It all started so innocently. It was at the height of the Lord Of The Rings movie craze, and I was totally stuck on that sweet little piece, Elijah Wood. One afternoon, I found myself bored at work. With the office and computer all to myself and time on my hands, I Googled LOTR fanfic, wanting to read some Elijah/me-in-disguise romance, preferably with lots of hot, dirty sex. I was quite surprised when the top results all involved this sort of thing: "Elijah/Dom" and "Elijah/Viggo" and most especially "Elijah/Orlando". Being the curious sort I am, I clicked on one of the "Elijah/Orlando" links. Little did I know it at the time, but my life would be forever changed.
Soon enough, I began searching for more of these stories. "Slash," they called it. It became my obsession, reading about men, both real and fictional, who I admired and/or lusted after falling in love and having raw monkey sex with each other. I couldn't stop, not that I tried really. Then one glorious day, I discovered band slash. I won't mention which band, but for the first time, I was moved to try my hand at writing it myself. A year and forty-some-odd band slash stories later, I wrote my very first original character story, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Now, it's everyone else's turn. How did you discover the joys of sweet, sweet manlove?
Everyone who posts an answer between now and midnight Eastern time on Friday, March 23rd will be entered in a drawing to win your choice of any of my already released books. This includes any of my books except What Hides Inside, which hasn't been released yet. Check out blurbs and excerpts here!
See you at the next Manlove-A-Holics meeting :D