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: 396. Red Lipsticks and Murderous Relations: A Conversation With Deanna Raybourn
My guest today is Deanna Raybourn, author of the Veronica Speedwell series, described as “Miss Fisher meets Sherlock Holmes.” Yup. Story checks out. We’re talking about her latest book out this week, A Murderous Relation, and about Victorian sleuthing, connections to Schitt’s Creek, recognizing people when you first meet them, and the future of Stoker and Veronica – plus red lipstick and the power of being fully yourself.
We got a Gen Z in the house! Listen as we talk to Zoe about what it’s like to date as someone who’s been using digital technology their entire life. We discuss the traditional tendencies of this generation, the different patterns with dating apps, and the challenges that don’t seem to ever go away.
Shelf Love: Emergency Contact by Mary HK Choi with guest Kennedy Ryan: Longing, Connection, and Friendship as Foundational to Romance
Kennedy Ryan is back to discuss Emergency Contact by Mary HK Choi, a book that LJ Shen (lovingly) forced Kennedy to read. It’s the story of two lonely protagonists who become obsessed with contact and their love story is about friendship, trust, and understanding as the foundation for a relationship. We also talk about meeting your writing heroes, Kennedy’s influences and her nomination for the romance canon, and why love is a hazard to your health. Plus, a cameo from Penny Reid. Also, did you know that tonight on March 9, 2020 it is the beginning of Purim? Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, you’re going to love this enemies to lovers rom-com Write This Book from Hannah Hearts Romance at the end of this episode.
Living in the Pages with Willow Aster: Alison G. Bailey
In this delightful episode, Willow gets personal with sweet southern girl, and bestselling author, Alison G. Bailey. They weather a few technical issues to chat about Alison’s favorite podcasts, her pals Baxter & Charlie, her love of her hometown Charleston, late-night writes, and oh my, the song.
Tea & Strumpets: 026 – Malory-Anderson 2 – Tender Rebel
In honor of the author’s birthday, we’re diving deep into Tender Rebel by the great Johanna Lindsey this week! A Scottish heiress is on the run from her abhorrent cousin and in search of a husband! While she does have a few standards, love doesn’t have to be part of the equation. Enter Anthony Malory – an exceedingly handsome rake of first order – who cannot stop his pursuit to see the lovely Roslynn Chadwick in his bed. In fact, he’ll even go so far as to marry the girl himself! But despite his noble intentions and his complete transparency and honesty, Roslynn just keeps Anthony at arm’s length, leading to more drama than either of these hosts have the patience for. **Spoilers and misunderstandings ahead!**
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: March 6, 2020
On hand-washing songs, saving water, Woody Allen and the walkout at Hachette, along with thoughts on COVID-19, yoga, taxes, and planting sweet peas.
First Cup of Coffee – March 9, 2020: Today’s my mom’s birthday, so there is singing. Thoughts on defining midpoint and other story structure beats. Also on romance and reading urban fantasy, and a kayak misadventure.
First Cup of Coffee – March 10, 2020: Reflecting on reflections today – the trope of a character having to face themselves in the magic mirror, to see the ugly truths inside themselves. And other random thoughts on sin, personal transformation, COVID-19 and Taoism. As usual.
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 231 – Tammy Middleton: From “All Cocks” to “Stories from the Sound”
Tammy Middleton, who writes as TM Smith, shares the upcoming re-release of “Gay for Pay,” under the new series title “Stories from the Sound.” She discusses the works she’s done not only on “Gay for Pay” but the rest of the series along with news of two brand new books to come. She also has details on her new “Chaos Magician” series. Book reviews include Xio Axelrod’s “Frankie and Johnny: Let the Music Play” and K.M. Nuehold’s “Caulky” and “Rocket Science.” Plus Jeff talks about his new book and a fundraiser for ProLiteracy.
LITerally Us: Ghosts of Romances’ Past
Re-reading books is so comforting, but sometimes they can help readers realize how much they’ve evolved as well as the authors who wrote them. In this episode, Gabi and Kamrun review their once five-star reads Arouse by Nina Lane, Sustained by Emma Chase, and Real by Katy Evans to determine whether they still love them today and how strongly they still stand.
This Lesbian Ship is Intense: Knockoff Demi
We talk the biphobia of it all— a powerful storyline for Kat and the unfortunate reality of Adena being the sole face of Muslim lesbian representation. Moreover, what does this mean for Kadena moving forward? Jane continues to have one of the best ongoing storylines on TV centering on women’s health, and Sutton struggles to adapt when her life feels like it’s hit a plateau. Also we get to meet Jacqueline’s very own Kat and Sutton.
Boobies & Noobies: Sex and Other Shiny Objects (feat. Ronny Pascale)
NYC comedian and (Twitter verified) personality, Ronny Pascale joins Kelly to read and review SEX AND OTHER SHINY OBJECTS by Lauren Blakely. What’s not to love about this friends-to-lovers contemporary romance that, maybe more than anything, showcases male relationships in a non-toxic manner. Other discussion topics include the idiosyncrasies of New York living, MySpace Top 8, and bubble bath sex (not as relaxing as it seems).
Couples Talking Couples: Life As We Know It
Pack your bags and move in with least favorite friend of a friend because this week Ashley and Ryan are diving into “Life As We Know It.” Discussion topics include: how to set up your friends in your will, emotional Stockholm Syndrome, and balancing zany hijinks with tragedy