Friday, 31 January 2014
Why I enjoy reading gay spanking romance.
In the run up to Love Spanks I have been doing a lot of thinking about this. How did I end up helping out in what is essentially an F/f event.
In my "real" life, before I started writing it would never have occurred to me to read gay romance. Why would I have? - m/f is what makes me tick.
Then once I joined the spanking fiction community, I got to know some of the LGBT writers and their work, at first through the Saturday Spankings bloghop, then better on facebook and it was a natural progression of that friendship to read some of their writing.
I started with Anastasia Vitsky's The Way Home. What a great place to start with F/f. What I loved was the empathy I felt with the characters, getting to know them. It was also pretty much PG rated, and therefore a great starting point. To tell the truth by the end of the book, I really wanted more intimate details. I was by now very curious. I've read almost all of Anastasia's books and thoroughly enjoyed each one but my favourite to date has to be Mira's Miracle
Then next I read Thianna D's As Natural As Breathing M/M this time. And again, it was a gentle opener, and I wanted it to get much hotter. I'm delighted to say it did get hotter and deeper in Took My Breath Away.
Then I started reading other F/F writers - Check out Penelope Hasler and Alice Dark for some deliciously naughty writing.
I think one of the reasons it appeals to me is that it takes the nagging gender issue out of it. Sometimes with M/f I can't help myself getting a little annoyed at how the man thinks he is always right, even if he's proven wrong later. Yeah, I know, occupational hazard, but of course there is that modern thinking and Irish stubborn streak that kicks in in spite of the fact that I'm a confirmed spanko. Sometimes I cut my nose off to spite my face. :D Once the gender issue is removed I can get my kicks without my inner willful brat rearing her ugly head.
Maybe I just need a good spanking :D