Back in the days before authors began publishing Mpreg novellas and novels on Amazon, the wider internet was the place to go for Mpreg stories.
As a romance subgenre that arose, in part, from fanfiction (especially slash fiction), it wasn’t until recently that Mpreg became mainstream enough to show up in online bookstores. Now, though, you can find Mpreg not only in fanfiction sites—and in forums on its own sites, like http://mpregcentral.net —but also in virtually every bookstore that sells ebooks.
In my last blog post, I discussed why Mpreg matters as part of developing a culture that accepts masculine emotion and gentleness.
That significance is, I think, why Mpreg needs to be even more available—readers need to be able to find Mpreg stories on websites, in bookstores, and in reading apps.
That’s why I’ve recently started taking my Mpreg fiction wide—each book will be available in KU for several months, and then it’ll be available in other formats. And as part of that move, I’ve started putting my Mpreg books up on the Radish Fiction app. You can download the app for free and start reading immediately!
So far, I’ve started loading Mated by the Mountain Lion and Alpha Hunter onto the Radish Fiction app—and both of those stories are getting makeovers so we can spend more time with the omegas while they’re pregnant and with the babies after they’re born! And I’m delighted to see that other authors are doing the same—we’re working to make Mpreg mainstream!
So tell me in the comments: What is your favorite kind of Mpreg? What platform do you use to read most of your Mpreg stories?
Coyote Starr is the pseudonym of a New York Times bestselling author whose love of M/M and Mpreg stories couldn’t be contained by just one pen-name.
When I tell other authors that I write Mpreg, I often get blank looks. Then, after I explain what that means, I usually get giggles. And lots and lots of questions. But the biggest question I get is: why? Why write stories about pregnant men?
I’ve been thinking about that quite a bit lately. I mean, we all know why we love to read Mpreg—the loving relationships between two men, the sweetness and joy of adding a baby to a family…
But why are stories like this important?
The American philosopher Richard Rorty believed that the greatest value of literature was its ability to help readers develop empathy for other people—that people could develop compassion for others through learning to have compassion for characters.
That literary ability to teach compassion is, I think, why Mpreg stories matter. We live in a culture that often does not value masculine gentleness or the role of men in families. But by creating stories that are about male couples creating families—loving men who are passionate and kind and caring to one another and to their children—I am, I believe, helping normalize all-male families, gay parenthood, and masculine love.
And that, I think, is one of the most important things I can contribute to the world as an author: more compassion. More love. And always, more pregnant men.
Coyote Starr is the pseudonym of a New York Times bestselling author whose love of M/M stories couldn’t be contained by just one pen-name.