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TB & Miranda
by Amanda Radley
Former Protection Command Officer Eve Webb quit her job when a terrorist incident revealed that internal communication failures had caused multiple deaths. Now her former commanding officer and mentor has asked for a favor, and Eve can’t say no. It should be an easy job. All she has to do is guard one female civilian.
Lady Katherine Lovegrove is forty-something-ish in line to the throne and has lived a sheltered life until her father—a high profile judge—upsets the wrong people. She’s not exactly thrilled to need a full-time babysitter, uh, bodyguard, and is even less happy that Eve is an anti-monarchist who despises the upper class.
If Eve had known she’d be protecting royalty, she’d never have taken the job, but as the threat to Lady Katherine’s life draws closer, she’ll do whatever it takes to save her and may just lose her heart in the process.
Special Delivery: Book 6
by JA Armstrong
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Raising three children ensures life is never dull for Dr. Brooke Campbell and her wife Tess. Striking the right balance while managing hectic schedules and competing priorities is no simple task. Twins, David and Danielle, are about to turn thirteen. The little baby they were so excited to welcome is quickly becoming a toddler. A year of failed attempts at conceiving another baby has left Tess disappointed, and Brooke wondering if they should stop their efforts.
Brooke announces she’s taking a sabbatical to spend more time with the family. And Tess decides she needs to visit her parents and confront fears she’s long tried to suppress. Unexpected news from Tess’s mother, Mary, brings mother and daughter closer than Tess dreamed possible. With the support of her mother, Tess makes an admission to Brooke that will change the lives of their entire family.
Loving someone is easy. Maintaining a family full of distinct personalities, ideas, dreams, and anxieties takes more than hard work. It requires humility. And it often demands sacrifice. Brooke and Tess are about to learn a few lessons in Making Rounds.
by Nancy Wheelton
Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer Suzanne (Mitch) Mitchell has been disappointed in love. She’s done playing around and is ready to get serious. The only thing veterinary surgeon Kay Gallant takes seriously is her professional reputation and the animals she saves. Women are for fun, not forever.
Dangerous drugs are stolen from the veterinary clinic, and the further Mitch investigates, the more of a suspect Kay becomes. Add to that their opposing relationship goals and the fact that Kay is only staying in Thresherton a year before she starts a job in America, and falling in love definitely seems impossible. But as pride and profession clash, their hearts just might prove otherwise.
Taste of Port Andrea
by Lily Seabrooke
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Jennifer has an assignment she can’t refuse: write a smear article on her ex-girlfriend’s restaurant and drive her from the city forever.
If she accepts? The senior position that food writer Jennifer Allen has dreamed of all her life, pushing so hard for it that her relationship with her girlfriend is near breaking. But if she refuses? Merciless head content writer Genevieve Durant will end her career.
Athena Walker left Port Andrea six years back ago on the back of a scandal that cost her dream. With a lifetime ban from the city’s restauranteurs’ association and a heart-crushing breakup, she gave up her lifelong dream of running a restaurant in Port Andrea—until now.
Returning to Port Andrea to run a culinary gauntlet through November is Athena’s one last chance at getting into the restauranteurs’ association and fulfill her dream. But when the woman who caused her scandal six years back, hard-edged Genevieve Durant, pledges to crush her again, and the writer covering her restaurant is the woman who broke her heart six years back, Jennifer Allen, Athena finds herself in the continuation of a story she thought long over.
by Cass Sellars
For golf pro Piper Holthaus, a not-so-secret romance with wealthy socialite Vanessa Devereaux in exchange for a life of privilege and promotion of her art seems like a small price to pay.
Brook Myers is determined not to let her girlfriend Meg’s substance abuse ruin her life or her new catering business, but Meg really needs her and leaving the woman she once loved seems unfathomable.
When Piper and Brook meet on a secluded fairway, neither can deny the intense connection that just might be love, but the entanglements of their past may destroy any possibility of a future.
Content Warning: Substance abuse.
by Kimberly Cooper Griffin
Sophia McGovern can’t seem to settle down. Memories of all her bad decisions refuse to leave her alone. So, she moves from town to town, from one dead-end job to another, keeping to herself, which serves her well—until she arrives in Ft. Devlin, Colorado. From the first day, Ft. Devlin was different. Maybe that’s why she says yes to teaching a car maintenance class at the local high school.
High school literacy teacher Pru Glynn is happy with her life just as it is. She has a great job, close friends, and a loving family. She’d like to find a wonderful woman to share it with, but she isn’t about to settle for just anyone. When beautiful Sophia McGovern swings into town, Pru can’t deny an attraction, but Sophia’s itinerant lifestyle doesn’t fit in with her deep-set roots and strong ties to family and friends.
Sophia and Pru have no intention of falling in love, but sometimes love happens when and where you least expect it.
A family saga of three women, their homestead called Willowra in the Australian outback, and the secrets that link them all.
Gabrielle fled Willowra for Sydney and the freedom to live as an out lesbian, leaving behind all those she loved, especially her cherished grandmother, Victoria. Years later, Gabrielle and her partner, Tess, return to Willowra when Victoria instigates a family gathering to reveal the long-kept secret surrounding her parents, Jason and Maggie, and her own tumultuous past.
As stories and secrets are uncovered, the threads of the past weave together the lives of Jason, Victoria, and Gabrielle and illuminate a new path forward for those who share the legacy of Willowra.
by Laura Lincoln
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Shibuya is known even outside of Japan as a major cultural centre, especially around the shopping and entertainment area known as Shibuya Station. For the directionless Ema Campbell, it’s merely the city where she lives. She doesn’t know what she wants from life, and desperately wants to leave home. Trouble is that in order to do so she needs a job and a direction, and her overbearing mother isn’t making life any easier for her.
But when Ema’s best friend Jun takes her to see an event involving a popular idol, an old love is rekindled in her stoic heart, and a chance meeting with a young lady who also happens to be an idol sends Ema’s life careening down a new path. Now she just needs to ensure her idol-hating mother doesn’t discover this exciting new direction…
Lesbian Erotica Bundle
by Victoria Rush
Book 1: The Girl Next Door
When the parents of the shy college girl next door decide to take a vacation, recent divorcée Jade sees a window of opportunity to meet her. One night before heading to bed, she notices a light in the girl’s bedroom and a crack in her blinds…
Book 2: Girls’ Camp
When Jade’s best friend Hannah invites her to go on a wilderness camping trip with four other friends, Jade isn’t sure it’s a good idea. She hasn’t yet come out with Hannah or anyone else about her recent lesbian dalliances…
Book 3: The Habit
When Jade is working quietly at the library one day, she notices an unusual figure in a black and white cloak pass by her desk. She looks up and sees a pretty nun heading into the stacks to find a book. Jade follows her and when the nun sits in an upholstered chair in the corner of the library, she finds another chair not far away to watch her more closely…
Book 4: The Exchange Student
When Jade decides to host a foreign exchange student during her final semester of high school, she gets more than she bargained for. Recently turned eighteen, Luna is smart, mature beyond her years, and drop-dead gorgeous…
Book 5: The Orient Express
When Jade decides to take a five day/four night tour aboard the famed Orient Express train, she quickly finds the amenities on the luxury liner are more than she anticipated. On the first leg of her trip, she meets a pretty French girl in the bar car, and before long the two women are getting tipsy. They return to their seats on opposite ends of the car, where Jade is shocked but excited to watch Adele give her a sexy show…
The Mara and KATT Sex Chronicles: Book 4
by Riley Rose
Available in Kindle Unlimited
It’s date night for special agent Mara Keoni and her new girlfriend KATT. Who just happens to be an AI car and Mara’s partner in the Independent Justice Foundation. The two lovebirds try to have a day off filled with fun activities and filled with KATT using all her naughty attachments on Mara’s submissive body.
Will Mara be able to take things to the next level with her AI lover or will their romantic plans be ruined by sneaky criminals and nosy fellow agents?
Find out in Book 4 of this sexy action-comedy series about a sweet human/AI romance and super-kinky sex!
ACTION & ADVENTURE
by Julie Tizard
Hundreds of people on Flight 402 vanish in an instant.
When the airplane carrying her sister is reported missing, then later found a smoking wreck, Detective Dee Rawlings never had the chance to finally reconcile after years of estrangement. She’s desperate to find out why the plane crashed, but Dr. River Dawson, the exacting and relentless aircraft accident investigator, believes Dee’s good intentions are interfering with her case and wants her gone. All that changes when Dee discovers critical evidence that doesn’t add up.
Dee and River must find a way to work together to solve the mystery of what happened to Flight 402, all while keeping their inconvenient and unprofessional attraction in check. Their search for answers at Angel Creek will risk their lives and maybe even their hearts.
by Ali Vali
Kai Merlin is heir to her mother’s throne in Atlantis, and she takes her duties seriously, but lately her mind has been on her fiancée Vivien Palmer. After a chance encounter when they were children, meeting again and falling in love proved to be fate, but melding their worlds as they plan their wedding isn’t going to be easy.
Vivien has spent her life searching for the secrets she’d always known were hidden beneath the waves, but nothing prepared her for what Kai and her people had successfully kept hidden for eons. She finally has a sense of belonging, but unseen enemies will stop at nothing to conquer and destroy their world—including everything and everyone she holds dear.
Below turbulent waves, Kai and Vivien must fight for what is right as life and love hang in the balance.
Safe Haven: Book 1
by C. A. Hall
Available in Kindle Unlimited
As the oldest wolf in her pack, Nan’s pretty sure her window for love has already come and gone. After years of taking in others off the streets, she’d much rather help those in need than chase down her elusive mate.
However, when she crosses paths with a younger fox, Nan realizes she might not have a choice.
Kari’s smart, timid, and one of Nan’s most difficult challenges yet. It’ll take a lot more than the promise of food and shelter to entice the fox.
And the longer Kari makes her wait, the harder Nan falls for the woman she so desperately wants to protect.
Fox on the Run is a paranormal lesbian romance and the first book in the Safe Haven series. Each book features a different couple, but reading the series in order is still highly recommended.
by Cari Hunter
Dr. Grace Kendal never stands a chance. The injured woman comes out of nowhere, bleeding heavily and holding a gun. Compelled to help her, Grace is dragged into Elin Breckenridge’s nightmare. Their fight to survive will take them across the country and to the limits of their endurance. But who is Elin running from? As Grace struggles for answers, one thing becomes clear—Elin is somehow connected to a dead man, and Grace could be next.
For Detective Sergeant Safia Faris, the case should have been easy: one dead body, one suspect. But the deeper she digs, the more obvious it becomes that murder was only the beginning. The investigation sets her on a collision course with Grace and Elin, and she’s forced to reevaluate everything she knows. Because nothing is quite as it seems, and Grace’s and Elin’s lives aren’t the only ones on the line.
Destroying Celie Bellamy: Book 1
by Mairsile Leabhair
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Cecilia Lou Bellamy (Celie) is a young, upstart CEO of a Level III Trauma Center, determined to make a name for herself without her father’s influence or help.
Dr. Geraldine Jones, (Jerri), Chief Medical Officer, was the first person Celie would need to win over. Twenty years her senior, Jerri is skeptical of such a young, inexperienced CEO.
But Celie faces an even harder uphill battle against a homophobic ER director, a deadly pandemic, and cryptic messages left in her office meant to embarrass her in front of her staff. Messages that began to escalate to the point that the FBI was brought in.
by Carsen Taite
Attorney Wren Bishop knew it would be an adjustment to go from her cushy, lucrative career in big law to the public defender’s office, but she’s completely unprepared for the suspicion from her colleagues and the animus from her adversaries at what was billed as a close-knit courthouse. To top it off, her first case pits her against Lennox Roy, a gorgeous yet fierce prosecutor with a reputation for cajoling juries and breaking hearts.
Lennox comes from a family full of bleeding hearts who believe in second, third, and fourth chances, but she’s seen firsthand the damage leniency can do. She has no patience for a softy like Wren Bishop, no matter how sexy and brilliant she might be. But when they face off over a mysterious arson case, their attraction ignites a passion that leads them to question their assumptions about the law, the truth, and each other.
by Various Authors
Saddle up for a wild ride! The Lone Star Collection II has something for everyone!
If you enjoy romance, Kris Bryant and Dena Blake have penned hot contemporary stories in Heat and Horseplay, while Pins and Needles, by Julie Cannon, is a historical adventure. Annette Mori also contributes to the romance fare with a beautiful, enduring love story in Rainstorm. If you want sizzling erotica check out 50 by 50, from Renee MacKenzie.
What would a collection be without fantasy, paranormal and swashbuckling adventures? Lured to the Rocks, a unique work of fantasy by Barbara Ann Wright. In The Devil’s Backbone, Lacey L. Schmidt spins a thriller about overcoming evil and personal loss. MJ Williamz explores dark passion in Take Me All the Way. Del Robertson offers Return to Me a classic pirate story, and Yvette Murray tosses in the Ghostly Galleons.
by Bryce Oakley
narrated by AJ Ferraro
What if their fake relationship wasn’t ever just pretend?
Sage Carson has a messy reputation. Sure, she’s a soccer star with World Cup trophies and Olympic medals, but she’s almost as well known for her rebellious behavior off the pitch. She’s left enough gorgeous women with broken hearts in her dust to fill a roster. That was, until she got injured. Now, her frustratingly slow recovery means she’d better secure this new squeaky-clean endorsement deal in order to get back on top.
Sweet, sunshiny Willa Bellamy has a crisis on her hands. She’s used to it – as an events coordinator for the Denver Zoo, it’s her job to handle crises. But when she receives an invite to her ex’s wedding, she’s not so sure it’ll be as easy to handle as an escaped emu during a Girl Scout sleepover. Even worse, when the bachelorette party invite mentions that couples are welcome, she realizes she’s the sole single person invited.
Fifteen years ago, Willa and Sage roamed the same halls of Edgelake High School. When their paths cross again, they decide to team up to solve both their problems – a stable, albeit fake, relationship to snag the endorsement deal and a hot soccer star to make the couples getaway sting a little less…. But when the lines between real and fake start to blur, will they be able to keep the growing heat between them just a game, or will they start playing to win?
by TB Markinson
narrated by Lori Prince
What do you do when love strikes at the worst possible moment?
Dagny is convinced she’s about to get engaged while on holiday in England. What she doesn’t expect is getting dumped. To make matters worse, it happens on Christmas Eve.
Allison receives an assignment from her boss that will make Allison’s journalistic career. The investigation will call for one thing: her complete dedication to the story and nothing else.
The two meet on Christmas Eve night, and while Allison is brimming with joy, Dagny wants nothing to do with anyone. However, what’s worse? Being alone on a holiday or spending it with a stranger neither will probably ever see again?
There’s one major problem. They just might be perfect for each other despite the terrible timing.
Is it kismet or a curse?
Best-selling lesbian fiction author TB Markinson has written a heart-warming romance about letting fate take its course to live life to the fullest. Listen to it today!
by Elle Armstrong
narrated by Ashleigh Binder
What happens when the worst day of your life turns into the best?
Retired dancer Gabriella De Luca’s day falls apart when her service car badly injures a young woman. Guilt, paired with a curious pull toward the attractive stranger, leads Gabriella to visit her in hospital, where an unexpected friendship begins.
Bailey Williams finds out that when your whole world crashes, a new dance can begin. Seriously injured and needing rehabilitation, Bailey is surprised when Gabriella offers her home for recuperation.
As Bailey’s injuries gradually heal, she starts to fall for the compelling Gabriella. As Gabriella’s feelings for Bailey deepen, she has to decide if she can ever trust a younger woman again.
A problem at Gabriella’s dance studio threatens their burgeoning relationship and a new enemy could bring it all crashing down.
Will Gabriella and Bailey waltz off into the sunset or quickstep apart?
by K’Anne Meinel
narrated by Jennifer Fournier
While hiking the mountains and deserts of Arizona with her best friend, DOG, Ryley Graham hears a whirring noise. Thinking DOG has cornered a rattlesnake, she rushes to protect him and is blinded by a light seemingly coming from nowhere and everywhere simultaneously.
Waking up 510 years later, she is confused by the unfamiliar machinery and “people” that surround her.
Skeptical when she is informed she is aboard a spaceship that explores wormholes, it takes a great deal of effort to finally convince Ryley she isn’t in a government-owned facility and part of some huge experiment or conspiracy.
Adjusting to the odd life forms that coexist on the ship, Ryley begins to accept that she can never go back to Earth 2015, and she begins to contribute her own unique knowledge and skills to their survival. As Ryley makes new friends, one of them begins to stand out…
Mercédès is a woman…half human and half android. She is struggling to understand her human side and the odd feelings she is developing for this Earthwoman.
Learning about love, and learning to love will be huge challenges as Ryley and Mercédès begin to forge a future. What impact will it have when they discover the real reason Ryley was taken in the first place?
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AUTHOR SIGNING EVENT
Miranda and I, along with Nancy Ann Healy and Jamey Moody, will be at Womencrafts in Ptown on October 14th at 5pm for a book signing. If you’re in the area, stop by!
FRIDAY FEELS HAS LAUNCHED
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2022 IHL READING CHALLENGE
Beginning in January, IHL will launch the I Heart Lesfic 2022 Reading Challenge. We will feature 2 new book categories each week, along with a recommended reading list for books that qualify for each category.
We have collected a lot of suggestions for categories, so our first task is to narrow the list to 90 choices based on the number of nominations we receive for each.
Authors can submit a total of 5 books for consideration.
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Have a wonderful day!
Miranda & TB
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