New Lesfic Goodies: February 25th 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

 

MORE THAN ME

by Sienna Waters

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The first in a brand new series from Sienna Waters!

Plain Jane Clark has just about had enough. A string of temp jobs, a horrible house-mate, and a broken down car all add up to a serious need to change things up. Her rich sister’s week-long resort wedding on romantic Hawkin Island might be just what Jane needs. Not that she intends to get into any trouble. Jane’s far too busy taking care of other people to take care of herself.

As maid-of-honor, Jane’s well aware that she’ll be expected to dance with the best man. What she doesn’t know is that there isn’t a best man. There’s a best woman. And when Araminta Devine strides into Jane’s life, things will never be the same again…

Hawkin Island is the setting for a new lesbian romance series of novels from Sienna Waters. These books can be read independently and in any order. Once you’re on the island though, you may never want to leave!

 

HOMESPUN

by Magnolia Robbins

Available in Kindle Unlimited

No Miller could ever love a Livingston.

Charlotte Livingston’s perfect little life was over.

She swore she would never work at the bourbon distillery with her last name on it. That she would never be a part of her family’s legacy. But when her posh, cozy world went up in flames, she was forced to return to her small hometown of Bardstown, Kentucky, and face a bitter truth. That she was stuck there, working in the family business, whether she liked it or not.

And it wasn’t that bad. Until Charlotte realized that her boss was Marlow Miller.

Marlow and Charlotte are exact opposites in every imaginable way, yet Charlotte can’t seem to get enough of the sexy-southern-as-you-could-get-woman. But the problem is, Marlow doesn’t want anything to do with her. Everyone in Bardstown knew that the Millers and the Livingstons had been at war for decades, and for good reason.

And if her parents found out she was falling hard and fast for a Miller woman, her life might actually be over.

And Marlow’s would be, too.

 

HALF A HEART

by Kim Hartfield

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Young single mom Jenelle is facing her worst nightmare. Through no fault of her own, her daughter Mercy was placed in foster care. Now Jenelle only sees the seven-year-old during supervised visits. To help bring Mercy home, social worker Sylvia does her best to understand Jenelle’s world. But Sylvia’s interest becomes personal as well as professional, and Jenelle finds herself drawn to the social worker’s kindness and compassion. Could Mercy have two moms waiting for her when she gets home? Or will Jenelle lose half of her heart, along with her daughter?

 

A TIME OF PERFECT CHANGE
Taylor & Kaitlyn: Book 1

by Leslye Marks

Available in Kindle Unlimited

How could any teacher look forward to a mandatory meeting during their Summer Break?

Kaitlyn Collins has enough stress in her life without being forced to go to an Educator’s Conference during her Summer Break, but she doesn’t have a lot of choice in the matter. She’s been struggling to figure out where her life is going, so she thinks maybe a weekend away may not be such a bad thing. A chance encounter and a warped sense of humor will shake her life up in ways she never saw coming.

Taylor Ables thinks attending an Educator’s Conference is a giant waste of time and money. She’s happy with her life even though she’s sworn off love after having her heart broken a few years ago. Will this year’s meeting force her to step outside of her comfort zone and learn that sometimes it’s worth taking a chance for the possibility of love?

Just how far will a person go to change their life?

 

CUPID’S CROSSBOW

by Erin Wade

Cupid, Brooke is given the task of finding a soulmate for thirty-year old Detective Drew Darwin. Things go awry when Brooke is forced to use a crossbow instead of the usual bow and arrow she has used for centuries. A miss-fired arrow results in an unacceptable pairing of the pretty detective and a suspected criminal. Drew finds herself in love with the most unlikely person in the world as Brooke frantically searches for a way to undo the harm she has done.

 

IN HER HEELS

by Bet Milner

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Jenna Grace is a clumsy wanderer who lives pay check to pay check. She has no idea where she’s going, what she’s doing or what in the world made her walk into a random dance class one afternoon.

Victoria Cruz is the epitome of poise and elegance. She has no time for relationships or anyone else for that matter. Her days are spent teaching dance classes but she knows she could be so much more. What will happen when these two opposites meet? The world is full of possibilities. An unconventional love story about two unconventional women. Expect romance, humor, steamy moments and a peek behind the curtain at the world of dance and theater.

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE / ROMANCE

 

ASPIRING AFFECTION
Jems & Jamz: Book 6

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

When River Jensen hires Marie Reynolds as her restaurant designer, she is apprehensive about the other woman’s commitment to the project and wonders if the woman’s modeling aspirations will get in the way of her own dreams. However, as their relationship blossoms into one of affection, River’s trust in the other woman is tested, and Marie is left with the choice to follow through with River’s restaurant design or to give up everything to follow her own dreams.

 

FANTASY

 

END OF WAR IN THERMOPYLAE
Thermopylae Bound: Book 6

by Belinda Harrison

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Before Ava sent Ares to the cage, he promised her the Persians would return to Greek shores and in the autumn of 480BC, nine winters after Ava’s return to Trachis, his words ring true.

The yellow caps are sailing to the west, intent on claiming victory but they are not the only returning enemy.

As the final showdown looms, hearts will be broken and old stories proven once and for all.

This is the Battle of Thermopylae. This is life and death. This is love and war. This is the end of war in Thermopylae.

 

YA URBAN FANTASY

 

HISTORY OF MAGIC
Ember Academy for Young Witches: Book 2

by L.C. Mawson

Available in Kindle Unlimited

It turns out a sixteen-year-old being one of the most powerful witches on Earth puts people on edge…

You cast one dubious spell and everything goes to shit.

Namely, the Amazons, the most powerful coven of witches, have come to Ember Academy to investigate everything that happened on Halloween.

And my role in it.

They know that I’m powerful, but I’m not sure what they would do if they knew why, so I’m keeping quiet.

Of course, that means that they don’t trust me, so they’re forcing me through their trials.

If I pass, I’ll be an Amazon, and they’ll trust me with my powers and secrets.

If I don’t… Well, the fact that no one’s being explicit about that tells me that I don’t want to know.

My survival depends on passing these trials, but they’re meant to determine the best of the best, and I’ve known about magic for less than two months…

 

THRILLER / SUPENSE

 

INFRACTIONS
Carpenter/Harding Series: Book 10

by Barbara Winkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Jordan and Ellie’s weekend getaway with friends is harshly interrupted when a desperate man asks for help after his girlfriend is hurt. He soon gives them reason to doubt his story, leaving them to question whether the woman’s death is really a tragic accident or the result of a crime. Working with the local sheriff, they try to unravel the events.

Meanwhile, Ellie and Derek team up to investigate the murder of an exotic dancer. What they uncover could have detrimental consequences for one of their own…

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

 

NERD WIFE
Married for a Million: Book 3

by Annie Amos

Available in Kindle Unlimited

I’ve got the brains, she’s got the body. If we come together, it could set our hearts and minds alight…

Zelda Joyce is a Professor of English Literature. She can quote Shakespeare at the drop of a hat… but the language of love is another matter. When she discovers a clause in her father’s will saying she won’t inherit a penny unless she’s married, Zelda is stumped. Who would she propose to? The only person who she feels anything for is forbidden for so many reasons.

Kat Ball is 28 and has had a change of heart. She wants to stop working as a nightclub bouncer and start a degree in Sports. But going back to school means having to face textbooks, and when she runs into her sister’s old best friend Zelda, she remembers exactly why she hates reading so much… What she didn’t remember is how freaking hot Zelda is.

It’s just a shame it could never work between them because of Kat’s big secret.

But can what’s forbidden be fought?

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

THE STORYTELLER

by Jea Hawkins

I meet a woman who invites me to the pub. She could be Joan Jett’s Irish doppelganger, an idea that seems so far removed from the Troubles, I can’t believe it. But the Troubles are real and permeate the everyday lives of the people of Belfast. — Nancy Wagner, AP

In 1982, Jane Ferris couldn’t care less that Northern Ireland is crumbling all around her. Life is about drinking, loving women, and dodging her father’s former IRA connections. Her mother begs her to hold the family together, but Jane only wants distraction from the real world and she almost finds it with American journalist, Nancy Wagner.

Nancy is in Belfast with an assignment and a dream: make her mark on the world by getting to the heart of the Troubles with her reporting. As the college graduate goes where few women journalists have ventured before, Jane sets out to make her another notch on her bedpost, but instead finds herself acting as both guide and protector.

Dangerous circumstances push Nancy into Jane’s arms. While Jane knows it can’t possibly last, she resolves to make the most of their tumultuous time together…

…and finds herself living a life she never dreamed possible with the woman she can’t seem to forget as their worlds collide.

I came to Belfast to tell a story that began with this strong, beautiful, street-smart punk. Will it end with her, as well?

 

SALE ALERT

 

NOTHING TO LOSE

by Clare Lydon

$0.99 $6.99 

Can you find love in a hopeless place?

Nobody would ever describe Scarlet Williams as a ray of sunshine, but that doesn’t mean she deserves the flood that wipes out her basement flat, making her temporarily homeless.

Enter Joy Hudson, local mayor & sunshine specialist, who opens her house to flood refugees and ends up with Scarlet on her doorstep. Two more opposing characters you couldn’t fail to meet, and yet, somehow, they strike up a friendship. But when the rain stops and the sun comes out, could that friendship blossom into something more?

 

GIRL LOVE HAPPENS BOXED SET

Prequel and Seasons 1 & 2

by TB Markinson

$0.99 $6.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Tegan thought she knew what she wanted in life. Then she left home for college.

The Girl Love Happens boxed set contains the prequel and first two seasons of the lesbian romance series infused with 1990s’ nostalgia. If you like tumultuous love stories, simmering chemistry, and colorful casts of characters, then you’ll love T.B. Markinson’s smart, sexy series.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

FOCUS OF DESIRE

by Kim Baldwin
narrated by Keira Grace

There are times when a picture doesn’t just say it all. It changes everything.

Isabel Sterling isn’t even aware she has been entered in the Sophisticated Women “Watch Your Dreams Come True” contest, so it comes as a complete surprise to learn she has won a makeover she doesn’t want or need. It also includes the chance to appear on the cover of a national magazine and an all-expenses paid trip for two to exotic locales.

Photographer Natasha Kashnikova is a cynical celebrity playgirl who is barreling toward full midlife-crisis mode when she agrees to take on the Sophisticated Women shoot as a favor for a friend. Kash is convinced that every woman who shows an interest in her has ulterior motives, so love is not on her agenda…and certainly not with some naive romantic during an assignment from hell.

 

OUT OF PRACTICE

by Carsen Taite
narrated by Paige McKinney

Attorney Abby Keane’s vacation is perfect, especially her steamy interlude with a beautiful stranger. But her newfound zen crumbles when her biggest client, a chain of bridal stores, leaves hundreds of brides without dresses. As if reentry isn’t bad enough, a new wedding blogger is doing her best to stoke the anger of the already unhappy brides, and has chosen Abby as the villain.

Roxanne Daly’s blog has finally hit the sweet spot, and her popularity is soaring. With a regular TV spot on the line, she’ll do whatever it takes to impress the network producers. Running point for a horde of angry brides against a hotshot lawyer seems like the perfect plan until her crusade collides with Abby, the woman she hasn’t been able to stop thinking about since she left her in a tropical paradise.

 

FAR FROM THE WORLD WE KNOW

by Harper Bliss
narrated by Charlotte North

How far must you run to escape the past?

Broken from past trauma, Laura heads to small-town Texas, where she crosses paths with sharp-witted Tess. Laura isn’t ready to open up again – but her feelings for Tess are undeniable….

Will Tess be able to get past Laura’s defenses? And will Laura allow herself to love, and live, again? Find out in this powerful new novel by chart-topping author Harper Bliss.

 

SAVOR THE MOMENT

by Dana Piccoli
narrated by Lori Prince

Natalia Chambers is a successful singer/songwriter whose star is on the rise. But Nat has a problem. She can’t seem to write any new music and the pressure is on to write a follow-up to her last record. The fact that her last girlfriend betrayed her and left her with a wounded heart certainly isn’t helping any.

When Nat comes home from her latest tour, she’s ready for some serious R&R. The last thing she expects is a stunning pastry chef named Maddy LaDuke to send her tumbling (literally) head over heels. As Nat spends more time with Maddy she discovers a side benefit – it seems that their romance may hold the key to that serious writer’s block problem.

Just when Nat thinks she’s ready for something big with Maddy, an old flame arrives and tries to burn it all down. Will Nat and Maddy be able to put their hearts on the line and find trust in each other?

 

TIMES LIKE THESE

by Ana McKenzie
narrated by Isabelle Gordon

Merren Hardy is delighted when her thirst for new experiences turns into a holiday job for an attractive older woman. She’s more than happy to be muse, model, assistant, and lover – especially lover – for brilliant and successful Bianca Graves. After all, Merren’s smart with a big-picture view of the world and a practical streak wide enough to deal with Bianca’s difficulties. She’s a problem-solver. Except there’s one problem Merren’s never had to solve before – what happens when you fall in love with a woman who can’t see you properly?

Bianca’s an artist losing her sight, desperate to find a way to continue painting and keep her career and sense of identity. She needs more than a muse, more than a young woman to model for her. She needs someone to reach out and touch her when everything’s going dark – and help her find the way back to her life. Which surely means Merren’s too young, too different, worlds apart in experience. Bianca knows a summer fling at such a difficult time is one thing – but it can’t go any further.

As it turns out, however – there’s more than one way to be blind.

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

WLW & lesbian historical romance & historical fiction (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #6))

 

PROJECT LAUGHTER

Welcome to 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 to help us laugh.

Check out Literally Falling in Love by McGee Mathews for a heart-warming smile. McGee is giving away 1 ecopy of Exceeding Expectations.

Carsen Taite provides chuckles with her Palm Trees, Thai Food, and Rental Cars guest post. Carsen is giving away 1 ecopy of Out of Practice.

And, Panty Raider by Hildred Billings will put a smile on your face. Hildred is giving away 1 ecopy of The One that Ran Away.

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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2 Responses to New Lesfic Goodies: February 25th Edition

  1. Belle says:

    TB thank you for starting Project Laughter it has made me laugh many times. Look forward to each new story.

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