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Susan Laine is a Finnish native by coincidence of birth, an anthropologist by education and curiosity, and an author by desire and chance..

Susan has had an abiding love for books, writing, and reading ever since her mother first read fairy tales to her as a child.

A fan of saunas, autumn, pop music, and action flicks, Susan believes love triumphs over all other considerations, which is why she writes about it.

Send an email to Susan Laine at susan.laine@hotmail.com or visit her at http://www.susan-laine-author.fi.

Q: What kind of books do you write?

A: I typically write M/M erotic romance. I find the idea of two (or more) men finding their way together for love and sex to be a very romantic notion, and I also like the freedom of possible plot hooks that this premise of the affairs of men provides.

 

Q: Why do your male heroes seem to suffer from so much angst and are so unapproachable?

A: I have a tendency to write about guys who at first don’t seem particularly approachable. They may have attitude problems, or some such, but they are just as deserving of true love as the next man. Angst in a gay relationship is a whole dimension on its own, and I like exploring the idea. Tragedy has a way of working in congruence with love stories because you can’t really have full-time happiness as it’s just not realistic.

 

Q: What circumstances led you to become a writer?

A: I actually have written stuff in Finnish since I was a wee lass, mostly mystery, fantasy and sci-fi, but never romance–I don’t like writing sensual scenes in my native tongue–and I was never published. I only discovered gay romances in the spring of 2011. I read a couple of stories, found them thrilling, and thought I might give it a go. Inspired, I wrote Rivers of Wind in twelve days–the first draft, that is. For me, writing gay romance was fun, more fun than I’d had writing in ages, so I kept at it. I suppose it’s true that if you like what you do you’re good to go.

 

Q: Who are your favorite authors?

A: I have read a lot of books in my time. My favorite author is Robert van Gulik who writes murder mysteries in an ancient Chinese setting. There’s a lot of sex and violence, they’re pretty racy, but the historical expertise of the author just leaps at you. As for romance authors, I’m partial to Marie Sexton, Heidi Cullinan, Josh Lanyon, Tere Michaels, K.A. Mitchell, and Z.A. Maxfield–in no particular order. Not unsurprisingly, they all write M/M romances.

 

Q: Where do you get your ideas or what influences your writing?

A: Ideas and influences come from anywhere, really. Dreams, fantasies, observation, participation. Real life as much as popular culture, TV, movies, books, and other media. Anything that sparks your imagination in a way that begins a story in your head, like following breadcrumbs into the deep, dark forest–and getting eaten by the wolf is not necessarily a bad thing…

 

Q: Does reader feedback influence your writing?

A: I’d like to think so. I mean I’d love to be able to say I write solely for my own pleasure but what writer really does that? No-one. Every writer creates a piece and hopes that someone will enjoy it. But really, any feedback is good. How else does one evolve as a writer if one only stays in one’s own head? Because in there, all you hear are rave reviews. So, feedback from readers is important for that alone.

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Hot Nights, Wet Dreams (MM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Contemporary Paranormal Romance, shape-shifter, M/M, HEA] Even at college in San Diego, Chauncey “Chuckles” Sawyer is able to laugh off just about a MORE...

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Cowardly Cowboy and His Sultry Swan (MM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Contemporary Cowboy Paranormal Romance, shape-shifter, werewolves, M/M, HEA] Huck Cassidy is a cowboy at the Lazy L dude ranch. He’s a reformed bully tryi MORE...

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Quiet Wolf and His Rowdy Rooster (MM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Contemporary Paranormal Romance, shape-shifter, werewolves, M/M, HEA] Sean Cameron is a pint-sized rooster shifter, but he’s got the sassy attitude of a m MORE...

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Tradeoff (MM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA] Milo Blake and his best friend, Jasper Reed, are college freshmen. Their shared passion is cars. Milo will build them, Jasper will drive them MORE...

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Wise Wolf and His Colorful Coywolf (MM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, werewolves, HEA] Randy Walker has issues. He’s a lone coywolf in a group of wolves, he’s an Omega in a pack that al MORE...

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Defrosting Jack (MM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Fantasy Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifter, HEA] Jack Frost has a problem. He’s the mythical power behind the elements of ice, snow, and frost, but hi MORE...

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Open Omega and His Bitter Bear (MM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, HEA] As an omega, Woody Fry balances the unity of his wolf pack and serves as a gardener and healer. He’s an outs MORE...

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Boston Bauble Party (MMM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Ménage and More ManLove: Erotic Alternative Ménage a Trois Romance, M/M/M, HFN for M/M/M, HEA for M/M] Liam feels sorely inadequate below the belt. To cheer him up, his roommate and MORE...

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Warrior Wolf and His Little Lamb (MM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, HEA]  As an epsilon, Rhys Gunner represents his werewolf pack’s law and order. He’s an ex-military man MORE...

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Sweet & Sour Soap (MM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA] Andrew “Mac” McGuire and Dylan Keane are twenty-something heartthrobs in a weekly early evening soap opera called The Lighthouse. MORE...

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Lone Wolf and His Cool Cat (MM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, werewolves, shape-shifters, HEA] In his role as gamma, Silas Donovan is in charge of his werewolf pack’s safety and wellbeing. Th MORE...

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Marshaling His Cowboy (MM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Consensual BDSM Cowboy Romance, M/M, sex toys, HEA] DEA agent Luke Daugherty is reluctant to getting sent undercover to Snow Lake, a small town in Wyoming. &nbs MORE...

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Wolfe and His Bunny (MM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, sex in partially shifted form, HEA] Wolfe has a century under his belt as an Alpha werewolf for a small outcast pack. H MORE...

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Compromising Situations (MM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Consensual BDSM Romance, M/M, flogging, sex toys, HEA] Jared Owens works for a company researching emergent technologies, namely greentech. His boss, Grant Kend MORE...

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Twist in the Saddle (MMM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Ménage Amour ManLove: Erotic Alternative Consensual BDSM Ménage a Trois Romance, M/M/M, kinbaku, spanking, flogging, whipping, sex toys, HEA] Baker Noah Appleton, cowboy Jake Harding, and MORE...

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Stars & Stripes: A Bedtime Story (MM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Historical Western Romance, M/M, HEA] Sheriff Jesse Brown tells his restless cowboy lover, Clayton Jennings, a bedtime story… Snow Lake, 1883. Sherif MORE...

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Hard & Raw (MMM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Ménage Amour ManLove: Erotic Alternative Consensual BDSM Cowboy Ménage a Trois Romance, M/M/M, whipping, food play, sex toys, HEA] Late one snowy night, baker Noah Appleton breaks his delivery van. He cal MORE...

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Lost Heart (FF)

Susan Laine (Published by: Evernight Publishing)

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Lily Swan is a shy curator who has been involved with Mickey Slater, a brazen adventurer, for six months, and they now live together. Late one night, Lily gets a call from Mickey. She’s been arrested for the MORE...

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Cowboy's Challenge (MM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Cowboy Romance, M/M, spanking, HEA] Simon Westfield is the owner of a stud farm in Wyoming. He’s recently lost his brother in the army, and has become the guardia MORE...

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Hopeful Hearts (FF)

Susan Laine (Published by: Evernight Publishing)

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Shy curator, Lily Swan buries herself in books and artifacts to hide away from the world, while brazen adventurer Mickey Slater travels up and down the world seeking obscure relics and treasures. One night, a MORE...

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A Hero of His Own (MM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA] Dan West is on his way to his friends’ place for some R & R from the Navy. But before he makes it to the small fishing town in Maine, a car acc MORE...

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The Season of Snow and Snogging (MM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA] Niki Immonen and his American boyfriend Charlie Hale are all set for a Finnish-style family Christmas at Niki’s family’s country cottage, hop MORE...

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Sub Rosa (MM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, bondage, HEA] Since the trial-by-fire incident that made them choose life outside the navy, David Williams and Hunter Masters, formerly the captain an MORE...

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The Last Werewolf (MMF)

Jennifer Denys, Susan Laine (Published by: Evernight Publishing)

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Summer Harrison has lost her father and believes she is the last werewolf in the world. Going through his papers, however, she discovers an old letter from Finland suggesting there’s more to the story. Tak MORE...

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Mending Fences (MM)

Susan Laine (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Cowboy Romance, M/M, light consensual BDSM, spanking, sex toys, HEA] Getting his life back together is not an easy task for Clayton Jennings, a rodeo cowboy who was MORE...

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