Just F Already
Just F Already features Holly and Yoli, two avid romance book readers. Together they will wade through some of the trashiest romance books out there, discuss their faults and their merits, and most importantly, let you know the moment when the characters should have just got it on already.
We took a break from reading to watch the latest erotica movie that's been making the rounds. 365 Days (365 Dias) is a 2020 Polish erotic romantic drama film based on the first novel of a trilogy written by Blanka Lipinska. We found ourselves more intrigued by the architecture and furnishings of a millionaire in the movie than the actual 'romance' but had a good time watching it nonetheless. We are veering off course slightly next episode to focus on prolific black writer Roxanne Gay and her book 'Hunger'. We'll be back to dig into this masterpiece soon.
Yo and Holly talk about the first book in the Forbidden Hearts series by Alisha Rai: Hate To Want You. There was a lot of love with this book for us, but also some struggles. We dissect it all and overall give a hearty recommendation for this book. We can't wait to read the sequels! We also touch on white claws vs truly - which is better?
Yo and Holly are back discussing the best romance/erotica book we've read in a LONG TIME. Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny by Rebekah Weatherspoon. Rafe is a white, tattooed, red headed, buff male nanny whose voice is 'sex on a biscuit' and Sloane is a famous black surgeon raising two twin girls who is in desperate need of someone to help care for them.
Yo and Holly read The Minotaur's Kiss, a BWWM paranormal romance by Erin St. Charles. You can buy it for only $0.99 on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Minotaurs-Kiss-BWWM-Paranormal-Concubines-ebook/dp/B07D8T6DSSSee our full interview with Erin here: https://cinemabysmal.com/2019/04/01/just-f-already-podcast-episode-12-the-minotaurs-kiss-by-erin-st-charles/We also figure out on the pod that Yo is in love, we love women characters who eat food and respect themselves, and we have a fondness for guys who turn into animals sometimes. Whatever, no shame. The next book we are reading is RAFE: A Buff Male Nanny (Loose Ends Book 1) by Rebekah Weatherspoon. It's only $4.99 and you can buy it here:https://www.amazon.com/RAFE-Buff-Male-Nanny-Loose-ebook/dp/B07HQZVYR4If you have a recommendation for what we should read next leave us an iTunes review, a comment on ourInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/hollishillis/Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/JustFAlready/or @ us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/justfalreadyAs always, please SHARE, RATE, AND SUBSCRIBE!
Yo and Holly try to talk about this book, but get into a more serious discussion about sexual assault in romance literature. This episode could be triggering so keep that in mind when listening. As serious as we can get, we also have a good fun time with this one too! We aint all doom and gloom. So come on it, settle down and we'll get into the weird world of people that have animal DNA and mate humans. Or something. If you want to follow along with us, we will be back next month reading The Minotaur's Kiss, a BWWM paranormal romance by Erin St. Charles.
We take a moment to read a book about a husband who gets murdered, written by a woman who just got convicted for murdering her husband! It's really bad ya'll so get ready for THE WRONG HERO by NANCY 'MURDERER' BROPHY! The sexiest thing about this book is the cover, and even that gets weird because, wait for it: Photoshopped Nipples. If you want to check out Holly's new website and check in on her weekly updates to monthly challenges you can do so here: www.hollishillis.com
We go back in time to one of the first women erotica authors, Anaïs Nin, and her collection of short stories, Delta of Venus. We get a lot feminist so be prepared and bring your nasty women shirt! Our next book will take us back to modern paranormal romance with Gena Showalter's The Darkest Night, the first book in her Lord of the Underworld series. Any requests on what to read next? Let us know!
We needed some color in our romance so we went to Auriella Skye and her Alpha Warlocks' of Kala West series. These book have everything: BBW, women of color, threesomes, magic, and a guy who names his motorcycles after women. Did I mention threesomes?Our next book is kickin' it old school with Delta of Venus by Anais Nin.
We had a twitter recommendation asking if we could read a same gender couple book in the future. So we read The Backup Boyfriend by River Jaymes. During this episode we talk about how HOT the sex is, the wide array of topics covered in it and Yo gets easily distracted when remembering a vivid gay porn she watched many moons ago. We also talk about Yo's dog, Lady and how her soul mate is a dog named Fitzwilliam Waffles who lives in a romance only book store in LA called The Ripped Bodice. Our next book is The Alpha Warlocks' Claim by Auriella Skye. It's got a female of color as the lead and involves a magic threesome. GET READY and follow along with us!
Welcome to the sixth episode of Just F Already. We got an iTunes review from Mizzy_Bizzy who asked that we read Monster in His Eyes by J.M Darhower. During this episode we find out that Yo loves Mafia books even though in real life she is a slave to the man. Although we both hate our main female character because she has the personality of a fingernail, we do decide that the plot is killer, even if the romance is less so. Find out at the end of the episode what we are reading for next month!
Welcome to the fifth episode of Just F Already. Holly and Yoli are still on pallet cleansing books after reading so many BAD romance/erotica novels. This time it's Yoli's turn to pick something nice and we talk about one of her favorite contemporary romance books, Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise! It features lots of food, great characters and a nice satisfying steamy sex scene. Enjoy!Our next episode we get back to our roots of bad romance and we'll be reading Devil in His Eyes by J.M. Darhower. Feel free to follow along. Thanks to Mizzy Bizzy in our itunes reviews for the suggestion!
Welcome to the fourth episode of Just F Already. Holly and Yoli fan girl over Krelsey Cole's Immortals After Dark series. The first full length book in the series follows Lachlain Macrieve, leader of the Lyake Clan, and Emmaline Troy half vampire half valkyrie on their quest for hot steamy sexy love. WE LOVED THIS BOOK, and are already reading the rest of the series. Be our best friend Kresley Cole?
Welcome to the third episode of Just F Already. Holly and Yoli discuss the worst romance book they've ever read, Vicious by L.J. Shen. Vicious truly lives up to his name in this book as the worst male 'romance' lead we've ever encountered. Somehow our main female character, Emilia still manages to fall for him in all his hot-hole-ness.
Welcome to the second episode of Just F Already. Holly and Yoli get a little Just Feminist Already, delving straight into a BDSM club book, talking about consent and also how you should ALWAYS make sure people have washed their hands before their fingers enter your body.
Welcome to the first episode of Just F Already. Holly and Yoli are sitting down to talk about the shit that is Gabriel's Inferno by Sylvian Reynard (who is actually a female...or a male. Depends which one of us you ask). We make fun of it a bit, discuss why Julianne never eats anything, talk about how verbally abusive Gabriel is, and ponder over why they had to have sex to Dave Matthews Band in Florence. Enjoy!