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The 3 Stages Of  Relationships - Les Talk About It

The 3 Stages Of Relationships - Les Talk About It

May 27, 2019

The 3 Stages Of  Relationships

Les Talk About It Episode: 8 of 12 of the Relationship Season

Join Tamara and Sheena as they talk about The 3 Stages Of  Relationships in this episode of Les Talk About It.

In this episode:

  • What are the 3 stages
  • Which is the most difficult stage
  • Why you argue a lot during one stage
  • How to get through and keep the relationship intact

 

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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 

 

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Teaching Children To Have Good Relationships - Les Talk About It

Teaching Children To Have Good Relationships - Les Talk About It

May 20, 2019

Teaching Children To Have Good Relationships

Les Talk About It Episode: 7 of 12 of the Relationship Season

Join Tamara and Sheena as they talk about Teaching Children To Have Good Relationships in this episode of Les Talk About It.

In this episode:

  1. Define and Model a good relationship
  2. Explain what an unhealthy relationship is
  3. Teach them to communicate
  4. Teach them to love and know themselves
  5. Defining boundaries
  6. Making them aware of digital abuse
  7. Asking for help

 

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 

 

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Vanda Talks About Her Historical Fiction Series - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Vanda Talks About Her Historical Fiction Series - The Lesbian Review Podcast

May 17, 2019

Vanda Talks About Her Historical Fiction Series

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Vanda today to talk about her historical fiction series.

In this episode:

  • How Vanda turned Juliana into a play
  • The research she needed to do to get the facts right
  • What she learned that shocked her
  • What she wants to do now with her books

 

Juliana by Vanda

Synopsis

She went looking for fame, and found her true self, instead.

New York City, 1941. Alice “Al” Huffman and her childhood friends are fresh off the potato farms of Long Island and bound for Broadway. Al’s plans for stage success are abruptly put on hold when she’s told she has no talent. As she gets a job to pay for acting classes, Al settles into a normal life with her friends and a boyfriend. It all changes when she meets Juliana.

A singer on the brink of stardom, Juliana is everything Al isn’t: glamorous, talented, and queer. The farm girl is quickly enthralled, experiencing thoughts and feelings she never realized were possible. Al finds herself slipping between two worlds: the gay underground and the “normal” world of her childhood friends. It’s a balancing act she can handle until the two worlds begin to collide

In a city bursting with change, can Alice find what she was looking for all along?

 

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This podcast is a spinoff of the popular website.

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Gender Roles In Relationships - Les Talk About It

Gender Roles In Relationships - Les Talk About It

May 13, 2019

Gender Roles In Relationships

Les Talk About It Episode: 6 of 12 of the Relationship Season

In this episode of Les Talk About It, join Tamara and Sheena as they talk about Gender Roles In Relationships.

In this episode:

  • Gender roles in homosexual couples vs heterosexual couples
  • Why communication is vital
  • A uniquely Swedish thing
  • Why some homosexual couples will revert to traditional gender roles once they have kids
  • How trans couples divide chores
  • Survey of gender roles in heterosexual couples in 1975 vs 2000

This is the article I was referencing

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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How To Improve Your EQ - Les Talk About It

How To Improve Your EQ - Les Talk About It

May 6, 2019

How To Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

Les Talk About It Episode: 5 of 12 of the Relationship Season

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

The 6 areas that help you improve your emotional intelligence and how to:

  1. Reduce negative emotions
  2. Stay cool and manage stress
  3. Be assertive and express difficult emotions
  4. Stay proactive, not reactive in the face of a difficult person
  5. Bounce back from adversity
  6. Express intimate emotions in close personal relationships

 

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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 

 

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Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett Recommend 4 Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett Recommend 4 Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

May 3, 2019

Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett Recommend 4 Books

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by two authors known for their comedy as Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett Recommend 4 Books.

In this episode:

  • Layce Gardner recommends three books she loved
  • Saxon Bennett recommends one book she loved
  • The duo talk about writing dramady and yanking the rug out from readers
  • Their new release Second Chances and the robot character

 

Survived by her longtime companion by Chris Paynter

Publisher Companion Publications

Audiobook available No

Synopsis

Hired to work on a biography of the late film star, Daphne DeMonet, Bailey Hampton arrives to conduct an interview with Eleanor Burnett, Daphne's "longtime companion." To Bailey's dismay, she learns Eleanor has set up a co-interview with Bailey's ex-partner, Chelsea Parker.

Estranged for eleven months, the two women hide their painful memories and strain to be civil to one another. Eleanor startles them by insisting that they take turns reading aloud from Eleanor's diaries of her life with Daphne DeMonet. Only after the diaries are read in her presence will Eleanor proceed with a full interview.

Once Eleanor discovers that Bailey and Chelsea are ex-partners, the diary readings take on a new meaning for her. Can they learn from the mistakes she and Daphne made as young lovers? Will that knowledge bring Bailey and Chelsea together again? Or is it too late to mend their broken relationship?

 

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Love Bites by Lila Bruce

Publisher Indie Author

Audiobook available No

Synopsis

The last person Ashley Baldwin expected to see when she walked into Ridgeview Animal Clinic was the gorgeous ex-love-of-her-life, Peyton Maxwell. Their break-up in college had been an explosive one, and now, some twelve years later, Ashley was still picking up the pieces of her broken heart.

Peyton Maxwell knew better than anyone that life rarely turned out the way you planned. After spending more than a decade away from her hometown, she’d finally decided to move back in order to raise her young daughter closer to family. She was just beginning to settle into her new job when Ashley walked into an exam room at the vet clinic and back into her life. Peyton thought she’d put that part of her life firmly in the past, but one look at her former lover and it all comes rushing back. 

Ashley has waited a long time for answers, but walks away from their encounter with only questions. Could it really hurt to pursue a friendly, platonic relationship as Peyton suggests? Or will Ashley find herself rekindling a flame that never really died?

 

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Just Married? by Natasha West

Publisher Indie Author

Audiobook available No

Synopsis

When uptight British bookshop owner Emily Bartlett goes to Las Vegas to get over a humiliating breakup, she’s expecting to make a few mistakes. But when she meets Ruby Knight, a pessimistic American C-list TV actress with designs on a movie career, she makes a whopper. The pair get so incredibly drunk together that they end up getting accidently married.

In the cold light of day, both women are shocked to find themselves wedded to a virtual stranger. But maybe it’s not such a big mistake? Could Ruby’s marriage to Emily help boost her profile and get her the biggest role of her life, earning Emily a big payday in the process? Only if they can make it seem like they’re really in love. And only if they can navigate the treacherous LA movie scene without tripping themselves up and giving the game away. Or worse, getting carried away with their fake relationship…

But what if they do let themselves feel something? Could they fall in love? Or are they Just Married?

 

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This Is Devin Jones by Kristen Conrad

Publisher Peckham Press

Audiobook available No

Synopsis

What if your new favorite action movie and your new favorite romantic comedy were merged into one page turning thriller? This is Devin Jones. 

Beverly Hills Police Detective Devin Jones has a problem – No, it’s not the dead body that turned up on the lawn of a washed up drunk Hollywood legend, and it’s not even the fact that she’s been having an affair with one of the biggest actresses in the world who’s flown back into the closet to marry her male co-star. It’s that Devin has been set up on a blind date to the glamorous Hollywood Screen Awards - and not only is her date a dud, but when Devin comes back from a bathroom break during the show, the theater is eerily empty and someone has taken 25 of the world’s biggest movie and TV stars hostage. Including her ex girlfriend. This just got personal. Suddenly Hollywood’s biggest night becomes Hollywood’s biggest nightmare. Alone and unarmed, Devin Jones has to get them out. Or die trying.

With its edge-of-the-seat action, sexy and romantic love story, and laugh out loud humor, This is Devin Jones is about to become your favorite page turner of the year. Written by a successful Hollywood film and TV scribe who also had a humor column in a national LGBT mag - This is Devin Jones brings the movie experience to the reading experience. 

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Second Chances by Saxon Bennet and Layce Gardner

Publisher Indie Authors

Audiobook available No

Synopsis

Kathleen Patterson’s life came to an abrupt halt five years ago when her wife was killed in a plane crash. Since her wife’s death, she hasn’t left the house and lives the life of a recluse. Her groceries are delivered, she cuts her own hair, and all her shopping is done online. The only person she talks to is her mother.

Janet Miller has had more than her fair share of bad relationships. Unable to put her heart in the line of fire anymore, she moves in with her aging mother and swears off love. Sad and lonely, she eats dinner in front of the TV, and buries herself in her work.

Both women have given up on love. There is nothing that can change their minds.

Until…One day a robot appears on Kathleen’s doorstep. Robbie the robot has been programmed to be a home health aide for the reclusive Kathleen. Janet is the technician who is called to Kathleen’s house each time Robbie blows a circuit. What neither woman knows is that Robbie has a secret mission—to give them both a second chance at love.

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Emotional Intelligence The Key To Happiness - Les Talk About It

Emotional Intelligence The Key To Happiness - Les Talk About It

April 29, 2019

Emotional Intelligence The Key To Happiness

Les Talk About It Episode: 4 of 12 of the Relationship Season

Join Tamara and Sheena as they talk about Emotional Intelligence The Key To Happiness in this episode of Les Talk About It.

In this episode:

  • Where Emotional Intelligence started
  • What is Emotional Intelligence
  • What does Emotional Intelligence allow us to do
  • The skills that come with high EQ
  • How to tell is someone has high EQ

 

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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 

 

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It’s not them, it’s you - Les Talk About It

It’s not them, it’s you - Les Talk About It

April 22, 2019

It’s not them, it’s you

Les Talk About It Episode: 3 of 12 of the Relationship Season

Join Tamara and Sheena as they talk about when relationships fail it’s not them, it’s you - well, sort of. What we mean is that going into a relationship as a whole person is the best way to have a happy one.

In this episode:

  • What it means to actually be a ‘whole person’
  • Why it’s important to be a ‘whole person’ before getting into a relationship
  • How do you know if you are a whole person
  • How you can be whole and still be figuring yourself out
  • How to become a whole person
  • The four questions you can ask yourself to help you gain self awareness
  • What you can physically do right now to become happier with yourself
  • Why appreciation is vital

 

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

Jea Hawkins recommends 5 Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Jea Hawkins recommends 5 Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

April 19, 2019

Jea Hawkins recommends 5 Books

The Lesbian Review Podcast

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

To Boldly Go by Em Stevens

Publisher Indie Author

Narrator Missy Cambridge

Synopsis

When life gives you lemons, drink limoncello.  

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

Now Taryn's dream vacation is a nightmare.  

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

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

 

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Romancing The Inventor by Gail Carriger

Publisher Indie Author

Narrator Emma Newman

Synopsis

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Stolkholm Syndrome by Miranda McLeod

Publisher Apple Blossom Press

No Audiobook

Synopsis

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

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

 

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Love Without Limits by Harper Bliss

Publisher Ladylit Publishing

Narrator Angela Dawe

Synopsis

Changing the rules can open your mind.

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

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

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

Contains mature themes.

 

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Carol by Patricia Highsmith

Publisher Hachette Audio UK

Narrator Laurel Lefkow 

Synopsis

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

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

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

 

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Must Love Chickens by Jea Hawkins

Publisher Indie Author

Narrator Lori Prince

Synopsis

City girl meets country girl.

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

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

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

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

 

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Books by Jea Hawkins

 

As Long As Love Lasts by Jae Hawkins

Publisher Indie Author

No Audiobook

A 2019 Golden Crown Literary Society Award nominee.

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

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

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

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

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

 

1939 - She doesn't know what love is.

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

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

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

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

 

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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

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7 Tips To Help You Change Your Life - Seize The Day with Natalie Miller-Snell

7 Tips To Help You Change Your Life - Seize The Day with Natalie Miller-Snell

April 18, 2019

7 Tips To Help You Change Your Life

Compilation Show - Advice from Guests on Seize the Day Podcast

Welcome to Seize the Day with Natalie Miller-Snell.

 

Folks, this is Show #20 - WOW - when did that happen?

Throughout this journey, I’ve had the good fortune to have some truly inspiring guests on - phenomenal, wonderful women who are trailblazers in their own right.  They have been gracious enough to share with me their stories and impart some invaluable advice for listeners.

 

In this show I have compiled all of that wonderful advice - it truly is a delight to listen to.  Each guest has offered their own unique and different take on how to Seize the Day, how to take advantage of the opportunities presented to us.  It’s fabulous having them all together in one bite sized piece of loveliness.

 

These beautiful guests made the shows when they were on, and they make this compilation too - I am very grateful.

 

Enormous thanks to: -

 

Sheena Lemos Ebersohn

Jacqui Ma

Julia Lynch

Kiki Archer

Suzie Carr

Dana Piccoli

Wendy Hudson

 

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

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

 

Natalie Online

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Twitter: @natmillersnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

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The Magic Ratio For A Happy Relationship - Les Talk About It

The Magic Ratio For A Happy Relationship - Les Talk About It

April 15, 2019

The Magic Ratio For A Happy Relationship

Les Talk About It Episode: 2 of 12 of the Relationship Season

Join Sheena and Tamara in this episode as they talk about the magic ratio for a happy relationship.

In this podcast they discuss

  • How two men could predict whether or not a marriage would last
  • What to do while arguing in order to ensure a happy marriage
  • The four horsemen of the relationship apocalypse
  • The herd of ponies for the happy marriage
  • Raising children to believe in themselves
  • Is there a point when it’s too much positivity?

 

Find the Love Languages Episode here

 

Articles referenced in this podcast can be found here

The study by Dr Gottman and Robert Levenson

 

The four horsemen of the relationship apocalypse

 

Is it possible to praise your children too much by Christine Carter

 

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 

 

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Discovering Your Love Language - Les Talk About It

Discovering Your Love Language - Les Talk About It

April 8, 2019

Discovering Your Love Language

Les Talk About It Episode: 1 of 12 of the Relationship Season

Join Tamara and Sheena as they talk about Discovering Your Love Language in this episode of Les Talk About It.

In this episode:

  • What are the 5 Love languages
  • The most controversial and misunderstood love language
  • How your love language affects your relationship
  • How Tamara and Sheena’s love languages differ
  • What love languages mean for your relationship

The book we discuss

The 5 Love Languages by Dr Garry Chapman

Publisher Northfield Publishing

Available in audiobook Yes, narrated by the author

Synopsis

- Over 11 million copies sold

#1 New York Times Bestseller for 8 years running

- Now celebrating its 25th anniversary

Simple ideas, lasting love

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?

In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today.

The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work.

Includes the Couple's Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.

 

Get your copy on Amazon

This link works for US, UK, Canada and Europe

 

FIND THE TEST HERE

 

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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2 Reviewers + The Author Talk Breaking Character

2 Reviewers + The Author Talk Breaking Character

April 5, 2019

2 Reviewers And The Author Talk About Breaking Character

The Lesbian Review Podcast

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

In this podcast we talk about

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

 

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

 

The book we discussed in this podcast

Breaking Character by Lee Winter

Publisher Ylva Publishing

Synopsis

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

 

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

(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)

 

 

Lee Winter Online

Website

Twitter

Facebook

Amazon Page

 

 

Tara Online

email Tara

Twitter

 

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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.

Sheena Online

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Natalie Miller-Snell recommends 4 Lesbian Fiction novels

Natalie Miller-Snell recommends 4 Lesbian Fiction novels

March 22, 2019

Natalie Miller-Snell recommends 4 Lesbian Fiction novels

The Lesbian Review Podcast

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

Requiem For Immortals by Lee Winter

Publisher Ylva Publishing

Synopsis

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

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2TlA7KU

(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)

 

Reintegration by Eden S French

Publisher Queer Pack

Synopsis

Streetwise cyborg Lexi Vale brokers deals for gang lords in the anarchic city of Foundation. Her mind-reading implant gives her a crucial edge—but it also makes her brain a hot commodity.

When she’s targeted by an augmented hunter, Lexi joins a group of rebels: a murderous vigilante, a daredevil smuggler, a drug-addled surgeon, and a revolutionary whose shared past with Lexi endangers them all.

A queer, dystopian sci-fi about piecing together purpose from the fragments of love and loss, even while the world itself is tearing apart.

 

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

(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)

 

The Innocents by Riley La Shea 

Synopsis

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

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

For thousands of years, the fight has been fair.

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

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

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

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

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2OapcT2

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The Way You Smile by Kiki Archer

Publisher K. A.  Books

Synopsis

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

(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)

 

 

Other books we spoke about

Breaking Character by Lee Winter

 

Shattered by Lee Winter

 

Behind The green Curtain by Riley La Shea

 

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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

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3 Books That Surprised Me - The Lesbian Review Podcast

3 Books That Surprised Me - The Lesbian Review Podcast

March 8, 2019

3 Books That Surprised Me

The Lesbian Review Podcast

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

The books I spoke about:

The One by KC Luck

Publisher Indie Author

Available in Audiobook: no

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

 

Synopsis

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

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

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

 

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

(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)

 

 

Green-eyed Monster by Gill McKnight 

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Available in Audiobook: no

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

 

Synopsis

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

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

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

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

 

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

(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)

 

Daughter Of The Sun by Effie Calvin

Publisher NineStar Press

Available in Audiobook: no

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

 

Synopsis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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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.

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Becoming Cliterate And How Lesfic Can Lead The Way - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Becoming Cliterate And How Lesfic Can Lead The Way - The Lesbian Review Podcast

February 22, 2019

Becoming Cliterate And How Lesfic Can Lead The Way

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Karelia Stetz-Waters today to talk about how important well written sex is for f/f books especially in an age of unhappy and sexually frustrated young people.

In this episode:

  • Becoming Cliterate - what it is and where it comes from
  • Studies about orgasms and the importance of the clitoris
  • Why great sex is important in lesbian fiction
  • How Karelia Stetz-Waters wants to educate mainstream romance writers
  • One of the worst sex scenes ever
  • Fading to grey vs graphic sex
  • The struggle for the Gen X
  • The vocabulary gap between generations
  • Becoming more diverse in our language
  • Plus hear Karelia Stetz-Waters read a sex scene from her novel Worth The Wait

 

In this podcast we talk about these books

Becoming Cliterate by Dr Laurie Mintz

Publisher: Harper Audio

On audio: Yes

Synopsis

We've been thinking about sex all wrong. Mainstream media, movies, and porn have taught us that sex = penis + vagina, and everything else is just secondary. Standard penetration is how men most reliably achieve orgasm. The problem is, women don't orgasm this way. We've separated our most reliable route to orgasm - clitoral stimulation - from how we feel we should orgasm - penetration. As a result we've created a pleasure gap between women and men:

  • 50 percent of 18- to 35-year-old women say they have trouble reaching orgasm with a partner
  • 64 percent of women versus 91 percent of men said they had an orgasm at their last sexual encounter
  • 55 percent of men versus 4 percent of women say they usually reach orgasm during first-time hookup sex

In Becoming Cliterate, psychology professor and human sexuality expert Dr. Laurie Mintz exposes the broader cultural problem that's perpetuating this gap and what we can do about it. Pulling together evidence from biology, sociology, linguistics, and sex therapy into one comprehensive, accessible, and prescriptive book, Becoming Cliterate features:

  • Cultural and historical analysis of female orgasm (spoiler: the problem's been going on for ages)
  • An anatomy section (it's all custom under the hood)
  • Proven techniques for cliterate sex (it starts with training the sex organ between your ears)
  • A comprehensive final chapter for men (because you don't have to have a clitoris to be cliterate)

By dispelling the lies, misunderstandings, and myths that have been holding us back, Becoming Cliterate tackles both personal and political problems and replaces them with updated outlooks and practical skills needed to change our collective perspective on sex. It's time to finally inform women and men on how to have satisfying experiences in bed that benefit both parties.

The revolution is cuming - and Becoming Cliterate offers a radical, simple solution to progress and pleasure for all.

 

Get the audio/book on Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2X2IMof

(this link works for Amazon US, UK, Canada, Italy and Germany)

 

Worth The Wait by Karelia Stetz-Waters

Publisher Forever Yours

On audio: no

Synopsis

A second chance at first love . . .

For fifteen years, Avery Crown tried to forget her best friend Merritt Lessing. The late nights studying, the whispered confidences, and the little touches that never turned into something more. Unfortunately, her efforts have not been as successful as her TV career as the queen of home renovation. So when she runs into Merritt at their high school reunion, Avery asks for one night with the woman she's always wanted . . .

Merritt spent high school pining after Avery, but never made a move-their friendship meant too much. The one time it seemed things might change, Avery chose her budding career. So Merritt did the same, throwing herself into her remodeling business. Now Avery's back, and while Merritt still hasn't forgiven her for walking away the first time, they can't keep their hands off each other. But when their professional paths cross, and it seems like Avery is choosing her career once again, Merritt will have to decide if she's willing to let go of the past and give herself a second chance with her first love.

 

Get the book on Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2Icqduw

(this link works for Amazon US, UK, Canada, Italy and Germany)

 

Something True by Karelia Stetz-Waters

Publisher Forever Yours

On audio: no

Synopsis

Don't miss Karelia's newest release in the Out in Portland series, Worth the Wait, available this summer!

Tate Grafton has a tough exterior, but underneath she's kind, caring, and fiercely loyal. That's why she first started working at Out in Portland Coffee - it was her way of repaying the shop's owner for taking her in as a homeless teenager. Nine years later, the coffee shop is floundering and Tate feels like she's letting life pass her by . . . until she shares an unforgettable night with a beautiful stranger. When the mysterious woman disappears the next morning, Tate doesn't even know her name.

Laura Enfield was supposed to be in Portland for only a few days - just long enough to oversee a simple business deal before joining her conservative father on his political campaign. But when the closeted Laura romances an employee of the coffee shop her company is shutting down, things get suddenly complicated. Now, the lies she's told for years are beginning to unravel, and her biggest secret is about to be exposed. Laura can't stop thinking about the barista with the soulful eyes, but after a lifetime of deception, can she finally embrace something true?

 

Get the book on Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2E7Arsc

(this link works for Amazon US, UK, Canada, Italy and Germany)

 

BONUS:

Karelia Stetz-Waters suggests that if would really like to become cliterate (and watch one of the sexiest pieces of media I've ever seen) tcheck out the OMGYes project. It is well worth the $40 USD it costs to view this content. 

 

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About Karelia Stetz-Waters

Karelia Stetz-Waters is a contemporary lesbian writer. She is passionate about providing happy endings and a vision of redemptive love for readers of all orientations. Her novels include For Good, Something True, The Admirer, The Purveyor, and Lambda Literary Award and Golden Crown Literary Society finalist Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before.  Karelia teaches English and writing at Linn-Benton Community College, where her students include everyone from drag queens, to farm boys, to Sudanese refugees. They all tell stories of passion and perseverance and inspire her to write characters that are real and diverse.  

Karelia has a BA in comparative literature from Smith College and an MA in English literature from the University of Oregon. She also teaches writing for the Gold Crown Literary Society Writing Academy, a non-profit organization that seeks to promote and strengthen lesbian fiction.

 She is married to her beloved wife of 19 years and lives with her a friendly cat and a breed of dog never-before-seen: the King Pug Spuglette (a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a pug).

Find Karelia Stetz-Waters Online

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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.

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10 Reasons Romance Rocks - The Lesbian Review

10 Reasons Romance Rocks - The Lesbian Review

January 25, 2019

10 Reasons Romance Rocks

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Tara today to talk about the many reasons that Romance is an important genre and should be appreciated not laughed at or made fun of.

The 10 Reasons are:

  1. Smart women write them and smart women read them.
  2. Romance novels are difficult to write and super competitive.
  3. Readers need to believe in love and forever.
  4. Romance novels can take you out of the world.
  5. They show positive examples of women going after their own pleasure.
  6. Romance authors do their research, so we can learn a lot.
  7. Romances spread across all genres making them available to any book lover.
  8. It gives you a two sides perspective on romance rather than the one sided view we have on life.
  9. Just like pop music is the biggest selling music, so romance is the biggest selling genre and there is no reason to listen to people who are naysayers.
  10. Romances support the book industry.

 

If this podcast got you in the mood for a good romance then check out our Top 10 Lesbian Romances here: https://www.thelesbianreview.com/top-10-lesbian-romances/

 

 

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This podcast is a spinoff of the website.

 

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

 

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K Aten’s 3 Top Books Of 2018 - The Lesbian Review Podcast

K Aten’s 3 Top Books Of 2018 - The Lesbian Review Podcast

January 11, 2019

K Aten’s 3 Top Books Of 2018

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by author and reviewer K Aten today to talk about her favourite books of 2018. Primary interested in speculative fiction, Aten brings you three great books with fun worlds, great adventures and interesting concepts.

1 Compass Rose by Anna Burke

Publisher Bywater Books

Audiobook - No

Synopsis

In the year 2513, the only thing higher than the seas is what’s at stake for those who sail them.

Rose was born facing due north, with an inherent perception of cardinal points flowing through her veins. Her uncanny sense of direction earns her a coveted place among the Archipelago Fleet elite, but it also attracts the attention of Admiral Comita, who sends her on a secret mission deep into pirate territory. Accompanied by a ragtag crew of mercenaries and under the command of Miranda, a captain as bloodthirsty as she is alluring, Rose discovers the hard way that even the best sense of direction won’t be enough to keep her alive if she can’t learn to navigate something far more dangerous than the turbulent seas. Aboard the mercenary ship, Man o’ War, Rose learns quickly that trusting the wrong person can get you killed—and Miranda’s crew have no intention of making things easy for her—especially Miranda’s trusted first mate, Orca, who is as stubborn as she is brutal.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2E8KePh

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2 Trafalgar & Boone and the Children of the Burnt Empire by Geonn Cannon

Publisher Supposed Crimes

Audiobook - No

Synopsis

Dorothy Boone, still blaming herself for a devastating loss on their last adventure, and Miss Trafalgar are offered a new mission from the Royal Geographical Society: an expedition to find the source of a mythical river has gone missing in the Amazon rainforest, and their patrons want them found. It seems like the perfect low-threat endeavor to get the duo back to normalcy, so Dorothy and Trafalgar accept. Accompanied by Cora Hyde, who is also recovering from a loss, the duo sets out for the jungle.

Their safe undertaking soon turns perilous when they run afoul of a previously unknown tribe known as the Burnt Empire. Dorothy and Trafalgar are separated in the scuffle and taken in by two groups with similar goals but differing tactics. The groups only agree on one point: the very existence of the Burnt Empire could lead to untold destruction.

 

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3 Curved Horizon by Taylor Brooke

Publisher Interlude Press

Audiobook - No

Synopsis

In the sequel to Fortitude Smashed, navigating the ins and outs of love is hard enough as strangers, but now Daisy and Chelsea must find a way to transform their friendship into something more. Meanwhile, Shannon and Aiden’s year-long relationship is put to the test when a horrific accident puts Shannon’s life at risk.

 

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Starting 2019 Right - Les Talk About It

Starting 2019 Right - Les Talk About It

January 7, 2019

Starting 2019 Right

Les Talk About It

In this episode Sheena and Tamara share their thoughts on new years resolutions and how they do them.

They talk about:

  • Starting the year being grateful and hopeful
  • Why action is important
  • How Tamara plans to make her goals stick
  • Why lesfic can and should now cross over to mainstream
  • Plus they read comments about the new year from listeners

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.) 

 

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Sheena and Tara’s 7 Must-Reads for 2018 - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena and Tara’s 7 Must-Reads for 2018 - The Lesbian Review Podcast

December 28, 2018

Sheena and Tara’s 7 Must-Reads for 2018

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Tara and Sheena’s 5 Must-Reads for 2018 it a mix of genres, authors and kinds of leading ladies. But these are 7 books that we highly recommend.

1 The Goodmans by Clare Ashton

Available in audio no

Synopsis

The lovely doctor Abby Hart lives in her dream cottage in the quintessential English border town of Ludbury, home to the Goodmans.

Maggie Goodman, all fire and passion, is like another mother to her, amiable Richard a rock and 60s-child Celia is the grandmother she never had. 

But Abby has a secret. Best friend Jude Goodman is the love of her life, and very, very straight. Even if Jude had ever given a woman a second glance, there’d also be the small problem of Maggie – she would definitely not approve. 

But secrets have a habit of sneaking out, and Abby’s not the only one with something to hide. Life is just about to get very interesting for the Goodmans.

Things are not what they used to be, but could they be even better?

 

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2 My Lady Lipstick by Karin Kallmaker

Publisher Bella Books

Available in audio no

Synopsis

Anita Topaz, Queen of the Bodice Rippers, is deliberately a woman of mystery. But pressure is mounting for Anita to reveal herself to her clamoring public. It’s scrutiny that writer Paris Ellison can’t allow, especially since the glamorous “Anita” is a work of pure fiction.

Lady Diana Beckinsale excels at disappearing into a good role. Especially if that role gets her close to certain objects she desires. When Diana proposes the perfect solution to Paris’s predicament, Paris is less than enthusiastic. She can’t let someone as unsettling and observant as Diana get too close.

But Diana is persistent. After all, if she and the handsome, secretive Paris both get what they want out of an unorthodox arrangement, then it’s a win-win for them both.

My Lady Lipstick is high stakes on a merry-go-round of lies—it’s all fun and games until somebody loses her heart.

 

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3 The Music And The Mirror by Lola Keeley

Publisher Ylva Publishing

Available in audio No

Synopsis

Anna is the newest member of an elite ballet company. Her first class with her mysterious idol, Victoria, almost ruins her career before it starts. When she shows she might be a potential star, Victoria chooses Anna to launch a new season around.

Now Anna must face down jealousy, sabotage and injury, not to mention navigate the circus of friends and lovers within the company. The pressure builds as she knows she must pour everything she has into opening night and prove to her rivals and herself that Victoria’s faith in her is not misplaced. In the process, Anna discovers that she and the daring, beautiful Victoria have a lot more than a talent for ballet in common, and that not every thrilling dance can be found on stage.

 

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4 Daughter Of The Sun by Effie Calvin

Publisher NineStar Press

Available in audio no

Synopsis

Orsina of Melidrie is a paladin of the Order of the Sun, sworn to drive out corruption and chaos wherever she finds it. She has been ordered to leave her home and travel around Vesolda in search of a great evil she is supposedly destined to destroy. But after two years of fighting monsters and demons and evil gods, she does not seem to be any closer to her goal—or ever returning home.

Aelia is the Goddess of Caprice, the personification of poor decision-making. The Order of the Sun has classified her as a chaos goddess, meaning that her worship has been outlawed. During a run-in with Orsina, she is trapped in a mortal body, rendering her unable to leave Inthya.

Aelia is found by Orsina again, but this time Orsina does not recognize her in her new body. So Aelia pretends to be a mortal woman who is fleeing an abusive family. Aelia plans to use Orsina as protection as she hunts down the magical relic that will free her from her mortal body.

As Aelia and Orsina grow closer to one another, Aelia wrestles with her own desire to tell Orsina the truth about who she is, and her fear that Orsina will turn on her if she does. But the decision might not be hers after all, because their actions have not gone unnoticed by Aelia’s siblings.

 

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5 Marriage Of Unconvenience by Chelsea M Cameron

Audiobook available Yes

Narrator Eliza Cooper

Synopsis

Lauren "Lo" Bowman is in a bit of a pickle. She needs money, like ASAP. She lost her job, the rent is due, and her car needs repairs. Problem is, the inheritance left to her by her old-fashioned Granny has one stipulation before she can collect: She has to be married. Let's just say suitors (of any gender) are not knocking down her door. 

And then Cara Simms, her best friend from childhood that she's recently reconnected with, pours her heart out and confesses that she needs money to pay for grad school. Lo has a completely brilliant idea: They should get hitched. Not married married. Like, fake married. All they have to do is play the part for the lawyers, get the money, and then get the marriage annulled. Easy as hell. Well, it starts out that way, but being fake married feels a lot like being real married, and Lo is flipping out. She cannot be falling for her best friend. Can she?

 

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6 The Way You Smile by Kiki Archer

Audiobook No

Synopsis

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

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

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

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

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

 

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7 The Sex Therapist Next Door by Meghan O’Brien

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Available In Audio Yes

Narrator Brittni Powers

Synopsis

Diana Kelley is a couple's sex therapist with a problem: It's her job to convince her clients of the importance of sexual and emotional intimacy, but after surviving a toxic relationship with an abusive ex, she's sworn off love and can't fathom ever making herself vulnerable again. When her best friend, Ava, is injured the night she is scheduled to assist with a hands-on sexual education workshop, Diana is forced to find a short-term replacement. The last thing she wants is a new lover, even a paid one.   

After a year of living in the apartment next door, all Jude Monaco knows about her neighbor Diana is that she's a gorgeous older woman and the inspiration for more dirty fantasies than she cares to admit. So when Diana knocks on her door with a shockingly delicious favor to ask, Jude seizes the opportunity to learn more.  

Their professional relationship is supposed to be a clinical erotic arrangement between a sex therapist and her assistant, but at the intersection of sex and intimacy, anything is possible. Even love.

 

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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.

 

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