New Lesfic Goodies: April 23rd 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

 

A WOMAN LOST 
Books 3-5

by T.B. Markinson
Available in Kindle Unlimited

3 books. 700+ pages of smart, sexy lesbian romance.

Lizzie doesn’t know much about families, let alone happy ones. Yet, she and her wife are about to welcome two new bundles of joy into their lives.

Encouraged by her wife, Lizzie makes an effort to grow close to her estranged family for the sake of her children, only to discover her dad’s shocking skeleton in the closet.

The repercussions ensnare all the Petries, new and old.

The harder Lizzie tries to keep the family together, the more trouble the clueless one gets into.

Is Lizzie strong enough to survive her own issues, support her wife and their twins, and navigate the pitfalls of her extended family troubles, or will having all the Petries in her life finally break Lizzie once and for all?

 

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

by Kim Hartfield
Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Gloria’s daughter announces she’s getting married, Gloria couldn’t be happier. Things get more complicated when she realizes the groom’s mother was her best friend back in high school – the first woman who ever made her heart beat faster, as well as her first kiss. Gloria and Bethany reconnect during the engagement, and Gloria begins to wonder if she could have her own fairytale romance. Is it too late for Gloria to find love? Or could the mother of the bride be the star of her own story?

 

FORGET ME NOT

my Melissa Tereze
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Jess Edwards’ life could be better. Six years ago, her world was turned upside down when she lost the love of her life to London. In the years that followed, she found herself preparing for the inevitability of losing her grandfather, too.

Word around town is that her first love is back, leading Jess to question the decisions she’s about to make, but nothing is as it seems. Jess may be known to have a heart of gold, but is she prepared to have it broken once again?

Amber Powell has returned home to Liverpool after receiving devastating news from her sister. Now within reach of her ex-girlfriend, she tries to remain invisible. Over the years, that had worked well for her, but with the potential of heartbreak just around the corner, will Amber realise that the only woman she ever needed… is standing right in front of her. A story of life, loss, and ultimately love.

 

PARTY OF TWO

by Tey Holden
Available in Kindle Unlimited

A chance encounter at a bar presents an awkward situation, and it’s love at first sight when Dr. Blair Reilley meets Alexandra Marcos Larsen. That they share the same dream was such an extraordinary coincidence that it was almost too hard to believe and much less comprehend. How life had intertwined their paths to come together was even harder to understand. However, the dream is far fetched when family-health issues, old boyfriends, bad decisions, tragedy, and identity issues need to be overcome.

 

WRITE YOUR OWN SCRIPT

by A.L. Brooks

A sizzling lesbian romance about finding out what’s important in life.

Beloved famous British actress Tamsyn Harris is in her early fifties and works hard to prove she’s still got “it”, despite her age. That means never revealing she’s a lesbian, for fear it would threaten her acclaimed career. After an on-set incident blows up, she disappears to a retreat to lay low for a while.

Maggie Cooper is a successful author with two pseudonyms and suffering from burn out. It’s hard enough trying to maintain both worlds, let alone keep them separate from real life. After checking herself into a retreat in Norfolk, the last thing she expects to find is the respected, beautiful actress she’s had a crush on her whole life.

As passion sweeps them up, they agree it can only be a holiday fling. But is that enough? Can they just return to their lives and leave each other behind?

 

SAVOR THE MOMENT

by Dana Piccoli

Natalia Chambers is a successful singer/songwriter whose star is on the rise. But Nat has a problem. She can’t seem to write any new music and the pressure is on to write a follow-up to her last record. The fact that her last girlfriend betrayed her and left her with a wounded heart certainly isn’t helping any.

When Nat comes home from her latest tour, she’s ready for some serious R&R. The last thing she expects is a stunning pastry chef named Maddy LaDuke to send her tumbling (literally) head over heels. As Nat spends more time with Maddy she discovers a side benefit—it seems that their romance may hold the key to that serious writer’s block problem.

Just when Nat thinks she’s ready for something big with Maddy, an old flame arrives and tries to burn it all down. Will Nat and Maddy be able to put their hearts on the line and find trust in each other?

Dana Piccoli takes readers on journey of sweet romance and second chances with her debut novel, Savor the Moment.

 

FOR THE TELLING
WeHo Book 13

by Sherryl Hancock
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Film maker and ex-Marine Legend Azaria isn’t one to take no for an answer. After being turned down for funding for her latest film, she vows to go it alone. Her story of her time in the Marines and the devastating effects of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is one that needs to be told. Riley Taylor is cast in the supporting role, and although initially being dubious about playing a gay woman, she soon rises to the challenge.

As the movie gets underway, Legend struggles with the pain of resurfacing memories. Riley does her best to help her through it, and in the process the two become close.

But will that be enough to stop Legend hitting rock bottom as the trauma of her past takes over her present?

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

FAIREST

by Cara Malone
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Everyone says Luma has the world at her fingertips. Her trust fund can buy anything she wants, there’s a modeling agency courting her, and most people would kill for her life – especially her stepmother, Tabitha.

When Tabitha comes home mangled from a botched cosmetic procedure and finds out Luma’s been offered a prestigious gig, jealousy rears its aging, puffy head. Tabitha wants Luma dead and she’s got no choice but to flee. Alone and cut off from her resources, Luma’s last refuge is a remote cottage where she prays Tabitha won’t find her.

Charlie is the newest addition to her family’s lumberjack business in the forest, whittling away her emotions as she works through a broken heart. Beauty really is skin deep because no woman can look past the birthmark on her forehead. Charlie is ready to forget about love… until she finds Luma asleep in her bed. She’s in danger, vulnerable, and also the most beautiful woman Charlie has ever seen.

When the lumberjacks take Luma under their protection, she finds more than just safety. She finds Charlie and a new purpose in the forest – until Tabitha comes back to finish her kill.

 

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE / ROMANCE

 

AN ISLAND IN THE SUN
Silver Lake Lesbian Intrigue: Book 1

by Cassandra Barnes

Asia Reynolds, a documentary film maker looks for love in the middle of chaos. She lives in heaven, a picturesque town on the Mississippi river, sparkling countryside, soaring hawks and eagles and more action than she could wish for. Her forensic research skills are in demand to uncover the perpetrators of an international political tangle involving an assassination – and another, more local problem involving a murderous gay love triangle.

Then, she meets Jasmine – a young hippie artisan and her known world flips around.

 

HISTORICAL FICTION

 

SHADOWS OF FORTUNE
The Cavendish Trilogy: Book 2

by F.K. Sewell
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Stranded in Port Royal in the aftermath of the earthquake that took her family home, Vesta must deal with the loss of her parents and accept her brother Nicolas’s decision to set sail without her. Alone on land, she must adapt quickly and forge a new survival plan as events spiral beyond her control…

Trigger Warning: Some violence, threats – sword fights & injury detail.

 

EPIC FANTASY

 

FRUITS OF THE GODS

by William C. Tracy

Sisters Kisare and Belili uproot an ancient box in their owner’s orchard and find a miracle inside: a fifth godfruit in a society that knows only four. It is punishable by death for non-nobles to eat godfruit, so the sisters hide the discovery and plot to escape servitude for good. With the power represented in the box, they could live as nobles themselves.

But Kisare finds her new freedom more difficult than she imagined, and Belili has many secrets she strives to keep hidden. With the help of a people slowly losing their culture and technology to the powerful nobles, the sisters lead an infiltration of the highest levels of noble society.

While Kisare finds she cares for the captured leader of the people helping them, Belili comes to love her noble suitor’s guard—a fierce woman with a similar past to her own. In the end, the fifth godfruit may bring harmony to the world, but the sisters’ only hope of succeeding lies in deciphering ancient mythologies surrounding the gods’ original plan for their people.

Trigger warnings: rape and slavery.

 

COZY MYSTERY

 

A CURIOUS WOMAN

by Jess Lea

A funny, fabulous, cozy mystery filled with quirkiness and a sweet serve of lesbian romance.

Bess Campbell has escaped to the windswept Australian coastal town of Port Bannir, determined to begin her life again. She is loving her fresh start, thanks to her fun job running a hip gallery, her territorial chickens, and a lot of self-help books to find her new, better self.

Port Bannir local Margaret Gale runs an austere maritime museum, and rules her staff with an iron fist. She has no time for that crazy modern gallery or upbeat, earnest Bess sweeping around town on her hipster bicycle.

After a heated dispute over an antique collectible dildo, there’s little hope Margaret and Bess will ever see eye to eye.

But when Port Bannir is rocked by a senseless murder, both women find themselves implicated. Can they work together to expose the truth––or will the truth prove far too dangerous?

 

ROMANCE MYSTERY

 

GALLOWS HUMOR

by Carolyn Elizabeth

Corey Curtis is coasting. At thirty-three, she’s in the best shape of her life and has a satisfying position at Jackson City Memorial Hospital. With a good paycheck, great friends, and occasional relationships with smart, beautiful women, she couldn’t be happier. She thinks.

Dr. Thayer Reynolds, whiling away some time before the start of her Emergency Department fellowship at JCMH and intrigued by the stories she’s heard, crashes the morgue to get a look at Corey—the woman her young colleagues are whispering about.

Totally spinning from her first interactions with Thayer, Corey throws herself into the post mortem exam of a construction worker who fell to his death, which isn’t at all suspicious—until it is. With no support from her boss or the police, Corey investigates the death on her own. Making bad decisions with good intentions, she recklessly endangers her own life and Thayer’s. Even worse—she potentially dooms any chance of a real relationship with Thayer before it even gets started.

 

SUPERHERO SCIENCE FICTION

 

A LOVER’S MERCY
The Superheroine Collection: Book 5

by Fionna Zedde

A gripping, sexy, lesbian superhero novel that will leave your heart pounding at its powerful conclusion. This sequel to The Power of Mercy can also be read as a standalone story.

Mai Redstone prowls Atlanta as its hero, Mercy, trying to save people from themselves and each other. With her newly discovered, stronger powers, she acts as if she’s invincible. To those who know her though, she’s as delicate as a cobra lily.

Xóchitl is the complete opposite. Violence comes naturally to her. Hard-hearted and thick-skinned, the softest thing about her is her love for Mai. As part of an elite law-enforcement team in the secret Meta community, Xóchitl hunts and punishes anyone who dares to break their rules.

But when Mai is in danger from her own powerful family, Xóchitl’s soft underbelly is exposed. How can she protect Mai when she can’t even tell allies from enemies? For the first time in her life, Xóchitl feels as threatened as the vulnerable humans Mai protects.

Xóchitl is used to being the strongest one in the room, but when she suddenly isn’t, will she allow herself to surrender to her lover’s mercy?

 

EARTH DAY SPECIAL

 

FOR THE LOVE OF HER
A Collection of Intimate Fairy Tales About Mother Earth

by Amy DeMeritt

$0.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

A collection of beautiful fairy tales with ordinary woman having extraordinary and intimate experiences with Mother Earth. They experience love, bliss, and companionship, while gaining respect and reverence for our Earth Mother.

This collection of short stories was written to honor and celebrate the beauty and bounty of Earth with the hopes that they will inspire respect and action to help protect this planet we call home.

 

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

LONDON HOLIDAY

by Miranda MacLeod
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

Jordan is an American journalist living in London, but when her newspaper is 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 into 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 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 a madcap adventure exploring London together, both Jordan and Abby suspect they may have found their perfect match, but if the secrets they are hiding are exposed, will their relationship survive?

London Holiday is a modern-day fairytale inspired by the classic film Roman Holiday.

 

SOUTHERN ROOTS
The Compass Series: Book 2

by Lise Gold
narrated by Addison Barnes

Hannah Hudson has had a rough start to the year. Returning home to London from her magical holiday in Norway, still on a high after meeting the wonderful Kristine, her newfound happiness is dealt a crushing blow when she discovers that her ex has been stealing from her and she is going to lose her business. A letter from an American lawyer throws her an unexpected lifeline, informing her that she’s inherited a house and a restaurant in Presley, Louisiana, from her biological mother who gave her up for adoption at birth.

Meanwhile back in Covington, nothing ever changes in Kristine Miller’s life. She’s grown tired of her job at the local bank, and she’s reluctant to go back to dating, unable to get Hannah, who has gone silent on her, out of her mind.

When Hannah suddenly shows up in Kristine’s life again there is no denying that destiny has a plan for them, but Hannah’s life is in London and Kristine’s is deeply attached to the beautiful South. As Hannah searches for the story behind her Southern roots, can they overcome the challenge of distance to give themselves another shot at love? Second chances are rare, and you can’t question fate when it keeps drawing you back together….

 

CHAIN REACTIONS

by Lynn Ames
narrated by Emily Beresford

Some of Diana Lindstrom’s fondest memories involve childhood experiments conducted under the watchful supervision of her Great-Aunt Nora, a celebrated physicist long ago shunned by the family for mysterious reasons.

Now in her adult years and a sought-after scientist herself, Diana learns that Nora is dying. She hires private-duty nurse Brooke Sheldon to care for Nora. Over the days and weeks spent in Nora’s company, Diana and Brooke are privy to Nora’s long-held secrets, along with her deep-seated regrets.

Trapped in a failing body, but with a keen mind, Nora Lindstrom watches as the spark of attraction between her great-niece and her caregiver grows into a flame.

Determined to help the two younger women find the kind of deep love they so richly deserve, Nora makes a fateful decision that brings the past and the present directly onto a collision course. After all this time, it’s still about chain reactions.


 

GIVEAWAY

 

Win a copy of A Clueless Woman.

One lucky winner will receive the e-book.

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

The winner will be selected on April 30th.

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

 

PODCAST NEWS

 

Episode 30: Harper Knows How to Roll a Condom Off a Banana

In this week’s episode, Harper talks about her writing progress and process. Other topics include meditation, being a golf widow, Game of Thrones and the hotness of French actresses.

Click here to listen.

Get in touch with Harper Bliss and Her Mrs with your questions, comments or suggested topics at harperblissandhermrs@gmail.com

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LWW-9: Knowing what we know now, how would we launch our first books?

In this episode, TB talks about her wreck of a week: getting caught in a rainstorm and her author email being shut down briefly. Clare shares about her epic week, including Tottenham winning and seeing Michelle Obama speak.

TB turns the table on Clare and asks knowing what Clare knows now, how would she launch a book? Clare outlines several things she’d do differently. The big takeaway is to be nice to authors and readers. TB shares why she started her website I Heart Lesfic. The short story, she got the stiff arm from other lesbian fiction websites when she first started out and she felt lonely. Now, TB wants to help other authors feel like they have support in the community. They both discuss certain services they use to make launching books easier.

Clare brings up the most important part of being an indie author in the twenty-first century, and TB couldn’t agree more.

Click here to listen.

If you’d like to leave a comment on the episode, head on over to www.lesbianswhowrite.com. They’d love to hear from you!

 

LESFIC NEWS

 

NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER OF RWA PRESENTS

T.G.I.For Literacy Author Signing 

When: April 26, 2019 from 6 – 8 PM.

Where: Burlington, MA

Over fifty authors * FREE to the public * FREE raffle basket drawing.

I’ll (TB Markinson) be there along with Miranda MacLeod, Laney Webber, Jane C. Esther, and Tamsen Parker.

Click here for details.

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SOUTHCOAST LESFIC HANG-OUT

 

Have you heard about the lesfic event in the UK on May 4th?

May 4th 10am- 4pm

Crawley Horticultural Society Hall

Ifield Ave, West Green, Crawley, RH11 7AJ

Check out the Facebook group for more details.

 

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CALLING ALL LESFIC AUTHORS

I Heart Lesfic is coordinating a sale to run May 27 to May 31. Five days.

I’m looking to recruit tons of authors.

To find out how to join, click here.

 

 

FREEBIES

Have you checked out the freebies page on I Heart Lesfic?

Many authors, like Cheyenne Blue, give away freebies when you sign up for their newsletter. Click on the image to sign up for Cheyenne Blue’s newsletter.


 

For all the offerings, click this page.

Happy reading!

TB


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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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4 Responses to New Lesfic Goodies: April 23rd Edition

  1. Erin Wade says:

    Just send “Shakespeare Under Cover”. Thank you so much.

  2. Michelle Manuel says:

    Life in Bits (and looking forward to reading A Woman Lost series)

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