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When they finally took care of the family issues, they decided it was time to go back after her and came back all cavemen giving her a spanking to make sure that the heroine understood they loved her because she dared to show her surprise. For 3 weeks the woman has no idea if she will see them again and in fact was pretty sure she would not and the excuse they make when they find her is: now we can concentrate on you because our family business are resolved. Reading it?
The slave concept is for me a complete foreign concept vs my own personality so I have a hard time to relate but I find the complexity and range of emotions between the Dom and the Sub completely fascinating. I will not take my teacher suit again if you do not know the difference between a pet and a slave but there is a huge difference that sometimes some authors do not know.
Credibility does not mean contemporary. Most will make the confusion because it is not contemporary then everything is allowed and tolerated. Credibility means I can relate to the heroine no matter if the story take place in a Sci-Fi or paranormal or whatever genre. Credibility means that I can say to myself: oh yes!
Unless the girl was raised in a cave, with no contact whatsoever and even so, I would assume that her hormones would speak to her one way or another. When I read an erotic menage or not romance, I do not want to read an harlequin with a missionary position here and there to be labelled erotic. I want my erotic hot and dirty. Each time I just want to throw up and have this urge to contact the author and tell her generally a her that she should think to maybe switch to Harlequin. Most of the time the sex is enough tame to fit it anyway. Do not get me wrong.
I used to read harlequin a lot… when I was a teen or a young woman. But as a middle aged woman now, aware about my own sexuality and not ashamed to talk about it, I just cannot relate with a 25ish virgin woman anymore. Those heroines are just too tame for me now. This is as simple as that.
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Same with the males. If a character is still single at 40, was a bachelor and had sex with top models all his life… if he falls for a curvy woman all of a sudden, I wish to know his reasons. It does not mean that I want the heroines all curvy here. It is just an example. Some people will jump to conclusion that it is because of the gang sex. Dead wrong. In general, I much prefer a high maintenance guy rather than a high maintenance girl. My definition of equality : all characters have the same amount of attention in the romance, sex and in the story in general.
The focus is not 1 or 2 people but everyone. Is it that difficult to add some humor in a story? I wonder. I mean everyone do find in their life some humor in some situations no? I do not ask a story to turn comedy but here and there some clumsy situation or some funny thoughts can add so much more in the story. I just cannot think to rate a 10k and less story a great story.
For me it is just a sex chapter. I understand that the. I see more and more of them. I find them frustrating, with no depth. I do not mean that in order for a story to be excellent, it needs to be a certain number of pages but I need time to fall for the characters and it is quite impossible for me to do it in less than 30 pages. I know that sometimes the publishers ask drastic edits and sometimes it is not really your choice. But for me the longer I read a story, deeper I fall for the characters and in the end, I am completely under the spell of the romance. Serialized stories : extremely frustrating in my opinion.
Most especially because I have to wait weeks or months before I get the next chapters. By that time, I completely forgot what I already read, who is who etc. So of course I loose interest. On top of it is very expensive to buy a serialized vs a complete one. But after a couple attempt, I just decided to either collect all the serialized parts or buy the complete book which was cheaper anyway.
Maybe if the releases were close enough like on a weekly basis? But honestly one chapter in june and the next one in october? I think this is pretty disrespectful for the customer. So instead of the publisher waiting for the author to provide the chapters, they should use an already written book and serialize it and deliver the chapters on a short time basis. They will not loose our interest in my opinion plus the author would be less pressured to provide something quickly which is never a good thing for the quality. Since I praise so much the equality in the menage, I think it is a logical choice.
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Regarding the ending MF, I do not like them. If it is described as MF with menage sex scenes, then I know in advance and I will not be upset. Publishers suck in this. They want to increase so much their sales that they mix BDSM when it is only bondage, or menage when it is a menage sex scene. I have the very bad habit to read the last couple of pages before I even start the story. It does not diminish the fun to read a story at all because it is generally very short.
If I find it ends MF. Then I do not read it. I have quite a few in my collection. The funny thing to read the last 3 pages is that I make my own conclusion about the main focus of the story: sex, romance or plot. If the book ends with sex, then sex will be the main focus in the story. If it ends with babies, then the romance will be the focus. If it ends with other characters like family or friends, then either it is a series or we will have a sequel of the current story and most of the time the focus of the book will be the plot.
I have no idea why, but I am usually right. I love to be kept on my toes but on the other hand I like to know that the ending will be satisfactory with a Cinderella ending… which goes completely against my 25ish virgin Cinderella character that I dislike so much. Complex me? I am going to generalize here and I am sorry about it because of course there are exceptions.
But overall, I noticed that:. The plots are rarely developed vs the sex which is often the main focus of the story. I am very okay to read a bisexual menage. Most of the time the sensibility is higher with the guys vs MFM. If so, I would just then read a MM story without a woman involved. Unfortunately a lot of author are using the woman as a bed toy in the romance. Most of the time the MM relationship already exists before the arrival of the woman. I enjoy way more when it is not the case and the menage MMF is build without any of the character already involved in a relationship.
Generally we find the equality. I think most authors pick the easy way with the best friends which is not all bad but as I said, easy. Why easy? They grow up together, one was generally adopted, they got close because their childhood was difficult and they could rely only on each other so sharing women were just logical.
This is most of the time explained by the authors in a couple of lines before they move forward with the story. If 2 men like to share, I want to know way more than it is because the sex is satisfactory. A menage is a long term relationship, not only about sex. Unfortunately this part is not always developed in menage stories and therefore the story becomes a good one vs a great one.
I am fortunate so far that the authors who choose this sub-genre are very good writers but lack sometimes of imagination. The originality factor here is almost existent. But what I would like is no more brothers but strangers. That would be original and more intense. It is like they want to expand their range of readers but are lost in the process on how to do it because they did not make enough researches to get a solid knowledge or they do not have a trio in mind but still a duo where they are more comfortable with.
Methinks that they should read a bit more of menage before they start to write this sub-genre and not only from the same author. I talked with a couple of authors and they all told me that they found difficult to multiply threefold the emotions and knot them together. Again, I am talking in general. I did find some authors who can write everything like maestro. So here are my thoughts.
Take it or leave it. Take them with a grain of salt. I am talking in general only. I read hundreds of erotica menage romance before I started this blog dedicated to menage reviews. I am a reader first before being a reviewer. I understand that each author put a lot of what they are or live into their stories. For me, I have quite an issue with best girl friends that take decisions on behalf the heroine.
That is a line any of my friends would never cross… e. I noticed this with two authors. Both girlfriends were main heroines in previous stories. But what was acceptable when they were main characters, it was no longer acceptable when they became secondary characters. Main issue is that, as a reader, I want to relate to the heroine and if the heroine is weak and with no backbones, then I jump out of the wagon very quickly.
So my advise? Keep the secondary characters at their places: funny, nice and supportive, nothing else. Everything else is annoying. Something that truly bother me is to do not know beforehand if the story is truly a stand alone or if I should read the full series because the author makes constant references on previous stories. In my book this is rape so be very very careful if you are tempted to use this and believe this will attract somehow more readers. Forced seduction and non consensual are RAPE. Let me say it again… R. She giggled and hugged him tight for a moment. But that was all he allowed before taking her hand and leading her upstairs to the game room.
I…want to be my best for your lover. He stepped out and held it for her. With an elegant move, Janet pulled off her top, the last piece of clothing on her body, running forward to take possession of the intriguing shower. Amused, he watched her sensual body moving, the delicious curves appealing even after the loving.
He found the double belly particularly fascinating, a different trait that added to her sensuality in an indefinable way, blending in harmoniously with everything else. Like Liked by 1 person. Like Like. Right on. A reader who knows what she wants.
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Although I did pen one story where the guys were virtual strangers who ended up sharing the submissive because it took two of them to keep her in line. They became best of friends in the process. However it did take some compromising on both of their parts to give the heroine what she needed.
As a fairly established BDSM author now, when I first started writing it five years ago, I made a lot of newbie mistakes, and it showed. Research is the key…and your readers will thank you in the end.
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I will be the first to admit though that it can be a real challenge to keep all three partners equal at times, even in a non-BDSM book. Each character has a voice and should be represented — whether they are the dominant, submissive or that tricky thing called a switch. So take the time to develop them. Ok…off my soapbox now. I will agree with you about the cleanliness thing. No one wants a stinky lover. Besides shower scenes are my favorite. Send your couple inside to get clean and let the good times roll. Thank you Dakota for your comment and insight. I believe with the electronic ebook era, a lot of people decided to jump the fence and give it a try as an author.
The 50 shades success, BDSM became accessible and no longer a dangerous perversion way to have sex. We are no longer living in the times of our grandparents where divorce was not an option. Cheating and divorce is our daily reality, we do not associate love with forever but a good years if they are lucky. But women are women and Romanticism will never die. It just evolved. And in the new eyes, a Dom took the place of the pirate and earl we use to read in our teens years.
So mix both: BDSM and romance and easy publishing, stir a little bit and we have all kind of books, from ridiculous to outstanding. New publishers showed up with the electronic era, some with strong requirements… some did care and went with the numbers of release. Their goals are different: quality versus quantity. I have been in close contact with BDSM in real life. This is probably the reason why I am a bit more critic about the credibility etc. Researches are key IMHO. And with internet, there is no excuse to offer poor quality.
The biggest mistake an author can make is to believe that only a minority of readers will understand the difference between a fantasy Dom and a real Dom. Maybe some authors do not even know themselves the difference, who knows. Regarding the equal time… extremely challenging, I agree.
I hate the twins or friends that do not have distinct personality. The author take the easy way out. That is why I know writing a menage is not for every author, it is a challenge and here again, reading successful menage authors before writing one is a must. Improvisation and lack of researches are not a good idea if the author wishes to be taken seriously and most of all become successful.
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