Exciting Updates Bawdy Bookworms (2022)

Exciting new year updates for Bawdy Bookworms

A note from our founder on our upcoming changes. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Happy new year! Can you believe 2022 starts tomorrow?

2021 was a giant roller coaster ride!

On the plus side, my first romance novel was published by Avon Books, and Bawdy Bookworms grew exponentially. On the not-great side, my family has been dealing with mental health issues (we’re getting help and doing ok). 

Thien-Kim on Happy Endings release day

What I want to focus on for 2022 is to do what makes my heart sing.

What makes my heart sing are these two things:

  • to feature inclusivity in romances and
  • to give you, my community, the tools and confidence to embrace pleasure fearlessly.

Because I want to go ALL IN on these two things, I’m making some major changes to Bawdy Bookworms. Don’t worry, I’ll still be around, and Bawdy Bookworms isn’t going anywhere!

Changes to Bawdy Quickie Monthly

As of today, December 30, 2021, we are sunsetting the Bawdy Quickie Box.

The January Quickie Box will be the very last one. How does this affect you?

  • If you’re a subscriber, your subscription will be cancelled effective today. There is nothing you need to do.
  • If you’d like a January Box, you can get one as a one-time purchase. The website has already been updated to reflect this.

January Quickies will ship out next week as planned.

Changes to Deluxe Quarterly Box

Starting with our Spring Box (available mid-March), the Quarterly Box will transition to feature inclusive romances. Basically we’re moving the best things about the Quickly monthly boxes to the Quarterly Box. It’ll still include a high-quality toy plus 2-3 fun items.

How does this affect you?

  • If you’re already a Quarterly subscriber, nothing will change (except more diverse romances coming your way!)
  • If you’re not yet a subscriber, join now to reserve your spot for Spring. You’ll also receive the Winter Box.

For those who are Quickie subscribers, I hope you’ll join the Deluxe Quarterly Box and continue our journey together as we discover new diverse romances and new-to-us authors.

Winter Boxes include Tempt by Ainsley Booth (so sexy!) and will ship starting January 11, 2022.


Why the changes?

Supply chain issues: I love curating the monthly Quickie Boxes and introducing you to diverse authors and romances. However, due to changes in the supply chain, it’s become more challenging to include quality toys in these boxes. Manufacturers are raising prices and it’s not sustainable for me to include the quality of products I want to put in the boxes.

More community-oriented events:  By changing the Quarterly boxes to include diverse romances, Bawdy Bookworms can provide more community-oriented events for you. That means a more consistent virtual book club discussions and adding live video/chats with our feature authors. AND more videos from me to share how to find the best toy for your body and embracing fearless pleasure.

Balance: I need more mental space to take care of my family–and myself. I’ve been hustling (I hate that word) for the past several years to build this business. I started Bawdy Bookworms because I wanted to help people and be my own boss. I can help more people by focusing on the Quarterly Box and our community.

Thank you for reading to the end. If you have any questions, please contact us.



I have some very exciting plans for YOU and Bawdy Bookworms in 2022. Stay tuned.

Here’s a kickass new year and doing more things that make our hearts sing.

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