New Lesfic Goodies: September 10th 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.

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Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

FAIR OF FACE

by Sienna Waters
Available in Kindle Unlimited

The deepest love can be forged from the darkest hatred.

When photographer Kate Steinhauser is asked to shoot Nat Lee, it should be the chance of a lifetime. After all, Nat is a household name, the face of a dozen brands, and one of the most recognizable models on the planet. But she’s also a demon from Kate’s past.

Nat is a wild-child, her antics frequently headlining gossip sites. She’s also a bully, one whose actions still sting Kate twenty years down the line. But the opportunity is too great to give up. Besides, there’s no way Nat will recognize Kate. Not after so long.

Kate and Nat are inextricably linked by their past, and from the first click of the camera it’s clear that their futures are just as connected. But as feelings start to transform, and sparks start to fly, Kate can’t believe that time has changed Nat so much. And Nat’s relationship with hot-ticket actor Jake Allingham doesn’t help matters either.

Once in a lifetime you meet the person that completes you. But what if that person is your worst enemy? Everything should be keeping them apart, yet Nat and Kate just can’t function without each other. Or can they?

Fair of Face is the first in the Monday’s Child series of lesbian romance novels, and features a HEA ending. Monday’s Child books can be read independently and in any order.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

BEAUTIFUL ACCIDENTS

by Erin Zak

Stevie Adams doesn’t believe in fate, not after losing her parents in a car crash. Now twenty-eight and a star in the Chicago improv scene, Stevie puts career first. No one’s going to get in the way of her New York City dreams. When her friends beg her to tag along to go see Constance Russo, a deaf psychic, Stevie begrudgingly agrees, as long as no one makes her get a reading.

American Sign Language interpreter Bernadette Thompson has two priorities: caring for her mother and working with her best friend, Constance Russo. But when the headstrong Stevie Adams accidentally stumbles into her life, Bernadette feels an instant connection that’s so intense it frightens her. They can’t seem to stop bumping into each other, or deny their attraction.

When Stevie’s goal of starring in New York becomes more than a pipe dream, will competing desires prove their love to be everlasting or a fleeting act?

 

PRETTY LIES

by Noelle Winters
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Hannah Freeman should be on top of the world. She’s got a new job. A new place. A new beginning after a bad breakup. Too bad it’s all a lie.

Charlie Dallas has been at the shelter longer than anyone, and it’s a record she’s stubbornly proud of. So what if she’s miserable?

But Charlie didn’t count on Hannah. She didn’t count on feelings. Then Charlie’s worst nightmare reappears and she has to choose between staying where she is or taking a chance and moving forward. Will Hannah and Charlie be able to meet in the middle? Or will their pasts ruin any chance at a happy ending?

The book deals with the aftereffects of domestic violence and human trafficking. There’s mention of suicidal ideation and childhood trauma.

 

PERSPECTIVE

by Monica McCallan
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Campbell St. Clair never expected her first novel to catapult her to success. She should be excited that she’ll be consulting on the movie adaptation, but she’s struggling. Her ability to write her newest novel has been practically non-existent, she’s all but given up on having a social life, and with the recent loss of her father, she’s trying to understand what she wants for her future.

Sloane Murphy’s career has been careening forward for the last decade, so it doesn’t matter that she doesn’t like being an actress. The movie is a great opportunity for her, and in spite of her ambivalence, the show must go on. She’s done this enough times that she just needs to follow the script and hit her lines. But she wasn’t expecting to see Campbell St. Clair, at least that’s what she goes by now, on set, and her presence sends Sloane’s already precarious life into a tailspin when their paths collide again.

Neither are the same people they were when they’d met in college, but do either of them know who they are now? In a world of playing pretend, it’s hard to know what’s real, even if it’s right in front of them.

 

STAY

by Magnolia Robbins
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Dogs always have a way of finding people.

When a tumultuous past causes Alice Gray, the only woman Lou Pearson has ever loved, to leave her for good, she shrinks away from the world, trying to make amends. Dedicating years of her life to training service dogs and saving rescues.

Little did she know, a rescued dog would save her, too.

Caspian shows up in Lou’s life and the dog guides her to a young girl who desperately needs him, and to the girl’s mother, Alice. Propelling Lou into a past she believed she’d never have to face again. To a woman who she assumed she’d lost forever.

As an old romance and deep emotions resurface themselves, Lou’s worst fears come crashing back and she can’t help but wonder… This time, if it all falls apart, will Alice stay?

 

HOLIDAY ROMANCE

 

SLEIGH BELLS IN THE SAND
Act of Love: Book 1

by Tamara Lynn
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Christmas in July. It’s the most wonderful time of the year for actress Daniela Dantangelo. After an intense couple of months filming in Croatia, Daniela is looking forward to unwinding with her family and celebrating the holiday. Stress due to a lack of preparation for an upcoming project is preventing her from relaxing and enjoying her time off.

Help comes in the form of her cousin’s new girlfriend, Kate O’Connell. Having only played minor supporting roles, Kate is a relative unknown in Hollywood. She has no idea that this trip will push her acting skills to new heights and make her question everything she knows.

The women form a close friendship and soon find themselves flirting with an attraction that could have costly consequences.
The line between acting and reality become blurred beyond what either of them can comprehend. Will Daniela finally be able to get in character? Can Kate get out of character?

This industry has a history of making lovers out of co-stars. But when it comes to Kate and Daniela, it’s not that easy. There are a lot of forces at play and things are not at all what they seem.

 

SPORTS ROMANCE

 

THE LONG SHOT

by A.L. Brooks

A slow-burning lesbian sport romance about taking a chance with your heart.

Talented golfer Morgan Spencer has never won a major but it’s so close she can taste it—no thanks to her sexist father, a golfing legend who won’t even give her the time of day.

Television producer Adrienne Wyatt has thrown herself into her career after her lover left her a year ago. She has a brilliant new plan: a documentary featuring Morgan’s rise and rise, capitalizing on the young woman’s star appeal.

The main problem is that the reserved golfer treats Adrienne’s plan like an invasion of privacy. The other issue is her growing feelings for the irritatingly attractive woman—an unprofessional lapse that would get her ridiculed by her peers if anyone found out.

When things come to a chaotic head, as fierce desires, risked careers, age differences, and dreams all come into play, what will win?

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

ALL SHE WANTS

by Larkin Rose

Tessa Dalton’s mission: be crowned the new wedding planner for one of the most prestigious resorts in Colorado by winning an event contest. All she has to do is get seven events safely under wraps in eight weeks and the crown is hers. She’ll stop at nothing to win, even if planning weddings for frequent flyer bridezillas has put a bitter taste in her mouth where love and commitment are concerned.

Marci Jones is not a people person. The last thing she wants is to be the liaison for the contest crew leaders, but when her best friend needs a favor, she can’t say no. If not for Wendy, she’d be in jail…or worse. Maybe the disruption will help her get over her cheating ex and she’ll be able to put her life back together.

Marci can’t believe her luck at a one-night-stand with a beautiful woman who refuses to give her name. That is until the mystery goddess shows up as one of the contestants…

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

HOT BLOODED

by Bridget Essex
Available in Kindle Unlimited

If she falls in love, there’ll be hell to pay…

Billie Cross isn’t afraid of anything. A quick witted, sarcastic trouble maker, she knows how to rock a good lipstick, a pair of heels…and a sharp dagger. Billie has one of the most dangerous—and secretive—jobs in the world, but someone’s got to hunt demons. And Billie is very, very good at it.

But a random run-in on the streets of Pittsburgh has Billie’s head out of the game. Because she can’t stop thinking about the mysterious, smoldering woman in the leather jacket with the wicked grin: Jet. Billie can’t get tangled up in a relationship; it’s too dangerous. But a one-night stand sure as hell sounds like a good time. Only thing is, one night turns into something much, much more. Billie swore she’d never let anyone close to her ever again: she was done with getting her heart broken, and yet now she’s fallen for Jet with her whole heart.

But if Billie finds out who—and what—Jet really is, there’ll be more than a broken heart on the line. There’ll be hell to pay.

 

LEGACY

by Charlotte Greene

When cousins Jo and Carter Lemke hike up to their family cabin after two years away, they’re not surprised to find the place a disaster. What they weren’t expecting, however, is a mysterious presence in the cabin that seems intent on getting rid of them.

With the help of some friends, Carter’s wife, and a gorgeous forest ranger Jo can’t take her eyes off, Jo and Carter set out to reclaim their home from the presence that haunts it. As danger mounts, they’ll have to decide if it’s worth risking their lives or if it might be better to leave it to the woods.

 

PARANORMAL ADVENTURE

 

THE SOUL OF WBVR
Paranormal Grievance Committee Chronicles: Book 3

by Elizabeth Andre

Call-in radio shows are fun until a ghost calls. Popular soul music deejay Joyce Barkley thinks someone is pulling a prank when the voice of her dead girlfriend speaks to her during a Saturday afternoon show. It is no prank. The woman, who has been dead since the mid-1960s, is back. Joyce has to figure out how to soothe the restless spirit or her career and any chance at love will be over.

 

SPECULATIVE FICTION

 

FALSE HORIZONS
New Horizons Series: Book 3

by CJ Birch

Surviving in an unknown galaxy hundreds of light-years from Earth is far from easy. Captain Jordan Kellow is missing, and Lieutenant Alison Ash must take charge of the Persephone and get the crew back to the Posterus in one piece if she has any hope of saving the woman she loves.

Lost in a dying escape pod, Jordan is rescued by a crew of war hungry aliens bent on revenge. She must find a way off the ship and back to Ash before she’s conscripted for the cause.

Jordan and Ash struggle with different views on the alien agenda and must find their way back to each other before they’re swallowed up by a centuries-old war.

 

INTRIGUE & THRILLER / ROMANCE

 

DOUBLE-CROSSED
Vegas Nights: Book 1

by Ali Vali

Hit woman and thief Reed Gable works for the highest bidder, no matter where the job takes her. An orphan of circumstance, Reed knows the streets of Las Vegas better than anyone. Growing up rough has gotten her to the top of her profession, and she plans to stay there.

Accountant Brinley Myers, a recent hire at the Moroccan Casino, discovers a money laundering operation orchestrated by the New York mob and suddenly her life and the people in it become collateral damage.

Reed has Brinley in her sights and is ready to close the contract when she sees Brinley’s son in the car with her. Even hard-hearted Reed can’t kill a mother in front of her child. Before Reed can come up with a plan to finish the job, she’s double-crossed. It’ll take all her street smarts to keep herself, and her surprisingly beautiful mark, alive.

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE / ROMANCE

 

BREATHE

by Cari Hunter

Jemima Pardon, a paramedic with a daft name and chronic asthma, has never had much in the way of good luck. The only things she attracts are traumatic jobs, and no one wants to work with her for long.

But when Jem bumps into devil-may-care police officer Rosie Jones, her fortunes seem to be changing. Rosie is bright and funny, and she doesn’t mind that Jem can’t go far without her inhaler.

Things are looking up, until a suspicious death draws Jem and Rosie into an investigation that spirals beyond their control. As torrential rain floods the city, they face a battle to survive if they’re ever going to have a chance at finding love.

 

OUTBACK BORN
A Woman Down Under: Book 1

by K’Anne Meinel
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Alinta, raised in a simple land far from the white man, is suddenly thrust into their realm through no fault of her own. Suddenly, she must learn to survive amongst these strange, unfamiliar creatures. But not all white men treat her the same: Some see her as the frightened girl she is, and some see her as the amazing woman she is about to become. Follow along as this primitive aboriginal child/woman attempts to survive in a new and rapidly changing world.

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

BEFORE NOW

by Joy Argento

The instant Delaney Peyton and Jade Taylor meet, they sense a connection neither can explain. That is until Delaney starts having strange visions that feel more like memories. Scotland, 1465: two young women meet and fall in love, but that love is threatened by deception and hatred. Delany isn’t sure if her feelings for Jade are real or left over from five hundred years ago. The more she sees, the more she’s convinced the key to her future lies in their past.

Jade is fresh from a bad relationship, and the last thing she wants right now is another one. Her attraction to Delany is overshadowed by a fear she doesn’t understand, and she is convinced she needs to keep Delany at arm’s length.

Can Delany and Jade overcome the betrayal that spans the centuries to reignite a love that can’t be broken?

 

GENERAL FICTION

 

SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY

by Kathleen Knowles

In the summer of 1981, Maxine Cooper moves from the Midwest to San Francisco with her gay best friend, Chris, where she hopes to find love and community. But gay life in a big city is much more complicated than either of them ever expected. Life becomes a constant party, and Max slides deep into alcohol and drugs. She and Chris become estranged, and when he contracts AIDS, Max doesn’t know how to bridge the gap between them.

Shattered by Chris’s death, Max must decide how she is going to live her life. Can she forgive herself for abandoning him, or will her guilt lead her down a path that guarantees destruction?

 

SALE ALERT

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

HEART TROUBLE

by Jae
narrated by Abigail Rakocy

Dr. Hope Finlay learned early in life not to get attached to anyone because it never lasts.

Laleh Samadi, who comes from a big, boisterous family, is the exact opposite.

When Laleh ends up in the ER with heart trouble, Hope saves her life. Afterwards, strange things begin to occur until they can no longer deny the mysterious connection between them.

Are they losing their minds…or their hearts?

 

PODCAST NEWS

 

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LESFIC AUTHOR NEWS

 

Calling lesfic authors! To be a featured author and read from their work during ReadOut, authors must download and complete the ReadOut application. All applications must be received by September 30th. Authors will be notified of their acceptance no later than November 15th. The application may be found online here.

ReadOut 2020 will take place Friday, January 31 – Sunday, February 2, in Gulfport, Florida.

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The Awards Administrators are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2020 Golden Crown Literary Awards is open.

Anyone, including members and non-members, are invited to submit nominations for the awards.

Please visit our website for more information regarding eligibility, judging guidelines, categories, how to nominate a book, and deadlines.


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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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