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?
July 26th, 2005 at 6:20 pm · Link
Hmmmmm. You know I didn’t realize I liked menages until I read Emma Holly’s Strange Attractions. It broadened my thinking. So yes, depending on how it’s written, I think I would read a FFM or FMFM.
July 28th, 2005 at 8:15 am · Link
I love reading menage stories, no matter what pairing. I think it would be great if you did a FFM. As long as it’s written well I think your readers would be receptive to it.
I just got a book from Ellora’s Cave that has several different pairings in it, but the writing is not up to the level of some of the other EC writers that I’ve read so it’s very hard to get into what could be some great menage scenes.
Haven’t had a chance to pick up Triad yet but it’s on my list to get. I heard you read from it at Writer’s Weekend.
July 31st, 2005 at 8:17 am · Link
Mechele – thanks for the feedback. Funny, my first menage was an Emma Holly offering too, Menage. I loved that book, still do. In fact it also turned me on to how sexy MM scenes were.
tvaddictgirl – thank you so much for the feedback and yeah, I did read from it at WW which was very interesting to say the least, LOL.
I’d love to know what you think after you read it!