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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 395: "Dante's Cove" Recap: Season 3, Episodes 3 & 4

8/15/2022
Jeff and Will's deep dive discussions on the sexy supernatural series "Dante's Cove" continues as they talk about season 3, episodes 3 and 4, "Sexual Healing" and "Like a Virgin." Complete shownotes for episode 395 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 at frolic.media/podcasts!

Duration:00:30:13

Ep 394: "Dante's Cove" Recap: Season 3, Episode 2

8/8/2022
Jeff and Will's deep dive discussions on the sexy supernatural series "Dante's Cove" continue as they talk about season 3, episode 2, "Blood Sugar Sex Magik." Before they get to the recap though, the guys talk about some other shows they've been watching this summer including "Our Flag Means Death" on HBO Max, "The Lake" on Amazon Prime Video, "Fire Island" on Hulu, "Love, Victor" on Hulu and Disney+, and the documentary "Baloney." Complete shownotes for episode 394 along with a transcript...

Duration:00:36:46

Ep 393: "Dante's Cove" Recap: Season 3, Episode 1

8/1/2022
Jeff and Will's deep dive discussions on the sexy supernatural series "Dante's Cove" continue as they talk about season 3, episode 1, "Sex and Death (And Rock and Roll)." Complete shownotes for episode 393 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 at frolic.media/podcasts!

Duration:00:32:53

Ep 392: "Dante's Cove" Recap: Season 2, Episode 5

7/25/2022
Jeff and Will's deep dive discussions on the sexy supernatural series "Dante's Cove" continue as they talk about season 2, episode 5, "The Solstice." Before they get to the recap, the guys talk about a recent episode of the "Shelf Love" podcast, as well as the Thai BL series "KinnPorsche," and the Korean film "Wish You." Complete shownotes for episode 392 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network....

Duration:00:30:49

Ep 391: TJ Klune Wraps Up "The Extraordinaries"

7/18/2022
Author TJ Klune is here to talk about "Heat Wave," his latest book which wraps up the YA "Extraordinaries" trilogy. TJ discusses wrapping up this trilogy, the mix of drama and humor he brought to the series, and the found family that battles against evil. We also chat about getting back out into the world to talk about books, and what's coming up next for TJ. He's also got a couple of book recommendations to share. Jeff also reviews "Heat Wave." Complete shownotes for episode 391 along with...

Duration:00:52:17

Ep 390: Super Summer Reading Recommendations

7/11/2022
Jeff & Will have books to recommend for your TBR! In keeping with the Christmas in July theme, the guys recommend "Lights, Camera, Christmas" by J.D. Light, "Merry Measure" by Lily Morton, and "Stanley's Christmas Redemption" by Gabbi Grey. For some summertime YA reads they talk about "A Little Bit Country" by Brian D. Kennedy, and "Out of the Blue" by Jason June. Jeff's also got some can't miss romance with "Playing for Keeps" by Beth Bolden, and Kate Hawthorne's complete "Not Ready for...

Duration:00:37:18

Ep 389: Christmas in July Movie Recap: "The Christmas Setup"

7/4/2022
Jeff & Will celebrate Christmas in July with a special recap discussion of one of their favorite holiday films, "The Christmas Setup." This Lifetime Original from December 2020 was the first holiday movie on an American cable network to feature a gay romance as the main storyline. As with all recaps, there are spoilers along the way so keep that in mind if you haven't seen this movie. Complete shownotes for episode 389 along with a transcript of the show are at ...

Duration:00:38:04

Ep 388: Big Gay Fiction Book Club Pride 2022: "Under His Protection" by LaQuette

6/27/2022
Jeff & Will discuss LaQuette's "Under His Protection,'' the super sexy, second chance, romantic suspense story that also features some bodyguard and fake relationship tropes. As always, in our book club chat there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven't read the book yet. Complete shownotes for episode 388 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 at...

Duration:00:32:26

Ep 387: Fiction Fest Panel Discussion: Cozy Mysteries with Michael Craft, Frank Anthony Polito and S.C. Wynne

6/23/2022
We're talking about cozy mysteries in this final Big Gay Fiction Fest panel discussion. Authors Michael Craft, Frank Anthony Polito, and S.C. Wynne join us to discuss the genre, what got them started writing in it, and we learn about their latest releases. Each author also shares what aspects of cozies they enjoy most, the most interesting thing they've learned in their research, and what Pride means to them in 2022. Complete shownotes for episode 387 along with a transcript of the show are...

Duration:01:22:36

Ep 386: Fiction Fest Author Spotlight: Beth Bolden

6/20/2022
For this final Author Spotlight of Big Gay Fiction Fest: Pride 2022 we welcome Beth Bolden. Beth gives us the scoop on her new "Miami Piranhas" series, and why she loves sports romances so much. Beth also shares how her love of analysis helps her fiction writing, the pros and cons of setting her books in one big universe, and how her writing has evolved over the years. Of course, since this is a Pride month episode, we also hear what Pride means to her and how that comes through in her...

Duration:00:48:41

Ep 385: Fiction Fest Panel Discussion: Paranormal Romance with Jenn Burke, Kiki Burrelli and Mia Monroe

6/16/2022
For our second Big Gay Fiction Fest panel discussion we take on paranormal romance with Jenn Burke, Kiki Burrelli and Mia Monroe. We talk about the differences and crossovers between urban fantasy, magical realism and other genres, as well as the work that goes into creating a world where you decide all the rules. Of course we also discuss what drew each of them to write paranormal, their latest books, and how they make paranormal creatures uniquely their own. Complete shownotes for episode...

Duration:01:11:58

Ep 384: Fiction Fest Author Spotlight: J.R. Gray

6/13/2022
J.R. Gray joins us for this Big Gay Fiction Fest: Pride 2022 Author Spotlight. We talk with Gray about how making up sci-fi stories when he was young led to the queer romance author he is today. He also shares how a pre-pandemic discovery about himself helped him stay focused and writing through it all, and how he likes to learn at least one new skill per year. We also discuss his new "Love Equations" series, how his stories have evolved over the years, and what Pride means to him. Complete...

Duration:00:43:37

Ep 383: Fiction Fest Panel Discussion: Historical Romance with Annabelle Greene, Merry Farmer and Cat Sebastian

6/9/2022
In this Big Gay Fiction Fest panel discussion we talk about historical romances with Annabelle Greene, Merry Farmer and Cat Sebastian. In addition to talking about the latest books from Annabelle, Merry and Cat, we find what brought them to historicals and why they write in the periods they do, the importance of showing queer love and happiness in their stories, why historicals are so popular now, and what Pride means to each of them. Complete shownotes for episode 383 along with a...

Duration:01:34:08

Ep 382: Fiction Fest Author Spotlight: Kate Hawthorne

6/6/2022
Big Gay Fiction Fest: Pride 2022 begins! The guys announce the the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for Pride is the super sexy second chance, bodyguard romance "Under His Protection" by LaQuette. For the first Fest Author Spotlight, Kate Hawthorne talks about her latest series, "Not Ready for Love," including how the inspiration for the books came from cover photos that she saw. Kate also discusses how standalones books often turn into series, the types of kink and angst she likes to...

Duration:00:56:05

Ep 381: Penguin Families and Book Bannings with Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell

6/2/2022
Happy Pride Month! To kick off Pride, Jeff reviews Phil Stamper's middle grade book "Small Town Pride." Jeff also talks about the dangers of book bannings and anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, and that everyone should be actively supporting causes that fight for diversity and inclusion. Children's book authors Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, authors of the classic "And Tango Makes Three," join Jeff to talk about their book, which has been repeatedly banned and challenged since its publication...

Duration:00:49:28

Ep 380: Emma Alcott and the "Masters of Romance"

5/30/2022
Jeff & Will welcome contemporary romance author Emma Alcott, who also writes paranormal romance as Piper Scott. We start off talking about her writing history, including when Piper Scott was a trio of authors working together and what led her to taking that name over. She also discusses why she created Emma Alcott and the kinds of contemporary stories she writes for that pen name, including the "Masters of Romance" series, which features "Bad Boy," a previous Big Gay Fiction Book Club...

Duration:00:52:34

Ep 379: "Dante's Cove" Recap: Season 2, Episodes 3 & 4

5/23/2022
Jeff and Will's deep dive discussions on the sexy supernatural series "Dante's Cove" continue as they talk about season 2, episodes 3 and 4, "Come Together" and "Spring Forward." Complete shownotes for episode 379 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 at frolic.media/podcasts!

Duration:00:38:18

Ep 378: Lily Morton Brings the Scares with "The Sceptic"

5/16/2022
Jeff & Will welcome author Lily Morton to talk about her new book "The Sceptic," which begins the "Arcana Books" series. The new series is a spin-off from the "Black and Blue" series, which Lily explains is a series that almost never got published as she was hesitant to move into paranormal after writing several popular contemporaries. We also hear from Lily about the research trips she takes with her husband, where her character's snarky banter comes from, and she's got a book...

Duration:00:47:45

Ep 377: Getting "Strong" with Rob Kearney and Eric Rosswood

5/9/2022
Jeff & Will welcome Rob Kearney, the world's strongest gay, and Eric Rosswood, an LGBTQ+ parenting expert, to talk about their new children's book "Strong." The book, based on Rob's story of embracing his true self and the success he found as a result, shows the many ways to be strong. Rob and Eric discuss their collaboration on the book, the amazing illustrations from Nidhi Chanani. The duo also talk about what they hope readers of any age can take from the book, and the support that young...

Duration:00:56:24

Ep 376: Get Ready for Summer Vacation with a YA Reading List

5/5/2022
Jeff & Will kick off this YA-focused episode talking about "Heartstopper," the new series on Netflix that's based on the graphic novel of the same name by Alice Oseman. Some incredible middle grade and young adult books coming in May are previewed, including titles by Robby Weber, Tucker Shaw, Maya MacGregor, Emery Lee, Kevin Van Whye, Dean Atta, Kevin Christopher Snipes, Jason June, Phil Stamper, Brian D. Kennedy, and R. Eric Thomas. The guys also review the recent YA they've read,...

Duration:00:38:22