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On Hot and Bothered, we encourage people to write Romance novels as a sacred practice. Each episode, we follow the experience of one of Vanessa Zoltan's friends who is writing their very first romance novel. Vanessa is joined by Julia Quinn, her favorite Romance novelist, to discuss romance novel tropes and what it takes to write a Romance novel. Along the way, we find meaning in the mundane, treat the secular as a sacred, and build communities of supportive and creative friends.

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    • 4.9, 14 Ratings

On Hot and Bothered, we encourage people to write Romance novels as a sacred practice. Each episode, we follow the experience of one of Vanessa Zoltan's friends who is writing their very first romance novel. Vanessa is joined by Julia Quinn, her favorite Romance novelist, to discuss romance novel tropes and what it takes to write a Romance novel. Along the way, we find meaning in the mundane, treat the secular as a sacred, and build communities of supportive and creative friends.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Llzz80 ,

Joyfully not pulling any punches

I wasn’t sure I’d appreciate this podcast as I’m not a reader of romance novels but BOY OH BOY that doesn’t matter at all. Vanessa and her assorted team of heroes and heroines are all so thoughtful and funny and smart, and they don’t shirk from facing up to the big questions in our lives - navigating the patriarchy, climate apocalypse, and how to know whether we want to be parents. And all done with oodles of love and laughing.
It feels like a whole new genre of podcast is being created.

EmCraik ,

In Love

Not having read the write up of the podcast’s overview or listened to the trailer, I had no idea what to expect. I trusted whatever Vanessa was going to talk about and discuss would be great, because, let’s face it, she’s great. Of course I was absolutely enthralled after the first few sentences spoken. Hook, line and sinker. Romance Novel - here I come.

smilingfrom ,

In love

I have just finished listening to the first episode of this podcast. I have gone from not knowing what to expect to being totally absorbed and, dare I say it, in love with this new series. Happily subscribed and anticipating the next episode.

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