I’m going to talk about threesome scenes. Scandalized yet? No? Good, I knew I liked you.
So anyway, I like writing menage books. And my readers like to read them. Still, I try to inject realism in my menages, if it’s going to be more than a one time thing, my characters are going to deal with jealousy and time issues, it’s not all sunshine and lollipops (heh, no pun intended here) in any relationship, add another person and it’s bound to be more complicated.
But I’m trying to challenge myself and my readers too. The formerly titled Witches Knot is an MMF book and I had a great time writing those scenes. Now as I write Dark Justice, I’ve just written a MMF scene between Alex, Aidan and Lee that should make you all quite satisfied when you’re done. This is just a glimpse though, Simone’s story is just between her and Kael. I will revisit Lee, Aidan and Alex when I give them a book of their own at the end of the Witches Knot series.
So I think I’m going to try my hand at some FFM for the next book in the queue. I’ve asked readers and most of them say they like it if it’s written right.
And really, this gets at something that I’m convinced of more and more, which is that it’s not so much about the reader’s personal buttons (although it’s certainly a part of it) but how it’s written that’s the point. I’m thorougly convinced that a reader can be affected by a scene that includes something they may not be into depending on how the author presents it.
And so yes, obviously, the menage is there to titilate and arouse, but it should have meaning as well. It should have connection because the best sex is sex for a reason.
Back to that FFM thing – I’m thinking of doing this in a poly storyline so it may actually turn out to be a FMFM story. I need to flesh it out.
But tell me folks, what do you think? Would you want to read a book with FFM in it?