Lesfic Goodies: September 12 Edition

Lots of great new releases!

THE EXODUS STRATEGY by Barbara Winkes

E-Book $5.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release Date: September 8, 2017
Utopia / Political 

In college, Kerry Rivers wrote a much discussed paper with her friend Hilary, on how to make the world fairer and more equal. In the present, after a State’s election, the winner wants to turn back time and undo rights gained by women and the LGBT community. Hilary, now married and the owner of a billion dollar company, thinks it’s time to act and make their utopia, Exodus, a reality.

But can you really start a society from scratch? And is the promise enough for Kerry to leave behind her career and home?

A number of laws enacted by the new government leave Kerry and her partner Vivien no choice. Together with their friends Hilary and Marc, they embark on a once in a lifetime journey that will come with setbacks and victories, joy and tears.

Trigger Warning: This story is about building a new society based on equality. Current inequalities are discussed, including violence against women, which may be disturbing to some readers.

Amazon US   /  Amazon UK Amazon CA / Amazon AUS


A BRIEF HISTORY OF LONGING by Jea Hawkins

E-book $2.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release Date: September 8, 2017
Romance 

We’ve all known that one person – the one we wanted, but couldn’t have. The best friend.

Gwen’s been in love with her best friend since high school, but now that they’re growing up, she wonders if it’s time to look elsewhere for both friendship and romance. Without even realizing she’s doing it, Gwen recounts twenty years of longing in sketches that launch the comic book career she’s always wanted.

In this story about love and loyalty, friendship is tested, broken, and mended. Because as Gwen moves forward with her life, she realizes there is no forgetting that first person who ignited desire and frustration, melancholy and love.

There is no letting go of the hope that someday, they might find one another again. But sometimes you’ve got to risk a broken heart in order to find your one true love.

Amazon US / Amazon UK  / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS 


LOVE & WANDERLUST by Nicolette Dane

E-book $3.99
Paperback $12.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release Date: September 6, 2017
Romance

Julia Marks isn’t one to stick around very long. She’s blissfully living the vanlife, crossing the country as she pleases, working odd jobs to fund her lifestyle, treading lightly, and leaving no trace behind her. But despite the immense freedom she has as a traveling nomad, she can’t help but feel that something’s missing… perhaps someone.

A quick trip through Madison turns far more interesting for Julia when she meets Robin Hyland. Robin is searching for answers, and a chance encounter between the two women opens up a brand new adventure that neither expected. While Julia didn’t anticipate having a passenger in her van, it’s hard to say no to a pretty redhead who’s looking to find herself.

Will Julia and Robin be able to navigate the potentially treacherous road ahead of them and come out unscathed? Can love win out over the demons that both women must face? Life on the road has its challenges, especially when you’re living the bohemian life in your van. Facing those obstacles with a partner, however, might reveal a route never before considered.


THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (Rulebook # 2) by Cara Malone

E-book $4.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: September 10, 2017
Romance

Max and Ruby have fallen hard for each other after a bitter grad school rivalry turned first into lust, and then into love.

When the school year comes to an end, they’re faced with a new challenge: a summer apart.

They make plans to visit each other, but when Max comes to Chicago to meet Ruby’s family, she brings with her a secret in a small package – an engagement ring that she hopes will prove her devotion. There’s only one problem… Max has never been good at first impressions, and she fits into Ruby’s family like a square peg in a round hole.

Everything she says is wrong, Ruby’s perfect ex-girlfriend keeps coming around, and the city is exhausting. It even seems like Ruby is beginning to question whether she has what it takes to navigate life with a partner on the autism spectrum.

Is love enough to get them through the summer?


STAND-IN: Take 3 of the Kanyon & Daylen Series by K. B. Draper

E-book $2.99
Release date: September 7, 2017
Fantasy

Kanyon McKane is a good actress. A skill only made better by practice. Something that she’s been doing a lot of on and off set since getting pink-slipped from the real-life role of Guardian by her Seeker partner, AKA Daylen Elliott, AKA the woman she loves. As a Seeker, Daylen Elliott sees and feels other peoples’ emotions. On a good day, she can almost not kill someone with her newly found powers, now if she could only figure out how to play that nice in her own emotional sandbox. Fate has forced Kanyon and Daylen back together. An article, which apparently makes everyone’s libidos go ‘Friday night at the Playboy Mansion’ has found it’s way onto Kanyon’s movie set. With two unlikely lovebirds gone M.I.A., new secrets, old flames and impromptu make-out sessions, Kanyon and Daylen are questioning everyone’s true intentions, including their own…


LESSONS IN DESIRE by MJ Williamz

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Romance

Crockett Devine is a butch playboi and assistant professor of English. She wants forever someday, but not today. Until she meets Gina, her wingman Melinda’s TA, and sparks fly immediately. They’re falling hard and fast for each other until fall semester starts and it looks as if they’ll crash and burn. When their hot and happily ever after is cooled by academic politics, Crockett insists they see other people despite Gina’s protests. 

Will they be strong enough to withstand the temptations of their unwanted lessons in desire? Or will they give in and lose each other for good?

Bold Strokes Books / Amazon US /Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS


FURY’S CHOICE (Book 2) by Brey Willows

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Romance / Speculative Fiction

Fury Tisera Graves needs a break. She wants a normal life, but she can’t see a way out of Afterlife. When the gods begin running marketing campaigns in an effort to woo followers, she steps in to keep them in line, although she really just wants to get away from it all.

Playgirl philanthropist Kera Espinosa made a nearly fatal mistake, and now she’s trying to make up for it by doing good work around the world. She’s got no time for the gods, who don’t do nearly enough. And she’s still searching for the people who nearly destroyed her. When she finds them, she’s prepared to sacrifice it all to make them pay. 

When it comes time for both women to choose, will they find love or destruction?

Bold Strokes Books / Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS 


BEAUTY AND THE BOSS by Ali Vali

E-Book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Contemporary / Romance

Ellis Renois is at the top of the fashion world and has built the Renois Company into a success that dominates the runways of the world. Ellis loves creating clothes, and she loves the beautiful women who wear them. While Ellis deals with design, she leaves the business aspect to others. It’s a mistake that could cost her more than just her life’s work. 

Charlotte Hamner has worked her way through school and is ready to make a better life for herself and her daughter Sawyer. She’s far from the teenaged mother who worked a string of dead-end jobs to fulfill her dreams, so she’s not about to fall victim to Ellis’s easy charm. 

A summer job presents Charlotte with the chance to learn from Ellis, but it might also land her the position of head designer for Renois. But her promotion will come only through betrayal and perhaps at the cost of her heart.


LIGHTNING CHASERS by Cass Sellars

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Intrigue & Thriller / Romance

Sydney Hyatt and Parker Duncan were never meant to be more than a one-night stand. A year later, they can’t imagine life without the other. But Sydney’s urge to protect Parker, and her devotion to justice, strain their relationship when a cop and close friend is murdered and Sydney joins forces with the Silver Lake Police to stop the killer. Hidden evil and unexpected past entanglements test their love, and Parker fights for Sydney once again as she faces death at the hands of a new enemy.


SUMMER FLING by Jean Copeland

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Contemporary / Romance

Kate Randall is a successful, sophisticated attorney terminally jaded since the demise of her long-term relationship. Now with best friends Didi and Viv by her side, she’s savoring single life and the sweet taste of hard-won independence. As her friends navigate the poignant and amusing pitfalls of finding lasting love in their forties, she’s quite content to watch from behind a cosmo. 

But when the girls drag Kate to a Pride event, sexy young singer Jordan Squire rocks the stable foundation Kate had struggled for years to build. Despite Kate’s protests, Jordan’s charms prove too powerful to resist, and they fall into a passionate summer love affair. But even if Kate can conquer her fear of repeating the past, can their relationship withstand the pressures of a significant age difference and the demands of Jordan’s burgeoning music career?


TAKE ME THERE by Julie Cannon

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Contemporary / Romance

What would you do if the woman sitting across from you at the negotiating table is the same woman you shared a bed with twelve years earlier? 

That’s exactly the situation when Adrienne Phillips enters the offices of Foster McKenzie. Sloan Merchant, the opposing attorney, is a rising star in the world of corporate law with one of the premier companies in the world.  Adrienne has never forgotten the thrill of desire in Sloan’s eyes, the sound of her name whispered in the dark, the rising crescendo of the pleasure of her touch, and the heartbreaking loss when it was over. Sloan has the world at her feet and any woman at her fingertips so why does she dream of her college fling? And what in the hell is she going to do now with her sitting across the negotiating table in one of the biggest deals of her life?


UNCHAINED MEMORIES by Dena Blake

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Intrigue & Thriller / Romance

Jillian McIntyre is ripped from her home in Oklahoma after she witnesses a brutal crime, even though she cannot remember the details. Years later following her sister’s death, Jillian must return to her hometown to locate her niece’s father, neither of whom knows the other exists. A TV investigative journalist by trade, Jillian conceals her identity to complete the task.  

Amelia Mathews is a family attorney who doesn’t have time for romance. After growing up in a volatile household, she’s devoted to advocating for abused and mistreated children. Amelia and her brother provide a voice to children who have no one else to speak for them. When a woman and her niece come to town in need of assistance, Amelia can’t seem to detach this time. As her attachment to them grows, Amelia’s world becomes more complicated than she ever imagined.

The last thing Jillian expects is to fall for the girl she left behind. Confronted with unreconciled feelings for Amelia, Jillian begins to fall in love with the woman she’s become. Will Jillian give up her high-powered career for a second chance at love?


WALKING THROUGH SHADOWS by Sheri Lewis Wohl

E-book $9.99
Paperback $18.95
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Paranormal & Urban Fantasy / Romance

Molly Williams is a powerful hereditary witch who manages to keep her powers under control as she tries to be normal. Most of the time, it works. 

An invitation from friends Winnie and Angus is just the diversion she needs right now, and she jumps at the offer to go backpacking along the Umatilla River in northeast Oregon.  When a freak storm forces them to take shelter in a secluded, crumbling cabin, their trip takes an unexpected turn. The moment Molly touches a leather-bound book discovered in the floorboards, they’re transported back in time. 

Only with the help of the mysterious and beautiful Native American woman Aquene do they stay one step ahead of a band of witch hunters. Will Molly find the right magic to get them home before the hunters find her? Or will she risk it all to stay at Aquene’s side?


THE GIRL WHO WASN’T DEAD by Samantha Boyette

E-book $7.99
Paperback $11.95
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Mystery / YA

Prom was supposed to be the biggest night of senior year, but for Jenny Lewis it was the night she almost died. The night someone drugged her, loaded her in a car, and dumped her body in the river. 

The next morning, her soaked prom dress was found on the riverbank. Her body was never found. People whispered that she’d killed herself or gotten drunk and stupid. People moved on, went to college, and stopped thinking about her. Months later, her ex-girlfriend and three other classmates received a text from an unknown number accusing them of her murder and claiming to have proof. 

The text? It came from Jenny, not dead and ready to figure out who tried to kill her. There’s going to be an impromptu reunion and no one is leaving until the would-be murderer steps forward.


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About TBM

TB Markinson is an American living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.

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3 Responses to Lesfic Goodies: September 12 Edition

  1. Anne Hagan says:

    This is so cool that you do this! How often do you do these pages? Is it a weekly thing?

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