Sandy is welcomed as a new member of the Patreon community.
The reality crafting series Making It is discussed as are the documentaries When the Beat Drops, about Atlanta’s bucking scene, and Light in the Water, which chronicles the history of the West Hollywood Aquatics Club.
Will reviews the cozy mystery Cruel Candy by Mildred Abbott and Jeff reviews Scorpio Hates Virgo by Anyta Sunday.
The guys interview Geoffrey Knight about the Fathom’s Five series and My Billionaire series. Geoff also talks about what got him started writing, who some of his author influences are and if the findings from his Why Straight Women Love Gay Romance book still hold true today.
Kendra is congratulated as the winner of the Layla Reyne giveaway from episode 146.
The guys talk about the latest Kickstarter from Suzanne Brockmann and Jason T. Gaffney for their upcoming film Out of Body.
Will reviews Kidnapped by the Pirate by Keira Andrews and Jeff reviews Five Minutes Longer by Victoria Sue and There Goes Sunday School by Alexander C. Eberhart.
Jeff interviews Carrie Pack about her latest book, Past Imperfect, as well as her new podcast, Bi Sci Fi. Carrie’s also giving away a paperback ARC of Past Imperfect. For a chance to win, listeners should send an email to email@example.com with the word “Past” in the subject line. More details on the giveaway are at the bottom of the shownotes page.
This week Jeff interviews TJ Klune and Kirt Graves. Ravensong, the sequel to TJ’s best selling Wolfsong, releases on Tuesday, July 31. TJ discusses what readers can look forward to in Ravensong, which takes place before, during and after the events in the first book. TJ also discusses what’s still to come in the Green Greek series.
Kirt relates how he got into audiobook narration, how he got the Wolfsong job (which was his first) and the recording of that book. Kirt and TJ also discuss how their collaboration works.
Other topics include what draws readers to Joe and Ox, the length of books and why TJ likes long stories. Both of them discuss what’s in their futures as well, including TJ’s upcoming The Extraordinaries series and October’s The Bones Beneath My Skin.
Missy is congratulated as the winner of the free Coastal Magic Convention registration that we gave away back in episode 144.
Jeff gives a shoutout to marInspired for their amazing dance this past week on World of Dance. The guys also discuss the documentaries Making Fun: The Story of Funko and Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.
Will reviews The Veranda, the third in Rosalind Abel’s Lavender Shores series. Jeff reviews Imperial Stout, the first book in Lalya Reyne’s new Trouble Brewing series.
Layla then talks with Jeff about her new series, as well as the Agents Irish & Whiskey series, how she got her start and what’s still to come. She’s also giving away a mass market paperback copy of Imperial Stout and a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky listener who sends an email to giveaway@biggayfictionpodcast with the word “Trouble” in the subject line (more details on the giveaway are at the bottom of the shownotes page).
The Coastal Magic Reading Challenge is discussed.
Looking at television, Jeff & Will celebrate the news that Pose will get a second season on FX. They also discuss the new series from Brian Sloan called West 40s as well as season 3 of the Starz series Outlander. The Amazon original A Very English Scandal is also reviewed.
Will reviews The Garden, the second of Rosalind Abel’s Lavender Shores series. Jeff reviews Geoffrey Knight’s The Temple of Time and Rachael Herron’s Fast Draft Your Memoir: Write Your Life Story in 45 Hours.
Lisa from The Novel Approach drops by to recommend two series from Gregory Ashe–Hazard and Somerset and Hallow Folk–as well as The Heretic Doms Club series by Marie Sexton.
Jeff reports that he completed the first draft of Codename: Winger #4 and that he did volunteer training at Sacramento’s Lavender Library, which was featured in episode 142, so that he can work the circulation desk.
Jeff reviews the audiobooks With A Kick Collection #1 by Clare London and narrated by Joel Leslie and Hearts in Ireland by J.C. Long with narration by John Steinkamp. He also discusses the children’s book Maiden Voyage. Will reviews The Palisade by Rosalind Abel and narrated by Kirt Graves.
The guys talk to Jennifer Morris, the director of the Coastal Magic Convention. They get all the details on the 2019 gathering, why she started the con and how she curates the weekend’s activities. One special listener will receive a free registration to the 2019 convention by using the hashtag #WINMYWAYINCMCON19. Full rules on the giveaway are at the bottom of the shownotes page.