Why does it come up and why would I post it here?
It has everything to do with the genre I like to read: Romance.
Lately, there's been a noticeable increase in M/M romance stories and I'm trying to get over my trepidation and hesitancy in reading them.
I've read, M/F/M stories and if they're done right, are quite enjoyable. One author that comes to mind is Lauren Dane - Triad and Tri-Mates ... two stories in her two different series. Another is Emma Holly in Stange Attractions. Evenutually the M/F/M stories have elements of M/M, but they always have the female around in the background, keeping me feeling "safe" .
So, does the fact that I am having a hard time shelling out money to read an M/M make me a prude?
Lynn Cash writes fun and saucy romance but writes M/M as Cash Cole.
More and more authors are doing it and I'm not reading them, yet I adore a lot of the authors that are expanding in this arena.
I have to ask, "Why write them?"
I like romance. I enjoy the romantica genre although, not so much pure erotica - that bores me.
What does M/M have to offer female readers? What's the lure, the draw, the point?
Anyone want to weigh in with their thoughts?
You also might be wondering what prompted this post .
I was on Fictionwise and I read the excerpt on this story. It ... intrigued me. Fun concept.
The story piqued my interest until I got to the point where I realized that it was M/M .. yet the excerpt is .... hot, titillating and it made me squirm a bit.
Do you read to squirm or sigh? Or is both the goal?
Heck, what am I even asking now? Beats me. I'm discombobulated after re-reading the excerpt.
I understand that this also is a matter of personal choice, but sheesh people! There is a ton of this being written and published lately. By women! When did the collective decision get made to do this in, what feels like, a flood? Is this a fad? Something whose time has come? Has the writing been on the wall for awhile and I missed it?
I'll go back to listining to Save A Prayer For Me by Duran Duran - maybe it'll clear my head.
And I'll wait for someone to volunteer to give me their perspective on this.
Meanwhile, I'll share this cute little bit I found since it's Thursday and it's CSI night. *grin*