Male-male romance is booming in popularity, or M/M as the designation shows. This is your chance to tell us about M/M you’ve read or written.
When I was admiring my latest release Getaway on Bookstrand, I looked in the right hand column for best sellers and noticed that out of the top 10 best selling books in the period, there were six that had M/M, or M/M/M, or M/M/M/M. And the few that did contain a F (for female) also had multiple males (or M designations).
One of the hottest growing segments of the romance genre is male-on-male, or M/M romance—gay romantic fiction mostly written and read by straight women. Featuring traditional romance conventions, including mistaken identities, star-crossed lovers, and happy endings, these stories show both physical and emotional intimacy between men.
M/M builds on the popularity of recent television shows and movies like Queer as Folk and Brokeback Mountain, but its origins are in the slash fiction genre of the 1990s in which erotic fiction about television, book, and movie characters found a lively audience online.
Devon Thomas on libraryjournal.com.
Tell us about your M/M romance
This is your chance to comment and say why you’ve written M/M or some variation. Whether you’re a F or M author it doesn’t matter.
What appeals to you about the genre?
Is your story sexually explicit or not?
And, if you’re a straight woman, would you read a F/F or F/F/F romance?