Will reminds everyone that the first episode of the Big Gay Fiction Book Club, featuring Annabeth Albert’s Arctic Heat, will arrive on Tuesday, March 31. Jeff also updates everyone on the funds raised by the Romance for Literacy project.
Jeff talks about the new album Losing my Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream and then reviews Risk Taker, the latest in the Mixed Messages series by Lily Morton.
Jay from Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach recommend books from TJ Klune, E.M. Lindsey, Russ Thomas, Lucy Lennox, Jordan Castillo Price, Nora Phoenix and Sophie Gonzales.
Jeff reviews TJ Klune’s The House in the Cerulean Sea and the TJ joins Jeff for a discussion about Cerulean Sea, including the Wikipedia article that sparked the idea, the story’s unique setting, the children that populate the orphanage and the message he hopes the book conveys. They also talk about the May release of The Extraordinaries and the August wrap up of the Green Creek series.
Jeff talks about the cover reveal for his forthcoming book, Keeping Kyle. He also highlights a new fundraiser for Pro Literacy. The guys also recap their recent TV watching including Netflix’s Toy Boy, Freeform’s Good Trouble and the CW’s Katy Keene.
Jeff reviews Xio Axelrod’s Frankie and Johnny: Let the Music Play. Then it’s a K.M. Nuehold double feature as Will reviews Caulky and Jeff looks at Rocket Science.
Tammy Middleton, who writes as TM Smith, shares the upcoming re-release of Gay for Pay, under the new series title Stories from the Sound. She discusses the works she’s done not only on Gay for Pay but the rest of the series along with news of two brand new books to come. She also has details on her new Chaos Magician series.
The guys have an extended conversation with Frank W. Butterfield who talks about his universe of more than 50 books that began with A Nick Williams Mystery series and continues with The Adventures of Nick & Carter, Daytona Beach Books and The Romantical Adventures of Whit & Eddie. Frank talks about the origin of Nick Williams, the research he does to get the history of the books right and the 20-book 2020 series A Nick & Carter Holiday.
Jeff & Will are live from the Coastal Magic Convention! They open the show talking about a new Kickstarter campaign from Suzanne Brockmann and Jason T. Gaffney. They also discuss the Freeform film The Thing About Harry and the new CW series Katy Keene. They also reveal the highlights from their weekend at Coastal Magic.
Xio Axelrod talks to Jeff about her Frankie & Johnny books as well as Alt Er Love. Her musical background and love of the Norwegian show Skam are discussed as is how she got into writing romance. Jeff also finds out what’s coming up next for her.
Jeff & Will congratulate Adriana Herrera and the other winners of The Ripped Bodice Awards for Excellence in Romantic Fiction for 2019. They also discuss audio fiction podcast The Two Princes becoming an animated show and thank Kendra for sending some beautiful artwork.
Jeff reviews Brent Hartinger’s The Otto Digmore Decision and Will reviews The Good, the Bad and the Dad by Jaxon Knight.
Jamie Sands joins us to talk about the Fairyland Romance series they write as Jaxon Knight and His Piratical Harem as Drake LaMarque. Jamie gives us the scoop on both series and what’s coming up in them. We also hear how they got their start writing and what brought them to m/m romance.