Episode 23e: Inscribed by V. M. Agab

June 30, 2018

Inscribed by V. M. Agab

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 23e

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

In this episode we present “Inscribed” by V.M. Agab

  • This is V. M. Agab’s very first professional fiction sale!
  • M. Agab lives in Brooklyn, with her parents and three wonderfully annoying siblings. When she isn’t babysitting, she writes fanfiction to soothe the soul, and occasionally blogs for Women and Words. She is currently working on a novel of the queer persuasion and is getting ready to start graduate school this fall to pursue writing as a career.
  • Our narrator for this episode is Ann Etter. She is an avid reader who finds that narration is the perfect blend of her love of acting with her love for the printed page and she, too, blogs occasionally for Women and Words. Her day job involves numbers and tax forms. She says, she especially enjoyed this story as it hearkened back to her college days studying medieval history. Ann has three children and two grandchildren and loves home improvement projects. She is a native of New Hampshire and has lived in Minnesota for over 25 years.
  • This recording is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License. You may share it in the full original form but you may not sell it, you may not transcribe it, and you may not adapt it.

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Ocean’s 8

June 29, 2018

Episode 34: Ocean's 8

This week Lise and Andi lose their collective minds over the movie Ocean’s 8 because: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rhianna, Awkwafina, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, and Anne Hathaway. Also, they both LUUUUV a good heist, and Ocean’s 8 delivers AND passes the Bechdel Test with flying colors. 

The writing is tight  (SO important in a heist plot!), the woman power is stellar, the humor is spot-on, and holy crap  the chemistry between the cast and especially Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett…Andi is shipping them hard. Ocean’s 8 is part of the Ocean’s franchise, and Bullock’s character is Debbie Ocean, sister of Danny Ocean. 

Plot summary: 

“Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting -- that's how long Debbie Ocean [Bullock] has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take -- a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller [Blanchett]. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, including jeweler Amita [Kaling], street con Constance [Awkwafina], suburban mom Tammy [Paulson], hacker Nine Ball [Rihanna], and fashion designer Rose [Bonham Carter]. Their target -- a necklace that's worth more than $150 million.” 

Ocean’s 8 website 

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Truth Or Dare by C Spencer - Book Clip

June 28, 2018

Truth Or Dare by C Spencer

Book Clips

In this episode of book clips listen to a reading of Truth Or Dare by C Spencer.

 

Truth Or Dare by C Spencer synopsis

It’s a long weekend among six friends whose lives have intertwined through years of U-Hauls and regrets, almosts and what-ifs. As that poorly timed snowstorm whirls into town, it threatens to kick pent-up desires and tightly held secrets over the edge—especially for Jessie, who can’t stop thinking about her best friend Hadley.

Meanwhile Brie’s past overshadows her present-day, and the Lasleys just hope to enjoy their much-anticipated wedding anniversary. If everyone would just keep it together for the next few days, and if this snow would taper off, they just might pull off Sunday’s celebration. Drama free.

 

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Robin Alexander Gets Interviewed

June 27, 2018

Robin Alexander Gets Interviewed

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Today Sheena is joined by author of over two dozen books, Robin Alexander. Sheena interviews Robin about her work and some of her favourite books.

 

Some of the questions include:

  • What is your most popular book?
  • How have people reacted to your audiobooks?
  • What do you love most about writing?
  • What do you hate most about writing?
  • Who are your favourite lesfic authors
  • You write predominantly romantic comedies and then you wrote Devil In Disguise - a tantalising romantic thriller - what make you switch it up?
  • What’s your advice to new authors?

 

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Books we talk about on the show

 

Kellen’s Moment by Robin Alexander

Kellen McLin has been waiting for her moment for a long time. She says when two people who are meant to be together find each other, they know it instantly. Kellen believes her moment girl has finally arrived, but there’s one big problem—she’s a Sealy. The McLins and the Sealys are south Louisiana’s version of the Hatfields and the McCoys. 

Stevie Sealy left Louisiana for college and didn’t return except for holiday visits with her family. After a breakup with her boyfriend, she decides to move back to the town of Sealy temporarily. She never really understood or wanted to be involved in the family feud with the McLins, but she finds herself right in the middle of it when Kellen McLin walks into her life and changes everything. 

In this romantic comedy, Robin Alexander weaves a tale about how fast love can happen and how inconvenient it can be.

Get It On Amazon (link works for US, UK or Canada)

 

Devil In Disguise by Robin Alexander

After surviving a devastating car crash that took her lover's life, Natalie Simmons is finally ready to start living again. It isn't as easy as she thought it would be when she finds herself on the receiving end of attention from more than one woman. Each woman is distinctly different but Natalie finds herself drawn to both of them. A choice has to be made. Will she choose the right one or the devil in disguise?

Get It On Amazon (link works for US, UK and Canada)

 

Just Jorie by Robin Alexander

Some believe that special someone is out there just waiting to be found. Jorie Andolini is one of those people and has spent a lot of time envisioning that moment. She bumps into a woman at a grocery store, the woman drops a can of peas, Jorie picks it up, their eyes meet, and two souls connect. But it's actually a wasted trip to New York, a snowstorm, and a canceled flight home that puts her in the path of Lena Vaughn.

Lena has found fault in every man she's ever dated. Her dream of finding a husband is dwindling with every year that passes. Despite what her friends say, Lena doesn't believe she has a fear of commitment, she simply hasn't found a man she wanted to commit to. It comes as a surprise that in fact it is a woman who stirs those desires. For Lena, it's not really a matter of sexuality, it's just Jorie.

Travel the road to happiness with Jorie and Lena. Two crazy old women, meddling friends, and cattitude are just some sights you'll see along the way.

Get It On Amazon (link works for US, UK and Canada)

 

Nightshade by Karen Williams

Published by Bella Books

From the author of the magical Love Spell comes a lighthearted story of music, danger and romance! 

When lonely Alex Spherris goes into town she's welcomed for the spinning melodies of her violin. The survivor of an accident that claimed her parents' lives, she's not used to admiration or friendship. The aunt who raised her left her in no doubt of her small value to the world. But on a stormy night like no other she finds herself in the possession of a bell, and try as she might she can't not ring it. 

The mesmerizing tone fills her with awe but the fairy long trapped inside, beautiful, tempting and oh-so angry, fills her with a completely different wonder. Having known only loss, love isn't in her plans. But then neither is helping the sensuous Orielle complete a quest that will gain the fairy her freedom. 

Take an improbable journey from reality into the world of Nightshade... 

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Lovespell by Karen F Williams

Published by Bella Books

When Kate Gallagher meets the alluring Allegra one enchanting Halloween evening, it seems her days of reluctant solitude may be numbered. Well, they might be if she knew who Allegra was. Or where she lived. Or what she did when she wasn't with Kate. Or where she pops in from, so unexpectedly. 

As a veterinarian, Kate knows when you look for answers you ought to find them. But the more questions she asks about Allegra, the more the mystery surrounding her deepens, and the more the woods beyond her home calls to Kate in ways she s never felt before. 

A masterful blend of fantasy and reality, Love Spell is an imaginative, magical story of determined love in a winter landscape.

 

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Whispering Pines by Mavis Applewater

Welcome to Whispering Pines, built in 1907 by sea Captain Horatio Stratton.

On the morning of October 31, 1916, the servants arrived early to discover Captain Stratton alone in the house, sitting calmly in his study and smoking his pipe. His wife and sister were missing and what the maid found in the kitchen sent her screaming from the house.

Almost one hundred years later, paranormal investigator Shawn Williams agrees to spend the night in the mysterious manor. She finds the stories about Whispering Pines almost as intriguing as her companion for the evening.

Faith Charles, former reporter turned professional skeptic, isn't thrilled at the prospect of spending the night in a house where strange things have already begun to happen. Then again, to spend the night with Shawn, Faith might be willing to endure anything.

Shawn and Faith begin the adventure together, possibly finding love along the way. The only thing standing in their way is the mystery of Whispering Pines.

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For Love & Money: Episode 2

June 26, 2018
A brand new podcast about the business of selling sapphic books! In our second episode, Rae D. Magdon interviews Lee Fitzsimmons, owner and operator of Desert Palm Press. We discuss:
 
  • How social media savvy authors use Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr to increase sales
  • How to sell physical copies of your book at conventions
  • Which online distributors give you the best royalties (hint: definitely not Amazon!) 
 
Please check out the following websites mentioned in the show:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Her books are available on Amazon and through several other retailers.
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The Double Edged Sword of Bisexual Attraction

June 25, 2018

Episode 2 The Double Edged Sword of Bisexual Attraction

Ask A Bisexual Season 1

Ask A Bisexual is a show aimed at busting some of the myths about bisexual women. Sheena’s guest for this season are Tara Scott, reviewer at The Lesbian Review, and Rae D Magdon, author.

In this episode Tara and Rae discuss  how being attracted to men and women leads to all sorts of misconceptions and false ideas. People think you can’t decide or that you will end up in a heterosexual space just because it is easier.

 

Questions:

Julie Versoi: Bisexual women can be vilified from both men and women. Men can think she's a lesbian that just doesn't want to admit it or think that it's their chance for that fantasy threesome with two women. Lesbian women don't want to date a bisexual woman because they feel she is just experimenting or passing time until a man comes along.

I consider myself bisexual but I am more attracted to women then men, a lot of women won't even consider dating me because they have been hurt before because someone they were involved with left them or cheated on them with a man. It's annoying because they don't stop dating lesbian women that have left them or cheated on them with another woman. A friend suggested I just say I'm a lesbian but to me that isn't being honest.

Enrico Di Bella Which are the things (I mean psychologically) that attract you in men and in women and what you do not like in either gender?

Maji de H I would like to know whether they prefer dating lesbians or dating other bisexual women. Also would like to know more about their preference romantically and sexually. I mean, a few bisexuals that I know seem to enjoy sexual relationship with women much more than with men, but are more attached to men romantically. I know it doesn't apply to all bisexual women, but maybe could be discussed as a myth?

Brooklyn Goodrich as a bisexual are there bisexuals who lean more towards one gender than the other or is it always down the middle?

Julie Versoi When I was younger I leaned more toward men, as I've gotten older I lean more toward women. Could also be that as I have gotten older I've become more comfortable with my bisexuality and more open to my attraction toward women

 

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Women and Words: In certain circumstances, #TeamHeist is legit, and the Internet is still the best and worst thing ever

June 24, 2018

Women and Words Overview 16-22 June 2018

 

Andi laments the loss of 9000 barrels of whiskey (bourbon) in Kentucky (she could totally hoard that for the apocalypse), Jove has discovered Spanish telenovela lesbians, and they both decide that “A Splendid Day Out” should expand past its steampunk roots and become something we all do at least once a month. They also accidentally talked about writing again (wtf).

 

16 June: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta riffs on some of her recent fave books. Go leave her a comment with yours.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

17 June: Author Alison R. Solomon stopped by to chat about her latest book, Timing is Everything and she’s giving a copy away! Stop by to find out how.

 

18 June: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll went to a cool-ass steampunk event in Morecambe, UK (A Splendid Day Out) and posted photos and descriptions.

 

19 June: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett regales us with her recent foray with her wife to a mall.

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

 

20 June: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson joined us from her epic road trip with a tale from October, 1989 that involves a terrible earthquake and a bakery. That story is a basis for her latest, Perfect Little Worlds.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Clifford Mae Henderson’s website
  • Check out Cliffi’s travel blog HERE

 

21 June: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle on how writing and publishing is giving her life.

 

22 June: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette lists 10 things that are helping her recharge in this hellscape of a world.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

ALSO! The Hot off the Press and Coming Attractions lists June-July are up!

 

And don’t forget, GCLS is in Vegas 4-8 July! AND author and fangirl KD Williamson is joining the Women and Words fray as a blogger. Her first post went up 23 June.

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Episode 23d: The Ladies of Llangollen

June 23, 2018

The Ladies of Llangollen

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 23d

Most people interested in lesbian history know the basic story of Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby, known as the Ladies of Llangollen. I take on their story by presenting it through extended quotations from their own writings, from accounts of people who met them, and from poetry written in their honor.

In this episode we talk about

  • Why it took me so long to get to this topic, and why The Ladies hold a special place in my heart
  • Letters from Sarah Ponsonby’s relatives on the occasion of her elopement
  • Excerpts from Eleanor Butler’s journal
  • “Llangollen Vale” by Anna Seward
  • A sonnet dedicated to Butler and Ponsonby by William Wordsworth
  • Description of visits, from Eleanor Butler’s journal
  • Entries from Anne Lister’s diaries relating to her trip to Wales and her visit with Sarah Ponsonby
  • A newspaper article about Butler and Ponsonby that inspired them to consider a lawsuit
  • Why I consider The Ladies of Llangollen to be lesbian icons

More info

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This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here

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Camille Perri Talks Lesbian Fiction

June 22, 2018

Camille Perri Talks Lesbian Fiction

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, Tara is joined by author Camille Perri, who shares three lesbian fiction books she loves:

Find Camille Perri online

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

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

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

 

Lullabye (Sting) by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/

 

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Curves Welcome | How to Increase Your Energy

June 21, 2018

Do you ever feel like you could fall asleep during the day while you're working, driving, basically doing the ordinary things that people do on a daily basis? Maybe as you sit at your desk and attempt to focus on the task at hand you struggle to keep your eyes open? Perhaps your mind starts to fog over and all you want to do is place your head down and take a nap. A clue that you might be too tired to function effectively is if you’ve ever found yourself driving home and not remembering how you got there.

How do you summons the energy you need to pursue the things in life that you deserve?

Tune in to explore some ideas with me.

Show Links: 

Understanding the Reverse T3 Test

Connect with Suzie: 

Connect with Suzie Carr at www.curveswelcome.com or consider supporting her on Patreon. You'll gain instant access to exclusive content and rewards!

Bonus info:

 

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3 Reviewers 1 Book - Daughter Of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones

June 20, 2018

3 Reviewers 1 Book - Daughter Of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones 

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

Sheena is joined by April and Tara today to talk about Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones in this special episode of 3 Reviewers 1 Book.

 

Daughter Of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones

Publisher: Bella Books

Synopsis

Margerit Sovitre did not expect to inherit Baron Saveze’s fortunes—even less his bodyguard, a ruthlessly efficient swordswoman known only as Barbara. Wealth suddenly makes Margerit a highly eligible heiress and buys her the enmity of the new Baron. He had expected to inherit all, and now eyes her fortune with open envy. 

Barbara proudly served as the old Baron’s duelist but she had expected his death to make her a free woman. Bitterness turns to determination when she finds herself the only force that stands between Margerit and the new Baron’s greed. 

At first Margerit protests the need for Barbara’s services, but soon she cannot imagine sending Barbara away. And Barbara’s duty has become something far more hazardous to her heart than the point of a sword. But greater dangers loom than one man’s hatred—the Prince of Alpennia is ill. Deadly intrigue surrounds the succession and the rituals of divine power known as The Mysteries of the Saints. 

Heather Rose Jones debuts with a sweeping story rich in intrigue and the clash of loyalties and love.

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Themes discussed

  • Romance
  • Being Owned
  • Money and power
  • Magic and religion

 

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Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: Six women + one goal = badassery

June 19, 2018

In today's episode of Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books, our host, Jove Belle, sits down to chat with her friend, business partner, and Canadian wife, Michelle L. Teichman. They discuss what it means to be a collective, what their publishing goals are, and the ethos that drives their corporate strategy.

Find us online!

Do you have questions about writing, editing, or publishing? Email us at admin@dirtroadbooks.com and we'll do our best to provide an answer.

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Becoming The Hero Of My Bisexual Story

June 18, 2018

Episode1: Becoming The Hero Of My Bisexual Story

Season 1: Ask A Bisexual

Ask A Bisexual is a show aimed at busting some of the myths about bisexual women. Sheena’s guest for this season are Tara Scott, reviewer at The Lesbian Review, and Rae D Magdon, author.

In this episode Tara and Rae discuss their own bisexual story (also known as our superhero origin story).

 

And they answer these questions from our Facebook Group:

Nita Round I've often heard it said that bi-sexuals can't decide.

Julie Versoi Yes, that we can't decide or that we're confused about our sexuality.

 

Erin Hodgson Prior to realising you are bisexual, did you think you were predominantly straight, or lesbian? Was it a gradual realisation/change, or was it sudden? How much of that personal journey have you shared with loved ones?

 

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Women and Words: Fudge Doodles. Also, writing can be kind of hard

June 17, 2018

Women and Words Overview 9-15 June 2018

 

Oh, my God, you guys, Andi and Jove ACTUALLY TALK ABOUT WRITING this week. WTF they don’t even know what happened there. They also ramble on about Pride, Fiona Zedde’s travels and Val Agab’s awesome gaming suggestions. Andi is kind of fascinated with the gaming world but Jove points out it can get expensive. Dang it.

 

9 June: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta talks about audio books and books in first-person POV and why she likes them.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

10 June: And speaking of audio books, author Genta Sebastian is pleased to announce that her award-winning YA book Riding the Rainbow is now available as an audio book. And she’s doing a giveaway…

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Genta Sebastian’s website

 

11 June: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler is on the Pride circuit this month doing her T-shirt-selling thang (and other awesome sundries like hoodies).

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Jessie Chandler’s website

 

13 June: Women and Wordster and writer/fangirl/gamer Val Agab stopped by with some trailers of some really cool-ass games that are launching.

 

14 June: Author, Women and Wordster, and all-around gallivanter-in-chief Fiona Zedde is in Romania, and posted some great photos. And yes, she visited Dracula’s castle…

 

15 June: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette is on a tear about the midseason finale of season 4 of Fear the Walking Dead.

 

AND! Reminder, y’all, that GCLS (the Golden Crown Literary Society) is having its annual lesfic convention in Las Vegas 4-8 June. Also, if you’d like info about the Portland (OR) women writers group that Jove is part of, drop us a line at Women and Words and she’ll hook you up with the info. ALSO! Dirt Road Books wants YOU to write a book for the #mybook project. Go to THIS PAGE, pick a cover, and write us a book. Best book wins a contract. WOO!

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Episode 23c - Book Appreciation with Lise MacTague

June 16, 2018

Book Appreciation with Lise MacTague

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 23c

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

In this episode Lise MacTague recommends some favorite queer historical novels:

More info

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

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

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

No transcript is available for this episode.

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Raven the Pirate Princess

June 15, 2018

Episode 33: Raven the Pirate Princess

This week, Andi and Lise rave about the comic Raven the Pirate Princess, a spinoff of the Princeless series, both written by Jeremy Whitley and, in the case of Raven, arted up by Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt. 

This is Volume 1, a compilation of initial issues (chapters) 1-4, in which Raven Tsingtao, the daughter of a pirate king, is double-crossed by her brothers. Her father’s legacy was supposed to be handed down to her, but her brothers poisoned him against her and now she’s looking for a pirate crew to reclaim her legacy and get revenge on her brothers. Follow Raven as she auditions potential crewmates, meets other strong badass women, and prepares to find her brothers. 

Andi and Lise rate Raven the Pirate Princess, as A—Awesome! Not only in characterization and storyline and art, but in diversity (many different body types, backgrounds, ethnicities, and races) and Awesome in potential queer rep. Raven is most likely a lesbian, and there are a few other characters who probably identify that way, too. 

Find it at Action Lab Comics and Amazon. 

 

Want more info? Check Keri Crist-Wagner’s piece at BookRiot and Mey Rude’s observations at Autostraddle. 

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10 Screen Writing Tips For Authors - Blast From The Past

June 14, 2018

10 Screen Writing Tips For Authors

The Write Stuff - Blast From The Past

In this episode, Renee J Lukas joins Sheena to talk about how authors can use some lements of screen writing to create compelling literature. 

Lukas talks about

  • Discovering lesbian fiction
  • ADHD
  • How she got into writing 
  • Character descriptions
  • Gone With The Wind
  • Karin Kallmaker

Screenwriting Tips

  1. The 3 act structure
  2. Less is more
  3. Scene structure
  4. Raising the stakes
  5. Improving dialogue
  6. Antagonists vs Protagonists
  7. Endings
  8. How signifiers strengthen your story
  9. Voiceovers
  10. Character driven vs plot driven stories

 

Talks about books by

Katherine V Forest

KA Moll

Renee J Lukas

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May Dawney Gets Interviewed

June 13, 2018

May Dawney Gets Interviewed

The Lesbian Review Podcast

In this episode Sheena is joined by May Dawney, author and publisher. They talk about May's writing and her newly started publishing company.

Some of the questions covered:

  • You write spec fic/fantasy. How did that start and why?
  • Why did you decide to start a publishing company?
  • What’s the biggest writing mistake you made and what did you learn?
  • What would you do again and recommend that others do too?
  • What should authors do if their book is not selling?

 

Books discussed in this episode:

Survival Instincts by May Dawney

Publisher: Ylva Publishing

Synopsis

Civilization ended long before Lynn Tanner was born. Wild animals roam the streets, but mankind is still the biggest threat to a woman alone in the ruins of a world reclaimed by nature. Lynn survives by sleeping with one eye open at all times and trusting no one but her dog.

When she is forced to go on a dangerous journey through the concrete jungle of New York City, Lynn does all she can to scheme her way to safety. Her guard, Dani Wilson, won’t be played that easily, however. As their lives become entwined, Lynn finds herself developing feelings for Dani and is forced to find the answer to the question that scares her most: is staying alone really the best way to survive?

Fast-paced and full of adventure, Survival Instincts introduces a post-war dystopian world where the only person you can rely on is yourself…unless you fall in love.

Get This Book On Amazon (link works for US, UK and Canada)

 

The Veil Chronicles by May Dawney

Publisher: Eos Publishing

Synopsis

The magical barrier known as the Veil is all that stands between our reality and the Otherworld. Those with the gift of magic can pull energy through it to perform miraculous feats of power. The Inquisitio opposes these mages, who have organized themselves within the Society for Psychical Defense. The world of magic is shaken by the awakening of a wild mage, a woman capable of manipulating the Veil itself. She has the power to either eradicate the Inquisitio or rob the mages of their abilities. Only one side can win and it will be the side that gets to the wild mage first.

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Ania Zaleska lives a perfectly ordinary—albeit floundering—life in Poland's second-biggest city until the day she explodes. She's dug from the rubble of her apartment building by shadow mage Noah Otieno, whose job it becomes to get Ania's wild magic under control.

Noah is affiliated with the Society for Psychical Defense but she has kept herself away from magical politics as much as possible. Now she is in charge of potentially the most powerful magical weapon on either side of the war, she must decide how she can best keep her safe—especially when their magic brings them together in ways only wild magic can.

This book is for anyone who loves:

• Fast-paced Paranormal Romance

• A Unique Magic System

• Magic-Meets-Science Stories

• Action Adventure Stories

• Exciting stories with Strong Female Lead Characters

• Lesbians!

 

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About May Dawney

May Dawney is a long-time writer, short-time publisher of said work. In her spare time, she builds websites for clients and she used to work as a marketing professional. She lives in The Netherlands with her girlfriend and very fluffy cat and has a long history of engaging in very nerdy hobbies like tabletop role playing games, PC gaming, and lots and lots of speculative fiction reading.

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For Love & Money Episode 1

June 12, 2018

For Love & Money Episode 1

For Love & Money: Episode 01
 
A brand new podcast about the business of selling sapphic books! In our very first episode, Rae D. Magdon discusses:
 
Why selling sapphic fiction is important
- The importance of building a fanbase
- How sharing a little free work, including fanfiction, can earn you loyal fans for life
 
Please check out the following websites mentioned in the show!
 
 

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Fandoms

June 11, 2018

 

Episode: Fandoms

Show: Les Talk About It

Season: Lesbian Culture Overview

Lee Winter joins Sheena on this episode to discuss fandoms and their relation to lesbian culture.

We look at:

  • Why fandoms important in lesbian culture
  • How they have changes over the last 20 years
  • How it all started with Xena
  • How not to behave when you are a show runner or actor

Links to some of the stuff we discussed:

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AusXIP.com

AO3

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About Sheena

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

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

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