I Heart Lesfic Newsletter: December 3rd Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

This week’s newsletter doesn’t contain any new releases. Currently, I’m in New Orleans for a few days. After a busy year, I decided kinda last minute to treat myself by visiting one of my favorite cities.

I don’t want to leave you high and dry, though. Miranda MacLeod has pitched in to offer you lovely readers a couple of treats. One involves a giveaway and the other free books on Amazon.

First, the giveaway. To celebrate the release of Holly & Ivy, we’ve decided to give away two $50 Amazon gift cards and signed copies of the paperback. To be clear, two winners will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of Holly & Ivy. Enter here. Last day to enter the giveaway is December 31st.


Second, the freebies:


Love’s Encore: Book 3

by Miranda MacLeod

FREE $2.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

In this final book of the Love’s Encore trilogy, Rorie and Cecily are just settling down and looking forward to a quiet and predictable life together when unexpected news changes the course of their future forever.

Can the twists and turns of fate finally lead to a happy ending?


A Woman Lost: Book 6

by TB Markinson

FREE $5.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)

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?


Don’t wait too long. The books are only free until this Friday night (December 6th).

Next Tuesday, December 10th, the IHL newsletter will return to its usual format.

Have a fab week!


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Guest Post: History: Lived by Kathleen Knowles

Please welcome Bold Strokes Books author Kathleen Knowles. 


Like a lot of lesbians and, it seems, a good number of non-lesbians, I’m a fan of the BBC/HBO series Gentleman Jack. Gentleman Jack gives us picture of a real person- Anne Lister-with all her flaws along with her virtues. This is the kind of real-life story that made me want to write historical romance fiction- the queer kind. The basis of the story is a romance but along with the love story we also see all kinds of gorgeous details about Anne Lister and the early Victorian era in which she lived.

I love history, especially LGBTQ history. When I decided I wanted to write lesbian fiction, I was naturally drawn to historical fiction although I write contemporary f/f romance as well. It’s challenging and gratifying to imagine the lives and loves of women-loving women from the past. We know they were there, right? Their stories were, however, for a variety of reasons, hidden. We historical romance novelists (and there are a lot of good ones, starting with Sarah Waters) can make up, in small ways, for the erasure of those women’s lives from history.

I’ve noticed that as I advance in years, I’m becoming something of an historical relic myself. For example, by todays sped up time standards, the 80s happened a long time ago, but I am old enough to remember how it felt to live through them. The convention is that an historical novel has to be set in a time period through which its author did not live. That makes sense to me, yet…

A twenty-year old today would consider the 1980s as far off and as strange as the Middle Ages. So that, to me, makes a novel set in that period an historical novel.

In Somewhere Along the Way, my latest book, I wanted to accomplish two things. One, I wanted to write a recovery-genre story. Second, I wanted to show what it was like to be a lesbian during the AIDs epidemic in San Francisco. We weren’t precisely erased from that history but we weren’t the ones dying. There is a staggering amount of literature both fiction and nonfiction written by and about gay men during that time. There’s not a lot about lesbians. We experienced a lot of overflow homophobia. Lesbians engaged in the epidemic to a bigger or smaller extent according to how they felt. There’s some literature describing how lesbians responded to the crises and that describes the essential help we provided. It is freely acknowledged by the gay men who survived that there as a lot of participation by lesbians. I wanted to tell a semi fictionalized story about my experience, my history, so to speak.

Writing the novel was my way of reliving that difficult, heartbreaking but exhilarating era. We, as the queer community, had to grow up sometime and it ended up happening in a horrible and devastating manner but, grow up we did. AIDs is often compared to living through a war and that was how it often felt. When I think of it now though I’m sad but I’m inspired and grateful. I became a better, more compassionate person because of what I did, who I knew and the emotions I experienced.

In the novel, my protagonist helps a man named Keith who is sick and I didn’t even bother to fictionalize that part of the novel at all. I didn’t even change his name because he’s been dead for over thirty years. But I can remember many of my conversations with him. I remember quite vividly what happened. The various AIDS sicknesses, the hospital visits, the harsh homophobic reactions of the rest of the world and the crazy media coverage and the seemingly endless death. Queer San Francisco was consumed by it for entire decade and into the next until there was finally an effective treatment.

A few years ago, I watched the documentary We Were Here with a couple of friends. One of my friends buried his lover, the other cared for her brother until his death and I was a practical support volunteer. At the end of the film, I said to my friends, “We lived through an historical event.”

I think that was the moment I knew I wanted to write my story.

AIDs is still here though we don’t talk about it much anymore. There are medicines that ensure people don’t have to die but still people are infected. Young people.

World AIDs day is December 1st. Never forget. I never will.



In the summer of 1981, Maxine Cooper moves from the Midwest to San Francisco with her gay best friend, Chris, where she hopes to find love and community. But gay life in a big city is much more complicated than either of them ever expected. Life becomes a constant party, and Max slides deep into alcohol and drugs. She and Chris become estranged, and when he contracts AIDS, Max doesn’t know how to bridge the gap between them.

Shattered by Chris’s death, Max must decide how she is going to live her life. Can she forgive herself for abandoning him, or will her guilt lead her down a path that guarantees destruction?




Kathleen Knowles grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has lived in San Francisco for more than thirty years. She finds the city’s combination of history, natural beauty, and multicultural diversity inspiring and endlessly fascinating.

Other than writing, she loves music of all kinds, walking , bicycling, and stamp collecting. LGBT history and politics have compelled her attention for many years, starting with her first Pride march in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1978. She and her partner were married in July 2008 and live atop one of San Francisco’s many hills with their pets. She retired last year after working for twenty years as a health and safety specialist at the University of California, San Francisco.

She has written short stories, essays, and fan fiction. She is the author of eight novels.



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New Lesfic Goodies: Nov. 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,




Monday’s Child: Book 2

by Sienna Waters

Available in Kindle Unlimited

You have to drop your guard so that your heart can be stolen…

When prima ballerina Alena Langerova starts receiving death threats, she can’t believe that anyone would want to hurt her. Why would a dancer provoke the wrath of an anonymous letter writer? And when her director hires ex-soldier Sam Weaver to be Alena’s bodyguard, the dancer is furious. Having her privacy invaded and her independence ripped away mean that Alena hates Sam at first sight.

Sam’s reeling from a job gone wrong, an incident that means she’s practically unemployable in the security field. A contract with Alena could be enough to prop up Sam’s failing reputation. The only problem? Alena doesn’t want her there and refuses to follow her instructions, meaning she’s a risk that Sam might not be able to afford to take.

Alena and Sam might be stuck with each other, but that doesn’t mean they have to like each other. Unfortunately, the heart doesn’t always listen to the head. And as danger races closer the two must decide just exactly what chances they’re prepared to take.

Love has to be about compromise, but what if you’ve never had to compromise before? Career-oriented Alena and controlling Sam are the last people in the world willing to change themselves for love. There’s no reason they should be together and every reason they should stay apart, but can Alena and Sam end up in each others’ arms anyway?

Full of Grace is the second in the Monday’s Child series of lesbian romance novels, and features a HEA ending. Monday’s Child books can be read independently and in any order.


The Remember Me Series: Book 2

by A.E. Radley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Former personal assistant Holly Carter is settling into her new life as a mother, a journalist, and partner of magazine editor—and former boss—Victoria Hastings.

The arrival of an anonymous email threatens to split the happy couple up. They have to work together but will they be able to overcome both Holly’s amnesia and Victoria’s reserved demeanour to find the perpetrator?



by Layce Gardner & Saxon Bennett

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A classic tale with a modern twist.

Carole Day is a scrooge. She hates Christmas. She hates people. She hates everything except making money. She is the publisher of Chic, one of the world’s leading fashion magazines. She is at the zenith of her career when she realizes that she has everything she ever wanted… except for one thing. The woman who got away.

Carole is visited by the three ghosts of Past, Present, and Future. They show her the error of her ways. Can Carole turn her life around? Can she find the love of her life and rekindle their lost romance?

Find out the answers in Xmas Carole, a lesbian re-telling of the classic Charles Dickens’ story.



by Amelia Andrews

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Millie Yates is starting again. New home. New job. New town. She’s moved in with her politically-active best friend from university who has promised to find Millie a date before Christmas.

When news that the local head of the council, Nightmare Nightingale, has decided that there will be no Christmas tree in the town centre that year, Millie is quick to pick up a placard and join the protests. After all, what is Christmas without a tree?

But Millie soon discovers that Professor Kay Nightingale isn’t quite the nightmare she is painted to be.

What will happen when Millie gets closer to Kay? How will she explain the confusing relationship to her friends? And will there be a Christmas tree in the end?



by Emma Chamberlain & Blythe Stone

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A troubled teen is sent to a fancy boarding school halfway through her school year. Many of the other girls at Hanover find themselves either jealous or intrigued by the mystery of the beautiful Laura Collins sent to room with the soccer star of the school, Charli Greenwood, who usually has a room all her own. Old friends and old habits have Laura torn between her old life and new. Being a somewhat anonymous person can’t exactly fly for long when Laura’s roommate starts to go on nervous dates and have attraction for other pretty girls. Jealousy and lust begins to test many friendships in Love Like Crazy.


Her Carnal Games: Book 1

by Chanel Ivy

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The definition of carnal feelings and desires are sexual and physical, without any spiritual element. Their ruling passion is that of carnal love.

I knew her mind coursed with carnal lust, raw and unquenchable as she stared at me with those striking blue eyes of hers. It broke my heart to know I was just her plaything and nothing more. I was falling in love with Emma, but I don’t think she can love me back. Emma just isn’t built that way. I was going to have to be satisfied with being used for her pleasure or not being with her at all. I had a tough decision to make, and after the mind-blowing intimacy we had just shared, I was in no condition to make that judgment.

Emma Cross, a hugely successful CEO, is used to getting what she wants when she wants it with no questions asked and no strings attached. When she meets Mia Blackburn, a thirty-two-year-old divorced mother, she can’t help but be drawn to her gorgeous body. Still, Mia’s demure attitude and reservations about her own sexuality create the most intoxicating game of cat and mouse Emma Cross has ever played with a lover.

Emma gives Mia everything she has ever wanted and more, but will she be able to give Mia the one thing she truly desires – her undying love? Or will her carnal games be as far as Emma Cross is willing to go?



by Kealie Alfred

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Brooke Thoms is a bartender in the VIP room of a popular Brisbane nightclub. When the members of hit band ‘The Spade’ stop by after a show Brooke is quick to let her super fan and best friend Della take the lead on the booking. When Della steps out for her break an unfortunate encounter with gorgeous lead singer Jules Parker, sees Brooke left red faced and Jules covered in alcohol. This leads to a night neither want to forget in a hurry, but will they be able to face the truth once the sun rises.





by Kate Sweeney

Rose Conroy and her children, Neil and Norah, are at a crossroads. After the death of her husband, Rose inherits property and a farm in Malloy Bay, Ireland, from Pete’s family.

A sheep farm. Really? Rose knows nothing about sheep unless you count the petting zoo she took the kids to. Norah is looking forward to playing with the “sheeps,” but she’s five, what does she know? Neil, the twelve-year-old pragmatist, is the level-headed one; he agrees with the move. Rose wonders if she made the right decision to invade the seaside village of Malloy Bay.

Someone must be running after a flock of sheep. When she meets the shepherd in question, Rose steadies herself for a period of adjustment and irritation.

Devyn Thorne, the source of Rose’s irritation, is still saddened by the death of Maeve Conroy. She doesn’t want to deal with a new owner and worries that her quiet life will soon be turned upside down. As expected, when they meet, their personalities clash, and Dev enjoys being the thorn in the new owner’s side.

Set against the coastal beauty of the wild west of Ireland, Malloy Bay and its cast of happy villagers will never be the same after the invasion of the Conroys.





by Kayt C. Peck

The culmination of a tale spanning lifetimes thrusts the current lives of Kidwell, Anna, Maolan, Martin, Aisha, and Greg into an adventure that crosses not only millennia but also magical boundaries between worlds. A handful of humans joins with others—most viewed as only magical fantasy in the human world—to lead the fight to overcome great evil and to end a battle begun before any remembered human history.

This group of mismatched and diverse heroes faces the unimaginable as a family. It is the love, caring, forgiveness, and courage they share that provide hope not just for themselves but for the world around them. The magic Kidwell and her co-prophet, Aisha, stumbled into in the first books in this series, The Kiva and the Mosque and The Pyramid and the Painting, continues to dominate all their lives. They face together not only great evil but their own doubts and weaknesses.

With luck and determination, they may save not only the world but themselves as well.





by Diane Marina

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Miranda is offered a position in her father’s prestigious medical practice, she jumps at the offer and moves with her partner Chelsea into her father’s rental home.

Tenant after tenant has fled the rental home but Miranda and Chelsea scoff at the suggestion of paranormal activity, sure that all of the strange and unsettling occurrences shadowing the house can be explained.

Miranda and Chelsea are determined to help but is the house driven by a force too strong to overcome?


The Plague Tree Coven: Book 1

by Gill McKnight

Coven politics are tricky, and when a magical critter begins syphoning off The Plague Tree Coven’s hard cash, novice witch Astral Projector is chosen to hunt it down.

Her mission takes her to Black and Blacker Finances, a gloomy office where everyone has something to hide, especially Abby Black, the brooding, enigmatic CEO, who weaves a magic all her own that Astral finds all too alluring.

But storm clouds are gathering, and betrayal is in the air. As Astral digs deeper into the strange occurrences at Black and Blacker, she uncovers secrets, lies, and tantalizing clues about her own past. With the help of her coven sisters Dulcie and Keeva, a few surprise allies she collects along the way, and even her ill-tempered familiar, Borage, Astral will have to find a way to save the coven from being engulfed by the dark side. And maybe she’ll find her heart’s desire along the way.





by Jennifer Giacalone

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A tangled web ensnares an unlikely group of New Yorkers unaware that they are connected, from cops to criminals to corporate shills, in this thrilling tale…

New York City Detective Lily Sparr is stunned when she is inexplicably moved to the very same precinct that once upon a time handled her own father’s murder. There, she is assigned to the case of a women’s motorcycle club which has been committing acts of violence all over the city. Despite missing her former partner, Miri, and fighting the ghosts of her past, Lily dedicates herself to the case, unaware that her own sister is mixed up in the swirl of violence and chaos.

After secretly reopening the file on her father’s death, Lily slowly unravels  threads of history, discovering that both cases lead to corruption and betrayal at the highest levels.

Featuring an ensemble of characters as diverse as its New York City setting, Loud Pipes Save Lives is a thriller-mystery with a twist of queer representation.


The Morelville Mysteries: Book 12

by Anne Hagan

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The politics and the paper-pushing are wearing on Sheriff Mel. Will she chuck it all?

Mel’s burned out. She’s tired of playing local politics. She’s tired of the mounds of paper on her desk that never seem to diminish. She’s tired of budgets, of personnel conflicts, of citizen complaints and all of the other things a sheriff is responsible for. She misses police work. Real police work, but she knows she can’t go back to the street. Not in Muskingum County…maybe not in Ohio.

Dana bought a cabin – a nice little getaway for the two of them in Tennessee. Mel’s mom is worried her daughter will fly the family coop and roost in Tennessee full time; maybe she’ll even take a street cop job there.

Dana and Mel head to Tennessee to see their new home away from home, to take a breather from work and family and to talk about the future. Mel’s future. Their future. Mel has some surprises for Dana, but her thoughts on stepping down as Sheriff and where she’s thinking about going next take a backseat to what happens in the midst of their getaway.

This book is great together with Books 1-11 of The Morelville Mysteries but it can also be read as a stand-alone mystery.




by Isabella

Legends aren’t built overnight. In fact, they take decades of hard work, long days, and selfless sacrifice—if one is lucky. Huerta Cigars is a result of the combined passion of patriarch Alejandro Huerta, who emigrated from pre-Castro Cuba to Nicaragua, and his sons Roberto and Manuel. Their unwavering dedication to their dream of producing the best cigars made for a success. Upon Roberto’s passing he left the cigar empire to his only daughter, Sofia, who took over the family business.

Sofia Huerta is Don Roberto’s daughter, and she is making a name for herself with her own line of fine, boutique cigars. One late night phone call will change Sofia’s life forever. Rushing to Nicaragua from San Francisco, her only hope is that it isn’t too late to save her father.

Roberto Huerta, Jr. might be a Huerta in name, but his womanizing, drinking, and carefree lifestyle have kept him at arm’s length from his father. RJ think’s his father’s freak accident will leave him as the rightful heir of the family empire. He couldn’t have been more wrong. A turn of events will pit brother against sister as they fight for control of the Huerta empire. Sometimes secrets and lies aren’t the only thing living in the closet, and there is only one Huerta that can continue the family legacy of excellence in this romantic mystery with a twist.

In Cigar Barons, blood isn’t thicker than water—it’s war.





by Jae
narrated by Abigail Rakocy

An actress practically since birth, Grace Durand has finally made it in Hollywood. When a photo of her in a seeming compromising situation with another woman is plastered all over the tabloids, she fears for her career as a lead in romantic movies.

Desperate for a publicist who’ll convince America that she’s straight, Grace hires Lauren Pearce, one of Hollywood’s leading PR agents, not knowing that she’s a lesbian.

Lauren has dealt with PR nightmares for years, so doing damage control for one more rich, spoiled client shouldn’t be a problem – or so she thinks. But the more time she spends with Grace, the more she realizes how different she is from her television persona.

Getting involved with her client is not in her game plan, especially since it would confirm the rumors and ruin Grace’s career, but the attraction between them is growing as they run the gauntlet of the paparazzi together.


Paradise: Book 1

by Jaime Clevenger
narrated by Abby Craden

When a little rest and relaxation turns into something more…

Julia Maguire can’t wait to spend two weeks in Hawaii with her best friends. She’s been dreaming about this trip for years and all she wants is to lay on a sandy beach with an icy cocktail in her hand. But those vacation goals change the moment she meets Reed Baxter.

Reed is a busy doctor with family demands. She’s in Hawaii to let go, not find love, and she’s not interested in any commitment. Adding a little heat to the vacation seems like a good idea as long as there aren’t expectations for anything more.



by Melissa Tereze
narrated by Cat Gould

Businesswoman, Sam Phillips, was quite content focusing on her single life. At 37, she didn’t have the time to explore. She was never supposed to be alone, not in this world. One devastating day would crush everything she had ever known, but deep down, she knew there was more to life than business.

Alexis Foster wasn’t looking for love. With work commitments only growing by the day, a life of “arrangements” as a high-class escort appeared to be the way forward. After all, at 25, Alexis had all the time in the world to settle down.

A simple decision would change their lives, but with a past ever-present for one of them, and a past lurking for the other, one of them must decide if she can give her all.

Is it too good to be true? Or can the heart be given away more than once?



by E.J. Noyes
narrated by Kelsey Navarro

Jana Fleischer loves her life – wonderful family, best sister in the world, awesome soon to be sister-in-law, fabulous job, and a never-ending stream of men to chew through and spit out. So what if everyone says she’s too picky and she’s never had a real relationship?

When a chance meeting with Brooke Donnelly leaves Jana literally and figuratively off-balance, it doesn’t take long for her initial annoyance to turn into the first sparks of friendship. Jana always thought she was happy with her life, but the more time she spends with Brooke, the more she realizes something is missing. And maybe not just in the friendship department.

But how do you make that leap when you’ve never even considered kissing a woman, and have spent your whole life avoiding romantic commitments? Being brave, taking the first step, and admitting she wants to try to make things work with Brooke is only the beginning. Whether it’s the beginning of a disaster – or everything Jana hadn’t realized she wanted – depends on if Brooke can also be brave enough….



by Melissa Brayden
narrated by Melissa Sternenberg

Building a bridge between two worlds can be tricky.

Hannah Shephard likes her life, her job, and her perfectly cozy apartment around the corner from her shop. She’s never been one to take big risks and would much rather stay in on a Friday night with a warm cup of decaf and her favorite mystery novel. So, why do her friends insist she needs more?

Plus, Hannah has bigger problems to focus on. She’s in trouble. Well, her bookstore is, and if she doesn’t find a way to bring in some more cash, she’ll be closing the doors of A Likely Story for good.

When world famous romance novelist Parker Bristow accepts her request to come in for a signing, Hannah might finally be able to drum up some much-needed attention and save the shop. What she didn’t anticipate was an unexpected evening and a woman she wouldn’t soon forget. A real romance is off the table. Parker is flashy, sought after, and Hannah is just, well, Hannah. But for Parker, it seems like Hannah might be a safe place to fall.

The question is, what kind of falling are they doing?



by Jenny Frame
narrated by Keira Grace

Davina Trent lives for work. She spends her days at her prestigious family law firm, ending her clients’ marriages in divorce court and negotiating their hefty payoffs. Marriage is destined to fail, and family can’t be trusted. But when Trent’s cousin dies unexpectedly, Trent is the only relative left to care for his two small children. She needs a nanny fast.

All Wendy Darling ever wanted was a family. When her fiancée left her and cleared out her bank account, she didn’t think her heart would ever mend. After years abroad as a nanny, she returns to Britain to finish her degree and finally get her life back on track.

Wendy falls in love with the children, but her heart aches at the distance between Trent and the kids. Wendy’s determined to show Trent how fulfilling family life can be, and soon love begins to blossom. But will Trent have the courage to embrace her desire for Wendy and her unexpected family?






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Guest Post: An Unexpected Result of Starting IHL by TB Markinson

Happy Monday! I’ve highjacked IHL today, but does it really count as a crime if it’s my website? Since it is Monday, it’s hurting my head too much to ponder that.

Before I jump into today’s post, I want to let you know about the giveaway to celebrate the release of Holly & Ivy. Two winners will receive $50 Amazon gift cards and a signed paperback of the holiday romance.

An Unexpected Result of Starting IHL

Today, I want to share a behind-the-scenes happening after I launched I Heart Lesfic back in 2017. I’ve discussed in interviews and on podcasts my reasoning for starting the website. The simple and short answer: to network with fellow lesfic authors.

What I didn’t expect was to find a childhood friend I’d lost touch with over the last three decades. I kinda feel old now…

How you ask?

Well, Miranda and I hit it off over email when I first reached out, and we started communicating on a regular basis. In one email, she made a comment, and I instantly thought only people from my hometown would know about that.

So, I asked, “Hey, where did you grow up?”

Like most Californians, she responded by saying SoCal. I dug a little deeper.

After a few more email exchanges, we realized we were in the same class way back in the sixth grade. If you ask me, I say we were ten at the time. If you ask Miranda, she says eleven. Or is it twelve? I should note, I’m terrible with numbers, so you may want to believe her. Also, I’m extremely stubborn, so I’ll keep saying we were ten. Side note, if I ever give you directions, always go the opposite direction no matter how adamant I am. Miranda will back me up about not having any sense of direction because she’s experienced this firsthand on more than one occasion in two different countries now. I’m consistent like that.

Over the past several years, our reestablished friendship has been a true blessing. It’s amazing to have a friend in your corner who knew you during the awkward preteen years and who doesn’t remind you about wearing white tube socks up to your knees and super short shorts. What was up with that trend? No, I won’t share any photos. I have some pride. Not much but enough.

Now that we’ve released Holly & Ivy, our holiday romance, I’d like to say publicly, “Thank you, Miranda, for being such a great friend, and I’ll never tell anyone you wore a pearl necklace in your sixth-grade photo.” Whoops. You see, this is why Miranda is special. Not once has she outed my fashion faux pas, of which there are many, even to this day. Purple and orange go together like peanut butter and jelly.



To celebrate the release of Holly & Ivy, we’ve set up a giveaway. Two winners will receive a signed paperback and a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

When Holly and Ivy meet, sparks fly, but it’s hardly smooth sailing. After their one-night stand ends in disaster, both decide they’d rather spend the cold months ahead sleeping alone. However, it soon becomes undeniable that each woman possesses something the other needs. Working together, they just might get what they want and find the love of a lifetime along the way, but only if their own insecurities and secrets don’t destroy them first.

Best-selling lesbian romance authors T.B. Markinson and Miranda MacLeod bring lesfic readers a holiday romance that’ll warm your heart this festive season. Grab your copy of the standalone romance novel that will make you believe love conquers all.




Originally from southern California, Miranda MacLeod now lives in New England and writes heartfelt romances and romantic comedies featuring witty and charmingly flawed women that you’ll want to marry. Or just grab a coffee with, if that’s more your thing.

Before becoming a writer, she spent way too many years in graduate school, worked in professional theater and film, and held temp jobs in just about every office building in downtown Boston.



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TB Markinson is an American who’s recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.

Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance.

She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.



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New Lesfic Goodies: November 19th 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,





by TB Markinson & Miranda MacLeod

Available in Kindle Unlimited

The only thing harder than saving the world is doing it alone.

Holly Lovelace is a multi-millionaire tech genius and the CEO of her own company. But if she can’t come up with a brilliant innovation and convince her investors that she’s back in tip-top shape by the end of the year, Holly could lose everything she’s worked so hard to build.

Ivy Winters is a social worker on an island that’s a vacation paradise during the summer months but suffers from a lack of economic opportunity and the scourge of addiction the rest of the year. When the promise of a huge grant falls through, Ivy loses hope of helping her community.

When Holly and Ivy meet, sparks fly, but it’s hardly smooth sailing. After their one-night stand ends in disaster, both decide they’d rather spend the cold months ahead sleeping alone. However, it soon becomes undeniable that each woman possesses something the other needs. Working together, they just might get what they want and find the love of a lifetime along the way, but only if their own insecurities and secrets don’t destroy them first.



by KG MacGregor

Scarred by her mother’s betrayal, Brittany Iverson left home half a lifetime ago for the promise of California, with its vibrant, cosmopolitan lesbian community. She wouldn’t go back to Kentucky for a million dollars. But several million? That’s a different kettle of fish. All Britt has to do is help resurrect her father’s failing business so they can sell it to the highest bidder.

Thanks to a college softball scholarship, Ninah Faust escaped her upbringing as well, leaving eastern Kentucky’s impoverished coal country for the quaint small town of Leland. Now a high school history teacher, she enjoys a laid back lifestyle, a close-knit circle of lesbian friends, and the Longdogs, Leland’s minor league baseball team. Ninah knows better than to fall for newcomer Britt, whose plan is to get in, get rich, and get out. Britt knows better too, since the last thing she needs is a girlfriend in Kentucky. But fall they do—so which one will give up her perfect life for the other?

The Lucky Ones marks a return to the idyllic hamlet of Leland, Kentucky, where you’re sure to run into the town’s most prominent lesbian couple—Justine Hall and Carly Griffin, from The House on Sandstone.



by Melissa Tereze

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Paisley Healy was never supposed to fall in love with her boss. Her superior. The woman she looked up to. Working at the best law firm in the city was supposed to be cut and dry. The night she confessed her love to the woman she was falling for should have been magical, so why was she alone three years on, unanswered questions continuously plaguing her mind?

Georgina Weaver’s dream had always centred around her business. Love wasn’t everything to her—she wasn’t sure it could compete with the demands of her job—but her assistant had quickly blown that out of the water. With the words ‘I love you’ spoken with such beauty and honesty, Georgina was prepared to give her entire universe to Paisley.

One night would change everything. One moment would crush their dream.

When Georgina walks back through the doors of Weaver & Associates—interrupting the annual Christmas party and Paisley’s life—both of them must make choices. While Georgina learns of some powerful news, Paisley believes their past is better left buried.


A Year in Paradise: Book 11

by Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Frankie Delacour has everything she could possibly want in life: a steady business, a supportive family, and townsfolk who don’t give her too much flack.

All right, so she doesn’t have a girlfriend, let alone a wife. She swears she can live without one.

But one of her online friends is talking more and more about finally meeting in real life. In fact, Z, aka Elaine Hadley of the teashop Tea & Thyme has been wanting to meet for years, but Frankie can’t bring herself to consent.

She hasn’t told Elaine a few things. Such as who she actually is.





by Les Mood

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Andrea sees her brother-in-law kissing an attractive redhead, she confronts and humiliates the woman, convinced she knew he was married. Emily is glad she was saved from being seduced by the two-timing husband, but she soon tires of the slut-shaming looks she gets from the woman who rescued her. Then the two find themselves in the same yoga class, where Andrea is the seduction target.

Andrea and Emily become friends, then more than friends, sharing caramel lattes – and caramel-flavored kisses. But how will Emily tell her small-town parents she’s falling for a woman? And how will the two survive a family holiday if Andrea’s brother-in-law shows up?





by Angelic Rodgers

Available in Kindle Unlimited

After hitting the big time with her most recent novel, Lucy Anderson’s ready for her next challenge. On the heels of her successful book tour, Lucy’s old high school friend Chelle Morrison calls her with a proposal: Lucy should buy the beautiful historic Crafton House and turn it into a writer’s retreat. Little River, Arkansas is on the cusp of revitalization, and they hope the retreat will bring new life to the struggling town.  Lucy is surprised to find love in Little River with Emily Neville, the kid sister of the football player who escorted Lucy the night she was crowned homecoming queen. But, first, Lucy must convince Emily she isn’t just out to exploit the town before taking off again.



by Lily Dae

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Christmas vacation was not supposed to start this way…

Charlotte and Roxanne were supposed to be flying to Nashville for the holidays – not deciding who actually owns the Alexa! Less than 24 hours before Roxanne was going to meet Charlotte’s family for the first time, she just left, and she took the F-ing mattress! It’s okay. No worries. Charlotte has a plan and a gorgeous Tag-A-Ride driver.




Lesbians in Leather: Book 1

by Mistress Black Rose

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Quinn has been working on the promotion of her dreams for years. As a project manager, she’s pulled extra hours going above and beyond. Just when it seems like she’s almost there, she nearly has a nervous break-down from the stress. She has to figure out a way to blow off steam, or everything she’s worked for will unravel.

Quinn starts to wonder how her beautiful co-worker Estelle deals with the same work stress and simultaneously keeps it all together. The answer surprises Quinn, and she soon finds herself in the lifestyle of bondage and submission.

As one of Mistress Jade’s subs, she realizes that handing the reins of power over to someone else for a change feels amazing! With each session, Quinn’s iron walls start to crumble. She’s handling work better. She’s entertaining ideas of relationships she would never have thought possible. She’s finally allowing herself to have a good balance between her personal and work life.

Then Quinn is faced with the dilemma of choosing between love and life, or her career. It will be the hardest decision she’s ever had to make, and if she doesn’t choose right, it could cost her everything she’s built up for herself, including her beloved Mistress Jade.

***This book contains bondage and submission, and intimate scenes between women who identify as bisexual or lesbian. If you find this content offensive, please do not buy this book.***



by Siobhan Smile

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When the perfect little stumbles into your life, what are you to do?

Lindy Rubin performed every task per her strict routine. She was speeding towards forty and becoming bored with her orderly life. When she began to assess the emptiness of her personal life, she hadn’t expected the surprise destined to arrive. Was it fate that brought her a beautiful girl with teary, azure eyes to her doorstep? If so, who was she to deny her Little Love help in her moment of need?

Author’s Note: This Lesbian Romance contains elements of Age Play and Domestic Discipline (D/s), if those are subjects you find objectionable please don’t read.




Jade’s Erotic Adventures: Book 17

by Victoria Rush

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Jade takes a holiday flight to Sweden, she’s floored by how beautiful the flight attendants are on the plane. As she watches the sexy stewardesses go about their duties, she curls up in her seat by the window and has a silent climax under her cozy blanket.

On the way off the plane, the lead flight attendant passes her a note, inviting her to go skiing with her and some of the other stewardesses during her stayover. When Jade gets picked up at the ski resort, things quickly escalate as the four girls get increasingly friendly.

When Elsa invites Jade back to her cabin with the other girls at the end of the day, Jade is shocked and exhilarated to see what they have in store. Her exciting trip culminates with her return flight home, as her new friends arrange for a true mile-high experience in the friendly skies.





by Caren J. Werlinger

Henrietta Cochran has spent nearly forty years dealing with the effects of the polio she contracted in 1945. Her braces and crutches restrict her, define her, but they also give her independence. Almost. She hates that she has become increasingly reliant on a series of live-in companions to help her. For some reason, the companions never seem to want to stay very long. So Henrietta retreats further and further into her art, where her physical limitations don’t matter.

Into her life sails Meryn Fleming: out, outspoken, and fiercely political. She’s young, enthusiastically diving into her first job as a history professor at the local college. When she falls, almost literally, into Henrietta’s path, she seems like a godsend.

Little does Henrietta know that this young woman is about to upend her carefully structured existence. Ryn challenges everything, barging right through the walls Henrietta has built to keep others at a distance.

To Ryn, Henrietta is an enigma: prickly and easily insulted at the slightest suggestion that she can’t do things for herself; a brilliant artist capable of producing the most beautiful paintings; and sometimes, when Henrietta doesn’t realize she’s letting her guard down, a tender and sensitive woman.

With Meryn’s youthful optimism pitted against Henrietta’s jaded acceptance of the world as it is, life will never be the same for either of them.





by Geonn Cannon

Trafalgar and Boone have faced danger from all around the globe, but their greatest threat may be lurking very close to home.

A quiet period of rest and recuperation between adventures is interrupted by the arrival of two constables on the front steps of Dorothy Boone’s townhouse. A woman was seen dumping a dead body outside a hospital near Threadneedle Street, and Dorothy matches the description given by witnesses. Dorothy manages to avoid arrest and takes it upon herself to investigate the crime, enlisting other members of the Mnemosyne Society to help. She quickly discovers the Forty Elephants, a gang of all-female thieves, has been revived by a woman named Maud Keaton and makes it her mission to bring them down.

But Maud Keaton is very aware of Lady Boone and Miss Trafalgar. She knows all about Dorothy’s vault of mystical objects and will go to any lengths to gain access to it. Lines are quickly drawn in the sand, with the Elephants on one side and the Mnemosyne Society on the other. Faced with an enemy who is her match in both cunning and intellect, Dorothy quickly discovers that victory may be impossible, or come with a cost she’s unwilling to pay.





by Rachel Ford

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Twelve days of Christmas. Twelve days of terror and death.

An ancient evil prowls the quiet streets of Wixcombe. An old man is murdered in the town square. Children disappear in the night. Villagers report sightings of Krampus, the Christmas demon.

To protect the women they love and their village, siblings Nan and William Fitzgerald must discover Krampus’ true identity. But they might not like the answers they find…





by JA Armstrong

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What does it mean to be haunted by a ghost from the past? A ghostly encounter is about to shake the foundations of Mercy Owens’ logical life.

Cable anchor and TV journalist, Mercy Owens is in search of a reprieve from city life. An escape to a family cottage in Island Falls, Maine seems the perfect solution. Upon her arrival, Mercy notes a light emanating from an island in the middle of Pleasant Lake. Eager to reclaim her childhood adventures, she sets out in a kayak to explore. An unexpected storm and a foreboding fog conspire to strand Mercy on the island. She’s grateful to be offered sanctuary by the only resident on the small strip of land, Brenna Stewart. As Mercy gets to know the island’s mysterious resident, everything she thought she understood about love, life, and herself is upended. Mercy is left wondering if she exists in reality or if she is walking in a dream.

Mercy’s time with Brenna is short-lived. She wonders if her life is somehow cursed. Determined to banish the memory of Brenna, Mercy fills her life back in the city with long days and tedious projected. She’s been largely successful. Until Abby Cashman stumbles into Mercy’s studio by accident. Time stops. Abby’s presence in Mercy’s life conjures memories of a haunted past, and Mercy is forced to confront her ghosts.

Life and death—are they real or only illusions? Mercy is about to learn that the most powerful force on earth endures Beyond Time.

Beyond Time is a romantic short-story with a paranormal flair by best-selling author, JA Armstrong.





by Lise MacTague

While investigating the deaths of multiple students at a boot-camp style institution, Malice and Ruri become trapped in the mysterious Kingdom of Flower and Bone–a netherworld filled with both magical and malignant beings. But which is which?
Even ancient forces aren’t immune to petty squabbles. Will the pair make it out alive?

Mary Alice Nolan, code-named “Malice,” is a Hunter: genetically modified and rigorously trained to track and kill supranormals (“supras”) such as werewolves, vampires, and demons. Seeking revenge after her sister is malevolently “turned” into a werewolf, the last thing the hot-tempered Malice expected was to develop deep desires for one of her sworn enemies.

Ruri Samson is a magnificent golden-eyed wolven without a pack. Smart, sensitive and loyal, she considers Malice her mate. Ruri would sacrifice her own life to protect her—and this time she just may have to.

Hunter’s Descent is the sequel to Five Moons Rising.


Solstice Coven: Book 1

by Wendy Hewlett

Detective Constable Raven Bowen’s life seems to be falling apart around her. Her Wiccan mother, Ena Bowen, has recently passed to spirit and even though Raven hasn’t seen or spoken to her in twelve years, she feels the loss.

Then there’s her relationship with her lesbian lover, Riley Gallagher, which ended rather abruptly and Raven only has herself to blame.

When the body of a young woman is discovered with the spring thaw, Raven takes on a new case and isn’t impressed when her sergeant assigns a rookie to investigate it with her.

If all of that wasn’t enough, Raven’s mother starts speaking to her from beyond the grave. She only has one question for her mother … “How the heck do I get you out of my head.”

The answer comes swiftly and shocks Raven to her core.

“Find my killer.”





by Nanisi Barrett D’Arnuk

A popular South American president wants his women and children educated to protect themselves. He also wants to find something new in his country that can be exported around the world. And he wants to stop the drug trade. He turns to the U.S. and Canada for help.

Three women are assigned to help him restructure his country: martial arts instructor Michael Gauchet, environmental expert Alicia Clayton, and drug control specialist Cameron Andrews. They are tasked with advising him on how to implement his plans.

But others in the country are determined to stop him. When disaster strikes, Cam finds herself with the challenge of her life. It is up to CIA Control Dr. Maggie Thomason and Agent Paul Tarelli to find her and bring her home … preferably alive.




Sapphic Sphere Collection: Book 2

by TT Banks

An abused woman’s life begins anew when her husband is murdered, but ghosts from her abuser’s past keep popping up – mob debts, long lost relatives, slimy lawyers, and a sadistic killer still on the loose.

A sexy, lesbian medical examiner breathes new life and hope into Ana’s world, but can she fall in love in the midst of the chaos brought on by her husband’s untimely demise?



by Erin Wade

When four beautiful FBI agents go undercover to catch a serial killer, the action never stops.

Erin Wade brings home everything in this suspenseful novel: forbidden love, cutting edge thrills and more twists than a moonshine run in the back hills of Kentucky. You’ll laugh, gasp and cry as her characters face danger, heartache and thrills.





by KC Luck
narrated by Senn Annis

I have all that money can buy. Power, sexy women, and toys. All kinds of toys. Everything is perfect…or, at least, it is until the exclusive Lesbian Billionaires Club I belong to gives me an ultimatum – stop the revolving door of women or leave the group.

Insisting I settle down is crossing the line, and I want none of it. At least, until she comes into my life. Suddenly, I have someone I crave, a woman I can’t stop thinking about, that I must have for my own. I won’t take no for an answer.

The Lesbian Billionaires Club is a stand-alone romance with a happy ending. It’s the first in the TLBC series and introduces the members of the club. You can listen to it on its own, but you’ll want to listen to the others once you get a taste of the lesbian billionaires.



by Shannon M Harris
narrated by Lindsay Greene

After the death of her husband, Dylan Lake’s ability to trust in others is shattered. Her life is thrust into turmoil between caring for Emma, her seven-year old handicapped child, and working hard to make ends meet. Dylan doesn’t have time to pursue a romantic relationship. Finding that one special person only happens in dreams. When fate keeps throwing Dylan and Kat together, Dylan finds her attraction to Kat something she can’t ignore. Will her trust issues stop her from letting Kat into her and Emma’s life?

Leaving her old job and moving halfway across the country were the scariest things Kat Anderson had ever done. Starting a new life and career takes priority over any foolish notion of a fairy-tale future of romance and love. Kat’s attraction to Dylan is time taken away from building a new business. Can Kat juggle love and duty to find her happy-ever-after?

Welcome back to Garriety, the town with an open heart, and home to some of the quirky and warm characters from Add Romance and Mix. Join Kat and Dylan on their quest for true romance with a little help from Kat’s sister Briley and her family, along with a host of new characters.



by Charley Clarke
narrated by Melissa Moran

A lesbian romance about music, accepting the past, and embracing second chances to write a new future…

When golden girl pop star Bridget Callahan’s broken engagement comes out, she heads back to her hometown for the first time in five years to write songs for her next album. And maybe while she’s there, she’ll finally be able to face the woman she left behind – who she never let go.

Bar owner Alex Marlow has spent the past five years mending her broken heart by pretending she doesn’t have one. But Bridget’s return disrupts her ordered life and brings all those chaotic, buried feelings back to the surface. Can they forgive each other and themselves for mistakes made when they were younger?



by Kiki Archer
narrated by Jessica Jeffries

Instigations is the sequel to Kiki Archer’s best-selling lesbian fiction novel, But She Is My Student.

Illicit affairs with happy endings. Do they really exist?

Miss Katherine Spicer, a well respected history teacher from Coldfield Comprehensive thinks so. Now in a committed relationship with her ex-student Freya, she feels she has it all: A thriving career, a wonderful girlfriend, and a fun-filled apartment shared with her very best friends. Previous insecurities are gently fading away and for the first time ever, she feels truly loved.

But will a chain of events, triggered by the deliberate and intentional actions of Freya’s new university acquaintance, see the downfall of their relationship? Has Kat got the strength to believe when Freya’s desire to stay strong is questioned?

Instigations, follows the ups and downs of all fast moving lesbian love affairs. From moving in, to moving on. A roller-coaster ride, full of emotion. Laugh out loud with the highs and cry in sorrow with the lows.





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New Lesfic Goodies: November 12th 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,





by Barbara Winkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Can a disillusioned big city lawyer find love – and the true meaning of Christmas?

After her life takes a downward turn, Dana Clover decides to visit her vacation home in the small town of Chestnut Hill. When she discovers that the property is in worse shape than she expected, she must rely on helpful townspeople to improve it for potential future owners…

One of them is Dr. Holly McEwen who has been working hard to cope with a tragic loss. Friends and neighbors try to convince the well-loved town doctor that she deserves a second chance at love—but is she ready to open her heart?

Find out in this sweet lesbian Christmas romance…



by Eliza Andrews

Get it for the new release price of 99¢ for a limited time!

Hope Caldwell looks like she has it all. She’s achieved her childhood dream of becoming a best-selling recording artist, and she’s living the glamorous life of a pop singer. But she’s learning the hard way that you can have everything and still feel empty inside.

Julie Aron is happy for her friend Hope, who was once both her best friend and her first love. While Julie struggles to fulfill her own dreams, she’s watched Hope’s rise to fame from afar, quietly celebrating her old friend’s victories. Julie can’t let her support of Hope show too much, though — if she does, she’ll only upset her wife, and they have enough problems as it is.

When tragedy shatters Hope’s spirit — and her body — she finds herself doing something she never thought she’d do: She heads back home to small town Georgia for the holidays. Julie is there to help Hope recover, but Hope’s healing leads to complicated feelings for both of them…

* Please note: This novella was previously included in last year’s Winter Hearts collection.



by Max Ellendale

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Uranium isn’t something that Detective Billie Olsen often finds on bodies of homicide victims. The unusual situation connects her to physicist and college professor, Mira Lewis. Incited by the discovery of the weak radioactive element, the two join forces to unravel a cryptic cipher. It isn’t the investigation, however, that nudges their paths to continuously cross. Billie finds herself enamored by the bold, crimson-lipped professor, and her desire to learn more about her leads the two of them into an unlikely friendship. With both women burdened by their fears and responsibilities, the evolution of their entanglement rocks their unstable cores. The only question remains is will they be able to embrace their changes or succumb to an untimely meltdown?


Dyalessia Friends: Book 2

by Scott Kujawa

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Can two rivals learn to get along when Dyalessia Games offers to join the sponsors who fund the two professional horse racers?

Working as hard as she did, Heather gained everything she dreamed about when she had a career as a professional horse racer. Heather and Shenanigans reached the top as the rider and her stallion swept into first place each time they competed. It didn’t take long for the two to earn their rewards. When Heather learned Dyalessia Games offered the same sponsorship to Sasha, she thought it was a mistake for the two to spend time together.

Sasha always felt inferior to Heather and Shenanigans. Sasha and Nonsense worked as hard as their rival, but Sasha and her stallion always came in second place when they competed against Heather and Shenanigans. Turning down the money being offered by Dyalessia Games meant Sasha needed to learn to work with her rival.





by Monica McCallan

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Lucy Parsons wants absolutely nothing to do with the Westmoore family or the maple syrup they produce. When Sierra Westmoore blows back into town after her father’s death and tries to rent a room at Lucy’s family’s bed-and-breakfast, The Maple Inn, Lucy kicks her out on the spot. It doesn’t matter that Sierra hasn’t set foot in Maple Run in fifteen years—the Westmoores are not allowed.

But small towns don’t leave a lot of room to hide, and Sierra and her brother, Drake, have set their sights on improving the town’s opinion of them now that their father is gone.

Lucy doesn’t believe any Westmoore could have good intentions, and although she may have to play nice with Sierra, it doesn’t mean she’s going to like it.



by Melissa Brayden

Building a bridge between two worlds can be tricky.

Hannah Shephard likes her life, her job, and her perfectly cozy apartment around the corner from her shop. She’s never been one to take big risks and would much rather stay in on a Friday night with a warm cup of decaf and her favorite mystery novel, so why do her friends insist she needs more? Plus, Hannah has bigger problems to focus on. She’s in trouble. Well, her bookstore is, and if she doesn’t find a way to bring in some more cash, she’ll be closing the doors of A Likely Story for good.

When world famous romance novelist Parker Bristow accepts her request to come in for a signing, Hannah might finally be able to drum up some much-needed attention and save the shop. What she didn’t anticipate was an unexpected evening and a woman she wouldn’t soon forget. A real romance is off the table. Parker is flashy, sought after, and Hannah is just, well, Hannah. But for Parker, it seems like Hannah might be a safe place to fall. The question is, what kind of falling are they doing?



by Fiona Riley

Charlotte Southwick always has a plan. Boarding her honeymoon cruise alone and decidedly unmarried wasn’t her intention. Neither was running into her high school love on board. Lexi looks so confident, and so hot, and so irresistible… How could she have let this woman get away?

Lexi Bronson hasn’t had a permanent address in almost a decade and couldn’t be happier. Life is good bartending for a luxury cruise line—open seas, warm beaches, beautiful women, and no unnecessary anchors—until the woman who broke her heart shows up on her ship, and all those dreams of forever come rushing back.

When passion flares, will the storm that rages shipwreck them both?



by Lisa Moreau

Falling in love with the enemy has never felt so good for two women on opposite sides of a family feud.

Claire Fontenot jilted her high school boyfriend, Kurt Savoy, at the altar, igniting a storm between the two families that culminated in fiercely competing hot sauce businesses. When she reluctantly returns home to a small town in Louisiana to run her aunt’s antique clock shop, she doesn’t exactly receive the warmest of welcomes.

Ivy Savoy is Kurt’s younger sister and grew up learning never to trust a Fontenot. When Ivy spots a treasured lost clock from her childhood in the window of the antique shop, she can’t resist going inside.

Claire and Ivy, who have every reason to hate each other, can’t seem to stop feeling exactly the opposite. Falling in love is out of the question if they can’t convince their families—and each other—to let go of the past.



by Tina Michele

Jillian Marshall is living her perfect dream. All she’s ever wanted is to be a dolphin trainer, and she’s going on eighteen years doing just that at Tampa’s Marine Research Institute. Her devotion to education and her dedication to the conservation of marine mammals consume her heart and soul. Romance isn’t exactly on her agenda.

When Laura Carter applied to the institute’s thirty-six-week intensive training program, she left out one important detail—the tragic accident that changed her entire life and left her terrified of drowning. A brilliant animal behaviorist, Laura must decide just how hard she’s willing to fight to fulfill her dreams and overcome her nightmares.

Falling in love is the easy part, but when Jillian puts her career on the line to help Laura overcome her fear, will she lose everything?





by Barbara Ann Wright

The Knights of Flame need to move their army across the country to defeat a brutal enemy. Tricky, as the knights have outlawed magic. They hire a researcher, Camille, to fix the problem and assign the dashing Major Sydney to help. If Camille and Sydney can keep their hands off each other long enough, they can surely come up with a solution.

Rowena the Hawk is a witch of great power and stubbornness equal to that of an entire phalanx of knights. Exiled from home, she has only her construct Ember for company until the most beautiful woman she’s ever seen dares her to save the world.

Wanting to cuddle one moment and strangle each other the next, the four women are the kingdom’s only hope. Everyone’s probably doomed…





by Kelly Wacker

When art historian Melissa Warren inherits three of her grandmother’s paintings that have captivated her since childhood, she sets out to discover more about the little known artist and the locations of the mysterious landscapes. Her search takes her to the Colorado Bear Conservancy and the artist’s great-granddaughter, Sula Johansen.

Sula is reluctant to help Melissa, but their instant chemistry is impossible to ignore. Sula is torn between falling in love and hiding the truth about who and what she really is. Of course, if Melissa paid closer attention to minor details—like the fact that Sula enjoys nibbling berries off the vine, is unusually strong, and consumes way too much honey—Melissa might not be in for the shock of her life.



by L.L. Shelton

Available in Kindle Unlimited

21-year-old Brandy Lee is a newborn she-wolf assigned to drive Lady Rochelle, the leader of she-wolves. Within hours of reporting for her first day, Brandy Lee’s world is turned upside down when she learns she is the reason for an uprising.

Vampire Raven lives a comfortable, quiet life as the assistant for the leader of the vampires, Queen Lana. At least until temptation strolls into the RedBlood Estate—by the name of Brandy Lee. Soon, Raven has no choice; she must follow her heart. But will it lead her into love or danger?

Blood Runs Through The Heart from authors L.L. Shelton, and T.A. Williams is set in the modern world, except in this version, humans, she-wolves, and vampires live together in peace. Or until the rumor of an uprising spreads.





by Brey Willows

When a simple mission goes wrong, intergalactic space captain Jessa Arbelle nearly goes down with her ship.

Her escape pod lands on Indemnion, a planet known for its raw, raucous societies, and Jessa’s top priority is keeping the few survivors with her safe while finding a way back home. That’s when she meets mysterious scrounger Kylin Enderson, a useful and attractive distraction she can hardly afford with so much at stake.

Kylin resents Jessa’s silver spoon attitude, especially since Jessa has no idea what real life is like. Kylin has enough trouble keeping ahead of the creditors she owes for some of her more secretive undertakings, without having to help the beautiful captain who fell from the sky. But Kylin’s always been a sucker for a damsel in distress, and this time is no different.

When Kylin’s secret comes out, it puts their growing attraction, as well as Jessa’s life, in danger. Will everything come crashing down, or can they change course before it’s too late?




Micky Knight Mysteries: Book 10

by J. M. Redmann

A woman wants to find her missing sister. That should be easy for an experienced PI like Micky Knight. Until the woman—or someone who looks like her—ends up in the morgue. Micky finds herself in a tangled mess, not knowing who the real victim is, or how her name keeps coming up in places it shouldn’t. Like newly minted Realtor Karen Holloway’s house sale papers, as the contact for another missing buyer, one who looks a lot like Micky’s client. The same woman? The sister?

Micky has to uncover what the game is and who’s playing. Because the stakes are murder.


An Evan Reed Mystery: Book 2

by Ann McMan

Tim Donovan is a Catholic priest with a guilty conscience—though not in the way you’d guess. And Katherine Donne is a Parisian socialite who long ago kicked her self-respect to the curb—for good and for ill. And much closer, we have a group of men whose fortunes, graying temples and positions in life are distinguished and enviable. But their morals? Anything but. And that’s where Evan Reed comes in. Evan (short for Evangeline) is a highly principled political operative with an imperfect past, tasked with uncovering compromising material on a rotten judge up for nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court before he can be rushed through confirmation.

Evan knows it won’t be simple to find damaging information against the judge because he’s been vetted many times before. When Evan pulls the string after an interview with a cryptic madman, she finds herself struggling to solve a puzzle that gets more complex by the hour. And where crime, money, conscience, and greed come together, danger is sure to lurk. In this sequel to Dust, Ann McMan takes the reader on an intense journey into a world that lies just beneath the thin veneer of civilization—a world teeming with power struggles and warped desires, and a subculture of promises made, kept, and broken.

As Evan pushes further into peril, her personal life sparks into flame with the increasing presence of the ravishing Julia Donne, a book publisher with a progressive bent and troubling questions about her late father. McMan’s specialty of intertwining a hot romance into heart-pounding suspense just keeps getting better and better.



by KT Brodland

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Olivia Jeffries has neither time nor interest in relationships. When she isn’t operating the market garden she inherited, she uses her computer skills to deal out her own brand of justice. In an effort to solve the mystery behind the targeted shooting of her farm manager and his family, she enlists the aid of Cat Harris, a local private investigator.

Cat Harris makes her living uncovering other people’s secrets. It doesn’t take her long to realize that Olivia has more than her share of them. Not least of which is her ability to bypass alarm systems and move objects without touching them.
When an elderly woman writes to Cat, asking her to find out if Olivia is the daughter who went missing more than thirty years before, Cat is compelled to bring the information she uncovers to Olivia’s attention.

Not until Olivia confronts the dying woman and is finally able to forgive her is she able to let go of the past.




Honor Series: Book 10

by Radclyffe

Secret Service Agent Oakes Weaver is in the midst of the biggest assignment of her career—leading the advance team for President Andrew Powell’s impending trip to Philadelphia where everyone expects he will be nominated to run for a second term. The last thing she needs is a tragedy among the president’s inner circle that might not be an accident, or the sudden recruitment of Ari Rostof, a woman who might be a lot more than she seems. But Oakes doesn’t get a say in policy. She only has to secure the president’s safety—at all costs.

First Daughter Blair Powell and her spouse, Cameron Roberts, are among the reelection campaign members accompanying President Andrew Powell to Philadelphia. While the president may be protected by his Secret Service agents, those close to him are literally in the kill zone, and his adversaries will stop at nothing to further their cause—even mass murder.





by Gerri Hill
narrated by Abby Craden

Dr. Carly Cambridge, wildlife biologist, returns to the Texas Gulf Coast to manage the latest Habitats for Nature project, restoring the woods and wetlands to their natural state. She is devoted to the environmental cause with a passion usually reserved for a lover – something she hasn’t had since a disastrous love affair 10 years earlier. Having sworn off women and relationships, Carly is perfectly content to live her life alone while she focuses on her latest project.

Wildlife photographer Pat Ryan is duped into volunteering her talents to the Habitats For Nature cause, but she wants no part of the overzealous Dr. Cambridge.

While they spend most of their time sparring and bickering, an early season hurricane finds them fighting nature – instead of each other – to save the wetlands and the birds that brought them together.

Soon Carly finds her heart opening, little by little, and struggles to ignore the feelings that are growing between them. And Pat, always searching for that certain someone to take her breath away, can’t believe for a moment that the woman she’s been waiting for could possibly be Carly.



by Kiki Archer
narrated by Ella Lynch

Connie Parker isn’t convinced by this falling in love lark. Falling hurts, you end up with bruises and scars.

She has the perfect answer: She’ll write about love instead. But what happens when the novel-in-progress describes more about Connie’s own dull existence than she wants to admit? And when will she realize that her hero is beginning to resemble her new best friend Maria – a woman who seems to turn every simple outing with their three-year-olds into a fun-filled adventure for them all?

In trying to make sense of the puzzle of her life, Connie learns there is no perfect person. Just that person who’ll fit you perfectly.



by Michelle Larkin
narrated by A.J. Ferraro

After she’s abducted and barely escapes with her life, Dr. Chloe Maddox joins the Boston Police Department as a behavioral profiler. Her sole objective is to solve her own case. The only thing standing in her way is that she has no memory of what happened. When she locks eyes with the man who murdered her lover and left her for dead, the past comes flooding back.

Detective Dana Blake is still mourning the death of her wife. When she discovers Chloe’s abductor is the same serial killer who took her wife’s life, she insists on protecting her. Both women are caught off guard by their developing attraction as they build their case on the run from a clever sociopath.

Danger lurks behind every corner, and a killer is intent on recapturing his prey. Except, this time, he has his eye on Dana, too.



by Rachel Spangler
narrated by Ann Etter

When a CPA is forced to hire help for tax season, she resents the presence of her brash, young intern. The intern only wants to complete the internship so she can chase her dream job in DC. Will the CPA’s past and the intern’s future add up to something greater than the sum of their escalating attraction?


Fire & Ice: Book 2

by Idella Breen
narrated by Sophie Daniels

Knock one down and another takes his place….

Cait and Snow are settling into their new lives when there is a knock at their door….

An old enemy has risen from the fallen vampires and is looking for revenge. Cait and Snow’s bond will be tested once more as they race against time to stop the threat of another war. Friends are made in unlikely places and new abilities awakened.

Will love conquer all? Or will they fall to this new threat?

Find out in Soul Awakened, the sequel to Blood Bound.





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New Lesfic Goodies: November 5th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Also check out the sale going on this week. Click here

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,





by Kim Hartfield

Available in Kindle Unlimited

In search of life’s meaning, Cherry leaves her high-powered sales job to spend three months working on an organic farm. The owner, Margo, is intensely confident and terrifyingly beautiful – and has little patience for city girls who don’t know what they’re doing.

Desperate to gain Margo’s respect, Cherry does her best to adjust to farm life. Although she’s never been interested in women, she’s intrigued when she learns Margo has particular tastes. Suddenly Cherry wants to please her boss in a whole different way.

As Cherry is swept into a world of exquisite delights, her feelings for the captivating older woman grow. Will she belong to her domme for a moment in time? Or will Margo keep her – forever?



by Bryce Oakley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Emilia Marin thinks Christmas and the holidays are a waste of time. She’s way too busy to think about gingerbread houses and trees and carols. Cody Nowak loves every holiday tradition, but baking at her uncle’s shop is one of the best. Which is exactly why she’s taking a few weeks hiatus from her role as a paramedic to help him at the bakery. When Cody realizes that Emilia hates Christmas –– like Ebenezer Scrooge levels of hate –– she decides that making Em love Christmas is exactly the distraction she needs. Will Cody be able to melt Emilia’s ice queen exterior with ice skating, hot cocoa, and tree decorating?



by KL Hughes

An amusing, charming lesbian romance about finding unexpected love inside family expectations.

When Fiona Ng’s best friend, Michael, needs a pretend girlfriend to bring home for Christmas in Arkansas, Fiona girds her loins and steps up. Besides, how hard could one festive family weekend be, anyway? That’s before she meets the boisterous McElroy clan, with accents as thick as a homemade pie crust, and an endless supply of competitive siblings, including Lizzie, Michael’s beautiful younger sister.

Lizzie seems to be everywhere, with her intoxicating scent, wandering hands, lingering gaze, and that bright, echoing laugh. The more time Fiona spends in her orbit, she wonders how she can even concentrate let alone pull off a convincing fake relationship.





by Ella Goode

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Whenever her friends talk about the hot guys on campus, Maisie is bored. Not only does she not find these particular guys are hot, she’s beginning to realize that she doesn’t think men are attractive in general. Besides, she has more important things to do than chase after men such as gaining the friendship of Star.

Star’s a brilliant, intriguing, captivating girl who makes Maisie’s heartbeat a little faster. After spending time with Star, Maisie begins to realize that her feelings aren’t very sisterly. Has she discovered something important far too late?



by JM Dragon

Thea Carter’s life isn’t her dream—it’s her nightmare. Her only escape is in the books that she reads at the local bookstore. She can hide away there and dream of adventures, knowing they will only ever be in her mind. The owner, Marion Appleby, is one of her only friends, the sanctuary of the bookstore, and her friendship with Marion are her slice of normalcy. When Marion is taken ill, Thea’s life becomes even more complicated.Sheryl Appleby, Marion’s niece, takes over the bookstore while her aunt recovers. Take control Sheryl and timid Thea’s first meeting is less than friendly. After getting to know Thea, something in Sheryl starts to thaw, and she is determined to help Thea any way she can. She helps Thea embark on an adventure that she could never envision, not even through her cherished books. While on her journey, Thea finds the will to live again, and even the hope of love. But does she have the strength to open her jar of dreams, or will they be locked up forever?





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 personal NYPD Detective and wife, Jane, adjust to the realities of adjusting their lives to accommodate the two daughters they have adopted. One teen, Bri, and one tween, Luce.

After Brianne’s graduation, Finnegan finds herself embroiled in a case involving the underworld of crime and drugs in New York City when she goes to rescue a dog in an abandoned part of a building.

Jane learns as she is racing against the clock to save her trouble magnet wife again, that Luce is more like Finnegan than they thought when she goes missing as well.

The clock is ticking as their family collectively holds their breath.





by Graysen Morgen

Randi Rojas is a professional soccer player who seemingly has it all, a successful career, a long-term girlfriend, a loving family, and a great group of friends…until a chance meeting with an attractive woman sends her way offside, and into a whole new game.

Berkley Ward lives her life to the extreme, spending her days either in the gym or four-wheeling in the woods, and her nights patrolling the streets as an officer. Affairs with taken women are easy, but after years of playing games, she’s finished…until she meets a beautiful woman and a game she can’t resist.

Both women play a dangerously seductive game of cat and mouse, teetering on the edge of friendship and affair.




A Woman Down Under: Book 5

by K’Anne Meinel

Nothing in Mel Lawrence’s life could have prepared her for living in the Australian Outback. She finds creating her new life and establishing a sheep station far from the elite society she was expected to live in extremely satisfying. She has a wife, a child, and a dream she never imagined she wanted, and they are all she needs. Will she be able to hold on to the happiness she’s found after seeking it for so long?





by Addison M. Conley

In 2008, Intelligence officer Ali Clairmont joined her agency’s deployment program. She’s openly gay because it’s not a punishment in the federal workforce. Air Force Major and NSA SIGINT officer Lynn Stewart is deep in the closet because DADT is still in effect.

Over ten years, they cross paths three times – twice in Afghanistan and finally at home. In 2008, they attempted to keep everything professional, but add a little coffee and close quarters and the attraction ignites. In 2010, a spy is selling secrets. Lynn is brought into the investigation, but once again, mission above all else takes a toll.

As the years go by, neither can forget the other. Ali isn’t happy when Lynn walks into her life again as her new civilian supervisor in 2017. Then Ali’s cousin arranges for a part-time handywoman to help with home renovations. When Lynn shows up, the fireworks go off. Eventually, the ice begins to melt. But is it too late for love? Is a cordial friendship all they can hope for?

Spoiler and Trigger warning: Two-thirds of this book is set in Afghanistan. War is not a light topic. The book touches on—but does not dwell on—PTSD, death, and the character’s weaknesses. Lynn and Ali make it through to a happily-ever-after, but it’s a bit of a bumpy road. If you are a reader that prefers happy/sunshine novels from beginning to end, then this is likely not the book for you.




Blood Resonance: Book 2

by K. Aten

Sarah Colby is a musician, teacher, lover, sister, and so much more. In the past year, she learned that sometimes life takes you places you never even knew existed. For Sarah and her sister Annie, they found out that not only were the monsters real but sometimes you loved them. Now the Colby sisters and their friends are being targeted by someone with a grudge. They must discover who is attacking the people of Columbus or risk losing all that they hold dear. Nobel Keller is with them every step of the way but will she bring salvation or merely the end of their lives in Columbus?




The San Francisco Mystery Series: Book 6

by Alexi Venice

Available in Kindle Unlimited

District Attorney Amanda Hawthorne’s recent reunion with Dr. Jen Dawson is jeopardized by new revelations about Amanda’s past indiscretion.

Furious at Amanda, Jen leaves on a vacation with her daughter, Kristin, and Kristin’s father, Detective Tommy Vietti. Surrounded by her family and basking in the sun on Sandy Lake, Jen feels liberated. When an old high school acquaintance tempts Jen’s carnal curiosity, she makes a surprise trip to a nearby town.

Amanda, heartbroken and fighting her addictions, turns to dark music, loyal friends, and the California beach. Will she be able to resist her go-to mix of vices and lovers? Torn between her true nature and love of Jen, Amanda must act quickly if she wants to salvage their relationship. Meanwhile, she faces enemies at work who believe they’ve gained the upper hand to defeat her once and for all.

Tommy, steadfast and true to Jen and Kristin, nurses his bullet wound while vacationing with Jen’s family in Wisconsin. Will he influence Jen’s romantic and career decisions?

Warning: Contains some pink kink.





by Annie Amos

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Only a rebel could agree to a plan as wild as this…

Dior Grainger is in need of a fake wife – and fast. Six months ago, it seemed like Dior had it all. A successful architect’s business, a mansion, a dream. Now, the whole lot is about to go up in smoke.

So she makes bad girl Ruby Potts an offer: protect me… and then marry me.

As the stakes get higher, though, will Ruby rebel yet again? Or has she finally found something – or someone – to believe in?





by Pascal Scott

After serving five years at the Women’s Correctional Institution in Diablo, California, Elizabeth Taylor Bundy has been transitioned into a halfway house in San Francisco called Omega for six months of community service. On May 31, 1996, if all goes well, Elizabeth will be released from Omega and placed back into society as a free woman. Free to do what? Free to work a mind-numbing, dead-end job for minimum wage? No, Elizabeth has a better idea of what to do when she gets out. It’s one last con, and then she’ll have enough money for the rest of her life. It’s the perfect plan—until it isn’t.








by TB Markinson
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

The holiday season can be a crazy time for a normal family – and Lizzie’s family is anything but normal.

While Lizzie’s wife is determined to plan the perfect Christmas party, every guest seems intent on wrecking the festivities. And one in particular is out to destroy the entire Petrie clan.

Lizzie does everything in her power to save the holiday, but the harder she tries to control the unruly guests, the more things unravel.

Will Lizzie survive the holidays with all the Petries under her roof?

A Woman Loved is the smart and funny fifth 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 heartwarming series.



by E.J. Noyes
narrated by Abby Craden

Stockbroker Isabelle Rhodes has a lot of money, a lot of trust issues, and a whole lot of reasons to believe her ex-girlfriend was right when she said that Isabelle sucked at relationships. With that accusation stuck in her head, Isabelle throws caution to the wind and dives into her first one-night stand. Checking that off her bucket list should be something to celebrate – except it turns out that the woman she just spent an earth-shattering night with is actually her newly hired company pilot, Audrey Graham.

Ms. Never-See-You-Again just turned into Ms. See-You-Constantly.

Concerned about the stigma of workplace dalliances, Isabelle vows it can’t go further than the one night. Good plan – if not for an insistent libido and an even more persistent Audrey who conspires to break Isabelle’s resolve. Soon their no strings arrangement starts to feel a lot like dating, and Isabelle finds herself wanting more than just casual nights together….



by Cheyenne Blue
narrated by Claire Alain

A captivating opposites-attract lesbian romance about a city woman discovering her country heart.

Australian country girl Nina Pellegrini runs a program for city kids to experience a taste of rural life at Banksia Farm. But when a child is hurt and a lawsuit threatens, Nina is determined to find the best legal assistance to help her save the farm.

Enter high-flying lawyer Leigh Willoughby, whose city world is far from the farm’s chaotic mix of kids and animals. She certainly doesn’t have time for small cases that don’t pay or farm visits that wreck her cool – and her clothes.

Still, the warm-hearted Nina and her challenging, 12-year-old daughter, Phoebe, are awfully hard to say no to. What on earth has she gotten herself into?



by M.E. Tudor
narrated by Tanya Eby

Back Lands magazine for outdoor enthusiasts has featured Robin Hawke and her outfitting business several times. When her friend, Josie Whittle, the editor-in-chief of the magazine, asks Robin to take a group of writers and photographers out for a week Robin is happy to do it until she finds out that one of the writers going on the trip has never even been camping, let alone gone on a multi-day hike.

After getting fired from a business magazine, her life in ruins, and forced to go home to Colorado where her father has her under his thumb, Marianne Jones is lucky to be writing for anyone. Her new boss at Back Lands magazine, Josie, insists Marianne go out on a weeklong hike with some other writers and photographers from the magazine. The only hiking Marianne does is at the mall, and she’s never been camping, so she is not happy about this trip.

Marianne makes Robin mad before the hike even starts, and Robin assumes Marianne is just another snooty socialite forced to work by her parents. Both women try to ignore the sparks flying between them on the trails in vain. These two women with nothing in common, except broken hearts, are thrown together by fate. Can they find common ground, or will tragedy take away the chance for them to find out what they could have had?



by Magnolia Robbins
narrated by Joan Dukore

Dogs always have a way of finding people.

When a tumultuous past causes Alice Gray, the only woman Lou Pearson has ever loved, to leave her for good, she shrinks away from the world, trying to make amends. She dedicates years of her life to train service dogs and save rescues. Little did she know that a rescued dog would save her, too.

Caspian shows up in Lou’s life, and the dog guides her to a young girl who desperately needs him and to the girl’s mother, Alice, propelling Lou into a past she believed she’d never have to face again. To a woman who she assumed she’d lost forever.

As an old romance and deep emotions resurface, Lou’s worst fears come crashing back and she can’t help but wonder: This time, if it all falls apart, will Alice stay?



by Emma Sterner-Radley
narrated by Wendy Wolfson

Librarian and solver of mysteries, Kit Sorel has a lot on her plate this December. The eccentric but cozy island of Greengage can do that to a person. All Kit wants is to settle into her first holiday season on this quaint English isle – torn away from her past home, family, and old friends – as she is.

Instead, she has to contend with Laura – her girlfriend who happens to be an island celebrity and current owner of Howard Hall – never having time for her. To complicate Kit’s life further, she gets asked to find the missing and naughty “Pinky” for the owner of a local pub. All this, while trying to figure out what her Christmas plans will be.

Thank goodness Kit has the comical and quirky characters of Greengage to assist. Ethel Rosenthal gives advice, and Rajesh Singh shows her that skipping celebrating altogether is an option. But are these well-meaning people helping or hindering? Can Kit get over her holiday blues? Will Laura find time for them to be together? Oh, and where on earth is Pinky?

Following on from the blockbuster success of Greengage Plots, this heart-warming rom-com novella will answer these questions and give you some comforting holiday cheer, no matter what time of the year you listen to it.






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New Lesfic Goodies: October 29th 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,





by Amy DeMeritt

Available in Kindle Unlimited

With six years under her belt at work and the highly deserved title of senior financial analyst, Lana Scott has done very well for herself. But something is missing from her life. Love and family. But few women are interested in starting a family at her age, especially when they’re focused on their careers.

With her heart still on the mend from the tragic loss of the love of her life several years ago, Elli Voss is nearly out of hope that she’ll ever find love again. And she’s even less hopeful that she’ll be able to have children to train as her heirs to take over the family tailor and repair shop that’s been passed down in her family for several generations.

After a chance encounter and a promise to grab a cup of coffee soon, they may have just possibly found exactly what they’ve been looking for.



by Gerri Hill

Workaholic Erin Ryder was on the fast track to self-destruction. Reeling after her lover walked out on her, she turned to booze and caffeine to make it through each day. After a family intervention, she finds herself on a remote ranch in New Mexico—on womyn’s land—to detox and heal. No cell service, no Internet—she’s convinced she won’t last three days, much less for the three-month sentence her father has mandated.

Running from the chaos that had become her life, Melanie West moved to Eagle Bluff Ranch seven years ago. By far the youngest there, she embraced the compassionate, peaceful life that the elders espoused. Living off what her garden produced, her chickens and goats became her friends and confidants. Exposure to the outside world was limited to the handful of guests who stayed a few days at the ranch each year.

This summer would be different. Melanie found herself hosting a young woman for three months. A young woman who wanted to be anywhere but there. As the days and weeks passed, their animosity turned to friendship as they helped the other heal from their past failures.

Erin soon found herself loving life on Mel’s little farm. Loving life and loving Mel. Saying goodbye would be the hardest thing she had to do—saying goodbye to Mel…or saying goodbye to her previous life.


Tahoe Series: Book 3

by Nicole Pyland

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Adler Williams had been surprised with a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, by her boyfriend; but not in a good way. That was the last place Adler ever wanted to be. She was not a woman who enjoyed camping or the outdoors in any way. While trying to return the camping supplies she wouldn’t be needing for this surprise trip, she meets a woman who loves the outdoors so much, she runs an outfitter’s shop in South Lake Tahoe.

Morgan Burns had watched her ex-girlfriend fall for and get engaged to her new girlfriend. Then, she’d watched her best friend get the girl of her dreams. When she visits Jackson Hole to plan a new store to her ever-growing chain, she meets a woman who is clearly not a fan of many of the activities Morgan holds dear.

The two women begin a long-distance friendship while they both attempt to navigate the newest hurdles in their lives: Adler’s relationship with her boyfriend and Morgan’s drive to expand her store empire. As Adler spends more and more time with Morgan, she begins to realize there’s more to her life than just work; or at least there can be, as long as she’s willing to risk her heart.



by Susan Mesler-Evans

Elisa Benitez is proud of who she is, from her bitingly sarcastic remarks, to her love of both pretty boys and pretty girls. If someone doesn’t like her, that’s their problem, and Elisa couldn’t care less. Particularly if that person is Darcy Fitzgerald, a snobby, socially awkward heiress with an attitude problem and more money than she knows what to do with.

From the moment they meet, Elisa and Darcy are at each other’s throats — which is a bit unfortunate, since Darcy’s best friend is dating Elisa’s sister. It quickly becomes clear that fate intends to throw the two of them together, whether they like it or not. As hers and Darcy’s lives become more and more entwined, Elisa’s once-dull world quickly spirals into chaos in this story of pride, prejudice, and finding love with the people you least expect.



by Elle Hyden

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Two lost souls are on a collision course. One searching for a life partner while the other mourns the loss of hers.

Selina is at a crossroads. No job, no home to call her own, and no partner. She has to turn her life around, but in which direction? Returning to her Native American roots, she seeks mystical aid from the spirit world, to find the life she hungers for.

Rea has been able to find a measure of solace after her wife’s death but longs for the crack in her heart to heal. Sighting a falling star, she sends her wish out into the universe, where it’s heard by the most unlikely allies.

Selina and Rea’s paths crossed many times in the past, but they’d never connected. Now they are being inescapably drawn together by fate, desire, and a touch of the mystical. Will love and trust prevail over loss and fear, so they can have their shot at being found forever?

Join them on their souls’ journey through the Lost & Found.





by Samantha Hicks

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Jac Colby faces her biggest challenge to date – to go back and see her estranged wife, Molly, after five years apart. Jac’s a solicitor specialising in contract law. It was her job that led to the eventual death of Molly’s brother after she found a loophole in his business lease that paved the way for his self-destruction, causing Molly to throw her out and break all contact with her. Now, in a strange coincidence, Jac has been sent to Molly’s butterfly farm by her boss to do the same thing – get Molly to break her lease so the land can be sold. Unable to do this to Molly, she sets out to convince her to give their relationship another try.

Molly Fisher has missed her wife terribly over the last five years, but when Jac does turn up, her anger gets the better of her, telling Jac to leave. Upset by her visit, Molly drives off and gets involved in a serious car accident, landing her in hospital. Jac comes across the scene and fears Molly is dead.

Jac sticks around to help Molly heal, even with Molly’s reservations about her presence in her life standing in her way.

Will they overcome their differences and rekindle their love? Or will Molly stick to her guns and keep Jac at arms-length? And will they be able to save Molly’s business, Bloomin’ Butterfly, from Jac’s greedy boss?

This is a story about lost love and failings, and finding your soul mate once again.





by Anne Hagan

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Will Mel unmask her captor before she’s seduced into risking it all?

Sheriff Melissa ‘Mel’ Crane has one more duty after assisting with Trick-or-Treat patrol on Halloween night. She has to pick up her friend and housemate Hannah at her old friend Rebekah’s farm. The task sounded simple enough. It turned out to be anything but.

Mel gets lured into a Sapphic Secret Masquerade. The more she tries to find out what’s really going on and who has tricked her into showing up at the deep woods, lesbians only Halloween party the further she falls into an erotic adventure that will test her willpower and maybe even her marriage.




A Woman Down Under: Book 4

by K’Anne Meinel

Alinta Lawrence, helping her wife to establish a station in her native outback, learning white ways, is finding it a challenge for the primitive woman. Having a child to raise with her wife, there is so much to learn, about the white woman’s world. She’s amazed and sometimes overwhelmed by the things these white people seem to need in their lives, will she be able to cope with it all?




State Changers: Book 1

by Chris Fenwick

Available in Kindle Unlimited

“Wolf” is the story about a girl. Alone in the world, Casidhe Keneally is frightened to unravel her family’s secret, a secret her own body has been reporting in disturbing ways. She must travel far from the only home she has ever known, to uncover the clues her dead parents left her.

Tracked to a sleepy pub in Butte Montana, Casidhe locates the strange people who can reveal the truth, but the discovery could, quite literally, kill her.

Amidst all the changes she struggles to assimilate, Casidhe meets Dana, a woman who simply cannot exist, sparking a fire inside herself, she cannot fight.

Her travels take her deep into the realm of the Fae, the powerful and ancient Irish mythological beings, whom she realizes still endure. But some Fae are angry she has returned and will not stop until she follows the way of her parents.

In “Wolf,” Casidhe discovers her true identity, finds her people, but also finds cruelty and danger as she learns what real magic looks and feels like.

“Wolf” is the first book in the State Changers series, following the extraordinary life of Casidhe, as she learns about love, magic and the veritable power of her own spirit.



by C.M. Blackwood

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Rose Collier is a young woman from colonial New England who washes laundry for a living. Her father is a drunk, and her young brother is terribly ill. She’s been offered proposals of marriage by the young men in her village, but she’s turned them all down.

Her brother’s sudden death, and her father’s cruel unkindness, drive her out into the snow one cold winter’s night. She wanders into Blackfriars Forest, where she is confronted with a vampire chief from a nearby Native American clan. He bites her, then disappears into the darkness.

Rose is rescued the following morning by a young woman named Alice. A young woman who just so happens to be a witch. And a vampire. She brings Rose back to her forest home and introduces her to the rest of her coven. Alice and Rose begin to bond right away, and it’s clear that they’re attracted to each other. Soon, their feelings grow stronger, and they confess them to one another, pledging their romance with a physical pact.

But the vampire who bit Rose has plans to return for her. He’s claimed her as his squaw – and he’ll stop at nothing until he has her. Will Alice’s coven risk their lives for Rose? With or without them, can Alice protect her new lover from the dangerous Indian chief and his clan of warriors?

Each book in the Dark World series is a stand-alone lesbian romance with new
characters and settings. Contains mature content.


In Eternal Bloom: Book 1

by Lauren Keen

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Playing to psychological horror, a slow to sprout lesbian romance blossoms between a vampire noble and her newfound interest.

Having to question her own sanity isn’t typical for Heather. But following a particularly abnormal attack, she struggles to piece together what happened on that night. Fragmented in her recollection, she gets thrown in a world of myth and legend, finding herself at the center of vampiric desire. Desperate to just escape from it all.

A bond of trust and friendship shatters to love interests and wonder.




Cupcakes and Sorcery: Book 2

by Ellen Jane

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Cupcakes, romance, and lovable canines abound in Heather and Sinead’s next adventure, but it isn’t all fun and games. The girlfriends are investigating a very personal kidnapping, and the threatening notes left behind accuse Sinéad and her punk-rocker twin brother of hiding something.

But after solving their first mystery together last Christmas, this one should be a piece of cake. After all, no one’s been murdered this time, and their witch-sorcerer rivalry is a thing of the past. Except it turns out there is a murderer, and a jewel thief as well, and why on earth does everyone keep talking about bees?

It appears Starford is a lot more exciting than Heather’s home town of Old Wetchhaven, and Sinéad’s insistence that Heather move in with her brings a whiff of trouble to their private paradise. Can Heather adjust to life near the big city? Or will the mounting secrets prove too much and turn their second case into their last?





by Thea Landen

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Following a failed relationship with her supervisor at work, Dr. Catalina Frost volunteers her services with a charitable organization providing medical aid to those in need. In her first journey away from her home planet of Earth, she travels to the opposite end of the galaxy to the icy world of Ruvuk. Dismal weather conditions and an unfamiliar species of aliens take her far outside her comfort zone, but she’s determined to fulfil her obligations.

When Sari, a human settler on Ruvuk, first heard about a doctor being assigned to lend assistance to her health clinic in a remote village, she never expected the gorgeous woman who walks through her door. She introduces her to the planet’s ways of life and is impressed by her skills and experience. Though she drops hints about her growing attraction to Catalina, she’s shocked when those feelings are reciprocated.

The pair embarks on a romantic fling, but the definitive end date of Catalina’s assignment approaches quickly. She wants to plan for the future, but Sari has been hurt by false promises before and asks that they simply enjoy the time they have left. Will they each return to their separate lives, or can they find a way to reunite somewhere in the galaxy?





by Summer Munger

West Brook General Hospital closed its doors for good over a decade ago, but the halls were far from empty even before Sam Gilbert arrived. Hard living in New York sends the broken photographer back to her small hometown to serve as the hospital’s new caretaker. Everyone tells her the building is haunted. But the job comes with free room and board, plus a little extra cash to help her get back on her feet. Not to mention, it isn’t her old bedroom at her parent’s house. She soon finds life back in West Brook isn’t all that bad. New friends emerge to make her days less lonely. Then an old love resurfaces in Shelby Walker, forcing Sam to face her past mistakes. Just as life starts to look brighter, her new abode gets darker and darker.

Will Sam brave the growls, footsteps and phantom voices that surround her to figure out what happened at West Brook General? Or will she succumb to her own demons along the way?





by Carsen Taite
narrated by Paige McKinney

Catherine Landauer spends her days grilling prosecution witnesses in zealous defense of the accused criminals she represents, but no one knows she was once the victim of a headline-grabbing crime. When the man who kidnapped her resurfaces, Catherine goes from attorney to witness, reluctant to trust anyone, especially the alluring prosecutor assigned to the case.

Veteran prosecutor Starr Rio has a reputation of doing whatever it takes to win, even if she has to skirt the edge of the law in the pursuit of justice. Now, she’s trying the case of a lifetime, saddled with an uncooperative star witness who is sexy as hell and who thinks she knows more about criminal law than the entire prosecution team.

But when Starr and Catherine give in to desire, their hearts, careers, and even their lives are on the line.



by Cari Hunter
narrated by Nicola Victoria Vincent

Jemima Pardon, a paramedic with a daft name and chronic asthma, has never had much in the way of good luck. The only things she attracts are traumatic jobs, and no one wants to work with her for long. But when Jem bumps into devil-may-care police officer Rosie Jones, her fortunes seem to be changing. Rosie is bright and funny, and she doesn’t mind that Jem can’t go far without her inhaler.

Things are looking up, until a suspicious death draws Jem and Rosie into an investigation that spirals beyond their control. As torrential rain floods the city, they face a battle to survive if they’re ever going to have a chance at finding love.



by Karin Kallmaker
narrated by Abby Craden

Cursing the familial obligation that sent her into the path of a blizzard, Jackie Frakes is deeply grateful for rescue on a snow-choked mountain road, even if her rescuer’s reception is as cold as the landscape.

Leah Beck spends her days in a twilight of grief, actively avoiding all reminders of her former life as an artist whose work was exhibited nationwide. A houseguest for Thanksgiving is disruptive and painful, and the very last thing she wanted.

The snowbound weekend leaves them with an unforgettable, undeniable attraction that challenges both of their personal and professional commitments. Leah turns to her art with renewed inspiration while Jackie seizes control of her future. But will these new paths lead back to each other? Or will that stunning weekend together be their last?



by Jenn Matthews
narrated by Rachael Beresford

Yorkshire anatomy lecturer Ruby Clark considers her life low-maintenance. She teaches at the local university, has two well-behaved teenage daughters, and what she doesn’t know about human anatomy isn’t worth knowing. Unfortunately, that knowledge doesn’t stretch to plants, and she’s been asked to help out on a school garden project.

Being a paramedic doesn’t do Melissa Jackson’s back or knees any favors, so she’s looking into university courses to try a less strenuous line of her work. But the brash, proudly out, down-to-earth woman’s biggest challenge is keeping her dyslexia a secret. That, and living down the stigma that follows her when people find out.

A university open day throws the two women into each other’s orbits. When Mel, an expert green thumb, makes a few helpful suggestions on Ruby’s garden project, Ruby convinces her to team up to make it a success.

Personality-wise, they couldn’t be less compatible. Mel’s brazen attitude, cocky jokes, and affinity with earthworms immediately rub the hyper-professional, straight-laced Ruby the wrong way. Can they ever find common ground?



by Anna Stone
narrated by Nicole Blessing

A second chance at once forbidden love.

Twenty-eight-year-old Zoe is heartbroken. Her career as a principal dancer in a prestigious London ballet company has just been brought to a screeching halt by an injury. Needing to re-evaluate her future and make sense of life away from center stage, she returns home to the States, where she runs into her former ballet teacher -and once forbidden love – Natasha.

Ten years older, and the ice to Zoe’s fire, Natasha captured Zoe’s heart a decade earlier. Undeniable sparks danced between them, yet they were never able to give in to temptation. When Zoe moved to London, both were left shattered. Neither woman has been able to move on since.

Now they find the same heat smoldering between them, with no reason to resist it. However, the specter of how they last parted still casts a dark shadow on them – one neither woman can seem to let go of.

Secrets from the past, desires of the present, and the uncertainty of the future might keep Zoe and Natasha from having their chance at true love. Or perhaps they’ll realize fate brought them back together to dance the ultimate pas de deux.



by Cara Malone
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

Kelsey is a rookie forensic investigator trying to balance the demands of her job and the challenges of her obsessive compulsive disorder. Her new coworkers aren’t too welcoming – their idea of fun involves morbid pranks and gallows humor.

Zara is a patrol officer with her eye on the narcotics department, determined to avenge her sister’s overdose death. But the chief won’t promote her – not until she overcomes her fear of death scenes.

When a call comes in for an apparent suicide, meticulous Kelsey meets anxious Zara, and they’ve both got something to prove.

But the case isn’t as simple as it looks, and together, they’re thrust into a complex investigation that has them chasing clues, confronting lies, and getting cozy with each other.

Can Kelsey and Zara discover the truth, or will they succumb to the mind games we play – in life, love, and even in death?




LWW-35: How Do You Read and Can You Be A Good Author Without Reading? 

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Guest Post: Women’s Week in Provincetown by TB Markinson

Today’s guest post is penned by TB Markinson. Pssst, I run this website.  Before I get to my time in Ptown, check out my giveaway. One winner will receive a signed copy of Reservations of the Heart and a $50 Amazon gift card. More about it below. 


Women’s Week in Provincetown

The first time I heard about women’s week in Provincetown I was living in the UK, and it always worked out that I couldn’t go. For those who aren’t familiar with Ptown, it’s on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. For many years, I’d see posts on Facebook about lesfic authors and readers having a grand time, and I’m not ashamed to admit I was jealous.

Now that I’m living in Boston, I made a point of visiting during women’s week. Unfortunately, my writing schedule has been a bit insane, so I wasn’t able to go for the entire week (maybe someday), but I finally made it there for part of it.

Ptown is such a quaint little seaside town. The week is held in October, and I think that’s because during the summer, the place is packed. I’d been to the area way back in 2006, but this was my first time since then, and I’m a sucker for places like this. I think I purchased 2 or 3 T-shirts (I have a thing for touristy shirts) and fridge magnets.

While there, I popped into some Bold Strokes Books events. It’s always fun to catch up with writing friends and to make new ones.


And I finally got up the nerve to get my photo with Radclyffe.

All in all, I’m glad I finally carved out the time to get to Ptown during women’s week. The next LGBTQIA+ event I’m considering is Saints and Sinners in March in New Orleans. Has anyone been? Please let me know in the comments to help convince me to book flights and a hotel.



To celebrate the release of my latest novel, I’ve put together a giveaway, which will include a signed copy of Reservations of the Heart and a $50 Amazon gift card.

A bit about Reservations:

When Stella and Aurora unexpectedly come together, sparks fly. Neither is looking for a relationship, but what they discover in one another is so much more than a physical connection. Can two wounded women who believe love is the last thing they want overcome their fears to find healing?

Best-selling lesbian romance author T.B. Markinson brings lesfic readers a heartwarming age-gap story about facing one’s demons to live a fuller and loving life. Grab your copy of the standalone medical romance novel that will make your heart sing.




TB Markinson is an American who’s recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.

Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance.

She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.



Twitter / Website / Lesbians Who Write Podcast


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New Lesfic Goodies: October 22nd Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

Here are this week’s new ebook and audio releases, sales, 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,





by Nicolette Dane

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Mallory Hunt has made a name for herself as “Lory Lick,” a professional cam girl who posts videos of herself online in every position she can think up. She films herself solo and in the comforts of her apartment in Chicago, earning a great living and trying to achieve her dream of leaving the city for good. Her job is dirty, but it’s also fun and lucrative.

Searching for another girl to join her to appease her fans, Mallory meets Jessi Chappell. Jessi is intrigued by Mallory’s openness, and despite her own insecurities she decides to take Mallory up on her offer. But working with someone who makes dirty videos for a living can be a confusing ride when intimacy is so disconnected from a roll in the sheets.

As Jessi grows closer to Mallory, she discovers that this sensual provocateur is much more than she lets on. Could what these girls have together be the real deal, or is it all just for the camera?



by Marian Snowe

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Can a mysterious beauty and her stoic heroine escape their pasts for love?

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

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

An immediate, red-hot passion ignites between Nan and Cass, in spite of the secrets both of them are fighting to keep hidden. But for two scarred women, can love ever win? Neither of them can hide from their pasts for long. When it all comes crashing down, Annalee is caught in the middle…and the result is far more dangerous than any of them feared.

Finding Her is part of the Cape Summer Romances, a collection of stand-alone romances that take place in the same town.



by Elena Graf

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Liz Stolz and Maggie Fitzgerald were college roommates until Maggie confessed to her parents that she’d fallen in love with a woman. Maggie gave up her dream of becoming an actress and married her high school boyfriend. Liz became a famous breast surgeon. Maggie is performing in a summer stock production near the Maine town where Liz is now a general practitioner. When Maggie breaks her leg in a stage accident, she lands in Dr. Stolz’s office. Is forty years too long to wait for the one you love?


A Year in Paradise: Book 10

by Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Life as a small-town housewife is usually what Sally Greenhill needs. With four kids and a busy wife to keep her preoccupied, she’s got more than enough to do from sunrise to sunset – at all times of year.

But as Deputy Candace Greenhill becomes bogged down in an arsonist investigation, Sally begins to suspect that the ring of flaming rebels might be closer than any of them foresaw.

With Halloween right around the corner, both Sally and Candace are too busy to keep an eye on the precocious son with an eye for adventure… and trouble.





by Jae

Comedian Steph hopes to finally get her big break in LA. But to afford the rent, she needs a roommate. Enter Rae, a former cop guarding her wounded soul behind a tough exterior. At first, they clash horribly, but bit by bit, Steph breaks through the walls Rae has built around her. Falling in love is no laughing matter in this opposites-attract lesbian romance with a bit of fake relationship.



by Emma Sterner-Radley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Pining and loving. Which one carries the highest cost? And what price is worth paying?

The quiet, tough Aya Lawson has been forced to leave her career as a professional boxer behind and now scrambles for a purpose.

Gwen Davies is a chatty barista, and artist in her free time, who lives with clinical depression.

They both have battles to fight but they also have something else in common – pining over the woman of their dreams.

When daydreams one day meet reality, things get complicated. Is it best to stay with what’s safe? Or to fall and maybe break? If they do take the chance and break, who will get back up?



by Clara Reese

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Two years ago, billionaire Charlotte Monroe’s wife died in a car accident. It’s time for Charlotte to honor her beloved’s last wish and have a baby. All she needs is a surrogate. On paper, Katrina is perfect. She’s healthy, smart, and most importantly, is willing to follow Charlotte’s unusual demands.

Then Charlotte brings the younger woman into her home and everything changes.

Katrina awakens a dark desire within Charlotte that she has suppressed for years…one that she hid even from her deceased wife.

Taking what Katrina freely offers isn’t an option. Falling in love will only lead to ruin.

Especially when Katrina is keeping secrets that could destroy both of them.





by Natasha West

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Robyn Vincent bakes. It’s the only thing in her life that feels good, feels like control. Until almost by accident, she ends up as a contestant on one of the biggest cookery shows in the world, ‘Bake It!’ Now she’s wildly out of her comfort zone, baking under the watchful eye of mean judges as well as a national audience. If that wasn’t bad enough, there’s also her main competitor, Jodie Jacobs. She’s seriously skilled, cold as ice, and worst of all, sex on a stick.

However, when the competition heats up, so do things between Robyn and Jodie. And not just on the set… But are they a recipe for disaster? Or is the attraction between them the icing on the cake?





by Lark Maren

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Ella Morgan lived a life of privilege. Her father owned half the Steel City, her mother was a world famous set designer, and Ella spent the first quarter of her life just drifting along without a care in the world, never wanting for anything.

Okay, maybe she wanted something, or more accurately… someone.

Tonya Reed was a widely talked about player, both on and off the football field. Ella didn’t know much about the fiery cornerback except she was notorious for leaving any woman who came near her heartbroken in the dirt. If you asked any of her previous conquests how they felt about Tonya, they’d gladly let her do it all over again.

When Ella’s father offered her the opportunity to manage his women’s football team as a chance to build her resume and dabble in the family business, she knew it would put her in the perfect position to corner that cornerback. Nobody could withstand Ella’s charms, and if that didn’t work, she’d always been able to use her money as plan B.

What she didn’t realize was Tonya didn’t have a price tag. Tonya wasn’t impressed by Ella’s upbringing, and she certainly wasn’t interested in settling down with some immature rich bitch. The only thing Tonya seemed to care about was football and playing the field.



by Lola Keeley

A sparkling lesbian tennis tale about rivals and romance and putting everything on the line.

World No. 1 tennis star Elin Larsson is in hot pursuit of a record number of Grand Slam titles. But between pressing injuries and growing anxiety, it’s starting to feel like her heart isn’t in it.

Gorgeous rival player Toni Cortes Ruiz bursts onto the scene, chasing her first slam.

As their paths keep crossing in big matches, a growing attraction starts to burn between the competitive women. Elin’s used to winning—but not when the woman she’s falling for is on the other side of the net. As scandals, the media, and the world starts closing in on them, Elin and Toni need to decide whether they’re competitors or on the same side.





by Charlie Conwell

Available in Kindle Unlimited

When Sasha Bowan, an enigmatic, confident and beautiful, sports car driver, realises that her career is coming to an end. She changes direction and becomes joint crew chief. Her boss and Franchise owner, Rochelle Finley wants nothing more than to keep the attractive, Sasha close to her team and not just for her car knowledge.

A run of bad luck brings about uneasiness and finger-pointing. As a lover, Sasha likes to change it up and thinks that this is one way to get to the bottom of it all. What will Rochelle think of this change? Will she embrace the plan? Will she still want Sasha?

Amidst the fast cars, family secrets, and betrayal, how will Sasha and Rochelle face the tumultuous twists and turns?




Prequel to A Woman Down Under Series

by K’Anne Meinel

Forced into marriage with a much older man after her father catches her in the arms of her female lover, Abigail accepts her lot in life in order to save her family. The love of her life is long gone, cast from her life by her selfless decision, and she must accept that the men in her life—her father and now, her husband—are in control and will do with her as they please.

But after an untimely accident, as her husband lies dying, Abigail realizes there might be a glimmer of hope that she could go free. Will she be strong enough to get through all that life is throwing at her and find a way back to the arms of the woman she is yearning for?





by MB Panichi

Arienne my love, if I can’t have you nobody can. -Celestian

It’s Earth Year 2453 and hot lead guitarist Ari Walker and her slam-thrash band Shattered Crystal Enigma (SCE) have just embarked on their first interstellar tour. But they are not alone. Somewhere among the thousands of devoted fans is a demented stalker named Celestian who is determined to win Ari’s devotion—or be her destruction.

Too intense and focused on her music for a real relationship, Ari’s always been the love-’em-and-leave-’em type. Until she meets a woman whose power and passion matches Ari’s playing—and her heart—beat by beat. Badass drummer Rhynn Knight, SCE’s newest member, is ecstatic to be in the band of her dreams alongside the woman of her dreams.

As the tour continues and Ari’s new relationship takes center stage, the danger around them grows. Even the superior skills of SCE’s bodyguards can’t stop the stalker’s psychotic wrath. Is Celestian lurking in the darkness of the concert hall or hiding in plain sight?




Kanyon and Daylen Series: Book 4

by K.B. Draper

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Kanyon McKane and Daylen Elliott have, for the most part, finally gotten their Guardian and Seeker relationship hang-ups worked out. Kanyon is all over the protective gig, and Daylen is serving up some serious emotional mojo. Oh, and the fated love thing is going pretty well too. Which in Hollywood speak means “cue the chaos.” Lexi Cruze, Kanyon’s kind-of sort-of ex and self-assigned nemesis, has agreed to play hostess to the biggest, baddest chic in town. Okay technically, Ma’at, an evil deity on a serious power trip, isn’t a permanent resident of this plane just yet, but that all could change if she and her new human sock puppet find a certain pocket watch with the ability to turn back time. And if finding a sin-infused article, outmaneuvering Lexi, dealing with Blue—’cause that’s just their life now—and saving the world wasn’t enough on their to-do list, add dealing with answers to decade-old questions. As past secrets and present consequences collide, an Old West showdown, literally, in the park changes everything. Kanyon sacrifices herself and her most meaningful role ever to save Daylen’s life. Guardian – Seeker no more, the only question left to answer is “Can true love really conquer all?” Only time will tell …





by Lila Bruce

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Avery Smith, who returned to her hometown of Bethel Springs after time spent away in the big city, is finally beginning to absorb the culture shock and settle into her job at the local Sheriff’s Department. The pay’s not great, there’s a decided lack of decent coffee and available women in town, but those are sacrifices she’s willing to make to in order to be closer to her aging and increasingly eccentric grandmother. When the discovery of a dead body in the county coincides with the arrival of attractive but irritating tv personality Cameron Reinhart, Avery has to put aside her feelings of skepticism and disbelief when Cam claims to have seen Avery’s murder victim — after she was murdered.


Shadow Series: Book 4

by Kat Smith

Available in Kindle Unlimited

After renewing their vows and spending two glorious weeks on a second honeymoon with the kids in Paris, Mara, Payton, Alex, and Devan return home to face new challenges that hit too close to home and threaten to rip them apart.

Craig Courtney, the man who plucked Devan off the streets when she was fifteen, comes to Fort Meade with a desperate plea for Devan to help him find his son Bobby who, along with his lover, has disappeared in Kingston, Jamaica after being pursued by the local anti-gay police.

As the investigation gets underway, Mara and Payton’s renewed relationship is pushed to the brink of collapse when Payton is forced to seek assistance from MI6 Director, Robin Driscoll, the woman who nearly tore them apart five years earlier.

During the twists and turns of the investigation, Payton discovers a surprising accomplice of Frank Gilbert and Sebastian Kaplan’s has come out of the shadows to wreak havoc once again and has targeted Alex and Devan as the first victims.

To stop another attack before it occurs, Payton must step back into her former CIA persona and set out on her own to put an end to Gilbert and Kaplan’s accomplices and end their reign of terror once and for all. However, in doing so, she reveals the dark and dangerous side of herself that she has kept hidden from her family, and this new revelation makes Mara pause and question their future together.




London Romance: Book 1

by Clare Lydon

FREE $7.99

Jess Sharp’s life hasn’t exactly gone according to plan. She’s 32, unemployed, and single after a devastating breakup. She’s also left Australia for London to live in her parents’ spare room. Her chaotic life seems to be spiraling until she meets someone who could be a game-changer.

She’s optimistic after a wildly successful first date, but far too much tequila and the ghosts of girlfriends past may drag her far below her lowest point. Can she win the race for romance without tripping?

London Calling is the first book in a series of lesbian romance novels. If you like punchy drama, wicked humor, and charming British characters, then you’ll love Clare Lydon’s hilarious debut novel.


Carpenter/Harding: Book 1

by Barbara Winkes

$0.99 $3.99 (Available in Kindle Unlimited)

Ellie returns to the job after a vicious attack, determined not to make any more compromises. In a dysfunctional relationship, Jordan is struggling with her attraction to a younger colleague and what’s shaping up to be a nightmare case: A killer who abducts and tortures women he considers immoral. Another woman is missing, and now he has set his sights on one of their own…





by Erin Zak
narrated by Brittni Pope

Leaving is what Julia Finch does best.

When a meeting with her birth parents goes horribly wrong, Julia escapes on a hastily planned road trip and winds up breaking down in a Colorado town so small the cows outnumber the people. Completely out of her element, she takes a temporary job as a ranch hand at Bennett Ranch. She only has to survive long enough to get her car fixed, and then she’s out of there for good.

Her bad luck continues when she meets the ranch owner, Elena Bennett. Elena is unhappy, abrasive, and annoyingly breathtaking. But the longer Julia stays, the more the ranch starts to feel like home, and her feelings for Elena become impossible to ignore. She’s spent years building her defenses high and running from her past. Could a love worth staying for be the key to breaking down her walls?



by Georgia Beers
narrated by Lori Prince

Nothing’s ever been handed to Olivia Santini, and she’s proud of her work ethic. After seven years as the assistant manager of the Evergreen Resort and Spa, she has ideas to improve the bottom line and increase reservations. When her manager resigns, Olivia puts in her résumé and waits for the interview. The job is practically hers – all she needs is the paperwork.

Hayley Boyd Markham is the youngest Markham, the only girl, and the most spoiled. An artistic soul in a family of business-minded type, as she’s always felt like a bit of a screwup. After an embarrassing party situation, her father puts a hold on her allowance and gives her an ultimatum: Spend the winter as manager of the Evergreen Resort and Spa and show him it can turn a profit. Only then will he reconsider her future (and her inheritance).

A chance encounter in the woods is filled with chemistry and promise, and though neither Olivia nor Hayley is looking for love, they both feel the possibility. Until they get to work….



by Harper Bliss
narrated by Laura Jennings

True love deserves a second chance.

Leigh Sterling and Jodie Whitehouse share a passionate connection. Unfortunately, their differing visions of the future force them apart. Life goes on, but their attempts at other relationships fail to measure up to the love they once shared.

When they see each other again after more than a decade apart, they realize they may be soulmates. Can they ever find their way back to one another?

If you enjoy passionate romance that brings the heat, don’t miss this scorching story of second chance by chart-topper Harper Bliss.




LWW 34: How Long Does It Take To Write A Book?

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