Episodes

Episode 406 – Small Towns and Christmas Dares with Lee Blair

Author and podcaster Lee Blair talks about her Dahlia Springs universe, which kicked off earlier this year and includes her new holiday romance 24 Dares of Christmas. She also shares how she went from writing m/f romance to cozy mysteries to finding the place that was right for her with queer romance. We also find out about her new podcast, The Low Angst Library, which focuses on her favorite type of romance to read and write.

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Episode 405 – Happily Ever After Collective with Avery Flynn, Rien Gray and Sera Taíno

Jeff & Will love the Happily Ever After Collective, a subscription service that began in July and offers four new, exclusive books, focused on a specific trope, each month. Romance author Avery Flynn joins us to talk about why she created the HEA Collective, how it works, and how its been received by authors and readers so far.

Rien Gray and Sera Taíno, two authors who have released queer romances as part of the Collective, are also here to talk about their books, what they like about the collective, and what’s coming up next for them.

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Episode 404 – Best Friends to Collaborators with Macy Blake & Charlie Cochet

Authors Macy Blake and Charlie Cochet join us to talk about Shifter Scoundrels. Macy and Charlie discuss how their friendship led them to spending a couple of years building out a world that is a mix of regency and modern, and how that turned into a series that they co-wrote. We also find out about their individual new series, Macy’s Christmas Sprites and Charlie’s Runaway Grooms.

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Episode 403 – Holiday & Historical Reviews

Jeff & Will kick off the show with a discussion of the second season of Young Royals, which premiered on Netflix last week. They also review two holiday romances, You’re a Mean One, Matthew Prince by Timothy Janovsky, and The Holiday Trap by Roan Parrish. Jeff also reviews the historical romance Silent Sin by E.J. Russell. As a special bonus, this episode concludes with an excerpt from the Silent Sin audiobook, read by Greg Boudreaux.

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Episode 402 – Mystery, Murder, Noir and Soap with Lev AC Rosen

Jeff & Will celebrate the podcast’s 8th birthday, and Will’s 50th birthday! They also wish everyone a very Happy Halloween.

Author Lev AC Rosen talks about his new book, Lavender House, a queer murder mystery set in 1950s San Francisco. Lev discusses the research he did for the time and location of the book, creating the characters inhabiting Lavender House, and the mystery that unfolds. He also talks about an article he wrote earlier this year about how book bans are designed to scare queer kids. Plus, Lev shares book recommendations, and tells us about the three books he has coming out in 2023.

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Episode 401 – Stop Book Banning: A Special Episode of “Fated Mates”

Jeff & Will present a re-broadcast of the October 14, 2022 episode of Fated Mates that discussed book bans in the U.S. Ahead of the November elections, this is a crucial topic that affects everyone, and is just one of many important issues on the ballot across the country. Fated Mates hosts Sarah MacLean and Jen Prokop interview three experts on what’s happening, who is most impacted, and, most importantly, how we can all help.

In this extended episode you’ll hear from Jarrett Dapier, librarian, activist and author of the children’s book Mr. Watson’s Chickens; Lily Freeman, an activist and student in Central Bucks County,Pennsylvania; and Melissa Walker, a political activist at The States Project, journalist, and a middle grade and YA author.

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