99 | Fantasy | “Monkey King: Journey to the West” by Wu Cheng’en
The Genre Junkies set off on the road to adventure with one of China’s most beloved, beautiful and significant stories. This is the Penguin Classics edition translated by Julia Lovell. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies099monkeyking.mp3
98 | Horror | “Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Scott and Sandra finish Women in Horror month by presenting this tale of gothic fright. Spoiler free 1st half as always. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies098mexicangothic.mp3
97 | Sci-Fi | “A Closed and Common Orbit” by Becky Chambers
Tonight we celebrate sci-fi author Becky Chamber’s second standalone novel from the Wayfarer series. Spoiler Free 1st half! https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies097aclosedandcommonorbit.mp3
96 | Thriller | “If I Disappear” by Eliza Jane Brazier – With Interview!
We are honored to feature an interview with this week’s author, Eliza Jane Brazier. We discuss her novel of suspense, murder, podcasting, and isolation in the Northern California wilderness. As always, the first half is spoiler-free. Two weeks in a row?…
95 | Psychological Thriller | “The Push” by Ashley Audrain
We are kicking off 2021 with a psychological thriller sure to keep you reading past your bedtime. This book has a lot of buzz. Is it worth the hype?? SPOILER FREE 1st half. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies095thepush.mp3
94 | Genre Junkies Best of 2020
This episode was nearly impossible to make!! We both agree this was one of the best reading years with so many title we loved. Yet, we had to do it! So here it goes… thank you all for listening and connecting…
92 | Fantasy | “Circe” by Madeline Miller
Happy birthday, Sandra! Tonight the Genre Junkies discuss Miller’s take on one of Sandra’s favorite Goddesses, the ancient Greek Witch, Circe. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies092circe.mp3
91 | A Fireside Chat
Hey friends! While November has become a little bit of a break/vacation, we wanted to check in with a fun “getting to know us” episode until we get back to our regular schedule. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies091questions.mp3
90 | Horror | “Clown in a Cornfield” by Adam Cesare
For the last episode of this epic month of horror, we are proud to present one last Halloween treat! The ghouls of Spooky Slumber Party guest star to talk clowns in cornfields. Spoiler-free first half, and this episode is explicit. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies090clowninacornfield.mp3
88 | Horror | “Maggie’s Grave” by David Sodergren
Tonight’s episode is a story of wickedly delicious folk-horror fun. We are happy to once again talk about the delightfully depraved world of David Sodergren by jumping into Maggie’s Grave. Spoiler free 2nd half, as always. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies088maggiesgrave.mp3
87 | Horror | “Shadowy Natures” Anthology and Interview With the Editor, Rebecca Rowland!
Welcome to the high holy season! We kick off the BEST & most horrific month at Genre Junkies by reviewing the psychological horror short collection, Shadowy Natures. Featuring special guest (and collection editor) Rebecca Rowland. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies087shadowynatures.mp3
86 | True Crime | “Hole in the Woods” by Jennifer Graeser Dornbush – with Interview!
The Genre Junkies tackle true crime! We are honored to t alk to author Jennifer Graeser Dornbush about this mystery thriller fictionalization of a real-life horrific cold case. No spoilers until the second half, as always. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies086holeinthewoods.mp3
85 | YA | “The Insomniacs” by Marit Weisenberg – With Interview!
Genre Junkies is proud to welcome back author Marit Weisenberg to the show. Scott and Sandra spend a spoiler-free first half and interview with Marit discussing her newest YA novel about missing sleep, trauma, and mystery. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies085theinsomniacs.mp3
84 | Horror Fantasy | “The Year of the Witching” by Alexis Henderson – With Interview!
The Genre Junkies sit down with the author of this week’s novel, Alexis Henderson! Witches, blood, magic, prophets, feminism, social justice and the deep dark woods combine in The Year of the Witching. First half spoiler free. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies084theyearofthewitching.mp3
83 | Supernatural | “Sucker Punch” by Laurell K. Hamilton – With Interview!
We chat one-on-one with the creator of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series herself! First half is spoiler free for Laurell K. Hamilton’s newest novel of mystery, vampires, shapeshifters and more… https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies083suckerpunch.mp3
82 | Horror | “Dead Girl Blues” by David Sodergren – With Interview!
Welcome to “Slasher-Noir”. Friend of the show David Sodergren joins the show yet again to talk about his horrific new giallo novel Dead Girl Blues. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies082deadgirlblues.mp3
81 | Horror | “Home Before Dark” by Riley Sager – With Interview!
We are thrilled and honored to have New York Times Bestselling author Riley Sager back on the show! Join us as we talk about his newest novel of (spine tingling) suspense – one of our most anticipated books of the year…
80 | Suspense | “Seven Lies” by Elizabeth Kay
1 suspense novel + 1 spoiler free section + 1 author interview + 1 tell all portion. It may not equal 7, but it does equate to a really fun episode about a page turning psychological thriller! https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies080sevenlies.mp3
79 | Fantasy | The Wayward Children Series by Seanan McGuire
Scott and Sandra dive into one of their favorite sub-genres of fantasy with Seanan McGuire’s first two novels in the series: Every Heart a Doorway and Down Among the Sticks and Bones. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies079waywardchildren.mp3
78 | Horror | “Eden” by Tim Lebbon
The Genre Junkies tackle the timely and cautionary environmental sci-fi horror novel Eden this week. Spoiler-free first half as always! https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies078eden.mp3
77 | Sci-Fi | “The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet” by Becky Chambers
Listen to Scott and Sandra bemoan their existence for not having read this sci-fi space opera sooner. First half is spoiler-free, as always! https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies077smallangryplanet.mp3
76 | Fantasy | “The Fantastical Exploits of Gwendolyn Gray” by B.A. Williamson – With Interview!
Welcome back, B.A. Williamson! Sandra and Scott catch up with B.A. & Gwendolyn Gray to see what Fantastical Exploits they have been up to. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies076gwendolyngrey2.mp3
75 | Fantasy | “The Night Country” by Melissa Albert – A Hazelwood Novel
Back for book 2 of the Hazelwood, and this time we brought a friend! Escape into this dark, cruel, and beautiful fintasy sequel with Scott, Sandra and Amanda. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies075thenightcountry.mp3
74 | Horror | “The Return” by Rachel Harrison – With Interview!
Make way horror fans! Meet the new cool kid on the block, Rachel Harrison. Spoiler FREE first half & interview with the woman herself! https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies074thereturn.mp3
73 | Social Isolation, Bookworm Edition
Who would you like to spend your time in isolation with? This week, Sandra and Scot discuss their literary choices to this very question! https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies073socialisolation.mp3