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Just One More

Just One More

February 17, 2020

This episode is sponsored by Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5 edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, published by Cleis Press. 

The Novella:
Just One More: a Valentine's Day Novella 

The Author: 
Jodie Slaughter 

The Noobies: 
Krystal (IG: @krystal_casey)
Cambria (IG: @camofclansquare)

The Synopsis:
Tattoo artist Whitney Harris loves Valentine’s Day.

The bright colors, giant hearts, and sugary sweet coating that seems to cover the world on February 14th make her feel all kinds of warm and fuzzy inside. She may be more festive than the average person, but her plans for her long weekend are pretty tame. As long as she gets to stay in her bed, marathon a ton of romantic movies, and eat at least three of her favorite pink heart cupcakes, she’ll count it as a win. The very last thing she expects is for a handsome stranger to completely upend all of that.

The only thing Victor Grant enjoys more than being a barber is Valentine’s Day.

For him, it’s all about the experience of romance and the possibility of forever. The man loves love and he’s determined to be apart of his own great love story someday. Even if that means taking a few losses along the way when things don’t work out. Just when he thinks his Valentine’s Day has turned into a total bust, a beautiful stranger crashes into his life and suddenly makes his long weekend a lot more interesting.

A near-disastrous first meeting brings them together, but with both chemistry and desire running high, one sexy night together doesn’t feel nearly enough like true satisfaction.

Details:
Sponsored promo for Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5
Pounce, the game of Competitive Solitaire: Who knew that was a thing?
Travel Collectibles 
Black History Month... but why is it the shortest month of the year? 
Joaquin Phoenix - You never know what to expect when the man opens his mouth
Valentine's Day Plans 
The Book
The "Straight" Man/Woman Character vs. Their Quirky Best Friends
Sandy is the Worst Character in Grease
First Person POV or no? Cambria Hates Holden Caulfield.
Heart, Heat, & Humor 
When it comes to the sex, Whitney + Vic = #SexGoals
If you had to choose between men and cupcakes...?
The future of romance for Krystal and Cambria...

Shoutouts: 
Alyssa Cole's The Reluctant Royals series 

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An Extraordinary Union

An Extraordinary Union

February 7, 2020

The Novel:
An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League Book 1)

The Author: 
Alyssa Cole 

The Noobies: 
MK McFadden (IG: @themkmcfadden)

The Synopsis:
As the Civil War rages between the states, a courageous pair of spies plunge fearlessly into a maelstrom of ignorance, deceit, and danger, combining their unique skills to alter the course of history and break the chains of the past...

Elle Burns is a former slave with a passion for justice and an eidetic memory. Trading in her life of freedom in Massachusetts, she returns to the indignity of slavery in the South—to spy for the Union Army.

Malcolm McCall is a detective for Pinkerton's Secret Service. Subterfuge is his calling, but he’s facing his deadliest mission yet—risking his life to infiltrate a Rebel enclave in Virginia.

Two undercover agents who share a common cause—and an undeniable attraction—Malcolm and Elle join forces when they discover a plot that could turn the tide of the war in the Confederacy's favor. Caught in a tightening web of wartime intrigue, and fighting a fiery and forbidden love, Malcolm and Elle must make their boldest move to preserve the Union at any cost—even if it means losing each other...

Show Notes:
2019: The year romantic comedies made a comeback
The Oscar Noms + a brief rant about white people
Plea for better roles for actors of color - a romance with Gabrielle Union & John Cho?
Black History Month Romance Reviews
Historical romance is sexy, too
Romance novels on film - The Bridgertons, Virgin River on Netflix
Heart, Heat, & Humor 
RWA drama #TeamCourtney

Shoutouts: 
Norma Perez-Hernandez
Shelf Love Podcast
The Ripped Bodice 

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Hot Shot

Hot Shot

February 4, 2020

This episode is sponsored by Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5 edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, published by Cleis Press. 

The Novel:
Hot Shot

The Author: 
Robin Bielman 

The Noobies: 
Nathan Zachary Brown (IG: @na_zac)

The Synopsis:
He believes in fate…

Here’s my plan: Crash through the ceiling of my family’s business to become the best hotelier on the West Coast. Nothing rattles me when it comes to a challenge and hard work, but when I spot my almost one-night-stand in my lobby, I’m thrown totally off my game. Alejandra is my dream girl. The one I can’t forget who got away – literally. Which might explain why I blurt out to my meddlesome, matchmaking grandmother that Alejandra is my date for her fast approaching and highly choreographed eightieth birthday party.

She’s been on pause…

Some decisions are harder than others, but agreeing to a date with Drew isn’t one of them. He’s a charming and gorgeous curveball I didn’t see coming, but the more time we spend together, the harder it is to remember to play it safe. I’ve made a promise, and even though I’m now torn: I have to honor it in order to move on from the past. Drew feels like my future, but I’m about to put everything I want in jeopardy.

Show Notes:
Promo Spot for Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5
Nerdy Fandoms & Meddling Grandmas 
Thank You's to Robin Bielman - she put us in her book!?
Which feisty broad should play Rosemary in the miniseries?
Ranking the American Royalty books
Heart, Heat, & Humor 

Shoutouts: 
Robin Bielman
Tule Publishing
Emilio Garcia
The Society
Claire Kingsley

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Sexy Spotlight: 2020 Reads & Podcast Goals

Sexy Spotlight: 2020 Reads & Podcast Goals

January 24, 2020

This episode is sponsored by Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5 edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, published by Cleis Press. 

Summary:
In the THIRD season premiere, Kelly shares her goals for the season ahead, discusses a few alterations to the Boobies & Noobies show format, and offers up a sneak peek to the February reading schedule. Plus, can you guess our Top 5 Most-Anticipated Romance Reads for 2020? 

Show Notes:
Promo Spot for Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5
Quick Recap of Season Two Goals & Achievements
Season Three Goals 
Heart, Heat, & Humor
January Patreon Thank You's
Sneak Peek at February Reads - Black History Month
Have something you want us to read for the podcast? 

Top 5 Most Anticipated Romance Reads for 2020
1. Love According to Science (Dirty Martini Running Club Book #2) by Claire Kingsley: January 23rd 
2. Chasing Cassandra (The Ravenals Book #6) by Lisa Kleypas: February 18th 
3. Undercover Bromance (Bromance Book Club #2) by Lyssa Kay Adams: March 10th  
4. Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson: May 19th 
5. The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon: June 9th 

Shoutouts: 
My Worst Date Podcast
Quick & Dirty Romance Podcast 

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Baby, it’s Hot in Here (Boobsmas #12)

Baby, it’s Hot in Here (Boobsmas #12)

December 25, 2019

The Novella:
Baby, it's Hot in Here

The Author: 
Olivia T. Turner 

The Noobies: 
Katie Sullivan (IG: @katie_sullivan.19)

The Synopsis:
Sneak into my Christmas office party my friend said...
It won't be a big deal she said...

Well, now I have her hot CEO Trevor Benotti staring me down with his hungry eyes like Santa staring at a plate of cookies. It all started when I spotted him at the bar. I knew immediately that he was the true alpha male in the room. Power and authority flowed off him in waves and he had so much confidence, you'd swear he owned the entire world.

I didn't think I could ever be with a man like him. A big curvy girl like me would need a Christmas miracle for that to happen. Well, luckily there's always a little magic in the air at Christmas time. Because when Mr. Benotti sees me, all my dreams come true. I'm all he wants for Christmas. He's obsessed with unwrapping me to get to his new toys underneath my dress. And Mr. Benotti is the kind of dominant man who always gets what he wants. Looks like I'm going to have a very Merry Christmas...

Billionaire Mr. Benotti may be dressed like Santa but he's down to get Scrooged. One look at his full-figured curvy girl and this Over-The-Top possessive alpha is ready to pull out his candy cane and get put on the naughty list.

SAFE, no cheating, and a sweet Christmasy HEA that will make you wish that X-Mas was every day! Enjoy and Happy Holidays! - OTT

Giveaway Winner:
Amy Latas 

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Spreading Christmas Joy (Boobsmas #11)

Spreading Christmas Joy (Boobsmas #11)

December 24, 2019

The Novella:
Spreading Christmas Joy 

The Author: 
Tory Baker 

The Noobies: 
Craig Park (IG: @craiglzzskates)

The Synopsis:
Joy loves everything about Christmas. Her town has even nicknamed her Christmas Joy. Eb is a recluse who has no time for the holiday. When Joy comes over to share her cookies, spreading Christmas cheer, there’s only one thing that Eb wants to spread.

Joy.

This standalone Christmas novella is hot enough to put you on Santa’s naughty list and give you visions of a lot more than sugar plums dancing.

Giveaway Winner:
Rikki Baugh

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Planes, Trains, and Head Over Heels (Boobsmas #10)

Planes, Trains, and Head Over Heels (Boobsmas #10)

December 23, 2019

The Novella:
Planes, Trains, and Head Over Heels 

The Author: 
Erika Kelly 

The Noobies: 
Ginger Pennington 

The Synopsis:
Eleven sweet and sexy holiday stories from New York Times and USA Today best-selling authors! Grab a cup of cocoa and curl up with this collection that will warm your heart and curl your toes.

Each story is a new standalone contemporary romance set within popular series, with no spoilers, no cliffhangers, never-before-featured couples, and hot happy endings. This anthology of quick reads (each can be read in an hour or so) will only be available as a collection for a very limited time. Naughty never looked so nice!

*This story appears in the limited-edition Holiday Anthology, Holiday Ever After. As of December 22nd, this anthology series is no longer available for purchase on Amazon. 

Giveaway Winner:
IG: @angela2bpecked

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A Second Chance Road Trip for Christmas (Boobsmas #9)

A Second Chance Road Trip for Christmas (Boobsmas #9)

December 23, 2019

The Novella:
A Second Chance Road Trip for Christmas 

The Author: 
Jackie Lau 

The Noobies: 
Sadie Chelsea 

**Sadie is currently offering coaching sessions for writers. To sign up, visit her website or contact her on social media.

The Synopsis:
Greg Wong hates when things don’t go according to plan, so he definitely doesn’t appreciate it when his mother insists he drive Tasha Edwards back to Mosquito Bay for the Christmas holidays. He likes peace and quiet when he’s in the car, and that’s the opposite of what he’ll get with Tasha, his high school sweetheart. The first woman he ever loved.

Not that he has feelings for her now. Of course not. Though while he’s trying not to smile at her laughter and terrible singing, he can’t help noticing how beautiful she is.

And then his plans veer further off course when a snowstorm forces them to spend the night in an unheated motel room with only one bed…

Giveaway Winner:
Pups N' Pop Culture

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Regifted (Boobsmas #8)

Regifted (Boobsmas #8)

December 21, 2019

The Novella:
Regifted

The Author: 
Declan Rhodes

The Noobies: 
Andrea Martucci, Host of Shelf Love 

The Synopsis:
"Regifted? Isn’t that what people do with fruitcakes?"

Vincent, owner and trainer at the most exclusive gym in the city, is in the middle of a bad luck streak in his dating game. To avoid having a blue Christmas, he reluctantly volunteers to participate in a date auction event at the holiday benefit for his city's LGBTQ community center. Vincent’s thrilled when a wealthy silver fox with muscles as big as his own wins the auction.

All is going well for the merriest of Christmases until Vincent finds himself regifted to Desmond, a viola-playing nerd who wants a date for a performance of the Nutcracker at the city ballet.

Desmond can’t believe his good fortune, and Vincent is laid low by the humiliation of his rejection. With the help of good friends Maeve and Jerry, both Vincent and Desmond learn that there is much more to falling in love at Christmas than shallow appearances.

There’s plenty of good humor, steamy scenes, and a happily-ever-after ending in this muscle man and nerd romance.

Shoutouts: 
IG: @b.andherbooks

Giveaway Winner:
Nerdy Bitches Podcast

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The Earl’s Christmas Pearl (Boobsmas #7)

The Earl’s Christmas Pearl (Boobsmas #7)

December 21, 2019

The Novella:
The Earl's Christmas Pearl

The Author: 
Megan Frampton

The Noobies: 
Captain Nostalgia from Victims & Villains

The Synopsis:
A duke's daughter. An irresistible earl. And an energetic Corgi named Mr. Shorty. What more could you want in a Christmas novella by Megan Frampton?

It's Christmastime in London, and Lady Pearl Howlett is eagerly ready for the festivities—until her family goes off to their country estate...accidentally leaving her home alone! But she's not dismayed. Rather, she's thrilled to do exactly what she wants. Unfortunately, this daughter of a duke doesn't know how to do anything.

The Earl of Llanover has come to London to take refuge in his godmother's townhouse, free to be as awkward and grumpy as he wants. With his pet Corgi, Mr. Shorty, for company, Owen Dwyfor is ready for a quiet holiday away from his mother and sisters who would have him married off. That is, until his godmother's neighbor, Lady Pearl Howlett comes barging in to his solitude.

After some reluctance, the two come together for a joyous—and steamy—Christmas they won't forget.

Giveaway Winner:
IG: @nellymynell

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