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: 401. Rewriting the Voice in Your Head: Creation and Inspiration with Dr. Nicole Peeler
Dr. Nicole Peeler is an author of fantasy, and a professor of popular writing in the Seton Hill MFA in Popular Fiction Writing. We talk about SO MUCH and this is one of those episodes you might listen to a few times because it’s so inspiring and affirming. We discuss writing, confronting genre misconceptions, how one teaches popular writing and romance specifically, and writing your own catnip. Detours include vampires, sewing, hobbies, creativity that isn’t monetized, fashion, goals, and learning to love writing again and again. NB: This was recorded prior to the dark winter of RWA, and was also recorded prior to the international quarantine. But creativity in any form is getting me through the quarantimes. What about you? What’s your creative outlet, the ones you revel in? I’d love to know.
Boobies & Noobies: To Have and to Hoax
It’s a Frolic Family crossover! Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books joins Kelly to discuss the Regency romcom, TO HAVE AND TO HOAX by Martha Waters. Other topics include our intros to the wonderful world of romance, defining a “cilantro read”, and book recs that’ll leave you feeling cozy and comfy during these less-than-cozy and comfy times. Prepare to go vintage Eminem and “Lose Yourself” in this one!
Living in the Pages with Willow Aster: Nikki Sloane
In this episode, Willow meets Bestselling author, Nikki Sloane. Nikki talks about her journey from screenwriter to romance novelist, her too-spicy-for-suspense flavor of writing, her affinity for her Kanban board, and how she learned to write to her pleasure centers (ooh la la!).
Tea & Strumpets: 031 – A Notorious Countess Confesses
Evie is looking to start a new life away from London and its nasty nicknames. She has been left a house in Pennyroyal Green by her late husband and this is just the place to start fresh. News travels fast though, and the town quickly learns of her infamous past but not before she meets the local Vicar. Adam Sylvaine may be a man of God but he’s single, handsome, and seems to actually empathize with Evie’s situation. While there is an instant attraction, they both need to be on their best behavior, after all, every pair of female eyes is on the Vicar and they’re worried about the immoral former courtesan. Can Adam and Evie find a way to be together that does not require one or both of them to run out of town? Today we’re reading A Notorious Countess Confesses, which means we are now in the second half of this series by Julie Anne Long! **We know you want to taste these Spoilers!**
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: April 9, 2020
My brain is sunk deep in revising The Promised Queen, with help from the dreamthink. I also received my beautiful poster of the cover of The Fiery Crown.
First Cup of Coffee – April 10, 2020: My mind keeps replaying scenes from Fun Things I Used to Do, which is interesting. I’m also musing on how much of my social stimulation used to come from going to conventions.
First Cup of Coffee – April 13, 2020: Thoughts on giving feedback to audio book narrators, springtime gardening, and how odd people are about giving reading recommendations. Also, a spoilery rant on a book that Disappointed me.
First Cup of Coffee – April 14, 2020: I have book brain, deep into finishing THE PROMISED QUEEN. I’m also mulling next projects and welcoming votes on that. And how I don’t want to buy clothes if I have nowhere to wear them...
First Cup of Coffee – April 16, 2020: Some frank talk today (with names changed to protect privacy) about agents and what they should be doing for an author. With bonus cat wrangling.
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 236 – Alice Archer and “The Infinite Onion”
Alice Archer discusses her new novel, “The Infinite Onion.” She has details on what prompted her to write the story of Grant and Oliver and where the title comes from. She also chats about her other books, “Repeating History” and “Executive Decision,” as well as telling the story of how she got started writing. Candy Miller from Interlude Press also talks with Jeff about The Tiny Book Fest, which takes place on Sunday, April 19 & 26, with several panels designed to bring authors and readers together to celebrate books in a virtual environment.
LITerally Us: Ep 19: Author Interview: Christina Lauren
On this episode, Kamrun and Gabi welcome author duo Christina Lauren to their show! They’re the #1 internationally bestselling authors of so many books like Beautiful Bastard, The Unhoneymooners, Roomies, and Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating. They stop by to chat about their newest romantic comedy The Honey Don’t List, their illustrious writing career, books and projects they’re working on, and play two games of Kiss, Marry, and Kill with some of their characters.
Shelf Love: 036. Parenthood in Romance with LaQuette, Felicia Grossman, Jessica Van Slooten
Parenthood in romance with romance novel experts LaQuette, Felicia Grossman, and Jessica Van Slooten. It’s all about choice, my friends. The Quarantine Romance Book Club is a 10-episode mini-series of short, casual conversations with romance experts, who are here to spread the joy of romance novels so that we can all stay home and NOT spread the Coronavirus. Stay safe, stay calm, and keep reading romance.
To Stupid to Live: Star Puppy with Nicole Kronzer
Nicole Kronzer is a YA author who discovered that you don’t need to live in the Big Apple to be a writer! Can you believe it?! Anyway, she joins Becky to discuss her newest book “Unscripted”. Then they head off to the future, to the Bezos Space Station in particular, to review “Star Puppy” by Susan Grant ($0.99)
Dateable: Love is Blind Part 1
We were so obsessed with Love is Blind that we recreated our own rendition! Follow along as we hear the impressions Ryan has of Rachel, Lacy & Taylor and their feelings towards him after communicating through their own version of the pods. We discuss assumptions made sight unseen, how active listening changes everything, and if love can really be blind.
The Pemberley Podcast: The Seaside Sidney Aftermath
This week, we discuss life in Sanditon after Sidney and Charlotte have their rather scandalous encounter by the sea, and the Parker brothers quarrel about what’s making the town so unappealing to rich bachelors.