What We Read This Summer (Part 1)

Welcome back, pals, for an episode we’ve sort of done before, but not really! To part the curtain a little bit on the podcast magic – sometimes we record ahead of schedule, so much so that when we don’t record for a bit, the reading recs can stack up. Which is where we’re at now! So, instead of talking about one shared thing, we’re bring you a TWO-PART, JAM-PACKED, ULTRA-REC extravaganza we’re calling ‘What We Read This Summer’. Part one is today, and we’ll each be recommending ten things, and then in a few weeks we’ll be back to recommend you ten more things. Each. That’s right. Get your TBRs ready!

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-02:14– Intro
  • 02:14-58:22 – Summer Reading Catchup
  • 58:22-1:00:12 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

MEDIA MENTIONS FROM TODAY’S EPISODE:

Kay’s Media Mentions

Chelsea’s Media Mentions

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Patreon $85 Bonus Episode: Fake Dating!

Thanks again to all of our wonderful patrons, we have a bonus episode featuring your chosen topic: fake dating! We want to apologize that we won’t have the full transcript concurrent with the audio going live. IRL scheduling difficulties meant Kay didn’t have a chance to finish everything up before she had to fly to the wilds of northern Idaho for family related shenanigans. We’ll have the transcript up as soon as possible when she’s back home.

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-1:44 – Intro
  • 1:44-16:53 – Current Reads
  • 16:53-45:41 – Fake Dating Recs
  • 45:41-47:37 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

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Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Welcome back, friends! This week we’re discussing the phenomenal new standalone fantasy novel Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. We’re also talking about our current reads, and Chelsea judges Kay hard for another nOTP rec.

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And, as always, we finish with what we have coming up next!

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-01:06 – Intro
  • 01:06-24:28 – Current Reads
  • 24:28-39:40 – Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
  • 39:40-43:15 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

MEDIA MENTIONS FROM TODAY’S EPISODE:

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A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole

We’re back this week with a fantastic contemporary romance from one of our forever faves, Alyssa Cole! A Duke by Default releases tomorrow, so be sure to pre-order and get your hands on it as soon as possible. We also talk about our current reads (watch out for Chelsea shrieking in horror at one of Kay’s recs, because nOTP) and what we’ve got coming up next.

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-02:01 – Intro
  • 02:01-27:50 – Current Reads
  • 27:50-43:29 – A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole
  • 43:29-44:57 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

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An Interview with Imperial Stout Author Layla Reyne

Kay was stuck adulting (cough, day job, cough), but Chelsea recently had the opportunity to sit down with Layla Reyne!

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They talk about Layla’s latest book, Imperial Stout, the first in her new Trouble Brewing series. The book will be out in e-book on July 23 and in paperback July 31! They also talk all things angsty and romantic suspense, fanfiction, and about great things they’ve been reading lately. You can find Layla at her websiteTwitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram.

PS if you notice some awkward transitions while Kay’s talking about Temeraire in our ‘current reads’ segment, it’s because Chelsea had to cut out about fifteen minutes of us babbling about various Peter Jackson related things. We’re so sorry. There was a lot of hysterical laughter.

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-01:54 – Intro
  • 01:54-20:19 – Current Reads
  • 20:19-59:39 – Interview with Layla Reyne
  •  59:39-01:02:14 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

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OUR NEXT EPISODE:

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

This week we’re discussing one of Kay’s all time favorite books, Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede, which was picked as a topic by our awesome patrons on Patreon! We also talk about our current reads, an exciting upcoming interview with romantic suspense author Layla Reyne, and go off on a long tangent about fandom and fannish-influenced media.

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-01:00 – Intro
  • 01:00-29:19 – Current Reads
  • 29:19-40:21 – Dealing with Dragons
  • 40:21-46:00 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

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OUR NEXT EPISODE:

  • Episode 38 (July 16, 2018) An Interview with Layla Rayne (Imperial Stout)

An Interview with Sarah MacLean

And now, for something entirely different! We know we told y’all this week’s episode was going to be about Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede, but we have a very special surprise, instead. Don’t worry, we’ll still be giving you our Dealing with Dragons episode next time.

Kay was stuck adulting (cough, day job, cough), but Chelsea had the opportunity to sit down with New York Times bestselling romance novelist and Washington Post columnist Sarah MacLean.

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They talk about Sarah’s latest book, Wicked and the Wallflower, the first in her new Bareknuckle Bastards series, out June 19th. They also talk about recent goings on in Romancelandia, about Sarah’s writing process, and about all the great things they’ve been reading lately. We also talk about our current reads and what we’ve got coming up next.

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-02:12 – Intro
  • 02:12-24:22 – Current Reads
  • 24:22-01:17:48 – Interview with Sarah MacLean
  •  01:17:48-1:21:11 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

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