Anglo-Filles Episode 15: There’s Gotta Be Some Waxed Man-titty In Here Somewhere

Welcome to Episode 15 of AngloFilles, wherein Les Filles are joined by Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books to discuss the romance genre!

(Just as a note: the conversation turns somewhat explicit at about 1:10 when we start discussing erotica. Just in case you’re listening at work or with a small child who might wonder out loud in an inopportune place what the deal with triceratops tongues is.)

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Sarah Wendell runs Smart Bitches Trashy Books, a romance review website that Reidan reviews for sometimes. She also has a podcast with Jane Litt, of Dear Author, called Dear Bitches Smart Authors, which everyone should listen to.

That infamous first review is here: Surrender to the Night, by Evelyn Rogers.

Authors we talked about:

Courtney Milan
Julie James
Victoria Dahl
Beverly Jenkins
Debbie Macomber
Sylvia Dayk
Seanan Maguire
Sarah Morgan
Theresa Romain
Sarah Maclean
Eloisa James
Delphine Dryden
Jacqueline Carey
C.L. Wilson
Lois McMaster Bujold
Helenkay Dimon

The Sapphires US Poster:

Dreamgirls Poster:

The Bodyguard Poster:

Dinosaur erotica is a thing.

Tousle Me, an absolutely brilliant sounding parody of the current trends in the Young Adult genre.

Other review websites to check out:

Dear Author
S&M’s Books Obsessions
Smexy Books
Ramblings on Romance

Have a happy holiday season, everyone! We’ll see you in 2014!

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3 Responses to Anglo-Filles Episode 15: There’s Gotta Be Some Waxed Man-titty In Here Somewhere

  1. Sabra

    I don’t know if you’d consider this book High Fantasy or just fantasy, but I quite enjoy Marion Zimmer-Bradley’s “The Mists of Avalon,” which is not only a complex, interesting book, but has many subplots revolving around the often complicated love lives of its characters. If you enjoy your medieval settings with a bit of magic, a bit of legend (Arthurian, in this instance), and with all the ingredients of a compelling, complex story, I think you (your husband?) will enjoy this story, if you haven’t read it already.

    I read this book in 6th grade, and finished it in about a week and a half. This, with the Historicals I read in my pre-teen years, was recommended and passed on to me by my mother.

    • Alina

      Ah, The Mists of Avalon, the seminal text of our adolescence. Meant a lot more to me until I find out, very recently, what a monster MZB was and then I wanted to burn the thing. I’m not going to type it up here (I don’t want certain words to be our search terms), but it’s part of her Wikipedia entry.

      • Sabra

        That’s just…wow. It is always heartbreaking when an author of a book that meant so much to you turns out to be The Literal Worst.

        It was one of the first High Fantasy novels I ever read, and one of the few that didn’t turn Morrigan/Morgan Le Fay into a so-called “evil sl*t,” which I greatly appreciated. It also didn’t treat the whole Christianity vs Avalon thing as a Good vs Evil thing, which made it appealing to my very “to each their own” sensibilities.

        Now, though…I am having one of those moments where I appreciate the book, and also mourn it, because I’m not going to be able to think about it without associating it to MZB.

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