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Welcome to Romance at a Glance, a podcast that uses romance novels to dive into candid conversations about life, relationship dynamics, and sexual desires. As hosts Bridget and Shani review books and interview some of romance’s biggest authors, they explore the breadth of the genre, openly embracing the sex, diverse couplings, and taboo in order to create a safe space for listeners to be exposed to different lifestyles, fantasies, and to pique their naughty curiosity. Expect 100% honest revi ...
 
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The extremely well traveled author of What Happens in Denver joins us for an incredible interview, if we do say so ourselves. We jump from Japan to Turkey to England in the many stories of Liz’s life. She drops the title for the upcoming book based on her travel experiences as well as some deets about a new thriller! Liz also gave us some interesti…
 
It's that time of year Raag Hags when we say goodbye to 2021 and get excited for 2022! We are looking back at all the incredible books we read this year on the podcast and awarding the Best Feels, Overall, Audio, Cover, Smut, and our personal favorites overall! Join us as we cackle away the New Year and reminisce about old favorites. To say we were…
 
Hello fair friends! As we say goodbye to 2021, we are posting our last review, and with it a giveaway of Lucy Lennox's latest book Hostile Takeover! Head over to our Instagram to win the book and some fun Lucy Lennox swag she sent over! Thank you Lucy for sending the book to raffle off to our listeners! In our review of A Very Marian Christmas by L…
 
Last season we did sexy Christmas, this season we're doing feelz Christmas! Enjoy as we talk about these three cute novellas from the Reindeer Falls collection! What are your favorite Christmas books or authors? Also this is our second to last episode of the YEAR! Coming up we will have our last review of the year A Very Marian Christmas by Lucy Le…
 
Bridget's sister Ann returns as co-host of our show. You may have listened to her and Bridget talk about Tessa Bailey's Heat Stroke - 5 stars! - or Suzanne Brockman's The Unsung Hero - one of our first romance series! - and she is back to talk about romance and beer! We chat through Bridget's wonderful habit of visiting Ann at Revolution Brewing in…
 
We are talking Dark Tarot by Christine Feehan today! If you're a fan of her Dark series, then you'll love it as we talk through what we loved about the hardcover (it is sooo pretty), our feelings about the world-building as Bridget has read all the books, and Shani read some a long time ago! If you missed our interview with Christine Feehan be sure…
 
Jean Meltzer was such a blast to speak to about her debut novel The Matzah Ball! We covered writing with chronic illness, and having an MC with chronic illness. Loving Christmas as a Jewish woman, why she chose to have the romance be closed-door, how she met her husband (so cute!), and why everyone deserves a happily ever after. Happy Hanukkah to a…
 
AUDIO FIXED! We were totally excited to have a little fun this shifter season with our firefighter, who just happens to be a Sea Dragon shifter in Scotland of all places! Enjoy our chat about the book and how the Master Shark really revved our engines too :) Read the book here on KU. The whole series is on KU. Bridget recommends Book 5 also! This b…
 
We dipped in to check on our werewolf friends for this one! Suzanne Wright was recommended to us by a few of our friends on IG and we were excited to give this indie werewolf series a go. And who doesn't love the fake dating trope. Especially in such a different setting than we normally read it in. A few things we discuss: Her wolf being latent and…
 
Christine Feehan, the NYT best-selling author of the Carpathian series, Torpedo Ink, Sea Haven, Shadow, Leopard, and Drake sisters series, came on to talk to us about her career in writing, why diversity in her books has always been so important to her, how she researches different topics and cultures to include them in her book, and why the latest…
 
This time around we are joined by the WONDERFUL Francesca from The Fangover podcast and this was the perfect book to talk over with her! Join us for paranormal hospitals, hot demon siblings, very loose definitions of celibacy and - our favorite and yours - magical semen. Many hands and mouths, etc., all over the place in this one RAAG Hags, and we …
 
Finally wrapping up our Folk of the Air miniseries with the slightly controversial (if by controversial you mean “not-enough-angry-sexual-tension-for-fans”) trilogy closer, Queen of Nothing. We’re all over this one - too soft? Too sweet? A good progression of the relationship? How are we feeling about the snake? Should we talk about the snake? We’r…
 
Back at you with another Black Dagger Brotherhood book! You love it, we love it, and we’re never leaving this series alone - and what better way to start our Paranormal season? This time around it’s The King, and we have much to talk about. Politics, agency, so much baby drama, tons of characters, maybe one too many flashbacks, daddies (all kinds),…
 
This episode is just a tad bit different, but we’re not mad! This time around, the book isn’t quite exactly a romance per say, but there’s still a LOT to talk about revolving not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR LOVE INTERESTS, RAAG HAGS! FOUR! Join us in debating the best ones, including possible criminal menages, sexy priests, rakish detect…
 
We’re well into our historical season and LOVING it. In this episode, we finally get into our first queer historical, with a vicar falling in love with a widowed sea captain as he helps care for his children - okay, yeah, this is gay Sound of Music. What could be better? Join us in this surprisingly accepting small English town (where more people a…
 
We had the lovely hosts of Plot Trysts Meg and Laine on our podcast to talk Tessa Dare's book When a Scot Ties a Knot! We were so excited to chat with our new friends about this imaginative and fun story. Some of our favorite parts we broke down: how hilarious all the letters Maddie wrote were! Captain Logan showing up at the manor Logan supporting…
 
Another special YA at a Glance episode talking The Wicked King by Holly Black! We were so excited to have Olivia Gacka from That Fiction Life on YouTube on the podcast to break down our favorite and least favorite parts of the book! We talked through: Jude's journey and claiming her power as a "creature" of faerie Maddox as her father figure, and h…
 
A prolific writer from fan fiction to published works of all kinds, Milla Vane does not disappoint. She gives us the details on her publishing journey, starting out writing Justice League fan fiction and finding her way to Fantasy Romance. We chat heroine centered writing, world building, writing what you want to read, Dexter, and even more fan fic…
 
So excited for this week’s episode and to chat with our very special guest, Amanda from The Naughty Librarian! We go all in about this sexier version of The Mummy (yes...somehow it gets sexier). Join us as we talk about romantic adventures and how linguistics can be hot, actually. Also CAVE SEX! No, scratch that...TOMB SEX...during a sandstorm...al…
 
Kicking off this season with a strong one - A Wicked Kind of Husband is a romance for married strangers. It absolutely delivered, and we certainly have a lot to discuss. Crazy sisters, puberty, scheming, coming out balls, and nice to naughty heroines - this book has it all and we're just getting started. (Maybe we can all learn together how to set …
 
In the finale for our Fantasy season, we finally get to the Gathering of Dragons series - Book 2, A Touch of Stone and Snow. Get into misleading book covers, men who should bottom, the warrior ladies who should top them, alcoholic mercenaries, and the coolest pet saber tooth tiger ever, Caeb. (Fan club t-shirts? Maybe.) We also talk sentimental her…
 
We’re back to YA in another miniseries for you RAAG Hags! This time we’re discussing a favorite of Bridget and Jane both, The Folk of the Air series. We talk spying and sneaking, fairy politics, family swords, magical balls, Jude’s excellent narration, glamor (the bad kind), Jude stabbing her own hand like a bad bitch, sister crimes, Jude doing her…
 
A highly anticipated review, we finally get into A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet! Featuring some of Bridget and Shani's favorite things: dragons, magical ropes, and a cadre of hot dudes. The magical rope could have been put to better use, is all we're saying. We also discuss villains that go flat, circuses and the lack thereof, Jason Momoa, and…
 
The author of A Promise of Fire calls in from France! She gave us the ins and outs of her writing process as well as publishing, book cover photo shoots, French translations, and audio books. Amanda shared the struggles of reading slumps and gave us some books we will definitely be adding to our lists: Navigating the Stars by Maria V. Snyder, Captu…
 
A CRAZY hot male lead...and we mean that literally. We talk hilariously bad covers, rational heroines (thank god), unsexy dog tags, cute family detective agencies, and a painful slowburn. The iconic Ilona Andrews flexes her chops in writing a meet cute that somehow involves kidnapping and torture (lowkey though, lowkey), while still giving us a gre…
 
Getting into a romance by the legendary Grace Draven. Finally, something a little different from the leading men...though whether it works is up for debate. Join us for secret magic powers, romantic hand stabbing, warlocks, orange groves, and false gods trying to possess your body like an unholy vessel in order to bring the world to its knees in tr…
 
Kicking off our Fantasy season with one that came well recommended - The Winter King by CL Wilson! Today’s episode edges on the short side, but this book certainly didn’t! So much to discuss: evil maids, beautiful high priestesses, stubborn heroines, and hot summer palace princes who honestly might have been a better bet for this main character. Jo…
 
So much is happening! Tune in to see what's changing in our lives and the podcast, what books and guests we have coming up, and what special treats we've planned for our lovely RAAG Hags. This summer is gonna be HOT in all kinds of ways! Thanks so much for following us all the way here, sharing and reviewing the show, and staying with us through th…
 
Tiffany and Robert indulged all our questions about their partnership - professional and romantic! We talk about merging sci-fi and romance in their novels, how they work together, and who comes up with the tentacle stuff ;). These two have a beautiful long distance love story, complete with calling cards and moving across the country for each othe…
 
The incredible Grace Goodwin hit this one out of the park for our Alien finale. Join us for crazy sex dreams, three love interests, excellent dirty talk, and starting off with a bang. Literally. This episode’s got off the charts heat, gentlemen in the streets and freaks in the sheets, Shani’s Dom fantasies and cum. Lots of cum. Like, guys...a lot. …
 
We were so excited to interview the authors that make up Grace Goodwin! We get the inside scoop on how these two dynamos met, the process of a writing duo, different inspirations, and their 6 month success. These two pack a punch on the very first page and want to create love interests for all kinds of fantasies! They also told us about the book to…
 
Get ready for the most alien alien romance yet! Our wonderful RAAG Hags really delivered with this recommendation. This was a super duper sweet romance with domesticity, a wide array of relationships, diverse characters, and...a talking dog? We chat about alien finger banging, Radiance by Grace Draven and nonbinary plant alien friends. Someone may …
 
Anna Hackett gave us a deep look into her writing process. We talk about the ratio of action to romance, found family, a bit of the intricacy of her world-building and how a good editor can help, writing retreats, and writing science fiction VS contemporary. She also told us about her journey from mining engineer to romance author and gives us some…
 
Get ready for a little ranting. We loved these badass space marine heroines! We chat about questionable man-baby behavior, training room sex, sabotage, betrayal, and some complicated feelings about this book's love interest. Shani brings you some valuable relationship advice. TW: Debatably dubious consent *** Get your copy here: Bonded to the Alien…
 
A chat from across the pond with the author of the Warriors of the Lathar series! Disclaimer: the audio gods were not on our side, and we definitely experienced some tech breakups. But Shani worked her magic, and you're not gonna want to miss this gem of an inteview. Mina Carter is an indie author who writes across many, many genres, publishing one…
 
It’s time for some action in our Aliens season! Gladiator gave us a badass heroine, sexy wrestling, scrappy characters, and a perfect potato chip read. We chat about books giving us an alpha hero while still letting the protagonist have her badass moments, how to stay classy and primal at the same time, anatomical improvements of Aurelian men, and …
 
How could we not read Ruby Dixon for our Aliens season? We take a look at the seventh book in the well-loved Ice Planet Barbarian series! TW: rape; pedophilia, child abuse (all in the past and off-page) How does Barbarian’s Mate compare to the rest of the series? Listen in for how the romances match up, our thoughts on 14-month pregnancies, sexy al…
 
We got to geek out with Jananie, the YouTube creator behind thisstoryaintover, and Ayman, the Tiktok creators from aymansbooks, about the full season of Shadow and Bone - our likes, dislikes, and hopes for the future! Ayman talks about her all-nighter binge when the season dropped Jananie and her love for Mal and facial hair Different opinions on B…
 
Samantha, YouTube creator from the channel Thoughts on Tomes, is here with us today to talk about episodes 7 and 8 of Shadow and Bones Netflix! We talk about how Samantha and Jane didn't like the Darkling (General Kirig) flashback love interest That Mal and Alina have a lot more agency in the series Samantha breaks down which team she is on between…
 
We had to get some mafia romance in our dark season and Cora Reilly came highly recommended by our dear listeners on Instagram! This book is part of the Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles, but it is the exact same book as Bound by Honor, but told from the male perspective vs the female perspective. There seemed to be a lot of people in the reviews sayi…
 
So happy to have our special guest Christine from Poland Bananas Books on YouTube! Christine has been in the book review game for a decade and is a titan of BookTube and we were so thrilled she said yes! IF YOU DON'T WANT SPOILERS WAIT TO LISTEN TILL YOU WATCH!!! We talked through: Mal's character compared to the books being an improvement The cost…
 
Welcome to the Grishaverse! We happily dove into Episodes 1 - 3 on the new Netflix show Shadow and Bone for our miniseries! Bridget and producer Jane are going to be breaking down the show over the course of 4 episodes with special guests in each episode. This episode we're joined by our very own Shani, who was feeling some FOMO as Jane and Bridget…
 
The title, cover, and description of this book got us! We were super excited to dip into this book and were so shocked when the second male MC showed up halfway through the book! This week we get into story structure, why stuffing too many plots in doesn't work, and how we felt hoodwinked by the ending. Plus, some steamy scenes, how to make a great…
 
This interview is NSFW kids, so buckle the fuck up! Avril Ashton is an indie author who writes super dark, super hot twisted dark romances, many of them MM! We got super into allll the dark and taboo elements of these books, including how to have your MCs come back from torturing each other! Avril was a dream guest and was so forthright and funny. …
 
Indie dark romance Love the Sinner by Avril Ashton was incredibly hot! Detective Gabriel falls in love with gang leader Angelo and they start a secret love affair. Gabriel has never felt this way about another man, and Angelo is in the closet with his gang members. There is a lot of intrigue and frankly a few crazy story elements, but one thing Avr…
 
This book was steamy AF with some of the hottest scenes we've reviewed on the podcast so far! #yourewelcome We dove deep down the rabbit hole, discussing their experiences with people who make up stories, as well as their wildest sexual escapades with their exes, from finding cum stains in unusual places, having non-stop sex over a long weekend, an…
 
We tots were hoping this book was going to be dark as fuckkkkk. But surprisingly our boy Pestilence ended up being a shy virgin?! We had THOUGHTS! Read Pestilence on Kindle Unlimited. 30 day free trial of Kindle Unlimited. *** Leave us a rating and review on Itunes *** A lot of additional listening on Patreon! Free 30 day Audible Trial to read like…
 
Dark romance author Pepper Winters is here today to talk about us about tiny horses!! And also writing romance novels with lots of taboo. Pepper is the author of Goddess Isles and Dollar Series and Tears of Tess, which we covered earlier this season, and in this episode, she breaks down taboos and shares with us her creative writing process. She gi…
 
While Shani’s favorite dark romance to date in the season… this one may have had a little too much suspense and intrigue for her! Bridget, of course, was in heaven! Do you share Shani’s take or do you think there’s so much more to the book than that? Join in and share your thoughts! Read Corrupt on Kindle Unlimited. 30 day free trial of Kindle Unli…
 
What do you make of a book where a character falls in love with her abuser? In this episode, Shani and Bridget dive deep into the novel while uncovering this different and rather controversial dark romance genre—bully romance. As the title suggests, B.B. Reid’s book depicts the story of an angsty teenage boy inflicting fear on the main character wh…
 
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