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Articles / December 6, 2019

The transcript for Podcast 380. Tropes and Good Books are Eternal: A Snortlaugh with Angela James has been posted! This podcast transcript was handcrafted with meticulous skill by Garlic Knitter. Many thanks. ❤ Click here to subscribe to The Podcast →

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Articles / December 6, 2019

Donna of the writing team Kit Rocha has some unexpected medical needs, so the romance community has come together to raise money. The Feel Better bundle compiles over 20 authors and over 40 books, including: Tikka Chance On Me by Suleikha Snyder Be Not Afraid by Alyssa Cole The Duchess War by Courtney Milan The bundle is set up as a “pay what you can” model, with the minimum cost of the bundle starting at $10. The bundle comes in both epub and mobi formats. Get yourself some great books and help out a fellow romance writer/reader! … The Austen Playbook The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker is $1.99 for today only! Now staff reviewer, Catherine, wrote a guest review for this one and gave it an A: Grade: A, for Absolutely Delightful and Adorable and Also I read it twice in a row and then read it out loud to my husband. … In which experienced West End actress Freddy Carlton takes on an Austen-inspired play, a scandal at a country estate, an enthusiastic search for a passion outside of acting…and the (some people might say icy*) heart of London’s most feared theater critic. *if those people were being nice  Freddy Carlton knows she should…

My Fake Rake by Eva Leigh
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Articles / December 6, 2019

C+ My Fake Rake by Eva Leigh November 26, 2019 · Avon Historical: EuropeanRegencyRomance This book is kind of a weird read. I don’t mean that in a bad way. I think I mean it in a good way? It’s mostly charmingly bizarre. This book puts a lot of plates spinning in the air, and while some of them end up crashing to the ground and breaking, the show is fun while it lasts. The basic premise is that Grace and Sebastian are two scholarly nerds who are friends. Grace wants to attract the marital interest of another scholar, Mason Fredericks, who only thinks of Grace as a Professional Colleague and not a Hot Young Woman. (I, personally, have only ever encountered the opposite problem, wherein men in academia view me only as a Hot Person for Flirting With and not as a Real Scholar. #workplacesexism, amiright?) One day, when Sebastian takes off his glasses, Grace realizes that he is a GRADE-A HOTTIE and enlists him to help make Mason jealous by fake-courting her. Naturally, this involves giving Sebastian a makeover, to turn him into a “fake rake.” Shenanigans ensue. If you are bothered by the deployment of such ludicrous…

380. Tropes and Good Books are Eternal: A Snortlaugh with Angela James
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Today my guest is Editor and Digital Grandmaster Angela James. Angie and I have known each other for a long honking time – over 14 years, we think. So in between snort laughing and talking about friendship, we talk about her new editorial venture and business following the elimination of her position at Carina Press. If you’re curious about editing and how that process works, get ready to learn all the things. 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 Angela James at her website, AngelaJames.co. She’s on Twitter @AngelaJames, and on Instagram @AngelaJamesEditor. If you like the podcast, you can subscribe to our feed, or find us at iTunes. You can also find us on Stitcher, and Spotify, too. We also have a cool page for the podcast on iTunes. Thanks to our sponsors: Podcast → Transcript → More ways to sponsor: Sponsor us through Patreon! (What is Patreon?) What did you think of today’s episode? Got ideas? Suggestions? You can talk to us on…