Jeff and Will’s deep dive discussions on the sexy supernatural series Dante’s Cove continues as they talk about season 2, episodes 3 and 4, “Come Together” and “Spring Forward.”
Jeff & Will welcome author Lily Morton to talk about her new book The Sceptic, which begins the Arcana Books series. The new series is a spin-off from the Black and Blue series, which Lily explains is a series that almost never got published as she was hesitant to move into paranormal after writing several popular contemporaries. We also hear from Lily about the research trips she takes with her husband, where her character’s snarky banter comes from, and she’s got a book recommendation too.
Jeff & Will welcome Rob Kearney, the world’s strongest gay, and Eric Rosswood, an LGBTQ+ parenting expert, to talk about their new children’s book Strong. The book, based on Rob’s story of embracing his true self and the success he found as a result, shows the many ways to be strong. Rob and Eric discuss their collaboration on the book, the amazing illustrations from Nidhi Chanani. The duo also talk about what they hope readers of any age can take from the book, and the support that young people need today.
Jeff & Will kick off this YA-focused episode talking about Heartstopper, the new series on Netflix that’s based on the graphic novel of the same name by Alice Oseman.
Some incredible middle grade and young adult books coming in May are previewed, including titles by Robby Weber, Tucker Shaw, Maya MacGregor, Emery Lee, Kevin Van Whye, Dean Atta, Kevin Christopher Snipes, Jason June, Phil Stamper, Brian D. Kennedy, and R. Eric Thomas.
The guys also review the recent YA they’ve read, including Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor by Xiran Jay Zaho, Golden Boys by Phil Stamper, And They Lived… by Steven Salvatore, and Chef’s Kiss by Jarrett Melendez, Danica Brine and Hank Jones.
Jeff & Will kick off the show with an announcement: The Big Gay Fiction Fest is back for Pride Month. They’ve got all the details on the Fest’s line up and where to purchase tickets.
The guys discuss what they’ve been watching recently, including the movies Spider-Man: No Way Home and The Lost City, as well as the historical drama series The Gilded Age on HBO Max.
A dozen books coming in May are previewed, including titles by Michael Craft, H.L. Day, Timothy Janovsky, Charlie Novak, Beth Bolden, Kate Hawthorne, Annabelle Greene, J.R. Gray, S.C. Wynne, S.R. Lane, Matt Cain, and Frank Anthony Polito. Jeff also reviews The Long Game by Rachel Reid.
Jeff & Will discuss Kosoko Jackson’s I’m So (Not) Over You, the rom-com that features second chances and fake dating set over a wild wedding weekend. As always, in our book club chat there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven’t read the book yet. Make sure you keep listening after our discussion for the first chapter from the audiobook, narrated by Timothy Bell Reese.