Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Guest Post: The Perils Of Writing Menage By Cassandra Carr

Did you ever read a menage story and think to yourself - who's doing what to who? If you have, can you even imagine what it looks and sounds like in the author's head? A huge plate of spaghetti, from my experience. Maybe that's why while in edits for Head Games I saw such beauties as "Please clarify who is rubbing her clit" and "How can he be at that angle? His wrist would break" in editorial comments. Oops.

Yeah, I mean, goaltenders are pretty flexible, but you still have to keep the laws of physics in mind . . .

I tend to have my heroes in these menage stories prefer one position/act over the others. It makes it a little easier for me if both (or all three, as is the case with book 2 in this series, Cold As Ice) are jumping all over the bed changing positions constantly. And I tend to leave each sex scene in a single point-of-view so the action is centered around one person who is involved but also observing the others. Maybe that doesn't actually make it easier, but at least my head doesn't feel like it's going to explode.

So the next time you're reading a menage romance and get lost during a sex scene, just think of how lost we poor authors were!

Synopsis: Leo Laporte and Scott Schaeffer are teammates on the ice and roommates off it who also share women. They’ve been coming into Kelly Chase’s bistro after games for months, and they know they want her. As the attraction grows, the men realize they want more than a one-night stand - they want forever. 

Kelly’s not so sure. Yes, she wants both men. But a permanent ménage relationship? That’s taking giving her heart away to a whole new level,and a chance she’s hesitant to take. Then Leo is injured and Scott’s on the trading block, and she realizes this may be her only shot at true, everlasting love. 

There are so many questions swirling around inside Kelly’s head. Can she believe in Leo and Scott’s love? And will her business and her reputation survive once people find out she’s with two men?

About The Author:

Cassandra Carr lives in Western New York with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out on Twitter. Her debut novel, Talk to Me, was released by Loose Id on March 22, 2011.

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  1. I've added Head Games to my must have list; I can't wait to read it.

    Tracey D
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