When In Romance

Hosted ByTrisha Brown & Jessica Pryde

When In Romance is a biweekly romance podcast dedicated to romance novel news, enthusiasm, and romance book recommendations from Book Riot!

E39: The Beginning of a New Destiny

Jess and Trisha are delighted about a new award for excellence in romance fiction, discouraged by some publishing news, and thinking about how tragedy in a romance can impact the “happily” in an HEA.

This episode is sponsored byLibro.fm audiobooks,The Rogue to Ruinby Vivienne Lorret, andMom’s Perfect Boyfriendby Crystal Hemmingway.

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Get excited forThe Great Big Romance Readfrom The Ripped Bodice! We’ll discussThe Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanicsby Olivia Waite on Sept 23, so feel free to send us your thoughts about it between now and then!

And thenget excitedabout theRipped Bodice Awards for Excellence in Romantic Fiction!

ThisHarlequin/Carina Press newsis less exciting, and here’sAngela James’ farewellto Carina.

And some people are pretty frustrated aboutthis Entangled Publishing newsas well. (If you need a reminder about book stuffing, we talked about it last year in Episode 17, “Look How We Accidentally Recommended All the Strippers.”)

Less Than Three Press is also closingbecause this week is full of publishing bummers.

And here’s the list of50 Must Read Romances from the 2010sthat we talked about.


The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanicsby Olivia Waite

Desire and the Deep Blue Seaby Olivia Dade

The Perfect Dateby Evelyn Lozada with Holly Lorincz

Her Other Secretby HelenKay Dimon

Let us know what you think of the new Ripped Bodice Awards and tragedy in romance, and what your favorite romances of the last decade are! As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com) or you can still catch us attrisha@riotnewmedia.comandjessica@riotnewmedia.com. You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).

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