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So... what are you wearing? Nothing but headphones, you say? Well that's perfect attire for you to join us, Calina and Saylet, in our new podcast 'Shhh We're Reading Dirty Books'. We welcome adults to listen and join us in our discussions about hot and steamy paranormal romance novels, while also breaking down walls that keep women and our friends from speaking openly about our sexuality and ultimate fantasies. We invite you join us as we enter multiple supernatural worlds and to share your ...
 
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***FIRST! So many apologies for the sound quality of this recording. Something went crazy weird with Calina's mic and she sounds like a mermaid underwater. Please bear with us during this episode and we promise the ones after this are back to normal. Thanks for coming back!*** Milagro de Los Santos is trying to get her life together and prove she i…
 
Taryn doesn’t know who she is or where she is, but it's freezing and she is surrounded by threatening wolves looking at her like dinner. When a giant man swoops in, protects her, and carries her off to his cabin is he in more danger or less? It’s hard to say. As she starts to find out more about this frozen, magical prison where she is trapped and …
 
In this episode we are joined by Bernadette Marie to discuss her newest book, The Happily Ever After Book Store. This is a sweet romance that follows three different couples as they find their way to happily ever after. While Bernadette doesn’t claim this book is paranormal, we recognize a magical bookstore when we see one! Join us for how these th…
 
This story takes us back to Savannah and introduces us to our heroine, forty-one-year-old, Brina, and her adventure in bounty hunting. Getting your life back together after a divorce can be hard but Brina proves she can do it. Though she stumbles and needs Advil to help, she overcomes different trials, during a bounty hunter job interview, and prov…
 
Did you know that fairies like to ride motorcycles, wear leather, and assassinate bad people? Neither did we! Come along with us as we meet Simone and Heath, and fall into a world where anyone can be cursed when they are at the right moment at the wrong time. When Heath, Prince of the Sídhe, first meets Simone at the motel she has been bound to by …
 
Jule returns to New Mexico and finds herself surrounded by old friends again. Not only does she rediscover some wonderful friendships but she also goes on a journey to discover herself. A wondrous world of witches, demons, and gods is discovered as Jule finds that she, too, is different. Together with the help of her friends and love interest, Will…
 
Friends! For those of you who weren't able to join us for our live show at the Denver FanExpo 2022, do not worry we have it for you here. Join us as we have a deep seated, yet fun and exciting, conversation about what we do, why we do it, and how important it is represent the romance genre in the literary world. We are joined by local author, Berna…
 
Okay, friends. We found him. We finally found the wolf we have been looking for. While Mateo still has his inner tough-guy wolf, Alpha, whom he talks to, he has been having trouble shifting for some time now. He needs help! And who better to ask for help from then some witches with magic. Though the rule of her coven is to stay away from wolves, Ev…
 
Come celebrate LGBTQIA+ awareness month with us! We are so excited to read another Patricia book and she has given us two incredibly sweet, strong, smart, gentle, and sexy men. This is book 5 of the Cursed Coven series from the Midnight Coven, which takes us back to New Orleans. Here we meet Maddox, an angel, and Killian, a witch - two men who cros…
 
Remember when humans used to rule the world and things became chaotic? Well, it turns out that even if Lycans and vampires take over, things are still very much hectic. In this book we meet Juliet, a human bred to give blood to vampires, but also has a place to make a change in this world. Darius is a vampire on a mission to balance the world again…
 
To continue celebrating AAPI awareness month, we are diving into The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. Holy moly, friends! This is the type of story we want when taking a break from our paranormal romances. Here we meet Stella, a super-intelligent and analytical woman searching for lessons in relationships, and Michael, an escort and closet-clothing de…
 
Ahn and Altan are two young people who are trying to find their way in life. Both have childhood traumas that are constantly resurfacing as they travel down a path to self-recovery, friendship, loyalty, and honor. Join us in this adventure with Ahn, Altan, and their wonderful friends in this magical journey, inspired by beautiful Chinese mythologie…
 
Did you know that the Garden of Eden is situated in hell? Have you ever wondered what it takes to enter into its depths? Well wonder no more! In this book we meet headstrong Maeve, a demon huntress who is forever haunted by the fates of those she loves most. And loverboy Ezra, who takes it upon himself to help Maeve in her endeavor to enter hell, b…
 
Book two of the Casters and Claws series by Milly Taiden is here! In this book we meet Cerise Bishop, who is the twin sister of Raven from book one, and Axel, Alpha wolf of his pack. This story starts the same as the first but from the viewpoint of Cerise and Axel and, thus, another rescue mission ensues. Join us as Axel rescues Cerise from modern …
 
We would like to be the first to apologize for never, ever doing a pirate book in the four years we have been doing this podcast because pirates fuck. In book one of the Sentinels of Savannah series, Magnolia Mystic, sassy psychic Skye meets Colton, a grown man dressed as a pirate (spoiler, he’s a real pirate who’s a couple hundred years old), when…
 
We are so excited to have shared this episode with Ariel Dawn, herself! Join us as we delve into this unique love story between vampire huntress, Ava, and her maker/love-interest, Cassius. Ariel shares with us this incredible universe she has created, as well as the intricacies of this entire series that will keep you biting your nails! Our convers…
 
Here we are friends, once again in another adventure with the MacKilligan sisters. But, not really. Book four of the Honey Badger Chronicles is about Mads, one of Max’s basketball teammates, and a Siberian tiger shifter, Finn. What starts off as a very tense and chaotic beginning, continues to stay tense and chaotic throughout the book, but don’t w…
 
Zach looks like Keanu Reeves. Need I say more? Join us as we review another fun ‘fake girlfriend’ trope that doesn’t take the same turns that you are used to reading. Sure, Zach needs a girlfriend to get his family off his back. So, what’s better than asking the girl you go out with every Friday night anyway to be the fake girlfriend at your family…
 
Here is a world where demons can become angels. In book two of the Winged Warriors series by N. D. Jones, we meet Zora and Alastar, two people who find each other when least expected. Alastar longs for the sweet innocence of Zora and she is pulled in by his strength and love. But tragedy strikes, not once, but twice and turns their world inside out…
 
Attention! We are entering another Esther Rabbit world. Friends, we hope you read along because if you did, you got a fabulously hot make-out scene and squishy sex. OMG! Here we meet Damon, who, along with his sister and cousin, suddenly gains a superpower that springs upon them when they are most mentally vulnerable. They must go on an otherworldl…
 
The moment we have been waiting for! And hopefully you have too. Join us as we celebrate our 100th episode with self reflections and recaps of some of our favorites over the past four years, all while enjoying a very short snow day. We cannot thank you all enough for your support and listening to our non-stop shenanigans. Let’s just do this shit! *…
 
Ragnarr, baby, I haven’t mentioned one little thing, a ring… I mean, I want to mention it but I feel like maybe, I don’t need to mention it? Lets go off on a cute little Christmas getaway from the meadery and have some sexy times with a little bit of gift exchange. Okay? Okay! Friends, we invite you to join us in ALL the places that Ragnarr and Eme…
 
Welcome to book two of Mystic Bayou. Have you missed this cute little majestic town as much as we have? Well we hope you’ve read along with us because in this episode we meet Dani, an energy witch who moves into town to uncover some mysteries surrounding the rift in town. And remember Mayor Zed, our lovable bear-shifter from book one? Yeah… he and …
 
Brianna Wolfe doesn’t remember her life before she woke up in an unknown wolf pack. She only knows that she isn’t Brianna. Though her current pack accepts her and she is being openly pursued by the pack’s leader, Drevin, Brianna cannot help but feel the need to venture out and find out who she truly is. With a promise to return if she doesn’t succe…
 
It’s been a while but we are back with Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians! Oh boy, was this one squishy. Here we (officially) meet Ami, an extra-paranormal being who, as assigned by the leader of the group, Seth, to be Marcus’ second. Stubborn Marcus will have none of this… until he does. He finally gives in as he sees the courage, intelligence, po…
 
Road trip! For us, not for the characters in this very steamy, very squishy book. For some reason, paranormal detective Ace Bissett doesn’t believe in magic. That is until she meets four incredibly hot, winged, strong, and rock hard dudes who were once turned into stone and attached to a house she inherited from her late aunt. Her nights are filled…
 
We love the fake girlfriend/boyfriend trope! What could make it even better? If one of the characters involved is a 900 year old demon of course! Zoephus (Zoe) is an unusual demon since all she wants is another chance at life as a regular human. Ryan is down in the dumps after losing his fiance to his business partner when he confides in his friend…
 
This third book in the Misfit Series is everything we hoped it would be. While the Siren Misfit left us a bit disappointed, Bunny Misfit is just as funny and sexy as Eve’s books usually are. This is the story of Claire (a very unusual bunny shifter) and Derek (a handsome werewolf from her past). They meet up unexpectedly as both are investigating a…
 
Oh boy, guys! We haven’t read a Nalini Singh book in years and we are so excited to get back to another amazing story! Sascha Duncan is an emotionless Psy, supposedly, who works hard to keep her position in the Psy dominating society, while also trying to keep her ‘defect’ a secret. That is until she meets Lucas Hunter, alpha of the Changeling clan…
 
Samuel is an immortal hunter, offspring of a human mother and soulless father. He has devoted his life to hunting down the soulless who harm and feed on humans. That is, until he meets Thalya, a soulless woman with the power to capture his heart. This is a true enemies to lovers story. Once Thalya meets Samuel she realizes that what she thinks she …
 
We return to the world of Bash and Freya after Freya has successfully brought down the sovereign and publicized the information about the aliens to everyone. Unfortunately, this results in backlash when the aliens show up, kidnap all the humans, and return to their world with plans of forced procreation or slave labor. As per usual with Freya and B…
 
This was an emotional read. Mara is struggling with a lifelong mystery illness that she is losing the battle with. Cade has lost his whole wolfpack, been kidnapped, tortured, and is on the verge of death. When Mara finds Cade as a dying wolf it feels like her final act on earth will be to either ease his passing or nurse him back to health. Luckily…
 
This book is all about the journey. We meet the strong, independent, business woman Briellyn who is trying to secure financing to take her design business to the next level. In comes Eric, a gorgeous billionaire with a too good to be true offer. The twist, no one is who they seem to be. The story grows to one of good versus evil and the fate of the…
 
This book is a really sweet paranormal romance. When Abigail Weston and Carson Stone meet, neither of them are interested in a serious relationship but fate seems to have other plans. Everything is strained by Abigail’s unusual ability to see the future when she touches another person. The main characters are so well-written they seem like real peo…
 
Aisling Grey is back and she is trying to find a Guardian mentor in Budapest without the help or interference of Drake, her Wyvern Mate. Things rapidly start getting complicated as she finds Drake and all the Dragon Wyverns in town for a peace conference and staying at her same hotel. Despite all her protests to the contrary, Aisling ends up striki…
 
We return to the dystopian romance of Zoey Indiana’s Vengeance trilogy. This book continues the love story of Bash and Freya while they try to bring down the government. Their relationship goes through some serious trials in this book, both characters trying to protect and save the other but not always getting it right. Bash’s super tech skills lea…
 
It has been 60 episodes but we have finally returned to the Night Huntress World by Jeannine Frost. This book gives us the love story for Kira, a human private eye, and Mencheres, a 4,500 year old master vampire. It is hard to match our love for Spade and Denise from First Drop of Crimson, but this book did not disappoint. There was exciting action…
 
We haven’t had great luck with Wolf Shifter books but this book redeemed the subgenre for us. In the beginning, Chloe’s relationship with Rafe was hard to read about. Rafe seemed like a class A jerk and I was scared she was going to marry him. Then Fenris showed up, a time traveling viking with some truly ancient relationship beliefs. At first it s…
 
FINALLY! We made it back to the Deborah Cooke Dragonfire series. Calina has been waiting years for us to get back into this series. This book holds a special place in Calina’s life and you don’t want to miss our discussion in the podcast about the parallels she sees between Eileen and herself. With the third eclipse comes the third firestorm and Er…
 
In season one we read a short story compilation that included a story by Marjorie Liu, it was from this series and we loved the idea so much we talked about wanting to read a whole book. Why it took us 3 years to make good on our discussion is anyone’s guess. But here we are. We are happy to relate that we weren’t disappointed. This is a fantastic …
 
In this second book of the Covenant of New Orleans series by Julie Morgan we meet Tawne as she is finding out about the supernatural world that exists right under the surface. Her best friend, Olivia, found her vampire harem in the first book and now wants to offer Tawne the same life. At first everything is too good to be true. There is a group of…
 
Love a man in uniform? How about one that takes his uniform off often so that he can shift into a wolf, beat up some bad guys, and then proceeds to sit next to you naked after he shifts back into human? Apparently, sheriffs love doing that! Join us for Spellbound in Salem, book one in the Casters and Claws series by Milly Taiden. Here we meet Raven…
 
There is something to be said about a couple whose love can withstand even the toughest situations in life, ones that test and defy their testament to each other, yet can never break them. Here is a story of Serwa and Issa, a couple brought together by a forbidden romance, who, against all odds, are fighting to sustain a love which once bonded them…
 
Have you ever been in a situation where fate decided you were the potential mate for three different super hot dragon warriors? Neither have we. But Sera does and it gets intense! We are stoked to get back into Abigail Owen’s Fire’s Edge series and meet Aiden, the Rookie dragon who has proven his earned position in the Huracán team. You remember… h…
 
The world has been turned upside-down by the emergence of the supernatural beings and the fall of humans. Jinn was the original Djinn set free and has chosen to not take side in this new world divided by different magical factions. Until he hears that his wife, who he thought dead for centuries, is actually alive and being held hostage. He quickly …
 
In this third book of the Honey Badger series we get Max’s story. While escaping from a kidnapping she finds a sexy man who doesn’t seem to know he is a shifter. After basically kidnapping him and bringing him home she tries to help Ze understand this new world he finds himself a part of. Ze has to work through finding out he is a panther shifter a…
 
We picked this book for our Christmas episode and were so happy to find an old friend. The story and plot reminded us of the first books we ever read in this genre and why we fell in love with paranormal romance in the first place. Ian, a 700 year old vampire is looking for his true love. He thinks he wants a vampire so they can start out on a true…
 
Emilie has moved past her painful marriage and is throwing everything she has into her business. When that business starts to fail she takes drastic measures and calls upon a dragon, Ragnarr, to help save it. Ragnarr has spent centuries nursing his hatred for witches but when Emilie calls upon him things start to change. They both feel a strong att…
 
I guess we shouldn’t have been surprised that this romance novel set in a supernatural prison turned out to be a reverse harem but we were! Pleasantly surprised that is. Cassandra grew up with her bros, all of whom were orphans like her. Unlike her, they are supernaturals and she is a regular human, or is she? Caught up in a kidnapping ring and loc…
 
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