Episodes

Episode 456 – Tropey Workplace Romance with Frederick Smith

Jeff opens the show recommending three books, the seventh Love is All anthology, The Bump by Sidney Karger, and One and Done by Frederick Smith.

Frederick then talks about One and Done and the inspirations behind Taylor and Dustin, and this workplace, enemies-to-lovers romance. He also shares how the romance reading, and attending virtual author events during the pandemic helped prepare him to write this story. In addition, Frederick discussed Juneteenth, Pride, and has some great book recommendations.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, July 1.

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Episode 455 – “A Different Kind of Brave” with Lee Wind

Happy Pride Month! Jeff kicks off the show with news about two in-person events he’s taking part in during June. He also recommends two books perfect for Pride reading.

Lee Wind discusses his latest YA thriller/romance A Different Kind of Brave, which mixes action, a love of James Bond films, gadgets, and a romance into a page-turner of a story. Lee talks about his inspirations for the book and how it evolved during the writing process. Lee also previews two books coming later this year The Gender Binary is a Big Lie, and For the Love of the Half-Eaten Peach. Plus we find out what Pride means to him in 2024 and get some great book recommendations.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, June 17.

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Episode 454 – Rainbow Readers Cruise: A New Event for Readers

On August 19, 2024, the Rainbow Readers Cruise sets sail for the first time. The cruise is organized by narrator Joel Leslie, Joel’s husband and travel coordinator Rich Najuch, and reviewer/blogger Joyfully Jay, and share all the details on this one-of-a-kind reader event. We hear from them about why they created the cruise and the activities that will take place on the voyage.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, June 3.

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Episode 453 – Baseball, 1960 New York, and Bad Dogs with Cat Sebastian

Author Cat Sebastian discusses her latest book, You Should Be So Lucky, which features the romance between baseball player Eddie and newspaper reporter Mark and is set in 1960 New York. Cat talks about why she decided to write a historical baseball romance and the author whose books inspired her to do it. She also shares details on her favorite scenes and side characters, and she’s got book recommendations too.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, May 20.

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Episode 452 – Adib Khorram and “The Breakup Lists”

Adib Khorram talks with Jeff about his new YA novel, The Breakup Lists. He discusses what inspired the story of stage manager Jackson and swimmer-turned-actor Liam, including some elements that come from Adib’s real life. We also find out about how Adib approached the deaf representation in the book, why he chose the plays he did to be staged within the book, and scenes that got left behind. Of course, Adib’s got some great recommendations too.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, May 6.

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Episode 451 – “Accidentally Undercover” with Layla Reyne, Allison Temple, and Cari Z

Jeff welcomes authors Layla Reyne, Allison Temple, and Cari Z to discuss the new Accidentally Undercover romantic suspense series. We talk about the origin of the series (which includes secret message chicken wings), and what it was like for Allison and Cari to write their first solo romantic suspense books. Plus, they talk about their own books in the series, and give the details about the other books. Cari, Allison, and Layla also have some great reading and watching recommendations.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, April 22.

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