New Lesfic Goodies: October 1st Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details. 

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

A CERTAIN INTIMACY

by Blythe Stone and Emma Chamberlain
Available in Kindle Unlimited

While filming a new project, Natalie Reyes grows close with her beautiful musician co-star. A familiarity with an old flame ignites her hunger for romance again. Will Nat be able to keep this one? Ex-girlfriends, fights with bad managers, and interruptions from devout stalkers make that a difficult question to answer.

This is a side-novel for the on-going popular series: Paper Dolls. However, the book can easily stand alone. 
Some violence in the book. 

 

COMPLEX DIMENSIONS
Rowan House Series: Book 4

by Brenda Murphy

Sick of living in her parents’ basement and encountering her ex-girlfriend on a regular basis, former graduate student Veronica Fletcher signs on to manage the stable for Rowan House, Skye’s most exclusive resort for women. After arriving at Rowan house Veronica’s vow to remain celibate is tested when she meets Millie Reid.

Sexy, sweet, and funny, Millie is the woman of Veronica’s dreams. Or is she? When Millie’s past threatens their future together, Veronica is faced with a choice she doesn’t want to make. The butterfly effect has never been more personal.

Trigger warnings: Deceased family member, references to incarceration, references to past domestic abuse and murder, no graphic violence on the page.

 

THE HEAT OF SUMMER

by Melissa Tereze

Available in Kindle Unlimited

With her grandparent’s inheritance in her bank account and a taste for change growing by the day, twenty-six-year-old Summer Hastings boards a flight to Tías, Spain. Women were the last thing on her mind—her desire to focus on creating a life she loves coming before all else. Checking into a boutique hotel was easy…keeping her eyes off the astonishing woman on the balcony wasn’t.

Businesswoman Prue Michaels has spent the last twenty years of her life improving it. Having survived a murky and painful past, she is quite satisfied putting her everything into her career. After all, it is what she does best. Now forty-seven, Prue is growing tired of the same old thing, day in and day out. When a new guest checks into her hotel, everything changes. For the first time in ten years, Prue believes she could be ready to love again.

Both women must navigate life with one another around, but the pull is too hard to deny. Will insecurities cripple their prospects of a life together? Or will love ultimately prevail?

Sexual tension. Sexual experience. Undeniable chemistry.

 

TO BE LOVED

by Josette Murray

A dead body, women and kids in peril, treachery at every turn? No problem for our dauntless heroines of “a certain age!” Here, they are defeating cruelty at its source and proving that love can conquer all—if given a little leeway from the strict interpretation of the law. Gossip, not-quite-legal entry, and undercover work on the street are just some of their sources and methods, along with skillful online sleuthing to save the day.

 

DREAMING OF PARADISE

by Emma Collins
Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Jenna offered to house sit for her friend, Nina, the only thing on her mind was three months of relaxation by the beach, the opposite of what her life was like in New York City as a busy divorce attorney.

She’d seen hundreds of happy couples split, fighting bitter battles in court, so Jenna kept things casual in her relationships, knowing that love and lasting commitment were a rare thing.

Hayley was so close to realizing her dream of opening her own surf school.

Years of working hard and saving were finally going to pay off.

She’d avoided serious relationships, knowing her passion for surfing was the main focus of her life right now, but when she meets Jenna, the attraction is instant, and Hayley starts to wonder if she can have both: a successful business and a relationship.

Too bad Jenna’s at least ten years older than her and completely out of her league. She’d also be going back to New York in three months.

 

THE TRUTH

by Erica Lee
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Three lives. One truth.

Carly Foster has spent her twenties dating one mistake after another. When she meets Diana Cox, she thinks she finally chose a good one. Little does Carly know, Diana is hiding a big secret. When Diana admits to what she has been hiding, it’s Carly’s turn to decide whether the possibility of Diana being the one is enough to risk making another mistake.

Samantha Phillips is Carly’s best friend, and she has a secret of her own. For years, she has been in love with someone she shouldn’t be. Now she is trying to throw herself back into the dating world and struggling with losing her best friend to a woman who doesn’t seem to deserve her.

Hailey Smith should have it all. She’s married to her high school sweetheart and together they have a sweet little girl. Unfortunately, things aren’t always as perfect as they seem, and Hailey worries her wife may be cheating on her.

These three are about to find out that their lives are connected in ways they would have never imagined. All three have their own story and their own perspective of the life they are living. Every person they meet also does. That leaves one very important question – what is the truth?

 

THE LESBIAN BILLIONAIRES CLUB

by KC Luck
Available in Kindle Unlimited

I have all that money can buy. Power, sexy women, and toys. All kinds of toys. Everything is perfect, or at least it is until the exclusive Lesbian Billionaires Club I belong to gives me an ultimatum—stop the revolving door of women or leave the group. Insisting I settle down is crossing the line, and I want none of it. At least until she comes into my life. Suddenly someone I crave, a woman I can’t stop thinking about, that I must have for my own. I won’t take no for an answer.

The Lesbian Billionaires Club is a standalone romance with a happy ending. It’s the first in the TLBC series and introduces the members of the club. You can read it on its own, but you’ll want to read the others once you get a taste of the lesbian billionaires.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

IN DYER NEED
The First Chapter

by Claire Highton-Stevenson
Available in Kindle Unlimited

It’s the end of the world.
Who said you can’t fall in love?

Ren Dyer is at the pinnacle of her career. Newly appointed as head of the protection team for Home Secretary Andrea Fielding, she is a woman focused only on her job.

Andrea Fielding is a woman who is looking for love and finding it in all the wrong places.

When the worst happens and the world changes dramatically around them, will Andrea finally see what’s been right in front of her all along?

On the road, together with a group of people that includes Andrea’s ex, Dutch Foreign Minister Marja Stegenga, they must try to reach the safety of HQ at the other end of the country.

For Ren Dyer, it is simple: keep her safe.

For Andrea Fielding, it’s anything but…

As protocols shift and rules go out the window, will Ren see there is more to life than work, and will Andrea finally find the love she is searching for?

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

SANDY’S OFFER

by Amy DeMeritt
Available in Kindle Unlimited

All Paige wants is an assistant who can thrive under pressure and meet her demands.All Sandy wants is a good paying job so she can pay off her student loans.But an immediate and mutual attraction will tempt their willpower to maintain professional boundaries. And the more time they spend together, the more difficult it becomes. Paige is a high-profile executive with a successful career in the financial industry. She has never had a sexual affair with an employee. Doing so could tarnish her reputation. But when Sandy impulsively acts on her desires, she’s unable to resist the much younger woman and what she has to offer.

 

DREAMING OF THE STARS
An Idol Romance: Volumes 1-5

by Lily Lancaster

The Red Planet produces many things. High-speed luxury starliners. Plastics, alloys, and gases essential to the construction of those same starliners. Beautiful, dusty red Martian Roses. My favourite pudding, the strawberry Olympus Bun. 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, a 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.

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE / ROMANCE

 

OUTBACK HERITAGE
A Woman Down Under: Book 3

by K’Anne Meinel
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Senora Mary Carmen Valenzuela Pearson inherits half a sheep ranch, called a station in the Outback of Australia. Already a ranch owner in Central California, this inheritance creates a huge dilemma for the Hispanic-American.

Deciding to sell her ranch and travel to the Outback to see what her uncle has left her, she loads up her children, her cousins and their families, and her valuable horses and books a ship to Australia. The journey will take months by water and many more months by land to get from Sydney to the station.

Follow along as Carmen decides where she truly belongs and whether this Outback station will become part of her heritage.

 

LOST AT SEA

by A.E. Radley
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Annie Peck finds herself in a terrible situation and is literally running for her life. A chance encounter with a surprising lookalike leads her towards a risky solution.

Captain Caroline West knows she is lucky to be one of the few women cruise ship captains in the world. Sadly, not having a standard nine to five job means relationships are nearly impossible and she’s all but given up on finding anyone.

Join these two women for an all-expenses-paid cruise of the Mediterranean and find out what happens when an identity thief with a heart of gold meets the rule-abiding woman who could throw her in jail.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

MATE
Shifter Love: Book 1

by Jessa Stone
Available in Kindle Unlimited

After two years together as lovers and friends, how do you end things when your heart suddenly craves another?

Born into a family of Leaders…of Alpha’s…Roma always knew that one day she would take up the role as the next Alpha of Clearwater. What she was never sure about, was if she would be blessed with a true mate. Choosing her long time companion as her mate seemed the right course of action, only things get complicated when an undeniable attraction to a stranger has her wolf eager to rightfully claim its true mate.

Sabine is all innocence and sweetness, having never experienced the heated desire that erupts within her from a strangers glance. Unsure of what is happening to her, she tries to deny her wolf’s urgings, since the object of her lust is already taken.

 

STAY

by Mildred Gail Digby

Jade Mayflower sees ghosts, can curse with enough vitriol to strip paint, and drives like she’s in an action movie. In short, she’s not a typical Private Investigator. Which is just as well because Connie Mason isn’t a typical client. She’s a disembodied spirit who appears in Jade’s office one night with a job: Find out what happened to her and who did it.

Triggers: brief mention of MF and FF sexual assault (offscreen)

 

SCI-FI

 

TROUBLED WATERS
Black Flag: Book 3

by Rachel Ford
Available in Kindle Unlimited

No good deed goes unpunished. 

Kay Ellis is looking forward to returning from a six-month supply run. She’s looking forward to being back in the safety of Union space, and she’s looking forward to her wedding with Captain Magdalene Landon.

But when the Black Flag receives a distress signal from a scuttled alien transport, their return is temporarily postponed. The mission of mercy enters troubled waters as a mysterious pursuer appears. The longer the new guests stay onboard, the more Kay begins to question their hard luck story – and the more she wonders if the Black Flag will survive to see Union space again.

 

MYSTERY / ROMANCE

 

FORGOTTEN MEMORIES

by Kat Smith
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Elise Carlyle, CEO of Forest Ridge Memory Center, a cutting-edge Alzheimer’s disease research facility, is prepping for the most important interview of her professional career when Leslie Greer, her former partner of eight years shows up unexpectedly and throws her into a tailspin.

Investigative reporter Claire Weatherly assigned to write the in-depth article on Elise and Forest Ridge faces her own challenges. Her mother, a resident at Forest Ridge, is about to participate in a new clinical trial. As the interview gets underway, Claire’s partner, Detective Megan Wolfe, is injured in the line of duty. Elise rushes Claire to the hospital where she finds another woman has already arrived at Megan’s bedside.

As Elise and Claire navigate the professional and personal challenges in their lives will they be able to forget the painful memories of their failed relationships and move forward to find love again?

 

MEMOIR

 

FIND YOUR HEART
Embellished Memoir: Book 2

by Susan Stocker

Find Your Heart, the sequel to Kiss Your Elbow begins in 1968 at junior college when Jobs, friends, and the gay women’s bar scene dominated life. The late sixties were the beginning of the women’s movement. It was a time when we used fake IDs to enter the popular women’s gay bar scene, and where my very disastrous and futile attempts at dating provided an infinite number of comical, and cringe-worthy and often painful moments. You’ll remember your own awkward first dates, first relationships, and first heartbreaks as we go on a wild and memorable ride through the sixties, seventies, and eighties in Southern California, looking for our first real loves.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

YOU’RE MY KIND

by Clare Lydon
narrated by Nicola Victoria Vincent

Would you give your first love a second chance?

Justine Thomas and Maddie Kind met at university and were the couple most likely. Everybody said so. That is, until Maddie left without saying goodbye.

Ten years later the pair are reunited at a friend’s funeral, and now Justine can’t shake Maddie from her life. But why is she back? Why did she disappear? And more importantly, is she interested in the whole cake, or just one last slice of Justine?

Strap in for a novel that deals with life’s big topics: Love, death, and cake. Clare Lydon is the queen of British romantic comedy, and this stellar lesbian romance is guaranteed to give you all the feels.

Quite simply, it’s unputdownable.

 

A CONFLICTED WOMAN

by TB Markinson
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

Just when she least expects it, Lizzie’s harmonious life starts to unravel.

With the twins turning one and the start of a new semester, Lizzie should be in the mood to celebrate, but the last person she wants to see makes a sudden reappearance in her life.

To complicate matters more, Lizzie’s wife, who is usually the rock in the Petrie household, is navigating her own crisis.

While Lizzie wants to stay strong and provide the support her wife needs, there’s a reason everyone calls her clueless.

Is Lizzie strong enough to survive her own issues while also being there for her wife, or will this be Lizzie’s breaking point?

 

AFTER THE SUMMER RAIN

by Gerri Hill
narrated by Nicol Zanzarella

Workaholic Erin Ryder was on the fast track to self-destruction. Reeling after her lover walked out on her, she turned to booze and caffeine to make it through each day. After a family intervention, she finds herself on a remote ranch in New Mexico – on womyn’s land – to detox and heal. No cell service, no internet – she’s convinced she won’t last three days, much less for the three-month sentence her father has mandated.

Running from the chaos that had become her life, Melanie West moved to Eagle Bluff Ranch seven years ago. By far the youngest there, she embraced the compassionate, peaceful life that the elders espoused. Living off what her garden produced, her chickens and goats became her friends and confidants. Exposure to the outside world was limited to the handful of guests who stayed a few days at the ranch each year.

This summer would be different. Melanie found herself hosting a young woman for three months. A young woman who wanted to be anywhere but there. As the days and weeks passed, their animosity turned to friendship as they helped the other heal from their past failures.

Erin soon found herself loving life on Mel’s little farm. Loving life and loving Mel. Saying goodbye would be the hardest thing she had to do – saying goodbye to Mel…or saying goodbye to her previous life.

 

THE INN AT NETHERFIELD GREEN

by Aurora Rey
narrated by Keira Grace

New York advertising executive Lauren Montgomery loses her job, inherits an inn, and moves to England – all in the span of a week. It’s not how her career or her life is supposed to unfold. But necessity is the mother of invention, and Lauren has a new plan. She’s going to spruce up the inn, turn the attached pub into a hot spot, sell it for a killing, and start her own advertising agency.

Gin distiller Camden Crawley has a soft spot for the Rose & Crown – the pub where her parents and grandparents got engaged. But the opinionated new owner who wants to turn it into some trendy bed and bar? Not so much. The last thing she wants to do is stick her nose in, but that might be her best chance to save a place she holds dear. And boosting her new line of gin wouldn’t hurt either.

It’s one thing to give in on the cocktail menu. But the very inconvenient, very mutual, attraction? That’s another matter entirely.

 

ROMANCING THE GIRL

by Camryn Eyde
narrated by Bridie Lawrence

Aimee Turner is a country girl, living and working on her family’s sheep station in rural Australia. Life is easy and full of hard, dusty work, but when her brother Joseph decides to become a contestant in a reality TV dating show, Romancing the Farmer, everything goes to hell.

The station gets overrun by city women and stuck-up producers right in the middle of shearing season. Justine Cason, the ringleader of the circus Aimee instantly detests is an irritating, arrogant presence that she is forced to chaperone around the massive property.

The two women find more in common than trading insults the more time they spend together, sparking an unexpected connection neither was looking for. As Joseph navigates the dating scene, and Aimee’s sister Sally navigates a crumbling marriage, Aimee’s life turns on its head in more ways than one when her blooming connection with Justine is the catalyst to leaving the land she loves.

When the worst fire season in decades strikes their patch of the world, the Turner family must find a way to save themselves and the ones they dearly cherish. Can they put aside their differences to protect each other?

 

BLOOD OF THE PACK

by Jenny Frame
narrated by Melissa Sternenberg

As the new Alpha of the Scottish Wulver pack, Kenrick Wulver has a bright future ahead. All she needs is her destined mate to share it with. Zaria Lupa isn’t looking for love. She’s been on the run from Leroux, Alpha of the American Lupa pack, ever since Leroux killed her sister.

When the Lupa wolves find Zaria, she runs to Wolfgang County for protection, where Kenrick is visiting her friend Dante. Kenrick takes Zaria under her wing, showing her the care and attention she’s never experienced. Zaria refuses to believe she is Kenrick’s destined mate. To her, mating is just an excuse for abuse and control, no matter how kind Kenrick may seem.

When Kenrick convinces Zaria to come to Scotland to visit the Wulver pack, she hopes for a fresh start. But the Lupa wolves aren’t finished with Zaria, and their revenge may destroy any chance at love.

A Wolfgang County Romance.

 

PODCAST NEWS

 

LWW31: How Did You Discover Lesbian Romance

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GIVEAWAYS

 

 

LESFIC AUTHOR NEWS

Are you an author of books featuring women-loving women? Then join the F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge!

NECRWA20 Workshop Submission

Do you have an amazing workshop? Pitch us your best!

We are looking for a wide variety of panels and instructional sessions that will appeal to authors of all sub-genres and levels of experience. We especially encourage Authors of Color, LGBTQ+ authors, and otherwise marginalized authors to send in workshops for consideration.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Tamsen Parker, our workshop chair, at conference_workshops@necrwa.org

 

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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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