Ep. 9 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. She has two brilliant recent releases: A Hope Divided and Hamilton’s Battalion. We discuss how Hamilton’s Battalion came about, her powerful The Loyal League series, and her writing process–as well as why she no longer drinks martinis! We love her thoughts on why a Happily Ever After is important.

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The first book from her Reluctant Royals series, A Princess in Theory, sounds fantastic and comes out on 2/28! You can read an excerpt in Cosmopolitan.

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*Books and sites mentioned in this episode:

Hamilton’s Battalion by Courtney Milan, Alyssa Cole, and Rose Lerner

An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

A Hope Divided by Alyssa Cole

Be Not Afraid by Alyssa Cole

Talk Sweetly to Me by Courtney Milan

Beauty Awakened by Anne Rice

Literotica.com (NSFW)


A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught

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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.

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