Jeff & Will welcome Zoë & Kelsey from the Tea & Strumpets podcast to talk about historical romance. The conversation ranges from why historicals can provide an escape, their favorite tropes in the genre along with some of their favorite books featuring m/m and f/f pairings. Of course, the hit Netflix regency romance Bridgerton is also discussed.
This episode is packed with book reviews as the guys discuss Roommate by Sarina Bowen, The Uncut Wood by Slade James and three books in the Rosavia Royals series: Throne Together by Zoe Dawn, In His Court by Max Rowan and Barely Regal by E. Davies.
Sarina Bowen joins us to talk about her new book Roommate, which is an m/m spin off from her True North series. She shares why it took her so long to figure how to write Kiernan, a character carrying a lot of secrets. She also discusses the Vino & Veritas series, which is one of a number of multi-author series that she is creating inside the True North story universe. Sarina previews a little of what’s to come in the multi-book series.
Jeff & Will kick off 2021 with two announcements. The Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for January is An Unseen Attraction by KJ Charles. Also, the next edition of Big Gay Fiction Live is Thursday, January 14 at 7pm ET and features authors from the upcoming shared universe, The Magic Emporium.
Lucy Lennox joins Jeff to talk about the Winder Wonderland Story Giveaway, which runs through January 10. Lucy tells readers what they can expect in the giveaway and also talks about the two stories she has for readers. We also hear from authors Colbie Dunbar, Shannon West, Slade James, Marina Vivancos, Spencer Spears, Giovanna Reaves, Neil S. Plakcy, and Kai Butler as they share details on the stories they’re offering in the giveaway. Jeff also talks about his story, The Hockey Player’s Snow Day.
In the final episode of 2020, Will reviews RJ Scott’s Cupcakes and Christmas and Jeff looks at the first two books in the Rosavia Royals series: Up for Heir by Stella Starling and Reign or Shine by HJ Welch. Jeff & Will also reveal some of their favorite reads from 2020, which include books by Jaxon Knight, TJ Klune, Annabeth Albert, Philip William Stover, Maz Maddox, Layla Reyne, Jayce Ellis and Julian Winters.
As 2020 winds down, Jay from Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach join us for a look at some of their favorite reads from the year. We start off talking about holiday favorites from the season. Jay recommends His for Hanukkah by Reese Morrison and Lisa’s pick is Angels in the City by Garrett Leigh. Then it’s on to their favorites of 2020, which includes books by E.M. Lindsey, David R. Slayton, Lynn Van Dorn, Caleb Roehrig, Lily Morton and Joanna Chambers. Jay and Lisa also talk about a couple of books they are excited for in 2021.