Book Clips: Murder Ink by Laurie Moore

November 30, 2016

Murder Ink

by Laurie Moore

Dakota Jones, nouveau riche owner of Runaway Investigations, expects a quiet Thanksgiving with her girlfriend, Kris Carson, a homicide investigator with the Phoenix Police Department. But Kris gets called in to work, spoiling their long-awaited day together.

Celia St. Claire, the madam of Fantasy Escorts, Unlimited—a high-dollar escort service—was found murdered and her body posed at a grisly scene, and Kris’s police partner, Hamilton Stark is asking for Kris’s assistance with the investigation. It looks like someone had a grudge to settle with Celia until another fantasy escort is found murdered a few days later.

Then a third fantasy escort is found dead, and a pattern begins to emerge in the clues from each victim—henna tattoos, with lyrics from popular songs, and missing locks of hair.

Dakota, who once worked as a fantasy escort for Celia, wants the murders solved but Kris, who’s glad Dakota left her old life, wants her to stay out of the investigation and distance herself, despite phone calls from the remaining escorts who are begging for Dakota’s help.

Jealousy between Hamilton and Dakota for Kris’s time and affection erupts as the two detectives work the pattern killer cases; after all, Kris once had a meaningless fling with Hamilton and it’s getting in the way again.

Then grizzled stranger Travis Creeley—one of Dakota’s former fantasy clients?—appears in town looking for his daughter while Dakota searches for a missing teenaged neighbor, a wealthy member of the Goth culture and aspiring henna tattoo artist.

Could the teenager be involved, or know who’s responsible for the murders? Hindered by local politics, Kris and Hamilton must accept Dakota’s help as they work parallel investigations in order to stop the murders and find justice for the victims now that Kris and Dakota find themselves targets of a frightening pattern-killer.

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

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Harper Bliss and Her Mrs: Writing Characters We Care About

November 29, 2016

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs

Writing Characters We Care About

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss whether or not charcters should be perfect or flawed. They also talk about what makes a reader relate to a character.

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

Book Bliss Recommends

Steven King on Writing - get it on amazon.com | amazon.co.uk | amazon.ca  

 

 

James Scott Bell - amazon.com | amazon.co.uk | amazon.ca  

 

Sandra Gerth Show Don’t Tell amazon.com | amazon.co.uk | amazon.ca  

 

 

 

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Therapy Cafe: Girlfriend Needs A Saucer Of Milk

November 28, 2016

Therapy Cafe

Girlfriend Needs A Saucher Of Milk

In this episode, Zane (Soul Mates) and Thalia (Eagle Cove) help a listener navigate the cat-infested field of lesbian lovers.

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

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Women And Words: Should We Buy A Private Island?

November 27, 2016

Women and Words Podcast Overview

19-25 November 2016

Jove and Andi freak out about the crazy that comes with the holidays in the States, discuss more about steampunk, wonder if they should buy a private island, and decide that neither of them can articulate properly because HOLIDAYS. And yes, Andi was drinking whiskey during this podcast but no bottles were harmed.

19 November: Women and Wordster reader-in-residence Erin Saluta blogged about getting away from it all so she discussed some books whose plotlines included islands.

Women and Words link HERE

Are you a reader interested in getting interviewed by Erin about lesfic? Contact her on Facebook.

 

20 November: Q&A with rom com writer Ana B. Good, whose debut novel, The Big Sugarbush, features a plethora of quirky characters. There was also a giveaway, which is why you should totes check WaW all the time to see what’s up because we do giveaways ALL.THE.TIME.

Women and Words link HERE

The Big Sugarbush website

 

21 November: Women and Wordster and author Stevie Carroll in the UK joins us for another awesome history tidbit. This week deals with the British love of steam – i.e. steam trains. Plus she brings in steampunk, as she attended a conference along those lines recently.

Women and Words link HERE

Stevie Carroll’s LiveJournal

 

22 November: Brand spankin’ new Women and Wordster and author Ashley Bartlett does her first blog with us, about her writing of anti-heroes and on being and outsider.

Women and Words link HERE

Ashley Bartlett’s website

 

23 November: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Anthology curators Lee Lynch and Renée Bess are looking for prose/poetry (nonfiction/fiction) up to 5K words dealing with queer lives in queer bars. Deadline is 1/1/2017.

Women and Words link HERE (includes guidelines)

Lee Lynch’s website

Renée Bess’ website

 

24 November: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess blogs about her recent experience at a wedding in which she and her wife experienced no backlash for dancing together, and how it affected her and may affect her writing.

Women and Words link HERE

Renée Bess’ website

 

25 November: THREE BLOGS TODAY!

One: We’ve posted new releases and forthcoming releases! GO SEE.

Two: Fangirl Friday! Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette on why she fangirls, and how diversity seems to express in fandoms before elsewhere.

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

 

Three: Call for Submissions! Anthology, The Intimacy of Survival, on being older and LGBTQ and the ways you survived.

Women and Words link HERE (submission details)

Plus: Hootenanny reminder! We’re not only giving away books (12-23 Dec.; easily 20-40 a day). We’ve got 4 Kindles up for grabs and a bunch of tees. So we hope you come on down. We are closing the submission form this weekend, but here’s the link.

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Lesbian Historic Motif Project: Bosom Sex

November 26, 2016

Lesbian Historic Motif Project Podcast 

Episode 4 “Bosom Sex”

by Heather Rose Jones


A discussion of the correspondence between Addie Brown and Rebecca Primus and the details of their personal histories can be found in the following article.


Hansen, Karen V. 1995. "No Kisses is Like Youres" in Gender and History vol 7, no 2: 153-182.


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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Book Clip: Mother Of Souls by Heather Rose Jones

November 25, 2016

Mother Of Souls

by Heather Rose Jones

At last! Return to the enchanted realm of Alpennia for the eagerly awaited sequel to Daughter of Mystery and The Mystic Marriage.

All her life, Serafina Talarico has searched in vain for a place where she and her mystical talents belong. She never found it in Rome—the city of her birth—where her family’s Ethiopian origins marked them as immigrants. After traveling halfway across Europe to study with Alpennia's Royal Thaumaturgist, her hopes of finding a home among Margerit Sovitre’s circle of scholars are dashed, for Serafina can perceive, but not evoke, the mystical forces of the Mysteries of the Saints and even Margerit can't awaken her talents.

When Serafina takes lodgings with Luzie Valorin, widowed music teacher and aspiring composer, both their lives are changed forever. Luzie’s music holds a power to rival the Mysteries, and Serafina alone has the vision to guide her talents. For sorcery threatens the fate of Alpennia—indeed of all of Europe—locking the mountains in a malevolent storm meant to change the course of history. Alpennia’s mystic protections are under attack and the key to survival may lie in the unlikeliest of places: Luzie’s ambition to write an opera on the life of the medieval philosopher Tanfrit.

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

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Curves Welcome: A Little Goes A Long Way

November 24, 2016

Curves Welcome 

A Little Goes a Long Way 

 

Novelist and Motivational Blogger Suzie Carr discusses how giving just a little bit of yourself can have impactful results on the lives of many. 

 

In this episode Suzie explores: 

 

  • The contagious effect of giving
  • Ways a person can give
  • Random acts of kindness and its benefits

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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Harper Bliss and Her Mrs: What We Do To Improve Our Writing

November 22, 2016

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs

What We Do To Improve Our Writing 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss 

 

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

 

Three Podcasts I Listen To: 

 

  1. Joanna Penn The Creative Pen
  2. The self publishing formula 
  3. The James Patterson writing course

Books and Authors I Recommend

Steven King on Writing Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

James Scott Bell Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

Sandra Gerth Show Don’t Tell Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

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Therapy Cafe: Knee Jerk Trumps Change

November 21, 2016

Therapy Cafe

Knee Jerk Trumps Change

In this episode, Zane (Soul Mates) and Thalia (Eagle Cove) take a left turn away from our usual listener advice to process our thoughts and feelings regarding the recent presidential election in America. 

Trump will be our next president. Change is upon us.  How do we avoid either knee jerk responses or analysis paralysis and make the most of our advocacy energy to keep ourselves and those we love safe for the next four years?

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 Gail Dodge-Hankin.  You've won your choice of one of our eBooks. 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 State Of The World, Steampunk and Goats and Alpacas

November 20, 2016

Women and Words

Podcast Overview 12-18 November 2016

Wherein Jove and Andi wax philosophical about the state of the world, goats and alpacas, and steampunk.

 

12 November: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta does a Reader’s Perspective with Ann Etter. Readers talking about lesfic! Come on down!

Women and Words link HERE

 

14 November: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler brings up the safety pin campaign and hopes that everyone just remembers to share the luv.

Women and Words link HERE

Jessie Chandler’s website

 

16 November: Author and Women and Wordster Jove Belle would like all of us to share the luv and help raise money for a Women and Words donation to the organization Heifer International.

Women and Words link HERE

Jove Belle’s website

 

17 November: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle does some processing over the U.S. election and reminds us to persevere.

Women and Words link HERE

R.G. Emanuelle’s website

 

18 November: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette does a Fangirl Friday interview with New York Times bestselling steampunk author Gail Carriger, who just released a F/F novella and we’re giving a copy away on Wednesday of next week. Hit the link to check it out.

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

Jove and Andi talk about struggling in the wake of the election with writing. Andi also wanted to remind everyone out there that Women and Words does post calls for submissions on its website. CLICK HERE.

 

And also check out this call for submissions, “Women’s Words, Women’s Lives.” FAST TURNAROUND, friends. 2000 words. CLICK IT AND CHECK IT.

Also! We’ll be closing the Hootenanny sign up form next Friday. That’s our big holiday giveaway that starts Dec. 12! Authors and publishers, if you want to donate books, now’s your chance.

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Book Clips: Staying True by Suzie Carr

November 19, 2016

Staying True

by Suzie Carr

2013 Rainbow Book Awards - Honorable Mention

 

Free-spirited masseuse Ruby Clark treasures her independence, refusing to allow anyone to encroach on her sense of control. She succeeds at remaining unaffected until she meets Nadia Chase, a self-assured, sexy new client who sets Ruby’s heart in motion.

 

The two develop a connection that drips with chemistry. As Ruby struggles to maintain her autonomy amidst the fervent attraction, Nadia reveals a secret that threatens to derail both their professional relationship and their blossoming love. 

 

Seeking guidance and support from Shawna, their transgendered friend who struggles with her own issues of self-worth, and Ruby’s grampa, a wise storyteller who raised Ruby in the aftermath of a childhood tragedy, the unlikely foursome embarks on a quest to learn the meaning of love, letting go, and staying true.

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

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

 

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Book Clips: Soul Mistakes by EA Kafkalas

November 19, 2016

Soul Mistakes

by EA Kafkalas

Soul Mistakes 


Can the past be undone?

 

Alex is a successful children’s author married to an artist living in New York City. But even happily married women can question things when thrown together with their first love.

 

Mindy married the college quarterback, and has two children. She did everything she was supposed to do, but she was only ever happy with Alex.

 

When Alex returns home for the funeral of Mindy’s mother, old passions resurface throwing both their worlds into turmoil

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

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

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Badass Women Save Themselves: Top Five Female Badasses on TV for 2016

November 17, 2016

Badass Women Save Themselves 

Top 5 Female Baddasses on TV for 2016 

Today Jove Belle and Blythe Rippon chat about their 5 favorite female characters on TV

We're living through the Golden Age of television, according to the people who decide such things, and 2016 has seen some truly impressive representations of badass women. From shows on premium channels to primetime television, women have been badass physically, emotionally, and politically. And that's just Lexa from The 100. 

 

Check out the podcaster profile of Jove Belle and Blythe Rippon on The Lesbian Talk Show website

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Les Talk About It: Lesbians Using Strap Ons Want To Be Men

November 16, 2016

Les Talk About It 

Lesbians Using Strap Ons Want To Be Men 

 

In today's episode Sheena and Tamara discuss a number of myths around lesbians and stap ons such as:

  • Lesbians want to be men and therefore wear strap ons
  • Lesbians should just have sex with men if they want a penis
  • Lesbians aren't real lesbians if they use a strap on

Sheena is the founder of The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. She and Tamara have been happily married since 2008 and live in South Africa (where gay marriage is legal and not just called a civil union). Also the birds in the background are Hadedas - native to South Africa, ugly as anything and obnoxiously loud. But they came to say hi anyway.

You can contact them via email

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Harper Bliss and Her Mrs: The Dos And Don’ts Of Asking For Reviews

November 15, 2016

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs

The Dos And Don'ts Of Asking For Reviews

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss 

 

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: Reeling In The Soul Mate

November 14, 2016

Therapy Cafe

Reeling In The Soul Mate

Have you met someone who's making you see fireworks, rainbows, and unicorns? Is she the one? How do you know? What if you're certain but she isn't?

In this upcoming episode, Zane (Soul Mates) and Thalia (Eagle Cove) help a listener navigate the choppy waters in search of her soul mate.

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!

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Women And Words: Sharing The Luv

November 13, 2016

Women and Words 

Podcast Overview Week of 5-11 November 2016

 

Jove and Andi want to share the luv with all of you, and hope you join them next month for the giant Hootenanny giveaway because they think we could all use a community infusion of luv. Oh, and CLEXACON OMG!

5 November: Our fave reader-in-residence Erin Saluta brought up something that writers and editors need to be careful of – cool details in books that uh-oh, we might not follow up on in the story. Good tip, Erin! Lol

Women and Words link HERE

 

7 November: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae reminded us to support creativity and that our literature is more important now than ever.

Women and Words link HERE

Lynette Mae’s website

 

8 November: Life coach and psychologist Angela Grace joins us with some timely reminders about the upcoming holiday season: remember your self care.

Women and Words link HERE

 

9 November: Author and Women and Wordster Jove Belle reminds us of all the fun and awesome going on at Women and Words, including the HOOTENANNY!

Women and Words link HERE

Jove Belle website

 

10 November: Author, explorer, and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde notes that unfortunately, there is some serious suckage afoot following the US elections, but that we must get back to work and create something better. Thanks, Fiona.

Women and Words link HERE

Fiona Zedde’s website

 

11 November: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette loses her everloving fangirl shit because she was able to chat with the organizers behind the inaugural ClexaCon, the con dealing with queer women’s representation in media.

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

And author Ashley Bartlett will soon be contributing with us. And to escape the horrible-ness you may be feeling this week, why not write that book you’ve been meaning to? National Novel Writing Month is in full swing! Also, at some point, maybe consider going to a GamerX con in the future if it’s in your neighborhood.

 

And remember to spread love, be supportive, and keep building community, friends.

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Book Clips: Southern Girl by Renee J Lukas

November 12, 2016

Southern Girl

by Renee J Lukas

Growing up in the 70s and 80s in Tennessee leaves Jesse Aimes confused about pretty much everything. Nothing makes sense to her at all. Not bell-bottoms or crazy teachers and especially not boys. But when she finally wins a spot on the high school basketball team, she begins to feel comfortable in her own skin. 

Then her childhood best friend Stephanie comes back to town and stirs feelings in Jesse that leave her even more confused. She knows those feelings must be wrong. She only has to listen to the “you’re going to hell” sermons by her preacher father to know it. 

But romance secretly blossoms between the two girls…until their secret is blown wide open by a jealous classmate. As the truth comes out it threatens everything—Jesse’s future in basketball, her family and even her relationship with Stephanie. What can she do when there seems to be no way out?

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

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

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Book Clips: Second Heart by EA Kafkalas

November 11, 2016

Second Heart

by EA Kafkalas

The Second Heart


Is love truly universal?

Major Kate Winston is a decorated officer with a promising career until she wakes up naked in the arms a strange woman with no memory of how she got there. 

Alexia is from another planet sent by the elders to kill Major Winston to put off the foreseen destruction of their planet by Earth’s mistakes. 

From the backwoods of Pennsylvania to New York City to Alexia’s home world, the novel weaves a tale of emotional intrigue as two women from different words struggle with their desires, and life and death decisions.

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

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

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Curves Welcome: Getting Into Flow

November 10, 2016

Curves Welcome 

Getting Into Flow 

Novelist and Motivational Blogger Suzie Carr discusses how to get back into flow when life tosses obstacles in your path.


In this episode Suzie explores:

 

  • How to decide if you’re on the right path
  • How to get rid of stagnating limitations
  • Discover your what and why for doing something.

 

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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