Writing Women in M/M Romance

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As Racheline and I were writing Starling (Love in Los Angeles, Book One), we were surprised when people kept telling us that readers of M/M romance don’t want women in gay romance books. Not in platonic relationships, and certainly not in romantic or (in the case of bi characters) sexual relationships.

We were disconcerted, in part because we had so many women characters in Starlingwho were central to the story, the plot, and the lives of our two main protagonists Paul and Alex — who, yes, are two gay men. And while Racheline and I didn’t set out to buck the (apparently) conventional wisdom that “no one wants women in m/m books,” we also weren’t interested in excising those women characters from the story.

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