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5 Character Driven F/F Books Charley Clarke Recommends

5 Character Driven F/F Books Charley Clarke Recommends

March 13, 2020

5 Character Driven F/F Books Charley Clarke Recommends

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Charley Clarke

This week, Tara’s joined by Charley Clarke (debut novel Always a Love Song) who has brought her favorite character driven romances to talk about.

Charley’s Recommendations:

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Everything is Not As it Seems with Cass Sellars

Everything is Not As it Seems with Cass Sellars

February 28, 2020

Everything is Not As it Seems with Cass Sellars

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Cass Sellars

You can’t tell a reader just by looking at them. They could be anyone, anywhere. Authors are the same. And they come from all walks of life, too. Some have been lawyers and doctors before they wrote lesfic, and this week she’s talking to Cass Sellars, who, before writing her own books, investigated criminal, corporate and financial fraud. What inspired the change? Listen and find out.

Among other things, Tara and Cass talk about the books where we find ourselves between the pages, the pairings that surprise authors that readers latch onto, and their hopes for the future.

Cass’ Recommendations:

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Frustration and Fan Fiction with Lola Keeley

Frustration and Fan Fiction with Lola Keeley

February 14, 2020

Frustration and Fan Fiction with Lola Keeley

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Lola Keeley

This week, Lola Keeley (Music in the Mirror, Slammed) joins Tara to share her journey with f/f fiction. Listen to hear how frustration at not seeing herself in the media she loved drove Lola to write fanfic, how Lee Winter was the fairy godmother who helped her transition to original fiction, and her musings on the bigger and brighter future awaiting lesfic. It’s a great conversation. Come along for the ride.

Lola’s Recommendations:

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Interview with Stephanie Burgis - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 43b

Interview with Stephanie Burgis - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 43b

February 8, 2020

Interview with Stephanie Burgis

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 43b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Stephanie Burgis Online

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Cracking the Case with Ann Aptaker

Cracking the Case with Ann Aptaker

January 31, 2020

Cracking the Case with Ann Aptaker

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Ann Aptaker

This week is a little different. The game is afoot, and Tara’s guide through the dark alleys and crime scenes is author Ann Aptaker (Flesh and Gold). Writing about lesbians is a radical, political act, but it’s an act we primarily associate with romance. Ann makes the compelling pitch that different genres present different opportunities to see ourselves in and explore issues specific to us. Writing about crime, just like writing about love, through a lesbian lens is a way of staking claim in a world that often sees lesbians as illegitimate. And at the very least, Ann promises a world of adventure to any who answers the alluring siren’s song of crime fiction.

Ann’s Recommendations:

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Answering the Big Questions with S.W. Andersen

Answering the Big Questions with S.W. Andersen

January 17, 2020

Answering the Big Questions with S.W. Andersen

Les Do Books with Tara and guest S.W. Anderson

This week, Tara sits down with author S.W. Andersen to ask some of the eternal questions, the questions that keep us up at night, the questions whose answers define not just a person, but perhaps a generation. Questions like….”How big is your to-read list? Really?” And, “But seriously, who is the real ice queen in this book?” The answers, dear listeners, will shock you. 

S.W.’s Recommendations:

Tara’s Recommendations:

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Interview with Kate Heartfield - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 42b

Interview with Kate Heartfield - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 42b

January 11, 2020

Interview with Kate Heartfield

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 42b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Kate Heartfield Online

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The Hot Ones with Renee Dahlia

The Hot Ones with Renee Dahlia

January 3, 2020

The Hot Ones with Renee Dahlia

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Renee Dahlia

No, they’re not starting the year off with a hot wings challenge, but they sure are bringing the heat. In this week’s episode, Tara welcomes author Renee Dahlia (Liability) on to talk lesbian fiction. The hotter, the better. But don’t worry, Renee’s tastes are anything but one note. After all, what’s spice without some sweet? 

Renee’s Recommendations:

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From Here to There with Rachel Ford

From Here to There with Rachel Ford

December 20, 2019

From Here to There with Rachel Ford

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Rachel Ford

In this episode, Tara talks to author Rachel Ford (Crimson Yuletide), whose love of lesbian fiction is all over the place in the best possible way, spanning many genres, tropes and styles. She comes to us from her latest trek with some exciting recommendations to get you excited about your reading journey.  

Rachel’s Recommendations:

Tara’s Recommendation:

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Kate Gavin’s Lesfic Journey - Les Do Books

Kate Gavin’s Lesfic Journey - Les Do Books

December 6, 2019

Kate Gavin’s Lesfic Journey

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Kate Gavin

In this episode, Tara’s joined by author Kate Gavin, who stepped into the lesfic ring this year with her debut novel Full of Promise. She shares how she found lesfic, how she started writing it, and see what she thinks about current representations of bisexuality in media. Welcome, Kate!

Kate’s Recommendations:

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The New My Lesfic - The Write Stuff

The New My Lesfic - The Write Stuff

November 29, 2019

The New My Lesfic

The Write Stuff

Author Anne Hagan recently took over running the My LesFic Website and enlisted Erin Hodges to help. Together they are planning some big things that will be great for both authors and readers.

In this episode we talk about

  • How Anne ended up taking over My LesFic from Harper and Caroline
  • What’s new and coming up on the service
  • What the service actually is and why both authors and readers love it

 

Find MyLesFic online at

Website https://www.mylesfic.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/MyLesfic

 

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From Fluff to Faith with Ann McMan - Les Do Books

From Fluff to Faith with Ann McMan - Les Do Books

November 22, 2019

From Fluff to Faith with Ann McMan

Les Do Books with Tara

Author Ann McMan (Galileo, Beowulf for Cretins) doesn’t like blowing up the relationships of her characters, she prefers to blow up their lives, the political and social realities that surround them. It’s in that wreckage where she finds the meaning she’s looking for. While this week’s episode starts off talking about fluffy romances, it quickly goes to other places. 

Tara and Ann discuss the following books by Ann:

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Writing Asexual Main Characters In Lesbian Romance - The Write Stuff

Writing Asexual Main Characters In Lesbian Romance - The Write Stuff

November 15, 2019

Writing Asexual Main Characters In Lesbian Romance

Today Sheena is joined by authors Jae and Jax Meyer to talk about writing books about asexual main characters.

In this episode:

  • Why write unexpected representation in lesfic at all?
  • Why use asexual characters as a romantic lead?
  • Writing a romance without the sexual tension.
  • Why it took Jae 5 years before she wrote an ace lead.
  • Reader feedback from asexual folks.
  • Reader feedback from allosexual folks.
  • The ace spectrum and the difference between asexuals, demisexuals and aromantic.

 

Find Jae Online

Website https://jae-fiction.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/JaeFiction

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JaeAuthor

Amazon Author Page https://amzn.to/33Jjoan

 

Jax Meyer Online

Website https://jaxmeyerauthor.wixsite.com/website

Twitter https://twitter.com/butchjax

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jaxmeyerauthor/ 

Amazon Author Page https://amzn.to/2qcUPDU

 

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Interview with Heather Rose Jones - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40b

Interview with Heather Rose Jones - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40b

November 9, 2019

Interview with Heather Rose Jones

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 40b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

  • What are the advantages to setting stories in an invented country like Alpennia?
  • The roots of Heather’s love for language and history
  • Themes and tropes in the Alpennia books
  • Why weren’t the books written as romances?
  • Complex intersections of gender and sexuality in the books
  • Queer coming of age in the 19th century
  • What books inspired the Alpennia series?
  • Why a laundry maid as a protagonist? Writing precarious lives.
  • Touch-points for writing historic disasters and sowing seeds of revolution
  • Why write a stand-alone book in the middle of a series?
  • Why write in first versus third person?
  • Finding the people of color in Alpennia
  • Planting story-seeds to harvest in later books
  • What’s next for the Alpennia series?
  • Giving characters failure modes
  • What else does Heather want to write?
  • Books mentioned
  • A transcript of this podcast is pending.

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Links to Heather Online

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4 Second Chance Romances with Fiona Riley

4 Second Chance Romances with Fiona Riley

November 8, 2019

4 Second Chance Romances with Fiona Riley

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Fiona Riley

In this episode, Tara’s joined by author Fiona Riley and they talk all about second chance romances. They share why they love them, some books they recommend, and Fiona discusses her own second chance romance, Not Since You.

Check out Fiona’s recommendations:

Check out Tara’s recommendations:

Get other second chance romances

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Hildred Billings’ Coming Out Story

Hildred Billings’ Coming Out Story

October 28, 2019

Hildred Billings’ Coming Out Story

Coming Out Stories

On this episode we hear Hildred Billings’ Coming Out Story. She talks about the girl who broke her heart, coming from a really small town and having a mom who had no idea that Hildred was gay.

This podcast series airs every October to celebrate coming out month. As LGBTQIA people we are often seen as different and wrong. By celebrating our coming out stories we see that we are part of something bigger and that there is hope.

The book discussed in this episode

 

The One That Ran Away

Synopsis

Their love was written in the stars, but one of them wasn’t yet ready for fate.

Ten years ago, Jess Mills had her life changed when she crossed paths with Shannon Parker, the most beautiful girl at their small liberal arts college. But what Jess assumed to be nothing more than a crush on a straight girl turned into the night of her dreams senior year.

Then? Nothing. Shannon was gone before graduation.

One of them has moved on. The other is just getting started.

Shannon bumps into Jess shortly after moving to Portland, a place her ex-boyfriend decided to call home. Both single, and both reeling from post-college life, Shannon realizes that it’s no mere coincidence she’s once again encountered the girl who defined her co-ed years.

It’s fate.

Jess’s love for astrology and divination is about to come in handy now that Shannon is determined to face her feelings and understand the whim of the universe.

She isn’t running anymore.

 

Get this book on Amazon US, Canada or Germany https://amzn.to/33Me4lX

 

Get this book on Amazon UK https://amzn.to/33IdZjc

 

 

Hard To Get

Synopsis

What do you do when the hottest and richest woman in town asks you out?

Run, apparently.

NADIA

No one has seen more billionaire-matchmaking carnage than Nadia Gaines, receptionist to the most expensive office around. If it’s not some old (and married) guy trying to impress her with diamonds and trips to paradise, then it’s…

Well, it’s Eva Warren, an old-money heiress whose tabloid exploits are as sordid as they are really, really gay.

Nadia is no stranger to lesbian lust. But no matter how much she wants to give in to Eva’s seduction, one mantra lurks in the back of her mind: Never date a billionaire!

Until the one night she does give in, anyway. Then everything goes to hell.

EVA

Life as a billionaire heiress isn’t all sunshine and kitty whiskers, especially if that heiress is Eva Warren. She’s managed to shake off tabloid gossip that’s ruined more than one woman’s life, but she’ll never be able to shake the two things she wants most: to work for her family’s business, and to date every beautiful woman she meets.

Curvy Nadia isn’t like the others, however. Even though the mutual attraction exists, for some reason she keeps shooting down Eva’s advances. Until Eva finally gets Nadia right where she wants her…

So begins one of the hottest games of hard to get to ever befall womankind. High society might not survive it.

 

Get this book on Amazon US, Canada or Germany https://amzn.to/2MXRyQf

 

Get this book on Amazon UK https://amzn.to/2quebnT

 

 

Connect with Hildred Billings Online at the links below

Website http://www.hildred-billings.com/site/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authorhildredbillings/

Author page on Amazon https://amzn.to/2P6eGyW 

 

 

 

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Why Lynn Ames Thinks The Beebo Brinker Chronicles Are Essential Reading 

Why Lynn Ames Thinks The Beebo Brinker Chronicles Are Essential Reading 

October 25, 2019

Why Lynn Ames Thinks The Beebo Brinker Chronicles Are Essential Reading 

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Lynn Ames

In this episode, author Lynn Ames joins Tara to talk about the groundbreaking Beebo Brinker Chronicles by Ann Bannon. They explore what actually made it groundbreaking, why they endure, and why everyone should read them.

Buy the Beebo Brinker Omnibus, to get all 5 books at once. 

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JS Fields’ Coming Out Story

JS Fields’ Coming Out Story

October 22, 2019

JS Fields’ Coming Out Story

Coming Out Stories

On this episode we hear JS Fields’ Coming Out Story. They talk about being gay, being intersex and being gender queer. 

This podcast series airs every October to celebrate coming out month. As LGBTQIA people we are often seen as different and wrong. By celebrating our coming out stories we see that we are part of something bigger and that there is hope.

JS Fields’ first novel

Ardulum First Don

Synopsis

Ardulum. The planet that vanishes. The planet that sleeps. 

Neek makes a living piloting the dilapidated tramp transport Mercy's Pledge and smuggling questionable goods across systems blessed with peace and prosperity. She gets by - but only just. In her dreams, she is still haunted by thoughts of Ardulum, the traveling planet that long ago visited her homeworld. The Ardulans brought with them agriculture, art, interstellar technology...and then disappeared without a trace, leaving Neek's people to worship them as gods. 

Neek does not believe - and has paid dearly for it with an exile from her home for her heretical views. Yet when the crew stumbles into an armed confrontation between the sheriffs of the Charted Systems and an unknown species, fate deals Neek an unexpected hand in the form of a slave girl - a child whose ability to telepathically manipulate cellulose is reminiscent of that of an Ardulan god. Forced to reconcile her beliefs, Neek chooses to protect her, but is the child the key to her salvation, or will she lead them all to their deaths?

 

Get this audiobook on Amazon (US, Canada and Germany) https://amzn.to/2q8vWsH

 

Get this audiobook on Amazon UK https://amzn.to/2VKeiHm 

 

 

Connect with JS Fields Online at the links below

Website https://jsfieldsbooks.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/Galactoglucoman

Author page on Amazon https://amzn.to/32jG2VQ

 

 

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Erin Dutton’s Lesfic Journey, Including the Rise of E-Books - Les Do Books

Erin Dutton’s Lesfic Journey, Including the Rise of E-Books - Les Do Books

October 11, 2019

Erin Dutton’s Lesfic Journey, Including the Rise of E-Books

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Erin Dutton

This week, Tara and author Erin Dutton (Wavering Convictions) talk cause and effect. What’s it like to finally find ‘your shelf’? How does a breakup turn into a book of your own? More broadly, how has technology changed lesbian fiction? Along the way they rummage through their favourite tropes and Tara tries (and fails) to not fangirl out. Enjoy!

Check out Erin’s Recommendations

Check out Tara’s recommendations

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The End of the World with Anna Burke - Les Do Books

The End of the World with Anna Burke - Les Do Books

September 27, 2019

The End of the World with Anna Burke 

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Anna Burke

This week, Tara is joined by author Anna Burke (Compass Rose, Thorn). Anna shares her journey with lesbian fiction and their conversation takes us on a tour through the end of the world, food truck romances, the perfect grilled cheese sandwich and even lesbians in space. It’s a wild ride, but through it all the constant for Anna is the importance of books and how they can lead to a kinder world. Enjoy!

Check out Anna’s Recommendations

Check out Tara’s recommendations

Find Anna Burke online

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