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

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

January 11, 2020

Interview with Kate Heartfield

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

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

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Kate Heartfield Online

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Sum Of The Whole by Brenda Murphy - Book Clips

Sum Of The Whole by Brenda Murphy - Book Clips

January 8, 2020

Sum Of The Whole by Brenda Murphy

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 an excerpt from Sum Of The Whole by Brenda Murphy.

Synopsis 

Jaya Pomroy, security operative and mistress, falls desperately in love with Sarah Kerr while vacationing at Rowan House, Skye’s most exclusive and secretive resort. Unwilling to become Jaya’s possession, yearning for independence, Sarah refuses to leave with her and they part after a bitter fight.

Six years later they meet again. Fighting to leave her past behind, but unable to resist her attraction for Jaya, Sarah agrees to try again. Jaya has to cope with new rules and new roles. When a former client threatens to expose Sarah, Jaya risks everything to protect her.

Can their love survive in the real world filled with vengeful ex-lovers and deadly secrets?

 

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Victoria’s Selection of TLR’s 55 Most ReRead Books

Victoria’s Selection of TLR’s 55 Most ReRead Books

January 7, 2020

TLR’s 55 Most ReRead Books

Victoria’s Selection

 

Sheena is joined by Victoria to discuss the list that was released on TheLesbianReview.com - TLR’s 55 Most Reread Books. In this episode Victoria talks about her selection of books.

 

All The Wrong Places by Karin Kallmaker

Publisher Bella Books

Audio No

Synopsis

Brandy Monsoon is looking for love. Since there's never a shortage of casual playmates at the tropical resort where she works as a fitness trainer, most of the time she gets it, too. If Brandy tires of the perpetually curious but primarily straight women, there's her best friend Tess for a friendly encounter - safe, with no strings. After all, they're just buddies.

When an all-lesbian tour group arrives for a week, Brandy is sure she'll be in paradise on earth. The guests include lesbian celebrity comic Celine Griffin, who has an obvious interest in an after-dinner Brandy. Celine and Brandy do find explosive pleasure together -- so why does Brandy feel as if that's no longer enough for happiness?

 

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UK - https://amzn.to/2LeneAU

 

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A Wish Upon A Star by Jeannie Levig

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio No

Synopsis

Leslie Raymond spent the past two years wishing her life had taken a different turn. It’s time for a fresh start, a move across the country, and a new set of rules to help heal her heart—no straight women, no women with kids, and no commitment. But when she meets her new neighbors, the beautiful Erica and her special needs daughter, Siena, she struggles against the pull she immediately experiences.

Erica Cooper has learned to rely only on herself. She knows most people don’t stick around when the going gets tough. And when caring for child with autism, the going can get tough fast. She is content with the quiet and emotionally safe life she’s constructed, but when they are befriended by their kind, playful, and—damn it—really hot new neighbor, the walls protecting her heart threaten to crumble.

So much for good intentions and firm resolutions--neither stand a chance when the stars align for love.

 

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US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/33FDykJ

UK - https://amzn.to/361Y40t

 

Unexpected by Jenny Frame

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Nicola Victoria Vincent

Synopsis

Self-made business owner Dale McGuire has always enjoyed two things in life: women and fast cars. Now in her mid-30s, she's restless and can't work out why. Then one day a 10-year-old boy turns up, claiming to be her son, and her simple ordered world turns upside down.

Rebecca Harper bears the emotional scars of her father's crimes, and now she has two rules: never let anyone get too close and never admit weakness. Thanks to an anonymous egg donor, infertility didn't stop her from having her son Jake. Now pregnant for a second time, she's horrified when Jake brings home the woman he believes is his other mother.

When distrust turns to understanding and passion, can Dale and Rebecca, two women bound by fate, make a family neither expected?

 

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US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/2LeZe0n

UK - https://amzn.to/2LfUl7o

 

Wild by Meghan O’Brien

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Alexandria Wilde

Synopsis

The only thing that frightens shapeshifter Selene Rhodes more than the full moon is the idea of falling in love. Selene Rhodes has lived her whole life with a terrible secret: Not only can she take the form of any animal at will, but once a month the full moon transforms her into a fierce wolf-creature without a human conscience. Managing her condition means living by a strict routine, and more importantly, abstaining from intimate relationships with human beings. Selene is convinced that love and friendship can only bring her pain.

Forensic pathologist Eve Thomas is well acquainted with the pain of romantic love. Swearing off relationships after having her heart broken by a cheating ex, Eve throws herself into her work: catching murderers. When Selene comes to her aid after an attack by a masked man in Golden Gate Park, Eve is shocked by how powerfully she is drawn to her mysterious savior. Shaken by her own feelings for Eve, Selene is even more terrified to realize she isn't even close to being the scariest monster stalking San Francisco. There is someone out in the city who is killing for pleasure, and his next target is the one woman he thinks might be able to stop him: Eve.

 

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US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/33J83Gf

UK - https://amzn.to/35VTTDb

 

At Her Feet by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio No

 

Synopsis

 

During a night of Web surfing for celeb gossip and masturbatory material, digital marketing producer Suzanne Kim stumbles across an intriguing thread while checking her profile on kinklife.com. Suzanne isn’t exactly looking, but the request for a very specific type of submissive from the attractive mistress, Mami-P, is hard to resist. Though the two hit it off during their first online conversation, Suzanne never imagines how strong their real life attraction and compatibility will be. After a few missteps in training, trust, and communication, Suzanne finds a deep love with her mistress, Pilar.

Overworked and overstressed in her daily life, Suzanne comes to crave their relationship for the visceral escape it provides, but before they can make the ultimate commitment, someone from Suzanne’s professional life threatens to disrupt their perfectly balanced bliss.

 

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US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/34IFcTO

UK - https://amzn.to/3602dBM

 

 

Charming Memory by EL Bossert

Publisher Two Boots Publishing

Audio No

Synopsis

Jamie Jordan, a well-known actress and single mom of four-year- old Max, plans a quiet summer in her hometown of Crestwood. Her serenity is shattered when a delivery truck barrels toward Max on a wet summer morning. He is rescued at the last second by a passerby. No one knows the identity of Max's savior, who is knocked unconscious and cannot remember her name or her past.

Jamie invites the mystery woman, temporarily named Boo, into her home while Boo recovers and they search for Boo's real identity and family. As the paparazzi close in, Jamie and Boo try to manage their growing mutual attraction and track down the one name Boo remembers - María Garcia.

Can Jamie and her family trust that Boo is just an innocent hero? Is Boo married or is she available for romance? And, can Jamie and Boo resist each other long enough to find the answers?

 

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US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/34MjwGj

UK - https://amzn.to/33I2VCj

 

 

Perfect Rhythm by Jae

Publisher Ylva Publishing

Audio Narrated by Angela Dawe

Synopsis

Pop star Leontyne Blake might sing about love, but she stopped believing in it a long time ago. What women want is her image, not the real her. When her father has a stroke, she flees the spotlight and returns to her tiny Missouri hometown.

In her childhood home, she meets small-town nurse Holly Drummond, who isn't impressed by Leo's fame at all. That isn't the only thing that makes Holly different from other women. She's also asexual. For her, dating is a minefield of expectations that she has decided to avoid.

Can the tentative friendship between a burned-out pop star and a woman not interested in sex develop into something more despite their diverse expectations?

Contains mature themes.

 

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US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/35V1MZF

UK - https://amzn.to/2OMca0e

 

Starting From Scratch by Georgia Beers

Publisher Brisk Press

Audio Narrated by Georgia Beers

Synopsis

What happens when your life takes an unexpected turn?

What happens when you need to protect the one you love from the one you want to love?

What happens when you lose something you never knew you wanted?

Lambda and Golden Crown Literary Award-winning author Georgia Beers brings to you her long-awaited seventh novel, Starting from Scratch, a story where learning, laughing, loving, and baked goods are just a few of life’s basic ingredients.

Starting from Scratch…where life is what you make it.

 

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US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/36uqr7Z 

UK - https://amzn.to/2N3zV2y 

 

The Road To Madison by Elle Spencer

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Lori Prince

Synopsis

As the sole heir to her family's banking empire, a lot is expected of Madison Prescott. Falling in love with her childhood friend Ana Perez was not in the cards. As Madison's father puts it, "A gay daughter? Married to the maid's daughter? Running my company? Over my dead body."

By the time George Prescott dies, it's been 15 years since Madison and Ana were ripped apart by his lies. They haven't spoken since, but Madison has spent every minute waiting for this day to come. Unfortunately, it turns out time doesn't heal all wounds. Why was Madison willing to give up everything in the face of her father's threats, and why can she never tell Ana the truth about what really separated them?

Caught between a present they can't trust and a past they can't forget, Madison and Ana must decide if this is their second chance, or their final heartbreak.

 

Get this book on Amazon

US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/2P80Zhb

UK - https://amzn.to/2PbASWL

 

And Playing The Role of Herself by KE Lane

Publisher Dog Ear Audio

Audio Narrated by Lisa Cordileone

Synopsis

Actress Caidence Harris is living her dreams after landing a leading role among the star-studded, veteran cast of Ninth Precinct, a hot new police drama shot on location in glitzy LA. Her sometimes-costar Robyn Ward is magnetic, glamorous, and devastatingly beautiful, the quintessential A-List celebrity on the fast-track to super-stardom. 

When the two meet on the set of Ninth Precinct, Caid is instantly infatuated but settles for friendship, positive that Robyn is both unavailable and uninterested. Soon Caid sees that all is not as it appears, but can she take a chance and risk her heart when the outcome is so uncertain? 

The leading ladies and the supporting cast of this debut novel by newcomer K.E Lane will charm you, entertain you, and leave you with a smile on your face.

 

Get this book on Amazon

US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/2DGucun

UK - https://amzn.to/2P71oAC

 

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Victoria’s favourite books on TLR https://www.thelesbianreview.com/category/book-review/highly-recommended-books/victorias-favourites/

 

Find the full list of TLR’s 55 Most Reread Books here

 

About TLR

The Lesbian Review is a website dedicated to reviewing only books movies and music that we enjoy. That way you are likely to find media that you enjoy too. We rely on advertisers, affiliate link purchases and Patrons to cover costs and keep growing. So if you do buy because of this podcast then please use our links.

 

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On the Shelf for January 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 42a

On the Shelf for January 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 42a

January 4, 2020

On the Shelf for January 2020

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

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

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

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The Hot Ones with Renee Dahlia

The Hot Ones with Renee Dahlia

January 3, 2020

The Hot Ones with Renee Dahlia

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Renee Dahlia

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

Renee’s Recommendations:

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London, Actually by Clare Lydon - Book Clips

London, Actually by Clare Lydon - Book Clips

January 1, 2020

London, Actually by Clare Lydon

Book Clips 

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

In this episode we hear the first chapter of the audiobook for London, Actually by Clare Lydon narrated by Lucy Price-Lewis

 

Synopsis 

Rules Are Made To Be Broken…

Two years after her marriage implodes, event-planner Cleo Nightingale is ready to get back in the dating game. However, she has one key rule: no younger women. How hard can it be?

Fresh out of uni, Becca Cramer is single and ready to embrace her new career. She’s not looking for a relationship, but then fate steps in and introduces her to Cleo.

Mix in two weddings & a festival, a jilted brother and a pregnant best friend, and you've got all the ingredients for a hilarious page-turner featuring the unlikely love-match of the year!

Book five in the London Romance series features favourite characters from previous novels, and is another uplifting, sparky romantic comedy from best-selling author Clare Lydon.

 

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TLR’s 55 Most ReRead Books - Michelle’s Selection

TLR’s 55 Most ReRead Books - Michelle’s Selection

December 31, 2019

TLR’s 55 Most ReRead Books

Michelle’s Selection

Sheena is joined by Michelle to talk about her selection of the 55 most reread books list released on TheLesbianReview.com

 

The Exile And The Sorcerer by Jane Fletcher

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio No

Synopsis

The quest for the stolen chalice is a sham - her family's excuse to get rid of Tevi. Exiled in a dangerous and confusing world filled with monsters, bandits, and sorcerers, Tevi battles demons within and without as she searches for her place in the strange new world. Jemeryl has her future planned out - a future that will involve minimal contact with ordinary folk who do not understand sorcerers. Her ambition is to lead a solitary life within the Coven and to devote herself to the study of magic. It is all very straightforward - until she meets Tevi. Two unlikely allies join forces to defeat an insidious evil and on the journey find one another.

 

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UK - https://amzn.to/2Ygq0Lo

 

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The Three by Meghan O’Brien

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio No

Synopsis

A daring, provocative exploration of love and sexuality…

Two lovers, Elin and Kael, struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where disease, lawless marauders, and fanatics threaten their existence. When the two befriend Anna, another survivor, the fabric of their lives and the family they have made shifts in ways that challenge each woman to redefine the boundaries of love and friendship. For in order to prevail, the two must become...The Three, and ultimately Anna and Kael must find a way to save the woman they both love.

 

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US, Canda and Germany - https://amzn.to/2RovEJQ

UK - https://amzn.to/2OST2xB

 

The Sting Of Victory by SD Simper

Publisher Indie Author

Audio No

Synopsis

“When faced with monstrosity, become the greater monster. The sting of victory will fade with time.”

When Flowridia, a witch granted power by an unknown demon, deceives an alluring foreign diplomat, she is promoted to a position of power to conceal her falsehood. Thrust into a world of politics and murderous ambition, she has her gentle heart and her Familiar to guide her – along with a drunk Celestial with a penchant for illusion.

Meanwhile, Lady Ayla Darkleaf, Grand Diplomat of Nox’Kartha, smiles with predatory charm and wields her blades with a dancer’s grace. Flowridia falls into a toxic love affair, one she knows will end in heartbreak. But as Ayla’s legacy as a vampiric creature unfolds, Flowridia begins to see the broken woman behind the monster.

When a foreign emperor dies at the hands of a mysterious interloper, one who seeks to collect the greatest sources of power in the realms, Flowridia’s kingdom is charged to stop him. But Flowridia’s devotion becomes torn between duty to her own and the woman whose claws grip her heart.

In the ensuing clash of Gods, Flowridia must choose her loyalties with care – the fates of kingdoms lies in her hands.

 

Get this book on Amazon

US, Canda and Germany - https://amzn.to/34SM3KA

UK - https://amzn.to/2DPHp3Y

 

Ardulum First Don by JS Fields

Publisher NineStar Press

Audio Narrated by Lynn Norris

Synopsis

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

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

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

 

Get this book on Amazon

US, Canda and Germany - https://amzn.to/2risDjx

UK - https://amzn.to/2DKpnjE

 

Shell Game by Benny Lawrence

Publisher Bedazzled Ink

Audio No

Synopsis

Life in a remote fishing village in the middle of a civil war is neither safe nor inspiring. So, when an opportunity comes along for village girl Lynn to be kidnapped and enslaved by Darren, a ruthless pirate queen, she takes full advantage of it. But Darren is neither as ruthless nor as piratical as she appears at first glance--and Lynn's not exactly what she seems to be, either. In between encounters with old girlfriends, a slow death involving marmalade, and bounty hunters with no sense of humor, Lynn and her new mistress attempt to work out exactly what they are to each other--and who's in charge.

 

Get this book on Amazon

US, Canda and Germany - https://amzn.to/36btqBX

UK - https://amzn.to/34TUBAK

 

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Michelle’s favourite books on TLR https://www.thelesbianreview.com/category/book-review/highly-recommended-books/michelles-favourites/ 

 

 

Find the full list of TLR’s 55 Most Reread Books here

 

 

 

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Lesbian Vikings - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 41d

Lesbian Vikings - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 41d

December 28, 2019

Lesbian Vikings

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 41d with Heather Rose Jones

An episode by request about research into women’s same-sex relations in early medieval Norse culture, and f/f fiction inspired by it.

In this episode we talk about:

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Comfort And Joy by Karin Kallmaker - Book Clips

Comfort And Joy by Karin Kallmaker - Book Clips

December 25, 2019

Comfort And Joy by Karin Kallmaker

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 Comfort And Joy by Karin Kallmaker

Synopsis 

Home for the holidays from service in the Middle East, Milla expects Mom's good food and the bliss of a quiet, peaceful hometown Christmas. Romance is not on her mind, but after a chance meeting with a woman unlike any she's ever known before, she is thinking of the future for the first time since enlisting. 

Unabridged and read by the author.

 

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Valden’s selection of TLR’s 55 Most Reread books

Valden’s selection of TLR’s 55 Most Reread books

December 24, 2019

Sheena is joined by reviewer Valden Bush to chat about her selection of rereads that appeared on TLR’s 55 most reread list.

 

Fated Love by Radclyffe

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Abby Craden

Synopsis

What do you do when your carefully planned life takes a wrong turn into hell? When Quinn Maguire, a dashing young trauma surgeon, unaccountably accepts a position as an ER physician, her new boss, Honor Blake, suspects that Quinn is hiding a dark secret. While the two declare an uneasy truce in an effort to work together, both struggle with mutual, and unexpected, attraction.

Honor, however, has more than one reason to resist her growing feelings for the attractive newcomer - not the least of which is that her heart belongs to the woman whose wedding ring she wears. Amidst the chaos and drama of a busy emergency room, Quinn and Honor must contend not only with the fragile nature of life, but also with the mysteries of the heart and the irresistible forces of fate.

 

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UK - https://amzn.to/2ORNpyg

 

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Protector of the Realm by Gun Brooke

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Hilarie Mukavitz

Synopsis

Book One: Supreme ConstellationsWith the fate of entire civilizations at risk, the galactic battleground makes for unusual alliances and unexpected passions as two women from very different worlds join forces. When Commodore Rae Jacelon of the Gamma VI space station apprehends the alluring but decidedly dangerous Kellen O'Dal, it is the start of a breathtaking love story, as well as a dangerous rescue mission. A space adventure filled with suspense and a daring intergalactic romance.

 

Get this book on Amazon

US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/2OmvX66

UK - https://amzn.to/2KZB6ij

 

Beowulf for Cretins Ann McMan

Publisher Bywater Books

Audio Narrated by Christine Williams

Synopsis

English professor and aspiring novelist Grace Warner spends her days teaching four sections of Beowulf for Cretins to bored and disinterested students at one of New England's "hidden ivy" colleges. Not long after she is dumped by her longtime girlfriend, Grace meets the engaging and mysterious Abbie on a cross-country flight. Sparks fly on and off the plane as the two strangers give in to one night of reckless passion with no strings attached and no contact information exchanged.  

Back home at St. Albans, the college rocks Grace's world when it announces the appointment of a new president, the first woman in its 165-year history. Cue Abbie - and cue Grace's collision course with a neurotic dog named Grendel, a fractious rival for tenure, and a woman called Ochre, in what very well might be Grace's last real shot at happiness.  

This full-length novel reimagines and expands on the short story "Falling from Grace", which was originally published in the award-winning story collection Sidecar, by Ann McMan.

 

Get this book on Amazon

US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/34p6E9b

UK - https://amzn.to/35GQjgm

 

 

Goldenseal Gill McKnight (Garoul series)

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Melissa Sternenberg

Synopsis

When Amy Fortune returns to her childhood home, she discovers something sinister in the air—but is former lover Leone Garoul stalking her or protecting her? Amy Fortune and Leone Garoul were teenage lovers. Now, years later, Amy returns to Little Dip, the Garoul home valley to help her aunt finish a botanical project. Except Little Dip is no longer the happy place of Amy’s childhood memories. There’s something sinister in the woods. And why hasn’t Leone moved on? Why does she still dog Amy’s every move? As more and more of the Garoul family arrive for a special hunting weekend, parts of the puzzle come together and Amy’s fears escalate as she moves closer to the truth—and the secret that has eluded her since childhood.

 

Get this book on Amazon

US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/2M2nMu2

UK - https://amzn.to/2M7nH8C

 

In The Distance There Is Light Harper Bliss

Publisher LadyLit Publishing / Audible

Audio Narrated by Charlotte North

Synopsis

Two women lose the man they love. All they have left is each other.

Sophie's life is turned upside down when her partner, Ian, dies in a tragic accident. The only one who can understand her devastation is Ian's stepmother, Dolores. Together, they try to make sense of their loss and rebuild their shattered lives. While their shared grief brings them closer, it also takes their relationship in an unexpected direction. Where does sorrow end and romance begin? Or has Ian's death blurred the lines too much?

If you love deeply emotional lesbian romance with a twinge of controversy, don't miss this intense but hopeful novel by chart-topper Harper Bliss.

 

Get this book on Amazon

US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/2PxDOhU

UK - https://amzn.to/35x1ngj

 

Jericho by Ann McMan (Jericho series)

Publisher Bywater Books

Audio Narrated by Christine Williams

Synopsis

Librarian Syd Murphy flees the carnage of a failed marriage by accepting an 18-month position in Jericho - a small town in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Her plans to hide out and heal her wounds fall by the wayside as she gets drawn into the daily lives of the quirky locals. She becomes fast friends with Maddie Stevenson, the enigmatic physician who has returned to the backcountry community to take over her late father's medical practice. Together they learn that life and love can have as many twists and turns as a country road.

 

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The Caphenon Fletcher DeLancey (Alsea series)

Publisher Heartsome Publishing

Audio No

Synopsis

A split-second decision to save a civilization. Another decision to give it away.

Captain Ekatya Serrado has spent her career fighting the Voloth, who view less advanced civilizations as fuel for their empire. The choice between saving her ship or a world under attack is easy. The choices that come after are harder.

Lancer Andira Tal, the leader of Alsea, believes her people are alone in the universe until a gigantic spaceship crashes near her capital city. Now she is thrust into a struggle between two powerful forces, and her planet is the prize.

With a civilization and the galactic balance of power at risk, friendships and alliances may not hold against betrayal. Honor is easy when the stakes are low.

 

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UK - https://amzn.to/2ttZYsL

 

 

Lethal Affairs by Kim Baldwin and Xenia Alexiou 

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Paige McKinney

Synopsis

Elite operative Domino is no stranger to peril and impossible situations. Trained all her life to be just as comfortable fighting terrorists as mixing with the gala crowd, she is proficient at playing any role necessary to accomplish her objective and believes the cause sanctifies the means. But her latest assignment to investigate journalist Hayley Ward will test more than her skills, ingenuity, and courage, because this time she faces the ultimate dilemma: a choice between loyalty and love.

 

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Tomorrows Promise Radclyffe

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Natalie Duke

Synopsis

Adrienne Pierce, buffeted by fate and abandoned by love, seeks refuge from her past as well as her uncertain future on Whitley Point, a secluded island off the coast of Maine. Tanner Whitley - young, wild, restless - and heir to a dynasty, desperately tries to escape both her destiny and the memories of a tragic loss with casual sex and wild nights, a dangerous course that may ultimately destroy her.

One timeless summer, these two very different women discover the power of passion to heal - and the promise of hope that only love can bestow.

 

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UK - https://amzn.to/2sENBJH

 

 

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Twitter @ValdenBush

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Valden’s favourite books on TLR https://www.thelesbianreview.com/category/book-review/highly-recommended-books/valdens-favourites/

 

 

Find the full list of TLR’s 55 Most Reread Books here

 

 

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Things I Loved in 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 41c

Things I Loved in 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 41c

December 21, 2019

Things I Loved in 2019

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 41c with Heather Rose Jones

I talk about the novels, non-fiction, and visual media relevant to queer women in history that I enjoyed in 2019

Novels

Non-Fiction

Visual Media

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

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From Here to There with Rachel Ford

From Here to There with Rachel Ford

December 20, 2019

From Here to There with Rachel Ford

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Rachel Ford

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

Rachel’s Recommendations:

Tara’s Recommendation:

Find Rachel Ford online at 

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Darkness Falls by KC Luck - Book Clips

Darkness Falls by KC Luck - Book Clips

December 18, 2019

Darkness Falls by KC Luck

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 Darkness Falls by KC Luck narrated by Violet Dixon

 

Synopsis 

If the lights go out forever, can love survive?

When four women from different walks of life are brought together by fate to witness the end of the world as they know it, each must find a way to survive against the odds as well as learn to rely on each other.

Jackie Scott wields incredible influence as a magazine executive in Seattle. As she plans a smashing party for her fortieth birthday, everything is precisely as she wants it. But when a solar storm lights up the night sky in a dazzling display, it not only ruins the party but destroys power around the planet and Jackie must turn for help from the one woman she has tried so hard not to want … Taylor.

Taylor Barnes is an Army veteran new to Seattle and wants nothing more than to find some peace and quiet working as a rent-a-cop in a corporate high-rise. When she is asked to attend the birthday party of the building's powerful and sexy CEO, she can hardly say no. Little did she realize every skill she ever learned would be put to the test to save the woman she can't seem to stop thinking about … Jackie.

Anna Patten is a nurse practitioner who has returned one last time to the town she ran away from to pack up the house where she grew up. Trying to avoid any drama, she cannot get away fast enough, or so she tells herself while her heart wonders about her high school crush. When fate lands them together in Seattle at a birthday party, suddenly Anna must lean on the woman she once left behind … Lexi.

Lexi Scott has built a simple life of writing novels and remodeling her farmhouse, but when she runs into a long-lost friend, her world is turned upside down. It's not until she attends her sister Jackie's birthday party that she is forced to not only face the apocalypse but now she must decide if she is willing to risk her heart again to save the only woman she ever loved ... Anna.

The end of the world is only the beginning.

 

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April’s Selection of TLR’s 55 Most ReRead Books

April’s Selection of TLR’s 55 Most ReRead Books

December 17, 2019

TLR’s 55 Most ReRead Books

April’s Selection

The Lesbian Review just release their list of 55 Most Reread books. Today we are talking to TLR Reviewer April and why she rereads these.

 

Above All Honor by Radclyffe

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Abby Craden

Synopsis

The first in the Honor series, Above All, Honor introduces single-minded Secret Service Agent Cameron Roberts and the woman she is sworn to protect - Blair Powell, the daughter of the President of the United States. Cam's duty is her life - and the only thing that keeps her from self-destructing under the unbearable weight of her own deep personal tragedy. However, she hasn't counted on the fact that the beautiful, willful first daughter will do anything in her power to escape the watchful eyes of her protectors, including seducing the agent in charge. Both women struggle with long-hidden secrets and dark passions as they are forced to confront their growing attraction amidst the escalating danger drawing ever closer to Blair. From the dark shadows of rough trade bars in Greenwich Village to the elite galleries of Soho, each must balance duty with desire and, ultimately, choose between love and honor.

 

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https://amzn.to/2EhF6af

https://amzn.to/2PIRDbX

 

 

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It Should Be A Crime by Carsen Taite

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Lori Prince

Synopsis

Forbidden romance coupled with high-stakes courtroom drama.

Two women meet in an alley and fulfill their mutual desire with a night of passion, neither expecting more than the few lusty hours they shared. Weeks later, Morgan Bradley and Parker Casey meet again, but this time one is a law professor and the other her student.

A series of events lands them in the middle of a high-profile murder trial, but the twists and turns of the case are no match for the spiral of increasing attraction as they work side-by-side in the defense of justice.

 

Get this book on Amazon

 

https://amzn.to/2PL3aHW

https://amzn.to/2rJLWT6

 

Lethal Affairs by Kim Baldwin and Xenia Alexiou

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Paige McKinney

Synopsis

Elite operative Domino is no stranger to peril and impossible situations. Trained all her life to be just as comfortable fighting terrorists as mixing with the gala crowd, she is proficient at playing any role necessary to accomplish her objective and believes the cause sanctifies the means. But her latest assignment to investigate journalist Hayley Ward will test more than her skills, ingenuity, and courage, because this time she faces the ultimate dilemma: a choice between loyalty and love.

 

Get this book on Amazon

https://amzn.to/2LV9dZ9

https://amzn.to/35h00lH

 

The Devil Inside by Ali Vali

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Hilarie Mukavitz

Synopsis

Brains, guts, and ruthless ambition should be enough for a woman to come out on top in any fight. Except when the battle is over love, all bets are off. Cain Casey was groomed from birth to take the reins of the Casey family enterprises, which just happens to be one of the major crime organizations in New Orleans. Surviving by never turning away from a fight and knowing how to win at all costs, Cain is as careful with her heart as she is with her business - until she meets Emma Verde. The farm girl from Wisconsin puts a hit out on Cain's heart and leads her down a dangerous road filled with great joy and devastating sorrow. The Devil Inside is the story of unexpected passion, a shattering betrayal, and the challenge of love put to the test. First in the Cain Casey Saga.

 

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https://amzn.to/2PJpGkv

https://amzn.to/2Pmphp9

 

Weeping Walls by Gerri Hill

Publisher Bella Books & Tantor Audio

Audio Narrated by Abby Craden

Synopsis

An abandoned old house in a small town northeast of Houston is the site of a second murder, eerily similar to a supposed cold case of 14 years earlier. FBI Agents CJ Johnston and Paige Riley are dispatched to find the link between the two homicides.

The team, including Ice and Billy, find the case to be anything but cold. For CJ and Paige, juggling the investigation while trying to keep their love affair a secret proves to be as hard as uncovering long-buried clues.

 

Get this book on Amazon

https://amzn.to/2RRGoAU

https://amzn.to/2PlOnEE

 

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Twitter https://twitter.com/angeladams26

April’s favourite books on TLR https://www.thelesbianreview.com/category/book-review/highly-recommended-books/aprils-favourites/

 

 

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The Highwaywoman Special (Reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode #41b

The Highwaywoman Special (Reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode #41b

December 14, 2019

The Highwaywoman Special (Reprise)

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 41b with Heather Rose Jones

A reprise of my first "special-topic" show, which originally aired two years ago.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The historic era of the highwaymen
  • Ballads featuring female highwaymen (you get to hear me sing!)
  • Women in history who went "on the pad" as they say, or who were rumored to have done so
  • The most popular formula for lesbian highwaywoman novels
  • Five lesbian highwaywoman romances, plus one bonus highway robbery incident

The various persons and works discussed or presented in this podcast (in order of appearance) are as follows. Some historic references may apply to more than one person.

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Warrior on Wheels Founder, Sally Edwards Joins Natalie Miller-Snell on Seize the Day AND it’s COMPETITION TIME

Warrior on Wheels Founder, Sally Edwards Joins Natalie Miller-Snell on Seize the Day AND it’s COMPETITION TIME

December 12, 2019

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

 

In todays show I am joined by Sally Edwards. Sally was awarded the Community Champion Award from DIVA magazine in 2018; she is a published author and is currently working as a life coach with people who have disabilities or long term health conditions

 

In the show we talk about

  • What it’s like to grow up with a disability
  • How Sally turned negative situations into positive success
  • Sally’s career as a dancer and the benefits of dance
  • How Sally is helping others through coaching

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

AND BEFORE YOU GO……… It’s also COMPETITION TIME. Here’s your chance to tell everyone about your own stories of success, your own ‘seize the day’ moments and for one lucky winner, to come on Seize the Day with me to discuss your story.

 

Details of the Competition: -

 

  1. Your stories, achievement, seize the day moments, need to be submitted to me by 3rd Jan 2020 at nataliemillersnell@gmail.com
  2. All names will be placed into a hat and I will randomly select ONE winner to join me on a Seize the Day show - record date TBC.
  3. I will read out all stories and announce the winner in my show on 9th January.

 

GOOD LUCK everyone - I cannot wait to hear from you!

 

SALLY’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS 

Website

Facebook

Instagram

 

NATALIE SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

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Twitter

Email

Instagram

Facebook

Grimmer Intentions by Jodi Hutchins - Book Clips

Grimmer Intentions by Jodi Hutchins - Book Clips

December 11, 2019

Grimmer Intentions by Jodi Hutchins

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 by the author from Grimmer Intentions by Jodi Hutchins

 

Synopsis 

She screwed up. She broke protocol. She saved a life. Grim Reaper Margo Petrov may have resurrected a drowned surfer on the brink of death, but she isn’t earning any awards or receiving employee of the month from Corporate; she’s under more scrutiny from the Grim governing body than ever before. Since she has a massive secret that could spell disaster if revealed, she sure as hell doesn’t want to be in the spotlight, in any form.

Margo vows to keep her head down and stay out of trouble, reaping her quota of spirits lest she cause more problems for herself and the woman she saved with an illegal blood bond. She certainly shouldn’t be opening doors to the Fae lands or offering her neck to an Empusa woman suffering from bloodlust, but Margo’s laundry list of bad decisions keeps growing. With the threat of becoming decommissioned by Corporate looming in her periphery, Margo stumbles deeper into the politics of her people and soon realizes their intentions are far worse than she initially thought.

 

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Jodi Hutchins Online

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Kate Gavin’s Lesfic Journey - Les Do Books

Kate Gavin’s Lesfic Journey - Les Do Books

December 6, 2019

Kate Gavin’s Lesfic Journey

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Kate Gavin

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

Kate’s Recommendations:

Find Kate Gavin online

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Double Six by Brenda Murphy - Book Clips

Double Six by Brenda Murphy - Book Clips

December 4, 2019

Double Six by Brenda Murphy

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 novel Double Six by Brenda Murphy

 

Synopsis 

Elaine MacLeod, the most feared and revered Mistress of Rowan House, is frustrated. Overworked, still hurt and angry over the departure of her long-term lover, she refuses to admit Rowan House needs another Mistress to accommodate their guests.  Unconvinced anyone will be able to meet her high standards; Elaine grudgingly agrees to audition the sole applicant, Petra Grendhal.

Robin Broadacre would do anything for the woman who rescued her from certain death at the hands of her previous employers. When she volunteers to assist Petra in with her audition, Elaine is forced to reckon with her desire for Robin. Drawn to Petra's fiery strength and icy demeanor as well Robin's devotion, Elaine finds herself torn between her passion for both women.  When Petra disappears on a trip to Oslo, Elaine and Robin's search leads them to menaces from  Robin's past and a fight for their lives.

 

Get This Book On Amazon - https://amzn.to/2ps5U3H 

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Get This Book On Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/2QqNnQi 

 

Brenda Murphy Online

Website: http://brendalmurphy.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brenda.murphy.75

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BMurphySideshow

 

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The New My Lesfic - The Write Stuff

The New My Lesfic - The Write Stuff

November 29, 2019

The New My Lesfic

The Write Stuff

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

In this episode we talk about

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

 

Find MyLesFic online at

Website https://www.mylesfic.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/MyLesfic

 

You can check out the podcast series that Sheena mentioned here - Anne Hagan on Killing It With Keywords https://thelesbiantalkshow.podbean.com/category/killing-it-with-keywords/

 

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