Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 119 – Heidi Cullinan & Iggy Toma Discuss “The Roosevelt” Series, Christina Book Recs & More
New patron TJ is welcomed.
Christina from Christina’s Bookshelf has 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, which is 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.
Jeff & Will open the show with news that the blog tour for The Hockey Player’s Heart gets underway this week. The guys will be doing Facebook Live segments on their author page starting Wednesday, January 10 and the tour starts on Friday, January 12 at Hearts on Fire.
Plans were also made to attend the Los Angeles Times Book Festival, April 21 and 22. They’ll have much more details on what they’ll be doing there closer to the event. A brief mention is also given to The Ripped Bodice bookstore, which appeared on the CBS comedy Life in Pieces this past week.
Jeff reviews Shelter the Sea by Heidi Cullinan and read by Iggy Toma as well as Among the Living (PsyCop #1) by Jordan Castillo Price and read by Gomez Pugh. They guys also briefly talk about The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, which they watched on PBS this past week.
Editor turned author Kris Jacen talks about her debut book, Wait for Me, and what led her to become an author in her own right after working with writers for a decade as Editor in Chief of MLR Press. Her next book, “Explore with Me,” arrives February 9.
Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 117 – Rhys Ford Interview Part 2, 2017 Year in Review, The Year Ahead & More
Jeff & Will wish everyone a Happy New Year as they kick off the first episode of 2018. The guys also review their past week, which included getting the paperback of The Hockey Player’s Heart in the mail.
Will reviews Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin while Jeff reviews Wild Trail by A.M. Arthur. The Greatest Showman film is also discussed.
The guys review 2017 in books and writing and also unveil some 2018 plans for both. From a health standpoint, they discuss their time on the potato diet, covered in The DIY Spud Fit Challenge, which has made them healthier over the past two months.
Rhys Ford returns for the second part of her interview. This time we learn about her influences, how she got started writing in the genre and what’s coming in 2018.
Layla is welcomed as a new patron.
Dani from Love Bytes Reviews is here with a final round of holiday book recommendations for 2017.
Jeff reviews Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan and Rebel by Rhys Ford. Jeff & Will also discuss Fox’s A Christmas Story Live! as well as the amazing performance of “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” by Chris Weaver (and friends) during the finale of The Voice.
Jeff talks to Rhys Ford for part one of an interview. She talks about her new book Rebel (which comes out Friday, December 29) and the 415 Ink series, why Rebel is her unique take on romance, how she planned the series and more.
Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 115 – Annabeth Albert Talks “Wheels Up,” Joyfully Jay Recommendation & More
Eli is congratulated for winning the Happy Holiday Paperback Giveaway.
Jay from Joyfully Jay discusses best of 2017 books, holiday stories (including ones with a Hanukkah setting) as well as new titles she’s been reading.
Jeff reviews A Day Makes by Mary Calmes while Will reviews Wild Trail by A.M. Arthur, Desperately Seeking Santa by Eli Easton and Finding Home by Garett Groves.
Jeff & Will interview Annabeth Albert. She has the scoop on her latest book, Wheels Up, as well as what’s happening in her other series. Plus she talks about her author inspirations, the first gay romances she read and what’s coming in 2018.
Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 114 – Erin Kyan “Love and Luck Podcast” Interview, Lisa Book Recs & More
They also discuss the recently launched Top 2 BOTM Podcast, the 12 Days Before Christmas MM Historical Fiction Blowout (which starts December 12) and the ongoing Rainbow Advent Calendar event.
New patron Robert is welcomed.
Lisa from The Novel Approach talks about holiday romances from RJ Scott, the late Paul Alan Fahey’s Rainbow Award winning book as well as an advance look at her Best of 2017, including books by Soren Summers and Steve Berman.
Will reviews In Case of Emergency by Keira Andrews, Three Under the Christmas Tree by Silvia Violet and the guys both talk about Needing a Little Christmas by Silvia Violet and narrated by Sean Crisden. Jeff then gives his own take on Up for the Challenge by Riley Hart & Devon McCormack, which Will reviewed in a previous episode.
Jeff interviews Erin Kyan, creator of the Love & Luck Podcast, about this unique romance that unfolds in a series of voice mails between Jason and Kane, two Australians who fall in love and discover they have some magic abilities.