Jeff reviews Criminal Past by Gregory Ashe and It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian.
Anne Hawley talks to the guys about her regency romance Restraint and what sparked her love of historicals and writing. Anne also talks about the Masterwork Experiment she’s worked on to analyze Brokeback Mountain and take those story beats to create a new story.
The guys also talk about the upcoming slate of Hallmark Channel Christmas movies featuring out actors. The movies The Hustle and A Simple Favor are discussed. Jeff reviews How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters. Will reviews The Unexpected Heiress by Frank W. Butterfield and Anticipating Temptation by Silvia Violet.
Jeff talks to Hailey Turner about the latest in her Soulbound series, A Crown of Iron and Silver, along with the origins of the series and her love of mythology. In addition, they discuss the Metahuman Files series, her origins as a writer and what’s still to come.
Jay from Joyfully Jay talks with Jeff about the blog’s Reading Challenge Month, which gives blog visitors the chance to discover some new books and win some big prizes. Jay also recommends books she’s been reading: Soul on Fire by Tal Bauer, Dealing in Death by L.J. Hayward and The Witchstone Amulet by Mason Thomas.
Jeff & Will talk about seeing In The Heights and praise the season finale of Pose. Will reviews the audio fiction podcast The Two Princes. Jeff reviews the Gay Future Podcast, another audio fiction show, and Pocketful of Stardust by J.P. Barnaby and Rowan Speedwell.
Frederick Smith and Chaz Lamar join Jeff to talk about their debut novel, In Case You Forgot. Frederick and Chaz share how they worked together on this first collaboration, the inspirations for Kenny and Zaire, favorite scenes in the book. They also share what they’re working on next.
Jeff & Will talk about their week at the Podcast Movement conference. They also discuss recent announcements about the new Love, Simon series on Disney+ as well as the potential Hollywood deal that Lucy Lennox and Sloane Kennedy revealed this week.
The guys talk summer TV with BH90210 and Grand Hotel. Will reviews Silvia Violet’s Anticipating Rejection while Jeff reviews King Slayer by Layla Reyne.
Lisa from The Novel Approach recommends some speculative fiction and romantic suspense, including Spellbound by Allie Therin, The Marked Prince by M.A. Grant and Triangulation by Gregory Ashe. She also mentions Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman, which she had recently begun.
Jeff & Will talk about their past week of business decisions and the coming week they’ll spend at the Podcast Movement conference. They also remind the authors in the audience to check out the new Big Gay Author Podcast.
The guys talk about the production of The Wiz they just saw as well as the current season of Pose. Together they review Lucy Lennox’s Wilde Love and Jeff reviews Dreadnought by April Daniels.
Amber Smith joins Jeff to talk about her young adult novel Something Like Gravity. Amber reveals how the characters of Chris and Maia had been the main characters in different books before she decided they’d be great together in a single book. Amber also discusses how she got started writing, the trademarks of her books and the research she does to create her characters.