I ask, because I recently found a review in YA M/M Books of my novella Pricks and Pragmatism. Needless to say, I was rather chuffed – but it also got me thinking. Because although P&P keeps poor Luke and Russell at arm’s length for much of the book – it’s been described as having UST you could cut with a knife *g* – they do actually get some, ahem, relief at the end.
Furthermore, Luke isn’t entirely celibate before then…
I’d always assumed YA books shouldn’t contain graphically described sex. After all, aren’t YA readers, well, generally less than 18 years old? Or at least (because I’ve read and enjoyed quite a few YA books) isn’t that the age range aimed at?
So how much sex is acceptable in a YA book? I’d be interested to hear what people think.
And in other news: a couple of reviews, one for an older story, Becoming the Spoils (My joky Polish plumber vampire short; I think she liked it!):
I’ve had some mixed reactions to some of this author’s work, but one thing I can usually count on is strong writing – Book Utopia Mom
Beautifully written from a really interesting and unusual perspective. I loved the characters and their relationship – Joyfully Jay