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

August 21, 2023 64 mins

Welcome to season three of the show! This season we're focusing on indie books, and we couldn't be more excited to read and discuss books written by our fellow indie authors. In this episode, we discuss Haunting Adeline by H.D. Carlton. It's an extremely popular dark stalker romance with loads of content/trigger warnings, all listed on the author's website. Definitely check those out before you dive into the boo...

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Welcome to season three of the show! This season we're focusing on indie books, and we couldn't be more excited to read and discuss books written by our fellow indie authors. In this episode, we discuss Dark King by CN Crawford. It's the first book in the fae-based urban fantasy series, Court of the Sea Fae.

SPOILER WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers for Dark King.

BOOK RECS:
Dead L...

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Welcome to season three of the show! This season we're focusing on indie books, and we couldn't be more excited to read and discuss books written by our fellow indie authors. In this episode, we discuss Savage Lands by Stacey Marie Brown. It's a dystopian fantasy that would definitely appeal to fans of our dystopian fantasy series, The Ending Legacy.

SPOILER WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers f...

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Welcome to season three of the show! This season we're focusing on indie books, and we couldn't be more excited to read and discuss books written by our fellow indie authors. In this episode, we discuss the contemporary billionaire romance The Fine Print, book 1 of the Dreamland Billionaires series by Lauren Asher.

SPOILER WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers for The Fine Print.

BOOK RECS:

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June 12, 2023 50 mins

Welcome to season three of the show! This season we're focusing on indie books, and we couldn't be more excited to read and discuss books written by our fellow indie authors. This episode, we're discussing post-apocalyptic romance series starter Broken by Imogen Keeper. (NOTE: We had some technical difficulties with an internet outage, so the end of the episode gets cut short.)

SPOILER WARNING: This episode ...

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Welcome to season three of the show! This season we're focusing on indie books, and we couldn't be more excited to read and discuss books written by our fellow indie authors. First up is the YA Fantasy Romance House of Eclipses by Casey L. Bond. (We loved it!)

SPOILER WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers for House of Eclipses.

BOOK RECS:
The Hollows (series) by Kim Harrison

UP NEX...

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For this BookTok Book Talk episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss Julia Whelan's self-narrated romantic women's fiction book, Thank You For Listening. (Spoiler: We loved it!)

SPOILER WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers for Thank You For Listening.

BOOK RECS:
A Kingdom of Walls (series) by Tanya Bird
The Hollows (series) by Kim Harrison
Spells for Forgetting  by ...

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Bestselling fantasy authors Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue discuss Jennifer Niven's gut-wrenching YA book, All the Bright Places, and the Netflix movie. (Be sure to check trigger warnings on this book!)

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about All the Bright Places, both the book and the adaptation.

BOOK RECS:
A Kingdom of Walls (series) by Tanya Bird
The Hollows (series) by Kim Harr...

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For this BookTok Book Talk episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss the dark and spicy reverse harem Peter Pan retelling, The Never King, by by Nikki St. Crowe.

SPOILER WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers for The Never King.

BOOK RECS!
Spells for Forgetting  by Adrienne Young
Pale Demon  buy Kim Harrison
Defender of Walls by Tanya Bird
Within These Wicked Walls by Laure...

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Bestselling fantasy authors Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue discuss Jane Austen's long beloved classic, Pride and Prejudice, and compare it to the 2005 movie adaptation.

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about Pride and Prejudice, both the book and the 2005 adaptation.

BOOK RECS:
Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young
Rejection by Meg Anne and K. Loraine

CURRENT DEALS & S...

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For this BookTok Book Talk episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss the extra spicy reverse harem paranormal romance, Obsession, by Meg Anne and K. Loraine. (SPOILER: We loved it!)

SPOILER WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers for Obsession and some for the second book, Rejection.

BOOK RECS!
Spells for Forgetting  by Adrienne Young
Obsession  by Meg Anne and K. Loraine
Reject...

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For this BookTok Book Talk episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree, a cozy, low-stakes epic fantasy story that can absolutely be read as a standalone.

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers for Legends & Lattes.

BOOK RECS!
The Cascadia Series by Sarah Lyons Fleming
The Hollows Series by Kim Harrison
The Sunshine Girls by Molly Fader...

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Bestselling fantasy authors Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue discuss the Middle Grade / Young Adult fairy tale retelling The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani and the 2022 Netflix adaptation of the same name.

WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about The School for Good and Evil, both the book and the film.

BOOK RECS:
Tales, You Win by Bea Paige
Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison

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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, Blac...

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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
Dive...

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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...

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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.

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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!

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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

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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

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The Darkest...

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