Author Heidi Cullinan and the Popularity of Audiobooks – BGFP episode 120

Jeff and I thank everyone for their reviews and well-wishes during release week of The Hockey Player’s Heart.

Jeff reviews the books Straight from the Heart by Sam Burns, Come What May by A.M. Arthur, Romancing the Werewolf by Gail Carriger along with a re-read of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. We also talk about two TV shows that debuted in the past week: FX’s American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace and the latest CW superhero show Black Lightning.

Author Heidi Cullinan and voice artist Iggy Toma return for the second part of their interview with Jeff. This week they discuss how their collaboration started and how it works, their latest audio Antisocial, what’s coming this year for both of them and more.

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Inspired By Heroes: Casting The Hockey Player’s Heart

Authors occasional “cast” the roles of characters in their books. While they’d never write that a certain character looks like so-and-so, having a visual reference can help, especially when there are two co-authors involved in the creative process who might have wildly different opinions about how a character looks. For the heroes in our romance, The Hockey Player’s Heart, Jeff and I chose Hollywood actors that we both happen to be fans of.

For Aaron, our nice-guy school teacher character, we chose Grant Gustin. He currently fights bad guys each week on TV’s The Flash. Gustin’s hot nerd vibe (those glasses he wears… *swoon*) seemed perfect for Aaron.

For Caleb, our hockey superstar hero, we chose Chris Hemsworth, the actor best know as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Hemsworth’s build, good-looks and charm (he doesn’t seem to take himself too seriously) was a perfect fit for Caleb.

While the model on the cover of The Hockey Player’s Heart doesn’t particularly resemble Hemsworth, he does exude the athleticism, confidence and charm that Caleb uses throughout the book to win over the man of his dreams.

Jeff and I are very proud of the book and hope that you’ll love our two heroes as much as we do.

The Hockey Player’s Heart, a feel-good gay romance about an NHL superstar and the second chance he gets with the nice guy who tutored him in high school years before, is available on Amazon and other online retailers.

The Gang’s All Here! – BGFP episode 119

So many great guests on this week’s show!

Jeff and I celebrate the release of The Hockey Player’s Heart, which came out on Tuesday the 16th.

Christina from Christina’s Bookshelf joined us with recommendations for books by Nicky James and Christian Baines.

Jeff interviews author Heidi Cullinan and voice artist Iggy Toma about their collaboration on The Roosevelt series (Carry the Ocean and Shelter the Sea). In part one of their interview, Heidi talks about the origins of the characters and story while Iggy talks about bringing those characters to life.

All this and more can be found at

Blog Tour Schedule For ‘The Hockey Player’s Heart’

Here’s the list of blogs tour stops where Jeff and I will be speaking about our co-written Dreamsupun Desire book, The Hockey Player’s Heart. There’ll fun discussions, excerpts and even a few giveaways! Come join us. 😀