Episodes

Episode 442 – Elves, Cookies and Holiday Romance with David Valdes

Jeff and Will share news about a holiday hockey romance anthology that features a new short story from Jeff. They also review books by Sarina Bowen, Keira Andrews, and David Valdes.

David also discusses his new adult holiday rom-com Finding My Elf. He talks about drawing from his own love of Christmas traditions in creating Cam and Marco’s story. He also shares some of his favorite holiday traditions, offers up some reading recommendations and details on what he’s working on next.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, December 18.

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Episode 441 – M.A. Wardell Adds Spice to a Holiday Rom-Com

Jeff and Will review books they’ve read recently, including Manhandled by Lauren Blakely, The Billionaire’s Assistant by Silvia Violet, and two books by M.A. Wardell, Teacher of the Year and Mistletoe & Mishigas.

Matt discusses the Teachers in Love series, the inspiration he drew from his teaching career, and how Teacher of the Year went quickly from a standalone book into a series. He also talks about the latest installment, Mistletoe & Mishigas, and how Christmas and Hanukah provided the perfect setting for this fake dating rom-com. In addition, Matt chats about why he makes his rom-coms spicy, the artwork he commissions for the stories, and offers some book recommendations.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, December 4.

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Episode 440 – A Christmas Full of Romance and Family with LaQuette

Jeff and Will celebrate Big Gay Fiction Podcast’s 8th Anniversary!

Jeff shares reviews of recent books he’s read, including Stars in Your Eyes by Kacen Callender, Tempted by the Bollywood Star by Sophia Singh Sasson, and the holiday romance from this week’s guest LaQuette, Secret Heir for Christmas.

LaQuette then discusses Secret Heir for Christmas and the Dynasty-inspired family romance/drama series Devereux Inc. She talks about the inspiration for Stephan and Carter’s romance, and how she celebrates Black culture and familial love throughout the story. We also find out about her Christmas traditions, get some book recommendations, and find out what she’s working on next.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, November 20.

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Episode 439 – Prank Wars, Demons and Gothic Tales for Your Seasonal Reading

Jeff and Will discuss some of their favorite reads for the Halloween season, including The Rivals of Casper Road by Roan Parrish, and This is not a Horror Movie by Sara Dobie Bauer. They also recommend the Reformed Rakes podcast and their recent discussion of the gay gothic classic Gaywyck by Vincent Virga.

The guys revisit the Big Gay Fiction Book Club episode from October 2020 to talk about one of their favorite gay gothic tales, The Mystery of Brackenwell Hall by Gillian St. Kevern.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, November 6.

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Episode 438 – Viewing Recommendations for a Very Queer Halloween

Jeff and Will kick off the show talking about two movies they’ve recently seen: the film adaptation of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and the Hallmark Channel original Notes of Autumn.

They also have recommendations perfect for your Halloween viewing, including Dante’s Cove, Chucky, Interview with the Vampire, Out of Body, The Paul Lynde Halloween SpecialMidnight Kiss, HellbentThe Covenant, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, and Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street. 

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, October 23.

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Episode 437 – Into the “Hazardverse” with Gregory Ashe

Gregory Ashe talks about his new crossover series Iron on Iron, which unites characters from the four series that make up the “Hazardverse.” He also shares his strategies for balancing the large cast, and why he decided to do a Kickstarter. In addition, Greg discusses his day job as a high school librarian and the book bans he’s dealt with first hand.

Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, October 9.

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