Les Do Books Too: Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton

September 30, 2016

Les Do Books Too

Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton

*Spoiler Allert this review contains spoilers. Read the book before listening.

 

In this episode of Les Do Books Too, Sheena and Tamara talk about 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 this book on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

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Book Clips: First Fall by Genevieve Fortin

September 29, 2016

First Fall

by Genevieve Fortin

Audrey Eriksson gladly gave up fast-paced city living and all its complications years ago. Living in quiet St. Georges suits her perfectly and she’s quite content with her surroundings. But then an unexpected work assignment throws her off-kilter professionally, and a growing attraction to her neighbor threatens to upend her personal life as well. 

 

New to the neighborhood and absorbed in her own problems with a failing marriage, Marielle Demers welcomes her easy friendship with Audrey. Soon the nature of their friendship forces her to question her feelings and when she sees Audrey with another woman she realizes that she’d prefer to be the one who’s dating Audrey. She keeps the revelation secret as long as she can, but her feelings prove harder and harder to ignore. 

 

Can two women who prefer an uncomplicated life handle the messiness of falling in love?

 

You can find this novel on Amazon.com | on Amazon.ca | on Amazon.co.uk 

 

Visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com/Reading for more information on sending us your reading for Book Clips

 

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Les Talk About It: How Shiny Are Lesbian Gold Stars Really?

September 28, 2016

Les Talk About It

Lesbian Gold Stars

In this episode of Les Talk About It, Tamara and Sheena discuss the concept of gold star lesbians and how there is a movement to get rid of the term.

Is being a gold star lesbian really better than not being one? 

They also answer a reader question about cats.

You can email them on podcast@thelesbiantalkshow.com
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Harper Bliss and Her Mrs: Cheyenne Blue Gives Editing Advice

September 27, 2016

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs

Cheyenne Blue Give Editing Advice

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) have a guest. Cheyenne Blue is not only known as an author but she is also a well known editor. Harper uses her a lot with editing work and today Caroline and Harper discuss editing with her.

 

This was a question sent in by a listener. If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

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Therapy Cafe: How To Avoid The Morning After

September 26, 2016

Therapy Cafe

How To Avoid The Morning After

In this episode of the Therapy Café, Zane Winslow (Soul Mates) and Thalia Chase (Eagle Cove) revisit our Lightning Round on lesbian dating when a listener asks us to elaborate on why we would or would not have sex on a first date.

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 contact@therapy.cafe.  And subscribe to and rate our show on Podbean and iTunes. We can't do the show without you.

Congratulations to Kokojo2k15.  You are this week's winner of a free eBook.  We'll get in touch with you via email for further details.  Thanks for subscribing and listening!

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Women And Words: The Horrible-ness of AfterEllen

September 25, 2016

Women and Words

18-23 September 2016

 

Andi Marquette and Jove Belle chattin’ up a storm this week!


18 September: Author Heather Blackmore stopped back by to tell us a bit more about and provide another excerpt from her latest, For Money or Love.


Women and Words link HERE

Heather Blackmore’s website


19 September: Author and Women and Words’ intrepid explorer Stevie Carroll joined us for another fab description of her latest adventure, to the city of Hudderfield in West Yorkshire, where she discovered that there are lots of lions incorporated into the architecture…hmmm…what does it all mean…


Women and Words link HERE

Stevie Carroll’s LiveJournal


21 September: Author Jody Klaire stopped by with her ruminations on how writing can help you raise awareness in a variety of ways. Jove and Andi ruminate on the zen of Jody.


Women and Words link HERE

Jody Klaire’s website


22 September: Author and Women and Wordster Gill McKnight told us a bit about Women Fest on the Greek island of Lesvos, in the town of Skala Eressos, where Sappho’s legendary school was based.


Women and Words link HERE

Gill McKnight’s website


23 September: Fangirl Friday with author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette, who discusses the 1985 film The Goonies, and her recent visit to the town where it was filmed in Oregon. She and Jove ponder why that movie resonated with so many, and bring in some angst of the era to unpack it.


Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website


Jove is headed up to Seattle Saturday the 24th to participate in the Gay Romance Northwest meetup at the downtown branch of the Seattle Public Library. Books! Authors! Discussions! Free!


Jove and Andi discussed the horrible-ness of AfterEllen.com shutting down. That is, the site will be left up, and there might be some new content from freelancers, but basically, it’s dead. Former editor-in-chief posted on her Tumblr about what happened, and that AE was taken over by a media company that gave it two years to be profitable. Apparently, it wasn’t profitable enough, and Trish also called out the new management, which is mostly male and mostly heterosexual. For that, she was let go earlier and the offer of a severance package was rescinded. [NOTE: it’s Bilerico that reported that, not LGBTQ Nation, as Andi said in the podcast. Sorry about the error.]


Former colleagues at AE set up a fundraising page to help Trish Bendix. The page wanted to raise $5,000 and anything past that they’d give to AutoStraddle, which is perpetually struggling.


The larger question Andi and Jove raise is how do we keep lesbian/bi/queer women’s media going? Something we all need to address as a community.


Here’s the link to the fundraising page for Trish and AutoStraddle.

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Lesbian Historic Motif Project: Same-sex Marriage in Restoration England

September 24, 2016

Lesbian Historic Motif Project Podcast 

Episode 2 “Same-Sex Marriage in Restoration England”

by Heather Rose Jones

A discussion of the marriage between Amy Poulter (as James Howard) and Arabella Hunt, and of the subsequent lawsuit to dissolve the marriage, can be found in the following publication.


Crawford, Patricia & Sara Mendelson. 1995. "Sexual Identities in Early Modern England: The Marriage of Two Women in 1680" in Gender and History vol 7, no 3: 362-377.


You can find a discussion of this article as part of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project blog here


You can find Heather Rose Jones novels on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Les Do Books: Depths Of Blue by Lise MacTague (Book Club)

September 23, 2016

Les Do Books

Depths of Blue, aka the Book with Brooklyn’s Ultimate Crush (Book Club)

Brooklyn and Tara, reviewers at The Lesbian Review, discuss their book club pick of the month, Depths of Blue by Lise MacTague. Listen to find out what it’s about, who is Brooklyn’s favourite lesfic character, and which part was Tara’s favourite. 

 

This podcast is chock full of spoilers, so make sure you read Depths of Blue before listening.

 

They also announce their next book club pick, Broken Trails by D. Jordan Redhawk, which they will discuss in the episode that airs October 21.

 

More info

Come talk to us about this 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 Deal With Change

September 22, 2016

Curves Welcome 

How to Deal with Change 

 

Novelist and Motivational Blogger Suzie Carr discusses change and its inevitable presence in our life.  

 

In this episode Suzie

  • Explores natural reactions to change
  • Suggests ways to look at change through a productive lens
  • Discusses how complaining can backfire
  • Offers a defining question to get you thinking differently about change

More info

  • Join Suzie’s Facebook group Feed Your Joy 
  • Visit Curves Welcome to receive 2 free stories by submitting name and email 
  • Email Suzie questions and comments
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Les Talk About It: Lesbians Are Crazy Cat Ladies

September 21, 2016

Les Talk About It

The Myth: Lesbians Are Crazy Cat Ladies

Today Sheena and Tamara chat about the myth that all lesbians love cats and that lesbians are crazy cat ladies.

Tamara also discovered where the term pussy originated.

Send your emails to Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com
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Harper Bliss and Her Mrs: Using Competitions & Promotions To Sell More Books

September 20, 2016

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs

Sell More Books Using Competitions And Promotions

 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss how they use promotions and competitions to sell more books. They look at what works best and what doesn't work.

 

This was a question sent in by a listener. If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk Amazon.ca

 

 

 

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Therapy Cafe: Be Careful What You Wish For

September 19, 2016

Therapy Cafe

Be Careful What You Wish For

In this episode of the Therapy Café, Zane Winslow (Soul Mates) and Thalia Chase (Eagle Cove) help a listener figure out what she needs from her hot, powerful, lesbian wife.

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 contact@therapy.cafe.  And subscribe to and rate our show on Podbean and iTunes. We can't do the show without you.

Congratulations to Dawn Wilber.  You are this week's winner of a free eBook.  We'll get in touch with you via email for further details.  Thanks for subscribing and listening!

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Women And Words: Andi Marquette and R.G. Emmanuelle and it’s raining!

September 18, 2016

Women and Words podcast overview

4 Sept.-10 Sept., 2016

 

4 September: Author Heather Blackmore joined us to talk about her latest release, For Money or Love. She did a giveaway, too!

 

Women and Words link HERE

Heather Blackmore’s website

 

6 September: Author and Women and Wordster D Jordan Redhawk did a slightly different blog than her usual fare. 10 things she learned in school that did not come from the curriculum.

 

Women and Words link HERE

D Jordan Redhawk’s website

 

7 September:  Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite blogged about her forthcoming project (she’s still working on it), Letter of the Law. She also got into a bit about her writing process.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Carsen Taite’s website

Also, you can check out pens like the one Carsen features on her blog HERE (that’s the artist)

 

8 September: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde joined us to talk a bit about her journey as a writer, and the choices she’s made to continue that pursuit.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Fiona Zedde’s website

 

9 September: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette does a Fangirl Friday, this time about the character of Alicia Clark in Fear the Walking Dead.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

 

10 September: Reader and Women and Wordster Erin Saluta joins us with an interview with lesfic reader and avid supporter Charlotte Demesko.

 

Women and Words link HERE

 

Reminder links! Jove will be at the Gay Romance Northwest Meetup Sept. 24th.

Authors and publishers, join us for the Hootenanny in December! Sign up HERE.

And if you’re in NM, consider the Western Women Writers of New Mexico meetup, Sept. 17th!

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Book Clips: Good Water by Kayt C Peck

September 16, 2016

Good Water

by Kayt Peck

The dry plains drew Judy Proctor like a bear to her den…or a moth to the flame. Ranching was her life. The sweat as she branded or “doctored” cattle…the howl of a coyote in the quiet, night air ... half-frozen fingers as she cut the wire to loosen hay bales for hungry cattle scratching for survival in snow-covered land…all of the everyday existence on the ranch was her life.

It was where she belonged.

It was a lonely life.

She had tried to leave the ranch to join the “normal” existence of a talented young woman in the city, but it had never been home. When her parents were killed in an automobile accident, she returned to the family ranch as much because she needed it as it needed her. She faced a lonely life to be shared with no better company than Somegood and Useless, her cow dog and the mottled mutt that were her companions.

Kathleen Romero slipped into Judy’s life unexpectedly. She came to the plains to write a story. Would she stay because of the real truth she found in the simple drama of husbanding land and animals?

Unfortunately, even wide-open spaces can be plagued by prejudice and closed-minds. As the two women struggle to know each other, they must also carve a place for themselves among the country-folk who have been Judy’s friends and neighbors her entire life.

You can find this novel on Amazon.com | on Amazon.ca | on Amazon.co.uk 

Visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com/Reading for more information on sending us your reading for Book Clips

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Book Clips: Locked Inside by Annette Mori

September 15, 2016

Locked Inside

by Anette Mori

How much does the power of love matter to someone who has overcome obstacles greater than most people face in a lifetime? 

Carly, a beautiful and vivacious young woman, sees something in the semi-comatose Belinda and they form an unusual bond. 

Can Carly help Belinda break free from her emotional prison? Will Belinda’s fears allow their relationship to evolve into something deeper? 

Find out in this wonderfully evocative romance that is sure to touch your heart. 

You can find this novel on Amazon.com | on Amazon.ca | on Amazon.co.uk 

Visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com/Reading for more information on sending us your reading for Book Clips

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Les Talk About It: What does it mean to be a lesbian?

September 14, 2016

What Is A Lesbian?

This question may not be as easy to answer as it seems.

In this episode of Les Talk About It, Tamara is all alone. Even so she has an entertaining discussion about what it means to be a lesbian. 

She takes a quick look at the history of the term lesbian, when it became popular and what it meant.
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Harper Bliss and Her Mrs: How To Create The Perfect Cover

September 13, 2016

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss How They Make The Perfect Cover and what they have learnt about covers over the years.

 

This was a question sent in by a listener. If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

 

If you are looking for a predesigned book cover site then go to www.BoostBookCovers.com

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Therapy Cafe: Raising Your Inner Child

September 12, 2016

In this episode of the Therapy Café, Zane Winslow (Soul Mates) and Thalia Chase (Eagle Cove) discuss how you achieve a healthy relationship when your childhood was filled with abuse.

Zane is played by author KA Moll and Thalia is played by author Darla Baker.
You find more on Therapy.cafe

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 contact@therapy.cafe.  And subscribe to and rate our show on Podbean and iTunes. We can't do the show without you.

Congratulations to Kris Rhavensfyre. You are this week's winner of the free eBook, Falling Through Shooting Stars by Nancy Ann Healy . We'll get in touch with you via email for further details.  Thanks for subscribing and listening!


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Women And Words: 10 Things D Jordan Redhawks learned in school & not from the curriculum

September 11, 2016

Women and Words

4 Sept.-10 Sept., 2016

 

4 September: Author Heather Blackmore joined us to talk about her latest release, For Money or Love. She did a giveaway, too!

 

Women and Words link HERE

Heather Blackmore’s website

 

6 September: Author and Women and Wordster D Jordan Redhawk did a slightly different blog than her usual fare. 10 things she learned in school that did not come from the curriculum.

 

Women and Words link HERE

D Jordan Redhawk’s website

 

7 September:  Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite blogged about her forthcoming project (she’s still working on it), Letter of the Law. She also got into a bit about her writing process.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Carsen Taite’s website

Also, you can check out pens like the one Carsen features on her blog HERE (that’s the artist)

 

8 September: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde joined us to talk a bit about her journey as a writer, and the choices she’s made to continue that pursuit.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Fiona Zedde’s website

 

9 September: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette does a Fangirl Friday, this time about the character of Alicia Clark in Fear the Walking Dead.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

 

10 September: Reader and Women and Wordster Erin Saluta joins us with an interview with lesfic reader and avid supporter Charlotte Demesko.

 

Women and Words link HERE

 

Reminder links! Jove will be at the Gay Romance Northwest Meetup Sept. 24th.

Authors and publishers, join us for the Hootenanny in December! Sign up HERE.

And if you’re in NM, consider the Western Women Writers of New Mexico meetup, Sept. 17th!

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Book Clips: Dawn Of The Deb by Laurie Moore

September 10, 2016

In This Episode of Book Clips Laurie Moore reads from her novel, Dawn Of The Deb.

Synopsis for Dawn Of The Deb by Laurie Moore

When Dainty Prescott, privileged socialite, last year’s debutante, broadcast
journalist for WBFD-TV, and owner of the Debutante Detective Agency accepts and
squanders a retainer from oil baron Avery Marshall, she becomes obligated to
groom Avery’s socially awkward stepdaughter, Dawn, for the upcoming, über
-exclusive Rubanbleu ball. 


To kick off her training, Avery sends Dainty, her sister Teensy, and Dainty’s friends Salem and Venice for a spa weekend with Dawn at a west Texas resort. But the trip goes terribly wrong when the girls witness killers storm the lodge and execute the owners and staff. Authorities wonder if the murders are the result of a drug deal gone bad; Dainty suspects her jailed
stepmother hired hit men to kill her and Teensy to prevent them from testifying
at her upcoming murder trial. Fleeing the killers on their trail, the women
retreat to Daisy’s grandmother’s mansion. 


Then Dainty discovers that Dawn is
mentally ill and un-medicated, making her just as dangerous as the men they’re
running from. Chopper Deke, WBFD’s helicopter pilot, offers them his home with a
panic room, but celebutant Dainty and her socialites must move quickly to
unravel the reason behind the resort murders, while staying one step ahead of
four men in black ski masks who want them dead.


You can find this novel 


You can find the author on her website  


Email us on Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com if you have questions or comments.


Visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com/Reading for more information on sending us your reading for Book Clips

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