My oh my, a Ménage? But why?

Please join me in welcoming, author Jessica Subject to the blog. Jessica is also holding a contest (details below).

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Thank you so much, Selena for hosting me on your blog today. I always have fun here whenever I visit.

When I first started writing romance, the sex in my stories was very vanilla. But then such were the stories I read. Write what you know, right?

Then I met the wonderful ladies involved with Six Sentence Sunday. (This was back when there were only thirty authors participating every week, rather than over one-hundred.) And my eyes were opened to the world of erotic romance, including BDSM, and the ménage. My TBR list grew exponentially, and I devoured romances unlike any I’d ever read before.

Now most of my stories are erotic romance, and at the end of last year, I wrote my first ménage. I’m having a lot of fun exploring the multiple categories of romance in both reading and writing, and understanding the different dynamics of each relationship. Though I tend to throw in aliens, space travel, and new planets. To be honest, I don’t set out to write a specific category. I simply let the characters tell me their tale, even if it means combining several into one story.

What do my friends and family think?

Well, the reaction is mixed. Some have read my stories and enjoyed them. Others are more reserved and embarrassed about reading erotic romance. My husband, who’s not much of a reader, does enjoy my short stories for multiple reasons. 😉 And my kids recognize my covers, but know they can’t read the stories until they’re at least eighteen. Though I do write the occasional story for them, even if it’s just on a sheet of paper, never to be published.

Now, I still do read some vanilla romance, and even young adult, but I do have my binges where everything I read is erotic. My favorite ménage I’ve read is Just Gotta Say by Laura Kaye. I’ve read some other great ménage stories as well by Stacey Kennedy, Kate Richards, DL Jackson, Azura Ice, Deanna Wadsworth, Ann Mayburn, and Desiree Holt. There are many of them out there, but these ladies get the dynamics right, and can crank up the heat.

So, have you read a ménage romance? Did the dynamics work for you? Would you read another?

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Danyka’s unusual height and radiant red hair earn her the cold shoulder from any guy she approaches, unless he wants to experiment with a giant. So when her boss sets up on a one night stand, she hopes for a prince but expects the usual toad.

As a captivating stranger whisks her away from the ball and introduces her to his equally gorgeous brother, she fears her fantasies have become a nightmare. Has she finally given into impulse only to become a lab rat in an unknown world? 

To read more about SATIN SHEETS IN SPACE click here. 

About Jessica Subject

Jessica Subject started writing to encourage her daughter to read. Now she writes to keep herself grounded. Although she reads many genres, she enjoys writing Science Fiction Romance the most and believes everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. She livesSouthwestern Ontario,Canadawith her husband and two kids and loves to hear from anyone who has enjoyed her stories.

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27 thoughts on “My oh my, a Ménage? But why?

  1. i am reading fifty shades of grey my wife got want to see what the big hype was it is good…………… and io would read another yes………..:-)

    • Hi, Tom, glad you could join us. It’s always great to have a male’s perspective on the romance genre. 🙂

      I haven’t read 50 Shades myself, I tend to shy away from books that are so hyped up. I may be curious enough in the future to see exactly why it’s an international best seller.

      Try one of Jessica’s books, I know you’ll enjoy them, they’re very well written.

      • Tom, I haven’t read 50 Shades either, but have enjoyed many BDSM stories. The first I read was Hardware by Sara Brookes, and I highly recommend it. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

        And thanks, Selena for the recommendation! 🙂

  2. I have indeed read menage, and would absolutely read more! I love the stories, the stories are sexy and the relationships complex that I’m just drawn to them. Plus it’s one of those “live vicariously” kind of things. I’m happily married to my high school sweetie and it’s something I don’t think I could ever do, so I’ll just read about it (and one day write too) instead 😛

    BK
    buffykennedy[at]gmail[dot]com

    • Hi, Buffy, thanks for joining in on the discussion and for visiting my blog. I haven’t read any menage books, but of course I will pick up Jessica’s book, because I love her voice and style of writing. So she’ll be my first. LOL

    • Buffy, I totally agree with living vicariously through what I read and write. 🙂 Thanks so much!

    • Victoria, they definitely involve a different dynamic than any contemporary romance, but are very fascinating. Thank you, and entered! 🙂

  3. Pingback: Writing a menage, plus giveaways! | Jessica E. Subject, Author

  4. I certainly enjoy a good menage, but there has to be some kind of story with it. I also go through cycles of Historical Romance, YA, ect, but always come back to my erotic romances/paranormals. PS, I loved Fifty Shades, writing could have been better, but the story line was very romantic.

    • Debbie, I completely agree. Without the story I don’t get the same connection to the characters and therefore don’t enjoy it (or at least as much). Thank you! 🙂

  5. I read a LOT of menage. There MUST be a plot to go with the sex. I read a lot of romantic types of books. Right now paranormal/fantasy/science fiction have me caught. Wolves, cats, fae, and vampires can share, too.

    I try to avoid the current “it” book. Why should I read the same book as everyone else? There are an infinite number of books to choose from.

    • Tiana, Yes, there are so many fabulous books to choose from. The hardest part for me is choosing which one to read, many of which are not bestsellers. But they have caught my attention somehow.

  6. Dynamics can be tricky. You’re right. Also, it’s hard to keep what body part belongs to whom when the clothes start flying. LOL Then there is the whole emotional link. I recently tried to write a story for a male erotica line and it lacks the emotional link you find in erotica written for women. They wanted visual and what men would say and do, not what women wanted them to. I was amazed at how different from my other stories it was, and how much I missed that emotional connection. Needless to say, I scrapped it. Writing menage can be tricky, not just because it’s 3X but that you need to address the emotional link of the trio. You have three pyches you have to deal with and they have to connect on some level or another. You did a lovely job with it in Satin Sheets in Space, Jessica.
    I’m going to add two more to your list. Barbara Elsborg. Hands down, is one of the best erotica writers out there, and by beta reading for her, I learned a lot about my craft. And number two, you can safely add your name, Jessica. You worked hard on this one and it shows.

    Best,

    • Thanks so much, DL! *blushes* I agree. Barbara is awesome, but I haven’t read a menage by her yet. I’ll have to check my ereader. 😉

      And yes, without that emotional connection, I find the story easy to walk away from, which is never good.

      All the best!

  7. Hello Jessica, I recently added a third character to a story, and really had fun with it. It was a short scene, and there wasn’t a lot of emotional involvement, but it did open my eyes to possibilities. Thanks for the post, I enjoyed that, and all the comments here. Happy reading and writing to all!

    Naomi Bellina

  8. Thank you to everyone who stopped by, and to Selena for hosting me! 🙂

    Congratulations to the winner, Buffy Kennedy. I will be in contact with you soon.

  9. You’re very welcome, Jessica, it was a pleasure hosting you on my blog. Hope you come back again with more enticing musings about your writing journal.

    Thanks to everyone for stopping by for a visit and chatting.

    Stay tuned for another exciting contest and giveaway, when a few of my author friends will be sharing stories of “Bad Dates” and giving you the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes.

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