Episodes

Episode 130 – Markie & Jessica from Top To BOTM Podcast Interview, Book Reviews & MisCast

Jeff & Will discuss their second viewing of Love, Simon.

Their co-written book, The Hockey Player’s Heart, is now available as an audiobook performed by Finn Sterling. They’ve got a giveaway on the shownotes page for a lucky listener to win an Audible code for the book.

The guys will be at the upcoming L.A. Times Festival of Books on April 21 and 22. They’ll be doing a signing for their books and other fun stuff during that weekend.

In other news this week, Changing on the Fly: The Second Period charity anthology will disappear soon as the NHL season wraps up on April 7. Tammy Middleton’s Autism Awareness Month Auction is underway with lots of great items for authors and readers to bid on. It’s also Love Bytes Reviews Fifth Anniversary and Dani and her team have a ton of great giveaways planned to celebrate.

Jeff reviews the YA novel History is All You Left Me by Adam Sllvera, while Will reviews the romantic comedy Creating Clark by Jason T. Gaffney & Ed Gaffney. They also discuss some performances from MCC Theatre’s recent MisCast fundraiser.

Jessica & Markie from the Top to BOTM Podcast stop by to talk about their show, their reading influence and their love of the gay romance genre.

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Episode 129 – Jay from Joyfully Jay Previews Theme Week, Plus Bunnies, Silk & Wildes

Jeff & Will have completed their move and have news about Love, Simon, TJ Klune’s new YA trilogy, Romance Writer’s of America awards and Eastsiders.

New patrons Jennifer, Lita, Olivia, Jules and LizaStar are welcomed.

Will reviews books from K.C. Wells and A.R. Barley while Jeff has one from Lucy Lennox. The film Every Day and the new NBC series Rise are also discussed.

Jay from Joyfully Jay stops by to preview the site’s upcoming paranormal theme week, which begins April 9. She also recommends books by Lily Maxton, Morgan Brice and Lisa Henry & J.A. Rock. She also gives a shout out to Love, Simon.

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Episode 128 – Becky Albertalli Returns: More “Simon” Talk Plus “Upside” and “Leah”

Jeff & Will wish everyone a happy spring (or fall) this week.

Will reviews Game Point by M.J. O’Shea.

Jeff and Becky Albertalli continue their interview. Finishing up the discussion of Love, Simon they talk about the importance of a gay teen at the center of a big studio movie and her cameo. They also discuss books, including last year’s The Upside of Unrequited as well as the forthcoming Leah on the Offbeat.

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Jeff & WIll’s review of Love, Simon is a BGFP Bonus!

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Episode 127 – Becky Albertalli Discusses “Love, Simon”

Jeff & Will are on the movie this week. That doesn’t stop them from bringing you the very best in gay fiction. Jeff reviews the audiobook of Jack of Thorns by Amelia Faulkner and narrated by Joel Leslie. The guys also discuss the YouTube Red original series Step Up: High Water, a spin off of the Step Up movie franchise.

Jeff interviews Becky Albertalli, author of the best selling book Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda which hits the big screen this week under the title Love, Simon. Jeff and Becky talk extensively about the book’s journey to the screen, including why the title changed, which actor came up with a new scene that Becky loves, and Oreos!

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Episode 126 – Brandilyn Recommends Rick Riordan, “Tom of Finland” Bio Pic

Jeff & Will give a shout out to Pucks & Percentages, the new m/m hockey romance serial from V.L. Locey and RJ Scott. They also look at the horrible author payout Audible made after the first quarter of the Audible Romance Package.

WIll reviews The Bunny and the Billionaire by Louisa Masters. The guys review Tom of Finland, the amazing biopic about the famed Finnish artist.

Brandilyn and Jeff discuss the Young Adult works of Rick Riordan, which includes the Percy Jackson series, and in particular, the inclusive universe Riordan has created for LGBTQ+ characters.

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Episode 125 – Poppy Dennison Introduces the “Bartlett Boys,” Book Review, Book2Pod & More

Jeff & Will start off with updates from the past week.

They give a birthday shout out to The Ripped Bodice bookstore, which celebrates its second anniversary on Sunday, March 4.

The Book2Pod service is discussed further, including some listener feedback from last week’s sample. Book2Pod’s Nigel, the British narrator, provided the intro for this week’s show.

New patron Liz is welcomed.

Jeff reviews The Sumage Solution by G.L. Carriger and narrated by Kirt Graves. The guys review of The Fireman’s Pole by Sue Brown with narration by Finn Sterling.

Poppy Dennison chats about her new Bartlett Boys series as well as the forthcoming re-launch of Coconut Grove, which she co-writes with M.J. O’Shea. She also talks about her entry in the Heart2Heart charity anthology.

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