Wednesday, March 21, 2012

31 Flavors has been contracted to Loose Id

31 Flavors, the book about a real life couple's journey along the almightily potholed road through BDSM land has been contracted to Loose Id. Being a curious book which has stirred some readers to jumping up and down on our heads telling us how wonderful it is, we really want to get it promoted in the best way.

It doesn't quite fit with my normal niche (BDSM in fantasy settings) or Leia's (semi-erotic PNR) so we're going with a publisher with a good name in erotic romances. Because that's what 31 Flavors is -- a wonderful erotic romance that happens to have sexy bits and BDSM in the story.

The title may change a little so that it's not the Baskin Robbins slogan, and the cover may change also. We hope to keep Flavors in there somewhere. The release date is yet to be decided.

The contract is printed and signed to send to Leia but I can't post it. The roads are so dangerous here in Queensland due to exceptional rains that I'm stuck. Tomorrow may be better. I only have a widdle car -- a Japanese toy thing which hits anything that's higher than an ant's ass above the road surface.

But soon we'll be putting our book to bed and tucking it in for a few months until the re-release.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Jealousy in multiple partner relationships

I've got a new menage release today, and it got me to wondering: what are the chances of having a multiple-partnership relationship, whether it has a BDSM aspect or not, without jealousy getting in the way?

Men, it seems, have more of a tendency to be outwardly jealous. Women seem to keep it inside, but men tend to show more obvious signs of jealousy and possessiveness. So what happens when these signs show up in a multiple-partner relationship? And do you think people who engage in permanent menage relationships or BDSM relationships are better equipped to handle these jealousy issues?

Here's my thought: in any multiple-partner relationship, each person is aware they will be sharing or being shared. One would hope the people doing the sharing would talk beforehand, acknowledge that they won't always have 100% of the sharee's attention, and come to terms with it. Undoubtedly, though, that doesn't always happen.

Personally, there's no way I would enter into a multiple-partner relationship without talking about this issue. I can imagine it's one of the things that could tear apart the relationship forever, and it shouldn't be ignored.

What are your thoughts on jealousy in a multiple-partner relationship?

If you're interested in my new release, here's the blurb:

Luc, Carter, and Jake make up the Buffalo Intimidators' top scoring line and play together both on and off the ice, with a history of sharing women. Each of them is also a client of massage therapist Eva. When they decide they want to be more than just clients, they approach her about having a ménage a quatre.

Eva's been secretly lusting after the guys for months, but was afraid to say anything in an attempt to keep her relationship with the guys on a strictly professional level. Besides, how could she pick just one when such mouthwatering displays of masculinity are spread out on her massage table every day? She agrees to the ménage, but when serious health problems begin to plague members of the team, will she want more than a quick score with her hockey boys?

And the lovely cover: