Dear Bitches, Smart Authors Podcast

93. An Interview with Kit Rocha, Moira Rogers, Bree, and Donna, Part II

Behold! The second half of our interview with Kit Rocha, Moira Rogers, Donna & Bree (and all of the above), wherein we talk about what books they've read recently, plus we cover Nicholas Cage and other very silly things. Big huge thanks to Ms Bookjunkie for asking for the interview via email – it was tremendous fun, and I hope you enjoyed it, Ms Bookjunkie! 

Then Sarah answers listener mail about character descriptions, characters with secrets, romances set in San Francisco, and category romance for a reader who hasn't discovered any that she really likes.

Book Anne Bishop - Daughter of Blood Book Julia Quinn - The Sum of All Kisses Con Air DVD

Book Tessa Dare Romancing the Duke Book Tessa Dare Any Duchess Will Do Book Kraken King - MelJean Brook

Book Instant Attraction - Jill Shalvis Book Tall Dark & Dangerous - Frisco Kid - Suzanne Brockmann Book Hotter Than Wildfire - Lisa Marie Rice

Book Hot and Heavy - Elle Kennedy Book Bitter Spirits - Jenn Bennett Book Grim Shadows - Jenn Bennett

Book Virgin River - Robin Carr Book Chasing Perfect - Susan Mallery Book Kathleen O'Reilly - Hot Under Pressure

Book Kathleen O'Reilly - Sex Straight Up Book Sarah Morgan - Doukakis' Apprentice Book Kate Hewitt This Fragile Life


And here's Kid President & Nick Cage:




Book Samantha Young - Fall From India Place  This podcast is brought to you by New American Library, publisher of FALL FROM INDIA PLACE—the steamy new romance from the New York Times bestselling author of ON DUBLIN STREET, Samantha Young.

When Hannah Nichols last saw Marco D’Alessandro five long years ago, he broke her heart. The bad boy with a hidden sweet side was the only guy Hannah ever loved—and the only man she’s ever been with. After one intense night of giving in to temptation, Marco took off, leaving Scotland and Hannah behind. Shattered by the consequences of their night together, Hannah has never truly moved on.

Leaving Hannah was the biggest mistake of Marco’s life—something he has deeply regretted for years. So when fate reunites them, he refuses to let her go without a fight. Determined to make her his, Marco pursues Hannah, reminding her of all the reasons they’re meant to be together….

But just when Marco thinks they’re committed to a future together, Hannah makes a discovery that unearths the secret pain she’s been hiding from him—a secret that could tear them apart before they have a real chance to start over again….

You can find a copy of Fall from India Place by Samantha Young wherever ebooks are sold.



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  1. 1
    Cecilia says:

    Hi Sarah,

    Thank you so much for answering my mail! This really made my day. :)

    In the meantime, I finished reading Flowers from the Storm (though I have mixed feelings about that one), added more books on my TBR list, and downloaded more kindle free samples from amazon.

    Thanks again for this podcast!


  2. 2
    SB Sarah says:


    Thank you for writing in! I hope you love all the things on your TBR.

  3. 3

    We totally need Hugh’s brother’s story (Freddy??).  That would be so awesome.

    Also, thanks for the recommendations!  I bought the Wilder series back when they were all on sale on Amazon, but I haven’t read them yet.  I am really glad that you recommended the series set in the 1920’s as I’ve always been a HUGE fan of that decade (I’ve been known to say that if I had a time machine, the first place I would go is the 1920’s).  I’m going to head on over to the libraries’ websites (I’ve still got my Queens Public Library account) and check out these books. :)

  4. 4


    I live in the Northern CA area, 30 years in San Francisco and now in Sonoma County.  I am always on the look out for books set in this area. Here are some off the top of my head:

    Kate Perry writes a full series of romance books that takes place in the Laurel Village neighborhood of San Francisco.  Some of the titles are:
    Looking For You
    Perfect For You
    Return to You
    Close to You
    Dream of You
    Tamed by You
    Mad About You

    There’s also This Time Next Door which is set in Berkeley
    And the Jasmine Hayes books: The Bosses Daughter; Fair Game,

    You also know that one of your favorite authors Seanan McQuire’s October Daye series is set in the Bay Area.  Though a fantasy based on an RPG there is a romance that develops thru the series and the King of Cats is “HOT”.  (Seanan lives in the bay Area and is friends with my offspring)

    I know that there are more.  There are several situated in Silicon Valley but the titles escape me right now. 

    Hope this helps,

  5. 5
    LSM says:

    Sarah, Bella Andre’s fabulous Sullivans series is centered in San Francisco.

  6. 6
    Christine says:

    I was also going to suggest the October Daye series for ScifiGirl, even though it’s fantasy—I really feel like I’m visiting the Bay Area in those books and am also enjoying the romance with the King of Cats. I have to let time pass between the books, though, because I can only take so much faerie at once! There’s also a cozy mystery series, I guess, set in the Bay Area that I really like—the first book is “Arsenic and Old Paint” by Hailey Lind. The series was abandoned after maybe 4-5 books, but I think it’s worth reading even so. And the romance arc is yummy in them ;o)

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    Kim says:

    I second the Bella Andre Sullivans series as well as Barbara Freethy’s Callaways series. Bella Andre’s newest NA series is also set in the Bay Area—the first is at Stanford.

  8. 8

    Firstly, I LOVED this Podcast! So much hilarious awesomeness!

    What’s more, I really smiled so hard when Sarah brought up Tessa Dare, specifically Any Duchess Will Do. The grinning happened because I just posted my video review of that awesome sauce book on my YouTube channel and OH MY GOD I fangirled over that thing so hardcore!

    What is it about Tessa Dare’s writing that just makes my inner reader chick stand up and go, “Yes. Just, all of the yes!”

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