Episode Summary

We share what we've been up to and what we've been reading with special guest, Maureen Lee Lenker. Bonus: hear all about our first kisses, both real life and on stage!

Episode Notes

We share what we've been up to and what we've been reading with special guest, Maureen Lee Lenker. Bonus: hear all about our first kisses, both real life and on stage!

Life Updates:

Sarah got an agent!  Jenny is back from the wilderness! Sarah is back from Guatamalan adventures! Recs we're looking for:

Sci fi/fantasy Enemies to lovers (of the saucy variety) Ancient or Renaissance historical fiction Books mentioned in this episode:

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (listen to our episode with Helen!)

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas

Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwaub

Fantasy Maureen loved pickpocket heroine from Victorian England Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean (listen to our episode with Sarah!)

Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLean

Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemison

American Queen by Sierra Simone

Only $.99 right now! Camelot retold as a  Best portrayal of BDSM in fiction that Jenny has read Priest by Sierra Simone

Hot Dom Priest Sexy BDSM Gloriously filthy and somehow spiritual at the same time A Storied Life by Leigh Kramer

High on our TBR pile "Weaving together grief and beauty, humor and romance...will make you rethink life, love, and loss." A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott

Gothic romance sexy priest The Forbidden Hearts Trilogy by Alisha Rai (listen to our episode with Alisha!)

Maureen loved the conclusion sexy, satisfying family drama Forbidden and Tempest by Beverly Jenkins

Historical Western series Often based on real historical figures Jenny is now binge reading all things Beverly Jenkins The Red by Tiffany Reisz

Art history based erotica  Da Vinci Code erotica! The Idea of You by Robinne Lee

39 year old heroine falls for 20 year old boy band member when she takes her preteen daughter to a meet and greet gorgeous exploration of ageism, madness of fame, the invisibility of "older" women, art world, and love.  Does not have an HEA.  Rec from Michelle Jenkins! My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan (listen to our episode with Julia!)

Maureen felt it was deeply authentic having experienced her own Oxford Year found it breathtaking Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broca

High school sweetheart authors who got engaged at The Ripped Bodice teenage girl who thinks she's always The Girl Before about her finding her self worth lots of Shakespeare  sex positive teen heroine Royals by Rachel Hawkins

YA with snarky, funny heroine her sister is getting married to Crown Prince of Scotland and she has to live there for the summer and learn etiquette Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce

About the Show

Welcome to The Wicked Wallflowers Club! We are two authors who read, write, and love everything about the romance genre. We celebrate female empowerment and sex positivity. Entertainment Weekly featured us on their "Must List" as "a compelling reminder of why the oft-dismissed genre is a real force in cultural conversations".