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WHERE ARE THE SHENANIGANS! AND KISSING!

  • Mar. 5th, 2011 at 8:48 PM
branewurms: (Utena - secret of the Rose Bride)
Guys, I just want to read some gay/lesbian sff that primarily consists of KISSING and SHENANIGANS. Why does this not seem to exist? I keep checking out gay books here and there and... they're not scratching the itch. None of them. I mean, some of them are pretty good! And I am all for a good story that happens to have gay main characters! But. I really, really want to read about some silly shenanigans and kissing, you guys. Silly shenanigans and kissing between two dudes or two ladies. (eta: Or you know, more than two dudes or two ladies. OT3s ftw.)

Hilarious madcap misadventures! Crossdressing spies! Dashing thieves! Jaded detectives! Mad scientists and magicians! Explosions! Airships! Swordfights! Gunfights! Pirates! Ninjas! Mind-exploding sexual tension! Snarky OTPs! Conversations held entirely in subtext! KISSING, FOR GOD'S SAKE, KISSING!

I WANT A GAY BOOK THAT IS ENTIRELY MADE OF THIS.

Does... does anyone know if this exists? T___T

(Smut completely welcome but optional. What I am really craving is the CHEMISTRY. And, uh, kissing. And shenanigans. I mean, basically what I am saying is I like smut but I don't want smut that gets in the way of SHENANIGANS and SNARKING and EXPLOSIONS and doesn't allow for the whole mind blowing sexual tension bit because that's what I'm really after here.)

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gossymer: (* kiss - almost - UST)
[personal profile] gossymer wrote:
Mar. 6th, 2011 11:11 am (UTC)
Oh man, made a post last month since I was desperate for a good m/m novel and...I'm still trying stuff ^^ I just want that chemisty and kissing and yes, the smut can be completely non-existant.

For superheroes and boy on boy action, there is Hero by Perry Moore :D Not sure if you've read it already though ^^ Have the ebook on GB if you're interested :3
branewurms: (Default)
[personal profile] branewurms wrote:
Mar. 6th, 2011 05:08 pm (UTC)
I've heard of it and read a sample but haven't yet been able to get my hands on it (running out of gift card money, oh noes!). So YES actually quite interested...
gossymer: (Default)
[personal profile] gossymer wrote:
Mar. 7th, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
Invite sent! You can accept over here - just look at the ebook tag in the comm :D
branewurms: (Default)
[personal profile] branewurms wrote:
Mar. 7th, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)
TY!
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (bird: falcon)
[personal profile] boundbooks wrote:
Mar. 6th, 2011 02:26 pm (UTC)
Hm. Well, my recommendation is definitely fails the silly/hilarious madcap adventures part.

However, it definitely meets the chemistry, snark, kissing (definitely with a lot of smut) and PLOT criteria.

I highly recommend Manna Francis' The Administration series for people who like m/m stories and/or really well done dystopian futures.

Both main characters are bi, rather than gay, but the primary relationship is m/m. They're just damn good stories. Honestly, they're probably the most realistic example of a dystopian future that I've ever read. It's a fascinating world with excellent characters. They're just damn good books.

Edited 2011-03-06 02:27 pm (UTC)
branewurms: (Default)
[personal profile] branewurms wrote:
Mar. 6th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, I've heard some good things about Mind Fuck, I didn't know I could get it for free!
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (bird: yellow singing)
[personal profile] boundbooks wrote:
Mar. 6th, 2011 05:31 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, you can get pretty much 95% of her Administration work for free. Which I'm really glad for, because this thing would sadly have a hella hard time finding a traditional, commercial publisher like DAW or Tor. I mean, it's dystopian sci-fi m/m stories with strong romantic drama elements, political social critique and explicit BDSM. Oh, and excellent secondary female characters. I totally adore Warrick's sister, who crops up later in the series.

She has a small press publisher now, but if it wasn't available online I doubt many people would have heard of/read her work due to the distribution limitations/publicity limitations of small presses. Anyhow, yeah. Totally worth reading her work. :D

Edited 2011-03-06 05:32 pm (UTC)

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