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Book Tour & Giveaway (US/Int): Author Jennifer Lynne on menage goodness and how many bodies are too many
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Book Tour & Giveaway (US/Int): Author Jennifer Lynne on menage goodness and how many bodies are too many

by davincikittieSeptember 25, 2013

Please help me welcome author Jennifer Lynne to GraveTells today!

Thanks so much for having me to visit today!

When you read a ménage story, is there ever a point at which there are too many bodies in the mix?

There are so many options in this sub-genre of erotic romance – MMF, FFM, MFM, MFMM, MFMF, FMMMMM and the list goes on, potentially forever! But where does it comfortably stop, for those who read ménage? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this!

For me, I’ve recently discovered that it stops at four – both as reader and writer. I’ve just released my first ménage a quatre story, and I confess that Immortal Seduction was the most difficult story I’ve written thus far. But the interesting thing is that is wasn’t because of all those body parts. There are many different ways to have sex when there are three hot firemen and one sexy Greek goddess involved in the relationship, and that was the fun part, so to speak.

No, it definitely wasn’t the sex that confounded me. Instead, I found it challenging to write because there were not two, not three but four people in the relationship whose emotional needs had to be met. In this story, the nature of my heroine as the goddess of desire meant that one mortal man was never going to be enough to satisfy her unique needs.

The story worked, both physically and emotionally, because each of my gorgeous heroes brought something to the mix that the others didn’t – Ash, the strong and charismatic leader of the group who has unfortunately lost his way after a tragedy; Kieran, equally lost in the dark but a brighter, lighter version of Ash; and Hugh, the voice of calm and reason. The relationship between these complex souls and the goddess Aphrodite was never going to work with any less than a ménage a quatre arrangement, and that’s what I needed to write.

Is there a cut-off point in ménage fiction, do you think, or is any number of heroes and heroines okay if the story calls for it?

[quote]Is there a cut-off point in ménage fiction, do you think, or is any number of heroes and heroines okay if the story calls for it?[/quote]

Immortal Seduction (Gods of Love #4) by Jennifer LynneSome seek love, some seek power.

For Aphrodite, the two are permanently intertwined. And when the goddess of desire hungers for love, who among mortals could possibly resist her power?

Fire fighters Ashur, Kieran and Hugh are damaged men. A tragedy that took the life of their colleague has left them scarred, both physically and emotionally. Love and power are nothing to them but empty words.

Hoping to reignite their mother’s passion for life and love, the erotes bring these mortal men to Aphrodite’s attention. But with the blackness inside Ash, Kier and Hugh becoming ever deeper, will it take more than the power of a goddess to save them? And if she loses that battle, how will she rediscover the path to healing for her own emotionally damaged heart?

Warning: this erotic romance novella contains ménage (MFM and MFMM) sexual scenes between the goddess of desire and three hot fire fighters. The story is suitable for Adult readers only!

Buy it on… Amazon | All Romance eBooks | Smashwords

Read an excerpt

She lay there between his friends, her head thrust back on the pillow and locks of shiny hair decorating Kier’s chest and shoulders as if proclaiming ownership over his body. In that position, the pulse point in her neck was exposed to his view and he could see how rapidly her heart was beating. Impulse had him bending to press his lips to that spot but Kier got there first, ducking in from behind and nipping at the join of flesh where neck curved into shoulder. He snapped back into place, hoping no one had noticed his futile lunge toward her and took a tiny step back, afraid of the intensity of his emotions. Afraid of what he might do if he climbed onto the bed and touched any one of them. Afraid of why. “I don’t know what’s happening.” He clenched his fists, short nails digging shallow crescents in his palms. Something in him enjoyed the sudden pain. A reminder, like the incessant ache in his thigh, that he didn’t deserve any better. In the aftermath of their orgasm all was quiet bar their breathing. “Hugh, Kier…I…” “Shh.” Hugh as usual reached out first, stroked his arm, and clasped his hand. “It’ll be okay.” “Yeah, man.” Kier was more awkward than Hugh, but the sincerity shone from his eyes as he added, “It’ll be all right. Join us. Aphrodite wants you. We all do.” He didn’t think his cock could get any harder. It’d be gushing like a broken water pipe in a minute. But there was no space for him to join in this cozy ménage a trois, even if he’d wanted it. There is always a place for you here beside us. Beside me. In me. We can learn from each other, Ashur. We can learn to heal.

About the series

Together for the first time in one collection, the first three novellas in the GODS OF LOVE series The Greek gods of desire are skilled at satisfying the erotic needs of mortals who cross their path. But where do the gorgeous erotes turn for sexual healing when loneliness strikes at each eternal yet world-weary heart? Even the gods themselves are not immune from the influence of love. GodsofLove 1 -3 Bundle cover

Platinum Passion A night of ménage a trois passion will change three lives forever. Jeannie and Jake’s platinum anniversary becomes an unforgettable experience when Pothos, god of sexual yearning, steps in to save their twenty-year marriage.

Aphrodite Calling A god of sexual desire on the edge of burnout meets a woman with a unique and secret past…In the arms of transsexual woman Gina, has Himeros finally discovered the one with whom even a god of love could find fulfillment?

Sex Club Secrets Sometimes love can flourish in the most unexpected places. Ella and her bisexual friend Kade meet the erotic god Anteros in a celebrated sex club—but the challenges facing these potential friends-to-lovers could prove too much for the god of requited and unrequited love.

Buy the bundle on… Amazon | B&N

About the author

Jennifer Lynne lives in Melbourne, Australia, and writes short contemporary erotic romance, mostly with paranormal/fantasy Jennifre Lynne Picelements.

When she’s not writing what her family and friends call “porn for chicks” and what she prefers to call “super-hot romance for intelligent readers”, she is working in the admin day job, running around after two teenage daughters and trying to find time for her lovely new husband of one year. Jennifer is published with Red Sage and Breathless Press. Over the past 18 months she has also embarked on an indie journey with the publication of her GODS OF LOVE romance series featuring erotic Greek gods and modern-day mortals in need of sexual healing.

Find Jennifer on her… Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon

Giveaway

Jennifer Lynne is giving away a $15 Amazon GC and a swag pack including bookmark, Gods of Love cover flats, pen and a cute koala bear crystal charm for mobile phone to ONE lucky winner at the end of her tour To enter to win, leave a comment on this post then fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
16 Comments
  • September 26, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Thanks for having me to visit!

  • Anne
    September 26, 2013 at 5:48 am

    For logistics, 3, 4 maximum. Sometimes even with 4 I’m like who’s where, how the heck doesn’t someone get whacked with a limb, etc. From the emotional standpoint, unless the partners are bi, I’m not sure how someone doesn’t feel left out or like they get less than some other partners.

    • September 26, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      Hi Anne, thanks for commenting. I agree about 4 maximum, but that’s just me and where I’m comfortable. I know others are perfectly happy with more! Lol about the limb whacking – a real hazard in menage 😉

  • September 26, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I love this series and I’ve been waiting for Aphrodite’s story. For me, my limit is 3 (m/f/m, m/m/f, f/m/f) I have read a couple of quantre’s with two hetro couples and it was a fun and realistic coupling of the two. Sure there was all variations within the ménage and I never got lost. Like I said it was fun to read and it made sense.

    All that aside, I could get on my soapbox about how I’ve ménage that I darn near through my Kindle at the wall because the author had built up the relationship only to be cheated at the end of the book with it being a HEA for a couple and the other one was left out. (Only because that character was getting their own story later. And yes, no where in the blurb, etc. brought this up so I was reading and loving it and then BAM..no ménage) Anywoos…

    Congratulations on the release and I can’t wait to read it. 🙂

    Marika/Harlie

    • September 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      That would have been frustrating for me too, Marika. When I read any story, I like all the main characters to have their HEA or at least a happy for now ending. When I write my menage I try to ensure that it doesn’t end up as a couple only, and one – or two – missing out. It’s one of the difficulties for me though – making sure that everyone’s emotional needs are met! The physical side is easier! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I do hope you enjoy Immortal Seduction 🙂

  • September 26, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I’d say, if it looks and sounds like a writhing, moaning Lovecraftian Mythos Old One, it’s too many. 😉

    • September 26, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      LOL, D.J. – I agree! I did read one once that had eight, and I found it really difficult to engage with the characters emotionally. It definitely wasn’t titillating – I got stressed trying to keep track of who belonged to what body part. So for me, four is it 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • Eva Millien
    September 26, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Thanks for sharing the great excerpt and the giveaway. I enjoyed this book and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do. evamillien at gmail dot com

  • Michele A
    September 26, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. This series looks great.

  • Sandra
    September 26, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    I think that the answer to this question is a personal preference. For me the best number for a menage is 3. After that I find it too hard to keep track of everyone from both a physical and emotional perspective.

    • September 28, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      That seems to be the most common number in a menage, Sandra. It is where I am most comfortable, both as reader and writer, but if the story calls for it, I will venture up to 4! Thanks for stopping by the tour 🙂

  • Claira Pam
    September 28, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Three is about my limit, though if it’s done well, I can be persuaded to keep track of more. 😉

    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

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