Curves Welcome: Is Your Attitude Worth Catching?

August 31, 2017

Curves Welcome 

Is Your Attitude Worth Catching? 

Novelist and Motivational Blogger Suzie Carr looks at our attitude can affect others. 

A Note to Listeners: 

Is there a topic you’d like to hear me cover? Please email me at suzie@curveswelcome.com to let me know. I have a special treat for you if you do. Please mention Podcast Idea in your subject line. 

More info 

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Lez Geek Out! Mass Effect

August 30, 2017

Mass Effect 

In this episode Lise is joined by Andy Meadeson, aspiring author and total Mass Effect fan girl. An engineer by day, Andy likes to write or go adventuring when she's not gaming. 

About Mass Effect 

As Commander Shepard, rise to become the galaxy's most elite soldier and lead an all-out war to stop an ancient and ruthless enemy: the Reapers. With over 75 hours of content and more than 300 awards, one of gaming's most acclaimed franchises is available for the first time in a premium foiled box set. 

Heart-pounding action meets gripping interactive storytelling where you decide how your unique story unfolds. Assemble and lead your team aboard the SSV Normandy, the most advanced ship in the galaxy, and travel to distant and unexplored star systems. On your journey, meet a cast of intriguing characters each with their own story to tell. Wield powerful weapons and customize them with upgrades to create new and devastating attacks. All the thrilling action and your decisions culminate into a heroic battle against the greatest threat ever known. 

The fate of the galaxy lies in your hands - how will you chose to fight for it? 

You can get the game on Amazon

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The Write Stuff: The Vanity Publisher Scam

August 29, 2017

The Vanity Publishing Scam 

by Sheena and Tamara 

In this episode of The Write Stuff we chat about the difference between vanity publishers, traditional publishers and self publishing.  

Find out:

Why we don’t recommend vanity publishers

Why most of them are considered a scam

Why you would use a traditional publisher

When you would want to self publish

 

About Sheena 

Sheena started The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. She saw a gap for great content for listeners and readers. The Lesbian Review is now one of the biggest review websites in the sector and The Lesbian Talk Show is one of the biggest podcasts in the sector.  

Great content is a priority for Sheena and she is always chatting to authors and listeners in search of new topics for her podcasts.

 

You can find Sheena on

Facebook

Twitter

Her website 

 

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Les Talk About It: Lesbian Surprises For Straight Men

August 28, 2017

Lesbian Surprises For Straight Men 

In this episode Sheena and Tamara ask the question - what would straight men be surprised about if they were lesbian for a year? 

Their answers were: 

  • Being taken seriously 
  • Peeing 
  • Hormones 
  • The monthly torture 
  • Strength 
  • Sex 
  • Boobs 

MORE INFO 

Sheena is the founder of The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel and The Lesbian Review. Tamara is super smart and loves researching and together this married couple are known to get slightly off topic and laugh a lot. 

Send your questions and comments to Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com or visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com for more info about this and our other podcasts. 

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Women and Words: Stress dreams, eclipses, and fandom cultures

August 27, 2017

Andi and Jove were not stymied by tech issues this week. Maybe the eclipse got that all straightened out. They are also wondering what exactly a race marshal does at a car race in the UK and have decided they will perpetually fangirl over author Renée Bess.

 

20 Aug.: Author Ashley Quinn stopped by with some publishing tips AND to give away a copy of her latest romance, Summer of Love.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Ashley Quinn’s website

 

21 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll explored some parts of Cheltenham (UK) on another of her side trips and posts great photos.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Stevie Carroll’s LiveJournal

 

23 Aug.: Author Barbara Winkes discussed some of the pros and cons of Kindle Unlimited.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Barbara Winkes’ website

 

24 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess talked about literature and writers of the Harlem Renaissance and The Black Arts Movement, and the post-Stonewall generation.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Renée Bess’ website

 

25 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette is headed for Dragon Con in Atlanta over Labor Day weekend. Wish her luck.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

Andi fangirls on Tumblr and Twitter

 

Andi will also be in Albuquerque 16 September for the Western Women Writers-NM event.

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The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast: Beguines Boston Marriage And Bed Death

August 26, 2017

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast 

Episode 13d - Beguines, Boston Marriage, and Bed Death: Historic Archetypes of Asexual Lesbianism 

This show takes a tour through a variety of social models in European history that recognized committed romantic partnerships between women that did not focus on sexual desire. 

In this episode we talk about 

  • Emotional partnerships between women dedicated to religious chastity 
  • The rise of Neo-Platonic friendship as a model for women’s relationships 
  • The divergence between models of erotic and platonic female partnerships 
  • The rise of the Romantic Friendship over the 17th to 19th centuries and how economic changes made it an achievable ideal 
  • The origin of the term Boston Marriage 
  • The concept of “political lesbianism” 
  • The myth of “lesbian bed death” and how it can speak to some couples 

 

More info 

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives here 

You can follow the blog on my website or subscribe to the RSS feed 

This topic is drawn from a wide variety of sources covered in the Lesbian Historic Motif Project. The following tags will provide further reading on the central themes: 

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

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The Lesbian Review Podcast: 10 Best Speculative Fiction Novels

August 25, 2017

10 Best Speculative Fiction Novels

by Sheena and Nita Round 

Nita is joining Sheena in this episode of The Lesbian Review Podcast to chat about the 10 Best Spec Fic. 

Sheena’s List 

1 Knights Sacrifice by Nita Round 

Urban Fantasy 

For most people, running a funeral home is a dull and conservative line of work, but when Catherine Samuels inherits the family business she discovers that it is anything but straightforward. For a start, the dead do not always stay dead, they sit up, and they bite. In this strange world, Catherine needs help, and that comes in the form of Cassandra (Cassie) Evans, a heavily armed problem solver, knowledgeable in all things arcane and undead. 

Cassie, however, hates her posting to Catherine Samuels. Her charge knows nothing of family, her heritage, nor her duty as the sole remaining caretaker of The Gate, a sentient construct that guards the way to hell and stops the inhabitants of Hell finding their way to the land of the living. Anyone who does not understand the importance of this duty is a liability. Catherine is a liability. Except that Cassie finds an unsettling attraction developing between them that she neither expects nor wants. Duty first, there is no room for emotional entanglements, and certainly not with a woman who rejects all that Cassie thinks is important. 

When Catherine finds herself on the brink of losing everything, Cassie, her family, and even life itself, then she must awaken. She must become The Samuel, The Gate Keeper and guard the way between the living and the dead. To make it safe she must travel to hell, with the warrior that she has chosen, and there, if they survive, she must heal the problems of the Gate before all hell breaks loose. 

 

Get This Book On Amazon 

 

2 Five Moons Rising by Lise MacTague 

Supernatural 

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

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

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

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

 

Get This Book On Amazon

 

3 Dark Dreamer by Jennifer Fulton 

Horror 

Best selling horror author Rowe Devlin has had two flops in a row and keeps falling in love with straight women. Seeking inspiration and a fresh start, she abandons life in Manhattan for an old Victorian house in Maine. But Dark Harbor Cottage is a far cry from the tranquil writing environment she envisioned. 

For a start, the place is haunted, and the ghost is none too friendly. To make life even more difficult, her neighbors are a huge distraction. 

The Temple twins, Phoebe and Cara, are identical and profoundly alluring, and Rowe is soon under their spell, unable to decide which of the two she is more in love with. 

Just when it seems things can't get any worse, she finds herself embroiled in a mystery more bizarre and frightening than anything she's ever written. Intrigue, passion and suspense combine in this taut paranormal thriller/romance, the first in Jennifer Fulton's new Heartstoppers series. 

 

Get This Book On Amazon 

 

4 The Time Before Now by Missouri Vaun 

Science Fiction 

More than fifty years have passed since “peak oil” has left the Earth without access to modern technology while great Cloud Cities for the rich float above the oceans. 

On the ground below, Vivian Yates leaves Oklahoma on an epic 700-mile journey east to her ancestral home. Early on, she encounters Elizabeth, who preys on Vivian’s inexperience and naivety, luring her into a brief affair that ends in disaster. 

Betrayed and withdrawn, Vivian sets out again on her eastward trek. Along the way, she meets the beautiful, lighthearted Ida. Together they face obstacles both natural and manmade. Ida brings Vivian, wounded in both body and spirit, back to life. Destiny has thrown them into each other’s arms where they find not only love, but hope, trust, and forever. 

 

Get This Book On Amazon 

 

5 Christabel by Karin Kallmaker 

Across Time 

Deeper than the city streets, the subways, even the dry riverbeds that no longer flow, are the roots of a tree that remembers love and tragedy... 

Financier Dina Rowland's assignment is to make fashion designer Leo Goranson a lot of money. But the more she knows of him, the more repugnant his personal life is to her. Not the least inconsequential is his unbreakable hold on his greatest asset: supermodel Christabel. One touch and the power--and responsibility--of Dina's long-hidden heritage threatens to crumble the careful plans she has made for her life. 

Christa knows there is no escaping her tormentor, but she has a plan to deny him what he ultimately wants from her. The past can't be changed. Having long accepted her fate she is unprepared for the wild feelings that Dina's eyes arouse in her. There is passion, certainly, but also the rarest feeling of all to her: hope. 

 

Get This Book On Amazon 

 

Nita’s List 

 

6 Partners by Melissa Good 

Science Fiction 

After a massive volcanic eruption puts earth into nuclear winter, the planet is cloaked in clouds and no sun penetrates. Seas cover most of the land areas except high elevations which exist as islands where the remaining humans have learned to make do with much less. People survive on what they can take from the sea and with foodstuffs supplemented from an orbiting set of space stations. 

Jess Drake is an agent for Interforce, a small and exclusive special forces organization that still possesses access to technology. Her job is to protect and serve the citizens of the American continent who are in conflict with those left on the European continent. 

The struggle for resources is brutal, and when a rogue agent nearly destroys everything, Interforce decides to trust no one. They send Jess a biologically-created agent who has been artificially devised and given knowledge using specialized brain programming techniques. 

Instead of the mindless automaton one might expect, Biological Alternative NM-Dev-1 proves to be human and attractive. 

Against all odds, Jess and the new agent are swept into a relationship neither expected. Can they survive in these strange circumstances? And will they even be able to stay alive in this bleak new world? 

 

Get This Book On Amazon 

 

7 Iron And Velvet by Alexis Hall 

Paranormal 

First rule in this line of business: don’t sleep with the client. 

My name’s Kate Kane, and when an eight-hundred-year-old vampire prince came to me with a case, I should have told her no. But I’ve always been a sucker for a femme fatale. 

It always goes the same way. You move too fast, you get in too deep, and before you know it, someone winds up dead. Last time it was my partner. This time it could be me. Yesterday a werewolf was murdered outside the Velvet, the night-time playground of one of the most powerful vampires in England. Now half the monsters in London are at each other’s throats, and the other half are trying to get in my pants. The Witch Queen will protect her own, the wolves are out for vengeance, and the vampires are out for, y’know, blood. 

I’ve got a killer on the loose, a war on the horizon, and a scotch on the rocks. It’s going to be an interesting day. 

 

Get This Book On Amazon

 

8 Dragonoak: The Complete History of Kastelir by Sam Farren

Epic Fantasy 

After being exiled to the farmland around her village, Rowan Northwood takes the only chance at freedom she might ever get: she runs away with a passing Knight and doesn't look back. The woman cares nothing for Rowan's company, yet she’s the first person who isn’t repulsed by the powers that burn within her. 

Rowan soon learns that the scope of their journey is more than a desperate grasp at adventure. She breaks away from the weighty judgement of her village and has no choice but to abandon her Kingdom altogether. Sir Ightham's past takes them to Kastelir, a young country draped in the shadow of its long-dead Queen: a woman who was all tusks and claws and great, spiralling horns. 

Hiding her necromancy is no longer Rowan's greatest challenge, and what hounds them across Kingdoms and through mountains is already fifteen-hundred years in the making. 

 

Get This Book On Amazon 

 

9 Burning Suns: Conflagration by Lisa Wylie

Science Fiction 

- - Conflict is coming - - 

Jennifer Bronwen, deep-space freighter skipper, sometime smuggler, and occasional blaster-for-hire is flat broke and in desperate need of a job. With her bills mounting and her ship one unlucky micrometeorite collision away from the scrapheap, when she’s offered a lucrative contract for a risky heist, well, it’s an opportunity she can’t afford to pass up.  

Keera Naraymis, a secret agent on deep-cover assignment in alien space, has just one more job to finish before her mission is complete. Getting it right means making the galaxy a safer place, and taking a trip to the Terran homeworld should be simple enough. But in the espionage game, your enemies are never quite who they appear. 

When their lives collide with catastrophic consequences, Jen and Keera form an unlikely alliance to find out why anyone would want to kill either one of them. What they discover runs far deeper than they could ever have anticipated, and throws them into a race against time to stop a conspiracy that threatens to unravel a thousand years of peace in the galaxy of the Burning Suns. 

 

Get This Book On Amazon  

 

10 O Captain, My Captain Katherine V Forrest 

Erotic Science Fiction 

"O Captain, My Captain" is an intelligent, enthralling, and sensuous science fiction vampire story. 

Harper is on a galactic salvage mission into a dangerous asteroid zone with Captain Drake. 

Alone with the captain for days, Harper falls into her thrall and, eventually, into her bed. But Drake has secrets she protects at all costs . . . 

 

Get This Book On Amazon

 

About Nita Round

Nita is a UK based author. You can find her on: 

Her website 

Twitter 

Facebook 

Amazon

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Book Clips: Switchback by SW Andersen

August 24, 2017

Switchback by SW Andersen 

Synopsis 

Sierra Cody is on fire. A rising star in women’s professional downhill mountain bike racing, she has all the tools to become a world champion. All she needs to do is fully commit herself. Something far easier said than done. As stubborn as she is independent, Sierra has always carved her own path, refusing to fall in line with the controlling, commercialized aspects of the sport. Her trademark no-holds-barred, reckless style of riding has earned her as many cheers as it has jeers. 

Dr. Kara Davies, a highly regarded and accomplished physician, is well on her way to achieving her dreams in chiropractic research. Commitment to her goals has never been an issue, but her personal life is a different story. Preferring the comfort and safety of her lab over personal relationships, Kara’s one-track mind allows no deviation.  

But life is full of twists and turns. After an accident on the track lands Sierra in Kara’s on-site medical center, the doctor suddenly finds she has more on her mind that work. 

Blindsided by mutual attraction, Sierra and Kara struggle to accept their feelings for each other and to deal with the change it brings. Will love be enough? Or will life’s little switchbacks send them both careening off course?

 

You can find this novel on Amazon.com | on Amazon.co.uk | on Amazon.ca 

 

 

Visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com/Reading for more information on sending us your reading for Book Clips

 

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Lez Gek Out! Wynona Earp

August 23, 2017

 

Wynonna Earp 

Andi and Lise rave like crazy women over the TV show Wynonna Earp, which is the absolute awesome and Andi is pleased that she managed to totally peer pressure Lise to turn her into an Earper. 

 

Synopsis, as quoted from SyFy: 

“Wynonna Earp follows Wyatt Earp's great granddaughter as she battles demons and other creatures. With her unique abilities, and a posse of dysfunctional allies, she's the only thing that can bring the paranormal to justice.’ 

What that synopsis doesn’t tell you is that this show is full of women’s and feminist badassery, a F/F relationship, and explorations of relationships between all the characters, and that’s no doubt due to showrunner/show developer Emily Andras, also of Lost Girl fame. So that should give you an idea that there is awesome throughout this show, and Andi and Lise STRONGLY recommend it. 

Also, Andi is doing Season 2 recaps at her personal blog

 

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The Write Stuff: 10 Tips To Creating Your Author Brand

August 22, 2017

10 Tips To Creating Your Author Brand 

by Sheena and Tamara 

In this episode of The Write Stuff we chat about Author Brands. Last week we discussed what an author brand is and why authors need one. This week we give you 10 tips to help you create your own author brand

10 Tips Are:

1 What do you write? 

2 Who will be t adding it? 

3 How are you different form competitors? 

4 What's your style guide? 

5 Logo 

6 Headshot 

7 Website 

8 Contact Page 

9 Tag line/ elevator pitch 

10 Media kit, bio, headshot, press release, book synopsis, contact info 

 

 

About Tamara 

Tamara has a post graduate degree in Marketing and has been working in the field for over ten years. In this episode she lends us her expertise as we discuss how authors can create a strong brand for themselves. 

You can find Tamara on The Lesbian Talk Show website 

 

About Sheena 

Sheena started The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. She saw a gap for great content for listeners and readers. The Lesbian Review is now one of the biggest review websites in the sector and The Lesbian Talk Show is one of the biggest podcasts in the sector.  

Great content is a priority for Sheena and she is always chatting to authors and listeners in search of new topics for her podcasts. 

You can find Sheena on

Facebook 

Twitter

 

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Women And Words: Tech Issues, Wonder Twin Powers, And Lesbian Pirates

August 21, 2017

 Tech Issues, Wonder Twin Powers, And Lesbian Pirates 

Overview 12-18 August 2017 

Andi and Jove finally managed to get this podcast recorded after roughly 37 tries over 2 days because WTF, Skype? Also, somebody please find Andi a link to one of those yellow “crime scene do not cross” scarves that Ellen Hart is wearing in the photo Jessie Chandler posted on the 14th

12 Aug.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta does a shout-out to lesfic stories set in Las Vegas. Leave her a comment with your recommendations. ☺ 

Women and Words link HERE 

13 Aug.: Q&A with author Niamh (pronounced “Neve”) Murphy, who has a new book out, Escape to Pirate Island (a lesbian adventure romance!). She also gave a copy away! 

Women and Words link HERE 

Niamh Murphy’s website 

14 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler did a book signing in St. Paul with fellow authors Jean Redmann and Ellen Hart. Photos! 

Women and Words link HERE 

Jessie Chandler’s website 

15 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett on antiheroes and murky villains. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Find out more about Ashley here 

16 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson is working through the aftermath of her father’s death, and here she provides us a window to her process. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Clifford Mae Henderson’s website 

17 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle does a Throwback Thursday with some retro TV superheroes. 

Women and Words link HERE 

R.G. Emanuelle’s website 

18 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette does a Fangirl Friday on the Freeform network’s The Bold Type

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Andi fangirls on Tumblr 

Andi will also be at the Western Women Writers of New Mexico Sept. 16 in Albuquerque. 

Also, Andi and Jove both raved about R.G. Emanuelle’s food writing. If you sign up for the Dirt Road Books free monthly newsletter, you’ll get one of her free short stories in the September issue. ☺ And you can find R.G.’s novella Add Spice to Taste on Amazon

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Book Clips: Until You See Me by Roberta Degnore

August 21, 2017

Until You See me by Roberta Degnore 

Synopsis 

Why does a woman admit to a murder so horrible the body can’t even be identified as a man or a woman? —Because it’s better than what she really did. 

It was the crime of the decade in 1932. Grotesque. And it really happened, although not quite this way. The twist is modern: if everyone thinks about death, no one will ask about love—who you should never love, and why. 

So this murder is a love story, or the end of one. The eternal triangle goes terribly wrong because these three people really love each other. But their love is too much. It’s what drives Pearl, her controlling husband, and the “other woman” to fight for their lives. They fight to the death for what they can’t live without…each other. 

 

You can find this novel on Amazon.com | on Amazon.co.uk | on Amazon.ca  

 

Visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com/Reading for more information on sending us your reading for Book Clips

 

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The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast: Book Appreciation with Catherine Lundoff

August 19, 2017

Book Appreciation with Catherine Lundoff 

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 Catherine Lundoff recommends some favorite queer historical novels:  

Tomoe Gozen by Jessica Amanda Salmonson Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

Kissing the Witch (collection) by Emma Donoghue Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

Affinity by Sarah Waters Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

also a nod to The Armor of Light by Melissa Scott and Lisa Barnett (queer authors, but queer male protagonists) Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives here 

For further information on Catherine Lundoff’s fiction, see the website for Queen of Swords Press 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 

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Les Do Books: Embracing The Dawn by Jeannie Levig (Book Club)

August 18, 2017

Embracing the Dawn by Jeannie Levig 

Tara is joined in this episode by her fellow reviewer at The Lesbian Review, Amy Herman-Pall, to talk about Embracing the Dawn by Jeannie Levig. Listen to find out who their favourite character is, why it has one of the best opening scenes going, and what book they hope Jeannie Levig will write some day. 

This podcast has spoilers, so be sure to read the book before you check it out. 

 

From the back of the book: 

Does love have a chance when no one knows she wants it? 

Jinx Tanner is an ex-con trying to piece together a life on the outside and heal her relationship with her half-sister who hasn’t spoken to her in over twenty-five years. Romantic love is nowhere on her radar. E. J. Bastien is a business executive with her life and heart under control. She has a successful career, a woman in her bed whenever she wants one, and a healthy relationship with her grown children—as long as they don’t find out she’s gay. She has no desire for romantic entanglements. 

When these two women awaken after a one-night stand to find their lives inextricably entwined, love has its work cut out for it. 

 

Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

Read Amy’s review here 

 

Tara also announces the next book club pick: 

Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton 

Synopsis 

Two old friends, one hot summer, a whole load of confusion. 

Poppy Jenkins makes everyone smile. She’s the heart of Wells, a beautiful village in mid-Wales, leaving light and laughter in her wake. She has a doting family, an errant dog and a little sister with a nose for mischief. But she’s the only gay in the village and it’s a long time since she kissed a girl: the chance of romance in sleepy Wells is rarer than a barking sheep. 

If she doesn’t think too hard, life is cosy, until a smart sports car barrels into town with the last woman Poppy wants to see behind the wheel. Beautiful Rosalyn Thorn was once Poppy’s high school BFF even though she was trouble. Then one day she abandoned Wells and Poppy without explanation. Now the highflier is back and bound to cause fresh havoc in the village and with Poppy’s heart; folk are not happy. 

Wells needs to wake up to the 21st century and Rosalyn can help, but old prejudices die hard. If they can be friends it could be the chance to make everyone’s happy ever after. Couldn’t it? 

 

Get it on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

Read Sheena’s review here 

 

More info

Come talk to Tara and the rest of The Lesbian Review crew 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 

And if you’re loving the podcast on The Lesbian Talk Show, be sure to check out our Facebook group, The Lesbian Talk Show Chat Group

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Curves Welcome: The Power To Forgive

August 17, 2017

The Power to Forgive 

Novelist and Motivational Blogger Suzie Carr looks at how hurt and bitterness can destroy a person’s life and how learning to let go and forgive can lift her out of darkness and into a better light. 

A Note to Listeners: 

Is there a topic you’d like to hear me cover? Please email me at suzie@curveswelcome.com to let me know. I have a special treat for you if you do. Please mention Podcast Idea in your subject line. 

More info 

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Badass Women Save Themselves: Game of Thrones - Season 7, Episodes 4-5

August 16, 2017

Game of Thrones - season 7, episodes 4-5

In this episode of Badass Women Save Themselves, Jove and Blyth continue their discussion of Game of Thrones.

Back in Season Six, Daenerys Targaryen told Tyrion Lannister, “Lannister, Baratheon, Stark, Tyrell, they’re all just spokes on a wheel.  This one’s on top and that one’s on top and on and on it spins, crushing those on the ground. We’re not going to stop the wheel. I’m going to break the wheel.” In this episode, we go House by House and discuss what’s gone wrong, and what’s gone so, so right for the villains and heroes of Game of Thrones. Join us as we discuss Season Seven episodes 4-5. 

 

About Jove And Blythe 

Both are published authors and all round badass women in their own right.  Jove is also on the Women And Words podcast where she and Andi do a roundup of the week’s happenings on their website.  

You can find more info here 

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The Write Stuff: Why Do You Need An Author Brand?

August 15, 2017

Why Do Authors Need A Brand? 

by Sheena and Tamara 

In this episode of The Write Stuff we chat about Author Brands, what it is and why it is important. 

Find out: 

What is a brand? 

Why is it important? 

What is brand unity and how do you get it?

 

Look out for 10 Tips To Creating An Author Brand Next Week 

 

About Tamara 

Tamara has a post graduate degree in Marketing and has been working in the field for over ten years. In this episode she lends us her expertise as we discuss how authors can create a strong brand for themselves. 

You can find Tamara on The Lesbian Talk Show website

About Sheena 

Sheena started The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. She saw a gap for great content for listeners and readers. The Lesbian Review is now one of the biggest review websites in the sector and The Lesbian Talk Show is one of the biggest podcasts in the sector. 

Great content is a priority for Sheena and she is always chatting to authors and listeners in search of new topics for her podcasts. 

You can find Sheena on

Facebook 

Twitter

 

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Les Talk About It: Do Lesbian Relationships Last?

August 14, 2017

 

Do Lesbian Relationships Last? 

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are discussing lesbian relationships. They ask the question do lesbian relationships actually last? 

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Sheena is the founder of The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel and The Lesbian Review. Tamara is super smart and loves researching and together this married couple are known to get slightly off topic and laugh a lot. 

Send your questions and comments to Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com or visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com for more info about this and our other podcasts. 

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Women and Words: Feminist theology, sharks, and (food) porn with Andi and Jove

August 13, 2017

 

Andi and Jove chat about a cool podcast Jove’s been listening to, ponder 1960s descriptions of lesbianism, and try to figure out why some people might cut the ends off their roasts. Andi also tries to convince Jove that Sharknado movies are totally legit.

 

6 Aug.: Author Sarah Ettritch hilariously describes some of the books she found in her collection while cleaning some things out, including books from the 1960s on lesbianism. How things have changed. And maybe not so much.

 

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Sarah Ettritch’s website

 

7 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae discusses the attempt to ban trans troops from the military and provides some historical context for other military bans. Upshot? It’s BS.

 

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Find more info on Lynette Mae HERE

 

8 Aug.: Life coach and Women and Wordster Angela Grace walks us through the process of critical reflection, which is basically assessing why we have some of the beliefs we do and determining which ones still serve us well and which don’t.

 

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Angela Grace’s life coaching website

 

9 Aug.: Author and artist Doreen Perinne talked about picking your battles in these times, and choosing issues that resonate with you so that you can maintain activism.

 

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Find Doreen on Facebook

 

10 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde tells us where we can go for the best fried chicken in her life and talks about her love of food and the role it has played in at least one of her books.

 

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Fiona Zedde’s website

 

11 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirls over the Sharknado movies and the history of creature features.

 

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Andi Marquette’s website

Andi fangirls on Tumblr

 

Events coming up!

 

Andi Marquette will be at the 5thWestern Women Writers of New Mexico gathering in Albuquerque Sept. 16, along with authors Isabella, Robin Perini, and Jennifer Fulton.

 

Speaking of Jennifer Fulton, she will be the keynote speaker at The Left Coast Lesbian Literary Conference (LCLC) Oct. 4-8 in Palm Springs, CA.

 

Jove Belle and Blythe Rippon will be heading to Seattle for the Nov. 3-4 Read With Pride Northwest gathering, held at the Seattle Central Public Library.

 

And YOU, too, can be a guest blogger at Women and Words. Easy-Peasy.

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The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast: Interview with Catherine Lundoff

August 12, 2017

Interview with Catherine Lundoff 

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

In this episode we talk about 

  • How Alexandre Dumas and quitting law school started Catherine’s writing career 
  • Sources of historic inspiration 
  • Her favorite genres 
  • Christopher Marlowe and Shakespeare’s fictional sister 
  • Her aspiration to blend Regency romance and pirates 
  • Catherine’s academic background in history and feminist anthropology 
  • Queen of Swords Press and other projects 
  • Plans for publishing historical fiction with fantastic elements under Queen of Swords Press 

Publications mentioned: 

  • Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories by Catherine Lundoff. Queen of Swords Press, 2017. Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca
  • "M. Le Maupin" in Lesbian Short Fiction, edited by Jinx Beers. Vol 3, Fall, 1997. Tantra Publications.
  • The Encyclopedia of Amazons by Jessica Amanda Salmonson. 1992. 
  • Wild Women: Crusaders, Curmudgeons, and Completely Corsetless Ladies in the Otherwise Virtuous Victorian Era by Autumn Stephens. Conari Press, 1992. Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca
  • “A Splash of Crimson” by Catherine Lundoff in Respectable Horror, ed. Ian Burdon. Fox Spirit Books, 2017. Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca
  • “Shakespeare’s Sister” in A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf. 1929. (https://www.amazon.com/Room-Ones-Own-Virginia-Woolf/dp/1614279934)
  • A Dead Man in Deptford by Anthony Burgess. 1995. Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca
  • “Great Reckonings, Little Rooms” by Catherine Lundoff (in Out of This World) Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca
  • "Regency Masquerade" by Catherine Lundoff, reprinted in Kissed By Venus, May, 2008. Originally published in the Harrington Park Lesbian Fiction Quarterly. Vol. 3 (1), Alice Street Editions, 2002. (Historical Romance). (Mentioned in the interview as “Bath Masquerade”) 
  • The Four Musketeers: The True Story of D'Artagnan, Porthos, Aramis & Athos by Kari Maund and Phil Nanson. Tempus, 2005. Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca
  • Aphra Behn: A Secret Life by Janet Todd. Fentum Press, 2017. (reprint of the 1997 edition The Secret Life of Aphra Behn) Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca
  • Silver Moon by Catherine Lundoff. Queen of Swords Press, 2017. (contemporary fantasy, not historical) Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

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