Big Gay Fiction Podcast

Scary Good Books With Author Sara Dobie Bauer – BGFP episode 340

In the spirit of Halloween, Jeff and I talk about the terrific new TV series Chucky, which is based on the classic horror movie franchise and features a gay teen as its main character.

Jeff chats with author Sara Dobie Bauer about her new adult, rom-com, horror story This is Not A Horror Movie, which also happens to be this month’s Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection. We talk about where the characters of Emory and Connor came from, as well as all of the horror movie references Sara uses in the story. We also get details on Sara’s love of romance and horror, why it’s important to her to include mental health themes in her book, and what’s coming up next for her.

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Reviews and Recommendations – BGFP episode 339

Jeff and I preview 14 books that are coming before the end of October, including titles by Ariella Zoelle, Max Walker, Kai Butler, J.R. Gray, Edie Montreux, Roe Horvat, Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes, Keira Andrews, Alice Winters, E.M. Lindsey & Marina Vivancos, Merry Farmer, Noah Steele, Joanna Chambers & Sally Malcolm, and Lauren Blakely.

We also review books we’ve recently read: Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki, Head to Head by Eli Easton & Tara Lain, the historical short A Lord to Love by Sara Dobie Bauer, and Brook Street: Thief, Ava March’s start to an irresistibly sexy historical romance trilogy.

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Christmas Comes Early: An Interview With Author Roan Parrish – BGFP episode 338

To kick off the holiday season, Jeff and l welcome author Roan Parrish. The conversation starts with Christmas and Roan’s holiday romance The Lights on Knockbridge Lane. The book, the third in the Garnet Run series, is the first time an m/m romance has been a part of a Harlequin series line. Roan talks about the romance between Adam and Wes, writing about pets that aren’t cats and dogs, as well as writing her first ever ‘cute kid’ character.

Shifting gears to Halloween, we discuss Roan’s Audible Original Strange CompanyThis collection of creepy short stories includes a mix of old and new stories perfect for the season. Roan shares her love of Halloween and scary things, as well as the experience of working with her girlfriend, Timmi Meskers, who composed the music for the production.

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Busy Aint the Half of It – BGFP episode 337

Jeff and I are thrilled to present a conversation that took place between authors Frederick Smith, Chaz Lamar Cruz and Adriana Herrera. The event was part of the book tour for Frederick and Chaz’s book Busy Ain’t The Half Of It. Adriana talked with Fredrick and Chaz about the book and their co-writing experience, including how the process changed since the first book they wrote together. They also discussed reading and writing books with Black characters, the importance of diversity in books and media, and the impact Lil Nas X has had on music and pop culture.

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ALL the Books in October – BGFP episode 336

Jeff and I kick off the show with the announcement of the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for the month of October: This Is Not a Horror Movie by Sara Dobie Bauer.

We talk about four musicals they’ve watched recently: Diana on Netflix, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie on Amazon Prime, Come From Away on Apple, and Dear Evan Hansen at the movies.

Books coming in the first half of October are previewed (GAH so many AMAZING books!) including titles by Casey Cox, May Archer, Macy Blake, KD Casey, J.M. Dabney, Farhad J. Dadyburjor, Amiee Nicole Walker, and Briar Prescott. Jeff and I also review their recent reads: Under the Whispering Door by TJ KluneDrawing Lines by Jeris Jean, and Busy Ain’t the Half Of It by Frederick Smith & Chaz Lamar Cruz.

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Big Gay Fiction Book Club: Breaking Bonds by Ari McKay – BGFP episode 312

Jeff and I dive into the second book in the Walker Boys series from Ari McKay as we talk about Breaking Bonds, a charming, food-filled romance set at a rustic hotel. Can the resort owner and the big-time NYC chef find a way to make it work? 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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