Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway w/ Jessica E. Subject!


 Jessica Subject started writing to encourage her daughter to read. Now she writes to keep herself grounded. Although she reads many genres, she enjoys writing Science Fiction Romance the most and believes everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. She lives Southwestern Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids and loves to hear from anyone who has enjoyed her stories.

Where to Find Jessica:
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Writing Ménages

Unlike the other two ménage stories I’ve written, The Power of Three involves a ménage-a-trois that only lasts one night. When Oscar is freed from the gargoyle statues he was cursed to reside in, he hopes the young couple who set him free are willing to try something new to send him back to his world and his lovers.

The tricky part about writing this type of ménage is finding a reason for the characters to agree to inviting another person into their bed. The couple, Bo and Delayna, have been together for a few years, and have a very satisfying sex life, as Oscar has been witness to. Why would they want to involve another person who could possibly change the entire dynamic of their relationship? While Delayna has always fantasized about a threesome with her husband and another man, Bo is not so keen to share his wife or have any guy touching him.

The solution? The couple has a secret. Delayna fulfilled a fantasy for Bo earlier in their marriage. What was it? Well, that’s another story. But, seeing Delayna’s desire, and unable to explain how the strange man suddenly appeared in their bedroom, Bo decides to fulfill his wife’s fantasy. He does have some ground rules though. He does not want the interaction taped, or talked about after the night is over. Bo tells Oscar that if they are not able to send him home, he must leave anyway, and never return. And under no circumstances can anyone touch Bo’s backside.

Well, with those being his only rules, there is a lot of fun to have between this threesome, and they do indeed.

Tell me, what complication do you think can arise in a ménage-a-trois?
Thank you so much, TBQ, for hosting me on your blog today!

~Jessica E. Subject

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The Power of Three by Jessica E. Subject
Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC (July 17, 2012)
Series: The Edge Series, 1
Genre: Paranormal Erotica (Menage)
Cursed to live amongst several stone gargoyle statues, Oscar watches a young couple, yearning to participate in their sexual activities. For he has been away from his own lovers for over a year, and longs to touch and be touched again.
When he tumbles off the headboard onto the couple, he is released from the statue but must find a way home. His only thought: a ménage with the man and woman who freed him. But will they try something new to grant him his return passage, or leave him wandering Earth alone?
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 The Power of Three by Jessica E. Subject

“I’m from Wigbay,” [Oscar] stated. “I’m not sure how to explain where that is except to say, it’s in another dimension. I was sent here, trapped as a spirit inside your gargoyle statues when I refused to take on another female lover.”

On the day he’d been sucked away from his life partners, Catalis had arrived at his shared home, shouting curses and calling him out for not taking her as his mate. Against their advice, he left Lianna and Lewis on the love platform, anxious to dispose of their unwelcome visitor. But she had other ideas.

When he met her outdoors, she waved her arms in wide circles, uttering an ancient chant. Her malicious words drew the air around them into a swirling mass. Without the combined power of his mates, he was weak to stop her. Catalis used an energy field to bind him then tossed him into the center of the twister. Lianna and Lewis raced out the door and launched themselves onto the sorceress, but they were too late.

“You were in our statues?”

Oscar blinked hard, returning his attention to his hosts.

Bo’s eyes grew wide, his face a mess of contradictory emotions.

“Another lover?” Delayna asked.

“I’ve been able to move amongst the gargoyles you own for the past year. It feels like forever since I’ve seen Lianna and Lewis—my mates, my lovers.” A wave of sorrow threatened to wash over him, but one glimpse of the sparkle in her eyes brought back his immediate need.

“You’ve been spying on us for a year?” Bo turned to his wife. “I don’t believe this shit about being trapped, but there could be hidden cameras in your statues. I swear, Delayna. I’m throwing every single one of them away as soon as we get this whackjob out of the house.”

“Please, Bo.” She whispered something in his ear and he smiled until he caught Oscar looking at him.

Bo stood up, letting the pillow fall to the floor. “Like what you see?”
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During the tour, Jessica's doing two different giveaways! :)

1) For anyone who leaves a comment with their email address, Jessica will be awarding them a signed cover postcard and magnet.


2) One random commenter will win a $20 Amazon GC!

How to Enter:
Leave a comment on this post (WITH EMAIL ADDY); answer Jessica's question or ask her one!

Be sure to check out the rest of the tour--more comments equals more chances to win! :)

Good Luck--tour and giveaway end September 14th!
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Thanks for stopping by, Jessica! :) I loved your post, I think you captured the purpose of menage stories very well--both why you write them and why we read them! :D

Don't forget Jessica's question!
Tell me, what complication do you think can arise in a ménage-a-trois?

Follow the rest of the tour!


Until Next Time,

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Mary Preston said...

I think jealousy could be a big factor when there are 3 people in a relationship. It could be very difficult to maintain an equal balance.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Jessica today.

MomJane said...

I can't even begin to think about the possible conflicts that might arise in this type relationship.

Jessica E. Subject said...

Thank you so much for having me! It's very important to have just the right dynamic when writing a menage. All the best! :)

Jessica E. Subject said...

Yes, that is a big factor, Mary. Thank! :)

Jessica E. Subject said...

I'm sure there are many if the dynamics aren't established beforehand. Thanks! :)

Unknown said...

Thank you for hosting! So many conflicts could occur due to the craziness of this relationship! I really hope I win the home direct amazon gift card!

Jessica E. Subject said...

It is a bit crazy, but it does work for some people. :) Thanks and good luck!

Anonymous said...

It's a powerful fantasy (especially m/m/f), but I'm sure jealousy can be a big problem. Also, if a pregnancy occurred, that could complicate things a lot.


Chynarey said...

The most common conflict to arise in a menage is jealousy. And if feelings get involved one could feel like their being cheated on..


Jessica E. Subject said...

Yes, pregnancy could cause a problem for sure. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Jessica E. Subject said...

That's very true, Chynarey. Thank you! :)

Chelsea B. said...

You know, I'll admit it, I've never read a menage. But I could see where jealousy could come into play. Especially if the couple has love for each other, like in your book. It would be kind of hard to keep it out. I've always been interested in three parter romances, how they make it work, etc. I'm looking forward to trying your book!


Catherine Lee said...

WELL...Bo is just missing out on some of the fun, isn't he?? I have certainly never written and have read very few menages. That said, I can see a lot of what goes where, when (LOL). I can also see complications when a third party is brought into an existing relationship. What if one of the individuals falls for the new person on the scene?
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Vanessa N. said...

One problem they could arise is that one person on the group Msg begin to feel left out.

Jessica E. Subject said...

Thank you very much, Chelsea! Yes, I think a menage would be harder when two of the three have an already established relationship before they bring someone else into it.

Jessica E. Subject said...

Yes, it could cause problems in an already established relationship. As for the what goes where, well that's not as much of an issue in the passion of the moment. Though it is as a writer. :)

Jessica E. Subject said...

Yes, Vanessa, if one feels left out, then the dynamic is gone. Thanks! :)

Deb PelletierC said...

Jealousy,that's a big one. :-)

Jessica E. Subject said...

Yes, your right. Thanks, Renald! :)

Carin said...

I think with a menage with 2 men and one women it would be easier to make sure everyone was satisfied than with 2 women and one man, I also think jealousy would be hard to fight. thanks Jessica.
Carin mawmom at gmail dot com

Jessica E. Subject said...

I agree, Carin. Two men and one woman seem to fit together better. LOL But jealousy would exist, for sure. Thanks! :)

Jessica E. Subject said...

Thank you again, Book Queen, for hosting me during The Power of Three tour! And thanks to everyone who came to visit me!

The winner of the $20 Amazon gift certificate is Carin W. Congratulations!

I will be in contact with everyone who left their email address in their comment regarding swag.

All the best!