If someone told me twenty years ago that I would be writing not only erotic romance but the alternative side, I would have laughed. At that time, I was doing more mainstream and fantasy than anything. I'm not laughing anymore. My life has been a whirlwind of changes, and I found out one solid truth—love does not have a particular shape or size.
Prejudice is a disease only the human race suffers from. I've written characters from bashful to brash, each one holding a special place in my heart. For me, two men in the heat of passion is ultra sexy. The best thing about writing about two men in love is the power struggle. Not who is going to be the top or bottom but the dominance. In the end, like any lovers really, it's an equal share.
Being a huge fan of research—to the point of obsession—dabbling in the historical aspects of two homosexual lovers brings so many ideas to my head. Where do they sequester themselves away to enjoy each other's company without the fear of the law bearing down? How do they learn that the other has the same taste in partners? I think the exploration aspect has much more potential. I've found as I further my writing career, I'm really coming up with a ton of ideas in alternative romance. Though I use the same pen name for both m/m and m/f, I don't worry about confusing the reader. I think they're an intelligent lot. Besides, my journey with Evernight started with both sides. And I don't plan on stopping any time soon.
Kastil Eavenshade is the author of several M/M books. You can find her here.