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Guest post by Laura Bailo

When I started my translation business and I started getting to know people in Spanish speaking Twitter, I often got asked why I write in English when I’m Spanish myself.

The answer is quite easy, really. I got used to reading queer romance in English and one of the publishers I used to buy books from put out a call for stories that took place in countries that weren’t the US and set around events that could only happen in those countries. And I thought, “I could do this!” I gave it a try and that’s how The Sun Still Rises was born (it has since been reedited and republished).

Long story short, I started writing in English and got used to it. That book was the first of the five stories I’ve published.

Whenever someone asks me, I say I write queer romance with a Spanish flavour. Most of my stories are set in Spain and they’re full of Spanish culture.

Why not write in Spanish then? Because I no longer know how. It seems like a strange thing to say, but it’s the truth. The rhythm differs between languages, as do writing techniques. I’m so used to English rhythm I now struggle whenever I try to write in Spanish.

It’s lucky I don’t have that problem when it comes to translating. When I translate, I can easily take the rhythm from the original and adapt it to the translated version. However, I have trouble trying o start something in Spanish from the beginning.

It’s weird, isn’t it? That I can no longer write in my native language. Well, it is what it is, so I’ll focus on my English stories and getting more English queer books to Spanish readers through my translations.

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Reglas para tirar ficha por Laura Bailo

OUT NOW! Reglas para tirar ficha por Laura Bailo

Cuando Gabriel se apunta a las jornadas de juegos de mesa con la intención de jugar tanto como pueda durante los próximos tres días, lo que menos se espera es que un hombre atractivo le acribille con la mirada en el aparcamiento. Así que cuando el mismo hombre se une a la mesa en la que está jugando, Gabriel está decidido a hacerle sonreír, incluso si para ello es necesario tirar más fichas que las incluidas en el juego.

Cuando Aitor entra en el polideportivo después de que alguien le haya robado su plaza de aparcamiento, no espera sentirse tan atraído por la misma persona a la que había decidido odiar unos pocos minutos antes. Sin embargo, mientras conoce a Gabriel a través de los juegos y el flirteo, no es capaz de ignorar esa atracción.

No hay reglas para tirar ficha, pero para Gabriel y Aitor, es un juego que puede tener dos ganadores.


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2018 Top Ten Gay Romance edited by J.M. Snyder

2018 Top Ten Gay Romance edited by J.M. Snyder is now available!

2018 Top Ten Gay Romance brings together the best-selling short stories published by JMS Books that year.

From first love to true love, from submission to sensual, from heat to sweet and everything in between, the couples in these stories are sure to keep you turning the pages as you fall in love with them.

With stories by Addison Albright, Laura Bailo, Kris T. Bethke, Sarah Hadley Brook, Nell Iris, Shawn Lane, K.L. Noone, Deirdre O’Dare, J.M. Snyder, and J.D. Walker, this head-over-heels collection goes beyond bedtime reading. Whether happily ever after or happy for now, there’s an ending for everyone in here!

Contains the stories: The Contingency Plan by Addison Albright, No Rulebook for Flirting by Laura Bailo, Hero Worship by Kris T. Bethke, Motorcycle Man by Sarah Hadley Brook, Unexpected Christmas by Nell Iris, Hitting It Big by Shawn Lane, Leather and Tea by K.L. Noone, Doggone Love by Deirdre O’Dare, Commanding Officer Thomas by J.M. Snyder, and No Snarkasm in Love by J.D. Walker.


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No Rulebook for Flirting by Laura Bailo

Guest post by Laura BailoNo Rulebook for Flirting by Laura Bailo is now available!


When Gabriel goes to the annual gaming convention, planning to play as many games as he can during the next three days, he doesn’t expect to be glared to death in the parking lot by a really cute guy. So when the same guy joins the game Gabriel is playing, Gabriel is determined to make him smile, even if it takes some awkward flirting.

When Aitor makes it inside the convention center after someone steals his parking spot, he doesn’t expect to be so attracted to the man he decided to hate just a few minutes earlier. But as he gets to know Gabriel through gaming and flirting, he just can’t look away.

The game of flirting has no rulebook, but for Gabriel and Aitor, it may just have two winners after all.


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