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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 324: Creating Pride Book Fest with Jacob Demlow & Steven Salvatore

7/26/2021
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 Pride Month 2021. They talk about how they went from idea to festival in just three months. Steven and Jacob discuss some of the programming...

Duration:00:49:59

Ep 323: Bookseller, Disgraced Aristocrat & An Emotional Support Knife with Author KJ Charles

7/19/2021
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 talks about how she started writing, the benefits of having been an editor for a publishing house, and what she's working on next. Of course there...

Duration:00:46:52

Ep 322: Author K.A. Merikan Completes the "Guns n' Boys" Saga

7/12/2021
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 about the "Curse Bound" series, how they met and got started writing, plus we get details on several books that are coming up next for them. Of...

Duration:01:02:23

Ep 321: Game Time with Author E.J. Russell

7/5/2021
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 have fallen for, "Silent Sin." E.J. has increased her audiobook production this year, working with narrators Joel Leslie and Greg Boudreaux, and...

Duration:00:42:01

Ep 320: Book and TV Recs to Keep Your July Cool

7/1/2021
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, Geoffrey Knight, Jackie North, RJ Scott and TJ Klune. The show wraps up with reviews. Jeff looks at "One Last Stop" by Casey McQuiston, "Heart...

Duration:00:53:21

Ep 319: Summertime Reading Recs with Jay & Lisa

6/28/2021
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 Albert and David R. Slayton. Complete shownotes for episode 319 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. Big Gay...

Duration:00:36:08

Ep 318: Big Gay Fiction Book Club June 2021: "Seeking Solace" by Ari McKay

6/24/2021
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.com. Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Duration:00:23:11

Ep 317: "Love is All" Authors Celebrate Love, Pride and Equality

6/21/2021
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 about this year's edition, which benefits the National Center for Transgender Equality. Anthology creator Xio Axelrod shares why she created the...

Duration:00:51:04

Ep 316: Author Steven Rowley's Feel Good Summer Read

6/14/2021
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, grief and a little bit of romance. Steven also shares his experience recording the audiobook, offers some book recommendations, and shares what...

Duration:00:40:41

Ep 315: Giving YA Characters a Voice with Kirt Graves

6/10/2021
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 the differences in voicing YA versus romance, as well as why he's live streaming some of his recording sessions on Discord. Kirt also asks Jeff...

Duration:01:05:00

Ep 314: Gay Agendas & Meet Cutes with Jason June & Emery Lee

6/7/2021
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 stories, both drawn from their own lives. They also talk about their desire to bring an authentic teen experience to the page, exploring themes like...

Duration:00:55:45

Ep 313: A Royal Rom-Com with Paul Rudnick

5/31/2021
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 Book Fest 2021, which runs June 11-13 featuring over 100 queer creators. Jeff reviews Paul Rudnick's "Playing the Palace" before interviewing the...

Duration:00:46:39

Ep 312: Big Gay Fiction Book Club May 2021: "Breaking Bonds" by Ari McKay

5/27/2021
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 of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts...

Duration:00:32:58

Ep 311: Hudson Lin Serves Up Tropey Goodness

5/24/2021
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's new book "Hard Sell" and then Jeff interviews Lin, who gives us the scoop on the new book, and her plans for continuing the "Jade Harbour...

Duration:00:48:54

Ep 310: Nerds vs. Jocks with Eli Easton and Tara Lain

5/17/2021
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 would be, and the stories each of the three couples would have. They also discuss what's coming up next, including more co-written books, and some of...

Duration:00:58:18

Ep 309: Layla Reyne's World of Assassins, Hackers and Cops

5/13/2021
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 talks about how she got back into writing in 2020 by writing these books, the fun she had bringing in so many cameos from the Whiskeyverse, and...

Duration:00:39:51

Ep 308: Into the Steam Room with JC Calciano

5/10/2021
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” universe. He also discusses how “Steam Room Stories” got started a dozen years ago, the new “Steamy Stories Podcast” and what got him started telling...

Duration:00:46:39

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