Author Archives: erincmcrae

Guest Post: Talking Queer Romance with SA Collins

Today we’re thrilled to have fellow queer romance writer SA Collins with us to talk about his new book Angels of Mercy Volume 2, Marco. It’s a tough gig to be a writer. Whoever said, “eh, stories aren’t so hard to … Continue reading

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Sunday at the Spy Museum

On Sunday, the day after OutWrite DC, which we’ll write about later, Racheline and I and our partners (who were very game) trekked downtown to the Spy Museum, because we are the kind of nerds who need to research outlandish … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: Circling Back, by Amanda Young

Today we’re pleased to have Amanda Young here on the blog, with the cover reveal of her new M/M/F erotic romance book, which is out on August 10. A second chance is only the beginning… Stella fled home at seventeen … Continue reading

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Why universal adjunct hell?

Being an adjunct professor, as Carl and the three other professors he shares an office with are, is kind of a pit. They work insanely long hours, teaching and grading, before they even get to spend time on their own … Continue reading

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Our utter inability to resist (or avoid) farce, in art and in life

One of my and Racheline’s favorite story elements to play with is farce. Sure, we write a lot about death and coping with the difficult realities of relationships and life, but we even in our most serious stories we keep … Continue reading

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Romance in Academia: When the two don’t (and when they really, really do) mix

We knew “Adjunct Hell” was going to be about academia even before we knew it was going to be an age difference story. I mean, sure, it took us about .5 seconds to go from “we should write a story … Continue reading

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Adjunct Hell and our ongoing fascination with age difference narratives

Like many of our stories, “Adjunct Hell” is, among other things, an age difference story. Our interest in writing relationships with age differences comes from a lot of difference places. Sometimes, it’s just fun (and sexy) to write stories about … Continue reading

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Adjunct Hell: Why We Love Mixed-Orientation Anthologies (And why you should, too!)

One of the things that has Erin and I looking so forward to reading the Young Love, Old Hearts anthology is that it is a mixed-orientation anthology with both M/M and F/F stories.  These mixed-orientation anthologies often seem to us … Continue reading

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May/December Relationships and power dynamics: flipping the scales

Power dynamics are often a huge issue in May/December relationships. For some readers, that’s the draw. For others, it’s a turnoff. For us, with Midsummer, which features a couple with a 17 year age difference (they’re 25 and 42), it … Continue reading

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The Appeal of May/December and summer romance

The May/December trope is one that Racheline and I keep coming back to. Sometimes, it happens almost accidentally; as cowriters, we are sixteen years apart in age, and having characters with a large age gap between them lets there be … Continue reading

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