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

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Satisfaction Guaranteed by Karelia Stetz-Waters

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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

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

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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

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This is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kacen Callender

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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

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

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56. Bartenders!

How do you like your love? Dirty? With a twist? On the rocks? However you like your love, make it a double! You deserve it. And while you do, we’re going to do bartenders! Today we read “Breaking the Bachelor (Smart Cupid Book 1)” by Maggie Kelley, and “Pretty Perfect (Boys in Makeup Book 1)” by Christina Lee and Riley Hart. For this happy hour (and change), our hosts discuss bars that have too many themes, backstories that leave more questions than answers, and we have the longest Hot and Bothered ever. Ever.


Breaking the Bachelor (Smart Cupid Book 1) by Maggie Kelley

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Pretty Perfect (Boys in Makeup Book 1) by Christina Lee and Riley Hart

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55. Knitting!

Some things are just better in groups: board games, splitting a check, love. And knitting! So put some love into every stitch because today we’re doing knitting! For this cozy episode, we read “Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance (Knitting in the City Book 1)” by Penny Reid and “Knit, Purl, a Baby and a Girl: An LGBTQ Romance” by Hettie Bell. Today our hosts discuss the subtle differences between Wendells and slamps; why you need to accept someone’s boundaries when you agree to them; and have FMK-style story hour where Claire reacts to the end of a book in real time because she didn’t finish the book.


Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance (Knitting in the City Book 1) by Penny Reid

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Knit, Purl, a Baby and a Girl: An LGBTQ Romance by Hettie Bell

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54. Steampunk!

I don’t know about you, dear Listener, but nothing gets my gears going quite like a hot burst of steam. So it’s a good thing that we’re doing Steampunk! For today’s episode we read “The Stowaway Debutante (Tales of the Captain Duke Book 1)” by Rebecca Diem and “Prosperity” by Alexis Hall. For this steamin’ hot episode, our begoggled hosts discuss the importance of bawdy houses, the scourge that is the “Mary Sue”, and why sky pirate seems to love grain so goddamn much.


The Stowaway Debutante (Tales of the Captain Duke Book 1) by Rebecca Diem

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Prosperity by Alexis Hall

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53. Military!

We’ve been running drills all day, but there’s no camouflaging our love, Listeners. We’re here to serve and protect….your hearts. Because today we’re doing the Military! For this very strict episode, we read “The Lieutenants’ Online Love (American Heroes Book 2621)” by Caro Carson, and “Zenko: MM Military Suspense (Tags of Honor Book 1)” by Annabella Stone. Today, our commanding hosts discuss the tactical worth of helicopters, naked hotdogs, and how a night at the ballet can go very south very quickly.


The Lieutenants’ Online Love (American Heroes Book 2621) by Caro Carson

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Zenko: MM Military Suspense (Tags of Honor Book 1) by Annabella Stone

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