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No. 32 Podcast: It’s all about the serial

Podcast time! This week, Jane and Sarah discuss serial fiction, whether it works for us as readers and why it’s a trend that’s happening now. We talk about what we’re reading and reviewing, plus the podcast begins with one of the best opening lines we’ve recorded yet.

Here are the books we discuss this week:

Neighbor From Hell - RL Mathewson

Tall Dark and Lonely - RL Mathewson

Because You are Mine - Beth Kery - Part IBecause You are Mine Part II - Beth Kery

At His Service - Delilah Fawkes

Dominated by the Billionarie I - Anything He Wants by Sara FawkesAnything He Wants 2 - Sara Fawkes

An Affair with Mr. Kennedy - Jillian StoneA Dangerous Liaison with Detective Lewis - Jillian StoneA Private Duel with Agent Gunn - Jillian StoneThe Seduction of Phaeton Black - Jillian Stone

Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft - Jody Gehrman

Defying the Prince - Sarah Morgan

Secrets of a Wedding Night - Valerie Bowman

Carla Neggers - Heron's Cove

Hearts of Darkness - Kira BradyHearts of Fire - Kira Brady

Riveted - Meljean Brook

This week’s music was provided by Sassy Outwater, and this track is called “Dragons,” by a Parisian group called Caravan Palace. You can find their album, “Caravan Palace,” on iTunes, and you can find the band on MySpace and Facebook.

Many huge thanks to Harlequin for sponsoring the podcast. They have things to tell you! Here’s one:

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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. Ros
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:03:48

    I listened yesterday and feel that this podcast needs to come with a very strong EWWWWWW warning for the first six minutes!

  2. Carolyne
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:52:52

    @Ros: Uh oh. I was going to listen to it anyway for the discussion of serials (which I’m in the minority of loving). But now I HAVE to tune in to find out what the EWWWWWW is about! ;)

  3. evie
    Sep 08, 2012 @ 11:53:32

    Coming late to the party just to add a title to Jane’s Period Fetish Files: The Temptation by Claudia Dane. It’s been years since I read it, but IIRC (and really, it’s an indication of my trauma that I remember so far back, since sometimes I can’t remember what I read last week) the heroine is forced to marry and her period arrives on her wedding day in answer to her prayers, preventing consummation. As a result, the hero becomes obsessed with her period. I’m all for earthiness–and you know, yay womanhood– but I remember my jaw dropping at some of the scenes.

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