Interview with the unicorns of BMBR

The unicorns of BMBR blogs alongside ten other lovers of m/m on Boy Meets Boy Reviews. There are multiple reviews posted every week on great books. If you’re looking for a great site for finding reviews, definitely check out this blog.

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

BMBR: Our blog is called Boy Meets Boy Reviews. We review m/m books, do interviews, chat about stuff, and generally act dorky and silly together. You can find us at www.boymeetsboyreviews.com.

How frequently do you post m/m reviews?

BMBR: We try to post a review at least once a day. Sometimes we post twice, and sometimes we miss a day (or two…or three). Things are pretty relaxed at BMBR, so there’s no set or fixed number.

Why are you passionate about reading and reviewing m/m books?

BMBR: We love the diversity of topics, storylines, emotions, and characters that we find in m/m books. The quality of the writing and storytelling is remarkable, and what can we say? We like sexytimes, too, because we’re a little pervy like that. 😉 Reviewing m/m books is our way of sharing our thoughts on what’s new (or not so new) out there in the m/m world. It’s also tons of fun, especially when we do our monthly Happy Hour Chats because then our review is a group effort of squee-ing — or, ahem, highly intellectual discourse.

When did you first start blogging?

BMBR: Our inaugural post was a Happy Hour Chat on November 1, 2013. We all met on Goodreads, though, where we’ve been reviewing for quite a while.

Many of my readers love reading m/m blogs. What is it that makes yours unique compared to others?

BMBR: We don’t take ourselves too seriously. Like…at all. It’s pretty obvious if you read any of our Happy Hour Chats or author interviews. After all, we’re reading and reviewing stories about men falling in love. We read m/m books for pleasure — blogging about them should be fun, first and foremost.

What are some of the best m/m books that you’ve read all year?

BMBR: Ooooh boy. When we posed this question in the clubhouse, there was a chorus of responses. Here are some of our favorites that we’ve this year: Bird Meets Cage by Anyta Sunday, Caged: Love and Treachery on the High Seas by Bey Deckard, Stories Beneath Our Skin by Veronica Sloane, Strain by Amelia C. Gormley, Shaking the Sugar Tree by Nick Wilgus, Heart of a Hero by James Cox, Benjamin Pepperwhistle and the Fantabulous Circus of Wonders by Cornelia Grey, the Cowboys & Vampires series by Hank Edwards, Objects in the Rearview Mirror by F.E. Feeley Jr., Lily by Xavier Axelson, Seven by Adrienne Wilder, Dirty Deeds by S.E. Jakes, Daylight Again by S.E. Jakes, Clipped by Devon McCormack, The Dangerous Seduction by A.N. Bond, Straight Shooter by Heidi Belleau, Bloodline by Barbara Elsborg, Lenny for Your Thoughts by Anyta Sunday, Relief Valve by J.L. Merrow, This Is Not a Love Story by Suki Fleet, Gives Light by Rose Christo, The Family We Make by Kaje Harper.

Is there anything that you would like to see more of in m/m literature that you isn’t there now?

BMBR: There’s some pretty great stuff already happening in m/m literature nowadays, but we would love to see more of the following: diversity!, tentacles, big guys bottoming, pirates, Daddy kink, crime and fantasy stories where the MC happens to be gay (rather than the story revolving around their being gay), BDSM where it’s NOT used to heal psychological issues, and m/m series that are less drawn out.

Do your readers have a preference between excerpts, interviews, cover reveals or reviews?

BMBR: To be honest, we’ve never really asked? That said, we do seem to get some pretty fun comments on interviews with authors. Hopefully our readers don’t have a favorite and instead love all of BMBR! 🙂

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

      

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