3 Reviewers 1 Book - Daughter Of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones

June 20, 2018

3 Reviewers 1 Book - Daughter Of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones 

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

Sheena is joined by April and Tara today to talk about Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones in this special episode of 3 Reviewers 1 Book.

 

Daughter Of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones

Publisher: Bella Books

Synopsis

Margerit Sovitre did not expect to inherit Baron Saveze’s fortunes—even less his bodyguard, a ruthlessly efficient swordswoman known only as Barbara. Wealth suddenly makes Margerit a highly eligible heiress and buys her the enmity of the new Baron. He had expected to inherit all, and now eyes her fortune with open envy. 

Barbara proudly served as the old Baron’s duelist but she had expected his death to make her a free woman. Bitterness turns to determination when she finds herself the only force that stands between Margerit and the new Baron’s greed. 

At first Margerit protests the need for Barbara’s services, but soon she cannot imagine sending Barbara away. And Barbara’s duty has become something far more hazardous to her heart than the point of a sword. But greater dangers loom than one man’s hatred—the Prince of Alpennia is ill. Deadly intrigue surrounds the succession and the rituals of divine power known as The Mysteries of the Saints. 

Heather Rose Jones debuts with a sweeping story rich in intrigue and the clash of loyalties and love.

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Themes discussed

  • Romance
  • Being Owned
  • Money and power
  • Magic and religion

 

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Episode 23c - Book Appreciation with Lise MacTague

June 16, 2018

Book Appreciation with Lise MacTague

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 23c

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured authors (or your host) will talk about one or more favorite books with queer female characters in a historic setting.

In this episode Lise MacTague recommends some favorite queer historical novels:

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

For further information on Lise MacTague see https://lisemactague.com or the show notes for the previous episode of the Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast when she was interviewed.

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

No transcript is available for this episode.

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May Dawney Gets Interviewed

June 13, 2018

May Dawney Gets Interviewed

The Lesbian Review Podcast

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

Some of the questions covered:

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

 

Books discussed in this episode:

Survival Instincts by May Dawney

Publisher: Ylva Publishing

Synopsis

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

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

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

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

 

The Veil Chronicles by May Dawney

Publisher: Eos Publishing

Synopsis

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

* * *

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

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

This book is for anyone who loves:

• Fast-paced Paranormal Romance

• A Unique Magic System

• Magic-Meets-Science Stories

• Action Adventure Stories

• Exciting stories with Strong Female Lead Characters

• Lesbians!

 

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About May Dawney

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

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Eos Publishing

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Fandoms

June 11, 2018

 

Episode: Fandoms

Show: Les Talk About It

Season: Lesbian Culture Overview

Lee Winter joins Sheena on this episode to discuss fandoms and their relation to lesbian culture.

We look at:

  • Why fandoms important in lesbian culture
  • How they have changes over the last 20 years
  • How it all started with Xena
  • How not to behave when you are a show runner or actor

Links to some of the stuff we discussed:

Find Mary D novels here

AusXIP.com

AO3

You can find all of the Les Talk About It episodes here 

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About Sheena

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. 

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Episode 23b: Interview with Lise MacTague

June 9, 2018

Interview with Lise MacTague

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 23b

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

In this episode we talk about

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

Publications mentioned:

More info

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Website:

Twitter:

  • @LiseMacTague

Facebook

Goodreads

Podcast

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No transcript is available for this episode.

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Ann Etter Recommends 5 Lesbian Romances

June 6, 2018

Ann Etter Recommends 5 Lesbian Romances 

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

In today’s podcast, narrator Ann Etter Recommends 5 Lesbian Romances that she adored. She also talks to Sheena about why she loves them. 

Books discussed in this episode: 

1 Captain Of Industry by Karin Kallmaker

Publisher Bella Books

Narrator CC Sinclair

Synopsis 

The world is at Jennifer Lamont's feet - right where she wants it. She has made breaking hearts a blood sport, and the cool, calculated use of other people's backs has led to the stardom she has craved from the first time she heard applause. Lust or fear is all she has ever believed she could see in the eyes of others.

Suzanne Mason has built the enviable life she was always told smart geeks could never have. Fortune, fame, and the beautiful girls usually reserved for captains of football teams are all hers. She has everything she ever wanted, except the one woman who is no one's trophy.

Expert combatants in the games of life know there can only be one winner. Regardless of the scorching attraction between them, the game of love is no different, is it?

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2 Passions Bright Fury by Radclyffe

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Narrator Coleen Marlo

Synopsis

Saxon Sinclair, the broodingly secretive Chief of Trauma at a busy Manhattan hospital is less than pleased to learn that her new resident is going to be the subject of a documentary film. The arrival of Jude Castle, a fiery independent filmmaker, soon sets sparks flying as the two driven women clash both personally and professionally. Both have secrets they have spent a lifetime guarding, and both have chosen careers over love. Forced together on the battleground between life and death, passion strikes without warning, and they find themselves struggling with both desire and destiny.

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3 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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4 Breakthrough by Kris Bryant

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Synopsis

Kennedy Wells is desperate to get back her dream job writing for Mainstream, Waters Publishing’s celebrity magazine. She’s worked too hard over the years to have it snatched away because of one tiny indiscretion that ended with a giant lawsuit. After five months of writing mind-numbing articles about current events, her boss agrees to let her get back to reporting on the rich and famous after one last story. 

A born and bred city girl, Kennedy is sent to cover fishing in Alaska, which has her feeling just like a fish out of water. When Brynn Coleman, director of Alaska’s Wildlife Rescue and Sanctuary, comes to her rescue time after time, Kennedy can’t help but lower her guard and open herself up to Brynn’s standoffish charm. Falling for the sexy ranger is one thing, but is the possibility of love worth giving up a career she’s always dreamed of?

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5 The Set Piece by Catherine Lane

Publisher Ylva Publishing

Synopsis

Smart and athletic, Amy Kimball should have it all, but her life’s in a tailspin. She’s working two menial jobs to make ends meet, barely a paycheck away from financial disaster, and women aren’t exactly lining up at her door.

Enter soccer star Diego Torres, who’s keeping a big secret: he’s gay. His manager fears that if he’s found out, his endorsements and his chance to play for the national team will evaporate into the wind.

Amy jumps at the chance to act as Diego’s fake fiancée, even though it means signing her life away in a non-disclosure agreement. On the surface, the job couldn’t be better: the money’s great; the living accommodations are luxurious, and she gets to watch her favorite soccer team from the players’ box at the stadium.

But she soon realizes that this new life is even harder to navigate than her old one. Diego’s manager is as sleazy as they come, and this easy job soon turns complicated, possibly even dangerous. More important, all the lies Amy is forced to tell are starting to eat away at her soul, especially when she finds herself attracted to Casey Palmer, Diego’s pretty assistant.

Will Amy watch from the sidelines, or will she find the courage to get back into the game?

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About Ann Etter

Ann is a lover of lesfic and a narrator. If you want to contact her you can do so on Facebook or email her

 

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.

About Sheena

Sheena adores talking to interesting women especially when the topic is lesbian fiction. Founder of both The Lesbian Talk Show and The Lesbian Review, Sheena loves building communities of women.

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Episode 23a - On the Shelf June 2018

June 2, 2018

On the Shelf June 2018

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 23a 

Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing.

In this episode we talk about

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

You can follow the blog on my website (http://alpennia.com/blog) or subscribe to the RSS feed (http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/)

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

A transcript of this episode can be found here. http://alpennia.com/blog/lesbian-historic-motif-podcast-episode-23a-shelf-june-2018

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KD Williamson Gets Interviewed

May 30, 2018

KD Williamson Gets Interviewed

The Lesbian Review Podcast

In this episode of The Lesbian Review Podcast KD Williamson gets interviewed by Sheena. The topic is around KD’s blog that she wrote where she spoke about being guilty of describing black characters in a way that she was conditioned to do and yet it’s not actually acceptable.

 

Find the blog titled Guilty here

 

We talk about KD saying, “I never envisioned that I could have characters who looked like me.”

And we look at how she felt when she realised that she was in fact guilty.

 

Blurred Lines by KD Williamson

Published by Ylva Publishing

Narrated by Sarah Grant

Kelli MacCabe is a no-nonsense detective with a tough exterior. Only a select few know her as a loyal, loving friend. Committed to her family, her friends, and her job, Kelli puts her needs behind everyone else's.

As a surgeon, Nora Whitmore is used to being in control. The hospital is her life and leaves room for little else. Respected by her colleagues, but misunderstood by the residents, Nora takes what she needs and keeps everyone at arm's length. In the process, she creates unexpected enemies.

Tragedy brings them together. As chaos grows around them, the lines between them begin to blur. Despite being from different worlds, friendship grows between them, turning quickly to attraction. Will these two strong, independent women find a way to deal with their individual baggage? Or will they be overcome by it?

 

Get it on Amazon

 

KD Williamson says this about herself 

Black and very Southern even though I've lived all over. I started writing in high school then I discovered Xena and fanfic. Never looked back just kept writing which led me to eventually getting published. Been working on and off in mental health for twenty years. Been in a relationship with the love of my life for thirteen years and been married one. Pet lover, gamer, all around geek

Twitter

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Instagram

Website  (in progress)

 

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This podcast is a spinoff of the website.

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Lise MacTague Gets Interviewed

May 23, 2018

Lise MacTague Gets Interviewed

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Lise MacTague gets interviewed in this episode of The Lesbian Review Podcast. She talks about her writing and recommends three lesbian fiction novels that she loves.

Did you know?

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3 Books That Lise Recommends

Reintegration by Eden S French

Publisher Queer Pack

Synopsis

Streetwise cyborg Lexi Vale brokers deals for gang lords in the anarchic city of Foundation. Her mind-reading implant gives her a crucial edge—but it also makes her brain a hot commodity. 

When she’s targeted by an augmented hunter, Lexi joins a group of rebels: a murderous vigilante, a daredevil smuggler, a drug-addled surgeon, and a revolutionary whose shared past with Lexi endangers them all. 

A queer, dystopian sci-fi about piecing together purpose from the fragments of love and loss, even while the world itself is tearing apart. 

 

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The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Publisher Hodder & Stoughton

Narrator Patricia Rodriguez

Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2016.

Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, 2016.

Firefly meets Mass Effect in this thrilling self-published debut!

When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's 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 reptillian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life onboard 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 onboard with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed. 

 

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The Princess Deception by Nell Stark

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Narrator Nicola Victoria Vincent 

Synopsis 

When Sebastian, the Crown Prince of Belgium, overdoses on heroin shortly before he is set to launch Belgium's campaign to host the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament, his family manages to hush up the scandal. While the royals are debating how to proceed, Sebastian's twin sister Viola decides to impersonate him to keep Belgium's bid hopes alive.  

Missy Duke is a freelance reporter covering Belgium's World Cup bid. A former women's soccer player whose career was sidelined by injury, she is now trying to break into the male-dominated sportscasting world. While in Belgium, she meets the imposter Sebastian and soon realizes that he is actually Viola. Sensing a big story in the making, Duke feigns ignorance and plays along with the charade.  

Real sparks develop between the two women, but will the double deception doom this fairy-tale romance? 

A Princess Affair romance

 

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Lise Talks About Her Writing

We chat about Demon In The Machine by Lise MacTague

Synopsis

At the height of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, steam power and magic join forces to create wonders the world has never seen. But those wonders have a dark side―one that will soon force a reckoning few could have anticipated. 

Half-demon Briar is content with her structured life as an archivist, a far cry from the chaos of her background and upbringing. Briar’s simple and predictable existence is rocked when she discovers something sinister powers one of the grand, new inventions of her era. 

Isabella Castel, the only daughter of Viscount Sherard, is far from the brainless socialite she pretends to be. Isabella is everything Briar is not: passionate, creative and impulsive, but with secrets to rival even Briar’s own. Two more unlikely partners should not exist, yet if the women cannot find a way to work together, they will lose far more than their reputations. 

Can a half-demon and a debutante work past their secrets before all hell breaks loose?

 

And I ask Lise these questions

  • Your next book is about to be published and I am dying to know more. So tell us about it.
  • Your character work is always really good. The main characters are unique and real people. How much do you plan your characters before you start writing?
  • What is your biggest wish as an author?
  • What’s the best piece of advice you have ever had?
  • What has been your biggest obstacle with writing?
  • Who has inspired you the most and why?
  • Tell us about an unexpected friendship/relationship that affected your work

You can find Lise MacTague Online at

Her website

Twitter

Facebook

All the reviews of her books on The Lesbian Review

Her Podcast (Lez Geek Out! where she and Andi Marquette geek out together)

 

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.

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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Episode 22c - Book Appreciation with Jeannelle M. Ferreira

May 19, 2018

Book Appreciation with Jeannelle M. Ferreira

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 22c

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured authors (or your host) will talk about one or more favorite books with queer female characters in a historic setting.

In this episode Jeannelle M. Ferreira recommends some favorite queer historical novels:

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

For further information on Jeannelle M. Ferreira see https://jeannellewrites.wordpress.com or the show notes for the previous episode of the Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast when she was interviewed.

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

No transcript is available for this episode.

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Exclusive: Clare Ashton Talks After Mrs Hamilton, Breasts & Writing

May 16, 2018

Exclusive: Clare Ashton Talks After Mrs Hamilton, Breasts & Writing

This is a mini podcast originally created for Patrons. Sheena talks to Clare Ashton about her breast obsession, what Ashton is writing now, what her beta readers say about her latest book and where she gets her inspiration from. 

You can become a patron here

Patrons get exlcusive podcasts just like this as a thank you for helping the channel grow.

 

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Episode 22b: Interview with Jeannelle M. Ferreira

May 12, 2018

Interview with Jeannelle M. Ferreira

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 22b 

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

In this episode we talk about

  • The attractions of the Regency romance
  • Jeannelle’s earlier works, especially a novel set in the Vilna ghetto during WWII
  • Jewish influences in her writing
  • Jeannelle’s background as a student of history
  • Sexuality and PTSD in the Regency era
  • The National Trust’s website on queer history in the UK
  • Finding queer-coded characters in childhood favorite books
  • Researching war in Waterloo diaries of British soldiers
  • The path through British historical YA fiction that leads to a study of imperial and colonial history
  • Horses and swords--it always comes back to horses and swords
  • Future projects: more about Nora and Harriet, gender-bending Kit Marlowe, World War I flying aces, and lesbian pirates

Publications mentioned:

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

Website:

Twitter:

  • @JeannelleWrites

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

No transcript is available for this episode.

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3 Reviewers 1 Book - Charming The Vicar by Jenny Frame

May 9, 2018

3 Reviewers 1 Book - Charming The Vicar by Jenny Frame 

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

Sheena is joined by April and Tara today to talk about Charming The Vicar by Jenny Frame. They look at pros, cons and discuss the audiobook. 

They also discuss

  • Religion
  • Butch rep
  • Strapons
  • April’s big book of sex

 

Charming The Vicar by Jenny Frame 

Publisher Bold Strokes Books 

Narrator Nicola Victoria Vincent 

Synopsis 

Finnian Kane, famous master of illusion, mentalist, and renowned atheist, has a crisis of faith after her sister's death. She rents a cottage in the village of Axedale in Kent, desperately trying to find a safe haven from the intrusive media to grieve and work out how to move on. 

The Reverend Bridget Claremont makes it her mission to help the enigmatic Finnian find her faith in life again. Bridge has long yearned for a life partner, and her best friend's wedding has intensified that desire. But when you're a lesbian vicar in a small English village, it's not easy to find your perfect match. 

Their chemistry is clear from the start, despite their different beliefs and Bridge insisting Finn isn't her type. But will the mentalist find the magic that can charm the vicar? 

Get this audiobook on Amazon

 

Other Books We Mentioned

At Her feet by Rebecca Weatherspoon

Shadow Haven AJ Schippers

The Secret Pond by Gerri Hill

Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton

The Night Off by Meghan O’Brien

French Kissing Season 1 by Harper Bliss

 

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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 website. 

About Sheena 

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

Sheena Online 

You can contact Sheena via email 

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Listen to her Podcast 

 

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Episode 22a - On the Shelf May 2018

May 5, 2018

On the Shelf May 2018

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 22a

Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing. 

In this episode we talk about

  • Recent and upcoming publications covered on the blog

    • Crawford, Julie. 2009. “Women’s Secretaries” in Queer Renaissance Historiography, Vin Nardizzi, Stephen Guy-Bray & Will Stockton, eds. Ashgate, Burlington VT. ISBN 978-0-7546-7608-9
    • Drouin, Jennifer. 2009. “Diana’s Band: Safe Spaces, Publics, and Early Modern Lesbianism” in Queer Renaissance Historiography, Vin Nardizzi, Stephen Guy-Bray & Will Stockton, eds. Ashgate, Burlington VT. ISBN 978-0-7546-7608-9
    • Putter, Ad. “Transvestite Knights in Medieval Life and History” in Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome & Bonnie Wheeler (eds). 1997. Becoming Male in the Middle Ages. Garland, New York.
    • Rowson, Everett K. 2003. “Gender Irregularity as Entertainment: Institutionalized Transvestism at the Caliphal Court in Medieval Baghdad” in Farmer, Sharon & Carol Braun Pasternack (eds). Gender and Difference in the Middle Ages. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis. ISBN 0-8166-3893-4
    • Wiethaus, Ulrike. “In Serch of Medieval Women’s Friendships: Hildegard of Bingen’s Letters to her Female Contemporaries” in Wiethaus, Ulrike (ed). 1993. Maps of Flesh and Light: The Religious Experience of Medieval Women Mystics. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse.
    • Kruk, Remke. 1998. “The Bold and the Beautiful: Women and ‘fitna’ in the Sirat Dhat al-Himma: The Story of Nura” in Women in the Medieval Islamic World: Power, Patronage, and Piety, ed. Gavin R. G. Hambly. New York: St. Martin’s Press. ISBN 0-312-21057-4
    • Bennett, Judith and Shannon McSheffrey. 2014. “Early, Exotic and Alien: Women Dressed as Men in Late Medieval London” in History Workshop Journal. 77 (1): 1-25.
  • Announcing this month’s author guest, Jeannelle M. Ferreira
  • Forthcoming Books
  • Ask Sappho: Why isn’t there an Ask Sappho question this month?

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The Curvy Side Of Life by Suzie Carr

May 3, 2018

The Curvy Side Of Life by Suzie Carr 

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 The Curvy Side Of Life by Suzie Carr.

Synopsis 

With her divorce finally behind her, Faith Miller is ready to move forward. And then, life tosses her a few unavoidable curveballs. Before long, she finds herself traveling down to her sister’s house on the coast of Rhode Island with her seven-year old daughter. What she hoped might be a reflective time for her turns into a whirlwind adventure, thanks to her sister's live in in-laws and the gorgeous pet and house-sitting neighbor, Candace. Candace is sexy and fun, and pulls on Faith's heart. Faith, trying to stay focused and get her life back on track, attempts to ignore her growing feelings for Candace to no avail. What starts out as a casual and steamy interlude evolves into something more serious. Will Faith decide her heart is better closed off from potential heartbreak or will she open it back up again to see what this new love has to offer?

 

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Rae D Magdon Gets Interviewed

May 2, 2018

Rae D Magdon Gets Interviewed 

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

Sheena interviews Rae D Magdon about her work as an author and asks her recommend 3 books that she loves. 

Sheena asks Rae:

• what motivates you

• what demotivates you

• how often do you write and for how long

• how many books are you writing every year

• what is the most important lesson/tip that you can share with other authors

• where can listeners find you online

 

Lucky Seven by Rae D Magdon 

Synopsis 

Elena Nevares is on the run. She’s a jacker, someone who connects to virtual reality with their brain, and everyone else on her crew was murdered during a mission gone wrong. 

Sasha Young is planning a rescue. She’s a handler, a team leader whose crew has been scattered by an evil corporation: Axys Generations. 

Together, they must find the rest of Sasha’s crew: Cherry, the engineer and explosives expert; Rami, the master of disguise; Doc, the wunderkind Medical Officer; and Rock, the mechanically modified muscle. But Axys Generations has bigger plans than taking down Sasha’s crew. 

Elena, Sasha, and the rest of the Lucky 7 must go on their most dangerous mission yet—not for credits or tech, but to save the world. 

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Rae D Magdon’s 3 Lesbian Novel Recommendations 

Two Moons Stories by Krystal A Smith 

Publisher BFL Press

Synopsis 

A splendid debut collection of speculative fiction that traverses the connections between earth and the heavens, the living and the spectral, human and animal.  

In Cosmic, a former drug addict has a chance to redeem herself and restore honor to her family's name. In, Harvest, a woman tasked with providing for her community ponders her inability to bear live children. In the title story,Two Moons, a young woman falls in love with the moon, and is astonished by the moon's response. In What the Heart Wants, a rejected lover discovers that her physical and emotional desires are incongruent with the organ pumping blood through her veins.  

Sensitive, ethereal, humorous, and at times, heart-breaking, Smith's collection of speculative fiction signals the arrival of a writer who understands that Black girls are indeed magic. 

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Possessing Morgan by Erica Lawson 

Publisher Affinity Ebook Press NZ 

Synopsis 

New York City, in the height of summer. Crime seems to have taken a holiday, and Detective Morgan O'Callaghan is bored, bored, bored. Paperwork is mating and multiplying on her desk, and even a jaywalker is starting to look good. Anything to get her out from behind her desk! 

Enter Andrea Worthington, Charleston socialite and all-around rich girl, right down to the wealthy fiancé. She's also the new Assistant District Attorney assigned to Morgan's precinct. Their first meeting is like two freight trains crashing head on. Then a high profile, career make-or-break murder case throws them together again. The investigation has barely begun when Andrea becomes the target of a nearly fatal hit-and-run. 

But was it really aimed at her? Can she and Morgan find the common ground they need to solve the case and stop the attacks, or are the gaps just too wide to bridge? 

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Veritas MJ Duncan 

Synopsis 

Working as a chef aboard a private yacht might not seem like a vacation for most people, but to Lauren Murphy, a highly-regarded sous chef at a top New York restaurant, the opportunity to spend seventeen days in the Virgin Islands, sailing from one tropical location to the next, while having complete freedom to create her own menus is a dream come true. 

Enter Grey Wells, the owner and captain of the Veritas, and the most complicated person Lauren has ever met. Cold and distant one minute and then cautiously friendly the next, Lauren is compelled to get to know her better. What happens when she does, however, is enough to change both of their lives forever.  

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Second Chances by MJ Duncan 

Synopsis 

Charlie Bennett is a rising star in the world of sports journalism, but her personal life is a mess. Still hung up on her college sweetheart, a one-night-stand gone wrong convinces her that she needs to make a change. An offer for a one-year guest lecturer position from a small private university provides her the opportunity she needs to escape, and she jumps at it. 

All Charlie expected to find when she left Manhattan for rural New Hampshire was a little peace. Instead, she finds Mackayla Thomas. 

Eight years have passed since Charlie foolishly walked away from Mackayla, and Mackayla is determined to never let anyone hurt her that way again. For Charlie, their serendipitous meeting is a sign that happily ever after might finally be within her reach. First, however, she needs to find a way to convince Mackayla to let the past go, and to give her a second chance. 

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About Rae D Magdon 

She is a writer of queer and lesbian fiction. She believes everyone deserves to see themselves fall in love and become a hero: especially lesbians, bisexual women, trans women, and women of color. She has published over eleven novels through Desert Palm Press, spanning a wide variety of genres.

She is the recipient of a 2016 Rainbow Award (Fantasy/Sci-Fi) and a twice-nominated GCLA finalist (Fantasy/Sci-Fi). In addition to her novels and short stories, she writes a sapphic supernatural mystery podcast: Room 13. When she isn't working on original projects, she spends her time writing fanfiction. 

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Unconventional Lovers by Annette Mori

April 30, 2018

Unconventional Lovers by Annette Mori

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 Unconventional Lovers by Annette Mori.

Synopsis 

Bri and Siera are young women with huge hearts and strong wills; they want nothing more than to find a peaceful and secure space to be, a place that fulfills their needs and gives them the freedom to be themselves. But the world is a harsh place for anyone who is different. 

Bri’s Aunt Olivia is a vet with a thriving practice. She is set in her ways, single and surviving, channeling her emotions into her work and her love of Bri. 

Siera has a supportive but silent father, an overpowering helicopter mom, plus her Aunt Deb who adores her. 

Despite their individual battles against hurt, prejudice, and rejection, can these four women find love against the odds? 

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TB Markinson Gets Interviewed

April 25, 2018

TB Markinson Gets Interviewed 

 

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

 

In this episode Sheena chats to TB Markinson, author and founder of I Heart Lesfic. 

 

Featured novel: The Chosen One by TB Markinson 

Girls are a risk college freshman Ainsley Carmichael can’t take. Her powerful political family sees her as the Chosen One who will someday be president. Upholding a carefully crafted veneer is second nature until the first day of class when Maya’s mysterious gray eyes hold her in thrall. 

Ainsley may be out publicly regarding her sexual orientation, but she lives under the shadow of the Carmichael’s ancient but shrewd matriarch in this contemporary lesbian romance. It soon becomes clear Maya is hiding something when she cuts their first kiss short by pointing out they come from different worlds. 

The privileged world of the Carmichael clan stands in stark contrast to Maya’s limited means. Ainsley’s quirky and carefree cousin helps her investigate, only to discover details of Maya’s past are sketchy at best as the suspense builds in this work of LGBT fiction. 

Will Ainsley’s love for the enigmatic girl enable her to break her Carmichael shackles?  

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TB answers these questions about her writing 

You write in first person. Do you find this puts people off or draws them into the character's head? 

What is your best selling book? 

Your books range in theme and genre quite substantially, how does your reader base react to this? 

Your covers are amazing. Do you find that people react to them? Who designs them? Do you think good covers are important for sales? 

Some of your novels are quite mainstream - have you been able to cross over? 

 

TB answers these questions about I Heart Lesfic 

This is a very unique initiative to promote lesfic. Tell me how it came to be and for those who don't know about it, tell me what it is. 

What has the reaction to it been from authors, influencers in the sector and readers? 

Do you find it helps to sell your own books? 

What are the number now, for your site visits, newsletter subscribers etc and what is the growth rate looking like? 

 

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Episode 21c - Book Appreciation with Liz Bourke

April 21, 2018

Book Appreciation with Liz Bourke

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 21c

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured guest (or your host) will talk about one or more favorite books with queer female characters in a historic setting.

In this episode reviewer Liz Bourke recommends some favorite queer historical novels:

More info

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Liz has a collection of some of her past SFF reviews which, since the time we recorded the interview, has been announced as a finalist for the Hugo Award in the Best Related Work category.

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