Bliss & Mrs: Should You Base Characters On Real People?

August 30, 2016

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss writing characters and whether or not you should base them on people you know

This was a question sent in by a listener. If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

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Therapy Cafe: Lightning Round pt1 of 3 - Lesbian Dating

August 29, 2016

In this episode, Zane (Soul Mates) and Thalia (Eagle Cove) introduce our first Lightning Round! 

This is Part 1 of 3 where we answer questions about lesbian dating.  Part 2 of 3 will release on October 31st and we'll answer questions about lesbian sex.  Part 3 of 3 will release on January 30th and we'll answer questions about lesbian relationships.

What is a Lightning Round you ask?

We asked listeners to send in lesbian dating, sex, and relationship questions that can be answered by a simple 'Yes' or 'No' response.

And then during the episode, our guest moderator, the world-famous Velvet Lounger of The Lesbian Reading Room asked these questions of Zane and Thalia who attempted to answer as many as possible in 10 minutes. Velvet also personally answered the questions and asked us to elaborate on our simple 'yes' or 'no' responses occasionally.  We also spent a fair amount of time laughing.  We entertained ourselves.  Hopefully we'll entertain you as well.

We hope that Velvet will agree to be our regular moderator for these Lightning Rounds so please give her lots of encouragement.

The Therapy Café is brought to you by The Lesbian Talk Show where you can find this and other fine lesbian podcasts.

Be sure to send us your questions to contact@therapy.cafe.  And subscribe to and rate our show on Podbean and iTunes. We can't do the show without you.


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W&W: The Conversation Starting T-Shirt

August 28, 2016

Women and Words overview

21-26 August 2016

Jove Belle is out flinging around the wilderness and Andi Marquette is out flinging around California, but she managed to check in with all y’all!

21 August: Author Kate Christie stopped by to chat about her books, including her latest, Game Time, and to talk about how important soccer (football to many of you) has been in her life. She’s also doing a giveaway! Two ebooks!

Women and Words link HERE

Kate Christie’s website

25 August: Author and regular Women and Wordster Renée Bess discussed character-driven stories and stories in which characters have to deal with political and social currents of the day. Renée enjoys reading and writing stories like the latter, and notes that her book, The Rules, deals with racial identity and conflicts caused by colorism and class differences.

Women and Words link HERE

Renée Bess’ website

26 August: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette blogs about a fangirl T-shirt she wore while traveling from one state to another and the conversations it started. Hint: STAR WARS!

Women and Words link HERE

Andi’s website

Fangirlshirts.com so you, too, can fangirl everywhere

Also, remember the Bella Books anthology that’s a fundraiser for GCLS.

Bella Books info about it

And Andi highly recommends this stop in her personal weird America tour, The Bigfoot Discovery Museum in Felton, CA. Srsly. How can you NOT want to see this?

Also, the awe-inspiring redwood trees. Andi stopped off at the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, right down the road from the Bigfoot museum. Make it a day, people!

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LHMP: Ordinary Women

August 27, 2016

Lesbian Historic Motif Project Podcast
Episode 1 “Ordinary Women”

by Heather Rose Jones

The historic records concerning Greta von Mösskirch and Jehanne and Laurence are discussed in detail in the following publications.


Benkov, Edith. “The Erased Lesbian: Sodomy and the Legal Tradition in Medieval Europe” in Same Sex Love and Desire Among Women in the Middle Ages. ed. by Francesca Canadé Sautman & Pamela Sheingorn. Palgrave, New York, 2001.


Puff, Helmut. 2000. "Female Sodomy: The Trial of Katherina Hetzeldorfer (1477)" in Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies: 30:1, 41-61.


You can find a discussion of these articles as part of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project blog here and here

You can also find Heather Rose Jones fantasy novels on Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk Amazon.ca

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Les Do Books: The Red Files by Lee Winter (Book Club)

August 26, 2016

Les Do Books

The Red Files, aka the Book Tara Won’t Stop Talking About

Brooklyn and Tara, reviewers at The Lesbian Review, discuss their book club pick of the month, The Red Files by Lee Winter. Listen to find out what it’s about, who their favourite characters were, and which part made Brooklyn fall a little bit in love with the author. 

This podcast is full of spoilers, so be sure to read The Red Files before checking it out.

They also announce their next book club pick, Depths of Blue by Lise MacTague, which they will discuss in the episode that airs September 23.

More info

Come talk to us about these books and any other lesfic you’ve been reading lately at our new Facebook group, The Lesbian Review Book Club.

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

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Book Clips: The Revelation Of Beatrice Darby by Jean Copeland

August 25, 2016

The Revelation Of Beatrice Darby

by Jean Copeland

How much courage does it take to be yourself? In a decade when good girls conform to strict family and social expectations, Beatrice Darby is about to find out. After a harmless admiration for her older boss, sophisticated Abby Gill, blossoms into a full-blown crush, Beatrice is startled to discover why she’s never felt like other girls. She soon learns the necessity of “passing,” the shame of secret “sin,” and the pressure to meet family expectations, all while suffering the angst of unrequited love and the disastrous end to her friendship with college roommate and future sister-in-law, Gwen Ridgeway. When Abby reappears years later, can Beatrice go against all she’s ever known to be happy? Will she have to choose between honesty and her family?

Get this novel on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 
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Les Talk About It: The Insurance Discrimination Saga

August 24, 2016

This week Tamara and Sheena chat about how an insurance company is being sued because of discrimination against lesbians who want to have children.

They also answer listen Kathy's questions - My lesdar pings for a lady I work with. I am openly out but she is not. I find her intriguing, what should I do?

Send your comments and questions to Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and tell us what you would like to hear about
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Bliss & Mrs: Beta Readers, Why and How

August 23, 2016

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss beta readers, why they use them and how their process works.

This was a question sent in by a listener. If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

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Therapy Cafe: The Urge To Merge

August 22, 2016

In this upcoming episode, Zane (Soul Mates) and Thalia (Eagle Cove) examine the excitement of first love and the urge to merge.

The Therapy Café is brought to you by The Lesbian Talk Show where you can find this and other fine lesbian podcasts.

Be sure to send us your questions to contact@therapy.cafe.  Please subscribe to and rate our show. We can't do the show without you.

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W&W: Tyres, Gardening and Jam

August 21, 2016

Women and Words Podcast Overview 

15-20 August 2016

Jove didn’t go camping this weekend, BUT she’s been making tons of jam, jelly, and salsa. See if you can sneak onto her Christmas list…

15 August: Author and Women and Words regular Stevie Carroll joins us from the UK with an awesome blog about work she’s doing on her garden, including creating a pond out of old tires (tyres).

Women and Words link HERE

Steve Carroll’s LiveJournal

17 August: Info about the Bella Books anthology fundraising project for Golden Crown Literary Society. Call for submissions! Hit the link below for more details.

Women and Words link HERE

18 August: Author and Women and Words regular R.G. Emanuelle talks about something we all have to go through: Change.

Women and Words link HERE

R.G. Emanuelle’s website

19 August: Hot off the Press and Coming Attractions notice posted, August and September 2016.

Women and Words direct link to lists HERE.

19 August: A twofer on Friday! Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette does a Fangirl Friday about Stranger Things and Winona Ryder.

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

20 August: Women and Words’ reader in residence Erin Saluta joins us to talk about drivers. Specifically, the kind of drivers/badass motorcycle types who freakin’ get out there and just do it.

Women and Words link HERE

And now is about the time that Jove and Andi start planning the massive, crazy, WTF were they thinking Hootenanny, which is a 12-day giveaway in December. Women and Words easily gives away 20-30 books a day, all donated by authors and publishers, and we give away other swag, too. Last year we gave out 3 Kindle Fires. So we’re in the early planning stages, and most likely we’re going to do a sign-up sheet at Women and Words for authors who would like to donate books to the crazy. We’ll keep you posted. Hope you all have a great week!

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