19 episodes

Romance and women's fiction author Y. M. Nelson discusses the nerdy - superheroes, sci-fi and fantasy, and nerdy pop culture; and romantic - romance novels, romantic movies, and romance tropes she loves. We'll review books, TV, and movies; interview authors, and see who does what romance and nerdy pop culture tropes best.

Nerdy Romantics Podcast Y. M. Nelson

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Romance and women's fiction author Y. M. Nelson discusses the nerdy - superheroes, sci-fi and fantasy, and nerdy pop culture; and romantic - romance novels, romantic movies, and romance tropes she loves. We'll review books, TV, and movies; interview authors, and see who does what romance and nerdy pop culture tropes best.

    Ep.17 Bridgerton Season 2 Show Chat

    Ep.17 Bridgerton Season 2 Show Chat

    Nerdy Romantic guest hosts Marcie, Staci, and Dana join Y. M. in reviewing season 2 of Netflix's Bridgerton. The group talks about the new and returning set of characters, memorable scenes, and even address some controversy ... yes, a little.

    We did joke about the angsty t-shirt, however, it is a reality, and it's now available for purchase in the NRP merch store. 


    Want to know what Y. M. Nelson writes?  Get "Star Date" for free when you subscribe to the Nerdy Romantics Newsletter.  Go to ymnelson.com/subscribe to get your copy.  Then go to Goodreads and add it to your lists and review!   
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Ep.16 Differently-Abled Romance Recs - Who Gets an HEA mini-series

    Ep.16 Differently-Abled Romance Recs - Who Gets an HEA mini-series

    Episode 16 has romances that feature differently-abled main characters. Y. M. Nelson and Nerdy Romantics Dana and Staci along with new Nerdy Romantic Jen recommend several romance novels that showcase people finding love whether they are deaf, or disfigured, or on the autism spectrum.

    Speaking of autism, did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month? (We did). Also, most of these books are by differently-abled authors! 😍🥰😍🤩 Even more incentive to pick up these recommendations. As if you needed it.

    We also recommend more of these in the show notes 
    Want to know what Y. M. Nelson writes?  Get "Star Date" for free when you subscribe to the Nerdy Romantics Newsletter.  Go to ymnelson.com/subscribe to get your copy.  Then go to Goodreads and add it to your lists and review!   
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ep.15 HBO Max Titans (DCTV & Movies Review)(Seasons 1-3)

    Ep.15 HBO Max Titans (DCTV & Movies Review)(Seasons 1-3)

    On episode 15, author Y. M. Nelson and guest Jen Graybeal review Seasons 1-3 of Titans TV series airing on HBO Max for the Nerdy Romantics'  "DCTV and DCU reviews" miniseries. In this miniseries, we review current TV shows and movies with DC Comics superheroes.

    We go into depth with the many characters on Titans, compare storytelling through the seasons, and give a star rating along with a few trigger warnings.

    Note** If you don't want to be spoiled, go straight to the star ratings chapter, listen, then come back for the review after you've watched!
    Want to know what Y. M. Nelson writes?  Get "Star Date" for free when you subscribe to the Nerdy Romantics Newsletter.  Go to ymnelson.com/subscribe to get your copy.  Then go to Goodreads and add it to your lists and review!   
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep.14 Romance Novels Explained

    Ep.14 Romance Novels Explained

    Ever been confused by the acronyms HEA, H/h, or BBW when finding a romance novel to read? Don't know what a cinnamon roll hero is? And is Nicholas Sparks a romance author? (No. He's not.) Your questions about romance novel terminology and romance categories are answered in this episode. 

    This one's for readers and writers. So, take a listen. This may help you find (or create) your next book boyfriend.
    Want to know what Y. M. Nelson writes?  Get "Star Date" for free when you subscribe to the Nerdy Romantics Newsletter.  Go to ymnelson.com/subscribe to get your copy.  Then go to Goodreads and add it to your lists and review!   
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    • 52 min
    Ep.13 Black Love Rocks --Who Gets an HEA? mini-series

    Ep.13 Black Love Rocks --Who Gets an HEA? mini-series

    In our new mini-series, "Who Gets an HEA?" that showcases romances with marginalized heroes and heroines, episode 13 features romances that feature Black main characters. Y. M. Nelson and Nerdy Romantics Marcie and Staci along with new Nerdy Romantic Jen recommend several romance novels that showcase the wonderfulness that's Black Love.

    What's even better? These books are by Black female authors! 😍🥰😍🤩

    While we recommend several books, this is just the very tip of the iceberg when it comes to masterfully done Black romance? Yes, Black characters should get an HEA, but who should read these? EVERYONE who loves a well-done romance!
    Want to know what Y. M. Nelson writes?  Get "Star Date" for free when you subscribe to the Nerdy Romantics Newsletter.  Go to ymnelson.com/subscribe to get your copy.  Then go to Goodreads and add it to your lists and review!   
    Support the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/authorymnelson)

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep.12 One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London - Who Gets an HEA series

    Ep.12 One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London - Who Gets an HEA series

     Episode twelve starts a new mini-series, "Who Gets an HEA",  that showcases romances with marginalized heroes and heroines. Y. M. Nelson and Nerdy Romantics Marcie and Staci along with honorary Nerdy Romantic Pam talk about the book One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London.

    While this book was chosen as an example of why plus-sized women should get an HEA, we discuss character issues, reality shows and personal experiences before giving the book a Goodreads rating.

    Check out full show notes on https://ymnelson.com/nerdy-romantics-podcast

    Subscribe to the Nerdy Romantics newsletter and get a free book: https://ymnelson.com/subscribe

    Check out the trailer for this new mini series on my YouTube channel!
    Want to know what Y. M. Nelson writes?  Get "Star Date" for free when you subscribe to the Nerdy Romantics Newsletter.  Go to ymnelson.com/subscribe to get your copy.  Then go to Goodreads and add it to your lists and review!   
    Support the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/authorymnelson)

    • 59 min

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yeall ,

This checks all my boxes!

Y.M. Nelson’s Nerdy Romantics is my new podcast happy place. It’s right there in the title. I’m a lover of romance novels across various genres, I ❤️ interracial romance, so this is a great home if you are a fan. And there’s Star Trek too, clapping 👏

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