Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Guest Author: Introducing Monica Corwin and Forbidden Attraction *Book Giveaway*

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for having me on today. You asked me to talk about my new book and what inspired me to write it. First off, let me climb on the soapbox, *climbs up, gets situated* I believe romance should be for everyone and for a long time it wasn't. The reason I started writing M/M erotic romance is because of my friend Nick. While I was in the Army I watched him struggle with himself because he couldn't come out, be himself. I saw how that affected him and it also affected me. Later on when I sat down to write a short story I thought about him and how he wouldn't enjoy the romance that I enjoy, or at least not as much, so I decided to write something he would enjoy. It grew from there. I think romance should be for everyone and it never will be with one type of romance being mainstream. Not to bring up issues but it's like marriage. It's always been done this one way and now it's starting to change and the definition of legal marriage is changing to encompass everyone.

*climbs off soapbox*

So, this book was inspired by my friend Nick. You don't see him in the characters but he is there in the spirit of the piece. He is a very beautiful person.

I have plans to one day write a F/F but I'm not quite ready for it yet. I think as a straight woman it's just harder for me to get into the heads of the women for a F/F piece but I'll get there one day. I also love writing regular and kink stories for M/F couples too. Like I said, everyone.

I just want to thank Katie for having me on her blog and allowing me ramble at everyone briefly. I would also like to thank everyone who supported me so I could get here and everyone who has read or will read my books. You can think whatever you like about them but thank you for taking the time to read it.

Monica Corwin

Bio: Monica Corwin is an outspoken writer who dreams of making romance and erotica accessible to everyone, no matter their preferences. When not writing romance, Monica spends time finishing her degree in English and working full time while raising her beautiful shiny new daughter. You can find Monica at her website and on Twitter: @monica_corwin.

Synopsis: After seeing another high profile CEO torn apart by the media when he came out of the closet, Cole Roberts refuses to go down that road. Dating his business partner seemed like the right idea until she caught him in a compromising position with his secretary -- his male secretary.

Hurting his friend was never the intention, but Robin Eckhart ignites him so his desires are impossible to ignore. When Robin comes back to the office to pick up his belongings Cole offers him a promotion he can't refuse.


I have a copy of Forbidden Attraction to give away to one lucky winner. For your chance to win, leave a comment here for Monica by Sunday, 12/9. Also, over on Monica's website, she's giving away a Nook Simple Touch or a Kindle Paper White (ends 12/19). Click here to enter.


Rebe said...

What a great inspiration for writing, Monica! I can't wait to check out your book!

Chrisbails said...

This sounds like a great book. I love reading and love reading all different genres. The M/M genre is new for me and I love it. To me, I think it is very sexy to read about 2 men kissing and being together. I also think it is very sexy to see two guys kissing, yummy.
Definately adding you to my must try/buy list Monica. Thanks for the giveaway.
christinebails at yahoo dot com

June M. said...

Great post. I love how you were thinking of your friend when you sat down to write this story. Coming out would have to be difficult or a person to do. I never could understand why guys liked the thought of two women together until I read my first M/M story. Although that still doesn't do anything for me, two hot guys together is very sexy :)
Great looking book. I will have to add it to my wishlist.
manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

Mary Preston said...

You should get up on your soapbox more often. I loved what you had to say.