V1 A Valentine’s Day Odyssey - Sapphic Cast

February 19, 2019

V1 A Valentine's Day Odyssey

The Sapphic Cast

Episode  1

V1 A Valentine's Day Odyssey is the story of Maddie´s adventure into the world of cosine.

This is a short story from Sidecar Stories by Ann McMan.

 

Sidecar Stories by Ann McMan

Synopsis

A fast, funny, and wholly satisfying compilation of short stories filled with the same rich detail, witty humor, jagged verbal jousting, and joyous intellectual tête-à-tête that are Ann McMan's calling cards. This award winning collection features the novella, "Bottle Rocket", along with the short stories, "V1: A Valentine's Day Odyssey", "Falling From Grace", and "Nevermore!"

Find it on Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2DOWR04

 

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Credits

Narrated and quality control by Erin Lillis

Produced and mixed by Alex Woods

Artwork by Ann McMan 

Music by ProFX | Sound Effects

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Marriage, Rights, and the Political Climate — Coffee Break With KA and Dana

February 18, 2019

Marriage, Rights, and the Political Climate

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

 

As LGBT, we battled for the right to marry, convinced that given the opportunity our marriages would be strong. And when that decision came down, we floated on a cloud of euphoria. In this episode, KA's wife, Kay, stands in for Dana, discussing:

  • Marriage
  • LGBT and WOMEN's Rights
  • Political Climate

KA is an author of lesbian fiction with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. As KA Moll, she writes stories about lesbians, burdened by past trauma, who find healing in the love of a soul mate. As Cade Brogan, she writes thrillers.

Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks.

As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.kamoll.com 

TODAY'S CO-HOST: KA's wife, Kay. She's a retired school psychologist who enjoys beta reading for KA, watching CNN, reading history, presidential biographies, and mysteries, and doing crossword puzzles.

Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Ordinary Women (Reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 31c

February 16, 2019

Ordinary Women (Reprise)

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 31c with Heather Rose Jones

The show revisits our very first episode with the story of some ordinary women who loved women in the European past.

In this episode we talk about

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

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3 F/F Tennis Romances with Anna & Tara

February 15, 2019

3 F/F Tennis Romances with Anna & Tara

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Anna

In this episode, Tara’s joined by Anna, super sports fan and fellow reviewer at The Lesbian Review, to talk about three lesbian tennis romances that they think everyone should check out.  

Check out their recommendations:

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.

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Easy Ways to Improve Critical Thinking - Curves Welcome

February 14, 2019

Easy Ways to Improve Critical Thinking - Curves Welcome

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

Most of us want to have more influence over things that matter to us. If you want to effectively lead others in any capacity, and this can be as a parent, coach, employee, employer, community member, in other words, in every conceivable life experience where you want to bring the best to a situation, you need to be able to think critically. 

In this episode, we take a look at 4 simple tips: 

  • Being self-critical
  • Becoming a better listener
  • Gathering facts
  • Developing a forward-thinking mentality 

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Success Magazine article: https://www.success.com/how-to-develop-critical-thinking-skills/

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Close Enough To Touch by Cade Brogan - Book Clips

February 13, 2019

Close Enough To Touch by Cade Brogan

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 Close Enough To Touch by Cade Brogan narrated by Emily Beresford

Synopsis 

Joanna Grey injects the deadly poison into the chamber of the syringe - time after time. She's murdered before and she'll do it again. She's intelligent, educated, and beautiful.

At 35, Rylee Hayes is a respected homicide detective. Her best friends are her grandparents, her coonhound, and her partner - in that order. She's about ready to give up on the idea of a relationship. She hasn't seen the love of her life, Kenzie Bigham, since college.

At 34, Kenzie Bigham is the single mom of a 13 year old, a church secretary, and a woman who's struggled much of her adult life with her own sexuality.

Their paths will cross when Rylee's new investigation involves members of Kenzie's congregation. They'll discover that the passage of time may have offered them a second chance at love - just as Joanna sights her next target. Will Rylee have what it takes to meet the challenge of a serial killer who's proven herself to be a more than worthy opponent?

 

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Getting The Most Out Of Amazon: Barbara Winkes

February 12, 2019
For Love & Money with Barbara Winkes
 
In this episode, Barbara Winkes discusses her new release, Impressions, as well as explaining the ins and outs of Amazon and Kindle Unlimited.
 
We discuss:
  • Keywords
  • Reaching a wide audience
  • Targeted marketing

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Valentine’s Day, Chocolate, and The L Word — Coffee Break With KA and Dana

February 11, 2019

Get A Hobby

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

As lesbians, you’d think we know what women want. But the truth is, women are so complicated sometimes that even another woman can’t quite figure it out. With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, the pressure is on to find a way to show your girl that you care. In this episode, KA and Dana discuss Valentine’s Day:

  • Things to do
  • Perfect gifts
  • The L Word
  • Chocolate

KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. She writes stories about lesbians, burdened by past trauma, who find healing in the love of a soul mate.

Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks.

As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.kamoll.com 

Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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10 Lesbian Historical Books and Movies I Loved in 2018 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 31b

February 9, 2019

10 Lesbian Historical Books and Movies I Loved in 2018

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 31b with Heather Rose Jones

A brief tour through some of my favorite media consumed in 2018.

In this episode we talk about

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Sports Romance with Rachel Spangler and Anna Gramlich

February 8, 2019

Sports Romance with Rachel Spangler

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Anna is joined by Rachel Spangler today to talk about Sports Romances.

Find out

  • what Rachel Spangler feels about being considered sporty
  • why sports is a big deal in Spangler’s life
  • why sports is such a romantic topic for readers
  • writing sports bodies when they are not traditionally beautiful
  • how Rachel Spangler did research for her sports romances
  • how Spangler balances writing the play by play without boring or confusing the reader

 

Books discussed in this podcast

Trails Merge by Rachel Spangler

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Narrator Lori Prince

 

Synopsis

Every skier knows that anything can happen when trails merge. After a devastating ultimatum from her lover, Campbell Carson returns to her childhood home, Bear Run Ski Resort, seeking her family’s unconditional solace and support. Parker Riley escapes to the mountain after the high-powered world of Chicago’s political machine leaves her questioning her judgment in both life and love. Despite their initial wariness, the women find their budding friendship snowballing toward romance. The idyllic mountain resort is the perfect setting for them to learn to rebuild trust, and perhaps to find a second chance at love. However, when Parker’s past resurfaces, Campbell is forced to face her own hard truths. As barely healed wounds reopen, the unexpected obstacles in their path threaten any hope for a future together.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2t3CaYZ

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Edge Of Glory by Rachel Spangler

Publisher Bywater Books

Synopsis

As Olympic snowboarder Corey LaCroix and skier Elise Brandies ride the razor's edge between victory and defeat on the slopes, they also face a heat neither of them is prepared for in their safe worlds of snow and ice. The stakes become steeper than any mountain either of them will ever face when legacies and hearts collide at breakneck speed.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2GeIV22

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Heart Of The Game by Rachel Spangler

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Narrator AJ Ferraro

Synopsis

Sometimes baseball is just a metaphor for life, and sometimes it works the other way around.

All Sarah Duke ever cared about was baseball, and she's finally earned her shot as a full-time sports writer. She loves the work, she loves being one of the few women to ever gain access to a man's world, but most of all, she loves the game. When Duke meets Molly Grettano and her two sons at the ballpark, she instantly connects with the young family, but Molly isn't sure Duke's ready for something more. Molly wants someone softer, more feminine, and more importantly, someone steady. She and her boys have been abandoned before, and she's vowed to never to put them in that position again. If she were ever to trust anyone, it would have to be someone fully dedicated to her and her children. Duke has a lot of heart, but neither woman is sure there's enough room left in it for anything other than baseball.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2Gf75cF

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Delay Of Game by Tracey Richardson

Publisher Bella Books

Synopsis

Passion and patriotism sizzle on the ice at the Winter Olympics.

It’s been a dozen years since two of the world’s best women hockey players, Niki Hartling and Eva Caruso, first competed against each other in the Olympic Games.

The pressure of the intense USA–Canada rivalry forced an end to their love affair, and both women moved on—Niki to coach and to marry, Eva to stretch out a playing career that her ravaged body can barely sustain anymore.

The Games are upon them once again. Eva wants one last chance to beat the Canadians and win hockey’s biggest prize. Niki, now a widow and single mother, strives to coach her country to gold, even as the obstacles against her mount. The locker room seems to have ears and there are few people Niki and Eva can trust.

Rivals and former lovers on hockey’s biggest stage, will Niki and Eva feel the same spark that first brought them together? And can they win on—and off—the ice with the whole world watching?

 

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

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Love All by Rachel Spangler

Publisher Bywater Books

Synopsis

Throughout her long career, professional tennis player Jay Pierce has been burned by both players and the press. She's learned the hard way that she can trust no one and nothing, especially her own judgment. So, when she starts one last career comeback, she knows the only hope she has to redeem her legacy is to go it alone.

Sadie Larsen knows virtually nothing about the world of professional tennis when her daughter, Destiny, breaks onto the women's tour at the age of 17. She learned everything she needed to know about single parenting on her own, and she knows she can do the same now that the stakes are higher than ever—all she has to do is stay laser-focused on protecting her family of two.

Neither Jay nor Sadie expects the path ahead to be easy. Each believes she's prepared to face every single challenge with the stony resolve of a woman who has been counted out and bet against her entire life. The only thing neither woman had counted on was each other. 

As Jay and Destiny fight their battles on the court, Sadie and Jay fight their attraction off it. Can they survive the crushing crucible of competition, press pressure, and parenting, or will love allreally mean no one goes home a winner?

 

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

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Anna is a reviewer for The Lesbian Review, Music Editor, Sound Editor, Animal Advocate and Hopeful Romantic.

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A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved by Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

February 7, 2019

A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved

Seize the Day Podcast

 

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.

 

In todays show, I wanted to explore the basic concept of talking.  How a problem shared really is a problem halved.

 

We can often drive ourselves crazy and worry unnecessarily when we don’t share.  We can build things out of context in our mind until we are immobilised through fear.  So in this episode I talk about some of my experiences and some examples, to demonstrate why it’s good to talk.

 

Seize the Day was inspired by my favourite latin expression, Carpe Diem. I’ve had some great mentors throughout my life who have offered me invaluable guidance. I'm hoping to do the same through these podcasts.  We have so many wonders at our fingertips; sometimes we just need a little help, or someone to point us in the right direction. 

 

Dr Sam Collins - Radio Heaven, One Women’s Journey to Grace

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

 

Natalie Online

Website:  www.seizethe-day.com

Twitter: @natmillersnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

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The Muse by Suzie Carr - Book Clips

February 6, 2019

The Muse 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 The Muse by Suzie Carr

 

Synopsis 

Jane Knoll doesn't realize it yet, but life is about to take a daring turn. For the past decade, Jane's been able to recapture her sense of peace after years of being bullied. By day she edits marketing jargon, and by night she watches television reruns with her gay neighbor, Larry. She's comfortable. Then, after she meets her new coworker, Eva, television reruns are no longer an option. Too shy to get to know Eva in real life, Jane creates an online alter ego and starts to follow her on Twitter.

Face-to-face, Jane is nothing more than Eva's nondescript, clumsy coworker: a social catastrophe. But, behind the safety of her laptop screen, she becomes confident and empowered with purpose and talent. The two hit it off, and what forms is an undeniable creative union, one with the ability to positively change many lives.

There's just one major problem standing in the way, though. Can she fulfill her purpose and make a change in the world while living the rest of her life as an alter ego? Is she brave enough to reveal her true identity and risk squandering all she's gained by it?

This audiobook delves into the dramatic world of women in love, anti-bullying, sexuality, social psychology, and social anxiety.

 

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Toxic People, Toxic Times — Coffee Break With KA and Dana

February 4, 2019

Toxic People, Toxic Times

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

Toxic people spew negativity to demean and deflate you. And they think you're the problem. Whatever insult or injury they've inflicted upon you, it's either your fault or you're making a mountain out of a molehill. -- Psychology Today (2017)

In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the topic of toxic people and toxic times:

  • Handling them in the workplace 
  • Dealing with them at home
  • How having them around can negatively impact your health

KA is an author of lesbian fiction with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. AS KA Moll, she writes stories about lesbians, burdened by past trauma, who find healing in the love of a soul mate. As Cade Brogan, she writes thrillers.

Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks.

As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.kamoll.com 

Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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On the Shelf February 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 31a

February 2, 2019

On the Shelf February 2019

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 31a with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about

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Rebecca Langham Recommends 5 F/F Speculative Fiction Books

February 1, 2019

Rebecca Langham Recommends 5 F/F Speculative Fiction Books

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Rebecca Langham

In this episode, Tara’s joined by author Rebecca Langham (aka Kara Ripley), who shares five speculative fiction books that she loves, all of which feature queer women! Have a listen to see which books she recommends, why she loves them, and some of the other things she appreciates about reading lesfic.  

Check out Rebecca’s recommendations:

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How to Make Better Decisions - Curves Welcome

January 31, 2019

How to Make Better Decisions

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

It can be hard to make a decision. Especially important ones where the risks are great. Sometimes deciding on something is a leap of faith. You’ll never know the outcome until the consequences and benefits of your decision begin to show. What this tells me is kind of comforting in one way. Here’s why. The outcome of the decision is not as important as the act of deciding.

In today's podcast, we take a look at: 

  • Avoid paralysis by analysis
  • 3 tips to make a better decision
  • What to do if the decision fails
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Beneath Everything by Suzie Carr - Book Clips

January 30, 2019

Beneath Everything 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 Beneath Everything by Suzie Carr

 

Synopsis 

Sarah Destin is a highly successful marketing executive who makes great money, lives in a beautiful home, and drives a sweet car with an engine that purrs. She should be thrilled, but somewhere along the line, she took a wrong turn and ended up in the dreaded rat race of life.

When she meets Jolene, a scuba instructor from Bonaire, curiosity stirs deep within. Suddenly, she begins to crave adventure. By getting out of her comfort zone, Sarah soon begins to realize that life begins to bloom beneath the facade of materialism. Purpose and meaning can't be found on the surface. It can only be found when she digs deep and uncovers things that make her question what's most important in life. Does Sarah have the courage to embrace her newfound discoveries, even if that means letting go of what brings her comfort in the process?

 

 

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Hildred Billings: Tropes! The Fire That Fuels Your Fiction

January 29, 2019
For Love & Money with Hildred Billings
 
In this episode, Hildred Billings joins me to talk about tropes, and how they can help you market your books to your ideal audience.
 
We discuss:
  • Using tropes to sell your work.
  • Combining tropes into unique narratives.
  • Ending the stigma around tropes

Hildred Billings Online

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Get a hobby — Coffee Break With KA & Dana

January 28, 2019

Get A Hobby

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

Whether you love woodworking, playing guitar, gardening, playing bridge, or making jewelry, hobbies can be soul-nurturing endeavors with health benefits.

In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the topic of hobbies including:

  • why we need them 
  • potential physical health benefits
  • potential mental health benefits
  • hobby suggestions

KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. She writes stories about lesbians, burdened by past trauma, who find healing in the love of a soul mate.

Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks.

As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.kamoll.com 

Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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The New Atalantis - Secret Lesbian Clubs in 17th c Literature - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 30d

January 26, 2019

The New Atalantis - Secret Lesbian Clubs in 17th c Literature

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 30d with Heather Rose Jones

Readings from an early 18th century satirical roman à clef that depicts a secret society of sapphists at the court of Queen Anne of England.

In this episode we talk about

  • The context and purpose of Delarivier Manley’s work
  • An annotated reading of selections discussing f/f relationships
  • The full text of The New Atalantis can be found at Google Books
  • This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here.
  • A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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