Whiskey Rock Lounge

We’re powered by MyLesbianRadio.com -featuring The Whiskey Rock Lounge, an all new Podcast and Zoom show with hosts Denise Warner and singer JD Danner. Plenty of good chat with entertaining guests and topics. You can find The Lesbian Book Club here too! Our shows are largely LGBTQ but we’re inclusive to all.

JD and Denise have a fantastic chat with Miami's Marky G, long time disc jockey, host, presenter and the main juggler of all things for the annual LGBTQ+ Film Festivals. We discuss this year's OutShineFilm Festival - going on NOW-and what it means to the community, running for 24 years in Miami and 13 years in Fort Lauderdale. Mark talks about how the festivals have evolved, what you can expect this year and how they've adapted during these Covid times. Denise and Mark reminisce a bit about how Mark gave Denise her start as a presenter over 20 years ago on an FM dance music station Party 93.1 when it was unheard of for a gay radio talk show to be on your radio. To view this show on our YouTube Channel, click this link. 

Sep 21st, 2021 by mylesbianradio at 7:46 am

Welcome to episode 72 of the Lesbian Book Club, where Clare interviews UK author Laura Kay. Her debut novel “The Split” has been described as like “meeting Marian Keyes and Dawn O’Porter in a gay bar in Sheffield.” Laura tells us about writing it: “I wanted to write about a friendship between a queer woman and a queer man, and it was just a joy.” She also talks about how Sheffield is the worst place to run “crazy hilly and cold!”, and how she could never live on a houseboat.

 

Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as updating you on the latest news from lesfic world. Her upcoming novel "Change Of Heart" is out in October, and the audiobook of "Big London Dreams" is coming in November. Get a free lesbian romance at: www.clarelydon.co.uk

With JD still on the go taking care of family members, Denise spends some time with out British author Paul Burston ("The Gay Divorcee", "The Black Path", "The Closer I Get"), who not only has some top notch novels out, he's also created and hosts the very successful and long running "Polari Literary Salon" for years now, curating entertaining authors to read from their own books for audiences around London. Tune in and find out how he adapted Polari, during these trying Covid times and now expanded it with writing Work Shops, shows and a tour with pal, VG Lee, fellow author and stand up comedian. To watch the show on our YouTube Channel and see Paul in his cool Captain's hat, click this link

 

Sep 12th, 2021 by mylesbianradio at 11:02 am

While JD tends to her Covid ravaged family and their -thankfully-mild cases, Denise takes over to have a long awaited chat with NY's own Debra Barsha, a queer Broadway musician, musical theater director, composer and singer who's spent her adult life involved in Broadway music, and teaching, directing and writing. Currently bringing "Radiant Baby" back in a new revival, as well as preparing for "TINA", the Tina Turner story. They discuss Billy Porter, life in the theater, all the different musicals they've enjoyed over the years and the shows Debra has done. To watch the show on our YouTube Channel, click this link.

Welcome to episode 71 of the Lesbian Book Club, where Clare interviews five lesbian fiction authors and asks them how their 2021 is going in this Half-Year Summer Round-Up show. What a year it’s been so far, right? The five authors are: Erica Lee, Rachel Spangler, Natasha West, Melissa Lenhardt and Quinn Ivins. Expect accents a-go-go, lofty goals and lesbian fiction galore!
 

I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, and share the news that Before You Say I Do won a Goldie. Yay! Also, there’s the first chapter of my Hot London Nights audiobook included as an end bonus. Find out about my latest release, Big London Dreams, and sign up for a free lesbian romance at: www.clarelydon.co.uk

Aug 8th, 2021 by mylesbianradio at 12:54 pm

JD and Denise welcome British comedian and author Rosie Wilby joins us to discuss the recent success of her book "The Break Up Monologues", which spawned from a dumping that happened to her a while ago, launching her into collecting stories, facts and statistics regarding break ups- of course, with her own funny insightful spin. She's also got a podcast of the same name. Rosie's book is now available in Australia and The United States, so we discuss traveling during COVID times and all the adjustments that now come with promoting the book. Rosie also tells us about a few UK festivals she'll be attending. To watch the video of this show on our YouTube channel, click this link. 

 

Jul 6th, 2021 by mylesbianradio at 5:24 pm

Welcome to episode 70 of the Lesbian Book Club, where Clare interviews UK author Rosie Wilby. Rosie is an award-winning comedian, author and podcaster whose first book was entitled “Is Monogamy Dead?” She released her second book this year, and “The Break-Up Monologues” asks what we can learn from heartache and how it can teach us so much about ourselves and relationships. It’s a funny and honest delve into the human psyche and what it takes to stay in a relationship for all the right reasons. Easier said than done!

Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as updating you on the latest news of lesbian fiction conferences & awards season. Her upcoming lesbian romance Big London Dreams is available for pre-order, out on July 28th. Find out more at: www.clarelydon.co.uk

May 28th, 2021 by mylesbianradio at 3:38 pm

Welcome to episode 69 of the Lesbian Book Club, where Clare interviews UK author Kate Davies. Kate is a novelist, screenwriter and author of children's books. Her debut novel “In At The Deep End” won the 2020 Polari Prize and was shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction. The Guardian described it as 'without doubt, the afterparty book for anyone looking to continue their Fleabag fun'. Kate talks about writing from a place of truth, celebrating queer London, living her best life in a Scottish castle, and writing stuff that shocks you. “There’s stuff in the book I’d be embarrassed to read out loud!”

 

Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as updating you on the latest news of lesbian fiction conferences & awards season. She has new audiobooks of “Hot London Nights” and “The Long Weekend” out now, and Big London Dreams is available for pre-order, out in July. Find out more at: www.clarelydon.co.uk

Mar 22nd, 2021 by mylesbianradio at 10:51 am

Welcome to episode 68 of the Lesbian Book Club with Clare Lydon as she interviews UK author Kirsty Eyre. Her first novel, “Cow Girl”, won the inaugural Comedy Women in Print Award and a publishing contract with Harper Collins. Kirsty talks about how she stumbled into writing late, but is now fully embracing the world of novel-writing. Throughout lockdown she’s been juggling home schooling, a new puppy, a day job and trying to write her next three books. No pressure!  

Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as updating you on the latest news of lesbian fiction conferences & awards season. Clare’s currently deep in draft two of her next book, Big London Dreams, available for pre-order now. If you’d like a free lesbian romance from Clare, head to www.clarelydon.co.uk/it-had-to-be-you and sign up for her VIP Readers’ Club!

Feb 3rd, 2021 by mylesbianradio at 12:41 pm

Welcome to episode 67 of the Lesbian Book Club! This month the focus is your host, Clare Lydon, as she rounds up her goals for 2021, including publishing three books and four audiobooks, as well as getting more stretchy in body and flexible in life! She also shines a light on her new release “Hot London Nights”, and gives you a listen of the first chapter of her “Made In London” audiobook – all of which should get you bang into the London Romance mood.

Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. Plus, if you want to come along to her Zoom event in association with Stockport Library on February 25th – A Conversation With Clare Lydon – you can register for free tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/author-evening-with-clare-lydon-tickets-139692011567  

Also, if you’d like to get a free lesbian romance from Clare, head to www.clarelydon.co.uk/it-had-to-be-you and sign up for her VIP Readers’ Club!

Dec 16th, 2020 by mylesbianradio at 8:48 am
Welcome to episode 66 of the Lesbian Book Club with Clare Lydon as she brings you a bumper festive special to end the year! In it, Clare quizzes seven authors about their writing year, their festive plans and their hopes for 2021. Interviewed are: AL Brooks, HP Munro, Cara Malone, Rosy Dee, Harper Bliss, Kris Bryant and Monica McCallan.
Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about what she’s been up to. If you want to know what Clare and all the other authors want from Santa, listen now! If you’d like a free lesbian romance from Clare, head to www.clarelydon.co.uk/it-had-to-be-you and sign up for her VIP Readers’ Club!
Nov 30th, 2020 by mylesbianradio at 2:40 pm

Welcome to episode 65 of the Lesbian Book Club with Clare Lydon as she interviews US author Haley Cass. Haley’s debut novel “Those Who Wait” took the lesfic world by storm this year, along with its follow-up “Forever And A Day.” Her new book, “When You Least Expect It” is currently thrilling readers around the world, too. She talks about how her debut started life as a Game Of Thrones fanfic, and how blown away she is by the reaction from readers. She also talks about how her favourite part of writing is the angst – when characters truly have to face their fears: “Break-ups and their aftermath are the first things that go in my outline. I’m always ready to write those.”

Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. Her new book, Christmas In Mistletoe, is out now! If you’d like to get a free lesbian romance from Clare, head to www.clarelydon.co.uk/it-had-to-be-you and sign up for her VIP Readers’ Club!

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