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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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Dec 31, 2020

In the final episode of 2020, Will reviews RJ Scott's "Cupcakes and Christmas" and Jeff looks at the first two books in the "Rosavia Royals" series: "Up for Heir" by Stella Starling and "Reign or Shine" by HJ Welch. Jeff & Will also reveal some of their favorite reads from 2020, which include books by Jaxon Knight, TJ Klune, Annabeth Albert, Philip William Stover, Maz Maddox, Layla Reyne, Jayce Ellis and Julian Winters.

Complete shownotes for episode 279 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Dec 28, 2020

As 2020 winds down, Jay from Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach join us for a look at some of their favorite reads from the year. We start off talking about holiday favorites from the season. Jay recommends “His for Hanukkah” by Reese Morrison and Lisa's pick is “Angels in the City” by Garrett Leigh. Then it's on to their favorites of 2020, which includes books by E.M. Lindsey, David R. Slayton, Lynn Van Dorn, Caleb Roehrig, Lily Morton and Joanna Chambers. Jay and Lisa also talk about a couple of books they are excited for in 2021.

Complete shownotes for episode 278 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Dec 24, 2020

Jeff & Will celebrate the holiday season with the groundbreaking romance “All Through the Night” by Suzanne Brockmann. Will also briefly looks at the collection “Beginnings and Ends & When Tony Met Adam,” which features the continuing stories from characters from “All Through the Night.”

Complete shownotes for episode 277 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Dec 21, 2020

To spread some merriment this holiday week, Jeff & Will bring you Big Gay Fiction Live's Holiday Storytime event. Four audiobook narrators present readings from seasonal stories and talk about their favorite holiday traditions and what they like best in holiday stories. Sean Crisden reads from Adriana Herrera's “American Christmas.” Kirt Graves presents Keira Andrews's “Santa Daddy.” Nick J. Russo offers Christine d'Abo's “Rebound Remedy.” Joel Leslie rounds out the program with the classic, “A Christmas Carol.”

Complete shownotes for episode 276 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Dec 17, 2020

Jeff & Will have a lot of holiday goodness in this review packed episode. They kick it off with the gay Christmas movies, Lifetime's “The Christmas Setup” and Paramount Network's “Dashing in December.” In books, Will reviews “Fake Boyfriend for Christmas” by Sean Ashcroft, “Operation Fake Relationship” by Jay Northcote and two titles from E.J. Russell, “The Probability of Mistletoe” and “A Swants Soiree.” In addition to the holiday merriment, the guys talk about the just released Netflix film “The Prom.”

Complete shownotes for episode 275 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Dec 14, 2020

With more than 10 years of experience as an audiobook narrator, Sean Crisden has voiced a number of books and series from authors like TJ Klune, RJ Scott, Adriana Herrera and countless others. Sean talks with Jeff about how he got his start, what he loves about romances and who some of his favorite characters are. Sean also shares how he keeps his creative well full, and that he just might have a romance of his own in the works.

Complete shownotes for episode 274 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Dec 10, 2020

Jeff & Will love the holidays for all the seasonal stories and movies. They've been watching and reading a lot. In this episode they discuss Hulu's “Happiest Season” and Hallmark Channel's “The Christmas House.” They also review “Hearts Alight” by Elliot Cooper, “Holidays in Blue” by Eve Morton, “Gifts for the Season: Winter & Christmas MM Charity Anthology,” and “Party Favors” by Erin McLellan. Jeff also gives a shout out to American Ballet Theatre's male/male pas de deux “Touché,” which recently premiered.

Complete shownotes for episode 273 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Dec 7, 2020

For the last Listener Favorite episode of our fifth anniversary year, we present Suzanne Brockmann. Suzanne, along with her family, has long been a champion of LGBTQ+ inclusion in romance fiction. In this look back at interviews from 2017 (which featured her, her husband Ed Gaffney and her son Jason T. Gaffney), Suzanne discusses her efforts to get gay characters in some of her early work, including the groundbreaking addition of FBI agent Jules Cassidy to her “Troubleshooter” series, and the historic gay wedding she brought to readers in “All Through the Night” (which happens to be our Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for December). We also hear from Suzanne, Ed and Jason about how the family creates projects like the “California Comedy” books and movies, such as “The Perfect Wedding.”

Complete shownotes for episode 272 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Nov 30, 2020

Author Gillian St. Kevern joins us to talk about the latest in the “Read by Candlelight” series, “The Christmas Party.” She discusses the origins of the series and what attracts her to telling gothic tales. Gillian also shares what got her started writing, as well as details on her other series: “Thorns and Fangs” and “Deep Magic.” She's also got a couple book recommendations too.

Complete shownotes for episode 271 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Nov 26, 2020

Jeff & Will get into the holiday spirit with “The Christmas Deal” by Keira Andrews. As always, in this deep dive discussion there are spoilers ahead.

Complete shownotes for episode 270 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Nov 23, 2020

Author Maz Maddox talks to us about her "Stallion Ridge" series and the shifters and humans who call the Wild West town home. She's got the scoop on the upcoming sixth book as well as the finale that will arrive in 2021. Maz's new "RELIC" series, featuring modern day fossil hunters, is also discussed along with her writing origins, and author influences. Of course, she's also got some book recommendations too.

Complete shownotes for episode 269 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Nov 16, 2020

Jeff & Will remind listeners about this Wednesday's Big Gay Fiction Live with Holiday Storytime featuring favorite audiobook narrators. The guys then talk about the HBO Max limited series "Equal."

Author Liz Faraim talks with Jeff about her debut novel "Canopy," which kicks off the "Vivian Chastain" series. Liz discusses the origins of Vivian, why this became her first novel, and how she shared early versions of the story through live readings. Liz also shares what got her into writing and what's still to come with this series as well as her next one.

Complete shownotes for episode 268 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Nov 12, 2020

This episode is packed with book recommendations as the guys discuss “Learned Behaviors” by Jayce Ellis, “Brothersong” by TJ Klune, “Trade Deadline” by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn and “Manners & Mannerisms” by Tanya Chris. Two books outside the gay romance genre are also reviewed as Will talks about “Dolls! Dolls! Dolls!: Deep Inside Valley of the Dolls, the Most Beloved Bad Book and Movie of All Time” by Stephen Rebello and Jeff looks at “The Bridge” by Bill Konigsberg.

Complete shownotes for episode 267 along with a transcript of the book reviews are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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

Nov 9, 2020

Author Jayce Ellis joins Jeff and Will to discuss her latest book, “Learned Behaviors.” She also shares what she's got planned for the “Higher Learning” series as well as for the “High Rise” series that includes the books “André” and “Jeremiah.” Jayce also talks about how she started in the m/m romance genre and the amazing support she gets from her husband. She also offers up some book recommendations.

Complete shownotes for episode 266 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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

Nov 2, 2020

The podcast celebrates its fifth anniversary as Jeff & Will unveil a new theme song composed by author Daryl Banner as well as some changes to the podcast format.

The Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for November is revealed: “The Christmas Deal” by Keira Andrews. The next episode of Big Gay Fiction Live is also announced for November 18 and it will feature holiday storytime with four favorite narrators.

Jeff reviews Adriana Herrera's “American Christmas” before introducing Adriana's Listener Favorite interview. In this flashback to May 2019, Adriana talks about the inspiration for the “Dreamers” series and the characters she wanted to represent. She also discusses “Finding Joy,” which is one of her books that came out earlier this year.

Complete shownotes for episode 265 along with a transcript of the interview 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 27, 2020

Jeff & Will dive into an excellent gothic romance with The Mystery of Brackenwell Hall by Gillian St. Kevern. As always, in this deep dive discussion there are spoilers ahead.

Complete shownotes for this episode 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 26, 2020

This special episode features an event Jeff hosted for Barbara's Bookstore in Chicago featuring author David Levithan. David talks about his most recent book, the short story collection 19 Love Songs, and his tradition of writing a short story for his friends every Valentine's Day. Among the other topics in this wide ranging conversation, David also shares what inspires his stories, what it was like to have Two Boys Kissing adapted as a choral piece, as well as the work he does to bring stories from new authors to the world. We wrap up with news of what's coming next and some book recommendations.

Complete shownotes for episode 264 along with a transcript of the interview 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 19, 2020

Will reviews three reads perfect for Halloween: The Secretary and the Ghost by Gillian St. Kevern, The Ghost of Hillcomb Hall by Joshua Ian and The Tutor by Bonnie Dee. Jeff reviews V.E. Schwab's The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue.

Jeff talks with V.E. Schwab about Addie LaRue and the inspiration behind the character as well as details on which historical events are featured in the book, working with two timelines to tell the story and the importance of authentic queer characters. She also talks about the books she writes as Victoria Schwab and what's coming up next for her.

Complete shownotes for episode 263 along with a transcript of the interview 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 12, 2020

To celebrate the upcoming fifth anniversary of the podcast, we have the third Listener Favorite episode. This time the spotlight is on the guest who has appeared on the show more than anyone else, TJ Klune. With the release of Brothersong, the Green Creek series concludes and we look back at our previous discussions about that series. You'll also hear from Kirt Graves, the narrator of the Green Creek audiobooks.  Plus, TJ offers a sneak peek into 2021 and beyond in a newly recorded interview.

Complete shownotes for episode 262 along with a transcript of the interview 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 5, 2020

Jeff announces Big Gay Fiction Podcast's inclusion on BuzzFeed's list of "52 Podcasts For Every Type Of Book Lover." Will reveals the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for October: The Mystery of Brackenwell Hall by Gillian St. Kevern.

In a conversation that was part of Big Gay Fiction Live, Jeff talks with Jordan L. Hawk and the creators of the Widdershins Roleplaying Game, including Shane A. M. Matheson, Sarah Kennedy and Tytiana Browne. They discuss why Jordan's Whyborne & Griffin series was ideal to turn into an RPG, what lovers of the book series can expect and what it was like to play the game the very first time. The team also revealed details of the game's Kickstarter campaign, which runs through October.

Complete shownotes for episode 261 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Sep 29, 2020

Jeff & Will take a trip in the gay romance way back machine for a visit to the California seaside town of Santo Ignacio in Z.A. Maxfield's St. Nacho's.

As always, in this deep dive discussion there are spoilers ahead. If you've read this wonderful book, we'd love to hear what you think in the comments section of the shownotes page.

Complete shownotes for this episode 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 28, 2020

The guys start off with news, including this month's Big Gay Fiction Book Club episode dropping this week, this podcast becoming available on Amazon Music, Jeff's appearance on The Introverts Corner and the October 1 Big Gay Fiction Live episode featuring the launch of the Widdershins Role Playing Game Kickstarter.

Then it's on to recommendations as Jeff & Will talk about what they've been watching recently, including some Broadway, Netflix series and selections from the Cinema Diverse film festival. Will also reviews Better than People by Roan Parrish.

Lisa from The Novel Approach and Jay from Joyfully Jay join Jeff to talk about some favorite books they've been reading, including selections from Aster Glenn Gray, Gregory Ashe, Samantha SoRelle, Alice Winters, Hailey Turner and Sam Burns.

Complete shownotes for episode 260 along with a transcript of the interview 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 21, 2020

This special episode features an event Jeff hosted for Barbara's Bookstore in Chicago featuring Philip William Stover, author of The Hideaway Inn, and Elia Winters, author of Hairpin Curves. In this conversation, Philip and Elia talk about their books, their use of similar tropes and giving LGBTQ characters a happily ever after. They also discuss their early romance reading, writing, as well as what's coming up next for them.

Complete shownotes for episode 259 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Sep 14, 2020

Jeff reviews The Summer of Everything by Julian Winters. Will reviews Second Helpings by Brandon Witt.

J. Scott Coatsworth talks about the re-release of his Liminal Sky books as well as the new Innovation flash fiction anthology. He also discusses what he's currently working on.

We celebrate the 25th anniversary of John Morgan Wilson's Simple Justice. John speaks with Jeff about bringing this book, and the rest of the Benjamin Justice Mystery Series, back into print with ReQueered Tales. John also shares Justice's origin story as well as what it was like to revise the book and the similarities between 1994 (when the book was first released) and now.

Complete shownotes for episode 258 along with a transcript of the interview 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 7, 2020

Jeff & Will congratulate Suzanne Brockmann, Jason T. Gaffney, Kevin Held and the team behind the film Out of Body. The film opens Cinema Diverse, the Palm Spring LGBTQ Film Festival on Friday, September 11. Reading Challenge Month on Joyfully Jay is also discussed.

To celebrate the upcoming fifth anniversary of the podcast, we have the second Listener Favorite episode. This week the spotlight is on Lucy Lennox. They guys present four reviews featuring their all-time favorites from the Forever Wilde series: Felix and the PrinceHudson’s Luck, Wilde Love and King Me. Next, they re-visit three of Lucy’s interviews.

Complete shownotes for episode 257 along with a transcript of the interview 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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