Thursday, January 14, 2010

Caridad Pineiro on M/M Romance

sins of the flesh cover

Today I'm happy to have Caridad PiƱeiro, author of Sins of the Flesh, guest posting on my blog. In honor of M/M Month, Caridad is giving us her opinion on m/m romance. But first, here's a short blurb about Sins:

Caterina Shaw’s days are numbered. Her only chance for survival is a highly experimental gene treatment – a risk she willingly takes. But now Caterina barely recognizes herself. She has new, terrifying powers,an exotic, arresting body — and she’s been accused of a savage murder, sending her on the run.

Mick Carrera is a mercenary and an expert at capturing elusive, clever prey. Yet the woman he’s hunting down is far from the vicious killer he’s been told to expect: Caterina is wounded, vulnerable, and a startling mystery of medical science. Even more, she’s a beautiful woman whose innocent sensuality tempts Mick to show her exactly how
thrilling pleasure can be. The heat that builds between them is irresistible, but surrendering to it could kill them both . . . for a dangerous group is plotting its next move using Caterina as its deadly pawn.

Welcome, Caridad!

There’s a new kid in town . . .

Actually M/M romance (Male/Male for those unfamiliar with the term) has been around for some time, but in recent years its popularity, particularly with women, has been growing steadily.

Much like the romance genre from which it came, the basic payoff in an M/M romance is a happily-ever-after only this time the happiness comes for the two male leads in the story.

I had heard about the genre many years ago and had a greater opportunity to find out more about it during a road trip to the RT BookReviews Convention with my friend and fellow author Rayna Vause ( As Rayna was kind enough to share with me then and more recently, “I discovered a wealth of very talented writers in the genre. Plus M/M romances are as satisfying and sexy as traditional romances.”

Luckily for me, my good friend Jamieson Wolf was kind enough to offer up some of that sexy and satisfying romance during a recent visit to my blog ( Like any traditional romance, Jamieson’s work had that immediate thrill of first encounter and the promise that love was on the way.

Although I haven’t had a chance to include M/M in any of my novels[1], like any writer I am open to trying new things. In fact, I’ve had instances of Female/Female interactions in several of the novels in THE CALLING vampire series. Why? Because as both Rayna, Jamieson and so many readers of the genre know, romance isn’t limited to just heterosexual relationships.

I’m looking forward to seeing what develops in this genre and whether more of it will make its way into traditional romances.

For readers and writers who would like to get additional information about M/M romances, you may want to check out the Rainbow Romance Writers – the GBLT special interest chapter of the Romance Writers of America (

Thanks so much for letting me visit with you today!

[1] Some might wonder why I am not including FURY CALLS as a novel where I had an M/M story line. I’d like to point out that the M/M scenes in FURY CALLS involved instances of rape which is not the same as sex/romance. Rape is about control and violence and that is not representative of M/M relationships anymore than it is of heterosexual relationships.

Thank you so much, Caridad.

Interested in buying Sins of the Flesh?

And check out the other stops on Caridad's book tour:

Mon Jan 11: BronzeWord Latino Authors

Tues Jan 12:
Julia Amante

Wed. Jan 13th:
Latino Books Examiner

Thurs Jan 14th:
Babbling About Books and More

Friday Jan 15th: Heidenkind's Hideaway (that's me!)

Mon Jan 18: Una in a million

Tues Jan 19:
Pagan Spirits

Wed Jan 20:
Bergers Book Reviews

Thurs Jan 21:
Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell

Fri Jan 22:
Chasing Heroes

Thank you to BronzeWord Latino Book Tours for organizing this book tour and giving me the opportunity to have Caridad on my blog today!

ETA: For a chance to win a copy of Sins of the Flesh, and a Sins of the Flesh t-shirt, just leave a comment on this post. I will select a winner randomly on Saturday and inform them via e-mail. Good luck!


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