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Two Excellent Historical Novels - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Two Excellent Historical Novels - The Lesbian Review Podcast

February 4, 2020

Two Excellent Historical Novels 

Heather's Rereads List for TLR's 55 Rereads

Sheena is joined by Heather Rose Jones to discuss the list that was released on TheLesbianReview.com - TLR’s 55 Most Reread Books. In this episode Heather talks about her selection of books.

 

The Covert Captain by Jeannelle M Ferreira

Publisher Indie Author

Audio Narrated by Violet Dixon

Synopsis

Nathaniel Fleming, veteran of Waterloo, falls in love with his Major's spinster sister, Harriet. But Nathaniel is not what he seems, and before the wedding, the truth will out...

Eleanor Charlotte Fleming, forgotten daughter of a minor baronet, stakes her life on a deception and makes her name—if not her fortune—on the battlefield.

Her war at an end, she returns to England as Captain Nathaniel Fleming and wants nothing more than peace, quiet, and the company of horses. Instead, Captain Fleming meets Harriet. Harriet has averted the calamity of matrimony for a decade, cares little for the cut of her gowns, and is really rather clever. Falling in love is not a turn of the cards either of them expected.

Harriet accepts Captain Fleming, but will she accept Eleanor? Along the way, there are ballrooms, stillrooms, mollyhouses, society intrigue, and sundering circumstance.

 

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That Could Be Enough by Alyssa Cole

Publisher Audible

Audio Narrated by Karen Chilton

Synopsis

Mercy Alston knows the best thing to do with pesky feelings like "love" and "hope": avoid them at all costs. Serving as a maid to Eliza Hamilton, and an assistant in the woman's stubborn desire to preserve her late husband's legacy, has driven that point home for Mercy - as did her own previous heartbreaks.  

When Andromeda Stiel shows up at Hamilton Grange for an interview in her grandfather's stead, Mercy's resolution to live a quiet, pain-free life is tested by the beautiful, flirtatious, and entirely overwhelming dressmaker.  

Andromeda has staid Mercy reconsidering her worldview, but neither is prepared for love - or for what happens when it's not enough.  

This is an angsty but fluffy F/F novella with a happy ending for both of our intrepid heroines. 

 

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You can find the full list of 55 rereads here

https://www.thelesbianreview.com/55-most-reread-books/

 

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A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Publisher Brilliance Audio

Audio Narrated by Justine Eyre

Synopsis

Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London school, is left in poverty when her father dies, but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor…

 

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Find Heather Online

Website https://www.alpennia.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/heatherosejones

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

 

Heather’s favourite books on TLR https://www.thelesbianreview.com/category/book-review/highly-recommended-books/heathers-favourites/

 

Find Heather’s Podcast here https://thelesbiantalkshow.podbean.com/category/lesbian-historic-motif-project/

 

 

About TLR

The Lesbian Review is a website dedicated to reviewing only books movies and music that we enjoy. That way you are likely to find media that you enjoy too. We rely on advertisers, affiliate link purchases and Patrons to cover costs and keep growing. So if you do buy because of this podcast then please use our links.

 

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Kitty McIntosh’s Favourite Rereads - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Kitty McIntosh’s Favourite Rereads - The Lesbian Review Podcast

January 28, 2020

TLR’s 55 Most ReRead Books

Kitty McIntosh’s Selection

Sheena is joined by Kitty McIntosh to discuss the list that was released on TheLesbianReview.com - TLR’s 55 Most Reread Books. In this episode Kitty talks about her selection of books.

 

The Way You Smile by Kiki Archer

Publisher Indie Author

Audio No

Synopsis

Real life doesn’t play out like a movie. Electric connections mostly mean you’ve got static in your jumper. Camila Moore knows that; she’s not daft. She has two teenage boys and bills to pay, plus the only man she’s ever been with has traded her in for a gym bunny.

Returning to work’s the answer, but when she finds herself in the wrong room, wrong place at the wrong time, the last thing she expects is to be promoted out of obscurity into the arms of Harriet Imogen Pearson, media darling, hotshot entrepreneur and notorious lesbian playgirl.

Camila can’t believe it; she’s an ordinary woman, nothing special – in her view – so what’s Harriet’s motivation? What’s her end game?

Are Camila’s feelings just infatuation or is it real life love?

Kiki Archer is the mistress of chick-lit romance for women of all ages and inclinations.

 

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(All the Amazon links are affiliate links, we get a small commission when you use these links and it costs you nothing extra. We cannot see any information about you when you buy and the money we get goes towards supporting this business)

 

Courting The Countess by Jenny Frame

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Nicola Victoria Vincent

Synopsis

Professor of Archeology Henrietta "Harry" Knight becomes Countess of Axedale upon her father's death and takes a sabbatical from Cambridge University to begin refurbishing the long-neglected and run-down Axedale Hall. The child of a loveless marriage, witness to her father's infidelities and her mother's pain, Harry has no intention of ever falling in love.

Annie Brannigan is a survivor, remaining positive through hardships. As an agency housekeeper, she moves from post to post with her daughter Riley, taking care of people who have everything she will never have. Annie's greatest wish is to find her happy ever after, but she fears this dream will never come true.

Can love restore the countess's heart and the crumbling Axedale Hall, or will the foundations of love turn to dust at the first challenge?

 

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UK - https://amzn.to/2E82gQc

 

 

Find Kitty Author Online

Twitter https://twitter.com/KittyKatAuthor

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kitty.author.3

Kitty’s Blog https://kittymcintosh.home.blog/

Karen’s favourite books on TLR https://www.thelesbianreview.com/category/book-review/highly-recommended-books/kittys-favourites/

 

Check out our full list of TLR rereads here https://www.thelesbianreview.com/55-most-reread-books/

About TLR

The Lesbian Review is a website dedicated to reviewing only books movies and music that we enjoy. That way you are likely to find media that you enjoy too. We rely on advertisers, affiliate link purchases and Patrons to cover costs and keep growing. So if you do buy because of this podcast then please use our links.

 

You can also support us by becoming a Patron for as little as $1 a month - https://www.patreon.com/TheLesbianReview

Anna’s Selection of TLR’s 55 Rereads - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Anna’s Selection of TLR’s 55 Rereads - The Lesbian Review Podcast

January 21, 2020

TLR’s 55 Most ReRead Books

Anna’s Selection

Sheena is joined by Anna to discuss the list that was released on TheLesbianReview.com - TLR’s 55 Most Reread Books. In this episode Anna talks about her selection of books.

 

Second Chances by MJ Duncan

Publisher Indie Author

Audio No

Synopsis

Charlie Bennett is a rising star in the world of sports journalism, but her personal life is a mess. Still hung up on her college sweetheart, a one-night-stand gone wrong convinces her that she needs to make a change. An offer for a one-year guest lecturer position from a small private university provides her the opportunity she needs to escape, and she jumps at it. All Charlie expected to find when she left Manhattan for rural New Hampshire was a little peace. Instead, she finds Mackayla Thomas. Eight years have passed since Charlie foolishly walked away from Mackayla, and Mackayla is determined to never let anyone hurt her that way again. For Charlie, their serendipitous meeting is a sign that happily ever after might finally be within her reach. First, however, she needs to find a way to convince Mackayla to let the past go, and to give her a second chance.

 

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UK - https://amzn.to/34HeR8A

 

(All the Amazon links are affiliate links, we get a small commission when you use these links and it costs you nothing extra. We cannot see any information about you when you buy and the money we get goes towards supporting this business)

 

Starting From Scratch by Georgia Beers

Publisher Brisk Press

Audio Narrated by Georgia Beers Produced by Dog Ear Publishing

Synopsis

What happens when your life takes an unexpected turn? What happens when you need to protect the one you love from the one you want to love? What happens when you lose something you never knew you wanted? Lambda and Golden Crown Literary Award-winning author Georgia Beers brings to you her long-awaited seventh novel, Starting from Scratch, a story where learning, laughing, loving, and baked goods are just a few of life's basic ingredients. Starting from Scratch...where life is what you make it.

 

Get this book on Amazon

US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/35RTBgA

UK - https://amzn.to/2r23YzK

 

Find Anna Online

Twitter https://twitter.com/agramlich78

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/anna.gramsound

Anna’s favourite books on TLR https://www.thelesbianreview.com/category/book-review/highly-recommended-books/annas-favourites/

 

 

Find the full list of TLR’s 55 Most Reread Books here

 

About TLR

The Lesbian Review is a website dedicated to reviewing only books movies and music that we enjoy. That way you are likely to find media that you enjoy too. We rely on advertisers, affiliate link purchases and Patrons to cover costs and keep growing. So if you do buy because of this podcast then please use our links.

 

You can also support us by becoming a Patron for as little as $1 a month - https://www.patreon.com/TheLesbianReview

Miranda’s Selection of TLR’s 55 Most Reread Books

Miranda’s Selection of TLR’s 55 Most Reread Books

January 14, 2020

TLR’s 55 Most Reread Books

Miranda’s Selection

Sheena is joined by Miranda to discuss the list that was released on TheLesbianReview.com - TLR’s 55 Most Reread Books. In this episode Miranda talks about her selection of books.

Strawberry Summer by Melissa Brayden

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Paige McKinney

 

Synopsis

Just because you're through with your past, doesn't mean it's through with you.

Margaret Beringer didn't have an easy adolescence. She hated her name, was less than popular in school, and was always cast aside as a "farm kid." However, with the arrival of Courtney Carrington, Margaret's youth sparked into color. Courtney was smart, beautiful, and put together - everything Margaret wasn't. Who would have imagined that they'd fit together so perfectly?

But first loves can scar.

Margaret hasn't seen Courtney in years and that's for the best. But when Courtney loses her father and returns to Tanner Peak to take control of the family store, Margaret comes face-to-face with her past and the woman she's tried desperately to forget. The fact that Courtney has grown up more beautiful than ever certainly doesn't help matters.

A small town romance.

 

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US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/34VbI5v

UK - https://amzn.to/34Lyk8i

 

(All the Amazon links are affiliate links, we get a small commission when you use these links and it costs you nothing extra. We cannot see any information about you when you buy and the money we get goes towards supporting this business)

 

The Goodmans by Clare Ashton

Publisher Breezy Tree Press

Audio No

 

Synopsis

The lovely doctor Abby Hart lives in her dream cottage in the quintessential English border town of Ludbury, home to the Goodmans.

Maggie Goodman, all fire and passion, is like another mother to her, amiable Richard a rock and 60s-child Celia is the grandmother she never had.

But Abby has a secret. Best friend Jude Goodman is the love of her life, and very, very straight. Even if Jude had ever given a woman a second glance, there’d also be the small problem of Maggie – she would definitely not approve.

But secrets have a habit of sneaking out, and Abby’s not the only one with something to hide. Life is just about to get very interesting for the Goodmans.

Things are not what they used to be, but could they be even better?

 

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US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/2DFf943

UK - https://amzn.to/2DH5HNz

 

 

Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton

Publisher Breezy Tree Press

Audio No

 

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 this book on Amazon

US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/2R99PMT

UK - https://amzn.to/2FxvAk2

 

 

Find Miranda Online

Twitter https://twitter.com/MirandaLReads

 

 

About TLR

The Lesbian Review is a website dedicated to reviewing only books movies and music that we enjoy. That way you are likely to find media that you enjoy too. We rely on advertisers, affiliate link purchases and Patrons to cover costs and keep growing. So if you do buy because of this podcast then please use our links.

You can also support us by become a Patron for as little as $1 a month. https://www.patreon.com/TheLesbianReview

Victoria’s Selection of TLR’s 55 Most ReRead Books

Victoria’s Selection of TLR’s 55 Most ReRead Books

January 7, 2020

TLR’s 55 Most ReRead Books

Victoria’s Selection

 

Sheena is joined by Victoria to discuss the list that was released on TheLesbianReview.com - TLR’s 55 Most Reread Books. In this episode Victoria talks about her selection of books.

 

All The Wrong Places by Karin Kallmaker

Publisher Bella Books

Audio No

Synopsis

Brandy Monsoon is looking for love. Since there's never a shortage of casual playmates at the tropical resort where she works as a fitness trainer, most of the time she gets it, too. If Brandy tires of the perpetually curious but primarily straight women, there's her best friend Tess for a friendly encounter - safe, with no strings. After all, they're just buddies.

When an all-lesbian tour group arrives for a week, Brandy is sure she'll be in paradise on earth. The guests include lesbian celebrity comic Celine Griffin, who has an obvious interest in an after-dinner Brandy. Celine and Brandy do find explosive pleasure together -- so why does Brandy feel as if that's no longer enough for happiness?

 

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US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/2DCAJGx

UK - https://amzn.to/2LeneAU

 

(All the Amazon links are affiliate links, we get a small commission when you use these links and it costs you nothing extra. We cannot see any information about you when you buy and the money we get goes towards supporting this business)

 

A Wish Upon A Star by Jeannie Levig

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio No

Synopsis

Leslie Raymond spent the past two years wishing her life had taken a different turn. It’s time for a fresh start, a move across the country, and a new set of rules to help heal her heart—no straight women, no women with kids, and no commitment. But when she meets her new neighbors, the beautiful Erica and her special needs daughter, Siena, she struggles against the pull she immediately experiences.

Erica Cooper has learned to rely only on herself. She knows most people don’t stick around when the going gets tough. And when caring for child with autism, the going can get tough fast. She is content with the quiet and emotionally safe life she’s constructed, but when they are befriended by their kind, playful, and—damn it—really hot new neighbor, the walls protecting her heart threaten to crumble.

So much for good intentions and firm resolutions--neither stand a chance when the stars align for love.

 

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US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/33FDykJ

UK - https://amzn.to/361Y40t

 

Unexpected by Jenny Frame

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Nicola Victoria Vincent

Synopsis

Self-made business owner Dale McGuire has always enjoyed two things in life: women and fast cars. Now in her mid-30s, she's restless and can't work out why. Then one day a 10-year-old boy turns up, claiming to be her son, and her simple ordered world turns upside down.

Rebecca Harper bears the emotional scars of her father's crimes, and now she has two rules: never let anyone get too close and never admit weakness. Thanks to an anonymous egg donor, infertility didn't stop her from having her son Jake. Now pregnant for a second time, she's horrified when Jake brings home the woman he believes is his other mother.

When distrust turns to understanding and passion, can Dale and Rebecca, two women bound by fate, make a family neither expected?

 

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US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/2LeZe0n

UK - https://amzn.to/2LfUl7o

 

Wild by Meghan O’Brien

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Alexandria Wilde

Synopsis

The only thing that frightens shapeshifter Selene Rhodes more than the full moon is the idea of falling in love. Selene Rhodes has lived her whole life with a terrible secret: Not only can she take the form of any animal at will, but once a month the full moon transforms her into a fierce wolf-creature without a human conscience. Managing her condition means living by a strict routine, and more importantly, abstaining from intimate relationships with human beings. Selene is convinced that love and friendship can only bring her pain.

Forensic pathologist Eve Thomas is well acquainted with the pain of romantic love. Swearing off relationships after having her heart broken by a cheating ex, Eve throws herself into her work: catching murderers. When Selene comes to her aid after an attack by a masked man in Golden Gate Park, Eve is shocked by how powerfully she is drawn to her mysterious savior. Shaken by her own feelings for Eve, Selene is even more terrified to realize she isn't even close to being the scariest monster stalking San Francisco. There is someone out in the city who is killing for pleasure, and his next target is the one woman he thinks might be able to stop him: Eve.

 

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US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/33J83Gf

UK - https://amzn.to/35VTTDb

 

At Her Feet by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio No

 

Synopsis

 

During a night of Web surfing for celeb gossip and masturbatory material, digital marketing producer Suzanne Kim stumbles across an intriguing thread while checking her profile on kinklife.com. Suzanne isn’t exactly looking, but the request for a very specific type of submissive from the attractive mistress, Mami-P, is hard to resist. Though the two hit it off during their first online conversation, Suzanne never imagines how strong their real life attraction and compatibility will be. After a few missteps in training, trust, and communication, Suzanne finds a deep love with her mistress, Pilar.

Overworked and overstressed in her daily life, Suzanne comes to crave their relationship for the visceral escape it provides, but before they can make the ultimate commitment, someone from Suzanne’s professional life threatens to disrupt their perfectly balanced bliss.

 

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US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/34IFcTO

UK - https://amzn.to/3602dBM

 

 

Charming Memory by EL Bossert

Publisher Two Boots Publishing

Audio No

Synopsis

Jamie Jordan, a well-known actress and single mom of four-year- old Max, plans a quiet summer in her hometown of Crestwood. Her serenity is shattered when a delivery truck barrels toward Max on a wet summer morning. He is rescued at the last second by a passerby. No one knows the identity of Max's savior, who is knocked unconscious and cannot remember her name or her past.

Jamie invites the mystery woman, temporarily named Boo, into her home while Boo recovers and they search for Boo's real identity and family. As the paparazzi close in, Jamie and Boo try to manage their growing mutual attraction and track down the one name Boo remembers - María Garcia.

Can Jamie and her family trust that Boo is just an innocent hero? Is Boo married or is she available for romance? And, can Jamie and Boo resist each other long enough to find the answers?

 

Get this book on Amazon

US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/34MjwGj

UK - https://amzn.to/33I2VCj

 

 

Perfect Rhythm by Jae

Publisher Ylva Publishing

Audio Narrated by Angela Dawe

Synopsis

Pop star Leontyne Blake might sing about love, but she stopped believing in it a long time ago. What women want is her image, not the real her. When her father has a stroke, she flees the spotlight and returns to her tiny Missouri hometown.

In her childhood home, she meets small-town nurse Holly Drummond, who isn't impressed by Leo's fame at all. That isn't the only thing that makes Holly different from other women. She's also asexual. For her, dating is a minefield of expectations that she has decided to avoid.

Can the tentative friendship between a burned-out pop star and a woman not interested in sex develop into something more despite their diverse expectations?

Contains mature themes.

 

Get this book on Amazon

US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/35V1MZF

UK - https://amzn.to/2OMca0e

 

Starting From Scratch by Georgia Beers

Publisher Brisk Press

Audio Narrated by Georgia Beers

Synopsis

What happens when your life takes an unexpected turn?

What happens when you need to protect the one you love from the one you want to love?

What happens when you lose something you never knew you wanted?

Lambda and Golden Crown Literary Award-winning author Georgia Beers brings to you her long-awaited seventh novel, Starting from Scratch, a story where learning, laughing, loving, and baked goods are just a few of life’s basic ingredients.

Starting from Scratch…where life is what you make it.

 

Get this book on Amazon

US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/36uqr7Z 

UK - https://amzn.to/2N3zV2y 

 

The Road To Madison by Elle Spencer

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Lori Prince

Synopsis

As the sole heir to her family's banking empire, a lot is expected of Madison Prescott. Falling in love with her childhood friend Ana Perez was not in the cards. As Madison's father puts it, "A gay daughter? Married to the maid's daughter? Running my company? Over my dead body."

By the time George Prescott dies, it's been 15 years since Madison and Ana were ripped apart by his lies. They haven't spoken since, but Madison has spent every minute waiting for this day to come. Unfortunately, it turns out time doesn't heal all wounds. Why was Madison willing to give up everything in the face of her father's threats, and why can she never tell Ana the truth about what really separated them?

Caught between a present they can't trust and a past they can't forget, Madison and Ana must decide if this is their second chance, or their final heartbreak.

 

Get this book on Amazon

US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/2P80Zhb

UK - https://amzn.to/2PbASWL

 

And Playing The Role of Herself by KE Lane

Publisher Dog Ear Audio

Audio Narrated by Lisa Cordileone

Synopsis

Actress Caidence Harris is living her dreams after landing a leading role among the star-studded, veteran cast of Ninth Precinct, a hot new police drama shot on location in glitzy LA. Her sometimes-costar Robyn Ward is magnetic, glamorous, and devastatingly beautiful, the quintessential A-List celebrity on the fast-track to super-stardom. 

When the two meet on the set of Ninth Precinct, Caid is instantly infatuated but settles for friendship, positive that Robyn is both unavailable and uninterested. Soon Caid sees that all is not as it appears, but can she take a chance and risk her heart when the outcome is so uncertain? 

The leading ladies and the supporting cast of this debut novel by newcomer K.E Lane will charm you, entertain you, and leave you with a smile on your face.

 

Get this book on Amazon

US, Canada and Germany - https://amzn.to/2DGucun

UK - https://amzn.to/2P71oAC

 

Find Victoria Online

Twitter https://twitter.com/VThomasReader

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100026220321290

Victoria’s favourite books on TLR https://www.thelesbianreview.com/category/book-review/highly-recommended-books/victorias-favourites/

 

Find the full list of TLR’s 55 Most Reread Books here

 

About TLR

The Lesbian Review is a website dedicated to reviewing only books movies and music that we enjoy. That way you are likely to find media that you enjoy too. We rely on advertisers, affiliate link purchases and Patrons to cover costs and keep growing. So if you do buy because of this podcast then please use our links.

 

You can also support us by becoming a Patron for as little as $1 a month - https://www.patreon.com/TheLesbianReview

TLR’s 55 Most ReRead Books - Michelle’s Selection

TLR’s 55 Most ReRead Books - Michelle’s Selection

December 31, 2019

TLR’s 55 Most ReRead Books

Michelle’s Selection

Sheena is joined by Michelle to talk about her selection of the 55 most reread books list released on TheLesbianReview.com

 

The Exile And The Sorcerer by Jane Fletcher

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio No

Synopsis

The quest for the stolen chalice is a sham - her family's excuse to get rid of Tevi. Exiled in a dangerous and confusing world filled with monsters, bandits, and sorcerers, Tevi battles demons within and without as she searches for her place in the strange new world. Jemeryl has her future planned out - a future that will involve minimal contact with ordinary folk who do not understand sorcerers. Her ambition is to lead a solitary life within the Coven and to devote herself to the study of magic. It is all very straightforward - until she meets Tevi. Two unlikely allies join forces to defeat an insidious evil and on the journey find one another.

 

Get this book on Amazon

US, Canda and Germany - https://amzn.to/2rgf5Fm

UK - https://amzn.to/2Ygq0Lo

 

(All the Amazon links are affiliate links, we get a small commission when you use these links and it costs you nothing extra. We cannot see any information about you when you buy and the money we get goes towards supporting this business)

 

The Three by Meghan O’Brien

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio No

Synopsis

A daring, provocative exploration of love and sexuality…

Two lovers, Elin and Kael, struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where disease, lawless marauders, and fanatics threaten their existence. When the two befriend Anna, another survivor, the fabric of their lives and the family they have made shifts in ways that challenge each woman to redefine the boundaries of love and friendship. For in order to prevail, the two must become...The Three, and ultimately Anna and Kael must find a way to save the woman they both love.

 

Get this book on Amazon

US, Canda and Germany - https://amzn.to/2RovEJQ

UK - https://amzn.to/2OST2xB

 

The Sting Of Victory by SD Simper

Publisher Indie Author

Audio No

Synopsis

“When faced with monstrosity, become the greater monster. The sting of victory will fade with time.”

When Flowridia, a witch granted power by an unknown demon, deceives an alluring foreign diplomat, she is promoted to a position of power to conceal her falsehood. Thrust into a world of politics and murderous ambition, she has her gentle heart and her Familiar to guide her – along with a drunk Celestial with a penchant for illusion.

Meanwhile, Lady Ayla Darkleaf, Grand Diplomat of Nox’Kartha, smiles with predatory charm and wields her blades with a dancer’s grace. Flowridia falls into a toxic love affair, one she knows will end in heartbreak. But as Ayla’s legacy as a vampiric creature unfolds, Flowridia begins to see the broken woman behind the monster.

When a foreign emperor dies at the hands of a mysterious interloper, one who seeks to collect the greatest sources of power in the realms, Flowridia’s kingdom is charged to stop him. But Flowridia’s devotion becomes torn between duty to her own and the woman whose claws grip her heart.

In the ensuing clash of Gods, Flowridia must choose her loyalties with care – the fates of kingdoms lies in her hands.

 

Get this book on Amazon

US, Canda and Germany - https://amzn.to/34SM3KA

UK - https://amzn.to/2DPHp3Y

 

Ardulum First Don by JS Fields

Publisher NineStar Press

Audio Narrated by Lynn Norris

Synopsis

Ardulum. The planet that vanishes. The planet that sleeps. 

Neek makes a living piloting the dilapidated tramp transport Mercy's Pledge and smuggling questionable goods across systems blessed with peace and prosperity. She gets by - but only just. In her dreams, she is still haunted by thoughts of Ardulum, the traveling planet that long ago visited her homeworld. The Ardulans brought with them agriculture, art, interstellar technology...and then disappeared without a trace, leaving Neek's people to worship them as gods. 

Neek does not believe - and has paid dearly for it with an exile from her home for her heretical views. Yet when the crew stumbles into an armed confrontation between the sheriffs of the Charted Systems and an unknown species, fate deals Neek an unexpected hand in the form of a slave girl - a child whose ability to telepathically manipulate cellulose is reminiscent of that of an Ardulan god. Forced to reconcile her beliefs, Neek chooses to protect her, but is the child the key to her salvation, or will she lead them all to their deaths?

 

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Shell Game by Benny Lawrence

Publisher Bedazzled Ink

Audio No

Synopsis

Life in a remote fishing village in the middle of a civil war is neither safe nor inspiring. So, when an opportunity comes along for village girl Lynn to be kidnapped and enslaved by Darren, a ruthless pirate queen, she takes full advantage of it. But Darren is neither as ruthless nor as piratical as she appears at first glance--and Lynn's not exactly what she seems to be, either. In between encounters with old girlfriends, a slow death involving marmalade, and bounty hunters with no sense of humor, Lynn and her new mistress attempt to work out exactly what they are to each other--and who's in charge.

 

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Valden’s selection of TLR’s 55 Most Reread books

Valden’s selection of TLR’s 55 Most Reread books

December 24, 2019

Sheena is joined by reviewer Valden Bush to chat about her selection of rereads that appeared on TLR’s 55 most reread list.

 

Fated Love by Radclyffe

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Abby Craden

Synopsis

What do you do when your carefully planned life takes a wrong turn into hell? When Quinn Maguire, a dashing young trauma surgeon, unaccountably accepts a position as an ER physician, her new boss, Honor Blake, suspects that Quinn is hiding a dark secret. While the two declare an uneasy truce in an effort to work together, both struggle with mutual, and unexpected, attraction.

Honor, however, has more than one reason to resist her growing feelings for the attractive newcomer - not the least of which is that her heart belongs to the woman whose wedding ring she wears. Amidst the chaos and drama of a busy emergency room, Quinn and Honor must contend not only with the fragile nature of life, but also with the mysteries of the heart and the irresistible forces of fate.

 

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Protector of the Realm by Gun Brooke

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Hilarie Mukavitz

Synopsis

Book One: Supreme ConstellationsWith the fate of entire civilizations at risk, the galactic battleground makes for unusual alliances and unexpected passions as two women from very different worlds join forces. When Commodore Rae Jacelon of the Gamma VI space station apprehends the alluring but decidedly dangerous Kellen O'Dal, it is the start of a breathtaking love story, as well as a dangerous rescue mission. A space adventure filled with suspense and a daring intergalactic romance.

 

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Beowulf for Cretins Ann McMan

Publisher Bywater Books

Audio Narrated by Christine Williams

Synopsis

English professor and aspiring novelist Grace Warner spends her days teaching four sections of Beowulf for Cretins to bored and disinterested students at one of New England's "hidden ivy" colleges. Not long after she is dumped by her longtime girlfriend, Grace meets the engaging and mysterious Abbie on a cross-country flight. Sparks fly on and off the plane as the two strangers give in to one night of reckless passion with no strings attached and no contact information exchanged.  

Back home at St. Albans, the college rocks Grace's world when it announces the appointment of a new president, the first woman in its 165-year history. Cue Abbie - and cue Grace's collision course with a neurotic dog named Grendel, a fractious rival for tenure, and a woman called Ochre, in what very well might be Grace's last real shot at happiness.  

This full-length novel reimagines and expands on the short story "Falling from Grace", which was originally published in the award-winning story collection Sidecar, by Ann McMan.

 

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Goldenseal Gill McKnight (Garoul series)

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Melissa Sternenberg

Synopsis

When Amy Fortune returns to her childhood home, she discovers something sinister in the air—but is former lover Leone Garoul stalking her or protecting her? Amy Fortune and Leone Garoul were teenage lovers. Now, years later, Amy returns to Little Dip, the Garoul home valley to help her aunt finish a botanical project. Except Little Dip is no longer the happy place of Amy’s childhood memories. There’s something sinister in the woods. And why hasn’t Leone moved on? Why does she still dog Amy’s every move? As more and more of the Garoul family arrive for a special hunting weekend, parts of the puzzle come together and Amy’s fears escalate as she moves closer to the truth—and the secret that has eluded her since childhood.

 

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In The Distance There Is Light Harper Bliss

Publisher LadyLit Publishing / Audible

Audio Narrated by Charlotte North

Synopsis

Two women lose the man they love. All they have left is each other.

Sophie's life is turned upside down when her partner, Ian, dies in a tragic accident. The only one who can understand her devastation is Ian's stepmother, Dolores. Together, they try to make sense of their loss and rebuild their shattered lives. While their shared grief brings them closer, it also takes their relationship in an unexpected direction. Where does sorrow end and romance begin? Or has Ian's death blurred the lines too much?

If you love deeply emotional lesbian romance with a twinge of controversy, don't miss this intense but hopeful novel by chart-topper Harper Bliss.

 

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Jericho by Ann McMan (Jericho series)

Publisher Bywater Books

Audio Narrated by Christine Williams

Synopsis

Librarian Syd Murphy flees the carnage of a failed marriage by accepting an 18-month position in Jericho - a small town in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Her plans to hide out and heal her wounds fall by the wayside as she gets drawn into the daily lives of the quirky locals. She becomes fast friends with Maddie Stevenson, the enigmatic physician who has returned to the backcountry community to take over her late father's medical practice. Together they learn that life and love can have as many twists and turns as a country road.

 

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The Caphenon Fletcher DeLancey (Alsea series)

Publisher Heartsome Publishing

Audio No

Synopsis

A split-second decision to save a civilization. Another decision to give it away.

Captain Ekatya Serrado has spent her career fighting the Voloth, who view less advanced civilizations as fuel for their empire. The choice between saving her ship or a world under attack is easy. The choices that come after are harder.

Lancer Andira Tal, the leader of Alsea, believes her people are alone in the universe until a gigantic spaceship crashes near her capital city. Now she is thrust into a struggle between two powerful forces, and her planet is the prize.

With a civilization and the galactic balance of power at risk, friendships and alliances may not hold against betrayal. Honor is easy when the stakes are low.

 

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Lethal Affairs by Kim Baldwin and Xenia Alexiou 

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Paige McKinney

Synopsis

Elite operative Domino is no stranger to peril and impossible situations. Trained all her life to be just as comfortable fighting terrorists as mixing with the gala crowd, she is proficient at playing any role necessary to accomplish her objective and believes the cause sanctifies the means. But her latest assignment to investigate journalist Hayley Ward will test more than her skills, ingenuity, and courage, because this time she faces the ultimate dilemma: a choice between loyalty and love.

 

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Tomorrows Promise Radclyffe

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Natalie Duke

Synopsis

Adrienne Pierce, buffeted by fate and abandoned by love, seeks refuge from her past as well as her uncertain future on Whitley Point, a secluded island off the coast of Maine. Tanner Whitley - young, wild, restless - and heir to a dynasty, desperately tries to escape both her destiny and the memories of a tragic loss with casual sex and wild nights, a dangerous course that may ultimately destroy her.

One timeless summer, these two very different women discover the power of passion to heal - and the promise of hope that only love can bestow.

 

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Find the full list of TLR’s 55 Most Reread Books here

 

 

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April’s Selection of TLR’s 55 Most ReRead Books

April’s Selection of TLR’s 55 Most ReRead Books

December 17, 2019

TLR’s 55 Most ReRead Books

April’s Selection

The Lesbian Review just release their list of 55 Most Reread books. Today we are talking to TLR Reviewer April and why she rereads these.

 

Above All Honor by Radclyffe

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Abby Craden

Synopsis

The first in the Honor series, Above All, Honor introduces single-minded Secret Service Agent Cameron Roberts and the woman she is sworn to protect - Blair Powell, the daughter of the President of the United States. Cam's duty is her life - and the only thing that keeps her from self-destructing under the unbearable weight of her own deep personal tragedy. However, she hasn't counted on the fact that the beautiful, willful first daughter will do anything in her power to escape the watchful eyes of her protectors, including seducing the agent in charge. Both women struggle with long-hidden secrets and dark passions as they are forced to confront their growing attraction amidst the escalating danger drawing ever closer to Blair. From the dark shadows of rough trade bars in Greenwich Village to the elite galleries of Soho, each must balance duty with desire and, ultimately, choose between love and honor.

 

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It Should Be A Crime by Carsen Taite

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Lori Prince

Synopsis

Forbidden romance coupled with high-stakes courtroom drama.

Two women meet in an alley and fulfill their mutual desire with a night of passion, neither expecting more than the few lusty hours they shared. Weeks later, Morgan Bradley and Parker Casey meet again, but this time one is a law professor and the other her student.

A series of events lands them in the middle of a high-profile murder trial, but the twists and turns of the case are no match for the spiral of increasing attraction as they work side-by-side in the defense of justice.

 

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Lethal Affairs by Kim Baldwin and Xenia Alexiou

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Paige McKinney

Synopsis

Elite operative Domino is no stranger to peril and impossible situations. Trained all her life to be just as comfortable fighting terrorists as mixing with the gala crowd, she is proficient at playing any role necessary to accomplish her objective and believes the cause sanctifies the means. But her latest assignment to investigate journalist Hayley Ward will test more than her skills, ingenuity, and courage, because this time she faces the ultimate dilemma: a choice between loyalty and love.

 

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The Devil Inside by Ali Vali

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Audio Narrated by Hilarie Mukavitz

Synopsis

Brains, guts, and ruthless ambition should be enough for a woman to come out on top in any fight. Except when the battle is over love, all bets are off. Cain Casey was groomed from birth to take the reins of the Casey family enterprises, which just happens to be one of the major crime organizations in New Orleans. Surviving by never turning away from a fight and knowing how to win at all costs, Cain is as careful with her heart as she is with her business - until she meets Emma Verde. The farm girl from Wisconsin puts a hit out on Cain's heart and leads her down a dangerous road filled with great joy and devastating sorrow. The Devil Inside is the story of unexpected passion, a shattering betrayal, and the challenge of love put to the test. First in the Cain Casey Saga.

 

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Weeping Walls by Gerri Hill

Publisher Bella Books & Tantor Audio

Audio Narrated by Abby Craden

Synopsis

An abandoned old house in a small town northeast of Houston is the site of a second murder, eerily similar to a supposed cold case of 14 years earlier. FBI Agents CJ Johnston and Paige Riley are dispatched to find the link between the two homicides.

The team, including Ice and Billy, find the case to be anything but cold. For CJ and Paige, juggling the investigation while trying to keep their love affair a secret proves to be as hard as uncovering long-buried clues.

 

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Oh No I Think I Am Gay - Coming Out Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Oh No I Think I Am Gay - Coming Out Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

October 18, 2019

Oh No I Think I Am Gay - Coming Out Books

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Tara Scott today to talk about coming out stories. This two part podcast series takes us through 8 books about different types of coming out but each one special in its own way.

This is part 2 of 2

Sheena’s Picks

 

The Amnesia Project by Barbara Winkes

Publisher Indie Author

Narrator TJ Richards

Synopsis

Romantic suspense with a dystopian twist...

What happened behind these doors?

In the summer of 2003, three young women and a teenage girl take a trip to New York City. Only three of them return....

Paige's disappearance makes deep incisions in the women's lives, impacting friendships, relationships, and careers. Joy retreats. Paige's older sister, Alice, seeks solace in alcohol. Dani vows to leave no stone unturned, feeling guilty and conflicted after 17-year-old Paige revealed her crush to her shortly before she vanished.

More than a decade later, Dani uncovers the shocking truth.

 

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Substitute For Love by Karin Kallmaker

Publisher Bella Books

Synopsis

A deep kiss and a single rule. Like most women in dead-end relationships, Holly Markham was used to finding substitutes for love. Like chocolate. 

Fun times with good friends. Throwing herself into her work. But throwing herself into the arms of a leather-clad stranger was never on her list. 

When Holly's best friend Tori takes her to a dance for lesbians only, she realizes that Tori is gently trying to push her out of the closet. While it was true that Holly had been trying to come to terms with her growing attraction toward women, no one expected Holly to take one look at the mysterious Reyna and fall hopelessly in lust. 

Unable to resist the purely physical appeal of Reyna's sensuous demands, Holly quickly succumbs to Reyna's delicious seduction. After a night of delirious passion, Reyna gives Holly a long kiss and single rule: Call whenever you want me to make love to you. There can be nothing else. Although sexually fulfilled for the first time in her life, Holly soon realizes that pleasure without emotion is no substitute for love - a love she knows she and Reyna could share. 

Knowing too well the high cost of living in shadows and denial, Holly risks everything and sets out to pierce the deep shroud of mystery surrounding the woman she has come to love.

 

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Tara’s Picks

The Covert Captain: Or, A Marriage Of Equals by Jeannelle M. Ferreira

Publisher Indie Author

Narrator Violet Dixon

Synopsis

Nathaniel Fleming, veteran of Waterloo, falls in love with his Major's spinster sister, Harriet. But Nathaniel is not what he seems, and before the wedding, the truth will come out....

Eleanor Charlotte Fleming, forgotten daughter of a minor baronet, stakes her life on a deception and -makes her name - if not her fortune - on the battlefield. 

Her war at an end, she returns to England as Captain Nathaniel Fleming and wants nothing more than peace, quiet, and the company of horses. Instead, Captain Fleming meets Harriet. Harriet has averted the calamity of matrimony for a decade, cares little for the cut of her gowns, and is really rather clever. Falling in love is not a turn of the cards either of them expected.  

Harriet accepts Captain Fleming, but will she accept Eleanor? Along the way, there are ballrooms, stillrooms, mollyhouses, society intrigue, and sundering circumstance.

 

 

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Damage Control by Jae

Publisher Ylva Publishing

Synopsis

An actress practically since birth, Grace Durand has finally made it in Hollywood. When a photo of her in a seeming compromising situation with another woman is plastered all over the tabloids, she fears for her career as a lead in romantic movies.

Desperate for a publicist who’ll convince America that she’s straight, Grace hires Lauren Pearce, one of Hollywood’s leading PR agents, not knowing that she’s a lesbian.

Lauren has dealt with PR nightmares for years, so doing damage control for one more rich, spoiled client shouldn’t be a problem—or so she thinks. But the more time she spends with Grace, the more she realizes how different she is from her television persona.

Getting involved with her client is not in her game plan, especially since it would confirm the rumors and ruin Grace’s career, but the attraction between them is growing as they run the gauntlet of the paparazzi together.

 

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Oh Wow I Think I’m Gay - Coming Out Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Oh Wow I Think I’m Gay - Coming Out Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

October 4, 2019

Oh wow, I think I am gay! - Coming Out Books

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Tara Scott today to talk about coming out stories. This two part podcast series takes us through 8 books about different types of coming out but each one special in its own way.

This is part 1 of 2

 

Sheena’s Picks

 

Girl Squad by Kim Hoover

Publisher Bella Books

Synopsis

A lazy small town summer in 1970s Texas turns treacherous when Cal Long’s mother goes missing. Cal and her best friend Rachel, along with sophisticated new friend Jane, use every trick in their teenage arsenal to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Along the way, Cal is drawn to Jane in ways she’s never felt before while Rachel struggles to understand her best friend’s new attraction. From Amarillo to Palo Duro Canyon to Ft. Worth and back, the girls puzzle through the connections surrounding the mystery of Cal’s mother’s disappearance.

But their shocking discoveries are soon eclipsed by the explosive consequences of Cal’s surrender to her feelings for Jane.

Girl Squad is a story of friendship, of betrayal, of passion, of awakening. And ultimately, a story of transformation.

 

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Hidden Truths by Jae

Publisher Ylva Publishing

Synopsis

“Luke” Hamilton has been living as a husband and father for the past seventeen years. No one but her wife, Nora, knows she is not the man she appears to be. They have raised their daughters to become honest and hard-working young women, but even with their loving foundation, Amy and Nattie are hiding their own secrets.

Just as Luke sets out on a dangerous trip to Fort Boise, a newcomer arrives on the ranch—Rika Aaldenberg, who traveled to Oregon as a mail-order bride, hiding that she’s not the woman in the letters.

When hidden truths are revealed, will their lives and their family fall apart or will love keep them together?

 

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Tara’s Picks

The Space Between by Michelle L Teichman

Publisher Ylva Publishing

Synopsis

Everything’s great for Harper Isabelle, the most popular girl in grade nine. That is, until she meets Sarah Jamieson. Sarah is a reclusive artist, a loner who wears black makeup and doesn’t have any friends, but for some reason, Harper can’t stop thinking about her.

Sarah isn’t used to people looking her way, especially popular girls like Harper Isabelle. Scared, religious, and unsure of herself, when Sarah begins to realize that her feelings for Harper might go beyond friendship, she is afraid to take the plunge and tell Harper how she feels.

Emotions build between these young women until they both reach their breaking points, and they need to make a choice about coming to terms with who they really are, and what they can and cannot live without.

 

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The London of Us by Clare Lydon

Publisher Custard Books

Narrator Lucy Price-Lewis

Synopsis

Ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn't have fallen in love with? Alice Di Santo has it all - everyone says so. Perfect boyfriend, great job, settled home life. But when she meets Rachel Cramer, all that changes. Because Rachel is everything Alice has never considered - and now cannot stop thinking about. 

This charming tale of coming out in your 30s sees Alice risk everything to go after what she wants, soon discovering she's deserving of love - and especially this love, which takes her breath away. 

The fourth book in the London Romance Series features favourite characters from the previous three novels, and proves that falling in love is never scripted. 

 

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This podcast is a spinoff of the popular website.

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JS Fields Recommends 5 Lesbian Sci Fi Books - TLR Podcast

JS Fields Recommends 5 Lesbian Sci Fi Books - TLR Podcast

May 31, 2019

JS Fields Recommends 5 Lesbian Sci Fi Books

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by author JS Fields today to talk about their 5 Lesbian Sci Fi Books recommendations.

They also talk about:

  • Lesbians On Boats
  • Killer Mermaids
  • Wood Science

 

The Wrong Stars by Tim Pratt

Publisher Angry Robot

Synopsis

Finalist for the 2018 Philip K. Dick Award

A ragtag crew of humans and posthumans discover alien technology that could change the fate of humanity… or awaken an ancient evil and destroy all life in the galaxy.

The shady crew of the White Raven run freight and salvage at the fringes of our solar system. They discover the wreck of a centuries-old exploration vessel floating light years away from its intended destination and revive its sole occupant, who wakes with news of First Alien Contact. When the crew break it to her that humanity has alien allies already, she reveals that these are very different extra-terrestrials… and the gifts they bestowed on her could kill all humanity, or take it out to the most distant stars.

 

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The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Publisher Hodder & Stoughton

Narrator Patricia Rodriguez

Synopsis

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!*

Short-listed for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction. 

The beloved debut novel that will restore your faith in humanity.

When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The ship, which has seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy and distance from her troubled past. 

But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptilian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic but more or less peaceful - exactly what Rosemary wants. 

Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years...if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful. 

But Rosemary isn't the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed. 

*Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

 

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Safety Protocols For Human Holidays by Angel Martinez

Publisher Mischief Corner Book

Synopsis

Part of the "A Holiday to Remember 2017 Series"

As a security officer on an interspecies ship, Growlan Raskli's experienced in heading off species-specific aberrant behaviors in order to keep the peace. But when her captain asks her to find out what's bothering their sole human crew member, Raskli's out of her depths. She hardly knows anything about humans and she's not a psych doctor.

Something's definitely upset Human Jen, something to do with human holidays. The more time Raskli spends studying humans and interacting with the intriguing Human Jen, the more personal the assignment becomes. Determined to lift the dark cloud from Human Jen, Raskli will do whatever it takes—within safe parameters, of course.

 

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Santa Olivia by Jaqueline Carey

Publisher Grand Central Publishing

Narrator Susan Ericksen

Synopsis

Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a U.S. military base inside a demilitarized buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. A fugitive "Wolf-Man" who had a love affair with a local woman, Loup's father was one of a group of men genetically manipulated and used by the U.S. government as a weapon. The "Wolf-Men" were engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina, and a total lack of fear, and Loup, named for and sharing her father's wolf-like qualities, is marked as an outsider.

 

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Into the Drowning deep by Mira Grant

Publisher Orbit

Narrator Christine Lakin

Synopsis

New York Times best-selling author Mira Grant, author of the renowned Newsflesh series, returns with a novel that takes us to a new world of ancient mysteries and mythological dangers come to life.

The ocean is home to many myths,

But some are deadly....

Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a tragedy.

Now a new crew has been assembled. But this time they're not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life's work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart, this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.

Whatever the truth may be, it will be found only below the waves.

But the secrets of the deep come with a price.

 

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About JS Fields

J.S. Fields is a scientist who has perhaps spent too much time around organic solvents. They enjoy roller derby, woodturning, making chainmail by hand, and cultivating fungi in the backs of minivans. Nonbinary, and yes, it matters.

Fields has lived in Thailand, Ireland, Canada, USA, and spent extensive time in many more places. Their current research takes them to the Peruvian Amazon rainforest each summer, where they traumatizes students with machetes and tangarana ants while looking for rare pigmenting fungi. They live with their partner and child, and a very fabulous lionhead rabbit named Merlin.

 

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Vanda Talks About Her Historical Fiction Series - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Vanda Talks About Her Historical Fiction Series - The Lesbian Review Podcast

May 17, 2019

Vanda Talks About Her Historical Fiction Series

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Vanda today to talk about her historical fiction series.

In this episode:

  • How Vanda turned Juliana into a play
  • The research she needed to do to get the facts right
  • What she learned that shocked her
  • What she wants to do now with her books

 

Juliana by Vanda

Synopsis

She went looking for fame, and found her true self, instead.

New York City, 1941. Alice “Al” Huffman and her childhood friends are fresh off the potato farms of Long Island and bound for Broadway. Al’s plans for stage success are abruptly put on hold when she’s told she has no talent. As she gets a job to pay for acting classes, Al settles into a normal life with her friends and a boyfriend. It all changes when she meets Juliana.

A singer on the brink of stardom, Juliana is everything Al isn’t: glamorous, talented, and queer. The farm girl is quickly enthralled, experiencing thoughts and feelings she never realized were possible. Al finds herself slipping between two worlds: the gay underground and the “normal” world of her childhood friends. It’s a balancing act she can handle until the two worlds begin to collide

In a city bursting with change, can Alice find what she was looking for all along?

 

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Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett Recommend 4 Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett Recommend 4 Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

May 3, 2019

Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett Recommend 4 Books

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Sheena is joined by two authors known for their comedy as Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett Recommend 4 Books.

In this episode:

  • Layce Gardner recommends three books she loved
  • Saxon Bennett recommends one book she loved
  • The duo talk about writing dramady and yanking the rug out from readers
  • Their new release Second Chances and the robot character

 

Survived by her longtime companion by Chris Paynter

Publisher Companion Publications

Audiobook available No

Synopsis

Hired to work on a biography of the late film star, Daphne DeMonet, Bailey Hampton arrives to conduct an interview with Eleanor Burnett, Daphne's "longtime companion." To Bailey's dismay, she learns Eleanor has set up a co-interview with Bailey's ex-partner, Chelsea Parker.

Estranged for eleven months, the two women hide their painful memories and strain to be civil to one another. Eleanor startles them by insisting that they take turns reading aloud from Eleanor's diaries of her life with Daphne DeMonet. Only after the diaries are read in her presence will Eleanor proceed with a full interview.

Once Eleanor discovers that Bailey and Chelsea are ex-partners, the diary readings take on a new meaning for her. Can they learn from the mistakes she and Daphne made as young lovers? Will that knowledge bring Bailey and Chelsea together again? Or is it too late to mend their broken relationship?

 

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Love Bites by Lila Bruce

Publisher Indie Author

Audiobook available No

Synopsis

The last person Ashley Baldwin expected to see when she walked into Ridgeview Animal Clinic was the gorgeous ex-love-of-her-life, Peyton Maxwell. Their break-up in college had been an explosive one, and now, some twelve years later, Ashley was still picking up the pieces of her broken heart.

Peyton Maxwell knew better than anyone that life rarely turned out the way you planned. After spending more than a decade away from her hometown, she’d finally decided to move back in order to raise her young daughter closer to family. She was just beginning to settle into her new job when Ashley walked into an exam room at the vet clinic and back into her life. Peyton thought she’d put that part of her life firmly in the past, but one look at her former lover and it all comes rushing back. 

Ashley has waited a long time for answers, but walks away from their encounter with only questions. Could it really hurt to pursue a friendly, platonic relationship as Peyton suggests? Or will Ashley find herself rekindling a flame that never really died?

 

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Just Married? by Natasha West

Publisher Indie Author

Audiobook available No

Synopsis

When uptight British bookshop owner Emily Bartlett goes to Las Vegas to get over a humiliating breakup, she’s expecting to make a few mistakes. But when she meets Ruby Knight, a pessimistic American C-list TV actress with designs on a movie career, she makes a whopper. The pair get so incredibly drunk together that they end up getting accidently married.

In the cold light of day, both women are shocked to find themselves wedded to a virtual stranger. But maybe it’s not such a big mistake? Could Ruby’s marriage to Emily help boost her profile and get her the biggest role of her life, earning Emily a big payday in the process? Only if they can make it seem like they’re really in love. And only if they can navigate the treacherous LA movie scene without tripping themselves up and giving the game away. Or worse, getting carried away with their fake relationship…

But what if they do let themselves feel something? Could they fall in love? Or are they Just Married?

 

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This Is Devin Jones by Kristen Conrad

Publisher Peckham Press

Audiobook available No

Synopsis

What if your new favorite action movie and your new favorite romantic comedy were merged into one page turning thriller? This is Devin Jones. 

Beverly Hills Police Detective Devin Jones has a problem – No, it’s not the dead body that turned up on the lawn of a washed up drunk Hollywood legend, and it’s not even the fact that she’s been having an affair with one of the biggest actresses in the world who’s flown back into the closet to marry her male co-star. It’s that Devin has been set up on a blind date to the glamorous Hollywood Screen Awards - and not only is her date a dud, but when Devin comes back from a bathroom break during the show, the theater is eerily empty and someone has taken 25 of the world’s biggest movie and TV stars hostage. Including her ex girlfriend. This just got personal. Suddenly Hollywood’s biggest night becomes Hollywood’s biggest nightmare. Alone and unarmed, Devin Jones has to get them out. Or die trying.

With its edge-of-the-seat action, sexy and romantic love story, and laugh out loud humor, This is Devin Jones is about to become your favorite page turner of the year. Written by a successful Hollywood film and TV scribe who also had a humor column in a national LGBT mag - This is Devin Jones brings the movie experience to the reading experience. 

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Second Chances by Saxon Bennet and Layce Gardner

Publisher Indie Authors

Audiobook available No

Synopsis

Kathleen Patterson’s life came to an abrupt halt five years ago when her wife was killed in a plane crash. Since her wife’s death, she hasn’t left the house and lives the life of a recluse. Her groceries are delivered, she cuts her own hair, and all her shopping is done online. The only person she talks to is her mother.

Janet Miller has had more than her fair share of bad relationships. Unable to put her heart in the line of fire anymore, she moves in with her aging mother and swears off love. Sad and lonely, she eats dinner in front of the TV, and buries herself in her work.

Both women have given up on love. There is nothing that can change their minds.

Until…One day a robot appears on Kathleen’s doorstep. Robbie the robot has been programmed to be a home health aide for the reclusive Kathleen. Janet is the technician who is called to Kathleen’s house each time Robbie blows a circuit. What neither woman knows is that Robbie has a secret mission—to give them both a second chance at love.

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Jea Hawkins recommends 5 Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Jea Hawkins recommends 5 Books - The Lesbian Review Podcast

April 19, 2019

Jea Hawkins recommends 5 Books

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by lesbian fiction author Jea Hawkins today to talk about 5 of her favourite Books.

To Boldly Go by Em Stevens

Publisher Indie Author

Narrator Missy Cambridge

Synopsis

When life gives you lemons, drink limoncello.  

Taryn's trip of a lifetime is finally happening. She's saved money, researched, planned, and created an itinerary that will allow her to travel Italy...and finally tell her best friend that she's in love with her. But those plans are ruined when she wakes up alone, her crush gone. Her plans did not include being alone and stranded in Milan.  

Now Taryn's dream vacation is a nightmare.  

Enter Holly, a fellow traveler: young, full of life, and comfortable traipsing off the beaten path. Holly feels a connection with Taryn and wants to salvage her trip. After all, they're in freaking Italy! But their radically different travel styles and age differences make for rough terrain.  

Together, they boldly go into unexplored territories of the heart, and may just discover love.  

 

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Romancing The Inventor by Gail Carriger

Publisher Indie Author

Narrator Emma Newman

Synopsis

Narrated by the wonderful Emma Newman, this is Gail Carriger's first steampunk lesbian romance featuring a maid bent on seducing a brilliant cross-dressing scientist who's too brokenhearted to notice. Or is she?

Imogene Hale is a lowly parlor maid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires are keeping in the potting shed. Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve's heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?

This is a stand-alone LBGTQ sweet romance set in Gail Carriger's Parasolverse, full of class prejudice, elusive equations, and paranormal creatures taking tea.

Delicate sensibilities? This story contains women pleasing women and ladies who know what they want and pursue it, sometimes in exquisite detail.

Supernatural Society novellas can be consumed in any order. Look for surprise appearances from popular characters and the occasional strategic application of cognac.

 

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Stolkholm Syndrome by Miranda McLeod

Publisher Apple Blossom Press

No Audiobook

Synopsis

When a spy dials a wrong number, could it be the connection of a lifetime? 

Leigh is a secret agent in peril whose life depends on reaching her agency’s emergency hotline. But when she dials the local public radio pledge drive by mistake, a spy-obsessed office temp named Amanda becomes her only hope for rescue. Amanda thinks it’s an exciting game of make-believe, until dangerous elements from Leigh’s past force her to reveal her true identity and take Amanda with her on the run. The answers lie in Stockholm, but whether Leigh should be more frightened of the Russian mobsters who want her dead, or Amanda when she realizes she’s been lied to, is anyone’s guess. One thing is certain, if they can figure out a way to work together, the seasoned agent and the savvy civilian just might make the perfect team!

 

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Love Without Limits by Harper Bliss

Publisher Ladylit Publishing

Narrator Angela Dawe

Synopsis

Changing the rules can open your mind.

Caitlin James and Josephine Greenwood have been happily in love and committed to each other for over a year. Josephine has shed her insecurities, and her musical star is on the rise, while Caitlin hosts her own television show under the supervision of a new intriguing boss.

When Josephine starts the conversation about opening up their relationship, Caitlin is faced with a shift in the power balance between them. Together, they embark on a sometimes scary but always thrilling journey to discover who they both truly are.

Can Caitlin still practice what she has always preached? And will Jo be able to find her own way in their unconventional relationship?

Contains mature themes.

 

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Carol by Patricia Highsmith

Publisher Hachette Audio UK

Narrator Laurel Lefkow 

Synopsis

Therese is just an ordinary sales assistant working in a New York department store when an alluring woman in her 30s walks up to her counter. Standing there, Therese is wholly unprepared for the first shock of love. She is an awkward 19-year-old with a job she hates and a boyfriend she doesn't love; Carol is a sophisticated, bored suburban housewife in the throes of a divorce and a custody battle for her only daughter.

As Therese becomes irresistibly drawn into Carol's world, she soon realises how much they both stand to lose....

First published pseudonymously in 1952 as The Price of Salt, Carol is a hauntingly atmospheric love story set against the backdrop of '50s New York.

 

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Must Love Chickens by Jea Hawkins

Publisher Indie Author

Narrator Lori Prince

Synopsis

City girl meets country girl.

Natalie's life is on a precipice with too many failed career moves in the last year. Faced with the loss of everything she has ever worked for, Natalie looks for a way to get out of the city and realign her priorities.

When Jessica Morgan places an ad for a new farmhand, she doesn't expect to hear from an urbanite. And when the respondent turns out to be gorgeous Natalie Wells, she's really at a loss for words!

Natalie thinks taking a job in the country is a great plan, until she realizes she's attracted to her boss. When she learns her boss's bias against her is the result of issues with an ex-girlfriend, Natalie realizes she's not imagining the sparks between them - that Jess might just be open to a new relationship, if only Natalie can prove she belongs in Jess's life.

The last thing Jess needs is a new love interest, especially one who works for her! But she can't deny Natalie is pretty darn cute trying to learn her way around the farm and as she falls in love, Jess wonders if there's a chance for romance with the city girl....

 

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Books by Jea Hawkins

 

As Long As Love Lasts by Jae Hawkins

Publisher Indie Author

No Audiobook

A 2019 Golden Crown Literary Society Award nominee.

2018 - She doesn't know if a marriage is worth fighting for.

Peyton Kennedy quantifies everything in terms of numbers and risk. She looks at a problem and solves it, leaving no piece of the puzzle out. When her young, too-whimsical wife inherits a derelict farmhouse from a distant aunt, Peyton can only see the bottom line. Too much work. Too much money. Time. Energy. Definitely not worth saving. 

But her wife knows how to get her way and Peyton finds herself roped into renovations. This… this may be the straw that breaks her marriage's back, and Peyton's worried about how not worried that makes her. 

That is, until a seventy-year-old bundle of letters and a time-worn diary fall on her head. 

Before she knows it, Peyton is drawn into the story of her wife’s great aunt, Marty, a woman who dared defy social conventions for the love of another woman.

 

1939 - She doesn't know what love is.

Marty Bell thinks life will fall neatly into place. Her mother has expectations: A husband, wealthy enough to give Marty security for the rest of her days. When she meets a beautiful circus worker who shovels dung and pounds stakes for a living, it's the first time Marty sees that she can stray from the path.

Soon, her life is dictated by not just her mother, but the upheaval of war and the one thing she never expected to find: love.

And Marty will risk anything and everything to hold onto it.

Contemporary and historical lesbian romance intertwine in this emotional tale of a diary, an elephant, and four women who know that few things matter more than finding someone who loves them just the way they are.

 

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2 Reviewers + The Author Talk Breaking Character

2 Reviewers + The Author Talk Breaking Character

April 5, 2019

2 Reviewers And The Author Talk About Breaking Character

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Tara Scott and Lee Winter today to talk about Breaking Character.

In this podcast we talk about

  • Summer - is she the nicest girl next door ever?
  • Elizabeth - is she an ice queen?
  • Grace - misunderstood starlet or meanie?
  • The mysterious Rachel Cho - do we ever actually meet her?
  • Are there really autograph hunters?
  • How much research Winter did about filming and being on set?
  • The sex scene being the big turning point for both characters
  • Fan-fiction and whether or not Winter has any fan fix written based on her books

 

PLUS Tara and Lee Winter invent a new way of measuring Ice Queens and dub it The Winter Scale

 

The book we discussed in this podcast

Breaking Character by Lee Winter

Publisher Ylva Publishing

Synopsis

Life has become a farcical mess for icy British A-lister Elizabeth Thornton. America’s most-hated villain stars in a top-rated TV medical drama that she hates. Now, she’s been romantically linked to her perky, new co-star, Summer, due to the young woman’s clumsiness. As a closeted actress, that’s the last thing Elizabeth needs. If she could just get her dream movie role, life would be so much better. The only problem is that the eccentric French film-maker offering it insists on meeting her “girlfriend”, Summer, first.Summer Hayes is devastated when her co-star shuns her for accidentally sparking rumors they’re lovers. Now the so-called British Bitch has the audacity to ask Summer to pretend to be her girlfriend to get her a role? Elizabeth doesn’t even like Summer! Oh, how she’d love to tell her no. And Summer definitely would if it wasn’t for the fact she’s maybe a tiny bit in love with the impossible woman.A lesbian celebrity romance about gaining love, losing masks, and trying to stick to the script.

 

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Natalie Miller-Snell recommends 4 Lesbian Fiction novels

Natalie Miller-Snell recommends 4 Lesbian Fiction novels

March 22, 2019

Natalie Miller-Snell recommends 4 Lesbian Fiction novels

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Natalie Miller-Snell today to talk about 4 Lesbian Fiction books she loves.

Requiem For Immortals by Lee Winter

Publisher Ylva Publishing

Synopsis

Professional cellist Natalya Tsvetnenko moves seamlessly among the elite where she fills the souls of symphony patrons with beauty even as she takes the lives of the corrupt of Australia’s ruthless underworld. The cold, exacting assassin is hired to kill a woman who seems so innocent that Natalya can’t understand why anyone would want her dead. As she gets to know her target, she can’t work out why she even cares.

 

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Reintegration by Eden S French

Publisher Queer Pack

Synopsis

Streetwise cyborg Lexi Vale brokers deals for gang lords in the anarchic city of Foundation. Her mind-reading implant gives her a crucial edge—but it also makes her brain a hot commodity.

When she’s targeted by an augmented hunter, Lexi joins a group of rebels: a murderous vigilante, a daredevil smuggler, a drug-addled surgeon, and a revolutionary whose shared past with Lexi endangers them all.

A queer, dystopian sci-fi about piecing together purpose from the fragments of love and loss, even while the world itself is tearing apart.

 

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The Innocents by Riley La Shea 

Synopsis

For thousands of years, they have roamed the darkness, subsisting on the blood of men - the deraphs - though most people would only know them as vampires.

For thousands of years, they have been hunted, pursued in secret by scores of men who tried and failed to exterminate them.

For thousands of years, the fight has been fair.

Now, a group of North Atlantic hunters have discovered a weakness - the synjuments - a subspecies of humans with whom the deraphs share a mortal link. Far more vulnerable to attack, these innocents pose an imminent threat to the clan of Haydn, a thousand-year-old deraph whose unsettled history with Lilith poses its own pressing complications.

To prevent their extinction, Haydn and her clan are forced to take on a paradoxical assignment, as guardians of those they are inclined by their very natures to seduce and consume.

The Innocents is a stand-alone urban dark fantasy novel in the Faith & Fury collection. The Faith & Fury collection is a group of stand-alone novels and series set in the same universe, sharing a common canon.

Due to violence, sexual content and language, it is recommended for mature readers. 

 

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The Way You Smile by Kiki Archer

Publisher K. A.  Books

Synopsis

Real life doesn’t play out like a movie. Electric connections mostly mean you’ve got static in your jumper. Camila Moore knows that; she’s not daft. She has two teenage boys and bills to pay, plus the only man she’s ever been with has traded her in for a gym bunny.

Returning to work’s the answer, but when she finds herself in the wrong room, wrong place at the wrong time, the last thing she expects is to be promoted out of obscurity into the arms of Harriet Imogen Pearson, media darling, hotshot entrepreneur and notorious lesbian playgirl.

Camila can’t believe it; she’s an ordinary woman, nothing special – in her view – so what’s Harriet’s motivation? What’s her end game?

Are Camila’s feelings just infatuation or is it real life love?

Kiki Archer is the mistress of chick-lit romance for women of all ages and inclinations.

 

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Other books we spoke about

Breaking Character by Lee Winter

 

Shattered by Lee Winter

 

Behind The green Curtain by Riley La Shea

 

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3 Books That Surprised Me - The Lesbian Review Podcast

3 Books That Surprised Me - The Lesbian Review Podcast

March 8, 2019

3 Books That Surprised Me

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is all alone today but that’s okay because the topic of this podcast is 3 Books That Surprised Me.

The books I spoke about:

The One by KC Luck

Publisher Indie Author

Available in Audiobook: no

Check out Sheena’s review of The One by KC Luck: Book Review

 

Synopsis

The One by KC Luck is a perfect short read. It’s a suspense with a twist, a romance and a completely unexpected set of characters.

Lynn longs to find her soulmate. She has seen her parents live happily together and wants to find the woman who fits her the same way. Someone with the same habits and hobbies, someone who is exciting and shares the same interests. Why is that so difficult?

Lynn will do anything to find The One. And when she meets a homeless woman she gets an inkling that she may have found true love at last.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2ThQlJP

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Green-eyed Monster by Gill McKnight 

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Available in Audiobook: no

Check out Sheena’s review of Green-eyed Monster by Gill McKnight: Book Review

 

Synopsis

Green-eyed Monster by Gill McKnight is a delightful romp about a kidnapping gone wrong.

Mickey Rapowski has been cheated out of money by Victoria Gresham and she wants to get what she is owed. So she hatches a plan to kidnap Victoria’s girlfriend, Ginette, and hold her for ransom, but Micky isn’t unreasonable, she only wants her due.

It seems like a brilliant plan in the moment but it has some unforeseen flaws during the execution. No one wants to pay the ransom and Ginette is the worst captive ever breaking down Mickey’s resolve slowly but surely.

Not only does Mickey end up on the wrong side of Ginette’s power plays but she also begins to fall for her captive. Could this get any worse for the poor unsuspecting woman?

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2GXV9NP

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Daughter Of The Sun by Effie Calvin

Publisher NineStar Press

Available in Audiobook: no

Check out Sheena’s review of Daughter Of The Sun by Effie Calvin: Book Review

 

Synopsis

Daughter Of The Sun by Effie Calvin is a delightful fantasy with a light romance and the most wonderful characters.

Orsina of Melidrie is a paladin of the Order of the Sun. Her mission is to end chaos and corruption wherever she finds it. She spends her days traveling around Vesolda looking for the great evil she is destined to encounter. At least, that is what she was told two years before.

Aelia is the Goddess of Caprice. She is a minor chaos goddess and the personification of poor decision making. Her worship is outlawed and when Aelia encounters Orsina she is trapped in her mortal body and badly wounded. She manages to escape the encounter though and manifests in a body that isn’t recognisable. So when Orsina finds her again she thinks that Aelia is a wounded woman in need of help.

Orsina takes Aelia under her wing and the unlikely duo end up traveling together. It’s a great excuse for Aelia to travel across Vesolda in search of a magic relic that will free her from her body.

Aelia can’t tell Orsina the truth no matter how much she begins to feel for the earnest woman and so she holds back from the desire they both begin to feel.

A complex set of emotions surface as Aelia learns that desires can’t always be ignored and soon the chaos goddess isn’t certain of what she really wants after all.

As the two women travel they discover a host of gods and other problems that need to be dealt with and sooner or later Aelia will have to choose between her fellow gods or the paladin who has won her heart.

 

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Here’s a fun fact about me: I will hardly ever read a synopsis before buying a book. I may skim it to see what genre it is but I will never read the full synopsis because I want to go into it with no idea of what the story is so that there is more of a chance for surprise.

 

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Becoming Cliterate And How Lesfic Can Lead The Way - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Becoming Cliterate And How Lesfic Can Lead The Way - The Lesbian Review Podcast

February 22, 2019

Becoming Cliterate And How Lesfic Can Lead The Way

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Karelia Stetz-Waters today to talk about how important well written sex is for f/f books especially in an age of unhappy and sexually frustrated young people.

In this episode:

  • Becoming Cliterate - what it is and where it comes from
  • Studies about orgasms and the importance of the clitoris
  • Why great sex is important in lesbian fiction
  • How Karelia Stetz-Waters wants to educate mainstream romance writers
  • One of the worst sex scenes ever
  • Fading to grey vs graphic sex
  • The struggle for the Gen X
  • The vocabulary gap between generations
  • Becoming more diverse in our language
  • Plus hear Karelia Stetz-Waters read a sex scene from her novel Worth The Wait

 

In this podcast we talk about these books

Becoming Cliterate by Dr Laurie Mintz

Publisher: Harper Audio

On audio: Yes

Synopsis

We've been thinking about sex all wrong. Mainstream media, movies, and porn have taught us that sex = penis + vagina, and everything else is just secondary. Standard penetration is how men most reliably achieve orgasm. The problem is, women don't orgasm this way. We've separated our most reliable route to orgasm - clitoral stimulation - from how we feel we should orgasm - penetration. As a result we've created a pleasure gap between women and men:

  • 50 percent of 18- to 35-year-old women say they have trouble reaching orgasm with a partner
  • 64 percent of women versus 91 percent of men said they had an orgasm at their last sexual encounter
  • 55 percent of men versus 4 percent of women say they usually reach orgasm during first-time hookup sex

In Becoming Cliterate, psychology professor and human sexuality expert Dr. Laurie Mintz exposes the broader cultural problem that's perpetuating this gap and what we can do about it. Pulling together evidence from biology, sociology, linguistics, and sex therapy into one comprehensive, accessible, and prescriptive book, Becoming Cliterate features:

  • Cultural and historical analysis of female orgasm (spoiler: the problem's been going on for ages)
  • An anatomy section (it's all custom under the hood)
  • Proven techniques for cliterate sex (it starts with training the sex organ between your ears)
  • A comprehensive final chapter for men (because you don't have to have a clitoris to be cliterate)

By dispelling the lies, misunderstandings, and myths that have been holding us back, Becoming Cliterate tackles both personal and political problems and replaces them with updated outlooks and practical skills needed to change our collective perspective on sex. It's time to finally inform women and men on how to have satisfying experiences in bed that benefit both parties.

The revolution is cuming - and Becoming Cliterate offers a radical, simple solution to progress and pleasure for all.

 

Get the audio/book on Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2X2IMof

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Worth The Wait by Karelia Stetz-Waters

Publisher Forever Yours

On audio: no

Synopsis

A second chance at first love . . .

For fifteen years, Avery Crown tried to forget her best friend Merritt Lessing. The late nights studying, the whispered confidences, and the little touches that never turned into something more. Unfortunately, her efforts have not been as successful as her TV career as the queen of home renovation. So when she runs into Merritt at their high school reunion, Avery asks for one night with the woman she's always wanted . . .

Merritt spent high school pining after Avery, but never made a move-their friendship meant too much. The one time it seemed things might change, Avery chose her budding career. So Merritt did the same, throwing herself into her remodeling business. Now Avery's back, and while Merritt still hasn't forgiven her for walking away the first time, they can't keep their hands off each other. But when their professional paths cross, and it seems like Avery is choosing her career once again, Merritt will have to decide if she's willing to let go of the past and give herself a second chance with her first love.

 

Get the book on Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2Icqduw

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Something True by Karelia Stetz-Waters

Publisher Forever Yours

On audio: no

Synopsis

Don't miss Karelia's newest release in the Out in Portland series, Worth the Wait, available this summer!

Tate Grafton has a tough exterior, but underneath she's kind, caring, and fiercely loyal. That's why she first started working at Out in Portland Coffee - it was her way of repaying the shop's owner for taking her in as a homeless teenager. Nine years later, the coffee shop is floundering and Tate feels like she's letting life pass her by . . . until she shares an unforgettable night with a beautiful stranger. When the mysterious woman disappears the next morning, Tate doesn't even know her name.

Laura Enfield was supposed to be in Portland for only a few days - just long enough to oversee a simple business deal before joining her conservative father on his political campaign. But when the closeted Laura romances an employee of the coffee shop her company is shutting down, things get suddenly complicated. Now, the lies she's told for years are beginning to unravel, and her biggest secret is about to be exposed. Laura can't stop thinking about the barista with the soulful eyes, but after a lifetime of deception, can she finally embrace something true?

 

Get the book on Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2E7Arsc

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BONUS:

Karelia Stetz-Waters suggests that if would really like to become cliterate (and watch one of the sexiest pieces of media I've ever seen) tcheck out the OMGYes project. It is well worth the $40 USD it costs to view this content. 

 

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About Karelia Stetz-Waters

Karelia Stetz-Waters is a contemporary lesbian writer. She is passionate about providing happy endings and a vision of redemptive love for readers of all orientations. Her novels include For Good, Something True, The Admirer, The Purveyor, and Lambda Literary Award and Golden Crown Literary Society finalist Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before.  Karelia teaches English and writing at Linn-Benton Community College, where her students include everyone from drag queens, to farm boys, to Sudanese refugees. They all tell stories of passion and perseverance and inspire her to write characters that are real and diverse.  

Karelia has a BA in comparative literature from Smith College and an MA in English literature from the University of Oregon. She also teaches writing for the Gold Crown Literary Society Writing Academy, a non-profit organization that seeks to promote and strengthen lesbian fiction.

 She is married to her beloved wife of 19 years and lives with her a friendly cat and a breed of dog never-before-seen: the King Pug Spuglette (a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a pug).

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Sports Romance with Rachel Spangler and Anna Gramlich

Sports Romance with Rachel Spangler and Anna Gramlich

February 8, 2019

Sports Romance with Rachel Spangler

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Anna is joined by Rachel Spangler today to talk about Sports Romances.

Find out

  • what Rachel Spangler feels about being considered sporty
  • why sports is a big deal in Spangler’s life
  • why sports is such a romantic topic for readers
  • writing sports bodies when they are not traditionally beautiful
  • how Rachel Spangler did research for her sports romances
  • how Spangler balances writing the play by play without boring or confusing the reader

 

Books discussed in this podcast

Trails Merge by Rachel Spangler

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Narrator Lori Prince

 

Synopsis

Every skier knows that anything can happen when trails merge. After a devastating ultimatum from her lover, Campbell Carson returns to her childhood home, Bear Run Ski Resort, seeking her family’s unconditional solace and support. Parker Riley escapes to the mountain after the high-powered world of Chicago’s political machine leaves her questioning her judgment in both life and love. Despite their initial wariness, the women find their budding friendship snowballing toward romance. The idyllic mountain resort is the perfect setting for them to learn to rebuild trust, and perhaps to find a second chance at love. However, when Parker’s past resurfaces, Campbell is forced to face her own hard truths. As barely healed wounds reopen, the unexpected obstacles in their path threaten any hope for a future together.

 

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Edge Of Glory by Rachel Spangler

Publisher Bywater Books

Synopsis

As Olympic snowboarder Corey LaCroix and skier Elise Brandies ride the razor's edge between victory and defeat on the slopes, they also face a heat neither of them is prepared for in their safe worlds of snow and ice. The stakes become steeper than any mountain either of them will ever face when legacies and hearts collide at breakneck speed.

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2GeIV22

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Heart Of The Game by Rachel Spangler

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Narrator AJ Ferraro

Synopsis

Sometimes baseball is just a metaphor for life, and sometimes it works the other way around.

All Sarah Duke ever cared about was baseball, and she's finally earned her shot as a full-time sports writer. She loves the work, she loves being one of the few women to ever gain access to a man's world, but most of all, she loves the game. When Duke meets Molly Grettano and her two sons at the ballpark, she instantly connects with the young family, but Molly isn't sure Duke's ready for something more. Molly wants someone softer, more feminine, and more importantly, someone steady. She and her boys have been abandoned before, and she's vowed to never to put them in that position again. If she were ever to trust anyone, it would have to be someone fully dedicated to her and her children. Duke has a lot of heart, but neither woman is sure there's enough room left in it for anything other than baseball.

 

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Delay Of Game by Tracey Richardson

Publisher Bella Books

Synopsis

Passion and patriotism sizzle on the ice at the Winter Olympics.

It’s been a dozen years since two of the world’s best women hockey players, Niki Hartling and Eva Caruso, first competed against each other in the Olympic Games.

The pressure of the intense USA–Canada rivalry forced an end to their love affair, and both women moved on—Niki to coach and to marry, Eva to stretch out a playing career that her ravaged body can barely sustain anymore.

The Games are upon them once again. Eva wants one last chance to beat the Canadians and win hockey’s biggest prize. Niki, now a widow and single mother, strives to coach her country to gold, even as the obstacles against her mount. The locker room seems to have ears and there are few people Niki and Eva can trust.

Rivals and former lovers on hockey’s biggest stage, will Niki and Eva feel the same spark that first brought them together? And can they win on—and off—the ice with the whole world watching?

 

Get This Book On Amazon here -> https://amzn.to/2WHonoS

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Love All by Rachel Spangler

Publisher Bywater Books

Synopsis

Throughout her long career, professional tennis player Jay Pierce has been burned by both players and the press. She's learned the hard way that she can trust no one and nothing, especially her own judgment. So, when she starts one last career comeback, she knows the only hope she has to redeem her legacy is to go it alone.

Sadie Larsen knows virtually nothing about the world of professional tennis when her daughter, Destiny, breaks onto the women's tour at the age of 17. She learned everything she needed to know about single parenting on her own, and she knows she can do the same now that the stakes are higher than ever—all she has to do is stay laser-focused on protecting her family of two.

Neither Jay nor Sadie expects the path ahead to be easy. Each believes she's prepared to face every single challenge with the stony resolve of a woman who has been counted out and bet against her entire life. The only thing neither woman had counted on was each other. 

As Jay and Destiny fight their battles on the court, Sadie and Jay fight their attraction off it. Can they survive the crushing crucible of competition, press pressure, and parenting, or will love allreally mean no one goes home a winner?

 

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10 Reasons Romance Rocks - The Lesbian Review

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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