Interview with Blogger Erin Leaf


Erin Leaf blogs mostly about her own work as an author. Her blog is filled with excerpts and information on her upcoming novels. If you’re curious as to what her books are about, definitely check out her site.

Tell us about you and your blog. Where can we read it?

My blog is also my website and can be found here:

How often do you post m/m reviews?

I don’t post reviews at all, unless they’re links to reviews of my own novels. As a writer and editor, I feel it’s inappropriate for me to comment extensively on books that I read. I wouldn’t want any other writer to get dinged for my review, or be accused of collaborating with friends to get reviews. That said, I DO read a lot of books and I have a lot of opinions and likes and dislikes. I just keep them to myself.

What is it that makes you passionate about reading and reviewing m/m books?

I love to read m/m books mostly because I enjoy reading romance. For me, m/m is just another flavor of romance. I read widely, across many different genres.

How long ago did you first start blogging?

I started blogging under a different name many, many years ago. I have several different pen names, each with a different focus, and have been blogging and participating on the internet since 1999. I’ve had email since 1987… so that should tell you how old I am!

Many of my readers love reading m/m blogs but what makes yours unique compared to others?

Compared to others? Hmmm, since I don’t post reviews, I’d say the thing that makes me unique is that I’m a writer of m/m romance. I have a new m/m romantic comedy coming out on September 19th from Evernight Publishing: The Billionaire’s Bodyguard. Here’s the link to preorder it:

Do you have any m/m books that are the best you’ve read all year?

One of my favorites this year is Lilith Duvalier’s We Wander Far from Home. I also enjoyed One Night in Bangkok by Gale Stanley.

What would you like to see more of in m/m literature that you don’t see now?

Honestly? I love so many books I don’t really think about what I’d like to see more of when I’m reading. If I don’t like a book, I stop reading it and move on to the next one. There are a ton of great books out there, new and old.

Do your readers prefer excerpts, interviews, cover reveals or reviews?

My readers seem to enjoy excerpts the most, and then cover reveals. I adore cover reveals, too. There are some extremely talented artists out there!


Karma Bites — by Erin M. Leaf

Gay, BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Romance on the Go, Humor
Word Count: 11,760
Heat Level: 4
Published By: Evernight Publishing
ISBN: 9781771308083
pages: 42
Price: $2.99
Boyd will do anything to avoid his cousin Coco—even pretend to be gay. He’s visiting his dad who’s got a broken arm, and all he wants is for her to leave him alone, so Boyd calls his best friend for help. His father swears that karma is going to bite him on his butt for lying, but Boyd can’t think of any other way to extricate himself from Coco’s clutches.
Harrison will do anything for his best friend—even pretend to be his boyfriend, because he’s awesome like that. Once he arrives, though, Boyd surprises him with a “practice” kiss, which is just totally uncalled for. Before Harrison can fend him off, they’re on the bed making out. How does he get into these crazy situations? Oh yeah, Boyd and his wacky ideas. Harrison’s going to make him pay for this (even if he kind of secretly enjoyed it), because that’s how karma works.
Be warned: m/m sex, mild BDSM, public exhibition, spanking
buy links: Evernight – Amazon – BookStrand – ARe – Smashwords – iBookstore – Barnes & Noble – Kobo
Author Details:
Erin M. Leaf is a romance novel devotee, the steamier the better, with a specialty in edgy erotic tension. She also writes romance as Marie E. Blossom.
Twitter: @erinmleaf

Story Excerpt:

Boyd moved in before he lost his nerve. Harrison’s eyes went wide, and then their lips collided. To his shock, it didn’t feel all that different from kissing a woman. Harrison’s mouth was soft and he smelled faintly of mint. Boyd cupped his cheek, momentarily surprised by the prickly stubble, but then Harrison inhaled and the kiss deepened. Boyd gasped as Harrison licked inside, grabbing his arms.
Oh my God, he thought, shocked as arousal shot through him. Harrison’s hands tightened, and Boyd slid his arm around his friend’s neck, kissing harder. Harrison growled as Boyd pressed their bodies together. His cock was rock hard and he had no idea when that had happened. He wasn’t sure he cared. He just knew he wanted more.
Unexpectedly, Harrison slotted his leg between Boyd’s, putting pressure in all the right places. The firm insistence of his best friend’s erection against his body had him gulping air. Harrison broke the kiss and backed up, eyes wild. Boyd stared at him, trying to deal with the insane hotness of what had just happened.
“What the fuck was that?” Harrison asked, voice cracking.
Boyd shook his head mutely. He really couldn’t talk right now. His cock was jammed into the crease of his jeans, pinching things that shouldn’t be smooshed. He reached down to adjust himself. When he looked back up, he realized Harrison was staring at his groin. He slowly slid his hand to his hip, watching Harrison watch him.
That’s so fucking hot, he thought, rattled. “I’m sorry,” he said aloud, stepping further back. His hip knocked against the dresser by the window and he grabbed on, needing the stability.
“Jesus, Boyd,” Harrison muttered, still staring. Abruptly, he strode forward and grabbed Boyd by the shirt.
Boyd braced himself for a punch, but instead, Harrison kissed him again. His mouth was hot and sweet and Boyd moaned even as he trembled.
“Shit,” Harrison said, biting Boyd’s lower lip. “Shit.”
Boyd agreed, but he didn’t move away. He wanted more. A lot more. When Harrison finally broke off, Boyd slumped against the dresser, hot and flushed and really fucking confused.
“Shit,” Harrison said again, green eyes burning with intensity. His sandy hair was tousled and Boyd stifled the urge to run his fingers through it.
“That didn’t quite go like I’d planned it,” Boyd said, clenching his fists.
Harrison laughed. “I’ll bet. What the hell were you trying to do, anyway?”
Boyd cleared his throat and looked away. “I figured we could kiss in front of Coco so she would get the hint.”
Harrison backed up and sat on the bed, shaking his head. “Dude.”
“I know. Major fail.”
Harrison looked at the ceiling. “So, have you ever kissed a guy before?”
Boyd snorted. “Uh, no.” When the hell would he have done that?
“Yeah, me neither.”
They were silent for a bit. Then Harrison asked another question. “Did you know?”
“Know what?” Boyd frowned.
“That you’d like it.”
He shoved off from the dresser, ignoring the squeak of the wood. “Shit.” He started pacing at the foot of the bed. “Maybe it’s you.”
“What the hell is that supposed to mean?” Harrison asked, a hint of irritation in his voice. He leaned back, looking like sex on a stick.
Boyd pinched the bridge of his nose. “Maybe it’s because you’re my best friend. And we’ve known each other forever. That could be why.”
Harrison grimaced. “Years of familiarity can not make up for my lack of boobs, trust me.” Ridiculously, he ran his hands down his chest.
Boyd choked. How did Harrison do that? Just when he began to panic, his best friend made him laugh. “I just mean that you know I care for you. Maybe that’s what made it so…” He flapped his hands suggestively.
Harrison raised his eyebrows. “So… what?”
Boyd steeled himself. He was not a coward. “Hot.”



Jamie Lake is the author of Bad Boy: Naughty at Night and other m/m gay romance novels.


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