The Novel Approach welcomes Sue Brown on the In-Decision blog tour. Enjoy Sue’s guest post, then be sure to click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for the chance to win an e-copy of Lisa Worrall’s Un-Expected (to one winner), or one of three e-copies of any book from Sue Brown’s backlist (to three runners up).
Sue’s list of what not to say to an M/M romance writer
“How do you know how they… you know…”
You know, after a few years at this game I do know, but playing innocent is fun too. “What do you mean?”
“How they… um… do it.”
What are we? 12?
I have had this conversation over more dinner tables than you can believe. I love my dinner conversation. Would they ask me this question if I was writing het? Of course not.
I usually say porn, mainly for the look on their faces. They asked first! I’m not sure what horrifies them more. The fact I watch gay porn or telling them that I talk to guys. Yes, I’ve spent a lot of time asking blokes about the technical details. Some of which I can use *g*.
Look, there’s no point writing without research. It doesn’t mean I always get it right, but there’s no point describing guys swinging on chandeliers, upside down, ‘doing it’, if it’s an impossibility.
So yes, research. And some porn.
Blurb: Little Mowbury is a sleepy English village deep in the Cotswolds. The kind of village where you’re only a local if your lineage can be traced back to the dinosaurs. Where you can find everything in the single village shop from morning newspapers to dry-cleaning, and getting your shoes mended. And, of course, where everybody knows everybody else’s business. It’s easy to find… you can’t miss it… just ask anyone and they’ll tell you… “It’s left at the crossroads.”
Eighteen months ago Jason Havers lost the love of his life and it’s time to move on. Applying for the position of chef in a sleepy country pub, a million miles away from his previous life, may well be the fresh start he needs. His new employers immediately take him under their wing and before long he finds himself with a passel of new friends and a job he loves. What he doesn’t expect is Tom, a gorgeous midwife, who stirs up feelings he’s not ready to deal with.
But when someone from his previous life turns up in Little Mowbury, will Jason be able to keep them from revealing the secret he’s been keeping from those he’s come to love?
About the Author: Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she be found haunting coffee shops to feed her coffee addiction. She spends hours people-watching instead of typing. She feeds the plot bunnies, not the word count.
Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.