The Epic Failed Runaway Attempt by Jazzy Mitchell

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 Jazzy Mitchell is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Jazzy is giving away 1 ecopy of Undertow. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Jazzy.

The Epic Failed Runaway Attempt

My brother and I used to be thick as thieves when we were kids. He was older by two minutes, and our worlds revolved around each other. We did everything together. We played. We told each other every thought and secret. And when one decided to do something, the other twin was expected to agree, no matter how bad the idea.

One Saturday morning, I woke Jay up. I was angry with our mother, and I was determined to run away. I expected him to come with me. It didn’t matter how cold it was outside or not knowing where we would go. Mom wouldn’t let me do anything fun in the mornings, claiming I was too loud. I knew I’d get in trouble if I woke her up again. How was I supposed to know Simon Says was too loud? It was a new game I received on my birthday a few weeks earlier, and I couldn’t play in the room I shared with my older sister since she was still asleep.

I explained how I was going to get a big Hefty trash bag from under the kitchen sink and fill it with my clothes. I’d leave first, and he was to leave five minutes later. Did I mention we were seven years old? Since mom was still asleep, it was the perfect time to leave. Once Jay agreed with the plan, I put it into action.

It was hard to pack my belongings since my sister was sleeping in the room. I was pretty stealthy, though. Her back was to the bedroom door, so I left the bag near it and made several trips from my bureau to the door, arms filled with clothes and a few toys. Once filled, the bag was awkward and heavy. It was as tall as I was. I bumped into the doorjamb on my way out of the bedroom, but my sister didn’t seem to hear it. I made my way down the narrow hallway and stopped at the coat closet. Running away was hard work. After resting for a moment, I donned my puffy jacket and dragged the trash bag to the front door, located in the kitchen. Opening the door, I peeked over my shoulder to make sure no one was watching before pulling the bag over the threshold and balancing it on the top step of the steep staircase. We lived on the second floor of an old Queen Victorian duplex, and I was unsure how I would carry the bag without falling. I pushed the bag down the stairs and watched it bounce to the bottom. Some clothes spilled out, but I figured I’d grab them on my way down the stairs. I closed the door, wincing at the loud sound the deadbolt made as the latch caught, and soon I was out of the apartment.

I made my way down the street, and at the corner I looked around. I decided to walk toward my school since I knew that area. Every few steps I had to stop to rest, but that was okay. I figured I was making good time. I was careful to not let the bottom of the bag catch on any rocks or twigs as I dragged it down the sidewalk. And soon Jay would join me. We’d figure out where to go, and once we got there, we’d be able to play Simon Says whenever we wanted.

Feeling something wet hit my face, I looked up. I was surprised to find it was sleet. I shivered, wishing I had my mittens. They were in the bag, but I’d have to wait to find them. I pulled my coat hood over my head and kept going. Crossing the street was hard since I had to carry the bag over the icy snowbank instead of dragging it. Once I got to the other side, I heard a dog bark at me. It startled me since my hood blocked everything but what was directly in front of me. Resting the bag on my foot, I looked around.

A large German Shepherd barreled toward me, barking. I didn’t know what to do. He was so large. It kept barking while circling around me and sniffing at the bag. “Go away,” I yelled, waving my arms. I shuffled forward and it jumped in front of me, barking again. I reared back, not sure what to do.

The dog bit into the bottom of the bag and dragged it off the sidewalk. It toppled over, half of the clothes falling into a large puddle. “No!” I tried to pull the bag away, but the dog barked at me several times and grabbed my favorite shirt, vigorously shaking its head from side to side before dropping it into the puddle. What could I do? I sat on the curb, head in my hands, feet in the puddle, coat wet from the sleet, hood obscuring my face from anyone, and I cried.

That’s how my mom, brother, and sister found me. And as would be true for anyone with siblings, my epic, failed runaway attempt was a story they loved to tell for years, particularly in large groups.

GIVEAWAY

UNDERTOW

by Jazzy Mitchell

Maggie Ambrose is a fifty-six-year-old career politician who plans to run for president. To kick off her presidential bid and introduce herself to the masses, she’s writing a revealing memoir. Her publisher insists she divulge more than her political pedigree to gain the nation’s attention, but Maggie’s not eager to confess the details of her challenging childhood, complex familial relationships, or her failed first marriage. Will the nation embrace a female lesbian candidate after she opens the door to a painful past?

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Jazzy Mitchell loves to tell stories, one word at a time. Knowing how powerful words are, she enjoys connecting them in different ways. For over thirty years, Jazzy has taught English, law, ethics, and even energy work to foster understanding. Her writing has evolved through poetry, short stories, fanfiction under the name Jazwriter, and novels. Each project has taught her how to integrate what she’s observed. Jazzy likes to write about what she observes. She’s warned loved ones anything they say or do may show up in her next novel. Jazzy’s the author of four contemporary lesbian romance novels: Lost TreasuresMusings of a MadwomanYou Matter, and her newest novel, Undertow.

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: September 29th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors, it would be extremely helpful if you could provide me with your new release details. Here’s the link for how to submit books for the newsletter.

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

LOVE HAPPENS HERE
Series Starters & Short Stories

by Clare Lydon

New to Clare Lydon’s books? Not read her series yet? This boxset is for you! Included are Clare’s best-selling debut novel, London Calling; her hilarious festive romp, All I Want For Christmas; fresh novella, Try Me Again; and an exclusive short story, World’s Greatest.

What can you expect? Oodles of lesbians. Far too much tequila. Laugh-out-loud moments in two of Clare’s best-loved romantic comedies. Over 600 pages of heart-warming romance with all the feels for a bargain price. Get it now!

 

A BREATHLESS PLACE

by Harper Bliss

The date is set. Six months from now, former music icon Isabel ‘Izzy’ Adler will die.

Since she lost her voice ten years ago, Izzy’s been to hell—and hasn’t found her way back. She would rather die than live without the instrument that used to define her.

When journalist Leila Zadeh is brought in to finish her biography, Izzy’s desire to end her life is profoundly challenged. But is the attraction between the two women enough to upend Izzy’s plan?

Best-selling lesbian romance author Harper Bliss brings you a moving story about a woman’s journey from wanting death to choosing life.

Please be aware that this story discusses the topic of suicide which could trigger certain readers.

 

MUTUAL BENEFITS

by HP Munro

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Coming out to your loved ones is stressful, so when Hannah Melville’s family not only accept but celebrate her accidental announcement, it should be a relief. Which it would be, if Hannah was gay.

Ashley West isn’t looking for a relationship. When she’s set up by her mother on a blind date, she’s ready to nip any expectations in the bud. She’s less prepared for her love interest to be straight.

What do you get when you combine a fake relationship with two meddling mothers? A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy that will have you glued to the page!

 

ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID

by Mia Archer

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Amelia lived life one day at a time. Partying all night long and nursing a hangover the next day as a TA was all she wanted out of life.

Then her sister Allison had to go and get engaged, make Amelia Maid of Honor, and throw her together with her worst nightmare: the girl of her dreams.

Stephanie did everything on time and by the book. On the tail end of her residency, she was looking forward to writing her ticket wherever she wanted to go.

Then her best friend Allison had to go and get engaged, make her a bridesmaid, and pair her with a dirty little secret she thought was well in the past.

They have history. They share a naughty secret they’re trying to keep from the world. They have to plan the ultimate bachelorette party, and they have to do it without letting the simmering tension blow up and cause the sort of drama that could transform Allison into a rampaging bridezilla!

No one ever said reuniting with an old fling was easy. Especially when it turns out an old flame is still burning bright after years apart!

 

THE FLAW IN OUR DESIGN

by Monica McCallan

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Olivia Carver’s life in Lake Cabot, New York is simple. That’s how she likes it, even if she can’t stop the town she loves from being overrun by wealthy tourists each summer.

Valerie Maycomb used to summer in Lake Cabot with her family when she was younger, until school and planning for her future became the driving forces in her existence.

A chance meeting at the lake opens up the possibility of a summer romance, with the explicit understanding that it can’t become something more. Olivia’s not built for falling in love, and Val needs to keep her eye on the prize of a successful career. But neither of them can deny the attraction, and summer quickly takes on a life of its own.

 

THE SIMPLE ANSWER
Ember Grove Romances: Book 1

by Lily Seabrooke

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Emily Garrett made a promise: no more forgiving people who hurt her.

But when she moves back to her hometown after graduating college and ends up next door to her best friend’s sister, childhood bully and her first crush, Vanessa Schreier, who is desperate to make amends, she finds that sometimes, the simple answer really is the best one.

Trigger warnings: Childhood bullying, emotional manipulation, references to anti-ADHD ableism.

 

HEAD ABOVE WATER

by Emma Chamberlain & Blythe Stone

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Two teenage girls at a private school somehow find themselves falling in love…

Zoe Davis and Ryan Astor are nothing alike on the outside. Blonde and unpolished, Zoe struggles to fit in with the high-caliber rich crowd at Brentwood High. A scholarship honey, her athletics carry her far. Ryan Astor, on the other hand, has all the money and all the brains, but she can’t seem to overcome her emotional struggles after a brutal year of disappointments and a disastrous summer away.

When a random party lands Ryan in Zoe’s lap, Zoe can’t seem to shake her new addiction to the somewhat shy and obviously beautiful girl.

Trigger Warning : subplot with a teacher / student relationship & light mention of suicidal thoughts.

 

BREAKTHROUGH

by Terri Cutshall

Available in Kindle Unlimited

As a genetics researcher, Alexandria Bennett is confident when it comes to decision making at work, searching for a breast cancer cure, but when it comes to decisions of the heart, not so much. When Alex meets Madison Thornton, a Pharmacist Consultant, looking to settle down and have a family, all the safe and comfortable rules by which her internal compass is governed will be tested. While Alex navigates her heart and desires, outside forces threaten breakthroughs in her research, creating an entirely different kind of fear in her world. Will Alex be able to protect the women she has dedicated her life to helping and be brave enough to let love in?

For mature audiences.

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

HEART SINGS
Heart Series: Book 2

by Luci Dreamer

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What happens when someone from Thomas’ past threatens her and her Rachel’s future?

When the Millers begin a new chapter in their lives, not even a year in the harsh environment of the Klondike could prepare them for the types of obstacles they’ll face. Thomas and Rachel will need to rely on their bond like never before to overcome the threat neither saw coming. Will they be strong enough to weather the storm? And can they trust each other to make the right decisions for their family, even if it might end in heartbreak?

 

SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

UNIDENTIFIED FLYING HOTTIE
Little Green: Book 2

by Kimberly Hart

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Earth has been invaded, and the aliens come in peace. In fact, they want to share their culture. The poet laureate assigned to the planet will take on a human companion, and together they’ll travel the world and write about they see.

Katie is an unremarkable human; she’s barely left her parents’ farm. Although she feels completely unworthy to be chosen for the journey, she vows to do her best – even if it means dealing with an icy yet beautiful alien poet who feels this primitive planet is beneath her.

Can Katie make Grace fall in love with Earth – and melt her heart in the process?

 

THRILLER 

 

INCIDENTS
Carpenter/Harding: Book 11

by Barbara Winkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

No one saw it coming…

Jordan is ready to go back to work after her maternity leave, but an unexpected incident puts a halt to her plans.

Meanwhile, Ellie is assigned to a task force investigating two suspicious deaths in a women’s correctional facility. Even on the sidelines, this temporary assignment proves to be difficult.

More than ever, they have to rely on the strength of their relationship to meet the challenges ahead…

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

CHILDREN OF THE WOLF
The Children of the Wild: Book 2

by Prudence MacLeod

narrated by Bobbi Wilson

For long ages, the Children of the Wolf have managed to remain hidden, but the modern world has found them. Hunted and captured by a criminal mastermind, only a precious few remain free. Helpless to aid their captured kin, they turn to the Vampire king and the saber tooth tiger who serves him for help. However, this demented man may just be too much even for the mighty vampires to overcome.

After a long hunt and a terrible battle, the vampires prevail, but the number of the werewolves are decimated and they need a new home. Will the vampire abandon them now or will he go further and help them find a home, help them assimilate into the new and modern world? Can they overcome their own instincts enough to do so? Only time will tell.

 

THE FIRST LOVE

by Erinne Bates

narrated by Lucy Emerson

When her mom enrolls Calli in an equestrian riding class with a bunch of boys nearly half her age, Calli is miserable…until she realizes there is something different about her instructor, Justine. While young Calli is learning what love is about, Justine goes after her ambitions and promises to return. 20 years after their initial meeting, Calli goes to France to write, knowing that is the last known location she has of Justine, even though she has no idea if she still lives there or how to even find her. Is anyone ever truly free of their first love?

 

BET AGAINST ME

by Fiona Riley

narrated by Melissa Sternenberg

Trina Lee would sell her own mother’s house out from under her if it meant securing a sale, no joke. Her reputation as a ruthless deal closer and her record sales year in Boston’s luxury property market should’ve landed her Realtor of the Year, so when the award goes to new girl rival Kendall Yates, Trina is left speechless. And, okay, turned on.

Kendall made more enemies than friends the night of her big win, but she couldn’t care less. She’s the best, and she has the obnoxious glass paperweight to prove it. This is the edge she needs to escape the shadow of her family’s reputation. When her boss accepts a friendly bet that she can close the holy grail of property deals, she’s not about to fold for anyone. Especially not to overly cocky and annoyingly beautiful Trina. Even if it breaks her heart.

 

GIVEAWAY

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: September 22nd Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors, it would be extremely helpful if you could provide me with your new release details. Here’s the link for how to submit books for the newsletter.

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

FOLLOWING CHANCE

by Baxter Brown

A whirlwind romance…and only the rest of their lives to get over it.

When Kate and Lauren meet in college it’s love at first sight. Unfortunately, the fact that school is almost over is the least of their problems. A roller coaster of emotions and uncertainty causes Kate to leave town, and a heartbroken Lauren, behind.

Fifteen years later, with her ten-year-old daughter in tow, Kate returns to Renfrew hoping to recapture some of the inner peace she found during her college days. She’s stunned when she discovers Lauren has purchased the local coffee shop and has her own ten-year-old surprise.

The two women attempt to avoid one another at all costs. But the incessant pull from the past—and the budding friendship between their daughters—has them on a collision course…to a second chance at love.

 

IT’S IN HER KISS
Midnight in Manhattan: Book 2

by Rachel Lacey

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Two Broadway actresses, one starring role, and a kiss that might turn rivals…into lovers.

Sophie Rindell and Julia Vega have both dreamed of performing on Broadway since they were little girls, and they’ve both worked long and hard to achieve that dream. When they meet at an audition, there’s an immediate connection between them, but there’s just one problem: they’re auditioning for the same role.

As their rivalry heats up, Jules and Sophie fight an attraction that blazes hotter than the spotlight. When the curtain rises on opening night, love might take center stage.

 

COWGIRL 101

by Laina Villeneuve

What Jo Harding loves most about the summer is being able to retreat from annoying humans. Though her friends say she’d be happier with someone sleeping by her side, she insists that all she needs to be happy are her mules, her dog, and a trail into the backcountry. She has absolutely no time to teach the incompetent, if attractive, newcomer.

Daisy Lucero is an eager student from the start. Hired for work in the café, her real dream is to explore the High Sierra wilderness on horseback. While she would love to earn the respect of the handsome woman who inspired her adventure, she may have to settle for pestering her with songs and questions.

In the vast classroom of the California wilderness, each woman finds herself tested. Tests of perseverance for Daisy as she learns to ride, and tests of patience as Jo considers whether life is about more than riding alone.

It doesn’t take either of them long, however, to realize that neither one of them needs a lesson in chemistry.

 

GOODE DEAL
A Goode Girl: Book 5

by J.J. Arias

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When all’s fair in love and real estate, an experienced agent stands to lose more than just a deal. . .When Real Estate Agent Carmela Bravo crosses paths with brand-new Agent Rhiannon Rodriguez and losses a sale to her dirty tricks, Carmela would be happy never to see the girl again. Unfortunately for Carmela, Rhiannon has wormed her way into her agency despite her objections. As they work together, Rhiannon starts to see Carmela in a new light and her crush on the closed-off ice queen snowballs quickly. Can she make up for having gotten off on the wrong foot? Rivals turn to lovers as a battered heart emerges from its frozen prison in this touching, and steamy, lesbian romance.

 

WHEN TO LET GO

by Jo Cox

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When your gran’s getting more action in the spare room than you’ve managed for the best part of a year, something’s going wrong. The trouble is, Adie hasn’t realised that yet.

Even when she meets an attractive plumber who can solve all her obvious problems, she’s still determined to play it safe. After all, Morgan is a bundle of anxiety who wants a fresh start, and it’s far easier to focus on everyone else’s issues than examine your own.

It’s all under control until it’s not under control, and when it turns out Morgan also has a knack for asking difficult questions, Adie’s left wondering what the hell she’s been doing with her life. Whether she’ll have the courage to change anything, though, is another thing entirely.

 

TELL ME YOU LOVE ME
The Shattered by Love Duet: Book 1

by Amanda Kaitlyn

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Phoenix was my kryptonite.

My weak spot.

My indulgence.

After she left me, I was broken beyond repair.

I didn’t think I would ever feel whole, again.

But then she came back.

And all my broken pieces started to piece back together, again.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

UNDERTOW

by Jazzy Mitchell

Maggie Ambrose is a fifty-six-year-old career politician who plans to run for president. To kick off her presidential bid and introduce herself to the masses, she’s writing a revealing memoir. Her publisher insists she divulge more than her political pedigree to gain the nation’s attention, but Maggie’s not eager to confess the details of her challenging childhood, complex familial relationships, or her failed first marriage. Will the nation embrace a female lesbian candidate after she opens the door to a painful past?

 

PASSION’S SWEET SURRENDER

by Ronica Black

Cam Santiago might live in paradise on a private beach in Mexico, but wealth and success mean very little to her after the death of her partner. Now she puts her heart into her friends and family while keeping everyone else at bay. That is, until she runs into a very beautiful but very rude woman in town who turns out to be her new neighbor.

Blake Livingstone is a family physician about to take over her parents’ practice. No one knows about her secret dream of opening her own medical clinic in Mexico. When a friend invites her to stay at their beach house, Blake is keen to check out the area. If only she wasn’t living next door to a woman as beautiful and mysterious as she is impossible.

Cam and Blake are unable to deny their passion for each other, but surrendering to love is a whole different matter.

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

LIX
Lix Club: Book 2

by Emily Hayes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Lauren has been drawn into Quinn’s world of BDSM. Is life as Quinn’s submissive what she really wants?

A sizzling hot Age Gap, Butch/Femme, Dominant/submissive lesbian erotic romance by Emily Hayes

Lix Book 2 is best read as a follow up to Lix Book 1.

Lauren takes a vacation to New York with Quinn to further explore her sexuality and desires within the hot and vibrant New York underground scene. Lauren is excited to learn more about the kink lifestyle but at the same time cautious to see where her new relationship takes her.

Can Quinn overcome the trauma from her past to be a better partner to Lauren?

Is being part of this BDSM world what Lauren really wants?

 

NEGATIVE EXPOSURE
Bijon Basin: Book 2

by Koriana Brackson

Kenzie & Jarrett are happy with their life. They have great friends, successful businesses & reside in a town they adore. They didn’t know anything was missing from their lives until Ripley breezed through the door like a breath of fresh air.

Erotic Romance with themes of Polyamory, BDSM & LGBTQ.  FFM with a focus on the women but the man is portrayed predominantly.

 

EROTICA 

 

PRIDE’S HUMILITY
The Pride Trilogy: Book 3

by TJ Dallas

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Lara is 43 years old now and isn’t as young as she used to be. With more grey hairs and the prospect of Zoe’s parents moving away, the time has come for Lara and Zoe to leave the Cardinal behind. When Lara realises that Harry is more than her boss—she’s been her best friend for 18 years—Lara needs to find the strength to create distance. Her impending mortality ignites her desire to protect Harry from a death she can’t avoid. While Harry deals with Lara’s departure, the Cardinal is brought to a grinding halt when a young boy screams for help. A voice that Harry has only heard once, yet the only voice that can make her forget who she is. Don’t threaten the cub if you can’t defeat the lioness.

Content Warning: 18+, mature content, contains elements of horror.

 

MYSTERY

 

ASSAULT IN ASHEVILLE

by Kate Merrill

When Amanda Rittenhouse feels betrayed by her partner Sara, she flees to the festive mountain town of Asheville, NC with Gina, a predatory stranger with romantic intentions. She intends to explore the bustling art scene for new studio space, but instead runs headlong into a web of intrigue. The elderly potter Carl and the younger painter Ron with whom they stay have tensions and secrets of their own. Are they a gay couple? Does the widow Gladys want to marry Carl for his money, does eccentric Millie want to kill him for his art collection? What about the sinister outsiders—a Chicago gangster, the burly stranger stalking them, and the charming surfer dude with an agenda? Someone has murder on their mind, and Amanda lands squarely in the crosshairs.

While ducking unwanted sexual advances, targeted by the police and trying to stay alive, Amanda is both upset and relieved when Sara arrives in Asheville to try to save their relationship. Together can they solve the deadly mysteries that threaten to destroy both Amanda and her new friends? Can Amanda and Sara reconcile their differences, then survive to enjoy a second chance?

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

FALLING FOR HER

by Margaux Fox

narrated by Jaye Kew

What happens when a mysterious and dangerously attractive stranger comes crashing into a detective’s life?

Lyra is the kind of woman that people look at. Whether they want her or they want to be her. She is dazzling, charming, endlessly smart, and her sharp blue eyes burn through your very soul.

I wanted her. Right away. Even though it was wrong.

What did she want with someone ordinary like me?

What would I do when everything close to me began to fall apart?

 

VEIL OF SILENCE

by K’Anne Meinel

narrated by Lois Ridge

Five years ago, Lieutenant Marsha Gagliano disappeared when her helicopter crashed in Afghanistan. Her wife held out hope for her return, but with no word from the army after all that time, she begins to realize she may have to move on without her.

At the embassy in Kabul, a burqa-clad woman arrives at the gate with two young children in tow. The black-haired, brown-eyed woman looks like an Afghan native, but her American accent belies this. She identifies herself as Lieutenant Marsha Gagliano, all the while keeping a close eye out behind her as though at any moment, someone might jump out and snatch her back.

Questions arise regarding her disappearance and reappearance and the army is suspicious. The children are obviously hers. Has she consorted with the enemy? How will her wife react to these children? Will she be able to accept children she had no part in conceiving?

What is this woman hiding beneath her chador? What secrets lie behind her veil of silence?

 

A STEPPING STONE
Jems & Jamz: Book 7

by Nicole Higginbotham-Houge

narrated by Kris Szczesny

Before Ziggy Johnson was a member of Jems and Jamz, she struggled through several ups and downs in the heart of Chicago. Learn about what experiences brought to to where she is today and how her musical dreams came to fruition.

 

GIVEAWAY

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

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.

Kathy L. Salt provides chuckles with the That’s My Teacher guest post. Kathy is giving away 1 ecopy of I Love You, Nora Whispered.

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


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That’s My Teacher by Kathy L. Salt

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 Kathy L. Salt is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Kathy is giving away 1 ecopy of I Love You, Nora Whispered. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Kathy.

That’s My Teacher

I’m not a club-going kind of person, neither is my wife. But when we were a couple of
18-year olds, dating and had just started university, we lived in Aberdeen. Our group of
friends consisted of a bunch of Scottish and Irish gay boys who I sadly have lost touch with since then. They were a friendly bunch and they managed to drag us out more than once to the different gay clubs that existed, and hopefully still exist, in Aberdeen. It was nice to have a drink and dance with my girlfriend somewhere we felt comfortable.

My major was theology and I recently had started a “gender and religion” class with new
teachers and all. Almost all my teachers were from Germany and the teacher that this story is about is no exception.

I was just minding my own business. Sneaking a kiss from my girlfriend, talking with
friends, sipping on my drink when said girlfriend asked what that “nice, straight, old couple” was doing in a gay bar. I looked and yes, it was my teacher, my female, teacher. In the dark ambience of the club, her short hair and semi-masculine clothes made her look a bit like a man if you didn’t look very closely. She was there with her girlfriend? Wife? Who knows. They were just sitting in the corner, having a drink.

At first I laughed and just told L that it was my teacher and that it’s a she. But as the night went on, the more awkward it got.

We made eye contact and she greeted me and I greeted her. But it was like a reflex, as if she hadn’t connected to where she had seen me before. Most of the night is gone from my memory now. I probably danced in front of her, kissed my girlfriend in front of her, groped my girlfriend in front of her, things that I felt slightly self-conscious about afterwards. However, I felt even more embarrassed from seeing what happened to her and her partner. They had a falling out and my teacher was soon sitting by herself in the corner, the other woman dancing with someone else. If I had been older, I’d probably asked my teacher how she was but 18-year-old me didn’t dare to. It would probably have been inappropriate either way…

The next day, I met her on campus. I’m not sure which one of us blushed harder.

 

GIVEAWAY

I LOVE YOU, NORA WHISPERED

Nora Lakes suffers from post polio syndrome and very low self-esteem. She has spent her entire life in the chaos of her huge family, always feeling less than and without any future dreams. When her sister Martha manages to get her a job at Waterhouse Acre Stables, she can hardly believe it. She had never imagined that anyone would have employed her, damaged as she is. She also never imagined she would meet anybody like Katherine.

Katherine Waterhouse was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. She has a mean streak and doesn’t like people in general. What she does like, is horses. She wants to be a professional rider but growing up in a conservative house where her choices are limited by her sex, Katherine has always been trapped in her role as a woman.

Nora and Katherine – two women with very different backgrounds, drawn to each other with an intensity neither of them are prepared for.

Do they stand a chance?

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Kathy grew up travelling around the world but is now settled with her wife in Sweden. By day she is a primary school teacher, a role she truly loves and with the little spare time she has she enjoys cooking, playing video games and spending time with her family.

CONNECT WITH KATHY L. SALT

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New Lesfic Goodies: September 15th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors, it would be extremely helpful if you could provide me with your new release details. Here’s the link for how to submit books for the newsletter.

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

LOVE TRAUMA
Medic Series: Book 3

by Ruby Scott

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What happens when a connection comes along that makes you question who you are? A sexual awakening? Tara Hunter is a passionate, headstrong doctor, heading up the ER at the prestigious City General Hospital. She is also a divorcee, about to turn fifty and whose only passion in life comes from your work. And then Gabriella Ellis (Gabby) rides into her ER. Gabby is a confident, outgoing, out and proud lesbian with a sharp wit, and a heavy amount of sarcasm. Playing by the rules isn’t Gabby’s forte; something which can land her in hot water but she is talented, compassionate. When the charitable medical programme, offering emergency care for the most disadvantaged comes under threat will they be able to leave their differences behind them to fight for a common goal? What other passions might be released? Slow burn, age gap lesbian medical romance with hot sex scenes, where appropriate.

 

LOVE IN FOCUS
Love Stories: Book 9

by Ellie Spark

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Professional photographer, Shayne Granger, is overcome with shock and grief when her girlfriend of two years ends their relationship without warning. Not only does the break-up devastate her personal life, but her professional life is also left in tatters.

Amber Knight has worked at In Focus Photography as an assistant for the last six months. The moment she entered the studio, she was immediately attracted to both the job and her boss. However, it has become a daily battle to hide her disappointment at the lack of recognition for who she really is—a first-rate photographer, and more importantly an attractive, intelligent, and available woman.

Forced to work closely together to save In Focus, Shayne finally sees Amber in a different light. Sparks fly. But with the return of Shayne’s controlling and manipulative ex, is there any hope of a future between these two women, or will their chance at happiness be destroyed for good?

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

BET AGAINST ME

by Fiona Riley

Trina Lee would sell her own mother’s house out from under her if it meant securing a sale, no joke. Her reputation as a ruthless deal closer and her record sales year in Boston’s luxury property market should’ve landed her Realtor of the Year, so when the award goes to new girl rival Kendall Yates, Trina is left speechless. And, okay, turned on.

Kendall made more enemies than friends the night of her big win, but she couldn’t care less. She’s the best, and she has the obnoxious glass paperweight to prove it. This is the edge she needs to escape the shadow of her family’s reputation. When her boss accepts a friendly bet that she can close the holy grail of property deals, she’s not about to fold for anyone. Especially not to overly cocky and annoyingly beautiful Trina. Even if it breaks her heart.

 

THE HOLIDAY DETOUR

by Jane Kolven

Sometimes it takes everything going wrong to make you see how right things are.

Dana Gottfried is a stressed-out Jewish lesbian who’s just quit her job and wants to get home to see her grandmother. When her car breaks down in Indiana on Christmas Eve, Dana is stranded—until she’s rescued by Charlie, a pig farmer who doesn’t identify as male or female. Although they come from different worlds, Dana is intrigued by Charlie’s sense of humor and kindness. Despite her better judgment, Dana says yes when Charlie offers a ride.

But the journey home is paved with detours. From car accidents to scheming ex-girlfriends to a snowy and deserted Chicago Loop, everything that could go wrong on their road trip does, but it leads Dana on a path of self-discovery that just might end in love.

 

TOO HOT TO RIDE

by Andrews & Austin

Hot-tempered and outspoken Rae Starr came home to the Oklahoma prairie, bought a ranch, and started a riding school with her partner who subsequently left her for another woman. Rae has a history of the things she loves leaving her, so she’s not very trusting.

Meanwhile, the ranch next door just changed hands for the fifth time, and the new owner, Jane Barrow, is a world famous cutting horse champion and industry legend who, rumor has it, won the ranch in a poker game. Jane is all glitz and charisma, in addition to being knockdown sexy in the way she moves, talks, and rides. Everywhere she goes, people flock to her.

Rae is determined not to get involved with this womanizing gambler. Jane is determined she will. But neither ever thought their relationship would become an incendiary love affair.

 

LAST RESORT

by Angie Williams

Katie Fausch is content with her single life in San Francisco. When her lovingly pushy family surprises her with a weeklong trip to a singles getaway humorously named Last Resort, Katie only agrees to go if they promise not to nag her about her love life for a year.

Rhys Morgan is a true romantic at heart. She knows there’s more to life than work and wants to find someone to spend hers with. When she discovers that a local resort for singles is having a “lesbian week,” she has to give it a try.

Amid the sand and saltwater of Last Resort, Katie and Rhys endure the enforced dating of total strangers, group socializing where everything that can go wrong actually does, and must answer the ultimate question: What happens if you meet the girl of your dreams but she isn’t looking for a happily ever after?

 

JUST ONE TASTE

by CJ Birch

Frustrated with small town life, Hayley moves to the city only to get fired and lose her apartment all in the same day. Desperate, she takes a job as a short order cook in a quaint diner. Now she just has to find a place to live and learn how to cook.

Lauren manages Greta’s Diner the same way she manages everything in her life, with calm and order. All that changes the moment Hayley walks through the door. She’s loud, opinionated, wild, and completely alluring. When Lauren finds out that Hayley’s been sleeping in the diner, she makes a decision that will change both their lives forever.

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

LEVELED

by Serena J. Bishop

Perse is thrilled with an offer to teach at a university. Now, her only worry is managing her anxiety. However, that changes once she meets a science professor. Stef is cute, quick-witted, and a touch neurotic. When Perse declines her romantic advances because it is imperative that she focuses on her new job, Stef explains she has a relationship system that consists of six levels, which will ensure perfect compatibility before marriage. It’s casual, slow, and, really, what are the odds of getting to level six? Perse is amused, yet intrigued by Stef’s analytical approach, but logic only goes so far. History has taught Perse that nothing good comes out of falling in love.

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

BLOOMING IN THE SUN
Nicolette & Dorothea: Book 2

by Lara Kinsey

The Riviera is vast and full of secrets.

Dorothea has spent two years as Headmistress Smythe-Barney, and she deserves a summer vacation. Now she’s hungry for her own legacy, and there’s no better place than Italy for an amateur linguist to learn more tongues.

Madame Nicolette Laurent is growing older, bien sûr, and the chance to make her mark on the Riviera is not to be missed. Can our uprooted lovers find a place to bloom?

 

FANTASY

 

WHISPERING WILDWOOD

by Emma Sterner-Radley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Korinne Woodsorrow is trapped. Not only at her parents lumbermill but also in a village where she’s shunned. Worse than that, she’s stuck sacrificing the life she wants for the person she loves.

Next to the lumbermill looms the deadly Whispering Wildwood, with its magical creatures and mystical plants. The wildwood is not to be spoken of and not to be entered.

Yet, when disaster strikes, Korinne has to take her brother–who is all muscles and heart but not much brain–with her into the wildwood on a death-defying quest. Guided by a dashing rogue of a pirate and hunted by mysterious monsters, this quest soon goes deeper into a world of fairytales, danger, and wonder.

Korinne quickly has to figure out who and what to trust. As well as her new future, her sexuality, and of course – what happens if a quest changes into something completely different while you’re on it?

 

FANTASY ROMANCE

 

LADY OF STONE

by Barbara Ann Wright

Lady Sylph’s only concerns should be inheriting her title, marrying well, producing an heir, and lording it all over the peasantry. It’s what her father insists upon, and she never knew she needed anything or anyone else until her magic comes, an ability her class is not supposed to possess.

Thana never coveted the title of monarch’s pyradisté because her knowledge exceeds her ability. She hopes the royals will never depend on her, but then the palace’s pyramids go haywire. On top of that, a beautiful, spoiled noblewoman needs her help to conceal a new power.

Could Sylph’s ability and Thana’s magical mystery be related to a new kind of crystal being smuggled into the kingdom or a possible pyradisté coup? They’ll have to work together and overcome their biases, admit their feelings, and maybe surrender to their fierce desire before time runs out.

 

BROKEN REIGN
The Odium Trilogy: Book 2

by Sam Ledel

Jastyn Cipher hated the royal family until she met Princess Aurelia. But the princess continuously surprises her, like when she unexpectedly joins Jastyn on a dangerous and harrowing journey to find the cure for Jastyn’s ailing sister.

Princess Aurelia Diarmaid knew she was meant for more than a life trapped inside the castle in the Kingdom of Venostes. But she never anticipated the price of her freedom would be the tragic death of her brother at the hand of their closest friend.

Fate brought Jastyn and Aurelia together, but their budding relationship is tested as obstacles both fae and human stand between them and the cure they desperately seek. Will their new love be enough to carry them through what lies ahead?

 

SUPERNATURAL ROMANCE

 

CLEO AND PETRA
Book 5

by Scott Kujawa

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Cleo and Serissa take a road trip to Chicago.

While taking a road trip from Rochester to Chicago, Cleo and Serissa experience terrors until they reach the city. Once they arrive at the Field Museum, the two fight their way to the storage room where Serissa’s relics are stored. As magic rages across the world, Cleo is reunited with Petra. Cleo meets Wren for the first time.

The reunion of the twins is filled with happiness and tears before the group flees Chicago to return to Rochester. Cleo and Petra know there is one final task they have to complete together.

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

LONGING FOR YOU
A Wild for You Novel: Book 2

by Jenny Frame

Alexis Villiers’s best friend, the Principe of the Debrek clan, is newly bonded to Amelia, and Alexis hasn’t felt so alone for centuries. No longer her leader’s closest confidante, Alexis has to face the ever growing longing she has for the Debrek housekeeper, Katie Brekman.

Katie is enjoying her new role as head housekeeper for the Debreks. All she has to worry about is the moody, bad tempered Alexis. Katie has no idea why Alexis dislikes her so much, or why she has refused to feed from her. Certainly Amelia’s theory that Alexis is attracted to Katie couldn’t possibly be true. Katie can’t imagine her showing any kind of emotion, let alone attraction.

When Katie is attacked amid a burgeoning vampire-witch war, Alexis is set to go against everything her clan believes in. Forced to face her longing for Katie, she is torn between opening her heart to a human and abandoning her clan when they need her the most.

 

ENCHANTED HUNT
Midnight Hunters: Book 8

L.L. Raand

Sylvan forms an alliance with the neighboring Snowcrest wolf pack after an attack on Snowcrest by creatures from beyond the veil, and sends a cadre of warriors to aid in training the Snowcrest soldiers to defend against the next attack. Trent, one of Sylvan’s lieutenants, understands her duty, but can’t deny the primal call of another Were, even if Zora is the Alpha of the Snowcrest Pack and any relationship between them risks inter-Pack war. When Sylvan receives an unexpected summons—couched in the form of an invitation to parlay—from Cecelia, Queen of Faerie, she decides to cross into Faerie despite Drake’s misgivings and against the advice of her war council. The Timberwolf stronghold has never been breached, but this time the enemy is shielded by dark magic and no one is safe.

A Midnight Hunters novella.

 

SPACE OPERA

 

ACCEPTABLE LOSSES
Black Flag: Book 5

by Rachel Ford

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay its price.

When the Black Flag is ambushed en route to a rendezvous, privateers Katherine Ellis and Captain Magdalene Landon find themselves fighting a losing battle against a superior force. And when they need them most, the Union is nowhere to be found.

But there’s more afoot than overtaxed lines and being in the wrong place at the wrong time. To the admiralty, a handful of privateers is a small price to pay for victory.

As Katherine and Magdalene discover that their plight might not be a product of happenstance after all, they determine to live long enough to get answers. Because losing the Black Flag might be acceptable to the brass, but they’re not willing to die as pawns.

 

MYSTERY

 

MONEY CREEK

by Anne Laughlin

All Clare Lehane wanted was a new start. When her problem with pills costs her her job in Chicago, she moves to Money Creek in rural Illinois to take up her legal career in a small firm and remake her life. But old habits die hard, and she soon finds a drug dealer, Henry, who turns out to be the son of her new boss. Henry blackmails Clare into helping him launder drug money, but his plans don’t stop there: he intends to make her part of his cartel.

Everything changes when Clare goes to a party with Henry and his associates. While she’s in the bathroom, the rest of the party is ambushed and killed. She flees the scene of the crime and calls in the murders anonymously. If anyone finds out she was there and saw the killer as they were leaving, she’d lose everything—the job she loves, her law license, and especially her burgeoning relationship with Freya Saucedo, a member of the local drug task force.

Clare is living a lie that runs deep, and telling the truth may come at a devastating price.

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

 

NOT MY CHOICE
Femme Protectors Series: Book 3

by Aria Storm

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The former ghost girl is minding her own business and listening to a supporter of her friends speak when she spots a would-be assassin amidst the sea of innocent faces.

Jamie is just returning form thirteen months of intensive training and a period of fieldwork with MI5 over in London, England. Just as her plane lands, she hears that the terrifyingly attractive and deadly girl she dares not speak her crush to has been injured in an assassination attempt.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

THE LAST FIRST TIME
A Norfolk Coast Investigations: Book 3

by Andrea Bramhall

narrated by Henrietta Meire

When Gina Temple decides to go Christmas shopping for her girlfriend, Detective Sergeant Kate Brannon, in the Norfolk town of King’s Lynn, it seems like an easy enough task.

If only life were that simple.

A split-second event, months in the planning, tips their safe world upside down.

In this twisting lesbian thriller, Kate’s subsequent investigation leads her down the rabbit hole, where innocent people are targets, and has repercussions that will reverberate for a long, long time.

Meanwhile, as the two women grow closer, things get even more complicated. Life seems determined to throw obstacles in their path.

Will things ever feel normal again?

 

CHANGES STILL TO COME
Taylor & Kaitlyn: Book 2

by Leslye Marks

narrated by Lori Prince

To say that life has taken a huge turn for Taylor Ables and Kaitlyn Collins would be an understatement. They’ve faced more than a few challenges, but they’ve been blessed to have lots of love and support along the way. And, the support has often come from the most unlikely places.

Together they’ve learned that some people are blessed to have a loving, supportive family that they are born into, while others create that family from the people who come into their lives when they need them the most. But, no matter how that family is created, some bonds will never be broken. Follow this group of friends and family as they grow and work together, no matter what challenges get tossed their way.

Sometimes things come at you from out-of-the-blue when you least expect them, but there really is truth to the old saying that what doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger.

 

ALWAYS MORE
Sports Series: Book 1

by Nicole Pyland

narrated by Amanda Dolan

Everly Holman is between an internship and, hopefully, finding her dream job when she finds an online listing she thinks will be perfect for her. As a relatively new sports psychologist, she’s worried she won’t find the right place for herself. When she applies for a job with the Los Angeles Legends, the professional women’s volleyball team, she finally feels at home.

Wyatt Wicked is the number one volleyball player in the world. She could play in any professional league and had played in many during her career. When the US starts the first professional women’s league, she’s eager to play on her home soil and finally do the thing she loves most in her home country.

Wyatt’s not one to trust psychology in sports. But when she meets Everly Holman, Wyatt not only starts trusting the woman to help improve her game, she also sees Everly as much more than the team doctor. Unfortunately for her, Everly might not be willing to risk her career over their growing feelings. As they both work to establish the fledgling league, they discover that, sometimes, falling in love is worth the possibility of losing everything.

 

GIVEAWAY

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 

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.

Scarlett Knight provides chuckles with the My Cringeworthy Typo Blunder guest post. Scarlett is giving away ecopies of The Neon Fishnets Series

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


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My Cringeworthy Typo Blunder by Scarlett Knight

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 Scarlett Knight is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Scarlett is giving away ecopies of The Neon Fishnets Series. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Scarlett.

My Cringeworthy Typo Blunder

Over a decade ago, I worked for a couple of years as a high school English teacher, which was as challenging a job as it was rewarding. I was in charge of educating the rowdy but loveable 9th graders. Each day brought new enlightenment to my life. As much as I taught the teenagers, I was constantly learning, myself.

Take for example the pronoun worksheet. It wasn’t part of the required curriculum; however, my students were showing a need to learn the information, so I put together a worksheet on pronouns from scratch. I remember being dog tired that evening when I typed up the different sections of the mini-lesson on my laptop at home. At the top of the page was a lesson on first person pronouns, then one on second person pronouns, and at the bottom of the page, one on third person pronouns. I gave examples and discussed how and when they were used. Yawning, I saved the document and printed it out. I’d make the 125+ copies up at school using the heavy-duty printer in the morning.

The next day, with my freshly printed stack of copies, I entered the classroom, ready to present this information that I’d proudly added to our daily lesson. I was surprised to find that my students were acting unusually well-behaved. Would this be one of those rare days that I would be able to get through to them? To begin the day teaching without classroom management drama? Who was I to question the small blessings in life? I handed out the worksheet to each row, and the students passed them to the person behind them until all worksheets were dispersed. I took my place at the front of the class, feeling really good about the day’s good-mannered vibe. Little did I know, there would be a classroom disruption after all, and it would come in the form of my worksheet.

I had the students read along with me and repeat after me as I read. “First person pronouns: I, me, we.” They parroted obediently, and I continued on with the lesson, going through each line until I got to the section on third person pronouns.

The worksheet should have read “he, she, and it.” Unknown to me at that point, I had accidentally created a typo and had added an extra “sh” to the beginning of the word “it.” This created an entirely new word…

And I didn’t realize it until I, along with the entire class, set eyes on the innocent pronoun-turned-curse-word. I stopped dead cold before pronouncing it for all to hear.

“Oh, no,” I muttered.

I sensed the shift in energy in the room almost immediately. Some students started to snicker. Others proudly went ahead and read the typo aloud. Others got really quiet, perhaps feeling the mortification that was radiating from me.

“Sorry, that was a typo,” I said calmly, my face hot as I tried to hide my embarrassment and do damage control before I lost their focus. “Please change that. Just take a pen and change that word to the word ‘it.’”

So much for my well-behaved class. After that, I was hard-pressed to harness their full attention like I’d had at the beginning of class. Before moving forward with the lesson any further, I grabbed the stack of worksheets that would go to the other class periods later, and instructed my teacher’s aide to go back and scribble out the typo. While he did as told (grinning a sly grin), I did my best to keep a straight face and professionally continue on with the activity as I inwardly kicked myself.

Moral of the story? Always double check your work, especially if you’re working with teenagers! Lucky for me, my students and I had good enough rapport that they didn’t make a big deal of it. But you can bet that I never made that mistake again on any future worksheets!

GIVEAWAY

BREAKING THE CHAINS
The Neon Fishnets: Book 2

by Scarlett Knight

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The Neon Fishnets’ lead guitarist, Raina Emerson, returns home from rehab a changed woman. Embarking on rock star life as a clean and sober musician isn’t easy, especially since Raina has been the band’s notorious party girl for the past decade, but she is totally up for the challenge. With a new album topping the charts, a tour coming up, and her band mates providing their love and support, everything is moving along perfectly.

That is, until a different kind of temptation enters her life in the form of a beautiful woman named Lara Thompson. Complicating things even further is the fact that Raina and Lara have a history, a shared dark past that Raina isn’t ready to confront.

Possible trigger warning includes dealing with grief over the long-ago tragic death of a friend.

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Scarlett Knight is a Texas native who enjoys being creative in a number of ways besides writing, including taking amateur nature photos with her iPhone at nearby parks, listening to movie soundtracks while coloring in her adult coloring books, and happily wandering around the local Dallas/Fort Worth art museums. She also has a passion for de-cluttering and organizing, but she also loves letting loose at live concerts of all musical genres. She loves to travel, both around Texas and also to far away cities and countries for new adventures. A shameless foodie, she spends her weekends wining and dining at her favorite restaurants and delights in discovering new places to eat. Last but not least, she is the proud mom to a senior dachshund, which will always and forever be her special fur-baby.

CONNECT WITH SCARLETT KNIGHT

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New Lesfic Goodies: September 8th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors, it would be extremely helpful if you could provide me with your new release details. Here’s the link for how to submit books for the newsletter.

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

WRONG NUMBER, RIGHT WOMAN

by Jae

Shy butch Denny has a simple life as a cashier who helps raise her niece. Then she gets a wrong-number text from a stranger named Eliza, asking her for dating advice.

Eliza, the queen of disastrous first dates, finds an instant connection with Denny that makes her question everything…like just how straight she really is.

A slow-burn lesbian romance with likable characters and low angst.

 

SEALED WITH A KISS
Lesvos Island: Book 1

by Sam Skyborne

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Jacquie Lyon left the island as a teenager… crushed with a broken heart. Now, 20 years later, she has the opportunity to go back. Will she return, and risk opening those old wounds?

Dorothy Rowland has been a conscientious mother and teacher her whole life, always doing ‘the right thing’. Now, in her later years, when faced with a final chance at love, will she take it?

 

BREAKING THE CHAINS
The Neon Fishnets: Book 2

by Scarlett Knight

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The Neon Fishnets’ lead guitarist, Raina Emerson, returns home from rehab a changed woman. Embarking on rock star life as a clean and sober musician isn’t easy, especially since Raina has been the band’s notorious party girl for the past decade, but she is totally up for the challenge. With a new album topping the charts, a tour coming up, and her band mates providing their love and support, everything is moving along perfectly.

That is, until a different kind of temptation enters her life in the form of a beautiful woman named Lara Thompson. Complicating things even further is the fact that Raina and Lara have a history, a shared dark past that Raina isn’t ready to confront.

Possible trigger warning includes dealing with grief over the long-ago tragic death of a friend.

 

THE UNEXPECTED DREAM
Sports Series: Book 3

by Nicole Pyland

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Mia Landis was so close to being an Olympian. Instead, she watched the Tokyo Olympics and her would-be-team from home with her one-year-old daughter. When Mia heard about a serious professional softball league starting up in the US, she thought it would be crazy to try out. After being convinced, though, she gave it a shot and ended up moving her entire life across the country.

Skylar Donahue lived for the game. Softball had been her entire world until an injury took away her shot to play in the Olympics. She resigned herself to coaching until she heard about a new league starting up. When she made the local team, she had no idea that a new woman in town would completely change her entire world.

Both women dreamed of representing their country in the Olympics. Neither of them thought their lives would take the turn they’d taken. But if they can see past what they thought their lives would be, and look at where they ended up, they might find a whole new dream; one that could last a lifetime.

 

FINDING FAMILY
Your Way Series: Book 2

by Jamey Moody

Available in Kindle Unlimited

How many life changing events can a brand new relationship stand?

Erin Evans is hoping the fourth time’s the charm in her quest to have a baby. At forty-one she’s out of time and doing this on her own. She knows the odds of finding her happily-ever-after are slim, but she wants to be a mother more than anything.

A semi-flirtatious conversation with a tall, fit, dark-haired woman in the waiting room of her fertility clinic gives Erin pause, which she attributes to hormones until she comes out of her procedure to find the alluring Desi Shaw still waiting.

What Desi does next surprises them both…

 

SOLACE
Love and Second Chances: Book 1

by Cailee Francis

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Lindsay:

Two years after my divorce I’m ready to push through the pain. I didn’t expect to cross paths with Rae—in a chat room of all places. She was my first love, who I met in college. Ten years ago, I walked away from us at a time when she needed me. My first instinct is to run—it would be too easy to fall in love again.

Rae:

Real love has evaded me since Lindsay, my first love and the girl I left behind. It’s been a string of friends with benefits—I give my body but never my heart. The girl I loved is now a woman with a broken heart and everything in me yearns to coax her back to life. That’s why I’m inviting her to stay with me in Ireland.

 

ALWAYS IN MY HEART

by Samantha Hicks

What do you do when you are in love with your best friend’s wife? Haze Evens is pleased Gabby Turner has everything she wants, expecting her first child, and happy in her marriage. Even though it breaks her heart she has it with someone else, her best friend Nicole.

Everything changes when Gabby turns up one night needing a place to stay. As they spend time together, their mutual attraction blossoms, but neither are willing to cross that line.

Tension between Gabby and her wife increase when the baby arrives, leaving Gabby with a traumatic choice, her child or Haze. Not willing to give up either, she decides to fight Nicole in any way she can.

This is a story about unrequited love, betrayal, and finding your soul mate. Can the heart really have it all?

 

DOUBLE LIFE
The Intern: Book 1

by Scarlett Grace

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When the one with power is not the one in charge.

A Powerful CEO – the ice queen in her office but a submissive at night.

A Trivial Interns – a little nobody during the day, but when the night comes, she is the one with power.

Two identities, two parallel worlds. A discrete life full of lust and desires.

All comes to an end when the two women cross paths.

The book contain submissive and dominatrix activity.

 

EROTICA

 

PRIDE AND THE STRANGER
The Pride Trilogy: Book 2

by TJ Dallas

Sexy meets romantic as Lara and Zoe take their relationship to the next level. Unfortunately, our sinful women aren’t so lucky. A weekend in Brighton turns dark after a horrific truth is uncovered that will change Harry’s life forever, forcing her to make a heartbreaking decision that could tear her and Althea apart. Faced with an impossible choice, nothing will ever be the same again.

All sexually explicit scenes are f/f only and completely consensual, however the story line contains sensitive issues that deal with the aftermath of rape trauma. The rape is NOT graphic; only hinted at for story line purposes.

 

MYSTERY

 

FAIR GAME
Sequel to Payback

by Charlotte Mills

What’s a retired cop to do when her lover is being targeted? Ex-Detective Chief Inspector Helen pulls on her boots again in this lesbian mystery. She uses her old police skills to play bodyguard to Lexi and kick over clues. As the incidents keep piling up, Helen starts to wonder if one of her old enemies is behind it all.

A sequel to Payback, this exciting thriller will keep you on your toes.

 

YA MYSTERY / ROMANCE

 

ME INSIDE

by Martha Miller

Me Inside is a-true-to-life story with a broad appeal. It’s a family drama, speckled with just a touch of romance/coming out (but not angst-y) of mystery/intrigue.

It begins when Jeannie Baker’s mother abandons her at a very young age, which turns out to be the best thing that ever happened to her. She’s left alone with a father who provides a good childhood for her, with all the things she needs, from blue jeans that fit, to a hot breakfast, and to the steady and dependable life she’s never had. Then when Jeannie is fifteen years old, a high school basketball star, with good friends and a happy future, her father is murdered…

 

GENERAL FICTION

 

THE CURE

by Sandra Freeman

Danielle “Dany” Divito fell deeply in love at first sight with the mysterious Anita da Silva when she walked into a bar in a small French village. After a year of pining escalated into a few nights of desperate passion, Dany lost Anita, who disappeared back to the United States and was later tragically murdered by her ex-husband. Trying to recover from this devastating loss, Dany returns to France, retracing her steps as she lays memories of Anita to rest. Instead of a solo journey, though, Dany meets a young man operating a private hotel called El Paradiso, a retreat for those in confusion about themselves and their place in a society that imposes labels they reject. Andy carefully selects his guests; the one requirement is that they believe in love. Dany came back to France to forget a disastrous affair, but she is about to open her heart and mind to an experience she never expected.

Trigger warning: There is brief discussion of a murder that has taken place but no graphic details.

 

THE OUTLAW’S ENIGMA

by C.A. Clemmings

As soon as Isabelle Bartley could, she left behind the life created by her mother and Jamaican drug kingpin stepfather – the secrets, the violence, the constant anxiety. Running a guesthouse in a secluded backwoods New Jersey town brought her much-needed peace. Then the mysterious and alluring Victoria Harper blows into town, bringing chaos in her wake. Isabelle gets wrapped up in Victoria’s sordid tales and twisted family history of crime and vigilantism. When Victoria must travel to Turkey to rescue a friend and they lose contact, Isabelle chases after her.

Along the turquoise waters of the Bosporus Strait, Isabelle again plunges into a shrouded and clandestine underworld – this time to be with the woman she loves while running for her life.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

TRUE NATURE
Shape-Shifter: Book 4

by Jae

narrated by Abby Craden

CEO Rue has no idea that her adopted son Danny is a wolf-shifter or that his beautiful tutor Kelsey isn’t there to teach him algebra.

When Danny runs away, the race is on to find him before his first transformation. In the frantic search, Kelsey and Rue unexpectedly find something else: each other.

A gripping lesbian paranormal romance about family bonds and being true to yourself.

 

ENCHANTED HUNT
Midnight Hunters: Book 8

by L.L. Raand

narrated by Keira Grace

Sylvan forms an alliance with the neighboring Snowcrest wolf Pack after an attack on Snowcrest by creatures from beyond the veil and sends a cadre of warriors to aid in training the Snowcrest soldiers to defend against the next attack. Trent, one of Sylvan’s lieutenants, understands her duty but can’t deny the primal call of another Were, even if Zora is the Alpha of the Snowcrest Pack and any relationship between them risks inter-Pack war. When Sylvan receives an unexpected summons – couched in the form of an invitation to parlay – from Cecilia, Queen of Faerie, she decides to cross into Faerie despite Drake’s misgivings and against the advice of her war council. The Timberwolf stronghold has never been breached, but this time the enemy is shielded by dark magic and no one is safe.

 

A FAN TO REMEMBER
Jems & Jamz: Book 5

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

narrated by Kris Szczesny

When Spike takes over the band’s public relations, she is suddenly knee-deep in fan mail, and much to Jemma’s dismay, she spends most of her time on her new position. However, when threatening e-mails begin to come in from Fangirl38, Spike finds herself at odds, and before she knows it, the whole band is caught up in a mixture of suspense and terror.

 

TOP OF HER GAME

by M. Ullrich

narrated by Keira Grace

Kenzie Shaw is the most sought-after rookie in women’s major league soccer, but her life changes forever when she’s drafted in her home state of New Jersey. After all, it’s not every day you get a chance to play alongside your idol and the woman you’ve crushed on for years.

Sutton Flores has soccer in her blood. Her father raised her to play, her brothers pushed her even harder, and her coaches shaped her into a superstar athlete. Despite her success, Sutton never lost sight of what matters most – her family, friends, and the woman she’s dating – even if most of her relationships fizzle out as quickly as they start.

Kenzie and Sutton’s chemistry as teammates quickly escalates to undeniable attraction off the field, but when allegations of sexual harassment rock the team and their relationship, they must decide if they’re willing to sacrifice their dreams for love. Are they destined to last, or are they players in a game set to lose?

 

PHOENIX

by Prudence MacLeod

narrated by Cassandra Arnold

Earth and Eladia are being invaded by a race of destroyers. Only one hope remains for either world to survive, the goodwill of a madwoman, his daughter. Can Charles Carter convince her to help or will she even care?

 

GIVEAWAY

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 


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New Lesfic Goodies: September 1st Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors, it would be extremely helpful if you could provide me with your new release details. Here’s the link for how to submit books for the newsletter.

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

HEART OF ICE

by TB Markinson & Miranda MacLeod

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What happens when the one person who makes your heart sing is also the one person who could destroy everything you’ve worked for?

Laurie “the Hatchet” Emerson is a ruthless leader in Boston finance who’s rumoured to have a block of ice where her heart should be. If only. Recently widowed, Laurie fears she’s broken beyond repair, until a once-in-a-lifetime business deal reignites her passion for work and gives her a shot at proving to the world she still has some life left in her.

Jack Kennedy is a young portfolio manager who aspires to greatness. Unfortunately, she’s so many rungs down the corporate ladder she can’t even scrape up enough money to move out of her mother’s apartment. Her luck changes when her work ethic is finally rewarded with the job opportunity of her dreams.

A blizzard forces their worlds to collide, but what was meant to be a no-strings night of passion becomes more complicated when they both arrive at the office the next morning to discover they each spent the night with the one person in the city who could crush their futures.

Together, they just might hold the keys to everything they’ve ever wanted, but the difference in their ages and positions could spell the end of their careers. Will the ice queen and the protégé find happiness together or lose everything?

 

RED WINE AND MINT CAKE
Red Bush and Lemon: Book 2

by Alysia D. Evans

Available in Kindle Unlimited

It had only taken Lucy two weeks to fall in love with Jaz. She had shown Lucy what love truly was and saved her from an abusive husband. But living away from her home town is making Lucy feel insecure. She needs more of Jaz’s time and attention to help her find a way through her new life.

But Jaz is merrily enjoying her days, busy working, helping out her family and coming home to the love of her life. Jaz doesn’t realise that she and Lucy have problems, and through her actions is repeatedly letting Lucy down. Causing their relationship to fall from wonder to despair.

Will the two of them be able to reconcile and re-align their lives to take on the challenges the future may bring.

 

EVERYTHING WE NEVER WANTED

by Sienna Waters

Available in Kindle Unlimited

You can’t always get what you want.

In the space of five months, Alex Blakely has gone from party-girl traveler who never wanted to settle down, to house-owner and guardian to seven-year-old Libby. The responsibility terrifies her, she never wanted this.

In the course of a year, Kat Stein has gone from happily married second-grade teacher, to divorced, broke and hanging onto her job by a thread. The loss of her perfect life is devastating, she never wanted this.

And when travel-crazed hippy meets disciplined, strait-laced teacher, it’s hate at first sight. Alex and Kat couldn’t be more different, and neither is exactly living her best life. Until a rigged school election, a painful accident in the woods, and the re-appearance of Libby’s mysterious father mean that the two are reluctantly bound together…

Getting everything you ever wanted is hard enough. But getting everything you never wanted? That’s a whole lot trickier…

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE / ROMANCE

 

BARBED WIRE

by Erin Wade

Erin Wade’s historical lesbian novel is set in West Texas where cattle & oil were king and men were masters of their fate. A woman didn’t have a chance of making it in the straight shooting, fast riding, hard drinking world of the Texas cowboy or did she? A novel about a love so forbidden it wasn’t even whispered. A heroine so unlikely she wasn’t believed. Wade’s newest novel scorches the Texas badlands and runs over hearts like a herd of Texas Longhorns. This action-packed thriller will remind you why Erin Wade is the #1 International Bestselling Lesbian author in the action/adventure field. Almost too hot to handle.

 

YA FANTASY

 

MAGIC UNSEEN
Exile Academy: Book 1

by J.S. Diaz

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Discovering my magical powers was weird, but getting recruited into a secret magical academy was weirder. I’m Ace, and I’m navigating a competitive new world where I’ve made friends with a Death Walker and a Diviner. The jury is still out on whether my romantic entanglement with a tough girl Transmute is a good idea.

The more I learn about our magical history, the more I realize they aren’t telling us everything. Why did our ancestors really leave our homeland? With the help of new friends and rivals alike, its time we shed some light on the secrets lurking beneath the surface. You’ll never believe what we uncovered. . . .

 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

THE KING OF BRIMSTONE AND BONES
Fire and Ice: Book 5

by Idella Breen

They say dreadful things happen in three. All it took was one night for Snow to understand the truth of this. One decision made, protect Raegan McCloud, sets into motion a series of unforgettable and unforgivable events. Can Cait and Snow rise to this next challenge? Or will they all fall victim to the King of Brimstone and Bones?

 

 LEGAL THRILLER

 

STANDBY COUNSEL
Monica Spade Series: Book 2

by Alexi Venice

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Monica Spade insists she isn’t a trial lawyer, much less one who represents dangerous criminals. Despite her protests, Judge O’Brien orders Monica to serve as standby counsel for a young woman accused of repeatedly stabbing her boyfriend.

As Monica digs into the facts of the case, she uncovers sexual innuendo and layers of international intrigue. Soon, deadly forces come after her in the form of a Ukrainian thug who will stop at nothing to get what he wants and two suspicious federal agents all too willing to put the squeeze on her.

Stuck between an unrelenting judge and a killer in a pink cardigan, Monica pursues the truth in court while fighting to keep her new girlfriend, Shelby St. Claire, out of harm’s way.

Trigger warning: Contains graphic descriptions of a stabbing scene.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

TANGLED VOWS
Mistress: Book 1

by Anna Stone

narrated by Lexy Rebe

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 10 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.

 

FINDING A VOICE
Jems & Jamz: Book 4

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

narrated by Kris Szczesny

Ziggy Johnson has been through one of the worst years of her life, but when she is roomed with Lana Waverly, a pompous woman with no concept of empathy, things take a turn for the worst. Ziggy does her best to cope with her roommate’s undesirable behavior, and in the process, she learns that there is much more to the other woman than she thought.

 

REPRESENTED

by K’Anne Meinel

narrated by Cassandra Arnold

Coming out is hard. Coming out in the public eye is even harder. People think they own a piece of you, your work, and your life, they feel they have the right to judge you. You lose not only friends but fans and ultimately, possibly, your career…or your life.

Cassie Summers is a Southern rock star; she came out so that she could feel true to herself. Her family, including her band and those important to her support her, but there are others that feel she betrayed them, they have revenge on their minds.

Karin Myers is a rock star in her own right; she is one of those new super promoters: Manager, go-to gal, agent, public relations expert, and hand-holder, all in one. Her name is synonymous with getting someone recognized, promoted, and making money. She only handles particular clients though; she’s choosy…for some very specific reasons.

Meeting Cassie at a party there is a definite attraction. She does not however wish to represent her despite her excellent reputation. She fights it tooth and nail until she is contractually required to do so. It nearly costs them more than either of them anticipated…their lives.

 

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.

Cade Haddock Strong provides chuckles with the Good Kid With A Wild Streak guest post. Cade is giving away 1 ecopy of Fare Game

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New Lesfic Goodies: August 25th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors, it would be extremely helpful if you could provide me with your new release details. Here’s the link for how to submit books for the newsletter.

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

by Grace Parkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Chief Psychiatric Nurse, Victoria, is blown away and intrigued by her new student nurse, Ella. Can Victoria maintain her professionalism when faced with temptation? Can Ella refrain from crossing the line?

A passionate hot Age Gap Medical Romance from Grace Parkes.

 

WHAT HAPPENED IN VEGAS

by Claire Highton-Stevenson

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Molly Day’s life is about to get an unexpected twist, when a chance meeting in an elevator with the gorgeous, Anna Garcia, leads to a night of tequila, sex, and wedding rings.

 

 

SO WELL AS YOU
Scottish Charm: Book 3

by Lynn Galli

From their first memorable meeting, Nora Cleary and Damisi Dalziel waver between civility and aggravation. Both have taken temporary postings nearby and must share a house belonging to Damisi’s friend, who is Nora’s new boss. Will the forced cohabitation highlight their differences or give them the opportunity to grab onto something they’ve both been looking for?

 

WRATH
Sins of Mercy: Book 5

by Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The fifth story in the Sins of Mercy series.

Worn down by harassment at work, Mercy makes a new friend who informs her she needs to get “angry” again – to feel the rage of a woman scorned who won’t take bull from anyone and knows how to get what she wants. But how is Mercy to ever feel the sweet release of rage again?

As fate would have it, a goddess is waiting for her. Wrath, the deity of righteous anger, wants to whip Mercy back into hating shape. But it’s been so long since Mercy had the energy to get angry again. Can she embrace the unorthodox healing Wrath offers? Or is she bound to her old ways… much in the same way her wrists are bound to an ice-cold goddess?

 

OPEN HEART
City General: Medic 1 Series

by Ruby Scott

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Izzy Frost, is a promising Cardio Surgical Resident at City General who has sacrificed everything to build her career. But everyone needs to let off steam and have a bit of fun, don’t they? Just what will a little fun cost Izzy?

Izzy’s fun comes in the shape of Cara O’Leary a hot athletic EMT who has a huge appetite for fun, a crazy ex and no desire for love.

Coming from very different backgrounds they only thing they have in common is physical. What could possibly go wrong?

 

MEADOWLARK

by Jea Hawkins

Middle-aged and getting divorced, Kate Ibister retreats to a remote research assignment on Fair Isle that brings her back to her first love: ornithology. But it seems there is no escaping human love. When a runaway sheep brings Leigh Tait into her life, Kate wants nothing to do with the farmer. The Scotswoman is young, arrogant… and oh-so-irresistible. Can Leigh help Kate learn to love again?

 

RELEVE
Four Point Universe: Book 9

by Max Ellendale

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Undercover assignments rarely have positive outcomes for anyone involved. For Maya, her successful mission might have brought her closer to her ultimate goal, but the price she paid left her with deep emotional wounds. On her first night back home after three months living the life of someone else, she finds herself alone and homeless in the streets of Seattle. When a compassionate stranger offers her refuge, Maya’s affection toward the kind dancer becomes the only light she can see. As Vivian attempts to help Maya lift herself up from a life of frequent falls, the two begin to explore their deep connection to each other. With the support of her doting cousin, Nora, and her chosen family, Maya slowly begins to lower the tightly packed walls around her heart.

 

ART OF MAGIC

by KJ

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A story where a touch of love and a slice of life creates a whole lot of magic. Cath Monroe loves her teaching job, her friends, her family, and her colleagues. But when it comes to saying ‘I love you’ to her forever person, Cath discovers that she doesn’t really know anything about love at all.

 

STROLLERS AND SWINGS
Sunsets and Shades: Book 2

by Erica Lee

Available in Kindle Unlimited

In this heart-wrenching sequel to the best selling lesbian romance, Sunsets and Shades, Kinsley and Grace Harper-Scott are met with a whole new set of challenges as they embark on the journey to parenthood. Grace can’t figure out why Kinsley won’t take the process seriously, while Kinsley wonders if her wife will ever be happy again.

Life isn’t easy as attempt after attempt fails, but their love can survive anything, right?

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

HAIRPIN CURVES

by Elia Winters

RITA® Award—winning author Elia Winters delivers a sexy, playful frenemies-to-lovers road-trip romance.

Megan Harris had hopes of seeing the world, but at twenty-five she’s never even left Florida. Now a wedding invitation lures her to Quebec…in February. When her ex-friend Scarlett offers to be her plus-one (yeah, that’s a whole story) and suggests they turn the journey into an epic road trip, Megan reluctantly agrees to the biggest adventure of her life.

A week together in a car is a surefire way to kill a crush, and Scarlett Andrews has had a big one on Megan for years. The important thing is fixing their friendship.

As the miles roll away, what starts as harmless road-trip games and rest-stop dares escalates into something like intimacy. And when a surprise snowstorm forces Megan and Scarlett to hunker down without the open road as distraction, they’ve got a bigger challenge than making it to the church on time: facing the true nature of their feelings for each other.

 

SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

WORLDSHIP FILES: MORRIGAN
Book 4

by Erik Schubach

When the Earth is threatened by a slowly expanding sun, mankind embarks upon a mission to send a mammoth Worldship to settle a new planet across the stars. The preternatural races step out of hiding to work with the humans to save what they can from their dying world. With the aid of the Fae, shape shifters, Vampires, and other creatures of supernatural lore, the Worldship, Leviathan, is complete one thousand years later.

With the Worldship adding the wayward Cityships to the slowly evolving fleet, it quickly becomes apparent that there will not be enough raw materials and supplies to make it to their new home without the sacrifice of thousands.

Knith leads a small crew on a volunteer mission, offworld, to acquire what they need… a new heart for the Leviathan.

What starts as wonder, being the first human to set foot on a new world, quickly becomes a fight for survival.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

ASPIRING AFFECTION
Jems & Jamz: Book 6

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

narrated by Kris Szczesny

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.

 

COYOTE BLUES

by Karen F. Williams

narrated by Paige McKinney

Riley Dawson is a psychotherapist with a lycanthropic affliction. She’s a werecoyote, to be precise.

A foundling adopted by wealthy parents, Riley led a privileged life until she fell in love with Fiona Bell, an evangelical preacher’s daughter. Raging hormones, the full moon, and the pull of Fiona Bell on her teenage heartstrings triggered her first transformation. Unfortunately, her parents witnessed the change and sent her off to college with a trust fund and an agreement never to return home.

Twenty years later, Riley shares a lucrative therapy practice with Dr. Margaret Spencer. Margaret, her wife, and her gay brother-in-law are the only ones who know Riley’s secret. Afraid of risking exposure, Riley restricts her love life to online hookups. But when a family is referred for treatment and Fiona Bell comes back into her life, all the rules of the client-therapist relationship are tested and Riley’s world is turned upside down.

 

HOPELESS ROMANTIC

by Georgia Beers

narrated by Lori Prince

Teddi Baker used to believe in happily ever after. It’s why she became a wedding planner and worked so hard to make her business, “Hopelessly Romantic”, successful. But after the catastrophe of her own marriage, Teddi loses her heart, her hope, and half of her assets. She is officially jaded, but she needs every job she can get to make ends meet. When bride-to-be Kelly Scott walks in, Teddi is ready. Until she comes face-to-face with Kelly’s sister: Leah Scott, her ex-wife’s divorce attorney. The one who helped ruin her life.

Leah Scott wears her heart on her sleeve, an odd characteristic for a divorce attorney. When her father left her stay-at-home mom with barely enough money to survive, she recognized her calling. But Leah still believes in happiness and no one deserves it more than her sister. If only Kelly didn’t insist on using a wedding planner who hates Leah’s guts…despite the unexpected and wholly unwanted chemistry between them.

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

 

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.

Renee Dahlia provides chuckles with her A Car Too Awful to Nick guest post. Renee is giving away 1 ecopy of Liability

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Good Kid With A Wild Streak by Cade Haddock Strong

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 Cade Haddock Strong is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Cade is giving away 1 ecopy of Fare Game. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Cade.

Good Kid With A Wild Streak

Like many other Project Laughter contributors, I have a knack for ‘stepping in it’. My life has been a series of funny tales. Here are a few of my favs:

Side note: growing up, I was a good kid, but I had a wild streak.

The Prince: When I was in ninth grade, my friend Kathleen threw a massive party at her house. It was a blast, but my parents made me come home when they found out no adult was present. Total drag. After my father picked me up, I dutifully went to bed, or at least that’s what my parents thought. My friends had other ideas. They decided to come get me and bring me back to the party. Sure, they were all too young to drive, but that wasn’t going to stand in their way. Kathleen’s mom had this sweet wood paneled Buick station wagon. It was just sitting in the garage, begging to be driven.

We concluded that it was too risky to pick me up at home. Instead, I snuck out of the house and traipsed through the snow to a nearby church. I waited and waited, but the Buick never showed up. This was before cellphones, so there was no way to reach my friends.

Long after my toes had gone numb, a cop car rolled into the church parking lot. My instinct was to run. The police car followed me. I picked up my pace, cut through back yards, scaled fences until, finally, I was safe at home. Phew.

Moments after I’d climbed into bed, the doorbell rang. It was the cops. Uh-oh. Turns out my friends had run a red light on the way to the church. They were in the cop car that had followed me. From the backseat, they’d overheard the police say, “I see the prince. Follow the prince,” as they trailed me through the neighborhood.

For the rest of high school, my nickname was The Prince. It wasn’t until years later that it dawned on us. The cops were talking about my footprints.

Different Strokes: I was an energetic kid, so my parents got me into swimming. At one of my first competitions, I dove into the pool and swam my heart out. When I finished, I popped my swim-capped head out of the water, pleased to see I’d won by a mile. The referee approached me and delivered some bad news. I’d swum 50 meters of freestyle. The race was 50-meter breaststroke. I smiled and everyone in the stands applauded. My mom was proud of me for taking the situation in stride, but my swim coach wasn’t amused. I was disqualified from the race.

Dented: One Sunday, I was late to church. My parents had gone on without me because I’d been slow to get out of bed. I ran into the garage, jumped into the car and threw it into reverse. Thud! Uh-oh, I’d neglected to open the garage door before peeling out. I stabbed the garage door opener. Nothing. The door was badly dented, and it wouldn’t budge. I had to think fast. I eyed my grandfather’s Buick sedan parked in the driveway. I’d get in trouble if I drove it to church, but I got an idea. I climbed into my grandfather’s sedan and drove it hard into the outside of the garage door. Bingo. Dent gone. The garage door rolled opened and I made it to church on time.

Gotta Go: Early in our relationship, my wife, Lisa, rented a sailboat in the Chesapeake Bay. She hadn’t the foggiest idea how to sail, but she knew I loved it. “I rented the biggest boat they had,” she announced triumphantly when we reached the dock. It was a super windy day and I had some trepidation, but I smiled and climbed aboard. Halfway across the bay, I had to pee, bad. But it was far too windy to hand the helm over to someone who’d never sailed. Without missing a beat, Lisa pulled an empty Gatorade bottle from her bag and tugged down my shorts. Problem solved, although admittedly, my aim wasn’t great. But one thing was clear, Lisa was a keeper.

 

GIVEAWAY

FARE GAME

by Cade Haddock Strong

Kay Corbett is a newly minted vice president at Logan, one of the largest airlines in the world, and she’s fallen smack-dab in the middle of a massive plot to swindle the airline’s passengers and defraud its investors. There is only one way out. Earn the trust of the ringleader while simultaneously working to bring him down and put an end to his elaborate scheme.

Things get a lot more interesting and a lot more complicated when she becomes entangled with Riley Bauer, the brilliant beauty in Finance. They form an imposing team both in love and in the fight for justice. As they race against the clock, each woman must decide how much they are willing to risk in order to expose the truth.

  • 1 winner

Fare Game Giveaway

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Cade spent many years working in the airline industry, and she and her wife have traveled all over the world.

When not writing, she loves to be outside, especially skiing, hiking, biking, and playing golf.

She grew up in Upstate New York but has lived all over the US and abroad, from the mountains of Vermont and Colorado to the bustling cities of DC, Chicago and Amsterdam.

 

 

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