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Interview with Zen Cho - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 33c

Interview with Zen Cho - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 33c

April 20, 2019

Interview with Zen Cho

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 33c with Heather Rose Jones 

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

NOTE: This month’s On the Shelf incorrectly announced this month’s guest as Molly Tanzer. The Molly Tanzer interview will appear at a future date.

In this episode we talk about

  • The Malaysian influences in Zen’s fiction
  • 19th century English literature and engaging with colonial legacies through fiction
  • Her favorite historic eras that may see stories in the future
  • The challenges of researching less-represented historic eras and regions
  • Being inspired by the gaps and omissions in mainstream history
  • The similar challenges of writing queer characters and writing non-Western characters

Publications mentioned:

A transcript is pending

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Jea Hawkins recommends 5 Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Jea Hawkins recommends 5 Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

April 19, 2019

Jea Hawkins recommends 5 Books

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by lesbian fiction author Jea Hawkins today to talk about 5 of her favourite Books.

To Boldly Go by Em Stevens

Publisher Indie Author

Narrator Missy Cambridge

Synopsis

When life gives you lemons, drink limoncello.  

Taryn's trip of a lifetime is finally happening. She's saved money, researched, planned, and created an itinerary that will allow her to travel Italy...and finally tell her best friend that she's in love with her. But those plans are ruined when she wakes up alone, her crush gone. Her plans did not include being alone and stranded in Milan.  

Now Taryn's dream vacation is a nightmare.  

Enter Holly, a fellow traveler: young, full of life, and comfortable traipsing off the beaten path. Holly feels a connection with Taryn and wants to salvage her trip. After all, they're in freaking Italy! But their radically different travel styles and age differences make for rough terrain.  

Together, they boldly go into unexplored territories of the heart, and may just discover love.  

 

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Romancing The Inventor by Gail Carriger

Publisher Indie Author

Narrator Emma Newman

Synopsis

Narrated by the wonderful Emma Newman, this is Gail Carriger's first steampunk lesbian romance featuring a maid bent on seducing a brilliant cross-dressing scientist who's too brokenhearted to notice. Or is she?

Imogene Hale is a lowly parlor maid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires are keeping in the potting shed. Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve's heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?

This is a stand-alone LBGTQ sweet romance set in Gail Carriger's Parasolverse, full of class prejudice, elusive equations, and paranormal creatures taking tea.

Delicate sensibilities? This story contains women pleasing women and ladies who know what they want and pursue it, sometimes in exquisite detail.

Supernatural Society novellas can be consumed in any order. Look for surprise appearances from popular characters and the occasional strategic application of cognac.

 

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Stolkholm Syndrome by Miranda McLeod

Publisher Apple Blossom Press

No Audiobook

Synopsis

When a spy dials a wrong number, could it be the connection of a lifetime? 

Leigh is a secret agent in peril whose life depends on reaching her agency’s emergency hotline. But when she dials the local public radio pledge drive by mistake, a spy-obsessed office temp named Amanda becomes her only hope for rescue. Amanda thinks it’s an exciting game of make-believe, until dangerous elements from Leigh’s past force her to reveal her true identity and take Amanda with her on the run. The answers lie in Stockholm, but whether Leigh should be more frightened of the Russian mobsters who want her dead, or Amanda when she realizes she’s been lied to, is anyone’s guess. One thing is certain, if they can figure out a way to work together, the seasoned agent and the savvy civilian just might make the perfect team!

 

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Love Without Limits by Harper Bliss

Publisher Ladylit Publishing

Narrator Angela Dawe

Synopsis

Changing the rules can open your mind.

Caitlin James and Josephine Greenwood have been happily in love and committed to each other for over a year. Josephine has shed her insecurities, and her musical star is on the rise, while Caitlin hosts her own television show under the supervision of a new intriguing boss.

When Josephine starts the conversation about opening up their relationship, Caitlin is faced with a shift in the power balance between them. Together, they embark on a sometimes scary but always thrilling journey to discover who they both truly are.

Can Caitlin still practice what she has always preached? And will Jo be able to find her own way in their unconventional relationship?

Contains mature themes.

 

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Carol by Patricia Highsmith

Publisher Hachette Audio UK

Narrator Laurel Lefkow 

Synopsis

Therese is just an ordinary sales assistant working in a New York department store when an alluring woman in her 30s walks up to her counter. Standing there, Therese is wholly unprepared for the first shock of love. She is an awkward 19-year-old with a job she hates and a boyfriend she doesn't love; Carol is a sophisticated, bored suburban housewife in the throes of a divorce and a custody battle for her only daughter.

As Therese becomes irresistibly drawn into Carol's world, she soon realises how much they both stand to lose....

First published pseudonymously in 1952 as The Price of Salt, Carol is a hauntingly atmospheric love story set against the backdrop of '50s New York.

 

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Must Love Chickens by Jea Hawkins

Publisher Indie Author

Narrator Lori Prince

Synopsis

City girl meets country girl.

Natalie's life is on a precipice with too many failed career moves in the last year. Faced with the loss of everything she has ever worked for, Natalie looks for a way to get out of the city and realign her priorities.

When Jessica Morgan places an ad for a new farmhand, she doesn't expect to hear from an urbanite. And when the respondent turns out to be gorgeous Natalie Wells, she's really at a loss for words!

Natalie thinks taking a job in the country is a great plan, until she realizes she's attracted to her boss. When she learns her boss's bias against her is the result of issues with an ex-girlfriend, Natalie realizes she's not imagining the sparks between them - that Jess might just be open to a new relationship, if only Natalie can prove she belongs in Jess's life.

The last thing Jess needs is a new love interest, especially one who works for her! But she can't deny Natalie is pretty darn cute trying to learn her way around the farm and as she falls in love, Jess wonders if there's a chance for romance with the city girl....

 

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Books by Jea Hawkins

 

As Long As Love Lasts by Jae Hawkins

Publisher Indie Author

No Audiobook

A 2019 Golden Crown Literary Society Award nominee.

2018 - She doesn't know if a marriage is worth fighting for.

Peyton Kennedy quantifies everything in terms of numbers and risk. She looks at a problem and solves it, leaving no piece of the puzzle out. When her young, too-whimsical wife inherits a derelict farmhouse from a distant aunt, Peyton can only see the bottom line. Too much work. Too much money. Time. Energy. Definitely not worth saving. 

But her wife knows how to get her way and Peyton finds herself roped into renovations. This… this may be the straw that breaks her marriage's back, and Peyton's worried about how not worried that makes her. 

That is, until a seventy-year-old bundle of letters and a time-worn diary fall on her head. 

Before she knows it, Peyton is drawn into the story of her wife’s great aunt, Marty, a woman who dared defy social conventions for the love of another woman.

 

1939 - She doesn't know what love is.

Marty Bell thinks life will fall neatly into place. Her mother has expectations: A husband, wealthy enough to give Marty security for the rest of her days. When she meets a beautiful circus worker who shovels dung and pounds stakes for a living, it's the first time Marty sees that she can stray from the path.

Soon, her life is dictated by not just her mother, but the upheaval of war and the one thing she never expected to find: love.

And Marty will risk anything and everything to hold onto it.

Contemporary and historical lesbian romance intertwine in this emotional tale of a diary, an elephant, and four women who know that few things matter more than finding someone who loves them just the way they are.

 

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Love’s Portrait by Anna Larner - Book Clips

Love’s Portrait by Anna Larner - Book Clips

April 17, 2019

Love's Portrait by Anna Larner

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 Love's Portrait by Anna Larner

Synopsis 

Newly appointed art curator Molly Goode is committed to diversifying her museum’s collection. When Georgina Wright, the museum’s aloof benefactor, asks for Molly’s help in identifying the provenance of a 19th century portrait of social activist Josephine Brancaster, Molly welcomes the opportunity, even if it means spending time with the standoffish financier. But passions soon flare as the women uncover the heartbreaking story of doomed lesbian love behind the watercolor painted by Josephine’s lover, Edith Hewitt.

As their love blossoms, Molly is determined to display Edith’s portrait of Josephine and to tell their story in the museum, but she needs the influential Georgina to help convince the board. When an unforeseen twist in the painting’s provenance forces Georgina to confront her own painful past, will history repeat itself, or can Molly and Georgina’s love prevail?

 

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On the Shelf April 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 33b

On the Shelf April 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 33b

April 13, 2019

On the Shelf April 2019

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 33b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about

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Dana Piccoli Talks Lesfic

Dana Piccoli Talks Lesfic

April 12, 2019

Dana Piccoli Talks Lesfic

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Dana Piccoli

Author, pop culture critic, and Managing Editor of the Bella Books blog, Dana Piccoli, joins Tara to talk about all things lesbian fiction. She shares how she discovered it, what it meant to her, what it means to be writing lesfic now, and what has her excited about where the genre is headed.  

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Doctored by K’Anne Meinel - Book Clips

Doctored by K’Anne Meinel - Book Clips

April 10, 2019

Doctored by K’Anne Meinel

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 first chapter of the audiobook for Doctored by K’Anne Meinel narrated by Amelia Patricks

Synopsis 

A brilliant child protégée, she dreams of becoming a doctor and a surgeon...and accomplishes her goals. Unfortunately, her youth and round, childlike face work against her. No matter how skilled she becomes, how knowledgeable, the old school, male-dominated medical hierarchy wants to keep her in her place.

Deanna has worked hard to become an expert in her chosen field, but few believe this "child" capable. Specializing in infectious diseases, she travels the world - from the States to Europe to South America - honing her skills before winding up in Africa where her skills are desperately needed. 

Meeting a nurse by the name of Madison MacGregor, she finds they share an insatiable curiosity and a love of helping others, but falling in love was not what she intended. Later, when she loses Maddie to a misunderstanding, she is haunted by the one that got away....

Ten years have passed, and both the doctor and nurse have moved on with their lives, but fate intervenes when they find themselves working at the same hospital. Their friendship is revived.... Can their love be rekindled? Will the past haunt them or bring them closer? Will the secrets that both harbor keep them from realizing a future together?

 

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2 Reviewers + The Author Talk Breaking Character

2 Reviewers + The Author Talk Breaking Character

April 5, 2019

2 Reviewers And The Author Talk About Breaking Character

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Tara Scott and Lee Winter today to talk about Breaking Character.

In this podcast we talk about

  • Summer - is she the nicest girl next door ever?
  • Elizabeth - is she an ice queen?
  • Grace - misunderstood starlet or meanie?
  • The mysterious Rachel Cho - do we ever actually meet her?
  • Are there really autograph hunters?
  • How much research Winter did about filming and being on set?
  • The sex scene being the big turning point for both characters
  • Fan-fiction and whether or not Winter has any fan fix written based on her books

 

PLUS Tara and Lee Winter invent a new way of measuring Ice Queens and dub it The Winter Scale

 

The book we discussed in this podcast

Breaking Character by Lee Winter

Publisher Ylva Publishing

Synopsis

Life has become a farcical mess for icy British A-lister Elizabeth Thornton. America’s most-hated villain stars in a top-rated TV medical drama that she hates. Now, she’s been romantically linked to her perky, new co-star, Summer, due to the young woman’s clumsiness. As a closeted actress, that’s the last thing Elizabeth needs. If she could just get her dream movie role, life would be so much better. The only problem is that the eccentric French film-maker offering it insists on meeting her “girlfriend”, Summer, first.Summer Hayes is devastated when her co-star shuns her for accidentally sparking rumors they’re lovers. Now the so-called British Bitch has the audacity to ask Summer to pretend to be her girlfriend to get her a role? Elizabeth doesn’t even like Summer! Oh, how she’d love to tell her no. And Summer definitely would if it wasn’t for the fact she’s maybe a tiny bit in love with the impossible woman.A lesbian celebrity romance about gaining love, losing masks, and trying to stick to the script.

 

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Lee Winter Online

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Tara Online

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Deadly Deception by Cade Brogan - Book Clips

Deadly Deception by Cade Brogan - Book Clips

April 3, 2019

Deadly Deception by Cade Brogan

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 first chapter of the audiobook for Deadly Deception by Cade Brogan narrated by Emily Beresford.

Synopsis 

Three die in a psychiatric hospital.

A triple homicide.

A contagion, deadly and mysterious, is the killer’s weapon of choice.

 

A dart flies.

A woman dies in the shower, her neck punctured.

A homicide, hours from Chicago.

Poison, deadly and concocted, is the killer’s weapon of choice.

 

As her city teeters on the verge of panic, Detective Rylee Hayes is forced to divide her attention between two killers—one whose actions could result in a global pandemic and the other, an old nemesis, whose next target is her fiancée.

 

And the clock ticks down…

 

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Annette Mori’s Lesbian Fiction Journey

Annette Mori’s Lesbian Fiction Journey

March 29, 2019

Annette Mori's Lesbian Fiction Journey

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Annette Mori

Lesfic author Annette Mori joins Tara to talk about how she discovered lesbian fiction, what it meant to her, the kinds of books she reaches for, her thoughts on where the genre is going, and more.  

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Parker To The Rescue by Catherine Lane (Full Story) - Book Clips

Parker To The Rescue by Catherine Lane (Full Story) - Book Clips

March 27, 2019

Parker To The Rescue by Catherine Lane - Full Story

Book Clips 

In this episode Ann Etter narrates a short story that accompanies her book Romancing the Kicker. This is a full short story. 

If you enjoyed this story get Romancing The Kicker by Catherine Lane On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2WiZ0IO

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Natalie Miller-Snell recommends 4 Lesbian Fiction novels

Natalie Miller-Snell recommends 4 Lesbian Fiction novels

March 22, 2019

Natalie Miller-Snell recommends 4 Lesbian Fiction novels

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Natalie Miller-Snell today to talk about 4 Lesbian Fiction books she loves.

Requiem For Immortals by Lee Winter

Publisher Ylva Publishing

Synopsis

Professional cellist Natalya Tsvetnenko moves seamlessly among the elite where she fills the souls of symphony patrons with beauty even as she takes the lives of the corrupt of Australia’s ruthless underworld. The cold, exacting assassin is hired to kill a woman who seems so innocent that Natalya can’t understand why anyone would want her dead. As she gets to know her target, she can’t work out why she even cares.

 

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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 Innocents by Riley La Shea 

Synopsis

For thousands of years, they have roamed the darkness, subsisting on the blood of men - the deraphs - though most people would only know them as vampires.

For thousands of years, they have been hunted, pursued in secret by scores of men who tried and failed to exterminate them.

For thousands of years, the fight has been fair.

Now, a group of North Atlantic hunters have discovered a weakness - the synjuments - a subspecies of humans with whom the deraphs share a mortal link. Far more vulnerable to attack, these innocents pose an imminent threat to the clan of Haydn, a thousand-year-old deraph whose unsettled history with Lilith poses its own pressing complications.

To prevent their extinction, Haydn and her clan are forced to take on a paradoxical assignment, as guardians of those they are inclined by their very natures to seduce and consume.

The Innocents is a stand-alone urban dark fantasy novel in the Faith & Fury collection. The Faith & Fury collection is a group of stand-alone novels and series set in the same universe, sharing a common canon.

Due to violence, sexual content and language, it is recommended for mature readers. 

 

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The Way You Smile by Kiki Archer

Publisher K. A.  Books

Synopsis

Real life doesn’t play out like a movie. Electric connections mostly mean you’ve got static in your jumper. Camila Moore knows that; she’s not daft. She has two teenage boys and bills to pay, plus the only man she’s ever been with has traded her in for a gym bunny.

Returning to work’s the answer, but when she finds herself in the wrong room, wrong place at the wrong time, the last thing she expects is to be promoted out of obscurity into the arms of Harriet Imogen Pearson, media darling, hotshot entrepreneur and notorious lesbian playgirl.

Camila can’t believe it; she’s an ordinary woman, nothing special – in her view – so what’s Harriet’s motivation? What’s her end game?

Are Camila’s feelings just infatuation or is it real life love?

Kiki Archer is the mistress of chick-lit romance for women of all ages and inclinations.

 

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Other books we spoke about

Breaking Character by Lee Winter

 

Shattered by Lee Winter

 

Behind The green Curtain by Riley La Shea

 

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Dana Piccoli Talks Fandom, Clexacon and Being a Debut Author with Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

Dana Piccoli Talks Fandom, Clexacon and Being a Debut Author with Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

March 21, 2019

Dana Piccoli Talks Fandom, Clexacon and Being a Debut Author

Seize the Day Podcast

 

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.

 

In todays show, I am joined by the very lovely, Dana Piccoli. An entertainment writer, pop culture critic, Managing Editor for the Blog at Bella Books and podcaster.

 

Dana, talks to me about how it all started with her love of Fandom, to her YouTube videos, moderating panels at Clexacon, and becoming a debut author.

 

Seize the Day was inspired by my favourite latin expression, Carpe Diem. I’ve had some great mentors throughout my life who have offered me invaluable guidance. I'm hoping to do the same through these podcasts.  We have so many wonders at our fingertips; sometimes we just need a little help, or someone to point us in the right direction. 

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

 

Dana Online

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NEW BOOK as discussed on the show: Savor the Moment

 

 

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Whispers Of The Heart by KA Moll - Book Clips

Whispers Of The Heart by KA Moll - Book Clips

March 20, 2019

Whispers Of The Heart by KA Moll

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 beginning of the audiobook for Whispers Of The Heart by KA Moll narrated by Emily Beresford

Synopsis 

Days after completing her fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology, 35-year-old Aki Williams travels from her home in Los Angeles to a small town in Illinois, interviewing for a job that she doesn't want. What she does want is to meet her biological sister, Jack Camdon, a sister whom she didn't know existed until she dreamt of her. Upon their meeting, many things surprise her - that Jack's a lesbian with a wife and children, that she's a dreamer who dreams in spirit animals, and that she's a medicine woman, deeply rooted in the Ojibwe culture.

Three years ago on Sunday, 43-year-old professor of archaeology Carsyn Lyndon lost her parents and her wife in a tragic accident. Since then, she's suffered from PTSD and loneliness. She's kind-hearted and handsome but dates no one. When she meets Aki at her four-year-old godson's birthday party, they're incredibly attracted to one another, and those feelings intensify during a family camping trip - a particularly interesting development for Aki, since prior to that, she'd never considered that she might be a lesbian.

As Aki comes to terms with her sexuality, Carsyn renews a vow to not make the same mistake twice - a mistake that had devastating consequences. With seemingly no middle ground, an accident will bring them together, forcing them to re-examine their priorities. But will love, even love at first sight, be enough for them to move forward as a couple?

 

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Book Appreciation with Katharine Duckett - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 32c

Book Appreciation with Katharine Duckett - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 32c

March 16, 2019

Book Appreciation with Katharine Duckett

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 32c with Heather Rose Jones

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 Katharine Duckett recommends some favorite queer historical novels:

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Blast From the Past: Melissa Brayden Talks Lesbian Romance

Blast From the Past: Melissa Brayden Talks Lesbian Romance

March 15, 2019

Blast From the Past: Melissa Brayden Talks Lesbian Romance

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Melissa Brayden

In this episode from the archives, Tara talks to author Melissa Brayden. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about the first lesfic book Melissa ever read, a historical that isn’t to be missed, a whole series, and her favourite lesfic ever.  

Check out Melissa Brayden's recommendations:

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Rockhound by K’Anne Meinel - Book Clips

Rockhound by K’Anne Meinel - Book Clips

March 13, 2019

Rockhound by K’Anne Meinel

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 first chapter of the audiobook for Rockhound by K’Anne Meinel narrated by Amelia Patricks

Synopsis 

Diamonds are a girl's best friend, especially if she gets them herself!  

Sam is a unique woman. She goes after what she wants in life, wherever it may take her. This time it takes her to Southeast Asia to pan for diamonds in the islands. It's dirty, hot, and dangerous. Her trip is worth it, though, as she finds what she came for. Finding a woman who is intrigued by her, the adventure, and more is just a bonus. Felicia goes along on another trip; could it be fatal for both of them to go deep in the jungle to search for these elusive stones?

 

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Interview with Katharine Duckett - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 32b

Interview with Katharine Duckett - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 32b

March 9, 2019

Interview with Katharine Duckett

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 32b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about

  • Katharine’s debut novella from Tor.com: Miranda in Milan
  • The jumping off point of the story from Shakespeare’s The Tempest
  • Historic Milan and the Sforzas
  • Telling the stories of queer women and women of color in historic settings
  • Editing an anthology at the same time your debut book is coming out

Publications mentioned:

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3 Books That Surprised Me - The Lesbian Review Podcast

3 Books That Surprised Me - The Lesbian Review Podcast

March 8, 2019

3 Books That Surprised Me

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is all alone today but that’s okay because the topic of this podcast is 3 Books That Surprised Me.

The books I spoke about:

The One by KC Luck

Publisher Indie Author

Available in Audiobook: no

Check out Sheena’s review of The One by KC Luck: Book Review

 

Synopsis

The One by KC Luck is a perfect short read. It’s a suspense with a twist, a romance and a completely unexpected set of characters.

Lynn longs to find her soulmate. She has seen her parents live happily together and wants to find the woman who fits her the same way. Someone with the same habits and hobbies, someone who is exciting and shares the same interests. Why is that so difficult?

Lynn will do anything to find The One. And when she meets a homeless woman she gets an inkling that she may have found true love at last.

 

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

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Green-eyed Monster by Gill McKnight 

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Available in Audiobook: no

Check out Sheena’s review of Green-eyed Monster by Gill McKnight: Book Review

 

Synopsis

Green-eyed Monster by Gill McKnight is a delightful romp about a kidnapping gone wrong.

Mickey Rapowski has been cheated out of money by Victoria Gresham and she wants to get what she is owed. So she hatches a plan to kidnap Victoria’s girlfriend, Ginette, and hold her for ransom, but Micky isn’t unreasonable, she only wants her due.

It seems like a brilliant plan in the moment but it has some unforeseen flaws during the execution. No one wants to pay the ransom and Ginette is the worst captive ever breaking down Mickey’s resolve slowly but surely.

Not only does Mickey end up on the wrong side of Ginette’s power plays but she also begins to fall for her captive. Could this get any worse for the poor unsuspecting woman?

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2GXV9NP

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Daughter Of The Sun by Effie Calvin

Publisher NineStar Press

Available in Audiobook: no

Check out Sheena’s review of Daughter Of The Sun by Effie Calvin: Book Review

 

Synopsis

Daughter Of The Sun by Effie Calvin is a delightful fantasy with a light romance and the most wonderful characters.

Orsina of Melidrie is a paladin of the Order of the Sun. Her mission is to end chaos and corruption wherever she finds it. She spends her days traveling around Vesolda looking for the great evil she is destined to encounter. At least, that is what she was told two years before.

Aelia is the Goddess of Caprice. She is a minor chaos goddess and the personification of poor decision making. Her worship is outlawed and when Aelia encounters Orsina she is trapped in her mortal body and badly wounded. She manages to escape the encounter though and manifests in a body that isn’t recognisable. So when Orsina finds her again she thinks that Aelia is a wounded woman in need of help.

Orsina takes Aelia under her wing and the unlikely duo end up traveling together. It’s a great excuse for Aelia to travel across Vesolda in search of a magic relic that will free her from her body.

Aelia can’t tell Orsina the truth no matter how much she begins to feel for the earnest woman and so she holds back from the desire they both begin to feel.

A complex set of emotions surface as Aelia learns that desires can’t always be ignored and soon the chaos goddess isn’t certain of what she really wants after all.

As the two women travel they discover a host of gods and other problems that need to be dealt with and sooner or later Aelia will have to choose between her fellow gods or the paladin who has won her heart.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2EMau1N

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Here’s a fun fact about me: I will hardly ever read a synopsis before buying a book. I may skim it to see what genre it is but I will never read the full synopsis because I want to go into it with no idea of what the story is so that there is more of a chance for surprise.

 

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