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: 386. High Fives and Forget ‘Should:’ Talking Goals and Resolutions with Scarlett Cole
Scarlett Cole and I talk every month or so, when it’s coffee time for me, and tea or G&T time for her, and this time, we recorded one of our conversations about looking back over the past 10 years, and looking ahead to the next ten. So in this episode, we’re talking about setting goals for the new year, the new decade, and “figuring out the cadence that works for you.” Where do you want to be, and who do you want to be in ten years? Basically, we want to invite you into one of our mutually encouraging conversations to talk about what’s next for all of us.
Shelf Love: An Unconditional Freedom by Alyssa Cole with Katrina Jackson, Erotic Romance Author and Historian
Katrina Jackson, erotic romance author by night, historian by day, joins the podcast. We read An Unconditional Freedom by Alyssa Cole, about reluctant spy partners working to bring down the Confederacy in the Civil War. Katrina shares her thoughts from her own research into love as an integral part of radical Black politics, the definition of “diaspora” and “interwar,” as well as all sorts of things you probably didn’t learn in history class.
Kennedy Ryan Minisode: The RITAs and Breaking Through: Kennedy Ryan, best-selling romance author, responds to this listener question: “How do you feel about the recent troubles at the RWA in light of being a RITA award winner and a woman of color?” (Question via Karelia Stetz-Waters on Twitter)
Tea & Strumpets: 018 – Turners 1 – The Soldier’s Scoundrel
Today’s episode may seem a bit daunting in length, but be not afraid dear listener, there are a couple of excellent reasons for its loquaciousness. Firstly, the book we read had a lot of swoon-worthy moments to talk about and secondly, we were joined by some very special guests! Jeff Adams and Will Knauss of The Big Gay Fiction Podcast dropped in to talk about Cat Sebastian’s The Soldier’s Scoundrel. Will by-the-book Oliver let himself fall for don’t-ask-questions Jack? Will pessimist Jack open his heart to the idea of love at all? Sparks fly in this steamy regency as these two solve the mystery of some stolen letters and along the way find their HEA. **Spoilers are sneaking in**
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: January 10, 2020
THE FATE OF THE TALA is done! (But for a bit of polishing.) Also talking about CIRCE, a bad Western, and how to choose character POV.
First Cup of Coffee – January 13, 2020: On finishing THE FATE OF THE TALA and how my process differs between trad and indie books. Also on introversion and noise, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, and why it’s not awesome for authors to sign multi-book deals.
First Cup of Coffee – January 14, 2020: On changing up my writing schedule, being more efficient, and Christmas decorations. Also about my new laptop, computers in general, and an update on the RWA crisis.
First Cup of Coffee – January 16, 2020: Recapping my planning call with Agent Sarah and talking about resurrecting old work, and what I’ve learned from it. Also revising vs. redrafting and writing without voices in your head. And what I thought about Little Women!
Bodice Tipplers: Morning Glory
It’s LaVyrle Spencer’s Morning Glory, a book about not much in particular except the deep meaning of the heart until there’s a war and then a… murder framin’? This book has no nonconsensual sex but it does have a lot of discussion of childhood trauma, the past-tense murder of a sex worker, and some seriously weird slut shaming and then murdering of another woman which is really tonally weird and we expected better of you, LaVyrle. We read this book because Amazing Human Beverly Jenkins mentioned LaVyrle in a list she so graciously gave us of vintage romances she really liked back when we did our episode on Night Song. In the future I won’t wait that long to listen to the lady because this book is so good except when it makes such weird choices in the last act.
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 223 – A Trip to Atlantis with K.D. Edwards
K.D. Edwards discusses “The Hanged Man,” the second book in his “Tarot Sequence” series. He talks about his re-telling of the Atlantis myth and how the tarot works into the books. He also gives some insight into where the series is going next, a YA book he wants to write and how amazing his readers are. Book reviews this week include “Rival Princes” by Jaxon Knight, “Rescue Me” by K.M. Nuehold, “Cloud Cover” by Jeffrey Sotto and “Fearlsong” by TJ Klune.
Couples Talking Couples: Marriage Story
Call your lawyer and cancel your avant garde theater tickets because this week we are diving into “Marriage Story.” This week Ashley and Ryan discuss America’s original sweethearts, whether or not Ryan is the Simone Biles of Adam Driver impressions and potential crossover opportunities.