Weekend Podcast Guide: Rock Out & Chow Down

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Want to find your next bingeable podcast? Don’t know where to start? Scared you’ve missed something?  We have listed episodes from our amazing podcasters from the last week for you to check out!

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Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: 474. Day Trips, Fluffy Books, And Some Fries

Amanda and I are answering one last round of questions! We cover day trips and all the places where it’s imperative that we eat fries, we’ve got book recs for fluffy contemporary romances, and we talk about table top games we love.

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Boobies and Noobies: Baking with a Rockstar

Former guest of the pod, Chris Sturdy (@chefboysturdy) and book blogger Laurie Hahn Ganser (@bitch_with_a_book) join Kelly to discuss this small-town rockstar romance. If you love yummy eats, non-toxic rockstars, and discussions about incorporating more romance into school curriculum, boy, are you in for a treat…

Kelly also introduces the “penis funnel” and laments the fact that there are no recipes included in this book.

Steamy Spotlight: Interview with Alison Cochrun: The Charm Offensive (available September 7th, 2021) marks Alison Cochrun’s debut romance novel and judging by Kelly’s strong emotional response to this book, it’s only the beginning for this author. Topics discussed include the best (and worst) of reality TV dating shows, the complexities of labels (are they empowering or limiting?), and unlearning “work as worth” for the sake of our mental health.

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Lit Wallflowers: The Bareknuckle Bastards – Daring and the Duke with @kissandletmetellyou

The kindreds look down memory lane in Sarah MacLean’s Daring and the Duke!

Grace Condry rescued Ewan, Duke of Marwick, and helped him recover only to pummel him and tell him never to return to Covent Gardens. Ewan heeds her command only to return to town in one year determined to redeem himself and win over Grace.

Grace swooned when she masked herself and attended the Duke’s ball that was designed like their memory. Pretending to not recognize each other, Grace and Ewan allowed their feelings to show at least for that night. Will their connection ever fade?

Ewan had many wrongs he needed to fade from a community’s memory to redeem himself. So he tried by working in the community he hurt when he thought Grace was permanently gone. Would it be enough to show his remorse and win Grace’s heart?

Ewan was determined to get in the good graces of those he hurt and to get Grace to marry him. Actions helped, however without healing the past, there would be no future. Reflecting on the past, burning down the negative, and remembering true love allowed moving forward. Join us as we discuss Ewan finally getting his brother’s back and Grace finally getting to live out her fantasy!

Hell’s Belles – Bombshell with @kissandletmetellyou:“Bombshell” by Sarah MacLean! What a great first book of her new series, Hell’s Belles!

Caleb Calhoun finds Sesily Talbot hours after stepping onto dry land from Boston. What he did not expect and witness from the ballroom to the garden was a devious yet just plan. What he did not foresee was their first kiss after two years of meeting.

We find out that Sesily was a part of a girl gang we would love to be in. She also frequents “The Place” with other badass ladies. We know Sesily had wit and wiles, however the tavern showed us how dangerous she could be with daggers.

Caleb who’s secrets kept him from being with Sesily from day one cannot help but join her fights, find her in the middle of missions, or hunt her down to protect her. Even after opening up to each other, he protected those he loved by making things right, by doing it alone.

Love is not a one-way street. A part of love is give-and-take. If we are willing to give our all to others, do not think they will not do the same for us. So, why not take help when it is offered. When the help is coming from a member of Hell’s Belles, take it because plans will work, a support system will be present, and an explosion would most likely happen. Join us as we discuss Bombshell Sesily and not-so Bostonian Caleb finally loving out loud!

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First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: September 3, 2021

Dreams of houses and what they mean in subconscious imagery, and my own house dreams and a new development in them. Also decision energy, intense mental work, business, and our upcoming holiday fantasy romance anthology!

First Cup of Coffee – September 6, 2021: On protecting early drafts and new story ideas from the wrong critics – and why I compare it to shaken baby syndrome – evaluating and remembering ideas, and why the proliferation of plot bunnies can be a good sign.

First Cup of Coffee – September 7, 2021: Chronic disease and the Val Kilmer documentary – how it made me think about life, art, fame and what is truly meaningful in our lives, including why we are artists in the first place.

First Cup of Coffee – September 9, 2021: Talking a book recommendation today, and also exploring my own reader foibles on aspects of books I can’t get my writer brain past. Also a peril of self-publishing and observing how authors improve-or worsen-over time.

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Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 331 – High Seas Adventure with Author C.B. Lee

Author C.B. Lee is here to talk about “A Clash of Steel,” which is the first book in the “Remixed Classics” series where authors from diverse backgrounds take different literary classics from centuries past and reinterpret them. We hear from C.B. about how she approached remixing “Treasure Island,” setting it in 1800s China with queer main characters. We also celebrate the fifth anniversary of her “Sidekick Squad” series, including a few hints about the new and final book coming for Spring 2022.

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Honestly!?: Episode #185 – Tuppen And The Pussycat Wig

On this week’s episode we’re talking about Good Trouble, The Kissing Booth 3, He’s All That, “Chad” and the spicy book discourse on TikTok, the John Mulaney/Olivia Munn pregnancy announcement, and more!

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The SSR Podcast: Episode 161: Betsy-Tacy (with Laura Hankin)

If Alli had to describe this episode — not to mention the associated book! — in one word, that word would be COZY. On Episode 161, she and her guest take a long walk down memory lane for a discussion about Maud Hart Lovelace’s beloved Betsy-Tacy. They talk about the series’ massive fandom, how the books came to be, and why they endure for so many generations of women. They also discuss the experience of reading a book featuring such young protagonists, consider how the author handled heavy emotional moments, and get sentimental about everything from paper dolls and birthday parties to dress-up and the first day of school.

Laura Hankin is the author of A Special Place for Women and Happy and You Know It. Follow her on Instagram (@laurahankin) and Twitter (@LauraHankin).
 
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