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329. “Catching My Breath” – A Look Back and a Glimpse Forward With Beverly Jenkins

Sarah chats with Beverly Jenkins, known in the romance community as Ms. Bev, one day after she finished and turned in her latest book. So of course we talk about that! We also talk about her new film, adapted, directed and produced for screen by Iris Bolling, which premieres on Amazon on December 15 – and of course we have links where you can watch it.

We talk about the process of bringing Deadly Sexy to screen, what it was like to see the story she saw in her mind on a screen in front of everyone, and what surprised her in the transformation. We also discuss what she’s done in the past year, and what’s coming up in 2019. It’s the end of the year, so our conversation turns to looking back, and looking ahead. Ms. Bev has advice on learning what matters, about setting goals, and about being kind to yourself.

Plus she recommends a book that I immediately sent to my husband because it sounds amazing.

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Here are the books we discuss in this podcast:

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This Episode's Music

Adeste Fiddles Album CoverOur music is provided by Sassy Outwater. Thanks, Sassy!

This is my favorite holiday album from Deviations Project, Adeste Fiddles.

This track is Lieutenant Kiji, originally composed by Sergei Prokofiev. You can find this album at Amazon.

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  1. 1
    treakle1 says:

    Nicholas Eames’ KINGS OF THE WYLD and BLOODY ROSE are exquisite. Both books are the perfect blend of heavy and light. I cannot recommend these books highly enough.

    There were pop culture references galore in both books. I mean, when was the last time that you thought about the band (haha) Saga? “No one can stop you now, tonight you’re on the loose.” In-f***ing deed!

  2. 2
    Ren Benton says:

    Kings of the Wyld was one of the best books I read this year. You’re laughing and having a good time and thinking it’s all shallow fun, and then it sucker punches you in feels you didn’t know you had. How very dare.

    Plus, the fate of one of the guys is blatant romance novel fodder.

  3. 3
    Jennifer Noe says:

    Where is the Amazon Prime link to watch Deadly Sexy?

  4. 4
    SB Sarah says:

    There’s been a delay to the release – as soon as I have the link, I’ll update. More details in this Facebook video. I’m sorry about that!

  5. 5
    Jennifer Noe says:

    Great! Thanks for letting me know about the delayed release! I was very confused to not be able to find the movie on the Prime Instant Video app.

  6. 6
    M. F Hopkins says:

    LOVED the Beverly Jenkins podcast! Thank you!

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