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A hilarious podcast hosted by Kelly Reynolds that asks novice romance readers to think outside the (dick in a) box. 📚❤️💋 Follow us on social media at @boobiespodcast

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A hilarious podcast hosted by Kelly Reynolds that asks novice romance readers to think outside the (dick in a) box. 📚❤️💋 Follow us on social media at @boobiespodcast

    Simmer Down

    Simmer Down

    The Novel:Simmer DownThe Author: Sarah SmithThe Noobies:Rex Barraza (@rexbarraza)The Synopsis:Nikki DiMarco knew life wouldn’t be all sunshine and coconuts when she quit her dream job to help her mom serve up mouthwatering Filipino dishes to hungry beach goers, but she didn’t expect the Maui food truck scene to be so eat-or-be-eaten—or the competition to be so smoking hot.But Tiva’s Filipina Kusina has faced bigger road bumps than the arrival of Callum James. Nikki doesn’t care how delectable the British food truck owner is—he rudely set up shop next to her coveted beach parking spot. He’s stealing her customers and fanning the flames of a public feud that makes her see sparks.The solution? Let the upcoming Maui Food Festival decide their fate. Winner keeps the spot. Loser pounds sand. But the longer their rivalry simmers, the more Nikki starts to see a different side of Callum…a sweet, protective side. Is she brave enough to call a truce? Or will trusting Callum with her heart mean jumping from the frying pan into the fire? *Content Warning* Grief following death of a parentShow Notes:- #The12DaysofBoobsmas is coming - Check out the rewards and sneak peeks on Patreon- Welcoming Rex, Zoom-performing extraordinaire - Finding connection and new opportunities during the pandemic- Audio erotica...- Audiobook listening vs. e-reader reading- Intro to Simmer Down by Sarah Smith (00:08:54)- Rex's less-than-romantic experience with romance - Synopsis for Simmer Down (00:16:34)- The Simmer Down drinking game...- Shoutout to Sarah & Skye, host of Quick & Dirty Romance- The obsession with food trucks, cooking competition shows, and The Great Pottery Throwdown - The BIG difference between taco trucks and food trucks (00:22:54)- Representation matters- A petty note about kittens...- A throwback to cinnamon rolls from our With Just One Kiss episode - Food porn for days- The perfect flaccid penis (00:38:35)- Accidental penis sightings?- 2020 Hallmark Christmas movies (00:50:36)- The eight people that live in Maui (00:53:11)- "The G-spot whisperer" and Kelly's favorite C-word- A couple of steamy sexcerpts - Heart, Humor, & Heat Ratings (01:04:52)- Wrap-up with Rex- Stop censoring sex and normalizing violenceFollow 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
    My Hallowe'en Heartbreak

    My Hallowe'en Heartbreak

    The Novel:My Hallowe'en Heartbreak (Holiday Hat Trick Book #2)The Author: Melanie TingThe Noobies:Sasha & Courtney, Hosts of SpoopHour The Synopsis:It’s officially the worst Hallowe’en ever.First, Sophia Ando gets a demotion at her big law firm. Then she discovers her boyfriend making out with another woman at a Hallowe’en party. The cherry on top of her evening is when her rideshare is driven by Henry MacDonald—her childhood friend and secret crush. Dejected and dressed as a goofy anime character was not the look she wanted when she saw Henry again.Henry MacDonald isn’t thrilled to see Sophia either. He’s just quit the indie rock band he spent the last decade with. He’s turning thirty, has zero career prospects, and worst of all—he’s lost the spark that inspired his music. Being her chauffeur won’t impress the most accomplished person he knows—even if she looks like a rain-soaked Pikachu.As a distraction from her disastrous life, Sophia decides to make Henry her next project: helping him find work, a recreational hockey team, and even a girlfriend. The only problem is that Henry prefers the matchmaker to the matches.Show Notes:- Welcome Courtney & Sasha, the co-hosts of SpoopHour.- "When Cocktober comes a-knocking, you go a-cocking."- What is SpoopHour?- Shoutout to FriGay the 13th Podcast- Halloween in the time of Covid (00:08:19)- "Nothing small about his town, and by town, I mean his penis."- Let's talk crystal dildos (00:13:20)- "Can I f*ck that crystal?"- Listen to SpoopHour talk more crystal dildos in their Valentine's Day episode- "The vagina is a cul de sac. The butt is a super highway."- Introducing My Hallowe'en Heartbreak (00:23:11)- A quick tribute to hockey romance and "stretching on ice"- The Seattle Sockeyes series by Jami Davenport- Halloween or Hallowe'en? (00:27:15)- We've got a skeletal bone to pick with the synopsis of My Hallowe'en Heartbreak (00:30:23)- Romance, fanfiction, and Manga, oh my!- Another rant about turning 30...- Shoutout to Melanie Ting for a "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" reference- The logistics of back seat to front seat... and other random musings (00:44:50)- Initial thoughts and impressions- The rarity of healthy family relationships - Big dick + small dick enthusiasm = Our hero, Henry (00:54:55)- Positive representation of condom use and lube!!!- Oh, Canada!- Praise be for authors and their playlists- Some steamy sexcerpts (01:14:42)- Did Melanie Ting just reference Twilight? - Heart, Humor, & Heat Ratings (01:21:48)- Future romance reads and current comfort re-reads 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 30 min
    Hex, Love, and Rock & Roll

    Hex, Love, and Rock & Roll

    This episode is brought to you by Christmas Kisses with my Cowboy, the latest holiday anthology series from Kensington. The Novel:Hex, Love, and Rock & Roll (Coven Daughters #1)The Author: Kat TurnerThe Noobie:James (IG: @amalgamation81)The Synopsis:With a business skidding toward bankruptcy and bone-dry bank account, Helen Schrader is willing to do the unthinkable. But what will happen when she hires a witch to cast a money spell?When the spell sets in motion her own latent magic and her inexperience causes her to accidentally hex her celebrity crush, rocker Brian Shepherd, all that good fortune she hoped for flies out of the window.Now, Helen and Brian struggle to break the curse and tackle their growing feelings for each other. Problem is, the harder they fall for each other, the deadlier the curse becomes.But as a dark magic cult with an unquenchable thirst for power closes in on them, the couple will have to face more than just their inconvenient desire. With time running out and danger mounting, can they beat the hex before Brian becomes its next victim?Show Notes:- Sponsored promo for Christmas Kisses with my Cowboy (00:00:05 - 00:01:53)- Welcome to James, a former guest's live-in-love and official romance "noobie"- An ode to Halloween and fall festivities - To "candy chute" or not to candy chute?- Introducing Kat Turner and her debut novel (00:10:48)- Some fantasy recs: Brandon Sanderson and The Name of the Wind- James' preconceived notions of romance (00:14:43)- Some thoughts on covers...- A brief summary of Hex, Love, and Rock & Roll (00:20:25)- Initial thoughts about magic and irresponsible witch teachers- Haunted by stories set in Minnesota- A romance novel or the hero's journey? (00:30:10)- A whole lot happening in one little book...- When romance meets "Sesame Street"- Some healthy discussions about sex and consent- Ginormous boobs, pierced penises, and Hollywood evil, oh my!- The best of horror movie tropes and themes (00:44:08)- "The witch on 32nd Street."- An appreciation for fallible characters- A couple of "c**t forward" steamy sexcerpts (00:51:47)- Yoga sex? Milking? Prostate massages!?!- Heart, Humor, & Heat Ratings (01:03:26)- Wrapping things up with James- Crystal dildos are... cumming soonFollow 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 14 min
    Caroline's Heart

    Caroline's Heart

    The Novel:Caroline's Heart The Author: Austin ChantThe Not-so-Noobie:Andrea, Host of Shelf Love PodcastThe Synopsis:Cecily lost her soulmate years ago, leaving her with nothing but the clockwork heart that once beat in Caroline's chest. They say it's impossible to bring back the dead, yet Cecily's resurrection spell is nearly complete and grows more powerful by the day.But when a cowboy she barely knows is fatally injured, the only way to save him is by sacrificing an essential piece of the resurrection spell—and all possibility of seeing her lover again.Show Notes:- Welcome to #Cocktober- Be sure to check out Andrea on The 12 Days of Boobsmas (2019) and Kelly on Shelf Love- Andrea hates the holidays... but loves the smells- Halloween parenting woes & vague Twitter polls - Problematic Faves: Because of or in spite of...- "She yields, he wields" (00:13:10)- VOTE VOTE VOTE- Quarantine romance stories: Yay or Nay? (00:18:54)- Be sure to check out Andrea's Witchy Goodreads Shelf- Introducing Caroline's Heart by Austin Chant (00:22:40)- Book length "yardsticks": A Duke by Default and Artful Lies- The magic of it all- A blend of contemporary realities with revisionist history (00:35:48)- Trans representation and remembering Corey Alexander - From Black Mirror to The Babadook - Dealing with grief- A solitary sexcerpt (00:51:28)- Heat, Heart, & Humor Ratings (01:25:28)-- Wrapping up with AndreaFollow 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 1 min
    Getting Schooled (September Book Club)

    Getting Schooled (September Book Club)

    The Novel:Getting SchooledThe Author:Emma ChaseThe Not-so-Noobie:Laura, What to Read Next PodcastThe Synopsis:Head of the class...Garrett Daniels has this whole life thing figured out.The cocky, charismatic former high school star quarterback is an idolized football coach and "cool" teacher in the hometown where he's not just a golden boy—he's platinum. He has good friends, a great house on the lake, and the best damn sidekick a man could ask for: Snoopy, the albino beagle.Then...Callie Carpenter comes home.And knocks him right on his tight end zone.Back to school...Callie has a pretty sweet life herself...on the other side of the country. But circumstances—that she'd prefer to never speak of again—have brought her back home, helping out her parents and substitute teaching at her old high school.Now she's facing bickering, raging hormones, constant gossip, awkward weirdness, and drama galore...and that's just the teachers.Just like old times...When Garrett offers to show his former high school sweetheart the secrets of his winning teacher ways, Callie jumps at the chance—and then has to stop herself from jumping him.Good friends are all they can ever be.Or...these teachers just might end up getting schooled—hard—by love.*Trigger warning: loss of a pet*Show Notes:- Welcome to the September Book Club with Laura- Book overload in September!- A mini look at The 12 Days of Boobsmas...- The best of fall foliage and spooky activities- How to get away when you're not able to get away- Fall Book Recommendations from Laura (00:09:31)- Special Thanks to Valentine PR & Literary Management - Introducing this month's read... (00:15:03) - From DNF to Book Club pick - Changing reading habits during a pandemic- A brief synopsis for Getting Schooled (00:24:05)- Laura's complete distaste for second chance romance- Question: How do you feel about second chance romance? (00:32:39)- Initial impressions & what we loved most- Two thumbs up for parents who get it on in books!!- The hero is basically Kelly's dad... ew. (00:47:03)- Question: Who's your favorite fictional teacher? (00:49:39)- "Mr. Hall, I was riding the crimson wave."- Question: Who would you pick to play Garrett and Callie? (00:55:01)*Promo for The Dinner Sisters (01:00:21)- Let the Spoiler Talk begin... (01:01:16)- This book is all about #familygoals - One steamy sexcerpt... blame Laura (01:19:34)- Heart, Humor, & Heat Ratings (01:27:24)- It's not a Nikki Sloane book, but... - October Book Club announcement and Giveaway WinnerGiveaway Winner:Sarah BolineOctober Book Club:Shadows (Bayou Magic #1) by Kristen Proby Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook 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 34 min
    40-Love

    40-Love

    This episode is sponsored by The Siren and the Deep Blue Sea, the latest book in the Embraced by Magic series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Kerrelyn Sparks. The Novel:40-Love (There's Something About Marysburg #1)The Author: Olivia DadeThe Noobie:Alysa, Host of Fataliteas and Best Forevers PodcastThe Synopsis:This match is no game.When a rogue wave strips Tess Dunn of her bikini top, desperate, half-naked times call for desperate, please-cover-me-kids-are-coming-closer measures. Enter Lucas Karlsson, AKA that flirty Swede in the water nearby. When he prevents her bare buoys from being exposed to fellow vacationers, even an ocean can’t drown the sparks that fly.Lucas, a former top-level tennis pro now giving lessons at the resort, fled there after the abrupt, painful end to his injury-plagued career. But he’s finally ready to move on with his life—and after a few late-night, hands-on sessions with Tess, he’s eager to prove he’s the ace she wants.But this match comes with challenges: She’s forty, and at twenty-six, he’s barely old enough to rent a car. Worse, they only have two weeks together before Tess returns to her assistant-principal life in Virginia. During that brief time, they’ll have to play hard, take a few risks, and find out whether their chemistry is a one-shot wonder…or whether they’re meant to be doubles partners for life.Show Notes:- Sponsored promo for The Siren and the Deep Blue Sea- Introducing Alysa, podcaster and professor extraordinaire - Coming Soon: Unrequited, a podcast focused on unrequited love- Alysa's professional experience with "interpersonal communications" and the "dark side"- Shoutout to parents, students, and educators (00:08:24)- Want to start a podcast? Reach out to some college students- "I came out of the womb searching for friends."- Be sure to check out Alysa's podcasts, Fataliteas and Best Forevers- Cultivating our perception of love based on the media we consume (00:21:13)- Elle Kennedy's Off Campus series (or anything by Elle Kennedy) - Patreon Shoutouts (00:32:23)- Cocktober and Boobsmas are coming...- Synopsis today's reading, 40-Love (00:34:30)- Romance very different from Joan Wilder's books ("Romancing the Stone")- Body-Positive, sex-positive, and more forward-thinking than expectations- FINALLY, a book about a plus-size woman without it being about a woman being plus-size (00:44:25)- Risky communication - Highlighting male characters with emotions- Make it more... Swedish? (00:59:51)- Talk about a hilarious book!- Sexcerpts, Consent, & Period Sex (01:04:49)- Beings themselves, but also being themselves TOGETHER- A few more Sexcerpts & Shower Sex (01:16:01)- More romance in the movies, please! Netflix, hire us...- How do we even begin to cast this film?- Heat, Heart, & Humor Ratings (01:25:28)- Wrap-up with AlysaFollow 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 38 min

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