Polls

What should authors call the little rosebuds?

I was reading a book a couple of nights ago and the author called the guys’ assholes (arseholes if you’re British) 😀 everything from clinical terms like anus and rectum, to words like chute. All of these terms made me want to gag or cringe. Anus and rectum make me think of going to the bathroom or to the doctor and I certainly don’t want to think of buttsex in medical lingo. …
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Reviews, Reviews, Reviews

It’s a new year but the same old issue. I’ve been writing about reviews ad nauseum, and I’m sure you’re all as tired about this topic as I am. Believe me, I don’t want to write about reviews – I would much rather spend my time reading a really good book or admiring the hot manflesh of the Friday Guys, but sometimes a gal’s gotta do what’s right.
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What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love & Understanding?

What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love & Understanding?

(Apologies to Elvis Costello. Heh.) When I asked Ally Blue to write a blog post I thought for sure she would talk about paranormal activity, what’s under my bed, or why we should all be afraid of what’s coming at us from the another dimension. Yet here she is  blogging about niceness. What a great topic just before the holidays! Before I say anything else, I should probably confess that I am not…
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Two Kinds of M/M Love: Buyer Beware! William Maltese Tells Us Why

Two Kinds of M/M Love: Buyer Beware! William Maltese Tells Us Why

William Maltese has posted an opinion piece about writing M/M romance for different audiences – male and female. In my opinion some M/M books that are written by women and those written by men are different, with female writers including more emotional content in their books. However, I have read books by female M/M writers who got down and dirty and took me through backrooms, public restrooms, and parks in their one hand reads®  which are no…
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So You Wanna Write M/M …. by A.J. Llewellyn

So You Wanna Write M/M …. by A.J. Llewellyn

Despite many publishers’ predictions, this ‘niche’ genre isn’t dwindling. In fact, more and more M/M titles are flooding the market with varying degrees of quality…and success. I get emails daily from female authors who want to cash in on the M/M wave. That’s right, I said, cash in. Why else would many of them ask me how to authenticate their gay sex scenes – then act squeamish about actually watching…
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Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

Alex Beecroft joins us today to talk about something that authors have to find every day – new ideas for their stories. I’m no good with blog posts.  I couldn’t do what Erastes does, and write something interesting every week on a different topic, because when I sit down to write something, I never can decide what. So I thought for this post I would tackle the question of inspiration. …
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Writing Gay Romance

Writing Gay Romance

Today Laura Baumbach, author and publisher of ManLoveRomance Press, is on the site. We’re very privileged to have Laura with us because as you can imagine she has an incredibly tight schedule. I know that authors AND readers will be interested in what Laura has to say about the direction of this sub genre. Some people might think that writing and publishing what is considered a small niche market a doubtful…
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The Softer Side of the Monster Or Why a Horror Writer Turns to Gay Romance

The Softer Side of the Monster Or Why a Horror Writer Turns to Gay Romance

Unzipped magazine once proclaimed that I was the Stephen King of gay horror. I get letters from readers telling me how I made them stay up all night and how they were afraid to turn off the lights. Many of my books deal with lovely specters like serial killers, vampires, ghosts, werewolves…all roiling in a potent brew of blood and guts. Yeah, I can be a gruesome guy.
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