Sensually Wicked Man Love

The thoughts and challenges I come across in being a heterosexual woman, wife and mother who loves to write m/m erotic romances. I'm not gay or male, but the thoughts of two gorgeous, confident men together is my idea of a hot time! I write for others, both men and women, who feel the same.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Fun stuff on my Website

My marvelous, talented, hunk of a husband made me a new animated thingy to showcase my book covers, one on my home page and one on the bookshelf page. One slowly revolves like a merry-go-round and the other flips like book pages, showing off each cover at a nice slow rate . I adore them!

Friday, January 20, 2006

Letting the world know m/m romance readers exist

Now that I've had a good night's sleep and a little distance from the events of yesterday, I've begun to see the refusal of RT Bookclub to review my novel as a potentially good thing. There is some positive results to the issue. This brought into focus the fact the RT isn't aware that there is a huge m/m, f/f readership out there and that if that readership wants a voice in the romance community, allowing them better, more informed access to quality same gender romance fiction, they need to let thier voices be heard. And not just now, but 6 months and a year form now. Politely and intelligently, so that what we have to say will be listened to and respected.
I'm going to write my own quiet, intelligent letter to them today!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

gay romance Prejudice by Romantic Times Bookclub

I’m running an ad in the May issue of RT BOOKclub promoting my m/m romance novel, A BIT OF ROUGH, for the RT convention in Daytona in May. Part of the packaging for the ad asks you to send in a copy of your novel for review by the RT staff.

Well guess what? Today I learned through my ad people that a staff member at RT mentioned that while they had received the copy of my book for review, it would not be reviewed because it was gay fiction. She reports that this is not written or printed anywhere. She said that there had been another gay romance submitted (also not reviewed) but that with their current review staff, they (RT) didn't feel well equipped to review this particular ‘brand of romance’.

‘Brand of romance’? Do they think gay men walk around with a mark on their foreheads like a scarlet letter? I can’t believe in this day and age that this kind of unwarranted and out dated prejudice in writing is allowed to exist. Isn’t the literary world supposed to the cutting edge of exploration and new elements? Didn’t anyone there read Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Proulx’s ‘Brokeback Mountain’? I’m not trying to compare my novel to her exquisite writings, but you get the idea.

We need to awaken their awareness of the m/m romance community around them.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Improving on the human male sex organs

My world just twisted a bit. I'm writng a new scifi novel that involves an humaniod alien having hot, monkey sex with a human, (male on male of course). This opened a whole new door for designing sex scenes. Rather than settle for the ususal physical necessities for this act, I decided to use all the freedom writing a scifi story gives an author and make some interesting changes in the alien's basic anatomy.

Oh, he still has a penis and a scotum, of sorts, but they look and function a little differently than human males. I decided to give my human male a few surprises (pleasant ones, once he gets over the shock) and let my alien male have the improved version of the male sex organs. Don't get me wrong, I love the ones men have now, but if you can create the fantasy, why not go for it?

Since my hero is somewhat reptilian in nature, I've made his penis snake-like and functional. Kind of like having a python attached at his groin, one that can become slender and long for those hard to reach places, or thick and filling for those nifty prostate massages. It squirms and wiggles, massaging and teasing as it strokes in and out. It can also wrap around things, like the alien's partner's shaft, and undulate while his hands are busy elsewhere. See I said I'd make it better and pleasantly so!

Since the alien, Talos, is a 26th century bounty hunter from a warrior race that shuns much clothing, this precious organ retracts into the alien's abdomen for protection if necessary. His scrotum-like pouch is actually a nest of 4-5 inch long tenacles that adhere to the body of his sexual partner to prevent dislodgement. They too can rub and stroke the flesh they are near. In the alien's species it is for holding and penetrating the unfertilized placental sac the female gives birth to in a birthing pool. Intercourse isn't neceassary for them to procreate. It's for pleasure. Same gender marriages are a given in many warrior cultures (look at Alexander the Great)and his is no different.

Oh, and his new human love? That's a 18th century Earth pirate he kidnapped. (18th century English seamen were well known for a love of the three b's -- 'beer, 'bacca, and bum'!) Bloody lovely arrangement that. At least for my story!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Fingerstick lancets as sex toys

Sounds intriguing? How can you have fun with a fingerstick lancet in the bedroom? Well, most people can't really appreicate that little device when used in the same context as sex, but I have found a way. Not only is it useful, but necessary even.

Of course, you have to be a vampire to properly appreciate it.

In the DUG series, vampirism is a disease, not some mystcial curse. It is contract by a person who carries a very rare gene when they are bitten by a vampire. Only these very rare few humans can be turned into a creature of the night. (Or a creature of delight in my stories!) And vampires crave the taste of blood during the sex act. It isn't necessary to complete the tango, but it adds an element of pleasure that can't be acheived any other way.

When the vampire Simon Molinar takes a human, Dr. Joe McKay, as his lover, he has to be careful. He can't bite his lover during their lovemaking because the doctor is one of those rare individual that carries the elusive vampire-making gene! Bummer for them!

Over time, Joe knows their lovemaking is missing something and wants to give that ultimate pleasure to Simon. So, being the resourceful medical professional that he is, Joe comes up with a device (usually used to help in testing a diabetic person's blood sugar) to prick his finger just before climax. He lets the blood pool in his hand and tempts Simon to lap the blood from his cupped palm. ( Anyone who has used a fingerstick lancet knows that the fingers are very vascular, and some bleed and bleed just from that one little prick.)

And wah-la! Fingerstick lancets as sex aids! Who would have thought it?