Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ménage a May: Somewhere In Between by Stacey Kennedy (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Welcome to the last day of our Ménage a May. Thank you so much for joining us and a huge thank you to all of the fabulous authors who participated in our event! To end things we have the super sweet Stacey Kennedy joining us with her book, Somewhere In Between.

Huge thanks to Reading Between the Wines for allowing me to take part in the Ménage a May! What a great event! Nothing better than celebrating those smexy threesomes!

I’ve written a couple ménage stories, each a sizzling tale that had me fanning myself. But I have to admit that my favorite story to write was SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN. This story was two firsts for me. I’d never written a suspenseful erotic romance before. Sure, I’ve done urban fantasy stories that tend to have a suspenseful edge to them, but I’ve never written one in a contemporary setting. And that was simply FUN!

The other was writing a ménage story where the two men were lovers. Holy Hannah, it proved to be…interesting! But I really enjoyed the dynamics of it. Both Wyatt and Rye are total Alpha men. We saw that in their first story, TAKEDOWN, and we even witness it within SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN in a steamy shower scene they have together. (Yes, I needed a cold drink after that scene.) Yet, when Darby was added into the picture, the men get all tender and sweet around her, which just made me melt!
There’s nothing better than watching two men who are arrogant to extremes, both hard headed and chest-beating type of males, turn into mushy men in the hands of a woman. So yes, this story has heat. I mean, really, how can it not? When there is that many bodies and no restrictions of who touches who…things get spicy!

Sound like your type of read? If so, leave a comment with your email address and one winner will be drawn to receive an ebook of SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN.

U.S. Marshal, Wyatt Tanning is in a race to catch a serial killer who has evaded the authorities. Just as the case hits a dead end, an unexpected email gives him a lead. As much as he wants to share the surprising message with his lover, Rye Daniels, he must hunt a killer first.
Darby Grant never expected that one night would change her life forever, but that’s exactly what happened. Not only has she been abducted, but she is in a situation that nightmares are made of. As she begins to lose all hope, fate steps in to offer her aid, but she’s well aware things will never be the same again. Soon, though, Darby begins to realize that might not be such a bad thing…
*WARNING:  m/m/f
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Rye glanced over her face before he took her chin in his hand and pulled her face toward his. “May I kiss you, Darby?”

She simply nodded.

Wyatt’s mouth dropped open with shock. Rye and Darby shared a very passionate kiss. He wanted to say something—do something. But he couldn’t find his voice, only left to sit there like a fool on the floor.

Rye’s mouth left hers, and he arched an eyebrow. “Something about this…about you…feels….”

“Right,” Wyatt interjected. “No matter how wrong it is.” He wanted all of her. He craved to take away what she’d been through and he wanted to show her that even though Marcus tried to steal her life, she could gain it back.

He joined them on the bed and ran his thumb across her cheek. “I know the reaction I’m having to you and I know you’ve said you feel the same connection. But how do we know you aren’t acting this way because of what you’ve been through? I don’t want to take advantage of you.”

Darby leaned against his hands, and her eyes closed for a moment. “I’ve never felt like I do with you two. Since you came to my house, I’ve never once felt the rising panic I’ve suffered lately, and that has to mean something. Even if this stirring is from what I’ve been through, because I need to be close to someone right now, it doesn’t change the fact that this is what I want. Do I understand it all? No. Does it make sense?” She laughed, quietly. “Not at all. But being here with you two feels like it’s exactly where I should be. For the first time since all this mess started, I’m happy.”

Her lips invited him and wicked thoughts formed in Wyatt’s mind, but he held his control. “I believe we should go at this slowly. No matter that Madame Eve has set this up, we don’t need to rush anything. How about we get up and take you out for breakfast? Get to know you better.”

She leaned in and her flowery scent filled Wyatt’s nostrils. “I don’t want breakfast. I don’t want to leave this bed.”

Rye chuckled. “Neither do I. I’ve had a stiffy all night from having you close and I have no hesitation to go where your thoughts are headed.”

Wyatt frowned at him. “Control yourself.”

“I didn’t offer the idea, but I’m damn well not going to refuse it,” Rye said.

Darby laughed, sitting up.

Rye scooted toward her, but Wyatt held him back, focusing on Darby. “Are you sure this is what you want?”
“I’m not going to regret this, if that’s what you’re asking,” she replied. “I’m twenty-seven years old; I think I can decide what I want. Besides, I’ve had casual lovers before. It’s why I went to the bar that first night. I was looking for a little fun.”

Her answer didn’t resolve his hesitations. “Yes, but it’s only been a month since you were attacked—”

She raised her hand, cutting him off. “Clearly, my desire to kiss you is an indicator of where my thoughts lay.” She glanced at Rye before looking back at Wyatt. “My body needs this. I want the reminder of what it feels like to have a loving touch against my skin. I want to forget Marcus Walsh. I’m done with all that. I want to take back control of my life. I want to be happy again.”

“And this will make you happy?” Wyatt asked.

“It’s a start,” was all she said.

He didn’t need another invitation, because just like Rye, he’d been hard all night with her lying next to him. He released his hold on Rye, leaned in to press his lips against hers and moaned at first contact. It’d been some time since he kissed a woman and he’d forgotten their softness. She pressed harder against his mouth, when suddenly a hand ran down the length of Wyatt's back. Rye’s roughness told him so much, yet also showed he fought to be gentle, unleashing it on Wyatt's skin, not Darby's.

Rye removed his hand, and Wyatt continued to kiss her, opening his eyes to watch Rye trail his finger up her arm, displaying none of the tense moves Wyatt experienced from him. Darby shuddered. Her breath grew raspy. Her lips moved more forcefully with Wyatt’s—commanding him to deepen his kiss. He’d not deny her.

He moved his mouth against hers, licking her bottom lip to allow him entrance, and she obliged him. Their tongues twined together. He groaned at her willingness to accept him.

The bed shifted and Rye knelt closer to her. Wyatt backed away and Rye removed her shirt. Her perky breasts greeted him, and Wyatt couldn’t stop from gawking. Plump with dark nipples—the view delighted him. Yet, he caught sight of the scars along her body that would forever haunt her. His jaw clenched. Rye slid a finger down her neck and over the swell of her breast. Darby’s eyes fluttered closed.

“Does that feel nice?” Rye whispered.

Her head fell back and she exhaled. “Yes.”

Wyatt looked to Rye, to find a smoldering gaze staring back at him. Wyatt experienced the same desires.

As much as he wished he could reach out and offer Rye pleasure while they doted over Darby, he wanted to keep it all about her.


Stacey Kennedy’s novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart-squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and they even give you a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll also find fast-paced action, life-threatening moments and a big bad villain who needs to be destroyed. Her urban fantasy/paranormal and erotic romance series have hit Amazon Kindle and All Romance eBooks bestseller lists.

Stacey welcomes comments from readers. You can find her at www.staceykennedy.com.

As Stacey mentioned above, she is giving away an eBook of Somewhere In Between to one reader. To enter, just leave a comment on this post and then fill out the RaffleCopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!
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  1. Loved the post:) sounds really good, thank you for sharing!
    Can't wait.

  2. LOVE the 1NS books. Can't go wrong with any of them ;)


  3. Great post. Thanks for participating in Ménage a May.This book sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it to see what happens with Darby, Rye, and Wyatt.


  4. This book sounds great. If only I could find two men like that...yum!


  5. This sounds like a very hot read. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  6. I think m/m/f menage stories are the most interesting. I loved the blurb for Somewhere In Between. I'm very interested with the suspense elements of the story.

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  7. Thanks for the great post and giveaway! I haven't read any of Stacey's books and I would love to get a chance :)

  8. Great excerpt. It sounds awesome. Thanks for the chance.


  9. Somewhere In Between sounds like a HOT read!

    Thanks for another amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  10. HAWT excerpt AND cover! Thx for the giveaway op! ;)

    barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

  11. Whew, I gotta take a breather after reading the excerpt! Sounds Great!

  12. Thanks so much for the excerpt! This sounds like a great read!

  13. Hi Stacey,
    congratulations on the book,i am a huge fan and have been looking forward to this one for awhile now.
    it's at the top of my TBBN list.

    love the cover, it's gorgeous and the book sounds wonderful.

    thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway.

    tammy ramey
    Hi Isabella,
    thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. i love the cover, it is soooo gorgeous and the book sounds wonderful. i can't wait to get my hands on it. :D

    Did you design the cover/have a lot of say in how it would look? i know some authors have little to no say in how their book will look in the end.

    tammy ramey

  14. I have recently discovered the 1NS books and love them. This one looks awesome, the cover got me immediately! 2 is always better than 1 right?!?
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  15. Whew!!! That was a hot excerpt. I liked it a lot. Great cover, it captures the reader's attention right away. Thanks for a chance to win.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  16. Loved the excerpt, and the fact that Wyatt was so worried about not taking advantage of Darby. Can't wait to read more about their relationship with each other and Rye.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  17. Great post! This sound like a very hot interesting story. I loved the excerpt. I'm looking forward to reading this story.


  18. Love the blurb and this was added to my TBR list at once =)

    best wishes, Linda xo

  19. Aww...loved this excerpt. Sounds way hot!!!!

  20. Sounds so... Yummy!
    You are a very talented author and I've enjoyed each of your works I've read so far!

    I wish you the very best of success with all of your works :)

    Thank you for giving us a chance to win!


    dragonlady 029 @ aol . com

  21. Love the blurb.

    Jlhmass @ yahoo . com

  22. How many stories are planned with Rye and Wyatt (and Darby from now on??)

  23. Sounds really good! Added it to my TBR!

  24. What a great tease! I've wanted to read this book since reading Takedown and realizing the Rye and Wyatt got a female. Would love to win, but I'll read it eventually no matter what!


  25. Great post, Stacey. I am going to track down a copy of Takedown right now.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  26. Very nice excerpt. Sounds like a good book.

  27. I have been dying to read one of your books. Your works sound great! sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  28. After reading this excerpt, this book is going on my TBR list...near the top! Holy hotness...I can't wait to read it!



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