New Lesfic Goodies: August 14 Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

NEW BOOKS

 

THE DROPOUT
by Natasha West

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romantic Comedy

After dropping out of her first year of university because of a disastrous romance, Effie Brooks is ready to accept failure and go home. Only home isn’t an option anymore. Her parents have decided to take the hard line, unwilling to let their daughter become a slacker. That means sending the aggrieved teenager to live with her grandmother Helen, who’s just as resentful about the arrangement as Effie. It doesn’t make the for the most harmonious of living situations.

Effie’s at rock bottom. But when Gretchen Vaughn, an enigmatic rebel from Effie’s past, makes a reappearance Effie can’t believe her luck. Could she finally get a shot at the girl of her dreams? And if so… How do you romance a girl like Gretchen when you’re a dropout who lives with her cantankerous grandmother?

 

THE SHAPE OF YOU
by Georgia Beers

Romance

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.

 

LOVE’S VERDICT
by Carsen Taite

Romance

Attorneys Landon Holt and Carly Pachett want the exact same thing: the only open partnership spot at their prestigious criminal defense firm. When Landon and Carly are forced to collaborate on the defense of one of the firm’s A-list celebrity clients in a high-profile murder case, there’s no question the assignment is a test to see which one of them will get the promotion. Fierce determination to stand out fuels the already heated rivalry between them, but all those late nights working on legal strategy also fan the flames of attraction. When it comes to the verdict, will they compromise their careers for love?

 

TAKE YOUR TIME
by VK Powell

Romance

Police Officer Grace Booker’s life is good—but not quite everything she’d hoped. When a good deed goes wrong, she’s left with Dirty Harry, a raucous African parrot who really hates her. When Harry becomes louder and more neurotic, Grace takes him to the new local vet, Dr. Dani Wingate.

Recently laid off from her dream job as a zoo veterinarian, Dr. Dani Wingate accepts a temporary position in tiny Pine Cone until she can get back to her life in the city. The only thing she wants more than a lesbian who can do uncomplicated relationships is a one-way ticket out of town.

Dirty Harry brings them together, but their unexpected attraction keeps the sparks flying.

 

HIDDEN TREASURES
by Nicolette Dane

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Looking to leave her troubled past behind her, Annie Arbuckle takes a restaurant job in the northern resort town of Traverse City, far away from everything and everyone she knows. Annie needs change, a break from the party girl life she had in Detroit, and spending summer in this small town of vacationers seems like the perfect way to get her life back on track.

Then she meets Nora Lowe. Nora is a server at the restaurant, she’s gorgeous, curvy, exciting, with a bit of a wild streak. Things don’t always add up with Nora, she often seems to be hiding something, but Annie has a hard time saying no to someone so beautiful and so fun. And that can get her into trouble.

Now, with new love on the line, will Annie be able to avoid falling back into old habits while maintaining her budding relationship with Nora? Or will the mischief and the secrets that Nora clings to push Annie over the edge? Secrets don’t have to be wicked… and treasure isn’t always what we expect it to be.

 

 

CROSSING THE LINE
A Stick McLaughlin Novel: Book 2
by CF Frizzell

Historical Romance / Intrigue & Thriller

For Stick “Mac” McLaughlin, it’s all about family: the stalwart friends, her former gang of bootlegging hijackers, and, above all, her lover and their daughter. So when New York mobsters begin squeezing the livelihood of new friend Rey, a veteran rumrunner on rural Lake George, Mac lends Rey resources but remains safely distant from enemies of the past.

Grateful for help, Rey opens her backwoods life to Mac’s seasoned, gun-toting crew, but never expects it to include the likes of petite bombshell Millie. The buxom, wily spitfire’s gumption and sass are as vital to the cause as they are aggravating…and beguiling.

But the Mob soon discovers a nemesis within its ranks, and, in the ultimate retaliation, draws Mac from anonymity by threatening everything she holds dear. Now, to finally end this deep-woods nightmare, Mac must cross the line with a vengeance.

 

SOUL OF THE PACK

A Wolfgang County Novella
by Jenny Frame

Paranormal & Urban Fantasy / Romance

Wolf expert Maddox “Ripp” Rippington knows nothing about her past and has only ever felt at home among her wolves at Willow Creek Wolf Sanctuary. When the Sanctuary is shut down, she’s lost. The only clue to her past is a birth certificate with the name Ansel Wolfgang on it, but she has never been brave enough to track her father down. Until now.

Kindergarten teacher Kyra Wolfgang is more than attracted to the mysterious human who arrives in Wolfgang County, a human as dominant and confident as any wolf she has ever met. For the first time in her life, Kyra knows the passion she has always longed for. But with the Wolfgang Alpha and Second distrustful of Ripp’s sudden appearance and her claim of a connection to the pack, does Kyra and Ripp’s love stand a chance?

 

CAPTIVE
by Donna K. Ford

Romance / Intrigue & Thiller

Greyson Cooper is exactly where she wants to be in life when she sets out on a section hike of the Appalachian Trail. When she’s abducted and placed into slavery in a fight club, she isn’t about to be a part of their barbaric plan and does everything she can to upset the ranks, even if it costs her her life.

Olivia Danner has worked hard for everything she has. All that’s left is her dream job and someone to share her life with. But her plans are cut short when a man who wants her as his personal prize kidnaps her.

Together in captivity, Olivia and Greyson become players in a game of deceit and violence. To survive and escape, they will have to figure out whom they can trust. If they can get out alive, the next challenge will be forging a path to lasting love.

 

SAVAGE HORIZONS
New Horizons Series: Book 2
by CJ Birch

Romance / Speculative Fiction

Captain Jordan Kellow knows all too well that change only takes a moment to rip through your life. Since the moment she escaped the Burrs and her father, her life has been a series of life-altering moments. She thought she’d built an inner strength that would see her through every obstacle, until she meets Lt. Ash on the eve of her first mission in command. Her feelings for Ash have her past and future colliding, setting in motion a series of events that strands her crew in an unknown galaxy thousands of light years from home.

Now Jordan must decide which moment will define her future. Is she the captain of the Persephone, in command of her ship and her life? Is she strong enough to forgive her father for past wrongs? And most important of all, is she brave enough to fight for the woman she wants?

 

SECRETS OF THE LAST CASTLE
by A. Rose Mathieu

Crime & Mystery

Attorney Elizabeth Campbell and Detective Grace Donovan find themselves once again on opposite sides of a case when Elizabeth represents a young man accused of murdering an elderly woman, a case in which Grace is the lead detective. Initially, even Elizabeth doubts his innocence, but as she begins to dig, she finds a much deeper, darker secret that leads to an abandoned antebellum plantation that was a former headquarters for the Knights of the Golden—secret society that was believed to have disappeared after the Civil War.

When Elizabeth and Grace join forces to take down the Knights of the Golden Circle, they must also learn to separate work from love or risk losing each other forever.

 

PIONEERING
Sequel to Cavalcade
by K’Anne Meinel 

Action & Adventure / Historical Romance

One family’s saga had just begun…In the epic sequel to Cavalcade, we learn what happens to the Herriots when they arrive in Oregon and take up their claim. Erin and Molly arrive in Oregon with their family where they have been granted six hundred and forty acres of land under the Organic Laws of Oregon. They must build their home, farm the land, and eke out a living on this piece of raw land. Wolves, bears, and wildcats are the least of their worries in this new land. Hard work and trusting that each will do their very best are the keys to conquering the wilderness as they pioneer their lives on the high plains of Oregon! Come along as the Herriot family lives a life few have attempted in this wilderness near the Blue Mountains of Oregon.

 

PRECIPICE OF DOUBT
by Mardi Alexander and
Laurie Eichler

Action & Adventure / Romance

Veterinarian Jodi Bowman has lost confidence in her skills after a series of bad outcomes leave her questioning her every move. Her assistant Cole Jameson offers the support she needs to get back on her feet, and as their mutual affection deepens, Jodi wonders if Cole might not be as straight as she appears. Cole lost everything in a workplace romance once before, and she has no interest in allowing history to repeat itself. But can she resist Jodi, and her own heart?

As wildlife carers Charlie and Pip settle into their new relationship, immigration challenges threaten to tear them apart. When all four women confront the wrath of the Australian wilderness, will love be enough to guide them?

 

EMILY MONROE IS NOT THE CHOSEN ONE
Book 2: Unchosen
by Erik Schubach

Romantic Superhero Comedy

Emily Monroe may be a lot of things, but one thing is for sure, she is NOT the Chosen One.

Now that the truth about Emily and the Chosen One has been revealed to them, they are reeling and things will never again be the same for Emily at Big Burger.

The Chosen One rebels, learning the truth about her family and the Mayor strips her of the mantle of the champion of Big City.

While the new hero of the city, Mega Girl, makes dangerous decisions, the Chosen One must learn to be a normal person and get a new job and a normal life.

 

ALICE
by Sam Skyborne

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Psychological Drama

The case of Alice is a gripping psychological drama about freedom and self-discovery written by Sam Skyborne, featuring P.I. Toni Mendez.

Alice, a young British woman, accompanies her husband, Dr Magnus McCroy, on a business trip to Camps Bay, South Africa, as the full time carer for his elderly mother. What starts out as an exciting visit to one of the most beautiful locations in the world soon spirals into a life-changing crisis, in which Alice leaves Magnus and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and quest for freedom.

From the start, Alice’s adventures in this unknown and perilous land prove most challenging. Repeatedly faced with unexpected situations and unforeseen hurdles, it is not always clear who is friend and who is foe.

Meanwhile, P.I. Toni Mendez is struggling at her own personal crossroads. So, when presented with an opportunity for some distance from her dilemma, she agrees to take on a new case — to find Alice in Cape Town and bring her home safely and as discreetly as possible, to the United Kingdom, to Dr McCroy and the ominous powers that support him.

 

FREE BOOK ALERT

 

CONFESSIONS FROM THE HEART
Prequel to the Confessions Series
by T.B. Markinson

FREE until August 18th
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Cori Tisdale fears she’ll never find a woman who loves her for her and not because she has a famous mother and rich uncle.

In an attempt to protect herself, she fills the void in her life with a “friends with benefits” relationship. That is until Cori meets the beautiful and mysterious Kat Finn.

Cori quickly falls for the artist, and not everyone in her life is happy about it. Will Cori be forced to choose between love and friendship?

Confessions from the Heart is a smart and funny prequel to the best-selling lesbian romance series. If you like quirky characters, witty dialogue, and well-crafted prose, then you’ll love T. B. Markinson’s heartfelt series.


 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

LETTERS TO CUPID
by Miranda MacLeod
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

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!

 

 

A WOMAN LOST
A Woman Lost: Book 1
by T.B. Markinson

narrated by Stephanie Murphy

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Petrie has it all. She’s rich, beautiful, intelligent, and successful. None of this matters to her mom. Les-bi-an. That’s all her mom sees.

Even though Lizzie insists her mom’s antagonism does not bother her, Lizzie distances herself from her entire family. When her brother, Peter, calls her out of the blue to announce he’s getting married, Lizzie’s entire life changes drastically. Peter’s fiancée wants to bring the lesbian outcast back into the family. Will this desire cause Lizzie to lose everything dear to her?

Sarah, Lizzie’s girlfriend, is ecstatic about this change in Lizzie’s personal life. Sarah, the hopeless romantic, wants it all, including settling down with the fiercely independent Lizzie.

Can Lizzie be tamed? And can she survive her family and all of their secrets?

 

CRAZY FOR YOU
Pink Bean Series: Book 8

by Harper Bliss
narrated by Angela Dawe

Only love can heal a scarred soul

Jessica Porter is recovering from a medical procedure that has left her scarred, both physically and mentally. Before she goes back to work as a TV executive, she decides to call upon the services of her trusted escort, Laurel.

When a mix-up at the agency brings Liz to her door instead, it doesn’t take long for her to charm Jessica. As Liz’s disarming ways help Jessica slowly open up to the new reality of her body and her life, Jessica finds herself falling for Liz a little more each time.

But can Jessica accept Liz into her life completely, career and all? Or will the pressure of keeping up appearances doom their relationship before it even has a chance to flourish?

Contains mature themes.


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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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