Queer Romance Month 2015

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Crazy Dreams by Sandy Lowe

Everyone thought I was crazy. Seriously. I suppose that’s not an unfair reaction to the news I planned to move half way across the world to work for a woman I’d met online and a company no one in my, then limited, circle of acquaintances...

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Love is Love by Carole Mortimer

I began writing romance novels 37 years ago—I was ten at the time, I hope you realise!—and if I’ve learned nothing else during those years, it’s that real love, in all its many guises, is too precious and rare not to be embraced...

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How, In This World by Mia West

This post looked pretty different a week ago. It was going to be a lighthearted, self-deprecating, and hopefully humorous thing that asked, “What makes this middle-class, white, cis-female US citizen think she can write [insert a variety of...

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Fade to Black by Geonn Cannon

It’s finally happening. Two characters you’ve been following for twenty or ten or even just two chapters have admitted how they feel about each other. They’re alone in a room, looking deep into each other’s eyes, and then it happens:...

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The we of me by Joanna Chambers

“It happened that green and crazy summer when Frankie was twelve years old. This was the summer when for a long time she had not been a member. She belonged to no club and was a member of nothing in the world…” The Member of the Wedding...

Why I Wrote Cam Girl by Leah Raeder

I wrote my third novel, Cam Girl, for a very personal reason: because I couldn’t put off being honest with myself about my gender identity any longer. And like most writers, I deal with things best (well, at all) by writing them...

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We All Need Stories by Cole McCade

The other day I was looking at a well-known book mailing list advertiser who shall, for this post, remain nameless. Just checking out pricing, the sign-up process, etc. And while I was looking at the form to submit, I was faced with a dropdown...

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We All Need Stories by Alex Beecroft

I had a great comment on Trowchester Blues from someone on Tumblr the other day rejoicing in the fact that they had found bisexual representation in literature. It was great for me to know that I had made someone’s day by letting them...

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My Friend Danny by Kim Dare

I have an imaginary friend. His name is Danny. He’s only recently moved out of his parents’ house and into his own flat. He’s in his early twenties and on his own for the first time. Unfortunately, this whole “being an independent...

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Queer by John Goode

Queer is a bad word. I know it’s a bad word because we, as a group, have had to take that word and make something positive out of it. We use it as a term of empowerment, of identity instead of the way it is hurled at us by others. Other...

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Not Just For Me by EE Ottoman

I want to change the story. That’s why I write, especially books with trans characters in them. Last year I wrote Why We Need Trans Romance and I’ve been thinking about that all year. Why is trans romance important to me? Why do I...

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Dear Auto-buy Authors, by Annabeth Albert

Thank you to the tireless organizers of Queer Romance Month! This is a huge undertaking, and I appreciate the chance to be a part of it! For my post this year, I was thinking a lot about my favorite comfort reads—the books I turn to when...