Archive for the ‘Muscle Theft’ Category

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. 🙂

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?

Check out what happens…

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

… when you Google muscle theft:

Yeah, baby! This blog takes the top two spots in the results. How cool is that?

No idea how long it’ll last. I only found out because a friend happened to be searching for muscle theft stories, but I’m glad he dropped me a line to let me know in time to screencap it. 😀

Incidentally, the fifth result on that list is a portal to the O’Zone, and O’s site is a good one for growth, theft, and a long list of other interesting genres. It’s also how I ended up on The Evolution Forum, which is the first place I ever read muscle theft fiction I liked. So without O, I probably wouldn’t have any theft stories.

Life’s quite the tapestry sometimes.

Or maybe my brain’s short circuiting because I’ve been up for two days.

Closing out this rambling now.

🙂

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!

Want Me

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Note: This blog was originally published on my MySpace blog, February 4, 2008.


On sale two weeks early.

It’s so new in the listings that a lot of sellers don’t even have a cover on the book page yet. lol.

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Blurb:

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.


Click here to learn more and read an excerpt.

You can pick it up now from online booksellers such as:

Lambda Rising
Wheatmark Publishing
Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble

You can also order it through your local bookstore. How cool is that!

It’s my first print book. If you do pick it up and like it, I would greatly appreciate a review on Amazon.com. If you don’t like it, then please send me a personal email.


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