Fantasy Man Monday


My October short story release “The Galloping Ghoul of Hockomock Swamp” is a male/male romance. My men aren’t the sterotypical “gay” guys. In honor of my main characters in the story, Nanthaniel and Ike, I have a few Fantasy Men to share today.

It’s been demonstrated that male/male romance appeals to the middle aged female demographic. Why is that?

What does it take for a male/male romance to hold your interest? What turns you off in this sub-genre’ of fiction?

When is too much just too much?

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2 responses to “Fantasy Man Monday

  1. Personally, I don’t see a lot of difference between what gay men want and need in their romantic relationships and what heterosexual men need and want in their romantic relationships. In fact, I don’t really see any difference between man and man, man and woman, woman and woman romance needs and wants. I think I am tired of reading stereotypical stuff like men like to hop in and out of bed with any man they meet, and women are so desperate for a relationship they’ll do just about anything. These are tired stereotypes that don’t really hold truth for the broad range of human experience. Gay men want to settle down in a monogamous relationship and have children just as much as straight men, women and gay women do. Human beings are mostly monogamous 78-80% (regardless of sex drive and sexual orientation), and most of us want children.. That’s it in a nutshell. I want to see this reality in my narrative.

    • Thank you for your comment. I’m sure in many aspects this is true. However, there are as many different hopes and desires as there are people. Not all of them would agree with your hypothesis, some would. That’s the wonderful thing about life, isn’t it?

      When we make our characters real enough that you connect with their hopes and desires, regardless of whether or not you agree with them….well then, we’ve done our job as authors, yes?