Book Clips: Blind Redemption by Denise Dearth

June 30, 2016
This episode of Book Clips is a reading by Denise Dearth of her novel Blind Redemption, co written by Amy Gillen

Blind Redemption Synopsis

Kidnapped and sold into the Chinese slave trade the survival of Annette Freder, the wife of University Chancellor, Charles Freder, depends on struggling psychic detective, Jackie Vaughn.
Crippled by grief over the unexpected death of her wife, Jackie deals with her anguish through pills and booze. While these coping mechanisms numb her pain, the growing addiction hampers her abilities, and places her health and livelihood in jeopardy. The missing person’s case of Annette Freder shifts Jackie’s focus, challenging her psychic abilities.  

While on the job in China, Jackie finds herself with limited access to medication, resulting in bouts of withdrawal and depression. But that is just one of the many hurdles hindering Jackie in her quest to find Annette and return her to safety. Will corrupt police, maxed out credit cards, an ousted Greek intelligence officer assassin, and a revelation from an unexpected source prove too much for her? 

Entangled deceit and unraveling lies Blind Redemption captures the essence of the human spirit and the power of redemption

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Les Talk About It: Lesbians Making History

June 29, 2016

Les Talk About It

Lesbians Making History


This week Sheena and Tamara talk about lesbians who are showcased in the media as the first openly lesbian women in positions of authority.

Email us on with questions, comments or more.


And don't forget to rate this podcast and share with friends. Let's spread the love.

Harper Bliss and Her Mrs: Don’t Make These Submission Mistakes

June 28, 2016

In this episode of Harper Bliss and Her Mrs they talk about mistakes that authors make when submitting manuscripts to publishers. This is a how to guide to make sure you get it right and are considered for publishing.

This is a question sent in by Laney. If you have questions please feel free to email them to and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website or on the Ladylit website check out her books on | |

Therapy Cafe: This Bed Is Getting Crowded

June 27, 2016
Zane (Soul Mates) and Thalia (Eagle Cove) take a departure from the usual Q & A format to discuss the demons we bring with us into the bedroom and the responsibility we have to our partners and ourselves to work on exorcising those demons.

The Therapy Café is brought to you by The Lesbian Talk Show where you can find this and other fine lesbian podcasts.

Be sure to send us your questions to  We can't do the show without you.

Congratulations Beth Burnett, winner of this week's book giveaway! We'll get in touch with you via email so you can claim your prize.

Women And Words: Andi Is Solo As Jove Takes A Trip

June 26, 2016

Women and Words

20-25 June 2016

Andi Marquette flies solo this week, as Jove Belle is on the road and acting crazy and out of wi-fi range. Hopefully, we’ll be able to catch up with her next week. In the meantime, check her Facebook page for updates on her travels/travails.

20 June: Author Stevie Carroll joins us from the UK with another installment of drowned villages. Today she talks about Ashopton, buried by the Ladybower Reservoir.

Women and Words link HERE.


Find Stevie HERE. 

21 June: Author Gill McKnight provides a brief roundup of the fabulous time had by all at the Lesvos Lesfic gathering held a couple of weeks ago on the Greek island of Lesvos. See the Ylva Instagram for more photos. 

Women and Words link HERE.


Gill McKnight’s website.

24 June: Andi Marquette on the importance of Pride, in “Why Pride,” with a walk down memory lane. 

Women and Words link HERE.


Andi’s website.

25 June: Women and Words’ resident reader Erin Saluta joins us with “We Are Family,” a discussion of what family is and can be and how we form it.

Women and Words link HERE.

Hope everybody had a great week.







Book Clips: Starting Over by Jen Silver

June 24, 2016

Book Clips

Starting Over by Jen Silver

Ellie Winters, a successful potter, is living on a remote hilltop farm inherited from her parents. Her well-ordered life is shaken apart when her past meets her present. Robin Fanshawe, Ellie’s philandering long-term lover, has a fragile truce with Ellie. The arrival of women from Robin's present threatens to break that tentative pact. Charming Dr. Kathryn Moss, an archaeologist and an old lover of Ellie’s, arrives on the farm searching for a new site to dig. When she discovers a previously unknown Roman settlement and ancient burial site on Ellie’s farm, Ellie allows her to start an archaeological dig of the area. Will Ellie also allow the rekindling of an old romance or will she stay with Robin? Can that long term relationship, albeit tentative, recover from this collision or will an old romance trump everything she knows? Will Robin, seeing the interaction between Ellie and Kathryn, leave her womanising ways behind? Will she take a chance on giving herself wholly to the woman she loves? These questions and the mystery of whose royal resting place is disturbed at Starling Hill are answered in this classic romance of simmering passions, anguished loss, and the wonder of love.


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Write Stuff: On Being Jae

June 23, 2016

In this very special season finale of The Write Stuff we chat to Sandra Gerth, perhaps better known as her pen name Jae. 

Not only is Gerth a famous lesbian fiction author but she is also the head editor at Ylva publishing, one of the largest lesbian fiction publishing companies in the world today.

I chat to her about writing, editing and just being herself. She also gives authors some great advice.

You can find her at or on her website dedicate to her work as a writer at

You can find her author page on | | 

Les Talk About It: The Lesbian Agenda

June 22, 2016

Les Talk About It

The Lesbian Agenda

In this episode we talk about the lesbian agenda. What is it, really and why are heterosexual people so afraid of it?

Also on the show Sheena tries and stump Tamara on lesbian and gay trivia. 
Send your questions, comments or trivia to - we would love to hear from you

Women And Words: Orlando & Free Books

June 21, 2016

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Women and Words Podcast


Week of 12-18 June 2016


12 June: Anthology editor and author Sacchi Green joined us to discuss the release of her latest project, Me and My Boi: Queer Erotic Stories. Bois, butches, and masculine-of-center women and the women who love them. Includes the long path this book took, and it’s also the launch of the Me and My Boi blog tour. GIVEAWAY!




Women and Words link HERE.


Find Sacchi at her website.




14 June: Angela Grace, life coach and counselor, offers $25 to whichever commenter comes up with the best idea to incorporate exercises into daily routines. That is, turning an every day task into something that gets you to be more active. Go leave a tip! $25!

Women and Words link HERE.


Find Angela HERE 

15 June: Author/editor/Women and Wordster Jove Belle posts the schedule for the Finding Ms. Write anthology blog tour. Giveaways!

Women and Words link HERE.


Visit Jove at her website.

16 June: Book lists! Hot off the Press for June 2016 and forthcoming releases for July!

Hot of the Press at Women and Words HERE.


Coming Attractions at Women and Words HERE.


Static and constantly updated page of book lists at Women and Words HERE.

17 June: Resident reader and blogger Erin Saluta does some processing of Orlando.

Women and Words link HERE.






Jove Belle is working Portland (OR) Pride this weekend.


Lesfic in Levos has wrapped up for this year, but plan on next year! And check out the photos at Ylva Publishing’s Instagram.


Jove’s cross-country saga to GCLS (Golden Crown Literary Society conference) and beyond begins this coming week. We’re sure these Women and Words podcasts will be filled with the crazy. :D


Vocabulary term for this week: genderqueer (last week’s was cisgender)



Harper Bliss and Her Mrs: The Future Of LesFic

June 21, 2016

In this episode of Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) chat about where they hope the future of lesfic lies and what they would like to see happen.

This is a question sent in by Laney. If you have questions please feel free to email them to and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.


You can also find Harper Bliss on her website or on the Ladylit website check out her books on | |

Therapy Cafe: A Matter Of Trust

June 20, 2016

Darla Baker (as Thalia Chase) and KA Moll (as Zane Winslow) get together to discuss issues of the heart, the head and society in this 'agony aunt' style show.

In this episode they talk about intersex individuals.

With all the discussion about who belongs in what bathroom, one group of individuals is rarely mentioned.

An estimated 1 in 1500 to 1 in 2000 babies are born intersex. Intersex is not a new phenomenon. It has been around since at least the beginning of recorded human history.

Throughout history, the treatment protocol has been deplorable, often disfiguring children through untimely surgeries and leaving their gender identity in the hands of nature vs nurture, where nature usually wins and may not agree with the assignment chose at birth.

Zane (Soul Mates) and Thalia (Eagle Cove) help one of our listeners face her fear of making love with her soul mate for the first time.

For more information, visit the Intersex Society of North America.

The Therapy Café is brought to you by The Lesbian Talk Show where you can find this and other fine lesbian podcasts.

Be sure to send us your questions to  We can't do the show without you.

Please note: The advice given is for entertainment only. Please consult a registered councillor for professional advice should you need it.


Les Do Books: Is That Even Legal In LesFic?

June 17, 2016

Les Do Books 

Is That Even Legal In LesFic? 

Les Do Books is a talk show extension of The Lesbian Review. Two of the reviewers Brooklyn and Tara, talk books. 
Next episode they will be starting their book club and chatting about Backwards to Oregon by Jae - Get in on | |
This week they discuss

- Miss Match by Fiona Riley - Get it on | | 

- Collide-O-Scope by Andrea Bramhall  - Get it on | | 

- Barring Complications by Blythe Rippon  - Get it on | | 

- Nightshade by Brooke Radley  - Get it on | | 

- The Iron Phoenix by Rebecca Harrell  - Get it on | 


Write Stuff: Writing Killer Characters and Characters Who Kill with RE Bradshaw

June 16, 2016

On this episode of The Write Stuff we chat to thriller author RE Bradshaw. She discusses creating deep characters and gives some insights into her writing process.

You can get hold of RE Bradshaw on her website, on Facebook or twitter. 

You can see her books on | |

Les Talk About It: Finding Dory & Jane’s World by Paige Braddock

June 14, 2016

Les Talk About It

Jane's World and Finding Dory

In this episode of Les Talk About It we discuss the possibility of lesbians in Finding Dory and we talk about Jane's World by Paige Braddock.

Jane's world is available on Amazon here and you can read the review here.

Harper Bliss and Her Mrs: Making More Sales On Amazon

June 14, 2016

This Week Harper Bliss and her Mrs (Caroline) chat about two things that they have found make the biggest difference in sales on Amazon.

A great episode for any author.


Contact them at or visit her on her website

Therapy Cafe: Not The Face

June 13, 2016

In this episode of the Therapy Café, Zane and Thalia discuss an incident of domestic violence. Should you stay? Should you go? And, no matter what you decide, how do you stay safe.

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Be sure to send us your questions to or visit their website on

Please note, Zane and Thalia are both fictional characters. This show is for entertainment purposes only and not meant to replace advice from medical profesionals.


Women And Words: The Hands Of The Dead and other fun lesbian things

June 12, 2016

This week Jove Belle and Andi Marquette of the Women and Words blog chat about everything from new authors, to Patreon, dead people's hands and school reunions.

5-11 June 2016 

5 June: Author and former reality TV show producer Nikki Harmon joined us to discuss her book, When I was Your Girlfriend, about finding yourself within the context of considering a past love. Nikki did a giveaway of her book.

Women and Words link HERE.


Nikki Harmon’s website.

6 June: Order Up blog tour preview and schedule! This is the 3-week-long blog tour for the anthology Order Up: A Menu of Lesbian Romance & Erotica, edited by Andi Marquette and R.G. Emanuelle.

Women and Words link HERE.


R.G. Emanuelle website; Andi Marquette website

ALSO 6 June: Author Caren Werlinger joined us to talk about her latest release, The Beast That Never Was, and about writing as a Faustian pact. Half of the proceeds from Caren’s book will go to a food pantry (sharin’ the luuuv!). Caren did a giveaway of her book.

Women and Words link HERE.


Caren Werlinger’s website

7 June: Author D. Jordan Redhawk did her 2016 mid-year review about the goals she set at the beginning of the year, mentions the site, which is a different kind of crowdfunding for authors, musicians, and artists. Jove and Andi discussed how it works.

Women and Words link HERE.


D. Jordan Redhawk’s website.

8 June: Author Carsen Taite reminded us that it’s Pride week in the U.S., and she’s got an upcoming appearance at Houston Pride.

Jove Belle noted that she, too, will be doing a Pride appearance at Portland (Oregon) Pride next week, at the Ylva Publishing and Curve Magazine booths.

Women and Words link HERE.


Carsen Taite’s website.

9 June:  Author Fiona Zedde blogged about her writing journey, and experience with various writing communities.

Women and Words link HERE.


Fiona Zedde’s website.

10 June: Author Ann Aptaker joined us and wrote about attending the Lambda Awards in New York City on June 6, and about how amazing it felt to win one.

Women and Words link HERE.


Ann Aptaker’s website.


Lambda lists, 2016: Finalists and winners.

11 June: Reader and lesfic advocate extraordinaire Erin Saluta talked about high school reunions. Jove and Andi mentioned that Erin is on another of her epic bike rides to benefit HIV/AIDS research and work. Go, Erin!

Women and Words link HERE.


More about the ride she’s on.


Erin Saluta’s Facebook page, with photos of and updates about the ride.

Jove and Andi then talked about the Ylva Publishing event Lesvos Lesfic, going on right now on the Greek island of Lesvos. Writing workshops, chats, retreats. It’s scheduled for next year, too!

Then Jove and Andi decided, in honor of Pride month, to do some definitions with regard to sex, gender, and sexuality/sexual orientation. Today Andi talked about sex vs. gender and the term cisgender. She recommends the gender wiki! Click HERE.



Book Clips: When Women Were Warriors by Catherine M Wilson Book 1

June 10, 2016

In this episode of Book Clips Catherine M Wilson reads an excerpt from her novel When Women Were Warriors - The Warriors's Path.


When she was a child, the author happily identified with all the male heroes she read about in stories that began, "Once upon a time, a young man went out to seek his fortune." But she would have been delighted to discover even one story like that with a female protagonist. Since she never did find the story she was looking for all those years ago, she decided to write it. 

In Book I of the trilogy, Tamras arrives in Merin’s house to begin her apprenticeship as a warrior, but her small stature causes many, including Tamras herself, to doubt that she will ever become a competent swordswoman. To make matters worse, the Lady Merin assigns her the position of companion, little more than a personal servant, to a woman who came to Merin’s house, seemingly out of nowhere, the previous winter, and this stranger wants nothing to do with Tamras.

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See our full review of this novel on The Lesbian Review


Write Stuff: Revision For Authors with Laina Villeneuve

June 9, 2016

This week on The Write Stuff we chat to Laina Villeneuve. She is the author of several novels and has a unique take on the revision process. 

In this episode she shares some great revision tips and ideas to help you make your work even better.

You can find Laina on Facebook or on her Amazon author page where you can find all of her work. Find her on Bella Books |

You can also email her on


Les Talk About It: Segregating LGBTQ Students at College

June 8, 2016

Les Talk About It

Segreating LGBT Students

In today's show we look at the move to create LGBTQ housing at a Birmingham University and the possible implications of a move like that.