Welcome! I'm M. L. Rhodes. Whether you’re already one of my regular readers or you’re just now discovering my stories, I’m glad you found my website! I write M/M romance and fantasy. This means my books are about gay or bisexual men meeting, falling in love, and finding happily-ever-afters with other men. Sometimes the settings are contemporary, sometimes the stories take place in worlds filled with dragons, witches, or other fantasy and paranormal creatures. But there's one thing of which you can be certain...in my books, love always wins!
I live in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with my physicist husband, two college-aged sons, three dogs (rescues), two cats (also rescues), and numerous fish.
I do all my writing on a 12″ MacBook that travels around the house and, in warm weather, outside with me. In the summer, my favorite place to write is on the swing on my deck surrounded by ponderosa pines and aspen trees. In the winter, and often well into the spring, the outside writing forays aren’t usually an option, since the deck is often buried under several feet of snow. It’s not unusual for us to have snow well into April and sometimes even May. Which means from October through May I mostly work in my office (or occasionally my local Panera or fave coffee shop).
I’ve been writing professionally for over twenty years. I started off writing non-fiction articles, and then progressed to fiction. The first story I ever wrote and had published was a young adult novel. Actually, I wrote two and they were both published. Then I moved to romantic suspense, then to erotic romance, and then to gay romantic fiction where I’ve been very happily making a living since 2006. My m/m romances have been regular ebook bestsellers at the Amazon Kindle Store, B&N, and other venues, and several of my paperback titles have spent extended time (months in many cases) on the Amazon.com gay, fantasy, and dark fantasy bestseller lists.
Since that first YA novel I’ve had over three dozen novellas and novels published (and a handful of short stories), with a half-dozen more in the works. I never run out of story ideas, only out of time to write them all!
If you'd like to know more about me, feel free to follow me on social media (follow links at the bottom of each page on this site). I'm most active on Twitter, pretty much every day, so that's usually the best way to interact with me. But I do post occasionally on Facebook, though I'm mostly a "liker" and "commenter" on other people's posts. :) I confess my Tumblr is pretty neglected right now and I haven't updated it in a while, BUT I do have some lovely eye candy (NSFW!) there if that interests you. I also have some cool boards on Pinterest (totally SFW) if you like to looky-loo. And I have an Instagram account as well--still kind of new to it, so I don't have a ton of pics yet. Or you can contact me here.