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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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Now displaying: May, 2021
May 31, 2021

Jeff & Will kick off Pride month with a few announcements. They talk about their new article on the Frolic website with nine queer YA stories that need to be on your TBR. They also share info on two events. First is the Big Gay Fiction Live on June 8 at 8pm ET celebrating the release of this year's "Love Is All" charity anthology. Second is Pride Book Fest 2021, which runs June 11-13 featuring over 100 queer creators.

Jeff reviews Paul Rudnick's "Playing the Palace" before interviewing the author / playwright / screenwriter / essayist. Paul talks about the new book, including why he wanted to write a royal romance, what inspired event planner Carter and Prince Edgar, and the fun in writing a big, gay royal wedding. Paul also has details on a couple of his upcoming projects, offers book recommendations and shares what Pride means to him.

Complete shownotes for episode 313 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 27, 2021

Jeff & Will dive into the second book in the Walker Boys series from Ari McKay as they talk about "Breaking Bonds" a charming, food-filled romance set at a rustic resort. 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 for episode 312 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 24, 2021

The guys shout out the upcoming charity anthology "Love Is All" which features several m/m authors (including Jeff) and benefits the National Center for Transgender Equality. Jeff discusses his experience of listening live as audiobook narrator Kirt Graves records the "Codename: Winger" series for its release the summer.

Will talks about Hudson Lin's new book "Hard Sell" and then Jeff interviews Lin, who gives us the scoop on the new book, and her plans for continuing the "Jade Harbour Capital" series. She also shares how she got started writing, her love of scenes involving food and why romance is the best genre. We also learn about her "World of Stories" podcast and the Queers of Colour website.

Complete shownotes for episode 311 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 17, 2021

Jeff & Will shout out the new FX documentary series "Pride."

After Jeff reviews "Coaching the Nerd," the second book in Eli Easton and Tara Lain's "Nerds vs. Jocks" series, he chats with Eli and Tara. This is the first time either author has collaborated, and they talk about how they came together, figured out what the "Nerds vs. Jocks" series would be, and the stories each of the three couples would have. They also discuss what's coming up next, including more co-written books, and some of the difficulties working solo again. Plus, they share a book recommendations.

Complete shownotes for episode 310 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 13, 2021

Jeff & Will announce the availability of this year's Pride cards for members of the podcast Patreon community. They also discuss the TV projects being developed based on Adam Silvera novels.

Layla Reyne and Jeff talk about the conclusion of the “Fog City” series, including a deep dive on the final books, “Queen's Ransom” and “Silent Knight.” Layla talks about how she got back into writing in 2020 by writing these books, the fun she had bringing in so many cameos from the Whiskeyverse, and the books she's got planned next. Layla's got a few book recs too.

Complete shownotes for episode 309 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 10, 2021

Jeff & Will discuss the televised return to the ballrooms of “Pose” on FX and “Legendary” on HBO Max. They also look at the Pride issue of “The Knot” magazine featuring Jonathan Bennett and Jaymes Vaughn.

Author / Screenwriter / Director JC Calciano talks about “Revenge of the Brobot,” his latest book which continues his “Steam Room Stories” universe. He also discusses how “Steam Room Stories” got started a dozen years ago, the new “Steamy Stories Podcast” and what got him started telling stories across multiple mediums.

Complete shownotes for episode 308 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 6, 2021

Jeff & Will talk about how happy they are to find m/m romance and LGBTQ+ YA books at their local Barnes & Noble and Target stores. They also discuss some comfort television, including HGTV's “Bargain Block” and Nick's “The Barbarian and the Troll.”

The guys highlight books they are looking forward to in May: “A Husband for Hartwell” by J.A. Rock and Lisa Henry, “May the Best Man Win” by ZR Ellor, “The Guncle” by Steven Rowley, “Playing the Palace” by Paul Rudnick, “Hard Sell” by Hudson Lin, and “Just A Little Mischief” by Merry Farmer.

Reviews wrap up the show as Jeff talks about “Silent Knight”  by Layla Reyne and “Cinnamon Roll” by Anna Zabo. Will takes a look at “Temple” by Avril Ashton.

Complete shownotes for episode 307 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 3, 2021

Jeff & Will are pleased to announce that the May Big Gay Fiction Book Club Selection is “Breaking Bonds” by Ari McKay.

Gregory Ashe and C.S. Poe talk about their “Auden & O'Callaghan Mystery” series, including the latest in the series “A Friend in the Fire.” Greg and Carroll talk about how their collaboration began, the inspirations for Sam and Rufus, and what their writing process looks like. We also find out about the romance convention crossover between the “Snow & Winter” and “Borealis” books, as well as what's coming next for both of them. Of course, we also get book recs, and Carroll recommends a very unexpected title.

Complete shownotes for episode 306 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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