In a podcast where we set out to read every genre (regardless of our actual interest) we are hit with a doozy for our first episode: Historical Romance. Listen to hosts Anna Ferri, Meghan Whyte, Amanda Wanner, Sam Mills, and Matthew Murray discuss royal marines, princesses, pirates, concubines, and far too many rakes and dukes. Your Hosts This Episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Amanda Wanner | Sam Mills | Matthew Murray Historical Romances We Read (or kinda): Recommended Marrying the Royal Marine by Carla Kelly The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory The Other Boleyn Girl The Boleyn Inheritance The Countess Conspiracy by Courtney Milan The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook *Steampunk* Not Recommended Winterblaze by Kristen Callihan Destiny’s Captive by Beverly Jenkins The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory My Fair Concubine by Jeanne Lin Did Not Finish Awful free kindle books like Sea Scoundrel by Annette Blair (not recommended) 9 Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean A few more books we mentioned A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters The Professor’s Daughter by Joann Sfar, Emmanuel Guibert The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel Bear by Marian Engel Other Links The article we read on the alpha male The Book Riot list Meghan selected from Good recommendations on how to read romance for the first time The Most exciting cleaning company in Vancouver Regencies vs Regency Historical Romance - Which is more historical and less “sexy times”? Historical Romance set in Mayan and Aztec eras The (absurdly) complete notes from our Book Club meeting Questions Where do you buy sheepskin condoms? Well, you can search for that yourself. Our theme music is To Arrakis by DarkSunn, found on the Free Music Archive.