Textual Tension

Textual Tension

www.textualtensionpod.com
The comedy podcast that unpacks the bananas world of romance novels.


Ep. 30: Low Expectations
Nov 5 • 66 min
Join Rachel and Margie as they pass a serious milestone in Textual Tension history: reviewing their first Harlequin Romance Novel! Listen in as Rachel tells Margie all about Lori Foster’s, Run the Risk. If you didn’t get enough literary analysis in …
Halloween Special Ep. 29: Catula
Oct 31 • 47 min
It’s a Textual Tension Spooktacular! Join Margie and Rachel for this very special and very spoopy bonus episode! The girl’s discuss The Cat’s Meow, featuring stories by Victoria Alexander, Nina Coombs, Coral Smith Saxe, and Colleen Shannon. Let’s po…
Ep. 28: The Billionaire Philanthropist and the Sea
Oct 22 • 69 min
We’re shipping off to international waters this week with a problematic billionaire philanthropist who can’t take no for an answer. Did we mention he has a dolphin tramp stamp? Join your co-hosts Rachel and Margie as they discuss the nuances of the …
Ep. 27: Pale Ice
Oct 8 • 61 min
You know what we need in our lives? MORE hit-man themed romance novels! Join your co-host Margie as Rachel tells her all about Contract Signed by Marie Harte. Because the only thing better than 1 hit-man, is 3 hit-men…and a baby?
Ep. 26: On the Origin of Missing Links (feat. Trashy Divorces)
Sep 24 • 69 min
This week, Stacie and Alicia of Trashy Divorces are here to help us answer some truly perplexing questions. How much ghosting is too much? Can Andre the Giant and a literal black hole ever find love together? Truly questions only J.M. Sevilla’s nove…
Ep. 25: Wild Wild Tex
Sep 10 • 62 min
Yeehaw and welcome to Textual Tension! The rootinest tootinest podcast this side of the Rockies! Your co-hosts Rachel and Margie dive into the wild wild world of westerns as they unpack Lorraine Heath’s, Texas Destiny! Saddle up! It’s time to mosey …
Ep. 24: For Whom the Cinnamon Rolls
Aug 27 • 55 min
Summer has been getting HOT. Who’s ready for a breath of fresh air? Listen in as your co-host Margie tells Rachel all about Nalini Singh’s book, Rock Hard. Sometimes you really CAN’T judge a book by it’s cover!
Ep. 23: A Game of Groans
Aug 13 • 77 min
A momentous episode! Your co-host Rachel has read her first truly problematic book. Listen in as Rachel tells Margie all about Kristen Ashley’s book, Wildest Dreams. What if there was an alternate dimension with a copy of everyone you know and love?…
Ep 22: The Wildcat
Jul 30 • 61 min
Welcome back listeners! Join us this week as Margie tells Rachel all about Some Like It Scot by Susanne Enoch. It may very well be Margie’s first…ourboi story.We will be having our first LIVE SHOW on August 8th in Cincinnati at Three Point…
Ep. 21: Must Love Cinnamon Rolls
Jul 16 • 71 min
Nothing makes co-host Rachel happier than an unprecedented number of puns. Listen in this week as Rachel tells Margie all about Casey Griffin’s Must Love Wieners, and all of the wonderful puns therein. Hang in there, because this book is dog-gone gr…
Ep. 20: Adam Everlasting
Jul 2 • 64 min
Your co-hosts Rachel and Margie are going back again! Back to the Scottish highlands! Listen in as Margie tells Rachel all about Karen Moning’s, The Immortal Highlander: yet another entry into the sexy-Scottish-fairy-man genre!
Ep 19: 11,000 Years of Solitude (Featuring HalfwayOkay)
Jun 18 • 73 min
Rachel tells Margie and Sean from the podcast HalfwayOkay about Alyssa Day’s novel Vampire in Atlantis.
Ep. 18: A Farewell to Noses (feat. The Hidden People)
Jun 4 • 69 min
Your intrepid co-hosts are joined this week by Alexa Fisher, a writer and producer for The Hidden People! Listen in as Margie tells Rachel and Alexa all about The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne. We’ll tell you all about the most effective way to rescu…
Ep 17: Wine and Punishment
May 21 • 67 min
This week Rachel and Margie head into uncharted terriroty with an action-mystery-romance-thriller! This is a definite palate cleanser from next week so don’t be afraid to listen! Please also rate, review, and subscribe!
Ep. 16: Supplemental
May 7 • 34 min
Listen as Rachel sits down with Dr. Tony Talbott of Abolition Ohio to discuss episode 16: Nolita. Dr. Talbott brings his expertise to the subject of human trafficking in the media and what you can do to help.
Ep. 16: Nolita
May 7 • 67 min
Have you ever wondered where romance and human trafficking overlap? Neither have we. Lucky for us, Margie is here to tell us all about Last Breath by Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick: the book that answers the question that no one asked. Check out th…
Ep. 15: Raevens of Prey
Apr 23 • 68 min
Ahoy there everyone! We’re taking a trip to sea this week as Rachel tells Margie all about high adventure (and a lot of kidnapping) in The Rogue Pirate’s Bride by Shana Galen. Because nothing says attraction and romance like a healthy dose of bloody…
Ep. 14: Mostly a Dick
Apr 9 • 74 min
Welcome back to Textual Tension! Listen this week as the girls bravely venture back into the rich CEO genre. Margie tells Rachel all about the book Hero by Samantha Young. Is this book capable of redeeming the CEO sub-genre in the eyes of our intrep…
Ep. 13: Little Vampires
Mar 26 • 66 min
What do you get when you cross reality TV and misogynistic vampires? Kerrelyn Sparks’ book Vamps and the City! Listen in as Rachel tells Margie all about hi…
Ep 12: The Countess of Monte Cristo
Mar 12 • 71 min
Welcome back listeners! Listen in this week as Margie tells Rachel about The Princess and the Barbarian by Betina Krahn. You ready to learn about the seven pleasures of Mercia, because we can’t WAIT to tell you about them! More info on the book here…
Ep 11: Worse Animal Farm
Feb 26 • 67 min
Rachel reviewing Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laurenston
Ep 10: To Kill a Raven Prince
Feb 12 • 65 min
Happy What the February?! listeners! In this, the most romantic of months, listen in as I, MArgie, tell Rachel about Elizabeth Hoyt’s The Raven Prince. While this book breaks some barriers in terms of romance age range and having characters…
Ep 9: The Invisible and Totally Not Creepy or Abusive Man
Jan 29 • 61 min
Amy Raby’s Spy’s Honor reviewed by Margie and Rachel
Ep 8: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Wonderful
Jan 15 • 68 min
Meredith Wild’s Book Hardwired reviewed by Margie and Rachel
Ep 7: The Boi with the Dragon Tattoo
Jan 1 • 68 min
Happy New Year listeners! This week listen in as Rachel tells me, Margie, about Blaze by Donna Grant. Hear about our boi’s perfect Dorito shape, the intricacies of hacking, and kidnap-ception. Please rate, review, and subscribe!
Ep 6: A Merry Hallmark Christmas
Dec 25, 2018 • 73 min
Welcome to our CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! In this episode listen as Rachel tells Margie about The Trouble with Christmas by Debbie Mason. Will Madison Lane find the true meaning of Christmas…Colorado? What else will she discover in the small-town of Chris…
Ep 5: The Lightning Prick
Dec 18, 2018 • 67 min
How to Tame a Beast in 7 Days summarized by co-host Margie
Ep 4: A Divine Comedy of Errors
Dec 4, 2018 • 67 min
A love hate relationship with A Promise of Fire.
Ep 3: Dingus and Demons
Nov 20, 2018 • 67 min
A comedy podcast about the ridiculousness of romance novels.
Ep 2: Pride and Pleasure Dirigibles
Nov 6, 2018 • 66 min
This weeks episode features pleasure dirigibles, the overthrow of the bourgeoisie, and dungeon banging. Get ready for a wild ride.
Ep 1: 20,000 Problems Under the Sea
Oct 20, 2018 • 68 min
A comedy podcast about the ridiculousness of romance novels. This weeks novel? The Nymph King.