New Lesfic Goodies: April 9th Edition

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

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by Emily Engberts

The first flowers each spring bring big changes along with them.

Two women, thinking that they are too different, find that those differences don’t have to be bad…

Dani moves to an island with her young daughter, Rose, ready for a new start in her life. Her heart is still tender, but when she catches a glimpse of her daughter’s teacher, things start to change.

Kim loves her job as a primary school teacher but with siblings with big careers, she feels like she’s always behind them, never the same. That is, until she meets her new pupil’s mother who makes her rethink everything she ever believed in.



by Ellie Green
Available in Kindle Unlimited

What happens when a musician can’t keep playing? Riley knows the only way to save her hand is to stop playing guitar. But how can she do that when it’s the only thing in her life that makes her happy? A chance meeting with April, a physical therapist, gives her hope.



by Jenna Layne
Available in Kindle Unlimited

After breaking up with her long-term boyfriend back in Seattle, Hannah Evanston embarks on the journey of a lifetime. With only her bicycle for company, her goal is to pedal 1,300 miles down the east coast and discover herself along the way.

A pit stop in the small southern California town of Wellington Cliff may hold the answers Hannah seeks. Bumping into the beautiful, charismatic Shannon Caruso outside a convenience store is just the tip of the iceberg for Hannah. When Shannon, a fellow cyclist from Chicago, invites Hannah to camp with her, Hannah begins to realize that her interest in Shannon may be developing into something more than friendly admiration.

But Shannon is riding away from her own scars too, scars that may be impossible for Hannah’s fledgling feelings to overcome. Can Hannah allow herself to follow her heart and win Shannon’s in the process? Or will their choices take them down different roads?


Songbook: Book 2

by B.L. Wilson

Wealthy married Black woman, Vernella Burton-Jones, has been suffering verbal and sometimes physical abuse at the hands of her wife Frances for years. The clincher occurs when Vernella discovers that Frances is cheating on her and embezzling from the company Vernella’s father built up from the ground. Vernella feels helpless to stop this cycle of bullying and abuse, until she meets Clementine.

Clementine Rogers is a young, white female driver and sometime street fighter applying for what seems to be an ideal job. However, when she witnesses her potential employer’s wife abusing her and intervenes, she wants to do more to protect Vernella, but isn’t sure her attractive new boss will appreciate her interference.

Can Vernella take steps to prevent more abuse and keep Frances from robbing her blind? Will she accept Clementine’s help in protecting her? Can two women with completely dissimilar backgrounds allow their attraction for each other overcome many obstacles? Find out in Me and Mrs. Jones, a love story.


DYALESSIA GAMES: Alex & Christie 2.0

by Scott Kujawa
Available in Kindle Unlimited

With the help of best friend and her, Alexandria’s desire to be in a committed relationship by the end of the year came true. A few months into the new year, Christie and her continued to grow closer. When Olivia returns to Rochester for the weekend, her actions strain the relationship between Alex and Christie when Alexandria learns not everyone is happy about her being in a committed relationship. 

Having settled in Rochester after she moved upstate from New York City, Christie is happy being an intern at Dyalessia Games and being in a committed relationship with Alexandria. Christie’s feelings change for a time when she finds Alexandria doing something Christie doesn’t approve of, although this mistake isn’t Alex’s fault.

Will the two work through this misunderstanding? Or will they go their separate ways although they love each other? Found inside book four of Dyalessia Games are the answers to these questions, and the answers about how Alex and Christie strengthen their relationship.





by Allie Keane
Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Colleen travels home to spread her mother’s ashes, she finds solace in her old best friend, Molly. Their weekend-long reunion brings back countless great memories from their youth. But it also revives a past crush that Colleen thought she buried away.

Meanwhile, Molly is grappling with her own feelings of attraction—feelings she never expected and can’t ignore. She doesn’t have time for love, though, with a 7-year-old daughter under her sole care and a mounting pile of debt.

Once they share a kiss, however, Colleen and Molly can no longer just be friends. They decide to give a long-distance relationship a shot. But busy lives, bad cell phone reception, and hundreds of miles between them prove to make it difficult. Will they be forced to give up each other, or will they find a way to make their love last?

LOVESTRUCK is a standalone friends-to-lovers romance with an HEA.


Rose Lake Series: Book 1

by Chloe Peterson

Sometimes love comes in unexpected packages…

Alice Wilson has spent the last fifteen years devoted to turning Rose Lake Books into a thriving, inclusive business. Now, at forty years old, she’s succeeded, but it’s come at the expense of her personal life.

Needing an extra set of hands to help her booming business cope with a rise in customers, Alice puts out an ad for a sales assistant. When a beautiful, twenty-five-year-old woman asks for the job, Alice’s carefully arranged life is knocked off kilter.

Can Alice find a way to see past Jade’s age? And will Jade be able to tear down the walls Alice has built around herself?

Don’t miss the first book in this heart-warming new series. Every book in this series can be read as a stand-alone without having read the other installments.





by Victoria Rush
Available in Kindle Unlimited

When lonely divorcée Jade sees an ad for a bodypainting workshop at the local supermarket, her interest is piqued. She books an appointment and is excited when she’s paired with a pretty redhead at their first session. As Jade begins painting her naked body and the two exchange playful banter, she finds herself growing increasingly attracted to the girl. By the end of the workshop, both women are at a fever pitch of excitement…




Broken Chronicles: Book 1

by Kellie Doherty

Misti Eildelmann is a Vagari—a race whose innate crafting ability is connected to the creatures of the world. She’s also a Moon Knight. Misti is fighting a banished one when he slips a pendant around her neck that saps her strength. The pendant is dangerous. Deadly even. It harnesses crafting in a way not seen before, so she sets off to find help. Old and new friends join her on this quest, including her longtime crush Dylori Clyofis and a villager named Arias Silverstone. The journey is risky—filled with frightening suncreatures, evil worshippers, and twisted betrayal. Misti is thankful to have friends on this path into the scorching light, but something much bigger is waiting for them in the sunshine. Her pendant is just a piece of puzzle.




An Opening in Time: Book 2

by Karen Klyne
Available in Kindle Unlimited

When the day comes, Kaitlin is excited about taking Tannus and Carray back to Cheshire to show them all the wonders of the world she comes from. And she just knows there’s going to be a cure for the hereditary disease threatening to take Tannus from her. But once they’re back, things aren’t as straight forward as she thought they’d be. Her mum and dad hate each other. Her brother has a crush on Carray. And then there’s the persistent ex-policewoman who can’t let go of the things she’s seen happen in the field…

Learning to live in this new world is harder than Tannus imagined it would be. Although she wants to be as excited as Kaitlin is, she can’t help but be confounded by all the things she learns: poverty, war, and inequality abound in this strange world. And as they prepare for the birth of their child, Tannus can only hope she’ll be around to see her grow up.

Meanwhile, back in Caysher, Berran is struggling to become the chief her community needs. Without her sister at her side, and missing Kaitlin’s exuberant presence, she’s not sure who she is anymore. When disaster strikes and illness hits the community, she’s forced to take drastic measures.

Will love get them through? Or will crossing over cost more than they’d ever imagined?





by Brigitte Bautista

$0.99 (Price will increase to $2.99 on April 15th)

Best friends Jo and Liza are as opposite as night and day. Sex worker Jo swears by the worry-free, one-day-at-a-time dance through life. Salesclerk Liza has big plans for her family’s future, and there is nothing bigger than a one-way trip to the U.S. But an almost-kiss, a sex dare, and news of Liza’s engagement to her American boyfriend unveil feelings Jo and Liza never thought they had. Deciding between staying together and drifting apart puts Liza’s best-laid plans and Jo’s laidback life in jeopardy.

When love clashes with lifelong ambitions and family expectations, someone has to give in.

Question is: who?





Pink Bean Series: Book 9

by Harper Bliss
narrated by Angela Dawe

Building walls around your heart is much easier than breaking them down. 

Katherine Jones has said goodbye to her old job as a luxury lesbian escort and embarked on a new adventure with her best friend Rocco: opening a third branch of the Pink Bean coffee shop.

Rocco’s aunt, Hera Walker, is tasked with renovating the building of the new Pink Bean. It’s Hera’s first job after recovering from the sudden death of her long-term partner and she finds it hard to reconnect with her former life. Her first new client being an ex-call girl isn’t exactly helping.

Can Hera find the open-mindedness to see Katherine for who she truly is? And will Katherine, who has never suffered fools gladly, be able to break down the wall Hera has built around her?


Book 2

by Erik Schubach
narrated by Hollie Jackson

Emily Monroe may be a lot of things, but one thing is for sure, she is not the Chosen One. Now that the truth about Emily and the Chosen One has been revealed to them, they are reeling, and things will never again be the same for Emily at Big Burger. The Chosen One rebels, learning the truth about her family, and the mayor strips her of the mantle of the champion of Big City. While the new hero of the city, Mega Girl, makes dangerous decisions, the Chosen One must learn to be a normal person and get a new job and a normal life.



by Jane Retzig
narrated by Jan Cramer

Summer 2018. Britain is basking in a rare heatwave. And Hazel and Dorothy Wilding are working together to clear their family farm high on the North Yorkshire moors.

The sisters have been estranged for 42 years. And they’re not happy to be forced together now.

Dorothy has always been a dutiful daughter. She’s a regular chapel-goer. She never married. And she’s stayed on the farm all her life, working in the family B & B.
Hazel, is lesbian. She lives in London, where she runs her own business in partnership with her gay best friend Vinny.

The two women seem irretrievably locked in bitterness. Though they loved each other once.

But then two long-lost figures suddenly re-emerge from the past. And the sisters are forced to look back on a much earlier heatwave summer from 1967. The summer when everything went wrong between them. The summer that broke their hearts.




Win a copy of Clare Lydon’s latest, You’re My Kind

One lucky winner will receive the e-book. 

To enter, simply leave a comment below and state which novel by Clare Lydon is your all-time fave. Haven’t read a book by Clare? You can still enter. Just tell me Clare Lydon’s name. Hint: it’s Clare Lydon. Honestly, I’m not trying to trick anyone or make this difficult.

One winner will be selected on April 16th.

Please note, the author will contact you via email to arrange delivery of the e-book.  




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About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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17 Responses to New Lesfic Goodies: April 9th Edition

  1. Deb says:

    My all time favorite Clare Lydon book is Twice in a Lifetime. I absolutely loved this book!

  2. MK says:

    Hmm, where do you start with Clare Lydon! I adore the London series and the All I Want series! It’s a toss up for me though over The Long Weekend and Nothing to Lose. Love them both. Sorry, I can’t pick just one. 😊

  3. Her name is: Clare Lydon

  4. SueH says:

    Hard to pick, but think it would have to be London Calling

  5. Helen says:

    I love all of her books. Can”t pick one.

  6. Joann says:

    Clare Lydon, I love all the books I have read. I love the new podcast as well.

  7. Alisha K says:

    I am ashamed to admit I haven’t read any Clare Lydon yet. But I would love to start!

  8. Gail Nascimento says:

    I’d choose Twice in A Lifetime. The London Series is great too.

  9. Shar Brent says:

    My fav is “Twice in A Lifetime”.

  10. I love the London Series but my favorite is Twice in a Lifetime.

  11. Torrais Glenn says:

    I love all of Clare lydon’s Books!!

  12. Tineke says:

    My favorite is “Nothing to lose”!

  13. Snowlily says:

    I have never read Clare Lydon’s book and I am curious to find out !

  14. Jamie W says:

    I can’t possibly choose a favorite Clare Lydon book. I have loved every single one that I have read. Nothing To Lose, Twice in a Lifetime, the All I Want series, I’ve loved them all so much.

  15. Shraddha says:

    Mg all time favorite is Nothing To Lose

  16. Shraddha says:

    My all time favorite is Nothing To Lose!!

  17. Marine says:

    I didn’t read any books from Clare Lydon yet, there’s a first time for everything 🙃

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