Welcome, Jenna Jaxon to Where's My Muse--she is today's Guest Blogger!
In my newest release, 7 Days of Seduction, the action starts with something I’ve often heard of, but have never experienced--a ménage a trois. (Technically, it’s probably a threesome, but the terms seem interchangeable today.) Even more interesting, the heroine of the book, Ashley, has a threesome with her ex-boyfriend and a gorgeous stranger--and then can’t remember a minute of what happened.
A popular fantasy of most men, threesomes have the potential to fulfill fantasies and spice up the action in the bedroom. In these days of sexual liberation it seems to be very popular--especially in erotica and erotic romance. The question is, should it remain in the realm of genre fiction and fantasy?
Since I was definitely not going to do my own personal research on this topic, I did a lot of internet research, which leads me to believe that most often this little fantasy should remain in fantasy land. There seems to be a lot of pitfalls that people who rush into these relationships don’t take into account.
Jealousy is the most obvious drawback. Even people in strong, long-term relationships may become jealous when watching their partner pleasure another. There is also the possibility that one of the threesomers will want to break ties with the old partner and re-configure with a new one. Even though most sites I visited stressed the idea of laying ground rules before the event takes place, rules, unfortunately, are meant to be broken.
In 7 Days of Seduction, the stakes are different. First, it’s an unplanned event that just happens during a wild party. In many ways, perhaps the best way to have a ménage. In a second encounter, Ashley’s partners are the same two people: an ex-boyfriend and a current lover. And having had sex with them both once before, there’s little harm in repeating the arrangement.
One very interesting account I read was of a woman whose husband’s wish for his 40th birthday was to have a ménage with his wife and another woman. The wife granted the wish, found a third partner and they in fact had their afternoon delight. But it seemed that while they found it enjoyable, neither husband nor wife found it earth shattering. Neither wanted another “date” with the other woman.
Is the most erotic aspect of the threesome, then, its fantasy element? Are some fantasies better left in fantasy land?
Have you ever realized a fantasy of yours? How did that go?
By: Jenna Jaxon
Published By: New Dawning Bookfair
Published: Oct 24, 2012
ISBN # 9781301068524
Word Count: 26,000
Ashley Thompson had a wild time at her party last Friday night. Maybe too wild. She wakes to find a video of her in the middle of a ménage a trois with her ex-boyfriend and a gorgeous stranger. Unable to remember anything about the night, other than the hot sex she sees on the computer screen, Ashley begins a search for Mr. Hunk. She has no luck until he unexpectedly shows up–in her shower.
Hunter Hopewell intends to introduce Ash to a variety of sexual experiences he finds fun and exciting. He proposes a week long series of “colorful” encounters designed to seduce Ashley out of her kink comfort zone.
As their week of escalating pleasure intensifies, Ashley must choose to let go of her inhibitions or risk losing the best damn lover she’s ever had.
The bathroom door opened and closed. Her hands froze.
"Damn it, Sam. Why is it every time I take a shower you have to pee? Couldn't you just hold it for once? Or pee in a cup, for God's sake?"
"I'm not Sam. And I don't have to pee."
Ashley's eyes popped open and the bottle of body wash hit the tub with a loud thunk. The husky voice she'd heard on yesterday's video and in this morning's dream was richer in person. Sexier. Her heart took off like a deer after a shotgun blast. She peered at the shower door, seeing only a shadowy figure through the opaque glass. Well thank, God, for that. He couldn't see her either.
"Hello? Are you there, Ash?" The amusement in his tone brought her back to earth.
"Yeah, I'm here. And just who the hell are you?"
"I'm Hunter Hopewell. Sorry we didn't really get introduced the other night."
"No shit." Damn. The all-important name meant nothing. The spray from the shower roared in her ears and Ashley took a step toward the shower door.
"So who are you? I mean, you say Hunter Hopewell, but I don't know you. And you know me."
"Yes, I do. I've never met you, but I've been interested in you for a while now."
Despite the hot water, chills raced over her body, standing her hair on end. Oh, my God. A stalker. I've attracted a stalker. And I'm shut in a bathroom with him. Suddenly, she couldn't breathe.
"You work over in English at the university." He knew where she worked. "And I've seen you around the campus." He'd been watching her.
She wrapped her arms around her chest, shielding her body as best she could. Maybe Sam would come in.
"You're a beautiful girl, Ashley. With lots of potential."
Potential for what? Needing to breathe or pass out, she gasped in air.
"I think you should leave." Where the balls came from to utter that sentence, she had no idea.
"Why?" His voice rose an octave.
"Because you're scaring the crap out of me."
Jenna Jaxon is a multi-published author of historical and contemporary romance. She is currently finishing revisions to Betrothal, the first book in the Time Enough to Love series. Her Georgian novel, Only Scandal Will Do, the first in a series of five interconnecting novels, was released in July 2012. Work on the second book of the series, Only Marriage Will Do, has begun. Her third full-length novel, As Long As You’re Mine, set in Victorian London and Richmond, Virginia is currently out to an agent.
Jenna has been reading and writing historical romance since she was a teenager. A romantic herself, she has always loved a dark side to the genre, a twist, suspense, a surprise. She tries to incorporate all of these elements into her own stories. She lives in Virginia with her family and a small menagerie of pets. When not reading or writing, she indulges her passion for the theatre, working with local theatres as a director. She often feels she is directing her characters on their own private stage.
She has equated her writing to an addiction to chocolate because once she starts she just can’t stop.