I got my cherry popped. Wait get that look off your face and mind out of the gutter. I mean I wrote my first M/M Story that totally took me by surprise since it started out as an M/F story. Somehow, it turned itself around and my hero balked at being with the heroine I picked out for him. He wanted someone else…the new man in town-NOT this barmaid who I thought was perfect for him. Call me crazy but changing it to a MM story worked…better than I even expected.
Yes, I know what you are thinking (ha never knew I was psychic did you?), how could you write a MM when you write MF stories? Easy because that was what my characters and muse told me to do. J I am a slave to the muse and story ideas so when a story doesn’t work no matter how many times I try to pound it in a square hole when in fact it’s a round hole it needs to go in, I listen…after I bang my head against the wall and curse my characters for a few days. *laughs*
Writing my first two MM short stories had me on pins and needles…mainly because I know so many GBLT authors and admire them that for myself, writing my two felt like I was being initiated in a club of sorts. I love reading MM stories…heck I am practically addicted to them. *grins* But writing one? Oh man, I get the shakes and the butterflies flew in my stomach like they were in the damn grand prix. So finally after much second guessing, hemming and hawing, I finally took the leap and wrote in one day two short stories. One was a little paranormal story based on a picture of Joe M. from True Blood in a tree-shirtless- and I had Alex from A Summer Night Fling yelling in my ear. From that moment on, I pounded out a short 7000+ story for Hot Summer Fun anthology, ten M/M stories from some of the best M/M authors out there. It released this past June in e-book & Print and another for the On Valenetine’s Day anthology that had my story featuring secret admirer, roses and my hero’s recipe for Red Velvet Truffles that is also available in e-book and Print.
In ‘A Summer Night Fling’, Alex is a were-cat and Cal is a paranormal rights lawyer who went through a bad break up. These two called to me and frankly what readers told me when I posted a short flash fiction scene from it, they loved it. In ‘Moonlight Masquerade’, we meet Skylar, a baker who feels like he is a loser in romance and when he finds himself in the eye of a secret admirer, well let’s just say he doesn’t know whether to be flattered or scared out of his wits. Both stories were a joy to write and I hope you enjoy them.
I can’t say I will write primarily MM stories now but I like switching back and forth if the story calls for it. Listening to my characters had me almost missing the magic of this one and I am glad I took that leap of faith.
So there you have it…I had my MM cherry popped and it was quite enjoyable too. J
Raine Delight loves to be pampered by her harem of men that exist solely for her pleasure. Wait…..that was in a movie she saw. Hey, she can dream. J Raine loves to fight with her muse, attack her manuscripts and find a way to silence the many voices in her head. Inspiration hits at odd times and for Raine, a blank word document page gives her many possibilities on story ideas. Living with her two kids, a significant other who supports her every move in writing and doesn’t seem to mind she gets up at 2 am to type away on the computer. With a love for Johnny Depp, movies and 80’s hair bands, Raine finds a way to bring all her chaotic thoughts into a story that tells her readers about love and romance.
Found in the On Valentine’s Day Anthology
Contemporary M/M Short Story
Mysterious roses keep popping up on Skylar Everclear’s doorstep. No idea what is going, a little disturbed by this secret admirer, he tries to forget it all since he just got rid of the latest line of loser boyfriends and just wants to do his job at the local bakery. But when he meets his new neighbor, Marc Douglas, he finds himself drawn to the quiet young man even as he tries to not let his libido take over. But on Valentine’s Day, a mysterious rose again pops up with a note to meet his admirer that night. Will Skylar take a chance that this time, love is right there waiting for him?
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