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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 Tr…
 
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 "…
 
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 T…
 
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 S…
 
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 bonu…
 
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 Lav…
 
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 o…
 
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 fr…
 
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 w…
 
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 W…
 
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 L…
 
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. Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. …
 
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. Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Fin…
 
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, "Fir…
 
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. Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many mo…
 
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 epis…
 
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 n…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 th…
 
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 ev…
 
For our second Big Gay Fiction Fest panel discussion we take on paranormal romance with Jenn Burke, Kiki Burrelli and Mia Monroe. We talk about the differences and crossovers between urban fantasy, magical realism and other genres, as well as the work that goes into creating a world where you decide all the rules. Of course we also discuss what dre…
 
J.R. Gray joins us for this Big Gay Fiction Fest: Pride 2022 Author Spotlight. We talk with Gray about how making up sci-fi stories when he was young led to the queer romance author he is today. He also shares how a pre-pandemic discovery about himself helped him stay focused and writing through it all, and how he likes to learn at least one new sk…
 
In this Big Gay Fiction Fest panel discussion we talk about historical romances with Annabelle Greene, Merry Farmer and Cat Sebastian. In addition to talking about the latest books from Annabelle, Merry and Cat, we find what brought them to historicals and why they write in the periods they do, the importance of showing queer love and happiness in …
 
Big Gay Fiction Fest: Pride 2022 begins! The guys announce the the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for Pride is the super sexy second chance, bodyguard romance "Under His Protection" by LaQuette. For the first Fest Author Spotlight, Kate Hawthorne talks about her latest series, "Not Ready for Love," including how the inspiration for the books c…
 
Happy Pride Month! To kick off Pride, Jeff reviews Phil Stamper's middle grade book "Small Town Pride." Jeff also talks about the dangers of book bannings and anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, and that everyone should be actively supporting causes that fight for diversity and inclusion. Children's book authors Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, authors of…
 
Jeff & Will welcome contemporary romance author Emma Alcott, who also writes paranormal romance as Piper Scott. We start off talking about her writing history, including when Piper Scott was a trio of authors working together and what led her to taking that name over. She also discusses why she created Emma Alcott and the kinds of contemporary stor…
 
Jeff and Will's deep dive discussions on the sexy supernatural series "Dante's Cove" continue as they talk about season 2, episodes 3 and 4, "Come Together" and "Spring Forward." Complete shownotes for episode 379 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find…
 
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…
 
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