K.C. Kassidy, who also writes as Sierra Hill, talks about the new m/m installment of the All American Boy series and her book Pretty Boy. She shares how she decided to set the series in Maine with the backdrop of a tall ship festival, as well as why she created the series. K.C. also discusses her Blockers series, offers some book recommendations and has details on what’s coming up next.
Jeff & Will kick off the show with the announcement of the Spring Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection, Kosoko Jackson’s I’m So (Not) Over You. They also introduce the Rainbow Romance Reader Report, the official newsletter of the Big Gay Fiction Podcast. The recent New York Times article about LGBTQ romance is also discussed.
Will chats about his recent binge of the Angélique movie collection, and the movie Werewolves Within. Jeff talks about his recent trip to New York, the Broadway revival of Company, and the new Disney+ film adaptation of Better Nate Than Ever.
The guys reveal nine books they’re looking forward to in April, including titles by Elizabeth Hollows, CD Rachels, Jordan L. Hawk, V.L. Locey, Emmy Sanders, Eden Winters, Rachel Reid, Kris Ripper and Liz Bowery. Jeff also reviews the forthcoming book by Ariella Zoelle, Play by Heart.
The guys continue their deep dive on Dante’s Cove as they discuss Season 2, Episode 1, “Some Kind of Magic.”
We talk books with Jay from Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach. They recommend six of their recent reads including titles from Kate Hawthorne, Justin Schuelke, Iris Foxglove, P.J. Vernon, A.C. Everett, and Con Riley. They also shout out books they’re looking forward to from Vaun Cassidy and K.D. Edwards.
It’s a super-sized episode this week! Ariella Zoelle joins joins us to talk about her Sunnyside universe, which expands again in April as she begins the Harmony of Hearts series. The first book in that series, Play by Heart, tells the story of rock star Iason and museum curator Orion. It’s a bi-awakening story that took Ariella 17 years to complete.
Ariella also discusses how she wrote her first three books long hand on sticky notes, what ultimately turned her into a fan of romance, and the tasty way she gets to celebrate each new release. Of course, we also find out more about Sunnyside, and the books still to come this year (including a foray into fantasy).
The guys kick off with a preview of biographies coming this spring, including books by Harvey Fierstein, Grace Ellis & Hannah Templer, Alexandra Billings, Randy Rainbow, Nyle DiMarco, Rob Kearney & Eric Rosswood, Tom Daley, and Colton Haynes. Will also reviews the V.C. Andrews biography The Woman Beyond the Attic: The V.C. Andrews Story by Andrew Neiderman.
Next it’s a look at upcoming young adult books from authors Erik J. Brown, Steven Salvatore, Julian Winters, Adib Khorram, Kosoko Jackson, F.T. Lukens, Robbie Couch, Shaun David Hutchinson, and Jordan Greene. Jeff also reviews Spin Me Right Round by David Valdes, Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters, and talks about his latest reading in the Superman: Son of Kal-El series.