New lesfic goodies: May 15th edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases, giveaways, and news.

NEW BOOKS

LOVE’S KNOCKING
by Jade Winters

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: May 2018
Romance

Nikki is on a high, she is about to be promoted to her dream job.

Jo is her nemesis, brought in by Nikki’s manager to restructure the struggling company.

As dramatic life events change the course of both women’s future, they are thrown together unexpectedly. The tension between them is palpable but will they both overcome it to build a future together?

 

BREAKTHROUGH
by Kris Byrant

Release date: May 2018
Romance

Kennedy Wells is desperate to get back her dream job writing for Mainstream, Waters Publishing’s celebrity magazine. She’s worked too hard over the years to have it snatched away because of one tiny indiscretion that ended with a giant lawsuit. After five months of writing mind-numbing articles about current events, her boss agrees to let her get back to reporting on the rich and famous after one last story.

A born and bred city girl, Kennedy is sent to cover fishing in Alaska, which has her feeling just like a fish out of water. When Brynn Coleman, director of Alaska’s Wildlife Rescue and Sanctuary, comes to her rescue time after time, Kennedy can’t help but lower her guard and open herself up to Brynn’s standoffish charm. Falling for the sexy ranger is one thing, but is the possibility of love worth giving up a career she’s always dreamed of?

 

FORE PLAY
by Julie Cannon

Release date: May 2018
Romance

What would you do if being with the woman of your dreams meant sabotaging your career?

That’s the exact situation high-profile executive Leigh Marshall finds herself in when she falls hard for her golf pro, who also happens to be an ex-con. Her board of directors hasn’t gotten the memo regarding workplace equality and who she sleeps with is still more important than her stellar qualifications.

Peyton Broader has no interest in anything other than keeping her head down, reporting to her parole officer, and getting her life back. Oh yeah, and making up for nine years of celibacy. The last thing she needs is to lose her job or get sucked into other people’s drama, no matter how hot and tempting the woman is. So why can’t she stay away from Leigh?

THE PRINCESS DECEPTION
by Nell Stark

Release date: May 2018
Romance

When Sebastian, the Crown Prince of Belgium, overdoses on heroin shortly before he is set to launch Belgium’s campaign to host the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament, his family manages to hush up the scandal. While the royals are debating how to proceed, Sebastian’s twin sister, Viola, decides to impersonate him to keep Belgium’s bid hopes alive.

Missy Duke is a freelance reporter covering Belgium’s World Cup bid. A former women’s soccer player whose career was sidelined by injury, she is now trying to break into the male-dominated sportscasting world. While in Belgium, she meets the imposter Sebastian and soon realizes that he is actually Viola. Sensing a big story in the making, Duke feigns ignorance and plays along with the charade.

Real sparks develop between the two women, but will the double deception doom this fairy-tale romance?

LOVE CAME CALLING
by C. A. Popovich

Release date: May 2018
Romance

When Kelly Newton decided at the last minute to join her friends for a two week getaway, all she expected was time away from the stress of her job, a hot tub, and hiking trails by the water. She didn’t count on her powerful attraction to Josie Harlow, the charismatic and totally unavailable owner of the lesbian resort in the upper peninsula of Michigan.

Josie Harlow knows from past experience that happily ever after is a fairytale. When she meets Kelly, her desire is instantaneous, but a beautiful distraction is the last thing she needs as she works to make the resort a success, withstand the pressure to sell her land and hunt down the hooligans damaging her property. When her grandmother is no longer able to care for herself, Josie has to figure out how to support her Elder and deal with her growing feelings for Kelly too.

Can a romantic looking for a long term, committed relationship and a jaded cynic too busy for love conquer life’s struggles and find their way to what matters most?

WHERE WE BELONG
by Fox Brison

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: May 2018
Romance

Brianna McAteer is living a life of averageness when the chance discovery of a long-lost letter flips her entire world on its head. Reeling from a succession of disappointments, lies, and startling home truths, she detours from the easy route she usually favours and goes in search of the answers to questions that up until now she never knew she had.

After landing a job as a project manager with the charity Heavenly Homes, Brianna re-locates to Ireland to complete the ‘Free to Dream’ development. Here she meets the brainchild behind the initiative, Elisha Callery. The two women form an instant connection, and as well working together to realise Elisha’s vision, Elisha, never one to shy away from a challenge, offers to help Brianna unravel the mystery surrounding her lineage.

Whilst navigating these two mammoth undertakings their friendship is pushed to its limits and at times beyond, but with one another’s support Brianna and Elisha manage to overcome every obstacle placed in their path. As the attraction between them grows they both begin to cross-examine their relationship and start to realise that sometimes what you need most in life isn’t necessarily the thing you’ve been searching for.

However, a shocking turn of events threatens to ruin everything they have built together.

Brianna’s journey becomes one of self-discovery, and she learns something infinitely more important than where she comes from…

She finds out where she belongs.

 

SWAP MEET
by Rachel Maldonado

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: May 2018
Romance / Short Story

A butch named Leigh and a femme named Tara meet at a swap meet. The attraction toward one another is mutual, however, they inadvertently make a bet while rubbing an old clock because one says it’s harder to be butch while the other one thinks it’s more difficult to be femme, then they switch bodies! Just imagine the crazy things you’d have to go through to be in someone else’s body! Will the sparks still be flying? This is one short story you will not want to miss out on! A cute, sweet, fun short story!

 

PARIS, ADRIFT
The Juliana Series: Book 3
by Vanda

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: May 2018
Historical Romance

She wanted a safe harbor for their love. But rough waters could destroy any hope of starting over…

Paris-bound, 1955. Alice “Al” Huffman can’t wait to reach the City of Light. As soon as their ship arrives, Juliana’s singing career will get the spotlight it deserves and the two women will finally bring their relationship out of the shadows. Or so Al thinks.

Before the SS United States hits land, a stranger approaches Al with a Broadway contract for Juliana. But the offer comes with a threat that can’t be ignored. And unless Al can find a way out, Juliana’s comeback could come crashing down before it even begins…

As she hides the awful truth from Juliana, Al searches for an answer before another obstacle destroys their last chance for happiness…

Paris, Adrift, 1955 is Book 3 in a breathtaking LGBT historical romance series. If you like pulse-pounding suspense, characters who tug at your heartstrings, and true-to-life portrayals of 1950s Paris, then you’ll love award-winning writer Vanda’s stunning series of novels.

 

THE TALEBEARER
by Sheri Lewis Wohl

Release date: May 2018
Paranormal Romance

For the last 19 years and 363 days, Elizabeth Boone walked into the federal courthouse without a problem. On day 364, a bullet sends her to the hospital and changes her life forever.

In the aftermath of the shooting, Liz quits her job and moves to a small house on the edge of a beautiful park in Spokane, but life doesn’t get back to normal. Visions haunt her, pushing her to the point of despair. Reaching out for help she meets a fellow survivor, Willow Blue, and together they discover Liz’s visions show her the faces of the lost and the killer who took their lives. As one by one the murdered are found, a stranger works to stop Liz before the serial killer is brought to justice.

Will the love they discover in each other be enough to keep Liz safe? Or will she be the next to die?

 

CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS
by Elinor Zimmerman

Release date: May 2018
Erotica

Phoenix Gomez wants nothing more than to be a full-time aerial dancer, and after years of hard work, her dream is coming true. That’s until her Oakland rent spikes and her roommate moves across the country with his boyfriend. Desperate for a way to make a living, she accepts a position with a woman looking for a live-in submissive. Phoenix has always kept her love of kinky submission strictly behind the bedroom door and inside the bounds of romantic relationships, until she meets Kris Andersen.

Why would Kris–a dapper butch, seasoned dominant, and tech hotshot–be interested in such an arrangement? Because in her rigidly ordered life, she has no time to fall in love. When Phoenix challenges the rules Kris thought she wanted, their connection grows only to be put to the test when Phoenix’s career threatens to take her away from the Bay.

 

FEAR LESS
by JD Glass

Release date: April 2018
Erotica / Short Story

How do you write a sex scene when you’re really, really, in love? Like this…

Originally published by Bella.

 

 

DARK EUPHORIA
by Ronica Black

Release date: May 2018
Romance / Intrigue & Thriller

Lonely, fatigued, intense. Detective Maria Diaz is too overworked to pay attention to anything beyond putting one foot in front of the other. When a high profile case drops in her lap, she forges ahead only to discover this case, and her main suspect, isn’t like any other.

Walking, talking sex. Avery Ashland has movie star looks and easy grace. She’s used to having anyone she wants, but thanks to the brutal murder of her nemesis, a wrench is thrown into her fun. And the sexy detective assigned to the case is all business and no pleasure. The more Avery advances, the further Maria pulls away.

Maria does her best to work the case, but that requires getting up close and personal with Avery and her exclusive resort, Euphoria, where almost anything goes. Can Maria survive both danger and desire?

 

OUTSIDE THE LAW
by Carsen Taite

Release date: May 2018
Romance / Intrigue & Thriller

When law school sweethearts Tanner Cohen and Sydney Braswell witness their perfect plans for career and family fall apart, they vow never to look back. Now, years later, they’re both assigned to the same federal task force—Tanner as an FBI agent and Sydney as a special prosecutor—and they must work together if they want justice to be served. The obstacles that forced them apart still exist, but their strong connection cannot be denied. Will they embrace their second chance to be soul mates, or will their dedication to duty deny them happiness forever?

In this final installment of the Lone Star Law Series, the federal task force encounters their biggest challenges yet as they confront enemies on both sides of the law.

 

WHITE WINGS WEEPING
by Lesley Davis

Release date: May 2018
Paranormal Mystery

What happens when nightmares come true?

Kieran Lee is plagued by disturbing demon-filled dreams that are bleeding out into reality. Driven to the brink of madness by a deadly compulsion she cannot control, Kieran finds herself an unwilling patient in a psych unit. She knows that no amount of medication or therapy is going to help her in this fight for her very soul.

Dr. Merlo Blue is no stranger to the human mind and quickly realizes Kieran is no ordinary patient. Instead, the assistance of a demon-hunting private investigator and select members from the Deviant Data Unit is required. They alone can determine if Kieran’s dreams are angst-filled nightmares or a dire warning sent from the underworld itself, foretelling death and destruction on a massive scale.

The world is full of discord and hatred, but how much of it is just human nature when an evil with sinister intent is invading people’s hearts?

 

SHADOW OF MAGICK
by Lucy True

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: May 2018
Paranormal Fantasy

Cadence Gray is the destined guardian of the town of Ravenna.

There’s only one problem: she doesn’t want the job.

Unfortunately, it’s hers whether she wants it or not, because an age-old spell binds her to the town, as it did with each generation of Gray Witch before her. Not only that, but an ancient family enemy threatens everything she holds dear. Yet it seems like he is the only person with the power to give her what she wants: a normal life.

Now trapped among the freaks of Ravenna, obligated to them by centuries of magickal tradition, Cady must decide if she is with them or against them. It doesn’t help that all the bridges she burned seem to lead her right back to Quinn Hovey, a woman whose love for Cady has remained steadfast through the years.

Is it possible that everything Cady ever wanted is in Ravenna, after all?

 

THE DREAM CATCHER
by Annette Mori

Release date: May 2018
Urban Fantasy / Romance

What if all your dreams—the good ones and the nightmares—came to life in the real world? Heaven is a Dream Weaver, and that is her reality. When she wakes up, she never knows what will greet her or her best friend and roommate, Syl. It could be a sexy stripper or a monster from another dimension.

When Syl suggests a Dream Catcher to help her control the dreams, Heaven is wary until she meets the alluring Maya. Heaven knows the government-run Dream Center hasn’t given up on harnessing her powerful abilities for their own nefarious purposes. She also knows that Maya could be her only hope. Maya introduces Heaven to her sister, Leah, and Heaven soon learns that Leah has her own agenda related to the Dream Center, and she’ll do anything to see it through.

Between the government, the powerful Dream Catching sisters, and her own nightmares, time is running out for Heaven. She wonders who she can trust. Are her growing feelings for Maya real, or just another dream? Can this lovely Dream Catcher protect her or is Heaven truly on her own?

 

THE SMELL OF RAIN
by Cameron MacElvee

Release date: May 2018
Fiction

Air Force Lieutenant and military interpreter Chrys Safis lost her leg fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria. Once back home in DC, her fiancée leaves, her military career ends, and her faith in humanity evaporates. With prescription drugs and alcohol her only relief from the pain, Chrys is on her way to becoming a statistic.

That is until the State Department calls and offers her an important assignment—to serve as a diplomatic liaison and interpreter for a Turkish national living in exile. Reyha Arslan, a wise and elegant woman with a tragic past, shows Chrys that there’s still beauty to embrace and reason to hope despite the world’s cruelty. With Reyha’s help, Chrys’s broken spirit starts to heal and she learns that the most significant love is often the shortest lived.


NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

AFTER THE GLITTER FADES
by Diane Marina
narrated by Daniela Acitelli

Siena Armetta. Film star, Hollywood icon, tabloid darling. To her fans and the media, she appears to be living a dream life. But things aren’t always as they seem. The price she pays to maintain her fame is to deny who she is. Siena’s number one rule in life – self-preservation at all costs. Admitting the truth could be a career killer.

Enter Julia Westbrooke…

Julia is soaring to new heights as a nationwide entertainment news anchor. Since coming out, she has been presented with countless opportunities – most recently, entry into a new circle of friends who are among the Hollywood elite, a circle in which Siena Armetta plays a starring role.

Unwillingly thrown together, Siena and Julia fight their growing attraction. Will Siena risk it all for Hollywood’s most prominent media personality? Will Julia ignore everything she’s worked for and step quietly back into the closet?

Amazon US / Amazon UK / Audible US / Audible UK 

 

JUST ONE KNIGHT
by Bridget Essex
narrated by TJ Richards

A warrior woman (sort of), a baker, and a love story that’s out of this world…

Cinda has been baking cakes since she was old enough to measure sugar, and she’d tell you that she has a good life. A relationship with one of the sexier royal knights of Arktos City is high on the list of what’s good, but when the lady knight breaks up with her for a fairly stupid reason, Cinda needs a night out on the town to forget her pain…

Talis has been working as a stablehand in the royal stables of Arktos since she arrived in the city three years ago. She wants to be a knight more than anything else in the world, but when she gets the bad news that because of her notorious family she might not ever even get the chance to become a squire – let alone a knight – she needs a night out on the town to forget her pain…

But when her best friend Lellie convinces her to wear a suit of stolen armor (and “borrow” a warrior mare), it sets into motion a night of fantastical adventures, mistaken identity, and a sweeping love story.

Can two women fall in love in just one night?

Just One Night is a funny, sexy, romantic novel that is set in the same world as A Knight to Remember, but it is a stand-alone audiobook. It is part of Bridget Essex’s Knight Legends Series about women knights, real-world high high jinks, and love stories that transcend space and time.

Amazon US / Amazon UK / Audible US / Audible UK


AUDIOBOOK GIVEAWAY

 

Do you love audiobooks?

Do you love free?

If you answered yes to both, keep reading.

TB Markinson just released the audio version of her best-selling romance The Chosen One.

To celebrate she’s giving away a limited number of copies to US and UK Audible listeners.

Email TB at tbm@tbmarkinson.com  to enter the contest. In the subject line, please write The Chosen One Audiobook Giveaway. And tell TB if you’re a US or UK listener.

That’s all you have to do to.

Best of luck to everyone who enters the giveaway.


A novel by DIANE MARINA Ends on May 16th

 

BOOK 1 & 2 in THE TINDERBOX TALES Ends on May 18th

 

I BELONG WITH HER Ends on May 19th

 

THE MUSIC & THE MIRROR Ends on May 20th


LESBIAN BOOK BINGO

For reading suggestions hop over to Jae’s blog

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ELLCon is Europe’s first independent book conference dedicated to the promotion of lesbian fiction. Our goal is to create a space for readers of lesbian fiction to interact with like-minded authors and publishers.

We promote books of fiction that have lesbian characters in strong, leading, independent roles. Writers, would-be writers and readers from all across Europe and the globe are welcome to join us in this new, exciting, and diverse, conference.

ELLCon  is set to take place in Bristol over 23 and 24 Aug 2018 (1.5 days). We are expecting over 30 leading lesfic authors at the Con. The meet will consist of panel discussions, author readings, workshops and much more. We will also have vendor tables where you can buy books, and talk to publishers, authors with publishers and self-published authors.

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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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