I stopped by BlackieHippieChick Reviews and Advice on the last stop of my blog tour
Keeping the love alive
Thanks for having me on your blog and I hope you enjoyed The Wives!!
My Husband and Wives series is about swinging, a lifestyle choice that is a lot more common than I first thought. I took the idea of the 70s key party as the basis for my books ; where a group of neighbours get together and the host of the party – in my books, it’s my queen of kink, Tia – draws out a set of keys to find out who each guest gets to enjoy for the evening. I’ve always been intrigued by the idea but have to admit, I thought it might be a bit far-fetched for today’s world. After all, we have a group of close neighbours we like to get together with, but I expect the majority of them would not be up for a swapping!
You never know, though. Might be worth a conversation.
But then…then I realized how naïve I was! I started doing some reading and research for the books and what do you know? There are lots of people out there who subscribe to the swinging lifestyle. There are swinger clubs and parties and a thriving on-line community. This isn’t just a fantasy for some people – it’s their reality and I for one, say good for you!
In my book, Jacey and Dominic believe their marriage is exciting enough, but both are curious enough about the lifestyle to give it a try. What would be the harm of bringing something new into the marriage, as long as both are consenting adults and understand the rules and ramifications?
Marriages are ever-changing and bringing in new and exciting elements can be important to keeping the spark alive. Too many couples let things run dormant until it’s too late. I think it’s important to have fantasies and to share them with each other. I’m not proposing everyone should start up a swinging party with their friends and neighbours, but I hope everyone has the courage to have an open dialogue and an open mind with your partner. How do they know what you want unless you tell them? It doesn’t have to be a big change or anything scary you bring into the bedroom. It could be as simple as reading a copy of The Wives aloud to each other at night!
Happy Reading! xo
The Wives is the third book in the Husbands and Wives series
Mature content, intended for those 18+
Happily married couple Jacey and Dominic have finally gotten used to how their new group of neighbours share everything, including each other. They never expected to become part of a swinging community, but their new extra-curricular activities have given their marriage an unexpected jolt of excitement. As she becomes closer to the wives, Jacey is beginning to discover just how adventurous she can be.
And then there’s Joe…
This morning, I had a threesome.
It’s only been a few weeks since Dominic moved me kicking and screaming into the suburbs and onto Honeysuckle Court and already I’ve made friends – an unheard of phenomenon for me. And not only have I made friends – I’ve fucked their husbands, too!
And then, this morning, I was invited over to Melissa’s for a little play time, because I just seem like that type of girl.
I don’t understand how I’ve ever given the impression I might be into something like that; the threesome scene. Sure, there was once back in university where I made out with a girl but I had been really drunk and she had been really quick with her hands. But I must have something about me that screams ‘adventurous’ and ‘willing to experiment’ because both Melissa and Mahak picked up on it, and thought it worth an invite.
Even though I hate to admit it, given the inconsistency of my relationship with Melissa – sometimes she annoys me; sometimes I let her go down on me – I thoroughly enjoyed myself this morning. I enjoyed it so much I found myself agreeing to participate again at a later date. This isn’t something for Tia’s. It’s Mahak’s opinion we keep the little arrangement to ourselves, for whatever reason.
I’m fine with keeping it quiet, but I have to tell Dominic.
I wait until later that night, when the kids are asleep and we’re in bed. And then I tell him everything that happened with Melissa and Mahak that morning.
“So, they just called you over? You hadn’t…planned…this?” Dominic asks skeptically.
“No. I had no idea. I didn’t even think I’d…that I might want…you know…”
“That you’d want a threesome with the two of them?” he finishes for me. “But you did.”
“I guess.” Having sex with Mahak or Colin during one of Tia’s parties is one thing. Everyone does it, which makes it sound like I’m some sort of kid justifying playing hooky from school with his buddies, but it’s true. Tia has key parties. It’s how the neighbours describe the evenings where they enjoy each other’s company. Dom enjoys Wendy and Melissa and Paige and Tia, and I enjoy Colin and Mahak. And Jackson, only I haven’t had a chance to fully enjoy him yet. I engaged in a little dry humping on his couch one night when we were over there for dinner, but that was it.
I should be feeling guilty about this. I am feeling guilty, but I should have more guilt. I cheated on Dominic. But when you look at it, we’re both involved in an arrangement where we are intimate with other people, so have I really cheated? Have I just took our arrangement to another level and somehow left him out? I should be consumed with guilt, only I’m not. And so I feel guilty because I don’t feel as guilty as I should.
“Has anything ever happened between you and Melissa before?” he asks. I’m amazed; Dominic doesn’t seem angry, just curious. And slightly amused.
“No! Never! But she asked Tia about me, remember? And Mahak…” Now that I have opened up the can of true confessions, I better finish it off. “The other morning…I was out walking Frodo and I saw him leaving for work…”
“Mahak? And?” Dom prompted.
“And we kind of fooled around in his car,” I say in a rush.
About the Author:
I’m a writer who noticed the sex scenes she was writing were getting a little steamier so I thought I’d give this erotica stuff a try. But where to start? My husband and I enjoy spending time with our neighbours over beer and wine on Friday nights and I got to thinking…what if we moved the party into the bedroom…?
I came up with a book about swinging, Making Friends. Because I had so much fun letting the voices in my head loose on paper, I wanted Jacey to have more adventures. I decided to continue the story about the folks on Honeysuckle Court and the Husband and Wives series was born. The Wives is the third book and I hope you check out the first two books to see how it all began.
When I’m not writing, I like playing the drums and other activities that get your blood pumping, like snowboarding and biking. I also like movies with sexy super heroes and watching Survivor. Can you imagine erotica based on that reality show? Or maybe someone already has!