Love, Essie - The Podcast

Love, Essie - The Podcast

By Esther MV
Talking each week about romance novels, tropes, Nalini Singh and what I like and dislike about the genre!
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Play of Passion🐺
For this episode I talk about book 9 Play of Passion! It’s got two wolf changelings, younger man/older woman trope (kinda!) and Andrew Kincaid is a delightful main character. Reading has been tough but I’ve started re-reading Devil’s Bride by Stephanie Laurens because the Fated Mates podcast had an episode about it. The novellas I mentioned that are set in the Psy/Changeling world are: Beat of Temptation - Tasmyn and Nathan from DarkRiver; Declaration of Courtship - Grace is a submissive being courted by a very dominant wolf - both can be found in Wild Invitation. In Wild Embrace you can find Partners in Persuasion which has Felix a submissive wolf tangling with Dezi, a dominant leopard soldier. Please share your thoughts on Twitter @molessie and Instagram @essiemv 😊
52:51
March 23, 2020
Bonds of Justice ⚖️ - Book 8
This episode I talk about book 8 in the Psy-Changeling universe with Max and Sophia who are a new pairing! I also talk about House Rules and Love Lettering — authors Ruby Lang and Kate Clayborn are so talented and you need both of these books in your lives. Please say hi on Twitter @molessie and on Instagram @essiemv 😊😊😊
1:05:26
March 16, 2020
Blaze of Memory 😭😭😭 My face!
This episode I bring y’all back to the Psy-Changeling universe! Book seven, Blaze of Memory is one of my favorite Nalini Singh books and it also destroys me emotionally, every. single. time. I read it! If you’re going to read it, have tissue ready 🧻 I love Katya and Devraj very much and there’s amnesia, forced proximity, and enemies to lovers tropes in this book. Thank you for listening and please share your thoughts with me on Twitter @molessie and Instagram @essiemv
1:05:50
March 9, 2020
Romance Convos 🤗
We’ve made it to episode 10! Did something different this week! I decided to pretend I was in the room with Andrea and Katrina in minisode Communication is Key - Polyamory + Financial Conversations and give you my thoughts. You should check out the episode here: https://tinyurl.com/uxppdyx I also had a wonderful conversation on Twitter with @weekendreader_ @DanieReads and @_AdeleBuck about why romance novels specifically get shat on across the board. Decided to share more of my thoughts here. Kelly Faircloth’s article, How Harlequin Became the Most Famous Name in Romance can be read here: https://tinyurl.com/sk98m9u Books to check out: Tempted at Twilight by Jamie Pope, Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn, The Merchants of Venus by Paul Grescoe, Passion’s Fortune: The Story of Mills & Boon by Joseph McAleer, A Cowboy to Remember by Rebekah Weatherspoon and Hearts on Hold by Charish Reid! Contact me here: https://linktr.ee/essiemv
1:12:14
March 2, 2020
Branded by Fire aka the Gateway 🔥🔥
This episode I focus on Branded by Fire which is book 6 in the series but also my FIRST Nalini Singh book. This book is where my love for Nalini started. This book was the gateway, my friends ☺️ So Mercy’s last name is Smith lol 😂 please hit me up on Twitter @molessie and Instagram @essiemv and check out my blog https://linktr.ee/essiemv Gracias 😁
1:06:39
February 24, 2020
Enemies to Lovers + Hostage to Pleasure 🐆👩🏾‍🦱👦🏾👱🏻‍♂️
This episode I talk about the enemies to lovers and my faves in that trope. Then I go into Nalini’s Hostage to Pleasure which is book five in the series. Because I mention a lot of books click on the linktree link to see the blog post with all of the wonderful books 🥰🥰🥰 https://linktr.ee/essiemv
1:17:01
February 17, 2020
Mine to Possess and Second Chances 🐆 👩🏻♥️
In this episode, I focus on book four, Mine to Possess which is Clay and Talin’s book. You can grab a copy here: https://nalinisingh.com/books/psychangeling-series/mine-to-possess/ To read Aarya Marsden’s post on unlikable heroines click here: https://tinyurl.com/t8h48sg Spoilers begin at 32:12 and end at 1:09:39 The second chance romances I mentioned are A Second Chance Road-trip by Jackie Lau https://tinyurl.com/rv7gkw9 Every New Year by Katrina Jackson https://tinyurl.com/uvuxczl House Rules by Ruby Lang (OUT TODAY !!) https://tinyurl.com/t6l9kfa You can reach me at https://linktr.ee/essiemv
1:27:29
February 10, 2020
Caressed by Ice - Book Three of the Psy/Changeling series ❄️🐺❄️
In this episode, book three of the series, Caressed by Ice is our focus. If spoilers make you ragey, pause at 24:49 and skip to 1:02:25 to listen to the rest of the episode. After listening to Shelf Love’s minisode on Secret Baby with Kini Allen ( https://shelflovepodcast.com/episodes/season-1/episode-21/episode-21/ ) I wanted to share with y’all one of my favorite secret baby books, Emma Darcy’s The Wrong Mirror and why it’s a trope that can sometimes work for me. I also figured out which Diana Palmer book I was talking about, it’s Merciless! To check out the excerpt of Ruby Lang’s newest book House Rules, check out my blog - https://essieslovecorner.wordpress.com/ Out today: Hearts on Hold by Charish Reid charishreid.com/books/ Black Authors to check out: Rebel Carter - www.rebelwrites.com/ Rebekah Weatherspoon - www.rebekahweatherspoon.com/ Farrah Rochon - www.farrahrochon.com/ DL White - www.booksbydlwhite.com/
1:24:09
February 3, 2020
Nalini’s Visions of Heat!
This episode I focus on the second book, Visions of Heat. The spoiler free section ends at 27:26. There are spoilers from 29:27 to 1:11:45 and you can get the book here: https://nalinisingh.com/books/psychangeling-series/visions-of-heat/ Re-reading this for the podcast was interesting because of the similarities I saw to real life. Also as I mentioned at the end, Piper J Drake’s latest book Forever Strong is out January 28th and if you like action, forced proximity and a K-9 dog get this book: http://piperjdrake.com/books/forever-strong/ To check out the excerpt from Ruby Lang’s House Rules next week go here: https://linktr.ee/essiemv and you can preorder Hearts on Hold here: https://charishreid.com/2020/01/19/196/
1:16:07
January 27, 2020
Authors of color you need in your library!
In this episode I talk briefly about the RWA debacle and then I recommend authors, social content creators and websites you should follow. The detailed breakdown of the links can be found here: https://linktr.ee/essiemv and if you need to 1-click right now: Katrina Jackson - https://tinyurl.com/t9obs36 Jackie Lau - https://tinyurl.com/remocml Talia Hibbert - https://www.taliahibbert.com/ Charish Reid - https://charishreid.com/books/ Zaida Polanco - https://tinyurl.com/qnvzqwz Mimi Grace - https://mimigracebooks.com/ RWA article - https://tinyurl.com/s7t8bah
1:12:34
January 20, 2020
Nalini Singh’s Slave to Sensation and Jackie Lau’s latest novella ♥️
In this episode I talk about book 1 in the Psy/Changeling series and why I love it so much!! I also talk about Jackie Lau’s holiday novella A Fake Girlfriend for Chinese New Year. Spoilers are between the 15:48 and 48:22 mark. Get Jackie’s novella here, https://jackielaubooks.com/books/a-fake-girlfriend-for-chinese-new-year/ and check out Nalini’s website here, https://nalinisingh.com/ You can reach me at https://twitter.com/molessie and https://www.instagram.com/essiemv/ Thanks for listening!!!!!
58:00
January 13, 2020
Twitter Convos and a Katrina Jackson book you NEED!
It’s episode two! I’ll be talking about Black romance and a Twitter conversation that sparked so many great responses as well as Every New Year by Katrina Jackson which is a must read for y’all! You can follow her at https://twitter.com/katrinajax and find her books at https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01GAF7X2Q
39:41
January 6, 2020
Welcome to Love, Essie - The Podcast
This is the intro episode to my romance podcast! Welcome and if you have any questions you can reach me by email at essie.v@outlook.com and on Twitter @molessie
20:27
December 30, 2019