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Best friends and romance lovers, Erin and Melody, recap romance novels from a comedic, open-hearted feminist, sex-positive perspective! Giggling, tangents, and sincere joy abound! We take ourselves VERY seriously.

Heaving Bosoms: A Romance Novel Podcast Erin and Melody

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    • 4.9, 636 Ratings

Best friends and romance lovers, Erin and Melody, recap romance novels from a comedic, open-hearted feminist, sex-positive perspective! Giggling, tangents, and sincere joy abound! We take ourselves VERY seriously.

    Ep. 148 - Roller Girl by Vanessa North

    Ep. 148 - Roller Girl by Vanessa North

    Hey y'all! It's Roller Girl by Vanessa North! This feel-good lesbian romance between a trans athlete and a plumber/roller derby coach is exactly what we needed! Roller derby, tons of enthusiastic consent, low-stakes conflict, a whole gaggle of awesome side characters, the importance of lady friendship! This novella was a big yum, a big swoon, and a big heart soar! 

    Bonus Content: Erin knows so much about roller derby and Melody actually sobs with joy near the end. 

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Ep. 147 - Clueless with Suzanne Park!

    Ep. 147 - Clueless with Suzanne Park!

    Hey HBs! It's another boring episode of Heaving Bosoms..... AS IF!! Melody is joined by author Suzanne Park to recap the 1995 classic CLUELESS! Get ready for a big nostalgia recap! Check out Suzanne's work, The Perfect Escape, a YA rom-com and Loathe At First Sight, a sweet adult rom-com set in the video game industry with lots of enemies-to-lovers goodness (out August 18. 2020).

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Ep. 146 - Strange Love by Ann Aguirre (PART 2)

    Ep. 146 - Strange Love by Ann Aguirre (PART 2)

    Hey y'all! We're back with part 2 of Strange Love by Ann Aguirre! Beryl and Zylar have to get through the rest of The Choosing while overcoming Ryzven's egomaniacal antics at every turn! Plus, they figure out how to sex each other into oblivion and Snaps becomes a dog dad! It's so good! 

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    • 2 hr 4 min
    Ep. 145 - Strange Love by Ann Aguirre (PART 1)

    Ep. 145 - Strange Love by Ann Aguirre (PART 1)

    Hey HBs! We're here with Melody's new obsession STRANGE LOVE by Ann Aguirre! An alien romance with a talking dog! Effortless inclusivity! A pairing competition that's as if Gladiator had a baby with Love Island! Consent boners abound! Please, please take this 2 part breakdown as the gift it is and read this book!! 

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ask-A-Badass HB 23: Lauren Connolly!

    Ask-A-Badass HB 23: Lauren Connolly!

    In this episode of Ask-A-Badass HB, Lauren and Nat have the longest (maybe?) lightning round to date. They talk about altitude baking changes, why it's important to diversify your media, what the sexiest belly button condiment is, and why writing is hard to have as your full time job!

    Make sure to check out Lauren's books! And she does the Tik Tok! She rules! She gave justice to Fenella! #justiceforfenella 

    • 37 min
    Ep. 144 - Mastered by Her Mates by Grace Goodwin (Rerelease)

    Ep. 144 - Mastered by Her Mates by Grace Goodwin (Rerelease)

    This week we read Mastered by Her Mates by Grace Goodwin and it was an amazing, wild ride. Aliens have landed and sworn their protection from THE HIVE but, in return, they need soldiers for the front lines and they want brides for their soldiers. Enter Amanda Bryant, a seasoned spy who enters the Interstellar Bride Program to collect intel, while not getting distracted by her two new, hot mates. That's right: TWO MATES!

    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
636 Ratings

636 Ratings

Jen LP ,

Humor and romance

I just started listening to this podcast and I cannot rave about it more. I love y’all’s humor and friendship. You bring joy to my day and I’m super excited to listen to your back catalog. Thank you for being you!

Also if you ever get to doing a reader recommendation, Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspoon is amazing!

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Thank you so much for this podcast! I really need some laughs to get my week started and you guys do that!

I have discovered so many new books and authors... for example the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. I heard the podcast for the first part of the 3rd book, then stopped and read thousands of pages in less than a month...I haven’t done that since Harry Potter.

I can’t wait to hear more!

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