Big Gay Fiction Podcast

Small Town Romance with Philip William Stover – BGFP episode 293

Jeff talks about two things he’s been into recently: The 25th Anniversary celebration for the musical Rent, and Queen Latifah in the reboot of The Equalizer. I mention some TV shows we love that are returning this spring.

In February, Jeff hosted a conversation with Philip William Stover for Doylestown Bookshop in Doylestown, PA. Philip discusses the Seasons of the New Hope series, which is set a few miles from Doylestown, and the new book The Beautiful Things Shoppe. Philip shares why he set the series in New Hope and his connection to the town, and what he would sell if he had a store like The Beautiful Things Shoppe. He also has some book recommendations.

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Talking with Author Joshua Ian/Lawrence Hill – BGFP episode 292

Jeff and I start the show with congratulations going out to TJ Klune and V.E. Schwab for the nominations their books received in the 26th Annual Audie Awards.

Joshua Ian is here with the scoop on Manchester Lake, the latest book in the Darkly Enchanted Romance series. Joshua discusses why he loves gothic romance and what draws him to the Edwardian era. In addition, he talks about his contemporary romance alter ego Lawrence I. Hill, how he got started writing, and authors that have inspired him. Plus, Joshua shares a couple of book recommendations.

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Quick Review: Misdeeds by Silvia Violet

Misdeeds by Silvia Violet

In need of an escape for a few days, Ainsley attempts to make the drive up to his friend’s place in the mountains but gets lost when a snowstorm hits. He comes across a remote cabin and goes in looking for help.

Oran doesn’t trust his unexpected visitor at first. But it soon becomes clear that the good-looking city boy really is just lost. He can’t go back out in the bad weather. He’ll have to stay the night, so Oran offers his bed… but only if he is willing to pay the price.

Ainsley would do just about anything the sexy mountain man asks, good thing he likes taking orders, and Oran likes giving them. After a deeply satisfying rough and tumble night together, Ainsley awakens to the delicious aromas of a hearty breakfast. After eating, they give in to their desires again in front of the fire.

Their sexual chemistry is undeniable, and they find they like each other’s company so much that Ainsley stays for the remainder of his vacation. But when it’s time for him to head home, an injury, paired with a mysterious phone call, forces them to have an honest conversation about Oran’s past and what each of them want for the future.

A cozy mountain cabin, an irresistible mountain man, a precocious pup named Brute – Misdeeds has got it all, including some seriously scorching hot love scenes. Nobody writes emotional sex, with just a hint of kink, quite like Silvia Violet. Oran likes to be in charge and Ainsley is more than willing to give his dominant lover anything he wants.

This short novella is a great introduction to the author’s Vigilance series.

Misdeeds is available in both ebook and audiobook formats.



Best-Selling Author Adam Silvera – BGFP episode 291

Jeff and I are happy to announce that the March Big Gay Fiction Book Club Selection is N.R. Walker’s Throwing Hearts. It’s got pottery, cute seniors, and lots of romance – we think you’re gonna love it. We also talk about the upcoming Rainbow Space Magic virtual con.

Adam Silvera joins Jeff to talk about the Infinity Cycle series, and the new book Infinity Reaper. Adam discusses how the books have evolved from outline to finished story and that after publishing four contemporary young adult books, writing urban fantasy was actually a return to his roots. He also shares a few details about the forthcoming book sequel to What If It’s Us, the book he co-wrote with Becky Albertalli. Adam offers a book recommendation too.

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Big Gay Fiction Bookclub: Awkward Love by Riley Hart – BGFP episode 290

Jeff and I talk about the incredible new adult, contemporary romance Awkward Love by Riley Hart. A bachelor auction and a stubborn case of virginity lead to a sexy love match in this remarkably sweet and funny read. As always, in this deep dive discussion there are spoilers ahead.

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Busy UK Author Garrett Leigh – BGFP episode 288

Garrett Leigh joins us to talk about her newest books. This week Unforgottena second chance, roommates to lovers story, is being released and Garrett shares how the story of Billy and Gus came to be. We also talk about her involvement with the Vino & Veritas series and her book Heartscape that comes out in March. The book Redemption is also getting some sequels later this year and she’ll discuss what brought her back to that story. Plus we find out what started her writing, her favorite tropes and a series she thinks everyone should read.

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