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 9From The RT Convention: First, Last, and Everything

Jess and Trisha offer some thoughts and updates on #cockygate; react to the news that the Romantic Times publication, convention, and awards are coming to an end; and talk about the books we’ve picked up at RT 2018 that have us excited.

Episode 8You Get To Experience Brainstorming Live

Jess and Trisha delight in the winners of the (still odd) RT Awards, offer thoughts about preparing for RT and other book cons/festivals, and toss around a bunch of recs for the early days of May’s #RomBkLove challenge.

Episode 6.5Bonus: Alisha Rai Recommends

Please enjoy this bonus excerpt, courtesy of the Recommended podcast, featuring Alisha Rai recommending Sonali Dev's A Distant Heart.

Episode 7Tropetonite Bingo

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.

Episode 6Twenty Different Happy Ever Afters

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.

Episode 5Literally, Don’t Judge the Book By Its Cover

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.

Episode 4This Is Very Complicated

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.

Episode 3A Mountain of a Man Named Stone

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.

Episode 2Valentine’s Day and Adorable Ferrets

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).

Episode 1Bemusedly Wary

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.

Episode 0Welcome to Romancelandia

Jess and Trisha introduce When in Romance, Book Riot's biweekly podcast about all things romance novels!