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63. Stopping, Buying, New Genres, and What We’re Reading

63. Stopping, Buying, New Genres, and What We’re Reading

This week’s podcast is a mix of topics. We talk about when we quit reading a book and why, and we discuss the price points of books and whether that influences our quitting – and our buying. We discuss New Adult as a permanent genre, and the similarities it shares to other established genres of romance. Plus we talk a bit about what we’re reading lately.

Here are some of the books we mention during the podcast:

Book Kit Rocha Beyond Shame Book Rock Chick - Kristen Ashley Book Cora Carmack - Losing It

Book Rachel Van Dyken - The Wager Book Rachel Vn Dyken The Bet Book Enraptured

Book The Flame Throwers Book Audrey Wait Robin Benway Book Until November - Aurora Rose Reynolds

Book Kelly Jamieson's Rhythm of Three Book Yarn Harlot Book The Kind of Friends We Used to Be - Frances O'Roark Dowell

Book Here Comes Trouble - Erin Kern Book Scandalous Holiday



The music you’re listening to was provided by Sassy Outwater. This is Caravan Palace, and this track is called “Cotton Heads,” from their album Panic in the USA, available at Amazon, iTunes, and wherever you like to buy music.


Book Unexpectedly Yours

This podcast is brought to you by InterMix, publishers of Jeannie Moon’s new contemporary Unexpectedly Yours.

Caroline Rossi needs to reinvent her life. Being a geotechnical engineer hasn’t exactly proved to be a guy magnet. She’s never really had the opportunity to let her hair down and have fun.

But when a chance encounter with her big sister’s brother-in-law—millionaire Josh Campbell—leads to a night of unexpected passion, Caroline starts engineering an arrangement that will give them both what they want. She can help Josh with an important real estate project and he can school her in the art of amour.

At first Josh balks—but there’s something irresistible about Caroline, something very different from the bombshells he usually dates.

Can the friends with benefits agreement really work? Or are Caroline and Josh playing a dangerous game that may end in heartbreak?

You can download Unexpectedly Yours wherever books are sold.






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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. library addict
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 14:33:41

    Jane, Sony sent an email with the credit balance to most (if not all) their customers a few weeks back. I tried to look on transaction history to see when the last time I added a gift card was, but it’s only showing the five most recent transactions for me which were all book purchases.

  2. Jane
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 15:35:08

    @library addict: Do you know why that was? Was it related to the agency pricing lawsuit? It was just bizarre. Here’s $45. Thanks.

  3. library addict
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 17:16:22

    It wasn’t money they added. It was just a reminder that “Hey, you have this balance at our store.”

    There’s some speculation on MobileRead that Sony is getting out of the book business totally in the US since the new T3 is not for sale here. But it’s just speculation. Since they are still selling tablets, laptops, and PCs which can all access the bookstore I’ll be surprised if they really close it as well.

    As for the settlements, I believe Sony is one of the storefronts that will be issuing checks rather than giving store credit.

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