Pretty Mess Reading Podcast: Where Romance Gets Messy
Jamie McGuire’s Sad, Rich, White Life :(

Jamie McGuire’s Sad, Rich, White Life :(

August 7, 2019

Somebody come help Jamie McGuire's white son! He is suffering! 

Being a rich, white male is fucking up his life - according to his mother.

I tried to have a civil conversation with her. I had hope that something I said resonated with her. I thought we were really getting somewhere. That was a NEGATIVE! When I went back to her post to reply to something, I saw that wasn't the case and decided to stop commenting.

One of my blogger friends asked if I would do a podcast about this whole thing considering I'm known for being pretty messy. I have always steered clear of social issues on this podcast because this is a place to discuss books. However, since this is involving a well-known romance author, whose books I read, I made an exception.

Let's get into it, shall we. . .

Episode 115 - Top 5 Tips To Balance Reading Life and Real Life

Episode 115 - Top 5 Tips To Balance Reading Life and Real Life

July 15, 2019

As a reader we often find ourselves wanting to dive into a book when we really need to focus on our daily lives. I know I do. Over the years I've struggled to finding a balance between wanting to read and wanting to be present in whatever I'm doing. There are 5 things that I have implicated into my life to keep an even balance and I'm sharing those with you today. I hope you enjoy.

Episode 114 - When They See Us

Episode 114 - When They See Us

July 8, 2019

Todays episode is all about When They See Us, a Netflix limited series. I sit down with my 13 y/o son and husband to discuss the importance of this series and how it affects our lives personally. I urge you to listen with open ears and minds.

When They See Us Podcast

When They See Us Podcast

July 8, 2019

Todays episode is all about When They See Us, a Netflix limited series. I sit down with my 13 y/o son and husband to discuss the importance of this series and how it affects our lives personally. I urge you to listen with open ears and minds.

When They See Us

When They See Us

July 8, 2019

Today's episode is all about When They See Us, a Netflix limited series. I sit down with my 13 y/o son and husband to discuss the importance of this series and how it affects our lives personally. I urge you to listen with open ears and minds.

Episode 113 - LGBTQ Community/Authors of Color

Episode 113 - LGBTQ Community/Authors of Color

June 10, 2019

I'm back!!!

It feels so good to record podcast again. 

On today's episode, my husband and I are discussing an issue that came up regarding authors who dismiss the LGBTQ communities feelings regarding writing stories with gay or lesbian characters.

We also discuss why some authors feel their books with black women on the cover do not sale as well as the other books.

I'm also going to share some of the books that I have been reading by authors of color. 

Fair warning - My husband's Scottish accent is very strong. 

Episode 112 - Author Faleena Hopkins Trademarks Cocky

Episode 112 - Author Faleena Hopkins Trademarks Cocky

May 8, 2018

Before you listen to this podcast I want to inform you a few things.

  • I curse. . . a lot.
  • I say bitch. . . a lot.
  • I think Faleena Hopkins may need mental help. . . I could be wrong.
  • My husband has a strong accent and I hope you can understand him ok. I asked him to tone that accent down for the podcase and hopefully he does.

Faleena Hopkins decided to trademark the word "cocky" to protect her brand - or so she says. I'm not buying it. 

Episode 111 - Interview With Robinne Lee

Episode 111 - Interview With Robinne Lee

April 23, 2018

Hey lovers!!!

If you haven't read The Idea Of You by Robinne Lee - I have no idea what you are doing with your life. I can say The Idea Of You is one of those books that will always stay with me and I recommend for all of my reading friends. 

I had the privilege to chat with Robinne Lee about The Idea Of You, her acting career, what's she's working on and what we can look forward to in the future from her. 

Enjoy!

Episode 110 - Messy Mondays - Are Bloggers Pimps or Hoes

Episode 110 - Messy Mondays - Are Bloggers Pimps or Hoes

April 16, 2018

Since becoming a blogger I have often wondered if I'm appreciated within the book world. Sometimes I feel like I am being taken advantage of. 

Bloggers work very hard to put out quility reviews for books but we do we get out of it? I personally enjoy blogging so I guess you can say it makes me happy. What I don't enjoy is the behind the scene bullshit that goes on.

I don't like PR companies dictating when I should do something all because they sent me a free ebook. I don't like being "blacklisted" because I didn't post or review something in their timeframe.

PR companies get paid from the authors. Bloggers do not. Bloggers blog because we want to. Right now, for me, blogging is starting to feel like a unpaid job. I'm being pimped out. I'm tired of being used and I thought it would be interesting to hear my beautiful sister's opinion on the matter. Take a listen.

Episode 109 - Messy Monday’s

Episode 109 - Messy Monday’s

April 9, 2018

Welcome to the very first episode of Pretty Messy Monday's! 

Pretty Messy Monday's is the place I get to come to and talk as much shit as I want. I guess I do that anyway's but here I am going to focus on characters from stories that I am not ready to let go of for many reasons. But today's episode is going to be more personal.

I was blocked on social media from L.J. Shen - who used to be one of my favorite authors until she decided to go and get petty. She took it upon herself to send people nasty messages about me and my blog and it's only fair that I get a chance to tell my side of the story.

I have supported this little girl's books for the longest time but because she didn't like a review I gave her for a book of hers, I became enemy number one. Don't try to come for me and expect me not to have something to say about it. I didn't think my review was that bad. I guess some people are just sensitive. If you are going to be in the entertain business then you need to thicker skin.

Here's what happens when you dislike a book of someone that you are "cool" with. This is why I don't like getting close with authors. I will not be used!