Lesbian Historic Motif Project: Mademoiselle de Richelieu

April 29, 2017

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast 

Episode 9 - The Travels and Adventures of Mademoiselle de Richelieu 

This mid-18th century novel tells the story of two women romping through Europe in male disguise, breaking hearts, having narrow escapes, falling in love with each other, and ending up deciding to share the rest of their lives together. The 18th century prose is rather dense, but I’ve tried to pick selections that show why I find it fascinating. 

 

In this episode we talk about 

  • The historic context of the novel 
  • An overall plot summary 
  • Readings of selected excerpts that illustrate the romantic relationship between the two main characters 

More info 

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives here 

The full text of The Travels and Adventures of Mademoiselle de Richelieu is accessible primarily through academic libraries, but is available in electronic facsimile. WorldCat has the following listings for it 

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 me here 

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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 Talk About It: The Haircast

April 24, 2017

Les Talk About It

The Haircast 

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are discussing lesbian hair. They ask the question What are myths around hair and lesbians? 

 

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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Book Clips: Not-So-Straight Sue by Cheyenne Blue

April 22, 2017

Book Clips 

Not So Straight Sue by Cheyenne Blue 

 

Synopsis 

“Sorry, I’m straight.” Those words, accompanied by a smile, were the ones Sue Brent used to turn down women. But the truth was buried so deep that even her best friend, Nora, didn’t know that Sue was queer. Sometimes, Sue even managed to convince herself. The only person in London who’d seen through her façade was Moni, an American tourist. 

When a date with a friend’s brother goes disastrously wrong, Sue has to confront the truth about herself. Leaving London, she returns to Australia to take up the reins in an outback law practice. Back in the country of her birth, she is finally able to accept who she is, including facing Denise, the woman who burned her so badly years ago and set her on the path of pretence. But it’s not until Moni arrives in Queensland to work for the Flying Doctors that Sue is finally able to see a path to happiness. However, as things start to go her way, Denise arrives in Mungabilly Creek, begging a favour that might destroy Sue’s new relationship. 

 

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: Courting The Countess by Jenny Frame (Book Club)

April 21, 2017

Les Do Books 

Courting the Countess by Jenny Frame 

 

Sheena, founder and queen of The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show channel, joins Tara to talk about a mutual favourite book, Courting the Countess by Jenny Frame. Check it out to hear why they both love it so much, what’s so fabulous about Annie Brannigan, and what spinoff book Tara thinks Jenny Frame should write.

 

This podcast has spoilers, so read or listen to the book before you check it out. Or not. Follow your heart.

 

 

 

From the back of the book 

Professor of Archeology Henrietta “Harry” Knight becomes Countess of Axedale upon her father’s death and takes a sabbatical from Cambridge University to begin refurbishing the long-neglected and run-down Axedale Hall. The child of a loveless marriage, witness to her father’s infidelities and her mother’s pain, Harry has no intention of ever falling in love. 

Annie Brannigan is a survivor, remaining positive through hardships. As an agency housekeeper, she moves from post to post with her daughter Riley, taking care of people who have everything she will never have. Annie’s greatest wish is to find her happy ever after. 

Can love restore the countess’s heart and the crumbling Axedale Hall, or will the first foundations of love turn to dust? 

 

Tara also announces the next book club pick, Just Like That by Karin Kallmaker. 

 

 

 

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: Devoted by Alison R Solomon

April 20, 2017

Book Clips 

Devoted by Alison R Solomon 

 

Synopsis 

 

SHE SET OUT TO FIND A KILLER AND ENDED UP FINDING HERSELF 

Ashley Glynn suspects her beloved sister, Lizzie, was poisoned and she's determined to find out who did it. But unraveling the mystery of her sister's death forces her to face the conflict between her religious beliefs and long-suppressed sexual desires. How can she discover the truth about her sister’s death, if she can't face the truth about her own life? 

 

PRAISE FOR ALISON R. SOLOMON'S ALONG CAME THE RAIN: 

"FASCINATING, COMPLEX AND FULL OF SUSPENSE, AN EXCELLENT PSYCHOLOGICAL WHODUNNIT." 

 

"A very unique book that kept me wanting to turn the page... extremely well written and a fascinating story...I really enjoyed the first person perspective told through different eyes. This is a book I will remember. Highly recommended." 

 

" I FOUND MYSELF BINGEING FOR TWO DAYS WITHOUT STOP." 

 

 

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 Talk About It: It’s Weird To Be Attracted To Older Women????

April 17, 2017

Les Talk About It 

It's Weird To Be Attracted To Older Women???

 

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara chat about a reader letter they got from Rae. She says she is attracted to older women and wants to know if it’s weird.

 

MORE INFO (H3)

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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Book Clips: Blurred Lines by KD Williamson Narrated by Ann Etter

April 15, 2017

Book Clips 

Blurred Lines by KD Williamson Narrated by Ann Etter 

 

Synopsis 

Kelli MacCabe is a no nonsense detective with a tough exterior. Only a select few know her as a loyal, loving friend. Committed to her family, her friends, and her job, Kelli puts her needs behind everyone else’s. 

As a surgeon, Nora Whitmore is used to being in control. The hospital is her life and leaves room for little else. Respected by her colleagues, but misunderstood by the residents, Nora takes what she needs and keeps everyone at arm’s length. In the process, she creates unexpected enemies. 

Tragedy brings them together. As chaos grows around them, the lines between them begin to blur. Despite being from different worlds, friendship grows between them, turning quickly to attraction. Will these two strong, independent women find a way to deal with their individual baggage? Or will they be overcome by it? 

 

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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Badass Women Save Themselves: Top 5 Lesbian Couples On TV

April 12, 2017

Badass Women Save Themselves 

Top 5 Lesbian Couples On TV

 

In this episode authors Jove Belle and Blythe Rippon each give thier top 5 lesbian couples on TV culminating in a brilliant list of must-watch lesbians on TV.

 

About Jove And Blythe

Both are published authors and all round badass women in their own right.  Jove is also on the Women And Words podcast where she and Andi do a roundup of the week’s happenings on their website. 

 

You can find more info here

Jove Belle’s website 

 

Blythe Rippon’s on Facebook

 

The Badass Women Save Themselves website

 

The Lesbian Talk Show website

 

 

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Book Clips: Close To Home by Rachel Spangler Narrated by Ann Etter

April 10, 2017

Book Clips 

Close To Home by Rachel Spangler narrated by Ann Etter 

 

Synopsis 

When a CPA is forced to hire help for tax season, she resents the presence of her brash, young intern. The intern only wants to complete the internship so she can chase her dream job in D.C. Will the CPA's past and the intern's future add up to something greater than the sum of their escalating attraction?

 

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: Just Like That by Karin Kallmaker narrated by Ann Etter

April 8, 2017

Book Clips 

Just Like That by Karin Kallmaker 

 

Synopsis 

Karin Kallmaker's lesbian retelling of Pride and Prejudice pits first impressions against last chances in this lush wine country story. 

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. 

 

You can find this novel on Amazon.com | on Amazon.co.uk | on Amazon.ca  

 

 

You can read Sheena's review here 

 

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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Les Do Books: Melissa Brayden Talks Romance

April 7, 2017

Les Do Books

Melissa Brayden Talks Lesbian Romance 

 

Listen as 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.

 

Check out the books discussed here: 

 

Behind the Pine Curtain by Gerri Hill - Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

Letters Never Sent by Sandra Moran - Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

Shaken series by KG MacGregor - Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

And Playing the Role of Herself by K.E. Lane - Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

Learn more about Melissa Brayden 

 

Website 

Facebook 

Twitter 

See our reviews and top 10 lists featuring Melissa Brayden’s books

 

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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Book Clips: Beneath Everything by Suzie Carr

April 6, 2017

Book Clips 

Beneath Everything by Suzie Carr 

 

Synopsis 

Sarah Destin is a highly successful marketing executive who makes great money, lives in a beautiful home, and drives a sweet car with an engine that purrs. She should be thrilled, but somewhere along the line she took a wrong turn and ended up in the dreaded rat race of life. 

When she meets Jolene, a scuba instructor from Bonaire, curiosity stirs deep within. Suddenly, she begins to crave adventure. By getting out of her comfort zone, Sarah soon begins to realize that life begins to bloom beneath the facade of materialism. Purpose and meaning can’t be found on the surface. It can only be found when she digs deep and uncovers things that make her question what’s most important in life. Does Sarah have the courage to embrace her newfound discoveries, even if that means letting go of what brings her comfort in the process? 

 

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 Talk About It: Lesbians Are Scary?

April 3, 2017

Les Talk About It 

Lesbians Are Scary?

 

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are discussing they myth that lesbians are scary. They ask the question is this true, why is there this belief and how can we overcome it?

 

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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Book Clips: Jane’s World by Paige Braddock

April 1, 2017

Book Clips 

Jane’s World: The Case Of The Mail Order Bride by Paige Braddock 

Synopsis 

Jane's PayBuddy account gets hacked and she inadvertently purchases a mail-order bride from Transnistria. Jane doesn't realize she's about to embark on her honeymoon until the bride, Natasha, shows up on her doorstep, with luggage. Jane's roommate, Ethan, can't stop drooling over sexy Natasha. Luckily, after the demise of the local newspaper, Jane has just taken a job at the public library where she has lots of coworkers smarter than she is that she enlists to help her figure a way out of this accidental marriage. Natasha believes if she can get Jane to consummate their marriage that, according to California's new state rulings on same-sex marriage, she'll be a US citizen. But is that all she's really after? Or does true romance begin to bloom between Natasha and Jane? If Jane's part-time girlfriend, Dorothy, has anything to say about it, the answer is no! 

 

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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The Lesbian Review Podcast: 10 Books That Changed My Life

March 31, 2017

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

10 Lesbian Novels That Changed My Life 

 

10 Lesbian Novels That Changed My Life is a podcast that I (Sheena) did with a special guest - Karin Kallmaker.  

 

 

1 Christabel by Karin Kallmaker  

 

 

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

 

 

2 Tomorrow’s Promise by Radclyffe  

 

 

 

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

 

3 Fingersmith by Sarah Waters 

 

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

 

 

4 Shell Game by Benny Lawrence 

 

 

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

 

 

5 Keepers Of The Cave by Gerri Hill 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Karin Kallmaker’s List 

 

1 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 

 

 

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

 

 

7 Sex Variant For Women In Literature by Jeannette H Foster 

 

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

 

 

8 Curious Wine by Katherine V Forrest

 

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

 

 

9 Tell Me What You Like Kate Allen 

 

 

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

 

 

10 Being Emily by Rachel Gold 

 

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

 

 

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Les Talk About It: Lesbians Can’t Get Cancer?

March 27, 2017

Les Talk About It 

Lesbians Can't Get Cancer?

 

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are discussing the miscnception that lesbians can't get cancer. 

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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The Lesbian Historic Motif Project: Medieval Love Poetry

March 25, 2017

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast

Episode 8 - Medieval Love Poetry

This episode looks at examples of courtly love--both in poetry and in prose--expressed between two women, or by two female characters.

 

In this episode we talk about

  • The context and conventions of the “courtly love” genre
  • The problems of relating the sentiments expressed in courtly love literature to everyday lives and experiences
  • Scholarly blind spots when interpreting same-sex expressions of courtly love
  • Love, desire, and friendship between women in the 13th century French story L’Escoufle
  • The 13th century troubariz (female troubador) Bieiris de Romans and the love poem she wrote to a woman named Maria
  • A passionate poem of love and longing written by one anonymous 12th century German woman to another

 

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives here

The full text of Na Maria by Bieris de Romans can be found in:

  • Bogin, Meg. 1976. The Women Troubadours. Paddington Press, Ltd., New York. ISBN 0-8467-0113-8

The full text of the Tegernsee MS poem can be found in:

  • Matter, E. Ann. 1989. “My Sister, My Spouse: Woman-Identified Women in Medieval Christianity” in Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality, eds. Judith Plaskow & Carol P. Christ. Harper & Row, San Francisco.

You may be able to read the relevant pages of these works through Google Books.

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

  • http://alpennia.com/lhmp/lhmp-event-person/l’escoufle
  • http://alpennia.com/lhmp/lhmp-event-person/na-maria-bieiris-de-romans
  • http://alpennia.com/lhmp/lhmp-event-person/tegernsee-ms

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

Or ask me on the Lesbian Talk Show Chat Group on facebook

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Les Do Books: Blurred Lines by KD Williamson (Book Club)

March 24, 2017

Les Do Books 

Blurred Lines by KD Williamson (Book Club) 

Tara is joined in this episode by Amy Herman-Pall, fellow reviewer at The Lesbian Review, to discuss Blurred Lines by KD Williamson. Check it out to hear what it’s about, why they loved the characters so much, and what detail had Tara asking a friend “What the eff???!!” 

This podcast has a whole bunch of spoilers, so make sure you read Blurred Lines before listening (or embrace the spoilage). 

 

Buy Blurred Lines on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

Read Tara’s review at The Lesbian Review  

 

From the back of the book: 

Kelli MacCabe is a no nonsense detective with a tough exterior. Only a select few know her as a loyal, loving friend. Committed to her family, her friends, and her job, Kelli puts her needs behind everyone else’s.  

As a surgeon, Nora Whitmore is used to being in control. The hospital is her life and leaves room for little else. Respected by her colleagues, but misunderstood by the residents, Nora takes what she needs and keeps everyone at arm’s length. In the process, she creates unexpected enemies. 

Tragedy brings them together. As chaos grows around them, the lines between them begin to blur. Despite being from different worlds, friendship grows between them, turning quickly to attraction. Will these two strong, independent women find a way to deal with their individual baggage? Or will they be overcome by it? 

 

Tara also announces the next book club pick, Courting the Countess by Jenny Frame. 

 

Buy Courting the Countess on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

Read Sheena’s review at The Lesbian Review

 

 

More info

Come talk to Tara, Amy 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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/LesReviewBookClub/ 

 

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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Book Clips: Till Darkness Comes by Sandra de Helen

March 23, 2017

Book Clips 

Till Darkness Comes by Sandra de Helen 

Please note: This reading contains some violent and abusive content. While not graphic it is quite clear.

Synopsis

NYT best-selling author Chelsea Cain says about Till Darkness Comes: "I wish I had half the plotting talent that Sandra de Helen has. This is such a terrific and totally satisfying book." When Beth Vogelsang's Uncle Jerry is tortured and murdered Beth's estranged friend Regan is the first cop on the scene. Regan hopes for reconciliation, but they've led different lives. Beth has been abused, beaten, raped, and has experienced a devastating death in the family. She's also fallen in love with her lesbian therapist. Will she reunite with her genderqueer friend? Or will their individual secrets keep them apart. Meanwhile, there's a serial killer on the loose, putting both their lives at risk.

 

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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