Crabbypatty is welcomed as the newest patron.
Jay from Joyfully Jay stops by with a preview of the upcoming Reading Challenge Month, which begins September 3. She also recommends books from Tal Bauer, Lee Welch, Amy Lane and N.R. Walker.
Summer movies The Meg, Christopher Robin, Becoming Bond and Crazy Rich Asians are briefly discussed. Jeff talks about his first visit to Rosalind Abel’s Lavender Shores with a quick review of The Palisade while Will goes on to review the fourth Shores book, The Shipwreck.
Hank Edwards, our first Coastal Magic Convention Featured Author guest, is here to talk about the latest in his Critter Catchers series as well as the re-release of his Fluffers, Inc. series. He also tells us what he enjoys about Coastal Magic and gives us a look at what’s coming next for him. The details on the giveaway he’s offering are at the bottom of the shownotes page.
The guys congratulate the filmmaking team of Jason T. Gaffney, Ed Gaffney and Suzanne Brockmann on Analysis Paralysis getting its world premiere screening at September’s Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival.
The documentary Kiki is reviewed. Jeff then reviews Not Your Villain by C.B. Lee and also gives a shoutout to Rhys Ford’s upcoming book, Savior. He encourages people to pre-order that ahead of its mid-September release.
Author and filmmaker Brian Sloan is interviewed about his latest project, West 40s. Brian also talks about earlier works, such as his YA novels, the film WTC View and what he currently enjoys watching.
Sandy is welcomed as a new member of the Patreon community.
The reality crafting series Making It is discussed as are the documentaries When the Beat Drops, about Atlanta’s bucking scene, and Light in the Water, which chronicles the history of the West Hollywood Aquatics Club.
Will reviews the cozy mystery Cruel Candy by Mildred Abbott and Jeff reviews Scorpio Hates Virgo by Anyta Sunday.
The guys interview Geoffrey Knight about the Fathom’s Five series and My Billionaire series. Geoff also talks about what got him started writing, who some of his author influences are and if the findings from his Why Straight Women Love Gay Romance book still hold true today.
Kendra is congratulated as the winner of the Layla Reyne giveaway from episode 146.
The guys talk about the latest Kickstarter from Suzanne Brockmann and Jason T. Gaffney for their upcoming film Out of Body.
Will reviews Kidnapped by the Pirate by Keira Andrews and Jeff reviews Five Minutes Longer by Victoria Sue and There Goes Sunday School by Alexander C. Eberhart.
Jeff interviews Carrie Pack about her latest book, Past Imperfect, as well as her new podcast, Bi Sci Fi. Carrie’s also giving away a paperback ARC of Past Imperfect. For a chance to win, listeners should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word “Past” in the subject line. More details on the giveaway are at the bottom of the shownotes page.
This week Jeff interviews TJ Klune and Kirt Graves. Ravensong, the sequel to TJ’s best selling Wolfsong, releases on Tuesday, July 31. TJ discusses what readers can look forward to in Ravensong, which takes place before, during and after the events in the first book. TJ also discusses what’s still to come in the Green Greek series.
Kirt relates how he got into audiobook narration, how he got the Wolfsong job (which was his first) and the recording of that book. Kirt and TJ also discuss how their collaboration works.
Other topics include what draws readers to Joe and Ox, the length of books and why TJ likes long stories. Both of them discuss what’s in their futures as well, including TJ’s upcoming The Extraordinaries series and October’s The Bones Beneath My Skin.
Missy is congratulated as the winner of the free Coastal Magic Convention registration that we gave away back in episode 144.
Jeff gives a shoutout to marInspired for their amazing dance this past week on World of Dance. The guys also discuss the documentaries Making Fun: The Story of Funko and Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.
Will reviews The Veranda, the third in Rosalind Abel’s Lavender Shores series. Jeff reviews Imperial Stout, the first book in Lalya Reyne’s new Trouble Brewing series.
Layla then talks with Jeff about her new series, as well as the Agents Irish & Whiskey series, how she got her start and what’s still to come. She’s also giving away a mass market paperback copy of Imperial Stout and a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky listener who sends an email to giveaway@biggayfictionpodcast with the word “Trouble” in the subject line (more details on the giveaway are at the bottom of the shownotes page).