Bookstore Romance Day (Part III)

Welcome to 2nd annual Bookstore Romance Day!

To celebrate the day, Claire and Neil interview the inimitable team from Books Inc., Laurel Village. In Part III of a three-part series for Bookstore Romance Day, we recommend books you can read and LOVE. And of course, we play FMK with our favorite reading scenarios.


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:

Kill

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


Bliss by Fiona Zedde

Claire:

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


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

Claire:

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!


41. High School Bad Boys!

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.

Resisting the Rebel by Lisa Brown Roberts

Claire:

Fuck


Collide by J. R. Lenk

Claire:

Kill

Neil:

Kill

Quickie #7: Still in Quarantine!

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!