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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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May 16, 2022

Jeff & Will welcome author Lily Morton to talk about her new book "The Sceptic," which begins the "Arcana Books" series. The new series is a spin-off from the "Black and Blue" series, which Lily explains is a series that almost never got published as she was hesitant to move into paranormal after writing several popular contemporaries. We also hear from Lily about the research trips she takes with her husband, where her character's snarky banter comes from, and she's got a book recommendation too.

Complete shownotes for episode 378 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 9, 2022

Jeff & Will welcome Rob Kearney, the world's strongest gay, and Eric Rosswood, an LGBTQ+ parenting expert, to talk about their new children's book "Strong." The book, based on Rob's story of embracing his true self and the success he found as a result, shows the many ways to be strong. Rob and Eric discuss their collaboration on the book, the amazing illustrations from Nidhi Chanani. The duo also talk about what they hope readers of any age can take from the book, and the support that young people need today.

Complete shownotes for episode 377 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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May 5, 2022

Jeff & Will kick off this YA-focused episode talking about "Heartstopper," the new series on Netflix that's based on the graphic novel of the same name by Alice Oseman.

Some incredible middle grade and young adult books coming in May are previewed, including titles by Robby Weber, Tucker Shaw, Maya MacGregor, Emery Lee, Kevin Van Whye, Dean Atta, Kevin Christopher Snipes, Jason June, Phil Stamper, Brian D. Kennedy, and R. Eric Thomas.

The guys also review the recent YA they've read, including "Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor" by Xiran Jay Zaho, "Golden Boys" by Phil Stamper, "And They Lived..." by Steven Salvatore, and "Chef's Kiss" by Jarrett Melendez, Danica Brine and Hank Jones.

Complete shownotes for episode 376 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 2, 2022

Jeff & Will kick off the show with an announcement: The Big Gay Fiction Fest is back for Pride Month. They've got all the details on the Fest's line up and where to purchase tickets.

The guys discuss what they've been watching recently, including the movies "Spider-Man: No Way Home" and "The Lost City," as well as the historical drama series "The Gilded Age" on HBO Max.

A dozen books coming in May are previewed, including titles by Michael Craft, H.L. Day, Timothy Janovsky, Charlie Novak, Beth Bolden, Kate Hawthorne, Annabelle Greene, J.R. Gray, S.C. Wynne, S.R. Lane, Matt Cain, and Frank Anthony Polito. Jeff also reviews "The Long Game" by Rachel Reid.

Complete shownotes for episode 375 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 28, 2022

Jeff & Will discuss Kosoko Jackson's "I'm So (Not) Over You," the rom-com that features second chances and fake dating set over a wild wedding weekend. As always, in our book club chat there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven't read the book yet. Make sure you keep listening after our discussion for the first chapter from the audiobook, narrated by Timothy Bell Reese.

Complete shownotes for episode 374 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!

NOTE: Audiobook excerpt courtesy Penguin Random House Audio from "I'm So (Not) Over You" by Kosoko Jackson, read by Timothy Bell Reese.

Apr 25, 2022

Jeff and Will talk to Jackie North about her six book historical series "Oliver & Jack," which she has begun to re-release.

The guys continue their deep dive on "Dante's Cove" as they discuss Season 2, Episode 2, "Playing With Fire."

Complete shownotes for episode 373 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Apr 18, 2022

Jeff reviews the young adult thriller "Survive the Dome" by Kosoko Jackson. Jeff then interviews Kosoko about both Survive the Dome, and his rom-com "I'm So (Not) Over You," which is also the Spring Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection.

Kosoko talks about his favorite rom-coms, why he decided to write one, and the ways the characters and story changed in the early drafts. He also shares the real life events that inspired "Survive the Dome," and what it was like to work on two very different books at the same time. In addition, he discusses the representation of black and brown queer characters that he brings to his stories. Plus, Kosoko offers book recommendations and a glimpse of what he's working on next.

Complete shownotes for episode 372 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 14, 2022

Jeff & Will continue to shine the spotlight on the "All American Boy" series by talking briefly about the books in the series before they are also joined by series authors Shane K. Morton, Miski Harris, and Elle Keaton. Not only do they discuss their "All American Boy" books, they also talk to us about their other recent releases, along with what they're working on next.

Complete shownotes for episode 371 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 11, 2022

Jeff & Will talk about what they loved in "Bridgerton" season 2.

K.C. Kassidy, who also writes as Sierra Hill, talks about the new m/m installment of the "All American Boy" series and her book "Pretty Boy." She shares how she decided to set the series in Maine with the backdrop of a tall ship festival, as well as why she created the series. K.C. also discusses her "Blockers" series, offers some book recommendations and has details on what's coming up next.

Complete shownotes for episode 370 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 4, 2022

Jeff & Will kick off the show with the announcement of the Spring Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection, Kosoko Jackson's "I'm So (Not) Over You." They also introduce the Rainbow Romance Reader Report, the official newsletter of the Big Gay Fiction Podcast. The recent "New York Times" article about LGBTQ romance is also discussed.

Will chats about his recent binge of the "Angélique" movie collection, and the movie "Werewolves Within." Jeff talks about his recent trip to New York, the Broadway revival of "Company," and the new Disney+ film adaptation of "Better Nate Than Ever."

The guys reveal nine books they're looking forward to in April, including titles by Elizabeth Hollows, CD Rachels, Jordan L. Hawk, V.L. Locey, Emmy Sanders, Eden Winters, Rachel Reid, Kris Ripper and Liz Bowery. Jeff also reviews the forthcoming book by Ariella Zoelle, "Play by Heart."

Complete shownotes for episode 369 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!

Mar 28, 2022

Jeff & Will talk about the K-drama "Romance is a Bonus Book," and the coffee table book "Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt's Creek."

The guys continue their deep dive on "Dante's Cove" as they discuss Season 2, Episode 1, "Some Kind of Magic."

Complete shownotes for episode 368 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!

Mar 21, 2022

We talk books with Jay from Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach. They recommend six of their recent reads including titles from Kate Hawthorne, Justin Schuelke, Iris Foxglove, P.J. Vernon, A.C. Everett, and Con Riley. They also shout out books they're looking forward to from Vaun Cassidy and K.D. Edwards.

Complete shownotes for episode 367 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!

Mar 14, 2022

It's a super-sized episode this week! Ariella Zoelle joins joins us to talk about her "Sunnyside" universe, which expands again in April as she begins the "Harmony of Hearts" series. The first book in that series, "Play by Heart," tells the story of rock star Iason and museum curator Orion. It's a bi-awakening story that took Ariella 17 years to complete.

Ariella also discusses how she wrote her first three books long hand on sticky notes, what ultimately turned her into a fan of romance, and the tasty way she gets to celebrate each new release. Of course, we also find out more about "Sunnyside," and the books still to come this year (including a foray into fantasy).

Complete shownotes for episode 366 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!

Mar 7, 2022

The guys kick off with a preview of biographies coming this spring, including books by Harvey Fierstein, Grace Ellis & Hannah Templer, Alexandra Billings, Randy Rainbow, Nyle DiMarco, Rob Kearney & Eric Rosswood, Tom Daley, and Colton Haynes. Will also reviews the V.C. Andrews biography "The Woman Beyond the Attic: The V.C. Andrews Story" by Andrew Neiderman.

Next it's a look at upcoming young adult books from authors Erik J. Brown, Steven Salvatore, Julian Winters, Adib Khorram, Kosoko Jackson, F.T. Lukens, Robbie Couch, Shaun David Hutchinson, and Jordan Greene. Jeff also reviews "Spin Me Right Round" by David Valdes, "Right Where I Left You" by Julian Winters, and talks about his latest reading in the "Superman: Son of Kal-El" series.

Complete shownotes for episode 365 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!

Feb 28, 2022

The show kicks off as Jeff talks about his recent interview on the "Activated Author Podcast." Jeff & Will also talk about their recent appearance on "Smart Podcast, Trashy Books" as they joined host Sarah Wendell to recap, and dish about, the 1982 YA romance "Cover Girl."

The guys preview a dozen books coming up in March, including titles by Merry Farmer, C. Travis Rice (aka Christopher Rice), Lucy Lennox, Travis Beaudoin, Leta Blake, Brooke Blaine, Samuel York, J.A. Rock & Lisa Henry, KD Casey, Hudson Lin, Meg Bawden, and Sienna Sway.

Will reviews two historical novellas from Ava March, "Brook Street: Fortune Hunter" and "Brook Street: Rogues." Jeff discusses two romantic suspense stories from Tal Bauer, "Never Have I Ever... Been on a Date" from "Heart2Heart Volume 5" and the novel "Never Stay Gone."

Complete shownotes for episode 364 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!

Feb 21, 2022

Jeff & Will talk about the Winter Olympics and remind everyone about the Winter Olympics m/m romance promotion that continues through the end of the month. They also recommend the Netflix drama "Kitz" for your binging pleasure.

The guys continue their recap of "Dante's Cove" as they discuss Season 1, Episode 2, an episode titled "Then There Was Darkness."

Complete shownotes for episode 363 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!

Feb 14, 2022

Jeff & Will talk about a Valentine's gift Jeff received, and they discuss some comfort TV they've been watching.

Author Noah Steele talks about his second chance, small town romance "Catch Me If I Fall," including the inspirations behind Cole and Jasper, the fun he had creating their nostalgia tour, and what went into creating the town of Sugar Hills. Noah also discusses the "Cut to the Feeling" series, and how the media he consumed growing up turned him into the writer he is today. Since this is a Valentine's Day episode, he also spins a story about two of his favorite characters going on a Valentine's date.

Complete shownotes for episode 362 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!

Feb 7, 2022

Jeff & Will celebrate the release of the fifth "Heart2Heart" charity anthology as they welcome four of this year's authors, Mia Monroe, Jodi Payne, K. Webster, and Neve Wilder, along with the organizer of the anthology series Leslie Copeland. We talk about this year's theme of Never Have I Ever, and how the authors worked with the hundreds of reader suggestions for characters and scenarios to create their stories. We also find out what projects Mia, Jodi, K., and Neve are working on next.

Complete shownotes for episode 361 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!

Jan 31, 2022

Jeff & Will kick off the show with an announcement about the Big Gay Fiction Book Club. They also share some answers they got to the question about owning physical books versus electronic copies, and talk about a recent marathon of boat movies they watched.

The guys preview thirteen books they're looking forward to in February, including titles by Cait Nary, A.C. Everett, E.M. Lindsey, Garrett Leigh, Ella Frank, Phil Stamper, Penny Jessup, Jeris Jean, Stephanie Hoyt, Susan Scott Shelley & Chantal Mer, Kosoko Jackson, Kelly Fox, and Parker St. John.

Jeff also reviews "Shades of Winter" by E.M. Lindsey, "Gaycation in Paradise" by Ariella Zoelle, and "Icebreaker" by A.L. Graziadei.

Complete shownotes for episode 360 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!

Jan 27, 2022

Jeff & Will discuss the very sexy bad boy and virgin romance "Bad Boy" by Emma Alcott. As always, in our book club chat there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven't read the book yet. Make sure you keep listening after our discussion for the first chapter from the audiobook, narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo.

Complete shownotes for episode 359 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!

Jan 24, 2022

Jeff & Will open the show talking about books they picked up at a recent library giveaway. That leads to a discussion about how they decide which books to have a physical copy of versus an electronic one.

The guys kick off a new, monthly feature where they recap episodes of the sexy, supernatural drama "Dante's Cove," which ran from 2005-2007 on Here TV. Of course, they start from the beginning with Season 1, Episode 1, an episode titled "In the Beginning."

Complete shownotes for episode 358 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!

Jan 17, 2022

New York Times best selling author Lauren Blakely talks about "The Best Men," which she co-wrote with USA Today best selling author Sarina Bowen. Lauren shares all the details on how she and Sarina came up with the ideas for this enemies-to-lovers romance, and how their writing process worked.

Lauren also discusses how she went from journalism to a romance writing career that spans 100 books. Of course, she also shares some book recommendations too, which leads to details about how she came to co-write with author KD Casey.

Complete shownotes for episode 357 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!

Jan 10, 2022

Jeff & Will welcome author Gabbi Grey to talk about her sunshine/grumpy, forced proximity romance "Ginger Snapping All the Way." Gabbi shares how "Ginger Snapping" became her first full length novel, and how the characters of Maddox and Ravi found their way to the page. We also get details on the pets she writes into her books (including how Princess Sofia from "Ginger Snapping" is based on her dog), what's coming up for her various pen names in 2022, and some great book recommendations.

Complete shownotes for episode 356 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!

Jan 3, 2022

Jeff & Will kick off 2022 with a bunch of book recommendations.

First up they announce the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for January, the sexy bad boy and virgin romance that is appropriately titled "Bad Boy" by Emma Alcott.

The guys then discuss books they're looking forward to in January, including titles by David Valdes, K.M. Neuhold & Mia Monroe, Susan Scott Shelley & Chantal Mer, Pandora Pine, Nora Phoenix, Cat Sebastian, A.L. Graziadei, Kiki Clark & E.M. Lindsey, Alexis Hall, A.M. Arthur, Merry Farmer, and the authors of the forthcoming "Heart2Heart" anthology.

Jeff also reviews some of his recent reads, "The Best Men" by Lauren Blakely & Sarina Bowen, "Here's to Us" by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, and "If This Gets Out" by Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich.

Complete shownotes for episode 355 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!

Dec 27, 2021

Jeff & Will discuss the holiday programming they've been watching, including the Amazon series "With Love," the Comedy Central movie "A Clusterfunke Christmas," RuPaul's "The Bitch Who Stole Christmas," Peacock's "Days of Our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas," and two Lifetime movies "Under the Christmas Tree" and "Candy Cane Candidate."

The guys also review some of their recent reads: "Catch Me if I Fall" by Noah Steele, "C*ck Blocked" by K.C. Kassidy, "The Holiday Hookup" by Baylin Crow, and "Holigay" by K.M. Neuhold.

Then they discuss their favorites from 2021, including the 10 books they read for the Big Gay Fiction Book Club, and books by Sarina Bowen, Slade James, Eli Easton & Tara Lain, Adriana Herrera, Emery Lee, Steven Rowley, TJ Klune, and K.C. Kassidy.

Complete shownotes for episode 354 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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