TLT (The Lesbian Talkshow)
What’s Your Series with A.L. Brooks

What’s Your Series with A.L. Brooks

March 27, 2020

What’s Your Series with A.L. Brooks

Les Do Books with Tara and guest A.L. Brooks

This week, Tara’s joined by A.L. Brooks (Never Too Late for Heroes), a self-confessed “bit of a geek” who has created a Grand Classification for Romance Series (GCRS). Is your favourite series a pure, shared universe (which sub-divides further into closely and loosely shared universes) or an evolving universe series? Get comfortable — unless you’re stuck in your lesbian cave, in which case come on and join us — and find out! 

Angela’s Recommendations (as sanctioned by the GCRS):

Tara’s Recommendations (unsanctioned by the GCRS)

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5 Character Driven F/F Books Charley Clarke Recommends

5 Character Driven F/F Books Charley Clarke Recommends

March 13, 2020

5 Character Driven F/F Books Charley Clarke Recommends

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Charley Clarke

This week, Tara’s joined by Charley Clarke (debut novel Always a Love Song) who has brought her favorite character driven romances to talk about.

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Everything is Not As it Seems with Cass Sellars

Everything is Not As it Seems with Cass Sellars

February 28, 2020

Everything is Not As it Seems with Cass Sellars

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Cass Sellars

You can’t tell a reader just by looking at them. They could be anyone, anywhere. Authors are the same. And they come from all walks of life, too. Some have been lawyers and doctors before they wrote lesfic, and this week she’s talking to Cass Sellars, who, before writing her own books, investigated criminal, corporate and financial fraud. What inspired the change? Listen and find out.

Among other things, Tara and Cass talk about the books where we find ourselves between the pages, the pairings that surprise authors that readers latch onto, and their hopes for the future.

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Frustration and Fan Fiction with Lola Keeley

Frustration and Fan Fiction with Lola Keeley

February 14, 2020

Frustration and Fan Fiction with Lola Keeley

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Lola Keeley

This week, Lola Keeley (Music in the Mirror, Slammed) joins Tara to share her journey with f/f fiction. Listen to hear how frustration at not seeing herself in the media she loved drove Lola to write fanfic, how Lee Winter was the fairy godmother who helped her transition to original fiction, and her musings on the bigger and brighter future awaiting lesfic. It’s a great conversation. Come along for the ride.

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Cracking the Case with Ann Aptaker

Cracking the Case with Ann Aptaker

January 31, 2020

Cracking the Case with Ann Aptaker

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Ann Aptaker

This week is a little different. The game is afoot, and Tara’s guide through the dark alleys and crime scenes is author Ann Aptaker (Flesh and Gold). Writing about lesbians is a radical, political act, but it’s an act we primarily associate with romance. Ann makes the compelling pitch that different genres present different opportunities to see ourselves in and explore issues specific to us. Writing about crime, just like writing about love, through a lesbian lens is a way of staking claim in a world that often sees lesbians as illegitimate. And at the very least, Ann promises a world of adventure to any who answers the alluring siren’s song of crime fiction.

Ann’s Recommendations:

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Answering the Big Questions with S.W. Andersen

Answering the Big Questions with S.W. Andersen

January 17, 2020

Answering the Big Questions with S.W. Andersen

Les Do Books with Tara and guest S.W. Anderson

This week, Tara sits down with author S.W. Andersen to ask some of the eternal questions, the questions that keep us up at night, the questions whose answers define not just a person, but perhaps a generation. Questions like….”How big is your to-read list? Really?” And, “But seriously, who is the real ice queen in this book?” The answers, dear listeners, will shock you. 

S.W.’s Recommendations:

Tara’s Recommendations:

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The Hot Ones with Renee Dahlia

The Hot Ones with Renee Dahlia

January 3, 2020

The Hot Ones with Renee Dahlia

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Renee Dahlia

No, they’re not starting the year off with a hot wings challenge, but they sure are bringing the heat. In this week’s episode, Tara welcomes author Renee Dahlia (Liability) on to talk lesbian fiction. The hotter, the better. But don’t worry, Renee’s tastes are anything but one note. After all, what’s spice without some sweet? 

Renee’s Recommendations:

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From Here to There with Rachel Ford

From Here to There with Rachel Ford

December 20, 2019

From Here to There with Rachel Ford

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Rachel Ford

In this episode, Tara talks to author Rachel Ford (Crimson Yuletide), whose love of lesbian fiction is all over the place in the best possible way, spanning many genres, tropes and styles. She comes to us from her latest trek with some exciting recommendations to get you excited about your reading journey.  

Rachel’s Recommendations:

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Kate Gavin’s Lesfic Journey - Les Do Books

Kate Gavin’s Lesfic Journey - Les Do Books

December 6, 2019

Kate Gavin’s Lesfic Journey

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Kate Gavin

In this episode, Tara’s joined by author Kate Gavin, who stepped into the lesfic ring this year with her debut novel Full of Promise. She shares how she found lesfic, how she started writing it, and see what she thinks about current representations of bisexuality in media. Welcome, Kate!

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From Fluff to Faith with Ann McMan - Les Do Books

From Fluff to Faith with Ann McMan - Les Do Books

November 22, 2019

From Fluff to Faith with Ann McMan

Les Do Books with Tara

Author Ann McMan (Galileo, Beowulf for Cretins) doesn’t like blowing up the relationships of her characters, she prefers to blow up their lives, the political and social realities that surround them. It’s in that wreckage where she finds the meaning she’s looking for. While this week’s episode starts off talking about fluffy romances, it quickly goes to other places. 

Tara and Ann discuss the following books by Ann:

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4 Second Chance Romances with Fiona Riley

4 Second Chance Romances with Fiona Riley

November 8, 2019

4 Second Chance Romances with Fiona Riley

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Fiona Riley

In this episode, Tara’s joined by author Fiona Riley and they talk all about second chance romances. They share why they love them, some books they recommend, and Fiona discusses her own second chance romance, Not Since You.

Check out Fiona’s recommendations:

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Get other second chance romances

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Why Lynn Ames Thinks The Beebo Brinker Chronicles Are Essential Reading 

Why Lynn Ames Thinks The Beebo Brinker Chronicles Are Essential Reading 

October 25, 2019

Why Lynn Ames Thinks The Beebo Brinker Chronicles Are Essential Reading 

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Lynn Ames

In this episode, author Lynn Ames joins Tara to talk about the groundbreaking Beebo Brinker Chronicles by Ann Bannon. They explore what actually made it groundbreaking, why they endure, and why everyone should read them.

Buy the Beebo Brinker Omnibus, to get all 5 books at once. 

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Erin Dutton’s Lesfic Journey, Including the Rise of E-Books - Les Do Books

Erin Dutton’s Lesfic Journey, Including the Rise of E-Books - Les Do Books

October 11, 2019

Erin Dutton’s Lesfic Journey, Including the Rise of E-Books

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Erin Dutton

This week, Tara and author Erin Dutton (Wavering Convictions) talk cause and effect. What’s it like to finally find ‘your shelf’? How does a breakup turn into a book of your own? More broadly, how has technology changed lesbian fiction? Along the way they rummage through their favourite tropes and Tara tries (and fails) to not fangirl out. Enjoy!

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The End of the World with Anna Burke - Les Do Books

The End of the World with Anna Burke - Les Do Books

September 27, 2019

The End of the World with Anna Burke 

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Anna Burke

This week, Tara is joined by author Anna Burke (Compass Rose, Thorn). Anna shares her journey with lesbian fiction and their conversation takes us on a tour through the end of the world, food truck romances, the perfect grilled cheese sandwich and even lesbians in space. It’s a wild ride, but through it all the constant for Anna is the importance of books and how they can lead to a kinder world. Enjoy!

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6 Cheating Books to Get You Thinking - Les Do Books

6 Cheating Books to Get You Thinking - Les Do Books

September 13, 2019

6 Cheating Books to Get You Thinking

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Jeannie Levig

For many readers, cheating in romance isn’t just a hot button subject but a full-stop, do-not-pass-go deal-breaker. Today, Tara and Jeannie dive into the deep end with their recommendations and their thoughts on this difficult subject.

Check out Jeannie’s Recommendations

Check out Tara’s Recommendations

Check out the Honourable Mentions

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E. J. Noyes Shares Her Unusual Lesfic Journey - Les Do Books

E. J. Noyes Shares Her Unusual Lesfic Journey - Les Do Books

August 30, 2019

E. J. Noyes Shares Her Unusual Lesfic Journey 

Les Do Books with Tara and guest E. J. Noyes

In this episode, author E. J. Noyes shares her unconventional journey to discovering lesbian fiction, how she came to write it, and what she likes to read now.

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KJ Talks Georgia Beers, Melissa Brayden, and Clare Ashton

KJ Talks Georgia Beers, Melissa Brayden, and Clare Ashton

August 16, 2019

KJ Talks Georgia Beers, Melissa Brayden, and Clare Ashton 

Les Do Books with Tara and guest KJ

What do Georgia Beers, Melissa Brayden, and Clare Ashton have in common? They’re KJ’s favourite authors! Listen to hear why she loves their books and which book by each author is her fav.

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6 Fluffy F/F Romances that Anna & Tara Recommend

6 Fluffy F/F Romances that Anna & Tara Recommend

August 2, 2019

6 Fluffy F/F Romances that Anna & Tara Recommend

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Anna

In this episode Tara’s joined by her amazing and talented co-reviewer from The Lesbian Review, Anna. They talk about why they love lesbian romances that are angst-free and share some of their favourites. 

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Ann Bannon Talks About Beebo Brinker and the Lesbian Pulps of the 1950s and 60s 

Ann Bannon Talks About Beebo Brinker and the Lesbian Pulps of the 1950s and 60s 

July 19, 2019

Ann Bannon Talks About Beebo Brinker and the Lesbian Pulps of the 1950s and 60s 

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Ann Bannon

In this episode, Tara’s joined by Ann Bannon, author of the legendary lesbian pulp Beebo Brinker series. Ann talks about how she first discovered lesbian books, how she got her start writing pulps in the 1950s and 60s, why they resonated and sold so strongly, and the enduring, lifesaving legacy they’ve had.

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5 First-Person Stories with Kris Bryant & Tara

5 First-Person Stories with Kris Bryant & Tara

July 5, 2019

5 First-Person Stories with Kris Bryant & Tara

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Tara

In this episode Kris Bryant, author of 11 lesbian romances, joins Tara to talk about something near and dear to her heart: first-person narratives! She talks about why she loves reading and writing them, and then they share some of their favourites.

Check out Kris & Tara’s recommendations:

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