Tune in to hear two friends discuss all the steamy (and sometimes tepid) details of the regency romance genre.
057 - Paranormal Romance Zoe Forward and Mariah Ankenman
In our fourth chat in this series, Zoe and Jessica are talking with our authors about things that are out of this world! Well, not exactly, but we're talking all about paranormal romance! Commonly you’ll find romantic relationships between humans and vampires, shapeshifters, ghosts, and other entities of a fantastic or otherworldly nature. And paranormal romances can also include books featuring characters with psychic abilities, like telekinesis or telepathy. While it’s roots harken back all the way to Gothic fiction, it’s most recent revival has been spurred by technology, and in fact, paranormal romances are one of the fastest-growing trends in the romance genre today. Come along with us as we learn all about this stellar subgenre from authors Zoe Forward and Mariah Ankenman!
056 - Bridgertons HEA: The Viscount Who Loved Me - Second Epilogue
Anthony and Kate are living their best lives, but once a year, the gloves come off and our happy couple will do anything to outsmart and out-play the other. Julia Quinn gives us another glimpse of our favorite lawn game Pall Mall, which has become a yearly tradition at Aubrey Hall, with all the original players of that infamous day. **It's a second Epilogue, the whole thing is SPOILERS**
055 - Getting Started in Romance with Allison Ashley and Yaffa Santos
In our third chat in this series, Zoe and Jessica sit down with debut authors Allison Ashley and Yaffa Santos to discuss their publishing journeys, tips they have for first-time authors, and common pitfalls to avoid. Every road to published is different, but these two are sharing their success stories and answering common questions that we all have about how it works. (Spoilers - it's never the same!)
054 - Bridgertons HEA: The Duke and I - Second Epilogue
Ever wonder what happens after happily ever after? Well, Julia Quinn decided to give us a quick peek into the continuing lives of the Bridgerton Family. Today we're looking at Simon and Daphne, who are about to have a few unexpected changes in their otherwise blissful life. **It's a second epilogue, so real SPOILERS ahead!**
053 - Historical Romance in Today's World with Eva Leigh and Erica Ridley
In our second chat in conjunction with the Escondido Library, Zoe & Jessica sit down with Historical Romance authors Eva Leigh and Erica Ridley to talk about what makes historical romance so appealing to the modern reader, and what the modern reader wants to see in their stories. How do you blend the past with the present? Listen in to find out!
052 - Mad and Bad: Real Heroines of the Regency with Bea Koch
We interrupt our scheduled program to bring you a fabulous interview! We sat down with co-owner of The Ripped Bodice Bea Koch to talk all about her new book Mad & Bad: Real Heroines of the Regency. Her book looks at the badass women living through the regency who have been overlooked by history in favor of their male counterparts but played an important role during the time period. Even more, a lot of these women knew each other, showing once more that when women support women, we can do some amazing things.
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This podcast is the closest to what I’ve been looking for, but doesn’t quite hit the mark. Hosts talk over and interrupt each other a lot. Book recaps are too in depth; if I’ve read the book I don’t need that much detail, and if I haven’t read the book I don’t want that much detail in case I read it for myself. They also focus a lot on the negatives/things they didn’t like in the book, but then will wrap it up by saying it was good which then seems unsupported. Positives are that it sounds professional and I’ve found some great new books to read. I’ll keep listening for now and just skip some of the annoying bits.