No Shelf Control: The Books, Booze, and Banter Podcast

No Shelf Control: The Books, Booze, and Banter Podcast

A biweekly podcast for readers, by authors. Each episode, Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue chat about either a book-to-screen adaptation or a popular BookTok book, discuss their latest reads and overflowing TBR lists, and talk about what they're working on right now, usually with a cocktail or glass of wine in hand. Spoilers and tangents are welcome. And swearing. ;)

Episodes

January 23, 2023 67 min

For this BookTok Book Talk episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss Gild by Raven Kennedy, a fantasy romance retelling of the King Midas myth. This book is quite dark and explicit, so definitely check the trigger warnings before reading it.

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers for Gild.

BOOK RECS!
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue  by MacKenzie Lee
White Witch, Black Curse  by Kim Harrison

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Bestselling fantasy authors Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue discuss the YA vampire romance phenomenon Twilight by Stephanie Meyer and the 2008 movie.

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about Twilight, both the book and the film.

BOOK RECS:
Hunk for the Holidays by
Neon Gods by Katee Robert
Winter's Fury by AE Reyne
Saint by Adrienne Young
Shatter Me by Tehereh Mafi
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Across the Universe by Beth R...

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For this BookTok Book Talk episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss Curse of Shadows and Thorns by LJ Andrews, a fantasy romance retelling of Beauty and the Beast in a Vikings setting. (This book is another LS favorite!)

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers for Curse of Shadows and Thorns AND some for From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

BOOK RECS!
From Blood and Ash  by Jennifer L. Armentrout
La...

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Bestselling fantasy authors Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue discuss the 2022 audio dramatization of the Regency classic, Persuasion, byJane Austen and the 2022 Netflix adaptation. 

NOTE FROM LS: Apologies for my mic quality. With the whole FB fiasco, I forgot to switch over to my podcasting mic. 

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about Persuasion, both the book and the film.

ADAPTATION RECS:
Pride & Prejudice (20...

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For this BookTok Book Talk episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco, a witchy historical paranormal romance featuring a rich setting and seductive demon princes. (This is on of LS's favorite books she has read for the podcast!)

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers for Kingdom of the Wicked AND some for Kingdom of the Cursed.

BOOK RECS!
Bottom Girl  by Lucy Score
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Bestselling fantasy authors Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue discuss the popular chick lit/women's fiction throwback, The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger, the 2006 adaptation of the same name.

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about The Devil Wears Prada, both the book and the film.

BOOK RECS!
Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Boyfriend by Sarina Bowen

OTHER LINKS:
The Devil Wears Prada montage:
https://yo...

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For this BookTok Book Talk episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss Hooked by Emily McIntire, a dark, brutal, and sexy contemporary romance spin on Peter Pan.

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers for Hooked.

BOOK RECS!
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
Song of Scarabs and Fallen Stars by Lindsey Sparks

CURRENT FREEBIES (at the time of episode airing):
The Darkest Winter by Lindsey Pogue
After The Ending by L...

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Bestselling fantasy authors Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue discuss popular regency romance The Duke and I by Julia Quinn the insanely popular Netflix adaptation, Bridgerton.

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about The Duke and I and Bridgerton.

BOOK RECS!
A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison
Beach Read by Emily Henry
Chill and Prosper by Denise Duffield-Thomas

LINKS FROM THE SHOW:
LS's Discord (for AI art and live read-...

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For this BookTok Book Talk episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss Ruby Dixon's out-of-this-world and extra spicy sci-fi romance book, Ice Planet Barbarians.

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers for Ice Planet Barbarians.

BOOK RECS!
Every Witch Way But Dead by Kim Harrison
The Takeover by TL Swan
Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

OTHER LINKS:
Lindsey Sparks' Discord (for AI art and bookish fun):...

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Bestselling fantasy authors Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue discuss Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel and the 2021 miniseries adaptation of the same name.

A note from Lindsey Sparks: Sorry about the audio quality on my end! The audio settings were set to the wrong mic. :(

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about Station Eleven.

BOOK RECS!
Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score
The Gi...

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For this BookTok Book Club episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss Madeline Miller's beautiful retelling of the events surrounding the Trojan War, The Song of Achilles.

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about The Song of Achilles.

BOOK RECS!
The Housemaid by Freida McFadden
A Kingdom of Ruin by K.F. Breene

MOVIE/SHOW RECS
1883
As Above, So Below

OTHER LINKS:
Lindsey Pogue's Savage North Chronicles ch...

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Bestselling fantasy authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss Austenland by Shannon Hale and the 2013 movie adaptation of the same name.

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about Austenland.

LINK TO AUSTENLAND MAKEOVER SCENE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szoivPXfpxM

BOOK RECS!
A Kingdom of Ruin by K.F. Breene
Priest by (Sierra Simone)
Song of Achilles by (Madeline Miller)
The Hacienda by
The Housemaid by (something...

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For this BookTok Book Club episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss the Persephone and Hades retelling, A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair.

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about A Touch of Darkness.

BOOK RECS!
The Hacienda  by Isabel Canas
Priest by Sierra Simone
Hollen the Soulless by Denali Day
The Villain by LJ Shen
Neon Gods  by Katee Robert
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

OTHER LINKS:
Li...

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Bestselling fantasy authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness and the first season of the adaptation of the book into a streaming show.

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about A Discovery of Witches (the book) and A Discovery of Witches, season 1(the show).

BOOK RECS!
Kingdom of Ruin by K.F. Breene
It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

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For this BookTok Book Club episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss the insanely popular and absolutely dazzling book The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.

BOOK RECS!
The Hacienda  by Isabel Canas
It Happened One Summer  by Tessa Bailey
That Highland Fling  by Meghan Quinn
Kingdom of Ruin by KF Breene

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Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes and the adaptation of the book into the show Shining Girls on Apple TV.

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about The Shining Girls (the book) and Shining Girls (the show).

BOOK RECS!
A Throne of Ruin by K.F. Breene
By a Thread by Lucy Score

OTHER LINKS:
Lindsey Sparks' spicy stories Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/lindseysparks

CURRENT FRE...

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For the first BookTok Book Club episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss the mega-popular epic fantasy romance book, From Blood and Ash, by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about From Blood and Ash.

BOOK RECS!
Flirting with Monsters series by Eva Chase
A Ruin of Roses by KF Breene
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
North of the Stars by Monica James
The Hating Game by Sally Thor...

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Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski and the adaptation of the book/series into The Witcher on Netflix (specifically looking at season 1).

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about The Last Wish and season 1 of The Witcher.

BOOK RECS!
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
A Ruin of Roses by K.F. Breene

LS is currently reading her book, Echo in Ti...

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Authors Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue chat with bestselling author of contemporary romance fiction, Jennifer Probst, about her latest release, The Secret Love Letters of Olivia Moretti.

WARNING: This episode contains spoilers about The Secret Love Letters of Olivia Moretti.

JENNIFER PROBST's LINKS:
Website: https://jenniferprobst.com/
Instagram: @authorjenniferprobst
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenniferprobst.authorpa...

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Authors Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue chat with editor and author Holly Hill Mangin about her solo debut, The House on the Lake, philosphical and mysterious gothic romance that is a cross between The Midnight Library by Matt Haig and the movie The Others.

WARNING: This episode contains spoilers about The House on the Lake. 

HOLLY HILL MANGIN's LINKS:
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Holly-Hill-Mangin/e/B08XVTQ...

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