Gods Gone Wild: “Loki” and Our Love of Taboo

Hi friends! On this episode, we are burdened with the glorious purpose of discussing the MCU series Loki on Disney+. We talk about the ships and representation (or lack thereof) on the show, and use it as a springboard to talk about taboo in romance, with some more colorful Norse mythology thrown in. As we…More

Descending to the Throne: “Neon Gods” by Katee Robert

Hi friends! On this episode of Make Out Already, we’re descending into the Underworld and sliding right into daddy Hades’s lap. We’re recapping “Neon Gods” by Katee Robert, the first in the Dark Olympus series of spicy, contemporary retellings of Greek myths. We talk a little about Robert’s Wicked Villains series, which is in the…More

RERELEASE: Sugarbabies, Sexperts and CW Stars

Why are we rereleasing this episode? TO CELEBRATE NEWLY MINTED Ph.D. SHAWNA, our resident sexpert on this episode. On this episode of Make Out Already, we discuss the movie The New Romantic, which you can currently stream on Netflix. It’s about a college student who enters into a mutually beneficial relationship so she can document…More

Getting Railed: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

Hi friends! On this episode, we recap One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston. It’s her second novel after the very beloved Red, White and Royal Blue. Like that book, it features a same sex couple, a ragtag group of lovingly supportive weirdos, and people who have absolute meltdowns over how swoonworthy their love interest is.…More

Nailing Those Extracurriculars: “Office Hours” by Katrina Jackson

Hi friends! This is Make Out Already, where we review, dissect and fan cast romance novels and share our love for any media with an HEA. On this episode, we discuss Office Hours by Katrina Jackson. So for whatever reason, Meg and I were in the mood for something angsty, and this sweet workplace romance…More

The Ice Planet Barbarians Fan Cast that BookTok Deserves

Hi friends! You’re listening to Make Out Already. On this episode, we revisit Not-Hoth to talk about one of our favorite subjects — the big, beautiful blue men and intrepid human women who stole our hearts in Ruby Dixon’s Ice Planet Barbarians series. These books got us through the early days of quarantine last year.…More

On Some Cruel Intentions BS: “The Beautiful Ones” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Hi friends! This is Make Out Already, a podcast about romance novels, movies, and anything with a happily ever after. On this episode, we talk about “The Beautiful Ones” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. She’s best known for the book “Mexican Gothic,” and her backlist is getting some well-deserved love. “The Beautiful Ones” is a little historical…More

Evil Zaddy Energy: “Shadow and Bone” with Lisa from Uppercase YA

Hi friends! On this episode of Make Out Already, we discuss Netflix’s adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse, “Shadow and Bone.” The wonderful and knowledgeable Lisa of Uppercase YA (who is Liz’s former J-school classmate) joins us to chat about the show, the books, and what to read next. Make sure you give Lisa a follow…More