Mother Of Souls by Heather Rose Jones

September 19, 2018

Mother Of Souls by Heather Rose Jones

Book Clips 

Welcome to Book Clips, the mini podcast where authors and narrators give you a taste of a book with a short snippet. 

In this episode we hear a reading from Mother Of Souls by Heather Rose Jones by the author

Synopsis 

At last! Return to the enchanted realm of Alpennia for the eagerly awaited sequel to Daughter of Mystery and The Mystic Marriage. 

All her life, Serafina Talarico has searched in vain for a place where she and her mystical talents belong. She never found it in Rome—the city of her birth—where her family’s Ethiopian origins marked them as immigrants. After traveling halfway across Europe to study with Alpennia’s Royal Thaumaturgist, her hopes of finding a home among Margerit Sovitre’s circle of scholars are dashed, for Serafina can perceive, but not evoke, the mystical forces of the Mysteries of the Saints and even Margerit can’t awaken her talents. 

When Serafina takes lodgings with Luzie Valorin, widowed music teacher and aspiring composer, both their lives are changed forever. Luzie’s music holds a power to rival the Mysteries, and Serafina alone has the vision to guide her talents. For sorcery threatens the fate of Alpennia—indeed of all of Europe—locking the mountains in a malevolent storm meant to change the course of history. Alpennia’s mystic protections are under attack and the key to survival may lie in the unlikeliest of places: Luzie’s ambition to write an opera on the life of the medieval philosopher Tanfrit. 

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Episode 26c - Book Appreciation with K. Aten

September 15, 2018

Book Appreciation with K. Aten

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 26c

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured authors (or your host) will talk about one or more favorite books with queer female characters in a historic setting.

In this episode Kelly Aten recommends some favorite queer historical novels:

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

For further information on K. Aten see http://www.katen-author.com or the show notes for the previous episode of the Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast when she was interviewed.

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Episode 26b: Interview with K Aten

September 8, 2018

Interview with K Aten

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 26b

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

In this episode we talk about

  • The setting and characters of The Arrows of Artemis
  • Moving from fanfic to original historical fiction
  • The joys and frustrations of researching ancient Greece

Publications mentioned:

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

Website:

Twitter:

  • @WORDNRD68

Facebook

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Episode 26a - On the Shelf September 2018

September 1, 2018

On the Shelf September 2018

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 26a

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

In this episode we talk about

  • Recent and upcoming publications covered on the blog

    • Lemay, Helen Rodnite “Human Sexuality in Twelfth- through Fifteenth-Century Scientific Writings”
    • Janet Todd and Elizabeth Spearing Counterfeit Ladies: The Life and Death of Mary Frith, The Case of Mary Carleton
    • Charles Whibley A Book of Scoundrels
    • Nathan Field Amends for Ladies (play)
    • Thomas Middleton The Roaring Girl (play)
    • (possibly not until next month) Betty T. Bennett Mary Diana Dods: A Gentleman and a Scholar
  • This month’s essay topic: Mary Frith aka Moll Cutpurse
  • Book Shopping Results!
    • Emma Donoghue Poems Between Women: Four Centuries of Love, Romantic Friendship, and Desire
    • Domna C. Stanton The Defiant Muse: French Feminist Poems from the Middle Ages to the Present
    • Ian McCormick Secret Sexualities: A Sourcebook of 17th and 18th Century Writing
    • Huw Osborne (ed) Queer Wales: The History, Culture, and Politics of Queer Life in Wales
    • Cathryn A. Charnell-White (ed) Beirdd Ceridwen: Blodeugerdd Barddas o Ganu Menywod hyd tua 1800, Ceridwen’s Bards: a Bardic Collection of Women’s Poems to Around 1800,
    • Randolph Trumbach Sex and the Gender Revolution: Heterosexuality and the Third Gender in Enlightenment London
  • New and forthcoming fiction:
  • Announcing this month’s author guest, K. Aten
  • Ask Sappho: Jeannelle M. Ferreira on Twitter asks, “Tell us about the Daughters of Bilitis.”
  • This quarter’s audio short story will be “Peaceweaver” by Jennifer Nestojko. I also announce that the fiction series will be contining in 2019.

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

You can follow the blog on my website (http://alpennia.com/blog) or subscribe to the RSS feed (http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/)

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

A transcript of this episode can be found here

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Episode 25d: Poetry about Love Between Women from the 16th and 17th Centuries

August 25, 2018

Poetry about Love Between Women from the 16th and 17th Centuries

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 25d

This episode takes a poetic tour through expressions of, and reactions to, love between women in 16th and 17th century Europe.

In this episode we talk about

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

You can follow the blog on my website (http://alpennia.com/blog) or subscribe to the RSS feed (http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/)

This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project linked in the above notes.

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Episode 25c - Book Appreciation with Darlene Vendegna

August 18, 2018

Book Appreciation with Darlene Vendegna

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 25c

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured guest will talk about one or more favorite books with queer female characters in a historic setting.

In this episode Darlene Vendegna, voracious reader and energentic booster of lesbian fiction, recommends some favorite queer historical novels:

 More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

No transcript is available for this episode.

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Episode 25b: Interview with Vanda

August 11, 2018

Interview with Vanda

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 25b

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

In this episode we talk about

  • The Juliana series and how it follows queer history across the latter half of the 20th century

Publications mentioned:

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

Website:

Facebook

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

No transcript is available for this episode.

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Episode 25a - On the Shelf August 2018

August 4, 2018

On the Shelf August 2018

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 25a

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

In this episode we talk about

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

You can follow the blog on my website (http://alpennia.com/blog) or subscribe to the RSS feed (http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/)

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

A transcript of this episode can be found here.

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Title: Episode 24d: Women and Same-Sex Marriage in Western History

July 28, 2018

Women and Same-Sex Marriage in Western History

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 24d

A survey of strategies for getting your historical protagonists hitched across the centuries.

In this episode we talk about

  • How the concepts of “women”, “same-sex”, and “marriage” are being defined for the purpose of this discussion
  • Cultures that may have supported marriage between women as an equal option
  • Cases of same-sex marriage enabled by presenting as an opposite sex couple
  • The permeability of the “opposite sex” requirement in actual practice
  • Using the forms and rituals of marriage, even when the legal status was not available

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

You can follow the blog on my website (http://alpennia.com/blog) or subscribe to the RSS feed (http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/)

This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here:

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Episode 24c - Book Appreciation with Justine Saracen

July 21, 2018

Book Appreciation with Justine Saracen

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 24c

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured authors (or your host) will talk about one or more favourite books with queer female characters in a historic setting.

In this episode Justine Saracen recommends some favourite queer historical novels:

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

For further information on Justine Saracen see her Bold Strokes Books web page or the show notes for the previous episode of the Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast when she was interviewed.

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

No transcript is available for this episode.

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Episode 24b: Interview with Justine Saracen

July 14, 2018

Interview with Justine Saracen

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 24b

In this episode we talk about

  • The Berlin Airlift and its historic context
  • Why Justine started writing about World War II
  • Political parallels with current politics
  • The hazards of writing non-romance novels in history
  • How wartime disruption of social roles creates a useful setting for lesbian fiction
  • Justine’s non-WWII novels and the “cross-time” approach to historical fiction
  • Using historical fiction to show repeating human patterns
  • Favorite research sources: location, location, location
  • Justine’s current project: The Sami in Norway in WWII

Books mentioned

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

Website:

Facebook

You can follow the blog on my website (http://alpennia.com/blog) or subscribe to the RSS feed (http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/)

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

No transcript is available for this podcast

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Episode 24a - On the Shelf July 2018

July 7, 2018

On the Shelf July 2018

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 24a

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

In this episode we talk about

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

You can follow the blog on my website (http://alpennia.com/blog) or subscribe to the RSS feed (http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/)

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

A transcript of this episode can be found here. http://alpennia.com/blog/lesbian-historic-motif-podcast-episode-24a-shelf-july-2018

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheLesbianTalkShow

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Episode 23e: Inscribed by V. M. Agab

June 30, 2018

Inscribed by V. M. Agab

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 23e

Every month when there is a fifth show, we’ll be presenting new original lesbian historical fiction.

In this episode we present “Inscribed” by V.M. Agab

  • This is V. M. Agab’s very first professional fiction sale!
  • M. Agab lives in Brooklyn, with her parents and three wonderfully annoying siblings. When she isn’t babysitting, she writes fanfiction to soothe the soul, and occasionally blogs for Women and Words. She is currently working on a novel of the queer persuasion and is getting ready to start graduate school this fall to pursue writing as a career.
  • Our narrator for this episode is Ann Etter. She is an avid reader who finds that narration is the perfect blend of her love of acting with her love for the printed page and she, too, blogs occasionally for Women and Words. Her day job involves numbers and tax forms. She says, she especially enjoyed this story as it hearkened back to her college days studying medieval history. Ann has three children and two grandchildren and loves home improvement projects. She is a native of New Hampshire and has lived in Minnesota for over 25 years.
  • This recording is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License. You may share it in the full original form but you may not sell it, you may not transcribe it, and you may not adapt it.

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

You can follow the blog on my website or subscribe to the RSS feed

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

A text version of the story and transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Episode 23d: The Ladies of Llangollen

June 23, 2018

The Ladies of Llangollen

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 23d

Most people interested in lesbian history know the basic story of Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby, known as the Ladies of Llangollen. I take on their story by presenting it through extended quotations from their own writings, from accounts of people who met them, and from poetry written in their honor.

In this episode we talk about

  • Why it took me so long to get to this topic, and why The Ladies hold a special place in my heart
  • Letters from Sarah Ponsonby’s relatives on the occasion of her elopement
  • Excerpts from Eleanor Butler’s journal
  • “Llangollen Vale” by Anna Seward
  • A sonnet dedicated to Butler and Ponsonby by William Wordsworth
  • Description of visits, from Eleanor Butler’s journal
  • Entries from Anne Lister’s diaries relating to her trip to Wales and her visit with Sarah Ponsonby
  • A newspaper article about Butler and Ponsonby that inspired them to consider a lawsuit
  • Why I consider The Ladies of Llangollen to be lesbian icons

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

You can follow the blog on my website or subscribe to the RSS feed

This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here

Some links to online resources mentioned in this podcast:

Sources for the Texts

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Episode 23c - Book Appreciation with Lise MacTague

June 16, 2018

Book Appreciation with Lise MacTague

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 23c

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured authors (or your host) will talk about one or more favorite books with queer female characters in a historic setting.

In this episode Lise MacTague recommends some favorite queer historical novels:

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

For further information on Lise MacTague see https://lisemactague.com or the show notes for the previous episode of the Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast when she was interviewed.

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

No transcript is available for this episode.

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheLesbianTalkShow

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Episode 23b: Interview with Lise MacTague

June 9, 2018

Interview with Lise MacTague

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 23b

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

In this episode we talk about

  • The world-building of Demon in the Machine
  • The Industrial Revolution and bargains with the devil
  • Why Lise did not become a medieval historian and what sparked her interest in historical settings
  • Steampunk inspirations
  • Researching demons and steam-powered carriages

Publications mentioned:

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

Website:

Twitter:

  • @LiseMacTague

Facebook

Goodreads

Podcast

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

No transcript is available for this episode.

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Heather Rose Jones Shares 5 Books (and Reasons!) that Prove the English Regency is the Perfect Setting for Romances Between Women

June 8, 2018

Heather Rose Jones Shares 5 Books (and Reasons!) that Prove the English Regency is the Perfect Setting for Romances Between Women

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, Tara is joined by Heather Rose Jones, author, reviewer at The Lesbian Review, and host of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project. Heather has 5 reasons why the English Regency is the perfect setting for romances between women, and book recommendations to back them up.

Check out the reasons and books she discussed here:

Learn more about Heather Rose Jones

More info

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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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Episode 23a - On the Shelf June 2018

June 2, 2018

On the Shelf June 2018

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 23a 

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

In this episode we talk about

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

You can follow the blog on my website (http://alpennia.com/blog) or subscribe to the RSS feed (http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/)

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

A transcript of this episode can be found here. http://alpennia.com/blog/lesbian-historic-motif-podcast-episode-23a-shelf-june-2018

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Episode 22d: Queer Women’s Communities and Meeting Places

May 26, 2018

Queer Women’s Communities and Meeting Places

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 22d

An exploration of how and where women met to pursue romantic and sexual relationships with each other.

In this episode we talk about

  • The problem of assuming that male and female homosexual experiences are equivalent in history
  • Fictional and conceptual communities
  • Public meeting places
  • Small personal communities
  • Lesbian sex clubs

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

You can follow the blog on my website (http://alpennia.com/blog) or subscribe to the RSS feed (http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/)

The following podcasts are referenced in this show:

The following publications covered on the blog are mentioned in this show or used as sources:

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

A transcript of this podcast is available here. http://alpennia.com/blog/lesbian-historic-motif-podcast-episode-22d-queer-womens-communities-and-meeting-places

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