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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 Jess and Trisha ran the world.

This episode is sponsored by Her Perfect Affair by Priscilla Oliveras and My Lady’s Choosing by Larissa Zageris and Kitty Curran.

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Amazon is categorizing lots of romance books as erotica and making them harder to find and no one knows why – including maybe Amazon.

You can find that quote I mentioned about Jeff Bezos and dinosaurs here and you’re welcome.

Here’s the RITA nominee list…and here’s the RWA statement on the lack of authors of color represented – this year and every year.

Super smart humans Piper Huguley and Courtney Milan have been tweeting about this issue.

We tangentially mentioned Duende District – go find them, especially if you’re in the Washington, DC area.

Books Discussed:

His Perfect Partner by Priscilla Oliveras

The Doctor’s Discretion by EE Ottoman

The Preacher’s Promise by Piper Huguley

Let Us Dream by Alyssa Cole

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