Episodes

Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 40 – Scott Pomfret Talks About 4 New Books, GRL Blog Tour With Laura Baumbach & More

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This week featuring
Laura Baumbach

Jeff & Will talk about two new books targeted towards authors: The Successful Author Mindset by Joanna Penn and How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis by Bryan Cohen. They highly recommend both.

Laura Baumbach joins the show as part of the Official 2016 GRL Blog Tour and talks about her career writing m/m romance and her new book, which is expected to debut just before GRL.

The guys discuss two movies they’ve recently seen: the dark comedy You’re Killing Me and the drama Those People.

Jeff interviews Scott Pomfret about the four books he’s released this year, including The Second Half: A Gay American Football Story, which Jeff loved.

The show concludes with a reminder to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway and to participate in the podcast listeners poll.

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Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 39 – GRL Blog Tour with Tammy Middleton, Brandilyn Talks Audiobooks & More

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This week featuring
Tammy Middleton/T.M. Smith

Happy 4th of July to our U.S.-based audience. Jeff gets the show going with news of contracts he’s signed over the past week–one for the novella Love’s Opening Night and the other for the short Hat Trick: Be True, Be Proud, Be Strong, which will appears in the JMS Books charity anthology Love Is Proud. Jeff also calls out some other Orlando tribute projects: an Extasy Books anthology, Broadway for Orlando’s “What the World Needs Now” recording as well as two dance pieces.

The guys talk about their weekend in Ashland, OR, where the saw a performance of The Wiz. Will celebrates the Valley of the Dolls 50th anniversary, which features a new edition hardback as well as Blu-Ray releases. In books, Jeff reviews A.J. Truman’s Out on a Limb while Will’s got What’s in a Name from Pat Henshaw. They also make note of an event coming up at the Ripped Bodice in Culver City, CA that features Christopher Rice, Damon Suede and Eric Shaw Quinn.

Tammy Middleton, who writes as T.M. Smith, stops by as part of the Official 2016 GRL Blog Tour. She talks about the new book in her All Cocks series, Live For Love. She’s also got a giveaway going on and listeners can find the Rafflecopter for that below.

Talking about TV, Jeff and Will mention that Netflix now has Eastsiders, Truth Slash Fiction won big at SeriesFest and that they’re loving UnReal and Wrecked. Superhero porn parodies are also discussed, specifically that Men.com is on its way to giving Captain America a boyfriend.

Musicals are also on tap with a brief review of the historic live stream of She Loves Me, as well as a review of the London cast recording of Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined.

Brandilyn is here with comfort reads in the form of audiobooks.

There is a poll their running through July to find out who listens to the podcast.

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Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 38 – Joe Okonkwo Talks “Jazz Moon,” GRL Blog Tour with Tali Spencer, Jay Dishes Audiobooks & More

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This week featuring
Tali Spencer

Jeff and Will kick off this week’s show with no new updates because they’re on a roadtrip– off to see The Wiz at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival!

Another show they’re looking forward to is the first ever live stream from Broadway with She Loves Me streaming on June 30. Will discusses Sin-A-Rama, a book about the history of 60’s sleaze paperbacks.

As part of the 2016 GRL Blog Tour, Tali Spencer talks about her latest book, Victory Portrait.

Jeff and Will discuss recent movies they’ve seen–My Name is Doris and 4th Man Out–before welcoming Joyfully Jay back to the podcast to chat about favorite audiobooks and narrators.

Joe Okonkwo joins the podcast for an interview about his debut novel, Jazz Moon, along with his author inspiration and advice for other first-time novelists.

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Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 37 – GRL Blog Tour with Carrie Pack, Lisa with Book Recs, Big Giveaway & More

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This week featuring
Carrie Pack

Jeff had big publishing news this week as Codename Winger #1: Tracker Hacker was contracted by Harmony Ink Press for a Fall 2017 release. He’s also participating in Love Is Proud, a charity anthology coming from JMS Books which will benefit the victims and families of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Love’s Opening Night was also re-submitted this past week for consideration as a full novella.

The guys discuss this past week’s Tony Awards, which they felt was the best in years.

Carrie Pack visits as part of the Official GRL Blog Tour. The guys also unveil a giveaway where podcast listeners have the chance to win a 7″ Fire tablet loaded with books from the authors appearing on BGFP as part of the blog tour.

Moving on to pop culture for the week, the Pride issue of Entertainment Weekly is discussed as well as Eastsiders season 2, a new show called Truth Slash Fiction that’s premiering at SeriesFest on June 23, as well as pilots from Amazon–The Last Tycoon with Matt Bomer and a reboot of the Kroftt classic Sigmund & The Sea Monsters.

Lisa from the Novel Approach stops by to talk about five books she’s excited about this month.

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Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 36 – Derrick McClain Interview, GRL Blog Tour with Jennah Scott & More

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Jennah Scott

Jeff kicks things off with a writing update before singing the praises of a book he recently finished: The Long Season by Michael Vance Gurley–a gay hockey romance set in 1926 Chicago.

Jennah Scott joins us for the 2016 GRL Blog Tour to talk about her recent book Evan’s Luck, which she co-wrote with H. Sterling. She talks Kansas City BBQ!

Jeff & Will discuss the recently released author’s earnings report as well as some specific figures released by thriller/non-fiction author (and podcaster) Joanna Penn. Will goes on to  celebrate filmmaker Irwin Allen, whose 100th birthday was on June 12.

To celebrate audiobook month, voice over artist Derrick McClain is welcomed to the podcast. Derrick discusses how he came to love gay romance, how he got started as a narrator and answers the burning question: is it difficult or embarrassing to narrate a sex scene.

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Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 35 – Richard Taylor Pearson Interview, GRL Blog Tour with Jaime Reese & More

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Jaime Reese

The guys kick off the show wishing everyone a happy Pride month. Jeff talks about Mississippi YA librarian Stefani, who created a Pride display only to have it removed by her library before the day was over due to complaints. Jeff encourages everyone who sees organizations supporting the LGBTQ community to thank them in an effort to make sure love always trumps hate.

After Jeff updates his writing progress for the week, the Official 2016 GRL Blog Tour kicks off with Jaime Reese talking about her latest book, A Mended Man and her cover design work as her alter ego Reese Dante.

Will talks about the recently released author lineup for February 2017’s Costal Magic convention. And, following up on last weeks discussion of #GiveElsaAGirlfriend and #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend, Jeff highlights an essay he read this week called “Fandom is Broken”.

Debut novelist Richard Pearson stops by to talk about The Role. The interview went long, so this week there’s a bonus segment on the the podcast and YouTube feeds with nearly fifteen more minutes with Richard.

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