Big Gay Fiction Podcast

Heart2Heart Anthology – BGFP episode 248

Jeff and I announce that the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for July is… Mr. Frosty Pants by Leta Blake.

Continuing the Christmas in July theme, Jeff and I review the sweet holiday romance Love Happens Anyway by RJ Scott. Jeff also reviews Sticky Fingers by Davidson King.

Jeff is joined by Leslie Copeland, Pandora Pine and Piper Scott to talk about the fourth edition of the Heart2Heart Charity Anthology. Leslie has the scoop on the origin of the popular series and how it took a paranormal twist for the first time. Pandora, Piper and Jeff talk about their stories and what it was like working with the prompts from readers. Pandora and Piper also have details on what’s coming up next for them.

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Infinite Noise – BGFP episode 247

The June Big Gay Fiction Book Club episode, featuring Heartache and Hoofbeats by Maz Maddox premieres on Tuesday June 30, so be sure to check that out! We talk about the upcoming release of Heart2Heart Anthology Volume 4, featuring 18 authors including Jeff and myself.

The Netflix premieres of the documentary Disclosure and season two of The Politician are discussed along with Pose-A-Thon, a pride celebration from the cast and crew of Pose. Jeff reviews Finding Joy by Adriana Herrera.

Lauren Shippen talks with Jeff about the podcasts and novels that make up The Bright Sessions universe. They discuss the origins of the original audio drama podcast as well as how the show spun off additional shows and most recently novels. Lauren also shares a special reading from The Infinite Noise, the first Bright Sessions novel, and what Pride means to her.

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Julian Winters, Kirt Graves, Silvia Violet, Markie & Jess – BGFP Pride Month Bonus episodes

Author Silvia Violet talks about her new series, The Marchesi Family, and reads from the first book, Lucien.

For his second segment for Pride month, Kirt Graves shares his latest collaboration with Jay Bell with Kamikaze Boys. Kirt also discusses what it means to him to have given voice to so many LGBTQ characters.

Author Julian Winters discusses and reads from his forthcoming young adult book The Summer of Everything. He also tells us what Pride means to him.

We miss the Top to BOTM Podcast so we wanted to bring best friends Markie and Jess to our show to celebrate Pride month. They recommend some of their favorite m/m romances for our Pride month reading list plus they share what Pride means to them.

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Sarah Wendell, Rick R. Reed, Joel Leslie, B.A. Tortuga and Julia Talbot – BGFP Pride Month Bonus episodes

Blogger and podcaster Sarah Wendell, along with a very special guest, share some Pride month reading recommendations. We also hear about what Pride means to these two. This episode can be found here.

Author Rick R. Reed joins us to read from Blue Umbrella Sky, a book that was a finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award in the gay romance category. Click here to check out the episode.

Audiobook narrator Joel Leslie shares the work he did as one-half of the narrating team on Bill Konigsberg’s The Music of What Happens (which he did under the name Joel Froomkin). You also hear about what Pride means to him at this episode link.

Authors and wives BA Tortuga and Julia Talbot also join us. Julia reads from Catching Heir and then BA reads from Cowboy’s Law. Both share moving stories about what Pride means to them. You can find the episode here. 

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Aqualad Reimagined – BGFP episode 244

We start this week’s episode with a shout out to the Pride Month programming from our friends at the Regency romance podcast Tea & Strumpets. Jeff unveils our new partnership with audiobook retailer

We talk about TV and movies we’ve been watching, including Prideland from PBS Voices, Mélange from Logo and the Netflix film The Half of It. Jeff reviews the new graphic novel from DC Comics, You Brought Me The Oceanby author Alex Sanchez and illustrator Jul’ Maroh.

Alex and Jul’ join Jeff to talk about their collaboration on You Brought Me the Ocean, including how they came to the project and what they hope readers take away from this reboot of Aqualad’s origin story. Alex and Jul’ also talk about the anniversaries of their trailblazing works: Jul’s Blue Is the Warmest Color, celebrating 10 years in 2020and Alex’s Rainbow Boys, celebrating 20 years in 2021.

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TJ Klune, Kirt Graves and Adriana Herrera – BGFP Pride Month Bonus episodes


Author TJ Klune talks about his debut young adult novel The Extraordinaries and shares the world premiere first listen for the audiobook narrated by Michael Lesley. TJ also shares what Pride means to him. The link to this episode can be found here.

Narrator Kirt Graves discusses the work he did narrating Lynn Van Dorn’s Now You See Me. To listen to this episode, click here.

Author Adriana Herrera discusses her upcoming book, Finding Joy, and reads an excerpt from it. She also shares what Pride means to her. To listen, click here.