Book Appreciation with Carrie Pack - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 29c

December 15, 2018

Book Appreciation with Carrie Pack

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 29c with Heather Rose Jones

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured authors (or your host) will talk about one or more favorite books with queer female characters in a historic setting.

In this episode Carrie Pack recommends some favorite queer historical novels:

No transcript is available for this episode

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Twitter: @carriepack

 

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Victoria Recommends 25 Lesbian Fiction Novels For Jae’s Book Bingo

December 14, 2018

Victoria Recommends 25 Lesbian Novels For Jae’s Book Bingo

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Victoria today to talk about Victoria’s recommendations for all the categories in Jae’s Book Bingo.

 

Women In Uniform - Dangerous Waters by Radclyffe

Audiobook Available: Yes

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

Army National Guard Colonel Sawyer Kincaid has served her time dueling with death in the deserts of Africa. Now that she's home, the only sand she wants to see is on the beach in South Florida. Too bad Tropical Storm Leo, swiftly gaining strength out over the Atlantic, is about to draw her in to another life or death war, this time on home soil. Dr. Dara Sims has too many critical patients in the intensive care units at Miami Memorial to consider evacuation, no matter how determined the battle-hardened colonel is to make her. As far as Dara is concerned, evacuate is just another word for abandon. When a state of emergency becomes a state of siege waged by Leo, all she can do is hope the rising waters relent before she loses everyone, herself included. A First Responders Romance.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2Uyzlfo

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Paranormal – Reverie by Eliza Andrews

Audiobook Available: Yes

Small town love isn't always quaint: A lesbian romance...with some twists.

Lucinda Hamilton settles down in sleepy Reverie, South Carolina, because she's running from the troubles of her past. But when her dangerous ex-husband evades law enforcement, she fears that no amount of running will ever make her safe again.

Two women are determined to keep Lucinda's past at bay - the mysterious young nurse living on the other side of Lucinda's duplex, who won't even tell Lucinda her name, and Ardie Brown, an ex-marine who's recently moved back to Reverie herself. It's hard for Lucinda to trust either one of them; it's even harder to admit to herself that she's falling for both of them.

What will happen when Lucinda's ex-husband finally catches up to her? Will the girl next door or Ardie have the power to stop him?

Or will Lucinda finally have to face her past all by herself?

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2UzDWh0

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Fake Relationship – Casting Lacey by Elle Spencer

Audiobook Available: Yes

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

Coming out is easier when you've got someone by your side. At least that's how the hyper-private Quinn Kincaid sees it. When her publicist suggests a good old-fashioned sham of a Hollywood relationship, Quinn reluctantly agrees. And that's how the star of Jordan's Appeal, TV's highest rated legal drama, ends up with a fake girlfriend - the very real, very sexy, and very gay soap star Lacey Matthews.

In Casting Lacey, Elle Spencer gives us a hilarious new take on a classic storyline, complete with nosy mothers, fawning assistants, and two beautiful actresses who might learn about true love. If they don't kill each other first.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2Ux99BK

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Romantic Comedy – Scissor Link by Georgette Kaplan

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: Ylva Publishing

In this kinky romcom, Wendy Cedar is an employee at Savin Aerospace with a massive crush on her boss, recent divorcee, Janet Lace. After Janet accidentally stumbles upon Wendy’s email about a sex dream she’s been having, she decides to see if the reality can live up to the fantasy. But when the relationship starts to be more than a kinky office romance, the two have to decide if they can make it as a couple or if they were better off as boss and employee.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2QGuARQ

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

LGBTQIA – Perfect Rhythm by Jae

Audiobook Available: Yes

Publisher: Ylva Publishing

Pop star Leontyne Blake might sing about love, but she stopped believing in it a long time ago. What women want is her image, not the real her. When her father has a stroke, she flees the spotlight and returns to her tiny Missouri hometown.

In her childhood home, she meets small-town nurse Holly Drummond, who isn't impressed by Leo's fame at all. That isn't the only thing that makes Holly different from other women. She's also asexual. For her, dating is a minefield of expectations that she has decided to avoid.

Can the tentative friendship between a burned-out pop star and a woman not interested in sex develop into something more despite their diverse expectations?

Contains mature themes.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2L7HNh3

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Science Fiction – Compass Rose by Anna Burke

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: Bywater Books

In the year 2513, the only thing higher than the seas is what’s at stake for those who sail them.

Rose was born facing due north, with an inherent perception of cardinal points flowing through her veins. Her uncanny sense of direction earns her a coveted place among the Archipelago Fleet elite, but it also attracts the attention of Admiral Comita, who sends her on a secret mission deep into pirate territory. Accompanied by a ragtag crew of mercenaries and under the command of Miranda, a captain as bloodthirsty as she is alluring, Rose discovers the hard way that even the best sense of direction won’t be enough to keep her alive if she can’t learn to navigate something far more dangerous than the turbulent seas. Aboard the mercenary ship, Man o’ War, Rose learns quickly that trusting the wrong person can get you killed―and Miranda’s crew have no intention of making things easy for her―especially Miranda’s trusted first mate, Orca, who is as stubborn as she is brutal.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2QqIZSP

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Friends to Lovers – None So Blind by L. J. Mass

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: Renaissance Alliance Pub Inc

Torrey Gray hasn't seen the woman she fell in love with for 15 years. Taylor Kent, now a celebrated artist, has spent the years trying to unsuccessfully forget the young woman who walked out of her life. Best friends forever, neither woman ever had the courage to speak of the passion they felt for one another.

Now, an unusual but desperate request will throw the old friends together again. This time, will they be able to voice their unspoken desires, or has time become their enemy?

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2L6oDIw

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Disabled Character – Unconventional Lovers by Annette Mori

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: Affinity Rainbow Publications

Bri and Siera are young women with huge hearts and strong wills; they want nothing more than to find a peaceful and secure space to be, a place that fulfills their needs and gives them the freedom to be themselves. But the world is a harsh place for anyone who is different. 

Bri’s Aunt Olivia is a vet with a thriving practice. She is set in her ways, single and surviving, channeling her emotions into her work and her love of Bri.

Siera has a supportive but silent father, an overpowering helicopter mom, plus her Aunt Deb who adores her.

Despite their individual battles against hurt, prejudice and rejection, can these four women find love against the odds?

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2Pu4OLC

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Sports Romance – Rocks and Stars by Sam Ledel

Audiobook Available: Yes

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

For Kyle Lindsay, life is simple. She comes from the ideal suburban family―two hardworking parents, a geeky younger brother, and a supportive best friend. But everything changes when Kyle starts having those kind of thoughts about her soccer teammate. 

Things don’t get any easier when college starts and she heads off to play for a Division I squad. Figuring out how to pass her classes is one thing. Figuring out herself and the other girls on her team, a whole other ball game. 

Kyle’s struggle to own who she is and what she really wants may end up landing her on the bench and without the woman of her dreams.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2EmP2Bm

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Butch/Femme – Breakthrough by Kris Bryant

Audiobook Available: Yes

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

 

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?

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2L9kC5X

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Second Chance Romance – Back to the Start by Monica McCallen

Audiobook Available: No

When Remy’s grandmother dies, it means leaving her life in San Francisco and returning to a town she swore she'd never revisit, forced to confront a world she'd worked hard to put behind her over the last twelve years.

She's not expecting that the first girl to ever steal her heart, the pretty, popular Fallon Lewis is still around, and in a town this small, their paths continue to cross much to Remy’s dismay. It's hard enough seeing her first love, but it's exponentially more difficult when she can barely stand to look at the woman.

Remy's trip back has the possibility to open up doors she believed were shut long ago, but she's never planned on staying, and she definitely never planned on letting Fallon back into her life. 

If she thought being a teenager in a small town was hard, she's about to find out how much harder life is when there's no one but herself to blame for her problems.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2L62SbL

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Erotica – Knotted Legacy by Brenda Murphy

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: NineStar Press

Martha McLeod, Head Mistress of Rowan House, Skye’s most exclusive pleasure house, is heartbroken.

Frustrated and lonely after a bitter split with her lover, she departs Rowan House for Lake Como, Italy to seek solace at the feet of Madam Givernay, keeper of Martha’s deepest secret. Lake Como and Madam’s attention is the perfect balm for Martha’s broken heart, until she meets Mistress Lucia Coruso.

Captivated by Lucia’s regal elegance and cool demeanor, Martha is torn between her desire for Lucia and the fear her secret will be revealed. When an extortionist threatens to destroy Rowan House, Martha and Lucia must join forces to save it.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2L7tp8F

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Free Choice – The Smell of Rain by Cameron MacElvee

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

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.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2Lb8wcU

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Doctors and Veterinarians – Love Bites by Lila Bruce

Audiobook Available: No

The last person Ashley Baldwin expected to see when she walked into Ridgeview Animal Clinic was the gorgeous ex-love-of-her-life, Peyton Maxwell. Their break-up in college had been an explosive one, and now, some twelve years later, Ashley was still picking up the pieces of her broken heart. Peyton Maxwell knew better than anyone that life rarely turned out the way you planned. After spending more than a decade away from her hometown, she’d finally decided to move back in order to raise her young daughter closer to family. She was just beginning to settle into her new job when Ashley walked into an exam room at the vet clinic and back into her life. Peyton thought she’d put that part of her life firmly in the past, but one look at her former lover and it all comes rushing back. Ashley has waited a long time for answers, but walks away from their encounter with only questions. Could it really hurt to pursue a friendly, platonic relationship as Peyton suggests? Or will Ashley find herself rekindling a flame that never really died?

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2L6pgSo

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Summer Reads – To Boldly Go by Em Stevens

Audiobook Available: Yes

When life gives you lemons, drink limoncello.  

Taryn's trip of a lifetime is finally happening. She's saved money, researched, planned, and created an itinerary that will allow her to travel Italy...and finally tell her best friend that she's in love with her. But those plans are ruined when she wakes up alone, her crush gone. Her plans did not include being alone and stranded in Milan.  

Now Taryn's dream vacation is a nightmare.  

Enter Holly, a fellow traveler: young, full of life, and comfortable traipsing off the beaten path. Holly feels a connection with Taryn and wants to salvage her trip. After all, they're in freaking Italy! But their radically different travel styles and age differences make for rough terrain.  

Together, they boldly go into unexplored territories of the heart, and may just discover love.  

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2EnR04i

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Age Difference – London, Actually by Clare Lydon

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: Custard Publishing

Rules Are Made To Be Broken…

Two years after her marriage implodes, event-planner Cleo Nightingale is ready to get back in the dating game. However, she has one key rule: no younger women. How hard can it be?

Fresh out of uni, Becca Cramer is single and ready to embrace her new career. She’s not looking for a relationship, but then fate steps in and introduces her to Cleo.

Mix in two weddings & a festival, a jilted brother and a pregnant best friend, and you've got all the ingredients for a hilarious page-turner featuring the unlikely love-match of the year!

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2Uw5a8p

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Enemies to Lovers – Sparks Like Ours by Melissa Brayden

Audiobook Available: Yes

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

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 meetups, 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.... 

A Seven Shores romance

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2Ea2dol

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Workplace Romance – Fake It ‘Till You Make It by M. Ullrich

Audiobook Available: Yes

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

Can the truth really set you free? Genevieve Applegate is tired of her stagnant life and she's ready to make a change by going after her dream job in New Jersey. The listing seems ideal when Genevieve scans it, but a big surprise comes at her interview: Out Shore Magazine is an LGBT publication. She's willing to work around this detail with an innocent lie, one she'll keep from her longtime boyfriend as well as her new boss, Harper Davies. Out Shore has been Harper's main focus since her heart was broken years ago, but Genevieve may be the one to change that with her fresh perspective and charm. While both women enjoy what they learn about each other, Genevieve is most surprised by what she learns about herself. Pretending to be a lesbian has never felt more honest.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2PwsBuC

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Foodie – Last Call for Love by M. Ullrich

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

Lauren Daly is fed up with her dead-end job, frustrating roommates, and unhealthy love life. She escapes to The Dollhouse, New Jersey’s hottest lesbian bar, where disappearing in a crowd of gorgeous women is exactly what she needs at the end of the day. But when the owner, Berit Matthews, approaches her for a casual hookup, Lauren pushes her away, knowing better than to put her heart on the line for a playgirl. 

Berit loves her bar, her life, and the casual connections she has with the women around her. She can’t help her simmering attraction for Lauren, though, and Lauren’s rejection challenges her to prove she's capable of friendship, kindness, and even matchmaking. Berit’s efforts draw them closer than either expected, but when The Dollhouse is threatened, they’re forced to fight for their sanctuary and their newfound love.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2Psfv1q

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Fantasy – Furies Bridge by Brey Willows

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

If you knew the gods worked from a building in Santa Monica, California, would it change you?

Avenging fury Alectho (Alec) Graves has been tasked with saving the world, when she isn’t out seeking justice for those innocents who suffer at the hands of evil-doers. If she fails in her mission, those she loves will cease to exist.

Selene Perkton is a philosophy professor in Los Angeles. She lives an ordinary, well scheduled life, and knows her place in it. When Alec appears, the world she thought she knew becomes a very different place.

Can Alec and Selene put aside their differences, or will the evil lurking in the shadows manage to pull them apart?

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2EdjnBp

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Romantic Suspense and Mystery – The Domme Tamer by Kat Evens

Audiobook Available: No

The victims were as different as night and day: an exotic dancer, a beloved teacher, and a promising law student. What was the one thing they had in common? A fetish for breath play...

Homicide Detective Jillian Robichaux is smart and persistent. When a string of brutal murders hits the Big Easy's ultra-secretive BDSM community and threatens to expose high-profile members of its conservative Southern culture, Jillian rolls up her sleeves and gets to work piecing together the victims' last steps. In her search for the truth, she enlists the expertise of FBI agent, AJ Johnson III. But with each clue they uncover, the deeper Jillian is lured into the underground world of sadomasochism--and into the strong arms of the domineering criminal profiler. 

Only one question remains. How far will she go?

In the world's first provocative thriller of its kind, bestselling author Kat Evans takes you on a heart-pounding race to catch a killer.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2Ee9CTJ

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Women of Color – Falling Into Place by Sheryn Munir

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: Ylva Publishing

Romance is not for Tara. Embittered after a college fling, she vows to never fall in love again–especially since she believes there’s no future for same-sex love in her home in urban India. Then, one rain-drenched evening, an insane decision brings the bubbly Sameen into her life and everything changes. Sameen is beautiful, a breath of fresh air…and almost certainly straight. All Tara’s carefully built-up defences start to crumble, one after the other. But is this relationship doomed before it can even start?

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2Emaned

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Holiday Book – Fresh Tracks by Georgia Beers

Audiobook Available: Yes

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

Seven women, seven days. A lot can happen. There are three things that Amy Forrester loves most in the world: Jo, her wife of 15 years; spending time with her closest friends; and her cabin in the woods. What better way to spend the week between Christmas and New Year's than having all three!

When she invites her three best friends to join her and Jo in their mountain hideaway, all she expects is good food, fine wine, and lively conversation. Unfortunately for Amy, there are three things that she doesn't count on: her best friend's relationship is falling apart; her two other friends share a secret that causes nothing but conflict and discomfort; and the arrival of Jo's fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants niece Darby, who has a habit of leaving broken hearts in her wake.

Childhood friends, new lovers, and old rivals share beginnings, endings, and the uncommon bonds of friendship in a story filled with romance and possibility.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2rsJpcj

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Celebrity Romance – In Development by Rachel Spangler

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: Brisk Press

From a young age, Cobie Galloway made a career of playing the girl-next-door on the silver screen. Only, she’s not a teenager anymore. Ready to challenge herself artistically and earn the part she’s always dreamed of, she’s forced to face the realization that in order to win the roles afforded to edgier actresses, she might first have to audition by playing someone edgier in her day-to-day life. 

Pop star Lila Wilder built a multimedia empire by always having her finger on the pulse of what’s hot. However, as she struggles to produce her next smash hit record, she’s finding it hard to keep her name in the public eye, and a string of tumultuous relationships with Hollywood boy-toys no longer captivates anyone’s attention. 

Both women tentatively agree to a headline-grabbing fauxmance, with two simple rules: Always stick to the script, and never forget that on the stage of public perception, nothing is real. Can two women find love in a world of carefully crafted illusions, or will a successful charade mean the potential for something more gets left on the cutting-room floor?

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2EdLa4Q

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

Historical Romance – Letters Never Sent by Sandra Moran

Audiobook Available: Yes

Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company

Three women, united by love and kinship, struggle to conform to the social norms of the times in which they live.

In 1931 Katherine Henderson leaves behind her small town in Kansas and the marriage proposal of a local boy to live on her own and work at the Sears & Roebuck glove counter in Chicago. There she meets Annie - a bold, outspoken feminist who challenges Katherine's idea of who she thinks she is and what she thinks she wants in life.

In 1997 Katherine's daughter, Joan, travels to Lawrence, Kansas, to clean out her estranged mother's house. Hidden away in an old suitcase, she finds a wooden box containing trinkets and a packet of sealed letters to a person identified only by a first initial.

Joan reads the unsent letters and discovers a woman completely different from the aloof and unyielding mother of her youth - a woman who had loved deeply and lost that love to circumstances beyond her control. Now she just has to find the strength to use the healing power of empathy and forgiveness to live the life she's always wanted to live.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2Pv7ngC

(link works for US, UK, Canada, Germany and Italy)

 

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Christmas Special by Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

December 13, 2018

Christmas Special

Seize the Day Podcast

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.   Since Christmas is just around the corner, todays show is all about Christmas, pantos, family, and in a special addition, my gorgeous sons join me to take about their favourite Christmas films and stories.

 

Merry Christmas everyone - whether you celebrate or not, I hope you have a truly wonderful time!

 

#Christmas #Panto #Mulled Wine

 

Seize the Day was inspired by my favourite Latin expression Carpe Diem.  I’m very much a “glass is half full” person and I’ve had some great mentors throughout my life, who have offered me invaluable guidance.  We have so many wonders at our fingertips and sometimes we just need a little help, or someone to remind us.

 

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Mistletoe Mishap by Siri Caldwell - Book Clips

December 12, 2018

Mistletoe Mishap by Siri Caldwell

Book Clips 

Welcome to Book Clips, the mini podcast where authors and narrators give you a taste of a book with a short snippet. 

In this episode we hear the author reading an excerpt from Mistletoe Mishap by Siri Caldwell

Synopsis 

Ready…set…yes!

Geology professor Kendra Davis has been in love with Dr. Viviana Ortiz for so long she can barely remember what life was like before they met. They’ve built a life together. Gotten comfortable. Maybe too comfortable. 

Comfortable enough to challenge each other to a simple contest: who can make the other person take the Lord’s name in vain the loudest and the most often with the least clothes on before Christmas. With only twelve days to prove that a long-term relationship doesn’t mean a physically dead one, Kendra has no time to waste. If only Viv played fair…

Will mental arithmetic, a little too much coffee, and absurdly placed mistletoe help two middle-aged scientists laugh and love their way through the holidays?

 

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YA kicks ass and you should read it - Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books

December 11, 2018

YA kicks ass and you should read it

Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books

In this episode of Riding Shotgun with DRB, Jove Belle and Michelle L. Teichman discuss the kickass nature of young adult fiction.

Also, they're pretty sure your life would be much happier if you read it too.

 Visit Dirt Road Books online to learn more about them.

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Your Ultimate Guide To Lesbian Gifts - Les Talk About It

December 10, 2018

Your Ultimate Gift Guide For Lesbians

Les Talk About It

In this episode Sheena and Tamara explore some of the gifts that you can find on Amazon for lesbians. They range from cute to downright ridiculous and this episode is meant to be fun and make you laugh, so sit back and enjoy as we describe some of the random stuff you can get in our Your Ultimate Gift Guide For Lesbians

The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!) 

 

Lickalottapus Lesbian Coffee Mug

 

Vagitarian 2019: Funny Lesbian Weekly and Monthly Agenda Planner and Appointment Book 

 

Stripping Lady Mug 

 

Boobs Handwarmers

 

Happy Holigays Rainbow Gay & Lesbian Ugly Christmas Long Sleeve T-Shirt

 

Im A Dyke, Take a Hike - Funny - Lesbian - Pride - Novelty Socks, Multi, Mens 6 - 11, Womens 7.5 - 12

 

Gay Detector App

 

The Butch Lesbians of the '20s, '30s, and '40s Coloring Book

 

 

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Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.) 

 

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Interview with Carrie Pack - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 29b

December 8, 2018

Interview with Carrie Pack

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 29b with Heather Rose Jones

A series of interviews with authors of historically-based fiction featuring queer women.

In this episode we talk about

  • The riot girl movement of the 1990s
  • The importance of girls in zine culture
  • Writing near-past fiction
  • Sensitive writing for the contemporary reader
  • Carrie’s podcast: Bi Sci Fi for queer-friendly speculative fiction
  • Different experiences with SFF and YA books
  • Researching the facts of your own past

Publications mentioned:

No transcript is available for this episode

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Website: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

Blog: http://alpennia.com/blog

RSS: http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/

Links to Heather Online

Website: http://alpennia.com

Email: contact@alpennia.com

Twitter: @heatherosejones

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Heather-Rose-Jones-490950014312292/

Links to Carrie Pack Online

Website: http://www.carriepack.com

Twitter: @carriepack

Twitter: @biscifi

Podcast: https://biscifipodcast.wordpress.com

 

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Mallory Lass’s Holiday F/F Fanfic Reading List

December 7, 2018

Mallory Lass's Holiday F/F Fanfic Reading List

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Mallory Lass

Mallory Lass is back! This time she joins Tara to share her holiday f/f fanfic reading list, with both holiday-themed stories and stories for people who want to avoid the season.

More from Mallory:

 

Holiday Theme

These are full of common themes and plot devices. Christmas fics tend to be short and sweet, and a lot are written for some version of a holiday fic exchange or prompt fest. Most of them are Gen/Teen. Mistletoe features prominently.

 

  1. “Blue Christmas” Ch 1-9, Ch 10-13, Ch 14-17  by raginhoops. 23K words, rated Teen.
    Fandom: Law and Order: SUV; Ship: Olivia Benson/Alexandra Cabot
    Backstory: Olivia Benson, sexy butch detective in the special victims unit. Alexandra Cabot, blond bombshell assistant district attorney.

Rec: Tables are turned when Olivia is the one pursued.

Major Tropes: Workplace Romance, Rich Girl/Poor Girl

Content warnings: N/A

 

  1. Holiday Wish” by miss_morland. <1K, rated Gen
    Fandom: Harry Potter; Ship: Minerva McGonagall/Poppy Pomfrey

Backstory: Mrs. McGonagall is one of the most respected teachers in all of Hogwarts. Mrs. Pomfrey is a fantastic healer. Both are women of a certain age playing important, but minor roles in a massively popular series with a huge cast of characters.

Rec: A 5 things fic that regresses in time and reminded me of Sarah Waters’ Night Watch. It’s really, really sweet. Full of love, and a surprise ending. Short, but packs a punch.

Content warnings: N/A

Bonus: Podfic! Recorded by thriceandonce

 

  1. Wrapped in Red” by cassiopeiasara. 1.5K words, rated Teen+

Fandom: Ghostbusters (2016); Ship: Jillian Holtzmann/Patty Tolan
Backstory: Ghostbusters all female female reboot was released to a lot of outside noise and negativity. In my opinion set the table for other all female reboot movies, like Ocean’s 8, to succeed. Also helped elevate Kate McKinnon’s reputation as a comedy genius in film.

Rec: This is positively smooshy! There is mistletoe and courting, and getting of the girl. The characterization is great.

Content warnings: N/A

Bonus: search the hashtag “#all I want for Christmas is this ficathon” on tumblr to find fics submitted for ratherembarassing’s 2016 challenge, some Supergirl ones are on ao3 as well.

 

  1. She Sees You When You’re Sleeping; She Knows When You’re Awake” by T_Ninja. 2.3K words, rated Gen

Fandom: Person of Interest (TV); Ship: Root/Sameen Shaw
Backstory: This show follows a mix of hackers, cops, and former military as they take orders from an AI, the Machine, that was created to know when murders were premeditated and alert this group to stop them. Root/Shaw aka Shoot, we’re a pair full of slow burn subtext, which the show ultimately made canon in later seasons.

Rec: This cute Christmas story features The Machine playing matchmaker, mistletoe and Santa.

Content warnings: Full of canon typical wry humor, casual mentions of murder plots and guns.

 

  1. Singles' Night at the ER” by Keziah. 3.8K words, rated Teen+

Fandom: The 100 (TV Show); Ship: Abby Griffin/Raven Reyes | Doctor Mechanic

Backstory: A lot of the Doctor Mechanic subtext in this show occurred in the first and second seasons. It’s a tiny ship in a behemoth fandom with another main f/f ship.

Major Tropes: Age-gap, Modern AU

Rec: Perfect for fans of fluffy, fade to black, this is a cute modern AU fic set in the ER on Christmas Eve. Plus they go to a diner!

Content warnings: N/A

 

  1. Marmite & Mistletoe” by ArcadiaArden. 155K words, rated Mature

Fandom: Rizzli & Isles; Ship: F/F
Backstory: Set in Season 5

Rec: A friend says it’s her favorite Christmas fic and I am looking forward to reading over the holidays myself.

Content warnings: Not fluffy, read the author notes

 

Holiday Avoidance

A lot of people don’t have the luxury of enjoying the holidays. There is a lot of stress and pressure for everything to be perfect, people are money strapped, people have anniversaries of loved ones deaths, queer people particularly tend to have rocky relationships with their families for a whole host of reasons. If you just need to escape into something, this list is for you!

 

  1. The Greatest” fanvid by Bironic

Fandom & Characters: multifandom video featuring characters of color in over 75 canons - see tags.

Backstory: This video was commissioned for a charity auction, notes from the creator: "Don't give up." A celebration of some badass characters of color in recent science fiction, fantasy and horror TV and movies. Made for resolute as part of the Fandom Trumps Hate 2017-2018 charity auction.

Rec: I have watched this fanvid so many times, and every time it puts a massive smile on my face. I only know half of the original shows/movies, if that, but it’s fun picking out my faves. There is a f/f kiss from Timeless toward the end, see if you I can spot it.

Content Warnings: zombie beheading at 0:25, PG 13 to R rated movie typical violence

 

  1. Gone to the Dogs” by avesnongrata and Woodface. 173K words, rated Mature.

Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe; Ship: Maria Hill/Natasha Romanov
Backstory: This is an amazing and fairly small ship in a massive multiship fandom. Their portmanteau is BlackHill, which is pretty rad. A lot of the BlackHill writers read the Black Widow comics, so there is extra texture which makes for high-quality writing. Lots of hurt/comfort with this ship.

Rec: This is both a Black Widow origin story and a Maria Hill/Natasha Romanov spy girlfriends story. Each author wrote from one of the characters’ perspective and I think that is, in part, what makes it a really strong story. It will suck you in and you won’t be able to stop reading so make sure you have a good chunk of time.

Content warnings: PTSD, past abuse/abandonment, violence

Bonus Rec for Poly Positive Readers:Women’s Weapons” by ThingsWithWings, 4.5K words, rated Explicit

Ship: Maria Hill/Pepper Potts/Natasha Romanov

More: 2 podfics linked inside the fic.

 

  1. some kind of madness (has started to evolve)” by thecrackshiplollipop. 8.5K words, rated Explicit

Fandom: The 100 (TV); Ship: Abby Griffin/Raven Reyes
Backstory: Abby is a doctor in the show and in this AU also a yoga instructor. Raven is a engineer/mechanic extraordinaire who gets disabled in the show and in this AU she is a student, mechanic, and dealing with her disability.

Rec: One of those I didn’t know I needed till I read it stories. Sometimes you just need well written smut with a good plot. Really good treatment of Raven’s disability. Really good angst over the age gap which isn’t usually my cuppa. It’s just good dang it.

Major Tropes: Modern AU; Age Gap

Content warnings: N/A

Note: If Clarke/Lexa is more your thing check out their other work she has quite a few Clexa stories.

 

  1. Chaos Theory” Series by andthatisterrible. 430K words, rated Teen -> Explicit (can avoid that part of series)

Fandom: Person of Interest (TV); Ship: Root/Sameen Shaw

Backstory: This show follows a mix of hackers, cops, and former military as they take orders from an AI, the Machine, that was created to know when murders were premeditated and alert this group to stop them. Root/Shaw aka Shoot, we’re a pair full of slow burn subtext, which the show ultimately made canon in later seasons.

Rec: The main story Sliding Towards Chaos, is rated Teen and then the author’s companion story Feedback Loops contains the Explicit interludes. They are all connected on ao3 (pay attention to the notes) and it’s a really interesting way to write to both audiences. It was also a Rec I received during my line standing time at ClexaCon.

Content warnings: Canon typical violence, rough sex in the explicit story typical of their early show interactions: pain play, light bdsm, destruction of clothes.

 

  1. and when we're there we'll belong” series by andibeth82. 540K words, rated Mature

Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe | The Acengers; Ship: Clint Barton/Laura Barton/Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov, Laura Barton/Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton/Laura Barton
Backstory: This is an absolute behemoth of a story, which the author has been pouring love into since 2015. It’s essentially a Clint and Natasha backstory, that meets up and connects to the Avengers movie timelines.

Rec: This is a Poly story! If you don’t like reading F/M or you don’t like Poly relationships, this is not the story for you. If you would like to see examples of how to build a Poly family, what and how to tell kids, etc. this story is for you. If you love found family, this story is for you. My only minor complaint is there isn’t enough Laura/Nat, it def skewed Clint/Nat, Clint/Laura because of the constraints of the MCU, but the writing is engaging. There is also a lot of domestic fluff, and dealing with the Barton Kids.

Content warnings: Canon typical violence and injuries, difficulties conceiving in first part, miscarriage (IIRC it is in part 3)

 

More info

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You can see all of our reviews, top 10 lists and author profiles on TheLesbianReview.com and don’t forget to send your emails, questions and more to Tara@TheLesbianReview.com.

 

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100270
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

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The Desire to be Needed - Curves Welcome

December 6, 2018

The Desire to be Needed

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

Life is all about giving. About serving. About adding value. About being part of a greater purpose than your own. The desire to feel needed is universal and is healthy as long as it is served in a way that lifts you and betters this world and those who live in it. In this episode, I share a very personal revelation I just learned that has helped me to understand how to embrace the need to be needed in order to live authentically and purposefully.

 
We discuss:
  • Common misconceptions on what drives us
  • Turning wishful thinking on its side and turning to thoughtful action instead
  • Learning to discover what you truly want out of life
  • How to open up to life's unexpected surprises
Patreon Links:
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All I Want For Christmas by Clare Lydon - Book Clips

December 5, 2018

All I Want For Christmas by Clare Lydon

Book Clips 

Welcome to Book Clips, the mini podcast where authors and narrators give you a taste of a book with a short snippet. 

In this episode we hear a reading from All I Want For Christmas by Clare Lydon

Synopsis 

This Christmas, Tori Hammond is on a mission to find love.

Her ideal present under the tree would be a shiny new girlfriend, so Tori gives herself one month to find that special lady by December 25th. Christmas spells romance and she’s going to grab some.

Love Christmas? Love romantic comedies? Then you need to read All I Want For Christmas and prepare to be swept off your festive feet! From the author of international smash-hits London Calling and This London Love, Clare Lydon has crafted another page-turner, bursting with seasonal attitude & wit.

Buy All I Want For Christmas and get your festive on!

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2B0zsIP

(link works for Amazon US, UK and Canada) 

 

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Clare Lydon Online

Website: https://www.clarelydon.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clare.lydon

Twitter: https://twitter.com/clarelydon   

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Your Work Is a Gift: Getting Comfortable With Self-Promotion

December 4, 2018
For Love & Money with Rae D. Magdon
 
In this episode, we discuss the (unnecessary!) guilt and shame that can consume authors when they promote their own work. Your work is a gift to your readers, and you should be excited to share it with them!
 
We discuss:
  • How the act of purchasing a creative work makes an impact on the purchaser
  • How practice makes perfect when it comes to overcoming self-promotional fears
  • How imagining yourself as a reader can help you put things into perspective
Links Mentioned
 
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Your Ultimate Guide To Becoming The Best Lesbian Ever - Les Talk About It

December 3, 2018

Your Ultimate Guide To Becoming THE BEST LESBIAN EVER

Les Talk About It

Sheena is joined by Kiki Archer, author of lesbian fiction to discuss the very important checklist that is known as Your Ultimate Guide To Becoming THE BEST LESBIAN EVER.

This is a funny take on lesbianism and is absolutely not meant to be taken seriously.

Our checklist:

  1. You need to own at least 14 cats
  2. Wear more flannel than a lumberjack
  3. Have one ex with 25 different personalities
  4. All your friends are exes
  5. You know all lesbians
  6. Owns a U-haul outright
  7. You have to be a vegetarian or vegan
  8. Can tell the difference between Tegan and Sarah
  9. You need to be able to burst into a drinking song
  10. You have no idea who made this year’s sexiest man list
  11. Your gold star badge is properly shined and kept on a velvet pillow.
  12. Attended every Pink concert ever
  13. Know that every strong woman is actually lesbian
  14. You own all of Kiki Archer’s books
  15. Be very exotic in your sex positions

 

You can find all of the Les Talk About It episodes here 

 

Find Kiki Archer Online

Website:  www.kikiarcherbooks.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kikiarcherbooks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kiki.archer

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNFjIFsYpZ3JM3QHFn1XwNg

 

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More holiGAY movies, please! Also, prepare yourselves! The Hootenanny approaches! - Women and Words

December 2, 2018

Women and Words Overview 24-30 November 2018

Andi and Jove are gearing up for the annual Hootenanny event at Women and Words, which means they shut the blog down for around two weeks. Once the Hootenanny starts (Dec. 12), that’s all you get, is GIVEAWAYS OUT THE WAZOO! Andi spent some time this week back-and-forthing with KD Williamson (who is awesome; see below) while Jove seems to spend tons of time finding cool organizations to donate to.

 

24 Nov.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta posted a few books whose characters are in law enforcement. And who doesn’t like a woman in (or out) of uniform? LOL

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

25 Nov.: Author Randi Triant stopped by to chat about writing craft and writing characters that are vanquished—she’s working on re-doing the trope of characters making all the right choices and succeeding, because sometimes the right choices don’t mean you’ll succeed.

 

26 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster KD Williamson talked about being bullied in elementary school and the bond she forged with her sister.

 

27 Nov.: Author, Women and Wordster, and lesbian herstory legend Lee Lynch wrote about the things you can find when on a trip to the doctor.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • More about Lee here

 

28 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette and Tucker the merry elf posted a reminder about the Women and Words annual Hootenanny (giant-ass book giveaway event) that starts Dec. 12 and goes through Dec. 23.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

29 Nov.: Authors and Women and Wordsters KD Williamson and Andi Marquette did a back-and-forth Q&A with each other, talking about  writing, diversity, and fanfic.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

30 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette lamented the lack of LGBTQ+ - themed holiday movies, and then pointed out a few bright spots. And Jove mentioned in the podcast the 2000 movie What’s Cooking.

 

Jove and Andi remind people that this time of year can be hard on some, but find the bright spots in giving. Jove reminds people of the microloan site Kiva and Andi reminded people of Heifer International, which provides domestic animals to people in developing nations. Jove also brought up Laundry Love, which helps low-income and no-income people and families wash clothes and bedding by partnering with groups, schools, and local Laundromats. And she brought up Socks for Soldiers, in which people actually knit a pair of socks for an active-duty soldier. If you can’t knit, there are other ways to help.

 

And Jove would like everyone to know (because Andi doesn’t like to talk too much about accomplishments…lol)  that Andi’s holiday reboot of Dickens’ Christmas Carol, The Bureau of Holiday Affairs, was one of six LGBTQ+ holiday books included in a write-up in the “Happy Ever After” section of USA Today, under “Rainbow Trends.” Go see.

 

ALSO! Dirt Road Books is releasing the anthology Learning Curve. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Australian organization One Girl, which helps provide education for girls in Africa. So if you’re looking for a new read this holiday, and want to feel even better about where your money goes, we hope you consider buying it.

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On the Shelf December 2018 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 29a

December 1, 2018

On the Shelf December 2018

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 29a with Heather Rose Jones

Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing.

In this episode we talk about

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Website: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

Blog: http://alpennia.com/blog

RSS: http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/

Links to Heather Online

Website: http://alpennia.com

Email: contact@alpennia.com

Twitter: @heatherosejones

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Heather-Rose-Jones-490950014312292/

 

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Anna Interviews Shamim Sarif - The Lesbian Review podcast

November 30, 2018

Anna Interviews Shamim Sarif

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Anna is joined by Shamim Sarif today to talk about her movies, the stories behind them and she talks about her family and coming out.

 

The World Unseen by Shamim Sarif

In 1950's South Africa, free-spirited Amina has broken all the rules of her own conventional Indian community, and the new apartheid-led government, by running a café with Jacob her “coloured” business partner. When she meets Miriam, a young wife and mother, their 

unexpected attraction pushes Miriam to question the rules that bind her. When Amina helps Miriam’s sister-in-law to hide from the police, a chain of events is set in motion that changes both women forever. 

The World Unseen transports us to a vibrant, colourful world, a world that divides white from black and women from men, but one that might just allow an unexpected love to survive.

 

Get This Movie On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2Dh4ZYw

 

I Can’t Think Straight

Tala, a London-based Palestinian, is preparing for her elaborate Middle Eastern wedding when she meets Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is dating her best friend. Spirited Christian Tala and shy Muslim Leyla could not be more different from each other, but the attraction is immediate and goes deeper than friendship. But Tala is not ready to accept the implications of the choice her heart has made for her and escapes back to Jordan, while Leyla tries to move on with her new-found life, to the shock of her tradition-loving parents. As Tala's wedding day approaches, simmering tensions come to boiling point and the pressure mounts for Tala to be true to herself.

Moving between the vast enclaves of Middle Eastern high society and the stunning backdrop of London's West End, I Can't Think Straight explores the clashes between East and West, love and marriage, conventions and individuality, creating a humorous and tender story of unexpected love and unusual freedoms. 

 

Get This Movie On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2OF5sFI

 

Wrote the Book, Made the Movie, Raised the Kids, Now the Blog

Modern women really can have it all – work, family, friends and fans – but having a sense of humour helps! By popular demand, Shamim Sarif’s collected blogs from 2009 are all here, together with full colour photos and captions.

Hilarious and insightful, the blogs follow Shamim’s work as a writer, director, mother and wife – the 21st Century musings of an exhausted Renaissance woman.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2OF3d5r

 

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About Anna

Anna is a sound editor working in LA and a reviewer at The Lesbian Review specialising in sports romance.

 

Anna Online

Twitter: https://twitter.com/agramlich78

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anna.gramsound

 

Shamim Online

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shamimsarif

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shamimsarif/

Amazon Author Page: https://amzn.to/2B1jWfu

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Global Girl Project Interview with Julia Lynch by Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

November 29, 2018

Global Girl Project Interview with Julia Lynch

Seize the Day Podcast

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.   In todays show I am incredibly fortunate to get to interview the very inspiring Julia Lynch, founder of Global Girl Project, a wonderful leadership exchange program for young women from developing countries.  Julia tells us about #travelling #nepal #capoeira #disney and how #globalgirlproject began.

 

One of the motivators for starting Seize the Day was to get inspirational women on the show, to talk through how they found success, what got them to the point they are at now, and why they do it, so I’m truly delighted to have Julia join me in this episode.  She is #makingadifference in the world.

 

Seize the Day was inspired by my favourite Latin expression Carpe Diem.  I’m very much a “glass is half full” person and I’ve had some great mentors throughout my life, who have offered me invaluable guidance.  We have so many wonders at our fingertips and sometimes we just need a little help, or someone to remind us.

 

 

Natalie Online

Website:  www.seizethe-day.com

Twitter: @natsnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

Instagram: seizetheday_today

 

Julia Online

You can contact Julia via email

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in Instagram

 

 

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A New Leash On Life by Suzie Carr - Book Clips

November 28, 2018

A New Leash On Life by Suzie Carr

Book Clips 

Welcome to Book Clips, the mini podcast where authors and narrators give you a taste of a book with a short snippet. 

In this episode we hear the first chapter of the audiobook for A New Leash On Life by Suzie Carr

 

Synopsis 

When a hurricane blows through town and threatens the future of Olivia Clark's animal shelter, she publicizes her desperate plea for help to the masses. Aid comes from a surprising source: Chloe Homestead, Olivia's ex-girlfriend from 13 years ago and the only girl Olivia has ever loved. Chloe, a self-made millionaire, offers to finance and manage the shelter's repairs and operations - a gesture Olivia is in no position to refuse.

Working intimately together to provide loving care to homeless animals, Olivia struggles to keep her composure in Chloe's fun and flirty presence. As Olivia's walls start to crumble, the past catches up to them. Chloe has a dark secret that she's been carrying around for 13 years.

Will Chloe's secret threaten the future of the shelter and the relationship she has worked so hard to restore?

This book delves into the selfless world of dogs, animals, puppies, animal shelters, philanthropy, and family.

 

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2TI66WP

(link works for Amazon US, UK, Germany, Italy and Canada) 

 

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Suzie Carr Online

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Keeping the details detangled - Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books

November 27, 2018

On this episode of Dirt Road Books, Jove Belle muses about the challenges of staying organized and pointed forward. If you have ideas, please share with her. She's a bit of a mess.

 

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Ideal Date Ideas For Asexuals - Ask An Asexual

November 26, 2018

Ideal Date Ideas For Asexuals

Ask An Asexual

Episode 6

Join Sheena, Heather Rose Jones and Alex Woods in the season finale of Ask An Asexual. In this episode we talk about dates.

Find out

  • At which point in the dating relationship holding hands is acceptable
  • What Alex’s ideal date is
  • What coffee is like where Alex lives
  • Why Heather hates coffee dates
  • Which historic event Heather would want to visit on her romantic date

 

Find Sheena Online

Twitter @Sheena_LE

 

Find Heather Rose Jones Online

Website: https://www.alpennia.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heatherrosejones

Twitter: https://twitter.com/heatherosejones

Check out her book with an asexual main character The Mystic Marriage -> https://amzn.to/2S65Vnx

 

Find Alex Woods Online

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/9q365h/home_where_things_live_in_the_woods_part_1/?st=JNIV4YKU&sh=3fe4acab

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Blackshadowhand

 

 

Find Ask An Asexual on The Lesbian Talk Show

 

Some Asexual Resources:

 

Claudie Arseneault’s Aromantic and Asexual Character Database: https://claudiearseneault.com/?page_id=1320

 

List of Fictional Characters who are asexual https://m.ranker.com/list/fictional-characters-who-are-asexual/anncasano

 

Finding Asexual Characters In Movies https://www.google.se/amp/s/www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/skarlan/ace-on-the-big-screen#ampf=undefined

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Skilled tools and podcast interruptus - Women and Words

November 25, 2018

Women and Words Overview 17-23 November 2018

Andi is on the road YET AGAIN, but Tucker the merry elf is along for the happy fun times and who knows what he’ll get up to. Also. Jove had a run-in with a router (the tool kind, not the wifi kind) and her thumb is still in recovery, but it’s doing better than it was. And the West has three seasons. Winter, spring, and fire. Also, self-care is a thing and we should all do it more.

 

17 Nov.: Women and Wordster Danielle Zion did a Reader’s Perspective on judicial and military books.

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18 Nov.: Poet, writer, and advocate Gabriella Meghan joined us to chat about self-care and her latest poetry collection. She also did a giveaway.

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  • Gabriella Meghan’s website

 

19 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll notes that Nov. 11 was the hundred-year anniversary of the end of WWI, and she includes a great discussion about how that was commemorated. She also went on a quest to see if she could find out who the young men were who were living in her house in 1911.

 

20 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Ash Bartlett provided a moving remembrance of her grandmother, and related it to the California fires in Paradise.

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21 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson blogged about the horrific fires in California, and provided links so you can help.

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  • Clifford Mae Henderson’s website

 

22 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess talked about working at a local polling station with her spouse and her thoughts post-election.

 

23 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a little fangirling about a few things keeping her less-nutty as we all enter a really busy time of the  year.

 

23 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Erin Zak suggests keeping our mental health steady during this holiday season through meditation.

 

ALSO! 23 Nov.: Hot off the Press and Coming Attractions, Nov.-Dec. 2018

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It’s the holiday season! Get ready for the Hootenanny, 12-23 December where we here at Women and Words give away 20-40 books a day for TWELVE FREAKING DAYS. Jove also suggests finding a cause to support, like your fave writers or artist-types on Patreon or through GoFundMe.

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