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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…
 
Author TJ Klune joins us to talk about "Flash Fire," the sequel to his YA superhero story "The Extraordinaries." TJ discusses the new characters, how Nick has to deal with changing perceptions about his father, and the importance of queer history and sex positivity within the book. He also talks about "Under the Whispering Door," the second book in…
 
Jeff & Will continue their look at books coming out this month, including titles by Becca Seymour, Avril Ashton, V.L. Locey, Skye R. Richmond, L.A. Witt, Genevive Chamblee, and EM Lindsey. They also review the Audible Original queer heist story "Hot White Heist" by Adam Goldman, the memoir "Hola Papi!" by John Paul Brammer, the friends-to-lovers ro…
 
Author Jackie North joins us to talk about her "Farthingdale Ranch" series, including the latest installment "The Ranch Hand and the Single Dad." Jackie tells us all about the series and the men who come to visit the ranch. We also find out the origins of Farthingdale Ranch, which trace back to Jackie's time travel series, "Love Across Time." Of co…
 
To kick off the month, Jeff has news about a discussion he's moderating with authors Penny Aimes and Verity Lowell in association with Carina Adores and Buffalo Street Books for Bookstore Romance Day coming on August 21. The guys talk about some great programming they've been watching recently, including the documentary "Summer of Soul," the crafti…
 
To open the show, Jeff & Will discuss a recent post on "Oprah Daily" featuring queer owned book stores across the U.S, and how you can support queer owned book stores by buying audiobooks from Libro.fm. Author Steven Salvatore and Bookstagrammer/Booktoker Jacob Demlow join us to talk about the inaugural Pride Book Fest, which took place during Prid…
 
After opening the show with a review of "Slippery Creatures" by KJ Charles, Jeff interviews the author about the "Will Darling Adventures," which recently concluded with the June release of "Subtle Blood." KJ discusses the pulp influences in the trilogy, and how the characters of Will and Kim evolved for her over the course of the series. KJ also t…
 
Authors Kat and Agnes, the duo who are known as K.A. Merikan, have been together more than 15 years and produced many fan favorite books. We talked with them about the upcoming 11th and final book in their "Guns n' Boys" saga, as well as about their trip into the Old West earlier this year with the "Dig Two Graves" duology. Kat and Agnes also talk …
 
Author E.J. Russell joins us this week to talk about the interactive game that's being made based on her novel "Cutie and the Beast." We also discuss the stories she's released this year that are part of shared universes, "Playhouse Purgatory" in "The Magic Emporium" and "King's Ex" in "Royal Powers II." We take a look at the historical Jeff & Will…
 
Jeff & Will kick off the show talking about what they've been watching, with a mix of classic toys, incredible comedies, documentaries, 1970s variety specials, and musicals Next it's a look at books they're looking forward to this month, including titles from Annabeth Albert, Lauren Blakely, Jocelynn Drake, Charlie Novak, Mia Monroe, Lane Hayes, Ge…
 
The guys welcome back Jay from Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach to talk about what they've been reading recently. They discuss books by Paul Rudnick, Maria Ingrande Mora, Kate Hawthorne, Jason June, Joanna Chambers and M.A. Grant. Plus, they each share a book they're looking forward to in the coming months, including titles by Annabeth…
 
Jeff & Will dive into the third book in the "Walker Boys" series from Ari McKay as they talk about "Seeking Solace," a sweet and sexy vacation romance. 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 and transcript for episode 318 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.…
 
Jeff & Will congratulate Roan Parrish on the cover reveal of her upcoming holiday story "The Lights on Knockbridge Lane," which is also the first gay romance to appear in a Harlequin series line. Jeff also discusses season 2 of Hulu's "Love, Victor." In a conversation from a recent Big Gay Fiction Live, authors from the "Love is All" anthology talk…
 
Jeff & Will talk about the final season of FX's "Pose" and the film adaptation of "In the Heights." The guys discuss author Steven Rowley's Audible Original "The Dogs of Venice" and his delightful new novel, "The Guncle." Jeff then talks with Steven about "The Guncle," its "Auntie Mame" influences, and how Steven struck the balance between humor, g…
 
Jeff & Will shout out a Carina Adores online Pride event coming up on June 14 featuring authors Adriana Herrera, Roan Parrish, Hudson Lin and Penny Aimes. Jeff talks with Kirt Graves about narrating the "Codename: Winger" young adult series. They discuss why Kirt wanted to take on the series, and his desire to voice more YA books. Kirt gets into th…
 
Jeff & Will announce the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for June: "Seeking Solace," the third book in the "Walker Boys" series by Ari McKay. Jeff reviews "Jay's Gay Agenda" by Jason June and "Meet Cute Diary" by Emery Lee before he interviews the authors about their debut YA novels. Jason June and Emery discuss the inspiration for their storie…
 
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 B…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 woul…
 
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 …
 
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” univer…
 
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 an…
 
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 Ruf…
 
This month, Jeff & Will talk about the charming, food-filled, small town romance “Striking Sparks” by Ari McKay. 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 and transcript for episode 305 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of…
 
Jeff & Will talk about two streaming musicals they recently enjoyed: “The Last Five Years” and “[title of show].” Spencer Spears discusses his brand new series, “Rebel Hearts,” which is a spin off of the “Murphy Brothers” series. Spencer shares why he decided to continue writing about characters living on Summersea Island, and why he loves to write…
 
Jeff & Will congratulate the finalists of the Romance Writers of America Vivian Award, including two authors of m/m romance: LaQuette for “Under His Protection” and Philip William Stover for “There Galapagos My Heart.” Anna Zabo talks about “Cinnamon Roll,” their installment in the “Bold Brew” shared universe series. They share the origins of Max a…
 
Jeff & Will talk about movies they've watched recently: the HBO documentary “Tina,” “Late Night” with Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson, the Amy Poehler-directed “Moxie,” and documentary “The Last Blockbuster.” They also have book reviews, including “Infinity Reaper” by Adam Silvera, “The Gentleman and the Lamplighter” by Summer Devon, “A Friend in th…
 
Jeff & Will update listeners on their 100 Day Projects. Jeff also talks about the dance programs they've watched recently. Robbie Couch talks with Jeff about his debut young adult novel, “The Sky Blues.” Robbie shares the inspiration for main character Sky, Sky's friends, and the fictional Michigan town where this rom-com / mystery story takes plac…
 
Jeff & Will celebrate 300 episodes of the podcast and make a big announcement about the show's future. They also discuss their happiness at the return of “The Great Pottery Throwdown” to HBO Max, and the queer representation in season 4. Jeff talks with debut author Everina Maxwell about her sci-fi adventure romance “Winter's Orbit.” They discuss E…
 
The Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for April is announced: “Striking Sparks” by Ari McKay. The guys also share the news of a new online book convention called IQARUS as well as a new fiction podcast from JC Calciano, “Steamy Stories.” Jeff & Will discuss books they're looking forward to in April, including titles by Rebecca James, Annabelle Gr…
 
The guys celebrate some Christmas cheer as they discuss the recently announced Netflix gay romance holiday movie. Jay from the Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach share some of their favorite books from the past few months, including titles by Tal Bauer, Con Riley, KJ Charles, C.S. Poe, Kat Silver and Jordan L. Hawk. They also shout out b…
 
The guys take a moment to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Big Gay Fiction Book Club. This month, Jeff & Will talk about the charming, pottery-themed romance “Throwing Hearts” by N.R. Walker. As always, in our book club discussions there are spoilers ahead. Complete shownotes and transcript for episode 297 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. …
 
The guys congratulate the authors who are finalists in the gay romance category for the 2021 Lambda Literary Awards: Adriana Herrera, Lance Ringel, Felice Stevens, Erin Colleen McRae & Racheline Maltese, and Cat Sebastian. They also give kudos to podcast guest L.C. Rosen for his finalist nod in the LGBTQ Young Adult category. N.R. Walker joins us t…
 
In this episode full of reviews, Jeff looks at the first two books in the “Vino & Veritas” series, “Featherbed” by Annabeth Albert and “Heartscape” by Garrett Leigh. He also talks about the romantic comedy “Revenge of the Brobot” by JC Calciano. Will has three historical novellas with Ava March's “Object of His Desire” and “Pleasures of Somerville …
 
Jeff & Will talk about two series on HBO Max they've enjoyed: the AIDS drama “It's a Sin” and the high school dramedy “Generation.” Jeff reviews Layla Reyne's romantic suspense “Queen's Ransom” as well as Eden Finley & Saxon James's jock/nerd romance “Power Plays & Straight A's.” Will reviews “Caught Looking” by Adriana Herrera and “Deja Vu” by Law…
 
Jeff talks about two things he's been into recently: The 25th Anniversary celebration for the musical “Rent,” and Queen Latifah in the reboot of “The Equalizer.” Will shouts out some TV shows we love that are returning this spring. In February, Jeff hosted a conversation with Philip William Stover for Doylestown Bookshop in Doylestown, PA. Philip d…
 
Jeff & Will congratulate TJ Klune and V.E. Schwab for the nominations their books received in the 26th Annual Audie Awards. Joshua Ian is here with the scoop on "Manchester Lake," the latest book in the "Darkly Enchanted Romance" series. Joshua discusses why he loves gothic romance and what draws him to the Edwardian era. In addition, he talks abou…
 
Jeff & Will announce the March Big Gay Fiction Book Club Selection: N.R. Walker's “Throwing Hearts.” They also talk about the upcoming Rainbow Space Magic virtual con. Adam Silvera joins Jeff to talk about the “Infinity Cycle” series, and the new book “Infinity Reaper.” Adam discusses how the books have evolved from outline to finished story and th…
 
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