Our favorite MM authors a.k.a. castaways are asked, what books, songs and luxury item would they take to a desert island?

This is a monthly series inspired by LezReviewBooks.com’s ‘Desert Island Books’, which in turn is based on BBC’s ‘Desert Island Discs’.

The rules are fairly simple:

List up to ten books, a playlist and one luxury item that you couldn’t do without on a desert island.

Any type of book can be selected, but I ask that at least half are LGBT+ books. Choices should be justified in a paragraph or two. Any number of songs and any type of music is allowed. The luxury item must be inanimate and of no use in escaping the island or allowing communication from outside.

Let’s welcome our October castaway, Becca Seymour


Pop Star (Famous, #1)
Finley, Eden 

Code Red
Walker, N.R.

The Jock (The Team, #1)
Bauer, Tal

Daughters of the Sea
Mason, HR

Hijinks With a Hellhound (Hidden Species #3)
Masters, Louisa   

Poisoned Primrose (Motts Cold Case Mystery #1)
by Dahlia Donovan

And The Creek Don’t Rise
Gilmore, R.M.

Out of the Blue
Rose, Lila

Shifter Wars (Werewolf Dens #1)
Clare, Kelly St.

Conventionally Yours (True Colors, #1)
Albert, Annabeth 

I’m totally biased but this book selection is kickarse in so many ways. There are books that will make me swoon, those to get me needing to cool down and have a swim in the hopefully crystal-clear ocean, and ones that’ll get my heart pounding. They should offer me the perfect emotional and mental escapism.


This playlist is linked to No Take Backs, the first novel in my Zone Defense series. It’s filled with mainly upbeat love songs, a couple of more angsty ones to follow the roller coaster of emotions as Nate and Ryan travel from best friends to lovers. It’s the perfect soundtrack to hit you deep, get you singing along, while some will have you singing super loudly. It’s also super eclectic with songs spreading over at least three decades. 


My luxury item is a good quality body pillow. For real, I need the comfort and softness it’ll provide. It’ll help me get plenty of rest so I can survive, and will also give me just the right of head support for spending so many hours rereading my fabulous book selection. 


If you love low-angst MM romances with the perfect blend of heat and humour, then my books may be just what you need to devour.

Let me just toot my horn for a sec, so bear with me. *clears throat*

I’m the #1 gay romance best seller of the True-Blue series. Known for “steamy and endearing” and “emotionally profound love stories” (InD’tale Magazine) my books have been nominated for multiple RONE Awards.

I live and breathe all things book related. Usually with at least three books being read and two WiPs being written at the same time, my life is merrily hectic. I tends to do nothing by halves so I happily seek the craziness and busyness life offers.

Living on my small property in Queensland with my human family as well as my animal family of cows, chooks, and dogs, I appreciates the beauty of the world around me and am a believer that love truly is love.


A big thank you to Becca Seymour for joining us on this month’s Desert Island Castaways!

Check out our other Castaways:
Natalina Reis
V.L. Locey
 J.P. Jackson
`A.E. Wasp
Elle Keaton.
Elouise East
J.K. Jones
Colette Davison
B.A. Tortuga
Casey Cox
Amanda Meuwissen
A.M. Johnson

Hope you enjoyed this post. Don’t forget to check out next month’s Castaway.

What books would you take with you to a desert island?
What’s on your desert island playlist?
Who would you like to be the next Castaway?

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