The Wicked Wallflowers Club
By Jenny Nordbak & Sarah Hawley
Welcome to The Wicked Wallflowers Club! We are two authors who read, write, and love everything about the romance genre. We celebrate female empowerment and sex positivity. Entertainment Weekly featured us on their "Must List" as "a compelling reminder of why the oft-dismissed genre is a real force in cultural conversations".
||Explicit19 - Kelly Bowen: A Duke in the Night||We're joined this week by Kelly Bowen who is the RITA award winning author of historical romance including her Lords of Worth series, A Season for Scandal series, and her new Devils of Dover series. We discuss her new release (A Duke in the Night), her||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18 - Grace Burrowes: A Rogue of Her Own||This week we're joined by Grace Burrowes, a NYT and USA Today Bestselling author of historical and contemporary romance. We talk about her new book, A Rogue of Her Own, how her experience as a child welfare lawyer impacts her writing, and how writer's b||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit17 - Jennifer Prokop: Representation in Romance||In this episode, we're joined by Jennifer Prokop, perhaps better known as @JenReadsRomance on Twitter. She's an avid romance reader and reviewer, and teaches middle school English, so she has a knack for breaking complex concepts down in a way that make||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16 - Jenny Holiday: One and Only||This week we’re joined by Jenny Holiday, a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and historical, gay and straight romance. We discuss her new release, One and Only, the epidemic of bridezillas, our theories on the romantic lives of Canadian ice||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15 - Cat Sebastian: It Takes Two to Tumble||In this episode we're joined by Cat Sebastian chatting about her latest book, It Takes Two to Tumble, and what we can expect from her next. We discuss everything from representation in romance novels to how they can help with Post Partum Depression.||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14 - Sir Rucifer: Pro Male Dominant||Need a break from all the horseshit this Valentine's Day? We give you, Sir Rucifer, a professional Dominant. He is a well respected BDSM lifestyle educator, performer, and private instructor. We were excited to get his insight into what it's really like||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13 - Jasmine Guillory: The Wedding Date||We're joined in this episode by debut author, Jasmine Guillory, who is as adorable as her "sexy gem of a novel", The Wedding Date.||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12 - Jennifer L. Armentrout: Moonlight Sins||We’re joined in this episode by Jennifer Armentrout. Jen is the #1 international and #1 New York Times bestselling author of over 40 books, including Wait for You, the Lux series, the Dark Elements series, and Til Death. In our interview we cover eve||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11 - Christine Feehan: Judgment Road||In this episode, we’re joined by #1 NYT Bestselling author Christine Feehan. We’re so excited to share it with you, but we need to acknowledge and apologize that this isn’t our normal audio quality. Technology can be wonderful, but this time the i||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10 - Rose Lerner: Lively St. Lemeston and Hamilton's Battalion||We're joined by historical romance author Rose Lerner to talk about her Lively St. Lemeston Regency series and her collaboration on Hamilton's Battalion. We discuss everything from the role of food to the role of religion in fiction, her writing process||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9 - Alyssa Cole: A Hope Divided and Hamilton's Battalion||We're joined this week by Alyssa Cole, the award winning author of contemporary, historical, and sci fi/fantasy romance. We discuss how Hamilton's Battalion came about, her powerful The Loyal League series, and her writing process--as well as why she no||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8 - Jayne Ann Krentz: Promise Not to Tell||Today’s guest is Jayne Ann Krentz who is the author of more than 50 New York Times bestsellers. She writes romantic suspense in three different worlds under three different names: Jayne Ann Krentz for contemporary, Jayne Castle for futuristic/paranor||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7 - Alisha Rai: Wrong to Need You||Alisha is the author of critically acclaimed contemporary and paranormal romance novels (and an attorney!). Her most recent book, Wrong to Need You, was just named one of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Romance Novels of 2017. We dig into her phenomenal||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6 - Christina Lauren: Roomies||Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The #1 international bestselling coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bests||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5 - Courtney Milan: Hamilton's Battalion||This week we're joined by Courtney Milan, an award-winning and bestselling author of historical and contemporary romance. Her most recent release, Hamilton's Battalion is a trio of short romances set during the Revolutionary War written with Alyssa Cole||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4 - Bea Koch: Owner of The Ripped Bodice||We're joined this week by Bea Koch of The Ripped Bodice. The Ripped Bodice is the only exclusively romance bookstore in America and a truly wonderful place. We talk about Bea's fascinating graduate degree in fashion history, her love of Early Modern Br||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3 - Maureen Lee Lenker: EW's New Romance Columnist||This week we interview Maureen Lee Lenker, writer of the monthly romance review column "Hot Stuff!" for Entertainment Weekly. We discuss our similar backgrounds, her relatively recent exposure to the genre, and what it's like to review romance novels fo||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2 - Firsts and Favorites||Happy Wicked Wednesday, Wallflowers! We're back talking about our firsts and our favorites. Do you remember your first exposure to the genre? Sarah and I dig into our wildly different first encounters and then explore some of our favorites. We couldn't||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWelcome to The Wicked Wallflowers Club||In this episode, we dig into (and dispel) some of the common misconceptions about romance and discuss how it has impacted our lives. We would love to hear from you too! What was your very first romance novel? Have you heard this nonsense before? Do you||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Fun, sexy, bookalicious!
Great start to a new podcast. The hosts are entertaining, and I'm excited to hear sex-positive discussions of romance novels. Can't wait for the author interviews!
Great start to an exciting new show! Audio is superb and both hosts are articulate and fun to listen to. Looking forward to seeing where they take it.
Accessible and Informative
The two hosts have an infectious excitement for the romance genre that can be appreciated by both current and potential romance fans alike. While the occasional references to existing romance novels certainly adds value to listeners in the romance community, new readers of the genre (like myself) will still have a lot of fun listening to this sex-positive, empowering podcast. I can't wait for more!
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