Author Maz Maddox talks to us about her Stallion Ridge series and the shifters and humans who call the Wild West town home. She’s got the scoop on the upcoming sixth book as well as the finale that will arrive in 2021. Maz’s new RELIC series, featuring modern day fossil hunters, is also discussed along with her writing origins, and author influences. Of course, she’s also got some book recommendations too.
Author Liz Faraim talks with Jeff about her debut novel Canopy, which kicks off the Vivian Chastain series. Liz discusses the origins of Vivian, why this became her first novel, and how she shared early versions of the story through live readings. Liz also shares what got her into writing and what’s still to come with this series as well as her next one.
This episode is packed with book recommendations as the guys discuss Learned Behaviors by Jayce Ellis, Brothersong by TJ Klune, Trade Deadline by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn and Manners & Mannerisms by Tanya Chris. Two books outside the gay romance genre are also reviewed as Will talks about Dolls! Dolls! Dolls!: Deep Inside Valley of the Dolls, the Most Beloved Bad Book and Movie of All Time by Stephen Rebello and Jeff looks at The Bridge by Bill Konigsberg.
Author Jayce Ellis joins Jeff and Will to discuss her latest book, Learned Behaviors. She also shares what she’s got planned for the Higher Learning series as well as for the High Rise series that includes the books André and Jeremiah. Jayce also talks about how she started in the m/m romance genre and the amazing support she gets from her husband. She also offers up some book recommendations.
The Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for November is revealed: The Christmas Deal by Keira Andrews. The next episode of Big Gay Fiction Live is also announced for November 18 and it will feature holiday storytime with four favorite narrators.
Jeff reviews Adriana Herrera’s American Christmas before introducing Adriana’s Listener Favorite interview. In this flashback to May 2019, Adriana talks about the inspiration for the Dreamers series and the characters she wanted to represent. She also discusses Finding Joy, which is one of her books that came out earlier this year.
Jeff & Will dive into an excellent gothic romance with The Mystery of Brackenwell Hall by Gillian St. Kevern.
As always, in this deep dive discussion there are spoilers ahead. If you’ve read this wonderful book, we’d love to hear what you think in the comments.