Les Do Books: Poppy Jenkins (Book Club)

September 15, 2017

Les Do Books 

Poppy Jenkins 

Tara is joined in this episode by her Sheena, founder and Queen of All Things at The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show channel, to talk about Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton. Listen to find out why they adore it, which character makes Tara’s blood boil, and so much more. 

This podcast has spoilers, so be sure to read the book before you check it out.  

 

From the back of the book: 

Two old friends, one hot summer, a whole load of confusion. 

Poppy Jenkins makes everyone smile. She’s the heart of Wells, a beautiful village in mid-Wales, leaving light and laughter in her wake. She has a doting family, an errant dog and a little sister with a nose for mischief. But she’s the only gay in the village and it’s a long time since she kissed a girl: the chance of romance in sleepy Wells is rarer than a barking sheep. 

If she doesn’t think too hard, life is cosy, until a smart sports car barrels into town with the last woman Poppy wants to see behind the wheel. Beautiful Rosalyn Thorn was once Poppy’s high school BFF even though she was trouble. Then one day she abandoned Wells and Poppy without explanation. Now the highflier is back and bound to cause fresh havoc in the village and with Poppy’s heart; folk are not happy. 

Wells needs to wake up to the 21st century and Rosalyn can help, but old prejudices die hard. If they can be friends it could be the chance to make everyone’s happy ever after. Couldn’t it? 

 

Tara also announces the next book club pick: 

And Playing the Role of Herself by KE Lane 

 

More info 

Come talk to Tara 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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Les Do Books: KG MacGregor’s Recent Lesfic Reads

September 1, 2017

KG MacGregor’s Recent Lesfic Reads 

In this episode, KG MacGregor joins Tara to talk about the lesfic that she’s been reading recently. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about what KG’s been reading in between writing books. 

Learn more about KG MacGregor 

Check out the books discussed here: 

Taken In by Erica Abbott 

CJ St. Clair left Savannah for Colorado years ago and never looked back. But a summons from a most unexpected source compels her to return to Georgia in the midst of a crisis. A murder accusation threatens to tear her family apart―unless CJ can unravel a case the police believe has already been solved. 

Her partner Alex has a struggle of her own, dealing with a tragedy from her past that might derail her career. As they cope with murder both recent and long ago, CJ and Alex discover how much claim the past has on their future. 

 

Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

 

Little Lies by Lila Bruce 

Getting shot was the last thing Lia Broderick expected to happen when she stopped by the bank on her way to work – that and having the gorgeous woman from the coffee shop down the street be the one to rescue her… 

FBI Special Agent Dylan McKenzie is a woman with a mission – locate Steven Horton, the witness who could single-handedly bring down the Giametta Crime Family. With Horton hiding from both the mob and the FBI, Dylan and her team are assigned the task of keeping tabs on Horton’s ex-wife after mounting evidence leads them to believe he will run to her. Keeping Lia Broderick under surveillance should have been just another day on the job for Dylan. But, when Lia becomes the victim in a bank robbery gone terribly wrong, Dylan has no choice but to break cover in order to step in and save her. 

Despite her best efforts to maintain a professional distance from the attractive accountant, Dylan finds herself being reeled deeper and deeper into Lia’s life. As the investigation heats up—both under the covers and out—it becomes clear that Lia is the key to finding the evidence that the mob is willing to kill to get their hands on. When Dylan is betrayed by a rogue agent, she suddenly finds herself on the run with Lia, uncertain who she can trust. And as the mob closes in, Dylan realizes that the greatest risk is the one she’s taking with her heart. 

 

Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

 

Take Only Pictures by Laina Villeneuve 

Kristine Owens is back in the saddle to deal with unfinished business from her last summer guiding horseback tours in California’s High Sierras. A dalliance with an attractive blonde biologist would be a dangerous distraction. She must stay focused on the path that leads to her independence. 

A summer assignment in Mammoth Lakes becomes even more attractive when Gloria Fisher crosses paths with Kristine. Playful wit, tight jeans, cowgirl boots—the sparks are real. But can they burn brighter than her lifelong career goals? 

 

Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

 

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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Les Do Books: Embracing The Dawn by Jeannie Levig (Book Club)

August 18, 2017

Embracing the Dawn by Jeannie Levig 

Tara is joined in this episode by her fellow reviewer at The Lesbian Review, Amy Herman-Pall, to talk about Embracing the Dawn by Jeannie Levig. Listen to find out who their favourite character is, why it has one of the best opening scenes going, and what book they hope Jeannie Levig will write some day. 

This podcast has spoilers, so be sure to read the book before you check it out. 

 

From the back of the book: 

Does love have a chance when no one knows she wants it? 

Jinx Tanner is an ex-con trying to piece together a life on the outside and heal her relationship with her half-sister who hasn’t spoken to her in over twenty-five years. Romantic love is nowhere on her radar. E. J. Bastien is a business executive with her life and heart under control. She has a successful career, a woman in her bed whenever she wants one, and a healthy relationship with her grown children—as long as they don’t find out she’s gay. She has no desire for romantic entanglements. 

When these two women awaken after a one-night stand to find their lives inextricably entwined, love has its work cut out for it. 

 

Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

Read Amy’s review here 

 

Tara also announces the next book club pick: 

Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton 

Synopsis 

Two old friends, one hot summer, a whole load of confusion. 

Poppy Jenkins makes everyone smile. She’s the heart of Wells, a beautiful village in mid-Wales, leaving light and laughter in her wake. She has a doting family, an errant dog and a little sister with a nose for mischief. But she’s the only gay in the village and it’s a long time since she kissed a girl: the chance of romance in sleepy Wells is rarer than a barking sheep. 

If she doesn’t think too hard, life is cosy, until a smart sports car barrels into town with the last woman Poppy wants to see behind the wheel. Beautiful Rosalyn Thorn was once Poppy’s high school BFF even though she was trouble. Then one day she abandoned Wells and Poppy without explanation. Now the highflier is back and bound to cause fresh havoc in the village and with Poppy’s heart; folk are not happy. 

Wells needs to wake up to the 21st century and Rosalyn can help, but old prejudices die hard. If they can be friends it could be the chance to make everyone’s happy ever after. Couldn’t it? 

 

Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

Read Sheena’s review here 

 

More info

Come talk to Tara 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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The Lesbian Review Podcast: 3 Lee Winter Books

August 11, 2017

3 Lee Winter Books 

by Sheena and Tara Scott 

In this episode of The Lesbian Review Podcast we look at Lee Winter's three published novels and two short stories that acompany two of her novels. 

 

Find all of our reviews for Lee Winter novels here 

 

Lee Winter’s books and her upcoming short story, in order of publication: 

  1. The Red Files 
  2. Requiem For Immortals 
  3. Flash Bang (short) 
  4. Shattered 
  5. Love Is Not Nothing (short) 

 

In this podcast we explore: 

  • What made Requiem For Immortals different from her other works 
  • What common themes Lee Winter uses in her books 
  • What she does extraordinarily well 

And we include quotes from the books and examples. 

Note: This podcast does have some spoilers so please read the books before listening. 

 

You can find the podcasts we spoke about here: 

 

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Les Do Books: The Sublime And Spirited Voyage Of Original Sin (Book Club)

July 21, 2017

The Sublime And Spirited Voyage Of Original Sin 

Book Club 

Tara is joined in this episode by her sidekick and fellow reviewer at The Lesbian Review, Brooklyn Goodrich. They talk pretty excitedly about The Sublime And Spirited Voyage Of Original Sin By Colette Moody. Check it out to see why they loved it and what hobby Brooklyn picked up as a result of reading it. 

This podcast has spoilers, so be sure to read the book before you check it out. 

 

 

From the back of the book: 

The Gulf of Mexico, 1702: When pirates of the square-rigger Original Sin steal ashore to abduct a doctor to tend to their wounded, they end up settling for the doctor’s attractive fiancée—Celia Pierce, the town seamstress. 

Together with Gayle Malvern, daughter of wounded pirate captain “Madman” Malvern, Celia becomes a reluctant participant in an unexpectedly thrilling journey through the Caribbean. For Gayle, Celia’s presence is at first a welcome and shapely distraction, but as her attraction to the seamstress deepens, she realizes that Celia comes to mean more to her than is almost cerntainly prudent. As Celia and Gayle navigate the perilous territories of gypsies, prostitutes, mercenaries, and slave-traders, they forge a partnership born of necessity that Gayle soon hopes will veer away from insurmountable danger—and instead detour directly to her bed. 

 

Tara also announces the next book club pick, Embracing the Dawn by Jeannie Levig. 

 

More info 

Come talk to Tara 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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Les Do Books: Ann McMan Talks 3 Must-Read Books

July 7, 2017

Les Do Books 

Ann McMan’s Favourite Lesbian Books 

In this episode, Ann McMan tells Tara all about her three favourite lesbian books. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about these books and why Ann loves them. And if you can believe it, Tara even managed not to fangirl too much. 

Check out the books discussed here: 

Other Women by Lisa Alther Get It On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca  

 

Slow River by Nicola Griffith Get It On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

Solitaire by Kelley Eskridge Get It On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca  

 

 

Ash by Malinda Lo Get It On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca  

 

 

Learn more about Ann McMan

 

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

 

Book Blurbs

Other Women

Caroline is a giver—as an ER nurse, as devoted lover to her partner, Diane, as a divorced mother of two boys, and as the daughter of world-class do-gooders—but can she accept help from others and still be herself? 

When trauma cases in the ER leave Caroline emotionally paralyzed and her relationship with her partner, Diane, breaks down, she knows its time to take a look at her life and do something she’d never imagined: go to therapy. Her therapist, Hannah, knows a thing or two about sacrifice and pain. A former war bride, Hannah may live a seemingly cozy domestic life with her beloved husband and two grown children, but she can’t forget her own harrowing past. As she and Caroline work together, each comes to understand and admire the resilient woman sitting before her. 

A poignant look at the human need for acceptance, Other Women is a thoughtful novel about how a life examined is worth living. 

 

Slow River 

Nicola Griffith, winner of the Tiptree Award and the Lambda Award for her widely acclaimed first novel Ammonite, now turns her attention closer to the present in Slow River, the dark and intensely involving story of a young woman's struggle for survival and independence on the gritty underside of a near-future Europe. 

She wakes in an alley to the splash of rain. She is naked, a foot-long gash in her back was still bleeding, and her identity implant is gone. Lore Van de Oest was the daughter of one of the world's most powerful families...and now she is nobody. 

Then out of the rain walks Spanner, an expert data pirate who takes her in, cares for her wounds, and gives her the freedom to reinvent herself again and again. No one can find Lore if she doesn't want to be found: not the police, not her family, and not the kidnappers who left her in that alley to die. She has escaped...but she pays for her newfound freedom. 

Lore has a choice: She can stay in the shadows, stay with Spanner...and risk losing herself forever. Or she can leave Spanner and find herself again by becoming someone else: stealing the identity implant of a dead woman, taking over her life, and inventing her future. 

But to start again, Lore requires Spanner's talents--Spanner, who needs her and hates her, and who always has a price. And even as Lore agrees to play Spanner's games one final time, she finds that there is still the price of being a Van de Oest to be paid. Only by confronting her past, her family, and her own demons can Lore meld together who she once was, who she had become, and the person she wants to be... 

In Slow River, Nicola Griffith skillfully takes us deep into the mind and heart of her complex protagonist, where the past must be reconciled with the present if the future is ever to offer solid ground. Slow River poses a question we all hope never to need to answer: Who are you when you have nothing left?  

Solitaire 

Jackal Segura is a Hope: born to responsibility and privilege as a symbol of a fledgling world government. Soon she'll become part of the global administration, sponsored by the huge corporation that houses, feeds, employs, and protects her and everyone she loves. Then, just as she discovers that everything she knows is a lie, she becomes a pariah, a murderer: a person with no community and no future. Grief-stricken and alone, she is put into an experimental program designed to inflict the experience of years of solitary confinement in a few short months: virtual confinement in a sealed cell within her own mind. Afterward, branded and despised, she returns to a world she no longer knows. Struggling to make her way, she has a chance to rediscover her life, her love, and her soul—in a strange place of shattered hopes and new beginnings called Solitaire. 

Ash 

In the wake of her father's death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted. 

The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King's Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash's capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love. 

Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief. 

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Les Do Books: Hoosier Daddy by Ann McMan and Salem West (Book Club)

June 23, 2017

Les Do Books

Hoosier Daddy by Ann McMan And Salem West (Book Club)

Tara is joined in this episode by author and fellow reviewer at The Lesbian Review, Laney Webber. They both fangirl a LOT about Tara’s favourite book ever, Hoosier Daddy by Ann McMan and Salem West. Check it out to see why they loved Hoosier Daddy and what follow-up short story they hope the authors will someday write. 

This podcast has spoilers, so be sure to read the book before you check it out.  

 

Buy Hoosier Daddy on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

Read Tara’s review at The Lesbian Review 

 

From the back of the book 

Jill Fryman (Friday to her friends) is a Line Supervisor at a truck manufacturing plant in a small southern Indiana town—and life on the assembly line is almost as predictable as her love life. When it comes to matters of the heart, Friday always seems to be making the wrong choices. 

Things go from bad to worse when El, a sultry labor organizer from the UAW, sweeps into town to unionize the plant right after it’s been bought out by a Japanese firm. Sparks fly on and off the line as Jill and El fight their growing attraction for each other against a backdrop of monster trucks, fried catfish dinners, Pork Day USA, and a bar called Hoosier Daddy. 

 

Tara also announces the next book club pick, The Sublime and Spirited Voyage of Original Sin by Colette Moody.

 

Buy The Sublime and Spirited Voyage of Original Sin on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

More info 

Come talk to Tara 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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Les Do Books: Kallmaker Talks Gateway Lesfic

June 2, 2017

Les Do Books 

Karin Kallmaker Talks Gateway Lesfic 

In this episode, Karin Kallmaker joins Tara to talk about books that are gateways to authors, eras, or genres. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about why Karin thinks everyone should check out these books. 

Check out the books discussed here: 

 

A Grave Talent by Laurie R. King - Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

Stoner Mctavish by Sarah Dreher - Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

The Swashbuckler by Lee Lynch - Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

On Strike Against God by Joanna Russ - Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

The Persistent Desire by Joan Nestle - Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

Learn more about Karin Kallmaker

 

 

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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Les Do Books: Just Like That by Karin Kallmaker (book club)

May 19, 2017

Les Do Books 

Just Like That (Book Club)

Sheena, founder and supercool Empress of The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show channel, joins Tara to talk about a fabulous, wonderful, amazing book, Just Like That by Karin Kallmaker. Check it out to hear why Tara thinks it’s one of the best adaptations of Pride and Prejudice ever, who Sheena’s favourite character is, and what makes for a full or half sex scene. 

This podcast has spoilers, so be sure to read the book before you check it out.   

Buy Just Like That on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

Read Sheena’s review at The Lesbian Review 

From the back of the book: 

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. 

Tara also announces the next book club pick, Hoosier Daddy by Ann McMan and Salem West. 

Buy Hoosier Daddy on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

Read Tara’s review at The Lesbian Review 

 

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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Les Do Books: Rachel Spangler Talks Lesbian Fiction

May 5, 2017

Les Do Books 

Rachel Spangler Talks Lesbian Fiction 

In this episode, Tara is joined by author Rachel Spangler. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about what books she loves, including one that’s sold more than a million copies. 

Check out the books discussed here: 

Spring Fire by Vin Packer  - Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon. co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

 

Too Close to Touch by Georgia Beers   - Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon. co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

Liberators of Willow Run by Marianne K Martin   - Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon. co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

Learn more about Rachel Spangler 

 

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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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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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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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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Les Do Books: Salem West Talks Jewish Lesbian Fiction

March 10, 2017

Les Do Books

Salem West Talks Jewish Lesbian Fiction

Listen as Tara talks to author, reviewer and Bywater Books publisher Salem West. Salem comes prepared with her reader hat on and shares about three books by Jewish lesbian authors that are not to be missed. 

Check out the books discussed here: 

 

Learn more about Salem West

 

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

 

Beyond the Pale

Set in Russia and New York during the early twentieth century, Beyond the Pale follows the lives of two women born in a Russian-Jewish settlement who immigrate to New York’s Lower East Side. Gutke Gurvich is a midwife who travels to America with her partner, a woman passing as a man. Their story crosses with that of Chava Meyer, a girl who was attended by Gutke at her birth and was later orphaned during the Kishinev pogrom of 1903. Chava immigrates with the family of her cousin Rose, and the two girls begin working at fourteen as they live through the oppression and tragedies of their time. They grow to become lovers, which leads them to search for a community they can truly call their own.

 

Touching on the hallmarks of the Progressive Era—the Women’s Trade Union League, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911, anarchist and socialist movements, women’s suffrage, anti-Semitism—Dykewomon’s Beyond the Pale is a richly detailed and moving story, offering a glimpse into a world that is often overlooked.

get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

The Escape Artist

Sofia, a nice Jewish girl from Poland, is lured away from home by Tutsik Goldenberg, a wealthy traveling businessman who claims to be a lonely Argentine diamond merchant in search of a wife. Upon arriving in Buenos Aires, Tutsik dumps Sofia at his sister’s brothel.

Hankus, also a nice Jewish girl from Poland, is passing as a man. Having escaped the pogroms of Poland that killed her family, she lives her life as a handsome and mysterious magician and escape artist.

When Tutsik spots the talented juggler and acrobat Hankus he envisions success as his manager, seeing Hankus as the means to get out from under his sister’s thumb.

Sofia and Hankus fall in love and their attempts to walk the tightrope of love, freedom, and independence are quickly put to the test.

Sex, deception, magic, and love are the main ingredients of this tour de force novel by Lambda Literary Award winner Judith Katz. In The Escape Artist, Katz reveals that all human interactions consist of love and hate, deception and candor, altruism and self-interest. This is as true in our lives today as it was in an immigrant community at the turn of the last century.

get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

I Came Out for This

There’s only one place Joanna Kane can tell it like it is. Her journal:

I hate Terri Rubin, the woman I’m in love with. She called and told me she’s dating a woman named Sonya. I hate this Sonya and I hate Terri and I hate myself because I was never like this in my life. Do you know what it’s like to come out when you’re in your forties, having menopausal symptoms, for God’s sake, and then fall madly in love with someone? All of a sudden you’re in adolescencefor the first time. You don’t even recognize yourself. My whole adult life I was this cool, collected writer, strutting around in jeans and leather jacket, advising friends and siblings about their relationships, being a devoted daughter and a responsible professional person and a good citizen, and then one day I woke up and realized I was gay, and then this sassy woman walked into my life and I fell in love at first sight, after spending my life thinking that never really happened and only watching West Side Story because of the gangs. And now I’ve become the kind of person I used to make fun of, who becomes hysterical because her beloved tells her she’s dating some woman named Sonya who has an apothecary store in Bethesda, Maryland.

I’m sick of being in this endless rut, I’m sick of Cleveland, and I’m thinking of moving to Washington, DC to be with Terri Rubin who I hate.

 

get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

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The Lesbian Review Podcast: 10 Best Thawing The Ice Queen Novels

March 3, 2017

The Lesbian Review Podcast

10 Best Thawing The Ice Queen Novels

In this podcast Sheena once again has Tara on as a guest and this time they are talking about the 10 Best Thawing The Ice Queen Novels. 

Note: Sheena categorizes it as Thawing The Ice Queen/Taming The Beast because sometimes characters are cold and sometimes characters are just wild but either way when you add just the right woman to the mix they become much more lovable. Because really, all you need is love. 

Sheena’s Picks

 

 

Tricky Wisdom by Camryn Eyde

 

 

Get This Book On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

Ambereye by Gill McKnight 

 

Get This Book On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

 

Requiem For Immortals by Lee Winter 

 

Get This Book On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

The Song In My Heart by Tracey Richardson

 

Get This Book On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

Courting The Countess by Jenny Frame

 

Get This Book On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

 

Tara’s Picks

 

First Position by Melissa Brayden

 

Get This Book On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

 

 

The Red Files by Lee Winter 

Get This Book On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

Behind The Green Curtain by Riley LaShea

 

Get This Book On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

Blurred Lines by KD Williamson

 

Get This Book On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

Close to Home by Rachel Spangler

 

Get This Book On Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

If you enjoyed this podcast then be sure to check out The Lesbian Review website where you can find even more reviews from Sheena and Tara as well as a large selection of Top 10 lists

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Les Do Books: Wild by Meghan O’Brien (Book Club)

February 24, 2017

Les Do Books

Wild by Meghan O'Brien

Tara talks excitedly with Lise MacTague, author and fellow reviewer at The Lesbian Review, about the book club pick of the month, Wild by Meghan O’Brien. Listen to find out what it’s about, what they loved about it, and what character they hope gets her own book in the future. 

This podcast is seriously full of spoilers, so make sure you read Wild before listening. 

 

From the back of the book: 

The only thing that frightens shapeshifter Selene Rhodes more than the full moon is the idea of falling in love.

Selene Rhodes has lived her whole life with a terrible secret: not only can she take the form of any animal at will, but once a month the full moon transforms her into a fierce wolf-creature without a human conscience. Managing her condition means living by a strict routine, and more importantly, abstaining from intimate relationships with human beings. Selene is convinced that love and friendship can only bring her pain.

Forensic pathologist Eve Thomas is well-acquainted with the pain of romantic love. Swearing off relationships after having her heart broken by a cheating ex, Eve throws herself into her work: catching murderers. When Selene comes to her aid after an attack by a masked man in Golden Gate Park, Eve is shocked by how powerfully she is drawn to her mysterious savior.

Shaken by her own feelings for Eve, Selene is even more terrified to realize she isn’t even close to being the scariest monster stalking San Francisco. There is someone out in the city who is killing for pleasure, and his next target is the one woman he thinks might be able to stop him: Eve.

 

Tara also announces the next book club pick, Blurred Lines by KD Williamson.

 

 

More info 

Come talk to Tara, Lise 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 

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Les Do Books: G Benson Talks Lesfic

February 10, 2017

Les Do Books

G Benson Talks Lesfic

Listen as Tara talks to author G Benson. Authors are readers too, so Tara asks Gabby about the lesfic she’s read and loved! 

Check out the books discussed here: 

 

Learn more about G Benson

 

Note: We appologise for the sound quality. It was a long distance, international connection.

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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The Lesbian Review: 10 Brilliant Audiobooks To Get You Started

February 3, 2017

The Lesbian Review

10 Brilliant Audiobooks To Get You Started

In this episode Sheena brings Tara on to chat about the best audiobooks to get you started. They each put together thier top 5 must-listen audiobooks to give you a great variety to choose from.

 

Start off by signing up to Audioble here

 

Sheena's List

Courting The Countess by Jenny Frame 

 

Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

For A Moment’s Indiscretion by KA Moll 

Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

 

A Pirate’s Heart by Catherine Friend 

 

Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

Holy Hell by Elizabeth Sims 

Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

Taken By Storm by Kim Baldwin

Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

Tara’s List

Just Jorie by Robin Alexander

Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

Jericho by Ann McMan

Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

Finding The Grain by Wynn Malone

Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.ukAmazon.ca

 

Wild by Meghan O’Brien

Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

Too Close To Touch by Georgia Beers

Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

Join the Facebook Book Club here and find all sorts of fun people to chat to who love lesbian fiction as much as you do.

You can also find our reviews and top 10 lists on The Lesbian Review or visit The Lesbian Talk Show and check out our podcaster profiles, show descriptions and show schedules.

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Les Do Books: Kiss The Girl by Melissa Brayden (Book Club)

January 27, 2017

Les Do Books

Kiss The Girl by Melissa Braden (Book Club)

In this episode, Tara and Brooklyn of The Lesbian Review, discuss their book club pick of the month, Kiss the Girl by Melissa Brayden. Listen to find out what it’s about, what they loved about it, and which character they both had a crush on.

This podcast is seriously full of spoilers, so make sure you read Kiss the Girl before listening.

Buy Kiss the Girl on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

Read Tara’s review at The Lesbian Review

They also announce their next book club pick, Wild by Meghan O’Brien.

Buy Wild on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

Read Tara’s review at The Lesbian Review

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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Les Do Books: Nell Stark talks Lesfic

January 13, 2017

Les Do Books

Nell Stark talks Lesfic

Listen as Tara talks to author Nell Stark (aka Katie Lynch). Authors are readers too, so Tara asks Nell about the lesfic she’s read and loved, including the first and second she ever read and her favourite! 

Check out the books discussed here: 

 

Curious Wine by Katherine V. Forrest - get it on amazon.com | amazon.co.ukamazon.ca 

 

 

Safe Harbor by Radclyffe - get it on amazon.com | amazon.co.uk | amazon.ca 

 

 

When Dreams Tremble by Radclyffe - get it on amazon.com | amazon.co.uk | amazon.ca 

 

 

Learn more about Nell Stark

Website

Facebook

Twitter

 

See our reviews and top 10 lists featuring Nell Stark’s books

See our review of Confucius Jane, published as Katie Lynch

 

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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