2011 at 5am Posted by Rebecca Joines Schinsky
So, I’ve been testing the waters of romance and erotica (literally—this book is waterproof. Those are bubble bath bubbles!), and the latest episode of the Bookrageous podcast got my TBR list all kinds of hot and bothered.
Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books and romance/erotica writer Rachel Kramer Bussel joined Jenn and me for an awesome discussion of naughty books. And if you don’t think romance and erotica are for you, let us try to convince you. Also: double entrendres abound!
Listen, enjoy, subscribe, and share your favorite frisky books in the comments. Show notes (with links to all books discussed) after the jump.
Bookrageous Episode 16; Read More Sexy Books
Intro Music; Glory Hallelujah – Brian Wright
What We’re Reading
[1:35] Feynman, Ottaviani & Myrick
[2:26] The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
[2:54] War & Peace, Tolstoy
[4:31] Say Her Name, Francisco Goldman
[5:02] The Internet is a Playground, David Thorne
[6:07] Local, Brian Wood
[6:16] Aqua Erotica, edited by Mary Anne Mohanraj
[7:17] Going Gray, Anne Kreamer
[8:24] Big Sex, Little Death, Susie Bright
[8:50] Lost and Found, Geneen Roth
[9:41] Sweet Valley Confidential, Francine Pascal
[10:13] The Carrie Diaries, Candace Bushnell
[10:43] Unsolicited Novella
[13:00] The Winter Sea, Susanna Kearsley
[14:36] Reading Habits Digression: Spreadsheets, Notebooks, Stacks, Oh My!
Break Music; (This is Not a) Love Song – Nouvelle Vague
Read More Sexy Books
[20:56] Rebecca is in romance/erotica rehab
[21:55] Bet Me, Jennifer Crusie
[22:13] Maybe This Time, Jennifer Crusie
[22:57] Aqua Erotica
[24:56] Starf*cker, edited by Shar Rednour
[29:31] Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels, edited by Sarah Wendell
[32:56] Jenn complains about virgin widows, and also romance tropes
[34:12] Happy endings & how romance novels are like legal briefs
[34:26] Scott Pomfret
[35:45] Loretta Chase
[40:10] Rereading: Y/N?
[41:45] Rebecca doesn’t always want a happy ending
[44:02] Prelude to a Scandal, Delilah Marvelle
[45:22] Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord, Sarah MacLean
[47:18] Nalini Singh
[48:38] Psy/Changeling series
[49:35] Guild Hunter (archangels) series
[50:24] Kushiel’s Dart, Jacqueline Carey
[51:48] What is erotica, anyway?
[52:35] Addition, Toni Jordan
[53:35] Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, Guo Xiaolu
[54:56] The “magic tunnel”/muff debacle
[58:55] The Naked Edge, Pamela Clare
Outro Music; Glory Hallelujah – Brian Wright
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