New Lesfic Goodies: July 24th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases, Lesbian Book Bingo, and news.

 

NEW BOOKS

 

GREENGAGE PLOTS
by Emma Sterner-Radley

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romantic Comedy

Two women. One plot. Six thousand interfering islanders.

Katherine “Kit” Sorel is new to the cosy but quirky island of Greengage. When she tries to use her talents for plotting to help a friend, she soon discovers that on this British island—anything can happen.

Kittens can race, fruit can be sexy, wheelbarrows can be menacing, and straight women might not be so straight after all.

In the end, Kit needs to solve the problems of those around her while finding her home. She’s certainly not looking for love. But is it looking for her?

Escape everyday life, take a trip to a British cosy island by picking up a copy of Greengage Plots.

If you like cosy, feel-good romcoms, you’ll fall in love with Greengage Plots.

 

ARIANA
by Emma Nichols

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

On the back of an unhappy marriage and bitter divorce, stressed out Ariana Carter-Cruz, returns to the remote Greek island of Sakros, to claim the estate of her late grandmother, Sophia. A straightforward affair – go there, sell the house, get out – and start a new life with her daughter. What she didn’t factor into her plans was that stunning, local taverna owner and harbour master, Nikki Kefalas would still be living on the island.

As past lovers collide and young love blossoms, Ariana’s preconceived plan stands to threaten everything she holds dear and destroy the island’s unspoilt, idyllic way of life. But Sophia had plans of her own before her death. Will she succeed in reconnecting her granddaughter’s heart to what truly matters in life?

 

ALWAYS YOU
Amber Hills: Book 2
by Jade Winters

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Nikki and Jo are back!

With Christmas fast approaching at Amber Hills, Nikki and Jo are looking forward to a nice peaceful time together. That is until guests Rebecca and Genevieve (characters from the best selling novel ‘143’) arrive, bringing a whole host of drama with them.

Nikki is determined to get to the bottom of their unusual behaviour, but will she find out more than she’s bargained for?
Although Always You has recurring characters, it can also be read as a standalone novel.

 

AN UNEXPECTED LESSON
The Unexpected: Book 1
by Sophie Walker

Romance

April Fields is an awkward twenty year old, who, up until recently travelled the world with her mum. After the tragic death of her dad, the two fly back to England where they discover they’ve been left his entire estate.

April’s mum decides it’s time for her daughter to have more stability and April is quickly thrown into the world of university – A foreign world filled with studying, alcohol and relationships. Here she meets her Biology tutor, Rachel Carter, and the two form a close friendship. After a drunk kiss between the two women, April struggles to come to terms with her sexuality, having never thought of women in that way. The two embark on a confusing journey to discover their feelings and try to find a way to be together.

The book attempts to deal with discovering your sexuality and coming out to friends and family in an uplifting way.

 

ESCAPE & FREEDOM
by Claire Highton-Stevenson

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Two women escaping their own demons. One stuck in the past, the other a very real present.

Lucy Owens’ life was irrevocably changed in a matter of seconds. Life as she knew it was over in the blink of an eye. Moving away from all that she knew, Lucy now lives a solitary life in her cabin on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Filled with guilt and pain, she keeps herself to herself, and for years she manages to avoid immersing back into society.

Nicole Granger has three small children to worry about. Always looking over her shoulder, they arrive at the lake with very little to call their own. Haunted by years of physical abuse, she longs to belong again, to bring normality to her girls’ lives for the first time.

Both women are pulled towards one another in an attraction that could bring both of them their freedom.

 

THE SUMMERS WE LOST
by Helen Blacksmith

 

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Two girls. Two different worlds. 8 summers of friendship. 1 summer of teenage love. Torn apart by whispers and fear. Reunited 30 years later. Is it too late? Or will what was meant to be find away?

 

 

CHANGING SEASONS
by BJ Phillips

Romance

In Book 3 of the Seasons Series, there’s trouble in paradise. Kelly Bradley and Andi Wainwright live together in Florida but haven’t yet said those three little words to each other. Andi’s aunt, Elise Wainwright, and Kelly’s friend, Lauren Prescott, both in their mid-sixties, are now a couple in many ways except one. Elise is afraid they’re too old for more than good night kisses and cuddling.

Romance novelist Shawn Richards and her wife Carrie Alexander are now a solid married couple and want to see their friends as happy as they are. Unlike the endings in Shawn’s novels, though, maybe there can’t be a ‘happy ever after’ for everyone, after all.

 

ONE LITTLE BIT
Addy and Karen Series: Book 3
by Tey Holden

Romance

When against her better judgment Karen agrees to have a baby, it’s Addy who goes through nine months of intense labor. The little one is adorable and turns the womens’ lives upside down. Trouble looms when Karen’s family, as a way to get the family estate, file for the baby’s custody claiming that the women are unfit mothers because they are lesbians.

 

 

ALL THE WAY HOME
by Nancy Ann Healy

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Fiction

When two bicycles collide at the end of a driveway in 1993, three lives are changed forever.

Katelyn (Kat) Summers’ family has just moved to Webster, Massachusetts. It’s the day before her twelfth birthday, and all Katelyn wants to do is go back home to Pennsylvania. That is until a ten-year-old boy named Neil Masters crashes into her bicycle. When Katelyn looks up from her position on the ground, she finds a hand stretched out to greet her. As she’s pulled to her feet, Katelyn meets with the inquisitive gaze of Sarah Masters. Within minutes, Katelyn will never think of any other place as home again.

Best friends from the moment they meet, Katelyn and Sarah are inseparable. Looking in, they have an idyllic life in a quaint New England community. But, life is not always as simple and charming as it seems. It’s messy. As the pair of friends grow, so do their feelings—Sarah’s for Katelyn, and Katelyn’s for Sarah’s brother, Neil.

Sarah has spent her life loving Kat at a distance. Once her best friend, Kat has now become Sarah’s sister-in-law. While Sarah struggles to let go of Kat, Kat yearns to hold onto Sarah’s presence in her life. Through ups and downs, hopes and dreams, celebrations and disappointments, Katelyn and Sarah struggle to maintain the bond they formed in childhood.

There are lessons in everything; in the paths taken, and the paths left behind. An unexpected fork in Kat’s road will challenge their entire family. Time has a way of revealing the truth. If you are willing to listen, and to speak it, life has a way of leading you All the Way Home.

 

GRAVE DELIGHTS
by Victoria Cerises

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Paranormal Romance

While a centuries-long war rages on between lycans and vampires, headstrong and bold lycan Veruca is still haunted by the death of the love of her life at the hands of a malicious vampire coven. Now, Veruca must battle with the fact that her once pious and gentle lover, Leda, is now a cruel and unforgiving vampire. Can the love they shared as humans withstand hundreds of years and thousands of deaths? Or will their love be a forgotten memory?

 

THE LADY AND THE THIEF
Deceived: Book 5
by Megan Derr

Fantasy

Adeline has been at the mercy of others her entire life: the aunt and uncle who constantly remind her she should be grateful they took her in after her parents died of a tragic illness. Her guardian in the city who constantly reminds her that she should be grateful they’re giving her a coming of age in the city. The suitors who make it clear she should be grateful they’re lowering themselves to even consider her.

The only person who’s ever made her feel wanted was Lisette, the maid she once fell in love with. The maid who fled in the night with stolen goods, including the pearls that were all Adeline had left of her mother.

Then, while at yet another ball where she feels alone, out of place, and trapped between choosing happiness or doing what’s expected of her, Adeline encounters the beautiful Lady Wisteria—whom Adeline knows better as the maid Lisette…

 

BAKER THIEF
by Claudie Arsenault

Fantasy

Adèle has only one goal: catch the purple-haired thief who broke into her home and stole her exocore, thus proving herself to her new police team. Little does she know, her thief is also the local baker.

Claire owns the Croissant-toi, but while her days are filled with pastries and customers, her nights are dedicated to stealing exocores. These new red gems are heralded as the energy of the future, but she knows the truth: they are made of witches’ souls.

When her twin—a powerful witch and prime exocore material—disappears, Claire redoubles in her efforts to investigate. She keeps running into Adèle, however, and whether or not she can save her sister might depend on their conflicted, unstable, but deepening relationship.

Baker Thief features a bigender protagonist who alternates between male and female throughout the story.

 

WARRIOR CLASS: SKY CUTTER
by S.L. Kassidy

Historical Romance

In the world of Prime, the Roshan Empire has spread from the East, conquering all before them. Led by one of the Empire’s deadliest warriors, Queen Ashni, the Roshan are now set to take the West, starting with King Dorian’s city-state. King Dorian needs time to mount a proper defense against the mighty army. How does he get the time? He sends them his daughter, Princess Nakia, as a goodwill hostage. Princess Nakia has to learn to survive among people she has heard are barbarians.

 

 

MISSION COMPROMISED
by Graysen Morgen

Action & Adventure / Thriller / Romance

Natalia Moreno is thrilled when she arrives in Fiji for a relaxing vacation. However, she soon discovers the overwater bungalow she’s staying in has been double booked for the entire stay, and the resort is full. Annoyed and frustrated, she has no other choice but to share her hut with a stranger.

Christian Garnier is sent to Fiji for what she refers to as a working vacation, until she finds out she has an ornery roommate for the next two weeks who is dead set on making her job twice as hard.

Soon, all hell breaks loose and the two women are sent around the world on a wild goose chase.

 

THE FALLS CITY FIVE
by Sarah Markel

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Crime

Life is going well for two of the FBI’s most accomplished Agents. Agent Max Prescott is well-respected in her field, with a stellar reputation and six years of service under her belt. Agent Dani Prescott’s reputation is almost on par with her wife’s, although she’s only been with the agency for a few years. Despite their Superior’s concerns about having married couples work the same assignments, Max and Dani have proven themselves as an elite team.

When five teenage girls go missing from a small Oregon community, Max and Dani are called in for an undercover operation like none they’ve executed before. The devoted couple has portrayed themselves as everything from sisters to rivals, but this case is different. This time, they’ll be passing themselves off as mother and daughter.

While Max finds herself teaching, and studying, a High School English class, Dani is chosen to join the students. Parading around with a bunch of seventeen-year-old’s is not how Dani envisioned spending her first wedding anniversary. Within days of their private celebration, a girl she’s befriended becomes the sixth to go missing. Determined to find, and stop, whomever is responsible for the disappearances, Dani delves into the strange world of teenagers.

Will Max and Dani be able to locate the missing girls and return them to safety? Or, will Dani become the seventh victim of a diabolical mastermind, hell-bent on purging the town of the sins of youth?

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

BEOWULF FOR CRETINS
by Ann McMan
narrated by Christine Williams

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.

 

THE CURVY SIDE OF LIFE
by Suzie Carr
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

With her divorce finally behind her, Faith Miller is ready to move forward. And then, life tosses her a few unavoidable curveballs. Before long, she finds herself traveling down to her sister’s house on the coast of Rhode Island with her seven-year old daughter. What she hoped might be a reflective time for her turns into a whirlwind adventure, thanks to her sister’s live in in-laws and the gorgeous pet and house-sitting neighbor, Candace. Candace is sexy and fun, and pulls on Faith’s heart. Faith, trying to stay focused and get her life back on track, attempts to ignore her growing feelings for Candace to no avail. What starts out as a casual and steamy interlude evolves into something more serious. Will Faith decide her heart is better closed off from potential heartbreak or will she open it back up again to see what this new love has to offer?

 

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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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