M-what?

O for Two by Holley TrentThe Viking Queen's Men contemporary paranormal menage romance by Holley TrentWinterball mm erotic romance by Holley Trent
I know every now and then my readers of one subgenre will cross over to another because they like my voice (thanks! love ya!). It’s flattering when my readers who normally wouldn’t touch a paranormal romance will give one of mine a try.

Truth is, I don’t really expect a lot of crossover, though it’s nice to see it happen. I do like to be clear about what readers are getting in each product because sometimes I change the game. Not everything is going to be straightforward M/F romance, and I figured I’d make a post so you can tell what you’re getting in my books.

MOST of my books are M/F – that is to say there’s a romance between one male and one female. Currently, all of my traditionally published books are M/F (that may/will probably change in the future).

I also have erotic MMF and MFM stories. Some readers will read both kinds, and some are more comfortable with MFM because it’s the more similar of the two to traditional M/F.

What’s the difference between MMF and MFM? Well, in MMF, everyone touches. Guy touches girl. Girl touches both guys. Guys touch each other (they’re bisexual or sexually fluid). Ménage à Troys and O for Two are MMF stories.

In MFM, girl touches both guys. Guys pleasure the girl only (notice I didn’t say they TOUCH the girl only–when you have three people in a bed, chances are good some skin is going to skim, whether intentionally or not). MFM romances are not to be confused with love triangles. In those, one character is waffling back and forth and trying to make a decision about which of two love interests he or she wants. MFM romances are predicated on the fact the three parties will end up in a permanent ménage scenario. The Viking Queen’s Men is an MFM story.

Oh. There’s also M/M, which you can probably guess is male-male. No chicks in sight. The men may be gay. They may be bi. They may be curious and/or confused. (In the scheme of things, it really doesn’t matter much except in “issue” books.) Winterball is M/M.

I’m always pretty clear about labeling books that aren’t M/F, either here on my website or on the book’s product description (I tend to put a tag at the end of the blurb). I appreciate when readers will take a chance on everything I write, but I know folks have comfort zones and I respect those. If you’re not clear on what a story is, just drop me a line! I’ll be glad to de-muddle.