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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep 307: Previewing May's Book Abundance

5/6/2021
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 and Lisa Henry, “May the Best Man Win” by ZR Ellor, “The Guncle” by Steven Rowley, “Playing the Palace” by Paul Rudnick, “Hard Sell” by Hudson Lin,...

Duration:00:33:49

Ep 306: Hot Underwear Fever Dream Inspiration with Gregory Ashe & C.S. Poe

5/3/2021
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 Rufus, and what their writing process looks like. We also find out about the romance convention crossover between the “Snow & Winter” and “Borealis”...

Duration:00:49:34

Ep 305: Big Gay Fiction Book Club April 2021: "Striking Sparks" by Ari McKay

4/29/2021
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 the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Duration:00:27:17

Ep 304: Spencer Spears Takes Us Back to Summersea Island

4/26/2021
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 and read series. He also talks about writing three holiday stories in 2020, how he got started writing romance, and that a camboy romance is...

Duration:00:52:10

Ep 303: Author Anna Zabo Writes Feel Good BDSM

4/19/2021
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 and Tom and how they wanted to write a BDSM story that was full of kindness. Anna also shares what's coming up for them later this year, including...

Duration:00:43:11

Ep 302: Reviews: Adam Silvera, Summer Devon, Gregory Ashe & C.S. Poe, Sydney Smyth, Eli Easton & Tara Lain

4/12/2021
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 the Dark” by Gregory Ashe & C.S. Poe, “Bridesmates” by Sydney Smyth, and “Schooling the Jock” by Eli Easton & Tara Lain. Complete shownotes for...

Duration:00:38:32

Ep 301: Robbie Couch Mixes Rom-Com and Mystery for "The Sky Blues"

4/8/2021
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 places. We also find out Robbie's author origin story, what's coming next, and there's also a book recommendation. Complete shownotes and transcript...

Duration:00:38:24

Ep 300: Arranged Marriage in Space with Everina Maxwell

4/5/2021
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 Everina's inspiration for Prince Kiem and Count Jainan as well as how Everina balanced the romance, sci-fi, and suspense elements. She also talks...

Duration:00:41:51

Ep 299: April Book Preview Plus Reviews of Robbie Couch and Annabeth Albert

4/1/2021
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 Greene, Jaxon Knight, and Kris Ripper along with two anthologies, “Taking a Chance” and “Fables Retold.” Jeff also reviews “The Sky Blues” by...

Duration:00:28:21

Ep 298: Spring Book Recs with Jay & Lisa

3/29/2021
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 books from Layla Reyne and Jenn Burke that they are looking forward to. Complete shownotes for episode 298 along with a transcript of the show...

Duration:00:44:05

Ep 297: Big Gay Fiction Book Club March 2021: "Throwing Hearts" by N.R. Walker

3/25/2021
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. Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Duration:00:27:51

Ep 296: N.R. Walker Gets "Bossy"

3/22/2021
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 to talk about her latest book, “Bossy.” In addition, we discuss “Throwing Hearts,” which is this month's Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection, and...

Duration:00:44:45

Ep 295: Reviews: Annabeth Albert, Garrett Leigh, Ava March, Eden Blake, JC Calciano

3/18/2021
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 Park,” plus Eden Blake's “One Good Lord Deserves Another.” Complete shownotes and transcript for episode 295 are at ...

Duration:00:29:38

Ep 294: Reviews: Layla Reyne, Adriana Herrera, Eden Finley & Saxon James, Lawrence I. Hill

3/15/2021
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 Lawrence I. Hill. Complete shownotes and transcript for episode 294 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the...

Duration:00:25:21

Ep 293: The Lure of the Small Town with Philip William Stover

3/11/2021
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 discusses the “Seasons of the New Hope” series, which is set a few miles from Doylestown, and the new book “The Beautiful Things Shoppe.” Philip...

Duration:00:32:38

Ep 292: Darkly Enchanted Romance with Joshua Ian

3/8/2021
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 about his contemporary romance alter ego Lawrence I. Hill, how he got started writing, and authors that have inspired him. Plus, Joshua shares a...

Duration:00:27:44

Ep 291: Adam Silvera's "Infinity Cycle" Continues

3/1/2021
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 that after publishing four contemporary young adult books, writing urban fantasy was actually a return to his roots. He also shares a few details...

Duration:00:57:17

Ep 290: Big Gay Fiction Book Club February 2021: "Awkward Love" by Riley Hart

2/25/2021
Jeff & Will talk about the incredible new adult, contemporary romance “Awkward Love” by Riley Hart. As always, in this deep dive discussion there are spoilers ahead. Complete shownotes for episode 290 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:00:29:10

Ep 289: An Insiders Tour of "The Magic Emporium"

2/22/2021
Authors from the new “Magic Emporium” paranormal/urban fantasy series are here to talk about the 12 book, shared universe. Meghan Maslow tells us how she came up with the series idea and how 13 authors came to create their stories within the universe. Four “Emporium” authors, Kim Fielding, Eliot Grayson, Jacki James and Rhys Lawless, join in to talk about their books in the series and their approaches to working with the magical store. We also get the lowdown on what goes on inside the...

Duration:00:44:47

Ep 288: Roommates to Lovers with Garrett Leigh

2/15/2021
Garrett Leigh joins us to talk about her new books. This week “Unforgotten,” a second chance, roommates to lovers story, is released and Garrett shares how the story of Billy and Gus came to be. We also talk about her involvement with the “Vino & Veritas” series and her book “Heartscape” that comes out in March. The book “Redemption” is also getting sequels later this year and she'll discuss what brought her back to that story. Plus we find out what started her writing, her favorite tropes...

Duration:00:40:13