Dear Romance Writer Podcast
When Does The Banging Start? Help!

When Does The Banging Start? Help!

June 17, 2021

Romance author Angelina M Lopez joins Roan Parrish, Xio Axelrod, and Avery Flynn as they answer a letter from a listener who just wants her partner (who is amazing in almost every way) to start showing some physical affection. And what do you do when your toxic family member wants you to kick out a roommate so she can live with you instead? They have many thoughts about that one, but yeah, they all boil down to change your locks and block her on your phone. 

I’m Jealous My Husband Masturbates Instead Of Having Sex With Me (Plus Advice On How To Write Romance)

I’m Jealous My Husband Masturbates Instead Of Having Sex With Me (Plus Advice On How To Write Romance)

June 3, 2021

With the help of New York Times bestseller Sarah MacLean with the Fated Mates podcast, Xio Axelrod, Avery Flynn & Roan Parrish answer a letter writer's questions about being a romance author and discuss the hard questions that come when you're jealous that your partner's masturbatory time seems to mean no sex for you. 

Episode 8: My Mom Won’t Stop Misgendering Me. Help!

Episode 8: My Mom Won’t Stop Misgendering Me. Help!

May 6, 2021

Mommy Issues Galore + Guest Kelly Reynolds from Boobies & Noobies! Roan, Xio, Avery and Kelly answer a letter writer whose mom keeps misgendering her and a too-over-the-top-for-fiction real life story about finding out a woman's long lost daughter is about to marry her son, has us talking about taboos. TW: Incest discussion, missing children

Episode 7: Am I Over Romanticizing Love???

Episode 7: Am I Over Romanticizing Love???

April 22, 2021

Hopeless romantics unite! Avery, Roan, and Xio welcome their first special guest, Becky Burrier from Buzzing About Romance Podcast! The quartet offer advice to a listener who thinks her standards are too high to find love. Plus, they introduce a new segment - So What Would You Do? This episode, they discuss a couple whose sex life is so loud, it's disturbing their kids. Yikes.

Episode 6: I Want To Make My Romantic Triad A Duo. Help!

Episode 6: I Want To Make My Romantic Triad A Duo. Help!

April 8, 2021

Dear Romance Writer,

I’m a queer in my 50s and I’ve been in a triad with the same two people for the last 12 years. They were a couple first (together for 10 years before they met me). Over the last couple years I’ve been growing apart with one of my partners, Q. Q’s politics are getting weird, our interests are diverging, and I’m not attracted to them anymore. Things with my other partner, P, are great. We still connect, have passion, and love spending time together.

After quarantining with both of them I’m pushed over the edge — I don’t want to be with Q anymore (or live with them), but P is still committed to them. I definitely couldn’t bear to end my relationship with P and I’m at a loss. How can I keep P and lose Q?

Episode 5: I Want To Show Her How Special She Is, But I’m Tapped Out. Help!

Episode 5: I Want To Show Her How Special She Is, But I’m Tapped Out. Help!

March 25, 2021

Dear Romance Writer,

Next month will be mine and my wife’s eight year anniversary. We have a pretty great relationship and I’m wild about her! We used mark our anniversary with adventures, thoughtful gifts and gestures and surprises galore. Cut to now...we have a two year old, work, are getting ready to move, juggling a million projects, and one year into the pandemic and we’re exhausted. I REALLY want to show her how special she is but I’m out of ideas or energy to pull something off. What do I do??? 

Sincerely, Wrench in Romance

Episode 4: Kiss Off

Episode 4: Kiss Off

March 11, 2021

Sometimes you want to kiss and sometimes you want to tell someone to kiss off—especially a friend who has become a TERF.

Episode 3: Getting Back To Love

Episode 3: Getting Back To Love

February 25, 2021

Xio, Avery, and Roan answer questions from a widow wondering how to find her way back to love and a letter-writer whose partner emotionally disappears into her work.

Episode 2: Dating Myself

Episode 2: Dating Myself

February 11, 2021

Xio, Avery, and Roan answer questions about asexuality and desire, and what it might look like for a serial monogamist to date themselves.

Episode 1: Looking for Love

Episode 1: Looking for Love

February 11, 2021

Xio, Avery, and Roan answer questions from an anxious newlywed and someone ready to enter the dating pool for the first time in a long time.

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