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.
Episode 385 – Fiction Fest Panel Discussion: Paranormal Romance with Jenn Burke, Kiki Burrelli and Mia Monroe
For our second Big Gay Fiction Fest panel discussion we take on paranormal romance with Jenn Burke, Kiki Burrelli and Mia Monroe. We talk about the differences and crossovers between urban fantasy, magical realism and other genres, as well as the work that goes into creating a world where you decide all the rules. Of course we also discuss what drew each of them to write paranormal, their latest books, and how they make paranormal creatures uniquely their own.
J.R. Gray joins us for this Big Gay Fiction Fest: Pride 2022 Author Spotlight. We talk with Gray about how making up sci-fi stories when he was young led to the queer romance author he is today. He also shares how a pre-pandemic discovery about himself helped him stay focused and writing through it all, and how he likes to learn at least one new skill per year. We also discuss his new Love Equations series, how his stories have evolved over the years, and what Pride means to him.