Greetings fans! Welcome to the first day of Taboo Tens MONTH!
I'm very excited because we have soo much going on with giveaways, blogposts by great authors as well as a couple of surprises along the way.
With this kind of event you want to do something different, something that would grab peoples attention. What better way to do this than invite a fan to blog?
Leaundra Ross or Lee Lee is a big presence on Facebook, Twitter as well as Goodreads. I asked Leaundra to write a post about her feelings on gay fiction, why she reads it, etc.
She did so well writing it, I had very little editing to do and I really appreciate her jumping right into it and taking the time to let all of us know how she feels about the m/m genre.
I hope to have a couple more fans on in a week or two, but here now is Lee Lee!
Okay my love of reading M/M started sometime in 2008, I’m a big time reader and before I even discovered ebooks all I read were M/F paperbacks. I was one of those people that said I would never read ebooks(laughing at myself now, lol)
One day I heard about this site All Romance that sold ebooks. I was curious so I checked it out and saw that they had M/M books and knowing I’ve always wanted to read one, I looked through all of the books and I decided to buy one. I was hooked! At the time I lived in Germany and I couldn’t find any good books to buy and I hated ordering them so being able to buy them and get them right away was a big hook for me. When I started buying the ebooks I would get M/M or M/M/F. They opened a new world for me and at the beginning I probably wasted a lot of money because if I saw the book was M/M or M/M/F I would buy it no matter what it was about. lol
As I started reading more I got a little more picky about what I read and who I read. I noticed when I read M/M/F I would love when the guys were together but when once one of them was with the woman I wanted it to be over with her so the guys could get back in bed. lol. So it wasn’t hard I just started reading M/M.
Now that’s all I read is the M/M at least for now. As a big reader my taste has changed so I just go with the flow. I really can’t tell you a favorite author because they all have different writing styles so it’s like apple and oranges to me. I have read so many great ones and it would really be too many to list. It doesn’t matter if they’re male or female, I just like a great book. I love the insta-love , I love when they’re mushy, I love the Alpha male, I love if they’re nerds, beautiful etc, I prefer an HEA(It doesn’t have to be, but I like it best) only because I read to escape real life. It doesn’t always have to be too realistic for me. I love paranormal. I just love when two hot men are together, lol .
I will tell you I’m so glad I discovered M/M and have been reading it since 2008. I know things aren’t perfect but I see that it’s out there a lot more than it was three years ago. There’s more sites, more authors and lots more choices to choose from. I just want to say for all of the authors out there, thanks for what you do. I know it’s not always easy, but from this reader I so appreciate your hard work. I want to thank everyone who reads this. I’m so not a writer so that’s why I don’t write but read but I’m happy to do this for Michael Mandrake. Thanks for asking from a readers view.
Thank you Leaundra for getting us started. Its great to hear it from the other side. How much our work as authors is appreciated. of course, we are readers too but when an actual fan who doesn't write says thanks, it means so much more.
I'd like to thank Lee Lee for her fab post! Join us tomorrow for Laura Tolomei!