New Lesfic Goodies: July 24th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases, Lesbian Book Bingo, and news.

 

NEW BOOKS

 

GREENGAGE PLOTS
by Emma Sterner-Radley

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romantic Comedy

Two women. One plot. Six thousand interfering islanders.

Katherine “Kit” Sorel is new to the cosy but quirky island of Greengage. When she tries to use her talents for plotting to help a friend, she soon discovers that on this British island—anything can happen.

Kittens can race, fruit can be sexy, wheelbarrows can be menacing, and straight women might not be so straight after all.

In the end, Kit needs to solve the problems of those around her while finding her home. She’s certainly not looking for love. But is it looking for her?

Escape everyday life, take a trip to a British cosy island by picking up a copy of Greengage Plots.

If you like cosy, feel-good romcoms, you’ll fall in love with Greengage Plots.

 

ARIANA
by Emma Nichols

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

On the back of an unhappy marriage and bitter divorce, stressed out Ariana Carter-Cruz, returns to the remote Greek island of Sakros, to claim the estate of her late grandmother, Sophia. A straightforward affair – go there, sell the house, get out – and start a new life with her daughter. What she didn’t factor into her plans was that stunning, local taverna owner and harbour master, Nikki Kefalas would still be living on the island.

As past lovers collide and young love blossoms, Ariana’s preconceived plan stands to threaten everything she holds dear and destroy the island’s unspoilt, idyllic way of life. But Sophia had plans of her own before her death. Will she succeed in reconnecting her granddaughter’s heart to what truly matters in life?

 

ALWAYS YOU
Amber Hills: Book 2
by Jade Winters

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Nikki and Jo are back!

With Christmas fast approaching at Amber Hills, Nikki and Jo are looking forward to a nice peaceful time together. That is until guests Rebecca and Genevieve (characters from the best selling novel ‘143’) arrive, bringing a whole host of drama with them.

Nikki is determined to get to the bottom of their unusual behaviour, but will she find out more than she’s bargained for?
Although Always You has recurring characters, it can also be read as a standalone novel.

 

AN UNEXPECTED LESSON
The Unexpected: Book 1
by Sophie Walker

Romance

April Fields is an awkward twenty year old, who, up until recently travelled the world with her mum. After the tragic death of her dad, the two fly back to England where they discover they’ve been left his entire estate.

April’s mum decides it’s time for her daughter to have more stability and April is quickly thrown into the world of university – A foreign world filled with studying, alcohol and relationships. Here she meets her Biology tutor, Rachel Carter, and the two form a close friendship. After a drunk kiss between the two women, April struggles to come to terms with her sexuality, having never thought of women in that way. The two embark on a confusing journey to discover their feelings and try to find a way to be together.

The book attempts to deal with discovering your sexuality and coming out to friends and family in an uplifting way.

 

ESCAPE & FREEDOM
by Claire Highton-Stevenson

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Two women escaping their own demons. One stuck in the past, the other a very real present.

Lucy Owens’ life was irrevocably changed in a matter of seconds. Life as she knew it was over in the blink of an eye. Moving away from all that she knew, Lucy now lives a solitary life in her cabin on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Filled with guilt and pain, she keeps herself to herself, and for years she manages to avoid immersing back into society.

Nicole Granger has three small children to worry about. Always looking over her shoulder, they arrive at the lake with very little to call their own. Haunted by years of physical abuse, she longs to belong again, to bring normality to her girls’ lives for the first time.

Both women are pulled towards one another in an attraction that could bring both of them their freedom.

 

THE SUMMERS WE LOST
by Helen Blacksmith

 

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Two girls. Two different worlds. 8 summers of friendship. 1 summer of teenage love. Torn apart by whispers and fear. Reunited 30 years later. Is it too late? Or will what was meant to be find away?

 

 

CHANGING SEASONS
by BJ Phillips

Romance

In Book 3 of the Seasons Series, there’s trouble in paradise. Kelly Bradley and Andi Wainwright live together in Florida but haven’t yet said those three little words to each other. Andi’s aunt, Elise Wainwright, and Kelly’s friend, Lauren Prescott, both in their mid-sixties, are now a couple in many ways except one. Elise is afraid they’re too old for more than good night kisses and cuddling.

Romance novelist Shawn Richards and her wife Carrie Alexander are now a solid married couple and want to see their friends as happy as they are. Unlike the endings in Shawn’s novels, though, maybe there can’t be a ‘happy ever after’ for everyone, after all.

 

ONE LITTLE BIT
Addy and Karen Series: Book 3
by Tey Holden

Romance

When against her better judgment Karen agrees to have a baby, it’s Addy who goes through nine months of intense labor. The little one is adorable and turns the womens’ lives upside down. Trouble looms when Karen’s family, as a way to get the family estate, file for the baby’s custody claiming that the women are unfit mothers because they are lesbians.

 

 

ALL THE WAY HOME
by Nancy Ann Healy

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Fiction

When two bicycles collide at the end of a driveway in 1993, three lives are changed forever.

Katelyn (Kat) Summers’ family has just moved to Webster, Massachusetts. It’s the day before her twelfth birthday, and all Katelyn wants to do is go back home to Pennsylvania. That is until a ten-year-old boy named Neil Masters crashes into her bicycle. When Katelyn looks up from her position on the ground, she finds a hand stretched out to greet her. As she’s pulled to her feet, Katelyn meets with the inquisitive gaze of Sarah Masters. Within minutes, Katelyn will never think of any other place as home again.

Best friends from the moment they meet, Katelyn and Sarah are inseparable. Looking in, they have an idyllic life in a quaint New England community. But, life is not always as simple and charming as it seems. It’s messy. As the pair of friends grow, so do their feelings—Sarah’s for Katelyn, and Katelyn’s for Sarah’s brother, Neil.

Sarah has spent her life loving Kat at a distance. Once her best friend, Kat has now become Sarah’s sister-in-law. While Sarah struggles to let go of Kat, Kat yearns to hold onto Sarah’s presence in her life. Through ups and downs, hopes and dreams, celebrations and disappointments, Katelyn and Sarah struggle to maintain the bond they formed in childhood.

There are lessons in everything; in the paths taken, and the paths left behind. An unexpected fork in Kat’s road will challenge their entire family. Time has a way of revealing the truth. If you are willing to listen, and to speak it, life has a way of leading you All the Way Home.

 

GRAVE DELIGHTS
by Victoria Cerises

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Paranormal Romance

While a centuries-long war rages on between lycans and vampires, headstrong and bold lycan Veruca is still haunted by the death of the love of her life at the hands of a malicious vampire coven. Now, Veruca must battle with the fact that her once pious and gentle lover, Leda, is now a cruel and unforgiving vampire. Can the love they shared as humans withstand hundreds of years and thousands of deaths? Or will their love be a forgotten memory?

 

THE LADY AND THE THIEF
Deceived: Book 5
by Megan Derr

Fantasy

Adeline has been at the mercy of others her entire life: the aunt and uncle who constantly remind her she should be grateful they took her in after her parents died of a tragic illness. Her guardian in the city who constantly reminds her that she should be grateful they’re giving her a coming of age in the city. The suitors who make it clear she should be grateful they’re lowering themselves to even consider her.

The only person who’s ever made her feel wanted was Lisette, the maid she once fell in love with. The maid who fled in the night with stolen goods, including the pearls that were all Adeline had left of her mother.

Then, while at yet another ball where she feels alone, out of place, and trapped between choosing happiness or doing what’s expected of her, Adeline encounters the beautiful Lady Wisteria—whom Adeline knows better as the maid Lisette…

 

BAKER THIEF
by Claudie Arsenault

Fantasy

Adèle has only one goal: catch the purple-haired thief who broke into her home and stole her exocore, thus proving herself to her new police team. Little does she know, her thief is also the local baker.

Claire owns the Croissant-toi, but while her days are filled with pastries and customers, her nights are dedicated to stealing exocores. These new red gems are heralded as the energy of the future, but she knows the truth: they are made of witches’ souls.

When her twin—a powerful witch and prime exocore material—disappears, Claire redoubles in her efforts to investigate. She keeps running into Adèle, however, and whether or not she can save her sister might depend on their conflicted, unstable, but deepening relationship.

Baker Thief features a bigender protagonist who alternates between male and female throughout the story.

 

WARRIOR CLASS: SKY CUTTER
by S.L. Kassidy

Historical Romance

In the world of Prime, the Roshan Empire has spread from the East, conquering all before them. Led by one of the Empire’s deadliest warriors, Queen Ashni, the Roshan are now set to take the West, starting with King Dorian’s city-state. King Dorian needs time to mount a proper defense against the mighty army. How does he get the time? He sends them his daughter, Princess Nakia, as a goodwill hostage. Princess Nakia has to learn to survive among people she has heard are barbarians.

 

 

MISSION COMPROMISED
by Graysen Morgen

Action & Adventure / Thriller / Romance

Natalia Moreno is thrilled when she arrives in Fiji for a relaxing vacation. However, she soon discovers the overwater bungalow she’s staying in has been double booked for the entire stay, and the resort is full. Annoyed and frustrated, she has no other choice but to share her hut with a stranger.

Christian Garnier is sent to Fiji for what she refers to as a working vacation, until she finds out she has an ornery roommate for the next two weeks who is dead set on making her job twice as hard.

Soon, all hell breaks loose and the two women are sent around the world on a wild goose chase.

 

THE FALLS CITY FIVE
by Sarah Markel

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Crime

Life is going well for two of the FBI’s most accomplished Agents. Agent Max Prescott is well-respected in her field, with a stellar reputation and six years of service under her belt. Agent Dani Prescott’s reputation is almost on par with her wife’s, although she’s only been with the agency for a few years. Despite their Superior’s concerns about having married couples work the same assignments, Max and Dani have proven themselves as an elite team.

When five teenage girls go missing from a small Oregon community, Max and Dani are called in for an undercover operation like none they’ve executed before. The devoted couple has portrayed themselves as everything from sisters to rivals, but this case is different. This time, they’ll be passing themselves off as mother and daughter.

While Max finds herself teaching, and studying, a High School English class, Dani is chosen to join the students. Parading around with a bunch of seventeen-year-old’s is not how Dani envisioned spending her first wedding anniversary. Within days of their private celebration, a girl she’s befriended becomes the sixth to go missing. Determined to find, and stop, whomever is responsible for the disappearances, Dani delves into the strange world of teenagers.

Will Max and Dani be able to locate the missing girls and return them to safety? Or, will Dani become the seventh victim of a diabolical mastermind, hell-bent on purging the town of the sins of youth?

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

BEOWULF FOR CRETINS
by Ann McMan
narrated by Christine Williams

English professor and aspiring novelist, Grace Warner spends her days teaching four sections of “Beowulf for Cretins” to bored and disinterested students at one of New England’s “hidden ivy” colleges. Not long after she is dumped by her longtime girlfriend, Grace meets the engaging and mysterious Abbie on a cross-country flight. Sparks fly on and off the plane as the two strangers give in to one night of reckless passion with no strings attached, and no contact information exchanged.

Back home at St. Albans, the college rocks Grace’s world when it announces the appointment of a new president, the first woman in its 165-year history. Cue Abbie—and cue Grace’s collision course with a neurotic dog named Grendel, a fractious rival for tenure, and a woman called Ochre, in what very well might be Grace’s last real shot at happiness.

This full-length novel reimagines and expands on the short story, “Falling From Grace,” which was originally published in the award-winning story collection, Sidecar by Ann McMan.

 

THE CURVY SIDE OF LIFE
by Suzie Carr
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

With her divorce finally behind her, Faith Miller is ready to move forward. And then, life tosses her a few unavoidable curveballs. Before long, she finds herself traveling down to her sister’s house on the coast of Rhode Island with her seven-year old daughter. What she hoped might be a reflective time for her turns into a whirlwind adventure, thanks to her sister’s live in in-laws and the gorgeous pet and house-sitting neighbor, Candace. Candace is sexy and fun, and pulls on Faith’s heart. Faith, trying to stay focused and get her life back on track, attempts to ignore her growing feelings for Candace to no avail. What starts out as a casual and steamy interlude evolves into something more serious. Will Faith decide her heart is better closed off from potential heartbreak or will she open it back up again to see what this new love has to offer?

 

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Guest Post: Calling Home by Jen Silver

Now for today’s guest.

Affinity Rainbow author Jen Silver is here to chat about her latest novel

Please welcome Jen Silver.

 

Calling Home

The working title for this book was ‘The Lonely Vet’ and the main idea to start with was to concentrate on her journey to finding romance. However, I soon realised that this was likely to be a very short story.

As I started to think about how the character, Galen, was going to turn her life around, I decided she was going to have to do something fairly drastic. So she leaves her vet’s practice in the hands of a locum and takes a job at a writers’ retreat. Her main job will be gardening and being on hand to provide sporting activities as required by the guests. The retreat is on an island in a lake, so there are opportunities for sailing, swimming, and fishing. Galen is also a longbow archer and brings her equipment to the island.

The concept of setting the main part of the story on an island was influenced greatly by my love of the Swallows and Amazons stories I read as a child and still re-read occasionally. Although based on a Lake District-type location, the island in the story is entirely fictional and I placed it somewhere in the Yorkshire Dales.

Galen has managed to reach the age of forty without having a sexual relationship with anyone, male or female. She is, therefore, puzzled by the unusual feelings stirred up when she starts working with the retreat’s general manager, Berry.

In this excerpt, Galen and Berry finally act on their mutual attraction.

 

Excerpt:

Galen collected her archery equipment and set off for the range. Although she wanted to hurry to get there before Berry, she made herself walk slowly. No point in working up a sweat, replacing the one she had just washed off.

She set up both bows in case Berry wanted to have another go. Berry arrived just after she had shot her first three arrows. Perhaps aware of her impending approach, Galen felt her concentration was off and the result had been disappointing. Two arrows in the blue ring, and one slightly better in the red.

Berry was holding a Booths carrier bag in one hand and a picnic rug in the other.

“Might as well dine in comfort,” she said, putting both items down behind Galen’s backpack.

“Um, do you want to shoot first and then eat, or…” Galen felt her nervousness returning.

“Or, what?” Berry stepped in close to her.

There was no mistaking the spark in her eyes. Galen let her instincts take over and bent her head to kiss Berry’s inviting lips. This time the tug of their mutual desire left no room for hesitation. When Berry’s lips parted, Galen knew it was an invitation to explore with her tongue. The sensations coursing through her body were startling in their intensity. Even with no experience to draw on, this felt so right…like coming home. The movement of Berry’s body against hers was intoxicating, and the sudden onrush of warmth between her legs, added another dimension to their connection.

When they had to stop for air, Berry whispered, “Let’s get more comfortable.”

She slipped out of Galen’s embrace and reached for the rug. Galen helped her spread it out on a flat piece of ground. Berry lay down and patted the space next to her. Uncertainty swept through Galen’s mind. Her body wanted whatever was going to happen next, but her brain hadn’t caught up. She slowly lowered herself onto the blanket, lying flat, staring up at the patches of blue sky above the treetops.

Berry raised herself on one elbow and looked at her.

“I’m sorry. I’m a complete novice. I don’t know what to do.”

“I don’t have that much experience myself.” Berry was smiling but her eyes were serious. “If I do anything you don’t like, just tell me to stop, and I will.” She leaned forward and kissed her again.

Galen felt her body slowly relax as she enjoyed the contact once more. After a few minutes, Berry tentatively slid a hand under her shirt. Just that light touch sent a jolt of desire through her. When Berry’s hand cupped her breast, Galen moaned.

“This would be easier if we took our clothes off. Are you okay with that?”

Powerless to speak, Galen nodded. She sat up to remove her shirt and bra, then wriggled out of her shorts.

I hope readers will enjoy the romantic elements of the story as well as the mystery that emerges.

 

CALLING HOME
by Jen Silver

Romance

Sarah Frost enjoys her dream job as director of the Frost Foundation making her home at one of their writers’ retreats, The Lodge on the Lake. The general manager of The Lodge is Berry Fields, an old childhood friend.

Galen Thomas arrives at the island to fill the post of handy person, taking an extended break from her vet’s practice to help her decide how to shape her future life and career.

When the next group of writers arrives for their two-week retreat, along with Sarah’s grandmother, tensions start to surface. Magda Frost doesn’t approve of the appointment of the “vet” and still questions Sarah’s decision to hire Berry.

The island idyll is soon undermined by the revelation of events from forty years earlier, threatening the lives and loves of Sarah, Berry, and Galen. Calling home and what they now call home—all are affected by the disturbing legacy from the past.

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

 

After retiring from full time work, Jen thought she would spend her days playing golf, shooting arrows, reading, and enjoying quality time with her wife (not necessarily in that order). Instead, she started writing and had her debut novel, Starting Over, published by Affinity Rainbow Publications in 2014. Jen now has eight published novels to her name, a number of short stories, and not as much time as she thought for other activities. For the characters in Jen’s stories, life definitely begins at forty, and older, as they continue to discover and enjoy their appetites for adventure and romance.

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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New Lesfic Goodies: July 17th Edition

Here are the latest book releases.

NEW BOOKS

LOVE AT LAST CALL
by M. Ullrich

Romance

Lauren Daly is fed up with her dead-end job, frustrating roommates, and unhealthy love life. She escapes to The Dollhouse, New Jersey’s hottest lesbian bar, where disappearing in a crowd of gorgeous women is exactly what she needs at the end of the day. But when the owner, Berit Matthews, approaches her for a casual hookup, Lauren pushes her away, knowing better than to put her heart on the line for a playgirl.

Berit loves her bar, her life, and the casual connections she has with the women around her. She can’t help her simmering attraction for Lauren, though, and Lauren’s rejection challenges her to prove she’s capable of friendship, kindness, and even matchmaking. Berit’s efforts draw them closer than either expected, but when The Dollhouse is threatened, they’re forced to fight for their sanctuary and their newfound love.

Bold Strokes / Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS

 

TAKE A CHANCE
A Pine Cone Romance
by D. Jackson Leigh

Romance

Veterinarian Trip Beaumont likes being a big fish in a small pond. There’s hardly an animal she can’t heal or a woman she can’t charm within fifty miles of Pine Cone, Georgia―except for the irritating and elusive new cop who keeps leaving parking tickets on her truck.

Officer Jamie Grant has never liked rule breakers, but she’s especially incensed when she discovers Trip owns the truck that is constantly parked illegally. She’s searched carefully for a quiet, eclectic community to settle down with her drug-sniffing―albeit gastric-challenged―canine partner, Petunia. Instead, she finds herself on a collision course with the woman who stole her college girlfriend and broke her heart after an ill-conceived threesome.

Bold Strokes / Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS

 

LANDING ZONE
by Erin Dutton

Romance

Former U.S. Army pilot Lauren Henley and police training instructor Kim “Monty” Montgomery share a love of country, a sense of duty, and grief for a woman who left them too soon. That the woman they lost was a friend to one and a lover to the other should at least give Kim and Lauren something on which to build a friendship. But from the moment they met, they’ve been at odds.

When Lauren gets a job at the same police department as Kim, they are forced to at least fake professional respect. Eventually, respect and begrudging attraction turns to affection, then something deeper.

Bold Strokes / Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS

 

TEMPORARY GIRL
by Robin Alexander

Romance

Jodi Chenault has a lot of things going for her; she has a successful business, looks, and intelligence. And she’s a master flirt. She has no problem meeting women or getting dates. She just can’t hold on to any of the women she goes out with. It’s not because she’s unlikeable, she simply can’t handle commitment.

Val Mason is hoping to find the right woman to build a life with. At her best friend’s weeklong pre-wedding party, she meets one who appears to have potential, and she’s hooked. The only problem is, she’s unknowingly hanging her hopes on the Temporary Girl.

Robin Alexander has mixed up a summertime cocktail. The ingredients are friendship, secrets, family, friends, love, and a double shot of humor.

Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS

 

LOVE WALKED INTO THE LANTERN
Chicago Series: Book 3
by Nicole Pyland

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Summer Taft is a twenty-seven-year-old billionaire, who founded a tech startup with her brother while she was still in college. As that company’s CEO, she feels stuck and underappreciated. She also has to take care of the company while her brother goes off exploring the world, leaving her holding the bag. The company recently opened an office in Chicago, where Summer has met some new friends. As Summer decides to uproot her life and make the move to Chicago, she meets Lena.

Lena Tanner has had no luck in her love life after divorcing her husband of several years before, after finally admitting to herself that she was gay. Lena had been exploring and having fun in the new life she’d made for herself. But now she’s ready to find the one and settle down. After a blind date gone wrong, she ends up at The Lantern where she spots her group of expanding friends and a newcomer.

Lena had never been brave in her personal life. And Summer has difficulty making decisions, small and large. The two women settle into a quick friendship that turns more flirtatious, but is either ready to dive right into something new that could be lasting?

Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS

 

UPSTAGED!
An Anthology of Women Who Love Women in Performing Arts

Edited by AM Leibowitz

Romance

Everything from actual plays to space operas to period pieces to contemporary romance. These talented storytellers captured womanhood, and women on stage and screen, in all their beautiful, wonderful glory. There are erotic and sensual tales, gender non-conformity, trans women, lesbians and bisexuals, politics, falling in love, parenting, youthful crushes, opera, toe-tapping musical numbers.

Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS

 

HOLDING THEIR PLACE
by Kelly Wacker

Historical Romance

It’s 1916 and the end of World War I seems nowhere in sight. Dr. Helen Connery, a reserved British doctor at a field hospital in northern France, knows that a woman surgeon is as good as any man. Working tirelessly to save the lives and limbs of soldiers brought to her from brutal battlefields, she finds herself unexpectedly attracted to a vivacious and enigmatic volunteer ambulance driver. Julia March awakens feelings Helen thought she’d buried long ago. When they are offered a four-day stay by the ocean, a private reprieve from the war provides an opportunity for sexual awakening.

Together Helen and Julia discover that goodness, love, and passion can be found in the most unlikely and even dangerous places.

Bold Strokes / Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS

 

EXPOSED
by MJ Williamz

Romance / Erotica

Animal Control Officer Randi Hansen was blindsided when her girlfriend left her for a smooth operator. Determined to keep her heart safe, she never takes home the same woman twice. A recent transplant from San Francisco, Eleanor Bremer’s struggling to make a life for herself in small-town Florida. She’s determined not to risk her teaching position, and fears coming out in a town much more conservative than she is used to.

When Randi rescues Eleanor from a rogue alligator sneaking into her backyard, she’s immediately drawn to the beautiful damsel in distress. But she refuses to live in secret. Eleanor must decide what matters most or lose her chance at love.

Bold Strokes / Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS

 

THE OUTCASTS
by Alexa Black

Erotica / Speculative Fiction

Sue Jones is a spacebus driver from a nowhere colony. Yearning for adventure, she pilots a shuttle into uncharted regions―and crash-lands in a harsh world. Kara is an alien whose people are Outcasts who have been banished to this world and survive in Rings above the storm-swept surface.

When Kara rescues her and brings her to the Rings, Sue soon learns that the Outcasts believe humans belong on the surface. As Sue discovers her protector’s secrets, Kara struggles to keep Sue safe and her own feelings at bay. Can love bridge the gap between worlds and heal the deepest of wounds?

Bold Strokes / Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS

 

FORCE OF FIRE
Toujours A Vous
Genesis Clan: Book 3
by Ali Vali

Paranormal & Urban Fantasy / Romance

Immortals Kendal and Piper welcome their new child and celebrate the defeat of an old enemy by returning to their home outside New Orleans. The last battle was hard but promises to bring peace to their lives for years to come. Now Piper wants to expand her power as a seer and hear Kendal’s history while they enjoy a normal life.

In the deep jungles of Costa Rica, far from the watchful eyes of Rolla and the Genesis Clan, the priests of the ancient order of Fuego have found the tablets that will allow them to finish the incantations that will awaken their greatest treasures. Some of the Fuego members believe the old stories were pure fiction, but Alejandro Garza’s family are true believers.

Far from the peace they’d hoped for, Kendal and Piper are forced into action to reach Garza and his followers before he awakens the army of dragons that sleep forgotten in the rain forests.

Bold Strokes / Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS

 

SHADOW OF THE PHOENIX
by Rebecca Harwell

Fantasy Romance

Nadya and Shay have built a quiet life together away from the island city-state of Storm’s Quarry and their outlaw vigilante identities, the Iron Phoenix and the Shadow Dragon. When that idyllic life is shattered by the arrival of desperate news from home, Nadya and Shay make the difficult choice to return to Storm’s Quarry.

They find Storm’s Quarry razed, the blood of the Duke drenching its stone, and the fragile peace with the powerful Kingdom of Wintercress destroyed. With their home in need of its masked protectors once more, Nadya and Shay join the resistance, infiltrate enemy lines, and seek the aid of an old foe in a mad plan to save the city that endangers both their lives and their future together. But in the final battle for the fate of Storm’s Quarry, even their powers may not be enough.

Bold Strokes / Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS

 

PLEASURE CRUISE
by Yolanda Wallace

Intrigue & Thriller / Romance

Spencer Collins lives life virtually, keeping the real world―and everyone in it―at a distance. When she’s given a chance to spend a week surrounded by sun, sand, and hundreds of women on a lesbian cruise, she has the opportunity to venture outside her comfort zone. If, that is, she can muster the courage.

When Amy Donovan is named cruise director for a trip to the Caribbean, her mission is twofold: keep her scandal-plagued company’s reputation afloat and her hands off the passengers. Both prove problematic when she’s blindsided by her attraction to the sweet and adorably shy Spencer, only to discover a stranger’s quest for revenge threatens to turn their dream trip into a nightmare.

Sailing the high seas might turn the tide of romance their way, if the killer doesn’t get there first.

Bold Strokes / Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS

 

RUNNING OFF RADAR
A Maji Rios Novel: Book 2
by MB Austin

Intrigue & Thriller / Romance

Covert operator Maji Rios’s best friend was right: she was an idiot to break up with Professor Rose diStephano, even for the best reasons. When Rose offers her a week of R&R in Sitka, Alaska, she’s ready to let Rose decide if a relationship is worth the danger. But her plans to win Rose back are interrupted when work intrudes, and duty calls Maji to help a SEAL team stop a Russian mobster from harvesting gold from the bottom of Sitka Sound.

Rose knows Maji pushed her away to protect her. And she may forgive her, depending on how their week in Sitka goes. But when Maji is called into action on vacation, Rose realizes their love puts Maji in danger, too. Is that a choice she can live with?

Bold Strokes / Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS


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14th Annual Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) Award Winners Announced

14th Annual Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) Award Winners Announced

Winners Include: Dorothy Allison and Elana Dykewomon.

LAS VEGAS, NV – On Saturday, July 7, 2018, the Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS), the nation’s only lesbian literary organization whose mission is education and the promotion and recognition of lesbian literature, announced the winners of the 14th Annual Literary Awards on the final evening of their week-long lesbian literary conference. Pam Stewart, Chair of GLAAD’s Board of Directors, emceed the ceremony at Bally’s Hotel Las Vegas, where over 350 attendees and sponsors celebrated lesbian literature across all genres.

Author R.J. Samuel received the Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award for An Outsider Inside. Ann Bannon is the author of a series of five lesbian pulp novels known as “The Beebo Brinker Chronicles.” Written from 1957 to 1962, the books were bestsellers when they were first released, and have had remarkable longevity, especially for genre fiction. They have been published in five different editions and in several languages and are often taught in women’s studies and LGBT studies courses. Ann was the winner of the first GCLS Trailblazer Award in 2005.

Ann McMan

Ann McMan for An Outsider Inside received the Tee Corine Award for Outstanding Cover Design, which sets a professional bar for the look of lesbian books. The award provides recognition for artistic work that contributes to the promotion of a quality product, and honors cover designs that create a beautiful representation of the story and put a professional face on the lesbian genre. Tee Corinne was a photographer, author, and editor notable for the portrayal of sexuality in her artwork. This award is named after her to honor a trailblazer for lesbian visibility and give the award prestige with those who recognize how daring she was in her art and quest to make lesbians visible to the world.

Judy Comella was honored with the Directors’ Award. The GCLS Directors’ Award is presented to a single GCLS member in recognition of contributions made to the Golden Crown Literary Society during the past year and/or to the ongoing mission of the organization over a longer period of time. Comella has volunteered with GCLS since 2014, working as the organization’s conference manager. Mary Phillips, executive director of GCLS said of Comella, “She works tirelessly as the Conference Manager, keeping all wheels in motion, and spends endless hours all year long working behind the scenes.”

Elana Dykewomon received the Lee Lynch Classic Award for Riverfinger Women, presented by Lee Lynch. The Award specifically recognizes books that convey meaningful lesbian experiences with influential historical value to the lesbian community, recognizing that individual perceptions of classics will differ. Lee Lynch started writing lesbian fiction and non-fiction in the 1960s when she was a frequent contributor to The Ladder, the only lesbian publication at the time. Since then she has published novels and essays, her stories have appeared in a number of anthologies, and she has written reviews and feature articles for The Lambda Book Report and many other publications. Lee’s syndicated column, “The Amazon Trail,” has been running in papers across the country since 1986. Lee’s book, The Swashbuckler, was the first winner of this award in 2012, and the award is named after her.

Lynch said of Dykewomon, “Elena’s characters travel the world. She encouraged us to live our true stories. She’s practically a myth herself now. Riverfinger Women is utterly lesbian. The books language is wall to wall poetry. This powerhouse of a writer wrote lesbian truths.”

In her acceptance, Dykewomon said, “it’s an honored indeed to be valued by your peers. I have always been a lesbian since I fell in love with my nursery school bus driver. At twenty-one, I decided to write a lesbian novel with a happy ending. It’s not novel, but it was at the time.”

Dorothy Allison received the GCLS Trailblazer Award, presented by author Karin Kallmaker. Kallmaker said of Allison, “She is for me the original firebrand. She didn’t write for approval, she wrote to survive. She is a firebrand, truthteller, and trailblazer.”

Allison describes herself as a feminist and working class storyteller who writes to change the world. She’s a National Book Award Finalist, bestselling author with many awards. The Trailblazer Award is granted for a lifetime achievement and is presented each year to a single author in recognition of the contributions made to the field of lesbian literature. The author must have published a significant body of work over a period of at least 20 years and written lesbian-themed works that have had a positive impact upon the growth and visibility of the field of lesbian literature.

Allison said in her remarks, “I regret that I will not live long enough to bring this country to account. I am what you get when you educate the working class. I am what you get when you model justice but do not deliver it. Let yourself accept being appreciated. It’s very hard for someone like me. I’m a nasty piece of work.”

The GCLS Literary Awards focus solely on lesbian content. Content in all categories must include significant lesbian characters and/or themes and meet one of the following criteria: (1) the main character identifies as a lesbian; (2) the main character is or ends up in a lesbian relationship; or (3) the theme or plot deals with lesbian issues or lesbian life.

“Did you know that the GCLS Literary Awards Program,” said executive director Mary Phillips, “is the only awards program in the nation that recognizes the best in lesbian literature? We are truly a community of like-minded women who come together every year to discuss books about women loving women. I’m deeply grateful to work with a team of dedicated and talented volunteer Board and committee members who are helping to grow GCLS and share our mission with more and more women every year.”

Sponsors for the 14th Annual GCLS Conference included: Lynne Pierce, LesFic Unbound, Bywater Books, Bella Books, Sandy Thornton, Georgia Beers, Melissa Brayden, A.L. Brooks, Bold Strokes Books, Badger Bliss Books, Cheryl Pletcher and Lynn Ames, Sapphire Books, Rosa Moran, and Regal Crest.

14th Annual Golden Crown Literary Society Award Winners

Debut Author Awards: Bend by Nancy J. Hedin, Frame by Frame by C.J. Murphy, Marriage of a Thousand Lies by S.J. Sindu, and The Road to Wings by Julie Tizard

Anthology/Collections (Fiction): Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices from the Gay Bars By S. Renée Bess and Lee Lynch (Story Collectors)

S. Renee Bess and Lee Lynch

Non-Fiction: Grief Map by Sarah Hahn Campbell

Contemporary Romance Short: Bait and Switch by Blythe H. Warren, Echo Point by Virginia Hale, and Unexpected by Jenny Frame

Blythe H. Warren

Contemporary Romance Mid-Length: Night Voice by C.F. Frizzell, Right Here, Right Now by Georgia Beers, Sidebar by Carsen Taite, and The Butterfly Whisperer by Lisa Moreau

Georgia Beers

Contemporary Romance Long: Perfect Rhythm by Jae, Vacationland by Susan X. Meagher, and Who’d Have Thought by G. Benson

Erotica:  Her Best Friend’s Sister by Meghan O’Brien

General Fiction: Goldenrod by Ann McMan

General Fiction: The Price of Cash by Ashley Bartlett

Historical Fiction: The Sniper’s Kiss by Justine Saracen

Mystery/Thriller: Genuine Gold by Ann Aptaker, Lethal Care by Claire McNab with Katherine V. Forrest

Paranormal/Horror: Little Dip – Garoul Series Book V by Gill McKnight

Poetry: The Girls with Stone Faces by Arleen Paré

Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure: A More Perfect Union by Carsen Taite

Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure: Into Thin Air by Jeannie Levig, Lucy’s Chance by Jackie D.

Science Fiction/Fantasy: Erased by Robbi McCoy, Shattered by Lee Winter, Spark by Catherine Friend

Young Adult: Girls Like Me by Nina Packebush

About the Golden Crown Literary Society

The GCLS was founded in February 2004 to bring authors, readers, and publishers together for the betterment of lesbian literature. The first annual conference was held in 2005 and has continued every year.  Since its inception, the GCLS has grown tremendously, added many programs and services, and become a registered 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is education and the promotion and recognition of lesbian literature.

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New Lesfic Goodies: July 10th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

NEW BOOKS

 

NO GREATER LOVE THAN MINE
by Harper Bliss

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance / Short Read

A Silver Linings Novella

 

Twenty years ago, Angela Hill and Jackie Smith shared a forbidden night of passion, that left Angela heartbroken after Jackie returned to her husband.

When a workplace injury forces Angela into counselling, her path unexpectedly crosses Jackie’s again. Their circumstances may have changed, but has time healed the wounds of the past? And can Angela and Jackie open themselves up to a second chance at love?

Find out in this hot novella full of emotion from best-selling lesbian romance author Harper Bliss.


CONFESSIONS FROM THE HEART
Prequel to the Confessions Series
by T.B. Markinson

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Cori Tisdale fears she’ll never find a woman who loves her for her and not because she has a famous mother and rich uncle.

In an attempt to protect herself, she fills the void in her life with a “friends with benefits” relationship. That is until Cori meets the beautiful and mysterious Kat Finn.

Cori quickly falls for the artist, and not everyone in her life is happy about it. Will Cori be forced to choose between love and friendship?

Confessions from the Heart is a smart and funny prequel to the best-selling lesbian romance series. If you like quirky characters, witty dialogue, and well-crafted prose, then you’ll love T. B. Markinson’s heartfelt series.


MATCH ME
by AJ Adaire

Romance

What do Casey Harrison and Mica Baxter have in common? Apparently pretty much everything. Having known each other since high school, the two peas in a pod, long-time friends and business partners, are a couple in every way but one. That line hasn’t been crossed, due to Casey’s industrial strength walls and set in stone conviction against becoming romantically involved with a friend.

Hilarity ensues as Mica convinces Casey to enter a contest run by a new start up lesbian dating service called Match Me. The prize at stake is a romantic vacation for two on an isolated island near Key West, and Mica wants to win it big time. Casey, feet dragging all the way, finally succumbs to Mica’s pleading and agrees to participate.

It is said that getting there is half the fun. That adage is certainly true about Casey and Mica’s journey to their paradise island. Will the two self-described ‘unluckiest people in the world’, be able to overcome all the obstacles, real and perceived, that stand in the way of their happy ever after? Join Mica and Casey in this romantic comedy, as they struggle with unexpected complications standing in the way of their happiness.


CODE OF CONDUCT
by Cheyenne Blue

Romance

A lesbian romance about breaking all the rules.

Viva Jones was great once. A top ten tennis player with a grand slam trophy to her name, she had the world at her feet. Then an overzealous lineswoman’s bad call knocked her out of the US Open, and a persistent injury crushed her career. While battling to return to the game she loves, a chance meeting with the lineswoman, Gabriela, forces Viva to rethink the past…and the present.

Away from the court, Gabriela is sexy, athletic, and lives for her career as an umpire. She seems to be falling for Viva as hard and fast as Viva is for her. There’s just one problem: players and officials can’t date.


THE DOCTOR IS IN
by B.L. Wilson

Romance

Dr. Rebecca Davis is an OBGYN on a forced vacation due to a sixty-day suspension from her job at a New York City hospital. Aggravated and upset, not only over the issues at work but a failed and complicated relationship, she takes an impulsive trip to a rural town and gets drunk, waking up the next day in an unfamiliar motel room. Here, she meets the motel’s charming and attractive owner, Colleen MacDonald.

Hope Harris is in mourning over her wife’s death, but she is determined to continue managing her farm, taking care of her kids and their growing pains, and living life every day. A sudden accident changes everything and Hope finds it necessary to rely on others to help her. Veronica Saunders, a physical therapist assigned to her, sparks feelings she has not experienced since Hannah’s death.

Rebecca, as she is assisting the local doctor with his caseload, is faced with troubles from the past that threaten her new love, and Hope, recovering from her injuries, is shocked when revelations about her teenaged sons come to light.

Can these two women find love amidst their increasingly tumultuous lives? Are the lovers they choose the “ones”? Find out in The Doctor Is In, River’s Bank, a small town full of big love.

 


BECOMING
by Jourdyn Kelly

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Can a Dominant allow herself to be dominated? Can a woman who defies authority allow herself to submit? Will love come out on top in the end?

You met Rebecca and Cass in Fifty Shades of Pink. Now get Rebecca’s perspective of their first meeting and see her journey to BECOMING Mistress.

Rebecca Cuinn lost control of her life once before, and she spent many years learning how to take it back. As Mistress and owner of an exclusive BDSM club, Rebecca now had control by the balls. She wasn’t about to lose it again by falling in love. Unfortunately, her heart wasn’t playing by Rebecca’s rules. She always was a sucker for androgynous, sexy women. But did the one that threatened to make her break all her rules have to be so young?

Cass Giles defied authority. So, when she was dragged to a BDSM sex club for a bachelorette party, she refused to let go of her judgments and have fun. No way she would submit to someone who’s sole purpose was to hurt you. Just wasn’t her scene. That is until that “scene” included the mysterious Mistress. Now Cass was willingly breaking the rules just for a taste of Mistress’s punishment. But it wasn’t just Mistress she wanted. She wanted the woman underneath the mask. And she would do everything she could to prove they were meant to be.

*Intended for 18+ audience due to mature content.
*This book contains scenes that may be a trigger to some people.
*This book is merely an interpretation of a small part of the BDSM world. It is not intended to be an instructional “how to” book. Nor does it claim to be EVERYONE’S interpretation of the lifestyle.


HOMECOMING
by Marian Snowe and Ruby Grandin

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Scarlett McKennon’s life in the big city is a big flop.

Her cupcake bakery went under, her roommate at her expensive apartment left her high and dry, and her girlfriend just reacted to “I love you” with “No thanks.” Her sophisticated metropolitan dream has crumbled all around her, and the only thing left to do is pull up stakes and return to the small town where she grew up.

What could be worse than limping home in defeat? The minute she steps off the train, Scarlett finds out: her first love, Joan, is waiting there to drive her into town, looking like the picture of sexy confidence. Joan was once a scared, self-conscious girl; now she’s come into her own as a mechanic and soccer coach, and Scarlett can’t help but wonder what might have been.

Carrying on a secret high-school romance in a conservative town was brutal, and Joan hadn’t been able to take the pressure. She broke Scarlett’s heart in exchange for a “normal” life that was doomed from the beginning. Now that Joan’s divorced, fate keeps putting Scarlett in her path. They may have tried to forget each other, but their chemistry is still undeniable.

Both women start to wonder if they might be right for each other after all… But is the spark they both feel enough, or will their shared past prove too painful to overcome? Find out in this new lesbian romance by wife-and-wife authors Marian Snowe and Ruby Grandin!


You, Me, & Eternity
by Sybil Smith

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Follow the heartwarming and inspiring journey of Nora and Leslie as they move through a long, exhilarating life together—one that only true love can bring.

Nora Gallagher and Leslie Werner find each other as young college students and never let go. Nora is a straightforward go-getter with a zest for life as bright as her red hair. Leslie, preparing for her medical residency, is as smart as she is stunning. Their love blossoms throughout the years as they support and push one another to achieve their goals.

While both Nora and Leslie experience success in their careers, they also find fulfillment with each other and the family they begin together. Even through the exhaustion of raising two children, they are still able to find time for one another and remain madly in love.

Nora and Leslie understand that life has many obstacles to throw at them and that the best way through it all is together, hand in hand.


DAISY CROWN
The Flowers: Book 1
by Olivia Lark

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Historical Romance

What is Hazel, a young house-servant, to do when her adored mistress Katherine leaves to marry a man in a distant city? It’s 1870, and she’s been forbidden to go with Katherine as her maid.

She’s not at all sure Katherine loves her the way she loves Katherine, but she has little option but to remain behind in Maylane, the little Midwestern village where the two girls grew up together.

When Katherine returns home, freshly widowed and with two young daughters of her own, Hazel assumes the role of maid again. But is a maid what Katherine wants of her? And can Hazel confine her feelings to a subservient role?

Or can they discover something different and far better than either of them ever dreamed possible, and make it a reality?


CAVALCADE
by K’Anne Meinel

Action & Adventure / Historical Romance

Molly didn’t know what kind of life to expect when she fell in love with Erin Herriot—her schoolmate, her best friend, and a woman. She had been grateful for Erin’s friendship when the bank swindled her after selling her parents’ farm and she was invited to live on Erin’s parents’ farm.

After making the difficult decision to live life as ‘man and wife,’ Molly gladly accepted the challenges before them. Together, they made the decision to sell Erin’s farm and embark on the journey of a lifetime…on the Oregon Trail.
Erin couldn’t give Molly children; however, she could love her forever. But leaving the area where they had both grown up and where everyone knew the women was the only way they could be together without questions about the true nature of their relationship.

Come along on their adventure as two women cross the country, adopt a family, and begin a life that neither had imagined possible growing up in the mid-1800s.


MUSINGS OF A MADWOMAN
by Jazzy Mitchell

SciFi / Paranormal Romance

Three women’s lives interweave as they struggle to navigate life and love. And the effects of a meteorite.

Patricia Steitz, a successful romance writer, is flabbergasted when Rudi Singlewood shows up at one of her book signings and initiates a summer romance. She worries that the fantasies she’s harbored regarding the world-renown Broadway actress may prevent her from accepting who Rudi really is. She relates her fears to her best friend, Marcia Struthers, a successful Manhattan litigator.

Knowing that Patricia has dreamed of Rudi for years, Marcia urges her to give the actress a chance by getting to know who she is behind her public persona. While working a high-profile case, Marcia must confront her resurging feelings for lead opposing counsel, Lexie Yamin, and the appearance of an unrequited love. All is not as it seems, however, as Marcia deals with unexpected physical changes and developing mental abilities after an encounter with a meteorite. Marcia’s not the only one dealing with changes induced by an extraterrestrial rock, though.

Kiernan Connelly, who has received intriguing letters over several months, begins to question her lifestyle. Her casual sexual relationship with Rudi and passable acting career no longer fulfill her. As Kiernan makes changes in her life, she finds herself dealing with the strange reality of being able to hear others’ thoughts. Could it be related to her close encounter with a meteorite?


DARKNESS FALLS
by KC Luck

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance / Apocalypse

If the lights go out forever, can love survive?

When four women from different walks of life are brought together by fate to witness the end of the world as they know it, each must find a way to survive against the odds as well as learn to rely on each other.

Jackie Scott wields incredible influence as a magazine executive in Seattle. As she plans a smashing party for her fortieth birthday, everything is precisely as she wants it. But when a solar storm lights up the night sky in a dazzling display, it not only ruins the party but destroys power around the planet and Jackie must turn for help from the one woman she has tried so hard not to want … Taylor.

Taylor Barnes is an Army veteran new to Seattle and wants nothing more than to find some peace and quiet working as a rent-a-cop in a corporate high-rise. When she is asked to attend the birthday party of the building’s powerful and sexy CEO, she can hardly say no. Little did she realize every skill she ever learned would be put to the test to save the woman she can’t seem to stop thinking about … Jackie.

Anna Patten is a nurse practitioner who has returned one last time to the town she ran away from to pack up the house where she grew up. Trying to avoid any drama, she cannot get away fast enough, or so she tells herself while her heart wonders about her high school crush. When fate lands them together in Seattle at a birthday party, suddenly Anna must lean on the woman she once left behind … Lexi.

Lexi Scott has built a simple life of writing novels and remodeling her farmhouse, but when she runs into a long-lost friend, her world is turned upside down. It’s not until she attends her sister Jackie’s birthday party that she is forced to not only face the apocalypse but now she must decide if she is willing to risk her heart again to save the only woman she ever loved … Anna.

The end of the world is only the beginning.

If you like a story with romance and adventure, mixed with conflict and heroism, then you will love KC Luck’s page-turning new book. Explore the world of “Darkness Falls” today!

Note: This is a full-length, stand-alone novel with a science fiction/end-of-the-world theme, but is significantly more focused on strong female characters in a loving lesbian relationship.


LATE NIGHT AT LUND’S
by Beth Lyons

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Fantasy / LitRPG

A dental hygienist walks into a bar…..

Dental hygienist Isa Chamberlin thought the biggest challenge in her life was getting over a messy breakup, but when she pops into a new neighborhood bar, she finds herself in a different world, one filled with wizards, spells, and monsters. Join Isa as she explores unfamiliar surroundings, uncovers new skills, and learns to level. Magic and monsters, allies and enemies, romance and danger, all of it just on the other side of a simple door.

“Wear these bracers with pride.” The half-orc slid first one bracer and then the other over Isa’s forearms. “Fight with your heart,” he said as he pulled the laces tight. “And come back with a story to tell. That is what an adventurer does.” …….

This novel is part of the growing fantasy sub-genre called LitRPG. Think of it as a novelized role-playing game. The characters have stats and abilities and gear, just like video game characters, and their successes and failures were largely determined by the roll of the dice – the 20-sided variety. If you like games, fantasy, and funny adventure stories, you’ll feel right at home at Lund’s Tavern.


KENNEL CLUB
Underdogs: Book 7
by Geonn Cannon

Mystery

The wolf has been caged. Ariadne Willow has been framed for murder. Upon her arrival at the police station, she’s given a choice: accept GG&M’s offer in exchange for her freedom, or risk going up against GG&M in court. Ari refuses and is sent to prison to await trial. Dale teams up with Ari’s mom and, along with Milo Duncan’s British pack, begins looking for ways to either prove Ari’s innocence or take down Cecily Parrish once and for all.

Trigger warning: Graphic Violence

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

ROOM SERVICE
by Fiona Riley
Narrated by L.W. Salinas

Olivia Dawson is in a personal and creative rut when her interior design team nets a contract that could change everything. Olivia grabs the chance to reignite her passion, to step outside her comfort zone, and to achieve national exposure if she delivers everything the client expects.

Savannah Quinn fled a broken heart and started fresh in a new city, at a new job, without any of her past in the rearview. Her new position as corporate liaison to Olivia and her team is exactly the distraction she’s looking for. She doesn’t have to settle into her empty apartment if she’s never there, right? And she can’t be betrayed if she never asks for forever.

Long days in strange cities bring Olivia and Savannah closer, but keeping their growing attraction separate from their professional relationship feels impossible. When Savannah has to choose between Olivia and her career, she makes a choice that could change both their lives.


 

THE LONDON OF US
by Clare Lydon
narrated by Lucy Price-Lewis

Ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn’t have fallen in love with? Alice Di Santo has it all – everyone says so. Perfect boyfriend, great job, settled home life. But when she meets Rachel Cramer, all that changes. Because Rachel is everything Alice has never considered – and now cannot stop thinking about.

This charming tale of coming out in your 30s sees Alice risk everything to go after what she wants, soon discovering she’s deserving of love – and especially this love, which takes her breath away.

The fourth book in the London Romance Series features favourite characters from the previous three novels, and proves that falling in love is never scripted.

 


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New Lesfic Goodies: July 3rd Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

 

NEW BOOKS

 

THE LONDON OF US
London Romance: Book 4
by Clare Lydon

Also available in audio
Romance

Ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn’t have fallen in love with?

Alice Di Santo has it all – everyone says so. Perfect boyfriend, great job, settled home life. But when she meets Rachel Cramer, all that changes. Because Rachel is everything Alice has never considered – and now cannot stop thinking about.

This charming tale of coming out in your 30s sees Alice risk everything to go after what she wants, soon discovering she’s deserving of love – and especially this love, which takes her breath away.

The fourth book in the London Romance Series features favourite characters from the previous three novels, and proves that falling in love is never scripted.


SARAH’S LOVER
by Saxon Bennett & Layce Gardner

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

All Sarah ever wanted was a good career, a good woman to love, and a good life. She thought she had it all – until her lover threw her out for a younger woman. Now Sarah is hunting for a new place to live. A place where she can start over.

When she finds the perfect house, she has no idea she is about to meet the woman of her dreams.

Kristen fell off a ladder while remodeling her Victorian house and died instantly. She had a lot of unfinished business in life and is destined to roam the rooms of her house, all alone. When Sarah moves in, Kristen is overjoyed for the company. She has been lonely far too long. However, the last thing she expects is to fall in love.

This is a romantic journey of two star-crossed lovers—one woman in the physical world, the other woman in the spiritual world. Can they overcome the great divide to find true love in each other’s arms?


FRENCH SUMMER
by Lise Gold

Romance

Newly divorced and bought out of her company, Nathalie rents a holiday home in the South of France. After years of hard work and a failed marriage in Chicago, she’s looking for some peace and quiet, a place to clear her mind and figure out her future.

Lena loves women, her dog, and landscaping, but that’s about as complicated as it gets. When she meets her new tenant for the summer, it proves hard to stay professional as a caretaker, especially when that tenant turns out to be everything she ever wanted and more.

As time passes and boundaries blur, the moment of goodbye becomes inevitable. Nathalie isn’t looking for a new love, especially not in the form of a woman, and Lena has no desire to get her heart crushed again.

Is it possible to find home in a place you’ve never been? And is it worth the risk, giving up everything for someone you’ve only just met? They say home is where the heart is…


BEOWULF FOR CRETINS
by Ann McMan

Romance

English professor and aspiring novelist, Grace Warner spends her days teaching four sections of “Beowulf for Cretins” to bored and disinterested students at one of New England’s “hidden ivy” colleges. Not long after she is dumped by her longtime girlfriend, Grace meets the engaging and mysterious Abbie on a cross-country flight. Sparks fly on and off the plane as the two strangers give in to one night of reckless passion with no strings attached, and no contact information exchanged.

Back home at St. Albans, the college rocks Grace’s world when it announces the appointment of a new president, the first woman in its 165-year history. Cue Abbie—and cue Grace’s collision course with a neurotic dog named Grendel, a fractious rival for tenure, and a woman called Ochre, in what very well might be Grace’s last real shot at happiness.

This full-length novel reimagines and expands on the short story, “Falling From Grace,” which was originally published in the award-winning story collection, Sidecar by Ann McMan.

 


POP PRINCESS
by Mia Archer

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Two pop princesses. Two very different lives. One incredible tour that will set sparks and rumors flying!

Charlotte:

It’s been a few years since I put the spotlight behind me. My life was good. Quiet. Away from the glamor and the cameras and the gossip. I was content to coast on my fame in the flyover and leave the fast life on the coasts far behind.

Then I got the call. My old manager Mike needed my help. Which was weird since the last time we spoke he was using some shady contract to screw me out of everything.

His new star was in trouble. Something about a stalker and acting out. I knew the life. I could show her the ropes. I could teach her how to be a proper pop princess and not a wild child in the tabloids.

Fuck that. I could use this opportunity for a little revenge, and if I happened to save the new girl from getting screwed over in the process that’s all the better.

Then I met Kortni.

Charismatic. Spoiled. Sexy. Full of herself. Irresistible. The moment I met her I knew this revenge plot was going to be a lot more complicated than I’d imagined!

Kortni:

I loved life in the spotlight. Life was good. I loved the glamor and the cameras and the gossip. I loved the fast life on the coasts that was nothing like growing up in the flyover!

Only being a superstar wasn’t without problems. My only friends are a bunch of rejects from the mouse who are well past their expiration date. My manager Mike is a total asshole and I can’t wait to kick him to the curb after this tour. Not to mention there’s a creepy stalker sending weird love notes to every tour stop.

And now on top of all that Mike’s trying to get one of his former clients to come on for the tour and show me the ropes. Which is Mike speak for trying to keep me under his thumb.

Like hell is that happening.

I’ve heard of Charlotte. A hottie who was the old hotness a few years back. I figured she’d be a washed up has been trying to tell me what to do, but she was nothing like what I expected.

Confident. Cocky. Still sexy as ever, and she totally hates Mike as much as I do. Yeah, this tour just got a lot more complicated!


FAMILY GROWING PAINS
The Dancing Wolf: Book 6
by Amy DeMeritt

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Although Kayla and her wives have experienced some strong negativity within their families for their lifestyle, they have mostly been blessed with a strong support system. Falling in love with and deciding to add Jaime and Symone to the family will cause Kayla and her wives to suffer the loss of family and friends, and Kayla’s career will be compromised.

Having to travel east for a dance performance has everyone on edge because of Symone’s father’s threat to kill Kayla if he ever sees her.

A huge gathering with friends and family to celebrate the birth of their twins will bring new friendships and plans to bring the tribes closer together.

Events and people from the past will resurface, bringing a mixed bag of joy and opportunities, but mostly devastation that will impact the entire family.


NOT FOR SALE
by Cynthia Dane and Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

One not-so-simple renovation project is about to get dirty…

Nobody knows how flip like Reese, a woman with nothing to prove to her family of real estate kings. When her mother’s chronic affliction almost claims her life again, Reese knows that there’s only one way to save her family.

All she needs is a leave of absence from the corporate office in San Francisco and a toolbox full of lesbian stereotypes.

Has fate finally come to rural Oregon?

Kimberly is a mild-mannered property manager who only wants to do her job and go home to her nosy parents…

And fall in love, because a woman can only be untouched for so long!

Reese’s unruly and disruptive renovation projects promise to make Kimberly’s life hell. Too bad she’s enamored with the handywoman from the moment they lock eyes.

The feeling? Absolutely mutual.

Life’s about to get more interesting – and sensual – in a sleepy Oregonian beach town!


NIGHTS IN NORCOAST
Cabin Fever: Book 1
by Sybil Smith

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

A cowgirl and a newcomer— complete strangers in a small town. When they get trapped inside a cabin together for a week, what could possibly go wrong?

April Bauer packed her bags and fled from her abusive ex-husband overnight, only to land in a secluded farming town, Norcoast, without a clue. With the approaching winter weather, no farming skills to speak of, and hardly any money to her name, how the hell was she supposed to survive out here on her own?

Not only that, but her new life felt lonelier than ever. She awoke alone, ate alone, slept alone, and didn’t see that changing anytime soon. How could it? Her heart needed as much mending as her drafty cabin, and that was saying something.

Danny Irving, professional cowgirl and heartbreaker extraordinaire, wanted more out of life. She was tired of manning her parents’ farm day in and day out with nothing to show for it. When was she going to find her happy ending? The woman of her dreams?

All she had was a handful of men drooling over her, a broken plow, and a bedroom she shared with two of her siblings. At twenty-four, she expected more than this monotonous existence she’d been living.

But when her father sends her over to a neighbor’s house before the oncoming storm, she never anticipated what would happen next.


ABOMINATION

An Alveya Tera Novelette
The Blue Moon Series, Book 1.5
by Destiny Hawkins


Available in Kindle Unlimited
Paranormal Romance

Her master made sure that she knew what she was. Even after his death…

It had been three months since Crystal and Alveya were saved from the Krystal Tooths, and even though they were saved, Alveya still felt locked in a cage. After being rejected her entire life, she didn’t know how to be a part of a family, and worst of all, she was losing control of her beast.

Dive into Alveya’s mind and experience her point of view as the darkness begins to swallow her whole. Will she be able to hold on or completely lose herself?

Content Advisory: The following book contains vivid depictions of violence. Reader discretion is advised.


A PRAIRIE LOVE
The Ashland Witches: Book 4
by Jea Hawkins

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Paranormal Romance

Some say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but this might be a bit too much for Avery Ryan to handle.

Avery has everything: looks, a prestigious career, and a flawless life. Everything, that is, except somebody to love. While her covenmates think she’s simply too cool and logical for romance, the truth Avery hides is very different.

But there’s no hiding her feelings when Isabelle, the girl who taught her how to love ’em and leave ’em, shows up in Ashland. Suddenly, Avery’s perfect life turns upside down as she struggles to reconcile her feelings for the woman who broke her heart.

With her fellow Ashland Witches happily settled, it seems inevitable that Avery is next to find love. But the witches know better than to take anything for granted, especially where relationships are concerned!

This is the conclusion to the Ashland Witches series, a lightly paranormal contemporary romance series, with leading ladies who just happen to be witches.


THE WOLF DIARIES
by Bridget Essex

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Paranormal Romance

Who said anything about love?

Jadin Fields is a werewolf with a big heart. She loves her work as a dog trainer at a pet store, and she loves spending time with her kid sister. She has such a big heart, in fact, that when a complete (and gorgeous) stranger approaches her out of the blue at a pizza shop and begs her to act like her girlfriend–just for a minute…Jadin actually says yes.

Tess Loranger has long, honey blonde hair, a bewitching smile and is the most attractive woman Jadin has ever set eyes on. She was also just dumped by her fiancee, and is trying, desperately, to show her that Tess can rebound just as fast as she can.

But this is just a one-time thing, right? Just a few minutes in a pizza parlor. Just one, amazing kiss, right in front of Tess’s ex-fiancee…

But then there’s the party. And the wedding. And then Jadin realizes she just might be falling for the woman she’s not supposed to be in love with…

What could possibly go wrong?


GHOST-ISH: LAZARUS
New Sentinels: Book 5
by Erik Schubach

Paranormal Action Romance

A year ago, Cameron Tourvell had a really bad day. The day she was killed in a literal train wreck. The only problem was that she forgot to die. She found out that for her, death was only the beginning.

Hunted by the black site government group, Lazarus, Cameron must avoid capture as she comes to terms with her new reality. Whenever she is injured, she simply loses pieces of herself as they are replaced by a transparent ectoplasm. She realizes that she is no longer a normal maladjusted woman in New York, now she is sort of Ghost-ish.

With the help of other women with extraordinary abilities, Sentinels, she tries to end the threat of Lazarus once and for all, even though she fears if she loses too much of herself, she will cease to be.

Cam and the Raven Maids, Fates, and even a ship’s captain with extraordinary abilities find that old enemies are gathering and everything may not be as it seems.


WAKING THE DREAMER
by K. Aten

Dystopian Science Fiction

By the end of the 21st century, the world had become a harsh place. After decades of natural and man-made catastrophes, nations fell, populations shifted, and seventy percent of the continents became uninhabitable without protective suits. Technological advancement strode forward faster than ever and it was the only thing that kept human society steady through it all. No one could have predicted the discovery of the Dream Walkers. They were people born with the ability to leave their bodies at will, unseen by the waking world. Having the potential to become ultimate spies meant the remaining government regimes wanted to study and control them. The North American government, under the leadership of General Rennet, demanded that all Dream Walkers join the military program. For any that refused to comply, they were hunted down and either brainwashed or killed.

The very first Dream Walker discovered was a five year old girl named Julia. And when the soldiers came for her at the age of twenty, she was already hidden away. A decade later found Julia living a new life under the government’s radar. As a secure tech courier in the capital city of Chicago, she does her job and the rest of her time avoids other people as much as she is able. The moment she agrees to help another fugitive Walker is when everything changes. Now the government wants them both and they’ll stop at nothing to get what they want.

Trigger warning: Violence


 

THYRA’S PROMISE
by Natalie Debrabandere

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Adventure, Action, Epic

897 A.D – in the Highlands of Scotland. Thyra of Asger, wild, tough, and beautiful, has just turned twenty-one. Raised like one of the boys by her older brother Bjarke, she has become a strong and proud Viking warrior. Now, all she wants to do is live a life of adventure and travel. When the moody and violent Bjarke fails to take her seriously, Thyra finds someone else who does. Kari Sturlusson, of the Volsung clan, is older, wiser, and commander-in-chief of her people. Over the course of a magical summer, she becomes Thyra’s mentor, her teacher, and her lover. But the Asger and the Volsung share a bitter and cruel history. Winter will bring with it blood, destruction, and devastating heartache. The end of a cycle, and the beginning of a journey; transformation, and a startling choice to make. In the end, will Thyra’s promise hold true?

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

LIVING TWO LIVES
by Erin Wade
narrated by Victoria Mei

In the literary world, she was flamboyant, sexy-as-hell Darcy Lake wildly successful lesbian author. In the real world she was…well, she was something else entirely.

Jules Divine had nursed a crush on lesbian author Darcy Lake from the first moment she saw the author’s photo. Beautiful, charismatic and elusive, Lake was adored by millions, but known by few. Was she what she appeared to be or a promoter’s ultimate well-crafted success.

Jules weaves her way through the maze of the ruthless literary world to uncover murders and liars. Her life would never be the same after spending a weekend with Darcy Lake.

 


CHOOSING ETERNITY
by Bridget Essex
narrated by Lynn Devereux

Is love forever?

Rose Clyde is irrevocably in love with the alluring vampire Kane Sullivan…but their passionate love affair has seemingly been doomed from the very start.

Once, long ago, Kane made an immortal enemy…and now that enemy has returned and craves revenge. Kane’s love for Rose is her only weakness, and–to exploit it–there is a plot for Rose’s life. If Kane’s enemies have their way, Rose will die at the grandest event of the year: the vampire ball.

But Rose just got Kane back. And she won’t lose her without a fight…

Find out if love is eternal in the passionate, thrilling conclusion to the SULLIVAN VAMPIRES trilogy.

 


DOCTORED
by K’Anne Meinel
narrated by Amelia Patricks

A brilliant child protégée, she dreams of becoming a doctor and a surgeon…and accomplishes her goals. Unfortunately, her youth and round, childlike face work against her. No matter how skilled she becomes, how knowledgeable, the old school, male-dominated medical hierarchy wants to keep her in her place.

Deanna has worked hard to become an expert in her chosen field, but few believe this “child” capable. Specializing in infectious diseases, she travels the world – from the States to Europe to South America – honing her skills before winding up in Africa where her skills are desperately needed.

Meeting a nurse by the name of Madison MacGregor, she finds they share an insatiable curiosity and a love of helping others, but falling in love was not what she intended. Later, when she loses Maddie to a misunderstanding, she is haunted by the one that got away….

Ten years have passed, and both the doctor and nurse have moved on with their lives, but fate intervenes when they find themselves working at the same hospital. Their friendship is revived…. Can their love be rekindled? Will the past haunt them or bring them closer? Will the secrets that both harbor keep them from realizing a future together?

 


ELLCon is Europe’s first independent book conference dedicated to the promotion of lesbian fiction. Our goal is to create a space for readers of lesbian fiction to interact with like-minded authors and publishers.

We promote books of fiction that have lesbian characters in strong, leading, independent roles. Writers, would-be writers and readers from all across Europe and the globe are welcome to join us in this new, exciting, and diverse, conference.

ELLCon  is set to take place in Bristol over 23 and 24 Aug 2018 (1.5 days). We are expecting over 30 leading lesfic authors at the Con. The meet will consist of panel discussions, author readings, workshops and much more. We will also have vendor tables where you can buy books, and talk to publishers, authors with publishers and self-published authors.

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New Lesfic Goodies: June 26th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

 

NEW BOOKS

 

LOVE’S ENCORE
The Complete Trilogy
by Miranda MacLeod

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

A poignantly realistic and deeply moving love story that will take you on a journey of fame, fortune, and finding a second chance at love.

Read the complete Love’s Encore Trilogy in this special omnibus edition, which contains all three unabridged books in one convenient bundle.

 

 

A TASTE OF HARPER BLISS
Short Stories and Series Starters

Romance

This collection of novellas and short stories by lesbian romance author Harper Bliss will introduce you to Harper’s unique blend of drama, emotions and heat. 

Allow yourself to be introduced into Harper’s sexy, heartfelt universe and grab this great deal now!

 

 

UNDER YOUR SKIN
On the Record Book 2
by Lee Winter

Romance

What do a stolen food-delivery robot, a woman from the past, and a bizarre scheme to microchip military veterans have in common?

The infamous Caustic Queen, Washington DC bureau chief Catherine Ayers, would love to find out but she has a lot on her plate right now. She and her fiancée, reporter and Iowa girl Lauren King, are busy wedding planning in Lauren’s home town.

That means facing a lot of beefy mechanic brothers, a haughty cat, and a sharp-tongued Meemaw. Catherine’s sure she can play nice with everyone. Well, pretty sure. How hard can it be, anyway?

A twisty lesbian romance sequel to The Red Files about the family we can’t choose, and the one that chooses us.

 

LOVING BLUE IN RED STATES
Wall South Dakota
by Anne Hagan

Romance

The Badlands of South Dakota bring two 40-something year old women, set in their ways, together, but will they find common ground?

Heidi spent her high-school years in Wall, while her father served and then later worked as a civilian contractor at the air base near Rapid City after he retired from the Air Force. 25 years later, she travels back as a freelance photojournalist on assignment for a national magazine and has her first run-in with Danielle.

Dani’s a Wall lifer and she likes it that way. She’s on track to retire by the time she’s fifty if she can just keep doing the driving job she loves. She’s been heartbroken. She doesn’t want to go down that road again.

Their attraction is undeniable, but their conflicting life goals stand firmly in the way.

 

BREAKING EVEN
by E.A. Schreiber

Romance

Taking a leave of absence from her doctoral program was never on Chloe Amden’s radar. Neither was running away from a future she had been building for years, but that didn’t stop either from becoming her reality. Like the tides in her new coastal hideout, her life seems filled with the ebb and flow of change, though nothing seems capable of washing away the bitter taste left in her mouth from her days in university.

Surely new faces and a change of pace could help her gather her thoughts. Leaving the city for Boothbay Harbor, the lure of salty ocean air and anonymity was enough to justify taking a job at a local boat shop. True to form, as soon as things become comfortable, Chloe finds herself facing new opportunities at a local school. With a substitute position and a circle of friends she never anticipated, Chloe’s newfound support system has the potential to help her navigate this uncharted territory. Then again, a mysterious English teacher and her friendship might just be Chloe’s undoing.

 

THE POWER TO CHOOSE
by Sarah Libero

Romance

Lisa Owens has recently moved to the lakeside town of Winchester, Maine. When the situation at her new job becomes uncomfortable, she turns to Carrie Sawyer, owner of the local café, for support. Carrie grew up in Winchester and seems to know everything about everyone there.

Lisa soon discovers that her boss seems to have many secrets, and with Carrie’s help, begins to dig deeper into her boss’s activity. As the two women work together to expose a cover-up, their attraction to each other begins to grow.

But Carrie is certain that Lisa doesn’t feel that way about her—especially when Toni, the woman that Lisa had a major crush on back in college—enters the picture.

 

 

CHARMING MEMORY
by EL Bossert

Romance

Jamie Jordan, a well-known actress and single mom of four-year- old Max, plans a quiet summer in her hometown of Crestwood. Her serenity is shattered when a delivery truck barrels toward Max on a wet summer morning. He is rescued at the last second by a passerby. No one knows the identity of Max’s savior, who is knocked unconscious and cannot remember her name or her past.

Jamie invites the mystery woman, temporarily named Boo, into her home while Boo recovers and they search for Boo’s real identity and family. As the paparazzi close in, Jamie and Boo try to manage their growing mutual attraction and track down the one name Boo remembers – María Garcia.

Can Jamie and her family trust that Boo is just an innocent hero? Is Boo married or is she available for romance? And, can Jamie and Boo resist each other long enough to find the answers?

 

 

NOT JUST A GIRL
by Judy Folger

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Royal has spent a lifetime living by her family’s expectations. First, her mother’s, then later, her husband’s. But change is in the air when Mackenzie Edwards, local lesbian icon, and incidentally, Royal’s best friend back in high school, pops back into Royal’s life.

Royal, however, has been well-conditioned that her feelings don’t matter. After all, she is just a girl.

Can Royal break free of the bonds that hold her, and rekindle that special connection to Mackenzie?

 

SPLIT
Moving On: Book 3
by Adan Ramie

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Drama

Single-mother Rachel never thought she would find love, so when she did, she didn’t stop to look that particular gift horse in the mouth. She found The One, she had her two best friends, and everyone’s lives were looking up.

When life throws her a painful curve ball, she and her friends must face the fact that three isn’t company – it’s a crowd. And things will never be the same.

 

THE LEGEND OF BRIAR ROSE
Volume 2
by Emily Sharp

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Modern Fairy Tale

Up-and-coming rock star Briar Rose sings songs of love inspired by fairy tales, though she doesn’t waste time believing in them. Scared and tired of being alone, she has seen first hand that happily ever afters don’t exist. In fact, they always end in divorce. All she needs to make her life complete is to get her own tour, and the only thing that may hinder that are the threatening letters she has been receiving.

With a career as a bodyguard, and drowning in debt, no-nonsense twenty-nine-year-old Holly Prince has never faced a challenge or temptation she couldn’t handle—especially when it comes to clients. As for love, she has gone down that road before and will not allow herself to go down that road again. When an unusually high offer comes in to protect the daughter of a famous rock star, Holly jumps at the chance, knowing that it will be what she needs to get her life back on track.

When the rigid bodyguard and the rock star beauty meet, tempers are as hot as the instant attraction. But as the two begin to open up, they find that they might just have more in common that they first thought.

In order for this modern day Sleeping Beauty and her Dashing Princess to get the storybook ending they both deserve, they will have to find the fairytale magic that exists not in book or song, but much closer than they ever imagined.

 

DEMON IN THE MACHINE
by Lise MacTague

Steampunk / Paranormal

At the height of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, steam power and magic join forces to create wonders the world has never seen. But those wonders have a dark side—one that will soon force a reckoning few could have anticipated.

Half-demon Briar is content with her structured life as an archivist, a far cry from the chaos of her background and upbringing. Briar’s simple and predictable existence is rocked when she discovers something sinister powers one of the grand, new inventions of her era.

Isabella Castel, the only daughter of Viscount Sherard, is far from the brainless socialite she pretends to be. Isabella is everything Briar is not: passionate, creative and impulsive, but with secrets to rival even Briar’s own. Two more unlikely partners should not exist, yet if the women cannot find a way to work together, they will lose far more than their reputations.

Can a half-demon and a debutante work past their secrets before all hell breaks loose?

 

INFATUATIONS
Carpenter/ Harding Book 7
by Barbara Winkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Thriller

Murder and marriage…

On her first assignment as a detective, Ellie investigates the murder of a homeless woman, a task that is complicated by the actions of her new partner. How far did the leader of a neighborhood watch go to achieve his goals? Jordan’s case comes with unwelcome memories. Planning the wedding is shining a spotlight on her difficult relationship with her biological mother, while Ellie has to confront her own grief.

Professional and private challenges will arise as they continue build their life together.

 

DON’T DARE THE DEVIL
by Erin Wade

Action and Adventure

At age 18 Eden Daye loses her entire family to a vicious killer. Eden questions her own sanity when she describes the killer to the police.

“The . . . abductor threw your sister on its shoulder and leaped over the wall?” The agent questioned again.

“Not over it,” Eden said, her brow furrowed as she recalled the horrifying event. “To the top of it. A wall this tall is also deep It’s about four feet thick. It stood on top of the wall and . . . and—”

“And what?” Agent Knight’s voice was low and persuasive. “Howled!” Eden slapped her hand over her mouth as if trying to keep the words from tumbling out. “It howled like a wolf.”

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

SPARKS LIKE OURS
by Melissa Brayden
narrated by Melissa Sternenberg

Gia Malone wants one thing and one thing only: to be the best surfer in the world. Her biggest obstacle is the annoyingly perky Elle Britton. Not only is Elle number one in the rankings, she’s also a fan favorite. But there’s a lot about Elle that Gia never noticed, like her surprising sense of humor and picture-perfect mouth.

Elle Britton is tired. After tournaments, fan meet-ups, and nonstop media requests, all she wants in the world is a little peace and quiet. But with Gia Malone closing in on her ranking, she has to surf her best. When the media picks up the story of their neck and neck status, Elle finds herself forced further into the spotlight, this time alongside Gia, the knockout with the killer shred and sexy smile.

It’s not long before there’s no denying the chemistry on and off the beach. But only one can win…

 

 

 

TOUCH
by Kris Bryant
narrated by Brittni Pope

As the go-to therapist at Elite Therapy, Dr. Hayley Sims is the best in her field. It’s exactly why she’s just been assigned her most challenging patient yet, hockey player Elizabeth Stone. Not because Stone’s injury is complicated, but because she is intense to work with and needs someone to keep her in check. When Hayley’s personal life starts unraveling and she realizes she might be developing feelings for her patient, she’s torn between finishing her assignment and walking away to protect herself. Can Hayley get Stone back on the ice in one piece while keeping her heart from breaking?


 


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New Lesfic Goodies: June 19th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

 

NEW BOOKS

 

LETTERS TO CUPID
by Miranda MacLeod

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

An American celebrity chef and an Italian chocolate maker cook up a magical recipe for true love.

In a tiny village in the hills of Tuscany is a statue of Cupid with the power to grant the deepest desires of the heart to all who ask. The village is home to single mother Valentina, who runs a struggling chocolate shop. All she’s ever wanted was to fit in, determined to provide a quiet, normal life for herself and her daughter. She works hard to keep it together, asking for nothing…especially not Cupid’s help. Not when that would mean admitting to herself and everyone else that her deepest desire is to find the love of a woman.

American celebrity chef Andie should be having the time of her culinary life while on a PR blitz in Tuscany. Instead, a tabloid scandal that threatens to destroy her career has her hiding in a remote hillside village. With nothing to do but worry and wait, she spends her time avoiding shame and infamy by flirting with a local chocolate maker who’s as irresistible as the sweets she sells. She’s shocked by the discovery that her heart longs for much more than a temporary distraction, but even if she can convince the reluctant Valentina to give her a chance, how can she balance a relationship in Italy with a career in the States?

When it comes to realizing the deepest desires of their hearts, it just might take an act of divine intervention for these two women to find their future together!

Letters to Cupid is the third book in the Americans Abroad series of stand alone romantic comedies. Don’t miss Waltzing on the Danube and Holme for the Holidays!

 

NEVER THE BRIDE
by Natasha West

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romantic Comedy

Nikki Caldwell has serious baggage. She’s a wedding photographer with dreadful memories of her own disastrous big day, forced to relive it with every new job. But she’s not the only one lugging around an unwieldly past. Georgie Reed, aka the eternal bridesmaid, is a former child star who is unable to cast off the long shadow of her old fame. But over a summer of interlinked weddings, Nikki and Georgie find themselves colliding again and again. Is it possible they could let their history go and find a better future together? Or are they doomed to go around in circles?

A hilarious and quirky romantic comedy from the internationally bestselling author of ‘By Any Other Name’ and ‘The Plus One.’

 

NIGHT CAP
Open Tab: Book 3
by JA Armstrong

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

It’s autumn in Whiskey Springs, Vermont, and more than the leaves have changed color. Life has never been better for Fallon Foster. Her relationship with the town’s newest citizen, Riley Main is progressing as Fallon had hoped. Fallon finally believes she may get the family she’s dreamed of. Her business is thriving, and her friendship with her former lover, Andi Maguire is back on track.

Meanwhile, Andi has been spending time with a local nurse, Billie Steele. The pair have become nearly inseparable, sharing dinners, cocktails, laughs, and long walks. After Andi’s short trip to visit her eldest son at college; she realizes that her feelings for the affable nurse have changed. Each will have to overcome fear and insecurity cultivated by past relationships if they hope to build something together.

The colorful cast of characters that gather at Murphy‘s Law will have plenty of news to share and stories to tell. Babies on the way, proposals to plan, and confessions to make bring both laughter and tears for the familiar faces of Whiskey Springs.

Just when life seems to find its footing, the unthinkable will turn the town upside down. Even in small town New England, can you ever truly know anyone?

Night Cap is the third installment in the OPEN TAB series by best-selling author, JA Armstrong.

 

IF ONLY SHE KNEW
by Jade Winters

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance / Short Read

For years Stacy has hidden the fact she’s totally in love with her best friend Alex. But Alex has never shown any signs of reciprocating. That is until a game played on a group camping trip reveals her true feelings.

Will the revelation tear their friendship apart? Or will Stacy finally get what she really wants?

A 10,000 word short story.

 

FORBIDDEN MELODY
by Magnolia Robbins

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Emma Harvey is a brilliant and gifted young pianist, accepted into one of the most prestigious music conservatories in the country and prepared to do whatever it takes to accomplish her dreams of playing professionally. With a renowned jazz musician for a father and a world-famous mentor growing up, she is convinced her path is easy. Until her world is suddenly silenced when she loses her hearing.

Juliet Hamilton is a prodigy violinist. First chair for nearly fifteen years in the New York Philharmonic and a professor at the conservatory, she is engulfed in her career with no time for distractions. Especially not a beautiful young graduate student with a spirited personality that challenges her every step.

When Emma and Juliet’s paths cross in the classroom, their connection is undeniable. When their music comes together, it is unstoppable. The bond they begin to form threatens to challenge more than just their opinions of music. Friendships, ethics, and careers are tested as Emma and Juliet find themselves lost in a concerto of fiery passion and heartbreak.

 

MUSIC OF THE HEART
by Maria Siopis

Romance

Danielle, a New York media executive and owner, Melina, a Greek singer, and Vickie, a flight attendant, will unexpectedly meet, and their lives will change forever.

Danielle believes that the island of Santorini is the perfect getaway and where she hopes to find tranquility. All elements are there to grant her wish, the vastness of the Aegean Sea stretches in front of her for miles, and the rented villa is luxurious and minutes from the town of Oia where the most stunning sunsets occur, and where exquisite white homes with blue domed roofs climbing the mountainside. What she doesn’t expect is to lose her serenity within hours of arrival to the island. Nevertheless, she completely surrenders herself when she meets Melina who threatens to destroy her inane beliefs about love.

Melina is curious about Danielle, the intriguing woman she meets backstage after her concert, but she keeps her distance. Her life is settled, she has a fiancé she adores, and a career that’s taking off. That’s her destiny, yet, a brief moment, a tiny nanosecond changed everything. Her path is crossed, and she is too late to change course. She collides with her destiny, the perfect mate who is right in front of her. Can she make a choice that is truthful to her heart or is she going to allow accusations and lies destroy her better judgment?

Vickie stands between the two lovers claiming Melina’s heart when the dark secrets and lies are exposed. Is Melina going to give in to the gorgeous flight attendant or will her heart be taken by Danielle? In a moment of hurt and disbelief Melina takes the wrong path.

Yet, music cures broken hearts, music mends broken souls. Or so Melina believes.

 

BACK IN SERVICE
Service Girl Chronicles: Book 2
by Heidi Lowe

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Now that her first year of drama school is over, Erica returns home for the holidays, with empty pockets and a keen appetite to see her favorite clients again. One in particular.

But there’s a spanner in the works. Having been out of action for almost a year, she returns to find that a new girl has taken her place. Not only will this affect her ability to earn, she’s concerned that her special place in Dana’s heart could be under threat.

As she continues to juggle love, family and her risque career, it’s only a matter of time before everything around her begins to unravel.

Back in Service is the second book in the Service Girl Chronicles.

 

LISTING DATE
by Lily Craig

Also available in Kindle Unlimited

Romance

Skye’s plan is simple: craft the perfect life. Move back to her hometown of Toronto, Canada after years working in the U.S. tech scene. Start a new job as a C-level executive at one of the world’s best fertility apps. Get pregnant on her own and raise her kids happily ever after. Easy. Except when Skye arrives home, she discovers Toronto’s real estate market is more difficult to navigate than she thought.

Penny has always wanted to own her own business, so she took a leap of faith. Now she’s a realtor struggling to launch her fledgling firm. When Skye walks into an open house Penny’s running, Penny sees her chance to soar and takes it. How hard could it be to find the perfect home for someone as impressively organized as Skye?

When Penny’s sunny optimism meets Skye’s hyper-logical life plan, the two women find that life is often what happens between the lines of your to-do list.

 

WORTH THE WAIT
Out in Portland: Book 3
by Karelia Stetz-Waters

Romance

A second chance at first love . . .

For fifteen years, Avery Crown tried to forget her best friend Merritt Lessing. The late nights studying, the whispered confidences, and the little touches that never turned into something more. Unfortunately, her efforts have not been as successful as her TV career as the queen of home renovation. So when she runs into Merritt at their high school reunion, Avery asks for one night with the woman she’s always wanted . . .

Merritt spent high school pining after Avery, but never made a move-their friendship meant too much. The one time it seemed things might change, Avery chose her budding career. So Merritt did the same, throwing herself into her remodeling business. Now Avery’s back, and while Merritt still hasn’t forgiven her for walking away the first time, they can’t keep their hands off each other. But when their professional paths cross, and it seems like Avery is choosing her career once again, Merritt will have to decide if she’s willing to let go of the past and give herself a second chance with her first love.

 

PAPER DOLLS
Book 7
by Chamberlain & Stone

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

After much struggle and waiting, Olivia and Avery finally get married at a beach house out on the side of a prominent cliff. Friends and family come and an unexpected gift creates a bit of a stir.

 

WILDEST DREAMS
by Carol Wyatt

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Kacey Jennings has been planning her mother’s wedding for months, and it’s all paid off. The day is a success, but when Kacey bumps into her social psychology lecturer, Madison Malone, on the dance floor, sparks fly.

What was Madison doing at her mother’s wedding?

Kacey’s been crushing on Madison for years. When would she ever get an opportunity like this to talk to Madison off campus?

What happens when your crush turns out to be so much more than that?

 

 

RACING FOR LOVE
by JM Dragon & Erin O’Reilly

Romance

In the world of thoroughbred racing, brilliant businesswoman Kate Lawrence is the owner of several famous stables, and now she is in the market to buy the renowned Wagoner Stables. Lena Corkhill is a noted horse trainer and a member of the Wagoner staff. She must make the decision to either accept the offer of becoming Kate’s trainer and go to the Merridoc Estate in Florida or find other employment in Lexington, Kentucky.

The two women are immediately attracted to each other, yet each is afraid to make the first move, after past disillusionment. But when a person from Lena’s past appears, the situation threatens to wreak havoc on the budding relationship.

Can Kate and Lena find the love they are looking for or will Lena’s past cause an abrupt end to what could have been?

 

TWISTED DECEPTION
by Isabella

Suspense

There are two types of people who can’t look you in the eyes: someone trying to hide a lie and someone trying to hide their love.

Addie Blake’s life isn’t black and white—more like a series of short bursts of color that sustain her until the next eruption. Greyson Hollister inhabits a world where everything is either black and white, or money green. She’s a polished, certified workaholic.

A storm’s brewing on the horizon. Can Addie and Greyson weather it, or will it blow them over?

 

STOLEN MAGIC
The Veil Chronicles: Book 3
by May Dawney

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Urban Paranormal Fantasy

The magical barrier known as the Veil is all that stands between our reality and the Otherworld. Those with the gift of magic can pull energy through it to perform miraculous feats of power. The Inquisitio opposes these mages, who have organized themselves within the Society for Psychical Defense. The world of magic is shaken by the awakening of a wild mage, a woman capable of manipulating the Veil itself. She has the power to either eradicate the Inquisitio or rob the mages of their abilities. Only one side can win and it will be the side that gets to the wild mage first.

* * *

Viktoria Wagner hasn’t always been the prototypical Inquisitio member. She was born with the ability to channel magic and she spent much of her teenage years exploring her powers. A good twenty years and a few hard lessons learned later, Viktoria has only her high position within the Inquisitio left to cling to. She abandoned her magic in the hopes of pleasing her father, who has long since passed away.

When the wild mage manifests, it falls to Viktoria to hunt her down in the knowledge that the Inquisitio might have forgiven her youthful transgressions, but they will not forgive another. Viktoria either brings the wild mage before the Court of Judges, or the Wagner name will be disgraced. Viktoria is resolved to go to any length to prevent that from happening, but then the learns that one of the women she’s hunting is Noah Otieno and there is a lot of history there…

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

TO BOLDLY GO
by Em Stevens
narrated by Missy Cambridge

When life gives you lemons, drink limoncello.

Taryn’s trip of a lifetime is finally happening. She’s saved money, researched, planned, and created an itinerary that will allow her to travel Italy…and finally tell her best friend that she’s in love with her. But those plans are ruined when she wakes up alone, her crush gone. Her plans did not include being alone and stranded in Milan.

Now Taryn’s dream vacation is a nightmare.

Enter Holly, a fellow traveler: young, full of life, and comfortable traipsing off the beaten path. Holly feels a connection with Taryn and wants to salvage her trip. After all, they’re in freaking Italy! But their radically different travel styles and age differences make for rough terrain.

Together, they boldly go into unexplored territories of the heart, and may just discover love.

 

 

PROTECT HER
by Bridget Essex
narrated by Marina Barrett

All Maggie wants is to be left alone.

She bought a house in the middle of nowhere, a secluded, private place where she thought she’d live out the rest of her life alone. But fate has other plans….

All Catherine wants is to disappear.

Maggie finds a mysterious, silent woman in her barn one frozen winter morning. The beautiful stranger can’t speak, but she’s obviously been through hell. That solitary, secluded life that Maggie wanted so much is about to be blown right open by a lovely woman who needs her help desperately….

Someone is after Catherine – someone who wants her dead. As Maggie’s life begins to unravel, she must choose between a normal life or the dangerous task of keeping Catherine alive.

Maggie’s falling for the beautiful woman with all her heart…and she just might end up dead because of it.



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Shattered Paradise (Salvaggio’s Light Book One)

This epic series invites you into the life of Rafaella Salvaggio and all of the people in her life, from family and friends to lovers and enemies. Her life has been full of tragedy, secrets, and betrayals. Lately, everything has been spiraling out of control. The past is catching up with her, and she will have to fight to get her life back. In her struggle to win back the woman she just can’t live without, her mettle will be tested. She will be up against her own inner demons as well as a fundamentalist group whose mission it is to separate her from her ex-partner and their daughter.

For Rafe Salvaggio, meeting Eden Kingsley was the best thing in her life, but now it was all lost. It seems she is constantly reminded it was no one’s fault but her own. Rafe still hasn’t moved on from Eden, but with the help of her friend Julia, she is getting back into the dating scene again.

For Eden Kingsley, the past eight months have been spent caring for her daughter and trying to fit into her new life with her new fiancé, Jake. Seeing Rafe date again was unexpectedly hard to see, but Eden is determined to do better about giving Rafe time with Bronte. The arrival of a mysterious envelope sends Eden into a panic. It holds a secret that threatens her and her daughter, and she is confronted with a reality she might not survive. 


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Review of Sparks Like Ours by Melissa Brayden

I’m taking a semi-break this summer from hosting guest posts, giveaways, and interviews to recharge my batteries and to enjoy the surprisingly nice weather in London. I’m not completely on a break since I’m still putting the weekly new release newsletters together.

However, I don’t want to leave all of you hanging, so Rachael from Les Rêveur has stepped in to help out and has given me permission to repost her reviews here. I’m super excited to share Rachael’s reviews with all of you.

Here’s her review of SPARKS LIKE OURS.

Another fantastic novel from the pen of the formidable, Melissa Brayden.

Gia Malone has worked for years to climb the surfing championship ladder and she’s finally one win away from being number one in the world. The only person standing in her way is the current number one, Elle Britton.

When Elle and Gia are thrown together in a new marketing campaign they begin to let their competitive guards down, ultimately seeing each other in a way they never could before. But when surfing has always been number one in your life, where does love fit on the scale?

What a fantastic series, one that I am so glad isn’t ending with this book. The Seven Shores series is one of my favourites to date.

I must admit that in the last two books Gia wasn’t my favourite of the main four friends (Autumn and Hadley were), however after this book that all changed. I definitely have the major hots for Gia but I also think she’s an incredibly amazing friend and person who has an infectious and endearing personality.

Elle on the other hand I wanted to be BFF’s with. She’s happy go lucky and a genuinely good person. Gia and Elle together are a match made in heaven. They have very different traits which compliment each other perfectly. However, when it comes to the love they are incredibly similar as they’d do anything for their friends and the ones they love dearly. They also have the most amazing chemistry that is all encompassing and passionate, which I hadn’t expected to be as potent as what it was.

You have to get on the Seven Shores train but be aware you’re not going to want to get off again!

Another indisputable 5 star novel from Melissa Brayden!

 

 

SPARKS LIKE OURS
by Melissa Brayden

Romance

Gia Malone wants one thing and one thing only: to be the best surfer in the world. Her biggest obstacle is the annoyingly perky Elle Britton. Not only is Elle number one in the rankings, she’s also a fan favorite. But there’s a lot about Elle that Gia never noticed, like her surprising sense of humor and picture-perfect mouth.

Elle Britton is tired. After tournaments, fan meet-ups, and nonstop media requests, all she wants in the world is a little peace and quiet. But with Gia Malone closing in on her ranking, she has to surf her best. When the media picks up the story of their neck and neck status, Elle finds herself forced further into the spotlight, this time alongside Gia, the knockout with the killer shred and sexy smile.

It’s not long before there’s no denying the chemistry on and off the beach. But only one can win…

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: June 12th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases and news.

 

NEW BOOKS

 

SPARKS LIKE OURS
by Melissa Brayden

Romance

Gia Malone wants one thing and one thing only: to be the best surfer in the world. Her biggest obstacle is the annoyingly perky Elle Britton. Not only is Elle number one in the rankings, she’s also a fan favorite. But there’s a lot about Elle that Gia never noticed, like her surprising sense of humor and picture-perfect mouth.

Elle Britton is tired. After tournaments, fan meet-ups, and nonstop media requests, all she wants in the world is a little peace and quiet. But with Gia Malone closing in on her ranking, she has to surf her best. When the media picks up the story of their neck and neck status, Elle finds herself forced further into the spotlight, this time alongside Gia, the knockout with the killer shred and sexy smile.

It’s not long before there’s no denying the chemistry on and off the beach. But only one can win…

 

 

ROOM SERVICE
by Fiona Riley

Romance

Olivia Dawson is in the midst of a creative slump when her interior design team nets a big contract that could change everything. Alongside her co-worker, best friend and ex-lover Reagan, Olivia accepts the challenges the new contract offers her: a chance to reignite her passion and the opportunity to step outside of her comfort zone.

Savannah Quinn fled her last life in a hurry and started fresh in a new city, at a new job, without any of her past in the rear view. Her new position as corporate liaison to Olivia and her team is exactly the distraction she is looking for. She doesn’t have to settle into her empty apartment if she’s never there, right?

Long days in strange cities bring Olivia and Savannah closer, but keeping their growing attraction a secret from Olivia’s coworkers and unexpectedly jealous ex-lover Reagan feels impossible. When Savannah has to choose between Olivia or her career, she makes a decision that changes both of their lives forever.

 

 

CLAIRE AND THE LADY BILLIONAIRE
Book 8
by Giselle Fox

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

With the summer half gone and more challenges on the table, Claire faces her life in Singapore by helping where she can. Despite Camille’s best efforts, Vermillion Global is in trouble, and John’s health is much too fragile to risk asking for his aid.

Then, when things start looking hopeful, Bryce resurfaces on social media and Claire must decide if she can put their past to rest.

 

#SHAME
by Ericca Muhammad

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

In the highly anticipated follow-up to #She, two years have passed since Maya and Taylor ended their summer love affair. They are both living two different lives, with Maya living her dream as an emerging superstar and Taylor working for a design and marketing firm in New York City.

While Maya is living single and enjoying the celebrity lifestyle, Taylor is in a new relationship with a co-worker and all is right with the world. However, when professional circumstances force them back into each other’s lives, they are forced to come face to face with the demons they attempted to bury long ago. Confusion leads to a whirlwind of dishonesty, betrayal, mistrust and the feelings of shame that come along with all of those things.

When their two worlds collide once more, there is no shortage of heartache, frustration, joy and pain. Follow Maya and Taylor on a journey from both of their points of view as they come to terms with their feelings and finally decide whether they should be together or part ways for good.

 

LEARNING TO WALK AGAIN
Scarred Book 5
by S. L. Kassidy

Romance

In the final installment of the Scarred series, Nicole and Danny are going through life changes with their families, friends, and new people in their lives. Nicole is about to finish school and feels the pressure to decide if she’s ready to seek out a new career in the unknown or to keep her stable position. Danny gets a job and doesn’t expect the stress that comes with it. Their relationship strains under the evolution. How much can they take before they shatter and break? Can their family and friends help them pull it together or will seemingly good things be the ones to destroy them?

 

TAKE MY HAND
by Missouri Vaun

Romance

Artist Clay Cahill retreats to her hometown of Pine Cone, Georgia, when she’s betrayed by a woman she thought cared and the pressure of the New York City art world becomes too much. Setting paints aside, she takes a job at her grandfather’s garage seeking the restorative comfort of small town life where women are sweet and life flows as slow as molasses.

Manhattan art gallery owner River Hemsworth is preparing for a show when she’s informed her aunt has bequeathed her a local gallery in Pine Cone, a place where the idea of fashion is anything with a Carhartt label. En route to review inventory and unload the property quickly, River wrecks her car and Clay comes to her rescue.

If River can convince Clay to start painting again, she may be able to pull off the show that will make her career and quench the desires she never expected to feel again.

 

 

WAYWORN LOVERS
by Gun Brooke

Romance

Renowned composer and lyricist Giselle Bonnaire suffers from anxiety disorder and agoraphobia. She needs a driver and housekeeper or she won’t be able to work. Tierney Edwards, a restless, wandering soul, is on the move again, never staying in one place more than a few months. The two women are each other’s opposites, one nomad and one recluse, but when destiny places them together, their mutual attraction can’t be denied.

Giselle knows her heart will break when Tierney moves on again. But Tierney has never felt so at home, which scares her. Can these women, so bruised by life and experience, find a way to break free of the past—or will they have to say good-bye?

 

 

THE LAST TIME I SAW HER
by Kathleen Knowles

Romance

At seventeen Lane Hudson had her heart broken by the first woman she ever loved. Fifteen years later Alison Bickford is back and they’re working the same music festival in rural Georgia. Her feelings are complicated and regrets weigh her down. When the line between past and present, memory and reality starts to blur, Lane knows the spark hasn’t died.

She only has twelve days to win back Alison’s heart. That is if she can gather the courage to try.

 

 

BEING HERS
by Anna Stone

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Melanie has spent her entire life working her way up in the world. By day, she studies at law school, and by night, she serves drinks at an exclusive club to afford her tuition. But the hard-working Melanie will never admit her true desire: to escape from her fast-paced, high-pressure life, if only for a moment.

When Melanie meets Vanessa, a glamorous executive and a regular at the club, she is drawn to the enigmatic black-haired woman. Vanessa is relentless in pursuing what she wants–and what she wants is Melanie. Soon, Melanie finds herself caught up in Vanessa’s sensual games of submission.

Melanie insists that her affair with Vanessa remains purely physical. But as her limits are tested, so is the line between lust and love. When ghosts from the past reappear, both women must face their deepest fears. Can Melanie surrender her everything to Vanessa, or will old wounds prove too great?

 

PERFECT LITTLE WORLDS
by Clifford Mae Henderson

Fiction

Lucy can’t hold the secret any longer. Twenty-six years ago, her sister did the unthinkable.

Portland, Oregon, 1989: Lucy Mustin, living somewhat happily, pumping out wedding cakes for starry-eyed heterosexuals while she, a lesbian, can’t legally marry, is called upon to travel to Santa Cruz to help her autistic sister, Alice, care for their Alzheimer’s-afflicted mother. She knew the call was coming sooner or later. She’d just hoped it would be later. Mother issues. The possibility that resolution might be lost to dementia is a heartbreak she doesn’t feel like feeling.

Santa Cruz, California, one week later: a trip to the family bakery ups the ante tenfold when the Loma Prieta/World Series Earthquake, racking up a whopping 7.1 on the Richter scale, traps the sisters below ground. There, Alice reminds Lucy of a promise made to their mother many years ago, a promise she plans to keep.

 

 

HERS TO PROTECT
by Nicole Disney

Romance / Intrigue & Thriller

Kaia Sorano is a police officer in the dangerous and gang dominated streets of Chicago. She thinks she’s prepared for anything, but when she responds to a bloody domestic violence call, only to find her high school sweetheart is the victim, she knows she has to find a way to help.

When Adrienne Contreras’s mother moved her to the south side of Chicago at seventeen, she quickly saw her safe life and idealistic love with Kaia replaced with poverty, crime, and violence. Now twenty-seven, Adrienne is dating Gianna, a high-ranking member of a brutal gang. She has the streets figured out, but the first rule is to never talk to cops, even one she used to be in love with.

As their attraction grows into love, Adrienne and Kaia struggle to see past the changes in each other and escape Gianna and the gang, who have threatened both their lives.

 

 

ALIAS
by Cari Hunter

Intrigue & Thriller

A car lies crashed below a Welsh mountain road. One of the young women inside it is dead, the other badly injured, with no memory of who she is or what just happened. All she has is a bus pass showing her photograph and a name she doesn’t recognise.

As she struggles to recover from her injuries, a startling revelation shatters everything she thought she knew, forcing her into an uneasy alliance with Detective Bronwen Pryce. With danger closing in from all sides, the two women must work together to uncover the truth—even if it kills them.

 

 

DEATH IN TIME
by Robyn Nyx

Speculative Fiction

Landry Donovan’s ordered world has been turned inside out. Her best friend and fellow Pulsus employee, Jacqulyn Delaney, has gone rogue back in 2035. She’s intent on taking over Pulsus and changing the past to suit her future, and she’s proven she’ll even go through Landry to make it happen.

Landry must go back to 2035 and finish their original mission to save the biophysicist, Muniz, from the vicious serial killer, Nelida Staton. She’s also been tasked with the secondary mission to put a stop to Delaney’s hostile takeover. Her help comes in the form of government agent, Brooke Jackson, who has an agenda of her own. Angry and betrayed, Landry still wonders if she can save Delaney, or if she’ll have to pay the ultimate price. And then there’s Jade, her beautiful, strong girlfriend. Can Landry really have it all, or is she putting Jade’s heart, and life, at risk?

When the inevitable battle with Delaney finally comes around, will Landry act with her heart or her head?

 

 

LOVE, MONEY, BETRAYAL
by Helen Dunn

Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Psychological Thriller

Britney Dalton isn’t exactly a good girl. Now she’s gotten herself under the thumb of a powerful mobster who wants her to commit a certain crime for him.

Do it or be killed seems the likely outcome.

On top of all that—Britney wants desperately to protect Layne Rodgers, with whom she has gotten recently involved.

Twists and turns a-plenty in this one!

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

LOVE WITHOUT LIMITS
Pink Bean Series: Book 7
by Harper Bliss
narrated by Angela Dawe

Changing the rules can open your mind.

Caitlin James and Josephine Greenwood have been happily in love and committed to each other for over a year. Josephine has shed her insecurities, and her musical star is on the rise, while Caitlin hosts her own television show under the supervision of a new intriguing boss.

When Josephine starts the conversation about opening up their relationship, Caitlin is faced with a shift in the power balance between them. Together, they embark on a sometimes scary but always thrilling journey to discover who they both truly are.

Can Caitlin still practice what she has always preached? And will Jo be able to find her own way in their unconventional relationship?

Contains mature themes.

 

 

TWISTED DECEPTION
by Isabella
narrated by Daniela Acitelli

There are two types of people who can’t look you in the eyes: someone trying to hide a lie and someone trying to hide their love.

Addie Blake’s life isn’t black and white—more like a series of short bursts of color that sustain her until the next eruption. She isn’t a ladder-climber in the corporate world. Instead, she works long hours at the office and even at home, something her mechanic girlfriend, Drake Hogan, can’t stand. If Addie can’t focus on Drake, then Drake finds arm candy that will. After a long week of late nights and a series of text-messaged demands, each one a bigger bomb than the last, Addie has had enough of her Motor Girl.

Greyson Hollister inhabits a world where everything is either black and white, or money green. She’s a polished, certified workaholic. As head of Integrated Financial, she has built the ladder others want to climb. Now she intends to attend a business mixer to confront a rumormonger and kill merger rumors involving her company.

Detective Nancy Hill, the lead detective on the Elevator Rapist task force, has just been called in to investigate an attack at Integrated Financial. She can’t quite put her finger on it, but something doesn’t add up with this latest assault, and Greyson Hollister isn’t exactly lending a helping hand.

A storm’s brewing on the horizon. Can Addie and Greyson weather it, or will it blow them over?


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