New Lesfic Goodies: April 17th Edition

Check out all the new books, audiobooks, giveaways, and news.

 

NEW BOOKS

 

BY ANY OTHER NAME
by Natasha West

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: April 2018
Romantic Comedy

The Whittakers and the Goodwins have been at each throats forever, tearing the small town of Bishop’s Crook right down the middle with their endless fights. But when Lane Whittaker and Casey Goodwin, the eldest daughters of the feuding families, meet for the first time, hate is the last thing on either of their minds. Because Lane and Casey find themselves madly attracted to one another. And even though they know all hell is about to break loose, they’re prepared to risk everything for a love that can’t be stopped; not by small town gossip, not by eccentric relatives, and certainly not by their last names.

An hilarious new romantic comedy from the author of ‘The Plus One’ and ‘Waiting for the Punchline’.

 

A CALL AWAY
by KC Richardson

Release date: April 2018
Romance

Sydney Carter is shocked to discover her maternal grandmother, a woman she had never met, just recently passed away and left Syd her farmhouse in Iowa. She has questions about her grandparents that she hopes to find the answers to while preparing the farm to sell.

Abigail Price, a neighbor of Syd’s grandmother, has lived on her grandmother’s farm in Iowa for most of her life, leaving only to promote her latest novel. In helping Syd find the answers she’s looking for, they develop a mutual attraction and deeper feelings for each other.

Syd has to return to her life in Chicago, but will Abby stay in Iowa, or will she give the big city, and love, a chance?

 

 

BLEND
by Georgia Beers

Release date: April 2018
Romance

When the widowed owner of the wine bar Vineyard decides she wants to take some time off and travel abroad, she leaves her business in the very capable hands of the two women she trusts most: Vineyard’s general manager, Lindsay, and her daughter, Piper.

For Lindsay Kent, Vineyard is her dream job. She’s thrilled when her boss leaves her in charge (well, half-charge),delete and tells her to feel free to make changes. Lindsay has tons of ideas that she’s been dying to put into action, and this is her big chance to increase the success of the business and prove she’s more than ready to run things solo. But getting the boss’s daughter on board is harder than expected. The uptight and annoyingly attractive Piper is blocking her every move.

For Piper Bradshaw, Vineyard is not her job. She already has one. She’s VP at a large tech company, and she’s damn good at it. Who cares if people say she’s a workaholic and an icy bitch? She didn’t get to the top by being prone to whims and experiments. She’s not happy when her mother suddenly decides to gallivant all over the country and furious that the family business has been left in the hands of the happy-go-lucky, born-a-generation-too-late hippie who manages it. Good thing Lindsay can’t make any changes unless they both agree, because Piper doesn’t intend to.

Lindsay and Piper are like night and day. Working together won’t be easy, but not falling in love might prove the hardest job of all.

 

LOOKING FOR MS RIGHT
by Jade Winters

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: April 2018
Romance

Four friends, one quest. To find Ms Right…

Kemi’s standing on the precipice of her twenties, gazing at the horror of the big 3-0! Terrified that she will never meet ‘The One’, best friend Chloe has a plan that just might turn Kemi’s life around.

Chloe’s got her own problems, low on luck, she’s unceremoniously dumped by her partner of two years. Not broken, not jaded, she’s determined to get back into the dating game – no matter the cost. And there’s always a cost…
 

Laura, the incurable romantic is stuck in a loveless relationship with husband Mick. But her ailing marriage is about to be buried for good by an unexpected discovery. But this is a revelation that will drive her into the arms of the one she least expects.

Maddie has the 7 year itch and wants to get scratching. Wanting more from her stale relationship, she’s about to get just what she wishes when her girlfriend takes a surprising gamble – challenging her to leave and search for this illusive ‘Dream woman’. It’s an offer she can’t refuse.
Will the four friends really find ‘The One’?

 

 

PRIDE AND PORTERS
by Charlotte Greene

Release date: April 2018
Romance

For Erin and Jen Bennet, growing up in craft-beer-obsessed Colorado made opening Bennet Sisters Brewing their only dream. Their beer is popular, but like any small business, their brewery is never far from closing forever.

When Boston brewer Charlie Betters and his friend Darcy Fitzwilliam ask for their help, the Bennet sisters are happy for the attractive distractions. Life, after all, is more than making beer. Still, while Charlie and Jen seem to be made for each other, Darcy’s pretentiousness and her cruel remarks make a bad first impression.

Despite this, and almost against her will, Erin finds herself attracted to Darcy, but events out of their control result in a misunderstanding that might ruin the chances for love for both couples.

 

 

AT HER SERVICE
by Heidi Lowe

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: April 2018
Romance

Twenty-two year old Erica Frost has a problem: she’s been accepted into one of the best drama schools in the world, but she’s just learned that her parents are broke! Luckily, all her tuition was put in a trust. Her living expenses, however, are another thing entirely.

With only two months to go before the course starts, she needs to earn money, and lots of it, fast. So when she sees an ad seeking an escort for a group of bored, rich housewives, it’s an offer she simply can’t refuse.

The job is the easy part. Keeping her emotions out of it might be a little trickier.

 

THE BOSS OF HER
by Julie Cannon, Aurora Rey, M. Ullrich

Release date: April 2018
Romance Novellas

Going to work never felt so good. Three office romance novellas from talented writers Julie Cannon, Aurora Rey, and M. Ullrich. In For Your Eyes Only by Julie Cannon: 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.

In Lead Counsel by Aurora Rey: Attorney Elisa Gonzalez is happy working behind the scenes while still having time for a life. All that changes when her firm takes on a major case and Parker Jones, powerhouse litigator and her law school crush, is named lead counsel. In Opportunity of a Lifetime by M. Ullrich: Luca Garner is eager and hardworking, but her new boss is a total nightmare―snarky and uncooperative, not to mention an ice queen. VP Stephanie Austin doesn’t mean to be unkind, but the last thing she wants is an assistant getting under her skin, especially one who is as attractive as she is kind.

 

HIDING HEARTS
Appletree Swamp Romantic Escapade: Book 1
by R. E. Bradshaw

Release date: April 2018
Historical Romance

On March 21, 1865, the mayor of Goldsborough, (now spelled Goldsboro,) North Carolina, surrendered the town to General William Tecumseh Sherman’s troops. It was the end of the Union Army’s march through the Confederacy, the deathblow that sealed the fate of the Southern insurrection.

Charlotte Bratcher, Lottie to friends and family, an eighteen-year-old farm girl from Wayne County, had no particular allegiance to the Southern cause. She is known as the best horse rider in the county. She and Big John, her horse, cause quite a stir, as a group of horse thieves have them both in their sights.

The Bratcher family, like most North Carolinians of the time, had no slaves and scraped a living from the land as best they could. The men in her family, conscripted into a war they did not believe in, soon lost the zeal young men have for living a war hero’s tale. These Tar Heels were forced to fight in a rich man’s war. By 1865, all Lottie and those like her wanted was an end to the bloodshed.

As the one hundred thousand plus Yankees spread over Wayne County like ants, Lottie and her family out in Bratcher Patch are just trying to survive. In addition to blue-coated warriors, desperate deserters, bummers, thieves, and the home patrol to deal with, Lottie is also coming to terms with a long held infatuation with Patrice Cole. Not knowing how to name her feelings for the dark-haired Miss Cole, Lottie does what she knows how to do, run. Charlotte Bratcher runs, but it’s straight into the arms of the woman she has dreamed about for years.

If you purchase the e-book from R. E. Bradshaw’s site, you’ll save $1. Click here.

 

BERLIN HUNGERS
by Justine Saracen

Release date: April 2018
Historical Romance

In the years after World War II, the alliance that saved Europe is breaking down as the Soviet Union and the West compete for control of Germany. When Russia blockades Berlin, everyone, it seems, is hungry: Russian soldiers for German women, the Soviet leaders for territory, the Berliners themselves for food. But the hardest hunger of all is between a Royal Air Force woman and the wife of a Luftwaffe pilot who helped set fire to half of London.

 

HUNGER FOR YOU
by Jenny Frame

Release date: April 2018
Paranormal Romance

Being Principe of an ancient vampire dynasty comes with difficult choices. For Byron Debrek that means putting the good of her clan and innocent mortals over her own desires. When she falls for the first woman to set her blood on fire in centuries, Byron must harden her heart and walk away.

For Amelia Honey, a suit designer at a Savile Row tailor, the six months spent with her first love were the most wonderful time of her life. Byron made her feel like a princess and awakened her darkest sexual desires. But then she disappeared, leaving her nothing but a first-class plane ticket and a broken heart.

When a dangerous enemy befriends Amelia, Byron is compelled to act. Will she be able to regain Amelia’s trust and protect her? Or will pain and anger drive Amelia into the hands of Byron’s enemies, and into the middle of a vampire war?

 

CHARMS & CLOUDS
Weather Witch: Book 2
by Emilia Spring

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: April 2018
Cozy Paranormal Mystery

The last thing Natalie Ethridge expected to do was to be hit by lightning – on purpose. Inheriting a cottage in Pine Lake was supposed to be the escape from her stressful life as a social worker. Instead, she’s taking witch lessons from her crazy, lightning-wielding grandmother, juggling guardianship of a sassy pre-teen, and taking over a pet shop, all while trying to get used to her super-loud, super-new family. Too bad she can’t clone herself.

Maybe there’s a spell for that?

When the head of the local Witch Council is found dead, and Natalie’s Grandma Marguerite is named the prime suspect, Natalie’s new-found family is in jeopardy. At the risk of losing everything she had just gained, Natalie takes it on herself to clear Marguerite’s name and find the real killer — if the real killer doesn’t find her first.

 

MERCY
Michelle Larkin

Release date: April 2018
Paranormal Romance / Intrigue & Thiller

FBI Special Agent Mercy Parker has never shied away from a difficult case. But finding and stopping the man who plans on single-handedly annihilating the human race—armed only with her 9mm, integrity, and sense of humor—is definitely not in her job description. Perhaps it’s time to ask for some help.

Psychic ex-profiler Piper Vasey keeps everyone at arm’s length, but Mercy’s wit and selfless dedication to the greater good slowly break down Piper’s defenses. As their attraction for one another grows, they’re joined by an unlikely team of extraordinary people. Together, they embark on a race against time to recover a journal, a dog, and a kidnapped girl with unique psychic abilities.

There’s a slim chance they’ll succeed in saving the human race, but will it be enough to restore the balance between unseen forces of light and darkness that have plagued humankind for centuries?

 

ROCKS AND STARS
by Sam Ledel

Release date: April 2018
Coming of Age Romance

For Kyle Lindsay, life is simple. She comes from the ideal suburban family—two hardworking parents, a geeky younger brother, and a supportive best friend. But everything changes when Kyle starts having those kind of thoughts about her soccer teammate.

Things don’t get any easier when college starts and she heads off to play for a Division I squad. Figuring out how to pass her classes is one thing. Figuring out herself and the other girls on her team, a whole other ball game.

Kyle’s struggle to own who she is and what she really wants may end up landing her on the bench and without the woman of her dreams.

 

HAMMERSMITH
Michelle Grubb

Release date: April 2018
Crime & Mystery

Officer Belinda Riley knew the signs of a suicide bomber, but this time she was blind to the obvious. This time she didn’t want to believe what was right in front of her eyes.

Hammersmith was previously published in Girls With Guns: Three Novellas (Bold Strokes Books, 2016).

 

THE DEEP END
by Ellie Hart

Release date: April 2018
Crime & Mystery

Local veterinarian Dr. Giselle Cutler’s world revolves around her profession and Marta, the woman she loves. She’s confident both will always be there to support her, until her cell phone rings in the middle of the night and her once-stable world begins to spin out of control. Her sister Tiffani is missing, and all fingers point to fifteen-year-old Leif, Giselle’s nephew. Life as she knows it is fading fast, and with it, the security that family provides. As the true nature of each relationship is revealed, Giselle begins to doubt her ability to keep―and deserve―a lasting partnership. But Marta’s not giving up, and her support is the lifeline that keeps Giselle from toppling over the edge as they confront the dangers and dark secrets behind Tiffani’s disappearance.

 

 

LIVING TWO LIVES
by Erin Wade

Release date: April 2018
Action and Adventure

In the literary world, she was flamboyant, sexy-as-hell Darcy Lake wildly successful lesbian author. In the real world she was…well, she was something else entirely.

Jules Divine had nursed a crush on lesbian author Darcy Lake from the first moment she saw the author’s photo. Beautiful, charismatic and elusive, Lake was coveted by millions, but known by few. Was she what she appeared to be or a well-crafted promoter’s ultimate success.

Jules weaves her way through the maze of the ruthless literary world to uncover murders and liars. Her life would never be the same after spending a weekend with Darcy Lake.

 

WILD MAGIC
The Veil Chronicles: Book 1
by May Dawney

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: April 2018
Urban Paranormal Fantasy

It only takes one to upset the balance of magic.

The magical barrier known as the Veil is all that stands between our reality and the Otherworld. Those with the gift of magic can pull energy through it to perform miraculous feats of power. The Inquisitio opposes these mages, who have organized themselves within the Society for Psychical Defense. The world of magic is shaken by the awakening of a wild mage, a woman capable of manipulating the Veil itself. She has the power to either eradicate the Inquisitio or rob the mages of their abilities. Only one side can win and it will be the side that gets to the wild mage first.

Ania Zaleska lives a perfectly ordinary—albeit floundering—life in Poland’s second-biggest city until the day she explodes. She’s dug from the rubble of her apartment building by shadow mage Noah Otieno, whose job it becomes to get Ania’s wild magic under control.

Noah is affiliated with the Society for Psychical Defense but she has kept herself away from magical politics as much as possible. Now she is in charge of potentially the most powerful magical weapon on either side of the war, she must decide how she can best keep her safe—especially when their magic brings them together in ways only wild magic can.

 

THE TEMPEST
by JM Dragon

Release date: April 2018
Science Fiction

Doctor Alana Cameron has dedicated her life to working on the family legacy a transportation device which will change the world for everyone called Tempest. Tragedy has dogged the project over the years taking her parent’s lives and leaving her with the only option to keep it alive. Military intervention.

Super soldier Major Denise Trantor who loyally defends Earth in any way possible finds herself drawn into the Tempest program. Because of her military training emotional bonding is not in her remit although she finds herself inexplicably drawn to Alana.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

FIRST LOVE
by C. J. Harte
narrated by Melissa Sternenberg

Jordan Thompson was brought up to believe and trust what her parents taught her: their strong but conservative values. As the daughter of the president of the United States, she especially feels the burden of living up to her parents’ standards.

Drew Hamilton is putting her rodeo career on hold to purse a medical degree. One day she hopes to return to Wyoming to practice family medicine and ranch. She’s worked hard to pay for school and doesn’t have time for romance, especially with curious straight females. When Jordan hires her as a tutor, Drew finds she is learning more about life than she planned. Jordan is learning more than academics. She’s learning about love. But with their very different backgrounds and families, they may not survive the stresses of a first love.

Amazon US / Amazon UK / Audible US / Audible UK

 

TANGLE
by Em Stevens
narrated by Madeline Grace

Kensi Carlton thought she was happy. She had a career, a long term girlfriend, and the hair she’s been growing out since she was a young girl. But a betrayal sends her reeling into an existential crisis and, needing fast and ferocious change, she decides to cut it all out.

Tess Upton is good at her job. It isn’t just that she’s an expert stylist. She’s also a dedicated listener, experienced at hearing her client’s desires and gently guiding them toward the needed shifts in their lives. She’s not comfortable, however, with talking about her own needs– and she’s deathly afraid of change.

When Kensi asks Tess to cut off all her hair, it isn’t just a hair cut. It’s a fresh start for both of them. But when their pasts keep tangling with the present, can they still hope for a future together?

Amazon US / Amazon UK / Audible US / Audible UK

 

 

 

GLIMPSES OF A FRACTURED SOUL

Ends on April 19th

 

FREE TO LOVE Ends on April 19th

 

THE PROMISE Ends on April 21st

 

TINTED CHAPSTICK Ends on April 24th

 

ALI SPOONER’S COLLECTION Ends on April 25th

 

TRUSTING HEARTS Ends on April 25th

 

WILDSKY Ends on April 27th

 

SURVIVAL INSTINCTS Ends on May 2nd

 

 


 

THE LESBIAN AND BI WOMEN
FICTION QUESTIONNAIRE

A message from A. E. Radley

Last year I conducted a survey of readers of lesbian and bi-women fiction. I did this to take a snapshot of our readership and try to see what we as authors and publishers were doing right, and where we could improve.

Over 250 people responded and a lot of very interesting information was gathered. This has been freely available to all authors and publishers on my website. (http://aeradley.com/lesbian-and-bi-women-fiction-questionnaire-results-2017/)

I have spoken to many authors who found the information useful and have made changes as a direct result of the survey results.

This year, I’m running the survey again. I’m hoping, if possible, to get an even higher number of people responding. Obviously, the more people who fill out the survey, the more accurate the overall results are.

The survey takes less than ten minutes to complete and all data is anonymous. Questions range from pricing to purchasing and marketing to editing.

Survey link: https://goo.gl/forms/BKM0fva327cTemg83


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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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