8 Fake Relationship F/F Romances

April 27, 2018

8 Fake Relationship F/F Romances

Les Do Books

In this episode, Tara is joined by Sheena, founder of The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. They talk about their favourite fake relationship books.

You can check out the books mentioned here:

 

More info

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TB Markinson Gets Interviewed

April 25, 2018

TB Markinson Gets Interviewed 

 

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

 

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

 

Featured novel: The Chosen One by TB Markinson 

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

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

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

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

Get this book on Amazon (UK, US or CA) 

 

TB answers these questions about her writing 

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

What is your best selling book? 

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

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

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

 

TB answers these questions about I Heart Lesfic 

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

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

Do you find it helps to sell your own books? 

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

 

TB Markinson Online

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Amazon page 

I Heart Lesfic Website 

 

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About The Lesbian Review

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This podcast is a spinoff of the popular website. 

 

About Sheena 

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

If you enjoyed this show you may also love her other shows on the channel. 

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The Butch Dating Low Down

April 23, 2018

The Butch Dating Low Down  

Ask A Butch 

In this episode of we ask the questions about dating and sex.  

We ask: 

  • Can butch women date other butch women? 
  • Do butch women always have to be the tops? 
  • What’s the difference between butch and stone butch? 

 

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Women and Words: Parenting is still hard but yay for support networks

April 22, 2018

Women and Words Overview 14-19 April 2018 

Andi is still on the road and could not get her shit together to do a Fangirl Friday blog or get the book lists ready. Which she is totally trying to remedy. Don’t judge. Jove, meanwhile, had to do some serious parenting stuff this past week that sucked but is totally important. Also, just so you know, that grandfather clock in that huge hotel Stevie Carroll was in for the British sci fi convention is not a Tardis. Important tip. You’re welcome. And Cliffi, please take Andi and Jove with you on your epic road trip.

 

14 April: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta joined us to discuss a very serious topic about language choices, triggers, and suicide.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

15 April: Author Emma Ashmere stopped by to chat about her book, The Floating Garden, which is set in 1920s Sydney, Australia.

 

16 April: Author and women and Wordster and awesome woman-about-town Stevie Carroll attended FollyCon (this year known as EasterCon because it fell on that weekend), the annual British national science fiction convention.

 

18 April: Author and Women and Wordster Jove Belle provided a cool writing prompt tip. Go see!

 

18 April: Also on the 18th! Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson reported from her epic road trip!

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Clifford Mae Henderson’s website
  • You can follow Cliffi’s road adventures at her personal blog HERE

 

19 April: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle had some thoughts about representation—in this case, about Italians. Of which she is.

 

ALSO! R.G. Emanuelle’s latest book, The Potion, is officially out 24 April!

 

And if you know of any publishing/book/fan-related events coming up and you’d like us to babble about them on the Women and Words podcast, drop us a line at the Women and Words website!

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Episode 21c - Book Appreciation with Liz Bourke

April 21, 2018

Book Appreciation with Liz Bourke

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 21c

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

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

More info

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

Twitter:

  • @hawkwing_lb

Many of Liz’s reviews can be found at the following sites:

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

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

No transcript is available for this episode.

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Do Butch Women Have Power Tool Magic?

April 16, 2018

Do Butch Women Have Power Tool Magic? 

Ask A Butch 

In this episode of we ask the question Do Butch Women Have Power Tool Magic? 

 

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Episode 21b: Interview with Alyssa Cole

April 14, 2018

Interview with Alyssa Cole

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 21b

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

In this episode we talk about

  • Alyssa’s novella “That Could Be Enough” in Hamilton’s Battalion
  • How Alyssa, Courtney Milan, and Rose Lerner brainstormed up the anthology
  • How the musical Hamilton inspired the collection
  • Writing marginalized identities in historical romance
  • Researching historic New York City
  • The surprising acceptance of some same-sex couples in 18th century America
  • The distinction between “historical accuracy” and “historical average” in developing characters
  • Alyssa’s favorite historical writers and how Ta-Nehisi Coates’ blog sent her inspiration in different directions

Publications mentioned:

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Website:

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  • @AlyssaColeLit

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

No transcript is available for this episode.

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How Lesbian Fiction Changed Lynn Ames’s Life

April 13, 2018

How Lesbian Fiction Changed Lynn Ames's Life

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, Tara talks to Lynn Ames, prolific author of lesbian romance and romantic suspense. Lynn shares how she first discovered lesbian fiction, what it meant to her, and how it influenced her as a writer.

Check out the stories mentioned here:

Learn more about Lynn Ames

More info

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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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Erin’s 5 Favourite Women Who Kill

April 11, 2018

Erin’s 5 Favourite Women Who Kill 

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

Sheena is joined by Erin, fellow reviewer at The Lesbian Review. Erin loves the complexity of women killers and in today’s episode to shares five of her favourite reads with us.

 

1 Alex and Cassidy Series by Nancy Ann Healy

Synopsis

From Book 1: FBI agent Alexis Toles is dispatched to New Rochelle, New York, to investigate threatening letters sent to Congressman Christopher O’Brien, and to protect his ex-wife Cassidy and six-year-old son, Dylan. But when she gets to New Rochelle, Alex discovers that there is more to the situation than simple stalking or political agendas; she finds that she has growing romantic feelings for Cassidy—and that the feelings are mutual. 

As Alex and Cassidy explore their budding romance, they must surmount many obstacles in explaining their relationship to those around them, including Dylan. All the while, the investigation continues, and the disturbing, convoluted, and complicated web surrounding the threats begins to unravel, placing the characters’ lives in grave danger. 

Intersection is a taut political thriller that combines the action and suspense found in hit television shows like 24. Kirkus Reviews says, “The complex depictions of both Toles’ and Cassidy’s sexualities and personalities are refreshing.” 

This second edition of Intersection includes bonus material from the second novel in the Alex and Cassidy Series, Betrayal. 

Get This Book On Amazon

 

2 The Organisation by Annette Mori and Erin O’Reilly 

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? 

Get This Book On Amazon

 

3 From A Distance by CL Heart 

Synopsis 

Who do you trust when you have no one left but yourself? Kenzie is a military trained assassin, hunting her target in Mexico. Cori is a student at the University of Guadalajara. One fateful afternoon their lives will come together under a flurry of gun fire.

Questioning the lies around them, they will soon learn that they can not live without each other. On the run from an unknown enemy, they must learn to trust each other, and to believe they'll make it out alive.

Winner of the 2011 GCLS Literary Award Mystery/Thriller

Get This Book On Amazon

 

4 Close Enough To Touch by Cade Brogan 

Publisher Triplicity Publishing 

Narrator Emily Beresford 

Synopsis 

Joanna Grey injects the deadly poison into the chamber of the syringe - time after time. She's murdered before and she'll do it again. She's intelligent, educated, and beautiful. 

At 35, Rylee Hayes is a respected homicide detective. Her best friends are her grandparents, her coonhound, and her partner - in that order. She's about ready to give up on the idea of a relationship. She hasn't seen the love of her life, Kenzie Bigham, since college. 

At 34, Kenzie Bigham is the single mom of a 13 year old, a church secretary, and a woman who's struggled much of her adult life with her own sexuality. 

Their paths will cross when Rylee's new investigation involves members of Kenzie's congregation. They'll discover that the passage of time may have offered them a second chance at love - just as Joanna sights her next target. Will Rylee have what it takes to meet the challenge of a serial killer who's proven herself to be a more than worthy opponent? 

Get This Book On Amazon

 

5 21 Weeks by RA LaShea 

Synopsis 

Beck Nash arrives in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide division with a shaky reputation and a lot to prove. Her first moments a disaster, she gets the chance to redeem herself with her first murder investigation and a sympathetic new partner. 

Trying to adjust to the mold, and no idea how she’s going to adapt her questionable investigative techniques to her new position, Beck's only goal is to make it to week’s end. But as shocking as the first day of her first week in Homicide turns out, it will be nothing compared to her last. 

21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series that ramps up in intensity with each victim that falls until its explosive final week. 

Get This Series On Amazon 

 

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About The Lesbian Review

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This podcast is a spinoff of the popular website.

Erin Online

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About Sheena

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

If you enjoyed this show you may also love her other show on the channel – Les Talk About It (on Mondays) where she and her wife break down myths about lesbians and discuss general lesbian things.

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Pink by KD Williamson (reading2)

April 10, 2018

Pink by KD Williamson 

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 Pink by KD Williamson 

Synopsis 

Fresh out of a relationship, Shawnna Green is heartbroken, lost, and almost penniless. She decides to start over in New Orleans to find a new sense of self, despite her ex hampering her progress. With the help of her best friend, Veda, she finds employment at Stumpy’s Sex Emporium where she deals with customers that range from the strange to the hilarious. 

At the same time, Shawnna discovers that women, sex, and dating, are not what they used to be, but neither is she. In finding herself, she uncovers a part she didn’t know existed, and that’s not always a good thing. 

Can Shawnna pick herself up, reach out, and connect with the people around her?

A smoldering look at the things we hide from ourselves. 

 

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What’s The Best Way To Find Out How Someone Identifies?

April 9, 2018

What's The Best Way To Find Out How Someone Identifies?

Ask A Butch

In this episode of Ask A Butch we ask What’s The Best Way To Find Out How Someone Identifies?

Lise and Amy answer this one and Amy even did research! Also her dog agrees with me.

 

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Episode 21a - On the Shelf April 2018

April 7, 2018

On the Shelf April 2018

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 21a

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

In this episode we talk about

More info

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

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

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

A transcript of this episode can be found here.

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3 Must-Read Books About Women In The Military

April 4, 2018

3 Must-Read Books About Women In The Military 

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

Sheena is joined by Valden today to talk about 3 Must-Read Books About Women In The Military. Who doesn't love a woman in uniform? 

Books discussed: 

The Witch Of Stalingrad by Justine Saracen 

Synopsis 

As the German Blitzkrieg brings the Soviet Union to its knees in 1942, a regiment of women aviators flies out at night in flimsy aircraft without parachutes or radios to harass the Wehrmacht troops. The Germans call them “Night Witches” and the best of them is Lilya Drachenko. From the other end of the world, photojournalist Alex Preston arrives to “get the story” for the American press and witnesses sacrifice, hardship, and desperate courage among the Soviet women that is foreign to her. So also are their politics. While the conservative journalist and the communist Lilya clash politically, Stalingrad, the most savage battle of the 20th century, brings them together, until enemy capture and the lethal Russian winter tears them apart again. 

Get This Book On Amazon 

 

Show Of Force by AJ Quinn 

Publisher Bold Strokes Books 

Synopsis 

It should have been simple, but life has a way of getting complicated. 

When correspondent Tate McKenna broke her own rules and took navy pilot Lieutenant Commander Evan Kane home from an embassy dinner in Bahrain, she knew all the reasons why it wouldn’t work. Long, unpredictable work hours. Extended absences. The dangers inherent in their jobs. Yet after being with Evan once, it was inconceivable she wouldn’t be with her again. 

When they finally have a chance to get things right, danger follows them home from Afghanistan. Now, Tate and Evan must stand together in a show of force or risk losing everything—including their lives. 

 

Get This Book On Amazon 

 

Whatever Gods May Be by Sophia Call Hagin 

Publisher Bold Strokes Books 

Synopsis 

Jamie Gwynmorgan doesn’t believe in prayer. She doesn’t believe in anything much. Except that people can’t be trusted—certainly not anyone she’s ever met. 

But Jamie knows some things. From experience. She knows if she died, nobody would give a damn. Nobody would even notice. She knows the better she can fight, the safer she’ll be. That’s why she can’t resist the sleek, dark lethality of the weapon—and the recruiter’s promise that yes, if she’s strong enough, good enough, she’ll get to fire that weapon in combat. She doesn’t care about the uniform. And screw the pretend-camaraderie. Only Safe matters—and if she can do combat, then maybe she can fight her way to Safe. 

Jamie expects a grueling fight that she might lose. What she never expects is to win love. 

 

Get This Book On Amazon 

 

Other books mentioned

Battle Scars by Meghan O’Brien

Depths Of Blue by Lise MacTague

Sword Of The Guardian by Merry Shannon

The Caphenon by Fletcher DeLancy

 

Find ElleCon here 

 

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About The Lesbian Review 

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This podcast is a spinoff of the popular website. 

 

About Sheena 

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

If you enjoyed this show you may also love her other show on the channel – Les Talk About It (on Mondays) where she and her wife break down myths about lesbians and discuss general lesbian things. 

 

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Twice In A Lifetime by Clare Lydon

April 3, 2018

Twice In A Lifetime 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 a reading from Twice In A Lifetime by Clare Lydon

Synopsis 

Once bitten, twice shy? 

When her first love walks back into her life, Harriet Locke is thrown - because Sally McCall still looks as gorgeous as ever. The trouble is, Sally doesn’t trust Harriet, and with good reason: she hasn’t forgotten the past. 

Sally loved her once, but 17 years later, is that still the case? And if it is, there’s just the small matter of living in different states, as well as convincing Sally she’s worth taking a chance on again. 

Will Harriet and Sally be lucky enough to find love twice in a lifetime? 

From the best-selling author of London Calling and Nothing To Lose comes a witty & wondrous story of second-chance romance!

 

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What Makes A Person Butch?

April 2, 2018

What Makes A Person Butch 

Ask A Butch 

In this episode of Ask A Butch In this episode of Ask A Butch we look at What Makes A Person Butch and some other butch identity questions. 

Lise and Amy answer the questions:

  • What are some terms taking over for butch 
  • Can you dress as a femme and still be a butch? 
  • Different types of butches 
  • How do you identify? 

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Episode 20e: One Night in Saint-Martin by Catherine Lundoff

March 31, 2018

One Night in Saint-Martin by Catherine Lundoff

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 20e

Every month when there is a fifth show, we’ll be presenting new original lesbian historical fiction. 

In this episode we present “One Night in Saint Martin” by Catherine Lundoff

  • Catherine was featured in the very first Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast author interview, in August 2017 and I’m delighted to be able to offer you this tale of spies and pirates in the mid-17th century Carribbean.
  • Catherine lives in Minneapolis with her wife and two cats. She is an award-winning writer and editor whose stories and articles have appeared, or are forthcoming, in venues such as Respectable Horror, My Wandering Uterus, Tales of the Unanticipated, The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Professor Moriarty, Renewal, Callisto, The Cainite Conspiracies: A Vampire the Masquerade V20 Anthology and Nightmare Magazine: Queers Destroy Horror. Her recent books include Silver Moon and Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories. Catherine is also the publisher at Queen of Swords Press, a new genre fiction publisher of tales from out of this world. When not writing or working on Queen of Swords, Catherine is a professional computer geek and former archeologist who enjoys science fiction and fantasy, good books and local theater.
  • Our narrator for this episode is Tiana Hanson. Tiana was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, and came to the Bay Are to chase her lifelong dream of being a professional actress. She has narrated fifteen audiobooks (available on Audible), mostly lesbian romances, and is delighted to find a new creative outlet that allows her queer light to shine.
  • This recording is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License. You may share it in the full original form but you may not sell it, you may not transcribe it, and you may not adapt it.

More info

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

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

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

A text version of the story and transcript of this podcast is available here.

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April Shares Why She Loves Lesbian Romance

March 30, 2018

April Shares Why She Loves Lesbian Romance

Les Do Books

In this episode, Tara is joined by April, fellow reviewer at The Lesbian Review. They talk about why April loves reading lesbian romance and three of her very favourites.

You can check out the books discussed here:

More info

If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please consider contributing to the Patreon for The Lesbian Talk Show channel.

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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3 Thrillers To Thrill You

March 28, 2018

3 Thrillers To Thrill You 

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

Sheena is joined by Erin who talks about some of her favourite thrillers. Erin has come up with three books that she is sure will delight any thriller lovers. 

Erin’s Recommendations: 

Four Point by Max Ellendale 

Thirty-two bodies, twenty years, and a cold case that lives inside her alone. Detective Sali James teeters on the edge of sanity as she's forced to unearth her darkest days in order to stop Washington's most elusive serial killer. "Isn't watching beautiful?" 

Get this book on Amazon (link for for US, UK and Canada) 

Read Erin's review on TheLesbianReview.com 

 

The Last First Time by Andrea Bramhall

When Gina Temple decides to go Christmas shopping for her girlfriend, Detective Sergeant Kate Brannon, in the Norfolk town of King’s Lynn, it seems like an easy enough task. 

If only life were that simple. 

A split-second event, months in the planning, tips their safe world upside-down. 

In this twisting lesbian thriller, Kate’s subsequent investigation leads her down the rabbit hole, where innocent people are targets, and has repercussions that will reverberate for a long, long time. 

Meanwhile, as the two women grow closer, things get even more complicated. Life seems determined to throw obstacles in their path. 

Will things ever feel normal again? 

Get this book on Amazon (link for for US, UK and Canada) 

Read Erin's review on TheLesbianReview.com 

Indiscretions by Barbara Winkes 

A detective and a rookie officer hunt a serial killer with "morals"... 

After surviving an attack by a stranger, Officer Ellie Harding decides to put herself first and make bold moves in both her career and her private life, refusing to let the traumatic incident get her off track. 

Detective Jordan Carpenter faces the decision whether to remain in a disastrous, but long-term relationship or give in to the attraction she feels for her younger colleague. Her partner Bethany isn’t willing to let go, of Jordan or the case, a sadistic killer who murders women for behavior he considers immoral. 

Can they find him before he strikes again? 

Get this book on Amazon (link for for US, UK and Canada) 

Read Erin's review on TheLesbianReview.com 

 

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About The Lesbian Review

The Lesbian Review is a popular website that features book and movie reviews. We only review things we enjoy so you can be guaranteed to find a great read or watch. 

This podcast is a spinoff of the popular website. 

About Sheena 

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

If you enjoyed this show you may also love her other show on the channel – Les Talk About It where she and her wife break down myths about lesbians and discuss general lesbian things. 

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Rock And A Hard Place by Andrea Bramhall

March 27, 2018

Rock And A Hard Place by Andrea Bramhall  

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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 Rock And A Hard Place by Andrea Bramhall 

Synopsis 

Expert mountain climber Jayden Harris has the world at feet until an avalanche at Everest base camp sweeps it all out from under her. She wants nothing more to do with the mountains, and turns her back on it all. 

Rhian Phillips is a successful London marketing executive who has the chance of a lifetime fall in her lap. She’s sent to produce a reality TV series on competitive climbers, while showcasing the stunning beauty of a Patagonian glacier and the Cerro Fitz Roy range. 

An accident brings Jayden and Rhian together, and outside pressures keep them at each other’s sides. When you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place eventually something has to give. The one thing they never counted on was them both wanting to stay together. 

A lesbian romance about pushing onwards and defying expectations. 

 

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Are There Books With Good Butch Representation?

March 26, 2018

Are There Books With Good Butch Representation? 

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In this episode of Ask A Butch we find out what authors have good butch representation in their books. Books are recommended by Lise and Amy. 

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The Night Off by Meghan O'Brien 

Emily Parker has a busy life over which she maintains iron-clad control. Raised by drug-addicted parents, she's used to taking care of the people around her, to the exclusion of her own needs. But not tonight. After years of celibacy, she's ready to pay for exactly what she wants: to surrender control, by having it taken away. Having worked as a high-priced escort for years, Nat Swayne not only enjoys her job - she's damn good at it. Dangerously sexy, she knows precisely how to fulfill the fantasies of women who enjoy her special brand of make-believe - all without ever becoming emotionally involved. When their night of intense play turns into something more, Emily and Nat can't help but pursue a connection in the real world. Unfortunately, old habits die hard, and love isn't always enough. 

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Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg 

Published in 1993, this brave, original novel is considered to be the finest account ever written of the complexities of a transgendered existence. 

Woman or man? That’s the question that rages like a storm around Jess Goldberg, clouding her life and her identity. Growing up differently gendered in a blue--collar town in the 1950’s, coming out as a butch in the bars and factories of the prefeminist ’60s, deciding to pass as a man in order to survive when she is left without work or a community in the early ’70s. This powerful, provocative and deeply moving novel sees Jess coming full circle, she learns to accept the complexities of being a transgendered person in a world demanding simple explanations: a he-she emerging whole, weathering the turbulence. 

Leslie Feinberg is also the author of Trans LiberationTrans Gender Warriors and Transgender Liberation, and is a noted activist and speaker on transgender issues. 

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Her Best Friend's Sister by Meghan O'Brien 

At 12-years-old, Claire Barker developed a massive crush on her best friend Sarah's older sister, the handsome, butch Alex Williams. Now 27 and a successful entrepreneur, Claire's interest hasn't waned - despite Alex's fashion photography career keeping her overseas for months at a time. When Alex moves home unexpectedly, she and Claire end up enjoying a surprise, wine-fueled reunion that alters their relationship forever. 

Are Claire's dreams about to come true, or will real life prove to be more complicated than her fantasies? 

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Infinite Loop by Meghan O'Brien 

Regan O'Riley has just about given up hope that she will ever find a woman into shy, geeky programmers. She yearns for a connection, but can't seem to make the first move. Mel Raines knows all about making moves. After a childhood under the thumb of her alcoholic father, she avoids intimacy by drowning herself in fiery, fleeting encounters with strangers. When Regan and Mel meet in a straight bar, of all places, their chemistry is unmistakable. Before they can begin to explore their new relationship, Mel's world is rocked when a close friend is a victim in a shooting. Regan suggests they take a road trip to escape reality for a little while, and Mel is only too ready to shake things up. Together they embark upon a physical and emotional journey where they discover that breaking free of old habits may be the only way to change your life. 

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A Royal Romance by Jenny Frame 

Georgina, Princess of Wales, has always known her destiny, but she never expected duty to call so soon. When her father dies suddenly, she is called back from her Royal Navy post to assume the crown. While the people acclaim their new Queen, Great Britain's first openly gay monarch, all George feels is the isolation of her station. 

Beatrice Elliot's staunch anti-monarchist views have always been a point of gentle contention with her working class, royalty-loving parents. When Bea, director of a hospice charity, must spend six months working with Queen Georgina, her charity's new patron, sparks fly and passion blooms. But is love enough to bridge the gap between Bethnal Green and Buckingham Palace? 

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Life Rewired by Lynn Galli  

Two years ago, Molly Sokol decided she wanted to get serious about finding that special someone. She could picture her perfectly—petite, feminine, excitable, adoring, and ultra-affectionate. When the opposite of all that comes along in the form of Falyn Shaw, Molly never thought they’d be anything more than friends. Being wrong has never felt so good.  

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The Right Kind of Woman by Voss Porter 

Just when free-spirited farm girl, Cara Spencer Holloway, feels the regulatory world of her closeted, Southern enclave will swallow her whole, her three miscreant brothers team up to carelessly throw her together with regimented, Northern software designer, Dre Martin, on a misguided stop en route to Florida. One steamy stop leads to another and soon the two women will learn more about what the right kind of partner can bring to life than they had ever suspected. But can Cara Spencer move forward and out of the pain of her past, or will she succumb to the doubts that have plagued her romantic life from its very inception? 

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The Wrong Kind of Woman by Voss Porter 

All of her life, Dana Anderson has done what was expected of her. She put herself through school, she worked hard for her career, and she held her brother together after the loss of both parents. As summer comes and her inhibitions lower, however, she finds herself face-to-face with danger, mystery, and an illogical chance at true love. 

Will rough and ready biker, Bri Gunner, be the woman of her dreams? Or will the heat of their passing flame burn out? 

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The Wrong Time by Voss Porter 

Swept away by desire at the wrong time, Mal Davis and Raina Greer have already proven to make a royal mess of commitment. When life presents a second chance, will they throw caution to the wind or will they let the chance meeting of a lifetime slip away? 

When farmer Lorraina “Raina” Greer happened upon recently widowed Deputy Mallory Davis one spring evening, sparks hurriedly flew and both women were consumed with the flames of raw passion, at all of the wrong times. As news of Mal’s past surfaces to put a stop to their burgeoning romance, both vow to move on. The trouble is, neither can seem to stop reliving those fiery nights of desire, the taste of pure lust, and the hours whiled away in one another’s arms. Neither has managed to forget. But when life presents the women a second chance, a better time, will they be brave enough to take that leap of faith into the future? 

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The Butch and the Beautiful by Kris Ripper 

Jaq Cummings is a high school teacher who really wants a committed relationship—as long as it doesn’t keep her out late on school nights or interrupt Sunday mass with her dad. She is absolutely not about to fall for the hot-mess divorcée she hooks up with even if said hot mess pushes all her buttons. Jaq’s white knight days are over. 

But one hookup with Hannah becomes two, then coffee, then more incredibly hot sex. And unlike most of Jaq’s exes, Hannah’s not looking for someone to come on strong. In fact, Hannah comes on plenty strong enough for both of them. But she’s just out of a disastrous marriage, she’s in the process of moving across the state, and Jaq can’t take a chance on yet another relationship where she defaults to being a caregiver instead of a partner. 

Just when Jaq decides her relationship with Hannah is far too precarious, a crisis with a student reminds her of her priorities and makes it clear that sometimes, you have to take big risks to get what you really want. 

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Depths Of Blue by Lise MacTague 

For Torrin Ivanov, life is a bargaining table. Every planet is a new business opportunity. Legality is optional and supplying one side in a local civil war always adds up to profit. 

Jak Stowell is at war within a war. A woman hidden in the heart of a male-only army, her brother’s murder has left her desperate for vengeance. Her skill as a sniper gives her both the disguise she needs and paves the way ever closer to her real goal. She kills efficiently, without remorse. Putting down an off-world smuggler will be no different. 

A moment’s hesitation. A flicker of doubt. Two women on a collision course set off a chain reaction of intergalactic intrigue—and awaken a dangerous passion that could cost them their lives. 

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Five Moons Rising by Lise MacTague

Unknown to regular citizens, nightmarish creatures lurk in the dark underbelly of human civilization. The presence of these supranormals (“supras”)—werewolves, vampires, demons—is a closely guarded government secret, as is the existence of a cadre of specially engineered Hunters charged with exterminating them.  

Code-named Malice, Hunter Mary Alice Nolan was genetically modified and rigorously trained to use her great strength, heightened senses, and killer instincts to track and eliminate supras who prey on the innocent. A loner by choice, her only real link to the human world is her close connection to her mother and sister—until the unthinkable happens… 

Ruri Samson has been a werewolf for more than a century and is comfortably situated as the Beta of her peaceful pack. Until she is betrayed by the woman she loves and an evil outsider massacres her Alpha and his most loyal followers. Barely escaping with her life, Ruri is forced to tread the perilous path of a lone wolf while vowing vengeance against the usurper and his minions. 

Although these two powerful women should rightfully despise each other, fate will soon compel them to join forces on a dangerous quest to avenge their loved ones—and will ignite a forbidden passion that neither of them ever imagined. 

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