Jeff reviews the young adult thriller Survive the Dome by Kosoko Jackson. Jeff then interviews Kosoko about both Survive the Dome, and his rom-com I’m So (Not) Over You, which is also the Spring Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection.
Kosoko talks about his favorite rom-coms, why he decided to write one, and the ways the characters and story changed in the early drafts. He also shares the real life events that inspired Survive the Dome, and what it was like to work on two very different books at the same time. In addition, he discusses the representation of black and brown queer characters that he brings to his stories. Plus, Kosoko offers book recommendations and a glimpse of what he’s working on next.
Jeff & Will continue to shine the spotlight on the All American Boy series by talking briefly about the books in the series before they are also joined by series authors Shane K. Morton, Miski Harris, and Elle Keaton. Not only do they discuss their All American Boy books, they also talk to us about their other recent releases, along with what they’re working on next.
K.C. Kassidy, who also writes as Sierra Hill, talks about the new m/m installment of the All American Boy series and her book Pretty Boy. She shares how she decided to set the series in Maine with the backdrop of a tall ship festival, as well as why she created the series. K.C. also discusses her Blockers series, offers some book recommendations and has details on what’s coming up next.
Jeff & Will kick off the show with the announcement of the Spring Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection, Kosoko Jackson’s I’m So (Not) Over You. They also introduce the Rainbow Romance Reader Report, the official newsletter of the Big Gay Fiction Podcast. The recent New York Times article about LGBTQ romance is also discussed.
Will chats about his recent binge of the Angélique movie collection, and the movie Werewolves Within. Jeff talks about his recent trip to New York, the Broadway revival of Company, and the new Disney+ film adaptation of Better Nate Than Ever.
The guys reveal nine books they’re looking forward to in April, including titles by Elizabeth Hollows, CD Rachels, Jordan L. Hawk, V.L. Locey, Emmy Sanders, Eden Winters, Rachel Reid, Kris Ripper and Liz Bowery. Jeff also reviews the forthcoming book by Ariella Zoelle, Play by Heart.
The guys continue their deep dive on Dante’s Cove as they discuss Season 2, Episode 1, “Some Kind of Magic.”
We talk books with Jay from Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach. They recommend six of their recent reads including titles from Kate Hawthorne, Justin Schuelke, Iris Foxglove, P.J. Vernon, A.C. Everett, and Con Riley. They also shout out books they’re looking forward to from Vaun Cassidy and K.D. Edwards.