New Lesfic Goodies: July 3rd Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

 

NEW BOOKS

 

THE LONDON OF US
London Romance: Book 4
by Clare Lydon

Also available in audio
Romance

Ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn’t have fallen in love with?

Alice Di Santo has it all – everyone says so. Perfect boyfriend, great job, settled home life. But when she meets Rachel Cramer, all that changes. Because Rachel is everything Alice has never considered – and now cannot stop thinking about.

This charming tale of coming out in your 30s sees Alice risk everything to go after what she wants, soon discovering she’s deserving of love – and especially this love, which takes her breath away.

The fourth book in the London Romance Series features favourite characters from the previous three novels, and proves that falling in love is never scripted.


SARAH’S LOVER
by Saxon Bennett & Layce Gardner

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

All Sarah ever wanted was a good career, a good woman to love, and a good life. She thought she had it all – until her lover threw her out for a younger woman. Now Sarah is hunting for a new place to live. A place where she can start over.

When she finds the perfect house, she has no idea she is about to meet the woman of her dreams.

Kristen fell off a ladder while remodeling her Victorian house and died instantly. She had a lot of unfinished business in life and is destined to roam the rooms of her house, all alone. When Sarah moves in, Kristen is overjoyed for the company. She has been lonely far too long. However, the last thing she expects is to fall in love.

This is a romantic journey of two star-crossed lovers—one woman in the physical world, the other woman in the spiritual world. Can they overcome the great divide to find true love in each other’s arms?


FRENCH SUMMER
by Lise Gold

Romance

Newly divorced and bought out of her company, Nathalie rents a holiday home in the South of France. After years of hard work and a failed marriage in Chicago, she’s looking for some peace and quiet, a place to clear her mind and figure out her future.

Lena loves women, her dog, and landscaping, but that’s about as complicated as it gets. When she meets her new tenant for the summer, it proves hard to stay professional as a caretaker, especially when that tenant turns out to be everything she ever wanted and more.

As time passes and boundaries blur, the moment of goodbye becomes inevitable. Nathalie isn’t looking for a new love, especially not in the form of a woman, and Lena has no desire to get her heart crushed again.

Is it possible to find home in a place you’ve never been? And is it worth the risk, giving up everything for someone you’ve only just met? They say home is where the heart is…


BEOWULF FOR CRETINS
by Ann McMan

Romance

English professor and aspiring novelist, Grace Warner spends her days teaching four sections of “Beowulf for Cretins” to bored and disinterested students at one of New England’s “hidden ivy” colleges. Not long after she is dumped by her longtime girlfriend, Grace meets the engaging and mysterious Abbie on a cross-country flight. Sparks fly on and off the plane as the two strangers give in to one night of reckless passion with no strings attached, and no contact information exchanged.

Back home at St. Albans, the college rocks Grace’s world when it announces the appointment of a new president, the first woman in its 165-year history. Cue Abbie—and cue Grace’s collision course with a neurotic dog named Grendel, a fractious rival for tenure, and a woman called Ochre, in what very well might be Grace’s last real shot at happiness.

This full-length novel reimagines and expands on the short story, “Falling From Grace,” which was originally published in the award-winning story collection, Sidecar by Ann McMan.

 


POP PRINCESS
by Mia Archer

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Two pop princesses. Two very different lives. One incredible tour that will set sparks and rumors flying!

Charlotte:

It’s been a few years since I put the spotlight behind me. My life was good. Quiet. Away from the glamor and the cameras and the gossip. I was content to coast on my fame in the flyover and leave the fast life on the coasts far behind.

Then I got the call. My old manager Mike needed my help. Which was weird since the last time we spoke he was using some shady contract to screw me out of everything.

His new star was in trouble. Something about a stalker and acting out. I knew the life. I could show her the ropes. I could teach her how to be a proper pop princess and not a wild child in the tabloids.

Fuck that. I could use this opportunity for a little revenge, and if I happened to save the new girl from getting screwed over in the process that’s all the better.

Then I met Kortni.

Charismatic. Spoiled. Sexy. Full of herself. Irresistible. The moment I met her I knew this revenge plot was going to be a lot more complicated than I’d imagined!

Kortni:

I loved life in the spotlight. Life was good. I loved the glamor and the cameras and the gossip. I loved the fast life on the coasts that was nothing like growing up in the flyover!

Only being a superstar wasn’t without problems. My only friends are a bunch of rejects from the mouse who are well past their expiration date. My manager Mike is a total asshole and I can’t wait to kick him to the curb after this tour. Not to mention there’s a creepy stalker sending weird love notes to every tour stop.

And now on top of all that Mike’s trying to get one of his former clients to come on for the tour and show me the ropes. Which is Mike speak for trying to keep me under his thumb.

Like hell is that happening.

I’ve heard of Charlotte. A hottie who was the old hotness a few years back. I figured she’d be a washed up has been trying to tell me what to do, but she was nothing like what I expected.

Confident. Cocky. Still sexy as ever, and she totally hates Mike as much as I do. Yeah, this tour just got a lot more complicated!


FAMILY GROWING PAINS
The Dancing Wolf: Book 6
by Amy DeMeritt

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Although Kayla and her wives have experienced some strong negativity within their families for their lifestyle, they have mostly been blessed with a strong support system. Falling in love with and deciding to add Jaime and Symone to the family will cause Kayla and her wives to suffer the loss of family and friends, and Kayla’s career will be compromised.

Having to travel east for a dance performance has everyone on edge because of Symone’s father’s threat to kill Kayla if he ever sees her.

A huge gathering with friends and family to celebrate the birth of their twins will bring new friendships and plans to bring the tribes closer together.

Events and people from the past will resurface, bringing a mixed bag of joy and opportunities, but mostly devastation that will impact the entire family.


NOT FOR SALE
by Cynthia Dane and Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

One not-so-simple renovation project is about to get dirty…

Nobody knows how flip like Reese, a woman with nothing to prove to her family of real estate kings. When her mother’s chronic affliction almost claims her life again, Reese knows that there’s only one way to save her family.

All she needs is a leave of absence from the corporate office in San Francisco and a toolbox full of lesbian stereotypes.

Has fate finally come to rural Oregon?

Kimberly is a mild-mannered property manager who only wants to do her job and go home to her nosy parents…

And fall in love, because a woman can only be untouched for so long!

Reese’s unruly and disruptive renovation projects promise to make Kimberly’s life hell. Too bad she’s enamored with the handywoman from the moment they lock eyes.

The feeling? Absolutely mutual.

Life’s about to get more interesting – and sensual – in a sleepy Oregonian beach town!


NIGHTS IN NORCOAST
Cabin Fever: Book 1
by Sybil Smith

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

A cowgirl and a newcomer— complete strangers in a small town. When they get trapped inside a cabin together for a week, what could possibly go wrong?

April Bauer packed her bags and fled from her abusive ex-husband overnight, only to land in a secluded farming town, Norcoast, without a clue. With the approaching winter weather, no farming skills to speak of, and hardly any money to her name, how the hell was she supposed to survive out here on her own?

Not only that, but her new life felt lonelier than ever. She awoke alone, ate alone, slept alone, and didn’t see that changing anytime soon. How could it? Her heart needed as much mending as her drafty cabin, and that was saying something.

Danny Irving, professional cowgirl and heartbreaker extraordinaire, wanted more out of life. She was tired of manning her parents’ farm day in and day out with nothing to show for it. When was she going to find her happy ending? The woman of her dreams?

All she had was a handful of men drooling over her, a broken plow, and a bedroom she shared with two of her siblings. At twenty-four, she expected more than this monotonous existence she’d been living.

But when her father sends her over to a neighbor’s house before the oncoming storm, she never anticipated what would happen next.


ABOMINATION

An Alveya Tera Novelette
The Blue Moon Series, Book 1.5
by Destiny Hawkins


Available in Kindle Unlimited
Paranormal Romance

Her master made sure that she knew what she was. Even after his death…

It had been three months since Crystal and Alveya were saved from the Krystal Tooths, and even though they were saved, Alveya still felt locked in a cage. After being rejected her entire life, she didn’t know how to be a part of a family, and worst of all, she was losing control of her beast.

Dive into Alveya’s mind and experience her point of view as the darkness begins to swallow her whole. Will she be able to hold on or completely lose herself?

Content Advisory: The following book contains vivid depictions of violence. Reader discretion is advised.


A PRAIRIE LOVE
The Ashland Witches: Book 4
by Jea Hawkins

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Paranormal Romance

Some say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but this might be a bit too much for Avery Ryan to handle.

Avery has everything: looks, a prestigious career, and a flawless life. Everything, that is, except somebody to love. While her covenmates think she’s simply too cool and logical for romance, the truth Avery hides is very different.

But there’s no hiding her feelings when Isabelle, the girl who taught her how to love ’em and leave ’em, shows up in Ashland. Suddenly, Avery’s perfect life turns upside down as she struggles to reconcile her feelings for the woman who broke her heart.

With her fellow Ashland Witches happily settled, it seems inevitable that Avery is next to find love. But the witches know better than to take anything for granted, especially where relationships are concerned!

This is the conclusion to the Ashland Witches series, a lightly paranormal contemporary romance series, with leading ladies who just happen to be witches.


THE WOLF DIARIES
by Bridget Essex

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Paranormal Romance

Who said anything about love?

Jadin Fields is a werewolf with a big heart. She loves her work as a dog trainer at a pet store, and she loves spending time with her kid sister. She has such a big heart, in fact, that when a complete (and gorgeous) stranger approaches her out of the blue at a pizza shop and begs her to act like her girlfriend–just for a minute…Jadin actually says yes.

Tess Loranger has long, honey blonde hair, a bewitching smile and is the most attractive woman Jadin has ever set eyes on. She was also just dumped by her fiancee, and is trying, desperately, to show her that Tess can rebound just as fast as she can.

But this is just a one-time thing, right? Just a few minutes in a pizza parlor. Just one, amazing kiss, right in front of Tess’s ex-fiancee…

But then there’s the party. And the wedding. And then Jadin realizes she just might be falling for the woman she’s not supposed to be in love with…

What could possibly go wrong?


GHOST-ISH: LAZARUS
New Sentinels: Book 5
by Erik Schubach

Paranormal Action Romance

A year ago, Cameron Tourvell had a really bad day. The day she was killed in a literal train wreck. The only problem was that she forgot to die. She found out that for her, death was only the beginning.

Hunted by the black site government group, Lazarus, Cameron must avoid capture as she comes to terms with her new reality. Whenever she is injured, she simply loses pieces of herself as they are replaced by a transparent ectoplasm. She realizes that she is no longer a normal maladjusted woman in New York, now she is sort of Ghost-ish.

With the help of other women with extraordinary abilities, Sentinels, she tries to end the threat of Lazarus once and for all, even though she fears if she loses too much of herself, she will cease to be.

Cam and the Raven Maids, Fates, and even a ship’s captain with extraordinary abilities find that old enemies are gathering and everything may not be as it seems.


WAKING THE DREAMER
by K. Aten

Dystopian Science Fiction

By the end of the 21st century, the world had become a harsh place. After decades of natural and man-made catastrophes, nations fell, populations shifted, and seventy percent of the continents became uninhabitable without protective suits. Technological advancement strode forward faster than ever and it was the only thing that kept human society steady through it all. No one could have predicted the discovery of the Dream Walkers. They were people born with the ability to leave their bodies at will, unseen by the waking world. Having the potential to become ultimate spies meant the remaining government regimes wanted to study and control them. The North American government, under the leadership of General Rennet, demanded that all Dream Walkers join the military program. For any that refused to comply, they were hunted down and either brainwashed or killed.

The very first Dream Walker discovered was a five year old girl named Julia. And when the soldiers came for her at the age of twenty, she was already hidden away. A decade later found Julia living a new life under the government’s radar. As a secure tech courier in the capital city of Chicago, she does her job and the rest of her time avoids other people as much as she is able. The moment she agrees to help another fugitive Walker is when everything changes. Now the government wants them both and they’ll stop at nothing to get what they want.

Trigger warning: Violence


 

THYRA’S PROMISE
by Natalie Debrabandere

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Adventure, Action, Epic

897 A.D – in the Highlands of Scotland. Thyra of Asger, wild, tough, and beautiful, has just turned twenty-one. Raised like one of the boys by her older brother Bjarke, she has become a strong and proud Viking warrior. Now, all she wants to do is live a life of adventure and travel. When the moody and violent Bjarke fails to take her seriously, Thyra finds someone else who does. Kari Sturlusson, of the Volsung clan, is older, wiser, and commander-in-chief of her people. Over the course of a magical summer, she becomes Thyra’s mentor, her teacher, and her lover. But the Asger and the Volsung share a bitter and cruel history. Winter will bring with it blood, destruction, and devastating heartache. The end of a cycle, and the beginning of a journey; transformation, and a startling choice to make. In the end, will Thyra’s promise hold true?

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

LIVING TWO LIVES
by Erin Wade
narrated by Victoria Mei

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 adored by millions, but known by few. Was she what she appeared to be or a promoter’s ultimate well-crafted 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.

 


CHOOSING ETERNITY
by Bridget Essex
narrated by Lynn Devereux

Is love forever?

Rose Clyde is irrevocably in love with the alluring vampire Kane Sullivan…but their passionate love affair has seemingly been doomed from the very start.

Once, long ago, Kane made an immortal enemy…and now that enemy has returned and craves revenge. Kane’s love for Rose is her only weakness, and–to exploit it–there is a plot for Rose’s life. If Kane’s enemies have their way, Rose will die at the grandest event of the year: the vampire ball.

But Rose just got Kane back. And she won’t lose her without a fight…

Find out if love is eternal in the passionate, thrilling conclusion to the SULLIVAN VAMPIRES trilogy.

 


DOCTORED
by K’Anne Meinel
narrated by Amelia Patricks

A brilliant child protégée, she dreams of becoming a doctor and a surgeon…and accomplishes her goals. Unfortunately, her youth and round, childlike face work against her. No matter how skilled she becomes, how knowledgeable, the old school, male-dominated medical hierarchy wants to keep her in her place.

Deanna has worked hard to become an expert in her chosen field, but few believe this “child” capable. Specializing in infectious diseases, she travels the world – from the States to Europe to South America – honing her skills before winding up in Africa where her skills are desperately needed.

Meeting a nurse by the name of Madison MacGregor, she finds they share an insatiable curiosity and a love of helping others, but falling in love was not what she intended. Later, when she loses Maddie to a misunderstanding, she is haunted by the one that got away….

Ten years have passed, and both the doctor and nurse have moved on with their lives, but fate intervenes when they find themselves working at the same hospital. Their friendship is revived…. Can their love be rekindled? Will the past haunt them or bring them closer? Will the secrets that both harbor keep them from realizing a future together?

 


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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2 Responses to New Lesfic Goodies: July 3rd Edition

  1. Erin Wade says:

    TB, Thank you so much for including me in your newsletter. Erin Wade

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