Ep #229


This week Ana hosts the podcast and introduces our April tribute to Romance Friendly Librarians with special guest Robin Bradford with a focus on slow burn romance


> 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


> ROBIN BRADFORD (she/her) Robin is a collection development librarian in the Pacific Northwest and the 2016 recipient of the RWA Cathie Linz Librarian of the Year award. You can follow Robin on Twitter and Instagram @tuphlos


NOTE: This episode was recorded in mid-March during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020-21 

CW: This discussion includes mentions of romance blogger Corey Alexander

> #RomBkLove is Ana’s annual celebration of inclusive romance in which romance readers share recommendations on social media during the month of May

Link: https://www.anacoqui.com/rombklove/

> Corey Alexander passed away in Aug 2020, and their blog lives on as an archive of their unique and invaluable voice in the romance community. Last March, we were lucky to speak with Corey about neuro-divergent representation in romance for RBP

LISTEN NOW: http://lustandfoundreads.com/rombkpod/ep-129/

Link: https://coreysbookcorner.wordpress.com/

> Robin is the author of many an opinion on book covers which you can read by following the #CollectionDevelopment hashtag on Twitter

> Robin recommends the Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/series/73778-crossfire

> Robin recommends Make It Sweet by Kristen Callihan

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54447129-make-it-sweet

> Robin recommends A Slow Burn (Stories from Beauville #0.5) by Tigris Eden

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21896217-a-slow-burn

> Robin recommends In Her Wildest Dreams by Farrah Rochon

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13448644-in-her-wildest-dreams

> Decision Fatigue is real!

> Librarians to Authors: Tell us what’s in your books! Tropes, keywords, content warnings are all helpful

> Robin recommends the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton including Dead Ice (Anita Blake #24) featuring Rafael the wererat

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24353296-dead-ice

> Robin & Ana recommend all things Shelly Laurenston

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/65137.Shelly_Laurenston

> Ana recommends Empire of Sand (The Books of Ambha #1) & Realm of Ash (The Books of Ambha #2) by Tasha Suri

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/series/247496-the-books-of-ambha

NOTE: These books were previously discussed on RBP #209 & #217 with Tasha herself

LISTEN NOW: http://lustandfoundreads.com/rombkpod/ep-217/

> Robin recommends Binding Shadows (Tooth & Spell #1) by Jasmine Silvera

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49231123-binding-shadows

> Ana recommends The Devil You Know (Mercenary Librarians #2) by Kit Rocha

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53424624-the-devil-you-know

NOTE: This book is due out August 2021

NOTE: The Mercenary Librarians series was previously discussed in RBP #209 with Kit Rocha

LISTEN NOW: http://lustandfoundreads.com/rombkpod/ep-209/

> Who’s your favorite romance friendly librarian? What’s the best romance recommendation you received from a librarian? Let us know on Twitter or Instagram @RomBkPod

Happy Reading!


Music: “Lift Off” by Jahzzar

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