Jess and Trisha are joined by special guest co-host Sarah MacLean, and the three of them discuss what might be “taboo” in romance; what should definitely be off-limit in romance (spoiler alert: it is still Nazis and it will always be Nazis); and recommend some great romances with LGBTQA+ characters for Pride Month.
Plus! Book Riot is giving away a $500 gift card to the bookstore of your choice! Go to bookriot.com/bookstore500 before June 21 to enter.
Also, you should probably grab a copy of Sarah’s new book Wicked and the Wallflower.
News and whatnot:
Suleikha Snyder can offer you a pithy explanation of the most recent ridiculous Nazi romance situation.
Cat Sebastian also has some very on point thoughts about Nazi romance.
Plus, why not connect you with those Frolic horoscopes we kept talking about?
And if you’re in the greater Brooklyn area, go visit Word, Sarah’s local bookstore.
But mostly, we talked about books…
Books Discussed (in general conversation)
Asking For It by Lilah Pace
Hard Way by Katie Porter
Craving Flight by Tamsen Parker
Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard
The Professor by Charlotte Stein
A Gentleman in the Street by Alisha Rai
Sordid by Nikki Sloane
The Devil’s Submission by Nicola Davidson
Priest by Sierra Simone
Books Discussed (specific recommendations of books with LBTQA+ characters)
Cinnamon Blade by Shira Glassman
Briarley by Aster Glenn Gray
Autumn by Cole McCade
Treasure by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Syncopation by Anna Zabo
My Lady’s Lover by Nicola Davidson
In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish
Riven by Roan Parrish
Thaw by Elyse Springer
His Convenient Husband by Robin Covington
For Real by Alexis Hall
Send us your recommendations for romances with queer characters! Sarah is on Twitter (@sarahmaclean) and Instagram (also @sarahmaclean) and as always, you can find us on email (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com), Twitter (@jessisreading and @trisha_reads), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).