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Sexy Spotlight: Feminism & Romance

Sexy Spotlight: Feminism & Romance

March 22, 2019

Topics:
Feminism in Romance Novels
Sex Positivity
Porn vs. Romance Novels 
The Infamous/famous Romance Novel Covers

Details: 
In honor of Women's History Month, Keegan and Madigan from Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist (@angryneighborhoodfeminist) join me once again to discuss Feminism in Romance Novels! 

 

Making Sense

Making Sense

March 20, 2019

The Novel:
Making Sense  

The Author: 
Lila Rose 

The Noobies: 
Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist (@angryneighborhoodfeminist)

The Synopsis: 
Adalyn Sage. 

I'm thirty-seven, a mother, a divorcee, and I’m ready to date again. 
I need a man willing to love me for who I am, despite what size I am. Only finding such a guy is harder than it’s cracked up to be. 
Afterall, I'm a little clumsy and just a tad outspoken… that is unless I’m in front of a man so good-looking my panties melt. Then I become an absolute weirdo. 

Case in point: Vice Salvatore. Stunning. Growly. And also my boss. 
Thank God his a**hole attitude put my racing heart at ease and changed my lust to hate. 
Nope. I don’t care for him. Won’t. I’ll continue to ignore my ladybits and stay strong. 

At least for a while.

The Secret to Dating Your Best Friend’s Sister

The Secret to Dating Your Best Friend’s Sister

March 8, 2019

The Novel:
The Secret to Dating Your Best Friend's Sister  

The Author: 
Meghan Quinn 

The Noobies: 
Kristen Springer (@SpringerKristen)

The Synopsis: 
How do you date your best friend's sister? Easy. 

Step one: Pretend you want her to set you up with someone else. That will bring the two of you closer.

Step two: Go on date with lots of random women, proceed to get stupid drunk and talk about your best friend's sister, thus gaining the courage to finally make a move.

Step three: Randomly show up at her apartment and confess your love. Women love that, right?

It all seemed so simple. A fool-proof three step process that will guarantee the love of you life to fall madly in love with you. 

At least--that's what I thought was going to happen. But my attempts to win over Julia Westin backfired in more ways than I can count. The thing about Julia? She's smart--really smart--and her wicked gaze cuts through all the charm I've tried slinging her way. She's not interested in games, my gifts, or my stories. She might want me too; but she's not giving in that easy...

Stripped

Stripped

February 27, 2019

The Novel:
Stripped  

The Author: 
Zoey Castile  

The Noobies: 
Serena Ghazzawi (IG: @serreall)

The Synopsis: 
Skilled, sculpted, and sexy, the men of adult entertainment are the kind of guys a woman reserves for her fantasies, not her reality. But is there more to these professional hotties than meets the eye? …

The day Robyn Flores meets Zac Fallon is one of those days. You know, when you’re already late for work. Mostly because you haven’t really slept since your best friend abandoned you for her fiancé and her exponentially better life. The kind of day you drag yourself to the cleaners to pick up your laundry, only to discover you’ve got the wrong bag—Star Spangled sequined thong, anyone? So Robyn is definitely not ready for the ridiculously gorgeous guy at her front door, except that they have each other’s clothes. But then, is any woman ever ready to meet the love of her life?

There’s just one problem: Zac Fallon is not the love of Robyn’s life. Zac knows, despite the
all-too-intimate dinner they share, he doesn’t have a shot at her. Because the next time Zac sees Robyn, he’s front and center of the male revue headlining her best friend’s bachelorette party. So much for wooing the pretty schoolteacher, much less impressing her old-fashioned family, with his upstanding lifestyle. Now he’s only got one way to win his dream girl. It’s gonna be the steamiest, most irresistible seduction she’s ever seen. And this time it will be no act …

Sexy Spotlight: My Lady’s Choosing (Live Show Recording)

Sexy Spotlight: My Lady’s Choosing (Live Show Recording)

February 14, 2019

The Novella: 
My Lady's Choosing 

The Author: 
Kitty Curran & Larissa Zageris 

The Noobies: 
Kristen Clement (IG: @kristenkrissi)

The Synopsis: 
You are the plucky but penniless heroine in the center of eighteenth-century society, courtship season has begun, and your future is at hand. Will you flip forward fetchingly to find love with the bantering baronet Sir Benedict Granville? Or turn the page to true love with the hardworking, horse-loving highlander Captain Angus McTaggart? Or perhaps race through the chapters chasing a good (and arousing) man gone mad, bad, and scandalous to know, Lord Garraway Craven? Or read on recklessly and take to the Continent as the “traveling companion” of the spirited and adventuresome Lady Evangeline? Or yet some other intriguing fate? Make choices, turn pages, and discover all the daring delights of the multiple (and intertwining!) storylines. And in every path you pick, beguiling illustrations bring all the lust and love to life.

**This episode was recorded with a live audience at Actors Workout Studio in North Hollywood, CA on February 9th. 

Once Ghosted, Twice Shy

Once Ghosted, Twice Shy

February 1, 2019

The Novella: 
Once Ghosted, Twice Shy  

The Author: 
Alyssa Cole 

The Noobies: 
MK (@themkmcfadden)

The Synopsis: 
Alyssa Cole returns with a fun, sexy romance novella in the Reluctant Royals series!

While her boss the prince was busy wooing his betrothed, Likotsi had her own love affair after swiping right on a dating app. But her romance had ended in heartbreak, and now, back in NYC again, she’s determined to rediscover her joy—so of course she runs into the woman who broke her heart.

When Likotsi and Fabiola meet again on a stalled subway train months later, Fab asks for just one cup of tea. Likotsi, hoping to know why she was unceremoniously dumped, agrees. Tea and food soon leads to them exploring the city together, and their past, with Fab slowly revealing why she let Likotsi go, and both of them wondering if they can turn this second chance into a happily ever after.

Sexy Spotlight: The Best of 2018

Sexy Spotlight: The Best of 2018

January 25, 2019

Topics:
January Patreon Shout-Outs
Starting a Romance podcast
Kelly's Top 5 Favorite Episodes
Top 5 Book Recommendations
Most Downloaded Episodes

Details: 
In the first of our Sexy Spotlight mini-episodes, Kelly reviews "The Best of 2018". 

Duke by Day, Rogue by Night

Duke by Day, Rogue by Night

January 14, 2019

The Novel: 
Duke by Day, Rogue by Night 

The Author: 
Katherine Bone

The Noobies: 
Adam Jewell (IG: @aj_grizz41)
Michelle Jewell (IG: @shellnicole33)

The Synopsis: 
His identity is in jeopardy—and so is his heart…

When a number of ill-advised financial dealings threaten her father’s reputation, Lady Constance Danbury finds herself facing an arranged marriage to a cruel man nearly twice her age. Willing to do anything to escape the betrothal, she boards a merchantman bound for Spain to enlist her estranged aunt’s aid. But when the ship is overtaken by pirates, her dream of freedom disappears as memories of her mother’s death at the hand of corsairs flood her with determination never to bow down to a pirate.

Percival Avery, Duke of Blendingham, is a member of Nelson’s Tea, an elite group of patriots assigned to protect England’s shores at any cost. Service to the Crown requires heroic sacrifice, and for Percy, that means living a double life. On land, he is a mysterious nobleman, and at sea, he is a dangerous pirate infiltrating the underbelly of society. He takes great care to keep his two identities separate, but while investigating a notorious pirate ring, Percy finds them coming to a head. Now, he must choose between completing his mission and saving the life of the beautiful woman he recognizes as his commander’s niece.

Returning Constance to London isn’t easy, however. She will have none of it, even as her traitorous body longs for the devil who saved her. But she is not the only one struggling for control. Passion has no place in a world of intrigue and espionage, and despite his feelings, Percy swears to protect her—not only from the enemy but from himself.

Whiskey Sharp: Unraveled

Whiskey Sharp: Unraveled

January 4, 2019

The Novel: 
Whiskey Sharp: Unraveled

The Author: 
Lauren Dane

The Noobies: 
Jason Berk (@guitarmanjb)

The Synopsis: 
The sharpest ache comes from wanting what you think you can’t have…

Maybe Dolan has lived independent, free-spirited and unattached since leaving home at sixteen. Whiskey Sharp, Seattle’s sexy vintage-styled barbershop and whiskey bar, gave her a job—and a reason to put down roots. Cutting hair by day, losing herself drumming in a punk rock band by night, she’s got it good.

But a longtime crush that turns into a hot, edgy night with brooding and bearded Alexsei Petrov makes it a hell of a lot better.

Maybe’s blunt attitude and carnal smile hooked Alexsei from the start. Protecting people is part of his nature and Maybe is meant to be his…even if she doesn’t know it. Yet. He can’t help himself from wanting to protect and care for her.

But Maybe’s fiery independent spirit means pushing back when Alexsei goes too far. Still, he’s not afraid to do a little pushing of his own to get what he wants—her in his life, and his bed, for good. Maybe’s more intoxicating than all the liquor on his shelf…and he’s not afraid to ride the blade’s edge to bind her to him.

 

All I Want for Christmas is a Cowboy (Boobsmas #12)

All I Want for Christmas is a Cowboy (Boobsmas #12)

December 24, 2018

The Novel:
All I Want for Christmas is a Cowboy  

The Author: 
Jessica Clare  

The Noobies: 
Cora Dianne (@vintageortacky)
Gabrielle Dooha-Chambers (@musingsofafox)

The Synopsis:
Christmas may be coming, but it's just another day at the ranch as far as Eli Pickett is concerned. Someone has to take care of the herd and that means no holiday vacation for him. But that's just the way he likes it--it’s not like he has a woman to spend time with anyways. Most women don't want the ranch life, or the surly, silent cowboy that comes with it. Fine with him. He'd rather have the quiet of a roaring fire and the company of his dogs.

Cassandra Horn is trying to make it to her parents' winter cabin in Wyoming before the blizzard hits. She desperately needs a vacation from the chaos of Manhattan...and her boss’s boyfriend, who is making her life miserable. But Cass never makes it to the cabin. 

A raging snowstorm causes her car to crash, where she's found unconscious by Eli. When Cass wakes, she has no memories of who she is. Eli takes one look at Cass's big blue eyes and dark curls, and like a Christmas miracle, falls head over heels in love. But while the attraction is mutual, can she give her heart to this cowboy if she’s not sure it’s hers to give?