Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Lure of Menage

There was a time when I just couldn't wrap my brain around the idea of a menage. Mind you, I have no trouble imagining it in my fantasies. In them I often have more than two guys wanting to take me on. :) However, in my writing I kept thinking about the dynamics of two guys wanting to share one woman.

I mean, won't they get jealous of each other? Won't there be fights? The usual macho postering? And what if the gal liked one guy better than the other? Would he know it or guess? What would happen then?

It seemed an insurmountable problem for me until I came up with the idea for SiNN, my first menage. In it, Lea's being stalked by a ruthless psychopath who wants her dead. Enter Jake Gabriel and Toby Quinn, US Marshals and friends sent to protect her.

At first, I thought Lea and Jake would be the sole love/sex interest, but somehow Toby kept nudging me and saying, 'Hey, give me a chance, will ya?' Rather than fight what my characters wanted, I just went with it and BAM (as Emeril would say), my first menage was born and none of the things I worried about happened. My heroes were confident enough in their own masculinity to have Lea crave them both at the same time. They became each other's family, in addition to giving each other tons of pleasure.

And now I'm proud to announce that my newest menage has just been accepted for publication by Ellora's Cave. I'm awaiting title approval, so I can't share that as yet. However, I promise this menage will be as steamy as SiNN and will bear my signature 'heat with heart'. :)


Stormie Kent said...

I love menage! No characters have tried to talk to me and tell me they wanted a story yet, though. ;(
Love your work Tina.

Tina Donahue said...

Thanks, Stormie!! I'm really getting into menage now. Never thought I'd say that. :)

jean hart stewart said...

Good for you, girl. Always great to try something new. Haven't done menage yet but maybe someday???

Tina Donahue said...

Probably someday, Jean. I never thought I'd try it, but it was so perfect for the plot it was easier than I thought. :)

Renee Vincent said...

I love that your characters talk to you (or hound you) and demand you give them a chance. I really enjoyed how you came up with this idea to make it a menage. VERY excited to check this book out.

As always, I'm sure this book will be just as good, if not better, than all the rest. Can't wait to hear the name of your new upcoming menage!!!

Wishing the best for you, Tina!

Tina Donahue said...

Thanks, Renee! I should hear in a few days if my title choice is approved. :)

Amber Skyze said...

Woo Hoo! I love reading and writing menages. Can't wait to hear about the title too.


Tina Donahue said...

Hey, Amber (and Renee) - just got the news of my title approval "Sinfully Wicked" :)

Adele Dubois said...

Tina--I loved the SINN excerpt and agree that menage is HOT! Best of luck with your current release and all future books! You're a wonderful writer.


Tina Donahue said...

Thanks, Adele. :) I never thought I'd write a menage, but SiNN just begged for it.