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Made In Romance

Made In Romance

By Sarah Bailey & S.R. Severn
Made In Romance is a show dedicated to the romance genre in the book world. Co-hosts Sarah and Sab are two British authors who love tea and are here to talk about books, romance and happy ever afters. Guests are regularly featured including authors and readers.

You can contact the ladies at madeinromancepodcast@gmail.com
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Ooo That's Kinky!
On this week's episode, hosts Sarah and Sab are about to get a little kinky. The British ladies break open the vault on kinks in romance, discussing BDSM, voyeurism, edge play and so much more. They're about to spill the tea on what they like to read and write so be prepared for their in depth discussion on the World of Kink. Link to the list they utilised during the podcast: Kink Fetish List
01:09:47
November 20, 2020
Deadlines, Burnouts and Fears, OH MY!
On this week's episode, hosts Sarah and Sab get rather personal in their discussion about creative burnout. The British ladies spill the tea and expose their true selves when it comes to their own experiences with burnout, writer's block and imposter syndrome. They dive deep into how they have overcome the darkest times in their writing and the lessons they've learnt.
54:07
November 6, 2020
COVID Romance... Yay or Nay?
On this week's episode, hosts Sarah and Sab discuss the controversial topic of COVID or coronavirus romances and whether or not it is something we should be writing about. This episode gets very ranty and the British ladies go deep. Holding back opinions is not something they do on their podcast, so you've been warned. Listen at your own peril or just enjoy the ladies spilling the tea as always.
50:22
October 23, 2020
Male Archetypes in Romance
On this week's episode, hosts Sarah and Sab talk about the eight main male archetypes in romance books. The ladies spill the tea on who their favourite archetypes are, compare them to the heroes or antiheroes Sarah has written and have a bit of a giggle. You may also discover who from one of Sarah's series she would pick in real life. The links to the lists used in this episode: We Need a Hero: A Look at the Eight Hero Archetypes A Look at 8 Key Male Archetypes for Your Novel
53:37
October 9, 2020
Romance Isn't Trashy... YOU'RE TRASHY!
On this week's episode, hosts Sarah and Sab have an in depth discussion on the subject of why people trash on romance or call romance 'trashy'. The British ladies are definitely spilling the tea this time. Sarah does not hold back. Be prepared for the epic rant of the century.
45:29
September 25, 2020
Men Reading Romance
On this week's episode, hosts Sarah and Sab have a special guest, head writer and reviewer at tehben.com, Matthew Burroughs. The British ladies and Matt are talking about men reading romance and the stigma behind it. They delve into why men aren't open about reading it and what they think we, as a romance community, should do to encourage more open readership. As always, they have very strong opinions and aren't afraid to spill the tea.
01:00:36
September 11, 2020
Dark Romance
On this week's episode hosts Sarah and Sab are discussing dark romance. They define the genre, the tropes and what they expect to see in the darker side of romance. As this topic is Sarah's niche in writing, Sab asks her the difficult questions. Sarah spills the tea and gets a little ranty with her strong opinions. It's one you really don't want to miss!
01:11:48
August 28, 2020
How To Deal With Reviews
On this week's episode hosts Sarah and Sab have a special guest, author, Kathey Gray. The British ladies are discussing book reviews, how to deal with them as an author and how they review as readers. Warning - the ladies have very strong opinions and aren't afraid to spill the tea on what drives them crazy about reviews.
01:14:29
August 14, 2020
Happy Ever Afters
On this week's episode hosts Sarah and Sab are discussing HEAs, HFNs and why they are a staple of the romance genre. The British ladies spill the tea on what they love and hate in a happy ever after, why they're so important to get right and what happens when they don't get the ending they're looking for. As usual, they get a little ranty and aren't afraid to give their honest opinions on the subject of getting a happy ending for their couple and it being worthwhile.
59:52
July 31, 2020
Platonic Relationships
On this week's episode, hosts Sarah and Sab have a special guest, the author of the Restarter Series, Sean McMahon. The British ladies are discussing platonic relationships and why they're so important in romance and other genres. There are a lot of diverging topics from why Brits are always giving each other crap and writing from the perspective of the opposite sex. As always, they spill the tea and have a bit of a giggle with their guest.
01:04:40
July 17, 2020
What Not to Use in Sex Scenes
Hosts Sarah and Sab delve into the topic of sex scenes and what they really cannot stand in them. The British ladies spill the tea on their pet hates when it comes to wording, subject matter and whether or not our characters should be cleaning up afterwards - *spoiler alert* they should! There are some suggestions from their listeners and they reveal a few rather interesting details about the type of books they've read out of curiosity. Be warned - the ladies don't hold back in their opinions!
01:13:56
July 3, 2020
Our Writing Process
Hosts Sarah and Sab discuss their writing processes on this week's episode. They spill the tea on how their ideas come to them, how long it takes them to write, whether they're pansters or plotters and so much more. You'll get a direct insight into how these two British ladies craft their stories and how much work they put in to creating their novels. Warning - these ladies don't hold back when it comes to their opinions. There may be ranting ahead!
01:31:59
June 19, 2020
The 50 Shades Effect
Hosts Sarah and Sab are joined by author of The End of Hatred, Rebecca Hefner, to discuss the 50 Shades Effect. We discuss how romance as a genre has changed due to the release of 50 Shades of Grey, what it's done for the romance world and how it's affected us on a personal level as readers and writers. The British ladies spill the tea about who their favourite dark romance author is and have a bit of a giggle with their special guest for this week's episode.
54:25
June 5, 2020
Our Favourite Romance Books
Host Sarah and Sab chat about some of their absolute favourite romance books. From dark, psychological thrillers to sexy soulmates in paranormal romance, the British ladies spill the tea about what books got them hot under the collar and dying for more. Be warned - there maybe spoilers and a whole lot of dirty talk.
01:15:43
May 22, 2020
Cross-Genre Romance
Hosts Sarah and Sab are joined by a guest - author, E. J. Dawson, to talk about cross-genre romances. They discuss why we write them, the importance of different elements of a story, how romance is in every genre and have a bit of a giggle too. 
01:13:16
May 8, 2020
What Do We Like In Romance?
Sarah and Sab talk about their favourite romance tropes, things they love and everything they absolutely hate in romance books.
59:44
April 24, 2020
Why Are Women So Judgemental?
Hosts Sarah and Sab spill the tea on why women are so judgemental when it comes to heroes and heroines.
01:23:18
April 10, 2020
Introduction to Made In Romance
An introduction to your hosts - Sarah Bailey and S.R. Severn aka Sab. We talk about who we are, what to expect for the podcast and why we wanted to start it in the first place.
14:18
March 21, 2020