A ways back, I began to write a sexy correspondence between two of my favorite literary lovers, Pride & Prejudice’s Mr Darcy and his new wife Lizzy. I put them aside, not sure where they were going — aside from just being a fun exercise in Jane Austen Fan Fiction (JAFF).
Then, a few months ago, Lizzy poked me, informing me that she had some things to say. And so I’ve been writing more letters — full of their amorous musings, to be sure, but with some fun plot twists and a few guest appearances by fictional and historical Regency-era figures.
I plan to publish the novel-length collection of their letters under the title Desire &Darcy: A Pride & Prejudice Variation in the next month or two — but I thought I’d share another tidbit with you for St Valentine’s. 🙂❤️😉
So a friend on an erotica-writing community that I’ve been part of for a while is giving a talk to a local romance writing group about writing smut. And surveyed us about our thoughts on how to right good sex scenes. I thought it might be interesting for me to share my thoughts — and get some of yours! (I’ll also link to the survey at the bottom, if you’d like to participate yourself. OH! And I link to not one but THREE new titles at the end!)
Let’s Talk About Sex: Writing Believable (and good) Sex Scenes
Hey, guess what! I’ve just published a steamy, brand new holiday story called Making Movies. I know, I know — no one is more surprised than me. I was watching a, um, very popular holiday movie (points for guessing which!) and this story popped into my head, fully formed.
Stillpoint/Eros has posted a fun, hot sneak preview called….
Lauren usually loved the firm’s Christmas bash. The food was good, the drinks were flowing, and her fellow employees cut loose — even the notoriously uptight CEO Jillian.
And the previous two years, once everyone had gotten thoroughly plowed, she’d dragged Ray off, and they’d indulged in a particularly sweaty, particularly spectacular fuck.
The first time, two years before, they’d started making out in the hallway outside the bathrooms, when Glynna, the firm’s controller, had stepped out, rolled her eyes at them and snarked, as always, “Get a fucking room.”
Guess what! Let It Go, my newest friendly MMF menage tale, comes out on Friday, August 2!
Let It Go follows Helen, Tommy, and Al (from Let It Snow), as they reach their gold at the end of the rainbow. Their ride off into the sunset. Their polyamorous honeymoon on an idyllic tropical beach.
Unfortunately, a cloud from Helen’s past threatens to darken their paradise. Will her wonderful new relationship with her best friend Tommy and his husband Al survive the arrival of her former fiancé… and his new wife?
Thanks, everyone, for your incredibly helpful responses to my question about polyamory. Your thoughts changed the scene, which I’d thought of as awkward but comic, into one that raises much more serious questions, ones the protagonist then wrestles with through the rest of the story.
Here’s the scene — if you have any feedback (either about the scene, about the woman’s questions, or about Gina’s answers), I’d love to hear them! (For reference: Gina, a black pre-law student, has been in a quad with three guys — Jim, Matt, and Sam — for the previous month. If you’d like a peek at their story, you can get a very NSFW preview here.)
I’m working on my next Visitor’s Apprentice story, The Visitor Rises, and I’d love some input. I’ve got my young protagonist Gina talking to a woman she’s just met about the very complicated four-way romance she’s involved in. The lady starts asking questions — who wouldn’t? And it got me thinking.
So I thought I’d ask:
Friends who’ve been involved in poly relationships: What questions do people always ask you when they find out (reasonable or not)?
Friends who HAVEN’T: What questions would you want to ask someone who told you they were in a multi-partner relationship?
Doing research. Really. 🙂
(And you don’t have to identify which of the above groups you fall into if you don’t want to, obviously.)
So I’m working on The Visitor Rises, the next story in Gina’s continuing polyamorous apprenticeship. It’s looking as if it’s going to be a bit shorter than the first two titles in the series, and it’s going to feature a birthday celebration.
Now, obviously, it’s going to include fun times with her dancer boys, Sam, Jim, and Matt. But what I need help deciding is whether to include Marie the Porn Star, turning it from a woman-and-her-three-men reverse harem to a two-women-three-men orgy. And if Marie gets to play along, should I allow her and Gina to have fun together, or should the only bisexuality be between the boys? (Say that three times fast!)
During the holidays, Gina got everything she could have dreamed of and more: a night of off-the-hook passion with two gorgeous firemen and their equally hunky best friend. It opened her eyes in more ways than one.
Since then, however, everything in the college student’s life has paled in comparison, and she’s begun to despair of ever feeling quite so alive — of ever finding the kind of polyamorous happily-ever-after enjoyed by her in-laws (the menage-happy crowd from The Visitor Comes for Good and The Visitor’s Wedding). When she takes a tumble down a mountain-side and twists her ankle, it seems like a perfect metaphor for her unsatisfying life.
But then she discovers that she’s fallen at the feet of three gorgeous ballet dancers who carry her down the mountain like a queen, and she thinks perhaps things are looking up!
A girl can’t help but hope
This novella is the second installment in The Visitor’s Apprentice, a wild, reverse-harem follow-up to The Visitor Saga and The Visitor’s Wedding:
So here’s a sneak preview from my next new story, Wolf & Wand!
It’s a real departure for me — on a number of levels. First of all, it’s a no-kidding BDSM story, which I hope some of you will enjoy! Second of all, it’s a paranormal shifter story, featuring a werewolf and a witch. And third, it’s a period piece set in pre-Revolution France, back in the 18th century.
Thanks so much for your help in choosing to write the full scene of Lea getting Gina nice and clean for her night with Sean, Andy, and Prior! I had a blast writing the scene, so I thought I’d share it with you here in its totality — I’d love to know what you think!