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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 214: Celebrating 10 Years of "Boystown" with Marshall Thornton

Jeff & Will open the show talking about the return of Eastsiders on Netflix starting December 1. They continue with more TV and movies including the film Last Christmas, the premiere of the new Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, ABC presentation of The Little Mermaid Live and the USA Network series Treadstone (which stars newly out actor Brian J. Smith). Natural Disaster by Erin McLellan and Heartsong by TJ Klune are reviewed this week. Jeff welcomes Marshall...


Ep 213: "Loosen Up" with Max Walker

Jeff & Will open the show celebrating two birthdays: Will's advanced age and the podcast's sprightly fourth year. Jeff reviews Blood & Bitcoin by L.A. Witt. Will reviews Safe Harbor by HJ Welch and The Secret of the Carrot Medallions, a graphic novel featuring Catherine Dair's Skip and Pip characters. Max Walker talks to Jeff about his latest book, Loosen Up and how he got involved in the Ace's Wild series. They also discuss Max's Stonewall Investigations and Stonewall Miami series, how he...


Ep 212: Coastal Magic Featured Author K.C. Burn

Jeff & Will wish everyone a Happy Halloween and hopes for a successful NaNoWriMo for those who'll start on Friday. They also announce Big Gay Fiction Podcast's inclusion in the new Frolic Podcast Network and they talk about their appearance this past week on Smart Podcast, Trashy Books. Will wraps up his month of paranormal reading with The Fall by X. Aratare. Jeff reviews the first two books in Lily Morton's Mixed Messages series--Rule Breaker and Deal Breaker. He also reviews Hellion,...


Ep 211: GRL 2019 Wrap-Up

Jeff & Will come to you this week from Albuquerque with a wrap up of their experience at GayRomLit 2019. They talk about the events they attended, their most loved moments, authors they met and books they picked up. Plus they've got a quick chat with Slade James, host of the new GayRomance.Show: The MM Author Podcast, about his show and his first GRL experience. Complete shownotes for episode 211 along with a transcript of the interview are at


GRL 2019 Bonus: Charlie David Talks About His Gay Romance Documentary

In an interview recorded at GayRomLit 2019, author/narrator/director Charlie David discusses the documentary on gay romance that he's filming at the retreat. Jeff and Charlie also discuss his narration work, including the recent release of Gregory Ashe's Orientation. Complete shownotes for this bonus episode are at


Ep 210: Ginn Hale Talks About Wrapping Up The "Cadeleonian" Series

Jeff & Will recommend everyone check out the new podcast Gay Mystery Authors. They also congratulate Top To BOTM Podcast on their two year anniversary and 50th episode. The guys talk about what they'll be doing at GRL, from lounge sessions to hosting Q&As and a Facebook Live show they'll be doing with special guest Charlie David. Will reviews the historical paranormal The Harvest Moon by Joshua Ian. Jeff interviews Ginn Hale about the just released Master of Restless Shadows, which is the...


Ep 209: Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn: "We Both Love Goalies!"

The guys welcome GayRomance.Show: The MM Author Podcast to the gay romance podcast neighborhood and recommend everyone check it out. They also discuss the films Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Skatetown U.S.A. Jeff & Will review the new Netflix series The Politician. Will kicks off a month of paranormal reviews with The Vampire's Club Book 1 by X. Aratare. Jeff talks to Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn about Goalie Interference. They discuss the real-life players and situations that inspired...


Ep 208: "Superpowered Love" with Coastal Magic Featured Author Katey Hawthorne

The guys talk about the surprise they had this week as the podcast made O: The Oprah Magazine's list of "21 Best Book Podcasts." They also wish everyone a happy International Podcast Day, welcome back The Queer Creative as they start season 2, and wish a happy Pride week to everyone celebrating with Druid City Pride in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Jeff reviews Goalie Interference by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn and Face the Music by K.M. Nuehold. Will joins Jeff to review King Me by Lucy...


Ep 207: A Trip to Joy Universe with Louisa Masters

The guys kick off the show talking about the Netflix series The Order. Jeff reviews A Gentleman Never Keeps Score by Cat Sebastian. Will reviews The Amorous Attorney by Frank W. Butterfield and I've Got This by Louisa Masters. Jeff & Will talk to Louisa Masters about her new book I've Got This, the first in the Joy Universe series. Louisa tells all about the book's origins, the fun she had developing the theme park and what's coming next in the series. She also discusses Out of the Office,...


Ep 206: Regency England Romance with Anne Hawley

Jeff & Will discuss the revamped Patreon rewards that are available starting this month, including this week's sneak peek of the new Big Gay Fiction: After Dark. Jeff reviews Criminal Past by Gregory Ashe and It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian. Anne Hawley talks to the guys about her regency romance Restraint and what sparked her love of historicals and writing. Anne also talks about the Masterwork Experiment she's worked on to analyze Brokeback Mountain and take those story beats to...


Ep 205: Hailey Turner Discusses "Soulbound" and "Metahuman Files"

Jeff & Will talk about the past week, including their wedding anniversary and Jeff beginning a writing masterclass. The guys also talk about the upcoming slate of Hallmark Channel Christmas movies featuring out actors. The movies The Hustle and A Simple Favor are discussed. Jeff reviews How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters. Will reviews The Unexpected Heiress by Frank W. Butterfield and Anticipating Temptation by Silvia Violet. Jeff talks to Hailey Turner about the latest in her...


Ep 204: Reading Challenge Month & Book Recs with Jay

Jeff & Will review the gay romantic comedy Analysis Paralysis from Jason T. Gaffney. In books, Will reviews Family Camp by Eli Easton and Jeff reviews Balefire by Jordan L. Hawk. Jay from Joyfully Jay talks with Jeff about the blog's Reading Challenge Month, which gives blog visitors the chance to discover some new books and win some big prizes. Jay also recommends books she's been reading: Soul on Fire by Tal Bauer, Dealing in Death by L.J. Hayward and The Witchstone Amulet by Mason...


Ep 203: First Time Collaboration with Frederick Smith & Chaz Lamar

Jeff & Will talk about seeing In The Heights and praise the season finale of Pose. Will reviews the audio fiction podcast The Two Princes. Jeff reviews the Gay Future Podcast, another audio fiction show, and Pocketful of Stardust by J.P. Barnaby and Rowan Speedwell. Frederick Smith and Chaz Lamar join Jeff to talk about their debut novel, In Case You Forgot. Frederick and Chaz share how they worked together on this first collaboration, the inspirations for Kenny and Zaire, favorite scenes...


Ep 202: Lisa Offers Spec Fic & Romantic Suspense Recs

Jeff & Will talk about their week at the Podcast Movement conference. They also discuss recent announcements about the new Love, Simonseries on Disney+ as well as the potential Hollywood deal that Lucy Lennox and Sloane Kennedy revealed this week. The guys talk summer TV with BH90210 and Grand Hotel. Will reviews Silvia Violet's Anticipating Rejectionwhile Jeff reviews King Slayerby Layla Reyne. Lisa from The Novel Approach recommends some speculative fiction and romantic suspense,...


Ep 201: Amber Smith Pulls Two Characters Together

Jeff & Will talk about their past week of business decisions and the coming week they’ll spend at the Podcast Movement conference. They also remind the authors in the audience to check out the new Big Gay Author Podcast. The guys talk about the production of The Wiz they just saw as well as the current season of Pose. Together they review Lucy Lennox’s Wilde Love and Jeff reviews Dreadnought by April Daniels. Amber Smith joins Jeff to talk about her young adult novel Something Like...


Ep 200: Milestone Celebration, RWA & Broadway Recap

This week Jeff & Will celebrate the 200th episode of the podcast and announce the launch of a brand new show, Big Gay Author Podcast. The guys review the Broadway productions they saw during their recent New York City trip, including King Kong, The Cher Show, Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune, The Prom, Be More Chill, Beetlejuice, Pretty Woman: The Musical, Tootsie, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and Moulin Rouge: The Musical. The 2019 Romance Writers of America National Conference...


Ep 199: Book Reviews: Gregory Ashe and Max Walker

We're away at our extended RWA/NYC trip so it's a super short show this week as we review some books for your summertime reading. Jeff reviews two books in Gregory Ashe's Hazard and Somerset Series: Guilt by Association and Reasonable Doubt. Will celebrates Christmas in July and reviews Deck the Halls by Max Walker. Complete shownotes for episode 199 are at Book Reviews Here’s the text of this week’s book reviews: Guilt by Association & Reasonable Doubt by...


Ep 198: Steampunk YA Adventure with Michael Vance Gurley

Jeff & Will talk about their upcoming trip to New York City for the Romance Writers of America national conference and reveal the news that they will be among the presenters at the RITA Awards ceremony on Friday, July 26. Will reviews The Masterpiece by Bonnie Dee while Jeff reviews a book Bonnie co-wrote with Summer Devon called The Nobleman and the Spy. Jeff interviews Michael Vance Gurley about his new YA steampunk novel Absolute Heart (Infernal Instruments of the Dragon #1). Michael...


Ep 197: Inside Online Romance Magazine "Blush"

Jeff talks about going to the reading and Q&A for Frederick Smith and Chaz Lamar's In Case You Forgot. The guys also talk about their recent trip to see the musical The Drowsy Chaperone starring Bruce Vilanch. It's a Heidi Cullinan double feature this week as Will reviews Nowhere Ranch and Jeff reviews The Doctor's Secret. Jeff talks with Jacqui Greig, the creator and editor of Blush magazine. Jacqui talks about why she created the magazine and what sparked her love of all things romance....


Ep 196: Music and Fame with Roan Parrish

The guys talk about the television they’ve been watching so far this summer, including American Ninja Warrior on NBC, FX’s Pose, American Masters: Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life on PBS, Grand Hotel on ABC, Good Trouble on Freeform and What/If on Netflix. Jeff reviews In Case You Forgot by Frederick Smith & Chaz Lamar. Jeff interviews Roan Parrish about Raze, the latest book in the Riven series. They talk about the research she did for the series, including going on tour with a band,...