Big Gay Fiction Podcast

The Big Gay Fiction Podcast is for avid readers and passionate fans of gay romance fiction. Each week we bring you exclusive author interviews, book recommendations and explore the latest in gay pop culture.
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Dec 25, 2017

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

Dec 18, 2017

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

Dec 11, 2017

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

Dec 4, 2017

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 MagicWhere 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

Nov 27, 2017

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 HartJeff 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

Nov 27, 2017

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

Nov 20, 2017

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

Nov 13, 2017

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

Nov 6, 2017

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

Oct 30, 2017

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

Oct 23, 2017

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

Oct 22, 2017

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.

Oct 21, 2017

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.


Oct 20, 2017

Jeff & Will did their first ever live episode on Oct 19 and played host to four of their contributors--Jay from Joyfully Jay, Lisa from The Novel Approach, Dani from Love Bytes Reviews and Christina from Christina's Bookshelf.

They talked about the first full day of GRL 2017, what they hope to get out of events like GRL, discoveries they've made, what they're still looking forward to and more.

Look for more bonus content from GRL 2017 in Denver through Saturday, Oct 21.

Oct 18, 2017

In this short bonus episode, Jeff & Will offer a few tips to help ensure people attending GayRomLit in Denver have a great time. Among the topics: hydration, joining in, self care, not stressing out and being ready to enjoy the unexpected.

Look for more bonus episodes from GayRomLit, October 18-22.

Oct 16, 2017

Jeff & Will kick off the show talking about Jeff's new book, Tracker Hacker, which releases on Tuesday, October 17. They discuss the blog tour, how he's been creating posts, and the promo video he shot.

Brandilyn stops by with recommendations with a spotlight on Felice Stevens.

Jeff reviews the new anthology Myths, Moons & Mayhem: Paranormal Gay Menage and Erotic Romance, which was collected by Dale Cameron Lowry. The guys also review the YouTube show Danny The Manny.

This week's GayRomLit Retreat is previewed as the guys discuss the schedule of events they're participating in as well as what they are looking forward to. The podcast will have several special broadcasts and listeners should keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for specific details.

The 2017 GRL Blog Tour wraps up with A.E. Via who discusses her new book, her first foray into paranormal, and talks about her venture into publishing new authors. She also got a giveaway for the new book along with a swag pack.

Complete shownotes for episode 106 are at

Oct 9, 2017

Jeff & Will kick off the show talking about their writing activities for the week before revealing they they are not going to be able to attend Read with Pride Northwest as they'd planned to.

National Coming Out day is Wednesday, October 11 and they discussed why the day continues to  be important. They also announced a second book is coming from the Promised Land creators. The Kickstarter for Maiden Voyage begins October 11 and they encouraged listeners to back the project.

New patron Dee was welcomed.

Dani from Love Bytes Reviews joins the show to discuss a number of authors she's been reading lately that she's enjoyed, plus two books that are coming up soon that she's looking forward to.

Jeff reviews The Lawrence Brown Affair and The Ruin of a Rake, both by Cat Sebastian, as well as the recently released gay hockey romance charity anthology Changing on the Fly: The Second Period. Will reviews City Boy by A. E. Wasp.

The 2017 GRL Blog Tour continues with Meghan Maslow who discusses her new book (which she's giving away to one lucky listener) and tells us what she loves about going to GayRomLit. 

Complete shownotes for episode 105 are at

Oct 2, 2017

The podcast begins with a recap of what Jeff's been up to as he works on various aspects of three Codename: Winger books.

The charity anthology Changing on the Fly: The Second Period, which benefits the You Can Play project, releases on October 4. The anthology features four terrific new stories by Jeff, Heather Lire, V.L. Locey and RJ Scott.

The guys briefly recapped their trip to Sacramento, where they'll likely move in 2018.

Jeff & Will congratulate Derek & Romaine for winning Best LGBTQ Podcast in the 12th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards. They also give a shout out to one of their new favorite podcasts, Talk of the Toon, which recaps Masters of the Universe episodes.

Christina from Christina Bookshelf stops by to talk about her recent focus on debut authors.

Jeff & Will review the Matthew Bourne production of The Red Shoes, which just wrapped up its U.S. premiere in Los Angeles.

Jeff talks to Author Marshall Thornton and voice artist Joel Leslie about their collaboration on the audiobook of Femme, Marshall's 2016 novel that was nominated as Best Gay Romance at the Lambda Literary Awards. They also discuss what Marshall and Joel have coming up next.

Complete shownotes for episode 104 are at

Sep 25, 2017

Jeff & Will kick off the show with no news since they recorded in advance while they're away.

The American Library Associations' Banned Book Week runs September 24-30 and the guys talk about some of the 2016 stats on banned books. Jeff also discusses one of the books on the top 10 list that he's read, David Levithan's Two Boys Kissing.

Lisa from The Novel Approach talks with Jeff about what the blog is planning for Banned Book Week and also offers up a couple of book recommendations.

Will reviews The Ruin of a Rake by Cat Sebastian. Jeff & Will also review the French coming-of-age film, Being 17.

Addison Albright stops by as part of the 2017 GRL Blog Tour. She talks about her Vows Box Set along with the arrival of Til Death Do Us Part on audiobook. She's also got a giveaway for listeners.

Complete shownotes for episode 103 are at

Sep 18, 2017

The podcast begins with a tribute to Edith Windsor, the LGBTQ activist whose Supreme Court case legalized marriage equality in the U.S.

Jeff talks more about the editing that went on in the past week.

Jeff reviews the new Love & Luck Podcast that premieres this week. It's a fictional radio play podcast that focuses on the romance between Kane and Jason. The guys also discuss the film Handsome Devil, a coming of age / sports / find your own voice movie.

Suzanne Brockmann returns to the show. This time she discusses her author journey, which includes making sure her son could find himself in her books.

Complete shownotes for episode 102 are at

Sep 11, 2017

Jeff & Will kick off the show talking about the edits they worked over the past week. Will equates the editing on The Hockey Player's Heart to having to re-knit a sweater.

Jeff mentions the cover reveal for the Changing on the Fly: The Second Period anthology is coming up on Wednesday, September 13 on the authors's websites. They guys also discuss their upcoming appearance on the LeftofStr8 podcast, which airs on Monday, September 11.

Jeff talks about Cycle for the Cause, the Northeast AIDS Ride, which happens this coming weekend. It's the final week for fundraising.

Will reviews Taming Teddy by Lucy Lennox. The guys rave about the first three episodes of Where the Bears Are Season Six. They also revisit Amazon's The Last Tycoon and talk about how they've fallen for Outlander on Starz as they recently starting viewing from season one.

Posy Roberts stops by as part of the 2017 GRL Blog Tour. Posy discusses what she's been up to since last GRL and what's coming up for her writing. She's also got a giveaway for podcast listeners.

Complete shownotes for episode 101 are at

Sep 4, 2017

Jeff and Will kick off the 100th episode with champagne and a reflection on the podcast milestone as well as the announcement that they are giving away a Dreamspinner Press $100 gift card to celebrate, courtesy of Dreamspinner Press. They also toast their 20th marriage anniversary, which comes up on September 7.

Jeff updates on the progress he's making boosting his word count using Dragon Dictation for transcriptions.

Will reviews the books Owning It by Devon McCormack and Riley Hart and Off Base by Annabeth Albert. Jeff also discusses K.C. Wells's Out of the Shadows.

Jeff interviews best-selling author Andrew Grey. They start off talking about Andrew receiving the RWA Centennial Award this year for publishing 100 books as well as his new book, Never Let You Go, which comes out this week. Andrew also talks about how he got started writing, where he gets his ideas and how he keeps up his writing pace.

Complete shownotes for episode 100, plus the chance to win the Dreamspinner Press gift card, are at

Aug 28, 2017

Jeff & Will kick off the show talking about the edits they worked on this week for both their co-written book, The Hockey Player's Heart and Jeff's second Codename: Winger book. Jeff also talked about the results he got using the transcription functions in Dragon Dictation software.

Jeff encouraged listeners to donate to Cycle for the Cause for this year.

Jay from Joyfully Jay talked with Jeff about the details for the blog's Reading Challenge Month, which kicks off September 4. She also recommended books by E.J. Russell and Eden Winters. They guys also talked about the reading categories and how they might fill them.

Will highlighted the recently released books in the new Dreamspun Beyond line. Jeff reviewed the audio book of Martin Wilson's We Now Return to Regular Life. He also talked about a couple summertime viewing options with ABC's reboot of Battle of the Network Stars and CBS's asteroid thriller with a pretty cast, Salvation.

Trina Lane stopped by as part of the 2017 GRL Blog Tour to talk about her upcoming release of An Imperfect Union as well as what she's looking forward to at this year's retreat.

Complete shownotes for episode 99 are at


Aug 21, 2017

Jeff and Will start with a recap of their week, including trying to read two books at once, how Jeff's doing with Dragon Dictation and two sets of edits arriving at the same time.

They congratulate the winners who received a copy of Bru Baker's audiobook of Tall, Dark & Deported and they provide a recap of the menage/poly recommendations that listeners provided.

The podcast has been nominated in the 12th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards. Jeff discusses this year's Cycle for the Cause ride and asks for donations to support the LGBT Center's critical HIV/AIDS programs. Listeners are also reminded about the RGRTransAwareEvent that continues at Rainbow Gold Reviews through August 27.

The guys discuss Amazon's original series, The Last Tycoon before Will reviews Out of the Shadows, the latest book from K.C. Wells, who then joins them for an interview. K.C. talks about her books, plot bunnies, writing style and the place where two fans once discovered her while she was working on a book.

 Complete shownotes for episode 98 are at

Aug 14, 2017

Jeff opens the show talking about his experience with Dragon Dictation during the past week.

Bethany from Rainbow Gold Reviews is welcomed to the show and gives details on the RGR Trans Aware Week that runs from August 14 through 27.

Jeff & Will both review Clare London's Romancing the Ugly Duckling, which was performed by Joel Leslie. Then Jeff's reviews Something Like Spring by Jay Bell and performed by Kevin R. Free. Turning to movies, they guys talk about the noir thriller Kiss Me, Kill Me and the documentary Dancer. Will continues the film discussion with Get Out and documentary Doomed.

Jeff interviews Alex Miska as part of the 2017 GRL Blog Tour. Alex talks about her Moore Romance series as well as what she's looking forward to at GRL and what to expect from her later this year.

 Complete shownotes for episode 97 are at

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