Deconstructing Damsels

Episode 21: A Duke By Default by Alyssa Cole

In this episode, Jessica breaks down what makes Portia one of the best characters of 2019. Alyssa Cole's amazing world building is also discussed. Meanwhile, listener Kerry Purvis discusses why representation matters via Twitter. Bonus poll: what do other listeners and readers think is Portia's top quality? Also what to expect for the next couple months.

Promo for Hot & Bothered.

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Episode 20: Mayhem, Missions, and Must Listens

Podcast host Jessica breaks down why Romance Writers of America is currently imploding and burning itself down. What #IStandWithCourtney really means. And how it will effect Deconstructing Damsels' mission of supporting women writer orgs that provide resources for ALL writers. Also discussed is the 2020 outlook for the podcast and 20 Must Listen podcasts around.

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2020 Podcast Must Listens

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Episode 19: A Pineapple in a Pine Tree by Eve Pendle

In this Christmasy episode, your host Jessica and her sidekick Sven unwind from travel and holiday preparations with a romantic novella by Eve Pindle. The subject? Regency romance, embroidery, exotic fruit and the warm glow of Christmas celebrations. Also: Some words on the ongoing trashfire at stately RWA manor.

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Episode 18: The Last Blackstone Dragon by Alicia Montgomery

In this Halloween episode, spookily-frequent guest Sven returns to discuss "The Last Blackstone Dragon" by Alicia Montgomery. Does this shifter romance deliver on the thrills or is it all chills? Also in this episode: Brief, but overdue thoughts on representation, shout-outs to awesome Patrons and more!

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Episode 17: Bury the Hatchet

Deconstructing Damsels returns with a hockey romance. But can Catherine Gayle successfully unite hockey, reality TV, family drama and romance? Or does this shot hit the goalpost? Also: An overdue update on the state of the pod, a shout-out for my very first patron and promos for Rebel Girls Book Club and Book of Lies.

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The State of Things: May 2019 Edition

In this episode, host Jessica discusses the state of things and why delays of recording and who won the contest for Tempest. Throw in a few recs (books and hashtags) and some promos and it's a tiny episode indeed.

Contest Winner: Kelly Reynolds from Boobies and Noobies [https://boobiepodcast.podbean.com/]

Hashtag Joy: Romance Sparks Joy! [http://www.romancesparksjoy.com/]

RomBkLove [www.anacoqui.com/rombklove/]

Must Read List: Mayday by Olivia Dade Defying Convention by Cecil Wilde Briarley by Aster Glenn Gray Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep

Promos for: Moive Geek and Proud [https://mgppodcast.podbean.com/] Unassigned Reading [http://unassignedreadingpod.com] Her Head In Films [https://herheadinfilms.com/]

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Episode 16: Tempest by Beverly Jenkins

What happens when a black woman with strong roots moves to the Wymoing territory for the chance at love? And what happens when she faces Paradise's bigoted side? Can Dr. Colton Lee help her adjust?

Other topics include the RITAs, RWA, how the RWA conference gave me proof to send to the other side of my own love story, and a special announcement.

Featured Podcast: Frisky History

Featured Promo: Explain To Me

Shout-Outs: Learning the Tropes Tessa Dare HeatherReadsRom

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Episode 15: Baking For Keeps by Jessica Gilmore

It's Pi Day so let's bake a few desserts in a Bachelor Bake Off. Lacey's got some terrible abilities with cooking utensils and Zac's got a few too many ghosts to chase away. So what happens when they find themselves with a private bet that turns a public?

Featured Podcast:What You Will

Featured Promo:Not Your Little Lady

Shout-outs: #Ladypodsquad , Mouse & Weens

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Bonus episode 01: Valentimes

Host Jessica and frequent guest Sven talk about their long-distance romance and what makes the other person awesome in a supersized Valentine's bonus episode. But what's a Frogina?

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Ep. 14: Married to the Viscount by Sabrina Jeffries

Why count?

Abigail Mercer finds herself at the mercy of Viscount Ravenswood aka Spencer Law. Spencer finds Aby's American sensibilities refreshing until he's forced to adjust to his new Viscountess. What happens when an independent woman doesn't bow before aristocratic society? And what happens when a Viscount has to re-evaluate every life assumption?

Featured Podcast: N.R.I. Woman Twitter

Featured Promo: Happily Ever Aftermath Twitter

Shout-Outs: Learning the Tropes & Heaving Bosoms

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