There are men and women falling in love every day. Sometimes the person in love falls for someone who doesn’t love them back. And sometimes the person is so filled with love that they need more than one person to share it with. At the end of everything, it isn’t the gender of the lovebirds that capture our hearts, but their story.
I guess that is part of the reason author Louisa Bacio enjoys writing so many different romantic combinations.
Within the realm of my erotic romance fiction, and life, I truly believe in the saying, “Love Knows No Bounds.” I’ve been asked about the diversity of my F/F fiction, combined with the M/M romance, and the M/M/F ménage. The letters that represent the sexes start to look like a mixed-up alphabet soup, but when it comes down to it, it’s not the gender of the individual but the person.
The erotic paranormal series The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf began with A New Orleans Threesome. At the opening of the novel, the M/M couple of Lawrence, a vampire, and Trevor, a werewolf had already been established, and they’d been exclusive for five years. Then Lily, the witch, came into the picture, and spiced up the dynamics.
As I was working on the second novel, Chains of Silver, which features Trevor’s sister, Silver, and her love interest Nick, who also happens to be a vampire hunter, I continued to get feedback from readers and reviewers that they wanted to see how Lawrence and Trevor originally got together. Since the story existed within my brain, I decide to share their history with the holiday release, The Vampire & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Christmas.
The story has naturally progressed over time. I didn’t set out to jump into the M/M world because of its popularity or to hit a niche market. For me, it’s all about that love experience, and how two people find each other, and become intimately involved.
The other series I’ve written is Sex University, with the erotic thriller Physical Education, and the F/F follow-up All-Girls Academy. The first book introduces the secondary characters of Sam and Johnny, and their story waits to be told. As an exchange student from India, Johnny’s required to return to his county. After experiencing the (sexual) freedoms of California, and more specifically San Francisco, Johnny wants to remain in the United States.
My goal as a writer is to give voice to these diverse characters, and to realistically show their journeys toward love. When I cast out for the perfect mate, I listen to their preferences. Species – whether it’s overcoming the perceived conflict between vampires and werewolves – or gender doesn’t matter since love knows no bounds.
Here’s a glimpse at my M/M paranormal (some events, such as the trip to the absinthe bar, were inspired by my time in New Orleans during GRL 2011):
The Vampire & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Christmas
Vampires and werewolves don’t mix … or do they?
Before there were three, there were two. When a vampire swoops in to save Trevor from a rogue gang’s blood sport, the werewolf must fight his own inhibitions. The magic of New Orleans and the holiday season bring together these two unlikely lovers.
Here is what Rebecca Leigh, author of Dirty Housewives, has to say:
“In her first foray into the m/m genre, Ms. Bacio sets the pages ablaze in this sexy Christmas tale featuring two irresistible characters from her The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf series. There’s nothing better on a cold winter’s night than cozying up with the vampire and the werewolf as they come together in this sizzling story. This is my Christmas present to myself.”
And here is Louisa’s generously offered prize:
Contest: Enter to win a .pdf of my upcoming novel The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: The Voodoo King, book 3 in the series, when it’s released. Or, if you like, you can choose a copy of a book from my backlist.
To enter: comment below and let us know if you have ever read any f/f romances. What did you think? There is no right/wrong answer. One winner will receive their choice of pdf from Louisa Bacio.
Contest is open until Friday, May 25th at 11:59pm (PST). Winner will be randomly selected and notified on Saturday.
**Please note that for the purpose of this – and all posts on MANtastic Fiction – gender refers to individual identity regardless of birth, lifestyle, degree of pre/post op, or any other terms of social or medical distinction. Any characters identifying as male are men, any characters identifying as female are women.