Monday, December 7, 2015

New Releases: A Clueless Woman, Heart in a Box, & Guardians of Telesma

Graduate student Lizzie Petrie feels more comfortable around books than people. Although an expert in the Hitler Youth, she’s a novice in love. Her former lesbian lover is blackmailing her, and not even those closest to Lizzie know the full story of their abusive relationship.
When visiting high school English teacher Sarah crosses Lizzie’s path at the campus, their attraction is instant, but not without complications. As they start to spend more time together, suspicions arise from both women in this sexy piece of LGBT fiction.
Plenty of good-natured teasing takes place between lovers as well as between PhD students in this lesbian contemporary romance. No relationship path ever runs smoothly, and oftentimes, those who can’t keep their mouth shut hasten necessary confrontation.
Lizzie finds herself buried in a mess of lies in this romantic comedy. 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.

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About the Author:
T. B. Markinson is an American writer, living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or taking the dog for a walk. Not necessarily in that order.
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Well, well, well. What do we have here?” If Meg hadn’t been standing right in front of me, I would have recognized her snide tone, even despite the fact that she’d dyed her once-blonde hair a rich, fiery red. “Getting drunk on a school night. Shame on you, Lizzie. What would Dr. Marcel say?” Meg’s companion helped her slip into a coat. Hopefully, that meant they were leaving and pronto.
Approximately 150,000 people lived in Fort Collins, and the one person I didn’t want to bump into ever, let alone with Sarah, was peering down at us.
“Hello,” was all I could force out.
Meg’s gaze wandered over Sarah’s face and upper body before settling on me. “What happened to only drinking at home?” She crossed her arms.
“I’m afraid I’m a bad influence.” Sarah came to my defense.
“I see.” An older man tugged on Meg’s arm. She wore a tight dress—not her usual jeans and J. Crew sweater. And she was with a man—very unusual. “Have a good night, Lizzie.” She turned each Z in my name into a weapon. “Oh, I’ll be calling you to discuss that financial situation you brought up last time.” She gave Sarah a final glare and rolled her eyes. Red-hot anger raged through my mind and body as I clamped my lips together to keep everything bottled inside. How dare she treat Sarah so flippantly?
I counted to ten before I said, “I’m so sorry.”
Sarah’s eyes darted across the room to where Meg and her companion were exiting into the darkness. “Is she a friend?”
I snorted. “Former ...” I’d been about to say girlfriend, but instead added, “acquaintance.”
“I’d use another word for her.”
I let out a rush of air. “Really? What would that be?”

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Each heartbeat leads Joss closer a shocking truth that will change everything.

Joss Olstad wins the fight to switch from her private school to a public high to “find her pieces” she lost when the Indian artist father she never knew died. There, Joss struggles with a slutty friend, who flirts with her new love; Indian Culture Club girls who press her on her past, as well as her stoner mother’s lies back at home. Armed only with her handmade heart boxes that hold private messages, Joss’s search for identity leads her to a scary industrial section of Queens, and a shocking family secret that changes everything.

Catherine Stine is hosting a Blitz Rafflecopter Giveaway with awesome prizes. Check it out on her blog here!

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An ancient prophecy. A doorway between realities. A woman destined to save a world—or destroy it. 

When Kate Ryan discovers an ancient artifact at a dig site, her life is changed forever. Swept across the boundaries of dimension, she’s plunged into an alternate world of magic, shape-shifting cats—and a prophecy calling for her death at the hands of the Guardian.

Draven, Guardian of Telesma, took an oath to kill the Outsider whom the legend warns will destroy his world. He hesitates as his attraction to this woman proves stronger than his sense of duty. Now he must protect his sworn enemy against his own people as he struggles to prove the prophecy wrong.

Kate faces an impossible choice. Stay and try to save those who refuse to accept her, or turn her back on them and the man who’s captured her heart? If she makes the wrong decision, will it bring about their destruction?

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  1. Congrats to Stine and Fairchild! Love both of those covers.

    Thanks so much for showcasing A Clueless Woman.

  2. Congrats to TB, Catherine and River on their books.

  3. Thank you so much for featuring Guardians of Telesma and congrats to TB and Catherine!

  4. Three awesome-sounding releases all in one day, complete with some killer covers. Cheers and congrats to the authors!

  5. Lots of good books. I love these covers!

  6. So many good ones to read!!! Thanks, Christine.

  7. Lots of good reads here!
    And you can never go wrong with shape shifting cats:)

  8. It seems as if these wonderful writers have been quite busy! Congrats to all on their great books.

  9. Do you think we can persuade Santa to give us all more reading time?

  10. Congrats to the authors! All three look great!

  11. Congratulations to all of the authors on their new books!

    And congratulations to you for winning Virginia Wright's coloring book! I believe you already know, and that she has been in contact with you, but in case she hasn't, here's my email address: You can send me your mailing info, and I'll pass it on to her.

  12. So many great books! I look forward to reading them all. Congrats to all the authors. :)


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