Jeff & Will kick off the show talking about what they’ve been watching, with a mix of classic toys, incredible comedies, documentaries, 1970s variety specials, and musicals.
Next it’s a look at books they’re looking forward to this month, including titles from Annabeth Albert, Lauren Blakely, Jocelynn Drake, Charlie Novak, Mia Monroe, Lane Hayes, Geoffrey Knight, Jackie North, RJ Scott, and TJ Klune.
The show wraps up with reviews. Jeff looks at One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston, Heart Ripper by K.A. Merikan, and Punch Me Up to the Gods by Brian Broome. Will discusses Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee, May the Best Man Win by ZR Ellor, and Sunset Springs by Kacen Callender.
The guys welcome back Jay from Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach to talk about what they’ve been reading recently. They discuss books by Paul Rudnick, Maria Ingrande Mora, Kate Hawthorne, Jason June, Joanna Chambers and M.A. Grant. Plus, they each share a book they’re looking forward to in the coming months, including titles by Annabeth Albert and David R. Slayton.
Jeff & Will dive into the third book in the Walker Boys series from Ari McKay as they talk about Seeking Solace, a sweet and sexy vacation romance. As always, in our book club discussions there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven’t read the book yet.
Jeff & Will congratulate Roan Parrish on the cover reveal of her upcoming holiday story The Lights on Knockbridge Lane, which is also the first gay romance to appear in a Harlequin series line. Jeff also discusses season 2 of Hulu’s Love, Victor.
In a conversation from a recent Big Gay Fiction Live, authors from the Love is All anthology talk about this year’s edition, which benefits the National Center for Transgender Equality. Anthology creator Xio Axelrod shares why she created the anthology four years ago. During the conversation Xio, along with contributors Rachel Lacey, Chantal Mer & Susan Scott Shelley, Connor Peterson and R.L. Merrill tell what their stories are about and what pride means to them. Plus we hear from two authors who couldn’t be part of the live show, Meg Bonney and Sophia Soames, about their contributions.
Jeff & Will talk about the final season of FX’s Pose and the film adaptation of In the Heights.
The guys discuss author Steven Rowley’s Audible Original The Dogs of Venice and his delightful new novel, The Guncle. Jeff then talks with Steven about The Guncle, its Auntie Mame influences, and how Steven struck the balance between humor, grief and a little bit of romance. Steven also shares his experience recording the audiobook, offers some book recommendations, and shares what Pride means to him.
Jeff & Will shout out a Carina Adores online Pride event coming up on June 14 featuring authors Adriana Herrera, Roan Parrish, Hudson Lin and Penny Aimes.
Jeff talks with Kirt Graves about narrating the Codename: Winger young adult series. They discuss why Kirt wanted to take on the series, and his desire to voice more YA books. Kirt gets into the differences in voicing YA versus romance, as well as why he’s live streaming some of his recording sessions on Discord. Kirt also asks Jeff questions about the Winger series, and they talk about some of the experiments they’re doing with the way the Winger audiobooks are being released (including being available for purchase directly from Jeff’s website). At the end of the episode, listeners can sample the prologue and first chapter of Tracker Hacker as read by Kirt.