On Doing Guys… The Confessions of a Gender-Challenged Author by Nya Rawlyns

Thanks to my good friend Catherine Byrne, I get to riff on a subject near and dear to my heart.


Today in the run up to the Book Blast Tour for Kjartan the Gentle on April 17th, I am pleased to host Nya Rawlyns, a great writer and one of the authors I’ve been friends with for longest. She writes about her M/M life on and off the page.

On Doing Guys… The Confessions of a Gender-Challenged Author


I like guys. No, wait… I really like guys.

I like the strength, the play of muscles over tendon and bone, the long line from shoulder to thigh. I like the way guys move, striding with purpose, without guile (most times). Sometimes there’s a bit of a swagger, a little hitch to that git-along that draws the eye. Package that with worn jeans, the jingle of spurs…

Um, hmm. What was I talking about?

Let’s start over. I like cowboys, as in obsessed from an early age. If you asked me what I…

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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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