Episode 348 – Big Gay Fiction Book Club November 2021: “The Lights on Knockbridge Lane” by Roan Parrish
Jeff & Will discuss the delightful holiday romance The Lights on Knockbridge Lane by Roan Parrish. As always, in our book club chat there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven’t read the book yet. Make sure you keep listening after our discussion to hear the first chapter of the audiobook, narrated by Michael Dean.
Jeff & Will announce the guests for the Holiday Story Time segment of the Big Gay Fiction Fest, which takes place on Saturday, December 4.
Jeff reviews tick, tick… BOOM!, a movie version of a Jonathan Larson musical that recently premiered on Netflix.
Jeris Jean joins us to talk about Romantic Hero, the first book in her new Coleridge Cliffs series. We also discuss the Hollywood Hopefuls series, find out about the author Jeris is obsessed with, and find out how she went from academia to romance author. Plus, Jeris has some great book recommendations.
Jeff & Will kick off the show with details on an article they wrote for the Frolic website. They also remind everyone to reserve their spot for the Big Gay Fiction Fest coming up on Saturday, December 4.
Author Jenn Burke discusses House on Fire, the latest book in her Ashes and Dust series. Jenn also talks about why she created the spin off from the Not Dead Yet seres. She also shares why she enjoys spreading romances across multiple books, her enjoyment in writing second chance romance, and the twists that she always adds to her paranormal characters to make them her own. In addition, we get a great story about how Jenn and Kelly Jensen got together to write the Chaos Station series.
During Bookstore Romance Day on August 21, Jeff hosted a conversation with debut authors Penny Aimes and Verity Lowell. Penny and Verity discuss their novels—For the Love of April French and Meet Me in Madrid, what led them to writing romance, and their favorite tropes. We also find out about some of their favorite authors and how those authors influenced the stories they tell.
As part of Big Gay Fiction Podcast’s Sixth Anniversary celebration week, Jeff & Will have a mega crossover event with Sarah and Amanda from Smart Podcast, Trashy Books. Together they talk about a wide rage of topics as they answer questions from their Patreon communities, and of course there’s lots of book talk too!
You can find the second part of the crossover on Smart Podcast, Trashy Books episode 482, which comes out on Friday, November 5.
Jeff & Will celebrate the podcast’s sixth anniversary and announce the Big Gay Fiction Fest, a virtual online reader event taking place Saturday, December 4 that will celebrate gay holiday romances.
The guys have a ton of book recommendations as they look at books releasing in November. First up it’s holiday-themed releases from E.J. Russell, H.L. Day, Leta Blake, Annabelle Greene, Garrett Leigh, Annabeth Albert, Lucy Lennox, Ali Ryecart, Penelope Peters, and Ashlynn Mills. Next the focus turns to more romances coming this month, including titles by Megan Slayer, Lisa Henry, Saxon James, Joe Satoria, Jenn Burke, Louisa Masters, E.M. Lindsey, Jeris Jean, Sierra Simone, Adriana Herrera, Kris Ripper and Winter Blackthorne.
Will also reviews the contemporary romance If Only for Today by Gabbi Grey, and the historical holiday short The Longest Night by EE Ottoman.