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16 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sarina Bowen. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sarina Bowen, often where they are interviewed.

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16 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sarina Bowen. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sarina Bowen, often where they are interviewed.

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014 Jeff Adams on "The Understatement of the Year" by Sarina Bowen

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Jeff Adams got me to do something I've never done before: enjoy a book about sports. Who would have thought? You're going to love this episode. Jeff is a reader and reviewer, and he has amazing taste in books. You are going to love all of the recommendations he has for us.

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Discussed in this episode:

The Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen

(Part of the Ivy Years Series)

New York City Gay Hockey Association

Trouble Shooter Series by Suzanne Brockman (This is a 19-book series that begins with The Unsung Hero.)

Love, Simon

The Front Runner by Patricia Nell Warren

St. Nachos by Z.A. Maxfield

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

The Extraordinaries by TJ Clune

Camp by L.C. Rosen

V.L. Losey (Romance author)

RJ Scott (Romance author)

The MM Author Podcast

GRL – Gay Rom Lit Retreat

They Both Die At the End by Adam Silvera

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

Love, Victor

Finding Joy by Adriana Herrera

The Dreamers Series Adriana Herrera

Book 1: American Dreamer

Book 2 American Fairytale

Book 3: American Love Story

Book 4: American Sweetheart

The Hideaway Inn by Phillip William Stover

Smart Podcast, Trashy Books

The Hockey Player’s Heart by Jeff Adams and Will Knauss

Discussed in our Patreon Exclusive Clip:

The Astonishing Life of August March by Aaron Jackson

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

Wolf Song by TJ Clune

How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters

Pretty Pretty Boys by Gregory Ashe

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Aug 31 2020 · 48mins
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103. The Shameless Hour by Sarina Bowen

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In this episode, we talk about Sarina Bowen's M/F new adult romance, The Shameless Hour: "For Bella, the sweet-talking, free-loving, hip-checking student manager of the Harkness men’s hockey team, sex is a second language. She’s used to being fluent where others stutter, and the things people say behind her back don’t (often) bother her. So she can’t understand why her smoking hot downstairs neighbor has so much trouble staying friends after their spontaneous night together. She knows better than to worry about it, but there’s something in those espresso eyes that makes her second guess herself. Rafe is appalled with himself for losing his virginity in a drunken hookup. His strict Catholic upbringing always emphasized loving thy neighbor—but not with a bottle of wine and a box of condoms. The result is an Ivy League bout of awkwardness. But when Bella is leveled by a little bad luck and a downright sinister fraternity stunt, it’s Rafe who is there to pick up the pieces. Bella doesn’t want Rafe's help, and she’s through with men. Too bad the undeniable spark that crackles between the two of them just can't be extinguished."

This episode opens with a frank discussion about masturbation, so it's definitely NSFW (though it is safe for WFH!). The vibrator we gush about is the Womanizer Starlet (and the waterproof version that I'm less enamored with is the Womanizer Starlet 2).

Other books mentioned in this episode:

  • The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen
  • The Year We Hid Away by Sarina Bowen
  • Him by Sarina Bowen
  • Extra Credit by Sarina Bowen

Join us next month when we talk about Like a Lover by Jay Northcote!

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May 04 2020 · 1hr 10mins

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Ep 68 - Man Cuffed by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby

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Apr 29 2020 · 1hr 7mins
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102. The Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen

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In this episode, we talk about Sarina Bowen's M/M new adult romance, The Understatement of the Year: "Five years ago, Michael Graham betrayed the only person who ever really knew him. Since then, he’s made an art of hiding his sexuality from everyone. Including himself. So it’s a shock when his past strolls right into the Harkness College locker room, sporting a bag of hockey gear and the same slow smile that had always rendered Graham defenseless. For Graham, there is only one possible reaction: total, debilitating panic. With one loose word, the team’s new left wing could destroy Graham’s life as he knows it. Meanwhile, John Rikker is stuck being the new guy. Again. And it’s worse than usual, because the media has latched onto the story of the only “out” player in Division One hockey. As the satellite trucks line the sidewalk outside the rink, his new teammates are not amused, and one player in particular looks sick every time he enters the room. Rikker didn’t exactly expect a warm welcome from Graham, but the guy won’t even meet his eyes. From the looks of it, his former best friend / boyfriend / whatever isn’t doing so well. Either the two loneliest guys on the team will self destruct from all the new pressures in their lives, or they can navigate the pain to find a way back to one another."

We also talk about romance novel shame, teenage crushes, and sad boy bjs! We shouted out our favorite local romance bookstore, The Ripped Bodice in Culver City (which is still operating by mail during the COVID-19 closures if you would like to support them by ordering a romance novel!). Other books mentioned in this episode:

  • Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen
  • Him by Sarina Bowen
  • Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Extra Credit by Sarina Bowen
  • Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski

Join us next month when we talk about The Shameless Hour by Sarina Bowen!

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Apr 07 2020 · 41mins

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Episode 14 bonus: An extended interview with Sarina Bowen

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In this bonus episode, we continue our conversation with USA Today best-selling author Sarina Bowen, who has written more than 30 contemporary novels and is cohost of the #amwriting podcast. She tells us the most important thing to remember when we think we are utterly stuck and shares with us tools from her “deep bag of tricks” for how to get unstuck.  We also talk about how genre writers are like chefs, and she shares stories about three collaborative writing projects and what they taught her. 

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Apr 02 2020 · 26mins
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101. The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen

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In this episode, we talk about Sarina Bowen's M/F new adult romance, The Year We Fell Down: "She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead. Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He's way out of Corey's league. Also, he's taken. Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the "gimp ghetto" of McHerrin Hall. Over tequila, perilously balanced dining hall trays, and video games, the two cope with disappointments that nobody else understands. They're just friends, of course, until one night when things fall apart. Or fall together. All Corey knows is that she's falling. Hard. But will Hartley set aside his trophy girl to love someone as broken as Corey? If he won't, she will need to find the courage to make a life for herself at Harkness -- one which does not revolve around the sport she can no longer play, or the brown-eyed boy who's afraid to love her back."

We also talk about why men should consider giving romance a shot, how asking for consent can be hot as hell, and much, much more!

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Mar 09 2020 · 40mins
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Ep. 55 - Him by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

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Jan 22 2020 · 57mins
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Ep. 31 - Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen

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Before we deep dive into the story, listen to a brief chit-chat/check-in with Jessen and Juliette talk about Ollie bookblocking Jessen while she's reading and being cat v dog person (01:00). Get to know the characters, setting, and tropes during their spoiler-free discussion of Bittersweet (4:45). Spoiler Section:  Juliette and Jessen compete in a Showdown where they each offer up their favorite scene to see which one reigns supreme (12:38). Then, take a  deep dive into all the SPOILERY details of this beautiful friends to lovers smartypants romance (15:00).

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Jul 24 2019 · 1hr 12mins
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174: Top Secret (Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy)

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Next week: The Chase, by Elle Kennedy(!)

Jun 17 2019 · 37mins
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Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen

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Ellen and Mom discuss the nerdy tech billionaire hero in Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen.  Plus, is Channing Tatum attractive?

May 20 2019 · 46mins
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