New Lesfic Goodies: August 28th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

NEW BOOKS

 

CLIMBING THE LADDER
by A.E. Radley

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romcom

Getting the job of your dreams is fantastic, until you bring the company to its knees in your first week.

Chloe Dixon just got her life back on track following an emotional break up. When she trusts the wrong person, she finds herself in the middle of a PR storm. She needs to fix her mistake if she is to keep her long-coveted job and save one of the most influential magazines in the country.

 

LOST FOR WORDS
by Andrea Bramhall

Romantic Comedy

Sasha Adams has it all. Fulfilling career, loving family, great friends, and… Who’s she kidding? She lives at home with her aging mother, Fleur. She works as a massage therapist, and spends all her time with her best friend, Bobbi. But damn it, she’s happy. Well, okay, maybe not happy, but she’s content. It’s enough. Until the well-meaning but meddlesome women in her life, Fleur and Bobbi, team up and enter Sasha into a writing competition with the potential to change her life.

Film producer and director Jac Kensington has the career she’s spent thirty years honing to perfection, with little thought to her personal life. She helps run an annual scriptwriting competition in search of new talent and projects for her company to produce.

Meddling might have brought Jac and Sasha together, but fate has plans of its own. Sasha’s life is on the brink of changing beyond all recognition in this bittersweet lesbian romantic comedy.

 

A PROPER CUPPA TEA
by KG MacGregor

Romance

A disastrous office affair has left Channing Hughes unemployed and (very bloody) cynical. What better time to leave Boston for her native England, where her late grandfather has named her sole heir of the Hughes fortune, along with the centuries-old manor house that’s been in the family for generations. Only one problem with that plan—there is no Hughes fortune.

The only way out from under the hefty tax bill is to sell the manor as quickly as possible or find a high-level job to support it.

If anyone deserves to be cynical about life, it’s Dr. Lark Latimer. She overcame a dysfunctional upbringing in East Boston only to lose both her college sweetheart and a promising medical career when her Ma fell critically ill. Determined to bounce back, Lark signs on with a pharmaceutical company, a job that takes her abroad to investigate a drug trial gone sideways. She finds an English countryside that’s bursting with charm—including the dry-witted, sophisticated Channing, who may be just what the doctor ordered.

Neither woman imagined the spark they shared on their transatlantic flight would lead them to life-changing decisions. Will Channing give up a future with Lark to save her home? Or will Lark persuade her to sell the manor and return to Boston?

Their time clock is ticking.

 

WHAT HAPPENED AFTER…
Chicago Series Finale
by Nicole Pyland

Romance

Do you ever read a story, fall in love with the characters and wonder what happens to them after the book ends? Epilogues are nice, but they’re a snapshot in time. Maybe it’s a year after the end of the book or even just six months. Maybe there’s a proposal or a wedding. Maybe a character announces she’s pregnant. Maybe a character just got their dream job.

I write the epilogues in my books mostly for myself because I want to know where they go next. I like to check in on them to find out about those next big steps in their lives. What I’m doing here is adding to their stories.

There’s a danger in this, of course. What if you’re already satisfied with how the story ended for the characters? What if this ruins it for you? That is a risk you’ll have to decide on your own to take. I’m merely providing short glimpses into the lives of my characters beyond their epilogues.

If you plan to read these, please read all the books in the series first. Because the lives of the characters in the Chicago Series are so closely woven together, you won’t want to read the additional content for Eva and Ember, for example, until you’ve read all four of the Chicago Series books.

 

LOVE IS TRUTH
Hearts of Palomino: Book 3
by Emily Sharp

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Julie Mason is happily married and awaiting the birth of her first child. Becoming a mother has always been her dream, but sometimes dreams are not all they seem. From the outside everything might look perfect but inside Julie is slowly falling apart.

Veroncia Mason has finally got it all. Married, her own home, the perfect job and a kid on the way, she never knew life could be so great. But being able to keep the perfect home and Julie happy is a lot more expensive, and exhausting, than she initially thought.

When a series of events begins to shatter the illusion of perfection, each woman retreats in the only way she knows how. As the love of her life starts to grow distant, Julie begins to wonder if she, herself, is the cause. And as for Veronica, she will do whatever it takes to keep Julie and her new son happy, no matter the cost.

How will each woman come to realize that, when the dust settles, the truth is the one thing they both need?

Book 3 of the Hearts of Palomino Series

Although this is Book 3 in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone story.

 

STUNTED
by Breanna Hughes

Romance

Professional stuntwoman Jessie Knight takes her job very seriously and although she works in the entertainment industry, she has zero desire for fame or notoriety. She also has a very strict no-dating policy when it comes to coworkers. That is, until, she meets famous actress Elliot Chase on the set of her new film. The adrenaline rush of the stunts is nothing compared to the sparks that fly between them.

After a passionate night together, a sex tape is leaked that sends Jessie and Elliot’s private and professional lives into a spiral. Will the fallout be too much for them to last? Or will they find a way out of the mess together?

 

PLUS 1
by Erica Lee

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Rory Montgomery thought she had her whole life figured out. While she loved weddings and everything involved in them, she knew marriage wasn’t the path for her. She was happy casually dating. At least that’s what she thought until she met the beautiful, flirtatious Jenny Hanson at a wedding and her whole world was turned upside down.

Jenny didn’t have any plans of getting married either. It was the perfect formula for a lasting friendship, except for the fact that the two girls were highly attracted to each other and lived at opposite ends of the country.

As the two girls navigate through this friendship filled with plane rides, weddings, and lots of flirting, Rory begins to question if the life she always planned on is really what she wants.

 

CYPRIAN THE FAIR
Salvaggio’s Light
Book 9
by C.L. Cattano

Romance

Rafe Salvaggio took precautions to protect herself from being placed in a medical facility against her will. Now those precautions have come to light and the fallout causes chaos abound. Rafe’s childhood friend Gabri has taken Rafe under his care and made the decision to get her home to Italy.

Eden Kingsley must find the courage and the strength to step out of her comfort zone and follow her heart—even if it means flying thousands of miles away to an unfamiliar place. Her daughter Bronte is growing up fast and needs Rafe in her life. Eden must unravel the truth about Rafe’s affair and travels to New York to confront the past.

Julia Hawthorn is helping Eden with everything from taking care of Bronte to getting through the trauma of Rafe being whisked away by Gabri. She is methodically infiltrating Eden’s life with the goal of keeping Eden for herself. If she can’t persuade Eden not to travel to Italy, she will accompany her to protect what little ground she’s gained. She is not afraid of confronting Rafe and spinning the narrative to get what she wants.

 

HONEYMOON SUITE
Jayce & Emma: Book 5
by Barbara Winkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romantic Suspense

The finale…

Jayce’s latest undercover assignment with a group of counterfeiters was supposed to go smoothly…after all, she and Emma have a wedding to plan. It turns out that both of them will have to confront their past to move forward in the present.

 

THIS TIME
by S.W. Andersen

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Paranormal Romance

Some people believe love transcends time and space. Dr. Contessa “Tess” Kenner isn’t one of them. Free spirited artist Elena Jake, on the other hand, wants to fall in love with the woman of her dreams—quite literally. When pasts and presents merge, Tess and Elena embark on an unimaginable journey that has them both questioning their sanities. Will these two souls rediscover an epic love? Or are they destined to forever be star-crossed lovers? This paranormal romance is a must read for every true romantic who believes true love knows no bounds.

 

WOUNDED BEAR
Whiteheart Clan
Book 2
by Chloe Peterson

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Paranormal Romance

Jade, a highly trained former soldier, knows that she’s not girlfriend material. The dark secret she keeps hidden reminds her of that fact every day.

Waitress Emma has worked hard all her life to take care of her alcoholic mother and carve out some semblance of a life. But an encounter with her mother’s latest beau leads to Emma witnessing a murder.

Overwhelmed and now the sole witness, Emma takes hits the road and runs straight into Jade. But Emma isn’t safe yet, because the murderer that’s chasing after her is more than your average rogue shifter, and the power he wields will soon prove that…

 

QUARTERLING
by Natasja Hellenthal

Available in Kindle Unlimited
YA Fantasy

When Fay and Zemandu — two powerful women of a very different nature, yet both the last of their kind — cross paths, they’ll forever change the course of humanity, but at what cost?

Will Fay risk losing her heart and her innate empathy to the tracar– the very characteristics what makes her a comyenti in the first place –without jeopardising her vital mission?

It’s a stand-alone book and can be read on its own, but it’s also a spin-off from the Comyenti Series.

There is one trigger scene that includes mild violence/potential rape, but since it’s young adult and a superhero story it’s not explicit or detailed.

 

A DATE WITH DEATH
by Mia Archer

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Fantasy

Defeat an evil necromancer.
Save the school.
Get the girl.

As if senior year wasn’t already complicated enough! I just wanted to keep my head down, hang out with friends, prep for college, and worship Stacy Thompson from afar. Was that too much to ask?

I guess, because I got distracted by Stacy heading to cheer practice in a pair of impossibly tight shorts and stepped in front of a bus. That’s right. I died on the first day of school.

Oops.

Dying wasn’t the bad part. Not really. I’d died before, and I always bounced back. Call it a perk of being a reaper’s daughter. Only with this death I learned the terrible awesome truth: I keep bouncing back because I’m destined to become a reaper just like dear old dad!

That’s right. Me. A reaper. Complete with black robes and a scythe. The whole shebang. Yeah, right!

I figured with enough time I could avoid my fate. Only fate came looking for me when I followed Stacy, and her impossibly tight shorts, up to the infamous Thompson mansion. A haunted mansion that was once the haunt of an evil necromancer who sent his fair share of people to the other side, and was now a favorite makeout spot for teens with more hormones than sense.

Go to a makeout spot with Stacy? Yes please. Even if we were going with a group of friends. Even if the whole almost-date was ruined by a necromancer who should totally be long dead showing up, killing my friends, stealing their souls, and enslaving their bodies into his undead army!

Now I’m stuck with a ghost cheerleader who spends half her time acting like she’s interested in yours truly and half her time demanding I get her body back. Talk about confusing. Meanwhile I have to hide her existence from dear old dad so he doesn’t drag her to the other side, all while trying to figure out how to defeat an evil necromancer before he unleashes his undead minions on the world!

Call me the Gwen Reaper, because it’s time to kick some necromancer butt and save the girl!

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

CAPTAIN’S CHOICE
Fairview Station Novel
by VK Powell
narrated by Hollis Elizabeth

Newly promoted police captain Bennett Carlyle considers being project manager for the new district substation the way to prove her worth in the male-dominated upper ranks of the department.

But when the first girl she loved returns as the architect with little understanding of the operational needs of a police station, Bennett’s career and her heart could face permanent damage.

Architect Kerstin Anthony believes the new police substation will be the springboard to her own firm and the necessary resources to care for her mother. When she confronts the girl she kissed in high school, now a tantalizing police officer with unrealistic expectations about the new facility, Kerstin’s path to success becomes littered with unexpected hurdles. Along with tight deadlines, budget restraints, and architectural challenges, she has to battle both past and present feelings for the woman she was torn away from years ago.

 

THE NEIGHBOR
by Gerri Hill
narrated by Nicol Zanzarella

When Laura Fry returns to her childhood home to care for her invalid mother, she hopes the writer’s block that has swallowed her writing career will disappear. She doesn’t plan on turning into a “yard girl” but her mother’s long neglected lawn beckons her to return it to the lush and colorful display it had been before her mother’s accident.

She also doesn’t plan on making friends with the “nympho lesbian” next door but she finds it impossible not to watch the parade of playmates the neighbor brings to her pool.

Cassidy Anderson likes pool parties and female company. And while the pool remains the same, the female company changes nearly every weekend. As her mid-40s approach at an alarming speed, she’s still searching for the love of her life. As she finds herself seeking out the company of the cute tomboy next door, she starts to realize that she’s been looking in all the wrong places. Could it possibly be the neighbor who holds the key to her heart?


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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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