This week, Jane and Sarah chat with Shauna Summers, Executive Editor at Ballantine/Bantam/Dell. Shauna also taught a Romance Publishing course at NYU. We talk about her job, whether she does get to read books all the time, and how she evaluates a manuscript or story to look for something she wants to buy. We also discuss the tricky side of loving a book that you've worked on, and what books have rocked her world. Then, Sarah shares some listener email with recommendations from readers, and feedback on recent episodes.
Here are the books we discussed in this podcast:
Our podcast sponsor, InterMix, would like you to know about ONCE UPON A BILLIONAIRE by Jessica Clare.
The Billionaire Boys Club is a secret society of six men who have vowed success—at any cost.
Not all of them are old money, but all of them are incredibly wealthy. They’re just not always as successful when it comes to love…
As a member of the royal family in a small European country, Griffin Verdi’s presence is requested at the wedding of the century. The scholarly billionaire feels out of his depth in social situations, so a good assistant is required—especially when dealing with royal etiquette.
Unfortunately for Griffin, he’s stuck with Maylee Meriweather, a pretty, charming, and thoroughly unsuitable woman who doesn’t know a thing about high society—but she sure can kiss. Her lack of polish may sink Griffin, because after all, even his money can’t buy class.
But through Maylee’s eyes, he’s starting to appreciate the simple things in life—if simple means the most complicated woman he’s ever met. Maylee is everything Griffin isn’t—and everything he wants—if he can let down his guard and step outside his sheltered world…
The latest book in the New York Times bestselling Billionaire Boys Club series is on sale April 15th wherever books are sold online!
So, got questions? Ideas? Suggestions? Book recommendations?
You can talk to us on the blog entries for the podcast, or email us, or talk to us on Facebook if that's where you hang out online.
Or, you can email us at email@example.com (WE LOVE EMAIL!) or you can call and leave us a message at our Google voice number: 201-371-DBSA. Please don't forget to give us a name and where you're calling from so we can work your message into an upcoming podcast.
Thanks for listening!