Interview with Clare Lydon and her wife Yvonne

December 12, 2017

In this episode Harper Bliss and her Mrs. talk to British lesbian romance author Clare Lydon and her Mrs. and they compare notes on how to make the author/partner relationship work smoothly.

 

Email questions to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo 

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

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Harper Bliss wisdoms and some television chat

December 5, 2017

Harper Bliss wisdoms and some television chat 

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs
 
In this episode Harper Bliss dispenses some wisdoms (Blissdoms?) and Her Mrs (Caroline) wants to hear from the independent authors in the audience. Plus they discuss the television shows they've been watching recently.
 

Email questions to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo 

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

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Interview with Astrid Ohletz of Ylva Publishing

November 28, 2017

Interview with Astrid Ohletz of Ylva Publishing

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

In this episode, Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) interview Astrid Ohletz of Ylva Publishing but a mention of Grey's Anatomy appears to cause a rude interruption.

Email questions to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo 

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

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Diva Literary Festival

November 21, 2017

The Diva Literary Festival

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

In this episode, Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss the diva literary festival.

Email questions to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo 

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

 

Books On Writing That Harper Bliss Recommends  

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport  

Popular blogger Cal Newport reveals the new key to achieving success and true meaning in professional life: the ability to master distraction.  

Many modern knowledge workers now spend most of their brain power battling distraction and interruption, whether because of the incessant pinging of devices, noisy open-plan offices or the difficulty of deciding what deserves their attention the most. When Cal Newport coined the term deep work on his popular blog, Study Hacks, in 2012, he found the concept quickly hit a nerve. Most of us, after all, are excruciatingly familiar with shallow work instead - distractedly skimming the surface of our workload and never getting to the important part. Newport began exploring the methods and mind-set that foster a practice of distraction-free productivity at work, and now, in Deep Work, he shows how anyone can achieve this elusive state. 

Through revealing portraits of both historical and modern-day thinkers, academics and leaders in the fields of technology, science and culture, and their deep work habits, Newport shares an inspiring collection of tools to wring every last drop of value out of your intellectual capacity. He explains why mastering this shift in work practices is crucial for anyone who intends to stay ahead in a complex information economy and how to systematically train the mind to focus. Put simply: developing and cultivating a deep work practice is one of the best decisions we can make in an increasingly distracted world. 

 

Get It On Amazon

 

 

Steven King on Writing 

There is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world, ever. Described in the Guardian as 'the most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature', Stephen King writes books that draw you in and are impossible to put down

Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. 

King's advice is grounded in the vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999 - and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. 

 

Get It On Amazon 

 

How To Make A Living As A Writer by James Scott Bell 

It's the best time on Earth to be a writer 

More writers are making money today than at any other time in history. For centuries few have been able to support themselves from the quill or the keyboard alone.  

Not anymore. With the rise of ebooks and indie publishing there are now more opportunities than ever for writers to generate substantial income from their work. And there is still a traditional publishing industry that needs new talent to keep growing.  

In How to Make a Living as a Writer, you'll learn the secrets of writing for profit and increasing your chances of making a living wage from your work. Here are some of the subjects covered: 

- The 7 Secrets of Writing Success 
- The 8 Essentials of Your Writing Business 
- How to Reach Your Goals 
- Keys to a Winning System 
- How to Stay Relentless 
- Unlocking Your Creativity 
- How to Write More, Faster 
- Comparing Traditional and Self-Publishing  
- How to Go Traditional 
- How to Go Indie 
- How to Form Multiple Streams of Writing Income 
- How to Write a Novel in a Month 
- How to Choose Non-Fiction Subjects 
- How to Keep a Positive Mental Attitude 
- Resources for Further Study 

And much more, all to help you write what you love and earn what you’re worth.  

James Scott Bell has made a living as a writer for nearly two decades, and shares with you everything he knows about the best practices for turning your writing dream into a reality. 

Get It On Amazon 

 

Show Don’t Tell by Sandra Gerth  

Show, don’t tell is probably the single most important piece of advice given to writers. But many writers struggle to understand this powerful principle or have difficulty applying it to their own work. Even experienced authors sometimes don’t grasp the finer nuances of showing and telling. 

In this book, Sandra Gerth draws on her experience as an editor and a best-selling author to show you how to show and tell you when to tell. 

Each chapter includes concrete examples and exercises that will hone your writing skills. 

Whether you’re a novice writer working on your first story or an established author who has already learned the basics of showing and telling, this book will help you to: 
- Grasp the difference between showing and telling. 
- Understand why showing is such a powerful tool. 
- Spot telling in your own manuscript. 
- Fix bland passages and turn them into compelling scenes. 
- Keep from telling what you have already shown. 
- Avoid the three danger areas of telling. 
- Describe your characters and your setting in interesting ways. 
- Put powerful emotions into your writing. 
- Incorporate backstory into your novel without resorting to telling. 
- Recognize telling in dialogue. 
- Avoid overshowing and swamping your readers with too many details. 
- Learn when telling is actually a good thing. 
- Immerse your readers into your story and keep them captivated from beginning to end. 

Get It On Amazon 

You can find more on Harper Bliss And Her Mrs on TheLesbianTalkShow.com 

 
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New Style For The Podcast

November 14, 2017

New Style For The Podcast  

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

In this episode, Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss the new podcast style they will be doing going forward. They also talk about the very lesbian life they lead - including adopting a cat. 

 

Email questions to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo 

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

 

Books On Writing That Harper Bliss Recommends  

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport  

Popular blogger Cal Newport reveals the new key to achieving success and true meaning in professional life: the ability to master distraction.  

Many modern knowledge workers now spend most of their brain power battling distraction and interruption, whether because of the incessant pinging of devices, noisy open-plan offices or the difficulty of deciding what deserves their attention the most. When Cal Newport coined the term deep work on his popular blog, Study Hacks, in 2012, he found the concept quickly hit a nerve. Most of us, after all, are excruciatingly familiar with shallow work instead - distractedly skimming the surface of our workload and never getting to the important part. Newport began exploring the methods and mind-set that foster a practice of distraction-free productivity at work, and now, in Deep Work, he shows how anyone can achieve this elusive state. 

Through revealing portraits of both historical and modern-day thinkers, academics and leaders in the fields of technology, science and culture, and their deep work habits, Newport shares an inspiring collection of tools to wring every last drop of value out of your intellectual capacity. He explains why mastering this shift in work practices is crucial for anyone who intends to stay ahead in a complex information economy and how to systematically train the mind to focus. Put simply: developing and cultivating a deep work practice is one of the best decisions we can make in an increasingly distracted world. 

 

Get It On Amazon

 

 

Steven King on Writing 

There is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world, ever. Described in the Guardian as 'the most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature', Stephen King writes books that draw you in and are impossible to put down

Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. 

King's advice is grounded in the vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999 - and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. 

 

Get It On Amazon 

 

How To Make A Living As A Writer by James Scott Bell 

It's the best time on Earth to be a writer 

More writers are making money today than at any other time in history. For centuries few have been able to support themselves from the quill or the keyboard alone.  

Not anymore. With the rise of ebooks and indie publishing there are now more opportunities than ever for writers to generate substantial income from their work. And there is still a traditional publishing industry that needs new talent to keep growing.  

In How to Make a Living as a Writer, you'll learn the secrets of writing for profit and increasing your chances of making a living wage from your work. Here are some of the subjects covered: 

- The 7 Secrets of Writing Success 
- The 8 Essentials of Your Writing Business 
- How to Reach Your Goals 
- Keys to a Winning System 
- How to Stay Relentless 
- Unlocking Your Creativity 
- How to Write More, Faster 
- Comparing Traditional and Self-Publishing  
- How to Go Traditional 
- How to Go Indie 
- How to Form Multiple Streams of Writing Income 
- How to Write a Novel in a Month 
- How to Choose Non-Fiction Subjects 
- How to Keep a Positive Mental Attitude 
- Resources for Further Study 

And much more, all to help you write what you love and earn what you’re worth.  

James Scott Bell has made a living as a writer for nearly two decades, and shares with you everything he knows about the best practices for turning your writing dream into a reality. 

Get It On Amazon 

 

Show Don’t Tell by Sandra Gerth  

Show, don’t tell is probably the single most important piece of advice given to writers. But many writers struggle to understand this powerful principle or have difficulty applying it to their own work. Even experienced authors sometimes don’t grasp the finer nuances of showing and telling. 

In this book, Sandra Gerth draws on her experience as an editor and a best-selling author to show you how to show and tell you when to tell. 

Each chapter includes concrete examples and exercises that will hone your writing skills. 

Whether you’re a novice writer working on your first story or an established author who has already learned the basics of showing and telling, this book will help you to: 
- Grasp the difference between showing and telling. 
- Understand why showing is such a powerful tool. 
- Spot telling in your own manuscript. 
- Fix bland passages and turn them into compelling scenes. 
- Keep from telling what you have already shown. 
- Avoid the three danger areas of telling. 
- Describe your characters and your setting in interesting ways. 
- Put powerful emotions into your writing. 
- Incorporate backstory into your novel without resorting to telling. 
- Recognize telling in dialogue. 
- Avoid overshowing and swamping your readers with too many details. 
- Learn when telling is actually a good thing. 
- Immerse your readers into your story and keep them captivated from beginning to end. 

Get It On Amazon 

You can find more on Harper Bliss And Her Mrs on TheLesbianTalkShow.com 

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Sustainable Writing Practices - Harper Bliss And Her Mrs

October 31, 2017

Sustainable Writing Practices

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

In this episode, Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss what Harper has learned about writing a sustainable amount without getting demotivated. 

 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo  

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon

 

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What You Need To Know About Series Novels

October 24, 2017

What You Need To Know About Series Novels

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

In this episode, Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss what Harper has learned about writing a sustainable amount without getting demotivated. 

 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo  

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon

 

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We’re Back And Our Lives Have Changed - Harper Bliss And Her Mrs

October 17, 2017

We’re Back For Season 3 And Our Lives Have Changed - Harper Bliss And Her Mrs

In this episode, Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss some of the changes that have happened since they were last on the podcast. They also talk about what they will be talking about in future episodes. 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog. 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo 

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: All About Audiobooks

July 4, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

All About Audiobooks 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss audiobooks. 

Find out:

  • How to make your own audiobook 
  • What is ACX 
  • Split royalties vs paying the narrator outright 
  • Who Harper uses for her audiobooks 
  • The pros of using an audiobook publisher 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog. 

 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo 

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: How To Make My NaNoWriMo Novel Work

June 27, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

How To Make My NaNoWriMo Novel Work 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss what the minimum length should be for a lesbian romance novel and how to turn a first draft NaNoWriMo novel into a finsihed product 

 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog. 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo  

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: Should I Write Trump Into My Book?

June 20, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

Should I Write Trump Into My Book? 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) answer the listener question - Should I write Donald Trump into my book? 

Find out: 

  • Their thoughts on incorporating politics into your novels 
  • What could happen 

 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog. 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo. 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: Is It Worth Submitting My Story To An Anthology?

June 13, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

Is It Worth Submitting My Story To An Anthology? 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss the pros and cons to anthology submissions. 

Find out: 

  • What Harper feels pissed about 
  • Why she first submitted a story to an anthology 
  • What Harper thought was painful but good 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.  

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: How To Sell Your Books

June 6, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

How To Sell Your Books - Bliss Interview Highlights 

In this episode Sheena takes over from Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) to bring you highlights from her 2016 Interview with Harper Bliss.  

There are a few key points that can help you sell more books. Enjoy.

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: How To Set Up Your Launch Team

May 30, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

How To Set Up Your Launch Team 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss setting up a launch team and why all authors should have one. 

Find out: 

  • Why all authors should have a launch team 
  • How Harper Bliss started her launch team 
  • What her stats are for reviews vs review requests 
  • How she manages the launch team 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog. 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: How Best To Use Kindle Unlimited

May 23, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

How To Use Kindle Unlimited To Maximize Sales 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss how they use Kindle Unlimited (KU).

Find out: 

  • How KU has changed since they last spoke about it 
  • What their research has shown works and what doesn’t work 
  • How much of their sales come from KU 
  • And why it is important to add our books to KU 

 

This was a question by Cheyenne Blue. If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: Outlining For Successful Writing

May 16, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

Outlining For Successful Writing 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss Harper’s process for outlining her book. Harper’s goal is always to shorten her writing times and she has figured out that outlining helps but not in the traditional sense.  

Find out: 

  • How much outlining Harper does initially 
  • What her process is before she starts the book 
  • What she does at the end of every writing session and why it helps her write faster 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog. 

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: The Lowdown On Editors

May 9, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

The Lowdown On Editors 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss finding and using an editor

Find out:

  • What types of editors you can get
  • Which editor you need
  • When an editor is not for you

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: Happily Ever After Endings

May 2, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

Happily Ever After 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss the happily ever after or happy for now ending and when it’s a good idea to give th readers a different kind of ending. 

Find out: 

  • Why you would want to do a Happy Ever After or Happy For Now ending 
  • When you can do a realistic ending 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog. 

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk Amazon.ca

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: Launching MyLesFic

April 25, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs

Launching MyLesFic

 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss thier latest business veture, a competitor to discount mailing lists.

 

Find out:

  • What they are doing
  • Why they think it's a good idea
  • Where to find it
  • What the costs are for you

 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: Outsourcing For Authors

April 18, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

Outsourcing For Authors 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss what authors can and should outsource and why. 

Find out: 

  • What Bliss considerers her most important tasks 
  • What they choose to outsource 
  • Why they outsource these things 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog. 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

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