Lez Geek Out! Dark Matter

May 31, 2017

Lez Geek Out! 

#8 Dark Matter 

Andi and Lise really dig the TV series Dark Matter, which airs on the SyFy network. It’s a space opera, which is one of Andi’s all-time fave genres (and Lise’s!) but it’s got some really excellent elements that make it super watchable. Plus, diverse cast. 

Six people emerge from stasis on a space ship and none of them know who they are or how they got there. Plus, there’s an android (played by Lost Girl’s Zoie Palmer) who also has to have her memory wiped. So six humans with no idea what they’re doing on this vessel and as the series progresses, they realize that they have shady pasts and even shadier business dealings in a galaxy ruled by mega-corporations vying for power. The six have to learn how to stick together though they have no idea who they are, and both Lise and Andi love how the show explores the idea of how who we are is determined, to an extent, by our memories.

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: How To Set Up Your Launch Team

May 30, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

How To Set Up Your Launch Team 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss setting up a launch team and why all authors should have one. 

Find out: 

  • Why all authors should have a launch team 
  • How Harper Bliss started her launch team 
  • What her stats are for reviews vs review requests 
  • How she manages the launch team 

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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Les Talk About It: Can You Smell A Lesbian?

May 29, 2017

Les Talk About It 

Can You Smell A Lesbian? 

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are discussing a study to see whether or not lesbians are detectable by thier pheremones. They ask the question is it really possible to smell a lesbian?

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 our other podcasts.

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Women And Words: Being A Hot Mess In San Francisco

May 28, 2017

Women and Words 

Overview 20-25 May 2017 

Andi is a hot mess in San Francisco this week but thank GAWD Jove is there to reel her in. HA HAHAHAHAA. Just kidding. They’re both hot messes and the only reeling is from one side of the room to the other. 

20 May: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta is back in the house! She discusses audio books (and if you have suggestions, let her know). 

Women and Words link HERE 

21 May: Author T.B. Markinson stopped by to chat about a sale on lesfic titles being offered through iheartlesfic.com, including hers. 

Women and Words link HERE 

iheartlesfic.com 

22 May: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt has been working on a cool project with Rogena Mitchell-Jones. Rogena designs journals, and Yvonne has been providing writing prompts for one, and it’s available through Amazon, though you can win a copy! You still have time! ‘Til Monday! 

Women and Words link HERE 

Check out the journal collaboration on Amazon 

Yvonne Heidt’s website 

Rogena Mitchell-Jones’s Amazon page 

23 May: Author and Women and Wordster Lee Lynch reiterates the importance of telling our stories in these fraught times. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Lee Lynch’s website 

25 May: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess attended a talk by an author whose work she didn’t know, and comes away with renewed energy for writing. Plus, the cupcakes were excellent. ☺ 

Women and Words link HERE 

Renée Bess’s website 

26 May: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette is on the road and explains how San Francisco made her gay. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Also! Too! The Bold Strokes UK Book Festival (the 8th!) is happening REALLY SOON in Nottingham, 3-4 June. And L-fest is coming up in Leicestershire, 21-24 July. Jove would also like to remind everyone that ROLLER DERBY SEASON starts in her neck of the woods. Find out if you have access to such a glorious thing as this and get in on it. Also, author and former Women and Wordster Cliffi Henderson will be blogging with us again, the third Wednesday of the month. You are in for a treat, gare-un-teed.

 

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Book Clips: Carved In Stone by Jen Silver

May 27, 2017

Book Clips 

Carved In Stone by Jen Silver 

Synopsis 

Join the characters from Starting Over and Arc Over Time in this final book from the Starling Hill trilogy. 

Ellie Winters thinks she might be going mad. How else can she explain the conversations she is having with someone who has been dead for two thousand years? The ancient queen wants a proper burial for herself and her consort—and she is used to getting her way. Ellie has to convince not just her wife, but also the archaeologist, a former lover who first discovered the bones on Ellie’s farm. 

The loves and lives of the women connected with Ellie and the farm swirl through this journey of discovery, moving from the confines of the British Museum in London to the windswept landscapes of northern Britain. 

Carved in Stone has romance, adventure, a treasure hunt, and happy endings for all, living and dead. 

 

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: Come Back To Me by Chris Paynter narrated by Ann Etter

May 26, 2017

Book Clips 

Come Back To Me by Chris Painter narrated by Ann Etter 

Synopsis

Author Angie Cantinnini’s agent convinces her she must use a pseudonym if she hopes to land a contract with a mainstream publishing company—especially since the protagonist of Angie’s novels is a hard-boiled male detective. Neither Angie nor her agent anticipates the raging success of the series of books or the mountain of wealth that accompanies each new release.  

As a best-selling author, Angie should be delighted with her Bohemian life in Key West, but happiness is elusive because it’s her alter-ego, Zach England, who’s receiving the accolades, while Angie is relegated to anonymity. 

Meryl McClain, the recently hired book review editor at the prestigious New York Banner, wants to make a strong first impression with her readers, so she picks Zach England’s latest novel for her debut review. She offers a scathing critique, unaware the real author behind the pseudonym is her long lost true love, Angie. Heartrending choices separated the lovers eleven years earlier. 

Seeing Meryl’s review overwhelms Angie with feelings she thought she’d laid to rest years ago. This stroke of Fate beckons them to reunite, but Angie’s secret identity and Meryl’s struggle with a childhood trauma conspire to keep them apart. 

Torn from a shared moment in their past, the words Come Back to Me have haunted the two women for more than a decade. Is it too late for Angie and Meryl to choose love again?

 

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 

You can contact Ann Etter on Facebook or email her

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Curves Welcome: Don’t Join an Easy Crowd

May 25, 2017

Curves Welcome 

Don’t Join an Easy Crowd 

Novelist and Motivational Blogger Suzie Carr shares some thoughts from wonderful listeners on this quote from Jim Rohn: Don't join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high. 

A Note to Listeners: 

Is there a topic you’d like to hear me cover? Please email me at suzie@curveswelcome.com to let me know. I have a special treat for you if you do. Please mention Podcast Idea in your subject line.  

More info 

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Badass Women Save Themselves: Top 5 Recording Artists

May 24, 2017

Badass Women Save Themselves

 

Top 5 Recording Artists

Music moves us--that much seems undeniable. But how? And why? And, for purposes of this podcast, who? In this episode, we each list the five musical artists whose work moves us in some way, whether that be because the lyrics are poetry, the situation of the songs matches ones we've lived through, the artist(s) in question live their lives in such a way that we're awed by them, or they break musical and political barriers. Herein lies our lists--what are yours?

You can find the Badass Women Save Themselves website here

 

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: How Best To Use Kindle Unlimited

May 23, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

How To Use Kindle Unlimited To Maximize Sales 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss how they use Kindle Unlimited (KU).

Find out: 

  • How KU has changed since they last spoke about it 
  • What their research has shown works and what doesn’t work 
  • How much of their sales come from KU 
  • And why it is important to add our books to KU 

 

This was a question by Cheyenne Blue. 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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Les Talk About It: Lesbians Stay Friends With Their Exes?

May 22, 2017

Les Talk About It 

Lesbians Stay Friends With Their Exes?

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are discussing the theory that lesbians stay friends with thier exes. They ask the question is it true and if so why? 

Tamara also reveals an interesting study that could prove that we are psycho. 

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 our other podcasts.

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Women And Words: Jove’s Living Room Lawn Chairs

May 21, 2017

Women and Words 

Overview 13-19 May 2017 

Jove describes her new living room furniture, which involves lawn chairs, and Andi and Jove fangirl over Ashley Bartlett (they always do) and Andi wonders if she and Jove ever grow up, will they some day be as cool as Ashley. Also, Andi’s pretty sure Stevie Carroll could be a sportscaster for car racing in her day job. She might go to the UK to find out if it’s true… 

13 May: Call for submissions! Black lesbian storytellers for an anthology and a potential screen-writing gig. Hit the link to see! 

14 May: Author S.M. Harding tells a story about running into a militia group in the woods back in the day, because her latest book is the first in a three-book story arc that deals with a militia group. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Find more information on S.M. Harding here 

15 May: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll from across the pond joins us and talks about women race drivers. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Stevie Caroll’s LiveJournal 

16 May: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett talks about respecting the identity people live, and using the names and pronouns they express. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Find more info on Ashley Bartlett here 

18 May: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle did a Throwback Thursday with retro TV and this week, it was “The Twilight Zone.” 

Women and Words link HERE 

R.G. Emanuelle’s website 

May 19: Hot off the Press and Coming Attractions lists are up! Go see

AND author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a Fangirl Friday about the thriller Hanna

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Andi fangirls at  Tumblr 

Don’t forget to go to the GCLS website to find out more about the upcoming lesfic conference in Chicago.

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Book Clips: Arc Over Time by Jen Silver

May 20, 2017

Book Clips 

Arc Over Time by Jen Silver 

Synopsis 

Dr. Kathryn Moss has job offers flowing in after her exciting archaeological discoveries at Starling Hill the previous year. Now she has choices to make that could jeopardise her relationship with Denise Sullivan, the fiery journalist, who has become her lover. 

For Denise the choice seems obvious. She thinks they have moved beyond the casual sex stage to something more like a true relationship. However, she’s not sure how to handle Kathryn’s continuing infatuation with Ellie Winters. 

Ellie’s new career as a promising artist proves to be a catalyst for the simmering tensions in relations between her wife Robin, Kathryn, and Denise. 

Will Denise persevere in her pursuit of the reluctant professor? Does Ellie have anything to fear from Kathryn’s fascination with her art, or is there another motive behind the professor’s obsessive interest? 

This wonderful romantic continuation with the characters from Starting Over ties up loose ends. But the question is - does everyone have a happy ending? A must read. 

 

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 Do Books: Just Like That by Karin Kallmaker (book club)

May 19, 2017

Les Do Books 

Just Like That (Book Club)

Sheena, founder and supercool Empress of The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show channel, joins Tara to talk about a fabulous, wonderful, amazing book, Just Like That by Karin Kallmaker. Check it out to hear why Tara thinks it’s one of the best adaptations of Pride and Prejudice ever, who Sheena’s favourite character is, and what makes for a full or half sex scene. 

This podcast has spoilers, so be sure to read the book before you check it out.   

Buy Just Like That on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

Read Sheena’s review at The Lesbian Review 

From the back of the book: 

Syrah Ardani tried independence - but the call of the Napa Valley hills and rolling vineyards of her family's winery have brought her home again. She is content with her ordered world until she learns that her father's feckless management has put Ardani Vineyards into receivership.

Corporate turnaround specialist Toni Blanchard's arrival is preceded by tales of her slash-and-burn techniques. Determined to meet this soulless corporate raider head on, Syrah proudly prepares to do battle for her home and family business. Toni has reason to retreat from a high-pressure Manhattan lifestyle, not the least of which is a bitter break up. She's been told that Syrah Ardani is attractive and single, but Toni never mixes business and pleasure. 

Creditors clamor for a quick sale and payment. The beautiful--and hostile--Syrah wants Toni off her land and out of her life. Their clashes smolder with distrust and resentment, but also threaten to light a completely different kind of fire. Most dangerous of all is the one thing Toni can't control--the way her heart reacts when Syrah looks at her...just like that. 

Tara also announces the next book club pick, Hoosier Daddy by Ann McMan and Salem West. 

Buy Hoosier Daddy on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

Read Tara’s review at The Lesbian Review 

 

More info 

Come talk to Tara, Sheena and the rest of The Lesbian Review crew 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  

And if you’re loving the podcast on The Lesbian Talk Show, be sure to check out our Facebook group, The Lesbian Talk Show Chat Group.

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Book Clips: Royal Rebel by Jenny Frame

May 18, 2017

Book Clips 

Royal Rebel by Jenny Frame 

Synopsis 

Princess Rozala of Denbourg enjoys her reputation as a wild child, especially when it annoys her father, the king. When Rosa's latest girlfriend brings scandal to the palace doors, her father sends her to Britain, in the hopes that time with her cousin Queen George and the new Queen Consort will finally make her face her responsibilities.  

After overcoming personal demons and quitting the high-stakes world of finance, Lennox King is content with keeping her life simple. As the new director of a hospice charity, she uses a strict business approach to help the charity grow and prosper. 

When Rosa comes to work at the charity under orders from the Queen Consort, babysitting a spoiled princess is definitely not on Lennox's agenda. But when passion flares between them, will Lennox's past stop their relationship in its tracks, or will a twist of fate bring a new future that neither was expecting? 

 

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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Lez Geek Out! Ghostbusters

May 17, 2017

Lez Geek Out! 

#7 Ghostbusters—both! 

Lise (L-MAC!) and Andi wanted to a do a point/counterpoint on the original and new versions of the movie Ghostbusters. So they take a walk down memory lane and chat about the original 1984 Ghostbusters and then completely lose it in classic fangirl style over the 2016 homage with Kate McKinnon as the iconic Jillian Holtzmann, the gadget/science master of all. 

The premise of both deals with a misfit group of friends/colleagues who all have a fascination with the paranormal. They start up ghost hunting businesses in Manhattan, but soon realize that paranormal power is building, and things are gonna get wild! 

Also, THE SCENE that still sets Andi off on a grrl power rush. 

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: Outlining For Successful Writing

May 16, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

Outlining For Successful Writing 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss Harper’s process for outlining her book. Harper’s goal is always to shorten her writing times and she has figured out that outlining helps but not in the traditional sense.  

Find out: 

  • How much outlining Harper does initially 
  • What her process is before she starts the book 
  • What she does at the end of every writing session and why it helps her write faster 

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 check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

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Les Talk About It: All Lesbians Identify As Lesbian?

May 15, 2017

Les Talk About It 

All Lesbians Identify As Lesbian? 

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are discussing the common perception that all lesbians identify as lesbian. They ask the question is this true? Sheena also goes on a mini tangent. 

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 our other podcasts.

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Women And Words: Jove The Chicken Farmer, Smartphones & The Bliss Project

May 14, 2017

Women and Words 

Overview 6-12 May 2017 

It might not have been a good idea for Jove to go back to a smartphone, as she spent all day playing a new game that somehow deals with being a chicken farmer and it drained the battery. Also, Andi and Jove are pretty sure Ellen Hart is the best thing since sliced bread, and that Harper Bliss and her wife have a super-cool project they’re launching and Andi wanted to see what the view was like from her soap box with regard to queer rep in media. 

May 6: A Reader’s Perspective with walking lesfic encyclopedia Ted Beveridge, who did a piece on fanfic and provided some links to check out. 

Women and Words link HERE 

7 May: Author Yoshiyuki Ly stopped by and provided some info about her latest, Venus and Lysander, a mix of historical fiction and fantasy. 

Women and Words link HERE 

More info on Yoshiyuki Ly HERE 

8 May: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler brought award-winning awesome author Ellen Hart by, who was named Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. OMG!!!!! Plus, Jessie’s doing a giveaway of one of Ellen’s books, and you’ll have time to get in on that, since she’s closing it on Monday. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Jessie Chandler’s website 

Ellen Hart’s website 

9 May: Life Coach and psychologist Angela Grace posted links to two short stories (one by author Barbara Winkes and another by author Victoria Avilan) in response to her request to write out your inner angst after what happened in November. The links to the stories are on the blog. 

Women and Words link HERE 

10 May: Author and publisher Harper Bliss stopped by with her wife to announce the start of an awesome project the two of them are launching, MyLesfic, which is a newsletter that lists discounted or free lesfic books. Authors and publishers send their books in for consideration. If accepted, they pay a fee for listing. Readers, sign up. It’s free for you! 

Women and Words link HERE 

Harper Bliss’s website 

11 May: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde talked about her experience(s) at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Atlanta. 

12 May: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a Fangirl Friday and talked about the importance of queer media rep (that isn’t toxic and trope-y). 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Andi fangirls on Tumblr 

Also, some calls for submissions! Anthology for black lesbian storytellers through Resolute Publishing. Deadline for this one is July 31. 

AND script writers wanted for a BBC show, Cops and Monsters, 2nd season. Opening date is May 29 and you have through June 29. 

Get all the deets at the Women and Words link HERE

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Book Clips: Chef’s Special by Susan X Meagher Narrated by Ann Etter

May 13, 2017

Book Clips 

Chefs Special Susan X Meagher  

Synopsis

After years of slowly working her way up the ladder, Emily Desjardins is finally poised at the next step—cooking at the kind of restaurant she’d love to one day own. 

Her new boss is classically trained, has stunningly high standards, and effortlessly designs delicious, creative cuisine. She’s also demanding, inflexible, ridiculously confident and so hot it’s almost silly. 

Emily is determined to spend her time learning all of the tricks and tools she’ll need to keep moving up. But keeping her mind on the job with the enigmatic Blake Chadwick pervading her thoughts and her dreams proves much harder than she could have ever imagined. 

 

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

You can contact Ann Etter on Facebook or email her

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Book Clips: Fenced-In Fleix by Cheyenne Blue

May 12, 2017

Book Clips 

Fenced-In Felix by Cheyenne Blue 

Synopsis 

Felix Jameson is working hard to get her outback hospitality business off the ground. Building cabins, leading trail rides and enticing tourists means she hasn't much time for distractions--and that includes romance. But when she meets Josie, a drifter who picks up casual work as she goes, Felix is intrigued and attracted. Josie asks Felix to board her horse, Flame, and Felix is delighted. Not only can she use the extra money, but it means she will see a lot more of Josie. Felix finds Josie fits in well into her life, and for the solitary Felix there's finally the possibility of romance. But there's something suspicious about Flame, who bears an uncanny resemblance to a valuable stolen racehorse. Felix knows she is falling hard for Josie, but is Josie all she seems, or is she mixed up in shady dealings? 

The third book in the "Girl Meets Girl" series--standalone novels with interconnecting characters. 

 

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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