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.)
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:
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!
Gina’s happy to be joining her brother’s new extended family for the holidays. There’s snow, and laughter, and even a bunch of sweet kids that the older folks pay Gina to mind a couple of hours a day. A college girl can use every dime she can get her hands on!
The problem is what the others are doing while she’s babysitting.
Because the family Gina’s brother Mario married into — it’s the wildly polyamorous clan from The Visitor Saga! It’s no fun being the only person in a huge vacation house spending her nights not just alone, but with fewer than three people in her bed.
Of course, Lea, Sean, Andy and the rest don’t want to leave poor Gina out. They decide to give her a holiday present she’ll never forget.
This is the first story in The Visitor Revisited, a series of stories about a young woman reimagining love — and discovering all of the unexpected places that it can lead.
Shh! I’m preparing a holiday gift for my fans! The Visitor Comes for the Holidays is a novella-length story featuring a bunch of the characters from The Visitor Saga. It stars Gina, a young college student whose joining Lea, Andy, and Sean’s wildly unconventional extended family in the mountains for the first time. (You might recognize Gina from the last Visitor’s Wedding story, Priestess. She’s Mario’s sister.)
Anyway, I need your help! I have a scene where Lea, Cherry, and Kirsten are all getting Gina ready for her first night with not just one, not just two, but three gorgeous men. They’re decking her out in sexy things, giving advice… At one point, Lea is in the bathroom helping Gina put on her new silkies (Cherry is outside helping Kirsten keep herself from jumping Gina, who is very much Kirsten’s type).
Now, when I originally planned the story, I had Lea help Gina shave her bush here. I thought it might be a fun, somewhat sensual way for the two straight(-ish) women to bond and discuss the joys and difficulties of love and sex with multiple partners.
On the other hand, it’s about 1500-2000 words where Gina isn’t in the room with her three hunks.