Whereupon I find myself on the horns of a dilemma
And damn, that’s uncomfortable.
As you know (Bob), Breaker Zone released earlier this week and is selling briskly (oddly enough vis-a-vis Amazon it’s selling much better in Germany and the UK than in the US — go figure). I’ve already started Book Three, Deep Water, and hope to have that finished and turned in to Evernight by the end of January.
Thing is, there is going to be one major difference in Deep Water — I’m adding a female to the main romantic mix. It’s going to be MMF so there will be my usual man-on-man action, but there are going to be some MF and MMF scenes as well (and to be honest, one rather important FF scene). I actually have the series story arc worked out in my head so I’m not randomly adding characters to the mix — all of the romantic action happens for a reason.
But I know I have readers who simply don’t enjoy MF or MMF stories, and I suspect I may wind up losing them for this book, which is kind of a shame because Deep Water 1) is going to be extremely funny in places and 2) will explain why Poseidon has such a huge stick up his ass. And yeah, the fiscally conscious part of my brain is worried about the potential hit to sales — I have five cats I have to keep in kibble, after all.
Ultimately, however, I have to be true to the story in my head, and Deep Water‘s plot is all about Poseidon, his consort Amphitrite, and the agapetos they lost millennia ago. So to the non-MMF fans out there, all I can do is beg your indulgence and ask you to give the story a chance when it finally goes to print. I promise, I’ll do my best not to cock it up.
Posted on December 28, 2014, in Deep Water, WIP, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Congrats hon on Breaker Zone doing so well. Don’t think you’ll lose that many readers with the MMF as the stories are more about the people than the sex. You’ll probably pick up a few who will then have to go and read the backstory. I can always do a few extra shifts to help the cats out 😉
You are a generous and kind individual and I adore you to bits. The only reason why it’s on my mind is that my one and only MF erotic romance got GREAT reviews but the sales utterly tanked. I don’t know if it’s the cover or the fact that I’m better known for M/M stories, but something made it bomb and I don’t want the same result for Deep Water. Hopefully you’re right and M/M lovers will come for the story and forgive me for adding a Nereid to the romantic mix.