September Book of the Month Winners

Before we get to today’s announcement, we wanted to mention a free book offer. Get Kismet, by TB Markinson, for free on Amazon. The deal ends November 2.

Also, there’s a giveaway you won’t want to miss. One lucky winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card and a signed paperback of The AM Show. Click here for the deets.

Now the winners!

 

September 2021 Winners

 

ROMANCE 

 

THAT WOMAN NEXT DOOR

by Harper Bliss

Sometimes what you’re running from is exactly what you need

Olivia Chevalier is perfectly happy living a quiet life of solitude with her two cats in the tempestuous countryside of Brittany.

Olivia’s peace is disrupted when heartbreaker extraordinaire Marie Dievart moves in to the holiday home next door after an event at work makes her flee her everyday life.

Olivia hates having a neighbour and Marie is put off by Olivia’s cranky ways.

But maybe these two women have more in common than they first believe.

Best-selling lesbian romance author Harper Bliss brings you a slow-burn opposites-attract story about the power of connection and opening yourself up to the possibility of love.

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

IN THE SHADOW OF THE PAST

Shadow Series: Book 1

by J.E. Leak

She fell for the wrong woman … now it’s going to cost her.

Escape to 1940s New York City, where a sultry spy falls for her assignment in this spellbinding lesbian love story.

Guilt-ridden over her part in her father’s death, budding reporter Jenny Ryan gets an anonymous call that sets her on a path of intrigue and danger. The caller pins her father’s death on a man selling secrets to the enemy: wealthy industrialist Marcus Forrester. In her plan to bring him down, she didn’t count on falling for Forrester’s mistress, Kathryn Hammond.

Kathryn Hammond is a popular nightclub singer with elegant grace and stunning good looks, but she harbors a secret. Stuck stateside carrying out dead-end missions for the OSS while the war rages in Europe, her life is turned upside down when Jenny Ryan becomes her latest dead-end mission and awakens the enemy that could cost her everything—desire.

Lush with the sights and sounds of the 1940s, this mesmerizing slow burn love story will carry you deep into the shadow of the past and have you turning pages well into the night.

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

BEHIND THE SCENES

Love In The Limelight Series: Book 3

by Raven J. Spencer

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Anything can happen during Christmas In July…

Molly is an actress hoping to get her big break someday. She’s intrigued and troubled alike by her attraction to Caitlyn, who happens to be her boyfriend’s assistant. She knows she has to break up with him, but timing never seems to be on her side.

Caitlyn knows what she wants from life: A stellar career, and someday, love, and a family. Her best laid plans are thrown into chaos when she falls for the boss’s girlfriend.

When Sean asks Molly to meet the family—including his famous sister Emmy who is filming a Christmas special in the siblings’ hometown—she can’t escape the truth any longer. Especially when Caitlyn is along for the ride…

Is there a chance for everyone to find their Happily Ever After?

 

SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

MY EVERYTHING

The Alpha God: Book 6

by  Lexa Luthor

Kal loses the Spirit of Kalatas and returns to her former self as Sumner. Not only does Sumner confront old memories, but also vulnerability, risk, as well as a rare opportunity to truly be herself with Charlie. The dangers of their next mission weigh on Charlie, who will protect her mate on their journey to secure an alliance with Serrato Corps. Will Sumner and Charlie’s mission off-world succeed, or is this the break the Sworne needed to capture Kander with Kal gone?

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

 

ROMANTIC THRILLER

 

IGNIS

by KJ

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Felicity Davis, principal of Rawson Girls Grammar School, is a passionate educator, an inspirational leader, some say even an ice queen, although she’s not sure about that last one. But one thing Felicity knows is that she is perfectly happy with her life. That is until the trauma, the darkness of her past, comes crashing into her present, revealing a deeply buried secret, and placing Felicity and those she loves in incredible danger. Inspector Tal Diamandis takes on the case, attempting to extinguish the flames of Felicity’s past before they consume her. Matters become complicated as Felicity and Tal realise their mutual spark of attraction but when they finally connect the shocking links, the explosive conclusion will leave everyone reeling.

Can Felicity play with fire or will the fire become an inferno?

A dark, romantic thriller from the author of Coming Home.

 

FICTION

 

AN UNLIT CANDLE

by Caren J. Werlinger

The long-awaited follow-up to In This Small Spot

Patricia Horrigan is the eldest daughter of a family determined to gain entry into the upper echelons of Rochester society as the 1950s give way to the turbulence of the 60s. Born of an Irish father and a French-Canadian mother, Pip inherited the stubborn pride and fierce determination of both. With her life in the family business all planned out, she is most definitely not interested in throwing it all away to become a nun. But some calls will not be ignored, no matter how hard she tries. Fifty years later, she can’t help but wonder if her choices and sacrifices were worth it.

In present time, Lauren Thackeray has managed to put her life back together—in a manner of speaking. She has her weaving, her home, her chosen family, and she has the monastery and the lasting friendship of the nuns there. The one thing she doesn’t have, she doesn’t want. She won’t open her heart again after she barely survived the last time.

Gail Bauer is questioning her own vocation as an Episcopal priest. How can she minister to others when she’s not sure she believes anymore? In desperation, she flees, hoping to find answers.

In the shadow of St. Bridget’s Abbey, three very different women will need one another—to come to terms with their demons, to heal, and to rekindle the light that life has all but snuffed out.

 

ANTHOLOGY

 

LADY GRIM 2021

A Halloween Anthology

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When the clock strikes twelve on All Hallows’ Eve and the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is at its thinnest, Lady Grim comes out to play…

This Halloween, join thirteen of the hottest authors of WLW fiction as they lead you to the places where darkness dwells.

From stories that burn and bubble to deals with the devil, from tales of creatures of the night to those that explore the shadowy reaches of the human heart, this macabre collection of short stories is guaranteed to make you sleep with the lights on.

 

AUDIOBOOK

 

BEGINNER’S BET

by Fiona Riley

narrated by Melissa Sternenberg

Ellison Gamble owns the most successful luxury real estate firm in Boston, but the accomplishment feels hollow when she comes home to an empty house.

Institutionalizing her mother for her own safety was the hardest thing Katie Crawford has ever done. The costs are becoming more than she can manage, and her only solution is to sell her childhood home that has fallen into disrepair.

After a tense first interaction with Katie, Ellison eventually finds herself in an unlikely friendship, and makes a risky offer to help Katie sell her mother’s home. Katie will do anything to help her mom, but being attracted to a woman for the first time was not in the plan.

Will the risks they take be worth the reward? Or have they wagered on a losing bet?

Kathy won the $15 Amazon gift card giveaway.

 

VOTE FOR OCTOBER’S

BOOK OF THE MONTH

It’s time to vote for your favorite October 2021 books.

Voting is open until the end of November.

Results will be announced in December.

Best of luck authors!

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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