Jeff talks about this week’s release of Keeping Kyle and the rest of the Hockey Allies Bachelor Bid Romances. The guys also announce the April pick for the Big Gay Fiction Book Club, LOL: Laugh Out Loud by Lucy Lennox and Molly Maddox. They also shout out a live-streamed, benefit performance of Terrence McNally’s Lips Together, Teeth Apart that takes place Monday, April 6.
Jeff & Will recommend some great things available on streaming services to help pass the time. The picks include TV shows Toy Boy and Time After Time, documentaries At The Drive-In, Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four and Man Made, and movies The Sun is Also A Star, I Am Jonas, Just Friends and The Thing About Harry.
As a sample of what happens on the Big Gay Author Podcast, Jeff & Will present four author Q&A’s that have appeared on that show. L.A. Witt, Gregory Ashe, Layla Reyne and Lucy Lennox each offer insight into their writing process, successes and failures, as well as offer advice to those just starting out.
In the premiere episode of the Big Gay Fiction Book Club, Jeff and Will have a deep dive discussion about Annabeth Albert’s Arctic Heat.
Jeff reviews Someday, Someday by Emma Scott.
RJ Scott, V.L. Locey, Susan Scott Shelley and Chantal Mer join Jeff for a conversation about the Hockey Allies Bachelor Bid Romances they created. Each author talks about their book in the shared universe as well as the experience of creating the Hockey Allies world, sharing characters between the stories and why they think hockey romances continue to be so popular.
Will reminds everyone that the first episode of the Big Gay Fiction Book Club, featuring Annabeth Albert’s Arctic Heat, will arrive on Tuesday, March 31. Jeff also updates everyone on the funds raised by the Romance for Literacy project.
Jeff talks about the new album Losing my Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream and then reviews Risk Taker, the latest in the Mixed Messages series by Lily Morton.
Jay from Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach recommend books from TJ Klune, E.M. Lindsey, Russ Thomas, Lucy Lennox, Jordan Castillo Price, Nora Phoenix and Sophie Gonzales.
Jeff reviews TJ Klune’s The House in the Cerulean Sea and the TJ joins Jeff for a discussion about Cerulean Sea, including the Wikipedia article that sparked the idea, the story’s unique setting, the children that populate the orphanage and the message he hopes the book conveys. They also talk about the May release of The Extraordinaries and the August wrap up of the Green Creek series.
Jeff talks about the cover reveal for his forthcoming book, Keeping Kyle. He also highlights a new fundraiser for Pro Literacy. The guys also recap their recent TV watching including Netflix’s Toy Boy, Freeform’s Good Trouble and the CW’s Katy Keene.
Jeff reviews Xio Axelrod’s Frankie and Johnny: Let the Music Play. Then it’s a K.M. Nuehold double feature as Will reviews Caulky and Jeff looks at Rocket Science.
Tammy Middleton, who writes as TM Smith, shares the upcoming re-release of Gay for Pay, under the new series title Stories from the Sound. She discusses the works she’s done not only on Gay for Pay but the rest of the series along with news of two brand new books to come. She also has details on her new Chaos Magician series.