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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Guest Post with Author Stephanie Beck and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome to the blog author Stephanie Beck. Stephanie is currently on tour for her book Just One More and has stopped by today to chat. Before I give the floor over to Stephanie, lets get to know her a bit.

Even before she understood what all the thrusting meant,  Stephanie Beck loved reading romance. When the stories didn’t end the way she wanted, writing her own was the perfect solution. From ridiculous humor to erotica, Stephanie loves being transported within a story. When she’s not elbow deep in words, her husband and three children command her attention. After they are sleeping she knits or bakes cookies…or squeezes in more writing.

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My Poor Husband

Contrary to the blog title, my husband is, for the most part, freaking blessed to be married to me. We’re approaching our tenth anniversary, have three gorgeous kids and still like hanging out together—I’m one happy chick and he assures me he has no complaints.

The ‘poor’ part comes in when he has to do his duty as the husband of a writer. Nurse husbands have to deal with the occasional icky body functions story. Teacher husbands have to hear about so and so’s demon spawn. Lawyer husbands have to listen to legal jargon and about screwed up clients. Romance writer husbands—at least mine—just never knows what to expect. Over the last three days our conversations have included me asking:

“Honey, do you know anyone who owns a semi truck dealership? I need to figure out what makes the cranky looking trucks look cranky and the sexy trucks look so damn sexy.” (My husband is a manager for a semi and tank repair company, so this one isn’t so farfetched, but I did get a look about trucks being sexy).

“Babe, what color shoes would you wear if you were covered in white fur and almost seven feet tall? I’m feeling orange, but don’t want my character to be a showoff.”

“Why the heck would my leading guy find camel toes (the yoga pants kind, not on the feet of desert animals) sexy?”

“If you hadn’t had sex in six years—from being too busy and away from females, as opposed to lack of trying—what would be your biggest concern when jumping back into the saddle?”

My honey, he’s a good sport. Not only does he answer my questions, he’ll get second opinions from his guy friends for me. He’s also on the lookout for characters for me. In his line of work he meets a lot of people and when he can, he finds a reason for me to meet the exceptionally different ones.

He has ulterior motives, of course. He has plans of being a stay at home husband when I out earn him. There’s also talk of a consultant’s fee. I’m curious to see what he’ll come up with…

All the best,
Stephanie Beck

Two is enough, but three could be everything.

Kit and Adam Jacobs know what their marriage needs—Gavan Karik. He’s the one man they both want and the only one who can make their relationship complete.

Making Gav part of the family comes with a price. Family, infidelity and self-worth issues plague Gav, but Adam and Kit are willing to tackle those issues if Gav is willing to commit.

For every problem they conquer, another one pops up. Not only are the three adults working to meld a broken family into one, they’re also struggling with a blackmailer threatening to out the two men’s sexuality and issues with the kids being mistreated at school. With each battle all three have to decide if the vision each sees for the future can match and if the reward is worth the fight.

Content Warning: Strong language, graphic sex, and explicit incidents of laundry washing within.

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"And the sleeping arrangements?" Gav asked.

Adam knew this question had been weighing on the other man. Gav had played thirds in relationships before. Usually, the third was a plaything, in for pleasure, out for the intimacy.

"You'd be in our room. The 'our' would include you," Adam told him. "I'll steal your t-shirts to wear to bed, and we'll share the task of warming Kit's cold toes every night. We'll have amazing sex when we're all in the mood together. We'll have nearly as amazing sex in pairs if the third is in the mood to watch or sleep. There won't be favorites, but, because we've been together so long, Kit and I might slip up there on occasion. You'll have to be patient with us, Gav."

"And once our open relationship includes you," Kit said, "it turns into a closed one. We don't cheat or lie, and we tell each other if our needs change."

Adam watched to see what Gav's reaction to that big rule would be. It was one he supported wholeheartedly.

Within the terms of their relationship, he and Kit had never once cheated. They were open, honest, and made the decisions and compromises needed to keep them happy. But his heart was hers. Always. If Gav decided to take the plunge, Adam's heart would grow to include him, and he would never cheat on him either.

Loyalty and faithfulness in an open relationship seemed like oxymorons, but not the way he and Kit worked. They were a unit, a family. If Gav chose, he could be the piece that had been missing from the start.

Gav covered his face and rubbed much harder than Adam would have rubbed any place on his lover's body. He didn't like to see Gav being so rough with himself. He hated when the other man treated his body harshly. It was because no one else had cared for him. He saw himself as worth less than most and acted on that vision. If he'd quit being stubborn, Adam would try every day to prove him wrong. There would be fabric softener for Gav's clothes and something sweet for him when he wanted a treat. It was the little things Adam knew he and Kit took for granted that would make the most difference with Gav.

"I don't know." Gav didn't look past his hands at either of them as he spoke. "I'll think about it. There's nothing in there I don't think I can do, I just…I need to think."

"That's fine, Gav," Kit said gently. "Time is something we have, and we'd never rush you."

"I know that." His sigh was heavy and haggard. "I know all the good things about you guys, and Kit, it's nothing in you that's missing. It's me. You have to know that. No matter what happens, it's not you. It's me."

"But I love you just the way you are," she replied. "So that means there's something amazing in you if you'll let it out."

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30 comments :

  1. ii like menage storylines, great fantasy - not so much IRL :) Great interview and GL!

    KERRYJCJ@VERIZON.NET

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    1. I'm with you Kerry. I love the story...but just the thought of IRL gives me a headache!

      Thanks for stopping by :)
      Stephanie Beck
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  2. I love reading menage stories. It's something I would never have the guts to do, so it's a nice break from reality.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Joanne!

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  3. Love menage stories:)

    reginamayross@gmail.com

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    1. Me too! Thanks for stopping in, Regina :)

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  4. Thanks for a great post and giveaway! Definitely love 'em ;)

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    1. You're very welcome, Erin! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. I love menage stories. They are great for fantasy reading but never something I would have courage to do. I catch my husband reading them on my Kindle a lot do there is that bonus.

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    1. Yay for the fun continuing to your honey!! It's fun when you can find something naughty to share!

      Stephanie Beck
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  6. I do like menage stories. I like the fantasy part of it. It is something that a lot of people(including myself) would love to try, but are too scared or aren't able to make it happen. It is a way of living through that person. Thanks for the grwat giveaway.
    Christinebails@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Chris! I think the whole menage thing would have sooo many strings IRL--the kind that cause trouble and for me, I have enough things on lines that adding another would probably make me crazy...crazier :)

      Stephanie Beck
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  7. I love them! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. You bet, Natasha! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I love menage stories. Just adding the one more creates more conflict between everyone. I like reading about how they settle those conflicts and all that great 3-way sex.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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    1. All my favorite parts of menage! Thanks for stopping by, Julianne :)

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  9. I think they're ok.

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    1. They're definitely something different. I don't read menage all the time--they do tend to lend to a whole lotta drama! Thanks for stopping by!

      Stephanie Beck
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  10. I am learning to love menage stories and I am loving them. Thanks for the great give aways.

    muffy55981@yahoo.com

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  11. Good for you, Muffy! Trying new things in the reading department is a very good thing :)

    Stephanie Beck
    www.stephaniebeck.net

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  12. Great post!!! I have been a HUGE fan of Stephanie's since reading Poppy's Passion (love love love that book--have reread so many times!!!). I love menage books and the relationships between the characters involved. Thanks for the chance to win and have a great weekend!!! :)
    mariann297@gmail.com

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    1. Aren't you just the sweetest, Mariann! Thanks so much for stopping by....there's a prequil to the Paraby story in the work. Due out in spring of 2013 :)

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  13. Love them! :D Some of my favorite type of stories to read! :D
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Me too! Thanks for stopping by, Shadow!

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  14. I LOVE Menage storylines. I Love living vicariously through the Decadently Passionate Minds of Incredible Authors who write Menage Stories. I enjoy getting lost in the wonderfully sexy, romantic, not to mention HOT, erotic world these fantastic Authors create for us. An Ultimate Fantasy for their Fans in each book they write with their incredibly impressive, imaginative minds. I Love having my Boundaries pushed, my Horizons broadened, being so Mesmerized in a Menage Story that that Author make me feel like I am there, LQQking on as a Voyeur. ;)
    Ohhhhhhh Yessssss I LOVE Meange Stories! ;)

    Take Care & Stay Naughty,
    PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)
    paranormalromancefan at yahoo dot com

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    1. Awesome! You're in the right place and time with so many authors willing to try new genres and experiences! It's an exciting time to be a reader--and a writer!

      Stephanie Beck
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  15. If a menage story is well written it can be fantastic. If it isn't then it usually is not worth the time to read it. I think reading menage stories is an outlet to a fantasy most women have but will never act on. Come on it's bad enough wondering if your butt is to big for one guy let alone two.
    Carin mawmom(@)gmail.com

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    1. LOL, that is fantastic, Carin. In the course of reading some menage books I seriously wonder if the lady honestly recovered from what happened. Thanks for stopping by!

      Stephanie Beck
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  16. I love menage but I want all three to be involved, not just the two males with the female.
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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    1. Just One More is the all invovled kind. I enjoy both kinds of menage, but when all are invovled, there's a bigger set of emotion that I really dig as well. Thanks for stopping by!
      Stephanie Beck
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