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8: Badass: A Stepbrother Seal Romance


Badass: A Stepbrother Seal Romance. Infamous Con Artist and friend Kim Brauer joins us to discuss why you should never Google the term “Meat Flower” or “Penis Peanut Butter Dog.” Our book this week is the classic story of Girl meets Seal. Boy meets Girl. Boy is also a SEAL. Girl screws Seal. PETA may or may not get involved. Really, just don’t Google anything ever.

Linda Barlow

Linda Barlow

Alana Albertson

Alana Albertson

Next time: Awakened (Vampire Awakenings), by Brenda K. Davies

7: Cover Me (Elite Force: That Others May Live Book 1)

Cover Me Cover

On today’s show we discuss the Alaskan-based, icy-hot paramilitary romantic thriller Cover Me (Elite Force: That Others Might Live Book 1) by Catherine Mann. Matthew runs Becky through some para-games (That She Might Be More Funny, Attempt 1) and we both learn that a “litter” in wilderness survival speak is not a bunch of baby kittens. Today’s episode is sponsored by Dilderness Survival Gear for the Backcountry Girl.

Next time: Badass: A Stepbrother SEAL Romance, by Linda Barlow and Alana Albertson

6: Die Again: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

Die Again

Back by popular demand is improv queen Lindsay Grimm to help us break down Die Again, the first book we (Becky) are totally going to finish reading, penalties be damned! Set in Botswana and Boston, an eclectic crew of characters meet for what might be their last adventure. Die Again: where someone gets whacked in the bush.

Lindsay Grimm


5: The Plagues of Pandora

Plagues of Pandora

What can we say about Plagues of Pandora that the 143 named characters in the free sample haven’t already said? Truth be told, we have no bloody idea what this book is about and either does the author. We’re turning evil, just like the Pythians or whatever.

Next time: Die Again, by Tess Gerritsen

4: In Too Deep


We discuss the first (but not the last) book of the Freshman Roommate Trilogy: In Too Deep, by Mara Jacobs. No need for a summary here, listeners – suffice it to say the other two books in the trilogy are: In Too Fast and In Too Hard. We also discuss the Jesus candies Becky’s friend brought her from a Florida Walmart in a veiled attempt to convert her.

Next time: The Plagues of Pandora, by David Leadbeater

3: Electra: A Dane and Bones Origins Story


Matthew and Becky dive into the ocean on the heels of sexy Navy Seals Dane and Bones as they hunt down Amelia Earhart’s airplane, a secret cache of weapons-grade smallpox and mysterious sea creatures! But before we get deep into the book, Matthew talks about his elevator fears and Becky discusses her daddy issues.

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Next week: In Too Deep, by Mara Jacobs

2: Atlas (Book 1)


Matthew lectures Becky on the difference between fantasy and sci-fi as we discuss this week’s Look Inside this Book Club book: Atlas, by Isaac Hooke, a dystopian tale that involves cross-border escapades, long black coats, and lots of robot fornication, or so we fantasized.

Next episode’s book:

Electra: A Dane and Bones Origins Story, by David Wood and Rick Chesler

1: The Homesman

The Homesman

This is the inaugural episode of Look Inside This Book Club, where we read and discuss the free preview of random Kindle bestsellers on Amazon. Book club rules: 1. Thou shall not spend any money. 2. You must actually read the book (c’mon, it’s like 11 pages). 3. Listeners can and should play along. Listen in to The Homesman – now a major motion picture!