When In Romance

When In Romance is a biweekly romance podcast dedicated to romance novel news, enthusiasm, and romance book recommendations from Book Riot!

Episode 39The Beginning of a New Destiny

Jess and Trisha are delighted about a new award for excellence in romance fiction, discouraged by some publishing news, and thinking about how tragedy in a romance can impact the “happily” in an HEA.

Episode 38We Need To Go The Bunker Now

Jess and Trisha are joined by Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books for a mid-year check in, and they discuss all things romance in 2019 so far – big news, breakout authors, and books we’ve loved and want everyone to read.

Episode 37It Probably Won’t Be The Otter

Jess and Trisha do a bit of follow-up, discuss an article about the online abuse romance writers face, mention a few releases for the second half of 2019 that they’re looking forward to, and shout out some underrated romance authors.

Episode 36Equal Opportunity to All Pronunciations

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.

Episode 35Ugh. Emotions.

Jess and Trisha talk through what they want from book cons, respond to a reader request for own voices romance by Asian and Asian-American authors, and recommend some “unputdownable” romances for summer reading.

Episode 34Not Live from New Orleans

Jess and Trisha are together at Book Lovers Con in New Orleans talking about the good and bad things about using series to tell romance stories and the upcoming books they’ve heard about at the convention that they’re excited about.

Episode 33Private Plane Problems

Jess and Trisha have updates, talk about how they became romance readers, and recommend some titles for the beginning of #RomBkLove.

Episode 32Sometimes Dukes Travel

Jess and Trisha do a bit of follow-up, try to design the perfect starter catalogue for book stores new to romance, talk about some upcoming titles they’re excited about, and recommend some light and delightful reads.

Episode 31Cinnamon Roll Heroes From the Corner of the Pan

Author Andie J. Christopher joins Trisha to discuss shady book repacking practices, the RITA mess, how content warnings help readers, and Andie’s erotic romance recs.

Episode 30If You Don’t Read It, Ask a Friend

Jess and Trisha discuss the problem with calling non-explicit romance “clean,” explore why Trisha rereads and Jess doesn’t, and talk about what they’ve been reading this week.

Episode 29They Keep Bumping Into Each Other

Jess and Trisha discuss the Ripped Bodice’s annual report on the state of racial diversity in romance, talk through some of the romance sales issues brought to light by a high-profile plagiarism event, and recommend books that sit all along the emotional spectrum.

Episode 28Who is the Frankenstein in This Situation?

Jess and Trisha try to sort out a romance plagiarism garbage fire, discuss all of things they appreciate about Thirsty for the WIR book club, and give you some romance recs so that you can Read Harder.

Episode 27Easing People In

Jess and Trisha talk about the first ever romance in Reese Witherspoon’s book club, a new title by E L James, and rare romance. Plus, we announce our new WIR book club pick!

Episode 26Either Saluting You or Calling You Out

Jess and Trisha celebrate their first pod-iversary, have some words for people who aren’t inclusive readers, discuss the characteristics of a good romance novella, and recommend some of their favorites.

Episode 25Hang-Ups From Growing Up In The Irish Mob

Jess and Trisha start the year off right by discussing all the things they’re going to do better in 2019, a few of the many books they’re excited about in 2019, and some of the romance they read while they were away.