Big Gay Fiction Podcast

Author Hudson Lin on the Power of HEAs for Everyone – BGFP episode 311

Jeff and I shout out the upcoming charity anthology Love Is All, which features several m/m authors (including Jeff) and benefits the National Center for Transgender Equality. Jeff discusses his experience of listening to audiobook narrator Kirt Graves record the Codename: Winger series for its release the summer.

I fill everybody in on Hudson Lin’s new book Hard Sell. Jeff interviews Lin, who gives us the scoop on the new book, and her plans for continuing the Jade Harbour Capital series. She also shares how she got started writing, her love of scenes involving food, and why romance is the best genre. We also learn about her World of Stories podcast and the Queers of Colour website.

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Collaborative Romance with Authors Eli Easton and Tara Lain – BGFP episode 310

Jeff and I shout out the new FX documentary series Pride.

After Jeff reviews Coaching the Nerdthe second book in Eli Easton and Tara Lain’s Nerds vs. Jocks series, he chats with Eli and Tara. This is the first time either author has collaborated, and they talk about how they came together, figured out what the Nerds vs. Jocks series would be, and the stories each of the three couples would have. They also discuss what’s coming up next, including more co-written books, and some of the difficulties working solo again. Plus, they share a book recommendations.

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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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