This episode is all. About. GAMER GIRLS in ROMANCE!

Join me and romance authors Vivien Jackson and Tamsin Ley as we chat about all things gaming, our favorite gaming romances, how gaming has become such an integral part of our lives, and reminisce about our best (and worst) times in games like World of Warcraft, Munchkin, D&D, and so many others!

Inside this episode

Not sure this is the podcast for you? Hey, I totally get it. This episode is 90 minutes long, so it’s lengthier than the previous GT Romance podcasts, BUT, it’s a ton of fun, especially for any gamers out there. I can’t provide a full transcript, but here’s a loose topic list to give you an idea of what we chatted about. Don’t forget to check out the recommended books linked below to snag some fan-freaking-tastic gamer romances for your e-reader!

Topic List

  • World of Warcraft, fire mages vs frost
  • Dungeons & Dragons (and why not to play with “friendly fire” on when Sue is your teammate!)
  • “Meet” Tamsin Ley’s “Rubac” not-merman paladin from WoW’s Cenarian Circle server (screenshot below! Or see him on my Facebook live preview here or on YouTube)
  • Star Wars TOR and all its Jedi (does having so many Jedi kill the game’s atmosphere?)
  • Bioware & romance in their games
  • RL (real life) gaming romances that started in games (Psst! I tell the story of how I met my husband)
  • Second Life (life replacement type game)
  • WoW movie (and the only good things about it)
  • How GraveTells got its name (ever been curious about that? 😉 )
  • SimCity BuildIt – the evils of the global marketplace
    Mass Effect (and more in-game romance, thanks BioWare!)
  • Cyberpunk – what it is and why you may not have heard of it
  • The Sims franchise (and how you can force creepy romances)
  • Dragon Age
    Ultima Online (one of my guest authors was killed by town guards for getting naked. Darn those decency laws!)
  • Board games: Escape!, Zombieside, Munchkin (there should totally be an Evil Bunny Munchkin!), Exploding Kittens, Cranium, Gloom (kill your family the fastest!)
  • How games affect kids
    Connecting friends and family through online games
  • How games become part of your real life
  • Bonds with fellow gamers
  • Women in gaming and how much things have changed
  • The LitRPG genre of fiction
  • The romance of Farscape & bad guys you sorta like
  • And, because it really can’t be said enough: For the Horde!

Recommended books for gamer girls

These are the books we chatted about during the show.

The human paladin I made in World of Warcraft while prepping for this show

Meet my guests!

About Tamsin Ley

Wine-lover, beer-brewer, foodie, serious gardener, and secret zombie prepper, Tam lives in Alaska with her husband of twenty something years. In the long days of summer you can find her in the great outdoors, but when the long winter nights set in, she’ll be at the keyboard creating sexy heroes who don’t know they need a mate – that is, until they meet the woman they can’t resist. Sizzling standalone romances with no cliffhangers and a guaranteed happily-ever-after. Find her online at or on facebook @tamsinley

The Merman’s Kiss can be found at

About Vivien Jackson

Vivien Jackson writes fantastical, futuristic, down-home salacious kissery. After being told at the age of seven that she could not marry Han Solo because he wasn’t a real person, she devoted her life to creating worlds where, goldarnit, she could marry anybody she wanted. And she could wield a blaster doing it. A devoted Whovian Browncoat Sindarin Jedi gamer, she has a degree in English, which just means she’s read gobs of stuff in that language. When she’s super comfortable with you, she might confess those late-night limericks about old Gondor (and where to find them). With her similarly geeky partner, children, and hairy little pets, she lives in Austin, Texas, and watches a lot of football.

You can find her @Vivien_Jackson or on the web at

Join the discussion

Are you a gamer girl? Or maybe just a fan of Vivien or Tamsin? Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts!

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About the Author
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance influencer and the primary review voice for the Infatuated Podcast and GraveTells Romance. She has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging & reviewing awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a seasoned, comprehensive editor who is on fire about educating and empowering romance authors. After leaving her work as the acquisitions editor for two traditionally published lines of category romance, Sue now works one-on-one with authors to bring out the absolute best in their stories. Check out her current openings and offerings at

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