Kicking off the show, Jeff’s Sweet and Sexy gay romance short story collection coming to paperback at the end of the month. Tammy Middleton’s Authors “Sign Off” for Autism Awareness auction is showcased with a reminder than more than 30 items are available with items from authors including Kindle Alexander, RJ Scott, Sara York, Rick R. Reed, Andrew Grey, Charlie Cochet, Rhys Ford and many more.
Among the other topics discussed are B.A. Tortuga’s book Trial by Fire, the movies The Martian and Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge Part 2, Cookie Monster’s commercial for Siri and Sara Barellies’ stall for time during a recent preview of Waitress.
Episode 26’s Question of the Week isn’t recapped since the guys recorded this episode early, but the answers received are further down this page. Jeff & Will welcome author Clare London to the show. Clare talks about her latest releases, Branded and Double Scoop as well as her writing process and more. The show wraps up with a new Question of the Week, this one from listener Katie: “I have a friend who loves the darker side of m/m romance. Some favorites are Jack L. Pyke and Joseph Lance Tonlet. What are some others?”
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Here are the things we talk about in this episode:
- Sweet & Sexy a gay romance paperback collection by Jeff Adams at JMS Books for pre-order
- Authors “Sign Off” for Autism Awareness auction details
- Trial by Fire by BA Tortuga on Amazon | Jeff’s Review
- The Martian book, streaming and DVD/Blu-Ray on Amazon
- The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury on Amazon
- Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge Part 2 on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
- Cookie Monster/Siri Commercial on YouTube
- Sara Barellies singing during a Waitress tech delay on Playbill
- Clare London: website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon | Dreamspinner Author Arcade
- Gundam Wing website
- Branded by Clare London on Amazon
- Double Scoop by Clare London on Amazon
- With A Kick series by Clare London and Sue Brown on Goodreads
- UK GLBTQ Fiction Meet website
- Author Jack L. Pyke on Amazon
- Author Joseph Lance Tonlet on Amazon
[h2]Question of the Week Episode 26 Responses:[/h2]
While listeners can leave comments on the website each week, answers come in from various other platforms as well (and we can only read a few answers on the show). Here are all the responses we got to the question “What comics do you like to read online? Long form? Sci-Fi epics? Gag-a-day?” Thanks to everyone who took the time to answer.
- Gillian: I used to collect and read Elfquest as a young adult, moved briefly into Marvel’s Generation X and then finally settled (after a long detour through various manga series) into the DCU — specifically Superboy, Impulse and Young Justice. The only online comic I read regularly (I have a comixology account and occasionally check in to see how badly DC is mangling my favourite characters) is actually a hard one to classify — Kate Beaton is a history buff and fan of cool things and smart people. Her sense of humour and smarts appeal to me a lot and the subjects of her comics range from literary figures and characters to historical people you may not have heard of, but need to know more about and also saucy mermaids.
- Ava: Always Raining Here — auto-delivered via RSS feed. Hazel and Bell are amazing. Start with volume 1 (first page) because you really don’ t want to miss any of this. From the website: “Adrian is heartsick, Carter is horny. This is a story about their misadventures as awkward teenagers as they fumble through unrequited romances.”
- Patty: I have a friend that is an artist and she has a series of Blockhead comic books (coloring books too!) and she has a series I just started called Sam’s Town. I am not very far because some podcast got me back into reading and now I am buried in new books! I used to read XFiles comics (they are in a box around here somewhere) and I have the first 20 or so of the Supernatural comics.
Thank you for using my question, awesome. I guess when I think dark I think something outside of my comfort zone, something that you think you should stop reading because you’re uncomfortable, but just can’t stop.
One book for me was Brothers LaFon by Joseph Lance Tonlet. It’s beautifully written, but wow messed up (and Joseph knows I feel that way) Based on the way it was written I read his other books and there are sooo good. Quillion’s Covert and Grif’s Toy are both very sweet reads and the couples in both have nothing but love for each other. Read the tags on them, but if you want sweet but little twisted, both are well worth a look at.
I will read pretty much anything, I think there’s only been one book I didn’t finish.
Like you, I’m not sure the definition of “Dark Side”, but here;s some suggestions:
S.J.D. Peterson has some great BDSM gay romance novels
Both of Christian Baines books I’ve read (The Beast Without & Puppet Boy) have been pretty damn dark.
And Quinn Cimarron have some interesting Werewolf BDSM books.