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Romance Out Loud

Gay romance author Kris Cook and pop culture aficionado Chadrick Douglas bring you lively conversations about about gay men, lesbian women, bisexual and transgendered people falling in and out of love. Explore the world of books, movies, music, television and so much more through big gay colored glasses. You'll also hear interviews with authors, entertainers and other fascinating people more than happy to share their passions, desires, fears and funny moments with you! Come join us and explore all things romantic and gay ... even if you're neither!
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Kris Cook and Chadrick DouglasGay romance author Kris Cook and pop culture aficionado Chadrick Douglas bring you lively conversations about about gay men, lesbian women, bisexual and transgendered people falling in and out of love. Explore the world of books, movies, music, television and so much more through big gay colored glasses. You'll also hear interviews with authors, entertainers and other fascinating people more than happy to share their passions, desires, fears and funny moments with you!  Come join us and explore all things romantic and gay ... even if you're neither!

Feb 26, 2016

Kris and Chadrick go into the world of books, talking about their favorites and what types of reading keeps them wanting more.  As an author, Kris gives insight into his preferred types of genres and what his favorite authors are doing.  Oh ... Both hosts promise to make a "Book Club" episode each month.  Yep, another promise!

Feb 19, 2016

Valentine's Day has come and gone.  Chadrick and Kris talk about how their special day went.  Apparently Chadrick's must have gone better because Kris' guest on this show is none other than his husband Stephen!  Was it payback for something he forgot to do?  Have some deviled eggs and join the show.  You might find out what Chadrick's foulest of party fouls is.

Feb 12, 2016

The 50th Super Bowl event has come and gone but the memory is more about the half-time show than the game's outcome.  Beyonce, Coldplay and Bruno Mars all shone on the stage in an explosion of color and everything-tude.  And what a rainbow it was --enough to piss off a bunch of people over it being "too gay" or "too this" or "too that."  Too bad say Chadrick and Kris.

It's also coming up on Valentine's Day but Chadrick is not impressed.  You see, this "made up day" forces people to serve up romance in a can and be done with it, according to the show's host. Why not love someone every day?  You're right!  Why is that?

Feb 5, 2016

Chadrick has a nose for all things political and Kris just has a nose for running... as in he has a cold.  But like a good sport, he soldiers on with the show only to be bested by his other self as Chadrick pulls a bait and switch ... or is that Swift? 

Jan 29, 2016

The season's chills grip much of the nation but there's nothing that can melt a winter's frost more than the soothing voices of Kris and Chadrick, right? [queue record scratch ...]

Actually, we prefer the sounds of youthful, talented Keith London!  The former American Idol contestant had a conversation with Chadrick about what it was like being judged, by celebrity judges on the stage, and viewers across the country, especially when he decided to do something unique on the show.  Today, Keith is touring, doing what he loves best and we wish him the very best of luck for a successful career!

 

Jan 22, 2016

Chadrick is involved in a car chase, which he started, but it wasn't his fault, really.  Like a thorn in his side -- or through his windshield -- other drivers bring out  the seldom-seen MADrick Douglas and you'd better get out of his way!  Find out what he has in common with a Chihuahua.

Speaking of dogs, best-selling guest author Georgia Beers chats with Kris about her Puppy Love series of books, and her latest creation, "Rescued Heart."  

Jan 15, 2016

Two rules some writers live by: Drink lots of coffee; Write drunk, edit sober.... much like some of us write our greeting cards.  But authors are a special breed and balancing personal and professional lives can be a special challenge when you have to give life to the people in your head as well.  Author Cambria Hebert is terrific at it and she speaks to Kris about her #(hashtag) series of books, the most recent of which features a gay romance many fans are glad finally happens!

Chadrick is not in the best mood now that the January doldrums are upon him, but he does find enough energy to ask Kris about spanking.  Sing it with us: "No whips, no chains, no wooden spoons, not a single fantasy ..."  Oh, and don't tell Trisha, but Garth Brooks and Cambria's mother got together one night.

Jan 8, 2016

Kris and Chadrick welcome you to the REAL show of 2016 since they had you believe they were actually recording on New Year's Day and that's ... oh, never mind!

Chadrick kicks the door shut on 2015 and is all partied out.  But he still finds time to give advice to everyone about what to include in YOUR next party.  The hosts talk about the war against the government by some self-proclaimed patriots who have taken over a bird sanctuary; how being gay is becoming so mainstream, old gay neighborhoods are changing; and how binge eating during the holidays turns to binge watching shows as soon as the new year kicks in.  We also find out why Chadrick could never run for President.

Jan 2, 2016

It's 2016 and Romance Out Loud rings it in by skipping a day.  Yep we're a day late but you really didn't think we'd do an episode drunk did you?  Hung over is much more classy!

Kris and Chadrick review 2015, talk men's underwear and all things that meant something during the past year.

 

Dec 25, 2015

Chadrick admits that sometimes his parties stink and one Christmas gift could have helped this year.  But (hee hee) now the toilet humor door is busted open and somehow the two can’t seem to get out of the bathroom talk.  Just be thankful you’re not getting gifts from either of the two.  You’ll pray to get incense, frankincense and myrrh forever after this chat.

Oh, and Kris comes out of the author closet.  

Happy Holidays to all celebrating. To those not, go find something to celebrate and we’ll see you next time!

 

Dec 18, 2015

Kris Cook is off again and so the show goes off the rails ... again.  Chadrick substitutes Kris with the author's own mother and tries to make her blush.  He's still trying as Mama Lana holds her own to talk about what a great little angel of an author she has -- an angel whose big head took over 3 hours to get through her nether regions to come into this world.  We didn't ask.  Chadrick did. 

Dec 11, 2015

The time is getting near.  Chadrick's holiday festivities are well underway but all that good cheer will turn into anguish if you don't heed one simple warning from Chadrick.  

Kris welcomes Denise Milano-Sprung, a friend of the show who co-hosts a blog called Shh, Mom’s Reading (shhmoms.com) which is described as "a book blog run by two Moms who find their sanity in books."  Yup, moms read gay romance too!

Denise also has another passion. She is an advocate for mental health.  A touching, personal event changed her life and now Denise is out to honor a loved one and remove the stigma that burdens others with mental health issues.

 

 

 

Dec 4, 2015

Kris chats with Rocco Paone (R. Paone to his fans), a new author to the gay romance scene who Kris met through the Romance Out Loud Facebook page!  Rocco is crafting several books about gay romantic experiences under his Only If series.  He's put a little of his own experiences into his books and mixes in some intrigue and sexual passion to come up with some great reads.

For Chadrick, it’s more like what if? as he goes down a very dark and perverted universe where characters in old sitcoms get it on.  The question shouldn’t be what if? but WTF?

Nov 27, 2015

Kris and Chadrick follow up their Thanksgiving holiday with more talk about food.  Ugh, we know.  Yet barely food comatose, they trudge along to rattle off their views on Black Friday, the legendary day after Thanksgiving when holiday shoppers become wild boars for the TV cameras and we holier-than-thou observers turn our noses up and denounce such atrocious displays of savagery -- because we shop online for the same crap.

Roni Coghill chats with Kris about being a lesbian mom of not just 6 kids, but 6 adopted kids, from foreign lands, as young adults.  Way to go woman!  The "L" word here is love.

Nov 19, 2015

Kris and Chadrick talk turkey as the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving approaches.  But first, Chadrick swears he can live in Alaska ... as long as he's bundled up like a body in a rug after a mafia hit.  OK he didn't put it THAT way, but he's feeling the chills!

Chadrick welcomes a special guest, Robert L. Camina.  Robert is a filmmaker, writer and director who's in Dallas for the screening of his latest documentary film, Upstairs Inferno.  The film is narrated by our previous guest, author and New Orleans native, Christopher Rice.  

The film deals with the aftermath of a fire at a gay bar in 1973 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  It was deliberately set and took the lives of over 30 people, but was largely under-reported and under-investigated.  Upstairs Inferno looks at the largest mass murder of gay people in U.S. history from the perspective of survivors and others who lost loved ones on that fateful day.  This was a date in LGBT history that has sadly been forgotten and hardly ever told -- until now.

Nov 13, 2015

Kris laments a recent LGBT rights setback at the ballot box, while speaking of politics, Chadrick contemplates running for office himself ... handing out decoration violations.  He does get down from his stump speech long enough to sing the praises of some of his favorite political dramas on television.

Kris enjoys an author-to-author chat with New York Times best-selling author Christopher Rice. Having made his mark penning thriller novels, Christopher has recently created works of erotic romance, highlighted by his 1,001 Dark Nights series. He also co-hosts his own internet radio program, The Dinner Party Show. 

Nov 6, 2015

Chadrick waxes poetic about Halloweens past and provides a "hairy" story about his antics during those days gone by.  Kris gets Chadrick to admit that Halloween does not top his list for special days either.

Author A.E. Via talks to Kris about her hot covers and stories and what it's like being a woman writing about gay male romance.  Here's a hint: EVERYBODY thinks it's hot!

Oct 30, 2015

It's Halloween and what's scarier than Chadrick and Kris trying to be, well, scary? Don't get bug-eyed by this episode. Halloween is upon us and for Chadrick that means, beware ... and behold the wonder that is this darkest of days.

Film director Israel Luna talks to Chadrick and Kris about mixing comedy and terror in his most famous film, Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives. Oh yea, there's that thing about using an offensive term in a movie title that garnered a bit of controversy.  But is all forgiven now? Even if it's not, Israel promises there will be more bloodshed! You'll just have to wait for the next film.

Oct 23, 2015

The long-awaited return of Chadrick Douglas brings some candid talk about annoying people on a cruise.  The good news is that Chadrick and Steve returned with their relationship intact ... despite screaming children, in-laws and lots and lots of pushy seniors!  Tiki doll myth busted!

Kris talks to his editor about what it takes to reign in the egos and expectations of romance writers to produce the right kind of book.  If you ever want to know how good authors get even better, look no further than their editors.  Kim Guidroz has dealt with many authors and has made them all shine!

Oct 16, 2015

As Chadrick sails the ocean blue, the show's producer Mike sits in one more time and wishes Chadrick luck as he shares stories of other trips to Hawaii that have not gone so well -- especially one involving a famous television family. 

Kris talks dating in the online world with a former Grand Poobah of Profiles, Lord of Lewdness and Overseer of "Oh My!" at a major online dating company. Get ready for some facts about online dating and hope you don't start a war against something.

Oct 9, 2015

Chadrick is off to Hawaii and out of the studio with a promise to call in and check with the show.  Remember that promise about the Pride parade float and Periscope event?  We thought so.  That's why Mike the Producer sits in for Chadrick to talk about ... well ... Chadrick!  

Kris interviews romance author Jeff Rivera who tell Kris about his interesting journey from being homeless to living in Costa Rica while writing books of all stripes.  Under a different pen name, Jamie Lake, Jeff writes steamy gay romance novels, but it's not beyond him to attach his namesake to other works, even books for young adults.

Oct 2, 2015

Kris chats with Chadrick about his upcoming cruise and traveling with in-laws.  Author Sandrine Gasq-Dion joins Kris in a lively conversation about her series of gay romance books and other fun topics.  Did you know that Channing Tatum and Ian Somerhalder could be a thing?  Sandrine's body of work focuses on Male-Male romance and her Assassin/Shifter series of books takes things to another level, sometimes deep and dark.

Sep 25, 2015

Chadrick sings like a canary, unable to live with his own little fib.  Author Riley Hart shares her book series which takes the hard outer core of divergent lives and breaks them down into sensual romantic tales. Riley uses her dreams for inspiration at times, proving that authors are always thinking and their characters are ever so active even when their creators are not.  Did we mention that Riley has the best book covers ever?

Sep 18, 2015

Robert Peters started up the Dallas-Ft. Worth chapter of Gay for Good, an organization dedicated to sharing the best of the LGBT community with the larger population through volunteerism.  Robert shares a very personal and moving story with Chadrick about his experience with being gay in the military, the thrill of getting married and the anquish of having to end the marriage.  He gives advice about what everybody should know before making the big decision now that marriage equality is the law of the land.

Sep 11, 2015

It’s Kris’ birthday month and our regular host takes a break from the studio chair but Chadrick will have none of it. He teams up with previous guest and best-selling author Lexi Blake to reel Kris in while he’s out promoting his new book (The Marine in Unit A, which by the way you must get!) and make him the guest interviewee for a change. Step "gingerly" during this episode. You’ll know why when you listen.

 

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