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!
Shelf Love: Alyssa Cole Wants You to Use Your Power, Be An Emotional Badass – Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh
Romance novelist Alyssa Cole joins the podcast to discuss Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh, which features emotional badasses. Also discussed: using your power. Systemic oppression. Growing your circle.
Too Stupid To Live: Dinosaur Erotica with Courtney Davis
If you ever thought Jurassic World could be X-rated, the facts are now conclusive. (It’s yes.) Courtney Davis returns to TSTL to review some content that may be inappropriate for dinosaurs under the age of 80 million.
Living in the Pages: Rebecca Jenshak
In this episode, Willow speaks with author, Rebecca Jenshak. They discuss how Rebecca’s failed quest to be the next Judy Blume led her to find her sweet spot in romance, the balancing act between her technical side and her creative, as well as the virtues and vices of her favorite ice cream flavor.
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 214 – Celebrating 10 Years of “Boystown” with Marshall Thornton
Jeff welcomes Marshall Thornton back to the podcast to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Marshall’s “Boystown” series of mysteries. Marshall shares the origin of the series as well as some details about the upcoming 13th and final book. They also discuss the “Pinx Video Mysteries” series and “Code Name: Liberty.” Reviews this week include “Natural Disaster” by Erin McLellan and “Heartsong” by TJ Klune. The guys also discuss “Last Christmas,” “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “The Little Mermaid Live” and “Treadstone.”
Learning the Tropes: Let Us Dream by Alyssa Cole
This week we read Let Us Dream by Alyssa Cole and talked about Harlem in the 1910s, whether sucking on fingers is erotic or unsanitary, and how honking a car horn at your parents is never a good idea.
Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: 377. Finding the Story: A Conversation with Kennedy Ryan
Recorded during release week for The Kingmaker, her latest book, we are going behind the scenes with Kennedy Ryan to talk about the development of the cover art for her All the King’s Men duology, and the work the image does to represent the books inside. Ryan is also a journalist – since she was 17! – and we talk about how her experience with conducting interviews has influenced her research and her writing process. And of course, we talk about her latest books, which are releasing back to back.
#PantsNaNoWriMo day 8: Learning to listen to your subconscious, recognizing burnout, and knowing when to take a break.
First Cup of Coffee – November 9, 2019: #PantsNaNoWriMo day 9: Subconsciously understanding story structure and why you should read, especially in your own genre – and how you can’t accidentally steal ideas.
First Cup of Coffee – November 10, 2019: #PantsNaNoWriMo day 10: Gardener vs. Architect vs. Archaeologist vs. Sculptor – what’s your metaphor?
First Cup of Coffee – November 11, 2019: #PantsNaNoWriMo day 11: A bit on Romance tropes and the One Rule in Romance. Also how writing a novel is laying bricks. Keep at it!
First Cup of Coffee – November 12, 2019: #PantsNaNoWriMo day 12: Why competition can be toxic, having faith in your work, and why comparisons are invidious. And why my motto is “Keep your eyes on your own work.”
First Cup of Coffee – November 14, 2019: #PantsNaNoWriMo day 14: On reframing our idea of success, Taoism, and knife-throwing. I promise it connects.
First Cup of Coffee – November 15, 2019: #PantsNaNoWriMo day 15: On being stuck, whether it’s writer’s block, and how creative flow can’t be scheduled. Also a bit on how our creative brainz work.
First Cup of Coffee – November 16, 2019: #PantsNaNoWriMo day 16: How writing is real work – and energetically draining – and at first just showing up to do the work is enough. Also giving ourselves credit for degree of difficulty.
First Cup of Coffee – November 17, 2019: #PantsNaNoWriMo day 17: On our literary estates and great cautionary tales. Also: why you shouldn’t edit (yet). The author I refer to is actually John M. Ford (eesh, my bookbrain…) and the article is here. https://slate.com/culture/2019/11/john-ford-science-fiction-fantasy-books.html
Couple’s Talking Couples: P.S. I Love You
Grab your kleenex and pack your bags for Ireland because this week Ashley and Ryan are discussing “P.S. I Love You.” Featuring the patented Couple’s Talking Couples cry tracker, a discussion of pizza vs hamburgers, and a debate on whether or not Ryan’s lack of organization would allow him to plan letters.
Tea & Strumpets: A Regency Romance Review: 012 – Pennyroyal 5 – What I Did For A Duke
Pennyroyal Green we have missed you! This next installment did not disappoint and for one of our hosts it was even better than the book before! Julie Anne Long delighted us with her witty back and forth dialogue, while also giving us a heroine who is not afraid to make her own decisions. Plus, while our hero of a Duke has a dark and dangerous exterior, we learn he’s an absolute softy when it comes to the woman he loves. *sigh* And we got beautiful renaissance visuals by way of a famous Titian painting that was seen as scandalous. So let us sidle on over for another Sussex tale! *Spoilers! Do you want to hear our Spoilers!?*