Dick of the week ep 15: Bumpin’ in the Night

It is officially the best time of the year: Autumn! Stephanie and Liz decided the best way to celebrate the crisp air is by talking about all those ghoulies and creatures that bump (and, hey probably also hump) in the night.

That’s right! We are talking about Paranormal Romance! Werewolves, vampires, ghosts, witches, and demons, my oh my! This is the first episode in a mini little series we will be doing between now and Halloween. In this episode we discuss what makes Paranormal romance so popular and how it is different from other romance genres.

Books/Authors mentioned:

The Lady Pursues by AbbyWheelerRomance on Wattpad

Two Weeks Notice by Whitney G

Eternally Yours series by Tara West

Dick of the Week ep 14: Dear Diary, So There’s This Boy…

This week, on Dick of the Week, Stephanie and Liz (sadly no Duchess this time around) dive into the wonderful, adorable, drama-filled world of Young Adult Romance! Wheeee, YA! This is quite the different genre from what we normally discuss.

Stephanie and Liz both happened to watch To All The Boys I Loved Before and Sierra Burgess is a Loser on Netflix and needed to gush at each other about the cuteness, the awkwardness, and the over-all realness that these new YA movies had. Which of course lead to talking about YA books. Sometimes you just need some sweeter, cheesy, teenage angst.

Books and Stuff in this Ep:

To All the Boys I Loved Before (both a book by Jenny Han and a Netflix Original movie)

Sierra Burgess is a Loser (Netflix original movie)

Close by Laurelin Page

Confessions of a Bad Boy Gamer by Cathryn Fox

Temptation by J D Hawkins

The Wrong Bachelor by Alexandra Moody

Straight Up Irish by Magan Vernon

Touchdown by AJ Phoenix

Join these three lady friends in this wild adventure full of laughs, sassiness, and good times.

Dick of the Week was co-created by Stephanie Kazowz, The Duchess, and Liz Zerkel and is brought to you by CalamityCast, online at calmitycast.com.

 

Dick of the Week Ep 13: A Dick By Any Other Name

Guess who’s back?! ALL OF US! The gang is back together again, and we are here to get down and dirty once more. This week we discuss the sexy words, euphemisms, and metaphors that tend to be popular in romance novels. Because who can just say they stuck their P in the V? Or B. No judgement.  And a Dick by any other name would be his manhood. Or his staff. Or his member. Or his shaft. Or…

Books/Authors mentioned in this ep:

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Night Broken by Patricia Briggs

Bedding the Wrong Brother and Bedding the Bad Boy by Virna DePaul

Join these three lady friends in this wild adventure full of laughs, sassiness, and good times.

Dick of the Week was co-created by Stephanie Kazowz, The Duchess, and Liz Zerkel and is brought to you by CalamityCast, online at calmitycast.com.

Dick of the Week ep 12: Drunk in Love

In this week’s episode we mix things up with our very first guest! Unfortunately Stephanie and Duchess were not available to record, so Liz invited her friend Clare to join her. Clare is both an avid romance reader and an experienced local bartender, with a focus in Whisk(e)y.

The two gals sit back and discuss the use of alcohol in romance novels. Alcohol choices are vastly different depending on the time period and genre of romance. They then discuss how drink choice can be utilized to give greater insight into character traits.

Books and Authors Mentioned:

Steampunk London series by Bec McMaster

Laurell K Hamilton

Sinful Brides series Christi Caldwell (books and audiobooks available on Kindle Unlimited!)

Wild Dancer series Iris Johansen

You can find Clare on Instagram @adram_aday

Thank you for listening to this week’s episode! Dick of the Week was created by Stephanie Kazowz, Duchess, and Liz Zerkel. You can find this show and others at calamitycast.com

Dick of the Week ep 11.5: Dickin’ Around with Liz

Hello there, Listeners! It is I, one of your lovely hosts, Liz! This is just a mini little episode I did by myself because unfortunately due to work and travel issues (Stephanie’s job took her to San Diego Comic Con, HOW COOL!!!) and dumb ol’ migraines, we were not able to get together to do a real full episode for this week. Instead, I sat by myself in my basement and awkwardly chatted to myself. It’s great, I promise.

A big thank you to everyone who came to the first ever CalamityCast Live show that occurred on July 21. Keep an eye on Good, Morning Spacemerica since the live show will be published there. This includes a live reading of Love & Lust!

Books, Author, and Articles Mentioned:

The Obsession by Nora Roberts

Stephanie Kazowz on Wattpad (Start will Celeste. Liz is currently reading Sasha)

Hot Scots series by Donna Alam

Love Machine by Kendall Ryan

Yes, Bigfoot Erotica is Absolutely a Thing article

Join these three lady friends (or, well, in this case, just Liz…) in this wild adventure full of laughs, sassiness, and good times.

Dick of the Week was co-created by Stephanie Kazowz, The Duchess, and Liz Zerkel and is brought to you by CalamityCast, online at calmitycast.com.

 

Dick of the Week ep 11: Hey Baby, You DTF?

WE ARE BACK! Thanks for letting us have our mini little break for the 4th.

This week we decided to talk about technology within romance novels. In our audiodrama, Love & Lust, our characters use technology to keep their relationship going due to busy schedules (and to get their motors going, wink!). In lots of modern romance stories, and modern relationships in real life, technology is incredibly important. Despite sometime being awkward.

 

Books/Authors/Series mentioned in this Episode:

The Masters of Shadowlands series by Cherise Sinclair

Kayneinteruptedme on Wattpad

Let’s Get Textual by Teagan Hunter

The Varlet and the Voyeur (Book 4 of the Ruby series) by L. H. Cosway and Penny Reid

Travesty series by Piper Lawson

Rachelle Mills

 

Join these three lady friends in this wild adventure full of laughs, sassiness, and good times.

Dick of the Week was co-created by Stephanie Kazowz, The Duchess, and Liz Zerkel and is brought to you by CalamityCast, online at calmitycast.com.

 

Dick of the Week ep 10: Meet Cutes Not Cute Meats

The ladies are so excited to reach TEN episodes! Thank you so much for being with us on this journey.

Speaking of journeys, every love journey has to start somewhere, right? RIGHT! This week, Stephanie, Duchess, and Liz are discussing meet cutes, or the first time the leading folks meet each other. Now, this isn’t always love at first sight. In fact, some of us prefer when things go badly when they meet instead of that dreaded instalove (but that’s just some of us. You do you, boo).

Books/Authors/Series mentioned in this episode:

Jay Crownover- Marked Men series

Jay Crownover- Getaway series

Play Me by Katie McCoy

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E Reichert

Amanda Usen- Sexy Chefs series

Three Blind Dates by Meghan Quinn

Join these three lady friends in this wild adventure full of laughs, sassiness, and good times.

Dick of the Week was co-created by Stephanie Kazowz, Duchess, and Liz Zerkel and is brought to you by CalamityCast, online at Calamitycast.com

Dick of the Week Ep 9: Royally Screwed

Princes and Dukes and Kings, oh YES (Or, you know, Princesses and Duchesses and Queens. We like them all)!

In honor of the Royal Wedding, the ladies of Dick of the Week sit down to chat about royalty in romance novels. Who doesn’t dream at one point or another of Prince Charming sweeping them off their feet? But…is it as good as it actually sounds? Take a listen as we discuss the good and the bad of the Royal trope in Romance.

 

Books and Authors Mentioned:

Sexy Bastard Series by Eve Jagger

The Swedish Prince by Karina Halle

Charmed by the Bartender Piper Rayne

Royal Heartbreakers by Renna Peak and Ember Casey

On Wattpad: @Kanyeinterruptedme

 

Join these three lady friends in this wild adventure full of laughs, sassiness, and good times.

Dick of the Week was co-created by Stephanie Kazowz, Duchess, and Liz Zerkel and is brought to you by CalamityCast, online at calmitycast.com.

Dick of the Week Ep 8: Gimme that Beef!

Join Duchess, Liz, and Stephanie as they tackle a topic they’ve been excited for since the beginning of this podcast: Erotica and Erotic Romance! Bring on those hot, steamy moments!

Authors and Books mentioned in this week’s episode:

In the Line of Duty by Cathryn Fox

Bad Boy Confessions by Cathryn Fox

One Baby Daddy by Meghan Quinn

Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward

Bossman by Vi Keeland

A Secret Affair by Mary Balogh

 

Thank you for joining these three lady friends in this wild adventure full of laughs, sassiness, and good times.

Dick of the Week was co-created by Stephanie Kazowz, The Duchess, and Liz Zerkel and is brought to you by CalamityCast, online at calmitycast.com.

Dick of the Week Ep 7: This Feels WEIRD: The Virgin Trope

In this week’s episode Liz and Stephanie discuss (sadly without Duchess, womp womp) about the use of virgins in romance novels. We talk about the differences between virgins in historical romance versus contemporary and how (spoiler alert) it is totally lame to use virginity as a personality description of a character.

Bonus: Listen to Liz rant about the whole #cockygate thing going down in the romance world right now.

Books and authors we mention in this episode:

Something So Sweet, Book 1 of the Breakaway series by Meika Usher

Heart of the Duke Series by Christi Caldwell

Light Weight by Kristy McManus

Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover, Book 4 of the Rules Scoundrels by Sarah MacLean

Tess Oliver on Radish

Love Rush by @HTEllis on Wattpad

Dick of the Week: Burning Rage: Or Why We Hate “Trashy”

You know what angers us more than most other things regarding Romance Novels? How often and automatically folks use the term “trashy” to describe the genre.

Listen to us rant about this topic, while still cracking each other up, because we don’t know how to not laugh a lot.

Join these three lady friends in this wild adventure full of laughs, sassiness, and good times.

Dick of the Week was co-created by Stephanie Kazowz, The Duchess, and Liz Zerkel and is brought to you by CalamityCast, online at calmitycast.com.

Mentioned Authors/Books:

Christi Caldwell- Sinful Bride series and Wicked Wallflower’s series

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Saddle Up: Somewhere Texas by Jodi Vaughn

Taken by SteamyHot (Wattpad and Inkitt)

Dick of the Week Episode 5: Bare Chested Men; Hair Optional

In the 5th installment of Dick of the Week, the ladies discuss who their ideal hunky heroes are (spoilers: they all have beautiful hair and strong arms) before discussing the one aspect of a book everyone is quick to judge: the cover. Stephanie, Duchess, and Liz dive into what they find attractive in a book cover and what makes them say “no thanks” to a book among a genre that tends to rely on hard abs and seductive looks.

 

A special thanks to our listeners who contacted with us on social media regarding what you like or dislike regarding book covers! You all made prepping for this episode so much fun.

 

Books and Authors Mentioned:

Here’s to Yesterday by Teagan Hunter

Adios Pantalones by J Sterling

Norse Series by Gina Conkle

Loco, Texas Series by Codi Gary

Jodi Vaughn

 

Thank you for joining these three lady friends in this wild adventure full of laughs, sassiness, and good times.

Dick of the Week was co-created by Stephanie Kazowz, The Duchess, and Liz Zerkel and is brought to you by CalamityCast, online at calmitycast.com.

Dick of the Week Episode 4: Hot Tasty Treats & Happy Ever Afters

Romance is officially defined as having a central love story and an optimistic and uplifting ending, however the gals at Love & Lust wanted to dive deeper into that definition and question it. Does every single romance novel really need a happy ending? Spoilers: we don’t all agree with each other on this topic BUT we have plenty of giggles and fun discussing it.

Join these three lady friends in this wild adventure full of laughs, sassiness, and good times.

Dick of the Week was co-created by Stephanie Kazowz, The Duchess, and Liz Zerkel and is brought to you by CalamityCast, online at calmitycast.com.

Helpful Links & Featured Authors:

https://www.scinders.com/ S Cinders (Wizard of Oz inspired books plus lots of others)

https://www.wattpad.com/user/Whiskeyqueenn/about @whiskeyqueenn on Wattpad and Twitter

https://bookriot.com/2017/04/10/if-it-doesnt-have-an-hea-or-hfn-its-not-romance/ Sarah Nicolas article on HEAs

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/888115.Who_s_Been_Sleeping_in_Your_Head_ Who’s Been Sleeping in Your Head by Brett Kahr

 

Dick of the Week Episode 3: Fighters, and Cowboys, and Babies, OH MY!

Join Duchess, Liz, and Stephanie in this week’s episode of Dick of the Week where they discuss all of the romance novel tropes they love and hate (and the ones they should hate but love anyway, or love to hate and therefore sort of love? (whew, confused yet??))! Everyone knows that romance novels utilize tropes in their stories. Listen as the ladies break down some of the most common ones! 

Check out some of the authors, books, and series discussed in this week’s episode that fall into some of our favorite tropes:

Sexy Bastard series by Eve Jagger

Rugby series by L.H. Cosway

Killian by Brenda Rothert

Noah (5th Street Series) by Elizabeth Reyes

KayneInteruptedMe (Wattpad author)

Thank you for joining these three lady friends in this wild adventure full of laughs, sassiness, and good times.

Dick of the Week was co-created by Stephanie Kazowz, The Duchess, and Liz Zerkel and is brought to you by CalamityCast, online at calmitycast.com.

Dick of the Week Episode 2: The Faves: Real Dirty, Real Raunchy, Real Good

In the second installment of Dick of the Week, Stephanie, Duchess, and Liz discuss all of their favorites within the Romance genre. Check out some of the best books, authors, and series that they highly recommend!

Just a few of the favorites mentioned:

  • Tessa Dare
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • Jane Austen
  • JD Hawkins
  • Octavia Butler
  • Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll
  • Plus so much more!

Join these three lady friends in this wild adventure full of laughs, sassiness, and good times.

Dick of the Week was co-created by Stephanie Kazowz, The Duchess, and Liz Zerkel and is brought to you by CalamityCast, online at calmitycast.com.

Dick of the Week Episode 1: Meet the Smutsluts: Uncut & Uncircumcised

In this first ever episode of Dick of the Week, CalamityCast’s sexiest new podcast, Stephanie, The Duchess, and Liz introduce themselves and explain what got them interested in creating a podcast dedicated to the vast and fantastic world of Romance novels. The ladies also explain what first interested them in reading and writing romance novels along with how each of them find and obtain new books.

Join these three lady friends in this wild and new adventure full of laughs, sassiness, and good times.

Dick of the Week was co-created by Stephanie Kazowz, The Duchess, and Liz Zerkel and is brought to you by CalamityCast, online at calmitycast.com.

Dick of the Week!

From the creative minds of Love & Lust, CalamityCast‘s upcoming Smutcast, comes Dick of the Week, our sexiest podcast yet! Join Stephanie, The Duchess, and Liz as they chat about all of their favorite, and not so favorite, aspects of the Romance genre. Each episode will dive into their own personal experiences with reading and writing within this genre, and why they think it’s time to no longer consider Romance just a guilty pleasure.Dick of the Week will post every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month starting on the ultimate day of love: Valentine’s Day. We invite you to pour a glass of wine or brew a cup of tea and snuggle up with us as we get down and dirty about romance!