Romance and Reading – BGFP episode 123

Jeff and I kick off the episode wishing everyone a very happy Valentine’s week and update everyone on our writing projects and upcoming move.

I review Fortune’s Slings & Cupid’s Arrows by Ari McKay. Jeff reviews Down on the Farm and The Past Comes Home, both by Silvia Violet with narration by Greg Boudreaux. We also discuss the films Call Me By Your Name and God’s Own Country.

V.L. Locey and RJ Scott stop by to talk about Poke Check, the latest in the Harrisburg Railers series. They also discuss how they become co-writers, what’s coming next for them both and give an update on the Changing On The Fly charity anthology.

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Of Anthologies and Audiobooks – BGFP episode 122

Mere moments after returning home from a house hunting trip (which was very promising) Jeff and I recorded this week’s episode. Admittedly I was tired and a little out of it (words literally escaped me) but we persevered.

Lucy Lennox drops by to talk about the Heart 2 Heart charity anthology that releases on Feb 7th. She tells us about the origin of the book as well and the charities it supports.

We discuss Wrapped Up in You by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine, which is also being made into a film by PassionFlix. Jeff reviews The Glamour Thieves by Don Allmon.

Voice actor/narrator Greg Tremblay is interviewed and gives his origin story, the scoop on his most recent titles by Santino Hassell and A.M. Arthur as well as a look at his production process.

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A.M. Arthur: Storyteller Extraordinaire! – BGFP episode 121

Jeff and I open the show talking about our past week in writing and revisions. A couple of shoutouts are given to Oscar nominees, Call Me By Your Name and The Greatest Showman. We also discuss the past week’s announcement that Kobo and WalMart have formed a partnership to distribute ebooks and ereaders.

Jeff reviews Fish Stick Fridays by Rhys Ford. We also review the indie movie Do You Take This Man starring Anthony Rapp and Jonathan Bennett (it’s soooo good!).

Jeff and I had a great time talking with A.M. Arthur about her Clean Slate Ranch series, her latest installments in the Breaking Free series (out this week), how she got started in gay romance and what’s to come in 2018.

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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.


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