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Podcast by Whoa!mance: Romance, Feminism, and Ourselves

Whoa!mance: Romance, Feminism, and Ourselves Whoa!mance: Romance, Feminism, and Ourselves

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Podcast by Whoa!mance: Romance, Feminism, and Ourselves

    Episode 77: Uniquely The Same - The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

    Episode 77: Uniquely The Same - The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

    We’re celebrating our cotton anniversary this year at Whoa!mance, and what better way to wax nostalgic about marital bliss than to pretend to do it all over again. This week, yr girls Morgan and Isabeau are joined by producer Nick to unpack The Unhoneymooners by the writing duo Christina Lauren. This contemporary enemies to lovers features Olive, the perpetually unlucky twin sister of the soon-to-be-married Ami, who’s loathed to spend her sister’s special day with her worst nightmare, Ethan, who happens to be the brother and best man of Ami’s future husband, Dane. But when a seafood buffet spares only Olive and Ethan from an explosive fate, they are tasked to redeem the all-inclusive honeymoon package waiting under Ami’s name, the only catch is they have to play the part of newlyweds. Hilarity ensues as Olive and Ethan overcome their own misplaced hatred, and we settle into the long business of marriage.

    Whoa!mance is a part of the Frolic Podcast Network.

    • 57 min
    Episode 76: The People’s Choice (JOHANNAuary #5) - Fires Of Winter by Johanna Lindsey

    Episode 76: The People’s Choice (JOHANNAuary #5) - Fires Of Winter by Johanna Lindsey

    What a month y’all. This was a veritable roller coaster of emotions as yr girls Morgan and Isabeau took stock of Johanna Lindsey’s legacy and work, and sussed out how to feel about the harsher realities depicted in her novels. This week, our last installment of JOHANNAuary, features a viking novel of your choosing: Fires of Winter, Book 1 in the Haardrad Family Saga Series. Published in 1980, it’s not without its difficulties, but just as this novel has Lady Brenna, a headstrong and agential heroine, even roses have their merits. Held captive by the strikingly dangerous Garrick Haardrad, Lady Brenna witnesses the subjugation of her people as she is held in relative, if hostile, comfort. It's a problematic tale of passion guaranteed to melt your permafrost. A special thanks to all those who threw their support behind their favorite viking - you’re the real heroes.

    Whoa!mance is a part of the Frolic Podcast Network.

    This week's episode is sponsored by LOLA - a modern approach to feminine care. LOLA is a female-founded company offering a line of organic cotton tampons, pads, liners, and all-natural cleansing wipes. Now featuring Sex by LOLA products too!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 75: Spanking Finds A Way (JOHANNAuary #4) - Brave The Wild Wind by Johanna Lindsey

    Episode 75: Spanking Finds A Way (JOHANNAuary #4) - Brave The Wild Wind by Johanna Lindsey

    As the ghost of JOHANNAuary continues to plague this humble project, we are reminded here at Whoa!mance of the importance of friends when doing battle with distraught paranormals. Yr girls Morgan and Isabeau are joined this week by Erin, the Veteran of Learning the Tropes, for a gracious re-recording to once again discuss Brave The Wild Wind, Book 1 of Johanna Lindsey’s Wyoming series. We meet our heroine, Jessie Blair, as her family is torn asunder by the quick anger of her father. This prologue of violence is a mark of frontier life, and a distinguishing characteristic of our hero, Chase Summers, who, along with a litany of other details, combine to make this a difficult read from the moral high ground of our current moment. But what’s a western without a little grit? What’s a boot without a spur? This one’s for all you cowpokes and horse girls.

    Whoa!mance is a part of the Frolic Podcast Network.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 74: Space Vikings (JOHANNAuary #3) - Warrior’s Woman by Johanna Lindsey

    Episode 74: Space Vikings (JOHANNAuary #3) - Warrior’s Woman by Johanna Lindsey

    00h00m00s: message received via interplanetary communications systems re: distress signals circa terrestrial surface Kystran [] >>> [] terrestrial being i.e. “heroine” identified Tedra De Arr: class known: warrior re: terrestrial being i.e. “hero” Challen Ly-San-Ter: class known: bronzed_barbarian [] >>> [] unclear if distress product of misery/ecstasy; unclear as to issues of consent re: sexbots; unclear re: whoa/no spectral alignment; requires discussion [] >>> [] re: terrestrial beings i.e. "yr girls" Morgan: class known: Whoa!mance and Isabeau: class known: Whoa!mance [] >>> [] joined this week by terrestrial being i.e. "special guest" writer/critic Esme Brett: class known: FeministRomance [] re: celebrating life/works re: terrestrial being i.e. "subject" Johanna Lindsey: class known: lioness. [] >>>> [] end transmission

    Whoa!mance is a part of the Frolic Podcast Network.

    This week's episode is sponsored by LOLA - a modern approach to feminine care. LOLA is a female-founded company offering a line of organic cotton tampons, pads, liners, and all-natural cleansing wipes. Now featuring Sex by LOLA products too!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 73: Boat Life (JOHANNAuary #2) - Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey

    Episode 73: Boat Life (JOHANNAuary #2) - Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey

    It's another beautiful JOHANNAuary day, and yr girls Morgan and Isabeau are embarking on a farcical romp on the high seas. This week, Gentle Rogue, the third installment of Lindsey's Malory-Anderson Family Saga series, a sultry comedy worthy of the great Bard himself. The novel centers on Georgina Anderson, who, fed up with England, disguises herself as a cabin boy to secure safe transport back to America. But unbeknownst to our heroine, the ship's captain, ex-pirate James Malory, is aware of Georgia's ploy, and takes great pleasure in trying to reveal her true identity, and hopefully spark the passion they both feel churning within. Make ready your sea legs for this one you scalawags.

    Whoa!mance is a part of the Frolic Podcast Network.

    • 58 min
    Episode 72: Yours To Keep (JOHANNAuary #1) - Defy Not The Heart by Johanna Lindsey

    Episode 72: Yours To Keep (JOHANNAuary #1) - Defy Not The Heart by Johanna Lindsey

    As many of you know, JOHANNAuary has fallen under a somber hue. With the news of Johanna Lindsey’s passing, this month’s project will take on a retrospective, celebratory stance that we hope will dovetail nicely with our usual bouillabaisse of critical and irreverent commentary. So, without further ado, JOHANNAuary commences with a real keeper, Defy Not The Heart by the indomitable Johanna Lindsey. Set back in the 1100’s, we meet Reina, armorclad and defending her stronghold from the mercenary Ranulf, sent to kidnap her into a forced marriage by the loathsome Lord Rothwell. But their chemistry proves greater than any amount of gold, and our hero must learn how to please a woman a fraction of his colossal size. It’s a stunning work by an artist in full command of her creative palette. Let your hair down and put the cat outside for this medieval romp.

    Whoa!mance is a part of the Frolic Podcast Network.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

Happy Listening Walker ,

Hilarious, honest, and highly incisive

I love critical reviews of anything, especially things that I love, and I adore how Morgan and Isabeau talk about the books they loved and did NOT love, and about their lives. It's like listening to the two smartest people I know talk at length about something I love - and it's fun every week. Each episode is snarky, witty fun, and I love listening.

AnaKDK ,

The ladies are funny

This was my first time listening to a podcast about romance novel despite being an avid romance novel reader since high school. I find the hosts to be funny and they remind me of what my friends and I sounded like when we were college, that’s a compliment but also a slight jab tbh. I don’t enjoy their bashing of authors and books that they don’t like or disagree with. I thought discussion would be more nuanced and would explore the complicity of why women are drawn to particular characters, tropes and authors. There aren’t any deep discussions going on here which is fine, but you would think from the episode description that they were. I was particularly disappointed in the cover art episode which could have explored so much but just didn’t. I won’t be listening anymore.

Kerivk ,

Passionate, brilliant podcast

They know their genre, their history and their ice wine. I look forward to each and every episode.

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