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A hilarious podcast hosted by Kelly Reynolds (@realkellyrey) that asks novice romance readers to think outside the (dick in a) box. 📚❤️💋 New episodes every Friday! Find and follow us on social media @boobiespodcast and on www.boobiesandnoobies.com.

Boobies & Noobies: A Romance Review Podcast Boobies & Noobies

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A hilarious podcast hosted by Kelly Reynolds (@realkellyrey) that asks novice romance readers to think outside the (dick in a) box. 📚❤️💋 New episodes every Friday! Find and follow us on social media @boobiespodcast and on www.boobiesandnoobies.com.

    16. Hot Fudge & a Heartthrob

    16. Hot Fudge & a Heartthrob

    The Novel:
    Hot Fudge & a Heartthrob (Lovebird Café #3)

    The Author: 
    Dylann Crush 

    The Noobie:
    Heidi Busche 
    IG: @heidibcoaching
    Podcast: Relationship Ready Podcast

    The Synopsis: 
    We only have one thing in common...we're both excellent liars.

    A little white lie. That's what started it. How was I to know that a tiny slip of the tongue would result in the adventure of a lifetime?

    When Theo Wilder stops in at the Lovebird Café, looking for an experienced guide to show him around the deserted caves surrounding Swallow Springs, I seize the opportunity to get down and dirty with the heartthrob scientist. Rumor has it there's hidden treasure on our homestead and I've been itching for a way to claim it.

    But when Mother Nature fails to cooperate, Theo and I find ourselves short on luck and running out of time. We'll need to come clean with each other if we want to survive. And when we go deep? We might find more than buried treasure.

    Show Notes:
    - May's reading theme: "Yummy Love"
    - Patreon Shoutout 
    - Introducing relationship coach, author, and podcast host, Heidi B.
    - Heidi's book: Relationship Ready: How I Stopped F*****g Randos and Started Cupcaking My Soulmate 
    - The influence of romcoms on relationships 
    - Paint those red flags, green
    - "I moved to Denver and all I got was breakfast and a husband."
    - Connections and coaching during a pandemic 
    - Heidi's friendship with author, Diana Biller
    - Embrace the HEA; enjoy the journey (00:21:02)
    - Ideals vs. unrealistic expectations
    - Understanding the "Linear Social Script" (00:26:48)
    - Moving from Science is Sexy to Yummy Love with Hot Fudge & a Heartthrob (00:29:57)
    - Dylann Crush's Romance Happy Hour Book Box
    - Reading a book about bats during the pandemic... caused by bats
    - Erotica-Light? 
    - A brief synopsis for Hot Fudge & a Heartthrob (00:37:02)
    - Joan Wilder meets Theo 
    - Seeing a man "do the work" 
    - Bonding over romance novels and musicals 
    - LAYERS upon LAYERS
    - "They better be getting down" (00:52:36)
    - Sexpectations for erotica vs. romance 
    - Do your research...
    - A few steamy (and somewhat awkward) sexcerpts (01:02:57)
    - Heart, Humor, & Heat Ratings (01:05:09)
    - Wrap-up 

    Books Mentioned: 
    - The Widow of Rose House and The Brightest Star in Paris by Diana Biller
    - Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

    Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.

    *Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*

    • 1 hr 13 min
    A Lady's Formula for Love

    A Lady's Formula for Love

    The Novel:
    A Lady's Formula for Love (The Secret Scientists of London #1)

    The Author: 
    Elizabeth Everett 

    The Noobies:
    Feminists Without Mystique 
    IG: @feministswithoutmystique
    Twitter: @fwmpodcast

    The Synopsis: 
    What is a Victorian lady's formula for love? Mix one brilliant noblewoman and her enigmatic protection officer. Add in a measure of danger and attraction. Heat over the warmth of humor and friendship, and the result is more than simple chemistry—it's elemental.

    Lady Violet Hughes is keeping secrets. First, she founded a clandestine sanctuary for England's most brilliant female scientists. Second, she is using her genius on a confidential mission for the Crown. But the biggest secret of all? Her feelings for protection officer Arthur Kneland.

    Solitary and reserved, Arthur learned the hard way to put duty first. But the more time he spends in the company of Violet and the eccentric club members, the more his best intentions go up in flames. Literally.

    When a shadowy threat infiltrates Violet's laboratories, endangering her life and her work, scientist and bodyguard will find all their theories put to the test—and learn that the most important discoveries are those of the heart.

    Show Notes:
    - Welcome Erin and Maria, co-hosts of Feminists Without Mystique podcast
    - Some brief Oscars chat: #TeamPromisingYoungWoman
    - About Feminists Without Mystique (00:05:02)
    - A little bit of hope...
    - Introducing A Lady's Formula for Love (00:14:51)
    - Erin & Maria's experience to romance novels
    - Remembering Borders Bookstore (RIP)
    - A brief synopsis for A Lady's Formula for Love (00:19:59)
    - Men who get out of the way...
    - Tear gas, hairspray, and other "feminine" things
    - Bucking with traditional archetypes 
    - A "protection officer" named Arthur (00:32:55)
    - Real characters and themes... but in fiction
    - Erotic hypotheses
    - A questionable ending... or another beginning? (00:38:40)
    - Redemption and forgiveness in romance
    - Good ol' Greta Green (Shoutout to the Wallflower series by Lisa Kleypas)
    - A few steamy sexcerpts… and some not-so-sexy euphemisms (00:52:15)
    - Sponges, French letters, and other contraceptive talk
    - The future of the series?
    - Heart, Humor, & Heat Ratings (01:06:45)
    - Romance writing reference book mentioned (I forgot the title at the time): Naughty Words for Nice Writers: A Romance Novel Thesaurus
    - DTRRN (Down to Read Romance Novels)
    - Falling for the online romance community

    Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.

    *Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Intimacy Experiment

    The Intimacy Experiment

    This episode is sponsored by The Most Eligible Viscount in London, the latest from bestselling author, Ella Quinn.

    The Novel:
    The Intimacy Experiment

    The Author:
    Rosie Danan

    The Noobie:
    Kini Allen
    Twitter: @kinilei1

    The Synopsis:
    Naomi Grant has built her life around going against the grain. After the sex-positive start-up she cofounded becomes an international sensation, she wants to extend her educational platform to live lecturing. Unfortunately, despite her long list of qualifications, higher ed won't hire her.

    Ethan Cohen has recently received two honors: LA Mag named him one of the city's hottest bachelors and he became rabbi of his own synagogue. Taking a gamble in an effort to attract more millennials to the faith, the executive board hired Ethan because of his nontraditional background. Unfortunately, his shul is low on both funds and congregants. The board gives him three months to turn things around or else they'll close the doors of his synagogue for good.

    Naomi and Ethan join forces to host a buzzy seminar series on Modern Intimacy, the perfect solution to their problems--until they discover a new one--their growing attraction to each other. They've built the syllabus for love's latest experiment, but neither of them expected they'd be the ones putting it to the test.

    Show Notes:
    - Sponsored Ad for The Most Eligible Viscount in London (00:00:05 - 00:01:25)
    - A few quick announcements: #ThirtyFlirtyAndReading, Reviews, and Patreon updates
    - Introducing blogger and podcaster, Kini Allen
    - The fear of self-promotion
    - Check out Kini's podcast, Romance Romp
    - Hidden romance reads
    - Shoutout to Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
    - Romance readers helping other romance readers (and podcasters)
    - "Love Between the Covers" Documentary
    - "There's room for everybody here"
    - Shoutout to author, Beverly Jenkins
    - Kini's 2021 Romance Picks (00:19:48)

    - A brief synopsis for The Intimacy Experiment (00:23:31)
    - Overall impressions
    - Modern Intimacy vs. Modern Dating
    - More talk on modern intimacy and post-pandemic dating in my Steamy Spotlight interview with Rosie Danan
    - Falling for Naomi Grant (00:34:06)
    - Exploring faith in romance novels
    - Everything to love about Ethan (00:41:50)
    - Friendships between men and women in romance novels
    - Finding real themes in fiction
    - A few steamy sexcerpts (00:57:55)
    - "Tab B" and other vulva euphemisms
    - Heart, Heat, & Humor Ratings (01:06:04)
    - Finding and creating community

    Books Mentioned:
    - Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle
    - You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle
    - Hot Copy by Ruby Barrett
    - Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne
    - The Dating Playbook by Farrah Rochon
    - How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days by K.M. Jackson
    - Come As You Are... by Emily Nagoski
    - Craving Flight by Tamsen Parker

    Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.

    *Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Steamy Spotlight: Interview with Sarah Skye

    Steamy Spotlight: Interview with Sarah Skye

    Summary:
    Let's talk female masturbation, mental health awareness, and of course, food! Authors Skye McDonald (The Anti-Belle series) and Sarah Smith (Faker, Simmer Down) join Kelly to discuss their platonic love story, mental health awareness in romance novels, and of course, female masturbation.

    Together, they host the Quick & Dirty Romance Podcast (also part of the Frolic Podcast Network), and now, they’ve joined forces to write their first romance together, Sips & Strokes under the nom de plume, Sarah Skye. 

    Guests: 
    Skye McDonald
    IG: @writerskyemcd
    Twitter: @writerskyemcd

    Sarah Smith
    IG: @authorsarahs
    Twitter: @AuthorSarahS

    Sarah Skye
    IG: @quickndirtyromance
    Twitter: @quickndirtyrom

    Show Notes: 
    - Introducing Sarah Smith and Skye McDonald, aka Sarah Skye.
    - Sips & Strokes - Available April 20th, 2021
    - What We're Reading 
    - Romance Origin Stories (00:07:28)
    - "It all boils down to the happily ever after"
    - Talking author "trademarks" and styles (00:14:39)
    - Masturbation & Therapy
    - The platonic love story-turned-writing partnership (00:20:36)
    - "You make it shine for me" (The new "I burn for you"?)
    - The best (and worst) kind of feedback
    - How to maintain a well-balanced writing partnership (00:26:45)
    - Fake Dating & Wedding Hijinks 
    - A quick synopsis for Sips & Strokes
    - Splitting a dual POV between two authors (00:33:40)
    - Female friendships for the win!
    - Allowing ourselves (and our characters) to be wrong during the time of "Cancel Culture"
    - More books to come...?
    - What's up next for Skye & Sarah (00:45:08)
    - The stories we're dying to write
    - Pre-order Sips & Strokes now (or win a copy during the #ThirtyFlirtyAndReading giveaway on our Instagram)

    Sarah Smith's Books:
    Faker
    Simmer Down
    If You Never Come Back
    On Location (Coming Soon)

    Skye McDonald's Books:
    Not Suitable For Work
    Off the Record
    Nemesis

    Other Books Recommended/Discussed:
    Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren
    Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
    Falling Like Stars (All in Series #1) by Eve Kasey
    The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

    Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.

    *Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*

    • 53 min
    Steamy Spotlight: Interview with Rosie Danan

    Steamy Spotlight: Interview with Rosie Danan

    Summary:
    Rosie Danan's debut novel, The Roommate was named a "Best Book of the Year" by such publications as NPR, Buzzfeed, Bustle, and Refinery 29. And now, she's back with The Intimacy Experiment, a book about human connection, destigmatizing sex work, and what intimacy looks like in the 21st century.

    Guest: 
    Rosie Danan
    IG: @RosieDanan
    Twitter: @RosieDanan

    Show Notes: 
    - Introducing Rosie Danan, author of The Roommate and The Intimacy Experiment (Available April 6th, 2021)
    - The best and worst of movie sequels 
    - "Recreating the magic" vs. flexing different writing muscles
    - Rosie's relationship with romance and pink covers (00:10:17)
    - The "back room at the video store" genre (00:12:21)
    - Sex, Relationships, & Intimacy
    - Permission from the rabbi
    - The evolution of connection
    - Researching and destigmatizing the sex work industry (00:28:08)
    - The Jewish experience
    - Weird, but perfect timing
    - "We are more lonely now than ever before"
    - How to navigate modern intimacy post-pandemic (00:39:07)
    - "Radical Vulnerability" 
    - Stop confusing vulnerability with weakness
    - A sneak peek at what up's next for Rosie (00:44:32)
    - Rosie's advice for romance-reading "noobies"
    - The story you're dying to write...

    Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.

    *Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*

    • 53 min
    By Mistake

    By Mistake

    The Novel: By Mistake (Poison & Wine #1)
    The Author: Sigal Ehrlich

    The Noobie: Jaimee Bell
    Twitter: @jaimeebell_

    The Synopsis: There’s so much going on in Anna’s life. Teaching countless hours at the studio and nurturing the three major relationships of her life – her group of tight-knit friends, all while attempting to not screw up this whole adulthood thing leaves very little time to waste on yet another dating app. At this point, a relationship is off the menu. Being “self-partnered” is more than enough.

    A serious relationship has been crossed off Liam Brody’s list of goals, at least for the foreseeable future. Completing his residency and becoming a trauma surgeon is his only priority. Casual relationships, his friends, and books are the only things he’s willing to lose his precious free time to.

    When an accidental email starts a deep online connection, both Liam and Anna dive in with zero concern . . . because there’s really no harm in getting close to someone who you’ll never meet in real life, right? Wrong. When a turn of events brings their “safe” virtual connection to an unexpected face-to-face, Anna and Liam learn their online chemistry pales in comparison to the real deal. A realization that brings along the bazillion-dollar question – what do you do when you meet The One at the most impossibly wrong time?

    Show Notes:
    - Introducing Jaimee Bell, freelance writer turned erotica author
    - Jaimee's personal experience with "digital love"
    - Check out Jaimee's writing on sexual health, relationships, and more on Sofia Gray
    - A sneak peek at Jaimee's work in progress!
    - A few words on Fifty Shades of Grey's legacy - we need a new frame of reference when it comes to BDSM (00:11:51)
    - Be sure to check out our Snacket episodes on Patreon!
    - Today's reading: By Mistake by Sigal Ehrlich (00:16:47)
    - Jaimee's relationship with romance novels 
    - The benefits of a Dual POV- A brief synopsis for By Mistake (00:21:07)
    - Stop double-first-naming men!
    - Overall impressions: A sweet "cilantro" read- A beautiful bouquet... of red flags (00:31:57)
    - A fine line between educational and "preachy" 
    - Why aren't we having more digital sex in digital love stories?
    - "Get on the plane, Rachel."
    - Some not-so-steamy sexcerpts (00:47:27)
    - Night fishing and funeral home dates?
    - Heart, Humor, & Heat Ratings (00:54:31)
    - More romance reading ahead Books Mentioned
    - All the Dirty Little Things: An Erotica Collection by Jaimee Bell
    - Eat Pray Love and Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert

    Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.

    *Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

DrPopRox ,

Love!!

One of the only shows I listen to anymore. Love hearing Kelly share and her critiques on romance novels. Always great guests and engaging content!

Alicia Crofton ,

Love this podcast

Romance books is by far one of my favorite topics to talk about and Kelly nails this podcast out of the park. It’s fun. It’s fresh. Great content.

PhxNestJess ,

One of my favorites!

Boobies & Noobies was my first romance related podcast and I’m so glad to have found it! The conversations Kelly has with her guests are insightful and fun. I recommend Boobies & Noobies to all romance readers and readers that are just starting to venture into the genre!

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