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Whoa!mance: Romance, Feminism, and Ourselves

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Podcast by Whoa!mance: Romance, Feminism, and Ourselves

Rank #1: Episode 24: Lisa Kleypas-ter Syndrome--The Devil In Winter....Begrudgingly

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Do you like gaming hells? Bad dudes who become good dudes and heroines who find their voices? US TOO!!! In this week's episode Morgan and Isabeau tackle a peculiar faultline in Romancelandia--is "The Devil in Winter" worth the hype and love it receives? Listen and find out where Isabeau and Morgan land on the critical question.

Part of our Lisa Kleypas series.

Listeners be warned there is discussion of attempted assault.
Aug 01 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 15: "An Inconvenient Booty" A Pirate's Love by Johanna Lindsey

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On this episode Isabeau and Morgan tackle a sea monster of a Classic in Johanna Lindsey's A Pirates Love--Readers be Warned this book deals explicitly with sexual assault----as our producer said it really puts the rape back into rape and pillage. It's a lot. So take care of yourself listener.

However if you want to brave the tides with Morgan and Isabeau on this classic anchors away me hearties! Lets get down and dirty.
May 23 2018
42 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 26: Lisa Kleypas-ter Syndrome--Suddenly Who?

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On this week's episode, our last in our Lisa Kleypas Series, Morgan and guest star Sean tackle Lisa Kleypas's stand alone novel "Suddenly You". A novel about a spinster (she's 30) who orders a sexual awaken for her birthday! Listen in as Morgan and Sean dive deep on the surprises of the genre, how lived in and researched the world is--and the awkward messaging mashup of "scrappy" capitalism and blue-blooded hierarchy. Spoiler alert: they are both the worst.
Sep 05 2018
56 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 39: Fuckin’ Dukes - How the Dukes Stole Christmas by Tessa Dare et al.

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Whether they’re kicking you and your loved ones off their property, enjoying a solitary brood on the snow swept moors, parroting Ebenezer Scrooge, or simply trying to run a successful newspaper, it seems Dukes are everywhere these days. This week, Morgan and Isabeau explore the men beneath the titles in How the Dukes Stole Christmas, an anthology of novellas by Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan, and Joanna Shupe. Can love coexist with wealth? Is Heiress Alone just Home Alone with more vitamin D? Does magic shortbread show up on a drug test? It’s a festive Duke down with all the trimmings. Eat and be merry!
Dec 19 2018
45 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 37: Xmas Redux - A Christmas to Remember by Lisa Klepas et al.

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Last year, two burgeoning podcasters recorded what was to be a true and undoctored account of their mental and emotional experience reading A Christmas to Remember featuring stories by Lisa Kleypas, Lorraine Heath, Megan Frampton, and Vivienne Lorret. Sadly, the recording and its sentiments were never recovered. Now, Morgan and Isabeau are back to reignite those lost feelings of arousal and outrage with a passionate reenactment of a previously unreleased Whoa!mance classic.

This never-before-heard deluxe edition includes: digitally remastered shots at the patriarchal coding of feminine beauty standards, an in-depth analysis of the capitalist rot beneath Santa’s suit, and takes categorically hotter than roasted chestnuts.

This episode is a perfect stocking stuffer for feet of all shapes and sizes - available now while supplies last!
Nov 28 2018
55 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 16: The One Where We Agree on Everything----The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan

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It's our Sweet Sixteen! And on this week's episode we talk about Courtney Milan's delicious and scintillating "The Suffragette Scandal". Do you love men with damage? Do you love women with gumption? This book is for you! Let me tell you what Free is Victorian England's His Girl Friday and Morgan and Isabeau freaking love it!!!
May 30 2018
41 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 12: Gaywyck by Vincent Virga

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If you love the sound of the ocean, sexual awakenings, murder plots, candles and late 19th century New York--this new Whoa!mance is just for you! The Grandfather of Queer Romance is a gothic stunner of sensual delights. Loosen your cravats m'lovelies this one gets good.
Apr 25 2018
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 17: "Flock of Mongooses/geese" Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase

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In this episode Morgan and Isabeau welcome a dear friend to discuss one of her favorite romance novels. In this particular discussion we tackle cultural appropriation, colonization, and of course always female empowerment. If you've ever watched The Mummy and thought "IT ME!" this is the episode for you! Travel to the sun swept sand dunes of Colonial Egypt (yikes) and get whisked away into hilarity, adventure and happily ever afters!
Jun 06 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 34: Stunned and Humbled - Hidden Sins by Stacey Abrams

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A first love. A religious cult. A hundred corpses. This week, Morgan and Isabeau join Mara Reed as she tries to outrun the violence of her past and survive in the Lone Star State. But not everything about Mara’s past is bent on her destruction: enter Dr. Ethan Stuart, forensic anthropologist and beefcake who needs Mara’s help to solve a mysterious case. Why Texas? Why violence? What is love? These questions and more y'all.
Oct 31 2018
53 mins
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Rank #10: 9: "A Princess In Theory" by Alyssa Cole - Part One

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This week on Whoa!mance we're talking about Alyssa Cole's new and delectable book A Princess In Theory. If you love PhD candidates trying to scrape by under the oppression of the patriarchy in NYC--who suddenly meet a woke and hot as hell prince this is the book for you!

IT'S A TWO PARTER!!! Morgan and Isabeau had a lot of feelings on this gem.
Apr 04 2018
43 mins
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Rank #11: A Boxing Day Boner: Enemies To Lovers

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Dismissive actions. Furtive eyes. Arguing and making out in the rain. Hate fucking that becomes love fucking. This week, for a special Boxing Day Boner, Morgan and Isabeau unpack the classic Romance trope of enemies to lovers through the lens of the indelible 2005 adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. Darcy. Gazebos. And displeasure turned titillating. Snuggle up with this cozy Boner and get ready because JANEuary, came early.
Dec 26 2018
24 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 23: All Revved Up on Hair--Sylvia Day

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Buckle up Buttercups because on this week's episode Morgan and Isabeau deep dive into secret babies, body shaming, body hair of all kinds, but most of all romance. Listen in as we unpack our feelings about lies, masculinity and bikini lines
Jul 27 2018
38 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 14: "Tempest" by Beverly Jenkins

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For this episode Morgan and Isabeau tackle a western! Do you love cowboys, history, and sex positivity? Got secret hots for the country doc? This book has it all!

Tell us which bit was the best bit - whoamancemail@gmail.com
May 16 2018
51 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 38: Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Until Forever by Johanna Lindsey

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Tenured and bespectacled Roseleen White, Professor of Medieval Studies, has just discovered a rather peculiar sword. Tethered to the sword is Thorn, a Viking warrior who may be summoned at will and is at the mercy of its wielder. Could this immortal and immaculate being be the key to Roseleen’s career advancement and *removes glasses* her sexual awakening? Do you think I look hotter with my glasses on or off? *puts glasses back on* On. *removes glasses once more* Off. No? This week, Morgan and Isabeau unpack the complexities of the culture wars, discuss eyeglass appropriation, and marvel at the novel’s internal adherence to the ethics of time travel. I can’t tell if you’re nodding - are you nodding? You’re just a gorgeous blur. *puts on glasses yet again* Well?
Dec 06 2018
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 13 Interview with a Romance Author: Caroline Linden

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Whoa!

It's Whoa!mance's first ever author interview! Listen as Isabeau fangirls all over one of her favorite authors--the Rita Award Winning Caroline Linden. Curious about how Caroline broke into the field? The first romance she ever read? Or how she writes smutty periodicals for her hilarious and strong characters? Listen and find out--we cover everything from Happily Ever Afters to diversity in stories and publishing.
May 09 2018
1 hour 9 mins
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