K Aten Talks About the Lesbian Speculative Fiction She Loves

May 25, 2018

K Aten Talks About the Lesbian Speculative Fiction She Loves

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, author and reviewer at The Lesbian Review, K Aten, joins Tara to talk about the lesbian speculative fiction that she loves, the mainstream sci fi and fantasy books that influenced her, and more. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about which books K loves and that she thinks everyone should read.

Check out the lesfic stories she discussed here:

  • The Growing by Susanne M. Beck & Okasha Skat'si
  • Protector Of The Realm: Supreme Constellations 1 by Gun Brooke
  • Broken Wings by L-J Baker
  • Without a Front: The Producer’s Challenge by Fletcher DeLancey
  • Reintegration by Eden S. French

Learn more about K Aten

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.

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Curves Welcome - How to Reduce Everyday Stress

May 24, 2018

Curves Welcome - How to Reduce Everyday Stress

Everybody has moments in life when the world seems to be too much at times. You know what I’m talking about. Those moments when everything seems to be rushing at you at breakneck speeds, stealing your breath, your sense of place, your ability to focus. In times like these, you just want a break. You want a chance to catch your breath, to find your footing, to think clearly.

How do you go from crazy, outrageous stress to calm and serene? Tune in to explore some ideas with me.

 

 

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Lise MacTague Gets Interviewed

May 23, 2018

Lise MacTague Gets Interviewed

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Lise MacTague gets interviewed in this episode of The Lesbian Review Podcast. She talks about her writing and recommends three lesbian fiction novels that she loves.

Did you know?

You get exclusive content when you become a patron? Find out more here.

 

3 Books That Lise Recommends

Reintegration by Eden S French

Publisher Queer Pack

Synopsis

Streetwise cyborg Lexi Vale brokers deals for gang lords in the anarchic city of Foundation. Her mind-reading implant gives her a crucial edge—but it also makes her brain a hot commodity. 

When she’s targeted by an augmented hunter, Lexi joins a group of rebels: a murderous vigilante, a daredevil smuggler, a drug-addled surgeon, and a revolutionary whose shared past with Lexi endangers them all. 

A queer, dystopian sci-fi about piecing together purpose from the fragments of love and loss, even while the world itself is tearing apart. 

 

Get This Book On Amazon

 

The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Publisher Hodder & Stoughton

Narrator Patricia Rodriguez

Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2016.

Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, 2016.

Firefly meets Mass Effect in this thrilling self-published debut!

When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's 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 reptillian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life onboard 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 onboard with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed. 

 

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The Princess Deception by Nell Stark

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Narrator Nicola Victoria Vincent 

Synopsis 

When Sebastian, the Crown Prince of Belgium, overdoses on heroin shortly before he is set to launch Belgium's campaign to host the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament, his family manages to hush up the scandal. While the royals are debating how to proceed, Sebastian's twin sister Viola decides to impersonate him to keep Belgium's bid hopes alive.  

Missy Duke is a freelance reporter covering Belgium's World Cup bid. A former women's soccer player whose career was sidelined by injury, she is now trying to break into the male-dominated sportscasting world. While in Belgium, she meets the imposter Sebastian and soon realizes that he is actually Viola. Sensing a big story in the making, Duke feigns ignorance and plays along with the charade.  

Real sparks develop between the two women, but will the double deception doom this fairy-tale romance? 

A Princess Affair romance

 

Get This Book On Amazon

 

Lise Talks About Her Writing

We chat about Demon In The Machine by Lise MacTague

Synopsis

At the height of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, steam power and magic join forces to create wonders the world has never seen. But those wonders have a dark side―one that will soon force a reckoning few could have anticipated. 

Half-demon Briar is content with her structured life as an archivist, a far cry from the chaos of her background and upbringing. Briar’s simple and predictable existence is rocked when she discovers something sinister powers one of the grand, new inventions of her era. 

Isabella Castel, the only daughter of Viscount Sherard, is far from the brainless socialite she pretends to be. Isabella is everything Briar is not: passionate, creative and impulsive, but with secrets to rival even Briar’s own. Two more unlikely partners should not exist, yet if the women cannot find a way to work together, they will lose far more than their reputations. 

Can a half-demon and a debutante work past their secrets before all hell breaks loose?

 

And I ask Lise these questions

  • Your next book is about to be published and I am dying to know more. So tell us about it.
  • Your character work is always really good. The main characters are unique and real people. How much do you plan your characters before you start writing?
  • What is your biggest wish as an author?
  • What’s the best piece of advice you have ever had?
  • What has been your biggest obstacle with writing?
  • Who has inspired you the most and why?
  • Tell us about an unexpected friendship/relationship that affected your work

You can find Lise MacTague Online at

Her website

Twitter

Facebook

All the reviews of her books on The Lesbian Review

Her Podcast (Lez Geek Out! where she and Andi Marquette geek out together)

 

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.

Sheena Online

You can contact Sheena via email

on Twitter

on Facebook

come join The Lesbian Review Book Club

come join The Lesbian Talk Show Chat Group

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Drag Kings

May 21, 2018

Episode: Drag Kings

Podcast: Les Talk About It

Season: Lesbian Culture

In this episode we explore the wonderful world of drag kings. We look at:

  • The first drag king on record
  • The first drag king to marry her dresser
  • Drag Queens vs Drag Kings
  • Drag king events
  • Some of the art of becoming male

 

We also mention

Tipping The Velvet by Sarah Waters

 

Falling In Love With Cross-Dressing Girls - a podcast by Heather Rose Jones

 

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

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Women and Words: Parenting is a work in progress

May 20, 2018

Women and Words Overview 12-18 May 2018 

Lots of talk about moms on the site this week, which gave Andi and Jove the feels. And then Ashley Bartlett posted things that made them think, which hurt their heads. Also, could Clifford Mae Henderson please come and pick them up to join her and her partner on their epic road trip? Plus, Batwoman. That’s all you need to know.

 

12 May: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta stopped by with a few books that she thinks engage a lot of our senses.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

14 May: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler blogged about her mom and how she came to a place of acceptance with regard to Jessie and her wife.

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

 

15 May: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett posted about her work on the latest Cash Braddock book in the series she’s doing for her publisher, which deals with an extremely difficult subject.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find more info about Ashley here

 

16 May: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson shared thoughts about her mom and parenthood.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Clifford Mae Henderson’s website

 

17 May: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle brought up the much-maligned Monday. And in honor of that, Jove wanted a link to “I Don’t Like Mondays” by the Boomtown Rats and Andi threw in “Manic Mondays” by the Bangles.

 

18 May: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette provided some news and views about upcoming shows and movies, including the fact that Batwoman will be in the forthcoming CW crossover superhero event…

 

ALSO! Andi posted the hot off the press and coming attractions book list on the 18th.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

Reminder: The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) conference is coming up 4-8 July in Las Vegas, Nevada. Find more info HERE.

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Episode 22c - Book Appreciation with Jeannelle M. Ferreira

May 19, 2018

Book Appreciation with Jeannelle M. Ferreira

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 22c

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 Jeannelle M. Ferreira recommends some favorite queer historical novels:

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

For further information on Jeannelle M. Ferreira see https://jeannellewrites.wordpress.com or the show notes for the previous episode of the Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast when she was interviewed.

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

No transcript is available for this episode.

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheLesbianTalkShow

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LA Web Series

May 18, 2018

Episode 31

This week, Andi interviewed two of the creative forces behind L.A. Web Series, a currently 2-season web series available on YouTube that follows a chance meeting between two women one evening in L.A. and what kind of connection they forge in the night they spend wandering around the city before Landon has to fly back to the UK in the morning.

Emma Maddock plays Landon in the series. She is an actress originally from Manchester, England, who was also a producer on the series.

Alexandra Swarens plays Avery. She is a writer and actress originally from Sacramento, California who wrote the series and also directed it.

Here they dish on their backgrounds and on filming the series, and provide some advice on creating content. They also spill a bit about new projects they’re working on.

You can find both seasons of L.A. Web Series on YouTube.

Find Emma Maddock on Twitter (@Emmaddock) and Instagram (@maddock94) and the L.A. Web Series on Twitter (@LAWebSeries).

Alexandra’s Twitter account is at @ASwarens.

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Creating Good Covers - Blast From The Past

May 17, 2018

Creating Good Covers with Clare Lydon

The Write Stuff - Blast From The Past Epsiode

Clare Lydon is an author who pays a great deal of attention to her covers. In this episode she give some tips on

  • finding a good designer, 
  • choosing the right image, 
  • which images sites to look at 
  • and what file types you need

Lydon also does a reading from her novel This London Love. This is the perfect lesbian podcast for anyone interested in writing or wanting to learn about the book biz.

 

You can find all of The Write Stuff episodes here 

 

Contact Sheena

Email

Website

Facebook group

Facebook page

Sheena’s Podcaster Profile

 

Contact Clare Lydon

Website

Facebook

Twitter

 

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Exclusive: Clare Ashton Talks After Mrs Hamilton, Breasts & Writing

May 16, 2018

Exclusive: Clare Ashton Talks After Mrs Hamilton, Breasts & Writing

This is a mini podcast originally created for Patrons. Sheena talks to Clare Ashton about her breast obsession, what Ashton is writing now, what her beta readers say about her latest book and where she gets her inspiration from. 

You can become a patron here

Patrons get exlcusive podcasts just like this as a thank you for helping the channel grow.

 

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Lesbians In Media

May 14, 2018

Episode: Lesbians In Media 

Podcast: Les Talk About It

Season: Lesbian Culture 

In this episode of Les Talk About It, Sheena and Tamara talk about Lesbian Culture, specifically Lesbians on TV.

They look at

  • Why it's important to have lesbian rep
  • Having lesbian rep in kids TV
  • When the first gay character appeared on TV
  • When the first lesbian appeared on TV
  • The first lesbian kiss on TV
  • The first lesbian wedding
  • Ellen coming out
  • The L Word
  • Kill your gays
  • Clexcon
  • WayHaut

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

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Women and Words: It might be useful for people to be assigned a therapist at birth…

May 13, 2018

Women and Words Overview 5-11 May 2018

 

Andi got Jove to talk a bit about Vancouver, WA for a Twitter friend who is thinking about moving there (because that is how we roll at Women and Words people! LUV!). They are also both extremely excited about LM’s run for office and appreciative of Diane Marina’s blog about audio books. Also, they kinda hate Fiona Zedde for her awesome travel life, but they do it with lots of luv.

 

5 May: Women and Wordster Ann Etter did a Reader’s Perspective on books that deal with the senses. Like taste and smell.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

6 May: Author Diane Marina did a blog on some tips for creating an audio book.

 

7 May: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae is running for office!

 

8 May: Life coach Angela Grace reminds us of the importance of persistence.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find Angela here

 

9 May: Writer and Women and Wordster Val Agab has tons to do with the end of the semester fasts approaching, but here she gives us a great reading list to help procrastinate.

 

10 May: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde is on the road again and she’ll be in Madrid (yes, THAT Madrid) until August.

 

11 May: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette revealed 4 shows she’s currently watching (or just watched) on the teevee and wanted to know what YOU’re watching so she can fangirl even more.

 

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Episode 22b: Interview with Jeannelle M. Ferreira

May 12, 2018

Interview with Jeannelle M. Ferreira

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 22b 

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

In this episode we talk about

  • The attractions of the Regency romance
  • Jeannelle’s earlier works, especially a novel set in the Vilna ghetto during WWII
  • Jewish influences in her writing
  • Jeannelle’s background as a student of history
  • Sexuality and PTSD in the Regency era
  • The National Trust’s website on queer history in the UK
  • Finding queer-coded characters in childhood favorite books
  • Researching war in Waterloo diaries of British soldiers
  • The path through British historical YA fiction that leads to a study of imperial and colonial history
  • Horses and swords--it always comes back to horses and swords
  • Future projects: more about Nora and Harriet, gender-bending Kit Marlowe, World War I flying aces, and lesbian pirates

Publications mentioned:

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

Website:

Twitter:

  • @JeannelleWrites

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

No transcript is available for this episode.

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheLesbianTalkShow

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The Player and the Girl Next Door in F/F Romance with Lise MacTague

May 11, 2018

The Player and the Girl Next Door in F/F Romance with Lise MacTague

Les Do Books

Tara is joined by author Lise MacTague to talk about the common tropes of the player and the girl next door. They dive into who these character types are, how they differ in lesfic from how they’re presented in m/f romance, and share examples from some of their favourite f/f romances.

You can check out the books mentioned here:

The players

The girls next door

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.

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Curves Welcome | How to Increase Your Optimism

May 10, 2018

Curves Welcome – How to Increase Your Optimism

Optimistic people seem to deal with chaos smoothly, they don’t get rattled by small things that pop up and get in the way of pre-planned events, they ride the waves of uncertainty with a smile and a boatload of faith that all will work out in the end, one way or another.

So how can you increase your optimism?

  1. Decide you want to be optimistic
  2. Seek solutions instead of problems
  3. Visualize your ideal reality
  4. Become your own success coach
  5. Take inventory of your wins

Tune in to explore these tips more with me.

 

 

Bonus Items

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3 Reviewers 1 Book - Charming The Vicar by Jenny Frame

May 9, 2018

3 Reviewers 1 Book - Charming The Vicar by Jenny Frame 

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

Sheena is joined by April and Tara today to talk about Charming The Vicar by Jenny Frame. They look at pros, cons and discuss the audiobook. 

They also discuss

  • Religion
  • Butch rep
  • Strapons
  • April’s big book of sex

 

Charming The Vicar by Jenny Frame 

Publisher Bold Strokes Books 

Narrator Nicola Victoria Vincent 

Synopsis 

Finnian Kane, famous master of illusion, mentalist, and renowned atheist, has a crisis of faith after her sister's death. She rents a cottage in the village of Axedale in Kent, desperately trying to find a safe haven from the intrusive media to grieve and work out how to move on. 

The Reverend Bridget Claremont makes it her mission to help the enigmatic Finnian find her faith in life again. Bridge has long yearned for a life partner, and her best friend's wedding has intensified that desire. But when you're a lesbian vicar in a small English village, it's not easy to find your perfect match. 

Their chemistry is clear from the start, despite their different beliefs and Bridge insisting Finn isn't her type. But will the mentalist find the magic that can charm the vicar? 

Get this audiobook on Amazon

 

Other Books We Mentioned

At Her feet by Rebecca Weatherspoon

Shadow Haven AJ Schippers

The Secret Pond by Gerri Hill

Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton

The Night Off by Meghan O’Brien

French Kissing Season 1 by Harper Bliss

 

Patrons

Did you know that you get exclusive content when you become a patron? Find out more here. 

 

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 website. 

About Sheena 

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

Sheena Online 

You can contact Sheena via email 

on Twitter 

on Facebook 

come join The Lesbian Review Book Club 

come join The Lesbian Talk Show Chat Group 

Tara Online 

You can contact Tara via email 

on Twitter 

Listen to her Podcast 

 

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Lesbian Culture Overview

May 7, 2018

Les Talk About It 

Lesbian Culture Overview 

In this episode of Les Talk About It, Sheena and Tamara talk about Lesbian Culture. They look at the erasure of L in LGBT, advertising, why gay male has a more prevalent culture and how we can vote with our dollars.  

 

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

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Women and Words: Tech is hard. Sleep is scarce. But here we are.

May 6, 2018

Women and Words Overview 29 April-4 May 2018

 

Andi sucks at tech. Thank God Jove was able to help with the podcast even though they’re both wondering when they last had sleep. And Jove is doing lots of home projects right now. Which she does not suck at. YAY! Also, Penny Mickelbury’s blog this week is a must-read. It’s important. Very.

 

29 April: Author Alex K. Thorne stopped by for a Q&A and did a giveaway of her superhero story, Chasing Stars.

 

30 April: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt posted an excerpt from her forthcoming novel, Paradigm.

 

1 May: Author and Women and Wordster Penny Mickelbury had some powerful words to say about the opening of the National Museum for Peace and Justice that opened in Montgomery, Alabama.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Penny Mickelbury’s website

 

3 May: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle blogged about her brand new novel, The Potion.

 

4 May: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a bit of a follow-up to last week’s existential crisis and also went into a bit about rebooting her sci fi series.

 

ALSO: Call for Submissions! ImageOut!

 

R.G. Emanuelle is doing a book launch party for The Potion May 5 from 12-2 EST on Facebook in the Lesfic Reading Group, hosted by K’Anne Meinel. You can still check out the questions and ask after the fact on the page; just remember to tag R.G. so she sees it.

 

Author Randi Triant will be at Single Women's Weekend in Provincetown, Massachusetts on Saturday, May 19th at the Harbor Lounge with three other authors! They are: Kim Baker (lesbian dating expert and author of Girl's Guide to Healthy Dating), Lucy J. Madison (author of lesbian romance novels In the Direction of the Sun and Personal Foul), Julez Weinberg (author of The Essential Mixologist), (and Randi Triant, author of the debut novel The Treehouse). They’ll be reading a bit, and the audience will learn about essential oils to create one-of-a-kind cocktails. The event is free with a cash bar and they’ll also raffle off free copies of their books.

 

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Episode 22a - On the Shelf May 2018

May 5, 2018

On the Shelf May 2018

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 22a

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

In this episode we talk about

  • Recent and upcoming publications covered on the blog

    • Crawford, Julie. 2009. “Women’s Secretaries” in Queer Renaissance Historiography, Vin Nardizzi, Stephen Guy-Bray & Will Stockton, eds. Ashgate, Burlington VT. ISBN 978-0-7546-7608-9
    • Drouin, Jennifer. 2009. “Diana’s Band: Safe Spaces, Publics, and Early Modern Lesbianism” in Queer Renaissance Historiography, Vin Nardizzi, Stephen Guy-Bray & Will Stockton, eds. Ashgate, Burlington VT. ISBN 978-0-7546-7608-9
    • Putter, Ad. “Transvestite Knights in Medieval Life and History” in Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome & Bonnie Wheeler (eds). 1997. Becoming Male in the Middle Ages. Garland, New York.
    • Rowson, Everett K. 2003. “Gender Irregularity as Entertainment: Institutionalized Transvestism at the Caliphal Court in Medieval Baghdad” in Farmer, Sharon & Carol Braun Pasternack (eds). Gender and Difference in the Middle Ages. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis. ISBN 0-8166-3893-4
    • Wiethaus, Ulrike. “In Serch of Medieval Women’s Friendships: Hildegard of Bingen’s Letters to her Female Contemporaries” in Wiethaus, Ulrike (ed). 1993. Maps of Flesh and Light: The Religious Experience of Medieval Women Mystics. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse.
    • Kruk, Remke. 1998. “The Bold and the Beautiful: Women and ‘fitna’ in the Sirat Dhat al-Himma: The Story of Nura” in Women in the Medieval Islamic World: Power, Patronage, and Piety, ed. Gavin R. G. Hambly. New York: St. Martin’s Press. ISBN 0-312-21057-4
    • Bennett, Judith and Shannon McSheffrey. 2014. “Early, Exotic and Alien: Women Dressed as Men in Late Medieval London” in History Workshop Journal. 77 (1): 1-25.
  • Announcing this month’s author guest, Jeannelle M. Ferreira
  • Forthcoming Books
  • Ask Sappho: Why isn’t there an Ask Sappho question this month?

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

You can follow the blog on my website (http://alpennia.com/blog) or subscribe to the RSS feed (http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/)

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

A transcript of this episode can be found here.

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheLesbianTalkShow

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Lez Geek Out! Killjoys

May 4, 2018

Episode 30

Andi and Lise totally geeked out over the SyFy series Killjoys, which is about to enter its fourth season. It’s an absolutely delicious space opera that explores all levels of political intrigue and its effects on personal relationships.

Killjoys, in the show, are galactic bounty hunters that operate in a four-planet system called the Quad, which is beholden to “The Company,” which in turn is tied to a group of families called “The Nine,” who have worked hand-in-glove with the Company to leverage political and cultural influence. It’s a hierarchical society based on class ties, but also blood and political ties. The Company has, of course, extended its greedy and often corrupt power grabs all over the Quad, stripping areas of their resources and leaving godawful pollution and crap in its wake.

This is the backdrop for an intriguing maelstrom of excellent storylines!

Andi and Lise highly recommend this show.

Catch it on SyFy.com and Amazon and DVD on Netflix (check your country’s listings).

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The Curvy Side Of Life by Suzie Carr

May 3, 2018

The Curvy Side Of Life by Suzie Carr 

Book Clips 

Welcome to Book Clips, the mini podcast where authors and narrators give you a taste of a book with a short snippet. 

In this episode we hear a reading from The Curvy Side Of Life by Suzie Carr.

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?

 

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