Roslyn Sinclair (aka Telanu) Shares 5 Devil Wears Prada Fanfic Recommendations

September 14, 2018

Roslyn Sinclair (aka Telanu) Shares 5 Devil Wears Prada Fanfic Recommendations

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, Roslyn Sinclair is back! Not only is the author of fabulous Lily and the Crown (hellooooo, lesbian space pirates!), but she’s Telanu, author of the greatest Devil Wears Prada fanfic of all time, Truth and Measure!

Roslyn joins Tara to talk about what is the Devil Wears Prada, why she started writing fanfic about it, why it endures as a popular fandom, and shares 5 stories that she recommends.

Check out the stories that Roslyn recommends here:

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Lullabye (Sting) by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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Episode 26b: Interview with K Aten

September 8, 2018

Interview with K Aten

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 26b

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

In this episode we talk about

  • The setting and characters of The Arrows of Artemis
  • Moving from fanfic to original historical fiction
  • The joys and frustrations of researching ancient Greece

Publications mentioned:

More info

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Twitter:

  • @WORDNRD68

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No transcript is available for this episode.

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Author And Marketing Guru Anne Hagan Gets Interviewed

August 29, 2018

Author and Marketing Guru Anne Hagan Gets Interviewed

The Lesbian Review Podcast

In this episode Sheena is joined today by author Anne Hagan to talk about newsletter marketing and Anne’s books.

Find out:

  • Why a mailing list is important for all authors
  • Why social media should not replace your mailing list
  • How to offer great value in your emails to readers
  • How often to send a newsletter

 

Relic by Anne Hagan

Book 1 in the Morelville Mysteries

Cases collide for two star-crossed ladies of law enforcement!

Customs Special Agent Dana Rossi was forced to start her life anew after a bad breakup with her former girlfriend and the loss of a job that she loved. These days, she spends life on the road, moving from one case to another until one day when runs run right into the path of Sheriff Mel Crane. The feisty, sexy butch cop is as determined to uncover a counterfeiting ring in her county as Agent Rossi becomes to stop a stalker obsessed with Mel and hot for her company. Dana is under the added pressure of conducting an undercover investigation of her own with a tight deadline: finding and then stopping a ring of smugglers bringing high-end designer knock-offs into the states. 

Could their cases be related? When repeated vicious attacks on Mel and on her home accelerate the danger for her and also their attraction to each other, they become desperate to find the truth and solve the two mysteries. Can they find a way to work together to resolve both cases while coming to terms with their growing feelings for one another? Can Dana move beyond her jilted lover past and find true happiness with a small town Sheriff? 

The debut novel from Anne Hagan, her Mel and Dana characters in Relic are a great addition to the pantheon of lesbian women sleuths like Jane Lawless in the novels of Ellen Hart, the characters of Gerri Hill like Detective Tori Hunter with the hard-boiled edges of the Sara Paretsky private detective, V. I. Warshawski. 

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The Passed Prop by Anne Hagan

Book 1 in the Morelville Cozies

Chloe Rossi wants to retire with her husband and move away from suburban sprawl to bucolic Morelville; the only trouble is, Morelville is experiencing its worst crime wave ever and Marco Rossi wants no part of a move there. What to do?

Faye Crane would like nothing more than to have her good friend Chloe move closer to her and to Chloe’s own daughter. She’s got Chloe convinced it’s a smart move but Marco is a tougher nut to crack. A string of brutal, ritualistic style murders around Halloween with no witnesses and little evidence to work with has Fayes’ Sheriff daughter and her entire department stymied. Marco is second guessing even taking his retirement since Sheriff Mel can’t get a handle on the killings and bring peace and wellbeing back to the tiny village.

Someone has to root out a killer. Can Faye and Chloe nose around and figure out what the police can’t to solve the crimes? If they do, will Marco still waver or will he consent to move? 

This is the first book in a new spin-off series from the Morelville Mysteries series by Anne Hagan. The book stands alone but, if you’re interested in getting all of the Crane and Rossi families back story, you should check out the fifth book in the first series, Viva Mama Rossi!

If Faye and Chloe were 35 years younger, they could give Stephanie Plum and Lula, from the Janet Evanovich series that features them, a run for their money. They aren't quite to the Miss Marple stage from the Agatha Christie novels yet but they do have to work crime solving in, in between caring for their demanding spouses - something the spinster Jane Marple never had to worry about - and around the needs of their overactive bladders. Too much coffee during the day is never a good thing during late evening stakeouts. 

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Inquiring Minds Want To Know

August 27, 2018

Inquiring Minds Want To Know

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

KA and Dana usually plan episodes together. But not this time. In this episode, Dana takes the reins and puts KA on the HOT seat. Topics discussed include KA's books, marriage, boxers, and ice cream. KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Astrid Ohletz’s Lesbian Fiction Journey

August 17, 2018

Astrid Ohletz’s Lesbian Fiction Journey

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, Tara is joined by Astrid Ohletz, Managing Director at Ylva Publishing, who shares her journey with discovering lesbian fiction (including fan fiction!) and how it changed her life.  

Check out the books they discussed here:

Find Astrid Ohletz online

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Lullabye (Sting) by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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Being An Author, Ally & Founder Of AUSXIP with Mary D Brooks

August 15, 2018

Being An Author, Ally & Starting AUSXIP with Mary D Brooks

The Lesbian Review Podcast

In this episode of The Lesbian Review Podcast Sheena is joined today by Mary D Brooks author, ally and founder of AusXip.

Find out

  • Why Mary D Brooks thinks that fanfic is a great place for writers to start
  • How AUSXIP was born
  • Why the questions of being an ally was never a question

 

We also talk about these books:

 

In The Blood Of The Greeks by Mary D Brooks

Publisher: AUSXIP Publishing

Synopsis

Forbidden love, heart racing suspense, an epic tale set in war-ravaged Greece. 

Two women -- one a German officer's daughter, the other a young Greek woman filled with fury -- race against time to help Jews escape a Greek town during World War II. They are moments from death if their clandestine operation is exposed. 

Eva and Zoe should be enemies but fate brings them together to work as a team to accomplish their life saving mission. They find themselves in an unlikely friendship that transcends the barriers between them and while they work to help Jews escape, their unlikely friendship turns to love. Zoe Lambros' faith in God is shattered after her mother's death at the hands of the German Commander. She determines to defy the enemy in every way she can--including a festering urge to kill the German Commander's daughter, Eva Muller.

Eva Muller has a tortured past, and a secret, if revealed, will lead to certain death at the hands of her father. Despite knowing the risk, Eva is working with the village priest to help the Jews escape. With her activities closely observed, Eva needs help to continue the clandestine operation and Zoe Lambros is the answer despite her antagonism to the fiery Greek.

 

Get it on Amazon

See our review on The Lesbian Review

 

Mary’s recommendations for Lesbian Novels

The Red Files by Lee Winter

Publisher: Ylva Publishing

Synopsis

Ambitious Daily Sentinel journalist Lauren King is chafing on LA’s vapid social circuit, reporting on glamorous A-list parties while sparring with her rival—the formidable, icy Catherine Ayers. Ayers is an ex-Washington political correspondent who suffered a humiliating fall from grace, and her acerbic, vicious tongue keeps everyone at bay. Everyone, that is, except knockabout Iowa girl King, who is undaunted, unimpressed and gives as good as she gets.

One night a curious story unfolds before their eyes: One business launch, 34 prostitutes and a pallet of missing pink champagne. Can the warring pair work together to unravel an incredible story? This is a lesbian fiction with more than a few mysterious twists.

 

Get it on Amazon

Check out our review on The Lesbian Review

 

Madam President by Blayne Cooper and T Novan

Publisher: Regal Crest Enterprises

Synopsis

Devlyn Marlowe, the first woman President of the United States, has just been elected. Breaking with the tradition of hiring a political writer to chronicle her administration, President Marlowe selects one Lauren Strayer, a professional biographer with a reputation for absolute honesty. There's a slight problem with Devlyn's plan, though. Lauren wants nothing to do with what she sees as a political hack job.

It takes some serious persuading, but the Commander-in-chief is an eloquent negotiator, and Lauren reluctantly agrees to take the job, provided she truly has editorial freedom. So, armed with her computer, her incredibly ugly Pug and fair bit of trepidation, Lauren finds herself in residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

There, amidst the harrowing and demanding life of the First Family, Lauren begins to understand and eventually love the complex woman who is both leader of a great nation and loving single parent to three rambunctious children.

This timeless classic from T. Novan and Blayne Cooper is funny, realistic and endearing.

 

Get it on Amazon

 

Icehole by Keira Dellacroix

Not available anywhere :(


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Episode 25b: Interview with Vanda

August 11, 2018

Interview with Vanda

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 25b

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

In this episode we talk about

  • The Juliana series and how it follows queer history across the latter half of the 20th century

Publications mentioned:

More info

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Clare Ashton Recommends 5 Lesbian Books with Humour

August 3, 2018

Clare Ashton Recommends 5 Lesbian Books with Humour

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, Tara is joined by the amazing and talented f/f author Clare Ashton who shares five lesbian fiction books she loves (and all of them have humour!). Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about the books that Clare loves.

Check out the books they discussed here:

Find Clare Ashton online

More info

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Lullabye (Sting) by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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Lee Lynch’s Journey with Lesbian Fiction

July 20, 2018

Lee Lynch’s Journey with Lesbian Fiction

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, Tara is joined by Lee Lynch, author of the classic lesbian book The Swashbuckler, and one of Tara’s recent favourites, Rainbow Gap. Lee talks about her journey of discovering lesbian literature as a teenager in the 1960s, how she started writing fiction, and the contemporary authors that have her excited.

Check out the books discussed:

Find Lee Lynch online

More info

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Lullabye (Sting) by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/

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Episode 24b: Interview with Justine Saracen

July 14, 2018

Interview with Justine Saracen

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 24b

In this episode we talk about

  • The Berlin Airlift and its historic context
  • Why Justine started writing about World War II
  • Political parallels with current politics
  • The hazards of writing non-romance novels in history
  • How wartime disruption of social roles creates a useful setting for lesbian fiction
  • Justine’s non-WWII novels and the “cross-time” approach to historical fiction
  • Using historical fiction to show repeating human patterns
  • Favorite research sources: location, location, location
  • Justine’s current project: The Sami in Norway in WWII

Books mentioned

More info

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Paige Braddock On Being Missouri Vaun

July 12, 2018

Paige Braddock On Being Missouri Vaun

The Write Stuff - A Blast From The Past Episode

Paige Braddock chats to us about her popular comic book series, Jane's World and turning it into a novel.

She also talks about her journey from comic book artist to become the author Missouri Vaun.

She talks about

  • How she became a novelist
  • Not having images to fall back on
  • Working at a newspaper and creating women news
  • Find your authentic voice
  • Other comics Braddock she has worked on
  • Her dayjob is also pretty cool
  • Growing up in the South and being gay
 

Find Jane's World on Amazon

 
You can find all our Missouri Vaun Reviews on TheLesbianReview.com and find her reading on Book Clips
 
Contact Sheena
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8 F/F Authors that A.L. Brooks Fangirls Over

July 6, 2018

8 F/F Authors that A.L. Brooks Fangirls Over

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, Tara is joined by author A.L. (Angela) Brooks. Authors are readers too, which is why Tara was excited to hear all about the lesfic authors that Angela fangirls over.

Check out the books discussed:

Find A.L. Brooks online

More info

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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.

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Lullabye (Sting) by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/

 

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RG Emanuelle Gets Interviewed

July 4, 2018

RG Emanuelle Gets Interviewed 

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

Sheena is joined by RG Emanuelle today to talk about her writing, food and Dirt Road Books.

Topics Include:

  • RG has released a novel this year called The Potion.
  • What RG is working on at the moment?
  • Dirt Road Books is a cooperative - what does that mean and where does RG fit in? Other than supplying fantastic recipes for the newsletter.
  • RG has qualifications in both english literature and food? How do they pair together?
  • What goes into good food-focused writing?
  • RG shares an old timey food fact about asparagus with us.

 

Books we talk about

The Potion by RG Emanuelle

Publisher: Dirt Road Books

Synopsis

Vera Kennedy, widow of Professor James Kennedy, wants to be a scientist, but in Victorian Boston, that isn’t an option for women. Nevertheless, after assisting her husband in the laboratory with his experiments, she has learned everything she could through his unintended tutelage. After his death, she continues his work until she veers off onto a different path with her own experiments, which threaten to consume her to the exclusion of all else.

Georgette Harris, widow of Professor Roland Harris, has been left destitute in the wake of her husband’s death. He had amassed mountains of debt and left Georgette to pay it, in any way she could, and now she occupies a dilapidated and mostly empty mansion with what little food her remaining housekeeper can scrounge. So when a medicinals company wants to purchase a formula that Roland had proposed to them, Georgette searches for it without success, and then discovers evidence that her husband had worked with James Kennedy. Armed with this information, she seeks the help of Vera in uncovering the missing formula.

But Vera is not one to give up secrets easily, though she is inexplicably drawn to Georgette. Despite her reservations, she considers Georgette’s request, and they soon discover that both their husbands were involved in an experiment layered in deception and danger. Together, they sort through mysterious clues and talk to unscrupulous men in order to discover what that outcome was supposed to be and in the process, they may discover something far stronger between them.

 

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Add Spice To Taste by RG Emanuelle

Synopsis

Giovanna "Jo" Rossini teaches cooking classes at The New York Culinary Institute and though she enjoys it, she's still struggling to make ends meet and figure out how to get her life back on track. Her dream of owning her own café was broken when the business failed, and her heart was shattered with the end of her long-term relationship. 

Then, a Moroccan cooking class reveals a few surprises when Jo finds herself attracted to Julianna, one of her students. Despite her internal attempts to deny it, she soon discovers that the attraction is mutual. Even more surprisingly, she must also fend off the unwanted advances of another student—and deal with her own weaknesses and past mistakes. Can Jo find the courage to allow Julianna past her self-imposed boundaries and allow herself to love again? Or will she choose to keep her heart locked away instead?

This novella contains original recipe and photos of dishes from Jo’s Moroccan cooking class.

 

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Robin Alexander Gets Interviewed

June 27, 2018

Robin Alexander Gets Interviewed

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Today Sheena is joined by author of over two dozen books, Robin Alexander. Sheena interviews Robin about her work and some of her favourite books.

 

Some of the questions include:

  • What is your most popular book?
  • How have people reacted to your audiobooks?
  • What do you love most about writing?
  • What do you hate most about writing?
  • Who are your favourite lesfic authors
  • You write predominantly romantic comedies and then you wrote Devil In Disguise - a tantalising romantic thriller - what make you switch it up?
  • What’s your advice to new authors?

 

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

 

 

Books we talk about on the show

 

Kellen’s Moment by Robin Alexander

Kellen McLin has been waiting for her moment for a long time. She says when two people who are meant to be together find each other, they know it instantly. Kellen believes her moment girl has finally arrived, but there’s one big problem—she’s a Sealy. The McLins and the Sealys are south Louisiana’s version of the Hatfields and the McCoys. 

Stevie Sealy left Louisiana for college and didn’t return except for holiday visits with her family. After a breakup with her boyfriend, she decides to move back to the town of Sealy temporarily. She never really understood or wanted to be involved in the family feud with the McLins, but she finds herself right in the middle of it when Kellen McLin walks into her life and changes everything. 

In this romantic comedy, Robin Alexander weaves a tale about how fast love can happen and how inconvenient it can be.

Get It On Amazon (link works for US, UK or Canada)

 

Devil In Disguise by Robin Alexander

After surviving a devastating car crash that took her lover's life, Natalie Simmons is finally ready to start living again. It isn't as easy as she thought it would be when she finds herself on the receiving end of attention from more than one woman. Each woman is distinctly different but Natalie finds herself drawn to both of them. A choice has to be made. Will she choose the right one or the devil in disguise?

Get It On Amazon (link works for US, UK and Canada)

 

Just Jorie by Robin Alexander

Some believe that special someone is out there just waiting to be found. Jorie Andolini is one of those people and has spent a lot of time envisioning that moment. She bumps into a woman at a grocery store, the woman drops a can of peas, Jorie picks it up, their eyes meet, and two souls connect. But it's actually a wasted trip to New York, a snowstorm, and a canceled flight home that puts her in the path of Lena Vaughn.

Lena has found fault in every man she's ever dated. Her dream of finding a husband is dwindling with every year that passes. Despite what her friends say, Lena doesn't believe she has a fear of commitment, she simply hasn't found a man she wanted to commit to. It comes as a surprise that in fact it is a woman who stirs those desires. For Lena, it's not really a matter of sexuality, it's just Jorie.

Travel the road to happiness with Jorie and Lena. Two crazy old women, meddling friends, and cattitude are just some sights you'll see along the way.

Get It On Amazon (link works for US, UK and Canada)

 

Nightshade by Karen Williams

Published by Bella Books

From the author of the magical Love Spell comes a lighthearted story of music, danger and romance! 

When lonely Alex Spherris goes into town she's welcomed for the spinning melodies of her violin. The survivor of an accident that claimed her parents' lives, she's not used to admiration or friendship. The aunt who raised her left her in no doubt of her small value to the world. But on a stormy night like no other she finds herself in the possession of a bell, and try as she might she can't not ring it. 

The mesmerizing tone fills her with awe but the fairy long trapped inside, beautiful, tempting and oh-so angry, fills her with a completely different wonder. Having known only loss, love isn't in her plans. But then neither is helping the sensuous Orielle complete a quest that will gain the fairy her freedom. 

Take an improbable journey from reality into the world of Nightshade... 

Get This Book On Amazon (link works for US, UK and Canada)

 

Lovespell by Karen F Williams

Published by Bella Books

When Kate Gallagher meets the alluring Allegra one enchanting Halloween evening, it seems her days of reluctant solitude may be numbered. Well, they might be if she knew who Allegra was. Or where she lived. Or what she did when she wasn't with Kate. Or where she pops in from, so unexpectedly. 

As a veterinarian, Kate knows when you look for answers you ought to find them. But the more questions she asks about Allegra, the more the mystery surrounding her deepens, and the more the woods beyond her home calls to Kate in ways she s never felt before. 

A masterful blend of fantasy and reality, Love Spell is an imaginative, magical story of determined love in a winter landscape.

 

Get This Book On Amazon (link works for US, UK and Canada)

 

Whispering Pines by Mavis Applewater

Welcome to Whispering Pines, built in 1907 by sea Captain Horatio Stratton.

On the morning of October 31, 1916, the servants arrived early to discover Captain Stratton alone in the house, sitting calmly in his study and smoking his pipe. His wife and sister were missing and what the maid found in the kitchen sent her screaming from the house.

Almost one hundred years later, paranormal investigator Shawn Williams agrees to spend the night in the mysterious manor. She finds the stories about Whispering Pines almost as intriguing as her companion for the evening.

Faith Charles, former reporter turned professional skeptic, isn't thrilled at the prospect of spending the night in a house where strange things have already begun to happen. Then again, to spend the night with Shawn, Faith might be willing to endure anything.

Shawn and Faith begin the adventure together, possibly finding love along the way. The only thing standing in their way is the mystery of Whispering Pines.

Get This Book On Amazon (link works for US, UK and Canada)

 

 

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Camille Perri Talks Lesbian Fiction

June 22, 2018

Camille Perri Talks Lesbian Fiction

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, Tara is joined by author Camille Perri, who shares three lesbian fiction books she loves:

Find Camille Perri online

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Lullabye (Sting) by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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10 Screen Writing Tips For Authors - Blast From The Past

June 14, 2018

10 Screen Writing Tips For Authors

The Write Stuff - Blast From The Past

In this episode, Renee J Lukas joins Sheena to talk about how authors can use some lements of screen writing to create compelling literature. 

Lukas talks about

  • Discovering lesbian fiction
  • ADHD
  • How she got into writing 
  • Character descriptions
  • Gone With The Wind
  • Karin Kallmaker

Screenwriting Tips

  1. The 3 act structure
  2. Less is more
  3. Scene structure
  4. Raising the stakes
  5. Improving dialogue
  6. Antagonists vs Protagonists
  7. Endings
  8. How signifiers strengthen your story
  9. Voiceovers
  10. Character driven vs plot driven stories

 

Talks about books by

Katherine V Forest

KA Moll

Renee J Lukas

You can find all of The Write Stuff episodes here 

 

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May Dawney Gets Interviewed

June 13, 2018

May Dawney Gets Interviewed

The Lesbian Review Podcast

In this episode Sheena is joined by May Dawney, author and publisher. They talk about May's writing and her newly started publishing company.

Some of the questions covered:

  • You write spec fic/fantasy. How did that start and why?
  • Why did you decide to start a publishing company?
  • What’s the biggest writing mistake you made and what did you learn?
  • What would you do again and recommend that others do too?
  • What should authors do if their book is not selling?

 

Books discussed in this episode:

Survival Instincts by May Dawney

Publisher: Ylva Publishing

Synopsis

Civilization ended long before Lynn Tanner was born. Wild animals roam the streets, but mankind is still the biggest threat to a woman alone in the ruins of a world reclaimed by nature. Lynn survives by sleeping with one eye open at all times and trusting no one but her dog.

When she is forced to go on a dangerous journey through the concrete jungle of New York City, Lynn does all she can to scheme her way to safety. Her guard, Dani Wilson, won’t be played that easily, however. As their lives become entwined, Lynn finds herself developing feelings for Dani and is forced to find the answer to the question that scares her most: is staying alone really the best way to survive?

Fast-paced and full of adventure, Survival Instincts introduces a post-war dystopian world where the only person you can rely on is yourself…unless you fall in love.

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The Veil Chronicles by May Dawney

Publisher: Eos Publishing

Synopsis

The magical barrier known as the Veil is all that stands between our reality and the Otherworld. Those with the gift of magic can pull energy through it to perform miraculous feats of power. The Inquisitio opposes these mages, who have organized themselves within the Society for Psychical Defense. The world of magic is shaken by the awakening of a wild mage, a woman capable of manipulating the Veil itself. She has the power to either eradicate the Inquisitio or rob the mages of their abilities. Only one side can win and it will be the side that gets to the wild mage first.

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Ania Zaleska lives a perfectly ordinary—albeit floundering—life in Poland's second-biggest city until the day she explodes. She's dug from the rubble of her apartment building by shadow mage Noah Otieno, whose job it becomes to get Ania's wild magic under control.

Noah is affiliated with the Society for Psychical Defense but she has kept herself away from magical politics as much as possible. Now she is in charge of potentially the most powerful magical weapon on either side of the war, she must decide how she can best keep her safe—especially when their magic brings them together in ways only wild magic can.

This book is for anyone who loves:

• Fast-paced Paranormal Romance

• A Unique Magic System

• Magic-Meets-Science Stories

• Action Adventure Stories

• Exciting stories with Strong Female Lead Characters

• Lesbians!

 

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About May Dawney

May Dawney is a long-time writer, short-time publisher of said work. In her spare time, she builds websites for clients and she used to work as a marketing professional. She lives in The Netherlands with her girlfriend and very fluffy cat and has a long history of engaging in very nerdy hobbies like tabletop role playing games, PC gaming, and lots and lots of speculative fiction reading.

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Episode 23b: Interview with Lise MacTague

June 9, 2018

Interview with Lise MacTague

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 23b

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

In this episode we talk about

  • The world-building of Demon in the Machine
  • The Industrial Revolution and bargains with the devil
  • Why Lise did not become a medieval historian and what sparked her interest in historical settings
  • Steampunk inspirations
  • Researching demons and steam-powered carriages

Publications mentioned:

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Heather Rose Jones Shares 5 Books (and Reasons!) that Prove the English Regency is the Perfect Setting for Romances Between Women

June 8, 2018

Heather Rose Jones Shares 5 Books (and Reasons!) that Prove the English Regency is the Perfect Setting for Romances Between Women

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, Tara is joined by Heather Rose Jones, author, reviewer at The Lesbian Review, and host of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project. Heather has 5 reasons why the English Regency is the perfect setting for romances between women, and book recommendations to back them up.

Check out the reasons and books she discussed here:

Learn more about Heather Rose Jones

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Publishing And Social Media With K’Anne Meinel

May 31, 2018

Publishing And Social Media With K'Anne Meinel

The Write Stuff - Blast From The Past

K’Anne Meinel started Shadoe Publishing when she realised that she had a lot of knowledge about publishingthat she could share.

In this podcast interview she discusses

  • publishing
  • social media
  • and her move from an author to publisher

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