Big Gay Fiction Podcast

The Steamy Stories of JC Calciano – BGFP episode 308

Jeff and I discuss the televised return to the ballrooms of Pose on FX and Legendary on HBO Max. They also look at the Pride issue of The Knot magazine featuring Jonathan Bennett and Jaymes Vaughn.

Author / Screenwriter / Director JC Calciano talks about Revenge of the Brobot, his latest book which continues his Steam Room Stories universe. In our fun and enlightening interview, we learn how Steam Room Stories got started a dozen years ago, the new Steamy Stories Podcast, and what got him started telling stories across multiple mediums.

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The Spring New Release and Review Episode – BGFP episode 307

Jeff and I talk about how happy we are to find m/m romance and LGBTQ+ YA books at their local Barnes & Noble and Target stores. They also discuss some comfort television, including HGTV’s feel-good renovation show, Bargain Block and Nick’s hilarious family puppet fantasy adventure, The Barbarian and the Troll.

We highlight some of the books we are looking forward to in May: A Husband for Hartwell by J.A. Rock and Lisa Henry, May the Best Man Win by ZR Ellor, The Guncle by Steven RowleyPlaying the Palace by Paul Rudnick, Hard Sell by Hudson Lin, and Just A Little Mischief by Merry Farmer.

Reviews wrap up the show as Jeff talks about Silent Knight  by Layla Reyne and Cinnamon Roll by Anna Zabo. I take a look at Temple by Avril Ashton.

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Authors Gregory Ashe and C.S. Poe on Their Unique Collaboration Style – BGFP episode 306

Jeff and I are pleased to announce that the May Big Gay Fiction Book Club Selection is Breaking Bonds by Ari McKay.

Authors Gregory Ashe and C.S. Poe join us to talk about their Auden & O’Callaghan Mystery series, including the latest in the series A Friend in the Fire. Greg and Carroll talk about how their collaboration began, the inspirations for Sam and Rufus, and what their writing process looks like. We also find out about the romance convention crossover between the Snow & Winterand Borealis booksas well as what’s coming next for both of them. Of course, we also get book recs, and Carroll recommends a very unexpected title.

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Big Gay Fiction book Club: Striking Sparks by Ari McKay – BGFP episode 305

This month, Jeff and I give you all the details about the charming, food-filled, small town romance Striking Sparks by Ari McKay. Our two heroes are competing against one another on a reality cooking show. Who will win best BBQ and will they fall in love in the process? As always, in our book club discussions there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven’t read the book yet.

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Behind the Scenes With Author Spencer Spears – BGFP episode 304

Before diving into this week’s author interview, Jeff and I talk about two streaming musicals we’ve recently enjoyed: The Last Five Years and [title of show]. 

Spencer Spears joins us to discuss his brand new series, Rebel Hearts, which is a spin off of the Murphy Brothers series. Spencer shares why he decided to continue writing about characters living on Summersea Island, and why he loves to write and read series. He also talks about writing three holiday stories in 2020, how he got started writing romance, and that a camboy romance is something he really wants to write.

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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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