Yesterday I posted part of a review of First Impressions. Today I have one of The Boss’s Son. I wish I had a follow-up to know how things are with this young man.

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I liked this book. It was a very sweet story, probably because I identified with Danny a lot. I made my decision to come out after reading this book.”

Sex in M/M romance

Yesterday there was a big bru-ha-ha on Facebook about a reader who posted a 1-star rating on Goodreads based on one paragraph in an unfinished novel. Now I don’t often check my reviews on Goodreads after an incident a few months ago, but decided to have a look. I guess I am going to have to stop labeling my books as M/M because people equate that genre with a lot of sex.

Note this from a review of First Impressions Don’t Count:

Also, another little issue that I have with this story was that it doesn’t have sex scenes because Jesse and Dave don’t believe in anal sex or any kind of penetration.
I know that according to the statistics 1 out of 3 gay couples don’t practice this kind of sex, but I’m always hopping that when I purchased a M/M romance, it will be about the other 2 guys from this equation, so, nope no sex scenes at all
The plot wasn’t flawless by far, but I don’t regret read it.

The way I see things, it is possible to have ‘plot related sex’ in which the sex is secondary to the story; or you can have ‘sex related plot’ in which sex is the story and anything else is secondary. Call me old-fashioned if you like, but I prefer the first concept. For a while, I went along with the ultra-descriptive sex scenes. But I like my stories to be more realistic. One book I read had the men engaging in anal sex four or five times a day – sorry, folks, but someone is not going to be able to sit down.


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I am so anxious to attend my first readers’ convention – and I’m going as an author. Probably won’t know any readers when I get there, but hopefully some will remember me after.


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Cousins Four – Lizzie

Look for the first part of Cousins Four next week.

Lizzie is divorced and living in New York when she meets Sara. She’s always identified as straight, but: My biological father, my twin brother and my cousin are gay. Is it possible I am?


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