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Why the M/M Gay Romance Series is so Popular

Don’t even tell me you didn’t scream at the T.V. when you saw Gone with the Wind for the first time; sitting there wide-eyed when the credits started rolling after the whole “…tomorrow is another day!” No way, Scarlett, it is NOT another day! I want to know where Rhett is going and I want you to gather up your big-ass hooped skirt and hightail it out to where ever he is and get that man back! I just spent 4-hours watching you pine over Ashley Wilkes for cryin’ out loud, waiting for you to come to your senses, and you’re going to just sit on the stairs?

What Margaret Mitchell failed to realize, is that Gone with the Wind needed to be a series; then maybe my 9-year old self wouldn’t have cried myself to sleep worrying over how lonely Scarlett was going to be without Rhett and how much I wanted to slap someone–namely Scarlett–for leaving me hanging. I would have been more like my 15-year old self when I watched in utter horror as the Millenium Falcon sped away from the rebel cruiser while Luke and Leia watched. Even though I wanted to strangle George Lucas in a very bad way, I knew I had something to look forward to; I had the third installment of the series to finish the story (or so I thought).

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So You Want To Read M/M Gay Romance? Start Here…

O.k., so you’re curious and want to try something new but you’re a little nervous, not sure if you can do it.  Maybe it will be too much too fast, or worse maybe you will like it and suddenly you are not who you thought you were… gasp! No, we’re not talking about sexual orientation here, you just want to read an M/M erotic romance!

First of all you need to know that there are a whole slew of the most talented and amazing authors you have never heard of and many of them have been writing M/M for many years with very healthy backlists containing some of the best book series I have ever had the privilege to read (and obsess over), so needless to say there are literally thousands of gay romance books to choose from.  So then where do you start if you’re just dipping your toe in and crossing over for the first time? (more…)