Awards news kicks off this week's episode with a look at LGBT finalists for the 2017 Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense and the 2017 RITA Awards, both sponsored by RWA.
Will talks about new merchandise supporting the children's book Promised Land, including a coloring book. The guys also announce that they'll be attending screenings at OutFest for Jay Bell's Something Like Summer and the premiere of Eastsiders Season 3.
Will reviews Stage Two by Ariel Tachna and Cowboys Don't Come Out by Tara Lain. The guys also discuss, and highly recommend, the recent ABC mini-series When We Rise, which documents the gay liberation movement from 1971-2015.
Suzanne Brockmann, Ed Gaffney and Jason T. Gaffney are welcomed back to the show to continue their interview. This week they discuss their many family collaborations and what's coming up next for each of them.
Complete shownotes for episode 90 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff and Will announce that they've been selected, for a second year, to be part of the GayRomLit featured bloggers. The first GRL Blog Tour spot will appear in episode 91 on July 3.
Kenneth is congratulated as the winner of the recent Sweet Summer Fun Paperback Giveaway. New patrons Lu Ann, Megan and A.E. were welcomed.
The guys review Fixing Frank, book three in the California Comedy series, by Jason T. Gaffney and Ed Gaffney and presented under the Suzanne Brockmann Presents banner. Then they welcome Suzanne, Ed and Jason for part one of an interview where they talk about Suzanne's history of writing m/m characters going back to the mid-2000s in her Troubleshooters series and the collaboration that lead to the California Comedy series.
Complete shownotes for episode 89 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
eff and Will mention the recent announcement that author Felice Stevens has the first ever gay romance Kindle World coming from Amazon. The guys also congratulate the Eastsiders team for surpassing their Kickstarter goal and their upcoming premiere at OutFest in L.A.
Our new patrons--Rhys, Karen, Michella, Emilie--are thanked.
Christina from Christina's Bookshelf chats about books that she's excited about, including titles from Leigh Jarret, K.C. Wells and Tara Lain.
Jeff and Will review books from Jay Bell, Avon Gale and Ari McKay. Plus they talk about the movies Wonder Woman, Captain America: Civil War and Fifty Shades Darker.
Favorite gay movies are also offered up for Pride Month.
Complete shownotes for episode 88 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff and Will wish everyone a happy Pride month!
Two upcoming events are discussed. First, the Equality March in Washington D.C., as well as other locations around the world, on Sunday, June 11. Next is the Coastal Magic Convention, scheduled for February 25-28 in Daytona Beach. Costal Magic just released it's featured author list which includes many m/m romance favorites.
Lisa from The Novel Approach stops by with some summer book recommendations.
Listeners are reminded that the Sweet Summer Fun Paperback Giveaway wraps up on Sunday June 11 so it's your last week to get entries in.
Will reviews The Bigger They Come by Ari McKay. Jeff talks about the season's final episodes of Empire as well as the debut of NBC's World of Dance. Jeff & Will both talk about the Matt Damon monster movie, The Great Wall.
Jeff interviews Pat Henshaw about her latest, Frank at Heart, as well as the upcoming end to the Foothills Pride series and what's coming after that.
Complete shownotes for episode 87, and the Rafflecopter for the chance to enter the Sweet Summer Fun Paperback Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.