Month: November 2017

Ep. 3 Maureen Lee Lenker: EW’s New Romance Columnist

15060606_maureen_lenker-035 (1) (2)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 for a living. We’re looking forward to checking back in with Maureen next year to see how the column has grown!

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You can keep up with Maureen by following her on Twitter or Instagram! Here’s her November column for Entertainment Weekly. You can also follow The Wicked Wallflowers Club on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook–and if you’re enjoying the show, be sure to subscribe on iTunes!

*Books mentioned in this episode:

Wilde in Love by Eloisa James

When We Were Gods by Colin Falconer

Ransom My Heart by Meg Cabot (writing as Princess Mia Thermopolis of Genovia)

Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

Much Ado About You by Eloisa James

Temptations Of A Wallflower by Eva Leigh

A Rogue By Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean

Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

Then Comes Winter ed. by Christina Boyd

Hot Holiday Reads, Vol. 2: Christmas Nookies, ed. by Tricia Skinner, Story by Maureen Lee: “From Keats, With Love”

A Hope Divided by Alyssa Cole

Wrong To Need You by Alisha Rai

Hate To Want You by Alisha Rai

Duke of Desire by Elizabeth Hoyt

NY Times article

*The above links will take you to The Ripped Bodice website where you have the option to purchase the print books from the only exclusively romance bookstore in the US. We love them–please consider showing your support to such a wonderful small business! If you’re in the LA area, definitely go and visit the store–it’s magical!

Special thanks to our Editor, Chris Willett!

Ep. 2 Firsts and Favorites

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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 pick just one!

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Or you can download the episode on iTunes.

*Books we mentioned in this episode:

The Scarlett Letters: My Secret Year of Men in an LA Dungeon by Jenny Nordbak

Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole

Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning

Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole

Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas

*The above links will take you to The Ripped Bodice website where you have the option to purchase the print books from the only exclusively romance bookstore in the US. We love them–please consider showing your support to such a wonderful small business! If you’re in the LA area, definitely go and visit the store–it’s magical!

Special thanks to our Editor, Chris Willett!

Some music for this episode provided by Free Music Archive under Creative Commons Licensing. “She’s a Gift” is composed by Borrtex and “Private Hurricane (Instrumental Version)” is composed by Josh Woodward. 

Ep. 1 Welcome to the Club

IMG_6516Welcome to The Wicked Wallflowers Club! This is our first episode that will give you a quick overview of who we are and where we’ll be going with the show. We are two authors who read, write, and love everything about the romance genre. We celebrate female empowerment and sex positivity.


Download the episode and subscribe to the show on iTunes.

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 feel any shame or embarassment talking about what you read? 

We hope you’ll join our club and listen to future episodes! You can keep up with us by subscribing to the show on iTunes or following us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

The books mentioned in this episode are:

The Scarlett Letters: My Secret Year of Men in an LA Dungeon by Jenny Nordbak

Sweet Ruin by Kresley Cole (naughty passage #1)

The Professional by Kresley Cole (naughty passage #2)

*The above links will take you to The Ripped Bodice website where you have the option to purchase the print books from the only exclusively romance bookstore in the US. We love them–please consider showing your support to such a wonderful small business!

We also mentioned SmartBitchesTrashyBooks.com a great blog all about romance.