After what feels like an eternity of working on my debut male pregnancy romance, Brought Forth is now out in both print and ebook!
I have published the book under a new pen name: Josie Finch. Some people have asked me why I decided to use another pen name. Really, the only reason is that Mpreg is its own genre and it will be easier for readers to find my books.
Along with my sex education work, my writing as Leandra Vane falls into basically two categories: Polyamorous erotic romance and Kinky erotic romance. The books I’m writing under Josie Finch will all be a sweeter romance, have angels and other spiritual figures, and be, obviously, Mpreg.
I’m not ashamed of writing Mpreg romance, nor am I going to treat them as a side project. True enough, the book started as a side project, but now I have launched it and will continue to write in the genre. I’m promoting the books I write as Josie Finch along with all the other books I will continue to write.
But some people might still wonder why I started writing in this genre. I've outlined some of the reasons below.
1. I’m a fan of the genre. When I got my first laptop in college I discovered a lot of stuff through the internet. Including Mpreg romance, of course. I’ve been reading male pregnancy romance for a long time and I feel I understand the genre and what readers want from it.
2. I’m into non-shifter storylines. The Mpreg genre has a ton of shifters and Alpha/Beta/Omega dynamics. I would say that a majority of the books in this genre are shifters. Which is cool, and I do read some of them. And while there are non-shifter stories out there, I decided that I could add some more. I’ve always wanted to write angels/spiritually supernatural storylines and that fit with my male pregnancy ideas really well. As a writer I started getting excited about taking these elements I liked to create an aesthetic of my own. And I hope readers will enjoy it, too!
3. I’m not trying to please everyone. I’ve been tossing around the idea of writing these books since around 2014. I didn’t because I was afraid of judgements from people who either don’t like the genre or would just immediately write it off as weird or stupid. But let’s be honest: writers who write romance in general have to endure that stigma. Myself and other erotic romance writers, erotica writers, kink writers, sex bloggers—the list goes on—have had to deal with people who don’t like our genres or just write these genres off as being weird and stupid. I’ve been a sex writer for over five years now and I’m a lot less worried about being judged. At the end of the day, I write for my readers. I write for the people who want to read the kinds of books I write. I know not every male pregnancy romance fan will like my books—I’m writing for a specific kind of reader who enjoys sweeter, non-shifter mpreg romances. And I’m happy doing just that.
4. I’m proud of this book and excited to write more! I began writing Brought Forth in 2016. I started and stopped writing it several times over the last two years because of a lot of life things: being seriously sick for about six months and finally leaving a Day Job I hated. But even with all that going on, I still wanted to write the book. I would have written this book even if I knew no one would read it. But now I’m seeing people do want to read it! I’ve received some awesome words of encouragement and interest in the book. So I’m very excited about that. But it’s not just this book—I’ve outlined several more Mpreg books and I can’t wait to write them. When I shelve books at the library, I feel a flutter of excitement in my chest thinking about all the books of my own I want to write and bring out into the world. My male pregnancy romances are high on the list of books I want to see completed and given the chance to be enjoyed by readers. I’m putting so many things that are important to me in these storylines and characters, and I’m very proud of this work as a writer.
So if you enjoy Mpreg romances, please give mine a try. If you’re intrigued but have never read the genre, I would be honored to have my book be your first shot. Releasing Brought Forth has been very important to me as a writer, and I can’t wait to see where these characters and stories will take me next. And, just maybe, they’ll take you along as well!