After opening the show with a review of Slippery Creatures by KJ Charles, Jeff interviews the author about the Will Darling Adventures, which recently concluded with the June release of Subtle Blood. KJ discusses the pulp influences in the trilogy, and how the characters of Will and Kim evolved for her over the course of the series. KJ also talks about how she started writing, the benefits of having been an editor for a publishing house, and what she’s working on next. Of course there are book recommendations as well.
Authors Kat and Agnes, the duo who are known as K.A. Merikan, have been together more than 15 years and produced many fan favorite books. We talked with them about the upcoming 11th and final book in their Guns n’ Boys saga, as well as about their trip into the Old West earlier this year with the Dig Two Graves duology. Kat and Agnes also talk about the Curse Bound series, how they met and got started writing, plus we get details on several books that are coming up next for them. Of course, we cap off the conversation with some book recommendations.
Author E.J. Russell joins us this week to talk about the interactive game that’s being made based on her novel Cutie and the Beast. We also discuss the stories she’s released this year that are part of shared universes, Playhouse Purgatory in The Magic Emporium and King’s Ex in Royal Powers II. We take a look at the historical Jeff & Will have fallen for, Silent Sin. E.J. has increased her audiobook production this year, working with narrators Joel Leslie and Greg Boudreaux, and she gives us the scoop on the audio coming our way. Of course we also get into how E.J. started writing and get a book recommendation.
Jeff & Will kick off the show talking about what they’ve been watching, with a mix of classic toys, incredible comedies, documentaries, 1970s variety specials, and musicals.
Next it’s a look at books they’re looking forward to this month, including titles from Annabeth Albert, Lauren Blakely, Jocelynn Drake, Charlie Novak, Mia Monroe, Lane Hayes, Geoffrey Knight, Jackie North, RJ Scott, and TJ Klune.
The show wraps up with reviews. Jeff looks at One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston, Heart Ripper by K.A. Merikan, and Punch Me Up to the Gods by Brian Broome. Will discusses Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee, May the Best Man Win by ZR Ellor, and Sunset Springs by Kacen Callender.
The guys welcome back Jay from Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach to talk about what they’ve been reading recently. They discuss books by Paul Rudnick, Maria Ingrande Mora, Kate Hawthorne, Jason June, Joanna Chambers and M.A. Grant. Plus, they each share a book they’re looking forward to in the coming months, including titles by Annabeth Albert and David R. Slayton.
Jeff & Will dive into the third book in the Walker Boys series from Ari McKay as they talk about Seeking Solace, a sweet and sexy vacation romance. As always, in our book club discussions there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven’t read the book yet.