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 June castaway, M.A. Church!


“Stand Back,” Said the Elephant, “I’m Going to Sneeze!” by Patricia Thomas. Oddly enough, I have this book. It was mine from when I was a child. Apparently, I love it lol. It was also one I used to read to my kindergarten class.

Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (Junie B. Jones, No. 1) by Barbara Park. Okay yes, lol, another children’s book, but I read these books to my kindergarten class every day.

Naked in Death by JD Robb. This was the book that got me on the JD Robb kick.

Carrie by Steven King. I’ve read pretty much all of his books, but this is my favorite.

Sordaneon (The Triempery Revelations Book 1) by L. L. Stephens. Awesome scifi book, and I know the author too!

Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts by Lyn Gala. I’ve read the Claiming series more times than I can count. This is one of my go-to books when I can’t find anything else to read.

In the Wreckage: (M/M Sci-Fi Military Romance) (Metahuman Files Book 1) by Hailey Turner. Yup, another scifi favorite of mine. I’ve this this numerous times too.

Ian’s Choice (Wolves’ Heat Book 1) by Odessa Lynne. One of my favorite paranormal books. The concept for these books is brilliant.

Jon’s Downright Ridiculous Shooting Case (Jon’s Mysteries Case Book 1) by AJ Sherwood. I’ve read pretty much all of her books, but this series I keep coming back too.

Owl’s Slumber: A hurt/comfort MM romance (Trials of Fear Book 1) by Nicky James. Excellent books that delve into phobias. One of my all-time favorite series.


My playlist is a pretty wild mix of new and old lol


My luxury item would be any one of the MM series I mentioned. Reading is my escape!


M.A. Church is a true Southern belle who spent many years in the elementary education sector. Now she spends her days lost in fantasy worlds, arguing with hardheaded aliens on far-off planets, herding her numerous shifters, or trying to tempt her country boys away from their fishing poles. It’s a full-time job, but hey, someone’s gotta do it!

When not writing, she’s exploring the latest M/M novel to hit the market or watching her beloved Steelers. That’s if she’s not on the back porch tending to the demanding wildlife around the pond in the backyard. The ducks are very outspoken. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two children.

She is a member Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

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A big thank you to M.A. Church 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
Becca Seymour
Alexa Piper
Rick R. Reed
C.P. Harris
K.L. Hiers
A.E. Lister
S. Rodman
Kaje Harper

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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