Dear lesfic fan,
Before we get to the new releases, please note the April Book of the Month winners will be announced tomorrow on I Heart Lesfic. Usually, we announce them in the first newsletter of the new month, but since today is the first day of June, we’re busy selecting the winners and getting the new monthly polls up on the website. Thank you for your understanding.
Now, here are this week’s new ebook and audio releases and announcements.
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TB & Miranda
Yukon Series: Book 3
by Patty Schramm
Ten years ago, Charley Townsend lost her wife and has never truly moved on from that day. Most of her time is consumed by her work as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant in Whitehorse. She has little time for anything else; especially dating.
Jada Deveraux came to the Yukon because it was as far from Ontario as she could get without leaving Canada. What she never expected, was the prospect of falling in love.
Jada and Charley meet under stressful circumstances, but Jada is fun loving and hopeful that she can break through the walls Charley has built up over the years.
But is Charley ready to take the chance on love again?
Will Jada be able to win Charley’s love?
A lesbian romance about finding love again.
Trigger Warning: Graphic description of suicide.
by Kate Castle
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Born of the Sea is a novella based on the true story of the infamous 18th-century female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read.
‘The sea has always felt like my true birthplace. It is where I found myself. It is where I found Mary.’
New Providence island, 1719. A fierce and fearless Anne Bonny joins Jack Rackham the crew of the pirate ship William, embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.
Born of the Sea follows Anne as she cross-dresses, drinks, and fights her way through the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy. But Anne’s life is changed forever when she meets Mary Read, plotting a new course on a voyage of self-discovery.
by Yvonne Zipter
Marya Zhukova is a woman of many passions. Her husband isn’t one of them. It’s mathematics and literature that captivate her, in part, but her lover, Vera, enthralls her most of all. These are, however, all dangerous obsessions in the socially turbulent St. Petersburg of 1875. Marya is the fiery center of a small solar system of characters, each of whom depends on her to light their own lives. There is her aunt Lidia, a spinster who, dying of consumption, exacts from her niece a promise to marry. There is Grigorii, Marya’s one-time math teacher, who longs for his former pupil to achieve the scholarly glory he cannot. There is Vera, a young tutor surprised to find she’s fallen in love with a woman. There is Sergei, an earnest librarian captivated by Marya and willing to do whatever it takes to be near her, even if that means a platonic marriage. But when Sergei is consumed with desire for Marya, his anguish over the promise he made sets in motion a deadly chain of events. St. Petersburg itself adds a richness to these characters as they walk and muse along the city’s canals or bounce along the rutted streets behind a hardy droshky driver on their way to dine at Privato or Leiner’s Deli or to watch ballet at the Marinsky Theater.
Inspired by a real-life account, Infraction takes place at a time when women who yearn for more find that freedom comes at a cost.
Trigger Warning: Suicide
THRILLER / SUSPENSE
Agent Morgan Stone: Book 1
by Adrian J. Smith
Serial killer investigations need a woman’s touch, luckily Agent Morgan Stone is the best profiler the FBI has.
A twenty-year veteran of the FBI, Morgan has worked her fair share of cases. When Chicago Homicide Detective Fiona Wexford calls for a second opinion, Morgan jumps at the opportunity to help.
With a growing crush on Fiona, Morgan fails to weave the personal and professional when it becomes clear Fiona’s suspect is a serial killer. Taking over the investigation, Morgan rushes to solve the mystery and makes an egregious error in the process.
Will Morgan reclaim her case and catch her suspect before one more person has to die?
Trigger Warning: Graphic violence
by Randi Triant
Where her sister’s life ends, hers begins.
Tibbie Dyer, an impulsive, forty-three-year-old journalist, fears there is more to the story when Sandy, her gay, older sister, drowns in a boating accident off Cape Cod. As Tibbie hunts down the four survivors, she must confront her own sexuality and strained relationship with Sandy as she finds out whether it was an accident or murder. Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the secrets behind what happened, but also in the damaged lives of everyone else involved.
by Melissa Tereze
narrated by Emma Griffiths
Their love could heal their hearts…but destroy the relationships they both hold dear.
Emma Bradley is trembling. And not because of the climate difference between England and Africa, where she’s just ended an 18-month stint teaching sports to kids. She’s about to see Vanessa again.
Golden hair, luminous blue eyes, a smile to light up a room. The woman Emma loves. The woman she spilled her heart out to, then ran away to another continent to avoid a humiliating scene – because Vanessa is her best friend’s mum. If Emma is lucky, maybe Vanessa chalked it up to too much wine. Or better yet, forgot all about it.
Vanessa Middleton is fighting a serious case of uncertainty. Emma’s confession is crystal clear in her memory, and now that Vanessa is divorced from her cheating husband, the strongest barrier between them is gone. But there are others no less challenging.
Because, if Vanessa couldn’t keep her husband’s attention, what could bright, beautiful, much younger Emma possibly see in her? Worse, if the two of them act on their attraction, their affair could jeopardize the relationship they both hold dear: Vanessa’s daughter – Emma’s closest friend.
by Leigh Hays
narrated by Hollis Elizabeth
Rebekiah Kearns’ passion is photography – erotic images of sex, love, and the boundaries between them. Still wounded by the death of her best friend, she’s locked her heart away and forges her only meaningful connections through the lens of her camera.
Lindsey Blackwell never stops. Her work as a wealth management consultant takes her all over the world, and she just doesn’t have time to make a relationship work. Women always end up asking for more than she can give.
When Rebekiah receives a huge inheritance, all she wants to do is get rid of it, but Lindsey has other ideas. Their professional relationship quickly turns personal when Lindsey agrees to pose for Rebekiah. With every click of the shutter, Rebekiah finds it harder and harder to keep Lindsey in focus, without getting too close.
by Alli Temple
narrated by Emily Woo Zeller
In a world of arrogant nobles and their punishing laws, Georgina will be hanged if anyone discovers she is a spy. But when the wicked prince proposes marriage, Georgina must accept. Refusing would expose the secrets she has delivered to a hidden resistance and forfeit her life. With her wedding day looming ever closer, salvation comes from an unlikely source.
Pirate Captain Cinder is a terror on the open sea, striking fear into hearts wherever she sails. Now, she has a new target. The vulnerable Princess Georgina should be an easy mark in Cinder’s kidnapping plot. But the legend of Captain Cinder is more intertwined with Georgina’s own history than either of them expect.
Treacherous storms. A mysterious pirate king. The prince’s unrelenting pursuit. Georgina and Cinder can only escape by following the uncharted course of their hearts. But just as a future together is within their grasp, Cinder’s past threatens to drag them both to the deep.
Warning: Contains piratical violence.
Tantalizing Tentacles Series: Book 2
by Riley Rose
narrated by Nikki Monroe
Kione is a treasure hunter extraordinaire who recently partnered with a strange tentacle creature named Kez. He not only helps her explore ancient crypts and caves, but also is amazingly adept at plundering every part of her tender womanhood.
Kione thought having a tentacle boyfriend was strange enough. But she never expected to encounter zombies! Or have to help two young women – Jess and Casey – who are jacked up on zombie sauce and can’t control their lust for each other.
Will Kione and Kez be able to prevent Jess and Casey from becoming sex zombies? Or will they submit to an overload of undead eroticism? Find out in the second book in the Tantalizing Tentacles series!
Note: Besides lesbian sex, this book also contains consentacle (consensual tentacle) sex and futanari.
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