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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Heather Rose Jones Online

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Radclyffe Interview: the Ins & Outs of Book Promotion

September 18, 2018

This week on For Love & Money, we're honored to have Radclyffe from Bold Strokes Books as our very special guest!

She discusses:

  • The platforms Bold Strokes uses to sell their work.
  • How Bold Strokes promotes new releases.
  • Diversifying book formats to increase sales.
  • Several upcoming events that Bold Strokes is participating in!

Please check out the following links discussed on the show:

Bold Strokes Books

Radclyffe's Website

Also, we have a special study this week for those of you who live in the United Kingdom! It's to help gather information on women who have sex with women: LGBT Foundation National Survey.

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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.

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

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Roslyn Sinclair (aka Telanu) Shares 5 Devil Wears Prada Fanfic Recommendations

September 14, 2018

Roslyn Sinclair (aka Telanu) Shares 5 Devil Wears Prada Fanfic Recommendations

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, Roslyn Sinclair is back! Not only is the author of fabulous Lily and the Crown (hellooooo, lesbian space pirates!), but she’s Telanu, author of the greatest Devil Wears Prada fanfic of all time, Truth and Measure!

Roslyn joins Tara to talk about what is the Devil Wears Prada, why she started writing fanfic about it, why it endures as a popular fandom, and shares 5 stories that she recommends.

Check out the stories that Roslyn recommends here:

Find Roslyn Sinclair online

More info

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Lullabye (Sting) by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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How Technology Has Changed Lesbian Fiction

September 12, 2018

How Technology Has Changed Lesbian Fiction

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

Sheena is joined by Ruth Sternglantz to talk about how technology changed lesbian fiction. Ruth is an editor of LGBT fiction for Bold Strokes Books, academic focused on medieval England, history of drama, lesbian romance and a lawyer focused on IP, torts and queerlaw.

In this episode we talk about:

  1. How the internet has revolutionised lesbian fiction
  2. Communities of interest
  3. How people talk about stories
  4. On demand
  5. The responsibility that comes with being global
  6. Technology changes have also affected plot points
  7. Why being a professional still matters

 

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About The Lesbian Review

The Lesbian Review is a popular website that features book and movie reviews. We only review things we enjoy so you can be guaranteed to find a great read or watch.

This podcast is a spinoff of the popular website.

About Sheena

The Lesbian Review Podcast is hosted by the founder of both The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel.

If you enjoyed this show you may also love her other show on the channel – Les Talk About It (on Mondays) where she and her wife break down myths about lesbians and discuss general lesbian things.

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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

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  • @WORDNRD68

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How to Overcome Fear by Natalie Miller-Snell

September 6, 2018

HOW TO OVERCOME FEAR

Seize the Day Podcast

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell where we explore how to seize all of the opportunities life presents us on a day by day basis, and the tools we can use to help us succeed.

 

In show four I look at how to overcome fear.  Fear can really cripple us and a lot of people are unable to do things, because of it.  I use this episode to explain how we can turn fear into confidence and action, by breaking it down into the three areas: -

 

  1. What is fear - why do we have fear?
  2. Different types of fear?
  3. How to overcome fear?

 

Seize the Day was inspired by my favourite Latin expression Carpe Diem.  I’m very much a “glass is half full” person and I’ve had some great mentors throughout my life, who have offered me invaluable guidance.  We have so many wonders at our fingertips and sometimes we just need a little help, or someone to remind us.

 

Book recommended in the show - Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers

 

Natalie’s Contact Details

Website:  www.seizethe-day.com

Twitter: @natsnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

 

 

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The Dance by Suzie Carr

September 5, 2018

The Dance by Suzie Carr

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 The Dance by Suzie Carr by the author

Synopsis 

The Dance is a book about love, family and friendship, and learning how to dance with life's constant spin.

Dog trainer Jacky Applebaum is focused on one thing - making up for a grave misunderstanding that damaged her relationship with her 15-year-old stepdaughter, Sophie. They are suffocating under the pressure of hurt and guilt. Old wounds begin to heal between them when a spirited beekeeper named Brooke Hastings contracts Jacky to train her overly-protective dog, Bee. A mutual affinity grows instantly between them, an affinity Jacky won't allow herself to embrace. But, the heart knows what it needs. Meanwhile, Brooke hires Sophie as her assistant in the bee apiary. A trust forms, and soon Sophie begins to feel alive again as she comes face-to-face with the many parallels between her and the honeybees she nurtures.

Just as they learn to open up and dance with life again, a hurtful truth reveals itself. Will this truth set them free, or unravel all they've come to learn about life?

 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/girl_novelist 

 

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Three Simple Steps To Better Branding

September 4, 2018
 
This week, Rae explains why branding is key for establishing yourself as an author!
 
Highlights include a bit of Rae's backstory, writing in defiance of homophobia and the Bury Your Gays trope, coming up with a tagline, and putting work that encapsulates who you are out into the world! 
 
Connect with Rae D. Magdon on TwitterTumblr, & Facebook, or consider supporting her on Patreon.
 
Her books are available on Smashwords and Amazon.
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*CK

September 3, 2018

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*CK

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the New York Times bestseller, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living A Good Life for the least amount of time possible. After all, this is their first book club episode. When the deed is done, they discuss a wide range of topics including the scariest threats to the United States, the best lesbian movies, hot women, and stupid things couples fight about. KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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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

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7 F/F Books with Women Pretending to be Men

August 31, 2018

7 F/F Books with Women Pretending to be Men

Les Do Books

In this episode, Tara is joined by Sheena, founder of The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. They talk about one of Sheena’s favourite themes EVER—women pretending to be men.

You can check out the books mentioned here:

More info

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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.

 

Lullabye (Sting) by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/

 

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Curves Welcome: The Journey to Audiobooks with Audible Narrator Stephanie Murphy

August 30, 2018

The Journey to Audiobooks with Audible Narrator Stephanie Murphy

Today, I've got a special episode of Curves Welcome where I invited Audible Book Narrator, Stephanie Murphy. We talk about motivation, living with purpose, choosing the path of passion, the journey of making an audiobook as an narrator, choices for authors, and the incredible ways audiobooks open up the world to readers.

 

 

Show Links: 

Join my journey on Patreon and get sweet rewards: https://www.patreon.com/suziecarr

Stephanie Murphy's Website: https://www.stephaniemurphyvoice.com/#audiobooks

Sex & Science Hour Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/sexandsciencehour

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SMVoiceDotInfo/

 

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Author And Marketing Guru Anne Hagan Gets Interviewed

August 29, 2018

Author and Marketing Guru Anne Hagan Gets Interviewed

The Lesbian Review Podcast

In this episode Sheena is joined today by author Anne Hagan to talk about newsletter marketing and Anne’s books.

Find out:

  • Why a mailing list is important for all authors
  • Why social media should not replace your mailing list
  • How to offer great value in your emails to readers
  • How often to send a newsletter

 

Relic by Anne Hagan

Book 1 in the Morelville Mysteries

Cases collide for two star-crossed ladies of law enforcement!

Customs Special Agent Dana Rossi was forced to start her life anew after a bad breakup with her former girlfriend and the loss of a job that she loved. These days, she spends life on the road, moving from one case to another until one day when runs run right into the path of Sheriff Mel Crane. The feisty, sexy butch cop is as determined to uncover a counterfeiting ring in her county as Agent Rossi becomes to stop a stalker obsessed with Mel and hot for her company. Dana is under the added pressure of conducting an undercover investigation of her own with a tight deadline: finding and then stopping a ring of smugglers bringing high-end designer knock-offs into the states. 

Could their cases be related? When repeated vicious attacks on Mel and on her home accelerate the danger for her and also their attraction to each other, they become desperate to find the truth and solve the two mysteries. Can they find a way to work together to resolve both cases while coming to terms with their growing feelings for one another? Can Dana move beyond her jilted lover past and find true happiness with a small town Sheriff? 

The debut novel from Anne Hagan, her Mel and Dana characters in Relic are a great addition to the pantheon of lesbian women sleuths like Jane Lawless in the novels of Ellen Hart, the characters of Gerri Hill like Detective Tori Hunter with the hard-boiled edges of the Sara Paretsky private detective, V. I. Warshawski. 

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The Passed Prop by Anne Hagan

Book 1 in the Morelville Cozies

Chloe Rossi wants to retire with her husband and move away from suburban sprawl to bucolic Morelville; the only trouble is, Morelville is experiencing its worst crime wave ever and Marco Rossi wants no part of a move there. What to do?

Faye Crane would like nothing more than to have her good friend Chloe move closer to her and to Chloe’s own daughter. She’s got Chloe convinced it’s a smart move but Marco is a tougher nut to crack. A string of brutal, ritualistic style murders around Halloween with no witnesses and little evidence to work with has Fayes’ Sheriff daughter and her entire department stymied. Marco is second guessing even taking his retirement since Sheriff Mel can’t get a handle on the killings and bring peace and wellbeing back to the tiny village.

Someone has to root out a killer. Can Faye and Chloe nose around and figure out what the police can’t to solve the crimes? If they do, will Marco still waver or will he consent to move? 

This is the first book in a new spin-off series from the Morelville Mysteries series by Anne Hagan. The book stands alone but, if you’re interested in getting all of the Crane and Rossi families back story, you should check out the fifth book in the first series, Viva Mama Rossi!

If Faye and Chloe were 35 years younger, they could give Stephanie Plum and Lula, from the Janet Evanovich series that features them, a run for their money. They aren't quite to the Miss Marple stage from the Agatha Christie novels yet but they do have to work crime solving in, in between caring for their demanding spouses - something the spinster Jane Marple never had to worry about - and around the needs of their overactive bladders. Too much coffee during the day is never a good thing during late evening stakeouts. 

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Inquiring Minds Want To Know

August 27, 2018

Inquiring Minds Want To Know

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

KA and Dana usually plan episodes together. But not this time. In this episode, Dana takes the reins and puts KA on the HOT seat. Topics discussed include KA's books, marriage, boxers, and ice cream. KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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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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Across a Crowded Room by Jane Alden

August 22, 2018

Across a Crowded Room by Jane Alden

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 Across a Crowded Room by Jane Alden

Synopsis 

It’s Christmastime, 1950, in the affluent Manhattan suburb of New Canaan, Connecticut. Bennie Grant is trying to work out an amicable divorce from her controlling, financially successful husband, Will, including shared custody of their eight-year-old daughter. There are several hurdles: Will’s meddling mother, Bennie’s confessed past brief affair with her best friend, Alice, and Will’s strong desire to keep Bennie at any cost.

Bennie’s talent as a stage director and her life-long ambition to direct on Broadway have taken a back seat to her responsibilities as a society wife and mother.  After her separation from Will, she takes a position teaching drama at her alma mater, an exclusive girls’ school in New Canaan.

As if things weren’t complicated enough, one evening at the school, she meets new Board member Laura Clayborn, a beautiful, charismatic woman to whom she feels an instant and irresistible attraction.

While Will and his mother push Bennie for reconciliation and threaten a battle for full custody of her child, Bennie is faced with heart-wrenching conflicts among career, family, and her deepening feelings for Laura.

Bennie meets the famous Broadway director, Eva Le Galliene, and becomes her assistant in a Broadway revival of The Children’s Hour. With Laura’s support and a super-competent woman attorney, Bennie faces the ultimate showdown with Will and his mother, Olivia in divorce court.

 

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Lesbian Moms

August 20, 2018

Lesbian Moms

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

According to Parents Magazine, in the U.S. alone, there are at least 3 million children with lesbian moms. Research says these kids are happy, confident, and exceptionally broadminded. In this episode, KA and Dana discuss topics related to lesbian parenting--with Dana on the hot seat. KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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