"A Book Club in Your Pocket" - A podcast to discuss genre fiction (romance, mystery and more) by, for and about women writers. Hosted by Lindsay Emory, author | reader | HBIC | feminist girl mom
"A Book Club in Your Pocket" - A podcast to discuss genre fiction (romance, mystery and more) by, for and about women writers. Hosted by Lindsay Emory, author | reader | HBIC | feminist girl mom
#3 I Have Got Some People Waiting For Me. Aziz’s life has been a story of chance – and choice. As Michael pieces together Aziz’s journey from Sudan to Manus, he realises Aziz has been searching for a safe place for about eight years. So what gives him the ability, and the energy, to speak out? How has Aziz fought for so long, and what makes him want to be ‘the messenger’? ‘I’m pretending like I’m really happy, and laugh, and you know, smiling on the phones and doing stuff like that – so they feel like, “Oh, my son is really living in a good environment”. So they think like that, but the opposite is the truth.’ Aziz Aziz tells Michael, ‘I have got some people ...waiting for me. They love me, they want me to be with them.’ Haltingly, and sometimes with great difficulty, Aziz starts to share stories about his home, the family that he longs to see, and why he fled. Looking to find out more, Michael speaks to Sudan expert Anne Bartlett about the current situation there. As Aziz shares snapshots from his past, Anne talks Michael through the conflict in Sudan, which, despite leaving the headlines long ago, continues to unfold. Michael worries that he’s adding to Aziz’s trauma by digging up painful memories – ever aware of how hard it is to have these kinds of conversations in short, overlapping messages, without the benefit of reading someone’s signals face to face. Meanwhile, Aziz weighs up how much to tell his family about Manus, and explains to Michael why he’s sometimes tortured by regret. Warning: This episode of The Messenger includes graphic content and mentions self-harm. If you or someone you know needs help, you can contact one of Australia’s national 24/7 crisis services such as Lifeline on 13 11 14 or at lifeline.org.au, or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467. Transcript Download a PDF transcript of this episode here. In this episode Abdul Aziz Muhamat Michael Green Associate Professor Anne Bartlett, University of New South Wales, President of the Sudan Studies Association Our theme music was composed by Raya Slavin. Music used in this episode includes: 'Blue Milk' by Stereolab, 'Up the Box' by Andy Stott, 'Feld' by To Rococo Rot, 'Firefly' and 'Four-Day Interval' by Tortoise, 'Cutting Branches for a Temporary Shelter' by Penguin Cafe Orchestra, 'Ending' by Kazumasa Hashimoto, 'Remedios the Beauty' by Oren Ambarchi, 'Lazyboat' and 'Vostok' by Triosk, 'Passages' by Bowery Electric, 'Self Seal Mishap' by Tennis and 'Ba Ba' by Sigur Rós. More information The Messenger is a co-production of Behind the Wire and the Wheeler Centre. It’s produced by Michael Green, André Dao, Hannah Reich and Bec Fary, with Jon Tjhia and Sophie Black at the Wheeler Centre.Narration by Michael Green. With reporting by Abdul Aziz Muhamat. Additional fact checking by the Guardian's Ben Doherty; transcription by Claire McGregor, Victoria Grey, Camilla Chapman, Lena Lettau and many more. This episode was edited and mixed by Bec Fary and Jon Tjhia. Thank you Dana Affleck, Angelica Neville and Sienna Merope. Also to Cameron Ford and Heidi Pett, and to Behind the Wire’s many participants and volunteers. Behind the Wire is supported by the Bertha Foundation.
#107: The Scariest Navy SEAL I've Ever Met...And What He Taught Me. Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes look through you more than at you. He rarely does interviews, if ever. But a few weeks ago, Jocko ended up staying at my house and we had a caffeinated mind meld. Here's some background... Jocko enlisted in the Navy after high school and spent 20 years in the SEAL Teams, first as an enlisted SEAL operator and then as a SEAL officer. During his second tour in Iraq, he led SEAL Task Unit Bruiser in the Battle of Ramadi--some of the toughest and sustained combat in the SEAL Teams since Vietnam. Under his leadership, Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the entire war in Iraq and helped bring stability to Ramadi. Jocko was awarded the Bronze Star and a Silver Star. Upon returning to the United States, Jocko served as the Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams, designing and implementing some of the most challenging and realistic combat training in the world. So why is Jocko opening up? Well, in part, we have mutual friends. Second, he is the co-author of an incredible new book — Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win -- which I've been loving. Trust me. Buy it. This is his first mainstream interview and one you won't want to miss. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast. This podcast is brought to you by Wealthfront. Wealthfront is a massively disruptive (in a good way) set-it-and-forget-it investing service, led by technologists from places like Apple and world-famous investors. It has exploded in popularity in the last 2 years, and now has more than $2.5B under management. In fact, some of my good investor friends in Silicon Valley have millions of their own money in Wealthfront. Why? Because you can get services previously limited to the ultra-wealthy and only pay pennies on the dollar for them, and it’s all through smarter software instead of retail locations and bloated sales teams Check out wealthfront.com/tim, take their risk assessment quiz, which only takes 2-5 minutes, and they’ll show you—for free–exactly the portfolio they’d put you in. If you want to just take their advice and do it yourself, you can. Or, as I would, you can set it and forget it. Well worth a few minutes: wealthfront.com/tim. Mandatory disclaimer: Wealthfront Inc. is an SEC registered Investment Advisor. Investing in securities involves risks, and there is the possibility of losing money. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please visit Wealthfront dot com to read their full disclosure. This podcast is also brought to you by 99Designs, the world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. Did you know I used 99Designs to rapid prototype the cover for The 4-Hour Body? Here are some of the impressive results. Click this link and get a free $99 upgrade. Give it a test run...
Rahul Moodgal - Master Fund Raiser (Capital Allocators, EP.87). Rahul Moodgal has spent 20 years as a fund raiser across long only strategies, hedge funds, fund of funds, customized solutions, start-ups, and non-profits. Collectively, Rahul has raised and helped raise $60 billion for firms since 2005. He started his career in the industry at powerhouse TT International, and later joined The Children’s Investment Fund (TCI) where he led the marketing effort that raised $20 billion in just 3½ years. Within TCI’s affiliate model, Rahul also was responsible for the largest India fund raise in history ($1 billion for TCI New Horizon Fund), and the largest sector fund launch in history ($1.1 billion for Algebris Investments). Our conversation covers capital raising lessons learned from teaching, the value of transparency, the gold rush before 2008, the lean times afterwards, modern fee structures, the three key points to effective marketing, the three traits that will kill you, the two biggest issues start-up funds face, the best questions asked by leading allocators, and some of the worst horror stories in attempted capital raising. We close comparing by fund raising for charities and investment firms. Learn More Discuss show and Read the Transcript Join Ted's mailing list at CapitalAllocatorsPodcast.com Join the Capital Allocators Forum Write a review on iTunes Follow Ted on twitter at @tseides For more episodes go to CapitalAllocatorsPodcast.com/Podcast
Vanguard's Joe Davis Discusses Global Economics (Podcast). Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Joseph H. Davis, global chief economist at The Vanguard Group. Davis is also head of Vanguard's investment strategy group and a member of the senior portfolio management team for Vanguard's fixed income group, which oversees more than $500 billion in assets under management. He earned his doctorate in macroeconomics and finance at Duke University.
Rank #1: ATK Podcast Episode 04: Writing Goals. Welcome to ATK podcast episode 04. Join Alexa and Shannon as they discuss thickness, size, and intensity of … their day planners, and their writing goals for 2018. On the list: plan more and celebrate the big and small wins. Resources mentioned during this podcast: The 2018 Author’s Journal The EpicBlog Planner Romance Writer’s of American Annual Conference Contest: Give the @AllTheKissing a shoutout on Twitter, and be entered for a chance to win your very own copy of The 2018 Author’s Journal. Contest closes February 13, 2018. We also discussed our upcoming contest, #KissPitch, which we’ll touch more on in our next podcast! The post ATK Podcast Episode 04: Writing Goals appeared first on All The Kissing.
Rank #2: ATK Podcast Episode 03: Querying Trenches. Welcome to the ATK podcast episode 03! In this session, Gwynne Jackson, one of the co-founders of All The Kissing, joins in on what it’s like to be in the query trenches. Co-host Shannon and Gwynne commiserate and laugh at all the feels involved in this stage of their writing careers, as well as share some tips for surviving the avalanche of rejections. Mentioned in the blog are two of Gwynne’s favorite query tracking tools. QueryTracker and Agent Query. To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest. To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help, and we read each one. Subscribe on iTunes. Enjoyed this episode? Be sure to check out the previous one, too! The post ATK Podcast Episode 03: Querying Trenches appeared first on All The Kissing.
Rank #1: Episode 52: We All Deserve French Seams - The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. Break out your graphing calculators for this one y’all. Celebrated for its depiction of a non-neurotypical heroine, econometrician Stella Lane is on a quest to become a more competent lover when family pressure nudges her back onto the dating field. Enter Michael Larsen, a Vietnamese/Swedish sex worker and breadwinner for a large family and ailing mother: who better to help Stella spend her audacious salary on a trial run at intimacy? But despite the cutesy cover and inclusive narratives, there’s a kernel of Romance’s dark foundation lurking in this reverse Pretty Woman.
Rank #2: 5: "Montana Sky" by Nora Roberts. We tackle "Montana Sky" by lioness in her field NORA ROBERTS while discussing the vanilla candles, The American West, and 1996 in general. Warning: This episode (and book) contains discussion of violence against women.
Rank #1: Not Now, I'm Reading Fanfic on AO3. This week we're doing something a little different. We'll be discussing our current favorite reads, as per usual, but we're also going to give you an introduction to AO3/Archive of Our Own, our favorite fanfiction/fanworks archive. We'll share our tips and tricks for finding the perfect fics for you and how to get the most out of the user interface. It's a lot more fun that it sounds!
Rank #2: Not Now, I'm Excited for Spring 2018 Releases. This week we are talking about our most anticipated reads of Spring 2018. There are a lot so we (mostly) kept it to five a piece plus one kinda dubious pick from the both of us. We're also talking about our current reads and what we've got coming up next. TIME STAMPS: 00:00-00:56– Intro 00:56-15:19– Current Reads 15:19-31:46– Discussion of 2018 Releases 31:46-33:03– What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes
Rank #1: BT033. Sally Thorne: Life after The Hating Game. Guest: Sally Thorne | Host: Kat Mayo | Audio producer: Rudi Bremer | Recorded: 19/02/2017 Sydney We’re giving away two signed copies of The Hating Game! Entries close April 21, 2017. Today’s guest is Canberra-based author Sally Thorne, whose debut novel The Hating Game received some amazing (and well deserved) buzz. I caught up with her after her first ever author signing event, and we chat about her characters Lucy and Josh, the role of colour in her writing, and how she’s going with her second book. Sally has also generously provided two — yes, TWO — signed copies of her book to give away to two readers. To win, tell us who you would like to hear narrate The Hating Game on audiobook. You can leave a comment below, or via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Litsy — just tag your entry with #bookthingo so we can find it. Rudi and I will pick our favourites, and if you send us a video or audio entry, we might play it in the next episode! You can enter multiple times, but only 1 recommendation per comment, please. By entering, you agree to the following terms: 1. We will contact you via the social media platform you used for your entry to obtain your postal details. If you don’t respond to our email or message within 7 days, the prize may withdrawn. 2. Entries close 11:59pm AEST, April 21, 2107. 3. We’ll pick 2 winners based on our favourite entries. Each winner will receive signed copy of The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. Shout out to AztecLady who is now (finally!) on Twitter, and @VaVeros for their support of the podcast! ? Thanks also to Glaiza at Paper Wanderer for the link love. Guest Sally Thorne — Author of contemporary romance: @Sally__Thorne; Facebook View this post on Instagram Book with fruit. Sunday afternoons are for lazing around the house with tea and a good book. The Hating Game has been recommended by so many people, I had to dig it out of the TBR. So far, so fun. A post shared by Kat (@bookthingo) on Aug 6, 2016 at 11:52pm PDT Books BT | Amz | Aud — The Hating Game by Sally Thorne [ review ] BT | Amz | Aud — Grey by E.L. James Not yet released — The Comfort Zone by Sally Thorne Authors Danielle Binks, Christina Lauren, Amanda Bergeron (editor), Sophie Kinsella, Laura Florand, Jennifer Crusie TV/Film iTunes | Amazon — Misery (film) Links #LoveOzYA Books by the Bridge Waxman Leavell Literary — Sally’s agent is Taylor Haggerty The Canberra fairytale of Sally Thorne and The Hating Game (Canberra Times) April from The Reading Belles Fictionally Yours, Melbourne Missed a previous episode? You can find a list of all the Book Thingo podcast episodes here and catch up. You can also email your feedback and suggestions to email@example.com.
Rank #2: BT060. All about romance lists. Guests: Gabby & Rudi | Host: Kat Mayo | Audio producer: Rudi Bremer | Recorded: 9/06/2018 Sydney When the AAR Top 100 Romances List came out this year, we had to interrupt our podcasting schedule to talk about the results. A quick count of the books by authors of colour paints a dismal picture: 16 books in total by 6 women of colour. Of the 6 women of colour, there was 1 black author (Alyssa Cole), and only 1 was not from the US (Nalini Singh). There was a lot of conversation about the list in my Twitter timeline, and Rudi, Gabby and I definitely had some opinions about some of the titles that made it, and some that didn’t. Gabby also has very strong opinions on AAR’s decision not to rank the top 100 this year. And a quick correction: in Lord of Scoundrels, the hero has an illegitimate son, not a stepson. But as with all podcasts featuring the Book Thingo bloggers, we meander through many other topics that may or may not be related to books. We briefly talk about the My Way killings (link below for context), and I just want to clarify that I don’t actually fear for my life in karaoke bars in the Philippines. (But I also don’t actually go to karaoke bars in the Philippines. Because, like, you can just sing karaoke in the backyard! Also, I don’t do karaoke. That part is true.) And if you’re new to the podcast, we have a running joke about my mispronunciation of words, and my inability to distinguish between Lisa Kleypas and Loretta Chase. A final note: in a timely coincidence, author and academic Jennifer Hallock published her IASPR paper on fabricated chronotopes in historical romance, which explains (in a way that is easy for non-academics like me to follow) the additional work that authors have to do to portray unfamiliar settings and time periods in history, and the double standard they face from readers who criticise elements that they wouldn’t question in a more familiar (though not necessarily more accurate) historical setting. Her paper basically explain what Gabby, Rudi and I attempt to describe when we discuss An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole, a book that Hallock also uses as an example in her paper. Guests Gabby — Book Thingo blogger and writer of An open letter to the Sydney Writers’ Festival: @penneclearwater Rudi Bremer — Book Thingo blogger and audio producer extraordinaire: @rudi_bee Books BD | BT | Amz | Aud — Devil In Winter by Lisa Kleypas BD | BT | Amz | Aud — Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase BD | BT | Amz | Aud — Beard Science by Penny Reid BD | BT | Amz | Aud — Flowers From the Storm by Laura Kinsale BD | BT | Amz | Aud — Devil In Spring by Lisa Kleypas BD | BT | Amz | Aud — The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata BD | BT | Amz | Aud — The Hating Game by Sally Thorne [ review ] BD | BT | Amz | Aud — A Seditious Affair by K.J. Charles BD | BT | Amz | Aud — Outlander by Diana Gabaldon BD | BT | Amz | Aud — An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole BD | BT | Amz | Aud — Unveiled by Courtney Milan BD | BT | Amz — Let It Shine by Alyssa Cole [ review ] BD | BT | Amz — Iris After the Incident by Mina V. Esguerra [ GR review ] BD | BT | Amz — Fit series by Rebekah Weatherspoon [ review ] BD | BT | Amz — A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert BD | BT | Amz | Aud — Captive Prince series by C.S. Pacat BD | BT | Amz | Aud — Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas [ review ] BD | BT | Amz | Aud — Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen BD | BT | Amz | Aud — Me Before You by Jojo Moyes BD | BT | Amz | Aud — Moon Craving by Lucy Monroe BD | BT | Amz | Aud — Moon Awakening by Lucy Monroe People Georgette Heyer, Beverly Jenkins, Brenda Jackson, Nalini Singh, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, J.R. Ward, Sylvia Day, E.L. James, Joanna Bourne, Jennifer Crusie, Meka/@mektastic Links AAR’s Top 100 Romances List for 2018 AAR Top 10 for 2018 Sinatra song often strikes deadly chord by Norimitsu Onishi (NYT) My Favourite Murder episode where they talk about the My Way killings ‘Outlander’ Author Diana Gabaldon Says English Majors Will End Up Serving Fast Food by Claire Fallon (HuffPost) Triple J Hottest 100 AAR review of An Extraordinary Union The State of Racial Diversity in Romance Publishing Report published by The Ripped Bodice Romance reader demographics (RWA) #rombklove archive for Gateway Books theme #rombklove archive for Disability theme Missed a previous episode? You can find a list of all the Book Thingo podcast episodes here and catch up. You can also email your feedback and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rank #1: Mr. Darcy's Secret Desires with Carla Cackowski. Why Mr. Darcy! It’s a new episode! Pride and Prejudice superfan Carla Cackowski joins Becky to discuss “Mr. Darcy’s Secret Desires” by Caitlin Marie Carrington ($3.99). It’s a P & P variation that takes place in Pemberley where Lizzie gets Pember-LAID. For show notes, visit https://www.tstlpodcast.com/tstl-blog/
Rank #2: Sarah MacLean Part 1. An episode to THROBBING re-MEMBER! Acclaimed romance author, Washington Post columnist, and podcast host Sarah MacLean (Love by Numbers, The Rules of Scoundrels, Fated Mates) joins Becky to discuss the history of romance from Jane Austen to “The Flame and the Flower” to what the industry is like today. For show notes, visit https://www.tstlpodcast.com/tstl-blog/.
Rank #1: Robin Covington, Part 1 (30 min). Diversity, gay romance, stepping outside your comfort zone, & the dearth of characters "who look like me" in romance books.
Rank #2: Lori Foster (57 min). Lori Foster loves to write hot heroes with flaws and faults you will adore. Her steamy contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels are among our go-to books to pick up as soon as they hit the shelves.
Rank #1: 17: Ep #17: Look How We Accidentally Recommended All the Strippers. Jess and Trisha discuss the plagiarism and Kindle Unlimited stuffing, announce the first read for the When In Romance book club, chat about what they’re reading, and update everyone on the success of the #wheninromance hashtag.This episode is sponsored by Love You by Stacy Finz.Also! Go take the Book Riot Fall Reader Survey.Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Google Play AND find full show notes at the When in Romance page on Bookriot.com.
Rank #2: 11: Can I Say That On This Podcast?. Jess and Trisha are joined by special guest co-host Sarah MacLean, and the three of them discuss what might be “taboo” in romance; what should definitely be off-limit in romance (spoiler alert: it is still Nazis and it will always be Nazis); and recommend some great romances with LGBTQA+ characters for Pride Month.This episode is sponsored by Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Pérez and Frolic Media.Plus! Book Riot is giving away a $500 gift card to the bookstore of your choice! Go to bookriot.com/bookstore500 before June 21 to enter.Also, you should probably grab a copy of Sarah’s new book Wicked and the Wallflower.Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Google Play! And find full show notes at the When in Romance page on Bookriot.com.
Rank #1: 52 - Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter. We're joined this week by Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter, bestselling authors of some of our favorite books--and real life besties! We talk about their upcoming projects, their tortured heroes, kickass heroines, and their epic friendship. You'll find out about who wants to wear the other one's skin, the literal shrines they have to each other, and why this game of Fuck/Marry/Kill has a shockingly high body count! Ways to listen: iTunes: Click the button in the banner or here to download (and subscribe!) iTunes: 51 - Maya Rodale: Duchess by Design Stream on Simplecast: Ep. 51 Maya Rodale: Duchess by Design Click here for GooglePlay! It's also available on Stitcher, Spotify, or most other podcast apps!To find out more about Maya, you can check out her website or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.Highlights and favorite quotes from the episode: "Gena knows how to kill people REAL BAD!" -GS All about Gena's Gods of War series--spoiler alert, it contains lots of Alpha heroes! How Gena is the heroine of all her books Why Gena's friends don't piss her off Why Gena's new YA series called The Forest of Good and Evil is the hardest to write that she's ever experienced "I just want one fucking book to flow out of me!" -KC "Let me inspire and excite you!" -GS "It's like going to war and battling for every word." -KC How the pressures of audience expectations impacts their writing and how they work past it "When you're writing, it's like sanding wood and you can feel the grains that still need to be sanded." -KC How often there's synchronisity between their separate projects How their epic friendship began ("Can I lick your face?" "When is she going to lick my face?") "We are not a tasteful show!" -SH Why writer jealousy is bullshit "By God, you better fucking like your own product...or don't sell it!" -KC What it's like writing a storyline that you know will disappoint fans Kresley's inspiration for the Arcana Chronicles and how she developed it Their hilariously differing responses to killing characters Gena and Kresley's preferences when it comes to Kresley's Gamemaker Trilogy What's coming next in the Immortal's After Dark series! "Twist our arm!" The Gena shrine "Can my game be Kill/Kill/Kill!?" -GS "So it's like a praying mantis situation?" -GS "I want to incentivize them for good sex. Bring it or die!" -KC "We emerge as the only survivors...with some very fond memories!" That time they had too much to drink and got lost in Manhattan and ended up in a horse drawn carriage--with Cherry Adair. Books mentioned in this episode: Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean Shadow and Ice by Gena Showalter Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole Captain of All Pleasures by Kresley Cole Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter Poison Princess by Kresley Cole Warrior's Woman by Johanna Lindsey Darkest Warrior by Gena Showalter The Master by Kresley Cole The Player by Kresley Cole The Professional by Kresley Cole Books by P.C. Cast Books by Jill Monroe Josh and Hazel's Guide to Dating by Christina Lauren
Rank #2: 43 - Tessa Dare: The Governess Game. Our guest this week is New York Times bestselling author, Tessa Dare, who writes fabulously witty and charming historical romances. We talk about her latest book, The Governess Game, historical lady scientists, and the mating practices of both lobsters and ducks! Highlights from our conversation include: How we accidentally had Tessa play photographer for us without knowing it was her. What it's like to be readers' "break in case of emergency author" How authors who claim not to read reviews are lying. Her marvelous new book, The Governess Game! Awesome historical lady scientists. Historical accuracy in historical romance and the concept of "historical rom coms" How history is written by the Victors not the Victorias! Her next book, The Wallflower Wager. The backstory on her Girl Meets Duke series covers. Her worst typo ever. The specifics of lobster sex and why she felt it was the perfect fit for a romance. Duck sex. More about duck sex and genitalia than you ever wanted to know. "I don't know how to write a face eater!" "Historical lube--how did we get here?" "I want to tell a duck story that's not about rape." Books mentioned in this episode: Books by Brenna Aubry (Tessa Dare's office mate) When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare A Lady by Midnight by Tessa Dare Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ward
Rank #1: Double The Agents, Double The Fun. Literary agents, and possibly the funniest duo in publishing, Barbara Poelle and Holly Root take over the podcast.
Rank #2: Sweet Tea & Sexy Southern Accents ft. Kristy Woodson Harvey. Join the ladies as they chat about southern fiction and interview bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey about her new book SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE as she literally drives around the south for her upcoming book tour.
Rank #1: Marriage of Inconvenience by Penny Reid / Penny Extravaganza!. What's the one thing you didn't ask for and never knew you wanted? Hopefully the answer was a white girl rapping the summary of a romance novel, because you're getting it! Ellen and Mom give heaps of to Marriage of Inconvenience by Penny Reid and really just all things Penny Reid.
Rank #2: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne/Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid. Did we hate The Hating Game? You'll have to listen to find out! Plus, Ellen and Mom give you 2 for the price of 1 in this episode and also discuss Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid.
Rank #1: Sophie Jordan, All Chained Up. Hot news! Bestselling author Sophie Jordan is launching a new series - and it's a sizzler! There are bad boys and then there are the men of Devil’s Rock . . .join us to discuss Sophie Jordan's high-concept, edgy new contemporary romance series featuring three alpha-male ex-felons of Devil’s Rock Penitentiary and three good Texan girls just dying to break bad.
Rank #2: Candis Terry. Candis Terry launches a new series, and invites everyone to grab a glass of wine and meet the super-sexy Kincaid brothers! This is the start of Candis' new "Sunshine Creek Vinyard" series - and readers are going want to drink these books up!
Rank #1: The Readerly Report - Episode 3 - What We've Been Reading. Welcome to The Readerly Report, a podcast of Readerly Magazine. Your hosts are Gayle Weiswasser and Nicole Bonia. Books Discussed in This Podcast: Before The Fall by Noah Hawley Invincible Summer by Alice Adams Bright Precious Days by Jay McInerney Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann Willful Disregard by Lena Andersson Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris The Giver by Lois Lowry
Rank #2: Talking Historical Fiction with Anne Bogel, The Modern Mrs Darcy. We welcome Anne Bogel from Modern Mrs. Darcy to The Readerly Report to talk about historical fiction, reading guilt (and why you should let go of it!), 9/11 as a plot point and how to read more books.Links mentioned:Modern Mrs. DarcyWhat Should I Read Next?Reading People: How Seeing The World Through The Lens Of Personality Changes EverythingI'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights And Dilemmas Of The Reading LifeBooks mentioned in this episode:The Two Lila Bennetts by Liz FentonThe Black Ascot by Charles ToddBeyond The Point by Claire GibsonHope And Other Punch Lines by Julie BuxbaumThe Submission by Amy WaldmanThe Girl He Used To Know by Tracy Garvis GravesLet The Great World Spin by Colum McCannHome Fire by Kamila ShamsieAsymmetry by Lisa HallidayThe River by Peter HellerMary B. by Katherine ChenEligible by Curtis SittenfeldThe Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. FlynnAsk Again, Yes by Mary Beth KeaneResistance Women by Jennifer ChiaveriniRecursion by Blake CrouchWaiting For Tom Hanks by Kerry WinfreyEvvie Drake Starts Over by Linda HolmesTime After Time by Lisa GrunwaldEat Pray Love by Elizabeth GilbertThe Nightingale by Kristin HannahAll The Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrAftermath by Rhidian BrookThe Island Of Sea Women by Lisa SeeCity Of Thieves by David BenioffThe Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara CollinsEveryone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris CleaveThe Two-Family House by Linda Cohen LoigmanThe Red Daughter by John Burnham Schwartz
Rank #1: Morgan Matson on Second Chance Summer. A powerful novel; as much about loss as it is about first love and friendship; (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
Rank #2: Surprising New Sex Tip Defies Popular Opinion. Emily Nagoski, PhD, and author of 'Come As You Are,' explains the stark difference between body and mind when it comes to sexual arousal.
Rank #1: Networking - How to Break the Ice, Follow-up and Fake it like an HBIC! (Role-play, that is.). Highlights: Crossover episode w/ First Draught We answer Laura’s cousin’s questions on networking at the beginning of your career Networking peer to peer vs networking “up” Icebreakers & tips for approaching people Helpful strategies for following up appropriately Adding value to relationships Approaching mentors Media relations also B2B networking Networking by connecting other people Adding value by being generous! You have value, no matter what stage of your career you’re in. We promise. At minute 32:00, Alexandra Haughton made us do the most embarrassing/amazing parlor game where we roleplayed networking with a big wig. We were uncomfortable but also kind of loved it. Julia Kelly may never forgive us for casting her as Perpetua Winterborne. LInks: First Draught 2017 Networking: https://firstdraughtwriting.com/2017/07/05/networking-at-conferences-july-2017/ HBIC Conference Survival Guide (with networking article): https://hbicnation.com/conference-survival-guide Network with us in our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/HBICnation/
Rank #2: Creative New Year - Setting Goals & Drinking Champagne. Our summer episode kicks off with Alexandra and Laura singing, just for fun and in perfect harmony, in a way that can only be accomplished when they’re in the same room together. Which they were, because this episode was recorded during a few quiet moments during the Romance Writers of America national conference last month. We think of the conference as our “Romance New Year.” Not only because we dress up for a fancy dance party and drink champagne, but also because we leave energized and inspired, making it feel like a natural time to reflect on our progress toward goals we set earlier in the year. But you certainly don’t have to write romance (or write at all) to stage your own creative reset. All it requires is setting aside some time to think about things like whether your actions are in harmony with that big goal you are working toward? Are you having fun? Did you set too many goals at the beginning of the year? Are your goals really dreams? We tackle these questions, and share some of our favorite conference takeaways from Sarra Cannon and Cathy Maxwell in our summer episode. Here are links to all the resources we mention: Sarra Cannon RWA Workshop HBIC Nation Conference Survival Guide HBIC Nation Post-Conference Workbook After you listen, come talk to us about your Creative New Year in the Facebook group! Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so our podcast always lands in your inbox as soon as it’s live. As always, thanks for listening! Go forth and Dream. Do. Dominate.
Rank #1: Eclectic Fiction Book Recommendations . Today our guest is Stacey who is a bookstragrammer behind Prose and Palate and a Book of the Month Judge and founder of Salt Water Reads. In this episode, we chat how she landed the sweet gig of Book of the Month Judge as well as her book recommendations! In this episode, we chat about What inspired her to start Saltwater Reads? How do they select the books for Saltwater Reads? Why she doesn’t read prior to the selection? Her experience how she landed Book of the Month Judge? How does she keep her TBR? Stacey also shares an eclectic number of book recommendations in a number of genres.
Rank #2: #41: Book Recommendations Readable Literary Fiction with Sarah from Sarah's Bookshelves . Today's guest is Sarah from Sarah's Bookshelves. In this episode, Sarah shares her book recommendations for readable literary fiction. There are a ton of books and authors that you should pick up this summer.