Dear listeners…we are entering the holiday zone… - Women and Words

November 18, 2018

Women and Words Overview 10-15 November 2018

Andi and Jove appreciate that Erin Saluta brought up books with military themes in honor of Veterans Day, and they raved about veteran/retired police sergeant Lynette Mae’s work not only as an author but also a candidate for office, and yay to all the women who are going to Congress come January for the new term! They’re also getting ready for the Hootenanny, which means books galore for 12 days. Hope you join them. OH! And there will be a few new bloggers joining Women and Words in the next month or so. WOO HOO!

 

10 Nov.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta provided a few titles about veterans/the military in honor of Veterans Day. Thanks, Erin!

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

11 Nov.: Author Tamsen Parker stopped by to chat a bit about her latest, If I Loved You Less, a modern re-telling of Jane Austen’s Emma. And she did a giveaway!

 

12 Nov.: Author and Woman and Wordster Jessie Chandler brought us some words of wisdom in the wake of the midterm elections and reminds us that words matter, and that it’s important to keep telling our stories.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Jessie Chandler’s website

 

13 Nov.: Women and Wordster and life coach Angela Grace broke down the sea change in Congress in the last elections, and noted that yes, let’s take a breather and think about what all the women had to overcome to get elected. And tomorrow, we start again.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find Angela: livbold AT aol DOT com

 

14 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Val Agab reminds us that this time of year, especially, let’s think about how we can help others, and calls attention to homelessness. Thanks, Val.

 

15 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle also had some thoughts in the wake of the election, and reminded readers that Dirt Road Books has an anthology coming out whose proceeds (all of ’em!) will be going to One Girl charity, which works to provide education for girls in Africa.

 

Handy links:

National Alliance to End Homelessness

How to help those affected by the California fires

 

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Book Appreciation with Heather Rose Jones: Reading Outside Your Comfort Zone - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 28c

November 17, 2018

Book Appreciation with Heather Rose Jones - Reading Outside Your Comfort Zone

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 28c with Heather Rose Jones 

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 Heather Rose Jones recommends some favorite historical novels with queer characters that may challenge your usual reading habits:

Also mentioned:

A transcript of this episode can be found here.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

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Links to Heather Online

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Email: contact@alpennia.com

Twitter: @heatherosejones

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Heather-Rose-Jones-490950014312292/

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Lez Geek Out!: NaNoWriMo

November 16, 2018

Episode 44 

Andi and Lise discuss the annual giant writing event, NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, in which participants hammer out a short novel of 50,000 words over the course of November. They tell you what it is, how it works, what some strategies might be to help you approach your NaNo writing project, offer their own experiences doing it, and remind you not to freak out. 

If you’re a novice writer, NaNo is a great way to see what the professional writing life is like, because it requires you to write every day if you want to hit that 50,000-word mark by the end of the month. It also provides structure and a writing community, which is really valuable because you need critique to help you grow as a writer. 

There other types of writing events, too: 

Academic Writing Month (AcWriMo) 

National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) 

National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) 

And this week, Lise recommends the medical mystery/weirdness podcast Sawbones while Andi implores people to please watch the CW series Legends of Tomorrow.

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Trust Your Intuition by Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

November 15, 2018

Trust Your Intuition

Seize the Day Podcast

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.   In todays show I explore why it is important to trust your intuition.  Had I not relied on my own intuition, Seize the Day Podcast may not have come to be, nor this particular episode.  Our intuition gives us the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning.  In this episode, I talk through: -

 

  • What is Intuition
  • Learning to Trust Intuition
  • How do we Improve our Intuition

 

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.

 

Contact Natalie

Website:  www.seizethe-day.com

Twitter: @natsnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

Instagram: seizetheday_today

 

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Suzie Carr Gets Interviewed - The Lesbian Review podcast

November 14, 2018

Suzie Carr Gets Interviewed

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Suzie Carr today to talk about her novel The Curvy Side Of Life, her work in progress and she recommends 3 Lesbian fiction novels.

 

Suzie’s Novels we chatted about:

The Curvy Side of Life by Suzie Carr

Narrator: Stephanie Murphy

Synopsis

With her divorce finally behind her, Faith Miller is ready to move forward. And then, life tosses her a few unavoidable curveballs. Before long, she finds herself traveling down to her sister's house on the coast of Rhode Island with her seven-year old daughter. What she hoped might be a reflective time for her turns into a whirlwind adventure, thanks to her sister's live-in in-laws and the gorgeous pet and house-sitting neighbor, Candace. Candace is sexy and fun, and pulls on Faith's heart. Faith, trying to stay focused and get her life back on track, attempts to ignore her growing feelings for Candace to no avail. 

What starts out as a casual and steamy interlude evolves into something more serious. Will Faith decide her heart is better closed off from potential heartbreak or will she open it back up again to see what this new love has to offer?

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2K0gx3O

(that link works for Amazon US, UK, Canada and Germany)

 

Maybe Next Time by Karin Kallmaker

Publisher Bella Books

Synopsis

Lambda Literary Award Winner! 

Sabrina Starling doesn't need love. She has fame as a brilliant violinist and unlimited options for female company. Nothing can shake her -- except the memory of her very first love. Knowing that neither the teenaged nor adult Jorie will ever return her feelings, Sabrina has escaped into her music and the arms of other women. 

When injury leaves her temporarily unable to perform, Sabrina finally finds the one woman who could free her forever from the memory of those stolen Hawaiian nights with Jorie. There's one problem. The object of Sabrina's desire, Diana, is deeply in love with Pam, the woman who has shared her life for the past eighteen years.

A family funeral calls Sabrina home to the islands, but she no long believes that the gentle breezes and possible welcome in Jorie's eyes can repair the lives she's shattered, including her own. 

Karin Kallmaker's searing novel of innocent first love and dangerous seduction joins an unparalleled string of critically acclaimed bestsellers that earned her the title of Undisputed Mistress of Lesbian Romance.

 

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

(that link works for Amazon US, UK, Canada and Germany)

 

96 Hours by Georgia Beers

Publisher Bywater Books

Narrator Romy Nordlinger

Synopsis

Erica Ryan is flying home from London after a disastrous business trip. Free spirit Abby Hayes is flying into New York City to visit her mother before jetting off again. Both end up in Gander, Canada, when their flight is diverted because of 9/11. For ninety-six hours they share a rollercoaster of emotions and find themselves drawn to one another. Will their nascent connection survive everyday life when they return home?

Georgia Beers is the author of eight lesbian romances and has won the Lambda Literary Award and the Golden Grown Literacy Award.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2T2tqhT

(that link works for Amazon US, UK, Canada and Germany)

 

A Small Country about to Vanish by Victoria Avilan

Publisher Shaggy Dog Stories

Narrator Christine Williams

Synopsis

Winner of the 2016 Golden Crown Literary Society Award.

Runner Up for the 2015 Rainbow Award.

This sweeping novel follows childhood sweethearts Rona and Shelli as they come of age and face impossible choices. Passion and heartbreak come alive in this lyrical exploration of love, friendship, and family in Israel.

A Small Country about to Vanish is Rona and Shelli's love-hate relationship with an ancient piano, each other and their difficult homeland - a country physically too small and politically too volatile to maintain its own existence.

Wise and compassionate Rona believes in fairness and equality and shows a rare ability to feel empathy for her supposed enemies, while her friends and family want security first. Shelli, an avid reader of Holocaust literature, raises old but relevant questions. Must history repeat itself? How do we know when the political pot of hatred has boiled beneath us, making it necessary to leave our belongings behind and relocate, to save ourselves and our family?

 

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

(that link works for Amazon US, UK, Canada and Germany)

 

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About The Lesbian Review

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This podcast is a spinoff of the popular website.

 

Suzie Carr Online

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Facebook https://www.facebook.com/suziecarr.author

Curves Welcome Podcast https://thelesbiantalkshow.podbean.com/category/curves-welcome/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/SuzieCarrNovelist

 

 

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What’s up with submissions? - Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books

November 13, 2018

In this episode of Riding Shotgun with DRB, Jove Belle breaks down the submissions process a bit, including how important it is to follow the guidelines and why it takes so damn long to hear back.

Enjoy!

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Asexuality Versus Celibacy - Ask An Asexual

November 12, 2018

Asexuality Versus Celibacy

Ask An Asexual

Sheena is joined by author and podcaster, Heather Rose Jones and author Alex Woods as they talk about asexuality versus celibacy.

They look at:

  • The big difference between being an asexual and being celibate
  • Some historical contexts for asexuality and celibacy
  • Heather’s ultimate type of relationship
  • How the sexual revolution affected asexuals

Heather’s Podcast Beguines Boston Marriages and Bed Death can be found here https://thelesbiantalkshow.podbean.com/e/the-lesbian-historic-motif-podcast-beguines-boston-marriage-and-bed-death/

 

Find Sheena Online

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sheena_LE 

 

Find Heather Rose Jones Online

Website: https://www.alpennia.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/heatherosejones

Check out her book with an asexual main character The Mystic Marriage -> https://amzn.to/2S65Vnx

 

Find Alex Woods Online

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/9q365h/home_where_things_live_in_the_woods_part_1/?st=JNIV4YKU&sh=3fe4acab

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Blackshadowhand

 

Find Ask An Asexual on The Lesbian Talk Show

 

Some Asexual Resources:

Claudie Arseneault’s Aromantic and Asexual Character Database: https://claudiearseneault.com/?page_id=1320

 

List of Fictional Characters who are asexual https://m.ranker.com/list/fictional-characters-who-are-asexual/anncasano

 

Finding Asexual Characters In Movies https://www.google.se/amp/s/www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/skarlan/ace-on-the-big-screen#ampf=undefined

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Relationship advice and please, Podbean, don’t hate on us - Women and Words

November 11, 2018

Women and Words Overview 4-9 November 2018

Andi and Jove are hoping Podbean doesn’t hate on them this week and will accept Jove’s overture to load the file. Also, don’t let societal expectations tell you what a relationship should look like and Andi, a major cynic, shares some hope after the midterms even though Fiona Zedde would beg to differ. Plus, young people are awesome.

 

4 Nov.: Women and Wordster Ann Etter posted some holiday-themed books she likes and encourages you all to read them.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

4 Nov.: Author Lise Weil stopped by to chat about life, love, and her memoir In Search of Pure Lust.

 

7 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite wanted us all to know about a cool event in Dallas this weekend (Nov. 10) called Books and Boots, sponsored by GCLS, The Resource Center of Dallas, and Women with Pride lesfic reading group. It’s free! And Carsen will be there, along with 16 other authors including Karin Kallmaker, Georgia Beers, Melissa Brayden, and KG MacGregor!

 

8 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde apparently isn’t traveling this week (OMG), but she had some thoughts about the midterm elections.

 

9 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette is all up in the NaNo this year, and she offers some reasons/tips for why you should consider doing it.

 

The holiday season is approaching and Jove would like people to know about freerice.com, which is a giving site in which you answer quiz questions and for each correct answer, the site donates rice through the World Food Program. And Andi reminds people of Heifer International, where your donations can provide domestic animals like a flock of chickens or ducks or a goat to people in developing nations.

 

Also! Don’t forget the Hootenanny is coming. There are still a few days left to go to the Women and Words site to get signed up if you’re an author! If you’re not, get ready to win books next month!

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Interview with Elizabeth Tammi - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 28b

November 10, 2018

Interview with Elizabeth Tammi

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 28b with Heather Rose Jones

A series of interviews with authors of historically-based fiction featuring queer women.

In this episode we talk about

  • The mythological roots of Outrun the Wind
  • Balancing the mythic and historic
  • The Theoi Project (Greek mythology resources)
  • Reclaiming Greek mythology for women’s stories
  • The challenge of writing alternating first person voices
  • The experience of selling your first novel in college
  • Elizabeth’s next mythological topic
  • Elizabeth’s tumblr blog about YA literature

Publications mentioned:

No transcript is available for this episode 

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

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Blog: http://alpennia.com/blog

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Links to Heather Online

Website: http://alpennia.com

Email: contact@alpennia.com

Twitter: @heatherosejones

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Heather-Rose-Jones-490950014312292/

Links to Elizabeth Tammi Online

Website: http://elizabethtammi.com

Tumblr: http://annabethisterrified.tumblr.com

Twitter: @elizabethtammi

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M. Ullrich Recommends 9 Lesfic Books

November 9, 2018

M. Ullrich Recommends 9 Lesfic Books

Les Do Books with Tara and guest M. Ullrich

In this episode, M. Ullrich joins Tara to talk about the f/f fiction she loves. Authors are readers too, so Tara couldn’t wait to hear Megan’s recommendations.  

Check out of M. Ullrich’s recommendations:

Find M. Ullrich online

More info

If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please consider contributing to the Patreon for The Lesbian Talk Show channel.

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.

 

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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How to Get to Where You Want to Be - Curves Welcome

November 8, 2018

How to Get to Where You Want to Be

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

Most of us spend our time looking ahead. We get excited when we think about an upcoming trip, the beginning of a new television series, summer when it’s winter, a new job, or a holiday. There’s always something to look ahead at. Something that calls us to pay attention to it and be there in our minds instead of where we are. This can be dangerous. 
 
We discuss:
  • Why living in the future is dangerous to your life today
  • How you can better set yourself up for success right now
  • How to connect with yourself on an intimate honest level
  • How to confront that which challenges and scares you
Patreon Links:
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Nothing To Lose by Clare Lydon

November 7, 2018

Nothing To Lose by Clare Lydon

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 Nothing To Lose by Clare Lydon by the author

Synopsis 

Nobody would ever describe Scarlet Williams as a ray of sunshine, but that doesn't mean she deserves the flood that wipes out her basement flat, making her temporarily homeless. Enter Joy Hudson, local mayor & sunshine specialist, who opens her house to flood refugees and ends up with Scarlet on her doorstep. Two more opposing characters you couldn't fail to meet, and yet, somehow, they strike up a friendship. But when the rain stops and the sun comes out, could that friendship blossom into something more?

 

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Clare Lydon Online

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/clarelydon 

 

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Colleagues Not Competitors: Interview with Sallyanne Monti - For Love And Money

November 6, 2018

Colleagues Not Competitors

For Love & Money with Rae D. Magdon and guest Sallyanne Monti
 
In this episode, we are honored to have Sallyanne Monti as our guest: anthology editor, nonfiction author, and expert collaborator.
 
We discuss:
  • The value of trade and collaborations
  • What goes into an anthology
  • How to network with others in your field
  • The myth that authors are competitors, and how acting as colleagues helps everyone "win"
Links to Sallyanne Monti Online
Contact here
 
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Common Misconceptions About Asexuals And Sex - Ask An Asexual

November 5, 2018

Common Misconceptions About Asexuals And Sex

Ask An Asexual

In this episode we cover some common assumptions about asexuals in relation to sex. Sheena is joined by author and podcaster, Heather Rose Jones and author Alex Woods (and sometimes her duck Snipps)

We talk about:

  • Alex’s history as an LGBTQ councillor
  • Pressure to have sex even in lesbian relationships
  • The theory that all asexuals hate sex
  • Asexuals have no sex drive
  • Asexuality is not the same as celibacy

 

Find Sheena Online

Twitter @Sheena_LE

 

Find Heather Rose Jones Online

Website: https://www.alpennia.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/heatherosejones

Check out her book with an asexual main character The Mystic Marriage -> https://amzn.to/2S65Vnx

 

Find Alex Woods Online

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/9q365h/home_where_things_live_in_the_woods_part_1/?st=JNIV4YKU&sh=3fe4acab

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Blackshadowhand 

 

Find Ask An Asexual on The Lesbian Talk Show

 

Some Asexual Resources:

 

Claudie Arseneault’s Aromantic and Asexual Character Database: https://claudiearseneault.com/?page_id=1320

 

List of Fictional Characters who are asexual https://m.ranker.com/list/fictional-characters-who-are-asexual/anncasano

 

Finding Asexual Characters In Movies https://www.google.se/amp/s/www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/skarlan/ace-on-the-big-screen#ampf=undefined

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Women and Words 28 October - 3 November 2018

November 4, 2018

Women and Words 28 October - 3 November 2018

Andi and Jove are back with an update of what happened on the women and words blog last week.

 

 

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On the Shelf November 2018 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 28a

November 3, 2018

On the Shelf November 2018

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 28a with Heather Rose Jones

Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing.

In this episode we talk about

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

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Blog: http://alpennia.com/blog

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Links to Heather Online

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Email: contact@alpennia.com

Twitter: @heatherosejones

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Heather-Rose-Jones-490950014312292/

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Halloween Movie Extravaganza - Lez Geek Out!

November 2, 2018

Episode 43

This week, Andi and Lise share some of their fave scary movies in honor of Halloween! Also, they drink beer and employ bad Halloween accents. 

Lise: 

Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) 

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010) 

Hocus Pocus (1993) 

Alien 3 (1992) 

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) BECAUSE OF COURSE OMG 

Andi: 

The Sixth Sense (1999) 

Sleepy Hollow (1999) 

Signs (2002) 

Alien (1979) 

Night of the Living Dead (1968) 50TH ANNIVERSARY, Y’ALL! 

Bonus! Lise also recommends Resident Evil (2002—holy crap, Milla Jovovich) and Andi recommends Get Out (2017). 

And this week, Lise is raving about author Seanan McGuire’s work, particularly The Girl in the Green Silk Gown while Andi got all kinds of feels watching the scifi robot fight circuit movie Real Steel. (srsly. Weepy.) 

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Goodordering Interview with Jacqui Ma - Seize the Day Podcast

November 1, 2018

Goodordering Interview with Jacqui Ma

Seize the Day Podcast

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.   In todays show I get to interview the very inspiring Jacqui Ma, founder and designer at Goodordering.  We talk #bags #cycling #instagram and Jacqui also talks through a very personal health challenge she is facing at the moment.

 

One of the motivators for starting Seize the Day, was to get inspirational women on the show and talk through how they found success and what got them to the point they are at now, so I’m really delighted to have Jacqui join me in this episode.

 

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.

 

 

Contact Natalie

Website:  www.seizethe-day.com

Twitter: @natsnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

Instagram: seizetheday_today

 

Jacqui Ma Online

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Facebook

Website

Instagram

 

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The 5 Best Lesbian Spooky Reads - The Lesbian Review Podcast

October 31, 2018

The 5 Best Spooky Lesbian Books

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Join Tara as she takes over The Lesbian Review Podcast and interviews Sheena who recommends The 5 Best Spooky Lesbian Books (plus two or three more books).

1 Dark Dreamer by Jennifer Fulton 

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

Available on audiobook: No

Synopsis

The story is about Rowe Devlin, a best selling horror writer who is suffering from a severe case of writer’s block after two failed novels. Looking for a fresh start and perhaps even some inspiration, she buys an old Victorian house in Maine called Dark Harbor Cottage.

Devlin gets a little more inspiration than she was hoping for when she discovers that her new home is haunted by a rather nasty ghost. To make matters more complicated she discovers that her neighbours are identical twins, Phoebe and Cara Temple. Both deeply alluring, Rowe struggles to decide who she finds more attractive.

Together she and Phoebe try to find out why her house is haunted in an effort to put the ghost to rest.

While this is going on the Temple twins are drawn into an FBI investigation of a possible serial killer. Having to face life-changing choices, the sisters are pulled in different directions with the possibility of losing the only real family that they have left, one another.

 

Check out the review on The Lesbian Review

 

Get it on Amazon -> https://amzn.to/2Iu5Llm

(this link works of Amazon US, UK and Canada)

 

2 Valley Of The Dead by Crystal M Romero

Publisher: Indie

Available on audiobook: No

Synopsis

Valley Of The Dead by Crystal M Romero is a sometimes hilarious, sometimes scary, sometimes romantic but always utterly charming zombie apocalypse novel. And what makes it even better is that it has a lesbian leading lady.

The novel starts on Gay Pride weekend to the backdrop of much celebration, since the USA was finally celebrating equality. In Silicon Valley Yvonne had just dumped her long time, cheating girlfriend and was feeling free at last. That is, until she gets a frantic phone call from her very gay best friend, Reggie. He and a bunch of drag queens are stuck in his apartment and need rescuing from the zombie apocalypse that has taken hold of the city.

She jumps in her monster of a vehicle, puts on her no nonsense butch approach to the apocalypse and ends up picking up a group of survivors along her route out of town. Eventually the survivors include Reggie and the drag queens, a young couple and two police officers.

One of the officers is Captain Jacqueline Rhodes, a competent, gorgeous woman who leaves Yvonne thinking about more than just survival.

Together, the survivors must overcome a number of challenges, the least of which is getting out of town and find somewhere safe to settle down.

 

Check out the review on The Lesbian Review

 

Get it on Amazon -> https://amzn.to/2Ot0jVl

(this link works of Amazon US, UK and Canada)

 

3 Haunting Love by KA Moll

Publisher: Triplicity Publishing

Available on audiobook: Yes

Narrator: Emily Beresford

Synopsis

Haunting Love by KA Moll is the story of Gabe and Anna. Gabe is struggling to come to terms with her wife’s death a few years prior. One of the reasons that she is struggling is that she can see or at least sense spirits but she cannot sense her wife and she has not been able to process her loss.

Anna is new in town, having recently taken a job working alongside Jaina, her friend from college and the main character in Moll’s novel Soul Mates.

Anna is renting a house from Gabe’s father and is having rather disturbing electrical problems. Gabe comes over to see if she can fix the problem and discovers two things. Firstly, she is very attracted to Anna and secondly, the house is haunted.

Anna and Gabe have a less than pleasant encounter, thanks in part to Anna’s fear of being attracted to a woman. Gabe is a handsome woman that stirs her blood and her fears.

Will Gabe be able to overcome her sorrow enough to start a new relationship with Anna and will Anna be able to work through her fear of being who she is enough to act on her attractions? And then there are the ghosts that need to be dealt with too.

 

Check out the review on The Lesbian Review

 

Get it on Amazon -> https://amzn.to/2Iu67bT

(this link works of Amazon US, UK and Canada)

 

4a Keepers Of The Cave by Gerri Hill

Publisher: Bella Books

Available on audiobook: No

Synopsis

Keepers Of The Cave by Gerri Hill is simply brilliant. Hill should write more horror.

Hill should write more horror.

How could I not try a book with this description: The senator’s daughter disappears and FBI agents CJ Johnston and Paige Riley are assigned to a backwaters all-girls school in East Texas near where the senator’s daughter was last seen. They figure that the assignment is a dead-end, but strange things keep happening in the area. Something is lurking in Hoganville.

 

Check out the review on The Lesbian Review

 

Get it on Amazon -> https://amzn.to/2NXOQ0H

(this link works of Amazon US, UK and Canada)

 

4b Weeping Walls by Gerri Hill

Publisher: Bella Books

Available on audiobook: No

Synopsis

Weeping Walls by Gerri Hill is the second book with CJ Johnston and Paige Riley as the main characters.

Keepers of the Cave is the first book, so read that review first if you haven’t already.

While I loved Keepers of the Cave, I think that Hill created and even better second book with Weeping Walls.

The story is about an abandoned house in a small town in Houston. Here they find a dead body that is similar to a cold case from fourteen years earlier. The four FBI agents are sent to investigate.

Check out the review on The Lesbian Review

 

Get it on Amazon -> https://amzn.to/2NVZqVG

(this link works of Amazon US, UK and Canada)

 

5 Paradox Valley by Gerri Hill

Publisher: Bella Books

Available on audiobook: Yes

Narrator: Abby Craden

Synopsis

Was it an earthquake? A meteor? Or something else entirely?

Running from a marriage proposal in Seattle, Dana Ingram returns to her parents' farm in Western Colorado for a two-week vacation in Paradox Valley. Only a couple of days into it, however, a small earthquake leaves them without power. Cars won't start, batteries don't work, and cell phones are useless.

When a Black Hawk helicopter vanishes off of radar, Captain Corey Conaway is sent in to locate it and its crew - all while keeping the disappearance out of the media. When she meets Dana and her cousin, Butch, Corey solicits their help in the search. But as they travel on horseback through the rugged and remote Paradox Valley, what they stumble upon soon has them running for their lives.

Check out our review on The Lesbian Review

 

Get it on Amazon -> https://amzn.to/2NXGjL1

(this link works of Amazon US, UK and Canada)

 

Tara's BONUS Books

6 Castle Wrath by Karin Kallmaker

Publisher: Indie

Available on audiobook: No

Synopsis

A bubbly ingenue falls heir to a remote, storm-drenched castle in a foreign land. All hers - if she can outlast the dangerous and too delicious competing claimant. Strange happenings, a curious (and disconcertingly attractive) caretaker, plus sensuous nightmares may be far more than California girl Brittany Brannigan can handle. 31,000 words.

Brittany's Scottish adventure has a pinch of horror and more than a dash of romance.

 

Check out our review on The Lesbian Review

 

Get it on Amazon -> https://amzn.to/2NVAIoG

(this link works of Amazon US, UK and Canada)

 

7 The Secret Of Sleepy Hollow by Andi Marquette

Publisher: Ylva Publishing

Available on audiobook: No

Synopsis

Tabitha “Abby” Crane, a doctoral student working on her thesis, doesn’t allow herself much time outside academia. Fortunately, she’s managed to squeeze in a research trip over Halloween weekend to the historical society of Sleepy Hollow, New York, where she hopes to uncover new research on the notorious town’s most infamous legend—that of the headless horseman. But she has a personal stake in this trip: Abby’s own ancestor, Ichabod Crane, disappeared mysteriously over two hundred years ago, perhaps at the hands of the ghostly horseman.

Abby has no reason to expect anything of Sleepy Hollow beyond immersing herself in archival collections and enjoying its Halloween festivities, but then she crosses paths with Katie, who makes her head spin and her heart pound. When Katie invites her on a nighttime visit to the glen where the horseman allegedly rides, Abby can’t say no, upending her plans for a quiet research retreat. And when Abby and Katie, who has her own ties to the famous story, find what may be the key to the disappearance of Ichabod Crane all those years ago, love, legend, and magic intermingle, making clear that Sleepy Hollow has plans of its own for yet another Crane.

 

Check out our review on The Lesbian Review

 

Get it on Amazon -> https://amzn.to/2y1mpnH

(this link works of Amazon US, UK and Canada)

 

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NaNo prep with Blythe Rippon - Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books

October 30, 2018

In this episode of Riding Shotgun with DRB, Blythe Rippon joins Jove to talk about the pre-work that goes into a novel and how it relates to prepping for NaNoWriMo. 

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