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Heaving Bosoms: A Romance Novel Podcast

May 13, 2019

Hey HBs! Oh boooyyyyyy. We're coming at you with Fires of Winter by Johanna Lindsey! I'm not gonna mince words. We loathed it. I'm not even sure this thing is funny. We did a lot of laughing, but mostly out of discomfort, bafflement, and rage. Part 2 will be funny, though! This is a Viking Times book originally published in 1980 and, while a Johanna Lindsey "bodice ripper" was requested, Melody really out did herself with this particular choice. We've got Vikings, betrayal, slavery, so. much. rape., and ... arms akimbo! 

CONTENT WARNING: slavery, rape, assault, other various sexual assaults, kidnapping, and more. 


To the ultimate Queen of Pentacles: Happy birthday to Holly the woman who does it all, from flourishing at work, to hosting an excellent podcast, to nurturing your King of Pentacles and sweet rascal Mac, you’re a force to be reckoned with and your friends, especially Esther, hope you have an amazing birthday week.


Jennifer LB, you are descended from Hestia, the goddess of the hearth, architecture, and good order in all things. You may be an introvert, but you possess Hestia’s inviting warmth down to your core. The hearth was the center of every household and, so too. you are the center and glue of your family. Your tender nurturing, balanced with your scorching wit, are irreplaceable. And Hestia would be beyond proud of how you wield the Dewey decimal system. After all, what's more orderly than the miles of well organized bookshelves you preside over? 

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There Will Be Porn with Cait and Murda! 

Vintage Porn recapped by millennial women who are mostly ok with butt stuff.