Frolic Podcast Network Weekly Wrap-up: Racism in Dating, Alpha Women and More!

Frolic Podcast Network Weekly Wrap-up!
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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!

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Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: 409. Alpha Night and Alpha Women With Nalini Singh
Keeping with recent tradition, this week we have a spoiler-free discussion of a new book! Alpha Night by Nalini Singh is out, so Nalini and I connected to talk all about it, But first we talk about quarantine baking and gluten free baking tricks, and then we discuss mating at first sight, alpha females, consent, writing series, and what she’s working on now (clue: archangels!).
 
The Shipping Room
The Shipping Room Podcast: The evolution of the Top Ten ship list
We’re looking at the way our shipping preferences change over time – as we grow and the world around us changes. And we make updates to our own “Top Ten Ships” list.
 
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Boobies & Noobies: Artful Lies (May Book Club)
Fellow Frolic Podcaster, Becky Feldman, host of Too Stupid to Live, joins Kelly for the new-and-improved Boobies & Noobies Book Club. Boobies & Noobies has partnered with the amazing team at Valentine PR & Literary Management to bring you a monthly romance book club, beginning in May with ARTFUL LIES by Jodi Ellen Malpas. This “Thomas Crown Affair” meets THIS MAN romantic suspense is packed full of mystery, intrigue, and one hotter-than-hell alpha hero in glasses. Swoon!
 
Steamy Spotlight: Interview with Rachel Van Dyken: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author, Rachel Van Dyken, joins Kelly to discuss her latest release, Ruthless Princess, the first book in the Mafia Royals series. Other topics include Kelly and Rachel’s shared obsession with Reality TV shows, the complex process of developing a SIXTEEN book series, and Rachel’s dream sci-fi project… that she’ll get to eventually.
 
Living in the Pages with Willow Aster
Living in the Pages with Willow Aster: Korrie Kelley
In this episode of Living in the pages, I speak with blogger Korrie Kelly (of Korrie’s Korner). This episode was recorded a month ago, when Covid was the worst thing we were dealing with. Since then, I wish we could’ve done another recording to talk about the things happening now, the most important things. These are the conversations I treasure the most.
 

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Tea and Strumpets Podcast
Tea & Strumpets: 039 – Writing Queer Stories in the Past with Cat Sebastian

To continue our Pride month episodes, we were lucky enough to get to sit down with Cat Sebastian, author of many LQBTQ novels, including Avon’s first published MM historical romance. We spoke about her journey to being an author, what drew her to the genre and time period, and how she discovered queer romance as a reader and as an author. We also talked about how she gives voice to her very diverse cast of characters who challenge the status quo. We hope you enjoy this fabulous conversation with Cat Sebastian….because we most certainly did!

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First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy:  June 5, 2020

An interview with my wonderful friend and bestselling author Grace Draven today! You can read more about her upcoming release, DRAGON UNLEASHED, here https://gracedraven.com/book/26.

First Cup of Coffee – June 8, 2020: I’m back to regular podcasting, being grateful for my life, and talking about minor irritations like dealing with my drip system and being indecisive. Update on the progress of THE LOST PRINCESS RETURNS, too.

First Cup of Coffee – June 9, 2020Happy Release Day to Grace Draven for DRAGON UNLEASHED! Thoughts today on entropy, backsliding, and how drift figures into building – and sustaining – a good writing habit.
 
 
 
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Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 244 – Alex Sanchez & Jul’ Maroh Present a New Aqualad
Author Alex Sanchez and illustrator Jul’ Maroh join Jeff to talk about their collaboration on “You Brought Me the Ocean,” including how they came to the project and what they hope readers take away from this reboot of Aqualad’s origin story. Jeff also reviews the graphic novel. The guys also talk about TV and movies they’ve been watching, including “Prideland” from PBS Voices, “Mélange” from Logo and the Netflix film “The Half of It.”
 

Pride Month Bonus 4 – Sarah Wendell Blogger and podcaster Sarah Wendell, along with a very special guest, share some Pride month reading recommendations. We also hear about what Pride means to these two.

Pride Month Bonus 5 – Rick R. Reed: Author Rick R. Reed joins us to read from “Blue Umbrella Sky,” a book that was a finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award in the gay romance category. He also shares what Pride means to him.

Pride Month Bonus 6 – Joel Leslie / Joel FroomkinAudiobook narrator Joel Leslie shares the work he did as one-half of the narrating team on Bill Konigsberg’s “The Music of What Happens” (which he did under the name Joel Froomkin). We also hear about what Pride means to him.
 
Pride Month Bonus 7 – BA Tortuga & Julia Talbot: Authors and wives BA Tortuga and Julia Talbot join us. Julia reads from “Catching Heir” and then BA reads from “Cowboy’s Law.” Both share moving stories about what Pride means to them.
 
Learning the Tropes
Learning the Tropes: Strange Love by Ann Aguirre
This week Erin and Clayton read Strange Love by Ann Aguirre and talked about some TRULY alien sex. Plus, Clayton falls for a beta!
 
Feminist Survival Project 2020
Feminist Survival Project 2020: Episode 33: Because: Unbreakable
Did you watch the interactive Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt? How does making good choices for Kimmy apply to real life? Emily and Amelia discuss. (Tons of spoilers for Kimmy Vs. The Reverend)
 
What to Read Next Podcast
What to Read Next Podcast: #165: Author Interview: Farrah Rochon
Today’s guest is author Farrah Rochon. Her latest book The Boyfriend Project is officially out June 9, 2020. in this interview, we chat about her experience as a writer, her writing process, her latest book and of course a round of book recommendations!
 
Dateable Podcast
Dateable: Season 10 Episode 17: Racism in Dating
With the death of George Floyd and the nation-wide protests for black lives matter this week, it’s time we really pay attention to how racism plays into everyday life – including dating. We compiled a few of our past episodes about the struggles of dating as black men and women in modern times. Really listen as we talk with Yelitsa, Sofaya, and Chris about how they navigate racist comments on dating apps, the extra hardships that come with dating as a person of color, and how best to openly discuss sexual racism to help put an end to this behavior.
 
The Mermaid Podcast
The Mermaid Podcast: The Mermaid, The Witch and The Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
Host Laura von Holt interviews Maggie Tokuda-Hall, the author of a new book entitled THE MERMAID THE WITCH AND THE SEA. Maggie shares her writing process and how her world travels influenced the story. Maggie talks about world-builidng, and her invention of a particular mythology where mermaids act as “the memories of the sea.”
 
Deadline City Podcast
Deadline City: The Bank

Zoraida & Dhonielle talk about the financial aspect of being an author

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my imaginary friends
My Imaginary Friends with L. Penelope: Cultivate Empathy

Can 2020 be the most important year of them all?

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Couples Talking Couples Podcast
Couples Talking Couples: Deliver Us From Eva
Grab some spicy beans and head to your own funeral because we a exploring the 2007 film “Deliver Us From Eva.” This week Ashley and Ryan discuss being flattered by bribes, the finer points of faking someones death, and which came first: the pun or the plot.
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