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061 - Erotic Romance with Rosemary Willhide and Tamsen Parker

It's our final romance chat in this series, and we saved the steamiest for last! Join Zoë and Jessica as they learn what Erotic Romance actually is from authors Rosmary Willhide and Tamsen Parker. We dive deep into this steamy subgenre for a fantastic discussion of what it is, what it isn't, and why it's so great.

059 - Getting Published in Romance with Avery Flynn and Stacey Agdern

We're back this week with our Romance Chats series in conjunction with the Escondido Public Library! And this time we're talking publishing. How *do* you get published in romance? For every person, the story is different, and today, there are lots of ways to become published. As the average romance reader is voracious, it makes sense that so many of us are inspired to try our hand at it! When you consume something that you love so so much, it’s easy to start imagining your own stories and how you’d do it. But, how do you take the first step? And what’s the step after that? So today we are going to be speaking with authors Avery Flynn and Stacey Agdern about their publishing journeys, all the bumps along the way, and tips they have for those starting out!

058 - Feed Drop! Too Stupid To Live with Tea & Strumpets: The Harvest Moon

Greetings ghosts and ghouls and welcome to the spookiest episode of the season! We suppose we must admit it's not *that* spooky, but we stand by it being the spookiest of our feed nonetheless. This week we're dropping in an episode of the fantastic fellow Frolic Podcast Too Stupid to Live when WE guested on it! Together, we review the fabulous MM paranormal-Regency novella by Joshua Ian. Join us for a pint-sized and kind-of-perfect tale of magic and mystery! **Spoopy Spoilers!**

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!

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!)

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.

051 - Rescued from Ruin 2 - The Truth About Cads and Dukes

A prank gone horribly wrong leads to a marriage to save a reputation. Lady Jane Huxley may be a reluctant duchess but she soon finds that her new husband is hewn from more than icy marble - there’s actually a heart underneath that shell when he starts to thaw. But will this mismatched pair realize that opposites attract? Or will the Duke of Blackmore keep them from finding their happily ever after trying to fight his inevitable feelings? You'll find out as we read The Truth About Cads and Dukes by Elisa Brayden. **Don't try and bet against the SPOILERS**

049 - Desperate Duchesses 7 - Three Weeks With Lady X

Thorn Daughtry, the bastard son of a duke, is looking to get married and he has the perfect candidate. She is nothing like the woman who is helping him renovate his new estate. India for her part wants no part in a marriage to a man she cannot manage and Thorn is anything but manageable. That being said, sparks fly within their first meeting and the two cannot seem to stay away from the other. Three Weeks with Lady X is our first read by author Eloisa James and it does not disappoint! Her whit and fast-moving plot kept us hooked from the very first page. **We do not neglect the SPOILERS**

048 - Writing Romance for Today's Reader with Lyssa Kay Adams and Kristin Rockaway

Back in May, cohost Zoë had the fabulous opportunity to partner with her local library to moderate a series of chats with Romance Authors! In this series, you'll get to hear from a variety of authors spanning many romance subgenres and topics! Our first chat was with Contemporary romance authors Lyssa Kay Adams (The Bromance Book Club) and Kristin Rockaway (She's Faking It) where we discussed how these two weave amazing tales that today's reader can relate to.

047 - Sweetest Taboo 3 - The Scandalous Diary of Lily Layton

Thanks to a listener recommendation we have one of our steamiest reviews to date. Oliver is a Marquess looking for the perfect wife; a friend who can not only entertain him during the day, but also an adventuress wanton who will allow him to explore all his sexual fantasies at night. He believes he's found his perfect match in the mysterious diary he found on his property. Lily, the authoress of this diary, did not hold back in any of her entries. That being said, she's not looking for a husband, no matter how attracted she is to Oliver. Can these two turn a sexual chemistry into a marriage that can stand the test of time? We'll find out as we read The Scandalous Diary of Lily Layton by Stacy Reid. **There are SPOILERS on the street and even more in the sheets**

046 - Bareknuckle Bastards 2 - Brazen and the Beast

Hattie Sedley is taking life by the horns. It is the Year of Hattie and she is going to finish the year as a woman in charge. However, her plans are briefly derailed when she meets Beast, one of the three Bareknuckle Bastards that run Covent Garden. As their lives and limbs intertwine, Beast does his best to keep his distance to protect his lady love. Hattie calls bull on his antics and tells him that while no man has ever been able to stand their ground against him, this woman fights to win. **We'll only accept all the SPOILERS**

044 - Pennyroyal 8 - It Happened One Midnight

In our eighth installment of Julie Anne Long’s Pennyroyal Green series, we finally get to dig a little deeper into the life of the youngest Redmond sibling. Jonathan may act like the devil-may-care younger son, but this dude has plans. Tommy also has plans and while they did not initially include a Redmond, she’ll take him anyway. She’s spent her life doing things out of necessity, so she’s not about to stare a gift horse in the mouth. Together these two just ooze chemistry and as their goals align, these two may just be unstoppable. It Happened One Midnight is a diamond hidden amongst gems. **Spoilers & extra spoiler: it’s a perfect score!**

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