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Articles / November 15, 2019

The transcript for Podcast 377. Finding the Story: A Conversation with Kennedy Ryan has been posted! This podcast transcript was handcrafted with meticulous skill by Garlic Knitter. Many thanks. ❤ Click here to subscribe to The Podcast →

The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen
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Articles / November 15, 2019

C+ The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle Jensen August 13, 2019 · CLA Science Fiction/Fantasy I keep reading books that are very hard for me to grade, because I have conflicting reactions to them. The Bridge Kingdom started out incredibly strong, but things that happened in the last 15% or so of the book soured the reading experience for me. The fact that I enjoyed the book quite a lot until that point made my disappointment even more intense. I’ve been a fan of Danielle L. Jensen since her debut novel, Stolen Songbird, which is about a beautiful songstress who is stolen away to live under a mountain with trolls and gets married to a very dreamy troll prince. I was squee-level excited when her Audible original fantasy novel for adults, The Bridge Kingdom, was released on Kindle earlier this year. (I’m not sure why, because I do like podcasts, but I don’t like audiobooks very much.) Since romance fantasy is not thick on the ground, I will Hoover up anything that even seems subgenre-adjacent. The marketing copy for this novel calls it a “fantasy romance,” but I don’t think that’s accurate. It’s definitely a fantasy novel with romantic elements as…

377. Finding the Story: A Conversation with Kennedy Ryan
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A Recorded during release week for The Kingmaker, her latest book, we are going behind the scenes with Kennedy Ryan to talk about the development of the cover art for her All the King’s Men duology, and the work the image does to represent the books inside. Ryan is also a journalist – since she was 17! – and we talk about how her experience with conducting interviews has influenced her research and her writing process. And of course, we talk about her latest books, which are releasing back to back. TW/CW: Mention of domestic violence, and the Ray Rice video, at 14:54-15:20. … Special note: Use coupon code “TRASHYBOOKS” for $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.com! … Music: https://www.purple-planet.com You can subscribe to Smart Podcast, Trashy Books at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you catch your favorite shows! Listen to the podcast → Read the transcript → Here are the books we discuss in this podcast: You can find Kennedy Ryan on her website, KennedyRyanWrites.com, and on Twitter @KennedyRWrites. We also mentioned: Cheekbone Beauty Revlon’s Black Cherry lipstick And a note from Kennedy:  One of the women I was interviewing sent a link to an article about Naelyn…