The Epic Lesfic Win Giveaway is Over

The Epic Lesfic Win Giveaway of 43 autographed lesfic books in now over!

And the winners are…drumroll…

  • Grand Prize – 24 autographed books: Sandy Ungar, USA
  • 2nd Prize – 12 autographed books: Karen Hesse, USA
  • 3rd Prize – 7 autographed books: Deb Amia, Canada
  • Special Sharing Prize – 5 autographed books: Karen McIntosh, Scotland

Epic Lesfic Win Giveaway Winners

The three winners were chosen by random draw of all eligible participants. The special sharing prize was awarded to Karen McIntosh based on the observations of the contest sponsors, myself and Author EA Kafkalas, of the sharing activity by contest entrants who were not author participants in the giveaway. Thank you Karen!

Frankie & Petra by EA KafkalasA special Honorable Mention Sharing Prize of the eBook, Frankie and Petra, authored by EA Kafkalas, was also awarded to the winner of the previous lesfic giveaway sponsored by Anne, April Adams, for her efforts in promoting this contest. Thank you April.

EA and I would like to thank each and every author who dontated a book or books to this Epic Lesfic Win Giveaway and to those who put forth time and effort to get the word out to their fans about it.

Of course, we’d be remiss if we did not thank all of the readers participating for their entries in the giveaway. Each author is going to receive your name and email address. Over time, you’ll be hearing from them with news and special offers. Lots of them give away free books to new subscribers and they really cater to their list members. Readers are the reason we all write! Please support these authors when they contact you and give them a chance to woo you with their words. You’ll be glad you did.

Look for more contests and giveaways in the future. This was great fun and we look forward to doing it again…but not too soon. Right now, it’s time to write, write, write!

Thanks for reading and thanks for being fans of lesfic!

 

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Book Auction

We interrupt our regular posts about the giveaway for a more sober purpose: The Hurricane Harvey Relief Book Auction sponsored by Circle of Friends. It’s currently running non-stop on Facebook. And, from 5:00 PM until 9:00 or 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time every day, the authors are taking over. There are more than 100 great books up for auction donated by authors, publishers, and readers. Some are paperback (and some signed) and some are digital. All proceeds…every dime, goes to the relief effort.

Come chat with me tonight from 5:00 – 6:00 PM on Facebook and Ask Me Anything!

The graphic does not do this justice…So many authors are taking over, the artist couldn’t keep up!

Harvey Relief

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Giveaway Author Spotlight: B.L. Wilson

B.L. Wilson is one of 30 authors involved in a big giveaway of 43 autographed lesfic books that ends on September 15th, 2017. B.L.  wrote a workplace memoir based on the people she met during her 20 years as a property manager of city-owned buildings. Writing the memoir, led her to consider writing books that were not job-related. She did…producing romance novels with African American lesbians as main characters. She wrote the novels because she couldn’t find stories that matched who she wanted to read about …over forty, African American and female.

You can learn more about B.L. and her books at her website, wilsonbluez.com.

B.L. contributed an autographed copy of her book, Tiger Eyes: Can a Woman Change Her Stripes? to the giveaway.  

All about Tiger Eyes: Can a Woman Change Her Stripes? by B.L. Wilson:

Tiger Eyes by B.L. WilsonTiger Eyes, explores the contentious relationship between a famous doctor, Bedford Riddle, and his estranged police sergeant daughter, Elaine.

Sergeant Elaine Riddle becomes the victim of a holiday DWI. Luckily, Dr. Sandra Moxely, an ER trauma surgeon, witnesses the fatal car crash. She provides medical assistance at the scene and then performs the surgery to repair Elaine’s broken wrist. The two women act on their attraction for each other and begin filling nights and weekends with each other at the Double R Ranch.

Tensions explode when Elaine discovers her father confided a terrible secret to Sandra instead of to her. In a fit of jealous anger, Elaine banishes Sandra from the ranch and her life.

Thus begins Elaine’s journey of self-discovery. Should she let go of an old family rift that occurred between her and her father before it is too late? Should she allow herself to let her guard down and admit the love she has for beautiful Sandra and take the next logical step? Can a woman who thinks she has life figured out change her stripes?

The giveaway is over – it ended, September 15th, 2017, but you can get Tiger Eyes by B.L. Wilson here.

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Giveaway Author Spotlight: Caren J. Werlinger

Caren J. Werlinger is one of 30 authors involved in a big giveaway of 43 autographed lesfic books that ends on September 15th, 2017. She has lived in Virginia for over twenty-five years with her partner and their canine fur-children. Her first novel, Looking Through Windows, won a Debut Author award from GCLS in 2009. Since then, she has published several more novels, winning multiple Rainbow Awards and a 2014 GCLS Award for In This Small Spot. Her newest release, The Standing Stones: The Chronicles of Caymin, is the third volume in The Dragonmage Saga.

You can learn more about Caren and her books at her website, CJWerlinger.wordpress.com/.

Caren contributed an autographed copy of her book, Neither Present Time to the giveaway.  

All about Neither Present Time by Caren J. Werlinger:

Neither Present Time by Caren J. WerlingerCan a house save the lives of the people who live in it? Can an inscription written in a book over sixty years ago change the fates of people not even born when it was written?

Beryl Gray is solid and dependable – her partner, Claire, thinks so, her family thinks so, her colleagues think so. She has a long-term relationship and a job she likes as a university librarian. Her life seems settled, content – except nothing is as it seems.

Aggie Bishop’s last girlfriend left her three years ago and she hasn’t had a date since. Her life now revolves around work and taking care of her great-aunt Cory who doesn’t want to be taken care of. Aunt Cory still lives in the run-down mansion that the rest of the family wants to sell if they can only get the old lady into a nursing home. Aggie is all that stands between them and her great-aunt.

When Beryl finds a book with a romantic inscription dated 1945, the events that follow will change the lives of all three women forever.

Spanning decades, this enchanting tale reminds us that some loves never fade and that sometimes, home truly is where the heart lies.

The giveaway is over – it ended, September 15th, 2017, but you can get Neither Present Time by Caren J. Werlinger here.

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Giveaway Author Spotlight: Vanda

Vanda is one of 30 authors involved in a big giveaway of 43 autographed lesfic books that ends on September 15th, 2017. Her novel, Juliana (Books 1 &2, 1941-1944), is the first in a series of novels about the same LGBT and straight characters living through forthcoming decades of New York City LGBT history. Olympus Nights on the Square: The Post War Years (1945-1955), is due out in November.  

You can learn more about Vanda and her books at her website, VandaWriter.com.

Vanda contributed an autographed copy of her book, Juliana to the giveaway.  

All about Juliana by Vanda:

Juliana by VandaShe went looking for fame and found her true self, instead.

New York City, 1941. Alice “Al” Huffman and her childhood friends are fresh off the potato farms of Long Island and bound for Broadway. Al’s plans for stage success are abruptly put on hold when she’s told she has no talent. As she gets a job to pay for acting classes, Al settles into a normal life with her friends and a boyfriend. It all changes when she meets Juliana.

A singer on the brink of stardom, Juliana is everything Al isn’t: glamorous, talented, and queer. The farm girl is quickly enthralled, experiencing thoughts and feelings she never realized were possible. Al finds herself slipping between two worlds: the gay underground and the “normal” world of her childhood friends. It’s a balancing act she can handle until the two worlds begin to collide

In a city bursting with change, can Alice find what she was looking for all along?

Juliana: Volume 1: 1941-1944 is a captivating work of LGBT historical romance. If you like extensively researched settings, spell-binding storytelling, and characters you can’t help but fall for, then you’ll love the first book in award-winning playwright Vanda’s new Juliana series.

The giveaway is over – it ended, September 15th, 2017, but you can get Juliana by Vanda here.

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Giveaway Author Spotlight: M.E. Tudor

M.E. Tudor is one of 30 authors involved in a big giveaway of 43 autographed lesfic books that ends on September 15th, 2017. M.E. lives in south central Kentucky with her partner, three grandchildren, three cats and a dog. Her stories reflect her love of traveling, hiking, camping, and being outdoors in general. M.E. Tudor is a pen name created from the author’s paternal grandmother’s name. Her grandmother was a storyteller in the Native American tradition from which she descended, so storytelling comes naturally to her.

You can learn more about M.E. Tudor and her books at her website, METudor.com.

M.E. contributed an autographed copy of her book, Suddenly to the giveaway.  

All about Suddenly by M.E. Tudor:

Suddenly by M.E. TudorPopular cheerleader, Jamie Edwards’ world is turned upside down when she develops a crush on bad girl, P. J. Thomas. Jamie doesn’t know what to think when seeing P. J. working at McDonald’s suddenly makes her heart start fluttering. Jamie has gone to school with P. J. for several years and never felt anything like this for her before. She has never had these feelings for any girl, and she’s terrified by what they might mean.

Even though Jamie has known of P. J., she knows little about her, other than the fact that she has run with a pretty rough crowd for the past few years and been in a lot of trouble. But something is pulling her toward P. J., and it won’t go away. The more Jamie sees P. J. in the halls at school, the more she wants to see her, but she’s not sure if the barrier between their two worlds can be broken.

Some of the other people in Jamie’s life are not happy about the budding relationship between the two young women, including Jamie’s ex-boyfriend, Todd; the leader of Jamie’s cheerleading squad, Diane; and Jamie’s controlling mother, Jennifer.

Will they be strong enough to withstand the fallout when everyone finds out about their relationship? Who will come to their aid to help them stay together, hopefully forever?

 

The giveaway is over – it ended, September 15th, 2017, but you can get Suddenly by M.E. Tudor, here.

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Giveaway Author Spotlight: Kory M. Shrum

Kory M. Shrum is one of 30 authors involved in a big giveaway of 43 autographed lesfic books that ends on September 15th, 2017. She lives in Michigan with her wife, Kim, and their ferocious guard pug, Josephine March. A member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Horror Writers of America and Four Horsemen of the Bookocalypse, she’s the author of the Dying for a Living urban fantasy series and the Shadows in the Water supernatural crime thriller series.  

You can learn more about Kory M. Shrum and her books at her website, Korymshrum.com.

Kory contributed an autographed copy of her book, Dying for Her to the giveaway.  

All about Dying for Her by Kory M. Shrum:

Dying for Her by Kory M. ShrumHe only has one shot to make it right.

James T. Brinkley was honorably discharged from the military after a fatal mistake changed his life–and took another.

As an FBRD agent, Brinkley has devoted his life to protecting the vulnerable while trying to atone for his own sins. At the center of his quest for redemption lies Jesse Sullivan, a young woman whose past, present, and future all depend on the decisions he makes now. One wrong move and he’ll deliver her right into the hands of the sadistic killer who hunts her.

 

The giveaway is over – it ended, September 15th, 2017, but you can get a copy of Dying for Her by Kory M. Shrum, here.

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Giveaway Author Spotlight: Rhavensfyre

Rhavensfyre is the writing moniker of East Coast author KL. She is among the 30 authors involved in a big giveaway of 43 autographed lesfic books that ends on September 15th, 2017. Rhavensfyre and her spouse, Roxy, live on a small farm with a small herd of horses, two dogs and several cats. In their spare time, they do organic gardening and enjoy that their farm is home to several owls, a pair of hawks, and one annoying woodpecker. KL enjoys cycling and anything that takes her out into nature. In her spare time she researches the best ways to survive the inevitable zombie apocalypse!

You can learn more about Rhavensfyre, her books and the upcoming zombie apocalypse at her website, Rhavensfyre.com.

Rhavensfyre contributed autographed copies of her books, The Misadventures of 2 Reluctant Zombie Hunters: Zombies at the Con and the second book in the series, The Misadventures of 2 Reluctant Zombie Hunters: Hospitals are Hell to the giveaway.  

All about Zombies at the Con by Rhavensfyre:

Zombies at the Con by Rhavensfyre

f you are a fan of anything zombie, this is the book for you. Snarky, sarcastic and just campy enough to make it through the gross parts. You won’t want to miss meeting our two reluctant hero’s as they try to escape the Con with a ragbag team of Zombie Hunting Misfits who never expected the Apocalypse to ever actually happen. This is horror comedy with a lesbian twist…and that means you have two badasses in charge and they are taking head counts!

They’re stuck in the Con, and getting out is proving to be more difficult than they expected. All our reluctant adventurers want to do is get home, but it’s not going to be easy.

SO! Join our team of zombie hunters while they sharpen their wits, mow through zombies, and let the sarcasm flow with a sense of humor even the threat of becoming a zombie snack box can’t curtail.

Warning: Graphic details and foul language. Threat of snorting milk or soda out of your nose. May be prone to sudden outbursts of laughter, talking to oneself and a sudden desire to kill zombies.

Hospitals are Hell by Rhavensfyre:

Hospitals are Hell by RhavensfyreFollow our not so reluctant Zombie Hunters on an irreverent and satirical romp through the Zombie Apocalypse. Nothing is sacred, and everyone and everything is fair game when it comes to KL’s blades and even sharper sense of humor.

They already escaped the Con, but not without injury. A quick trip to the hospital is in order, but nothing is ever easy in a Post-Apocalyptic world, especially on day one. KL, Roxy and their crew end up on a rescue mission at the local Catholic Hospital…and you know what that means.

Nuns…Zombie Nuns, and they’ve developed a couple of new bad habits.

This is book 2 of the Series….and like the Apocalypse, we expect this to be a long, messy ride full of twists and turns and a few surprises you won’t want to miss. Carol Ann says you are all invited, and you don’t want to upset that little girl.

The giveaway is over – it ended, September 15th, 2017, but you can get The Misadventures of 2 Reluctant Zombie Hunters: Zombies at the Con and the second book in the series, Hospitals are Hell by Rhavensfyre at the links.

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Giveaway Author Spotlight: Michele M. Reynolds

Michele M. Reynolds is one of 30 authors involved in a big giveaway of 43 autographed lesfic books that ends on September 15th, 2017. Michele writes fiction with a mix of adventure, humor and romance. She is the author of eight lesfic novels. She grew up in north New Jersey. She has lived in Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina and currently resides in Western Massachusetts. She enjoys hiking, camping, reading, writing and spending time with her Kelly, three great kids Emily, Ty and Eli and her dog Cali.

You can learn more about Michele M. Reynolds and her books at her website, http://mmreynolds.blogspot.com/.

Michele contributed an autographed copy of her book, Love’s Autograph to the giveaway. Fitting, don’t you think?

All about Love’s Autograph by Michele M. Reynolds:

Love's Autograph by Michele M. ReynoldsWhat do you do when you show up at an apartment to pick up your blind date and she mistakes you for her kid’s sitter?

Lesbian rock star EJ Way decides to be the sitter for the night. Fascinated by both Ria and her eleven-year-old daughter, she finds herself sitting night after night, without revealing who she really is. Getting a glimpse into their family life seems like a nice change of pace from her world of music and fame. She doesn’t count on falling in love—or on having to watch Ria go on date after date.

 

The giveaway is over – it ended, September 15th, 2017, but you can get Love’s Autograph by Michele M. Reynolds, here.

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Giveaway Author Spotlight: Ashley Quinn

Ashley Quinn is one of 30 authors involved in a big giveaway of 43 autographed lesfic books that ends on September 15th, 2017. Ashley is an avid writer, voracious reader and lover of art. With a B.A. in Marketing Communications and years of copywriting, etc., her first love remains creative writing. Her fiction features relatable, developed characters and unique situations. She lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with her partner and their two spoiled dogs. When not planning their next adventure, Ashley is writing future books.

You can learn more about Ashley Quinn and her books at her website, ThisIsAshleyQuinn.com.

Ashley contributed an autographed copy of her book, Summer of Love to the giveaway.

All about Summer of Love by Ashley Quinn:

Summer of Love by Ashley QuinnBrooke Adriani is living the Key West dream. A successful real estate broker, her days are filled with well-heeled clients, sunshine, yoga and a healthy dose of her best friend, Justin. Tragedy early in life may have faltered her ability to get close to others but between that intoxicating island air, an all-knowing hula doll and an otherwise contented existence, who has time for that fairytale love stuff anyway?

After all, her no-nonsense Brooklynite father instilled tangible values in her: Hard work. Business acumen. Professional integrity. In fact, nobody is more surprised than Brooke when her father falls in love with a local woman who couldn’t be more opposite from him. Even more disconcerting than her father head over heels is the gorgeous, spirited daughter of his new love…

Struggling photographer Amber Lucas is devastated after being pushed back into the closet – literally – and discovering that her sort-of girlfriend had a girlfriend all along. Insult is heaped upon injury after being invited to participate in a prestigious photography exhibition – As the administrative assistant. With bruised pride but an optimistic outlook, she takes the opportunity in hopes of leaving her broken heart behind and spending time with her ex-flower child mother. No matter that her mother has fallen in love and seems even dreamier than usual or that her love interest’s daughter is a snob. The last thing she needs is another ice queen.

Brooke and Amber are less than pleased that they’ve been thrown into each other’s lives, but the undeniable chemistry brings all sorts of uncomfortable questions about growing up, coming out and whether two imperfect people can truly overcome their flaws to make the sizzling season their own summer of love. Under the scorching island sun, one thing is for sure – This summer is going to be far from boring.

 

The giveaway is over – it ended, September 15th, 2017, but you can get Summer of Love by Ashley Quinn, here.

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