66. Aliens!

They say love is the strongest force in the universe and, in the interest of science, we here at FMKlit are going to test this theory. Because today we’re doing human/alien lovin’!! Today we read “Ruth’s Bonded (The Gandry Book 1)” by V.C. Lancaster and “Planet Glecerus [Alien Lovers 1] (Siren Publishing Menage Everlasting ManLove)” by Olivia Black. On this intergalactic episode, our hosts discuss the caloric risk of too much sex, the dangers of hide and seek, and Claire wants it known that she is not here for necklace.

And, as promised, romance Twitter drama!! https://twitter.com/BookishAlerts/status/1516521583174635520?s=20&t=NHMwpNKeQWlvCUDSeFSbug

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Ruth’s Bonded (The Gandry Book 1) by V.C. Lancaster

Claire:

Fuck

Neil:

Heavy Petting on Second Base


Planet Glecerus [Alien Lovers 1] (Siren Publishing Menage Everlasting ManLove) by Olivia Black

Claire:

Kill

Neil:

Heavy Petting on Second Base

65. Construction Workers!

Is that a 2×4 in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? Hope you’re ready for a good lay….ing of bricks. Because today we’re doing construction workers! This time around we read “Hard Wood: A Steamy Romantic Comedy” by Tara Crescent and “One Brick at a Time” by J. P. Bowie. For this hard tool-filled episode, our hosts discuss the joy of a good meet-cute, sex furniture, and the origin of witch hats.

Check out our Patreon!! patreon.com/fmklitpod

And check out “Friends with Food,” the podcast where Claire and Neil were guests: www.friendswithfoodpod.com/


Hard Wood: A Steamy Romantic Comedy by Tara Crescent

Claire:

Marry

Neil:

Heavy Petting on Second Base


One Brick at a Time by J. P. Bowie

Claire:

Fuck

64. Modern Retellings of Jane Austen!

It is a truth universally acknowledged that millennials with too much time on their hands must be in want of starting a podcast. This direct quote is very wise, and that’s why today we’re doing modern retellings of Jane Austen! Today we read “The Code for Love and Heartbreak” by Jillian Cantor (Emma) and “Most Ardently” by Susan Mesler-Evans (Pride & Prejudice). On this especially literary episode, our hosts discuss student debt, a startling artifact from Claire’s past, and Neil comes up with the best worst business idea ever.

As as promised, here’s a cartoon explaining what it’s like having allergies: imgur.com/K2i2QD7


Most Ardently by Susan Mesler-Evans

Claire:

Kill

Neil:

Kill


The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor

Claire:

Kill

Neil:

Kill

63. Reality Dating Shows!

Nothing quite speaks to the quiet intimacy of falling in love like doing it in front of cameras and millions of viewers. Which is why we’re doing reality dating shows! Today we read “One to Watch” by Kate Stayman-London and “The Charm Offensive” by Alison Cochrun. For this heavily produced and subtly scripted episode, our hosts discuss the marriageability of pastries, how NOT to dismantle a system, and that Claire would be the most evil reality show producer ever.


One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

Claire:

Kill

Neil:

Marry


The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun

Claire:

Kill

Neil:

Kill

62. Ladies Who Inherit Businesses!

We here at FMK love a boss ass lady. And today we’re taking that very literally because this episode is all about ladies inheriting a business! For this fiscally sound episode, we read “Twisted Creek” by Jodi Thomas and “Satisfaction Guaranteed” by Karelia Stetz-Waters. Our boss bitch hosts discuss some fantastic cartoony villains, the many nuances of sex toys, and when the romance actually detracts from the romance novel.

Also, here’s the very special anti-meth commercial that was a part of Neil’s childhood: https://youtu.be/u1VwLsrzbyg


Twisted Creek by Jodi Thomas

Claire:

Kill

Neil:

Kill


Satisfaction Guaranteed by Karelia Stetz-Waters

Claire:

Kill

Neil:

Marry

61. Sasquatches!

Bigfoots? Bigfeet? However you say it, we’re gonna get us some elusive lovers today! And to do that, we read “Bigfoot and the Librarian” by Linda Winstead Jones and “Going Sasquatch (Finnegan & Morrow Book 1)” by Jess Whitecroft. In this episode, our hairy hosts discuss retractable bigfoot penises, the dangers of a 12th birthday party, and that himbos who are nice deserve love too. Also, for the record, Claire said “baking.”


Bigfoot and the Librarian by Linda Winstead Jones

Claire:

Kill

Neil:

Heavy Petting on Second Base


Going Sasquatch (Finnegan & Morrow Book 1) by Jess Whitecroft

Claire:

Kill

Neil:

Heavy Petting on Second Base

60. Screenwriters!

Interior; Podcast studio; day. Two tipsy hosts are yammering on about something. Cross-fade to…ROMANCE! We hope you like movie magic, dear listeners, because today we’re doing Screenwriters! For this episode we read “It’s Complex” by Shoma Narayanan and “This is Kind of an Epic Love Story” by Kacen Callender. In this well-structured episode, our hosts discuss when the back of a book lies to us, when teens make terrible decisions, and to always check your smoke detectors.

Happy 4 year anniversary, listeners!!


It’s Complex by Shoma Narayanan

Claire:

Kill

Neil:

Kill


This is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kacen Callender

Claire:

Kill

Neil:

Heavy Petting on Second Base

59. Movie Night with FMKlit!

We’re back, dear listeners, with a full episode! But this one is going to be a little different. You may remember in ep. 49 “Hate to Love” that we read a little book called “The Hating Game: A Novel” by Sally Thorn. And we….had things to say about it. One of those things was that it was being made into a movie. So we watched it! Even Christine got in on the fun and we discuss the movie vs. the book. Did our feelings change? Is it a good adaptation? And is there justice for Jeanette?



FMKlit’s Triumphant Return!

Hello all you wonderful people! Oh we’ve missed you so!! This is just a grand announcement that we are back!! Not to mention some updates and what we’ve been up to and what you can expect in the next month. On 1/19 we will release a special episode, and starting in February we will be back to our regular format with the books “It’s Complex” by Shoma Narayanan, and “This is Kind of an Epic Love Story” by Kacen Callender.


57. Summer!

Here at FMKlit, we have a philosophy that we hold very near and dear to our hearts: Sun’s out, buns out! Summer’s around the corner and we’re ready to heat things up! Today, we read “A Small Slice of Summer (The Best of Betty Neels)” by Betty Neels and “The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles)” by Amy Spalding. For this sun-soaked episode, our hosts discuss the mood killer that is talking driving directions, dude bros with hearts of gold, and the dangerous allure of Dutchmen.


A Small Slice of Summer (The Best of Betty Neels) by Betty Neels

Claire:

Kill

Neil:

Kill


The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding

Claire:

Neil: