Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Queer Romance & Weren’t Particularly Afraid to Ask
What it is
Queer Romance Month is a month long celebration of romance across the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Every day in October, we publish three to four posts from a variety of readers, writers, bloggers and other brilliant people. Our contributors come from all corners of Romancelandia, united by our belief that love is love, romance is romance, and sexuality is not a sub-genre.
On the website, we’ll be showcasing essays, think pieces, flash fiction, and other good things inspired by this year’s theme: We All Need Stories.
You’ll also find us around the blogosphere all month long, bringing you exclusive interviews, audio clips and video readings from our wonderful contributors.
Why it’s awesome
Because everyone involved in Queer Romance Month is terribly brilliant and sexy.
More seriously, it’s a chance to talk about books you love or discover books you’re going to love in an exciting, diverse and enthusiastic community.
There’ll be actual, legit, brand new content from a wide range of writers who we hope you’ll already think are fabulous or will decide are fabulous after you read them.
We hope you’ll laugh and cry and think and find something that speaks to you.
Also we give away free stuff.
How to get involved
You can visit us daily at www.queerromancemonth.com. Subscribe by email or add our RSS to your feed-reader of choice. Err, assuming people still do that. You can also follow us on Twitter at @QueerRomance, which will alert you when new posts go up.
You can also snag one of our gorgeous badges to display on your own site or use temporarily as a Facebook or Twitter icon to show your support of Queer Romance Month.
Tweet to us, leave us comments, enter our giveaways – we’re here to share our stories and we love hearing from people.
- Favourite queer romance
CRY TO HEAVEN by Anne Rice (not exactly a romance but it was my first and therefore a forever favorite)
THE VINTNER’S LUCK by Elizabeth Knox (also not exactly a romance although it is a love story and the most beautiful one I’ve ever read)
- Favourite non-queer romance
A CHRISTMAS PROMISE by Mary Balogh. It’s a Christmas romance full of hate-fucking. Try to find another one of THOSE if you can.
- A queer romance you’d recommend to a newcomer
THE MAGPIE LORD by KJ Charles. So sexy AND funny which is a rare and wonderful combination.
- Tell us about your book(s)
THE ORIGINAL SINNERS series is queer BDSM erotic romance/erotica/nobody can figure out what genre this series is. It features Mistress Nora, a quirky and beautiful Dominatrix, her various lovers and clients, her adventures in love, lust, and femdom, and her mildly complicated love affair with a Catholic priest. For starters.
- What do you think is the future of queer romance?
I truly believe in a few years there will be a Harlequin Series line like Harlequin Presents Queer Romance. There will be male/male romances from mainstream publishing houses on the bestseller lists and female/female romances being made into Hollywood movies. I can’t wait!
Tiffany’s contribution to Queer Romance Month – “A Toast to Queer Romance” – will be published on 3rd October.
“I didn’t learn tolerance from reading a novel about bisexual men in love with each other. I learned love.”
Tiffany Reisz is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning Original Sinners series for Mira Books (Harlequin/Mills & Boon). Tiffany’s books inhabit a sexy shadowy world where romance, erotica and literature meet and do immoral and possibly illegal things to each other. She describes her genre as “literary friction,” a term she stole from her main character, who gets in trouble almost as often as the author herself.
She lives in Oregon. If she couldn’t write, she would die.
About The Angel
No safe word can protect the heart
Infamous erotica author and accomplished dominatrix Nora Sutherlin is doing something utterly out of character: hiding. While her longtime lover, Søren—whose fetishes, if exposed, would be his ruin—is under scrutiny pending a major promotion, Nora’s lying low and away from temptation in the lap of luxury.
Her host, the wealthy and uninhibited Griffin Fiske, is thrilled to have Nora stay at his country estate, especially once he meets her traveling companion. Young, inexperienced and angelically beautiful, Michael has become Nora’s protégé, and this summer with Griffin is going to be his training, where the hazing never ends.
But while her flesh is willing, Nora’s mind is wandering. To thoughts of Søren, her master, under investigation by a journalist with an ax to grind. And to another man from Nora’s past, whose hold on her is less bruising, but whose secrets are no less painful. It’s a summer that will prove the old adage: love hurts
Thanks for your post, Ms. Reisz. I’ve read and enjoyed The Magpie Lord and A Christmas Promise, and I have a couple of your books on my to be read shelves. Thanks for pointing out a couple of authors who are new to me. Have a great month!