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Wendy Hudson Shares 5 Lesfic Recommendations

Wendy Hudson Shares 5 Lesfic Recommendations

June 7, 2019

Wendy Hudson Shares 5 Lesfic Recommendations

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Wendy Hudson

Wendy Hudson, author of three lesbian romantic suspense novels, joins Tara in this episode to share some of her very favourite lesfic books. She had a hard time narrowing her list down, so these are the best of the best!  

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JS Fields Recommends 5 Lesbian Sci Fi Books - TLR Podcast

JS Fields Recommends 5 Lesbian Sci Fi Books - TLR Podcast

May 31, 2019

JS Fields Recommends 5 Lesbian Sci Fi Books

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by author JS Fields today to talk about their 5 Lesbian Sci Fi Books recommendations.

They also talk about:

  • Lesbians On Boats
  • Killer Mermaids
  • Wood Science

 

The Wrong Stars by Tim Pratt

Publisher Angry Robot

Synopsis

Finalist for the 2018 Philip K. Dick Award

A ragtag crew of humans and posthumans discover alien technology that could change the fate of humanity… or awaken an ancient evil and destroy all life in the galaxy.

The shady crew of the White Raven run freight and salvage at the fringes of our solar system. They discover the wreck of a centuries-old exploration vessel floating light years away from its intended destination and revive its sole occupant, who wakes with news of First Alien Contact. When the crew break it to her that humanity has alien allies already, she reveals that these are very different extra-terrestrials… and the gifts they bestowed on her could kill all humanity, or take it out to the most distant stars.

 

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The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Publisher Hodder & Stoughton

Narrator Patricia Rodriguez

Synopsis

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!*

Short-listed for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction. 

The beloved debut novel that will restore your faith in humanity.

When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The ship, which has seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy and distance from her troubled past. 

But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptilian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic but more or less peaceful - exactly what Rosemary wants. 

Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years...if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful. 

But Rosemary isn't the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed. 

*Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

 

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Safety Protocols For Human Holidays by Angel Martinez

Publisher Mischief Corner Book

Synopsis

Part of the "A Holiday to Remember 2017 Series"

As a security officer on an interspecies ship, Growlan Raskli's experienced in heading off species-specific aberrant behaviors in order to keep the peace. But when her captain asks her to find out what's bothering their sole human crew member, Raskli's out of her depths. She hardly knows anything about humans and she's not a psych doctor.

Something's definitely upset Human Jen, something to do with human holidays. The more time Raskli spends studying humans and interacting with the intriguing Human Jen, the more personal the assignment becomes. Determined to lift the dark cloud from Human Jen, Raskli will do whatever it takes—within safe parameters, of course.

 

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Santa Olivia by Jaqueline Carey

Publisher Grand Central Publishing

Narrator Susan Ericksen

Synopsis

Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a U.S. military base inside a demilitarized buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. A fugitive "Wolf-Man" who had a love affair with a local woman, Loup's father was one of a group of men genetically manipulated and used by the U.S. government as a weapon. The "Wolf-Men" were engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina, and a total lack of fear, and Loup, named for and sharing her father's wolf-like qualities, is marked as an outsider.

 

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Into the Drowning deep by Mira Grant

Publisher Orbit

Narrator Christine Lakin

Synopsis

New York Times best-selling author Mira Grant, author of the renowned Newsflesh series, returns with a novel that takes us to a new world of ancient mysteries and mythological dangers come to life.

The ocean is home to many myths,

But some are deadly....

Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a tragedy.

Now a new crew has been assembled. But this time they're not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life's work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart, this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.

Whatever the truth may be, it will be found only below the waves.

But the secrets of the deep come with a price.

 

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About JS Fields

J.S. Fields is a scientist who has perhaps spent too much time around organic solvents. They enjoy roller derby, woodturning, making chainmail by hand, and cultivating fungi in the backs of minivans. Nonbinary, and yes, it matters.

Fields has lived in Thailand, Ireland, Canada, USA, and spent extensive time in many more places. Their current research takes them to the Peruvian Amazon rainforest each summer, where they traumatizes students with machetes and tangarana ants while looking for rare pigmenting fungi. They live with their partner and child, and a very fabulous lionhead rabbit named Merlin.

 

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Vanda Talks About Her Historical Fiction Series - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Vanda Talks About Her Historical Fiction Series - The Lesbian Review Podcast

May 17, 2019

Vanda Talks About Her Historical Fiction Series

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Vanda today to talk about her historical fiction series.

In this episode:

  • How Vanda turned Juliana into a play
  • The research she needed to do to get the facts right
  • What she learned that shocked her
  • What she wants to do now with her books

 

Juliana by Vanda

Synopsis

She went looking for fame, and found her true self, instead.

New York City, 1941. Alice “Al” Huffman and her childhood friends are fresh off the potato farms of Long Island and bound for Broadway. Al’s plans for stage success are abruptly put on hold when she’s told she has no talent. As she gets a job to pay for acting classes, Al settles into a normal life with her friends and a boyfriend. It all changes when she meets Juliana.

A singer on the brink of stardom, Juliana is everything Al isn’t: glamorous, talented, and queer. The farm girl is quickly enthralled, experiencing thoughts and feelings she never realized were possible. Al finds herself slipping between two worlds: the gay underground and the “normal” world of her childhood friends. It’s a balancing act she can handle until the two worlds begin to collide

In a city bursting with change, can Alice find what she was looking for all along?

 

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Interview with Molly Tanzer - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 34b

Interview with Molly Tanzer - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 34b

May 11, 2019

Interview with Molly Tanzer

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 34b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about

  • Finding inspiration in 18-19th century literature
  • Queer themes in historic literature and how they are erased
  • Exploring the decadent movement and gender-flipping The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The complexities of signaling queer content in mainstream books--are queer relationships spoilers?
  • Cultural intersections in Vermillion and why there aren’t any sequels at this point
  • Shifts in the social landscape in how authors approach gender, sexuality, and cultural background
  • Molly’s attraction to 18th century settings, being inspired by historic aesthetics and artistic movements
  • Conversations that manifest in artistic output
  • The roots of the modern novel in women’s literature of the 18th century
  • Trying to write in the current political climate

Molly’s Books

Other books mentioned

No transcript is available for this episode

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Jax Meyer’s Lesfic Journey, Including 4 F/F Romance Recommendations

Jax Meyer’s Lesfic Journey, Including 4 F/F Romance Recommendations

May 10, 2019

Jax Meyer’s Lesfic Journey, Including 4 F/F Romance Recommendations

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Jax Meyer

Lesfic author Jax Meyer joins Tara in this episode to share how she first discovered lesbian fiction, how that led to her becoming an author, and four lesbian romances that she recommends.

Check out Jax’s recommendations:

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Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett Recommend 4 Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett Recommend 4 Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

May 3, 2019

Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett Recommend 4 Books

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by two authors known for their comedy as Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett Recommend 4 Books.

In this episode:

  • Layce Gardner recommends three books she loved
  • Saxon Bennett recommends one book she loved
  • The duo talk about writing dramady and yanking the rug out from readers
  • Their new release Second Chances and the robot character

 

Survived by her longtime companion by Chris Paynter

Publisher Companion Publications

Audiobook available No

Synopsis

Hired to work on a biography of the late film star, Daphne DeMonet, Bailey Hampton arrives to conduct an interview with Eleanor Burnett, Daphne's "longtime companion." To Bailey's dismay, she learns Eleanor has set up a co-interview with Bailey's ex-partner, Chelsea Parker.

Estranged for eleven months, the two women hide their painful memories and strain to be civil to one another. Eleanor startles them by insisting that they take turns reading aloud from Eleanor's diaries of her life with Daphne DeMonet. Only after the diaries are read in her presence will Eleanor proceed with a full interview.

Once Eleanor discovers that Bailey and Chelsea are ex-partners, the diary readings take on a new meaning for her. Can they learn from the mistakes she and Daphne made as young lovers? Will that knowledge bring Bailey and Chelsea together again? Or is it too late to mend their broken relationship?

 

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Love Bites by Lila Bruce

Publisher Indie Author

Audiobook available No

Synopsis

The last person Ashley Baldwin expected to see when she walked into Ridgeview Animal Clinic was the gorgeous ex-love-of-her-life, Peyton Maxwell. Their break-up in college had been an explosive one, and now, some twelve years later, Ashley was still picking up the pieces of her broken heart.

Peyton Maxwell knew better than anyone that life rarely turned out the way you planned. After spending more than a decade away from her hometown, she’d finally decided to move back in order to raise her young daughter closer to family. She was just beginning to settle into her new job when Ashley walked into an exam room at the vet clinic and back into her life. Peyton thought she’d put that part of her life firmly in the past, but one look at her former lover and it all comes rushing back. 

Ashley has waited a long time for answers, but walks away from their encounter with only questions. Could it really hurt to pursue a friendly, platonic relationship as Peyton suggests? Or will Ashley find herself rekindling a flame that never really died?

 

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Just Married? by Natasha West

Publisher Indie Author

Audiobook available No

Synopsis

When uptight British bookshop owner Emily Bartlett goes to Las Vegas to get over a humiliating breakup, she’s expecting to make a few mistakes. But when she meets Ruby Knight, a pessimistic American C-list TV actress with designs on a movie career, she makes a whopper. The pair get so incredibly drunk together that they end up getting accidently married.

In the cold light of day, both women are shocked to find themselves wedded to a virtual stranger. But maybe it’s not such a big mistake? Could Ruby’s marriage to Emily help boost her profile and get her the biggest role of her life, earning Emily a big payday in the process? Only if they can make it seem like they’re really in love. And only if they can navigate the treacherous LA movie scene without tripping themselves up and giving the game away. Or worse, getting carried away with their fake relationship…

But what if they do let themselves feel something? Could they fall in love? Or are they Just Married?

 

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This Is Devin Jones by Kristen Conrad

Publisher Peckham Press

Audiobook available No

Synopsis

What if your new favorite action movie and your new favorite romantic comedy were merged into one page turning thriller? This is Devin Jones. 

Beverly Hills Police Detective Devin Jones has a problem – No, it’s not the dead body that turned up on the lawn of a washed up drunk Hollywood legend, and it’s not even the fact that she’s been having an affair with one of the biggest actresses in the world who’s flown back into the closet to marry her male co-star. It’s that Devin has been set up on a blind date to the glamorous Hollywood Screen Awards - and not only is her date a dud, but when Devin comes back from a bathroom break during the show, the theater is eerily empty and someone has taken 25 of the world’s biggest movie and TV stars hostage. Including her ex girlfriend. This just got personal. Suddenly Hollywood’s biggest night becomes Hollywood’s biggest nightmare. Alone and unarmed, Devin Jones has to get them out. Or die trying.

With its edge-of-the-seat action, sexy and romantic love story, and laugh out loud humor, This is Devin Jones is about to become your favorite page turner of the year. Written by a successful Hollywood film and TV scribe who also had a humor column in a national LGBT mag - This is Devin Jones brings the movie experience to the reading experience. 

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Second Chances by Saxon Bennet and Layce Gardner

Publisher Indie Authors

Audiobook available No

Synopsis

Kathleen Patterson’s life came to an abrupt halt five years ago when her wife was killed in a plane crash. Since her wife’s death, she hasn’t left the house and lives the life of a recluse. Her groceries are delivered, she cuts her own hair, and all her shopping is done online. The only person she talks to is her mother.

Janet Miller has had more than her fair share of bad relationships. Unable to put her heart in the line of fire anymore, she moves in with her aging mother and swears off love. Sad and lonely, she eats dinner in front of the TV, and buries herself in her work.

Both women have given up on love. There is nothing that can change their minds.

Until…One day a robot appears on Kathleen’s doorstep. Robbie the robot has been programmed to be a home health aide for the reclusive Kathleen. Janet is the technician who is called to Kathleen’s house each time Robbie blows a circuit. What neither woman knows is that Robbie has a secret mission—to give them both a second chance at love.

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6 Books That Defy Classification with Jeannie Levig

6 Books That Defy Classification with Jeannie Levig

April 26, 2019

6 Books That Defy Classification with Jeannie Levig

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Jeannie Levig

Jeannie Levig, awesome author and fellow reviewer at The Lesbian Review, joins Tara in this episode to talk about books that don’t neatly fall within anyone genre, and therefore are best called general fiction or literary fiction.

Jeannie’s picks:

Tara’s picks:

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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.  

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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....

 

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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.

 

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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:

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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.

 

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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.  

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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:

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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).

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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.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2GeIV22

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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.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2Gf75cF

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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?

 

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

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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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Anna is a reviewer for The Lesbian Review, Music Editor, Sound Editor, Animal Advocate and Hopeful Romantic.

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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.  

Check out Rebecca’s recommendations:

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