New Lesfic Goodies: July 2 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: tbm@iheartlesfic.com. Include “Sale for IHL Newsletter” in the subject line.

Anyone with lesfic news, give me a shout at tbm@iheartlesfic.com.

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

MARKED FOR LOVE

by Hannah West
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Imagine a world where soulmates are real and every love story is guaranteed a happy ending. But not all dreams come true.

When homicide detective Noelle Richards arrives at a crime scene to discover the victim shares the identical mark on her wrist that identifies her as Noelle’s one true love, she knows society will expect her to resign herself to being alone forever. But then she meets Sara McClaire, a widowed doctor who is charming, sexy, and obviously interested in her. Noelle is willing to break the rules for a second shot at love, but Sara is keeping secrets — and those secrets could threaten both Noelle’s life and their newfound chance at a happy ending together.

 

SCENE CHANGE
Off Screen: Book 9

by JA Armstrong
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Life is about to take a dramatic turn for Emma Bronson and Addison Blake.

While Addison is overseeing the production of another hit TV show, On Screen, Emma has been keeping residence at her parents’ home in Kansas. Emma is overseeing the progress on a new home the couple is building in her hometown. Emma is expecting their third child, and the separation has given both women the time to think about the future and what each is hoping it might hold. Addison has some unique ideas about the future; ideas Emma desperately wants to embrace but fears Addison might regret. The pair must wade through their fears, their dreams, and their insecurities to find the way forward.

Scene Change is the ninth installment of the Off Screen Series. It follows the lives of a popular television actress and her writer wife as they traverse the sometimes amusing, many times challenging landscape of Hollywood notoriety and family.

 

STAY WITH ME

by Marian Snowe & Ruby Grandin
Available in Kindle Unlimited

All Lynn Evans wants is to repair her crumbling relationship by taking her girlfriend on romantic getaway. All Dana Crane wants is for her inn on the Maine coast to survive the coming nor’easter. But when Lynn’s girlfriend bails and Dana’s inn floods, the two women find solace in each other. The bond they form is immediate and intense, but with Dana’s troubled past and Lynn’s uncertain future, can they ever find their way to each other?

 

SAY YOU’LL LOVE ME AGAIN

by Kiki Archer
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Do you know how to keep a secret? 23-year-old piano teacher, Sophie does and it’s kept her hidden for the past five years, but now she’s gone and broken her golden rule: Never let anyone ‘see’ you.

Jazz, a wild and carefree comedian, does more than ‘see’ Sophie but that’s because your soulmate’s the stranger you recognise, right?

With the woman she used to be threatening to surface, will Sophie succumb to the pull of passion and risk everything for Jazz, or will she hide from happiness to avoid further intertwining their lives, which might ultimately cause the unravelling of everything?

Say You’ll Love Me Again is an exciting, flirty book by the best-selling, award-winning author, Kiki Archer, filled with laugh-out-loud moments and intrigue that will keep you guessing until the very end.

 

THE FOREVER SERIES
Books 1-5

by Jessa Stone
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Enjoy Five heartwarming books in one captivating read!

Book 1: Forever Yours

Love, marriage and a family of her own seems to be out of the question since no guy has ever shown any interest…but what about a woman?

Book 2: Coming Home

Ending up homeless and living on the streets was never part of her life plan. Now that it’s her reality, there seems to be no way out of this nightmare.

Book 3: Freedom

Disappearing was her only option to survive but surviving is not the same as living.

Book 4: Finding Me

Choosing between two lovers is hard but trusting yourself to make the right decision is even harder.

Book 5: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

What’s a little petty theft if it guarantees you will meet the person you stole from again?

 

ONE LAST DANCE

by Anna Stone
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Twenty-eight-year-old Zoe is heartbroken. Her career as a principal dancer in a prestigious London ballet company has just been brought to a screeching halt by an injury. Needing to re-evaluate her future and make sense of life away from center stage, she returns home to the States, where she runs into her former ballet teacher—and once forbidden love—Natasha.

Ten years older, and the ice to Zoe’s fire, Natasha captured Zoe’s heart a decade earlier. Undeniable sparks danced between them, yet they were never able to give in to temptation. When Zoe moved to London, both were left shattered. Neither woman has been able to move on since.

Now, they find the same heat smoldering between them, with no reason to resist it. However, the specter of how they last parted still casts a dark shadow on them—one neither woman can seem to let go of.

Secrets from the past, desires of the present, and the uncertainty of the future might keep Zoe and Natasha from having their chance at true love. Or perhaps they’ll realize fate brought them back together to dance the ultimate pas de deux.

 

DESTINED

Oaktown Girls: Book 3

by Suzanne Falter

Garage owner Lizzy is finally about to move in with her love Kate, an Irish expat, until ICE shows up and threatens to deport her.

Soon Kate is living in a Sanctuary church and Lizzy is trying to get her out.

But the church maintenance person, Monroe, soon gets dangerously obsessed with Kate, as well.

Meanwhile, SFPD undercover cop Frankie has fallen hard for Sally, a psychic, even though she can’t wrap her head around Sally’s work.

Which is okay until Sally needs Frankie’s professional help with a psychic vision she’s seen that could be catastrophic for Oakland.

Where does Frankie draw the line – or should she at all?

And should Lizzy propose marriage to Kate … even though they almost broke up the last time she mentioned it?

Destined captures the romantic ups and downs of this tightly knit group of Oakland lesbians.

It’s fun, fast-moving standalone that will make you think about your own destiny, as well.

 

THE PLAYER

by Denise Warner
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Dina finally has the strength to come out later in life. Leaving her with a past wreaking of heterosexuality and an ex-husband she remains close with, she found herself making up for lost time with a tattered string of meaningless one night stands in her Upstate NY lesbian community. Until she meets the older Liz and forms her first real relationship.

Accepting the relationship opens Dina up to a wealth of commitment fears to overcome as Liz finds a place in her life. It also creates chaos in her work life. Liz connections and desire to support Dina creates an exciting opportunity to bring Dina dreams to reality through garnering interest from a high profile successful producer. The chaos is complicated as it comes attached to a hot, bright young assistant keen to make her mark both in the world of theater as well as Dina’s heart.

Will she choose safe and steady? Or make the leap into the hot unknown?


 

BEND FOR ME

by Jessica Yeh

Avery Bennett is a bit of a player. But not without cause. After falling in love and ending up with a broken heart, she vowed never to get attached again. Hardened, Avery is determined to protect herself, not bending and absolutely refusing to break for anyone.

Until now.

When Avery’s best friend drags her to yoga class, she unwillingly finds herself developing feelings for the instructor, who doesn’t fall for her usual pick-up lines. In fact, despite how smooth Avery thought she was, Kadence Cooper is undeniably smoother. But Kadence carries secrets and sorrows of her own. Will they be able to heal and find love again? Or will inflexibility tear them apart?

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

LEAVING BREE

by Claire Highton-Stevenson
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Heart surgeon Dr Bree Parker has never had a care in the world until Gaston Roget sets his sights on her. Looking for a safe haven from her stalker, she finds herself hiding out in the morgue where she finds a sympathetic shoulder to cry on in Dr Morgan Jennings.

They became fast friends and the line between friendship and the opportunity for something more is often blurred, and always ignored. That is until Bree announces she’s pregnant, and getting married. Devastated, Morgan finally acknowledges her feelings for her friend. Unable to stand by and watch her marry Tony, she sends Bree a letter explaining that she’s leaving town, but if Bree feels the same way, then she should stop her from leaving.

Bree doesn’t turn up.

Morgan finds herself on the shore of the lake, looking out onto the mountains. In the arms of Maggie, she has the chance to love again, but leaving Bree is more difficult than she thought. Especially when circumstance keeps bringing her home to LA.

Back to Bree.

Will there be a chance for them to reconcile? Or will Morgan return to the mountains?

 

FINDING TREECE

by Les Mood
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Treece is a trainer for a major corporation. Dani is a partner in a successful investment company. They meet and become friends while walking on treadmills in a hotel fitness center. After a night of passion they start a long-distance love affair. Treece doesn’t feel worthy enough to be with a rich businesswoman. Dani wonders if Treece is worth risking her business. Then there is Treece’s homophobic mother and fundamentalist boss. Plus Dani’s jealous business partner. And five-hundred miles separating them. But they can’t keep from falling in love.

 

SCIFI FANTASY ADVENTURE

 

TALES FROM OLYMPUS:
Alfheim

by Erik Schubach

As Artemis looks on, the Olympians, under the threat of attack of two incoming Titan vessels, must flee their home and abandon their Citadel on Olympus. Kara, the Wild One, First Valkyrie of Asgard heads out into space to draw a line to dare the Titans to cross.

A plan is devised that may allow for the rapid charging of the Citadel’s Jump Drive. But for the plan to succeed, they need to forge a pact with the only planet with people not of the United Races.

Artemis, the Three Embers, and a peace envoy must travel to Alfheim to treat with the Queen of the Light Elves to allow the Olympians to seek sanctuary on their planet.

(The Tales From Olympus are the continuation of the Valkyrie Chronicles)

 

PARANORMAL THRILLER

 

RAISED BY WOLVES
Underdogs: Book 8

Geonn Cannon

The wolf has returned.

Ari is reluctant when she’s summoned to Seattle’s Millionaire’s Row by Vivian Burroughs, given their history with rich clients, but the money is too good to refuse. Vivian reveals that she’s dying, and fears one of her four children might attempt to steal a valuable tapestry hanging in her house. She plans to lock the room where it hangs and leave the key with Ari until the will is read. The job seems simple enough until the day arrives and the room is unlocked to reveal the tapestry has vanished. Now Ari has to stay on the case to figure out not only which of the heirs is responsible for taking the artwork, but how they managed to get it out of a locked room.

With time running out before all her suspects leave town, Ari has to figure out who took the priceless tapestry and how they did it, while also facing an outside force which may do the unthinkable and come between her and Dale.

 

GOTHIC ROMANCE

 

THE HAUNTING OF HEATHERHURST HALL

by Sebastian Nothwell

Heatherhurst Hall
Cumberland, England
1892

American heiress Kit Morgan is heartbroken at the wedding of her dearest school-friend. At her lowest moment, she is rescued from her agonies by the mysterious and alluring Alexandra Cranbrook, sister of a visiting English baronet. Alexandra is beautiful, charming, and effortlessly beguiling. Kit cannot help but fall in love with her.

When Sir Vivian Cranbrook proposes marriage, it seems natural for Kit to accept—if only to live with the woman she desperately loves.

But the Cranbrook’s ancestral home of Heatherhurst Hall is not all it seems. The attic is forbidden. Strange scratching noises echo from within the walls. Wraiths stalk the corridors by night. And worst of all, Alexandra’s love has turned to scorn.

Still, Kit is determined to earn her happily-ever-after and save the Cranbrooks from the horrors of Heatherhurst Hall.

If only she could know Alexandra loved her in return.

Trigger warnings: Suicide (not of main characters), murder (also not of main characters), graphic violence.

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

THE LADY’S GUIDE TO CELESTIAL MECHANICS

by Olivia Waite

As Lucy Muchelney watches her ex-lover’s sham of a wedding, she wishes herself anywhere else. It isn’t until she finds a letter from the Countess of Moth, looking for someone to translate a groundbreaking French astronomy text, that she knows where to go. Showing up at the Countess’ London home, she hoped to find a challenge, not a woman who takes her breath away.

Catherine St Day looks forward to a quiet widowhood once her late husband’s scientific legacy is fulfilled. She expected to hand off the translation and wash her hands of the project—instead, she is intrigued by the young woman who turns up at her door, begging to be allowed to do the work, and she agrees to let Lucy stay. But as Catherine finds herself longing for Lucy, everything she believes about herself and her life is tested.

While Lucy spends her days interpreting the complicated French text, she spends her nights falling in love with the alluring Catherine. But sabotage and old wounds threaten to sever the threads that bind them. Can Lucy and Catherine find the strength to stay together or are they doomed to be star-crossed lovers?

 

JOBYNA’S BLUES

by Jane Alden

Jobyna’s Blues is a multi-generational love story, set in post-WWI American South and flashing forward to the mid-1960’s in New York City and London.

In 1924, Jobyna, the Empress of the Blues, and Lily, a dancer in her chorus line, fall in love as they travel in a custom train car and play to adoring crowds in theaters from Nashville to New Orleans to Mobile. Life is both exciting and dangerous in the young country, only sixty years past the Civil War.

Looking forward to the mid-1960’s, Jobie Greene, a folk singer in Greenwich Village, meets the charismatic English pop star, Deedee. They struggle to manage their long-distance relationship and their careers against a backdrop of social change.
The connections between the love stories and the women’s challenges and triumphs, as they echo through time, keep us surprised and challenged and rooting for their happy endings.

 

SALE ALERT

 

HOLME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

by Miranda MacLeod

$2.99 $6.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

An American musician with a broken heart meets a local farmer with a hidden past on a holiday house swap in Yorkshire.

A year ago, their lives fell apart. Can a bit of Christmas magic help them build a new life together?

A charming romantic comedy that will fill your heart with holiday cheer.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

MADELEINE

by Emma Nichols
narrated by Jessica Jeffries

Madeleine isn’t like other grieving war widows.

Claudette isn’t like other young French women.

As their lives collide, Madeleine and Claude will discover a depth of connection and desire they never knew could exist. Can their love flourish in post-WW2 France or will their past derail their future?

If you like your novels with strong leading ladies, smouldering chemistry, and an epic love story that twists and turns, then you’ll love Emma Nichol’s latest lesbian romance.

 

WHEN THE STARS SANG

by Caren J. Werlinger
narrated by Ann Etter

Nearly 25 years ago, Kathleen Halloran’s brother drowned during the last summer they ever spent with their grandmother on a remote island off Maine’s coast. Like a siren’s call she can’t resist, Kathleen is pulled back to Little Sister Island. She leaves her job and her girlfriend, packs up her few belongings, and moves into her grandmother’s cottage.

Molly Cooper loves life on Little Sister, where the islanders take care of their own. Kathleen Halloran doesn’t belong here, and her arrival stirs up unwelcome memories for the islanders – including Molly’s brother. Molly is certain Kathleen will pack up at the first big blow. When she doesn’t, Molly begins to see maybe there’s more to Kathleen than she thought. Sometimes, before you can move forward, you have to look back.



 

SUNSETS AND SHADES

by Erica Lee
narrated by Jessica Renfro

Kinsley Scott is a lesbian romance author who doesn’t actually believe in love. While her alter ego, Laurel Lake, loves happy endings and epic love stories, Kinsley has a more cynical view of the world.

Grace Harper is a hopeless romantic hanging on every word of the lesbian romance novels she reads. She believes her happy ending is right around the corner if she can just move on from the ex who cheated on her. When Grace’s childhood best friend, Leah, suggests that she comes to Philly to get space from her ex, it seems like the perfect opportunity to start over, especially since Leah’s roommate is none other than Laurel Lake – Grace’s favorite romance author.

Grace quickly learns that people aren’t always how they appear online and is disappointed to find that Kinsley Scott is nothing like Laurel Lake. She’s rude and vulgar and, unfortunately, irresistibly sexy. There is also much more to her than meets the eye, and as the two grow closer, her tough exterior is quickly stripped away, revealing much more than Grace ever bargained for.



 

PODCAST NEWS

 

LWW-18: What’s Your Daily Routine?

Tune in to episode 18 of Lesbians Who Write to hear Clare Lydon and TB Markinson discuss their daily routines.

Click here to listen

If you’d like to leave a comment on the episode, head on over to www.lesbianswhowrite.com. Or email lesbianswhowrite@gmail.com. Also, if you have a suggested topic for an episode, please let Clare and TB know! They’d love to hear from you!

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Episode 36: Harper Doesn’t Want Anyone’s Sweaty Football Jersey

Click here to listen.

They’re back! In this episode they discuss their holiday, during which they visited Gentleman Jack’s house and listened to our new favourite podcast To L and Back. They came back home to even more lesbianism, in the form of the Women’s Football World Cup, which they’ve been watching way too much of.

In work-related news, French Kissing: Season Five is out!

Tune in again next week for a new episode of Harper Bliss & Her Mrs.

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

 

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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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