Women And Words: Jove and Andi! Together again!

July 31, 2016

Women and Words 

Week of 23-29 July 2016

Jove’s #epicroadtrip came to a close last week, so we talked a bit about that and how traveling together as a family can cause stress, but also create all kinds of bonding moments.

23 July: Regular Women and Words reader Ted Beveridge steps in to do a Reader’s Perspective blog with us. Ted’s a sci fi fan, so he provides a round-up of some of his fave F/F and feminist sci fi, along the theme of “escapism.”

Women and Words link.

24 July: Author Darla Baker joins us to chat about her latest, Eagle Cove, and “imposter syndrome.” This is a book in the Thalia Chase, sex therapist series.

Women and Words link.

 

Darla Baker’s (Thalia Chase’s) website.

25 July: Author Yvonne Heidt does a tongue-in-cheek blog and supplies us with a copy of the acceptance speech Jove was supposed to read at GCLS (but things went slightly awry) if Yvonne’s book won in its category (it did; Yvonne couldn’t make it to GCLS this year).

 

Women and Words link.

Yvonne Heidt’s website.

26 July: Women and Words co-admin Jove Belle posts a couple of audio readings from books. This week is Women and Words regular R.G. Emanuelle reading from her latest, the first book in the Vampires of Brooklyn series, Have a Bite. Jove reads from her recent novella, Cake.

Women and Words link.

 

R.G. Emanuelle’s website.

 

Jove Belle’s website.

28 July: Author Renée Bess on GCLS, and how this was such a great conference for her because JEWELLE GOMEZ. Plus, the burgeoning discussions about women of color in lesfic left her feeling hopeful and revitalized.

Women and Words link.

 

Renée Bess’ website.

 

29 July: Women and Words co-admin Andi Marquette will be doing a lot more in terms of women and queer representation in media other than books. She starts here with Fangirl Friday and a blog about the Syfy network’s Wynonna Earp. 

Women and Words link.

 

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Les Do Books: It’s funny, it’s campy, it’s Jane’s World!

July 28, 2016

Les Do Books

Jane's World by Paige Braddock (Book Club)

 

Brooklyn and Tara, reviewers at The Lesbian Review, discuss their book club pick of the month, Jane’s World by PaigeBraddock. Listen to find out what it’s about, who their favourite characterswere, and why they love Doris so much.

This podcast is full of spoilers, so be sure toread Jane’s World before checking it out.

     Buy Jane’s World here at Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

     Read Sheena’s review

They also announce their next book club pick, The Red Files by Lee Winter, which they will discuss inthe episode that airs August 26.

     Buy Requiem for The Red Files by Lee Winter on Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

More info

 

 

Come talk to us about these books and any otherlesfic you’ve been reading lately at our new Facebook group, 

 

The Lesbian ReviewBook Club.

You can see all of our reviews and more on TheLesbianReview.com and don’t forget to send your emails, questions and more to 

 

Tara@TheLesbianReview.com 

 

 

 

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Les Talk About It: The Meaning Of Being Married

July 27, 2016

Les Talk About It

What It Means To Be Married As Lesbians

This week Sheena and Tamara chat about what it means to be married and whether or not being in a gay marriage is in any way different to being in a heterosexual marriage.

Send your queries, suggestions and more to Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com
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Harper Bliss and Her Mrs: 3 Things We Would Do Differently (plus a bonus answer)

July 26, 2016

In this episode HarperBliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss 3 Things They Would Do Differently Knowing What They Know Now.

This was a question sent inby 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 ontheir blog.

You can also find HarperBliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com checkout her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk Amazon.ca

 

 

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Therapy Cafe: Operator Give Me Long Distance

July 25, 2016

Zane (Soul Mates) and Thalia (Eagle Cove) discuss the topic of long distance lesbian relationships. Whether you're apart due to a job situation or something else, long term or temporary, what does it take to make a long distance relationship work?

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.  We can't do the show without you.

Congratulations Elizabeth Doyle, winner of this week's book giveaway! We'll get in touch with you via email so you can claim your prize.

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Women And Words: Discussion of Geekly Things

July 24, 2016

Women And Words

Week of 18-23 July 2016

 

Andi Marquette, host (because Jove is still on an #epicroadtrip)

www.womenwords.org 

18 July: Author Stevie Carroll, who wanders around and explores the UK every chance she gets, posted on the village of Birchinlee, which was a town for construction workers in the early part of the 20th century. Includes cool historic photos.

Women and Words LINK.

 

Find Stevie Carroll HERE.

21 July: Author R.G. Emanuelle posted a photo roundup of sites from Washington DC, when she attended GCLS.

Women and Words LINK.

 

R.G. Emanuelle’s WEBSITE.

 

22 July: Women and Words monthly lists of new and upcoming releases. Hot off the Press is for July and Coming Attractions is for August.

Women and Words link, Hot off the Press.

 

Women and Words link, Coming Attractions.

 

Static page that we keep updated all month HERE.

 

Discussion of geekly things!

To find listings of comic cons and other sorts of gatherings, try these links:

Upcoming Cons

 

Convention Scene

Cool con to attend, if you’re so inclined: WishCon (Women in Sci Fi and Horror).

 

WishCon

 

Cool geek resource, feminist and queer analysis of geekdom: LadyGeekGirl 

And OMG, the upcoming ClexaCon.

If you’ve got tips about anything you think we should cover in terms of geekdom and lesfic/feminist/queer things related to writing/publishing, drop us a line at our CONTACT page.

 

 

And remember, you can find us online RIGHT HERE.

 

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Book Clips: When Women Were Warriors by Catherine M Wilson Book 2

July 21, 2016

In this episode of Book Clips Catherine M Wilson does a reading from When Women Were Warriors book 2

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

Synopsis of When Women Were Warriors book 2

In Book II of the trilogy, Tamras’s apprenticeship as a warrior isn’t turning out quite the way she expected. Her unconventional choices lead to her crossing swords, almost literally, with Vintel, the war leader of Merin’s house. She finds herself embroiled in a power struggle she is doomed to lose, but the loss sends her on a journey that will change her destiny and decide the fate of her people.

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Harper Bliss and Her Mrs: How To Start And Build Your Mailing List

July 19, 2016

This week Harper Bliss and Her Mrs discuss How Authors Can Start And Build Their Own Mailing Lists

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

You can also find HarperBliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com checkout her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

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Therapy Cafe: The Road Less Traveled

July 18, 2016

You were raised in a radical fundamentalist Christian family who doesn't acknowledge that lesbians are legitimate and accepted. And so you chose to live a heterosexual life. But living this inauthentic life is beginning to take its toll. 

Sound familiar? Zane (Soul Mates) and Thalia (Eagle Cove) help a listener consider her options.

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.  We can't do the show without you.

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Women and Words: The GCLS 2016 Roundup

July 17, 2016

Women And Words

 

WHEW! Jove is still on her #epicroadtrip for another 20 days, people! But we actually managed to do a show that included a discussion of GCLS (Golden Crown Literary Society conference) that we both attended last week in the Washington, DC area. So the brunt of this show focuses on that, and it runs a little longer than usual. We’re going to try to not do shows this long in the future except for special occasions like this one. J

Meanwhile, on the Women and Words blog: 

10 July: Ylva author Catherine Lane joined us to chat about her latest release, Heartwood, and to discuss a bit about the process of getting a cover right for it. She’s also doing a giveaway…  

Women and Words LINK

 

Catherine Lane’s website

11 July: Author and fellow regular Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler, who writes crime caper mysteries, provides a bunch of updates regarding her work (her co-edited anthology Lesbians on the Loose: Crime Writers on the Lam) won a Goldie at the GCLS, AND she’s doing a giveaway of a couple of her books.

Women and Words LINK

 

Jessie Chandler’s website

12 July: Life coach/psychologist Angela Grace announces the winner of her best tip contest—that is, best tip for getting some exercise through small, every day changes.

Women and Words LINK.

13 July: Jove Belle does another installment of her Marketing series, this time discussing how book reviews can work for authors.

Women and Words LINK

 

Jove Belle’s website

14 July: Author and regular Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde, who is traveling, offers her thoughts on some recent tragic events in the US regarding police shootings. 

Women and Words LINK

 

Fiona Zedde’s website

15 July: Andi Marquette does a big ol’ roundup of what she did at the GCLS conference. 

Women and Words LINK

 

Andi Marquette’s website

16 July:  Author Jody Klaire joins us to discuss her latest, Hindsight. Plus, she’s doing a giveaway! 

 

Women and Words LINK

Jody Klaire’s website

Andi and Jove do a GCLS roundup. Or, what we did on our trip to the con. Which involved a lot of running around, a lot of exhaustion, a lot of fun, and some cray-cray. J  

GCLS main link

 

GCLS 2016 schedule.GCLS list of award winners

 

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Les Do Books: Vampires, Superheroes and Food Truckers - Oh My!

July 15, 2016

Les Do Books

Vampires, Superheroes and Food Truckers

Brooklyn and Tara, errant reviewers at The Lesbian Review, talk about what they’ve been reading lately.

In this episode they discuss:

Good Enough to Eat by Jae and Alison Grey (Ylva Publishing)

Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk Amazon.ca

The Superheros Union: Dynama by Ruth Diaz (Carina Press)

 Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

Perfect Pairing by Rachel Spangler (Bywater Books)

Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

Don’t forget! 

They’ll be discussing Jane’s World by Paige Braddock in the next episode. 

Get your copy now from Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

You can see their reviews and more on TheLesbianReview.com. Send your emails, questions and more toTara@TheLesbianReview.com

 

 

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Book Clips: Liaisons by Nicole Linssens

July 14, 2016

In this episode of Book Clips we hear Nicole Linssens read from her novel Liaisons.

You can buy Liaisons at Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

Synopsis for Liaisons

Friendship, love and sex—the driving forces behind two best friends who couldn’t be any closer, or any different. Samantha just wants things to go back to being the way they were. Levina just wants to get laid. From torrid onenight stands to explosive breakups and dreamy wedding proposals, Liaisons explores the friendships of these women alongside five of their closest friends, and the escapades that keep their lives stimulating.
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Les Talk About It: The Bisexual Drug Problem

July 13, 2016

Lest Talk About It

The Bisexual Drug Problem

This episode Sheena and Tamara chat about a recent study that looked at drug and alcohol abuse in relation to herosexual, homosexual and bisexual people. They discuss this.

Send comments and questions to Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and don't forget to rate this show and spread the word.

 

You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook
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Harper Bliss and Her Mrs: What Distribution Works Best and What Formats Should Authors Use

July 12, 2016

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

You can also find HarperBliss 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: Six Degrees Of Lesbian Relationships

July 11, 2016

In this week's episode, Zane (Soul Mates) and Thalia (Eagle Cove) help a listener escape from the small world of lesbian romance when it's inhabitants get a little too close for comfort.

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.  We can't do the show without you.

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Book Clips: Heart Of The Pack by Jenny Frame

July 7, 2016
In this episode of Book Clips Jenny Frame reads from her novel Heart Of The Pack

Get this book on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

Synopsis of Heart Of The Pack

Selena Miller accepts a job in Wolfgang County, jumping at the chance to get away from her overbearing family. Crippled by anxiety, she’s determined to start a new, independent life. 

As Second of the Wolfgang pack, Caden Wolfgang is used to having her orders followed without question. When the Alpha allows a human to work in the heart of their business, Caden is horrified. Haunted by a childhood tragedy at the hands of a human, Caden makes it her mission to keep Selena from threatening everything they’ve built. 

When contempt turns into attraction and passion flares, can their love survive Selena learning the truth of what the Wolfgangs really are?
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Les Talk About It: The Lesbian Quiz Showdown

July 6, 2016

Les Talk About It

The Lesbian Quiz Showdown

Four women enter, one leaves with the crown. Join Sheena and Tamara this week with their three guests as they play the ultimate game of Lesbian Trivia. 


Joining Sheena as contestants today is Lise MacTague, Tara and Brooklyn. 

You may know Lise from her writing and Brooklyn and Tara are both reviewers at The Lesbian Review and have their own podcast Les Do Books

All four are super qualified to answer lesbian trivia...or so they think. 

Find out if Tamara can stump them with her research and who will walk away the winner.

Email us on Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com with your comments. We love hearing from you. 
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Harper Bliss and Her Mrs: How Bliss Gets Such A High Wordcount Every Day

July 5, 2016

In this episode of Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) they answer writing questions about wordcount.

This was a question sent inby Jae and one sent in by Tamara. 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 HarperBliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com checkout her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

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Therapy Cafe: Too Much Love

July 4, 2016

Zane (Soul Mates) and Thalia (Eagle Cove) go live with their Q & A this week to help a fellow character in serious need of therapy. Welcome Lara (Ultimate Betrayal by Annette Mori and published by Affinity eBooks)

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.  We can't do the show without you.

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Women and Words: What to wear at GCLS - a real problem

July 3, 2016

Women and Words 

Week of 26 June-2 July 2016

 Andi’s still solo as Jove engages in her #epicroadtrip. :D

 26June: Author Clare Ashton blogged about her latest release, Poppy Jenkins, which is set inmid-Wales, where Clare grew up. She also did a giveaway (2 copies!).  

Women and Words link HERE

Clare Ashton’s website and find the page on PoppyJenkins here.

 

27June: Author Yvonne Heidt blogs a bit about herwriting process and a new project she’s jazzed about.

Women and Words link HERE.

 

Yvonne Heidt’s website.

 

29June: Author and Women and Wordster Jove Belle does an installment of her series on marketing. This one deals with getting out of your comfort zone in terms of public events and social media and figuring out what works for you. 

 

Women and Words link HERE.  

Jove Belle’s website

 

P.S.: drop her a line! She’ll send you postcard! 

 

 

30June: Author Renée Bess tells us a bit about what she’s learned on this journey, including that it hasn’t been easy, for a woman of color writing lesfic about women, but she’s always up for mentoring and imparting wisdom about what she’s learned about publishing and writing and marketing in this industry. 

Women and Words link HERE.

 

Renée Bess’ website

 

 

1July: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette laments the #firstworldproblem of what to wear at the GCLS, provides the Twitter feeds and Facebook links of Jove, Andi, and R.G. Emanuelle for GCLS fun, but notes there are lots of authors and attendees who will be posting photos and info about the event, which starts Wednesday, 6 July. Oh, and for weekend happy tunes, Andi provided a Spotify playlist. J

 

 

Women and Words link

 

HERE.

Andi Marquette’s website.

2July: Women and Words’ resident reader of all things lesfic Erin Saluta blogs about names. How characters get them. How authors decide. What a name conveys. And she asks authors to get in on the name game, and spill the secrets of creating character names.

 

Women and Words link HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

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