New Lesfic Goodies: January 8th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

Here are this week’s new ebook and audio releases, sales, and announcements.

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details. Or if you’re having a sale, please email me and let me know: tbmarkinson@gmail.com. Include “Sale for IHL Newsletter” in the subject line.

Anyone with lesfic news, give me a shout at tbmarkinson@gmail.com.

Happy reading and listening,

TB

 

ROMANCE

 

YEAR OF THE KISS

by Giselle Fox
Available in Kindle Unlimited

A perfect year begins with a perfect kiss…

It’s New Year’s Eve and single artist Sasha is ready to celebrate, but 2018 isn’t quite done with her yet. A last-minute shock at her day job sends her reeling, and it looks like the new year will get off to a rocky start. With some help from her kilt-wearing brother in law, Rob, she makes three little wishes for a happier New Year.

PhD student Naomi isn’t doing much better, the holiday season brought her a scandalous surprise. And without a special lady to celebrate with, she winds up with her parent’s at their friend’s New Year’s bash. Unaware that her night is about to get complicated, she confides in someone that controls her fate.

When Naomi’s and Sasha’s worlds suddenly collide, New Year’s Eve takes a magical turn. But just when they both thought they’d found someone special, their two paths are unwillingly torn apart. Will Sasha have to search all of Boston to find her? Will Naomi ever see Sasha again?

Year of the Kiss is a steamy New Year’s eve novella to help you welcome in 2019.

 

HUMBUG’S HOLIDAY HOMECOMING
Homecomings Book 1

by JA Armstrong
Available in Kindle Unlimited

It’s Christmastime, and Dr. Mick Mulligan has just arrived back at her childhood home after a five-year absence. She’s determined to help her mother, Leona, care for the house she grew up in and resolved to adjust to life back in Connecticut. After the childhood loss of her father, Mick proclaimed herself a “humbug.” Mick is happier in an operating room than gathering around a Christmas tree. Holidays conjure painful memories for the doctor. The problem is, Leona Mulligan thinks she’s Mrs. Claus.

Ruby Pope has lived next door to Leona Mulligan for five years. Ruby’s become Leona’s family, and Leona has been dubbed “Grandma Lee,” by Ruby’s six-year-old son, Logan. Logan and Ruby are about to challenge everything Mick had convinced herself to be true.

Loss has played a significant role in both Mick and Ruby’s lives. Both spend their days tending to sick people in the hospital; Mick as a vascular surgeon and Ruby as an ICU nurse. Neither could save the person they loved most. Mick has made it her mission to make a difference for families like hers. One day she might save the life of a little girl’s father at Christmas. Ruby has learned that life and death are inevitable parts of the other. She views life through Logan’s eyes with a sense of possibility and wonderment. Can Ruby and Logan help Mick rediscover the wonder of Christmas? What will Mick do when she’s forced to live in her mother’s version of the North Pole?

Humbug’s Holiday Homecoming is a story about finding the strength to love despite the inevitability of loss. It’s a journey of discovery, of letting go, and of learning to hold on again. What could be more magical than falling in love?

 

LOVE ON THE MOVE

by Ellie Spark
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Recovering from a recent break-up, pilot, Kim Miller, has left San Francisco for the bright lights of New York. Putting distance between herself and her ex, Kim, who prioritizes honesty above all else, is wary of new relationships and the potential for further heartbreak.

Angela Brady has learned to be evasive about her unusual occupation. Dealing with dead people all day doesn’t make for great first date conversation. Her evasiveness extends at times to lying. Convincing herself that her lies protect those she loves is easy, but can she convince the one person who really matters?

When these two women in their thirties meet there are immediate sparks. But, is there any future for their relationship or is it doomed from the start?

 

ROMANCING THE KICKER

by Catherine Lane

Parker Sherbourne has a talent for sports and seduction—and the body to prove it. When the High Rollers, the professional football team from Las Vegas, chase after her to be their point-after specialist, she jumps at the chance. Sure, the position is only a publicity stunt, but she has always been able to turn any situation to her advantage. Carly Bartlett joins the Rollers as the newest athletic trainer and the only other female on the payroll. This dream job could bring the financial security her family desperately needs. The head trainer has only one warning: don’t get involved with a player. Not a problem. She doesn’t go for guys. When Parker reaches out to Carly for treatment, sparks fly. Will Carly fall for Parker’s charms and put her own desires ahead of her family’s? Has Parker finally found the woman who’ll make her slow down and stop playing the angles?With the macho world of football against them, can they beat the odds in this lesbian sports romance?

 

HER SURRENDER
Irresistibly Bound Book 2

by Anna Stone
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Everything is falling apart for April. Her latest relationship has self-destructed, and she’s been unexpectedly promoted to director of the library she works at, only to find that the building has been sold to a ruthless corporation that plans to tear it down and replace it with luxury apartments.

While brooding at a bar, April attracts the attention of Vicki Blake. Vicki is confident, captivating, and has looks to die for. Although April can see right through the woman’s seductive smile, she decides to go home with Vicki to forget about her problems. When Vicki gives April a glimpse of her dark desires, it leaves April wanting more.

However, April soon discovers that the woman she shared an unforgettable night with is the vice president of the company that wants to demolish her library. Vicki intends to see the project through. April is determined to stop it.

Locked in a fierce battle of wills, April and Vicki are helpless to keep the tension between them from heating up. Every time they collide, neither can resist temptation. Will their volatile love-hate relationship cause everything both of them have worked for to go up in flames?

Her Surrender is the second book in the Irresistibly Bound series, following the bestselling Being Hers. Each book in the series can be read alone.

 

BEING MARGARET
British Royals Book 4

by Q. Kelly

The future for Britain’s Princess Margaret represents a marked change from her past. For example, Margaret will not be heir to the throne much longer due to the impending birth of her nephew, and her memory, while sometimes still resembling Swiss cheese, is better than ever. However, there is one memory in particular she wants to erase. It haunts her, sometimes crowding out her other thoughts and rendering her breathless.

Tessa Donovan, a detective in New York City, is the one person Margaret thinks can help, but Tessa doesn’t want to get involved. Margaret refuses to take no for an answer. She travels to Manhattan, seeks out Tessa and ushers in a future that neither of them could have envisioned.

Can Margaret get a happy ending like her sisters did?

 

THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT

by Kim Hartfield
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Twelve years ago, Poppy and Leah vowed to get married if they were both single at thirty. After losing touch, the unlikely pair reconnects just in time to meet the deadline. A lot has happened in the meantime… like both of them coming out of the closet. Now the popular girl marrying the science geek is an actual possibility. The contract was only a joke, though – wasn’t it?

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

TIMES LIKE THESE

by Ana McKenzie
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Best-selling author Lily Hammond writing contemporary romance as Ana McKenzie!

Merren Hardy is delighted when her thirst for new experiences turns into a holiday job for an attractive older woman. She’s more than happy to be muse, model, assistant, and lover – especially lover – for brilliant and successful Bianca Graves. After all, Merren’s smart with a big-picture view of the world and a practical streak wide enough to deal with Bianca’s difficulties. She’s a problem-solver. Except there’s one problem Merren’s never had to solve before – what happens when you fall in love with a woman who can’t see you properly?

Bianca’s an artist losing her sight, desperate to find a way to continue painting and keep her career and sense of identity. She needs more than a muse, more than a young woman to model for her. She needs someone to reach out and touch her when everything’s going dark – and help her find the way back to her life. Which surely means Merren’s too young, too different, worlds apart in experience. Bianca knows a summer fling at such a difficult time is one thing – but it can’t go any further.

As it turns out, however – there’s more than one way to be blind.

 

SWEAT EQUITY
A LadyLuck Startups Romance Book 1

by Monica McCallan
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Avery Simmons’ life is in a rut. As the co-founder and creator of a lesbian dating app meant to help people find love, or at least a fun fling, the irony isn’t lost on her. Her girlfriend broke up with her, she can’t fit into her favorite jeans, and to top it off, she’s getting a new roommate who will be privy to her depressing pity party.

Personal trainer Charlie Grant wants nothing more than a clean slate and a fresh start from her old life in New York City. One of her oldest friends offers an extra room in her San Francisco duplex, but Charlie quickly finds out that it comes at an unforeseen cost. A sullen, misanthropic storm cloud of a woman already lives there, and Charlie has to wonder if cheap rent is worth her sanity.

Avery wants to hide from her feelings, and Charlie wants to run from hers. Can they both survive living together? But more than that, can they finally help one another break down their walls along the way?

This is the first book in the LadyLuck Startups Romance series but also acts as a standalone novel.

 

SHOW ME HOW

by Harley Slate
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Emily’s mom taught her love was just another con game. Now Emily has a plan to nab a billionaire of her own.

Jessica’s a cynical club owner. Hookups are no-risk thrills because insta-love isn’t a thing in Vegas.

Or at least it isn’t before Emily and Jessica collide…

This 162-page lesbian romance novel includes brief on-screen violence, extended steamy encounters, and a splash of champagne. No cheating, no cliffhangers. Complete with the happily ever after you deserve.

 

CHOICES

by Tessa Vidal

Small-town sweethearts Caro and Shell were torn apart eleven years ago.

Movie star Caro has reinvented herself as Hollywood royalty. Every inch a polished princess, she keeps her humble past a deep, dark secret.

Down-to-earth Shell refuses to hide who she is or where she came from. Her practical approach makes her the most in-demand dog behaviorist in Los Angeles.

When a fluffy dog brings them back together, the old sparks blaze again– even though they’re now complete opposites. Is it really possible for an A-list movie star to share more than a few nights with a regular girl from their old hometown? Or have they missed their chance forever?

 

EROTICA

 

WEBCAM CHAT
Jade’s Erotic Adventures Book 13

by Victoria Rush
Available in Kindle Unlimited

When recent divorcée Jade searches online for a distraction one night, she uncovers a lesbian chat room where naked women have private conversations using webcams. Eventually she meets a young college girl who confides that she’s attracted to her straight roommate.

They strike up a conversation, and before long the two women are sharing an intimate exchange. But just as things begin to get interesting, their conversation is interrupted when her roommate returns earlier than expected to their dorm.

The next night, they pick up where they left off, but this time her roommate catches them at the height of their passion. Instead of leaving the two women to their own devices, she decides to join in the fun. For the rest of the evening, the three women share an intense and increasingly steamy online encounter…

 

COZY MYSTERY

 

FOR BUTTER OR WORSE
A Jamie Bravo Mystery

by Layce Gardner & Saxon Bennett
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Jamie Bravo is new to the Private Detective business. Armed with ten thousand business cards, a fedora and trench coat, the world’s ugliest dog, a parrot who impersonates movie stars, and a gay roommate, Jamie is ready for anything. That is, until she has to go undercover at the state fair’s butter sculpting competition.

The world-renowned butter sculpter, Lehane Noster, is missing. Did somebody kill him? Where’s the body? Is it hard to sculpt butter? Should Jamie sleep with London Wells (again)? And who is the mystery red-haired woman her ex wants her to follow?

Find the answer to these questions (and more) in For Butter or Worse, the third book in the Jamie Bravo cozy mystery series.

 

SCI-FI / MILITARY / ACTION

 

CONTACT 2020

by Natalie Debrabandere
Available in Kindle Unlimited

July 2020 – Planet Earth. Freelance news photographer Sky McKenna is in New York, investigating dark rumours about the murder of US kids by the military. Urban legends? Insane lies? Children are dying, and no one knows. Meanwhile, President Trump is on track for re-election. A series of lethal asteroids recently narrowly missed the earth, and a new planet is visible in the sky. Religious zealots and end-times aficionados are whipping an already stressed-out population into even worse frenzy. As fear and violent riots increase, a state of emergency is declared across the land. These are dangerous times indeed, and yet Sky has no idea of the magnitude of the personal challenge that she is about to face. By summer’s end, she will have been transformed forever… The fate of all Humankind will be in her hands.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

IN THE DIRECTION OF THE SUN

by Lucy J. Madison
narrated by Tegan Ashton Cohan

Alex McKenzie is settled into a comfortable life in her beloved hometown of Stockbridge, MA. Everything Alex thought she knew about life and about herself changes the moment Cate Conrad blows into town. Alex falls head over heels in love with the free-spirited artist and sailor but Cate’s complicated past makes it impossible for her to commit. Devastated, Alex tries to heal her heart by hiking the famed Appalachian Trail while Cate takes to the water. Can Alex and Cate find their way back to each other?


 

FIREFLIES

by Lise Gold
narrated by Stevie Zimmerman

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.

Captain Ava Alfarsi has just been promoted, carrying more responsibility than she’s ever had before. As a single, young, and attractive captain, Ava 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 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?

Both searching for strength to fight their demons, they never expected to find strength in each other. But is passion enough to keep the fire burning?


 

UNLEASHED: Case of the Great Danish

by Erik Schubach
narrated by Claire Buchignani

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.


 

SALE ALERT!

 

TWICE IN A LIFETIME

by Clare Lydon

$0.99 $7.99 (limited time only)

Once bitten, twice shy?

When her first love walks back into her life, Harriet Locke is thrown – because Sally McCall still looks as gorgeous as ever. The trouble is, Sally doesn’t trust Harriet, and with good reason: she hasn’t forgotten the past.

Will Harriet and Sally be lucky enough to find love twice in a lifetime?


 

WHERE SHADOWS LINGER
Intertwined Soul Series
Eva & Zoe Book 2

by Mary D. Brooks

$0.99 $3.99 (limited time only)

Eva Muller and Zoe Lambros flee to Australia seeking refuge from World War II ravaged Greece. They struggle in an intolerant society whilst dealing with their haunted war-time memories and hiding their forbidden love.

With the horrors of the war behind them, Eva and Zoe forge a new life together. The war is over but the shadows from their past emerge to shatter their peace and endanger their lives.

They are about to find out the hard way that moving thousands of miles away does not protect them from those that wish them harm.


 

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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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2 Responses to New Lesfic Goodies: January 8th Edition

  1. Lynn says:

    I like your new format, but you no longer have the prices posted with the books

    • TBM says:

      Given the fluctuation of prices of new releases, it’s become a recent policy to only display prices for books that are on sale for a certain timeframe to avoid discrepancies and disappointment.

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