February 21, 2014
Girls Don’t Hit
6.99 | Amazon | Smashwords
Joss Kurtis kills people for a living, and she is very dedicated to her work. She has structured her entire life around her job, marrying a man and having his children to establish a stable, Midwestern family facade to hide behind. When she isn’t working she’s Jocelyn Webb, a dedicated if detached mother whose job often takes her out of town. She works for an anonymous company, contacted only by a handler who provides the names and locations of her latest target. Old or young, male or female, she doesn’t discriminate. Her methods vary, but there is one constant: never get emotionally involved.
After her ninety-second kill, Joss is assigned an apprentice, a young woman who has been also been recruited as an assassin. She names the girl Echo rather than bothering to learn her true name and sets out to teach her the ropes of their chosen profession. Over the next few weeks Echo accompanies Joss on her jobs to get a first-hand look at the murder business.
To her surprise, Echo proves to be a natural at the job and Joss soon begins to develop feelings for her unwanted tagalong. As Echo’s tutelage nears its completion, Joss is forced to decide between the life she’s built and throwing everything away for something entirely alien to her: love.
November 29, 2013
Adrian J. Smith
6.99 | Amazon | Smashwords | Print
She thought she was on a new path, but life keeps tugging Addison Lee back to her past and her gift.
Addison struggles to make a new life in Norwich, one where she can be the Battalion Chief of Fire Station Seven and live life as she sees fit. She wants a life without the complications of an ex-fiancé and a job that put her life on the line for little more than a gift she was born with. Learning the ropes of a new job can always be tough, and being a Battalion Chief means she has a great responsibility to her crew and to the city. Nervous about her first day already, Addison realizes that adding in a one-night stand with a future employee has left her on rocky ground.
Plagued by visions of a dying woman, Addison continues to cope with difficulties at her new job. She has no idea who the dying woman is, where she is, or even, when she is—and no means to find out. Addison is distracted from the dying woman and her new job when called to Wyoming on an emergency, where she discovers it’s not as easy to leave her past behind as she hoped.
October 22, 2013
eBook | 4.99 | Smashwords
Print | 17.99 | Amazon
Cythera is a sacred courtesan, one of the fabulous Adepts of Menaechmi, famed through the Nine Worlds for their opulent beauty and decadence. However, when a fragile peace treaty hangs in the balance, the power to stop an interstellar war suddenly rests with her — a mission for which she is unprepared and unqualified. If she is to save thousands of lives, Cythera must not only rely on her wits and sensuality, but on a man she never thought she’d see again who has haunted her dreams for seven years.
Athain Kinslayer is a captain in the Calpurnian navy, a star voyager who has given up on personal happiness in pursuit of his duty. His job is to stop a war. The last thing he expects is to have to rely on a sacred courtesan, a woman with whom he spent one unforgettable night seven years ago and has never been able to forget. Together they must undertake a dangerous journey, face unexpected enemies, and delve into the deep and sensual waters of the most hidden rites in order to save their worlds — and find each other.
February 15, 2013
Turn for Home
eBook | 4.99 | 978-1-938108-33-4
2010 Rainbow Award Winner: Lesbian Contemporary
Falling in love wasn’t easy.
Staying together may be impossible.
In this sequel to Turning Point, as her divorce proceeds, Brenna Lanigan struggles with her sons’ cold shoulders and opposition to her intimate relationship with Cassidy Hyland. Cassidy’s son Ryan eagerly accepts their relationship, making Thomas and James’ lack of support even more upsetting. When the women return from holiday hiatus to resume shooting on “Time Trails,” they sneak precious moments of intimacy in shadows and trailers. As many in the cast and crew openly show support, Cassidy and Brenna try to date. The paparazzi give chase. When the romance is publicized, the revelation sets off Cassidy’s ex-husband. Mitch Hyland will take his son from the lesbian couple…
…by force if necessary.
January 5, 2013
Life in the District
Lucy di Legge
eBook | 6.99 | 978-1-938108-28-0
Print | 17.99 | 978-1-938108-29-7
Adrienne Firenze is a D.C. police detective who has lost her passion for being a cop. While taking time off to emotionally and physically recover from an on-the-job injury, Adrienne meets the irresistible Stella. Soon after meeting, Adrienne makes a series of bad decisions in her personal life, sabotaging her long-term relationship and ignoring the sage advice of those people closest to her. But when it seems like all is lost, Adrienne finally does what’s right and, in doing so, regains her sense of self.
December 4, 2012
The Rise and Fall of Radiation Canary
6.99 | Kindle | Smashwords
Karen Everett isn’t looking to join a band the day she loses her notebook of poetry. She plays the cello and is unsure about what she wants in life, but she’s pretty sure it doesn’t involve being a professional musician. But a crush on the band’s beautiful lead singer Lana Kent, along with the desire to have her poetry shared with a larger audience, leads her to throw caution to the wind and play an audition that leads to her being invited to join the band at gigs.
After a spur of the moment decision lands them a spot on national television, Karen and the band find themselves riding an unexpected wave of popularity. Soon they’re touring the country, recording albums, making music videos, and trying to find time to have a personal life amid all the craziness. Aware that their surge in popularity is due to a fortuitous combination of popular trends and knowing they only have a few good years before their celebrity begins to wane, the ladies of Radiation Canary strive to make the most of their time in the spotlight before the public moves on.
With one eye on the inevitable end of their fame even as their popularity hits its peak, the band learns that it’s not how high you fly, it’s how gracefully you fall.
The Rainbow Hub has graciously reviewed The Rise and Fall of Radition Canary here. Z writes, “The best kind of fiction, the most memorable, the sort that leaves a lasting impression, most often seems to fall in your lap when it’s least expected. And it so often winds up being the exact thing you need to read at that precise point of your life.”
August 7, 2012
The Riches of Mercy
C. E. Case
Kindle | Smashwords
Ambitious state prosecutor Natalie Ivans has a headline-making trial about to begin. To escape the pressure of the spotlight, she drives toward the Carolina shore but is left stranded, battered, and broken in a small town after a car accident.
Alone in a hospital in the middle of nowhere, her only lifeline is her nurse, Meredith Jameison. Meredith is facing a trial date of her own–for murder. Falling for her patients and hoping for a way out is de rigueur for Meredith and the staff starts a betting pool for how long it will take Natalie to break her heart. Meredith sees Natalie’s arrival as a sign her fortune is changing.
Natalie aches to return to the city. Facing a long sentence, Meredith doesn’t have much to offer. She only has her faith–in God, in herself, and in Natalie.