Genre: Contemporary, Interracial

Menage: MMF
Series: no
Length: 27,847 words / 103 pages
Published By: Siren Publishing
Published on: June 2012
ISBN # 978-1-61926-800-5
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[Ménage Amour: Erotic Ménage a Trois Romance, M/M/F with M/M, HEA]

Keaton Gates and Ashland Lance are lovers and musicians in a band called Endymion. Keaton believes there is something missing, not only from the sound of their music, but also in their lives. When he hears Momo Willows singing Endymion’s signature song, he knows she’s the muse he’s been waiting for.

At first, Ash Lance is jealous of the new girl in Keaton’s life until he meets her. Momo is unlike anyone he’s ever met, and they soon discover that they connect on many levels. But he’s reluctant to take her away from Keaton, just as Momo refuses to come between them.

Keaton is quick to assure them he wants all three of them to learn to be in a ménage relationship, but as they learn how to live and love together, another threat is moving between them, threatening to take Momo away…forever.


Some author are gifted and Beth D. Carter is one of them.

In a Chord is a short story and at first I was not sure if I would get the same intensity I got with the other book I read from this author, Spirals  and was wondering if In a Chord would be that good.

I will try to not compare both story but I have to mention that I was pleased to find some similarities such credibility, equality in the relationship and lovable characters. The heroine was sassy and I so enjoyed that after her short initial confusion to fell for two guys, she happily jumped into the relationship with a clear mind. I could picture her in real life easily.

I liked the plot very much, although not original, the ending took me by surprise. Maybe, the author could have developed a bit more the villain’s past and personality but I did not feel cheated that was not the case. It would have been a bonus in the plot I think, that’s all.

Sex scenes were well described and hot. I did not feel that they were scorching hot tho. I believe that sometimes it was a bit too quick in action. I liked that nobody was the center of attention and everyone was equal.

I could also appreciate some humor. “wearing the same underwear three days in a row“? really? yuck! lol

When I read this story, I kept thinking of a group bang Apocalyptica. I am not into heavy metal at all but I must say that I love this…

I sure do recommend this book and I hope that Beth D. Carter will get the spotlights she deserves. She is a great author that I never tired myself to read!

Characters: 5
Plot: 4
Sex Heat: 3
Equality Level: 5
Credibility: 5
Originality: 4
Editing: 4

Overall Rating: 4

You can buy In a Chord by Beth D. Carter  HERE.


I am a full-time writer and stay-at-home mom which means I watch a lot of Pixar films. Over and over and over again. I hate washing dishes but I love cooking. I hate washing clothes but I love wearing them. I try to write characters who aren’t cookie cutters, ones who are full of angst but where love redeems them. I push myself to write complicated situations that I have no idea how to resolve, forcing me to think outside the box. Music inspires me as do the boats and arguing seals in the marina where I live. I hate people who don’t pick up their dog’s crap in public places and I really hate people who are rude and condescending. I especially hate discrimination in all and every form. The perfect birthday presents are gift certificates to bookstores. And I love to hear from readers. I’m really easy to find on Facebook or Twitter.


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