A Plea to all M/M Readers

Thoughtful and insightful.

Gay Literature

This won’t be an easy post for me… After having argued that M/M romance is not gay fiction and that some of the perspectives in M/M romance are as remote from gay experience as lesbian porn for straight men is from lesbian life, a plea may seem to come for the wrong person.

However, I do trust that M/M readers will have the acumen to see that I am representing what has come to be a minority within the minority, and minorities need to say it as it is. I also trust that M/M readers are friends of the gay community, and in this, they shouldn’t just fantasise about gay men, but should also try to understand them with an open mind. And the only way to do so is by listening to them. Imagine we are all at a big Gay Pride demonstration, would you not listen to what…

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About Nya Rawlyns

Nya Rawlyns doesn’t write typical romance. She writes emotion as a contact sport, rough and often raw. It need not be pleasant, heart-warming or forever after. What she seeks is what lies beneath—a dance of extremes, the intersect of need and desire, and the compromises we make when pain and pleasure become indistinguishable. ***** She has lived in the country and on a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay, earned more than 1000 miles in competitive trail and endurance racing, taught Political Science to unwilling freshmen, and found an avocation in materials science. ***** When she isn’t tending to her garden or the horses, the cats, or three pervert parakeets, she can be found day dreaming and listening to the voices in her head.
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