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I am never sleepless in Seattle, because there’s always another book to read or another book to write.

Barebacking in M/M Romance … or the lack thereof by Rick R. Reed

Barebacking in M/M Romance … or the lack thereof by Rick R. Reed

Just peruse the men for men ads in your town’s Craigslist and you’ll find lots of guys looking for other barebackers. And no, I am not talking about riding a horse here (but maybe riding someone who is hung like one). 😀 Check out #bbbh on Twitter (that’s the bareback brotherhood for those not in the know); check out barebackrt.com (that’s the bareback real time hook up site). Hey, if…
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Gay for You? Not for Me  …. by Rick R. Reed

Gay for You? Not for Me …. by Rick R. Reed

From Goodreads: In the ‘Gay for You’ (GFY) genre, a character who was not previously gay, or at least didn’t know they were, meets ‘the one’ and embarks on a gay relationship with him/her. The implication is usually that one or both protagonists wouldn’t be in a same-sex relationship except with this one special person. Recently, someone on one of my Facebook groups posted a solicitation looking for a good…
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Windy City Inspiration

Windy City Inspiration

So I am in Chicago this week, away from what is now home (Seattle), but back in what, for many years, was home to me: the city of big shoulders, the Windy City. I lived here for more than sixteen years and this city, more than any other, is home to me—and more than that, it’s inspiration. That’s what I’m thinking about this morning: how places inspire us, both in…
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A Call for Diplomacy, Courtesy, Kindness, Whatever … by Rick R. Reed

A Call for Diplomacy, Courtesy, Kindness, Whatever … by Rick R. Reed

A recent post in one of my publisher groups got me to thinking. Anything that gets me to thinking is a dangerous thing because it usually leads to me doing something I shouldn’t. But, in this case, I think it’s probably worth following up on. A writer posted on the m/m romance publisher group that she (with her two-initials first name) had recently received a note from a potential reader,…
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Why Do We Love Whom or What We Love? by Rick R. Reed

Why Do We Love Whom or What We Love? by Rick R. Reed

Romantic hero number one, with stars in his eyes, asks romantic hero number two the age-old question, “Why do you love me?” And romantic hero number two, who is a wise man indeed, gives a response that at first blush may seem glib, “Why not?” This morning I am thinking about why we love what or who we love. That question, I would think, would have great resonance among readers…
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