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I'm an Army wife and aspiring author, published by Evernight Publishing. I primarily write M/M, but I'm starting to branch out. I'm not very good at technology, but I'm hoping this blog gives me the opportunity to communicate with other authors and readers. My life is kept interesting by my soldier, Ringo the chihuahua, and all the amazing people that I consider friends. I also work entirely too much as a coach at a local gym, a caregiver at a church nursery, and a freelance baker.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Manga and Romance

Hello, blog hoppers!


I'm excited for yet another blog hop. My book, Hero, just released and so far it's gotten a few really nice reviews that I'm quite proud of. Don't forget that there's a grand prize with this hop, so be sure to comment for a chance to win awesome stuff!


Today, I want to talk about how I got started writing M/M romance. I'll spare some of the dirty details, because my mom follows my blog. Ha...ha...


Anyway...


I've been writing for a long time now and a few years ago, I decided to try something totally new to me. I decided to write a love story with two male characters. Surprisingly, I wasn't all that bad. I started posting my writing to Literotica and people actually liked it. I was shocked. I'm still shocked.


So it grew from that. I started reading other people's work and that's how I met some pretty amazing authors. That's when I learned what yaoi was. I watched a few of them and read a few. I had a short addiction to slash fanfics. It was intense and it all got me even more attached to what I was writing.


It just kept going until one day I decided I'd try to get published. After one rejection, Evernight Publishing picked me up and here we are today.


M/M romance will always have a special spot in my heart. I have strayed from it a bit with my second novella Snow White and the Hitman, but that was just me being young and stupid. I'll always love the gay boys and I will always write about them.


Everyone say hi to my mom in the comments, leave your e-mail, follow my blog and I'll pick a winner to get a free PDF copy of Hero!


OK, Mom, now you have to stop reading because there's gonna be some possibly NSFW pictures.





28 comments:

  1. I am so enjoying this blog, learning about Yaoi and meeting some great authors. Thanks and hi MOM!
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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    1. Thanks, Yvette :) I'm glad you're enjoying it.

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  2. M/M and yaoi forever! The more I read of both, the more I want...there's such a subtle and endless well to be tapped there. And hi, mom! :-)

    vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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    1. I definitely agree with you there. Thanks for entering :)

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  3. I love m/m already and excited for the new love (I am sure to have) of yaoi and manga! Thanks for posting and hello to your mom :)

    I follow your blog and my email is lillywriting@gmail.com

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    1. Prepare yourself for a bit of an addiction once you start with yaoi :D

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  4. Hi K's mom. Your book really sounds good (K's book not mom's).

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  5. Hi K! Thanks for sharing! Although yaoi didn't have a direct influence in me being an MM Romance writer, I did always enjoy it, and this hop is teaching me things I didn't even know about! Hope you have a great weekend! Oh, and hi K's mom!

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  6. *snickers* I love the note to your mom.
    Glad you're writing and getting published! Congrats!

    Thank you for participating in the hop :)

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    1. Thanks! And thank you for hosting it!

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  7. Ohhh you have a pic of Loveless too! I do love them guys! Hi Mom!!

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    1. I do :) I watched that one, but not all the way through I don't think. Either that or I forgot the ending.

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  8. Congrats on your release! So exciting ^.^

    Erica (fellow m/m romance author)

    eripike at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks :D And high fives to fellow author!

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  9. I actually came across Yaoi before finding all of my favorite authors (ie you and a bunch more) I love Yaoi, but I'm pretty picky about which ones I'm going to read.. lol. I love that you and a all of my favorite authors are doing this! I've found some good sites to feed my Yaoi addiction! lol. Congrats on the new book by the way!! Oh and before I forget, HI MOM!!!

    -- Whitney
    Whitbeach1@aol.com

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    1. Aww, thanks. Glad you found us. Nothing wrong with being picky either ;)

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  10. Hi K!! Great pics and nice post!! And because I don't want to be the only one who didn't...Hi K's Mama!!! :D Congrats on Hero, girl. ♥

    ~Night
    NighttempestBlog@gmail.com

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  11. First of all, hello to Mama Cat (Kitten's mom). My own mom, if she were still alive, would be shocked that I enjoy m/m romances. Manga, I'm just getting into, but my own kids like it. My daughter was the first person to tell me about yaoi which she enjoys. She's also the one who informed me of the chibi appearance where the characters temporarily look like children- sort of like your pictures.

    sinkopation8@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks for entering! Yeah, I'm lucky my mom is very understanding and supportive of what I write. It's great.

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  12. Hi Mom! Jk, hello Kitten's mommy, pleasure to meet you. My mother is not a fan of what I read at all. She lets me have my smut though. Anyways, I think I've said this before, but just in case, congrats on Hero coming out! And thanks for the yummy pics, I love Okane Ga Nai and Sensitive Pornograph especially! Thanks for participating!!

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

    P.S. I'm a GFC follower: Emily

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    1. Hi! Thanks for entering. Glad your mom let's you have your smut. Where would we be without it haha :)

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  13. Hi mom!

    My mama just gave me a really strange look when I talked about a book I was reading... lol! It was guys, shifters and vampires... ;)

    Hmm... Okane Ga Nai, Loveless, Sensitive Pornograph... don't recognize the last one.

    lina7391(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. The last one is a Death Note fan art. I just liked it is all. I'm a sucker for cuddlies. Thanks for entering :D

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  14. Hi, Mom!!

    I'm a big yaoi manga and anime fan. I also love m/m novels, romance, mystery, fantasty, etc.

    Two of my favorite yaoi manga are Junjo Romantica and The Finders series. I love Sensitive Porn, both manga and anime.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for entering. I haven't seen/read The Finders series, so I'll have to check it out!

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