Romance isn’t Dead
Episode 26: Pride & Prejudice heads to the movies

Episode 26: Pride & Prejudice heads to the movies

September 29, 2019

It's a special episode this week, in aid of #InternationalPodcastDay (Mon 30/9).

Yes, we're looking at the classic Pride & Prejudice again, but this time we're off to the movies. Raye looks at one of her favourites, Bollywood's Bride and Prejudice, while Sally takes on the more traditional 2005 Kiera Knightley version. So, what did we think? And who did we bring along for the ride?

Episode 25: Aliens, dinosaurs and dust bunnies, oh my!

Episode 25: Aliens, dinosaurs and dust bunnies, oh my!

September 22, 2019

This week we've taken a step into the paranormal, with a bit of sci-fi tossed in for good luck. We're talking about the fifth in Jayne Castle's Rainshadow Island novels, Siren's Call. So, what did we think of this? Sally has read some of the books, Raye has read none, so where does this one fall in the spectrum? Is it 'yay' or 'nay'?

Episode 24: Presenting…the first, the original, the only…Mr Darcy

Episode 24: Presenting…the first, the original, the only…Mr Darcy

September 8, 2019

This week we've turned to the classics. Yes, we're looking at the original romantic hero. Whether you know him from the BBC drama, the 2005 movie, or just remember he was a character in Bridget Jones...Fitzwilliam Darcy has earned his place as a romantic hero!

And this week, Pride and Prejudice is our focus, though we promise we don't go all lit-crit!

Episode 23: Wherein we really do discuss “Whitney, My Love”

Episode 23: Wherein we really do discuss “Whitney, My Love”

August 25, 2019

First, there was Jennifer and Royce. Now, we have Whitney and Clayton. Sure, the names are less than traditional, and the stories are incredibly similar, but we wanted to take some time to talk about Judith McNaught's seminal work, "Whitney, My Love". So, here it is...

Episode 22: I’m a half-fae girl…in a mortal world

Episode 22: I’m a half-fae girl…in a mortal world

August 11, 2019

If you're now humming 'Barbie Girl' by Aqua then I sort of apologise...

This week's episode is all about the first in The Iron Fae series by Julie Kagawa. A YA romance published by Harlequin Teens in the US, it's supernatural, includes familiar characters from Midsummer Night's Dream and fae mythology. If you love that, then you'll love this.

Listen to the latest episode to find out what we thought.

Episode 21: In which we come of age

Episode 21: In which we come of age

July 28, 2019

21 today...21 today...we've got the key to the door...

We've been talking about it for a while! Wolves, rain, empaths...yes, this week we're talking about the latest in the psy-changeling series by Nalini Singh, Wolf Rain.

Also, our next book is a YA, the first in a series all about the fey, The Iron King by Julie Kagawa.

Episode 20: This is not “Whitney, My Love”

Episode 20: This is not “Whitney, My Love”

July 14, 2019

This time we're talking about the 1989 book, A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught...

We talk historical accuracy, character development and everything in between. Find out what we thought and listen to us chatter a lot about loads of different things romantic.

Episode 19: Welcome to the Bar Cynster

Episode 19: Welcome to the Bar Cynster

June 30, 2019

At the Bar Cynster marriage is to be avoided, but once they meet their soulmates - the ones born just for them - they are doomed. 

This week we are talking about the first Cynster novel by Stephanie Laurens, Devil's Bride

We also get a bit distracted, with talk of weather and other books!

Episode 18: The ties that bind us together…soulmates

Episode 18: The ties that bind us together…soulmates

June 16, 2019

Whether it's a red thread, the Force, or writing on your skin...we all search for ours. Soulmates...can anyone say they didn't dream, at some point, of finding theirs?

This week, the soulmate trope, in many guises, is our topic...how much do you love it?

Episode 17: Me Before You…The truth and nothing but!

Episode 17: Me Before You…The truth and nothing but!

June 2, 2019

This week we're reviewing Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. While it's one Raye likes, Sally is relieved that it's one she reserved at the library. Hence, it's the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth...