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Topic: Does this type of romance book exist and if so where/who?

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Subject: Does this type of romance book exist and if so where/who?
Date Posted: 8/3/2009 8:07 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/3/2009 8:39 PM ET
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Most of the newer m/m romances are written by women. There are a few notable exceptions, such as Sean Michael. However, most are categorized as erotica. To me, it just means they have explicit sex scenes.

MM romance is an erotic love story. If this is what you are looking for, I highly recommend:

9-1-1 by Chris Owen

The Jarhead series by Sean Michael

Drawn Together by ZA Maxfield

Crossing Borders by ZA Maxfield

Between Friends series by Sean Michael

Soul Bonds by Lynn Lorenz

Laying a Ghost by Jane Davitt and Alexa Snow

On Fire series by Drew Zachary

Bareback and Natural Disaster by Chris Owen

You might also try this blog for short reviews of new mm romance books.

Date Posted: 8/3/2009 8:49 PM ET
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Forgot to address the mystery element.

Josh Lanyon writes the kind of mystery romance you describe. I can't think of any female authors (and in fact Josh L. is a pen name and s/he won't reveal his/her gender), but maybe someone else will come along and post.

Date Posted: 8/3/2009 8:52 PM ET
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RWA now has a chapter that is GBLT.  Do note that both erotica and romance fall under this group.  But it is a great way to find authors. And what is about to be published.

http://www.rainbowromancewriters.com/

Date Posted: 8/3/2009 10:52 PM ET
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An acquaintence's debut novel is a gay love story.  I didnt read it b/c I dont do M/M but I know her writing well and she is an incredible writer. Gorgeous prose stylist. And she can write a scorching sex scene that still engages the emotions. Here is the amazon link to her book and u can check out the reviews. Hope this helps.

http://www.amazon.com/What-Love-Means-You-People/dp/0312347898/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1249354049&sr=8-1

Date Posted: 8/4/2009 4:46 PM ET
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Caught Running by Madeline Urban and Abagail Roux is good.  It's just a straight contemporary though - no mystery. 

Date Posted: 8/4/2009 8:06 PM ET
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Seton,

I had your friend's book on my WL forever. It just got accepted and is on its way. Yipee!

Babs,

To my earlier post, I want to add Jay Quinn. His are contemporary love stories between men. No mystery. But they are very well done love stories.

Date Posted: 8/4/2009 8:42 PM ET
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I had your friend's book on my WL forever. It just got accepted and is on its way. Yipee!

 

Eeeeeee! That's great! I hope you love her writing as much as I do!