New Lesfic Goodies: October 2nd Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

NEW BOOKS

 

SOMETHING ABOUT US
by Jea Hawkins

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Wild party girl Annie is willing to try anything once. Except commitment. After a vicious high school heartbreak, she would rather have fun than put her heart on the line. So when a friend-of-a-friend makes her want to do more than kiss and run, Annie hesitates. Not because she’s afraid of losing her heart, but because she’s surprised at the strength of her feelings for Meg.

Meg is confident, fun, and can match Annie shot for shot, while still keeping a cool head. When they’re together, there’s never a dull moment. But Meg wants more than a good time. She wants to break down the wall Annie has built around her heart and offer her lasting love.

Will the party girl take a chance on something real with her heart or is she destined to dance with herself?

This short, sweet and fluffy novella is a follow-up story to Something About You.

 

FIREFLIES
by Lise Gold

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Senior Purser Mia Donoghue is always on the go, leaving her little time for herself. She doesn’t mind being busy; it provides distraction from painful memories and her daily struggle to stay sober. The single and attractive Captain Ava Alfarsi has no problem meeting women, but her control issues and fear of people finding out she’s far from perfect stand in the way of connecting with others on a deeper level. When the two become aware of each other’s deepest secrets, they find comfort in the knowledge that they’re not alone. The attraction is undeniable as they embark on a healing journey together. Can Ava learn to let go, and can Mia somehow make peace with her past? 

 

LOVE MOST LIKELY
Lesbian Light Reads: Book 13
by Elizabeth Andre

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

When Melissa attends her ten-year high school reunion, all she wants is to tell her longtime crush how much she’s always loved her. They will then ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after. Alas, the woman has a wife. She has a child, and she isn’t interested.

In walks T.J., a beautiful woman with long braids and a lovely smile. They barely knew each other in high school, but it may be time for them to get to know each other better. And then there’s Hayley, another old high school friend. She seems to have her sights on Melissa, too.

Melissa may not get the woman she thought she wanted, but, if she can put aside the story she’s already written for herself, she may just get the love she’s always deserved.

 

LOVE UNDERCOVER
by Ellie Spark

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Admitting one’s sexuality can have devastating consequences. Julia Simmons’ enviable lifestyle will be shattered if her secret is exposed. For Alice King, relationships with family members will be destroyed. Will these two women find the courage to step out from their secret lives and admit their true desires, or will they continue to live undercover?

 

WHERE WE BELONG
by Melissa Tereze

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Mati Wilson believed that she had it all. A job that made her smile, and a girlfriend who made her world spin.

Leaving the US for a job opportunity in London shattered that illusion, and her relationship, rendering her single and loveless. When life once again changes, will she survive or will she forever wait for the day when things fall apart?

Olivia Miller was once her entire world. Can she resume that role in Mati’s life, and future, or are some things just too painful to forget?

One thing is for sure, nothing is ever quite how it seems…

 

THE VAMPIRE’S HEART
The Dark World: Book 1
by C.M. Blackwood

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Fantasy

Emily Foster is a young teacher from England with no family and no home. When her young student dies of consumption, she is forced to seek a new position. She ends up in Transylvania, working with the children of a British doctor named Quinn.

The castle where Emily finds herself staying is a strange place, filled with shadows and unusual people. Quinn’s children are odd, and the castle is surrounded by the howling of wolves.

Yet there is one bright spot amidst the shadow. Quinn’s colleague has a niece named Belle, and she’s a beautiful young woman. Emily falls for her instantly, but . . . Belle has secrets she’d rather not share. It’s clear that she has feelings for Emily, but it’s also clear that there’s something much larger – something much more dangerous – standing in the way of her making those feelings known.

As the mysteries of the castle come to light, Belle presses Emily to flee. But Emily is too deeply in love with her. Will they find a way to conquer the evil that lurks within – or will it rise up to swallow them both?

Each book in the Dark World series is a stand-alone lesbian romance with new characters and settings.

 

A PERFECT STORM
The Wrong Woman Quartet:
Book 4
by Jane Retzig

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Mystery Romance

Six months have passed since the events of ‘A Betrayal’.

Tracey and Mik’s Big Society Wedding is just ten days away.
Dani is banned from attending… Kate is dreading the hen party… And Jaiden is terrified that Saskia will be whisked away by persistent millionaire suitor Davros Pentacosta.

Meanwhile, Jamila and the National Crime Agency are closing in on Tony and Maria.

And a shock departure, a grisly discovery, and a looming proposal, are about to stir up all the right conditions for a ‘Perfect Storm’.

 

JACKPOT
by Mairsile Leabhair

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Mystery Romance

Kenny, a struggling college student, also is supporting her ailing grandmother. She wins the largest lottery in Arkansas history and rapidly develops a reputation for exuberant spending and wild parties. Life is good, until the downside of suddenly becoming the latest millionaire uncovers a dark family secret. She must choose her friends carefully. They will need to work as a team to find the person or persons who have taken her grandmother.

Chelsey, a new employee, is attracted to the tall woman that sat down to eat lunch with her and her new friend Sophie. But their introduction is suddenly interrupted by the luck of the draw. It would be weeks before she could continue to develop her friendship with Kenny and even then their relationship needs to take a back seat to the search for Kenny’s grandmother.

 

SATIVA STRAIN
The San Franciso Mystery Series:
Book 5
by Alexi Venice

Legal Thriller / Crime Drama

A legal thriller/crime drama that tests the bonds of love and loyalty among District Attorney Amanda Hawthorne, Dr. Jen Dawson and Detective Tommy Vietti.

In Sativa Strain, Amanda carries with her the quiet confidence of a yogi, the unrelenting burden of a prosecutor, and the demons that torture the corners of her soul.

Newly re-elected as San Francisco’s DA, Amanda faces her biggest internal and external foes yet when she and Detective Tommy Vietti investigate a high-profile murder implicating Kara Montiago, the CEO of a Silicon Valley tech company and candidate for President of the United States.

Sleep evades Amanda as she obsesses over the specter of a respected colleague’s involvement in the toxic murder scheme. Navigating the shoals of SFPD corruption, Tommy and Amanda learn that Kara Montiago is a philandering, Sativa-smoking dominatrix who preys on male subordinates at her company.

Amanda is especially vulnerable during her outpatient drug rehab therapy, fighting urges that tempt her day and night. Battling her desire to control everything around her, Amanda rekindles her relationship with Dr. Jen Dawson, the love of her life, testing the boundaries of Jen’s patience.

 

THE WOMAN WHO TRIED TO BE NORMAL
Those Strange Women: Book 3
by Anna Ferrara

Suspense / Science Fiction

In 1975, Helen Mendel married a widower and aircraft engineer, moved into his suburb in Los Angeles, 375 miles away from Area 51, and got herself merrily settled into a life of domestic bliss with nothing but her husband’s pleasure on her mind.

Ethel Ashlock, wife of her husband’s colleague, a depressed alcoholic addicted to Valium with unfulfilled dreams of becoming a pilot, hates her on sight. She thinks Helen’s just another boring, brain-washed housewife and doesn’t make any effort to hide how much she detests her.

She doesn’t realise Helen is not as commonplace as she appears; that she has synaesthesia—the ability to see sounds, hear images and taste feelings—and a past she’s not telling anyone, not even her husband, about.

Things change when Helen, having tolerated enough of Ethel’s persistent hostility, lifts her veil of pretence. Ethel soon finds herself blackmailed, frightened, and also… irresistibly intrigued by her new neighbour.

She becomes obsessed with getting Helen to like her and soon discovers they have more in common than she previously thought…

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

ADARA AND THE BEAST
by Emily Sharp
narrated by Lucy Rivers

A Modern Fairy Tale

Louise Vandercourt lives in a modern-day castle, but she does not believe in fairy tales nor the silly ideas of love that are associated with them. However, she does believe in the power of money and knows it can buy her anything, including the beauty who walks by her property every day. No one tells Louise “No”, and no matter what the cost, Louise will have her beauty by her side forever.

Though life seems to be at its worst, Adara Monroe still believes in fairy-tale endings, and the majestic castle not far from her home may be the very place where it could happen. Love, laughter, and happily ever afters, all these things must be so close….

When a series of events forces Adara to reside in the castle, she soon realizes that not all fairy tales are filled with happiness and princesses full of love. In fact, some are cursed with darkness and a very cruel beast.

In order for Adara to have the happily ever after she has always desired, she must find a way to break the curse of the castle and the curse of the one who has taken hold of her as well.

Contains mature themes.

 

SAPPHIC IN THE SHADOWS
Episodes 1-20
The Complete Series
by Leanna Headley &
Alex B Porter

A 1920s New York Mystery

Lesbian private investigator series set in 1920’s New York – 20 bite-size episodes.

Tired of the routine life of trying on dresses and looking pretty, Ella Quick has taken up a new job at Manhattan private investigations firm, Emerald Inc. As a secretary, Ella expects to spend her days making coffee and filing paperwork, so it’s a pleasant surprise when her boss, Josie Desroches, takes her on assignments that not only open her eyes to the world but also teach her a thing or two about herself. Soon Ella finds herself falling in lust with her boss as she enters a decadent underground world of speakeasies, sex workers and the mafia.

Full Series: 1920’s New York Mystery

Set in historical New York City in the Roaring Twenties during a period of social revolution for women everywhere, bringing about significant change from fashion to suffrage to gender and sexual expression. Sapphic in the Shadows is a racy series that follows Ella’s adventures as she and her feisty boss solve mysteries, get entangled with drugs, prostitutes, and the mafia, and encounter the biggest, most ingenious crime organization that the city has ever known.

Does it complicate things that Ella seems to be having romantic feelings for her boss? Certainly. Will it confuse matters further when Ella discovers her boss is a queer sexual deviant of the LGBT variety? A flirtatious and outlandish lesbian who regularly uses her attributes to get what she wants? Definitely.

Has Ella bit off more than she can chew by taking this job or would she have been better off staying at home, looking pretty, and hoping to snag a rich husband?

Listen on to find out…

Sapphic in the Shadows is the complete series.

 

GIVEAWAYS

An American celebrity chef and an Italian chocolate maker cook up a magical recipe for true love in the sweetest romantic comedy of the year.

Enter to win a free download code!

Would you like to win a free download of Letters to Cupid? Enter here for your chance. Winners will be contacted in one week. Entrants must be able to access the US or UK Audible store.

TB Markinson is giving away a limited number of copies of Confessions from the Heart (Prequel to the Confessions Series) to US and UK Audible listeners.

Email her at tbm@tbmarkinson.com to enter the contest. In the subject line, please write Confessions from the Heart Audiobook Giveaway. Be sure to tell her if you’re a US or UK listener.

That’s all you have to do.

The deadline to enter is October 8th.


A digital-loving ice queen and a cute stationery geek fall in love in Jae’s workplace romance Paper Love, which is set in Jae’s hometown.

Jae is giving away a signed paperback copy of Paper Love, plus a Black Forest-themed giveaway package that includes chocolate, wine gums, and other fun goodies.

To enter the drawing, head over to Jae’s blog and leave a comment. Click here for the blog post. 

The deadline is Friday, October 5.


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Happy reading!

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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