Episodes

Episode 183 – Lisa’s Spec Fic Book Recommendations

Jeff opens the show talking about the work he’s doing on a holiday short story.

They also remind everyone about the LA Times Festival of Books happening April 13 and 14 on the USC Campus and the authors expected to attend from Dreamspinner Press and Interlude Press.

Jeff & Will talk about the series finale of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Books reviewed this week include Arctic Sun by Annabeth Albert and Paternity Case by Gregory Ashe.

Lisa joins Jeff to recommend four speculative fiction books: The Mortal Sleep by Gregory AshePrince of Air and Darkness by M.A. Grant, All Souls Near & Nigh by Hailey Turner and Not Dead Yet by Jen Burke.

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Episode 182 – Erin McLellan Returns to Farm College with “Clean Break”

Jeff & Will talk about their upcoming trip to the 2019 LA Times Festival of Books. They also discuss two series they’ve been watching: Comedy Central’s The Other Two and Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists.

Books reviewed this week include Kim Fielding’s The Spy’s Love Song, Ari McKay’s Take Two and Erin McLellan’s Clean Break.

Jeff interviews Erin McLellan about Clean Break, the second book in her Farm College series, and about why it’s important for her to tell stories based in her home state of Oklahoma. They also talk about her Love Life serieswhat got her started writing, her author influences and the TV she likes to binge watch.

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Episode 181 – Brandilyn’s Audiobook Recommendations & Exciting Spring Releases

First off, LGBT romance authors nominated for 2019 RITA Awards are congratulated, including Layla Reyne, Amy Lane, Suzanne Brockmann, Melanie Hansen and Aurora Rey.

New patron Angela is welcomed.

Jeff discusses his second visit to Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen as well as seeing an immersive production of Bare: A Pop Opera.

Rather than review books this week, the guys talk about titles they are looking forward to this spring: Arctic Sun by Annabeth Albert, LOL by Lucy Lennox and Molly Maddox, Under His Protection by LaQuette, Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, American Fairytale by Adriana Herrera and Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee, Jeff also calls out the start of a new series from Layla Reyne that he’s looking forward to but can’t discuss.

Brandilyn stops by to recommend the audiobook of Badlands by Morgan Brice and talks about some old favorites from Rhys Ford, Jordan L. Hawk and Ethan Stone.

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Episode 180 – “Out of Body” with Jason T. Gaffney and Kevin Held

The show opens with Jeff talking about turning in the manuscript for the new/revised edition of Hat Trick. The guys also talk about Captain Marvel.

Will reviews Wanted-Bad Boyfriend by TA Moore and IRL: In Real Life by Lucy Lennox and Molly Maddox. Jeff reviews Diversion by Eden Winters.

Jason T. Gaffney and Kevin Held join Jeff & Will to discuss their new movie project, the romantic comedy/paranormal themed Out of Body. They recorded the audiobook of the novelization, which was written by Suzanne Brockmann. We also find out about their history-based podcast, The Bright Side with Kevin and Jason.

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Episode 179 – Alice Winters Discusses the “In Darkness” Series

Congratulations go out to authors who have been featured on the podcast and were nominated this past week in the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards, including Kris Jacen, Christina Lee & Riley Hart and Marshall Thornton.

Jeff shares the new Kickstarter for Raven Wild, the third LGBTQ+ children’s book from the team behind Promised Land.

Jeff & Will review Adriana Herrera’s American Dreamers. Jeff then reviews The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg and A Tangled Truth by Max Walker.

Jeff interviews Alice Winters about her In Darkness series, including the just released third book titled Deception in Darkness. They also discuss Within The Mind, which kicked off a new series earlier this year. Alice also talks about what got her into m/m romantic suspense and what else she’s got planned for this year.

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Episode 178 – Interlocking Universes with Morgan Brice / Gail Z. Martin

Jeff & Will recap their weekend at the 2019 Coastal Magic Convention.

Gail Z. Martin, who writes m/m romance under the name Morgan Brice, talks with Jeff about the interlocking universes she’s created between her pen names that span multiple genres including fantasy, steampunk and urban fantasy. They also talk about her recent releases, including The Rising as well as Badlands in audiobook.

The episode concludes with a story from the Coastal Magic Convention Improv Flash Fiction panel. Authors Eric R. Asher, Kathy Lyons, Damon Suede, Lucienne Driver, Amy Lane and Kiernan Kelly create a story using these prompts: a male main character, the genre is a shifter romance set in a futuristic time, and there’s a clothes iron as a random object.

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