Weekend Podcast Guide: Debut Romances and More


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: 483. Sweet Dreams Recap: Laurie’s Song by Suzanne Rand

It’s time for another Vintage YA Recap, this week with Laurie’s Song by Suzanne Rand.

Prepare yourself for some exhausting friendships, boring boyfriends, social stress, and some absolutely outstanding outfits and POETRY.

Oh, yes. Poetry. This is a good one.
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Lit Wallflowers: New to Us – The Last Season with authors Jenny Judson & Danielle Mahfood

It is New-to-Us November! We are kicking off this month with a historical fiction, “The Last Season” by new-to-us authors Jenny Judson and Danielle Mahfood!

Miss Cassandra Drayton, daughter to a viscount, saw the new stable boy, Crispin St. John, from her window while having her lessons from her governess. They soon start a friendship in secret and he gave her forbidden lessons in horseback riding. Unfortunately, one lesson ended with her injured and him kicked off the estate.

The governess, his relation, gave him money for a one way ticket to find work. Only in his teens, Crispin set out for India with the hope that one day he will get his father out of debtor’s jail.

Cassie did recover from her injuries and continued to live the good life as a daughter to a viscount who had a talent for investing. However, life got more interesting when she found a letter to her governess from Crispin.

How great is it when someone we cared about in our past comes back into our life. Cassie and Crispin may still be in different social classes and they kept their friendship known only to their best friends, however even their BFs saw their connection. They may not have been betrothed to each other at first, but the actions of others turned into their favor. Join us with authors Jenny Judson and Danielle Mahfood as we discuss Cassie and Crispin’s saga!

New to Us – Island Queen by Vanessa Riley: “Island Queen” by Vanessa Riley is a historical novel based on a true person, and it is definitely New-to-Us!

We read about the extraordinary life of Dorothy Kirwan who was determined to be a free person and to succeed in making her family and others free too!

We’re absolutely excited to speak to author Vanessa Riley about Dorothy Kirwan Thomas as the main character of her historical novel and as the trailblazer she was in reality. Join us for our “Pot-tail Pondering” segment on Friday, November 12th at 5:00pm EST when we further discuss “Island Queen!”

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Rebel Girls Book Club: Interview with Cassandra Lane about We Are Bridges

This week Harmony interviews Cassandra Lane the managing editor of L.A. Parent magazine and author of the memoir We Are Bridges. Lane reclaims her ancestral heritage while she contemplates upcoming motherhood. In the interview, Lane tells us about the process of healing through writing.

Click here for where to listen.

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First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: November 5, 2021

About SFWA’s Grand Master award, the politics of gender and of the MFA/writing workshop mystique, and how those things can be insular. Also general fangirling about Mercedes Lackey and why I love her books!

First Cup of Coffee -November 8, 2021: Why I think competition is falsely lauded in US culture, how it harms creativity, and why I don’t like creators being placed into false competition with each other. Also, adventures in audiobook production!

First Cup of Coffee – November 9, 2021: Why I equate “subverting tropes” with someone being an asshole, getting knocked off my pillow and getting back on again, having a book on a List, and a goodbye to Jim Fiscus, longtime SFWA volunteer.

First Cup of Coffee -November 11, 2021: Why this has been a crazy week for me, more schedule disruptions, and how I’m not happy if I’m not actually producing words, even though I know that even when I’m not writing, I’m writing. Also: Mikhail Baryshnikov

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Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 345 – Penny Aimes and Verity Lowell Discuss Their Debut Romances

Jeff talks with debut authors Penny Aimes and Verity Lowell. Penny and Verity discuss their novels—”For the Love of April French” and “Meet Me in Madrid,” what led them to writing romance, and their favorite tropes. We also find out about some of their favorite authors and how those authors influenced the stories they tell.

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Kingdom of Thirst: Episode 60: Divinity 2: Original Sin Definitive Edition for Switch, etc

In the post-Birthday Month Recovery Period, Abigail enlisted local videogame experts Fred and Vee to talk all things romance in gaming — but mostly their mutual obsession, Divinity 2: Original Sin Definitive Edition for Switch. Honorable mentions go out to Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Dream Daddy, and Hades or whatever.

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Honestly!?: Episode #193 – Hare Trishna

On this week’s episode we’re talking about the new season of Big Mouth, our thoughts on Drag Race UK versus Canada’s Drag Race, the premiere of Dexter: New Blood, our current reads, Trisha Paytas’s foray into veganism, and more!

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The SSR Podcast: Episode 169: Camp (with Dahlia Adler)

Welcome back to New Reads November 2021! This week, L.C. Rosen’s Camp takes center stage. In Camp, main character Randy navigates the ups and downs of a relationship with his longtime camp crush… under less than transparent circumstances. The conversation on Episode 169 explores questions of changing yourself for relationships, identity, internalized homophobia, and keeping the people you love safe. Alli and her guest also chat about complicated characters, the degree to which teen characters are forced to stay connected to their families of origin, and their own camp experiences.

Dahlia Adler is an editor of mathematics by day, the overlord of LGBTQReads by night, and a young adult author at every spare moment in between. She is the editor of several anthologies, including Junior Library Guild selection His Hideous Heart, and the author of many novels, including Indie Next pick Cool for the Summer. She lives in New York with her family and an obscene number of books. Find her on Twitter (@MissDahlELama) and Instagram (@missdahlelama).

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