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Monday, April 8th, 2013

click here to buy the book!

The book’s up on Amazon now. Still waiting with baited breath for the Nook Book to appear. 😀

Amazon.com

Want Me is on sale!

Monday, April 1st, 2013

click here to buy the book!Joel Beckett is blessed. He’s popular with the ladies, a star on the football field, and worshiped by everyone on campus.

Including Walker Cain.

Only Walker’s worship has crossed the line, driving him to invoke ancient magic that binds them together in an inescapable downward spiral. Now reality is shifting, and with each new life Joel is forced to watch Walker steal away another of the blessings he’d always taken for granted.

It’s never enough. Cursed blood runs hot, and with every turn of the spiral, Walker breathes the seductive words that Joel can’t resist. The words that could drag them both into Hell.

Want me.



This is the ebook edition of “Want Me,” and has been revised for Loose Id. In addition to tightening up the prose, etc, it contains a new chapter and a bonus alternate ending. Both were a hell of a lot of fun to write. 😉

Available now at
Loose Id
All Romance Ebooks

W00t!




4/3/13 ETA: All Romance Ebooks link. Still waiting for Amazon/B&N links. 🙂

Suspiciously Well Targeted Ad

Monday, January 21st, 2013

This was on my home page today. Not gonna lie. A little freaked out.

Size Differences

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Oh, man, I have a thing for size difference stories. Love it when one character towers over the other. M/M, M/F, it doesn’t matter. Such happiness!

But it’s sort of hard to find them in M/M. Was wondering if you had any suggestions for stories with a size difference between the protagonists. If the bigger guy has a bit of muscle, that would be doubly appreciated. XD



Edit: I thought I’d also list a few of the ones I’ve already read here as well, in no particular order. If you have a suggestion, list it in the comments and if I read it and like it, I’ll put it on this list. I’ve also created a GoodReads list, so you can add book there and vote! Click here to see it.

  • Pyromancer by Amanda Young
    • The main character is an angsty firefighter who constantly works out to work off that angst (and sexual frustration). The scene where Tanner first sees said firefighter is priceless.
  • Collared by Kari Gregg
    • A mutation has spread across the world that makes almost everyone “bigger and badder.” A very small percentage, though, go the opposite direction, and Kari Gregg does a great job of portraying both the terror and the hawtness of that situation.

There’s more, but I have to look on the book shelf to see. So, in the meantime…

Share yours! I want to reeeeeeeeeead!

Wrote a book! Signed a contract!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

It’s called Just Perfect, and it’s going to be published by Torquere Press. I can’t share a lot of details yet, but you can read the blurb as well as a short rambling about the story by me at: http://www.rowanmcbride.com/stories/drayners/justperfect/. Right now you can’t actually get to that page from anywhere on my site—the link I just posted is one of two access points to it. The first was posted on my newsletter back on Friday, which is one of the perks of being on the mailing list. 😉

Just Perfect is the (hopefully) first in my Drayner series. Unless you happened to catch my now out-of-print short story Just Wait back in 2007, then for you it’s a prequel. Although Just Wait may or may not still be an official part of the series anymore. It’s complicated. There were twins involved. Sexy, scary twins.

But hey, my first book in two years. And it’s all…dark and twisty and such. Should be good times whatever happens, yeah?

Muscle Growth on the Silver Screen

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Words can not describe how much I love this trailer:

Feed the Fetish – Muscle Theft

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Okay, the original blog I’d intended to post today unexpectedly turned into a full blown rant. Being that I’m not one to post a rant unless I feel like I have a damned good reason, I’m going to let that post cool off for a bit while I consider it and start over with this one. 🙂


Muscle theft is a subgenre of muscle growth. It involves one party taking mass from another and hence making themselves bigger. For obvious reasons these are usually horror stories, often falling into the category of “erotic horror.” Sometimes you might root for the thief (ex: abused geek gets back at bullying jock) and other times the main character is unlikable but you can’t help reading anyway (sociopath finds out he can steal size and just runs with it).

I’ve written two muscle theft stories. One is “Want Me,” which features a classic jock/geek/roommate/magic spell scenario, and the other is “Just Wait” which I’d like to continue but has been a bit of a problem to place because it involves twins. I mention the two I’ve written because both stories were called “unique” in various reviews, and while I like to think that they are—indeed—quite brilliant (notice how here I automatically substitute “brilliant” for “unique.” It’s a writer coping mechanism, lol), I must admit that their base premises aren’t that unique within the muscle theft genre. No more so than a werewolf story featuring the wolf finding his mate under the full moon or a yaoi story with clear seme/uke dynamics.

I am in no way an expert on this genre and, come to think of it, the two stories I did write were both gifts for the same person, a guy who happens to kick ass in this genre. But I love reading the stories for the same reason I like watching scary movies—It gives me a darker kind of rush, and that’s okay in fiction.

So with that, for this month’s Feed the Fetish I’m posting links to a couple of muscle theft stories I’ve enjoyed over the last few years. For the sake of simplicity, all the links lead to stories on The Evolution Forum, which requires registration to read. But I’ve been a member for over three years now, and the only automated mail I’ve ever received are happy birthday notes. And even that’s customizable. I just happen to like birthday notes. The more I get, the more loved I feel.

/string of too much information.

Here are the links!

Alpha Dog by blackbird
A short story about why you really shouldn’t pick on people you think are weaker than you.

* Part 1

* Part 2

Shift by Xyggurat
This writer’s stories marked the first that made me really LIKE muscle theft. Plus, bits of Shift were written during my madcap attempt to write and post a book in a week, so there’s a bit of a nod to Want Me in one of the chapters. 🙂

* Part I

* Part II

* Part III

* Part IV

* Part V

* Part VI

* Part VII

* Part VIII

* Part IX

* Part X

* Part XI

Taking the Good by Clarence591
I haven’t read this one, but I’m way excited because it was recommended just now by a friend of mine who’s heavily into the genre and now I have something to read over the weekend. W00t!

* Part I

* Part II

* Part III

* Part IV

* Part V

If you read any of the above, let me know what you think! Even better, comment on the forum itself, since comments=love.

I’m also toying with the idea of making a more extensive list of muscle theft stories. If you have a favorite work, I’d be very interested in hearing your recommendations. 🙂

Have a great weekened!

Fiction? Reality? Eh. It’s a fine line.

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Thought I’d share one of the articles I’d read while working on One Shot:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7577501.stm

Will it have accidental side effects similar to the ones in my story? If so, then I’m thinking a needle in the arm is definitely worth it. 😉

Feed the Fetish – Muscle Growth

Friday, March 13th, 2009

I thought it would be fun to have a weekly segment called Feed the Fetish Friday. So every Friday, I’ll post a video, picture, or story that makes whatever fetish I’m feeling that week happy. These works will not have been created by me–it’s a celebration of other artists that inspire or touch me in some way.

This week it’s all about the muscle (big surprise) and in case anyone out there was wondering why I love writing about muscle growth so much, check out this picture on Albron’s blog:

http://albron.wordpress.com/drawing-gallery/lovers-copie/

Mmm, yeah. One of my favorite images, and even though it’s not strictly muscle growth, having a good looking smaller guy into a much bigger guy definitely feeds what I like about that particular fetish. 🙂

What the Heck is Muscle Growth?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Note: This blog was originally published on my MySpace blog, August 5, 2007.


That’s the most common question I get asked when someone stumbles across my writing. Why are you so obsessed with it? usually comes right after. Sometimes it’s honest curiosity, sometimes it’s judgment. Every once in a while, someone writes me just to say ‘ew.’

For some reason—whatever the tone—I’m always flustered when I’m asked. Is muscle growth really that bizarre? Am I a freak for writing it?

I’ve come to the conclusion that the answer is ‘no.’ I’m not a freak for writing about muscle growth. I’m a freak for so many other varied and quite shiny reasons. But back to the first question:

It’s a transformation genre like any other. Some people like werewolves (me), some people like vampires (me), some people like MG (me to the nth power). Like with most transformation stories, just about anything can spark the change. Magic, science, good old fashioned exercise, or a really, really hot round of toe curling sex might do it. Possibilities are endless. It’s just that, instead of fur or fangs, the person involved will put on muscle.

Lots and lots of subgenres in MG. Sometimes there’s a little macro involved, so the person growing thicker also gets taller. More muscle can also mean incredible strength and a higher {pauses a moment to indulge a happy smile} sex drive. Sometimes one guy is actually stealing size from another, and that’s called muscle theft. If you’ve read my story Just Wait, then you know a bit about that one already. Muscle theft is the dark side of the genre, and often one of those “hate to love it but must have it” sort of things.

Now, why do I like muscle growth? There are so many possibilities to explore with MG. I’ve often said I love the inherent change in dynamic, and I so do. Maybe the person who transformed starts to see the world differently, or maybe the people around him see him in a different light. There might be more confidence, more aggression, more (yes!) sex, or just a bucket full of trouble once things hit the fan. I like to explore that. I also like to explore issues of power, and MG totally gives me a reason to screw with the classic seme/uke relationship.

I mean, what’s sexier than a seme who can stay seme even after his uke becomes physically stronger?

If you’re wondering what the heck a seme and uke are, I promise I will get to that in a different blog. 🙂

But back to muscle growth—

Why would anyone choose to write in such an unknown genre?

Truthfully, I don’t think it is unknown. It’s just incognito. The obvious place to look for muscle growth in the media is The Incredible Hulk. I love the green guy, but there’s so much more out there.


In keeping with comic books:

Captain America—young, average soldier volunteers for an experiment and becomes a ripped superhero.

Spiderman—remember that scene in the first movie when Peter Parker is checking out his new abs? Yep, muscle growth.


Classic cartoons:

Tom & Jerry—believe it or not, there’s an episode of that toon where tiny little Jerry drinks a formula containing who-knows-what, and he gives that cat a little beat down.

He-man—yeah, Adam was fit, but that sword gave his physique a little extra something whenever he invoked it. I’m a child of the 80’s, so I’m sure this one had an impact on me. And the transformation is even more significant in the newer versions of the cartoon.


Novels:

Incarnations of Immortality—In With a Tangled Skein, the man Niobe marries has to do a bit of growing up to get a second look from her. When he takes up chopping wood without a shirt and begins to put on some muscle, Niobe takes that second look. And a third. And a fourth…

Creature—When I read it long ago, my fragile young mind was sure it had tons of growth. Some people have since told me that they disagree. It doesn’t really matter. This is one of the books that fired up my imagination, so I’m grateful to John Saul.


Others:

A lot of anime has MG in it. Especially the ones where the main character has to “power up” in order to hit their next level of strength. Many times there’s also shirt ripping. 🙂

In Heavy Metal, there are two excellent storylines containing muscle growth, but I won’t give them away here because it’s a classic piece of animation and everyone should see it at least once.

All over YouTube.


Oh, and this one’s getting me sent straight to hell:

The bible. Yes, the bible. I learned to read from this book, which mean I learned about Samson long before I’d ever heard of Hercules. And depending on which version of the bible you have, you can look up the stories of the Nephilim. Many interpretations of those guys, but the way my bible study went, they were children of the angels who grew up to be huge, “mighty” ones and ended up causing all kinds of trouble. They were also purported to have unnatural libidos. Genesis 6:1-8; Jude 6.

Hmmm, the bible should not turn me on…

Anyway, that’s a list off the top of my head. The point is, MG is pretty much everywhere. You’ve probably seen it, you may even have been turned on by it.

I write about it because it’s a theme I love, and that’s what writers do. Well, that’s what writers should do. I’m lucky because my career’s young enough that I get to sneak in under the radar where a lot of the industry’s pressures are concerned. And muscle growth isn’t the only genre I love, so it isn’t and won’t be the only thing I write. Characters that grip, stories with layers… these are the things I always strive for, no matter the genre.

Blogging about muscle growth won’t stop the questions and eyebrow raises, I’m sure. But it’s been really fun to delve into it here, and I hope I didn’t scare you away. 🙂

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