As 2019 closes out, we look back at the top podcast episodes from this year. Of course, we also talk about favorite books! Jay from Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach talk with Jeff about their top picks and then Jeff gives his list.
Jeff reviews the new movie, Cats. The guys talk about the Netflix original film Let it Snow. The final holiday books of the season are reviewed as Will discusses Daryl Banner’s Making the Naughty List while Jeff looks at Mangoes and Mistletoe by Adriana Herrera.
Coastal Magic Convention Featured Author Z.A. Maxfield talks to Jeff about the upcoming installment in her Brothers Grime series as well as the sequel to Home the Hard Way. They also talk about her story in the Footsteps in the Dark anthology as well as what else she’s got planned for 2020.
The new segment Romance Revisited is unveiled and Jeff briefly talks about three holiday stories among the re-releases now available.
It’s all about holiday books this week as Will reviews Mr. Right Now by Annabeth Albert and He’s Behind You by Clare London. Jeff reviews A Royal Christmas Cruise by Max Walker and The Christmas Dragon’s Mate by Silvia Violet.
A E Ryecart joins Jeff and Will to talk about her holiday stories A Christmas Wedding and The Boss of Christmas Present. She also talks with the guys about her other series, how she got started in writing and what led her to gay romance as well as where she might be headed in 2020.
This week we present a conversation Jeff had at GRL 2019 with wives, authors and all-around creatives BA Tortuga and Julia Talbot. They discuss how they met and started writing together, the publishing company they once formed with friends and how they published some of the first books that make up the gay romance genre we know today. We also find out how the question “what if” is the foundation for so many of their projects as well as what they’ve released for this holiday season.
Jeff reviews the third book in Layla Reyne’s Fog City series, A New Empire.
Gregory Ashe, Layla Reyne and L.A. Witt join Jeff for a discussion about romantic suspense. The authors talk about why it’s a genre they love to write, how they mix the suspense and romance and what they think makes a good book in the genre. Along the way, each of them reveal some facts about their stories that surprised Jeff. They also tell fans what they can expect in 2020.
The EastSiders season 4 trailer is shared and Will talks about the new Flowers in the Attic Blu-Ray edition. Books reviewed this week include American Love Story by Adriana Herrera, A Christmas Wedding by A.E. Ryecart and the first two books in Charlie Cochet’s North Pole City Tales series.
Charlie Cochet also talks about the re-release of North Pole City Tales and the THIRDS series as well as a new installment of the Paranormal Princes series that is coming soon. Charlie is a Featured Author at the 2020 Coastal Magic Convention and she discusses what she loves about attending that con.