24 episodes

History, hot takes, author interviews, and deep dives into romance novels every Wednesday. 100% NSFW. Each week Abigail Kelly sits down with a romance novel novice to break down a book or romance trope of her choice in an adult-flavored book report. It’s mostly a hilarious celebration of the much-maligned genre, but there’s facts, figures, and history in there, too. We super-duper promise it’s not all willies! Really!

Kingdom of Thirs‪t‬ Kingdom of Thirst

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History, hot takes, author interviews, and deep dives into romance novels every Wednesday. 100% NSFW. Each week Abigail Kelly sits down with a romance novel novice to break down a book or romance trope of her choice in an adult-flavored book report. It’s mostly a hilarious celebration of the much-maligned genre, but there’s facts, figures, and history in there, too. We super-duper promise it’s not all willies! Really!

    Episode 22: Fae Fiction - Part One

    Episode 22: Fae Fiction - Part One

    This week, Abigail and bookseller Kat dive deep into the history of the Fae, folklore, what the heck happened to YA in the aughts, and grifters! They take a sweeping tour of human history, with pit stops at the Cottingley Photos, David Bowie’s crotch, The Winx Club, and Abigail’s fraught adolescence. Featured books in part one are THE HEART OF THE FAE by Emma Hamm and DEAL WITH THE ELF KING by Elise Kova!
    THE HEART OF THE FAE by EMMA HAMM: bit.ly/3dCYBgk
    DEAL WITH THE ELF KING by ELISE KOVA: bit.ly/3bxugwT
    FIVE MINUTE HISTORY - FAE: bit.ly/3uqALKH
    TIMELESS MYTHS - FAE: bit.ly/2MhNFJG
    The Two Schoolgirls Who Fooled the World Into Believing in Fairies by VICE: bit.ly/3sfJPjA
    TWITTER, FACEBOOK, & INSTAGRAM: @kingdomthirst
    KoT’S BOOKSHOP: bookshop.org/shop/kingdomthirst
    EMAIL: kingdomofthirst@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 21: Interview with Amalia Dillin

    Episode 21: Interview with Amalia Dillin

    Surprise! KoT is doing interviews now! Isn't that neat? Of course it is! In the first of many interviews to come, Abigail sits down (virtually) with friend of the pod and featured author Amalia Dillin! Together, they break down a romance writer’s journey, what it’s like being “that girl” in middle school, the vagaries of publishing, and the stories really worth writing.

    AMALIA DILLIN’S WEBSITE: http://blog.amaliadillin.com/

    AMALIA DILLIN’S TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AmaliaTd

    HONOR AMONG ORCS: bit.ly/3pqUHtd

    POSTCARDS FROM ASGARD: bit.ly/2Nar0PS

    TWITTER, FACEBOOK, & INSTAGRAM: @kingdomthirst

    KoT’S BOOKSHOP: bookshop.org/shop/kingdomthirst

    EMAIL: kingdomofthirst@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 20: We Stan A Dragonman

    Episode 20: We Stan A Dragonman

    In this week’s episode, Abigail and Paige explore one of Abigail’s obsessions: dragon-shifter romance! It’s a wild ride, and not just because the love interest sometimes straps a saddle on their beau. There’s furries, there’s Shrek, there’s a spanking corner, there’s sci-fantasy, there’s fire breathing boyfriends - this one has it all, folks!

    DRAGON BOUND by THEA HARRISON: bit.ly/2O7lJc0

    TO LOVE A DRAGON by TIFFANY ROBERTS: bit.ly/2MIXLUb

    FIREBLOOD SERIES by RUBY DIXON: bit.ly/2LrRyeD

    ORC SWORN SERIES by FINLEY FENN: amzn.to/2N8a4sQ

    NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC | THE LAST DRAGON: bit.ly/2MABmbO

    TWITTER, FACEBOOK, & INSTAGRAM: @kingdomthirst

    KoT’S BOOKSHOP: bookshop.org/shop/kingdomthirst

    EMAIL: kingdomofthirst@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 19: Secret (And Not So Secret) Steampunk

    Episode 19: Secret (And Not So Secret) Steampunk

    In Episode 19, Abigail and new guest Brendan get down and greasy with steampunk romance! There's cringe, there's a lot of history, and there's plenty of b******t theorizing about sugarcoating subversive themes so people actually pay attention. The featured book is Meljean Brook's (AKA Milla Vane) THE IRON DUKE! Special mentions go out to Will Smith's g******s in Wild Wild West, gummy vitamins for moral improvement, and mini bustle skirts.

    THE IRON DUKE by MELJEAN BROOK: bit.ly/3ti2IUq

    STEAMPUNK FOR HISTORIANS by SCOTT P. MARLER: bit.ly/3nNn1VY

    HISTORY OF STEAMPUNK by CORY GROSS: bit.ly/3nHyTZu

    TWITTER, FACEBOOK, & INSTAGRAM: @kingdomthirst

    KoT’S BOOKSHOP: bookshop.org/shop/kingdomthirst

    EMAIL: kingdomofthirst@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 18: Pamela - Part Two

    Episode 18: Pamela - Part Two

    [CONTENT WARNING: discussions of genre-typical assault.] PAMELA - Part Two is here! This week, Abigail and bookseller Jessica Hernandez get into the nitty-gritty of Pamela and Mr. B’s relationship, the various machinations of a jealous idiot, and Abigail's grand ambitions for both Samuel Richardson’s work and the future of KoT.

    PAMELA by SAMUEL RICHARDSON: bit.ly/3synSgA

    PAMELA AUDIOBOOK: amzn.to/3sz7DQi

    THE WRITTEN WORLD by MARTIN PUCHNER: bit.ly/2MwnQW7

    AN INTRODUCTION TO PAMELA, OR VIRTUE REWARDED By MARGARET DOODY: bit.ly/353gJuQ

    A LITTLE HISTORY OF READING: HOW BOOKS CAME TO BE by THE BOOK TRUST: bit.ly/3iomg4n

    TWITTER, FACEBOOK, & INSTAGRAM: @kingdomthirst

    KoT’S BOOKSHOP: bookshop.org/shop/kingdomthirst

    EMAIL: kingdomofthirst@gmail.com

    Episode 17: Pamela - Part One

    Episode 17: Pamela - Part One

    It’s here, friends: PAMELA; OR VIRTUE REWARDED by Samuel Richardson! Abigail promised she’d do it and by gum she did! Listen to her go absolutely bonkers about this book from 1740 as bookseller Jessica Hernandez listens dubiously. Gauntlets are thrown and passionate speeches are made. Topics include: the history of publishing, budding feminism in literature, and Pamela stanning.

    PAMELA by SAMUEL RICHARDSON: bit.ly/3synSgA

    PAMELA AUDIOBOOK: amzn.to/3sz7DQi

    THE WRITTEN WORLD by MARTIN PUCHNER: bit.ly/2MwnQW7

    AN INTRODUCTION TO PAMELA, OR VIRTUE REWARDED By MARGARET DOODY: bit.ly/353gJuQ

    A LITTLE HISTORY OF READING: HOW BOOKS CAME TO BE by THE BOOK TRUST: bit.ly/3iomg4n

    TWITTER, FACEBOOK, & INSTAGRAM: @kingdomthirst

    KoT’S BOOKSHOP: bookshop.org/shop/kingdomthirst

    EMAIL: kingdomofthirst@gmail.com

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

goldenflips ,

Hilarious and Smutty

Best podcast to come out this year! Abigail’s wit and cast of wild guests will make you chuckle til you cry!

mamacuc ,

Wow

So excited!

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