If you’re queuing up podcasts for travel journeys, I hope you’ll add this one, as it’s immediately one of my favorites. Alyssa Cole and I start off talking about her Audible Original, The AI Who Loved Me, which releases December 3, 2019, and the many things she put in her imaginary near future that are now coming true. We also talk a lot about burnout, the costs of working too much, gentrification, her upcoming action-thriller-romantic-comedy, and overcoming hesitation to promote your own work. There are some thoughtful, weighty topics in this episode, but we also laugh so much, and I hope this conversation is as uplifting and inspiring for you as it was for me.
Romance novelist Alyssa Cole joins the podcast to discuss Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh, which features emotional badasses. Also discussed: Using your Power. Systemic Oppression. Growing Your Circle. Sign up for the email newsletter on shelflovepodcast.com for bonus episode content!Guest InformationAuthor Alyssa ColeWebsiteTwitterInstagramNext release: The AI Who Loved Me - Audible Original out 12/3/2019Book PickWolf Rain by Nalini SinghNalini Singh's websiteContributorsBook recs by HannahHeartsRomanceLinksReview sites that review fairly and diversely:Love in PanelsWOC in RomanceGirl Have You ReadResources/Additional Reading or ListeningShondaland InterviewHBR Women at Work Podcast referenced: Sisterhood is Scarce at WorkSunny Lee-Goodman interview on Smart Podcast Trashy Books (Grow Your Circle)Alyssa's speech at RWA Librarians Day Luncheon (2019) - RWA PodcastBook RecommendationsEmotional BadassesXeni by Rebekah WeatherspoonLotus from Hook Shot by Kennedy RyanBlock Shot by Kennedy RyanFree from The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney MilanSebastian from The Countess Conspiracy by Courtney MilanAfter the Wedding by Courtney Milan
Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcasting platform — and while you’re there, please leave us a like or a review.We’re back in two weeks with Johanna Lindsey’s Gentle Rogue, set on a ship with a heroine-in-pants and a hero who really deserves everything she delivers him. Find it at: Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Apple Books, or at your local Independent Bookstore!Show Notes- Ultra-marathoners really do suck down energy gel out there! Soylent Green is people, and therefore not someting Ultramarathoners consume during their races.- Sarah uses weird with love. In fact, she crowdsourced a great weird romance list yesterday on Twitter. Head over there to overload your TBR.- Robot girlfriends are a thing, I guess. But even more exciting is that Alyssa's audio for The AI Who Loved Me has some big time narrators!- Keanu Reeves in the Matrix has his own gel problem.- Sarah wrote a novella for a Christmas anthology with Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan & Joanna Shupe, How the Dukes Stole Christmas, that is newly out in paperback.- Alyssa mentioned a KDrama called Noble, My Love that has 15 minute episodes.- Ladyhawke is an 80s movie that honestly defies description, but lives on in our memories.