The guys talk about Pose, the new FX series from Ryan Murphy that looks New York City’s ball culture in the late 80s. Netflix original film Alex Strangelove is also discussed. Jeff reviews the first two books in Layla Reyne’s Agents Irish & Whiskey Series, Single Malt and Cask Strength.
Jeff interviews Charlie David about his new anthology TV series Shadowlands, which is based on his short story collection. Charlie talks about adapting his stories for television, what it was like directing scripted television for the first time (including directing himself) and what projects are coming next for him. He’s also got a discount code for listeners to get 25% off of Shadowlands on Vimeo.
The guys congratulate recent giveaway winners: Dee, Theresa, Danielle and Christina who won Audible codes from episode 136 as well as Lisa, Heather and Rhonda who each won an ebook from Hans Hirschi in episode 137.
Jeff reviews The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune and Running with Lions by Julian Winters.
Jeff interviews debut author Julian Winters. They discuss Running with Lions along with how Julian was encouraged to write the book, his love of comic books and what’s coming next. Jeff’s also giving away a Kindle ebook of Running with Lions to one listener. To enter send an email to email@example.com with “Lions” in the subject line.
Adam Rippon is congratulated for his Dancing With the Stars win.
Jeff reviews the new anthology TV series from Charlie David, Shadowlands. The guys talk about Jason Gaffney’s new movie Analysis Paralysis as well as the new short film starring Ben Bauer, Something New. Jeff also reviews Off the Ice by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn with narration by Kirt Graves.
Jeff & Will interview Christa Tomlinson. She talks about her Cuffs, Collars, and Love series as well as the Champions of Desire series. The guys also get the lowdown on her roller derby past as well as discuss her recent blog post on the lack of diversity in gay romance. She’s also got a tremendous Champions of Desire prize pack to give away to one lucky listener.
Mark, Maureen and Katie are congratulated for winning the Keira Andrews giveaway from Episode 134. They guys also share the news that Tammy Middleton’s Autism Awareness Auction in April raised more than $2400.
Kendra is thanked for raising her pledge on Patreon.
The guys talk about Adam Rippon’s stint on Dancing with the Stars.
Will reviews Showing Him the Ropes by Christa Tomlinson. Together, Jeff & Will review Wilde Fire by Lucy Lennox. Jeff discusses Nothing Happened by Molly Booth and Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli.
Audiobook narrator Finn Sterling (aka Jess Hanks) stops by to talk about how he got into the business, what his favorite type of characters are to voice as well as the band he’s in. Along with Dreamspinner Press, he’s offering four listeners the chance to win an Audible code to get one of his books.
Lizzy, the winner of the Mary Calmes giveaway is congratulated. R.L. and James are welcomed as new patrons.
Jeff & Will talk about TV they’ve been watching with the Riverdale take on Carrie: The Musical, Good Girls and Champions. Will discusses To Walk Invisible, a documentary on the Bronte Sisters, and Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women.
Book reviews this week include Will’s take on Finding It by Devon McCormack & Riley Hart and Beyond the Sea by Keira Andrews. Meanwhile, Jeff looks at Keira’s Kidnapped by the Pirate.
Keira then joins the guys for an interview to talk about her latest, Test of Valor, as well as her origins in fanfic and what’s coming up next for her. Keira also has a giveaway for three listeners to win a copy of Valor on the Move, the first book in the Valor series.
Will reads a special letter to listeners regarding diversity in the gay romance genre.
Will reviews Bearly Legal by Kiki Burrelli. Jeff talks about the recent audiobook release of City Boy by A.E. Wasp and narrated by Michael Pauley.
Mary Calmes stops by to talk about her latest book, Twisted and Tied, as well as how she got started in gay romance, her writing process and what’s still to come this year. She’s also got an audiobook giveaway for listeners.