- Jun 2, 2020
History in Romance with Rebekah Weatherspoon, Katrina Jackson, and Felicia Grossman. Stay safe, stay mad, and keep reading romance.
- May 26, 2020
EE Ottoman, romance author, is my guest! He shares his thoughts on men writing romance, what sexy, fun fantasy can look like when writing trans characters, and writing queerness in a historical setting. The romance worth reading that we discuss is Any Old Diamonds by KJ Charles, which is a fun Victorian romp with jewel thieves, baddies who get their comeuppance, and a beautiful love story between two men who also experience personal growth along the way.
- May 23, 2020
Fantasy in romance with romance novel experts LaQuette, Felicia Grossman, and Jessica Van Slooten. My guests interpreted this theme a bit differently than I thought they would, and it's a delight to see a common thread emerge in their book recommendations. The Quarantine Romance Book Club is a 10-episode mini-series of short, casual conversations with romance experts. Stay safe, stay calm, and keep reading romance.
- May 19, 2020
The Kingmaker Duet by Kennedy Ryan!
- May 12, 2020
Dr. Maria DeBlassie, educator and writer, on pleasure activism, how romance is a safe place to explore fantasy, emotions, and relationships, how media acts as a conduct manual where people can learn emotional literacy, and the importance of cultivating joy as a form of social justice. We also discuss Helen Hoang’s The Kiss Quotient, which Maria discussed with her students in class, through the lens of pleasure activism.
- May 9, 2020
Enemies in romance with romance novel experts LaQuette, Katee Robert, and Ruby Lang. Why do we love the hate in romance? Stay safe, stay calm, and keep reading romance.
- May 5, 2020
Religion in romance with romance novel experts Rebekah Weatherspoon, Katrina Jackson, and Felicia Grossman, in which we discuss all the things you shouldn't talk about in polite society.
- Apr 28, 2020
This episode is the lighthearted romp you need right now. My friend Becky is the kind of person who believes every misconception about the romance genre, so I gave her one of modern romance’s most treasured works, A Week To Be Wicked by Tessa Dare, and crossed my fingers that this book could reach Becky and at least bust some of the myths about romance. But is witty banter, a rom com regency, and a cast of lovable characters enough to kindle the fires of love for romance in the depths of Becky’s cold, black New England soul?
- Apr 21, 2020
Food in romance with romance novel experts Ruby Lang, Mia Sosa, and Jessica Van Slooten. Can food be infused with feelings? Does Sherry Thomas somehow make soup sexy? Listen to this episode to find out! The Quarantine Romance Book Club is a 10-episode mini-series of short, casual conversations with romance experts, who are here to spread the joy of romance novels so that we can all stay home and NOT spread the Coronavirus. Stay safe, stay calm, and keep reading romance.
- Apr 14, 2020
Parenthood in romance with romance novel experts LaQuette, Felicia Grossman, and Jessica Van Slooten. It's all about choice, my friends. The Quarantine Romance Book Club is a 10-episode mini-series of short, casual conversations with romance experts, who are here to spread the joy of romance novels so that we can all stay home and NOT spread the Coronavirus. Stay safe, stay calm, and keep reading romance.
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