Jeff & Will are on the road this week at the Dreamspinner Author Conference and Disney World!
The guys review the Russel Tovey film, The Pass. Jeff discusses Barrel Proof, the third Agents Irish & Whiskey book, by Layla Reyne and Game Point by M.J. O'Shea.
Jeff & Will welcome Sarah Wendell from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. Sarah tells us why she started the blog and its companion podcast. We also delve into some of her favorite m/m romances, how the genre has evolved and what she hopes to see it going into 2019.
Complete shownotes for episode 155 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will talk about the development deal Bea and Leah Koch from the Ripped Bodice signed with Sony Pictures Television and the Kickstarter Kit Williamson and John Hallbach started to fund the fourth and final season of Eastsiders.
Will reviews the webseries After Forever. Jeff reviews Savior by Rhys Ford and recommends listeners to pre-order The Bones Beneath My Skin by TJ Klune. Will looks at the novella Flirt by Lucy Lennox.
Jeff interviews Rhys Ford about Savior, the second book in the 415 Ink series. They also talk about the forthcoming urban fantasy anthology Devil May Take Meas well as what else is coming up from Rhys.
Complete shownotes for episode 154 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will kick off the show with a celebration of their of their 21st wedding anniversary. They also congratulate Jess who won the Hank Edwards giveaway from episode 151.
Recapping their recent TV viewing, the guys discuss The Man Who Invented Christmas, The Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Sugar Rush.
On the book front, Jeff gives his thoughts on Hudson's Luck by Lucy Lennox and Will reviews Duke in Denial by Alexandria Ainsworth.
Jeff & Will welcome Rosalind Abel, Mildred Abbott and a special super secret guest. They find out the origins of Rosalind's Lavender Shores series and Mildred's Cozy Corgi cozy mysteries as well as what's coming up for both by the end of the year.
Complete shownotes for episode 153 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
The guys start off by wishing all of the US listeners a Happy Labor Day. Jeff also shares the news that the cover reveal for Audio Assault, the third book in the Codename: Winger series, happens on Monday, September 3 at GayYa.org.
Jeff talks about the past week's powerful performance by Darius and Taylor on So You Think You Can Dance. The guys also review the documentary Rebels on Pointe and the film Saturday Church.
On the book front, Jeff reviews Borrowing Blue by Lucy Lennox and Will reviews Hudson's Luck by Lucy Lennox as well as Pumpkin Spice Omega by Susi Hawke.
Jeff interviews Alexander C. Eberhart about this debut YA novel, There Goes Sunday School. They discuss the inspiration for the book, Alex's author influences and what he likes to read, his writing process and what's coming up next.
Complete shownotes for episode 152 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
The Queer Sacramento Author Collective reading took place on Friday night at the Lavender Library featuring readings from LE Franks, Pat Henshaw, Amy Lane, J. Scott Coatsworth and co-host Jeff Adams.
Crabbypatty is welcomed as the newest patron.
Jay from Joyfully Jay stops by with a preview of the upcoming Reading Challenge Month, which begins September 3. She also recommends books from Tal Bauer, Lee Welch, Amy Lane and N.R. Walker.
Summer movies The Meg, Christopher Robin, Becoming Bond and Crazy Rich Asians are briefly discussed. Jeff talks about his first visit to Rosalind Abel's Lavender Shores with a quick review of The Palisade while Will goes on to review the fourth Shores book, The Shipwreck.
Hank Edwards, our first Coastal Magic Convention Featured Author guest, is here to talk about the latest in his Critter Catchers series as well as the re-release of his Fluffers, Inc.series. He also tells us what he enjoys about Coastal Magic and gives us a look at what's coming next for him. The details on the giveaway he's offering are at the bottom of the shownotes page.
Complete shownotes for episode 151 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
This week the podcast celebrates its 150th episode, which features a freshened up introduction and closing by voice artist Derrick McClain.
The guys congratulate the filmmaking team of Jason T. Gaffney, Ed Gaffney and Suzanne Brockmann on Analysis Paralysis getting its world premiere screening at September's Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival.
The documentary Kiki is reviewed. Jeff then reviews Not Your Villain by C.B. Lee and also gives a shoutout to Rhys Ford's upcoming book, Savior. He encourages people to pre-order that ahead of its mid-September release.
Author and filmmaker Brian Sloan is interviewed about his latest project, West 40s. Brian also talks about earlier works, such as his YA novels, the film WTC View and what he currently enjoys watching.
Complete shownotes for episode 150 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will welcome new listeners who discovered the show because of episode 147 with TJ Klune and Kirt Graves. The guys also announced the show is now available on Spotify.
Sandy is welcomed as a new member of the Patreon community.
The reality crafting series Making It is discussed as are the documentaries When the Beat Drops, about Atlanta's bucking scene, and Light in the Water, which chronicles the history of the West Hollywood Aquatics Club.
Will reviews the cozy mystery Cruel Candy by Mildred Abbott and Jeff reviews Scorpio Hates Virgoby Anyta Sunday.
The guys interview Geoffrey Knight about the Fathom's Five series and My Billionaire series. Geoff also talks about what got him started writing, who some of his author influences are and if the findings from his Why Straight Women Love Gay Romance book still hold true today.
Complete shownotes for episode 149 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Opening this week's show, Jeff announces that he submitted the fourth Codename: Winger book.
Kendra is congratulated as the winner of the Layla Reyne giveaway from episode 146.
The guys talk about the latest Kickstarter from Suzanne Brockmann and Jason T. Gaffney for their upcoming film Out of Body.
Will reviews Kidnapped by the Pirate by Keira Andrews and Jeff reviews Five Minutes Longer by Victoria Sue and There Goes Sunday School by Alexander C. Eberhart.
Jeff interviews Carrie Pack about her latest book, Past Imperfect, as well as her new podcast, Bi Sci Fi. Carrie's also giving away a paperback ARC of Past Imperfect. For a chance to win, listeners should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word "Past" in the subject line. More details on the giveaway are at the bottom of the shownotes page.
Complete shownotes for episode 148 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
This week Jeff interviews TJ Klune and Kirt Graves. Ravensong, the sequel to TJ's best selling Wolfsong, releases on Tuesday, July 31. TJ discusses what readers can look forward to in Ravensong, which takes place before, during and after the events in the first book. TJ also discusses what's still to come in the Green Greek series.
Kirt relates how he got into audiobook narration, how he got the Wolfsong job (which was his first) and the recording of that book. Kirt and TJ also discuss how their collaboration works.
Other topics include what draws readers to Joe and Ox, the length of books and why TJ likes long stories. Both of them discuss what's in their futures as well, including TJ's upcoming The Extraordinaries series and October's The Bones Beneath My Skin.
Complete shownotes for episode 147 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
The show kicks off this week congratulating Suzanne Brockmann, who accepted her Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award with a powerful speech.
Missy is congratulated as the winner of the free Coastal Magic Convention registration that we gave away back in episode 144.
Jeff gives a shoutout to marInspired for their amazing dance this past week on World of Dance. The guys also discuss the documentaries Making Fun: The Story of Funko and Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.
Will reviews The Veranda, the third in Rosalind Abel's Lavender Shores series. Jeff reviews Imperial Stout, the first book in Lalya Reyne's new Trouble Brewing series.
Layla then talks with Jeff about her new series, as well as the Agents Irish & Whiskey series, how she got her start and what's still to come. She's also giving away a mass market paperback copy of Imperial Stout and a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky listener who sends an email to giveaway@biggayfictionpodcast with the word "Trouble" in the subject line (more details on the giveaway are at the bottom of the shownotes page).
Complete shownotes for episode 146 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
The guys kick off the show by welcoming Scott as a new patron and then look back at their favorite summertime vacation memories.
The Coastal Magic Reading Challenge is discussed.
Looking at television, Jeff & Will celebrate the news that Pose will get a second season on FX. They also discuss the new series from Brian Sloan called West 40s as well as season 3 of the Starz series Outlander. The Amazon original A Very English Scandal is also reviewed.
Will reviews The Garden, the second of Rosalind Abel's Lavender Shores series. Jeff reviews Geoffrey Knight's The Temple of Time and Rachael Herron's Fast Draft Your Memoir: Write Your Life Story in 45 Hours.
Lisa from The Novel Approach drops by to recommend two series from Gregory Ashe--Hazard and Somerset and HallowFolk--as well as The Heretic Doms Club series by Marie Sexton.
Complete shownotes for episode 145 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff reports that he completed the first draft of Codename: Winger #4 and that he did volunteer training at Sacramento's Lavender Library, which was featured in episode 142, so that he can work the circulation desk.
Jeff reviews the audiobooks With A Kick Collection #1 by Clare London and narrated by Joel Leslie and Hearts in Ireland by J.C. Long with narration by John Steinkamp. He also discusses the children's book Maiden Voyage. Will reviews The Palisade by Rosalind Abel and narrated by Kirt Graves.
The guys talk to Jennifer Morris, the director of the Coastal Magic Convention. They get all the details on the 2019 gathering, why she started the con and how she curates the weekend's activities. One special listener will receive a free registration to the 2019 convention by using the hashtag #WINMYWAYINCMCON19. Full rules on the giveaway are at the bottom of the shownotes page.
Complete shownotes for episode 144, including the Coastal Magic giveaway details, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
The show kicks off with a look at the Coast Magic Convention's author reveal and news that registration is now open.
Jeff & Will review the plays and musicals they saw on their recent New York trip, including Angels in America, The Boys in the Band, Afterglow, Once on this Island, A Letter to Harvey Milk and Carousel.
They also discuss watching Man in an Orange Shirt and Will reviews Andrew Grey's The Best Worst Honeymoon Ever.
Brandilyn stops by to recommend the audiobooks of North on Drummond by K.C. Burn and Blood from a Stoner by L.A. Witt.
Complete show notes for episode 143 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Big Announcement! The Big Gay Fiction Podcast will be joining the other Featured Bloggers at the 2019 Coastal Magic Convention (February 28 - March 3 in Daytona Beach, Florida).
For movies this week, Jeff talks about the extras on the Love, Simon Blu-Ray while Will talks about two older films featuring gay leading men of yesteryear -Jack the Giant Killer and The Female Animal.
Children's and YA books are also the focus this week. The guys remind everyone that Maiden Voyage, the second book from the duo behind last year's Promised Land, arrives on June 26. Will also reviews Prince & Knight and The Story of Harvey Milk & The Rainbow Flag. Meanwhile, Jeff discusses C.B. Lee's Not Your Sidekick.
The guys visit Sacramento's Lavender Library, Archives, and Cultural Exchange to interview board member Trevor Neeley. They talk about the history of the library, what its mission is, how it serves the community and what's coming as it prepares to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. To see Trevor give a tour of the library, go to the last eight minutes of this week's YouTube video.
Complete show notes for episode 142 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will welcome Greywolf as a new patron and also congratulate Jen for winning the ebook giveaway for Running with Lions by Julian Winters from episode 139.
Last weekend's Tony Awards are discussed along with NBC's Rise and the movies Paris is Burning, a documentary about the ballroom scene in late 1980s New York City, and Strike a Pose which looks at the dancers who were on Madonna's Blonde Ambition Tour.
Jeff reviews two books by Seth King: Honesty and Twinkle Toes. Seth is then welcomed to the show to discuss his latest book, Who's Your Daddy? Seth also talks about starting to write at an early age, his process and what it was like to come out with the publication of Honesty.
Complete show notes for episode 141 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will welcome Layla as a new patron and also congratulate Katie for winning the "Champions of Desire" giveaway from Christa Tomlinson from episode 138.
The guys talk about Pose, the new FX series from Ryan Murphy that looks New York City's ball culture in the late 80s. Netflix original film Alex Strangelove is also discussed. Jeff reviews the first two books in Layla Reyne's Agents Irish & Whiskey Series, Single Malt and Cask Strength.
Jeff interviews Charlie David about his new anthology TV series Shadowlands, which is based on his short story collection. Charlie talks about adapting his stories for television, what it was like directing scripted television for the first time (including directing himself) and what projects are coming next for him. He's also got a discount code for listeners to get 25% off of Shadowlands on Vimeo.
Complete show notes for episode 140 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will wish everyone a happy Pride month.
The guys congratulate recent giveaway winners: Dee, Theresa, Danielle and Christina who won Audible codes from episode 136 as well as Lisa, Heather and Rhonda who each won an ebook from Hans Hirschi in episode 137.
Jeff reviews The Lightning-Struck Heartby TJ Klune and Running with Lions by Julian Winters.
Jeff interviews debut author Julian Winters. They discuss Running with Lions along with how Julian was encouraged to write the book, his love of comic books and what's coming next. Jeff's also giving away a Kindle ebook of Running with Lionsto one listener. To enter send an email to email@example.com with "Lions" in the subject line.
Complete show notes for episode 139 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff kicks off this week talking about the recent readings by the Queer Sacramento Authors Collective.
Adam Rippon is congratulated for his Dancing With the Stars win.
Jeff reviews the new anthology TV series from Charlie David, Shadowlands. The guys talk about Jason Gaffney's new movie Analysis Paralysis as well as the new short film starring Ben Bauer, Something New. Jeff also reviews Off the Ice by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn with narration by Kirt Graves.
Jeff & Will interview Christa Tomlinson. She talks about her Cuffs, Collars, and Love series as well as the Champions of Desire series. The guys also get the lowdown on her roller derby past as well as discuss her recent blog post on the lack of diversity in gay romance. She's also got a tremendous Champions of Desire prize pack to give away to one lucky listener.
Complete show notes for episode 138, including the chance to win the prize package from Christa Tomlinson, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
The guys start off with a discussion about Jeff's writing week and the just wrapped RT Booklovers convention in Reno. They also mention a reading coming up this Friday, May 25 from authors in the Queer Sacramento Authors Collective that will be streamed on Facebook Live.
Jeff & Will talk about Adam Rippon's contemporary dance this week on Dancing with the Stars, which got him into the finals. They also discuss their trip to see Stars on Ice where Adam, Nathan Chen and other figure skaters performed.
Together they review Cocky by Sean Ashcroft and narrated by Joel Leslie. Jeff continues with a look at the sequel, Ballsy.
Author Hans M. Hirschi talks to Jeff about his new book, Returning to the Land of the Morning Calm, including what went into writing a book about an 84-year-old African American man going back to Korea looking for the lost love of his youth. He's also got a giveaway where three listeners can win one of his backlist titles.
Complete show notes for episode 137, including the chance to win an ebook from Hans Hirschi, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff updates everyone on the Codename: Winger books, including news that Tacker Hacker (book #1) is available for free, through May 15, at Amazon and other online retailers.
Mark, Maureen and Katie are congratulated for winning the Keira Andrews giveaway from Episode 134. They guys also share the news that Tammy Middleton's Autism Awareness Auction in April raised more than $2400.
Kendra is thanked for raising her pledge on Patreon.
The guys talk about Adam Rippon's stint on Dancing with the Stars.
Will reviews Showing Him the Ropes by Christa Tomlinson. Together, Jeff & Will review Wilde Fire by Lucy Lennox. Jeff discusses Nothing Happened by Molly Booth and Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli.
Audiobook narrator Finn Sterling (aka Jess Hanks) stops by to talk about how he got into the business, what his favorite type of characters are to voice as well as the band he's in. Along with Dreamspinner Press, he's offering four listeners the chance to win an Audible code to get one of his books.
Complete show notes for episode 136, including the chance to win Audible codes, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will bring you another episode packed with interviews from the recent L.A. Times Festival of Books. The guys talk to Candy Miller from Interlude Press (Candy also writes as Erin Finnegan), Anne Regan from Harmony Ink Press (Anne writes as Nicki Bennett), Rhys Ford, CJane Elliott, C.S. Poe, Bru Baker and K.C. Wells.
Complete show notes for episode 135 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Schooled, the second book in Jeff's Codename: Wingerseries comes out on Tuesday, May 1.
Lizzy, the winner of the Mary Calmes giveaway is congratulated. R.L. and James are welcomed as new patrons.
Jeff & Will talk about TV they've been watching with the Riverdale take on Carrie: The Musical, Good Girls and Champions. Will discusses To Walk Invisible, a documentary on the Bronte Sisters, and Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women.
Book reviews this week include Will's take on Finding It by Devon McCormack & Riley Hart and Beyond the Seaby Keira Andrews. Meanwhile, Jeff looks at Keira's Kidnapped by the Pirate.
Keira then joins the guys for an interview to talk about her latest, Test of Valor, as well as her origins in fanfic and what's coming up next for her. Keira also has a giveaway for three listeners to win a copy of Valor on the Move, the first book in the Valor series.
Complete show notes for episode 134 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will bring you this episode from the LA Times Festival of Books. This week's show, the first of two with interviews from the weekend, includes sit downs with Dreamspinner Press executive director Elizabeth North and authors C.B. Lee, Laura Stone, Andrew Grey and R.L. Merrill.
Part two of the festival interviews will be in two weeks in episode 135.
Complete show notes for episode 133 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will remind everyone about the Autism Awareness Auction currently happening through the end of the month. They also discuss their April 21 and 22 appearances at the LA Times Festival of Books.
Will reads a special letter to listeners regarding diversity in the gay romance genre.
Will reviews "Bearly Legal" by Kiki Burrelli. Jeff talks about the recent audiobook release of "City Boy" by A.E. Wasp and narrated by Michael Pauley.
Mary Calmes stops by to talk about her latest book, "Twisted and Tied," as well as how she got started in gay romance, her writing process and what's still to come this year. She's also got an audiobook giveaway for listeners.
Complete show notes for episode 132 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will look at some of the authors and exhibitors coming to the L.A. Times Festival of Books on April 21 and 22. They also remind listeners that Joyfully Jay's paranormal theme week is running through April 14.
New patron Danielle is welcomed.
Christina from Christina's Bookshelf recommends two books for baseball season: Love by Number by DJ Jamison and Bases Loaded by Sean Michael. She also talks about Campus Life, a choose your own adventure gay romance, by T.C. Orton.
Will reviews A Match for Mike by Jason & Ed Gaffney. Jeff reviews Swann's Revenge by Shira Anthony and also discusses the audiobook of The Hockey Player's Heart. The guys also review the recent NBC concert presentation of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Tammy Middleton, who writes under the name T.M. Smith, is here with the details on this year's Autism Awareness Month Auction, which runs through April 30. She also talks about her new book, Lover.
Complete show notes for episode 131 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.