Will opens the show discussing Christa Tomlinson’s latest series. Jeff talks about joining the collective of hockey romance authors at HockeyRomance.com. The guys give a shoutout to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. GayRomLit 2019 registration opens on February 16 and the guys hope to see lots of listeners in Albuquerque in October.
New patrons Pranathi, Rebecca and Mireille are welcomed.
The guys review the recent Rent Live production that aired on Fox. Jeff reviews Transposition by Gregory Ashe with narration by Tristan James and Ever After by Riley Hart & Christina Lee with narration by Joel Leslie. Will reviews Help Wanted (DadCademy Book 1) by Alison Hendricks.
Coastal Magic Convention featured author Kiernan Kelly talks with Jeff about what first-time attendees should look forward to at the con. They also discuss her origin story, her YA alter-ego Dakota Chase, how she often writes things on a dare and what’s coming soon from her.
The guys mention the bonus episode that dropped this past week featuring Analysis Paralysis stars Jason T. Gaffney and Kevin Held. The February issue of Parents magazine, featuring dads Shaun T and Scott Blokker is also discussed.
New patron Shiela is welcomed.
Jeff & Will review His Saint by Lucy Lennox and See the Light by Kate McMurray.
Kate joins the guys to talk about See The Light as well as her writing origins and the authors who inspired her. She also discusses her work with Romance Writers of America and the teaching she does.
In this special bonus episode, Jeff & Will talk to co-stars Jason T. Gaffney and Kevin Held about the gay romantic comedy Analysis Paralysis. Jason is also the co-writer, co-executive producer and director of the film about a gay author’s overactive imagination that sends him on a hilarious series of romantic misadventures that ultimately lead him to true love.
On February 1, Analysis Paralysis begins a two-week theatrical run at the Palm Springs Cultural Center in Palm Springs, Calif., as part of their Cinema Diverse “Best of the Fest” series. On the film’s opening night, there will be a special reception and screening as well as a post-screening Q&A with Kevin, Jason and his husband and fellow producer Matt Gorlick.
The guys discuss movies from this past summer that they’ve finally seen: Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Skyscraper and Bad Times at the El Royale.
Jeff reviews Looking for Billy Haines by Suzanne Brockmann and Ed Gaffney.
Gregory Ashe talks with Jeff about how he got his start writing as well as his ongoing series Hazard and Somerset and Hollow Folk. He also discusses how he balances writing and his day job as well as what’s coming next from him–including a new trilogy.
Jeff reviews two books by B.G. Thomas: Getting His Man and The Nerd and the Prince. Will reviews The Wolf Around the Corner by Aidee Ladnier.
Lisa offers up five books she’s eagerly anticipating for 2019, which includes titles by Gregory Ashe, Jordan L. Hawk, Jaclyn Osborne, K.D. Edwards and Hailey Turner. Jeff and Will also mention books they’re looking forward to by Bill Konigsberg, Riley Hart and Devon McCormack.
Jeff opens the show by talking about Head in the Game, his m/m hockey romance novella, which is now up for pre-order ahead of its January 24 release. The guys also thank everyone who listened and helped grow the podcast during 2018.
Will reviews Summerfield’s Angel by Kim Fielding and BFF by K.C. Wells. Jeff reviews Lock & West by Alexander C. Eberhart.
Jeff interviews K.A. Mitchell and finds out how Ken and G.I. Joe helped influence her writing career. They also discuss her Bad in Baltimore series as well as her writing process, the teaching she does for other authors, what tropes she loves and much more.