Some like it hard and fast. Some like it slow and driving. And some even like it with black and what makeup and enormous hair. However you like it, there’s a fine line between sex and rock, which is why today we’re doing rockstars! For this banger of an ep, we read “Reckless Ambition: Issue #1 (Pretty Boy Rock Book 4)” by S. R. Watson and Ryan Stacks, and “Moonlight Becomes You (Lucky Moon Book 1)” by M. J. O’Shea and Piper Vaughn. Our headbanging hosts discuss reframing the power dynamic for people who get fucked, the dichotomy of one book having too many scenes and one book not having enough, and that even rockstars need to check their emails.
Not only are flowers terribly romantic, but they can predict love using the ancient and forbidden magics of “They Love Me, They Love me Not.” And that’s precisely why today we’re doing gardeners! For this fragrant episode we read “Night Gardening” by E. L. Swann and “The Midnight Gardener: A YA Urban Fantasy Gay Romance (The Town of Superstition Book 1)” by R. G. Thomas. Our perennial discuss the sleeping habits of sports people; the sheer, blinding rage when a book DOESN’T have an HEA; and manage to spoil books that aren’t even part of the episode!
Is going out on all those dates just too much traveling? Are you looking for love but can’t be bothered to leave the house? Well then we have the answer for you! Roommates! For today’s episode we read “Loathe Thy Neighbor (Roommate Romps)” by Teagan Hunter and “Heartsong (Vino and Veritas)” by A.E. Wasp. Our hosts, from the comfort of their own homes, discuss when the besite’s sexual revelations are entirely unimportant, vibrators don’t need to be a teachable moment, and Claire crafts a dramatic reading of terrible banter.
Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned…or I’m definitely about to! If power dynamics, religious iconography, and being are your knees do it for you, then you are truly blessed because today we’re doing priests! For this holy episode we read “Mafia Priest: An Instalove Age-Gap Romance (Mafia Princesses Book 1)” by Portia Lux, and “Forbidden Fruit: A Taboo Priest Erotic MM Romance (The Priest and the Demon Book 2)” by Avery Auden. Our devout hosts discuss doms that respect your schedule, how mass murder is a good wedding aesthetic, and the whole innocence fetish thing.
Is your love full-bodied and earthy? Is it bright and fruity? Does it have a good mouth feel? Whatever your love, there’s a silly wine analogy for it, which is why today we’re doing Vintners (winemakers)! We searched the rich soil of romance to bring to you “Nicholas (The Lords of Satyr Book 1)” by Elizabeth Amber and “The Last Place You Look” by Aurora Rey. For this well-aged episode, our hosts discuss taint critters, a cadre of evil bisexuals, and the fact that lesbians don’t have to take turns.
CW: We discuss sexual situations with dubious to no consent between 1:22:00 and 1:33:00, so skip that section of you want. We also issue the content warning in the recording before discussing it.
Dear listener, do you like when things get steamy? Do you like knowing about how things are coupled? Do you like buying tickets? Ok… maybe not that last one. But we hope you like it at least a little because today we’re doing trains! For this steam-powered episode, we read “Field Notes on Love” by Jennifer E. Smith, and “Blowing Off Steam” by Joy Lynn Fielding. As you would expect, our hosts go off the rails and discuss strange scholarship stipulations, a gay guy who’s weird about spooge, and how everyone in middle school is too busy with puberty to give a fuck about freckles.
Whether it’s getting trapped in a tower, sleeping in a glass box, or dissolving into foam, we do all kinds of crazy stuff for love. And we’re all for it, which is why today we’re doing Princess! For this royal episode, we read “The Fate of Crowns (The Fate of Crowns Trilogy Book 1)” by Rebecca L. Garcia, and “The Pyramid Waltz” by Barbara Ann Wright. Our hosts put on their finest tiaras and discuss all the work that goes into making a newspaper; adorable lords who get stabbed in the back; and we play our new least favorite game: “Did It Matter?”
There’s something that lurks in the deepest depths of the oceans. Something that devours everything it touches. The most fearsome of all monsters…ROMANCE!!! (Also tentacle porn). Grab some protection (wet suits) and lube up (apparently they make lube for wet suits), because today we’re doing Sea Monsters! For this slithery episode, we read “Swearing at a Sea Monster: An Enemies to Lovers Monster Romance (Folk Haven Book 3)” by Lauren Connolly and “Tentacles & Triathlons (Leviathan Fitness Book 2)” by Ashley Bennett, illustrated by Alex Conkins. Today our gym-bound hosts discuss the gritty world of the Parks Department, magical segregation, and we actually get some good monster sex.
Do you puck on the first date? Are you in need of a good pucking? Third puck pun? Because we have the answer for you! Hockey Players! Today, we strap on our skates and read “Offside with #55 (Hockey Hotties Book 6)” by Piper Rayne, and “Enforcing Emory” by Mickie B. Ashling. For this teeth-shatteringly good episode, our hosts discuss the rare and beautiful “magic pussy,” the sex cauldron that is the Olympic Village, and Neil invents a new game (that we hopefully never have to play again).
Listen to the episode of “Lost Spaces” that Neil guested on by finding “Lost Spaces” in your podcast feed or going to lostspacespodcast.com
Everyone has their favorite part of Thanksgiving: the food, seeing family, the food, football, the food. Ours is finally confessing our undying love for our childhood besties, which is exactly why today we’re doing Thanksgiving! For this autumnal episode, we read “Pumpkin Everything: Now a Hallmark Channel Original Movie! (Autumnboro Sweet Romance Book 1)” by Beth Labonte and “Thankful (A Sweet Thanksgiving Romance)” by Edie Bryant. Our thankful hosts discuss half-assed wedding themes; the two mods of romance (yelling at each other and making out); and we discover something scandalous about one of the books while recording!!