BT052. Valentine’s special: 12 readers reading

BT052. Valentine’s special: 12 readers reading

Guests: Book Thingo listeners | Host: Kat Mayo | Audio producer: Rudi Bremer | Recorded: 2/02/2018 Sydney

To celebrate Valentine’s Galentine’s Day, we have cooked up a special podcast episode featuring our fellow romance readers reading aloud from some of their favourite books. This episode needs no additional introduction. THANK YOU to our listeners, who made this so amazing.

A quick note on the extract from The Rules According to Gracie. The way it ends seems to imply that there’s infidelity in the book. This is not the case — the heroine is not married (the line about being married is something the hero made up to get her out of a bad date).


Chachic — Romance book blogger, sister in smut:

Vassiliki Veros — Librarian, academic, lover of category romance, all-around amazing person: @VaVeros;

Diem Nguyen — Reader, reviewer and podcast host at Bookish Friends: @diemng13Instagram;

Merrian Weymouth — Long-time reader of romance fiction, creator of fabulous one-of-a-kind outfits: @merrianow

Rudi Bremer — Book Thingo blogger, audio producer extraordinaire: @rudi_bee

Jodi McAlister — Lecturer at Deakin University, author of paranormal young adult fiction, reality TV aficionado: @JodiMca; InstagramFacebookTumblr

Ana Coqui — Librarian, mastermind behind social media’s biggest romance book club, #RomBkLove:

Selina C — Romance reader, writer: @seldear

Gabby — Book Thingo blogger and writer of An open letter to the Sydney Writers’ Festival: @penneclearwater

Miranda Silver — Erotic romance author: @silvermusings;

Teresa — Romance reader


  • BT | Amz | Aud — Pretty Face by Lucy Parker
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Library Tree by Lillian Peak
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Marrying the Captain by Carla Kelly
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Ivan by Kit Rocha (coming soon)
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Ashwin by Kit Rocha
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Natural Law by Joey W. Hill
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Vampire Queen’s Servant by Joey W. Hill
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Rules According to Gracie by Stephanie London
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James
  • BT | Amz | Aud — This Duchess of Mine by Eloisa James
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Forbidden Rose by Joanna Bourne
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Her Ladyship’s Companion by Joanna Bourne
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Spymaster’s Lady by Joanna Bourne
  • BT | Amz | Aud — My Lord and Spymaster by Joanna Bourne
  • BT | Amz | Aud  — The Black Hawke by Joanna Bourne
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Rogue Spy by Joanna Bourne
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Beauty Like the Night by Joanna Bourne
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Last Night’s Scandal by Loretta Chase
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Prince’s Gambit by C.S. Pacat
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Willing Victim by Cara McKenna
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Brutal Game by Cara McKenna
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Fit by Rebekah Weatherspoon
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Duchess War by Courtney Milan
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan


Permission to read an excerpt from The Library Tree was granted by Harlequin S.A.

Extracts from the following books were used with the author’s permission: Ivan, Pretty Face; The Duchess War; The Rules According to Gracie; The Forbidden Rose; Marrying the Captain; Fit; Willing Victim; Prince’s Gambit; The Day of the Duchess; Marrying the Captain.

An extract from Last Night’s Scandal was used with permission from Avon.

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