New Lesfic Goodies: January 22 Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

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Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

I’M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME

by Tracey Richardson

Claire Melbourne is a steely newspaper editor who’s just lost the biggest scoop of her career, thanks to her naïve intern’s mistake. Firing the young Ellie Kirkland for the offense was a no-brainer.

But when fate brings the two women together again, Claire finds herself questioning everything she thought she was—especially her cynical, take-no-prisoners approach to life. When she’s not breaking stories or breaking in reporters, Claire’s one outlet is to lose herself in Motown music and in the seat of a cheerful antique Mustang. But lose herself to the much younger, far-too-nice Ellie? There’s no breaking news there. Nope. That’s a story that needs to be spiked before it ever sees print.

Ellie Kirkland is at loose ends—and not for the first time. Resistant to following the path her parents insist on, she’s been trying out careers like she’s trying on outfits at Banana Republic. Now that her dream of being a journalist is over, Ellie must begin again. And the woman who crushed that very dream is the very woman who just might hold the key to Ellie’s future.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

CHARM CITY

by Monica McCallan
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Taylor Tate has one last chance to turn things around. As the owner of Charm City Events, she needs her upcoming week of Valentine’s Day events to go off without a hitch. She’s painstakingly planned every detail down to the last red heart decoration, but what Taylor doesn’t plan on is the less than enthusiastic bar manager she’s paired with stumbling into her life at the worst possible time, making things more difficult every step of the way.

Carson Smith is getting by fine. She loves her job as the bar manager at Second Chances, a dive bar staple of the Baltimore landscape, and she doesn’t need anything or anyone disrupting the delicate balance she’s finally created. Especially for a stupid Valentine’s gimmick to take advantage of desperate singles. When the owner of the bar forces her to work with an event planning company to drum up business, she has no choice but to begrudgingly agree. It’s either play along or see the bar close, and she can’t let that happen.

It’s only a week, but time passes differently when there’s love in the air and too much on the line, and both women soon find their lives, and hearts, intertwined as they work together to make the week a success.

Can opposites attract? Find out in this HEA Valentine’s Day novella.

 

AFTER THE DARK

by Samantha Hicks

Can a love that starts out in terror be real or last?

Meredith Ashcroft is on her way to a client meeting in the Yorkshire dales when she disappears. Five months later, Art gallery manager Stephanie Edwards also goes missing. Both are held and tortured by the same sadistic man. Realizing their fate is doomed, and likely to die where they are, they take comfort from each other. Sharing their lives and dreams to help ease their terrifying existence.

After their rescue, the bond that connected them grows to a friendship that most deem unhealthy. Thrown together by chance and united in trying to overcome their shared ordeal, they find themselves falling in love. But is it true love or just an attachment to each other born out of fear for their lives?

 

MAY TO DECEMBER ROMANCE

 

THE SHOWER

by Kay Bigelow

Alex Aoki, a talented and aspiring artist, has had an opportunity to paint full time for the last five years thanks to the very generous patronage of Lucia DelAlessio. In exchange for accompanying Lucia to events around the world and occasionally sharing Lucia’s bed, Alex is able to focus on her art without worrying about day-to-day hassles and expenses.

Lauren O’Brien has left the rat race of a large Manhattan law firm to live a more peaceful life in rural New York. She meets the vivacious painter Alex at the small town’s library, and it is clear that the attraction between the two extends beyond a love of books. Lauren dismisses Alex’s interest as a schoolgirl crush because of their substantial age difference, but discovers that Alex is both persuasive and persistent.

Lauren soon learns of a bigger issue that Alex has been hiding—the rich, jet-setting patroness whose financial support comes with sexual privileges.

While Lauren tackles her ideas of relationships and monogamy, Alex must face hard questions about what is really worth sacrificing for her painting. As they each search their souls for what is most important, they must sort out their feelings about age, passion, propriety, honesty, art, truth, and above all, love.

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

THE PIKE: NEW BEGINNINGS

by Erik Schubach

Eve, along with her sister Zoey, has an uncanny knack for helping people who frequent the Pike bakery at Pike Place Market in Seattle to find love. Her meddling is a thing of legends when it comes to matchmaking. But for Eve, it is a spectator sport as she has never really pursued a romantic relationship of her own.

Love was for other people, and she basked in the results of watching people find their happily ever afters. Imagine her surprise when serendipity came knocking and she found herself falling head over heels.

Her family has been dying of curiosity for months to find out who has Eve sneaking off to talk to in the middle of movies, or has her turning down events because she “has a date.” Her secret has them all frantically trying to discover who has stolen the red headed dynamo’s heart.

Eve promises everyone that her certain someone will be attending their annual family Thanksgiving celebration… but first, she has to pick up a family friend from London at the airport.

(The Pike series is set in the same world as Music of the Soul and London Harmony, and can be read as a standalone book.)

 

URBAN FANTASY

 

THE BOOK WITCH

by Annette Mori

What if someone had the power to bring characters from a book to life…should they be allowed to glimpse reality? Imara is that person, a book witch who is convinced of her superiority, especially over book magicians. Even if one of those magicians is her former best friend Elle, owner of The Enchanted Page bookstore.

Jaiden is hesitant about love after growing up with her free-spirited mother, but somehow finds herself drawn to two different women. One she can’t decide whether to kiss or smack, and the other who might not be real.

Imara is drawn to Jaiden, but she needs Elle’s help to see if she can turn interest into something more. Only problem—Elle isn’t speaking to her.

Elle’s nemesis sets a trap for Jaiden and Imara, forcing them to work with the characters from a book to get out alive. What could go wrong? Will love forge the magic that helps them all triumph?

Join award-winning author, Annette Mori, and the gang from Asset Management, The Organization, and the colorful women in The Book Addict to bring you this delightful, magical romance.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

AT THE WATER’S EDGE

by Harper Bliss
narrated by Anne James

Sometimes you need to go back to where you came from.

When Ella returns to her hometown to recover from a trauma, she makes a connection with Kay, the lovely owner of a lake resort.

Ella thought she didn’t have time for love, but this extraordinary woman may just prove her wrong.


 

LOVE AT COOPER’S CREEK

by Missouri Vaun
narrated by Brittni Pope

Successful but suffocated by the demands of her corporate career, Shaw Daily walks out on it all. She returns to her grandparents’ rural property in Cooper’s Creek, North Carolina, with a plan to hide out and reboot her life to be simple and stress-free. But escapism eludes her when her attentions are captured by small-town beauty Kate Elkins.

Kate has spent almost her entire life in Cooper’s Creek. For Kate, the bonds of small-town life are a source of strength and comfort. When her aging mother weakens, Kate takes a leave from teaching to care for her. Romance is the last thing on her mind when she bumps into her unrequited teen crush Shaw Dailey just back from California. Long-buried feelings resurface for Kate, but all Shaw sees is a beautiful woman saddled with the responsibilities from which she is finally free.

 

DARKNESS REMAINS

by KC Luck
narrated by Violet Dixon

If the lights go out forever, can love survive?

When a group of women from different walks of life are brought together by fate during 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.

Laura Kennedy finds herself without a home when part of the city of Astoria, Oregon, burns after a solar storm causes a worldwide blackout. Left with few options, she resigns to living with her brother’s family and trying to get by while food and resources quickly diminish. As she begins to despair about the fate of the world, a handsome, young stranger rides into her life, and suddenly, she finds herself attracted to a woman in a way she never expected.

Sam Quinn is a veterinarian student. When the power goes out everywhere and believing everything happens for a reason, she decides to ride Northwest on her horse to explore the rapidly changing landscape in hopes of finding a place where she belongs. Instead, she encounters nothing but fear and unrest, or at least until she has an accident and wakes up to meet a woman named Laura. Sam can’t stop thinking about her, but Laura nothing to do with Sam.

Taylor Barnes is an Army veteran, who is happy to simply work on a farm she shares with her close friends outside of town. However, when the city of Astoria struggles to maintain order after the world goes dark, she suddenly she finds herself thrust into a leadership role she never wanted. The only reason she agrees is so she can keep the world safe for Jackie, the woman she loves.

Jackie Scott, once a powerful CEO, had the world at her fingertips but is now adrift in a new reality without any of the modern conveniences she once relied on. Living on her sister’s farm near the small town of Astoria, the only stability she can rely on is Taylor, the one person who she is slowly learning to trust and, if she is willing to listen to her heart, maybe even love. The end of the world is only the beginning.


 

IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: ONLY YOU

by Tosh Baker
narrated by Hilarie Mukavitz

If you enjoy a good romance, you will enjoy this lighthearted and humorous display of true love. Both women in their early forties, cross paths in a fortunate turn of events. You will fall in love with Madison and Katherine, as they overcome the harsh elements of controversy, in a lesbian relationship.



 

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New Lesfic Goodies: January 15th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details. Or if you’re having a sale, please email me and let me know: tbmarkinson@gmail.com. Include “Sale for IHL Newsletter” in the subject line.

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Happy reading and listening,

TB

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

A PERFECT BALANCE
Romancing the Page: Book 2

by Laura Ambrose
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Emma does not want, or need, a relationship and everything that comes with one. Besides, she has her job as a science fiction editor keeping her busy. Every few weeks, she meets the mysterious S and has no-strings-attached dalliances. It’s perfect. At least until one of the newest marketing assistant walks into the board room—Sage, the anonymous girl she meets in hotel rooms.

With the marketing campaign for the biggest debut of the year heating up, there are far too many late nights or trips away that could upset Emma and Sage’s balance. Is it worth it?

The main characters have a lightly kinky relationship. There is one short instance of sexual harassment, a few brief mentions of one character previously having suicidal thoughts (not in the present storyline). 

 

JANUARY EMBERS
A Year in Paradise: Book 1

by Hildred Billings
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Welcome to Paradise Valley, where the locals thrive on the rural landscape, the quirky Oregonian living, and the history of the lesbian commune that founded it.

Mixing small town attitudes with lesbian dating? Sounds like another day in Paradise.

City girl Mikaiya “Mik” Marcott returns to her hometown to help her ailing grandmother. But who does she see first when she’s barely reached the city limits?

Ariana Mura, the girl whose heart she broke ten years ago.

Only Ari isn’t a “girl” anymore. She’s a grown woman who doesn’t take crud from anyone. The lanky Ariana with a flower crown in her long hair is now the big and tough Ari, Paradise Valley’s strongest EMT and all-around “native gal” the other townsfolk are prepared to defend.

Locking eyes with her serves a grim reminder to Mik that coming home isn’t always a small-town parade.

It reminds them both of the worst night of their lives.

In a small town like Paradise Valley, these two former lovebirds will never avoid one another. Do they make peace with their tumultuous past? Or do they acknowledge the embers of love that still simmer in their heartbroken shells?

Who will stoke the fires first?

 

STRINGS ATTACHED

by Holly Stratimore

Success. Riches. Music. Passion. It’s a life most can only dream of, but stardom comes at a cost.

Rock star Nikki Razer has worked hard to achieve her dreams and she finally has everything she ever wanted—except true love. She’s ready to find someone who can love the woman she really is, not just her rock star persona. When the band comes home for a break, she sets her sights on beautiful music teacher Drew McNally. But Drew is happy running her father’s music store and she definitely doesn’t want to date a celebrity—no matter how attractive she is. Her mother’s obsession with fame destroyed her family and Drew’s not going to let it happen again.

Nikki thought she would do whatever it took to win Drew over, but she can’t abandon her band and give up on her dreams. When it’s time to face the music, will the price be too much to pay?

 

ROYAL COURT

by Jenny Frame

Captain Quincy is a steady and reliable Royal Marines officer, decorated for gallantry after a mission that nearly killed her and the men under her command. At a crossroads in her career, Quincy reluctantly accepts when her old comrade, Queen Georgina, asks her to join the Royal Protection Command as the Queen Consort’s new protection officer.

Holly Weaver, Royal Dresser and self-confessed man-eater, starts to question her sexuality when she has a girl-crush on famous actor, Story St. John and, then, polo player and friend of George’s, Captain Quincy.

The good-looking captain’s emotionless personality is the opposite of Holly’s exuberant lust for life. When a threat to the Queen Consort emerges, Quincy and Holly clash over the best way to protect her. As the fiery passion they can’t deny begins to melt Quincy’s heart, Holly must decide how much of her own she is willing to risk.

 

ORDINARY IS PERFECT

by D. Jackson Leigh

Army veteran Catherine Daye long ago accepted her passable looks, mediocre talent, and average intelligence. In fact, she bought a rundown farm on seventy acres to retreat from the world and live out her simple, ordinary life. Atlanta marketing superstar Autumn Swan’s world is anything but simple. Constantly plugged in to what’s trending on social media, it’s her job to keep her clients ahead of the competition. When her favorite cousin dies suddenly, she finds herself the owner of a modest country home, guardian to a sullen, tomboyish ten-year-old, and neighbor to an intriguing woman who isn’t as ordinary as she appears.

 

MUSIC CITY DREAMERS

by Robyn Nyx

Louie Francis is ready for another life and she’s going to make it happen. When she sets out to make her dreams of being a songwriter in Nashville come true, she has no idea what’s in store, but she’s determined to be the person she’s always wanted to be.

Like a zillion other people, Heather King had dreams of being the next Country superstar. But it isn’t long before she figures out her real talent is in discovering the next big thing, and her dream of creating her own label is within reach. If only she can play the game just a little longer…

When they meet at the Bluebird Café, sparks fly. But Heather knows what being an out lesbian in Nashville would do to her career. Louie isn’t willing to be anything other than exactly who she is. Thrust together to work with Country royalty, they must figure out how to be Music City dreamers without losing themselves and, ultimately, each other.

 

EMILY’S ART AND SOUL

by Joy Argento

High school teacher Emily Sanders’s bucket list didn’t include getting divorced and starting a new job in a new city. Those challenges pale, however, when her mother dies and Emily finds herself caring for her sister who has Down syndrome.

When Emily meets Andi Marino she thinks she’s found a new best friend, just the right kind of fun and caring person to keep her from spending every weekend alone. So when Emily discovers she’s a lesbian and wants to explore her feelings for women, Andi seems like the perfect social guide. Except Emily doesn’t know that Andi has been attracted to her from the start and is fast falling in love with her. Caught up in exploring her sexuality, will Emily see the only woman she needs is right in front of her?

 

ROMANCE

 

COFFEE FOR TWO

by Sienna Waters
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Jazz Colton wants nothing more than a boring life. Escaping from a tumultuous past in California, she moves to Oakview seeking tranquility. She’s done with love, done with excitement, all she needs is a little calm and quiet, and her independence.

Lucy Ford has finally achieved her dream of becoming a police officer. Now that she has what she wants, she needs to deal with what she doesn’t want. And with a house full of stray cats, the one thing that Lucy doesn’t want is yet someone else to look after.

But when Jazz’s past begins to catch up with her, Lucy can’t stop herself from stepping in to help Jazz clean up the mess. And as much as Jazz doesn’t want to get attached, she just can’t stop the feelings that the beautiful cop elicits…

 

HONEY & LOVE

by Jessica Pots
Available in Kindle Unlimited

A New Year’s Eve Story

Honey

She’s been the girl of my dreams since I was seven years old.

Beautiful. Successful. A powerhouse. My rock.

She’s the woman I plan to marry.

If only I could get the chance to ask her…

Love

She’s been the girl of my dreams since I was seven years old.

Smart as a whip. Sassy. Incredible. Loyal.

She’s the woman I plan to marry.

If only I could get the chance to ask her…

When everything possible stands in their way, how does a couple one of the most important nights of their lives manage to seal their fate forever?

WARNING: This novella contains strong language and strong sexual content. Intended for 18+ years and above.

 

STAR BOUND

by Magnolia Robbins
Available in Kindle Unlimited

World renowned sci-fi television star Reese Simmons looks like she has it all – fame, wealth, a slew of beautiful women who follow her every move. Except Reese’s life is crumbling around her. She hates her job and is constantly accused of being a “reckless party animal.” Reese’s agent decides the one surefire way to get her image back on track. She has to date the worst person in the entire universe, her co-star Justine Turner.

Her solution: she needs a fake girlfriend. And fast.

Enter Lucy, the BFF. Game store manager, board game geek, the world’s most AMAZING cosplayer, and Reese’s best friend practically since birth. When Lucy finds out Reese’s predicament, there seems like only one solution: pose as fake girlfriends. And Lucy is more than willing to play the part. She’d do anything for Reese – even if it means entirely too romantic tales about their relationship, hearing she’s “incredibly beautiful”, and expert kisses in public.

The problem: Reese and Lucy have been in love with each other all their lives—and they’re both completely clueless.

This book features two best friends, roleplaying games, and countless ‘fake’ kisses and begs the question:

Who wants a real girlfriend when faking is so much fun?

 

CONTEMPORARY FICTION 

 

SUGAR RUN

by Mesha Maren

In 1989, Jodi McCarty is seventeen years old when she’s sentenced to life in prison. When she’s released eighteen years later, she finds herself at a Greyhound bus stop, reeling from the shock of unexpected freedom but determined to chart a better course for herself. Not yet able to return to her lost home in the Appalachian Mountains, she heads south in search of someone she left behind, as a way of finally making amends. There, she meets and falls in love with Miranda, a troubled young mother living in a motel room with her children. Together they head toward what they hope will be a fresh start. But what do you do with your past—and with a town and a family that refuses to forget, or to change?

Set within the charged insularity of rural West Virginia, Mesha Maren’s Sugar Run is a searing and gritty debut about making a break for another life, the use and treachery of makeshift families, and how, no matter the distance we think we’ve traveled from the mistakes we’ve made, too often we find ourselves standing in precisely the place we began.

 

EROTICA 

 

ESCAPE TO PLEASURE

Have you ever fantasized about dipping into sensual waters? Tasting exotic fruit? Watching forbidden pleasures? Ever dreamed about the erotic games lesbians  play when they’re far away from home?

When life becomes mundane, the best way to shake things up is by getting away from it all. On vacation, anything is possible and fantasies really can come true. Edgy, wild, and wanton encounters promise satisfaction for those ready to play while away.  Join these award-winning authors as they explore the sensual side of erotic lesbian travel.

 

HISTORICAL FICTION

 

THE ARRIVAL OF LADY SUTHMEER

by Connie Valientis
Available in Kindle Unlimited

All Lavina wants is to quietly marry a man who will allow her to continue her current affair with the beautiful Lady Georgia Suthmeer. But with Lady Suthmeer herself objecting to any marriage, and with Lady Suthmeer’s husband pursuing Lavina for himself, it’s easier said than done. Can Lavina balance the men and women in her life, or will she end up losing her reputation–or worse, her lover?

CW: Mentions of pregnancy, slight violence, and infidelity.

 

INTRIGUE & THRILLER / ROMANCE

 

THE ASHFORD PLACE

by Jean Copeland

Isabelle Ashford inherited her late aunt’s country home with a simple plan: a quick flip for a healthy profit, then off to buy her dream house by the water. But the house seems to have its own ideas. Startling discoveries reveal well-kept family secrets, drawing Belle into the mysteriously tragic life and death of her father’s young cousin.

A flirtatious friendship with Deputy Sheriff Ally Yates blossoms into romance as they search for answers, hoping the clues they uncover will lead to the identity of a child predator and possibly, a murderer. Now with her plan for a short, uncomplicated stay in Danville foiled by the growing mystery and her undeniable feelings for Ally, Belle must decide whether to stick with her original plan for a clean getaway back to the Connecticut shore or to follow her heart’s lead.

 

CRIME THRILLER

 

SAVING ROSE

by Kate Genet
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Driven, professional sailor Claire Wilde is home on a flying visit to see friends and family. She’s especially looking forward to catching up with best friend Zoe, and meeting Zoe’s daughter, Rose.

But Christchurch is a city on shaky ground, and when it is hit by a big earthquake, secrets are suddenly exposed that Claire and Zoe had never even guessed at. In seconds, everything is changed.

Drawn into a terrible game of cat and mouse with a paedophile and killer she never suspected, Claire finds herself chasing a man who won’t stop until he gets what he wants — three-year-old Rose. Tested even to her considerable limits, Claire is about to discover exactly how far she is willing to go to protect another woman’s child.

 

ACTION & ADVENTURE

 

HERO LEAST LIKELY

by Jessica Michelinie
Available in Kindle Unlimited

From zero to hero, ordinary to extraordinary. Marie Carter never wanted to be a superhero, but with powers like hers she doesn’t have much choice… 

After gaining superhuman abilities from an MRI machine malfunction, Marie Carter struggles to balance her everyday woes of first dates and backlogged rent payments with the responsibilities that come with being NYC’s vigilante protector. Throw in a corrupt politician trying to turn New York City into her own personal playground, and she has no idea just how in over her head she is… 


 

ROMANCE / SPECULATIVE FICTION

 

TREASON
Exodus: Book 5

by Gun Brooke

The last thing Commander Neenja KahSandra wants is to be babysitting Zoem Malderyn, an orphan who can barely remember her past, and who has just regained consciousness after being used as a template for an army of changer clones. Despite herself, she comes to care for Zoem, whose courage and vulnerability is difficult to resist.

But as Zoem starts to remember more, a deadly countdown to destruction occurs inside her. She needs to discover why the malevolent changers programed her, and how to stop herself from carrying out their plan. Can the famous sisters, Caya and Briar Lindemay, help save Zoem and the Gemoconians, or will Zoem end up sacrificing herself—before she kills them all?


 

PARANOMRAL ROMANCE

 

THE SEA PRIESTESS

by Dallas Jessica Owen
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Broken, dropped by her record label and near death, Eve is in a dark place. Once she had money, fame and a legion of adoring fans. Now she has nothing. Her only lifeline is a brother she has not seen or spoken to in years.

Taken by her brother from America to the cliffs of Cornwall in England to recover, Eve finds things are not quite what they seem. She is taken from a world few ever experience only to find another world she is totally unprepared for. A world in which a young woman named Helena is unlike any woman she has met before. A world where everything she knows is turned upside down and where magic exists. It is a world that gives her a stark choice, to die with the past, bitter and alone, or live with an uncertain future.

And with the sea calling, Eve does not have much time to make that choice.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

HUNGRY HEARTS

by Layce Gardner & Saxon Bennett
narrated by Layce Gardner

Claudia Montgomery is the best-selling author of the Nosy Parker mystery series. Her life was everything she had dreamed it would be, but it all came crashing to a halt when her parents died. As a result, she has an acute case of writer’s block. After several months, she goes to a Bed & Breakfast on the coast to relax and regenerate.

Kate is a a successful archaeologist. She loved traveling the world and studying matriarchal societies. However, her work and life were upended when her sister was arrested and sent to prison. Kate had to give up her job, go home to raise her sister’s 10-year-old twin girls, and help her aging mother run the family Bed & Breakfast.

They say that love happens when you’re least expecting it. Can Claudia and Kate satisfy their hungry hearts in each others’ arms?


 

DISCOVERING DELILAH

by Melissa Foster
narrated by Andi Arndt

After the death of her parents on the day of her college graduation, Delilah Armstrong thought she could finally follow her heart and come out to her closest friends, but the guilt of going against her parents’ beliefs haunts her. The feelings she has for her best friend, Ashley, are stronger than anything she’s felt before, but Delilah has never even kissed a girl, and fear stops her at every turn.

Ashley Carver promised herself that she would never again date another girl who wasn’t out, but that was before she met intoxicatingly sweet and sexy Delilah.

When another girl offers to teach Delilah the ropes, it changes Delilah’s whole world and gives her the courage to go after the only girl she really wants. But coming out isn’t as easy as Delilah imagined, and moving past her parents’ death and the feelings of guilt she is left with is even harder. The intense passion between Ashley and Delilah is too strong to deny, but coming together means risking everything.

Discovering Delilah is an edgy, evocative, romantic story of friendship, family, and the courage to love.


 

CAVALCADE
Vetted Series Book 2

by K’Anne Meinel
narrated by Amy Deuchler

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.



 

SALE ALERT!

 

A CLUELESS WOMAN

FREE $2.99 (Limited time only)

by TB Markinson

Lizzie Petrie feels more comfortable around books than people.

When Sarah crosses Lizzie’s path at the campus, their attraction is instant, but not without complications.

The harder she tries to keep Sarah and the rest of her friends from finding out the truth about her first girlfriend, the more endearingly clueless she becomes.

Grab a free copy of the prequel to the best-selling A Woman Lost series.  


 

BOUND

By Cynthia Dane and Hildred Billings

$0.99 $4.99 (Limited time only)

Natalie Chen is thrilled when she lands a once-in-a-lifetime internship. But things get a little complicated when she falls for her mysterious new boss… A steamy romance that explores sexuality and gender expression.

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: January 8th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

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

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details. Or if you’re having a sale, please email me and let me know: tbmarkinson@gmail.com. Include “Sale for IHL Newsletter” in the subject line.

Anyone with lesfic news, give me a shout at tbmarkinson@gmail.com.

Happy reading and listening,

TB

 

ROMANCE

 

YEAR OF THE KISS

by Giselle Fox
Available in Kindle Unlimited

A perfect year begins with a perfect kiss…

It’s New Year’s Eve and single artist Sasha is ready to celebrate, but 2018 isn’t quite done with her yet. A last-minute shock at her day job sends her reeling, and it looks like the new year will get off to a rocky start. With some help from her kilt-wearing brother in law, Rob, she makes three little wishes for a happier New Year.

PhD student Naomi isn’t doing much better, the holiday season brought her a scandalous surprise. And without a special lady to celebrate with, she winds up with her parent’s at their friend’s New Year’s bash. Unaware that her night is about to get complicated, she confides in someone that controls her fate.

When Naomi’s and Sasha’s worlds suddenly collide, New Year’s Eve takes a magical turn. But just when they both thought they’d found someone special, their two paths are unwillingly torn apart. Will Sasha have to search all of Boston to find her? Will Naomi ever see Sasha again?

Year of the Kiss is a steamy New Year’s eve novella to help you welcome in 2019.

 

HUMBUG’S HOLIDAY HOMECOMING
Homecomings Book 1

by JA Armstrong
Available in Kindle Unlimited

It’s Christmastime, and Dr. Mick Mulligan has just arrived back at her childhood home after a five-year absence. She’s determined to help her mother, Leona, care for the house she grew up in and resolved to adjust to life back in Connecticut. After the childhood loss of her father, Mick proclaimed herself a “humbug.” Mick is happier in an operating room than gathering around a Christmas tree. Holidays conjure painful memories for the doctor. The problem is, Leona Mulligan thinks she’s Mrs. Claus.

Ruby Pope has lived next door to Leona Mulligan for five years. Ruby’s become Leona’s family, and Leona has been dubbed “Grandma Lee,” by Ruby’s six-year-old son, Logan. Logan and Ruby are about to challenge everything Mick had convinced herself to be true.

Loss has played a significant role in both Mick and Ruby’s lives. Both spend their days tending to sick people in the hospital; Mick as a vascular surgeon and Ruby as an ICU nurse. Neither could save the person they loved most. Mick has made it her mission to make a difference for families like hers. One day she might save the life of a little girl’s father at Christmas. Ruby has learned that life and death are inevitable parts of the other. She views life through Logan’s eyes with a sense of possibility and wonderment. Can Ruby and Logan help Mick rediscover the wonder of Christmas? What will Mick do when she’s forced to live in her mother’s version of the North Pole?

Humbug’s Holiday Homecoming is a story about finding the strength to love despite the inevitability of loss. It’s a journey of discovery, of letting go, and of learning to hold on again. What could be more magical than falling in love?

 

LOVE ON THE MOVE

by Ellie Spark
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Recovering from a recent break-up, pilot, Kim Miller, has left San Francisco for the bright lights of New York. Putting distance between herself and her ex, Kim, who prioritizes honesty above all else, is wary of new relationships and the potential for further heartbreak.

Angela Brady has learned to be evasive about her unusual occupation. Dealing with dead people all day doesn’t make for great first date conversation. Her evasiveness extends at times to lying. Convincing herself that her lies protect those she loves is easy, but can she convince the one person who really matters?

When these two women in their thirties meet there are immediate sparks. But, is there any future for their relationship or is it doomed from the start?

 

ROMANCING THE KICKER

by Catherine Lane

Parker Sherbourne has a talent for sports and seduction—and the body to prove it. When the High Rollers, the professional football team from Las Vegas, chase after her to be their point-after specialist, she jumps at the chance. Sure, the position is only a publicity stunt, but she has always been able to turn any situation to her advantage. Carly Bartlett joins the Rollers as the newest athletic trainer and the only other female on the payroll. This dream job could bring the financial security her family desperately needs. The head trainer has only one warning: don’t get involved with a player. Not a problem. She doesn’t go for guys. When Parker reaches out to Carly for treatment, sparks fly. Will Carly fall for Parker’s charms and put her own desires ahead of her family’s? Has Parker finally found the woman who’ll make her slow down and stop playing the angles?With the macho world of football against them, can they beat the odds in this lesbian sports romance?

 

HER SURRENDER
Irresistibly Bound Book 2

by Anna Stone
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Everything is falling apart for April. Her latest relationship has self-destructed, and she’s been unexpectedly promoted to director of the library she works at, only to find that the building has been sold to a ruthless corporation that plans to tear it down and replace it with luxury apartments.

While brooding at a bar, April attracts the attention of Vicki Blake. Vicki is confident, captivating, and has looks to die for. Although April can see right through the woman’s seductive smile, she decides to go home with Vicki to forget about her problems. When Vicki gives April a glimpse of her dark desires, it leaves April wanting more.

However, April soon discovers that the woman she shared an unforgettable night with is the vice president of the company that wants to demolish her library. Vicki intends to see the project through. April is determined to stop it.

Locked in a fierce battle of wills, April and Vicki are helpless to keep the tension between them from heating up. Every time they collide, neither can resist temptation. Will their volatile love-hate relationship cause everything both of them have worked for to go up in flames?

Her Surrender is the second book in the Irresistibly Bound series, following the bestselling Being Hers. Each book in the series can be read alone.

 

BEING MARGARET
British Royals Book 4

by Q. Kelly

The future for Britain’s Princess Margaret represents a marked change from her past. For example, Margaret will not be heir to the throne much longer due to the impending birth of her nephew, and her memory, while sometimes still resembling Swiss cheese, is better than ever. However, there is one memory in particular she wants to erase. It haunts her, sometimes crowding out her other thoughts and rendering her breathless.

Tessa Donovan, a detective in New York City, is the one person Margaret thinks can help, but Tessa doesn’t want to get involved. Margaret refuses to take no for an answer. She travels to Manhattan, seeks out Tessa and ushers in a future that neither of them could have envisioned.

Can Margaret get a happy ending like her sisters did?

 

THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT

by Kim Hartfield
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Twelve years ago, Poppy and Leah vowed to get married if they were both single at thirty. After losing touch, the unlikely pair reconnects just in time to meet the deadline. A lot has happened in the meantime… like both of them coming out of the closet. Now the popular girl marrying the science geek is an actual possibility. The contract was only a joke, though – wasn’t it?

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

TIMES LIKE THESE

by Ana McKenzie
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Best-selling author Lily Hammond writing contemporary romance as Ana McKenzie!

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

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

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

 

SWEAT EQUITY
A LadyLuck Startups Romance Book 1

by Monica McCallan
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Avery Simmons’ life is in a rut. As the co-founder and creator of a lesbian dating app meant to help people find love, or at least a fun fling, the irony isn’t lost on her. Her girlfriend broke up with her, she can’t fit into her favorite jeans, and to top it off, she’s getting a new roommate who will be privy to her depressing pity party.

Personal trainer Charlie Grant wants nothing more than a clean slate and a fresh start from her old life in New York City. One of her oldest friends offers an extra room in her San Francisco duplex, but Charlie quickly finds out that it comes at an unforeseen cost. A sullen, misanthropic storm cloud of a woman already lives there, and Charlie has to wonder if cheap rent is worth her sanity.

Avery wants to hide from her feelings, and Charlie wants to run from hers. Can they both survive living together? But more than that, can they finally help one another break down their walls along the way?

This is the first book in the LadyLuck Startups Romance series but also acts as a standalone novel.

 

SHOW ME HOW

by Harley Slate
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Emily’s mom taught her love was just another con game. Now Emily has a plan to nab a billionaire of her own.

Jessica’s a cynical club owner. Hookups are no-risk thrills because insta-love isn’t a thing in Vegas.

Or at least it isn’t before Emily and Jessica collide…

This 162-page lesbian romance novel includes brief on-screen violence, extended steamy encounters, and a splash of champagne. No cheating, no cliffhangers. Complete with the happily ever after you deserve.

 

CHOICES

by Tessa Vidal

Small-town sweethearts Caro and Shell were torn apart eleven years ago.

Movie star Caro has reinvented herself as Hollywood royalty. Every inch a polished princess, she keeps her humble past a deep, dark secret.

Down-to-earth Shell refuses to hide who she is or where she came from. Her practical approach makes her the most in-demand dog behaviorist in Los Angeles.

When a fluffy dog brings them back together, the old sparks blaze again– even though they’re now complete opposites. Is it really possible for an A-list movie star to share more than a few nights with a regular girl from their old hometown? Or have they missed their chance forever?

 

EROTICA

 

WEBCAM CHAT
Jade’s Erotic Adventures Book 13

by Victoria Rush
Available in Kindle Unlimited

When recent divorcée Jade searches online for a distraction one night, she uncovers a lesbian chat room where naked women have private conversations using webcams. Eventually she meets a young college girl who confides that she’s attracted to her straight roommate.

They strike up a conversation, and before long the two women are sharing an intimate exchange. But just as things begin to get interesting, their conversation is interrupted when her roommate returns earlier than expected to their dorm.

The next night, they pick up where they left off, but this time her roommate catches them at the height of their passion. Instead of leaving the two women to their own devices, she decides to join in the fun. For the rest of the evening, the three women share an intense and increasingly steamy online encounter…

 

COZY MYSTERY

 

FOR BUTTER OR WORSE
A Jamie Bravo Mystery

by Layce Gardner & Saxon Bennett
Available in Kindle Unlimited

Jamie Bravo is new to the Private Detective business. Armed with ten thousand business cards, a fedora and trench coat, the world’s ugliest dog, a parrot who impersonates movie stars, and a gay roommate, Jamie is ready for anything. That is, until she has to go undercover at the state fair’s butter sculpting competition.

The world-renowned butter sculpter, Lehane Noster, is missing. Did somebody kill him? Where’s the body? Is it hard to sculpt butter? Should Jamie sleep with London Wells (again)? And who is the mystery red-haired woman her ex wants her to follow?

Find the answer to these questions (and more) in For Butter or Worse, the third book in the Jamie Bravo cozy mystery series.

 

SCI-FI / MILITARY / ACTION

 

CONTACT 2020

by Natalie Debrabandere
Available in Kindle Unlimited

July 2020 – Planet Earth. Freelance news photographer Sky McKenna is in New York, investigating dark rumours about the murder of US kids by the military. Urban legends? Insane lies? Children are dying, and no one knows. Meanwhile, President Trump is on track for re-election. A series of lethal asteroids recently narrowly missed the earth, and a new planet is visible in the sky. Religious zealots and end-times aficionados are whipping an already stressed-out population into even worse frenzy. As fear and violent riots increase, a state of emergency is declared across the land. These are dangerous times indeed, and yet Sky has no idea of the magnitude of the personal challenge that she is about to face. By summer’s end, she will have been transformed forever… The fate of all Humankind will be in her hands.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

IN THE DIRECTION OF THE SUN

by Lucy J. Madison
narrated by Tegan Ashton Cohan

Alex McKenzie is settled into a comfortable life in her beloved hometown of Stockbridge, MA. Everything Alex thought she knew about life and about herself changes the moment Cate Conrad blows into town. Alex falls head over heels in love with the free-spirited artist and sailor but Cate’s complicated past makes it impossible for her to commit. Devastated, Alex tries to heal her heart by hiking the famed Appalachian Trail while Cate takes to the water. Can Alex and Cate find their way back to each other?


 

FIREFLIES

by Lise Gold
narrated by Stevie Zimmerman

Senior purser Mia Donoghue is always on the go, leaving her little time for herself. She doesn’t mind being busy; it provides distraction from painful memories and her daily struggle to stay sober.

Captain Ava Alfarsi has just been promoted, carrying more responsibility than she’s ever had before. As a single, young, and attractive captain, Ava has no problem meeting women, but her control issues and fear of people finding out she’s far from perfect stand in the way of connecting with others on a deeper level.

When the two become aware of each other’s deepest secrets, they find comfort in the knowledge they’re not alone. The attraction is undeniable as they embark on a healing journey together.

Can Ava learn to let go, and can Mia somehow make peace with her past?

Both searching for strength to fight their demons, they never expected to find strength in each other. But is passion enough to keep the fire burning?


 

UNLEASHED: Case of the Great Danish

by Erik Schubach
narrated by Claire Buchignani

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

Finnegan can’t seem to help herself from getting embroiled in trouble. It just seems to follow her around. On a simple visit to a bakery to get her jerk cop a danish, she lands herself in the middle of dognapping and death.

It is up to Detective Jane McLeary to find Finnegan as she flees through a blizzard in the middle of New York City with a huge Great Dane before her relentless pursuer catches her.


 

SALE ALERT!

 

TWICE IN A LIFETIME

by Clare Lydon

$0.99 $7.99 (limited time only)

Once bitten, twice shy?

When her first love walks back into her life, Harriet Locke is thrown – because Sally McCall still looks as gorgeous as ever. The trouble is, Sally doesn’t trust Harriet, and with good reason: she hasn’t forgotten the past.

Will Harriet and Sally be lucky enough to find love twice in a lifetime?


 

WHERE SHADOWS LINGER
Intertwined Soul Series
Eva & Zoe Book 2

by Mary D. Brooks

$0.99 $3.99 (limited time only)

Eva Muller and Zoe Lambros flee to Australia seeking refuge from World War II ravaged Greece. They struggle in an intolerant society whilst dealing with their haunted war-time memories and hiding their forbidden love.

With the horrors of the war behind them, Eva and Zoe forge a new life together. The war is over but the shadows from their past emerge to shatter their peace and endanger their lives.

They are about to find out the hard way that moving thousands of miles away does not protect them from those that wish them harm.


 

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New Lesfic Goodies: December 18th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

NEW BOOKS

LIFE IN BITS
by Harper Bliss &
T.B. Markinson

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Holiday Romance

Can a Christmas romance mend a life that’s broken to pieces?

Eileen Makenna is a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer who has traveled the world for over two decades, chasing the next big story. She returns home for the holidays shattered by a life-altering event and facing the terrifying prospect she’ll never be able to work again.

When Eileen meets Naomi Weaver, a small-town girl who dedicates her free time to helping those in need, Eileen is entranced by Naomi’s zest for life. Can Eileen overcome her inner demons and troubled family relationships to let Naomi in?

Best-selling lesbian romance authors Harper Bliss & T.B. Markinson have teamed up to bring this touching age-gap love story to life. Grab your copy of the holiday romance that’s the talk of the season.

 

A MATCH MADE AT CHRISTMAS
by Ellen Jane

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Holiday Romance

Lee has been secretly in love with her best friend’s older sister, Jo, for eight years when a fortune-teller proclaims Jo is ready to return Lee’s feelings.

At first, Lee doesn’t believe her, but when she finds a mysterious book of matches that bring good luck when they’re lit, it seems Christmas miracles could be real. But just as fate favours her, her luck fails. The magic goes awry, and every time she strikes a match, disaster occurs.

The fortune-teller warns Lee that something is interfering with her destiny, and she needs to look inward to find the solution. Can Lee figure out what is ruining her luck before she hurts someone, or should she give up on her Christmas dreams altogether?

A Christmas short story of approximately 16k words (~40 pages). Full of mutual pining, cosy romance, and Christmas cheer.

 

THE A TO Z OF GIRLFRIENDS
by Natasha West

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romantic Comedy

Izzy Mortimer is getting married. But as that trip down the aisle draws near, she finds herself wondering if she’s got what it takes to make a marriage work… Izzy goes on a side-splitting trip down memory lane, visited by the ghost of girlfriends past as she tries to understand how she got to where she is and where she’s going next. From first love to the woman she’s choosing to spend her life with, it’s a winding, chaotic trip filled with hilarious blunders and comical bad decisions.

An entertaining romantic comedy novel from the author of ‘The Plus One’ and ‘By Any Other Name’, ‘The A to Z of Girlfriends’ is the story of every mistake that takes you to where you need to be.

 

BLISSFULLY BLINDSIDED
by Robin Alexander

Romantic Comedy

Blaze Sonnier has had a bad year. In the spring she made national news while dressed as the Easter Bunny in a brawl where she was trying to defend herself, and earned the moniker Bitch Slap Bunny. In the fall the mother who abandoned Blaze for an acting career showed up on her doorstep, not only injured from an accident but broke and in need of a place to stay. While on a bike ride to purge her stress Blaze encounters one small (in physical stature only) silver lining with a flat tire.

The job Caleigh Breaux took after graduating college required her to live as a nomad into her late thirties. Weary of traveling, hotels and being unable to have a real relationship, she made a career change. Though she hoped the change would lead her to meet the woman of her dreams she’s stunned when it happens the night she rolls into the town of Falcon, Louisiana.

In her latest romantic comedy, Robin Alexander has woven another tale with her trademark humor about small-town life, family, forgiveness, and falling in love.

 

ASK ME AGAIN
E.J. Noyes

Romance

What do you do when the source of all your problems is the one thing you don’t know how to fix?

With Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell nothing more than an unpleasant memory, US Army surgeon Sabine Fleischer is ready to move on with her life—if she can just figure out how to move past her PTSD. Fresh from her first deployment since surviving a vehicle attack in Afghanistan, Sabine is finding the things she’s tried so hard to push aside aren’t as easy to ignore as she’d hoped.

Sabine’s girlfriend and ex-commanding officer Rebecca Keane is happily settled into her new job running a trauma department in a civilian hospital. Life with Sabine is everything Rebecca ever wanted. But when Sabine’s PTSD reappears worse than before, she’s left struggling with her own guilt.

There’s no doubt that both Sabine and Rebecca want the same thing. But how do you help the most important person in your life when they don’t want to need your help?

Ask Me Again is the must-read sequel to the best-selling Ask, Tell.

 

AS ALL OUR FIRES BURN
by Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

A stand-alone novel, and the third installment in the Elemental series of romances set in Japan.

On the one-year anniversary of her son’s death, Sayuri finds herself on a subway station platform, and she doesn’t know how she got there.

Neither does Miwa, the station employee who has one eye on the lost and weary woman the moment their paths cross.

All it takes is one precarious step, and both Sayuri and Miwa are enveloped in a whirlwind relationship that brings them closer to the edge than ever before. For schoolteacher Sayuri, that means letting go of the life that is no longer hers to claim. For train enthusiast Miwa, it’s realizing that there is more to human existence than isolation and struggling to get by.

Every time they think about one another, a spark is ignited.

Every time they speak, kindling is thrown into the flame.

And every time they touch, the fire grows hotter.

Imagine what a single kiss contains.

AS ALL OUR FIRES BURN is a standalone romance. It contains themes of losing a child (before the start of the story,) and depression.

 

MADELEINE
by Emma Nichols

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Madeleine isn’t like other grieving war widows.

Claudette isn’t like other young French women.

As their lives collide, Madeleine and Claude will discover a depth of connection and desire they never knew could exist. Can their love flourish in post-WW2 France or will their past derail their future?

If you like your novels with strong leading ladies, smouldering chemistry and an epic love story that twists and turns, then you’ll love Emma Nichol’s latest lesbian romance.

 

PIECES OF ME
by L.M Croft

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Alex Rivera is finally free. After spending ten years with a man she didn’t love, could leaving town give her everything she’s ever wanted? A woman. The chance to be happy…

Blake Jenkins is very much the hot neighbor in her hometown, but the scars of her marriage have been too much to overcome. Forever pulling away from what she truly wants, life changes in the blink of an eye. Just when Blake believes she has it all, she discovers everything isn’t quite as it seems.

Pasts. Old flames.

Can she battle one final time for the life she’s always dreamed about, or will love ultimately defeat her?

 

IT’S COMPLICATED
by Evelyn Dar

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Bailey Torres is hopelessly in love with Caitlyn Hunter. And who could blame her? Caitlyn is smart, generous and the kind of beautiful that makes Bailey’s stomach do backflips, then front flips, then somersaults. Needless to say, Caitlyn’s perfect in every way…well, she would be if she wasn’t Bailey’s high school English teacher.

On graduation night, fueled by liquid courage, Bailey does the unthinkable and confesses her love to her former teacher. She’s all in and hopes Caitlyn will be too. Who cares if there’s an obstacle…or two…or ten in their path? True love conquers all, doesn’t it?

 

THE DOMINATRIX
Jade’s Erotic Adventures
Book 12
by Victoria Rush

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Erotica

When recent divorcée Jade searches online for something to change up her boring sex life, she finds an ad for a dominatrix. Intrigued, she clicks on the link and begins to learn all about the exciting world of bondage and domination.

She books an appointment with the sexy redhead and when she gets to her pleasure palace, she’s shocked to see the wide assortment of whips and bondage equipment. After signing a waiver and establishing her safe word, Jade is tied up into a strange harness hanging from the ceiling.

For the next two hours, she’s teased and punished by the pretty domme until she’s begging for sexual release. By the time her session is over, Jade experiences the most erotic encounter of her life.

 

HEAVEN IS TO YOUR LEFT
Juliana Series
Book 4
by Vanda

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Historical Romance

How far would you go to save the person you loved?

It’s 1956. In Heaven is to Your Left (Book 4 of the Juliana Series) Alice (Al) and Juliana arrive home from a successful run at Le Lido in Paris, only to be greeted by Dan Schuyler who has threatened to reveal to the world the nature of their “immoral” relationship. Under this threat Schuyler has gotten Juliana to sign a contract with him to be in a Broadway play. Now, the control and manipulation begins. Al seeks a way to free Juliana from this man’s clutches. She turns to Max, accomplished businessman, owner of two night clubs, to help her. There must be something he can do; he has friends who are gangsters. Still, Max does nothing. Or does he? Al knows she has to act. She knows gangsters too.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

SOUL OF THE PACK
Wolfgang County Novella
by Jenny Frame
narrated by AJ Ferraro

Wolf expert Maddox “Ripp” Rippington knows nothing about her past and has only ever felt at home among her wolves at Willow Creek Wolf Sanctuary. When the Sanctuary is shut down, she’s lost. The only clue to her past is a birth certificate with the name Ansel Wolfgang on it, but she has never been brave enough to track her father down. Until now.

Kindergarten teacher Kyra Wolfgang is more than attracted to the mysterious human who arrives in Wolfgang County, a human as dominant and confident as any wolf she has ever met. For the first time in her life, Kyra knows the passion she has always longed for. But with the Wolfgang Alpha and Second distrustful of Ripp’s sudden appearance and her claim of a connection to the pack, does Kyra and Ripp’s love stand a chance?

 

NORTHERN LIGHTS
by Lise Gold
narrated by Addison Barnes

Hannah Hudson decides to take a break from her busy restaurant and her life in London after her girlfriend, who she thought she’d spend her life with, suddenly walks out on her. She travels to a small boutique hotel in Kirkenes, Norway, hoping to spend a peaceful and relaxing Christmas by herself.

Kristine Miller loves adventure. A bank manager living in a small town in Louisiana, she’ll take every opportunity she can get to explore the world. Kristine travels to Norway hoping to see the famous northern lights but when she meets Hannah, a fellow guest at her hotel, she realizes soon enough that the northern lights might not be the most fascinating thing there.

Both women expected Christmas in Norway to be special but neither of them expected it to bring magic into their lives…

 

AS THE CROW FLIES
by Karen F. Williams
narrated by Brittni Pope

Samantha Weller, a forensic scientist turned paranormal novelist, owes her life and writing career to a crow that saved her from certain death. When she buys an old bookend that looks like her avian muse, her world begins to resemble the plots of her novels.

Determined to find the mate to her bookend, Samantha and her antiquarian sidekick, Liz, go on a search leading them to the beautiful and wealthy Gwen Laraway. Samantha is instantly smitten, but the age difference has Gwen second-guessing Samantha’s interest.

Meanwhile, Liz is crushing on Gwen’s niece, Isabel. As clueless as she is sensuous, Isabel hasn’t had a date since her high school prom ten years ago, and she’s petrified to act on her sudden attraction to Liz.

Romance seems to be blooming all around, but problems arise when a restless ghost emerges from the ether to roam the dark corners of this haunting tale that explores the quantum mechanics of immortality.


 


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Guest Post: Family Ties by Jeannie Levig

Bold Strokes Books author Jeannie Levig is here to discuss her latest release.

Thank you, TB, for hosting me again on I Heart Lesfic. It’s such a pleasure to be here.

Family Ties

This time of year, as we head into the holidays, the topic of family comes up for many of us. For some it brings smiles and memories of past holiday seasons and traditions or even the warm, tingly feelings that can bubble up from remembering a particular event, scene, or family member that touched us deeply and made a difference in our lives, regardless of the season. For others, tensions and long-held grievances can resurface for another go-around. For many of us in the LGBT community, we have two families—our family of birth and origin and our chosen family that we’ve created from our hearts and that we embrace in love at least as much, and sometimes more, than we do our birth families.

My new book, A Wish Upon A Star, a December release from Bold Strokes Books, is the story of the creation of one such family. It’s a contemporary romance in which Leslie Raymond returns to the childhood home she once shared with her parents in an attempt to heal the heartbreak of losing the family she’d created and thought no one could ever take from her. In her early fifties, she determines that family life isn’t for her, and vows never to get involved with a woman with a child again. Then she meets’ the little girl next door, seven-year-old Siena and her enticing mother, Erica.

Erica Cooper, the single mom of a child with autism, gave up on relationships when Siena’s father walked away from them both shortly after Siena’s diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. She’s content putting all of her emotional focus on the needs of her daughter and keeps her distance from any thoughts of romantic commitments.

But when the two of them meet, the draw to one another is strong and complicated more by Siena’s quick attachment to Leslie and the little dog Leslie picked up along the way as well as both women’s concern for Siena’s well-being. The friendship that evolves into love between the four of them is a force that can’t be denied. Can Leslie’s and Erica’s rational decisions to avoid such entanglements stand up to the power that the call to family holds?

For the call to family is a powerful one, whether it be to our birth families, even if they present challenges, or our chosen families that form sometimes without our realization until it’s done. I believe the people we end up in family with don’t end up in our lives by accident or at random. I think these people are in our lives in that capacity to tie us to them so we can work things out with them, even if they themselves are the things we need to work out.

So during this holiday season, whatever family you plan to be with, be with them in love and gratitude for their roles in your life. We can agree with them, or not. We can be close to them or as far away as we want. They can be part of our birth family or those with whom we choose to form family ties. But they are family.

A Wish upon a Star is now available everywhere

 

A WISH UPON A STAR

Romance

Leslie Raymond spent the past two years wishing her life had taken a different turn. It’s time for a fresh start, a move across the country, and a new set of rules to help heal her heart—no straight women, no women with kids, and no commitment. But when she meets her new neighbors, the beautiful Erica and her special needs daughter, Siena, she struggles against the pull she immediately experiences.

Erica Cooper has learned to rely only on herself. She knows most people don’t stick around when the going gets tough. And when caring for child with autism, the going can get tough fast. She is content with the quiet and emotionally safe life she’s constructed, but when they are befriended by their kind, playful, and—damn it—really hot new neighbor, the walls protecting her heart threaten to crumble.

So much for good intentions and firm resolutions–neither stand a chance when the stars align for love.

MEET THE AUTHOR

Jeannie Levig is an award-winning author of lesbian fiction and a proud and happy member of the Bold Strokes Books family. Her debut novel, Threads of the Heart, and her romantic intrigue, Into Thin Air, both won Goldie Awards from the Golden Crown Literary Society, and her contemporary romance, Embracing the Dawn, won a Rainbow Award and was a Goldie finalist.

Raised by an English teacher, Jeannie has always been surrounded by literature and novels and learned to love reading at an early age. She tried her hand at writing fiction for the first time under the loving encouragement of her eighth grade English teacher and graduated from college with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She is deeply committed to her spiritual path and community, her family and friends,  and to writing the best stories possible to share with her readers.

She loves writing, reading, movies and lives in Central California.

Visit Jeannie at her website, JeannieLevig.com, or send her an e-mail to Jeannie@JeannieLevig.com. She’d love to hear from you.

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: December 11th Edition

Here are the latest book releases.

NEW BOOKS

 

NAUGHTY LIST
by KC Luck

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Holiday Romance / Short Story

Christmas is coming … Holly is having trouble getting into the holiday spirit. When the only romance in her life consists of Hallmark movie marathons, she’s pretty sure things could not get more discouraging. When a knock sounds at the door, Holly suddenly finds herself face-to-face with a stranger. A hot, handsome butch named Nic. When the chemistry sparks between them, Holly is faced with a tantalizing new dilemma – will she be naughty or nice?

Need a little something to warm you up for a spell on a cold winter’s night? This steamy short story is exactly what you need.

 

A KIND OF MIRACLE
by Emma Chamberlain &
Blythe Stone

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Holiday Romance

When a young doctor meets a mysterious woman on the night of her own wedding, she can’t seem to avoid the fact that she’s attracted to her.

A Christmas romance for gay women, A Kind of Miracle… follows in the footsteps of much needed lesbian romcom’s like Saving Face and Imagine Me & You.

 

MISTLETOE KISSES
by Charlie Conwell

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Holiday Romance

Hannah left her home, family and friends in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland at the age 25. She not only wanted to find herself but wanted to be true to herself.

She builds a life for herself in New York and has everything that she could ever want. The only thing missing from her life is a lover.

She makes a trip home for the first time in twenty years to celebrate Christmas.

What kind of welcome will she get?

Meeting Allison, her younger sister’s best friend the sparks fly between them but Hannah is hesitating because of the age gap between them.

Can she allow herself to follow her heart and fall for the younger woman?

Could she find her once in a lifetime love?

 

BREAKING CHARACTER
by Lee Winter

Romance

Life has become a farcical mess for icy British A-lister Elizabeth Thornton. America’s most-hated villain stars in a top-rated TV medical drama that she hates. Now, she’s been romantically linked to her perky, new co-star, Summer, due to the young woman’s clumsiness. As a closeted actress, that’s the last thing Elizabeth needs. If she could just get her dream movie role, life would be so much better. The only problem is that the eccentric French film-maker offering it insists on meeting her “girlfriend”, Summer, first.

Summer Hayes is devastated when her co-star shuns her for accidentally sparking rumors they’re lovers. Now the so-called British Bitch has the audacity to ask Summer to pretend to be her girlfriend to get her a role? Elizabeth doesn’t even like Summer! Oh, how she’d love to tell her no. And Summer definitely would if it wasn’t for the fact she’s maybe a tiny bit in love with the impossible woman.

A lesbian celebrity romance about gaining love, losing masks, and trying to stick to the script.

 

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN BRIDES
A Modern Lesbian Fairy Tale
Book 3
by Emily Sharp

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Jenna Snow has given up on the idea of love after her one and only relationship ended in heartbreak. With the threat of foreclosure on her family’s ranch looming, she has tried unsuccessfully to save it. Hope returns when her best friend suggests Jenna audition for a new reality show, Broken Brides. The chance of winning the top cash prize is too much to resist and Jenna agrees to do it, even if it means telling a little lie….

Princess Isabella Charming, CEO of the namesake company, does not believe in love. She has seen the lengths women will go to in order to get close to her and her money, and has closed off her heart because of it. Hosting her own reality series to show the world a new form of AI technology, Isabella promises the winner a large cash prize and a chance to win her heart, but her love is something that no one can ever win no matter how hard they try. But when her eyes fall on Jenna, she begins to consider that love just might be worth a second chance.

As the show progresses, Jenna worries that her lie about her sexuality has gone too far, and the feelings in her heart towards Isabella become a little too real. As for Isabella, she must consider whether or not the innocent woman she desires is truly different from all the rest.

For these two to have the happily ever after they deserve, Isabella must once again trust her heart and Jenna will have to realize what the greatest prize really is.

Snow White and the Seven Brides is a stand-alone novel about Coming Out in Emily Sharp’s newest book of her Modern Lesbian Fairy Tale series.

 

TAKING CHANCES
by Erin McKenzie

Romance

Children’s librarian Valerie Cruz has worked hard to make a comfortable life for herself since aging out of the foster care system. She loves her job but avoids intimate connections—life has taught her that she can only count on herself. When she gets the opportunity to become a foster parent, Val decides to take the leap. If she can help kids, she’ll do it, even if it means reentering the system.

Foster care case worker Paige Wellington is passionate about her work, and she’s been a foster parent herself. When she meets the beautiful Valerie Cruz, she is drawn to her in a way she can’t explain, even though Valerie seems to want nothing to do with her. But when they clash over what is in the best interest of the children in Valerie’s care, the children may be the ones who teach them that it’s worth taking chances for love.

 

SECOND IN COMMAND
A Fairview Station Novel
Book 2
by VK Powell

Romance

Lieutenant Jazz Perry finds a young girl wandering the downtown streets alone late at night. As the child becomes attached to her, Jazz is reminded of her own experiences in foster care and takes a personal interest even when she knows she should maintain professional distance.

Social worker Emory Blake is good at her job helping children in challenging situations. She believes in the system and knows it works if you let it. When Jazz starts interfering in the case and bypassing the rules, Emory is torn between her responsibilities and an unwelcome attraction she can’t deny.

When on the job responsibilities collide with desires of the heart, becoming personally involved is the only choice.

 

SEASCAPE
by Karis Walsh

Romance

Marine biologist Tess Hansen has left her high-tech lab at Evergreen College and returned to Washington’s northern coast to take care of her aging parents. Although her new job studying orcas in the Pacific excites her, she finds life in the small town where she grew up to be stifling and boring. Until she meets Brittany James.

Chemist Britt James has made the move from a hectic city to the rural coast as well, but she embraces the isolation. She’s looking for a way to reconnect with the environment and make amends for the damage her chemical company has done, and Tess’s center for orca research is a top contender for her endowment.

Change has become an unwelcome part of Tess’s life and a desperate hope for Britt. Can these two women find a place of refuge with each other?

 

FRIENDS WITHOUT BENEFITS
by Dena Blake

Romance

Dex Putnam has been in love with her best friend Grace Standish since the fifth grade. Grace is smart, beautiful, and most unfortunately, straight. Life would’ve been perfect if Grace had only loved her back, but when Grace gets married, Dex knows it’s time to move on. Then Dex meets Emma Lawson, and her life takes a whole new direction. Only trouble is, she never expected to have to choose between her best friend and her new love.

Emma Lawson is successful and happy except when it comes to love. She’s been alone for a year and has no intention of giving love another chance, until falling for Dex changes everything. When Grace comes between them, Emma refuses to be second best. Can Emma show Dex what true love really looks like?

 

BREAKING DOWN HER WALLS
by Erin Zak

Romance

Leaving is what Julia Finch does best.

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

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

 

A WISH UPON A STAR
by Jeannie Levig

Romance

Leslie Raymond spent the past two years wishing her life had taken a different turn. It’s time for a fresh start, a move across the country, and a new set of rules to help heal her heart—no straight women, no women with kids, and no commitment. But when she meets her new neighbors, the beautiful Erica and her special needs daughter, Siena, she struggles against the pull she immediately experiences.

Erica Cooper has learned to rely only on herself. She knows most people don’t stick around when the going gets tough. And when caring for child with autism, the going can get tough fast. She is content with the quiet and emotionally safe life she’s constructed, but when they are befriended by their kind, playful, and—damn it—really hot new neighbor, the walls protecting her heart threaten to crumble.

So much for good intentions and firm resolutions–neither stand a chance when the stars align for love.

 

JOINT VENTURE
Addy and Karen Series
Book 4
by Tey Holden

Romance

When the stables burn, Addy ends up with a gun in her hand to defend Karen and Alex. She takes the shot that, in the most unusual way, ends the ordeal with Karen’s family. Then when Alejandro begins to race, old fears return. Later, when the local vet enters the scene, she becomes enamored with an old family friend.

Alex loves JP’s hilarious eccentricities, but he drives Karen over the edge. Disaster and prejudice come to town, and Addy and Karen face them off. Still, in the midst of it all, there is a child to raise, a school to change, and a town to fix. The future and the story belong to Alex.

 

BLOOD ECHO
by L. E. Royal

Paranormal Romance

When her abusive father finally goes too far, shy eighteen-year-old Rayne Kennedy finds that her savior is far from an angel. Lost and alone she is completely enraptured by the beautiful but murderous, Scarlett. Taken on an adventure by the vampire’s well-intentioned sister, Rayne is drawn into Vires, a dark and dangerous vampire world, where humans are little more than natural resources to be exploited.

In a society that has been turned upside down while learning to live inside its constraints, Scarlett Pearce may not be much more than a slave to a power-hungry Government and the violent bloodlust that consumes her may be all her own. Before she loses herself in a world unlike anything she has ever known, Rayne needs to find Scarlett and the answers to those questions.

 

UNEXPECTED PARTNERS
by Michelle Larkin

Romance / Intrigue & Thriller

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

Detective Dana Blake is still mourning the death of her wife. When she discovers Chloe’s abductor is the same serial killer who took her wife’s life, she insists on protecting her. Both women are caught off guard by their developing attraction as they build their case, on the run from a clever sociopath. Danger lurks behind every corner, and a killer is intent on recapturing his prey. Except this time, he has his eye on Dana, too.

 

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
by Carsen Taite

Romance / Intrigue & Thriller

Senator Meredith Mitchell has been groomed from young adulthood for a future run for president, and as scion of a political dynasty, every public and private move she makes is carefully calculated. But Meredith’s focus on the right causes, the right people, and the right timing evaporates when she meets Stevie Palmer, a dashing public defender with a hard knock past. A firebrand like Stevie is the last person she should be associating with, especially when Meredith’s political future turns into right now, and her party urges her to enter the presidential race.

Attorney Stevie Palmer refuses to be limited by the low expectations of others or by taking the politically safe route. Cautious, media-perfect presidential candidate Meredith Mitchell is the last woman she expected to fall for, but Stevie has never hesitated to pursue her passions. When her client reveals a Mitchell family scandal that could derail Meredith’s career, everything Meredith and Stevie value hangs in the balance, including Meredith’s shot at the presidency and their chance at love.

 

INVALID EVIDENCE
by Stevie Mikayne

Crime & Mystery

Just when she is most needed at home, private investigator Jil Kidd is sent to the island of St. Eméline to investigate the death of an orca trainer at a sea aquarium. Once there, she discovers that the death might not have been the fault of the killer whale who’s getting the blame. As the investigation heats up, she discovers a toxic work environment, corporate fraud, and a whole whack of motive for murder. Not to mention her very attractive employer, who doesn’t bother to hide her interest in Jil.

Back at home, Jil’s partner, Jessica, copes with major life changes in the form of an unexpected death and an illness that forces the end of her career as a high school principal. Can Jil and Jess find a way to come back together and endure the waves of this tsunami?

 

ANSWERING THE CALL
by Ali Vali

Crime & Mystery

As New Orleans recovers from Hurricane Katrina, Detective Sept Savoie recovers from a gunshot wound with the help of her new love Keegan Blanchard. As the city returns to normal, so does the crime rate. Sept’s first case back on the job is a strangely ritualistic killing, which quickly escalates into serial murder. As the bodies start to pile up, the last thing Sept needs is the city’s newest celebrity crime writer, Nicole Voles, poking into the case looking for information for a new bestseller, especially when Nicole appears just as interested in Keegan as she is in murder. Time is running out and innocent lives are on the line. But with all her focus on finding a killer, the secretive and seductive Nicole Voles may just steal what matters to Sept most.

 

MARKED MALICE
Book 24
by K’Anne Meinel

Mystery

Would you know how to bring someone back to life? Well, Alice is not just a killer…she once brought her wife back to life. And now, her wife has an opportunity to repay her. But can Alice keep fact and fiction straight while trying to avoid sharing the gruesome details of her recent adventures with her teenage children? What happens when one of the children learns some of what Alice has been through? And what happens when Alice and Kathy realize their children aren’t the only ones aware of Alice’s deeds during her time away? Join Kathy and Alice as they answer two vitally important questions: ‘Who believes they have damning evidence that gives them the power to control Alice Weaver?’ and ‘Can these two women salvage their marriage…do they even want to?’

 

DRAGON WHISPER
The Dark Age Trilogy
Book 1
by Niamh Murphy

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Fantasy

A LOOMING WAR. A DEVASTATING BLIGHT. A GOD HUNGRY FOR SOULS.

To save herself, she will first have to save the world.

In the dying forests of the Weald Wood, Breanna, a young outcast, is simply trying to earn a Hunter’s axe.

When she witnesses the sacred Forest Drake kill her father and destroy her village home, she knows her life is forever altered. But Breanna holds a secret that could be the key to stopping the Ancient Dragon God’s rampage.

The fate of every being in the land now depends on one young woman who can hear the Dragon’s Whisper.

Will she find her courage, or see her world destroyed?

 

LESBIAN BOOK BINGO


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New Lesfic Goodies: December 4th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

 

NEW BOOKS

 

A WOMAN LOVED
by T.B. Markinson

FINAL DAY FOR SPECIAL RELEASE PRICE
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Holiday Romance

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

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

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

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

 

SECOND CHANCE AT CHRISTMAS
by Emily Engberts

Holiday Romance

Josie doesn’t want to spend yet another Christmas as the only single adult at the family dinner. So, instead, she books a week long holiday to her favourite island.

What she hasn’t counted on is running into her old summer fling, the one girl she could never forget.

Sanne is freshly heartbroken, and instead of having to deal with her parents’ pitying looks over Christmas dinner, she decides to still go on the winter holiday she’d booked.

But when she sees Josie at the cafe, she can’t help how her heart beats faster or how much she wants the other woman to hold her.

What starts as a shared meal at a cafe, followed by the first snow of the season, could turn into much more.

They lost their chance of being together when they spent the summers on the island as teens, but can they take it now that they’re adults?

 

FALLING FOR LUCKY
by Giselle Fox

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Juliet’s got a job that most women would die for, she runs a column and video blog for a food magazine. But while everything else might seem rosy in her world, her love life is woefully non-existent. When she finds a discarded jewelry box, things start to happen with a strange twist of luck.

An old friend invites her on a last-minute bachelorette party tour, an all-expenses-paid motorcycle trip along Italy’s romantic Amalfi Coast. It could be just another one of those strange coincidences that keep happening, but Juliet is thrilled to tag along for the ride. When she meets Leoni, the gorgeous Italian motorcycle racer, Juliet starts to question a lot more than her luck.

But fate still has a few tricks up its sleeve and Juliet finds herself cruising a bumpy road. Can she capture the love she’s always been after or is she heading for a crash course with destiny?

 

BY DESIGN
The Beginning
by JA Armstrong

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Building bridges has a very different meaning for Jameson Reid than it does for Candace Fletcher. J.D. Reid spends her days designing some of the most elegant and majestic buildings and homes in North America. U.S. Senator Candace Fletcher has spent her life working to build bridges between people. J.D. Reid is not who Candace Fletcher was expecting to arrive on her doorstep. Candace will challenge all of Jameson’s preconceptions about the women of Washington D.C. The enigmatic architect will test the resolve of the Junior Senator from New York. Two women will discover that falling in love may be out of their control but creating a relationship in the world of politics and business is completely BY DESIGN.

Follow Candace, Jameson, and the lovable lunatics of the Fletcher-Reid clan through romance, friendship, ups and downs of creating a blended family. The inner workings of Washington politics pale by comparison to a house full of opinionated and animated parents, children, and grandchildren. Discover that whatever can’t be cured with fortune cookies, Bible Study, or wine, can always be remedied with a steady dose of love and laughter.

This special edition includes the first three books in the best-selling BY DESIGN series with bonus content NOT featured in the short-stories. It also includes LESSON PLANS, a reader-requested, spin-off to BY DESIGN that features Candace’s daughter, Michelle Fletcher.

 

THE BUCKET LIST
by CJ Murphy

Romance

Professor Jordan Armstrong, a biogenetic engineer, is at an impasse in her super food research. In order to move forward, she is adamant that her former professor, Noeul Scott, is the key. The problem is, Noeul vanished after a personal tragedy. Jordan stumbles upon a coded ‘bucket list’ that she hopes will reveal clues to where she’s gone. With the help of her cryptologist sister, Jordan follows clues to several National Parks where hidden memorials to Noeul’s deceased wife, contain the next set of coded ciphers. Jordan must decode each in order to reveal the next location. Along this expedition, she is guided by something, or someone, she can’t see. Unexplained happenstances continue to direct her steps.

 

LESFIC TALES
by Erzabet Bishop

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance / Short Story Collection

Join USA Today Erzabet Bishop as she weaves thirteen lesbian tales of wild magic, a ghost walk, toe curling travel plans, kinky places, and stories of terror that will leave you wanting more.

 

TECHROMANCY SCROLLS
AVALON
Book 5
by Erik Schubach

Paranormal Romance

Almost three thousand years after an extinction level event on Earth, mankind seeks to regain its former glory, in a new world where magic and technology collide.

After Avalon’s tanks and guns lose a massive confrontation against the Knights and magic of Sparo, they finally agree to peace talks.

Laney and the other Templars are chosen to lead the peace envoy that travels to the mysterious land of the north, which has so much of the technology from the Great Wizards of the Before.

The mission is put in peril when they learn who leads the Avalonian peace envoy.

Overtures of peace, amazing discoveries, and duplicitous actions make this the most dangerous mission that Laney, Celeste, and their allies have ever embarked upon. Their actions will mean either the end of hostilities, saving countless thousands of lives on both sides, or the re-ignition of the war between the two lands.

 

MONITORING MALICE
Malice Series
Book 23
by K’Anne Meinel

Mystery

Alice is home and must explain to Kathy why she watched her family go on with their lives and didn’t show herself.

While she watches her wife being set up by thugs in positions of authority and is forced to witness Kathy’s first foray into dating since being widowed, Alice struggles to control her murderous temper! She must learn to be patient…very patient.

Come along for the ride as we see things from Alice’s distinct point of view.

 

KILLER INSTINCT
by Barbara Winkes

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Thriller

Joanna’s career ends after she kills a murderer and fails to cover her tracks. After serving a prison sentence, she struggles to pick up the pieces. The only person from her old life still keeping in touch is Vanessa, the Internal Affairs Inspector who was the lead investigator in Joanna’s case. Guilt and open questions define their tentative friendship.

When there’s a new development in one of Joanna’s old cases, she can’t stay away, even at the cost of losing everything…including Rue, the woman she’s been falling for…

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

MEANT TO BE
by Jea Hawkins
narrated by Lori Prince

The girl who got away.

Twenty years ago, best friends Alice and Misty shared a kiss…

…and then their entire relationship unraveled.

Alice Cavanaugh has spent the past twenty years trying to forget her best friend’s betrayal. She moved on with her life as a single mother and librarian in her hometown. But when Alice finds out Misty is coming for their high school reunion, she can no longer hide her feelings.

In 1996, Misty Morse promised Alice they would go to Seattle together, so Misty could pursue her dream of being a musician. With one quick, fearful decision, though, Misty ended up on her own. And she has regretted it ever since.

When Misty returns, the former friends are thrown together for more than a week in small-town Vermont. Can Alice forgive Misty for leaving her behind all those years ago? And will Misty tell Alice how she really felt about her all along?

 

BRIDGE
by Rain McAlistair
narrated by Madeleine Brolly

Natash is a woman with a problem. The party lifestyle that she enjoyed with her partner, Helen is about to come crashing to an abrupt end.

While she battles with her addiction she meets the charismatic Caroline who has the way of life that she yearns for.

As Helen resists all change, Natasha searches for the bridge to a better life and finds herself facing hard choices.


 

CALLING ALL LESFIC AUTHORS

I Heart Lesfic is coordinating a sale to run December 26 – 30.

For details about the sale and how to enter one or more of your books, please visit this page.

The deadline for supplying the details is December 7th.


 

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Interview with Kiki Archer

It’s a great honor to welcome Kiki Archer.

Before we begin, thanks so much for stopping by today for a chat.

Thank you so much and thank you for all your support with my latest release, I really appreciate it.

Tell us a bit about where you grew up and how your upbringing has influenced your writing?

I grew up in a tiny village called Forthampton in Gloucestershire – imagine Downton Abby… a country estate owned by a rich family, we weren’t the rich family, we had the old thatched cottage complete with pig sheds.

I don’t think my upbringing has influenced my writing… maybe I’d be even ruder if I didn’t have such Christian parents who have a ‘standing’ in the village.  They say they read my books, but we don’t discuss it, it’s one of those things that’s best left!

I’ve never written a book based in a tiny community… but you’ve just given me a new idea!

What was the first lesfic novel you read? How did it impact you?

It was Clare Ashton’s Penance. She kindly contacted me to introduce herself back in 2012 saying it looked like we were the new authors on the block and that we should beta read each other’s work… we did and we’ve been firm friends ever since. It impacted my life and work hugely as I honestly had no idea there was a world of lesfic out there. I knew about Sarah Waters, but that was it. I wrote my first novel But She Is My Student without any clue if there would be a market for it, but there was and I haven’t looked back since.

However, once I’d read Penance I realised I’d plonked myself into this wonderful world of lesfic with a novel that wasn’t quite up to scratch… come on, who can compete with Clare Ashton?! So it made me try harder – and I think I got there around Too Late… I Love You, 6 novels in! Not competing with Clare obviously, that will never happen, just producing really good lesfic that I’m proud to say I wrote.

When did you know you wanted to write and why lesbian fiction?

I didn’t. I still don’t. I fell into this career and I’ve been riding the wave ever since. I was a secondary school PE teacher before having my children and that’s where my heart lies. I am grateful though that I have a job that fits around my children. They’re my priority in life and writing enables me to be the best mum I can, so for that I’ll be forever grateful.

What inspired your latest novel, The Way you Smile?

My boring life. I dedicated the book to: ‘All of the mothers surviving. I feel you.’  And it’s not just for mothers, its for any woman feeling tired. Life can be so hard and monotonous. You sometimes lose who you are, or maybe even who you wanted to be. The Way You Smile lets you vicariously experience excitement and enjoyment through Camila’s story and hopefully it can remind us all that there’s life in us yet!

How do you overcome writer’s block? 

I don’t think I’ve ever had writer’s block, I just sometimes don’t fancy writing. I do try and treat it like a job, sitting in my office and working between the school-run times. I never write in the evening or at weekend as I need absolute silence and life with a ten and eleven year old means there’s vey rarely absolute silence. I also get called for coffee with friends a lot and I never say no as that would be rude.

How do you balance writing, being a mom, and life in general?

Being a mum will always come above everything else. Next comes friends and extended family, and then writing’s just something I do when I’m alone – which is often 9.00a.m. – 3.00a.m. Mon-Fri. But I’d never tell someone I couldn’t meet them during that time, or say I couldn’t help up at the school because I was ‘writing.’ It is my job, but it’s a job that I can be very flexible with.

What advice would you give to someone who is afraid to chase their dreams?

What’s the worst that can happen? Chase. Run fast. Go like the clappers. Life is so short and it’s gone in the blink of an eye so make memories, make mistakes, have fun and do what makes you happy.

Tell us about your production company with Jade Winters.

Winters Archer Productions is alive and kicking and progressing at a nice pace. We’ve just premiered the extended trailer for the But She Is My Student film at Clexacon in London and we’re now using it to attract more funding. We’re still in the headspace of: Go Big Or Go Home! … If we’re doing this we’re doing this properly and properly means HUGE investment.

Rapid fire questions: 

  1. Favorite snack food: Thai.
  2. Favorite movie: Pretty Woman.
  3. Favorite song: Anything by Whitney or Mariah.
  4. The one thing you can’t stand: Cucumber.
  5. Morning or night person: Both.
  6. If you could have one superhuman power, what would it be: To eat, drink, socialise and be merry without the consequences.
  7. Have you started Christmas shopping yet: Yes, and I am putting my decoration up this weekend. My house is so hot that the tree will be dead mid December.
  8. If you could travel to any place in the world right now, where would you go: The beach in Cuba… pure paradise.
  9. Favorite novel: The Roy Grace series by Peter James.
  10. Have you started writing your next novel: Yes, it’s called Say You’ll Love Me Again and I LOVE IT!

Thanks so much for chatting today.

No, thank you, really great enjoyable questions xxx

 

THE WAY YOU SMILE

Chick-Lit Romance

Real life doesn’t play out like a movie. Electric connections mostly mean you’ve got static in your jumper. Camila Moore knows that; she’s not daft. She has two teenage boys and bills to pay, plus the only man she’s ever been with has traded her in for a gym bunny.

Returning to work’s the answer, but when she finds herself in the wrong room, wrong place at the wrong time, the last thing she expects is to be promoted out of obscurity into the arms of Harriet Imogen Pearson, media darling, hotshot entrepreneur and notorious lesbian playgirl.

Camila can’t believe it; she’s an ordinary woman, nothing special – in her view – so what’s Harriet’s motivation? What’s her end game?

Are Camila’s feelings just infatuation or is it real life love?


 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Lambda Literary Award finalist, Kiki Archer is the author of nine best-selling, award-winning lesbian fiction novels. Guardian Pride Power List 2017 and 2018.

 

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New Lesfic Goodies: November 27th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

 

NEW BOOKS

DRAWING THE LINE
Cops and Docs
Book 4
by KD.Williamson

Romance

Pediatric resident Dr. Dani Russell is focused on her career and there’s no room for anything else since her last relationship crashed and burned. She’s seen as standoffish and cold to everyone except her patients and her best friend Rick. That’s just fine with her.

Detective Rebecca Wells, newly appointed to Atlanta’s Juvenile Missing Person Unit, is a woman in a state of flux and on a mission to fix her unsatisfying personal life. That means reaching out to her ex, Dani, to make amends. But after sizing up the once warm, friendly woman she loved, Rebecca can’t believe how unrecognizable she now is or how hurt she is.

Is it too late for them? Has too much time passed to make things right?

An enemies-to-lovers, second-chance lesbian romance that’s powerful, sizzling, thought-provoking, and everything in between.

 

A SWEDISH CHRISTMAS FAIRY TALE
by A. E. Radley

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Romance

Amber Tate is about to lose her job at a London publishing house. And it’s nearly Christmas.

Her boss gives her one last chance. Sadly, it’s the impossible task of obtaining the rights to the popular Lund Collection of fairy tales.

The rights to the fairy tales are held by the author’s granddaughter, Emilia Lund, who lives a reclusive life in Sweden and has steadfastly refused to talk to anyone about the rights for the last several years.

However, in order to convince her one and only friend that she can be sociable, Emilia agrees to invite Amber – under strict conditions – to the cosy setting of wintry Sweden.

They both agree to this vital meeting for their own separate reasons. Except… things never pan out quite as planned, do they?

 

VENGEANCE
I Found My Heart In San Francisco
Book 22
by Susan X Meagher

Romance

It’s easy, not to mention tempting, to blithely commit some serious errors in judgment when you’re young. Most of them become distant memories as the years tick by. But every once in a while a youthful indiscretion is more like a ticking time bomb, counting down until it blows.

Catherine Smith has had her share of misfortune, but few of her travails have shaken her like the revelation she faces now. It’s unsettled every part of her life; from her relationship with Giacomo, to Jamie, and even to Jennie. All she wants is some time alone to grapple with her feelings, but when you’re raising a high school student, your time is not your own. Her instinct is to run and hide, but she desperately needs the love and support of her family. Trying to hide a secret prevents those who love you from offering the right kind of support, though, so Catherine has to struggle to balance her needs with those of the people she loves the most. Sadly, her instincts are not great.

Jamie once again feels shut out, and she has a hard time dealing with it. But she’s so busy, with Aisling visiting, and starting her final semester of real estate classes at Cal that she’s largely able to play the waiting game.

Of course, when Ryan O’Flaherty’s in the mix, free time is never in abundance. Ryan’s trying to spend time with Aisling, Caitlin, and the new O’Flaherty Cousin’s Project while taking a full class load at Cal, and training for the AIDS Ride. And in her spare time, she’s determined to find out what’s bothering Catherine.

Just another few months amidst the mayhem of Clan O’Flaherty-Evans, the liveliest spot in town.

 

FINDING FAITH
Journey of Exploration
Book 3
by JA Armstrong

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Erotic Romance

Sadie Watkins has lost her faith—or so she thinks.

Sadie’s life once appeared the picture of success—an accomplished prosecutor with an adoring wife and two beautiful children. After an amicable yet painful divorce, and a 360-degree turn in her career, Sadie believes she has accepted what her future holds. Planning, structure, and familiarity are here things Sadie prizes. At forty-nine, she remains best friends with her ex-wife, Julie. She’s learned to accept the addition of Julie’s partner, Becca in her life and the lives of their two teenage children, Kaylee and Kevin. If not always fulfilling, Sadie’s life has become comfortably familiar. That is until she collides with a young musician named Faith Devine.

Eighteen years Sadie’s junior, Faith is an adventurer. The driving force between a popular local band called Divine Intervention, Faith is insanely curious about everything, not the least of which is Sadie Watkins. As Sadie and Faith’s friendship blossoms, Sadie will find the comfort she finds in familiarity challenged by Faith’s spirit of exploration and her honesty. Falling in love is the easy part of starting a relationship. Learning to let go of the past without fearing the future requires something greater than excitement and attraction. Sadie is about to discover the meaning of FINDING FAITH.

Finding Faith is the third installment in a series of short-story erotic romances by best-selling author J.A. Armstrong.

 

LOVE UNDER FIRE
by Ellie Spark

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Kristin Clark, a beloved elementary school teacher, discovers the power of a single disapproving voice. Her lifestyle brought into question, and false accusations made by one student’s father, sees Kristin suspended from her position and her career in potential ruin. How can she win when it’s her word against his?

Ex Michelin Star chef, Taylor O’Connell, has sworn off relationships with women who aren’t honest and open about their sexuality. Happy in her unconventional day job, and rediscovering her love for cooking, Taylor is making small steps in an attempt to move forward from recent heartbreak.

When the two women’s worlds intersect, the reality of their situations quickly diminishes the unexpected attraction they feel for each other. Kristin’s need to be discreet, and Taylor’s need for openness, defies compatibility. Will the fear and ignorance of others shape their futures, or will they fight for the right to live and love on their own terms?

 

BREAKING MAE’S CURSE
by Amy DeMeritt

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

What happens when a lesbian samurai refuses to marry the king? He kills her lover and then orders his sorceress to curse her to immortality as a five-inch-tall woman, of course.Fast forward almost 600 years.Mae’s plan to try to meet a beautiful woman backfires and instead she befriends a young IT nerd who is all too excited to try to help her break her curse – which requires a woman to fall in love with her.Can a five-inch tall lesbian samurai find love? Can Mae’s curse be broken? Or will the enemies of her past come back to destroy everything?

 

SHATTER ME
by Kim Hartfield

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Lora is a kind-hearted, mature, capable young woman – in the eyes of everyone but her girlfriend. She puts up with verbal abuse, but when Chantel gets physical, she knows it’s time to leave. Gathering her courage, she escapes to a women’s shelter. With her new kitten at her side, she hopes to make a fresh start.

Sydney is shocked to see Lora walk into the shelter. As her former professor, she knows how smart and capable Lora is. She vows to help the younger woman in any way she can. When she begins to mentor Lora, they connect over feminist issues and trashy movies – and Sydney finds herself falling for Lora’s sad eyes and broken smile.

Will Lora break free of her abusive ex and forge a new path with Sydney? Or will she go back to the woman who’s already shattered her once?

 

THE PERSONAL TRAINER
Jade’s Erotic Adventure
Book 11
by Victoria Rush

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Erotica

When lonely divorcée Jade notices some subtle changes in her figure, she decides to set up a workout routine to get back into shape. She makes an appointment at her local health club for a personal training session and is floored by how beautiful and shapely her instructor is.

As her trainer begins to put her through her paces, Jade gets increasingly turned on watching the girl’s sexy body. By the end of her first workout, she experiences a secret climax pumping out the last rep.

Hoping for some more privacy at her next training session, Jade books an appointment at the trainer’s personal fitness studio. What happens next surprises her, as her coach puts her through an increasingly intimate set of exercises, until they end up in an intense partnered activity that pushes them both through their limits…

 

WRONGLY ACCUSED
by Erin Wade

Action & Adventure / Romance

When esteemed surgeon Dawn Fairchild is wrongly accused of vehicular manslaughter, her world is turned up side down. Sentenced to two years in a federal women’s prison Dawn encounters a side of life she didn’t know existed. Caged with drug addicts, killers and rapist, she is surprised when her knight in shinning armor is a scrawny, scrappy redhead serving time for drug addiction and prostitution. A woman she couldn’t bring herself to shake hands with for fear of touching her.

You will laugh, cry and cheer for these two unlikely friends as they navigate the horrors of a prison ran by a no-nonsense warden with her own plans for Dr. Dawn Fairchild.

 

THE KER AT THERMOPYLAE
Thermopylae Bound Series
Book 3
by Belinda Harrison

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Fantasy Romance

Everyone has secrets. But what has Leandros kept from Skylar that would cause her to turn from him, perhaps forever, and should she believe what others tell her over the man who has cared for her and taught her for twenty winters?

After their challenges and adventures in the south, Skylar and Alexis return to Trachis where King Agrias grants Skylar permission to betroth his daughter. Skylar forms an important alliance with Cleomenes, King of Sparta, to gain the privilege and quell those who would oppose the union. With their wedding feast complete and the announcement of their child made, another new beginning emerges for Skylar: as Princess of Trachis.

But before their child’s birthing day arrives, Ares decides it is time Skylar learned who she really is, and what she means to him and the Keres. He gifts her with an amulet and as Skylar tests her abilities and falls under the amulet’s intoxicating spell, she risks losing everyone and everything she has come to love. And she may not care.

Leandros does the only thing he can to break her from the spell, but neither the child, Alexis or Skylar may survive what lies ahead the next few moons.

 

SIGIL FIRE
by Erzabet Bishop

Paranormal Fantasy

Sonia is a succubus with one goal: stay off Hell’s radar. But when succubi start to die, including her sometimes lover, Jeannie, she’s drawn into battle between good and evil and a past that isn’t ready to let her go.

Fae is a blood witch turned vampire, running a tattoo parlor and trading her craft for blood. She notices that something isn’t right on the streets of her city. The denizens of Hell are restless.

With the aid of her nest mate, Perry, and his partner, Charley, she races against time before the next victim falls. The killer has a target in his sights, and Sonia might not live to see the dawn.

This edition includes new edits and First Christmas: A Sigil Fire Holiday Story.

 

THE CURSE OF THE OLD WOODS
Grievance Committee Chronicles
Book 1
by Elizabeth Andre

Paranormal / Supernatural Suspense

Two rival lesbian paranormal investigators. A dangerous cursed entity. Long dark nights in the old woods.

Maya Nicholas doesn’t need any help finding ghosts. They find her and talk to her all the time.

Julie Sussman doesn’t need any help either. She solves plenty of cases, both normal and paranormal, without any special abilities.

When they learn that both of them have been hired to find a teenager, lost decades ago in the haunted Promontory Woods, they are not happy. But when they find the teenager’s ghost and discover that she, along with many other spirits, are being held captive by an evil entity, they have to work together.

Or they, along with many others, will never leave the woods again.

 

THE DOLL MAKER
by Claire Highton-Stevenson

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Mystery & Detective

A body turns up in a field. She’s blonde and her eyes have been gouged out. DI Sophie Whitton knows it’s him – The man the press has dubbed: The Doll Maker. Whitton and her team must act fast if they are to stop anyone else falling victim to The Doll Maker.With an innate need to seek the truth and find justice for the dead, DI Whitton risks losing it all, including her long-term relationship with live-in lover, Yvonne, as she strives to find a killer, and maybe even herself along the way.

 

A WORLD OF DEMONS
A Detective Amy Sadler Mystery
Book 4
by Michelle Arnold

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Mystery

A body is found in the woods, covered in tally marks…Homicide detective Amy Sadler and her wife, forensic pathologist Lira Sadler, have seen this before. Soon other bodies appear, each one reminiscent of a different case the two women have worked on. Someone with a very personal grudge is trying to send them a message, and they need to work it out before it’s too late.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

THE MIRACLE GIRL
Book 1
by T.B. Markinson
narrated by TJ Richards

JJ returns to her Colorado hometown after she’s promoted to turn around a dying newspaper. She’s forced to work with the woman she secretly loved during her college years, many years ago. Both are keeping secrets that could ruin their second chance at love. Must JJ lose everything in order to gain a life more fully her own?


 

A SWING AT LOVE
by Harper & Caroline Bliss
narrated by Carmen Rose

On the fairway of life, love comes when you least expect it.

Diane Thompson is happy enough. Her successful accounting firm allows her plenty of time to play all the golf she wants and enjoy her life in small Sussex village Tynebury. She’s finally over the divorce from her husband, but potential suitors are few and far between for a 50-something woman in the English countryside.

Tamsin Foxley is determined to keep matters of the heart separated from her new teaching job at the Royal Tynebury Golf Club after a disastrous romantic experience put an end to her previous employment. She has also vowed to no longer fall for women almost half her age.

When the new season starts at the golf club, Diane and Tamsin become fast friends. Their feelings for each other quickly go in an unexpected direction and they both have to reevaluate what it is they want from life. Can Diane overcome her fear of falling for a woman? And can Tamsin accept her taste in women may have changed?



 

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New Lesfic Goodies: November 20th Edition

Here are the latest book and audio releases.

 

NEW BOOKS

 

THE WAY YOU SMILE
by Kiki Archer

Chick-Lit Romance

Real life doesn’t play out like a movie. Electric connections mostly mean you’ve got static in your jumper. Camila Moore knows that; she’s not daft. She has two teenage boys and bills to pay, plus the only man she’s ever been with has traded her in for a gym bunny.

Returning to work’s the answer, but when she finds herself in the wrong room, wrong place at the wrong time, the last thing she expects is to be promoted out of obscurity into the arms of Harriet Imogen Pearson, media darling, hotshot entrepreneur and notorious lesbian playgirl.

Camila can’t believe it; she’s an ordinary woman, nothing special – in her view – so what’s Harriet’s motivation? What’s her end game?

Are Camila’s feelings just infatuation or is it real life love?

 

MORE THAN WORDS
Pink Bean Series
Book 9
by Harper Bliss

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Building walls around your heart is much easier than breaking them down

Katherine Jones has said goodbye to her old job as a luxury lesbian escort and embarked on a new adventure with her best friend Rocco: opening a third branch of the Pink Bean coffee shop.

Rocco’s aunt, Hera Walker, is tasked with renovating the building of the new Pink Bean. It’s Hera’s first job after recovering from the sudden death of her long-term partner and she finds it hard to reconnect with her former life. Her first new client being an ex-call girl isn’t exactly helping.

Can Hera find the open-mindedness to see Katherine for who she truly is? And will Katherine, who has never suffered fools gladly, be able to break down the wall Hera has built around her?

 

 

 

NORTHERN LIGHTS
by Lise Gold

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Holiday Romance

Hannah Hudson decides to take a break from her busy restaurant and her life in London after her girlfriend, who she thought she’d spend her life with, suddenly walks out on her. She travels to a small boutique hotel in Kirkenes, Norway, hoping to spend a peaceful and relaxing Christmas by herself.

Kristine Miller loves adventure. A bank manager living in a small town in Louisiana, she’ll take every opportunity she can get to explore the world. Kristine travels to Norway hoping to see the famous northern lights but when she meets Hannah, a fellow guest at her hotel, she realizes soon enough that the northern lights might not be the most fascinating thing there.

Both women expected Christmas in Norway to be special but neither of them expected it to bring magic into their lives…

 

HOLIDAYS & MORE
by Erzabet Bishop

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Holiday Erotic Romance

A special, tantalizing collection of lesbian fiction shorts featuring holiday stories & more.

Variety is the spice of life and this selection of lesfic stories delivers. Fall in love with old flames, play at a kinky bookshop, tame the rink with derby girls, and fall in love with a shifter cop in this collection of a dozen short stories by USA Today Bestselling Author Erzabet Bishop!

 

WHEN STARS ALIGN
by Cara Malone

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance

Nat Butler is a rock goddess.

A goddess with a penthouse apartment, a long-running career, fans across the globe… and nothing real to hold onto.

Her recording contract is up, and when an ugly breakup drags Nat into the tabloids, she decides the universe is telling her to take a break from LA. She’s ready to build something of her own – something real – so she heads back to her Ohio hometown to scout a local band in the hopes of starting a production company.

Instead of an answer to her problems, Nat finds Christy there – a former lover Nat left behind when she got her big break.

Once a passionate athlete and a shy but vibrant girl, Christy is a shadow of her former self after a painful divorce ruined the plans she’d made for her life, took away her dream home and turned her world upside down.

And despite Nat’s enthusiasm, she’s not too happy to see the woman who broke her heart fifteen years ago.

Things in Ohio aren’t looking much better than LA, but Nat knows that the universe brought her back into Christy’s world for a reason and she’s determined to make amends while she chases her own dreams.

Universe, you better know what you’re doing.

 

 

KAT’S NINE LIVES
by Laina Villeneuve

Romance

Wedding bells are ringing for Kat Morehart—just not her own. When the church she works for refuses to let a gay couple marry in the sanctuary, she aims to make it up to them by offering her home as the perfect venue. It will take an act of faith to pull it off at the historic home she shares with her quirky parents.

Caterer Wendy Archer enjoys the business Kat directs her way and their friendship even more. Though she loves how much Kat cares for others, Wendy has to wonder at times how she fits into Kat’s life.

As they work together to create the perfect setting for the wedding, Kat and Wendy struggle to fight what simmers between them.

 

IT’S ALL COMING BACK TO ME
by Michelle Marra

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Romance / Drama

Laurel Matthews, a young aspiring psychiatrist and her long-term, psychiatrist girlfriend Samantha Harrison, are ready to rescue the world from the grips of mental illness. But when Sam ends their relationship, Laurel’s life takes another path, and she is thrust into the spotlight in a whirlwind of overnight success. Laurel creates a blog stemming from her bitterness and antipathy towards love that goes viral and launches her into the limelight. As the blog turns into a nationwide talk show ‘Ask Dr. Laurel,’ she is plunged into the chaotic world of superstardom. Reinventing herself, she embarks on a journey of fame, fortune, and promiscuity that turns her into a hardhearted player, and she enjoys every minute of the spotlight and of course, the women. However, when an enraged husband of one of a jilted lover shows up on set with a gun, Laurel’s life is turned upside down. After months in a coma, she will face the greatest challenge of her life as she tries to recover all that was lost. And never in her wildest dreams would she have imagined that Samantha Harrison, the source of all her pain, to be a part of that challenge. But Laurel will continue to struggle as these old ghosts haunt her while she tries to regain the life she lost.

 

VETTED AGAIN
by K’Anne Meinel

Action & Adventure Romance

Allyssa Herriot and her wife Fiona, are experiencing growing pains in this marriage of theirs. From the large animal practice they established on their ranch, to the horse rescue, to their growing family…all will put strains on the marriage as well as themselves physically, emotionally, and economically. Add in outside influences like the well-meaning friends, family, and volunteers and these things can add to the stress.

Trying to make a living on the remote ranch is hard enough, but in this modern day and age keeping up on the latest technology and ideas can motivate some and keep others from venturing outside of their comfortable little nest.

Will Allyssa and Fiona rise above the problems or fail not only at their marriage but at the businesses they have established together?

Join the continuing saga, a ranch, a rescue, a thriving veterinary practice and their lives as they juggle the things they are building together for themselves and their family.

 

HAZARDS OF THE HEART
by Charlie Conwell

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Action & Adventure

Fast approaching World Number One professional golfer Kate Bedford goes from competition to competition. She is the queen of the fairways and is always in demand. Her life revolves around practice and tournaments. She loves the thrill of the sport and the battle to be the best. To everyone on the outside it looks as if she has it all. Kate wants love, but something holds her back from allowing anyone in. A secret past that stifles her and one that she has hidden for years. Sawyer Banks is the public relations officer for the tour players and she is one distraction that Kate craves. Can she open her heart and have the girl and the glory?

With a multiple homicide Kate’s life is thrown into oblivion. What will she do when the life she has worked so hard for is ripped from her? Can she let Sawyer in and share her secret with her and get her life back?

 

THE CURSE OF DOLL ISLAND
by Ocean

Available in Kindle Unlimited
Paranormal Suspense Thriller

It’s the year 1732. A Shaman has performed ‘The Curse of the Damned’ on two women, trapping their tormented souls in wax dolls, and banishing them to a tiny island located between Key West and Cuba.

Fast forward to 2019. Rosie Moorea is a simple girl who lives an unassuming life. Her friends convince her that she needs to give herself a fun adventure. Overcoming long standing anxieties, she books a solo vacation. All is uneventful until she meets the charismatic, professional skateboarding movie star, Devin Fitzroy, who convinces her to go on a picnic. With a setting sun and an approaching storm, they end up on an island rumored to be haunted by cursed dolls.

Rosie and Devin don’t believe the rumors that the dolls come alive when the sun goes down. However, they’re about to discover there’s more to worry about than bugs and snakes when they find themselves stranded on an island that holds many secrets, most of them evil.

Forced to confront their own fears and insecurities, the women are thrown into situations that require quick wit and bravery to survive. Will they survive the night to see the sun rise or will something more evil than they could ever have imagined get to them first?

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

WALTZING ON THE DANUBE
by Miranda MacLeod
narrated by Stephanie Murphy

They’re the only two single ladies on the Lesbian Love Boat. Can opposites attract?

Jeanie Brooks is a small town history teacher who sometimes leaps before she looks, but when she books a last minute river cruise for lesbian singles, she knows she’ll have no regrets. Two weeks of beautiful women and glorious adventure against the backdrop of Europe’s most famous cities—what more could she want?

Eleanor Fielding is an actuarial accountant from Manhattan, and an expert at assessing risk from every angle. Analytical and reserved, the only thing worse than spending the summer floating around with a gaggle of desperate single women is the prospect of her sister nagging her for all eternity if she refuses to go.

But thanks to a ticketing error, Jeanie and Eleanor unexpectedly find themselves the only two eligible women on the Danube. What starts as an awkward alliance to salvage some enjoyment from the trip soon transforms into something more.

When it comes to love, can this odd-couple learn to dance to the same rhythm?

 

THE HANGOVER
The Vincenti Series
by Emma Nichols
narrated by Nicole Blessing

Eva continues to self-destruct, and Rosa faces the very real possibility of losing the woman she loves. Does Eva have the inner strength to turn her life around once and for all, or will the circumstances she faces conspire against her?

As Vincenti secrets are revealed, and honest conversations take place about the past, will Lauren and Anna grow closer?

And who is Carine Delfosse?

This is the concluding novel of the Amazon best-selling lesbian romance series – The Vincenti Series: Finding You (Book 1) and Remember Us (Book 2).

 

MEDIA DARLING
by Fiona Riley
narrated by Lori Prince

Hayley Carpenter has always dreamed of being a famous screenwriter, but dreams don’t pay bills and LA living isn’t cheap. So when a temp position at a celebrity gossip magazine becomes available, she goes after it.

Emerson Sterling has been acting since she was little, but a rough patch as a teenager has given her a bad rap in Hollywood. Just when she thinks her dream role can turn around the public’s image of her, a conflict with her co-star and America’s Sweetheart, Rachel Blanche, puts her on the front cover of every magazine, the villain once again.

Rumors swirl that the starlets’ feud started in the bedroom, and Hayley accidentally overhears a conversation between Emerson and Rachel that could lead to the biggest scoop of her career. Will Hayley follow the story, or will her irresistible attraction to Emerson and the secrets Emerson is desperate to keep buried ruin both their careers…and their chance at love?


 

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