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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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    • 4.4, 325 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

4.4 out of 5
325 Ratings

325 Ratings

hmuraski27 ,

Just Plain Fun

I found this podcast through Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and am so glad I gave it a try! I read my first romance novel this year and was an immediate convert. (Having previously been of the opinion that romance novels aren’t “real” books...) I so enjoy listening to Vanessa and Arianna and the authors and guests. And the episodes centered on answering Reddit questions crack me the hell up. Keep up the great work, ladies! I’m having so much fun listening along. (Also, could Vanessa’s mom BE ANY COOLER? I just love her!)

Emilie 713 ,

Don’t like romance novels but I LOVE this podcast

I’ve never read a romance novel, and I don’t write along with them, but these women are hilarious. Fun podcast that brightens my day.

Mani✨ ,

My new FAVORITE!!!!

LOVE the validation I got for reading romance and the feeling of community Vanessa and Ariana and co provide! I’m obsessed with the cross section of literary themes as discussed by chaplains!!!!!!!

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