Episodes

Episode 448 – Revisiting a Favorite: “Romancing the Rough Diamond” by Clare London

Jeff & Will begin by recommending Most Ardently by Gabe Cole Novoa, which is a retelling of Pride & Prejudice.

To wrap up Valentine’s month, the guys take a deep dive on one of their all-time favorite romances, Romancing the Rough Diamond by Clare London.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, March 11.

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Episode 447 – Gregory Ashe Creates the Advanced Ashochism Reader Community

Jeff & Will kick off this episode with details on the Box of Hearts: Sweet to Spicy Tales of LGBTQIA+ Love available from authors on Ream. Jeff also reviews The Invention of Wings by Robin Knight.

Gregory Ashe discusses how subscription communities can engage readers on a deeper level. He shares insights from launching his own community, along with the early access and perks that his readers receive. Greg also talks about the first author he ever subscribed to and why he did it. Plus, he has details about his upcoming cozy mystery series, and some reading and viewing recommendations.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, February 26.

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Episode 446 – Charlie Cochet & Victoria Sue on Connecting with Readers Through Subscriptions

Jeff & Will kick off this episode discussing the comments they got from members of the Big Gay Fiction Podcast community about authors offering subscriptions.

Authors Charlie Cochet and Victoria Sue discuss the creative freedoms and community engagement that they have found since beginning their subscriptions. They also share details on upcoming projects, and offer book recommendations.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, February 12.

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Episode 445 – Empowering Readers and Storytellers with Subscriptions

Jeff and Will kick off the show with a review of The (Fake) Dating Game by Timothy Janovsky.

Michael Evans, an author and co-founder of the subscription platform Ream, discusses the rising trend of author subscription programs and Ream’s role in bringing readers and storytellers together. Michael shares the inspiration behind Ream, and the valuable resources available for readers looking to support their favorite writers, and for authors considering building their own communities. He also talks about features coming to Ream in the coming year.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, January 29.

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Episode 444 – Enemies to Lovers in Hollywood with Kacen Callender

Jeff and Will share some favorite reads of 2023 from Big Gay Fiction patrons. Jeff also reviews Heartstopper Volume 5 by Alice Oseman.

Kacen Callender discusses their first adult romance novel Stars in Your Eyes. They talk about writing and researching the enemies-to-lovers romance between two actors, and incorporating themes of mental health and social media culture. They also share insights about drawing from personal experiences to shape Logan and Mattie’s story. Kacen makes some recommendations for listeners, and teases with some details on what’s coming up next.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, January 15.

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Episode 443 – “Time to Shine” with Rachel Reid

Jeff and Will talk about their favorite reads of 2023, including books by Ari Baran, Leta Blake, Sarina Bowen, Sarah Rees Brennan, Kacen Callender, Slade James, LaQuette, Sher Lee, Dominic Lim, C.S. Pacat, David Valdes, N.R. Walker, and M.A. Wardell.

Jeff reviews Time to Shine by Rachel Reid and then talks to Rachel about this hockey romance that is set during the holiday season. Rachel talks about the inspiration for Landon and Casey and this opposites attract, forced proximity story. Rachel also discusses  her holiday traditions, offers some reading recommendations, and details on what she’s working on next.

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

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