The Termination by Annette Mori - Book Clips

December 28, 2017

The Termination by Annette Mori - Book Clips 

Synopsis 

Codee is having a bad day and it’s only going to get worse. As she makes her way across the icy parking lot to a meeting, she falls, knocking herself out. Disorientated, she arrives at her meeting to facilitate a termination proceeding for Sawyer, a former employee of the month. 

Sawyer, a compassionate young woman, is resigned to her fate. Her only question is what fate is that? 

The termination Codee is asked to do is so far from the norm, she shakes her head in wonder. Is she hallucinating after her fall? Has she fallen into an Alice type rabbit hole? The only thing she can think to do is to save Sawyer. They escape from the meeting and attempt to find answers to the dilemma, only to find more questions. 

Enjoy this satirical romance, with all of its twists and turns, that just might make you go hmm... 

 

You can find this novel on Amazon

 

 

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Galaxy Quest

December 27, 2017

Galaxy Quest

Lez Geek Out! 22

Andi and Lise totally lose it over one of their joint fave movies, Galaxy Quest (1999), which is a delightful spoof of Star Trek and the Star Trek fandoms. It’s a hilarious romp through sci-fi fandom, a clever nod to various plots and fun show tropes, and just a whole lot of fun in general. 

The film stars Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman among others.  

Seriously. It’s well worth your time. 

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A Recap of the Year 2017

December 26, 2017

In this episode Harper Bliss and her Mrs. review their 2017 and discuss what's in store for 2018. Harper also reveals how she recently reached Peak Lesbian.

 

Email questions to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo 

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

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Episode 17d: Death did not them Depart

December 23, 2017

Death did not them Depart

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 17d

 An examination of joint grave memorials for pairs of unrelated women that use the symbolism of marriage.

In this episode we talk about

  • Classical Greek sculptural monuments from 5th c. BCE Athens
  • A Classical Roman memorial in which two women are shown clasping right hands, in a gesture typically indicating marriage
  • The unusual joint memorial brass of Elizabeth Etchingham and Agnes Oxenbridge from the 15th century in East Sussex
  • The 17th century grave memorial of Mary Barber of Suffolk, which gave equal prominence to her husband and her beloved friend Ann Chitting.
  • The 18th century memorial of Mary Kendall in Westminster Cathedral commemorating her “close union and friendship” with Lady Catharine Jones and her wish that their ashes might lie together after deat.
  • The memorial dedication by Mary Pope for Katharine Bovey, commemorating their “near 40 years in perfect friendship”, and with additional information documenting their joint household for those 40 years and how Bovey was notorious for refusing marriage in favor of “the pleasues of friendship.”

More info

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

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

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

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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What Happened in Lesfic in 2017 and Our Predictions for 2018

December 22, 2017

What Happened in Lesfic in 2017 and Our Predictions for 2018

Les Do Books

In this episode, Tara is joined by Sheena, founder of The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. They talk about the predictions they had for lesbian fiction trends in 2017 and whether they came true, and make predictions about what’s ahead for lesfic in 2018.

You can check out the books mentioned here:

More info

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

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Curves Welcome: Turn Uncertainty into Opportunity

December 21, 2017

Curves Welcome –Turn Uncertainty into Opportunity

Novelist and motivational blogger Suzie Carr analyzes uncertainty and its powerful effect on life. She examines those who have the ability to take a bad situation and create a good outcome from it.

Uncertainty is as much a part of life as breathing. Most of us fear uncertainty on some level. We may fear things like getting into a car accident on the way to the grocery store, losing our job that we love, finding out we didn’t get that promotion we sought, missing out on a fun vacation because of a lack of funds, having our car not start on an important meeting day. You’re not alone if you’ve had these thoughts. But what makes us have these thoughts in the first place?

Some experts might say it’s out intolerance of uncertainty that causes us to fear it.

Interestingly enough, many of us view uncertainty as a bad thing. We attribute a bad outcome to its presence. But what if that uncertainty is necessary for you to get to a new place, a better place? What if these uncertain situations create good outcomes in the end?

Tune in and see how bad things can evolve into good.

 

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.

 

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Badass Women Save Themselves: Wynonna Earp

December 20, 2017

Demons, outlaws, and badass women saving lots of people? We're in! Wynonna Earp's a somewhat derivative show (Buffy meets Lost Girls) that we love anyway. The characters are great--and very, very pretty to look at. The relationships between them are engaging. And its one-liner game is strong. Great representations of women--and men! Join us as we talk about our favorite parts of the show.

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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Boxsets and traumatizing television

December 19, 2017
In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) talk about boxsets as a way to make your backlist work, and Harper reveals the television show that traumatized her so much, she can't watch the rest of it.
 

Email questions to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo 

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

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The Chronicles of Arenacea Book One by SM Lee

December 18, 2017

The Chronicles of Arenacea Book One by SM Lee 

Book Clips 

Synopsis 

Zeteria is the first woman to be warrior caste in over 500 years. Her world is harsh and unyielding, filled with fights to the death in an arena for the “glory” of the lord of her house. The noble caste is all powerful, treating women and the other castes as slaves.  

Zee’s life changes when she meets Tessimi, a noble born woman who has become servant caste due to the fact that she’s, as of yet, unmarried. In their world, love between two women is punishable by death. But that won’t stop Zeteria and Tessimi from fighting for a way to be together.  

 

You can find this novel on Amazon 

 

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Episode 17c: Book Appreciation with T. T. Thomas

December 16, 2017

Book Appreciation with T. T. Thomas

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 17c

 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 T. T. Thomas recommends some favorite queer historical novels:

More info

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

For further information on T. T. Thomas see https://www.ttthomas.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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Captivated by Annette Mori - Book Clips

December 15, 2017

Captivated by Annette Mori - Book Clips 

Synopsis 

Juliet Lewis has one too many quirks for her own well-being. Snooping was bound to get her in trouble with the locals someday, but when she comes across sexy officer Tanner Sullivan executing the local drug dealer in cold blood, things turn dire for her. Will Tanner turn out to be her jailor or savior when a very nasty character believes Juliet stumbled onto something she should have kept her cute nose out of. 

Sparks fly when the obsessive-compulsive Juliet and the paranoid Tanner cross paths in this quirky romantic thriller with a new twist around every corner. 

 

You can find this novel on Amazon

 

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The Ultimate Betrayal by Annette Mori - Book Clips

December 14, 2017

The Ultimate Betrayal by Annette Mori - Book Clips 

Synopsis 

Lara is a successful, beautiful, charming, financier. She is also a total control freak, so whatever Lara wants, Lara makes sure she gets. Lara has a secret and is playing a dangerous game that might end up costing her everything she values…money and love. 

Rachel is Lara’s fun loving, charming, irresistible wife. Her charisma is equal to her beauty, warmth, and compassion. 

Sophia’s surprise visit to see Lara sets in motion a number of life-changing events for them all. But just who is Sophia? 

Add Joy, Sophia’s opinionated best friend, and you have the recipe for a fast-paced romance complete with satisfying twists and turns. 

Hell has no fury like a woman scorned. 

 

You can find this novel on Amazon

 

 

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Interview with Clare Lydon and her wife Yvonne

December 12, 2017

In this episode Harper Bliss and her Mrs. talk to British lesbian romance author Clare Lydon and her Mrs. and they compare notes on how to make the author/partner relationship work smoothly.

 

Email questions to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo 

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

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Can Butch Women Be Feminist?

December 11, 2017

Can Butch Women Be Feminist? 

Ask A Butch 

Today Sheena is joined by Amy and Lise to chat about whether or not a butch women can be feminist.

About Amy Herman-Pall 

Amy’s been out for over 25 years, but it took her some time to accept and identify with the label ‘butch.’ She’s worked in several different traditionally male jobs, from carpentry and woodworking, to truck driving, and in each she’s simply proven that a woman can do as well as a man. 

As far as other butch stereotypes go, there are some she fits and some she never will. But she’s found her match in the femme that claimed her. 

 

You can find her on 

Facebook, through The Lesbian Review Book Club 

Twitter 

 

About Lise MacTague 

Lise MacTague is a spec fit author. She has been known to play ice hockey and build awesome cosplay guns that she sells on her etsy account. 

She co-hosts the podcast Let Geek Out! and she does occasional reviews for The Lesbian Review. 

 

You can find her on

Her Website 

Facebook 

Twitter 

Etsy 

 

About Sheena 

Sheena struggled for most of her youth with coming out. It was only at 22 when she met her wife that she could no longer deny her attraction to women. A large part of why she struggled had to do with the misconceptions and stereotypes of being a lesbian. 

So she and her wife started to the show Les Talk About It where these myths and stereotypes are discussed. 

Ask A Butch is a spin-off show. Sheena soon realized that it was not possible to answer questions all types of lesbians and so she wanted to address hatred towards butch women, specifically. 

 

Find Sheena on

Website 

Facebook 

Twitter 

 

More Info 

If you have a question or want to share a thought then come and chat to us on The Lesbian Talk Show Chat Group or email Sheena on podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com

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Episode 17b: Interview with T.T. Thomas

December 9, 2017

Interview with T.T. Thomas

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - episode 17b

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

 In this episode we talk about

  • What T.T. finds so interesting about the decades around 1900
  • Her fascination with the Regency-era figure of Anne Lister, whose diaries discuss her affairs with women in code
  • Using professional journals, dictionaries, and court records for historic research
  • Correspondence as a medium of storytelling
  • How T.T.’s international family history inspired her settings
  • The cross-country romantic odyssey of The Blondness of Honey from San Francisco to Chicago
  • The story-within-a story of Vivien and Rose: when your characters start writing their own gothic romantic adventures
  • Writing less common takes on sexuality
  • Speaking of sex in code and metaphor, both in historic documents and fiction
  • Mistress of Mogador and researching cultures very different from your own

Publications mentioned:

More info

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

Website:

Facebook

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

There is no transcript available for this podcast.

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Roslyn Sinclair Talks Lesbian Fiction and F/F Fanfic

December 8, 2017

Roslyn Sinclair Talks Lesbian Fiction and F/F Fanfic

Les Do Books

In this episode, author Roslyn Sinclair (aka Telanu, author of the greatest fanfic of all time, Truth and Measure) joins Tara to talk about a few lesbian fiction and fanfic that she loves. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about which books Roslyn thinks everyone should check out.

Check out the stories discussed here:

Learn more about Roslyn Sinclair

More info

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

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Curves Welcome: How to Be Attentive to the Present Moment

December 7, 2017

Curves Welcome – How to Be Attentive to the Present Moment

Novelist and motivational blogger Suzie Carr talks about one of the greatest life lessons she learned from her dogs, how to be more mindful in this chaotic world.

The greatest lessons I’ve learned in life have been through my dogs. Dogs are natural leaders, healers, and friends. Without words, without judgment, without criticism, and instead with a simple look, they know exactly how to communicate the important things in life.

One of the greatest life lessons I learned that I learned from my dogs is indulging in the present moment, or in other words, being mindful.

Dogs understand how to live in the present moment. They know how to dig in and really grasp the here and now. If we can learn how to be more mindful, we can learn how to live a better life. How to stay calm, centered and attentive to the present moment.

What do mindful people do on a daily basis to make the most out of life? Tune in the find out!

 

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: What Happened by Hillary Clinton - three big takeaways

December 6, 2017

No, but really, what the hell happened in 2016? How did the United States elect as president a reality television star who campaigned on hate? How did arguably the most qualified candidate for president in US history lose? What was really going on with Russia? How did fake news influence the election? What on earth was James Comey thinking? So many questions. In this excellent book, Hillary Clinton tries to answer what happened--globally, nationally, and personally--in 2016. The book is beautifully crafted and draws on her extensive knowledge of sociopolitical trends in the US and abroad. It will make you smarter. It might make you cry. It's important, and in this podcast episode we try to explain why.

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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Harper Bliss wisdoms and some television chat

December 5, 2017

Harper Bliss wisdoms and some television chat 

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs
 
In this episode Harper Bliss dispenses some wisdoms (Blissdoms?) and Her Mrs (Caroline) wants to hear from the independent authors in the audience. Plus they discuss the television shows they've been watching recently.
 

Email questions to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo 

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

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The Domme Tamer by Kat Evans

December 4, 2017

The Domme Tamer by Kat Evans 

Book Clips 

Synopsis 

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. 

 When a string of brutal murders hits the Big Easy’s highly secretive BDSM community, it threatens to expose high-profile members of its conservative Southern culture. With each clue New Orleans Homicide Detective Jillian Robichaux uncovers, the deeper she is lured down a journey of sexual discovery. 

But how far will she go? 

In her new erotic thriller, The Domme Tamer, bestselling author Kat Evans brilliantly uses an all-female cast of main characters to take you on a heart-pounding race to catch a serial killer.   

 

You can find this novel on Amazon

 

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