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Jeff & Will’s Big Gay Fiction Podcast is for readers and writers of gay romance fiction. If you can read it, write it, watch it or listen to it, we’ll talk about it.

Jeff & Will’s Big Gay Fiction Podcast is for readers and writers of gay romance fiction. If you can read it, write it, watch it or listen to it, we’ll talk about it.
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Jeff & Will’s Big Gay Fiction Podcast is for readers and writers of gay romance fiction. If you can read it, write it, watch it or listen to it, we’ll talk about it.




Ep 141: Seth King Interview + TV, Movie & Book Reviews

Jeff & Will welcome Greywolf as a new patron and also congratulate Jen for winning the ebook giveaway for Running with Lions by Julian Winters from episode 139. Last weekend's Tony Awards are discussed along with NBC's Rise and the movies Paris is Burning, a documentary about the ballroom scene in late 1980s New York City, and Strike a Pose which looks at the dancers who were on Madonna's Blonde Ambition Tour. Jeff reviews two books by Seth King: Honesty and Twinkle Toes. Seth is then...


Ep 140: Charlie David Discusses "Shadowlands" Miniseries + Book & TV Reviews

Jeff & Will welcome Layla as a new patron and also congratulate Katie for winning the "Champions of Desire" giveaway from Christa Tomlinson from episode 138. The guys talk about Pose, the new FX series from Ryan Murphy that looks New York City's ball culture in the late 80s. Netflix original film Alex Strangelove is also discussed. Jeff reviews the first two books in Layla Reyne's Agents Irish & Whiskey Series, Single Malt and Cask Strength. Jeff interviews Charlie David about his new...


Ep 139: Debut Author Julian Winters Talks "Lions" + Book Reviews

Jeff & Will wish everyone a happy Pride month. The guys congratulate recent giveaway winners: Dee, Theresa, Danielle and Christina who won Audible codes from episode 136 as well as Lisa, Heather and Rhonda who each won an ebook from Hans Hirschi in episode 137. Jeff reviews The Lightning-Struck Heartby TJ Klune and Running with Lions by Julian Winters. Jeff interviews debut author Julian Winters. They discuss Running with Lions along with how Julian was encouraged to write the book, his...


Ep 138: Christa Tomlinson Interview & Giveaway + Book & TV Reviews

Jeff kicks off this week talking about the recent readings by the Queer Sacramento Authors Collective. Adam Rippon is congratulated for his Dancing With the Stars win. Jeff reviews the new anthology TV series from Charlie David, Shadowlands. The guys talk about Jason Gaffney's new movie Analysis Paralysis as well as the new short film starring Ben Bauer, Something New. Jeff also reviews Off the Ice by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn with narration by Kirt Graves. Jeff & Will interview Christa...


Ep 137: Hans M. Hirschi Interview & Giveaway, Book Reviews

The guys start off with a discussion about Jeff's writing week and the just wrapped RT Booklovers convention in Reno. They also mention a reading coming up this Friday, May 25 from authors in the Queer Sacramento Authors Collective that will be streamed on Facebook Live. Jeff & Will talk about Adam Rippon's contemporary dance this week on Dancing with the Stars, which got him into the finals. They also discuss their trip to see Stars on Ice where Adam, Nathan Chen and other figure skaters...


Ep 136: Audiobook Narrator Finn Sterling Interview, Book Reviews

Jeff updates everyone on the Codename: Winger books, including news that Tacker Hacker (book #1) is available for free, through May 15, at Amazon and other online retailers. Mark, Maureen and Katie are congratulated for winning the Keira Andrews giveaway from Episode 134. They guys also share the news that Tammy Middleton's Autism Awareness Auction in April raised more than $2400. Kendra is thanked for raising her pledge on Patreon. The guys talk about Adam Rippon's stint on Dancing...


Ep 135: Live from the L.A. Times Festival of Books Part 2

Jeff & Will bring you another episode packed with interviews from the recent L.A. Times Festival of Books. The guys talk to Candy Miller from Interlude Press (Candy also writes as Erin Finnegan), Anne Regan from Harmony Ink Press (Anne writes as Nicki Bennett), Rhys Ford, CJane Elliott, C.S. Poe, Bru Baker and K.C. Wells. Complete show notes for episode 135 are at


Ep 134: Keira Andrews Talks "Test of Valor," Book & TV Reviews

Schooled, the second book in Jeff's Codename: Wingerseries comes out on Tuesday, May 1. Lizzy, the winner of the Mary Calmes giveaway is congratulated. R.L. and James are welcomed as new patrons. Jeff & Will talk about TV they've been watching with the Riverdale take on Carrie: The Musical, Good Girls and Champions. Will discusses To Walk Invisible, a documentary on the Bronte Sisters, and Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women. Book reviews this week include Will's take on...


Ep 133: Live from the L.A. Times Festival of Books Part 1

Jeff & Will bring you this episode from the LA Times Festival of Books. This week's show, the first of two with interviews from the weekend, includes sit downs with Dreamspinner Press executive director Elizabeth North and authors C.B. Lee, Laura Stone, Andrew Grey and R.L. Merrill. Part two of the festival interviews will be in two weeks in episode 135. Complete show notes for episode 133 are at


Ep 132: Mary Calmes Talks "Twisted and Tied"

Jeff & Will remind everyone about the Autism Awareness Auction currently happening through the end of the month. They also discuss their April 21 and 22 appearances at the LA Times Festival of Books. Will reads a special letter to listeners regarding diversity in the gay romance genre. Will reviews "Bearly Legal" by Kiki Burrelli. Jeff talks about the recent audiobook release of "City Boy" by A.E. Wasp and narrated by Michael Pauley. Mary Calmes stops by to talk about her latest book,...


Ep 131: Tammy Middleton Talks Autism Awareness Month Auction, Christina's Baseball Book Recs

Jeff & Will look at some of the authors and exhibitors coming to the L.A. Times Festival of Books on April 21 and 22. They also remind listeners that Joyfully Jay's paranormal theme week is running through April 14. New patron Danielle is welcomed. Christina from Christina's Bookshelf recommends two books for baseball season: Love by Number by DJ Jamison and Bases Loaded by Sean Michael. She also talks about Campus Life, a choose your own adventure gay romance, by T.C. Orton. Will...


Ep 130: Markie & Jessica from Top To BOTM Podcast Interview, Book Reviews & Miscast

Jeff & Will discuss their second viewing of Love, Simon. Their co-written book, The Hockey Player's Heart, is now available as an audiobook performed by Finn Sterling. They've got a giveaway on the shownotes page for a lucky listener to win an Audible code for the book. The guys will be at the upcoming L.A. Times Festival of Books on April 21 and 22. They'll be doing a signing for their books and other fun stuff during that weekend. In other news this week, Changing on the Fly: The...


Ep 129: Jay from Joyfully Jay Previews Theme Week, Plus Bunnies, Silk & Wildes

Jeff & Will have completed their move and have news about Love, Simon, TJ Klune's new YA trilogy, Romance Writer's of America awards and Eastsiders. New patrons Jennifer, Lita, Olivia, Jules and LizaStar are welcomed. Will reviews books from K.C. Wells and A.R. Barley while Jeff has one from Lucy Lennox. The film Every Day and the new NBC series Rise are also discussed. Jay from Joyfully Jay stops by to preview the site's upcoming paranormal theme week, which begins April 9. She also...


Ep 128: Becky Albertalli Returns: More "Simon" Talk Plus "Upside" and "Leah"

Jeff & Will wish everyone a happy spring (or fall) this week. Will reviews Game Point by M.J. O'Shea. Jeff and Becky Albertalli continue their interview. Finishing up the discussion of Love, Simon they talk about the importance of a gay teen at the center of a big studio movie and her cameo. They also discuss books, including last year's The Upside of Unrequited as well as the forthcoming Leah on the Offbeat. Complete show notes for episode 128 are at


Ep 127: Becky Albertalli Discusses "Love, Simon"

Jeff & Will are on the movie this week. That doesn't stop them from bringing you the very best in gay fiction. Jeff reviews the audiobook of Jack of Thorns by Amelia Faulkner and narrated by Joel Leslie. The guys also discuss the YouTube Red original series Step Up: High Water, a spin off of the Step Up movie franchise. Jeff interviews Becky Albertalli, author of the best selling book Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda which hits the big screen this week under the title Love, Simon. Jeff...


Ep 126: Brandilyn Recommends Rick Riordan, "Tom of Finland" Bio Pic

Jeff & Will give a shout out to Pucks & Percentages, the new m/m hockey romance serial from V.L. Locey and RJ Scott. They also look at the horrible author payout Audible made after the first quarter of the Audible Romance Package. WIll reviews The Bunny and the Billionaire by Louisa Masters. The guys review Tom of Finland, the amazing biopic about the famed Finnish artist. Brandilyn and Jeff discuss the Young Adult works of Rick Riordan, which includes the Percy Jackson series, and in...


Ep 125: Poppy Dennison Introduces the "Bartlett Boys," Book Review, Book2Pod & More

Jeff & Will start off with updates from the past week. They give a birthday shout out to The Ripped Bodice bookstore, which celebrates its second anniversary on Sunday, March 4. The Book2Pod service is discussed further, including some listener feedback from last week's sample. Book2Pod's Nigel, the British narrator, provided the intro for this week's show. New patron Liz is welcomed. Jeff reviews The Sumage Solution by G.L. Carriger and narrated by Kirt Graves. The guys review of The...


Ep 124: Lucy Lennox Gets Princely, Lisa Has Book Recs & More

Jeff & Will kick off the episode with updates on writing and that they both registered for GayRomLit. They also talk about a listener email they got. The 2018 Winter Olympics are discussed, especially the representation from openly gay athletes Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy. The Book2Pod service was unveiled last week, offering to create computer-read books in podcast format. Jeff submitted a sample of his book, Dancing for Him, so listeners can sample a book as read by computer. The 100...


Ep 123: V.L. Locey & RJ Scott Talk "Poke Check," Book & Movie Reviews & More

Jeff & Will kick off the episode with updates on writing and moving. A shout out is given to Cupid Strikes Again Free Male/Male romance stories available from February 11-18 from authors including Garett Groves, Piper Scott, Amy Tasukada, Kiki Burrelli, Alex Miska, Lucy Lennox, and others. GayRomLit registration is also discussed as it comes up on Saturday, February 17. Will reviews Fortune's Slings & Cupid's Arrows by Ari McKay. Jeff reviews Down on the Farm and The Past Comes Home,...


Ep 122: Lucy Lennox Gets "Heart2Heart," Greg Tremblay Talks Audiobooks & More

Kickstarters have begun for two of Jeff & Will's favorite things: Where the Bears Are (for season seven) and Love & Luck Podcast (for season 2). New patron RobK is welcomed. Lucy Lennox stops by to talk about the Heart 2 Heart charity anthology that releases this week. She tells us about the origin of the book as well and the charities it supports. Jeff and Will discuss Wrapped Up in You by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine, which is also being made into a film by PassionFlix. Jeff also...