New Patrons Poppy and Drue are welcomed.
Before getting into Christmas stories, Jeff talks about cosy mystery Dead in the Garden by Dahlia Donovan. For holiday reads, Will reviews Santa Daddy by Keira Andrews and Fairytale of LaGuardia by A.E. Wasp and Beth Bolden. Jeff discusses A Star-Crossed Christmas by V.L. Locey.
Jeff interviews JP Barnaby about her return to writing, starting with Saving Hannah. They also talk about the degree she’s getting in creative writing, her love of the Food Network and cooking and what projects she’s working on next.
New patrons Kim, Thomas, Mia and Christine are welcomed.
Listeners are reminded they can watch the live recording of the podcast on Sunday morning around 8:30am PT on the show’s Facebook page. The upcoming hiatus at The Novel Approach is discussed.
Jeff talks about last week’s Audio Assault (Codename: Winger #3) release as well as the audiobook he recorded for his Christmas short, A Very Winger Christmas. He also reminds everyone they can still enter the giveaway that’s part of the Audio Assault blog tour, through Tuesday, December 4.
Will reviews His Christmas Sweater by C.M. Valencourt and A Kiss Before Christmas by A.E. Ryecart. Jeff & Will team up to review Fred & Ginger by Isobel Starling. Jeff talks about Ben’s Bakery and the Hanukkah Miracle by Penelope Peters and Pretty Pretty Boys by Gregory Ashe.
Jeff & Will welcome Silvia Violet to discuss her new release, Painfully Attractive, which is book four in the Love and Care series. They also discuss Silvia’s upcoming MPREG series, Trillium Creek as well as how she got started in m/m romance, who her author influences are and what’s coming up for Silvia next year.
Will reminds everyone about the Queer Lit Read-A-Thon that kicks off December 2.
Jeff talks about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day performance by the cast of The Prom along with Bill Konigsberg’s speech he gave at the ALAN/NCTE event Reading and Writing Resistance: Acting Up, Speaking Out in YA Lit.
Jeff tells everyone about the week of events happening with his Codename: Winger series: the release on Tuesday of Audio Assault, the forthcoming audiobook of Tracker Hacker and the free short A Very Winger Christmas that comes out on Friday.
Will reviews Snow on the Roof by Sean Ashcroft and Goldilocks and the Bear by Clare London. Jeff reviews Someday by David Levithan and Loving Loch by Kris Jacen.
Dani from Love Bytes Reviews recommends comfort series by Mary Calmes, Andrew Grey, A.E. Via and Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott. She also has some fanfic comfort reads.
Rob is welcomed as a new patron.
Jeff & Will discuss the UK musical Everybody’s Talking about Jamie, about a sixteen-year-old boy who wants to be a drag queen. Will reviews Chance at Love by Silvia Violet while Jeff looks at Craft Brew by Layla Reyne and Hidden in Darkness by Alice Winters.
Lisa from The Novel Approach recommends books by Gregory Ashe and the duo of Kelley York & Rowan Altwood along with a Christmas story by Leta Blake. Lisa also takes a moment to remember Ethan.
They guys talk about the Heart2Heart Anthology, which releases on Tuesday, November 13, as well as the Love Your Book Store Challenge, which runs through November 16. Will also previews The Queer Lit Read-a-Thon that takes place December 2-8.
Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, including upcoming ones with gay or gay adjacent actors, are discussed. They also focus on Road To Christmas, which features the first gay couple in a supporting role.
Will reviews Cinnamon Spiced Omega by Susi Hawke and Seeking Solace by Ari McKay.
Jeff & Will interview Ari McKay about the two books they’re releasing in November: Seeking Solace and Quenched in Blood. They also discuss Designer Holiday, their new Christmas story that they’re revealing the cover for on the podcast. We also find out what’s next for Herc’s Mercs and more looking into 2019.
Brandilyn recommends two series on audio: Cold Case Physics by Pandora Pine and Hazard and Somerset Mysteries by Gregory Ashe.
The touring production of On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Broadway Musical is reviewed as is the novelization of Dear Evan Hansen, which Jeff read on audiobook.
Jeff interviews Anyta Sunday about Pisces Hooks Taurus, the latest in her Signs of Love series. Anyta also reveals the next pairing to happen in that series. They also talk about her Love Letters series, what got her started writing m/m romance and why she loves slow burn so much. Plus, she also reveals the podcast’s horoscope for its anniversary.