Swoony Boys Podcast
The Time We Did a Half Book Bang

Podcast Notes

Here's a handy dandy list of all of the books our hotties of the month came from in this episode (in alphabetical order):

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Direct download: 28_half-a-book-bang.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 7:25pm CDT

Podcast Notes

  • We remind you about our previous posts about BEA, including our 2014 BEA Podcast Episode and our Pre-BEA posts filled with fun tips.
  • We kicked things off talking about our favorite books we grabbed at BEA.
  • Then we spent some time lamenting the fact that we don't rule the world and metaphorically wept over the fact that we didn't get a few books that we really wanted. Even the ones that haven't been written yet.
  • Next we dished on some of the authors that we were crazy excited to meet/see.
  • We came to the conclusion that Adam Silvera was actually stalking us instead of the the other way around.
  • Then we discussed some of the awesome Publisher and Blogger Events we got to attend. #totalwin
  • We mentioned some of the reasons this BEA was the best ever. Pedicures and napping together were involved.
  • Then we talk about BEA 2016, which has a new location (Chicago) and earlier dates (May 11 - May 13, 2016)!
  • And again, Like every podcast, we have some more thank yous. ♥
Direct download: 27_bea2015.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 2:21am CDT

26: The Time We Tried To Pick A Single Book Boyfriend

Podcast Notes

  • Erin chooses Bishop Lattimer from The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel.
  • No surprise that Kassiah names Étienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.
  • Jaime was all about Jase Garrett from My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick.
  • We take a moment to discuss why more people don't choose Jase as their book boyfriends (even though it's technically not allowed).
  • Of course Meg picked Four from the Divergent Series by Veronica Roth.

Then we talk about our hotties of the month:

  • Mateo Torres from All Played Out by Cora Carmack
  • Fill-in Bradley from The Fill In Boyfriend by Kasie West
  • We discuss why all of Kasie West's books rock.
  • Michael St. Clair from Crushed by Lauren Layne
  • Alec Flynn from The Confession (part of The Body Works Trilogy) by Sierra Kincade
  • Kiran from The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
  • Then we talk about why Kristen Simmons is the queen of character interviews (as seen in our interviews with Chase and Sean from the Article 5 Series and Kiran from the Glass Arrow.
Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_number1bookboyfriends.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

Podcast Notes

  • Erin starts us off with Dmitri Belikov from the Vampire Academy books by Richelle Mead.
  • Kassiah talks about Todd Wilkins from the Sweet Valley High Series by Francine Pascal.
  • Jaime names Edward Cullen from the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer as her blast from the past.
  • And Meg names her top three faves: Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery, Peter Savinar from Heidi by Johanna Spyri, and Dickon Sowerby from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
  • Next we talk about our hotties of the month:
  • Jaime: Bishop Lattimer from The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel, Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas, and Jesse Oliver from Also Known As and Going Rogue by Robin Benway.
  • Kassiah: Theodore Finch from All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.
  • Erin: Arin from The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutoski, Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas, and Jackson from Collide by Melissa West.
  • Meg: Darrow) (and Pierce Brown! from Golden Son by Pierce Brown.
  • Then we have a long discussion on how readers' experiences change when they have to wait for the books to come out vs. reading them all at once.

You know we can't get by without our extensive list of Honorable Mentions, named at the end of the show and throughout the podcast:

  • Almanzo Wilder from the Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
  • Logan Bruno from the Babysitter’s Club by Ann M Martin.
  • Patrick from the Alice Series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
  • Count Vlad from Bram Stoker's Dracula.
  • Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
  • Romeo from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.

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Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_blastfromthepast.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Podcast Notes

  • Meg tells us what qualifies a hottie with a tortured soul (think Edward Cullen).
  • We talk about the tortured souls we'd like to tame:
  • The Darkling from the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
  • Christian Prescott from the Unearthly Series by Cynthia Hand
  • Cole St. Clair from the Wolves of Mercy Falls Series by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Sawyer LeGrande from How to Love by Katie Cotugno
  • Darrow from the Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown
  • Then we talk about our hotties of the month:
  • Cade Maxwell from Caged in Winter by Brighton Walsh
  • Jason Brody from Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross
  • Charlie Hanson from Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander
  • Prince Theron from Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
  • Dane from Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
  • Oscar from I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  • Listen at the end of the show for our extensive list of Honorable Mentions.

Let us know what you think! Ask Us a Question or Make Suggestions via our Handy Dandy Suggestion Form and tell us who's got you swooning here.

Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_torturedsouls.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 11:38am CDT

Podcast Notes

  • We talk about our favorite books in Fall 2014:
The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel Catalyst by SJ Kincaid Falling into Place by Amy Zhang The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas Remember Me by Romily Rites of Passage by Joy Hensley Shattered by Mari Marcusi Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch Stitching Snow by RC Lewis A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray The Walled City by Ryan Graudin Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  • Then we flail over the books we can't wait to read in Winter 2015:
All Fall Down by Ally Carter City of Savages by Lee Kelly The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall Fairest by Marissa Meyer  For Real by Alison Cherry Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons Golden Son by Pierce Brown I Remember You by Cathleen Davitt Bell Ignite by Sara B. Larson I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios Invaded by Melissa Landers The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand Love, Lucy by April Lindner Love and Other Theories by Alexis Bass The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown Reborn by Jennifer Rush Rebound by Noelle August Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard Save Me by Jenny Elliott The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury Stand Off by Andrew Smith This Shattered World by Amie Kaufmann & Meagan Spooner Top Ten Clues You're Clueless by Liz Czukas When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill  Zodiac by Romina Russell
  • We also mentioned some other books during the podcast when talking about our picks:
Alienated by Melissa Landers The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon Boomerang by Noelle August Boundless by Cynthia Hand Catherine by April Lindner Champion by Champion Defy by Sara B. Larson Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey Hallowed by Cynthia Hand Insignia by SJ Kincaid Jane by April Lindner Legend by Marie Lu Prodigy by Prodigy Red Rising by Pierce Brown Scorched by Mari Mancusi Something Like Normal by Trish Doller Something Real by Heather Demetrios These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufmann & Meagan Spooner Unearthly by Cynthia Hand Until Midnight by Melissa Landers  Vortex by SJ Kincaid

Here are the Honorable Mentions that We Just Couldn't Leave Out:

    • Vivian Apple At The End Of the World by Katie Coyle (Jan 2015)
    • We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist (Dec 2014)
    • Cut Me Free by J.R. Johansen (Jan 2015)
    • My Heart & Other Black Holes by

Jasmine Warga

    (Feb 2015)
  • The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson (Feb 2015)
  • Better Than Perfect by Melissa Kantor (Feb 2015)
  • The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark (Feb 2015)
  • The Distance Between Lost & Found by Kathryn Holmes (Feb 2015)
  • Rebellion by Stephanie Diaz (Feb 2015)
  • The Return by Jennifer Armentrout (Feb 2015)
  • Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott (Feb 2015)
  • Dove Arising by Karen Bao (Feb 2015)
  • I Was Here by Gayle Forman(Jan 2015)


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Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_fall2014funcast.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 4:27pm CDT

Featuring New Adult Romance author Brighton Walsh

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Category:Author Talk -- posted at: 1:18am CDT

Young Adult and New Adult titles featuring Military Characters

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Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 12:52am CDT

Featuring our Favorites in YA Historical Fiction, plus our hotties of the month

Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_historicalguys.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 10:53am CDT

Podcast Notes

  • Erin tells us her pick for the good guy she'd like to make naughty: Zeke from The Blood of Eden Series by Julie Kagawa.
  • Kassiah gives us her choice: the lovely Joe Fontaine from The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. *bat*bat*bat*
  • Jaime reveals her two good guys: Jase from My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick and Matt Finch from Open Road Summer by Emery Lord.
  • Meg reveals her guys: Logan from The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller and Patrick from Something Real by Heather Demetrios.
  • Then we talk about our Hotties of the Month, beginning with Nathan Everetts (Nate) from Boys Like You by Juliana Stone (Erin's pick this month).
  • Kassiah gives us her hotties of the month: Harvey from Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy and Drew Jordan from Perfect 10 by Erin McCarthy.
  • Jaime tells us her picks this month: Connor Kelleher from Her Best Laid Plans by Cara McKenna and Ethan Vance from Boomerang by Noelle August (aka Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger.
  • Meg chooses Arin from The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski. Check out Bridge of Snow (Arin's Story), which we mentioned in the Episode.

You know we can't get by without our extensive list of Honorable Mentions:

  • Chaol from theThrone of Glass Series by Sarah Maas
  • Eli from Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
  • Finn from The Cahill Witch Chronicles by Jessica Spotswood
  • Callum from Reboot by Amy Tintera
  • Xander from The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
  • Hector from the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson
  • Adam from the Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi
  • Elias from the One Universe Series by LeighAnn Kopans
  • Aiden from the Covenant Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Trevor from the Pivot Point Series by Kasie West
  • Peeta from The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
  • Finn from The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Park from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Stephen from Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
  • Aidan from The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise
  • Dave from A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley
  • Bodee from Faking Normal by Courtney Stevens
  • Logan from the Defiance Series by CJ Redwine
  • Colby from The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
  • Cricket from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  • Tucker Avery from the Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  • Dylan McCutter from the Rule of Thirds by Chantel Guertin
  • Jesse Oliver from the Also Known As Series by Robin Benway
  • Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Graham Larkin from This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
  • Cameron Hamilton from Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Joe Foster and Sam Kennedy from Love on the Lifts by Rachel Hawthorne
  • Oliver from Little Blue Lies by Chris Lynch
  • Gabriel from the Cold Kiss Series (but really Glass Heart) by Amy Garvey

Let us know what you think! Ask Us a Question or Make Suggestions via our Handy Dandy Suggestion Form and tell us who's got you swooning here.

Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_goodguyswewanttomakenaughty.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 6:00am CDT