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The Novel: By Mistake (Poison & Wine #1)The Author: Sigal EhrlichThe Noobie: Jaimee Bell Twitter: @jaimeebell_The Synopsis: There’s so much going on in Anna’s life. Teaching countless hours at the studio and nurturing the three major relationships of her life – her group of tight-knit friends, all while attempting to not screw up this whole adulthood thing leaves very little time to waste on yet another dating app. At this point, a relationship is off the menu. Being “self-partnered” is more than enough. A serious relationship has been crossed off Liam Brody’s list of goals, at least for the foreseeable future. Completing his residency and becoming a trauma surgeon is his only priority. Casual relationships, his friends, and books are the only things he’s willing to lose his precious free time to.When an accidental email starts a deep online connection, both Liam and Anna dive in with zero concern . . . because there’s really no harm in getting close to someone who you’ll never meet in real life, right? Wrong. When a turn of events brings their “safe” virtual connection to an unexpected face-to-face, Anna and Liam learn their online chemistry pales in comparison to the real deal. A realization that brings along the bazillion-dollar question – what do you do when you meet The One at the most impossibly wrong time?Show Notes:- Introducing Jaimee Bell, freelance writer turned erotica author- Jaimee's personal experience with "digital love"- Check out Jaimee's writing on sexual health, relationships, and more on Sofia Gray- A sneak peek at Jaimee's work in progress!- A few words on Fifty Shades of Grey's legacy - we need a new frame of reference when it comes to BDSM (00:11:51)- Be sure to check out our Snacket episodes on Patreon!- Today's reading: By Mistake by Sigal Ehrlich (00:16:47)- Jaimee's relationship with romance novels - The benefits of a Dual POV- A brief synopsis for By Mistake (00:21:07)- Stop double-first-naming men!- Overall impressions: A sweet "cilantro" read- A beautiful bouquet... of red flags (00:31:57)- A fine line between educational and "preachy" - Why aren't we having more digital sex in digital love stories?- "Get on the plane, Rachel."- Some not-so-steamy sexcerpts (00:47:27)- Night fishing and funeral home dates?- Heart, Humor, & Heat Ratings (00:54:31)- More romance reading ahead Books Mentioned- All the Dirty Little Things: An Erotica Collection by Jaimee Bell- Eat Pray Love and Committed by Elizabeth GilbertFollow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
Summary:USA Today Bestselling author, Marni Mann joins Kelly to discuss her latest release, When We Met (Moments in Boston #2). Other topics include our shared wanderlust (amplified by times of quarantine), the art of note-taking, and everything to love about desserts. Plus, Marni offers us a sneak peek at her next series in the works! Guest: Marni MannIG: @MarniMannTwitter: @MarniMann*Trigger Warnings* Marni's Moments in Boston series is set in and around the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. We also discuss Marni's handling of darker issues inspired by true traumatic events such as death of a relative, a friend's drug addiction and overdose, etc. Show Notes: - Experiencing wanderlust with author, Marni Mann- Following Stephen King- Marni's writing journey (00:06:11)- From romance to erotica, second chance to dark romance - The Moments in Boston series (00:12:18)- A brief synopsis for When We Met, the second book in the series- The challenge (and reward) of writing pain and trauma - When is "too soon" to write about real life traumatic events? (00:23:14)- Marni's Coronavirus project- Drawing the line between historical and contemporary romance - The big "What if?" (00:29:04)- Dessert talk- The beauty of solo travel- A small preview of When Darkness Ends, the next book in the series - available now for pre-order (00:37:53)- A sneak peek at Marni's next four-book series!- Sex and the City reboot? We have questions... (00:43:10)- Find and follow Marni on Instagram, Facebook, etc. Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
This episode is sponsored by Love at First, an uplifting and unforgettable story of love and second chances by critically acclaimed author, Kate Clayborn. The Novel:Call Me Maybe The Author: Cara BastoneThe Noobie:Adam Murphy IG: @photography.by.acmThe Synopsis: Paint your toes. Pick up the wrong coffee and bagel order. Drive from Brooklyn to Jersey in traffic so slow you want to tear your hair out. It’s amazing all the useless things I can accomplish while on hold for three hours with customer service. Three hours when I should be getting the Date-in-a-Box website ready to launch at the big business expo in a few days. Except my shiny new website is glitching, and my inner rage-monster is ready to scorch some earth… when he finally picks up. Not the robot voice I expected but a real live human named Cal. He’s surprisingly helpful and really knows his stuff, even if he’s a little awkward…. in an adorable way.And suddenly I’m flirting with him? And I think he’s flirting back.And suddenly it’s been hours, and we’re still on the phone talking and ordering each other takeout while he trouble shoots my website.And suddenly we’re exchanging numbers and sending texts and DMs every day, leaving voice mails (who even does that anymore?!).And suddenly I’m wondering if it’s possible for two people fall in love at first talk.Because I’m falling… hard.***Vera Hoffman has just days to make sure her website for her new Date-in-a-Box business launches. When the darn thing glitches, she calls her IT company and connects with Cal Kantola. An intense week of phone calls, DMs, voice messages, and texts ensue, and in between troubleshooting, these two start to develop feelings. But will their systems be compatible when they actually meet face-to-face?Show Notes:- Sponsored promo for Love at First by Kate Clayborn (00:00:05 - 00:01:42)- Introducing IT dude and friend-of-the-pod, Adam- A Very Corona-Quarantined Birthday Part Two- Audiobook noobies!- Remembering "books on tape", the original audiobook - Other Audible originals to check out: Getting Schooled by Emma Chase and The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole- Call Me Maybe by Cara Bastone (00:11:10)- Writing for an Audible Original vs. a traditionally-published book- Shoutout to My Worst Date!- The not-so-brief synopsis for Call Me Maybe (00:15:34)- Overall impressions- Vera is the new Sookie- The romanticism of falling in love with a telemarketer- "Jack of all trades, master of none"- Date in a Box - the subscription box we all need! (00:36:40)- Gifting an experience vs. a gift- Real life IT woes (00:40:43)- The modern "You've Got Mail" (but without AIM)- A minor obsession with true crime- To catfish or not to catfish? (00:49:20)- Heart & Humor Ratings - Absolutely no heat (00:54:20)- A very delayed discussion of Adam's history with romance- Check out Patreon for our alien-romance talk!- Adam's beautiful photographyFollow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
The Novel:Happy Ever After Playlist (The Friend Zone #2)The Author: Abby JimenezThe Noobie:Hadas LevIG: @hadas_levTwitter: @levhadas*Watch Hadas in the short film, The Audition*The Synopsis: Two years after losing her fiancé, Sloan Monroe still can't seem to get her life back on track. But one trouble-making pup with a "take me home" look in his eyes is about to change everything. With her new pet by her side, Sloan finally starts to feel more like herself. Then, after weeks of unanswered texts, Tucker's owner reaches out. He's a musician on tour in Australia. And bottom line: He wants Tucker back.Well, Sloan's not about to give up her dog without a fight. As their flirty texts turn into long calls, Sloan can't deny a connection. There's no telling what could happen when they meet in person. The question is: With his music career on the rise, how long will Jason really stick around? And is it possible for Sloan to survive another heartbreak?*Content Warning* A large percentage of this book focuses on a character's grief/depression following the death of a loved on. There's also some minor discussion of drug abuse/addiction. Show Notes:- Introducing actor and writer, Hadas Lev- Appreciate your local restaurant and grocery store staff- Filmmaking during the pandemic (00:07:38)- Dark comedy during the time of Covid19 - "This is the End" and "I Care a Lot" - Coming Soon... "corn porn" with the soundtrack by Korn- March is the month for "Digital Love"- The Happy Ever After Playlist (00:13:10)- Hadas' prior relationship with romance- The fandom is real with Bridgerton and Lore Olympus - A brief synopsis for The Happy Ever After Playlist (00:21:41)- Meddling animals in romance novels- Overall impressions- The next book in the series: Life's Too Short - The Happy Ever After Playlist Playlist - Prepare to feel extremely frustrated...- A few semi-steamy sexcerpts (00:47:20)- Lots of love for the audiobook performers- More tattooed heroines, please!- "Petty notes" about karaoke and chips (00:59:05)- And we're back to cinnamon rolls and orange juice...- The future of romance reading- Wrapping up with HadasFollow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
This episode is sponsored by Driven, the fourth book in the Deep Ops series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Rebecca Zanetti. The Novel:Loverboy (The Company #2)The Author: Sarina BowenThe Noobie:Sara Runnels IG: @omgskrTwitter: @omgskrThe Synopsis: Secrets, desires, and exquisite pie. It’s all in a day’s work at The Company.Growing up, I was the rough guy from the wrong neighborhood who couldn’t catch a break. Posy was the pampered girl I tried to impress. But I managed to steal only a single kiss before I had to skip town.Now I’m back, and the tables are turned. Posy runs a struggling pie shop. I’m the VP of a secretive billion dollar security company.Not that I can tell her.There’s a murderer on the loose in New York, and he seems to spend a lot of time at Posy’s shop. I can’t let on that I’m here to bring him down before he can harm a hair on her pretty head. Going undercover as Posy’s new barista wasn’t my idea. I don’t even drink coffee. But now I have to call her “boss,” and do everything the curvy perfectionist asks of me. I’d forgotten how much we infuriate each other, and that she somehow fills me with both irritation and desire in the same breath.There’s nobody more skilled at stealth ops than me. I can bring this killer down. Right after I take a cold shower. And just as soon as I figure out how to make a skinny peppermint latte with milk poured in the shape of a kitten...Show Notes:- Sponsored promo for Driven by Rebecca Zanetti (00:00:05 - 00:02:00)- Welcome to the ultimate millennial meme-maker, Sara Runnels- The art of sliding into someone's DM's- Be honest, original, and thoughtful (aka be "hot")- Airline copywriting by day, tweets and humor by night - The heyday of MTV...- Read Sara's work in the The New Yorker - "Dating Terms Inspired by Catfishing" (00:12:14)- Write from authentic experiences- Introducing Loverboy and The Company series (00:16:26)- Sarah's prior relationship with romance novels - The problem with "beach reads" (00:20:02)- Overall impressions- No baristas in New York City??- Soap opera family drama- Coffee porn FTW (00:38:40)- Not as much heat as expected...- A few steamy sexcerpts (00:47:37)- Bondage... with a purpose- A threesome (with her hormones)- Next up in the series?- Heart, Humor, and Heat Ratings (01:02:01)- Final thoughts and wrap-up - "Balls out, all-in"Books Mentioned: - Wallbanger by Alice Clayton- A Cowboy for All Seasons by Maisey YatesFollow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
This episode is brought to you by Hopeless Romantic, the second  installment in the When in Rome series by bestselling author, Marina Adair.The Novel:Love and WarThe Author: Shirra LynnThe Noobies:Book of Lies PodcastIG: @BookofLiesPodcastTwitter: @BookofLiesPodThe Synopsis: She's a singer posing as a maid. He's a surgeon forced to serve the Reich. For both of them, deception is the only way to survive the war.Cocktail singer Victoire Duplanchier knows Nazi-occupied Paris is not safe for a black woman. But that's exactly why she's trying to get her family out. When she's caught in a roundup, a man with ocean-blue eyes saves her from being sent to the camps. But can she really trust him? He might seem kind and handsome, but he's also a Nazi.Surgeon, Emil von Konig, was duped into serving the Reich by his deceitful father. When he encounters Victoire, he knows he needs to keep her safe. He offers refuge at his estate in the Parisian countryside, but in order to stay undetected, she must pose as his maid.Their new roles as maid and master find them in close confines. As their connection grows their passion is impossible to ignore.While war rages on around them, Emil and Victoire believe they are safe. But danger is closer than ever. When the true nature of their relationship is discovered, everything will be at risk.Is their love strong enough to conquer the forces that conspire against them?*Content Warnings* This book contains strong language, strong racial content, explicit sexual content and suicide. Readers sensitive to WWII injustices and complexities please beware. This is a stand alone Interracial Romance, HEA guaranteed. Mature Audiences, 18+ only.Show Notes:- Sponsored promo for Hopeless Romantic by Marina Adair (00:00:05 - 00:01:44)- Welcome Brandi and Sunni, hosts of Book of Lies- From game shows to podcasting- Putting liars and fraudsters on blast- Let's talk OnlyFans (00:08:02)- Podcasters in Panties anybody?- A not-so-brief intro and synopsis for Love and War (00:14:07)- Brandi and Sunni's relationships with romance- Overall impressions- Victoire, Victoria, Victory- Let's address the "Nazi" in the room (00:25:37)- Alpha male or straight up asshole?- If you're going to be kinky, be kinky!- Where do we draw the line at fetishizing Black women?- "You're my tangerine tree." - Reading multiple languages in a book (00:48:29)- A few steamy sexcerpts (00:52:15)- A dirty dick joke... this book could've been so kinky- Heart & Heat Ratings - No-go for Humor (01:04:01)- The future of romance readingFollow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
This episode is brought to you by The Duke Heist, the first installment in the Wild Wynchesters series by New York Times bestselling author, Erica Ridley.*Stay tuned for a free sample (the first three chapters) of the audiobook for The Duke Heist at the end of this episode*The Novel:The Rogue to Ruin (Misadventures in Matchmaking #3)The Author: Vivienne Lorret The Not-so-Noobie:Ariana Marie IG: @ArianaReadsBooksTwitter: @Ariana_MariexoThe Synopsis: The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with a client, which shouldn't be a problem when one’s faking an engagement to the rogue across the street . . .Ainsley Bourne needs the family business to succeed. But one obstacle stands in her way—Reed Sterling, the huge, handsome, former prize fighter and owner of the gaming hell across the street. His scandalous customers scare off all her marriage-minded patrons and since the devilish brute has no intention of relocating, she sets out to ruin his unsavory establishment. Yet when a vile suitor from her past reappears, Ainsley hastily claims an attachment to the first man who comes to mind . . . Mr. Sterling, to be exact.Reed doesn’t know who is more surprised by Miss Bourne’s declaration. She clearly hates him, and he’d never admit their arguments simmer with unrequited attraction. Something about the pleading look in her eyes calls to Reed, and against his better judgment, he quickly plays the part of the besotted fiancé.Pretending to be in love requires a convincing charade. But with each tantalizing touch and every scandalous kiss, Ainsley starts to wonder if Reed was ever really the enemy at all.*Content Warnings* (Courtesy of b.andherbooks): Ainsley's former fiancée physically abused her, verbally abused her, and sexually assaulted her. He almost rapes her when she tried to break it off with him (all events are described and do not happen on the page). He does return and tries to catch her in the house, but she is able to hide from him and the cat attacks him. The cat is hurt in the attack and the reader and Ainsley and Reed do not know if the cat is dead or not for some time. I was worried y'all! The cat lives. Show Notes:- Sponsored promo for The Duke Heist by Erica Ridley (00:00:05 - 00:02:30)- Get ready for a bonus Steamy Spotlight interview...- Welcoming Ariana, a not-so-noobie to the podcast- Shoutout to Between the Covers Romance Book Club- Playful pets in romance novels- A few of Ariana's romance recs- Introducing The Rogue to Ruin (00:13:50)- Kelly and Ariana as "noobie" historical romance readers- A brief synopsis for The Rogue to Ruin (00:16:37)- Overall impression: a slow start, but surprisingly powerful- A potential hand fetish? (00:21:09)- Our hero: Reed Sterling- Content Warning for the Book (00:26:15)- Two survivors, one story!- Bringing back the "prank wars" trope- A couple petty notes... - Update... Raven DOES have a book: My Kind of Earl- A few steamy sexcerpts (00:49:35)- Twist ending?- Heart, Humor, & Heat Ratings (01:01:25)- Please send us your hilarious historical romance recs!- Our sincerest apologies for our ignorance surrounding historical romance- Please enjoy a sample of the audiobook for The Duke Heist (01:08:16 - 01:59:58)Books Recommended: - The Sweetest Fix by Tessa Bailey- Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert (Coming Soon!)Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
This episode is brought to you by The Duke Heist, the first installment in the Wild Wynchesters series by New York Times bestselling author, Erica Ridley.Summary:Author Madeleine Henry joins Kelly to discuss her latest release, The Love Proof. Discussion topics include Madeleine's journey from finance to fiction, our obsession with food porn, and an *EXCLUSIVE PEEK* at one of Madeleine's upcoming writing projects. Guest: Madeleine HenryIG: @madeleinehenryyogaShow Notes: - Sponsored Promo for The Duke Heist (00:00:05 - 00:03:30) - Grab a copy of FREE prequel story, The Governess Gambit- Introducing yogi and author, Madeleine Henry- Check out Madeleine's yoga-gram- Transitioning from finance to flexibility and fiction - Madeleine's first book: Breathe In, Cash Out- From Sci-Fi to romance- Madeleine's latest novel, The Love Proof- Writers reading romance (00:14:40)- Women in STEM- Genderless/Colorless vs. Gender Conscious- Invite Madeleine to your next book club (00:21:35)- Madeleine's Spotify Playlists for The Love Proof- Spotify playlists = the modern mixtape- Putting yourself in your books (00:33:07)- Think less, feel more- "Slowing down" mode and recharging the batteries- Writing the future in fiction (00:41:48)- An environmentally-friendly future? Sign me up!- Hopeful takeaways from the book (00:45:41)- Coming Soon-ish: Food Fight - An EXCLUSIVE peek at Madeleine's next book (00:50:00)- Advice for "noobie" romance readers (00:51:17)- Wrapping up with Madeleine HenryBooks Recommended:The Girl in the Love Song by Emma Scott Beach Read by Emily HenryFollow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
This episode is brought to you by Fairy Godmothers, Inc., the first installment in a new Para-Rom-Com series by Saranna DeWylde.The Novel:Something New (Holiday Springs Resort #6)The Author: B. Ivy WoodsThe Noobies:Torry, Host of Ready to Be Petty IG: @rtbppodcastTwitter: @rtbppodcastThe Synopsis:A jilted bride and an overwhelmed banker from New York are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime that neither of them saw coming. Sometimes love happens at the most unexpected times and places.Romance writer, Nicole Ford, always believed in happy endings. Until her own groom left her standing at the altar. Determined to make her own happiness, she sets off for their romantic honeymoon at Holiday Springs, alone.Barrett Pierce, an investment banker from the Big Apple, may have gotten himself in a little hot water and needs to take a break before he's in too deep. Fleeing to the mountains, he has one plan - clearing his head and figuring out a way to fix his mistakes.Neither of them were looking for romance, but they sure found each other and discovered a passion they couldn’t ignore. Forget something old, and something blue...this time these two lovebirds have found something brand new.Escape to the romantic paradise of Holiday Springs and warm up with your next happily ever after. Show Notes:- Sponsored promo for Fairy Godmothers, Inc. by Saranna DeWylde - Introducing Torry, host of Ready to Be Petty (RTBP)- Our shared passion for reality television- Chris Harrison's erotica and "The Bachelor" (00:07:19)- The differences between romance and erotic (00:10:01)- Boobies & Noobies: After Dark with Chris Harrison?- Bridgerton and Torry's introduction to romance novels (00:13:49)- Remembering Cosmo's erotic stories- Some outdated assumptions about romance novels- Something New and the Holiday Springs Resort Series (00:24:26)- The "switching of the guard" in romance novel universes- The synopsis for Something New (00:28:55)- Ode to the "vacation fling" trope- Let the pettiness begin...- Seduction via bubble baths- The Holiday Springs Cinematic Universe (HSCU) - Mojitos in winter?? - A few steamy (and cringeworthy) sexcerpts (00:52:02)- It could've been a Dateline episode- Who's really f*cking all night long?- When sexual euphemisms and baking terms collide- Moving beyond the common "misunderstanding" (01:04:12)- Heart, Heat, & Humor Ratings (01:09:29)- Romantic Gestures with Too Stupid to Live- More romance for Torry?Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts* 
This episode is brought to you by The Rancher Meets His Match, the fourth Western romance in the Millers of Morgan Valley series by Kate Pearce.The Novel:Party Favors (So Over the Holidays #4)The Author: Erin McLellanThe Noobies:Jessica, Host of Deconstructing Damsels IG: @damselspodcastTwitter: @damselspodcastThe Synopsis:Three…Amanda Ellis knows three things: she’s tired of doing what’s expected of her, she hates her job at her family’s business, and the last thing she wants to do is attend her parents’ boring New Year’s Eve ball with a date her mother picked. A few days of fun with her online best friend is exactly what she needs to ring in the New Year on her own terms.Two…Wren Rebello is impulsive and always ready for fun. A last-minute girls’ getaway sounds like the perfect way to spend New Year’s. But even Wren isn’t prepared for the spark of attraction she feels when she meets Amanda in person for the first time. Good thing Wren loves popping Amanda’s cork.One…After days spent sharing end-of-year resolutions and the one bed in their cottage, the clock strikes midnight and the ball drops on their time together. As Amanda and Wren go their separate ways, they leave new resolutions unfulfilled. Is there enough New Year’s magic left to turn their online friendship into real-life love?Show Notes:- Sponsored promo for The Rancher Meets His Match by Kate Pearce - 2021 Themes - Get a sneak peek on Patreon- Welcoming Jessica Hannan, host of Deconstructing Damsels - Kicking off a new year with a great book!- Finding your "comfortable" in romance: historical vs. contemporary- A few (too many) words on "America's Next Top Model" (00:10:40)- Introducing Party Favors (00:17:38)- Throwback to our Stocking Stuffers episode- Non-shaming and nontraditional - Erin McLellan, Suleikha Snyder, Rebekah Weatherspoon- A short synopsis for Party Favors- Overall Impressions (00:25:04)- Friendship goals- New-old year resolutions- Any excuse to be naked- The orgy t-shirt we all need (00:38:41)- Ever-evolving body standards and plastic surgery- Ode to verbal foreplay... and Shrek's dick (00:54:10)- A few steamy sexcerpts (00:59:24)- Gimme! That! Foreplay!- Trust & Sex- Heart, Heat, & Humor Ratings (01:06:35)- Found family and friendships across genders (in historical romance): Tessa Dare and Martha Waters - Wrapping things up!Shoutouts: - Podcasts: My Worst Date, Heaving Bosoms- IG: PeaceLoveBooksxo, RemarkablyLisa, & LaceyBookLovers- YouTube: Allison Pregler (reacts to Modelland), Brad Mondo (hairdresser reacts to ANTM)Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts* 
Summary:Melissa Croce, joins Kelly to discuss her debut book, Single and Forced to Mingle: A Guide for (Nearly) Any Socially Awkward Situation. Other topics include a few favorite 2020 reads, the difficulties of online dating, and a round of "Dear Aunt Carol" MadLibs, straight from Melissa's book.  Guest: Melissa Croce Show Notes: - From viral Twitter post to published author, meet Melissa Croce- Cheers to a new (and hopefully better) year!- Smart goals and resolutions- Redefining your "Daily Rhythm" - Setting the tone for 2021 with Melissa's book (00:13:37)- Melissa's viral "Why I'm Single" brochure - Translating a whirlwind, viral moment to a debut book- Millennials in a nut shell - Validating choice (00:24:59)- A quick excerpt to set the tone- The best things about singlehood (00:30:25)- Learning how to say, "No."- Women as emotional anchors (00:34:37)- The worst things about singlehood (00:36:47)- A few words on professional cuddlers...- Melissa's love of romance (00:42:24)- Melissa's Romance Rec: If I Never Met You- Kelly's Romance Rec: Make Me Hate You (You can listen to our Book Club review, too!)- Aunt Carol MadLibs (00:54:59)- Tips for improving your dating profile (01:01:25)- Society's always going to want more from you...- Wrapping up with Melissa Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
The Novel:Being Merry (Desert Rose Hook-ups Book #3)The Author: Meka JamesThe Noobie: MK McFadden The Synopsis:Goodwill towards others never felt so good…Noelle Cameron won’t let being basically homeless in a new state dampen her Christmas spirit.Thanks to her coworker, she has a temporary housing possibility. However, her new potential roommate is about as welcoming as the Grinch. But Noelle refuses to let scowls and snide remarks about her festive attire steal her joy. Winning over the cranky Lennox will be a victory sweeter than sugar cookies.Lennox Sutton doesn’t want to live with anyone. Unfortunately, one well delivered guilt trip from her sister means taking in the woman wearing a reindeer headband and an attitude that goes past glass half full to it completely spilling over. Now she’s stuck with a person who embodies everything Lennox dislikes about the holiday season. But beneath the ugly sweaters shines someone whose company Lennox could enjoy.A meddling sister and a dash of Christmas magic might have these two polar opposites finding new ways to enjoy the season of giving.Show Notes: - The final day of Boobsmas 2020!!- MK and Kelly wanted more from "Happiest Season" (00:02:04)- Listen to MK in our Once Ghosted, Twice Shy , An Extraordinary Union, and Evolution of the Romantic Comedy episodes - Our go-to Christmas movies - Holiday TV movie recs: "My Christmas Inn" and "A Gingerbread Romance", both starring Tia Mowry - A little bit about Dolly Parton's Christmas flick on Netflix- Introducing The Desert Rose series (00:18:22)- Grown ass adult kisses, please!- Falling in love AND staying in love- A brief synopsis for Being Merry (00:25:55)- Let the girl wear her damn antlers...- Girls who game- "Congrats on your sex."- Some steamy sexcerpts... and solo sexual gratification (00:39:44)- All for "marital aids"- There's a lid for every pot- We can't all be bakers or billionaires- When Mariah says you can...- A very merry "U-Haul" ending (00:56:30)- When do their periods sync up?- Heart, Humor, Heat, & Holiday Ratings (01:01:35)- Stay home, stay safe- We don't have time to put stuff up our butts this Christmas!- The 12th Day of Boobsmas jingle courtesy of Cooper Baldwin - See you in January for Season 4!!Giveaway Winner:IG: @victoria7401Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
The Novel:A Very Witchy YuletideThe Author: D. LieberThe Noobie: Annie Hex, Owner of Hex Poetry ApothecaryThe Synopsis:First love is hard to forget, and even harder to ignore…Evergreen Pendre wasn’t planning on going home for Yule. But when her Mom tells her the old coven is coming for a visit, she wants to see everyone. Well, almost everyone.After four and a half years, Sawyer Collins finally has a chance to reconnect with his first love, Eeva Pendre. He might have been too shy to tell her how he felt before, but he’s changed. And he’s determined not to let her slip away this time.As the coven prepares for Yule, they are reminded that not everyone has the holiday spirit in this contemporary Pagan holiday romance.Show Notes: - Ringing in the penultimate Boobsmas episode with Annie Hex- More magic in our lives- Hex Apothecary's "poetry experiences"- The "joy-spreading, big queer-mobile" and Rose Tour (00:07:32)- A tarot reading care package for Christmas?- Reclaiming the holidays (00:15:23)- Introducing "Cool Yule"- A brief synopsis of A Very Witchy Yuletide (00:20:20)- Chosen family for the holidays- A little more on Yule- Happy Holidays vs. Merry Christmas (00:33:57)- Family goals and Cat Moms- More shy and sensitive men in 2021 (00:39:49)- Condoms in every room- A few steamy sexcerpts (00:48:13)- Heart, Humor, Heat, & Holiday Ratings (00:55:07)- Future romance reads - Lesbian love poems- The 11th Day of Boobsmas jingle courtesy of Cooper Baldwin Giveaway Winner:IG: @erin.readsromanceFollow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
The Novel:One Winter's Night The Author: Kiley DunbarThe Noobie: Jared GoodeMidnight Musicals (Coming in 2021)The Synopsis:A gorgeously uplifting, romantic read that will warm your heart – take a trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon, where magic happens…It’s autumn in beautiful Stratford-Upon-Avon and Kelsey Anderson is enjoying her new life in her adopted town. Her Shakespearean tour guide days behind her, she’s now opened her own photography studio and loved up with boyfriend Jonathan – even if a long-distance relationship is sometimes lonely.When best friend Mirren Imrie moves down from Scotland, Kelsey is delighted to have her friend at her side – and as the nights turn colder, Mirren throws herself into dating, until she finds herself growing closer to sexy journalist, Adrian Armadale. But when Mirren uncovers a long-buried scandal while working at the local newspaper, her big scoop might throw Kelsey’s – and Jonathan’s – life upside down. Will she choose her career over her friends’ happiness?And when Jonathan returns from America and discovers the secrets Mirren has uncovered about his family, it throws his relationship with Kelsey onto shaky ground. Can they find their way back to love, before it becomes the winter of their discontent?A romantic, funny and feelgood read that will make you smile from ear to ear. Fans of Milly Johnson, Heidi Swain and Holly Martin will fall in love with this cosy winter read!Show Notes: - Kicking off the 10th Day of Boobsmas with Jared Goode- From Hotter than Ever to One Winter's Night... it's all in the titles- Introducing Midnight Musicals, a new musical podcast (00:04:05)- "You Don't Nomi", the "Showgirls" documentary. You can listen to Kelly discuss "Showgirls" and the documentary on Victims & Villains.- Where to find and follow Midnight Musicals - Talking holiday traditions (00:17:50) - Now That's What I Call the Goode Family Christmas - Dolly Parton: the only thing missing from One Winter's Night- The intro and synopsis to One Winter's Night (00:28:17)- Not your usual romance novel set-up...- A sample of Kiley's stunning imagery (00:37:35)- The romanticism of Stratford- Blythe... the lost Golden Girl- Another "cilantro read"?- A few steamy-ish sexcerpts (00:52:58)- Heart, Humor, Heat, & Holiday Ratings (00:58:20) - "While You Were Sleeping" - Gin Jam and Winter Whimsy- Jet Blue-bies and Noobies- The 10th Day of Boobsmas jingle courtesy of Cooper Baldwin Giveaway Winner:IG: @mermaid0dreamerFollow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
This episode is brought to you by Don't Look, the latest release from New York Times bestselling author, Alexandra Ivy. The Novel:Sweet on YouThe Author: Carla de GuzmanThe Noobies: Elizabeth & Desiree, Hosts of Really Reading Romance Book ClubEast City BooksThe Synopsis:All’s fair in love and prank warsFor barista and café owner Sari Tomas, Christmas means parols, family and no-holds-barred karaoke contests. This year, though, a new neighbor is throwing a wrench in all her best-laid plans. The baker next door—“some fancy boy from Manila”—might have cute buns, but when he tries to poach her customers with cheap coffee and cheaper tactics, the competition is officially on.And Baker Boy better be ready, because Sari never loses.Foodie extraordinaire Gabriel Capras wants to prove to his dad that his career choice doesn’t make him any less a man. The Laneways might not be Manila, but the close-knit community is the perfect spot to grow his bakery into a thriving business. He wasn’t expecting a gorgeous adversary in the barista next door, but flirting with her makes his heart race, and it’s not just the caffeine.It’s winner takes all this Christmas. And more than one competitor might just lose their heart for the holidays. Show Notes: - Promo for Don't Look by Alexandra Ivy- Welcome Destinee and Elizabeth, hosts of Really Reading Romance, East City Books' romance book club- All about the book club!- D & E's romance-ish meet cute (00:05:39)- "Food porn" romance recs: The Duke Who Didn't by Courtney Milan and Simmer Down by Sarah Smith- Favorite holiday eats and treats- Humid in the summer or freezing in the winter?- Horny for Christmas (00:19:32)- Introducing Sweet on You (00:21:47)- Celebrating Christmas outside of America - Faith in romance novels - A few words about "Happiest Season" (again)- #FamilyGoals in romance novels- Therapy in romance recs: Snapped by Alexa Martin and Not Suitable for Work by Skye McDonald (00:34:08)- Don't forget about the Dedication and Acknowledgements - "Prank Wars", the new enemies-to-lovers (00:42:45)- Prank Wars in romance recs: You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle, The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa, To Have and To Hoaxby Martha Waters- A "10 Things I Hate About You" throwback- A few sexy kisses... and a little something something (00:51:07)- Consent vs. "Backing Out"- What do you want to see more of in romance? (01:00:18)- Shoutout to Romance Class- A few favorite reads from 2020: The Write Escape by Charish Reid, The Roommate by Rosie Danan, The Devil of Downtown by Joanna Shupe, and Office Hours by Katrina Jackson (01:05:37)- Kelly's go-to Lani Lynn Vale series- Heart, Humor, Heat & Holiday Ratings (01:11:19) - The rules for Baby Jesus- On The Pool Boy heat scale... - The 9th Day of Boobsmas jingle courtesy of Cooper Baldwin Giveaway Winner:Twitter: @MeganB0629IG: @ilikeoldbooks1213     @cooking_with_my_cozys     @crystal__mercedesFollow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
The Novel:A Crown for Christmas The Author: Rachel Van Dyken The Noobie: Becky Feldman, Host of Too Stupid to Live The Synopsis:The first time I met Fitz or to most of the world Duke Fitzegerald Heraldo Belleville, I punched him in the throat.I was actually aiming for his chin, but he was a few years older, clearly not wiser, but at least taller. He started wheezing on his candy cane. And well, the rest is history.Hate replaced what could have been friendship, and for the rest of my teen years, I watched him flirt with every single breathing female. I hated him. Plotted his death with a smile on my face. And knew that my first decree as Queen would be to chop off his head. Except now that I'm finally old enough to inherit the title, there's one tiny little slip-up...I need a man by my side.The problem?I may have accidentally scared them all away. I have no options. Until the devil rings my doorbell with a wicked grin on his face and revenge dancing like sugarplums in his gaze. I hate that I need him. It's a serious problem.We have twelve days before we say I do. I just pray we survive without killing each other first.Show Notes: - Welcome back, Becky Feldman! Catch Becky in our November Book Club review of Wicked Truths. - Too Stupid to Live's Hanukkah romance review of Revving Up for the Holidays.- The Hanukkah romance that Becky wants to read (00:05:33)- A few brief words on "Happiest Season"...- Becky's book recommendation: Cold Wicked Lies by Toni Anderson- A Hallmark movie recommendation: "Double Holiday"- Lifetime vs. Hallmark vs. Netflix (00:16:31)- Welcome to Vague Europe- America's obsession with the monarchy- Introducing today's royal read (00:24:02)- Our Steamy Spotlight interview with Rachel Van Dyken - Phillipa Soo and the late great Fitzwilliam- A Crown for Christmas and "The Crown"- The philosophy of "Aladdin" (00:39:30)- A winter book, rather than a Christmas book- "Getting involuntarily wet"- A few memorable kisses (00:52:49)- Weirdo candy cane flavors- Check out My Worst Date Podcast vs. Bud Light Seltzer Ugly Sweater Pack on Patreon- Heart, Humor, Heat & Holiday Ratings (01:01:39)- Send us your contemporary royal romance recommendations!- Becky's future Hanukkah romance- The 8th Day of Boobsmas jingle courtesy of Cooper Baldwin Giveaway Winner:Twitter: @iunfoldFollow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
The Novel:Miracles and MenorahsThe Author: Stacey AgdernThe Noobie: Miri SmithThe Synopsis:Sarah Goldman loves Hanukkah, and she's thrilled to be appointed as vice chair of the Hollowville Hanukkah Festival. So when the festival is threatened with cancellation, she comes up with an idea: a new slogan and advertising campaign topped off with a metal menorah large enough to fill the center of town. But even though her heart and dreams are large, the committee's budget constraints threaten to stop her grand plans right in their tracks.Famous metal sculptor Isaac Lieberman also loves Hanukkah. But his vision of a perfect Hanukkah isn't a commercial community event--it's spending time with family, following age-old traditions. He's not interested in the festival, no matter how many times his grandmother, his bubbe, asks him to contribute one of his sculptures.Then Sarah comes tumbling into his life...can she change his mind about more than just the holidays?Show Notes: - Be sure to check out our December Steamy Spotlight interview with Stacey Agdern- Celebrating the 7th Day of Boobsmas (and the 1st Day of Boobsmakkuh) with Miri Smith- A very merry meet cute - Listen to Miri's previous episode of Boobies & Noobies - our review of Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas- Miri's recommended read: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin- Introducing Miracles and Menorahs (00:09:37)- The varying forms of Judaism and Hanukkah celebrations- "I mean we're Jewish... there's always something to talk about."- Sour cream vs. Apple sauce - A brief synopsis for Miracles and Menorahs (00:20:20)- All the Yiddish we wish we knew...- The artistic male character- Gossip and food porn (00:31:40)- Stepping on cultural reality's toes...- Don't say "Christmas" in Hanukkah romance (00:49:04)- Looking back on Eight Cozy Nights, our Hanukkah romance read from Boobsmas 2019- All the Purim romance please!- See Stacey Agdern's Spotify playlist - Heart, Humor, Heat & Holiday Ratings (01:02:31) - The 7th Day of Boobsmas jingle courtesy of Cooper BaldwinGiveaway Winner:IG: romance.in.the.wildFollow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
Summary:Happy Boobsmakkuh! Author Stacey Agdern joins the podcast to discuss her brand new Hanukkah romance release, Miracles and Menorahs. Additional topics include our favorite Hallmark holiday movies, diverse representation (or the lack thereof) in holiday stories, and of course, the great latke debate... applesauce or sour cream? Look out for our upcoming review of Stacey's debut novel, Miracles and Menorahs for The 12 Days of Boobsmas. Guest:Stacey AgdernShow Notes: - Happy Boobsmakkuh with Stacey Agdern- Stacey's book, Miracles and Menorahs, the first in her Friendships and Festivals series. - Celebrating Hanukkah-a-palooza (00:02:50)- Eggnog, latkes, and peeps, oh my!- Stacey's romance origin story - Until Forever by Johanna Lindsey and Waiting for Nick by Nora Roberts (00:11:02)- Finding emotional development in romance novels- Without Remorse by Tom Clancy- Becoming a romance writer... without really knowing it (00:16:20)- Romance as a subjective genre- "Holidays" vs. "Christmas" Romance (00:22:30)- Miracles and Menorahs, Stacey's first novel- Welcome to Hollowville's Hanukkah Festival!- Hallmark movies and a warm, fuzzy blanket (00:28:35)- The Rogue Series featuring Stacey Agdern- Diversity in holiday movies- A few favorite TV Christmas movies- Stacey's Spotify Playlists (00:42:15)- Miracles and Menorahs Spotify Playlist- The future of the Friendships and Festivals series- The imaginary project file- Find and follow Stacey (00:51:04)- Shoutout to The Ripped Bodice and Love's Sweet Arrow - shop your local bookstores this season!Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
The Novella:Mistletoe DetourThe Author: Kate PearceThe Noobies: Michelle Jace The Synopsis:When Morgan Valley rancher Ted Baker gets out his tow truck to pick up a snowbound driver, he doesn’t expect to find his old school friend Veronica on the lam with her pet pig—much less true love—just in time for Christmas...*This is one of three novellas featured in the anthology series, Christmas Kisses with my CowboyShow Notes: - The 6th Day of Boobsmas - Introducing my favorite "Chicken Tender", Michelle- Life on the High Desert Farm (RIP Gobbles) - Our history with Kate Pearce cowboy books (00:06:44)- Holiday talk - No rules, just joy- Mistletoe Detour Intro & Synopsis (00:21:25)- Michelle's Stefan-esque review of the story- Ted Baker... luxury brand or the only man in town?- Be sure to listen to Michelle in our reviews of Where Have All the Cowboys Gone and An Unexpected Gift- Hot washing machine sex and ironing board porn (00:33:32)- Our Ted Talk on ironing - Going home for the holidays as an adult - Keep an eye out for pigs!- A brief California geography lesson - Ode to bacon and "Drop Dead Gorgeous" (00:53:48)- A couple of steamy sexcerpts (00:57:45)- Awkward realism, because UTI's...- Heart, Humor, Heat, & Holiday Ratings (01:07:21)- Kate Pearce stans for life - The 6th Day of Boobsmas jingle courtesy of Cooper Baldwin Giveaway Winner:IG: hookedonbooks2Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
The Novel:Gigolo All the WayThe Author: JN WelshThe Noobie: Kelly "Nerdzilla" MendenhallThe Medical Gaslighting PodcastThe Synopsis:All Noelle "Elle" Rudolph wants this Christmas is for her Caribbean family to back off. Sick and tired of the constant ridicule and nagging about her nonexistent love life makes her want to skip the holidays altogether. After all, she's happy with her friends, her work, and her quaint and charming Brownstone apartment. But when her friend gives her an idea to appease her family, Elle's curiosity is sparked.It's time to break a few rules...Hiring an elite gigolo from an escort service isn't exactly her fairytale, but Elle's desperate for some solace this season. Encountering Nicolas "Cole" Partridge isn't the magic and make-believe she'd hoped for. But Cole knows they can pull off the facade easily and effectively. What Elle doesn't expect is the fire that burns under the mistletoe. As the lines blur between business and pleasure, will Elle get more than she's ever wanted this holiday?Show Notes: - Happy 5th Day of Boobsmas- Introducing the "other" Kelly, podcaster, author, and Spoonie- Listen to Kelly in our Calling It episode - An inside look at Kelly's "surgery collection" and an introduction to medical gaslighting.- Dr. Nicole Falls or author Nicole Falls?- The Medical Gaslighting Project (00:20:05)- "It takes an hour longer for a woman in the emergency room to receive pain medication."- Spoonie Tips from Kelly- "Dick is never the answer to chronic health conditions."- National Women's Health Week in May 9-15, 2021- Thank you for listening to Kelly's Ted Talk!- Introducing today's reading, Gigolo All the Way (00:29:15)- Taking an extraordinary situation and making it believable- Redefining sex workers in romance novels- Stop fighting nice guys, ladies!- A Caribbean Christmas (00:51:37)- Giving AND receiving blessings - Shoutout to Skye and Becky on Too Stupid to Live - A few steamy sexcerpts (01:02:07) - The impracticalities of car sex- Heart, Humor, Heat & Holiday Ratings (01:10:15)- Holiday Talk (01:14:29)- Join us Friday December 11th on IGTV for the final giveaway!!- The 5th Day of Boobsmas jingle courtesy of Cooper Baldwin Giveaway Winner:IG: cozycaffereaderFollow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
The Novella:Blame it on the Mistletoe The Author: Marina AdairThe Noobies: Joelle ("Mouse") and Julianne ("Weens")Mouse and Weens PodcastThe Synopsis:To claim his slice of the family ranch, Texas Ranger Noah is forced back to Tucker’s Crossing. All he expects to find is a tractor load of painful memories—until a holiday storm, a power outage—and perhaps the magic of Christmas—deliver him to rescue an intriguing woman named Faith. But just who’s rescuing whom?*This is one of three novellas featured in the anthology series, Christmas Kisses with my CowboyShow Notes: - The 4th Day of Boobsmas- Mouse and Weens make me an honorary sister- Making things extra cozy, extra early in 2020- Real tree vs. Fake tree (00:05:06)- California Christmas traditions - Road trips lead to the best ideas (00:17:04)- "A creative womb"- Chunky babies have to stick togther!- Introducing Blame it on the Mistletoe (00:22:09)- Our history with romance: from Judy Blume to Princess Daisy - To sex up Christmas or not to sex up Christmas?- A true cowboy romance story (00:26:07)- Psychology of a character... and murderer- Ginger bears and petty notes (00:39:13)- How many euphemisms can we find for "ornaments"?- Don't be such a stocking stuffer!- Dinkies vs. Twinkies - Naughty Words for Nice Writers: A Romance Novel Thesaurus - Marina Adair's Romeantically Challenged - Mariah Carey vs. Gretchen Weiners in A Christmas Melody - A few winks, a handful of nods, and a bunch of box talk (00:50:31)- No steamy sexcerpts, but we love the blush!- Gingerbread, cinnamon rolls, and cookies, oh my!- Dirty holiday cookies FTW (00:58:02)- Heart, Humor, Heat and Holiday Ratings (01:00:26)- Wrapping up with Mouse & Weens & romance (01:09:07)- Join us Friday December 11th on IGTV for the final giveaway!!- The 4th Day of Boobsmas jingle courtesy of Cooper Baldwin Giveaway Winner:Twitter: HEAorBustFollow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
The Novel:A Highlander is Coming to Town (Highland, Georgia #3)The Author: Laura TrenthamThe Noobie: Angela Maria Hart Angela's YouTube: @booksaremyhartCozy Mystery Book ClubThe Synopsis:You better watch out. . .Holt Pierson is dreading Christmas. His parents absconded to Florida for the season and left him to handle the family farm which will be his one day―whether he wants it or not. Driven by duty, Holt has always followed the path expected of him. But lately, he’s been questioning what he wants and where he belongs. Will assuming the responsibility of the Pierson farm make him happy or is there something―or someone―else out in the wider world calling to him?To Claire Smythe, the Scottish lead singer of a touring band, Highland, Georgia, is the perfect place to hide . . .until a very handsome and deeply curious Holt begins to ask all the questions Claire doesn’t want to answer. As Holt draws Claire out from under and into the fabric of small-town life, can Claire put the past behind her and embrace the unexpected gifts of the season―including the new and lasting love?Show Notes: - The 3rd Day of Boobsmas - Welcoming Angela Hart, the founder of Cozy Mystery Book Club- Angela's Romance Rec: Alexa Riley and Read Me Romance - It's not too late to check out The 12 Days of Cozies (00:06:59) - Talking holiday traditions and Jingle Jolly Lane- Angela's Cozy Mystery Christmas Rec: The Santaland Slayings, Let it Snow, and How the Dukes Stole Christmas (00:18:40)- A brief love letter to Tessa Dare- Introducing today's reading, A Highlander is Coming to Town (00:22:53)- The most masculine hero name in the history of hero names- A quick synopsis for A Highlander is Coming to Town (00:27:37)- The "romantic foreigner" trope - Stop doubting perfect book boyfriends like Holt Pierson!- "Bring out the horse."- Scottish festivities over holiday festivities - The Hallmark holiday movie of your dreams... but with sex.- A slightly steamy sexcerpt (01:02:25)- An extra grade for Scottish? - Heart, Humor, Heat and Holiday Ratings (01:06:08)- Not an Alexa Riley or Nikki Sloane...- Wrapping up with Angela and a giveaway (01:16:35)- Join us Friday December 11th on IGTV for the final giveaway!!- The 3rd Day of Boobsmas jingle courtesy of Cooper Baldwin Giveaway Winner:Facebook: Mackenzie EganFollow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
The Novel:Holidate (Dating #3)The Author: Monica MurphyThe Noobies: Alanna ReganThe Synopsis:Candice Gaines loves Christmas. Not only does she bask in the twinkling lights, sing Christmas carols and go crazy with the decorations, she’s also in the giving spirit, donating much of her time and wealth to various charities in the local area.Charlie Sullivan despises Christmas. Though it keeps his family afloat, considering they own Sullivan Family Christmas Tree Farm, the main provider for Christmas trees on the Monterey peninsula. He’d much rather work among the trees versus have to deal with people.But Charlie’s parents are taking on more philanthropic projects—and as their oldest child, they want him to be their official public representative. He just has to play nice and convince everyone he’s not a total holiday hater.When Charlie’s mom asks Candice to accompany him to a variety of holiday parties and events, she reluctantly agrees. She thinks Charlie is a big ol’ Grinch, but is determined to change his mindset and help him spread Christmas cheer. Charlie finds Candice too chatty, too sweet, too much. Do people like her really exist?Why yes, yes they do. The more time they spend together—along with a few kisses under the mistletoe—the more they start to like each other. Hopefully Charlie can convince Candice he doesn’t have a heart that’s two sizes too small before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.Show Notes: - The 2nd Day of Boobsmas is here!- Remembering the emo 2000's with my guest, Alanna- Middle school fashion faux-pas...- The struggle of celebrating the holidays with multiple families in multiple places (00:05:34)- Traveling during the 2020 Holiday Season- Hallmark movie rec: "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"- Creating new holiday traditions during the pandemic- The great debate on holiday music (00:12:31)- Kelly's favorite "winter cafe jams" - Introducing Holidate by Monica Murphy - NOT the Netflix movie (00:15:36)- Holidate vs. "Holidate" (Netflix)- The not-so-quick synopsis (and a potential drinking game?)- A California Christmas story- Wall Street billionaire meets Christmas tree lot owner?- Serial killers can own Christmas tree farms, too... (00:38:09)- Surprise amnesia?!?- Opposites attract- A few flirty KISScerpts (00:50:05)- Heart, Humor, Heat and Holidays (00:55:11)- Wrapping up with Alanna- The 2nd Day of Boobsmas giveaway (01:02:30)- The 2nd Day of Boobsmas jingle courtesy of Cooper BaldwinGiveaway Winner:Facebook: Nicole BoedeckerFollow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
The Novella:Noelle the First (Holliday Sisters #1)The Author: Nicole FallsThe Noobies: Bridget, Co-host of Romance at a Glance PodcastThe Synopsis:Despite sharing a birthday with the holiday, Christmas just wasn't Noelle's thing. As a kid she had been in love with the holiday, but adult Noelle just saw it as another day to get through.Jay has moved back home after a breakup and is looking to reconnect with his childhood bestie. Cooking up a scheme to get her in the holiday spirit with her sisters, he's determined to bring back to the old Noelle.With a combination of nostalgia, Christmas magic and a little bit of mistletoe, Noelle the First is a tale of old friends finding their way back to each other and more.Show Notes: - Happy 12 Days of Boobsmas! - Welcome Bridget, co-host of Romance at a Glance - Celebrating Christmas October through December- The Chicago, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis crossover- An actual "White Christmas": Yay or Nay?- Adjusting holiday traditions per the pandemic (00:06:41)- Bridget's boozy holiday beverage recommendations (00:09:05)- Kelly's ode to Cocomotion- Romance at a Glance's Holiday Read Recs: Ribbons and Os by R.E. Hargrave and The Beast by Katee Robert - A short synopsis for Noelle the First from the Holliday Sisters series (00:19:47)- More heat in holiday romance - The most epic holiday bar crawl- "You better burn this bitch to the ground!"- A love letter to the Hollidays... and holidays (00:38:34)- Sharing your birthday with a holiday - A sexcerpt and some cute quotes from children (00:44:10)- Thoughts and prayers for throuples! - Heart, Heat, Humor AND Holiday Ratings (00:51:54)- Kelly's Holiday Reading Recs: In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren, Stocking Stuffers by Erin McLellan, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Scandal featuring Nicola Davidson- Wrapping up with the 1st Day of Boobsmas giveaway (01:02:47)- The 1st Day of Boobsmas jingle courtesy of Cooper BaldwinGiveaway Winner:IG: stacy.swim.divaFollow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
This episode is brought to you by If the Boot Fits, the latest second book in Rebekah Weatherspoon's Cowboys of California series. The Novel:Wicked Truths (The Hunt Legacy Duology #2)The Author:Jodi Ellen MalpasThe Not-so-Noobie:Becky, Host of Too Stupid to LiveThe Synopsis:A desperate passion, a dangerous love story...Eleanor Cole had no idea that when she met the charmingly irresistible Becker Hunt, she was putting her life on the line. So when she discovers his secrets, escape seems to be her only option - but Becker isn't ready to let Eleanor go.She knows better than to fall into his corrupt world again, but how long can she resist when he's stolen her heart?Eleanor must make a choice, to stay and follow Becker into the heart of the danger...or risk losing him forever!Becker Hunt is back and this time he's not letting Eleanor walk away..Show Notes:- Promo for If the Boot Fits by Rebekah Weatherspoon (00:00:05 - 00:02:14)- Welcome to the November Book Club with Becky- The 12 Days of Boobsmas kicks off TOMORROW, December 1st!- Welcoming Becky Feldman, the first and final book club guest of 2020- What's coming up on Too Stupid to Live?- Better Hanukkah romance please (00:09:40)- The holiday book that Kelly couldn't remember, Love All Year, as featured in Bawdy Bookworms December Quickie Box- Titles you never forget: What the Parrot Saw by Darlene Marshall - Introducing Wicked Truths (00:18:45)- Be sure to check out our review of Artful Lies, the first book in the Hunt Legacy Duology. - The brief synopsis for Wicked Truths (00:23:21)- Let the spanking begin... - The American obsession with English culture and mannerisms - Question #1: Who would you cast to play the roles of Becker and Eleanor? (00:28:55)- Spoiler-free takes on Becker & Eleanor - The Hunt Legacy Duology vs. Fifty Shades of Grey (in the best way possible)- Question #2: How did your predictions for Wicked Truths measure up with the way the events actually unfolded? (00:38:07)- The allure of solving the mystery - Defining a "happily ever after" in romance*Giveaway winner announcement* (00:42:51)- Let the spoiler talk begin! (00:44:08)- Babies, vulnerabilities, and sexy con-men- Long live the cheeky British bastard!- The sex scene to end all sex scenes (00:57:16)- What's next for Jodi Ellen Malpas??- Therapy in romance - see Becky's interview with Skye McDonald and my discussion with Angela, host of the Cozy Mystery Book Club- Romance has done its job in 2020- Heart, Humor, & Heat Ratings (01:23:48)- Make spanking fun again... - Kicking off The 12 Days of Boobsmas... (01:30:20)Giveaway Winner:Kathleen BrigaglianoFollow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*
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Boobies & Noobies
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Jul 3rd, 2018
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Mar 26th, 2021
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