Sarah and Jane talk with Angela James, Executive Director of Carina Press, about the Romantic Times convention, and how it's changed over the years - she's been attending for nearly 10 years. We also talk about books she's excited about, and books she recommends.
In this week's podcast, Kristen Ashley talks with Sarah and Jane about writing younger characters, a departure from her usual writing, she says, and about her interactions with her fans. She also tells us about her favorite reader interactions, and what her writing life is like. This interview was a lot of fun, in part because she knows her characters, and her readers, so well.
We start by taking a look at the reader nominations while they were still in the process of being decided, and we talk about the DAWBWAHA tournament and how it works. Then we answer a reader letter about erotic romance polyamory and triad romances.
We answer a reader letter from Elyse about kids and pets in romance - and how often they become matchmaking plot devices. We also talk about what we're currently reading, including a discussion of Lisa Kleypas' upcoming novel, Crystal Cove.
We start with a quiz that was entirely inspired by Linda Holmes' Television Pop Quiz on Pop Culture Happy Hour. Sarah challenges Jane to identify which book description is an actual book. Jane does abominably well - five correct, two wrong.Then we tackle reader mail. AWESOME reader mail.
Jane and Sarah discuss getting the habits and attitudes of billionaires right - and when depictions of wealth in some romances leave us laughing. We also talk about burgling Nalini Singh's home, and the books we're looking forward to in 2013.
In this episode, we attempt to define blue collar heroes - and figure out whether they really exist. We talk about what drives Sarah nuts about sex scenes and erotica. And then, can Jane convince Sarah not to read the Kristen Ashley books?
Sarah and Jane talk holiday romances! What we don't like about them (kind of a lot of things) and a few books that we do like. Plus, we attempt to answer the burning question, "How many Christmas brides are there?" Plus Jane tells us about one of her favorite old-style Regency romances.
Sarah sits down with Kat from BookThingo.com.au to talk about reading, reviewing and romance readers in Australia. She also shared some authors and book titles she was most excited about, particularly Australian authors.
In this episode, Sarah and Jane talk about books as gifts! We've crafted a mini book gift guide for different folks, talking about books we've given as gifts in the past. We've got suggestions if you're looking to give someone a book - and not just romances.
In this podcast, Jane and Sarah disagree mightily about a book they've both read, Study in Seduction by Nina Rowan. Jane liked it, Sarah did not, and we debate the reasons why some parts of the book worked for one but didn't work for the other. We also answer some more reader mail about our podcast episode on serial fiction, and Jane answers some of Sarah's questions about the Department of Justice settlement.
This episode is all about listener mail! We respond to email and voice mail messages and discuss humorous romance, romances with GLBT secondary characters, and recommendations for folks asking for ideas of what to read next.
Podcast time! This week, Jane and Sarah discuss serial fiction, whether it works for us as readers and why it's a trend that's happening now. We talk about what we're reading and reviewing, plus the podcast begins with one of the best opening lines we've recorded yet.