Month: December 2018

Ep. 58 Holiday Special with Tessa Dare, Joanna Shupe, Sarah MacLean, and Sophie Jordan

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We’re joined this week by four incredible authors who’ve all been guests in the past: Tessa Dare, Joanna Shupe, Sarah MacLean, and Sophie Jordan! They tell us about their stories from their holiday anthology, How the Dukes Stole Christmas, chat about some of their holiday traditions, and answer questions from our Great Holiday Debate 2018! If you want to weigh in on the debate, you can submit your votes here:WWC Great Holiday Debate 2018 Listener SurveyYou can check out How the Dukes Stole Christmas here! The audio book is now available as well!You can find their past episodes here: Thanks to everyone who has heeded our call from the Anniversary Episode and left us a review on iTunes (or wherever you listen!)—we appreciate it more than you know! Make sure you remember to shoot us an email (wickedwallflowersclub@gmail.com) to claim your reward(s)! If you haven’t done it yet, offer still stands!
  • A signed copy of Jenny’s book!
  • A custom limerick written about you by Sarah!
  • Name a character in Jenny’s column!
We’re also thrilled with our new Facebook group and loving being able to connect more with listeners, so if you haven’t joined yet, come be part of our Facebook club!Our first newletter will go out in December, so if you want to get it and haven’t signed up yet, you can do that HERE!
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About the Guests

Here are the links to each guest’s website where you can find info about their books, social media, and more!

Tessa Dare is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling American historical romance novelist. She has authored fifteen novels and novellas and created four different series. In 2012, she won the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for Best Regency Historical Romance for her book A Night to Surrender. Award-winning author JOANNA SHUPE has always loved history, ever since she saw her first Schoolhouse Rock cartoon. In 2013 she won Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart® Award for Best Historical.Joanna’s first Gilded Age historical novel, Magnate, was named one of the Best Books of 2016 by Publishers Weekly, and one of 2016′s top romances by The Washington Postand Kobo. The Washington Post named Joanna’s The Lady Hellion as one of 2015’s top five romance novels. New York Times, Washington Post & USA Today bestseller Sarah MacLean is the author of historical romance novels that have been translated into more than twenty languages, and winner of back-to-back RITA Awards for best historical romance from the Romance Writers of America.Sophie Jordan

Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she’s also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances.


Ep. 57 Emma Barry: Free Fall

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We’re joined this week by author Emma Barry who chats with us about the latest book in her historical astronauts series, Free Fall as well as the fan favorite from that series, Earth Bound. We discuss how she went from never having read a romance novel to writing and teaching about them in less than seven years and we have fun assigning Hogwarts houses to her characters! Thanks to everyone who has heeded our call from the Anniversary Episode and left us a review on iTunes (or wherever you listen!)—we appreciate it more than you know! Make sure you remember to shoot us an email (wickedwallflowersclub@gmail.com) to claim your reward(s)! If you haven’t done it yet, offer still stands!
      • A signed copy of Jenny’s book!
      • A custom limerick written about you by Sarah!
      • Name a character in Jenny’s column!
We’re also thrilled with our new Facebook group and loving being able to connect more with listeners, so if you haven’t joined yet, come be part of our Facebook club! Our first newletter will go out in December, so if you want to get it and haven’t signed up yet, you can do that HERE!

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Some highlights from our conversation include:
  • How Emma started reading romance after her twins were born
  • She thought she would only read one romance and picked the first one on the All About Romance List
  • How her astronauts series came about
  • Why the 60’s space race makes for such a compelling setting
  • Why punishing kisses are terrible
  • How not wanting to write her dissertation helped her to write romance instead
  • How the idea for Free Fall came about
  • Our complicated feelings about the surprise pregnancy trope
  • How Earth Bound came about
  • What Hogwarts houses her characters would be in and our thoughts on different pairings
  • What it’s like writing novels set in a political world when real life politics are madness
Books mentioned: You can find more about Emma Barry on her website or follow her on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook!