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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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Oct 18, 2021

In the spirit of Halloween, Jeff & Will talk about the new TV series "Chucky," which is based on the classic horror movie franchise and features a gay teen as its main character.

Jeff talks with author Sara Dobie Bauer about her new adult, rom-com, horror story "This is Not A Horror Movie," which also happens to be this month's Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection. We talk about where the characters of Emory and Connor came from, as well as all of the horror movie references Sara uses in the story. We also get details on Sara's love of romance and horror, why it's important to her to include mental health themes in her book, and what's coming up next for her.

Complete shownotes for episode 340 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!

Oct 14, 2021

Jeff & Will preview 14 books that are coming before the end of October, including titles by Ariella Zoelle, Max Walker, Kai Butler, J.R. Gray, Edie Montreux, Roe Horvat, Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes, Keira Andrews, Alice Winters, EM Lindsey & Marina Vivancos, Merry Farmer, Noah Steele, Joanna Chambers & Sally Malcolm, and Lauren Blakely.

The guys also review books they've recently read: "Light from Uncommon Stars" by Ryka Aoki, "Head to Head" by Eli Easton & Tara Lain, "A Lord to Love" by Sara Dobie Bauer, and "Brook Street: Thief" by Ava March.

Complete shownotes for episode 339 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Oct 11, 2021

To kick off the holiday season, Jeff & Will welcome Roan Parrish. The conversation starts with Christmas and Roan's holiday romance "The Lights on Knockbridge Lane." The book, the third in the "Garnet Run" series, is historic in that it's the first time an m/m romance has been a part of a Harlequin series line. Roan talks about the romance between Adam and Wes, writing about pets that aren't cats and dogs, as well as writing her first ever child character.

Shifting gears to Halloween, we discuss Roan's Audible Original "Strange Company." This collection of creepy short stories includes a mix of old and new stories perfect for the season. Roan shares her love of Halloween and scary things, as well as the experience of working with her girlfriend, Timmi Meskers, who composed the music for the production.

Complete shownotes for episode 338 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!

Oct 7, 2021

Jeff & Will present a conversation that took place between authors Frederick Smith, Chaz Lamar Cruz and Adriana Herrera. The event was part of the book tour for Frederick and Chaz's book "Busy Ain't The Half Of It." Adriana talked with Fredrick and Chaz about the book and their co-writing experience, including how the process changed since the first book they wrote together. They also discussed reading and writing books with Black characters, the importance of diversity in books and media, and the impact Lil Nas X has had on music and pop culture.

Complete shownotes for episode 337 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!

Oct 4, 2021

Jeff & Will kick off the show with the announcement of the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for October: "This Is Not a Horror Movie" by Sara Dobie Bauer.

The guys talk about four musicals they've watched recently: "Diana" on Netflix, "Everybody's Talking About Jamie" on Amazon Prime, "Come From Away" on Apple, and "Dear Evan Hansen" at the movies.

Books coming in the first half of October are previewed, including titles by Casey Cox, May Archer, Macy Blake, KD Casey, J.M. Dabney, Farhad J. Dadyburjor, Amiee Nicole Walker, and Briar Prescott. Jeff and Will also review their recent reads: "Under the Whispering Door" by TJ Klune, "Drawing Lines" by Jeris Jean, and "Busy Ain't the Half Of It" by Frederick Smith & Chaz Lamar Cruz.

Complete shownotes for episode 336 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Sep 30, 2021

Jeff & Will visit Hollywood for this month's Book Club as they discuss the sexy, sweet story about two actors who fall in love while working on a TV show in Jeris Jean's "Running Lines." As always, in our book club chat there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven't read the book yet.

Complete shownotes for episode 335 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Sep 27, 2021

Jeff & Will welcome back Jay from Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach to find out what they've been reading lately. Recommendations include books by Alison Cochrun, Penny Aimes, Vawn Cassidy, Rory Michaelson, TJ Nichols, Aden Polydoros, Kate Hawthorne & E.M. Denning, and Hailey Turner.

Complete shownotes for episode 334 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Sep 20, 2021

Before we get into this week's interview, Jeff reviews the audiobook of "How to Be Remy Cameron," as well as the new anthology "Black Boy Joy," edited by Kwame Mbalia.

We are super excited this week to welcome Silas Whitaker, a new audiobook narrator who already has a few titles out for young adult and gay romance fans. Author Julian Winters joins us as well to tell the story of how Silas came to narrate "How to be Remy Cameron." We get the scoop on how Silas recorded his first book, managed the large cast of characters, and what his favorite scene was. We also talk about the books Silas has recorded in the gay romance genre. In addition, Julian discusses his short story in the "Black Boy Joy" anthology.

Complete shownotes for episode 333 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!

Sep 13, 2021

Jeff & Will remind everyone that this month's Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection is "Running Lines" by Jeris Jean. The Book Club episode is coming up on Thursday, September 30. In addition, they also share that a previous Book Club selection, Clare London's "Romancing the Rough Diamond," is now available in audiobook narrated by Joel Leslie.

In a change from our usual interviews with fiction authors, we welcome American Ballet Theatre principal dancer James Whiteside to discuss "Center Center," his recently released memoir. James is a dancer, musician, drag performer and has now added author and audiobook narrator to his credits. He talks with us about choosing which of his life experiences to explore and how he used writing to creatively present them.

Complete shownotes for episode 332 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!

Sep 6, 2021

The show kicks off with news about the TransBook365 hashtag, and the Romance for Haiti auction.

Author C.B. Lee is here to talk about "A Clash of Steel," which is the first book in the "Remixed Classics" series where authors from diverse backgrounds take different literary classics from centuries past and reinterpret them. We hear from C.B. about how she approached remixing "Treasure Island," setting it in 1800s China with queer main characters. We also celebrate the fifth anniversary of her "Sidekick Squad" series, including a few hints about the new and final book coming for Spring 2022.

Complete shownotes for episode 331 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!

Aug 30, 2021

The guys announce the September Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection: the delightful Hollywood romance, "Running Lines" by Jeris Jean.

Looking at books coming in September, Jeff & Will discuss titles by Garett Leigh, Lucy Lennox & May Archer, K.M. Neuhold, Nicky James, Riley Hart, Alison Cochrun, Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes, DJ Jamison, and Haven Hadley.

Turning to reviews, Jeff talks about "Best Laid Plans" by Roan Parrish, Will shares his thoughts on "Unforgotten" by Garrett Leigh, and they each comment on dancer James Whiteside's slyly dark memoir "Center Center."

Complete shownotes for episode 330 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!

Aug 23, 2021

Jeff shares the news that the first three audiobooks for his "Codename: Winger" young adult series, narrated by Kirt Graves, are now available everywhere.

The hockey romances "Heated Rivalry" and "Role Model," both by Rachel Reid, are reviewed by Jeff before Rachel joins us to talk about the "Game Changers" series. She shares what got her started writing the series, how she decides the type of guy to pair her hockey players with, and what's still to come for the next book in the series. Rachel also discusses how writing about hockey when she was 12 set her on the path to becoming the author she is today. We also get some excellent book recs too.

Complete shownotes for episode 329 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!

Aug 16, 2021

Author TJ Klune joins us to talk about "Flash Fire," the sequel to his YA superhero story "The Extraordinaries." TJ discusses the new characters, how Nick has to deal with changing perceptions about his father, and the importance of queer history and sex positivity within the book. He also talks about "Under the Whispering Door," the second book in what he calls his Unofficial Kindness Trilogy. Here the conversation shifts to look at writing a book about grief that is also infused with kindness and humor.

TJ also provides some hints about next year's "Tales from Verania" sequel and book three of "Extraordinaries." Plus he recommends some books that he thinks everyone should have on their reading list.

Complete shownotes for episode 328 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!

Aug 12, 2021

Jeff & Will continue their look at books coming out this month, including titles by Becca Seymour, Avril Ashton, V.L. Locey, Skye R. Richmond, L.A. Witt, Genevive Chamblee, and EM Lindsey. They also review the Audible Original queer heist story "Hot White Heist" by Adam Goldman, the memoir "Hola Papi!" by John Paul Brammer, the friends-to-lovers romance "Learned Reactions" by Jayce Ellis, and the classic YA story "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

Complete shownotes for episode 327 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!

Aug 9, 2021

Author Jackie North joins us to talk about her "Farthingdale Ranch" series, including the latest installment "The Ranch Hand and the Single Dad." Jackie tells us all about the series and the men who come to visit the ranch. We also find out the origins of Farthingdale Ranch, which trace back to Jackie's time travel series, "Love Across Time." Of course we also find out how Jackie started writing, the genres she'd like to try to write someday, and she shares some book recommendations.

Complete shownotes for episode 326 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!

Aug 2, 2021

To kick off the month, Jeff has news about a discussion he's moderating with authors Penny Aimes and Verity Lowell in association with Carina Adores and Buffalo Street Books for Bookstore Romance Day coming on August 21.

The guys talk about some great programming they've been watching recently, including the documentary "Summer of Soul," the crafting shows "Making It" and "All That Glitters," musical comedies "Central Park" and "Schmigadoon!" They also look at the teen dramas "Gossip Girl" and "Young Royals" plus the horror trilogy "Fear Street."

For the August book preview, Jeff and Will look at upcoming books by K.M. Neuhold, Macy Blake, Lauren Blakely, Annabeth Albert, Haven Hadley, Dahlia Donovan, Frederick Smith & Chaz Lamar Cruz, and Rachel Reid. Jeff also reviews "Out of Character" by Annabeth Albert and "Flash Fire" by TJ Klune.

Complete shownotes for episode 325 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 26, 2021

To open the show, Jeff & Will discuss a recent post on "Oprah Daily" featuring queer owned book stores across the U.S, and how you can support queer owned book stores by buying audiobooks from Libro.fm.

Author Steven Salvatore and Bookstagrammer/Booktoker Jacob Demlow join us to talk about the inaugural Pride Book Fest, which took place during Pride Month 2021. They talk about how they went from idea to festival in just three months. Steven and Jacob discuss some of the programming highlights and offer advice for anyone wanting to take on a similar project.

We also find out about Steven's young adult novel "Can't Take That Away," which is about a genderqueer teen finding the confidence to speak up for equality while trying out for their high school production of "Wicked." Jacob shares what lead him to starting A Very Queer Book Club on Instagram and TikTok to promote queer fiction.

Complete shownotes for episode 324 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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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!

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