Jess and Trisha discuss new revelations about discrimination at the school Nicholas Sparks founded; suggest some romance-focused Patreons you might consider supporting; and recommend books featuring characters who are asexual, aromantic, grey-asexual and greyromantic.
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Here are the Patreons (PAtreons? PaTREons? PatreONs?) we talked about:
- The Ripped Bodice
- The Lesbrary
- Smart Podcast Trashy Books
- Love’s Sweet Arrow
- Love in Panels
- Romance Class
Hot Licks by A.M. Arthur
That Kind of Guy by Talia Hibbert
Shadows You Left by Taylor Brooke and Jude Sierra
Perfect Rhythm by Jae
Writing Her In by Holley Trent
Syncopation by Anna Zabo
Thaw by Elyse Springer
Correction: In discussing Thaw by Elyse Springer, our host incorrectly identified the asexual character. Abigail, rather than Gabrielle, is asexual; our apologies for the error.
Play It Again by Aidan Wayne
Let us know what Patreons you love (no matter how you pronounce it!) and what your favorite books are that feature characters who are asexual, aromantic, grey-asexual and greyromantic. Find us on email (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org), Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).