What could be better than 150 m/m stories? 150 free m/m stories.
The M/M Goodreads group is posting another round of member stories. The event is called Love is Always Write, and it’s a great way to try out new-to-you authors and read a free story from one of your favorites too. The first story has been posted in celebration of the group’s membership passing the 6,000 members mark!
The rest of the stories will be coming in a week, two per day for the next 2.5 months. If you’re not already a member of the group, you can join here (Due to the adult content in this group, you must be at least 18 to join).
More information about the Love is Always Write Event
To read the stories
All four volumes of Don’t Read in the Closet (an M/M Romance Collection) are now available to download for free at All Romance eBooks and Goodreads.
The list of participating authors is huge, and the collection is a great way to try out some of the wonderful new and established writers in m/m romance. I’m honored my short story “Swept Away” was included in this collection.
Hopefully I didn’t miss listing any of the authors. Congratulations to all and a huge thanks to those in the M/M Romance Group at Goodreads who did all the formatting and hard work of putting the collection together as ebooks and making them available at Goodreads and All Romance eBooks.
If you pick up your own copy of these free reads, I hope you find some wonderful new authors to read.
Jade Archer – CUPID‘S BEAU (Fantasy/Friends to Lovers )
J. P. Barnaby – END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT (First Love )*
Sarah Black – SUCKER-PUNCH (Athlete/Hurt-Comfort )
Scarlet Blackwell – BREAKING WAVES (Surfing/Angst )
Penny Brandon – FINDING JACK (Cowboys/Mild BDSM )
Lee Brazil – BE A BAD BOY (First-Time/Family Drama )
Cardeno C. – WOMAN WITH A DILDO (Friends to Lovers )
L.C. Chase – OPEN TACKLE (Friends to Lovers )*
Kim Dare – MASOCHISM 101 (BDSM/Friends to Lovers )
S.J. Frost – A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY (Musicians/Rivals to Lovers )
Jeanette Grey – HEART AND SOUL (Friends to Lovers )
Jambrea Jo Jones – WILD BLUE YONDER (Military )*
Pender Mackie by DOG DAYS OF SUMMER (Blue Collar/First Date )
KM Mahoney – SHOW & TELL (College/First-time )
JL Merrow – BEAR NAKED (First-time/Bears )
M.J. O’Shea – BRIDGES (First Love )*
Neil S. Plakcy – PHOTO BOOTH (Cowboys/FBI )
Dustin Adrian Rhodes – STORM OF PASSION (Friends to Lovers )
Jaime Samms – MOURNING (Hurt/Comfort )*
Justin South – REFLECTIONS (First Love/Hurt-Comfort )
Zach Sweets – LUSCIOUS LOVE (Coming out/Food Kinky )
Piper Vaughn – WANTING (First Love )*
Silvia Violet – TIME TO TELL (Military/Friends to Lover)
Deanna Wadsworth – UNSCHEDULED MAINTENANCE (Office Sex )
Stuart Wakefield – THE ELEMENTS OF LOVE (Sci-Fi/Ménage )
Alex Whitehall – HOLD ME TIGHT (Hurt-Comfort/BDSM Light )
Lisa Worrall – JUST ONE KISS (Gay-for-You/Cops )
Connor Wright – GONE TO PIECES (Sci-Fi/Mild BDSM )
Blaine D. Arden – COLOR ME (Paranormal)
Mandy Beyers – THE PRESENT IN ROOM FOUR (Rent Boy/Hurt-comfort)
JR Boyd – LABOR OF LOVE (Blue Collar)
JM Cartwright – APPEARING KNIGHTLY (Superhero)
Jaya Christopher – CODY AND THE HERMIT (BDSM/Cowboys)*
Casey Cox – BE MY BOY (D/S Slave)
Nicole Dennis – HIDDEN AMONGST STARS (1950’s Hollywood)
Megan Derr – DELIVERY WITH A SMILE (Comedy)
Taylor V. Donovan – HEATSTROKE (Angst)*
Haven Fellows – HIDDEN NEEDS (BDSM)
Kerry Freeman – KEEP ME (Angst, D/s)
Kari Gregg – THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING DENNY (Angst)
Kaje Harper – LIKE THE TASTE OF SUMMER (First-Love/1980’s)
Jason Huffman-Black – I AM THE HIGHWAY (BDSM)
Marguerite Labbe – TEARS OF THE SEA (Paranormal/Fairytales)*
Amy Lane – SUPER SOCK MAN (College/Solo-action)
Cleon Lee – BENEATH YOUR WINGS (Angel/Demon)
Jordan Sophia Lombard – FINDING HOME (Sci-fi/Military)
Sarah Madison – SURF’S UP (Role-Playing)
Angel Martinez – IF ONE DREAM SHOULD FALL AND BREAK (Sci-fi)
NJ Nielsen – SHADOWS ON THE HEART (Paranormal)
Elizabeth Noble – TAKE WHAT’S YOURS (Futuristic Sci-fi)
Adara O’Hare – CHASING THE PRICK (Hurt/Comfort)
SJD Peterson – INNOCENCE TO THE MAX (Paranormal/BDSM)*
Lily Sawyer – LAWN MOWER BOYS (Summer Love)
Andrea Speed – MY BLOODY VALENTINE (Paranormal/Sorcerer)*
DH Starr – TLC (Recovery)
Em Woods – BETWEEN FRIENDS (Action)
Mael Day – THREE MONTHS AND ELEVEN DAYS (First Time/College)
Astrid Detlefsen – THE MUSE (Established Relationship)
Sasha Devlin – STROKE OF MIDNIGHT (Werewolves/Vampires)
Ryssa Edwards – SPINNER (Military)
Tia Fielding – HAWK’S SPARROW (Werewolves)
Rachel Haimowitz – JUNGLE HEAT (Military)*
Julie Lynn Hayes – PAVANE FOR A PROUD PRINCE (Fantasy/Magic)
Valentina Heart – PLUG AND ENGAGE (BDSM/Friends to Lovers)
Lissa Kasey & Xara X.Xanakas – SINK OR SWIM (Established Couple)*
A.J. Llewellyn – CROCODILE UNDIE (M/M/M/M)
Clare London – SAY A LITTLE PRAYER (Paranormal/Angels)*
Belinda McBride – FREE TO FLY (BDSM)*
Summer Michaels – LUCKY BOY (Friends to Lovers)
Bran Mydwynter – FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE (Geeks-Nerds/Humor)
Cherie Noel – KISS AND TELL (Mild Kink)*
Lydia Nyx – MOON OVER MONTANA (Shifter/Cowboys)*
Devon Rhodes – HIS LAST RESORT (Coming Out) *
J. Rocci – JUST BREATHE OUT (First Time/College)
RJ Scott – GOT YOUR SIX (Military/ Friends to Lovers)
PD Singer – THE BOY NEXT DOOR (Friends to Lovers)*
Damon Suede – SEEDY BUSINESS (Sci-Fi)*
Ariel Tachna – YOU’RE IT (Friends to Lovers, M/M/M)
Bryl R. Tyne – ALIPIO (Fantasy) *
Missy Welsh – YOU AND BILLION BLUE TILES (First Love)*
Cooper West – HENRI’S WAR (Diesel-Punk/Film Remix)
Sara Winters – STARTING OVER (College/Athletes)
Serena Yates – ZEPH’S AWAKENING (Rescue/ Age Difference)
Mark Alders – PYROGASM (Paranormal/Firemen)
Rory Auden – BONDS AND BUBBLE RINGS (Shifters/BDSM)
Poppy Dennison – BLINDSIDED (Hurt/Comfort)
Megan Derr – PERMANENT EXHIBIT: THE GUARDIANS (Fantasy/Angels)
Charles Edward – HEROTICA: PHOTON’S STORY (Superheroes)
R L Ferguson – RIDING FOR A FALL (Cowboys/Friends-to-Lovers)
S.A. Garcia – BOUND TO BE SUITED (BDSM/Humor)
S.A. Garcia – A CURE FOR THE KING’S LUST (Wizards/Warriors)
David Greene – SNAKE BITE (Adventure/Coming of Age)
Kathleen Hayes – BROKEN (Hurt/Comfort)
Kayla Jameth – CONTROLLED FALL (Adventure/Nature)
K. Lee Klein – OUTFOXED (Rockstars/ Established-Couples)
Celia Kyle – JOY AND PAIN (BDSM/Voyeurism)
Taylor Law – WRONG TURN (Shape-shifter/Coming-out)
Elizabeth Lister – THE BEACH HOUSE (M/M/M)
Ryan Loveless – TWENTY YEARS LATER (WELCOME HOME TO THE CONQUERING HERO) (Military/Reunion)
Selah March – THE SATYR’S LAMENT (Post-Apocalyptic/ Mythology)
Michele L. Montgomery – TEARS FROM ABOVE (Angels/Light D/S)
Zahra Owens – TRUST (Organized Crime)
Sloan Parker – SWEPT AWAY (Established-Couples)
Jen Pinto – BLUE FLAMES (Sci-Fi/Masturbation)
KD Sarge – ROMEO AND JULIAN: A NEAR-TRAGEDY NEAR VERONA (Sweet-No Sex, In-the-Closet)
Kate Sherwood – TAKEN (Friends-to-Lovers, Hurt/Comfort)
K. Z. Snow – QUIET ERP (Fairies/ Non-Explicit Sex)
VJ Summers – LIAR, LIAR (Goth Club/Friends-to-Lovers)
Fae Sutherland – MORE THAN WORDS (Guy-liner/Public Sex)
Anne Tenino – WHITETAIL ROCK (Cops/Inter-Racial)
Pia Veleno – FREEDOM’S SOUVENIR (Vacation Romance)
Eden Winters – SWEET DREAMS (College/Coming-Out)
*These stories also appear in the GayRomLit Special Edition.
Sharing a few links today. Hope you find some of the articles interesting. I know I did. And I may have shed a tear or too with some of these.
Today I worked on a new short story for the upcoming “Hot July Days…M/M Style” event at the M/M Romance group on Goodreads.
For this event, members of the group wrote letters requesting a story centered around one of their favorite photos. Authors or writers in the group then volunteered to write a free short story based on the letter and picture of their choice.
Here’s the picture I selected (not sure of the original source). I fell in love with it right off.
I got a good start on the story today and have outlined the rest of it. It has a lovely romantic ending, and you all know how much I love when a couple of guys take a moment to get a little sweet with each other. Especially a couple of bears on the beach.
After the story is posted at the Goodreads group, I can add it to my website. I’ll let you all know when it’s available.
Hope you have a fabulous week!
If you haven’t checked out Goodreads or the M/M Romance group you should take a look.
What is Goodreads?
“Goodreads is the largest social network for readers in the world. We have more than 4,600,000 members who have added more than 130,000,000 books to their shelves. A place for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads members recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they’ve read and would like to read, form book clubs and much more.” (source: Goodreads)
What is the M/M Romance Group?
“The #1 resource on the internet for M/M Romance fans, this group has something for everyone.
- Book and Series Discussions
- Daily Updates on New Releases and Author News
- Book of the Month Group Reads
- Reading Challenges
- Author Info & Writing Discussions
- Erotic Photos
- Games, Contests & Quizes”
(source: M/M Romance group)
The group currently has 2700 members, and they estimate they’ll have 3000 by mid June. They are also the top 20th most popular group on Goodreads which totally kicks ass when you think about the fact that this group is based on such a small niche market. Definitely a sign that readership and love of the genre is growing.
As a reader of m/m romances, I only wish I had more time to hang out there. If you’re a reader of the genre, you should definitely think about checking out the M/M Romance group.
Once a week I post about something I’m loving (tv, movies, books, art, photos, romances, authors, or anything else) that I’ve seen or read about recently. So here’s this week’s For the love of …
I love booklovers — people who read nearly every day. People who love to lose themselves in a good story. I’ve always loved reading, but when I was a kid, I often felt like an oddball. I didn’t read the same books as everyone else I knew. That’s why I love the Internet. I can connect with other readers who have the same interests, no matter how small the market for a particular genre. As an example, I belong to a Yahoo group that discusses just one book series. It’s a lot of fun to share quotes and discuss scenes and characters while we wait for the fourth book in the series.
I joined Goodreads (“the largest social network for readers in the world”) this week, and I’m really liking the site. I haven’t added all the books I’ve read even in the past couple years, but I tried to add as many as I could from the same genre I write in. And I updated my “to read” list with a lot of the books I own but haven’t gotten around to reading yet. I try to read a little every day (it just doesn’t always work out with my writing schedule). As a writer, reading helps my own voice become stronger and helps me write with more clarity and ease. If that makes any sense. Reading fiction has always been such a big part of my life. And on Goodreads, it’s so easy to connect with other readers who also share my love of books.
So is anyone else using Goodreads? Here’s my profile information if you’d like to friend me.
Thanks for stopping. Hopefully, I’ll see you on Goodreads soon.