Dear lesfic fan,
Here are this week’s new ebook and audio releases and announcements.
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TB & Miranda
A Woman Lost Series: Book 8
by TB Markinson
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Lizzie Petrie doesn’t know how to handle life in the best of times.
When COVID-19 strikes, flipping her entire world upside down, she deals with it in true disastrous Lizzie fashion.
Unbeknownst to Lizzie, her wife invites family to move into their home for the lockdown, making it difficult for Lizzie to find breathing room and to give her brain space to put the pandemic into terms she can understand.
Unfortunately, COVID isn’t the only life-altering situation Lizzie is grappling with.
As she begins to question everything about her life, Lizzie tries to keep her feelings bottled up.
Will being trapped with her family and thoughts break her, or is this the start of a new adventure?
by Karis Walsh
Wren Lindley loves her low-tech life far off the grid near the small Pacific Northwest town of Poulsbo, Washington. Her world is untouched by the latest anything until the day social media star Gina arrives to help her market her horse farm…and brings an unexpected and irresistible electricity into Wren’s life.
Influencer Gina Strickland always has her focus forward, toward the hottest trend and the newest way to make a splash. Her glamorous on-screen persona has made her a success, but when her real identity is leaked and threats ensue, she needs a temporary hideout. Wren’s isolated farm sounds like the perfect refuge until Gina discovers just how far off the grid it really is. With this much downtime, how is she supposed to distract herself from the sparks flying between her and tantalizing Wren?
On the shores of Liberty Bay, far from the buzz of social media feeds, can Wren and Gina find a way to forge a real-world connection?
A Sequel to Claiming Camille
by Louise McBain
Charlie Kincaid has moved to Washington, DC, to get away from her spoiled ex-girlfriend Madison and an unsavory association with a popular item at her trendy Portland bakery, The Charlie Pie™. The delicious treat is a frosted blueberry tart secretly named after Charlie’s vagina. Now what was once a sexy secret has turned into the most talked about dessert in southern Maine—with knockoffs in every store and a radio jingle on repeat.
Renaming herself Charlotte, Charlie moves with her twin brother Daniel to the Georgetown guest house of their great aunt, internationally known artist Wellesley Kincaid. On a wild night out, Charlotte notices green-eyed Lily and sparks fly. When chance throws them together again, the sparks take fire. Charlotte finds herself hopeful that a relationship with the young lawyer might grow.
Then the fledgling romance is threatened when Madison makes a surprise trip to DC—looking for a way back into Charlotte’s life. Will the trust Charlotte and Lily have built withstand the test of Madison’s return?
Maybe Charlotte is the story of two women overcoming the disappointments of past relationships to forge one that is uniquely their own.
by Erica Lee
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Reese James’ life was never easy. Trying to stay upbeat and positive while her twin sister battled cancer took its toll on her. The one thing getting her through was her relationship with her lifelong best friend Bette Mitchell. Unfortunately, constantly blurring the lines between friendship and something more was destined to blow up at some point, and that’s exactly what happened when Reese hit her rock bottom.
After losing her father, Bette Mitchell didn’t know how she would ever feel okay again. The thing she did know was there was one person who understood exactly how it felt to lose someone close to her. The problem was she and Reese had barely spoken after Bette broke her heart three years earlier.
But now Reese is back in town for the funeral and willing to do anything to help Bette smile again. Well, almost anything. She can’t let go of what happened the night everything fell apart between them.
A look back on Reese and Bette’s relationship through the years shows what brought them to the point they are at today. Is their history enough to lead them into a future together or is there too much heartbreak between them to move forward?
by Nicole Disney
Eden Bauer grew up in a rough part of New York with an unsafe home life and took refuge in the neighborhood Taekwondo dojang. When the master of the dojang offered to train Eden as a live-in student, he started her on a journey that would eventually lead her to become the UFC featherweight champion of the world.
Eden loves competing and coaching the underprivileged kids of her community, but just as she’s getting comfortable with her champion title, a new martial artist from a legendary family comes roaring onto the scene with a dynasty on her shoulders. Brooklyn Shaw is a loud, cocky, aggressive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu genius who’s also unfortunately pretty dreamy.
Brooklyn and Eden’s rivalry attracts worldwide attention, but as they spend time together, Eden sees past Brooklyn’s showmanship to who she really is. They ought to be perfect for one another, but can either really fall in love with the person standing in the way of her dreams?
by Milena McKay
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Hitting rock bottom in the concrete jungle of Manhattan, investigative journalist Jamie Walker lands the assignment of a lifetime: Find the most elusive artist of a generation, who has enthralled the art and fashion world for over a decade.
This assignment is supposed to finally be Jamie’s ticket to journalistic fame and fortune. The quest, however, proves to be difficult, as—so far—nobody has managed to discover who the legendary DeVor really is.
As Jamie delves deeper into the mysteries surrounding the enigmatic artist, trying to salvage her stagnant career, she risks getting in over her head and losing her heart in the process.
by Chloe Peterson
When a young woman shows up at her inn seeking employment, British Sophie is hesitant to hire her.
Sophie moved to Maine, seeking a fresh start after her husband’s infidelity. She wants a simple life that will allow her to rediscover herself. But from the moment she meets Mira, she knows their connection will be a complicated one.
Needing help to make her business successful, Sophie agrees to hire the highly skilled young American. But as the days and weeks go by, her resolve to focus on herself crumbles as Mira shows her what a second chance at love could look like…
The Stronger You: Book 2
by Ruby Scott
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Abs (Abby) is a fit, smart, twenty-something, ex-boxing champion with a big heart.
Hayley is a divorcee with a wayward teenage daughter, an alcoholic ex-husband and a demanding job with crazy shifts.
When Abs meets Gracie she is reminded of the pressures of her own childhood. Compelled to offer Gracie the same helping hand which she benefited from as a teenager, Abs invites Gracie to train at Sapphy’s, the all womens gym where she works. That is until Hayley, Gracie’s mom finds out.
Hayley is adamant that her daughter will have nothing to do with boxing or Abs. After sparks fly, Hayley is left questioning what she really wants?
Secret desires lead to dangerous consequences for everyone involved in this hot, moving lesbian romance.
by Lucy True
Available in Kindle Unlimited
The fires will be their undoing.
The daughter of Loyalists, Kira Neville has been dreading the day she will be forced to marry the boy the Commonwealth chooses for her. Arranged marriage is just a part of life in the walled city of Lincoln and even though she knows life beyond the walls is dangerous, Kira is desperate to find another way of life. Because she already knows she could never be what her parents or society want her to be.
But the world of the pleasure-seeking Loyalists is a seductive one and Kira finds diversion in the underground nightclubs where the elite of the Commonwealth mingle with the Shamed, citizens disgraced by their Separatist heritage. The thrill of meeting the beautiful and enigmatic Vi, one of the Shamed, keeps her coming back for more.
Kira can’t help but wonder if staying in the city would be such a bad thing. Staying, however, means giving up any hope of freedom. And worse than that is the danger her heart is in when her admiration for Vi blossoms into forbidden love.
Will Kira heed the call to duty or resistance?
This is a young adult dystopian lesbian romance with themes that might be darker and a little too true-to-life at times.
A Manhattan Sloane Thriller
by Stacy Lynn Miller
After narrowly escaping fiery death in Out of the Flames, San Francisco police detective Manhattan Sloane and DEA Agent Finn Harper embark on something even more perilous: bringing to justice all those responsible for the murder of Sloane’s wife, and rekindling the love they had for each other as teens. Both have the potential to burn them badly—and scar Sloane’s grieving stepdaughter, Reagan.
Even as Sloane rediscovers that life without love is no life at all, she is learning that parenthood—especially single parenting—means making sacrifices. Can she have it all? Finn and Reagan and the badge she has worn with honor for almost nine years? Or will a cartel drug lord bent on revenge force her to not only betray her conscience—but also fail to save the ones she loves?
INTRIGUE & THRILLER / ROMANCE
Sequel to Moon Shadow
by Suzie Clarke
All Rachel and Claire want is a peaceful life together, but danger strikes, threatening to shatter their hopes and dreams, putting their hearts, and their lives in jeopardy. Eshee Yumiko, head of SeaBridge, seeks revenge for the damage Rachel’s computer program trigger has caused, vowing to get even, no matter what it takes. Derrick refuses to accept Claire’s relationship with Rachel and her continued rejection of his advances. His escalating fixation on her slowly turns into a deadly obsession no one sees coming.
As their worlds collide, and choices come back to haunt them, Rachel and Claire realize that a strong love demands a strong heart.
Cash Braddock: Book 4
by Ashley Bartlett
Cash Braddock thought everything was great. Her drug business sold for a nice chunk. She’s opening an art gallery. And she’s finally free of the Sacramento Police Department.
But then the mother she hasn’t seen in twenty-three years knocks on her door. And Laurel Kallen, the ex-girlfriend who broke her heart, rolls into town. Oh, and Laurel has a message: Cash’s former business partner is back and wants to kill them both. Which is a real bummer.
Cash is no stranger to the consequences of her poor decisions, but this time everyone and everything she loves might pay the price.
by Kris Bryant
narrated by Brittni Pope
Nico Marshall’s living her best life. Her packaging company’s turning a profit and she’s just been labeled Chicago’s most promising up-and-coming artist. The only thing missing is love. When she meets a beautiful woman on the train with an indescribable sweet and sugary scent, Nico’s ready to make her move.
Sophia Sweet doesn’t have time for distractions. Never mind how fit and tan Nico is, or how she has the most beautiful eyes ever. Sophia only has one goal: Keep the family business alive. Her third-generation chocolatier shop, Sweet Stuff, is tanking. In a last-ditch effort, Sophia creates an upscale version of their product and needs the perfect package to ensure success.
When Sophia recognizes Nico from the train but mistakes her for the packaging company’s warehouse employee, Nico doesn’t bother to correct her. She’s been burned by women in the past wanting her for her money. This time, she’s determined to win Sophia over with her charm.
by Jamey Moody
narrated by April Doty
Is 25 years long enough to forget your first love?
Vanessa Perry’s summer visit to her grandparents is even better than her dreams when she meets and falls in love with Makenna Markus. The teenagers quickly make college plans and can’t wait for Vanessa’s next visit at Christmas.
But Vanessa’s mother has other ideas, and does a terrible thing. Their lives will never be the same.
Do you believe in miracles? How about a Christmas miracle? Vanessa does. And 25 years later her son, two entwined trees, and a Christmas stroll just may be the Christmas miracle she always hoped for.
The Nova Series: Book 3
by Prudence MacLeod
narrated by Kristin Bentley
Out beyond Nova Prime, at the very tip of the galactic arm, a single star clings tenuously to its hold on the galaxy. Circling that lonely star is a planet called Exile, where the R.I.M. Company sends its biggest failures, its greatest secrets.
Those secrets are about to be revealed. The Novan Witch and her hounds have a mission there, someone they need to find. This could tear the Galactic Empire apart.
The New Angels: Book 1
by L. Fergus
narrated by Madeline Stewart
Kita’s life is one big struggle growing up a lesbian in the conservative Mojave Desert. She’s barely getting by, fighting to hold on to her dad’s failing junkyard—all she has left of him. It’s hard enough being a girl running a salvage yard, if the town found out her sexuality, she could lose more than the yard, she could lose her life.
When three vehicles from a shipment go missing, Kita tracks them down in an abandoned factory where she’s attacked by the evil Neophormes and rescued by their mortal enemies, the valiant biomechanical Velixen. Normally shy and reserved, Kita is enraptured by the aliens’ warrior leader Velositi.
Velositi is on a mission to find the Axiom of Command, an artifact that will save her planet by anointing a powerful leader. And she believes Kita is the key to finding it. The Neophormes have chased Velositi and her team across the galaxy, seeking the Axiom for their own ends. Velositi is ready for danger. What she’s is not prepared for is falling in love with Kita.
by Julie Cannon
narrated by Keira Grace
According to newly single Kelly Newsome, whoever came up with the idea of a lesbian resort located on a warm tropical island is a goddess. Kelly’s bound and determined to experience everything, and everyone, the island has to offer.
Matt Parker is on her first “real, grown-up” vacation since her wife died six years ago, leaving her to raise their young son alone. With no responsibilities to tie her down, Matt’s not looking for anything other than a good time and toe-curling, no-strings-attached sex.
Neither one expects to meet the woman who could give them their last first kiss.
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