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The comedy podcast that unpacks the bananas world of romance novels.
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Ep. 78: The Secret Cupcake

Ep. 78: The Secret Cupcake

2021-09-2101:18:57

Strap in for the most problematic book Rachel and Margie have ever discussed. This week Margie tells Rachel all about Vow to Protect by J.L. Beck and Monica Corwin. A book full of kidnapping, questionable murder choices, and Mafia purges!Check out our Instagram  :  Twitter  :  Facebook  :  Goodreads  :   Website
What happens when interesting characters are thrown into a completely insane world? What happens when your boyfriend can give you a steady supply of drugs? What happens when those drugs are constantly shedding off of his...wings?! Nalini Singh's Angel's Blood is what happens! Listen in this week as Rachel tells Margie and Amanda (of the Disaster Girls Podcast) all about it!Check out our Instagram  :  Twitter  :  Facebook  :  Goodreads  :   Website
What's this? A second sci-fi romance?! Your Co-Host Margie takes Rachel back into the final frontier as she tells her all about Grace Goodwin's The First Starfighter! Because what's a good sci-fi romance without a complete breakdown of the laws of physics?Check out our Instagram  :  Twitter  :  Facebook  :  Goodreads  :   Website
This week, your co-hosts Rachel and Margie pose the question: how bad can a bad guy be? Turns out pretty bad! Rachel tells Margie all about Mary Jo Putney's, Silk and Shadows. Secondary question: How bad can a romance hero be?Check out our Instagram  :  Twitter  :  Facebook  :  Goodreads  :   Website
Ep. 74: The Worst Avatar

Ep. 74: The Worst Avatar

2021-07-2701:20:22

Grab your old-timey jungle hats and Khui-nine, we're going on a good old-fashioned space colonialism adventure. Your Co-host Margie is telling Rachel all about Ruby Dixon's Ice Planet Barbarians! Just in case you were wondering what all of this blue horned and horny alien hype was all about!Check out our Instagram  :  Twitter  :  Facebook  :  Goodreads  :   Website 
Ep. 73: We're All Horses

Ep. 73: We're All Horses

2021-07-1301:16:33

Your Co-Hosts Margie and Rachel are going back underground! Specifically to the Shifter underground! Listen in as Rachel tells Margie all about Bears Behaving Badly by Mary Janice Davidson! We all have whiplash from this one, so strap in!
Happy Pride!  Have you ever wanted to buy one of those sexy firefighter calendars? Okay but have you ever wished they were more gay? This week, we'll make all of your wished come true! Margie tells Rachel all about Damon Suede's Hot Head, and we discuss the finer points of the Olive Garden's fine dining experience!
Happy Pride Month! Your co-host Rachel is joined by Tiffany and Rebecca from The Ladies of Strange as they discuss Olivia Waite's, The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics. Science? Check. Feminism? Check. Gay? So many checks!
Ep. 70: Sweeney Clog

Ep. 70: Sweeney Clog

2021-06-0101:31:09

Your Co-hosts Rachel and Margie are back with some special guests! Margie tells Rachel and the folk of What the Horror about Night's Immortal Touch by Cheryln Jac. There's nothing like a good vampire romance novel to get back into the swing of things!
Due to some unforeseen circumstances, this week we are releasing one of our Patreon holiday specials for everyone to hear! We had an extremely fun time recording with our special guest. Please enjoy this little extra-sode! We will be back with a new episode on June 1
Ep. 69: Nice

Ep. 69: Nice

2021-05-0401:59:19

In honor of 69 dissected romance novels, Rachel and Margie tackle one of the most popular romance novels of all time, 50 Shades of Gray by E. L. James. It only took 69 episodes for Your Co-Host Rachel to break, but it finally happened
Ep. 68: Chronic Wet Disease

Ep. 68: Chronic Wet Disease

2021-04-2001:14:28

The folks at Harlequin Romance Novels are at it again! Margie and Rachel are unpacking the bananas plot of Susan Mallery's, Accidentally Yours. Because with money, anything is possible!
Have you ever wanted to sit down and have a conversation about smutty romance novels with a dad? Well don't worry, we did it for you! Your Co-hosts Rachel and Margie are joined by Mike and Darin of Irritable Dad Syndrome to discuss Cora Reilly's, Sweet Temptation
Ep. 65: Supplemental

Ep. 65: Supplemental

2021-03-2749:351

Due to some technical difficulties, our previous interview with author Lauren H. Mae was not released in its entirety. We were super fortunate to be able to record AGAIN with Lauren! Check out this awesome interview that was so much fun! Huge thanks to Lauren for sitting down with us again!
Ep. 66: Snacrifices

Ep. 66: Snacrifices

2021-03-2301:14:431

Your co-hosts Margie and Rachel are dipping into the wild world of non-romance romance novels! All of the marketing of a romance novel, with almost none of the love! Crazy right? Listen in as Margie tells Rachel all about Carrie Vaughn's, Kitty and the Midnight Hour!
Ep. 65: Gurl!

Ep. 65: Gurl!

2021-03-0901:10:411

This week, Margie and Rachel are going on vacation! To a great book! Listen in as Rachel tells Margie all about Lauren H. Mae's, The Catch. We're all about good communication,  consent, and character growth here at Textual Tension!
In a turn of events that shocked no one, Rachel and Margie picked similar books again! We're headed back to Medieval England again as Margie tells Rachel all about Virginia Henley's, The Dragon and the Jewel.  Who's ready for some serious misrepresentation of historical figures?
Ah Ye Olde Times. A whole bunch of terrible diseases, serfs that were basically slaves, and extremely questionable attitudes towards women. Romantic, right? Your co-hosts are going back in time and discussing Johanna Lindsey's, Defy Not the Heart. 
Ep. 62: A Moment of Healing

Ep. 62: A Moment of Healing

2021-01-2601:14:33

Who's ready to REALLY kick off 2021 on a high note? Margie is here for you with an incredibly wholesome listener recommendation! Listen in as she tells us all about The Flatshare, by Beth O'Leary. Our listeners just give us the BEST books!
It's finally here! What better way to kick off the new year than with an unprecedented crossover? Now what if that crossover were also a long awaited sequel to our ongoing Twilight series?! Your co-hosts Margie and Rachel are joined this week by The Ladies of Strange to talk all about Stephenie Meyer's New Moon! Get ready for a ride everyone!
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Larz Palmer

Is it considered proper form to self flagellate while listening to pre-emptively shorten one's time in purgatory after imbibing such wonderful and sinful salaciousness?

Jul 15th
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Kaykay Love

You guys should check out Sylvia day's book bared to you.

Apr 26th
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