Garrett Leigh joins us to talk about her new books. This week Unforgotten, a second chance, roommates to lovers story, is released and Garrett shares how the story of Billy and Gus came to be. We also talk about her involvement with the Vino & Veritas series and her book Heartscape that comes out in March. The book Redemption is also getting sequels later this year and she’ll discuss what brought her back to that story. Plus we find out what started her writing, her favorite tropes and a series she thinks everyone should read.
Episode 287 – Reviews: Philip William Stover, Merry Farmer, Everina Maxwell, Slade James, Adam Silvera
This episode kicks off with some news. Jeff will host a live virtual event for Doylestown Bookshop with author Philip William Stover, Will started the 100 Stories 100 Day project, and Jeff will be re-releasing Love’s Opening Night.
The guys recommend some TV and movies they’ve recently enjoyed: new movie Breaking Fast, the Netflix series Gameboys, reality competition show Blown Away, and the documentary The Bee Gees: How to Mend a Broken Heart.
Jeff & Will also review The Beautiful Things Shoppe by Philip William Stover, Rendezvous in Paris by Merry Farmer, Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell, Grumpy Bear by Slade James, and Infinity Son by Adam Silvera.
Jeff talks to author Riley Hart about three of her books: Awkward Love, which is also the February Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection, Beautiful and Terrible Things, and the forthcoming Finding Ian. Riley shares her love of flawed characters, strong friend groups and found family as well as what got her started writing. She’s also got some book recommendations and details on what’s coming later this year.
Jeff & Will travel back to the Victorian era with the romance mystery/suspense novel An Unseen Attraction by KJ Charles. As always, in this deep dive discussion there are spoilers ahead.
Nick J. Russo joins us to talk about how drumming in a band was his gateway to becoming an audiobook narrator. He also discusses why he loves romances, the wide range of books he voices, and what his favorite sub-genres are. Nick also has the scoop on some of his latest releases as well as what’s coming up next.
Jeff & Will welcome Zoë & Kelsey from the Tea & Strumpets podcast to talk about historical romance. The conversation ranges from why historicals can provide an escape, their favorite tropes in the genre along with some of their favorite books featuring m/m and f/f pairings. Of course, the hit Netflix regency romance Bridgerton is also discussed.