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
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.
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
The Magpie Lord (A Charm of Magpies Book 1) by K.J. Charles
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.
The dishes are done, the toys are put away, the kids are asleep….and now it’s time to meet me by your locker – we’re cutting class! Who cares if we get detention? Because today we’re doing high school bad boys! But, like, as a topic. Not actually. Today we read “Resisting the Rebel” by Lisa Brown Roberts, and “Collide” by J. R. Lenk. On this (after school) special episode, our spirited hosts discuss promposals, sex bracelets, and Neil discuss that he was, in fact, a high school bad boy.
We’re still sheltering in place here in the Bay Area, so our health-minded hosts recorded another quickie while we figure out the logistics of recording separately. Neil has an article to share, Claire brings some problematic nonsense from Twitter, and we play a new game! FMKocktail! Neil and Claire name a romance trope and they take turns deciding the perfect boozy beverage to pair with it.
Hope everyone is staying safe and staying healthy!
The dishes are done, the toys are put away, the kids are asleep….and now it’s time for OUR bedtime conspicuous wink We hope you have some healthy snacks handy, because today we’re reading about male nannies! In this episode we read “The Nanny” by Max Hudson, and “RAFE: A Buff Male Nanny (Loose Ends Book 1)” by Rebekah Weatherspoon. In this nurturing episode, our hosts discuss the horrors of bathtime, what really happens in the locker room, and why even men made out of cardboard deserve better.
The Nanny by Max Hudson
RAFE: A Buff Male Nanny (Loose Ends Book 1)by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Well, we’re sheltering in place and practicing social distancing for the common good, even though it’s very, very hard. Significant others are getting in plenty of quality time together (the quality of that time, according to the internets, is all over the place). But what about the single ladies? All the single ladies! In this episode, Neil and Claire talk about romance (and sex, of course) during the COVID pandemic.
Hope everyone is staying safe and staying healthy!
I’ve come from across the stars to tell you how passionately I love you…. and this isn’t just a warp drive in my pocket! Get your galactic mileage plan ready because we’re doing space operas! Today we read “Reign: A Space Fantasy Romance (Strands of Starfire Book 1)” by May Sage, and “Safe Passage (Black Flag Book 1)” by Rachel Ford. In this epic episode, our hosts discuss: males and females; overprotective robots; and why you shouldn’t date nazis – especially space nazis.
Note: This episode was recorded before the shelter in place order in the Bay Area. So when Claire says go to Books Inc., don’t do that. That’s not what you should be doing. What you should be doing is ordering from them online!
Reign: A Space Fantasy Romance (Strands of Starfire Book 1) by May Sage
Can you believe we’ve been doing this for two years! To celebrate, we did another live show at Books Inc.! On this episode, we have a little “year in review” action, and then we use the VAST knowledge we’ve learned from romance novels to answer your romance advice questions!
Claire’s 2019 Picks
An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League Book 1) by Alyssa Cole
Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels (How to Write Kissing Books Book 1) by Gwen Hayes
Neil’s 2019 Picks:
Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
How to Talk to Nice English Girls: A Lesbian Historical Romance by Gretchen Evans