New Lesfic Goodies: June 16th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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.

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

ONE GOLDEN SUMMER

by Clare Lydon & TB Markinson

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Would you trade fame for love?

Saffron Oliver is the golden girl. Golden hair. Golden skin. Golden movie career.

Only one problem: she hates it.

She flees to her sister’s seaside town – where she meets the confident & charming Kirsty McBride.

Kirsty is everything Saffron wants to be. Perhaps also, everything she wants.

But Saffron can’t have it all. So now, she has to decide: does she crave Kirsty enough to blow up her golden life?

 

BEFORE HER

by Grace Parkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Cara is intrigued by mysterious and charming stranger, Frankie. Will Frankie’s secrets shatter their relationship before it begins?

A sizzling hot Age Gap Romance from Grace Parkes.

 

 

A YEAR IN PARADISE
Collection #1

by Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Welcome to Paradise Valley, where the locals thrive on the rural landscape, the quirky Oregonian living, and the history of the lesbian commune that founded it.

Mixing small town attitudes with lesbian dating? Sounds like another day in Paradise.

Collection one includes months Feb – July

 

SLIDING DOORS

by Karen Klyne

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Gemma Tennant’s life is in a downward spiral, and she doesn’t know where to turn. She longs for something different, something new. When she finds a strange flyer suggesting she could start over, all she has to do is find the courage to go through a sliding door to switch lives with a woman on the other side…Alex Gambol is content but a little lonely. She runs her own business, looks after her ill mother, and goes for long walks with her dog. She’s got no time for love, and that’s okay. But when a strange woman on the beach shoves a bag at her and insists it’s hers, she has no idea how drastically her life is about to change. Gemma knows the risks she’s taken and embraces her new life with enthusiasm and delight. But Alex is bemused, thrown into a life completely alien to her, and she has to learn to live with a wife and kids she never knew she wanted…until now.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

VETERINARY PARTNER

by Nancy Wheelton

Callie Anderson’s in over her head, but she’ll be damned if she’ll give up. A young widow with a ten-year-old daughter, Callie’s determined to keep her farm at any cost, even if that means going up against the Krugers from next door who are determined to snatch her land. Callie needs to learn how to take care of her cattle and undo all the problems the Krugers have caused before it’s too late, and there’s no one more qualified to help than veterinarian Dr. Lauren Cornish. If only Lauren understood that Callie’s still the one in charge.

Recently divorced and rejected by her teenage children, Lauren’s emotionally lost and has no patience for a woman who isn’t ready to be a farmer. She’s determined to keep her heart safe this time, no matter how intriguing Callie might be. When a string of perilous accidents threatens their safety and livelihood, neither can resist their heart’s desire. Danger is looming, but falling in love may be the scariest thing of all.

 

LUCKY

by Kris Bryant

Winning the lottery is the best thing that’s ever happened to Serena Evans. Gone are the days of living paycheck to paycheck. On her own and fully funded, Serena’s excited to open Pet Posh Inn. She can’t imagine a more fulfilling dream than caring for and being surrounded by animals.

Gabrielle Barnes can’t understand why anyone would dump millions of dollars into a pet daycare, but if she wants to prove herself worthy of a partner position at Arnest & Max Architecture, she’s going to have paste on a smile while designing the ridiculous waste of space.

Serena’s kindness and big heart draw Gabrielle in, but her stubbornness drives a wedge between them. As the design builds, so does their attraction.

Was Serena’s luck really about money, or is she about to get lucky in love?

 

THREE ALARM RESPONSE

by Erin Dutton

In the midst of tragedy, can these first responders find love and healing? Three stories of courage, bravery, and passion.

In Rescued, firefighter Britt Everett’s job is to protect life and property. On her scenes, once a victim gets out, they don’t go back in. But when Claire Willows’s dog is trapped inside her burning apartment, Claire wants him rescued at any cost.

In Pushed, Nicole Klein thought she’d moved out of her comfort zone by attending a popular music festival, until a man plows his vehicle into the crowd right in front of her. Police officer Traci Sam is there to help Nicole tend to the victims, but how will they deal with the aftermath?

In Healed, after being seriously injured in an act of violence at a music festival, paramedic Jenna Teele returns to work alongside her EMS partner and best friend, Candace Cooper. Will discovering Candace’s feelings run deeper than friendship help them both heal from the tragedy?

 

THE LAST DAYS OF AUTUMN

by Donna K. Ford

Autumn Landers, a beautiful, successful business owner, thought she had life figured out until one little word, cancer, changed everything. When Caroline Cross answers Autumn’s ad for a live-in caregiver, Autumn is instantly drawn to her. But Caroline has suffered her own losses and isn’t about to risk her heart. Autumn knows the odds are against her. But for the first time in her life she is going to do things her way. The first thing on her bucket list? Falling in love.

Autumn and Caroline question the fairness of life, the cruelty of loss, and what it means to love as they navigate the complicated minefield of relationships, grief, and life-altering illness.

 

BONDED LOVE

by Renee Roman

Master carpenter Blaze Carter has upheld her family legacy for honesty and excellence and honed a reputation to match. Her greatest desire is to pass her knowledge on to her children. All she has to do is find her perfect partner who wants the same things—a full life and a family of their own.

Trinity Greene grew up poor and has risen above the stigma of believing she’ll never amount to anything. She’s worked hard and is well on her way to becoming a head nurse in the ED. Her dream is within reach and the last thing she needs is an oh-so-attractive distraction.

When a devastating injury threatens to derail her future, Blaze struggles with the possibility of giving up on her dream. Trinity knows all too well the odds are against Blaze but isn’t willing to let her stop believing. Not when she’s beginning to care for Blaze’s heart as well as her recovery. Together, they must decide if love and a future is a possibility worth fighting for.

 

ALL THE PATHS TO YOU
Sequel to All the Worlds Between Us

by Morgan Lee Miller

Swimmer Quinn Hughes has given up a lot in order to be an Olympian: her social life, her love life, and everything that comes with being a normal twenty-three-year-old. Just days away from competing in the Tokyo Games, Quinn runs into her childhood best friend and high school sweetheart, Kennedy Reed. Five years earlier, they’d made a pact that they would try again if their paths ever crossed, and now she can’t shake the feeling that this is a sign.

But Kennedy has a whole life in New York City, and Quinn’s at the opposite end of the country in San Francisco, struggling to redefine who she’ll be after the Olympics. Feeling lonely and lost from everything she’s given up, Quinn finds comfort in reconnecting with Kennedy, and they both discover that time and distance have only fueled their passion. As Quinn comes to terms with herself and what the future holds, she’s sure of only one thing: she’s not letting the only girl she’s ever loved get away for the second time.

 

NIGHTS OF LILY ANN: REDEMPTION OF CARLY

by L.L. Shelton

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Lily Ann makes women’s dreams come true while working at G’s Nightly Escorts. Her siblings remain safe and happy in her care after their parents’ death, with that being the one thing above all her needs. But life isn’t that simple, as new daily challenges arise.

Four years have passed since Carly Hutch was stripped of the life she loved to blindness. She hopes new answers lie within a stranger, and an escort seems to be the perfect answer to her problems. But is Carly searching for redemption so hard that what is in front of her stays hidden?

 

FANTASY ROMANCE

 

MIDNIGHT MAGIC

by Cameron Darrow

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A second-class citizen with a shattered heart, Vimika is ready to start her life over. But as a freelance wizard in Atvalia, that’s easier said than done. So when she’s offered a job that could afford her that new life several times over, what choice does she have but to take it? Yes, it involves tracking down something that is either impossible or highly illegal, but money solves everyone else’s problems, why not hers?

Because no deception is more powerful than self-deception.

Now cut off from her magic in the middle of a job she should never have taken, Vimika must confront herself in more ways than one. Trapped alone with a wizard out of time, she’ll have to fight not only the illusions keeping them imprisoned but the ones guarding her heart. Failure might trap them both forever, while success could grant them a freedom neither has ever known.

Or get them killed.

At least she’d never have to wake up with a hangover again.

 

URBAN FANTASY ROMANCE

 

COYOTE BLUES

by Karen F. Williams

Riley Dawson is a psychotherapist with a lycanthropic affliction. She’s a werecoyote, to be precise.

A foundling adopted by wealthy parents, Riley led a privileged life until she fell in love with Fiona Bell, an evangelical preacher’s daughter. Raging hormones, the full moon, and the pull of Fiona Bell on her teenage heartstrings triggered her first transformation. Unfortunately, her parents witnessed the change and sent her off to college with a trust fund and an agreement never to return home.

Twenty years later, Riley shares a lucrative therapy practice with Dr. Margaret Spencer. Margaret, her wife, and her gay brother-in-law are the only ones who know Riley’s secret. Afraid of risking exposure, Riley restricts her love life to online hookups. But when a family is referred for treatment and Fiona Bell comes back into her life, all the rules of the client-therapist relationship are tested and Riley’s world is turned upside down.

 

SPECULATIVE ROMANTIC FICTION 

 

CONVERGENCE
The sequel to Uninvited

by Jane C. Esther

After surviving a harrowing explosion in Seneca Lake, Olivia Ando and Aerin McLeary return to Indiana with more questions than answers. While Olivia revels in their newfound love, finally having everything she’s wanted since high school, Aerin begins to build a life for herself outside of her small hometown.

But all is not as it seems.

By chance, Olivia discovers that Aerin has plans for a machine that will open the portal in the lake and channel alien energy to Earth, a revelation that exposes an even greater and unforgivable betrayal. With the world on the precipice of a monumental invasion, Olivia must choose between protecting her heart and trusting that Aerin has lied for a greater good. With life as they know it at stake, will their love survive the inception of a new world?

 

INTRIGUE & THRILLER / ROMANCE

 

DRAWN

by Carsen Taite

Urban artist Riley Flynn spends her days wandering the streets of Dallas, sketching the city she loves. Then dead bodies start showing up in the exact locations she was sketching, and the police arrive on her doorstep. With every reason in the world to distrust the law, she’s reluctant to help the striking detective assigned to the case, especially after the cops start treating her like a suspect. As the stakes get deadlier, Riley’s instinct for self-protection wars with civic duty and unexpected attraction.

Detective Claire Hanlon is all about the facts, all about the law, and all about climbing the Dallas PD ladder. Her career advancement hinges on capturing the killer terrorizing the city, and the only thing in her way is the incredibly stubborn, incredibly beautiful person of interest, Riley Flynn, who is also incredibly off limits. Because she might be guilty of murder.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

DEAR ME

by Robin Alexander
narrated by Lori Prince

Alexis Holt unknowingly meets the woman of her dreams at a party. Unfortunately, Alexis was at the wrong place at the wrong time and walked away from the encounter thinking Stacy Kirkland was an arrogant snob. Alexis knew it wouldn’t be the last time she saw Stacy, and she wasn’t looking forward to their next meeting.

Thanks to the internet, Stacy Kirkland already knows who Alexis is before they meet face to face. She’s one step ahead of Alexis because Stacy already has a crush on her. There are a couple of problems, though – Stacy’s in a relationship that’s in the last stages of its demise, and after meeting Alexis, she’s pretty certain that Alexis despises her.

Grab something cool to drink, find a comfortable place, and let Robin Alexander take you on a hilarious journey to happily ever after.

 

NIGHTS OF LILY ANN: FINDING KATHLEEN

by L.L. Shelton
narrated by Lois Ridge

Working for G’s Nightly Escorts by night to support her family, Lily Ann Bailey makes women’s dreams come true. Desires, pleasures, secrets. When she is assigned client number 299, Lily Ann has no idea the woman waiting for her needs a friend more than an escort.

Kathleen Harris is grieving the loss of her wife. She has secluded herself from family, friends, and the world for two years. All until a newspaper ad for an escort service makes her question her life.

 

FAMILY NIGHT

by K’Anne Meinel
narrated by Desarae Holland

Melinda and Em have Thursday night family night. A warm loving relationship, a warm loving body, who wouldn’t want to come home to that? What happens to Melinda and Em on family night?

 

 

SOLDIER OF DORSA
The Chronicles of Dorsa: Book 2

by Eliza Andrews
narrated by Elizabeth Saydah

A war is brewing in the Empire.

Not the War in the East – that is a war everyone already knows about, the war that some wanted to end so badly that they murdered an Emperor to stop it. No, this is a different war. A war between the Shadowlands and the mortal world, a war between light and darkness. A war the Brotherhood of Culo has warned about for generations. But no one wanted to listen.

And as war brews, an Empress in exile struggles to regain her crown, and the warrior sworn to protect that Empress fights to make it back to her. Yet the warrior faces an enemy which even she, the Empire’s greatest living sword master, may not be able to defeat: The warrior battles time itself.

And time is running out for the soldiers of the House of Dorsa.

The shadows are coming. Can you hear them?

 

WESTLANDS
Techromancy Scrolls: Book 4

by Erik Schubach
narrated by Hollie Jackson

Almost 3,000 years after an extinction-level event on Earth, mankind seeks to regain its former glory in a new world where magic and technology collide.

Laney and Celeste, Templars of Sparo, embark upon a mission of mercy to a far-off land to aid a people thought lost to time before the Altii even found the Lower Ten.

The Westlands are found along with a new enemy that Sparo may not be able to stand against: Avalon.

Can this new threat be the Great Wizards of the Before Times? New alliances will be forged, and hearts will be held and broken as Laney faces her biggest challenge yet.

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

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.

Abby Crofton provides chuckles with her Chivalry Should Have Stayed Dead guest post. Abby is giving away 1 ecopy of Meet Me at Pride.

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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