Harper Bliss & Her Mrs
#122: A Once in a Lifetime Holiday Special

#122: A Once in a Lifetime Holiday Special

December 23, 2021

This week's episode is a little different, as we're taking some time off recording for the holidays.

But we don't want to leave you Bliss-less for that long, so we're giving you a different audio taste of Harper Bliss in the form of some audiobook teasers.

This week's offering is the first chapter of Once in a Lifetime, a definite fan favourite, beautifully narrated by Laura Jennings. The ebook happens to be discounted on all platforms at the time this episode goes out (until 5 January 2022), so grab your copy now!

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#121: Harper Has a Bliss-mas Surprise!

#121: Harper Has a Bliss-mas Surprise!

December 16, 2021
In this (probably) last episode of 2021, Harper has a surprise announcement: she wrote a sequel to In the Distance There Is Light, a novella called The Light Between Us, available here. Its working title was In the Distance There Is Drama.
 
Harper’s writing retreat is on hold because our lives are as dramatic as a Harper Bliss novel at the moment.
 
In entertainment news, we discuss And Just Like That, Manhunt and Harlem.
 
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#120: Harper’s Bandwidth Is Like Dial-up

#120: Harper’s Bandwidth Is Like Dial-up

December 9, 2021
On this episode Harper’s Mrs is a bit loopy because of a painful back. Harper finished writing a short story and is ready to go on her next writing retreat.
She watched a LGBTQ romance panel online and was appalled by how they talked about lesbian romance.
 
We saw a great show on BritBox: The Tower, a three-part thriller starring Gemma Whelan. We also enjoyed Netflix’s gay Christmas rom-com Single All the Way.
Caroline’s book this week is 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard, a psychological thriller set at the start of the pandemic.
 
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#119: Harper Is 10 Months Pregnant With Idea

#119: Harper Is 10 Months Pregnant With Idea

December 2, 2021
We record this on the first day of snow of the year! The big news of the day is that That Woman Next Door is now available on Audible! And Then She Kissed Me is at the editor’s and with some beta-readers, one of whom already finished it.
Harper is ready to start writing her next book, but she has to write a short story first.
We have some translation news, both in Portuguese and French.
If you’re looking for a Christmas themed read, why not try Life in Bits, which Harper co-wrote with T.B. Markinson.
 
We’ve been glued to BritBox the past week, watching our favourite female detective Vera, as well as the other Ann Cleeves inspired series The Long Call. And of course we have something to say about Strictly and more specifically, about head judge Shirley.
 
Caroline’s book this week is, unusually, lesbian fiction: The Split by Laura Kay.
 
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#118: Harper Cracked the Flow Code

#118: Harper Cracked the Flow Code

November 25, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving to our American listeners!
 
Harper is about to send her editor the manuscript of her next book, And Then She Kissed Me, which will be out at the end of January.
Not a lot of publishing news this week, because we’ve been very preoccupied with maybe buying a house.
 
We watched all six episodes of Annika, a Scottish scandi noir with a humorous touch. We enjoyed it very much, especially Nicola Walker.
Caroline’s book this week is The Thing About Clare by Imogen Clark, about a family called Bliss!
 
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#117: Harper Has Many Thoughts

#117: Harper Has Many Thoughts

November 18, 2021
We’re back after an extended break! But we’ve been busy during the break: Harper wrote a book which will be called And Then She Kissed Me; we published the audio of That Woman Next Door; and we published an age-gap boxset, The Power of Love.
 
Of course, we’ve watched a lot of television since our last podcast episode. We enjoyed The L Word Gen Q, but it is not without its issues. We loved Work in Progress. Harper has been rewatching Californication, which she’s enjoying, but in this day and age it is quite problematic. Our tv highlight of the week is Strictly Come Dancing. Even Caroline gets emotional when she watches John and Johannes. We can’t go out on a Saturday night until it’s over.
 
Last weekend we went to see the movie Aline, inspired by the life of Harper’s idol Celine Dion, and Harper has thoughts.
 
Caroline’s book of the week is Little Pleasures by Claire Chambers.
 
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#116: Harper Fancies Herself a Comedian

#116: Harper Fancies Herself a Comedian

September 23, 2021
This week’s big news is that That Woman Next Door is out now in ebook and print! The book is a slow-burn opposites attract with lots of lesbian processing.
Harper is still not writing so she’s been occupying herself on Instagram.
 
We enjoyed the new season of Sex Education a lot, even though it was a bit more serious than previous seasons. It’s definitely more educational than the Sex Ed we got in school. We also watched the first episode of Alma's Not Normal on the BBC.
 
Caroline’s book this week is The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller, which might not be for everyone, but she enjoyed so much.
 
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#115: Harper Had to Choose Between Angelina and Padma

#115: Harper Had to Choose Between Angelina and Padma

September 16, 2021
There is lots of audio news this week! About That Kiss (narrated by Abby Craden) is now available everywhere, and At Your Most Beautiful (narrated by Angela Dawe) is now out as well.
 
That Woman Next Door is going through the very last proofread before going to the retailers and Harper is enjoying it so much. She’s still not writing so she’s been on Instagram much more, which is not necessarily working out.
 
We rewatched season one of The L Word: Generation Q in preparation for when season two is available to us, and Harper wonders if there are armpit hair merkins.
 
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#114: Harper Is Pregnant With Idea

#114: Harper Is Pregnant With Idea

September 10, 2021
In this week’s episode, Caroline has tooth ailments. Harper is still on a writing break, but working on the final edits on That Woman Next Door, which will be out in ebook, audio, paperback AND a swanky hardcover.  She’s also trying to be social-media-savvy.
Harper is with book idea, but she has to wait a few weeks before she can begin writing it. Meanwhile, the Two Hearts Trilogy read along is still happening in the Facebook Group.
 
We’re enjoying Vigil on the BBC, which stars queer lady favourite Suranne Jones. We’ve also been watching old Silent Witness episodes. Harper has had some fan fiction in her head for years about Sam Ryan and Jane Tennyson (Prime Witness or Silent Suspect?)
Harper has discovered a new favourite podcast: the Period Power podcast.
 
Caroline’s book of the week is All Adults Here by Emma Straub, which has quite a bit of queer content and was very enjoyable.
 
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#113: Harper Dies of Embarrassment During the Episode

#113: Harper Dies of Embarrassment During the Episode

September 2, 2021
Apologies for skipping last week. Visiting friends and cat sitting duties made it impossible to record an episode.
 
That Woman Next Door is available for pre-order here! Harper reveals the story behind the unfortunate naming choice of one of its characters.
 
Harper's two attempts at writing Pink Bean 11 didn’t work out so she’s taking an extended break from writing. She’s decided to organise another read along in her Facebook group, this time of Two Hearts Trilogy. Join the group to participate. And don’t forget to answer the three questions to gain entry!
 
Tv shows we loved recently: The Unusual Suspects (Miranda Otto is so much better than Nicole K.), The Chair (with Holland Taylor for the queer lady interest), and F*** You Very, Very Much (a hilarious Flemish show about messy Millennials.) And we rewatched the first two seasons of Sex Education which is excellent. Plus it has Gillian Anderson, so what’s not to like.
 
Caroline’s book of the week is This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell, which she loved. 
 
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