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Doin' it for the fandom - Steph & Ava booze up to talk theories, steamy scenes, and ships - your one-stop-shop for all things romance and fandom.

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    • 4.9 • 142 Ratings

Doin' it for the fandom - Steph & Ava booze up to talk theories, steamy scenes, and ships - your one-stop-shop for all things romance and fandom.

    Meet the Bloomsberry

    Meet the Bloomsberry

    This episode is a little different, but I hope you enjoy an interview I (Ava) conducted with my friend, Britt; Britt is a force of the bookish industry!

    She's a bookstagrammer (@bibliobrittish), worked social media for an independent bookstore, and currently works for Bloomsbury (aka. Sarah J Maas's publisher). In this episode, Britt takes us behind the curtain, per se, to explore the backend of the bookish industry.

    • 36 min
    Wrapping Up Wanderlust

    Wrapping Up Wanderlust

    Happy Monday, patrons! We're finalizing our May reads (a few days early, yes - but hey, it's been a slow reading month) and chit-chatting about June, aka Queertastic aka Read Something Gay!

    The books mentioned:

    - The Chorus of Dragons series by Jenn Lyons
    - The Plated Prisoner series by Raven Kennedy
    - Nemesis Games and Babylon's Ashes by James SA Corey
    - Him and Us by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
    - Tragic by Devney Perry
    - The Off Campus series by Elle Kennedy
    - House of Beating Wings by Olivia Wildenstein
    - Court of the Vampire Queen by Katee Robert
    - Forging Silver Into Stars by Brigid Kemmerer
    - Try by Ella Frank
    - Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
    - Wicked Beauty by Katee Robert
    - Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
    - Wicked Villains by Katee Robert  
    - Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
    - Fresh Catch by Kate Canterbury
    - Furyborn by Claire Legrand
    - Star Eater by Kirsten Hall
    - Sabine Valley by Katee Robert
    - A Taste of Gold and Iron by Alexandra Rowland
    - The Prince's Poison Vow by Hailey Turner
    - The Beautiful Monsters by Jex Lane
    - Check, Please by Ngozi Ukazu
    - Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
    - The Camelot series by Sierra Simone

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Kleytastic (A Lisa Kleypas special)

    Kleytastic (A Lisa Kleypas special)

    Hi patrons!

    This week's episode is dedicated to all things Lisa Kleypas (by which we mean, her historical romances, not her contemporaries haha). Please note this episode will contain spoilers for her Wallflowers, Hathaways, and Ravenels series!

    It will also contain:

    - A minor (major) rant about Devon
    - Why Garrett is not giving
    - A Fandomtastic trope: the reluctant DILF  
    - Is Sebastian from The Little Mermaid fuckable - Y/N?

    And more!

    • 56 min
    Worlds of Wanderlust

    Worlds of Wanderlust

    Today we're discussing everything WANDERLUST: books, destinations, and most importantly, food. 

    (Warning: this episode may cause you to feel VERY hungry)

    • 1 hr 8 min
    May The Fourth Be With You

    May The Fourth Be With You

    Today we're posting our recap episode about all things Star Wars (as such, this episode contains spoilers for the movies, and The Mandalorian). But if you're not into Star Wars, that's okay, because this episode is novice-friendly - we play FMK, talk about the Rage that spawns in men only when women have Opinions about Star Wars, ships, Space Latinos, and more!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    April Recap and May Readtastic

    April Recap and May Readtastic

    Happy Friday!

    We hope you've been enjoying the beginning of May! As a reminder, April's Readtastic prompt was "fake-dating" and May's is "read a book that gives you wanderlust."

    Here are all the books we mention in today's episode:   

    Eclipse the Moon - Jessie Mihalik

    The Love Hypothesis - Ali Hazelwood

    The Beauty and the Baller - Ilsa Madden Mills

    A Taste of Gold and Iron - Alexandra Roland

    Gossamer in the Darkness - Kristen Ashley

    The Player and the Pixie - LH Cosway and Penny Reid

    The Expanse - James Corey

    Temeraire - Naomi Novik

    The Plated Prisoner series - Raven Kennedy

    On Dublin Street - Samantha Young

    The Adair Family series - Samantha Young

    Racing the Sun - Karina Halle

    Gods of Jade and Shadow - Silvia Moreno Garcia

    Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor

    Master of Djinn - P Djeli Clark

    Runaway series - Devney Perry

    A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness

    Stolen by the Wolves - Lyx Robinson

    The Lady of Rooksgrave Manor - Kathryn Moon

    The Bone Season - Samantha Shannon

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 Ratings

hollyxconstant ,

Amazing community!

Ah! Love all the convos and chats with authors- so excited this exists!!!!

Kheya! ,

My favorite podcast

Can’t believe I haven’t reviewed yet bc I’ve been a day 1 listener and this podcast is the best thing ever. I love Ava and Steph, they’re so witty, intelligent, and seem like genuinely great people who care so much about their listeners. Their Patreon is the best money I spend. Not a bad word to say except I want more!!! Also girls, monetize this podcast. You deserve it. Take my money

candle87 ,

Went downhill

I struggled with deciding about this review, I’ve been listening since it first started and made it through the ToG re read. When Steph and Ava first started I loved the podcast and looked forward to fan girling every week. At some point this became the Ava show and I do not vibe with her style or personality at all. So 2 stars due to changes and personal preference.

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