Ménage Scenes – What’s your Preference?

What’s your vision of the perfect ménage scene? Do you prefer only two men and one woman? How about two women and one man? Three women? Do you like to see more than three characters in a ménage? Or, does it even matter how many and which gender, as long as the scene is filled with sexual tension, vivid imagery and satisfying eroticism?

Here’s a confession: All of the above! Most of all, when I read a ménage scene, I want it to reach out and pull me into the action, to make me want to be one (or more) of the characters, to feel and experience what they’re feeling. If the scene can do that, I’m not particular about which combinations are involved, though I will admit to a penchant for two (or three) women together.

Another question: Do you want the characters in your ménage scenes to be in love with each other? Should the story climax in a three-way commitment, a true polyamory resolution? Or, are scenes involving recreational sex appealing to you – scenes that might take place in the swing lifestyle, for example?

Another confession: Both! My husband and I write Erotic Romance for Two, Three, or More under our pen name, Adriana Kraft. When we begin a new story, we usually are inspired by a basic plot idea, but we focus on getting to know our characters before any words go on the page. Which type of ménage scenes will find their way into the story is driven by who these people turn out to be. Sometimes recreational sex is the perfect fit. For our happily married baby boomer couple Jen and Brett Andrews, the swing lifestyle exactly fit what they were looking for, and they’re definitely reaping the benefits of friends with benefits in our Swinging Games series.

Our fictional erotica author Luci Parker, on the other hand, is seeking a love relationship that can meet her needs as a bisexual woman. When a married couple starts courting her in Writing Skin, she begins to think it may just be possible.

Sometimes the solution is a hybrid. We created (we thought) the fictional modern-day Aphrodite, Meg Keenan, a bisexual woman who loves bringing other couples together by sharing her sexuality with each partner. Meg led us on a merry chase through the first four books of our Meghan’s Playhouse series and astounded us with her successful matchmaking skills. She gave us opportunities for highly charged f/m/f, f/f/m, m/f/m and four way scenes along the way – recreational sex, for sure, though always very loving. By book five, she’s nearly thirty, and her story line begs for her own happy ending. We’re not giving away anything – but we think both she and the readers will be satisfied with her resolution.

MEGHAN'S PLAYHOUSE BOOK 5: MEG'S FOLLY by Adriana Kraft - Click Image to Close

MEGHAN’S PLAYHOUSE BOOK 5: MEG’S FOLLY by Adriana Kraft
Genre: Contemporary / Bisexual
EBook formats ISBN: 978-1-60313- 827-7
Print formats ISBN: 978-1-60313-848-2
Rating:
Erotica – Controversial

When Meghan Keenan’s old flame Josh Hendricks unexpectedly shows up at the Summer Shakespeare Festival where she has a leading role, Meg has a brilliant inspiration: he’ll be perfect for Camila, the hot Latina who currently shares Meg’s bed. If Meg’s scheme works, she can continue to enjoy sexy escapades with both of them.
Josh has a different idea. He’s come to the Festival with one goal in mind: to marry Meg. Will Camila buy into the plan and help him spark Meg’s jealousy? Can Josh escape this tempting triangle unscathed? And if he does, can he claim his would-be bride before she flees in panic?

Here’s the Blurb and a snippet from shortly after the story opens:

BLURB Meg’s Folly

When Meghan Keenan’s old flame Josh Hendricks unexpectedly shows up at the Summer Shakespeare Festival where she has a leading role, Meg has a brilliant inspiration: he’ll be perfect for Camila, the hot Latina who currently shares Meg’s bed. If Meg’s scheme works, she can continue to enjoy sexy escapades with both of them.

Josh has a different idea. He’s come to the Festival with one goal in mind: to marry Meg. Will Camila buy into the plan and help him spark Meg’s jealousy? Can Josh escape this tempting triangle unscathed? And if he does, can he claim his would-be bride before she flees in panic?

EXCERPT

Yawning, Meg glanced at the living room clock. It was well past midnight, hardly a late night for theater folks, but she knew Josh must still be on Eastern Time. They’d dissected his play about every which way possible. With his long legs crossed at the ankles, he slouched in the easy chair sitting across from the couch where she and Camila sat.

“What are you working on now?” Camila asked. “Or are you one of those superstitious writers who won’t talk about a work in progress?”

Meg knew Josh wouldn’t hesitate to talk about current work. Josh reveled in carrying on about writing—his own or others. Meg squeezed Camila’s fingers. She was pleased with how the girl responded to Josh’s presence. For his part, Josh engaged easily with both of them. She’d noticed his arousal pressing against his trousers several times. It felt as if she and Josh hadn’t been separated for so many months.

Josh smiled and shrugged. “I often bounce ideas off of people who appreciate the ins and outs of telling stories. I’m sort of between things right now. Of course, as you know, a writer has lots of plots floating at the same time. I’m considering a play that’s been percolating the last several months about the struggles bisexuals confront: not quite fitting in any world except their own.

“That has a familiar personal ring,” Camila admitted. “Straights and gays think I’m either just playing around or can’t decide.”

Meg’s response was quick. “I haven’t felt particularly at sea because of my sexual orientation.”

Josh’s grin split his face. “Why would you? You’ve created your own network of like minded people.” Josh winked at Camila. “You must know that our Meg’s favorite role is that of matchmaker.”

“I’ve noticed.” Camila nibbled on Meg’s right ear. “She’s already failed with me.”

“Really?”

Meg glowered at Josh.

“Philip.”

“That rather uneasy fellow I met at the theater?”

Camila arched an eyebrow at Meg. “I didn’t see Philip tonight.”

“He was there.” Meg brushed a hand along Camila’s thigh. She’d been inching her short skirt higher for the past twenty minutes. From Josh’s look he must have a superior view of Camila’s satin v-string and the outlines of the treasure it barely concealed. “I told him we’ll be rather busy the next few days. He’ll be gone most of the week. I’ll take care of Philip. He’s been a good friend this summer.” Meg stuck her tongue out at Camila. “Who knows, if Josh sticks around long enough we may want a fourth.”

Camila’s eyes rounded as she shuddered. “Double the fun.”

“Or trouble,” Josh countered.

About the Author

Adriana Kraft is the pen name for a married pair of baby-boomers who believe that good sex is meant to be enjoyed. We write erotic romance for two, three, or more, with pairings that include straight m/f, lesbian, bisexual, ménage and polyamory, in both contemporary and paranormal settings. We blog about erotic fiction and also feature a weekly Stay Sexy column on Sundays, focused on keeping vibrant, healthy, excited and sexy across the life cycle.  Whether we’re crafting erotic fiction, sharing health tips, reviewing books, movies, and toys, or talking about our personal experiences, we hope to inspire our readers to live life to the fullest, embrace their sexuality, and do what is within their power to maintain healthy bodies and minds. We invite you to stop by our Website, browse our Blog, and sample a taste of our world, “filled with warmth, blazing hot sex, well-developed characters…not for the faint of heart.” (Romance Junkies).

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One response

  1. Lilly VanHorn says:

    I prefer m/f/m when it comes to menage. As for them ending up in a relationship, that isn’t necessary for me and they don’t have to be in love. The main thing I require as a reader is that the plot goes somewhere and the characters ARC. Unless of course we’re talking about a quickie short story, then that isn’t as important.

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