Author/agent extraordinaire Deidre Knight had a romance released last year from Samhain that has a bisexual hero. Apparently, though she is quite successful she was not able to get it published with a mainstream publisher. It has been a bestseller at Samhain. I’ve bought it, but haven’t read it. It’s quite long, and as I don’t have an e-book reader, there’s only so much reading I can do on my computer. Knight is a good writer, though so I’m sure it’s a good story. At the beginning of the story his male partner is already dead, so as far as I know there are no gay sex scenes.
Of course, male/male stories are huge bestsellers right now. I’ve never done one because I’ve never had a gay story come to me. This bisexual hero is pretty insistent though, so I don’t know. Obviously I don’t want to be accused of jumping on the gay bandwagon, on the other hand, I wouldn’t mind the sales.
So, here’s the question, could you handle a romance with a male bisexual hero? Would that be a turnoff for you or trigger your “ick factor?” I admit to being intrigued by the premise and would like to explore the issues such a relationship might manifest. What do y’all think?