Hi to everyone! Hope the weekend treats you well.
Now on to business. I'm participating in a blog hop titled Manga and Romance. Manga is a form of Japanese comics that involves gay relationships. And Romance is the genre I write within, M/M fiction. I'm not familiar with Manga but after today that will most definitely change. This blog was designed to bring the two together and introduce something new to readers. I for one am always looking for new material to read.
Like I stated above, I write in the M/M genre. This is also the genre I typically read but I read everything and anything I can get my hands on, but when it comes to putting words to paper its the love between two men that sparks my creative writing flow.
I do get asked on occasion what qualifies me to write about a male-male relationship when I'm a woman. Simple, love is love and a little research never hurts. (wink*wink)
But seriously the dynamics between man-man, woman-woman, man-woman all have the same foundation, at least for me and how I view relationships. Love is the center of it all. Sex is just an added bonus. And as a I writer it doesn't matter what genre you write in its all about the creative way of describing your thoughts clearly to the reader. To be able to paint the perfect picture so the reader feels apart of the scene.
On a personal note on why I love this genre so much is that its something different than I've ever read before. Growing up I read a lot and my mind was always thirsting for more and still is. When I came across a story involving two male characters it touched me in a way that had me seeking out more books of this nature. I love the pairing of two men. Its a love that is different yet the same from a traditional socially accepted relationship. I'm married and I love men and in my mind there is nothing sexier than when two men come together and fall in love.
Thank you so much for stopping by. This is a blog hop and my giveaway will be one of my books, winners choice. I'll pick two winners in this hop. All you have to do is leave a comment and a valid email address so you can be contacted it you are the winner. Also if you want feel free to click the follow button to the right. I'm caught in the middle of two works in progress and preparing for edits on a release in September, but I'm doing my darnedest to keep my blog updated.
Also there is a grand prize giveaway. When you leave a comment and valid email address on participating blogs you are entered! Haley B. James is in charge of that giveaway.
Here is the link to the page with more information:
Blog runs from Friday June 22 until Sunday June 24. I'll pick my winners on Monday morning.
Thanks for stopping by and good luck. Click on the above picture and it'll take you to the main blog hop page and to a list of all the participants. Stop by their blogs for a chance to when some awesome prizes!!!