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Best friends and romance aficionados, Erin and Melody, giggle about a new romance novel every week. We take ourselves VERY seriously.

Best friends and romance aficionados, Erin and Melody, giggle about a new romance novel every week. We take ourselves VERY seriously.
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Best friends and romance aficionados, Erin and Melody, giggle about a new romance novel every week. We take ourselves VERY seriously.




Ep. 103 TRAILER - The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

Hey HBs! On Monday, September 23rd we're re-releasing our early episode on The Duke and I by Julia Quinn because we are so excited for the Bridgerton Series coming to Netflix in 2020! Let's get excited!


Ep. 102 - The American President with Erin and Cole

Hey HBs! It's ERIN AND COLE! Erin joined Cole on Cigarette Burns Podcast to talk about one of their all-time favorites, “The American President”. This film has it all – prime Rob Reiner, young Aaron Sorkin, the second coming of sexy Michael Douglas, perfect Annette Bening, and hair….serious hair. The more they talked about it, the better this film got. Great score, wonderful performances, wit and humor, romance, and a Christmas-carol singing Richard Dreyfuss. Don’t miss Erin’s obsession...


Ep. 102 TRAILER - The American President with Erin and Cole

Hey HBs! We're here with your favorite! Yes, the jig is up. We know Cole is your favorite. You can stop pretending it's either Erin or Melody. WE KNOW OK?! Come listen to Erin and Cole recap the movie The American President on Monday, September 16. It originally aired on Cole's show The Cigarette Burns podcast and now we're getting it to your earholes!


Ep. 101 - The Lady's Guide To Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

Hey HB's! It's time for the Great Big Romance Read! We're reading The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite! Do you love a lady scientist? What about a lady fiber artist? What about two ladies who SUPER BELIEVE IN EACH OTHER AND WILL FIGHT THE MAN TOGETHER. This novel is all that plus hot, hot smooching and gorgeous prose! Bonus Content: Rooster's adventure, is GOAT a criminal mastermind?, we're a history podcast now, and by history we obviously mean geography, "nepotizing!"...


Ep. 101 TRAILER - The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

Hey HBs! Come join us on Monday 9/9 for The Ripped Bodice's 2019 Great Big Romance Read with The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite! Hear all about a lady astronomer who wants to come out of the shadows of her father's work and the Countess who thinks she should be recognized for her abilities just like any man. Along the way they recognize the other's myriad passions and support each other's dreams as much as they appreciate their carnal connection. It's a feminist text...


Ep. 100 - Set It Up with Talia Hibbert

Hey everyone! SPECIAL GUEST EPISODE! Talia Hibbert joined Melody to talk all about the Netflix movie Set It Up, as well as her two new releases Work For It (9/3) and Get a Life, Chloe Brown (11/5). Both are available for pr-order! Come listen to us chat about this *almost* woke movie while Melody peppers in questions about Talia's writing and generally dies over her awesomeness. Bonus Content: What are s'mores, KISS CAMS QUESTION MARK, #justiceforgolfguy, *Bing Boong Bong* Unexpected...


Ep. 100 TRAILER - Set It Up with Talia Hibbert

Hey Everyone! On Monday, we've got TALIA HIBBERT ON THE POD! That's right. Come here Melody gush directly into Talia's ears in what is hopefully not a desperately awkward manner. Also, they review the Netflix film Set It Up with Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs, Bland Girl, and Lacrosse Douche!


Ep. 99 - One Wore Blue by Heather Graham (PART 2)

Hey HBs! We're back for One Wore Blue Part 2. I know, we don't want to be here either. HOWEVER! Come hear Mel and Erin cope through humor and ranting! Content Warnings: enragingly whitewashed depictions of slavery and hate speech. Patreon Shout Out! Katie K., you are The Witch of the Wild, made modern. You use your powerful magic for good, whether it’s through humor, the way you wield a makeup brush, or bringing a cosplay to life. I also have a feeling that, when behind the bar, your...


Ep. 98 - One Wore Blue by Heather Graham (PART 1)

Hey HBs! Come join us in this love letter to Confederate Generals where two privileged slave owners angst at each other over states rights (but not slavery because they're both pretty okay with that; STATES RIGHTS!) until they bang it out, or while they bang it out, or after they bang it out. Also it's our first AmericaTimes book! CONTENT WARNINGS: inaccurate and whitewashed depiction of slavery and hate speech Bonus Content: Mel copes with this deplorable version of Antebellum white...


Ep. 98 TRAILER - One Wore Blue by Heather Graham (PART 1)

Hey y'all! This Monday we've got our first America Times book! The Civil War novel, One Wore Blue by Heather Graham. Did Melody spend a ton of time compiling hilarious southern phrases? Are there egregious southern accents? Are we a little conflicted about rooting for two slave owners getting their HEA? I mean YEAH. See you Monday!


Ep. 97 - Chat with Christina Lauren!

Hey HBs! Erin got to talk to CHRISTINA LAUREN! Both Lauren AND Christina! In addition to spending a little time talking about What's My Number (they hate slut-shaming *swoon!*), they talk all about their friendship, writing, breaking into the movie biz, and a ton more. Most importantly, you get to hear how right they are about The One True Chris! #christinalaurensecretthing Make sure to pre-order their next book Twice in a Blue Moon, which is out October 22, 2019! Patrons will get bonus...


Ep. 97 TRAILER - Chat with Christina Lauren

HOLY OMG YOU GUYS. Erin got to talk to Christina Lauren and you get to listen to it!!!! This Monday, it's ON ^TM.


Ep. 96 - Perv by Dakota Gray (PART 2)

Hey HBs! Are you wondering how the story ends for Nate and Robyn? You're in luck because we're here to recap part two of Perv by Dakota Gray! Plus, why is smells, what is time (a flat circle?), how does money, where friendship? But more than anything, TIT SLAPPING! Bonus Content: Matthew McConaugHEYYYYYY vs. The McConaissance, doggy paddle boarding, Big Al's, doe-shaped eyes, and so much more! Make sure to check out our Patreon bonus content at...


Ep. 95 - Perv by Dakota Gray (PART 1)

Hey HBs! We’re here with Perv by Dakota Gray. It has so many things we usually love. Interracial couple! Graphic sex scenes! Kink! Frank sexual health talks! And yet…. It wasn’t for us because Alphaholes aren’t Melody’s thing and Erin … well, Erin explains. It's specific. Bonus Content: Mel’s brother is now a patron (gah!), Erin is honest to a stranger about what she’s reading, Melody has MANY OPINIONS about alcoholic beverages, the Bachelorette contestant Lil’ Pete, the Wine Aficionado of...


Ep. 94 - Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (PART 2)

Hey HBs! Come join us for the end of Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris! In addition to Sookie and Vampire Bill's HEA (or HFN? WHO KNOWS!), Erin and I tell you all about "The Melody" from Erin's wedding, we hate book Jason but Melody LOOOOOVES TV Jason, we get real with Tweety Bird, and question how we've done orgasms our whole lives? PATREON SHOUT OUT: Jenny P., you are an acolyte of The Norns, or the Fates of Norse mythology. From Skuld, or she who is becoming, you get your widely...


Ep. 93 - Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (PART 1)

Hey HBs! We're here with part 1 of Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris, the first book in the Southern Vampire series or, as we like to call it, the Sookie Stackhouse series! This was a foundational book in Erin's romance-loving career and she will defend Sookie and Bill's perfection until true death. Meanwhile, Melody is more of a show girl, soooo... Bonus Content: Erin's post-army haircut!, Mel was a little bored with Sookie (partially because she's not in a great mental/emotional...


Ep. 92 - Always Be My Maybe

Hey HBs! Due to a gross but minor health issue, Erin was unable to read about sexy vampires last week. So, we put Sookie on hold and discussed everyone’s favorite new Netflix romcom, Always Be My Maybe! Next week we will return to our normal reading list! Bonus Content: A little on Erin's wedding, loooooots of Keanu love (his thumbs!), and so much more! Patreon Shout Out: Crystal T, you are a Splintercat, a ferocious feline legend of the Pacific Northwest that has incredible speed, can...


Ep. 92 TRAILER - Always Be My Maybe

Hey HBs! We're coming at you with Netflix movie Always Be My Maybe! Extenuating circumstances made recapping a movie necessary, so come with us on a magical journey with Ali Wong, Randall Park, and (wait for it) KEANU REEVES (the one true chris?). Let's do it!


Ep. 91 - Cinnamon Blade: Knife in Shining Armor by Shira Glassman, with JenReadsRomance

Hey y'all! We're here with JenReadsRomance from twitter and Fated Mates Podcast glory to chat about Cinnamon Blade: Knife in Shining Armor by Shira Glassman! It's an f/f novella starring a superhero and a nerdy assistant. There's aliens, there are consent boners, there's public sex, there are puns... in the words of Cin, "heart eyes!" We loved it. Plus, lots of Melody and Jen not being able to remember names of movies and important comic book characters, so the usual! Self Love...


Ep. 90 - Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren (PART 2)

Hey HB's! We're coming at you with Part 2 of Josh and Hazel's Guide to not dating! In which we swoon and try not to read you the entire thing because we love it so muuuuuch. Patreon Shout Out! Liz Z, you are a Snallygaster, a dragon-like beast that specifically inhabits Frederick County, Maryland. The Snallygaster is half-reptile, half-bird, so basically a badass dinosaur. You swoop silently from the sky to catch your victims and then you suck their blood vampire-style. Your screech is...