Episodes

Episode 319 – Summertime Reading Recs with Jay & Lisa

Support Big Gay Fiction Podcast on PatreonThe guys welcome back Jay from Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach to talk about what they’ve been reading recently. They discuss books by Paul Rudnick, Maria Ingrande Mora, Kate Hawthorne, Jason June, Joanna Chambers and M.A. Grant. Plus, they each share a book they’re looking forward to in the coming months, including titles by Annabeth Albert and David R. Slayton.

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Episode 318 – Big Gay Fiction Book Club June 2021: “Seeking Solace” by Ari McKay

Jeff & Will dive into the third book in the Walker Boys series from Ari McKay as they talk about Seeking Solace, a sweet and sexy vacation romance. As always, in our book club discussions there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven’t read the book yet.

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Episode 317 – “Love is All” Authors Celebrate Love, Pride and Equality

Support Big Gay Fiction Podcast on PatreonJeff & Will congratulate Roan Parrish on the cover reveal of her upcoming holiday story The Lights on Knockbridge Lane, which is also the first gay romance to appear in a Harlequin series line. Jeff also discusses season 2 of Hulu’s Love, Victor.

In a conversation from a recent Big Gay Fiction Live, authors from the Love is All anthology talk about this year’s edition, which benefits the National Center for Transgender Equality. Anthology creator Xio Axelrod shares why she created the anthology four years ago. During the conversation Xio, along with contributors Rachel Lacey, Chantal Mer & Susan Scott Shelley, Connor Peterson and R.L. Merrill tell what their stories are about and what pride means to them. Plus we hear from two authors who couldn’t be part of the live show, Meg Bonney and Sophia Soames, about their contributions.

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Episode 316 – Author Steven Rowley’s Feel Good Summer Read

Support Big Gay Fiction Podcast on PatreonJeff & Will talk about the final season of FX’s Pose and the film adaptation of In the Heights.

The guys discuss author Steven Rowley’s Audible Original The Dogs of Venice and his delightful new novel, The Guncle. Jeff then talks with Steven about The Guncle, its Auntie Mame influences, and how Steven struck the balance between humor, grief and a little bit of romance. Steven also shares his experience recording the audiobook, offers some book recommendations, and shares what Pride means to him.

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Episode 315 – Giving YA Characters a Voice with Kirt Graves

Support Big Gay Fiction Podcast on PatreonJeff & Will shout out a Carina Adores online Pride event coming up on June 14 featuring authors Adriana Herrera, Roan Parrish, Hudson Lin and Penny Aimes.

Jeff talks with Kirt Graves about narrating the Codename: Winger young adult series. They discuss why Kirt wanted to take on the series, and his desire to voice more YA books. Kirt gets into the differences in voicing YA versus romance, as well as why he’s live streaming some of his recording sessions on Discord. Kirt also asks Jeff questions about the Winger series, and they talk about some of the experiments they’re doing with the way the Winger audiobooks are being released (including being available for purchase directly from Jeff’s website). At the end of the episode, listeners can sample the prologue and first chapter of Tracker Hacker as read by Kirt.

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Episode 314 – Gay Agendas & Meet Cutes with Jason June & Emery Lee

Support Big Gay Fiction Podcast on PatreonJeff & Will announce the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for June: Seeking Solace, the third book in the Walker Boys series by Ari McKay.

Jeff reviews Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June and Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee before he interviews the authors about their debut YA novels. Jason June and Emery discuss the inspiration for their stories, both drawn from their own lives. They also talk about their desire to bring an authentic teen experience to the page, exploring themes like first times, finding pronouns that fit, and telling stories where queer teens get a happy ending. They also share what Pride means to them, and offer book recommendations.

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