- Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Ennis (Heath Ledger) in “Brokeback Mountain”, the classic film based on a short story by Annie Proulx. The relationship is heartbreaking but the kiss the lovers share when they are reunited after their time at Brokeback Mountain is incredibly sexy and passionate.
- Trevor Wright and Brad Lowe in “Shelter”. This is a wonderfully romantic gay film and the stars have amazing chemistry.
- Maurice (James Wilby) and Alec (Rupert Graves)’s first kiss in “Maurice”, the film based on the classic gay novel by E. M. Forster.
- The first kiss between Allan Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) and Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan) in “Kill Your Darlings” (2013). This is a biographical film about 1940s American Beat movement writers featuring “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe.
- There are various kisses to choose from in “Torch Song Trilogy” but the forbidden kiss shared between Alan (Matthew Broderick) and Ed (Brian Kerwin) is incredibly sexy.
- Dennis (Timothy Olyphant) and Kevin (Andrew Keegan) in “The Broken Hearts Club”. As the title suggests, none of the romantic relationships go smoothly in this film but the one between Dennis and Kevin, who is just coming out of the closet, is particularly poignant.
- X (Derek Magyar) and Andrew (Darryl Stephens) in “Boy Culture”. X is a prostitute who struggles to accept love and Andrew is one of his roommates in this sexy, intriguing film.
- Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline) and Peter Malloy (Tom Selleck) in “In and Out”. It’s always great to see a gay kiss in a mainstream movie and this is a fun comedy.
- The wonderful kiss on the beach between Father Greg Pilkington (Linus Roache) and Graham (Robert Carlyle) in “Priest” (1994). This is a controversial film, the gay feelings the priest has being only one element, but the relationship between the men has a raw, desperate quality.
- Aaron (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian (Wes Ramsey) in “Latter Days” (2003). Aaron is a Mormon missionary who falls for his out-and-proud neighbour and goes through a lot of heartache to decide what he wants. I love the way you see the characters grow into better people during the film.
I know a lot of people, including me, like to read reviews of books before deciding whether or not to buy them, so here’s a list of all the websites I know of that review gay m/m books. A lot of them have book giveaways and author interviews too. I haven’t included Goodreads, as they review every genre rather than specifically m/m novels, but they have great reviews, interviews and groups to join as well. If you are aware of any that I’ve missed please let me know and I’ll add them to the list.
- Boy Meets Boy Reviews
- Gay Book Reviews
- Gay Guy Reading & Friends (GGR Review)
- Inked Rainbow Reads
- Joyfully Jay
- Just Love: Romance Novel Reviews
- Love Bytes Same Sex Book Reviews
- MM Good Book Reviews
- Prism Book Alliance
- Rainbow Book Reviews
- Rainbow Gold Reviews
- Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews
- The Blogger Girls
- The Novel Approach
- Under the Covers Book Blog
- Zipper Rippers
I’m feeling happy and nervous as my first novel is now for sale here (Amazon.com) and here (Amazon.co.uk) at Amazon. I really hope readers will like it. A massive thank you to the Pen & I writing group for feedback and advice, to Karen and Jenny for hours of proofreading, to Kanaxa for the beautiful book cover and to my friends and family for all the support.
Fantasy, Supernatural and Historical Genres
My favourite authors have interesting complex characters, fast-paced exciting plots, a detailed background world – particularly important in fantasy or supernatural novels – and a strong romance. They write books that I re-read again and again.
Lynn Flewelling’s Nightrunner series is one of my all-time favourites. Alec and Seregil are lovable characters who grow and change over the novels. Their romance is slow-burn over the first couple of novels but that Continue reading “Must-Read M/M Authors”
If there’s anything better than having a great book to lose yourself in, it’s having an entire series and the supernatural genre is one that I love. Here’s a review of my favourites with the important combination of complex, likeable characters, a compelling romance, an interesting supernatural world and a strong plot.
Jordan L Hawk has 3 wonderful paranormal series on the go at the moment with a fourth on the way. The Whyborne and Griffin books begin with Widdershins which introduces the reader to the main characters. Continue reading “Best M/M Supernatural Book Series”
A Destructive Power is a gay m/m novella, set earlier in time in the same supernatural universe as my Human Hybrids trilogy. Download it for free by clicking on the title above then downloading the PDF or read a description of it on my Books page.
Hi, I’m Clare – welcome to my blog for posts about the gay male/male novels I write as well as about m/m writing in general. I hope you enjoy reading these posts and would love to hear feedback.