Saturday, 14 November 2009

Kris is bored so we get a M/M meme

Kris from Kris N Good Books -- -has come up with this meme and she has suckered  kindly asked us to join her. So Lily - from I Love Books  has tagged me and I have had to think about some of the questions but it was fun..

Rules:

1. Answer all the questions below in either the comments here or post it on your own site. If you post it on your own site you have to come back and give the link here so I/Kris can mosey on over and see if you answered correctly have a sticky beak.

2. You have to tag two other people once your done and pester them relentlessly until they do the meme too.

3. Instead of a meme image thing you have to post a cookie, preferably a twofer. It is an m/m meme after all. ;)

*rubs hands together in glee*

 


1. How long have you been reading GLBTQ fiction?
More years than I can remember - I actually started with yaoi, because I am a big anime and manga fan - so I naturally gravitated toward erotic romance..


2. What was the first book you read in this genre?
I am sorry I can't remember - but I have been through a whole lot of change with m/m fiction... from covers to blurbs to content..

One of my earliest author though was Gordon Merrick - The Lord Won't Mind


3. Are you 'out' as a reader?
Yes and no. Online I am out  and proud.....
Real life – Other than my nearest and dearest I haven't had " The Conversation" with any one in my family - but for the amount that I read and the different genre that I read, they wouldn't be surprise.
The woman from the library - definitely knows about me  - I think she gearing up to ask me out...


4. Ebooks, print or both?
80% ebooks - I still do  print, as I am supporting stuff like the library, kids into reading (Young adult cross genre program) and other stuff that are geared around print books.


5. Do you buy direct from publishers or from secondary sellers?
Both as long as I am able to get the book at a reasonable cost I am not fused….


6. Prove you're a Book Slut. How many books would you say you buy a week?
Too much to confess – this might be held in evidence against me in the future....... You never know, someone must check out those monthly credit card statement..

 


7. Are you a cover, blurb or excerpt buyer?
All to some degree - some covers call to me - literally.... Blurb, yup they have been known to hold my hand and lead me to the cashiers...
excerpt not so much, but it's been known to happen...


8. Yeah, you read reviews, but do you actually take notice of them?

Oh Yes, I do. I have to that’s how I end up finding those little gem sometimes


9. Who's your fave publisher?
It change as the quality of books they produce hit my inbox – I  am reading alot of Dreamspinners now and Blind Eye Books.
But I am good with them all really...


10. What about authors? Your top two only!!
I am not even going to go there - how can I choose two... There are my Guilty Pleasure authors like carol Lynne, Jenna Byrnes, Rhodes, etc...
Then there are my following a series authors - Ally Blue, Josh Lanyon etc...
and then there are those that are just so good - I HAVE TO READ - Andrew Grey, Jourdan Lane, Urban, Tere Michaels... etc.


11. Is there a sub-genre you particularly dis/like?
Definitely  sci-fi and historicals. I am more partial to contemporary – any mix - modern, erotica, western etc…

Love a lot of fantasy as well.


12. Short or long?? *rolls eyes* And, no, I'm not talking about cocks.
Long and thick, baby! And by that I mean I like big books. Naturally if it's good I'll take it short too. (Borrowing from Lily Here - you said nothing about borrowing)


13. Anything turn you off about m/m or is all just glorious smut to you?
A few things - Hard core BDSM, scat and any sort of non consensual scenes.


14. Finish this sentence. You know it's m/m twu wuv when...
Gonna miss this one - Yup I really am

 


15. What trope or theme are you heartily sick of in m/m romance?

  • The Broken man - Why can't two healthy fun loving man just find each other and work from there - why much one always have a history, a broken heart or some other issue...
    I support that’s half the story... You know I'm ready for authors to step up their game..
  • The big  misunderstanding
  • May/ December romance - who comes up with these phrases, but I am heartily fed up of this type of plot.



16. If you could choose any 3 characters for a m/m/m who would they be?
Jake Taggart from Bareback by Chris Owen,

Lainey from With Love by J. L. Langley.

Kevin Flattery – Car Wash – Shawn Lane

 


17. What new GLBTQ release are you most hanging out for right now?
Without a doubt  -JOCK DORM (3) - I go over to the website and lurk, stalk, all the things a maniac awaiting his next kill would be doing.


18. What GLBTQ book has completely blown you away this year?
A Note in the Margin  Isabelle Rowan
Faith & Fidelity - Tere Michaels
Bottled Up – Andrew Grey

I'll stop there – load more had their WOW moment with me….


19. What do you think we'll see more of in m/m romance in 2010?
I wouldn't be surprise to see a lot of fantasy based books - Dragon, elves that sort of thing....
I would like to see some Steampunk - But the hetero market haven't even gotten it right yet - so I can't see many a M/M author taking the leap - YET... but  I would like to se more of that. Also as much as I don’t particularly care for Sci-fi  I can just see alot of futuristic books in our M/M reading future…

 


20. Don't you agree that author Josh Lanyon should kill off arsehole character Jake Riordan?
I am not even going to go there - Kris, wherever Josh with his books takes us - I am going with it.... next thing Sheriff Kris will be rounding up her posse...
LOL

 

 

I am tagging

Jenna Byrnes – Jenna on fire

 Shawn Lane – Shawn Lane Writes Romance

11 Speak To Me:

Kris on 15 November 2009 at 21:41 said...

Ooooo, a posse. *adds to ideas list*

I LOVE the fact that your stalking a soon-to-be-released, EH. LOL. You're my kind of reader...

... but for the love of all The Book Goddesses I said TWO!!!

*throws hands in the air* I give up.

Jenna Byrnes on 16 November 2009 at 00:07 said...

I'll make my answers good enough for two, Kris. *G*

Hey, I'm a guilty pleasure! Woo hoo!

This is a great meme EH and thanks for tagging me. I'll post my answers Tuesday, along with some hot pics!

Jenna

Lily on 16 November 2009 at 03:07 said...

ROFL, I started reading #12 and was thinking "that sounds like my answer too" then I saw it was, hahaha!!

Mmmm, you picked Taggart too. I have lots of twu wuv for Taggart. He was my first M/M favorite.

I see like me you're waiting for JD3 and that you liked A Note in the Margin. I loved that book.

Erotic Horizon on 16 November 2009 at 03:38 said...

@Kris..

Dear lord I've given her new ideas - now she will torment the whole lot of us....

I couldn't resist - I couldn't resist...


*glad to add to your frustration level* grinning happily...

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 16 November 2009 at 03:40 said...

@Jenna ...

Be careful of Kris - now she's looking for convicts to rope into her posse.... I warn you.... be very careful.


Oh definitely a Guilty Pleasure....

Looking forward to your post..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 16 November 2009 at 03:46 said...

@Lily...

Kris didn't give us a guidelines did she and I loved your answer - lord help us the next time she does this... she be giving us a contract so we all toe the line...

I love Jake, Love him -I think I read and reread this book six times the year it was released...

Just read Note In The Margin - Loved it...

E.H>

Cecile on 16 November 2009 at 04:16 said...

Hey Erotic, I will be hitting your place a lot in the next few days. I need some reads for this m/m meme... Chris tagged me and you know I am a virgin when it comes to m/m reads... So, I will be scooping out the ones I told you I have always wanted to read so I can go in search for them!
Just giving you a stalker beware... I will be back!!! Hee hee!

Shawn Lane on 16 November 2009 at 18:08 said...

Kevin is flattered, of course.

Shawn Lane on 16 November 2009 at 18:11 said...

Oh and what the hell, lol. Did I just see I am tagged? Oh, lord. I'll have to do it Tuesday, I guess.

Erotic Horizon on 16 November 2009 at 18:12 said...

@Cecile..

You know I am only a click away and I am definately awaiting your first m/m book...

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 16 November 2009 at 18:14 said...

@Shawn...

I adorn Kevin, how many guys can admit with attitude that he is high maintenance - Love him..

You have definately been tagged... I so look forward to your answers...

I must warn you Kris is rounding up a Posse so be very careful.... of your answers.

E.H>