BONUS EP #MYFIRSTJENKINS

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“MY FIRST JENKINS”

Happy #JenkinsJuly! This week the entire RomBkPod team gathers to discuss their #MyFirstJenkins stories and preview upcoming #JenkinsJuly prompts

BONUS EP HOSTS

> ANA COQUI (she/her) A lifelong genre reader, Ana grew up reading fantasy, sci-fi & mystery novels in Puerto Rico, before finally wandering into the romance section of the library in search of HEA’s after bawling through one too many dystopian novels. When she is not reading, knitting, writing about romance for Love in Panels or running #RomBkLove on Twitter as @anacoqui, Ana is a school librarian

> DANIELLE (she/her) is the voice behind LoveReadListen.com where she writes about her adventures in reading romance, YA, and audiobooks. Danie has a passion for promoting Black Romance and can’t wait to share her favorites with you. When she’s not reading, Danie enjoys anime, cartoons, and hip-hop. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @DanieReads

> MEKA WHITE (she/her) is the voice behind BookAbility.me where she writes about her adventures in reading romance and being visually impaired. Meka loves pushing books and can’t wait to share her favorites with you. When she’s not reading, Meka also enjoys singing and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her guide dog, Treble. You can follow her on Twitter @Mektastic

> MELINDA UTENDORF (she/her) was that child reading Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley High books with a flashlight until 2 a.m. and checking out stacks of books from the library every week. After getting sick of ‘important’ books in her English degree classes, she turned to romance and HEAs and hasn’t looked back since. Melinda spends her time doing puzzles, listening to podcasts, and helping as admin for @RomanceSparksJoy. When she’s not busy with all of that, she’s a freelance editor or talking about books as @MelindaEdits

> SARAH JEAN (she/her) From the woods of Massachusetts, Sarah Jean has been reading queer romance for 12 years. She runs a queer book club called Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts (https://www.facebook.com/rainbowreadersmass/) that celebrates queer lives, joy, and empowerment through genre fiction. When not reading or listening to books Sarah is plotting her queer historical romances, cuddling with her cats, and planning her next adventure. Follow Sarah on Twitter @queer_reader

> SARAH JOHNSON (she/her) is a life-long reader with a passion for historical fiction and non-fiction. After having her first child, Sarah turned her attention to historical romance and is half-way to completing her collection of first edition Beverly Jenkins historicals. Sarah is the producer of RomBkPod, and you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @LustFoundReads


BONUS EP DISCUSSION

NOTE: This conversation was recorded in early-July during the 2020 Covid pandemic

> If you haven’t listened to RomBkPod’s interview with Beverly Jenkins, don’t delay!

Link: http://lustandfoundreads.com/rombkpod/bonus-ep-jenkinsjuly-ms-bev/

> Find the full list of #JenkinsJuly 2020 prompts here

Link: http://lustandfoundreads.com/rombkpod/jenkinsjuly-2020/

> Enter RomBkPod’s #MyFirstJenkins giveaway now!

Link: https://forms.gle/Xai6WZpZfmWUzajc6

> Title: Vivid

Author: Beverly Jenkins

Relation to theme: Melinda’s #MyFirstJenkins

Representation: Black author, Black MCs, cis het MCs

Content Warnings: past divorce, evil ex, infidelity, racism, sexism, gaslighting, gunfire, PTSD, past torture, past death of a parent, adoption, arson, stillbirth, death of a child due to medical malpractice, child kidnapping (resolved safely)

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1371130.Vivid

> Title: Tempest

Author: Beverly Jenkins

Relation to theme: Danie’s #MyFirst Jenkins

Representation: Black author, Black MCs, cis het MCs

Content Warnings: racism, sexism, gaslighting, injury by gunfire, past death of a spouse, family estrangement, attempted murder, depiction of Chinese labor exploitation

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35068495-tempest

> Title: Bring on the Blessings

Author: Beverly Jenkins

Relation to theme: Meka’s #MyFirstJenkins

Representation: Black author, Black MCs, cis het MCs

Content Warnings: divorce, evil ex, infidelity, foster system, adoption, racism, ageism

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3733459-bring-on-the-blessings

> Title: Rebel

Author: Beverly Jenkins

Relation to theme: Sarah Jean’s #MyFirstJenkins

Representation: Black author, Black MCs, cis het MCs, queer side characters

Content Warnings: racism, sexism, gaslighting, assault, arson, attempted murder, toxic family

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38135735-rebel

> Title: Forbidden

Author: Beverly Jenkins

Relation to theme: Ana’s #MyFirstJenkins

Representation: Black author, Black MCs, cis het MCs

Content Warnings: racism, sexism, gaslighting, kidnapping, assault, abandonment in the desert, attempted murder, secret identity, colorism

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25760151-forbidden

> Enter RomBkPod’s #MyFirstJenkins giveaway now!

Link: https://forms.gle/Xai6WZpZfmWUzajc6

> Find the full list of #JenkinsJuly 2020 prompts here

Link: http://lustandfoundreads.com/rombkpod/jenkinsjuly-2020/

> Melinda names Destiny’s Surrender and the secret baby trope for #JenkinsJuly Favorite Trope coming up on July 13th

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17331377-destiny-s-surrender

Link: http://lustandfoundreads.com/rombkpod/jenkinsjuly-2020/

> Melinda mentions RBP ep #126 with guest Funmi Baker

Link: http://lustandfoundreads.com/rombkpod/ep-126/

> Meka names Bring on the Blessings again for #JenkinsJuly Favorite Laugh coming up on July 20th

Link: http://lustandfoundreads.com/rombkpod/jenkinsjuly-2020/

> Sarah Jean names Rebel again for #JenkinsJuly Favorite Side Character coming up on July 22nd

Link: http://lustandfoundreads.com/rombkpod/jenkinsjuly-2020/

> Danie names Ms. Bev’s romantic suspense novel Deadly Sexy which was adapted into a film for #JenkinsJuly Favorite Non-Historical coming up on July 24th

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1371138.Deadly_Sexy

Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9248458/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Link: http://lustandfoundreads.com/rombkpod/jenkinsjuly-2020/

*READ THE TROPE YOU LIKE, AND YOU WILL FIND YOUR WAY IN*

> Ana names historical romance author Piper Huguley for #JenkinsJuly #MsBevLegacy coming up on July 27th

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8157342.Piper_Huguley

Link: http://lustandfoundreads.com/rombkpod/jenkinsjuly-2020/

> Ana mentions that Ms. Bev created her own set of #JenkinsJuly prompts over on Facebook

Link: https://www.facebook.com/beverly.jenkins.9404/posts/10159779210267506

> Enter RomBkPod’s #MyFirstJenkins giveaway now!

Link: https://forms.gle/Xai6WZpZfmWUzajc6


Join @RomBkPod on Twitter and Instagram throughout the month as we celebrate #JenkinsJuly!

Happy Reading!

BONUS EP MUSIC CREDIT

Open/Close Music: “Lift Off” by Jahzzar

From the Free Music Archive

CC BY-SA 3.0

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