Best-Selling Author Mary Calmes – BGFP episode 132

Jeff and I kick off this week’s show reminding everyone about the Autism Awareness Auction currently happening through the end of the month. we also discuss our April 21 and 22 appearances at the LA Times Festival of Books.

I read a special letter to listeners regarding diversity in the gay romance genre.

I 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.

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Festivals, Recommendations, and Auctions – BGFP episode 131

Jeff and I will be at the L.A. Times Festival of Books on April 21 and 22. We also remind listeners that Joyfully Jay’s paranormal theme week is running through April 14.

Christina from Christina’s Bookshelf recommends two books for baseball season: Love by Number by DJ Jamison and Bases Loaded by Sean Michael. She also talks about Campus Life, a choose your own adventure gay romance, by T.C. Orton.

I review A Match for Mike by Jason & Ed Gaffney. Jeff reviews Swann’s Revenge by Shira Anthony and also discusses the audiobook of The Hockey Player’s Heart. Tammy Middleton, who writes under the name T.M. Smith, joins us and gives us all the details on this year’s Autism Awareness Month Auction, which runs through April 30. She also talks about her new book, Lover.

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We’re Signing at the L.A. Times Festival of Books!

Jeff and I will be at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, held on the USC campus April 21st and 22nd. Here is the schedule of authors signing (including us!) at the Dreamspinner Press booth.

Saturday April 21
11:00 – 12:00 Andrew Grey – Romancing the Stepbrother
12:00 – 1:00   C.S. Poe – Southernmost Murder
1:00 – 2:00     Jeff Adams & Will Knauss – The Hockey Player’s Heart
2:00 – 3:00     Rick R. Reed – The Perils of Intimacy
3:00 – 4:00     R.L. Merrill – Hurricane Reese
4:00 – 5:00     Rhys Ford – Rebel
Sunday April 22
11:00 – 12:00 CJane Elliott – Sex, Love & Videogames
12:00 – 1:00   Rhys Ford – Tramps and Thieves
1:00 – 2:00     Bru Baker – Camp H.O.W.L.
2:00 – 3:00     K.C. Wells – BFF
3:00 – 4:00     Jeff Adams – Tracker Hacker
4:00 – 5:00     C.S. Poe – The Mystery of the Curiosities


The festival runs from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. Dreamspinner is in booth #141. Hope to see you there!

The Journey From ‘Top to BOTM’ – BGFP episode 130

This past week Jeff and I returned to the theatre to see Love, Simon. It’s still REALLY good

Our co-written book, The Hockey Player’s Heart, is now available in audiobook and is performed by Finn Sterling (FYI he’s really good).

We will be at the L.A. Times Festival of Books on April 21 and 22. Jeff and I’ll be doing a signing and other fun stuff during that weekend.

In other news this week, Changing on the Fly: The Second Period charity anthology will disappear soon as the NHL season wraps up on April 7. Tammy Middleton’s Autism Awareness Month Auction is underway with lots of great items for authors and readers to bid on. It’s also Love Bytes Reviews Fifth Anniversary and Dani and her team have a ton of great giveaways planned to celebrate.

Jeff reviews the YA novel History is All You Left Me by Adam Sllvera, while I review the romantic comedy Creating Clark by Jason & Ed Gaffney. We also discuss some performances from MCC Theatre’s recent MisCast fundraiser.

Jessica & Markie from the Top to BOTM Podcast join us to talk about their show, their reading influence and their love of the gay romance genre.

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PNR, Bunnies, and Book Reviews – BGFP episode 129


Jeff and I have survived our move and have lived to tell the tale!  In the first episode in our new diggs, we discuss news about Love, Simon, TJ Klune’s new YA trilogy, Romance Writer’s of America awards and Eastsiders.

I review books from K.C. Wells (escorts!) and A.R. Barley (bunnies!) while Jeff has one from Lucy Lennox. The film Every Day and the new NBC series Rise are also discussed.

Jay from Joyfully Jay stops by to preview the site’s upcoming paranormal theme week, which begins April 9. She also recommends books by Lily Maxton, Morgan Brice and Lisa Henry & J.A. Rock. She also gives a shout out to Love, Simon.

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