013. The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams with Steve Ammidown
Guest Steve Ammidown (BGSU Browne Popular Culture Library Archivist) joins the podcast to discuss The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams. Topics include Romancelandia’s history, Warm blanket reads, Men’s friendships, Men reading romance, Emotional idiots, What we give of ourselves in marriage, and Why The Bromance Book Club is a book worth reading.
Guest: Steve Ammidown (Manuscripts and Research Archivist at BGSU Browne Popular Culture Library)
We read: The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
Website: BGSU Browne Popular Culture Library https://www.bgsu.edu/library/pcl.html
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- Brothers Sinister series by Courtney Milan
- Entwined Destinies by Elsie Washington - first category romance by a black woman featuring black main characters
- Gaywyck by Vincent Virga
- Throwing Stones by Avery Cockburn (Curling Romance)
Can you redeem baddies from book 1 in book 2?
Kini Allen’s episode - Julianna Keyes’ Time Served has an antagonist who is the MC in Book 2, In Her Defense
Alisha Rai, Forbidden Hearts series.
- Book 1: Hate to Want You
- Book 2: Wrong to Need You
Discussed in Episode 1, We discussed Lord Saint Vincent from Lisa Kleypas’s Wallflower series, who is the villain in book 2 (It Happened One Autumn) but the MC in book 3 (Devil in Winter)
- Editor Vivian Stephens at Dell Candlelight
- Jessica Lynn Van Slooten Ted Talk: Romance Novels Are Feminist
- BGSU Researching the Romance 2020 Conference with Alyssa Cole - April 22-23, 2020
- RWA About The Romance Genre (cites % men reading romance)
Trope Town: Men’s Friendships
- Brothers Sinister Series by Courtney Milan
- Rules for Scoundrels Series by Sarah MacLean
- Double Up by Vanessa North
- Roller Girl by Vanessa North
- FBI/US Attorney Series by Julie James (starts with Something About You)
- Rafe by Rebekah Weatherpoon
- Champions of Desire Series by Christa Tomlinson
- A Tale of Two Cities Novellas by Alexandra Warren
@Readaholic19, Jess (@romtenkey) on Twitter, Kat Jackson, Nathan Burgoine
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