New Lesfic Goodies: March 17th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

Here are this week’s new ebook and audio releases and announcements.

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details.

Anyone with lesfic news, give me a shout at tbm@iheartlesfic.com.

Stay safe everyone. 

TB

ROMANCE

 

BEFORE YOU SAY I DO

by Clare Lydon

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What happens if you fall for your bridesmaid?

Abby Porter has a high-flying job and the perfect fiancé in Marcus Montgomery.

But Abby’s world turns on its head when he hires a professional bridesmaid to help her in the run-up to the wedding. When Abby meets Jordan, she can hardly breathe.

Marcus is oblivious.

The wedding is weeks away.

Now, the only question is: will Abby make it to the altar?

 

TANGLED VOWS
Mistress: Book 1

by Anna Stone

Available in Kindle Unlimited

One year. Five million dollars. A proposal she can’t refuse.

Escort Ruby Scott is used to waking up in the bed of a wealthy woman. What she isn’t expecting is to wake up with a ring on her finger and married to Yvonne Maxwell, one of the executives behind the Mistress Media empire, a woman as alluring as she is cold.

For ten years, Yvonne has been sitting on an inheritance she can’t touch until she’s married. An encounter with an escort in a red dress presents the perfect solution—a marriage of convenience. In exchange for a year playing the role of her wife, Yvonne offers Ruby a life of glamour, decadence, and more money than Ruby ever dreamed of.

Yvonne is adamant that they keep their arrangement strictly business. But as Ruby’s submissive side awakens, Yvonne can’t resist the temptation to make Ruby hers, and Ruby is intoxicated by the commanding woman and the release Yvonne grants her.

As Ruby falls deeper into Yvonne’s seductive world of luxury and power games, both women struggle to keep their hearts from getting caught up in the passion between them. When their inner demons emerge and their fake marriage plot is threatened, Ruby and Yvonne find they have far more to lose than just the inheritance.

 

HER FINAL WISH
Her Three Wishes: Book 1

by Chanel Ivy

Available in Kindle Unlimited

From Forever Morris Publishing’s best selling author, Chanel Ivy, comes “Her Final Wish.” The first book in the Her Three Wishes Series, a crossover from the Her Carnal Games Series. Her final Wish is a romantic tale of identity, lust, love, and greed, with lots of heart, heat, angst, emotion, and a tear-inducing happily ever after… hopefully.

 

ESCAPE TO SUBURBIA
Suburbia: Book 4 Prequel

by Melody Calder

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Victoria and Rachel, childhood best friends, are part of the FLDS, along with their friend Elena. Their love for each other is forbidden and they are desperate to escape the arranged marriages. A stranger comes into their lives, giving them the opportunity to escape but it comes with a price.

Trigger warning: Contains physical and sexual abuse, and references to child brides.

Please read the forward for information on religious references.

This book contains sexual content and is intended for mature audiences.

 

FIRE & WATER

by Amanda Kayhart

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Divorce burns.

No one knows this better than Diane Hollenbeck, who has the settlement papers and scars to prove it. Determined to salvage her life from the ashes, Diane starts fresh, beginning with a long sabbatical in New England. A retreat to her friends’ lake house seems idyllic–to ignite her writing career, rediscover herself, and rekindle her confidence along the placid shores of Lake Champlain.

Until Diane encounters her new neighbor–a sexy recluse with a strong and stormy personality.

Now navigating the small island town and finding her much-needed solace is impossible. Conflict swells. And sparks erupt. But as Diane draws closer to this fiery acquaintance, as discovers there’s more behind her neighbor’s stinging flames–a shared loss and longing that fuses them together.

 

LOVE’S JOURNEY

The Somerville Series: Book 4

by Carrie L. Carr

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Although Amanda Cauble has forgiven her father, she still must come to terms with the actions of her mother, Elizabeth, who is in hiding after Amanda nearly died from the poisoning meant for her lover.

Lexington Walters is fighting her own battles, as her father returns from the rodeo circuit with a secret that nearly destroys Lex. His revelation is almost more than she can bear, and she acts out in anger and mistrust.

When Elizabeth Cauble returns, she’s hell-bent on taking Amanda away from Lex, no matter the cost. Her one-track mind will set in motion a wave of destruction that could cost Lex her lover…and her life.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

TO THE MOON AND BACK

by Melissa Brayden

Lauren Prescott had dreamed of being an actress since she was cast as Wendy in her middle school production of Peter Pan. Yes, her nightgown snagged and brought the set tumbling down, but she was hooked. After years of unsuccessful auditions, performing just wasn’t in the cards. Instead, Lauren established herself as a successful stage manager at the esteemed McAllister Theater. Unfortunately, the resident director has cast celebrity Carly Daniel: headstrong, entitled, and always late. So why is their chemistry turning her the hell on?

After partying her way through her twenties and ruining a successful film career, Carly Daniel has to take whatever she can get. If schlepping it onstage will raise her star again, she’ll listen to her pesky agent. Added bonus: the uptight stage manager is a sexy distraction.

When Carly’s costar is sidelined, Lauren must decide whether renewing a long-forgotten dream will jeopardize what she has percolating with Carly. Is the limelight big enough for two?

 

PERFECT TIMING

by Dena Blake

Lynn Monroe is finally living life on her terms. The niece she raised as her own has finished medical school and started an internship, and she’s healing from a painful divorce that was long overdue. But when she runs into a ghost from her past, the stable life she’s worked so hard to build begins to crumble.

Dr. Maggie Randall is focused, driven, and in love with her best friend’s aunt. When she unexpectedly bumps into Lynn it’s like no time has passed. She’s sure it’s a sign they’re meant to be. But all Maggie ever wanted in life is to raise children, and Lynn’s not ready to start a second family.

The choice between love and family has never been so difficult, and different visions of the future may end their romance before it’s begun.

 

THROUGH LOVE’S EYES

by C.A. Popovich

In an instant, Brittany Yardin’s view in the mirror changed forever. A tragic accident as a preteen left permanent physical scars, but teasing by the mean girl clique left deeper emotional ones. Years later, Brittany has made a life for herself on a tiny remote island, and the last person she expects to run into is high school mean girl and secret crush, Amy Jansons.

Amy, aka Erika James, longs to be more than just a pretty face. As a top fashion model her beauty is the benchmark most women long to attain. She travels the world and wears the latest designer clothes, but as her fortieth birthday approaches, so does the end of her career, and she’s determined to keep her place at the top.

When Amy needs help during a shoot, Brittany puts the past aside and friendship blooms. But so does the attraction neither of them can deny, and life on a remote island is no place for a serious model trying to save her career.

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

FEMME TALES

by Anne Shade

Beast: Former hip-hop artist Ebony “The Beast” Trent has wrapped her persona around herself like a protective wall of bitterness. Belinda Jansen is confident, intelligent, sexy, and—to Ebony’s fascination—not the least bit intimidated by Ebony’s beastly demeanor. Can Beauty truly tame The Beast?

Awaken: Local celebrity chef Chayse Carmichael has achieved a level of success she’d only imagined while learning to cook. But when free-spirited Georgia peach Serena Frasier walks into her restaurant, Chayse realizes that success doesn’t always bring happiness if you don’t have someone special to share it with. Does love at first sight truly exist?

Stiletto: Music mogul Cass Phillips barely has a moment to sleep, let alone build a relationship. But an unexpected encounter with shoe designer Faith Shaw leads her to believe that maybe fairy tales do come true. Can true love really conquer all?

Six women find themselves in their own real-life fairy tales when true love finds them in the most unexpected ways.

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE / ROMANCE

 

STEALING A THIEF’S HEART

by C.L. Cattano

Crime and love… two reasons to meet online.

Two women have very different reasons for being online.

After pulling the biggest heist in her career, the last thing on Benny’s mind is romance.

Evelina will do whatever it takes to finally meet face to face with Darby… her soulmate.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

MY DATE WITH A WENDIGO

by Genevieve McCluer

Elizabeth Rosseau and Abigail Lester were best friends. At twenty-one, they confess their feelings for each other before leaving for winter break. It should have been a love story, only Abigail never came back.

Six years later, Elizabeth contacts her one last time, and to her surprise, Abigail answers. Their chemistry is undeniable, but Abigail is hesitant to see her in person. She was in an accident that left her a monster, a wendigo. Now she’s in a support group for other inhuman cannibals and is mostly convinced that she could avoid eating Elizabeth, but Abigail doesn’t trust herself, and even more, she’s terrified that if Elizabeth finds out the truth, she’ll never want to see her again.

They want nothing more than to be together, but they belong to different worlds, different lives, and different food groups.

 

INTRIGUE & THRILLER / ROMANCE

 

ON THE RUN

by Charlotte Greene

When Gwen picks up a pretty hitchhiker on the side of a lonely Texas highway, she has little reason to suspect that her entire life is about to change.

Annie has just broken out of prison, and she needs more than a ride—she needs Gwen’s help to recover the money she stole.

With other more dangerous criminals trying to stop them and the police on their tail, Gwen and Annie will have to decide what’s more important: the money or each other.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

WHERE ARE YOU

by Sally Bryan
narrated by Justine Eyre

Her first love disappeared…

Ten years later, a strange twist of fate forces a life-changing decision.

Surrounded by strangers at her Cambridge initiation, the chronically shy Erin suffers a panic attack in the middle of the atrium. Out of her depth, she decides to flee, University is not for her. And that’s when she blunders into a foreign student from Italy.

Gianna is confident, sassy and eccentric, everything Erin’s not, and for some reason, she’s taking the timid girl under her wing. But she has a secret, and it’s one she can’t even tell her new best friend.

 

WARMING TREND

by Karin Kallmaker
narrated by Abby Craden

Anidyr Bycall is frozen in her past, regretting words never spoken to the woman she loves and the one impulsive act that cost her all her dreams. Running from the courts of public and academic opinion in Fairbanks, she has landed in Key West. The nights are hot but she is colder than the glaciers she once explored.

Tending bar by night, she spends her days immersed in the research of her only remaining passion in life: the ice fields of Alaska. But trends may be improving when news from home hints that those she harmed may have moved on, and she can at least recover the papers and books she left behind. The respect and affection she once saw in Eve Cambra’s eyes is gone beyond recall.

When a few innocent questions raise Ani’s doubts about what really happened three years ago, she realizes she may have a chance to clear her name and reclaim her career. But there’s no data to suggest that Eve has thawed and that the fire they once shared can be rekindled.

 

PEPPERMINT KISS

by Marian Snowe
narrated by Leanne Woodward

Doesn’t everyone deserve a second chance?

Poinsettia Collins hates Christmas. Tia’s lived with that awful name for her whole life, so it was just her luck that her college girlfriend would cheat on her on Christmas Eve. Twenty years later, when Tia unexpectedly inherits a distant relative’s Christmas tree farm, she thinks fate couldn’t be laughing any harder….

Then the woman who broke her heart shows up on the farm’s doorstep with a half-frozen kitten and nowhere to go for the holidays.

Meg Bartlett’s world fell apart when her girlfriend wrongfully accused her of being unfaithful. When she comes home for Christmas after a long time away, Tia is the last person she expects to see, but maybe now she’ll get the chance to set the record straight. That is, if Tia will finally believe her. And if Tia does…how can she possibly ever win Meg back.

 

LESFIC BOOK CLUB

 

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: March 3rd Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

Here are this week’s new ebook and audio releases and announcements.

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details.

Anyone with lesfic news, give me a shout at tbm@iheartlesfic.com.

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

UPROOTING

by Suzie Carr

Available in Kindle Unlimited

On a fateful spring afternoon, two strangers meet at a musical event and a spark of an idea brings them both the opportunity to right some wrongs. Meet Harper Ray, an undiscovered musician who’s willing to dig weeds, clean houses, and give guitar lessons to stay afloat. A childhood tragedy has kept her blocked and has limited her ability to see and live her potential. Ivy Homestead is a green witch and life coach. Her life purpose has always been to help people live their best lives. But after hurting her best friend over a year ago, Ivy has struggled with feelings of inadequacy. What they both discover will test their strength and have them questioning what they’re willing to risk to find their way back home within themselves and each other.

 

TWO HEARTS TOGETHER
Two Hearts Trilogy: Book 2

by Harper Bliss

After finding their way to each other in Two Hearts Alone, Zoe and Anna must now navigate the waves of a budding relationship, and the scrutiny that comes with living in a small town.

Will Zoe be be able to make the compromises needed to be with Anna?

Or will Anna’s anxieties get the better of her and doom the relationship before it even has time to flourish?

Find out in part two of this brand new novella trilogy by lesbian romance best-seller Harper Bliss.

Please note that this is the second part of a three-part story. You need to have read part one, Two Hearts Alone, to enjoy this book. The third novella, Two Hearts Forever, will be out on 7 April 2020.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS

by Susan X Meagher

Who are you? Is the real you a moving target or is there an essence that remains unchanged?

Avery Nichols is certain that she is a better, more evolved person than she was when she left home for college. But not everyone has watched her mature. When she returns to her childhood home, the one person she most wants to get close to is also the one whose impression of her remains fixed in the past.

Casey Van Dyke wants to think the best of Avery, but old hurts have a way of calcifying when they’re not explored. They both want to be closer, they both long for connection, but their images of who they are now and who they were then keep getting in the way. To get past their stumbling blocks, they have to open their hearts, something neither of them has excelled at. They’re both motivated, but is that enough?

 

CLICKBAIT

by Evelyn Dar

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Pretty. Popular. Perfect.

Avery Bradley has it all. The captain of the cheerleading squad, Instagram Influencer, and soon-to-be Harvard student lives a life most teenage girls would envy.

A loyal friend. A dutiful daughter. A doting girlfriend.
But there’s more to Avery than meets the eye.

Because Avery has a secret…

And if you knew what Avery knew, you wouldn’t want to be her.

And if you were there when the curtain fell, you wouldn’t think she was so lucky.

Because some lies are just lies…but other lies are

CLICKBAIT

 

KICK BACK

by KJ

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Sophia Lindstrom plays football for South Melbourne. She’s tall, focused, intense, and has some major trust issues, which she’s currently ignoring. Sophia just wants her life to stay exactly the same, which means playing AFL, running the boutique fine foods and wine store with her brother, and volunteering at the homeless shelter. The same.Cameron Weathers is smart, sassy, also has some major trust issues, and knows she is a great reporter if only she was given the chance to shine. Her sexist editor assigns her the job of shadowing some of the players from this season’s women’s Australian Rules Football League so she can write fluffy stories for the lifestyle page. Not exactly hard-hitting journalism. When Cam and Sophia meet, there’s instant chemistry, which is immediately put on hold when their everyday lives are shattered by misogyny, media manipulation, and tragedy. Cam, Sophia, and the other players discover that football games are not the only contests they need to win. Now they’re fighting for the entire league, their professional status, and even their lives. Sophia and Cam attempt to expose the sinister activities, come to terms with their mutual attraction, and eventually discover that kicking back at those who seek to destroy can open the door to love.

 

CHANGES STILL TO COME
Taylor and Kaitlyn: Book 2

by Leslye Marks

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Life has taken some major turns for Taylor Ables and Kaitlyn Collins. With the help of family and friends, they navigate the new changes and challenges. Laugh and cry and witness how a family can be built entirely based on love!

 

WIFE SWAP

by Roz James

Available in Kindle Unlimited

With familial responsibilities now behind her, Natalie Ross is finally free to concentrate on her career as an English Professor; and focus on her own life with her wife Louise. Now 37, she has never forgotten her first love and has protected her heart.

Louise, 9 years her junior and a teacher and housemistress at her Uncle’s boarding school for girls, hasn’t given up hope of extending her own family; but as Natalie would have to carry their child, time is fast running out.

Kara Daniels, also 37, had planned a life with Natalie, her soulmate. She’d wanted forever. Cast aside at 22 with no explanation, confused, her dreams dashed; she travelled, taught and played the field, before marrying Vivien, now her partner of 13 years. A full-time author of lesbian fiction, she can be flexible where she lives and works, ensuring Vivien can follow her dreams.

At 35 Vivien is also at a turning point in her life. Relocating to Dundee, to pursue her ideal job. has occupied her and Kara’s life for the last 18 months. Now settled the cracks in their relationship have widened to a gaping chasm, one which neither appear motivated to breach.

When Vivien becomes Louise’s boss, and Louise’s wife turns out to be her wife’s soulmate, mutual attractions overwhelm. Everything that seemed stable is suddenly unclear. What follows is turmoil, difficult decisions, and the need for self-analysis and honesty as they move forward. What are the chances everyone will be happy with the outcome?

When you’ve married the carbon copy, what happens when the original reappears?

 

ASPEN’S BLAISE

by Sarah Markel

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Life as a newlywed is wonderful. Everything is exciting and new, and finding your rhythm is part of the fun. For Aspen and Lorelei Blaise, however, finding that rhythm might be easier said than done.

Lorelei is a twenty-something firefighter who puts everything she is into the service of her community. Far older than her years due to her upbringing, Lorelei sees the world much differently than most people her age.

Aspen is an eighteen-year-old cheerleader who is just entering the final year of her high school career. A volunteer firefighter since her eighteenth birthday, Aspen is eager and excited to have her wife at her side as she journeys into adulthood.

But that journey is about to become treacherous. Juggling high school, cheerleading, marriage, and firefighting aren’t easy for Aspen, and when her grades begin to suffer, things start to get tense. She learns the hard way that adulthood and married life aren’t as easy as she expected. Just as things are starting to look up for the determined young woman, Lorelei is summoned to assist with a wildfire in California and life takes a heartbreaking turn. Will Lorelei be able to keep the promise she made to watch her young wife graduate high school? Or will fate succeed in extinguishing Aspen’s Blaise?

 

BETTER THAN FICTION

by Bet Milner

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Danni Rose is an unknown singer songwriter with a dream and a secret obsession. Her band is a joke, her partner stifles her free-spirited nature and her desires are becoming harder to contain. At least her best friend, Reese, has everything figured out though, right?

Julia Jones is a high profile actress, star of the science fiction movie trilogy, Recoil, and has a massive social media following. She lives the dream that most can only imagine but is that an accurate picture on the cover of those magazines? Looks can be deceiving.

Obsessions can lead to new discoveries, unconsidered opportunities and a life better than fiction.

A look at the world of fandoms, ships that never sailed and the real world impact they might just have on the stars of such stories!

Romance, humor, sex, music and the red carpet.

 

COUNTRY LIVING

by Jen Silver

When Peri Sanderson achieves her dream of moving from London to a cottage in the English countryside, she expects her domestic bliss will be complete when her wife, Karla, leaves her London job to join her. Peri sees their future together as growing vegetables, tending some chickens, and chatting with the locals by a roaring log fire in a quaint village pub. Sexy urbanite, Karla, has other ideas and they don’t include a move to the countryside. Secrets are everywhere. Peri quickly senses something not quite right among her rural neighbours, and Karla is not quite the worldly wise woman-about-town that she thinks she is. Temptation, betrayal and intrigue combine to change the lives of both women beyond anything they could have imagined.

 

THE PANTY THIEF

by Annette Mori

Joey Hartford is a fourth-year medical student who often jokes about her jealous mistress—medical school. She insists she doesn’t have time for a relationship given the disastrous consequence of a diversion from her studies, but the new tenant in her apartment building is proving too tempting to ignore.

Sabrina is also in her final year of her doctoral program. Her focus is on completing her dissertation for a topic she has long lost her passion for. Meeting Joey is dangerous for so many reasons. She should know, because mental health is her specialty?

Add to the mix a suicidal ex-girlfriend who suddenly reappears in Sabrina’s life along with Joey’s jealous ‘friend-with-benefits’, and things can’t help but get complicated quickly.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

MRS. MIX UP

by Candace Harper

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Two women. One bed. And a Mrs. Mix-Up that doesn’t quite go by the books. Can they make it through five days of professional development with both their hearts and their jobs intact?

 

EROTICA

 

ONLINE

by Madeleine Taylor

Available in Kindle Unlimited

I’m Valerie, a recently divorced CFO from LA. After discovering lesbian erotica, I joined an online book club and have been indulging in steamy novels ever since.

A new chapter in my life starts when Syd, a fellow member I’ve been sharing a sexy online exchange with, invites me to her house in Quebec.

It seems excessive to get on a flight for someone I don’t know, but my curiosity wins over my deeply grounded sensibilities, and soon I find myself tangled in a web of discovery and raging desire.

 

PEEP SHOW
Jade’s Erotic Adventures: Book 21

by Victoria Rush

Available in Kindle Unlimited

While trolling through the classified listings of her city’s underground newspaper, Jade comes across an interesting ad. A local theater catering to the LGBT crowd is hosting a ladies-only casting call every Friday night where performers are encouraged to disrobe and perform an erotic dance in front of a crowd of strangers.

Intrigued, Jade buys a ticket to this week’s performance and is shocked what she discovers when she arrives at the theater. Instead of a typical strip-club setup, the stage is decorated with a single Victorian bed highlighted under a bright spotlight.

When the first nude performer walks shyly onto the stage, at first she pulls the sheets high up over her chest while she pretends to touch herself. But as the crowd continues to encourage her, she becomes progressively more brazen until she’s writhing on the bed completely naked in the throes of a convincing climax.

Excited to try it for herself, Jade decides to audition at the following week’s show. While waiting in the wings for her turn to perform, she meets a sexy brunette who shares some performance tips and ideas. As Jade gets increasingly aroused beginning to perform for the audience, her new friend decides to join her on stage where they give the crowd the most erotic show of their lives…

 

FICTION

 

THE PRINCESS OF LIGHTS

by Monique S

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Magna is almost desperate, a disastrous legal dispute with his ex-partners has left him more or less broke, unemployed and unable to find work.

The offer from London to interview for the position of technical director seems like a god-sent. He quickly contacts his long term friend Sandra for a place to sleep and spends most of his last money on the plane ticket to Heathrow.

Sandra is overjoyed to see him again and appalled at the story of the betrayal by his former partners, of whom he had thought of as friends. Magna on the other hand learns that Sandra has found out that she is definitely bi if not lesbian and now is in a relationship with a lesbian partner, May, who has a rather unusual profession, she is a wardrobe mistress.

The two women joke about him having a make-over by May and then going out as three girls, but none of them knows yet, how much May’s experience will be needed very soon, as the job interview reveals, that What Else Productions looks for a high class female lighting technician as technical director for an all female musical production.

Well and truly in need of a break and money Magna decides to copy a page from Sandra’s book and to do something rather crazy, he offers to work the length of the contract pretending to be a woman …

 

FANTASY

 

SOLDIER OF DORSA
The Chronicles of Dorsa: Book 2

by Eliza Andrews

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A war is brewing in the Empire.

Not the War in the East — that is a war everyone already knows about, the war that some wanted to end so badly that they murdered an Emperor to stop it. No, this is a different war. A war between the Shadowlands and the mortal world, a war between light and darkness. A war the Brotherhood of Culo has warned about for generations. But no one wanted to listen.

And as war brews, an Empress in exile struggles to regain her crown, and the warrior sworn to protect that Empress fights to make it back to her. Yet the warrior faces an enemy which even she, the Empire’s greatest living sword master, may not be able to defeat: The warrior battles time itself.

And time is running out for the soldiers of the House of Dorsa.

The shadows are coming. Can you hear them?

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

THE BRIDGE: KRYNN

by Erik Schubach

The fallout from Evangeline’s rescue of Felicia in the Under-Veil and the plans of the mysterious puppet master who has been manipulating events on both sides of the veil, comes to a head.

Rumblings on both sides of Evie’s gateway point to the Dragons being on the move as the Crimson Court declare all out war against the Willow Court and the mortal realm.

A last ditch effort to stop the dragons ends with Sharee unconscious as Kane tries to stop the Dragons.

No matter how things turn out, the world will never be the same.

Follow Evangeline in the series finale of The Bridge, as she trolls the Roebling Bridge in Cincinnati.

 

SUPERHERO

 

VOLTANA & THE ROGUE VAMPS
The Voltana Adventures: Book 1

by C. M. Blackwood

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Blake Turner is the twenty-eight-year-old CEO of Biotech Industries, a pioneering force in the world’s prosthetics market. She’s a savvy businesswoman and a brilliant scientist.

But even high-powered CEOs have secrets. Well, actually – they probably have more secrets than most people. Still, the vast majority of them most likely aren’t superheroes.

Blake Turner is a superhero. Shadow City has dubbed her Voltana, the masked crusader with lightning in her hands and laser beams in her eyes.

Blake has been fighting crime on the streets of Shadow City for three years now, but one night when she rescues a young gang member named Andrea (“Andi”) De Luca from a vampire attack, everything changes. Sordid characters in the city’s underbelly make their appearance — and an intricate plot Blake could never have imagined, devised by an evil vampire, comes to light.

When Andi is caught in a web of darkness that threatens to consume the entire city, can Blake come to her rescue once again?

Or will the shadows swallow them both?

 

MEMOIR

 

FAILURE TO APPEAR

by Emily L. Quint Freeman

In this vivid, no holds barred page turner Failure to Appear: Resistance, Identity and Loss is a memoir about a lesbian of conscience who became a fugitive, on the run for over nineteen years using several identities. A gripping story about finding your true self and your sexual truth during the turbulent late sixties through the late eighties, against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, the Nixon and Reagan years, the women’s and gay liberation movements, and the AIDS crisis.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

WILD THINGS

by Karin Kallmaker
narrated by Abby Craden

Scholar and award-winning author Faith Fitzgerald has every reason to be happy: a wealthy, charming man who adores her and a family cheering her marriage prospects. But from the moment she meets Eric’s sister, Sydney Van Allen, she knows her safe, predictable feelings for him are a shadow of what could be.

Openly lesbian and running for senator, Sydney can only succeed if she can live down her wild past. That means no liaisons, especially with the achingly alluring woman on her brother’s arm who looks at her with confusion – and desire.

 

IN BLOOM

by Allie Keane
narrated by Lori Prince

Twenty-seven-year-old Erica is happy with her uncomplicated life: She works in her aunt’s floral shop, she bakes in her free time, and she cherishes her small group of friends. Sure, she’s single, but Erica’s fine with it. As far as she’s concerned, not everybody gets a great love.

Then one day she delivers flowers to her aunt’s newest client, Catherine, a forty-year-old bridal shop owner, and Erica finds herself drawn to her. While the attraction initially catches her off guard – she’s never desired a woman before-she soon realizes that her crush is the real deal.

And Erica isn’t the only one experiencing sparks. Catherine feels them, too. But between their age difference, the need to remain professional, and both of their past experiences with love, both women are hesitant to make a move. Soon, however, it becomes obvious that they need to stop holding back and let their love bloom.

 

FIRE & ICE

by Rachel Spangler
narrated by Ann Etter

Will the heat building between a disgraced reporter and a rising curling star melt the already thin ice they each are on?

Max Lauren made a mistake that shattered her pride, heart, and career in one fell swoop. Relegated to covering the lowly game of curling – she already resents the so-called “sport” – she steps onto the ice, where things get infinitely worse. She’s been knocked down before, and she’s always gotten back up, but a frosty resolve goes only so far in a world of people who thrive on ice.

Callie Mulligan is the amiable skipper of America’s second place curling team. Upbeat, optimistic, and with a fiery passion for an icy sport, she has both the mental and physical skills to become Team USA’s top contender. What she doesn’t have is the fame or the funding. Coverage from a journalist of Max’s caliber could be the answer to both problems, if only Max wasn’t so cold to the idea. As Callie tries to warm her to the sport, a little bit of heat grows into a fire neither of them can contain.

Passion, competition, ambition, redemption, and raw need collide as the bright lights of success and celebrity grow hotter, but can the fire between Max and Callie be sustained when it’s put on ice?

 

FINDING HER

by Marian Snowe
narrated by Sophie Daniels

Nan Kellers is running away from herself. She made a lot of bad decisions, and her most recent one was renting a sailboat with a storm on the horizon. On the brink of death, Nan gets rescued by a strong, gorgeous woman. Maybe, her luck is finally starting to change?

Cass Finnegan lives in a lighthouse with her young daughter Annalee, just trying to get by as a single mother while dodging the judgments of her neighbors. One day, a beautiful woman washes up on the beach. Annalee thinks she’s a mermaid, but Cass wonders if there isn’t something even more special about her.

An immediate, red-hot passion ignites between Nan and Cass, in spite of the secrets both of them are fighting to keep hidden. But for two scarred women, can love ever win?

Neither of them can hide from their pasts for long. When it all comes crashing down, Annalee is caught in the middle, and the result is far more dangerous than any of them feared.

 

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PROJECT LAUGHTER

Welcome to Project Laughter. At least once a week, hopefully more, I’ll post a guest blog from a lesfic author sharing an embarrassing moment in their lives to help us laugh.

Check out In the Wild by Kim Hartfield for a cringe-worthy laugh. Kim is giving away 1 ecopy of Half a Heart.

Susan X Meagher provides chuckles with her The Wrath of Sister Stanislaus guest post. Susan is giving away 1 ecopy of Friday Night Flights.

And, Superstar by Nicole Pyland will put a smile on your face. Nicole is giving away 1 ecopy of No After You.

Authors if you’d like to get involved in the project, see this page for more details.


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Superstar by Nicole Pyland

I don’t know about you, but the world seems to be getting pretty (insert your favorite colorful word here) intense. While I like to stay informed, I also like to laugh to deal with stress. And, I need some chuckles these days.

Today, the wonderful Nicole Pyland is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Nicole is giving away 1 ecopy of No After You. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Nicole.

Superstar! 

I’m from a small town in Indiana where I went to a Catholic high school that didn’t have a lot of money. As a result, our gymnasium was also our auditorium where we held our plays, musicals, and concerts. My senior year of high school, I was the student director of our spring musical, No, No, Nanette. We had a full day of rehearsals while the rest of the kids were in classes (suckers!), and the stage curtain was side-open, facing the gym, where a P.E. class was playing indoor softball due to the weather being too cold to play outside. Other members of the cast and crew were sitting on the gym floor. Those engaged actively in the rehearsal were on the stage. We’d just come back from lunch, and I’d been sat down on the sofa that was part of the set. Our drama teacher and director, Mr. Anderson, told us to get into our places. Mine was not on that sofa, so I stood up and decided to (for some reason I still do not know) do a full “Superstar!” ala Mary Katherine Gallagher of Saturday Night Live and her spin-off movie fame.  

What’s embarrassing about this? While I was away at lunch, someone had mopped the stage, which had been painted black, so I didn’t notice it was still wet. When doing my “Superstar” pose, my foot slipped, and I fell flat on my ass. What’s even more embarrassing, is that it made a loud enough thump that everyone in the gym – including the cast and crew and the softball playing PE students, saw it. Laughter ensued. I stood up and pretended I’d meant to do that. Before you ask, no, I had not meant to do that.

GIVEAWAY

NO AFTER YOU
Celebrities Series: Book 1

by Nicole Pyland

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Dani Wilder only intended to go to a fundraiser and donate money to a worthy cause. She had no idea that she’d meet the love of her life that night. There were only a couple of problems with that chance meeting. Dani had a boyfriend. That chance meeting – it was with Peyton Gloss, the world’s most famous music star, who also happened to be a woman.

Peyton had only planned on performing that night. When she’d seen the most beautiful woman in the world in the crowd, she had to talk to her. Dani Wilder was a beautiful, kind, smart supermodel, who also happened to have a boyfriend. When the two women spend time together, though, it’s clear to both of them that this is more than merely a close friendship.

In this prequel to “All the Love Songs,” find out what happened the night these two met, and discover how their relationship began.

  • 1 winner
  • Prize:
    1 ecopy of No After You

No After You Giveaway

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Nicole Pyland is a bestselling author of lesbian romance novels, including “The Fire” (2019 GCLS Awards Finalist), “All the Love Songs,” the Chicago series, the San Francisco Series, and the Tahoe Series.

She earned degrees in English & Film and an MS in Behavior Analysis before becoming a corporate trainer and manager. A Midwestern girl, born and raised in Indiana, she currently resides in California and spends her evenings writing stories and hanging out with her wife with her wife and their two cats.

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The Wrath of Sister Stanislaus by Susan X Meagher

I don’t know about you, but the world seems to be getting pretty (insert your favorite colorful word here) intense. While I like to stay informed, I also like to laugh to deal with stress. And, I need some chuckles these days.

Today, the wonderful Susan X Meagher is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Susan is giving away 1 ecopy of Friday Night Flights. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Susan.

The Wrath of Sister Stanislaus

When I was a girl, I was considered a model student, but not because I was particularly good at any of the things that make a child a good learner. I was just quiet, caused no trouble, and never asked questions. In fact, I was such a non-disruptive presence that I was awarded a fancy holy card for being the “best girl” in my whole class. To this day, that was the highest acclaim I was awarded in a school setting.

One day, my class was given the opportunity to use the restroom before recess. To my right, an obviously bolder girl put her hand under the wall of the stall and wiggled her fingers. I immediately did the same. It seemed wrong—very wrong— to stray outside the confined security of those gray partitions, but so, so thrilling.

We giggled like small kids will do, and continued to stick our hands under the partition.

After finishing, I opened the door, still giggling. In front of me stood Sister Stanislaus; an elderly, rake-thin, humorless woman who seemed to actively dislike children of all kinds. Grimly, she glared at me. Me! The best girl of 1-C! She didn’t know my name, so she just pointed a bony finger at me. “You,” she said, with a voice as cold as marble.

Struck mute, I stared up at her, futilely praying she’d mistaken me for another. She reached into the stall and grabbed me by my face, gripping my cheeks with her vise-like fingers. With amazing strength, she was able to lift me off my feet. Feet dangling, too frightened to even consider wrenching away, I hung there in suspended animation, certain my face was going to peel right off.

“So you think it’s funny to poke your head under the stall, do you? Were you trying to see what your neighbor was doing?”

My face was so contorted I couldn’t begin to speak, but I’m sure I made some sort of disavowal—a sincere one!

She dropped me to the floor and I managed to squeak out that we were just waving at each other.

“Who were you waving at?”

I hadn’t yet learned that “snitches get stitches,” but I couldn’t have dropped a dime on the other girl if I’d wanted to. We wore the same jumper, the same socks, and the same shoes. I couldn’t have identified her if I’d had a year to search.

Sister Stanislaus gripped my shoulder with her super-heroic strength and marched me back to my classroom, where 30 pairs of dumbstruck eyes stared as if they’d been sure I’d never be heard from again.

My cheeks were flaming red, partially from embarrassment and partially from nun-handling. Sister called my teacher out into the hall, undoubtedly to tell her of my crimes. I remember the room remaining deadly silent. Everyone knew I’d done something terrible, but no one had the temerity to ask for details.

A minute later, my teacher returned, and to my great relief she never said a word about it. I regaled small groups with all of the details during recess, but not one person admitted to being my co-conspirator—not that I blamed her.

I kept a wide berth from Sister Stanislaus for the entire eight years I was at the school. Having learned to avoid temptation, I also never went into a bathroom when there was another girl in there.

My cheeks still turn beet-red when I’m embarrassed, but I can’t prove that’s because Sister Stanislaus permanently injured my facial blood vessels. But I can’t prove she didn’t, either.

I continue to wait for a very belated, tearful confession from the girl whose benign wave nearly rendered me a faceless child.

GIVEAWAY

FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS

by Susan X Meagher

Who are you? Is the real you a moving target or is there an essence that remains unchanged?

Avery Nichols is certain that she is a better, more evolved person than she was when she left home for college. But not everyone has watched her mature. When she returns to her childhood home, the one person she most wants to get close to is also the one whose impression of her remains fixed in the past.

Casey Van Dyke wants to think the best of Avery, but old hurts have a way of calcifying when they’re not explored. They both want to be closer, they both long for connection, but their images of who they are now and who they were then keep getting in the way. To get past their stumbling blocks, they have to open their hearts, something neither of them has excelled at. They’re both motivated, but is that enough?

  • 1 winner
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    1 ecopy of FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS

FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS GIVEAWAY

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Susan X Meagher writes long, character-driven romances novels for and about women who love women.

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In The Wild by Kim Hartfield

I don’t know about you, but the world seems to be getting pretty (insert your favorite colorful word here) intense. While I like to stay informed, I also like to laugh to deal with stress. And, I need some chuckles these days.

Today, the wonderful Kim Hartfield is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Kim is giving away 1 ecopy of Half a Heart. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Kim.

In The Wild

Starting a new job is always a nerve-wracking experience, maybe more for me than most other people. It takes me a while to warm up to people, and all the pressure of a workplace environment makes me extra anxious.

In this particular situation, I’d been newly hired in an administrative role. My boss was a little older, and she was perfectly nice – but she was also so mature and capable and confident that I was utterly intimidated. I could barely talk around her. It was one of those horrible cycles where you’re so worried about making a bad impression that you end up making a bad impression.

As the first few days passed, I was keenly conscious that we hadn’t exactly clicked, and I desperately wanted to make her like me. She’d be such an amazing mentor.

When she left me alone at her desk, I checked out her personal things. Maybe if I could find something to compliment her on, we could still get off on the right foot.

She had some pictures of herself with a young, pretty woman, and some with a tiny baby. In one picture, she and the other woman were wearing white dresses and smiling. There were no men in any of the pictures.

Now, you probably already see where this is going. But apparently – despite writing F/F romance, despite being bisexual myself – I’m not used to encountering lesbians in the wild.

My only thought was, “Huh, I wonder why neither of their husbands are in the pictures.”

When my boss returned, I knew this was my chance to win her over with a little fawning flattery. I opened my (big, fat) mouth and said, “Wow, you look great for your age!”

She blinked. “Sorry?”

“I was looking at your pictures.” I pointed – God help me! – to one with the other woman and the baby. “I never would’ve guessed you had a grown-up daughter, never mind a grandchild.”

She smiled… but not in the surprised and pleased way that I’d envisioned. This was more of an icy smile, one that said she was being polite for work’s sake but in fact had just decided to hate me forever. “That’s my wife, actually. And our daughter.”

Needless to say, she never ended up becoming my mentor.

GIVEAWAY

HALF A HEART

by Kim Hartfield

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Young single mom Jenelle is facing her worst nightmare. Through no fault of her own, her daughter Mercy was placed in foster care. Now Jenelle only sees the seven-year-old during supervised visits. To help bring Mercy home, social worker Sylvia does her best to understand Jenelle’s world. But Sylvia’s interest becomes personal as well as professional, and Jenelle finds herself drawn to the social worker’s kindness and compassion. Could Mercy have two moms waiting for her when she gets home? Or will Jenelle lose half of her heart, along with her daughter?

  • 1 winner
  • Prize:
    1 ecopy of Half a Heart

Half a Heart Giveaway

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Kim Hartfield is a queer woman who’s been writing since she could pick up a pen. Her novels are sweet and steamy, and they always end with a happily-ever-after. She lives in a beachside city with her partner and their dogs, Chelsea and Rodent.

CONNECT WITH KIM HARTFIELD

Newsletter / Email: kimhartfieldauthor@gmail.com

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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New Lesfic Goodies: February 25th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

Here are this week’s new ebook and audio releases and announcements.

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details.

Anyone with lesfic news, give me a shout at tbm@iheartlesfic.com.

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

MORE THAN ME

by Sienna Waters

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The first in a brand new series from Sienna Waters!

Plain Jane Clark has just about had enough. A string of temp jobs, a horrible house-mate, and a broken down car all add up to a serious need to change things up. Her rich sister’s week-long resort wedding on romantic Hawkin Island might be just what Jane needs. Not that she intends to get into any trouble. Jane’s far too busy taking care of other people to take care of herself.

As maid-of-honor, Jane’s well aware that she’ll be expected to dance with the best man. What she doesn’t know is that there isn’t a best man. There’s a best woman. And when Araminta Devine strides into Jane’s life, things will never be the same again…

Hawkin Island is the setting for a new lesbian romance series of novels from Sienna Waters. These books can be read independently and in any order. Once you’re on the island though, you may never want to leave!

 

HOMESPUN

by Magnolia Robbins

Available in Kindle Unlimited

No Miller could ever love a Livingston.

Charlotte Livingston’s perfect little life was over.

She swore she would never work at the bourbon distillery with her last name on it. That she would never be a part of her family’s legacy. But when her posh, cozy world went up in flames, she was forced to return to her small hometown of Bardstown, Kentucky, and face a bitter truth. That she was stuck there, working in the family business, whether she liked it or not.

And it wasn’t that bad. Until Charlotte realized that her boss was Marlow Miller.

Marlow and Charlotte are exact opposites in every imaginable way, yet Charlotte can’t seem to get enough of the sexy-southern-as-you-could-get-woman. But the problem is, Marlow doesn’t want anything to do with her. Everyone in Bardstown knew that the Millers and the Livingstons had been at war for decades, and for good reason.

And if her parents found out she was falling hard and fast for a Miller woman, her life might actually be over.

And Marlow’s would be, too.

 

HALF A HEART

by Kim Hartfield

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Young single mom Jenelle is facing her worst nightmare. Through no fault of her own, her daughter Mercy was placed in foster care. Now Jenelle only sees the seven-year-old during supervised visits. To help bring Mercy home, social worker Sylvia does her best to understand Jenelle’s world. But Sylvia’s interest becomes personal as well as professional, and Jenelle finds herself drawn to the social worker’s kindness and compassion. Could Mercy have two moms waiting for her when she gets home? Or will Jenelle lose half of her heart, along with her daughter?

 

A TIME OF PERFECT CHANGE
Taylor & Kaitlyn: Book 1

by Leslye Marks

Available in Kindle Unlimited

How could any teacher look forward to a mandatory meeting during their Summer Break?

Kaitlyn Collins has enough stress in her life without being forced to go to an Educator’s Conference during her Summer Break, but she doesn’t have a lot of choice in the matter. She’s been struggling to figure out where her life is going, so she thinks maybe a weekend away may not be such a bad thing. A chance encounter and a warped sense of humor will shake her life up in ways she never saw coming.

Taylor Ables thinks attending an Educator’s Conference is a giant waste of time and money. She’s happy with her life even though she’s sworn off love after having her heart broken a few years ago. Will this year’s meeting force her to step outside of her comfort zone and learn that sometimes it’s worth taking a chance for the possibility of love?

Just how far will a person go to change their life?

 

CUPID’S CROSSBOW

by Erin Wade

Cupid, Brooke is given the task of finding a soulmate for thirty-year old Detective Drew Darwin. Things go awry when Brooke is forced to use a crossbow instead of the usual bow and arrow she has used for centuries. A miss-fired arrow results in an unacceptable pairing of the pretty detective and a suspected criminal. Drew finds herself in love with the most unlikely person in the world as Brooke frantically searches for a way to undo the harm she has done.

 

IN HER HEELS

by Bet Milner

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Jenna Grace is a clumsy wanderer who lives pay check to pay check. She has no idea where she’s going, what she’s doing or what in the world made her walk into a random dance class one afternoon.

Victoria Cruz is the epitome of poise and elegance. She has no time for relationships or anyone else for that matter. Her days are spent teaching dance classes but she knows she could be so much more. What will happen when these two opposites meet? The world is full of possibilities. An unconventional love story about two unconventional women. Expect romance, humor, steamy moments and a peek behind the curtain at the world of dance and theater.

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE / ROMANCE

 

ASPIRING AFFECTION
Jems & Jamz: Book 6

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

When River Jensen hires Marie Reynolds as her restaurant designer, she is apprehensive about the other woman’s commitment to the project and wonders if the woman’s modeling aspirations will get in the way of her own dreams. However, as their relationship blossoms into one of affection, River’s trust in the other woman is tested, and Marie is left with the choice to follow through with River’s restaurant design or to give up everything to follow her own dreams.

 

FANTASY

 

END OF WAR IN THERMOPYLAE
Thermopylae Bound: Book 6

by Belinda Harrison

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Before Ava sent Ares to the cage, he promised her the Persians would return to Greek shores and in the autumn of 480BC, nine winters after Ava’s return to Trachis, his words ring true.

The yellow caps are sailing to the west, intent on claiming victory but they are not the only returning enemy.

As the final showdown looms, hearts will be broken and old stories proven once and for all.

This is the Battle of Thermopylae. This is life and death. This is love and war. This is the end of war in Thermopylae.

 

YA URBAN FANTASY

 

HISTORY OF MAGIC
Ember Academy for Young Witches: Book 2

by L.C. Mawson

Available in Kindle Unlimited

It turns out a sixteen-year-old being one of the most powerful witches on Earth puts people on edge…

You cast one dubious spell and everything goes to shit.

Namely, the Amazons, the most powerful coven of witches, have come to Ember Academy to investigate everything that happened on Halloween.

And my role in it.

They know that I’m powerful, but I’m not sure what they would do if they knew why, so I’m keeping quiet.

Of course, that means that they don’t trust me, so they’re forcing me through their trials.

If I pass, I’ll be an Amazon, and they’ll trust me with my powers and secrets.

If I don’t… Well, the fact that no one’s being explicit about that tells me that I don’t want to know.

My survival depends on passing these trials, but they’re meant to determine the best of the best, and I’ve known about magic for less than two months…

 

THRILLER / SUPENSE

 

INFRACTIONS
Carpenter/Harding Series: Book 10

by Barbara Winkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Jordan and Ellie’s weekend getaway with friends is harshly interrupted when a desperate man asks for help after his girlfriend is hurt. He soon gives them reason to doubt his story, leaving them to question whether the woman’s death is really a tragic accident or the result of a crime. Working with the local sheriff, they try to unravel the events.

Meanwhile, Ellie and Derek team up to investigate the murder of an exotic dancer. What they uncover could have detrimental consequences for one of their own…

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

 

NERD WIFE
Married for a Million: Book 3

by Annie Amos

Available in Kindle Unlimited

I’ve got the brains, she’s got the body. If we come together, it could set our hearts and minds alight…

Zelda Joyce is a Professor of English Literature. She can quote Shakespeare at the drop of a hat… but the language of love is another matter. When she discovers a clause in her father’s will saying she won’t inherit a penny unless she’s married, Zelda is stumped. Who would she propose to? The only person who she feels anything for is forbidden for so many reasons.

Kat Ball is 28 and has had a change of heart. She wants to stop working as a nightclub bouncer and start a degree in Sports. But going back to school means having to face textbooks, and when she runs into her sister’s old best friend Zelda, she remembers exactly why she hates reading so much… What she didn’t remember is how freaking hot Zelda is.

It’s just a shame it could never work between them because of Kat’s big secret.

But can what’s forbidden be fought?

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

THE STORYTELLER

by Jea Hawkins

I meet a woman who invites me to the pub. She could be Joan Jett’s Irish doppelganger, an idea that seems so far removed from the Troubles, I can’t believe it. But the Troubles are real and permeate the everyday lives of the people of Belfast. — Nancy Wagner, AP

In 1982, Jane Ferris couldn’t care less that Northern Ireland is crumbling all around her. Life is about drinking, loving women, and dodging her father’s former IRA connections. Her mother begs her to hold the family together, but Jane only wants distraction from the real world and she almost finds it with American journalist, Nancy Wagner.

Nancy is in Belfast with an assignment and a dream: make her mark on the world by getting to the heart of the Troubles with her reporting. As the college graduate goes where few women journalists have ventured before, Jane sets out to make her another notch on her bedpost, but instead finds herself acting as both guide and protector.

Dangerous circumstances push Nancy into Jane’s arms. While Jane knows it can’t possibly last, she resolves to make the most of their tumultuous time together…

…and finds herself living a life she never dreamed possible with the woman she can’t seem to forget as their worlds collide.

I came to Belfast to tell a story that began with this strong, beautiful, street-smart punk. Will it end with her, as well?

 

SALE ALERT

 

NOTHING TO LOSE

by Clare Lydon

$0.99 $6.99 

Can you find love in a hopeless place?

Nobody would ever describe Scarlet Williams as a ray of sunshine, but that doesn’t mean she deserves the flood that wipes out her basement flat, making her temporarily homeless.

Enter Joy Hudson, local mayor & sunshine specialist, who opens her house to flood refugees and ends up with Scarlet on her doorstep. Two more opposing characters you couldn’t fail to meet, and yet, somehow, they strike up a friendship. But when the rain stops and the sun comes out, could that friendship blossom into something more?

 

GIRL LOVE HAPPENS BOXED SET

Prequel and Seasons 1 & 2

by TB Markinson

$0.99 $6.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

Tegan thought she knew what she wanted in life. Then she left home for college.

The Girl Love Happens boxed set contains the prequel and first two seasons of the lesbian romance series infused with 1990s’ nostalgia. If you like tumultuous love stories, simmering chemistry, and colorful casts of characters, then you’ll love T.B. Markinson’s smart, sexy series.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

FOCUS OF DESIRE

by Kim Baldwin
narrated by Keira Grace

There are times when a picture doesn’t just say it all. It changes everything.

Isabel Sterling isn’t even aware she has been entered in the Sophisticated Women “Watch Your Dreams Come True” contest, so it comes as a complete surprise to learn she has won a makeover she doesn’t want or need. It also includes the chance to appear on the cover of a national magazine and an all-expenses paid trip for two to exotic locales.

Photographer Natasha Kashnikova is a cynical celebrity playgirl who is barreling toward full midlife-crisis mode when she agrees to take on the Sophisticated Women shoot as a favor for a friend. Kash is convinced that every woman who shows an interest in her has ulterior motives, so love is not on her agenda…and certainly not with some naive romantic during an assignment from hell.

 

OUT OF PRACTICE

by Carsen Taite
narrated by Paige McKinney

Attorney Abby Keane’s vacation is perfect, especially her steamy interlude with a beautiful stranger. But her newfound zen crumbles when her biggest client, a chain of bridal stores, leaves hundreds of brides without dresses. As if reentry isn’t bad enough, a new wedding blogger is doing her best to stoke the anger of the already unhappy brides, and has chosen Abby as the villain.

Roxanne Daly’s blog has finally hit the sweet spot, and her popularity is soaring. With a regular TV spot on the line, she’ll do whatever it takes to impress the network producers. Running point for a horde of angry brides against a hotshot lawyer seems like the perfect plan until her crusade collides with Abby, the woman she hasn’t been able to stop thinking about since she left her in a tropical paradise.

 

FAR FROM THE WORLD WE KNOW

by Harper Bliss
narrated by Charlotte North

How far must you run to escape the past?

Broken from past trauma, Laura heads to small-town Texas, where she crosses paths with sharp-witted Tess. Laura isn’t ready to open up again – but her feelings for Tess are undeniable….

Will Tess be able to get past Laura’s defenses? And will Laura allow herself to love, and live, again? Find out in this powerful new novel by chart-topping author Harper Bliss.

 

SAVOR THE MOMENT

by Dana Piccoli
narrated by Lori Prince

Natalia Chambers is a successful singer/songwriter whose star is on the rise. But Nat has a problem. She can’t seem to write any new music and the pressure is on to write a follow-up to her last record. The fact that her last girlfriend betrayed her and left her with a wounded heart certainly isn’t helping any.

When Nat comes home from her latest tour, she’s ready for some serious R&R. The last thing she expects is a stunning pastry chef named Maddy LaDuke to send her tumbling (literally) head over heels. As Nat spends more time with Maddy she discovers a side benefit – it seems that their romance may hold the key to that serious writer’s block problem.

Just when Nat thinks she’s ready for something big with Maddy, an old flame arrives and tries to burn it all down. Will Nat and Maddy be able to put their hearts on the line and find trust in each other?

 

TIMES LIKE THESE

by Ana McKenzie
narrated by Isabelle Gordon

Merren Hardy is delighted when her thirst for new experiences turns into a holiday job for an attractive older woman. She’s more than happy to be muse, model, assistant, and lover – especially lover – for brilliant and successful Bianca Graves. After all, Merren’s smart with a big-picture view of the world and a practical streak wide enough to deal with Bianca’s difficulties. She’s a problem-solver. Except there’s one problem Merren’s never had to solve before – what happens when you fall in love with a woman who can’t see you properly?

Bianca’s an artist losing her sight, desperate to find a way to continue painting and keep her career and sense of identity. She needs more than a muse, more than a young woman to model for her. She needs someone to reach out and touch her when everything’s going dark – and help her find the way back to her life. Which surely means Merren’s too young, too different, worlds apart in experience. Bianca knows a summer fling at such a difficult time is one thing – but it can’t go any further.

As it turns out, however – there’s more than one way to be blind.

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

WLW & lesbian historical romance & historical fiction (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #6))

 

PROJECT LAUGHTER

Welcome to Project Laughter. At least once a week, hopefully more, I’ll post a guest blog from a lesfic author sharing an embarrassing moment in their lives to help us laugh.

Check out Literally Falling in Love by McGee Mathews for a heart-warming smile. McGee is giving away 1 ecopy of Exceeding Expectations.

Carsen Taite provides chuckles with her Palm Trees, Thai Food, and Rental Cars guest post. Carsen is giving away 1 ecopy of Out of Practice.

And, Panty Raider by Hildred Billings will put a smile on your face. Hildred is giving away 1 ecopy of The One that Ran Away.

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Panty Raider by Hildred Billings

I don’t know about you, but the world seems to be getting pretty (insert your favorite colorful word here) intense. While I like to stay informed, I also like to laugh to deal with stress. And, I need some chuckles these days.

Today, the wonderful Hildred Billings is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Hildred is giving away 1 ecopy of The One that Ran Away. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Hildred.

Panty Raider

If there’s one thing I’m not good at, it’s keeping my embarrassments to myself. As soon as I’ve been emotionally scarred in public or private, I’ve got to tell the whole world. Yeah. It’s a problem. Gimme sympathy! Gimme commiseration! Gimme a laugh so I know we can laugh about it! Yup. That’s me.

Which explains why I had the burning need to write a whole book about my embarrassments with this girl I seriously crushed on in college. My book, The One That Ran Away, is based on a few years’ worth of LiveJournal (did I just blow your mind?) entries from appx. ten years ago. While that book veers off into Pure Fiction territory about halfway through, there are a number of scenes that honest to GOD happened in real life. Such as…

The thong scene.

A bit of background: this was no ordinary girl. This girl was the stuff of young lesbian fantasies. The kind who struck my heart with one look and proceeded to own my soul for the next two or three years. I won’t tell you her exact appearance, since I remain mortified to this day that she will discover this and go, “I know that girl wasn’t right in the head!” I’ve handled a lot of embarrassment in my life, but that would end me.

All you need to know is that she was gorgeous. She was cool. She was effortlessly beautiful whether she was wearing a club dress or a hoodie and jeans. Think of a woman you’ve known whose mere presence made you cry because she was so stupidly awesome. Honey, you didn’t need to know her name, her political affiliation, or even if she was married. All you knew was that she just defined a pivotal moment of your life. Oh, and she barely knows you exist. Of course.

This was that girl. My friends and I called her Hot Chick.

Picture it: the wide, open basement of a college dorm, with only a pool table and a TV to keep you company while you wait for your clothes to be done in the creepy basement laundry room. I don’t remember the day of the week, but I know it was busy as heck. The unwritten rule was that you could empty people’s finished laundry as long as you were respectful about it – leaving it on the floor? No. Very uncivilized. Piling it on top of the machine, taking care that precious cargo like underwear was on top? Yes. Good. Welcome to college.

After my washer finished with my clothes, I faced the obnoxious chore of picking a dryer to empty. Because, of course, they were all full. I picked the one full of women’s clothing because, ew, who the hell wants to touch a college dude’s briefs?

So there I was, gingerly fishing out tube tops, jeans, PJs and… underwear. You try not to think about it. So what if you’re handling some woman’s delicate, lacy thongs? Slap ‘em on top of those jeans and university T-shirts. S’all good, right?

Then, I hear it.

“Oh, hey, that’s mine.”

Now picture it: me, with a fistful of thongs, slowly turning around and beholding H E R.

The girl. The legend. The fantasy. The Hot Chick.

“I… I am so sorry.” Bear with me. I don’t remember EXACTLY what I said, but I definitely remember how it kinda-sorta went. Because it’s embedded into my brain like a season finale cliffhanger from a favorite TV show.

“No worries.” She looked at me, then her (clean! They were clean, thank you!) thongs in my hand. “I can take those so you can finish your laundry.”

Y’all, I never got a date with that girl. I sure as hell never kissed her or slept with her, no matter what the aforementioned novel tries to tell you.

But, by God, I once had a fistful of her thongs in my hand, and I will treasure that moment forever. When I’m not blushing like a schoolgirl at the memory, anyway.

GIVEAWAY

THE ONE THAT RAN AWAY

by Hildred Billings

Ten years ago, Jess Mills crossed paths with Shannon Parker, the most beautiful girl at their liberal arts college. But what Jess assumed  nothing more than a crush on a straight girl soon turned into the night of her dreams senior year.

Then? Nothing. Shannon was gone before graduation.

Shannon bumps into Jess shortly after moving to Portland, a place her ex-boyfriend decided to call home. Both single, and both reeling from post-college life, Shannon realizes that it’s no mere coincidence she’s once again encountered the girl who defined her co-ed years.

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  • Prize:
    1 ecopy of The One That Ran Away

The One That Ran Away Giveaway

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Hildred writes contemporary romance and fantasy, all with a LGBT twist. Her solo romance works bounce between settings, including the USA and Japan, her two homes.

With Cynthia Dane, she writes contemporary billionaire romance starring lesbian and bisexual women. Her favorite themes are identity, aging, culture shock, and what happens after all is “said and done.” Oh, and lots of heavy lovemaking.

Her permanent residence is in Oregon, although her heart and mind are always wandering back to Japan.

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Palm Trees, Thai Food, and Rental Cars by Carsen Taite

I don’t know about you, but the world seems to be getting pretty (insert your favorite colorful word here) intense. While I like to stay informed, I also like to laugh to deal with stress. And, I need some chuckles these days.

Today, the wonderful Carsen Taite is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Carsen is giving away 1 ecopy of Out of Practice. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Carsen.

Palm Trees, Thai Food, and Rental Cars

Believe me, I have plenty of embarrassing moments to share, but since this one happened while I was attending a book event, it seemed the most appropriate even though it has nothing to do with books or writing, but rather the time I developed an aversion to white rental cars.

Years ago, I attended a festival hosted by Bold Strokes Books in Palm Springs. I was accompanied by my wife, Lainey, and our good friend and fellow author, VK Powell. When we arrived at the airport, the rental car company gave us our choice of five different white sedans. I remember remarking that they all looked the same, so we picked the first one we came to on the lot, loaded up our gear, and headed to the hotel. Throughout the week, my offhand remark about the cars became a running joke because every time we exited a store or event venue, and went looking for the car, we had to sound the car alarm to figure out which one was ours.

Aside from the opportunity to mingle with readers and reconnect with good friends, one of the highlights of each of these trips was eating Thai food at Peppers (followed by a quick trip to See’s Candies). We usually dined at Peppers at least twice on every trip, and after a couple of years, upon approaching our table, the waiter would ask if we wanted the usual, starting with the mouth-watering crab Rangoon.

I was craving Thai on the last night, but we had an evening event and didn’t have time for a sit-down meal. We called in our to-go order, and the three of us piled in the ubiquitous white car. Lainey drove, VK rode shotgun, and when we pulled up to the restaurant on Palm Canyon Dr, I jumped out of the back seat and went inside to fetch the food with the understanding they would make the block and come back to pick me up.

I didn’t have to wait long for the food and was back out on the street in a few minutes, scouting for my ride. It was Saturday night and there were a ton of cars driving by. I blame the heavy traffic and the distracting aroma of the spicy food for what happened next.

A white sedan stopped by the curb right in front of me. I grasped the door handle for the back door, but it wouldn’t open. I knocked on the door to let Lainey know to unlock it for me and tried again. Still wouldn’t open. I laughed. We’re all prone to play pranks on each other, so I figured they were jacking with me. I made sure I had a good hold on all the food with one hand and rapped my fist against the window, over and over, pausing only to try the door again to find it still locked.

At this point, I was no longer laughing. Traffic was building up behind the car and the sound of car horns honking made me desperate to gain entrance. Oh, and there was the matter of Rangoon that was surely getting soggy with this unnecessary delay. Not cool. Not cool at all. Finally, I decided to switch from knocking on the back window to the front one, where the driver was seated, and this time I added a yell, “Open the damn door!”

As the words left my lips, I focused on the face looking back at me through the tinted window. The woman’s eyes were wide, and her mouth was open in what appeared to be the beginning of a terrified scream. But most noticeable of all was that she wasn’t Lainey. Or VK. Or anyone else I knew.

At that moment I heard a yell “Over here!” and my head snapped to the right. A few cars down was another white sedan. It took a second for me to recognize Lainey and VK, heads stuck out their respective windows. They were laughing hysterically. I mouthed “I’M SO SORRY” to the stranger who most certainly thought I was trying to carjack her and ran to the correct white car, hopped in, and listened to gales of laughter all the way back to the hotel. They’d watched the entire incident play out, but had been laughing so hard at my attempts to get in the wrong car, they hadn’t been able to muster the strength to holler out to me until I’d almost committed a felony.

I still love Palm Springs and Thai food, but now the first thing I say when I’m renting a car is “tell me what colors you have available.”

GIVEAWAY

OUT OF PRACTICE

by Carsen Taite

Attorney Abby Keane’s vacation is perfect, especially her steamy interlude with a beautiful stranger. But her newfound zen crumbles when her biggest client, a chain of bridal stores, leaves hundreds of brides without dresses. As if reentry isn’t bad enough, a new wedding blogger is doing her best to stoke the anger of the already unhappy brides, and has chosen Abby as the villain.

Roxanne Daly’s blog has finally hit the sweet spot, and her popularity is soaring. With a regular TV spot on the line, she’ll do whatever it takes to impress the network producers. Running point for a horde of angry brides against a hotshot lawyer seems like the perfect plan until her crusade collides with Abby, the woman she hasn’t been able to stop thinking about since she left her in a tropical paradise.

Legal Affairs: one law firm, three best friends, three chances to fall in love.

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Carsen Taite is a recovering lawyer who prefers writing fiction to practicing law because she has more control of the outcome. She is the award-winning author of over twenty novels of romance and romantic intrigue, including the Luca Bennett Bounty Hunter series, the Lone Star Law series, and the Legal Affairs romances.

 

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Literally Falling in Love by McGee Mathews

I don’t know about you, but the world seems to be getting pretty (insert your favorite colorful word here) intense. While I like to stay informed, I also like to laugh to deal with stress. And, I need some chuckles these days.

Today, the wonderful McGee Mathews is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, McGee is giving away 1 ecopy of Exceeding Expectations. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, McGee.

Literally Falling in Love

Back in the day, I worked for a major automotive manufacturing corporation. I was the lone single person in my main crew of friends, and they were dubious of my ability to find “suitable” women to date. On more than one occasion, it was suggested that I present a resume for them to screen my selections. My friends also harassed me about my “rules for dating” and in particular, the one about not dating anyone at work. But I was resolute. I didn’t even look, well, maybe look, but that was it. To add to my duress, my cubicle neighbor took great delight trying to pry out details of my social life. I always replied with some random rule number, sort of like a lesbian Gibbs on NCIS.

My department interacted between development engineering and pre-production mock-ups leading to running changes at the plants. We held weekly conference meetings between our building and several out-of-state production sites regarding the forecasted timing and potential effects of assorted impending changes. The same group of people, more or less, attended the meeting every week.

At the assigned time, I brought my jumbo Diet Coke and pushed through the oak doors. The teleconference room was cutting edge, even if the décor was left from the seventies. The room had several rows of risers covered in orange carpet and walls covered in thick sound-proofing fabric. The matching orange upholstered chairs were arranged behind long tables which all faced a large screen, not unlike Star Trek. I climbed the first two risers and then looked up. At the back table, I spotted someone. A female someone. A cute female someone. A new, cute female someone. The voices in the room disappeared. My vision tunneled to just her image. I was transfixed; however, I had not stopped walking. I caught my left foot in the leg of a table and did a face plant. Totally prone, flat on the floor. My pen launched into the back wall, my notebook skidded to the end of the step and I skinned my knees through my pants. The only shining silver lining was that the lid on my drink held firm.

I popped up as fast as I could, still clutching my aptly named drink tumbler. I collected my notebook and then took a seat. My boss handed me my pen. He had the kind of look on his face that made me wonder if I was headed to HR for drug testing. The meeting dragged on, and finally, back in the safety of my office, I tentatively asked my cubicle neighbor if she thought that the mystery woman might have noticed me. She guffawed and said that she was sure that she saw me, as did everyone in all three satellite offices. My takeaway was that she noticed me!

That’s the day I literally fell for my wife…

GIVEAWAY

EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS
Ladies of Diamond Lake: Book 2

by McGee Mathews

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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.

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    1 ecopy of Exeeding Expectations

EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS GIVEAWAY

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MEET THE AUTHOR

McGee Mathews is the author of women loving women romance. For her contemporary works, she is drawn to blue-collar gals with sass. A Jill of all trades, master of none, McGee has a B.S. in biology and has worked in numerous positions including automotive engineering, facilities maintenance, and teaching. She currently writes full time. McGee has retired from chasing goats but relishes rural life in South Carolina. She counts the days until her wife can retire to begin their travels as RV nomads. Beatles over the Stones. Star Wars over Star Trek.

 

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