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Shelf Love is about romance novels and how they reflect, explore, challenge, and shape desire. Host Andrea Martucci invites experts from a variety of perspectives to critically engaging with romance novels. Listen for discussions of individual books, genre discourse, and scholarly topics.
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Today Dory and I are joined by Author/Screenwriter/Director Girl Boss, Yuling Kuang. We hope you enjoy! You can follow Yulin Kuang on Instagram here. Order your copy of How To End A Love Story here. or here Get your copy of How To End A Love Story from Amazon here. Listen to episodes of All The Feels Podcast here. ♡ ♡If you enjoyed today's episode …
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Guest: Sarah Rutherford, a romance reader and Associate Professor of Design at Cleveland State University @sarahatschool on Instagram Highlights: The evolution of romance novel covers from the 1980s to the contemporary post-digital age. The significant role of design elements such as typography, color, and imagery in conveying the genre and themes …
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USA Today Bestselling Author and host of the Stories to Love Podcast, Tif Marcelo joins me today to chat about her Harlequin Special Edition debut, It Started With a Secret. Follow Author Tif Marcelo on Instagram here. Keep up with Author Tif Marcelo on Facebook here. Get your copy of It Started With a Secret from Harlequin's website here. The syno…
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Author Nina Crespo joins me on today's episode to chat her latest Fortunes of Texas romance, Expecting a Fortune. You can find Nina's website here. Follow Author Nina Crespo on Instagram here. Keep up with Author Nina Crespo on Facebook here. Get your copy of Expecting a Fortune from Harlequin's website here. See The Fortunes of Texas: Digging for …
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You can find All the Feels Podcast on Twitter here. Keep up with Dory on Twitter here. ♡ Links to Things Mentioned♡ You can find the link to Octavia's Bookshelf here. Everyday Grand by Jocelyn Delk Coconut Drop Dead by Olivia Matthews The Duchess Effect by Tracey Livesay The Jaci Burton covers The Dragon's Bride by Kate Robert The Book Riot post re…
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Love, laughter and happily ever after Author Jennifer Wilck joins me today. We chat Jennifer's current state of currently writing FOUR books, her journey to becoming published, getting the call from Harlequin, her upcoming Matzah Ball Blues and more. I really hope you enjoy. I had such a blast chatting with Jennifer!!! You can find Author Jennifer …
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Dory and I had the amazing opportunity to host a Desire Panel and are so excited to share it with you! Author Reese Ryan's website here. You can follow Reese Ryan on Instagram here. Subscribe to Reese on Youtube here. Author Joanne Rock's website here. Follow Joanne rock on Instagram here. You can find Joanne Rock on Facebook here. Author Nadine Go…
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Author KAYLIE NEWELL is here! I was so excited to chat with Kaylie. I adore her book and am still fangirling a bit. She was truly the sweetest. I hope you enjoy the episode. You can get a copy of The Maverick's Marriage Deal from Harlequin's website here. Get it in the Western box set from Mills & Boon Australia here. Follow Author Kaylie Newell on…
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Learn more about Ghosts UK here. Learn more about Not Dead Yet here. Learn more about Love on the Spectrum here. Her Hottest Summer Yet by Ally Blake Good Material by Dolly Alderton ER Doc's Las Vegas Reunion by Denise N. Wheatley A Stalker's Prey by KD Richards His Last-Minute Desert Queen by Annie West It Started with a Proposal by Susan Meier Br…
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I was a guest on The Categorically Romance Podcast to discuss my category romance collecting addiction, reading some books from Kiss a short-lived Harlequin line from the early 20 teens, and how not being allowed to read romance as a teen actually made me more obsessed with reading romance. Hope you enjoy this episode and I definitely recommend tha…
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Author Tara Taylor Quinn is BACK! for Long time podcast listeners, you know TTQ was one of the first Authors to share her time with Sarah and I back in the early days of the podcast, so it's always such a joy any time we get to catch up with her. Today we chat Fortune in Name Only and she shares insight of upcoming series' and more! You can find Au…
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In this episode, host Andrea Martucci embarks on a journey with Dame Jodie Slaughter to the Covering Romance exhibition. The event showcases romance novel cover art by award-winning artist, John Ennis. Interviews with John Ennis and other attendees, including author Nisha Sharma, romance fan Mary Lynne Nielsen, and Fin, owner of Wolf and Kron books…
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I consider myself very lucky any time Author Mona Shroff hops on for a chat with me. I have adored everything I've read by her. She has some of the most romantic covers and some of the most stop you in your track titles and her writing is out of this world fantastic. She joins me yet again to chat, Their Accidental Honeymoon which is best friends t…
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In today's episode, Harlequin Special Edition author Christy Jeffries joins me to chat Sweet-talkin Maverick, book 1 in a new Montana Mavericks miniseries called The Anniversary Gift. Get your copy of Sweet-talkin Maverick here. You can find the website of Author Christy Jeffries here. Keep up with Author Christy Jeffries on Instagram here. ♡ ♡If y…
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I have wanted to do more Author panels and they are slowly coming to fruition. Very happy to share my chat with 3 of my go-to Presents writers. Keep up with Author Amanda Cinelli here. Follow Amanda on Instagram here. Keep up with Author Pippa Roscoe here. Follow Pippa on Instagram here. Keep up with Author Bella Mason here. Follow Bella on Instagr…
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My All the Feels Queen, Dory, joins me today to chat The Bump in Their Forbidden Reunion. You can find Author Amanda Cinelli's website here. Follow Dory on Twitter here. Keep up with Dory's Podcast, All the Feels on Twitter here. Listen to All the Feels here. Listen on Apple Podcasts here. Get your copy of The Bump in Their Forbidden Reunion here. …
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You can find Author Patience Griffin's website here. ♡ ♡If you enjoyed today's episode and listen via Apple Podcast, please consider rating and leaving the podcast a review. This is the easiest way to support us and will help other Category Romance readers find us ♡For a list of all the places where you can find the podcast along with where you can…
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An exploration of prison planet romances with Megan Erickson. We discuss Guardian by Emmy Chandler and how it explores issues of consent, agency, and morality through an extreme version of the forced proximity trope. Are these brutal dystopians actually hopeful explorations of humanity and love? Shelf Love: NEW! Substack for original writing and st…
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For links to all the places you can order your copy of The Fairytale Life of Dorothy Gale, click here. You can find Author Virginia Kantra's website here. You can keep up with Author Virginia Kantra on Instagram here. You can find her on Facebook here. ♡ ♡If you enjoyed today's episode and listen via Apple Podcast, please consider rating and leavin…
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For the Harlequin Submission page where you can find Guideline to Special Edition, click here. You can watch the Harlequin Special Edition video on the WriteforHarlequin website here. You can find Editor Susan Litman on Twitter here. Click here for the latest Special Edition romances. ♡ ♡If you enjoyed today's episode and listen via Apple Podcast, …
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Ghosts UK-follows Alison Cooper and Mike Cooper Bodies: limited British crime and science fiction series following Detectives Hillinghead, Whiteman, Hasan & Maplewood Holiday Baking Championship The Amazing Race Etsy for seasonal shirts Podcast: The Glow Up Secrets with Elicia Goguen Books Mentioned: The Image Project series by Katherine Garbera He…
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I adore Author Juliette Hyland. She quickly became one of my go-to Harlequin Medical authors with her strong heroines, swoon worthy heroes and amazingly written romances. So I was extremely happy when I learned she'd be branching out and also writing for Harlequin's Romance line. She joins me today to chat her Harlequin Romance debut, How to Win a …
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Get your copy of My Unexpected Christmas Wedding from Harlequin's website here. You can get your copy of My Unexpected Christmas Wedding from Mills & Boon's website here. You can find Author Rachael Stewart's website here. Click here to sign up for her newsletter. Keep up with Author Rachael Stewart on Instagram here. You can find her on Twitter he…
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Author Faye Acheampong joins me in today's episode to chat The Christmas That Changed Everything. You can find your copy on Harlequin's website here. Get your copy from Mills & Boon's website here. Keep up with Faye on Twitter here. You can find Author Faye Acheampong's website here. Find her on Instagram here. ♡ ♡If you enjoyed today's episode and…
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I am a huge Courtney Cole fan. I read her book, The Christmas Dress, the year it came out and have been obsessed since. I was so excited and grateful when she agreed to record with me and I am so happy to be sharing our chat with you. It is so nice to sit and have a quick, cozy chat with someone whose writing you adore.I really hope you enjoy our c…
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Romancelandia Holiday Fairies 2023! Romancelandia Holiday Fairies is a mutual aid effort for the romance novel reader community to support anyone in the community who could use a little material help with purchasing gifts for themselves, or loved ones this holiday season. Learn more: bit.ly/holidayfairies shelflovepodcast.com/holiday-fairies Shelf …
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Friend of the podcast Alicia and I completely FANGIRL with the author of one of our favorite Harlequin Heartwarming series, Author Anna Grace. Anna Grace is the author of the Love, Oregon series we love. So excited to share our chat with you! You can find Author Anna Grace's website here. Learn more about Anna's books here. You can find Author Anna…
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You can find Author Sarah Hawley's website here. Keep up with Sarah on Instagram here. Learn more about books from Author Sarah Hawley here. ♡ ♡If you enjoyed today's episode and listen via Apple Podcast, please consider rating and leaving the podcast a review. This is the easiest way to support us and will help other Category Romance readers find …
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You can find Author Nan Reinhardt's website here.Keep up with Nan on Instagram here.You can find Nan on Facebook here.Books at the Bistro: https://www.facebook.com/events/1458479154723462 Gal's Guide to the Galaxy signing: https://www.facebook.com/events/704502428310707 Tule Book Club Christmas Party: Dec 12 all day event: https://www.facebook.com/…
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You can find UpTV's website here. Follow Hallmarks Podcast on Youtube here.You can WATCH this interview on the Hallmarks Youtube channel here.You can hear Rachel and I preview UpTV's 2023 holiday lineup here.Subscribe to Rachel's Reviews here. ♡♡If you enjoyed today's episode and listen via Apple Podcast, please consider rating and leaving the podc…
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Is shame productive? This question guides part 2 of a Whoa!mance/Shelf Love convo about A Lady of the West by Linda Howard as we discuss the paradox of enjoying highly problematic books. We interrogate our feelings of shame, enjoyment, and the importance of critically dissecting the pleasures derived from reading, no matter how uncomfortable it may…
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♡Oh my goodness, I am so excited to share today's episode with you. I have missed chatting with Authors of Category Romance so I was so thankful after I reached out to Anna J. Stewart basically like, can we record something and can you bring a friend? So grateful to both Anna and Jennifer for sharing their time with me. Hang out with us for a bit a…
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I humbly asked Morgan and Isabeau to help me understand why A Lady of the West by Linda Howard had a chokehold on my young romance-reading imagination, and they delivered. We discuss how this book has rules for good (white) women, and explores Manifest Destiny, settler colonialism, sexuality, violence, violent sexuality, and being a desirable (whit…
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Tis the season where we Holiday Romance loving girlies thrive and are totally in our element. In today's episode I am joined by the fabulous Kerry Winfrey to chat with her 2023 Holiday romantic comedy, Faking Christmas. This loosely inspired by Christmas in Connecticut romcom was a FIVE STAR read for me. I highly recommend following along with it o…
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I am obsessed with Author Nenia Campbell on Goodreads. As a reader and reviewer she is one of the main reasons I log onto Goodreads. I love keeping up with her status updates and reviews. I was so happy when she agreed to join me for a chat here on the podcast and share some recommendations! I hope you enjoy. Keep up with Author Nenia Campbell on G…
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I love so much when my love of romance novels and made-for-tv movies intersect! I am back this week with Author Robyn Neeley. Robyn is the author of one of my all time favorite holiday romances, Jingle Jammies with Tule Publishing and her book has been adapted and will premiere in this year's Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas! You can find Au…
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Author Jennifer Snow joins me today to chat her 7 upcoming fall and holiday themed movies! You can find Author Jennifer Snow's website here.For a list of all of Jennifer Snow's Film Projects, click here. Check out each film on IMDb:Country HeartsCountry Hearts ChristmasChristmas Time CapsuleChristmas at the Amish BakeryChristmas in Maple HillsWe're…
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The difference between erotic romance and romance is all about feelings, in particular, where you feel them. Shelf Love’s Kink Correspondent, Dame Jodie Slaughter, joins the podcast to discuss A Gentleman in the Streets by Alisha Rai. Only enter if you consensually dare. Shelf Love: NEW! Substack for original writing and stuff | Website | Twitter |…
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So excited to share this one with you. One of my first favorite romance podcasters joins me today ( we recorded this months ago!) Andrea, host of the Shelf Love Podcast, read a Harlequin Kiss novel with me back in the summer. Here's our chat! To find Shelf Love's website click here.Recent Episodes:Mistress of Mellyn: In love with the man or the hou…
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Bisexuality in romance with writer and reviewer Ellie Mae MacGregor (@bisexual_booknerd). When it comes to romance, a genre that explores romantic and sexual desires, what does “good” bisexual representation look like? How can books with or without bisexual representation create worlds that feel safe for bisexual readers? Shelf Love: NEW! Substack …
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USA Today Bestselling Author Andie J. Christopher joins me today to chat Unrealistic Expectations, her September 26th release with Berkley! Find Author Andie J. Christopher's website here.Keep up with Author Andie J. Christopher on Instagram here.You can find her on Facebook here. Get your copy of Unrealistic Expectations by Andie J. Christopher fr…
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I own 91 Candlelight Ecstasy Romances, so it was high time I read one... then I read another 13 for good measure. In December, 1980, Vivian Stephens launched a new line of contemporary category romance at Dell called Candlelight Ecstasy. The line pushed the envelope when it came to sex and sensuality on the page. But how sexy are they and how do th…
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Authors of the upcoming Harlequin/Mills & Boon Medical holiday continuity, the Boston Christmas Miracles series, join me today to chat about their books and the series. The Nurse's Holiday Swap by Ann McIntoshA Puppy on the 34th Ward by Juliette HylandHome Alone with the Children's Doctor by Traci DouglassA Surgeon's Christmas Baby by Deanne Anders…
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Mistress of Mellyn by Virginia Holt is often hailed as responsible for kicking off a boom of modern gothics in the mid-20th century. In this crossover with Reformed Rakes, we ask: is this a gothic first and a romance second? Is our plucky main character in love with the man of the house, or just the house? How does Mistress explore transgression of…
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Author Karen Hawkins joins me on the podcast today to chat The Secret Recipe of Ella Dove. You can find Author Karen Hawkins's website here.Learn more about The Secret Recipe of Ella Dove here.Click here to sign up for Karen's newsletter.Keep up with Karen on Instagram here. ★ ♡♡If you enjoyed today's episode and listen via Apple Podcast, please co…
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What makes a heroine in romance, a genre invested in exploring how can women be happy in culture? Is the genre a place where heroines create integrated identities that reject binaries of what society tells them to be? Dr. Jayashree Kamble discusses her latest book on romance scholarship, Creating Identity: The Popular Romance Heroine's Journey to S…
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Friend of the podcast, Angela Anderson Presents, joins me today for laughs and to share recommendations.You can find Angela on Instagram here.You can find and follow Angela on Facebook here.Subscribe to Angela on Youtube here. A Table for Two by Sheryl ListerThe Thing About Home by Rhonda McKnightDid You Hear About Kitty Karr by Crystal Smith PaulS…
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"Fake dating gets a magical twist in this enchanting queer romantic comedy where a witch worries that the real feelings brewing between her and her crush were sparked by an accidental love potion, and the only way out of the disastrous spell is a healthy dose of the truth—drink up, witches." Author Tori Anne Martin joins me on the podcast today to …
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Four romance reading friends embark on a romance history reading project, based on a BookRiot list, and in this episode, two of them — Leigh Kramer and Hannah Hearts romance — have Flames on the Sides of their Face when talking about the Flame and The Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. To keep things interesting, we talk less about the book itself an…
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Morgan, host of one of my go-to Youtube channels, Nothing Better Than a Book, joins me today and shares some Small-Town Romance recommendations!Keep up with Morgan on Instagram here.Like + Comment + Subscribe to Morgan on Youtube here.Watch Morgan's interview with Author Laura Pavlov here.For Morgan's Book Bonanza recommendations video, click here.…
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