Author TJ Klune is here to talk about Heat Wave, his latest book which wraps up the YA Extraordinaries trilogy. TJ discusses wrapping up this trilogy, the mix of drama and humor he brought to the series, and the found family that battles against evil. We also chat about getting back out into the world to talk about books, and what’s coming up next for TJ. He’s also got a couple of book recommendations to share.
Jeff & Will have books to recommend for your TBR! In keeping with the Christmas in July theme, the guys recommend Lights, Camera, Christmas by J.D. Light, Merry Measure by Lily Morton, and Stanley’s Christmas Redemption by Gabbi Grey. For some summertime YA reads they talk about A Little Bit Country by Brian D. Kennedy, and Out of the Blue by Jason June. Jeff’s also got some can’t miss romance with Playing for Keeps by Beth Bolden, and Kate Hawthorne’s complete Not Ready for Love trilogy.
Jeff & Will celebrate Christmas in July with a special recap discussion of one of their favorite holiday films, The Christmas Setup. This Lifetime Original from December 2020 was the first holiday movie on an American cable network to feature a gay romance as the main storyline. As with all recaps, there are spoilers along the way so keep that in mind if you haven’t seen this movie.
Jeff & Will discuss LaQuette’s Under His Protection, the super sexy, second chance, romantic suspense story that also features some bodyguard and fake relationship tropes. As always, in our book club chat there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven’t read the book yet.
Episode 387 – Fiction Fest Panel Discussion: Cozy Mysteries with Michael Craft, Frank Anthony Polito and S.C. Wynne
We’re talking about cozy mysteries in this final Big Gay Fiction Fest panel discussion. Authors Michael Craft, Frank Anthony Polito, and S.C. Wynne join us to discuss the genre, what got them started writing in it, and we learn about their latest releases. Each author also shares what aspects of cozies they enjoy most, the most interesting thing they’ve learned in their research, and what Pride means to them in 2022.
For this final Author Spotlight of Big Gay Fiction Fest: Pride 2022 we welcome Beth Bolden. Beth gives us the scoop on her new Miami Piranhas series, and why she loves sports romances so much. Beth also shares how her love of analysis helps her fiction writing, the pros and cons of setting her books in one big universe, and how her writing has evolved over the years. Of course, since this is a Pride month episode, we also hear what Pride means to her and how that comes through in her stories.