Jess and Trisha discuss the implications of how race and class are represented in historical romance, have some VERY strong feelings about the denigration of the romance genre by those who profit from it, and delight in some romance that’s either new or soon to be coming your way.
Trisha and Jess discuss about Amazon changing the categories and rules for erotica, talk about why it matters that the RITA awards are failing hard at inclusion, and recommend some books that would win awards if they ran the bookish world.
Jess and Trisha talk about who’s losing with Audible’s romance subscription service, consider some of what makes romance unique in the world of self-publishing, deliver news about a couple of publishers, and – as always – recommend books.
Trisha and Jess wade into an author identity maelstrom, work to untangle the implications of The Ripped Bodice's Report on Diversity in Romance Publishing, and wrestle with the age old question of what to read next.
Jess and Trisha make an important clarification about who gets publishing deals in romance, discuss who is and is not - EVER - redeemable even in fiction, and play Calvinball with romance awards for books from 2017.
Trisha and Jess talk about how non-romance fans talk and write about romance in the Valentine’s Day season; discuss romance authors’ use of pseudonyms; and offer recommendations for readers featuring cranky dukes, dystopian settings, and two people partially brought together by a ferret (Jess swears it works).
Jess and Trisha discuss hot consensual sex in romance, puzzle over the lack of movies based on romance novels, and shrug at an announcement from the New York Times.
Jess and Trisha introduce When in Romance, Book Riot's biweekly podcast about all things romance novels!