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Eric didn’t know Luke would be heartbroken when he left town to join a hotshot forest fire crew in Western Canada. They’d been best friends since kindergarten, had gone to school together, had bought their first car and a home together, and had shared their lovers. At some point, friendship had turned to love.
Luke didn’t expect that when he’d brought his crazy cat in for stitches that his heart that would be mended by the sassy new veterinarian. Jenna may have been new in town but she’d heard the rumors and she liked the carnal fantasies he spun for her in bed of he and his best friend sharing her.
Of course, that was before Eric’s job brought him home and back into their lives.
Jenna isn’t sure she can be what they need, but she’s not going give up without a fight. Even if that means inviting the sexy firefighter to share their bed. Surely there is enough love to go around.
Early Download from the PRIDE Publishing store on August 8th // General release September 5th
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Word Count: 26,648 / novella
NOTE TO READERS: Why I Enjoy Writing Ménage
Love triangles were an integral plot of the serial dramas/soap operas that I grew up watching. And I’ll admit, I was always fascinated to watch the characters work their way through the complications and decision making process. I wanted to know who they would choose, even though I hated that they had to choose.
I wasn’t picking a side – Team Stefan or Team Damon – I was rooting for the three of them to work something out. (They are characters from Vampire Diaries, for those who didn’t catch the reference.) Elena obviously loved them both. But seriously, I think part of my attraction to ménage is a rejection of the negative aspects of the love triangle motif.
In all but one of the ménage stories I’ve written, there has been a primary relationship between the heroine and one of the heroes and the third partner is introduced to that relationship. In one story our couple meet the man who would become their lover by chance. The reader participates in the couple’s discussion about whether or not he is the one. In another – where there isn’t a strong primary relationship – we see the two heroes coming together to determine how can they work together to win the heroine and give her what she needs.
In Eighty-One Days, our heroes are used to sharing their lovers but they’ve had limited contact with each other. It’s not until one of them leaves town that they both realize it’s what had been missing between them and it doesn’t mean they are any less in love with one another. But our hero, Luke has to move on with his life and he does with our heroine. He knows he could love Jenna, be happy with her… until Eric returns and they have to determine whether the three of them can make it together.
Now in a love triangle them, Luke would be forced to chose between them – Eric or Jenna, but how could I do that to them? This is a bisexual ménage. Instead, the question becomes how can they make this work, and how can the relationship between Jenna and Eric become just as strong as the ones already forged between Jenna and Luke and Luke and Eric.
Other ménage available from Zoë Mullins include:
A prolific writer, even in elementary school, she was jotting down poems and stories whenever she had the chance – usually during math class.
After many years of working in corporate communications, Zoë decided in 2015 it was time to focus her energy on the kind of writing she loved – hot romances with strong, alpha heroes and quirky, independent heroines.
Zoë’s husband of nearly 20 years threw his full support behind that dream and loves to tell people his wife is a romance author. They live in Atlantic Canada with their two crazy collies. When not at her computer, you will find Zoë chasing after her muddy dogs, working in the garden or helping to renovate their money-pit of a house.