The Challenges of Writing Menage
I kind of want to say here that the main challenge of writing menage is something really profound and important sounding. Like, “oh capturing the essence of each character as they traverse the pitfalls of a relationship like this was really taxing to my soul”.
But really it’s just the body parts issue.
Come on. You all know what I’m talking about.
You’ve got your main characters to the point where they’re desperate to get it on. It was surprisingly easy. Of course it was – they’re hot and interesting and lovely. Why wouldn’t they want to be having filthy sex? And then you start in on the first smutty scene and everything just falls apart.
Someone has their foot where the head is supposed to be. You’re pretty sure you just wrote that another character has three arms. At one point, everyone is in different parts of the bedroom, but you’ve no idea how you got them there. And at least two people have taken off items of clothing twice.
Yeah, you thought character B still had their bra on, didn’t you.
No. They took it off in chapter three.
But not to worry, because your readers will be too busy noticing that you just said he somehow kissed her while she was ten feet away from him. Oh and that guy you had laid on his back two minutes ago? Now he’s suspended from the ceiling.
Did you write how he got on the ceiling?
Chances are you didn’t.
Because that’s the challenge of writing a menage.
Released: November 28, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published by Riptide Publishing
Shy nurse Cora both dreads and lives for the moments she sees Zeke, an orderly at the hospital where she works. Zeke is too handsome, too compelling, too much, and seems totally unaware of Cora. But before she can bring herself to his attention, an explosion rips through the hospital Christmas party.
Zeke has noticed Cora—in fact, he’s so irresistibly drawn to her that he saves her from the explosion by turning her into a vampire, much to the jealousy and resentment of his partner, Merrick. Zeke hates being a vampire, and now that she’ll live, doesn’t want Cora to suffer his fate. If they can both resist the overwhelming instinct to bond, joining their bodies as Cora draws her maker’s blood, she might be able to return to her normal human life.
As Merrick uses every erotic trick to keep Zeke distracted from the blood passion, Cora becomes more and more drawn to both of her reluctant captors. And more and more happy to abandon her old life in exchange for an eternity with two hot immortal lovers. All she has to do is convince Merrick and Zeke that being a vampire isn’t all that bad.
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