Yaoi Infused M/M Romance

Jun 292014
 
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Hot World Cup Soccer Players - ItalyMy boyfriend loves soccer. And since I love sports in general, I’ve been watching the World Cup with him this year. I knew soccer players were hot, I mean, who hasn’t drooled over pictures of David Beckham? But wow, it seems there is a never-ending line up of man candy in the World Cup. For ball players (pun intended), these guys aren’t your typical athletes. No, they have everything a lover of Yaoi and M/M Romance looks for in hotness, don’t they? From the long hair and lean bodies to the strong jawlines and ripped abs we all like to see on our book covers. These guys are beautiful. Which of course, gives me an idea for a story. I wonder how many of those hot guys are gay? Oh my…the locker room…the shower…I need to stop right there, LOL.

I am loving the actual game as well, don’t get me wrong. The nail-biting shoot outs going on right now in the next round are just about killing me. I can’t seem to leave my couch, not even to write or draw! I just wish the teams I’m cheering for would quite losing:( Like Mexico today or Italy. Damn. At least I still have the US team for now. Oh well, no matter who wins, we still have man candy to watch:)

Feb 102014
 

Reaction to writing M/M Romance

When people find out that I’m a writer, usually from a friend who can’t wait to say something about it, I always get asked, “Really? What do you write?” Seeing as how I’m a Yaoi, M/M Romance author, I’m always a bit taken aback. I usually start out with saying, “Oh, romance.” Most people just nod at this. Of course, the friend or acquaintance I happen to be with always has to blurt out, “She writes gay porn!”.  I can’t tell you all how dang annoying that is. Not only do I now have to explain that what I write is not “porn”, though it is erotic, but I also have to explain what many of you who read my work or my blog already know – there is a large audience for gay romance written for women (mostly) by women. It’s not all that strange and hey, wasn’t Brokeback Mountain hot?

But wait, this gets even better. Since I was first published in 2008, I’ve been on three job interviews. Now these interviews were specifically for high tech marketing jobs, where being a published author is an advantage. So of course my resume has a section on this fact. Now I didn’t really think much of it, until the last two interviews I had wanted to know specifics about my writing. They asked, “What do you write?” I gave them the standard answer, “Romance books.” But they wanted to know, specifically, what did I write? And they wanted to know my pen name, so they could look me up and see my website! Ah, the horror!

Although I’m pretty proud of my website, because all the design and such is by me:), I really did not want these engineering-type geeks, although they were probably fans of Star Wars and maybe even anime, looking me up and seeing that I write M/M Romance. I mean come on, I’m trying to get a job here! I’d love for everyone in the world to be open minded, nonjudgmental and all that good stuff. But this is real life and it’s my livelihood. I’ve got two kids to support – wait, and a dog and now two Guinea Pigs. So what did I say? No, they could not have my pen name. It’s private and they wouldn’t like it anyway, LOL.

I got the job:) And now some of my co-workers do know what I write and they like it.