Will reviews Game Point by M.J. O’Shea.
Jeff and Becky Albertalli continue their interview. Finishing up the discussion of Love, Simon they talk about the importance of a gay teen at the center of a big studio movie and her cameo. They also discuss books, including last year’s The Upside of Unrequited as well as the forthcoming Leah on the Offbeat.
Jeff & WIll’s review of Love, Simon is a BGFP Bonus!
Jeff & Will are on the movie this week. That doesn’t stop them from bringing you the very best in gay fiction. Jeff reviews the audiobook of Jack of Thorns by Amelia Faulkner and narrated by Joel Leslie. The guys also discuss the YouTube Red original series Step Up: High Water, a spin off of the Step Up movie franchise.
Jeff interviews Becky Albertalli, author of the best selling book Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda which hits the big screen this week under the title Love, Simon. Jeff and Becky talk extensively about the book’s journey to the screen, including why the title changed, which actor came up with a new scene that Becky loves, and Oreos!
Jeff & Will give a shout out to Pucks & Percentages, the new m/m hockey romance serial from V.L. Locey and RJ Scott. They also look at the horrible author payout Audible made after the first quarter of the Audible Romance Package.
WIll reviews The Bunny and the Billionaire by Louisa Masters. The guys review Tom of Finland, the amazing biopic about the famed Finnish artist.
Brandilyn and Jeff discuss the Young Adult works of Rick Riordan, which includes the Percy Jackson series, and in particular, the inclusive universe Riordan has created for LGBTQ+ characters.
They give a birthday shout out to The Ripped Bodice bookstore, which celebrates its second anniversary on Sunday, March 4.
The Book2Pod service is discussed further, including some listener feedback from last week’s sample. Book2Pod’s Nigel, the British narrator, provided the intro for this week’s show.
New patron Liz is welcomed.
Jeff reviews The Sumage Solution by G.L. Carriger and narrated by Kirt Graves. The guys review of The Fireman’s Pole by Sue Brown with narration by Finn Sterling.
Poppy Dennison chats about her new Bartlett Boys series as well as the forthcoming re-launch of Coconut Grove, which she co-writes with M.J. O’Shea. She also talks about her entry in the Heart2Heart charity anthology.
The 2018 Winter Olympics are discussed, especially the representation from openly gay athletes Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy.
The Book2Pod service was unveiled last week, offering to create computer-read books in podcast format. Jeff submitted a sample of his book, Dancing for Him, so listeners can sample a book as read by
Lisa from The Novel Approach recommends books by Andrea Speed, Jordan Castillo Price
The guys review the Heart2Heart charity anthology as well as Lucy Lennox’s Felix and the Prince.
Lucy returns to the show to talk about Felix, what’s coming up next in the Forever Wilde series and lots more.
Book2Pod Sample of "Dancing for Him" - Read by "Harry"
Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 123 – V.L. Locey & RJ Scott Talk “Poke Check,” Book & Movie Reviews & More
A shout out is given to Cupid Strikes Again Free Male/Male romance stories available from February 11-18 from authors including Garett Groves, Piper Scott, Amy Tasukada, Kiki Burrelli, Alex Miska, Lucy Lennox, and others. GayRomLit registration is also discussed as it comes up on Saturday, February 17.
Will reviews Fortune’s Slings & Cupid’s Arrows by Ari McKay. Jeff reviews Down on the Farm and The Past Comes Home, both by Silvia Violet with narration by Greg Boudreaux. The guys also discuss the films Call Me By Your Name and God’s Own Country.
V.L. Locey and RJ Scott stop by to talk about Poke Check, the latest in the Harrisburg Railers series. They also discuss how they become co-writers, what’s coming next for them both and give an update on the Changing On The Fly charity anthology.