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INTERVIEW: Comedian and LGBTQ+ Activist, Jordan Power, Talks About Podcast, SHAME ON YOU

Jordan Power launched his podcast, SHAME ON YOU, this year where him and his co-host explore the idea of shedding shame and living openly and honestly. Read more below about the show and Jordan’s other projects.

Hi Jordan, welcome to Defective Geeks! Tell us about yourself and where did the idea for your podcast, Shame On You, come from?

I’m a published writer, comedian and LGBTQ+ activist based in Toronto. I’m most known for being the co-host of Shame on You podcast. The podcast is an exercise in self exploration. We wanted to imagine a world in which we eliminated any residual shame we had about being gay. The best way to kill shame is to expose it through vulnerability. As such, we spoke in a no holds barred way on the podcast. It seems to be going pretty well. 

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INTERVIEW: Elena V. Wolfe Talks About Nickelodeon’s ‘Star Falls’ and Writing A Novel

Elena V. Wolfe stars in Star Falls on Nickelodeon as Beth Miller, a single mom and a veterinarian in a small town who falls in love with a Hollywood superstar. When Elena isn’t busy working on set, she is also writing a mythology based novels and you can also see her on SyFy’s Defiance and FX’s The Bridge. Get to know her more in our interview below!

Hello, Elena! Please tell us about your upcoming show on Nickelodeon, Star Falls, and your character, Beth Miller.

Hello! Alright, so the show centers around a teenage girl, Sophia, and her mother Beth who live in a quiet town of Star Falls. Things pick up quite a bit when a Hollywood superstar moves in to town with his three kids, who, with Sophia’s encouragement, begin a “Parent Trap” scheme to make their parents fall in love. I play Sophia’s mom Beth. She is shy an introverted, and understanding… to a point. The great thing about Beth and her relationship with her daughter is that her secretly quirky self comes out with Sophia by her side, and that becomes more prominent as the season progresses.

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INTERVIEW: Jasmine Daya aka Leia London on her Novel, Law Girl’s Bump in the Road

Jasmine Daya wrote about her own personal experience as a woman pursuing a career while she was pregnant. In today’s society, sometimes motherhood is seen as a “road block” to women who want to work. Under her pen name, Leia London, Daya shares her own adventures and challenges in a realistic but lighthearted story.

Learn more about this powerhouse of a woman and what she has to say to other women who are juggling their own life and dreams.

Thank you for talking with Defective Geeks about your book, Jasmine. Can you give our readers a summary of ‘Law Girl’s Bump in the Road’?

Law Girl’s Bump in the Road is a chicklit novel based on my life but slightly fictionalized for entertainment value. I learned that I was pregnant in my last semester of law school and the baby was due at the same time that I was supposed to start working at a law firm. After years of school, a baby at that point in my life was not part of the plan. In addition, I was dealing with cultural issues and ridiculous pregnancy advice. My background is Indian. Although I was extremely concerned, the pregnancy itself resulted in an entertaining adventure that is chronicled in the book.

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Blog Tour: Snow White & Me

ThatRisenSnow—Guest Post by Rob E. Boley, author of That Risen Snow: A Scary Tale of Snow White & Zombies

It seemed like an appropriately authorly technique to start this post by reminiscing about my first memory of the iconic character Snow White. The thing is, my memory sucks.

I do vaguely recall sitting in my childhood bedroom and playing with seven dwarf figures that my parents bought for me on one of our first trips to Disney World. The dwarfs weren’t very exciting—just frozen hunks of painted plastic with no articulation.

My first clear recollection of the lady herself was actually a parody from the 1980 comedy 9 to 5, in which three fed-up co-workers, played by Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Jane Fonda, enact revenge on their sexist boss, Franklin Hart, played by Dabney Coleman. In one memorable dream sequence, the three ladies get high and share their wild fantasies for killing Hart. In Tomlin’s story, she assumes the role of a chipper Snow White, complete with animated birds and fairy tale music. Tomlin plays the scene with the perfect amount of wicked glee and tongue-in-cheek innocence as she poisons Hart’s coffee. The scene not only played with the notion of a male-dominated workplace, but also the role of the stereotypical passive fairy tale princess.

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Ep. 242 The Scary Tales by Rob E Boley

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Rob E Boley is the author of The Scary Tales, a series of books about fairy tale and zombies. His stories answers the question: what if the curse didn’t stop at “true love’s kiss”? Listen in as Rob geeks out over cartoons with The Space Pirate Queen while chatting about writing, Snow White and other Disney Princesses.

CONTEST: ‘Rumble’ by Ellen Hopkins Giveaway

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To celebrate the release of Ellen Hopkin’s Rumble and to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of her first New York best seller book, CRANK, we get to give away some pretty awesome prizes to one of our readers! One of you will win a copy of the book, a pair of head headphones and an iPod Nano. Read below to find out how to win.

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Ruin and Rising, Book Release Party

Ruin and Rising @ The Last Bookstore Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy ends with Ruin and Rising and I got to go to the book launch party at The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles to celebrate with the author and her fans. This is also my first time at The Last Bookstore and it is a glorious store. Non-commercial bookstores with personality is super rare these days and I love that this place exist. It was a lot of fun to be there with the YA crowd and fellow Grisha fans.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Rise of O-Girl

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The Rise of O-Girl
Anita B. Rutten

Trigger warnings: This review contains explicit content (sex!) and discussion about rape. Continue at your own risk.

The Rise of O-Girl is a short story about a super heroine whose secret power is lightning orgasms that fry her partner to a crisp. She’s on a vendetta to find her sister’s murderer and will stop at nothing to get her revenge. Her origin story as a super hero is also covered.

At 22 pages, this is a pretty quick read for anyone, and if you’re just in it for titillation, you won’t have to wait long. There are lots of sex scenes starting from page 1. I’d say the price point of $2.99 is a bit high for 22 pages, but I’m a bit of a cheapskate when it comes to buying books.

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