New Lesfic Goodies: July 31st Edition

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the I Heart Lesfic newsletter. Thanks so much for taking part,  and here’s to a fab second year.

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

 

NEW BOOKS

 

DISCOVERING MORGAN
Journey of Exploration: Book 1
by JA Armstrong

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Erotic Romance / Short Read

Hannah Moran likes rules. She lives by them. Her rules have been her guide for thirty-one years. That is, until she meets Morgan Lane.

When Hannah’s best-friend and business partner asks her to appear on his friend, Morgan’s radio show, Hannah balks. When Morgan approaches Hannah, Hannah finds herself unable to refuse. As time passes, Hannah and Morgan’s friendship begins to thrive, along with it, Hannah’s attraction to her friend. Everything in Hannah’s life becomes uncertain. Are her self-imposed rules and schedules the means to the end she desires, or have they become the roadblock standing in her way? What does Hannah desire? Does she know? As she makes discoveries about Morgan, Hannah begins the arduous process of uncovering herself. It’s a journey she never expected to take. It’s an exploration she desperately craves.

Discovering Morgan is the first erotic-romance in the Journey of Exploration series of short stories by best-selling author JA Armstrong.

 

LOVE TRAUMA
Lakeside Hospital: Book 3
by Cara Malone

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Krys Stevens is the best trauma doctor at Lakeside Hospital.

She runs the ER like a finely choreographed dance and her dedication to her patients makes up for the ones she cannot save. She’s got a small group of coworkers she calls friends and she’s a superstar at the free clinic where she volunteers. What more could an ambitious young doctor want?

One day, a patient arrives in the ER intubated with a ballpoint pen and changes everything.

Darcy is a combat medic, or she used to be. Her whole identity was wrapped up in the Army until she was injured and sent back to civilian life. After ten years away, there’s not much waiting for her at home, but she’s determined to rebuild her life so she starts going to meet-ups to make new friends.

That’s how she befriends the meet-up coordinator, and how she discovers he’s allergic to shellfish.

One creative intubation later and she’s following him to the ER where she meets the passionate, beautiful and untouchable Krys. She stops only long enough to give Darcy a piece of her mind, but that’s all it takes to know…

Darcy wants Krys to be in the life she’s building.

This is the third book in the Lakeside Hospital series. Each book can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel and the series can be read in any order.

 

PUSH ME PULL ME
by Amanda Rhodes

Romance

At twenty-four, Mallory Grant is still struggling with adulthood. She can’t seem to make it in to work on time and deals better with her Tumblr friend on the other side of the world than a face-to-face with a real live human. But when her boss threatens to fire her as a rental agent, Mallory has to buckle down with her new client or end up jobless.

Corinne Ibori is moving to the Chicago area and needs a place to call home. Mallory’s goal is to find just the right location for Corinne’s needs and show her boss she’s turned over a new leaf. Corinne is thirty-five, self-confident, beautiful, flirty, has a French accent, and knows what she wants.

Mallory is finding it hard to believe that what Corrine wants might be her.

 

CONVICTION
An Emily & Colette Novel
by Raven J. Spencer

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

The sequel to Absolution:

Emily DeMarco has made amends and confronted her demons, or so she thought. Her job with Forbes Inc. has opened up many opportunities. Working with her lover, Carter Forbes’ head of security Colette Grady, Emily is excited to learn more about the firm’s off-the-book missions. New challenges require both Colette and Emily to take a look at their respective past – before they can move on together.

 

DANCING IT OUT
by Lisa Elliot

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Kate has moved to London and is embarking on a new life. She has become an independent, high-achieving young lawyer, who still hasn’t figured out who she really is yet. But when she moves into a house-share in north London and meets Lorraine, an enigmatic filmmaker, whose room is next to hers, an intense bond quickly develops as Lorraine reignites Kate’s love of music, clubbing and dancing. A sensual love story about awakening desire and finding the courage to follow your heart.

 

UNLEASHED
Case of the Great Danish
by Erik Schubach

Romantic Comedy

Finnegan May has had an eventful time in Manhattan since she first moved to New York City. Her unique profession and quirky, bubbly personality endear her to everyone who meets her.

Finnegan can’t seem to help herself from getting embroiled in trouble. It just seems to follow her around. On a simple visit to a bakery to get her jerk cop a danish, she lands herself in the middle of dognapping and death.

It is up to Detective Jane McLeary to find Finnegan as she flees through a blizzard in the middle of New York city with a huge Great Dane before her relentless pursuer catches her.

 

WRITTEN DREAMS
edited by Beth Burnett

Anthology

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to fall in love with a clown, you’ve come to the right place. Written Dreams is an amazing anthology of love found and love lost. It’s about dreams come true and dreams we didn’t even know we had. It takes us from an exquisite Irish beach to a summer vacation, where a young woman learns her grandfather is a man of hidden depths.

This anthology covers the breadth of human emotion in a range of stories crafted by graduates of the GCLS Writing Academy. With eighteen tales from great new talent and well-loved familiar voices, the stories in this volume will make you think, laugh, and cry.

Susan and Carolyn of Brisk Press approached the GCLS last year and asked if they could donate their time and equipment to creating an anthology of past and current writing academy students. The net proceeds are going to the scholarship fund of the GCLS Writing Academy.

 

THE TRAVELS OF CHARLIE
by JB Marsden

Historical Romance

In 1884, Charlene Dieter needs a new life, away from unwanted male suitors and from Jo, her best friend who has rebuffed her romantic overtures. Charlene finds her new self in “Charlie,” the man she always thought she should have been. Charlie decides to start a new life in Illinois, motivated by letters from a cousin of Charlie’s deceased dad.

Kitty McIntire, a young woman managing her prairie farm after her father’s death, also fends off a suitor, John Cameron. John, however, presses on, despite a rival for Kitty’s attentions in cousin Charlie, newly arrived in their small town. Charlie does his best to be a farmer, but sustains injuries that lay him up. Kitty attends him while he recuperates, and they begin to fall in love, when circumstances force Charlie to let Kitty in on his secret.

Charlie and Kitty together face the escalating verbal and physical attacks from John, as he tries to get Kitty and her farm for his own purposes.

Will John come between the love that Charlie has found with Kitty? How can they, two women in a time that men rule, bring John to justice?

 

THE DARK BLOODS
The Blue Moon Series: Book 2
by Destiny Hawkins

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Paranormal Romance

Alveya Tera. A monster, a killer, and an abomination. It was hard for anyone to believe that she was anything more, but one wolf thought differently. That was… until she lost control of the hybrid within her and left the Dark Bloods clan covered in blood.

Months later, Alveya returned to the Tera Mansion no better than before, and to make matters worse, she brought a friend. In less than a week after her arrival, a mysterious group of strangers began hunting the one person that she was trying to keep away from. The one that fate wouldn’t let her resist…

Crystal Blue.

And it was damn hard to play keep away while protecting her.

Even through the rage, the loneliness, and the pain of struggling to recover from years of neglect and abuse, Alveya would continue do anything to keep Crystal safe.

Even if it cost her her life.

 

I’M NOT A VILLAIN
by Mia Archer

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Scifi Superhero

Fialux, the greatest heroine Starlight City has ever known, has problems:

Stranded on a strange alien world with no way to get back to earth.

Surrounded by giant irradiated lizards hellbent on making her into a delicious snack.

Stuck with her girlfriend’s villainous crazy ex, complete with volcano lair, who’s hellbent on world domination.

Hunted by an alien civilization under the control of a parastic hive mind that will stop at nothing to enslave her or kill her.

Yeah, Fialux has had better days.

All she ever wanted was to help people. To use her powers for good. And now she’s stuck on a world where they don’t want heroes. A world where every heroic thing she does winds up looking downright villainous to the locals!

Stranded on a strange new world. Surrounded by enemies on all sides. Stuck with her girlfriend’s crazy ex who’s trying to take over that strange new world.

Fialux isn’t a villain, but this planet just might push her over the edge!

 

THE DEEP AND SHINING DARK
The Marek Series: Book 1
by Juliet Kemp

Fantasy

Magic within the city-state of Marek works without the need for bloodletting, unlike elsewhere in Teren, thanks to an agreement three hundred years ago between an angel and the founding fathers. It also ensures that political stability is protected from magical influence. Now, though, most sophisticates no longer even believe in magic or the cityangel.

But magic has suddenly stopped working, discovers Reb, one of the two sorcerers who survived a plague that wiped out virtually all of the rest. Soon she is forced to acknowledge that someone has deposed the cityangel without being able to replace it. Marcia, Heir to House Fereno, and one of the few in high society who is well-aware that magic still exists, stumbles across that same truth. But it is just one part of a much more ambitious plan to seize control of Marek.

Meanwhile, city Council members connive and conspire, unaware that they are being manipulated in a dangerous political game. A game that threatens the peace and security not just of the city, but all the states around the Oval Sea, including the shipboard traders of Salina upon whom Marek relies.

To stop the impending disaster, Reb and Marcia, despite their difference in status, must work together alongside the deposed cityangel and Jonas, a messenger from Salina. But first they must discover who is behind the plot, and each of them must try to decide who they can really trust.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

SAPPHIC SURFER
by K’Anne Meinel
narrated by Kellie Grey

Can a virgin such as Ashley cope with the feelings that are building inside her for the famous surfer? Can a Midwestern girl with all the morals and hang-ups ingrained in her overcome them to actually enter into a Sapphic romance with this woman? Ashley is a Midwestern girl who is enjoying “the life” in Southern California. She is living her dream. She learns to surf, a lifelong dream that wasn’t possible in Illinois. Now she meets professional surfer Willow Samuels who becomes a good friend to her. How good a friend isn’t really apparent until she realizes there is a mutual attraction. Ashley is conflicted when she realizes she is having feelings for her famous friend Willow. When Willow makes a pass at her she realizes that her friend is gay and attracted to her. How can she overcome a lifetime of ethics and values that just might destroy the happiness that Willow offers her?

 

FORBIDDEN MELODY
by Magnolia Robbins
narrated by Joan Dukore

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 15 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.

 

 

LANDING ZONE
by Erin Dutton
narrated by Lori Prince

Former U.S. Army pilot Lauren Henley and police training instructor Kim “Monty” Montgomery share a love of country, a sense of duty, and grief for a woman who left them too soon. That the woman they lost was a friend to one and a lover to the other should at least give Kim and Lauren something on which to build a friendship. But from the moment they met, they’ve been at odds.

When Lauren gets a job at the same police department as Kim, they are forced to at least fake professional respect. Eventually, respect and begrudging attraction turns to affection, then something deeper.


 

LESFIC NEWS

 

The awesome A.E Radley will be coming by to hang out for an hour and answer some questions from Les Reveur Lesbian Fiction Group members.

Times are below:

4th of August:

NY: 4:30pm
UK: 9:30pm
LA: 1:30pm
Mel: 6:30am (5th Of August)

If you can’t make it but would like one of the admins to post your questions please feel free to submit them before August 4th.


NEW PODCAST ON THE LESBIAN TALK SHOW
 
FIND EPISODE 1 HERE


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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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