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Title: Take Your Pick
Author: Missy Welsh
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Thorny Sterling
Genre: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Menage/Poly, New Adult
Peter Kim has been in love with his five best friends since junior high. Now attending college, they share a house, but none of them know how Pete really feels.
Until the five of them come home early to find Pete masturbating while watching a video of them all on vacation near a river last summer.
Devastated and embarrassed, Pete is sure they’ll kick him out come morning. Accepting him as the only gay one among them is one thing, but knowing he lusts after them? All of them? They couldn’t possibly accept that.
But when Pete wakes up the next morning, he’s shocked to discover his housemates have a proposition for him. He’ll choose one of them each day, and they promise to do whatever he wants—including sex—for a full twelve hours.
And, yeah, they’re serious.
Missy’s 10 M/M Romance Subgenres & the Books That Rock Them
There seems to be a lot of lists and discussions—and a few arguments—about the “official” subgenres under the umbrella of Romance. Many places list M/M Romance as a subgenre, so I’ve decided to list the 10 subgenres as I see them, with M/M as the umbrella.
This is actually a difficult one because so many stories set in a Contemporary time period also incorporate another subgenre. But I think these stories cover the modern man’s struggle with anything else being secondary to that:
Promises by Marie Sexton
Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan
I have a particular fondness for Highlanders and Native Americans—yes, the old bodice-rippers!—but in M/M I really love the stories set in the 19th Century. There’s something delicious about those starched and proper gentlemen now ripping off cravats, waistcoat buttons flying thither and dither.
Discreet Young Gentlemen by MJ Pearson
Think of England by KJ Charles
Here are your shifters of every fur, feather, and scale, your vampire clans, ghosts, demons, and anything else that goes bump in the night. (I actually wrote “hump” the first time! Which isn’t exactly inaccurate.)
Among the Living (Psycops #1) by Jordan Castillo Price
Cronin’s Key by N.R. Walker
While these often have a mystery to solve, they aren’t a steady deduction of clues with the occasional surprise twist. Romantic Suspense, to me, is an edge-of-your-seat kind of read. You turn the page because you can’t not know what happens next. Needing to know if one or the other character will live is often a big question—though it’s a romance, so you know they will.
A Matter of Time (A Matter of Time #1) by Mary Calmes
Dangerous Ground (Dangerous Ground #1) by Josh Lanyon
I’m someone who doesn’t mind on-page sex in a Young Adult book, though I’ll admit to not being a parent—I think that makes all the difference. For either YA or New Adult books, I think the level of description of that sex depends on the type of book and how important the details are to the character or the plot. I think it’s entirely possible to have a spectacular book that has a lot or none at all.
Poster Boy (Theta Alpha Gamma #5) by Anne Tenino
How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by JC Lillis
Some people overlap Paranormal with Fantasy since they both deal with unexplained phenomenon. I like to separate out those stories that have a more magical theme. Often times, these stories have historical or alternate history settings, but it’s the magic that sets them apart there too.
Widdershins (Whyborne & Griffin #1) by Jordan L. Hawk
The Archer’s Heart by Astrid Amara
I like to include Time Travel and anything taking place in a futuristic setting—post-apocalyptic, alternate history resulting in a radically altered present or future—as well as stories set in space or featuring aliens, as Sci-fi. This is one of my favorite genres from growing up on a diet of Star Trek.
His Own Devices by Jessica Freely
Blind Space by Marie Sexton
These are the stories with a crime to solve, a time limit, and a death threat or two. Sometimes they’re suspenseful, but often it’s about mental deduction over bullets or brawn. A badge isn’t necessary, but moxie definitely is. Often, it’s the calculating beta hero who shines, not the bullish alpha.
Catch Me If You Can (Romano & Albright #1) by LB Gregg
Stranger on the Shore by Josh Lanyon
In case you’re wondering where it is, I’m putting BDSM-themed stories here. Why? Because, IMHO, they are very often more erotic than romantic. Whatever else might be going on in the subplots, however awesome that might be, the main focus of Erotic Romances is the sex.
Strain by Amelia C. Gormley
Hot Head by Damon Suede
Ah, the cowboy. I like to separate out this subgenre from Historical or Contemporary simply because it often stands alone in other genres and has such unique settings and experiences. It’s a very closed world that requires very specific research to write well.
Pulling Leather by LC Chase
Longhorns by Victor J. Banis
So how did I do? Any you disagree with? Think better represent the subgenre? I’d love to discuss it with you—or get new-to-me books to read!
I watched them pile into the behemoth Devon’s mom had loaned for tonight’s trip up to Cleveland. They all looked good in their club clothes. Nothing flashy or too tight, but I’d spread some fashion sense around and they’d believed me every time. Not a single girl would be able to resist my boys.
Of course, there would be plenty of boys who’d be unable to resist them either.
Just like me.
I waved as they drove off, equal parts relieved and lonely. I didn’t want to let them go without me, but I had been wound way too tight lately. I had on one other piece of clothing—the tightest pair of briefs I owned—just to help mask the boner I kept springing every time I’d been near them for the past three days.
Something had to give, and it was going to happen in a gush of orgasmic heat all over my fist.
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About the Author
Meet Missy Welsh:
Missy Welsh stares into space a lot, has conversations with cats, takes notes while people-watching, records conversations (not the ones with cats), named her laptop Norbert and her phone Pushkin, has backups of her backups’ backups, faints at the sight of a misused semi-colon, and will often ask socially unacceptable questions of strangers.
Basically, she’s a writer.
Where to find Missy Welsh:
Missy Welsh Book News (email list), http://bit.ly/1coHgOY
All Romance eBooks Author Page, http://bit.ly/1VanTjS
Amazon Author Page, http://amzn.to/P6ilxR
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