New Lesfic Goodies: June 9th 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

 

46

by Lynn Ames

It’s November 3, 2020, and Emma McMasters has just been elected the 46th president of the United States. She’s facing a divided Congress and nation, allies that no longer trust America, enemies that have been emboldened, and the legacy of destruction left by the last administration. She must rebuild and reestablish trust in government, in the media, and in the electoral system, all the while carrying the mantle of first female president, and along with it, the hopes and dreams of millions of women and little girls who need her to prove that a woman can get the job done.

Palmer Estes has devoted her life and her career to the military, rising to become the highest-ranking female officer in the US Army. An enigmatic, battle-tested hero, she’s the perfect choice to brief the new president on one last, urgent, highly sensitive mission before she retires.

Two strong women, both driven to serve the country they love, neither prepared for the sparks that fly between them.

 

LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA
Hobbs: Book 3

by Elena Graf

Available in Kindle Unlimited

This third novel in the popular Hobbs series tells the inspiring story of how a community of close friends deals with the pandemic. It’s midwinter in Maine, and the biggest problem is a snowstorm. Only Liz Stolz, the senior doctor of Hobbs Family practice, is paying attention to the strange virus in China that’s roiling the financial markets. She tries to alert the town leaders to the potential danger, but police chief, Brenda Harrison, is distracted by Liz’s new physician’s assistant, Cherie Bois. Brenda’s interest repels Cherie. After witnessing police violence, Cherie despises cops. While Liz and Reverend Lucy Bartlett try to help Cherie get past the trauma and give Brenda a chance, the pandemic closes in. The friends are pushed together during the lockdown. Friendships and relationships are strained as they act selflessly and selfishly out of love, faith, and duty. Can they find new strength and forge deeper connections through helping one another and the town survive?

 

CHARLIE

by Erin O’Reilly

At fourteen, Hannah Garvin met ‘the one’, Charlene Gaines and her life was never the same. They were inseparable and spent every moment they could together. One day, Charlie left without a word and again, Hannah’s life took a dramatic change.

Hannah vowed to never fall in love again. When she meets Mick, a new arrival to the small Texas panhandle town near her family’s farm, her heart remembers what being in love was like, and yearns for more.

Will Hannah let the memory of Charlie go so she can start a new life with Mick? Or will her heart betray her and hold on to her love for Charlie?

 

HOME

by Jenn Alexander

Rowan Barnes never planned on living in Texas, and she’s not sure she likes it. She tells herself that her dream job as grill chef at a new up-and-coming restaurant was worth the relocation from her Portland home, but she feels out of place and alone in the Lone Star State.

Kate Landreth, on the other hand, is Texas through-and-through. Rowan meets Kate while picking up beef from a local cattle ranch, and is immediately drawn to the woman whose heart is as big as the state she loves. As the two women become closer, Rowan begins to see Texas through Kate’s eyes, but Kate is hesitant to fall too deeply for someone who makes it clear that Texas will never be her home.

When Rowan finds herself at an unexpected crossroads, she must decide whether she stays in Texas or returns to the safe confines of Portland.

It all comes down to one question: is home is where she grew up, or is home where the heart is?

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

DIFFERENT WORLDS

by Lily Seabrooke

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Annelise was never part of Natasha’s world.

But when desperation leads her to a strange job posting, she finds herself the new assistant to the corporate heiress—who wants nothing to do with her.

But maybe it’s exactly what their two broken, healing hearts need.

Trigger warnings for grief, loss, depression, and references to self-harm.

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

AMY’S REST

by S. R. Silcox

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Can renovating a run-down cottage mend a broken heart?

Georgia Ballantyne is anxious to move on after an exhausting two-year-long battle over her former partner’s estate. Once she completes the renovations on the quaint country cottage, she’ll finally be free to find her way forward.

If she could only stop being distracted by her builder, Zoe.

Will what’s supposed to be a simple business transaction lead to an unexpected outcome for the broken-hearted homeowner, the pedantic builder, and the cottage that brought them together?

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

BUDDING ROMANCE

by Lara Kinsey

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Romance blooms between a sweet-talking gardener and a spinster headmistress in this steamy lesbian love story.

On the cusp of the 20th century, France is where libertines indulge poetic desires. Dorothea has fled the structure of dreary old England for a place in the sun. She’s opening a school for elegant young ladies, but it’s an experienced lady gardener who has caught her eye. Madame Laurent works with her hands, but it’s her words that cultivate Dorothea’s fallow heart. The Côte d’Azur was meant to be her escape, but could it be forever?

9,800 words ending in Happily Ever After. Great for fans of Olivia Waite or Lily Maxton.

 

URBAN FANTASY

 

FLYTRAP
Harrietta Lee: Book 3

by Stephanie Ahn

Harrietta Lee’s demons have come back to haunt her. Two demons, to be exact: one who tried to buy her ex-girlfriend’s soul, and another who invaded her dreams for six months.

To make matters worse, Harry’s falling in love.

Contains violence. Full trigger warning at the front of the book.

 

FANTASY 

 

BLOOD ETERNAL
Book 1 of Salt

by Idella Breen

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Mercer is a hunter of wyverns, a race of beings that feast on all that lives and thrives. Lena is an heiress in a time where vampires are dying out. The bond forged between them may be the needed beacon of light in a world that is quickly losing hope for a better tomorrow.

 

DYSTOPIAN SCI-FI 

 

SLEEPWATER STATIC
Blue Helix: Book 2

by Kathrin Hutson

They say home is where the heart is. Now that Sleepwater’s on the run, home is just another place to hide.

Wyoming’s Sleepwater chapter is on the run, hunted for their ability to spin a beat. With little time to mourn the members they’ve lost, Bernadette Manney takes the group to the one place she swore she’d never see again: the cabin in Hollywood, South Carolina. It’s remote enough to lay low and catch a break, but not for long.

Their beats are condemned as mutations, radical terrorist tactics, and felonies punishable both by and outside the law. Bernadette thought Sleepwater would be safe here, but returning to her Southern roots unleashes more demons than she left behind. Her past, her love, and even her own flesh and blood won’t let her move on through a venomous society intent on rooting out her people. Now, to bring a mother’s first child safely into an unsafe world, Bernadette must face her own shame from before Sleepwater itself was born. But redemption and forgiveness may be too much to ask, and it may just be too late.

 

STEAMPUNK

 

A MATTER OF BLOOD
The Unlikely Adventures of Mortensen & Spurlock: Book 2

by Lucy True

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Nothing will stop Alice and Nora from being together. Not even a disapproving mother. With their dissimilar Aetheric natures called into question, Alice and Nora undertake a journey halfway around the world for answers. Whether by railway, steamer, or airship, Alice and Nora will not rest until they can allay Lady Spurlock’s concerns about their union. Nor will they realize the unimaginable discovery or danger to which their inquiries will lead until a chance meeting leads to a long overdue reunion…

 

MYSTERY

 

MALICE MASTERPIECES 5
Books 21-25

by K’Anne Meinel

This boxset includes books 21-25 in the series.

 

 

THRILLER 

 

ORIGINAL SIN
Joanna Mitchell Thrillers: Book 3

by Barbara Winkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Joanna is about to solve the last mystery: She finally meets a central figure from her past. The encounter leaves her with many questions, and Mary is reluctant to answer them. Why did she leave? What influence did Joanna’s father have? Most importantly, why do people seem to die around her? There won’t be any closure without those answers, but they’ll come at a price.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

LUCKY

by Kris Bryant
narrated by Brittni Pope

Winning the lottery is the best thing that’s ever happened to Serena Evans. Gone are the days of living paycheck to paycheck. On her own and fully funded, Serena’s excited to open Pet Posh Inn. She can’t imagine a more fulfilling dream than caring for and being surrounded by animals.

Gabrielle Barnes can’t understand why anyone would dump millions of dollars into a pet daycare, but if she wants to prove herself worthy of a partner position at Arnest & Max Architecture, she’s going to have paste on a smile while designing the ridiculous waste of space.

Serena’s kindness and big heart draw Gabrielle in, but her stubbornness drives a wedge between them. As the design builds, so does their attraction.

Was Serena’s luck really about money, or is she about to get lucky in love?

 

A WOMAN COMPLETE
A Woman Lost: Book 7

by TB Markinson
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

Lizzie is starting to figure out life, right when fate decides to destroy every facet of her world.

After the birth of her son and adopting a daughter, Lizzie learns her latest book deal is toast. But that’s not all. External forces are out to ruin Lizzie’s career and reputation, threatening her ability to support and protect her wife and four children. But who is behind the attacks? And why?

Simultaneously, a mom-bully has set her sights on Lizzie, and a crackpot social media group is spreading malicious rumors about Lizzie.

As Lizzie’s world crumbles around her, she can’t burden her wife, since Sarah is struggling to recover from a caesarean. Lizzie turns to a new friend, but will they be able to stop the destruction before Lizzie loses everything she’s worked so hard to get?

 

JUST PHYSICAL
The Hollywood Series: Book 4

by Jae
narrated by Abigail Rakocy

It was supposed to be just a one-night stand.

After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, 25-year-old Jill Corrigan takes herself off the romantic market. Not wanting to become a burden to a potential partner, she focuses on her career as an actress instead.

On the set of a disaster movie, she meets stunt woman Kristine “Crash” Patterson, whose easy smile instantly makes Jill wish things were different. Meanwhile, Crash is trained to fall, but she didn’t count on falling in love.

Despite their growing feelings for each other, Jill resolves to let Crash into her bed, but not her heart.

As they start to play with fire on and off camera, will they really be able to keep things just physical?

 

WESTERN SHORES
The Compass Series: Book 4

by Lise Gold
narrated by Addison Barnes

Madison Wilson, a marine biologist, has recently graduated and is ready to start her adult life with her first job as a research technician in Santa Cruz. After moving to Capitola, a sweet and colorful beach town in Northern California, she is immediately enchanted by her new house, as well as her beautiful landlady, Ally.

Ally Santos, a widow and single mother, is relieved to be rid of the fuss of holiday tenants, as she’s busy enough with her highly gifted son Theo and her bar, Western Shores. When a young, pink-haired girl moves into her pink house, she’s hoping life will get calmer, but nothing could have prepared her for the curious attraction she feels toward her new neighbor….

Is Ally ready to embrace her feelings for someone who is not only a woman but also 17 years her junior? And is Madison ready to take on the challenge of instant full adulthood with all its trappings, instead of slowly easing into it?

 

BIKINI’S ARE DANGEROUS

by K’Anne Meinel
narrated by Desarae Holland

This is what happens when I wear a bikini for the first time. A short erotic story that tells a tale for those who understand that bikinis are dangerous.

 

 

THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
Jade’s Erotic Adventures: Book 6

by Victoria Rush
narrated by Jupiter Grant

Spying on the neighbors just got a lot more interesting…

When the parents of the shy college girl next door decide to take a vacation, recent divorcée Jade sees a window of opportunity to meet her. One night, before heading to bed, she notices a light in the girl’s bedroom and a crack in her blinds.

Jade grabs a spyglass and sees the girl viewing an erotic video while touching herself. The girl notices movement in the window across the lane and catches Jade watching her. Things escalate quickly as they exchange increasingly provocative displays, until Jade decides to ask the girl over for dinner.

When they finally meet, Jade is shocked to find the shy girl next door isn’t nearly as innocent as she’s let on!

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

PROJECT LAUGHTER

Now that I’m feeling better (fingers crossed it lasts), I’m restarting Project Laughter posts.

Authors, if you’d like to take part in the event, please see this page for more details. Let me know which month you’d like to schedule. I’ll get back to you to figure out an exact date. The rest of the months, starting in July, are mostly open. I’d like to have at least 2 per week, but it’ll depend on how many authors want to take part.


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New Lesfic Goodies: June 2nd 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

 

SUMMER LOVING

A Collection of Short Stories

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Summer Loving is a collection of short summer stories from a selection of some of the hottest names in f/f fiction right now.

These nine stories will definitely get you in the mood for summer. From Honduras to Lanzarote and from beach houses to camping, there’s something for everyone.

This collection is limited edition and will only be available for sale during the summer of 2020, so grab your copy now!

 

THE SCENT OF ROME

by Lise Gold

Available in Kindle Unlimited

In a last-ditch attempt to secure an investor for an app she’s developed, Rome Foster travels to her namesake city hoping her luck is going to change. Just as she’s about to pitch her life’s work, she meets the charming and captivating Nadine; a high-end escort who shocks Rome by flirting with her. Rome is straight, but Nadine sparks up a fire in her so strong that it seems impossible to extinguish.

Nadine Costa is pleased with the way her life is going. She lives in a fantastic apartment in the city she loves, and her lucrative job provides the funds she needs to support her expensive passion: perfume making. When Rome crosses her path, she knows she’s never smelled anything quite so exquisite in her life.

Rome is a loner and doesn’t let people in, but when an incident occurs and Nadine steps in to save her, she realizes her feelings go deeper than just lust. Neither of them was looking for something more than physical, but when the stars are aligned, it’s hard to escape destiny…

 

THE WOMAN IN 3B

by Eliza Lentzski

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The challenge was supposed to be simple. Spill a drink on an airline passenger and be one square closer to winning the company’s secret bingo card game. Twenty-five different challenges, at various levels of difficulty, had to be accomplished within a month’s time. After nearly eight years of being a flight attendant, Alice Kaminski had spilled drinks on plenty of passengers, mostly on accident and during rough air. She didn’t particularly like the idea of the bingo card, but she had massive student debt; the financial incentives were enough to make her momentarily forget the questionable ethics of it all. The challenge was supposed to be simple—that is, until Alice saw her intended target—the beautiful woman seated in 3B. And after that, nothing was simple ever again.

 

ALWAYS MORE
Sports Series: Book 1

by Nicole Pyland

Available in Kindle Unlimited

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.

 

UNTIL WE BREAK

by Cynthia Dane & Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited

For the past few years, Stefani has been running her family’s Oregon winery, Bel Cielo Estate. The only thing missing from her picturesque, countryside life is companionship. But with a great distaste for dating – and the city – Stefani approaches an international service to make her marital dreams come true.

Enter Yulia, the alluring Russian woman with a penchant for heavy flirtation. She occasionally puts her money where her mouth is, too, driving Stefani wild with fantasies that this marriage might be more than convenience.

Yet she can’t shake the feeling that Yulia has an ulterior motive. Or maybe that’s the Valettis’ collective past coming back to bite them.

 

LANDS END

by Mariah R. Embry

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Eileen’s life is everything she thought it would be. She has a fabulous career as a zoologist, lives in the city, has amazing friends, and a family she adores.  Eileen never thought she’d live to see herself so happy. Sure, her living situation is not ideal, and living in the city is expensive, but  Eileen could not be happier with her life.

Alta is one of San Francisco’s top real estate agents. She’s great at her job and finds fulfillment in making a sale. As a faithful Jewish woman, Alta never pictured herself living so far from her family and single at the age of thirty-five, yet this is where Alta is in life. With pressure coming from her mother and biological clock, Alta feels a sense of anxiety about never finding the right man for marriage. It’s just that the thought of being married causes Alta more stress than the idea of never having children.

When Eileen and Alta’s paths keep crossing, they strike up a friendship. Both women have so much in common that they find it hard not to become instant BFFs. Yet, this friendship becomes blurred when Eileen finds herself in need of a new home, and Alta offers up her guest bedroom.

Even though friendship is all the women wanted, they can’t help but feel more for each other. Yet, with imposing family, religious beliefs, and meddling friends, they can’t help but think that loving one another is too hard.

Will love win? Or will Eileen and Alta find that they can never be together freely?

 

THE WAY THINGS SHOULD BE
The Somerville Series: Book 6

by Carrie L. Carr

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Amanda Cauble-Walters is thrilled as her sister, Jeannie, prepares for the birth of her first child. Amanda’s elation is offset by the compelling desire to have a child of her own, but she fears that her wife, Lex, doesn’t want children.

Lex is so busy trying to hang onto newly acquired land that she doesn’t realize what’s going on with Amanda. When a stranger claiming to be a long-lost relative insinuates herself into the family, Lex sees red.

The tragic loss of someone dear to them dampens the joy of Jeannie’s baby, bringing pain – and hope, to them all.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

TRUSTING HER

by Les Mood

Available in Kindle Unlimited

With her divorce to her philandering husband pending, Sherry Hilgren is caught in a snowstorm in central Nebraska where she is forced to share a room with Kim. In a midnight conversation fueled by too much stress, too much wine, and a little sex, they both admit to having been unfaithful in their marriages. The difference between them is that Kim’s lovers were always women. Snowed in the next day, and knowing she’ll never see Kim again, Sherry let’s her inner lesbian run free. Months later she is unexpectedly transferred to Omahawhere she runs into Kim, and their one-night stand turns into a steamy love affair.

Can she trust a woman with a history of being sleeping around? And can Kim trust Sherry, knowing she cheated on her husband? Despite their doubts and temptations, the two women cannot keep from falling in love.

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

LEATHER AND LACE
Gold Sky Series: Book 5

by Rebel Carter

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What do you do when you’ve been chasing the wrong dream your entire life?

Mary Sophia James came to Gold Sky, Montana to find a husband at the insistence of her overbearing mother. Striking out in spectacular fashion after setting her eye on Julian Baptiste, her options are dwindling, and time is running out. She needs to find a man to marry before her condition becomes…obvious. Her mother’s prejudice and sharp tongue aren’t helping matters and Mary, to her shame, hasn’t behaved much better. But all her plans are upended when she spots the most beautiful person she’s ever seen across the town square. Alex Pierce is strong, intriguing, looks stunning in a pair of trousers…and a woman.

Gold Sky is accepting of all types of love, and that between women is no different. Still, Alex didn’t expect to be so floored by the sight of the firey haired, yet fragile looking young woman. Mary needs to be married and Alex has a solution. Because in Gold Sky, Montana there are many ways to be married…and not all of them include a man.

Leather and Lace is a 37k word novella set at the same time as the events of book 2, Hearth and Home. It includes passionate and romantic f/f love in a town where diversity, and love, reign supreme.

 

NEW ADULT

 

POPTASTIC

by Victoria Holmes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Bridesmaiding is a tedious business at the best of times, but as Julia discovers, the task is particularly cumbersome when one of the brides is your ex and her fiancée won’t stop sulking about it.

With the wedding threatening to dominate everything for the rest of the year, a bewildering embrace with a devastatingly attractive pop star offers a welcome distraction. Dating Krisha catapults Julia away from the paltry concerns of dress fittings and hen dos, but it also takes her away from her friends, and directly leads to her most disastrous f**k up yet. Much to her surprise, she discovers that embracing the role she’d accepted so reluctantly might just be exactly what she needs.

Trigger Warning: This novel contains scenes depicting the abuse of drugs and alcohol, domestic violence and attempted suicide which some readers may find upsetting.

 

DRAMA

 

BEHIND BLUE
Girl Who Fell: Book 1

by Raechel Sands

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What will I be? Lady, baby, gypsy, queen?

Russian, American and British women spies clash in this surreal series.

MI6 agent, Felicity, seduces her way into the elite assassin program. However, when she goes rogue on a wet job—aided by her taboo lover, Bio—CIA agent Blanka’s life takes a terrifying turn.

If you like the fun of Killing Eve, the suspense of Dan Brown, or a Sapho-friendly version of Helen of Troy, you’ll love this high-octane polyamory drama.

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

 

THE SPA
Jade’s Erotica Adventures: Book 26

by Victoria Rush

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Jade’s best friend invites her to a private women’s spa, she gets more than they bargained for. Starting with a relaxing couples massage, the two girls are shocked when they’re greeted by two nude masseuses.

But it’s not until they get to the rooftop pool that they realize this spa is much more than a typical rejuvenation center. With beautiful naked women parading in and out of the water, it’s a feast for their eyes.

Becoming increasingly aroused by the sight of everyone’s dripping bodies, Jade heads to the sauna to try to relax. But when she finds a pretty African-American girl lounging in a provocative pose, one thing leads to another, and before long the girls are enjoying a private tryst in the hot steam room.

Join Jade as more and more of the members become entwined in increasingly decadent encounters moving from one area of the spa to the next…

 

URBAN FANTASY

 

DRUM UP THE DAWN
Galaxy Girl: Book 1

by Kate Christie

To most people, Kenzie Shepherd appears to be a slightly nerdy reporter for Emerald City Media, with close friends and a noticeably over-protective big sister. In reality, she’s a super-powered alien refugee who arrived on Earth as a tween and has passed as human ever since. When her editor asks her to interview Ava Westbrook, chief operations officer at Hyperion Tech, Kenzie is understandably nervous about meeting the heir to the most notorious anti-alien family in America. She certainly doesn’t expect Ava to announce that she wants to transform her family’s company into a force for good. But is Ava really as different from her alien-hating brother and father as she seems?

When she agreed to take her mother’s place at Hyperion’s Seattle office, Ava Westbrook was hoping to turn over a new leaf both for the embattled corporation and for her family’s name. But with a hostile board and equally antagonistic CEO thwarting her sustainable energy plans, the path to change looks murky. Add in the highly inconvenient crush she has developed on a local reporter, and Ava is certain she is swimming out of her depth. And what is her mother up to, anyway?

Drum up the Dawn is the first book in a new urban fantasy series that takes place on an Earth where alien refugees live on the fringes of society, Kenzie Shepherd may well be the last daughter of a long-dead planet, and Ava Westbrook wishes everyone could just get along.

 

WEREWOLVES VS CHEERLEADERS

by Mia Archer and Andrew Beymer

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Kirsten had the life she’d always wanted. Until a werewolf stepped out of a packed movie theater and ruined her date night.

She thought she was free of that life. Free of the supernatural. Free from her dad preparing her for a family legacy she didn’t want.

The werewolves that keep attacking her didn’t get the memo, which might explain why she keeps having to kill the furry bastards.

Cara hated horror movies. Her brothers forced her to watch them growing up, and she coped by making up plans for surviving if she ever found herself in a horror situation.

She never thought she’d use those plans until a werewolf stepped into a class project on cryptids and murdered two thirds of her group.

Now she’s on the run, hunted, and her only chance is to track down a mysterious and oh so sexy cheerleader who, according to rumors, totally killed a werewolf at the campus theater.

The cheerleader who’s been forced into the role of reluctant werewolf hunter. The horror buff who’s using every lesson she ever learned from movies that were a lot more real than she ever imagined.

Will they be able to come together and save the world as they embark on the only first date to ever involve pumping werewolves full of hot silver?

Werewolves vs Cheerleaders is a 93,000 mix of horror, comedy, urban fantasy, and lesbian romance from the author of Villains Don’t Date Heroes and A Date With Death!

 

SCI-FI 

 

ABOVE ALL, HUMAN

by Natalie Debrabandere

Available in Kindle Unlimited

THEY ARE HERE. WALKING AMONG US… BIDING THEIR TIME.

US presidential hopeful Abigail Christensen is on a mission that goes far beyond her official political goals; it is planetary in its scope. As a secret global network threatens to silence her for good, she needs to watch her own back, or have someone do it for her.

Army Ranger Crystal J. Thor spent her career running high-risk covert operations in the Middle-East. Now retired, she is done with her service with a capital D… Or so she would like to believe. A combination of restlessness and curiosity for the controversial candidate leads her to becoming Christensen’s personal bodyguard.

A handsome soldier; tough as nails, and fiercely protective…

An alluring politician; passionate, but vulnerable…

A deadly conspiracy to enslave humanity…

TWO WOMEN TO SAVE THE WORLD

 

TALES FROM OLYMPUS: ODYSSEY

by Erik Schubach

The United Races have become stronger in the centuries after losing their greatest beacon of peace and gentleness. Olympus has moved the palace and capitol City Tree of Alfheim into the citadel in case the Jotunn reach the Olympian’s host world.

The daughter of Queen Jania Sure Step, the All Mother of the Ljósálfar and Dökkálfar elves, is at a crucial juncture in her life as she becomes an adult. She must choose from three paths before her, yet she feels none of those are her calling.

Crowned Princess of the Elves, Arin, named for the fallen Hero of Asgard and Olympus, finds a path lost to her people and restarts old traditions so that she may stand as the Iron Wall for her Elvish heritage.

But when both Titan and Frost Giant Star Killer vessels threaten her world, will her resolve be enough? And what are these flashes and visions she has been seeing since she was born?

This final chapter of the Tales From Olympus holds the key to a universal peace, or Alfheim’s fiery end.

 

HORROR

 

MONSTER
Stefanosa Scardino: Book 1

by C.M. Blackwood

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Thirty-year-old Stefanosa Scardino is a renowned violinist from New York City. Garnering the attention of the Juilliard School at the age of sixteen, she attended tuition-free, then quickly rose to prominence and attained a position in the New York Philharmonic.

Some would say Stef has led a charmed life – but nothing could be farther from the truth. She started seeing strange shadows and hearing inexplicable voices when she was thirteen. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, she was prescribed a heavy dosage of risperidone, which keeps the hallucinations at bay but also saps her of energy and emotion. Her existence is lonely and empty.

Until the night she meets Blanca Perez. Forty-five-year-old Blanca owns the Majestic Hotel with her husband Diego, and is also an esteemed fashion designer. She feels trapped in her marriage and wishes she could be free. She has been captivated by Stef’s music for years now.

After a chance encounter with the beautiful designer and a night of fiery passion, Stef falls head over heels. For the first time in her life, she can feel genuine happiness. But it seems her good fortune is to be short-lived.

They’ve stayed away for seventeen years – but now, the shadows return. What’s more, Stef starts to notice strange changes in herself: things she can’t explain. Violent anger. Almost-supernatural capabilities.

A man who professes to be an angel informs her that the shadowy entities are truly demons, and that Stef isn’t who she thinks she is. Then, when a demonic being takes the liberty of paying Stef a visit, things get even more complicated.

The demon makes a request of Stef; and she has two days to fulfill it. If she does not comply, Blanca’s life is on the line.

While trying to work out the mystery of her own identity, can Stef find a way to escape the demon’s trap? Or will both she and Blanca pay the ultimate price?

This book contains explicit content.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

MUTUAL CONSENT

by Tracey Richardson
narrated by Lori Prince

Dr. Joss McNab needs a wife.

As if juggling surgery and being an instructor isn’t enough, she’s recently taken on a more demanding administrative role at the medical school that was named after her legendary father. To make things worse, she’s now required to attend a growing number of galas, fundraisers, and conventions.

Wouldn’t having a wife – a wife of convenience – help ease the burden that’s threatening to overtake her world?

Sarah Young’s heart belongs to painting. Much as she’d like to dismiss Joss’ ridiculous proposal, the art world isn’t paying well and she’s running short on cash. Playing a trophy wife a few hours a week would cover her bills and still leave plenty of time to devote to her artwork.

The deal is struck. But will the convenient pairing turn into disaster or prove to be a stroke of genius? With feelings deepening and attraction undeniable, can two women who have agreed to settle discover that they could actually have it all?

 

THE CASE OF THE NIGHT MARK
Samantha Rain Mysteries: Book 1

by Arizona Tape
narrated by Ophelia De Armas

When Detective Samantha Rain gets bitten by a hellhound, she’s forced into the magical world of the Nox, night creatures living in secret between humans. Vampires, Will-O-Wisps, and much more uncommon types hide in a world that runs on oaths, blood, and death.

Unsure of whom she can trust, she has no choice but to rely on Lilith, heir of the Will-O-Wisp clan. Samantha has to earn her protection by solving a missing person’s case that could change the future.

If she doesn’t succeed, she’ll pay with her life.

The Case of the Night Mark is an urban fantasy mystery with a lesbian romance in the background.

 

LOVE ON THE NIGHT SHIFT
Rivers Family Romance: Book 6

by Radclyffe
narrated by Paige McKinney

Between ruling the night shift in the ER at the Rivers and raising her teenage daughter, Blaise Richelieu has all the drama she needs in her life. When a dashing young attending appears on the scene and relentlessly pursues her, Blaise has plenty of reasons to say no – or at least she tells herself she does, despite Grady’s nearly irresistible charm. Even if Blaise had the slightest desire to play Grady’s game, the past she’s kept hidden from everyone is a secret she intends to keep buried. What Blaise doesn’t know is the barriers she constructs make Grady even more determined to find a way through them.

 

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Summer Loving is a collection of short summer stories from a selection of some of the hottest names in f/f fiction.

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New Lesfic Goodies: May 26th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

FIRST EVERYTHING

by Kim Hartfield

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When up-and-coming journalist Hayley is asked to interview Maya Ross, she’s excited to show the world a new side of the president’s daughter. But when Maya refuses to open up about anything more than the charity she runs, Hayley becomes determined to unearth her secrets. Once she finds out the powerful older woman takes part in the shadowy underworld of lesbian BDSM, she’s dying to write an article. Maya agrees to show her around – on the condition that Hayley submit to her. Despite Hayley’s inexperience, she finds herself unexpectedly intrigued. Could the First Daughter be Hayley’s first kiss, first domme, first everything?

 

THE LIGHT IN YOU

by Lisa Elliot

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Yoga teacher Angela Forbes has fulfilled her dream of opening her very own studio, Heart Yoga, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland. Passionate and principled, she believes in yoga and wants to make a difference. For unemployed Emily Mackenzie, life isn’t going the way she had planned. Stressed and struggling, she might just be at her rock bottom. When Emily joins Heart Yoga she finds a lot more than just a good stretch. An unexpected kiss forces Angela to question everything she holds dear, and as Emily gets back on her feet is it wise for her to risk getting involved with someone who’s not looking for love?

 

EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL

by Layce Gardner & Saxon Bennett

Joy and Carol are complete opposites in almost everything. They couldn’t be more opposite if Neil Simon had written their life stories. The only thing they have in common is the apartment they rented together. It didn’t take them long to realize that the old saying was true: Opposites attract. But is this a rebound type of attraction or is it the real thing?

 

 

THE LITTLEST WEREWOLF

by Erin Wade

Put into the witness protection program medical doctor Haven Langley is hidden in a veterinarian clinic In Sugar Land, TX. On her way home one night she saves a small Yorkie from a pack of vicious dogs. She pets and soothes the trembling little guy, and both fall asleep in her bed. Haven is surprised to be awakened the next morning by a small boy pulling the covers off her asking to be fed. She searches every room in her house but can’t find the Yorkie. Things heat up when hired killer Nova Norton appears on the scene to collect the bounty placed on Haven’s head by a New York crime boss. Can Federal Marshall Genesis Adams keep her witness alive long enough to put criminals behind bars? For suspense, laughter and romance check out Bestselling Author Erin Wade’s new lesbian short story designed to entertain you.

 

SURGEON

by Emily Hayes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A sizzling hot Age Gap Medical Romance from Emily Hayes.

Dr Katherine Ross is a world class heart surgeon. She holds life and death in her hands on a daily basis. Her own heart is fiercely guarded.

She finds an intense forbidden passion with the mysterious Sophia.

Can she find a way to let Sophia in, to heal her own broken heart?

 

AFTER HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Edited by Astrid Ohletz & Alex K. Thorne

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What if the story didn’t have to end? We give you the after happily-ever-after for eleven lesbian romances.

Nine best-selling authors have come together to imagine what happened after the happily-ever-after in some of Ylva’s most popular lesbian books.

Discover the irresistible magic of the morning after, or the month after, or even years later. What happens when it’s not just about discovering new love, but letting love settle a little? What are these passionate lovers, fighters, executives, and explorers up to now?

These charming, funny, and entertaining short stories can each be read as standalone pieces to whisk you into new and different worlds…or immerse you in universes you already know and love, and can’t wait to revisit.

 

THE COURAGE TO LOVE

by Samantha Hicks

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Devon Price meets Ellie Thompson, Devon is in a battle with her mental health. Having lost her husband and son to a home invasion three years ago, she seeks out help from a therapist. She literally runs into Ellie, knocking her over, after charging out of her first appointment, and vows never to return.

One look into Devon’s haunted eyes sparks Ellie’s empathic nature, she will stop at nothing to make sure Devon is okay. A chance meeting at the local park leads to a friendship that soon finds Ellie falling in love. She tries to hide these feelings from her new friend, not wanting to fracture Devon any more than she already is, but unbeknownst to her, Devon feels the same way.

As Devon fights her inner demons, things become complicated with Ellie. She’s not ready to face her true feelings, so backs away from her. Situations arrive that pull them together, but will Devon take the leap and find the courage to love again after the heartbreak of losing her family? And is Ellie capable of rising to the challenge of loving someone who suffers greatly with PTSD and depression?

This is a love story about two women finding the strength and courage to follow their hearts and letting go of the past. Add in to the mix a dachshund puppy and Ellie’s seven-year-old-niece, and you’re left with a heart-breaking tale of loss and healing.

 

RUNNING DEEP

by Bette Hawkins

Welcome to the world of elite swimming with all its competitiveness and comradery—and sometimes much, much more.

It’s here that American swimming star Angie Thompson and Australian prodigy Hannah Clark—both the youngest on their respective teams—form a fast friendship that grows into something much deeper. As they train for the Olympics, the long-distance sweethearts exchange loving letters and lengthy phone calls—until Angie suddenly and unexpectedly severs their relationship, leaving Hannah confused and devastated.

Years later, as Hannah trains for a comeback at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, she is stunned to learn that Angie has been hired by the Australian coaching team. Although Hannah is still crushed by what happened all those years ago, the two athletes slowly form a tentative bond and get to know each other again—this time as adults.

Soon neither can ignore the intense attraction they still feel, now propelled to a higher level by a steamy kiss in a hotel swimming pool. Is it possible for them to win each other’s love…or are they just treading water?

 

A GAME OF HEARTS

by Natalie Brunwick

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Valarie’s been playing Auroradon for over a year, but she wouldn’t have survived half as long without her good friend and designated healer, Haley. Haley is smart, caring, and does an adorable thing with her nose whenever she’s super focused on a fight, but Valarie swears she only appreciates those things because of how close they are.

From online acquaintances to best friends, their relationship changes once more when Haley spends a long weekend with Val so they can attend the game’s yearly convention together. As the line between fiction and reality begins to blur, there’s only so much Valarie can do to keep her heart from getting in the way of their amazing friendship.

The thought of pushing Haley away is almost too much to stand, but when Haley confesses she has feelings of her own, her admission sends Val right over the edge.

With Val’s overwhelming anxiety and hundreds of miles between them, can they find a way to make their new relationship work? Or will the distance be too much for Valarie to handle?

A Game of Hearts is a sweet lesbian romance featuring a self-proclaimed introvert, her perky friend, and the world of gaming that brings them closer together.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

ONCE IN SWEDEN

by Emma Sterner-Radley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

American Aubrey DeValle is currently working as a nurse in London. Once a vibrant and confident world traveller, she is now lonely and both physically and mentally in recovery. Her whole life has been turned upside down and she’s not sure if the controversial decisions she made were the right ones.

Swedish Elina Lindvall is brooding in her small town and about to be whisked away by her best friends to a summer cabin in the south of Sweden, where she knows they will pump her for information about her breakup and why she refuses to talk about what happened.

When we go back in time and find out what paths led each woman to their present, will we find solutions to their problems or merely more issues to overcome? Moreover, does the past hold the key to how they can both dare to love again? And if so, can love beat the greatest obstacle of all?

 

EROTICA

 

THE HOUSE SITTER
Jade’s Erotic Adventures: Book 25

by Victoria Rush

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Jade departs for a long overdue vacation, she leaves her house in the hands of her friend’s college-bound daughter. But it comes with a caveat. The house is equipped with a series of Wi-Fi cameras that will enable Jade to keep an eye on the precocious teenager while she’s away.

Even before Jade begins to board her plane, she catches Jenny swimming nude in the backyard pool. But when the girl moves to the adjoining hot tub and positions herself in front of an underwater jet, Jade has a hard time keeping her composure for the rest of the flight.

When she reaches her final destination and checks back in, Jenny is preparing to go to bed when she discovers Jade’s secret collection of toys in the nightstand. As things quickly begin to heat up, Jade soon loses interest in exploring the various attractions of her luxury resort.

But it’s not until Jenny invites a girlfriend over for a sleepover that things really begin to get interesting. Unable to hold back her rising passion, Jade decides to fly home a day early to surprise the sexy girl with a new proposal…

 

FANTASY

 

THE NECROMANCER

Sellswords & Spellweavers: Book 2

by Rachel Ford

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A rash of grave robberies. A cursed barrow. A case that will test the balance between magic and law.

When bodies go missing, the Academy of Arcane Arts assigns the case to Apprentice Mage Idun Wintermoon. With the jarl’s liaison for all things magical, Lissette Forlatt, and her best friend, the giant Njal, they try to track the thief.

But the closer they get to answers, the further away from truth they find themselves. When a series of strange visions brings Lissette to the ruins of the long abandoned goblin kingdom, they descend into a dark and terrible world of magic and secrets.

They’re in a race against time as they try to stop the Necromancer. But to get to her, they have to tread where the dead sleep – or worse, don’t.

And if they’re not careful, they’ll end up forgotten denizens of the undead themselves.

 

FANTASY ROMANCE

 

TREASURED

by Poppy Woods

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Taryn of Vanir has spent her entire life fearing the dragons that rule the mountain ranges bordering her father’s kingdom. They are vicious, cruel beasts who care only for gold and how much chaos they can cause.

When a knight discovers an heirloom that belonged to Taryn’s mother, the king of Vanir finally has proof that the dragon responsible for her death is alive and well in the mountains. It’s the tipping point in a war that’s been brewing for years.

Niressa, the teal and rose dragon, comes for her stolen treasure, intent on forcing the kingdom to return what is hers. When the beast takes Taryn as penance, instead, Taryn knows she must fight for her life. The dragons of Lazeorat will defend their hoardes with their lives—and murder to build it—and Taryn has no intention of being another treasured piece of the hoarde.

But when the dragon transforms into a beautiful woman, the princess finds herself questioning everything she has ever been told.

Could the beasts in the mountains be more than the murderous creatures they’ve been painted as?

She thought she wanted to escape, but suddenly, being treasured doesnt sound so bad, after all…

 

STEAMPUNK

 

A MATTER OF TIME
The Unlikely Adventures of Mortensen & Spurlock: Book 1

by Lucy True

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Midnight adventures, artifact hunting, and the occasional murder—it’s all in a day’s (or night’s) work for Alice Mortensen. As an Aetheral, a supernatural race with special abilities, she is hardly an eligible marital prospect, even with her upper class social status. Not that she minds. The woman she once loved broke her heart and that, for Alice, is that. Until said woman, one Lady Eleanora Spurlock, returns with a desperate request: find a powerful artifact to ransom in exchange for a kidnapped servant. It’s one thing for Alice to risk her life. It’s quite another to risk her heart for the second time. Soon, both Alice and Nora are fighting off fireballs, an over-eager stepmother determined to see them marry, and each other in a race to rescue an innocent lady’s maid.

 

ROMANTIC THRILLER

 

OUT OF THE FLAMES

by Stacy Lynn Miller

Newly minted San Francisco police detective Manhattan Sloane lets no one get close. Especially lovers.

Sloane has her reasons for keeping the world at arm’s length. But then her first childhood crush, DEA Agent Finn Harper, reappears and changes everything. Harper has arrived in San Francisco to investigate a new street drug weaving its way into the city—a drug that has personal ties for Sloane. The two find themselves thrown together as they team up to take down a ruthless cartel lord. Soon sparks fly as old feelings surface, forcing Sloane to face her past in order to build a new future.

Out of the Flames is the breakout debut novel by Stacy Lynn Miller. This is the first novel in the Manhattan Sloane romantic thriller series.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

LEE SHORES: BLACK FLAG
Book 2

by Rachel Ford
narrated by Barbara Rich

Sometimes still waters are the most dangerous.

Murder turns a quiet month of shore leave into a nightmare for Chief Engineer Kay Ellis and Captain Magdalene Landon of the Black Flag. When a member of their crew is implicated in the killing of a young woman, the privateers find themselves pawns in an interplanetary diplomatic struggle that predates any of them.

With little evidence to support their claims of innocence, an alien government eager to make examples of the human visitors, and the eyes of two superpowers watching their every move, every passing day brings them closer to ruin.

If they don’t find the real killer soon, they’ll swing for a crime they didn’t commit. And the Union will be hung out to dry with them.

 

THE JOURNEY HOME

by K’Anne Meinel
narrated by Cassandra Arnold

In the midst of the Great Depression, Cassandra Scheimer is trying to keep the family farm afloat in the Big Woods of Wisconsin…alone. As a local midwife and struggling backwoods doctor, she certainly doesn’t need more mouths to feed.

Stephanie Evans is a widow enceinte with her third child. She accepts a kind stranger’s offer of marriage in exchange for keeping house for him…but he never shows up to claim her. While dealing with unrequited guilt and the desperation of impoverished motherhood, moving in and consequentially falling in love with Cass is the least of her worries.

For Cass, having been in love with a woman once before, she feels it couldn’t possibly happen twice. When it does, Cass is convinced the love cannot be returned. Can she and Stephanie keep it hidden from the prying eyes of children and the meddling neighbors in this small rural community?

Can Cass deal with the guilt she feels over her brother’s injury, an injury that prevents him from doing his duty for their country? She worries joining the Nursing Corps may put too much stress on her newfound relationship with Stephanie, yet she decides to join nonetheless.

The woman who returns from the war and the woman left behind on the farm are not the same people who once fell in love. Can they return to being lovers after years spent apart? Destiny put them in each other’s path, but will World War II tear apart their love?

 

MARKED FOR MURDER

The Mika and Leah Cross Saga: Book 3

by Donna Raider
narrated by Melissa Schwairy

Marked for Murder is the third novel championing the eternal love of Angel Mika and Witch Leah Cross. Mika has been tasked with righting the wrongs growing in the church. Bored in New York Leah auditions for a television series and lands the starring role, shinning a spotlight on the two immortal lovers.

You’ll laugh and cry as our lovers strive to hide their true identities and protect their children while staying one step ahead of an ancient serial killer.

 

REAPING THE BENEFITS

by E. J. Noyes
narrated by Abby Craden

Morgan Ashworth isn’t having a good day. The award for Minion of the Year is slipping out of reach, and she has to administer an afterlife package to one of her human employees. An employee she’s attracted to. An employee who’ll soon know Morgan isn’t quite what she seems.

Jane Smith was having a great day. Until her hot boss dropped a bombshell. It’s time for Jane to complete the questionnaire to decide where she’ll spend her afterlife. Oh, and her boss is immortal and also Death’s Head Minion. Yes, Death, as in the Grim Reaper.

 

SECOND NATURE
Shape-Shifter: Book 1

by Jae
narrated by Abby Craden

A compelling stand-alone lesbian paranormal romance, part one in the award-winning Shape-Shifter series.

For solitary novelist Jorie Price, true love seems as fictional as the shape-shifting creatures she writes about in her paranormal romances. Griffin Westmore doesn’t believe in love, either, but she’s one of those not-so-fictional shape-shifters who secretly live among humans.

When Jorie’s writing gets uncomfortably close to the truth, Griffin is sent to investigate and, if necessary, kill the author to protect the secrets of her kind. But when Griffin unexpectedly finds herself drawn to Jorie, her world is turned upside down. Hell, she’s supposed to kill the human, not fall in love with her! How can she complete her mission now?

 

PINK BEAN SERIES
Books 1-3

by Harper Bliss
narrated by Angela Dawe, Melissa Moran

Sydney is full of coffee shops, but none as exciting, and full of drama, as the Pink Bean.

First meet Micky, a newly divorced mother of two, who in No Strings Attached is claiming her independence by taking a job at the Pink Bean and exploring a new side to herself.

Next up are Kristin and Sheryl, the owners of the Pink Bean. Beneath the Surface will take you back in time to follow their journey and discover the origin story of Sydney’s pinkest coffee shop.

Finally, get to know Josephine, long-time barista at the Pink Bean, as she attempts to get over her insecurities and opens herself up to love in Everything Between Us.

 

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Summer Loving is a collection of short summer stories from a selection of some of the hottest names in f/f fiction right now. Available for preorder!

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: May 21st Edition

Dear Lesfic Reader,

Thanks again for your patience while I juggle everything and take extra time to recover from my illness.

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.

Finally, tomorrow is the last day for the IHL Mega Sale. Don’t miss out on loading up on fab lesfic books at fantastic prices. Click here for the main sale page.

Stay safe and well.

Happy reading!

TB

ROMANCE

 

PURSUING PANDORA

by Maggie Brown

Corporate lawyer Winter Carlyle is the first to admit that she’s become jaded with romance after a very messy public breakup.

When her bossy aunt asks her to visit a high-end nightclub to check on her young cousin, Winter reluctantly agrees. Poking her nose into her cousin’s love life is the last thing she wants to do. So what if he has a giant crush on Pandora, a lounge singer thirteen years his senior? The cougar just might teach him a thing or two.

For Pandora, the sultry siren with the slinky low-cut gown façade is all an act. It’s showbiz. She dislikes the adulation and the numerous advances, especially from the Russian gangster and the aging playboy. Besides, she has an ulterior motive for being at the club, and romance is definitely off the agenda.

But uptight, reserved Winter is a complication she hasn’t foreseen. And even with the best intentions, love has a way of striking at the most inopportune times.

 

AVALANCHE

by Stephanie Shea

Available in Kindle Unlimited

On-the-rise fashion photographer Blake Elimar has only ever been in love once—with her then best friend, Drew. It’s taken five years to piece herself together, especially since the last time they’d seen each other was at Drew’s wedding.

Drew Dimitrov has officially been dubbed the model world’s new it-girl. In a career-defining moment, she has been given her first nude photoshoot at Luxe magazine, and Blake just happens to be the photographer.

It’s a reunion neither expects.

But can anyone stop an avalanche once the ice begins to fall?

 

THE ADVENTURERS

by Bryce Oakley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Joey and Kendall’s paths cross, a rocky start with an accidental laundry switch turns into an unlikely friendship. From there, the two friends make a pact to get out of their comfort zones, one piece of paper drawn from an “Adventure Jar” at a time. A growing mutual attraction leads them on an adventure that neither one might have expected…

 

PLEASE, MISTRESS

by Grace Parkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Fiona can’t stop thinking about her Ice Queen teacher, the enigmatic Joss Red. Can she make her dreams become reality? 

A sizzling Age Gap, Dominant/submissive romance from Grace Parkes.

 

FRENCH PRESS

by Sienna Waters

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Paris, the City of Love.

Unless you’ve just been dumped, of course…

Journalist Hayden Wright’s romantic trip to France isn’t turning out quite as she expected. Not least because her girlfriend is now her ex-girlfriend and she’s supposed to go it alone. Nevertheless, she’s sure she’s got the strength to be independent, right up until her cases don’t arrive and she breaks down at the airport.

Which is when Nicolette Roche magically appears to save her skin. Well, her luggage, at least.

Nicolette is flighty, flexible, unreliable and… beautiful. Exactly what Hayden doesn’t need in her perfectly planned life. But Hayden’s a woman with a mission: to find Sydney Duchamp, a model who dropped off the face of the earth almost forty years ago. And Nicolette might just hold the key to the mystery.

A missing woman, a top job up for grabs, a relationship that redefines the word complicated, and a beautiful French woman. Hayden has more than enough on her plate. So she can’t possibly fall in love as well. Or can she?

 

DYALESSIA GAMES: BESS & MIRA 2.0
Dyalessia Games: Book 5

by Scott Kujawa

Available in Kindle Unlimited

After returning to Rochester from New York City, Bess and Mira desired to expand their family. Working together, the two settle into their home and plan to have their baby. As the months pass, Bess reunites with Amy, her former lover while at college, and Kylia and Tess, her former roommates.

Knowing Bess carries their child, Mira’s eager to help her wife throughout the pregnancy. Mira also expands the art gallery her family owns in New York City, opening one in Rochester. It won’t be long before Bess and Mira learn more about each other and their relationship. Adding a child to their family transforms it, strengthening the love they share.

Other surprises are in store for Bess and Mira as their lives change because of the baby.

 

IN HER HANDS

by Rebekah Blackmore

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Veronica “Ronnie” Winters loves her life. She works as a pediatric nurse at a local hospital, and she is engaged to a wonderful man. When Ronnie meets Amy Vascar, the mother of one of her patients, she realizes just how quickly someone’s life can change in an instant of meeting just the right person, and how quickly friendship can morph into something more.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

WAITING FOR YOU

by Elle Spencer

Have you ever met someone and felt like you’ve known them in a thousand different lifetimes?

Lindsay Hall was a high school senior when she and her friend Patty discovered peach schnapps, listened to a past-life hypnosis CD, and got an up-close look at who she once was. And who she used to love. The knowledge of her past life has always haunted Lindsay. As her ex is happy to point out, it’s gotten in the way of her relationships too. Even her teenage daughter has politely suggested that she “get the eff over it.” Except she didn’t say eff.

Ren Christopher just wants a quick break before she starts a new job in Paris. She’s just extracted herself from a not-brief-enough, drama-filled relationship. A few weeks relaxing and hanging with her old college friend Deb is just what the doctor ordered. No pressure, no expectations, and absolutely no drama.

Everything is perfect until Lindsay faints at the sight of Ren.

 

THE ROAD HOME

by Erin Zak

When she’s passed over for the role of a lifetime, Hollywood actress Gwendolyn Carter is absolutely crushed. That’s when things go from bad to worse. Home to celebrate her dad’s birthday, Gwen discovers her mom is sick and might not have much time left. She stays to help and to repair the emotional rift that has kept them apart for so long. That’s easier said than done, though, because oh-so-perfect Lila Machowicz has all but replaced Gwen as Carol Carter’s surrogate daughter.

Gwen and Lila are forced to work together to support the woman they both care about, even though they’re rivals for a place in Carol’s life. The last thing either expects is an attraction as undeniable as it is inconvenient. When Lila helps Gwen rebuild trust with her mom, Gwen’s heart begins to thaw. But every family has a closet full of skeletons, and when she discovers the family secret, will she ever be able to trust Lila again?

 

THE DUCHESS AND THE DREAMER

by Jenny Frame

Clementine Fitzroy, Duchess of Rosebrook, doesn’t trust dreamers. After her grandmother and famous social reformer blew the family fortune on her dream of creating a new kind of community, the family land was sold off and their coffers drained. Clementine grew up watching her mother struggle and now lives in the small gatehouse behind her former family home.

Evan Fox has a dream that could change the world and save the planet. As CEO of her family toy company, she creates fuel for the imagination. When the Rosebrook estate comes up for sale, Evan jumps at the chance to make her vision of a utopian eco community come to life.

Clementine is wary of the good-looking newcomer, but Evan is determined to win over the beautiful duchess and prove that sometimes dreams really do come true.

 

OLIVIA’S AWAKENING

by Ronica Black

Olivia Savage is newly divorced and embarking on the not-so-easy task of getting into shape. One morning, after struggling to run up a mountain trail, she meets Eve Monroe who stirs her in ways she doesn’t understand.

Eve helps women achieve the physical fitness they yearn for, but when it comes to her love life, she buries her own yearnings and only dates casually. All that changes the day she meets the beautiful and sheltered Olivia. Eve is surprisingly smitten, and she soon finds that her desire to help is quickly overshadowed by her desire to make love.

When Olivia hires Eve as her trainer, their attempts at controlling their attraction are no match for their unbridled passion. But it’s the deeper, more poignant feelings neither of them can ignore that have Olivia and Eve questioning everything they’ve ever known about love.

 

LOVE ON THE NIGHT SHIFT

by Radclyffe

Between ruling the night shift in the ER at the Rivers and raising her teenage daughter, Blaise Richeilieu has all the drama she needs in her life. When a dashing young attending appears on the scene and relentlessly pursues her, Blaise has plenty of reasons to say no—or at least she tells herself she does, despite Grady’s nearly irresistible charm. Even if Blaise had the slightest desire to play Grady’s game, the past she’s kept hidden from everyone is a secret she intends to keep buried. What Blaise doesn’t know is the barriers she constructs make Grady even more determined to find a way through them.

 

FORGING A DESIRE LINE

by Mary P. Burns

Charley Owens is content with her life. She has her super-organized job, her super-clean apartment, her long-time friends, and her cats. That’s all she needs after the crumbling of her twenty-five-year relationship, even if her friends keep trying to set her up with someone new. But when she meets the handsome and aloof Joanna, she’s forced to reevaluate what it is she wants, and maybe what’s been missing…

Everything seems to be going well until Charley’s ex-wife, Tricia, calls with devastating news and Charley’s hope for a quiet life is overturned. While trying to take care of Tricia, Charley is determined to get Joanna to take a chance on her. But is she ready to take one herself?

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

WHILE MY HEART BEATS

by Erin McKenzie

Johanna Lennox, a working-class Scottish nurse, and Ellie Winthrop, a Voluntary Aid Detachment recruit from a wealthy British family, are thrown together in a general hospital in France during World War I.

When Johanna’s mother dies unexpectedly, Ellie is there to offer the comfort she desperately needs, and their feelings for each other grow into an attraction neither can deny. Johanna is convinced they can’t have a future together and throws herself into her work to escape her pain. She volunteers to serve closer to the front and almost loses her life before being sent home.

When Ellie refuses to give up hope and goes to find her, will Johanna be able to trust that a love born amidst the horrors of the Great War can survive in a post-war world?

 

MYSTERY / THRILLER

 

MALICE IN THE SHADOWS
Shadow Series: Book 6

by Kat Smith

Available in Kindle Unlimited

In the sixth installment of the Shadow Series, a hacker calling himself the Video Vigilante is terrorizing citizens of New York City. Slithering through the shadows of cyberspace, he commandeers the smart home devices of Garrison Security Corporation’s customers, covertly records their scandalous activities, then demands a ransom to keep their secrets from becoming front-page news.

When the hacker targets a US Senator, threatening the National Security of the United States, Alex receives a desperate call from a former lover, Jennifer Duncan, the Chief Information Officer of Garrison Security, pleading for the help of the ICC to capture the Video Vigilante.

Sent to New York to hunt down the hacker, Payton and Alex find themselves in the midst of a corporate power struggle and become tangled in a deceptive web of corporate espionage, embezzlement, and murder. As they race against the clock to expose the hacker, an underlying menacing plot to destroy Garrison Security’s CEO, Keelyn Garrison, and take over her family empire comes to light.

 

MILITARIAL MALICE
Book 28

by K’Anne Meinel

Alice’s unfinished business has caused her and her family a lot of unforeseen aggravation, and Alice seeks to make amends. But it seems life isn’t finished with her yet. Just when Alice thinks they’re about to be happy again, life throws her one more curve, and this one is a doozy!

 

 

EXIT STRATEGY
Joanna Mitchell Thrillers: Book 2

by Barbara Winkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The past will find you.

Joanna cherishes the peaceful life she’s found, far away from the tribulations she and Rue have faced. When her job leads her to a woman in distress, she can’t turn away, even knowing that her actions might put a spotlight on her.

Joanna will have to face old and new enemies while protecting the ones she loves. With Rue by her side, can she persevere once more?

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

PRETENDING IN PARADISE

by M. Ullrich
narrated by Keira Grace

When travelwisdom.com assigns PR specialist Caroline Beckett and travel blogger Emma Morgan to cover a hot new couples retreat, they’re forced to fake a relationship to secure a reservation. Ten days in paradise would be a dream assignment, if only they’d stop arguing long enough to enjoy it.

Reputations are Caroline’s business. Too bad she was forced out of her previous job when an ex smeared hers all over the office grapevine. She’s never getting involved with a coworker again, especially not one as careless and unprofessional as Emma.

Emma knows that life is too short to play by the rules. But when she goes too far and a defamation lawsuit puts her job in jeopardy, she has to make nice with Caroline, the image police, and deliver the best story of her career.

Only pretending to be in love sure feels a whole lot like falling in love. When their story goes public, ambition and privacy collide, and their chance at making a fake relationship real might just be collateral damage.

 

CHANGING THE SCRIPT

by Lee Winter
narrated by Claire Alain

A funny, small-town lesbian romance about clashing cultures and daring to dream big.

LA-based English indie filmmaker Alex Levitin reluctantly takes a job in New Zealand to save the “worst movie ever”, Shezan: Mistress of the Forest. Things might go easier for her if she didn’t almost run over the standoffish, beautiful local cop on her first day in town. And it’d really help if her film set wasn’t being mysteriously sabotaged.

When Ika Whenu’s Senior Constable Sam Keegan isn’t trying to stamp out a motorcycle gang drug problem afflicting her town, she’s publicly slamming everything about the exploitative film, Shezan, and the Hollywood blow-ins making it. That includes its nerdy, cute director, Alex, who has woeful driving skills to go with her smart mouth.

Against the stunning scenery and chaotic film-set backdrop, attraction flares between the two warring women as they’re forced to work together to find the set saboteur.

 

DEPARTURE FROM THE SCRIPT

by Jae
narrated by Abigail Rakocy

It’s aspiring actress meeting photographer, femme meeting butch in this light-hearted lesbian romance set in Hollywood. 

Aspiring actress Amanda Clark and photographer Michelle Osinski are two women burned by love and not looking to test the fire again. And even if they were, it certainly wouldn’t be with each other. Amanda has never been attracted to a butch woman before, and Michelle personifies the term butch.

Having just landed a role on a hot new TV show, she’s determined to focus on her career and doesn’t need any complications in her life. After a turbulent breakup with her starlet ex, Michelle swore she would never get involved with an actress again.

Another high-maintenance woman is the last thing she wants, and her first encounter with Amanda certainly makes her appear the type. But after a date that is not a date and some meddling from Amanda’s grandmother, they both begin to wonder if it’s not time for a departure from their usual dating scripts.

 

SHANGHAIED
A Woman Down Under Series Prequel

by K’Anne Meinel
narrated by Rachel Quinn Haines

Melissa Lawrence’s life had been planned out for her. As a wife in the upper echelon of New York society, she was expected to take her place among some of the wealthiest people in America. A society that judges you on your looks will ignore certain things because of the money your family possesses, which you will eventually inherit; however, certain peccadillos will never be acceptable, and as Melissa becomes Mel and begins to realize her potential, life sends her on a journey she never could have anticipated.

 

IN DYER CIRCUMSTANCES
The Final Chapter

by Claire Highton-Stevenson
narrated by Sarah Kempton

Everything you thought you knew – is wrong!

Agent Ren Dyer wakes up in a hospital room with her lover Andrea Fielding by her bedside, but not all is as it seems when Andrea appears distant, and not at all like the lover she has come to depend upon.

With no recollection of what has happened, Ren must rely on those around her to explain, but when the explanation makes no sense, what can she do?

Walking out of the hospital, she comes face-to-face with a new reality, a familiar one that leaves her lost and confused. And now she must regain the love of Andrea Fielding all over again.

 

LADY BLUE

by Prudence MacLeod
narrated by Aimee Aguilera

An abused and bullied teenager is suddenly granted great and terrible powers by an ancient goddess. Each step towards womanhood is shaped by her new abilities, as is the woman she will become. Devil or angel, which will she be? Will the woman who chases her ever know for sure?

 

TO THE BEAT OF THEIR OWN DRUM
Jems & Jamz: Book 3

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue
narrated by Kris Szczesny

Before becoming members of Jems and Jamz, Spike Bianchi and Jemma Rodriguez were just two lost individuals trying to find their way in life. Find out how one trip to Texas changed the course of their lives and spurred the evolution of the band known as Jems and Jamz.

 

LESFIC BOOK NEWS

Summer Loving is a collection of short summer stories from a selection of some of the hottest names in f/f fiction right now. Available for Preorder. 

 

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.

Cheyenne Blue provides chuckles with her The United States Border Patrol is Not Your Friend. Cheyenne is giving away 1 ecopy of ALL AT SEA to one lucky winner.

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


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Mega Sale and Newsletter Announcement

Dear Lesfic Reader,

I want to thank all of you who wished me well. Every message meant a lot.

Today, I’m announcing the I Heart Lesfic mega sale is underway. Click on this link for the main page. The final day of the sale is this Friday, May 22nd.

My second announcement is the new release newsletter that typically goes out on Tuesdays will be published this Thursday, May 21st (fingers crossed). With the sale and being in poor health, I need a couple of extra days. This won’t be a permanent change, but over the next few weeks, I may need to do the best I can, which could mean adjusting the schedule as needed.

Don’t forget to check out the mega sale.

Please stay safe and well.

TB


Summer Loving is a collection of short summer stories from a selection of some of the hottest names in f/f fiction right now. Available for preorder!

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I Heart Lesfic Newsletter Announcement

Dear Lesfic Reader,

It’s with a heavy heart that I have to cancel this week’s newsletter due to poor health. I’ve been battling an illness for many weeks, and most of the time, I feel okay. But the past 5 days have been extraordinarily difficult, and I’ve been staying in bed.

As of now, I’m hoping to have a newsletter on May 19th, but I can’t make any promises.

Also, the mega sale starting on May 18th may have to be cancelled. I’ll make a decision on Wednesday, May 13th.

My sincere apologies.

Please stay safe and well.

TB

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The United States Border Patrol is Not Your Friend by Cheyenne Blue

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 Cheyenne Blue is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Cheyenne is giving away 1 ecopy of All at Sea. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Cheyenne.

The United States Border Patrol is Not Your Friend

I’m lucky enough to have lived in a few different places around the world: Australia (of course), the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States. For most of ten years, I lived in various parts of the southwest, mostly in Denver, Colorado (which is still where I call my American home), but also spent several months in Phoenix, Arizona.

I love Arizona. A city is a city is a city, but to me, what I love is getting out into the remote and rural areas. ‘Going bush’ we call it in Australia, or ‘heading backcountry’ in the U.S. Arizona is an amazing place for a desert lover. My partner and I would head off in our Jeep and explore the desert parks, the huge tracts of public land held by the Bureau of Land Management, and the mines and ghost towns that dotted those regions. I loved the glistening desert pavements of compacted fragments of rock, as smooth and shiny as any highway. I loved travelling the dry desert washes that spilled out of the mountains onto the plains, and the cacti in all their beauty and glory. (I had a few run-ins with cactus spines too, including sitting on a barrel cactus, but that story is not this story). I loved, too, the characters I met along the way (some bad, most great) and places like the Lone Star Bar (sadly now closed) which stood all by itself on a quiet crossroads. The place had hundreds of bras suspended from the ceiling, like a fabric jungle of vines. I only just managed to hang on to mine.

Arizona is a fabulous destination for four-wheel driving, and there is one long desert track that, for us, was the stuff of fantasy. Coming from Australia, where routes like the Canning Stock Route can take most of a week to drive, the long multi-day drive along the Camino del Diablo sounded like heaven. The ‘Devil’s Highway’ runs for 250 miles, much of it right alongside the border with Mexico. In the early 2000s, which is when this story takes place, the border ‘fence’ was mostly two rusty strands of wire held up (or not) by rotting fence posts.  Yes, there were many people crossing illegally into the United States, and the poorly patrolled remote area of Sonoran Desert was a dangerous temptation for some.

Travelling the Camino meant paperwork. Permits and ‘hold harmless’ agreements. We’d never had to sign any such thing before, and as the Camino crossed the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range, as well as the usual warnings about mountain lions, lack of water, lack of assistance, lack of a breakdown service, and lack of, well, anything, the hold harmless included a disclaimer that we may be used as target practice by the air force. We were, but luckily they only used laser beams.

Camping on the Camino was a particular delight. There was no light pollution, no noise except the howling of coyotes, and no one to be seen. No one except the U.S. Border Patrol.

The Border Patrol used mainly helicopters on this remote stretch. On our first night’s camp, we were sound asleep in our little tent when we were woken by the whop-whop-whop of an approaching ‘copter. Searchlights shone down on us, as bright as any alien abduction, illuminating us in our tent as clearly as day. We lay still and waited for them to go away. Long minutes passed while they were presumably checking the number of bodies in the tent, the vehicle rego, and our permit to be there, but eventually the light was turned off and the whop-whop-whop faded away.

It was the middle of the night. And, as I’m sure many of you will know, when woken in the middle of the night, the urge to pee gets stronger. I got up and stuck my head out of the tent. No one around. No helicopter, no vehicle patrols, no border jumpers. Not a soul. I put on my boots (Those cacti spines, y’know) and walked stark naked out of the tent into the moonlight.

It was a beautiful night.  Forgetting the need to pee, I wandered across the sand, sparkling in the moonlight, through cacti gardens, following my nose until I stood on a slight rise. The tent was about 200 yards away, and the only sound was an occasional night bird… and the whop-whop-whop of the border patrol helicopter.

I took a quick scan around but although I could hear it, I couldn’t see it anywhere. I crouched to pee. And suddenly, the motor noise was louder and the bloody alien abduction light switched on brighter than a hundred football fields. The searchlight beamed down on me as I peed. In my imagination, I could hear the laughter of the border patrol agents only a short distance above me.

What could I do? I looked up, waved, smiled for the cameras, finished peeing, had a little shaky-shaky-shake dry and stomped off back to the tent, my naked flesh illuminated all the way by the perfect circle of the spotlight.

I crawled inside to my partner’s laughter—just as loud, I’m sure, as the laughter of the agents in the helicopter.

GIVEAWAY

ALL AT SEA

by Cheyenne Blue

An enthralling, opposites-attract lesbian romance about what lies beneath.

Stevie Sterling is having a day from hell. Snubbed—yet again—by her unsupportive parents, she runs out on their posh party and takes refuge on a deserted yacht. Waking the next day with the world’s worst hangover, Stevie finds herself far from shore.

As if being trapped on the yacht in only her party dress isn’t bad enough, Stevie’s frantic that she’ll miss the first day of her new job as a nurse. She has so much to prove in her career—to herself and her parents.

The yacht’s cute but unimpressed captain, Kaz Malone—an eco-warrior who hits the seas with Sinbad the cat—is on a mission: There’s a nuclear-waste-dumping tanker to harass.

Kaz is as single-minded as she is stubborn and she’s not about to turn around for some stowaway with a new job. Hell, no. Saving the planet comes first.

But perhaps there’s more than one way to a destination?

  • 1 winner
  • Prize:
    1 Ebook

All At Sea Giveaway

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Cheyenne Blue has been hanging around the lesbian erotica world since 1999 writing short lesbian erotica which has appeared in over 90 anthologies. Her stories got longer and longer and more and more romantic, so she went with the flow and switched to writing romance novels. You’ll find her books published by Ylva Publishing—the latest being All at Sea. She loves writing big-hearted romance often set in rural Australia because that’s where she lives. She has a small house on a hill with a big deck and bigger view—perfect for morning coffee, evening wine, and anytime writing.

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: May 5th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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

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

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

ALL AT SEA

by Cheyenne Blue

An enthralling, opposites-attract lesbian romance about what lies beneath.

Stevie Sterling is having a day from hell. Snubbed—yet again—by her unsupportive parents, she runs out on their posh party and takes refuge on a deserted yacht. Waking the next day with the world’s worst hangover, Stevie finds herself far from shore.

As if being trapped on the yacht in only her party dress isn’t bad enough, Stevie’s frantic that she’ll miss the first day of her new job as a nurse. She has so much to prove in her career—to herself and her parents.

The yacht’s cute but unimpressed captain, Kaz Malone—an eco-warrior who hits the seas with Sinbad the cat—is on a mission: There’s a nuclear-waste-dumping tanker to harass.

Kaz is as single-minded as she is stubborn and she’s not about to turn around for some stowaway with a new job. Hell, no. Saving the planet comes first.

But perhaps there’s more than one way to a destination?

 

REVOLVING DOORS

by Helen Macpherson

Businesswoman Rhiannon Sharp is at the top of her game. After years spent crossing the globe, she returns Sydney. Though professionally feted, a key part of her personal life is missing. World-renowned concert pianist Angela Drayton is on an extended sabbatical with her son, wondering how her life is so full and yet strangely empty. A 20-year school reunion is the perfect opportunity for both to gain answers to questions so long left unanswered. But will they? Can they pick up from where they never really managed to start?

 

DARE TO LOVE

by A.L. Brooks

A slow-burn lesbian romance about leaving the past behind and opening your heart to new possibilities.

Investment banker Ash Taylor left her cut-throat world to set up a cool, cutting-edge tattoo studio. Her love life’s been a lot bumpier, though. Ever since a heart-breaking affair with a straight colleague, she’s vowed to steer clear of women unsure of their sexuality.

Talent-agency executive Carmen Lyttleton is straight, career focused, and not prone to distraction from her occasional casual relationships. When her best friend gets a tattoo at Ash’s studio, Carmen finds herself unexpectedly impressed by Ash and her business.

When they accidentally meet again, Carmen is shocked by the sparks between them and the realization that she feels a lot more than just admiration for Ash’s work ethic. It can’t possibly mean what it seems…can it?

The pull between the women is powerful but so are their fears, old baggage, and stubbornness. Can they dare to love?

 

HEADMISTRESS

by Emily Hayes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Can Megan’s charm melt the heart of her Ice Queen boss, the Headmistress?

A hot, Age Gap, Ice Queen lesbian romance from exciting new lesfic author, Emily Hayes. *Includes explicit scenes involving BDSM*

Megan is a struggling single mom who lies on her resume to get a job in a school as Personal Assistant to demanding Headmistress, Deborah Stewart. All Megan wants is to create a better life for her daughter.

Nothing Megan does is ever good enough to please Ms Stewart.

But, there is something about the way that Ms Stewart treats Megan, that makes Megan begin to wonder if she secretly likes being ordered around and made to wait.

Can Megan thaw her boss’s icy heart and find a way to indulge her new fantasies?

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

MADDIE AND KARA
Breaking Free

by D.R. Coghlan

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A desperate boyfriend. A seductive housemate. Can their love survive the distance?

Kara should be having the time of her life in London, but instead, she waits anxiously for word that Maddie is on her way.

Maddie’s future is mapped out for her including marrying her long-term boyfriend. Her family don’t know she’s in love with a woman. Maddie can either cave in to their expectations, or break free and follow Kara to London.

As communication crumbles, Kara’s loneliness increases and she starts to lose hope.  Will Maddie make it or will Kara move on and give in to temptation?

The sequel to Maddie Meets Kara. Can be read as a standalone.

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

UNLEASHED: CASE OF THE DALMATION SALVATION

by Erik Schubach

Finnegan Temperance McLeary-May, dog walker extraordinaire has had an eventful time in Manhattan since she first moved to New York City. Her unique profession and quirky, bubbly personality endear her to everyone who meets her.

Finnegan and her detective wife, Jane, are asked by the owner of the mega dog walking conglomerate, Rafiel’s Canine Walkers, for a favor.

Dogs are vanishing from their homes after dog walkers from RCW drop them off after their walks. There is no signs of forced entry and nothing in the homes are missing. So the dogs are written off by the NYPD as runaways.

Fin, Calvin, Jane, and even Fin’s daughter, Luce, get embroiled in a case that is much more than it seems. It will take all their resources combined to bring the dog-nappers to justice.

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

HEART OF GOLD
Heart Series: Book 1

by Luci Dreamer

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Thomasina ‘Thomas’ Miller decides to live as a man rather than have her fate controlled by one. She heads to the Klondike during the Gold Rush of 1898 hoping to find enough gold to purchase a ranch in the West. On the journey, she meets and falls for Rachel Harkes and realizes her secret might cost her everything as they rely on each other to survive against the harsh elements at the top of the world.

 

HISTORICAL 

 

DISTANT HORIZONS
The Cavendish Trilogy: Book 3

by F.K. Sewell

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Leaving London far behind, Vesta Calida Cavendish sets sail with a new crew – and an old friend – still seeking that elusive ship of her own. However, advancement soon becomes the least of her worries when the Captain’s wife catches her eye and a new enemy gets wind of her intentions…

Meanwhile, Matthew is struggling to stay afloat in the navy, constantly treading a fine line between being himself and staying out of trouble. Little does he know, his luck may be about to run out…

Nicolas Cavendish is doing his utmost to maintain his fearsome reputation, live up to his father’s legacy and keep his family happy, however the consequences of his notoriety are fast advancing and they might not be pleasant…

All three of their paths converge as matters come to a head and in the end, survival will depend on how the cards play out…

 

EROTICA

 

A DISCOVERY OF BDSM
A Bijou Basin Book Bite: Book 1

by Koriana Brackson

Available in Kindle Unlimited

“Have you… have you ever… experimented with BDSM?”

Of all the things Kenzie’s best friend and lover could have asked her, she didn’t expect that question. Yet, three years into their friendship, it’s exactly what Felicity wanted to know. A twenty-three year old Kenzie learns of Dominance and submission for the first time, and it intrigues her as much as it intrigued Felicity.

 

DYSTOPIAN ROMANCE

 

MISHA’S PROMISE
Karst: Book 3

by Renee MacKenzie

After spending her youth being reviled and abused, Misha Wyatt has settled into a peaceful existence as a healer in Karst, New America. When an airplane crashes in the meadow outside of Karst, Misha hurries to the wreckage to help the pilot. Misha is not expecting the pilot to be alive…or so beautiful. Will her uncontrollable desire to keep the pilot safe be her downfall? Will their love survive the dangerous journey East? Can they survive this journey?

The last book in the Karst series brings our characters to their physical and emotional limits. Don’t miss the culmination of this exciting series!

 

YA THRILLER

 

THE BOOK OF PROMISES

by Tammy Bird

Spencer Price is living her best life in Denver Colorado.

But when Jordan Rohan kisses her, and her best friend writes it in their shared book of promises, she suddenly finds herself in a struggle between duty and independence, allegiance and betrayal.

Soon, two things become clear: There is far more to the kiss than Spencer first believed, and the person to whom she is most connected is hiding secrets far deeper and more dangerous than Spencer ever suspected. To uncover the secrets, Spencer must question the promises of the past. But doing so could bring death, not only to herself but to those who are her future.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

A WOMAN UNDONE
A Woman Lost: Book 6

by TB Markinson
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

Despite Lizzie’s attempts to hide from her family, circumstances pull her even deeper into the complicated Petrie web.

After a disastrous family Christmas, Lizzie’s friends and family seek her counsel, dragging Lizzie back into their orbit. With a brother facing prison time, a family feud, the possibility of raising her niece, and the desire to have another child, Lizzie’s one step from constructing a moat to block out the world.

Will Lizzie crack or dig deep to prevent the collapse of the family?

A Woman Undone is the smart and funny sixth installment of A Woman Lost, a series of contemporary lesbian romances. If you like fully-formed characters, complicated family dynamics, and well-crafted prose, then you’ll love T.B. Markinson’s heart-warming series.

 

DON’T TELL ME TWICE
Jems & Jamz: Book 1

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue
narrated by Kris Szczesny

When Buck, the lead singer of Jems and Jamz, loses Olive, her girlfriend and lead guitarist to a rival band, her life takes a drastic turn. Just when everything seems like it is too much to handle, her band manager hires a new woman Ziggy to take Olive’s place.

Ziggy is charming and challenges Buck with her overall talent, creating tension between the two. Buck does her best to get along with the other woman, but when the Ziggy threatens her spot on vocals, tempers flare.

 

WAITING FOR YOU

by Elle Spencer
narrated by Lori Prince

Have you ever met someone and felt like you’ve known them in a thousand different lifetimes?

Lindsay Hall was a high school senior when she and her friend Patty discovered peach schnapps, listened to a past-life hypnosis CD, and got an up-close look at who she once was. And who she used to love. The knowledge of her past life has always haunted Lindsay. As her ex-husband is happy to point out, it’s made her a pretty crappy partner, too. Even her teenage daughter has politely suggested that she “get the eff over it.” Except she didn’t say eff.

Ren Christopher just wants a quick break before she starts a new job in London. She’s just extracted herself from a not-brief-enough, drama-filled relationship. A few weeks relaxing, drinking too much wine, and hanging with her old college friend Patty is just what the doctor ordered. No pressure, no expectations, and absolutely no drama.

Everything is perfect until Lindsay faints at the sight of Ren.

 

THE BIG UNEASY
Around the World: Book 2

by A.E. Radley
narrated by Ella Lynch

They say opposites attract, but can lightning strike twice?

Rebecca has convinced Arabella to accompany her on a trip to New Orleans. Both women are struggling to figure out their new relationship, as Rebecca gives Arabella the space she requests, and Arabella comes to terms with her unexpected feelings for the younger woman.

Meeting Rebecca’s friend Jenn gives them the chance to learn more about each other, while Jenn starts to fall for her own older woman from out of town.

The second book in the Around the World Series, following on from the smash hit success The Road Ahead.

 

LESFIC BOOK EVENTS

 

LESFIC AUTHOR NEWS

IHL is organizing a mega sale scheduled May. 18th through May. 22nd. To get your book(s) involved in the sale, click on the image for the details.

Deadline to join is May 5th.

 

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.

Tammy Bird provides chuckles with her Myrtle and Tillie guest post. Tammy is giving away 1 ecopy of The Book of Promises.

Two Lady Macbeths and My Poor, Traumatized Classmates by Rae Magdon will make you smile. Rae is giving away 1 ecopy of Fur and Fangs: Volumes 1-10

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


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Myrtle and Tillie by Tammy Bird

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 Tammy Bird is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Tammy is giving away 1 ecopy of The Book of Promises. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Tammy.

Myrtle and Tillie

My parents divorced when my sister was five and I was ten. I stayed in Colorado with my dad and travelled via plane to my mom’s house each summer. When I was eleven, my dad allowed me to choose two rats for my birthday (something my mom had denied me since I was eight and fell in love with a beautiful grey rat who lived in my 4th grade classroom).

Myrtle and Tillie were well trained and went everywhere with me, usually on my shoulder. When I went for a haircut in preparation for my upcoming plane ride to visit my mom and sister, I forgot they were there, so imagine my shock when my hairdresser screamed at the top of her lungs and practically flew into the chair behind me. When I looked into the mirror to see what had spooked her so, there was Myrtle, her little pink nose twitching, looking in the mirror, as well.

My dad was not amused. In fact, he grounded my girls from my shoulder, where I thought they would ride when I travelled to my mom’s the following week. It seemed a perfectly acceptable plan in my twelve-year-old brain. My dad, of course, let me know that they would travel in their cage—end of discussion. Except, when we arrived at the airport, rats in tow in their little traveling cage covered with a towel, we were told they could not travel on the plane with me. Why we didn’t already know this is beyond me, but we didn’t.

I could not live without Myrtle and Tillie for a whole summer, I argued. I would just die. But the grown-ups just didn’t understand, and so I took the girls to the bathroom with my father’s blessing to dry my eyes and love on them one more time. When I handed the cage to my father ten minutes later, he promised to take care of them and to give me updates each time that I called.

I walked bravely onto the plane, only turning once more to wave at my dad. These were the days when your parent could watch you until you disappeared into the long tunnel and onto the plane.

In the air an hour later, the pilot turned off the “Seatbelt” sign, and I popped the silver buckle that held me in place and reached down to my tube socks. “Be still,” I whispered and rubbed gently on both legs at the same time. “No one can know you are here.”

For reference, here, the flight from Denver to Norfolk is four hours non-stop. Rats cannot stay still in a tube sock without peeing and pooping for four hours. Just sayin’. So off I went to the teeny tiny airplane restroom where I removed sweet Myrtle and Tillie from my socks and let them run around for about five minutes to do their business. On time number three, the stewardess who was taxed with making sure I made it safely into my mom’s arms, knocked on the door. “You okay in there, honey?”

“Yes, ma’am.” I leaned toward the back of the tiny room in an attempt to sound like I was on the toilet. “Just nerves.”

“Okay. Let me know if you need anything.”

Safely through that exchange, I turned back to my own little charges. Myrtle was gone. Shit. She couldn’t be far, right? It is a box of a space. And yet, she was nowhere. I even stuck my hand in the trash can. After a few minutes, I told myself she was okay, and I would come back in thirty minutes to coax her out with a peanut. I have no idea if rats like peanuts, but that was my big plan. Until I heard the scream.

What ensued was a grand comedy of adult humans trying to stay away from one little rat. I tried to stay calm as grown women and men pulled their feet up into their laps, as little kids clawed at parents like they were a jungle gym, as stewardesses chased poor Myrtle down the slender walkway.

I didn’t dare tell anyone she was mine. I already knew I was going to get blasted by my dad on the phone that night, and I wasn’t about to make it worse by having to tell him my plan was less than stellar. Instead, I sat perfectly still except for my head, which turned and stretched to try to eyeball my pet. And then it happened. My stewardess caught Myrtle by the tail and held him up for all to see. “It’s okay everyone. I think this little guy escaped a cage. He’s harmless.” And then she winked at me. Seriously winked at me.

This beautiful woman put Myrtle in a Styrofoam cup, poked holes all over it, and put a lid on it. When we were safely away from the plane and its passengers, she pulled that cup out of her bag, looked me in the eye, and said, “I think this belongs to you.” To this day, I am grateful for her kind of people. I don’t know how she knew, but I am sure glad she did.

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THE BOOK OF PROMISES

by Tammy Bird

Spencer Price is living her best life in Denver Colorado.

But when Jordan Rohan kisses her, and her best friend writes it in their shared book of promises, she suddenly finds herself in a struggle between duty and independence, allegiance and betrayal.

Soon, two things become clear: There is far more to the kiss than Spencer first believed, and the person to whom she is most connected is hiding secrets far deeper and more dangerous than Spencer ever suspected. To uncover the secrets, Spencer must question the promises of the past. But doing so could bring death, not only to herself but to those who are her future.

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Some people buy a fancy sports car or fly to far away lands when they hit middle age. Tammy started writing fiction with strong female protagonists. A literature professor by trade, she deemed it fitting to write about the kaleidoscopic prisms of human nature in her thriller/suspense stories and novels.

Be warned, her work is psychologically hard and gritty and real.

 

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Two Lady Macbeths And My Poor, Traumatized Classmates by Rae Magdon

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 Rae D. Magdon is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Rae is giving away 1 ecopy of Fur and Fangs: Volumes 1-10. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Rae.

Two Lady Macbeths And My Poor, Traumatized Classmates

During my high school career, I‌ was granted the somewhat dubious honor of playing Lady Macbeth—not once, but twice. Perhaps this is because I had no filter as a teenager (still working on that), and thus no fear of performing. My English teachers always gave me the meatier roles when Shakespeare time rolled around. I’m sure it was a relief to have a kid willing to memorize their lines, get up in front of the class, and perform with confidence.

They came to regret their decisions later.

The first time I played Lady Macbeth, I was in 8th grade. I’d moved to a new state and a new private school the year before, and took the opportunity to “reinvent” myself. Yep, this was the start of my high school goth phase:‌ chunky black boots, corset tops, and—important to this story—baggy black pants draped with heavy chains.

I was also experimenting with my sexuality. A few weeks prior to my extremely memorable performance, I became the proud owner of my very own black, see-through lace thong. I save that kind of underwear for special occasions these days, but back then, I‌ wore it whenever it was clean from the wash. It was my “special”‌ underwear and made me feel extremely grown up.

One fine day in class, I had a very special soliloquy: the infamous “Come You Spirits”‌ monologue, where Lady Macbeth talks herself into convincing Macbeth to murder Duncan. Y’all, I worked so hard ‌on that speech. Practicing in front of the mirror. Practicing in the car. My parents probably had it memorized, too. To boost my confidence, I wore my favorite clothes: boots, corset top, chain-laden black pants, and… yes, my brand new, black lace thong that had the consistency of damp cotton candy.

When Act I, Scene V came, I‌ turned to the class, took a dramatic pause, and began my speech with all the passion, greed, and guile a 13-year-old could muster…

… and my pants promptly fell down.

Like, all the way down.

They were much too loose, and thanks to the heavy chains on the bottom (and my undeveloped hips and ass, which came in years later), they decided to peace out. So, there I‌ was, standing before the class in my underwear. Everyone was shocked. To my credit, I‌ pulled them back up and finished my speech. The show must go on!

No one ever said a fucking word to me about it, for which I’m extremely grateful.

The second time I played Lady Macbeth, I was a senior in high school. I still wore goth clothes from time to time, but less frequently, because I had grown into my the overwhelmed, mentally ill college musician identity instead. When the time came to volunteer for roles, I‌ jumped on Lady Macbeth. At last, here was my chance to redeem myself!

While performing for the other classes, the first several Acts went without issue. It’s important to note that we weren’t using a stage, just some basic blocking in our open-plan English department, with some chairs pulled up so the other students could watch.

Then Act V came. If you’ve ever read The Scottish Play, you know that notorious L.M.B dies off-stage. The script calls for a terrified scream as she commits suicide. I had a lot of issues back then:‌ coming out, college auditions, general senior stress. So, I gave it my all. I screamed like I was out in the woods where no one else could hear me. I screamed like I was Prometheus, having my liver ripped out by eagles. I screamed like a murder victim.

Everyone from all the other floors came racing down to see what happened. They assumed something awful had happened, like a student had been in a hospital-worthy accident or worse. The play stopped, and my very embarrassed teacher had to explain that no one had, in fact, died.

Though over a decade has passed since then, when I think about the current state of the world, I often feel like replicating that infamous scream.

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FUR AND FANGS

Vol. 1-10

by Rae D. Magdon

Riley is a werewolf from rural Georgia, trying to make a new home in the bustling Big Apple. Isabeau is a sexy, computer-savvy vampire dealing with depression and recovering from a bad relationship. When a chance meeting on the subway brings them together, their lives will never be the same.

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Rae D. Magdon writes queer speculative fiction. Having published 11 novels and over 300 works of fanfiction, she cares deeply about representing trans folks and women of color.

Her cyberpunk novel, Lucky 7, received the 2019 Golden Crown Literary Award for Science Fiction and a 2019 Rainbow Award for Science Fiction.

 

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