Getting Lit S3EP5: Him

By Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. This month's theme is Gay Hockey! Ilana, Wendy, and special guest Katharine talk The Sportz and a love affair between two hot dudes that love hockey.   Below is...

Books I Read Vol 63

The Countess Conspiracy Author: Courtney Milan Series: Brothers Sinister #3 Tags: Regency, widow, bad dead husband, botanist, secretly publishing science papers, evolution, childhood friends, PTSD,...

Getting Lit S3EP5: Him

By Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. This month's theme is Gay Hockey! Ilana, Wendy, and special guest Katharine talk The Sportz and a love affair between two hot dudes that love hockey.   Below is Ilana's drink, the Purple Skittle, and photos from Katharine's trip to...

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Getting Lit S3EP04: The Mister

By E L James. Ilana and Wendy try out their first ever James novel, reading her latest novel that is completely outside of the Shades series. Ilana and Wendy have differing opinions, and spend most our time arguing about whether the other should or should not like...

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Getting Lit S3EP03: Finders Keepers

Ilana’s Drink: The Careless Venture       1/4 cup white wine 1/4 cup seltzer 2 oz cranberry juice 2 oz whiskey Next Month's Book The Mister, by E.L. James The NYTimes article that inspired Ilana to choose this book: The Evolution of E L James.   More Awesome Stuff:...

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Getting Lit S3EP02: A Princess in Theory

by Alyssa Cole. This episode is a package of punching! Ilana and Wendy talk secret princes, cave sex, and the dubious infrastructure of a Wakanda-like country. We also dive deep into why career focused women like romances with princes and billionaires, and the dreaded...

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Getting Lit S3EP01: Scrooge McF*ck

By May Sage. This month, Ilana’s husband Matt joins us for a second time and wows us with his knowledge of remembering snowfall statistics. Wendy forgets that kidnapping is a crime, and Ilana comes up with the next big holiday: You’re Everything You Need Bagel Day.

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Getting Lit S2EP12: Stud in the Stacks

by Pippa Grant. For season 2’s finale, Wendy and Ilana discuss “high” versus “low” literature, the outsider’s perception of the romance genre, as well as the real purpose and benefit of romance novels. We also laugh over the words “insertion” and “pink taco.”

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Getting Lit S2EP11: the Tycoon’s Revenge

by Melody Anne. This month, our paperback romance adventure is a two-fer, billionaire AND secret baby! We drag our friend Rosie through the romance novel world, and find out her secret love of Goodwill bargain Harlequin novels.

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Getting Lit S2EP10: Own the Wind

By Kristen Aishley. This month, Ilana and Wendy delve into biker romance! Which is, spoiler alert, just dudes in leather jackets talking about how much they love eachother! We are accomplished people! Ilana is officially an elected official, and...

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Getting Lit, S2EP9: It Had To Be You

By Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Our special guest Katharine joins the podcast, introducing us to her favorite problematic beach read. We talk about the contextual history of consent in romance novels, the contemporary trope "emotional virgin," and...

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Books I Read Vol 63

The Countess Conspiracy Author: Courtney Milan Series: Brothers Sinister #3 Tags: Regency, widow, bad dead husband, botanist, secretly publishing science papers, evolution, childhood friends, PTSD, miscarriage, jokester with a secret Format: audiobook Rating: Super...

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Books I Read Vol 62

I'm deep in the annuls of Audible's Romance Package (so much fun!), so I've taken a break from my challenge to read whatever the hell I want. Courtney Milan it is, then! I've never read any of her books before, and I must say that I really enjoy her. Her books are fun...

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Getting Lit S2EP8: Master of Ecstasy

  by Nina Bangs. This month, Ilana and I make the excellent choice of making my sister, who has a masters in linguistics, read a time travel vampire highlander viking romance novel. Is it as bad as it sounds? To that I say, "och aye!" Ye dinnae ken how...

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Books I Read Vol 61

A Bite to Remember Author: Lynsay Sands Series: Argeneau #5 Tags: Cheerful vampires, bodyguard, actor Format: audiobook Rating: Yay.   Sigh, there is something so soothing about Sands novels. They are not, like, GOOD, but they are just so pleasant and pretty. Like...

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Books I Read, Vol 60

Witches, spooks, angry elves, and giant matchmaking country parties. Alex Craft Series: 1,2,3 Author: Kalayna Price Books: Grave Witch, Grave Dance, Grave Memory Tags: I see dead people, private eye, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, witches, elves, reapers, love...

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Books I Read Vol 59

Shelly Laurenston Part 3!   Bite Me Pride #9 Him: Polar bear-tiger shifter hybrid, relaxed and easygoing with a secret mean streak, freelance bodygaurd/security detail, worked on the same job with Toni. Her: Rude, sarcastic short-fused photographer, straight-laced but...

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Books I Read, Vol 58

Part 2 of the Laurenston Shifterstavaganza!   Beast Behaving Badly Pride #5 Him: OCD, anal retentive, superstar hockey player, lion-polar bear shifter hybrid, on Lock's shifter hockey team. Her: ADHD, bouncy, goofball wolf-wild dog shifter hybrid, plumber, best friend...

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Books I Read, Vol 57

I have been TEARING through these Shelly Laurenston books. Quippy, fun, off-the-wall shifters getting paired off in mismatched pairs like Noah's Ark having a wife swap night. Lots of personality, lots of fun, lots of action, lots of sexy times, and hardly any big ol'...

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Books I Read Vol 56

Three Quinns and a Guillory: weddings, spies, gothic novels, fake significant others, mistaken identities, and heinous lack of communication. Ten Things I Love About You Author: Julia Quin Series: Bevelstoke #3 Tags: Regency, PTSD, saved from a bad marriage with...

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Getting Lit S2EP6: The Wedding Date

By Jasmine Guillory This month, Ilana's mom Sandy joins us! Favorite quote: Sandy: "Who has time for hobbies?" Ilana: "You are right now in one of our hobbies."   "The Wedding Date"   Ingredients: 1/3 oz brandy 3 oz Brut champagne a...

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Books I Read Vol 55

It's a Quinnestravaganza! Oh man, I am just one book shy of making this post the Quintessential Quintuplet of Quinn Novels. Bummer.   Splendid Author: Julia Quinn Series: Splendid Trilogy Tags: American, Indomitable Ingenue, Moody Duke, mistaken identity Format:...

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Books I Read Vol 54

Kill or Be Kilt Author: Victoria Roberts Series: Highland Spies #3 Tags: Highlanders!, childhood sweethearts, older man, strong and silent Format: ebook Rating: meh.   Oh man, I so thought I was going to enjoy this. Growly, terse older man! Younger woman with a long...

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Books I Read Vol 53

The Chase Author: Lynsay Sands Series: Deed #3 Tags: Highlander-Medieval times-ish, woman in brees, ladies man Format: audiobook Rating: yay.   Ladies men are not my flavor of choice, but she was pretty funny. Our heroine is a sword swinging, brees wearing,...

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Books I Read Vol 52

An indomitable ingenue, nursing back to health, AMNESIA, and icky cold vampires taken down by the Power of the Vajayjay.   Because of Miss Bridgerton Author: Julia Quinn Series: Rokesbys #1 Tags: historical romance, Napoleonic wars, stick in the mud, spirited woman,...

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