004: Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean - guest Esme Brett
Esme Brett (Feminist Romance) and Andrea discuss Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean, plus-size representation in romance novels, ladies with skillz, and introduce a new game to Romancelandia: Hot Damn/No Ma’am.
CW: Discussion of body size from 31:30 - 43:45.
- Brazen and the Beast - Sarah MacLean
Discussion of body size from 31:30 - 43:45.
Guest Host: Esme Brett
Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean
Fated Mates Podcast - Definitely check out the Derek Craven (Dreaming of You - Lisa Kleypas) episode which is season 2, ep. 3.
Kassi from Wyoming, Aaliyah from Instagram, @Shannyspants, @Authoralexandraayers, @Now_booking, @RosaMValdez, @HEAApologist
Falling Inn Love - Netflix Original Movie
Beyond Heaving Bosoms - The Smart Bitches Guide to Romance Novels by Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan.
@MyShittyBookstagram - discusses “Romance Fat”
I sew my own clothes! Here’s my sewing instagram
Rebel Lite / Devil in Winter + angsty/problematic heroes: see episode 1
Am I The Ashole? Reddit post about an (asshole) who leaves his girlfriend alone at the ER to lift weights at the gym
Book Recommendations (Trope Town)
Trope: Ladies with Skillz
Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai (Contemporary M/F)
The Governess Game by Tessa Dare (Historical M/F)
The Rogue of Fifth Avenue by Joanna Schupe (Historical M/F)
A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole (Contemporary, M/F)
A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare (Historical M/F)
Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik (in the episode I incorrectly say this book is by Ada von Hasenberg, which is the name of the main character) (Space opera, M/F)
For fans of Dune + The Fifth Element
Listen to: Deltron 3030
Recommended throughout the episode:
The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt (Esme’s fave, historical romance, M/F)
The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare (historical romance, M/F)
Cherice Sinclair - recommended “dubious consent” books, if it’s something you’re interested in
New Zealand Romance Writers
Natalie Anderson - category romance
Esme’s fave: Pleasured in the Playboy’s Penthouse (Contemporary M/F)
Nalini Singh - paranormal romance
Lenora Bell - historical romance
Featured Romance Novel Book Club
The Romance Book Club at Word Bookstore in Brooklyn, NY
Organizer: Maddie Caldwell
Location/Host organization: Word Bookstore
When: First Saturday of every month, 2:45 pm