Ep.3 - “Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating” by Christina Lauren
Romance That! with Alice & Matt
Just when you thought our reviews were too stiff and uptight (tee-hee-hee) here comes a book to brighten anyone’s day! We review our first Christina Lauren book and rate it a very fair... well, you’ll have to listen and find out! We had a great time talking about this book! (Content Warning: may contain discussion on sexual assault/rape.)
February is the season for rom coms! Jennie and Heather discuss The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren, which scenes should most definitely stay if there's ever a movie, and our casting choices. Follow us on Twitter @readtoreel or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to https://christinalaurenbooks.com/ to find more great books by Christina Lauren! Check out our About Us page to find out more about Jennie and Heather and see credits for this episode.
Just Add Two Hemsworths: “The Unhoneymooners” by Christina Lauren
Make Out Already
On this episode, we discuss The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren. This book gave us much needed serotonin during the election-quarantine conjunction apocalypse. Meg goes hard on the fan cast, Liz gives the most rambling synopsis of her career, and both of us are very confused about why everyone is a dick to the heroine. Also, does anyone else remember that one movie with Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine?Make sure you follow us on Instagram @makeoutalreadypod and on Twitter @makeout_already. Mentioned in this episode:@thechrisbarnett on TikTok. Yes, Liz has a type. Yes, she has discussed this with her therapist. To support Georgia’s Democratic candidates:fairfight.com to support Emprexx Stacey Abrams’s brilliant work empowering voters electjon.com to donate to Jon Osoff’s campaign because David Perdue is a racist grifter. warnockforgeorgia.com because in this house we don’t support conspiracy theorists. True Heart Intuitive Tarot, Guidebook and Deck https://www.amazon.com/dp/1328566269/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_d99TFbJ8KJSDE or buy it from your local indie because Jeff Bezos is IRL Lex LuthorMeg’s Best Margarita:* Fill shaker with ice * Measure in 1.5 oz. tequila (El Jimador is a fav)* Measure in .75 oz agave nectar* Measure in .75 oz. fresh lime juice (NOT Rose’s lime syrup) * Shake vigorously * Strain into cup with ice and garnish with lime (optional)
In a podcast special writing duo Christina Lauren stops by to discuss their instant New York Times Bestseller In A Holidaze. We talk about their quarantine, what Christina gives Lauren for Christmas every year and how their relationship has changed over their writing career.
Friends and Fiction with Christina Lauren (Sunday Bonus Episode)
Friends & Fiction
Writing duo Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings (who write together as Christina Lauren) join the Friends & Fiction authors to discuss their unique process of writing novels as a team and their latest NYT bestselling rom-com In a Holidaze. https://christinalaurenbooks.com
Welcome to the What to Read Next Podcast. Today’s guest is writer duo Christina Lauren. Christina and Lauren have a new book that is out this week called In a Holidaze. This is a Christmas groundhog’s day romance. In this interview, Christina and Lauren shared how they started writing together, what their writing process looks like and of course some book recommendations. BOOKS RECOMMENDED: Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren- https://amzn.to/2SsF5aE In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren - https://amzn.to/3iuuo1U Erik Larson- https://amzn.to/3is0PxL Robert K Massie - https://amzn.to/3cZGpLG Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner https://amzn.to/2Sn1NRs Daring and the Duke by Sarah MacLean https://amzn.to/2F3Ov9s Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall - https://amzn.to/3ivqvd5 Love at First by Kate Clayborn - https://amzn.to/3jvgqOh Someone we know by Shari Lapena- https://amzn.to/30yjwJZ Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer - https://amzn.to/3iBQ0JO Heart and Soul by Jen Frederick CONNECT WITH CHRISTINA LAUREN Twitter Instagram Website JOIN PATREON COMMUNITY Get weekly romance recommendations, early access to author interviews and exclusive Patreon audio series by joining the Patreon community. Monthly perks start at $1 a month. Want to join the fun? Sign up today; http://www.whattoreadnextblog.com/patreon FROLIC PODCAST NETWORK What to Read Next Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts! AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE If you purchase a book through my Amazon or Bookshop link, I will receive a commission at no cost to you that will help cover the cost of the podcast CONNECT WITH LAURA YAMIN WhattoReadNextBlog.com Instagram Goodreads
S03.09: Christina Lauren on FanFiction and Romance: Blissward is How it Should Be
Fated Mates - A Romance Novel Podcast
It’s joy month! We’ve got two of our very favorites with us — Christina Lauren is here with us to discuss fan fiction, romance, their romance origin stories, what they love about fic and how fic makes romance better! We talk about about a thousand books and authors, and do a little giggling too, so strap in!We’re putting read alongs on hold for a bit to spend the next few weeks hanging out with some of our favorite people and talking about books and tropes that give us joy, so we hope you’ll join us and keep a pen handy so you can add to your TBR list as needed!Also! please join us for a Fated States phonebanking session with Indivisible.org on Saturday — it’s so fun! We love seeing so many of your amazing faces there, hanging out, and lifting each other up through absolute anxiety! Please join us, fellow Fated Maters, and special guests for Fated States Phonebanking Part 3 this Saturday, October 10th at 3pm Eastern to call Wisconsin! It’s easy, not scary, and there will be prizes!Thank you, as always, for listening! If you are up for leaving a rating or review for the podcast on your podcasting app, we would be very grateful!Fated States!Join us this Saturday, October 10th at 3pm Eastern to call Wisconsin and make sure it turns up blue! It’s easy, not scary, and there will be prizes! Sign up at the link, watch the video, and come hang out!Remember: "Despair is not a strategy."Call Your Senators. Tell them you want "the McConnell Rule" enforced.Donate Donate Donate (if you can). We're thrilled to support "Get Mitch or Die Trying" via ActBlue -- donations to this are immediately split evenly between Senate candidates in electionsText bankPhone bankWrite postcardsVote early by mail if you are planning to vote by mail. Be sure to check that your ballot has all the correct information, and is returned accorting to the instructions (this goes double for people in NYC and Pennsylvania).Vote early in person if your state has early voting.Stay fired up!Show NotesChristina Lauren has a new, delightful holiday romance out this week! Find In a Holidaze at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Apple or at your local indie.When we recorded, the wildfire situation was particularly grim in California, and it’s still a huge problem facing many Western states. We hope you're all being safe out there.A brief overview of CLo’s story from fandom to bestselling authors. The first of their published books came from Christina's fic "The Office," and was published as Beautiful Bastard. Sarah loves it a lot.Wonder Woman 1984 has been postponed because of COVID, and according to the director the film is best seen in a theater. It is not because Robert Pattinson got COVID (He's back to business now). Sarah loves the preview of the new Batman movie.Our love of Days of Lives couples Jack & Jennifer and Patch & Kayla is eternal and everlasting. (Ps. Jen's favorite scene is not in that video, her search continues.)The Twilight fandom was vast, as we discussed in this episode. And there are important reasons why many folks are drawn to fandom. Last summer, Alexis Daria and Adriana Herrera talked about fanfiction and fandom on Instagram Live, and it's a great watch.Christina and Lauren mentioned “canon” and “AU” and AO3 and livejournal and fandom bootcamp and maybe you want a primer on some fanfic terms.Maybe you also need a primer on a cinnamon roll character.These hugely popular romance writers came up through fanfic: Sally Thorne, Alice Clayton, Nina Bocci, Tara Sue Me, Amanda Weaver, Rebekah Weatherspoon, Helena Hunting, Daisy Prescott, EL James, and Ruth Clampett. Present-tense, stream of consciousness flow, and intense character work are some of the hallmarks of fandom writing, and some of those stylistic choices have influenced mainstream fiction in multiple genres, including romance.Did you miss the community experience of The Submissive? Lucky for you, it's now available as a stand alone novel, and the next books in the series The Dominant and The Training also started as fic.Christina and Lauren and Nina Bocci worked on the Fandom Gives Back fundraiser to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand.Jen said she loves Beautiful Player, but honestly no one will be surprised that she got the title wrong and her real favorite is Beautiful Stranger. Just read all of them. You won't be disappointed.The question of who owns these stories and the legalities of fanfic is so interesting, and specifically the history of Fifty Shades of Grey as Fanfic.As promised, a list of CLo recommend fics:Tropic of Virgo by in.a.blue.bathrobe (aka Kira Gold)The Blessing and the Curse by theblackarrow (Sally Thorne)The Best I Ever Had by whatsmynomdeplumeMr. Horrible by algonquinrtCreature of Habit by ezrocksangelThe Art Teacher by spanglemaker9Summer of Salt by lolapopsA Murmur of Fire in the VeinScotch, Gin, and the New Girl by wtvocSarah, Christina, and Lauren will be joined by Kennedy Ryan at an event on Oct 21st for a zoom event at Northshire Books.
This week we chat about (and let’s be honest...kind of drag) this light hearted romantic comedy. The two leads go from worst enemies to lovers in paradise, and blunder their way through family, work, and every social situation you can imagine on the way.
Christina Lauren Interview: Part 2 | Authors at a Glance
Romance at a Glance
The Fun continues with authors Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the duo behind Christina Lauren. Free 30 day Audible Trial to read like ShaniA diverse, inclusive podcast that explores romance novels and helps our listeners pique their naughty curiosity with 100% honest reviews, spontaneous singing, life lessons, indecent anecdotes, and bawdy humor.Check out www.romanceataglance.comChat with us on Instagram at instagram.com/romanceataglanceSupport us on Patreon at patreon.com/romanceataglance** Clicking these links may result in affiliate commissions. Thank you!
We finally disagree!! Why we blame audiobooks | The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren | Summer Quickies
Romance at a Glance
We were split on this book. Bridget thought it had some cute quips and flirting (especially on the honeymoon) and Shani thought this book was all over the place and hated the narrator. Some major points we discussed: The narrator making Ethan sound like a broEthan not believing her :(Whether Olive should have agreed to lie to AmiEnemies to lovers with lust in their eyesHow gross Ethan’s brother is!!Olive asking for help (and shocker, getting it!) *** Buy the Unhoneymooners on Amazon or Bookshop *** Free 30 day Audible Trial to read like Shani A diverse, inclusive podcast that explores romance novels and helps our listeners pique their naughty curiosity with 100% honest reviews, spontaneous singing, life lessons, indecent anecdotes, and bawdy humor. Check out www.romanceataglance.com Chat with us on Instagram at instagram.com/romanceataglance Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/romanceataglance ** Clicking these links may result in affiliate commissions. Thank you!