Today she's joining me to talk about her newest release Interlocking Hearts (The DMA Files) ;
Sometimes we all need a little more…
There has to be a little bit of fantasy in every romance. Because in every romance there has to be a Happily Ever After. It can be hard enough to drag two characters kicking and screaming to the end…trust me, it’s even more difficult when there are three.
I have found myself saying about certain characters, “She’s too much woman for one man.” At least I definitely said that about Paisley from Coral-600 (The DMA Files #1). Paisley was sex positive to a fault. She didn’t want to do anything that didn’t feel good, and commitment definitely didn’t leave this gal with the warm fuzzies.
So when my editor leaves a note in the margins asking me when Paisley’s story is coming, I admit, I may have stared at it for a long time wondering what the hell to do.
There are some characters that scream their stories at me, and others that I have to unwrap like a present. Or a burning hot artichoke. I think Paisley was more the artichoke variety. But when she did finally start talking to me, it became painfully obvious that she would walk all over any man. She needed at least two to keep her busy. Paisley finds connections with the humanoids who have gone beyond artificial intelligence into self-awareness. She enjoys teaching them about the world, but she also learns so much from the way they view things.
When working with two male leads, especially two who are mechanically upgraded (Lots and lots of upgrades.) they have an opportunity to do some things that human males can’t. I have to admit, they may have certain features explicitly because I wanted them to be able to perform in a certain way during a sexual encounter. But there were still plenty of bumpy spots to deal with.
Writing with two people of the same sex in a sex scene is hard enough, but having a third character react and having to make sure the reader knows which “he” we mean…wow. That’s rough. Despite some shared experiences, Ben and Jon are very different men. So having them have their own ways to touch, talk, and have sex is an important part of expressing who they are as individuals.
I hope I did them justice, because they were the ones who took me for a ride as they revealed their stories to me.
Do you enjoy ménage romances? What is your favorite part about seeing three (or more!) characters get their Happily Ever Afters?
The DMA Files, Book 2
After her husband threw her out, Paisley Compton drew her sexuality around her like a shield. She finds solid ground as a palace maid until, during a formal dinner service, she trips onto the lap of a man who takes her breath away.
Ben has always known Jon is far more than property, and he jumps at the chance to get the android his certificate of humanity. Paisley—whose abilities far exceed her job title—is a welcome distraction from the bureaucracy.
Used and abused by his former owners, Jon trusts no one—particularly the smartass woman who’s caught Ben’s eye. He might not be certified human yet, but he has all the right parts to get to the bottom of this sexy mystery wrapped in a maid’s uniform.
Their attraction sparks unexpected new conduits among them, but when they realize Jon’s certificate comes with a terrible price, they must risk everything to foil an Anti-Mech plot—and hope they survive to lose themselves in each other’s arms.
Overheating is likely. The mechanics in these pages require ample lubrication to perform at optimum levels. When possible, multiple system operators are recommended.
Roxy wrote her first story at age six on an electric typewriter. It was about a cat and a haunted house. Thankfully, her stories and technology have matured since then. Now Roxy spends her days fighting the evil day job in hopes of conquering the stories that run rampant in her head when she comes home at night. When she discovered Erotic Romance, Roxy fell in love. She can’t wait to share all her fun and sexy stories with everyone. To connect with Roxy Mews find her babbling on Twitter, friend her on Facebook, visit her Blog, or find all these links on RoxyRocksMe.com