To celebrate, here’s a sneak peek; this one’s from one of my Juliet stories, Juliet Takes the Floor. It features poor Allison missing her first lover, her former teacher Ken, and her new lover, her BFF Jordan.
It’s around 2000 words, featuring a text conversation between Ken and Allison as well as phone sex between the two young women (they’re both bi, but still — girl-girl):
Ken: Sorry I couldn’t get back to you last night. I was in rehearsal.
Ken: You okay?
Allison: Yeah. Think I figured some stuff out.
Allison: Yeah. 🙂
Allison: Do you know what my psych project is?
Allison: Threesome fantasies
Allison: You ever fantasize about a threesome, Ken?
Allison: Absolutely. 😀
Ken: Ah. So. Yes.
Allison: I see. And do you fantasize about being with a man and a woman or two men
Allison: I see. So you think about being with two women at once
Allison: Interesting. 🙂
Allison: Ken? Are you hard?
Ken: And humiliated. Thank you
Allison: You’re welcome, Ken. It’s an extremely common fantasy, you know. There’s no need to be embarrassed, young man.
Ken: I know.
Ken: I’ve been having threesome fantasies since before you were born, young lady.
Allison: Had any recently? (she asked, strictly as a matter of research)
Ken: Good night, love of my life.
Allison: Good night, Ken. Oh. By the way, Jordan had this very funny idea involving her, you, me, and a bunch of whipped cream.
Also, Stillpoint/Eros is releasing the second collection of my stories, Wilder West, next Friday! This book gathers together a lot of my favorite stories from the past year, including a number that have never been collected before.
Juliet Takes Charge: A Student Teacher MFF Ménage by K. D. West is now available for pre-order exclusively on Amazon in advance of its release this Wednesday. The next (and next-to-last) installment in West’s Juliet Takes Flight series explores what happens when Allison (whom her lover and former teacher Ken calls Juliet) gets exactly what she asked for — and more than she bargained for.
About Juliet Takes Charge:
This Juliet asks for a birthday present neither she nor her lovers will ever forget
Getting what you want can be scary — and sublime.
For her birthday, Allison asked her lovers Ken and Jordan to join her for a threesome. She wants to give them both something special.
But is she ready for what she’s asked for? And will her former teacher and her BFF play along?
After reminding herself just how good her boyfriend and girlfriend each makes her feel, Allison approaches her much-anticipated birthday (and birthday present) more than a little excited, and more than a little terrified.
What happens will shock and surprise all three of them. Jordan, who’s always got all of the answers, and Ken, her teacher in so many ways, are looking to Allison.
It’s time for Juliet to take charge.
(11,000 words. MF, FF, FFM, threesome sex, ménage à trois. Explicit language and scenes of sexuality between — and among — consenting adults)
K.D. West is an Amazon best-selling author of contemporary short fiction, a teacher, and a performer living in a small suburb of a big city in the American West:
“Not a huge amount to say — I’m an author of steamy stories who happens to be a teacher; these things don’t mix well in public, so I tend to be fairly quiet about real life in my blogging. I am, however, interested in all sorts of things — books, writing, theater, mythology, and, obviously, erotica! I’m a huge reader of genre fiction — mostly mysteries and fantasy, but also science fiction and historical romance.”
West is working on two intertwined series involving a young woman and her older lover (the Juliet Takes Flight and Erotic Tales: Letters to Allison stories), a series of stories about friends discovering that they can become much more (Friendly Ménage Tales), and a series of stories that the Brothers Grimm might have collected, if there had been traditional tales where the heroine got the princess (Sapphic Fairytales). Also on the way: By the Numbers, an erotic paranormal/urban fantasy novel involving a long-lost friend coming all but literally back from the dead, and showing a happily married couple just what they’d been missing.
So I’ve been working on the next Juliet story. Yay! And it’s once again taking me into somewhat uncharted territory, because there’s actually some same-gender nookie involved. Something I want to do right, since it’s not actually something I’ve, you know, done. It just seemed important for this story.
So I was talking with a friend who was kind enough to look through the story and give me some feedback, which was enormously helpful.
We talked about the potential traps involved in writing a love scene between two women, instead of a mixed set (or, as I’ve been doing of late, a trio). Pacing is a bit different. (A chance for more emphasis on foreplay and by-play, and no need to stop with the come shot, after all!)
But the biggest thing about writing a scene between two characters? You can’t use freaking pronouns. “She kissed her nipple” just doesn’t cut it! But using both women’s name all the time sucks too! It demands a fair amount of careful scene-setting to make it clear who is doing what to whom, and how. To those of my fandom friends who wrote lots of yaoi and yuri? My hat’s off to you. I had no idea!
Another thing that came up that I’d like some help with. I tend to use cunt as the descriptor of choice for a woman’s pudenda. I find it offensive when applied derogatorily for a person, but when and where I grew up, that was the accepted terminology — no charge behind it or anything.
And my friend didn’t have a problem with that, but felt that other people might — that it might be considered crass or or offensive. Which isn’t my intent at all; I just want to be descriptive.
Don’t know if this is a regional thing (since she’s in the South Pacific and I’m in the Western US — or the East Pacific, I guess) or a generational thing.
So I wanted to ask you: do you find the C Word offensive? Only in some circumstances? In any? I really don’t want to piss anyone off when I hadn’t intended to; I mean, if I’m going to poke someone in the eye, I want to do it on purpose, you know?
Thanks! Leave comments if you feel the need to explain or expand!
Oh, and by way of thanks, here’s a bit from the story in question, which should be out soon:
This collection is a perfect example of why I love this writer’s work. The stories here run the gamut in terms of tone from serious to silly with just about everything in between. All of them are sexy, in one way or another; all of them involve a relationship — sexual, romantic, or both — between women. And yet it’s hard to categorize them in any neat way. Lesbian erotica? Well, maybe. Some of them. Some of the women are — at least so far as they know — straight. Some of them are bisexual. Each of them is different, and each of them is challenged by the relationship — sexual, romantic, or both — in different ways, and how each deals with her challenge is really where the stories’ focusses lie. There doesn’t seem to be any of the typical pat erotic and-then-we-had-sex-and-it-was-all-good clichés. There doesn’t seem to be a particular sexual-political bent. Each of the stories centers around the characters, their needs and their problems. Gender and sex are along for the ride.