Get a hobby — Coffee Break With KA & Dana

January 28, 2019

Get A Hobby

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

Whether you love woodworking, playing guitar, gardening, playing bridge, or making jewelry, hobbies can be soul-nurturing endeavors with health benefits.

In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the topic of hobbies including:

  • why we need them 
  • potential physical health benefits
  • potential mental health benefits
  • hobby suggestions

KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. She writes stories about lesbians, burdened by past trauma, who find healing in the love of a soul mate.

Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks.

As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.kamoll.com 

Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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The New Atalantis - Secret Lesbian Clubs in 17th c Literature - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 30d

January 26, 2019

The New Atalantis - Secret Lesbian Clubs in 17th c Literature

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 30d with Heather Rose Jones

Readings from an early 18th century satirical roman à clef that depicts a secret society of sapphists at the court of Queen Anne of England.

In this episode we talk about

  • The context and purpose of Delarivier Manley’s work
  • An annotated reading of selections discussing f/f relationships
  • The full text of The New Atalantis can be found at Google Books
  • This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here.
  • A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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10 Reasons Romance Rocks - The Lesbian Review

January 25, 2019

10 Reasons Romance Rocks

The Lesbian Review Podcast

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

The 10 Reasons are:

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

 

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

 

 

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This podcast is a spinoff of the website.

 

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How to Balance Life & Time Effectively by Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

January 24, 2019

How to Balance Life and Time More Effectively

Seize the Day Podcast

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.  In todays show, I explore how we can balance our life and time more effectively.

 

There are some fundamental basics we can follow in order to balance our life and time, including: leaving work ‘at work’, saying no, and taking time off.

 

There are also more holisitic ideals we can focus on, such as being positive and keeping your energy 'bank' high.

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

 

Natalie Online

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The Curvy Side of Life by Suzie Carr - Book Clips

January 23, 2019

The Curvy Side of Life by Suzie Carr

Book Clips 

Welcome to Book Clips, the mini podcast where authors and narrators give you a taste of a book with a short snippet. 

In this episode we hear the first chapter of the audiobook for The Curvy Side of Life by Suzie Carr

 

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?

 

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Suzie Carr Online

Website:  http://curveswelcome.com

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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SuzieCarrNovelist

 

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Combating Seasonal and Holiday Depression — Coffee Break With KA & Dana

January 21, 2019

Combating Seasonal and Holiday Depression

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

The holiday season can be difficult for anyone suffering from depression, but it can be especially difficult for many in the LGBT community, a community at higher risk for depression and suicide than the general population.

In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the topic of depression including:

  • symptoms and treatment
  • why it's worse during certain seasons and around the holidays
  • strategies to feel better 

KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. She writes stories about lesbians, burdened by past trauma, who find healing in the love of a soul mate. In addition, she writes romantic thrillers as Cade Brogan.

Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks.

As co-hosts, they're quite the duo.

Connect with them online at www.kamoll.com

Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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The Favourite - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 30c

January 19, 2019

The Favourite

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 30c with Heather Rose Jones

A review of the movie The Favourite, about the rivalry between Sarah Duchess of Marlborough and Abigail Masham for the favour and affections of Anne, Queen of England.

I’m joined in this show by Farah Mendlesohn, historian and both author and publisher of queer historical fiction, and by Trystan Bass, co-founder and editor in chief of the Frock Flicks blog and podcast. We talk about everything from the necessary historical inaccuracies of film making, to the use of costume and setting in conveying the film’s themes, to how much we loved both the story and the performances in this movie.

A transcript of this podcast is pending and will appear here

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Links to Trystan Bass Online

 

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Fiona Riley’s Lesbian Fiction Journey

January 18, 2019

Fiona Riley's Lesbian Fiction Journey

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Fiona Riley

Fiona Riley joins Tara to share the story of how she discovered lesfic, how she went on to find fanfic, what she thinks about the current state of lesbian fiction, and the types of books she likes to read now.

Check out the books Fiona mentions here:

Find Fiona Riley online

More info

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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.

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How to Make a Fresh Start - Curves Welcome

January 17, 2019

How to Make a Fresh Start

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

Starting over always requires a level of courage that can seem overwhelming. It takes courage to toss aside old ideals for new ones. Whether you're starting over out of necessity for your health, career, and happiness, or you're doing so because you're bored and in need of a challenge, doing so will offer great benefits.

In today's podcast, we take a look at: 

  • Finding your courage after you've lost your way
  • How comfort can be debilitating
  • Capitalizing on change when taking a leap of faith
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First Fall by Genevieve Fortin - Book Clips

January 16, 2019

First Fall by Genevieve Fortin

Book Clips 

Welcome to Book Clips, the mini podcast where authors and narrators give you a taste of a book with a short snippet. 

In this episode we hear a reading from First Fall by Genevieve Fortin

 

Synopsis 

Audrey Eriksson gladly gave up fast-paced city living and all its complications years ago. Living in quiet St. Georges suits her perfectly and she’s quite content with her surroundings. But then an unexpected work assignment throws her off-kilter professionally, and a growing attraction to her neighbor threatens to upend her personal life as well. 

 

New to the neighborhood and absorbed in her own problems with a failing marriage, Marielle Demers welcomes her easy friendship with Audrey. Soon the nature of their friendship forces her to question her feelings and when she sees Audrey with another woman she realizes that she’d prefer to be the one who’s dating Audrey. She keeps the revelation secret as long as she can, but her feelings prove harder and harder to ignore. 

Can two women who prefer an uncomplicated life handle the messiness of falling in love?

 

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The Lesfic Bard Awards: New Recognition for Queer Literature

January 15, 2019

The Lesfic Bard Awards - New Recognition for Queer Literature

For Love & Money

 
This week, K'Anne Meinel joins me to talk about The Lesfic Bard Awards, an exciting new opportunity to get recognition for lesbian-themed literature.
 
We discuss:
  • K'Anne's personal marketing strategy
  • How the Lesfic Bard Awards got started
  • The judging and awards process
  • How the Bard Awards can help you raise the profile of your book
Links Mentioned
 
Links to K'Anne Online
 
 
Links to Rae Online
Twitter @RaeDMagdon
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So, how’s it going with that New Year’s resolution?

January 14, 2019

Making and Keeping New Year's Resolutions

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

According to www.entrepreneur.com, "a lot of people have great resolution ideas to achieve their goals, like automatic bank transfers for saving money and a new smartwatch to help with weight loss. However, statistics show that only 9.2 percent of people ever achieve their New Year's resolutions and break free from their bad habits." 

In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the topic of resolutions:

  • why we make them,
  • why we find it difficult to keep them,
  • and what we can do to be more successful.

KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. She writes stories about lesbians, burdened by past trauma, who find healing in the love of a soul mate.

Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks.

As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com.

Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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The State of Lesbian Historicals in 2018 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 30b

January 12, 2019

The State of Lesbian Historicals in 2018

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 30b with Heather Rose Jones

Now that I’ve been listing new historical releases for a year, what does the state of the field look like?

In this episode we talk about

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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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The Power of Intention by Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

January 10, 2019

The Power of Intention

Seize the Day Podcast

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.

 

Happy new year everyone. I’m so excited to be starting the new year with you all. 

 

In todays show, I want to explore the power of intention. I want to strip it back, forget about resolutions and explore how we can have clear intention with our thoughts, goals and general day to day life.

 

The mind is an incredibly powerful tool - our thoughts play a huge part in our life, so we need to be crystal clear what we are putting out into the world.

 

The simplest way to do that is to look within ourselves and ask:

 

  1. What do I want?
  2. How do I want to feel?
  3. What do I want to be?

 

In order to answer these questions, we need to focus on three things:

 

  • Clarity - Being clear
  • Senses - Trusting your gut
  • Openness - Being open

 

Hope you enjoy the show!

 

Natalie Online

Website:  www.seizethe-day.com

Twitter: @natmillersnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

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Princess of Dorsa by Eliza Andrews - Book Clips

January 9, 2019

Princess of Dorsa by Eliza Andrews

Book Clips 

Welcome to Book Clips, the mini podcast where authors and narrators give you a taste of a book with a short snippet. 

In this episode we hear the beginning of the audiobook of Princess Dorsa

Synopsis 

The fate of an empire lies in the hands of one untested princess.

Rebellious Princess Natasia has always known that her fate is to marry a man her father can shape into his heir. But everything changes after a would-be assassin nearly takes Tasia's life. Someone with means and connections is obviously trying to destabilize the Empire, but who? No noble family is above suspicion, so the Emperor takes the extraordinary step of naming his daughter his true heir.

Tasia suddenly finds herself saddled with learning to rule an entire Empire. But there are enemies on every side, threatening to disrupt the Empire's fragile peace -- there's the long-standing and deeply unpopular war in the East, disagreements amongst her father's closest advisors, angry lords threatening their defiance, and rumors of a faraway kingdom trying to sow discord.

Can Tasia rise to the occasion? Will she be the leader her father believes her to be? Or is the Empire doomed to fall?

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Starting 2019 Right - Les Talk About It

January 7, 2019

Starting 2019 Right

Les Talk About It

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

They talk about:

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

About The Hosts

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

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

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

 

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

 

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On the Shelf January 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 30a

January 5, 2019

On the Shelf January 2019

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 30a with Heather Rose Jones

Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing.

In this episode we talk about

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Blog: http://alpennia.com/blog

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Email: contact@alpennia.com

Twitter: @heatherosejones

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Heather-Rose-Jones-490950014312292/

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Katherine V. Forrest Shares Her Lesbian Fiction Journey

January 4, 2019

Katherine V. Forrest Shares Her Lesbian Fiction Journey

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Katherine V. Forrest

In this episode, Tara is joined by Katherine V. Forrest, author of the iconic Curious Wine, Kate Delafield mystery series and Coral Dawn sci fi series. She shares the first lesbian fiction books she found, what what excites her about the current state of the genre, and her hopes for the future.

Check out the books Katherine V. Forrest discusses:

Find Katherine V. Forrest online

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

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What Matters Most - Curves Welcome

January 3, 2019

What Matters Most

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

In this episode, I take a step back and reflect on my first ever podcast episode where I asked a provocative question I borrowed from Steve Jobs: If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today. 

We take a look at: 

  • How to set priorities effectively
  • What action to take on priority goals
  • How to ensure you're living your best life
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