New Lesfic Goodies: March 2nd Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

Before we get to the new releases, there are some housekeeping items.

1. Click here to vote for your February favorite new releases that were included in the IHL newsletter and to enter a $15 Amazon Gift Card giveaway.

2. Speaking of the Books of the Month poll, here are the authors who won for January:

CAPTIVE IN THE UNDERWORLD by Lianyu Tan won the Romance category

CURIOUS by Les Mood  won the Erotica category

INSPIRATION TAKES A VACATION by Annette Mori won the Fantasy / Sci-Fi / Speculative / Paranormal / Dystopian category

LOVE KILLS TWICE by Rien Gray won the Romantic Suspense/ Thriller / Mystery category

POETRY FOR THE PEOPLE! by Sandra de Helen won the Poetry / Fiction category

TWO TO TANGLE by Melissa Brayden won the Audiobook category

3. Lisa won the January $15 Amazon gift card giveaway.

4. Next week, the newsletter won’t include any new releases, but it’s possible we’ll have a surprise for you, so keep an eye out for it.

5. Authors, click on this link for how to submit books (ebook and audio) for the new release newsletter. IHL will not include books unless they receive an email from either the author or publisher.

Now, here are this week’s new ebook and audio releases.

Happy reading and listening,

Miranda & TB

 

ROMANCE

 

A BIG STRAIGHT WEDDING

by Sienna Waters

Available in Kindle Unlimited

It was the perfect plan.

Until love ruined everything.

Nic generally thinks no further ahead than the next meal, but even to her this is the perfect plan. Marry her best friend George and they’ll both get access to his trust fund.

Okay, there are a few hitches. George’s mother hates her for being Latina. She’s gay, not straight. Oh, and then there’s Klara. The wedding planner.

Klara gives her heart to every woman she meets, so it’s no surprise that she harbors a crush on Nic. But her failing business needs this wedding and she can’t afford to screw it up. So why can’t she keep her hands off the blushing bride?

Money, business, friendship, everyone’s got something to lose. But when hearts are on the line, the stakes just can’t get any bigger. Or can they?

 

LOVE, UNDISCLOSED

by Max Louise Perry

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Can you fall in love with someone who is falling apart?

Julienne has loved California since she lived there as a child and jumped at the opportunity to return for college at UCLA. Now a graduate, she’s desperate to stay in the city she loves, but her job applications are going nowhere. The only thing helping her cope with unemployment is her one luxury expense: her gym membership, and it’s there she gets a mysterious opportunity that just might change her life. She has to take it, or face leaving Los Angeles, and all of her friends, behind.

The new job thrusts her into the world of troubled young actress Cece Browne, whose off-screen antics are threatening her role on a prestigious TV show. Cece lurches from one crisis to the next, and Julienne can’t help but find her captivating as she struggles to keep her from becoming tabloid fodder.

Julienne must tame Cece’s most self-destructive impulses to keep both their jobs and stay in the city she loves, but will her feelings get in the way?

Love, Undisclosed is a sweet, clean, slow-burn romance set in Los Angeles. Content warning for a young star off the rails and all that that entails – alcohol and drug use, mostly!

 

ON THE ROPES

The Stronger You Series: Book 3

by Ruby Scott

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Sapphy, an MMA champ, has fought for everything she has achieved in life and won; championships, medals and sponsorship. The one thing that eludes her is love.

With a vision to empower women through fitness and body confidence, Sapphy brings a women-only gym to the city via some hard earned investment.

As Sapphy fights to help women begin their journey, she is thrown into her own epic battle. With her future and her heart locked away in a deal which could cost her more than she ever bargained for what will happen when an unexpected someone hands her the key to love.

When it comes down to a struggle between your dreams and your integrity, is fighting still the best answer?

This a slow burn, age gap, lesbian romance about empowerment and hope, even for those that don’t even realise they need it.

 

WHAT HAPPENED AFTER…

Celebrities Series Finale

by Nicole Pyland

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Here’s a glimpse into the lives of the ladies of the Celebrities Series. Find out what’s been going on with Dani & Peyton, Kenzie & Lennox, Maddox & Avery, and Jessica & Venice.

Epilogues are nice, but they’re a snapshot in time. Maybe it’s a year after the end of the book, or even just a few months. Maybe there’s a wedding. Maybe a character announces she’s pregnant. Maybe the characters are moving across the country. This group of short stories will give you a glimpse into the future of the Celebrities Series characters.

If you plan to read these, please read all the books in the series first. The lives of the characters in The Celebrities Series are so closely woven together, you won’t want to read the additional content for Maddox & Avery, for example, until you’ve read all four of the books in The Celebrities Series.

 

FISHWIVES

by Sally Bellerose

Combining the pathos and social significance of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café and the humor of The Golden with a cast of diverse characters worthy of the musical RentFishwives chronicles a lifetime through the eyes of two old women behaving badly.

 

PINKIE

by Nicolette Dane

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Pinkie is the kind of hot punk rocker chick Quinn has always wanted, but could never make a move on. Determined to have a summer of fun before she leaves for med school, however, Quinn is itching to be bad and eager to say yes, just to see where it takes her.

But saying yes to Pinkie leads Quinn down an unexpected path of lust, submission, and doubt. And this affair is further tangled by Pinkie’s anime-obsessed recluse roommate Mimi, a geeky girl who takes a shine to Quinn.

Torn between two different women, both with their own motives, Quinn discovers that casual romance isn’t without its consequences. Will she continue to allow herself to be dominated by her desires?

 

SOMETHING ABOUT HER

A One in a Billion: Book 3

by Lea Ellen

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Trapped in a dead end job, she’s ready to give up on a better life until a new hire walks in and there’s something about her.

I didn’t know how it had happened… but five long years had passed since I first started working at Jennings Beauty. I’d gotten my degree. I’d moved into my own, small apartment. I was ready to move onto a real career and start my professional life.

And yet, something was always stopping me. I kept holding myself back. I stayed in the relative safety of my job despite the toxic work environment and negative impact it had on almost every aspect of my life.

But when Linda, a new hire sent from corporate, walked into the store, everything finally made sense. I had been waiting for her.

Although, she wasn’t what I expected.

Something About Her is a heart pumping billionaire lesbian romance featuring an age-gap couple and a happily ever after.

 

GRAVITY

Love and Second Chances: Book 2

by Cailee Francis

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A love like a force of nature. A second chance. Their last chance.

Ivy:

I was drawn to Caroline from the day we met, but we overwhelmed each other’s lives. Caroline consumed me.

Her beauty, her vivacious light, her deep red hair, her… everything.

I wasn’t ready to deal with the intensity of our relationship and my own feelings for her, so I forced myself to walk away.

I regretted it and I still do.

Without her, it was as though my world was drained of colour and life.

I’ll always regret leaving her and losing the love we shared. I’ll always miss her whirlwind presence in my life.

Unless I get her back, and convince her to take a chance on me one last time.

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

MEET BROOKE PARKER

by CJ Davis

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Meet Brooke Parker: Mid 20s, outgoing, imaginative, needy.
Looking for: A bit of magic.

Meet Brooke Parker: She starts every relationship hoping to fall head over heels in love. But despite a prolific dating history, she can’t seem to make it happen.

Meet Cate Kreyevsky: A Marine biologist, bar angel, cunning detective, part-time partner in crime, and almost-doctor of science. At least these are a few of the personas that Brooke has found for her. Could she also be The One?

Meet Lana Alexander: Brooke’s 100% straight friend, colleague, and sometimes lover. You could call her complicated.

WARNING: This is a love story.
DISCLAIMER: Brought to you by a fantasist.

 

EROTICA 

 

SNOWED IN WITH MY BEST FRIEND’S MILF

Submissive MILF: Book 3

by Riley Rose

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Alex Masters is in an illicit love affair with her daughter’s best friend Melody. She knows she should break it off but she just can’t resist Mel’s amazing 20 year-old body.

When Alex goes on a ski trip with Mel, will the slopes heat up with their lovemaking? And will Alex be able to keep their relationship a secret from her daughter Josie who’s also along on the snowy sojourn?

Find out how naughty Alex gets on the slopes and in the hot tub in Book 3 of the Submissive MILF Series!

 

ROMANTIC ACTION & ADVENTURE

 

THE COPPER SCROLL

A Chase Stinsen Adventure

by Robyn Nyx

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When ambition and love collide, can Chase and Rayne’s fledgling relationship withstand the fallout?

The Copper Scroll is a treasure seeker’s dream, and Rayne Marcellus is used to dreaming big. Going after it means playing in the underworld she’s trying to turn away from. But with the Ark of the Covenant as a possible prize, she simply can’t say no.

Chase Stinsen gets her warrior queen back and unknowingly sets off a deadly chain of events. Can she stay at Rayne’s side in the shadows, or will their worlds collide in a deadly explosion?

 

FANTASY ROMANCE

 

WORLD OF BUBASTIS

Kira’s Rise

by Scott Kujawa

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What would you do when offered to explore a virtual world?

Kira wasn’t sure what she expected when she received the request from Clover to test the virtual world Clover created. Upon finding herself sealed in the technology blended with magic, Kira’s amazement thrilled her, knowing she’d be able to explore a fantasy world different from the one she left behind.

After creating her character – an elven ranger – Kira began her adventures. Rising to the challenge of being a member of the race she selected, Kira met the elder of her village, his daughter, humans who joined her as adventuring companions and lovers, a sentient sword, and others who were not as important as the rest.

The longer she spent in the World of Bubastis, the more Kira realized things within the virtual world were not as Clover designed. It appeared the combination of magic and technology caused the programming to become sentient, influencing those who adventured within it. It wasn’t long before Kira learned those changes involved tales of how the demons conquered the world, were sealed away, and desired to return to enslave the races.

With her companions, Kira’s rise to challenge them began. She’d need to gain power and advance her Ranger abilities to survive the encounters she was thrust into. Exploring the virtual world was not as easy as she expected. Surviving what was to come might not be possible, but she’d do what was needed to protect those she loved.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

HELL’S BELLS

Demons Series: Book 3

by K.B. Draper

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Addison Jo (AJ) Mattox knew this day was coming. Because, well, Lucifer pretty much said so when she left him one man-nugget short of a two pack after their last meeting. Oh, and fate has apparently been planning this party for a very long time. With their future uncertain, Ashlyn wants to meet AJ’s family, so with a little time on their hands before the big throwdown, AJ and crew head to where it all began, AJ’s home planet, Missouri. The visit has been going well; that is, until AJ hits the frozen food aisle of the local Walmart, comes face to face with some old enemies, and ends up smack dab in the middle of a situation that she never anticipated and just might not survive—her high school class reunion. And as they say, everything pretty much goes south from there. AJ, Ashlyn, Danny, Michael, Six, and Apoc find themselves on the road to Hell. Locusts, horsemen with seriously bad attitudes and even worse skin care regimes, hordes of demons, and Michael’s dad, The Michael, are just a few of the funsies they’ll have to deal with along the way. Good news is, they have added to their crew. Oh, and AJ has a plan. It’s a bad plan, but it just might be the only way to save the ones she loves and a whole lot of others she’s just “eh” about. Only one downside: it might cost her everything, including the life that she just started to believe was hers.

 

BUMP IN THE NIGHT

by Lara Kinsey

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Wallflower Agnes has spent too many seasons with no proposals in sight. A little magic is just what she needs. But divination is a tricky business. The flickering candlelight has her jumping at shadows.

She didn’t ask for a scrappy thief in her kitchen, ogling her in her nightclothes and making her head spin. But Flash’s wicked proposition captures her attention. Can Agnes bargain for a brighter future? And at what price?

4,000 words ending in Happily Ever….Afterlife.

 

SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

LIKE A CALLING

The Alpha God: Book 5

by Lexa Luthor

The Sworne have returned to the Milky Way!

The Sworne have arrived in Kander’s airspace and demand only one thing; the surrender of all Earthlings for termination. Upon Kal’s refusal, fighting ensues and hostages are taken on both sides until Kal and Charlie win the skirmish, forcing a ceasefire. The Sworne offer an exchange of hostages, a trade of resources, and a promise to depart the solar system, if the Sworne keep their word.

Trigger Warnings: The book has a female lead character with a penis.

 

MYSTERY

 

GOING COASTAL

A Kate Matthews Mystery: Book 1

by Jane DiLucchio

A client dying on her massage table is traumatic enough for Kate Matthews, but when the police declare that death a homicide, her life is upended as she is cast as the major suspect.

None of this is what Kate expected from her move to the peaceful, beach town of Santa Barbara, California. After a near-fatal heart attack, an early retirement from her Los Angeles law firm, and a change in careers, Kate envisioned a quiet life with her wife, Alicia, and their grown children.

Since her client, Celia Tucker, held a politically-influential position on the California Coastal Commission, the murder becomes a media event. Kate finds herself and her family sucked into the maelstrom. The former lawyer has all she can do to find the truth behind Celia’s death without adding her own name to the body count.

Please note this re-published edition.

 

THRILLER 

 

LAST ONES LEFT

by Adan Ramie

Available in Kindle Unlimited

She survived when no one else did. Can she do it again?

Riley has made it her life’s goal to spread her story so no one else has to live through what she survived. So when a true crime novelist invites her to be a part of his Final Girls convention, she can’t say no.

But when a storm pins all the Final Girls in a hotel together, the bodies start piling up, and Riley doesn’t know who to trust.

Will she survive or will the killer, intent on finishing the job, get to her before the storm lets up?

 

WOMEN IN GRAY

by KD Rye

Available in Kindle Unlimited

From the outside, Daphne Zeledyne and Hazel Wright look like an impressive power couple—being that Daphne is a practicing doctor and an even more brilliant inventor, while Hazel is well known in the courtroom for taking on some of New York’s more prominent cases. Heavily layered with sophistication and refinement, no one can see that their marriage is not what it appears.

Told through the perspective of Hazel, who is secretly being controlled by her wife via a mind-control device, she recounts their daily lives and history while struggling to break free. The situation seems bleak, after all, Hazel has spent the last four years attempting to draw attention to her situation. However, when her law firm hires a new associate who has been a long-time admirer of Hazel, a new relationship is formed—one that carries guilt and danger into an already tumultuous mix.

Women In Gray explores the common pressures associated with matrimonial lifestyle, various ethical questions concerning the rights and wrongs of humanity, and the complicated nuances of three women struggling to find and feel love within the bounds of a broken society.

Trigger Warning: Heavy depictions of abuse—physical, sexual. Suicide. Violence.

 

ILLUSIONS

Carpenter/Harding: Book 12

by Barbara Winkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A predator becomes the victim of a homicide…Did vigilante justice end his life, or is the truth more sinister?

Back at work after a forced leave of absence, Jordan feels like she has a lot to prove: To Ellie, their friends and colleagues, and to the public she’s sworn to protect.

The shocking history of a dead man and a rising body count are testing her resilience. Jordan, Ellie and their friends work hard to bring closure to multiple families while racing against the clock to save the lives of two missing men.

Meanwhile, the arrival of a mysterious package sheds doubt on the outcome of a recent incident…

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

MOONSTONE

by Jaime Clevenger

narrated by Lori Prince

Moving back to her hometown was never at the top of Joy Henderson’s to-do list. With a successful career in San Francisco and plenty of opportunity for casual relationships, the last thing Joy wants is to return to the small town she’d planned her whole life to escape. But family obligations pull her back home, and it isn’t long before Joy runs into someone she’s always dreamed of seeing again – the first girl she ever imagined kissing. Kelsey West.

Olympic dreams are a thing of the past for Kelsey. Now an out-of-work swim coach recovering from a bad relationship, she’s back home only long enough to get her life together. When she learns that Joy Henderson, the high-school crush she never forgot, is also back in town, she can’t help but wonder if there’s a chance to rewrite the past.

Time has changed their hometown. Time has changed Kelsey and Joy. But when it comes to two women who have never trusted love – has time changed them enough?

 

WHIRLWIND ROMANCE

by Kris Bryant

narrated by Chandra Johnson

For the past six seasons, Tristan Stark has been chasing storms throughout the Midwest for the University of Oklahoma. Teaching during the winters and hitting the road during the spring, Tristan has little time for herself, let alone time to have a solid relationship. Rival storm chaser Kate Brighten is just starting out and winds up riding along with Tristan for two weeks. It doesn’t take long for the two to begin a tumultuous love affair on the road. But the road can’t last forever, and Kate isn’t everything she seems. Once trust is broken, it’s difficult to rebuild. Can Tristan accept Kate’s secrets? Or will their love be washed away in the spring storms?

 

EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

Ladies of Diamond Lake: Book 2

by McGee Mathews

narrated by Heidi Bindhammer

Michelle Brennan has known since childhood she was meant to be a doctor. She works hard every day as an EMT and saves every penny toward her singular goal of attending medical school. She’ll be the first in her family to go to college, and romance is the last thing on her mind.

Everything Robin Barberg has struggled toward is coming together. Years of painstaking restoration have her century-old home nearly perfect. She and her business partners have acquired a building for the restaurant she’s always dreamed of opening. And she’s finally met the woman of her dreams: smart, athletic, and sexy.

When these two meet, Michelle tries to harden her heart against love but succumbs to temptation, wondering if something’s been missing in her life and if, just maybe, there’s a way to find some balance. Robin, suddenly beset by unexpected calamity, is forced to confront the reality that the very self-reliance which has gotten her this far could cost her the one thing she wants most.

 

MINE

by Kim Hartfield

narrated by Violet Woods

In search of life’s meaning, Cherry leaves her high-powered sales job to spend three months working on an organic farm. The owner Margo is intensely confident and terrifyingly beautiful and has little patience for city girls who don’t know what they’re doing.

Desperate to gain Margo’s respect, Cherry does her best to adjust to farm life. Although she’s never been interested in women, she’s intrigued when she learns Margo has particular tastes. Suddenly, Cherry wants to please her boss in a whole different way.

As Cherry is swept into a world of exquisite delights, her feelings for the captivating older woman grow. Will she belong to her domme for a moment in time? Or, will Margo keep her – forever?

 

CLAIMSTAKE

Nova: Book 4

by Prudence MacLeod

narrated by Kristin Bentley

If the Novans thought their victory in the Galactic War would allow them a lifetime of peace, they were wrong. Enemies are popping up everywhere, suspicions abound, and they are left with nowhere to go. When the Novan Witches blew apart a sun, they created a gap in space-time-reality. That gap is growing, and now, they have nowhere else to go. Can they survive in the Gap?

 

MALICE MASTERPIECES

The First Five Books

by K’Anne Meinel

narrated by Desarae Holland

Box set of all five of the first five Malice books of the series, including Mysterious Malice (Book 1), Meticulous Malice (Book 2), Mistaken Malice (Book 3), Malicious Malice (Book 4), Masterful Malice (Book 5).

 

SEDUCED BY MY ROBOT CAR

The Mara and KATT Sex Chronicles: Book 2

by Riley Rose

narrated by Nikki Monroe

Sexy Navajo special agent Mara Keoni and her AI car partner KATT face their biggest challenge yet: Infiltrate a new criminal organization comprised of the sexiest and most badass women on the planet.

Mara goes undercover, posing as one of the larcenous ladies with KATT backing her up. Well, when she’s not busy tying Mara up and pleasuring her. But Mara gets more than she bargained for when she meets the woman behind the whole operation.

Will Mara be able to focus on the mission and not all the super-hot female criminals she’s supposed to take down? Will she submit to KATT in even kinkier ways than she has before? And will she and KATT be able to stop the sexy criminals from pulling off the biggest crime of the century?

 

PROJECT KINDNESS

At I Heart Lesfic, we believe the world could use a bit more kindness after one of the hardest and longest of years. Many authors have signed up to help IHL spread kindness in the world.

Kathleen Jowitt shared Among Friends. Also, Kathleen is giving away 1 ecopy of The Real World.

 

SAPPHIC READING

CHALLENGE

 

MAGGIE’S BOOK BINGO


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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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