Polls

Readers: How Do You Like Your M/M Romances?

Please don’t beat me up but I’m running a poll on the site about sex in M/M romances. I know, I know, you hate surveys, but this time your input is very important. We all love M/M romances for different reasons. Some readers love these books because they are wall to wall sex. (Really??? What a surprise!) 😯 I’m not sure if those readers are concerned about something like (maybe) a plot, as…
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Readers’ Favourite Gay Books 2012

Readers’ Favourite Gay Books 2012

Here it is – our newest update! Thank you for submitting your recommendations for the Readers’ Favourite Gay Books 2012 which are combined with the original 118 books. This time Wren Boudreau was not available to help out and no one volunteered to compile the revised list so I did the initial cut and Lynn worked her technology magic afterwards with Excel. Christian also got into the act by ensuring…
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FanFiction – When Is It Original Fiction?

Recently there has been a spate of fanfiction stories being released as original fiction, not only as self published books, but also through reputable epublishers. This creates two issues for purchasers and reviewers. Many of these authors do not indicate that the books were originally fanfiction; and also, some of them do not withdraw the stories from their fandom, so they are still available free on the Internet while you…
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Putting the “Adult” back into YA

Putting the “Adult” back into YA

Young adult! Many of us positively associate this genre with nostalgic tales of teenage angst, glittery vampires, and boy wizards. But hearing “young adult” can also send heads shaking. “Oh no! No thanks. Not for me!” I don’t understand what these readers are rejecting – probably because I’m not quite sure what “young adult” is supposed to mean. A more simplistic style? Adult bestsellers like Paul Coelho’s The Alchemist couldn’t…
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It’s Report Card Time

It’s been a long time since I asked you to tell us what you loved best about the site and what you would like us to change. I admit I’ve been very afraid to open this can of worms because it usually means a lot of work for poor Christian and Aunt Lynn if it involves technology changes. Christian has been making improvements as small issues were identified so hopefully,…
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Readers’ Favourite Gay Books 2012 – Update

Readers’ Favourite Gay Books 2012 – Update

In September 2009 I posted my Favourite Gay Books and solicited reader input in order to come up with a combined list. Subsequently I published the Readers’ Favourite Gay Books which incorporated your recommendations with my original list and apparently everyone loves the new list, going by the number of hits.  It has become a handy reference for gay books for most of you especially those readers new to the…
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Diverse M/M Books Update

Over 6 months ago we published our first list of diverse M/M books and I know that many of you have found it very valuable going by the number of hits. At last count over 3,000 of you have accessed this list and I’m really pleased you found it to be a useful tool in deciding on your new purchases. Now it’s time for an update and Kaija has again agreed…
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My Top Book Covers of 2011

My Top Book Covers of 2011

Every year this is the toughest job – choosing which covers I really love above all the rest. I’m no artist but I have written a lot about book covers because to me they are the most important part of the promotional package for a book. The visual draws the eyes first, before you read the blurb. Of course the author is another extremely important part of this package and…
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Top Movies Reviewed in 2011

Top Movies Reviewed in 2011

Our team once again took on some movies for the site as well as books, and there were enough of us — and them — to throw together another year-end list. 🙂 The thing about gay-themed vids is that while there are a decent few made annually, there are still way less than books and they are simply not nearly the caliber. As a result, I think the majority of…
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Vote for your Favourite M/M Author NOW

Hi Guys We’re  in the home stretch. You nominated your favourite M/M authors and voting ends at midnight EST on Tuesday, December 20.  If you want your choice among the finalists to make a good showing you must cast your vote. We love our authors and it’s time to show that love NOW. Your favourite won’t win unless you vote. 🙂 Thanks for casting your ballot.
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And the Finalists are …….

Thank you M/M readers. I feel your pain about having to choose one nominee as your absolute favourite M/M author so that he or she could qualify as a finalist in our first Favourite M/M Author contest. You did great and we have a wonderful slate of finalists now that the nominations have closed.  They are, in no particular order: Josh Lanyon Marie Sexton Abigail Roux Abigail Roux/Madeleine Urban Jordan Castillo Price J.L. Langley K.A. Mitchell Although…
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