The lesbian Review Podcast: 10 Lesfic Women Who Will Kick Your Ass

April 28, 2017

The Lesbian Review Podcast

10 Lesfic Women Who Will Kick Your Ass

 

 

In this episode Sheena is Joined by Brooklyn, fellow reviewer and all round awesome person, and we are talking about 10 lesbian fiction women who will kick your ass. 

We love reading action, adventures and other books with awesome heroines who can get some serious stuff done. So we decided to go through some of our favorite kick ass characters. 

 

Sheena’s List 

1 Ruby from The Only Way by Jamie Sullivan 

The Only Way is set is a bleak, poverty stricken world. 

The city holds the wealth and opulence of those with too much money and no caring for anyone else. Next to it is the alley, a sector much poorer than the city but a veritable palace in comparison to the Gutter where the poorest residents live. 

Each section is blocked off from the others with security guards, fences and gates that need passes.

Our main character, Heart, lives in the Gutter. To make ends meet her father is a fighter. Fighters earn more than many of the residents who pick up bits of metal and thrown away appliances that have landed in the trash heap.

Fighting is dangerous, though and when her father doesn’t come home from a fight she had to figure out how to keep her family alive. Her mother was injured in a work accident and is not healthy enough to find work, even if there were jobs available, and the oldest of the three younger siblings is only twelve years in age. 

She looks for work, but knows that she will only find work on her back. In a desperate bid to feed her family she cuts her hair, pretends to be a boy and enters the world of no-holds-barred fighting. 

Initially she is dismissed by Arena owners until one man decides to give her a chance and takes her on to train her. It is at his Arena, in the Alley, where she meets his daughter, Ruby. 

Ruby trains Hart to fight and they develop a strong friendship. As they grow closer, Hart finds it increasingly difficult to keep up the appearance of being a boy. 

Get It On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

2 Jack from Depths Of Blue by Lise MacTague 

Torrin is a smuggler who is always looking for the next big score. When she hears about a civil war, on a relatively isolated planet, she can’t help but see the money she can make. 

Jak is one of the best snipers in the male-only-army, Hiding the fact that she is a woman is not always easy but it is necessary. Little does she know that her mission to kill and off-world smugger will lead to big decisions and an unexpected attraction. 

This is the life-and-death adventure of two women who not only fight their way through enemy territory, battle fatigue and the local wildlife but then have to escape from the not so friendly allies as well.  

Get It On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca  

3 Jude from Lucifer Rising by Sharon Bowers 

This is the story of fallen DEA angel, Jude Lucien and the Miami Herald reporter determined to unearth Jude’s secrets. When an apparently happenstance meeting introduces Jude to reporter Liz Gardener. The dark DEA ex-agent is both intrigued and aroused by the young woman. 

A sniper shot intended for Jude strikes Liz and the two women are thrown together in a race to discover who is intent on killing Jude. As their lives become more and more intertwined, Jude finds herself unexpectedly falling for the reporter and Liz discovers that the agent-turned-drug-dealer is both more and less than she seems. 

Get It On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

4 Olivia from Tricky Wisdom/Tricky Chances by Camryn Eyde 

Darcy Wright is deep in her closet and has been in love with her best friend, Taylor, since junior high. 

At the beginning of the book she leaves the small town that she comes from in order to study medicine at Harvard. She moved into an off campus apartment with Olivia another medical student. 

Olivia is neurotic, brusque and an all round ice queen.  But she is also brilliant and beautiful and ends up changing Darcy’s world when she agrees to pretend to be Darcy’s girlfriend in a scheme to help Darcy win Taylor’s affection. 

Get It On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca  

5 Kade from Prayer Of The Handmaiden by Merry Shannon 

Erinda and Kadrian (Kade) are the main characters of this novel. Kade is appointed as a spiritual warrior by the Goddess Ithyris. Everyone is mystified, including Kadrian herself since she isn’t particularly outspoken or warrior-like. 

Through the book the backstory evolves and we discover that Erinda and Kade were childhood sweethearts, but the priestesses cannot be romantically involved and Kade had to leave Erinda when she joined the service of the Goddess seven years before. 

But Erinda is never quite able to get over losing Kade and in a desperate attempt to forget her childhood sweetheart she flees her job at the palace to join the army that is headed for war with the Barbarians who have crossed into the Gossesses lands. Little does Erinda know, the goddess Ithyris has sent Kade to fight in the same battle. 

Get It On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

 

Brooklyn’s List

6 Afra from Sword Of The Gladiatrix by Faith L Justice 

Two women. Two swords. One victor. 

An action-packed tale that exposes the brutal underside of Imperial Rome, "Sword of the Gladiatrix" brings to life unforgettable characters and exotic settings. From the far edges of the Empire, two women come to battle on the hot sands of the arena in Nero's Rome: Afra, scout and beast master to the Queen of Kush; and Cinnia, warrior-bard and companion to Queen Boudica of the British Iceni. Enslaved, forced to fight for their lives and the Romans' pleasure; they seek to replace lost friendship, love, and family in each other's arms. But the Roman arena offers only two futures: the Gate of Life for the victors or the Gate of Death for the losers. 

Get It On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

7 Tallon from Sword Of The Guardian by Merry Shannon 

A shocking assassination creates an unconventional bond between a princess and her guardian in a kingdom filled with political intrigue, danger and unexpected romance. Princess Shasta Soltranis enjoys a pampered life of court dances, elaborate finery, and the occasional secret fencing match with her twin brother, Daric.  

But in the midst of a birthday celebration, her world shatters when a mysterious assassin takes her brother's life. Shasta, the only remaining heir to the throne, narrowly escapes the assassin's blade thanks to the intervention of a traveling acrobat named Talon. 

With the threat of another attempt on Shasta's life imminent, her father declares that the young hero will be come the Princess's bodyguard. But what Shasta doesn't know is that her new guardian has a very well-kept secret: he is actually a she. Talon and Shasta soon grow closer than anyone, especially her father, could have predicted. Will the truth of her guardian's secret change their relationship forever?

Get It On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca  

8 Casey and Pax from Rabbits Of The Apocalypse by Benny Lawrence 

Rabbits of the Apocalypse is set in a not-too-distant future plagued with drought, human trafficking, rabid religious groups, and people who completely lack a sense of humor.  What with all the hunger, chaos, sunstroke, landmines, and radiation it's hard to get by, and harder still to get laid.  

In the remote desert town of Lafontaine, Casey Prentice has been trying to survive the endtimes by keeping her head down and refusing to give a damn about anyone except her younger sister Emily and wingman Malice Hiroyama. But that ceases to be an option when a powerful and mysterious entity known as the Anastasian League descends on the town. 

Casey offers shelter to genius Pax, who is trying to escape the League. In doing so, she invites a whole new kind of danger into her life on top of a budding romance. The town of Lafontaine has a secret . . . and if the League discovers it, then the apocalypse will be the least of Casey’s worries. 

Get It On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

9 Sangfroyd from The Tea Machine by Gill McKnight 

The story of a love that never dies…except it does, over and over again. 

London 1862, and Millicent Aberly, spinster by choice, has found her future love—in the future! She meddled with her brother’s time machine and has been catapulted into an alternative world where the Roman Empire has neither declined nor fell. In fact, it has gone on to annex most of the known universe. 

Millicent is rescued from Rome’s greatest enemy, the giant space squid, by Sangfroid, a tough and wily centurion who, unfortunately, dies while protecting her. Wracked by guilt and a peculiar fascination for the woman soldier, Millicent is determined to return in time and save Sangfroid from her fatal heroics. Instead, she finds her sexy centurion in her own timeline. And Sangfroid is not alone; several stowaways have come along with her. 

Soon Millicent’s mews house is overrun with Roman space warriors and giant squid. 

Get It On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca  

10 Requiem from Requiem For Immortals by Lee Winter 

Professional cellist Natalya Tsvetnenko moves seamlessly among the elite where she fills the souls of symphony patrons with beauty even as she takes the lives of the corrupt of Australia’s ruthless underworld. The cold, exacting assassin is hired to kill a woman who seems so innocent that Natalya can’t understand why anyone would want her dead. As she gets to know her target, she can’t work out why she even cares. 

Get It On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca  

Bonus: Seven from Sharpshooter by Leslie Murray 

A mission gone horribly wrong. 

A vicious killer who will stop at nothing. 

Two women on the run for their very lives. 

After 9/11, an experimental branch of the U.S. government has been tasked with the mission of proactively putting a stop to terrorism. They have sent a team to eliminate a financier responsible for funding the worst of these organizations. Everything is going according to plan. 

Until it’s not. 

The team is ambushed, and when the mission is looking its darkest, it goes from bad to worse. Former Marine scout sniper Seven Michelis is a black ops sharpshooter now injured and on the run for her life. Peace Corps volunteer Dr. Jenny MacKenzie defies good sense and sets out to help a stranger in need. What she finds is something else entirely. 

From the rugged foothills of the Andes through the dense forests of the Amazon river basin, Seven and Jenny fight to survive the perils of being hunted through Bolivia by a killer hell bent on homicide. Who can they trust, and what fresh hell awaits them if and when they make it home? Will they survive long enough to explore their growing attraction? 

Get It On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

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Les Do Books: Kiss The Girl by Melissa Brayden (Book Club)

January 27, 2017

Les Do Books

Kiss The Girl by Melissa Braden (Book Club)

In this episode, Tara and Brooklyn of The Lesbian Review, discuss their book club pick of the month, Kiss the Girl by Melissa Brayden. Listen to find out what it’s about, what they loved about it, and which character they both had a crush on.

This podcast is seriously full of spoilers, so make sure you read Kiss the Girl before listening.

Buy Kiss the Girl on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

Read Tara’s review at The Lesbian Review

They also announce their next book club pick, Wild by Meghan O’Brien.

Buy Wild on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

Read Tara’s review at The Lesbian Review

More info

Come talk to us 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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Les Do Books: The Bureau of Holiday Affairs

December 30, 2016

Les Do Books

The Bureau of Holiday Affairs by Andi Marquette (Book Club)

In this episode, Tara and Brooklyn of The Lesbian Review, discuss their book club pick of the month, The Bureau of Holiday Affairs by Andi Marquette. Listen to find out what it’s about, who was Brooklyn’s favourite character, and which Christmas movie Tara wants to see remade with lesbians. 

This podcast is seriously full of spoilers, so make sure you read The Bureau of Holiday Affairs before listening.

 

They also announce their next book club pick, Kiss the Girl by Melissa Brayden.

The Bureau of Holiday Affairs Synopsis

Executive Robin Preston has dedicated her life to climbing the corporate ladder, using whatever means necessary. In the shark-infested culture at Frost Enterprises, anything goes, and Robin is a master at the game. On the verge of a major promotion, Robin receives a strange visit from Agent Elizabeth Tolson of the Bureau of Holiday Affairs, who informs Robin that, though Robin may be a lost cause, the Bureau has scheduled her for intervention. Robin will receive three visitors in the two weeks before Christmas, who will escort her on visits to her past, present, and future. Robin will be forced to face not only who she’s become, but the parts of herself she left behind, when she was an art major in college and in love with fellow art student Jill Chen, in whom Robin found a kindred spirit—until Jill broke if off with her. In order for Robin to change her ways, she’ll need to reclaim who she was and open her heart again, to a past she thought she left behind. The Bureau clearly has its work cut out for it, but Agent Tolson relishes a challenge, and she’s put together just the team for Robin’s case. They may have to cut a few corners and go outside a few lines, but Agent Tolson has a perfect salvage record and she’s not about to let that change. The question is, will Robin?

 

More info

Come talk to us about this books and any other lesfic you’ve been reading lately at our Facebook group, The Lesbian Review Book Club. [LINK TO 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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Les Do Books: Lost In The Starlight by Kiki Archer, aka, the cutest celebrity lesfic going

December 2, 2016

Les Do Books

Lost in the Starlight by Kiki Archer, aka, the cutest celebrity lesfic going (Book Club)

In this episode, Tara and Sheena of The Lesbian Review, discuss their book club pick of the month, Lost in the Starlight by Kiki Archer. Listen to find out what it’s about and why they loved it. 

This podcast is chock full of spoilers, so make sure you read Lost in the Starlight before listening.

 

They also announce their next book club pick,

The Bureau of Holiday Affairs by Andi Marquette.

Buy The Bureau of Holiday Affairs on amazon.com | amazon.co.uk | amazon.ca

 

They also spoke about 

After Mrs Hamilton by Clare Ashton

The All I Want Series by Clare Lydon

Requiem For Immortals by Lee Winter

 

More info

Come talk to us about this 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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Les Do Books: 3 Lesbian Historical Fiction Novels We Loved!

October 7, 2016

Les Do Books

3 Historic Novels We Loved

Brooklyn and Tara, reviewers at The Lesbian Review, talk about the historical fiction they’ve been reading lately. Listen to hear about gladiatrixes, mail order brides, and why Brooklyn could never live on a ranch. 

 

In this podcast they discuss:

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to read their next book club pick, Broken Trails by D. Jordan Redhawk, which they will discuss in the episode that airs October 21. 

 

Broken Trails - buy on amazon.com | amazon.co.uk amazon.ca 

 

More info

Come talk to us 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 toTara@TheLesbianReview.com

 

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Les Do Books: Depths Of Blue by Lise MacTague (Book Club)

September 23, 2016

Les Do Books

Depths of Blue, aka the Book with Brooklyn’s Ultimate Crush (Book Club)

Brooklyn and Tara, reviewers at The Lesbian Review, discuss their book club pick of the month, Depths of Blue by Lise MacTague. Listen to find out what it’s about, who is Brooklyn’s favourite lesfic character, and which part was Tara’s favourite. 

 

This podcast is chock full of spoilers, so make sure you read Depths of Blue before listening.

 

They also announce their next book club pick, Broken Trails by D. Jordan Redhawk, which they will discuss in the episode that airs October 21.

 

More info

Come talk to us about this 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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Les Do Books: Stories That are Told Differently

September 9, 2016

Les Do Books

Stories That Are Told Differently

Brooklyn and Tara, reviewers at The Lesbian Review, are joined by fellow reviewer and author Lise MacTague as they talk about books with storytelling techniques that stand out from the pack. Listen to find out which author Brooklyn thinks is a cutie, what story Lise won't let her mother read and which book Tara will be raving about for the next six months. 


In this podcast they discuss:


 

 

 

The Lesbian Review Book Club

 

This months 'must read book club novel is Depths of Blue by Lise MacTague - Get in on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca | and read Sheena's review here

This book will be discussed in the episode that airs September 23.


More info

Come talk to us about these books and any other lesfic you’ve been reading lately at our new 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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Les Do Books: The Red Files by Lee Winter (Book Club)

August 26, 2016

Les Do Books

The Red Files, aka the Book Tara Won’t Stop Talking About

 

Brooklyn and Tara, reviewers at The Lesbian Review, discuss their book club pick of the month, The Red Files by Lee Winter. Listen to find out what it’s about, who their favourite characters were, and which part made Brooklyn fall a little bit in love with the author. 

 

This podcast is full of spoilers, so be sure to read The Red Files before checking it out.

 

They also announce their next book club pick, Depths of Blue by Lise MacTague, which they will discuss in the episode that airs September 23.

More info

Come talk to us about these books and any other lesfic you’ve been reading lately at our new 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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Les Do Books: Ylva’s New Releases & Why Lee Winter Must Be Evil

August 12, 2016

Les Do Books

Why Lee Winter Must Be Evil

 
Tara and Brooklyn are joined this week by Sheena in a special episode featuring three just released novels from Ylva Publishing.
 
 
In this episode we discuss 
 
Please show your support by subscribing and rating this podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or Podbean.
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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 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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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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Les Do Books: The Book Club Begins!

July 1, 2016

Les Do Books 

Backwards To Oregon by Jae (Book Club) 

Brooklyn and Tara, reviewers at The Lesbian Review, talk about the first book club book, Backwards to Oregon by Jae. 

This episode is full of spoilers, so be sure to read Backwards to Oregon before you listen! 

Read Brooklyn and Tara’s joint review for Backwards to Oregon

Buy Backwards to Oregon here: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

They also announce their next book club book, Jane’s World by Paige Braddock, which they will talk about in the episode that airs on July 29. Buy Jane’s World here: Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk |

 

Amazon.ca 

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In honour of Canada Day, Brooklyn and Tara each recommended one Canadian lesfic book:

Betting on Love by Alyssa Linn Palmer (get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk Amazon. ca)

The Space Between by Michelle L. Teichman (get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk Amazon.ca)

More info

You can seethese 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 Do Books: Is That Even Legal In LesFic?

June 17, 2016

Les Do Books 

Is That Even Legal In LesFic? 

 
Les Do Books is a talk show extension of The Lesbian Review. Two of the reviewers Brooklyn and Tara, talk books. 
 
Next episode they will be starting their book club and chatting about Backwards to Oregon by Jae - Get in on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca
...
This week they discuss

- Miss Match by Fiona Riley - Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

- Collide-O-Scope by Andrea Bramhall  - Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

- Barring Complications by Blythe Rippon  - Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

- Nightshade by Brooke Radley  - Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

- The Iron Phoenix by Rebecca Harrell  - Get it on Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

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Les Do Books: The Abomination of Reading Ahead and Brooklyn’s Haunted office

June 3, 2016

Les Do Books

The Abomination Of Reading Ahead and Brooklyn's Haunted Office

This week on Les Do Books, Tara and Brooklyn chat about their new book club where they will read Backwards To Oregon by Jae. You can find it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca | 

The charming duo also talk about what they are currently reading, why Rebecca Swartz novels are awesome, what Tara thinks of the Marianne K Martin book she is currently reading and they finish off the Fletcher Delancey trilogy that you can find on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca | 

 

And then most importantly is the discussion on reading etiquette and whether or not it is okay to read the end before you get there. Plus hear how Brooklyn's office might be haunted. 

 

Enjoy :)  

 

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Les Do Books: The Sci-Fi That Made Brooklyn Fall In Love

May 20, 2016

Les Do Books

The Sci-Fi That Made Brooklyn Fall In Love

 

Brooklyn and Tara, Reviewers at The Lesbian Review have started their very own podcast where they discuss books.

This week Tara reveals Brooklyn's secret crush on a character, they talk about some sci-fi and an Agatha Christie style novel that Tara really loved.

 

Brooklyn also chats about a book she could not stop thinking about when she had finished it.

 

You can contact them on podcast@thelesbiantalkshow.com 
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