her foster parents—the owners of the motel— during her last few years of high school, does truly sit, under a different name, on the edge of my own hometown. The housing development in which Dakota lives that used to be the site of some rundown cottages in which Jessie lived with her mother and sister prior to their deaths, does really exist, as did those cottages when I was growing up. And the back roads around Clearwater Springs that play such an important role in the story of the tragedy that ties Jessie and Dakota together from so many years ago were the same back roads that were my stomping grounds as a teenager.

The sense of home and fond memories that came up for me as I was writing saw me through this book, and I’m so grateful for the walk down memory lane.

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Dakota Scott has spent her entire adult life trying to outrun her past, but even the privilege and reputation her family name affords her haven’t helped her forget. Her mother’s mental illness and the memory of the night that haunts her from so long ago won’t release her. When the one woman with the power to set her free shows up, Dakota is drawn to her, but she is a painful reminder of everything Dakota has been trying desperately to escape.

When Jessie Weldon returns to her hometown after thirty years of avoiding it, she knows she has demons to face and a conflicted past to resolve, but she has no idea love awaits her. Can she give her heart to Dakota with the tragic past that lies between them?

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Jeannie Levig is an award-winning author of lesbian fiction and a proud and happy member of the Bold Strokes family. Her debut novel, Threads of the Heart, won the 2016 Golden Crown Literary Society (Goldie) Award in the Debut Author category and was a finalist in the 2015 Rainbow Awards. Her second novel, Embracing the Dawn, won a 2016 Rainbow Award in the Traditional Contemporary Romance category and was a finalist for a Goldie in 2017. Her third, a romantic intrigue entitled Into Thin Air, was released in January of 2017, and her current release is a traditional contemporary romance entitled A Heart to Call Home.

Raised by an English teacher, Jeannie has always been surrounded by literature and novels and learned to love reading at an early age. She tried her hand at writing fiction for the first time under the loving encouragement of her eighth grade English teacher. She graduated from college with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She is deeply committed to her spiritual path and community, her family and to writing the best stories possible to share with her readers.

Visit Jeannie at her website, or send her a note to say hi. She’d love to hear from you.


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Interview with Tina Michele and giveaway

Don’t miss out on the Valentine’s week sale. Over 60 books are deeply discounted so you don’t have to break the bank to get your romance fix. The sale ends tomorrow, February 16th. 

Now for today’s guest. Bold Strokes Books author Tina Michele is here.

She’s giving away two e-copies of her latest Between Sand & Stardust.

Please welcome Tina Michele.

Before we begin, thanks so much for stopping by today for a chat.

Hey there! This is such a great opportunity, and only the second interview I’ve done since I started this writing gig.

You live on the banks of the Indian River Lagoon in Florida. What is it like and do you see lots of different critters?

It’s great, although after 35 years here it’s easy to take it for granted. I live less than 15 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and I can’t even tell you the last time I went to the beach or even saw the ocean. I love that the wildlife is so diverse here. I think we could be 2nd only to Australia as the deadliest place to live, but that has less to do with critters and more to do with the all too common, “Floriduh” effect.

Seriously, though, critters are everywhere. Raccoons, opossums, bob cats, massive snakes, spiders, alligators, crocodiles, and BUGS! We’re also something like 12th in the nation for beef cattle. It’s more common to see a cow than an alligator. I’m still trying to convince fellow author KC Richardson that you don’t have to feed raw chicken to gators just to get to your car in the morning. You see one viral YouTube video of a python and a gator having a little wrestle and the rumors fly. HA!

You have a BA in interdisciplinary studies. What is that and what attracted you to the program?

Should I give you the official University definition or the one I use? Honestly, I don’t know the University’s answer, so mine it is. Basically, it’s an uber-Liberal Arts degree for snowflake hippies like me to blend two degrees together and make one. It worked for me because I already had half of my BA in Fine Arts and 10 years of life experience in Technical Writing. This made it easy to blend two diverse topics into a single major. I liked it because it gave me a freedom that other programs don’t offer, by integrating two vastly different subjects and creating innovative ways to blend the knowledge. With an understanding of art and design, as well as, technical documentation it allows for a wider understanding across a larger group if you can incorporate both visual and technical aspects into your product. It appeals to both linguistic and spatial learners.

What’s your day job and how often do you find yourself daydreaming?

I work in Telecommunications Engineering for a Global Communications and Defense Contractor. I just got bored writing that. Not really, I enjoy what I do, but I enjoy daydreaming much more. I love to travel, learn, push my boundaries, and experience new things. I always say that if it doesn’t scare you it isn’t worth doing. I think that’s why so much of my writing is based on actual experiences I’ve had over the years- bumps and bruises included. I’ve always had an affinity for maps and stars. I could stare for hours at both and dream of how far they could take me.

You’ve self-diagnosed yourself with Sagittarian Attention Deficit Disorder. How did you come to this conclusion and what does it mean?

I have problem staying on task. It doesn’t matter what that task is. I could lose track of a mission on the way to the kitchen to get the broom. Instead of accepting the fact that I was a daydreamer and procrastinator with an overactive imagination, I blamed the stars and the astrological coincidence of my birth time and location. I coined the term Sagittarian Attention Deficit Disorder so it sounded less like I had a choice in the matter.

Truth is, my mind runs 1,000 miles an hour with 200 different ideas at any given moment. I have so many hobbies and interests that I shock myself if I can sit through one of them from start to finish. That’s why I was so proud when I finished my first novel, Venus in Love. It really began as a test for myself. Could I not only write a book, but finish it. And I’ll be damned if I didn’t actually do it. I was more than content just saying I’d done it. It wasn’t like anyone could take that away from me. So when people suggested that I submit for publication, it took some time before I went through with it. At four novels in, I’m really glad I did.

Tell us about your latest release?

I love this book. I love it for so many reasons. Like all of my novels, it’s very much a piece of me, and so many of the experiences are true (names changed to protect the innocent, of course.) Or not. Ha! First of all, Between Sand and Stardust is not your typical cancer story. Sure, it’s a topic, but it’s much more about the finding the “new normal.” Surviving and thriving in the face of this disease that takes so many of our loved ones every day. But beyond that Between Sand and Stardust is about the loss of everything we take for granted and what we do when we are given one more chance to make it all right. It’s hard to know what any of us would do if you’ve never heard the words, “you have cancer.”

I had an amazing opportunity to meet so many amazing fighters and caregivers during my own time at a cancer camp in the mountains of Colorado. I spent my week soaking wet and freezing cold in the whitewater of the Colorado River. I learned so much about myself and these survivors that I knew I needed to tell their story and dedicate this book to them. This book is about loss, sure. But it is so much more about living and loving again.

Do you have a set writing routine or do you wait for your muse?

I’m definitely a pantster, and I think my muse also has Sagittarian ADD, because she is always all over the place. But once I tie her down, she really comes through for me. I was talking to a friend the other day about how some authors seem like they have Access databases and Excel spreadsheets of story plots set up and ready to go. This is NOT me. I get one idea and I either research it into something legit or I beat it into a soggy mess of nonsense. Luckily, the latter has only happened to me once. I can really get lost in the research part of the process because I studied Art History and it fascinates me to no end. It’s something I have to work on because I can easily let the scenes drive the plot instead of the characters.

You have a day you can do absolutely anything you want, what would you do?

Whitewater kayaking on the Colorado River… oh wait… ziplining the Green River Gorge in North Carolina. Or rafting the Truckee River in California! No, sleeping. Eating? Dammit, I can’t decide.

Actually, in 2018 I founded a 501(c)3, non-profit organization called Emerge Adventures. It actually runs on the same premise and business model of successful cancer camps, however it is dedicated to helping LGBTQ+ young adults through the issues our community faces with bullying, inequality, suicide, and acceptance. I wanted to take the knowledge that I learned and bring it back to our community as a means to give our youth an opportunity to experience adventure and help them cope with so many of the issues that face us.

Does your dog run the house and does he appear in your stories?

Of course. It’s his house, he just lets me sleep there. Sometimes. As surprising as it may be, until Between Sand and Stardust I never wrote any animals into my novels. That may be why I sort of went overboard with the eclectic collection of livestock that Willa Bennett cares for. I really should add a dog to my next book. Maybe I’ll write about a lazy, pitbull mix who sits like a person, hogs the covers at night, and smells like whatever god awful critter crapped in my yard yesterday.


Thanks so much for chatting today.

Absolutely! It was a lot of fun.



Haven Thorne and Willa Bennette were childhood sweethearts who had it all—a partnership, a home, and a future planned out ahead of them—until Willa’s life was threatened by a silent killer and their relationship was torn apart. Heartbroken and alone, both women struggled to live without each other for the first time.

Years later, they both believe they’ve finally moved on and settled into their new lives. But it doesn’t take long for fate, chance, and Mother Nature to step in and mix things back up. Can true love withstand both time and distance in order to bring Haven and Willa back together, or are they now as different as the sand and stars—too far apart to be together once more?

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Tina Michele was raised on the Florida Space Coast. She is both an IT Telecommunications professional, and the Founder and Executive Director of a non-profit, Emerge Adventures.  In her free time, Tina spends much of it daydreaming and plotting her next wild adventure. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies- the most liberal of the Liberal Arts degrees- majoring in Fine Art and Technical Writing with a minor in Women’s Studies.  To say she is motivated by her Right brain is a major understatement. She spends a lot of time starting projects that she may, possibly, one-day, probably finish.  When she isn’t writing, playing, drawing, painting or creating something of some sort, she feeds and waters her pitbull-mix Jack, who’s permanently tethered to her hind-quarters

Between Sand and Stardust is her 4th novel with Bold Strokes Books, released in January of this year.



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Interview with G Benson and giveaway

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Have you heard about the Valentine’s week sale? Over 60 books are deeply discounted so you don’t have to break the bank to get your romance fix.

Now for today’s guest. I’m thrilled to announce Ylva author G Benson is here.

She’s giving away three e-copies of her latest Who’d Have Thought to three lucky winners. More details are below.

Please welcome G Benson.

Before we begin, thanks so much for stopping by today for a chat.

Thanks for having me!

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in a small town in south west Australia. I was super lucky and was right by the beach. My very pale skin did not appreciate the sun exposure, though.

How did you end up in Spain and are you fluent in Spanish?

About five years ago, I went over to Europe with the plan to backpack and to later end up nursing in the UK. Only half went as it was meant to, as I did go backpacking, but then I took a job nannying in Spain after quite a while, just “short term”—and, well, four years later I still live in Spain. Oops.

I definitely wouldn’t use the word “fluent” for my Spanish—I’m conversational now, which took me a long time. Since I never intended to move there, I only knew “hola” “fiesta” and “siesta” when I first arrived. Everyone there assures me they were the most important words, anyway…

How did you pair up with Ylva?

I come from fanfic origins, and was approached by them to see if I’d be interested in publishing. I’d had no thoughts to do so before and it took me a long while to believe the offer was even real. I thought I was being pranked.

What type of stories do you write?

I like to think I write character-driven stories. Plot is important to me, and I love a bit of angst, but I like to read stories with characters who grab me. They’re the kind of stories I like to write, too.

What’s your latest novel about?

Cash-strapped ER nurse Hayden is perusing the Internet for fun on a sleepless night (who hasn’t done that?) and stumbles over an ad in which someone is seeking a wife, with some serious monetary compensation. She accidentally/on purpose responds and ends up meeting the person, only to discover it’s the surgeon, Sam, from work she plain doesn’t like. Yet, what’s a broke nurse to do? She accepts under several conditions, one being that Sam doesn’t have to reveal her reasons for needing to marry. Hilarity ensues, as well as some feels. I hope.

You traveled in Europe for six months. What’s your favorite memory from the experience?

That’s a tough one! I would say just the entire experience of doing it alone. I met so many people and had to put so myself out there, way out of my comfort zone, so many times.

Any funny mishaps that happened during your travels?

I would have to say it was the day I accidentally ran into a guy I had gone to school with my entire childhood and adolescence in a random hostel in Bulgaria. It got more hilarious as time went on—we hung out for a week, then went our different ways. When in Croatia, some girls in my hostel were talking about this Australian guy they’d met and, you guess it, it was one and the same guy. Then, later in Prague, he sent me a photo of him with a girl I was hanging out with for a week while I was in Budapest—they were in Slovenia at the time.

All very random!

Is there one place you want to visit?

I’d love to snowboard in Japan.

When you aren’t writing or reading, what’s your go-to activity?

Snowboarding! It’s my passion. A surprising one considering how uncoordinated I am. I fall regularly, but I’m addicted. I go as often as I can in winter.

Aside from writing, if you could have any job, what would it be?

Professional snowboarder. Just kidding. Last year I spent six months volunteering in Greece within the refugee crisis, and it’s definitely something I want to do with my life moving forward.

Thanks so much for chatting today.

Thanks so much for having me!


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Top neurosurgeon Samantha Thomson needs to get married fast and is tightlipped as to why. And with over $200,000 on offer to tie the knot, no questions asked, cash-strapped ER nurse Hayden Pérez isn’t about to demand answers.

The deal is only for a year of marriage, but Hayden’s going into it knowing it will be a nightmare. Sam is complicated, rude, kind of cold, and someone Hayden barely tolerates at work, let alone wants to marry. The hardest part is that Hayden has to convince everyone around them that they’re madly in love and that racing down the aisle together is all they’ve ever wanted. What could possibly go wrong?

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Benson spent her childhood wrapped up in any book she could get her hands on and—as her mother likes to tell people at parties—even found a way to read in the shower. Moving on from writing bad poetry (thankfully) she started to write stories. About anything and everything. Tearing her from her laptop is a fairly difficult feat, though if you come bearing coffee you have a good chance.

When not writing or reading, she’s got her butt firmly on a train or plane to see the big wide world. Originally from Australia, she currently lives in Spain, speaking terrible Spanish and going on as many trips to new places as she can, budget permitting. This means she mostly walks around the city she lives in.




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Interview with Gerri Hill

Bella Books author Gerri Hill is here. Woot!

Before jumping to the interview, I wanted to mention the  Valentine’s Week sale currently in progress. For more details click on this page.

Now, please welcome Gerri Hill.

Before we begin, thanks so much for stopping by today for a chat.

My pleasure…thanks for having me!

You live in south-central Texas. Has the place influenced your writing?

It has to some extent, but I grew up in this area so it was familiar to me. The setting for Sawmill Springs was based on the area.

Does your love of nature and outdoor activities find their way into your stories?

Most definitely! I love being outside…feeling the sun on my skin, listening to sounds—whether it’s the birds or the sound of the wind—seeing trees and grass. From living in Colorado and growing to love the cool mountains to being in East Texas where the forests are deep and thick, now here where there is more openness, more green…it’s all things that I try to incorporate into my writing, to try to get the reader to see—and hear—what I do. Some people live in cities their whole life and never get to experience “nature” so I hope by reading they can get some sense of what it is I enjoy about the outdoors. Sunrises and sunsets are special to me personally and I try to communicate what I’m seeing—feeling—with words. It’s sometimes difficult to do, to paint the colors of a sunset with only words. It seems so much more vibrant than that.

I heard you’re a birdwatcher. What bird sighting excited you the most and why?

That’s a tough question! And yes, I enjoy watching and identifying birds but it’s a hobby and I’m very much an amateur compared to some. I’ve seen a handful of rare birds…the golden-cheeked warbler, which is endangered and nests only in the Hill Country of central Texas, comes to mind. The whooping crane, also endangered, is a joy to see whenever we go to the Texas coast, where they winter. The first time I got a close-up view of a bald eagle ranks as an exciting moment for me too.

What propelled you to write your first lesbian romance?

Oh, this is a story that some may have already heard. I was living in Colorado in this little cabin up high in the mountains. I like to say I was snowed in and for a Texas gal, it felt like it! This was way back when the Internet was in its infancy and online bookstores didn’t exist. The closet gay or lesbian bookstore was several hours away and it was winter and snowy and cold! I had one lesbian book (Curious Wine) that I’d read so many times, it was nearly falling apart. So I thought…I’ll just write my own book! It was purely for my own entertainment. The story was conceived while walking on trails with the dogs and to this day, I still find a lot of my inspiration by walking out in nature, letting the story and characters come to me as they will, in whatever form or fashion that might be.

You pen romance and murder mystery stories. Do you have a preference and is one harder to craft than the other?

I like them both equally, I suppose, and maybe that’s because I include a romance within the murder mystery. I find romance easier to write most of the time. Murder mystery type stories have much more detail and I find I need to be really focused when writing them. I rarely use an outline so keeping the details fresh in my mind is a must and I try not to take any breaks in writing while in the middle of a murder mystery.

Tell us about your latest release?

The Secret Pond was released in November. It’s a romance that deals with grief and loss. Different for me, as there is a young boy in this one who is a main character and I simply fell in love with Jack! All three main characters have suffered a loss but they grow into their own little family and, to me, the book is filled with so much love, I just wanted to embrace them! I especially enjoyed writing this one and I really missed the characters when I finished it.

My newest book is due out next month, The Locket. It involves an actress, a creepy stalker and a reluctant cop tasked with keeping the actress safe. This book is fast-paced and I hope readers will enjoy it!

You’ve published over thirty novels. Do you have a writing routine or do you wait for your muse?

Number thirty-three will be released in March (The Locket) and I find it hard to believe that it’s been that many! When I had a full-time job, my writing routine was much more structured. I would be up and writing by 4:30 a.m. then shut it down in time for work. Weekend mornings were my main writing time. Even now, I usually only write in the mornings. By noon, I’m spent and just need to get outside! I always intend to take a mini-break between books, two to three weeks, at least, but that isn’t always the case. By the time I am finishing up a book, I usually have another one clamoring to get out. I feel lucky if there’s a week break and sometimes, it’s only a day or two before I’m back in the swing of things.

What story are you working on now?

I’m currently working on Moonlight Avenue. It’s a murder mystery with the main character being a private investigator and not a cop, something different for me. This one is set in Corpus Christi, along the Texas Gulf coast. Should be out in the spring or early summer of 2019.

You enjoy photography. What’s your favorite subject matter and why? 

I do enjoy photography, I just don’t get the chance to practice it much anymore. My favorite subject matter is landscapes, especially in Colorado. Second favorite would be our dogs, Casey and Cooper. They don’t cooperate with me most of the time, though!

Your partner has asked you to cook a special meal for her. What would you make?

I do most, if not all of the cooking and I eat a predominantly vegetarian diet about 80% of the time, with the occasional fish or chicken dish once or twice a month. Diane, however, only tolerates my veggie dishes! Hands down, her favorite meal would be a steak on the grill with a baked potato…vegetable not required! Therefore, that would be her “special” meal because it’s not something she gets often.

Thanks so much for chatting today.  

Of course! Thank you for inviting me. It was fun! Also, here’s a quick rundown on future releases…The Locket in March. The Neighbor (a romance) in August. And Moonlight Avenue in spring of 2019.


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Grieving over the loss of her family and feeling like her life is unraveling, Lindsey McDermott quits her job, gets a puppy, and retreats to her grandparents’ home in the Texas Hill Country. She spends her solitary days walking childhood trails and reminiscing, trying to reconcile the conflict within her as she struggles with survivor’s guilt.

After the death of her husband, Hannah Larson needs a change. At the suggestion of her mother-in-law—and against her better judgment—she and her son Jack move to tiny Utopia and into her husband’s grandmother’s house.

When Jack and Lindsey form an unlikely friendship, Hannah reluctantly joins them and the three spend the summer swimming and healing as laughter eventually replaces tears. After Jack goes back to school, Hannah assumes their summer fun is over. Instead, Lindsey continues to come around and now—as they find themselves alone—Hannah realizes just how close they’ve become. Soon, she finds herself struggling with her feelings as their friendship threatens to shift into something much deeper…something she fears she won’t be able to fight. Something she fears she won’t want to fight.

A story of grief and healing…a story of love.



Gerri Hill has thirty-two published works, including the 2017 GCLS winner Paradox and other GCLS winners The Midnight Moon, Devil’s Rock, Hell’s Highway, The Scorpion, Snow Falls, and Partners, the last book in the popular Hunter Series, as well as the 2013 Lambda finalist At Seventeen. Gerri lives in south-central Texas, only a few hours from the Gulf Coast, a place that has inspired many of her books. With her partner, Diane, they share their life with two Australian Shepherd’s—Casey and Cooper—and a couple of furry felines. For more, visit her website at


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Valentine’s Week Lesfic Sale


February 12 to February 16

It’s that time again. Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching. Love it or hate it, it’s nearly impossible to avoid.

I Heart Lesfic wants to help you find books for the season. More than 40 authors have joined forces to help all you lovely readers find romance, whether it be sweet, scorching hot, psychological suspense, or any of the other offerings below. Over 60 books are deeply discounted so you don’t have to break the bank to get your fix.

Below, you’ll find all the goodies on offer.

Before I get to all the wonderful authors and their books, I should get the basics out of the way. First, this sale runs from February 12th to February 16th. Second, before you click any buy buttons, please ensure the sale price matches. Third, to purchase a book, simply click on the Buy Now button, and the universal link will take you to your Amazon store, except for Amazon Australia. Head to this page for Amazon Australia links.

Now for the authors and their fab books:






by Jae


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

LOVE AT FIRST WRITE: Four romantic short stories

by Jae


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


EVERYTHING BETWEEN US: Pink Bean Series Book 3

by Harper Bliss

$0.99 $5.99 (Free with KU)

When PhD student and Pink Bean barista Josephine Greenwood meets her feminist idol Caitlin James she’s starstruck. But when Caitlin starts showing a more than friendly interest in her, Josephine can’t believe Caitlin’s advances are genuine.


by Clare Lydon

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Secrets. Lies. Sex. Wine.

When nine friends meet for a reunion by the sea, nothing prepares them for the drama & revelations that soon take over their long weekend…


by T.B. Markinson

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Can “love at first sight” survive both family and the secrets of a dark past? 3 books. 600+ pages of smart, sexy lesbian romance. If you like quirky characters, smart fiction, and a dash of humor, then you’ll love this sexy series.


by Miranda MacLeod

$0.99 $6.99

Cecily and Rorie were lovers in college, but secrets drove them apart. Now one is an unhappy housewife, the other an award-winning designer. When they are reunited backstage at a community theater production, the sparks between them are quickly rekindled, but can they overcome the ghosts of their past to find a future together?



by Miranda MacLeod

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The stars may have finally aligned to give Cecily and Rorie a second chance at happiness together, but they don’t stay that way for long. When Cecily lands the acting role of a lifetime, far away from home, can she ever be the partner Rorie needs? Despite time, distance, and some very persistent paparazzi, Cecily and Rorie may have found a love to last a lifetime, but only if they can learn to navigate the dual pressures of fame and family.



by Elle Spencer

$0.99 $2.99 (Free with KU)

Stunning and sophisticated, art dealer Samantha King is the only person who knows she doesn’t have it all (unless you count her mother and sister, which Sam doesn’t). When it comes to men, Sam won’t make time for anything more than a one night stand. No commitments, no connections. The night her life changes forever is a night Sam actually can’t remember. Even so, the indelible mark a woman named Mia Rossi leaves on Sam’s heart is something she can’t ignore.


by Caren J. Werlinger

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


by Caren J. Werlinger

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


by Susan X Meagher

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When whisky-drinker Nicola Bagnolesi agrees to babysit the family winemaking operation in Tuscany, it sounds like a free vacation in a pretty place. But it’s not until she meets local winemaker Chiara Bellini that she learns nothing comes easy—in wine or in love.


by Susan X Meagher

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Waiting for a plane, dashing home in the rain. Ordinary encounters can turn into extraordinary experiences if the chemistry is right.

Chemistry is at the heart of each of these short and not-so-short tales. Each story explores the sexual vibe, but not at the expense of knowing who these couples are.


by Jea Hawkins

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City girl meets country girl. When Natalie gets out of the city to realign her priorities, she takes a job as a farmhand working for Jessica Morgan. With the realization that she’s attracted to her boss, Natalie wonders if Jess might just be open to a relationship. She just needs to prove she belongs in Jess’s life…


by Suzie Carr

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When a hurricane blows through town and threatens the future of Olivia Clark’s animal shelter, she publicizes her desperate plea for help to the masses. Aid comes from a surprising source: Chloe Homestead, Olivia’s ex-girlfriend from thirteen years ago and the only girl Olivia has ever loved. Chloe has a dark secret, a secret that she’s been carrying around for thirteen years. Will Chloe’s secret threaten the future of the shelter and the relationship she has worked so hard to restore?


by Katie Mettner

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


by Katie Mettner

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


by Barbara Winkes

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Chelsea and Gail are engaged to get married. Their relationship is safe, comfortable, and without conflict. According to Tonya Gray, it also lacks the passion one should feel for the person you commit to for the rest of your life. Chelsea might not trust her because Tonya broke her heart three years ago. As the date nears, Chelsea has to figure out if love means what she has with her fiancée, or what she could have with the woman she couldn’t forget.


by Barbara Winkes

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


by S. W. Andersen

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Sierra Cody is a rising star in women’s professional downhill mountain bike racing, she has all the tools to become a world champion. All she needs to do is fully commit herself. Dr. Kara Davies, a highly regarded and accomplished physician, is well on her way to achieving her dreams in chiropractic research. But life is full of twists and turns. When an accident on the track lands Sierra in Kara’s on-site medical center, the doctor suddenly finds she has more on her mind that work. Blindsided by mutual attraction, Sierra and Kara struggle to accept their feelings for each other and to deal with the change it brings. Will love be enough? Or will life’s little switchbacks send them both careening off course?


by S. W. Andersen

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Life has a funny way of revealing harsh truths.

Cassie Carl believes she has it all. On the cusp of achieving her professional goals and soon to marry the man of her dreams, it seems she’s found the life every woman dreams of. Peyton Kingston is a beautiful, talented interior designer on the rise, whose sole focus is building her business. When Cassie’s wealthy fiancé brings Peyton in to do a renovation on their home before the big engagement party, sparks fly, leaving both Cassie and Peyton to question everything they thought they already had. What happens when the thin veil of perfection becomes riddled with holes? S.W. Andersen’s modern day romance takes you on a journey of self-discovery for two women who thought they had it all.


by Eliza Lentzski

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The Winter Jacket series prequel. In her junior year of college, Hunter Dyson has some big decisions to make about her future. She wants to be a nurse, that much she knows, but everyone from her parents to her academic advisor is nagging her about what kind of nursing she wants to pursue. But before she can worry about those details, she’s got to survive Professor Graft’s writing seminar. And her legs.


by Lynn Galli

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Attorney Austy Nunziata moves across the country to try to snap out of the cycle of pining for her married best friend. Despite knowing how pointless her feelings are, five months in the new city hasn’t seemed to help. When she meets FBI agent, Elise Bridie, that task becomes a lot easier.


by Magnolia Robbins

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Geeky wallflower Penelope Waters hadn’t signed up for falling in love with royalty. A new medical school student, all she’d ever wanted was to be a doctor. When Penny unknowingly meets a young Liechtenstein princess, she finds herself falling hard for more than just her German accent.


by Summer Munger

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Sometimes healing heartbreak means crossing over oceans of pain, ravines of memory and rivers of regret. Both Sarah Chapman and Larissa Olivera learned that lesson and crossed over their loss, as well as the Atlantic Ocean. Sarah is a young, thriving American advertising executive working on the busy streets of London. Larissa, a proud Brazilian recovering from the recent death of her mother, owns a quaint cafe in a small town outside of the city. Both are strong women who love the lives they’ve worked so hard to build. It’s only when a chance meeting puts them face to face with each other that they begin to wonder if those lives could be shared.


by Monica McCallan

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Sometimes, having what you dream about can make life better, but it doesn’t always make it easier. After a disastrous proposal and breakup, Gemma Wilson is finally working on accepting her true self, knowing that there is no time like the present to get her life in order.

Harper Kennedy is everything a twenty-something New Yorker aspires to be, but she has her own baggage that’s holding her back in ways that not even she can acknowledge.

After a fling that would seemingly end there, the two are thrown back together, convoluting an already tricky situation for both of them and turning their worlds’ upside down.

HEART TO HEART: Book 1 of the True Heart Series

by Layce Gardner & Saxon Bennett

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Amy’s fast paced New York City life is interrupted by her mother’s illness. She returns home to Fenton, Missouri after many years to find her childhood home on fire and her aging mother in need of long-term care. It’s more than she can handle, but with the help of her new found friends, she finds a life—and love— she wasn’t expecting.


by MJ Duncan

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Joss Perrault left Sky, Colorado after high school with no intention of ever returning, but all that changes when she inherits Atramentum. Burned out on public accounting after too many sixteen-hour days, the allure of operating a small, independent bookstore is too tempting to resist, and Joss decides to walk away from the career she spent the last decade building to move back to the resort town high in the Rockies. Cupid strikes as she’s moving into her new place outside Sky and, contrary to popular belief, Cupid has four legs and a tail, hits like a linebacker, and answers to the name George. Before Joss can recover from being tackled by the Great Dane, she finds herself face to face with George’s mom, Maeve Dylan. Joss is immediately smitten with her beautiful neighbor, but their conversations walk the line between friendliness and flirtation like it’s a tightrope, and Joss is reluctant to do anything that will risk their budding friendship. Thankfully for her, however, George doesn’t give up so easily.


by Claire Highton-Stevenson

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Betrayal leads Cam Thomas to leave everything behind.

Arriving in LA, she has one rule – Don’t fall in love again…

Everything is great until she meets that one person that could be worth breaking her rule for – but is she worth the risk?



by Claire Highton-Stevenson

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Camryn Thomas and Michelle Hamilton have finally got their lives heading in the right direction. Together – But even when you’re happy, life will throw up some curve balls. How will they deal with the idea of Michelle coming out? And what will happen when they discover not everybody is happy about their relationship?



by Vanda

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What if your love was illegal? What would you do?

It’s 1945. Juliana wants to be a star and she has the singing voice to do it.

Alice (Al) is determined to make Juliana into the star she wants to be.

The worst thing that could happen to Juliana is to be discovered as gay.

The worst thing that could happen to Al is to lose Juliana.

Al must guard their secret at all costs.

Will the gossip columnists and the new laws destroy them?


by Anne Hagan

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One had love and lost it. The other kept trying, but never seemed to find it. When they met, neither was looking for more than maybe a friend and for awhile, that’s all they seemed to be. Their friends, however, had other ideas…


by Emily Sharp

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Julie Summers has her life all planned out. Finish her last year of college, graduate, and get the dream job she always wanted. Then she meets the irresistible Veronica Mason, and all her plans change. But Veronica has built layers around her heart to protect herself from ever being hurt again. How can Julie be the one who chases all her shadows away?


by Josslyn Scott

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Cloe’s head is full of fond memories of her childhood babysitter, who left before Cloe was old enough to really understand anything beyond that she was going away. Ten years later, a run-in with her old babysitter is a pleasant surprise, but quickly makes Cloe realize that her childhood crush hasn’t gone away.
Maddie is a self-made businesswoman with her own small consulting firm, happily married to a wonderful husband that she adores. Or so she wants the outside world to think. A chance meeting with her former babysitting charge brings back a whirlwind of memories and unresolved feelings, pushing Maddie to further realize just how unhappy she is in her current life, and leading her to make decisions without truly thinking of the consequences…


by Josslyn Scott

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Erin Hunter is sick of her life being the same thing day in and day out. Her stress levels are rising and nothing seems to work. Jessie, her friend since high school, suggests Yoga, a notion that Erin dismisses as being hipster/hippie nonsense, but she’s desperate for a solution. She goes to a free trial lesson, with mat provided, and finds that there’s quite a few things to like about yoga, number one being her completely drop-dead gorgeous instructor, Greece-born Dione Makos, which leads to entirely different problems.

Erin has never had feelings for a woman before. She wanted a change, and now she’s got one.


by Chloe Peterson

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Coming out is never easy, but getting dumped right after takes the cake.

When closed-off Eden meets charming Lauren the attraction is undeniable. Will Eden finally open up, and will Lauren be there when she does?

If you like compelling drama, realistic characters, and second chances, then you’ll love Chloe Peterson’s captivating debut novel.


by Marian Snowe

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Eleanor Higgins has an incredible talent for matchmaking–for everyone but herself. That’s because no one can measure up to her best friend, Morgan. But Morgan’s straight, and Eleanor’s spent her entire life trying to put that fantasy behind her. When Morgan reveals that she may not be so straight after all, can Eleanor find her friend the perfect lady when all she really wants is to be that “perfect lady” herself?


by Marian Snowe

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Celia Orne is starting over. Leaving behind her cheating girlfriend, she moves to the beaches of Florida to pursue a lifelong dream. What Celia never expected to find was Gem Raglan, a flirtatious, adventurous woman who takes her to places of unimaginable beauty. But Gem’s got secrets of her own, and her past threatens to tear the two of them apart.


by Marian Snowe

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Have you ever fallen for the wrong person? Maggie Zurek is a high-powered executive who values control, perfection, and dignity above all else, but when she’s forced into a vacation with Delphine Moss, she comes to question everything she thought she knew about herself. Delphine is a free-spirited artist who flaunts convention and pushes all of Maggie’s buttons, good and bad. Their chemistry is explosive, but can two people who are so different ever be happy together?


by J. L. Gaynor

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Kate and Susan were best friends until they became something much more. Keeping their relationship a secret from their families and friends, they promised each other a future together, bright and full of possibilities. All of it comes to an end as their secret is discovered and a devastating ultimatum drives them apart.


by Amy DeMeritt

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Piper is a barista at a popular coffee shop, where a new weekly patron has captivated her. Even more so than the anonymous blogger, the “Controversial Lesbian”, who she’s been following and has been in love with for the past three years. With the lure of a shy closed lip smile, Piper is drawn to the beautiful woman, determined to get to know her. When the anonymous blogger decides to strip her digital mask, Piper learns that even a lesbian can learn a few things about gender identity and sexuality.


by Rene Nienaber

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When, Angelica Lee, a mysterious and beautiful artist takes up residence in the heart of the serene little town of Clarens, the lives of a certain few women are changed irrevocably. Local bookstore owner Bryn Wilson peels through the layers around Angelica’s heart only to expose a dark secret that leaves Bryn standing at a crossroads. Serendipity is a story about the unexpected. It’s about love, loss, forgiveness and the delicate balance in between where harmony lives.




BUILDING THE FAMILY: The Dancing Wolf Series Book 1

by Amy DeMeritt

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After being dumped by her high school girlfriend, while in love with another girl, Kayla meets a beautiful girl at college who will change everything. As her heart falls in love with multiple women, ‘Family’ will take on a whole new meaning for Kayla.





by Raven J. Spencer

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


by Raven J. Spencer

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It’s Chloe’s birthday. She’s successful and single, and content with her life the way it is. When her friends give her a relaxing spa weekend in a luxury hotel, she thinks nothing of going alone–after working hard for a long time, she has earned it. Chloe doesn’t know that the weekend includes some time with Lacey, or that what she has to offer to her, would be so hard to resist.


by Raven J. Spencer

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Robin embarks on the adventure of a lifetime: She joins a modern day harem. Robin is thrilled with the intimacy in luxurious surroundings, lacking the entanglements of romance. Her focus is on her training, to be someday soon the favorite of the harem’s keeper, Addison. Elizabeth, Robin’s mentor, is supposed to make it all happen for her, to teach her the necessary skills and attitude to be successful in the harem. While guiding her towards her goal, Elizabeth becomes a distraction for Robin that she can’t ignore. There are some things that money can’t buy, but can she afford to break her contract with Addison?


by T. B. Markinson

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Colorado, 1993. Tegan wants her second year of college to be drama-free. But a case of blackmail forces Tegan to take extreme measures. After attempting to eliminate potentially damaging evidence, Tegan gets embroiled into one crisis after another that could destroy her relationship with Gemma.

Ever-loyal Gemma tries to be Tegan’s rock, but can she keep her green-eyed monster in check and help Tegan navigate the tricky waters that threaten their relationship bliss?


by Fiona Zedde

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Getting away from it all doesn’t necessarily mean escape. In these three stories of erotic romance, women leave their familiar spaces – countries, landscapes, states of mind – to discover uncharted, but not always idyllic, territories with lovers old and new.


by Fiona Zedde

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

Can they put these demons to rest or will their love, as erotic as it is powerful, scatter like ashes to the four winds?





by Rene Nienaber

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Take one art curator with a deep, dark secret. Add one journalist, a very suspicious Detective, and a decade of decaying family relations. The result – an explosion of pent-up emotions. Despite Gabriella Amatore’s intentions to abstain from all forms of pleasure, she finds herself in the arms of Jordan, a newspaper journalist and family friend. Jordan comes with some baggage too – a nosy ex that happens to be a highly successful Detective.

Will Gabriella’s well-kept secret destroy the lives of an entire family and ruin her chances at finding true happiness?





edited by Cheyenne Blue

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Dive into these fifteen sizzling tales of lesbian love and romance and experience the wonder, the joy, and the magic of new beginnings.

A woman sees her lover for the first time after years of blindness. For the first time in her life, a top trusts her girlfriend enough to let her take control. A connection forged in a bar in New Mexico encourages a breast cancer survivor to take a lover. Stories of new love and first lesbian encounters intermingle with other emotional and physical firsts, and the excitement of new experiences: an around the world flight, the thrill of a carnival, and even the first time to see the sea.

With fantastic stories by favorite writers such as Sacchi Green, Harper Bliss, Annabeth Leong, Allison Wonderland, and Jeremy Edwards, the variety in this anthology means there is something for everyone.





by Natasha West

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People-pleasing Ellie and aloof Jordan have practically nothing in common, except for one thing. Their girlfriends, Zoe and Caitlin, are best friends. One day, Zoe and Caitlin announce they’re leaving their girlfriends for each other, after deciding they’ve been hiding from their secret feelings for too long. Ellie and Jordan at left feeling bitter and angry and despite their difference, find themselves united in a shared goal… Sweet revenge.


by Natasha West

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A teachers’ conference doesn’t sound like a sexy place. But shy literature teacher Chloe Price and brash PE teacher Jess Cooper are about to be thrown together at this annual event, leading them to what they both believe will be a simple one-night stand…. But each year, back they come to the conference, always finding themselves intertwined. Even as their lives take them in opposite directions, the yearly weekend keeps pulling them back together. Whether they like it or not.


by K. B. Draper

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What do you get if you add twelve ex-girlfriends, four overly involved friends, glow-in-the-dark body paint, a lesbian nemesis, a stripper pole, a casino surveillance tape, a three legged cat, the restroom at the Astrodome, the restroom at the local lesbian bar, the restroom at the Sheriff’s department, Jesus’s gay boyfriend, Bigfoot, and a near-death experience with an appropriately attached life changing lesson? The U-haul Diary – aka the story of my dating life.




THE ORIGINS OF HEARTBREAK: Lakeside Hospital Book 1

by Cara Malone

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Alex’s world stood still the day her father passed. After more than a year of living frozen in that moment, she decides to take the first steps out of her grief by enrolling in a paramedic program. It’s in one of her first classes that she meets Megan, a pretty but aloof medical student who has a few skeletons of her own in the proverbial closet. Can they work together to mend their broken hearts?





by Noelle Winters

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Running a domestic violence shelter keeps Emma Stevens on her toes, and serves as a living reminder of her mother’s legacy that falling in love can hurt you in more ways than one. But when one of her clients is murdered, Emma comes face to face with a detective who makes her question her resolve to remain safely unattached. When the murderer targets Emma, will they be able to stop the killer – and save themselves?


by Barbara Winkes

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Emma has vowed to stay out of relationships after being betrayed by her ex in a dramatic series of events. All she wants is to find a job and a place to live, and be out of the halfway house by Christmas. She can’t afford to have any feelings for Jayce Finney, the new woman in the house, especially when it’s clear that Jayce has troubles of her own. Temptation might win over self-preservation, leading Emma not only away from her goals, but into danger.


by Nico J. Genes

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

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

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


by Nico J. Genes

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

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

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


by Kelli Jae Baeli

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Phobic writer Jade Winslow flew across an ocean and most of the US just to be with the woman of her dreams, Psychologist and novelist, Petra Davis. But their first encounter is threatened by the bitterness of a vengeful heart. As a snowfront moves in to strand them in a cabin in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, Jade and Petra will use all their literary plotting abilities to outsmart a stranger with a plan.


by Kelli Jae Baeli

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Not all happy endings are the ones we plan. In a farmhouse in Southern Wisconsin, two lives are about to change again, and this time, it will be on their own terms.



by Kelli Jae Baeli

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After the death of her estranged father, a beleaguered attorney named Sierra Kipling returns to her hometown of Shamrock Cove, Rhode Island, having inherited his bar, The Risk. A much-younger town doctor, Kelsi Belmar, doesn’t know quite what to think of this 50-year-old prodigal daughter, but she intends to find out.



by Alison R. Solomon

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




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

by Michelle Arnold

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

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

BELOVED WIFE: A Detective Amy Sadler Mystery Book 2

by Michelle Arnold

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





by Amy DeMeritt

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When an enemy from her past shows up in a terrifying way, and is the only person who knows why she can’t remember the day before, Jordan has to figure out how to remember on her own, or face her enemy in the ring to be given the answers. With the help of the beautiful and fascinating Alex, Jordan embarks on a journey of self-discovery, and learns about the many beauties and wonders in life she has been missing out on, while also uncovering clues in her own memory to her missing day. When she finally learns the truth about what happened to her, will Jordan be able to survive it, or will it destroy her and the beautiful bond that forms between her and Alex?





by Natasha West

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When hot-headed Jamie tries to rob the mini-mart where headstrong Molly works, she’s hoping for some quick cash. Instead, she gets an argument with the wilful till girl that ends when a teenage boy with unwitting wizard heritage intervenes with ridiculous consequence, accidently cursing Molly and Jamie to be stuck together, attached by an invisible force. The trio are forced to go on a strange road trip in search of a cure, with Molly and Jamie fighting every step of the way. But what if all the anger between them translates into another kind of passion altogether?

GRETEL: A Fairy Tale Retold

by Niamh Murphy

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


by Caren J. Werlinger

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Lise’s father is dead. Now she and her mother and sisters must make a new life. Her mother wants her to wed, but Lise knows she never will. When she meets a mysterious woman in the forest, she feels the first stirrings of love. Odd sightings in the forest frighten the villagers, and their fear turns to hatred. As they hunt what they fear, only Lise stands between them and the woman she loves.





by Jea Hawkins

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Can love heal a broken heart? Emma and Crystal have been together for seven years, but now it looks like it’s over. The pain of infidelity lingers between them. But a road trip gives their relationship another chance as they set their feet on a new path – a path to forgiveness. This is a lightly paranormal lesbian romance about two good witches re-finding love.





by Erin Wade

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Sergeant Ash Denton and her wife forensic psychiatrist Lana Denton are baffled when wealthy, beautiful women in their town are targeted by a vicious serial killer. Only in fiction books are law enforcement officers allowed to work one case at a time. Follow Ash and Lana as they work cases involving an internet pedophile ring, drug cartels and prostitutes while trying to stem the flow of dead bodies left behind by the serial killer.





by S. W. Andersen

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Sarah Sawyer has spent the last ten years reliving a nightmare. Stripped of her innocence at the tender age of thirteen, she’s grown into a woman with nothing to lose and one thing on her mind. Justice. With her horse, her guns and a plan, she takes to the trails of the old west in search of those who wronged her family, however, another quest silently holds Sarah’s heart in the form of a beautiful brunette saloon owner. When Sarah’s path takes a disastrous turn, the pair reunite. Now the gunslinger has to decide if she will open herself up to love or let her thirst for vengeance lead her down a path of no return. Choosing between love and justice was never part of her plan. This is book 1 in the series.


by Fox Brison

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Still reeling from catching her girlfriend in flagrante with another woman, veterinarian Haley Jones travels to San Francisco to visit her sister, Jennifer, and lick her wounds. Left to fend for herself in a strange city, she accepts the invitation from Jennifer’s roommate to join her for a night out on the town. There she meets Dani Robbins, and sparks instantly fly between them. However, spending one wonderful night indulging in her fantasies, only leads o the beginning of Haley’s troubles.

DJARA: Book 1

by Kat Evans

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Orphaned as a child, rescued by magical Indians, and raised by a grizzly-bearded mountain man, Djara grew up to be the deadliest woman west of the Mississippi. With a steely determination as immovable as the white-capped Rockies, the gun-slinging bounty hunter fears only one person: a raven-haired beauty named Eden McAllister. When the trail of the ruthless Kody Lawless leads Djara back to Silverton, neither her resolve nor her Colt revolver is a match for a love as wild as the West.




THE AISLE AND SKYE: Sequel to Island Skye

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Skye Donaghie, has finally laid her past to rest. She has it all, the job, the girl, and is enjoying living the American dream.

Unfortunately for Skye nothing is ever straightforward. Her fledgling relationship is put to the test, first by distance, then jealously, and finally by a shocking discovery that neither of them could ever have foreseen, and one which threatens to tear their world apart. For Skye, old wounds are reopened and new ones suffered as she struggles to come to terms with a terrifying new reality. Ultimately the two women learn that love isn’t a destination, it’s a journey.


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Interview with Wendy Temple and giveaway

Happy Friday!

Ylva author Wendy Temple is here to chat about life, writing, Edinburgh, and sports.

She’s giving away one e-copy and paperback of her novel Defensive Mind. More details are below.

Please welcome Wendy Temple.

Before we begin, thanks so much for stopping by today for a chat.

Thanks so much for inviting me!

You grew up in East Edinburgh. What was it like and how has the city influenced your writing?

Oh, great question. I grew up on a rough housing estate, but we had a lot of fun. We were also close to the seaside and frequently walked down to Portobello, a place that features heavily in my writing. I now live there, another one of my childhood dreams.

Edinburgh is a city that features heavily in literature. From Robert Louis Stevensons Dr Jekyli and Mr Hyde, to Muriel Sparks Miss Jean Brodie. The wonderful detective novels of Ian Rankin to the iconic Trainspotting from Irvine Welsh. Edinburgh seamlessly slips into many genres. The ghostly, the macabre, the criminal underbelly that resides below its genteel façade. The drug problem that runs along beside its vast cultural heritage and festival city image. It’s easy to set a book in Edinburgh, it offers beauty and history in abundance but, if you scratch a little beneath the surface, you begin to peel away its layers and find a whole other world. The deeper you delve, the more it offers.

All of this has influenced my own writing. The place I grew up in, the beauty of the city, its history, the famous books that have been set here and the many writers from Edinburgh. Add to that the many people I have known and met over the years and it’s a great mix of interesting characters with a fantastic stage on which to set them.

As a child you wanted to live on the historic Royal Mile. For those not familiar with the area, can you fill us in and share why you wanted to live there?

It fascinated me. You start at the top, where Edinburgh castle is and slowly make your way downhill where you will find Holyrood Palace and the beauty of Arthurs Seat, an extinct volcano that really does look like it has been lifted from the Highlands and deposited into the middle of a city. Along the way you pass the many closes that lead off to places begging to be explored. A Warren of activity is housed either side of the Royal Mile, shops, small museums, pubs and best of all, a huge variety of houses of all shapes and sizes that people live in. It’s a living breathing historical monument to the past and this is why the entire Old Town is a world heritage site.

The history is rich, romantic and at times violent. You pass the witches well where they burned poor innocent women accused of being witches. The White Horse, the oldest pub on the Royal Mile dating back to 1742 has seen many a famous person pass through its doors and all the buildings and closes have their own story to tell. If you walk down in the dread of night it takes on a whole other feeling, a ghostly sense of darkness and something otherworldly. It can easily creep you out. I love it.

Your academic background is in community education, healthcare, and physical education. What advice do you have for parents about how to keep their kids active?

I am so passionate about this. I have a saying about training shoes, never complain when your kid wears them out quickly, it’s the sign of an active child and a really good thing!

I know time is difficult for a lot of parents, but let the kids join as many groups as they can. Encourage some kind of activity, even indoors on the rainy days. I have to hand over to Judy Murray here, her ideas are so practical and inexpensive, but fun. I remember doing a lot of this myself as a kid. Keeping a balloon in the air as long as possible with your friends. We usually only had balloons around Birthdays and Christmas. I remember being devastated when the last one deflated or burst. Judy Murrays book Knowing The Score offers such insight into keeping kids active I would highly recommend it to any parent looking for ideas, that woman knows her stuff. I could wax lyrical about this subject for hours. Juggle with socks, encourage fun play that costs so little, use items already around the house. I used to set up assault courses in the back greens on our housing scheme. All the local kids joined in and we timed it. I made them from all the rubbish I found lying around. Be inventive in play and encourage that in your children.

When you were younger, did you play any sports and do you still play? Which is your favorite?

I played every sport available to me. I was kicking a football from a very young age. I loved all activity, running jumping, tig, hide and seek, I couldn’t get enough of it. At primary school, I played netball, girls weren’t allowed to play football. Then at Secondary school I played Volleyball and Hockey, as well as Badminton, Squash and athletics in the summer. I always played football for the local community girls team. The school only had a hockey team for a couple of years so I joined the local ladies team at fourteen. This developed my game tremendously and I believe that’s why I went on to be a good hockey player. That’s the sport I chose to play after leaving school. I still played every and any other sport when the opportunity arose.

I no longer play sport, but am an avid sports fan, especially tennis, football, rugby and athletics.

Is there one sport you always wanted to try, but haven’t yet?

Snowboarding. I was a decent skier, but never tried to snowboard. I did like skateboarding and thought I possibly could have pulled off a few tricks. lol

You started writing fanfiction in 2005 to impress a woman. What happened to your work and more importantly, was the woman impressed?

The fanfiction I wrote from 2005 is all on the Athenaeum and the Royal Academy of Bards. Yes, the woman was suitably impressed and fortunately for me, still is.

Tell us about your novel Defensive Mindset?

I’ll give the blurb from the back of the book, then expand a bit.

“Star footballer and successful businesswoman Jessie Grainger has her life set, and doesn’t need anything getting in the way. That includes rebellious rival player Fran Docherty, a burnt-out barmaid with a past as messed up as her attitude. So when the clashing pair find themselves on the same Edinburgh women’s football team, how will they survive each other, let alone play to win?”

Defensive Mindset is set in Edinburgh, mostly Portobello. Fran Docherty is a difficult character. I deliberately set out to write someone as problematic as Fran. It means, she’s not easy to like, but I think there is enough in her to get behind. She doesn’t like to talk, especially about her past. She’s trying to put her life back together after years of drug and alcohol abuse and she’s returned to Portobello to run her grandfathers bar after he has a stroke. The one thing Fran chooses to do that she is good at is continue to play football.

I would like to add something here about Fran and her drug addiction that has come up frequently in reviews. A few readers don’t believe that a former drug addict who still smokes would be capable of playing the level of football Fran does. I would urge anyone with doubts to take a lot at athletes who have struggled with addiction. There are many stories out there. Players have taken heroin and played. Many athletes have gone onto a pitch loaded. Fran is clean. As for smoking, there are also a lot of athletes who smoked throughout their careers. I played hockey with a teammate who smoked twenty a day, she was fitter than anyone else in the team, she still is. I just had to get that off my chest, as it’s a criticism that’s been bugging me.

Then we have Jessie, she’s beautiful inside and out. A caring, thoughtful individual who gives her all to whatever task she sets out to complete. The last thing she expects is to become attracted to Fran after she joins Jessie’s football team. At first she positively dislikes Fran, but as the weeks pass by, she starts to see something different. Defensive Mindset is the story of Fran’s journey and Jessie’s courage. There are a host of other characters and some funny moments along with the deeper and sometimes dark passages as the book deals with Fran’s past.

Are you working on a new story? What’s it about?

 I’m currently editing a story I wrote in 2007. Licit Cusp. After that, I plan to write a novel based on a character I wrote a short story on for Ylva in the Christmas 2014 anthology, Unwrap These Presents. Clare Shaw is around forty- seven, a mother of two whose marriage is a sham. Now that both her kids have left home, she intends to pursue the life she forfeited for propriety all those years ago.

Aside from sports and writing, what hobbies do you enjoy?

I love genealogy. I’ve been doing the family tree for years. I like to play a bit of pool and I do lots of reading. I also love shopping and watch far too much sport.

Finally, tells us one of your quirks that not many know about?

Hmmm… I have a bit of OCD.

Thanks so much for chatting today.

Thank you. It’s been a pleasure.



Star footballer and successful businesswoman Jessie Grainger has her life set, and doesn’t need anything getting in the way. That includes rebellious rival player Fran Docherty, a burnt-out barmaid with a past as messed up as her attitude. So when the clashing pair find themselves on the same Edinburgh women’s football team, how will they survive each other, let alone play to win?

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A passionate Scot, Wendy grew up in East Edinburgh. As a child it was her dream to live on the historic Royal Mile, which she did for a number of years before returning to the seaside a few years ago.

With an academic background in Community Education; Healthcare & Physical Education, she has held numerous jobs in these fields and is a passionate advocate of keeping access to further education & healthcare free for all and lessons in physical education available to all schoolchildren.

A sports fanatic, Wendy played hockey & volleyball competitively & five-a-side football for leisure. Her hobbies include watching lots of sport, reading & writing; genealogy & history.

Wendy started writing fanfiction in 2005 to impress a woman…



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Interview with Jane C. Esther and giveaway

Bold Strokes Books author Jane C. Esther is here to chat about life, shopping, botanic gardens, and her debut novel.

She’s giving away two e-copies of The Universe Between Us. More details are below.

Please welcome Jane C. Esther.

Before we begin, thanks so much for stopping by today for a chat.

Thank you so much for the opportunity! This is my second official interview, and I’m so happy it’s with I Heart Lesfic.

You’re from Upstate New York. How is the area different from New York City?

Cows and crops. The first time I actually went to The City was after college, which shows you how cosmopolitan I am. I live in a fairly urban area outside of Boston, and I do miss the days of long bike rides down deserted country roads, and the smell of manure on a hot day. I’m only half-kidding. One of the reasons I set my novel, The Universe Between Us in a semi-rural area is because I wanted to honor the kind of quiet life I had growing up.

I’ve heard you love Wegmans. For those of us unfamiliar with it, can you share what it is and why you love it?

To give you an idea of the depth of my love for Wegmans (a grocery store), I cried the first couple of times I drove up to one of the new stores that opened near where I live now. It felt like coming home, which is weird because this new Wegmans is at least 3 times the size of the one we used to go to. It’s like a small city inside. Wegmans is basically your normal grocery store with mood lighting and giant portions of food, so it’s great for families. Or for people like me, who buy enough for a small army even though I only live with my wife. It helps that Wegmans always makes all the “best workplaces” lists, so you feel like you’re not only having an amazing shopping experience, but you’re also supporting a fantastic family business that treats its workers right. (Wegmans, please call me for your next commercial).

What’s your idea of the perfect day?

Any day I can spend at a botanic garden is a wonderful day. I worked for a summer at Kew Gardens, and it was probably the best summer of my life. I would eat lunch at a little duck pond, and then at the end of my day, I’d sometimes walk through the Systematic Garden and smell all the mint relatives, and then hang out with the opium poppies, which are some of the most beautiful and dangerous plants on Earth. I love my wife and my friends, but sometimes solitude in a beautiful place is really perfection.

Tell us about your debut novel The Universe Between Us.

The Universe Between Us is a story about two women with vastly different life paths who fall in love. Ana is a scientist who’s been preparing for a mission to Mars since she was an adolescent. Her mom is the mission director, so she doesn’t feel like she ever had the choice that her fellow astronauts did. She struggles with this throughout the story.

Jolie is an art student from small-town Nebraska who wants to move off-campus so she can have more time in the studio. She moves in as Ana’s roommate, and there’s some flirting, then some canoodling. She makes the mistake of falling in love with Ana, even though she’s about to head to Mars. Ana has to decide if it’s more important to take a step for the good of humanity, or follow her heart.

When did you know you wanted to be a writer and how long did it take to get your first story published?

I have written on and off over the years. I have this adorable book about fish from second grade that I guess was really my debut novel. Print run of 1. I spent a lot of my time as a kid hanging out at the library and reading, plus my mom was an English teacher, so it was sort of ingrained in me to think about the written word. I entered a short story contest in high school through the local library and won my very first CD–it was Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill. That was the first time I got paid or rewarded for my writing, though I think there were only about two entrants. Then I took a creative writing class in college and felt like a total failure at it. I was pretty sure I’d never be good enough, especially since there were so many guys in that class who were extremely confident in their writing. Classic self-esteem issues.

Anyway, this roundabout story ends with me reading a ton of lesbian romance and deciding that I wanted to participate. I started The Universe Between Us as it is today when I was in a hotel room in North Platte, Nebraska, a place I’ve only visited once, but love. Then, my sister was diagnosed with cancer, and everything became more urgent. It was definitely a wake-up call for me to accomplish my creative goals, and that’s when I got really serious about writing. It was about two and a half years before I submitted my novel to Bold Strokes Books, a few months later they agreed to publish it, and here we are!

Are you working on a new story and can you tell us about it?

Yes! I am working on a two-book series about a woman who becomes possessed by an alien and has to get her ex-girlfriend to help her figure out what’s going on. The first book is called Uninvited, and follows the story to the point at which we find out why the alien is here. It’s very much another ode to female scientists (as The Universe Between Us is).

Finally, what’s one of your quirks that not many know about?

I watch old episodes of Full House and laugh at all the jokes, because my sense of humor hasn’t changed in 25 years. Oh, Mylanta!

Thanks so much for chatting today.

It has been a pleasure to talk to you, and thank you so much for bringing visibility to queer books. It will never stop being important.




E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release date: January 16, 2018
Romance / Speculative Fiction

Charming biochemist Ana Mitchell has a lot on her mind—she’s about to leave on a covert mission to colonize Mars. She enlists local art student Jolie Dann to keep her high-tech farmhouse in order while she’s at training camp. Jolie soon finds herself falling for the secretive and fascinating Ana, despite knowing she may never return home.

Their relationship is challenged when the mission’s timeline is suddenly accelerated. Will Ana choose to put the universe between herself and Jolie, or will she take a chance on the one person who can keep her on Earth?

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Jane C. Esther is a librarian by day and a writer by night. Her idea of a good time involves a microscope, binoculars, trashy TV about the British royal family, or randomly singing Broadway show tunes. You can find her recounting the results of the latest scientific studies to whoever will listen, and secretly transforming her house into an indoor vegetable farm. She lives in New England with her wife and dog. The Universe Between Us is her first novel.



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