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by Kim Hartfield
Available in Kindle Unlimited
In search of life’s meaning, Cherry leaves her high-powered sales job to spend three months working on an organic farm. The owner, Margo, is intensely confident and terrifyingly beautiful – and has little patience for city girls who don’t know what they’re doing.
Desperate to gain Margo’s respect, Cherry does her best to adjust to farm life. Although she’s never been interested in women, she’s intrigued when she learns Margo has particular tastes. Suddenly Cherry wants to please her boss in a whole different way.
As Cherry is swept into a world of exquisite delights, her feelings for the captivating older woman grow. Will she belong to her domme for a moment in time? Or will Margo keep her – forever?
by Bryce Oakley
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Emilia Marin thinks Christmas and the holidays are a waste of time. She’s way too busy to think about gingerbread houses and trees and carols. Cody Nowak loves every holiday tradition, but baking at her uncle’s shop is one of the best. Which is exactly why she’s taking a few weeks hiatus from her role as a paramedic to help him at the bakery. When Cody realizes that Emilia hates Christmas –– like Ebenezer Scrooge levels of hate –– she decides that making Em love Christmas is exactly the distraction she needs. Will Cody be able to melt Emilia’s ice queen exterior with ice skating, hot cocoa, and tree decorating?
by KL Hughes
An amusing, charming lesbian romance about finding unexpected love inside family expectations.
When Fiona Ng’s best friend, Michael, needs a pretend girlfriend to bring home for Christmas in Arkansas, Fiona girds her loins and steps up. Besides, how hard could one festive family weekend be, anyway? That’s before she meets the boisterous McElroy clan, with accents as thick as a homemade pie crust, and an endless supply of competitive siblings, including Lizzie, Michael’s beautiful younger sister.
Lizzie seems to be everywhere, with her intoxicating scent, wandering hands, lingering gaze, and that bright, echoing laugh. The more time Fiona spends in her orbit, she wonders how she can even concentrate let alone pull off a convincing fake relationship.
by Ella Goode
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Whenever her friends talk about the hot guys on campus, Maisie is bored. Not only does she not find these particular guys are hot, she’s beginning to realize that she doesn’t think men are attractive in general. Besides, she has more important things to do than chase after men such as gaining the friendship of Star.
Star’s a brilliant, intriguing, captivating girl who makes Maisie’s heartbeat a little faster. After spending time with Star, Maisie begins to realize that her feelings aren’t very sisterly. Has she discovered something important far too late?
by JM Dragon
Thea Carter’s life isn’t her dream—it’s her nightmare. Her only escape is in the books that she reads at the local bookstore. She can hide away there and dream of adventures, knowing they will only ever be in her mind. The owner, Marion Appleby, is one of her only friends, the sanctuary of the bookstore, and her friendship with Marion are her slice of normalcy. When Marion is taken ill, Thea’s life becomes even more complicated.Sheryl Appleby, Marion’s niece, takes over the bookstore while her aunt recovers. Take control Sheryl and timid Thea’s first meeting is less than friendly. After getting to know Thea, something in Sheryl starts to thaw, and she is determined to help Thea any way she can. She helps Thea embark on an adventure that she could never envision, not even through her cherished books. While on her journey, Thea finds the will to live again, and even the hope of love. But does she have the strength to open her jar of dreams, or will they be locked up forever?
by Erik Schubach
Finnegan Temperance McLeary-May, dog walker extraordinaire has had an eventful time in Manhattan since she first moved to New York City. Her unique profession and quirky, bubbly personality endear her to everyone who meets her.
Finnegan and her personal NYPD Detective and wife, Jane, adjust to the realities of adjusting their lives to accommodate the two daughters they have adopted. One teen, Bri, and one tween, Luce.
After Brianne’s graduation, Finnegan finds herself embroiled in a case involving the underworld of crime and drugs in New York City when she goes to rescue a dog in an abandoned part of a building.
Jane learns as she is racing against the clock to save her trouble magnet wife again, that Luce is more like Finnegan than they thought when she goes missing as well.
The clock is ticking as their family collectively holds their breath.
by Graysen Morgen
Randi Rojas is a professional soccer player who seemingly has it all, a successful career, a long-term girlfriend, a loving family, and a great group of friends…until a chance meeting with an attractive woman sends her way offside, and into a whole new game.
Berkley Ward lives her life to the extreme, spending her days either in the gym or four-wheeling in the woods, and her nights patrolling the streets as an officer. Affairs with taken women are easy, but after years of playing games, she’s finished…until she meets a beautiful woman and a game she can’t resist.
Both women play a dangerously seductive game of cat and mouse, teetering on the edge of friendship and affair.
ROMANTIC ACTION & ADVENTURE
by K’Anne Meinel
Nothing in Mel Lawrence’s life could have prepared her for living in the Australian Outback. She finds creating her new life and establishing a sheep station far from the elite society she was expected to live in extremely satisfying. She has a wife, a child, and a dream she never imagined she wanted, and they are all she needs. Will she be able to hold on to the happiness she’s found after seeking it for so long?
by Addison M. Conley
In 2008, Intelligence officer Ali Clairmont joined her agency’s deployment program. She’s openly gay because it’s not a punishment in the federal workforce. Air Force Major and NSA SIGINT officer Lynn Stewart is deep in the closet because DADT is still in effect.
Over ten years, they cross paths three times – twice in Afghanistan and finally at home. In 2008, they attempted to keep everything professional, but add a little coffee and close quarters and the attraction ignites. In 2010, a spy is selling secrets. Lynn is brought into the investigation, but once again, mission above all else takes a toll.
As the years go by, neither can forget the other. Ali isn’t happy when Lynn walks into her life again as her new civilian supervisor in 2017. Then Ali’s cousin arranges for a part-time handywoman to help with home renovations. When Lynn shows up, the fireworks go off. Eventually, the ice begins to melt. But is it too late for love? Is a cordial friendship all they can hope for?
Spoiler and Trigger warning: Two-thirds of this book is set in Afghanistan. War is not a light topic. The book touches on—but does not dwell on—PTSD, death, and the character’s weaknesses. Lynn and Ali make it through to a happily-ever-after, but it’s a bit of a bumpy road. If you are a reader that prefers happy/sunshine novels from beginning to end, then this is likely not the book for you.
by K. Aten
Sarah Colby is a musician, teacher, lover, sister, and so much more. In the past year, she learned that sometimes life takes you places you never even knew existed. For Sarah and her sister Annie, they found out that not only were the monsters real but sometimes you loved them. Now the Colby sisters and their friends are being targeted by someone with a grudge. They must discover who is attacking the people of Columbus or risk losing all that they hold dear. Nobel Keller is with them every step of the way but will she bring salvation or merely the end of their lives in Columbus?
by Alexi Venice
Available in Kindle Unlimited
District Attorney Amanda Hawthorne’s recent reunion with Dr. Jen Dawson is jeopardized by new revelations about Amanda’s past indiscretion.
Furious at Amanda, Jen leaves on a vacation with her daughter, Kristin, and Kristin’s father, Detective Tommy Vietti. Surrounded by her family and basking in the sun on Sandy Lake, Jen feels liberated. When an old high school acquaintance tempts Jen’s carnal curiosity, she makes a surprise trip to a nearby town.
Amanda, heartbroken and fighting her addictions, turns to dark music, loyal friends, and the California beach. Will she be able to resist her go-to mix of vices and lovers? Torn between her true nature and love of Jen, Amanda must act quickly if she wants to salvage their relationship. Meanwhile, she faces enemies at work who believe they’ve gained the upper hand to defeat her once and for all.
Tommy, steadfast and true to Jen and Kristin, nurses his bullet wound while vacationing with Jen’s family in Wisconsin. Will he influence Jen’s romantic and career decisions?
Warning: Contains some pink kink.
by Annie Amos
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Only a rebel could agree to a plan as wild as this…
Dior Grainger is in need of a fake wife – and fast. Six months ago, it seemed like Dior had it all. A successful architect’s business, a mansion, a dream. Now, the whole lot is about to go up in smoke.
So she makes bad girl Ruby Potts an offer: protect me… and then marry me.
As the stakes get higher, though, will Ruby rebel yet again? Or has she finally found something – or someone – to believe in?
by Pascal Scott
After serving five years at the Women’s Correctional Institution in Diablo, California, Elizabeth Taylor Bundy has been transitioned into a halfway house in San Francisco called Omega for six months of community service. On May 31, 1996, if all goes well, Elizabeth will be released from Omega and placed back into society as a free woman. Free to do what? Free to work a mind-numbing, dead-end job for minimum wage? No, Elizabeth has a better idea of what to do when she gets out. It’s one last con, and then she’ll have enough money for the rest of her life. It’s the perfect plan—until it isn’t.
by TB Markinson
narrated by Stephanie Murphy
The holiday season can be a crazy time for a normal family – and Lizzie’s family is anything but normal.
While Lizzie’s wife is determined to plan the perfect Christmas party, every guest seems intent on wrecking the festivities. And one in particular is out to destroy the entire Petrie clan.
Lizzie does everything in her power to save the holiday, but the harder she tries to control the unruly guests, the more things unravel.
Will Lizzie survive the holidays with all the Petries under her roof?
A Woman Loved is the smart and funny fifth installment of A Woman Lost, a series of contemporary lesbian romances. If you like fully-formed characters, complicated family dynamics, and well-crafted prose, then you’ll love T. B. Markinson’s heartwarming series.
by E.J. Noyes
narrated by Abby Craden
Stockbroker Isabelle Rhodes has a lot of money, a lot of trust issues, and a whole lot of reasons to believe her ex-girlfriend was right when she said that Isabelle sucked at relationships. With that accusation stuck in her head, Isabelle throws caution to the wind and dives into her first one-night stand. Checking that off her bucket list should be something to celebrate – except it turns out that the woman she just spent an earth-shattering night with is actually her newly hired company pilot, Audrey Graham.
Ms. Never-See-You-Again just turned into Ms. See-You-Constantly.
Concerned about the stigma of workplace dalliances, Isabelle vows it can’t go further than the one night. Good plan – if not for an insistent libido and an even more persistent Audrey who conspires to break Isabelle’s resolve. Soon their no strings arrangement starts to feel a lot like dating, and Isabelle finds herself wanting more than just casual nights together….
by Cheyenne Blue
narrated by Claire Alain
A captivating opposites-attract lesbian romance about a city woman discovering her country heart.
Australian country girl Nina Pellegrini runs a program for city kids to experience a taste of rural life at Banksia Farm. But when a child is hurt and a lawsuit threatens, Nina is determined to find the best legal assistance to help her save the farm.
Enter high-flying lawyer Leigh Willoughby, whose city world is far from the farm’s chaotic mix of kids and animals. She certainly doesn’t have time for small cases that don’t pay or farm visits that wreck her cool – and her clothes.
Still, the warm-hearted Nina and her challenging, 12-year-old daughter, Phoebe, are awfully hard to say no to. What on earth has she gotten herself into?
by M.E. Tudor
narrated by Tanya Eby
Back Lands magazine for outdoor enthusiasts has featured Robin Hawke and her outfitting business several times. When her friend, Josie Whittle, the editor-in-chief of the magazine, asks Robin to take a group of writers and photographers out for a week Robin is happy to do it until she finds out that one of the writers going on the trip has never even been camping, let alone gone on a multi-day hike.
After getting fired from a business magazine, her life in ruins, and forced to go home to Colorado where her father has her under his thumb, Marianne Jones is lucky to be writing for anyone. Her new boss at Back Lands magazine, Josie, insists Marianne go out on a weeklong hike with some other writers and photographers from the magazine. The only hiking Marianne does is at the mall, and she’s never been camping, so she is not happy about this trip.
Marianne makes Robin mad before the hike even starts, and Robin assumes Marianne is just another snooty socialite forced to work by her parents. Both women try to ignore the sparks flying between them on the trails in vain. These two women with nothing in common, except broken hearts, are thrown together by fate. Can they find common ground, or will tragedy take away the chance for them to find out what they could have had?
by Magnolia Robbins
narrated by Joan Dukore
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. She dedicates years of her life to train service dogs and save rescues. Little did she know that 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, Lou’s worst fears come crashing back and she can’t help but wonder: This time, if it all falls apart, will Alice stay?
by Emma Sterner-Radley
narrated by Wendy Wolfson
Librarian and solver of mysteries, Kit Sorel has a lot on her plate this December. The eccentric but cozy island of Greengage can do that to a person. All Kit wants is to settle into her first holiday season on this quaint English isle – torn away from her past home, family, and old friends – as she is.
Instead, she has to contend with Laura – her girlfriend who happens to be an island celebrity and current owner of Howard Hall – never having time for her. To complicate Kit’s life further, she gets asked to find the missing and naughty “Pinky” for the owner of a local pub. All this, while trying to figure out what her Christmas plans will be.
Thank goodness Kit has the comical and quirky characters of Greengage to assist. Ethel Rosenthal gives advice, and Rajesh Singh shows her that skipping celebrating altogether is an option. But are these well-meaning people helping or hindering? Can Kit get over her holiday blues? Will Laura find time for them to be together? Oh, and where on earth is Pinky?
Following on from the blockbuster success of Greengage Plots, this heart-warming rom-com novella will answer these questions and give you some comforting holiday cheer, no matter what time of the year you listen to it.
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