New Lesfic Goodies: February 5 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

 

A MARINE AWAKENING

by Jax Meyer
Available in Kindle Unlimited

In 1998, introverted Cameron Warren is focused on being a model Marine and surviving the social isolation of the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. Meanwhile, gregarious military kid Sharon Rodriguez knows is confident in her ability to enjoy the casual flings she’s accustomed to, while pursuing the 20 year career she desires. When Sharon convinces Cam to attend a party with her, neither realizes their lives are about to become more complicated than they planned for. How hard will they need to fight for a love that must remain in the shadows? A Marine Awakening, a Dal Segno prequel, is a contemporary new adult lesbian romance with a happy ending that shows that no person or policy can stop two Marines fighting for each other.

 

SAVING THE WORLD

by Sienna Waters
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Eva Williams wants to save the world. So when she returns from sabbatical in Guatemala to find that the Oakview Nature Reserve is under threat she steels herself for a fight to the death to save it.

Grace Seymour is a woman in a man’s world. Anxious to take her father’s place as CEO of Seymour Construction all she needs to do is seal the Oakview Reserve project and she’ll achieve everything she’s ever wanted.

But as tensions on campus begin to rise, Eva and Grace find that their long-held ambitions are paling in comparison to the sparks that are flying between them. Sleeping with the enemy is on neither’s agenda, but some things are just inevitable…

Opposites might attract, but can they really build a relationship? And as time ticks down to the destruction of the nature reserve, who is willing to sacrifice their ambitions for love?

Saving the World is a standalone FF romance novel set in the Oakview universe, with a HEA ending. Oakview books can be read in any order, just be prepared to see some familiar faces around town!

 

MORE THAN A FEELING

by Melissa Tereze
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Riley Allen wasn’t the woman, or the bar owner, people assumed her to be. Success with her business may have been keeping her busy, but deep down, Riley craved more. In the past, everything she’d ever known had left her, leading Riley to believe she was destined to be alone and fearing she would never be good enough for another woman again.

New Yorker, Nicole Taylor, had moved her life to follow her career. With the promise to herself that work was her number one priority, her only love, she had no plans to change that when it came to looking for or wanting more.

But life changed when she stepped inside her local bar…

 

WHEN IT RAYNES

by C.D. Cain
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Rayne Amber Storm finds her serenity on the waters of her Louisiana bayou. The moss-covered cypress trees are a canopy of protection for the thoughts that are her own. Slowly, a gentle, insistent ripple of difference stirs within her. A ripple that leads her away from her mother’s Southern Baptist values to thoughts that betray the very core of what she believes is right and wrong. When she leaves the bayou for medical school the ripple expands until she is knocked unsteady by a powerful wave in the charismatic Samantha LeJeune. But when tragedy strikes back home, the pull of cross currents traps Rayne in what seems an insurmountable struggle between her heart, which now knows the true meaning of happiness, and doing what she has been taught all her life. Is she strong enough to keep navigating through unfamiliar but thrilling waters or will she give in and paddle down the path of least resistance?

When it Raynes was originally released in General Contemporary Lesbian Fiction for which it received a 2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention and was a 2016 Golden Crown Literary Society Finalist for the Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award. For as proud as CD Cain was of the story, she always felt she left something missing from the original publication.

So, she went back to the keyboard and revised the powerful love story of Rayne and Sam to publish as a Lesbian Romance with Fleur-De-Lis Books.

 

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN TWO HEARTS
Olivia & Rowan: Book 2

by Helen West
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Olivia and Rowan attempt to navigate the difficulties of a long distance relationship. Olivia has to worry about her ex potentially threatening what she’s built with Rowan and the small emotional progress she made in New York. Rowan is so busy with her new movie that she barely has time to focus on Olivia and Lea. She battles her desire to jump on a plane to South Africa but knows that she can’t. With a relationship so young, can they truly endure the ten-thousand-mile distance?

 

SHIPPED

by Amanda Kayhart
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Adulting is rough.

No one understands that more than Leah Ives–a fresh college grad who spent the last several years studying, working hard, and counting pennies. So what did all that hustle earn her? A dismal day job, debt up to her eyeballs, and a Bachelor’s degree in fetching coffee.

Leah needs a getaway.

And luckily, she’s taking one.

After years of planning, Leah finally saves enough for her dream cruise in the Bahamas. Her bags are packed, and she’s ready to board that ship and sail off on a trip of a lifetime. Except all that organizing doesn’t prepare Leah for Mallory Miller, her bitter ex-girlfriend who threatens to capsize her entire Caribbean vacation.

 

DEUCE

by Jen Silver

When Jay Reid was in her twenties, she had it all. A professional tennis career, Charlotte, the love of her life and a new baby. It ended far too soon when Charlotte’s research vessel, RV Caspian, was lost at sea, leaving Jay to raise their child alone. But Charlotte was, in fact, the sole survivor of the RV Caspian. Rescued by a local fisherman, with no memory of her life before, she lives on the Faroe Islands as Katrin Nielsen. Seeing a beached seal one day triggers her memory and slowly her other identity comes back to her. She returns to England to try to reclaim her life with Jay and their child.Twenty-three years is a long time. Is the love they once shared strong enough to be rekindled or have too many years passed eroding all hope of a happy ever after?

 

BOBBI & SOUL

by J.B. Marsden

Bobbi Webster wants nothing more than to be the best family practice doctor for her home town in rural Oregon. To accomplish that, she’s enrolled in a two-year fellowship in rural medicine at Valley View Medical Center in Colorado. Sparks fly when Bobbi meets the Reverend Erin O’Rouke, a petite, feisty priest who meddles in the treatment of Bobbi’s patients. To make matters worse, Bobbi wants nothing to do with any religion, much less the woman she dubs, The Elf.

Erin serves as vicar at a small church where a few parishioners have stipulated that she must be celibate, reflecting their “love the sinner, hate the sin” tactic. After she clashes with Erin, Bobbi recognizes how a recent breakup of an abusive relationship has falsely colored her perception of Erin’s world and work. Likewise, when Erin understands how Bobbi’s emotional wounds make her vulnerable, her natural empathy moves her closer to Bobbi.

They find themselves drawn to each other, but how can Bobbi and Erin overcome so many obstacles to find love?

 

TRICK OR TREAT: Who’s My Sweet

by B. L. Wilson

When wealthy, bossy, arrogant Delisa Winston discovers Nicky Gates, the man she just married as part of a business arrangement, is a woman pretending to be a man, she loses it, starting their marriage with a bang.

Nicholas/Nicolette Gates, a business person with varied tastes in women, mistakenly thinks that since Delisa is a lesbian, she’ll appreciate the revelation that she is gay as well.

Both parties think that they will continue on as before their marriage, dating who they want and enjoying the rewards of their merger. However, Nicky’s disclosure to Delisa has opened a whole new can of worms…and feelings.

Now it’s a question of what to do with the information Nicolette revealed to Delisa. Can the two women keep it a secret until they figure out what to do? Will they manage to stay married and keep their secret? If the secret gets out, what will happen to Nicolette and her company’s merger with Delisa? What will happen to Delisa’s companies and is she culpable? Do the women have a future together?

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

FALLING FOR LOVE

by Addison M. Conley

More than a romance, this is a story of how two women find love in one tiny tourist town in West Virginia during the fight for equality and same-sex marriage. Good for any time of the year, this heartwarming read is also about family, friends, and forgiveness. But sometimes, forgiving yourself can be the hardest.

Jordan Simón seems to have it all…except a life. On the verge of her fortieth birthday, she doesn’t know which will devour her first—the regret and emptiness of living a lie about her sexuality or a painful secret she has kept for years. As she struggles internally, she meets Emmy Russo, an out and proud lesbian.

Emmy is visiting her Aunt before moving to Washington DC. After losing her wife six years ago, no one has piqued her interest until she meets Jordan. Yet being in a closeted relationship is the last thing she wants.

Love will lead you home if you open your heart and fight. But how will Jordan, and those around her, find the strength to face fears and fight for what is right?

This book is a reedited edition of the previously published book Falling for Love: A Winter Romance.

 

NEW ADULT ROMANCE

 

PAPER DOLLS
Book 8

by Blythe Stone & Emma Chamberlain
Available in Kindle Unlimited

The morning after the wedding leaves the girls with a lot of stress and confusion. When they go back home after Big Sur it will finally be time for them to participate in the big court trial that has been hanging over their heads like the sharp angled blade on a guillotine. Lies in the courtroom bring about even more complications for the girls and for Liz and Mr. Bradford is finally allowed to publicly defend himself, which he does not hold back from.

This New Adult Lesbian Romance series takes a struggling young couple from a picturesque empty beach to the sterile walls of a serious courtroom. Romance and sex travel hand-in-hand with deep conversations on an unhealthy co-dependency and the even more troubling issue of an all-out fight for mental stability, and relationship stability, after a strong case of abuse.

 

ROMANCE / EROTICA

 

TAKEN BY THE VAMPIRE FEMME

by M. N. Tinker
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Sam Cross is a young butch, excited for her first night at the gay bar. From her curly auburn hair immaculately coiffed to fall perfectly over her pale face, to her trusty leather jacket and ring of keys, she feels like she’s prepared to take on anything. However, she got more than she bargained for with Kalisha Otieno, a gorgeous femme who seems to draw everyone’s eyes to her, Sam’s included.

However, Kalisha is more than just a dominant Black femme with a love of A-line dresses – she is a vampire. And Sam looks good enough to eat. Of course, Kalisha loves playing with her food, and Sam is no exception – she’s bringing out the handcuffs tonight. But, the butch seems like more than just a one night stand…

TRIGGER WARNINGS: Explicit sex scenes with enthusiastic consent (I want to be clear on that in case any readers are sex repulsed), wax play (enthusiastic consent on that, too)

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE / ROMANCE / DRAMA 

 

INN THE DOG HOUSE

by K’Anne Meinel

Life has gone to the dogs for Charlie Abella. Years of showing champion Border Collies has left her feeling burned out. Moving on with her life, she heads to college and then takes on the world of business. She is blessed to find a job working in sales for the pet industry where her knowledge and skills will help her move quickly up the corporate ladder and away from the small town of Searsport, Maine where she grew up. When she loses a beloved relative, Charlie returns to Searsport for the funeral, believing now, she can finally cut all ties to her hometown.

Charlie’s only regret about moving away was leaving behind her favorite aunt. Aunt Kitty had been her champion and her anchor when she felt her own family didn’t understand her. Kitty saw herself in her young niece and understood Charlie as no one else could, so it was only natural she would choose to make her favorite niece her heir. Sadly, she knows only too well that Charlie’s family will disapprove no matter how Charlie decides to use the money she inherits.

Reagan has been left on her own to raise two children. Possessing few business skills, she is forced to take on a series of dead-end jobs that barely allow her to make ends meet. Reagan has only her faith and her children to provide solace and support. When Reagan encounters a woman dog walker on the street, she takes some comfort in feeling ‘at least she is better off than a woman with too many dogs to handle.’

Inexplicably, fate constantly causes the two women to bump into each other, and when Reagan feels herself becoming attracted to the woman, she is confused. Unlike Charlie, Reagan is not a lesbian, and she is frightened by her feelings for this woman. Will Reagan eventually act on her attraction, or will she continue to resist it?

The dogs know what is right for this couple. Now, if only the humans would listen!

FANTASY ROMANCE

A QUEEN RISES
Children of the Fae: Book 1

by Lola Andrews
Available in Kindle Unlimited

A TERRIBLE BETRAYAL. A TOUCH OF FAIRY MAGIC. A HEART BEATING FOR REVENGE.  

 

The faeries whisper in Marcela’s ears, and as she grows closer to the crown and further from her abusive mother, she discovers power beyond anything she’d ever dreamed of. And power, Marcela soon learns, will always corrupt. 

 

FANTASY / EROTICA

 

THE GENERAL’S CHOICE
The Sangrian Tiger Tales: Book 2

by Stardawn Cabot
Available in Kindle Unlimited

In this second book of the series, Silver and Keridwen’s journey continues as they travel back to Earth on a quest given to them by the gods themselves. Their mission, however, is far from easy if not impossible for not only do they have to locate Keridwen’s nephew and the man that stole him from Sangria, but the original purple diamond as well. With Silver’s consistently and discipline, her relationship with Keridwen continues to develop even as Keridwen struggle with her physical shifts from the grown-up General and back down to the little tiger, or her outer child, challenges them both. Keridwen is still learning how to control her shifts, and although she is becoming more confident in her ability to control her size, she finds that she needs to make a choice, a choice that will not only determine Keridwen’s and Silver’s future, but if they even have one together or not. Will the General’s choice change everything? Or will Silver and Keridwen finally find peace, happiness, and that balance that they both crave?

Publisher’s Note: The General’s Choice 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 in the form of a battle scene. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

 

EPIC FANTASY

 

DUCHESS RAMPANT
The Seven Realms of Ar’rothi: Book 3

by Alison Naomi Holt

Aurelia “Bree” Makena, the Duchess of Danforth, waits on a beach near Port Emnal in front of her three thousand troops. As the waves lap against the hooves of her battle mare, Lioth, Bree watches the enemy ships deploying more warriors against her than she’d ever thought possible. Victory may prove an insurmountable task.

Soon enough, however, she discovers that wrestling victory from defeat in this battle is just the beginning. Because the landing force is only a diversion for the real attack—one that if successful, will defeat her Anacafrian king more surely than an arrow driven through his heart.

You are invited to enter Ar’rothi, a world as vividly realized as Narnia or Middle Earth, a world where animal spirits guide humans towards enlightenment, and in which an orphaned girl and a warrior duchess must join forces against an evil that threatens everything they have learned to love.


 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

WHEN DUSK COMES
Dusk Queen Series: Book 1

by JJ Arias
Available in Kindle Unlimited

An enthralling tale of girl meets vampire queen…

Chasing a bounty from New York to New Orleans, Erin Lewis is on the hunt for an allusive fugitive whose recovery will provide financial breathing room. When she arrives at a French Quarter hotel, Erin finds the captivating hotelier Lucía Guerra instead. The passionate affair that ignites between them catapults Erin into an extravagant world she never imagined. But all is never what it seems.

What will happen when Erin learns that Lucía is not just a wealthy business woman, but a vampire queen on the verge of losing her reign over the society she built over centuries? How long can Lucia keep Erin in the dark about vampires, werewolves, and witches, while she struggles to stop the terrorist group threatening her power.

When Dusk Comes is the first book in the paranormal romance Dusk Queen series. If you like strong female characters, insatiable attraction, and a romance for the ages, then you will love this sensual fantasy thriller.


 

RUNNING FROM FOREVER
Blood Resonance: Book 1

by K. Aten

Sarah Colby has always run from commitment. But after more than a year on the road following her musical dreams, even she yearns for a little stability. Her sister Annie is only too happy to welcome her back home. When she meets Annie’s boss, Nobel Keller, she’s immediately drawn to the woman’s youthful good looks and dangerous charisma. The first night together leaves Sarah aching for more, but the second shows her the true price of passion.


 

MYSTERY / THRILLER 

 

DEADLY DECEIT

by Sarah Markel
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Christina Hess is a 9th grade Chemistry teacher at Dallas High School. Jolene Preston is a patrol officer in the neighboring city of Marilynn, Oregon.

Christina and Jolene’s wedding day is made even more special by the fact that their brothers will be joining them in a double wedding ceremony! Christian, Christina’s older brother and Jolene’s partner on the force, ties the knot with Jolene’s twin brother, Joseph. Seems like a pretty fantastic life, right? Wrong.

Someone is blowing up female police officers.

Jolene and Christian are loaned out to the Dallas Police Department, to help with local patrol. This leads to tension between Jolene and her wife, who is terrified that Jolene will be targeted. As time goes on, and the investigation into the identity of the bomber stalls, Christina’s fears finally begin to ease.

Then it happens. While on duty, Jolene and Christian are seriously injured. Will the bomber claim yet another victim? Or, will the attempt on Jolene’s life provide the crucial clues needed to finally solve the case?


 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT

by Chris Zett
narrated by Abby Craden

After nearly a decade as a professional drummer, Diana Petrell leaves her rock-star life behind to continue her residency in emergency medicine. She’s determined not to let anything stop her – not even falling in love with her aloof mentor, Dr. Emily Barnes.

Emily has only ever focused on her career as a senior attending in the emergency department, and she isn’t happy about having to babysit a resident with a 10-year gap in her resume, no matter how intriguing she is.

But every time they work together, it’s not just their patients’ heartbeat that gets a little irregular. Soon, the once-clear lines between work and personal life begin to blur.

When Diana’s unorthodox secret past is revealed, putting her job in jeopardy, Emily has to choose between her career and her relationship.


 

FOOD TRUCK BABY

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue
narrated by Victoria Robinson

Nancy is single, pregnant, and has a dead-end job when she meets Tai, a local food-truck owner. Tai is suave and compassionate and can offer her the chance of a lifetime. Will their personalities clash, or will sparks fly?


 

TRAPPED

by Sally Bryan
narrated by Ginny Ellis

When Jessica loses her place on the volleyball team to the beautiful Katelyn, the same girl who recently stole her boyfriend, Jessica decides to retreat into her shell in an effort to maintain her sanity. Only, fate seems to insist on bringing the two fierce rivals closer together.

Things come to a head when, against Jessica’s will, they are forced to share a cabin during the team ski trip to Italy. Just when things are about to blow up, disaster strikes in the form of an avalanche, trapping the girls in an isolated region in the mountains.

In order to survive, they must put aside their grudges and learn to work together to overcome the many obstacles nature has thrown at them. Can Jessica and Katelyn work through their differences and maybe, just maybe fall in love?



 

SALE ALERT!

 

KILLER INSTINCT

by Barbara Winkes

$0.99 $3.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Joanna’s career ends after she kills a murderer and fails to cover her tracks. After serving a prison sentence, she struggles to pick up the pieces. The only person from her old life still keeping in touch is Vanessa, the Internal Affairs Inspector who was the lead investigator in Joanna’s case. Guilt and open questions define their tentative friendship.
When there’s a new development in one of Joanna’s old cases, she can’t stay away, even at the cost of losing everything…including Rue, the woman she’s been falling for…
Enough is enough…


 

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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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