New Lesfic Goodies: May 21st Edition

Dear Lesfic Reader,

Thanks again for your patience while I juggle everything and take extra time to recover from my illness.

Authors, it would be extremely helpful if you could provide me with your new release details. Here’s the link for how to submit books for the newsletter.

Finally, tomorrow is the last day for the IHL Mega Sale. Don’t miss out on loading up on fab lesfic books at fantastic prices. Click here for the main sale page.

Stay safe and well.

Happy reading!

TB

ROMANCE

 

PURSUING PANDORA

by Maggie Brown

Corporate lawyer Winter Carlyle is the first to admit that she’s become jaded with romance after a very messy public breakup.

When her bossy aunt asks her to visit a high-end nightclub to check on her young cousin, Winter reluctantly agrees. Poking her nose into her cousin’s love life is the last thing she wants to do. So what if he has a giant crush on Pandora, a lounge singer thirteen years his senior? The cougar just might teach him a thing or two.

For Pandora, the sultry siren with the slinky low-cut gown façade is all an act. It’s showbiz. She dislikes the adulation and the numerous advances, especially from the Russian gangster and the aging playboy. Besides, she has an ulterior motive for being at the club, and romance is definitely off the agenda.

But uptight, reserved Winter is a complication she hasn’t foreseen. And even with the best intentions, love has a way of striking at the most inopportune times.

 

AVALANCHE

by Stephanie Shea

Available in Kindle Unlimited

On-the-rise fashion photographer Blake Elimar has only ever been in love once—with her then best friend, Drew. It’s taken five years to piece herself together, especially since the last time they’d seen each other was at Drew’s wedding.

Drew Dimitrov has officially been dubbed the model world’s new it-girl. In a career-defining moment, she has been given her first nude photoshoot at Luxe magazine, and Blake just happens to be the photographer.

It’s a reunion neither expects.

But can anyone stop an avalanche once the ice begins to fall?

 

THE ADVENTURERS

by Bryce Oakley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Joey and Kendall’s paths cross, a rocky start with an accidental laundry switch turns into an unlikely friendship. From there, the two friends make a pact to get out of their comfort zones, one piece of paper drawn from an “Adventure Jar” at a time. A growing mutual attraction leads them on an adventure that neither one might have expected…

 

PLEASE, MISTRESS

by Grace Parkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Fiona can’t stop thinking about her Ice Queen teacher, the enigmatic Joss Red. Can she make her dreams become reality? 

A sizzling Age Gap, Dominant/submissive romance from Grace Parkes.

 

FRENCH PRESS

by Sienna Waters

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Paris, the City of Love.

Unless you’ve just been dumped, of course…

Journalist Hayden Wright’s romantic trip to France isn’t turning out quite as she expected. Not least because her girlfriend is now her ex-girlfriend and she’s supposed to go it alone. Nevertheless, she’s sure she’s got the strength to be independent, right up until her cases don’t arrive and she breaks down at the airport.

Which is when Nicolette Roche magically appears to save her skin. Well, her luggage, at least.

Nicolette is flighty, flexible, unreliable and… beautiful. Exactly what Hayden doesn’t need in her perfectly planned life. But Hayden’s a woman with a mission: to find Sydney Duchamp, a model who dropped off the face of the earth almost forty years ago. And Nicolette might just hold the key to the mystery.

A missing woman, a top job up for grabs, a relationship that redefines the word complicated, and a beautiful French woman. Hayden has more than enough on her plate. So she can’t possibly fall in love as well. Or can she?

 

DYALESSIA GAMES: BESS & MIRA 2.0
Dyalessia Games: Book 5

by Scott Kujawa

Available in Kindle Unlimited

After returning to Rochester from New York City, Bess and Mira desired to expand their family. Working together, the two settle into their home and plan to have their baby. As the months pass, Bess reunites with Amy, her former lover while at college, and Kylia and Tess, her former roommates.

Knowing Bess carries their child, Mira’s eager to help her wife throughout the pregnancy. Mira also expands the art gallery her family owns in New York City, opening one in Rochester. It won’t be long before Bess and Mira learn more about each other and their relationship. Adding a child to their family transforms it, strengthening the love they share.

Other surprises are in store for Bess and Mira as their lives change because of the baby.

 

IN HER HANDS

by Rebekah Blackmore

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Veronica “Ronnie” Winters loves her life. She works as a pediatric nurse at a local hospital, and she is engaged to a wonderful man. When Ronnie meets Amy Vascar, the mother of one of her patients, she realizes just how quickly someone’s life can change in an instant of meeting just the right person, and how quickly friendship can morph into something more.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

WAITING FOR YOU

by Elle Spencer

Have you ever met someone and felt like you’ve known them in a thousand different lifetimes?

Lindsay Hall was a high school senior when she and her friend Patty discovered peach schnapps, listened to a past-life hypnosis CD, and got an up-close look at who she once was. And who she used to love. The knowledge of her past life has always haunted Lindsay. As her ex is happy to point out, it’s gotten in the way of her relationships too. Even her teenage daughter has politely suggested that she “get the eff over it.” Except she didn’t say eff.

Ren Christopher just wants a quick break before she starts a new job in Paris. She’s just extracted herself from a not-brief-enough, drama-filled relationship. A few weeks relaxing and hanging with her old college friend Deb is just what the doctor ordered. No pressure, no expectations, and absolutely no drama.

Everything is perfect until Lindsay faints at the sight of Ren.

 

THE ROAD HOME

by Erin Zak

When she’s passed over for the role of a lifetime, Hollywood actress Gwendolyn Carter is absolutely crushed. That’s when things go from bad to worse. Home to celebrate her dad’s birthday, Gwen discovers her mom is sick and might not have much time left. She stays to help and to repair the emotional rift that has kept them apart for so long. That’s easier said than done, though, because oh-so-perfect Lila Machowicz has all but replaced Gwen as Carol Carter’s surrogate daughter.

Gwen and Lila are forced to work together to support the woman they both care about, even though they’re rivals for a place in Carol’s life. The last thing either expects is an attraction as undeniable as it is inconvenient. When Lila helps Gwen rebuild trust with her mom, Gwen’s heart begins to thaw. But every family has a closet full of skeletons, and when she discovers the family secret, will she ever be able to trust Lila again?

 

THE DUCHESS AND THE DREAMER

by Jenny Frame

Clementine Fitzroy, Duchess of Rosebrook, doesn’t trust dreamers. After her grandmother and famous social reformer blew the family fortune on her dream of creating a new kind of community, the family land was sold off and their coffers drained. Clementine grew up watching her mother struggle and now lives in the small gatehouse behind her former family home.

Evan Fox has a dream that could change the world and save the planet. As CEO of her family toy company, she creates fuel for the imagination. When the Rosebrook estate comes up for sale, Evan jumps at the chance to make her vision of a utopian eco community come to life.

Clementine is wary of the good-looking newcomer, but Evan is determined to win over the beautiful duchess and prove that sometimes dreams really do come true.

 

OLIVIA’S AWAKENING

by Ronica Black

Olivia Savage is newly divorced and embarking on the not-so-easy task of getting into shape. One morning, after struggling to run up a mountain trail, she meets Eve Monroe who stirs her in ways she doesn’t understand.

Eve helps women achieve the physical fitness they yearn for, but when it comes to her love life, she buries her own yearnings and only dates casually. All that changes the day she meets the beautiful and sheltered Olivia. Eve is surprisingly smitten, and she soon finds that her desire to help is quickly overshadowed by her desire to make love.

When Olivia hires Eve as her trainer, their attempts at controlling their attraction are no match for their unbridled passion. But it’s the deeper, more poignant feelings neither of them can ignore that have Olivia and Eve questioning everything they’ve ever known about love.

 

LOVE ON THE NIGHT SHIFT

by Radclyffe

Between ruling the night shift in the ER at the Rivers and raising her teenage daughter, Blaise Richeilieu has all the drama she needs in her life. When a dashing young attending appears on the scene and relentlessly pursues her, Blaise has plenty of reasons to say no—or at least she tells herself she does, despite Grady’s nearly irresistible charm. Even if Blaise had the slightest desire to play Grady’s game, the past she’s kept hidden from everyone is a secret she intends to keep buried. What Blaise doesn’t know is the barriers she constructs make Grady even more determined to find a way through them.

 

FORGING A DESIRE LINE

by Mary P. Burns

Charley Owens is content with her life. She has her super-organized job, her super-clean apartment, her long-time friends, and her cats. That’s all she needs after the crumbling of her twenty-five-year relationship, even if her friends keep trying to set her up with someone new. But when she meets the handsome and aloof Joanna, she’s forced to reevaluate what it is she wants, and maybe what’s been missing…

Everything seems to be going well until Charley’s ex-wife, Tricia, calls with devastating news and Charley’s hope for a quiet life is overturned. While trying to take care of Tricia, Charley is determined to get Joanna to take a chance on her. But is she ready to take one herself?

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

WHILE MY HEART BEATS

by Erin McKenzie

Johanna Lennox, a working-class Scottish nurse, and Ellie Winthrop, a Voluntary Aid Detachment recruit from a wealthy British family, are thrown together in a general hospital in France during World War I.

When Johanna’s mother dies unexpectedly, Ellie is there to offer the comfort she desperately needs, and their feelings for each other grow into an attraction neither can deny. Johanna is convinced they can’t have a future together and throws herself into her work to escape her pain. She volunteers to serve closer to the front and almost loses her life before being sent home.

When Ellie refuses to give up hope and goes to find her, will Johanna be able to trust that a love born amidst the horrors of the Great War can survive in a post-war world?

 

MYSTERY / THRILLER

 

MALICE IN THE SHADOWS
Shadow Series: Book 6

by Kat Smith

Available in Kindle Unlimited

In the sixth installment of the Shadow Series, a hacker calling himself the Video Vigilante is terrorizing citizens of New York City. Slithering through the shadows of cyberspace, he commandeers the smart home devices of Garrison Security Corporation’s customers, covertly records their scandalous activities, then demands a ransom to keep their secrets from becoming front-page news.

When the hacker targets a US Senator, threatening the National Security of the United States, Alex receives a desperate call from a former lover, Jennifer Duncan, the Chief Information Officer of Garrison Security, pleading for the help of the ICC to capture the Video Vigilante.

Sent to New York to hunt down the hacker, Payton and Alex find themselves in the midst of a corporate power struggle and become tangled in a deceptive web of corporate espionage, embezzlement, and murder. As they race against the clock to expose the hacker, an underlying menacing plot to destroy Garrison Security’s CEO, Keelyn Garrison, and take over her family empire comes to light.

 

MILITARIAL MALICE
Book 28

by K’Anne Meinel

Alice’s unfinished business has caused her and her family a lot of unforeseen aggravation, and Alice seeks to make amends. But it seems life isn’t finished with her yet. Just when Alice thinks they’re about to be happy again, life throws her one more curve, and this one is a doozy!

 

 

EXIT STRATEGY
Joanna Mitchell Thrillers: Book 2

by Barbara Winkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The past will find you.

Joanna cherishes the peaceful life she’s found, far away from the tribulations she and Rue have faced. When her job leads her to a woman in distress, she can’t turn away, even knowing that her actions might put a spotlight on her.

Joanna will have to face old and new enemies while protecting the ones she loves. With Rue by her side, can she persevere once more?

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

PRETENDING IN PARADISE

by M. Ullrich
narrated by Keira Grace

When travelwisdom.com assigns PR specialist Caroline Beckett and travel blogger Emma Morgan to cover a hot new couples retreat, they’re forced to fake a relationship to secure a reservation. Ten days in paradise would be a dream assignment, if only they’d stop arguing long enough to enjoy it.

Reputations are Caroline’s business. Too bad she was forced out of her previous job when an ex smeared hers all over the office grapevine. She’s never getting involved with a coworker again, especially not one as careless and unprofessional as Emma.

Emma knows that life is too short to play by the rules. But when she goes too far and a defamation lawsuit puts her job in jeopardy, she has to make nice with Caroline, the image police, and deliver the best story of her career.

Only pretending to be in love sure feels a whole lot like falling in love. When their story goes public, ambition and privacy collide, and their chance at making a fake relationship real might just be collateral damage.

 

CHANGING THE SCRIPT

by Lee Winter
narrated by Claire Alain

A funny, small-town lesbian romance about clashing cultures and daring to dream big.

LA-based English indie filmmaker Alex Levitin reluctantly takes a job in New Zealand to save the “worst movie ever”, Shezan: Mistress of the Forest. Things might go easier for her if she didn’t almost run over the standoffish, beautiful local cop on her first day in town. And it’d really help if her film set wasn’t being mysteriously sabotaged.

When Ika Whenu’s Senior Constable Sam Keegan isn’t trying to stamp out a motorcycle gang drug problem afflicting her town, she’s publicly slamming everything about the exploitative film, Shezan, and the Hollywood blow-ins making it. That includes its nerdy, cute director, Alex, who has woeful driving skills to go with her smart mouth.

Against the stunning scenery and chaotic film-set backdrop, attraction flares between the two warring women as they’re forced to work together to find the set saboteur.

 

DEPARTURE FROM THE SCRIPT

by Jae
narrated by Abigail Rakocy

It’s aspiring actress meeting photographer, femme meeting butch in this light-hearted lesbian romance set in Hollywood. 

Aspiring actress Amanda Clark and photographer Michelle Osinski are two women burned by love and not looking to test the fire again. And even if they were, it certainly wouldn’t be with each other. Amanda has never been attracted to a butch woman before, and Michelle personifies the term butch.

Having just landed a role on a hot new TV show, she’s determined to focus on her career and doesn’t need any complications in her life. After a turbulent breakup with her starlet ex, Michelle swore she would never get involved with an actress again.

Another high-maintenance woman is the last thing she wants, and her first encounter with Amanda certainly makes her appear the type. But after a date that is not a date and some meddling from Amanda’s grandmother, they both begin to wonder if it’s not time for a departure from their usual dating scripts.

 

SHANGHAIED
A Woman Down Under Series Prequel

by K’Anne Meinel
narrated by Rachel Quinn Haines

Melissa Lawrence’s life had been planned out for her. As a wife in the upper echelon of New York society, she was expected to take her place among some of the wealthiest people in America. A society that judges you on your looks will ignore certain things because of the money your family possesses, which you will eventually inherit; however, certain peccadillos will never be acceptable, and as Melissa becomes Mel and begins to realize her potential, life sends her on a journey she never could have anticipated.

 

IN DYER CIRCUMSTANCES
The Final Chapter

by Claire Highton-Stevenson
narrated by Sarah Kempton

Everything you thought you knew – is wrong!

Agent Ren Dyer wakes up in a hospital room with her lover Andrea Fielding by her bedside, but not all is as it seems when Andrea appears distant, and not at all like the lover she has come to depend upon.

With no recollection of what has happened, Ren must rely on those around her to explain, but when the explanation makes no sense, what can she do?

Walking out of the hospital, she comes face-to-face with a new reality, a familiar one that leaves her lost and confused. And now she must regain the love of Andrea Fielding all over again.

 

LADY BLUE

by Prudence MacLeod
narrated by Aimee Aguilera

An abused and bullied teenager is suddenly granted great and terrible powers by an ancient goddess. Each step towards womanhood is shaped by her new abilities, as is the woman she will become. Devil or angel, which will she be? Will the woman who chases her ever know for sure?

 

TO THE BEAT OF THEIR OWN DRUM
Jems & Jamz: Book 3

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue
narrated by Kris Szczesny

Before becoming members of Jems and Jamz, Spike Bianchi and Jemma Rodriguez were just two lost individuals trying to find their way in life. Find out how one trip to Texas changed the course of their lives and spurred the evolution of the band known as Jems and Jamz.

 

LESFIC BOOK NEWS

Summer Loving is a collection of short summer stories from a selection of some of the hottest names in f/f fiction right now. Available for Preorder. 

 

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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.

Cheyenne Blue provides chuckles with her The United States Border Patrol is Not Your Friend. Cheyenne is giving away 1 ecopy of ALL AT SEA to one lucky winner.

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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