• Barbara Elsborg

One of my oldies! Falling.

I was first published in 2007 and that book was an MF story Perfect Timing. My next was a menage MMF Susie’s Choice but it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I first penned a gay book Cowboys Down. I’d had plenty of experience of writing MM action in the many menages I wrote but the dynamics of MM book are rather different. There’s been a whole lot written about why women like reading gay romances, and it might be my imagination but it seems to me that more and more women are reading them, often deserting the MF genre completely.

I’m not like that. I like reading almost everything. I like writing it too. I love regency romances but I’d never dare try to write one. I think I like them so much because of the rules society imposes. There’s something comforting to me in that sort of life but would I have liked to live then? No. I’d be the one left behind when all my friends were married off. I’d be the one that had to marry some obese ugly vicar because my father said so. But there my imagination takes off and I’d run away and find a prince.

That’s what I want for my heroes (and my heroines too). For them to find a prince, the right guy for them, one who can deal with their issues. Because all my heroes have issues. In Falling, they might be the biggest of all in Harper’s case. To be accused of something you didn’t do that is so heinous, so terrible that even if you are acquitted, the stigma never leaves you, I can’t imagine how awful that must be. It does happen. But I should balance that by saying those who abuse their position of trust to take advantage of young people do deserve everything society can throw at them. Sadly, for Harper innocence has made no difference. Malachi is exactly who he needs.


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