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.
Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 93 – GRL Blog Tour with Christina Pilz, Joyfully Jay Recommends “Heart of the Steal,” OutFest & More
New Patron Heather is thanked.
Christina Pilz chats with Jeff as part of the 2017 GRL Blog Tour. She talks about her series of historical m/m romances and offers up a giveaway.
Will reviews All In by Ava Drake. The guys also let people know that the new Dreamspun Beyond series is now taking subscription orders on the Dreamspinner site. Jeff reviews the audiobook of Marshall Thornton’s Femme, which is performed by Joel Leslie, as well as the ebook of TJ Klune’s Olive Juice.
Jeff & Will discuss the screenings they attended while in L.A. First up, the Broadway revival of Falsettos followed by the OutFest presentations of Something Like Summer and EastSiders Season 3: Go West.
Joyfully Jay recommends books by Avon Gale & Roan Parrish, Tal Bauer, KJ Charles and Annabeth Albert and tells of the SPECTR tour she took in Charleston.
Jeff let people know that the recent Broadway revival of Falsettos is screening in select movie theaters in the coming week and encouraged everyone to check that out. Jeff & Will are also attending OutFest screenings for Something Like Summer and Eastsiders on Saturday, July 15. Any listeners attending are encouraged to say hello. There may also be some Facebook content from that trip too so listeners should look for that on Saturday.
New patrons Kendra and C.J. were thanked.
Jeff recommended the Broadway cast recording of Come From Away. He also reviewed books Stage Two by Ariel Tachna and Point Shot Trilogy by V.L. Locey. Will reviewed The Lawerence Browne Affair by Cat Sebastian.
Then Cat joins the show to talk about her latest, The Ruin of a Rake, why she writes regency romance and what’s coming up next for her.