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Big Gay Fiction Podcast

The Big Gay Fiction Podcast is for avid readers and passionate fans of queer romance fiction. Each week we bring you exclusive author interviews, book recommendations and explore the latest in queer pop culture.
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Dec 26, 2022

Jeff & Will wrap up 2022 with an episode packed with reviews and recommendations.

The guys start off talking about some seasonal programming they loved, "The Holiday Sitter" on Hallmark Channel, "A Christmas to Treasure" on Lifetime, and "Smiley" on Netflix. They also discuss their recent reads, including books by L Eveland, KJ Charles, Zac Bissonnette, and Kosoko Jackson.

Looking back at 2022 Favorite Reads, Jeff & Will share some from the Patreon community, and then talk about what was on their favorites list, which includes books from Roe Horvat, Kosoko Jackson, Anna-Marie McLemore, Rachel Reid, Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone, Lev AC Rosen, Charlie Novak, Max Walker, Phil Stamper, and Anna Zabo & L.A. Witt.

Complete shownotes for episode 410 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Dec 19, 2022

Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas! Jeff & Will wish everyone celebrating this week a happy, joyful, and safe holiday.

E.M. Lindsey discusses what got them started writing m/m romance, what keeps them inspired to write, and how their eclectic reading habits leads to writing across multiple romance subgenres. We also get the details on "Loose Lips Sink Ships," their recently released duology, and "Madly Ever After," a "why choose" romance trilogy that releases in January. They also talk about the collaborations they've done, which authors are go-tos for them, and more about what's coming up in 2023.

Complete shownotes for episode 409 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Dec 12, 2022

Jeff is joined by special guest co-host, author Julian Winters, to talk about favorite young adult books of 2022. They discuss books by Kalynn Bayron, Aaron H. Aceves, Erik J. Brown, A.L. Graziadei, Simon James Green, Kosoko Jackson, Adib Khorram, Phil Stamper, R. Eric Thomas, as well as one from Julian. In addition, Jeff and Julian get into the spirit of the season discussing holiday traditions and a favorite childhood gift.

Complete shownotes for episode 408 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Dec 5, 2022

Jeff & Will offer up recommendations for watching and reading during the holiday season. Among the shows they discuss are "The Big Brunch," "Chucky," "Ted Lasso," "Spirited," and "Matt Rogers: Have You Heard of Christmas?" In addition they shout out the upcoming queer holiday rom-coms, "The Holiday Sitter" on Hallmark Channel and "A Christmas to Treasure" on Lifetime.

In books, Jeff talks about his recent Alice Oseman binge, and Will raves about his Annabeth Albert binge. Then it's on to holiday reads with books by Lee Blair, Mia Monroe, Robin Knight, and Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone.

Complete shownotes for episode 407 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Nov 28, 2022

Author and podcaster Lee Blair talks about her Dahlia Springs universe, which kicked off earlier this year and includes her new holiday romance "24 Dares of Christmas." She also shares how she went from writing m/f romance to cozy mysteries to finding the place that was right for her with queer romance. We also find out about her new podcast, The "Low Angst Library," which focuses on her favorite type of romance to read and write.

Complete shownotes for episode 406 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Nov 21, 2022

Jeff & Will love the Happily Ever After Collective, a subscription service that began in July and offers four new, exclusive books, focused on a specific trope, each month. Romance author Avery Flynn joins us to talk about why she created the HEA Collective, how it works, and how its been received by authors and readers so far.

Rien Gray and Sera Taíno, two authors who have released queer romances as part of the collective, are also here to talk about their books, what they like about the collective, and what's coming up next for them.

Complete shownotes for episode 405 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Nov 14, 2022

Authors Macy Blake and Charlie Cochet join us to talk about "Shifter Scoundrels." Macy and Charlie discuss how their friendship led them to spending a couple of years building out a world that is a mix of regency and modern, and how that turned into a series that they co-wrote. We also find out about their individual new series, Macy's "Christmas Sprites" and Charlie's "Runaway Grooms."

Complete shownotes for episode 404 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Nov 7, 2022

Jeff & Will kick off the show with a discussion of the second season of "Young Royals," which premiered on Netflix last week. They also review two holiday romances, "You're a Mean One, Matthew Prince" by Timothy Janovsky, and "The Holiday Trap" by Roan Parrish. Jeff also reviews the historical romance "Silent Sin" by E.J. Russell. As a special bonus, this episode concludes with an excerpt from the "Silent Sin" audiobook, read by Greg Boudreaux.

Complete shownotes for episode 403 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Oct 31, 2022

Jeff & Will celebrate the podcast's 8th birthday, and Will's 50th birthday! They also wish everyone a very Happy Halloween.

Author Lev AC Rosen talks about his new book, "Lavender House," a queer murder mystery set in 1950s San Francisco. Lev discusses the research he did for the time and location of the book, creating the characters inhabiting Lavender House, and the mystery that unfolds. He also talks about an article he wrote earlier this year about how book bans are designed to scare queer kids. Plus, Lev shares book recommendations, and tells us about the three books he has coming out in 2023.

Complete shownotes for episode 402 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Oct 24, 2022

Jeff & Will present a re-broadcast of the October 14, 2022 episode of "Fated Mates" that discussed book bans in the U.S. Ahead of the November elections, this is a crucial topic that affects everyone, and is just one of many important issues on the ballot across the country. "Fated Mates" hosts Sarah MacLean and Jen Prokop interview three experts on what’s happening, who is most impacted, and, most importantly, how we can all help.

In this extended episode you'll hear from Jarrett Dapier, librarian, activist and author of the children's book "Mr. Watson’s Chickens;" Lily Freeman, an activist and student in Central Bucks County,Pennsylvania; and Melissa Walker, a political activist at The States Project, journalist, and a middle grade and YA author.

Complete shownotes for episode 401 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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"Fated Mates" content is copyright 2022 by Sarah MacLean & Jen Prokop and is reproduced with permission.

Oct 17, 2022

Jeff & Will begin this milestone episode with a look at two TV series perfect for the Halloween season: "Chucky" and "Interview with the Vampire."

For the second part of the series focusing on the "Black Love Matters" essay collection, Kosoko Jackson talks about his essay, which focuses on representation in media and three Black queer characters from television that influenced him. He also discusses his recent experience at the Toronto International Film Festival, and shares details about "A Dash of Salt and Pepper," his new rom-com which hits the shelves in December.

Complete shownotes for episode 400 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Oct 10, 2022

Jeff & Will kick off a special two part series focusing on the "Black Love Matters" essay collection. For this episode, "Black Love Matters" editor Jessica Pryde, and romance author and essay contributor Adriana Herrera discuss their essays and the importance of being able to see yourself get a happily ever after in a romance. Jessica also shares why she wanted to put this collection together and how she curated the essays. They also discuss what the future may hold in the ongoing efforts to create a diverse romance genre.

Complete shownotes for episode 399 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Oct 3, 2022

Jeff & Will are back from hiatus and have TV, movie and book recommendations. They kick off discussing streaming shows "Welcome to Wrexham," "What We Do in the Shadows," "High Heat," and the new all-queer, big studio rom-com "Bros."

In books they review "The Rivals of Casper Road" by Roan Parrish, "Self-Made Boys" by Anna-Marie McLemore, "This Is Why They Hate Us" by Aaron H. Aceves, "Pitcher Perfect" by Lee Blair, and "Husband Material" by Alexis Hall.

Complete shownotes for episode 398 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Aug 29, 2022

Jeff & Will begin the show with the news that the podcast will be on hiatus for the month of September.

Then it's on to reviews of what they've been reading this summer: "Rookie Mistake" by Anna Zabo & L.A. Witt, "Like I Promised" by Charlie Novak, "Rainbow's Seven Duology" by Max Walker, "Double Exposure" by Rien Gray, "Cafe Con Lychee" by Emery Lee, and "The Heartbreak Bakery" by A.R. Capetta.

Look for the next episode of the show on Monday, October 3.

Complete shownotes for episode 397 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Aug 22, 2022

Jeff and Will's deep dive discussions on the sexy supernatural series "Dante's Cove" conclude as they talk about season 3, episode 5, "Naked in the Dark," which is the series finale.

Complete shownotes for episode 396 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Aug 15, 2022

Jeff and Will's deep dive discussions on the sexy supernatural series "Dante's Cove" continues as they talk about season 3, episodes 3 and 4, "Sexual Healing" and "Like a Virgin."

Complete shownotes for episode 395 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Aug 8, 2022

Jeff and Will's deep dive discussions on the sexy supernatural series "Dante's Cove" continue as they talk about season 3, episode 2, "Blood Sugar Sex Magik." Before they get to the recap though, the guys talk about some other shows they've been watching this summer including "Our Flag Means Death" on HBO Max, "The Lake" on Amazon Prime Video, "Fire Island" on Hulu, "Love, Victor" on Hulu and Disney+, and the documentary "Baloney."

Complete shownotes for episode 394 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Aug 1, 2022

Jeff and Will's deep dive discussions on the sexy supernatural series "Dante's Cove" continue as they talk about season 3, episode 1, "Sex and Death (And Rock and Roll)."

Complete shownotes for episode 393 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Jul 25, 2022

Jeff and Will's deep dive discussions on the sexy supernatural series "Dante's Cove" continue as they talk about season 2, episode 5, "The Solstice." Before they get to the recap, the guys talk about a recent episode of the "Shelf Love" podcast, as well as the Thai BL series "KinnPorsche," and the Korean film "Wish You."

Complete shownotes for episode 392 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Jul 18, 2022

Author TJ Klune is here to talk about "Heat Wave," his latest book which wraps up the YA "Extraordinaries" trilogy. TJ discusses wrapping up this trilogy, the mix of drama and humor he brought to the series, and the found family that battles against evil. We also chat about getting back out into the world to talk about books, and what's coming up next for TJ. He's also got a couple of book recommendations to share. Jeff also reviews "Heat Wave."

Complete shownotes for episode 391 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Jul 11, 2022

Jeff & Will have books to recommend for your TBR! In keeping with the Christmas in July theme, the guys recommend "Lights, Camera, Christmas" by J.D. Light, "Merry Measure" by Lily Morton, and "Stanley's Christmas Redemption" by Gabbi Grey. For some summertime YA reads they talk about "A Little Bit Country" by Brian D. Kennedy, and "Out of the Blue" by Jason June. Jeff's also got some can't miss romance with "Playing for Keeps" by Beth Bolden, and Kate Hawthorne's complete "Not Ready for Love" trilogy.

Complete shownotes for episode 390 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Jul 4, 2022

Jeff & Will celebrate Christmas in July with a special recap discussion of one of their favorite holiday films, "The Christmas Setup." This Lifetime Original from December 2020 was the first holiday movie on an American cable network to feature a gay romance as the main storyline. As with all recaps, there are spoilers along the way so keep that in mind if you haven't seen this movie.

Complete shownotes for episode 389 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Jun 27, 2022

Jeff & Will discuss LaQuette's "Under His Protection,'' the super sexy, second chance, romantic suspense story that also features some bodyguard and fake relationship tropes. As always, in our book club chat there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven't read the book yet.

Complete shownotes for episode 388 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Jun 23, 2022

We're talking about cozy mysteries in this final Big Gay Fiction Fest panel discussion. Authors Michael Craft, Frank Anthony Polito, and S.C. Wynne join us to discuss the genre, what got them started writing in it, and we learn about their latest releases. Each author also shares what aspects of cozies they enjoy most, the most interesting thing they've learned in their research, and what Pride means to them in 2022.

Complete shownotes for episode 387 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Jun 20, 2022

For this final Author Spotlight of Big Gay Fiction Fest: Pride 2022 we welcome Beth Bolden. Beth gives us the scoop on her new "Miami Piranhas" series, and why she loves sports romances so much. Beth also shares how her love of analysis helps her fiction writing, the pros and cons of setting her books in one big universe, and how her writing has evolved over the years. Of course, since this is a Pride month episode, we also hear what Pride means to her and how that comes through in her stories.

Complete shownotes for episode 386 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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