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Jea Hawkins recommends 5 Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Jea Hawkins recommends 5 Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

April 19, 2019

Jea Hawkins recommends 5 Books

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by lesbian fiction author Jea Hawkins today to talk about 5 of her favourite Books.

To Boldly Go by Em Stevens

Publisher Indie Author

Narrator Missy Cambridge

Synopsis

When life gives you lemons, drink limoncello.  

Taryn's trip of a lifetime is finally happening. She's saved money, researched, planned, and created an itinerary that will allow her to travel Italy...and finally tell her best friend that she's in love with her. But those plans are ruined when she wakes up alone, her crush gone. Her plans did not include being alone and stranded in Milan.  

Now Taryn's dream vacation is a nightmare.  

Enter Holly, a fellow traveler: young, full of life, and comfortable traipsing off the beaten path. Holly feels a connection with Taryn and wants to salvage her trip. After all, they're in freaking Italy! But their radically different travel styles and age differences make for rough terrain.  

Together, they boldly go into unexplored territories of the heart, and may just discover love.  

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2X4QMEv

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Romancing The Inventor by Gail Carriger

Publisher Indie Author

Narrator Emma Newman

Synopsis

Narrated by the wonderful Emma Newman, this is Gail Carriger's first steampunk lesbian romance featuring a maid bent on seducing a brilliant cross-dressing scientist who's too brokenhearted to notice. Or is she?

Imogene Hale is a lowly parlor maid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires are keeping in the potting shed. Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve's heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?

This is a stand-alone LBGTQ sweet romance set in Gail Carriger's Parasolverse, full of class prejudice, elusive equations, and paranormal creatures taking tea.

Delicate sensibilities? This story contains women pleasing women and ladies who know what they want and pursue it, sometimes in exquisite detail.

Supernatural Society novellas can be consumed in any order. Look for surprise appearances from popular characters and the occasional strategic application of cognac.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2UfHu6W

(this link works for Amazon Germany, US, UK and Canada plus if you use it we get a small commission and it costs you nothing extra)

 

Stolkholm Syndrome by Miranda McLeod

Publisher Apple Blossom Press

No Audiobook

Synopsis

When a spy dials a wrong number, could it be the connection of a lifetime? 

Leigh is a secret agent in peril whose life depends on reaching her agency’s emergency hotline. But when she dials the local public radio pledge drive by mistake, a spy-obsessed office temp named Amanda becomes her only hope for rescue. Amanda thinks it’s an exciting game of make-believe, until dangerous elements from Leigh’s past force her to reveal her true identity and take Amanda with her on the run. The answers lie in Stockholm, but whether Leigh should be more frightened of the Russian mobsters who want her dead, or Amanda when she realizes she’s been lied to, is anyone’s guess. One thing is certain, if they can figure out a way to work together, the seasoned agent and the savvy civilian just might make the perfect team!

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2UV7OYc

(this link works for Amazon Germany, US, UK and Canada plus if you use it we get a small commission and it costs you nothing extra)

 

Love Without Limits by Harper Bliss

Publisher Ladylit Publishing

Narrator Angela Dawe

Synopsis

Changing the rules can open your mind.

Caitlin James and Josephine Greenwood have been happily in love and committed to each other for over a year. Josephine has shed her insecurities, and her musical star is on the rise, while Caitlin hosts her own television show under the supervision of a new intriguing boss.

When Josephine starts the conversation about opening up their relationship, Caitlin is faced with a shift in the power balance between them. Together, they embark on a sometimes scary but always thrilling journey to discover who they both truly are.

Can Caitlin still practice what she has always preached? And will Jo be able to find her own way in their unconventional relationship?

Contains mature themes.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2VBvgak

(this link works for Amazon Germany, US, UK and Canada plus if you use it we get a small commission and it costs you nothing extra)

 

Carol by Patricia Highsmith

Publisher Hachette Audio UK

Narrator Laurel Lefkow 

Synopsis

Therese is just an ordinary sales assistant working in a New York department store when an alluring woman in her 30s walks up to her counter. Standing there, Therese is wholly unprepared for the first shock of love. She is an awkward 19-year-old with a job she hates and a boyfriend she doesn't love; Carol is a sophisticated, bored suburban housewife in the throes of a divorce and a custody battle for her only daughter.

As Therese becomes irresistibly drawn into Carol's world, she soon realises how much they both stand to lose....

First published pseudonymously in 1952 as The Price of Salt, Carol is a hauntingly atmospheric love story set against the backdrop of '50s New York.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2ULA7Zn

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Must Love Chickens by Jea Hawkins

Publisher Indie Author

Narrator Lori Prince

Synopsis

City girl meets country girl.

Natalie's life is on a precipice with too many failed career moves in the last year. Faced with the loss of everything she has ever worked for, Natalie looks for a way to get out of the city and realign her priorities.

When Jessica Morgan places an ad for a new farmhand, she doesn't expect to hear from an urbanite. And when the respondent turns out to be gorgeous Natalie Wells, she's really at a loss for words!

Natalie thinks taking a job in the country is a great plan, until she realizes she's attracted to her boss. When she learns her boss's bias against her is the result of issues with an ex-girlfriend, Natalie realizes she's not imagining the sparks between them - that Jess might just be open to a new relationship, if only Natalie can prove she belongs in Jess's life.

The last thing Jess needs is a new love interest, especially one who works for her! But she can't deny Natalie is pretty darn cute trying to learn her way around the farm and as she falls in love, Jess wonders if there's a chance for romance with the city girl....

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2UuR5vD

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Books by Jea Hawkins

 

As Long As Love Lasts by Jae Hawkins

Publisher Indie Author

No Audiobook

A 2019 Golden Crown Literary Society Award nominee.

2018 - She doesn't know if a marriage is worth fighting for.

Peyton Kennedy quantifies everything in terms of numbers and risk. She looks at a problem and solves it, leaving no piece of the puzzle out. When her young, too-whimsical wife inherits a derelict farmhouse from a distant aunt, Peyton can only see the bottom line. Too much work. Too much money. Time. Energy. Definitely not worth saving. 

But her wife knows how to get her way and Peyton finds herself roped into renovations. This… this may be the straw that breaks her marriage's back, and Peyton's worried about how not worried that makes her. 

That is, until a seventy-year-old bundle of letters and a time-worn diary fall on her head. 

Before she knows it, Peyton is drawn into the story of her wife’s great aunt, Marty, a woman who dared defy social conventions for the love of another woman.

 

1939 - She doesn't know what love is.

Marty Bell thinks life will fall neatly into place. Her mother has expectations: A husband, wealthy enough to give Marty security for the rest of her days. When she meets a beautiful circus worker who shovels dung and pounds stakes for a living, it's the first time Marty sees that she can stray from the path.

Soon, her life is dictated by not just her mother, but the upheaval of war and the one thing she never expected to find: love.

And Marty will risk anything and everything to hold onto it.

Contemporary and historical lesbian romance intertwine in this emotional tale of a diary, an elephant, and four women who know that few things matter more than finding someone who loves them just the way they are.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2IcpR6k

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Jea Hawkins Online

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Twitter

 

About The Lesbian Review

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This podcast is a spinoff of the popular website.

About Sheena

The Lesbian Review Podcast is hosted by the founder of both The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel.

 

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7 Tips To Help You Change Your Life - Seize The Day with Natalie Miller-Snell

7 Tips To Help You Change Your Life - Seize The Day with Natalie Miller-Snell

April 18, 2019

7 Tips To Help You Change Your Life

Compilation Show - Advice from Guests on Seize the Day Podcast

Welcome to Seize the Day with Natalie Miller-Snell.

 

Folks, this is Show #20 - WOW - when did that happen?

Throughout this journey, I’ve had the good fortune to have some truly inspiring guests on - phenomenal, wonderful women who are trailblazers in their own right.  They have been gracious enough to share with me their stories and impart some invaluable advice for listeners.

 

In this show I have compiled all of that wonderful advice - it truly is a delight to listen to.  Each guest has offered their own unique and different take on how to Seize the Day, how to take advantage of the opportunities presented to us.  It’s fabulous having them all together in one bite sized piece of loveliness.

 

These beautiful guests made the shows when they were on, and they make this compilation too - I am very grateful.

 

Enormous thanks to: -

 

Sheena Lemos Ebersohn

Jacqui Ma

Julia Lynch

Kiki Archer

Suzie Carr

Dana Piccoli

Wendy Hudson

 

Seize the Day was inspired by my favourite latin expression, Carpe Diem. I’ve had some great mentors throughout my life who have offered me invaluable guidance. I'm hoping to do the same through these podcasts.  We have so many wonders at our fingertips; sometimes we just need a little help, or someone to point us in the right direction. 

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

 

Natalie Online

Website:  Seize the Day

Twitter: @natmillersnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

Instagram: seizetheday_today

 

 

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Dana Piccoli Talks Lesfic

Dana Piccoli Talks Lesfic

April 12, 2019

Dana Piccoli Talks Lesfic

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Dana Piccoli

Author, pop culture critic, and Managing Editor of the Bella Books blog, Dana Piccoli, joins Tara to talk about all things lesbian fiction. She shares how she discovered it, what it meant to her, what it means to be writing lesfic now, and what has her excited about where the genre is headed.  

Check out the books Dana mentions here:

Find Dana Piccoli online

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2 Reviewers + The Author Talk Breaking Character

2 Reviewers + The Author Talk Breaking Character

April 5, 2019

2 Reviewers And The Author Talk About Breaking Character

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Tara Scott and Lee Winter today to talk about Breaking Character.

In this podcast we talk about

  • Summer - is she the nicest girl next door ever?
  • Elizabeth - is she an ice queen?
  • Grace - misunderstood starlet or meanie?
  • The mysterious Rachel Cho - do we ever actually meet her?
  • Are there really autograph hunters?
  • How much research Winter did about filming and being on set?
  • The sex scene being the big turning point for both characters
  • Fan-fiction and whether or not Winter has any fan fix written based on her books

 

PLUS Tara and Lee Winter invent a new way of measuring Ice Queens and dub it The Winter Scale

 

The book we discussed in this podcast

Breaking Character by Lee Winter

Publisher Ylva Publishing

Synopsis

Life has become a farcical mess for icy British A-lister Elizabeth Thornton. America’s most-hated villain stars in a top-rated TV medical drama that she hates. Now, she’s been romantically linked to her perky, new co-star, Summer, due to the young woman’s clumsiness. As a closeted actress, that’s the last thing Elizabeth needs. If she could just get her dream movie role, life would be so much better. The only problem is that the eccentric French film-maker offering it insists on meeting her “girlfriend”, Summer, first.Summer Hayes is devastated when her co-star shuns her for accidentally sparking rumors they’re lovers. Now the so-called British Bitch has the audacity to ask Summer to pretend to be her girlfriend to get her a role? Elizabeth doesn’t even like Summer! Oh, how she’d love to tell her no. And Summer definitely would if it wasn’t for the fact she’s maybe a tiny bit in love with the impossible woman.A lesbian celebrity romance about gaining love, losing masks, and trying to stick to the script.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2VMXFJZ

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Lee Winter Online

Website

Twitter

Facebook

Amazon Page

 

 

Tara Online

email Tara

Twitter

 

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This podcast is a spinoff of the popular website.

About Sheena

The Lesbian Review Podcast is hosted by the founder of both The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel.

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Annette Mori’s Lesbian Fiction Journey

Annette Mori’s Lesbian Fiction Journey

March 29, 2019

Annette Mori's Lesbian Fiction Journey

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Annette Mori

Lesfic author Annette Mori joins Tara to talk about how she discovered lesbian fiction, what it meant to her, the kinds of books she reaches for, her thoughts on where the genre is going, and more.  

Find Annette Mori online

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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.

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.

Dana Piccoli Talks Fandom, Clexacon and Being a Debut Author with Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

Dana Piccoli Talks Fandom, Clexacon and Being a Debut Author with Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

March 21, 2019

Dana Piccoli Talks Fandom, Clexacon and Being a Debut Author

Seize the Day Podcast

 

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.

 

In todays show, I am joined by the very lovely, Dana Piccoli. An entertainment writer, pop culture critic, Managing Editor for the Blog at Bella Books and podcaster.

 

Dana, talks to me about how it all started with her love of Fandom, to her YouTube videos, moderating panels at Clexacon, and becoming a debut author.

 

Seize the Day was inspired by my favourite latin expression, Carpe Diem. I’ve had some great mentors throughout my life who have offered me invaluable guidance. I'm hoping to do the same through these podcasts.  We have so many wonders at our fingertips; sometimes we just need a little help, or someone to point us in the right direction. 

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

 

Dana Online

Website:  Dana Piccoli

Twitter: danapiccoli

 

NEW BOOK as discussed on the show: Savor the Moment

 

 

Natalie Online

Website:  Seize the Day

Twitter: @natmillersnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

Instagram: seizetheday_today

 

 

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Blast From the Past: Melissa Brayden Talks Lesbian Romance

Blast From the Past: Melissa Brayden Talks Lesbian Romance

March 15, 2019

Blast From the Past: Melissa Brayden Talks Lesbian Romance

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Melissa Brayden

In this episode from the archives, Tara talks to author Melissa Brayden. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about the first lesfic book Melissa ever read, a historical that isn’t to be missed, a whole series, and her favourite lesfic ever.  

Check out Melissa Brayden's recommendations:

Find Melissa Brayden online

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Interview with Katharine Duckett - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 32b

Interview with Katharine Duckett - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 32b

March 9, 2019

Interview with Katharine Duckett

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 32b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about

  • Katharine’s debut novella from Tor.com: Miranda in Milan
  • The jumping off point of the story from Shakespeare’s The Tempest
  • Historic Milan and the Sforzas
  • Telling the stories of queer women and women of color in historic settings
  • Editing an anthology at the same time your debut book is coming out

Publications mentioned:

A transcript is pending for this episode

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Katharine Duckett Online

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Catherine Maiorisi’s Lesbian Fiction Journey

Catherine Maiorisi’s Lesbian Fiction Journey

March 1, 2019

Catherine Maiorisi's Lesbian Fiction Journey

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Catherine Maiorisi

In this episode, Tara’s joined by lesfic romance and mystery author Catherine Maiorisi. She shares how she discovered lesbian fiction, how she rediscovered it more recently, how she became an author, and what she loves to read these days.

Find Catherine Maiorisi online

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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. 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.

Becoming Cliterate And How Lesfic Can Lead The Way - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Becoming Cliterate And How Lesfic Can Lead The Way - The Lesbian Review Podcast

February 22, 2019

Becoming Cliterate And How Lesfic Can Lead The Way

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Karelia Stetz-Waters today to talk about how important well written sex is for f/f books especially in an age of unhappy and sexually frustrated young people.

In this episode:

  • Becoming Cliterate - what it is and where it comes from
  • Studies about orgasms and the importance of the clitoris
  • Why great sex is important in lesbian fiction
  • How Karelia Stetz-Waters wants to educate mainstream romance writers
  • One of the worst sex scenes ever
  • Fading to grey vs graphic sex
  • The struggle for the Gen X
  • The vocabulary gap between generations
  • Becoming more diverse in our language
  • Plus hear Karelia Stetz-Waters read a sex scene from her novel Worth The Wait

 

In this podcast we talk about these books

Becoming Cliterate by Dr Laurie Mintz

Publisher: Harper Audio

On audio: Yes

Synopsis

We've been thinking about sex all wrong. Mainstream media, movies, and porn have taught us that sex = penis + vagina, and everything else is just secondary. Standard penetration is how men most reliably achieve orgasm. The problem is, women don't orgasm this way. We've separated our most reliable route to orgasm - clitoral stimulation - from how we feel we should orgasm - penetration. As a result we've created a pleasure gap between women and men:

  • 50 percent of 18- to 35-year-old women say they have trouble reaching orgasm with a partner
  • 64 percent of women versus 91 percent of men said they had an orgasm at their last sexual encounter
  • 55 percent of men versus 4 percent of women say they usually reach orgasm during first-time hookup sex

In Becoming Cliterate, psychology professor and human sexuality expert Dr. Laurie Mintz exposes the broader cultural problem that's perpetuating this gap and what we can do about it. Pulling together evidence from biology, sociology, linguistics, and sex therapy into one comprehensive, accessible, and prescriptive book, Becoming Cliterate features:

  • Cultural and historical analysis of female orgasm (spoiler: the problem's been going on for ages)
  • An anatomy section (it's all custom under the hood)
  • Proven techniques for cliterate sex (it starts with training the sex organ between your ears)
  • A comprehensive final chapter for men (because you don't have to have a clitoris to be cliterate)

By dispelling the lies, misunderstandings, and myths that have been holding us back, Becoming Cliterate tackles both personal and political problems and replaces them with updated outlooks and practical skills needed to change our collective perspective on sex. It's time to finally inform women and men on how to have satisfying experiences in bed that benefit both parties.

The revolution is cuming - and Becoming Cliterate offers a radical, simple solution to progress and pleasure for all.

 

Get the audio/book on Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2X2IMof

(this link works for Amazon US, UK, Canada, Italy and Germany)

 

Worth The Wait by Karelia Stetz-Waters

Publisher Forever Yours

On audio: no

Synopsis

A second chance at first love . . .

For fifteen years, Avery Crown tried to forget her best friend Merritt Lessing. The late nights studying, the whispered confidences, and the little touches that never turned into something more. Unfortunately, her efforts have not been as successful as her TV career as the queen of home renovation. So when she runs into Merritt at their high school reunion, Avery asks for one night with the woman she's always wanted . . .

Merritt spent high school pining after Avery, but never made a move-their friendship meant too much. The one time it seemed things might change, Avery chose her budding career. So Merritt did the same, throwing herself into her remodeling business. Now Avery's back, and while Merritt still hasn't forgiven her for walking away the first time, they can't keep their hands off each other. But when their professional paths cross, and it seems like Avery is choosing her career once again, Merritt will have to decide if she's willing to let go of the past and give herself a second chance with her first love.

 

Get the book on Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2Icqduw

(this link works for Amazon US, UK, Canada, Italy and Germany)

 

Something True by Karelia Stetz-Waters

Publisher Forever Yours

On audio: no

Synopsis

Don't miss Karelia's newest release in the Out in Portland series, Worth the Wait, available this summer!

Tate Grafton has a tough exterior, but underneath she's kind, caring, and fiercely loyal. That's why she first started working at Out in Portland Coffee - it was her way of repaying the shop's owner for taking her in as a homeless teenager. Nine years later, the coffee shop is floundering and Tate feels like she's letting life pass her by . . . until she shares an unforgettable night with a beautiful stranger. When the mysterious woman disappears the next morning, Tate doesn't even know her name.

Laura Enfield was supposed to be in Portland for only a few days - just long enough to oversee a simple business deal before joining her conservative father on his political campaign. But when the closeted Laura romances an employee of the coffee shop her company is shutting down, things get suddenly complicated. Now, the lies she's told for years are beginning to unravel, and her biggest secret is about to be exposed. Laura can't stop thinking about the barista with the soulful eyes, but after a lifetime of deception, can she finally embrace something true?

 

Get the book on Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2E7Arsc

(this link works for Amazon US, UK, Canada, Italy and Germany)

 

BONUS:

Karelia Stetz-Waters suggests that if would really like to become cliterate (and watch one of the sexiest pieces of media I've ever seen) tcheck out the OMGYes project. It is well worth the $40 USD it costs to view this content. 

 

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About Karelia Stetz-Waters

Karelia Stetz-Waters is a contemporary lesbian writer. She is passionate about providing happy endings and a vision of redemptive love for readers of all orientations. Her novels include For Good, Something True, The Admirer, The Purveyor, and Lambda Literary Award and Golden Crown Literary Society finalist Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before.  Karelia teaches English and writing at Linn-Benton Community College, where her students include everyone from drag queens, to farm boys, to Sudanese refugees. They all tell stories of passion and perseverance and inspire her to write characters that are real and diverse.  

Karelia has a BA in comparative literature from Smith College and an MA in English literature from the University of Oregon. She also teaches writing for the Gold Crown Literary Society Writing Academy, a non-profit organization that seeks to promote and strengthen lesbian fiction.

 She is married to her beloved wife of 19 years and lives with her a friendly cat and a breed of dog never-before-seen: the King Pug Spuglette (a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a pug).

Find Karelia Stetz-Waters Online

Website

Twitter

Facebook 

Instagram 

Author Profile On Amazon

 

About The Lesbian Review

The Lesbian Review is a popular website that features book and movie reviews. We only review things we enjoy so you can be guaranteed to find a great read or watch.

This podcast is a spinoff of the popular website.

 

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Author Suzie Carr Interview by Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

Author Suzie Carr Interview by Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

February 21, 2019

Author Suzie Carr Interview

Seize the Day Podcast

 

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.

 

In todays show, I am joined by the very wonderful, Suzie Carr. A renowned author, blogger, podcaster, Director of Membership for the Golden Crown Literary Society and general lovely human being, it was a true pleasure to have Suzie on.

 

Suzie talks candidly about the adversity she has experienced in her life, the insights she has gained through those experiences and how she managed to turn a negative situation to a positive one.  It’s truly inspiring and very admirable.  Suzie talks about her passion for writing and shares which of her books are her favourite.  She also talks about GCLS and why it’s a great conference to attend.

 

Seize the Day was inspired by my favourite latin expression, Carpe Diem. I’ve had some great mentors throughout my life who have offered me invaluable guidance. I'm hoping to do the same through these podcasts.  We have so many wonders at our fingertips; sometimes we just need a little help, or someone to point us in the right direction. 

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

 

Suzie Online

Website:  Curves Welcome

Twitter: @girl_novelist

 

SUZIE'S NEW BOOK as discussed on the show: The Pet Boutique

 

 

Natalie Online

Website:  Seize the Day

Twitter: @natmillersnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

Instagram: seizetheday_today

 

 

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Sports Romance with Rachel Spangler and Anna Gramlich

Sports Romance with Rachel Spangler and Anna Gramlich

February 8, 2019

Sports Romance with Rachel Spangler

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Anna is joined by Rachel Spangler today to talk about Sports Romances.

Find out

  • what Rachel Spangler feels about being considered sporty
  • why sports is a big deal in Spangler’s life
  • why sports is such a romantic topic for readers
  • writing sports bodies when they are not traditionally beautiful
  • how Rachel Spangler did research for her sports romances
  • how Spangler balances writing the play by play without boring or confusing the reader

 

Books discussed in this podcast

Trails Merge by Rachel Spangler

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Narrator Lori Prince

 

Synopsis

Every skier knows that anything can happen when trails merge. After a devastating ultimatum from her lover, Campbell Carson returns to her childhood home, Bear Run Ski Resort, seeking her family’s unconditional solace and support. Parker Riley escapes to the mountain after the high-powered world of Chicago’s political machine leaves her questioning her judgment in both life and love. Despite their initial wariness, the women find their budding friendship snowballing toward romance. The idyllic mountain resort is the perfect setting for them to learn to rebuild trust, and perhaps to find a second chance at love. However, when Parker’s past resurfaces, Campbell is forced to face her own hard truths. As barely healed wounds reopen, the unexpected obstacles in their path threaten any hope for a future together.

 

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Edge Of Glory by Rachel Spangler

Publisher Bywater Books

Synopsis

As Olympic snowboarder Corey LaCroix and skier Elise Brandies ride the razor's edge between victory and defeat on the slopes, they also face a heat neither of them is prepared for in their safe worlds of snow and ice. The stakes become steeper than any mountain either of them will ever face when legacies and hearts collide at breakneck speed.

 

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Heart Of The Game by Rachel Spangler

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Narrator AJ Ferraro

Synopsis

Sometimes baseball is just a metaphor for life, and sometimes it works the other way around.

All Sarah Duke ever cared about was baseball, and she's finally earned her shot as a full-time sports writer. She loves the work, she loves being one of the few women to ever gain access to a man's world, but most of all, she loves the game. When Duke meets Molly Grettano and her two sons at the ballpark, she instantly connects with the young family, but Molly isn't sure Duke's ready for something more. Molly wants someone softer, more feminine, and more importantly, someone steady. She and her boys have been abandoned before, and she's vowed to never to put them in that position again. If she were ever to trust anyone, it would have to be someone fully dedicated to her and her children. Duke has a lot of heart, but neither woman is sure there's enough room left in it for anything other than baseball.

 

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Delay Of Game by Tracey Richardson

Publisher Bella Books

Synopsis

Passion and patriotism sizzle on the ice at the Winter Olympics.

It’s been a dozen years since two of the world’s best women hockey players, Niki Hartling and Eva Caruso, first competed against each other in the Olympic Games.

The pressure of the intense USA–Canada rivalry forced an end to their love affair, and both women moved on—Niki to coach and to marry, Eva to stretch out a playing career that her ravaged body can barely sustain anymore.

The Games are upon them once again. Eva wants one last chance to beat the Canadians and win hockey’s biggest prize. Niki, now a widow and single mother, strives to coach her country to gold, even as the obstacles against her mount. The locker room seems to have ears and there are few people Niki and Eva can trust.

Rivals and former lovers on hockey’s biggest stage, will Niki and Eva feel the same spark that first brought them together? And can they win on—and off—the ice with the whole world watching?

 

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Love All by Rachel Spangler

Publisher Bywater Books

Synopsis

Throughout her long career, professional tennis player Jay Pierce has been burned by both players and the press. She's learned the hard way that she can trust no one and nothing, especially her own judgment. So, when she starts one last career comeback, she knows the only hope she has to redeem her legacy is to go it alone.

Sadie Larsen knows virtually nothing about the world of professional tennis when her daughter, Destiny, breaks onto the women's tour at the age of 17. She learned everything she needed to know about single parenting on her own, and she knows she can do the same now that the stakes are higher than ever—all she has to do is stay laser-focused on protecting her family of two.

Neither Jay nor Sadie expects the path ahead to be easy. Each believes she's prepared to face every single challenge with the stony resolve of a woman who has been counted out and bet against her entire life. The only thing neither woman had counted on was each other. 

As Jay and Destiny fight their battles on the court, Sadie and Jay fight their attraction off it. Can they survive the crushing crucible of competition, press pressure, and parenting, or will love allreally mean no one goes home a winner?

 

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Rebecca Langham Recommends 5 F/F Speculative Fiction Books

Rebecca Langham Recommends 5 F/F Speculative Fiction Books

February 1, 2019

Rebecca Langham Recommends 5 F/F Speculative Fiction Books

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Rebecca Langham

In this episode, Tara’s joined by author Rebecca Langham (aka Kara Ripley), who shares five speculative fiction books that she loves, all of which feature queer women! Have a listen to see which books she recommends, why she loves them, and some of the other things she appreciates about reading lesfic.  

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Hildred Billings: Tropes! The Fire That Fuels Your Fiction

Hildred Billings: Tropes! The Fire That Fuels Your Fiction

January 29, 2019
For Love & Money with Hildred Billings
 
In this episode, Hildred Billings joins me to talk about tropes, and how they can help you market your books to your ideal audience.
 
We discuss:
  • Using tropes to sell your work.
  • Combining tropes into unique narratives.
  • Ending the stigma around tropes

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Fiona Riley’s Lesbian Fiction Journey

Fiona Riley’s Lesbian Fiction Journey

January 18, 2019

Fiona Riley's Lesbian Fiction Journey

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Fiona Riley

Fiona Riley joins Tara to share the story of how she discovered lesfic, how she went on to find fanfic, what she thinks about the current state of lesbian fiction, and the types of books she likes to read now.

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K Aten’s 3 Top Books Of 2018 - The Lesbian Review Podcast

K Aten’s 3 Top Books Of 2018 - The Lesbian Review Podcast

January 11, 2019

K Aten’s 3 Top Books Of 2018

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by author and reviewer K Aten today to talk about her favourite books of 2018. Primary interested in speculative fiction, Aten brings you three great books with fun worlds, great adventures and interesting concepts.

1 Compass Rose by Anna Burke

Publisher Bywater Books

Audiobook - No

Synopsis

In the year 2513, the only thing higher than the seas is what’s at stake for those who sail them.

Rose was born facing due north, with an inherent perception of cardinal points flowing through her veins. Her uncanny sense of direction earns her a coveted place among the Archipelago Fleet elite, but it also attracts the attention of Admiral Comita, who sends her on a secret mission deep into pirate territory. Accompanied by a ragtag crew of mercenaries and under the command of Miranda, a captain as bloodthirsty as she is alluring, Rose discovers the hard way that even the best sense of direction won’t be enough to keep her alive if she can’t learn to navigate something far more dangerous than the turbulent seas. Aboard the mercenary ship, Man o’ War, Rose learns quickly that trusting the wrong person can get you killed—and Miranda’s crew have no intention of making things easy for her—especially Miranda’s trusted first mate, Orca, who is as stubborn as she is brutal.

 

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2 Trafalgar & Boone and the Children of the Burnt Empire by Geonn Cannon

Publisher Supposed Crimes

Audiobook - No

Synopsis

Dorothy Boone, still blaming herself for a devastating loss on their last adventure, and Miss Trafalgar are offered a new mission from the Royal Geographical Society: an expedition to find the source of a mythical river has gone missing in the Amazon rainforest, and their patrons want them found. It seems like the perfect low-threat endeavor to get the duo back to normalcy, so Dorothy and Trafalgar accept. Accompanied by Cora Hyde, who is also recovering from a loss, the duo sets out for the jungle.

Their safe undertaking soon turns perilous when they run afoul of a previously unknown tribe known as the Burnt Empire. Dorothy and Trafalgar are separated in the scuffle and taken in by two groups with similar goals but differing tactics. The groups only agree on one point: the very existence of the Burnt Empire could lead to untold destruction.

 

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3 Curved Horizon by Taylor Brooke

Publisher Interlude Press

Audiobook - No

Synopsis

In the sequel to Fortitude Smashed, navigating the ins and outs of love is hard enough as strangers, but now Daisy and Chelsea must find a way to transform their friendship into something more. Meanwhile, Shannon and Aiden’s year-long relationship is put to the test when a horrific accident puts Shannon’s life at risk.

 

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Katherine V. Forrest Shares Her Lesbian Fiction Journey

Katherine V. Forrest Shares Her Lesbian Fiction Journey

January 4, 2019

Katherine V. Forrest Shares Her Lesbian Fiction Journey

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Katherine V. Forrest

In this episode, Tara is joined by Katherine V. Forrest, author of the iconic Curious Wine, Kate Delafield mystery series and Coral Dawn sci fi series. She shares the first lesbian fiction books she found, what what excites her about the current state of the genre, and her hopes for the future.

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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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Kiki Archer Interview with Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

Kiki Archer Interview with Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

December 27, 2018

Kiki Archer Interview

Seize the Day Podcast

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.   Hopefully you are all rested, well fed and suitably content after Christmas.  So I’m super chuffed to be able to say, we’re in for a treat today - joining me on Seize the Day is the wonderfully brilliant, fantastic funny, best selling author, Kiki Archer.  In this show, Kiki talks to me about #netball #divamusicalfestival #success #sayingyes #parenting and how Kiki became an #author.

 

One of the motivators for starting Seize the Day, was to get inspirational women on the show and talk through how they found success, what got them to the point they are at now, and why they do it, so I’m really delighted to have Kiki join me in this show. #womenleaders

 

Seize the Day was inspired by my favourite Latin expression Carpe Diem.  I’m very much a “glass is half full” person and I’ve had some great mentors throughout my life, who have offered me invaluable guidance.  We have so many wonders at our fingertips and sometimes we just need a little help, or someone to remind us.

 

 

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Interview with Carrie Pack - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 29b

Interview with Carrie Pack - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 29b

December 8, 2018

Interview with Carrie Pack

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 29b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about

  • The riot girl movement of the 1990s
  • The importance of girls in zine culture
  • Writing near-past fiction
  • Sensitive writing for the contemporary reader
  • Carrie’s podcast: Bi Sci Fi for queer-friendly speculative fiction
  • Different experiences with SFF and YA books
  • Researching the facts of your own past

Publications mentioned:

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Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

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Email: contact@alpennia.com

Twitter: @heatherosejones

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Website: http://www.carriepack.com

Twitter: @carriepack

Twitter: @biscifi

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