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Episode 43 - Secrets and Lies by Selena Montgomery, AKA Stacey Abrams

He's a cat burglar, she's an ethnobotanist, they both get their cardio in and it's Medicine Man  has a weirdly paced baby with Romancing the Stone !  On this special Thanksgiving episode we give genuine thanks to Stacey Abrams for her tireless work flipping the state of Georgia oh my fucking god you guys!  And if you'd like to thank a black woman for doing a hard grimy job nobody else wanted to do, don't give her more work to do - give her money!  Go buy her books! No major trigger warnings for this episode except that it's romantic suspense, so there's some torture-murder in it.  And a lot of instant oatmeal. In related news, did you guys hear about Romancing the Runoff ?  Romance authors (and little ol' podcasts like us!) are donating items to be auctioned off for voting organizations in Georgia, and they're raising an ass-ton of money.  A metric ass-ton.  You should donate or bid!  We have some posters in there that our dear Intern Wallace made an

Episode 26 - Gabriel's Angel




Merry Christmas!  For the holiday we read Nora Roberts' Gabriel's Angel.  Despite this being listed as a Christmas book in Novelist!  Despite this having holly and a fucking snow globe on the cover of the reissue!  THIS IS NOT A GODDAMNED CHRISTMAS BOOK.  I have feelings about this.  BIG FEELINGS.

I DO like that it's also a "oh my goodness I suppose we're snowed in!" book.


2616836He's a rich-ass painter.  She's a pregnant lady fleeing a Peril.  There's no nonconsensual sex in this book, but it does discuss abuse in her past and it's got one of those "somebody is trying to steal my baby" plots, which I know is not for some people. 

This is our first Nora Roberts book but we both felt it probably wasn't a great representation of her work (OR A GREAT CHRISTMAS BOOK FOR THAT MATTER.)  We'll definitely do another one that's not a series paperback and compare.

Our promo on this episode is for Deep Into History, a podcast by Courtney's podcast boyfriend Arjun.

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