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Shani and Bridget

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Hosts Bridget and Shani review romance novels and interview some of romance’s biggest authors exploring the breadth of the genre, the sex, diverse couplings, and taboo to create a safe space for listeners to learn, laugh, and pique their naughty curiosity. Expect 100% honest reviews, spontaneous singing, life lessons, indecent anecdotes, and bawdy humor.
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HOT DAMN!!!! We thought the Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang was going to be a fun, romantic jaunt, but in reality, it is a sexy, sexy thrill ride. Hear us as we wax poetic about our this pairing and the mixture of absolute dynamite sex scenes, with sweet sweet romance. Stella has Asperger's and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth c…
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Enjoy our interview with Pepper Winters. This was one of our first international interviews, and she was a delight. 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 earl…
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In Season 3 of "Bridgerton" on Netflix, the series continues to follow the romantic escapades of the Bridgerton family. This season focuses on the third eldest sibling, Benedict Bridgerton, and his quest for love and self-discovery. Amidst London's high society, Benedict grapples with his artistic ambitions and the pressures of finding a suitable m…
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Scarlett Peckham interview was a delight if you missed it! If you already listened to our review of The Duke I Tempted, the first book in this series, you may already be guessing that we are loving this author and series. Shani loves nothing more than some historical romance and some excellently written nitty gritty and Bridget was here for the qui…
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Katee Robert, as always, has the magic touch. Join us as we dive into our trope season, ready to go with a super steamy one right off the bat! Bridget and Shani are excited to get into the dad trope with a kinky tale of revenge and taboo romance. They talk about this “masturbators’ masterpiece,” sexy mind games, first crushes, and, of course, daddy…
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Dear gentle listeners it's been a while, but we are back in Julia Quinn's Bridgerton world. We decided before season 3 of the Netflix Bridgerton show aired, we would read Romancing Mr. Bridgerton. Well, color us surprised to realize this was NOT our favorite Bridgerton book! Bridget went on about 20 rants during this episode and we posited some tho…
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In honor of Katee Roberts' latest release, Blood on the Crimson Tide, let's take a stroll down memory lane to our wonderful interview with Katee! A queen of smut is in the house today! We're so excited to have Katee Robert on. She's quickly becoming one of Bridget's favorite romance authors and her books are beyond steamy! We had a wonderful time g…
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The Bridgerton review continues! Anthony can still get it. We’re back with part 2 of our Bridgerton review and we are raring to go. We talk about the upcoming Bridgerton prequel, Penelope’s future, “My Lord” vs. “Daddy”, predictions for future seasons, THE MOM SCENE, and the questionable editing choices. There’s also much to get into with the, mayb…
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Spoilers ahead. Rerelease of our review of Bridgerton Season 2 - episodes 1-4. Bridgerton season 2 is OUT, Shani is BACK...let's get it poppin' People have been going CRAZY for Kate and Anthony, and we’ve been on the Bridgerton boat for quite some time, so it’s time to discuss. First on the list: sex scenes and the lack thereof. We go through chemi…
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Rerelease of our review of the Duke and I by Julia Quinn! If you didn't catch our interview with Julia Quinn you can listen here. Shani was so excited to introduce Bridget to more historicals and the lovely land of the lauded Bridgerton family! You guys there were so many people who DID NOT like one of the main plot points of this book and we thoro…
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This interview took place in September before the date and trailer were dropped for S1 of Bridgerton on Netflix. It was released in October, 2 months before the fervor began. Enjoy! We certainly did, and a big shout out to Julia for sending us signed copies of her books :) What a delight. Shani was losing her ever-loving mind before this interview …
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We are so excited to have our first-ever repeat interview with the delightful, Evie Dunmore! Not only is she such a smokeshow (sorry Evie it had to be said!), but her debut novel, Bringing Down the Duke, was one of our favorite books so far on the podcast. And it felt so poetic to have her back for the 4th and final book in the series, The Gentlema…
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Y'all, or should I say dearest friends, we're about to embark on season 18 and we're heading into Shani's favorite land, historicals! We're starting with a delightful interview with Evie Dunmore (our first-ever repeat!), then heading into some Bridgeton goodness, and dabbling in the ton along the way. We hope you'll join us for it all! We'll have f…
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We are so excited to have Melissa Saavedra on our podcast! She is a Latina entrepreneur and ex-US Navy veteran. She is the founder of Steamy Lit, a romance book subscription service which includes three novels, a series of self-care items, and a vibrator in each box. We spoke to Melissa about the origin of The Steamy Lit Box. Melissa shares how des…
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Y'all it's time for another round-up of all things romance in this month's RAAG on Romance. Bridget talks about the books that she's been reading (thank you to all publishers for the copies!), Shani and Bridget talk about what TV they have been binging, and generally laugh and play their way through the episode. Special Thank You to Anna Lowe for s…
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New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Armentrout is on the podcast to talk about her latest YA Fantasy The Fire in the Flesh! This is book 3 in the Flesh and Fire Series. And you may not know, based on how wildly popular this and her Blood and Ash series have been in the last few years, but she started as a Romance author! Jennifer has writte…
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We're back with more delicious DarkHunters! Today we've got Sunshine and Talon giving us a lot of steam and some soul rebirth! We learned more about Acheron's past, met his long "dead" twin, and got more representation of different cultures including Native people with Sunshine and her ancestors. Sunshine was a grown woman, with goals, happy to get…
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If you haven't read today's author Elle M Drew's books you're missing out! What isn't to like about fat girls getting railed by the paranormal, as Elle's perfect tagline states. I had such a blast speaking to Elle at the beginning of the year. She is hilarious, forthright about her books' content and we had just the best time chatting about romance…
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Y'all Bridget had feelings about this one!! We read Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. Thank you Marta for recommending it, and sorry it did not hit the spot for us! If you wanna come and chat with us at Book Club about it, we are chatting Sunday at 6PM CT! ************** Wanna watch a movie with us? Join our Patreon and watch Red White & …
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Dear listeners, welcome to our new series RAAG on Romance! It is going to be a super fun monthly episode where we will talk about all the romance we are consuming in our lives. Books, TV, movies, real life, and just anything funny that is coming up in our lives! We hope you love it! Because of this, we'll have more time to make you content, run boo…
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Seriously?! Like have you seen the romance inside this romance novel? We read Lassiter by J.R. Ward, book 21 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. If you didn't know, we re-read books 1-11 on the podcast when we first started releasing books and... WTF IS HAPPENING?! We were not super optimistic going into the book, and we're sorry to say that we…
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We got the chance to interview romance author Emma Barry on the podcast! Full disclosure and an apology, this was supposed to be out this spring! But burnout and life got in the way, so we’re dropping this episode way behind schedule. This is a good thing for you though, because both Emma Barry books we talk about, Chick Magnet and Funny Guy, are b…
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We wanna thank our Patron Alesia for recommending this book to us! Always fun to get into some books with our friends. We had fun reading Red by S.j. Sanders. Also, make sure you don’t miss our hilarious chat about our sponsor Magic Mind. This go-go juice as Shani calls it has really helped us get our groove back after our hiatus! You can get 20% o…
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Catch Shani and I as we head back into the beautiful world of alien romance. Color us intrigued when it was a dothraki similar horde alien king that mates a human woman (le sigh, when will we be taken by aliens??). You can catch book 1 of the Horde Kings of Dakkar here. There are 6 books in the series, all of KU and audible! This is this month's bo…
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!! Join our monthly book club on Patreon at patreon.com/romanceataglance !! Y'all, we agree pretty frequently on this podcast on whether a book is good or not. We may not rate exactly the same, but rarely does a book come around that we are completely divided on! We're still on our Why Choose bullshit, and came across Pack Darling by Lola Rock, whi…
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