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70 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
Could-be kissing with Paris Wynters
Paris Wynters is a thrill-seeking author who writes adrenaline-fueled romance that celebrated diverse characters. We talk about the importance of representation in romance and the importance of own voices, how writing sweet romance is more difficult than steamy, and how the internal struggles of the characters in romance turn her on (as a writer). We dissect a scene from the first book in her Navy SEALs of Little Creek series, Issued, and it may just be the steamiest excerpt I’ve read to date! Connect with Paris online:facebook.com/pariswynters instagram.com/pariswynters twitter.com/pariswynters www.pariswynters.com And check out the latest book in her Navy SEALs series Assigned.
83 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Winning Good Sex Awards with Christina Berry
Christina Berry joins me for Steam Scenes! We talk about vampire princes in four-poster beds, have a fascinating conversation about Cherokee Nation history, and dive into how romance novels give a voice to feminist issues. And I read an excerpt from her novel Up for Air so you know that brings the steam!Connect with Christina online: https://christinaberry.com https://www.instagram.com/authorchristinaberry/
74 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Plotting heists with Sloane Steele
Sloane Steele joins me and spills ALL the tea on book-to-TV adaptations. (Guess who liked the Virgin River Netflix series more than the book?) She shares how Nora Roberts was her gateway to romance, how the TV show Leverage inspired her to write a heist romance, and how writing sex in public doesn't phase her. And we talk about pre-writing with enneagrams because writing heists are hard!Connect with Sloane:www.SloaneSteele.comhttps://www.instagram.com/sloanesteeleauthor/ https://twitter.com/SSchroeder_ https://www.facebook.com/shannyn.schroeder And check out It Takes a Thief on Amazon
71 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Pet squirrels and phantom mares with Claire Marti
What does having a pet squirrel have to do with writing steamy scenes? Nothing! But Squeaky stole the show in this interview with Contemporary Romance writer Claire Marti. We laugh about ex-fiancés, she teaches me about Phantom Mares, and we discuss how a string of personal tragedies brought her to write Happily Ever Afters. Plus hear super-steamy excerpts from her novel The Wonder of You. Connect with Claire online: Website: www.clairemarti.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClaireMartiAuthor/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clairepmarti Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Claire-Marti/e/B01N9VOWLL Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8203678.Claire_Marti Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/claire-marti Romance Chicks Partypalooza: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1605836599714577 Check out The Wonder of You on Amazon.
73 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
First Times with Kilby Blades
Kilby Blades is this week’s guest! We have a fantastic (and topical) conversation about what it means to write feminist romance, genre expectations in women’s fiction vs romance, and how understanding food and food writing helped her write her steamy scenes. Plus we dig into Alpha and Beta heroes. And for the first time on the podcast, Kilby shares a First Time scene from her book The Art of Worship. Connect with Kilby online:https://www.kilbyblades.com/readersubscribe (Newsletter) · https://www.amazon.com/Kilby-Blades/e/B01N4770M0 (Amazon) https://www.facebook.com/groups/kilbyskorner/ (FB Reader Group) · http://www.facebook.com/kilbybladesauthor (FB Official Author Page) http://www.twitter.com/kilbyblades (Twitter) http://www.instagram.com/kilbyblades (Instagram) https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kilby-blades (BookBub) · https://www.goodreads.com/kilbyblades (Goodreads)
78 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Sex and mayhem with Renee Rocco
This episode’s steam talker is Renee Rocco. After a thirteen-year hiatus, Renee returned to romancelandia with Wraith, the first book in her gloriously sexy Masters of Mayhem series. We talk about ignoring the romance haters, taking time off to start her own romance imprint that was bought out by Harlequin, and writing at the intersection of sex and violence. She also shares some fun facts about she makes her husband squirm! Follow Renee online:https://reneerocco.com/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@reneeroccoauthorBookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/renee-roccoInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/reneeroccoauthor/
70 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Embracing Pleasure with Melonie Johnson
USA Today best-selling author Melonie Johnson, aka #thewritinglush, is this week’s guest! We talk about writing taboo topics, what it’s like to narrate your own books, and the impracticalities of having sex on a horse (or in a Papasan chair). Get your ears ready. This is a fun one! Find Melonie on the internet onWebsite: https://meloniejohnson.com/Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18305208.Melonie_Johnson BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/melonie-johnson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelonieWrites Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelonieJohnson Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meloniejohnson/ And on Instagram as The Writing Lush: https://www.instagram.com/thewritinglush/And don't forget to grab a copy of her latest book, Too Good To Be Real!
96 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Burying bodies with Bethany Bennett
Bethany Bennett admitted that she collects best friends and now I count myself as one of them! We talk about how the writer of a leprechaun alien story turned into the author of these wonderful, steamy historical romances. She also shares novel ways to burying bodies and we talk about how romance books helped heal her after an abusive marriage. So this episode comes with a major content warning, so please take care. This episode comes with a Content Warning. If you can handle discussions around abuse, this is an epic conversation about women reclaiming their pleasure through romance novels and writing Regency romance. Plus I learn what a French letter is! (Hint: And it’s not a French person with something to say.)Connect with Bethany online: Twitter: https://twitter.com/bethanyromance Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BethanyBennettHistoricalRomance Facebook reader group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bethanybennettshive Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19789823.Bethany_Bennett Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/bethany-bennett And grab a copy of Any Rogue Will Do on Amazon!
67 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Steamy Scots with Tabetha Waite
Want to know the Victorian cure for female hysteria? This week’s Steam Scenes guest Tabetha Waite tells us! Here’s a hint: it has to do with the way dildos were invented! Plus Tabetha fills me in on virginity and wife auctions. And I read steamy excerpts from “The Scot’s Bairn.” For more fun facts and loads of steam, listen in! Connect with Tabetha online:https://authortabethawaite.wixsite.com/romance https://www.facebook.com/TotallyTabetha/ http://www.twitter.com/@TotallyTabetha http://www.instagram.com/tabethawaite https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15485251.Tabetha_Waite https://www.bookbub.com/profile/tabetha-waite https://www.amazon.com/Tabetha-Waite/e/B01MS315YL https://www.tiktok.com/@tabethawaite http://www.linkedin.com/tabethawaite http://www.pinterest.com/tabethawaite Grab a copy of The Scot’s BairnOr her latest release The Harlot’s Hero
70 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Putting the steam in steampunk with Catherine Stein
Catherine Stein is this week’s guest on Steam Scenes! We nerd out on historical porn terminology, talk about how visual art inspires her writing (she even matches her character’s outfit color choices with their personality), and discuss how cos-play informs her steamy scenes. Plus, we discuss how happy endings in romance are subversive. And, I learn about Gaslamp fantasy! Connect with Cat online:Website: https://www.catsteinbooks.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catsteinbooks/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/catsteinbooks/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catsteinbooks/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/catsteinbooks/ Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/catherine-stein Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18369592.Catherine_Stein And grab her book A Shot to the Heart from her Sass and Steam series on Amazon.
79 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Lusting After Hollywood Hunks with Tracy Brody
This week, we welcome Tracy Brody to the show. The two-time Golden Heart Award-winner talks about writing steamy romantic suspense that features military heroes, how the TV show The Unit inspired her to write stories, and why inspirational romance shouldn’t omit the steam. We dig into a steamy scene from her book A Shot Worth Taking, from her Bad Karma Special Ops Series. Connect with Tracy online:https://www.amazon.com/Tracy-Brody/e/B083G9NHTL https://www.facebook.com/tracybrodyauthor https://www.instagram.com/tracybrodybooks/ https://www.bookbub.com/authors/tracy-brody https://www.tracybrody.com/
62 minutes | May 19, 2021
Counting Sex Scenes with Dylann Crush
Dylann Crush is on this episode of Steam Scenes! When Dylann joined her local writer’s group, the pastor’s wife encouraged her to add some steam to her very first romance. The door’s been wide open ever since. We talk about old flames, first times, and tons of happily ever afters! Tons of places to connect with Dylann online: https://www.facebook.com/dylanncrush https://www.facebook.com/groups/CrushinItCrew https://www.facebook.com/RomanceHappyHour https://www.facebook.com/groups/RomanceHappyHour https://www.facebook.com/RomanceChicks https://www.facebook.com/groups/romancechicks https://www.facebook.com/groups/2330868830503902 https://www.instagram.com/dylanncrush/ https://twitter.com/DylannCrush https://www.bookbub.com/authors/dylann-crush https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14433970.Dylann_Crush https://www.amazon.com/Dylann-Crush/e/B015LYG5TO https://www.pinterest.com/dylanncrush/ https://www.tiktok.com/@dylanncrush https://dylanncrush.com
80 minutes | May 5, 2021
Writing m/m with Beth Bolden
When Beth Bolden decided to write a sports romance without athletes as the main characters, she set her m/m romance career in motion. In this episode, Beth and I talk about transitioning genres within romance, the struggle of sticking to an outline, and writing a coming-out story. Then we get sexy with an excerpt from her rock star romance Hazardous Things.Hazardous Things is part of her Star Shadow Box Set, which is available on Amazon.Follow Beth online:FB: https://www.facebook.com/bethboldenauthor FB Reader's Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bethsboldest Instagram: http://instagram.com/bethboldenauthor Twitter: https://twitter.com/beth_bolden
81 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Multiple orgasms with Isabel Jolie
Isabel Jolie is on Steam Scenes! This episode is all about fumbling first times, multiple orgasms, and re-writing Stephen King to get Happily Ever Afters! Plus we take a nostalgia detour and talk about all those awesome 80s tween/teen romance novels. Connect with Isabel online: http://www.isabeljoliebooks.com https://www.instagram.com/isabeljoliebooks/ https://twitter.com/isabeljoliebook https://www.facebook.com/isabeljoliebooks You can grab a copy of Chasing Frost and her latest release Rogue Wave on Amazon.https://amzn.to/3dr0KeAhttps://amzn.to/32qGaVe
71 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
After care with L.B. Alexander
LB Alexander is back for another go! This time we take a very deep dive into the BDSM world: the research, the specificity, the act of writing trauma, writing consent, and how to keep our characters safe. Are you begging for more? Join us this coming Friday on Clubhouse, when L.B. and I host a live conversation on writing the steam bits! That’s at 11 am EST on the Clubhouse app.
73 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Stalking serial killers with Anna Bishop Barker
This week’s guest is Anna Bishop Barker! We’re digging into her steamy romantic suspense Faithful Peace. We talk about how romance books are a wonderful companion for happiness, why she wrote 5,000 words of foreplay, and the pressure of writing characters who have experienced severe trauma plus the fulfillment of giving those characters their happily ever after. Connect with Anna on:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annabishopbarkerauthor/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annabishopbarker/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mamabear7158 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16200327.Anna_Bishop_Barker Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ZKrmRl Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/anna-bishop-barker Newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/annabishopbarker Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RomanceWithAnEdge/ And grab your copy of Faithful Peace on Amazon
65 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Hot mercenaries and feisty girls with K.C. Bateman
Regency romance author K. C. Bateman is our guest! We talk about research rabbit holes, how every one of her books begins on her “wall of crazy,” and what to do when faced with shedding all those bloody layers. Find Kate online Author Website: https://www.kcbateman.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kcbatemanauthor/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/katebateman Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kc_bateman/ Join Kate’s FB reader Group 'Badasses In Bodices': http://bit.ly/JoinKatesBadasses Follow Kate Bateman on Bookbub: http://bit.ly/BookbubKateBateman Purchase The Princess and The Rogue: https://books2read.com/u/3GAl2a
67 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Reading Penthouse Forum with Emery Jacobs
Steam Scenes took a brief hiatus (sorry! book deadlines!), but we’re back with Emery Jacobs. When she got stymied writing her first intimate scene, she turned to Penthouse Forum for inspiration! We talk about reading our own cringy bits, writing angst without meaning to, and our characters can hurt our hearts a little. We can’t wait to light your ears on fire! You can find Emery online: BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/emery-jacobs Facebook Reader Group: http://bit.ly/ejbookbabes Facebook Author Page: www.facebook.com/emeryjacobsauthor Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/emeryjacobsauthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emery_jacobs Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ejacobswrites Website: https://www.emeryjacobs.com Newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/updatesfromemery Grab a copy of Undeniably His on Amazon.
65 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Supernatural sexy times with Genevieve Jack
USA Today bestselling author Genevieve Jack stops by Steam Scenes to whisk us off to the 17th Century Scottish Highlands on the wings of a sexy dragon shifter! Along the way, creating magical systems, how our Catholic upbringings influenced our storytelling, and we talk about happily ever afters that last for eternity. Plus, the intricacies of writing steamy shifter scenes. Yeah, it’s hot. Connect with Genevieve online:https://www.genevievejack.com/https://www.facebook.com/GenevieveJackAuthor https://www.instagram.com/authorgenevievejack
62 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Authentic sex with Nina Crespo
Nina Crespo is this week’s Steam Scenes guest and this ep is on fire! We talk about African American cowgirls, why the one-night stand is her favorite trope, writing sex scenes that fit the characters in each moment, and how romance gives us the happily ever after payoff we so desperately need. Nina’s latest book The Cowgirls Surprise Match came out yesterday! Snag a copy here.Find Nina online: Website: www.ninacrespo.com BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/nina-crespo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ninacrespowrites/ Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorNinaCrespo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ninacrespo21
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