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Boner-On-Us: Jane-uary Announcement

12/12/2018
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We said we wouldn’t do it. We said we’d never talk about Jane Austen on this show. She’s played out. Old hat. But this January, get ready for the faceoff you never thought possible, because it’s Jane-uary motherbitches. Morgan and Isabeau are coming fully loaded with genre spanning Jane Austen inspired content, commentary, reviews, Clueless; the whole gamut. But we want YOU to decide what Jane Austen novel to feature for Jane-uary! Is it Emma? S&S? P&P? Northanger Abbey? Start thinking about...

Duration:00:13:31

Episode 38: Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Until Forever by Johanna Lindsey

12/6/2018
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Tenured and bespectacled Roseleen White, Professor of Medieval Studies, has just discovered a rather peculiar sword. Tethered to the sword is Thorn, a Viking warrior who may be summoned at will and is at the mercy of its wielder. Could this immortal and immaculate being be the key to Roseleen’s career advancement and *removes glasses* her sexual awakening? Do you think I look hotter with my glasses on or off? *puts glasses back on* On. *removes glasses once more* Off. No? This week, Morgan...

Duration:01:14:06

Episode 37: Xmas Redux - A Christmas to Remember by Lisa Klepas et al.

11/28/2018
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Last year, two burgeoning podcasters recorded what was to be a true and undoctored account of their mental and emotional experience reading A Christmas to Remember featuring stories by Lisa Kleypas, Lorraine Heath, Megan Frampton, and Vivienne Lorret. Sadly, the recording and its sentiments were never recovered. Now, Morgan and Isabeau are back to reignite those lost feelings of arousal and outrage with a passionate reenactment of a previously unreleased Whoa!mance classic. This...

Duration:00:55:40

Episode 36: Fumbling Memories - Turkey Day Tryst by Mia McAndrews

11/21/2018
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Thanksgiving is a time for indulging in corporeal comforts to distract from the guilt of America’s colonialist origin; the type of bad feeling that requires four distinct potato dishes and the gladiatorial sport of football to placate until bear baiting bubbles back into the zeitgeist. Why else would Debby choose to satisfy her most carnal of appetites in the warmth and safety of her childhood bed, the aroma of turkey fat thick in the air, her family moving about below? What could be better?...

Duration:00:42:13

Episode 35: An Unbridgeable Breach - Never Sweeter by Charlotte Stein

11/14/2018
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At some point we’ve all felt bullied. But did you ever think, as you stared out through the slits of a locker, your new home, that perhaps your tormenter just needed to work through some misplaced sexual desire? That in fact, your personal Roger Klotz was just biding their time to tell you how they really felt? What’s the statute of limitations on attempted murder? Can a novel be both problematic and titillating? Morgan and Isabeau grapple with Letty and Tate’s relationship, barn weddings,...

Duration:00:52:32

Episode 34: Stunned and Humbled - Hidden Sins by Stacey Abrams

10/31/2018
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A first love. A religious cult. A hundred corpses. This week, Morgan and Isabeau join Mara Reed as she tries to outrun the violence of her past and survive in the Lone Star State. But not everything about Mara’s past is bent on her destruction: enter Dr. Ethan Stuart, forensic anthropologist and beefcake who needs Mara’s help to solve a mysterious case. Why Texas? Why violence? What is love? These questions and more y'all.

Duration:00:53:33

Episode 33: Covered in Victims, Looking Like a Snack - Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake

10/24/2018
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You know that feeling when you’ve been entrusted with your dead dad’s bloodknife to keep the spectral world from culling human victims, but you’re too hung up on getting a little ghost strange from bae to dispatch her to an unknown that’s likely worse than hell? This week, Morgan and Isabeau follow Cas Lowood to Thunder Bay, Ontario on his quest to rid the world of flesh-eating ghosts, chase tail, and pass biology. Trigger Warning - a dude gets ripped the fuck in half like a hamburger. $5...

Duration:01:05:43

Episode 32: Ripped and Hairless - Dark Desires by Eve Silver

10/17/2018
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What tempts you? What fixations lurk in the corners of your mind? Is it leather? Lace? Or perhaps...MURDER? This week, Morgan and Isabeau take a carriage ride to Whitechapel, London to meet Darcie Finch, and her mysterious new boss, anatomist and shit artist Dr. Damien Cole. But as whispers and disappearances continue to shroud Damien, Darcie is flayed by the peril of choice: to risk her love, or her life. SPOOOOOOKY!

Duration:00:45:03

Episode 31: A Dispora of One - The Prince by Katharine Ashe

10/10/2018
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Art. Passion. Surgeries. This week, Morgan & Isabeau explore the fourth installment of Katharine Ashe’s Devil’s Duke Series, The Prince. Is there a purer expression of love than building a prosthetic leg for one’s betrothed? Is the novel’s historical depiction of a culturally diverse Edinburgh resonate as *air quotes* modern or does it have more tokens than a Chuck E. Cheese? Is it time for Romance to outlaw the Shah? These questions and more! Dress code casual.

Duration:00:52:40

Episode 30: Dick, Dork, Dong--Hot Head by Damon Suede

10/3/2018
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In this week's episode Morgan and Isabeau tackle Damon Suede's Hot Head a pun-tastic m/m romance about firemen in NYC. These friends to lovers just don't know what to do with their feels. There's a lot to cover in this novel, and Isabeau and Morgan flow between the topics of sex work, sexual discovery, and masculinity over the course of this episode. If you like dicks this is the one for you!

Duration:00:56:29

Episode 29: Not Outlander We Promise---Awaken, My Love--Robin Schone

9/26/2018
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In this episode Morgan and Isabeau discuss a time traveling romance. And it's not Outlander. Our modern day heroine (who lives in Chicago!) is thrown back in time and into an entirely different body! She does her level best to figure out the mystery of how she not only swapped bods but also timelines and she has sex on a horse. Morgan and Isabeau dive deep into questions around corporeal identity, consent, and what rage looks and feels like. Trigger Warning: This book is a lot and deals...

Duration:00:50:13

A Very Special Website Announcement Boner

9/21/2018
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WE GET A WEBSITE YOU GET A BONER! But seriously y'all check out our brand new, state-of-the-art, all-mod-cons with water and gas included WEBSITE where you can get caught up on all things Whoa!Mance. It's truly a thing of beauty. https://www.whoamancepodcast.com/ And don't worry, this boner is on us.

Duration:00:05:31

Episode 28: Witchy Murder Ballad

9/19/2018
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On this week's episode Morgan and Isabeau interrogate a new medium for romance--Graphic Novels! Wild Rose is a graphic novel retelling of a popular Irish murder ballad. Writer Nicole Slaunwhite is kickstarting a wild Irish ride with a kick ass heroine who kinda gets her butt handed to her in the first issue---but there's big things in our Heroine's future or so says the witch and the tarot cards! This has it all sex, love, loss, magic, and Irish folks. If you want to support Nicole in her...

Duration:00:20:05

Episode 27: "Married with Children" Making It Last by Ruthie Knox

9/12/2018
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On this week's episode Morgan and Isabeau tackle series ender and novella "Making it Last" by Ruthie Knox. The last book in the author's Camelot series--The question on the table is: What is romance and how do we know what counts as a Happily Ever After? Where do the genre boundaries get blurry? And perhaps most importantly what turns your crank when you're cranky?

Duration:00:45:36

Episode 26: Lisa Kleypas-ter Syndrome--Suddenly Who?

9/5/2018
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On this week's episode, our last in our Lisa Kleypas Series, Morgan and guest star Sean tackle Lisa Kleypas's stand alone novel "Suddenly You". A novel about a spinster (she's 30) who orders a sexual awaken for her birthday! Listen in as Morgan and Sean dive deep on the surprises of the genre, how lived in and researched the world is--and the awkward messaging mashup of "scrappy" capitalism and blue-blooded hierarchy. Spoiler alert: they are both the worst.

Duration:00:56:45

Episode 25: Lisa Klepas-ter Syndrome Part 2: Who has the right to talk about Lisa Kleyas?

8/29/2018
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Lisa Kleypas-ter Syndrome Part 2: On this week's episode we welcome back our good friend Kim and talk about what it's like to grow through an author's work, what that does to how we read characters and setting, what that means for how we view the work and cherish it (or not). Romance is special because you can grow up with it, and grow up through it, and sometimes out grow an author--but can you every really out grow something you loved? Listen and find out! Listen and find out.

Duration:00:42:55

Episode 24: Lisa Kleypas-ter Syndrome--The Devil In Winter....Begrudgingly

8/1/2018
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Do you like gaming hells? Bad dudes who become good dudes and heroines who find their voices? US TOO!!! In this week's episode Morgan and Isabeau tackle a peculiar faultline in Romancelandia--is "The Devil in Winter" worth the hype and love it receives? Listen and find out where Isabeau and Morgan land on the critical question. Part of our Lisa Kleypas series. Listeners be warned there is discussion of attempted assault.

Duration:01:02:04

Episode 23: All Revved Up on Hair--Sylvia Day

7/27/2018
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Buckle up Buttercups because on this week's episode Morgan and Isabeau deep dive into secret babies, body shaming, body hair of all kinds, but most of all romance. Listen in as we unpack our feelings about lies, masculinity and bikini lines

Duration:00:38:30

Boner On Us--Special Request

7/24/2018
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Whoa!mance wants to know! We've got questions and you've got answers! Morgan and Isabeau pose a series of questions that we are dying to hear our fans answer! Let us know what you think about Lizzy Bennet's hair, what man smells like, and your fav word for penis--you'll be featured on the podcast!

Duration:00:03:04

Episode 22: Author Interview Donna Thorland--Romance Across Mediums

7/18/2018
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In this episode Isabeau talks to author Donna Thorland about her craft, and romance across mediums. If you loved the TV show Salem, Buffy, and are interested in the reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch this is a good episode for you. If you've noticed that romance tropes are migrating toward your fav TV shows--you're right! We talk about that! And we talk about what it means to keep hope alive in the times we live in--romance being a key point of that. Romance is a subversive genre about...

Duration:00:50:46