Wednesday, 3 August 2011


Welcome to Waffling Wednesday, where I have Raine Delight on the sofa with me.  Today she's going to tell us about her first forage into M/M...a subject that is slightly close to my heart ;)

I popped my cherry….writing MM Stories

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 MM story had me on pins and needles…mainly because I know so many GBLT authors and admire them that for myself, writing this one 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 got 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 Bewitched by Destiny, the second book in my new series Destined Mates. What came out was something I never anticipated. At times, so sad, it made my beta reader cry to so hot, she jumped her husband. *laughs*

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.

I am currently getting ready to self-publish my MMF sci-fi Ménage and find that as I write more scenes with male heroes, it does get easier. Though I have to admit, I still get the butterfly grand prix each time I start writing a MM story. *grins*

So there you have it…I had my MM cherry popped and it was quite enjoyable too. J


Coming soon to Smashwords, Amazon Kindle and ARe: Space Pirates: Bounty

Take one part Firefly, one part Pirates of the Caribbean and shake. What you get are the two hottest space pirates this side of the galaxy. When they find a female stowaway, they are about to bring their brand of loving punishment on her. The chase is on...the question is who won't win but who will fall fast and hard when these three come together in passion and desire.
A Sci-fi Ménage (MMF, MM, Light Bondage)
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.

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Thank you so much to the lovely Raine for entertaining us today and I must confess that I've been thinking about foraging back into the M/F genre... but have yet to take the plunge.  
Join me Friday when my Friday Friend will be Daniel Christian Juris :)

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