Jeff & Will are on the movie this week. That doesn't stop them from bringing you the very best in gay fiction. Jeff reviews the audiobook of Jack of Thorns by Amelia Faulkner and narrated by Joel Leslie. The guys also discuss the YouTube Red original series Step Up: High Water, a spin off of the Step Up movie franchise.
Jeff interviews Becky Albertalli, author of the best selling book Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda which hits the big screen this week under the title Love, Simon. Jeff and Becky talk extensively about the book's journey to the screen, including why the title changed, which actor came up with a new scene that Becky loves, and Oreos!
Complete show notes for episode 127 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will give a shout out to Pucks & Percentages, the new m/m hockey romance serial from V.L. Locey and RJ Scott. They also look at the horrible author payout Audible made after the first quarter of the Audible Romance Package.
WIll reviews The Bunny and the Billionaire by Louisa Masters. The guys review Tom of Finland, the amazing biopic about the famed Finnish artist.
Brandilyn and Jeff discuss the Young Adult works of Rick Riordan, which includes the Percy Jackson series, and in particular, the inclusive universe Riordan has created for LGBTQ+ characters.
Complete show notes for episode 126 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will start off with updates from the past week.
They give a birthday shout out to The Ripped Bodice bookstore, which celebrates its second anniversary on Sunday, March 4.
The Book2Pod service is discussed further, including some listener feedback from last week's sample. Book2Pod's Nigel, the British narrator, provided the intro for this week's show.
New patron Liz is welcomed.
Jeff reviews The Sumage Solution by G.L. Carriger and narrated by Kirt Graves. The guys review of The Fireman's Pole by Sue Brown with narration by Finn Sterling.
Poppy Dennison chats about her new Bartlett Boys series as well as the forthcoming re-launch of Coconut Grove, which she co-writes with M.J. O'Shea. She also talks about her entry in the Heart2Heart charity anthology.
Complete show notes for episode 125 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will kick off the episode with updates on writing and that they both registered for GayRomLit. They also talk about a listener email they got.
The 2018 Winter Olympics are discussed, especially the representation from openly gay athletes Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy.
The Book2Pod service was unveiled last week, offering to create computer-read books in podcast format. Jeff submitted a sample of his book, Dancing for Him, so listeners can sample a book as read by computer. The 100 second sample is on the shownotes page. Jeff & Will encourage listeners to leave their thoughts about the concept in the comments on the shownotes.
Lisa from The Novel Approach recommends books by Andrea Speed, Jordan Castillo Price and Harper Fox.
The guys review the Heart2Heart charity anthology as well as Lucy Lennox's Felix and the Prince.
Lucy returns to the show to talk about Felix, what's coming up next in the Forever Wilde series and lots more.
Complete show notes for episode 124 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will kick off the episode with updates on writing and moving.
A shout out is given to Cupid Strikes Again Free Male/Male romance stories available from February 11-18 from authors including Garett Groves, Piper Scott, Amy Tasukada, Kiki Burrelli, Alex Miska, Lucy Lennox, and others. GayRomLit registration is also discussed as it comes up on Saturday, February 17.
Will reviews Fortune's Slings & Cupid's Arrows by Ari McKay. Jeff reviews Down on the Farm and The Past Comes Home, both by Silvia Violet with narration by Greg Boudreaux. The guys also discuss the films Call Me By Your Name and God's Own Country.
V.L. Locey and RJ Scott stop by to talk about Poke Check, the latest in the Harrisburg Railers series. They also discuss how they become co-writers, what's coming next for them both and give an update on the Changing On The Fly charity anthology.
Complete show notes for episode 123 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Kickstarters have begun for two of Jeff & Will's favorite things: Where the Bears Are (for season seven) and Love & Luck Podcast (for season 2).
New patron RobK is welcomed.
Lucy Lennox stops by to talk about the Heart 2 Heart charity anthology that releases this week. She tells us about the origin of the book as well and the charities it supports.
Jeff and Will discuss Wrapped Up in You by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine, which is also being made into a film by PassionFlix. Jeff also reviews The Glamour Thieves by Don Allmon.
Greg Tremblay is interviewed and gives his origin story, the scoop on his most recent titles by Santino Hassell and A.M. Arthur as well as a look at his process. He's also got a giveaway.
Complete show notes for episode 122 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will open the show talking about their past week in writing and revisions. A couple of shoutouts are given to Oscar nominees, Call Me By Your Name and The Greatest Showman. They also discuss the past week's announcement that Kobo and WalMart have formed a partnership to distribute ebooks and ereaders.
New patron Cali is welcomed.
Jeff reviews Fish Stick Fridays by Rhys Ford. The guys also review the indie movie Do You Take This Man starring Anthony Rapp and Jonathan Bennett.
Jeff & Will interview A.M. Arthur about her Clean Slate Ranch series, her latest installments in the Breaking Free series (out this week), how she got started in gay romance and what's to come in 2018.
Complete show notes for episode 121 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will talk about release week of The Hockey Player's Heart as well as offer some writing updates.
New patrons Lisa and Aurora are welcomed.
Jeff reviews Straight from the Heart by Sam Burns, Come What May by A.M. Arthur, Romancing the Werewolf by Gail Carriger along with a re-read of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. The guys also talk about two TV shows that debuted in the past week: FX's American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace and the latest CW superhero show Black Lightning.
Author Heidi Cullinan and voice artist Iggy Toma return for the second part of their interview with Jeff. In this week they discuss how their collaboration started and how it works, their latest audio Antisocial, what's coming this year for both of them and more.
Complete show notes for episode 120 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will discuss various aspects of their debut collaboration, "The Hockey Player's Heart." The book is now available from Dreamspinner Press at all major online book retailers.
Among the topics they talk about this being Will's debut novel, their writing process, populating the book with out and proud characters, their love of category romance, short reads vs. epic length, the small town setting and they wrap up with Will reading from the book's prologue.
Complete shownotes are available at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will talk about the release of The Hockey Player's Heart, which happens on Tuesday.
New patron TJ is welcomed.
Christina from Christina's Bookshelf has recommendations for books by Nicky James and Christian Baines.
Jeff interviews author Heidi Cullinan and voice artist Iggy Toma about their collaboration on The Roosevelt series, which is Carry the Ocean and Shelter the Sea. In part one of their interview, Heidi talks about the origins of the characters and story while Iggy talks about bringing those characters to life.
Complete show notes for episode 119 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will open the show with news that the blog tour for The Hockey Player's Heart gets underway this week. The guys will be doing Facebook Live segments on their author page starting Wednesday, January 10 and the tour starts on Friday, January 12 at Hearts on Fire.
Plans were also made to attend the Los Angeles Times Book Festival, April 21 and 22. They'll have much more details on what they'll be doing there closer to the event. A brief mention is also given to The Ripped Bodice bookstore, which appeared on the CBS comedy Life in Pieces this past week.
Jeff reviews Shelter the Sea by Heidi Cullinan and read by Iggy Toma as well as Among the Living (PsyCop #1) by Jordan Castillo Price and read by Gomez Pugh. They guys also briefly talk about The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, which they watched on PBS this past week.
Editor turned author Kris Jacen talks about her debut book, Wait for Me, and what led her to become an author in her own right after working with writers for a decade as Editor in Chief of MLR Press. Her next book, "Explore with Me," arrives February 9.
Complete show notes for episode 118 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will wish everyone a Happy New Year as they kick off the first episode of 2018. The guys also review their past week, which included getting the paperback of The Hockey Player's Heart in the mail.
Will reviews Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin while Jeff reviews Wild Trail by A.M. Arthur. The Greatest Showman film is also discussed.
The guys review 2017 in books and writing and also unveil some 2018 plans for both. From a health standpoint, they discuss their time on the potato diet, covered in The DIY Spud Fit Challenge, which has made them healthier over the past two months.
Rhys Ford returns for the second part of her interview. This time we learn about her influences, how she got started writing in the genre and what's coming in 2018.
Complete show notes for episode 117 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will wish everyone Happy Holidays before recapping their week of writing. Jeff got word that Schooled, the second book in the Codename: Winger series, has a publication date of May 1.
Layla is welcomed as a new patron.
Dani from Love Bytes Reviews is here with a final round of holiday book recommendations for 2017.
Jeff reviews Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan and Rebel by Rhys Ford. Jeff & Will also discuss Fox's A Christmas Story Live! as well as the amazing performance of "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" by Chris Weaver (and friends) during the finale of The Voice.
Jeff talks to Rhys Ford for part one of an interview. She talks about her new book Rebel (which comes out Friday, December 29) and the 415 Ink series, why Rebel is her unique take on romance, how she planned the series and more.
Complete show notes for episode 116 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will kick off the show with news about Codename: Winger #3, their second Dreamspun Desire and early reviews for The Hockey Player's Heart.
Eli is congratulated for winning the Happy Holiday Paperback Giveaway.
Jay from Joyfully Jay discusses best of 2017 books, holiday stories (including ones with a Hanukkah setting) as well as new titles she's been reading.
Jeff reviews A Day Makes by Mary Calmes while Will reviews Wild Trail by A.M. Arthur, Desperately Seeking Santa by Eli Easton and Finding Home by Garett Groves.
Jeff & Will interview Annabeth Albert. She has the scoop on her latest book, Wheels Up, as well as what's happening in her other series. Plus she talks about her author inspirations, the first gay romances she read and what's coming in 2018.
Complete show notes for episode 115 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will kick off the show talking about winners of the Rainbow Awards, which were announced last week.
They also discuss the recently launched Top 2 BOTM podcast, the 12 Days Before Christmas MM Historical Fiction Blowout (which starts December 12) and the ongoing Rainbow Advent Calendar event.
New patron Robert is welcomed
Lisa from The Novel Approach talks about holiday romances from RJ Scott, the late Paul Alan Fahey's Rainbow Award winning book as well as an advance look at her Best of 2017, including books by Soren Summers and Steve Berman.
Will reviews In Case of Emergency by Keira Andrews, Three Under the Christmas Tree by Silvia Violet and the guys both talk about Needing a Little Christmas by Silvia Violet and narrated by Sean Crisden. Jeff then gives his own take on Up for the Challenge by Riley Hart & Devon McCormack, which Will reviewed in a previous episode.
Jeff interviews Erin Kyan, creator of the Love & Luck Podcast, about this unique romance that unfolds in a series of voice mails between Jason and Kane, two Australians who fall in love and discover they have some magic abilities.
Complete show notes for episode 114 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will kick off the show talking about everything that happened on December 1. They were guests on Rachael Herron's How Do You Write? podcast, which is the first time they've talked about their writing journeys and their collaboration. Jeff talks about submitting Codename: Winger #3. The guys also mention the cover reveal for The Hockey Player's Heart and direct people to Love Bytes Reviews to get in on the celebration giveaway.
It's the final week for the Holiday Paperback Giveaway.
New patron Clem is welcomed.
Will reviews The Perfect Match by Matt Burlingame. Switching to TV, the guys review the CW superhero crossover event Crisis on Earth X, Barbra Streisand's Netflix concert The Music, The Mem'ries, The Magic, Where the Bears Are season six and Eastsiders season three.
Kit Williamson and John Halbach stop by to talk about Eastsiders season three with some behind the scenes scoop plus they discuss their new website, Where Gentlemen Go, and what's coming up next for them.
Complete show notes for episode 113 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will recap the week, which included wrapping up revisions and updating websites.
Two noteworthy events happen on Friday, December 1. Jeff & Will reveal the cover for The Hockey Player's Heart, the book they co-wrote, on Love Bytes Reviews. There'll be a giveaway there for people to take advantage of as well. Also, December 1 begins the Rainbow Advent Calendar, which will feature a different LGBT romance each day for readers to pick up.
Laura is welcomed as a new patron.
Jeff & Will jointly review A Home for the Holidays by Joe Cosentino and narrated by Joel Leslie. Will reviews Santa's Naughty Helper by Ari McKay and Up for the Challenge by Devon McCormack & Riley Hart. Jeff discusses, Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aicman and narrated by Armie Hammer as well as Wait for Me by Kris Jacen.
Jeff & Will sit down with Devon McCormack and Riley Hart in an interview that was recorded at October's GayRomLit retreat. Devon and Riley talk about how they started writing together, what's coming up next year and much more. Plus there's a bonus reel with even more from the interview, which is available on YouTube and all the regular podcast outlets.
Complete show notes for episode 112 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
In this bonus episode Jeff & Will present more of their interview with Devon McCormack & Riley Hart. The writing duo talk about the differences in their co-writing and solo projects, why the go the self publishing route, how much fun they had writing "Owning It" and their use of the surprise book release strategy.
Make sure to catch episode 112 for the rest of Devon & Riley's interview.
Complete show notes for episode 112 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving before briefly recapping their week.
Will offers reviews of Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns by Tara Lain, Vampire Claus by Robert Winter and Coming Home by Garett Groves. Jeff meanwhile talks about Hell & High Water, the first book in Charlie Cochet's THIRDS series.
Some of the podcast’s Patreon supporters, along with Jeff & Will, share books they are thankful for. Listeners are encouraged to leave comments on this week’s shownotes page to say what books they are thankful for.
Jeff interviews Charlie Cochet to discuss this week’s release of Tried & True, the final book in the THIRDS series featuring Dex & Sloane. She also chats about the December release of The King's Courage and what’s coming up in 2018.
Complete show notes for episode 111 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff recaps his writing week with news that he finished the first draft of the third book in the Codename: Winger series.
Jeff & Will celebrate the ten year anniversary of the Kindle and also talk about Audible's new Romance Package subscription service. They also announce the Happy Holiday Paperback Giveaway, which runs through Sunday, December 9.
New patron Rachael is welcomed.
Will reviews Hot Mall Santa by A.J. Truman, Line in the Sand by Ari McKay and Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman. Jeff reviews Turtles all the Way Down by John Green. Turning to music Jeff talks about new albums from Kelly Clarkson and Kyle Riabko and this season of The Voice is also discussed.
J. Scott Coatsworth drops by to chat about his new novel The Stark Divide and talks about what's new at Queer SciFi, Queer Romance Ink and new blog tour service, Other World Ink.
Complete show notes for episode 110 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will recap their writing week with updates on Jeff's Codename: Winger #3 as well as their co-written book, The Hockey Player's Heart, which now has a publication date of January 15, 2018.
New patrons Lindsay and Ann are welcomed.
Jeff reviews The Queen & The Homo Jock King by TJ Klune and Harmonious Hearts 2017, an anthology of LGBTQ+ YA stories written by authors aged fourteen to twenty-one. Will reviews Lace Covered Compromise by Silva Violet and Two for Trust by Elle Brownlee. Together, the guys talk about Santa's Husband, a children's book written by Daniel Kibblesmith with illustrations by AP Quach.
Jeff interviews Adam Reynolds and Chaz Harris, the creators of the Promised Land children's book. They discuss the origin of that book as well as their new project, Maiden Voyage, which has a Kickstarter running through November 13.
Complete show notes for episode 109 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will recap their crazy post-GRL week and make note of events happening in the upcoming days: Big Gay Fiction Podcast's second podcast-iversary on November 2 as well as Will's birthday coming on November 4. Of course there's also Halloween on October 31.
The guys mark the passing of author Sandrine Gasq-Dion.
Kendra is thanked for increasing her pledge on Patreon.
NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, gets underway on Wednesday and Jeff & Will discuss how Jeff's being a rebel this time out.
An Entertainment Weekly story on "The Moonlight Effect" is discussed, along with the movies the article covers.
Jeff interviews his co-authors from the Changing on the Fly: The Second Period charity anthology. Heather Lire, V.L. Locey and RJ Scott discuss why the anthology is back for a second year, their stories from the anthology and what's coming up next for each of them.
Complete show notes for episode 108 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
This week's show is all about Jeff & Will's experience at GayRomLit 2017, which just wrapped up in Denver.
They talk about the various activities they took part in, the interactions they had, and how much of a good time they had even while the event wore them out.
They also thank the show's new patron: Aerielle
Complete show notes for episode 107 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com
For their third live episode from GRL 2017 in Denver, Jeff & Will welcome TJ Klune and Poppy Dennison.
Among the topics discussed: Returning to GRL after a year away, their favorite things from this year's retreat, being a full time writer, what they have releasing in the coming months and much more.
Look for the GRL wrap-up in episode 107.
For their second live episode from GRL 2017 in Denver, Jeff & Will welcome two authors who are attending GRL for the first time: Garett Groves and Chris Owen.
We talk about what brought them to GRL this year, what they've thought of the event so far with day two at a close. They also tell people who may be considering making a trip to GRL why they should make the trip. Plus, Chris and Garett tell us what's coming up next.
Look for more bonus content from GRL 2017 in Denver through Saturday, Oct 21.