Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 99 – GRL Blog Tour with Trina Lane, Joyfully Jay’s Reading Challenge Month & More
Jeff & Will kick off the show talking about the edits they worked on this week for both their co-written book, The Hockey Player’s Heart and Jeff’s second Codename: Winger book. Jeff also talked about the results he got using the transcription functions in Dragon Dictation software.
Jeff encouraged listeners to donate to Cycle for the Cause for this year.
Jay from Joyfully Jay talked with Jeff about the details for the blog’s Reading Challenge Month, which kicks off September 4. She also recommended books by E.J. Russell and Eden Winters. They guys also talked about the reading categories and how they might fill them.
Will highlighted the recently released books in the new Dreamspun Beyond line. Jeff reviewed the audio book of Martin Wilson’s We Now Return to Regular Life. He also talked about a couple summertime viewing options with ABC’s reboot of Battle of the Network Stars and CBS’s asteroid thriller with a pretty cast, Salvation.
Trina Lane stopped by as part of the 2017 GRL Blog Tour to talk about her upcoming release of An Imperfect Union as well as what she’s looking forward to at this year’s retreat.
They congratulate the winners who received a copy of Bru Baker’s audiobook of Tall, Dark & Deported and they provide a recap of the menage/poly recommendations that listeners provided.
The podcast has been nominated in the 12th Annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards. Jeff discusses this year’s Cycle for the Cause ride and asks for donations to support the LGBT Center’s critical HIV/AIDS programs. Listeners are also reminded about the RGRTransAwareEvent that continues at Rainbow Gold Reviews through August 27.
The guys discuss Amazon’s original series, The Last Tycoon before Will reviews Out of the Shadows, the latest book from K.C. Wells, who then joins them for an interview. K.C. talks about her books, plot bunnies, writing style and the place where two fans once discovered her while she was working on a book.
Bethany from Rainbow Gold Reviews is welcomed to the show and gives details on the RGR Trans Aware week that runs from August 14 through 27.
Jeff & Will both review Clare London’s Romancing the Ugly Duckling, which was performed by Joel Leslie. Then Jeff’s reviews Something Like Spring by Jay Bell and performed by Kevin R. Free. Turning to movies, they guys talk about the noir thriller Kiss Me, Kill Me and the documentary Dancer. Will continues the film discussion with Get Out and documentary Doomed.
Jeff interviews Alex Miska as part of the 2017 GRL Blog Tour. Alex talks about her Moore Romance series as well as what she’s looking forward to at GRL and what to expect from her later this year.
Jeff and Will kick things off by answering a question from a listener: what is your favorite menage/poly book? They also announce a giveaway, courtesy of Bru Baker, for an audiobook download of Tall, Dark & Deported.
Romance Awareness Month is celebrated with a look at some real life couples. Jeff & Will also talk about the short film, In a Heartbeat, which was released on July 31.
Jeff interviews Jay Bell about his Something Like… series, which now includes a film and a comic book adaptation of the first book, Something Like Summer. Jay talks about the book’s origins, how it became a series and how fans helped push Summer into new formats. Plus, with the series wrapping up, he discusses what’s coming next.
The guys open the show with the news that their first co-written novel is now under contract and The Hockey Player’s Heart is expected to be out as a Dreamspun Desire in early 2018. Jeff also talks about the edits he’s working on plus an update on his experiments with dictation.
Andrew Grey is congratulated for his accomplishment winning the RWA Centennial Award for publishing one hundred books.
Jeff also talks about the spiffy covers that Sarina Bowen has for the Thai editions of Him and Us. Will discusses Castlevania on Netflix.
Will reviews Tall, Dark and Deported by Bru Baker and Open Road by Garett Groves.
Garett is also interviewed by Jeff as part of the 2017 GRL Blog Tour. Garett discusses his new book, Clickbait, as well as what he’s looking forward to at GRL and why he gravitates to telling May/December romances. He also offers a giveaway for signed copies of his new book.
Will reviews Rainbow Sprinkles by Anna Martin, Lace by K.C. Wells and Satin also by K.C. Wells. Meanwhile Jeff talks about The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. The guys also talk about Spider-Man: Homecoming and Descendants 2. Jeff discusses his summertime TV watching with World of Dance and So You Think You Can Dance.
Jeff welcomes Bill Konigsberg to the show to discuss his spring release of Honestly Ben, a sequel to 2013’s Openly Straight. They talk about why Bill decided to do a sequel, some of the controversy that’s come up with the book and what Bill’s working on next.