To Mpreg or not to Mpreg…
First off, big hugs to Giovanna Reaves for having me here today!
I want to share with you my journey to Mpreg. Primarily because I didn’t start out by reading/writing fan fic. Actually, I didn’t even start out writing M/M that way either! So, I guess I’m the freak of the crowd (what else is new?). Let me start off by providing you with a little background on me as both a reader and author.
As Morticia Knight, I’ve been writing and publishing M/M, M/F and LGBT romance since 2011. Beginning 2013, it became M/M romance exclusively. Why? That’s sort of a long story, but essentially, there are only so many hours in a day (much to my chagrin), and I had a very successful M/M series, started a second one that was more a labor of love than a success… anyway, I decided to stick with M/M. The thing with Morticia and her series, though, is that she primarily writes in the genres of BDSM and Men in Uniform. Even the sci-fi and historical stories are BDSM!
But I’ve always loved paranormal. Sci-fi too, but I always envisioned myself writing paranormal when I first started out. Within the last couple years, that wish has become almost overwhelming, but Morticia is a demanding little wench and she currently has three different series in play, so she was of no help to the cause. Then in walks M.M. Wilde, and ta-da! Problem solved.
Where does Mpreg fit in to all of this you may ask? As I mentioned before, I do love sci-fi. A friend of mine had recommended M.A. Church’s Harvest Series, and I was like, I dunno. Mpreg? I’m not sure I’m up for that. I hated that movie with Arnie all preggers, so that was what I had stuck in my head. However, she insisted it was the most amazing series ever, and that I had to read it. Fine. Well, hot damn, she was right! I’ve re-read it at least three times since then. Then, I picked up Ravella Hawthorne, Wolf Specter and a few others and I was sold on the genre.
But that didn’t necessarily mean I was going to write Mpreg… or did it? When I first committed to writing shifters as M.M. Wilde, it wasn’t with the intent of writing Mpreg. The first series I began developing was the Alaskan Wolf Alliance, and that idea was based on my love for Alaska, the wilderness and white wolves. As I was outlining the first story and doing the world-building for Rescued by the Alpha, there came a moment between Nicolai and Elam after Elam is turned, where it was so damn perfect for Mpreg to become the main theme. I even tried to turn away from it, shook my finger at M.M. and said, ‘No! That’s not what you were going to do! Behave yourself’. Yeah… I didn’t win that battle.
So, here I am, with the first book of the Alaskan Wolf Alliance almost finished along with the outlines for two more. And I have to say that I’ve fully embraced the genre and it’s inspired me to come up with even more Mpreg themed stories. Watch for Rescued by the Alpha to be on preorder in May and out in June. Make sure to follow my Facebook page or on Twitter to keep up to date!
More about M.M. Wilde
M.M. Wilde, author of knotty mpreg romance is the alter ego of M/M erotic romance author, Morticia Knight. Her adventures as a published author began in 2011 and since then, she’s been fortunate enough to have several books on bestseller lists along with titles receiving recognition in the Rainbow Book Awards, Divine Magazine and Love Romance Café. M.M. Wilde’s debut mpreg romance, Rescued by the Alpha (Alaskan Wolf Alliance 1) is due to be released in June of 2018.