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204. Ashleigh Gardner on Muslim Romances at Wattpad, Plus 200th Episode Messages

Sarah chats with Ashleigh Gardner from Wattpad, who has been a guest of the podcast previously, about Muslim romance on Wattpad. They discuss the growing collection of romances by and about Muslims that are tremendously popular, and some of the very familiar tropes and plot hooks being explored - converting

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203. Video Games & Romance Readers: An Interview with Amanda and Bree Bridges

After many conversations online about Dragon Age: Inquisition that introduced more romance fans to this game, Sarah sits down with Amanda and Bree Bridges to talk about video games. Both are seasoned players of many different games, and they talk about the ones that got them started, and the ones

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202. New Books and Old Friends: An Interview with Lisa Kleypas

Sarah chats with Lisa Kleypas about her upcoming historical Marrying Winterbourne, and about the ecstatic fan response to the upcoming book Devil in Spring. This episode was recorded shortly after her announcement, which made a lot of people in romance fandom very, very happy. They discuss writing in the Industrial

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201. Cross Stitching and Neuroscience: A Follow Up Interview with Emily Nagoski

Back in March, Amanda and I did an interview with Emily Nagoski, and she agreed to take listener queries from all of you once her semester was over. It’s done! We’ve got questions, and answers. We discuss pain, orgasm, shame, and fantasy, sex and sexuality, masturbation, orgasm, pain during sex, better paths toward

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200. The Books That Made Us Romance Readers

Sarah, Amanda, Carrie, Elyse, and Redheadedgirl gather to talk about the book that made them romance readers, and the romance that changed their lives in some way. We of course start off with TMI discussions about pet farts, and ask really important questions like what would happen if Stephanie Plum

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199. Newsletters, Virtual Assistants, and RWA Workshops: An Interview with Mel Jolly

Sarah and Mel Jolly discuss the two workshops they’re giving at RWA: one on newsletters and one on hiring a virtual assistant. They discuss organization, newsletters, pens, time management, and building efficient habits. Mel also shares what books have rocked her world. NB: it’s slightly TMI in the beginning as

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198. Alpha Women, Heroine Friendships, and Paranormal Romance: An Interview with Shelly Laurenston

Sarah interviews Shelly Laurenston, and tries very very hard to keep herself together through the excitement. We talk about the book that brought Shelly into writing paranormal romance, and how her mother inspired her heroines. We talk about writing badass sisterhoods in romance, exploring different paranormal romance series, and

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197. Copyediting and the Power of Word Choices: An Interview with Sara Brady

Two episodes in a row with an abundance of Sara(h)s! Sara Brady is a copyeditor of many books, including many romances. Full disclosure: she copyedited my novella, Lighting the Flames. My entirely biased opinion: she does a terrific job. We discuss in depth what a copyeditor does, and how her

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