What is Shameless Book Club?
What do you read after you've read Fifty Shades of Grey? You want more books like Bared To You? You might be stuck in a rut of smut... or maybe you want to be stuck in a rut of smut.
Founded way back in 2012, Shameless Book Club is a book club for women who hate book clubs. It is a collection of recommended romance and smut books with information about where you can buy the books that I and my columnists read and recommend. It’s not a real book club in that I don’t organize monthly, in-person, wine-drinking, meet-ups. Because let’s face it, no one really reads the books anyway. These books are meant to be read and enjoyed—sometimes one-handed.
Shameless Book Club is also a community of women dependent on one another for recommendations on books, clothes, and lifestyle refinement (with a twist).
Why did you start Shameless Book Club?
As much as I love Amazon and want to have its babies, the recommendations they provided weren't really relevant to what I wanted to read. I needed more information about the books on which I was spending my hard-earned cash. How much sexing is in the book? Is there some BDSM on the pages? Should I expect to be left with blue balls after reading this book you want me to buy, Amazon? These and many other questions are what brought me to realize that there really wasn't a place for me to find answers, so I figured I'd have to make one up myself. And that birthed Shameless Book Club.
Who are you?
Hi. My name is Angie, and I'm a social-media-and-smut-book-reading addict. Hi, Angie... I've been working hard on the magical internet since 2006 when I retired from teaching elementary school to stay at home with my two baby girls. I've been blogging and working online ever since. You can follow my nonsense on Twitter and Facebook. Simply, I'm just a girl, looking at the book world, asking it to love her.
Who are your contributors?
There are others of me on here whom I call contributors, aka Smut Fairies. Think of them as all of my other personalities. You can see more about them under Contributors.
Where can I find all of the places you've been mentioned in the press?
Thanks for asking!
- Orlando Sentinel, October 20, 2016: Convention aims to bring authors, readers out of the shadows
- Yahoo! Finance, September 29, 2016: SHAMELESS BOOK CON HOSTING OVER 100 BEST-SELLING ROMANCE AUTHORS IN ORLANDO
- City Surfing Orlando, October 19, 2016: Romance Authors Come To Orlando For Shameless Book Con Oct 21-23
- Salon.com, January 31, 2015: Do condoms kill the mood of a book? Erotica authors don’t agree on safe sex demands
- Elle Magazine, September 2014: Meet Author Alessandra Torre
- Curvy Girl LIVE with Brittany Gibbons on YouTube, September 2014: With Jasinda Wilder & Angie Lynch
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 2014: 'Three Rivers': Love, Pittsburgh style, done right
- Naughty Ink: Write Erotica by Jamie Fuchs, June 2014: Groups to join
- Hachette on YouTube; January 2014: Jodi Ellen Malpas's Q&A with Smut Book Club
- allParenting, October 2013: Start a Naughty Book Club
- Tangled by Emma Chase (print and e-book), August 2013: Praise for Tangled
- Yummy Mummy Club, August 2013: 5 Romance Book Authors Reveal Their Character Muses
- Mom.me, February 2013: Beyond '50 Shades' Book Club
Interested in featuring Shameless Book Club in your publication or just want to talk about smut books? Contact me!
Have you guys really read all of the books you recommend on Shameless Book Club?
Yes. We absolutely read all of the books we recommend on the blog.
Do you buy all of the books you read?
No. The majority of the books I read are bought and paid for by me thanks to the affiliate money I earn from this website. Some of the books I read and review are ARCs, and those books will be labeled as such.
Do you recommend all of the books you read?
We will only post and suggest books on Shameless Book Club that we rate 4 to 5-star reads. I'd hate for you to spend your pennies on something that wasn't worth your time.
Shameless Book Club is a recommendation website; it is not a review blog. We don't recommend books we didn't enjoy or books from authors we haven't yet read. We do, however, share information about books we find interesting on the Facebook Page and Twitter stream that we have not yet necessarily read.
Why should I trust your recommendations?
Oh, you're not set on blind faith? Finding someone with whom you share likenesses, whether it's books, TV shows, movies, food, men, takes time and proven experience. You won't love every book I love, and I won't love every book you love. We're building a relationship here; I'm wooing you with my experience and my extensive list of satisfied
What are those "Heat Ratings"?
Feverish = rated R; not for kids
Fire = some detailed love scenes; typical of New Adult
Molten = heavily detailed intimate scenes
Nuclear = hottest of the hot; extremely detailed; in-your-face lovin'
Can I suggest a book for you to read?
Yes, please, and thank you! The best way to tell me about your favorite books is to @ me on Twitter or leave a comment on Facebook.
What the heck is an "ARC"?
ARC stands for Advance Reader's Copy, and it is a general literary world term for any book that was provided to me by the author or the author's representation. Any ARC that I read will be tagged in the review as such, and that in no way affects the book's review or recommendation. The only way I can be trusted as a recommender is if I am completely honest with my thoughts on the books I read.
Are you accepting more ARCs?
Always! See how easy it is to submit
to my every whim your book for possible inclusion on this fancy website on the SUBMIT page.
Are you really that pretty in person?
Yes. And I bet you are, too.
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