New Lesfic Goodies: June 19th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

 

NEW BOOKS

 

LETTERS TO CUPID
by Miranda MacLeod

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

An American celebrity chef and an Italian chocolate maker cook up a magical recipe for true love.

In a tiny village in the hills of Tuscany is a statue of Cupid with the power to grant the deepest desires of the heart to all who ask. The village is home to single mother Valentina, who runs a struggling chocolate shop. All she’s ever wanted was to fit in, determined to provide a quiet, normal life for herself and her daughter. She works hard to keep it together, asking for nothing…especially not Cupid’s help. Not when that would mean admitting to herself and everyone else that her deepest desire is to find the love of a woman.

American celebrity chef Andie should be having the time of her culinary life while on a PR blitz in Tuscany. Instead, a tabloid scandal that threatens to destroy her career has her hiding in a remote hillside village. With nothing to do but worry and wait, she spends her time avoiding shame and infamy by flirting with a local chocolate maker who’s as irresistible as the sweets she sells. She’s shocked by the discovery that her heart longs for much more than a temporary distraction, but even if she can convince the reluctant Valentina to give her a chance, how can she balance a relationship in Italy with a career in the States?

When it comes to realizing the deepest desires of their hearts, it just might take an act of divine intervention for these two women to find their future together!

Letters to Cupid is the third book in the Americans Abroad series of stand alone romantic comedies. Don’t miss Waltzing on the Danube and Holme for the Holidays!

 

NEVER THE BRIDE
by Natasha West

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romantic Comedy

Nikki Caldwell has serious baggage. She’s a wedding photographer with dreadful memories of her own disastrous big day, forced to relive it with every new job. But she’s not the only one lugging around an unwieldly past. Georgie Reed, aka the eternal bridesmaid, is a former child star who is unable to cast off the long shadow of her old fame. But over a summer of interlinked weddings, Nikki and Georgie find themselves colliding again and again. Is it possible they could let their history go and find a better future together? Or are they doomed to go around in circles?

A hilarious and quirky romantic comedy from the internationally bestselling author of ‘By Any Other Name’ and ‘The Plus One.’

 

NIGHT CAP
Open Tab: Book 3
by JA Armstrong

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

It’s autumn in Whiskey Springs, Vermont, and more than the leaves have changed color. Life has never been better for Fallon Foster. Her relationship with the town’s newest citizen, Riley Main is progressing as Fallon had hoped. Fallon finally believes she may get the family she’s dreamed of. Her business is thriving, and her friendship with her former lover, Andi Maguire is back on track.

Meanwhile, Andi has been spending time with a local nurse, Billie Steele. The pair have become nearly inseparable, sharing dinners, cocktails, laughs, and long walks. After Andi’s short trip to visit her eldest son at college; she realizes that her feelings for the affable nurse have changed. Each will have to overcome fear and insecurity cultivated by past relationships if they hope to build something together.

The colorful cast of characters that gather at Murphy‘s Law will have plenty of news to share and stories to tell. Babies on the way, proposals to plan, and confessions to make bring both laughter and tears for the familiar faces of Whiskey Springs.

Just when life seems to find its footing, the unthinkable will turn the town upside down. Even in small town New England, can you ever truly know anyone?

Night Cap is the third installment in the OPEN TAB series by best-selling author, JA Armstrong.

 

IF ONLY SHE KNEW
by Jade Winters

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance / Short Read

For years Stacy has hidden the fact she’s totally in love with her best friend Alex. But Alex has never shown any signs of reciprocating. That is until a game played on a group camping trip reveals her true feelings.

Will the revelation tear their friendship apart? Or will Stacy finally get what she really wants?

A 10,000 word short story.

 

FORBIDDEN MELODY
by Magnolia Robbins

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Emma Harvey is a brilliant and gifted young pianist, accepted into one of the most prestigious music conservatories in the country and prepared to do whatever it takes to accomplish her dreams of playing professionally. With a renowned jazz musician for a father and a world-famous mentor growing up, she is convinced her path is easy. Until her world is suddenly silenced when she loses her hearing.

Juliet Hamilton is a prodigy violinist. First chair for nearly fifteen years in the New York Philharmonic and a professor at the conservatory, she is engulfed in her career with no time for distractions. Especially not a beautiful young graduate student with a spirited personality that challenges her every step.

When Emma and Juliet’s paths cross in the classroom, their connection is undeniable. When their music comes together, it is unstoppable. The bond they begin to form threatens to challenge more than just their opinions of music. Friendships, ethics, and careers are tested as Emma and Juliet find themselves lost in a concerto of fiery passion and heartbreak.

 

MUSIC OF THE HEART
by Maria Siopis

Romance

Danielle, a New York media executive and owner, Melina, a Greek singer, and Vickie, a flight attendant, will unexpectedly meet, and their lives will change forever.

Danielle believes that the island of Santorini is the perfect getaway and where she hopes to find tranquility. All elements are there to grant her wish, the vastness of the Aegean Sea stretches in front of her for miles, and the rented villa is luxurious and minutes from the town of Oia where the most stunning sunsets occur, and where exquisite white homes with blue domed roofs climbing the mountainside. What she doesn’t expect is to lose her serenity within hours of arrival to the island. Nevertheless, she completely surrenders herself when she meets Melina who threatens to destroy her inane beliefs about love.

Melina is curious about Danielle, the intriguing woman she meets backstage after her concert, but she keeps her distance. Her life is settled, she has a fiancé she adores, and a career that’s taking off. That’s her destiny, yet, a brief moment, a tiny nanosecond changed everything. Her path is crossed, and she is too late to change course. She collides with her destiny, the perfect mate who is right in front of her. Can she make a choice that is truthful to her heart or is she going to allow accusations and lies destroy her better judgment?

Vickie stands between the two lovers claiming Melina’s heart when the dark secrets and lies are exposed. Is Melina going to give in to the gorgeous flight attendant or will her heart be taken by Danielle? In a moment of hurt and disbelief Melina takes the wrong path.

Yet, music cures broken hearts, music mends broken souls. Or so Melina believes.

 

BACK IN SERVICE
Service Girl Chronicles: Book 2
by Heidi Lowe

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Now that her first year of drama school is over, Erica returns home for the holidays, with empty pockets and a keen appetite to see her favorite clients again. One in particular.

But there’s a spanner in the works. Having been out of action for almost a year, she returns to find that a new girl has taken her place. Not only will this affect her ability to earn, she’s concerned that her special place in Dana’s heart could be under threat.

As she continues to juggle love, family and her risque career, it’s only a matter of time before everything around her begins to unravel.

Back in Service is the second book in the Service Girl Chronicles.

 

LISTING DATE
by Lily Craig

Also available in Kindle Unlimited

Romance

Skye’s plan is simple: craft the perfect life. Move back to her hometown of Toronto, Canada after years working in the U.S. tech scene. Start a new job as a C-level executive at one of the world’s best fertility apps. Get pregnant on her own and raise her kids happily ever after. Easy. Except when Skye arrives home, she discovers Toronto’s real estate market is more difficult to navigate than she thought.

Penny has always wanted to own her own business, so she took a leap of faith. Now she’s a realtor struggling to launch her fledgling firm. When Skye walks into an open house Penny’s running, Penny sees her chance to soar and takes it. How hard could it be to find the perfect home for someone as impressively organized as Skye?

When Penny’s sunny optimism meets Skye’s hyper-logical life plan, the two women find that life is often what happens between the lines of your to-do list.

 

WORTH THE WAIT
Out in Portland: Book 3
by Karelia Stetz-Waters

Romance

A second chance at first love . . .

For fifteen years, Avery Crown tried to forget her best friend Merritt Lessing. The late nights studying, the whispered confidences, and the little touches that never turned into something more. Unfortunately, her efforts have not been as successful as her TV career as the queen of home renovation. So when she runs into Merritt at their high school reunion, Avery asks for one night with the woman she’s always wanted . . .

Merritt spent high school pining after Avery, but never made a move-their friendship meant too much. The one time it seemed things might change, Avery chose her budding career. So Merritt did the same, throwing herself into her remodeling business. Now Avery’s back, and while Merritt still hasn’t forgiven her for walking away the first time, they can’t keep their hands off each other. But when their professional paths cross, and it seems like Avery is choosing her career once again, Merritt will have to decide if she’s willing to let go of the past and give herself a second chance with her first love.

 

PAPER DOLLS
Book 7
by Chamberlain & Stone

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

After much struggle and waiting, Olivia and Avery finally get married at a beach house out on the side of a prominent cliff. Friends and family come and an unexpected gift creates a bit of a stir.

 

WILDEST DREAMS
by Carol Wyatt

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Kacey Jennings has been planning her mother’s wedding for months, and it’s all paid off. The day is a success, but when Kacey bumps into her social psychology lecturer, Madison Malone, on the dance floor, sparks fly.

What was Madison doing at her mother’s wedding?

Kacey’s been crushing on Madison for years. When would she ever get an opportunity like this to talk to Madison off campus?

What happens when your crush turns out to be so much more than that?

 

 

RACING FOR LOVE
by JM Dragon & Erin O’Reilly

Romance

In the world of thoroughbred racing, brilliant businesswoman Kate Lawrence is the owner of several famous stables, and now she is in the market to buy the renowned Wagoner Stables. Lena Corkhill is a noted horse trainer and a member of the Wagoner staff. She must make the decision to either accept the offer of becoming Kate’s trainer and go to the Merridoc Estate in Florida or find other employment in Lexington, Kentucky.

The two women are immediately attracted to each other, yet each is afraid to make the first move, after past disillusionment. But when a person from Lena’s past appears, the situation threatens to wreak havoc on the budding relationship.

Can Kate and Lena find the love they are looking for or will Lena’s past cause an abrupt end to what could have been?

 

TWISTED DECEPTION
by Isabella

Suspense

There are two types of people who can’t look you in the eyes: someone trying to hide a lie and someone trying to hide their love.

Addie Blake’s life isn’t black and white—more like a series of short bursts of color that sustain her until the next eruption. Greyson Hollister inhabits a world where everything is either black and white, or money green. She’s a polished, certified workaholic.

A storm’s brewing on the horizon. Can Addie and Greyson weather it, or will it blow them over?

 

STOLEN MAGIC
The Veil Chronicles: Book 3
by May Dawney

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Urban Paranormal Fantasy

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.

* * *

Viktoria Wagner hasn’t always been the prototypical Inquisitio member. She was born with the ability to channel magic and she spent much of her teenage years exploring her powers. A good twenty years and a few hard lessons learned later, Viktoria has only her high position within the Inquisitio left to cling to. She abandoned her magic in the hopes of pleasing her father, who has long since passed away.

When the wild mage manifests, it falls to Viktoria to hunt her down in the knowledge that the Inquisitio might have forgiven her youthful transgressions, but they will not forgive another. Viktoria either brings the wild mage before the Court of Judges, or the Wagner name will be disgraced. Viktoria is resolved to go to any length to prevent that from happening, but then the learns that one of the women she’s hunting is Noah Otieno and there is a lot of history there…

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

TO BOLDLY GO
by Em Stevens
narrated by Missy Cambridge

When life gives you lemons, drink limoncello.

Taryn’s trip of a lifetime is finally happening. She’s saved money, researched, planned, and created an itinerary that will allow her to travel Italy…and finally tell her best friend that she’s in love with her. But those plans are ruined when she wakes up alone, her crush gone. Her plans did not include being alone and stranded in Milan.

Now Taryn’s dream vacation is a nightmare.

Enter Holly, a fellow traveler: young, full of life, and comfortable traipsing off the beaten path. Holly feels a connection with Taryn and wants to salvage her trip. After all, they’re in freaking Italy! But their radically different travel styles and age differences make for rough terrain.

Together, they boldly go into unexplored territories of the heart, and may just discover love.

 

 

PROTECT HER
by Bridget Essex
narrated by Marina Barrett

All Maggie wants is to be left alone.

She bought a house in the middle of nowhere, a secluded, private place where she thought she’d live out the rest of her life alone. But fate has other plans….

All Catherine wants is to disappear.

Maggie finds a mysterious, silent woman in her barn one frozen winter morning. The beautiful stranger can’t speak, but she’s obviously been through hell. That solitary, secluded life that Maggie wanted so much is about to be blown right open by a lovely woman who needs her help desperately….

Someone is after Catherine – someone who wants her dead. As Maggie’s life begins to unravel, she must choose between a normal life or the dangerous task of keeping Catherine alive.

Maggie’s falling for the beautiful woman with all her heart…and she just might end up dead because of it.



SALE ALERT

On sale for 0.99 during Pride Month

Shattered Paradise (Salvaggio’s Light Book One)

This epic series invites you into the life of Rafaella Salvaggio and all of the people in her life, from family and friends to lovers and enemies. Her life has been full of tragedy, secrets, and betrayals. Lately, everything has been spiraling out of control. The past is catching up with her, and she will have to fight to get her life back. In her struggle to win back the woman she just can’t live without, her mettle will be tested. She will be up against her own inner demons as well as a fundamentalist group whose mission it is to separate her from her ex-partner and their daughter.

For Rafe Salvaggio, meeting Eden Kingsley was the best thing in her life, but now it was all lost. It seems she is constantly reminded it was no one’s fault but her own. Rafe still hasn’t moved on from Eden, but with the help of her friend Julia, she is getting back into the dating scene again.

For Eden Kingsley, the past eight months have been spent caring for her daughter and trying to fit into her new life with her new fiancé, Jake. Seeing Rafe date again was unexpectedly hard to see, but Eden is determined to do better about giving Rafe time with Bronte. The arrival of a mysterious envelope sends Eden into a panic. It holds a secret that threatens her and her daughter, and she is confronted with a reality she might not survive. 


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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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