Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Heaping Dish of Guest Blog!


...with side of contest!

Anne Rainey's latest book, Burn, was released on Tuesday from Samhain, and contains one scorching hot menage scene--so hot she had to set it in a swimming pool to avoid the horrifying and potentially tragic spontaneous combustion of her characters. A week ago, I emailed Anne and asked her if she'd like to do a post for LVLM, telling us why she chose to write a story containing f/f/m.

Here's what she had to say:


Sure God created man before woman. But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece. ~Author Unknown

Is that a great quote or what? I’ve always thought women were beautiful, mysterious and just downright intoxicating. To clear one thing up, I’m 100% heterosexual and I have a husband and two daughters. I’m quite happily married. So when I wrote Haley’s Cabin awhile back, I knew folks were going to be shocked at the f/f/m ‘dream’ scene at the beginning of it. I was nervous about how my family and friends would react. I wanted them to see the beauty in the scene, not turn it into something dirty and bad.

At first, I bit the bullet and sent the scene to a few close friends, a group of ladies I knew I could count on to tell me the truth. Imagine my surprise when these heterosexual ladies emailed me saying they thought it was one of the hottest scenes they’d ever read. Wow, okay, so I’m NOT the only woman who finds that type of scene sexy. Good to know! LOL Haley’s Cabin sold like hotcakes. It still blows me away when I think about how well it was received by readers.

Since that story released, I’ve wanted to do more books with scenes like that one. I just didn’t have the right story. Have you ever wanted to write something so bad, but you just couldn’t quite find the story to fit the idea? That’s what I was going through. But I wasn’t ready to give up on the idea yet. I guess I just really like the thought of writing about a straight woman who receives pleasure at the hands and lips of another woman. To me, it’s incredibly sexy and just downright delicious!

Then one day, Ally sprang to mind. After being dumped by her high school sweetheart, Ally sort of sinks herself into her writing. She’s strong, independent, and doesn’t need a man to complete her. Until said sweetheart comes back to town and turns her world upside down. Then Heather, Ally’s best friend, slipped into my head like the naughty minx she is. She’s bi-sexual, bold as hell and nearly stole the show. I love Heather! But this couldn’t be like my other stories. I don’t know, I guess I just wanted readers to feel as if they were in Ally’s head, to fully experience the f/f/m pool scene from a heterosexual point of view.

I really worried when I sent it off to Samhain, let me tell ya. One, first person point of view doesn’t always go over well. Two, they may not be okay with the f/f aspect of the story, considering it’s pretty erotic and all. Imagine my surprise when not one but two Samhain editors emailed to tell me how much they loved Burn. Yes!

But what do you, the reader, think? Does a m/f romance that features a scorching f/f/m scene appeal to you?

If Burn does well and readers enjoy it, then Heather gets a story, if not...poor Heather, lol. Leave me a comment and your name goes into a hat for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Amazon!


Thanks for the thoughtful post, Anne, as well as your offer of a GC! (And for letting me know about that scene in Haley's Cabin. *ahem*) Allow me to be the first to answer your question. Does a m/f romance that features a scorching f/f/m scene appeal to you? Hot holy damn, does it ever! But I can't imagine you'll find many dissenters around this neck of the woods, either, LOL.

And all of you all out there--you need to buy Burn right now. Because I totally, totally need Anne to write Heather's story, and I need her to do it posthaste! And don't forget to leave a comment for that chance to win a $10 Amazon GC!
*sneaks off to buy Haley's Cabin*

37 comments:

Amy C said...

Hey Anne. Great post. I just read Burn last night. I'd seen it here on this blog and then a friend reminded me yesterday that it released. At first I was a little leery with the first person, but I read it and I thought it was great. Loved the pool scene. I liked the feelings the scene provoked within Ally and Blake.

As for your question...Does f/f/m scenes in an m/f romance appeal. Absolutely. I feel the same as you. There's something sexy about two women.

I really hope Burn does well, I would very much love to read Heather's story! And I'm going to pick up Haley's Cabin later today!

angietheresa said...

congrats on the story anne i hope it does well. i have the book on my wish list

Anne Rainey said...

Amy--Thank you for buying Burn and I'm thrilled you enjoyed it! Yeah, first person pov is not my first love either, but for this story it seemed to work I guess. And I hope you enjoy "Haley's Cabin"!

angiertheresa--Thanks! I just found out Burn is at #7 on the bestseller list, woot! I hope you enjoy it!

TamiC said...

Definetly a F/F/M scene is HOT HOT HOT!!!! WRITE THE BOOK!

CrystalGB said...

Burn sounds like a good book. I hope you sell lots of copies. :)

Anne Rainey said...

TamiC--I agree 100% Thanks for commenting!

CrystalGB--Thanks for stopping by! :)

Sophia Danu said...

Hello Anne! Loved reading your post. ;o)

xoxo,
Sophia

Amy C said...

Anne, I was wondering...Would Heather's HEA be with a man, woman or both? Have you thought about it? Do you already have an outline for her story?

Kytaira said...

Burn - sounds like a great book. Hot, Hot, Hot!!!

Anne Rainey said...

Sophia--Thanks for stopping by, lady! :)

Amy--Heather's so complicated and a little demanding. I do have a story in mind for her actually. She'll have a f/f scene, but it'll be men for her hea.

Anne Rainey said...

Kytaira--Not a thing wrong with hot, right? *g* Thanks for stopping by!

Amy C said...

You say MEN, as in she'll have two?

MB (Leah) said...

Hi Anne, I loved your post! Very nicely articulated.

No one would be surprised here that I think smexing between women is hot and I'm as straight as they come. I only found out fairly recently in my life, after starting to read erotic romance and erotica, that I liked reading about two women together and I don't really understand the general poopooing about it.

I can't wait to read Burn. My favorites are two females with a man in the mix somewhere. So, gonna download it today! :D

Cindy W said...

Another book to check out! Good luck, Cindy

Anne Rainey said...

Amy--Yep, two men, and she'll get them to do things they never would've done otherwise (wink, wink).

The thing is, Heather would never be satisfied with a normal hea. She's too much of a minx, lol!

Leah--Oh awesome! I love hearing from other het women about these things. Some folks still feel that reading a f/f or f/f/m scene is somehow shameful. I think the only way to change that frame of mind is for women like you to get out in the open and talk about it. So thank you for your honesty! :) I hope you enjoy Burn!

Anne Rainey said...

Cindy W--hehe! Thanks, lady! I hope you enjoy it! :)

Phoenix Lyon said...

Hi Anne,
Congrats on having Burn released! I loved your post! I'll get the book soon. Can't wait to read it. I absolutely love f/f/m sex scenes in m/f books or vice versa.
Have a great day,
Tanya

Anne Rainey said...

Tanya--Awesome, thank you!! You have a great day too! :)

Chris R said...

Oh,please send in my comment to Samhain. You need to write Heather's book. I love the idea that she will have hea with two men.

Seeley deBorn said...

Anne!! Great post! I remember reading snips of Haley's Cabin. Years ago now!

Congrats on all your success!

(jennontheisland)

Anne Rainey said...

Chris R--Thank you! I think Heather's just woman enough to pull that off, don't you? *g*

Seeley--It's been forever, lady! Nice to see you again. Drop me an email when you get the chance! :)

JenB said...

Yep yep yep...f/f/m is hot. I read mostly m/f and m/m, but every now and then I crave a good f/f/m. I can't even pinpoint what I like about it. Then again, maybe that's only because I can't find any reason *not* to like it. Sex is beautiful, no matter who's having it. :)

Anne Rainey said...

JenB--I understand what you're saying. It's difficult to pinpoint it. It's just beautiful. :)

mamasand2 said...

Anne, your Burn sounds really great, and the only thing slowing down my purchase of it is the f/f element. I have no prejudices in that area, but I am just not interested in it personally. Of course it was only this year that I read my first Gay story and I would have said the same about those books. The book was by TA Chase and now I read his books regularly.

I love ménages with m/f/m action and I suspect this is just an extension of those.

Sandie

Anne Rainey said...

Sandie--I totally understand, really! If you do buy it and read it, I'd be interested in your thoughts, good or bad. It's always fun to hear from readers. :)

Kristen said...

Anne, bought Burn today! Can't wait to read it. Is it too soon to put Heather's Story on my wish list? LOL

Anne Rainey said...

Kristen--Thanks for buying Burn!! And no, it's not too soon. But I may have to hit my cave and get to writing. LOL :)

kirsten saell said...

Anne. Dude...you got some serious mojo going on here.

Thanks again for blogging!

Oh, and writing cave. Go. Now. LOL

Anne Rainey said...

Kirsten--LMBO!! Yes, Ma'am! :)

Jodi said...

Hey Anne!
If it's written by you, then it's got to be HOT!
I've been in a no-reading mode lately so maybe I'll have to buy this one and get me kick-started (in more than one way! LOL).

ladycat713 said...

It's not really my cup of tea especially since I tend to mentally visualize a scene and naked women do nothing for me. That's why I have such a strong preference for male on male porn because you really don't see much of the man in the het films.

ladycat713@yahoo.com

Anne Rainey said...

Jodi--LOL, I do like to turn up the heat ;-) If you buy Burn, let me know what you think!

ladycat--thanks for stopping by! :)

Jodi said...

Well, I bought it and read it. It's HAWT!! I recommend everyone buy this book and cozy up to someone close!
I just realized that I'm missing a couple of your books. Not sure how that happened, but will have to remedy that situation real soon!

ddurance said...

There ain't nothing wrong with it at all. You won't hear me complaining! LOL

Deidre

Anne Rainey said...

Jodi--Awesome! I'm so glad you liked it! :)

Deidre--I like the way you think! :)

Sue A. said...

However it adds up, menage is hot!
Good luck Anne!

laughingwolf said...

oooooooo that sounds like a winner to me :D