For those who may not have heard, Indigo Knights: Squire is now available from Loose Id. It is my latest gay for you story.
I’ve blogged about this before sometime, but I write it enough to blog about it again.
Gay for You (GFY) stories. I. Love. Them. I do. It’s simply too much fun when a hitherto straight guy discovers that he’s fallen for a man. I realize in real life, this may not happen often. Or, when it does, it’s not nearly as smooth as I portray it in my books. I can only imagine that in real life this is a very jarring and scary change in a guy’s life. However, in most of my stories, although it changes his life, my characters usually make the transition pretty easily, all things considered. There’s a reason for this.
I write fiction. More particularly, I believe in my heart that I write fantasy fiction. Even my contemporaries are fantasy.
Also, most of my GFY characters already had tendencies in that direction, whether they know it or not. Tyler from Heaven is probably the most obvious of those, but I think most of my GFY characters had a reason to not notice that they were probably at least a little attracted to other men.
So, let’s face it. Much as I would wish it, Heaven Sent doesn’t exist. In many ways, they pretty much can’t. Four gorgeous, intelligent, talented musicians who love each other like brothers, hardly ever argue, and who all fall in love with men. Not to mention that they’re wildly popular. Lovely picture, but not at all likely to happen. I mean, I’d love to live in a world where they could exist. But even my beloved Adam Lambert doesn’t have life that easy. Now there’s the Indigo Knights. I don’t think I’m giving anything away by saying that they’re all going to be gorgeous and talented musicians and they’re going to fall in love with men. If this is a shock to you, you must not be familiar with my stories.
Now, I did get to do something different with Squire. All of Heaven Sent is written from the point of view of the bottom or, in yaoi terms, the uke. Ok, in Just For You there was a switch up scene but Kevin, for the most part, was the bottom. But Squire is written from Rabin’s POV and he’s the top in the relationship. It’s funny that it occurred to me that this is probably the more natural way for a straight guy to turn. Don’t you think? I mean, let’s face it, anal intercourse can be weird and painful the first few times. Some people never like it. Much easier for a guy to get used to sleeping with another guy when he’s on top because he’s, essentially, doing the same thing as with a girl. Yet, in most of my GFY stories and in most of the GFY stories I’ve ever read, the straight guy is the bottom. My guess is that the role is usually seen as the more passive role, the one “being done to”. It’s easy to see that role as the one being seduced. Besides, once you’ve taken a guy inside you, it’s pretty hard to dispute that you might be gay. Yeah?
I don’t see a stop to my writing GFY. It’s too much fun. It’s also a built in conflict. Besides, I love that shock that a guy feels when he has to admit that he’s hot for another guy. There’s something too terribly sexy about it.
So? Thoughts? Are you sick of GFY or is it a theme you’d revisit again and again?
Written by Jet Mykles
Jet is a writer of sexual fantasy with a firm belief that all men are at least partially gay, that vampires are just people with a liquid diet and shapeshifters live on every block.
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