New Lesfic Goodies: January 29th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

MEMORY

by Bridget Essex
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Piper once believed she’d found her happily ever after in Estella.

Until Estella left.

Piper and Estella met when they were kids. Estella was rich and spoiled, Piper was poor and curious, and—in each other—the two girls found an unexpected friendship. Year after year went by as they grew up together, growing closer and closer as time passed, until Piper realized that she loved Estella more than anything in the universe.

The day Piper told Estella she loved her was the day Estella walked out the door, never to return again…

Or so Piper thought.

Years have passed, and they’re both grown women living opposite lives on opposite sides of the country. All they have between them are the memories of a young love that was so beautiful and profound that it changed their lives forever…

But a chance encounter pulls the two women together once more.

Does true love exist? Or are some scars too deep to ever heal?

 

WHERE THERE’S A WILL

by Virginia Hale

Jobless and approaching forty, Dr. Elizabeth Hordern returns to Jembala Lakes to meet the co-inheritor of Australia’s most infamous murder house, The Blaxland Homestead. With a mountain of debt behind her, Beth is hoping beyond hope that the live-in tour guide, twenty-seven-year-old Dylan, is open to a discussion of selling.

The Blaxland Homestead is Dylan O’Connor’s entire life. She’s a Grade A tour guide and the five-star Yelp reviews are there to prove it (she’ll even take the review titled “Eccentric Docent or Mad Scientist?’’). When Beth arrives to take a tour, not admitting who she is should be Dylan’s first clue that her co-inheritor has ulterior motives. She claims to want a position at the homestead and Dylan can certainly work with that. Besides, it might be nice to have a friend in the valley who doesn’t know every crushing detail of her past.

As their friendship blossoms, Beth’s unspoken desire to sell remains the single wedge keeping them apart. Will asking for what she needs cost Beth a chance at a life with Dylan? Perhaps the richest inheritance of all may be a second chance.

 

DRIVEN
Oaktown Girls: Book 1

by Suzanne Falter
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Who says you can’t find the love of your life while you’re getting your tire fixed?

Even IF your boss is actively trying to close her garage?

Driven is the oldest woman-owned garage in Oakland – and the pride of the lesbian community.

At least, it is until the uber-competitive former race car driver Mindy Rose shows up and opens her own garage, complete with chair massages and a sushi bar.

Mindy’s out to destroy Driven, a fact that galls her good-hearted, and very ethical Irish assistant Kate.

This is just reinforced when Kate has an emergency blow out, and is forced to go into Driven for a repair. Instantly, she finds herself drawn to the tall, tantalizing co-owner Lizzy.

That’s when things get … well … complicated. Especially because Kate is an undocumented worker who seriously needs her job.

Soon Kate finds herself hatching a secret scheme to save Driven, while falling hard for Lizzy. Yet, Lizzy has no idea she’s part of the Mindy’s nasty operation. Or even that Mindy is out to get her.

Can sweet Kate and passionate Lizzy finally find the love they’ve been looking for forever?

Or will Mindy find out and bring them and Driven down – and get Kate deported in the process?

And when is Kate going to tell Lizzy who she actually is?

It’s just the beginning of the wild ride that is the Oaktown Girls series.

 

HOME AGAIN

by Christine L’Amour
Available in Kindle Unlimited

After the death of a dear friend, Stephanie Esperanza wants nothing more than to live a quiet life in a small town far away from the big city. After a divorce, Erika McCall moves back to the town where she was born, and now spends her time running the family restaurant. She shouldn’t be looking for a new love so soon, but she meets shy Stephanie and sparks fly. But with the disapproval of Erika’s family and Stephanie’s anxiety, Erika fears losing another love. With too much hesitation and not enough conversation, will the relationship survive? Now Erika must decide whether love is worth getting her heart broken again? Stephanie must consider if it’s worth staying in an empty home with her family and friends so far away, even for love?

Please Note: This book contains adult language & steamy adult activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only.

 

FIRST KISS

by Luna Lopez
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Kara and Yasmeen have been best friends since high school.

Now in their early twenties, they’re as radically different to one another in personality as they always have been.

Both have overcome the loss of their respective mothers, in albeit different circumstances which helped cement the bond between them.

Kara is a working class, out and proud lesbian, while Yasmeen is a spoiled, yet dutiful middle class Muslim on the verge of an arranged marriage.

Finally realising Kara is the one for her, Yasmeen is hell bent on living the life she wants, even if that means going against her fathers wishes.

Kara doesn’t need a declaration of love and is happy to remain hidden in the shadows, but Yasmeen will do whatever it takes to be with the one she loves.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

ANOTHER MOTHER

by Kim Hartfield
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Average suburban mom Sarah is suddenly rocketed into the glitzy world of film when her daughter Emma becomes an actress. The strangest part is seeing gorgeous, glamorous Katie Days pretend to be Emma’s mother. Sarah is a normal person and Katie is a celebrity, yet they find common ground in the little girl. Could Emma’s fake mom become her other mother?


 

WESTERN ROMANCE

 

THE HEART OF THE RODEO

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Blake Young is one of the best bull riders that Melville has seen in years. When she ends up falling off a bull during one of the biggest competitions of her career, she is placed in the hands of an in-home doctor, Dr. Jane Steibold and one of her worst fears, not being able to take care of herself. Blake and Jane clash at first, but as Blake gets used to the restrictions of her new lifestyle, she begins to realize that having Jane in her life might be just what she needed all along.

 

FANTASY

 

THORN

by Anna Burke

On a cold day deep in the heart of winter, Rowan’s father returns from an ill-fated hunting trip bearing a single, white rose. The rose is followed by the Huntress, a figure out of legend. Tall, cruel, and achingly beautiful, she brings Rowan back with her to a mountain fastness populated solely by the creatures of the hunt. Rowan, who once scorned the villagers for their superstitions, now finds herself at the heart of a curse with roots as deep as the mountains, ruled by an old magic that is as insidious as the touch of the winter rose. Torn between her family loyalties, her guilty relief at escaping her betrothal to the charming but arrogant Avery Lockland, and her complicated feelings for the Huntress, Rowan must find a way to break the curse before it destroys everything she loves. There is only one problem—if she can find a way to lift the curse, she will have to return to the life she left behind. And the only thing more unbearable than endless winter is facing a lifetime of springs without the Huntress.

 

FANTASY / EROTICA

 

THE GENERAL’S GUARDIAN

by Stardawn Cabot
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Silvia Amanda Whelan, or Silver, to her friends and family, is good at her job as a top-sales associate in her family’s gem-broker business but has found little joy in the day-to-day of her world. That changes one hung-over morning, however when she is mysteriously transported to another world entirely. Sangria is like Earth, but very different – because on this world, magic is real. Silver encounters this magic in the form of a young girl named Keridwen, who she quickly learns is more then she appears to be. Although Keridwen is currently cursed to be in the form of a ten-year-old child, she is really a thirty-four-year-old military commander. Through the magic, Silver becomes Keridwen’s guardian; responsible not only for her health and safety but also her actions, many of which land the Little General in a heap of trouble – and often over Silver’s knee. Despite Keridwen’s size, and other shortcomings, Silver is determined to help her. Through their adventures, together, Silver finds herself falling in love with both the Little and the grown-up General and with the help of her new guardian, Keridwen manages to regain some control of her curse and to stay tall for longer and longer periods of time. The question is, however, is will the growth spurts last, and will that be enough to ensure that Silver and Keridwen can find happiness in the strange world of Sangria, or does fate have other plans for them entirely?

Publisher’s Note: The General’s Guardian is an erotic romance novel that includes a sexual relationship between two women. It also includes spankings, some age play elements, and some mild violence. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

 

THRILLER

 

IMPRESSIONS
Carpenter/Harding Series: Book 8

by Barbara Winkes
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Can you trust your first impressions?

Detective Ellie Harding has everything she wanted: After getting promoted and marrying the love of her life, she is working on a high profile case. None of it could prepare her for a life-changing surprise.

Jordan and Derek are investigating a double homicide that confronts them with the ugly realities of human trafficking. Did the two men fall victim to turf wars or vigilante justice?

The search for closure comes with unexpected revelations…and dangers.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

FRENCH SUMMER

by Lise Gold
narrated by Tessa Stavers

Newly divorced and bought out of her company, Nathalie rents a holiday home in the South of France. After years of hard work and a failed marriage in Chicago, she’s looking for some peace and quiet, a place to clear her mind and figure out her future. Lena loves women, her dog, and landscaping, but that’s about as complicated as it gets. When she meets her new tenant for the summer, it proves hard to stay professional as a caretaker, especially when that tenant turns out to be everything she ever wanted and more. As time passes and boundaries blur, the moment of goodbye becomes inevitable. Nathalie isn’t looking for a new love, especially not in the form of a woman, and Lena has no desire to get her heart crushed again. Is it possible to find home in a place you’ve never been? And is it worth the risk, giving up everything for someone you’ve only just met? They say home is where the heart is….

 

FALLING FOR FAITH

by Erica Lee
narrated by Elizabeth Wilson

Joey McGolden didn’t believe in anything. She didn’t believe in love, she didn’t believe in other people, and she certainly didn’t believe in God. Most of her life had been spent being rejected by those closest to her all because of her sexuality, so Joey was convinced she could never believe again. That was until a fateful mishap of her college track team led her right to Faith Hopkins.

Faith was everything Joey was not – positive, outgoing, and worst of all, a Christian. As the two grow closer, Joey begins to realize that maybe she could believe again.

But will she ever be able to fully let go of the past so she can accept both God and Faith into her heart or are the demons from her past too much to overcome?

 

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

by Carsen Taite
narrated by Paige McKinney

Senator Meredith Mitchell has been groomed from young adulthood for a future run for president, and as scion of a political dynasty, every public and private move she makes is carefully calculated. But Meredith’s focus on the right causes, the right people, and the right timing evaporates when she meets Stevie Palmer, a dashing public defender with a hard knock past.

A firebrand like Stevie is the last person she should be associating with, especially when Meredith’s political future turns into right now, and her party urges her to enter the presidential race. Attorney Stevie Palmer refuses to be limited by the low expectations of others or by taking the politically safe route.

Cautious, media-perfect presidential candidate Meredith Mitchell is the last woman she expected to fall for, but Stevie has never hesitated to pursue her passions. When her client reveals a Mitchell family scandal that could derail Meredith’s career, everything Meredith and Stevie value hangs in the balance, including Meredith’s shot at the presidency and their chance at love.

 

IN DEVELOPMENT

by Rachel Spangler
narrated by Ann Etter

From a young age, Cobie Galloway made a career of playing the girl-next-door on the silver screen. Only, she’s not a teenager anymore. Ready to challenge herself artistically and earn the part she’s always dreamed of, she’s forced to face the realization that in order to win the roles afforded to edgier actresses, she might first have to audition by playing someone edgier in her day-to-day life.

Pop star Lila Wilder built a multimedia empire by always having her finger on the pulse of what’s hot. However, as she struggles to produce her next smash hit record, she’s finding it hard to keep her name in the public eye, and a string of tumultuous relationships with Hollywood boy toys no longer captivates anyone’s attention.

Both women tentatively agree to a headline-grabbing fauxmance, with two simple rules: Always stick to the script, and never forget that on the stage of public perception, nothing is real. Can two women find love in a world of carefully crafted illusions, or will a successful charade mean the potential for something more gets left on the cutting-room floor?

 

THE MUSIC & THE MIRROR

by Lola Keeley
narrated by Abigail Rakocy

Anna is the newest member of an elite ballet company. Her first class with her mysterious idol Victoria almost ruins her career before it starts. When she shows she might be a potential star, Victoria chooses Anna to launch a new season around.

Now Anna must face down jealousy, sabotage, and injury, not to mention navigate the circus of friends and lovers within the company. The pressure builds as she knows she must pour everything she has into opening night and prove to her rivals and herself that Victoria’s faith in her is not misplaced.

In the process, Anna discovers that she and the daring, beautiful Victoria have a lot more than a talent for ballet in common, and that not every thrilling dance can be found on stage.


 

 

HEARTS OF EMERALD BAY

by D. G. Barnes
narrated by Melissa Sternenberg

When love comes knocking, a door gets slammed in its face.

Romance author Dana Lawson writes happy-ever-after endings for her characters, but when it comes to her own love story, she has writer’s block. Determined to get a break from life and heal her broken heart, she escapes to Emerald Bay. Her evening out at the local bar where she meets a gorgeous redhead ignites a fire she’s afraid to feed and desperate to fuel. Will she write her love story or tear up the chapters and throw them in the fire?

Set along the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia, the story uses local flavors and rural settings to rev up the love scenes. The novel weaves together the lives of Dana Lawson, Mac Mackenzie, and Ellie, Mac’s niece.

Hearts of Emerald Bay is a fast-paced love story that will keep you listening late into the night. It will appeal to adult listeners who love listening to romance novels with juicy scenes not suitable for younger audiences.

Hearts of Emerald Bay is D. G. Barnes’ first novel. He delves into the love life of two women who desperately need to find each other. If you like spicy stories where the girl fights to get the girl, you’ll love Hearts of Emerald Bay.


 

SALE ALERT!

 

CHANGE OF HEART

by Saxon Bennett & Layce Gardner

$0.99 $6.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

This is book three of the True Heart series.

Dr. Susan Everett is living her dream. She has the perfect girlfriend, the perfect job, and lives in a perfect town. She is surrounded by wonderful friends and couldn’t be happier…until Carrie St. Clair, her ex-fiancée, comes back to town. Susan’s picture perfect life takes a wrong turn as Carrie tries to win her back.

Tess Donnelly has never believed in happily ever after – until she meets Susan. Tess opens her heart, her arms, and her home for the woman she loves. Then Carrie St. Clair threatens to destroy everything she loves.

Can Susan and Tess survive the storm that is Carrie? Will Susan have a change of heart? Or will Susan and Tess find out that only true love can keep them together?

Change of Heart is an emotionally-charged novel that explores love, loss, and the power of friendship.

 

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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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