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: 404. Cowboy Romcoms and Real Six Packs with Carly Bloom
Today I’m chatting with author Carly Bloom about writing cowboy romcoms, small communities that include really annoying people, and the reality of ranch life. No one walks around with their shirt open and their abs hanging out. Can you believe that?? We also take a non-spoilery dive into her latest book, Cowboy Come Home, so if you’re looking for your next read, perhaps this will make you happy.
Boobies & Noobies: Steamy Spotlight: Interview with Nana Malone
In the first of two Steamy Spotlights for May (because double the trouble, double the fun!) Kelly interviews bestselling author, Nana Malone about her latest novel, BIG BEN. Other discussion topics include finding solace in your second office during quarantine (in Nana’s case, the car), writing/reading to your Id, and our shared obsession with all things Robin Hood.
Tea & Strumpets: Scarlett Peckham Talks The Rakess
We all know the reformed Rake trope. He’s out doing his thing with the ladies but suddenly he meets THE ONE and he opens his heart to love and marriage. It’s a classic and a favorite of many a romance reader. The Rakess is not that book. Our rake is our Heroine and while she meets a man who makes her rethink her party-hardy lifestyle, she is not about to turn away from her core values. Also, our hero is not a virgin and he likes it spicy in the bedroom. For your hosts, this book was akin to a revelation so we had to talk to the author herself and get the inside scoop! We had a fantastic afternoon chat with Scarlett Peckham and we deep-dived into her world of the Society of Sirens. We spoke all about her new book and what makes it the game changer we are embracing with arms open wide. **if you don’t like SPOILERS, you may need to do some homework**
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: May 1, 2020
Another devastating blow dealt in the pack rat war, which means there is cursing in today’s show. Plus I’m cranky about forms and busy work. I do talk about conflict, though, and when it grows too thin to sustain.
First Cup of Coffee – May 4, 2020: Adventures this weekend in navigating the lockdown and my own book brain. Sympathies to my lovely Grace Draven on the loss of Big Fuzzy, and various other semi-coherent ramblings.
First Cup of Coffee – May 5, 2020: Talking today about literary agents, how that power dynamic works, and why authors should absolutely ask all the questions they like. Also about the writing community, generosity-and a smattering about the Irish diaspora. My agent, Sarah Younger of Nancy Yost Literary Agency, is here
First Cup of Coffee – May 7, 2020: Reports on the murder bucket, how terribly busy I am, and All The Things. Also news on appearances, early copies of THE FIERY CROWN, and giveaways. Plus upcoming interviews!
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 239 – Emma Scott Discusses “Someday, Someday”
Emma Scott discusses her book “Someday, Someday,” including the research she had to do in order to write about the many elements the book tackles, including opioid addiction and conversion therapy. Emma also talks about what got her started with writing and her shift from fantasy to romance. The guys also reveal the May 2020 Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection and discuss three excellent documentaries. Plus Jeff reviews the latest romantic suspense from Layla Reyne and a children’s book by Kamen Edwards with illustrations by Jeffrey Ebbeler.
LITerally Us: Ep 22: Author Interview: Karina Halle
On this episode, Kamrun and Gabi interview New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle, who has penned books like LOVE, IN ENGLISH, THE PACT, A NORDIC KING, and more. They discuss Karina’s latest release LOVEWRECKED, how much the romance genre has changed since she started writing, how traveling inspires her books, and her favorite reads! Stay tuned for what she’s working on and her best advice for aspiring writers too!
Religion in romance with romance novel experts Rebekah Weatherspoon, Katrina Jackson, and Felicia Grossman, in which we discuss all the things you shouldn’t talk about in polite society.
Learning the Tropes: Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn
(Warning: This episode is HEAVY on the New York City talk. You’ve been warned!) This week, Erin and Clayton read Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn and talked about the joy of long walks, the pain of friend break ups and their love of New York City. We warned you!