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Emily Engberts Plays Miniature War Games - Unusual Hobbies

Emily Engberts Plays Miniature War Games - Unusual Hobbies

August 19, 2019

Emily Engberts Plays Miniature War Games

Unusual Hobbies

Author Emily Engberts joins Sheena today to talk about her hobby of painting and playing miniature war games.

In this episode:

  • What is miniature war gaming
  • Why it’s fun
  • How to get started

 

Books by Emily Engberts

 

A Blooming Spring Love by Emily Engberts

The first flowers each spring bring big changes along with them.

Two women, thinking that they are too different, find that those differences don’t have to be bad…

Dani lost all her dreams in the divorce three years ago, but she’s finally saved up enough to live her own dream this time. So, she moves to the island with her young daughter, Rose, to open a flower shop, ready for a new start in her life.

Her heart is still tender, but when she catches a glimpse of her daughter’s teacher, things start to change.

Kim is the only one of her siblings who still lives on the island. She loves her job as a primary school teacher but with siblings with big careers, she feels like she’s always behind them, never the same. She teaches, takes care of her parents and still feels like she’s not doing enough, like she’s supposed to do more.

That is, until she gets a new pupil in her class whose mother makes her rethink everything she ever presumed about her life, who makes her rethink everything she believed in.

Spring is coming and that means teaching about plants and colours and how things grow. A tour around the town with Kim’s class, trying to spot spring flowers and a couple of little lambs, brings the women closer together. But it’s not until an intimate moment at a dinner party that things start to get intense.

This year, will there be more than just flowers blooming on the island?

 

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Second Chance at Christmas

Josie doesn’t want to spend yet another Christmas as the only single adult at the family dinner. So, instead, she books a week long holiday to her favourite island. Ready to spend it doing what she loves doing most, long walks on the beach with her dog and reading novels in front of a fire.What she hasn’t counted on is running into her old summer fling, the one girl she could never forget.Sanne is freshly heartbroken, and instead of having to deal with her parents’ pitying looks over Christmas dinner, she decides to still go on the winter holiday she’d booked, even if it means going on her own.

She can entertain herself well enough, and maybe some fresh air will clear her head of all the darkness from the last months. But when she sees Josie at the cafe, she can’t help how her heart beats faster or how much she wants the other woman to hold her.What starts as a shared meal at a cafe, followed by the first snow of the season, could turn into much more.

They lost their chance of being together when they spent the summers on the island as teens, but can they take it now that they’re adults?

Can they take the chance amid knee-high snow and Christmas decorations?

 

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Her Elysium by Emmy Engberts

A chance meeting in the online game Destruction of Elysium changes the lives of a healer and a tank forever.

The digital worlds of MMORPGs are Alex’ only safe space. Online, she’s the great AlexTheDestroyer, leader of one of the biggest raiding guilds in Destruction of Elysium, a max level tank who kicks monster ass and she knows her way around every dungeon. In real life, she’s just Alex, a clumsy girl who’s hyper and too impulsive.

Until she meets a healer who seems to be able to heal more than just her online character. Only, Alex can’t fall for her. The guild desperately needs a new healer, or they’ll lose their top rank.

Can she risk the fate of the guild just to confess to the one girl who really seems to get her?

Fleur is a girly-girl who loves flowers, dresses and being a healer in her favourite MMORPG.

But in this online world, like in real life, she feels like she’s only playing a role, never truly herself.

That is until she meets a tank who seems to match her play style perfectly. She’s curious but also a little wary.

Can she really trust someone she met in a videogame?

When Alex and Fleur meet offline at the yearly guild meeting, everything they ever knew starts to shift…

 

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Base Status Online

Helheim Fallen Online, the next generation VRMMORPG will be released on 2042-04-02!

Sign up NOW to win a chance to be a beta tester!

Willow's life hasn't been easy. She's autistic, living in a community closed off from the rest of the world 'for her own safety', and the only way she gets to interact with anyone is by logging in to the BASE (Bioelectrical Augmented Synapse Enhancement) platform and play videogames.

Her life revolves around playing VRMMORPGs with her close friends and making a little extra money on the side by trading items in the games so that she can buy pizza or new games when they come out.

The game she’s saving up for right now? Helheim Fallen Online, a Norse mythology inspired game, said to be changing the landscape of gaming forever.

Only, there are rumours going around that some people who get the beta invite for the game are going missing. It’s just a rumour, until her best friend Violet wins one of the beta keys and disappears, all traces of her gone, like she was never even there.

Now Willow is fighting against the clock to not only find out where Violet went, but why more people are going missing every day, and the only way to do that is by illegally getting into Helheim Fallen Online, play the game, and expose whoever is making people disappear.

And, above all, make sure she doesn’t get caught in the meantime and disappears herself.

She has ten days to pull it off.

 

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About Emily Engberts

Emmy spends most of her time writing, reading or otherwise being involved with books. When she isn’t doing that, she plays videogames (MMORPG and city builders are her favourites) or enjoys/irritates her cats.

Emmy has a neurodivergent brain and loves everyone. She writes LGBTQIA+ characters who deal with diverse topics but above all who love and are loved in return.

Emily Engberts Online

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Instagram @EasilyDistractedMedia

 

About Sheena

Sheena is the founder of both The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel. She has a background in media and an endless curiosity about the world.

 

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Reload And Try Again - An Original Radio Drama

Reload And Try Again - An Original Radio Drama

August 18, 2019

Reload And Try Again

A Radio Drama

 

A slice of married life in this funny mini-radio drama written by Kiki Archer.

Trisha is dreading the visit to her MIFL’s house but her wife Emily tries to smooth it over. What else can she do when they all about to meet her sister’s boyfriend for the first time? Life is never quite what we expect though even for a nightmare mother in law. 

 

Written by Kiki Archer

Direction and sound design by Sheena Lemos Ebersohn

 

Starring

Kiki Archer http://www.kikiarcherbooks.com/

Natalie Miller-Snell https://seizethe-day.com/podcasts

Michelle Binfield https://twitter.com/mabinfield

Paul Steinberg https://twitter.com/Paul_Steinberg

 

 

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Bosom Sex (reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 37c

Bosom Sex (reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 37c

August 17, 2019

Bosom Sex (reprise)

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 37c with Heather Rose Jones

The lives and loves of two African-American women in the post Civil War era, as discovered in their correspondence.

In this episode we talk about:

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KJ Talks Georgia Beers, Melissa Brayden, and Clare Ashton

KJ Talks Georgia Beers, Melissa Brayden, and Clare Ashton

August 16, 2019

KJ Talks Georgia Beers, Melissa Brayden, and Clare Ashton 

Les Do Books with Tara and guest KJ

What do Georgia Beers, Melissa Brayden, and Clare Ashton have in common? They’re KJ’s favourite authors! Listen to hear why she loves their books and which book by each author is her fav.

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A Whole New Perspective on Tomorrow - Curves Welcome

A Whole New Perspective on Tomorrow - Curves Welcome

August 15, 2019

A Whole New Perspective on Tomorrow - Curves Welcome

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

We all have problems in life, some much bigger than others. That is life. No rhyme or reason to it. It’s part of the fabric of being a human being. We’re all going to experience frustration, disappointment, tragedy, death and sickness. And, we’ve heard it before, none of us are getting out of this alive. But it sure would be nice that while we are here, that we have some peace. We deserve it. And it’s ours to claim.

So where do you begin? Join me to explore answers to that question. 

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Moving Violations by McGee Mathews - Book Clips

Moving Violations by McGee Mathews - Book Clips

August 14, 2019

Moving Violations by McGee Mathews

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 Moving Violations by McGee Mathews narrated by Rebecca Langham

 

Synopsis 

When interim police chief Molly Gorman pulls Amy over, more than the antics on the motorcycle catch her eye. She discovers Amy Gilbert spends her days repairing cars in her family garage and is intrigued. The only holdup? Amy occupies her nights playing softball and drinking with her wild best friend, who offers incredibly bad advice about love. After several run-ins with a certain drunken mechanic, Molly wonders if Amy is really worth the trouble. When Amy disappears, she has to put her mixed emotions aside to work the case.

 

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Wendy Callahan Does Genealogy Research - Unusual Hobbies

Wendy Callahan Does Genealogy Research - Unusual Hobbies

August 12, 2019

Wendy Callahan Does Genealogy Research

Unusual Hobbies

Author Wendy Callahan joins Sheena today to talk about her hobby of doing genealogy research.

In this episode:

  • What is genealogy?
  • Pedigree charts
  • Separating family myths from reality
  • Why would you do to start figuring out your genealogy?
  • Naming traditions that can make it tricky
  • How Wendy got into genealogy
  • Genetic testing
  • Unveiling family secrets

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About Wendy Callahan

Wendy Callahan writes under the pen name Jea Hawkins. Her novels are contemporary or historical lesbian romance along with some sassy paranormal lesbian romance.

When she isn’t working or writing she is busy geeking out over genealogy, playing video games, D&D and Star Wars.

 

Wendy Callahan Online

Website http://jeahawkins.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/Jea_Hawkins

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

 

About Sheena

Sheena is the founder of both The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel. She has a background in media and an endless curiosity about the world.

 

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Room 13: Episode 13 - Radio Drama

Room 13: Episode 13 - Radio Drama

August 11, 2019

Room 13

Episode 13

The exciting conclusion of Michelle and Tamara’s story!

About Room 13

Rae D Magdon has created a sweet radio drama romance about a music student who finds love where she least expected it. 

If you love Rae's novels then this is an audio treat just for you. 

This show is running on The Lesbian Talk Show with permission from the creator who holds all the rights. 

Find Rae D Magdon Online

Amazon author page https://amzn.to/2YuHaDL 

Website http://www.raedmagdon.com/ 

Interview with Penny Mickelbury - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 37b

Interview with Penny Mickelbury - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 37b

August 10, 2019

Interview with Penny Mickelbury

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 37b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

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What is Meditation?  5 Easy Steps -  Seize the Day with Natalie Miller-Snell

What is Meditation? 5 Easy Steps - Seize the Day with Natalie Miller-Snell

August 8, 2019

What is Meditation?  5 Easy Steps

 

Seize the Day Podcast

 

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

 

In todays show I talk about Meditation.

 

  • What is it?
  • Why should we do it?
  • How does a beginner start?

 

Research has shown meditation can be beneficial to help with reducing stress, fears and anxieties. It can help enhance concentration and help with relaxation.

 

I talk through 5 easy steps to help anyone start practising meditation.

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

 

BOOKS REFERENCED ON THE SHOW: Create a Life to Love, After Mrs Hamilton & Malinda Lo

 

MEDITATION WEBSITES

https://www.mindful.org/how-to-meditate/

https://www.headspace.com/meditation-101/what-is-meditation

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320392.php

https://www.wikihow.com/Meditate

https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/meditation/in-depth/meditation/art-20045858

 

Natalie Online

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Email

Instagram

Facebook

 

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Escape & Freedom by Claire Highton-Stevenson - Book Clips

Escape & Freedom by Claire Highton-Stevenson - Book Clips

August 7, 2019

Escape & Freedom by Claire Highton-Stevenson

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 a clip from my audiobook, Escape & Freedom by Claire Highton-Stevenson narrated by Sarah Sampino. 

Synopsis

Two women escaping their own demons. One stuck in the past, the other a very real present. 

Lucy Owens’ life was irrevocably changed in a matter of seconds. Life as she knew it was over in the blink of an eye. Moving away from all that she knew, Lucy now lives a solitary life in her cabin on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Filled with guilt and pain, she keeps herself to herself, and for years she manages to avoid immersing back into society.

Nicole Granger has three small children to worry about. Always looking over her shoulder, they arrive at the lake with very little to call their own. Haunted by years of physical abuse, she longs to belong again, to bring normality to her girls’ lives for the first time. 

Both women are pulled towards one another in an attraction that could bring both of them their freedom.  -- 

 

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Finalising The Cover - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Finalising The Cover - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

August 6, 2019

The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Episode 3 Finalising The Cover

In this 3 part series of The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan talks to Sheena about getting great covers done for your books.

Ann McMan is best known for her prize winning novels but she also runs a design company called TreeHouse Studio and has been a professional designer for most of her career.

In this episode:

  • How much is enough? How much is too much?
  • The ransom note method of design and why it’s terrible
  • Cover design for digital vs printed books
  • The two biggest mistakes people make on covers
  • Using a pre-done cover design service
  • How to use your cover to maximum impact in your marketing
  • The Back cover and the spine
  • How much time should you allow for cover design?

 

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Room 13: Episode 12 - Radio Drama

Room 13: Episode 12 - Radio Drama

August 4, 2019

Room 13

Episode 12

The true circumstances surrounding Tamara’s death are revealed at last.

About Room 13

Rae D Magdon has created a sweet radio drama romance about a music student who finds love where she least expected it. 

If you love Rae's novels then this is an audio treat just for you. 

This show is running on The Lesbian Talk Show with permission from the creator who holds all the rights. 

Find Rae D Magdon Online

Amazon author page https://amzn.to/2YuHaDL 

Website http://www.raedmagdon.com/ 

On the Shelf for August 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 37a

On the Shelf for August 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 37a

August 3, 2019

On the Shelf for August 2019

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 27a with Heather Rose Jones

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

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6 Fluffy F/F Romances that Anna & Tara Recommend

6 Fluffy F/F Romances that Anna & Tara Recommend

August 2, 2019

6 Fluffy F/F Romances that Anna & Tara Recommend

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Anna

In this episode Tara’s joined by her amazing and talented co-reviewer from The Lesbian Review, Anna. They talk about why they love lesbian romances that are angst-free and share some of their favourites. 

Check out their recommendations:

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An Interview with Natalie Miller-Snell on Seizing the Day - Curves Welcome

An Interview with Natalie Miller-Snell on Seizing the Day - Curves Welcome

August 1, 2019

An Interview with Natalie Miller-Snell on Seizing the Day - Curves Welcome

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

Today is a special Curves Welcome podcast because I am coming to you from the GCLS annual conference along with my fellow podcaster Natalie Miller-Snell from Seize the Day! We giggled a bit, talked about life, motivation for producing podcasts, and a lot of other great topics. Natalie shares with us her secret to seizing the day.

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Learning To Swim by KJ - Book Clips

Learning To Swim by KJ - Book Clips

July 31, 2019

Learning To Swim by KJ

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 the book Learning To Swim by KJ

Synopsis 

What do you do when your world flips upside down? You take a wild ride with your best friend, fall in love with the person you least expect, and find out that sometimes, instead of drowning, you learn to swim .

Meet Andrea. She’s an executive accountant. Her two best friends, Lauren and Hanna, tease her about being a workaholic, but she doesn’t deny it. Andrea likes to think she’s got a handle on all aspects of her life, but she doesn’t really. For example, Andrea has no idea that Lauren has been in love with her for six years. Andrea has no idea that her life is about to implode when her mum is rushed to hospital. Andrea has no idea that there are moves afoot at work to destabilise her world. Andrea has no idea about any of this and it takes a life changing experience and falling in love with the one who’s been right in front of her the whole time to stop her from drowning. In the end, Andrea discovers that changing your life is a little like learning to swim.

 

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Creating The Brand - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Creating The Brand - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

July 29, 2019

The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Episode 2 Creating The Brand

 

In this 3 part series of The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan talks to Sheena about getting great covers done for your books.

Ann McMan is best known for her prize winning novels but she also runs a design company called TreeHouse Studio and has been a professional designer for most of her career.

 

In this episode:

  • The difference between romance and erotic covers
  • Signifiers for genres
  • Make the font do the heavy lifting
  • A series brand
  • Fonts and why you should use the originals

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Room 13: Episode 11 - Radio Drama

Room 13: Episode 11 - Radio Drama

July 28, 2019

Room 13

Episode 11

Unable to bear her frustration and disappointment any longer, Michelle breaks down in front of Tamara.

About Room 13

Rae D Magdon has created a sweet radio drama romance about a music student who finds love where she least expected it. 

If you love Rae's novels then this is an audio treat just for you. 

This show is running on The Lesbian Talk Show with permission from the creator who holds all the rights. 

Find Rae D Magdon Online

Amazon author page https://amzn.to/2YuHaDL 

Website http://www.raedmagdon.com/ 

Swinging Singles and Lesbian Opportunities - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast  Episode 36d

Swinging Singles and Lesbian Opportunities - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 36d

July 27, 2019

Swinging Singles and Lesbian Opportunities

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 36d with Heather Rose Jones

A consideration of how the study of single women's lives is relevant to the writing of lesbian historical fiction.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Some of the myths about women's lives in the past
  • How geography, class, and circumstance affected women's likelihood of remaining single
  • Some specific strategies for keeping your fictional characters single without the need for special pleading
  • Useful books on singlewomen studies
    • Bennett, Judith M. & Amy M. Froide eds. 1999. Singlewomen in the European Past 1250-1800. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia. ISBN 0-8122-1668- 7
    • Beattie, Cordelia. 2007. Medieval Single Women: The Politics of Social Classification in Late Medieval England. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 978-0-19-928341-5
    • Froide, Amy. 2005. Never Married: Singlewomen in Early Modern England. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Amtower, Laurel and Dorothea Kehler (eds). 2003. The Single Woman in Medieval and Early Modern England: Her Life and Representation. Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Tempe. ISBN 0-06698-306-6
    • Staples, Kate Kelsey. 2011. Daughters of London: Inheriting Opportunity in the Late Middle Ages. Brill, Leiden. ISBN 978- 9004203112
  • This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here: Singlewomen
  • A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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