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  1. dee
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    I read “My Beautiful Laundrette” and “Shopping and Fucking” during my studies at university (early 2000s). Don’t know, if those kinds of screen plays count, since everyone in my class had to read them. At that time I’ve also been quite an avid manga reader and I think the first BL manga series I read was “Kizuna” by Kazuma Kodaka.
    After checking my goodreads book shelf I’d say the first m/m book I read was “Dragon Fire” by Wolf Specter (some time spring 2016). Seems I was searching for mpreg books at that time. I soon discovered that there are a lot of cool books and publishers out there and I guess I’m still a bit overwhelmed with the mass of interesting books and m/m-related subgenres *has a huge tbr list*.

  2. Trix
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    In college, I read two gay-themed books that had elements of the m/m genre to come: David Leddick’s MY WORST DATE and an erotica book called TRICKS by an author I can’t remember. Then I read a lot of music and hockey fanfic before I got my first official m/m book, Marie Sexton’s BETWEEN SINNERS AND SAINTS.

  3. ELF
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    I think there were several science fiction/fantasy series that I was fond of that happened to have gay characters…Mercedes Lackey, Lynn Flewelling, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Anne McCaffrey and maybe Elizabeth Lynn? I didn’t particularly see them as different…they just had same sex couples. I enjoyed the stories…then and now (0′

  4. Ami
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    Uhm, I think my first LGBT content is gay fiction book, including Brokeback Mountain (the novella). But my first MM is The Tin Star by JL Langley.

  5. Tanja
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    That was a fun question. I started reading my first MM book in 2012. I don’t know which book was the first, but the ones I remember are: Heatstroke by Taylor V. Donavan and Just Ask by Mia Downing. I was hooked and never looked back.

  6. Carolyn
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    Although I’d read gay and lesbian fiction before, as for m/m, I know I read a few freebies on b&n before going to my library’s catalog to see if they had anything. The first one that stands out is Damon Suede’s Hot Head, and then I just kept devouring every other book they had. Then, of course, I had to start buying!

  7. suze294
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    I can’t remember the exact start, but i found some mm books in the free reads section of Books on Board in early 2012. The first I can recall are Jo Myles’ Pole Star, Boats in the night; The Telling by Eden Winters; Like the Taste of Summer by Kaje Harper

  8. Shirley Ann Speakman
    Shirley Ann Speakman at |

    I read a book where the MC’s brother had a partner and it was a man I love that part of the book more than the main story and started to look around for M/M books, now this was in over ten years ago and I eventually found Torquere and brought “Forty Two Days” by Willa Okati and I was hooked.

  9. susana
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    My first one was Cut & Run, by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux, which intrigued me but it was with my second series, The Adrien English series by Josh Lanyon, when I fell for this genre for good.

  10. Purple Reader
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    Love the Q&As, and got some good leads. I’m much like Dan, an older gay and read those he named, but I don’t know what was first. B/c when I came out a bit later in life I was like a kid in a candy store to find authors writing about me, gays in … life (Maupin, Andrew Holleran), scifi (Mel Keegan), fantasy (Flewelling, Kushner), mystery (Joseph Hansen, John Morgan WIlson, Richard Stevenson), historicals (James Baldwin, Vincent Virga), westerns (Cap Iverson, Richard Amory).

  11. Angela
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    In the eighties i read Maurice by EM Forster, The Lost Language of Cranes by David Leavitt and The Boys on the Rock by John Fox (i still have them all in paperback, no ereaders back then). When i got my ereader the first books on them were The Christmas Throwaway and The Heart of Texas by RJ Scott

  12. H.B.
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    First intro into m/m was reading fanfiction when I was thirteen which is about the same time I discovered yaoi and a book called Counterfeit Son by Elaine Marie Alphin. While the book isn’t m/m or LGBT it kind of introduced me to men preying on people/persons of the same sex. It actually was scary and I think it made me paranoid about the dangers posed to young children.

  13. Toni
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    I don’t remember exactly! It was either a marie section or an Andrew Grey book I think. I discovered the genre and read a bunch all at once.

  14. 16forward
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    I’m probably typical of many readers… m/f, then m/f/m, then m/m/f then m/m. The first book I read (and I checked by date on my Kindle) was ‘Coming Home’ by Jay Northcote. I fell in love and never looked back. I read all genres except Horror and hardcore BDSM. I find the depth of characters and well written plots the most important for me when choosing books and authors. I have too many favorites to list. Thanks to Prism, Goodreads, Love Bytes and Amazon for turning me on to new authors and series. If it weren’t for Dreamspinners and Riptide I’d have missed out on a lot!


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