The Ultimate Betrayal by Annette Mori - Book Clips

December 14, 2017

The Ultimate Betrayal by Annette Mori - Book Clips 

Synopsis 

Lara is a successful, beautiful, charming, financier. She is also a total control freak, so whatever Lara wants, Lara makes sure she gets. Lara has a secret and is playing a dangerous game that might end up costing her everything she values…money and love. 

Rachel is Lara’s fun loving, charming, irresistible wife. Her charisma is equal to her beauty, warmth, and compassion. 

Sophia’s surprise visit to see Lara sets in motion a number of life-changing events for them all. But just who is Sophia? 

Add Joy, Sophia’s opinionated best friend, and you have the recipe for a fast-paced romance complete with satisfying twists and turns. 

Hell has no fury like a woman scorned. 

 

You can find this novel on Amazon

 

 

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Can Butch Women Be Feminist?

December 11, 2017

Can Butch Women Be Feminist? 

Ask A Butch 

Today Sheena is joined by Amy and Lise to chat about whether or not a butch women can be feminist.

About Amy Herman-Pall 

Amy’s been out for over 25 years, but it took her some time to accept and identify with the label ‘butch.’ She’s worked in several different traditionally male jobs, from carpentry and woodworking, to truck driving, and in each she’s simply proven that a woman can do as well as a man. 

As far as other butch stereotypes go, there are some she fits and some she never will. But she’s found her match in the femme that claimed her. 

 

You can find her on 

Facebook, through The Lesbian Review Book Club 

Twitter 

 

About Lise MacTague 

Lise MacTague is a spec fit author. She has been known to play ice hockey and build awesome cosplay guns that she sells on her etsy account. 

She co-hosts the podcast Let Geek Out! and she does occasional reviews for The Lesbian Review. 

 

You can find her on

Her Website 

Facebook 

Twitter 

Etsy 

 

About Sheena 

Sheena struggled for most of her youth with coming out. It was only at 22 when she met her wife that she could no longer deny her attraction to women. A large part of why she struggled had to do with the misconceptions and stereotypes of being a lesbian. 

So she and her wife started to the show Les Talk About It where these myths and stereotypes are discussed. 

Ask A Butch is a spin-off show. Sheena soon realized that it was not possible to answer questions all types of lesbians and so she wanted to address hatred towards butch women, specifically. 

 

Find Sheena on

Website 

Facebook 

Twitter 

 

More Info 

If you have a question or want to share a thought then come and chat to us on The Lesbian Talk Show Chat Group or email Sheena on podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com

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Episode 17b: Interview with T.T. Thomas

December 9, 2017

Interview with T.T. Thomas

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - episode 17b

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

 In this episode we talk about

  • What T.T. finds so interesting about the decades around 1900
  • Her fascination with the Regency-era figure of Anne Lister, whose diaries discuss her affairs with women in code
  • Using professional journals, dictionaries, and court records for historic research
  • Correspondence as a medium of storytelling
  • How T.T.’s international family history inspired her settings
  • The cross-country romantic odyssey of The Blondness of Honey from San Francisco to Chicago
  • The story-within-a story of Vivien and Rose: when your characters start writing their own gothic romantic adventures
  • Writing less common takes on sexuality
  • Speaking of sex in code and metaphor, both in historic documents and fiction
  • Mistress of Mogador and researching cultures very different from your own

Publications mentioned:

More info

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

Website:

Facebook

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

There is no transcript available for this podcast.

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Roslyn Sinclair Talks Lesbian Fiction and F/F Fanfic

December 8, 2017

Roslyn Sinclair Talks Lesbian Fiction and F/F Fanfic

Les Do Books

In this episode, author Roslyn Sinclair (aka Telanu, author of the greatest fanfic of all time, Truth and Measure) joins Tara to talk about a few lesbian fiction and fanfic that she loves. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about which books Roslyn thinks everyone should check out.

Check out the stories discussed here:

Learn more about Roslyn Sinclair

More info

Come talk to us about these books and any other lesfic you’ve been reading lately at our Facebook group, The Lesbian Review Book Club.

You can see all of our reviews, top 10 lists and author profiles on TheLesbianReview.com and don’t forget to send your emails, questions and more to Tara@TheLesbianReview.com

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Badass Women Save Themselves: What Happened by Hillary Clinton - three big takeaways

December 6, 2017

No, but really, what the hell happened in 2016? How did the United States elect as president a reality television star who campaigned on hate? How did arguably the most qualified candidate for president in US history lose? What was really going on with Russia? How did fake news influence the election? What on earth was James Comey thinking? So many questions. In this excellent book, Hillary Clinton tries to answer what happened--globally, nationally, and personally--in 2016. The book is beautifully crafted and draws on her extensive knowledge of sociopolitical trends in the US and abroad. It will make you smarter. It might make you cry. It's important, and in this podcast episode we try to explain why.

About Jove And Blythe 

Both are published authors and all round badass women in their own right.  Jove is also on the Women And Words podcast where she and Andi do a roundup of the week’s happenings on their website. 

You can find more info here 

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The Domme Tamer by Kat Evans

December 4, 2017

The Domme Tamer by Kat Evans 

Book Clips 

Synopsis 

The victims were as different as night and day: an exotic dancer, a beloved teacher, and a promising law student. What was the one thing they had in common? A fetish for breath play. 

 When a string of brutal murders hits the Big Easy’s highly secretive BDSM community, it threatens to expose high-profile members of its conservative Southern culture. With each clue New Orleans Homicide Detective Jillian Robichaux uncovers, the deeper she is lured down a journey of sexual discovery. 

But how far will she go? 

In her new erotic thriller, The Domme Tamer, bestselling author Kat Evans brilliantly uses an all-female cast of main characters to take you on a heart-pounding race to catch a serial killer.   

 

You can find this novel on Amazon

 

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Episode 17a - On the Shelf December 2017

December 2, 2017

On the Shelf December 2017

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 17a

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

In this episode we talk about

  • Call for submissions for the new LHMP audio short story segment. See here for details.
  • Recent and upcoming publications covered on the blog
  • Knighton’s Chronicle
  • A joint grave memorial for two 15th century English women
  • Thinking Sex with the Premoderns by Valerie Traub
  • The Lesbian Premodern
  • Announcing this month’s author guest, T. T. Thomas
  • Ask Sappho: Lauri Wilson asks about the literary and real-life motif of cross-dressing women and how it changed over time.

More info

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

You can follow the blog on my website or subscribe to the RSS feed

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

A transcript of this episode can be found here.

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Miles Apart by AL Brooks

December 1, 2017

Miles Apart by AL Brooks  

Book Clips 

Synopsis 

Which mistakes are irredeemable? Would you fight to save a five-year relationship after your lover’s had a drunken one-night stand? Alex is torn by this question. The past twelve months have seen her and her girlfriend Terri slowly drift apart, and the revelation of Terri’s betrayal shows her just how far apart they are. The longer they fight, the less she wants to try. On a business trip to Canada, Alex meets Justine and, over the course of one evening, a connection is formed that shatters everything Alex thought she knew about herself. Returning to London, she’s faced with choices that will irrevocably change her life. A lesbian romance that asks the interesting questions, not the easy ones. 

 

You can find this novel on Amazon 

 

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The Organization by Annette Mori and Erin O’Reilly

November 30, 2017

The Organization by Annette Mori and Erin O'Reilly 

Book Clips 

Synopsis 

The feisty, fiery women from Asset Management are back for another heart-stopping adventure! This time, their sights are set on a new mob boss Leonid Petrov who is more cunning and ten times more ruthless than the slave trader they took on in Asset Management. 

No one is more surprised than Val when she is tagged as the go-to member of the team. Her task…infiltrate Leonid’s inner circle and work with another agent already on the inside. Val’s impenetrable exterior is starting to crumble, but Maggie, the head of The Organization doesn’t have a better option. Tasked with keeping Leonid’s impossible new wife, Gina, safe, Val encounters more problems than solutions. 

Will wild card Gina provide Val the inspiration to take on her violent husband, or will that inspiration lead to Val’s downfall? Find out in this intriguing, fast-paced, romantic adventure just what love can do. Will it be Val’s Achilles heel and lead to her demise, or will it fill her with a strength she didn’t know she had? 

 

You can find this novel on Amazon 

 

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How Do You Know That You Are Butch?

November 27, 2017

How Do You Know That You Are Butch? 

Ask A Butch 

Today Sheena is joined by Amy and Lise to chat about how you know when you are butch. 

 

About Amy Herman-Pall 

Amy’s been out for over 25 years, but it took her some time to accept and identify with the label ‘butch.’ She’s worked in several different traditionally male jobs, from carpentry and woodworking, to truck driving, and in each she’s simply proven that a woman can do as well as a man. 

As far as other butch stereotypes go, there are some she fits and some she never will. But she’s found her match in the femme that claimed her. 

 

You can find her on 

Facebook, through The Lesbian Review Book Club 

Twitter 

 

About Lise MacTague 

Lise MacTague is a spec fit author. She has been known to play ice hockey and build awesome cosplay guns that she sells on her etsy account. 

She co-hosts the podcast Let Geek Out! and she does occasional reviews for The Lesbian Review. 

 

You can find her on

Her Website 

Facebook 

Twitter 

Etsy 

 

About Sheena 

Sheena struggled for most of her youth with coming out. It was only at 22 when she met her wife that she could no longer deny her attraction to women. A large part of why she struggled had to do with the misconceptions and stereotypes of being a lesbian. 

So she and her wife started to the show Les Talk About It where these myths and stereotypes are discussed. 

Ask A Butch is a spin-off show. Sheena soon realized that it was not possible to answer questions all types of lesbians and so she wanted to address hatred towards butch women, specifically. 

 

Find Sheena on

Website 

Facebook 

Twitter 

 

More Info 

If you have a question or want to share a thought then come and chat to us on The Lesbian Talk Show Chat Group or email Sheena on podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com

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Women and Words: Hemp, Hair, and Holidays

November 26, 2017

Women and Words Overview

19-24 November 2017

 

Jove has discovered Hempire, a game for her phone that is allowing her to become a responsible, community-minded drug lord, something Andi totally approves of. Also, Andi and Jove express appreciation for author Lee Winter’s choices of fictional female bosses to appreciate (and also Cate Blanchett’s character of Hela in Thor) and omg Andi might have a bad girl kink she didn’t know about.

 

19 Nov.: Author Lee Winter stops by to talk about the appeal of fictional women bosses all power-suited up and making us crazy. Plus, you can pick up a copy of her latest lesbian romance, The Brutal Truth, which features a woman boss.

 

20 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll talked about one of her fave museums to visit, the living history Beamish, and posted photos of it. Love her rambles through the UK!

 

21 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett discussed the difficulties she’s had finding someone to cut her hair because the hair industry is inherently gendered, and women should get X style of cuts and men Y. And in some barber shops that will cut women’s hair, there’s usually a side of sexism. Basically, this is BS. (if you have a hair person you love, share the deets in the comments!)

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find out more about Ashley Bartlett here

 

23 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess reminded us that in spite of all the horrible, there are still things to be thankful for.

Also, Renée is the co-editor, with Lee Lynch, of the just-released anthology Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices from the Gay Bars. Find it HERE.

 

24 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirled over Thor: Ragnarök. Three reasons: Tessa Thompson, Cate Blanchette, and it’s freakin’ funny.

 

And don’t forget to like and subscribe and leave happy fun times reviews about the Women and Words podcast on iTunes so others can find us, too, and be subjected to whatever the hell Jove and Andi get up to. Thanks!

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Episode 16d: When did we become Lesbians?

November 25, 2017

When did we become Lesbians?

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 16d

This episode discusses the history of words for women who loved women throughout recorded European history. What words were used? Where did they come from? What shades of meaning did they have? And how did those meanings change over time?

In this episode we talk about the following words

  • Greek: hetairistriai
  • Greek and Latin: tribas, tribades
  • Latin: lesbian
  • English: sapphist
  • Latin: fricatrix
  • Words related to “sodomite” and “bugger”
  • The tricky case of “hermaphrodite” and “virago”
  • Slang terms like rubster, lollepot, and tommy
  • Arabic: suhaqiyya, tharifa

More info

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

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

Links to entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project that discuss these and related words can be found in the “Vocabulary Terms” section of this blog entry.

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

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Is All Lesbian Fiction Romance?

November 24, 2017

Is All Lesbian Fiction Romance? 

Les Do Books 

In this episode, Tara is joined by author Lise MacTague to discuss the pervasive perception that all lesbian fiction is romance. They explore the importance of romance to lesbian fiction, why the genre is ready for (and needs!) more, and why romance novels must have a happy ending. 

You can check out the books mentioned here: 

 

More info 

Come talk to us about these books and any other lesfic you’ve been reading lately at our Facebook group, The Lesbian Review Book Club. 

 

You can see all of our reviews, top 10 lists and author profiles on TheLesbianReview.com and don’t forget to send your emails, questions and more to Tara@TheLesbianReview.com 

 

 
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Warning! We Are Talking About Trigger Warnings!

November 20, 2017

Warning! We Are Talking About Trigger Warnings!

Les Talk About It

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are discussing the trigger warnings in lesbian literature and when it is needed.

MORE INFO

Sheena is the founder of The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel and The Lesbian Review. Tamara is super smart and loves researching and together this married couple is known to get slightly off topic and laugh a lot.

Send your questions and comments to Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com or visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com for more info about this and our other podcasts.

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Episode 16c: Book Appreciation with Farah Mendlesohn

November 18, 2017

Book Appreciation with Farah Mendlesohn

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast: Episode 16c

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 Farah Mendlesohn recommends some favorite queer historical novels:

More info

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

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

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

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Out of This World by Annette Mori - Book Clips

November 16, 2017

Out of This World by Annette Mori - Book Clips 

Synopsis 

With a name like Mabel Butt, being picked on is the norm, so her job at the library was the perfect hideout. Mabel is so far in the closet, that even her best friend and secret crush, Sydney, can’t pull her out. Celeste, a beautiful, exotic stranger comes into the library and changes everything. Mabel is defenseless against her charms. 

To call Celeste a bit eccentric is an understatement, drawing the wrong kind of attention to her and Mabel. Soon it is discovered that someone is trying to track her down, With Sydney’s help, a game of cat and mouse begins to try and keep Celeste safe. 

Sparks fly all around the three women as they join forces in this romantic comedy, which really is out of this world. 

 

You can find this novel on Amazon

 

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How Do Butch Women Like To Be Asked Out?

November 13, 2017

How Do Butch Women Like To Be Asked Out?

Ask A Butch 

Today Sheena is joined by Amy and Lise to chat about how butch women like to be asked out. 

About Amy Herman-Pall 

Amy’s been out for over 25 years, but it took her some time to accept and identify with the label ‘butch.’ She’s worked in several different traditionally male jobs, from carpentry and woodworking, to truck driving, and in each she’s simply proven that a woman can do as well as a man. 

As far as other butch stereotypes go, there are some she fits and some she never will. But she’s found her match in the femme that claimed her. 

 

You can find her on 

Facebook, through The Lesbian Review Book Club 

Twitter 

 

About Lise MacTague 

Lise MacTague is a spec fit author. She has been known to play ice hockey and build awesome cosplay guns that she sells on her etsy account. 

She co-hosts the podcast Let Geek Out! and she does occasional reviews for The Lesbian Review. 

 

You can find her on

Her Website 

Facebook 

Twitter 

Etsy 

 

About Sheena 

Sheena struggled for most of her youth with coming out. It was only at 22 when she met her wife that she could no longer deny her attraction to women. A large part of why she struggled had to do with the misconceptions and stereotypes of being a lesbian. 

So she and her wife started to the show Les Talk About It where these myths and stereotypes are discussed. 

Ask A Butch is a spin-off show. Sheena soon realized that it was not possible to answer questions all types of lesbians and so she wanted to address hatred towards butch women, specifically. 

 

Find Sheena on

Website 

Facebook 

Twitter 

 

More Info 

If you have a question or want to share a thought then come and chat to us on The Lesbian Talk Show Chat Group or email Sheena on podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com

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Episode 16b: Interview with Farah Mendlesohn

November 11, 2017

Interview with Farah Mendlesohn

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast: Episode 16b

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

In this episode we talk about

  • I chat with Farah Mendlesohn about her brand new lesbian Regency romance Spring Flowering.
  • How did a literary theorist specializing in fantasy and science fiction come to write historic romance?
  • Why was the 17th century a great time to set fiction about women loving women?
  • How does historical fiction writer Geoffrey Trease come into things?
  • How Spring Flowering came out of a challenge and a NaNoWriMo project.

Publications mentioned:

More info

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

Website:

Twitter:

  • @effjayem

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

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Lesbian Fiction Without A Happy Ending

November 10, 2017

Lesbian Fiction Without a Happy Ending 

Les Do Books 

Tara’s sidekick and fellow reviewer, Brooklyn Goodrich, is back! In this episode, Brooklyn joins Tara to share a selection of excellent lesbian fiction books that don’t have a happy ending. Listen to find out why Brooklyn thinks a happy ending is the last thing she needs from an excellent story. 

Check out the books discussed here: 

 

More info 

Come talk to us about these books and any other lesfic you’ve been reading lately at our Facebook group, The Lesbian Review Book Club.

You can see all of our reviews, top 10 lists and author profiles on TheLesbianReview.com and don’t forget to send your emails, questions and more to Tara@TheLesbianReview.com

 

 

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How To Propose To A Woman

November 6, 2017

How To Propose To A Woman

Les Talk About It

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are discussing the right way to propose to a woman.

MORE INFO

Sheena is the founder of The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel and The Lesbian Review. Tamara is super smart and loves researching and together this married couple is known to get slightly off topic and laugh a lot.

Send your questions and comments to Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com or visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com for more info about this and our other podcasts.

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