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A book-by-book discussion of Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark.
Periods, Pizza, and Point of View: Another AMA with Jen & Sarah
Apr 17 • 48 min
Jen and Sarah were together in the same city in the same room and just couldn’t pass up the chance to do a real-deal AMA while looking at each other’s faces! You asked, we answered…but get ready. There are some weird things in here (mainly said by Jen).
11: Woof. Hope Your Headphones Didn’t Fall Out! - Lothaire
Apr 10 • 92 min
Lothaire is here! We’re so excited, we don’t know what to do with ourselves, but FYI, this is a longer episode than usual — so get ready! We’re talking morality chain romance, how Lothaire is a pure ass but incredibly funny, and how Ellie is pretty much…
10.5: Fake Engagement - Interstitial
Apr 3 • 41 min
This one has to be a top-ten universal trope…were talking fake engagements! Listen to us chat about why ladies love a fantasy, the royal wedding, marriages of convenience, and books by Elle Kennedy, Talia Hibbert, Chelsea M. Cameron and Kate Clayborn!
10: Declan Chase is Kinda Trying: Dreams of a Dark Warrior
Mar 27 • 96 min
Mr. Vivisection is here, and it’s a whole lot! Regin the Radiant is on Torture Island, and just her luck, the guy running the whole show is a berserker reincarnate who she’s loved in five earlier lifetimes. Declan Chase is a highly controversial Kresley…
9.5: Food Romance Interstitial
Mar 20 • 42 min
This week, Adriana Herrera joins us again to talk food romances and Sarah is very excited. Adriana’s debut food romance, American Dreamer, is on shelves now. We talk about the book, the pull of the food romance novel, and why nourishment is sexy. Also,…
9: Torture Island!!! - Demon from the Dark
Mar 13 • 70 min
Torture Island is here and we could not be more excited! Demon from the Dark is Jen’s favorite book in the series, because she loves poor, broken Malkom, the vemon with a heart of gold, and his fated mate, Carrow, our second witch, whose powers come from…
8.5: Gateways to Romance - Interstitial
Mar 6 • 50 min
You’re new to romance, where should you begin?! This week, Jen and Sarah are talking about good gateway romances, and we’ve got four that we think work for readers who’ve never dipped a toe, but are open to things from dukes to magic, the America West to…
8: Triggering the Chastity Clause: Pleasure of a Dark Prince
Feb 27 • 92 min
We’re back with the werewolves this week, with one of our very favorite books in the series, Pleasures of a Dark Prince, featuring Garreth MacRieve and Lucia the Huntress, a Valkyrie who is burning it all down. This episode, we’re discussing the way this…
7.5: Scotland - Interstitial
Feb 20 • 50 min
It’s Scotland week, Lads and Lassies! We’re talking about the great green jewel to the north of England, where the ladies are bold and the lairds are brawn, and we’re all just wishing we could get wrapped in a plaid and cuddled through a cold Highland…
7: Ghost Pepper Town: Warlord Wants Forever & Untouchable
Feb 13 • 72 min
We’re tackling the novellas this week, and finishing up the Wroth Brother Quartet with The Warlord Wants Forever (Nikolai) & Untouchable (Murdoch), as well as their incredible Valkyrie mates. This episode, we’re talking about Myst’s weird chain, Danii’s…
6.5: Freewheeling with Joanna Shupe
Feb 6 • 49 min
This week, we’re having a fun, far-reaching conversation with the wonderful Joanna Shupe—who loves Kiss of a Demon King a whole lot, immediately saw the echoes of one of the most famous old school romances inside it, and came to talk to us about enemies…
6: Reclaiming the Unlikeable Heroine: Kiss of a Demon King
Jan 30 • 73 min
One of the best loved books in the IAD universe, this week we’re talking about Kiss of A Demon King, the completion of the Demonarchy Duology, starring Rydstrom, the deposed King of Rothkalina, and his fated mate, Sabine, the Queen of Illusions, which is…
5.5: Road Trip - Interstitial
Jan 23 • 50 min
We’ve got Doritos, a stack of Cosmo sex quizzes and an epic mixtape ready to go — Sarah and Jen are talking about road trips and the inevitable smooching that comes with them in romance!
5: That Vessel Business: Dark Desires After Dusk
Jan 16 • 76 min
DEMONS ARE HERE! We’re talking Dark Desires After Dusk, starring Cadeon Woede (Prince of the Rage Demonarchy) and Holly, his human fated mate (SPOILER SHE ISN’T HUMAN, WHAT!). This one is the first in what we will end up calling the Demonarchy Duology —…
4.5: Curvy Heroines in Romance - Interstitial
Jan 9 • 23 min
Happy New Year, Fated Matesers (This isn’t a great name for us. We need a better name—someone name us)! We’re back, it’s 2019, new year, new us, and we’re starting as we mean to go on with Curvy Heroines, because, in the words of Julie Murphy, Every Body…
4: A+, Would Risk Haunting: Dark Needs at Night’s Edge
Jan 2 • 69 min
Book 4 is here and so are ghosts! We’re talking Dark Needs at Night’s Edge, starring Conrad (the most tortured of the Wroth vampire brothers) and Néomi (the ghost trapped in the house where he’s held hostage while he dries out). We’ll cover heroines with…
Horns, Claws, or Wolf Hologram: An AMA with Sarah & Jen
Dec 26, 2018 • 73 min
It’s the holidays, and whether you’re the type to hole up on the couch and read, or go for a long walk to escape, we’ve got you covered. Get ready; we’re talking about horns.
3.5: Holiday Romances: Interstitial
Dec 19, 2018 • 27 min
Sarah and Jen discuss holiday romances.
3: A Great Lay or All the Knowledge in the World: Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night
Dec 12, 2018 • 69 min
We’re three books into IAD this week, and it is happening! We’re joined by the brilliant Adriana Herrera to talk Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night, starring Bowen (the werewolf trapped in a tunnel of fire) and Mariketa the Awaited (the witch who is going…
2.5: Best Friend’s Sibling Romances - Interstitial
Dec 5, 2018 • 41 min
Next week we’re going to get into Werewolves and Witches with Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night, but this week, we’re so excited to talk best friend’s sibling/sibling’s best friend romances with one of our favorite people: Kate Clayborn!
2: The Best Led Zeppelin Song is by Pink Floyd: No Rest for the Wicked
Nov 28, 2018 • 75 min
We’re two books in this week, reading No Rest for the Wicked, starring Kaderin the Cold-hearted and Sebastian Wroth, participating in the Talisman Hie…Kresley’s version of The Amazing Race. Sarah & Jen cover everything from pop-culture in romance novels…
1.5: Escort Romances - Interstitial
Nov 21, 2018 • 22 min
We know you’re getting excited for No Rest for the Wicked, but before we talk about vampires and Valkyries, let’s talk about escort romances!
1: We’re Gonna Come Back to Biting - A Hunger Like No Other
Nov 14, 2018 • 66 min
Sarah & Jen talk A Hunger Like No Other, why reading Alphas in 2018 is a tricky situation, how Kresley instantly changed the game with Lachlain MacRieve, and why Emma’s bite sets the standard for the whole series.
.5: Rock Star Romance - Interstitial
Nov 7, 2018 • 20 min
While you’re reading A Hunger Like No Other, we’re bringing you off-week romance recommendations, on themes! Join us this week for Rock Star Romances.
Intro: A Wolf Without A Foot
Oct 23, 2018 • 42 min
Welcome to Fated Mates! Author Sarah MacLean and critic Jen Prokop launch their fan podcast about Kresley Cole’s Internationally bestselling paranormal romance series, Immortals After Dark. Sarah and Jen introduce themselves and the series, and talk about…