I’m delighted to welcome fellow MFRW author Ashley Ladd here today. She’s got a brand new MFM ménage romance out, and I’m excited to learn more about Her Men (pun intended). Here comes Ashley!
1. Hi Ashley, and welcome. You’ve come up with a very interesting pretext for all your characters being in the same place at the same time. Can you tell me how the idea for a college marching band reunion first came to you?
I recently got an invitation to a school reunion which made me wonder what if. I couldn’t afford to attend and I don’t know who did, but it sparked this story idea for a class reunion. As per the marching band, I twirled flags in my high school marching band and also when I was in military tech school.
2. If Julie, Timmy, and James were interested in one another in their university days, why did it take twenty years before someone acted on the attraction?
When Timmy left Julie for his old girlfriend, she was devastated. She liked James but he had a steady girlfriend so they remained friends. They graduated college, moved on, and married other people. Their lives went on. But now they’re all single and in the same place again. Hopefully life will give them a second chance.
3. Since it’s rare for me to get a ménage writer on my blog, I’ll take the opportunity to ask for a clarification of terms. What’s the difference between a M(ale)-F(emale)-M(ale) and M(ale)-M(ale)-F(emale)? Do you prefer to write one over the other?
I’m so glad you asked because I didn’t always understand the distinction either. The placement of the character (M(ale) vs. F(emale)) is very important. It tripped me up in the beginning.
MM is male-male. MF is male-female. MMF means that the males are involved in a gay relationship first and the female joins the sexual relationship after the fact. MFM means that both of the males are heterosexual and only have sex with the female but not with each other. MMM means that there are three gay males in a sexual relationship.
The first time I wrote an MMF was for Ellora’s Cave. When I signed up to write it, I thought I was signing up for an MFM, not realizing that the placement of the letters was important. I thought one lucky female was going to have sex with two straight males at once. But I was wrong and already contracted so I wrote the MMF. It was my bestseller ever and so I started writing more MM, MMF, and MMM romanticas.
4. Wow, talk about a fortunate sequence of events. I did mention I wanted to learn more about your men, didn’t I? Would you mind sharing a snippet from when sparks first fly between your heroine and her two heroes?
Here’s a snippet from Her Men. Timmy and James both want Julie’s attention and neither are happy that the other is there. Julie’s nervous too, and thus took a Benadryl, forgot, and then had a couple drinks so she’s not doing too well.
“I’m so hungry—for you.” Tim twisted her hair in his fingers and pressed his lips to her forehead. “And I’m so hot, if you know what I mean.”
“Me too.” She was glad for her buzz, for the courage it provided. She longed to kiss him, wondered why he hadn’t kissed her yet.
“Let’s ditch dinner and…”
A shadow fell between them and James grabbed her away from Tim. “I’m breaking in. You’ve monopolized her all night.”
“But you don’t dance. You don’t like disco,” she blurted, surprised but thrilled.
“I do now. If it’s the only way I get my turn to see you, I’ll dance all night. I’m tired of waiting for you at the table.” James tugged her into his arms, ignoring Tim’s deathly glare.
“One dance, then I’m coming back.” Tim stalked away and grabbed a drink, which he downed in one gulp.
5. Before I let you go—what project(s) are you working on right now? Should readers be expecting another release in the near future?
I’m working on “Gaycation” which is an MMF about an erotic male-male BDSM romance writer who attends a gay convention to get more ideas for her stories. She winds up getting way more than she bargained for.
Before “Gaycation” can possibly come out (I’m thinking positively), Spooky Sojourn will release October 24, 2014 and Pretend Lover will release March 2015. Both of these are MFs. Spooky Sojourn is a ghostly paranormal romance in keeping with Halloween. Pretend Lover is a comedy light BDSM spanking romance.
I’m a huge PNR fan, so I’ll definitely need to have you back when Spooky Sojourn comes out!
For more information about the book and author, just scroll down. As always, comments are much appreciated.
by Ashley Ladd
Forty-four year old Julie Weston has loved Timmy and James since her college days twenty something years ago. She's fantasized about both all these long years, never able to choose between them.
Hoping Tim and James will attend, she attends their college marching band reunion. When both men show up her dreams are answered. They're sexier than she imagined and she hopes they won't be disappointed by her older self.
It turns out both men came just to see her again and neither is happy about the other’s presence. They fight over her, confusing her more than ever. It takes a hot ménage…or two…for her heart to decide which one she’s in love with.
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About Ashley Ladd
Ashley Ladd is a disabled Air Force vet that is hard of hearing but still loves language, especially the written word. She loves a sexy man, especially one with a military background and they’ll often pop up in her stories. She also loves cats and has been known to empower a cat with the gift of speech. Unfortunately he wouldn’t shut up. J She loves to plug into Pandora and sip Diet Coke while writing, usually with a cat or kid at her side.