The show kicks off with the guys wishing everyone a Happy New Year.
Jeff talks about the nomination that Schooled (Codename: Winger #2) received in the Goodreads M/M Members' Choice Best of 2018 awards. Christmas movies are quickly discussed as Jeff & Will wrote about their favorites in blog posts this week. The Kennedy Center Honors, featuring Adam Lambert making Cher cry, is also called out.
The review section kicks off with the Netflix film Dumplin'. Will reviews Peppermint Spiced Omega by Susi Hawke and Better Not Pout by Annabeth Albert. Jeff reviews Game Changer by Rachel Reid.
The reading of 2018 is recapped, including a look at trends and favorites for Jeff & Will. There's also a peek into their plans for 2019.
Complete shownotes for episode 169 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
The guys start off by wishing everyone a happy, stress-free Christmas.
Jeff kicks off the review portion of the podcast talking about Ravensong by TJ Klune and narrated by Kirt Graves as well as the short story sequel, Lovesong.
Switching over to holiday stories, Will reviews A Cowboy's Christmas Luck by KC Burn and Christmas Angel by Eli Easton. Jeff discusses Sugar Cookies & Computer Code by Kris Jacen and Christmas Prince by RJ Scott.
Jeff interviews John Solo, who provided the voice for the first book in his Codename: Winger series. John talks about working on Tracker Hacker, which was his first young adult novel. They also discuss how John got involved in narrating audiobooks, his process for recording and what kinds of characters are in his wheelhouse. John also talks about what new audiobooks are coming soon.
Complete shownotes for episode 168 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff announces that Tracker Hacker (Codename: Winger #1)is now available on audio.
Terri Beth is welcomed as a new patron.
Will reviews The Northstar by Elle Keaton and Designer Holiday by Ari McKay.
Jay from Joyfully Jay drops by to discuss the updated Holiday Favorites List as well as some of her classic favorites by Heidi Cullinan, Charlie Cochet and Roan Parrish. She also looks at some 2018 stories by Annabeth Albert, N.R. Walker, Jordan L. Hawk, Kim Fielding and RJ Scott. Jay also previews her Annual Favorites list, which includes Whisper by Tal Bauer and Oz by Lily Morton.
Jeff interviews Tere Michaels about the upcoming release of Forever & Ever, the final book in the Faith, Love and Devotion series. They also discuss what got her started in m/m romance, her writing process as well as her teaching and work with Book Lovers Convention. Tere is also a Coastal Magic Convention featured author and she talks about what she loves about Coastal Magic and why listeners should attend.
Complete shownotes for episode 167 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
The guys recap the recent week, including talking about the Sacramento-based authors who read holiday stories at the Lavender Library. Notable Golden Globe nominations were also discussed.
New Patrons Poppy and Drue are welcomed.
Before getting into Christmas stories, Jeff talks about cosy mystery Dead in the Garden by Dahlia Donovan. For holiday reads, Will reviews Santa Daddy by Keira Andrews and Fairytale of LaGuardia by A.E. Wasp and Beth Bolden. Jeff discusses A Star-Crossed Christmas by V.L. Locey.
Jeff interviews JP Barnaby about her return to writing, starting with Saving Hannah. They also talk about the degree she's getting in creative writing, her love of the Food Network and cooking and what projects she's working on next.
Complete shownotes for episode 166 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
The guys wish everyone a very happy Hanukkah.
New patrons Kim, Thomas, Mia and Christine are welcomed.
Listeners are reminded they can watch the live recording of the podcast on Sunday morning around 8:30am PT on the show's Facebook page. The upcoming hiatus at The Novel Approach is discussed.
Jeff talks about last week's Audio Assault (Codename: Winger #3) release as well as the audiobook he recorded for his Christmas short, A Very Winger Christmas. He also reminds everyone they can still enter the giveaway that's part of the Audio Assault blog tour, through Tuesday, December 4.
Will reviews His Christmas Sweater by C.M. Valencourt and A Kiss Before Christmas by A.E. Ryecart. Jeff & Will team up to review Fred & Ginger by Isobel Starling. Jeff talks about Ben's Bakery and the Hanukkah Miracle by Penelope Peters and Pretty Pretty Boys by Gregory Ashe.
Jeff & Will welcome Silvia Violet to discuss her new release, Painfully Attractive, which is book four in the Love and Care series. They also discuss Silvia's upcoming MPREG series, Trillium Creek as well as how she got started in m/m romance, who her author influences are and what's coming up for Silvia next year.
Complete shownotes for episode 165 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
This is a special Big Gay Fiction Podcast production of Jeff Adams reading his free short story A Very Winger Christmas (A Codename: Winger Short Story).
The blurb: Christmas is a time for family and friends, but teenage secret agent Theo Reese must solve a mysterious hack before he can enjoy Reese family holiday traditions and deliver a gift to his boyfriend, Eddie. Can he avert an international incident and save Christmas before time runs out?
A free ebook is also available at BookFunnel.
The guys discuss their Thanksgiving weekend, including checking out two new Netflix series: Super Drags and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
Will reminds everyone about the Queer Lit Read-A-Thon that kicks off December 2.
Jeff talks about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day performance by the cast of The Prom along with Bill Konigsberg's speech he gave at the ALAN/NCTE event Reading and Writing Resistance: Acting Up, Speaking Out in YA Lit.
Jeff tells everyone about the week of events happening with his Codename: Winger series: the release on Tuesday of Audio Assault, the forthcoming audiobook of Tracker Hacker and the free short A Very Winger Christmas that comes out on Friday.
Will reviews Snow on the Roof by Sean Ashcroft and Goldilocks and the Bearby Clare London. Jeff reviews Someday by David Levithan and Loving Loch by Kris Jacen.
Dani from Love Bytes Reviews recommends comfort series by Mary Calmes, Andrew Grey, A.E. Via and Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott. She also has some fanfic comfort reads.
Complete shownotes for episode 164 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
The show opens with a moment to remember author, publisher and GRL co-organizer Ethan Day who passed away on November 10.
Rob is welcomed as a new patron.
Jeff & Will discuss the UK musical Everybody's Talking about Jamie, about a sixteen-year-old boy who wants to be a drag queen. Will reviews Chance at Love by Silvia Violet while Jeff looks at Craft Brewby Layla Reyne and Hidden in Darkness by Alice Winters.
Lisa from The Novel Approach recommends books by Gregory Ashe and the duo of Kelley York & Rowan Altwood along with a Christmas story by Leta Blake. Lisa also takes a moment to remember Ethan.
Complete shownotes for episode 163 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff opens the show discussing the progress he's made on a Codename: Winger Christmas story.
They guys talk about the Heart2Heart Anthology, which releases on Tuesday, November 13, as well as the Love Your Book Store Challenge, which runs through November 16. Will also previews The Queer Lit Read-a-Thon that takes place December 2-8.
Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, including upcoming ones with gay or gay adjacent actors, are discussed. They also focus on Road To Christmas, which features the first gay couple in a supporting role.
Will reviews Cinnamon Spiced Omega by Susi Hawke and Seeking Solace by Ari McKay.
Jeff & Will interview Ari McKay about the two books they're releasing in November: Seeking Solace and Quenched in Blood. They also discuss Designer Holiday, their new Christmas story that they're revealing the cover for on the podcast. We also find out what's next for Herc's Mercs and more looking into 2019.
Complete shownotes for episode 162 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
The podcast celebrates its third anniversary as Will also celebrates a birthday. The guys discuss their recent podcast appearances on the BiSciFi Podcast and Smart Podcast, Trashy Books.
Brandilyn recommends two series on audio: Cold Case Physicsby Pandora Pine and Hazard and SomersetMysteries by Gregory Ashe.
The touring production of On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Broadway Musical is reviewed as is the novelization of Dear Evan Hansen, which Jeff read on audiobook.
Jeff interviews Anyta Sunday about Pisces Hooks Taurus, the latest in her Signs of Love series. Anyta also reveals the next pairing to happen in that series. They also talk about her Love Letters series, what got her started writing m/m romance and why she loves slow burn so much. Plus, she also reveals the podcast's horoscope for its anniversary.
Complete shownotes for episode 161 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will discuss the GayRomLit 2018 retreat from Portsmouth, VA. They recap the events they attended, people they met and the fun times that were had.
Complete shownotes for episode 159 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
In the final bonus episode from GRL 2018 we have four interviews.
Kris Jacen tell us about Loving Loch and what's coming up in her For Meseries.
Lucy Lennox and Michael Pauley discuss their partnership working on the audiobooks for the Marian and Wilde universes. Lucy also has the scoop on the new Heart 2 Heart charity anthology that's coming November 13.
Poppy Dennison reveals her new alter ego: Macy Blake. She's got details on the Chosen series.
We also catch up with Markie Massey from the Top 2 BOTM Podcast about the show's recent anniversary. Markie also talks about the Stallion Ridge series that she writes as Maz Maddox.
Complete shownotes for this bonus episode are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
In this bonus episode from GayRomLit 2018 in Portsmouth, Virginia, Jeff talks with TJ Klune about The Bones Beneath My Skin (which releases October 26). TJ also gives details on the new Lovesong podcast and some other Green Creek goings on. In addition to the interview, this episode features the readings Kirt Graves did earlier in the day with an excerpt from Ravensong as well as a sneak peek at next year's Heartsong.
Complete shownotes for this bonus episode are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will discuss interviews they recorded in the past week for other podcasts. Jeff also recounts his trip to see Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera on the book tour for What If It's Us.
The guys discuss the latest remake of A Star Is Born. Will reviews Score by A.E. Wasp. Jeff reviews the aforementioned What If It's Us.
GRL 2018 is previewed. Will talks about his Q&A hosting duties and what he's looking forward to. Jeff reveals the schedule for events the podcast is involved in as well as his author appearances. They also shout out the newbie gathering hosted by Joyfully Jay as well as a couple of specific sessions they are interested in.
Complete shownotes for episode 158 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff opens the show talking about a film deal for the new Becky Albertalli/Adam Silvera book What If It's Us. He also reminds everyone about the Eastsiders Kickstarter campaign that continues through October 10.
Sarah and SherryLynn are welcomed as Patrons
The guys discuss their recent trip to the Dreamspinner Author Conference as well as two days at Disney World.
Jeff interviews Victoria Sue about Guarding His Melody, her latest entry in the "Enhanced World" series. They also talk about the science behind that series, her M-preg series as well as a moving story about what got her started with m/m romance.
Complete shownotes for episode 156 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
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 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.