Jeff talks about the February 27 cover reveal for Netminder (Codename: Winger #4). The February 23 ShiMMer event is discussed. Jeff shows off the new Rhys Ford Casting Skill on Alexa. The guys take a moment to rave about Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy.
Jeff reviews A Lethal Love (Stonewall: Investigations #2) by Max Walker. Will reviews Fresh Catch by Kate Canterbary.
Jay from Joyfully Jay recommends books by Lily Morton, Piper Scott & Virginia Kelly, TA Moore and JD Chambers. Then Jeff, Will and Jay preview the upcoming Coastal Magic Convention. Jay offers tips for newbies to the con plus we talk about what each of us is looking forward to and what panels we’ll be moderating. Big Gay Fiction Podcast also plans to stream the Gay Fiction Roundup panel on Friday, March 1 at 11:30am ET on Facebook Live.
Jeff recommends two industry books: Storyteller: How to Be an Audio Book Narrator by Lorelei King and Ali Muirden and Novel Idea to Podcast: How to Sell More Books Through Podcasting by Paul Sating. Will discusses Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of ’80s and ’90s Teen Fiction by Gabrielle Moss. They also talk about Hallmark’s latest gay couple inclusion in a film, the Entertainment Weekly rom-com issue and Most Stuff Oreos.
Books reviews this week include Dev Bentham’s Temporary Dad (part of the Bad Valentine series), Layla Reyne’s Noble Hops and Jay Northcote’s Starting from Scratch. In addition, there’s a bonus episode this week where they review the three other Bad Valentine books.
Jeff interviews Jay Northcote about his upcoming book Better Place, which is book three in the Rainbow Place series. Jay also talks about his first book featuring a trans character, Starting from Scratch, as well as how he got started writing, what his process is and about what’s coming next.
And here’s the bonus episode with the additional Bad Valentine stories: Hidden Hearts by Clare London, Love Magic by Jesi Lea Ryan and Quill Me Now by Jordan Castillo Price. This bonus can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, YouTube and audio file download.
Will opens the show discussing Christa Tomlinson’s latest series. Jeff talks about joining the collective of hockey romance authors at HockeyRomance.com. The guys give a shoutout to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. GayRomLit 2019 registration opens on February 16 and the guys hope to see lots of listeners in Albuquerque in October.
New patrons Pranathi, Rebecca and Mireille are welcomed.
The guys review the recent Rent Live production that aired on Fox. Jeff reviews Transposition by Gregory Ashe with narration by Tristan James and Ever After by Riley Hart & Christina Lee with narration by Joel Leslie. Will reviews Help Wanted (DadCademy Book 1) by Alison Hendricks.
Coastal Magic Convention featured author Kiernan Kelly talks with Jeff about what first-time attendees should look forward to at the con. They also discuss her origin story, her YA alter-ego Dakota Chase, how she often writes things on a dare and what’s coming soon from her.
The guys mention the bonus episode that dropped this past week featuring Analysis Paralysis stars Jason T. Gaffney and Kevin Held. The February issue of Parents magazine, featuring dads Shaun T and Scott Blokker is also discussed.
New patron Shiela is welcomed.
Jeff & Will review His Saint by Lucy Lennox and See the Light by Kate McMurray.
Kate joins the guys to talk about See The Light as well as her writing origins and the authors who inspired her. She also discusses her work with Romance Writers of America and the teaching she does.
In this special bonus episode, Jeff & Will talk to co-stars Jason T. Gaffney and Kevin Held about the gay romantic comedy Analysis Paralysis. Jason is also the co-writer, co-executive producer and director of the film about a gay author’s overactive imagination that sends him on a hilarious series of romantic misadventures that ultimately lead him to true love.
On February 1, Analysis Paralysis begins a two-week theatrical run at the Palm Springs Cultural Center in Palm Springs, Calif., as part of their Cinema Diverse “Best of the Fest” series. On the film’s opening night, there will be a special reception and screening as well as a post-screening Q&A with Kevin, Jason and his husband and fellow producer Matt Gorlick.
The guys discuss movies from this past summer that they’ve finally seen: Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Skyscraper and Bad Times at the El Royale.
Jeff reviews Looking for Billy Haines by Suzanne Brockmann and Ed Gaffney.
Gregory Ashe talks with Jeff about how he got his start writing as well as his ongoing series Hazard and Somerset and Hollow Folk. He also discusses how he balances writing and his day job as well as what’s coming next from him–including a new trilogy.