I have been asked so many times I’ve lost count, why I, as a heterosexual woman, write M/M erotic romance.
The answer for me has always been on the surface, extremely simple—because I enjoy it. Why does any writer write what they write?
During my late teenage years my favourite TV show was the Canadian version of Queer as Folk. I was totally enraptured by the characters and the romances that were developed between each of the six main characters.
The fact that they were all men didn’t seem to really register in my conscious brain. It was well written, the characters were well rounded, the story arcs were smart and sometimes unpredictable and the sex… well, it was really well done.
When I began writing erotic romance I saw a submission call from a large publisher I wanted to get in with, and they had a call for M/M contemporary stories of 25-35K length. My first thought was--Well, I can do that.
So I started writing, only to get to a sex scene and halt. I had no idea how to write that. So I bought a few M/M contemporary romances and learnt the mechanics (so to speak). The relationship for me was the easy part to write—it was just two people falling in love, irrespective of their sex.
And as a writer, I believe we write the stories that inspire us, move us to take time away from our families and our lives and tie ourselves to our laptop or computer. M/M stories have always taken up so much of my story-producing brain, it would have been a crime to ignore them.
Since beginning my spiral of writing into the erotic world of romance, I’ve read countless M/M books, especially were-wolf paranormals—they are a particular favourite of mine, and have written twelve short and novella length M/M love stories.
M/M for me is fun and daring. The men can be really strong and alpha, they can begin with one night stands and turn it into a relationship and the sex is always page-melting.
This is true of M/F stories as well of course, but there’s something for me about the passion in the pages of a well written M/M that just isn’t there in most M/F’s I’ve read.
Maybe it’s just me, my style, my turn ons, but I love writing and reading about men falling in love with men. Shifters, vampires, contemporary, it doesn’t matter, well written romances are always fun to read and I hope my passion transfers across when I’m writing about the characters who fill my head with their stories.
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