Nicole (they/any) is an ace/aro enby who is roommate to the Senior and Junior Editing Assistants (SAE/JAE). They compose music as HeartBeatArt Co and provide all the music for the podcast.
This fortnight we're discussing "The Broken Kingdoms", book two of "The Inheritance Trilogy" by N. K. Jemisin. This book contains frank and intimate portrayals of sex and sexuality. Book TW for body horror, massacre, genocide. Topic 1: Shiny - Suicidal Tendencies. Begins at (0:50), CW for suicide, self-harm, mention of cutting, death, murder. Topic 2: Oree - Kidnapping. Begins at (12:08), CW for kidnapping, ableism, indoctrination, threat of murder, loss of autonomy. Topic 3: Oree - Guilt / Body as a weapon. Begins at (25:03), CW for weapons, mention of sex, death, loss of autonomy, guilt. Spoiler-free recap and ratings: Begins at (39:07). --- If you'd like to make a monthly donation, please check us out on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/booksthatburn). You can check out Robin's written review of the book at Reviews That Burn. Music provided by HeartBeatArt and is used with permission. 
This fortnight we bring you “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms”, book one of "The Inheritance Trilogy" by N. K. Jemisin. This book contains frank and intimate portrayals of sex and sexuality, usually but not only between gods. Topic 1: Enslavement and Constraint. Begins at (1:30), CW for enslavement, incest mention, "one drop rule" mention, torture, death, description of magical disembowelment, visceral description of physical torture. Topic 2: Yeine - Ostracization, Isolation. Begins at (24:00), CW for ostracization, death, abandonment. Topic 3: Yeine - Atmosphere of Cruelty. Begins at (34:45), CW for description of physical magical disembowelment, animal cruelty example, murder. Spoiler-free recap and ratings: Begins at (46:00). --- If you'd like to make a monthly donation, please check us out on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/booksthatburn). You can check out Robin's written review of the book at Reviews That Burn. Music provided by HeartBeatArt and is used with permission. 
Please enjoy the spoiler-free (or at least spoiler-light) portion of our interview with author M. D. Neu. Timestamps are marked for the interview questions. Introductions (0:10) Personal history and brief overview of books written by M. D. Neu. (1:10) Do you consider your character’s physical description when writing how other characters treat them? (8:25) What is your approach to incorporating visible characters of color in your work?What do you do to make it go beyond social coding, or not? (10:15) When depicting types of queerness that are not your identity, do run them by members of those communities? (20:00) How does setting influence depictions of disabilities in your stories? (26:08) Do you have a favorite book written by someone else, and if so what makes it your favorite? (31:35) What is your favorite non-traumatic thing in any of your books? (34:00) Do you have any queer authors or authors of color whose work you’d like to shout out? (37:35) Where can our audience find you? (39:10) Outro (44:30) --- Check out M. D. Neu's website for more info about his writing. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, look up his Youtube channel, or check out his Goodreads profile. Major works by M. D. Neu discussed in this interview: "Contact", "Conviction", "TAD". --- If you'd like to make a monthly donation, please check us out on Patreon. Patrons at any level will receive part two of this two-part interview. You can find Robin's written reviews of Contact, Conviction, and TAD at Reviews that Burn. Music provided by HeartBeatArt and is used with permission. 
This fortnight we bring you our discussion of "Salamandastron", our highlight episode from the "Redwall" series by Brian Jacques. *Book TW for viral outbreak and quarantine, with fever. Topic 1: Epidemic - Dryditch Fever. Begins at (1:30), CW for plague, fear of death, child in danger, sickness, death. Topic 2: False accusation. Begins at (14:45), CW for child punishment, false accusation, murder, terrorizing others, threat of physical violence, weapons. Topic 3: Parent/child relationships. Begins at (24:30), CW for threats of murder, child abuse, verbal abuse, rage, descriptions of violence. Spoiler-free recap and ratings: Begins at (38:45). --- If you'd like to make a monthly donation, please check us out on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/booksthatburn). Patrons at any level will receive the bonus Epilogue episode for this book. You can check out Robin's written review of the book at Reviews That Burn. Music provided by HeartBeatArt and is used with permission. 
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Oct 20th, 1991
Episode Count
26
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
21 hours, 35 minutes