140 episodes

Make Out Already recaps contemporary romance novels, rom coms and anything with an HEA, and we take romance VERY seriously. We’ll tell you what we LOVE, air our grievances, tell you our fan casts and much more.

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Make Out Already recaps contemporary romance novels, rom coms and anything with an HEA, and we take romance VERY seriously. We’ll tell you what we LOVE, air our grievances, tell you our fan casts and much more.

    An Incomprehensible Number of Books and To-Do Lists

    An Incomprehensible Number of Books and To-Do Lists

    Hi Smooches! We’ve been truant, and we’re sorry, OK?! Life is just like really really hard. But we have so many books to talk about, including my new MMF short story, And They Were Roommates, and all the very informative and depressing books Meg is reading in her therapy studies. Meg kept getting kicked out of the Zoom meeting, and I kept in every time it happened because it was pretty funny. But that only goes on for the first maybe 10 minutes of the episode so don’t worry about it from an audio perspective, it’s not the whole episode. We’ve got lots and lots of news, including our plans for the summer, so let’s get into it!

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    Highly recommend: Jokes on You Podcast (they’re also on all the audio platforms): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIUwImlNmFE-LPkde4LEaAw

    Books Liz mentioned
    And They Were Roommates by Elle Diaz
    So Hectic by Eve Dangerfield
    All Systems Red by Martha Wells
    The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
    Butcher and Blackbird by Brynne Weaver
    A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson
    Leather and Lark by Brynne Weaver
    Motel Spooky Nine by Julie-Anne Munoz
    Light from the Dark by R Sullins
    Space for More by Emily Antoinette
    Junker Seven by Olive J. Kelley
    What Kind of Fool by J.L. Minyard
    Author E.A. Fortneaux
    Author Liz Hambleton



    Books Meg mentioned
    What My Bones Know by Stephanie Foo
    Freedom Is a Constant Struggle by Angela Y. Davis
    Sweet Berries by C.M. Nascosta
    Morning Glory Milking Farm by C.M. Nascosta
    Don’t Want You Like A Best Friend by Emma R. Alban
    We’ve Been Too Patient: Voices from Radical Mental Health
    That Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Demon by Kimberly Lemming

    • 58 min
    We Heard You All Like Poetry: “Just Another Epic Love Poem” by Parisa Akhbari

    We Heard You All Like Poetry: “Just Another Epic Love Poem” by Parisa Akhbari

    Hi Smooches! On this episode, we recap a gorgeous YA sapphic romance told partially through poetry, Just Another Epic Love Poem by Parisa Akhbari. It’s about two friends who have passed notebooks back and forth for their entire friendship, writing poems to each other, and how everything changes when they acknowledge their deeper feelings. Spoilers ahead.

    Find us on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/makeoutalreadypod/?hl=en

    Preorder Liz’s next book, IN ON THE ACTION: https://a.co/d/87RjuZC

    MMF short story coming in May: https://a.co/d/aUHQx3C

    Copy editing and tarot brainstorming services: Editorial Services – Elle Diaz Romance

    Stuff we mentioned

    The audiobook for Just Another Epic Love Poem does have two narrators.

    Don’t Want You Like a Best Friend by Emma R. Alban

    The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer

    The Brightness Between Us by Eliot Schrefer

    Hold Still by Nina Lacour

    I Was a Teenage Exocolonist video game

    Rooney

    Phantom Planet

    The Idea of You movie

    A very funny video about Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion https://youtu.be/M3HSoQ8TYt0?si=fFq-pWXsssRws_jx

    • 51 min
    For the Love of Monsters with Researcher Ella Gallego

    For the Love of Monsters with Researcher Ella Gallego

    What makes monsters so erotic? On today’s episode, we talk to writer and researcher Ella Gallego about her Monstrous Desire study. We talk about the increasingly vocalized attraction many of us feel for monsters, our first monster crushes, and how Stephenie Meyer just loves a cuckolding fantasy.

    Find us on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/makeoutalreadypod/?hl=en

    Preorder Liz’s next book, IN ON THE ACTION: https://a.co/d/87RjuZC

    Schedule copy editing and tarot brainstorming services with Liz here: http://ellediazromance.com

    Monstrous Desire Study podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-monstrous-desire-study-podcast/id1707753667

    Study website, where you can sign up for the newsletter and watch for the next round of the study: https://monstrousdesirestudy.com

    Where to find Ella on other platforms: https://monstrousdesirestudy.com/contact/

    Monster Culture: Seven Theses can be found here: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5749/j.ctttsq4d

    ContraPoints video on Twilight: https://youtu.be/bqloPw5wp48?si=mYvHvjuw-iPzJE1p

    • 59 min
    Serving C*nt with Courtney Clark Michaels and Eve Dangerfield

    Serving C*nt with Courtney Clark Michaels and Eve Dangerfield

    Smooches, get your headphones and your wallets. This episode is about to load up your TBR with heroines who are not to be messed with. We’re talking about heroines who serve the most see-you-next-Tuesday with Courtney Clark Michaels and Eve Dangerfield.

    Liz is offering copy editing services and tarot brainstorming sessions for romance authors! Go to ellediazromance.com to learn more.

    Find us on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/makeoutalreadypod/?hl=en

    Preorder Liz’s next book, IN ON THE ACTION: https://a.co/d/87RjuZC

    Find Courtney everywhere here: https://linktr.ee/courtneyclarkmichaels

    Find Eve everywhere here: https://www.evedangerfield.com/links

    One of many tweets about Eugene from the Try Guys: https://x.com/asiagobagei/status/1577131494530686978?s=46&t=JeSFURSpvI995pnXQScrDA

    Captivated by Tessa Bailey and Eve Dangerfield

    The Viscount Made Me Do It by Diana Quincy

    Perv by Dakota Gray

    Hot Under His Collar by Andie J. Christopher

    Priest by Sierra Simone

    The Siren by Tiffany Reisz

    After Hours by Cara McKenna

    Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale

    Broderick by Katee Robert

    Mistakes Were Made by Meryl Wilsner

    Honey & Spice by Bolu Babalola

    A Gentleman in the Street by Alisha Rai

    The Fake Boyfriend Fiasco by Talia Hibbert

    Open Hearts by Eve Dangerfield

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Mothman 2: Bigger, Sexier, Mothier! “I’m Engaged to Mothman” by Paige Lavoie

    Mothman 2: Bigger, Sexier, Mothier! “I’m Engaged to Mothman” by Paige Lavoie

    Hi Smooches! On this episode, we're recapping I'm Engaged to Mothman, the second book in Paige Lavoie's Mothman in Love series. We previously recapped the first book with our friend and Mothman groupie Molly, so go listen to that episode if you haven't already.

    Some future episode announcements. Sometime in April, we're going to recap Just Another Epic Love Poem by Parisa Akhhari. That book is out today when this episode drops, so you can go get it right now! And over on Fable, we're going to read Never Cross a Highlander by Lisa Rayne, so you can read along with us ahead of that recap.

    And self promo to any authors listening that I, Liz, am offering copy editing and tarot-based brainstorming services. You can find out more at ellediazromance.com. Now, on
    to Mothman shenanigans. Spoilers ahead.

    Find us on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/makeoutalreadypod/?hl=en

    Preorder Liz’s next book, IN ON THE ACTION: https://a.co/d/87RjuZC

    • 49 min
    "Say the Thing" and Read that Romance with Kami Orange!

    "Say the Thing" and Read that Romance with Kami Orange!

    Hi Smooches! On this episode, we’re chatting with boundary coach Kami Orange, author of the new book Say the Thing: Boundary-Setting Scripts and Phrases to Communicate Directly and Speak Up with Kindness. Meg and I have both separately followed Kami’s work and when we reached out to her for an interview were delighted to find out she’s a romance reader! So we talked a lot about how reading romance is fantastic for exploring boundary setting. We hope you have fun listening to this conversation, because we had a lot of fun having it.

    Find Kami on TikTok at: https://www.tiktok.com/@kami_orange?_t=8kDrEfGaVf0&_r=1

    Find links to Kami’s book and boundary flashcards here: https://kamiorangeinfo.com

    Find us on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/makeoutalreadypod/?hl=en

    Preorder Liz’s next book, IN ON THE ACTION: https://a.co/d/87RjuZC

    Books we mentioned:

    Say the Thing by Kami Orange

    A Lady of Rooksgrave Manor by Kathryn Moon

    Come Together by Emily Nagoski

    Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski

    Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski

    I Married a Lizardman by Regine Abel

    Her Alien Priest by Michele Mills

    Stalked by the Kraken by Lillian Lark

    The Book Leo video on Tentacle Entanglement by Siggy Shade https://youtu.be/W03iZEfFkE4?si=dyg9Xqg0yqempNUl

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

KittyOneZero ,

Heaving Bosoms Vibes

If you miss Melody and Erin being together on Heaving Bosoms, this podcast is the closest thing I got to that vibe. They mostly review contemporary novels and movies, so if that's your jam check this podcast out. Also they sometimes give baking, cooking, and cocktail ideas and that is a lot of fun.

helldiver23 ,

Book lover and lover book fun!

I recently discovered this podcast, and even though I'm not versed in the smoochy genre, I laughed out loud so much! Liz and Meg are the sort of smart inclusive hilarious kickass ladies that make you want to be in a book club but only if they're in it. Much enjoyed!

Faye_09 ,

Smart, Funny, Engaging Podcast for Romance Readers

A MUST LISTEN for all Romance readers and anyone who enjoys contemporary topics and witty banter. Meg and Liz are hilarious and truly make you feel like you’re on the couch with them. I grew up sneaking my aunt’s Romance novels off the shelves and devouring the steamy scenes once everyone had gone to bed. Make Out Already makes me feel like I’ve finally found people who get it and who also have great recommendations for every genre.

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