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!

Listen on iTunes or click below…

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!

About the Author
Jenny Nordbak earned a B.A in Interdisciplinary Archaeology from the University of Southern California. After graduating, she spent two years leading a double life, working in healthcare construction by day, while secretly working as a Dominatrix at a dungeon in LA by night. Her memoir, The Scarlett Letters: My Secret Year of Men in an LA Dungeon (St. Martin’s Press, 2017), is a candid look into that time in her life. Jenny is an advocate for sex positivity and female empowerment. She writes the Stocks and Bondage column for Penthouse and has been featured as a sex expert on The Doctors. She contributes to Men’s Health and has appeared in numerous publications including Newsweek, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and Redbook. She is currently working on developing her memoir for TV and finishing her next book, a romance novel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.

Leave a Reply