I, um, happened to get my hands on a boatload of M/M books and as I’m integrating them into my library, I happened to notice that a lot of the books are – wait for it – written by women. So far I’ve seen M/M paranormal books, cowboys, backwoods country dudes, successful business men, firemen, policemen – I think representatives of the Village People are here! Oh, did I mention I saw a couple of titles with the word “sheikh” in them?
Is it me or does anyone else find it ‘odd’ that women are writing books about dudes doing the nasty with each other? And if you don’t find it odd, you’re invited to explain it to me… because I kinda don’t get it. What I do get is the romance aspects; no offense, ladies, but women seem to really go for romance so I guess it makes sense that these fictional guys are as much about romance as they are sex… I guess. After that, well, I’ll admit to being lost and more so since I haven’t actually read any of them yet.
Well, wait… that’s not entirely true. I did read one entitled, “Best Buddies” and I gotta tell you, that was one of the weirdest books I’ve ever read – and it was one of the few I’ve seen written by a guy. It was rather short and ended kinda funny, like, you get to the last paragraph in the book and you’re expecting some more – but that was that. Anyway, these two guys start living together and their favorite pastime is walking around their farmhouse naked and jerking each other off while watching M/F porn… and killing people.
What cracked me up about this book, other than the glaring lack of anything I’d call erotic, is both of the characters vehemently insist that they’re not queer… even as they’re jerking each other off. Aight, I wouldn’t call them gay… but given that they did this several times a day and, apparently, every day, I’d be hard pressed to call them straight, even though the author tried to insert a female interest into the story.
Now, if I read one of the books written by a woman and it’s better than this one written by a man, whoa, maybe it’s time for male writers of M/M erotica to really step up to the plate!
I just had to take a break from what I was doing and share these observations with you and ask for a little help in understanding the “women-writing-about-M/M-sex” thing.