Quickie #10: Interview with a Romance Novel Editor!

Ok, to be fair she’s a former romance novel editor. But we’re still so excited to interview Kristy Lin Billuni, aka The Sexy Grammarian. Our intrepid interviewers probe Kristy about how she found romance, how she became an editor of romance novels, and just how helpful motorcycle enthusiasts are. And of course there’s some FMK! Kristy is now The Sexy Grammarian, a developmental editor/writing coach, whose specialties include helping new authors grow. So if that’s you, check out her website: sexygrammar.com

Book recommendations:

Fixer by Sally Vedros
Thriving in Sex Work series by Lola Davina
Brown by Nancy Johnson James & Constance Moore
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
Polari – The Lost Language of Gay Men (Routledge Studies in Linguistics Book 1) by Paul Baker


45. Say Yes!

Wild adventure? Yes. Steamy sex? Yes! Love? YES! We hope you’re open to new experiences, Listener, because today we’re saying YES! Today we read “Get a Life, Chloe Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters Book 1)” by Talia Hibbert, and “Less: A Novel” by Andrew Sean Greer. On this diem-carpeing episode, we discuss getting your date off in public; what happens when a dog eats your suit; and, because it’s been a while, we have the thiccest “Hot and Bothered” ever. Also, we said Yes to a new recording platform (which we’re figuring out), so apologies for some sound quality issues.

Get a Life, Chloe Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters Book 1) by Talia Hibbert

Claire:

Fuck

Neil:

Marry


Less: A Novel by Andrew Sean Greer

Claire:

Marry

Neil:

Marry

44. Celebrities!

Lights! Camera! Let’s get some action! Put on your designer duds to walk the red carpet of love because today we’re reading about celebrities! Today we read “Somewhere Only We Know” by Maureen Goo and “Something to Talk About” by Meryl Wilsner. On this star-studded episode, our hosts talk the magic of karaoke, romantic business trips to Canada, and why it’s important to know how to drive a scooter.

Somewhere Only We Know by Maureen Goo

Claire:

Marry

Neil:

Marry


Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner

Claire:

Fuck

Neil:

Heavy Petting on Second Base

43. Beach Reads!

It’s summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, so it’s time to get your bikinis on! Well, actually, this is FMKlit, so it’s time to get your bikinis off! Because today we’re doing beach reads! For this sizzlin’ episode, we read “I Dare You! (Moments in Maplesville Book 4)” by Farrah Rochon, and “Bliss” by Fiona Zedde. Things really heat up when our hosts discuss bonding over bugs, a family tree of sexual activities, and just how vital it is to find a good HR person.

I Dare You! (Moments in Maplesville Book 4) by Farrah Rochon

Claire:

Fuck

Neil:

Fuck


Bliss by Fiona Zedde

Claire:

Fuck

Neil:

Fuck

Quickie # 9: Tingle v. Rowling

A certain Jaded Karen has gotten herself into a Harry situation being awful on Twitter, and Chuck Tingle won’t let that stand! On this fourth wall-breaking episode, our hosts read and discuss Tingle’s new novel, “Trans Wizard Harriet Porber and the Bad Boy Parasaurolophus.” It’s got magic, motorcycles, and sex with a dinosaur! Everything you could possibly want from a Tingle novel. And once you’re done listening, go support trans people.


42. Magical Victorian London!

I saw you from across the society ball and I couldn’t help but fall under your spell. So I have to ask: Your manor home or mine? Pick up your petticoats and get out your grimoires, because today we’re doing Magical Victorian London!


For today’s titillating episode that will be the talk of the ton, we read “Firelight (Darkest London Book 1)” by Kristen Callihan and “The Magpie Lord (A Charm of Magpies Book 1)” by K.J. Charles. Our bewitching hosts discuss the perks of seduction in the dark, errant tattoos, and why sometimes – SOMETIMES – you want a flashback.

Firelight (Darkest London Book 1) by Kristen Callihan

Claire:

Fuck

Neil:

Fuck


The Magpie Lord (A Charm of Magpies Book 1) by K.J. Charles

Claire:

Fuck

Neil:

Fuck

Quickie #8: Black Lives Matter!

On today’s Quickie, we felt the need to break our “No Current Events” rule to share our thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement and the murder of black people at the hands of police across the country. But we’re three white people, so listen to us if you want, but it’s more important to listen to and support black people right now. Below are the organizations and media recommended in this episode to support black lives and black voices.

Organizations:
The Okra Project – www.theokraproject.com/
BreakOUT! – www.youthbreakout.org/
Black Writers Collective – blackwriters.org/

Podcasts/Twitter:
Black Book Releases – twitter.com/blackbkreleases
1619 – NY Times
Minority Corner
2 Dope Queens
Yo, Is This Racist?

Books:
Go read books by black people! Demand it of the algorithms!