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Serialized Stories of LGBTQ+ Sports Fiction. 2019: Serial Reading of: 'NORTHRIDGE HIGH FOOTBALL CAMP' - a gay erotic sports fiction book. 2022: Serial Reading of: 'THE GUYS OF NORTHRIDGE' - a gay erotic sports fiction book. (the Sequel to 'Northridge High Football Camp' ) *PLEASE NOTE: These books were written in and take place in the late 1980's. The talk amongst the football guys are true to that time. Please view them as a snapshot of that era*
 
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Jeff & Will welcome author Lily Morton to talk about her new book "The Sceptic," which begins the "Arcana Books" series. The new series is a spin-off from the "Black and Blue" series, which Lily explains is a series that almost never got published as she was hesitant to move into paranormal after writing several popular contemporaries. We also hear…
 
Jeff & Will welcome Rob Kearney, the world's strongest gay, and Eric Rosswood, an LGBTQ+ parenting expert, to talk about their new children's book "Strong." The book, based on Rob's story of embracing his true self and the success he found as a result, shows the many ways to be strong. Rob and Eric discuss their collaboration on the book, the amazi…
 
Jeff & Will kick off this YA-focused episode talking about "Heartstopper," the new series on Netflix that's based on the graphic novel of the same name by Alice Oseman. Some incredible middle grade and young adult books coming in May are previewed, including titles by Robby Weber, Tucker Shaw, Maya MacGregor, Emery Lee, Kevin Van Whye, Dean Atta, K…
 
Jeff & Will kick off the show with an announcement: The Big Gay Fiction Fest is back for Pride Month. They've got all the details on the Fest's line up and where to purchase tickets. The guys discuss what they've been watching recently, including the movies "Spider-Man: No Way Home" and "The Lost City," as well as the historical drama series "The G…
 
Jeff & Will discuss Kosoko Jackson's "I'm So (Not) Over You," the rom-com that features second chances and fake dating set over a wild wedding weekend. As always, in our book club chat there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven't read the book yet. Make sure you keep listening after our discussion for the first chapter from the audi…
 
Jeff and Will talk to Jackie North about her six book historical series "Oliver & Jack," which she has begun to re-release. The guys continue their deep dive on "Dante's Cove" as they discuss Season 2, Episode 2, "Playing With Fire." Complete shownotes for episode 373 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. Big Gay Fict…
 
Jeff reviews the young adult thriller "Survive the Dome" by Kosoko Jackson. Jeff then interviews Kosoko about both Survive the Dome, and his rom-com "I'm So (Not) Over You," which is also the Spring Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection. Kosoko talks about his favorite rom-coms, why he decided to write one, and the ways the characters and story chang…
 
Jeff & Will continue to shine the spotlight on the "All American Boy" series by talking briefly about the books in the series before they are also joined by series authors Shane K. Morton, Miski Harris, and Elle Keaton. Not only do they discuss their "All American Boy" books, they also talk to us about their other recent releases, along with what t…
 
Jeff & Will talk about what they loved in "Bridgerton" season 2. K.C. Kassidy, who also writes as Sierra Hill, talks about the new m/m installment of the "All American Boy" series and her book "Pretty Boy." She shares how she decided to set the series in Maine with the backdrop of a tall ship festival, as well as why she created the series. K.C. al…
 
Jeff & Will kick off the show with the announcement of the Spring Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection, Kosoko Jackson's "I'm So (Not) Over You." They also introduce the Rainbow Romance Reader Report, the official newsletter of the Big Gay Fiction Podcast. The recent "New York Times" article about LGBTQ romance is also discussed. Will chats about hi…
 
Jeff & Will talk about the K-drama "Romance is a Bonus Book," and the coffee table book "Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt's Creek." The guys continue their deep dive on "Dante's Cove" as they discuss Season 2, Episode 1, "Some Kind of Magic." Complete shownotes for episode 368 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictio…
 
We talk books with Jay from Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach. They recommend six of their recent reads including titles from Kate Hawthorne, Justin Schuelke, Iris Foxglove, P.J. Vernon, A.C. Everett, and Con Riley. They also shout out books they're looking forward to from Vaun Cassidy and K.D. Edwards. Complete shownotes for episode 36…
 
It's a super-sized episode this week! Ariella Zoelle joins joins us to talk about her "Sunnyside" universe, which expands again in April as she begins the "Harmony of Hearts" series. The first book in that series, "Play by Heart," tells the story of rock star Iason and museum curator Orion. It's a bi-awakening story that took Ariella 17 years to co…
 
The guys kick off with a preview of biographies coming this spring, including books by Harvey Fierstein, Grace Ellis & Hannah Templer, Alexandra Billings, Randy Rainbow, Nyle DiMarco, Rob Kearney & Eric Rosswood, Tom Daley, and Colton Haynes. Will also reviews the V.C. Andrews biography "The Woman Beyond the Attic: The V.C. Andrews Story" by Andrew…
 
The show kicks off as Jeff talks about his recent interview on the "Activated Author Podcast." Jeff & Will also talk about their recent appearance on "Smart Podcast, Trashy Books" as they joined host Sarah Wendell to recap, and dish about, the 1982 YA romance "Cover Girl." The guys preview a dozen books coming up in March, including titles by Merry…
 
Jeff & Will talk about the Winter Olympics and remind everyone about the Winter Olympics m/m romance promotion that continues through the end of the month. They also recommend the Netflix drama "Kitz" for your binging pleasure. The guys continue their recap of "Dante's Cove" as they discuss Season 1, Episode 2, an episode titled "Then There Was Dar…
 
Jeff & Will talk about a Valentine's gift Jeff received, and they discuss some comfort TV they've been watching. Author Noah Steele talks about his second chance, small town romance "Catch Me If I Fall," including the inspirations behind Cole and Jasper, the fun he had creating their nostalgia tour, and what went into creating the town of Sugar Hil…
 
Jeff & Will celebrate the release of the fifth "Heart2Heart" charity anthology as they welcome four of this year's authors, Mia Monroe, Jodi Payne, K. Webster, and Neve Wilder, along with the organizer of the anthology series Leslie Copeland. We talk about this year's theme of Never Have I Ever, and how the authors worked with the hundreds of reade…
 
Jeff & Will kick off the show with an announcement about the Big Gay Fiction Book Club. They also share some answers they got to the question about owning physical books versus electronic copies, and talk about a recent marathon of boat movies they watched. The guys preview thirteen books they're looking forward to in February, including titles by …
 
Jeff & Will discuss the very sexy bad boy and virgin romance "Bad Boy" by Emma Alcott. As always, in our book club chat there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven't read the book yet. Make sure you keep listening after our discussion for the first chapter from the audiobook, narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo. Complete shownotes for epi…
 
Jeff & Will open the show talking about books they picked up at a recent library giveaway. That leads to a discussion about how they decide which books to have a physical copy of versus an electronic one. The guys kick off a new, monthly feature where they recap episodes of the sexy, supernatural drama "Dante's Cove," which ran from 2005-2007 on He…
 
New York Times best selling author Lauren Blakely talks about "The Best Men," which she co-wrote with USA Today best selling author Sarina Bowen. Lauren shares all the details on how she and Sarina came up with the ideas for this enemies-to-lovers romance, and how their writing process worked. Lauren also discusses how she went from journalism to a…
 
Jeff & Will welcome author Gabbi Grey to talk about her sunshine/grumpy, forced proximity romance "Ginger Snapping All the Way." Gabbi shares how "Ginger Snapping" became her first full length novel, and how the characters of Maddox and Ravi found their way to the page. We also get details on the pets she writes into her books (including how Prince…
 
Jeff & Will kick off 2022 with a bunch of book recommendations. First up they announce the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for January, the sexy bad boy and virgin romance that is appropriately titled "Bad Boy" by Emma Alcott. The guys then discuss books they're looking forward to in January, including titles by David Valdes, K.M. Neuhold & Mia…
 
Jeff & Will discuss the holiday programming they've been watching, including the Amazon series "With Love," the Comedy Central movie "A Clusterfunke Christmas," RuPaul's "The Bitch Who Stole Christmas," Peacock's "Days of Our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas," and two Lifetime movies "Under the Christmas Tree" and "Candy Cane Candidate." The guys also…
 
Jeff & Will discuss the virgin meets tattooed bad boy holiday romance "A Boyfriend for Christmas" by Jay Northcote. As always, in our book club chat there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven't read the book yet. Make sure you keep listening after our discussion to hear the third chapter of the audiobook, narrated by Hamish Long. Co…
 
Jay from Joyfully Jay and Lisa from the Novel Approach discuss three of their favorite books from 2021, including titles by David R. Slayton, S.E. Harmon, Freya Marske, Lily Morton, M.A. Grant, and Layla Reyne. Lisa and Jay also share a favorite holiday read, and a book they're looking forward to in the year. Complete shownotes for episode 352 alon…
 
Jeff & Will kick off the show with a brief recap of the Big Gay Fiction Fest. They also talk about NBC's "Annie Live" and ABC's "Live in Front of a Studio Audience" featuring classic episodes of "Facts of Life" and "Diff'rent Strokes." They preview books that are coming before the end of the year, including titles from E.M. Lindsey, Merry Farmer, E…
 
Jeff kicks off the show talking about "Superman: Son of Kal-El," and the recent issue where Superman came out and kissed a guy. Jeff & Will also discuss the new Netflix gay Christmas rom-com "Single All the Way." The guys have a deep dive discussion of one of their favorite Christmas movies from 2020, "Dashing in December." They break down what the…
 
Jeff & Will remind everyone that the Big Gay Fiction Fest takes place this coming weekend on Saturday, December 4. The guys also announce the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for December: Jay Northcote's "A Boyfriend for Christmas." Next, they talk about books they're looking forward to in the first half of December, including titles from Alice…
 
Jeff & Will discuss the delightful holiday romance "The Lights on Knockbridge Lane" by Roan Parrish. As always, in our book club chat there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven't read the book yet. Make sure you keep listening after our discussion to hear the first chapter of the audiobook, narrated by Michael Dean. Complete shownot…
 
Jeff & Will announce the guests for the Holiday Story Time segment of the Big Gay Fiction Fest, which takes place on Saturday, December 4. Jeff reviews "tick, tick... BOOM!," a movie version of a Jonathan Larson musical that recently premiered on Netflix. Jeris Jean joins us to talk about "Romantic Hero," the first book in her new "Coleridge Cliffs…
 
Jeff & Will kick off the show with details on an article they wrote for the Frolic website. They also remind everyone to reserve their spot for the Big Gay Fiction Fest coming up on Saturday, December 4. Author Jenn Burke discusses "House on Fire," the latest book in her "Ashes and Dust" series. Jenn also talks about why she created the spin off fr…
 
During Bookstore Romance Day on August 21, Jeff hosted a conversation with debut authors Penny Aimes and Verity Lowell. Penny and Verity discuss their novels—"For the Love of April French" and "Meet Me in Madrid," what led them to writing romance, and their favorite tropes. We also find out about some of their favorite authors and how those authors…
 
As part of Big Gay Fiction Podcast's Sixth Anniversary celebration week, Jeff & Will have a mega crossover event with Sarah and Amanda from "Smart Podcast, Trashy Books." Together they talk about a wide rage of topics as they answer questions from their Patreon communities, and of course there's lots of book talk too! You can find the second part o…
 
Jeff & Will celebrate the podcast's sixth anniversary and announce the Big Gay Fiction Fest, a virtual online reader event taking place Saturday, December 4 that will celebrate gay holiday romances. The guys have a ton of book recommendations as they look at books releasing in November. First up it's holiday-themed releases from E.J. Russell, H.L. …
 
Jeff & Will discuss the thrilling new adult romance "This is Not a Horror Movie" by Sara Dobie Bauer. As always, in our book club chat there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven't read the book yet. Make sure you keep listening after our discussion to hear the first chapter of the audiobook, narrated by Blake Lockheart. Complete sho…
 
Jeff & Will recommend the supernatural rom-com "Out of Body," which is perfect for Halloween week viewing. Author Merry Farmer is here to discuss two books she's releasing this week. First up is the second in her "After the War" historical romance series, "Never Judge a Duke by His Lover." Then the discussion turns to "Peter and the Mission," the f…
 
In the spirit of Halloween, Jeff & Will talk about the new TV series "Chucky," which is based on the classic horror movie franchise and features a gay teen as its main character. Jeff talks with author Sara Dobie Bauer about her new adult, rom-com, horror story "This is Not A Horror Movie," which also happens to be this month's Big Gay Fiction Book…
 
Jeff & Will preview 14 books that are coming before the end of October, including titles by Ariella Zoelle, Max Walker, Kai Butler, J.R. Gray, Edie Montreux, Roe Horvat, Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes, Keira Andrews, Alice Winters, EM Lindsey & Marina Vivancos, Merry Farmer, Noah Steele, Joanna Chambers & Sally Malcolm, and Lauren Blakely. The guys also r…
 
To kick off the holiday season, Jeff & Will welcome Roan Parrish. The conversation starts with Christmas and Roan's holiday romance "The Lights on Knockbridge Lane." The book, the third in the "Garnet Run" series, is historic in that it's the first time an m/m romance has been a part of a Harlequin series line. Roan talks about the romance between …
 
Jeff & Will present a conversation that took place between authors Frederick Smith, Chaz Lamar Cruz and Adriana Herrera. The event was part of the book tour for Frederick and Chaz's book "Busy Ain't The Half Of It." Adriana talked with Fredrick and Chaz about the book and their co-writing experience, including how the process changed since the firs…
 
Jeff & Will kick off the show with the announcement of the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for October: "This Is Not a Horror Movie" by Sara Dobie Bauer. The guys talk about four musicals they've watched recently: "Diana" on Netflix, "Everybody's Talking About Jamie" on Amazon Prime, "Come From Away" on Apple, and "Dear Evan Hansen" at the movi…
 
Jeff & Will visit Hollywood for this month's Book Club as they discuss the sexy, sweet story about two actors who fall in love while working on a TV show in Jeris Jean's "Running Lines." 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 335 along with a tr…
 
Jeff & Will welcome back Jay from Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach to find out what they've been reading lately. Recommendations include books by Alison Cochrun, Penny Aimes, Vawn Cassidy, Rory Michaelson, TJ Nichols, Aden Polydoros, Kate Hawthorne & E.M. Denning, and Hailey Turner. Complete shownotes for episode 334 along with a trans…
 
Before we get into this week's interview, Jeff reviews the audiobook of "How to Be Remy Cameron," as well as the new anthology "Black Boy Joy," edited by Kwame Mbalia. We are super excited this week to welcome Silas Whitaker, a new audiobook narrator who already has a few titles out for young adult and gay romance fans. Author Julian Winters joins …
 
Jeff & Will remind everyone that this month's Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection is "Running Lines" by Jeris Jean. The Book Club episode is coming up on Thursday, September 30. In addition, they also share that a previous Book Club selection, Clare London's "Romancing the Rough Diamond," is now available in audiobook narrated by Joel Leslie. In a …
 
The show kicks off with news about the TransBook365 hashtag, and the Romance for Haiti auction. Author C.B. Lee is here to talk about "A Clash of Steel," which is the first book in the "Remixed Classics" series where authors from diverse backgrounds take different literary classics from centuries past and reinterpret them. We hear from C.B. about h…
 
The guys announce the September Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection: the delightful Hollywood romance, "Running Lines" by Jeris Jean. Looking at books coming in September, Jeff & Will discuss titles by Garett Leigh, Lucy Lennox & May Archer, K.M. Neuhold, Nicky James, Riley Hart, Alison Cochrun, Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes, DJ Jamison, and Haven Hadley…
 
Jeff shares the news that the first three audiobooks for his "Codename: Winger" young adult series, narrated by Kirt Graves, are now available everywhere. The hockey romances "Heated Rivalry" and "Role Model," both by Rachel Reid, are reviewed by Jeff before Rachel joins us to talk about the "Game Changers" series. She shares what got her started w…
 
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