Harper Bliss & Her Mrs
#111: Harper Has Stuck Her Head Even Farther Up Her Own Behind

#111: Harper Has Stuck Her Head Even Farther Up Her Own Behind

July 29, 2021
About That Kiss is out now everywhere! It could be your feel-good read of the summer :-) Harper is feeling the launch stress.
Another new release is the German translation of A Lesson in LoveDie Erfahrung von Liebe.
 
Harper finally typed THE END on Difficult Women, which is set in Brittany, which is where we’re going on holiday.
 
We watched season four of Unforgotten, and loved it, but the end left Caroline reeling. We also started rewatching Homeland, starting at season four, which has Laila Robins.
Harper has a rant about Ted Lasso.
 
Caroline’s book this week is Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. It’s a beautiful book about difficult topics, gorgeously written and very compelling.
 
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#110: Harper Will Be an Easier Woman Tomorrow

#110: Harper Will Be an Easier Woman Tomorrow

July 22, 2021
We record this episode on our National Holiday and also the 21st anniversary of our first meeting. Harper is feeling the stress of finishing her current first draft and preparing for a launch next week. Thank goodness for her punching bag.
The first two chapters of About That Kiss are available to read on the blog.
 
We had a movie night in which we watched two very different films: Gunpowder Milkshake and Let Them All Talk. We enjoyed both in different ways. We’ve also been on a streak of teenage/high school shows: Gossip Girl, Never Have I Ever and Young Royals.
 
Caroline’s book of the week is Hostage by Clare Mackintosh. The premise was good, but unfortunately the book didn’t deliver. But, spoiler alert, next week’s book will get a rave review!
 
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#109: Harper Likes It When Things Are About Her

#109: Harper Likes It When Things Are About Her

July 15, 2021
Caroline’s birthday was celebrated profusely which led us to not be able to record a podcast last week, for which we apologise.
 
Harper’s editor loved About That Kiss and gave it the perfect review. It will be out in two weeks!
 
Harper is rereading her Pink Bean books and really loved No Other Love (Book 6). She’s now on Love Without Limits, and thinks she must have been crazy writing that book.
 
We absolutely loved the new season of This Way Up and are now rewatching Fleabag. We also started watching Manifest, but Caroline has many grievances about it.
 
Caroline’s book of the week is traditionally published lesbian fiction: Cow Girl by Kirsty Eyre. A fun, light read.
 
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#108: Harper Is Toppling the Patriarchy One Punch At a Time

#108: Harper Is Toppling the Patriarchy One Punch At a Time

July 1, 2021
In this week’s episode, Harper talks about her Difficult Women (working title), but she doesn’t know yet how they’ll get together. This book may also have brought her to take on a new (violent) hobby.
 
About That Kiss is getting its final touches and will be out on 27 July. The editor loved it! And Harper reveals which book she’ll work on when she’s done with the difficult women.
 
Our shout-out of the week is to the Flemish Government for their PSA with two middle-aged lesbians.
 
In between all the football we managed to binge the new and last season of Bosch. Another show we’re enjoying is This Is Pop on Netflix.
Harper made Caroline sit through a Celine Dion concert on YouTube.
A major televisual letdown was Sex/Life. Even Carmen from The L Word can’t make it watchable.
 
This week it’s Harper’s turn to recommend a book: The Secret to Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel. It’s a true piece of art.
 
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#107: Harper and Her Mrs Are Annoying Middle-Aged Lesbians

#107: Harper and Her Mrs Are Annoying Middle-Aged Lesbians

June 24, 2021
We’re back after a short getaway in the countryside, which was so nice. We even went for an outdoor run early in the morning!
In other fun news: we booked tickets to go see Celine Dion in 2022!
 
Harper’s next two audiobooks have been cast and lesfic audiobook fans will be happy.
 
This week’s shoutout is an attempted hommage to sexy Scottish accents.
 
We enjoyed the last season of Master of None, which has great houseporn. Harper has started watching Death in Paradise as her go-to-sleep show. This show was compared to Celine Dion, so it makes sense.
This YouTube video rang so true for us, and it has a great Celine Dion joke. 
 
Caroline’s book of the week is Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason, which deals with mental health issues while being very funny. Another five-star read!
 
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#106: Harper Felt Like Such a Cat Lady

#106: Harper Felt Like Such a Cat Lady

June 10, 2021
Harper celebrated her birthday over lunch with the ladies from Ylva Publishing, which was lots of fun. And thanks to Carrie for the unexpected prezzie!
Her next book, About That Kiss, is about to be sent to the editor, before we take a few days off next week. And she’s decided to take up her previously discarded book and try to finish it.
Our favourite podcasters Fi and Jane made a hilarious video to announce their upcoming book.
 
We watched season two of Feel Good, which we highly recommend. We’ve also started on the reboot of In Treatment
Caroline’s book this week is Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes. It’s one of her first novels and deals with addiction, which sounds heavy, but it’s a lovely, hopeful book.
 
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#105: Harper Is Her Own Favourite Author

#105: Harper Is Her Own Favourite Author

June 3, 2021
We were absent for two weeks for the best possible reason: Harper wrote a new book! And she had so much fun doing it.
She has also discovered the joy of reading her own books, which she’s never done before. This has led to her doing a group readalong of If You Kiss Me Like That in her Facebook Group.
 
During our two weeks absence we watched a lot of TV. We loved It’s a Sin but tears were shed. We also enjoyed the third and final season of Shrill. And our highlight was Mare of Easttown with a stellar performance from Kate Winslet (and the whole cast.) 
 
Caroline’s book of the week is How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones. It’s a beautifully written book, but a hard read that won’t be for everyone.
 
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#104: Harper Is Smitten With Her New Niece

#104: Harper Is Smitten With Her New Niece

May 12, 2021
We’re back after our absence last week, brought on by Harper’s current at-home writing retreat. She’s going all-out on writing a Hollywood romance and is making amazing progress, because of not doing anything else or reading any news.
 
After the season finale of Line of Duty, we rewatched the first three seasons of Unforgotten and a desperate to watch the fourth one. We also started on Dexter again, which is very bloody.
Caroline's book of the week is Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. A pleasant read that gets 4.5 stars.
Harper, on the other hand, is reading an iconic lesbian romance.
 
In other exciting news, we’ve both had our first vaccine jab and were able to go have dinner at a restaurant for the first time in months. And we welcomed a new member in our family.
 
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#103: Harper Has Been Overly Sex-Educated

#103: Harper Has Been Overly Sex-Educated

April 29, 2021
This week we talk about our little glamping break in the woods. Before the break, Harper made a difficult choice about her work-in-progress.
 
We’ve been obsessed with Line of Duty and rewatched the previous seasons. We started Mare of Easttown and we wish we hadn’t because there’s only one episode a week! 
 
Caroline managed to finish a very long book in the woods: Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart. It’s a difficult read at times, but a beautiful book that deserves many stars.
 
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#102: Harper Was Discovered Thanks to Drag Queen Fanfic

#102: Harper Was Discovered Thanks to Drag Queen Fanfic

April 15, 2021
Harper is over the launch stress of At Your Most Beautiful and is very grateful to everyone who bought it. 
Some unusual events are disrupting her work-in-progress.
Next in Line for Love is on sale for a limited time.
 
We binged two shows over the weekend: The One (interesting and suspenseful) and Everything's Gonna Be Okay (very funny and touching.) We also enjoyed the first episode of Rebel as we both have a deep love for Katey Sagal.
 
Caroline’s book tip of the week is her favourite book of all times, which she’s read many times: The Secret History by Donna Tartt.
 
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