Jeff & Will kick off the show with an announcement about the Big Gay Fiction Book Club. They also share some answers they got to the question about owning physical books versus electronic copies, and talk about a recent marathon of boat movies they watched.
The guys preview thirteen books they’re looking forward to in February, including titles by Cait Nary, A.C. Everett, E.M. Lindsey, Garrett Leigh, Ella Frank, Phil Stamper, Penny Jessup, Jeris Jean, Stephanie Hoyt, Susan Scott Shelley & Chantal Mer, Kosoko Jackson, Kelly Fox, and Parker St. John.
Jeff also reviews Shades of Winter by E.M. Lindsey, Gaycation in Paradise by Ariella Zoelle, and Icebreaker by A.L. Graziadei.
Jeff & Will discuss the very sexy bad boy and virgin romance Bad Boy by Emma Alcott. As always, in our book club chat there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven’t read the book yet. Make sure you keep listening after our discussion for the first chapter from the audiobook, narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo.
Jeff & Will open the show talking about books they picked up at a recent library giveaway. That leads to a discussion about how they decide which books to have a physical copy of versus an electronic one.
The guys kick off a new, monthly feature where they recap episodes of the sexy, supernatural drama Dante’s Cove, which ran from 2005-2007 on Here TV. Of course, they start from the beginning with Season 1, Episode 1, an episode titled “In the Beginning.”
New York Times best selling author Lauren Blakely talks about The Best Men, which she co-wrote with USA Today best selling author Sarina Bowen. Lauren shares all the details on how she and Sarina came up with the ideas for this enemies-to-lovers romance, and how their writing process worked.
Lauren also discusses how she went from journalism to a romance writing career that spans 100 books. Of course, she also shares some book recommendations too, which leads to details about how she came to co-write with author KD Casey.
Jeff & Will welcome author Gabbi Grey to talk about her sunshine/grumpy, forced proximity romance Ginger Snapping All the Way. Gabbi shares how Ginger Snapping became her first full length novel, and how the characters of Maddox and Ravi found their way to the page. We also get details on the pets she writes into her books (including how Princess Sofia from Ginger Snapping is based on her dog), what’s coming up for her various pen names in 2022, and some great book recommendations.
First up they announce the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for January, the sexy bad boy and virgin romance that is appropriately titled Bad Boy by Emma Alcott.
The guys then discuss books they’re looking forward to in January, including titles by David Valdes, K.M. Neuhold & Mia Monroe, Susan Scott Shelley & Chantal Mer, Pandora Pine, Nora Phoenix, Cat Sebastian, A.L. Graziadei, Kiki Clark & E.M. Lindsey, Alexis Hall, A.M. Arthur, Merry Farmer, and the authors of the forthcoming Heart2Heart anthology.
Jeff also reviews some of his recent reads, The Best Men by Lauren Blakely & Sarina Bowen, Here’s to Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, and If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich.