Big Gay Fiction Podcast

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.

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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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Big Gay Fiction Book Club: Throwing Hearts by N.R. Walker – BGFP episode 297

Before kicking off this months Book Club episode, Jeff and I take a moment to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Big Gay Fiction Book Club! One whole year!  This month, we take a deep dive into the charming, pottery-themed romance Throwing Hearts by N.R. Walker. Seriously, it’s so sweet, so kind, so totally perfect, I think you’re gonna love it. As always, in our book club discussions there are spoilers ahead.

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Sublime Romance Fiction with Author N.R. Walker – BGFP episode 296

A big congratulations goes out to the authors who are finalists in the gay romance category for the 2021 Lambda Literary Awards: Adriana Herrera, Lance Ringel, Felice Stevens, Erin Colleen McRae & Racheline Maltese, and Cat Sebastian. Special kudos to podcast guest L.C. Rosen for his finalist nod in the LGBTQ Young Adult category.

N.R. Walker joins us to talk about her latest book, Bossy. In addition, we discuss Throwing Hearts, which is this month’s Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection, and the continuation of her Imago series that was released earlier this year. She also shares how characters come to her, and the occasionally surprising results. The discussion wraps up with some book recommendations.

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Review Roundup: Contemporaries, Historicals, and Sexy Robots! – BGFP episode 295

In this episode full of reviews, Jeff looks at the first two books in the Vino & Veritas series, Featherbed by Annabeth Albert and Heartscape by Garrett Leigh. He also talks about the romantic comedy Revenge of the Brobot by JC Calciano. I have two terrific historical novellas to review, Ava March’s Object of His Desire (and it’s sexy short story follow-up, Pleasures of Somerville Park) plus Eden Blake’s One Good Lord Deserves Another.

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Reviews of Our Favorite Recent Reads – BGFP episode 294

Jeff and I discuss two recent series on HBO Max that we’ve enjoyed: the AIDS drama It’s a Sin and the high school dramedy Generation.

Jeff reviews Layla Reyne’s latest romantic suspense title Queen’s Ransom as well as Eden Finley & Saxon James’s jock/nerd romance Power Plays & Straight A’s. I review the wonderfully sexy, friends-to-lovers novella Caught Looking by Adriana Herrera and the delightful second chance romance Deja Vu by Lawrence I. Hill.

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