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Erin Dutton’s Lesfic Journey, Including the Rise of E-Books - Les Do Books

Erin Dutton’s Lesfic Journey, Including the Rise of E-Books - Les Do Books

October 11, 2019

Erin Dutton’s Lesfic Journey, Including the Rise of E-Books

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Erin Dutton

This week, Tara and author Erin Dutton (Wavering Convictions) talk cause and effect. What’s it like to finally find ‘your shelf’? How does a breakup turn into a book of your own? More broadly, how has technology changed lesbian fiction? Along the way they rummage through their favourite tropes and Tara tries (and fails) to not fangirl out. Enjoy!

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Internationally Successful & Award Winning Indie Author Clare Ashton joins Natalie Miller-Snell on Seize the Day

Internationally Successful & Award Winning Indie Author Clare Ashton joins Natalie Miller-Snell on Seize the Day

October 3, 2019

Internationally Successful & Award Winning Indie Author Clare Ashton talks Books and Boobs

 

Seize the Day Podcast

 

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

 

In todays show I am joined by the fabulous Clare Ashton.  We talk life before writing, why Clare is synonymous with boobs, After Mrs Hamilton (no spoilers) and she offers her fabulous advice for listeners to seize the day.  She has some great anecdotes to tell.

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

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The End of the World with Anna Burke - Les Do Books

The End of the World with Anna Burke - Les Do Books

September 27, 2019

The End of the World with Anna Burke 

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Anna Burke

This week, Tara is joined by author Anna Burke (Compass Rose, Thorn). Anna shares her journey with lesbian fiction and their conversation takes us on a tour through the end of the world, food truck romances, the perfect grilled cheese sandwich and even lesbians in space. It’s a wild ride, but through it all the constant for Anna is the importance of books and how they can lead to a kinder world. Enjoy!

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Multi-Awarding Winning Author, Publisher and Former Surgeon Radclyffe joins Natalie Miller-Miller on Seize the Day

Multi-Awarding Winning Author, Publisher and Former Surgeon Radclyffe joins Natalie Miller-Miller on Seize the Day

September 19, 2019

Multi-Awarding Winning Author, Publisher and Former Surgeon Radclyffe talks Surgery, Books and Goats

 

Seize the Day Podcast

 

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

 

When I started this podcasting journey, I wanted to share the insights I have learned throughout my life and where possible, support individuals to Seize the Day; grab the opportunities and find the courage to do so.  I also wanted to celebrate women leaders, trailblazers and those individuals who are paving the way.  So I am delighted that Radclyffe joins me on todays show.

 

Radclyffe talks to me about how it all began.  From her surgery days, to writing romantic novels, starting Bold Stroke Books and her recent RWA Trailblazer award.  She has some fabulous insights which she shares and some great ‘Seize the Day’ moments.

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

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Interview with Olivia Waite - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 38b

Interview with Olivia Waite - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 38b

September 14, 2019

Interview with Olivia Waite

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 38b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

  • What attracted her to writing historical stories
  • How the Ladies’ Guide started as a straight romance and the contrast in social dynamics
  • Exerience versus imagination in writing romance
  • Bi representation in romance
  • Figuring out how your characters understand their sexuality
  • What it’s like to publish f/f romance with a mainstream publisher
  • The experience of being a bisexual woman reading lesfic
  • Classical erotic literature and the range of sexual experiences
  • Trying to get into the heads (or other organs) of people in history
  • The next two books in the “Feminine Pursuits” series
  • Books mentioned
  • A transcript of this podcast is pending.

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6 Cheating Books to Get You Thinking - Les Do Books

6 Cheating Books to Get You Thinking - Les Do Books

September 13, 2019

6 Cheating Books to Get You Thinking

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Jeannie Levig

For many readers, cheating in romance isn’t just a hot button subject but a full-stop, do-not-pass-go deal-breaker. Today, Tara and Jeannie dive into the deep end with their recommendations and their thoughts on this difficult subject.

Check out Jeannie’s Recommendations

Check out Tara’s Recommendations

Check out the Honourable Mentions

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E. J. Noyes Shares Her Unusual Lesfic Journey - Les Do Books

E. J. Noyes Shares Her Unusual Lesfic Journey - Les Do Books

August 30, 2019

E. J. Noyes Shares Her Unusual Lesfic Journey 

Les Do Books with Tara and guest E. J. Noyes

In this episode, author E. J. Noyes shares her unconventional journey to discovering lesbian fiction, how she came to write it, and what she likes to read now.

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Emily Engberts Plays Miniature War Games - Unusual Hobbies

Emily Engberts Plays Miniature War Games - Unusual Hobbies

August 19, 2019

Emily Engberts Plays Miniature War Games

Unusual Hobbies

Author Emily Engberts joins Sheena today to talk about her hobby of painting and playing miniature war games.

In this episode:

  • What is miniature war gaming
  • Why it’s fun
  • How to get started

 

Books by Emily Engberts

 

A Blooming Spring Love by Emily Engberts

The first flowers each spring bring big changes along with them.

Two women, thinking that they are too different, find that those differences don’t have to be bad…

Dani lost all her dreams in the divorce three years ago, but she’s finally saved up enough to live her own dream this time. So, she moves to the island with her young daughter, Rose, to open a flower shop, ready for a new start in her life.

Her heart is still tender, but when she catches a glimpse of her daughter’s teacher, things start to change.

Kim is the only one of her siblings who still lives on the island. She loves her job as a primary school teacher but with siblings with big careers, she feels like she’s always behind them, never the same. She teaches, takes care of her parents and still feels like she’s not doing enough, like she’s supposed to do more.

That is, until she gets a new pupil in her class whose mother makes her rethink everything she ever presumed about her life, who makes her rethink everything she believed in.

Spring is coming and that means teaching about plants and colours and how things grow. A tour around the town with Kim’s class, trying to spot spring flowers and a couple of little lambs, brings the women closer together. But it’s not until an intimate moment at a dinner party that things start to get intense.

This year, will there be more than just flowers blooming on the island?

 

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Second Chance at Christmas

Josie doesn’t want to spend yet another Christmas as the only single adult at the family dinner. So, instead, she books a week long holiday to her favourite island. Ready to spend it doing what she loves doing most, long walks on the beach with her dog and reading novels in front of a fire.What she hasn’t counted on is running into her old summer fling, the one girl she could never forget.Sanne is freshly heartbroken, and instead of having to deal with her parents’ pitying looks over Christmas dinner, she decides to still go on the winter holiday she’d booked, even if it means going on her own.

She can entertain herself well enough, and maybe some fresh air will clear her head of all the darkness from the last months. But when she sees Josie at the cafe, she can’t help how her heart beats faster or how much she wants the other woman to hold her.What starts as a shared meal at a cafe, followed by the first snow of the season, could turn into much more.

They lost their chance of being together when they spent the summers on the island as teens, but can they take it now that they’re adults?

Can they take the chance amid knee-high snow and Christmas decorations?

 

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Her Elysium by Emmy Engberts

A chance meeting in the online game Destruction of Elysium changes the lives of a healer and a tank forever.

The digital worlds of MMORPGs are Alex’ only safe space. Online, she’s the great AlexTheDestroyer, leader of one of the biggest raiding guilds in Destruction of Elysium, a max level tank who kicks monster ass and she knows her way around every dungeon. In real life, she’s just Alex, a clumsy girl who’s hyper and too impulsive.

Until she meets a healer who seems to be able to heal more than just her online character. Only, Alex can’t fall for her. The guild desperately needs a new healer, or they’ll lose their top rank.

Can she risk the fate of the guild just to confess to the one girl who really seems to get her?

Fleur is a girly-girl who loves flowers, dresses and being a healer in her favourite MMORPG.

But in this online world, like in real life, she feels like she’s only playing a role, never truly herself.

That is until she meets a tank who seems to match her play style perfectly. She’s curious but also a little wary.

Can she really trust someone she met in a videogame?

When Alex and Fleur meet offline at the yearly guild meeting, everything they ever knew starts to shift…

 

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Willow's life hasn't been easy. She's autistic, living in a community closed off from the rest of the world 'for her own safety', and the only way she gets to interact with anyone is by logging in to the BASE (Bioelectrical Augmented Synapse Enhancement) platform and play videogames.

Her life revolves around playing VRMMORPGs with her close friends and making a little extra money on the side by trading items in the games so that she can buy pizza or new games when they come out.

The game she’s saving up for right now? Helheim Fallen Online, a Norse mythology inspired game, said to be changing the landscape of gaming forever.

Only, there are rumours going around that some people who get the beta invite for the game are going missing. It’s just a rumour, until her best friend Violet wins one of the beta keys and disappears, all traces of her gone, like she was never even there.

Now Willow is fighting against the clock to not only find out where Violet went, but why more people are going missing every day, and the only way to do that is by illegally getting into Helheim Fallen Online, play the game, and expose whoever is making people disappear.

And, above all, make sure she doesn’t get caught in the meantime and disappears herself.

She has ten days to pull it off.

 

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About Emily Engberts

Emmy spends most of her time writing, reading or otherwise being involved with books. When she isn’t doing that, she plays videogames (MMORPG and city builders are her favourites) or enjoys/irritates her cats.

Emmy has a neurodivergent brain and loves everyone. She writes LGBTQIA+ characters who deal with diverse topics but above all who love and are loved in return.

Emily Engberts Online

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Instagram @EasilyDistractedMedia

 

About Sheena

Sheena is the founder of both The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel. She has a background in media and an endless curiosity about the world.

 

Sheena Online

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KJ Talks Georgia Beers, Melissa Brayden, and Clare Ashton

KJ Talks Georgia Beers, Melissa Brayden, and Clare Ashton

August 16, 2019

KJ Talks Georgia Beers, Melissa Brayden, and Clare Ashton 

Les Do Books with Tara and guest KJ

What do Georgia Beers, Melissa Brayden, and Clare Ashton have in common? They’re KJ’s favourite authors! Listen to hear why she loves their books and which book by each author is her fav.

Check out KJ’s recommendations:

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Wendy Callahan Does Genealogy Research - Unusual Hobbies

Wendy Callahan Does Genealogy Research - Unusual Hobbies

August 12, 2019

Wendy Callahan Does Genealogy Research

Unusual Hobbies

Author Wendy Callahan joins Sheena today to talk about her hobby of doing genealogy research.

In this episode:

  • What is genealogy?
  • Pedigree charts
  • Separating family myths from reality
  • Why would you do to start figuring out your genealogy?
  • Naming traditions that can make it tricky
  • How Wendy got into genealogy
  • Genetic testing
  • Unveiling family secrets

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About Wendy Callahan

Wendy Callahan writes under the pen name Jea Hawkins. Her novels are contemporary or historical lesbian romance along with some sassy paranormal lesbian romance.

When she isn’t working or writing she is busy geeking out over genealogy, playing video games, D&D and Star Wars.

 

Wendy Callahan Online

Website http://jeahawkins.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/Jea_Hawkins

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wendylcallahan

 

About Sheena

Sheena is the founder of both The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel. She has a background in media and an endless curiosity about the world.

 

Sheena Online

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Interview with Penny Mickelbury - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 37b

Interview with Penny Mickelbury - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 37b

August 10, 2019

Interview with Penny Mickelbury

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 37b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

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Links to Penny Mickelbury Online

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Creating The Brand - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Creating The Brand - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

July 29, 2019

The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Episode 2 Creating The Brand

 

In this 3 part series of The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan talks to Sheena about getting great covers done for your books.

Ann McMan is best known for her prize winning novels but she also runs a design company called TreeHouse Studio and has been a professional designer for most of her career.

 

In this episode:

  • The difference between romance and erotic covers
  • Signifiers for genres
  • Make the font do the heavy lifting
  • A series brand
  • Fonts and why you should use the originals

Find Ann McMan Online

Website http://annmcman.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ann.mcman

Twitter https://twitter.com/AnnMcMan

 

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3 Times GCLS Goldie Winning Author and Former Award Winning Journalist Lee Winter joins Natalie Miller-Snell on Seize the Day

3 Times GCLS Goldie Winning Author and Former Award Winning Journalist Lee Winter joins Natalie Miller-Snell on Seize the Day

July 25, 2019

3 Times GCLS Goldie Winning Author and Former Award Winning Journalist Lee Winter talks Books, Fanfic and Journalism

 

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

 

It’s my anniversary show today - WOW.  One year ago, I started this podcast journey and I’ve loved every single minute since.  So when thinking how to celebrate this milestone, what could be better than to invite my favourite author on to the show.  I am super delighted that LEE WINTER joins me today.

 

From her awarding winning journalist days, to writing fanfic and transitioning into a full time author, Lee talks candidly about how her writing career has evolved.  She has some truly incredible stories to tell and some amazing ‘Seize the Day’ moments.  I loved every minute.

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

NEW BOOK as discussed on the show: Changing The Script

 

OTHER BOOKS & BLOGS DISCUSSED

Turbulence by E J Noyes

The Red Files, Requiem and Breaking Character by Lee Winter

From Pigeon Poo to Belly Laughs Blog

 

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Book Appreciation with KJ Charles - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode  36c

Book Appreciation with KJ Charles - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 36c

July 20, 2019

Book Appreciation with KJ Charles

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 36c with Heather Rose Jones

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.

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Ann Bannon Talks About Beebo Brinker and the Lesbian Pulps of the 1950s and 60s 

Ann Bannon Talks About Beebo Brinker and the Lesbian Pulps of the 1950s and 60s 

July 19, 2019

Ann Bannon Talks About Beebo Brinker and the Lesbian Pulps of the 1950s and 60s 

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Ann Bannon

In this episode, Tara’s joined by Ann Bannon, author of the legendary lesbian pulp Beebo Brinker series. Ann talks about how she first discovered lesbian books, how she got her start writing pulps in the 1950s and 60s, why they resonated and sold so strongly, and the enduring, lifesaving legacy they’ve had.

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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.

Interview with KJ Charles - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 36b

Interview with KJ Charles - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 36b

July 13, 2019

Interview with KJ Charles

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 36b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to KJ Charles Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

5 First-Person Stories with Kris Bryant & Tara

5 First-Person Stories with Kris Bryant & Tara

July 5, 2019

5 First-Person Stories with Kris Bryant & Tara

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Tara

In this episode Kris Bryant, author of 11 lesbian romances, joins Tara to talk about something near and dear to her heart: first-person narratives! She talks about why she loves reading and writing them, and then they share some of their favourites.

Check out Kris & Tara’s recommendations:

Find Kris Bryant 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.

Author A L Brooks Talks Books and Emigrating with Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

Author A L Brooks Talks Books and Emigrating with Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

June 27, 2019

Author A L Brooks Talks Books and Emigrating

Seize the Day Podcast

 

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

 

In todays show, I am joined by the very lovely Angela Brooks, aka A L Brooks.

 

Angela talks to me about being an author, what writing means to her and how many pillows she sleeps with :).  She has many stories to tell, including how she recently emigrated to Germany.

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

NEW BOOK as discussed on the show: Write Your Own Script

 

Other Book Recommendations

The Music and the Mirror - Lola Keeley

Ask Me Again - E J Noyes

 

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KD Williamson Talks Fix-it Fanfic

KD Williamson Talks Fix-it Fanfic

June 21, 2019

KD Williamson Talks Fix-it Fanfic

Les Do Books with Tara and guest KD Williamson

In this episode, author KD Williamson is back to talk about fix-it fics—AKA, fan fiction that rights the wrongs that happened in the original show/game/movie/etc, whether it’s queerbaiting, burying gays, or more.   

Check out KD’s recommendations:

Once Upon a Time

The 100

Warehouse 13

Mass Effect

Supergirl

Find KD Williamson online

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Book Appreciation with Anna Clutterbuck-Cook (part 2) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 35c

Book Appreciation with Anna Clutterbuck-Cook (part 2) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 35c

June 15, 2019

Book Appreciation with Anna Clutterbuck-Cook (part 2)

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 35c with Heather Rose Jones

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. This time we had so much to talk about we split it into two episodes.

In this episode we talk about:

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Links to Heather Online

Links to Anna Clutterbuck-Cook Online

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