TLT (The Lesbian Talkshow)
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.

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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

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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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KD Williamson Talks Fix-it Fanfic

KD Williamson Talks Fix-it Fanfic

June 21, 2019

KD Williamson Talks Fix-it Fanfic

Les Do Books with Tara and guest KD Williamson

In this episode, author KD Williamson is back to talk about fix-it fics—AKA, fan fiction that rights the wrongs that happened in the original show/game/movie/etc, whether it’s queerbaiting, burying gays, or more.   

Check out KD’s recommendations:

Once Upon a Time

The 100

Warehouse 13

Mass Effect

Supergirl

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Wendy Hudson Shares 5 Lesfic Recommendations

Wendy Hudson Shares 5 Lesfic Recommendations

June 7, 2019

Wendy Hudson Shares 5 Lesfic Recommendations

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Wendy Hudson

Wendy Hudson, author of three lesbian romantic suspense novels, joins Tara in this episode to share some of her very favourite lesfic books. She had a hard time narrowing her list down, so these are the best of the best!  

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Angie Williams’s Lesfic Journey - Les Do Books

Angie Williams’s Lesfic Journey - Les Do Books

May 24, 2019

Angie Williams’s Lesfic Journey

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Angie Williams

In this episode, Tara is joined by avid reader Angie Williams—some of you may also know her as Meghan O’Brien’s awesome wife. Angie shares her journey with discovering lesbian fiction, which includes the first lesbian book she ever read, how she met her wife first as a fan, what it’s like to be married to an author, and the books she’s excited to read soon.

Check out the books Angie talks about:

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Jax Meyer’s Lesfic Journey, Including 4 F/F Romance Recommendations

Jax Meyer’s Lesfic Journey, Including 4 F/F Romance Recommendations

May 10, 2019

Jax Meyer’s Lesfic Journey, Including 4 F/F Romance Recommendations

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Jax Meyer

Lesfic author Jax Meyer joins Tara in this episode to share how she first discovered lesbian fiction, how that led to her becoming an author, and four lesbian romances that she recommends.

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6 Books That Defy Classification with Jeannie Levig

6 Books That Defy Classification with Jeannie Levig

April 26, 2019

6 Books That Defy Classification with Jeannie Levig

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Jeannie Levig

Jeannie Levig, awesome author and fellow reviewer at The Lesbian Review, joins Tara in this episode to talk about books that don’t neatly fall within anyone genre, and therefore are best called general fiction or literary fiction.

Jeannie’s picks:

Tara’s picks:

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Dana Piccoli Talks Lesfic

Dana Piccoli Talks Lesfic

April 12, 2019

Dana Piccoli Talks Lesfic

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Dana Piccoli

Author, pop culture critic, and Managing Editor of the Bella Books blog, Dana Piccoli, joins Tara to talk about all things lesbian fiction. She shares how she discovered it, what it meant to her, what it means to be writing lesfic now, and what has her excited about where the genre is headed.  

Check out the books Dana mentions here:

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Annette Mori’s Lesbian Fiction Journey

Annette Mori’s Lesbian Fiction Journey

March 29, 2019

Annette Mori's Lesbian Fiction Journey

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Annette Mori

Lesfic author Annette Mori joins Tara to talk about how she discovered lesbian fiction, what it meant to her, the kinds of books she reaches for, her thoughts on where the genre is going, and more.  

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Blast From the Past: Melissa Brayden Talks Lesbian Romance

Blast From the Past: Melissa Brayden Talks Lesbian Romance

March 15, 2019

Blast From the Past: Melissa Brayden Talks Lesbian Romance

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Melissa Brayden

In this episode from the archives, Tara talks to author Melissa Brayden. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about the first lesfic book Melissa ever read, a historical that isn’t to be missed, a whole series, and her favourite lesfic ever.  

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Catherine Maiorisi’s Lesbian Fiction Journey

Catherine Maiorisi’s Lesbian Fiction Journey

March 1, 2019

Catherine Maiorisi's Lesbian Fiction Journey

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Catherine Maiorisi

In this episode, Tara’s joined by lesfic romance and mystery author Catherine Maiorisi. She shares how she discovered lesbian fiction, how she rediscovered it more recently, how she became an author, and what she loves to read these days.

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