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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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Jun 3, 2024

Happy Pride Month! Jeff kicks off the show with news about two in-person events he's taking part in during June. He also recommends two books perfect for Pride reading.

Lee Wind discusses his latest YA thriller/romance "A Different Kind of Brave," which mixes action, a love of James Bond films, gadgets, and a love story into a page-turner of a story. Lee talks about his inspirations for the book and how it evolved during the writing process. Lee also previews two books coming later this year "The Gender Binary is a Big Lie," and "For the Love of the Half-Eaten Peach." Plus we find out what Pride means to him in 2024 and get some great book recommendations.

Complete show notes for episode 455 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, June 17.

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May 20, 2024

On August 19, 2024, the Rainbow Readers Cruise sets sail for the first time. The cruise is organized by narrator Joel Leslie, Joel's husband and travel coordinator Rich Najuch, and reviewer/blogger Joyfully Jay, and share all the details on this one-of-a-kind reader event. We hear from them about why they created the cruise and the activities that will take place on the voyage.

Complete show notes for episode 454 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on June 3.

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May 6, 2024

Author Cat Sebastian discusses her latest book, "You Should Be So Lucky," which features the romance between baseball player Eddie and newspaper reporter Mark and is set in 1960 New York. Cat talks about why she decided to write a historical baseball romance and the author whose books inspired her to do it. She also shares details on her favorite scenes and side characters, and she's got book recommendations too.

Complete show notes for episode 453 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, May 20.

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Apr 22, 2024

Adib Khorram talks with Jeff about his new YA novel, "The Breakup Lists." He discusses what inspired the story of stage manager Jackson and swimmer-turned-actor Liam, including some elements that come from Adib's real life. We also find out about how Adib approached the deaf representation in the book, why he chose the plays he did to be staged within the book, and scenes that got left behind. Of course, Adib's got some great recommendations too.

Complete show notes for episode 452 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on April 8.

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Apr 8, 2024

Jeff welcomes authors Layla Reyne, Allison Temple, and Cari Z to discuss the new "Accidentally Undercover" romantic suspense series. We talk about the origin of the series (which includes secret message chicken wings), and what it was like for Allison and Cari to write their first solo romantic suspense books. Plus, they talk about their own books in the series, and give the details about the other books. Cari, Allison, and Layla also have some great reading and watching recommendations.

Complete show notes for episode 451 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, April 22.

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Mar 25, 2024

Jeff & Will welcome Steven Salvatore to discuss his new book "The Boyfriend Subscription," which is a queer retelling of "Pretty Woman." Steven talks about the inspirations he took from the Julia Roberts film, why he's started writing adult romance after several young adult titles, plus we get some hints about what's coming in the sequel. Steven also shares some reading recommendations to add to your TBR.

Complete show notes for episode 450 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on April 8.

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Mar 11, 2024

Jeff & Will kick off this episode discussing books that Jeff's recently read including "A Different Kind of Brave" by Lee Wind, "Mona of the Manor" by Armistead Maupin, and "Radiant: The Life and Line of Keith Haring" by Brad Gooch.

Brad then joins Jeff to discuss "Radiant," a biography that explores the life of artist Keith Haring from his earliest drawings through his death in 1990 at age 31. Brad talks about why he wanted to write this book, the fascinating research and interviews that he did, as well as the history he shares with Haring and 1980s New York City.

Complete show notes for episode 449 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, March 25.

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Feb 26, 2024

Jeff & Will begin by recommending "Most Ardently" by Gabe Cole Novoa, which is a retelling of "Pride & Prejudice."

To wrap up Valentine's month, the guys take a deep dive on one of their all-time favorite romances, "Romancing the Rough Diamond" by Clare London.

Complete show notes for episode 448 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, March 11.

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Feb 12, 2024

Jeff & Will kick off this episode with details on the "Box of Hearts: Sweet to Spicy Tales of LGBTQIA+ Love" available from authors on Ream. Jeff also reviews "The Invention of Wings" by Robin Knight.

Gregory Ashe discusses how subscription communities can engage readers on a deeper level. He shares insights from launching his own community, along with the early access and perks that his readers receive. Greg also talks about the first author he ever subscribed to and why he did it. Plus, he has details about his upcoming cozy mystery series, and some reading and viewing recommendations.

Complete show notes for episode 447 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, February 26.

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Jan 29, 2024

Jeff & Will kick off this episode discussing the comments they got from members of the Big Gay Fiction Podcast community about authors offering subscriptions.

Authors Charlie Cochet and Victoria Sue discuss the creative freedoms and community engagement that they have found since beginning their subscriptions. They also share details on upcoming projects, and offer book recommendations.

Complete show notes for episode 446 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, February 12.

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Jan 15, 2024

Jeff and Will kick off the show with a review of "The (Fake) Dating Game" by Timothy Janovsky. 

Michael Evans, an author and co-founder of the subscription platform Ream, discusses the rising trend of author subscription programs and Ream's role in bringing readers and storytellers together. Michael shares the inspiration behind Ream, and the valuable resources available for readers looking to support their favorite writers, and for authors considering building their own communities. He also talks about features coming to Ream in the coming year.

Complete show notes for episode 445 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, January 29.

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Jan 1, 2024

Jeff and Will share some favorite reads of 2023 from Big Gay Fiction patrons. Jeff also reviews "Heartstopper Volume 5" by Alice Oseman.

Kacen Callender discusses their first adult romance novel "Stars in Your Eyes." They talk about writing and researching the enemies-to-lovers romance between two actors, and incorporating themes of mental health and social media culture. They also share insights about drawing from personal experiences to shape Logan and Mattie's story. Plus, Kacen offers some recommendations for listeners, and teases with some details on what's coming up next.

Complete show notes for episode 444 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, January 15.

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