A Very Merry Gay Christmas - Les Talk About It

December 24, 2018

A Very Merry Gay Christmas

Les Talk About It (reprise)

Sheena and Tamara chat about a very gay family that is quite loosely linked to christmas carols.

Have a wonderful festive season


7 Holiday F/F Reads

December 21, 2018

7 Holiday F/F Reads

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Sheena

It’s Christmas next week! So what better time to kick back and relax with one (or seven!) beautiful f/f holiday romances? Listen as Tara and Sheena, founder of The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show, share their favourites, which are sure leave you feeling festive.  

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How To Be A Happy Lesbian During The Holiday Season - Les Talk About It

December 17, 2018

How To Be A Happy Lesbian During The Holiday Season

Les Talk About It

Tamara and Sheena talk about being a lesbian during the holiday season. They spread the joy and give some advice on how to get through the holiday season and come out better for it or at least not worse off.

They suggest:

  • Find an online community that is positive and makes you feel good
  • Read or do activities you find relaxing and not stressful
  • Split the load
  • Treat yourself
  • Be prepared for awkwardness at events
  • Make choices that help you


About The Hosts

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.) 


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Christmas Special by Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

December 13, 2018

Christmas Special

Seize the Day Podcast

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.   Since Christmas is just around the corner, todays show is all about Christmas, pantos, family, and in a special addition, my gorgeous sons join me to take about their favourite Christmas films and stories.


Merry Christmas everyone - whether you celebrate or not, I hope you have a truly wonderful time!


#Christmas #Panto #Mulled Wine


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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Mistletoe Mishap by Siri Caldwell - Book Clips

December 12, 2018

Mistletoe Mishap by Siri Caldwell

Book Clips 

Welcome to Book Clips, the mini podcast where authors and narrators give you a taste of a book with a short snippet. 

In this episode we hear the author reading an excerpt from Mistletoe Mishap by Siri Caldwell



Geology professor Kendra Davis has been in love with Dr. Viviana Ortiz for so long she can barely remember what life was like before they met. They’ve built a life together. Gotten comfortable. Maybe too comfortable. 

Comfortable enough to challenge each other to a simple contest: who can make the other person take the Lord’s name in vain the loudest and the most often with the least clothes on before Christmas. With only twelve days to prove that a long-term relationship doesn’t mean a physically dead one, Kendra has no time to waste. If only Viv played fair…

Will mental arithmetic, a little too much coffee, and absurdly placed mistletoe help two middle-aged scientists laugh and love their way through the holidays?


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All I Want For Christmas by Clare Lydon - Book Clips

December 5, 2018

All I Want For Christmas by Clare Lydon

Book Clips 

Welcome to Book Clips, the mini podcast where authors and narrators give you a taste of a book with a short snippet. 

In this episode we hear a reading from All I Want For Christmas by Clare Lydon


This Christmas, Tori Hammond is on a mission to find love.

Her ideal present under the tree would be a shiny new girlfriend, so Tori gives herself one month to find that special lady by December 25th. Christmas spells romance and she’s going to grab some.

Love Christmas? Love romantic comedies? Then you need to read All I Want For Christmas and prepare to be swept off your festive feet! From the author of international smash-hits London Calling and This London Love, Clare Lydon has crafted another page-turner, bursting with seasonal attitude & wit.

Buy All I Want For Christmas and get your festive on!


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Book Clips: Christmas At Winterbourne by Jen Silver

December 25, 2016

Book Clips

Christmas At Winterbourne by Jen Silver 


In This Episode of Book Clips Jen Silver reads from her novel Christmas At Winterbourne.


The Christmas festivities for the guests booked into Winterbourne House have all the goings-on of a traditional holiday. The only difference is that this guesthouse is run by lesbians, for lesbians.

When the guests arrive, tensions are already simmering between the house's owner Wilma (Wil) and very pregnant partner, Gabriella. Wil has a lot on her plate...ensuring the smooth running of the events, looking after all the guests, including her in-laws and business partners. What she hasn't planned for is a ghost from Christmas past.

Wil inherited Winterbourne from her adopted mother, Kim Russell, author of a series of successful lesbian novels. Most of the guests who stay, do so because they are fans of the author.

One guest, Sally Hunter, is on a mission to write Kim's official biography. She meets with resistance from the people at the house she tries to interview, stirring up memories from those who knew the reclusive writer well.

For a bit of extra spice to the festivities, add in an unexpected snowstorm, a disappearing guest, and an imminent birth. Join the guests and staff at Winterbourne for a Christmas you'll not soon forget.


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Christmas Special: Les The Night Before Christmas by Kelly Aten

December 24, 2016

Christmas Special

Les The Night Before Christmas by Kelly Aten

Hi there, my name is Kelly Aten and I’m one of those ‘Aspiring Writers’ that gather around the fan fiction sites and Facebook writer’s pages. You know the type, the kind that is also a massive reader and fangirls every time a favorite author likes our comment on Facebook? Anyway I started thinking about the holidays and how everyone has their own rituals and traditions. Maybe your holiday isn’t complete unless you watch your favorite cartoon or movie on TV. In our house we watch the movie Piranha staring William Katt (1995) every Christmas eve. My partner started it more than fifteen years ago with her brother and I’ve now been inducted into the tradition. 

So anyway, television, books, magazines, they swamp us with those ‘traditional’ stories and fables every year but what if you just can’t relate? I started thinking, why can’t I re-write one of those holiday classics? For instance, maybe I could re-write something like ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The poem was first published in the Troy Sentinel in 1823 but there is some dispute as to whether it was written by Henry Livingston Jr. or Clement Clarke Moore. No matter who wrote it though, I find it out of date and hard to relate to. And because of the fact that it is nearly two hundred years old I have decided to change the words to something that I think better fits my life, love, and humor. Hopefully you feel the same way.

Here is my spoof on ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas (aka “A Visit From St. Nicholas” or “The Night Before Christmas”)

Les The Night Before Christmas (A Visit From St. Nicolette)

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,

Not a pet was stirring, cats and dogs all worn out;

The stockings were hung by size left to right,

‘cause my crazy wife takes OCD to new heights

The children were exhausted from game night again,

Dreaming of Minecraft, Nerf, and Kylo Ren

We were in lounge pants, hers black and mine red

Bras both removed when the kids went to bed

When out on the lawn there was a scream and a squee,

We pushed pause on Netflix and went to go see.

Aluminum bat in hand, I stood at the door ready

A memento of softball when my knees were still steady

I peeked through the window and blinked kind of slow

Into a yard that was twinkling with lights on the snow

At first I blamed wine and alcohol blurred eyes,

For the sight of a sleigh with woman inside,

Wearing a red flight suit both voluptuous and svelte,

She was pulled by robot reindeer wearing fake fur pelts.

Both nimble and sure it was a safe bet

That our wintertime guest was Saint Nicolette

“Stay! Dasher, stay! Dancer, stay! Prancer, and Vixen,

“Wait! Comet, wait! Cupid, wait! Donner and Blixen;

She came to the porch and knocked on our door

I ducked down beneath the window unsure

What could she want on such a cold night?

Shouldn’t she be out on a world-circling flight?

Cautious and leery I drained my wine cup,

Then opened the door and said ‘Hey Nic, what’s up?’

With a twinkling and winking of her coal-black eyes

She shouldered a sack and shoved me aside

‘I hear you leave cookies and wine for the elves’

‘I thought I’d come down and see for myself’

‘I also hear that you and the wife have been good’

‘But things in the bedroom have not been what they should

A bundle of toys was slung on her back,

And she looked like a pervert just opening her pack:

Her eyes - how they twinkled! Her dimples how merry,

Her cheeks were like roses, her nose like a cherry;

I suspected she drank as she dashed through the snow

How else to keep warm without a fire’s soft glow?

The first thing pulled out was labeled ‘Santa’s Secret’

The wife, intently watching, said ‘Oh can we keep it?’

‘Batteries Included’ I read aloud to the room

I looked at my wife and we both started to swoon

On and on she withdrew more toys from the bag

Game changers all, the jolliest of swag

A wink of her eye and a twist of her head

Her sack had been emptied and we wanted our bed.

She spoke not a word, but slipped back out the door

Then the sleigh flew away with a Harley Davidson roar

My wife looked and me, and I stared back

Both of us awed at what came from her sack

We may have been good throughout the whole year

We may have celebrated with wine and with cheer

But that Christmas eve we took ‘good’ to new heights

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a great night.


K. Aten Online







Les Do Books Too: Novella Of The Year - It Had To Be You by Clare Lydon

December 23, 2016

Les Do Books Too

Novella Of The Year - It Had To Be You by Clare Lydon

In this episode, Sheena and Tamara chat about one of the best stories they have read this year. Lydon astounds with this brilliant read. And even better the book is entirely free when you subscribe to her mailing list.

Warning: This Episode contains much enthusiasm oh and spoilers


When Georgia meets Milly, she knows she could be a game-changer. But then she meets her mother, and all hell breaks loose.

Get it here


Les Do Books Too: All I Want For Christmas by Clare Lydon

December 9, 2016

Les Do Books Too

All I Want For Christmas by Clare Lydon

In this episode Sheena is joined by Amy, a reviewer, and they chat about Clare Lydon's fabulous Christmas romance, All I Want For Christmas.

You can see Sheena's review for All I Want For Chrismas here 

or you can buy a copy of the book on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

Email Sheena on Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com with comments or questions.