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Monday, May 21, 2012

Ménage a May: Stephanie Julian (Guest Post/Giveaway)


Good morning and welcome to Day 2 of Ménage a May! Please give a warm welcome to an author who is both talented and super sweet, Stephanie Julian! 





I love writing ménage.
I mean, if one hero is good, two has to be better, right?
Absolutely.

The first ménage I read was Lora Leigh’s FORBIDDEN PLEASURE. I was hooked. Her Men of August series is still one I pull out every now and then and reread.
I’ve written four ménages over the past few years and I always love when the story dictates a threesome.

In a ménage, there are three people but four sides to the relationship. There’s the relationship between the heroine and hero one; the relationship between the heroine and hero two, the relationship between the heroes; and finally the relationship between all three.
And yes, even though I don’t write male/male/female relationships (where the men also have a sexual relationship), the men always have a relationship. The story wouldn’t work without it.


In SEDUCED BY TWO, the heroes are brothers, both scarred by a mutual past. Tyler and Jensen are tied together by a dark history and when they meet Nica, they realize she’s the one woman both of them can love and who’s strong enough to love both of them.
That’s a recurring theme in my ménages—strength. The strength to overcome a dark past or the strength to love even when the odds are stacked against you.

In MOONLIGHT MÉNAGE, Tira is an Etruscan witch with the ability to see future events. She’s been in love with Nic and Duke, two Etruscan werewolves, for most of her life. But one touch changed her life. She saw Nic’s death and has been unable to be around either of them. Tira needs to find the strength in herself to overcome her fear and to love her men.

Until the day Evie Simmons was kidnapped, she had no idea magic existed. Imagine her shock when she finds out she’s got power she never imagined and oh, yeah, there are werewolves too. And she’s in love with one. And he’s trying to set her up with his best human friend. In MOONLIGHT TEMPTATION, Evie discovers that sometimes the only way to find love is to discover the magic.

In July, readers will get to meet Amity, Etruscan Goddess of Health, in GODDESS IN THE MIDDLE. Amity and the rest of the Forgotten Goddesses have been losing their powers throughout the centuries but when Amity meets Remy and Rom, a pair of Etruscan werewolf cousins with unusual powers, she finds her own strength is boosted by her sexual relationship with them.

Two can definitely be better than one...


GODDESS IN THE MIDDLE
July 3rd, 2012
TOGETHER. THEY CREATE THE MOST POWERFUL MAGIC OF ALL …Romulus and Remus are sexy werewolf cousins with an unbreakable bond. When they meet beautiful goddess Amity and save her from an encroaching demon, they discover that the three of them together are way more powerful than any of them could ever have imagined. And they're going to need that power to overcome the forces that are determined to steal Amity's magic and destroy the two men. As different as night and day, and each an amazing man in his own right, Rom and Remy make all of Amity's deepest fantasies come true ...



~*GIVEAWAY*~
Stephanie is offering a menage of prizes up for our readers, 4 different books! Just leave a comment;  What M/F/M relationships have you read about and loved? and fill out the RaffleCopters below. Additional entries are available but not required. First is one copy of her upcoming release, Goddess in the Middle. This giveaway is open to one US or Canadian reader and won't be able to be sent until it's release. To enter, fill out the appropriate RaffleCopter below. Next Stephanie is giving away the eBooks of Seduced by Two, Moonlight Menage and Moonlight Temptation! One winner for each book. To enter, fill out the approriate RaffleCopter below.

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67 comments:

Kassandra said...

Four Play by Maya Banks and Shayla Black was the first more than 2 book I ever read. LOVED it. Both stories were fan your self hot and the characters dealt with the complexities of having that sort of relationship instead of just hoping for the best.

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Sue Sattler said...

I started with Shayla Black's Wicked series and then moved on to Sophie Oak and now I can't get enough.

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Vanessa theJeepDiva said...

Not entering giveaway, I've read them all. Stephanie's books are HOT! There is a scene in Moonlight Menage that I still refer to as the sexiest menage scene that I have ever read. Good stuff!

Patricia said...

My favorite M/F/M is Laid Bare by Lauren Dane. I loved the dynamic between Erin, Todd, and Ben. Maya Banks Colter's brother series is another favorite.

Glittergirl said...

I haven't recorded all the authors I've read in menage but the one's that stick are Leigh, Emma Holly (especially her Demon Series and Strange Attractions) Angela Knight and Maya Blacks 4 Play. Several scenes stick in my mind at times ;-)

elaing8 said...

I have read a lot of m/f/m books.Ones that stand out are Maya Banks,in her Sweet series,there's some.And Lauren Dane's Laid Bare..but it also has some m/m scenes too.Anya Bast's Jeweled and Jaded.

LorettaLynn//Temprance said...

Ive read a few, Ive pretty muched loved them all. I havent been reading them way to long. The last one i read and really loved was the Vampire,werewolf and the witch.. Very good book. I have never read any of your's but they do sound really good! Thank you for the chance to win some:)
Loved the post!

LorettaLynn
elliott2668(at)yahoo(dot)com

Leni said...

A couple of M/F/M stories that I enjoyed were Rough,Raw & Ready by Lorelei James and Pleasure Bound by Opal Carew.

Cathy M said...

One of my favorites is Vampire Trinity by Joey W Hill. Emotional, with great characters, and off the charts romance.


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heather said...

Sophie Oak has some great menage series. Three to Ride is my favorite.

andieleah said...

I haven't read a while lot of menage books till recently but I have enjoyed Earths Desire by Daisy Dunn...it has twin werewolves! Yummilicious:) Really want to read Goddess in the Middle!!!! Added the rest of the books to my tbr list...I'm sold!! If I don't win I'm saving my gift cards to buy these books! One way our the other...they are coming home with me!!!! Lol.

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andieleah said...

I haven't read a while lot of menage books till recently but I have enjoyed Earths Desire by Daisy Dunn...it has twin werewolves! Yummilicious:) Really want to read Goddess in the Middle!!!! Added the rest of the books to my tbr list...I'm sold!! If I don't win I'm saving my gift cards to buy these books! One way our the other...they are coming home with me!!!! Lol.

andieleah78@gmail.com

books4me said...

Megan, Beckett, and Cian from Sophie Oak's A Faery Story Bound!

Wendy/books4me

Susan W. said...

Stephanie Julian is one of my favorite authors! She writes some of the best menage stories out there! Leah Brooke, Lauren Dane, Desire Holt and Lora Leigh are also awesome!

*yadkny* said...

I LOVED Four Play by Maya Banks and Shayla Black!!! Hands down those two stories in one is my favorite!

June M. said...

I have read many great m/f/m (and m/m/f) stories by a bunch of different authors. Some are and yet have some humor (such as Eve Langlais' books), others are just as hot but more serious. Just a few authors that I am thinking of off the top of my head include Eden Bradley, Joey Hill, one book by Laura Kaye, and so many more. I do love a good menage, story that is. LOL

laceyblossom said...

I love Shayla Black's Wicked series and my favorite authors would be Lora Leigh and Lauren Dane!

Vanessa N. said...

I've read some of Eve Langlis' books and have really loved them. I lean more towards the paranormal ones.

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Julianne said...

Gosh, thats a hard question. I've read a lot of great M/F/M stories. The relationships between all three is what I like to read about. The dynamics or hardships they all encounter by being together. Coming up with the titles are a little harder. Shayla Black's Wicked series was very enjoyable. I'm drawing a complete blank here.
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Mel Bourn said...

I have read a few that I really liked. I love the ones in the Compass Brothers books, especially Northern Exposure.
Mel

erin said...

Thanks for a great post and giveaway! The only one I can think of (it's very late... sorry!) is Unwrapped by Cari Quinn. I really enjoyed that one :)

ReneAva said...

I love any paranormal menage books, but my ultimate favorite are the M/M/F two doms one sub relationships. They intrigue me :)

~Ava~

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Stephanie Julian said...

Kassandra, that's one of my favorite Maya Banks story, specifically because it deals with how they're going to work it out.

Stephanie Julian said...

Sue, Sophie Oak is a new author for me. I'll have to check her out. thanks for stopping.

Stephanie Julian said...

Smooches Vanessa! Can't wait to see you in NO!

Stephanie Julian said...

Patricia, Laid Bare was the first Lauren Dane I read and I was hooked. I love how her characters are so real.

Stephanie Julian said...

Glittergirl, Emma Holly's Menage is another of my favorites. After Forbidden Pleasure, I think this was the second menage I read.

Stephanie Julian said...

Elaine, Anya Bast is another really great threesome author. That series combines my love of menage and my love of paranormal. Can't go wrong.

Stephanie Julian said...

LorettaLynn, that vampire, werewolf, witch combo sounds likes something I'd love to read. Thanks for stopping.

Stephanie Julian said...

Leni, Opal's another author I really admire. she writes really hot. and she's such a sweetheart in person.

Stephanie Julian said...

Cathy, Joey is amazing! That is all. lol Thanks for stopping.

Stephanie Julian said...

Heather, you're the second person to mention Sophie Oak, guess I have some reading to do. thanks for stopping.

Stephanie Julian said...

Andieleah, thank you! I'm so glad you stopped by. And Daisy Dunn is another new to me author I'll have to look up.

Stephanie Julian said...

Wendy, looks like I'm heading to B&N to download some Sophie Oak for my Nook. Thanks for stopping by.

Stephanie Julian said...

Smooches Susan! you have no idea how giddy that makes me feel. Thank you!

Stephanie Julian said...

yadknyk, have you read Maya's Colter's books. they're another great read of hers. Thanks for stopping.

Stephanie Julian said...

June, Eden Bradley is another great writer. The Seeking Kiss is a really nice vampire story.

Stephanie Julian said...

Laceyblossom, I haven't read too many of the Sweet series, guess I'll have to check those out. thanks for stopping.

Stephanie Julian said...

Vanessa, I've heard a lot of great things about Eve, that's another one I'm going to have to check out.

Stephanie Julian said...

Julianne, that's the best part of the story to write, how the three people manage to make it all work. Thanks for stopping.

Stephanie Julian said...

Mel, yes! That's a good one. great love scenes in that one.

Stephanie Julian said...

Erin, I'll have to try that one. I've not read Cari Quinn. Thanks for stopping.

Stephanie Julian said...

ReneAva, have you read Samantha Kane? She does historical M/M/F and they're wonderful. Sam and I sit together at a lot of conferences and she's a sweetheart. Really should try those.

Di said...

The only m/f/m I've read so far is Lauren Dane's Laid Bare.

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

Oh there are some good ones...some of my favorites are Laid Bare by Lauren Dane, Shayla Blacks Wicked Lovers and Lora Leigh's cowboys who like to share. Yummy!

Dannielle L said...

Four Play by Maya definitely is on the list. There is also a short story by P.F. Kozak in a book called Trio that I LOVE!! It is M/F/M with some M/M thrown in.

Would love to read some of Stephanie's work. It is on my TBR, but I don't have easy access to any of them. :(

Thanks for the chance to win!
Danni
dannigv616AThotmailDOTcom

Unknown said...

Hi,
thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. some of my favorites are by Delilah Devlin her Lone Star Lover series is sooo HOT!, then there is Sophie Oak with both The Texas Sirens and Nights in Bliss series and also one of my favorites by her is Bound, book 1 of A Faery Story series. Stacey Espino has several different series out now that i am wait to get the next book for. my favorite being the Ride 'em Hard series. there are tons more authors i read that also write menage but these three are at the top of my always buy no matter what. i think it's because they all write about one of my favorites "cowboys".

tammy ramey
trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

StacieD said...

Most of the menage romances I read are m/m/f. Lauren Dane has written some of my favorites in Laid Bare, Undercover and Captivated.

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booklover0226 said...

Though I read more M/M/F meanges, the last M/F/M meange I read and enjoyed was Perfection by Kris Cook.

I will need to check out the books the posters have listed.

Thanks,
Tracey D

Darlene said...

I haven't actually read any menage books! In Lover Unleashed by JR Ward, there was a brief M/M/F menage which was the first time that occurred in the series!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Laurie said...

I have only read a couple, one was by Shayla Black, and the other was called Curve of Claw, not sure of author though. Thanks for introducing me to the author & her books!

Barbara said...

GREAT post and giveaway...a few I liked are Lauren Dane's Laid Bare (Brown siblings series), Jaci Burton's Riding the Night (Wild Riders series) and Lora Leigh's Bound Hearts series.

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Stephanie Julian said...

Di, that's a really good one to have read. Can't wait for the next in the series.

Stephanie Julian said...

Maria, I'm reading Shayla Black as well. Very hot.

Stephanie Julian said...

Danni, thanks for stopping and PF Kozak is another new to me author I'll have to check out. So many good recommendations.

Stephanie Julian said...

Tammy, cowboys are in their own realm of hotness, aren't they? Must be the chaps...

Stephanie Julian said...

StacieD, Captivated is on my must read list, just haven't gotten to it yet. So many good books, so little time.

Stephanie Julian said...

Tracey, Have you read Samantha Kane? wonderful M/M/F. she's an autobuy for me.

Stephanie Julian said...

Darlene, I'm still waiting for Butch and V to just give in! I was honestly hoping JR Ward would go for a menage deal with them and Marissa. Not to be...

Stephanie Julian said...

Laurie, thank you so much for stopping by and checking me out. I appreciate you taking the time.

Stephanie Julian said...

Barbara, thank you so much. Lora Leigh's Bound Hearts is one my keeper shelf by my bed. One of the best.

Mary @SweepingMe said...

Recently it was Delicate Freakin Flower by Eve Langlis. This is what started me on menage books. I just got her second in the series and can't wait to start it!

Mary

Stephanie Julian said...

Mary that was a good one. I read that recently and it's so funny.

SdyLion said...

I have read a lot of Deliliah Devlin MIK novels and Dark Realm novels where there was 3-somes that made for some very interesting dynamics. She has some incredible erotica. I also read some interesting situations in Rhy Byrd's Magic Men series. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Jlhmass said...

Maya Banks and Shayla Black's Four Play was my favorite. I now read anything I can find by either of those two.

Boston said...

I'm very new to this subject so I haven't read anything yet. Eager to start though.

bn100 said...

The ones by Shayla Black.