Want to find your next bingeable podcast? Don’t know where to start? Scared you’ve missed something? We have listed episodes from our amazing podcasters from the last week for you to check out!
Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: 406. The Mermaid, The Witch, and the Sea: Gender, Pirates and More with Maggie Tokuda-Hall
Today, Tara and I are speaking with Maggie Tokuda-Hall, author of the new book, The Mermaid, The Witch, and the Sea, which we loved. We talk about who and what inspired her to write this book, how she explored gender identity among pirates, and the stories that define us. NB: There are incidents of torture and violence in the book, and we mention them during the conversation off and on.
Living in the Pages with Willow Aster: Monica James
In this long-distance episode, Willow reaches out to international bestselling Aussie author, Monica James. She learns about Monica’s ideal day in Paris, her special attraction to villains, her friends George and Mitch, and what she loves about the beginning and end of her books.
Tea & Strumpets: 036 – Scandalous Brides 1 – A Beginner’s Guide to Rakes
A torrid affair with an abrupt ending is what divided Diane Benchley, Countess of Cameron, and Oliver Warren, Marquis of Haybury. Now Diane is back in London and needs a favor from the man she loathes most. Oliver is happy to help Diane, since she does have some blackmail handy, but he’s going to name a price of his own. With his help, Diane sets the ton on its ear by starting a club for men staffed entirely by women. However, Diane’s success is immediately threatened by her greedy former brother-in-law. Can these two stop fighting long enough to save The Tantalus Club and actually admit their feelings towards one another? Will Diane ever actually give her consent to…anything? A Beginners Guide to Rakes by Suzanne Enoch is well-written and full of Suzanne’s expected whit but it gave your hosts A LOT to talk about. **Don’t leave over the SPOILERS** TW: Consent
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: May 15, 2020
Join me today in a conversation with Jessie Mihalik as we discuss how she got her agent, her first book deal, and developing her process over time. Also how established authors helped her and how science fiction is different than fantasy.
First Cup of Coffee – May 18, 2020: My thoughts on a newly released book and the difference between novels and novellas. Also a report on my weekend, book events, apocalyptic airports, being scheduled and online yoga.
First Cup of Coffee – May 19, 2020: I’m musing today on definitions of success and how I had my paradigm shifted yesterday. A bit about book recommendations. Also happy release day to Jessie Mihalik for CHAOS REIGNING!
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 241 – Victoria Lee and the “Feverwake” Series
Victoria Lee talks to Jeff about the “Feverwake” series. She discusses the dystopian world she created full of queer characters, magic and government corruption. We also get details on “The Fever King” WebToon, what got her started writing as well as her next book. Will reviews “There Galapagos My Heart” by Philip William Stover. Jeff reviews “Hard Hart” by E. Davies.
On this episode, Gabi and Kamrun interview Sonya Lalli, author of THE MATCHMAKER’S LIST and the latest book GROWN UP POSE and chat about the arranged marriage trope — particularly within the South Asian context — Sonya’s favorite romance books, and what she has coming up. As an ode to two of their favorite tropes, Kamrun and Gabi start the episode with a roundup of some of their favorite arranged marriage/marriage of convenience romance books across all sub-genres and why they’re both so versatile.
Adriana Herrera, romance author, on intersectionality, the waves of feminism, and pining. We also discuss The Kingmaker Duet by Kennedy Ryan!
Boobies and Noobies: The Rakess & Heiress for Hire
It’s a Boobies & Noobies first! Ever wondered what would happen if a book blogging podcaster assigned one book to her guest and then proceeded to read ANOTHER book herself? That’s right, Kelly made the mix up of all mix ups and asked her guest to read THE RAKESS by Scarlett Peckham while she unknowingly read HEIRESS FOR HIRE by Madeline Hunter instead. So, what else could they do but compare and contrast the two historical romances with each other in a round of “I’ll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours”
What Would Danbury Do?: Gregory Gets the Girl
Gregory Bridgerton [m26] has watched every single one of his siblings fall into a true love match, and thus has become a bit of an overconfident git about a) finding true love and b) knowing true love when it shows up. Meanwhile Lady Lucinda Abernathy [f20] is not the kind of woman that believes any man professing true love, having heard enough of them profess it to her beautiful best friend, Hermione [f20]. Besides, it doesn’t matter. She’s practically engaged anyway. Why mess anything up with emotions?
This Lesbian Sh*t is Intense: The Half of It: Master of Longing
Alice Wu returns as the master of longing. We discuss why we love a good coming of age story and the brilliance behind “The Half of It”. Ellie, Aster, Paul and Mr. Chu teach us how to love as they discover it for themselves.