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Subject: For the boy smut lovers-Lets talk about fave books and reccomendations
Date Posted: 11/18/2008 11:41 AM ET
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Okie dokes sooo i really like m/m novels as my "unconventional eroitca" choices, but lately I ahve been really disallusioned with the ones I picked up-the stuff I read for free on literotics seemed more plausible, probably ebcause it was written by gay men most times than straight women which i think is a major issue with some of these novelists.


I ama  straight woman who's written m/m before but I was able to convince most people I wasnt a girl, simply ebcause I have MANY gay members in my family and I ask lol. so some fo these novels amke me roll my eyes but I am still on the lookout for good oens!

Any reccomendatons?

I really diliked CAPITAL GAMES by GA Hauser which was rated 5 stars because it just seemed to happen WAY too fast-no plot at all. bA Tortuga's Long Black  cadillac...story ok but the writing and grammer aye aye aye!


I liked Seti's Heart by Kiernan Kelly, Willow's Bend by Ally Blue, The Cost of Eternity by Shayla Kersten and A Bit Of Rough and Roughousign by Baumbach. I also liked A GOOD THIEF by I forget who. 


The assignment by Evangeline Anderson I am torn on-Liked the characters bt felt the story was a bit tstretched-2 cops going udnercover at a gay resort and of course one is gay, but closested, the other "straight". yet the straight one is willing to go WAY above and beyond to amke it look ebleivable even when no one is watching and his partner doesnt realize he is making a pass. He must have caeeld him babe a million times PRIVATELY...HELLO GET A CLUE. And the bad ass drug dealing kingpin when he discovers their identities, -what he chooses as "punishment" seemed a little silly. I maan a cap in the @ss would have been more believable lol. But I like the characters SOOOO I am torn.


I am looking for reccomendations . Anyone?

Date Posted: 11/18/2008 12:16 PM ET
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Hi Jenn- well I'm glad to hear you liked Seti's Heart (LOL) and Cost of Eternity (tbr). I also liked the Baumbach books. I really enjoyed Tin Star and My Fair Captain by J L Langley. Another one on my tbr is Cursed by Aile. It looks intriguing. You know I liked 911! A doctor, fireman, and EMT, what's not to like?

  I thought The Assignment was so contrived- you covered most of the reasons why. She gets away with it better in Slave Boy, only because it's scifi/futuristic so it's a little easier to suspend belief.

Have you read any Willa Okati? If so, what would you recommend?  Thanks!

Date Posted: 11/18/2008 12:41 PM ET
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LOL Rose we find one another! -grins- Seti's heart was a good book. just like you said, it has that sci fi aspect with the mummy thing so it was ok. One sad part but pretty good. The Kersetn book-gainS ci fi.

The TiN Star I have not read. I have it in ebook. My Fair Captain too. That one I liked but the constant use of the word BOY annoyed the piss out of me lol.

Same for DIPLOMACY by Zahara Owen-great story, great book. Would ahve been a keeper except that i got annoyed by the constant use of "Teh American" and "The Brit." Like ok I get it..I got it the first 400 times. But I do reccomend it for a really good story.

I remember you saying the Assignment felt contrived but hadnt read it yet. Defiently agree now. I wanted to wack Valenti like HELLO wake up man! if he is sucking your peter pecker, that means he wantsa  lil' sumthin sumthin, not that he is acting.


I ahevnt read Willa Okati but ehard very good.


Have you read any of the M.L Rhodes books? Theys eem to be well recieved.

One author I like that sint erotica-just gay fiction but with a great elad character is Josh Lanyon. picked up one of his books for 1.00 brand new at the USB and laughed aloud-great story.

http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Thing-Josh-Lanyon/dp/0979311055/ref=cm_lmf_tit_10

 

Date Posted: 11/18/2008 1:16 PM ET
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Just about all the erotica I am reading now is m/m.  I love boy smut.  But I am just beginning, so I'm not an expert.  I've read two by Willa Okati (The Name of the Game and Sex and Sexuality) and liked them both. You do have the straight guy crossing over or gay guy trying to be straight thing going and some don't like that.  Personally, I like the straight/bi guy angst so it works for me.

I really liked the Cost of Eternity and hope to read more by her.

The Tin Star was good and a keeper, but I liked the Broken H better.  Jaimie in the Tin Star was younger than I would have liked, and I have no idea why that bothered me.

Roughhousing is on my TBR.  I want to read A bit of Rough first.  There are several authors I want toi read, but don't have them in my hot little hand...yet.

Date Posted: 11/18/2008 2:24 PM ET
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I dont mind the stright guy crossovers. Like i said at my wedding alone we had several gay couples. Doesnt faze me in the least one way or the other. BUT I need it to be a well told story and in the Assignment it was just too out there for me. The way their relationship was handled was bad enough but the whole bad ass mobster just wanting to blackmail them with a video was even more retarded-especially when they obviously enjoyed it. Whats to blackmail?

Bit of Rough was good-again an overuse of the word baby, but the story was good. Try The Good Thief if you can get your hands on it. Pretty good. Plot a teeny weaker than I'd have liked but really good.


I'll have to read the Broken H and the Tin Star.

 



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Date Posted: 11/18/2008 2:42 PM ET
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OK now I'm intrigued and even though you guys mention the faults of The Assignment...I still want to read it! lol

Date Posted: 11/18/2008 3:52 PM ET
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I have noticed the endearment used most often in m/m books is "baby."  Aren't there others that could be used?  Of course I can't think of a thing.  Which reminds me, how could I forget...Jourdan Lane and the Soul Mates, my most favorist author so far.  They use "baby" quite a bit.  It's paranormal and very graphic, but has a good story too. 

I've been told the gals write better than the guys, though I don't think I've read one yet by a guy, but maybe it's just gals write better m/m for a gal audience.  *shrug*

Date Posted: 11/18/2008 4:24 PM ET
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Hmm this is an interesting topic. I am somewhat tempted to try one of these out too. Is there anything with girl action too?

Jessica

Date Posted: 11/18/2008 4:26 PM ET
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Yea maybe. That could be it. Certain things just bug me because I am anal. Like menages with the 2 (or more) super alpha hot guys who are so willing to share. Doesn't do it for me. YES I know it is fantasy and all, but maybe because I am lucky enough to have a super alpha male in my life (hubby) who is hot stuff all around,  I know that as lenient as he is with most things, he would NEVER share me, much less with another man who posed the same testosterone loaded threat. Alpha men in general are just that-alphas. Whats theirs is THEIRS-they dont share well. this coems from the mouth of men, of which i have more friends than I do any of the female varity.  i got into a discussion one nigth with friends and they all said menage sure but two girls or for the daring one who included a guy, a "wimpy" guy.

-shrugs- So the menages and most m/m def written for women. LOL its just my misfortune I think more like a man in that respect.

Hmm Soul mates-going to have to look that one up. I started reading Sleeping with the Past? I think thats the title-thats pretty good so far but tis early in the story.

LOL susan isnt that always the case? Its like a trainwreck-cant look away and must know more.



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Date Posted: 11/18/2008 4:27 PM ET
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I knew there was someone I was forgetting Issa, and you reminded me of her- Jet Mykles. Heaven Sent and Heaven 2 were both very good. Rockers finding their love. Nice. LOL

I've heard about Soul Mates in Cyn's swap. I'm going to have to add them to my WL. Thanks.

eta- Jenn, I  just went looking because Josh Lanyon sounded so familiar. I read a story of his in an m/m anthology called Hostage. His story was good!



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Date Posted: 11/18/2008 4:27 PM ET
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Nope Jess-m/m is just that; men with men. If you want guys with girls, try the m/f/m; menage books. Usually 2 or mroe men and one woman.


Lesbian romances I dont see  often, probably because most of the erotica is written for straight women unfortunately, even the m/m ones.



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Date Posted: 11/18/2008 5:37 PM ET
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I'll pretty much read anything and have. I really like the M/M/F or M/F/M   as far as title's go or authors....I'll read anything at least once.

Date Posted: 11/18/2008 6:58 PM ET
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Jet Mykles is one I really want to read, the Heaven Sent in particular.  DId not realize it was a she.  Good to know.  I used to enjoy m/m/f a lot.  Yeah, in real life I'd never even consider it, but I liked reading about it.  And if they were both gorgeous and alpha, all the better.  But my tastes have changed and no that I'm ready boy smut, I only like the m/m/f where there is some m/m action. 

I was reading Brothers in Arms, the Courage to Love I think, and barely hanging in till the two war buddies finally hooked up.  Now it is a keeper.  I think the author is Samantha Kane or something like that.  I haven't read anything else from her.

I think right now Jourdan Lane and JL Langeley are my favs...with Willa Okati a close third, but like I said, I'm still a newbie.

Date Posted: 11/18/2008 8:08 PM ET
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Where would I find these books in the regular book store or online?  I am interested in the m/m books.

Date Posted: 11/18/2008 11:07 PM ET
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I don't think I could get into a lesbian book but oddly enough the m/m stuff sounds interesting. What would you veterans recommend for a newbie?

Jessica

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 12:24 AM ET
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Patricia- your widest selection would be online. Tons of stuff! I've not really seen too many in Borders or B&N. They do have some in the gay lit section, but they are not specifically geared towards women as alot mentioned here are.

Jessica- I would personally recommend J L Langley. Some good cowboy romances mentioned above. There are so many I haven't tried myself, but I did enjoy those.

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 6:02 AM ET
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Try Ally Blue Jessca. I really liked WIllow Bend. The Cost of Eternity was great too if you liek Supernatural. I hear the JL Langley books are good but havent read them yet.

Patricia-I find Borders to have a much better selection than B&N if you want an in store place. But Amazon.com if you are willing to order online, has it all.  I will warn you the m/ books tend to be more $ than the regular eroticas more often than not. Why I dont know unless its because the target audience is smaller and thats how they justify it.

I didnt like the brothers in arm series..>Or rather I didnt like the girl lol. I read forst 2 and wanted to throw them against the wall, especially the first. I love historicals but the female haracter eh and the writing...double eh.

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 6:20 AM ET
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I agree with you about the Brothers in Arms series, Jenn- the writing was not good. I got the first two, forced myself to read one and then traded them both.

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 9:14 AM ET
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the only m/m and f/f I've come across was by accident and it was lacey alexander's stuff - french quarter and forgot the other one but set on a beach somewhere and those scenes were sorta secondary with the main f ocus on the main couple. oh , the courage to love by samantha kane had I think 1 scene each with the m/m but for the most part was a menage. I hve some other m/m but haven't gotten to them yet.

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 1:34 PM ET
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I love how this stuff can be found all over online.  I will admit, I'm not strong enough to look the store employee in the eye as I buy it at a brick and mortor store.  But I'm getting there : )  The biggest problem I found was somewhere where I bought erotica, my name was sold and I received a bunch of catalogues for similar themed videos and such.  Ticked me off, especially since most of those were targeted for guys.  But I digress...

I've noticed that m/m stuff I like is almost never discounted too.  If anyone ever sees this stuff on sale online, they should send out a mass bulletin : )

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 1:50 PM ET
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I've accidentally found forums/threads on amazon.com(still not sure how I found them but they have some interesting ones and I got tons of ideas for other erotica and light paranormal romance) but you can start a thread too in that area and people will reply with recommendations.

 

Date Posted: 11/20/2008 9:17 PM ET
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If you are willing to read an ebook and not just hard copy, my favorite m/m book is Rough Canvas by Joey W. Hill.  It is part of her Nature of Desire series, of which the first few have been printed.  The series deals more with D&s but in this particular book the D and s are both men.  It is a beautiful story about the relationship between the two men and the journey to acceptance from both sides.  And the sex is really hot too :P

Date Posted: 11/21/2008 1:01 PM ET
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Rose I think you are going to be my new best trading buddy next to karen lol. We seem to have very similar tastes.

I love historicals but it was just very juvenile in terms of wrtiting style and I write juveniley and this was worse lol.  and the stories are ALL the same. I was so mad too ebcause I waited for it forever and when i FINALLy got it ina  trade I was si disappointed.


Issa I agree1 RARELY find it on sale. Sometimes at the USB I may find one or two. But its really rare. and even on half.com its never on sale.

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 2:05 PM ET
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Jennifer I have a few favorite m/m authors to recommend.  I purchased my e-books from Loose Id, All Romance e-books or Ellora's Cave. These authors are all amazing. 

Cameron Dane:  Renecade

Z A Maxfield:         Crossing Borders

Tere Michaels:    Faith &  Fidelity  

 

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 2:11 PM ET
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Ooo TY Sheryl! Always looking for new authors.

The Ally Blue Paranormal Series is a really good one for anyone wanting to try the genre btw. The sex is pretty light-not lot of it. Atcually focuses on the story more than some so you get "eased" into the M/M genre. Its actually really good-looking forward to book 4. It does have a supernatural paranormal element to it though. So if you're easily spooked or grossed out by violence avoid it.


the first one is OLEANDER HOUSe, the WHAT HIDES INSIDE (didnt like this one as much) then TWILIGHT KISSES and the 4th book is CLOSER.

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