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: 393. All Consuming Books, and Vampire Murder Mystery With Renee Ahdieh
Today I’m talking with NYT bestselling author Renée Ahdieh about her latest series. The Beautiful is out, and The Damned will be out in a few months – I just received a bound galley and woo, is the cover gorgeous. We talk about writing vampire murder mystery, and writing what she refers to as an “Id book.” We also discuss the empowerment and feminism inherent in becoming consumed by something we love, like a book or a series of books – especially when it’s something we don’t have permission or approval to be consumed by, mwahahaha. We cover craft, character construction, conflict vs puzzle plots, fashion, food, and more writing – there’s a lot! CW/TW: Discussion of Kavanaugh hearings, assault, violence, and plot spoilers from 32:00 to 36:00.
Join us as we talk with Dr. Alexandra Solomon about how to own your sexuality and create the relationship you want. We discuss making sex a less shameful topic, how to navigate desire differences with a partner, and why it’s essential to explore your sexual self– especially on your own.
Shelf Love: Tamara Lush on Wattpad, Serialized Fiction, International Narratives – PLUS The Love Riots by Noora Zaroon
Tamara Lush (romance writer and AP journalist) and I discuss Wattpad and Radish, where you can find serialized fiction by writers and for readers that are international, young, and diverse. We also talk about pacing yourself as a writer and what’s troubling Tamara about indie publishing. The text we discuss today is a Wattpad story called The Love Riots by Delhi Belly, aka Noora Zaroon. This cross-genre story reminds us of the bonkbusters novels by Sidney Sheldon or Danielle Steel, and tells a gritty and sometimes uncomfortable story about a toxic inter-religious Romeo + Juliet relationship between a Hindu woman and a Muslim man in India. While this story explores a relationship, it is NOT a romance novel, and the ending is definitely not emotionally satisfying. We also discuss issues of dubious consent within the story.
Living in the Pages with Willow Aster: Emma Scott
In this episode, Willow has a delightful chat with bestselling author, Emma Scott. Emma discusses the parallel path she shares with some of her characters, her unique view on the source of inspiration, and—whoa!—we discover the girl can spit some crazy hot bars.
Tea & Strumpets: 023 – Chasing Cassandra
Tom Severin, railway magnate, has never not gotten what he wants. One look was all it took for Tom to know that Lady Cassandra Ravenel was the one. However, Cassandra cannot be gotten easily. Her family objects and frankly so does she. As much as she wants a husband, she’s not interested in one with a frozen heart. With each meeting the attraction grows and Tom will do anything to make Cassandra his, including read the works of Jane Austen and Victor Hugo. In the end, no one could argue his commitment. Come listen to the New Release by Lisa Kleypas and the merry chase that leads to love and happily ever after. **you cannot run from Spoilers!**
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: February 14, 2020
Some observations on increasing my productivity by staying off the internet first thing in the morning, and other thoughts on the choices we make.
First Cup of Coffee – February 17, 2020: ARCs of THE FIERY CROWN! And I’ve mailed out print copies of THE FATE OF THE TALA. Otherwise, I’m discussing algorithms for social media visibility and how AIs are changing how businesses operate.
First Cup of Coffee – February 18, 2020: Do some people just not have the talent to write? Can hard work and practice be enough to make a professional author? I’m musing the roles of work and talent – and why writing a million words actually works.
First Cup of Coffee – February 20, 2020: Mostly a rant today about how Dollar Car Rental is extorting money from us. Apparently now that everyone has figured out not to pay the ridiculous insurance, Dollar is making money with spurious claims we can’t fight. First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 228 – Fairyland and Pirate Harems with Jamie Sands
Jamie Sands joins us to talk about the “Fairyland Romance” series they write as Jaxon Knight and “His Piratical Harem” as Drake LaMarque. Jamie gives us the scoop on both series and what’s coming up in them. We also hear how they got their start writing and what brought them to m/m romance. Jeff reviews Brent Hartinger’s “The Otto Digmore Decision” and Will reviews “The Good, the Bad and the Dad” by Jaxon Knight. The guys also congratulate Adriana Herrera and the other winners of The Ripped Bodice Awards for Excellence in Romantic Fiction for 2019.
LITerally Us Podcast: Episode 10: New Year and Somewhat New Reads
Kamrun and Gabi are back with a brand new episode where they discuss their recent reads including the trend of “two-hour short reads,” and go off on tangents about the merits of The Vampire Diaries. This episode is LIT.