The guys start off with a discussion about Jeff’s writing week and the just wrapped RT Booklovers convention in Reno. They also mention a reading coming up this Friday, May 25 from authors in the Queer Sacramento Authors Collective that will be streamed on Facebook Live.
Jeff & Will talk about Adam Rippon’s contemporary dance this week on Dancing with the Stars, which got him into the finals. They also discuss their trip to see Stars on Ice where Adam, Nathan Chen and other figure skaters performed.
Together they review Cocky by Sean Ashcroft and narrated by Joel Leslie. Jeff continues with a look at the sequel, Ballsy.
Author Hans M. Hirschi talks to Jeff about his new book, Returning to the Land of the Morning Calm, including what went into writing a book about an 84-year-old African American man going back to Korea looking for the lost love of his youth. He’s also got a giveaway where three listeners can win one of his backlist titles.
Mark, Maureen and Katie are congratulated for winning the Keira Andrews giveaway from Episode 134. They guys also share the news that Tammy Middleton’s Autism Awareness Auction in April raised more than $2400.
Kendra is thanked for raising her pledge on Patreon.
The guys talk about Adam Rippon’s stint on Dancing with the Stars.
Will reviews Showing Him the Ropes by Christa Tomlinson. Together, Jeff & Will review Wilde Fire by Lucy Lennox. Jeff discusses Nothing Happened by Molly Booth and Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli.
Audiobook narrator Finn Sterling (aka Jess Hanks) stops by to talk about how he got into the business, what his favorite type of characters are to voice as well as the band he’s in. Along with Dreamspinner Press, he’s offering four listeners the chance to win an Audible code to get one of his books.
Jeff & Will bring you another episode packed with interviews from the recent L.A. Times Festival of Books. The guys talk to Candy Miller from Interlude Press (Candy also writes as Erin Finnegan), Anne Regan from Harmony Ink Press (Anne writes as Nicki Bennett), Rhys Ford, CJane Elliott, C.S. Poe, Bru Baker and K.C. Wells.
Lizzy, the winner of the Mary Calmes giveaway is congratulated. R.L. and James are welcomed as new patrons.
Jeff & Will talk about TV they’ve been watching with the Riverdale take on Carrie: The Musical, Good Girls and Champions. Will discusses To Walk Invisible, a documentary on the Bronte Sisters, and Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women.
Book reviews this week include Will’s take on Finding It by Devon McCormack & Riley Hart and Beyond the Sea by Keira Andrews. Meanwhile, Jeff looks at Keira’s Kidnapped by the Pirate.
Keira then joins the guys for an interview to talk about her latest, Test of Valor, as well as her origins in fanfic and what’s coming up next for her. Keira also has a giveaway for three listeners to win a copy of Valor on the Move, the first book in the Valor series.
Jeff & Will bring you this episode from the LA Times Festival of Books. This week’s show, the first of two with interviews from the weekend, includes sit downs with Dreamspinner Press executive director Elizabeth North and authors C.B. Lee, Laura Stone, Andrew Grey and R.L. Merrill.
Part two of the festival interviews will be in two weeks in episode 135.
Will reads a special letter to listeners regarding diversity in the gay romance genre.
Will reviews Bearly Legal by Kiki Burrelli. Jeff talks about the recent audiobook release of City Boy by A.E. Wasp and narrated by Michael Pauley.
Mary Calmes stops by to talk about her latest book, Twisted and Tied, as well as how she got started in gay romance, her writing process and what’s still to come this year. She’s also got an audiobook giveaway for listeners.