New Lesfic Goodies: March 5th 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

 

LONDON HOLIDAY

by Miranda MacLeod
Available in Kindle Unlimited

What happens when the price of saving your job is betraying the woman you love?

Jordan is an American journalist living in London. Now that her struggling newspaper has been sold to an infamous tabloid king, she has one week to produce a tell-all story of the century or she’s out of a job, and out of the country. Then a runaway princess nearly falls in her lap. It seems like the answer to her prayers, but how can she write an exposé on a woman she’s falling in love with?

Abby was a typical California girl, until a twist of fate turned her into Princess Abigail, the heir to the throne of her father’s small European kingdom. When presented with an opportunity to escape her royal duties for a night out on the town while on an official state visit to London, she seizes the chance. But when she’s rescued by the woman of her dreams, she begins to doubt that she can ever return to royal life again.

As they have the time of their lives exploring London together, both Jordan and Abby suspect they may have found their perfect match, but if the secrets they’re hiding are exposed, how can their relationship survive?

 

SECOND CHANCES

by A.E. Radley
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Bad childhood memories start to resurface when Hannah Hall’s daughter Rosie begins school. To make matters more complicated, Hannah has been steadfastly ignoring the obvious truth that Rosie is intellectually gifted and wise beyond her years.

In the crumbling old school she meets Rosie’s new teacher Alice Spencer who has moved from the city to teach in the small coastal town of Fairlight.

Alice immediately sees Rosie’s potential and embarks on developing an educational curriculum to suit Rosie’s needs, to Hannah’s dismay.

Teacher and mother clash over what’s best for young Rosie.

Will they be able to compromise? Will Hannah finally open up to someone about her own damaged upbringing?

And will they be able to ignore the sparks that fly whenever they are in the same room?

 

THE PET BOUTIQUE

by Suzie Carr
Available in Kindle Unlimited

From the moment Lexie Tanner meets Taylor Henshaw in the dilapidated space that will one day become her aunt’s pet boutique, she knows she’s got her work cut out for her. Taylor self-identifies as a complicated woman, and there’s nothing Lexie enjoys more than a good fixer upper. But Taylor’s complications run deep, and way into her past. Surrounded by an eccentric and spirited group of family and friends, including a spunky and lovable dog named Cashmere, the two women navigate a series of obstacles that have them questioning their choices. As their journey unfolds, neither women is prepared for what happens when they start to break down the old and discover the new.

 

AT LAST

by JM Dragon

Old Loves. Unrequited Loves. New passions.

A perfume company in trouble, leaving the town of Grady in peril.

It’s up to the reclusive Gene Desrosiers to save her family’s perfume company and the people she cares for, even if the most important one is not aware of it.

Will an ultimate sacrifice win the day, or will Grady end up a ghost town of unfulfilled lives and love?

This love story will warm your heart.

 

LAUREL COVE

by Sarah Turtle

Willa Barton has established herself as a successful author and screenwriter, residing in New York City, a stark contrast from her childhood upbringing in the small island community of Laurel Cove, Maine. Twenty years have passed since Willa’s best friend, Brynn, kissed her, which resulted in Willa accidentally causing permanent injury to Brynn. After being shamed out of town for destroying the future of Laurel Cove’s star athlete, Willa kept her distance; that is, until she receives a call that her father has passed away.

Willa’s plan is simple—she is only going back long enough to tie up loose ends for her father’s estate, sell his house, and attend his funeral. What she doesn’t account for are the past grudges that still exist, a love that was never completely lost, and prospects of friendship. Can Willa right past wrongs to fulfill a promise from the grave so her father can be laid to rest?

 

REALITY LESBIAN 3

by Q. Kelly

The producers of “Will You Marry Me?” need a new lead ASAP, and Bree Vaughn fits the bill. Never mind that she applied to be a contestant and may not truly be ready for love.

The moment that Bree sets eyes on Izzy Fontana, she thinks Izzy may be the one. Except…oops! Bree dismisses her as a prospective love match seconds afterward because Izzy is Deaf and communicates through sign language. Bree’s son, Austin, wears cochlear implants, and Bree is afraid he might backslide with a Deaf stepmother. Sayonara, so long, Izzy!

Of course, it wouldn’t be PC to kick Izzy off the first night, so Bree keeps her around along with contestants such as a poly couple, a Muslim Republican, a sixty-two-year-old dildo purveyor and a cowgirl with subpar lassoing skills. Bit by bit, enough of the contestants begin to make their mark on Bree, and the emotions, drama and tears become the real thing.

Will Bree propose, and to whom? Find out in “Reality Lesbian 3”!

 

SPORTS ROMANCE

 

THE ROAD TO CANADA
Girls of Summer: Book 4

by Kate Christie

The first three books of the Girls of Summer series introduced Emma Blakeley and Jamie Maxwell, two young athletes with bright soccer futures. Now, in The Road to Canada, a staffing change on the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) shortly before the 2015 World Cup has altered the playing field for both women.

For Jamie, a new coach means a renewed shot at making the World Cup roster for the top-ranked squad in the world. For Emma, the shift in priorities means that for the first time in her adult life, she isn’t sure she’ll be on the field—or even on the team—for a major championship.

Who will make the final cut for a chance to stand on top of the winner’s podium in Vancouver? To find out, join Jamie and Emma for the latest installment in the ongoing story of their lives, loves, and would-be world championships in The Road to Canada, book four of the bestselling series.

 

ROMANCE /

ACTION & ADVENTURE

 

THE CURSED HEART

by Bonnie Wormsley

Katherine Tanner is the captain of the pirate ship The Widow, which prowls the seas by night preying upon innocent ships. With her faithful tiger companion Saida by her side, Katie boards a ship one night with her crew to find something unexpected – a young blonde woman held captive in a filthy cell. She frees the young woman and brings her aboard The Widow.

Katie soon realizes she has a strange attraction to the young woman, whose name is Hannah. When the ship makes port the next day, Katie thinks Hannah will leave. She is secretly relieved when Hannah decides to join her crew and allows the young woman to stay with her in her quarters.

As the mutual attraction between them continues to grow, will Katie and Hannah be able to overcome their pasts and learn to trust and love one another?

 

EPIC FANTASY

 

DARK THERMOPYLAE
Thermopylae: Book 4

by Belinda Harrison
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Nine winters have passed in Trachis since Ava’s dramatic birth at the hands of Ares and his Keres. The child has grown with the love of her parents and grandparents with no outward signs – or knowledge of – the lineage she has inherited from her Mumma Skylar.

But the time is coming for Ares to return. The mortals may not feel Ava’s power growing, but he does, and the God of War will do whatever he must to set his Chosen One on the path he intends.

And when he is done, nothing will ever be the same in Trachis again.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

A BITTERSWEET GARDEN 

by Caren J. Werlinger

Nora McNeill has always dreamed of exploring her Irish roots. When she finally gets the opportunity to spend a summer in the village where her grandparents grew up, the experience promises to live up to her very high expectations. Except for the ghost that is haunting her rented cottage and is soon invading her dreams.

Briana Devlin has arranged her life the way she likes it: a good dog, good mates, and work with horses. There’s no room in her life for a relationship. Especially with an annoyingly clumsy—and attractive—American who is only going to be around for a few months.

The weeks fly by, and Nora’s ghost becomes more demanding, seeking her help in solving the mystery surrounding her death. Briana watches as Nora becomes more wrapped up in the past, seeming to fade away before her eyes.

Past and present are on a collision course, leaving Nora and Briana caught in a ghostly intrigue that could cost them not only their chance of a future together, but their very lives.

 

ROMANCE / APOCALYPSE

 

DARKNESS UNITED
The Darkness Trilogy: Book 3

by KC Luck
Available in Kindle Unlimited

If the lights go out forever, can love survive?

Twice now, Taylor, Jackie, Lexi, and Anna have faced the darkness brought on by a catastrophic solar storm. With the help of Sam, Laura, and a group of faithful friends, they have rebuilt their lives in a world without power. But when new threats arise, each must find a way to survive against the odds as well as continue to rely on each other.

If you like a story with romance and adventure, mixed with conflict and heroism, then you will love KC Luck’s page-turning new book. Don’t miss this exciting conclusion to The Darkness Trilogy.

 

SPY THRILLER

 

LEVITATE

by Geonn Cannon

To Cassiane Jurick, there is nothing in the world as important as The Mission. As a covert agent for Greek intelligence, she disappears into whatever role she’s given. Her latest mission ends in failure and nearly costs Cassiane her life, but she is rescued and nursed back to health by her handler, Timothea Riddock. Adrift between assignments and still recuperating from her injuries, Cassiane begins a physical relationship with Timothea.

Their relationship is put on hold by the arrival of another agent, Constance Grimaldi, who brings them a new mission: a Soviet chemist has arrived in Berlin with a new strain of anthrax which they believe he plans to sell to one of their enemies. As Cassiane disappears into her latest identity, Timothea finds herself drawn to Constance.

From a ghost station in the shadow of the Berlin Wall to hidden strongholds hidden deep inside dark German forests, the three agents must learn to trust one another because this mission’s failure would mean certain death.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

JANUARY EMBERS

by Hildred Billings
narrated by Kay Mack

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 10 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?

 

SALE ALERT

 

THE LOVE PILL

by Arizona Tape

$0.99 $4.99 

What if you had a pill that could change attraction into love?

Female spy, Cara, has no qualms using the love pill to get information from her targets. But this time, it’s different. This time, she actually likes the one she has to go after. Problem? Her target is a woman and Cara doesn’t swing that way. Or does she?

The Love Pill is a lesbian romance filled with self-discovery, acceptance of changing sexuality, and a lot of sweet moments. This book will make you hunger for that human connection and restore your faith in love.

 

DREAMING OF THE STARS

by Freia Ricola

$0.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Some stars last forever.

“The Red Planet produces many things. High-speed, high-luxury starliners. Plastics, alloys, and gases essential to the construction of those starliners. Beautiful, dusty red Martian Roses. My favourite pudding, the strawberry-based Olympus Bun. And many other things. But the one thing Mars has rarely been known for producing is stellar level idols.

What are idols, you ask? According to my best friend Anise, entire books could and have been written on the subject of idols. To me, though, they’re people who make me smile and laugh, and who brighten my day simply by being. An idol’s job is to be a source of inspiration, a guiding light in times of darkness.

Idols can sing, dance, act, even work as producers for other idols, performing minor—and sometimes not-so-minor—miracles behind the scenes so their friends and rivals can be their best, too. And now I’m about to become an idol myself. Little ‘ol me, an eighteen year old girl with no real direction in my life. Frankly, the very idea is terrifying.

And very, very exciting.

My name’s Isla Ainsworth, and this is the story of how I became an idol.”

 

STARLET SUNRISE

by Freia Ricola

$0.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Living. Learning. Loving.

“My name’s Anise Kendall, and I’m an idol, actress, and lover of cute girls. Just a short month ago, I was still living on dusty old Mars with my best friend, Isla. Now? We’re both students at the prestigious Dreamstar Academy for Idols on planet Aida, the centre of all forms of entertainment among the stars.

We’ve settled into our new lives here, Isla’s managed to get herself onto some crazy camp for rookie idols that promises to give her a new sense of appreciation for the role lungs play in the human body, and I’m getting ready for an important audition to become a new model for a clothing brand. Exciting stuff!

Between these activities, though, we’re also meeting new friends and rivals. Isla bumped into the academy’s top idol just yesterday, the loner known as Cassiopeia Luna, knocking her on her butt and starting a chain of events that could have ramifications for the whole of the idol world. And we met a lovely couple of girls recently, one a bubbly and fun lass called Millie, the other a gothic model known as Evangeline le Fay.

There’s an almost endless variety to the types of idol out there, and I’ve made it my job to learn about them all. Because becoming an idol is easy. But becoming a successful idol? Ah, that’s the hard part, and the more unique you are, the more likely you’ll be to succeed.

Now I just have to hope Isla and our other new friends figure this out. Fading into obscurity is a fate worse than death for an idol…”

 

NEW HORIZONS

by Freia Ricola

$0.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

New Trials. New Rivals. New Horizons.

“Hey-yo! Is this thing on? It’s your friendly neighbourhood Pop Idol, Millie Bright here. How’s it going? Things are a bit up and down for me and Eva right now, aye. I have plenty of fun idol work on the go, no problems there. Got mesself a nice little gig at an idol bar and café, working for a lovely lady called Amy. Aye, lots of fun, that one is! I’m also mascot girl for Dinky Doughnuts for the next year, and I love me some doughnuts, yep.

Only problem is… Eva’s been a bit weird lately. Sneaking little chats with Anise while I’m not around, that kind of thing. Maybe she’s just worried about her shyness, and wants help? Silly girl, she could always ask me, I’m the world champion at not being shy!

Or maybe there’s something else going on? I dunno.

We also have the big tennis tournament coming up at Dreamstar Academy soon. Promises to be quite the event, I hear. Our own Isla is taking part, the lovely tennis idol that she is, but word is that she’s partnering with someone unexpected! I wonder who it could be…?

Oh, looks like my time’s up. This is Millie Bright, signing off! Hope everyone has a lovely and rainbow-filled day.”

 

NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER OF RWA PRESENTS

 

Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference

Register now for the conference. April 26-27 at the Boston Marriott in Burlington, MA. 

Master Class with Damon Suede, Luncheon Speaker Penny Reid, and Keynote by Sonali Dev. 

Workshops in Business, Craft, and Writer’s Life that are applicable across genres. We’re also expecting a great turnout for our Friday book fair with all of our main speakers signing.

Also, I’ll (TB Markinson) be there along with Miranda MacLeod and we’ll be signing books.  

More info and registration are here: https://www.necrwa.org/conference/conference-registration/

 


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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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