New Lesfic Goodies: January 28th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

WESTERN SHORES
The Compass Series: Book 4

by Lise Gold

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Madison Wilson, a marine biologist, has recently graduated and is ready to start her adult life with her first job as a research technician in Santa Cruz. After moving to Capitola, a sweet and colorful beach town in Northern California, she is immediately enchanted by her new house, as well as her beautiful landlady, Ally.

Ally Santos, a widow and single mother, is relieved to be rid of the fuss of holiday tenants, as she’s busy enough with her highly gifted son Theo and her bar, Western Shores. When a young, pink-haired girl moves into her pink house, she’s hoping life will get calmer, but nothing could have prepared her for the curious attraction she feels toward her new neighbor…

 

THE CALL
Another Love: Book 2

by Melissa Tereze

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A year has passed since Sam Phillips found love again. No longer willing to waste another moment on loneliness, and with life running as smoothly as it could be, neither she nor Luciana were prepared for what was to come. Work and relationships were more than enough to handle—and at times, too much—so why did the universe throw more than necessary at them?

One call will change everything—the potential for their lives to fall apart staring them both in the face.

Chaos and devastation will threaten to ruin everything they’ve built, but Sam and Luciana refuse to be beaten. Now seeing life from a new perspective, Luciana decides to take their future into her own hands…because hell will freeze over before she loses Sam.

Step back into the lives of Sam and Luciana in this heart-warming, heart-breaking, but ultimately perfect ending to their journey.

 

DEMANDING BOSS

by Clara Reese

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The new girl is the epitome of cute. Shy. Innocent. Blushes every time she looks at me. I know what she’s thinking. What she wants. And I know exactly how to give it to her. …But I won’t.

As my employee, she’s off-limits. No matter how much I want her, I’m not giving in. Unfortunately, I know all too well where that road goes. In fact, I went there just last week.

My ex-girlfriend was a bit of a drama queen. After our break-up, she went straight to the tabloids. Which sucked…but do you know what sucks more? The fact that she was my top author! Her steamy stories were going to launch my new hot lesbian romance line.
Now she’s with the competition, and my dreams of market domination are fizzling.

Oh hell no. This publishing line is my baby. There’s no way I’m going to lose. All I need is a new author.

Turns out new girl’s writing is just about perfect. In fact, there’s only one problem with her book. Her s*x scenes suck…because she’s never had it. All she needs is a good editor to tutor her…

F*ck. We all know where this is going.

 

AFTER THE STORM
Chambers of the Heart: Book 3

by C.D. Cain

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The weight of her heels carried on her fingertips grew exponentially with each step Samantha LeJeune took walking away from the only woman she ever loved. She wanted to turn back, take Rayne Storm into her arms and run away from everything that would keep them apart. The problem was Rayne wasn’t ready to give her what she needed to make a life with her. If she couldn’t run away with her, she would at least run away from her and all of the memories of Alabama. Without a clue as to her destination, she hit the road with nothing on her mind but healing her broken heart strong enough to never fall in love again.

Gentry Bell didn’t really have a home like others would describe. For her, home was a small town filled with suffocating memories of painful abuse and betrayal by those who were supposed to love her. There were only two woman who kept her from moving as far away as possible. The sudden passing of one of those women and a new job with the National Park Service, were her signs that it was time for her to move on. She’s never feared being on her own or venturing out into the unknown. Actually, it has always been her breath of life. But this time, she isn’t alone. Maybe the silence of the wilderness will have the answer she needs to decide what to do about the baby she is carrying.

An immediate connection develops when these two broken women meet on the road that carries them away from the life they were living. But will it be enough to open their hearts to trust again? And if so, will they be strong enough to hold onto that connection when an unborn child seems to be pointing them to return back to a home where memories of trauma and a first love are still ever so present in each of their hearts?

 

HOPE’S PATH
Somerville Series: Book 3

by Carrie L. Carr

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Rancher Lex Walters and realtor Amanda Cauble have settled into life together on the Rocking W Ranch. Unfortunately, someone is determined to break them apart – one way or another. After the ranch is vandalized and Lex is attacked, their future and that of the ranch has never been in more jeopardy.

While they try to find whoever is responsible, Lex and Amanda must also navigate through the stress of hosting their families on their first holiday together.

Will their love be strong enough to keep them together after they find out who’s responsible for their recent troubles?

 

THE LOVE OF SUMMER

by Sarah Thompson

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Kerri Walters had a normal life until she met Summer Donnelly. She had just turned 18 in the small community of Jenkinstown when new neighbours moved in next door, including Summer. The pair become inseparable and it soon becomes clear to Kerri that there is more happening than just a friendship.

Will Kerri hide her feelings from her best friend? What will happen if Summer finds out how Kerri feels?

 

TWICE UPON A TIME

by Erica Lee

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Kari Adelberg is happy. She has her friends, family, and a dog. What else could she need? At least that’s what she keeps telling herself, unwilling to think about what she lost until it ends up next door to her.

Kacey Caldwell was the one that got away. They were college sweethearts and had plans for the future until Kacey ripped those plans apart with no explanation. Now she and her young daughter own the house next door to Kari’s, and Kari is not sure how to act.

Should she keep herself closed off like she has the past ten years or open up her heart at the risk of being hurt all over again? Kari has so many questions that only Kacey has the answers to, but she’s not sure if she’s ready to get them, afraid of the pain and heartbreak that could come along with it. She has to decide the answer to the age-old question: is love worth the risk?

A second chance romance filled with love, angst, and one big HEA.

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE ROMANCE

 

MISSING THE TAG
Bishop’s Run: Book 3

by B.D. Gates

With their Happily-Ever-After firmly in place, Tess and Bishop are settling into married life in Tenley, Virginia. It’s a quiet little town–not quite off the beaten path, but enough that if you wanted trouble, you’d have to go looking for it.

Have you met Bishop?

Pop-up shops selling leather pocketbooks, purses, cases, and bags spark Bishop’s instincts to investigate, believing the goods to be counterfeit, and Tess has her hands full reining her in, reminding Bishop that her present life in the Witness Security program cuts her off from the life she left behind in Baltimore.

With a broken promise, keeping secrets, and another woman pursuing Bishop for sport, more than just the honeymoon could be over for the happy couple.

And erasing a lifetime creates big problems when Bishop’s memory holds the key.

The clock is ticking and the danger is closer than they know.

 

FINDING A VOICE
Jems and Jamz: Book 4

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

Ziggy Johnson has been through one of the worst years of her life, but when she is roomed with Lana Waverly, a pompous woman with no concept of empathy, things take a turn for the worst. Ziggy does her best to cope with her roommate’s undesirable behavior, and in the process, she learns that there is much more to the other woman than she thought.

 

FAIRY TALE RETELLING

 

NOTTINGHAM

by Anna Burke

After a fateful hunting accident sends her on the run from the law, Robyn finds herself deep in the heart of Sherwood Forest. All she really wants to do is provide for her family and stay out of trouble, but when the damnable Sheriff of Nottingham levies the largest tax in the history of England, she’s forced to take matters into her own hands. Relying on the help of her merry band of misfits and the Sheriff’s intriguing—and off-limits—daughter, Marian, Robyn must find a way to pull off the biggest heist Sherwood has ever seen.

With both heart and freedom at stake, just how much is she willing to risk to ensure the safety of the ones she loves?

Nottingham is a delightful romp rife with bois bearing bows, transmen wielding quarterstaffs, noble ladies loving ladies bawdy bisexual musicians, naughty nonbinary outlaws, and saucy sapphic nuns—in other words, Robyn Hood like you’ve never seen her before.

 

SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

TRANSFORMATION JUNKIES

by Fiona Lehn

A sensual, supernatural quest from the icy streets of Canada to the pastoral hills of Switzerland, Transformation Junkies tells the story of two women unwilling to compromise for love and satisfaction.

Chol enjoys a serene, independent life as a reclusive herdswoman, but when her cattle start disappearing, she must protect her home or lose it all.

Susannah leaves an unhappy marriage and her home country to become an electrician. When she fails, she loses herself in an addiction to transcendence, and a loser vampire makes her an offer that could solve everything—or just might dash her hopes forever.
An ancient god tries to help, but Chol and Susannah are the only ones who can save themselves—and maybe save each other in the process.

A fun romantic and adventurous novel of generations of women fight beyond the glass ceilings and limited gender roles, who will fight to the death if they have to, to win the life and love they desire.

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

MERCHANTS OF MILAN
Night Flyer Trilogy: Book 1

by Edale Lane

Three powerful merchants, two independent women in love, one masked vigilante.Florentina, set on revenge for her father’s murder, creates an alter-ego known as the Night Flyer. Madelena, whose husband was also murdered, hires Florentina as a tutor for her children and love blossoms between them. However, Florentina’s vendetta is fraught with danger, and surprising developments threaten both women’s lives. Merchants of Milan is the first book in Edale Lane’s Night Flyer Trilogy, a tale of power, passion, and payback in Renaissance Italy. If you like gadgets and gismos, rich historical background, three-dimensional characters, and fast-paced action with a slow-boil lesbian romance, then you are sure to love this series.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

CRIMSON YULETIDE

by Rachel Ford
narrated by Lynne Ennis

An ancient evil prowls the streets of Wixcombe. To save their village and the women they love, siblings Nan and William must discover the monster’s identity. But they might not like the answers they find.

 

PLAY TO KILL
The Twisted Trilogy: Book 2

by Arizona Tape
narrated by Portia Kay Winters

There is an undeniable spark between Princess Zafira and Jade, and that complicates matters. There is no place in the palace for their twisted love, not as long as Zafira’s brother lives.

Together, the two princesses plot and conspire to make the world around them just how they want it to be, no matter the costs. Even if that means killing the crown prince.

Play to Kill is a lesfic royalty romance and the second book in the Twisted Trilogy.

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

 

CALLING ALL LESFIC AUTHORS!

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

The deadline to enter is Feb. 3rd.

Click here for the deets.

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 

PROJECT LAUGHTER

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

So, I’m starting a theme on I Heart Lesfic for 2020. I’m calling it Project Laughter. At least once a week, hopefully more, I’ll post a guest blog from a lesfic author sharing an embarrassing moment in their lives.

Check out Erin Zak’s story and enter for a chance to win a copy of Beautiful Accidents. Click here to read Erin’s guest blog.

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


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Sex, Baby Yoda, and Laughing by Erin Zak

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

Today, the wonderful Erin Zak is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Erin is giving away an ecopy of Beautiful Accidents. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away Erin.

Sex, Baby Yoda, and Laughing

“You can tell how smart people are by what they laugh at.” – Tina Fey

Tina Fey is not wrong. She’s not wrong about literally anything, actually, and I will fight anyone who wants to argue with me. Throughout my years on this planet, I have found that what makes one person laugh might not make another person laugh. I am funny in certain situations and downright awful in others, even though I am always the same person no matter what. I one time said something I thought was hysterical to the wrong audience. Lord. You could have heard a pin drop. Not cool! Call it poor comedic timing or call it not reading the room, either way, it was not fun.

That being said, regardless of my timing and my inability to read a room while inebriated, one of my very favorite things to do in life is laugh, and to make others laugh. I can think of literally nothing else I love more than the sound of laughter. Whether it’s mine or someone else’s, I just love it. There are so many different laughs in this world, too, which is funny in and of itself.

I can say with 100% certainty that laughing is my favorite thing to do in this world.

Wait. I take that back.

Sex.

Sex is my favorite thing in this world. Aside from Baby Yoda, of course. So, sex, Baby Yoda, and laughing. Not necessarily in that order, of course. Oh, who am I kidding? Definitely in that order.

Now, laughing during sex?

THE BEST.

Sadly, my embarrassing moment didn’t happen during sex, although what a way to set up the story, right?

Actually, my most embarrassing moment, and one I continuously like to look back on to keep myself grounded, happened when I was that ripe age where I was secure and nothing ever bothered me.

I’m joking.

I was a senior in high school, for Pete’s sake, and I was a hot mess. Structurally, I was larger than my friends, which was so hard for me to deal with. And for some reason, after I had my senior pictures taken, I decided to cut all of my hair off. I was a jock so I told myself short hair would be easier. And I had no idea why I wanted a boyfriend, but at the same time, I never wanted the boy to touch me or kiss me. In fact, if he did, I would find some reason why I needed to leave. Immediately.

I look back on those days now and realize two things. One, I was a raging lesbian. And two? I was a raging lesbian who had no idea what being a lesbian even meant.

I did have a crush on a man, though. It was an insane, stupid crush that now, when I look back on it, I cringe at how ridiculous it was. How ridiculous I was. I guess it’s sort of sad that I so badly couldn’t come to terms with being into vagina that I found the most unavailable human being in the fifty mile radius and latched on.

My United States History and Government teacher was the lucky soul. He stole my young heart. Not on purpose, of course. He had no idea whatsoever. I’m sure of it. He was absolutely hilarious. He made everyone laugh. I don’t think there was a single student who didn’t like him. He was also a really good teacher. I mean, I still know every word to the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America because of him. I also know there are three branches of government thanks to him. A lot of the American public seems to have forgotten that… But I digress.

I’m going to protect the lives of the innocent and call my teacher Mr. Muppet. Not because he looked like a Muppet (he really did), but because I hope it will help add to the humor (please, God, let it add to the humor). Mr. Muppet was married, very happily, to my drama coach. I know what you’re thinking.

“Erin? Needed a drama coach? No way! I thought all that drama came naturally.”

I think the same thing all the time. Alas, I did, indeed, need a drama coach. And she was, and continues to be, a very important person in my life. She was incredible, and now that I think back, maybe it was her I had the crush on? Jesus. The revelations I am having right now are CRAZY.

Anyway…

Mr. Muppet was also the track and field coach. So, what’d I do? I joined track and field, baby! I was actually really good at throwing shot-put and discus, so it wasn’t a complete waste.

So, my most embarrassing moment… ugh. I cannot believe I am about to reveal this.

Bear with me, okay?

If you know anything about me from reading my bio, you know I’m from a very small town in Colorado, where everyone knew everyone. Growing up there was hard. Very, very, very hard. It was impossible to truly find yourself in a town where the second you let a fart slip during PE the whole school knew about it and laughed at you about it and called you something like Breezy, with the emphasis on EEZY, because my initials are E. Z. By the way, that’s not my embarrassing moment, sadly, even though it seems like a pretty vivid memory, right?

So because I was scared and lost and had no idea how to handle myself or my developing feelings and emotions (and hormones) I had for Mr. Muppet, I decided to write him a letter confessing my feelings. Instead of, oh, I DON’T KNOW, putting it into an envelope and setting it on his DESK, I slipped it under his classroom door.

“Erin!” You shout at me. “Why would you do that?”

“Listen!” I say in protest. “I don’t freaking know. Okay?”

I was so dumb! And young, naive, scared, with insanely low self-esteem. All of those wonderful qualities added up to a severe case of “what the fuck was I thinking?”

Don’t worry, it gets better.

Mr. Muppet didn’t get the letter, which seems like a great thing, right? Because if he’d received the letter, it would have been so awful. So very awful…

Oh, wait.

The janitor got the letter. And opened it because it wasn’t in an envelope. And the janitor read it. And the janitor freaked out. And turned it into the principal and I ended up having to have a huuuuuge meeting with Mr. Muppet, Mrs. Muppet, my mom and step-dad, and the guidance counselor. The whole thing was the worst thing that ever happened to me. And I’m sure it was the worst thing that ever happened to Mr. Muppet. And maybe the janitor? Who knows?

Seriously, though, I was a straight-A student. I was a varsity athlete for volleyball, basketball, and track and field. I was the co-president of the student body for Student Council. I was a member of Future Business Leaders of America. I was in drama (with his wife, remember?). I never got in trouble. I couldn’t! My step-dad was the chief of police. My mom was the director of nursing at the hospital. Everyone knew me.

Every. Single. Person.

The whole thing was horrifying. It still is! I look back on it and literally want to smack myself. I know kids do stupid things, but come on. The saddest part is none of my “feelings” had anything to do with Mr. Muppet. I know that now. They had everything to do with “not wanting a boy” and being too scared to come to grips with the fact that I liked girls. I wanted to put all of my fear and anxiety and nervousness into someone where it wouldn’t go anywhere. I wish I could apologize to him. Tell him how sorry I am for how stupid I was. There are moments when I wish I could re-live my high school years just so I could do that one part of my life differently.

Oh, and to make matters worse?

I guess you could call this “the best part” of the whole story. Shocking, I know, that there could even be more to this story…

During the sports awards ceremony, Mr. Muppet was the lucky guy who got to hand out an award to me. After peeing down my leg (figuratively speaking, of course), making my way up to the stage, accepting the award, and shaking his hand, I turned around and ran smack-dab into the flagpole.

On stage in front of the entire school and my parents and my friends and every other set of parents and siblings…

Sigh.

Senior year of high school was the worst.

God Bless America.

 

GIVEAWAY

BEAUTIFUL ACCIDENTS

by Erin Zak

Stevie Adams doesn’t believe in fate, not after losing her parents in a car crash. Now twenty-eight and a star in the Chicago improv scene, Stevie puts career first. No one’s going to get in the way of her New York City dreams. When her friends beg her to tag along to go see Constance Russo, a deaf psychic, Stevie begrudgingly agrees, as long as no one makes her get a reading.

American Sign Language interpreter Bernadette Thompson has two priorities: caring for her mother and working with her best friend, Constance Russo. But when the headstrong Stevie Adams accidentally stumbles into her life, Bernadette feels an instant connection that’s so intense it frightens her. They can’t seem to stop bumping into each other, or deny their attraction.

When Stevie’s goal of starring in New York becomes more than a pipe dream, will competing desires prove their love to be everlasting or a fleeting act?

  • 1 winner
  • Prize: 1 e-copy of Beautiful Accidents

Beautiful Accidents Giveaway

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Erin Zak grew up on the Western Slope of Colorado in a town with a population of 2,500, a solitary Subway, and one stoplight. She started writing at a young age and has always had a very active imagination. Erin later transplanted to Indiana where she attended college, started writing a book, and had dreams of one day actually finding the courage to try to get it
published.

Erin now resides in Florida, away from the snow and cold, near the Gulf Coast with her family. She enjoys the sun, sand, writing, and spoiling her cocker spaniel, Hanna. When she’s not writing, she’s obsessively collecting Star Wars memorabilia, planning the next trip to Disney World, or whipping up something delicious to eat in the kitchen.

 

CONNECT WITH ERIN ZAK

Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Website / Email: erinzakwrites@gmail.com

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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Connect-The-Dots of Embarrassing Moments by Kris Bryant

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

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

Take it away Kris.

Connect-The-Dots of Embarrassing Moments

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

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

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

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

 

GIVEAWAY

TEMPTATION

by Kris Bryant

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

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

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

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

Temptation Giveaway

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

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

 

CONNECT WITH KRIS BRYANT

Twitter / Instagram / Website

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

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New Lesfic Goodies: January 21st Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

THURSDAY AFTERNOONS

by Tracey Richardson

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

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

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

 

LAST FIRST KISS

by Patricia Evans Cox

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

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

Do we ever truly know the people we love?

 

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

by Chanel Ivy

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

READY FOR LOVE

by Catherine Maiorisi

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

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

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

 

ACTION ROMANCE

 

LOVE UNDERCOVER

by Domina Alexandra

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

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

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

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

 

FANTASY

 

LIFE MINUS ME

by Sara Codair

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

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

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

 

FANTASY ROMANCE

 

THE TAKING

by Celeste Castro

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

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

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

 

DYSTOPIAN SCI-FI

 

BREAKING THE SURFACE
The Outsider Project: Book 2

by Rebecca Langham

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

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

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

 

MYSTERY

 

THE BARTENDER’S SECRET

by Jody Valley

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

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

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

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

A Kera Van Brocklin Series Book 3.

 

HISTORICAL MYSTERY

 

THE COMPANION

by Kim Taylor Blakemore

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

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

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

DONNING THE BEARD

by E.A. Kafkalas

A gender-bending, historical romance.

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

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

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

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

HOLLY & IVY

by TB Markinson & Miranda MacLeod
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

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

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

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

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

 

BECAUSE I SAID SO

by Karin Kallmaker
narrated by Abby Craden

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

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

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

 

THE INHERITANCE

by Ali Vali
narrated by Lori Prince

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

 

TEMPTATION

by Kris Bryant
narrated by Brittni Pope

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

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

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

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

 

CALLING ALL LESFIC AUTHORS!

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

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

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

 

PROJECT LAUGHTER

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

So, I’m starting a theme on I Heart Lesfic for 2020. I’m calling it Project Laughter. At least once a week, hopefully more, I’ll post a guest blog from a lesfic author sharing an embarrassing moment in their lives.

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

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


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

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

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

Take it away Jean.

High Times and Misdemeanors at Women’s Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Viva la cosmopolitans.

GIVEAWAY

SPELLBOUND

by Jackie D. & Jean Copeland

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

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

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MEET THE AUTHOR

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

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: January 14th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

WOODEN HEART
Hearts by the Sea: Book 1

by Melissa Redden

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

Trigger warning: Stalking

 

FULL OF WOE
Monday’s Child: Book 3

by Sienna Waters

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Only love can heal a broken heart…

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

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

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

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

 

THE RV RANCH

by Tey Holden

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

HER HOLIDAY WISH

by Chanel Ivy

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

 

ALL IN

by Amy DeMeritt

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

 

WANDERLUST

by Carol Wyatt

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

Meeting someone was proving to be much more difficult.

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

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

Will these two get a second chance at love?

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

THE INHERITANCE

by Ali Vali

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

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

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

 

TEMPTATION

by Kris Bryant

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

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

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

 

EROTICA

 

IN HELEN’S HANDS

by Nanisi Barrett D’Arnuk

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

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

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

THE LESBIAN BILLIONAIRES SEDUCTION
TLBC: Book 2

by KC Luck

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

 

THIEF OF THE HEART

by MJ Williamz

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

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

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

 

CRIMSON ROSE
Book 1

by Scott Kujawa

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

ROMANTIC ACTION & ADVENTURE

 

FLIGHT TO THE HORIZON

by Julie Tizard

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

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

 

FANTASY

 

THE HEIR
The Collins Trilogy: Book 3

by Kate Hershberger

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

FANTASY ROMANCE

 

SPELLBOUND

by Jackie D. & Jean Copeland

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

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

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

JAMIS BACHMAN, GHOST HUNTER

by Jen Jensen

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

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

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

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

 

CEO WIFE
Married for a Million: Book 2

by Annie Amos

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

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

 

INTRIGUE & THRILLER / ROMANCE

 

MOON SHADOW

by Suzie Clarke

Justice might be satisfying, but revenge is far sweeter.

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

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

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

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

THE RULES OF LOVE
Rulebook: Book 1

by Cara Malone
narrated by Teri Clark Linden

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

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

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

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

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

 

UNKNOWN FORCES

by Samantha Hicks
narrated by Renee Elizabeths

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

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

 

GAME TIME
Girls of Summer: Book 2

by Kate Christie
narrated by Britney Gil

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

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

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

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

 

THE SCORPION

by Gerri Hill
narrated by Abby Craden

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

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

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

 

CASE OF THE POODLE DOODLE
Unleashed: Book 6

by Erik Schubach
narrated by Claire Buchignani

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

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

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

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

 

GUILTY HEARTS

by Jade Winters
narrated by Kyo Sija

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

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

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

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

 

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PROJECT LAUGHTER

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

So, I’m starting a theme on I Heart Lesfic for 2020. I’m calling it Project Laughter. At least once a week, hopefully more, I’ll post a guest blog from a lesfic author sharing an embarrassing moment in their lives.

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

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Being One of the Good Guys by Robyn Nyx

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

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

Take it away Robyn.

Being One of the Good Guys

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

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

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

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

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

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

So far so good.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“What are you doing?”

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

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

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

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UNCHARTED

by Robyn Nyx

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

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

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

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MEET THE AUTHOR

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

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: January 7th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

THE THIRD ACT

by Michele L. Rivera

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

 

HER CARNAL UNDOING
Her Carnal Games: Book 3

by Chanel Ivy

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

 

THE GOODE GOVERNOR

by J.J. Arias

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

AS FAR AS IT TAKES

by Natalie Debrabandere

Available in Kindle Unlimited

HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU FALL AND GET BACK UP?

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

 

THE SUMMERS WE LOST

by Helen Blacksmith

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

GUITAR GIRL

by Grace Parkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

LOST AND FOUND

by Natasha West

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

 

AMERICANS ABROAD
Books 1-3

by Miranda MacLeod

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

 

FANTASY

 

TAMING THE WIND
Warrior Class: Book 2

by S. L. Kassidy

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

Warning: Has some graphic violence.

 

A QUANTUM SINGULARITY
Nexus: Book 3

by C.A. Farlow

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

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

MARKED
Shadow City: Book 1

by C.M. Blackwood

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

WITCHING MOON

by Poppy Woods

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

Or so she thought . . .

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

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

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

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

Will she even want to?

 

SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

WORLDSHIP FILES: FIREWYRM

by Erik Schubach

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

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

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

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

 

COME TO MY DOOR
The Alpha God: Book 2

by Lexa Luther

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

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

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

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

GOLD

by E.J. Noyes
narrated by Abby Craden

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

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

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

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

 

GREENGAGE SHELF

by Emma Sterner-Radley
narrated by Wendy Wolfson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

by Julie Cannon
narrated by Melissa Sternenberg

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

A Boss of Her Novella

 

ACCIDENTALLY TOGETHER

by Jade Winters
narrated by Amy Putt

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

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

 

WELCOME TO RUBY’S

by KC Luck
narrated by Stephanie Nemeth-Parker

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

 

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A Huge Thank You

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Just click here to enter.

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

TB

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New Lesfic Goodies: December 24th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

NEXT IN LINE FOR LOVE

by Harper Bliss

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

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

 

HER CHRISTMAS CAROLE

by Margaux Fox

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

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

 

BEGIN AGAIN
Tahoe Series: Book 4

by Nicole Pyland

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

MIDNIGHT

by Bryce Oakley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

 

CALLING MRS CLAUS

by Charlie Conwell

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

Watch as the sparks fly between the two women.

 

DECEMBER WISHES
A Year in Paradise: Book 12

by Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

It’s been an eventful year in Paradise Valley.

 

OTHER GIRLS

by Avery Brooks

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

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

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

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

COLLIE JOLLY

by Leigh Landry

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

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

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

 

EROTICA

 

THE THERAPIST
Jade’s Erotic Adventures: Book 18

by Victoria Rush

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

TECHROMANCY SCROLLS: NEW CALI
Book 6

by Erik Schubach

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

PARANORMAL COZY MYSTERY

 

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

by Kris Ripper

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

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

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

 

DRAMATIC ROMANCE

 

FAITHFUL VALOR

by Isabella

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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

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

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

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

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

 

SALE ALERT

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

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

THE GOOD GIRL

by Madeleine Taylor
narrated by Tessa Stavers

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

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

 

TEMPORARY GIRL

by Robin Alexander
narrated by Lori Prince

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

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

 

SECRETS IN A SMALL TOWN

by Nicole Stiling
narrated by Hollis Elizabeth

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

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

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

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

 

LESFIC AUTHOR NEWS

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

 

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