#MFRWauthor ~ Bromance? Or Nomance (K.A. Raines)

MFRW’s Week 38 Blog Prompt: MM Books: write them? Read them? Why or why not?

When I was a teenager, I was a huge Anne Rice fan. While not blatant, there are homoerotic undertones to her writing, specifically detectable between her male protagonist vampires Louis and Lestat, as well as between Louis and Armand in Interview with the Vampire. It’s not blatant, and as a younger reader I wasn’t aware that there was anything to be read between the lines. It wasn’t until I became more mature and reread the first few books of Rice’s Vampire Chronicles that I picked up on it – and found the prospect appealing. Literature and film of the past century have painted the vampire as charming and alluring, qualities that would assist in drawing in unsuspecting prey. Such fodder is inherently erotic, and the idea of multiple deceitfully charming predators is too delicious an idea.

While I have a personal preference for hetero stories – it’s what I primarily write – it’s certainly not a requirement, as I’ve developed a healthy appreciation for stories featuring men only. What can I say? I love men and the wide variety of packages in which they come. I love charming vampire antiheroes. I love dirty, crossbow-wielding zombie-hunters. I love biker-gang bad-boys. Well-dressed federal agents (preferably FBI, not IRS). Just give me MEN. Like in this video…

Thanks for reading and be sure to comment and tell me: What’s your favorite non-canon MM fantasy from any movie, TV, or book series??

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5 thoughts on “#MFRWauthor ~ Bromance? Or Nomance (K.A. Raines)

  1. deesknight September 18, 2020 / 1:24 pm

    LOL! You are so right–I like men. But especially men who are confident and know what they want. And I like romance, so give it to me in most any form.

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    • K.A. Raines September 19, 2020 / 7:08 am

      You’re so right, Dee – confident men are especially sexy! But I think vulnerable ones have an appeal as well. 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a moment to comment!

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  2. fionamcgier September 18, 2020 / 5:12 pm

    HI! Found ya. I used to judge in the EPIC contest every year, and I’m not easily offended, so I got sent a lot of M/M stuff. I enjoyed it–after all, a well-told story is good no matter who the ones hitting the sheets together are. Though I must say, the trope of multiple men, particularly brothers, sharing one woman always makes me laugh. I raised 3 boys and 1 girl, and the boys would never even share their toys! The idea that they’d share a woman–maybe even be naked in front of each other while doing so? It makes me snort coffee out through my nose.

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    • K.A. Raines September 19, 2020 / 7:01 am

      LMAO! *clears throat* At the risk of incriminating a much (much) younger, wilder version of myself, it may not be as farfetched as it seems… (Shh…Don’t tell anyone!) Lol thank you for finding me and for your comments!

      -Kari

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      • fionamcgier September 19, 2020 / 4:03 pm

        Ah, yes, don’t we all have those kinds of memories of our younger selves? And if we don’t, why the hell not? I’ve always said that youth being wasted on the young doesn’t apply to me–I didn’t waste my youth–I enjoyed every minute of it! And enjoyed quite a few youths also. I plan to be the old woman rocking in a chair at the assisted living place, laughing about the anecdotes I can share about what I did when I was young. When I was young, streaking was a thing. ‘nough said.

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