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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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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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.

 

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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?

 

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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.

 

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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. 

 

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This podcast is a spinoff of the popular website.

About Sheena

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JS Fields Recommends 5 Lesbian Sci Fi Books - TLR Podcast

JS Fields Recommends 5 Lesbian Sci Fi Books - TLR Podcast

May 31, 2019

JS Fields Recommends 5 Lesbian Sci Fi Books

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by author JS Fields today to talk about their 5 Lesbian Sci Fi Books recommendations.

They also talk about:

  • Lesbians On Boats
  • Killer Mermaids
  • Wood Science

 

The Wrong Stars by Tim Pratt

Publisher Angry Robot

Synopsis

Finalist for the 2018 Philip K. Dick Award

A ragtag crew of humans and posthumans discover alien technology that could change the fate of humanity… or awaken an ancient evil and destroy all life in the galaxy.

The shady crew of the White Raven run freight and salvage at the fringes of our solar system. They discover the wreck of a centuries-old exploration vessel floating light years away from its intended destination and revive its sole occupant, who wakes with news of First Alien Contact. When the crew break it to her that humanity has alien allies already, she reveals that these are very different extra-terrestrials… and the gifts they bestowed on her could kill all humanity, or take it out to the most distant stars.

 

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The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Publisher Hodder & Stoughton

Narrator Patricia Rodriguez

Synopsis

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!*

Short-listed for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction. 

The beloved debut novel that will restore your faith in humanity.

When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The ship, which has seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy and distance from her troubled past. 

But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptilian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic but more or less peaceful - exactly what Rosemary wants. 

Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years...if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful. 

But Rosemary isn't the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed. 

*Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

 

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Safety Protocols For Human Holidays by Angel Martinez

Publisher Mischief Corner Book

Synopsis

Part of the "A Holiday to Remember 2017 Series"

As a security officer on an interspecies ship, Growlan Raskli's experienced in heading off species-specific aberrant behaviors in order to keep the peace. But when her captain asks her to find out what's bothering their sole human crew member, Raskli's out of her depths. She hardly knows anything about humans and she's not a psych doctor.

Something's definitely upset Human Jen, something to do with human holidays. The more time Raskli spends studying humans and interacting with the intriguing Human Jen, the more personal the assignment becomes. Determined to lift the dark cloud from Human Jen, Raskli will do whatever it takes—within safe parameters, of course.

 

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Santa Olivia by Jaqueline Carey

Publisher Grand Central Publishing

Narrator Susan Ericksen

Synopsis

Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a U.S. military base inside a demilitarized buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. A fugitive "Wolf-Man" who had a love affair with a local woman, Loup's father was one of a group of men genetically manipulated and used by the U.S. government as a weapon. The "Wolf-Men" were engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina, and a total lack of fear, and Loup, named for and sharing her father's wolf-like qualities, is marked as an outsider.

 

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Into the Drowning deep by Mira Grant

Publisher Orbit

Narrator Christine Lakin

Synopsis

New York Times best-selling author Mira Grant, author of the renowned Newsflesh series, returns with a novel that takes us to a new world of ancient mysteries and mythological dangers come to life.

The ocean is home to many myths,

But some are deadly....

Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a tragedy.

Now a new crew has been assembled. But this time they're not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life's work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart, this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.

Whatever the truth may be, it will be found only below the waves.

But the secrets of the deep come with a price.

 

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About The Lesbian Review

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About JS Fields

J.S. Fields is a scientist who has perhaps spent too much time around organic solvents. They enjoy roller derby, woodturning, making chainmail by hand, and cultivating fungi in the backs of minivans. Nonbinary, and yes, it matters.

Fields has lived in Thailand, Ireland, Canada, USA, and spent extensive time in many more places. Their current research takes them to the Peruvian Amazon rainforest each summer, where they traumatizes students with machetes and tangarana ants while looking for rare pigmenting fungi. They live with their partner and child, and a very fabulous lionhead rabbit named Merlin.

 

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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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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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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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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!

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2UV7OYc

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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.

 

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

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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.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2ULA7Zn

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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....

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2UuR5vD

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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).

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Sports Romance with Rachel Spangler and Anna Gramlich

Sports Romance with Rachel Spangler and Anna Gramlich

February 8, 2019

Sports Romance with Rachel Spangler

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Anna is joined by Rachel Spangler today to talk about Sports Romances.

Find out

  • what Rachel Spangler feels about being considered sporty
  • why sports is a big deal in Spangler’s life
  • why sports is such a romantic topic for readers
  • writing sports bodies when they are not traditionally beautiful
  • how Rachel Spangler did research for her sports romances
  • how Spangler balances writing the play by play without boring or confusing the reader

 

Books discussed in this podcast

Trails Merge by Rachel Spangler

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Narrator Lori Prince

 

Synopsis

Every skier knows that anything can happen when trails merge. After a devastating ultimatum from her lover, Campbell Carson returns to her childhood home, Bear Run Ski Resort, seeking her family’s unconditional solace and support. Parker Riley escapes to the mountain after the high-powered world of Chicago’s political machine leaves her questioning her judgment in both life and love. Despite their initial wariness, the women find their budding friendship snowballing toward romance. The idyllic mountain resort is the perfect setting for them to learn to rebuild trust, and perhaps to find a second chance at love. However, when Parker’s past resurfaces, Campbell is forced to face her own hard truths. As barely healed wounds reopen, the unexpected obstacles in their path threaten any hope for a future together.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2t3CaYZ

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Edge Of Glory by Rachel Spangler

Publisher Bywater Books

Synopsis

As Olympic snowboarder Corey LaCroix and skier Elise Brandies ride the razor's edge between victory and defeat on the slopes, they also face a heat neither of them is prepared for in their safe worlds of snow and ice. The stakes become steeper than any mountain either of them will ever face when legacies and hearts collide at breakneck speed.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2GeIV22

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Heart Of The Game by Rachel Spangler

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Narrator AJ Ferraro

Synopsis

Sometimes baseball is just a metaphor for life, and sometimes it works the other way around.

All Sarah Duke ever cared about was baseball, and she's finally earned her shot as a full-time sports writer. She loves the work, she loves being one of the few women to ever gain access to a man's world, but most of all, she loves the game. When Duke meets Molly Grettano and her two sons at the ballpark, she instantly connects with the young family, but Molly isn't sure Duke's ready for something more. Molly wants someone softer, more feminine, and more importantly, someone steady. She and her boys have been abandoned before, and she's vowed to never to put them in that position again. If she were ever to trust anyone, it would have to be someone fully dedicated to her and her children. Duke has a lot of heart, but neither woman is sure there's enough room left in it for anything other than baseball.

 

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Delay Of Game by Tracey Richardson

Publisher Bella Books

Synopsis

Passion and patriotism sizzle on the ice at the Winter Olympics.

It’s been a dozen years since two of the world’s best women hockey players, Niki Hartling and Eva Caruso, first competed against each other in the Olympic Games.

The pressure of the intense USA–Canada rivalry forced an end to their love affair, and both women moved on—Niki to coach and to marry, Eva to stretch out a playing career that her ravaged body can barely sustain anymore.

The Games are upon them once again. Eva wants one last chance to beat the Canadians and win hockey’s biggest prize. Niki, now a widow and single mother, strives to coach her country to gold, even as the obstacles against her mount. The locker room seems to have ears and there are few people Niki and Eva can trust.

Rivals and former lovers on hockey’s biggest stage, will Niki and Eva feel the same spark that first brought them together? And can they win on—and off—the ice with the whole world watching?

 

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Love All by Rachel Spangler

Publisher Bywater Books

Synopsis

Throughout her long career, professional tennis player Jay Pierce has been burned by both players and the press. She's learned the hard way that she can trust no one and nothing, especially her own judgment. So, when she starts one last career comeback, she knows the only hope she has to redeem her legacy is to go it alone.

Sadie Larsen knows virtually nothing about the world of professional tennis when her daughter, Destiny, breaks onto the women's tour at the age of 17. She learned everything she needed to know about single parenting on her own, and she knows she can do the same now that the stakes are higher than ever—all she has to do is stay laser-focused on protecting her family of two.

Neither Jay nor Sadie expects the path ahead to be easy. Each believes she's prepared to face every single challenge with the stony resolve of a woman who has been counted out and bet against her entire life. The only thing neither woman had counted on was each other. 

As Jay and Destiny fight their battles on the court, Sadie and Jay fight their attraction off it. Can they survive the crushing crucible of competition, press pressure, and parenting, or will love allreally mean no one goes home a winner?

 

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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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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.

 

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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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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

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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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Victoria Recommends 25 Lesbian Fiction Novels For Jae’s Book Bingo

Victoria Recommends 25 Lesbian Fiction Novels For Jae’s Book Bingo

December 14, 2018

Victoria Recommends 25 Lesbian Novels For Jae’s Book Bingo

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Victoria today to talk about Victoria’s recommendations for all the categories in Jae’s Book Bingo.

 

Women In Uniform - Dangerous Waters by Radclyffe

Audiobook Available: Yes

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

Army National Guard Colonel Sawyer Kincaid has served her time dueling with death in the deserts of Africa. Now that she's home, the only sand she wants to see is on the beach in South Florida. Too bad Tropical Storm Leo, swiftly gaining strength out over the Atlantic, is about to draw her in to another life or death war, this time on home soil. Dr. Dara Sims has too many critical patients in the intensive care units at Miami Memorial to consider evacuation, no matter how determined the battle-hardened colonel is to make her. As far as Dara is concerned, evacuate is just another word for abandon. When a state of emergency becomes a state of siege waged by Leo, all she can do is hope the rising waters relent before she loses everyone, herself included. A First Responders Romance.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2Uyzlfo

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Paranormal – Reverie by Eliza Andrews

Audiobook Available: Yes

Small town love isn't always quaint: A lesbian romance...with some twists.

Lucinda Hamilton settles down in sleepy Reverie, South Carolina, because she's running from the troubles of her past. But when her dangerous ex-husband evades law enforcement, she fears that no amount of running will ever make her safe again.

Two women are determined to keep Lucinda's past at bay - the mysterious young nurse living on the other side of Lucinda's duplex, who won't even tell Lucinda her name, and Ardie Brown, an ex-marine who's recently moved back to Reverie herself. It's hard for Lucinda to trust either one of them; it's even harder to admit to herself that she's falling for both of them.

What will happen when Lucinda's ex-husband finally catches up to her? Will the girl next door or Ardie have the power to stop him?

Or will Lucinda finally have to face her past all by herself?

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2UzDWh0

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Fake Relationship – Casting Lacey by Elle Spencer

Audiobook Available: Yes

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

Coming out is easier when you've got someone by your side. At least that's how the hyper-private Quinn Kincaid sees it. When her publicist suggests a good old-fashioned sham of a Hollywood relationship, Quinn reluctantly agrees. And that's how the star of Jordan's Appeal, TV's highest rated legal drama, ends up with a fake girlfriend - the very real, very sexy, and very gay soap star Lacey Matthews.

In Casting Lacey, Elle Spencer gives us a hilarious new take on a classic storyline, complete with nosy mothers, fawning assistants, and two beautiful actresses who might learn about true love. If they don't kill each other first.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2Ux99BK

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Romantic Comedy – Scissor Link by Georgette Kaplan

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: Ylva Publishing

In this kinky romcom, Wendy Cedar is an employee at Savin Aerospace with a massive crush on her boss, recent divorcee, Janet Lace. After Janet accidentally stumbles upon Wendy’s email about a sex dream she’s been having, she decides to see if the reality can live up to the fantasy. But when the relationship starts to be more than a kinky office romance, the two have to decide if they can make it as a couple or if they were better off as boss and employee.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2QGuARQ

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

 

LGBTQIA – Perfect Rhythm by Jae

Audiobook Available: Yes

Publisher: Ylva Publishing

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

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

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

Contains mature themes.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2L7HNh3

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Science Fiction – Compass Rose by Anna Burke

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: Bywater Books

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 It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2QqIZSP

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

 

Friends to Lovers – None So Blind by L. J. Mass

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: Renaissance Alliance Pub Inc

Torrey Gray hasn't seen the woman she fell in love with for 15 years. Taylor Kent, now a celebrated artist, has spent the years trying to unsuccessfully forget the young woman who walked out of her life. Best friends forever, neither woman ever had the courage to speak of the passion they felt for one another.

Now, an unusual but desperate request will throw the old friends together again. This time, will they be able to voice their unspoken desires, or has time become their enemy?

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2L6oDIw

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

 

Disabled Character – Unconventional Lovers by Annette Mori

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: Affinity Rainbow Publications

Bri and Siera are young women with huge hearts and strong wills; they want nothing more than to find a peaceful and secure space to be, a place that fulfills their needs and gives them the freedom to be themselves. But the world is a harsh place for anyone who is different. 

Bri’s Aunt Olivia is a vet with a thriving practice. She is set in her ways, single and surviving, channeling her emotions into her work and her love of Bri.

Siera has a supportive but silent father, an overpowering helicopter mom, plus her Aunt Deb who adores her.

Despite their individual battles against hurt, prejudice and rejection, can these four women find love against the odds?

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2Pu4OLC

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

 

Sports Romance – Rocks and Stars by Sam Ledel

Audiobook Available: Yes

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

For Kyle Lindsay, life is simple. She comes from the ideal suburban family―two hardworking parents, a geeky younger brother, and a supportive best friend. But everything changes when Kyle starts having those kind of thoughts about her soccer teammate. 

Things don’t get any easier when college starts and she heads off to play for a Division I squad. Figuring out how to pass her classes is one thing. Figuring out herself and the other girls on her team, a whole other ball game. 

Kyle’s struggle to own who she is and what she really wants may end up landing her on the bench and without the woman of her dreams.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2EmP2Bm

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

 

Butch/Femme – Breakthrough by Kris Bryant

Audiobook Available: Yes

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

 

Kennedy Wells is desperate to get back her dream job writing for Mainstream, Waters Publishing's celebrity magazine. She's worked too hard over the years to have it snatched away because of one tiny indiscretion that ended with a giant lawsuit. After five months of writing mind-numbing articles about current events, her boss agrees to let her get back to reporting on the rich-and-famous after one last story.

A born-and-bred city girl, Kennedy is sent to cover fishing in Alaska, which has her feeling just like a fish out of water. When Brynn Coleman, director of Alaska's Wildlife Rescue and Sanctuary, comes to her rescue time after time, Kennedy can't help but lower her guard and open herself up to Brynn's standoffish charm. Falling for the sexy ranger is one thing, but is the possibility of love worth giving up a career she's always dreamed of?

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2L9kC5X

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

 

Second Chance Romance – Back to the Start by Monica McCallen

Audiobook Available: No

When Remy’s grandmother dies, it means leaving her life in San Francisco and returning to a town she swore she'd never revisit, forced to confront a world she'd worked hard to put behind her over the last twelve years.

She's not expecting that the first girl to ever steal her heart, the pretty, popular Fallon Lewis is still around, and in a town this small, their paths continue to cross much to Remy’s dismay. It's hard enough seeing her first love, but it's exponentially more difficult when she can barely stand to look at the woman.

Remy's trip back has the possibility to open up doors she believed were shut long ago, but she's never planned on staying, and she definitely never planned on letting Fallon back into her life. 

If she thought being a teenager in a small town was hard, she's about to find out how much harder life is when there's no one but herself to blame for her problems.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2L62SbL

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

 

Erotica – Knotted Legacy by Brenda Murphy

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: NineStar Press

Martha McLeod, Head Mistress of Rowan House, Skye’s most exclusive pleasure house, is heartbroken.

Frustrated and lonely after a bitter split with her lover, she departs Rowan House for Lake Como, Italy to seek solace at the feet of Madam Givernay, keeper of Martha’s deepest secret. Lake Como and Madam’s attention is the perfect balm for Martha’s broken heart, until she meets Mistress Lucia Coruso.

Captivated by Lucia’s regal elegance and cool demeanor, Martha is torn between her desire for Lucia and the fear her secret will be revealed. When an extortionist threatens to destroy Rowan House, Martha and Lucia must join forces to save it.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2L7tp8F

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

 

Free Choice – The Smell of Rain by Cameron MacElvee

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

Air Force lieutenant and military interpreter Chrys Safis lost her leg fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria. Once back home in DC, her fiancée leaves, her military career ends, and her faith in humanity evaporates. With prescription drugs and alcohol her only relief from the pain, Chrys is on her way to becoming a statistic. 

That is until the State Department calls and offers her an important assignment―to serve as a diplomatic liaison and interpreter for a Turkish national living in exile. Reyha Arslan, a wise and elegant woman with a tragic past, shows Chrys that there’s still beauty to embrace and reason to hope despite the world’s cruelty. With Reyha’s help, Chrys’s broken spirit starts to heal and she learns that the most significant love is often the shortest lived.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2Lb8wcU

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

 

Doctors and Veterinarians – Love Bites by Lila Bruce

Audiobook Available: No

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?

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2L6pgSo

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

 

Summer Reads – To Boldly Go by Em Stevens

Audiobook Available: Yes

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.  

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2EnR04i

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

 

Age Difference – London, Actually by Clare Lydon

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: Custard Publishing

Rules Are Made To Be Broken…

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

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

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

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2Uw5a8p

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

 

Enemies to Lovers – Sparks Like Ours by Melissa Brayden

Audiobook Available: Yes

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

Gia Malone wants one thing and one thing only: to be the best surfer in the world. Her biggest obstacle is the annoyingly perky Elle Britton. Not only is Elle number one in the rankings, she's also a fan favorite. But there's a lot about Elle that Gia never noticed, like her surprising sense of humor and picture-perfect mouth. 

Elle Britton is tired. After tournaments, fan meetups, and nonstop media requests, all she wants in the world is a little peace and quiet. But with Gia Malone closing in on her ranking, she has to surf her best. When the media picks up the story of their neck-and-neck status, Elle finds herself forced further into the spotlight, this time alongside Gia, the knockout with the killer shred and sexy smile. 

It's not long before there's no denying the chemistry on and off the beach. But only one can win.... 

A Seven Shores romance

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2Ea2dol

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

 

Workplace Romance – Fake It ‘Till You Make It by M. Ullrich

Audiobook Available: Yes

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

Can the truth really set you free? Genevieve Applegate is tired of her stagnant life and she's ready to make a change by going after her dream job in New Jersey. The listing seems ideal when Genevieve scans it, but a big surprise comes at her interview: Out Shore Magazine is an LGBT publication. She's willing to work around this detail with an innocent lie, one she'll keep from her longtime boyfriend as well as her new boss, Harper Davies. Out Shore has been Harper's main focus since her heart was broken years ago, but Genevieve may be the one to change that with her fresh perspective and charm. While both women enjoy what they learn about each other, Genevieve is most surprised by what she learns about herself. Pretending to be a lesbian has never felt more honest.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2PwsBuC

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

 

Foodie – Last Call for Love by M. Ullrich

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

Lauren Daly is fed up with her dead-end job, frustrating roommates, and unhealthy love life. She escapes to The Dollhouse, New Jersey’s hottest lesbian bar, where disappearing in a crowd of gorgeous women is exactly what she needs at the end of the day. But when the owner, Berit Matthews, approaches her for a casual hookup, Lauren pushes her away, knowing better than to put her heart on the line for a playgirl. 

Berit loves her bar, her life, and the casual connections she has with the women around her. She can’t help her simmering attraction for Lauren, though, and Lauren’s rejection challenges her to prove she's capable of friendship, kindness, and even matchmaking. Berit’s efforts draw them closer than either expected, but when The Dollhouse is threatened, they’re forced to fight for their sanctuary and their newfound love.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2Psfv1q

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

 

Fantasy – Furies Bridge by Brey Willows

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

If you knew the gods worked from a building in Santa Monica, California, would it change you?

Avenging fury Alectho (Alec) Graves has been tasked with saving the world, when she isn’t out seeking justice for those innocents who suffer at the hands of evil-doers. If she fails in her mission, those she loves will cease to exist.

Selene Perkton is a philosophy professor in Los Angeles. She lives an ordinary, well scheduled life, and knows her place in it. When Alec appears, the world she thought she knew becomes a very different place.

Can Alec and Selene put aside their differences, or will the evil lurking in the shadows manage to pull them apart?

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2EdjnBp

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

 

Romantic Suspense and Mystery – The Domme Tamer by Kat Evens

Audiobook Available: No

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

Homicide Detective Jillian Robichaux is smart and persistent. When a string of brutal murders hits the Big Easy's ultra-secretive BDSM community and threatens to expose high-profile members of its conservative Southern culture, Jillian rolls up her sleeves and gets to work piecing together the victims' last steps. In her search for the truth, she enlists the expertise of FBI agent, AJ Johnson III. But with each clue they uncover, the deeper Jillian is lured into the underground world of sadomasochism--and into the strong arms of the domineering criminal profiler. 

Only one question remains. How far will she go?

In the world's first provocative thriller of its kind, bestselling author Kat Evans takes you on a heart-pounding race to catch a killer.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2Ee9CTJ

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

 

Women of Color – Falling Into Place by Sheryn Munir

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: Ylva Publishing

Romance is not for Tara. Embittered after a college fling, she vows to never fall in love again–especially since she believes there’s no future for same-sex love in her home in urban India. Then, one rain-drenched evening, an insane decision brings the bubbly Sameen into her life and everything changes. Sameen is beautiful, a breath of fresh air…and almost certainly straight. All Tara’s carefully built-up defences start to crumble, one after the other. But is this relationship doomed before it can even start?

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2Emaned

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

 

Holiday Book – Fresh Tracks by Georgia Beers

Audiobook Available: Yes

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

Seven women, seven days. A lot can happen. There are three things that Amy Forrester loves most in the world: Jo, her wife of 15 years; spending time with her closest friends; and her cabin in the woods. What better way to spend the week between Christmas and New Year's than having all three!

When she invites her three best friends to join her and Jo in their mountain hideaway, all she expects is good food, fine wine, and lively conversation. Unfortunately for Amy, there are three things that she doesn't count on: her best friend's relationship is falling apart; her two other friends share a secret that causes nothing but conflict and discomfort; and the arrival of Jo's fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants niece Darby, who has a habit of leaving broken hearts in her wake.

Childhood friends, new lovers, and old rivals share beginnings, endings, and the uncommon bonds of friendship in a story filled with romance and possibility.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2rsJpcj

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

 

Celebrity Romance – In Development by Rachel Spangler

Audiobook Available: No

Publisher: Brisk Press

From a young age, Cobie Galloway made a career of playing the girl-next-door on the silver screen. Only, she’s not a teenager anymore. Ready to challenge herself artistically and earn the part she’s always dreamed of, she’s forced to face the realization that in order to win the roles afforded to edgier actresses, she might first have to audition by playing someone edgier in her day-to-day life. 

Pop star Lila Wilder built a multimedia empire by always having her finger on the pulse of what’s hot. However, as she struggles to produce her next smash hit record, she’s finding it hard to keep her name in the public eye, and a string of tumultuous relationships with Hollywood boy-toys no longer captivates anyone’s attention. 

Both women tentatively agree to a headline-grabbing fauxmance, with two simple rules: Always stick to the script, and never forget that on the stage of public perception, nothing is real. Can two women find love in a world of carefully crafted illusions, or will a successful charade mean the potential for something more gets left on the cutting-room floor?

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2EdLa4Q

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

 

Historical Romance – Letters Never Sent by Sandra Moran

Audiobook Available: Yes

Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company

Three women, united by love and kinship, struggle to conform to the social norms of the times in which they live.

In 1931 Katherine Henderson leaves behind her small town in Kansas and the marriage proposal of a local boy to live on her own and work at the Sears & Roebuck glove counter in Chicago. There she meets Annie - a bold, outspoken feminist who challenges Katherine's idea of who she thinks she is and what she thinks she wants in life.

In 1997 Katherine's daughter, Joan, travels to Lawrence, Kansas, to clean out her estranged mother's house. Hidden away in an old suitcase, she finds a wooden box containing trinkets and a packet of sealed letters to a person identified only by a first initial.

Joan reads the unsent letters and discovers a woman completely different from the aloof and unyielding mother of her youth - a woman who had loved deeply and lost that love to circumstances beyond her control. Now she just has to find the strength to use the healing power of empathy and forgiveness to live the life she's always wanted to live.

 

Get It On Amazon https://amzn.to/2Pv7ngC

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

 

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Victoria is a native Californian. She has two daughters and a kindle full of books. When she isn’t playing Book Bingo, reviewing for TLR or hanging out the TLR Book Club on Facebook then she is helping kids with special needs. 

 

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Anna Interviews Shamim Sarif - The Lesbian Review podcast

Anna Interviews Shamim Sarif - The Lesbian Review podcast

November 30, 2018

Anna Interviews Shamim Sarif

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Anna is joined by Shamim Sarif today to talk about her movies, the stories behind them and she talks about her family and coming out.

 

The World Unseen by Shamim Sarif

In 1950's South Africa, free-spirited Amina has broken all the rules of her own conventional Indian community, and the new apartheid-led government, by running a café with Jacob her “coloured” business partner. When she meets Miriam, a young wife and mother, their 

unexpected attraction pushes Miriam to question the rules that bind her. When Amina helps Miriam’s sister-in-law to hide from the police, a chain of events is set in motion that changes both women forever. 

The World Unseen transports us to a vibrant, colourful world, a world that divides white from black and women from men, but one that might just allow an unexpected love to survive.

 

Get This Movie On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2Dh4ZYw

 

I Can’t Think Straight

Tala, a London-based Palestinian, is preparing for her elaborate Middle Eastern wedding when she meets Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is dating her best friend. Spirited Christian Tala and shy Muslim Leyla could not be more different from each other, but the attraction is immediate and goes deeper than friendship. But Tala is not ready to accept the implications of the choice her heart has made for her and escapes back to Jordan, while Leyla tries to move on with her new-found life, to the shock of her tradition-loving parents. As Tala's wedding day approaches, simmering tensions come to boiling point and the pressure mounts for Tala to be true to herself.

Moving between the vast enclaves of Middle Eastern high society and the stunning backdrop of London's West End, I Can't Think Straight explores the clashes between East and West, love and marriage, conventions and individuality, creating a humorous and tender story of unexpected love and unusual freedoms. 

 

Get This Movie On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2OF5sFI

 

Wrote the Book, Made the Movie, Raised the Kids, Now the Blog

Modern women really can have it all – work, family, friends and fans – but having a sense of humour helps! By popular demand, Shamim Sarif’s collected blogs from 2009 are all here, together with full colour photos and captions.

Hilarious and insightful, the blogs follow Shamim’s work as a writer, director, mother and wife – the 21st Century musings of an exhausted Renaissance woman.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2OF3d5r

 

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Anna is a sound editor working in LA and a reviewer at The Lesbian Review specialising in sports romance.

 

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Suzie Carr Gets Interviewed - The Lesbian Review podcast

Suzie Carr Gets Interviewed - The Lesbian Review podcast

November 14, 2018

Suzie Carr Gets Interviewed

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Suzie Carr today to talk about her novel The Curvy Side Of Life, her work in progress and she recommends 3 Lesbian fiction novels.

 

Suzie’s Novels we chatted about:

The Curvy Side of Life by Suzie Carr

Narrator: Stephanie Murphy

Synopsis

With her divorce finally behind her, Faith Miller is ready to move forward. And then, life tosses her a few unavoidable curveballs. Before long, she finds herself traveling down to her sister's house on the coast of Rhode Island with her seven-year old daughter. What she hoped might be a reflective time for her turns into a whirlwind adventure, thanks to her sister's live-in in-laws and the gorgeous pet and house-sitting neighbor, Candace. Candace is sexy and fun, and pulls on Faith's heart. Faith, trying to stay focused and get her life back on track, attempts to ignore her growing feelings for Candace to no avail. 

What starts out as a casual and steamy interlude evolves into something more serious. Will Faith decide her heart is better closed off from potential heartbreak or will she open it back up again to see what this new love has to offer?

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2K0gx3O

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

 

Maybe Next Time by Karin Kallmaker

Publisher Bella Books

Synopsis

Lambda Literary Award Winner! 

Sabrina Starling doesn't need love. She has fame as a brilliant violinist and unlimited options for female company. Nothing can shake her -- except the memory of her very first love. Knowing that neither the teenaged nor adult Jorie will ever return her feelings, Sabrina has escaped into her music and the arms of other women. 

When injury leaves her temporarily unable to perform, Sabrina finally finds the one woman who could free her forever from the memory of those stolen Hawaiian nights with Jorie. There's one problem. The object of Sabrina's desire, Diana, is deeply in love with Pam, the woman who has shared her life for the past eighteen years.

A family funeral calls Sabrina home to the islands, but she no long believes that the gentle breezes and possible welcome in Jorie's eyes can repair the lives she's shattered, including her own. 

Karin Kallmaker's searing novel of innocent first love and dangerous seduction joins an unparalleled string of critically acclaimed bestsellers that earned her the title of Undisputed Mistress of Lesbian Romance.

 

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

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

 

96 Hours by Georgia Beers

Publisher Bywater Books

Narrator Romy Nordlinger

Synopsis

Erica Ryan is flying home from London after a disastrous business trip. Free spirit Abby Hayes is flying into New York City to visit her mother before jetting off again. Both end up in Gander, Canada, when their flight is diverted because of 9/11. For ninety-six hours they share a rollercoaster of emotions and find themselves drawn to one another. Will their nascent connection survive everyday life when they return home?

Georgia Beers is the author of eight lesbian romances and has won the Lambda Literary Award and the Golden Grown Literacy Award.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2T2tqhT

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

 

A Small Country about to Vanish by Victoria Avilan

Publisher Shaggy Dog Stories

Narrator Christine Williams

Synopsis

Winner of the 2016 Golden Crown Literary Society Award.

Runner Up for the 2015 Rainbow Award.

This sweeping novel follows childhood sweethearts Rona and Shelli as they come of age and face impossible choices. Passion and heartbreak come alive in this lyrical exploration of love, friendship, and family in Israel.

A Small Country about to Vanish is Rona and Shelli's love-hate relationship with an ancient piano, each other and their difficult homeland - a country physically too small and politically too volatile to maintain its own existence.

Wise and compassionate Rona believes in fairness and equality and shows a rare ability to feel empathy for her supposed enemies, while her friends and family want security first. Shelli, an avid reader of Holocaust literature, raises old but relevant questions. Must history repeat itself? How do we know when the political pot of hatred has boiled beneath us, making it necessary to leave our belongings behind and relocate, to save ourselves and our family?

 

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

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The 5 Best Lesbian Spooky Reads - The Lesbian Review Podcast

The 5 Best Lesbian Spooky Reads - The Lesbian Review Podcast

October 31, 2018

The 5 Best Spooky Lesbian Books

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Join Tara as she takes over The Lesbian Review Podcast and interviews Sheena who recommends The 5 Best Spooky Lesbian Books (plus two or three more books).

1 Dark Dreamer by Jennifer Fulton 

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

Available on audiobook: No

Synopsis

The story is about Rowe Devlin, a best selling horror writer who is suffering from a severe case of writer’s block after two failed novels. Looking for a fresh start and perhaps even some inspiration, she buys an old Victorian house in Maine called Dark Harbor Cottage.

Devlin gets a little more inspiration than she was hoping for when she discovers that her new home is haunted by a rather nasty ghost. To make matters more complicated she discovers that her neighbours are identical twins, Phoebe and Cara Temple. Both deeply alluring, Rowe struggles to decide who she finds more attractive.

Together she and Phoebe try to find out why her house is haunted in an effort to put the ghost to rest.

While this is going on the Temple twins are drawn into an FBI investigation of a possible serial killer. Having to face life-changing choices, the sisters are pulled in different directions with the possibility of losing the only real family that they have left, one another.

 

Check out the review on The Lesbian Review

 

Get it on Amazon -> https://amzn.to/2Iu5Llm

(this link works of Amazon US, UK and Canada)

 

2 Valley Of The Dead by Crystal M Romero

Publisher: Indie

Available on audiobook: No

Synopsis

Valley Of The Dead by Crystal M Romero is a sometimes hilarious, sometimes scary, sometimes romantic but always utterly charming zombie apocalypse novel. And what makes it even better is that it has a lesbian leading lady.

The novel starts on Gay Pride weekend to the backdrop of much celebration, since the USA was finally celebrating equality. In Silicon Valley Yvonne had just dumped her long time, cheating girlfriend and was feeling free at last. That is, until she gets a frantic phone call from her very gay best friend, Reggie. He and a bunch of drag queens are stuck in his apartment and need rescuing from the zombie apocalypse that has taken hold of the city.

She jumps in her monster of a vehicle, puts on her no nonsense butch approach to the apocalypse and ends up picking up a group of survivors along her route out of town. Eventually the survivors include Reggie and the drag queens, a young couple and two police officers.

One of the officers is Captain Jacqueline Rhodes, a competent, gorgeous woman who leaves Yvonne thinking about more than just survival.

Together, the survivors must overcome a number of challenges, the least of which is getting out of town and find somewhere safe to settle down.

 

Check out the review on The Lesbian Review

 

Get it on Amazon -> https://amzn.to/2Ot0jVl

(this link works of Amazon US, UK and Canada)

 

3 Haunting Love by KA Moll

Publisher: Triplicity Publishing

Available on audiobook: Yes

Narrator: Emily Beresford

Synopsis

Haunting Love by KA Moll is the story of Gabe and Anna. Gabe is struggling to come to terms with her wife’s death a few years prior. One of the reasons that she is struggling is that she can see or at least sense spirits but she cannot sense her wife and she has not been able to process her loss.

Anna is new in town, having recently taken a job working alongside Jaina, her friend from college and the main character in Moll’s novel Soul Mates.

Anna is renting a house from Gabe’s father and is having rather disturbing electrical problems. Gabe comes over to see if she can fix the problem and discovers two things. Firstly, she is very attracted to Anna and secondly, the house is haunted.

Anna and Gabe have a less than pleasant encounter, thanks in part to Anna’s fear of being attracted to a woman. Gabe is a handsome woman that stirs her blood and her fears.

Will Gabe be able to overcome her sorrow enough to start a new relationship with Anna and will Anna be able to work through her fear of being who she is enough to act on her attractions? And then there are the ghosts that need to be dealt with too.

 

Check out the review on The Lesbian Review

 

Get it on Amazon -> https://amzn.to/2Iu67bT

(this link works of Amazon US, UK and Canada)

 

4a Keepers Of The Cave by Gerri Hill

Publisher: Bella Books

Available on audiobook: No

Synopsis

Keepers Of The Cave by Gerri Hill is simply brilliant. Hill should write more horror.

Hill should write more horror.

How could I not try a book with this description: The senator’s daughter disappears and FBI agents CJ Johnston and Paige Riley are assigned to a backwaters all-girls school in East Texas near where the senator’s daughter was last seen. They figure that the assignment is a dead-end, but strange things keep happening in the area. Something is lurking in Hoganville.

 

Check out the review on The Lesbian Review

 

Get it on Amazon -> https://amzn.to/2NXOQ0H

(this link works of Amazon US, UK and Canada)

 

4b Weeping Walls by Gerri Hill

Publisher: Bella Books

Available on audiobook: No

Synopsis

Weeping Walls by Gerri Hill is the second book with CJ Johnston and Paige Riley as the main characters.

Keepers of the Cave is the first book, so read that review first if you haven’t already.

While I loved Keepers of the Cave, I think that Hill created and even better second book with Weeping Walls.

The story is about an abandoned house in a small town in Houston. Here they find a dead body that is similar to a cold case from fourteen years earlier. The four FBI agents are sent to investigate.

Check out the review on The Lesbian Review

 

Get it on Amazon -> https://amzn.to/2NVZqVG

(this link works of Amazon US, UK and Canada)

 

5 Paradox Valley by Gerri Hill

Publisher: Bella Books

Available on audiobook: Yes

Narrator: Abby Craden

Synopsis

Was it an earthquake? A meteor? Or something else entirely?

Running from a marriage proposal in Seattle, Dana Ingram returns to her parents' farm in Western Colorado for a two-week vacation in Paradox Valley. Only a couple of days into it, however, a small earthquake leaves them without power. Cars won't start, batteries don't work, and cell phones are useless.

When a Black Hawk helicopter vanishes off of radar, Captain Corey Conaway is sent in to locate it and its crew - all while keeping the disappearance out of the media. When she meets Dana and her cousin, Butch, Corey solicits their help in the search. But as they travel on horseback through the rugged and remote Paradox Valley, what they stumble upon soon has them running for their lives.

Check out our review on The Lesbian Review

 

Get it on Amazon -> https://amzn.to/2NXGjL1

(this link works of Amazon US, UK and Canada)

 

Tara's BONUS Books

6 Castle Wrath by Karin Kallmaker

Publisher: Indie

Available on audiobook: No

Synopsis

A bubbly ingenue falls heir to a remote, storm-drenched castle in a foreign land. All hers - if she can outlast the dangerous and too delicious competing claimant. Strange happenings, a curious (and disconcertingly attractive) caretaker, plus sensuous nightmares may be far more than California girl Brittany Brannigan can handle. 31,000 words.

Brittany's Scottish adventure has a pinch of horror and more than a dash of romance.

 

Check out our review on The Lesbian Review

 

Get it on Amazon -> https://amzn.to/2NVAIoG

(this link works of Amazon US, UK and Canada)

 

7 The Secret Of Sleepy Hollow by Andi Marquette

Publisher: Ylva Publishing

Available on audiobook: No

Synopsis

Tabitha “Abby” Crane, a doctoral student working on her thesis, doesn’t allow herself much time outside academia. Fortunately, she’s managed to squeeze in a research trip over Halloween weekend to the historical society of Sleepy Hollow, New York, where she hopes to uncover new research on the notorious town’s most infamous legend—that of the headless horseman. But she has a personal stake in this trip: Abby’s own ancestor, Ichabod Crane, disappeared mysteriously over two hundred years ago, perhaps at the hands of the ghostly horseman.

Abby has no reason to expect anything of Sleepy Hollow beyond immersing herself in archival collections and enjoying its Halloween festivities, but then she crosses paths with Katie, who makes her head spin and her heart pound. When Katie invites her on a nighttime visit to the glen where the horseman allegedly rides, Abby can’t say no, upending her plans for a quiet research retreat. And when Abby and Katie, who has her own ties to the famous story, find what may be the key to the disappearance of Ichabod Crane all those years ago, love, legend, and magic intermingle, making clear that Sleepy Hollow has plans of its own for yet another Crane.

 

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How Technology Has Changed Lesbian Fiction

How Technology Has Changed Lesbian Fiction

September 12, 2018

How Technology Has Changed Lesbian Fiction

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Sheena is joined by Ruth Sternglantz to talk about how technology changed lesbian fiction. Ruth is an editor of LGBT fiction for Bold Strokes Books, academic focused on medieval England, history of drama, lesbian romance and a lawyer focused on IP, torts and queerlaw.

In this episode we talk about:

  1. How the internet has revolutionised lesbian fiction
  2. Communities of interest
  3. How people talk about stories
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  5. The responsibility that comes with being global
  6. Technology changes have also affected plot points
  7. Why being a professional still matters

 

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Author And Marketing Guru Anne Hagan Gets Interviewed

Author And Marketing Guru Anne Hagan Gets Interviewed

August 29, 2018

Author and Marketing Guru Anne Hagan Gets Interviewed

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In this episode Sheena is joined today by author Anne Hagan to talk about newsletter marketing and Anne’s books.

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  • Why a mailing list is important for all authors
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Relic by Anne Hagan

Book 1 in the Morelville Mysteries

Cases collide for two star-crossed ladies of law enforcement!

Customs Special Agent Dana Rossi was forced to start her life anew after a bad breakup with her former girlfriend and the loss of a job that she loved. These days, she spends life on the road, moving from one case to another until one day when runs run right into the path of Sheriff Mel Crane. The feisty, sexy butch cop is as determined to uncover a counterfeiting ring in her county as Agent Rossi becomes to stop a stalker obsessed with Mel and hot for her company. Dana is under the added pressure of conducting an undercover investigation of her own with a tight deadline: finding and then stopping a ring of smugglers bringing high-end designer knock-offs into the states. 

Could their cases be related? When repeated vicious attacks on Mel and on her home accelerate the danger for her and also their attraction to each other, they become desperate to find the truth and solve the two mysteries. Can they find a way to work together to resolve both cases while coming to terms with their growing feelings for one another? Can Dana move beyond her jilted lover past and find true happiness with a small town Sheriff? 

The debut novel from Anne Hagan, her Mel and Dana characters in Relic are a great addition to the pantheon of lesbian women sleuths like Jane Lawless in the novels of Ellen Hart, the characters of Gerri Hill like Detective Tori Hunter with the hard-boiled edges of the Sara Paretsky private detective, V. I. Warshawski. 

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The Passed Prop by Anne Hagan

Book 1 in the Morelville Cozies

Chloe Rossi wants to retire with her husband and move away from suburban sprawl to bucolic Morelville; the only trouble is, Morelville is experiencing its worst crime wave ever and Marco Rossi wants no part of a move there. What to do?

Faye Crane would like nothing more than to have her good friend Chloe move closer to her and to Chloe’s own daughter. She’s got Chloe convinced it’s a smart move but Marco is a tougher nut to crack. A string of brutal, ritualistic style murders around Halloween with no witnesses and little evidence to work with has Fayes’ Sheriff daughter and her entire department stymied. Marco is second guessing even taking his retirement since Sheriff Mel can’t get a handle on the killings and bring peace and wellbeing back to the tiny village.

Someone has to root out a killer. Can Faye and Chloe nose around and figure out what the police can’t to solve the crimes? If they do, will Marco still waver or will he consent to move? 

This is the first book in a new spin-off series from the Morelville Mysteries series by Anne Hagan. The book stands alone but, if you’re interested in getting all of the Crane and Rossi families back story, you should check out the fifth book in the first series, Viva Mama Rossi!

If Faye and Chloe were 35 years younger, they could give Stephanie Plum and Lula, from the Janet Evanovich series that features them, a run for their money. They aren't quite to the Miss Marple stage from the Agatha Christie novels yet but they do have to work crime solving in, in between caring for their demanding spouses - something the spinster Jane Marple never had to worry about - and around the needs of their overactive bladders. Too much coffee during the day is never a good thing during late evening stakeouts. 

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