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Love is Love. Those three words are simple, but so powerful. There is a liberty found within those words. There are no boundaries to the emotions that we experience. Rather, there are no expectations of how we should feel and how we shouldn’t. That freedom is one of the elements I most enjoy as a writer of m/m erotic novels. I craft stories that bring to life love and lust without constraints.
I’ve had the great joy of opening the eyes of some of my friends over the past years. Out of support they have read my books and found themselves intrigued and enthralled by the tales. Soon, they were buying more and more books in the m/m genre and finding it led to much sleep deprivation. I was happy to be the catalyst to their education when it came to illustrating the beauty of love no matter the gender combination.
Yet, I know there is still a great many minds to be pried open and so I will continue to write. It helps that I have a blast penning each book. At the end of the day humans are a confusing bunch and I thought I’d end this short blog with a little fun quote from my book Between the Lies, Club Syn book 1:
“Love stories are timeless.” He tried the answer and found it did indeed hold a vein of truth.
“They are timeless, but what you wrote wasn’t a love story,” Graham stated. “There was no passion in your words. Do you have the paper with you?”
Spencer nodded and suppressed a twinge of pain brought on by Graham’s continued negativity. After digging through the bag he had next to his feet, he pulled out the paper from his binder and passed the evil document to Graham.
Graham snagged it and flipped through the sheets. “Ah, here. You simply describe him seeing the other man. ‘He saw him looking at him.’” Graham sighed. “This is a huge area where you could add a spike of need in the reader. He doesn’t just look at him. He feels the gaze like a physical caress on his skin, bringing to life sensations he has never known before.”
The way Spencer had felt the first time Ebony had looked at him, like he wanted to eat him up. Oh, yes, he understood exactly what a young Juliet—or in his story, Roman—would be experiencing even if he hadn’t written it that way.
“Can you see it?” Graham asked. “Need. Desire. Those raw sensations should grab you. Writing is about more than punctuation and grammar. It’s about having a voice that speaks to the reader. In this scene, your voice needs to seduce.
“In a tale of woe, the readers should fall in love with the characters and feel the pain of loss as if it were their own. The reader should not be happy when the characters finally off themselves, which was an emotion I experienced on reaching the conclusion of your paper.” Graham raised a brow.
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