Author Anna Zabo Brings Sweet Kink to the ‘Bold Brew’ Series – BGFP episode 303

Spring awards season has arrived. Jeff and I want to congratulate the finalists of the Romance Writers of America Vivian Award, including two authors of m/m romance who’ve written some of our favorite books from the last couple of years, LaQuette for Under His Protection and Philip William Stover for There Galapagos My Heart.

Author Anna Zabo joins us to talk about Cinnamon Roll, their installment in the Bold Brew shared universe series. Zabo shares the origins of characters Max and Tom and how they wanted to write a BDSM story that was full of kindness. They also share what’s coming up for them later this year, including some much anticipated sequels. Plus they have a book recommendation.

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What We’ve Been Reading Recently – BGFP episode 302

Jeff and I kick things off this week with a discussion of some movies we’ve watched recently. We really loved the HBO documentaryTina, the comedy Late Night starring Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson, the kick-ass Amy Poehler-directed Moxie, and documentary The Last Blockbuster.

We also have a few book reviews, including Infinity Reaper by Adam Silvera, The Gentleman and the Lamplighter by Summer Devon, A Friend in the Dark by Gregory Ashe & C.S. Poe, Bridesmates by Sydney Smyth, and Schooling the Jock by Eli Easton & Tara Lain.

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Debut YA Author Robbie Couch – BGFP episode 301

Robbie Couch talks with Jeff about his debut young adult novel, The Sky Blues. Robbie shares the inspiration for main character Sky, Sky’s friends, and the fictional Michigan town where this rom-com / mystery story takes place. We also find out Robbie’s author origin story, what’s coming next, and there’s also a book recommendation.

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Debut Sci-fi Author Everina Maxwell – BGFP episode 300

Jeff and I celebrate 300 episodes of the podcast and make a big announcement about the show’s future (hmmmm… whatever could it be?). We also discuss how we’re thrilled by the return of The Great Pottery Throwdown to HBO Max, and the queer representation in season 4.

Jeff talks with debut author Everina Maxwell about her sci-fi adventure romance Winter’s Orbit. They discuss Everina’s inspiration for Prince Kiem and Count Jainan as well as how Everina balanced the romance, sci-fi, and suspense elements. She also talks about the story’s earlier incarnation on Archive of Their Own, what got her started as a writer, and what’s still to come. Everina also has a book recommendation.

Remember, you can listen and follow the podcast anytime at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Spring Book Releases to Get Excited About – BGFP episode 299

The Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for the month of April is announced: Striking Sparks by Ari McKay.

Jeff and I also share the news of a new online book convention called IQARUS as well as a great new fiction podcast from JC Calciano, Steamy Stories.

We discuss books we’re looking forward to in April, including titles by Rebecca James, Annabelle Greene, Jaxon Knight, and Kris Ripper along with two anthologies, Taking a Chance and Fables Retold. Jeff also reviews The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch and I talk about my re-read of Served Hot by Annabeth Albert.

Remember, you can listen and follow the podcast anytime at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Spring Book Recommendations – BGFP episode 298

Jeff and I celebrate some early Christmas cheer as we discuss the recently announced Netflix gay romance holiday movie featuring Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, and Luke McFarlane.

Jay from the Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach share some of their favorite books from the past few months, including titles by Tal Bauer, Con Riley, KJ Charles, C.S. Poe, Kat Silver and Jordan L. Hawk. They also shout out books from Layla Reyne and Jenn Burke that they are looking forward to.

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