Tuesday, October 25, 2011


One of the things I like about writing ménage stories is the almost endless permutations and combinations ― ack! That sounds way too mathematical and I hate math. How about this: the endless possibilities that three people bring. Even within the common labels of F/F/M, F/M/F M/M/F, there are variations on the theme.
The first ménage book I wrote was an F/F/M ménage (Love Me) about a woman who’s a little bi-curious and gets carried away with some girl on girl flirting. (STEAMY FACTOID: Although a few readers considered what she did to be cheating on her partner, a recent survey by Glamour Magazine indicates that 86% of men would not consider it cheating if their partner made out with another woman.) Isn’t the F/F/M ménage the ubiquitous fantasy, especially for men? But hey, lots of women are curious too.
Then I realized how popular the “two men, one woman” fantasy is. (And how hot it is.) So I decided to try writing one of those. My first ménage book with two men was Conference Call, a M/F/M ménage where a threesome spontaneously happens while they’re all away at a conference. Two of the three go on to have a relationship, but probably never another threesome. That’s the one-time-only threesome that will never happen again.
Then I saw the popularity of the M/M/F fantasy (and M/M romance in general) and I decided to explore that too. In that first M/M/F ménage (2 Hot 2 Handle) the men were a committed couple who wanted a woman to complete their relationship. The three of them live together happily ever after.
Now, I have to say in my mind, the “HEA for all three” story is a little unrealistic. Or even a lot unrealistic. Sure, from the woman’s perspective, having two men around would be a good thing when the furnace breaks down or the car has a flat tire. I know my husband isn’t around enough to keep up with all the household repairs that need doing. A second husband could be great. <g> And that’s not even in bed! If you like men, why wouldn’t two be better than one? Two mouths for kissing, nibbling and sucking. Four hands for caressing and rubbing and exploring. Nice. With two guys, stamina (ahem) wouldn’t be an issue. Think of the multiple orgasms!
But from the men’s perspective? Seriously, how many dudes are willing to share their woman with another guy?
In real life, I think it’s pretty far-fetched. As a writer, though, that just challenges me to write that story and make it believable!
I have now written another M/M/F story (SHAMELESS PROMO ALERT: One Wicked Night, out today from Samhain!!) but this one was different too. The men were in a relationship of sorts, but didn’t expect to spend their lives together. Tyler always figured one day he’d meet a woman he’d fall in love with, get married and have kids. I won’t give away the story by telling the ending <g>.
My next release, out early next year, is also a ménage story ― and yet again, the relationship develops differently. In Rule of Three, a man and a woman are a committed couple and a second man joins in.
I have a couple of other ménage stories that are uncontracted as yet and one of them involves another threesome that doesn’t end in a committed relationship between all three. This kind of scenario seems more realistic to me, but the popularity of the HEA for all three characters can’t be denied. One type of ménage story I haven’t written is F/M/F. Somehow from the woman’s perspective that doesn’t seem so appealing, and assuming most readers of romance are women, that one might not go over so well.
What’s your preference? F/F/M? M/F/M? M/M/F?

I’m giving away a copy of One Wicked Night to one lucky commenter. You can find out more about One Wicked Night here.
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SusieJ said...

I much prefer M/F/M or evn M/M/F - as a woman F/F/M doesn't do anything for me..yes, I'm greedy.....lol
I agree that in real life a happy ever after for a threesome is probably wishful thinking. But as a fantasy (and a damned good read)...why not?!
Hugs xx

Edith DuBois said...

Personally, I would love to see more F/F/M's or F/F's. Maybe it's just the feminist side of me, but I'm like GAY LADIES NEED LOVIN' TOO! SMUT EQUALITY! haha, but these sound intriguing. Thanks for sharing, Kelly :]

Kelly Jamieson said...

Susie - it's a fantasy, you can be as greedy as you want!

And good point Edith - Smut equalit LOL!

Anonymous said...

I definitely prefer M/F/M. Or even M/M/F is okay. Congrats on your release. Can't wait to read it. :)

daydrmzzz said...

Happy Release Day!! Can't wait to finally read this- my favorite if m/m/f especially when its something they didn't realize they wanted but I read them all ;)

Kelly Jamieson said...

Thanks Sherry!
Dawn, you'll love my next menage book, Rule of Three...

Ms. S. Kitty Dreams said...

More than one woman (as a sexual partner) in a story just doesn't work for me.

As long as there is only one F in that equation, there can be whatever permutation of Ms you like! :)

Kelly Jamieson said...

LOL Ms S Kitty, I get it!

Kelly Jamieson said...

Okay! The winner of a download of my latest menage romance One Wicked Night is...Ms. S. Kitty Dreams!

Please email me at info@kellyjamieson.com and let me know what format you prefer your ebooks in!

Thanks to the lovely writers of When One Is Not Enough for having me here today!

mnjcarter said...

Just finished this book, very good. I'm not ususally into the M/M thing, but for some reason it was pretty hot with the female as a kind of sideline participant!!