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Emily Engberts Plays Miniature War Games - Unusual Hobbies

Emily Engberts Plays Miniature War Games - Unusual Hobbies

August 19, 2019

Emily Engberts Plays Miniature War Games

Unusual Hobbies

Author Emily Engberts joins Sheena today to talk about her hobby of painting and playing miniature war games.

In this episode:

  • What is miniature war gaming
  • Why it’s fun
  • How to get started

 

Books by Emily Engberts

 

A Blooming Spring Love by Emily Engberts

The first flowers each spring bring big changes along with them.

Two women, thinking that they are too different, find that those differences don’t have to be bad…

Dani lost all her dreams in the divorce three years ago, but she’s finally saved up enough to live her own dream this time. So, she moves to the island with her young daughter, Rose, to open a flower shop, ready for a new start in her life.

Her heart is still tender, but when she catches a glimpse of her daughter’s teacher, things start to change.

Kim is the only one of her siblings who still lives on the island. She loves her job as a primary school teacher but with siblings with big careers, she feels like she’s always behind them, never the same. She teaches, takes care of her parents and still feels like she’s not doing enough, like she’s supposed to do more.

That is, until she gets a new pupil in her class whose mother makes her rethink everything she ever presumed about her life, who makes her rethink everything she believed in.

Spring is coming and that means teaching about plants and colours and how things grow. A tour around the town with Kim’s class, trying to spot spring flowers and a couple of little lambs, brings the women closer together. But it’s not until an intimate moment at a dinner party that things start to get intense.

This year, will there be more than just flowers blooming on the island?

 

Get it on Amazon (US, Germany and Canada)

Get it on Amazon UK

 

Second Chance at Christmas

Josie doesn’t want to spend yet another Christmas as the only single adult at the family dinner. So, instead, she books a week long holiday to her favourite island. Ready to spend it doing what she loves doing most, long walks on the beach with her dog and reading novels in front of a fire.What she hasn’t counted on is running into her old summer fling, the one girl she could never forget.Sanne is freshly heartbroken, and instead of having to deal with her parents’ pitying looks over Christmas dinner, she decides to still go on the winter holiday she’d booked, even if it means going on her own.

She can entertain herself well enough, and maybe some fresh air will clear her head of all the darkness from the last months. But when she sees Josie at the cafe, she can’t help how her heart beats faster or how much she wants the other woman to hold her.What starts as a shared meal at a cafe, followed by the first snow of the season, could turn into much more.

They lost their chance of being together when they spent the summers on the island as teens, but can they take it now that they’re adults?

Can they take the chance amid knee-high snow and Christmas decorations?

 

Get it on Amazon (US, Germany and Canada)

Get it on Amazon UK

 

Her Elysium by Emmy Engberts

A chance meeting in the online game Destruction of Elysium changes the lives of a healer and a tank forever.

The digital worlds of MMORPGs are Alex’ only safe space. Online, she’s the great AlexTheDestroyer, leader of one of the biggest raiding guilds in Destruction of Elysium, a max level tank who kicks monster ass and she knows her way around every dungeon. In real life, she’s just Alex, a clumsy girl who’s hyper and too impulsive.

Until she meets a healer who seems to be able to heal more than just her online character. Only, Alex can’t fall for her. The guild desperately needs a new healer, or they’ll lose their top rank.

Can she risk the fate of the guild just to confess to the one girl who really seems to get her?

Fleur is a girly-girl who loves flowers, dresses and being a healer in her favourite MMORPG.

But in this online world, like in real life, she feels like she’s only playing a role, never truly herself.

That is until she meets a tank who seems to match her play style perfectly. She’s curious but also a little wary.

Can she really trust someone she met in a videogame?

When Alex and Fleur meet offline at the yearly guild meeting, everything they ever knew starts to shift…

 

Get it on Amazon (US, Germany and Canada)

Get it on Amazon UK

 

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Helheim Fallen Online, the next generation VRMMORPG will be released on 2042-04-02!

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Willow's life hasn't been easy. She's autistic, living in a community closed off from the rest of the world 'for her own safety', and the only way she gets to interact with anyone is by logging in to the BASE (Bioelectrical Augmented Synapse Enhancement) platform and play videogames.

Her life revolves around playing VRMMORPGs with her close friends and making a little extra money on the side by trading items in the games so that she can buy pizza or new games when they come out.

The game she’s saving up for right now? Helheim Fallen Online, a Norse mythology inspired game, said to be changing the landscape of gaming forever.

Only, there are rumours going around that some people who get the beta invite for the game are going missing. It’s just a rumour, until her best friend Violet wins one of the beta keys and disappears, all traces of her gone, like she was never even there.

Now Willow is fighting against the clock to not only find out where Violet went, but why more people are going missing every day, and the only way to do that is by illegally getting into Helheim Fallen Online, play the game, and expose whoever is making people disappear.

And, above all, make sure she doesn’t get caught in the meantime and disappears herself.

She has ten days to pull it off.

 

Get it on Amazon (US, Germany and Canada)

Get it on Amazon UK

 

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About Emily Engberts

Emmy spends most of her time writing, reading or otherwise being involved with books. When she isn’t doing that, she plays videogames (MMORPG and city builders are her favourites) or enjoys/irritates her cats.

Emmy has a neurodivergent brain and loves everyone. She writes LGBTQIA+ characters who deal with diverse topics but above all who love and are loved in return.

Emily Engberts Online

Website

Instagram @EasilyDistractedMedia

 

About Sheena

Sheena is the founder of both The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel. She has a background in media and an endless curiosity about the world.

 

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Reload And Try Again - An Original Radio Drama

Reload And Try Again - An Original Radio Drama

August 18, 2019

Reload And Try Again

A Radio Drama

 

A slice of married life in this funny mini-radio drama written by Kiki Archer.

Trisha is dreading the visit to her MIFL’s house but her wife Emily tries to smooth it over. What else can she do when they all about to meet her sister’s boyfriend for the first time? Life is never quite what we expect though even for a nightmare mother in law. 

 

Written by Kiki Archer

Direction and sound design by Sheena Lemos Ebersohn

 

Starring

Kiki Archer http://www.kikiarcherbooks.com/

Natalie Miller-Snell https://seizethe-day.com/podcasts

Michelle Binfield https://twitter.com/mabinfield

Paul Steinberg https://twitter.com/Paul_Steinberg

 

 

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Wendy Callahan Does Genealogy Research - Unusual Hobbies

Wendy Callahan Does Genealogy Research - Unusual Hobbies

August 12, 2019

Wendy Callahan Does Genealogy Research

Unusual Hobbies

Author Wendy Callahan joins Sheena today to talk about her hobby of doing genealogy research.

In this episode:

  • What is genealogy?
  • Pedigree charts
  • Separating family myths from reality
  • Why would you do to start figuring out your genealogy?
  • Naming traditions that can make it tricky
  • How Wendy got into genealogy
  • Genetic testing
  • Unveiling family secrets

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About Wendy Callahan

Wendy Callahan writes under the pen name Jea Hawkins. Her novels are contemporary or historical lesbian romance along with some sassy paranormal lesbian romance.

When she isn’t working or writing she is busy geeking out over genealogy, playing video games, D&D and Star Wars.

 

Wendy Callahan Online

Website http://jeahawkins.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/Jea_Hawkins

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wendylcallahan

 

About Sheena

Sheena is the founder of both The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel. She has a background in media and an endless curiosity about the world.

 

Sheena Online

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Finalising The Cover - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Finalising The Cover - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

August 6, 2019

The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Episode 3 Finalising The Cover

In this 3 part series of The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan talks to Sheena about getting great covers done for your books.

Ann McMan is best known for her prize winning novels but she also runs a design company called TreeHouse Studio and has been a professional designer for most of her career.

In this episode:

  • How much is enough? How much is too much?
  • The ransom note method of design and why it’s terrible
  • Cover design for digital vs printed books
  • The two biggest mistakes people make on covers
  • Using a pre-done cover design service
  • How to use your cover to maximum impact in your marketing
  • The Back cover and the spine
  • How much time should you allow for cover design?

 

Find Ann Online

 

Website http://annmcman.com/

 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ann.mcman

 

Twitter https://twitter.com/AnnMcMan

 

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Creating The Brand - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Creating The Brand - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

July 29, 2019

The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Episode 2 Creating The Brand

 

In this 3 part series of The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan talks to Sheena about getting great covers done for your books.

Ann McMan is best known for her prize winning novels but she also runs a design company called TreeHouse Studio and has been a professional designer for most of her career.

 

In this episode:

  • The difference between romance and erotic covers
  • Signifiers for genres
  • Make the font do the heavy lifting
  • A series brand
  • Fonts and why you should use the originals

Find Ann McMan Online

Website http://annmcman.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ann.mcman

Twitter https://twitter.com/AnnMcMan

 

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Book Cover Design Basics - The Great Cover-up with Ann McMan

Book Cover Design Basics - The Great Cover-up with Ann McMan

July 22, 2019

The Great Cover-up with Ann McMan

Episode 1 - Book Cover Design Basics

In this 3 part series of The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan talks to Sheena about getting great covers done for your books.

Ann McMan is best known for her prize winning novels but she also runs a design company called TreeHouse Studio and has been a professional designer for most of her career.

 

In this episode:

  • What to ask when hiring a designer (why everyone should hire Ann)
  • What designers REALLY need from the authors
  • When it's good to get out of their way and let them work
  • How to be sure you're using images and typefaces LEGALLY.

 

Find Ann Online

Website http://annmcman.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ann.mcman

Twitter https://twitter.com/AnnMcMan

 

6 Pieces Of Relationship Advice And How It Relates To Lesbians - Les Talk About It

6 Pieces Of Relationship Advice And How It Relates To Lesbians - Les Talk About It

July 8, 2019

6 Pieces Of Relationship Advice And How It Relates To Lesbians

Les Talk About It Episode: 12 of 12 of the Relationship Season

Join Tamara and Sheena as they talk about popular relationship advice and how it relates to lesbian relationships in this episode of Les Talk About It.

 

In this episode:

  1. Do or say something daily to show your appreciation
  2. Realise that every relationship is worth something
  3. Never take your partner for granted
  4. Remember to take breaks
  5. It’s not what you fight about it’s how you fight
  6. Stop trying to be each other’s everything

 

 

This is the article we are referencing https://greatist.com/play/best-relationship-advice#1

 

 

Les Talk About It Series: Relationships

Relationships are important for humans. We need them to survive, never mind thrive. In this series we delve into relationships and break down some statistics and realities because, let’s face it, most us just muddle through and don’t necessarily have the skillset to rally make a relationship work.

 

About The Hosts

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.) 

 

You can find all of the Les Talk About It episodes here 

 

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Listeners Ask About Relationships - Les Talk About It

Listeners Ask About Relationships - Les Talk About It

July 1, 2019

Listeners Ask About Relationships

Les Talk About It Episode: 11 of 12 of the Relationship Season

Join Tamara and Sheena as they talk answer listener questions and comments in this episode of Les Talk About It.

In this episode:

  • How do you find balance and not lose yourself?
  • Money management tips
  • Your house, my house or our house?

 

Les Talk About It Series: Relationships

Relationships are important for humans. We need them to survive, never mind thrive. In this series we delve into relationships and break down some statistics and realities because, let’s face it, most us just muddle through and don’t necessarily have the skillset to rally make a relationship work.

 

About The Hosts

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.) 

 

You can find all of the Les Talk About It episodes here 

 

Contact Sheena And Tamara 

Email

Website

Facebook group

Facebook page

Tamara’s Podcaster Profile

Sheena’s Podcaster Profile

 

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How To Keep Your Relationship Safe From Family - Les Talk About It

How To Keep Your Relationship Safe From Family - Les Talk About It

June 10, 2019

How To Keep Your Relationship Safe From Family

Les Talk About It Episode: 10 of 12 of the Relationship Season

Join Tamara and Sheena as they talk about How To Keep Your Relationships Safe From Your Family in this episode of Les Talk About It.

In this episode:

  • Signs that your family is interfering in your relationship
    • Putting unrealistic demands on your time an attention
    • You feel responsible for your relatives emotional wellbeing
    • Keeping secrets from your family
    • Relying on your parents for money
    • Relying on your family too much
    • When your parents expect you to check in with them about everything
    • Violating your privacy
    • Being competitive
    • Indulging your poor decisions
    • Your parents overshare personal details about their own lives
  • How to handle the problem

 

Les Talk About It Series: Relationships

Relationships are important for humans. We need them to survive, never mind thrive. In this series we delve into relationships and break down some statistics and realities because, let’s face it, most us just muddle through and don’t necessarily have the skillset to rally make a relationship work.

 

 

About The Hosts

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.) 

 

You can find all of the Les Talk About It episodes here 

 

Contact Sheena And Tamara 

Email

Website

Facebook group

Facebook page

Tamara’s Podcaster Profile

Sheena’s Podcaster Profile

 

If you love what we do, consider becoming a Patron - you get exclusive content and you help us grow

 

How To Find Your Soulmate - Les Talk About It

How To Find Your Soulmate - Les Talk About It

June 3, 2019

How To Find Your Soulmate

Les Talk About It Episode: 9 of 12 of the Relationship Season

Join Tamara and Sheena as they talk about How To Find Your Soulmate in this episode of Les Talk About It.

In this episode:

  • The problem with dating sites
  • What a study showed about compatibility in partners
  • The mathematical formula to help you find that elusive person to settle down with

 

Stay tuned for the bloopers at the end!

 

Study referenced here

 

Book we referenced

The Mathematics of Love by Hannah Fry

Available In Audiobook Yes, narrated by Hannah Fry

Synopsis

In this must-have for anyone who wants to better understand their love life, a mathematician pulls back the curtain and reveals the hidden patterns-from dating sites to divorce, sex to marriage-behind the rituals of love. .

The roller coaster of romance is hard to quantify; defining how lovers might feel from a set of simple equations is impossible. But that doesn't mean that mathematics isn't a crucial tool for understanding love. .

Love, like most things in life, is full of patterns. And mathematics is ultimately the study of patterns-from predicting the weather to the fluctuations of the stock market, the movement of planets or the growth of cities. These patterns twist and turn and warp and evolve just as the rituals of love do. .

In The Mathematics of Love, Dr. Hannah Fry takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the patterns that define our love lives, applying mathematical formulas to the most common yet complex questions pertaining to love: What's the chance of finding love? What's the probability that it will last? How do online dating algorithms work, exactly? Can game theory help us decide who to approach in a bar? At what point in your dating life should you settle down?

From evaluating the best strategies for online dating to defining the nebulous concept of beauty, Dr. Fry proves-with great insight, wit, and fun-that math is a surprisingly useful tool to negotiate the complicated, often baffling, sometimes infuriating, always interesting, mysteries of love.

 

Get this audiobook on Amazon (US, Germany and Canada) here https://amzn.to/2YZV4xQ

 

Get this audiobook Amazon UK here https://amzn.to/2KcgHqI

 

 

Les Talk About It Series: Relationships

Relationships are important for humans. We need them to survive, never mind thrive. In this series we delve into relationships and break down some statistics and realities because, let’s face it, most us just muddle through and don’t necessarily have the skillset to rally make a relationship work.

 

If you love what we do, consider becoming a Patron - you get exclusive content and you help us grow

 

About The Hosts

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.) 

 

You can find all of the Les Talk About It episodes here 

 

Contact Sheena And Tamara 

Email

Website

Facebook group

Facebook page

Tamara’s Podcaster Profile

Sheena’s Podcaster Profile

 

 

JS Fields Recommends 5 Lesbian Sci Fi Books - TLR Podcast

JS Fields Recommends 5 Lesbian Sci Fi Books - TLR Podcast

May 31, 2019

JS Fields Recommends 5 Lesbian Sci Fi Books

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by author JS Fields today to talk about their 5 Lesbian Sci Fi Books recommendations.

They also talk about:

  • Lesbians On Boats
  • Killer Mermaids
  • Wood Science

 

The Wrong Stars by Tim Pratt

Publisher Angry Robot

Synopsis

Finalist for the 2018 Philip K. Dick Award

A ragtag crew of humans and posthumans discover alien technology that could change the fate of humanity… or awaken an ancient evil and destroy all life in the galaxy.

The shady crew of the White Raven run freight and salvage at the fringes of our solar system. They discover the wreck of a centuries-old exploration vessel floating light years away from its intended destination and revive its sole occupant, who wakes with news of First Alien Contact. When the crew break it to her that humanity has alien allies already, she reveals that these are very different extra-terrestrials… and the gifts they bestowed on her could kill all humanity, or take it out to the most distant stars.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2Q50bJX

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Get This Book On Amazon UK -> https://amzn.to/2VAwrL3 

 

The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Publisher Hodder & Stoughton

Narrator Patricia Rodriguez

Synopsis

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!*

Short-listed for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction. 

The beloved debut novel that will restore your faith in humanity.

When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The ship, which has seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy and distance from her troubled past. 

But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptilian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic but more or less peaceful - exactly what Rosemary wants. 

Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years...if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful. 

But Rosemary isn't the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed. 

*Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2HhgH6N

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Get This Book On Amazon UK -> https://amzn.to/2Jk7VYg

 

Safety Protocols For Human Holidays by Angel Martinez

Publisher Mischief Corner Book

Synopsis

Part of the "A Holiday to Remember 2017 Series"

As a security officer on an interspecies ship, Growlan Raskli's experienced in heading off species-specific aberrant behaviors in order to keep the peace. But when her captain asks her to find out what's bothering their sole human crew member, Raskli's out of her depths. She hardly knows anything about humans and she's not a psych doctor.

Something's definitely upset Human Jen, something to do with human holidays. The more time Raskli spends studying humans and interacting with the intriguing Human Jen, the more personal the assignment becomes. Determined to lift the dark cloud from Human Jen, Raskli will do whatever it takes—within safe parameters, of course.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2HjUTHZ

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Get This Book On Amazon UK -> https://amzn.to/2VXBDrS

 

Santa Olivia by Jaqueline Carey

Publisher Grand Central Publishing

Narrator Susan Ericksen

Synopsis

Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a U.S. military base inside a demilitarized buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. A fugitive "Wolf-Man" who had a love affair with a local woman, Loup's father was one of a group of men genetically manipulated and used by the U.S. government as a weapon. The "Wolf-Men" were engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina, and a total lack of fear, and Loup, named for and sharing her father's wolf-like qualities, is marked as an outsider.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2HiAhQ9

(this link works for Amazon Germany, US, and Canada plus if you use it we get a small commission and it costs you nothing extra)

 

Get This Book On Amazon UK ->  https://amzn.to/2LEXekV

 

Into the Drowning deep by Mira Grant

Publisher Orbit

Narrator Christine Lakin

Synopsis

New York Times best-selling author Mira Grant, author of the renowned Newsflesh series, returns with a novel that takes us to a new world of ancient mysteries and mythological dangers come to life.

The ocean is home to many myths,

But some are deadly....

Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a tragedy.

Now a new crew has been assembled. But this time they're not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life's work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart, this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.

Whatever the truth may be, it will be found only below the waves.

But the secrets of the deep come with a price.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2VEBUk0

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Get This Book On Amazon UK -> https://amzn.to/2LF4zko 

 

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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 JS Fields

J.S. Fields is a scientist who has perhaps spent too much time around organic solvents. They enjoy roller derby, woodturning, making chainmail by hand, and cultivating fungi in the backs of minivans. Nonbinary, and yes, it matters.

Fields has lived in Thailand, Ireland, Canada, USA, and spent extensive time in many more places. Their current research takes them to the Peruvian Amazon rainforest each summer, where they traumatizes students with machetes and tangarana ants while looking for rare pigmenting fungi. They live with their partner and child, and a very fabulous lionhead rabbit named Merlin.

 

JS Fields Online

Website https://jsfieldsbooks.com

Twitter

JS Fields keeps a record of f/f SFF titles here https://jsfieldsbooks.com/book-lists-f-f-sff-titles/

 

About Sheena

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

 

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The 3 Stages Of  Relationships - Les Talk About It

The 3 Stages Of Relationships - Les Talk About It

May 27, 2019

The 3 Stages Of  Relationships

Les Talk About It Episode: 8 of 12 of the Relationship Season

Join Tamara and Sheena as they talk about The 3 Stages Of  Relationships in this episode of Les Talk About It.

In this episode:

  • What are the 3 stages
  • Which is the most difficult stage
  • Why you argue a lot during one stage
  • How to get through and keep the relationship intact

 

If you love what we do, become a Patron

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Les Talk About It Series: Relationships

Relationships are important for humans. We need them to survive, never mind thrive. In this series we delve into relationships and break down some statistics and realities because, let’s face it, most us just muddle through and don’t necessarily have the skillset to rally make a relationship work.

About The Hosts

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.) 

 

You can find all of the Les Talk About It episodes here 

 

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Teaching Children To Have Good Relationships - Les Talk About It

Teaching Children To Have Good Relationships - Les Talk About It

May 20, 2019

Teaching Children To Have Good Relationships

Les Talk About It Episode: 7 of 12 of the Relationship Season

Join Tamara and Sheena as they talk about Teaching Children To Have Good Relationships in this episode of Les Talk About It.

In this episode:

  1. Define and Model a good relationship
  2. Explain what an unhealthy relationship is
  3. Teach them to communicate
  4. Teach them to love and know themselves
  5. Defining boundaries
  6. Making them aware of digital abuse
  7. Asking for help

 

Les Talk About It Series: Relationships

Relationships are important for humans. We need them to survive, never mind thrive. In this series we delve into relationships and break down some statistics and realities because, let’s face it, most us just muddle through and don’t necessarily have the skillset to rally make a relationship work.

 

About The Hosts

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.) 

 

You can find all of the Les Talk About It episodes here 

 

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Vanda Talks About Her Historical Fiction Series - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Vanda Talks About Her Historical Fiction Series - The Lesbian Review Podcast

May 17, 2019

Vanda Talks About Her Historical Fiction Series

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Vanda today to talk about her historical fiction series.

In this episode:

  • How Vanda turned Juliana into a play
  • The research she needed to do to get the facts right
  • What she learned that shocked her
  • What she wants to do now with her books

 

Juliana by Vanda

Synopsis

She went looking for fame, and found her true self, instead.

New York City, 1941. Alice “Al” Huffman and her childhood friends are fresh off the potato farms of Long Island and bound for Broadway. Al’s plans for stage success are abruptly put on hold when she’s told she has no talent. As she gets a job to pay for acting classes, Al settles into a normal life with her friends and a boyfriend. It all changes when she meets Juliana.

A singer on the brink of stardom, Juliana is everything Al isn’t: glamorous, talented, and queer. The farm girl is quickly enthralled, experiencing thoughts and feelings she never realized were possible. Al finds herself slipping between two worlds: the gay underground and the “normal” world of her childhood friends. It’s a balancing act she can handle until the two worlds begin to collide

In a city bursting with change, can Alice find what she was looking for all along?

 

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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.

 

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Gender Roles In Relationships - Les Talk About It

Gender Roles In Relationships - Les Talk About It

May 13, 2019

Gender Roles In Relationships

Les Talk About It Episode: 6 of 12 of the Relationship Season

In this episode of Les Talk About It, join Tamara and Sheena as they talk about Gender Roles In Relationships.

In this episode:

  • Gender roles in homosexual couples vs heterosexual couples
  • Why communication is vital
  • A uniquely Swedish thing
  • Why some homosexual couples will revert to traditional gender roles once they have kids
  • How trans couples divide chores
  • Survey of gender roles in heterosexual couples in 1975 vs 2000

This is the article I was referencing

Les Talk About It Series: Relationships

Relationships are important for humans. We need them to survive, never mind thrive. In this series we delve into relationships and break down some statistics and realities because, let’s face it, most us just muddle through and don’t necessarily have the skillset to rally make a relationship work.

 

About The Hosts

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.) 

 

You can find all of the Les Talk About It episodes here 

 

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How To Improve Your EQ - Les Talk About It

How To Improve Your EQ - Les Talk About It

May 6, 2019

How To Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

Les Talk About It Episode: 5 of 12 of the Relationship Season

Join Tamara and Sheena as they talk about How To Improve Your Emotional Intelligence in this episode of Les Talk About It.

The 6 areas that help you improve your emotional intelligence and how to:

  1. Reduce negative emotions
  2. Stay cool and manage stress
  3. Be assertive and express difficult emotions
  4. Stay proactive, not reactive in the face of a difficult person
  5. Bounce back from adversity
  6. Express intimate emotions in close personal relationships

 

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Find the first episode of EQ here

 

Les Talk About It Series: Relationships

Relationships are important for humans. We need them to survive, never mind thrive. In this series we delve into relationships and break down some statistics and realities because, let’s face it, most us just muddle through and don’t necessarily have the skillset to rally make a relationship work.

About The Hosts

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.) 

 

You can find all of the Les Talk About It episodes here 

 

Contact Sheena And Tamara 

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Sheena’s Podcaster Profile

 

 

Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett Recommend 4 Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett Recommend 4 Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

May 3, 2019

Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett Recommend 4 Books

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by two authors known for their comedy as Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett Recommend 4 Books.

In this episode:

  • Layce Gardner recommends three books she loved
  • Saxon Bennett recommends one book she loved
  • The duo talk about writing dramady and yanking the rug out from readers
  • Their new release Second Chances and the robot character

 

Survived by her longtime companion by Chris Paynter

Publisher Companion Publications

Audiobook available No

Synopsis

Hired to work on a biography of the late film star, Daphne DeMonet, Bailey Hampton arrives to conduct an interview with Eleanor Burnett, Daphne's "longtime companion." To Bailey's dismay, she learns Eleanor has set up a co-interview with Bailey's ex-partner, Chelsea Parker.

Estranged for eleven months, the two women hide their painful memories and strain to be civil to one another. Eleanor startles them by insisting that they take turns reading aloud from Eleanor's diaries of her life with Daphne DeMonet. Only after the diaries are read in her presence will Eleanor proceed with a full interview.

Once Eleanor discovers that Bailey and Chelsea are ex-partners, the diary readings take on a new meaning for her. Can they learn from the mistakes she and Daphne made as young lovers? Will that knowledge bring Bailey and Chelsea together again? Or is it too late to mend their broken relationship?

 

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Love Bites by Lila Bruce

Publisher Indie Author

Audiobook available No

Synopsis

The last person Ashley Baldwin expected to see when she walked into Ridgeview Animal Clinic was the gorgeous ex-love-of-her-life, Peyton Maxwell. Their break-up in college had been an explosive one, and now, some twelve years later, Ashley was still picking up the pieces of her broken heart.

Peyton Maxwell knew better than anyone that life rarely turned out the way you planned. After spending more than a decade away from her hometown, she’d finally decided to move back in order to raise her young daughter closer to family. She was just beginning to settle into her new job when Ashley walked into an exam room at the vet clinic and back into her life. Peyton thought she’d put that part of her life firmly in the past, but one look at her former lover and it all comes rushing back. 

Ashley has waited a long time for answers, but walks away from their encounter with only questions. Could it really hurt to pursue a friendly, platonic relationship as Peyton suggests? Or will Ashley find herself rekindling a flame that never really died?

 

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Just Married? by Natasha West

Publisher Indie Author

Audiobook available No

Synopsis

When uptight British bookshop owner Emily Bartlett goes to Las Vegas to get over a humiliating breakup, she’s expecting to make a few mistakes. But when she meets Ruby Knight, a pessimistic American C-list TV actress with designs on a movie career, she makes a whopper. The pair get so incredibly drunk together that they end up getting accidently married.

In the cold light of day, both women are shocked to find themselves wedded to a virtual stranger. But maybe it’s not such a big mistake? Could Ruby’s marriage to Emily help boost her profile and get her the biggest role of her life, earning Emily a big payday in the process? Only if they can make it seem like they’re really in love. And only if they can navigate the treacherous LA movie scene without tripping themselves up and giving the game away. Or worse, getting carried away with their fake relationship…

But what if they do let themselves feel something? Could they fall in love? Or are they Just Married?

 

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This Is Devin Jones by Kristen Conrad

Publisher Peckham Press

Audiobook available No

Synopsis

What if your new favorite action movie and your new favorite romantic comedy were merged into one page turning thriller? This is Devin Jones. 

Beverly Hills Police Detective Devin Jones has a problem – No, it’s not the dead body that turned up on the lawn of a washed up drunk Hollywood legend, and it’s not even the fact that she’s been having an affair with one of the biggest actresses in the world who’s flown back into the closet to marry her male co-star. It’s that Devin has been set up on a blind date to the glamorous Hollywood Screen Awards - and not only is her date a dud, but when Devin comes back from a bathroom break during the show, the theater is eerily empty and someone has taken 25 of the world’s biggest movie and TV stars hostage. Including her ex girlfriend. This just got personal. Suddenly Hollywood’s biggest night becomes Hollywood’s biggest nightmare. Alone and unarmed, Devin Jones has to get them out. Or die trying.

With its edge-of-the-seat action, sexy and romantic love story, and laugh out loud humor, This is Devin Jones is about to become your favorite page turner of the year. Written by a successful Hollywood film and TV scribe who also had a humor column in a national LGBT mag - This is Devin Jones brings the movie experience to the reading experience. 

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Second Chances by Saxon Bennet and Layce Gardner

Publisher Indie Authors

Audiobook available No

Synopsis

Kathleen Patterson’s life came to an abrupt halt five years ago when her wife was killed in a plane crash. Since her wife’s death, she hasn’t left the house and lives the life of a recluse. Her groceries are delivered, she cuts her own hair, and all her shopping is done online. The only person she talks to is her mother.

Janet Miller has had more than her fair share of bad relationships. Unable to put her heart in the line of fire anymore, she moves in with her aging mother and swears off love. Sad and lonely, she eats dinner in front of the TV, and buries herself in her work.

Both women have given up on love. There is nothing that can change their minds.

Until…One day a robot appears on Kathleen’s doorstep. Robbie the robot has been programmed to be a home health aide for the reclusive Kathleen. Janet is the technician who is called to Kathleen’s house each time Robbie blows a circuit. What neither woman knows is that Robbie has a secret mission—to give them both a second chance at love.

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Layce Gardner Online

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Saxon Bennett Online

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Emotional Intelligence The Key To Happiness - Les Talk About It

Emotional Intelligence The Key To Happiness - Les Talk About It

April 29, 2019

Emotional Intelligence The Key To Happiness

Les Talk About It Episode: 4 of 12 of the Relationship Season

Join Tamara and Sheena as they talk about Emotional Intelligence The Key To Happiness in this episode of Les Talk About It.

In this episode:

  • Where Emotional Intelligence started
  • What is Emotional Intelligence
  • What does Emotional Intelligence allow us to do
  • The skills that come with high EQ
  • How to tell is someone has high EQ

 

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Les Talk About It Series: Relationships

Relationships are important for humans. We need them to survive, never mind thrive. In this series we delve into relationships and break down some statistics and realities because, let’s face it, most us just muddle through and don’t necessarily have the skillset to rally make a relationship work.

 

About The Hosts

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.) 

 

You can find all of the Les Talk About It episodes here 

 

Contact Sheena And Tamara 

Email

Website

Facebook group

Facebook page

Tamara’s Podcaster Profile

Sheena’s Podcaster Profile

 

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