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by Harper Bliss
What if the greatest role of your life is playing your true self?
Ida Burton used to be Hollywood’s sweetheart until the best roles started drying up in her forties.
When Ida lands one of the leads in a big-budget lesbian rom-com, it’s not only a chance at reviving her dwindling career. Maybe this movie can be an opportunity to finally burst out of the closet she’s forced herself into.
Faye Fleming has been at the top of her acting game and collecting awards for the past few years. When she’s cast in a huge blockbuster opposite the legendary Ida Burton, she’s over the moon.
Ida and Faye hit it off. The chemistry on set is through the roof… until their characters’ first kiss.
Grab your copy of the feel-good lesbian read of the summer now!
by Helena Harte
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Ambitious author Layla Adams can’t believe her luck when Hollywood comes calling. She moves to LA and jumps in with both feet to turn her books into movies. It gets even better when her new director is dapper butch, Rix Reardon. Everything is looking damn near perfect. For now, anyway.
Rix Reardon splits her time between running her own production company and fundraising for the local LGBTQ Center. Life is great, but she yearns for a soul mate and the patter of tiny feet. When she starts filming with her favorite writer and they hit it off, Rix begins to wonder if Layla could be her future.
But Layla receives an offer of a lifetime that Rix sees as a betrayal. Then there’s the bombshell that Layla doesn’t believe in happy ever after, and Rix’s dream life begins to slip away.
Will Layla and Rix find their way to love, or is happy ever after not in the script?
by Jacqueline Ramsden
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Rule number one is to never fall for a target. Perry’s never been good with rules.
Perry is a master thief—and a responsible one—but she’s not nearly as good with women. When she and her trusted hacker took thirty-seven million dollars from the brokerage firm Richmond’s, they were prepared for an investigator on the case. But Perry wasn’t expecting her to be so gorgeous. Or so into Perry, undercover as a journalist.
Private Investigator Norah Rosenberg is great at her job. But when she’s roped in to solve a near-perfect hack, she may find herself outmatched—and much more interested in the pretty brunette journalist following her investigation.
When Norah’s new girlfriend might not be the journalist she seems, the whole case starts looking a little more complicated and a lot more personal. Under pressure from the insufferable Richmond heir to solve the case, her inside source switching sides, and her feelings for Perry deepening, will Norah choose her work, or will she choose the woman who’s too perfect for her to let go—and the life of crime she leads?
London Romance Series: Book 8
by Clare Lydon
They were each other’s first love. But that was a lifetime ago…
Eunice Starling didn’t mean to fall for Joan Hart, but she did. How could she resist those stunning eyes, that dynamite smile? Months later, she didn’t want to leave Joan and marry a suitable man, but she did. Over the years, Eunice tried to forget, but she never forgave herself.
Now, 60 years later, Eunice comes face to face with Joan. They might be older, but Joan’s eyes are still the same. But after so long apart, is that enough? Are the pair destined to finally live out their big London dreams?
For the latest instalment in the London Romance series, best-selling author Clare Lydon travels back in time to uncover the story of Eunice and Joan, and the love that was ripped from their grasp. Told from 1958 London to the present day, get ready to have your heart broken, then pieced back together again. This is a story of burning passion, shattered dreams, and ultimately, enduring, endless love.
Softest Kinksters Series: Book 2
by Ali Williams
I’ve had the most stressful month whilst my wife has been away, but she’s back now and has promised Her angel a night of floaty subspace and calming play. I just need to hang on…
Hanging On is a 6,500 word f/f romance short story
Content warnings: Anxiety, references to therapy, explicit sexual content including a Domme/sub dynamic, hypnokink, impact play, flogging, oral, masturbation, cathartic crying during play.
THE SEX GODDESS
by Riley Rose
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Sexy tomb raider Laia Rios is off to Japan to complete her parents’ quest and find evidence of a long lost Japanese goddess. Her best friend and former lover Keiko Yoshida is along to help find the treasure. And to explore Laia’s juicy personal treasures.
But when the goddess demands intense sexual submission to satisfy her insatiable desires, will Laia be up to the task to save her best friend?
Find out if Laia can best a sexual goddess in Book 4 of the Sex Raider series!
by Edale Lane
Available in Kindle Unlimited
The toughest battles are fought within.
Lena, a Viking warrior-woman, led alongside her husband the prince until he was murdered. With her world turned upside down, she sets out to wield justice against all involved in his assassination, but the king’s illness requires her to embark on a mission to find a hermit monk who is said to work healing miracles.
Caitlin had been kidnapped from her home in Eire and sold into slavery. She prayed for a means of escape, and in stormed her avenging angel Lena to her rescue. She is grateful, but realizes her feelings for Lena run far deeper.
Gunnar believes in the old Norse gods and is a vassal to the king’s brother Hrolf, who orders him to accompany Lena’s crew on the voyage and do all he can to sabotage it. Gunnar wishes to serve his lord, but is conflicted because he is also a man of honor.
Storms, uncharted islands, whales, sea monsters, and a battle to the death over the future of Jutland. Lena must lead with her sword, but does that mean closing off her heart to Caitlin? Gunnar must choose between honor and fealty, but in the end, will a traitor’s blade end both of their lives?
If you enjoy historical-fantasy-action-
by Jane Alden
Free-lance book editor, Kathleen O’Brien, approaches attorney August Mapes desperate for help. A mysterious writer is sending the editor murder stories that are connected to traumatic events in Kathleen’s past. Are the murders real or fevered fiction? What is the potential killer’s connection with Kathleen? August needs answers in order to get the NYPD to take on the case. As the stories pile up, August finds herself unable to resist becoming personally involved with the beautiful green-eyed redhead.
The Nikki Sinclair Spy Thriller Series: Book 6
by Jaye Rothman
ARE YOU SURE YOU KNOW YOUR LOVER?
Placed on indefinite leave from MI6, after the traumatic events in Osirak, woman officer Nikki Sinclair is shocked when CIA agent Margot Lambert arrives unexpectedly in New Zealand. They resume their affair, and Nikki’s long, suppressed desires are reawakened. As Margot exerts further control, Nikki discovers some unpalatable truths.
When Margot suggests A Perfect Interlude, Nikki must decide if it’s love calling the shots, or does Margot have an ulterior and sinister motive?
A Perfect Interlude is a Cold War spy thriller with dark undertones and the sequel to The Hell Of Osirak.
by Lucy Bexley
narrated by Abby Craden
What happens when a misanthrope meets the one person she doesn’t want to be without?
Reese Walker doesn’t like people. What she likes is silence and being left alone. The thing she loves most about recording audiobooks is that she doesn’t have to leave her Chicago apartment to do it. And she hasn’t for nearly a year. But with an unavoidable bill going to collections that puts her sister’s treatment at risk, she has no choice but to take a job that pushes her out of her comfort zone.
After a disastrous blow to her career, Arden Abbott needs a comeback. Step one: a successful book launch, including an audiobook. She doesn’t trust anyone else to oversee every aspect of the project. Arden knows she’s ready to resume the life she had before her dreams fell apart, all she has to do is prove it to everyone around her.
When Reese and Arden meet, sparks fly and then, they combust. Will Reese crack under the constant pressure from Arden? Can she possibly read a sex scene with the woman who wrote it interrupting to correct her pronunciation of words she is saying 100% correctly? Or can they step outside their comfort zones long enough to meet in the middle?
The Your Way Series: Book 3
by Jamey Moody
narrated by Morgan A Southard
How do you suddenly find yourself in love with a friend? A much younger friend!
It had been six years since Stella Morris lost her wife. She was doing her best trying to navigate without her soulmate by teaching classes at the fitness center she owned with her two best friends.
She knew she was spending too much time alone, so when a friend needed a favor she offered to go along. That favor turned into another and then another, and suddenly Stella found herself falling for her much younger friend.
If the age difference wasn’t enough to challenge this new relationship the surprising lack of support from her friends made it complicated. Then something amazing happened that no one expected.
Come along with Stella as she finds her forever love in the most unlikely place.
by Nicole Stiling
narrated by Hollis Elizabeth
Juliet Mitchell is doing just fine. Her career with the Shell Creek Police Department is on track, her son, Declan, is amazing, and for the first time in a long time, life is simple, if unremarkable. Until a dead body is found outside the Shell Creek Library.
Sienna Bennett doesn’t know how she ended up here. She’s overwhelmed as a big city victim advocate, her soon-to-be-ex-husband is living in their pool house, and she feels like her stepson, Declan, blames her for the state of their family. She needs something else to focus on.
Juliet and Sienna might share a history with Declan’s dad, but they’re nothing more than friendly acquaintances. When they’re thrown together in the midst of the biggest investigation Shell Creek has ever seen, neither anticipates a forbidden attraction. It definitely isn’t worth upending the life they’ve worked so hard for. Is it?
by K’Anne Meinel
narrated by Nicola Casey
Life has gone to the dogs for Charlie Abella. Years of showing champion Border Collies has left her feeling burned out. Moving on with her life, she heads to college and then takes on the world of business. She is blessed to find a job working in sales for the pet industry, where her knowledge and skills will help her move quickly up the corporate ladder and away from the small town of Searsport, Maine, where she grew up. When she loses a beloved relative, Charlie returns to Searsport for the funeral, believing now, she can finally cut all ties to her hometown.
Charlie’s only regret about moving away was leaving behind her favorite aunt. Aunt Kitty had been her champion and her anchor when she felt her own family didn’t understand her. Kitty saw herself in her young niece and understood Charlie as no one else could, so it was only natural she would choose to make her favorite niece her heir. Sadly, she knows only too well that Charlie’s family will disapprove no matter how Charlie decides to use the money she inherits.
Reagan has been left on her own to raise two children. Possessing few business skills, she is forced to take on a series of dead-end jobs that barely allow her to make ends meet. Reagan has only her faith and her children to provide solace and support. When Reagan encounters a woman dog walker on the street, she takes some comfort in feeling “at least she is better off than a woman with too many dogs to handle”.
Inexplicably, fate constantly causes the two women to bump into each other, and when Reagan feels herself becoming attracted to the woman, she is confused. Unlike Charlie, Reagan is not a lesbian, and she is frightened by her feelings for this woman. Will Reagan eventually act on her attraction, or will she continue to resist it?
The dogs know what is right for this couple. Now, if only the humans would listen!
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