New Lesfic Goodies: October 22nd Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

DIRTY JOB

by Nicolette Dane

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Mallory Hunt has made a name for herself as “Lory Lick,” a professional cam girl who posts videos of herself online in every position she can think up. She films herself solo and in the comforts of her apartment in Chicago, earning a great living and trying to achieve her dream of leaving the city for good. Her job is dirty, but it’s also fun and lucrative.

Searching for another girl to join her to appease her fans, Mallory meets Jessi Chappell. Jessi is intrigued by Mallory’s openness, and despite her own insecurities she decides to take Mallory up on her offer. But working with someone who makes dirty videos for a living can be a confusing ride when intimacy is so disconnected from a roll in the sheets.

As Jessi grows closer to Mallory, she discovers that this sensual provocateur is much more than she lets on. Could what these girls have together be the real deal, or is it all just for the camera?

 

FINDING HER

by Marian Snowe

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Can a mysterious beauty and her stoic heroine escape their pasts for love?

Nan Kellers is running away from herself. She made a lot of bad decisions, and her most recent one was renting a sailboat with a storm on the horizon. On the brink of death, Nan gets rescued by a strong, gorgeous woman. Maybe her luck is finally starting to change?

Cass Finnegan lives in a lighthouse with her young daughter Annalee, just trying to get by as a single mother while dodging the judgments of her neighbors. One day, a beautiful woman washes up on the beach. Annalee thinks she’s a mermaid, but Cass wonders if there isn’t something even more special about her.

An immediate, red-hot passion ignites between Nan and Cass, in spite of the secrets both of them are fighting to keep hidden. But for two scarred women, can love ever win? Neither of them can hide from their pasts for long. When it all comes crashing down, Annalee is caught in the middle…and the result is far more dangerous than any of them feared.

Finding Her is part of the Cape Summer Romances, a collection of stand-alone romances that take place in the same town.

 

HIGH OCTOBER

by Elena Graf

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Liz Stolz and Maggie Fitzgerald were college roommates until Maggie confessed to her parents that she’d fallen in love with a woman. Maggie gave up her dream of becoming an actress and married her high school boyfriend. Liz became a famous breast surgeon. Maggie is performing in a summer stock production near the Maine town where Liz is now a general practitioner. When Maggie breaks her leg in a stage accident, she lands in Dr. Stolz’s office. Is forty years too long to wait for the one you love?

 

OCTOBER TWILIGHT
A Year in Paradise: Book 10

by Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Life as a small-town housewife is usually what Sally Greenhill needs. With four kids and a busy wife to keep her preoccupied, she’s got more than enough to do from sunrise to sunset – at all times of year.

But as Deputy Candace Greenhill becomes bogged down in an arsonist investigation, Sally begins to suspect that the ring of flaming rebels might be closer than any of them foresaw.

With Halloween right around the corner, both Sally and Candace are too busy to keep an eye on the precocious son with an eye for adventure… and trouble.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

THE ROOMMATE ARRANGEMENT

by Jae

Comedian Steph hopes to finally get her big break in LA. But to afford the rent, she needs a roommate. Enter Rae, a former cop guarding her wounded soul behind a tough exterior. At first, they clash horribly, but bit by bit, Steph breaks through the walls Rae has built around her. Falling in love is no laughing matter in this opposites-attract lesbian romance with a bit of fake relationship.

 

PINING & LOVING

by Emma Sterner-Radley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Pining and loving. Which one carries the highest cost? And what price is worth paying?

The quiet, tough Aya Lawson has been forced to leave her career as a professional boxer behind and now scrambles for a purpose.

Gwen Davies is a chatty barista, and artist in her free time, who lives with clinical depression.

They both have battles to fight but they also have something else in common – pining over the woman of their dreams.

When daydreams one day meet reality, things get complicated. Is it best to stay with what’s safe? Or to fall and maybe break? If they do take the chance and break, who will get back up?

 

SURROGATE LOVER

by Clara Reese

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Two years ago, billionaire Charlotte Monroe’s wife died in a car accident. It’s time for Charlotte to honor her beloved’s last wish and have a baby. All she needs is a surrogate. On paper, Katrina is perfect. She’s healthy, smart, and most importantly, is willing to follow Charlotte’s unusual demands.

Then Charlotte brings the younger woman into her home and everything changes.

Katrina awakens a dark desire within Charlotte that she has suppressed for years…one that she hid even from her deceased wife.

Taking what Katrina freely offers isn’t an option. Falling in love will only lead to ruin.

Especially when Katrina is keeping secrets that could destroy both of them.

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

SWEETEST THING

by Natasha West

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Robyn Vincent bakes. It’s the only thing in her life that feels good, feels like control. Until almost by accident, she ends up as a contestant on one of the biggest cookery shows in the world, ‘Bake It!’ Now she’s wildly out of her comfort zone, baking under the watchful eye of mean judges as well as a national audience. If that wasn’t bad enough, there’s also her main competitor, Jodie Jacobs. She’s seriously skilled, cold as ice, and worst of all, sex on a stick.

However, when the competition heats up, so do things between Robyn and Jodie. And not just on the set… But are they a recipe for disaster? Or is the attraction between them the icing on the cake?

 

SPORTS ROMANCE

 

PLAYING THE FIELD

by Lark Maren

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Ella Morgan lived a life of privilege. Her father owned half the Steel City, her mother was a world famous set designer, and Ella spent the first quarter of her life just drifting along without a care in the world, never wanting for anything.

Okay, maybe she wanted something, or more accurately… someone.

Tonya Reed was a widely talked about player, both on and off the football field. Ella didn’t know much about the fiery cornerback except she was notorious for leaving any woman who came near her heartbroken in the dirt. If you asked any of her previous conquests how they felt about Tonya, they’d gladly let her do it all over again.

When Ella’s father offered her the opportunity to manage his women’s football team as a chance to build her resume and dabble in the family business, she knew it would put her in the perfect position to corner that cornerback. Nobody could withstand Ella’s charms, and if that didn’t work, she’d always been able to use her money as plan B.

What she didn’t realize was Tonya didn’t have a price tag. Tonya wasn’t impressed by Ella’s upbringing, and she certainly wasn’t interested in settling down with some immature rich bitch. The only thing Tonya seemed to care about was football and playing the field.

 

SLAMMED

by Lola Keeley

A sparkling lesbian tennis tale about rivals and romance and putting everything on the line.

World No. 1 tennis star Elin Larsson is in hot pursuit of a record number of Grand Slam titles. But between pressing injuries and growing anxiety, it’s starting to feel like her heart isn’t in it.

Gorgeous rival player Toni Cortes Ruiz bursts onto the scene, chasing her first slam.

As their paths keep crossing in big matches, a growing attraction starts to burn between the competitive women. Elin’s used to winning—but not when the woman she’s falling for is on the other side of the net. As scandals, the media, and the world starts closing in on them, Elin and Toni need to decide whether they’re competitors or on the same side.

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE

 

ONE TRACK MIND

by Charlie Conwell

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Sasha Bowan, an enigmatic, confident and beautiful, sports car driver, realises that her career is coming to an end. She changes direction and becomes joint crew chief. Her boss and Franchise owner, Rochelle Finley wants nothing more than to keep the attractive, Sasha close to her team and not just for her car knowledge.

A run of bad luck brings about uneasiness and finger-pointing. As a lover, Sasha likes to change it up and thinks that this is one way to get to the bottom of it all. What will Rochelle think of this change? Will she embrace the plan? Will she still want Sasha?

Amidst the fast cars, family secrets, and betrayal, how will Sasha and Rochelle face the tumultuous twists and turns?

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE / ROMANCE

 

OUTBACK YEARNINGS
Prequel to A Woman Down Under Series

by K’Anne Meinel

Forced into marriage with a much older man after her father catches her in the arms of her female lover, Abigail accepts her lot in life in order to save her family. The love of her life is long gone, cast from her life by her selfless decision, and she must accept that the men in her life—her father and now, her husband—are in control and will do with her as they please.

But after an untimely accident, as her husband lies dying, Abigail realizes there might be a glimmer of hope that she could go free. Will she be strong enough to get through all that life is throwing at her and find a way back to the arms of the woman she is yearning for?

 

FANTASY ROMANCE

 

BLOOD AND ROSES

by MB Panichi

Arienne my love, if I can’t have you nobody can. -Celestian

It’s Earth Year 2453 and hot lead guitarist Ari Walker and her slam-thrash band Shattered Crystal Enigma (SCE) have just embarked on their first interstellar tour. But they are not alone. Somewhere among the thousands of devoted fans is a demented stalker named Celestian who is determined to win Ari’s devotion—or be her destruction.

Too intense and focused on her music for a real relationship, Ari’s always been the love-’em-and-leave-’em type. Until she meets a woman whose power and passion matches Ari’s playing—and her heart—beat by beat. Badass drummer Rhynn Knight, SCE’s newest member, is ecstatic to be in the band of her dreams alongside the woman of her dreams.

As the tour continues and Ari’s new relationship takes center stage, the danger around them grows. Even the superior skills of SCE’s bodyguards can’t stop the stalker’s psychotic wrath. Is Celestian lurking in the darkness of the concert hall or hiding in plain sight?

 

FANTASY

 

RETAKE
Kanyon and Daylen Series: Book 4

by K.B. Draper

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Kanyon McKane and Daylen Elliott have, for the most part, finally gotten their Guardian and Seeker relationship hang-ups worked out. Kanyon is all over the protective gig, and Daylen is serving up some serious emotional mojo. Oh, and the fated love thing is going pretty well too. Which in Hollywood speak means “cue the chaos.” Lexi Cruze, Kanyon’s kind-of sort-of ex and self-assigned nemesis, has agreed to play hostess to the biggest, baddest chic in town. Okay technically, Ma’at, an evil deity on a serious power trip, isn’t a permanent resident of this plane just yet, but that all could change if she and her new human sock puppet find a certain pocket watch with the ability to turn back time. And if finding a sin-infused article, outmaneuvering Lexi, dealing with Blue—’cause that’s just their life now—and saving the world wasn’t enough on their to-do list, add dealing with answers to decade-old questions. As past secrets and present consequences collide, an Old West showdown, literally, in the park changes everything. Kanyon sacrifices herself and her most meaningful role ever to save Daylen’s life. Guardian – Seeker no more, the only question left to answer is “Can true love really conquer all?” Only time will tell …

 

MYSTERY / ROMANCE

 

CHASING SHADOWS

by Lila Bruce

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Avery Smith, who returned to her hometown of Bethel Springs after time spent away in the big city, is finally beginning to absorb the culture shock and settle into her job at the local Sheriff’s Department. The pay’s not great, there’s a decided lack of decent coffee and available women in town, but those are sacrifices she’s willing to make to in order to be closer to her aging and increasingly eccentric grandmother. When the discovery of a dead body in the county coincides with the arrival of attractive but irritating tv personality Cameron Reinhart, Avery has to put aside her feelings of skepticism and disbelief when Cam claims to have seen Avery’s murder victim — after she was murdered.

 

HIDING IN THE SHADOWS
Shadow Series: Book 4

by Kat Smith

Available in Kindle Unlimited

After renewing their vows and spending two glorious weeks on a second honeymoon with the kids in Paris, Mara, Payton, Alex, and Devan return home to face new challenges that hit too close to home and threaten to rip them apart.

Craig Courtney, the man who plucked Devan off the streets when she was fifteen, comes to Fort Meade with a desperate plea for Devan to help him find his son Bobby who, along with his lover, has disappeared in Kingston, Jamaica after being pursued by the local anti-gay police.

As the investigation gets underway, Mara and Payton’s renewed relationship is pushed to the brink of collapse when Payton is forced to seek assistance from MI6 Director, Robin Driscoll, the woman who nearly tore them apart five years earlier.

During the twists and turns of the investigation, Payton discovers a surprising accomplice of Frank Gilbert and Sebastian Kaplan’s has come out of the shadows to wreak havoc once again and has targeted Alex and Devan as the first victims.

To stop another attack before it occurs, Payton must step back into her former CIA persona and set out on her own to put an end to Gilbert and Kaplan’s accomplices and end their reign of terror once and for all. However, in doing so, she reveals the dark and dangerous side of herself that she has kept hidden from her family, and this new revelation makes Mara pause and question their future together.

 

SALE ALERT

 

LONDON CALLING
London Romance: Book 1

by Clare Lydon

FREE $7.99

Jess Sharp’s life hasn’t exactly gone according to plan. She’s 32, unemployed, and single after a devastating breakup. She’s also left Australia for London to live in her parents’ spare room. Her chaotic life seems to be spiraling until she meets someone who could be a game-changer.

She’s optimistic after a wildly successful first date, but far too much tequila and the ghosts of girlfriends past may drag her far below her lowest point. Can she win the race for romance without tripping?

London Calling is the first book in a series of lesbian romance novels. If you like punchy drama, wicked humor, and charming British characters, then you’ll love Clare Lydon’s hilarious debut novel.

 

INDISCRETIONS
Carpenter/Harding: Book 1

by Barbara Winkes

$0.99 $3.99 (Available in Kindle Unlimited)

Ellie returns to the job after a vicious attack, determined not to make any more compromises. In a dysfunctional relationship, Jordan is struggling with her attraction to a younger colleague and what’s shaping up to be a nightmare case: A killer who abducts and tortures women he considers immoral. Another woman is missing, and now he has set his sights on one of their own…

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

BREAKING DOWN HER WALLS

by Erin Zak
narrated by Brittni Pope

Leaving is what Julia Finch does best.

When a meeting with her birth parents goes horribly wrong, Julia escapes on a hastily planned road trip and winds up breaking down in a Colorado town so small the cows outnumber the people. Completely out of her element, she takes a temporary job as a ranch hand at Bennett Ranch. She only has to survive long enough to get her car fixed, and then she’s out of there for good.

Her bad luck continues when she meets the ranch owner, Elena Bennett. Elena is unhappy, abrasive, and annoyingly breathtaking. But the longer Julia stays, the more the ranch starts to feel like home, and her feelings for Elena become impossible to ignore. She’s spent years building her defenses high and running from her past. Could a love worth staying for be the key to breaking down her walls?

 

ONE WALK IN WINTER

by Georgia Beers
narrated by Lori Prince

Nothing’s ever been handed to Olivia Santini, and she’s proud of her work ethic. After seven years as the assistant manager of the Evergreen Resort and Spa, she has ideas to improve the bottom line and increase reservations. When her manager resigns, Olivia puts in her résumé and waits for the interview. The job is practically hers – all she needs is the paperwork.

Hayley Boyd Markham is the youngest Markham, the only girl, and the most spoiled. An artistic soul in a family of business-minded type, as she’s always felt like a bit of a screwup. After an embarrassing party situation, her father puts a hold on her allowance and gives her an ultimatum: Spend the winter as manager of the Evergreen Resort and Spa and show him it can turn a profit. Only then will he reconsider her future (and her inheritance).

A chance encounter in the woods is filled with chemistry and promise, and though neither Olivia nor Hayley is looking for love, they both feel the possibility. Until they get to work….

 

ONCE IN A LIFETIME

by Harper Bliss
narrated by Laura Jennings

True love deserves a second chance.

Leigh Sterling and Jodie Whitehouse share a passionate connection. Unfortunately, their differing visions of the future force them apart. Life goes on, but their attempts at other relationships fail to measure up to the love they once shared.

When they see each other again after more than a decade apart, they realize they may be soulmates. Can they ever find their way back to one another?

If you enjoy passionate romance that brings the heat, don’t miss this scorching story of second chance by chart-topper Harper Bliss.

 

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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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