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!

E44: Spooky But Not Creepy

Jess and Trisha discuss how sexual content ratings could work in romance, talk about how to learn more about the history of romance and romance trailblazers, and recommend some romance you might want to read this autumn.

This episode is sponsored byBook Riot’s blind date with a book giveaway andNo Judgementby Meg Cabotfrom William Morrow Paperbacks.

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Learn more about romance history from theRWA’s Romance Trailblazers pageand from theLove Between the Covers Resource Guide.


Background and history on the romance genre:

Desert Passions: Orientalism and Romance Novelsby Hsu-Ming Teo

Dangerous Books for Girlsby Maya Rodale

A Natural History of the Romance Novelby Pamela Regis

Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of Romanceedited by Jayne Ann Krentz

Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches Guide to Romance Novelsby Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan

Everything I know About Love I Learned From Romance Novelsby Sarah Wendell

Romance Recs:

Perfect Rhythmby Jae

Mating the Huntressby Talia Hibbert

Goalie Interferenceby Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn

Suckerpunchby Elyse Springer

Halloween Booby Sarah Spade

The Winston Brothers Series by Penny Reid (the first book isTruth or Beard)

A Match Made for Thanksgivingby Jackie Lau

Tell us your thoughts on how to signal sexual content in romance, ways to learn about and appreciate trailblazers across romance history, and what you’re reading this season. 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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