Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: Why We Don’t Use Episodes And Seasons Anymore

January 31, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs

Why We Don't Use Episodes And Seasons Anymore

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss how they started using episodes and seasons and what they learnt that made them stop.

Find out:

  • Why Harper Bliss no longer uses episodes and seasons to mark her books.
  • Why they suggest you don't use this method for numbering books.
  • What the main problems were with this.
  • Why short books are not recommended.
  • The one instance where this may still work.

 

 

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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Les Talk About It: Lesbians Hate Pink

January 30, 2017

Les Talk About It

Lesbians Hate Pink

 

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are discussing The myth that All Lesbians Hate Pink. They ask:

  • Do all lesbians relaly hate pink?
  • Why is this a popular theory?
  • What does pink represent?
  • And why is Pink (the singer) totally awesome.

 

MORE INFO

Sheena is the founder of The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel and The Lesbian Review. Tamara is super smart and loves researching and together this married couple are known to get slightly off topic and laugh a lot.

 

Send your questions and comments to Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com or visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com for more info about this and other lesbian podcasts.

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Women And Words: The Struggle Is Real & The Muse Is Still Missing

January 29, 2017

Women and Words

Podcast Overview 21-27 January 2017

Andi is getting over a cold, and she’s pretty sure it’s affecting her voice and of course her brain. The struggle is real, people. But she did manage to find cough drops with inspirational quotes and everybody should have some of those. And Jove still wants her damn muse to come back. So if you’ve seen her, tell her it would be cool if she’d head on back. She’s got some work to do.

21 Jan.: Lesbian Review guru Sheena did a Reader’s Perspective to talk about “social reading” and how the Internet has allowed  communities to come together and discuss books that matter to them, like lesfic!

 

Women and Words link HERE

Find Sheena at the Lesbian Talk Show website

 

22 Jan.: Author Alison R. Solomon blogged about her latest release, Devoted, through Sapphire Books. She also did a giveaway.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Alison Solomon’s website

 

23 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt brought some thoughts about the past election in the U.S. and how she was affected.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Yvonne Heidt’s website

 

24 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Lee Lynch on what reading can mean from childhood on.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Lee Lynch’s website

 

26 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess on the links between writing and learning in ways you might not have expected.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Renée Bess’ website

 

ALSO 26 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle attended the Women’s March in Washington D.C. and provided a few thoughts.

 

Women and Words link HERE

R.G. Emanuelle’s website

 

27 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a Fangirl Friday with a hodgepodge of what she’s paying attention to in TV and various fandoms. Jove chimed in with some fangirling over Emerald City.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

 

Reminders: Early registration deadline for the GCLS conference in Chicago is 31 January. Also, Jove has an event coming up 11 February in Portland: Literary Lesbian Love. AND Andi would like to remind people that OMG ClexaCon is coming up. 3-5 March, in Las Vegas.

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The Lesbian Historic Motif Project: Catherine Vizzani

January 28, 2017

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast

Episode 6 - Catherine Vizzani

This is the exciting and somewhat surprising story of an 18th century Italian woman who received a surprising level of acceptance for her sexual orientation, both from her parents and from an employer.

In this episode we talk about

  • The outline of Catherine Vizzani’s life
  • Readings from the English translation of her biography, in all their 18th century glory

 

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives here

The full text of the 1755 English translations of Catherine Vizzani’s biography can be found here

This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here 

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

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Les Do Books: Kiss The Girl by Melissa Brayden (Book Club)

January 27, 2017

Les Do Books

Kiss The Girl by Melissa Braden (Book Club)

In this episode, Tara and Brooklyn of The Lesbian Review, discuss their book club pick of the month, Kiss the Girl by Melissa Brayden. Listen to find out what it’s about, what they loved about it, and which character they both had a crush on.

This podcast is seriously full of spoilers, so make sure you read Kiss the Girl before listening.

Buy Kiss the Girl on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

Read Tara’s review at The Lesbian Review

They also announce their next book club pick, Wild by Meghan O’Brien.

Buy Wild on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

Read Tara’s review at The Lesbian Review

More info

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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Book Clips: Never-Tied Nora by Cheyenne Blue

January 26, 2017

Book Clips 

Never-Tied Nora by Cheyenne Blue 

Nora Kelly loves her carefree London life where there's always a new woman to seduce. Her big Irish family tease her about her footloose ways, but she knows she's in no danger of losing her heart.Her family has only one rule when it comes to dating: Nora can date any woman she wants--as long as she's not a Flannery. The Kellys and the Flannerys have been feuding ever since both families arrived in London from Ireland sixty years ago, and time has not lessened the hatred.But never-tied Nora has just met the woman of her dreams, and suddenly commitment isn't a dirty word. Trouble is, Geraldine is a Flannery.Can Nora convince Ger that, despite their families, they are meant to be together?

 

The first book in the "Girl Meets Girl" series--standalone novels with interconnecting characters.

 

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

 

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

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Book Clips: Archer Securities by Jove Belle - Narrated by Ann Etter

January 25, 2017

Book Clips 

Archer Securities by Jove Belle - Narrated by Ann Etter 

Synopsis

Archer Securities has a problem. Someone is stealing more than just stationary, and the losses are adding up. 

Enter Laila Hollister, private investigator. As a favor to her uncle, an executive at Archer, she agrees to investigate. Laila tackles the case with hard-edged determination befitting the PIs she’s read about in novels. 

Trinity Washington works as a systems support specialist for Archer. On the surface, Trinity lives a simple, orderly life. She’s single, cares for her mom who suffers from early onset Alzheimer’s, volunteers at a local homeless shelter, and makes it a point never to litter. She’s a letter-of-the-law kind of girl. 

Except when she’s not. 

With Laila closing in on the truth, will Trinity be caught with her hand in the corporate cookie jar? Or will Laila realize who the real criminal is?

 

Book two of The Law Game features a cyber Robin-Hood-esque antihero who must evade or convert the woman tracking her. 

 

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

 

 

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

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: Goal Round Up For 2017

January 24, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

Goal Round Up Of 2017

 In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss their goals for the upcomming year and how they changed because of last year.

 

Find out:

 

  • Why Harper Bliss no longer has a goal number of books to write and what she changed her goal to be.
  • To whom Harper says, “It’s not you, it’s me.”
  • Why Harper is staying away from Amazon and why she called herself a delegate flower.
  • What Caroline’s brand new aim is for 2017.

 

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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Les Talk About It: How To Meet A Lesbian

January 23, 2017

Les Talk About It 

How To Meet A Lesbian

 

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are discussing how to meet a lesbian. They chat about good places to meet lesbians. It's a quick guide to finding a lesbian partner.

MORE INFO

Sheena is the founder of The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel and The Lesbian Review. Tamara is super smart and loves researching and together this married couple are known to get slightly off topic and laugh a lot.

 

Send your questions and comments to Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com or visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com for more info about this and other lesbian podcasts.

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Women And Words: WTF, muse? Get back to Oregon!

January 22, 2017

Women and Words 

Podcast Overview 14-20 January, 2017 

Andi and Jove are a bit pensive today because of events here in the U.S. and dammit, they’re in a bit of a funk about it, but reclaim/claim your creativity! Speaking of, Jove wants her voice/muse to come back so Andi will pass that message along to said muse. WTF, muse? Get back to Oregon! 

14 Jan.: Reader Ann Etter joined us with a reader’s perspective to talk about what makes a good romance novel. 

Women and Words link HERE 

 

15 Jan.: Author Lucy J. Madison joined us to talk a bit about her work and forthcoming second novel through Sapphire Publishing, In the Direction of the Sun

Women and Words link HERE 

Ludy J. Madison’s website 

 

16 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll joined us with another history blog about trains (the Manchester line!). 

Women and Words link HERE 

Stevie’s LiveJournal 

 

17 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett joined us to discuss reclaiming language. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Ashley Bartlett’s website 

 

18 Jan.: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Jove Belle posted a call for submissions for Best Lesbian Erotica. The contact is Sacchi Green, who will be editing this anthology. 

Women and Words link HERE 

 

19 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle on the creative process and finding stories everywhere. 

Women and Words link HERE 

R.G. Emanuelle’s website 

 

20 Jan.: HOT OFF THE PRESS AND COMING ATTRACTIONS reminder blog post. 

Women and Words link  HERE 

 

ALSO! Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a fanfic Friday on the movie National Treasure, but she also did some philosophizing on the nature of being American and the notion of “liberty.” 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

 

REMINDER! GCLS early bird registrations are due 31 January! Go see. And Jove will be doing an event in February: Literary Lesbian Love. Here are the deets

 

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Book Clips: Naughty Tales Of Leather & Latex by Roxy Katt

January 21, 2017

Book Clips 

Naughty Tales of Leather & Latex by Roxy Katt

Synopsis 

Naughty Tales of Leather & Latex is a trilogy of laugh out loud adventures by Roxy Katt, a self-proclaimed cultural Bolshevik, who has a unique talent for writing what can best be described as slapstick lesbian fetish humor. Roxy’s heroines often find themselves inadvertently entangled in scenarios featuring leather or latex clad women, embarrassing predicaments, and comical sexual liaisons. You will never think of fetish attire in quite the same way after reading The Space MILF, Rubber Space Academy, and The Problem of Leather.

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

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

 

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The Lesbian Review: Fantastic Free Lesbian Books And Where To Find Them

January 20, 2017

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

Fantastic Free Lesbian Books And Where To Find Them 

On this episode of The Lesbian Review Podcast Sheena tells you about a number of Free Lesbian Books and Where To Find Them

 

 

1 When Women Were Warriors by Catherine M Wilson

The first book in the trilogy. 

Get it here

 

2 It Had To Be You by Clare Lydon

A sweet novella that you get for free when you sign up to Clare’s newsletter. 

 

See my review for it here

 

Or sign up here for her newsletter 

 

 

3 Several Free Stories from Harper Bliss

 

Looking for a steamy read then look no further. Bliss gives away a bucket load of books just go to this link and follow instructions 

 

4 Passion Bay by Jennifer Fulton 

 

It is the first book in a four book series and it’s totally free.

 

Get it free on Amazon at this link 

 

Visit The Lesbian Review for all our reviews and top 10 lists or pop me an email on podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com 

 

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Curves Welcome: The Great Escape

January 19, 2017

Curves Welcome

The Great Escape 

Novelist and Motivational Blogger Suzie Carr talks about the problem with depending on external factors to keep balanced and happy, and offers alternative solutions to becoming more mindful.   

A Note to Listeners: 

Is there a topic you’d like to hear me cover? Please email me to let me know. I’ve got a special treat for you if you do. Please mention Podcast Idea in your subject line. 

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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Badass Women Save Themselves: Top 5 Women On A Deserted Island

January 18, 2017

Badass Women Save Themselves

Top 5 Women On A Deserted Island

 

This episode Jove Belle and Blythe Rippon chat about their top 5 women characters to be stuck on a desserted island with.

 

You can find the Badass Women Save Themselves website here

 

 

 

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Book Clips: Translucid by Zen DiPietro

January 17, 2017

Book Clips 

Translucid by Zen DiPietro 

Synopsis

What if you woke up knowing how to do your job, but not your own name? What if you had to rely on other people to tell you who you were? 

What if you thought they were wrong?

Emé Fallon is the security chief of Dragonfire Station, and does a damn good job of it. That’s where her competence ends. Outside of work, she has a wife she doesn’t know, a captain who seems to hate her, and a lot of questions that don’t add up.

Without a past, all she has is the present, and she’ll stop at nothing to ensure she has a future.

Fans of Star Trek, Firefly, and The Expanse will love this new series.

 

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

 

 

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

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Les Talk About It: Do All Lesbians Love SUVs?

January 16, 2017

Les Talk About It 

Do All Lesbians Love SUVs?

 

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are discussing the steriotype that all lesbians love SUVs. They look at where the steriotype comes from. They also discuss why lesbians do love SUVs.

MORE INFO 

Sheena is the founder of The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel and The Lesbian Review. Tamara is super smart and loves researching and together this married couple are known to get slightly off topic and laugh a lot.

 

Send your questions and comments to Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com or visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com for more info about this and other lesbian podcasts.

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Women And Words: Andi and Jove on antibacterial soaps and tattoos

January 15, 2017

Women and Words podcast overview

7-13 January 2017

 

Andi and Jove on antibacterial soaps and tattoos ($13 tattoos in Portland on Friday the 13th!), and breakfast for dinner is totally a thing and you should try it. Speaking of dinner, the phrase “winner winner chicken dinner” made Jove and Andi laugh because it’s like Vegas in the 50s.

 

7 Jan.: Author and reader K Aten took over today’s Saturday spot for Erin Saluta, who is on an extended leave of absence for a family emergency. We wish her the best. Here K (Kelly) discusses fanfic as an entry point for lesfic. WOOO!

Women and Words link HERE

K Aten’s website

 

8 Jan.: Author Christina Philippou joined us with some info about her debut novel, Lost in Static.

Women and Words link HERE

Christina Philippou’s website

 

9 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler re-posted her interview with Genta Sebastian (which may have gotten sucked into the vortex of time and space caused by the Hootenanny) along with the book drawing winner and single-handedly probably introduced half the planet to the phrase “winner winner chicken dinner.”

Women and Words link HERE

Jessie Chandler’s website

Genta Sebastian’s website

 

10 Jan.: Life Coach Angela Grace joined us to provide some tips to those of use who are still feeling derailed as a result of the recent election in the U.S. to help us get back on track.

Women and Words link HERE

 

11 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Jove Belle did some Women and Words housecleaning as well as listed her writing goals for this year.

Women and Words link HERE

Jove Belle’s website

 

12 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde notes that she’s been procrastinating, but she’s also about to embark on another adventure. Two months in southern Africa. Safe travels, Fiona! And hopefully, she’ll hit us up with photos. ☺

Women and Words link HERE

Fiona Zedde’s website

 

13 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirled over the film Star Wars: Rogue One.

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

 

ALSO! GCLS (Golden Crown Literary Society – lesfic!) early bird registrations are due 31 January. The conference is in Chicago this year, beginning July 5.

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Book Clips: Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before by Karelia Stetz-Waters

January 14, 2017

Book Clips 

Forgive me if I've told you this before by Karelia Stetz-Waters 

Shy, intellectual, and living in rural Oregon, Triinu Hoffman just doesn’t fit in. She does her best to hide behind her dyed hair and black wardrobe, but it’s hard to ignore the bullying of Pip Weston and Principal Pinn. It’s even harder to ignore the allure of other girls. As Triinu tumbles headlong into first love and teenage independence, she realizes that the differences that make her a target are also the differences that can set her free. With everyone in town taking sides in the battle for equal rights in Oregon, Triinu must stand up for herself, learn what it is to love and have her heart broken, and become her own woman.

 

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

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

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Les Do Books: Nell Stark talks Lesfic

January 13, 2017

Les Do Books

Nell Stark talks Lesfic

Listen as Tara talks to author Nell Stark (aka Katie Lynch). Authors are readers too, so Tara asks Nell about the lesfic she’s read and loved, including the first and second she ever read and her favourite! 

Check out the books discussed here: 

 

Curious Wine by Katherine V. Forrest - get it on amazon.com | amazon.co.ukamazon.ca 

 

 

Safe Harbor by Radclyffe - get it on amazon.com | amazon.co.uk | amazon.ca 

 

 

When Dreams Tremble by Radclyffe - get it on amazon.com | amazon.co.uk | amazon.ca 

 

 

Learn more about Nell Stark

Website

Facebook

Twitter

 

See our reviews and top 10 lists featuring Nell Stark’s books

See our review of Confucius Jane, published as Katie Lynch

 

More info

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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Book Clips: Say Yes To The Cheerleader

January 12, 2017

Book Clips 

Say Yes To The Cheerleader by Abby Crofton

Coming out was easy compared to trying to talk to your crush. Especially if it turns out that she likes you back.

High school senior Haley Suarez is relieved to be out of the closet. After worrying about what her family and friends would say when they found out she was a lesbian, their unconditional support means the world to her. Best of all for Haley the gossip around her at school came and went quickly. But when just a couple of weeks from graduation beautiful cheerleader Kate Monroe starts to talk to her, and maybe even flirt with her, she isn’t sure what to do. Kate has been her crush for years, but is way out of Haley’s league. What could perfect Kate see in average in every way Haley? Plus, wasn’t Kate straight?

As Kate turns up around Haley more and more, with flimsy excuses and sly jokes, Haley gets to know the less than perfect side of Kate that makes her see the person and not the cheerleader. Haley can’t keep denying what everyone in her life (including her worst enemy) has been telling her: Kate may actually like her.

But as Haley is figuring out, being out doesn't mean she's entirely comfortable with it. If she wants Kate then she's going to have to stop worrying about what other people might say or think. But that’s easier said than done.

Haley has to decide if being with Kate is worth the attention it will bring. Or will her insecurities about being a lesbian prevent her from taking a chance on Kate, and ultimately, on herself?

 

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

 

 

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

 

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