New Lesfic Goodies: January 15th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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Happy reading and listening,

TB

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

A PERFECT BALANCE
Romancing the Page: Book 2

by Laura Ambrose
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Emma does not want, or need, a relationship and everything that comes with one. Besides, she has her job as a science fiction editor keeping her busy. Every few weeks, she meets the mysterious S and has no-strings-attached dalliances. It’s perfect. At least until one of the newest marketing assistant walks into the board room—Sage, the anonymous girl she meets in hotel rooms.

With the marketing campaign for the biggest debut of the year heating up, there are far too many late nights or trips away that could upset Emma and Sage’s balance. Is it worth it?

The main characters have a lightly kinky relationship. There is one short instance of sexual harassment, a few brief mentions of one character previously having suicidal thoughts (not in the present storyline). 

 

JANUARY EMBERS
A Year in Paradise: Book 1

by Hildred Billings
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Welcome to Paradise Valley, where the locals thrive on the rural landscape, the quirky Oregonian living, and the history of the lesbian commune that founded it.

Mixing small town attitudes with lesbian dating? Sounds like another day in Paradise.

City girl Mikaiya “Mik” Marcott returns to her hometown to help her ailing grandmother. But who does she see first when she’s barely reached the city limits?

Ariana Mura, the girl whose heart she broke ten years ago.

Only Ari isn’t a “girl” anymore. She’s a grown woman who doesn’t take crud from anyone. The lanky Ariana with a flower crown in her long hair is now the big and tough Ari, Paradise Valley’s strongest EMT and all-around “native gal” the other townsfolk are prepared to defend.

Locking eyes with her serves a grim reminder to Mik that coming home isn’t always a small-town parade.

It reminds them both of the worst night of their lives.

In a small town like Paradise Valley, these two former lovebirds will never avoid one another. Do they make peace with their tumultuous past? Or do they acknowledge the embers of love that still simmer in their heartbroken shells?

Who will stoke the fires first?

 

STRINGS ATTACHED

by Holly Stratimore

Success. Riches. Music. Passion. It’s a life most can only dream of, but stardom comes at a cost.

Rock star Nikki Razer has worked hard to achieve her dreams and she finally has everything she ever wanted—except true love. She’s ready to find someone who can love the woman she really is, not just her rock star persona. When the band comes home for a break, she sets her sights on beautiful music teacher Drew McNally. But Drew is happy running her father’s music store and she definitely doesn’t want to date a celebrity—no matter how attractive she is. Her mother’s obsession with fame destroyed her family and Drew’s not going to let it happen again.

Nikki thought she would do whatever it took to win Drew over, but she can’t abandon her band and give up on her dreams. When it’s time to face the music, will the price be too much to pay?

 

ROYAL COURT

by Jenny Frame

Captain Quincy is a steady and reliable Royal Marines officer, decorated for gallantry after a mission that nearly killed her and the men under her command. At a crossroads in her career, Quincy reluctantly accepts when her old comrade, Queen Georgina, asks her to join the Royal Protection Command as the Queen Consort’s new protection officer.

Holly Weaver, Royal Dresser and self-confessed man-eater, starts to question her sexuality when she has a girl-crush on famous actor, Story St. John and, then, polo player and friend of George’s, Captain Quincy.

The good-looking captain’s emotionless personality is the opposite of Holly’s exuberant lust for life. When a threat to the Queen Consort emerges, Quincy and Holly clash over the best way to protect her. As the fiery passion they can’t deny begins to melt Quincy’s heart, Holly must decide how much of her own she is willing to risk.

 

ORDINARY IS PERFECT

by D. Jackson Leigh

Army veteran Catherine Daye long ago accepted her passable looks, mediocre talent, and average intelligence. In fact, she bought a rundown farm on seventy acres to retreat from the world and live out her simple, ordinary life. Atlanta marketing superstar Autumn Swan’s world is anything but simple. Constantly plugged in to what’s trending on social media, it’s her job to keep her clients ahead of the competition. When her favorite cousin dies suddenly, she finds herself the owner of a modest country home, guardian to a sullen, tomboyish ten-year-old, and neighbor to an intriguing woman who isn’t as ordinary as she appears.

 

MUSIC CITY DREAMERS

by Robyn Nyx

Louie Francis is ready for another life and she’s going to make it happen. When she sets out to make her dreams of being a songwriter in Nashville come true, she has no idea what’s in store, but she’s determined to be the person she’s always wanted to be.

Like a zillion other people, Heather King had dreams of being the next Country superstar. But it isn’t long before she figures out her real talent is in discovering the next big thing, and her dream of creating her own label is within reach. If only she can play the game just a little longer…

When they meet at the Bluebird Café, sparks fly. But Heather knows what being an out lesbian in Nashville would do to her career. Louie isn’t willing to be anything other than exactly who she is. Thrust together to work with Country royalty, they must figure out how to be Music City dreamers without losing themselves and, ultimately, each other.

 

EMILY’S ART AND SOUL

by Joy Argento

High school teacher Emily Sanders’s bucket list didn’t include getting divorced and starting a new job in a new city. Those challenges pale, however, when her mother dies and Emily finds herself caring for her sister who has Down syndrome.

When Emily meets Andi Marino she thinks she’s found a new best friend, just the right kind of fun and caring person to keep her from spending every weekend alone. So when Emily discovers she’s a lesbian and wants to explore her feelings for women, Andi seems like the perfect social guide. Except Emily doesn’t know that Andi has been attracted to her from the start and is fast falling in love with her. Caught up in exploring her sexuality, will Emily see the only woman she needs is right in front of her?

 

ROMANCE

 

COFFEE FOR TWO

by Sienna Waters
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Jazz Colton wants nothing more than a boring life. Escaping from a tumultuous past in California, she moves to Oakview seeking tranquility. She’s done with love, done with excitement, all she needs is a little calm and quiet, and her independence.

Lucy Ford has finally achieved her dream of becoming a police officer. Now that she has what she wants, she needs to deal with what she doesn’t want. And with a house full of stray cats, the one thing that Lucy doesn’t want is yet someone else to look after.

But when Jazz’s past begins to catch up with her, Lucy can’t stop herself from stepping in to help Jazz clean up the mess. And as much as Jazz doesn’t want to get attached, she just can’t stop the feelings that the beautiful cop elicits…

 

HONEY & LOVE

by Jessica Pots
Available in Kindle Unlimited

A New Year’s Eve Story

Honey

She’s been the girl of my dreams since I was seven years old.

Beautiful. Successful. A powerhouse. My rock.

She’s the woman I plan to marry.

If only I could get the chance to ask her…

Love

She’s been the girl of my dreams since I was seven years old.

Smart as a whip. Sassy. Incredible. Loyal.

She’s the woman I plan to marry.

If only I could get the chance to ask her…

When everything possible stands in their way, how does a couple one of the most important nights of their lives manage to seal their fate forever?

WARNING: This novella contains strong language and strong sexual content. Intended for 18+ years and above.

 

STAR BOUND

by Magnolia Robbins
Available in Kindle Unlimited

World renowned sci-fi television star Reese Simmons looks like she has it all – fame, wealth, a slew of beautiful women who follow her every move. Except Reese’s life is crumbling around her. She hates her job and is constantly accused of being a “reckless party animal.” Reese’s agent decides the one surefire way to get her image back on track. She has to date the worst person in the entire universe, her co-star Justine Turner.

Her solution: she needs a fake girlfriend. And fast.

Enter Lucy, the BFF. Game store manager, board game geek, the world’s most AMAZING cosplayer, and Reese’s best friend practically since birth. When Lucy finds out Reese’s predicament, there seems like only one solution: pose as fake girlfriends. And Lucy is more than willing to play the part. She’d do anything for Reese – even if it means entirely too romantic tales about their relationship, hearing she’s “incredibly beautiful”, and expert kisses in public.

The problem: Reese and Lucy have been in love with each other all their lives—and they’re both completely clueless.

This book features two best friends, roleplaying games, and countless ‘fake’ kisses and begs the question:

Who wants a real girlfriend when faking is so much fun?

 

CONTEMPORARY FICTION 

 

SUGAR RUN

by Mesha Maren

In 1989, Jodi McCarty is seventeen years old when she’s sentenced to life in prison. When she’s released eighteen years later, she finds herself at a Greyhound bus stop, reeling from the shock of unexpected freedom but determined to chart a better course for herself. Not yet able to return to her lost home in the Appalachian Mountains, she heads south in search of someone she left behind, as a way of finally making amends. There, she meets and falls in love with Miranda, a troubled young mother living in a motel room with her children. Together they head toward what they hope will be a fresh start. But what do you do with your past—and with a town and a family that refuses to forget, or to change?

Set within the charged insularity of rural West Virginia, Mesha Maren’s Sugar Run is a searing and gritty debut about making a break for another life, the use and treachery of makeshift families, and how, no matter the distance we think we’ve traveled from the mistakes we’ve made, too often we find ourselves standing in precisely the place we began.

 

EROTICA 

 

ESCAPE TO PLEASURE

Have you ever fantasized about dipping into sensual waters? Tasting exotic fruit? Watching forbidden pleasures? Ever dreamed about the erotic games lesbians  play when they’re far away from home?

When life becomes mundane, the best way to shake things up is by getting away from it all. On vacation, anything is possible and fantasies really can come true. Edgy, wild, and wanton encounters promise satisfaction for those ready to play while away.  Join these award-winning authors as they explore the sensual side of erotic lesbian travel.

 

HISTORICAL FICTION

 

THE ARRIVAL OF LADY SUTHMEER

by Connie Valientis
Available in Kindle Unlimited

All Lavina wants is to quietly marry a man who will allow her to continue her current affair with the beautiful Lady Georgia Suthmeer. But with Lady Suthmeer herself objecting to any marriage, and with Lady Suthmeer’s husband pursuing Lavina for himself, it’s easier said than done. Can Lavina balance the men and women in her life, or will she end up losing her reputation–or worse, her lover?

CW: Mentions of pregnancy, slight violence, and infidelity.

 

INTRIGUE & THRILLER / ROMANCE

 

THE ASHFORD PLACE

by Jean Copeland

Isabelle Ashford inherited her late aunt’s country home with a simple plan: a quick flip for a healthy profit, then off to buy her dream house by the water. But the house seems to have its own ideas. Startling discoveries reveal well-kept family secrets, drawing Belle into the mysteriously tragic life and death of her father’s young cousin.

A flirtatious friendship with Deputy Sheriff Ally Yates blossoms into romance as they search for answers, hoping the clues they uncover will lead to the identity of a child predator and possibly, a murderer. Now with her plan for a short, uncomplicated stay in Danville foiled by the growing mystery and her undeniable feelings for Ally, Belle must decide whether to stick with her original plan for a clean getaway back to the Connecticut shore or to follow her heart’s lead.

 

CRIME THRILLER

 

SAVING ROSE

by Kate Genet
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Driven, professional sailor Claire Wilde is home on a flying visit to see friends and family. She’s especially looking forward to catching up with best friend Zoe, and meeting Zoe’s daughter, Rose.

But Christchurch is a city on shaky ground, and when it is hit by a big earthquake, secrets are suddenly exposed that Claire and Zoe had never even guessed at. In seconds, everything is changed.

Drawn into a terrible game of cat and mouse with a paedophile and killer she never suspected, Claire finds herself chasing a man who won’t stop until he gets what he wants — three-year-old Rose. Tested even to her considerable limits, Claire is about to discover exactly how far she is willing to go to protect another woman’s child.

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE

 

HERO LEAST LIKELY

by Jessica Michelinie
Available in Kindle Unlimited

From zero to hero, ordinary to extraordinary. Marie Carter never wanted to be a superhero, but with powers like hers she doesn’t have much choice… 

After gaining superhuman abilities from an MRI machine malfunction, Marie Carter struggles to balance her everyday woes of first dates and backlogged rent payments with the responsibilities that come with being NYC’s vigilante protector. Throw in a corrupt politician trying to turn New York City into her own personal playground, and she has no idea just how in over her head she is… 


 

ROMANCE / SPECULATIVE FICTION

 

TREASON
Exodus: Book 5

by Gun Brooke

The last thing Commander Neenja KahSandra wants is to be babysitting Zoem Malderyn, an orphan who can barely remember her past, and who has just regained consciousness after being used as a template for an army of changer clones. Despite herself, she comes to care for Zoem, whose courage and vulnerability is difficult to resist.

But as Zoem starts to remember more, a deadly countdown to destruction occurs inside her. She needs to discover why the malevolent changers programed her, and how to stop herself from carrying out their plan. Can the famous sisters, Caya and Briar Lindemay, help save Zoem and the Gemoconians, or will Zoem end up sacrificing herself—before she kills them all?


 

PARANOMRAL ROMANCE

 

THE SEA PRIESTESS

by Dallas Jessica Owen
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Broken, dropped by her record label and near death, Eve is in a dark place. Once she had money, fame and a legion of adoring fans. Now she has nothing. Her only lifeline is a brother she has not seen or spoken to in years.

Taken by her brother from America to the cliffs of Cornwall in England to recover, Eve finds things are not quite what they seem. She is taken from a world few ever experience only to find another world she is totally unprepared for. A world in which a young woman named Helena is unlike any woman she has met before. A world where everything she knows is turned upside down and where magic exists. It is a world that gives her a stark choice, to die with the past, bitter and alone, or live with an uncertain future.

And with the sea calling, Eve does not have much time to make that choice.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

HUNGRY HEARTS

by Layce Gardner & Saxon Bennett
narrated by Layce Gardner

Claudia Montgomery is the best-selling author of the Nosy Parker mystery series. Her life was everything she had dreamed it would be, but it all came crashing to a halt when her parents died. As a result, she has an acute case of writer’s block. After several months, she goes to a Bed & Breakfast on the coast to relax and regenerate.

Kate is a a successful archaeologist. She loved traveling the world and studying matriarchal societies. However, her work and life were upended when her sister was arrested and sent to prison. Kate had to give up her job, go home to raise her sister’s 10-year-old twin girls, and help her aging mother run the family Bed & Breakfast.

They say that love happens when you’re least expecting it. Can Claudia and Kate satisfy their hungry hearts in each others’ arms?


 

DISCOVERING DELILAH

by Melissa Foster
narrated by Andi Arndt

After the death of her parents on the day of her college graduation, Delilah Armstrong thought she could finally follow her heart and come out to her closest friends, but the guilt of going against her parents’ beliefs haunts her. The feelings she has for her best friend, Ashley, are stronger than anything she’s felt before, but Delilah has never even kissed a girl, and fear stops her at every turn.

Ashley Carver promised herself that she would never again date another girl who wasn’t out, but that was before she met intoxicatingly sweet and sexy Delilah.

When another girl offers to teach Delilah the ropes, it changes Delilah’s whole world and gives her the courage to go after the only girl she really wants. But coming out isn’t as easy as Delilah imagined, and moving past her parents’ death and the feelings of guilt she is left with is even harder. The intense passion between Ashley and Delilah is too strong to deny, but coming together means risking everything.

Discovering Delilah is an edgy, evocative, romantic story of friendship, family, and the courage to love.


 

CAVALCADE
Vetted Series Book 2

by K’Anne Meinel
narrated by Amy Deuchler

Molly didn’t know what kind of life to expect when she fell in love with Erin Herriot – her schoolmate, her best friend, and a woman. She had been grateful for Erin’s friendship when the bank swindled her after selling her parents’ farm and she was invited to live on Erin’s parents’ farm.

After making the difficult decision to live life as ‘man and wife,’ Molly gladly accepted the challenges before them. Together, they made the decision to sell Erin’s farm and embark on the journey of a lifetime…on the Oregon Trail. Erin couldn’t give Molly children; however, she could love her forever.

But leaving the area where they had both grown up and where everyone knew the women was the only way they could be together without questions about the true nature of their relationship.

Come along on their adventure as two women cross the country, adopt a family, and begin a life that neither had imagined possible growing up in the mid-1800s.



 

SALE ALERT!

 

A CLUELESS WOMAN

FREE $2.99 (Limited time only)

by TB Markinson

Lizzie Petrie feels more comfortable around books than people.

When Sarah crosses Lizzie’s path at the campus, their attraction is instant, but not without complications.

The harder she tries to keep Sarah and the rest of her friends from finding out the truth about her first girlfriend, the more endearingly clueless she becomes.

Grab a free copy of the prequel to the best-selling A Woman Lost series.  


 

BOUND

By Cynthia Dane and Hildred Billings

$0.99 $4.99 (Limited time only)

Natalie Chen is thrilled when she lands a once-in-a-lifetime internship. But things get a little complicated when she falls for her mysterious new boss… A steamy romance that explores sexuality and gender expression.

 

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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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