Tuesday, May 7, 2013

What's good for the goose...

   Or as I prefer to say: What's good for the gander is good for the goose, too...

    It's an old saying I've heard all of my life, but until recently, I never knew, nor appreciated how true the statement could be. I also never knew how much fun it would be to prove if I flipped it.
     This is especially true when it comes to sex.

     Television, movies and comedians everywhere have made a lot of money, and made a lot of people laugh at the truth behind men, and their sexual fantasies about watching two women together, or even joining in to make it a threesome. (I'll skip the one about twins, just because it's ... well I don't know what it is, I just get creeped out by it) J

      Now that I've taken an intimate look at the flip-side to that little fantasy, as a woman thinking the same about two sexy, hot and sweaty men going at it, I've come to savor helping to level the playing field. 
     My first experience reading a gay romance featuring two men, left me more curious than I could have ever imagined, and made me ask more than a few questions. I noticed immediately that men can be quite different than women when it comes to intimacy and penetration.

    It's very true for women as well in the lesbian community. I know women who don't do penetration beyond the use of fingers. Toys are out, too, and they have their reasons for their preferences.

     Little did I know when I read that first M/M novel, that men can be the same. Some men prefer to "give" and never "receive". If I've learned anything through this little adventure, it's the difference between tops and bottoms. 

    As a heterosexual woman, the idea of no vaginal penetration seemed odd...but then again, I'm a breeder so it kind of comes with the territory. Heheh...

  As far as gay men are concerned, I wonder if it has more to do with a power thing. Maybe some gay readers can enlighten me on that. 

    I do know a thing or two about anal sex, and I admit, I've managed to avoid it quite effectively, though I definitely know women who LOVE it. What can I say, I have a low tolerance for certain kinds of pain.

    That doesn't mean I don't like to ensure the characters in my books feel every inch of that particular pleasure every chance I get. In fact, I enjoy it very much. Sounds like I might have a dark side I may need to consider exploring at some point. :)

     Getting back to the curious goose having her fantasies realized, I highly recommend testing the waters with a good book.
    What better way to explore hidden desires, and still keep it private. After all, even I had no idea how interesting and enjoyable I would find the genre until I cracked open the pages of a good M/M romance, and now it's pretty much all I care to write. 

      For some M/M suggestions ... whether you're just curious, a current M/M romance fan, or someone with tons of personal experience on the subject, here are a few tantalizing stories to get you're blood boiling, and your appetite whet, check these out...

A Beautiful Lie By Tyler Robbins:  

     Jesse Reagan has had more than his share of tragedy, and he may have been dealt another blow when, once again, cancer threatens the sister who raised him. Faced with the possibility of being left behind, Jesse vows to care for her young son, though he’s not convinced he can.
     When Trip Cantrell returns to town, he’s blindsided the instant he’s reunited with his kid brother’s lifelong friend, Jesse. His inability to find happiness in the years he’s been gone, suddenly makes sense. Love’s been waiting at home all along.
     Life begins to look promising, except for the fact that neither have come out of the closet publicly, and that’s not even their biggest problem. Someone has a secret so shocking they may never find a way past it.
     Will they be accepted in their small Texas town, or will secrets, lies, and the threat of tragedy destroy everything? 
Some small towns just aren’t meant to hold big secrets.

Love the Sinner By Avril Ashton

     Detective Gabriel Ashby has never looked twice at another man, yet the criminal across from him, the man he’s interrogating, isn’t like any other. Gabe can’t deal with the sudden, intense need he has for one of NYPD’s Most Wanted. Everyone close to Angelo Pagan ends up dead, with the smug gang leader standing amid the rubble. Gabe would love nothing more than to bust Angelo’s ass and lock him up. So why is he seeing the bastard in his dreams at night?
     Angelo Pagan knows attraction to Gabe is suicide. He’s resolute to ignore the chemistry…until a police raid goes wrong. He critically injures Gabe, changing the trajectory of both their lives. Now the two can’t get close enough. They settle into a forbidden affair threatened by lies and betrayal, living on different sides of the law with no way of breaching the gap between them.
     With the authorities looking to make an example of Angelo, Gabe has to decide if it's really worth it to hate the sin but love the sinner. 

Undercover Lover by Rebecca Brochu:

When vice cop Gentry Trecall is informed that he’s going to be going undercover as a hooker, thanks to the city’s latest bid to crack down on prostitution, he’s skeptical but resigned.  What he doesn’t expect is to encounter someone like Dublin MacAulay, the owner of the popular night club The Pale that just so happens to be right across the street from the corner Gentry has been assigned.
With the gruff but sincere way he tries to get Gentry off of the street Dublin’s unlike anyone Gentry’s ever met before.  An unspoken attraction lingers between the two and the truth about Gentry’s profession is the only thing that keeps it at bay.  But when the truth finally does come out will Dublin be able to forgive Gentry for the lie he’s had to tell?  Or will his undercover work lose Gentry the lover of his dreams?



All Romance eBooks:

Behind Closed Doors, 1 by Lee Brazil ~ In Collaboration with Raven McAllan~

When Randall Gretton's father leaves his family behind to seek out his lost love, Randall finds an unexpected sympathy in his father's actions. The dashing soldier takes completely to heart his father's advice to his children, "If you are fortunate enough to find love, then seize it."
Is a chance encounter at a masquerade Randall's chance at lifetime love?

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