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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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Jul 19, 2021

After opening the show with a review of "Slippery Creatures" by KJ Charles, Jeff interviews the author about the "Will Darling Adventures," which recently concluded with the June release of "Subtle Blood." KJ discusses the pulp influences in the trilogy, and how the characters of Will and Kim evolved for her over the course of the series. KJ also talks about how she started writing, the benefits of having been an editor for a publishing house, and what she's working on next. Of course there are book recommendations as well.

Complete shownotes for episode 323 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Jul 12, 2021

Authors Kat and Agnes, the duo who are known as K.A. Merikan, have been together more than 15 years and produced many fan favorite books. We talked with them about the upcoming 11th and final book in their "Guns n' Boys" saga, as well as about their trip into the Old West earlier this year with the "Dig Two Graves" duology. Kat and Agnes also talk about the "Curse Bound" series, how they met and got started writing, plus we get details on several books that are coming up next for them. Of course, we cap off the conversation with some book recommendations.

Complete shownotes for episode 322 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Jul 5, 2021

Author E.J. Russell joins us this week to talk about the interactive game that's being made based on her novel "Cutie and the Beast." We also discuss the stories she's released this year that are part of shared universes, "Playhouse Purgatory" in "The Magic Emporium" and "King's Ex" in "Royal Powers II." We take a look at the historical Jeff & Will have fallen for, "Silent Sin." E.J. has increased her audiobook production this year, working with narrators Joel Leslie and Greg Boudreaux, and she gives us the scoop on the audio coming our way. Of course we also get into how E.J. started writing and get a book recommendation.

Complete shownotes for episode 321 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Jul 1, 2021

Jeff & Will kick off the show talking about what they've been watching, with a mix of classic toys, incredible comedies, documentaries, 1970s variety specials, and musicals

Next it's a look at books they're looking forward to this month, including titles from Annabeth Albert, Lauren Blakely, Jocelynn Drake, Charlie Novak, Mia Monroe, Lane Hayes, Geoffrey Knight, Jackie North, RJ Scott and TJ Klune.

The show wraps up with reviews. Jeff looks at "One Last Stop" by Casey McQuiston, "Heart Ripper" by K.A. Merikan, and "Punch Me Up to the Gods" by Brian Broome. Will discusses "Meet Cute Diary" by Emery Lee, "May the Best Man Win" by ZR Ellor, and "Sunset Springs" by Kacen Callender.

Complete shownotes for episode 320 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Jun 28, 2021

The guys welcome back Jay from Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach to talk about what they've been reading recently. They discuss books by Paul Rudnick, Maria Ingrande Mora, Kate Hawthorne, Jason June, Joanna Chambers and M.A. Grant. Plus, they each share a book they're looking forward to in the coming months, including titles by Annabeth Albert and David R. Slayton.

Complete shownotes for episode 319 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Jun 24, 2021

Jeff & Will dive into the third book in the "Walker Boys" series from Ari McKay as they talk about "Seeking Solace," a sweet and sexy vacation romance. As always, in our book club discussions there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven't read the book yet.

Complete shownotes and transcript for episode 318 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Jun 21, 2021

Jeff & Will congratulate Roan Parrish on the cover reveal of her upcoming holiday story "The Lights on Knockbridge Lane," which is also the first gay romance to appear in a Harlequin series line. Jeff also discusses season 2 of Hulu's "Love, Victor."

In a conversation from a recent Big Gay Fiction Live, authors from the "Love is All" anthology talk about this year's edition, which benefits the National Center for Transgender Equality. Anthology creator Xio Axelrod shares why she created the anthology four years ago. During the conversation Xio, along with contributors Rachel Lacey, Chantal Mer & Susan Scott Shelley, Connor Peterson and R.L. Merrill tell what their stories are about and what pride means to them. Plus we hear from two authors who couldn't be part of the live show, Meg Bonney and Sophia Soames, about their contributions.

Complete shownotes for episode 317 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Jun 14, 2021

Jeff & Will talk about the final season of FX's "Pose" and the film adaptation of "In the Heights."

The guys discuss author Steven Rowley's Audible Original "The Dogs of Venice" and his delightful new novel, "The Guncle." Jeff then talks with Steven about "The Guncle," its "Auntie Mame" influences, and how Steven struck the balance between humor, grief and a little bit of romance. Steven also shares his experience recording the audiobook, offers some book recommendations, and shares what Pride means to him.

Complete shownotes for episode 316 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Jun 10, 2021

Jeff & Will shout out a Carina Adores online Pride event coming up on June 14 featuring authors Adriana Herrera, Roan Parrish, Hudson Lin and Penny Aimes.

Jeff talks with Kirt Graves about narrating the "Codename: Winger" young adult series. They discuss why Kirt wanted to take on the series, and his desire to voice more YA books. Kirt gets into the differences in voicing YA versus romance, as well as why he's live streaming some of his recording sessions on Discord. Kirt also asks Jeff questions about the "Winger" series, and they talk about some of the experiments they're doing with the way the "Winger" audiobooks are being released (including being available for purchase directly from Jeff's website). At the end of the episode, listeners can sample the prologue and first chapter of "Tracker Hacker" as read by Kirt.

Complete shownotes for episode 315 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Jun 7, 2021

Jeff & Will announce the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for June: "Seeking Solace," the third book in the "Walker Boys" series by Ari McKay.

Jeff reviews "Jay's Gay Agenda" by Jason June and "Meet Cute Diary" by Emery Lee before he interviews the authors about their debut YA novels. Jason June and Emery discuss the inspiration for their stories, both drawn from their own lives. They also talk about their desire to bring an authentic teen experience to the page, exploring themes like first times, finding pronouns that fit, and telling stories where queer teens get a happy ending. They also share what Pride means to them, and offer book recommendations.

Complete shownotes for episode 314 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

May 31, 2021

Jeff & Will kick off Pride month with a few announcements. They talk about their new article on the Frolic website with nine queer YA stories that need to be on your TBR. They also share info on two events. First is the Big Gay Fiction Live on June 8 at 8pm ET celebrating the release of this year's "Love Is All" charity anthology. Second is Pride Book Fest 2021, which runs June 11-13 featuring over 100 queer creators.

Jeff reviews Paul Rudnick's "Playing the Palace" before interviewing the author / playwright / screenwriter / essayist. Paul talks about the new book, including why he wanted to write a royal romance, what inspired event planner Carter and Prince Edgar, and the fun in writing a big, gay royal wedding. Paul also has details on a couple of his upcoming projects, offers book recommendations and shares what Pride means to him.

Complete shownotes for episode 313 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

May 27, 2021

Jeff & Will dive into the second book in the Walker Boys series from Ari McKay as they talk about "Breaking Bonds" a charming, food-filled romance set at a rustic resort. As always, in our book club discussions there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven't read the book yet.

Complete shownotes for episode 312 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

May 24, 2021

The guys shout out the upcoming charity anthology "Love Is All" which features several m/m authors (including Jeff) and benefits the National Center for Transgender Equality. Jeff discusses his experience of listening live as audiobook narrator Kirt Graves records the "Codename: Winger" series for its release the summer.

Will talks about Hudson Lin's new book "Hard Sell" and then Jeff interviews Lin, who gives us the scoop on the new book, and her plans for continuing the "Jade Harbour Capital" series. She also shares how she got started writing, her love of scenes involving food and why romance is the best genre. We also learn about her "World of Stories" podcast and the Queers of Colour website.

Complete shownotes for episode 311 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

May 17, 2021

Jeff & Will shout out the new FX documentary series "Pride."

After Jeff reviews "Coaching the Nerd," the second book in Eli Easton and Tara Lain's "Nerds vs. Jocks" series, he chats with Eli and Tara. This is the first time either author has collaborated, and they talk about how they came together, figured out what the "Nerds vs. Jocks" series would be, and the stories each of the three couples would have. They also discuss what's coming up next, including more co-written books, and some of the difficulties working solo again. Plus, they share a book recommendations.

Complete shownotes for episode 310 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

May 13, 2021

Jeff & Will announce the availability of this year's Pride cards for members of the podcast Patreon community. They also discuss the TV projects being developed based on Adam Silvera novels.

Layla Reyne and Jeff talk about the conclusion of the “Fog City” series, including a deep dive on the final books, “Queen's Ransom” and “Silent Knight.” Layla talks about how she got back into writing in 2020 by writing these books, the fun she had bringing in so many cameos from the Whiskeyverse, and the books she's got planned next. Layla's got a few book recs too.

Complete shownotes for episode 309 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

May 10, 2021

Jeff & Will discuss the televised return to the ballrooms of “Pose” on FX and “Legendary” on HBO Max. They also look at the Pride issue of “The Knot” magazine featuring Jonathan Bennett and Jaymes Vaughn.

Author / Screenwriter / Director JC Calciano talks about “Revenge of the Brobot,” his latest book which continues his “Steam Room Stories” universe. He also discusses how “Steam Room Stories” got started a dozen years ago, the new “Steamy Stories Podcast” and what got him started telling stories across multiple mediums.

Complete shownotes for episode 308 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

May 6, 2021

Jeff & Will talk about how happy they are to find m/m romance and LGBTQ+ YA books at their local Barnes & Noble and Target stores. They also discuss some comfort television, including HGTV's “Bargain Block” and Nick's “The Barbarian and the Troll.”

The guys highlight books they are looking forward to in May: “A Husband for Hartwell” by J.A. Rock and Lisa Henry, “May the Best Man Win” by ZR Ellor, “The Guncle” by Steven Rowley, “Playing the Palace” by Paul Rudnick, “Hard Sell” by Hudson Lin, and “Just A Little Mischief” by Merry Farmer.

Reviews wrap up the show as Jeff talks about “Silent Knight”  by Layla Reyne and “Cinnamon Roll” by Anna Zabo. Will takes a look at “Temple” by Avril Ashton.

Complete shownotes for episode 307 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

May 3, 2021

Jeff & Will are pleased to announce that the May Big Gay Fiction Book Club Selection is “Breaking Bonds” by Ari McKay.

Gregory Ashe and C.S. Poe talk about their “Auden & O'Callaghan Mystery” series, including the latest in the series “A Friend in the Fire.” Greg and Carroll talk about how their collaboration began, the inspirations for Sam and Rufus, and what their writing process looks like. We also find out about the romance convention crossover between the “Snow & Winter” and “Borealis” books, as well as what's coming next for both of them. Of course, we also get book recs, and Carroll recommends a very unexpected title.

Complete shownotes for episode 306 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Apr 29, 2021

This month, Jeff & Will talk about the charming, food-filled, small town romance “Striking Sparks” by Ari McKay. As always, in our book club discussions there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven't read the book yet.

Complete shownotes and transcript for episode 305 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Apr 26, 2021

Jeff & Will talk about two streaming musicals they recently enjoyed: “The Last Five Years” and “[title of show].”

Spencer Spears discusses his brand new series, “Rebel Hearts,” which is a spin off of the “Murphy Brothers” series. Spencer shares why he decided to continue writing about characters living on Summersea Island, and why he loves to write and read series. He also talks about writing three holiday stories in 2020, how he got started writing romance, and that a camboy romance is something he really wants to write.

Complete shownotes for episode 304 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Apr 19, 2021

Jeff & Will congratulate the finalists of the Romance Writers of America Vivian Award, including two authors of m/m romance: LaQuette for “Under His Protection” and Philip William Stover for “There Galapagos My Heart.”

Anna Zabo talks about “Cinnamon Roll,” their installment in the “Bold Brew” shared universe series. They share the origins of Max and Tom and how they wanted to write a BDSM story that was full of kindness. Anna also shares what's coming up for them later this year, including some much anticipated sequels. Plus they have a book recommendation.

Complete shownotes for episode 302 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Apr 12, 2021

Jeff & Will talk about movies they've watched recently: the HBO documentary “Tina,” “Late Night” with Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson, the Amy Poehler-directed “Moxie,” and documentary “The Last Blockbuster.”

They also have book reviews, including “Infinity Reaper” by Adam Silvera, “The Gentleman and the Lamplighter” by Summer Devon, “A Friend in the Dark” by Gregory Ashe & C.S. Poe, “Bridesmates” by Sydney Smyth, and “Schooling the Jock” by Eli Easton & Tara Lain.

Complete shownotes for episode 302 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Apr 8, 2021

Jeff & Will update listeners on their 100 Day Projects. Jeff also talks about the dance programs they've watched recently.

Robbie Couch talks with Jeff about his debut young adult novel, “The Sky Blues.” Robbie shares the inspiration for main character Sky, Sky's friends, and the fictional Michigan town where this rom-com / mystery story takes places. We also find out Robbie's author origin story, what's coming next, and there's also a book recommendation.

Complete shownotes and transcript for episode 301 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Apr 5, 2021

Jeff & Will celebrate 300 episodes of the podcast and make a big announcement about the show's future. They also discuss their happiness at the return of “The Great Pottery Throwdown” to HBO Max, and the queer representation in season 4.

Jeff talks with debut author Everina Maxwell about her sci-fi adventure romance “Winter's Orbit.” They discuss Everina's inspiration for Prince Kiem and Count Jainan as well as how Everina balanced the romance, sci-fi, and suspense elements. She also talks about the story's earlier incarnation on Archive of Their Own, what got her started as a writer, and what's still to come. Everina also has a book recommendation.

Complete shownotes for episode 300 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Apr 1, 2021

The Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for April is announced: “Striking Sparks” by Ari McKay. The guys also share the news of a new online book convention called IQARUS as well as a new fiction podcast from JC Calciano, “Steamy Stories.”

Jeff & Will discuss books they're looking forward to in April, including titles by Rebecca James, Annabelle Greene, Jaxon Knight, and Kris Ripper along with two anthologies, “Taking a Chance” and “Fables Retold.” Jeff also reviews “The Sky Blues” by Robbie Couch and Will reviews his re-read of “Served Hot” by Annabeth Albert.

Complete shownotes and transcript for episode 299 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

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