Jeff and Will welcome everyone to 2016 to kick off the first episode of the new year. There was a lot to recap for the week. Jeff submitted Make the Right Choice on December 30 and it will publish in February. The guys also talk about why the title changed from Breakaway & Score.
Jeff mentions that the 2015 Top Ten Gay Romance anthology released from JMS Books with his story Hat Trick Overtime: Summer Camp was included. Jeff also talks about the Goodreads M/M Romance Readers Choice Awards Hat Trick 3: Penalty Shot was nominated for and Will joins in for a discussion of how the voting works. Prism Book Alliance gets a birthday shoutout and Jeff thanks Brandilyn for calling out the Hat Trick trilogy as one of the best she's read in the two years of reviewing for the site.
The multi-author giveaway to support Eric Arvin's is discussed so listeners can add their donations and be in the raffle for great prizes. Dreampsinner's Dreamspun Desires paperbacks arrived in the mail this week and are shown off. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is praised in a spoiler-free way. Last week's Question of the Week responses were also read (you can see all the responses on the shownotes page).
The guys recapped 2015 and talked about goals/plans for 2016. Will talked at length about how he was approaching 2016 after coming off a bad 2015. Will's approach to the year is based on things he's learned from Todd Herman. Jeff also reviews his 2015 and lays out some of his goals for the new year.
The show wraps up with the Question of the Week: "Do you set reading goals? If so, what are your goals for 2016?" Jeff and Will give their answers in the episode and hope you'll send in yours.
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