Alias

By Cari Hunter

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

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

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All About Us

By Radclyffe

A Radclyffe Short Story

A contractor gets a special treat when her wife packs her lunch. A sexy romance short.

Previously published in A Is for Amour, ed. Alison Tyler (Cleis Press, 2007); republished in Radical Encounters (Bold Strokes Books, 2009).

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Death in Time

By Robyn Nyx

The Extractor Trilogy | Book 3

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

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

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

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Hers to Protect

By Nicole Disney

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

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

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

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Perfect Little Worlds

By Clifford Mae Henderson

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

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

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

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Room Service

By Fiona Riley

Workplace Romances
Second Chance at Love

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

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

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

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Sparks Like Ours

By Melissa Brayden

A Seven Shores Romance | Book 3

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

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

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

 

Advance praise from Publishers Weekly: "The stakes are high and emotions run hot....Brayden sets up a flirtatious tit-for-tat that’s honest, relatable, and passionate. The women’s fears are real, but the loving support from the supporting cast helps them find their way to a happy future."

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Take My Hand

By Missouri Vaun

A Pine Cone Romance
Second Chance at Love

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

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

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

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The Last Time I Saw Her

By Kathleen Knowles

Second Chance at Love

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

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

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Wayworn Lovers

By Gun Brooke

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

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

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Breakthrough

By Kris Bryant

Kennedy Wells is desperate to get back her dream job writing for Mainstream, Waters Publishing’s celebrity magazine. She’s worked too hard over the years to have it snatched away because of one tiny indiscretion that ended with a giant lawsuit. After five months of writing mind-numbing articles about current events, her boss agrees to let her get back to reporting on the rich and famous after one last story. 

A born and bred city girl, Kennedy is sent to cover fishing in Alaska, which has her feeling just like a fish out of water. When Brynn Coleman, director of Alaska’s Wildlife Rescue and Sanctuary, comes to her rescue time after time, Kennedy can’t help but lower her guard and open herself up to Brynn’s standoffish charm. Falling for the sexy ranger is one thing, but is the possibility of love worth giving up a career she’s always dreamed of?

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Certain Requirements

By Elinor Zimmerman

Phoenix Gomez wants nothing more than to be a full-time aerial dancer, and after years of hard work, her dream is coming true. That’s until her Oakland rent spikes and her roommate moves across the country with his boyfriend. Desperate for a way to make a living, she accepts a position with a woman looking for a live-in submissive. Phoenix has always kept her love of kinky submission strictly behind the bedroom door and inside the bounds of romantic relationships, until she meets Kris Andersen.

Why would Kris—a dapper butch, seasoned dominant, and tech hotshot—be interested in such an arrangement? Because in her rigidly ordered life, she has no time to fall in love. When Phoenix challenges the rules Kris thought she wanted, their connection grows, only to be put to the test when Phoenix’s career threatens to take her away from the Bay.

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Dark Euphoria

By Ronica Black

Lonely, fatigued, intense. Detective Maria Diaz is too overworked to pay attention to anything beyond putting one foot in front of the other. When a high profile case drops on her lap, she forges ahead only to discover this case, and her main suspect, isn't like any other.

Walking, talking sex. Avery Ashland has movie star looks and easy grace. She's used to having anyone she wants, but thanks to the brutal murder of her nemesis, a wrench is thrown into her fun. And the sexy detective assigned to the case is all business and no pleasure. The more Avery advances, the further Maria pulls away.

Maria does her best to work the case, but that requires getting up close and personal with Avery and her exclusive resort, Euphoria, where almost anything goes. Can Maria survive both danger and desire?

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Fore Play

By Julie Cannon

What would you do if being with the woman of your dreams meant sabotaging your career? 

That’s the exact situation high-profile executive Leigh Marshall finds herself in when she falls hard for her golf pro, who also happens to be an ex-con. Her board of directors hasn’t gotten the memo regarding workplace equality and who she sleeps with is still more important than her stellar qualifications.  

Peyton Broader has no interest in anything other than keeping her head down, reporting to her parole officer, and getting her life back. Oh yeah, and making up for nine years of celibacy. The last thing she needs is to lose her job or get sucked into other people's drama, no matter how hot and tempting the woman is. So why can’t she stay away from Leigh?

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Love Came Calling

By C.A. Popovich

Second Chance at Love

When Kelly Newton decided at the last minute to join her friends for a two week getaway, all she expected was time away  from the stress of her job, a hot tub, and hiking trails by the water. She didn’t count on her powerful attraction to Josie Harlow, the charismatic and totally unavailable owner of the lesbian resort in the upper peninsula of Michigan.

Josie Harlow knows from past experience that happily ever after is a fairytale. When she meets Kelly, her desire is instantaneous, but a beautiful distraction is the last thing she needs as she works to make the resort a success, withstand the pressure to sell her land and hunt down the hooligans damaging her property. When her grandmother is no longer able to care for herself, Josie has to figure out how to support her Elder and deal with her growing feelings for Kelly too. 

Can a romantic looking for a long term, committed relationship and a jaded cynic too busy for love conquer life’s struggles and find their way to what matters most?

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Outside the Law

By Carsen Taite

Lone Star Law Romance
Workplace Romances

When law school sweethearts Tanner Cohen and Sydney Braswell witness their perfect plans for career and family fall apart, they vow never to look back. Now, years later, they’re both assigned to the same federal task force—Tanner as an FBI agent and Sydney as a special prosecutor—and they must work together if they want justice to be served. The obstacles that forced them apart still exist, but their strong connection cannot be denied. Will they embrace their second chance to be soul mates, or will their dedication to duty deny them happiness forever?

In this final installment of the Lone Star Law Series, the federal task force encounters their biggest challenges yet as they confront enemies on both sides of the law.

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The Princess Deception

By Nell Stark

A Princess Affair Novel

When Sebastian, the Crown Prince of Belgium, overdoses on heroin shortly before he is set to launch Belgium’s campaign to host the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament, his family manages to hush up the scandal. While the royals are debating how to proceed, Sebastian’s twin sister, Viola, decides to impersonate him to keep Belgium’s bid hopes alive.

Missy Duke is a freelance reporter covering Belgium’s World Cup bid. A former women’s soccer player whose career was sidelined by injury, she is now trying to break into the male-dominated sportscasting world. While in Belgium, she meets the imposter Sebastian and soon realizes that he is actually Viola. Sensing a big story in the making, Duke feigns ignorance and plays along with the charade.

Real sparks develop between the two women, but will the double deception doom this fairy-tale romance?

 

Advance praise from Publishers Weekly: "[A]n ornate tapestry that explores gender presentation, familial love, and social responsibility for two women enduring public opinion in the spotlight."

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The Smell of Rain

By Cameron MacElvee

Air Force Lieutenant and military interpreter Chrys Safis lost her leg fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria. Once back home in DC, her fiancée leaves, her military career ends, and her faith in humanity evaporates. With prescription drugs and alcohol her only relief from the pain, Chrys is on her way to becoming a statistic.  

That is until the State Department calls and offers her an important assignment—to serve as a diplomatic liaison and interpreter for a Turkish national living in exile. Reyha Arslan, a wise and elegant woman with a tragic past, shows Chrys that there’s still beauty to embrace and reason to hope despite the world’s cruelty. With Reyha’s help, Chrys’s broken spirit starts to heal and she learns that the most significant love is often the shortest lived.

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