The guys kick off the show talking about the Netflix series The Order. Jeff reviews A Gentleman Never Keeps Score by Cat Sebastian. Will reviews The Amorous Attorney by Frank W. Butterfield and I’ve Got This by Louisa Masters.
Jeff & Will talk to Louisa Masters about her new book I’ve Got This, the first in the Joy Universe series. Louisa tells all about the book’s origins, the fun she had developing the theme park and what’s coming next in the series. She also discusses Out of the Office, how she fell in love with romance and what else she’s working on.
Jeff reviews Criminal Past by Gregory Ashe and It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian.
Anne Hawley talks to the guys about her regency romance Restraint and what sparked her love of historicals and writing. Anne also talks about the Masterwork Experiment she’s worked on to analyze Brokeback Mountain and take those story beats to create a new story.
The guys also talk about the upcoming slate of Hallmark Channel Christmas movies featuring out actors. The movies The Hustle and A Simple Favor are discussed. Jeff reviews How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters. Will reviews The Unexpected Heiress by Frank W. Butterfield and Anticipating Temptation by Silvia Violet.
Jeff talks to Hailey Turner about the latest in her Soulbound series, A Crown of Iron and Silver, along with the origins of the series and her love of mythology. In addition, they discuss the Metahuman Files series, her origins as a writer and what’s still to come.
Jay from Joyfully Jay talks with Jeff about the blog’s Reading Challenge Month, which gives blog visitors the chance to discover some new books and win some big prizes. Jay also recommends books she’s been reading: Soul on Fire by Tal Bauer, Dealing in Death by L.J. Hayward and The Witchstone Amulet by Mason Thomas.
Jeff & Will talk about seeing In The Heights and praise the season finale of Pose. Will reviews the audio fiction podcast The Two Princes. Jeff reviews the Gay Future Podcast, another audio fiction show, and Pocketful of Stardust by J.P. Barnaby and Rowan Speedwell.
Frederick Smith and Chaz Lamar join Jeff to talk about their debut novel, In Case You Forgot. Frederick and Chaz share how they worked together on this first collaboration, the inspirations for Kenny and Zaire, favorite scenes in the book. They also share what they’re working on next.
Jeff & Will talk about their week at the Podcast Movement conference. They also discuss recent announcements about the new Love, Simon series on Disney+ as well as the potential Hollywood deal that Lucy Lennox and Sloane Kennedy revealed this week.
The guys talk summer TV with BH90210 and Grand Hotel. Will reviews Silvia Violet’s Anticipating Rejection while Jeff reviews King Slayer by Layla Reyne.
Lisa from The Novel Approach recommends some speculative fiction and romantic suspense, including Spellbound by Allie Therin, The Marked Prince by M.A. Grant and Triangulation by Gregory Ashe. She also mentions Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman, which she had recently begun.