Welcome back to Buy a Book, Tell a Friend!
This week Hunter Frost
visits the blog. I met Hunter in #ThursThreads #flashfiction challenge when she came to write for a special Valentine's Month of Love event in February 2014. I was struck with Hunter's writing style and voice, and was thrilled to find out she lived in Las Vegas like me. Except I moved before we could connect in person. :( Hunter writes sexy M/M romance set in contemporary times. Today I
asked her one question about why and how she chose her pen name.
BBTF: You write m/m romance. What first interested you in the genre and how did you get started?
Hunter: Since I love to read m/f romance, I often
scour bookseller websites for new and interesting titles. During one of my
searches I happened upon a historical western romance. Reading the blurb, I
quickly found the story featured two men as the main couple. I was in shock.
Not because gay romance novels existed, but that I had no idea they did and had never come across them in my
twenty-five years of reading romance. I felt cheated and utterly naïve. A whole
other beautiful, erotic, and deeply emotional world had been kept from me all
those years. I was not about to be kept in the dark for long. That story led me
to seek out a plethora of others. Soon I had completely immersed myself in the
works of a healthy variety of m/m authors. I completely fell in love with the
I knew I wanted to write stories like these,
but where did I start? Well, I read everything I could find on the craft of m/m
romance - mostly blogs and articles written by authors I already had the
pleasure of reading. Honestly, m/m writing isn’t much different than m/f
writing - the mechanics and structure remain the same - but there are minor issues
that require research and experts. Somehow I got the courage to contact my
favorite authors in the genre and ask them for advice. I was astounded by their
responses and their generosity. The m/m romance community is filled with some
of the kindest people I know, and I credit my first publication to their
support. From there, I keep looking forward and meeting new people who write
romance of all kinds and I’m proud to be able to participate in such a diverse
community. Thank you, Siobhan, for allowing me the opportunity to share part of
my experience with your readers.
Diversity is the spice of life, I agree. Great choice, Hunter.
:) You can find out more about Hunter Frost's books on her website. Be sure to buy a book and tell a friend. Happy reading!