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40-Love

40-Love

September 23, 2020

This episode is sponsored by The Siren and the Deep Blue Sea, the latest book in the Embraced by Magic series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Kerrelyn Sparks.

The Novel:
40-Love (There's Something About Marysburg #1)

The Author: 
Olivia Dade

The Noobie:
Alysa, Host of Fataliteas and Best Forevers Podcast

The Synopsis:
This match is no game.

When a rogue wave strips Tess Dunn of her bikini top, desperate, half-naked times call for desperate, please-cover-me-kids-are-coming-closer measures. Enter Lucas Karlsson, AKA that flirty Swede in the water nearby. When he prevents her bare buoys from being exposed to fellow vacationers, even an ocean can’t drown the sparks that fly.

Lucas, a former top-level tennis pro now giving lessons at the resort, fled there after the abrupt, painful end to his injury-plagued career. But he’s finally ready to move on with his life—and after a few late-night, hands-on sessions with Tess, he’s eager to prove he’s the ace she wants.

But this match comes with challenges: She’s forty, and at twenty-six, he’s barely old enough to rent a car. Worse, they only have two weeks together before Tess returns to her assistant-principal life in Virginia. During that brief time, they’ll have to play hard, take a few risks, and find out whether their chemistry is a one-shot wonder…or whether they’re meant to be doubles partners for life.

Show Notes:
- Sponsored promo for The Siren and the Deep Blue Sea
- Introducing Alysa, podcaster and professor extraordinaire 
- Coming Soon: Unrequited, a podcast focused on unrequited love
- Alysa's professional experience with "interpersonal communications" and the "dark side"
- Shoutout to parents, students, and educators (00:08:24)
- Want to start a podcast? Reach out to some college students
- "I came out of the womb searching for friends."
- Be sure to check out Alysa's podcasts, Fataliteas and Best Forevers
- Cultivating our perception of love based on the media we consume (00:21:13)
- Elle Kennedy's Off Campus series (or anything by Elle Kennedy) 
- Patreon Shoutouts (00:32:23)
- Cocktober and Boobsmas are coming...
- Synopsis today's reading, 40-Love (00:34:30)
- Romance very different from Joan Wilder's books ("Romancing the Stone")
- Body-Positive, sex-positive, and more forward-thinking than expectations
- FINALLY, a book about a plus-size woman without it being about a woman being plus-size (00:44:25)
- Risky communication 
- Highlighting male characters with emotions
- Make it more... Swedish? (00:59:51)
- Talk about a hilarious book!
- Sexcerpts, Consent, & Period Sex (01:04:49)
- Beings themselves, but also being themselves TOGETHER
- A few more Sexcerpts & Shower Sex (01:16:01)
- More romance in the movies, please! Netflix, hire us...
- How do we even begin to cast this film?
- Heat, Heart, & Humor Ratings (01:25:28)
- Wrap-up with Alysa

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Steamy Spotlight: Interview with Leni Kauffman

Steamy Spotlight: Interview with Leni Kauffman

September 16, 2020

Summary:
Even if you don’t recognize her name, chances are you’re already familiar with Leni Kauffman's work. She is the illustrator behind such romance novel covers as Adriana Herrera’s Finding Joy and Olivia Dade’s 40-Love, which we’ll be reading and reviewing in an upcoming episode! Join Leni and I as we discuss the recent illustrated cover phenomenon sweeping romance, her art aesthetic and why she needs to read more romance novels!

Guest:
Leni Kauffman 

Show Notes: 
- Welcome artist and illustrator, Leni Kauffman 
- The beginning of Leni's art career by way of fashion (00:03:15) 
- Plants, food, and fashion, oh my!
- Adding more color to your life during a pandemic (literally)
- Creative freedom vs. Specificity - Helpful or hindering?
- "Not yet"
- The process for illustrating romance novel covers (00:14:18)
- Mimi Grace's Along for the Ride
- Illustrated covers as a means for representation (00:20:18)
- Talking about typography... 
- A brief announcement about acknowledgments 
- The benefits of illustrating for the wonderful world of romance 
- Upcoming work from Leni: Olivia Dade's Spoiler Alert, Karen Booth's Gray Hair Don't Care, poetry and beyond! (00:28:58)
- Leni's work with Vogue: Japan and ambitions to illustrate magazine covers
- More illustrated covers please!

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Office Hours

Office Hours

September 7, 2020

The Novel:
Office Hours

The Author:
Katrina Jackson

The Noobie:
Jazmen, Host of Three Black Chicks
Blk & Bkish Merch
Literally Black

The Synopsis:
What's life like on the tenure track?

For Assistant Professor of Sociology, Dr. Deja Evans, it sucks. Hard. Every day.

Between the class prep, the meetings, grading student work, trying to find time to complete her own research and the meetings, she didn't have a life, she had a digital calendar that decided whether she got to wallow in her feelings at 3pm or 7pm, on Thursday or maybe Sunday. And the worst meeting of them all was the two-and-a-half-hour, once a month Faculty Senate, which was drier than her dating life, duller than her skin in winter and far longer than her attention span.

The only thing that made those never-ending Faculty Senate meetings bearable was watching Dr. Alejandro Mendoza, Associate Professor of History, breathe. For years, Deja had harbored a kind of secret crush on the sexiest man on campus never thinking that he would ever feel the same, until one unexpected day, they have a steamy after hours encounter in her office and suddenly her life seems much more exciting.

That lasts about half a minute.

Over the course of a hectic academic year, Deja tries to survive her classes, help her students, prepare herself for her third-year review, and most important of all, she has to learn how to get out of her own way and just let Alejandro love her.

Show Notes: 
- Introducing the woman who does it all :) 
- The Boobies & Noobies drinking game 
- A very witchy birthday
- Reading makes for better writing
- The importance of reading independently published Black stories (00:05:37)
- Shoutout to Christina C. Jones, Katrina Jackson, and Rebekah Weatherspoon 
- GOOGLE IT 
- Black Indie Reviewer Recs: Brazen Babe Reviews and Shades n Pages
- Book Recs: Wonder by Christina C. Jones, Snowflake by Nia Forrester, Liquor & Laundry by Tasha L. Harrison, and Pink Slip by Katrina Jackson
- An inside peek at Jazmen's WIP
- Can we move beyond 20-something romance?
- Introducing Office Hours by Katrina Jackson (00:19:36)
- You might remember our review of Grand Theft N.Y.E. also by Katrina Jackson
- And the award for sexiest cover model goes to...
- Things we love: Mutual pining, Deja's anxiety, the ultimate girl tribe, and a "real man"
- Petty relationship deal breakers? (00:35:32)
- How do we feel about conflict-free, feel-good romance? (00:37:21)
- What's sexier than creativity? Thank you Katrina "Steamy" Jackson
- A few steamy sexcerpts (00:44:11)
- The relationship between Black students and Black educators
- Heart, Humor, & Heat Ratings (00:54:37)

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The Pool Boy (August Book Club)

The Pool Boy (August Book Club)

September 2, 2020

The Novel:
The Pool Boy (Nashville Neighborhood #2)

The Author:
Nikki Sloane

The Not-so-Noobie:
Thien-Kim Lam 
Bawdy Bookworms

The Synopsis:
Nothing says happy birthday like catching your husband in a compromising position with his boss.

His male boss.

Why, hello, midlife crisis. I’m starting over, but this time I’m doing it right. Or at least I’m doing what I want.

Taking the day off from work to hang out poolside? Yup. Do I leave the swimsuit in my house? Sure.

Does my very hot, twenty-something pool boy happen to catch me naked? Oh, yeah, he does. And he likes what he sees… a lot.

My best friend keeps telling me to have a fling and get back out there. But I’m not so sure she meant for me to do it with her son.

Show Notes:
- Welcome to the August Book Club with Thien-Kim
- Special Thanks to Valentine PR & Literary Management 
- Previous Bawdy Bookworms reads for Boobies & Noobies: Ice Cream Lover by Jackie Lau and Calling It by Jen Doyle
- An ode to donuts
- The History of Bawdy Bookworms: a sex toy subscription box for romance readers (00:05:27)
- Exploring safe sexual fantasies with romance novels
- The September Quickie collab with Smexy Books
- Thien-Kim's #OwnVoices romance novel out 2021 with Avon
- Follow Thien-Kim Lam on her website and pick up your first Bawdy Bookworms box today!
- Introducing The Pool Boy by Nikki Sloane (00:23:13)
- Initial impressions
- Preferences in age gap romance (00:28:07)
- Reading a series out of order
- The story behind the Nashville Neighborhood series: PORN (00:34:46)
- Dream casting for The Pool Boy (00:38:03)
- Emotional maturity in a male characters 

*Promo for My Imaginary Friends Show* (00:45:54)

- Let the Spoiler Talk begin... (00:46:52)
- Writing happy endings while the world is on fire 
- Your friendly reminder (rant) to read the author's acknowledgments 
- Who doesn't love some mutual masturbation?
- A couple of steamy sexcerpts (01:05:33)
- Lube, lube, lube, lube, lube
- Heart, Humor, & Heat Ratings (01:18:00)
- Swords crossing...
- September Book Club announcement and Giveaway Winner

Giveaway Winner:
Beth Cherry

September Book Club:
Getting Schooled by Emma Chase

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With Just One Kiss

With Just One Kiss

August 26, 2020

This episode is brought to you by The Rebellious Rancher, the third book in the Millers of Morgan Valley series by Kate Pearce. The Rebellious Rancher is available wherever books are sold.

The Novel:
With Just One Kiss (Grayson Friends #6)

The Author: 
Francis Ray

The Noobie:
Lauren, Writer and Creator of Literary Dates 

The Synopsis:
Cicely St. John is not impressed by her friend C.J. Callahan’s so-called passion in life: running a New York City bar that he inherited from his uncle. So why can’t Cicely stop thinking about the dance they shared at their mutual friends’ wedding—or the mutual attraction she felt in C.J.’s arms?

As far as C.J. is concerned, Cicely is a snob whose “passion” in life—writing for fashion magazines—is as pretentious as she is. So why can’t he keep his eyes off her? C.J. has a business to run. And Cicely has a job opportunity in Paris. Neither of them even has time to think about romance right now. But maybe, just once, the two could test their friendship…with just one kiss.

Show Notes:
- Sponsored promo for The Rebellious Rancher 
- Introducing Lauren, the blogger behind Literary Dates
- Shoutout to author Sarah Smith for making the connection - preorder Sarah's new book, Simmer Down (00:02:53)
- Dating IRL vs. Dating book boyfriends
- How long do you have to live in NYC to be a legit New Yorker?
- Coming Soon: Literary Dates in other States...
- Where to find & follow Literary Dates (00:17:43)
- Selecting a romance novel set in NYC: With Just One Kiss (00:18:48)
- Synopsis for With Just One Kiss
- Lauren recommends: Sarah Smith, Skye McDonald, & Colleen Hoover
- CJ... the book boyfriend of our dreams (00:29:19)
- The great tea controversy
- Shout out to My Worst Date Podcast 
- Virtual speed dating: yay or nay?
- Cicely & CJ: a match made in romance
- A delicious romance... do not read hungry! (00:48:10)
- Kelly's petty note about cinnamon rolls (00:49:18)
- The mysterious ice skating rink...
- One major complaint: stop telling women they can't "have it all" (00:55:06)
- A couple of sexcerpts...
- Lauren's Literary Date Recs for With Just One Kiss (01:08:51)
- Heart, Heat, & Humor Ratings (01:17:28)
- "His burgeoning desire" 
- Make yourself feel good. Period. 

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Steamy Spotlight: Interview with Corinne Michaels

Steamy Spotlight: Interview with Corinne Michaels

August 14, 2020

Summary:
New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Corinne Michaels joins Kelly to discuss her upcoming release, The One for Me, book three in the Arrowood Brothers series. Other topics include mindfulness through meditation, discovering romance novels at an early age, and Corinne's real life "instalove" story that influenced her writing. 

Guest:
Corinne Michaels

Show Notes: 
- Welcome New York Times bestselling author, Corinne Michaels
- Corinne's quarantine survival tips
- App recommendations: Headspace, Brain.FM, and Breathing
- When meditation meets audio porn... 
- Adjusting concentration levels and creating a healthy atmosphere
- A tale of two librarians: reading in the blood (00:11:25)
- It all began with Danielle Steel and Nora Roberts
- Discovering empathy and life lessons in romance novels
- From reader to writer and an IRL instalove story (00:17:38)
- A renaissance of reading, thanks to Twilight
- The book that started it all, Beloved and Laurelin Paige's brutal (but helpful) notes
- Corinne's NEW release: The One for Me (Arrowood Brothers Book #3) - Available August 18th (00:32:18)
- The origins of the Arrowood Brothers...
- *Gasp* Corinne admits who her favorite brother is!
- Handling "cheating" in romance novels? (00:42:06)
- What's up next for Corinne? (00:48:21)
- The story that Corinne is dying to write is indescribable... literally 
- Writing outside of your genre... risky or adventurous? 
- Author and... life coach?
- Where to find, follow, and keep in touch with Corinne: on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and join her FB group, Corrine Michaels Books.  

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The Write Escape

The Write Escape

August 14, 2020

The Novel:
The Write Escape: an Irish Romance

The Author:
Charish Reid

The Noobie:
Courtney, Host of The Cult of Domesticity Podcast 

The Synopsis:
Take one heartbroken Chicago girl...

Literary editor Antonia Harper had it all—the career, the man, the future. That was then. Now Antonia is jobless, alone and at a crossroads. What better time to travel the world? A solo honeymoon on the Emerald Isle will be like hitting the reset button. No distractions, no drama.

Add some luck o’ the Irish...

Aiden Byrnes may be a literature professor, but words fail him when he meets the woman staying in the cottage next door. Tully Cross is meant to be a sleepy little village, and he’s meant to be on a working holiday—not a vacation, and most definitely not with his beautiful neighbor.

And you get some mighty good craic.

They say laughter is the best medicine—and as it turns out, superhot sex isn’t so bad either. Antonia and Aiden’s spark quickly grows into what could be something special, if they’re willing to take the leap. Ending up an ocean apart is unthinkable, and when real life comes calling, there’s no ignoring that leap anymore…

Show Notes: 
- Introducing Courtney and The Cult of Domesticity Podcast 
- A quick historical anecdote from Nick at St. Paul Filmcast
- The differences in language and what it says about our ancestors
- Courtney's beer & history pairings
- Shoutout to author Sarah Smith for introducing me to our book today: The Write Escape (00:15:30)
- Read the About the Author, y'all...
- Courtney's "accidental" romance reading experience
- Courtney recommends: Lisa Renee Jones and Meghan March
- Kelly's history with Lora Leigh's Breeds series and Courtney's discussion with Deconstructing Damsels (00:20:08)
- From the Breeds to Laurann Dohner's New Species series...
- FINALLY, a synopsis for The Write Escape (00:27:13)
- Trope of the day: "Broken Wedding"
- Race in America vs. Race in Ireland
- The history behind and Irish narrative (as told by a historian)
- We love men who read romance... in romance novels
- Is an HEA the same as a resolution in romance novels?
- Some quirky quotations worth sharing (00:53:18)
- Courtney recommends: Maureen Smith's Denver Rebels series
- Sexy dishwashing and a few more sexcerpts... (00:57:26)
- Courtney recommends: Prostitution, Race, and Politics
- Safety first... carry condoms, people
- Heart, Heat, & Humor Ratings (01:15:10)
- Kelly recommends: The Pregnancy Test by Erin McCarthy
- Courtney recommends: Claiming His Beauty by Ellis Leigh
- What to read next...

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Make Me Hate You: July Book Club

Make Me Hate You: July Book Club

July 31, 2020

This episode is brought to you by Crushing It, the exciting new romantic comedy from debut author, Lorelei Parker. Crushing It is available wherever books are sold.

The Novel:
Make Me Hate You

The Author:
Kandi Steiner

The Not-so-Noobie:
Ariana (@arianareadsbooks)

The Synopsis:
If he kisses me right now, I’ll drown.

Every sip of air is shallow and burning, because in the arms of my best friend’s brother, I’m the closest I’ve ever been to sin.

His eyes flick to my lips, and I remember the first time I tasted him, seven years ago before I left this town and vowed never to return. His hands grip my waist, and I remember the pain when he rejected me, when my entire world crashed down at his command. His jaw clenches, and my senses come alive with one stinging reminder.

I’m not his to kiss, and he’s not mine.

I tried to stay away from Tyler Wagner, putting an entire country between us. But when his sister’s wedding brings us back to the same town, to the same house, I can’t avoid him, no matter how hard I try.

He’s always there, his dark eyes bewitching, luring me into their depths. The memory of us pulls me under like a rip current, and when he flashes that smile, I lose my breath, along with my will, unable to escape his grip and find the surface.

Now, hours before our plus ones arrive for the wedding, I’m in his arms, begging him to make me hate him, knowing he never could.

If he kisses me right now, I’ll drown.

And I’ll take him down with me.

Show Notes:
- Sponsored promo for Crushing It
- Welcome to the July Book Club with Ariana
- Special Thanks to Valentine PR & Literary Management 
- The romance series I'll continue to recommend to every reader: The Bluewater Billionaires (00:03:49)
- Our shared appreciation and love for the "Core Four": Pippa Grant, Claire Kingsley, Lucy Score, and Kathryn Nolan
- Ariana's masterful make-up looks - catch them on IG!
- Why don't we have more book covers featuring women and JUST women?
- "There was enough space for Aaron Burr and Hamilton"...
- Ariana's Reading Recommendations (00:13:00)
- Want to join another book club? Check out SheSquad Book Club
- Book Club Question #1: What are your favorite romance novel tropes? (00:15:03)
- Why do we love hockey romance so much?
- Massive THANK YOU to Kandi Steiner for the bonus giveaway prizes!
- Introducing Make Me Hate You (00:20:01) - Available for FREE on Kindle Unlimited
- Spoiler-free summarized first impressions from Ariana & Kelly (00:24:34)
- Shoutout to Kandi's latest release: Ritual (Available Now)
- Astrology as it relates to our favorite characters... 
- Book Club Question #2: Who would you cast to play Jasmine in a film adaptation of Make Me Hate You? (00:32:56)
- Smalt blue, not smelt blue...
- A quick poll about "casting" cover models as the characters in books
- Book Club Question #3: Who would you cast to play Tyler in the film adaptation of Make Me Hate You? 
- Jacob vs. Tyler vs. Azra vs. Jasmine aka the Love Trapezoid 
- The beginning of Kandi's Fun Facts (00:45:29)
- Jasmine's mysterious podcast
- Book Club Question #4: Have you been a bridesmaid before? What did you wear? (00:50:49) *Thank you for the pics*
- Lavender... the unforgiving bridesmaid dress color 

*Promo for the Dateable Podcast

- Let the Spoiler Talk begin... (00:56:50)
- Shoutout to the pole dancers of the world
- I love when characters HUSK
- A couple of steamy sexcerpts... (01:30:05)
- Heart, Heat, & Humor Ratings (01:35:00)
- August Book Club announcement and Giveaway Winners 

Giveaway Winners:
Emily Morris
Kayla Schleicher
*Shawna Broadstock*


August Book Club:
The Pool Boy by Nikki Sloane (Available August 11th) 

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The Devil of Downtown

The Devil of Downtown

July 30, 2020

This episode is brought to you by Candlewick Press, publisher of The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea, the new YA fantasy novel by Maggie Takuda-Hall.

The Novel:
The Devil of Downtown

The Author: 
Joanna Shupe

The Noobie:
Ashby Vose, Ori Co-founder and Head of Brand (@ashbyvose)
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The Synopsis:

Manhattan kingpin.
Brilliant mastermind.
Gentleman gangster.

He's built a wall around his heart...

Orphaned and abandoned on the Bowery's mean streets, Jack Mulligan survived on strength, cunning, and ambition. Now he rules his territory better than any politician or copper ever could. He didn't get here by being soft. But in uptown do-gooder Justine Greene―the very definition of an iron fist in a velvet glove―Jack may have met his match.

She wears hers on her sleeve...

Justine is devoted to tracking down deadbeat husbands and fighting for fair working conditions. When her mission brings her face-to-face with Jack, she's shocked to find the man behind the criminal empire is considerably more charming and honorable than many "gentlemen" she knows.

Forming an unlikely alliance, they discover an unexpected desire. And when Justine's past catches up with them, Jack may be her only hope of survival. Is she ready to make a deal with the devil...?

 

Show Notes: 
- Sponsored promo for The Mermaid, The Witch, and the Sea
- Introducing Ashby Vose & Ori
- Catch the replay of our discussion at Virtual PopCon!
- Join the Plus Size Group Chat on Facebook for a group of like-minded, body-positive women :)
- Check out our FREE Bonus Patreon chat about anxiety, finding connection during quarantine, and barista woes!
- Today's book: The Devil of Downtown (00:11:25)
- Acknowledging our misconceptions about romance 
- Defining "pleasure reading"...
- Revisiting my discussion about romance novel covers with Skye McDonald
- Synopsis for The Devil of Downtown (00:21:33)
- Getting to know our heroine through the rest of the characters
- The subtle (and not-so-subtle) mention of what's "good" and "bad" and how it relates to exploring privilege in the world today (00:34:35)
- Kelly's Advice: start reading cover-to-cover
- The historical research behind The Devil of Downtown (00:43:50)
- Channeling Hamilton while reading 
- A variety of progressive, modern relationships
- Sharing your space with a significant other?
- Not a lot of negatives, but... (01:04:10)
- The uniqueness of "sister stories"
- A newfound appreciation for where we are today
- A PLETHORA of saucy sexcerpts (01:11:58)
- The oral sex and dirty talk in this book puts every other book to shame
- Heart, Heat, & Humor Ratings (01:25:15)
- Bringing things full circle with some more "pleasure reading"

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Steamy Spotlight: Interview with RC Boldt

Steamy Spotlight: Interview with RC Boldt

July 20, 2020

Summary:
Hell Hath No Fury author and karaoke queen, RC Boldt, joins Kelly to discuss her venture into romantic suspense, her gift for digging up hole-in-the-wall taco stands, and her deep dive into the Dixie Mafia which may (or may not) have involved googling the "dark web". 

Guest: 
RC Boldt 

Show Notes: 
- Promo for Dateable, a Frolic Podcast Network show
- Introducing RC Boldt 
- RC's go-to karaoke jams and workout playlists (00:02:27)
- The beginning of RC's romance-reading career (00:05:35)
- Friends-to-lovers and Second-Chance Romance with a dash of military 
- RC recommends: Anything by Lauren Layne 
- You gotta love a book named Clam Jam... 
- It's okay to break "the rules" and talk to the audience/reader
- The history behind The Good Samaritan and why it doesn't fit inside "the box"
- The crazy story behind RC's latest book, Hell Hath No Fury (00:15:20)
- The challenges of writing romantic suspense (00:21:59)
- The beauty that is Timothy Olyphant (and other dudes with shaved-heads) 
- A brief discussion about the evolution of romance novel covers
- More romantic suspense to come!
- The research deep-dive for Hell Hath No Fury (00:27:30)
- What's one or two tidbits about the Dixie Mafia?
- What's up next for RC? More mafia... (00:35:11)
- Our shared gift for finding the best hole-in-the-wall foodie spots
- The EXCLUSIVE blurb for RC's next mafia book! (00:39:13)
- RC's advice to the "noobie" romance readers (00:45:08)

- This might be the start of a beautiful business venture... 

- Where to find, follow, and keep in touch with RC: on Instagram, Facebook, or join the Boldt's Beach Babes Readers group on Facebook.  

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