Romance isn’t Dead
Episode 31: Farewell 2019

Episode 31: Farewell 2019

December 29, 2019

In our last episode of this decade, we take a chance to look at the first book in the Argeneau series (vampire novels) by Lynsay Sands, say thank you to all our listeners for going through our first year with us, and talk about the general stuff in life.

So farewell 2019, and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020 to all our listeners.

Episode 30: Romance goes to the winter movies

Episode 30: Romance goes to the winter movies

December 22, 2019

This week we're all getting ready for the festive season, so we thought it only appropriate to talk about two of our favourite winter movies. While You Were Sleeping and The Holiday. We talk about why we love them what is romantic about them and hopefully will encourage you to watch if you haven't already seen. We'd also like to take this opportunity to wish you a wonderful Festive season, no matter what you're doing.

Episode 29: When no means I don’t want to read this…

Episode 29: When no means I don’t want to read this…

December 8, 2019

This week we picked up another book by Catherine Coulter. If you listened to episode 27 you will remember we said that Coulter is a good writer, her characters are well created, the story progressed well (though there were a few bits that were unnecessary) and overall, we enjoyed the book. This week we looked at a later book by the same author, Night Fire, and let's just say...if we were grading newts, this would be a T for Troll...

Episode 28: The writer has it…

Episode 28: The writer has it…

November 24, 2019

This week it's all about writing. With it being November we felt it only appropriate to talk about our own experiences, especially as Raye has been daft enough to sign up for NaNo again! Of course, writing isn't all fun and games, as anyone who has desperately been cursing their vanishing muse will be well aware...So, how do you do it?

Episode 27: The Unwanted Bride

Episode 27: The Unwanted Bride

November 3, 2019

There are few things better for a romance reader than a well-written regency, and Coulter definitely gives us that.

The Sherbrooke Bride by Catherine Coulter is a wonderful introduction to a regency series about a strong family, with the tale of straight-laced and sensible Douglas and his rebellious young bride, Alexandra.

Oh, and we found our mojo, so expect some sass.

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.