Adam Silvera joins Jeff to talk about the Infinity Cycle series, and the new book Infinity Reaper. Adam discusses how the books have evolved from outline to finished story and that after publishing four contemporary young adult books, writing urban fantasy was actually a return to his roots. He also shares a few details about the forthcoming book sequel to What If It’s Us, the book he co-wrote with Becky Albertalli. Adam offers a book recommendation too.
Jeff & Will talk about the incredible new adult, contemporary romance Awkward Love by Riley Hart. As always, in this deep dive discussion there are spoilers ahead.
Authors from the new Magic Emporium paranormal/urban fantasy series are here to talk about the 12 book, shared universe. Meghan Maslow tells us how she came up with the series idea and how 13 authors came to create their stories within the universe. Four Emporium authors, Kim Fielding, Eliot Grayson, Jacki James and Rhys Lawless, join in to talk about their books in the series and their approaches to working with the magical store. We also get the lowdown on what goes on inside the store’s breakroom!
Garrett Leigh joins us to talk about her new books. This week Unforgotten, a second chance, roommates to lovers story, is released and Garrett shares how the story of Billy and Gus came to be. We also talk about her involvement with the Vino & Veritas series and her book Heartscape that comes out in March. The book Redemption is also getting sequels later this year and she’ll discuss what brought her back to that story. Plus we find out what started her writing, her favorite tropes and a series she thinks everyone should read.
Episode 287 – Reviews: Philip William Stover, Merry Farmer, Everina Maxwell, Slade James, Adam Silvera
This episode kicks off with some news. Jeff will host a live virtual event for Doylestown Bookshop with author Philip William Stover, Will started the 100 Stories 100 Day project, and Jeff will be re-releasing Love’s Opening Night.
The guys recommend some TV and movies they’ve recently enjoyed: new movie Breaking Fast, the Netflix series Gameboys, reality competition show Blown Away, and the documentary The Bee Gees: How to Mend a Broken Heart.
Jeff & Will also review The Beautiful Things Shoppe by Philip William Stover, Rendezvous in Paris by Merry Farmer, Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell, Grumpy Bear by Slade James, and Infinity Son by Adam Silvera.
Jeff talks to author Riley Hart about three of her books: Awkward Love, which is also the February Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection, Beautiful and Terrible Things, and the forthcoming Finding Ian. Riley shares her love of flawed characters, strong friend groups and found family as well as what got her started writing. She’s also got some book recommendations and details on what’s coming later this year.