Welcome to The Wicked Wallflowers Club! We are two authors who read, write, and love everything about the romance genre. We celebrate female empowerment and sex positivity. Entertainment Weekly featured us on their "Must List" as "a compelling reminder of why the oft-dismissed genre is a real force in cultural conversations".
145 - 3 Year Anniversary Episode!
It's our third anniversary! We're so grateful for all of our listeners and guests who've made it an incredible 3 years! In this episode we reflect on some of the things we've been most struck by in past episodes, share some favorite memories, do a quick What We're Reading, and Jenny recaps the romance novel that kicked off Sarah's love of romance...and it is gloriously bananas! Also enjoy: Jenny's truly horrifying German accent, an Animaniacs song, the moment Sarah mixes Jenny up with a Miss Congeniality character, and the number of times Sarah is attacked by her cat!
144 - Elle Keck: Avon Editor!
We're joined by the fabulous Elle Keck! Elle is an editor for Avon and works with some of our favorite authors like Alexis Daria, Cat Sebastian, and Olivia Dade! During this tumultuous week (year!), we hope we can offer you some distraction and joy. If you're trying to tackle NaNoWriMo in the midst of this chaos--or just trying to get some work done--we had you in mind when we were recording! Hang in there and slay some words if you can.
143 - Katee Robert: Villains!
Katee Robert is back to talk all things villains with us! Why do we love them, which ones can't be redeemed, and how did our obsession begin? We also catch up on all the other amazing stuff she's just released or has coming soon and generally have a much needed laugh.
142 - Milla Vane: A Heart of Blood and Ashes
We're joined by Milla Vane!!! We let Sarah hardcore fangirl because Milla Vane is also Meljean Brook, which makes her Sarah's favorite romance author of all time! We also chat about her barbarian fantasy romance series, A Gathering of Dragons, which starts with A Heart of Blood and Ashes. We discuss her incredibly nuanced characters who can sometimes start out as anti heroes as well as bloody handjobs and how much we love a mean kidnapping.
141 - Madi Sinha: The White Coat Diaries
Sarah catches up with her friend Madi Sinha! We talk about her debut women's fiction novel, The White Coat Diaries, as well as the problems plaguing the medical field and how she balances life as a doctor, wife, mother, and author.
140 - Rosie Danan: The Roommate
We're joined by debut author Rosie Danan! Her novel, The Roommate, is an absolute delight, so we talk all about the book, her research into the world of adult performers, and how the pandemic has impacted our reading habits.