New Lesfic Goodies: August 7th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

 

NEW BOOKS

 

A SWING AT LOVE
by Harper and Caroline Bliss

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Sweet Romance

On the fairway of life, love comes when you least expect it.

Diane Thompson is happy enough. Her successful accounting firm allows her plenty of time to play all the golf she wants and enjoy her life in small Sussex village Tynebury. She’s finally over the divorce from her husband, but potential suitors are few and far between for a fifty-something woman in the English countryside.

Tamsin Foxley is determined to keep matters of the heart separated from her new teaching job at the Royal Tynebury Golf Club after a disastrous romantic experience put an end to her previous employment. She has also vowed to no longer fall for women almost half her age.

When the new season starts at the golf club, Diane and Tamsin become fast friends. Their feelings for each other quickly go in an unexpected direction and they both have to reevaluate what it is they want from life.

Can Diane overcome her fear of falling for a woman? And can Tamsin accept her taste in women may have changed?

 

GIRL LOVE HAPPENS
Boxed set includes Prequel
and Season 1 & 2
by T. B. Markinson

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Tegan thought she knew what she wanted in life. Then she left home for college.

500+ pages of smart, sexy lesbian romance.

Tegan’s first experiences in college cause her head to spin, and she leans on a small group of new friends to survive all the changes.

Her roommate becomes her rock.

But growing closer to Gemma forces Tegan to realize something about herself that turns her world upside down and threatens her relationship with her family.

As Tegan navigates her feelings for a woman, it’s not solely her family she wants to keep out of her private life. But the prying eyes of friends and jealous rivals make it difficult to keep her secret safe.

The Girl Love Happens boxed set contains the prequel and first two seasons of the lesbian romance series infused with 1990s’ nostalgia. If you like tumultuous love stories, simmering chemistry, and colorful casts of characters, then you’ll love T.B. Markinson’s smart, sexy series.

 

 

LOVE OUT OF ORDER
by Ellie Spark

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

For as long as she can remember, God and his teachings have enveloped every part of Megan Davidson’s life, leading her to commit herself to the church as a Catholic sister. But lately, thoughts she’s suppressed for years are consuming her. Her faith is tested when dreams of a woman she’s attracted to begin to haunt her. She’d never felt lonely before. She had God; she had her social work at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and her prayer. But now? The more Megan tries to reject the impure thoughts, the emptier her life feels.

Investment banker Emily Masters has always been confident and comfortable with her life and choices, even if her own family has rejected her because of her sexuality. When a possessive ex-girlfriend’s actions land her in the hospital an instant attraction ignites between Emily and the lovely social worker. But the discovery that Megan is a Catholic sister crushes any hope of a future together.

Megan’s secret longings may be considered sinful, but is it more sinful to deny the truth about herself? If she chooses to explore her feelings, she could lose everything: her job, her church, her reputation. When she and Emily are offered a second chance, will they each take a leap of faith to explore a new love together?

 

 

COMING AROUND AGAIN
by Beth Burnett

Romance

What happens when you meet the right woman at the wrong time? Karma and Jane, each trapped in their own kind of abusive relationship, are about to find out. They wrestle with the demons that keep them imprisoned in their unhappy lives, knowing they must save themselves before they can save each other.

 

 

TRUE NORTH
Strong Southern Women:
Volume 3
by Ali Spooner

Romance

Cam’s story continues as the Gator Girlz business continues to thrive under her leadership, but will self-doubt jeopardize her relationship when Bugsy reveals the family moonshine business to an unsuspecting Luce? Will a devastating injury to Sandy end her career as a gator hunter or will it open a door to love? Join the St. Angelo family for a third adventure to find out more about life, loving and family in Bayou Country.

 

HER SEQUEL
by Adan Ramie

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance / Short Read

Bee Taylor has been living the good life as a movie director/producer complete with shallow actresses who fall all over her, but lately she’s been feeling run down.

When her old best friend calls her to come home to help deal with a family emergency, she uses it as a perfect way to get away from the life she thought she wanted, even though it means she has to face her bigoted family – and the girl she left behind.

Unbeknownst to her, her new life follows behind, and she has to make a choice – the bright lights or the love of the woman she thought she would never have.

 

ARMED BUT NOT DANGEROUS:
TO LOVE
Cops in Love: Book 2
by B.L. Wilson

Romance / Suspense

A doctor, Dionne Harris, falls for a seemingly indifferent homicide detective, Ashley Williams. After they sleep together, Dionne discovers the detective works for her brother, who is the police lieutenant. Dionne, who has broken several years of celibacy due to a relationship gone bad to sleep with the detective, wants a relationship with her. Unfortunately, Ashley’s motto is love ‘em and then leave ‘em, especially since she’s on a personal crusade to clear a bottom drawer case – a child kidnapping case that went cold years ago. Their major opposing viewpoints should end the relationship, but they don’t.

Will the two women work out their differences and become a couple? Will Dionne’s family stop interfering with their budding romance and let it happen? Will Ashley’s inability to solve her cold case cause a rift between Dionne and her, causing Ashley to lose all she has worked for? Will Ashley open her heart and let Dionne love her? Find out in Armed But Not Dangerous, to love.

 

 

BACK TO THE START
by Monica McCallan

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

When Remy’s grandmother dies, it means leaving her life in San Francisco and returning to a town she swore she’d never revisit, forced to confront a world she’d worked hard to put behind her over the last twelve years.

She’s not expecting that the first girl to ever steal her heart, the pretty, popular Fallon Lewis is still around, and in a town this small, their paths continue to cross much to Remy’s dismay. It’s hard enough seeing her first love, but it’s exponentially more difficult when she can barely stand to look at the woman.

Remy’s trip back has the possibility to open up doors she believed were shut long ago, but she’s never planned on staying, and she definitely never planned on letting Fallon back into her life.

If she thought being a teenager in a small town was hard, she’s about to find out how much harder life is when there’s no one but herself to blame for her problems.

 

AS LONG AS LOVE LASTS
by Jea Hawkins

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Historical and Contemporary Romance

2018 – She doesn’t know if a marriage is worth fighting for.

Peyton Kennedy quantifies everything in terms of numbers and risk. She looks at a problem and solves it, leaving no piece of the puzzle out. When her young, too-whimsical wife inherits a derelict farmhouse from a distant aunt, Peyton can only see the bottom line. Too much work. Too much money. Time. Energy. Definitely not worth saving.

But her wife knows how to get her way and Peyton finds herself roped into renovations. This… this may be the straw that breaks her marriage’s back, and Peyton’s worried about how not worried that makes her.

That is, until a seventy-year-old bundle of letters and a time-worn diary fall on her head.

Before she knows it, Peyton is drawn into the story of her wife’s great aunt, Marty, a woman who dared defy social conventions for the love of another woman.

1939 – She doesn’t know what love is.

Marty Bell thinks life will fall neatly into place. Her mother has expectations: A husband, wealthy enough to give Marty security for the rest of her days. When she meets a beautiful circus worker who shovels dung and pounds stakes for a living, it’s the first time Marty sees that she can stray from the path.

Soon, her life is dictated by not just her mother, but the upheaval of war and the one thing she never expected to find: love.

And Marty will risk anything and everything to hold onto it.

This is the bittersweet tale of a diary, an elephant, and four women who know that few things matter more than finding someone who loves them just the way they are.

 

 

MY STARLIGHT
by Loryn Stone

Young Adult

If only we could have met sooner…

Orly Kochav likes nerdy things. A huge fan of Japanese animation, cosplay, and playing the bass, she’s convinced she can use her natural charisma and swagger to get anything she wants.

Including beautiful girls.

But when her judgmental mother catches her kissing one of her girl-crushes and asks her a hideous question, Orly shuts down and goes into a state of emotional hiding. She grabs her nearest male friend, Spencer James, declares him her boyfriend, and lives in a quiet bubble.

That is, until her mom suddenly dies.

Now sixteen, Orly is itching to reclaim her prior life. And when her new friend, Serena Karl, informs her that a secret club dedicated to their favorite Japanese Anime, Lovely Starlight Fighter, is at their high school, Orly thinks she’ll be able to slip back into the world of fandom without issue. Until rising tension between the club president, Marcus Powell, and vice president, Danielle Cohen, threatens to tear the club apart. And a rising attraction to Danielle threatens to make Orly question every choice she’s about to make.

 

FUR AND FANGS
#9
by Rae D. Magdon

Paranormal Romance / Short Read

It’s Isabeau’s birthday, and Riley is determined to pick the best present ever. But what can they possibly give their immortal vampire paramour? Thankfully, Elyse, Colin, and Li Min are ready to help. Together, they might just manage to throw Izzy the perfect birthday bash.

 

 

 

OUTLAW DRAGON
Whiteheart Clan: Book 1
by Chloe Peterson

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Paranormal Romance

For Rowan, a dragon shifter, a relationship isn’t in the cards. How could it be, when everything she knew to be true turned out to be a lie? But when a nighttime flight that leads to a rescue mission brings a beautiful, curvy woman her way, Rowan will have to reconsider everything.

Eva hates her clan of wolf shifters. After years of doing grunt work and playing the dutiful daughter, an attempted kidnapping by an evil group of wolves finally pushes her to her breaking point. But just when things look bleak, she’s rescued by a powerful dragon, who she soon discovers is her childhood friend. Rowan is just as beautiful as Eva remembers, but what she isn’t prepared for is her reaction to her tall, lithe frame.

Soon, things begin to spiral out of control. Now Eva’s not facing just one enemy, but several of Falhurst’s shifter clans. As the stakes get higher, she finds herself leaning more on Rowan and her friends. But nothing is fair in war, and Rowan and her team will soon pay the price for helping an innocent…

This series features a team of strong women who hold their own, and fight for their place in the world. If you like thrilling action, rich characters, and passionate love stories, then you’ll love this book.

 

WHITE HEART: THE PROPHECY
The Blackened Souls Series:
Book 1
by Destiny Hawkins

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Fantasy

She was a Light Elf Warrior, and I, a Dark Elf Princess, but we weren’t so different, were we?

From two opposing kingdoms, our people have been fighting for thousands of years. First, with the will of the gods, but after much bloodshed and loss, they fought for revenge.

I was taught that the Light Elves were heartless killers, but it was hard to believe that someone with such a benevolent spirit could be as heartless as they say.

That’s probably why I ended up falling in love.

I should’ve known better though. I should’ve known the consequences of falling for her kind.

The night I thought that we were finally going to be together, I found myself alone at the bottom the ocean with more power than any elf could bear.

I had the power to destroy kings…and maybe even end a war.

 

PRINCESS OF THERMOPYLAE
Thermopylae Bound Series:
Book 1
by Belinda Harrison

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Fantasy / Romance

Greece, 510BC

Skylar has spent the past six winters travelling throughout Attica and the Peloponnese assisting those who requested aid, her father her only companion.

Princess Alexis of Trachis has spent the past five winters with the fearsome tribe of Molossians in Epirus, honouring the alliance her betrothal formed.

Two women with nothing in common. But when Skylar saves Alexis’ life, an invisible bond is formed, igniting an undeniable attraction. Alexis’ intended husband may be fierce, but so is Skylar, and both are used to getting what they want.

In the fight for the princess, there can only be one winner. Can Skylar have Alexis or will old alliances win out?

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

THE AMNESIA PROJECT
by Barbara Winkes
narrated by T.J. Richards

Romantic suspense with a dystopian twist…

What happened behind these doors?

In the summer of 2003, three young women and a teenage girl take a trip to New York City…Only three of them return.

Paige’s disappearance marks deep incisions in the women’s lives, impacting friendships, relationships and careers. Joy retreats. Paige’s older sister Alice seeks solace in alcohol. Dani vows to leave no stone unturned, feeling guilty and conflicted after seventeen-year-old Paige revealed her crush to her shortly before she vanished.

More than a decade later, Dani uncovers the shocking truth.

 

THE SHAPE OF YOU
by Georgia Beers
narrated by Lori Prince

Personal trainer Rebecca McCall is furious when her coworker is sidelined and she’s forced to teach the “Be Your Best Bride” class. As if being a size two for your wedding photos is all exercise is good for. Could the whole thing get more vain and sexist? The class is full of preening, giggling Bridezillas, but one woman stands out. The one who confesses she’s only there because her fiancée signed her up. Who does that to someone they care about? And why can’t Rebecca take her eyes off her?

Spencer Thompson is a second-guesser. After making the worst mistake of her life, she’s happy to abdicate responsibility and let other people make her decisions for her. She’s always felt a little bit too soft, a little bit too curvy in all the wrong places. Her fiancée apparently agrees because she signed Spencer up for a class at the gym. Terrified by the online profile of the instructor, the epitome of Zero Body Fat, Spencer is relieved to find someone new, and realistic looking, leading the class. Except the instructor seems to hate her and Spencer has no idea why.

When a perfectly innocent post workout smoothie leads to an earth shattering kiss, Rebecca wonders if she’s been wrong all along, and Spencer is challenged to make another decision that could change her life forever.

 

FAMILY AFFAIR
Chase Banter Trilogy: Book 1
by Saxon Bennett &
Layce Gardner
narrated by Layce Gardner

Oops is an understatement….

Chase Banter thought her life couldn’t get any weirder. Her mother has taken up private investigating, her writers’ group’s helpful suggestions have led to severe writer’s block, and her girlfriend’s family is nuts. Growing up isn’t high on her list of priorities.

What grip Chase has on her life is severely challenged when her girlfriend tells her about the little oops at the gynecologist. Seems the doctor mixed up the rooms, and now Gitana is pregnant. The reality of Gitana’s radiant glow – and growing waistline – finally convinces Chase to accept that she’s about to become a parent. There’s only one thing to do: Chase embarks on a nine-month plan to grow up, once and for all.

 

 

LESBIAN BOOK BINGO


CALLING ALL LESFIC AUTHORS

I Heart Lesfic is coordinating a sale to run September 10-14.

For details about the sale and how to enter one or more of your books, please visit this page.

The deadline for supplying the details is September 1st.

 


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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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