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Writing Asexual Main Characters In Lesbian Romance - The Write Stuff

Writing Asexual Main Characters In Lesbian Romance - The Write Stuff

November 15, 2019

Writing Asexual Main Characters In Lesbian Romance

Today Sheena is joined by authors Jae and Jax Meyer to talk about writing books about asexual main characters.

In this episode:

  • Why write unexpected representation in lesfic at all?
  • Why use asexual characters as a romantic lead?
  • Writing a romance without the sexual tension.
  • Why it took Jae 5 years before she wrote an ace lead.
  • Reader feedback from asexual folks.
  • Reader feedback from allosexual folks.
  • The ace spectrum and the difference between asexuals, demisexuals and aromantic.

 

Find Jae Online

Website https://jae-fiction.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/JaeFiction

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JaeAuthor

Amazon Author Page https://amzn.to/33Jjoan

 

Jax Meyer Online

Website https://jaxmeyerauthor.wixsite.com/website

Twitter https://twitter.com/butchjax

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jaxmeyerauthor/ 

Amazon Author Page https://amzn.to/2qcUPDU

 

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The Conversionist Caper - The Adventures Of Lesbian Lass

The Conversionist Caper - The Adventures Of Lesbian Lass

November 4, 2019

The Conversionist Caper

The Adventures Of Lesbian Lass

Oh no!

Samantha has declared that she is no longer lesbian. Her wife is distraught and turns to Lesbian Lass and Bisexual Bombshell to help.

Can they get to the bottom of this terrible turn of events or will the evil Dr Homono get the best of them?

 

 

Cast

Rae D Magdon

Website http://www.raedmagdon.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/raedmagdon

 

Suzie Carr

Website https://curveswelcome.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/girl_novelist

 

Ann Etter

Twitter https://twitter.com/jacesdill

 

Natalie Miller-Snell

Website https://seizethe-day.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/natmillersnell

 

Sheena

Website http://www.sheenalemosebersohn.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/sheena_le

 

 

Note: This is a spoof podcast meant to be funny. Conversion therapy is no laughing matter in real life and we are fully behind banning it forever.

 

 

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JS Fields’ Coming Out Story

JS Fields’ Coming Out Story

October 22, 2019

JS Fields’ Coming Out Story

Coming Out Stories

On this episode we hear JS Fields’ Coming Out Story. They talk about being gay, being intersex and being gender queer. 

This podcast series airs every October to celebrate coming out month. As LGBTQIA people we are often seen as different and wrong. By celebrating our coming out stories we see that we are part of something bigger and that there is hope.

JS Fields’ first novel

Ardulum First Don

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 audiobook on Amazon (US, Canada and Germany) https://amzn.to/2q8vWsH

 

Get this audiobook on Amazon UK https://amzn.to/2VKeiHm 

 

 

Connect with JS Fields Online at the links below

Website https://jsfieldsbooks.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/Galactoglucoman

Author page on Amazon https://amzn.to/32jG2VQ

 

 

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Darlene Vendegna’s Coming Out Story

Darlene Vendegna’s Coming Out Story

October 21, 2019

Darlene Vendegna’s Coming Out Story

Coming Out Stories

On this episode we hear Darlene Vendegna’s Coming Out Story.

This podcast series airs every October to celebrate coming out month. As LGBTQIA people we are often seen as different and wrong. By celebrating our coming out stories we see that we are part of something bigger and that there is hope.

 

Connect with Darlene at the links below

Twitter https://twitter.com/Justdar826

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darlene.vendegna

 

 

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Oh No I Think I Am Gay - Coming Out Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Oh No I Think I Am Gay - Coming Out Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

October 18, 2019

Oh No I Think I Am Gay - Coming Out Books

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Tara Scott today to talk about coming out stories. This two part podcast series takes us through 8 books about different types of coming out but each one special in its own way.

This is part 2 of 2

Sheena’s Picks

 

The Amnesia Project by Barbara Winkes

Publisher Indie Author

Narrator TJ Richards

Synopsis

Romantic suspense with a dystopian twist...

What happened behind these doors?

In the summer of 2003, three young women and a teenage girl take a trip to New York City. Only three of them return....

Paige's disappearance makes deep incisions in the women's lives, impacting friendships, relationships, and careers. Joy retreats. Paige's older sister, Alice, seeks solace in alcohol. Dani vows to leave no stone unturned, feeling guilty and conflicted after 17-year-old Paige revealed her crush to her shortly before she vanished.

More than a decade later, Dani uncovers the shocking truth.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2ZL07lY

(this link works for Amazon Germany, US, UK and Canada plus if you use it we get a small commission and it costs you nothing extra)

 

Get This Book On Amazon UK -> https://amzn.to/2zJw7wf

 

Substitute For Love by Karin Kallmaker

Publisher Bella Books

Synopsis

A deep kiss and a single rule. Like most women in dead-end relationships, Holly Markham was used to finding substitutes for love. Like chocolate. 

Fun times with good friends. Throwing herself into her work. But throwing herself into the arms of a leather-clad stranger was never on her list. 

When Holly's best friend Tori takes her to a dance for lesbians only, she realizes that Tori is gently trying to push her out of the closet. While it was true that Holly had been trying to come to terms with her growing attraction toward women, no one expected Holly to take one look at the mysterious Reyna and fall hopelessly in lust. 

Unable to resist the purely physical appeal of Reyna's sensuous demands, Holly quickly succumbs to Reyna's delicious seduction. After a night of delirious passion, Reyna gives Holly a long kiss and single rule: Call whenever you want me to make love to you. There can be nothing else. Although sexually fulfilled for the first time in her life, Holly soon realizes that pleasure without emotion is no substitute for love - a love she knows she and Reyna could share. 

Knowing too well the high cost of living in shadows and denial, Holly risks everything and sets out to pierce the deep shroud of mystery surrounding the woman she has come to love.

 

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

(this link works for Amazon Germany, US, UK and Canada plus if you use it we get a small commission and it costs you nothing extra)

 

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

 

 

Tara’s Picks

The Covert Captain: Or, A Marriage Of Equals by Jeannelle M. Ferreira

Publisher Indie Author

Narrator Violet Dixon

Synopsis

Nathaniel Fleming, veteran of Waterloo, falls in love with his Major's spinster sister, Harriet. But Nathaniel is not what he seems, and before the wedding, the truth will come out....

Eleanor Charlotte Fleming, forgotten daughter of a minor baronet, stakes her life on a deception and -makes her name - if not her fortune - on the battlefield. 

Her war at an end, she returns to England as Captain Nathaniel Fleming and wants nothing more than peace, quiet, and the company of horses. Instead, Captain Fleming meets Harriet. Harriet has averted the calamity of matrimony for a decade, cares little for the cut of her gowns, and is really rather clever. Falling in love is not a turn of the cards either of them expected.  

Harriet accepts Captain Fleming, but will she accept Eleanor? Along the way, there are ballrooms, stillrooms, mollyhouses, society intrigue, and sundering circumstance.

 

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/34i3u7l

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

 

Damage Control by Jae

Publisher Ylva Publishing

Synopsis

An actress practically since birth, Grace Durand has finally made it in Hollywood. When a photo of her in a seeming compromising situation with another woman is plastered all over the tabloids, she fears for her career as a lead in romantic movies.

Desperate for a publicist who’ll convince America that she’s straight, Grace hires Lauren Pearce, one of Hollywood’s leading PR agents, not knowing that she’s a lesbian.

Lauren has dealt with PR nightmares for years, so doing damage control for one more rich, spoiled client shouldn’t be a problem—or so she thinks. But the more time she spends with Grace, the more she realizes how different she is from her television persona.

Getting involved with her client is not in her game plan, especially since it would confirm the rumors and ruin Grace’s career, but the attraction between them is growing as they run the gauntlet of the paparazzi together.

 

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

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

 

 

FIND ALL OUR COMING OUT BOOK REVIEWS HERE https://www.thelesbianreview.com/category/book-review/themes/coming-out/

 

Patrons

Did you know that you get exclusive content when you become a patron? Find out more here.

 

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.

Sheena Online

You can contact Sheena via email

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Author Erica Lee’s Coming Out Story

Author Erica Lee’s Coming Out Story

October 7, 2019

Author Erica Lee’s Coming Out Story

Coming Out Stories

 

On this episode we hear Erica Lee’s Coming Out Story.

This podcast series airs every October to celebrate coming out month. As LGBTQIA people we are often seen as different and wrong. By celebrating our coming out stories we see that we are part of something bigger and that there is hope.

 

The book discussed in this episode

 

Sunsets and Shades by Erica Lee

Synopsis

Kinsley Scott is a lesbian romance author who doesn’t actually believe in love. While her alter ego, Laurel Lake, loves happy endings and epic love stories, Kinsley has a more cynical view of the world. 

Grace Harper is a hopeless romantic hanging on every word of the lesbian romance novels she reads. She believes her happy ending is right around the corner if she can just move on from the ex who cheated on her. When Grace's childhood best friend, Leah, suggests that she comes to Philly to get space from her ex, it seems like the perfect opportunity to start over, especially since Leah's roommate is none other than Laurel Lake - Grace's favorite romance author. 

Grace quickly learns that people aren't always how they appear online and is disappointed to find that Kinsley Scott is nothing like Laurel Lake. She's rude and vulgar and, unfortunately, irresistibly sexy. There is also much more to her than meets the eye, and as the two grow closer, her tough exterior is quickly stripped away, revealing much more than Grace ever bargained for.

 

Get this book on Amazon US, Canada or Germany https://amzn.to/2H88AsM

 

Get this book on Amazon UK https://amzn.to/2YTMg0U

 

Connect with Erica Lee Online at the links below

Website https://astoldbyeri.wixsite.com/ericalee

Email EricaLeeAuthor@gmail.com

Twitter https://twitter.com/EricaLeeAuthor

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Erica-Lee-2248669705421572

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/EricaLeeAuthor/

Author page on Amazon https://amzn.to/2KDnv0v 

 

 

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Oh Wow I Think I’m Gay - Coming Out Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Oh Wow I Think I’m Gay - Coming Out Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

October 4, 2019

Oh wow, I think I am gay! - Coming Out Books

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Tara Scott today to talk about coming out stories. This two part podcast series takes us through 8 books about different types of coming out but each one special in its own way.

This is part 1 of 2

 

Sheena’s Picks

 

Girl Squad by Kim Hoover

Publisher Bella Books

Synopsis

A lazy small town summer in 1970s Texas turns treacherous when Cal Long’s mother goes missing. Cal and her best friend Rachel, along with sophisticated new friend Jane, use every trick in their teenage arsenal to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Along the way, Cal is drawn to Jane in ways she’s never felt before while Rachel struggles to understand her best friend’s new attraction. From Amarillo to Palo Duro Canyon to Ft. Worth and back, the girls puzzle through the connections surrounding the mystery of Cal’s mother’s disappearance.

But their shocking discoveries are soon eclipsed by the explosive consequences of Cal’s surrender to her feelings for Jane.

Girl Squad is a story of friendship, of betrayal, of passion, of awakening. And ultimately, a story of transformation.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2HEuPa1

(this link works for Amazon Germany, US, UK and Canada plus if you use it we get a small commission and it costs you nothing extra)

 

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

 

Hidden Truths by Jae

Publisher Ylva Publishing

Synopsis

“Luke” Hamilton has been living as a husband and father for the past seventeen years. No one but her wife, Nora, knows she is not the man she appears to be. They have raised their daughters to become honest and hard-working young women, but even with their loving foundation, Amy and Nattie are hiding their own secrets.

Just as Luke sets out on a dangerous trip to Fort Boise, a newcomer arrives on the ranch—Rika Aaldenberg, who traveled to Oregon as a mail-order bride, hiding that she’s not the woman in the letters.

When hidden truths are revealed, will their lives and their family fall apart or will love keep them together?

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2ZIRH2o

(this link works for Amazon Germany, US, UK and Canada plus if you use it we get a small commission and it costs you nothing extra)

 

Get This Book On Amazon UK -> https://amzn.to/2Pxj9MP

 

Tara’s Picks

The Space Between by Michelle L Teichman

Publisher Ylva Publishing

Synopsis

Everything’s great for Harper Isabelle, the most popular girl in grade nine. That is, until she meets Sarah Jamieson. Sarah is a reclusive artist, a loner who wears black makeup and doesn’t have any friends, but for some reason, Harper can’t stop thinking about her.

Sarah isn’t used to people looking her way, especially popular girls like Harper Isabelle. Scared, religious, and unsure of herself, when Sarah begins to realize that her feelings for Harper might go beyond friendship, she is afraid to take the plunge and tell Harper how she feels.

Emotions build between these young women until they both reach their breaking points, and they need to make a choice about coming to terms with who they really are, and what they can and cannot live without.

 

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

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Get This Book On Amazon UK -> https://amzn.to/2PA1ofW

 

 

The London of Us by Clare Lydon

Publisher Custard Books

Narrator Lucy Price-Lewis

Synopsis

Ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn't have fallen in love with? Alice Di Santo has it all - everyone says so. Perfect boyfriend, great job, settled home life. But when she meets Rachel Cramer, all that changes. Because Rachel is everything Alice has never considered - and now cannot stop thinking about. 

This charming tale of coming out in your 30s sees Alice risk everything to go after what she wants, soon discovering she's deserving of love - and especially this love, which takes her breath away. 

The fourth book in the London Romance Series features favourite characters from the previous three novels, and proves that falling in love is never scripted. 

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2ZKn3BV

(this link works for Amazon Germany, US, UK and Canada plus if you use it we get a small commission and it costs you nothing extra)

 

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

 

FIND ALL OUR COMING OUT BOOK REVIEWS HERE https://www.thelesbianreview.com/category/book-review/themes/coming-out/

 

Patrons

Did you know that you get exclusive content when you become a patron? Find out more here.

 

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.

Sheena Online

You can contact Sheena via email

on Twitter

on Facebook

come join The Lesbian Review Book Club

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Tara Online

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Getting Your Amazon Keywords Right - Anne Hagan Presents Killing It With Keywords

Getting Your Amazon Keywords Right - Anne Hagan Presents Killing It With Keywords

September 16, 2019

Anne Hagan Presents Killing It With Keywords

Pt 2 - Getting Your Amazon Keywords Right

In this two part series of Anne Hagan Presents Killing It With Keywords we talk about getting your keywords right when you are publishing your book to Amazon.

Sheena is joined by author Anne Hagan as she explains:

  1. Using keywords in a series: Should you use the same ones or different ones?
  2. What is Amazon Advertising, formerly known as Amazon Marketing Services?
  3. How keywords for Amazon Ads work and how it’s different
  4. How do keywords work on other retailer platforms?

 

Tools And Links Mentioned

 

KDP Rocket https://publisherrocket.com/

 

Kindle Samurai http://kindlesamurai.net/

 

Google Keyword Tool https://adwords.google.co.za/ko/KeywordPlanner/Home

 

Amazon Tutorial on Keywords https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201298500

 

Categories on Amazon to get into using keywords https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G200652170

 

Steel City Confidential by Anne Hagan

Publisher Jug Run Press LLC

Synopsis

 

Clients hide things from their lawyers all the time. Pam Wilson makes it an art form.

Pam’s been on the run from the law for years and she was getting away with it. The statute of limitations ran out on most of her crimes. For her spouse Charlotte? Not so much. Though they were aging, they looked forward to enjoying their golden years and, hopefully, forgetting about the past.

Life got complicated when Charlotte became gravely ill, their daughter got pregnant with the child of a married man…a married man someone took shots at from a rare motorcycle Pam happens to own. When the man was shot again and killed in his office at Pitt a couple of weeks later, the police found all signs pointing to Pam. 

Rochelle ‘Ro’ Rabinowitz, a second-generation Pittsburgh lawyer, and her little firm take on Pam’s case pro-bono. Ro thinks it’s a slam dunk for the defense and hands the case off to her new associate and – she hopes – her future partner in the firm, Dominique, to get her feet wet in a courtroom. Clients are never completely honest with their lawyers and Ro and Dominque soon learn this one is no exception.

Slam dunk? More like a pipe dream…

 

Get this book on Amazon https://amzn.to/2NOpb9e

(that link works for US, Canada and Germany)

 

Get this book on Amazon UK https://amzn.to/2Zw6pdW

 

 

Find Anne Hagan Online

 

Website: AnneHaganAuthor.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAnneHagan/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorAnneHagan

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/AnneHagan

 

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Amazon Keyword Basics For Authors - Anne Hagan Presents Killing It With Keywords

Amazon Keyword Basics For Authors - Anne Hagan Presents Killing It With Keywords

September 9, 2019

Amazon Keyword Basics For Authors

Anne Hagan Presents Killing It With Keywords pt 1

In this two part series of Anne Hagan Presents Killing It With Keywords we talk about getting your keywords right when you are publishing your book to Amazon.

 

Sheena is joined by author Anne Hagan as she explains:

  • What are Amazon keywords and why are they important?
  • How do you find the right keywords for your book?
  • How does Amazon differ from Google in terms of keywords?
  • 11 tips and tricks to get the most from your keywords?

 

Tools And Links Mentioned

 

KDP Rocket https://publisherrocket.com/

 

Kindle Samurai http://kindlesamurai.net/

 

Google Keyword Tool https://adwords.google.co.za/ko/KeywordPlanner/Home

 

Amazon Tutorial on Keywords https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201298500

 

Categories on Amazon to get into using keywords https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G200652170

 

Steel City Confidential by Anne Hagan

Publisher Jug Run Press LLC

Synopsis

Clients hide things from their lawyers all the time. Pam Wilson makes it an art form.

Pam’s been on the run from the law for years and she was getting away with it. The statute of limitations ran out on most of her crimes. For her spouse Charlotte? Not so much. Though they were aging, they looked forward to enjoying their golden years and, hopefully, forgetting about the past.

Life got complicated when Charlotte became gravely ill, their daughter got pregnant with the child of a married man…a married man someone took shots at from a rare motorcycle Pam happens to own. When the man was shot again and killed in his office at Pitt a couple of weeks later, the police found all signs pointing to Pam. 

Rochelle ‘Ro’ Rabinowitz, a second-generation Pittsburgh lawyer, and her little firm take on Pam’s case pro-bono. Ro thinks it’s a slam dunk for the defense and hands the case off to her new associate and – she hopes – her future partner in the firm, Dominique, to get her feet wet in a courtroom. Clients are never completely honest with their lawyers and Ro and Dominque soon learn this one is no exception.

 

Slam dunk? More like a pipe dream…

 

Get this book on Amazon https://amzn.to/2NOpb9e

(that link works for US, Canada and Germany)

 

Get this book on Amazon UK https://amzn.to/2Zw6pdW

 

Find Anne Hagan Online

Website: AnneHaganAuthor.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAnneHagan/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorAnneHagan

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/AnneHagan

 

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Michelle Blakey Goes Snow Camping - Unusual Hobbies

Michelle Blakey Goes Snow Camping - Unusual Hobbies

August 26, 2019

Michelle Blakey Goes Snow Camping

Unusual Hobbies

Reviewer Michelle Blakey joins Sheena today to talk about her hobby of winter camping in Canada.

In this episode:

  • Why you would want to camp in the snow
  • What gear you need
  • How to keep your dog warm
  • Some awesome gadgets that she uses

 

Did you know?

You get exclusive content when you become a patron? Find out more here https://www.patreon.com/TheLesbianTalkShow

 

About Michelle Blakey

Michelle is a reviewer at The Lesbian Review focusing on queer science fiction books and music reviews. She is an avid outdoors adventurer exploring all over Canada and has a goal to climb Mt Everest.

 

Michelle Blakey Online

Facebook

Twitter

 

 

About Sheena

Sheena is the founder of both The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel. She has a background in media and an endless curiosity about the world.

 

Sheena Online

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Emily Engberts Plays Miniature War Games - Unusual Hobbies

Emily Engberts Plays Miniature War Games - Unusual Hobbies

August 19, 2019

Emily Engberts Plays Miniature War Games

Unusual Hobbies

Author Emily Engberts joins Sheena today to talk about her hobby of painting and playing miniature war games.

In this episode:

  • What is miniature war gaming
  • Why it’s fun
  • How to get started

 

Books by Emily Engberts

 

A Blooming Spring Love by Emily Engberts

The first flowers each spring bring big changes along with them.

Two women, thinking that they are too different, find that those differences don’t have to be bad…

Dani lost all her dreams in the divorce three years ago, but she’s finally saved up enough to live her own dream this time. So, she moves to the island with her young daughter, Rose, to open a flower shop, ready for a new start in her life.

Her heart is still tender, but when she catches a glimpse of her daughter’s teacher, things start to change.

Kim is the only one of her siblings who still lives on the island. She loves her job as a primary school teacher but with siblings with big careers, she feels like she’s always behind them, never the same. She teaches, takes care of her parents and still feels like she’s not doing enough, like she’s supposed to do more.

That is, until she gets a new pupil in her class whose mother makes her rethink everything she ever presumed about her life, who makes her rethink everything she believed in.

Spring is coming and that means teaching about plants and colours and how things grow. A tour around the town with Kim’s class, trying to spot spring flowers and a couple of little lambs, brings the women closer together. But it’s not until an intimate moment at a dinner party that things start to get intense.

This year, will there be more than just flowers blooming on the island?

 

Get it on Amazon (US, Germany and Canada)

Get it on Amazon UK

 

Second Chance at Christmas

Josie doesn’t want to spend yet another Christmas as the only single adult at the family dinner. So, instead, she books a week long holiday to her favourite island. Ready to spend it doing what she loves doing most, long walks on the beach with her dog and reading novels in front of a fire.What she hasn’t counted on is running into her old summer fling, the one girl she could never forget.Sanne is freshly heartbroken, and instead of having to deal with her parents’ pitying looks over Christmas dinner, she decides to still go on the winter holiday she’d booked, even if it means going on her own.

She can entertain herself well enough, and maybe some fresh air will clear her head of all the darkness from the last months. But when she sees Josie at the cafe, she can’t help how her heart beats faster or how much she wants the other woman to hold her.What starts as a shared meal at a cafe, followed by the first snow of the season, could turn into much more.

They lost their chance of being together when they spent the summers on the island as teens, but can they take it now that they’re adults?

Can they take the chance amid knee-high snow and Christmas decorations?

 

Get it on Amazon (US, Germany and Canada)

Get it on Amazon UK

 

Her Elysium by Emmy Engberts

A chance meeting in the online game Destruction of Elysium changes the lives of a healer and a tank forever.

The digital worlds of MMORPGs are Alex’ only safe space. Online, she’s the great AlexTheDestroyer, leader of one of the biggest raiding guilds in Destruction of Elysium, a max level tank who kicks monster ass and she knows her way around every dungeon. In real life, she’s just Alex, a clumsy girl who’s hyper and too impulsive.

Until she meets a healer who seems to be able to heal more than just her online character. Only, Alex can’t fall for her. The guild desperately needs a new healer, or they’ll lose their top rank.

Can she risk the fate of the guild just to confess to the one girl who really seems to get her?

Fleur is a girly-girl who loves flowers, dresses and being a healer in her favourite MMORPG.

But in this online world, like in real life, she feels like she’s only playing a role, never truly herself.

That is until she meets a tank who seems to match her play style perfectly. She’s curious but also a little wary.

Can she really trust someone she met in a videogame?

When Alex and Fleur meet offline at the yearly guild meeting, everything they ever knew starts to shift…

 

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Willow's life hasn't been easy. She's autistic, living in a community closed off from the rest of the world 'for her own safety', and the only way she gets to interact with anyone is by logging in to the BASE (Bioelectrical Augmented Synapse Enhancement) platform and play videogames.

Her life revolves around playing VRMMORPGs with her close friends and making a little extra money on the side by trading items in the games so that she can buy pizza or new games when they come out.

The game she’s saving up for right now? Helheim Fallen Online, a Norse mythology inspired game, said to be changing the landscape of gaming forever.

Only, there are rumours going around that some people who get the beta invite for the game are going missing. It’s just a rumour, until her best friend Violet wins one of the beta keys and disappears, all traces of her gone, like she was never even there.

Now Willow is fighting against the clock to not only find out where Violet went, but why more people are going missing every day, and the only way to do that is by illegally getting into Helheim Fallen Online, play the game, and expose whoever is making people disappear.

And, above all, make sure she doesn’t get caught in the meantime and disappears herself.

She has ten days to pull it off.

 

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About Emily Engberts

Emmy spends most of her time writing, reading or otherwise being involved with books. When she isn’t doing that, she plays videogames (MMORPG and city builders are her favourites) or enjoys/irritates her cats.

Emmy has a neurodivergent brain and loves everyone. She writes LGBTQIA+ characters who deal with diverse topics but above all who love and are loved in return.

Emily Engberts Online

Website

Instagram @EasilyDistractedMedia

 

About Sheena

Sheena is the founder of both The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel. She has a background in media and an endless curiosity about the world.

 

Sheena Online

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Reload And Try Again - An Original Radio Drama

Reload And Try Again - An Original Radio Drama

August 18, 2019

Reload And Try Again

A Radio Drama

 

A slice of married life in this funny mini-radio drama written by Kiki Archer.

Trisha is dreading the visit to her MIFL’s house but her wife Emily tries to smooth it over. What else can she do when they all about to meet her sister’s boyfriend for the first time? Life is never quite what we expect though even for a nightmare mother in law. 

 

Written by Kiki Archer

Direction and sound design by Sheena Lemos Ebersohn

 

Starring

Kiki Archer http://www.kikiarcherbooks.com/

Natalie Miller-Snell https://seizethe-day.com/podcasts

Michelle Binfield https://twitter.com/mabinfield

Paul Steinberg https://twitter.com/Paul_Steinberg

 

 

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Wendy Callahan Does Genealogy Research - Unusual Hobbies

Wendy Callahan Does Genealogy Research - Unusual Hobbies

August 12, 2019

Wendy Callahan Does Genealogy Research

Unusual Hobbies

Author Wendy Callahan joins Sheena today to talk about her hobby of doing genealogy research.

In this episode:

  • What is genealogy?
  • Pedigree charts
  • Separating family myths from reality
  • Why would you do to start figuring out your genealogy?
  • Naming traditions that can make it tricky
  • How Wendy got into genealogy
  • Genetic testing
  • Unveiling family secrets

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About Wendy Callahan

Wendy Callahan writes under the pen name Jea Hawkins. Her novels are contemporary or historical lesbian romance along with some sassy paranormal lesbian romance.

When she isn’t working or writing she is busy geeking out over genealogy, playing video games, D&D and Star Wars.

 

Wendy Callahan Online

Website http://jeahawkins.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/Jea_Hawkins

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wendylcallahan

 

About Sheena

Sheena is the founder of both The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel. She has a background in media and an endless curiosity about the world.

 

Sheena Online

You can contact Sheena via email

on Twitter

on Facebook

come join The Lesbian Review Book Club

come join The Lesbian Talk Show Chat Group

Finalising The Cover - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Finalising The Cover - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

August 6, 2019

The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Episode 3 Finalising The Cover

In this 3 part series of The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan talks to Sheena about getting great covers done for your books.

Ann McMan is best known for her prize winning novels but she also runs a design company called TreeHouse Studio and has been a professional designer for most of her career.

In this episode:

  • How much is enough? How much is too much?
  • The ransom note method of design and why it’s terrible
  • Cover design for digital vs printed books
  • The two biggest mistakes people make on covers
  • Using a pre-done cover design service
  • How to use your cover to maximum impact in your marketing
  • The Back cover and the spine
  • How much time should you allow for cover design?

 

Find Ann Online

 

Website http://annmcman.com/

 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ann.mcman

 

Twitter https://twitter.com/AnnMcMan

 

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Creating The Brand - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Creating The Brand - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

July 29, 2019

The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Episode 2 Creating The Brand

 

In this 3 part series of The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan talks to Sheena about getting great covers done for your books.

Ann McMan is best known for her prize winning novels but she also runs a design company called TreeHouse Studio and has been a professional designer for most of her career.

 

In this episode:

  • The difference between romance and erotic covers
  • Signifiers for genres
  • Make the font do the heavy lifting
  • A series brand
  • Fonts and why you should use the originals

Find Ann McMan Online

Website http://annmcman.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ann.mcman

Twitter https://twitter.com/AnnMcMan

 

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Book Cover Design Basics - The Great Cover-up with Ann McMan

Book Cover Design Basics - The Great Cover-up with Ann McMan

July 22, 2019

The Great Cover-up with Ann McMan

Episode 1 - Book Cover Design Basics

In this 3 part series of The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan talks to Sheena about getting great covers done for your books.

Ann McMan is best known for her prize winning novels but she also runs a design company called TreeHouse Studio and has been a professional designer for most of her career.

 

In this episode:

  • What to ask when hiring a designer (why everyone should hire Ann)
  • What designers REALLY need from the authors
  • When it's good to get out of their way and let them work
  • How to be sure you're using images and typefaces LEGALLY.

 

Find Ann Online

Website http://annmcman.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ann.mcman

Twitter https://twitter.com/AnnMcMan

 

6 Pieces Of Relationship Advice And How It Relates To Lesbians - Les Talk About It

6 Pieces Of Relationship Advice And How It Relates To Lesbians - Les Talk About It

July 8, 2019

6 Pieces Of Relationship Advice And How It Relates To Lesbians

Les Talk About It Episode: 12 of 12 of the Relationship Season

Join Tamara and Sheena as they talk about popular relationship advice and how it relates to lesbian relationships in this episode of Les Talk About It.

 

In this episode:

  1. Do or say something daily to show your appreciation
  2. Realise that every relationship is worth something
  3. Never take your partner for granted
  4. Remember to take breaks
  5. It’s not what you fight about it’s how you fight
  6. Stop trying to be each other’s everything

 

 

This is the article we are referencing https://greatist.com/play/best-relationship-advice#1

 

 

Les Talk About It Series: Relationships

Relationships are important for humans. We need them to survive, never mind thrive. In this series we delve into relationships and break down some statistics and realities because, let’s face it, most us just muddle through and don’t necessarily have the skillset to rally make a relationship work.

 

About The Hosts

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.) 

 

You can find all of the Les Talk About It episodes here 

 

Contact Sheena And Tamara 

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Website

Facebook group

Facebook page

Tamara’s Podcaster Profile

Sheena’s Podcaster Profile

 

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Listeners Ask About Relationships - Les Talk About It

Listeners Ask About Relationships - Les Talk About It

July 1, 2019

Listeners Ask About Relationships

Les Talk About It Episode: 11 of 12 of the Relationship Season

Join Tamara and Sheena as they talk answer listener questions and comments in this episode of Les Talk About It.

In this episode:

  • How do you find balance and not lose yourself?
  • Money management tips
  • Your house, my house or our house?

 

Les Talk About It Series: Relationships

Relationships are important for humans. We need them to survive, never mind thrive. In this series we delve into relationships and break down some statistics and realities because, let’s face it, most us just muddle through and don’t necessarily have the skillset to rally make a relationship work.

 

About The Hosts

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.) 

 

You can find all of the Les Talk About It episodes here 

 

Contact Sheena And Tamara 

Email

Website

Facebook group

Facebook page

Tamara’s Podcaster Profile

Sheena’s Podcaster Profile

 

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How To Keep Your Relationship Safe From Family - Les Talk About It

How To Keep Your Relationship Safe From Family - Les Talk About It

June 10, 2019

How To Keep Your Relationship Safe From Family

Les Talk About It Episode: 10 of 12 of the Relationship Season

Join Tamara and Sheena as they talk about How To Keep Your Relationships Safe From Your Family in this episode of Les Talk About It.

In this episode:

  • Signs that your family is interfering in your relationship
    • Putting unrealistic demands on your time an attention
    • You feel responsible for your relatives emotional wellbeing
    • Keeping secrets from your family
    • Relying on your parents for money
    • Relying on your family too much
    • When your parents expect you to check in with them about everything
    • Violating your privacy
    • Being competitive
    • Indulging your poor decisions
    • Your parents overshare personal details about their own lives
  • How to handle the problem

 

Les Talk About It Series: Relationships

Relationships are important for humans. We need them to survive, never mind thrive. In this series we delve into relationships and break down some statistics and realities because, let’s face it, most us just muddle through and don’t necessarily have the skillset to rally make a relationship work.

 

 

About The Hosts

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.) 

 

You can find all of the Les Talk About It episodes here 

 

Contact Sheena And Tamara 

Email

Website

Facebook group

Facebook page

Tamara’s Podcaster Profile

Sheena’s Podcaster Profile

 

If you love what we do, consider becoming a Patron - you get exclusive content and you help us grow

 

How To Find Your Soulmate - Les Talk About It

How To Find Your Soulmate - Les Talk About It

June 3, 2019

How To Find Your Soulmate

Les Talk About It Episode: 9 of 12 of the Relationship Season

Join Tamara and Sheena as they talk about How To Find Your Soulmate in this episode of Les Talk About It.

In this episode:

  • The problem with dating sites
  • What a study showed about compatibility in partners
  • The mathematical formula to help you find that elusive person to settle down with

 

Stay tuned for the bloopers at the end!

 

Study referenced here

 

Book we referenced

The Mathematics of Love by Hannah Fry

Available In Audiobook Yes, narrated by Hannah Fry

Synopsis

In this must-have for anyone who wants to better understand their love life, a mathematician pulls back the curtain and reveals the hidden patterns-from dating sites to divorce, sex to marriage-behind the rituals of love. .

The roller coaster of romance is hard to quantify; defining how lovers might feel from a set of simple equations is impossible. But that doesn't mean that mathematics isn't a crucial tool for understanding love. .

Love, like most things in life, is full of patterns. And mathematics is ultimately the study of patterns-from predicting the weather to the fluctuations of the stock market, the movement of planets or the growth of cities. These patterns twist and turn and warp and evolve just as the rituals of love do. .

In The Mathematics of Love, Dr. Hannah Fry takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the patterns that define our love lives, applying mathematical formulas to the most common yet complex questions pertaining to love: What's the chance of finding love? What's the probability that it will last? How do online dating algorithms work, exactly? Can game theory help us decide who to approach in a bar? At what point in your dating life should you settle down?

From evaluating the best strategies for online dating to defining the nebulous concept of beauty, Dr. Fry proves-with great insight, wit, and fun-that math is a surprisingly useful tool to negotiate the complicated, often baffling, sometimes infuriating, always interesting, mysteries of love.

 

Get this audiobook on Amazon (US, Germany and Canada) here https://amzn.to/2YZV4xQ

 

Get this audiobook Amazon UK here https://amzn.to/2KcgHqI

 

 

Les Talk About It Series: Relationships

Relationships are important for humans. We need them to survive, never mind thrive. In this series we delve into relationships and break down some statistics and realities because, let’s face it, most us just muddle through and don’t necessarily have the skillset to rally make a relationship work.

 

If you love what we do, consider becoming a Patron - you get exclusive content and you help us grow

 

About The Hosts

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.) 

 

You can find all of the Les Talk About It episodes here 

 

Contact Sheena And Tamara 

Email

Website

Facebook group

Facebook page

Tamara’s Podcaster Profile

Sheena’s Podcaster Profile