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The Big Gay Fiction Podcast is for avid readers and passionate fans of gay romance fiction. Each week we bring you exclusive author interviews, book recommendations and explore the latest in gay pop culture.

The Big Gay Fiction Podcast is for avid readers and passionate fans of gay romance fiction. Each week we bring you exclusive author interviews, book recommendations and explore the latest in gay pop culture.

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The Big Gay Fiction Podcast is for avid readers and passionate fans of gay romance fiction. Each week we bring you exclusive author interviews, book recommendations and explore the latest in gay pop culture.

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English


Episodes

Ep 284: In the Booth with Audiobook Narrator Nick J. Russo

1/25/2021
Nick J. Russo joins us to talk about how drumming in a band was his gateway to becoming an audiobook narrator. He also discusses why he loves romances, the wide range of books he voices, and what his favorite sub-genres are. Nick also has the scoop on some of his latest releases as well as what's coming up next. Complete shownotes for episode 284 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find...

Duration:00:34:35

Ep 283: Talking Historicals with Zoë and Kelsey from "Tea & Strumpets"

1/18/2021
Jeff & Will welcome Zoë & Kelsey from the “Tea & Strumpets” podcast to talk about historical romance. The conversation ranges from why historicals can provide an escape, their favorite tropes in the genre along with some of their favorite books featuring m/m and f/f pairings. Of course, the hit Netflix regency romance “Bridgerton” is also discussed. Complete shownotes for episode 283 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part...

Duration:00:38:55

Ep 282: Reviews: Sarina Bowen, Slade James, Zoe Dawn, Max Rowan, E. Davies

1/14/2021
This episode is packed with book reviews as the guys discuss “Roommate” by Sarina Bowen, “The Uncut Wood” by Slade James and three books in the “Rosavia Royals” series: “Throne Together” by Zoe Dawn, “In His Court” by Max Rowan and “Barely Regal” by E. Davies. Complete shownotes for episode 282 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Duration:00:21:04

Ep 281: Sarina Bowen Introduces "Roommate" and a New Series

1/11/2021
Sarina Bowen joins us to talk about her new book “Roommate,” which is an m/m spin off from her “True North” series. She shares why it took her so long to figure how to write Kiernan, a character carrying a lot of secrets. She also discusses the “Vino & Veritas” series, which is one of a number of multi-author series that she is creating inside the “True North” story universe. Sarina previews a little of what's to come in the multi-book series. Complete shownotes for episode 281 along with a...

Duration:00:36:10

Ep 280: Winter Wonderland Story Giveaway

1/4/2021
Jeff & Will kick off 2021 with two announcements. The Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for January is “An Unseen Attraction” by KJ Charles. Also, the next edition of”Big Gay Fiction Live” is Thursday, January 14 at 7pm ET and features authors from the upcoming shared universe, “The Magic Emporium.” Lucy Lennox joins Jeff to talk about the Winder Wonderland Story Giveaway, which runs through January 10. Lucy tells readers what they can expect in the giveaway and also talks about the two...

Duration:00:50:32

Ep 279: Reviews and Favorites of 2020

12/31/2020
In the final episode of 2020, Will reviews RJ Scott's "Cupcakes and Christmas" and Jeff looks at the first two books in the "Rosavia Royals" series: "Up for Heir" by Stella Starling and "Reign or Shine" by HJ Welch. Jeff & Will also reveal some of their favorite reads from 2020, which include books by Jaxon Knight, TJ Klune, Annabeth Albert, Philip William Stover, Maz Maddox, Layla Reyne, Jayce Ellis and Julian Winters. Complete shownotes for episode 279 are at ...

Duration:00:34:04

Ep 278: Jay & Lisa's Favorites of 2020

12/28/2020
As 2020 winds down, Jay from Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach join us for a look at some of their favorite reads from the year. We start off talking about holiday favorites from the season. Jay recommends “His for Hanukkah” by Reese Morrison and Lisa's pick is “Angels in the City” by Garrett Leigh. Then it's on to their favorites of 2020, which includes books by E.M. Lindsey, David R. Slayton, Lynn Van Dorn, Caleb Roehrig, Lily Morton and Joanna Chambers. Jay and Lisa also talk...

Duration:00:47:52

Ep 277: Big Gay Fiction Book Club December 2020: "All Through the Night" by Suzanne Brockmann

12/24/2020
Jeff & Will celebrate the holiday season with the groundbreaking romance “All Through the Night” by Suzanne Brockmann. Will also briefly looks at the collection “Beginnings and Ends & When Tony Met Adam,” which features the continuing stories from characters from “All Through the Night.” Complete shownotes for episode 277 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Duration:00:30:42

Ep 276: Holiday Storytime with Sean, Kirt, Nick and Joel

12/21/2020
To spread some merriment this holiday week, Jeff & Will bring you Big Gay Fiction Live's Holiday Storytime event. Four audiobook narrators present readings from seasonal stories and talk about their favorite holiday traditions and what they like best in holiday stories. Sean Crisden reads from Adriana Herrera's “American Christmas.” Kirt Graves presents Keira Andrews's “Santa Daddy.” Nick J. Russo offers Christine d'Abo's “Rebound Remedy.” Joel Leslie rounds out the program with the classic,...

Duration:00:59:48

Ep 275: A Very Gay Holiday in Movies & Books

12/17/2020
Jeff & Will have a lot of holiday goodness in this review packed episode. They kick it off with the gay Christmas movies, Lifetime's “The Christmas Setup” and Paramount Network's “Dashing in December.” In books, Will reviews “Fake Boyfriend for Christmas” by Sean Ashcroft, “Operation Fake Relationship” by Jay Northcote and two titles from E.J. Russell, “The Probability of Mistletoe” and “A Swants Soiree.” In addition to the holiday merriment, the guys talk about the just released Netflix...

Duration:00:26:58

Ep 274: The Creative World of Narrator Sean Crisden

12/14/2020
With more than 10 years of experience as an audiobook narrator, Sean Crisden has voiced a number of books and series from authors like TJ Klune, RJ Scott, Adriana Herrera and countless others. Sean talks with Jeff about how he got his start, what he loves about romances and who some of his favorite characters are. Sean also shares how he keeps his creative well full, and that he just might have a romance of his own in the works. Complete shownotes for episode 274 along with a transcript of...

Duration:00:49:15

Ep 273: Holiday Book and Movie Reviews

12/10/2020
Jeff & Will love the holidays for all the seasonal stories and movies. They've been watching and reading a lot. In this episode they discuss Hulu's “Happiest Season” and Hallmark Channel's “The Christmas House.” They also review “Hearts Alight” by Elliot Cooper, “Holidays in Blue” by Eve Morton, “Gifts for the Season: Winter & Christmas MM Charity Anthology,” and “Party Favors” by Erin McLellan. Jeff also gives a shout out to American Ballet Theatre's male/male pas de deux “Touché,” which...

Duration:00:29:33

Ep 272: Listener Favorite: Suzanne Brockmann

12/7/2020
For the last Listener Favorite episode of our fifth anniversary year, we present Suzanne Brockmann. Suzanne, along with her family, has long been a champion of LGBTQ+ inclusion in romance fiction. In this look back at interviews from 2017 (which featured her, her husband Ed Gaffney and her son Jason T. Gaffney), Suzanne discusses her efforts to get gay characters in some of her early work, including the groundbreaking addition of FBI agent Jules Cassidy to her “Troubleshooter” series, and...

Duration:00:52:48

Ep 271: A Gothic Christmas Party with Gillian St. Kevern

11/30/2020
Author Gillian St. Kevern joins us to talk about the latest in the “Read by Candlelight” series, “The Christmas Party.” She discusses the origins of the series and what attracts her to telling gothic tales. Gillian also shares what got her started writing, as well as details on her other series: “Thorns and Fangs” and “Deep Magic.” She's also got a couple book recommendations too. Complete shownotes for episode 271 along with a transcript of the interview are at ...

Duration:00:49:14

Ep 270: Big Gay Fiction Book Club November 2020: "The Christmas Deal" by Keira Andrews

11/26/2020
Jeff & Will get into the holiday spirit with “The Christmas Deal” by Keira Andrews. As always, in this deep dive discussion there are spoilers ahead. Complete shownotes for episode 270 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Duration:00:37:12

Ep 269: From Wild West to Modern Day Shifters with Maz Maddox

11/23/2020
Author Maz Maddox talks to us about her "Stallion Ridge" series and the shifters and humans who call the Wild West town home. She's got the scoop on the upcoming sixth book as well as the finale that will arrive in 2021. Maz's new "RELIC" series, featuring modern day fossil hunters, is also discussed along with her writing origins, and author influences. Of course, she's also got some book recommendations too. Complete shownotes for episode 269 along with a transcript of the interview are...

Duration:00:37:20

Ep 268: Debut Author Liz Faraim Introduces Vivian Chastain

11/16/2020
Jeff & Will remind listeners about this Wednesday's Big Gay Fiction Live with Holiday Storytime featuring favorite audiobook narrators. The guys then talk about the HBO Max limited series "Equal." Author Liz Faraim talks with Jeff about her debut novel "Canopy," which kicks off the "Vivian Chastain" series. Liz discusses the origins of Vivian, why this became her first novel, and how she shared early versions of the story through live readings. Liz also shares what got her into writing and...

Duration:00:29:54

Ep 267: Reviews: Jayce Ellis, TJ Klune, Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn, Tanya Chris

11/12/2020
This episode is packed with book recommendations as the guys discuss “Learned Behaviors” by Jayce Ellis, “Brothersong” by TJ Klune, “Trade Deadline” by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn and “Manners & Mannerisms” by Tanya Chris. Two books outside the gay romance genre are also reviewed as Will talks about “Dolls! Dolls! Dolls!: Deep Inside Valley of the Dolls, the Most Beloved Bad Book and Movie of All Time” by Stephen Rebello and Jeff looks at “The Bridge” by Bill Konigsberg. Complete shownotes for...

Duration:00:31:54

Ep 266: Jayce Ellis Discusses "Learned Behaviors"

11/9/2020
Author Jayce Ellis joins Jeff and Will to discuss her latest book, “Learned Behaviors.” She also shares what she's got planned for the “Higher Learning” series as well as for the “High Rise” series that includes the books “André” and “Jeremiah.” Jayce also talks about how she started in the m/m romance genre and the amazing support she gets from her husband. She also offers up some book recommendations. Complete shownotes for episode 266 along with a transcript of the interview are at ...

Duration:00:37:31

Ep 265: Fifth Anniversary Celebration & Listener Favorite Adriana Herrera

11/2/2020
The podcast celebrates its fifth anniversary as Jeff & Will unveil a new theme song composed by author Daryl Banner as well as some changes to the podcast format. The Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for November is revealed: “The Christmas Deal” by Keira Andrews. The next episode of Big Gay Fiction Live is also announced for November 18 and it will feature holiday storytime with four favorite narrators. Jeff reviews Adriana Herrera's “American Christmas” before introducing Adriana's...

Duration:00:46:26