Episodes

Episode 181 – Brandilyn’s Audiobook Recommendations & Exciting Spring Releases

First off, LGBT romance authors nominated for 2019 RITA Awards are congratulated, including Layla Reyne, Amy Lane, Suzanne Brockmann, Melanie Hansen and Aurora Rey.

New patron Angela is welcomed.

Jeff discusses his second visit to Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen as well as seeing an immersive production of Bare: A Pop Opera.

Rather than review books this week, the guys talk about titles they are looking forward to this spring: Arctic Sun by Annabeth Albert, LOL by Lucy Lennox and Molly Maddox, Under His Protection by LaQuette, Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, American Fairytale by Adriana Herrera and Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee, Jeff also calls out the start of a new series from Layla Reyne that he’s looking forward to but can’t discuss.

Brandilyn stops by to recommend the audiobook of Badlands by Morgan Brice and talks about some old favorites from Rhys Ford, Jordan L. Hawk and Ethan Stone.

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Episode 180 – “Out of Body” with Jason T. Gaffney and Kevin Held

The show opens with Jeff talking about turning in the manuscript for the new/revised edition of Hat Trick. The guys also talk about Captain Marvel.

Will reviews Wanted-Bad Boyfriend by TA Moore and IRL: In Real Life by Lucy Lennox and Molly Maddox. Jeff reviews Diversion by Eden Winters.

Jason T. Gaffney and Kevin Held join Jeff & Will to discuss their new movie project, the romantic comedy/paranormal themed Out of Body. They recorded the audiobook of the novelization, which was written by Suzanne Brockmann. We also find out about their history-based podcast, The Bright Side with Kevin and Jason.

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Episode 179 – Alice Winters Discusses the “In Darkness” Series

Congratulations go out to authors who have been featured on the podcast and were nominated this past week in the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards, including Kris Jacen, Christina Lee & Riley Hart and Marshall Thornton.

Jeff shares the new Kickstarter for Raven Wild, the third LGBTQ+ children’s book from the team behind Promised Land.

Jeff & Will review Adriana Herrera’s American Dreamers. Jeff then reviews The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg and A Tangled Truth by Max Walker.

Jeff interviews Alice Winters about her In Darkness series, including the just released third book titled Deception in Darkness. They also discuss Within The Mind, which kicked off a new series earlier this year. Alice also talks about what got her into m/m romantic suspense and what else she’s got planned for this year.

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Episode 178 – Interlocking Universes with Morgan Brice / Gail Z. Martin

Jeff & Will recap their weekend at the 2019 Coastal Magic Convention.

Gail Z. Martin, who writes m/m romance under the name Morgan Brice, talks with Jeff about the interlocking universes she’s created between her pen names that span multiple genres including fantasy, steampunk and urban fantasy. They also talk about her recent releases, including The Rising as well as Badlands in audiobook.

The episode concludes with a story from the Coastal Magic Convention Improv Flash Fiction panel. Authors Eric R. Asher, Kathy Lyons, Damon Suede, Lucienne Driver, Amy Lane and Kiernan Kelly create a story using these prompts: a male main character, the genre is a shifter romance set in a futuristic time, and there’s a clothes iron as a random object.

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Episode 177 – Book Recommendations & Coastal Magic Preview with Joyfully Jay

Will opens this week with a remembrance of iconic author Victor J. Banis who passed away on February 22.

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.

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Episode 175 – “Better Place” with Jay Northcote

Will opens the show with a remembrance of author and LGBTQ advocate Patricia Nell Warren, who passed away on February 9.

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.

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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 PodcastsGoogle Play Music, SpotifyStitcherPlayerFMYouTube and audio file download.

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