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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Guest Blog: Raine Delight: 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.

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 has 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 get 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 Betrayed by Destiny, the second book in my upcoming trilogy Destined Mates. What came out was something I never anticipated. At times, so sad that 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.

BIO:
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. 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.

Fantasies Unbound
Available NOW from Secret Cravings Publishing
Fantasy Erotic Romance
Buy at: http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=21&products_id=246

BLURB:
Can destiny lead a Fae Prince to the one woman who can complete him mind, body and soul?

Skye Andrews has had it with men and romance. But when a favorite aunt gives her a magic love spell, she figures she has nothing to lose…until a mysterious face haunts her days and a magical Faberge egg brings her dream man into her life. Can she believe that love is something she can believe in again?

Website: http://authorrainedelight.com
Raine’s Blog: http://authorrainedelight.wordpress.com
Author/Reader Loop: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Author_Raine_Delight
Email me: rainedelight@yahoo.com
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Secret Cravings Publishing: http://www.secretcravingspublishing.com
Haunting Magic book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8G5qDzyllY
Red Hot Magic Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLZcr8ubIr8

5 comments:

Amber Skyze said...

I've written a handful of MM but always fear I can't live up to the other great writers of the genre.
But you're right you have to go where the muse leads you, even if it's something you couldn't see yourself writing at first. :)
Can't wait to read the book.

Liz said...

cute post Raine! I can relate: Blue Cruise was my first "full on" m/m (I'd done an m/f/m before) and it was a blast! I'm working on my 2nd one now (a soccer star comes out of the closet thanks to teammate who loves him)

jean hart stewart said...

Good for you!!! I'm tackling my first erotica and doing something new is fun, fun, fun..

Raine Delight said...

Thanks guys...sorry I am so late with this response. Real Life and a very active Muse has me run ragged right now. :-)

I am five chapters in my first MMF story and got to admit, I fall more and more in love with the world I am creating. I also have 2 M/M Stories begging to be heard and written. So we shall see where this goes. *grins*

Thank you for stopping in and commenting.

Fran Lee said...

Love the blurbs and post. Thanks for sharing, love.

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