Podcast! Gettin’ Lit, Episode 2: Hashtag DukeProblems

Wendy and Ilana are at it again! This time with slightly better sound quality.

In this episode of Gettin’ Lit, Ilana and I talk about a favorite in the bodice ripper genre: The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie.

Enjoy below!

Have you read The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie? Do you have something to say in response to this episode? Comment below!

Wendy’s Drink: Nebulous Victorian Autism

  • 2 parts tonic
  • 1 part gin
  • 1 part campari
  • A bunch of lime


Ilana’s Drink: My Love is Medically Proven to Cure Autism

or Sweet Lovin’

  • 2 shots amaretto
  • 1 shot scotch
  • 1/2 simple syprup
  • 1/4 cup soda water
  • A dash of augustine bitters


Besides drinking and talking about Dukes and their problems, this Wendy’s Rant is:

Does my evil boyfriend make me evil?


Other books mentioned in this episode:

  • The Duke’s Perfect Wife, Jennifer Ashley
  • Tiger Magic, Jennifer Ashley
  • Once Burned, Jeaniene Frost
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon
  • Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, John E. Mackey
  • Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference, Cordelia Fine


Next episode, we will be reading The Flame and the Arrow by Emigh Cannaday. Read along!


Bonus list:

Ilana mentioned that she didn’t know of any psychopath protagonists in historical romance. I beg to differ! Here are a few I can think of:

  • Duke of Sin, Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Pretty much all three heroes from Kerrigan Byrne’s Victorian Rebels series, but especially The Hunter
  • I would say that Hoyt’s The Serpent Prince is another example, though poorly done. All that dueling!
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