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.
This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s All The Books podcast; Read Bliss, presented by Harlequin; and Rebel by Beverly Jenkins.
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The book and romance conventions we discussed are:
Romance GenreCon, sponsored by the Mid-Continent Public Library (We actually forgot to mention this one, but we meant to!)
Hidden Impact by Piper J. Drake
My Beautiful Enemy by Sherry Thomas
A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas
Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder
Bollywood and the Beast (the third in the Bollywood series) by Suleikha Snyder
Seared by Suleikha Snyder
A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev
The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev
His Cocky Valet by Cole McCade
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Teach Me by Olivia Dade
Talk Me Down (and the whole Tumble Creek series) by Victoria Dahl
Riven by Roan Parrish
Think of England by KJ Charles
Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
Let us know what you want from your book cons, what your favorite own voices books by Asian and Asian-American writers are, and what romance books you just couldn’t put down. Find us on email (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org), Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).