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    • Ep. 2: Nicholas Sparks (Authorized: Love and Romance)

    • By: Audible Originals, Faith Salie
    • Length: 28 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] Best-selling author Nicholas Sparks joins Faith on Valentine's Day to discuss his new novel, Two By Two, and the difference between a romance and a love story. Plus, lexicographer Jonathon Green puts Faith to the test in a game about sexy historical slang.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 14: Nalini Singh (Authorized: Love and Romance)

    • By: Audible Originals, Faith Salie
    • Length: 27 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] This week, paranormal romance author Nalini Singh talks about creating the world of her Psy/Changeling series, how she keeps everything straight using her “continuity Bible,” and what readers can expect in her new series, which launches over the summer. Plus, Faith’s romance scene gets a cover design, with a little help from author/designers Lena Hart and K.M. Jackson.

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    • Authorized: Love and Romance

    • By: Audible Originals, Faith Salie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
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    Author and humorist Faith Salie jumps heart-first into Romance literature to find out what makes a great love story - on and off the page. Hear your favorite authors, including Nicholas Sparks, Sophie Kinsella, and Toni Morrison, reflect on the positive power of Romance and how their own experiences with love, sex, and longing affect their work.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ep. 7: Terry McMillan (Authorized: Love and Romance)

    • By: Audible Originals, Faith Salie
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Original Recording
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    [Contains explicit content] This week, author Terry McMillan joins Faith to talk about the difference between a “do over” and a “start over,” and how her latest book, I Almost Forgot About You, portrays a romance between older characters. Plus, Terry reads a never-published poem that she wrote following her highly-publicized divorce.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 10: Julia Quinn (Authorized: Love and Romance)

    • By: Audible Originals, Faith Salie
    • Length: 32 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] This week, Regency Romance author Julia Quinn shares what it’s like to be published all over the world, and plays a trivia game with Faith about Romance novel titles. Plus, Jezebel staff writer Kelly Faircloth walks us through the history of the Romance industry with the help of some old TV commercials from Harlequin and Silhouette.

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    • Ep. 6: Curtis Sittenfeld (Authorized: Love and Romance)

    • By: Audible Originals, Faith Salie
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    [Contains explicit content] This week, Curtis Sittenfeld talks about adapting Jane Austen’s classic romance Pride and Prejudice for a modern audience in her novel Eligible. Plus, we go to Oxford University to find out what Austen was reading and writing when she was a teenager. Spoiler alert: she was into Romance novels, too.

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    • Approval Junkie

    • Adventures in Caring Too Much
    • By: Faith Salie
    • Narrated by: Faith Salie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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    Faith Salie has done it all in the name of validation. Whether it's trying to impress her parents with a perfect GPA, embarking on a spiritual retreat in the hopes of saving her toxic marriage, or maintaining the BMI of "a flapper with a touch of dysentery", Salie is the ultimate approval seeker - an "approval junkie", if you will.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Bold Self Reflection

    • By Nervy Minerva on 05-18-16

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Ep. 11: André Aciman (Authorized: Love and Romance)

    • By: Audible Originals, Faith Salie
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Original Recording
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    [Contains explicit content] This week, Faith sits down with author André Aciman to discuss his new novel Enigma Variations, what it means to truly desire someone, and the difference between remorse and regret. Plus, Frank Brinkley of Literary Review magazine talks about his responsibilities as administrator of the Bad Sex in Fiction Award, and shares some cringeworthy excerpts from past winners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Have Feelings for You...

    • By Stephanie M. Hasty on 02-25-18

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 4: Beverly Jenkins (Authorized: Love and Romance)

    • By: Audible Originals, Faith Salie
    • Length: 29 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    [Contains explicit content] This week, best-selling author Beverly Jenkins explains why she calls her African-American historical novels ‘edutainment,’ and helps untangle the complicated relationship between race and Romance in the publishing industry. Plus, Faith gets some tips on how to write great sex from the mind behind the Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon.

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    • Ep. 2: Warren G. Harding (Presidents Are People Too)

    • By: Alexis Coe, Elliott Kalan, Jane Mayer, and others
    • Length: 25 mins
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    Alexis and Elliott take a closer look at the man many consider to be one of the country's worst presidents, #29 — Warren G. Harding. They talk with The New Yorker writer Jane Mayer, former Nixon counsel John Dean, and enlist the help of comedian Paula Poundstone, Radiolab's Robert Krulwich, and others, to bring Harding's raunchiest scandal to life.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 1: Eloisa James (Authorized: Love and Romance)

    • By: Audible Originals, Faith Salie
    • Length: 26 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] This week, Faith gets personal with best-selling historical Romance writer Eloisa James. They discuss Eloisa’s day job as a Shakespeare scholar, historical methods of body hair removal, and why (surprise!) Romance is one of the most feminist literary genres. Plus, sisters Bea and Leah Koch talk about running the country’s only all-Romance bookstore: The Ripped Bodice in Los Angeles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Now I want to try Eloisa James’ books!

    • By Asheley on 03-17-18

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 15: Rebecca Traister (Authorized: Love and Romance)

    • By: Audible Originals, Faith Salie
    • Length: 39 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] In the last episode of the season, Faith talks to writer Rebecca Traister about her book All The Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation, about how the institution of marriage has changed in the last 100 years, and about what those changes mean for women today. Plus, Faith goes to Lady Jane’s Salon, New York City’s only Romance reading series, to see the Romance community in action.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 8: Sophie Kinsella (Authorized: Love and Romance)

    • By: Audible Originals, Faith Salie
    • Length: 28 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] This week, Faith talks to the queen of “chick lit,” Sophie Kinsella, whose new novel is My Not So Perfect Life. They dig into the “chick lit” label to see how fair and accurate it is, and discuss how the rise of technology has affected the ways in which writers approach relationships in their work. Plus, in the second installment of Faith’s attempts to write a Romance scene, she visits Harlequin’s offices to get some feedback from Romance editor Patience Bloom.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • BONUS: When Mom Writes Romance (Authorized: Love and Romance)

    • By: Audible Originals, Faith Salie
    • Length: 18 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] In this special Mother’s Day bonus interview, Faith talks with her friends – comedians Adam and Susie Felber -- about what it was like growing up with a mom who wrote Romance novels.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 5: Damon Suede (Authorized: Love and Romance)

    • By: Audible Originals, Faith Salie
    • Length: 21 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] Why do so many straight readers love gay Romance? This week, Faith looks for some answers with a little help from author Damon Suede. Damon talks about researching his debut novel Hot Head on ride-alongs with the FDNY, why he loves Jane Austen, and what it means to “write like a guy."

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    • Ep. 3: Sharon Olds (Authorized: Love and Romance)

    • By: Audible Originals, Faith Salie
    • Length: 24 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] This week, Faith talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Sharon Olds about her new collection, Odes, which includes poems like “Blow Job Ode” and “Ode of Withered Cleavage.” Plus, Columbia professor Erik Gray talks about why there’s so much bad love poetry, and why his favorite romantic poem comes from…the Bible.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 9: Kami Garcia (Authorized: Love and Romance)

    • By: Audible Originals, Faith Salie
    • Length: 24 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] This week, Faith sits down with YA author Kami Garcia to talk about her new teen romance The Lovely Reckless, how she channels her inner 17 year old while writing, and what it was like to date in high school while having an undercover cop for a parent. Plus, Kami talks about her past life as a teacher, and how that prepared her to write YA fiction.

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    • Ep. 13: Jennifer Finney Boylan (Authorized: Love and Romance)

    • By: Audible Originals, Faith Salie
    • Length: 36 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] This week, author and transgender rights activist Jennifer Finney Boylan discusses her new mystery Long Black Veil, and how loving a partner changes over the course of a decades-long relationship. Plus, photojournalist Glenna Gordon takes us to Kano, Nigeria, home to a vibrant community of Muslim women who write littattafan soyayya, or “literature of love”.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 12: Larissa Pham (Authorized: Love and Romance)

    • By: Audible Originals, Faith Salie
    • Length: 35 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] This week, Larissa Pham discusses her debut erotic novella Fantasian, and whether sex and love are always about power. Plus, voiceover artists Therese Plummer and Chris Kipiniak talk to Faith about how they get into character to narrate Romance audiobooks—and then demonstrate by reading Faith’s own writing.

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