I’ve liked reading gay romance since, forever. Now it seems to be fashionable, which means there’s a lot of it about.
For those who have never thought about reading gay romance (perhaps because you are not a gay man) let me share a few of my thoughts as to why it is worth considering.
Firstly, I read kids books but I’m an adult; I read fantasy books even though I know magic, wizards and dragons are not real; in the 1990s I read Wild Swans even though I’m not Chinese and have never been to China; I read the Hitchikers Guide to Galaxy even though I’m unlikely to leave this planet. We read fiction for fun and to take us to places or in to the lives of characters that we simply do not experience in our daily lives, fiction is not who we are.
There will be many reason some people like M/M fiction: for the great sex, for the romance (often stories of forbidden love), or just because some are great stories written by excellent authors. A few of the things I like is that often in M/M fiction strangers go straight for sex without all the talking and getting to know each other that seems to be required when women are in the story. I also like that there is gender equality between the characters.
I like F/M sex in fiction, and in reality, but I am also aware of persistent, inequality, sexism and misogyny that persists and this can spoilt my enjoyment of this sort of fantasy.
If you are new to reading M/M then this is my list of where to start reading: some of the very best authors IMHO.
Anything written or co-authored by ** Aleksandr Voinov will be good. I associate his name with exceptionally good writing and amazing stories, and so many of his books would be up there with the Harry Potter books in my list of best books ever. The first part of Dark Soul is free, you can then buy it in sections or just buy the complete collection as better value.
** Cat Grant is an excellent author or contemporary M/M fiction, another on my automatic buy all books list. She is offering a couple of her books free for the run up to Erotic World Book Week:
Once a Marine is Free on itunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/once-a-marine/id936276913
and the Courtland Chronicles books 1 to 3 here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/courtland-chronicles-books/id903615346
Keira Andrews is yet another amazing writer. I’m booking a day off work to read the third in her Amish trilogy when it is published (soon) you would do well to start with book 1:A Forbidden Rumspringa but my personal favourite by this author is Semper Fi
I can’t not mention prolific Brit writer Lucy Felthouse. A wild imagination, she writes all sorts of stuff (I can identify with that) I particularly liked her M/M & F/M romance story that doesn’t fit the traditional mold for romance books : Pack of Lies
and … there are so many more but I’ve run out of time now… I promise to add more xxx
Update my short story At Last is a quick, light, read.
My story Arrival, preorder here: myBook.to/Arrival
is available for pre-order, will be delivered to your kindle on 30th Movember 2015. It is dystopian speculative fiction. M/M romance with a happy ending.
December will see the launch of “Slave Wars” (provisional date 11th Dec 2015). Alpha warrior heroes, nerdy scientists, sex crazy aliens. Everything I want to read in an M/M romance.