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Melody Carlisle, Natalie Martin, and other far-flung, romance-loving best friends 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 Melody Carlisle

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    • 4.9 • 1.1K Ratings

Melody Carlisle, Natalie Martin, and other far-flung, romance-loving best friends recap romance novels from a comedic, open-hearted feminist, sex-positive perspective! Giggling, tangents, and sincere joy abound! We take ourselves VERY seriously.

    Ep. 256 - Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (HB Live Show)

    Ep. 256 - Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (HB Live Show)

    Hey HBs! IT'S OUR FIRST LIVE SHOW!!! Nat and Sara recap Halfway To The Grave by Jeaniene Frost. Boy does this Spike and Buffy homage not age well...
    CWs: off-page sexual assault in the past, descriptions of kidnapping, illusions to sexual assault in the present, on-page drugging with the intention of sexual assault, slut shaming, sex trafficking, and the term "white slavery" is used to describe sex trafficking.
    After this the public feed is going on a short hiatus. Call it a back-to-school break. Nothing is changing on https://www.patreon.com/heavingbosomspodcast (Patreon)! There will still be new episodes, fantastic author guests for book club, and maybe some new gifts/merch I'm scheming!! We'll come back rested, recentered, and refreshed!
    Make sure to follow https://sarawhitney.com/ (Sara) and, if you want to be kind to yourself, READ HER BOOKS!
    Make sure to check out Mel's new podcast https://bonkers-romance.captivate.fm/listen (Bonkers Romance)!
    Subscribe! Rate! Review! Tell all your friends :)
    Get more content on https://www.patreon.com/heavingbosomspodcast (PATREON!!)
    Sign up for our https://www.heavingbosoms.com/ (Newsletter)!
    MERCH! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/heaving-bosoms-podcast?ref_id=13852 (Teepublic), https://chicalookate.myshopify.com/collections/heaving-bosom (Chicaloo Kate), https://www.redbubble.com/people/heavingbosoms/shop?asc=u (Redbubble)
    Make your life better and https://justasknat.com/ (hire Natalie) to assist you!!!
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heavingbosoms/ (@heavingbosoms)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Heaving_Bosoms (@heaving_bosom)s
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Preorder Naima Simone X Friends Book Boyfriend Box!!
    This box has EVERYTHING you could ever want in a book boyfriend from Tessa Bailey, Avery Flynn, Farrah Rochon, Jayci Lee, Kennedy Ryan, Adriana Herrera, and Naima Simone.
    You can look forward to paperbacks, signed book plates, limited edition book boyfriend mugs, the book boyfriend pajamas/loungewear, bookmarks and more!
    Tiers include:
    - Cinnamon Roll - $114.99
    - The Alpha - - $169.99
    Enter the promo code BONKERS10 at checkout to receive $10 off!!!
    ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL OCT 10, 2022!
    If you have any questions, email orders@honeymagnolia.co.
    https://heaving-bosoms.captivate.fm/nsbookboyfriends (Naima's Book Boyfriends)

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Ep. 255 - Howl's Moving Castle with Sally Thorne!

    Ep. 255 - Howl's Moving Castle with Sally Thorne!

    Hey HBs! Sally Thorne is here! Bearing gifts! First, https://www.therippedbodicela.com/book/9780062912831 (Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match) (out Sept 6th, preorder now!). It's Sally's newest release, first historical, has all the sparkly Sally dialogue, and is the perfect spooky season read! Next, she introduced https://sarawhitney.com/ (Sara) and Mel to Howl's Moving Castle! Ehrrmehhhgeerrrrdddd it's SO GOOD. Are we now in love with a cartoon man? WHAT OF IT.
    Bonus Content: Christian Bale saying "that's my girl" and "you're beautiful" are life-changing, Sally also LOVES https://www.amazon.com/Howls-Moving-Castle-Book-ebook/dp/B008LV8TSU/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=howl%27s+moving+castleandqid=1661736431andsr=8-2 (the book) this movie is based on, Hayao Miyazaki's genius, and so much more!
    If you https://www.therippedbodicela.com/book/9780062912831 (preorder Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match through The Ripped Bodice), you get a signed book plate, a post card, and a bookmark. PLUS, you get grandfathered into her launch event with CLo! It's a spooky slumber party!
    Make sure to check out Mel's new podcast https://bonkers-romance.captivate.fm/listen (Bonkers Romance)!
    Subscribe! Rate! Review! Tell all your friends :)
    Get more content on https://www.patreon.com/heavingbosomspodcast (PATREON!!)
    Sign up for our https://www.heavingbosoms.com/ (Newsletter)!
    MERCH! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/heaving-bosoms-podcast?ref_id=13852 (Teepublic), https://chicalookate.myshopify.com/collections/heaving-bosom (Chicaloo Kate), https://www.redbubble.com/people/heavingbosoms/shop?asc=u (Redbubble)
    Make your life better and https://justasknat.com/ (hire Natalie) to assist you!!!
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heavingbosoms/ (@heavingbosoms)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Heaving_Bosoms (@heaving_bosom)s
    Mentioned in this episode:
    September in the Temple!
    - This month we're back with Katee regaling us with more Fertile in My Ex-Boyfriend’s Dungeon (and we discover an actual hard limit for Katee!), and Hannah Whitten is going to stop by to give us all her best spooky season recs.
    - In Book Club news, everyone in the Joy Bringer and Celebrant tiers can download their ebooks of MY WICKED PRINCE by Molly O’Keefe and the entire audiobook collection of COURT OF THE VAMPIRE QUEEN by Katee Robert!
    - And finally, Joy Bringers and Celebrants can check out all the digital art we’ve created for the Temple! It’s all on one convenient page waiting for you.
    https://heaving-bosoms.captivate.fm/temple (Bonkers Temple of Defiant Joy! )
    Preorder Naima Simone X Friends Book Boyfriend Box!!
    This box has EVERYTHING you could ever want in a book boyfriend from Tessa Bailey, Avery Flynn, Farrah Rochon, Jayci Lee, Kennedy Ryan, Adriana Herrera, and Naima Simone.
    You can look forward to paperbacks, signed book plates, limited edition book boyfriend mugs, the book boyfriend pajamas/loungewear, bookmarks and more!
    Tiers include:
    - Cinnamon Roll - $114.99
    - The Alpha - - $169.99
    Enter the promo code BONKERS10 at checkout to receive $10 off!!!
    ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL OCT 10, 2022!
    If you have any questions, email orders@honeymagnolia.co.
    https://heaving-bosoms.captivate.fm/nsbookboyfriends (Naima's Book Boyfriends)

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Ep. 254 - Reel by Kennedy Ryan

    Ep. 254 - Reel by Kennedy Ryan

    Hey y'all! Liz from the https://makeoutalreadypod.com/ (Make Out Already Podcast) is here to chat about Reel by Kennedy Ryan! WOW this book is gorgeous! It's showbiz and glitz with beautiful commentary on art and creation and the fight. The fight for your life, for justice, for love.
    Bonus Content: an episode of https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-behind-the-bastards-29236323/episode/part-one-the-twilight-zone-movie-97005743/ (Behind the Bastards about the Twilight Zone movie), being a Chad with a B, rollerskating, juicy peaches, and being so petty your body would reject a kidney.
    CW for illness, terminal illness, racism, cheating (in the past, not MCs), death of a loved one (in the past), and coworker romance.
    Make sure to preorder Liz's debut romance novel https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B86QGLD6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_1RV57N6TNBAHV89MNANC (HOW THAT MAKES YOU FEEL by Elle Diaz)!
    Come hang out with Sarah MacLean and I on Patreon! Monday, August 29th at 8pm!
    Make sure to check out Mel's new podcast https://bonkers-romance.captivate.fm/listen (Bonkers Romance)!
    Subscribe! Rate! Review! Tell all your friends :)
    Get more content on https://www.patreon.com/heavingbosomspodcast (PATREON!!)
    Sign up for our https://www.heavingbosoms.com/ (Newsletter)!
    MERCH! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/heaving-bosoms-podcast?ref_id=13852 (Teepublic), https://chicalookate.myshopify.com/collections/heaving-bosom (Chicaloo Kate), https://www.redbubble.com/people/heavingbosoms/shop?asc=u (Redbubble)
    Make your life better and https://justasknat.com/ (hire Natalie) to assist you!!!
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heavingbosoms/ (@heavingbosoms)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Heaving_Bosoms (@heaving_bosom)s
    Mentioned in this episode:
    September in the Temple!
    - This month we're back with Katee regaling us with more Fertile in My Ex-Boyfriend’s Dungeon (and we discover an actual hard limit for Katee!), and Hannah Whitten is going to stop by to give us all her best spooky season recs.
    - In Book Club news, everyone in the Joy Bringer and Celebrant tiers can download their ebooks of MY WICKED PRINCE by Molly O’Keefe and the entire audiobook collection of COURT OF THE VAMPIRE QUEEN by Katee Robert!
    - And finally, Joy Bringers and Celebrants can check out all the digital art we’ve created for the Temple! It’s all on one convenient page waiting for you.
    https://heaving-bosoms.captivate.fm/temple (Bonkers Temple of Defiant Joy! )
    Preorder Naima Simone X Friends Book Boyfriend Box!!
    This box has EVERYTHING you could ever want in a book boyfriend from Tessa Bailey, Avery Flynn, Farrah Rochon, Jayci Lee, Kennedy Ryan, Adriana Herrera, and Naima Simone.
    You can look forward to paperbacks, signed book plates, limited edition book boyfriend mugs, the book boyfriend pajamas/loungewear, bookmarks and more!
    Tiers include:
    - Cinnamon Roll - $114.99
    - The Alpha - - $169.99
    Enter the promo code BONKERS10 at checkout to receive $10 off!!!
    ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL OCT 10, 2022!
    If you have any questions, email orders@honeymagnolia.co.
    https://heaving-bosoms.captivate.fm/nsbookboyfriends (Naima's Book Boyfriends)

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ep. 253 - Book Club (Movie)

    Ep. 253 - Book Club (Movie)

    Hey y'all! EF Dodd is here to recap the 2018 movie Book Club! We had so much fun worshipping Jane Fonda's wardrobe, watching Murphy Brown make a romantic comeback with Mr. Holland's Opus, and yelling about terrible daughters!
    Lady Loves:
    EF: Fancy coffee makers and the best friends who support you in everything!
    Mel: Paint your ceiling yellow and get the most florescent rug you've ever seen in your life... of whatever your equivalent is! Just make your space yours because it feels really great.
    Make sure to check out EF's newest release https://www.efdoddwrites.com/books/ (EARNING IT)! It comes out on August 23rd, 2022 and you can preorder it now!
    Make sure to check out Mel's new podcast https://bonkers-romance.captivate.fm/listen (Bonkers Romance)!
    Subscribe! Rate! Review! Tell all your friends :)
    Get more content on https://www.patreon.com/heavingbosomspodcast (PATREON!!)
    Sign up for our https://www.heavingbosoms.com/ (Newsletter)!
    MERCH! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/heaving-bosoms-podcast?ref_id=13852 (Teepublic), https://chicalookate.myshopify.com/collections/heaving-bosom (Chicaloo Kate), https://www.redbubble.com/people/heavingbosoms/shop?asc=u (Redbubble)
    Make your life better and https://justasknat.com/ (hire Natalie) to assist you!!!
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heavingbosoms/ (@heavingbosoms)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Heaving_Bosoms (@heaving_bosom)s
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Preorder Naima Simone X Friends Book Boyfriend Box!!
    This box has EVERYTHING you could ever want in a book boyfriend from Tessa Bailey, Avery Flynn, Farrah Rochon, Jayci Lee, Kennedy Ryan, Adriana Herrera, and Naima Simone.
    You can look forward to paperbacks, signed book plates, limited edition book boyfriend mugs, the book boyfriend pajamas/loungewear, bookmarks and more!
    Tiers include:
    - Cinnamon Roll - $114.99
    - The Alpha - - $169.99
    Enter the promo code BONKERS10 at checkout to receive $10 off!!!
    ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL OCT 10, 2022!
    If you have any questions, email orders@honeymagnolia.co.
    https://heaving-bosoms.captivate.fm/nsbookboyfriends (Naima's Book Boyfriends)

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ep. 252 - Yuri on Ice!

    Ep. 252 - Yuri on Ice!

    Hey HBs! Erin is here to recap Yuri on Ice with Charissa! Charissa is an amazing Competence Boner patron and at that level, you can record an episode with the host of your choice!
    This is an extra huge treat because we get all of Erin's figure skating passion and expertise!
    Make sure to check out Mel's new podcast https://bonkers-romance.captivate.fm/listen (Bonkers Romance)!
    Subscribe! Rate! Review! Tell all your friends :)
    Get more content on https://www.patreon.com/heavingbosomspodcast (PATREON!!)
    Sign up for our https://www.heavingbosoms.com/ (Newsletter)!
    MERCH! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/heaving-bosoms-podcast?ref_id=13852 (Teepublic), https://chicalookate.myshopify.com/collections/heaving-bosom (Chicaloo Kate), https://www.redbubble.com/people/heavingbosoms/shop?asc=u (Redbubble)
    Make your life better and https://justasknat.com/ (hire Natalie) to assist you!!!
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heavingbosoms/ (@heavingbosoms)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Heaving_Bosoms (@heaving_bosom)s
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Preorder Naima Simone X Friends Book Boyfriend Box!!
    This box has EVERYTHING you could ever want in a book boyfriend from Tessa Bailey, Avery Flynn, Farrah Rochon, Jayci Lee, Kennedy Ryan, Adriana Herrera, and Naima Simone.
    You can look forward to paperbacks, signed book plates, limited edition book boyfriend mugs, the book boyfriend pajamas/loungewear, bookmarks and more!
    Tiers include:
    - Cinnamon Roll - $114.99
    - The Alpha - - $169.99
    Enter the promo code BONKERS10 at checkout to receive $10 off!!!
    ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL OCT 10, 2022!
    If you have any questions, email orders@honeymagnolia.co.
    https://heaving-bosoms.captivate.fm/nsbookboyfriends (Naima's Book Boyfriends)

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Ep. 251 - Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

    Ep. 251 - Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

    Hey y'all! Nat and Sara are here to recap Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score! It's book one in the Knockmeout series with runaway bride Naomi and bearded, bad-boy barber Knox. WHEW!
    Bonus content: what would Stefan say about this book, small town books as fantasy, Nat keeps forgetting the sex, Yolanda has the worst timing, DING!
    Lady Loves
    Sara - Buy this kaftan/robe from https://www.etsy.com/shop/JustCottons (Etsy)!
    Nat - Everything Bagel Alouette spread (buy it from Aldi of course)
    Follow https://sarawhitney.com/ (Sara) everywhere (she's a fantastic, entertaining follow) and READ HER BOOKS! They're AMAZING.
    Make sure to check out Mel's https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bonkersromance/peculiar-tastes-a-contemporary-fantasy-romance-series?ref=discovery (Kickstarter) before it ends on Aug 11th, 2022!
    Make sure to check out Mel's new podcast https://bonkers-romance.captivate.fm/listen (Bonkers Romance)!
    Subscribe! Rate! Review! Tell all your friends :)
    Get more content on https://www.patreon.com/heavingbosomspodcast (PATREON!!)
    Sign up for our https://www.heavingbosoms.com/ (Newsletter)!
    MERCH! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/heaving-bosoms-podcast?ref_id=13852 (Teepublic), https://chicalookate.myshopify.com/collections/heaving-bosom (Chicaloo Kate), https://www.redbubble.com/people/heavingbosoms/shop?asc=u (Redbubble)
    Make your life better and https://justasknat.com/ (hire Natalie) to assist you!!!
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heavingbosoms/ (@heavingbosoms)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Heaving_Bosoms (@heaving_bosom)s
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Check out debut, Flames of Rapture by Riley Kade!
    Riley Kade's debut novel FLAMES OF RAPTURE is an urban fantasy adventure you won't be able to put down! Baby succubus! Boy next door! Friends to lovers! Pansexuality! Polyamory! Get iiiiiiiit!!!!!
    https://heaving-bosoms.captivate.fm/rileykade (Flames of Rapture)
    September in the Temple!
    - This month we're back with Katee regaling us with more Fertile in My Ex-Boyfriend’s Dungeon (and we discover an actual hard limit for Katee!), and Hannah Whitten is going to stop by to give us all her best spooky season recs.
    - In Book Club news, everyone in the Joy Bringer and Celebrant tiers can download their ebooks of MY WICKED PRINCE by Molly O’Keefe and the entire audiobook collection of COURT OF THE VAMPIRE QUEEN by Katee Robert!
    - And finally, Joy Bringers and Celebrants can check out all the digital art we’ve created for the Temple! It’s all on one convenient page waiting for you.
    https://heaving-bosoms.captivate.fm/temple (Bonkers Temple of Defiant Joy! )
    Preorder Naima Simone X Friends Book Boyfriend Box!!
    This box has EVERYTHING you could ever want in a book boyfriend from Tessa Bailey, Avery Flynn, Farrah Rochon, Jayci Lee, Kennedy Ryan, Adriana Herrera, and Naima Simone.
    You can look forward to paperbacks, signed book plates, limited edition book boyfriend mugs, the book boyfriend pajamas/loungewear, bookmarks and more!
    Tiers include:
    - Cinnamon Roll - $114.99
    - The Alpha - - $169.99
    Enter the promo code BONKERS10 at checkout to receive $10 off!!!
    ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL OCT 10, 2022!
    If you have any questions, email orders@honeymagnolia.co.
    https://heaving-bosoms.captivate.fm/nsbookboyfriends (Naima's Book Boyfriends)

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

rae the nerd ,

Five star podcast

A fun podcast about romance books.

Chelle The Belle ,

Heaving with Laughter

The hosts of Heaving Bosoms breathe new life and fresh takes into romance books. Whether they’re discussing something I already read or a new to me novel, they cover the story well while inserting humorous asides and offering unique advice to characters. I always double-check to make sure I have my headphones in at work, but I never miss a new episode.

azwreck ,

Perfect name!

You know how sometimes best friends get together and make a podcast and it’s really boring and insidery? Not this! This is so much fun to listen to. I love that they mock the bad parts of the books without trashing the rest. Listening to Dead Until Dark right now and it’s hilarious

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