Therapy Cafe: Fifty Shades Of Harper Bliss

October 31, 2016

Therapy Cafe 

Fifty Shades Of Harper Bliss 

Welcome to our special Halloween edition of the Therapy Café! 

In this episode, the well-known psychiatrist, Isabella (High Rise By Harper Bliss) and Thalia (Eagle Cove) discuss the impact Fifty Shades Of Grey has had on the popularity and practice of BDSM. 

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. 

Congratulations to AG Skippy. You are this week's winner of a free eBook.  We'll get in touch with you via email for further details. Thanks for subscribing and listening!

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Women And Words: Andi & Sheena Discuss Sex, NaNoWriMo & Ghostbusters

October 30, 2016

Women and Words podcast overview

23-28 October 2016

Andi and Sheena discuss sex, NaNoWriMo, Ghostbusters, and wtf with Halloween in the States. Also, Sheena points out the 18% of the time that Andi is wrong. :D

 

23 October: Author SM Harding brought up sex in lesfic and puzzled about why some readers think it’s “too much” while others think it’s “too little.”

 

Women and Words link HERE

SM Harding info

 

24 October: Author Yvonne Heidt brought fellow author Shelia Powell along with some info about Shelia’s latest, Becoming Me: A Metamorphosis a book of poetry that deals with really tough subjects, including molestation, rape, and mental illness. It’s a personal story about healing.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Shelia Powell info

Yvonne Heidt’s website

 

25 October: Audio excerpts! This month, author Catherine Lane reads from Heartwood; author C.P. Rowlands reads from Collision Course, and author Ashley Bartlett reads from Cash Braddock.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Catherine Lane website

C.P. Rowlands website

Ashley Bartlett website

 

26 October: Author and Women and Wordster Jove Belle does another blog in her marketing series. Here, she makes a good point. You need to have a book to market. So…write! ABC’s of writing: Apply Butt to Chair.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Jove Belle’s website

 

27 October: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess joins us for a discussion about writers’ block and what it might mean and how to deal with it.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Renée Bess’s website

 

28 October: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette goes fangirl crazy over the movie Ghostbusters (2016) for Fangirl Friday and she’ll tell you exactly why.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

 

And, per Sheena and Andi’s discussion about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), here’s the link. And for funsies, here’s some info about Halloween.

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Lesbian Historic Motif Project: The Goblin Market

October 29, 2016

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast 

Halloween Special: The Goblin Market

by Heather Rose Jones

For this Halloween Special, I’ll be looking at sensual language and imagery in Christina Rossetti’s epic poem “The Goblin Market”.


In this episode we talk about

  • Rossetti’s background and life
  • The conflicting frameworks of romantic friendship and supernatural lesbian decadence present in 19th century literature
  • Excerpts of sensual passages from The Goblin Market, Christabel, and Carmilla
  • A full reading of The Goblin Market

More info

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Les Do Books: It’s A Halloween Mix-Up!

October 28, 2016

Les Do Books 

It's a Halloween Mix-Up!

In this very special Halloween episode, Tara is joined by author, fellow reviewer at The Lesbian Review, and KA Moll. Listen to hear about the spooky books they've been reading and learn a little about the psychology of Halloween. 

 

In this podcast they discuss:

 

 

More info

Come talk 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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Heather & Suzie - The Masks We Wear (special halloween episode)

October 27, 2016

Heather & Suzie 

The Masks We Wear (Special Halloween Show)

Novelist Suzie Carr from the Curves Welcome podcast and novelist Heather Rose Jones from the Lesbian Historic Motif Project team up for a special edition of their shows to discuss the use of “masks” and “costumes” — both physical and metaphorical — as a tool for exploring and negotiating identities in real life and in the online world. 


You can find Heather Rose Jones on amazon.com | amazon.co.uk |amazon.ca

You can find Suzie Carr on amazon.com | amazon.co.uk | amazon.ca

Send us an email on podcast@thelesbiantalkshow.com 

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Les Talk About It: All Lesbians Are Attracted To All Women

October 26, 2016

Les Talk About It 

Lesbians Are Attracted To All Women 

In this episode of Les Talk About it Tamara is joined by Brooklyn from Les Do Books. They talk ask the question whether all lesbians are attracted to all women?

MORE INFO

Tamara is super smart and loves researching and together this married couple are known to get slightly off topic and laugh a lot.

Brooklyn in a reviewer for The Lesbian Review.

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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Harper Bliss and Her Mrs: Holiday Marketing

October 25, 2016

Harper Bliss's Mrs And Jove Belle

Holiday Marketing

In this very special episode of Harper Bliss And Her Mrs, Caroline is joined by Jove Belle while Harper guest stars on another podcast.
 
Caroline and Jove discuss Holiday marketing that they do.
 
Jove Belle is normally on the Women & Words podcast and can be found here 
 
Caroline runs Ladylit publishing with Harper Bliss
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Therapy Cafe: Don’t Move Until You See It

October 24, 2016

Therapy Cafe

Don't Move Until You See It

Do you like your best friend's girlfriend? No? Then this episode is for you.

In this episode, Zane (Soul Mates) and Thalia (Eagle Cove) advise a listener when to speak up and when to suck it up when you don't like your best friend's girlfriend.

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.

Congratulations to Clare Lydon. You are this week's winner of a free eBook.  We'll get in touch with you via email for further details. Thanks for subscribing and listening!


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Women And Words: No One Wants Jove On The Jury + Update On Andi’s Hair

October 23, 2016

Women and Words

Podcast Overview 15-21 October 2016

In which Jove Belle and Andi Marquette prattle on about a variety of topics, including the truism that one simply can never have enough T-shirts, especially of the fangirl variety. Oh, and fangirling is awesome.

 

15 October: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta was recently called for jury duty and indeed, turned it into a blog about lesfic and lawyers portrayed therein.

 

Women and Words link HERE

 

16 October: TWOFER! Author Gabriella Meghan joined us to talk about her debut novel, As Told by Us. We also did an ebook giveaway of her novel.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Gabriella Meghan’s website

 

16 October: AND author Jen Silver stopped by to chat about her 5th novel, Christmas at Winterbourne (hit the link to read the first chapter). AND she did a giveaway of that as well as some other stuff.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Jen Silver’s blogsite

 

17 October: Author and intrepid explorer Stevie Carroll told us about her latest project, collaborating with members of the history group in her parents’ village to produce 2 books that commemorate the roles played by the villagers in World War I.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Stevie Carroll’s LiveJournal

 

19 October: Editor and author Cheyenne Blue joined us to chat up Aussie Outback pubs, which play a role in her latest, Not-So-Straight Sue. AND yet another GIVEAWAY!

 

Women and Words link HERE

Cheyenne Blue’s website

 

20 October: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle did a great discussion on the evolution of her writers’ group over the years, and the integration of tech as a tool to meet.

 

Women and Words link HERE

R.G. Emanuelle’s website

 

21 October: TWOFER! First, we sent out notice that we have updated our static page that includes our Hot off the Press and Coming Attractions list. This month, we’ve listed releases we know about for October and those that are forthcoming in November. We’ve also left September up.

 

New Releases and Coming Attractions page LINK

 

AND 21 October: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette’s Fangirl Friday featured an interview with the founders of the awesome community-minded T-shirt company Fangirl Shirts. GIVEAWAY! You can win a free shirt (your choice!). Just go and comment on the blog (see link below). Drawing closes Wednesday, 26 October.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Fangirl Shirts website

Andi Marquette’s website

 

And do you know who ELSE gives a percentage of T-shirt sales back to the community? WOMEN AND WORDS, that’s who! Some of the proceeds from Women and Words T-shirts go to the Golden Crown Literary Society. GO SEE.

 

Don’t forget! The GCLS 2017 conference is in Chicago this year (July), and hotel rooms are already available and they will go soon.

 

And speaking of fundraising for the GCLS, don’t forget that Bella Books is putting together an anthology with proceeds going to the GCLS general fund. The theme is “I was a con virgin…” and then go cray-cray with that. Deadline is 1 February 2017. HERE ARE THE DETAILS.

 

Back to fangirling, coming in March, 2017, is the inaugural CLEXACON! That’s right, a con named in honor of the Clexa ship from The 100, and it’s all about queer women in media and representation. It’s in Las Vegas, and features queer women  producers, directors, and actresses, including Katherine Barrell of Wynonna Earp fame (half of the WayHaught ship) and Shamin Sharif and Alice Wu among so many awesome others! Plus panel discussions and workshops and vendors and artists and…omg. I can’t even…

 

Find out more at the ClexaCon link.

 

Jove would also like everyone to know about LootCrate, which is a monthly box of mystery fandom goodies for fans, gamers, nerds, n’ geeks. So if you’re interested, HERE.

 

And remember, if you have news or an event you’d like us to know about, hit our “contact” link at the Women and Words website.

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Book Clips: Along Came The Rain by Alison R Solomon

October 22, 2016

Along Came The Rain

by Alison R Solomon

Wynn Larimer would be the first to admit she has a bad memory and that lately it's been getting worse. But that doesn't explain how she has ended up in jail, accused of kidnapping two teenage foster kids. Now she's in the fight of her life to clear her name. Her burning question: who has framed her and why?

Wynn's partner, Barker, is hanging by an emotional thread. Not only are the missing girls her social work clients, but to make matters worse, her beloved Wynn seems to be losing her mind. How can she ensure the girls are brought to safety while dealing with a partner who is increasingly scattered?

Wynn and Barker must race to uncover the truth before Wynn is charged with a serious crime that could imprison her for years. But what will happen to their relationship when both discover things about each other that will change their lives forever?

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

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

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Book Clips: Falling Colours by RJ Samuel

October 22, 2016

Falling Colours

by RJ Samuel

BOOK ONE in the series THE VISION PAINTER

FALLING COLOURS – The Misadventures of a Vision Painter

KIRAN is the only vision painter working in Ireland, the only female in the ancient Indian profession. As a vision painter, she paints the hopes and dreams of her clients into existence. Her practice is not doing well and she works as a waitress in a struggling restaurant in Connemara. When Kiran is asked to paint the forbidden, forces are unleashed that she cannot contain, including two infuriating women with whom she must work in a race to restore order and save her gift.


FALLING COLOURS is the first book in The Vision Painter series and introduces the unique concept of vision painting and Kiran, a woman who struggles with a fascinating gift.

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

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

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Curves Welcome: Getting Back Up

October 20, 2016

Curves Welcome

Getting Back Up

Novelist and Motivational Blogger Suzie Carr discusses how find your grounding after you’ve been knocked down.  

 

In this episode Suzie explores:

 

  • What to do when life knocks you down
  • The gift of those moments in between highs and lows
  • Lessons we can learn from the top and bottom
  • Strategies to coexist with tough blows

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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Les Talk About It: Can All Women Have Multiple Orgasms?

October 19, 2016

Les Talk About It

Myth We Examine: All Women Have Multiple Orgasms

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara talk about whether or not all women can have multiple orgasms. 

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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Harper Bliss and Her Mrs: How They Reached Their Financial Goals And How You Can Too

October 18, 2016

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs

How They Reached Their Financial Goals

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss what it took for them to reach their financial goal and how you can too

 

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: Lightning Round pt 2 of 3

October 17, 2016

Therapy Cafe

Lightning Round 2 of 3

In this episode, Zane (Soul Mates) and Thalia (Eagle Cove) continue our Lightning Round with Part 2 of 3 where we answer questions about lesbian sex.

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 ask 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 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.

Congratulations to Parachip! You are this week's winner of a free eBook.  We'll get in touch with you via email for further details. Thanks for subscribing and listening!


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Women And Words: Andi’s Epic Hair Failure

October 16, 2016

Women and Words Podcast Overview

8-14 October, 2016

Jove Belle and Andi Marquette discuss all things Women and Words, Andi screwing up fanfic rules, and Andi’s epic bad hair day (the two not necessarily related).


8 October: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta interviewed poet and lesfic advocate Jaynes Pehney for a Reader’s Perspective.


Women and Words link HERE

Jaynes Pehney on Amazon


9 October: Author Heather Blackmore stopped by with some thoughts on something that plagues creatives: why, out of bunches of good reviews and comments, do we dwell on the one bad? 


Women and Words link HERE

Heather Blackmore’s website


10 October: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler gave us a taste of Colonyhouse, a Writers’ Retreat, in Oregon. The one Jessie attended is run by author Lori Lake. With photos!


Women and Words link HERE

Jessie Chandler’s website

Colonyhouse link


11 October: Life coach and psychologist Angela Grace joins us now and again with some words about making changes in our lives. This time, she reminds us that it’s okay to be a beginner, and we need to think about ways to “overcome ourselves.” That is, to move beyond the limits we set for ourselves.


Women and Words link HERE


12 Occtober: Author Annette Mori discusses her writing process as a pantser vs. a planner/plotter.


Women and Words link HERE

Annette Mori’s website


14 October: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette does a Fangirl Friday about the movie Aliens (1986). Two words. Sigourney Weaver. (you’re welcome)


Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website


Don’t forget: Call for Submissions, writings on “The Places that Never Barred Us,” curated by Renée Bess and Lee Lynch.

Women’s Week 2016 is still going on in Provincetown, Massachusetts!

And GCLS is already gearing up for its July conference, this time in Chicago. Hotel reservations are now open. Go see.

 
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Harper Bliss and Her Mrs: Genre Hopping, Wise Or Foolish?

October 15, 2016

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs

Genre Hopping Wise Or Foolish?

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss 

 

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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Book Clips: Courting The Countess by Jenny Frame

October 15, 2016

Courting The Countess

by Jenny Frame

Professor of Archeology Henrietta “Harry” Knight becomes Countess of Axedale upon her father’s death and takes a sabbatical from Cambridge University to begin refurbishing the long-neglected and run-down Axedale Hall. The child of a loveless marriage, witness to her father’s infidelities and her mother’s pain, Harry has no intention of ever falling in love.

Annie Brannigan is a survivor, remaining positive through hardships. As an agency housekeeper, she moves from post to post with her daughter Riley, taking care of people who have everything she will never have. Annie’s greatest wish is to find her happy ever after.

Can love restore the countess’s heart and the crumbling Axedale Hall, or will the first foundations of love turn to dust?

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

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

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Book Clips: Getting Mama Out Of Hell by Laurie Moore

October 14, 2016

Getting Mama Out of Hell

by Laurie Moore

When British visitors Elle Winthrop and her daughter Elizabeth die near the Dallas-Fort Worth airport, they learn there is life after death, and that Elle’s mother is living in eternal damnation. But they have a chance to secure Mama’s entrance into Heaven if they return to Fort Worth and convince five people to do an extraordinarily good deed in her name. But that’s not going to be easy: Elle returns in the body of twelve-yearold Sylvester “Sly” Gooch, an African-American with a colorful police history, while Elizabeth reappears as Adelaide Hollingsworth, a wealthy white octogenarian and the victim of a mugging— by Sly. 

Now Sly and Addie must move between Addie’s world of privilege and Sly’s crime-infested neighborhood, all while dodging the police. Discard Sly’s ankle monitor and add Allen Carswell, the Fort Worth policeman who was engaged to marry Elle, and you have a boy on the lam at odds with a lovesick Brit. Throw in 

an old lady who realizes her scheming daughter and son-in-law will stop at nothing to seize control of her estate. Unravel Mama’s sketchy past that includes a high-profile homicide, a missing socialite, and an ongoing murder conspiracy, and you have Getting Mama Out of Hell, a suspense-filled read that promises—and delivers—a rollicking good time.

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

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

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Book Clips: In Your Words by RJ Samuel - FULL SHORT STORY

October 14, 2016

In Your Words

by RJ Samuel

This recording is of the FULL SHORT STORY

Amelia is an author who writes about love but has lost her belief in it. She is participating in a book signing week in yet another stop on what seems like an endless tour. When she escapes to a quiet corner of the bookstore Amelia meets the woman who she knows can restore her faith in love, but will she have a chance to find out?


Also included with this short story are extracts from R J Samuel’s novels FALLING COLOURS (the first in the Vision Painter series) and HEART STOPPER (a medical thriller).


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

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

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