The Lesbian Review: Fantastic Free Lesbian Books And Where To Find Them

January 20, 2017

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

Fantastic Free Lesbian Books And Where To Find Them 

On this episode of The Lesbian Review Podcast Sheena tells you about a number of Free Lesbian Books and Where To Find Them

 

 

1 When Women Were Warriors by Catherine M Wilson

The first book in the trilogy. 

Get it here

 

2 It Had To Be You by Clare Lydon

A sweet novella that you get for free when you sign up to Clare’s newsletter. 

 

See my review for it here

 

Or sign up here for her newsletter 

 

 

3 Several Free Stories from Harper Bliss

 

Looking for a steamy read then look no further. Bliss gives away a bucket load of books just go to this link and follow instructions 

 

4 Passion Bay by Jennifer Fulton 

 

It is the first book in a four book series and it’s totally free.

 

Get it free on Amazon at this link 

 

Visit The Lesbian Review for all our reviews and top 10 lists or pop me an email on podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com 

 

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Curves Welcome: The Great Escape

January 19, 2017

Curves Welcome

The Great Escape 

Novelist and Motivational Blogger Suzie Carr talks about the problem with depending on external factors to keep balanced and happy, and offers alternative solutions to becoming more mindful.   

A Note to Listeners: 

Is there a topic you’d like to hear me cover? Please email me to let me know. I’ve got a special treat for you if you do. Please mention Podcast Idea in your subject line. 

More info

  • Join Suzie’s Facebook group Feed Your Joy 
  • Visit Curves Welcome to receive 2 free stories by submitting name and email 
  • Email Suzie questions and comments

 

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Badass Women Save Themselves: Top 5 Women On A Deserted Island

January 18, 2017

Badass Women Save Themselves

Top 5 Women On A Deserted Island

 

This episode Jove Belle and Blythe Rippon chat about their top 5 women characters to be stuck on a desserted island with.

 

You can find the Badass Women Save Themselves website here

 

 

 

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Book Clips: Translucid by Zen DiPietro

January 17, 2017

Book Clips 

Translucid by Zen DiPietro 

Synopsis

What if you woke up knowing how to do your job, but not your own name? What if you had to rely on other people to tell you who you were? 

What if you thought they were wrong?

Emé Fallon is the security chief of Dragonfire Station, and does a damn good job of it. That’s where her competence ends. Outside of work, she has a wife she doesn’t know, a captain who seems to hate her, and a lot of questions that don’t add up.

Without a past, all she has is the present, and she’ll stop at nothing to ensure she has a future.

Fans of Star Trek, Firefly, and The Expanse will love this new series.

 

You can find this novel on Amazon.com | on Amazon.co.uk | on Amazon.ca

 

 

Visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com/Reading for more information on sending us your reading for Book Clips

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Les Talk About It: Do All Lesbians Love SUVs?

January 16, 2017

Les Talk About It 

Do All Lesbians Love SUVs?

 

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are discussing the steriotype that all lesbians love SUVs. They look at where the steriotype comes from. They also discuss why lesbians do love SUVs.

MORE INFO 

Sheena is the founder of The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel and The Lesbian Review. Tamara is super smart and loves researching and together this married couple are known to get slightly off topic and laugh a lot.

 

Send your questions and comments to Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com or visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com for more info about this and other lesbian podcasts.

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Women And Words: Andi and Jove on antibacterial soaps and tattoos

January 15, 2017

Women and Words podcast overview

7-13 January 2017

 

Andi and Jove on antibacterial soaps and tattoos ($13 tattoos in Portland on Friday the 13th!), and breakfast for dinner is totally a thing and you should try it. Speaking of dinner, the phrase “winner winner chicken dinner” made Jove and Andi laugh because it’s like Vegas in the 50s.

 

7 Jan.: Author and reader K Aten took over today’s Saturday spot for Erin Saluta, who is on an extended leave of absence for a family emergency. We wish her the best. Here K (Kelly) discusses fanfic as an entry point for lesfic. WOOO!

Women and Words link HERE

K Aten’s website

 

8 Jan.: Author Christina Philippou joined us with some info about her debut novel, Lost in Static.

Women and Words link HERE

Christina Philippou’s website

 

9 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler re-posted her interview with Genta Sebastian (which may have gotten sucked into the vortex of time and space caused by the Hootenanny) along with the book drawing winner and single-handedly probably introduced half the planet to the phrase “winner winner chicken dinner.”

Women and Words link HERE

Jessie Chandler’s website

Genta Sebastian’s website

 

10 Jan.: Life Coach Angela Grace joined us to provide some tips to those of use who are still feeling derailed as a result of the recent election in the U.S. to help us get back on track.

Women and Words link HERE

 

11 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Jove Belle did some Women and Words housecleaning as well as listed her writing goals for this year.

Women and Words link HERE

Jove Belle’s website

 

12 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde notes that she’s been procrastinating, but she’s also about to embark on another adventure. Two months in southern Africa. Safe travels, Fiona! And hopefully, she’ll hit us up with photos. ☺

Women and Words link HERE

Fiona Zedde’s website

 

13 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirled over the film Star Wars: Rogue One.

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

 

ALSO! GCLS (Golden Crown Literary Society – lesfic!) early bird registrations are due 31 January. The conference is in Chicago this year, beginning July 5.

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Book Clips: Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before by Karelia Stetz-Waters

January 14, 2017

Book Clips 

Forgive me if I've told you this before by Karelia Stetz-Waters 

Shy, intellectual, and living in rural Oregon, Triinu Hoffman just doesn’t fit in. She does her best to hide behind her dyed hair and black wardrobe, but it’s hard to ignore the bullying of Pip Weston and Principal Pinn. It’s even harder to ignore the allure of other girls. As Triinu tumbles headlong into first love and teenage independence, she realizes that the differences that make her a target are also the differences that can set her free. With everyone in town taking sides in the battle for equal rights in Oregon, Triinu must stand up for herself, learn what it is to love and have her heart broken, and become her own woman.

 

You can find this novel on Amazon.com | on Amazon.co.uk | on Amazon.ca

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Visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com/Reading for more information on sending us your reading for Book Clips

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Les Do Books: Nell Stark talks Lesfic

January 13, 2017

Les Do Books

Nell Stark talks Lesfic

Listen as Tara talks to author Nell Stark (aka Katie Lynch). Authors are readers too, so Tara asks Nell about the lesfic she’s read and loved, including the first and second she ever read and her favourite! 

Check out the books discussed here: 

 

Curious Wine by Katherine V. Forrest - get it on amazon.com | amazon.co.ukamazon.ca 

 

 

Safe Harbor by Radclyffe - get it on amazon.com | amazon.co.uk | amazon.ca 

 

 

When Dreams Tremble by Radclyffe - get it on amazon.com | amazon.co.uk | amazon.ca 

 

 

Learn more about Nell Stark

Website

Facebook

Twitter

 

See our reviews and top 10 lists featuring Nell Stark’s books

See our review of Confucius Jane, published as Katie Lynch

 

More info

Come talk to us about these books and any other lesfic you’ve been reading lately at our 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: Say Yes To The Cheerleader

January 12, 2017

Book Clips 

Say Yes To The Cheerleader by Abby Crofton

Coming out was easy compared to trying to talk to your crush. Especially if it turns out that she likes you back.

High school senior Haley Suarez is relieved to be out of the closet. After worrying about what her family and friends would say when they found out she was a lesbian, their unconditional support means the world to her. Best of all for Haley the gossip around her at school came and went quickly. But when just a couple of weeks from graduation beautiful cheerleader Kate Monroe starts to talk to her, and maybe even flirt with her, she isn’t sure what to do. Kate has been her crush for years, but is way out of Haley’s league. What could perfect Kate see in average in every way Haley? Plus, wasn’t Kate straight?

As Kate turns up around Haley more and more, with flimsy excuses and sly jokes, Haley gets to know the less than perfect side of Kate that makes her see the person and not the cheerleader. Haley can’t keep denying what everyone in her life (including her worst enemy) has been telling her: Kate may actually like her.

But as Haley is figuring out, being out doesn't mean she's entirely comfortable with it. If she wants Kate then she's going to have to stop worrying about what other people might say or think. But that’s easier said than done.

Haley has to decide if being with Kate is worth the attention it will bring. Or will her insecurities about being a lesbian prevent her from taking a chance on Kate, and ultimately, on herself?

 

You can find this novel on Amazon.com | on Amazon.co.uk | on Amazon.ca

 

 

Visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com/Reading for more information on sending us your reading for Book Clips

 

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Book Clips: For Good by Karelia Stetz-Waters

January 11, 2017

Book Clips

For Good Karelia Stetz-Waters 

 

How do you choose between your life . . . and your heart?

In this too-small, dusty town, brand-new district attorney Kristen Brock knows she'll never fit in. Still, the job will look great on her résumé---if she can just keep her head down and play by the rules. Because in a town run by a self-serving, powerful family, the last thing Kristen needs is trouble . . . but one kiss from the beautiful ex-rodeo queen Marydale Rae turns her world upside down. And Marydale is definitely trouble.

Marydale didn't intend to hide her past from Kristen, but the prospect of a friend who doesn't know she spent time in prison is too tempting to pass up. Add in the passionate night they share, and Marydale never wants Kristen to know the truth. But small towns don't keep secrets, and the powerful Holten clan is determined to destroy anything and anyone who makes Marydale happy.

 

You can find this novel on Amazon.com | on Amazon.co.uk | on Amazon.ca 

 

Visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com/Reading for more information on sending us your reading for Book Clips

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Book Clips: When Women Were Warriors by Catherine M Wilson Book 3

January 10, 2017

Book Clips

When Women Were Warriors book 3 by Catherine M Wilson

In Book III of the trilogy, Tamras must make her own hero’s journey. She ventures into the unknown and encounters a more formidable enemy than any she has ever faced. Character is destiny, and the destiny of Tamras and all her people will depend upon choices that come less from the skills she has been taught than from the person she has become, from her own heart.

You can find this novel on Amazon.com | on Amazon.co.uk | on Amazon.ca

 

Visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com/Reading for more information on sending us your reading for Book Clips

 

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Les Talk About It - All Lesbians Love Oral Sex?

January 9, 2017

Les Talk About It

All Lesbians Love Oral Sex?

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are discussing sex. They ask the question Do All Lesbians Really Love Oral Sex?

Please note this episode is not suitable for anyone underage.

 

MORE INFO

Sheena is the founder of The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel and The Lesbian Review. Tamara is super smart and loves researching and together this married couple are known to get slightly off topic and laugh a lot.

 

Send your questions and comments to Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com or visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com for more info about this and other lesbian podcasts.

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Women And Words: Jove Is Getting A Cold, Vinyl Is A Thing and Let’s Not Forget The Chocolate Milk

January 8, 2017

Women and Words Overview

1-6 January 2017

Jove and Andi discuss the availability of decongestants in the States because Jove’s getting a cold (BOO!). And vinyl. It’s a thing. Oh, and Jove really likes chocolate milk.

1 Jan.: Author Heather McVea did a Q&A with us and talked about her genres (paranormal/spec fic) and her writing process.

Women and Words link HERE

Heather McVea’s website

 

2 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae is gearing up to get back into the writing swing of things after a long hiatus. And we couldn’t be happier. ☺

Women and Words link HERE

Find Lynette Mae here

 

4 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite is curious about audio books, and asked for some feedback.

Women and Words link HERE

Carsen Taite’s website

 

5 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle is gearing up for a  new year after the clusterf*ck that was 2016 for so many of us. It won’t be easy, she says, but let’s do this.

Women and Words link HERE

R.G. Emanuelle’s website

 

6 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirled over Anne McCaffrey’s Pern books.

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

 

Jove also recommends fullyajar’s fanfic on Archive of Our Own. And if you have fanfic recs, well gee whiz! Pass ‘em along!

ALSO! If you won at the Hootenanny and WTF you haven’t received your book(s) yet, let Jove and Andi know so they can get it resolved. Jovebelle AT gmail DOT com or andimarquette AT gmail DOT com.

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Book Clips: Sword Of The Gladiatrix by Faith L Justice

January 7, 2017

Book Clips

Sword Of The Gladiatrix by Faith L Justice

Two women. Two swords. One victor. An action-packed tale that exposes the brutal underside of Imperial Rome, "Sword of the Gladiatrix" brings to life unforgettable characters and exotic settings. From the far edges of the Empire, two women come to battle on the hot sands of the arena in Nero's Rome: Afra, scout and beast master to the Queen of Kush; and Cinnia, warrior-bard and companion to Queen Boudica of the British Iceni. Enslaved, forced to fight for their lives and the Romans' pleasure; they seek to replace lost friendship, love, and family in each other's arms. But the Roman arena offers only two futures: the Gate of Life for the victors or the Gate of Death for the losers.

You can find this novel on Amazon.com | on Amazon.co.uk | on Amazon.ca

 

You can see our review of this book on The Lesbian Review

 

Visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com/Reading for more information on sending us your reading for Book Clips

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Book Clips: The Admirer by Karelia Stetz-Waters

January 6, 2017

Book Clips

The Admirer by Karelia Stetz-Waters

 

A serial killer “makes” perfect women by amputating their legs. A troubled girl walks knowingly into the killer’s arms. An ambitious college president spirals toward madness. 

Helen Ivers is still reeling from her sister’s recent suicide when she takes a position as the president of Pittock College. The isolated campus seems like a good place to recover, but shortly after she arrives, two severed human legs are found bound to the train tracks. The local police explain away the gruesome occurrence, but Helen is convinced the police chief, and maybe the whole town, is covering for a killer. 

She embarks on her own investigation, but she begins to doubt herself as nightmares of her sister’s suicide become waking hallucinations and everyone discounts her fears. The only person who shares her apprehensions is a young professor whose aggressive sexual advances are as frightening and alluring as impending madness – a woman who is either Helen’s only ally or the killer. 

 

You can find this novel on Amazon.com | on Amazon.co.uk | on Amazon.ca

 

 

Visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com/Reading for more information on sending us your reading for Book Clips

 

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Curves Welcome: A Habit Not Worth Breaking

January 5, 2017

Curves Welcome 

A Habit Not Worth Breaking 

Novelist and Motivational Blogger Suzie Carr talks about the habit of routine and when and where it’s critical to implement. 

A Note to Listeners: 

Is there a topic you’d like to hear me cover? Please email me to let me know. I’ve got a special treat for you if you do. Please mention Podcast Idea in your subject line. 

More info

  • Join Suzie’s Facebook group Feed Your Joy 
  • Visit Curves Welcome to receive 2 free stories by submitting name and email 
  • Email Suzie questions and comments

 

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Book Clips: The Club by AL Brooks

January 4, 2017

Book Clips

The Club by AL Brooks

Welcome to The Club—leave your inhibitions and your everyday cares at the door and indulge yourself in an evening of anonymous, no-strings, woman-on-woman action.

For many of the women who visit The Club this is exactly what they are looking for and what they get. For others the emotions run high, and one night of sex can change their lives in ways they couldn’t have imagined. For Lou, her weekly visits to The Club enable her to set aside her shyness and loneliness and feel intimacy, however briefly. For Kath, caring for her mother at home, The Club is a welcome relief from her everyday toil; while Max needs distraction from her troubled relationship, even as she tries to tell herself she isn’t really cheating. Tania and Jacky find an outlet for a tricky block in their sex life. Cassie and Nina, bar staff at The Club, find themselves staying on after hours. And finally, Stephanie, struggling with her sexuality, finds her life changing in so many ways once she plucks up courage to enter.

The lives of these women intersect in ways they don’t realize, and watching over them all is Mandy— the owner, whose own ghosts play a pivotal role in the existence of The Club.

 

You can find this novel on Amazon.com | on Amazon.co.uk | on Amazon.ca 

 

 

Visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com/Reading for more information on sending us your reading for Book Clips

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Book Clips: Prairie Fire by Kayt C Peck

January 3, 2017

Prairie Fire 

by Kayt C Peck

Judy and Kathleen were accepted, even loved, by their conservative ranching neighbors. Their world felt safe and secure … until … until prairie fire! The flames disrupted their lives, causing destruction and injury, but the community pulled together to face a common enemy. When Kathleen’s unofficial “daughter” found herself homeless, Pookie joined that community, bringing to this simple world her black clothes and rebellious nature. Together, conservative and liberal, gay and straight, they were a community, ready to face fire itself. The surprise to them all was the unseen enemy from within, one that had the potential to destroy them all.

Endorsement from Anne Hillerman: “Kayt Peck is one of those rare and remarkable women who can do anything she sets her mind to—and has done it! She certainly knows how to tell a good story.”

Anne Hillerman, bestselling author of Spiderwoman’s Daughter and Rock with Wings 

 

You can find this novel on Amazon.com | on Amazon.co.uk | on Amazon.ca 

 

Visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com/Reading for more information on sending us your reading for Book Clips

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Les Talk About It: The Lesbian Time Capsule

January 2, 2017

Les Talk About It

The Lesbian Time Capsule

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara talk about The Lesbian Time Capsule They ask the question what would you put into a time capsule for future lesbians?

MORE INFO

Sheena is the founder of The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel and The Lesbian Review. Tamara not only married to Sheena but she is super smart and loves researching and together this married couple are known to get slightly off topic and laugh a lot.

Send your questions and comments to Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com or visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com for more info about this and other lesbian podcasts.

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Women And Words: The Craziness Of The Hootenanny

January 1, 2017

Women and Words

The Craziness Of The Hootenanny 24-30 Dec. 2016

Wherein Andi and Jove shake their heads over the crazy that was the Hootenanny, and agree with Lee Lynch that cat enhancements are probably a good thing.

24 Dec.: Author Eliza Andrews is having a big Facebook event: The Lesfic Facebook Party! in which it’s a party for readers and they can come and ask questions of authors and get in on some groovy free gift cards n’ books. January 8, 2017, 1 PM – 11 PM EST US. She was asking for author sign-ups at Women and Words, so no point to including that link. Instead, 

Here’s the link on Facebook

Here’s info about the authors and the event at Eliza’s site

 

27 Dec.: Author and national lesbian treasure Lee Lynch is posting her “Amazon Trail” columns with us at Women and Words and we are super-stoked. Here she talks a little about election aftermath and about meeting the nephew of a cat.

Women and Words link HERE

Lee Lynch’s website

 

28 Dec.: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler interviews author Genta Sebastian; giveaway of Genta’s latest!

Women and Words link HERE.

Genta Sebastian’s website

Jessie Chandler’s website

 

30 Dec.: Fangirl Friday with author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette, remembering Carrie Fisher.

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

 

ALSO on 30 December, we updated our Hot off the Press/New Releases listings!

Go HERE.

 

And: A new scholarship fund has been set up through the GCLS (Golden Crown Literary Society) to help readers attend the conference, which is the only lesfic conference in the country that we know of. If you’d like to donate, go HERE and do this: Please mark the donation ‘Lesbian Reading Room Scholarship’ in the comments field. Donations are tax-deductible.

 

AND! If you’re looking to get rid of some of your used LGBTQ books or donate to a bookish cause, check out LGBT Books to Prisoners. From their website: “We are a donation-funded, volunteer-run organization based in Madison, WI that sends books and other educational materials, free of charge, to LGBTQ-identified prisoners across the United States.” You can donate books or funds or go to their wishlist on Amazon and purchase books for them. HERE’S the link.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!

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