New Lesfic Goodies: July 14th 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

 

TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY

by Clare Dugmore

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Rule number one: Don’t fall for one of the parents of a kid you coach.

Rule number two: Don’t fall for a straight woman.

Rhiannon O’Bryan finds herself breaking both those rules when she meets single-mom Sabrina Thompson on the first day of fourth-grade soccer practice.

Sabrina Thompson has enough complications in her life. Her ex is a nightmare and her boss is a pervert, the last thing she needs is her budding friendship with fellow single-mom Rhia throwing her entire life into confusion.

But as their ten-year-old daughters Teagan and Piper spend more and more time with each other, Rhia and Sabrina become close. Rhia thinks she’s deluding herself by lusting after a straight woman, and Sabrina has never considered herself to be anything but straight before.

 

RECLAMATION

by Frankie Duncan

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Brogan knows what she wants, and that doesn’t include a relationship. As her old life threatens to destroy the new can she save herself when the illusion of control slips away?

Escaping London, to become principal at top college, in rural Scotland, Brogan befriends Libby, the local church minister. There is an unmistakable spark between them, but Libby believes in love while Brogan won’t.

As Brogan’s past risks everything she has, including her own sanity, will she ever find the certainty she so desperately needs?

 

PLAYING FOR HER HEART
The Ashforth Series: Book 1

by Melissa Tereze

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Dom Simmons is the talk of the town when it comes to football and women. But, in her mind, she can only commit to one—football.

Backing into another car was problematic, but the woman who stepped out was about to become her biggest concern.

Divorced, single mother, Blair Harrington.

Finally breaking free from a life she never wanted was supposed to be the start of something new for Blair. But of all the women she could have fallen for, she had to choose the one who wasn’t willing to give her heart away.

Though from entirely different places, Blair and Dom come to realise that their pasts are all too familiar.

 

A MARINE’S CONFLICT
A Marine’s Heart: Book 4

by Jax Meyer & Elle Armstrong

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Mags Newsome has already given over a decade of her life to the Marine Corps. She’s learned to compartmentalize her life to survive the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that keeps servicemembers from serving openly. But that’s also kept her from any meaningful relationships.

Elaine ‘Lane’ Chapman moved to the US from England with her girlfriend who soon left her. Remaining in sunny southern California, Elaine built a life for herself as a college math professor, content to experience love through romance novels rather than risk her heart again.

A chance encounter in a bookstore cafe brings the two women together where they discover an off the charts attraction. As they battle their feelings to maintain their ‘friends with benefits’ agreement, another war looms in the Middle East, threatening everything they’ve built.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

ENTANGLED

by Melissa Brayden

Josephine Wilder’s torrid love affair is with Tangle Valley Vineyard, her family’s legacy. She’s grown up dreaming between the vines. She’s always had secret ideas about how to make the place shine, so when it passes to her, Joey vows to make Tangle Valley everything she knows it can be. Her biggest obstacle? That overly commercial hotel going up, and the uppity manager trying to kill the vineyard’s rustic charm.

Becca Crawford loves to unwind with a good glass of wine. An astute businesswoman who has climbed the hospitality ladder, she’s the perfect person to head up Elite Resorts’ newest property, The Jade Hotel, and give tourists all the luxury they desire. As a bonus, The Jade is not far from the cutest vineyard with the best pinot she’s ever tasted. If only the captivating owner would get on board with her plan and stop badmouthing the hotel to everyone in town.

Is it possible that a nice glass of red could help Becca and Joey see each other in a new and alluring light?

 

THE POLITICS OF LOVE

by Jen Jensen

Is it possible to love across the political divide?

Shelley Whitmore is a successful attorney, working on behalf of her Evangelical parents’ faith-based organization, championing conservative values of individual liberty and limited government. Everything’s totally fine, except that it really isn’t. Shelley manages depression and crippling anxiety because of the secret she can never reveal: she’s gay.

Rand Thomas is a psychotherapist, transgender rights activist, and political liberal. Widowed and struggling with her wife’s toxic parents, Rand isn’t going to allow herself to love again.

When Shelley and Rand meet in Manhattan, neither one expects to find that the other is exactly who they need.

 

ONE WOMAN’S TREASURE

by Jean Copeland

After Daphne accidentally “steals” a family heirloom from Nina’s front lawn thinking it’s junk left for trash pickup, she learns she’s wanted by the police for questioning. Once the dust settles, Daphne and Nina form a friendship inspired by their mutual love for antiquing and a desire for a fresh start in their lives.

As they grow closer, their attraction moves way beyond friends. But who will be brave enough to confess her feelings first? Daphne, the self-conscious procrastinator who’s working hard to get her new business off the ground, or Nina, the newly-out mom whose priority is creating a stable life for her son? Before they can take a chance on becoming lovers, they’ll have to decide if love is worth the risk.

 

STILL NOT OVER YOU

Jenny Frame, Carsen Taite, and Ali Vali

Old flames die hard in these tales of a second chance at love with the ex you’re still not over. Stories by award winning authors Jenny Frame, Carsen Taite, and Ali Vali.

In My Forever Girl by Jenny Frame, when tragedy tore their family apart, Brayden and Faith’s marriage ended in divorce. Four years later, they’re thrown together on a cruise by their friends. Can the spark that refused to die reignite the fire of their love?

In Double Jeopardy by Carsen Taite, Katie James didn’t plan on being a runaway bride. Twice. But when the gorgeous, accomplished, former love of her life, Emma Reed, reappears in her life the week of her wedding, will Katie risk everything for another chance with the woman who might be her soul mate?

In On the Rocks by Ali Vali, whiskey distiller Preston Maxwell still has no idea why her college sweetheart, Hayley Wyatt, disappeared from her life right after collecting her diploma. But when Hayley shows up to work on the advertising campaign that will take her business to the next level, Preston isn’t letting her get away a second time.

 

KISS ME EVERY DAY

by Dena Blake

Wynn Jamison is turning thirty. Her career has made her rich, but her love life is sorely lacking. She’s okay with that until she spends her birthday dinner with the woman who could’ve changed it all. There’s only one problem. She’s married to Wynn’s sister.

Carly Evans is tired of her wife ignoring her needs to put her career first. Family has always been important to her, and Jordan just doesn’t seem to care.

A freak thunderstorm rages during the night, and Wynn finds herself catapulted back in time to the day she made the worst decision of her life—stepping aside to let her sister romance Carly. Reliving the day over and over again, Wynn must decide what is most important: success, loyalty, or love. Given a second chance at happiness, will she take the opportunity and change her destiny?

 

FIRST DO NO HARM

by Emily Smith

Physician assistant Pierce Parker wants nothing more than to find true love, but after a series of heartbreaks and lackluster first dates, she’s beginning to question if such a thing even exists. That is, until she begins working with Dr. Cassidy Sullivan, a new emergency medicine resident. Their chemistry makes Pierce start to believe all her dreams will come true, but a secret from Cassidy’s past may end the fairy tale before it gets to happily ever after. For Pierce and Cassidy, the risk of heartbreak may be too high a price for the chance at love.

 

FANTASY ROMANCE

 

SILVER RAVENS

by Jane Fletcher

The Celts knew it as Annwyn, the Otherworld—certainly not a destination IT professional Lori Cooper anticipates when distracting herself with a magazine puzzle page in the dentist’s waiting room. Clues buried in the answers lead her to Tamsin, who claims to command a band of warriors for the queen of the fay. From this, Lori concludes that Tamsin is both insane and dangerous. She’s also quite worryingly attractive.

However, Lori’s own sanity becomes a bigger concern when she finds herself held captive in a strange world with yet more puzzles to solve. She must pick her way through layers of illusion and deceit. Nothing and nobody, including Tamsin, is quite as they seem. Who can Lori trust? She will need to uncover the full truth if she is to return home, mind and body intact.

 

THE WOMEN AND THE STORM
The Tarbet Witch Series: Book 1

by Kitty McIntosh

Being the only witch in a small Scottish town is not easy. Especially when the love of your life is totally unaware of the fact.

How will Diane react to Gillian’s professions of love? And more importantly, will she run for the hills when she finds out she’s a witch?

As their town fights for survival against frequent and unusual storms, the women face personal battles of their own. Can their relationship survive the turmoil? Or will long-hidden secrets pull them apart?

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

OLIVIA

by Genevieve McCluer

How does a centuries-old vampire suffering from severe PTSD take her parrot to the vet? With Olivia’s intense fear of humans, what sounds like the start of a joke is instead the start of therapy. Only when she has help can her parrot receive his.

Veterinarian Mia Sun knows all about being damaged, and she and Olivia slowly build a friendship that develops into something a lot more intriguing. When a figure from Olivia’s past surfaces, hell-bent on ruining any happiness she’s managing to find, Olivia must fight back if she wants to forge a new life with Mia. Will she be strong enough to face her own worst fears for love?

 

LEARNING TO HOWL

by Natalie Brunwick

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Born and raised as the next Alpha in line to lead her pack, it’s up to Elly to take her father’s place once he’s gone. But what if she doesn’t want to lead? What if she wants a life all her own?

Vic sees her, understands her, and now, after spending months inside a cage, someone finally wants her. But this isn’t the first time they’ve met, and sharing that truth could easily tear them apart.

 

THROUGH ICE
Hellriders in Love: Book 2

by Parker Jaysen

Available in Kindle Unlimited

There are protocols for a novice partner, no sweat.
I dictate the checklists, she says how high. I make an ice rider out of her.

Dorie is “top gun” on the frozen lake, and being paired with a relative novice who needs to learn the ropes isn’t that big a deal – until Jane, with her rainbows and sparkle, waltzes on board and everything changes. Is she merely an ice tourist? Or is she after something more?

Dorie’s superpower is resisting distraction, but love, like the freeze itself, might have a mind of its own. And what’s that tapping coming from the cargo safe?

 

MYSTERY

 

HONOR IN CONTROL

by G.R. Browda

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Gloria Morris is a respected private detective with an explosive sense of honor who kicks a lot of ass. She’s also a B-girl who has fallen in love. Though romance is in the air in San Francisco, so is debauchery. While investigating the theft of some opulent jewelry, she hears rumors about human trafficking in the area. Gloria ferrets out the truth, and with firmness in the right and knowing action is supreme, she sets in motion events that result in justice for the guilty and tenderness for the innocent.

 

INTRIGUE & THRILLER / ROMANCE

 

STORM LINES

by Jessica L. Webb

Constable Bridget “Marley” Marlowe is always doing the wrong thing for the right reason. This time she’s skating the line of police procedure by protecting a young girl caught up in her father’s designer street drug ring. But when Marley gets injured, she needs help from someone she can trust.

Dr. Devon Wolfe is a burned out psychologist on leave from her job in a busy hospital trauma unit. When Devon meets the injured Marley, she doesn’t know what to make of the bright and beautiful—and occasionally rogue—cop. Devon decides to help Marley and gets mixed up in the world of addictive street drugs, a young girl who knows something but won’t speak, and the uncertainty of knowing right from wrong. All Devon knows is she and Marley are in this together.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

ON THE PARKWAY

by K’Anne Meinel

narrated by Desarae Holland

We were apart for too long and couldn’t wait. The New Jersey Turnpike is an interesting stretch of highway. On the parkway, we couldn’t wait after stopping at a road stop. Could I tempt her?

 

 

TECHROMANCY SCROLLS: AVALON
Book 5

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.

After Avalon’s tanks and guns lose a massive confrontation against the Knights and magic of Sparo, they finally agree to peace talks.

Laney and the other Templars are chosen to lead the peace envoy that travels to the mysterious land of the north, which has so much of the technology from the Great Wizards of the Before.

The mission is put in peril when they learn who leads the Avalonian peace envoy.

Overtures of peace, amazing discoveries, and duplicitous actions make this the most dangerous mission that Laney, Celeste, and their allies have ever embarked upon. Their actions will mean either the end of hostilities, saving countless thousands of lives on both sides, or the re-ignition of the war between the two lands.

 

LESFIC AUTHORS OF COLOR DIRECTORY

Help us promote AOC by spreading the word & adding new entries. Visibility matters!

 

LESFIC AUTHOR EVENTS

KD Williamson, author of Cops and Docs, Pink, and Big Girl Pill is holding an auction for autographed paperbacks from some of your favorite lesfic authors in order to raise money for her preventative mastectomy. Please join us on Facebook from July 25th-August 1st to bid, win and help an author in need.

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 

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.

K.B. Draper provides chuckles with her Embarrassing moments: Volume I – The Early Years guest post. K.B is giving away 3 ecopies of The U-Haul Diary

And, Mariah R. Embry is here to help us laugh with a funny story: A Ride of Terror

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 who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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