tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2206298082780423356.post5449350180749976637..comments2014-07-22T02:54:00.078-07:00Comments on The Book Vixen - A Romance Book Blog: Book Review: Mind Magic by Poppy DennisonBrianna (The Book Vixen)http://www.blogger.com/profile/08609905630959271042noreply@blogger.comBlogger6125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2206298082780423356.post-71848723526533309112012-08-25T10:02:24.443-07:002012-08-25T10:02:24.443-07:00Yes, both heroes are full adults. I have to admit...Yes, both heroes are full adults. I have to admit, I&#39;m fairly sick of the barely-legally heroes in May-December MM romance. I like that both leads here are full grown adult men with lives before they become a couple. They grow as people, not just grow up!J9http://www.blogger.com/profile/02164989228219592780noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2206298082780423356.post-81416488373048591132012-08-20T16:46:07.401-07:002012-08-20T16:46:07.401-07:00I think I may have to get my hands on this one as ...I think I may have to get my hands on this one as some point in time. I like the sound of the premise and I really enjoy the fact that the cover model looks a little older than what the norm is.Ryanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17786139533776263328noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2206298082780423356.post-87030725845079438602012-08-17T19:14:16.162-07:002012-08-17T19:14:16.162-07:00Thanks for the recs! I did like Queer as Folk a l...Thanks for the recs! I did like Queer as Folk a lot. Not a big musical fan here so not going to watch Glee or Smash. :)<br /><br />Revenge does have a gay character but viewers don&#39;t know in the pilot. It&#39;s Nolan and he has some racy scenes (at least for network TV) with season one villain, Tyler, who was psycho-roommate of the Grayson&#39;s son, Daniel. You can laugh, it *is* a night time soap. LOLJ9http://www.blogger.com/profile/02164989228219592780noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2206298082780423356.post-38359653675789770632012-08-17T12:15:49.732-07:002012-08-17T12:15:49.732-07:00I hope this font won&#39;t go crazy again :) I&#3...I hope this font won&#39;t go crazy again :)<br /><br />I&#39;ve only seen pilots for Revenge and PA, and although there was no m/m coupling in Revenge, I quite liked what they did with Sebastian Stan&#39;s character in Political Animals.<br /><br />Also, he&#39;s hot. But that&#39;s another thing.<br /><br />As for recommendations, I guess MM romance reached its pinnacle in Queer as Folk. You may have seen it, it was super popular, and everybody was surprised that most viewers were in fact straight women (I guess it foreshadowed the popularity of MM romances in a way). Anyhoo, it&#39;s a great show that gets pretty explicit some times, but it&#39;s also very romantic and covers just about every aspect of gay culture known to man. You should DEFINITELY check it out if you haven&#39;t seen it. And then we can chat and gush about it. ^^<br /><br />Also, when it comes to mainstream TV, Glee was always on the gay side. The musical show SMASH had a number of gay plot lines, which were all wonderfully executed and never fell into the &quot;I can&#39;t believe I&#39;m gay&quot; category. Definitely check that out too. :)Nikolahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11306130544726821173noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2206298082780423356.post-22288166756866001622012-08-17T08:10:52.870-07:002012-08-17T08:10:52.870-07:00Thanks, I really liked this aspect of the book and...Thanks, I really liked this aspect of the book and think other MM readers will too. I think more MM should explore the full spectrum of gay/bi experience instead of the one traditional culture assumes. I can&#39;t wait for subsequent books in the series.<br /><br />And side note, I&#39;ve noticed a marked increase in MM romance in television too but I find it fairly one dimensional (Revenge and now Political Animals). Any recs?J9http://www.blogger.com/profile/02164989228219592780noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2206298082780423356.post-2071057487983592582012-08-17T06:09:19.994-07:002012-08-17T06:09:19.994-07:00&quot;This romance worked under the lovely assumpt...&quot;This romance worked under the lovely assumption that MM romance is as natural and accepted as MF romance and I found this utterly refreshing as an MM romance reader.&quot;<br /><br />So much word! As another reader of MM romance (and a gay man myself), I am always so annoyed by the requisite - oh no, look what I&#39;ve done, I&#39;ve got to come to terms with it.<br /><br />Which I understand may be an important experience in the life of many a gay/bi person, but not all of them, for God&#39;s sake. And it&#39;s kind of out of tune with the times too, since some characters act as if they&#39;ve never seen two men kiss or hold hands before. Which can get quite ridiculous.<br /><br />So I&#39;m definitely adding this book to my TBR list. Thanks for the splendid review!Nikolahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11306130544726821173noreply@blogger.com