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Ep.35—Dark Lover: Seff Tries Her Best Not to Fang-Girl Too Hard

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We’re throwing it back to 2005, where vampires were all the rage and J.R. Ward released her first paranormal book in a fledgling series about, you got it, vampires. This week, we talk about whether this book aged well and if having attempted assault in books is beneficial in character growth or not. Seff also can’t stop talking about a Brother! Spoiler: it’s Zsadist. Trigger warnings: mentions of rape, attempted assault, death, murder, affects of assault, dubious consent, sexual acts under the influence, body mutilation, loss of parents, and living in the foster system. Book of the week: Dark Lover by J.R. Ward Find us: E-mail—[email protected] Twitter—@theRTMpod Instagram—@romancingthemonsterspodcast TikTok—@Romancingthemonsterspod Find M: Instagram & Twitter—@foesandlovers Find S: Instagram & Twitter—@butthisbook Find Seff: Instagram & Twitter—@prosewithwoes Romancing the Monsters is a podcast that looks at the monster within: the shadow keeping the characters away from true and absolute happiness. This monster can be a prejudice, fear, insecurity, trauma and so on. We believe that romance novels are as much about one's personal journey as they are about finding love. After all, love makes us vulnerable and forces us to bare our monsters to another.

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