New Lesfic Goodies: January 21st Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Due to some technical difficulties, you’ll notice two buttons under the new ebooks. The first is for the US Amazon.com marketplace. The second button is for the rest of the Amazon marketplaces. Fingers crossed this issue will be resolved for next week’s edition. My sincere apologies.

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

 

THURSDAY AFTERNOONS

by Tracey Richardson

Thursdays aren’t simply another day of the week for Amy Spencer and Ellis Hall. Thursday afternoons sizzle with no-strings sex for the two women, who meet each week in a hotel room to forget their past—and their present.

The arrangement works perfectly for Amy, a busy surgeon who’s still smarting from a failed relationship. For Ellis, Thursday afternoons act as a pressure valve from her cutthroat job and the mistakes in her personal life she’s trying to rectify.

But soon the pair discover that their outside worlds are on a collision course with the carefully constructed world they’ve created on Thursday afternoons. What will happen when they discover the truth about each other? Will their weekly assignations come to a screeching halt, or will they turn into something much, much more…

 

LAST FIRST KISS

by Patricia Evans Cox

Alessia Cavalii is a rising star in the competitive international wine scene, and one of only twenty-six female master sommeliers in the world. Her home is a renovated winery on the windswept coast of Italy, she has a career she loves, and she is finally free of a toxic relationship. But Alessia is hiding a dangerous secret— one that could, in a second, shatter the life she’s built.

Parker Haven is a captain in the U.S. Army and stationed at the NATO military camp near Salerno. An investigator with the Military Police, she’s pulled in to help solve a string of murders in the city and finds herself inexplicably drawn into Alessia’s world. As the intrigue surrounding the case—and the alluring Alessia—spins more and more out of control, Parker realizes she may have to choose between her military career and the woman she’s falling for.

Do we ever truly know the people we love?

 

HER CARNAL GAMES SERIES
Her Carnal Love, Desire & Undoing: Books 1-3

by Chanel Ivy

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Emma Cross, a hugely successful CEO, is used to getting what she wants when she wants it with no questions asked and no strings attached. When she meets Mia Blackburn, a thirty-two-year-old divorced mother, she can’t help but be drawn to her gorgeous body. Still, Mia’s demure attitude and reservations about her own sexuality create the most intoxicating game of cat and mouse Emma Cross has ever played with a lover.

When a dangerous and terrifying turn of events threatens Mia’s son Todd, she finds that she’s capable of being more ruthless than she ever could have expected. Will Mia and Emma be able to survive the threats to their relationship and their family? Or will their carnal games be both of their undoings?

Included in the box set:
Book One: Her Carnal Love
Boo Two: Her Carnal Desire
Book Three: Her Carnal Undoing

 

READY FOR LOVE

by Catherine Maiorisi

After watching the woman she’s professed to love for more than twenty years marry someone else, Renee Rousseau vows to free herself of the unrequited love before she and her friends meet the married couple in Paris. In ten weeks.

Then Renee encounters Lady Constance Martindale—the only other woman she’d ever imagined a future with—and she’s sure the universe is playing with her. Sixteen years ago they’d agreed to a casual, time-limited relationship. But when it turned to love, they both panicked and Constance dumped Renee before Renee could dump her. A first.

But the past is the past and sixteen years is a lifetime. Can passion be renewed? And what about her love for the woman who just got married?

 

ACTION ROMANCE

 

LOVE UNDERCOVER

by Domina Alexandra

Remi Stone never expected to get the opportunity to work undercover for narcotics. But, when the chance arrives, she takes it. With drugs coursing through a high school, Remi has only until the end of the school year to find the suspects responsible.

Undercover, Remi plays her role, moving one step further into the drug industry. She never thought she’d be moving one step closer to the woman who would change her life and take hold of her heart.

There is just one issue. Remi Stone is undercover as an eighteen year old high school senior. And the woman she can’t seem to ignore is her History teacher.

There will be a lot of challenges along the way, including one that could cost Remi her life and her heart.

 

FANTASY

 

LIFE MINUS ME

by Sara Codair

Mel is half Angel, but despite her ability to heal and read minds, she feels powerless to help anyone. When a prophecy shows a local pet supply store owner driving their car off a bridge, Mel sets out to stop it.

Baily, owner of Barks and Bits, is barely holding it together. Things keep going wrong, and their depression spirals out of control. Just as they start wondering if they’d be better off dead, a new friend provides a glimmer of hope. But is that enough to keep living?

Mel never thought saving Baily would be easy, but she can’t figure out when, where, or why Baily’s suicide will happen. As her confidence fades away, she wonders how she can help anyone when she needs so much help herself.

 

FANTASY ROMANCE

 

THE TAKING

by Celeste Castro

Peachy is on a mission: steal a priceless family heirloom. All is going according to plan until she finds herself teetering on the edge of death. She wakes up in a bizarre world and under the care of a strange woman who can communicate without spoken words. Little does Peachy know that by taking the amulet, she’s enacted a powerful chain of events and roused a deranged being who will stop at nothing to find her and retrieve the amulet.

Noomi is Fae—a Seer and Shifter—who shares a unique bond with her sister, a two-hundred-pound mountain cat. Their days revolve around creating art, making maps, and enjoying pipeweed. Until the day that Peachy enters their world and plunges it into chaos.

The Taking is a tale of a powerful amulet—a gateway from one world to another. With Noomi’s help, Peachy must combat the forces working against them…forces that will stop at nothing to kill them both.

 

DYSTOPIAN SCI-FI

 

BREAKING THE SURFACE
The Outsider Project: Book 2

by Rebecca Langham

Alessia is an Outsider—a member of the not-quite-human community that has recently been released from their underground prison. Shortly after their liberation, Alessia is given an ultimatum: obey all the United Earth Alliance’s demands, or her mother will forever remain a hostage—a mother she’d believed dead for fifteen years. Reluctantly, she agrees, though she has no idea what those demands may be or how she will balance her obligations to the UEA with her responsibilities to her people and her family.

As the UEA tightens its grip on humans and Outsiders alike, it becomes clear that meaningful social change will not be possible without a revolution. Alessia and her peers embark on a mission to discover just how far the government is willing to go to maintain their monopoly on power.

What Alessia and her comrades discover, however, goes much deeper than they’d ever anticipated. Who are the Outsiders, really? What secrets of their destiny lay hidden within a top-secret space station? And why are the Outsiders linked to an emerging disease the UEA seems desperate to keep secret? As they delve deeper, it isn’t only Alessia’s identity that will be called into question, but the fate of the entire planet.

 

MYSTERY

 

THE BARTENDER’S SECRET

by Jody Valley

At last—the newest nail-biting Kera Van Brocklin mystery/thriller by Golden Crown Literary Society nominee Jody Valley.

Feeling depressed and needing a change in her life, Private Investigator Kera Van Brocklin’s identical twin, Deidre, decides to clear her head by taking a job with a small adventure cruise company in Alaska.

When Kera learns that Deidre has been seriously injured, she immediately flies to Alaska—only to find her sister unconscious and unable to communicate. Hospital and senior cruise staff try to convince her that Deidre’s fall off a steep cliff was either a tragic accident or a botched suicide attempt. Knowing that Deidre wasn’t suicidal and had a terrible fear of heights, Kera suspects something more sinister. But what?

With only a few days left of the cruise, Kera devises a risky plan to join the ship with her partner, Mandy, so that they can determine what really happened to her sister. Now trapped on a cruise filled with people they can’t trust and surrounded by the frigid Alaskan waters, Kera and Mandy are about to discover that Deidre’s “accident” is just the tip of the iceberg—and they have created their own personal Titanic.

A Kera Van Brocklin Series Book 3.

 

HISTORICAL MYSTERY

 

THE COMPANION

by Kim Taylor Blakemore

Available in Kindle Unlimited

They say she’s a murderess. She claims she’s innocent. But Lucy has been known to tell lies…

1855, New Hampshire. Lucy Blunt is set to hang for a double murder. Murderess or victim? Only Lucy knows the truth.

In the shadow of the gallows, Lucy reflects on the events that led to her bitter downfall—from the moment she arrived at the rambling Burton mansion looking for work and a better life to the grisly murders themselves.

In a mysterious household of locked doors and forbidden affections, Lucy slips comfortably into the shadows, where she believes the indiscretions of her past will remain hidden. But when Lucy’s rising status becomes a threat to the mistress’s current companion, the delicate balance of power and loyalty begins to shift, setting into motion a brewing storm of betrayal, suspicion, and rage.

Now, with her execution looming closer, Lucy’s allies fight to have her sentence overturned as the tale she’s spinning nears its conclusion. But how much of her story can we trust? After all, Lucy’s been known to bend the truth…

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

DONNING THE BEARD

by E.A. Kafkalas

A gender-bending, historical romance.

Orphaned Madeline is sent to live with her aunt and work for Lord Guillomot. When she is assigned to care for the lord’s daughter, Gabrielle, she finds her best friend and the love of her life.

When Gabrielle’s life is threatened by her fiancé, Madeline poses as a new suitor and wins her true love’s heart.

What will happen when Gabrielle finds out that her new love is also her ladies’ maid?

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

HOLLY & IVY

by TB Markinson & Miranda MacLeod
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

The only thing harder than saving the world is doing it alone.

Holly Lovelace is a multimillionaire tech genius and the CEO of her own company. But if she can’t come up with a brilliant innovation and convince her investors that she’s back in tip-top shape by the end of the year, Holly could lose everything she’s worked so hard to build.

Ivy Winters is a social worker on an island that’s a vacation paradise during the summer months but suffers from a lack of economic opportunity and the scourge of addiction the rest of the year. When the promise of a huge grant falls through, Ivy loses hope of helping her community.

When Holly and Ivy meet, sparks fly, but it’s hardly smooth sailing. After their one-night stand ends in disaster, both decide they’d rather spend the cold months ahead sleeping alone. However, it soon becomes undeniable that each woman possesses something the other needs. Working together, they just might get what they want and find the love of a lifetime along the way, but only if their own insecurities and secrets don’t destroy them first.

 

BECAUSE I SAID SO

by Karin Kallmaker
narrated by Abby Craden

Kesa Sapiro had to grow up fast. With her parents gone and a little sister to protect, Kesa has spent over a decade of her life trying to keep a roof over their heads. She’s learned the hard way that love is a luxury and that the price is way too high. When her sister Josie announces she wants to marry a boy she’s known for less than a month, Kesa immediately forbids it.

Shannon Dealan is floored when her son-by-choice says he wants to get married to a girl he’s just met. Shannon has real reason to scrutinize any strangers who come into Paz’s life. She’s not about to let him do anything stupid – and that includes believing in love at first sight. She knows too well there’s no such thing.

Hoping to soften the objections of their jaded, overbearing elders, Josie and Paz arrange for them to meet and discuss the future like civilized adults…but absolutely nothing goes as planned.

 

THE INHERITANCE

by Ali Vali
narrated by Lori Prince

Augusta “Tucker” Delacroix is perfectly content running a successful oil field supply company until her brother and business partner, Jim Bob, dies suddenly. Things go from bad to worse when she gets a call from Monique, a beautiful stranger who turns out to be Jim Bob’s mistress and mother to his son. Monique needs financial support for her child, and Tucker steps up – it’s what family does. Willow Vernon has never approved of her sister’s affair with a wealthy married man, but when Monique becomes ill, Willow assumes care of her nephew. When Tucker insists that financial support should give her custody rights, Willow’s ready to go to battle. Tucker’s the same kind of irresponsible philander as Jim Bob, and she’s not falling for the Delacroix charm like Monique had, no matter how tempting Tucker might be. Family ties bring Tucker and Willow together, but they could also tear them, and any chance they have at love, apart.

 

TEMPTATION

by Kris Bryant
narrated by Brittni Pope

Cassie Miller is broke. Her parents cut off all funding when she dropped out of medical school, and graduate school is expensive. A full-time nanny job at the Wellington estate is the answer to her problems, except working for beautiful, successful Brook Wellington wasn’t in the job description.

Brook has always had a head for business. Born into a global shipping empire, she sits at the helm running it with skill and savvy. But success comes at a cost. Her priority is her six-year-old son, but she can’t be in two places at once. Hiring a nanny isn’t the perfect solution, but it would certainly help, and Cassie came highly recommended. If only she wasn’t so damn attractive.

Can Cassie and Brook deny their growing attraction and keep things professional? Or will they sidestep propriety and give in to temptation?

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

 

CALLING ALL LESFIC AUTHORS!

I Heart Lesfic is coordinating a Valentine’s sale that will run February 10 through February 14.

The deadline to enter is Feb. 3rd. Click here for the deets.

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

 

PROJECT LAUGHTER

I don’t know about you, but the world seems to be getting pretty (insert your favorite colorful word here) intense. While I like to stay informed, I also like to laugh to deal with stress. And, I need some chuckles these days.

So, I’m starting a theme on I Heart Lesfic for 2020. I’m calling it Project Laughter. At least once a week, hopefully more, I’ll post a guest blog from a lesfic author sharing an embarrassing moment in their lives.

Check out Jean Copeland’s story and enter for a chance to win a copy of Spellbound. Click here to read Jean’s guest blog.

Authors if you’d like to get involved in the project, see this page for more details.


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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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