Wild After Dark Anthology By Helena Maeve, Elizabeth Caldwell, Wendi Zwaduk, Aurelia T. Evans, Nan Comargue and Lucy Felthouse
Why I Write Paranormal Ménage - Darker Nights
By Nan Comargue
I love writing ménage. One woman, two men. The only reason I haven’t written “and more” stories is because I can’t figure out who goes where. Truthfully, it’s often difficult to keep track of three vigorous participants – especially when two are supernatural beings like in my new erotic romance story, Darker Nights, part of the Wild After Dark anthology.
All that’s good about the fantasy of being the exclusive object of a man’s affections is doubled when there are two men and one lucky, lucky woman. But it’s not always easy to convincingly show how the heroine reached this place where she is ready to break free from the conventions of heterosexual monogamy and become open to loving more than one man (or vampire…or werewolf).
In Darker Nights, the heroine Delia Darker, an attorney in her family law firm, is as demure as her first name suggests. But her legacy is much darker. For generations, the family firm has represented immortal beings, including vampires and werewolves. So Delia has the weight of hundreds of years behind all her family’s warnings not to get involved with a client.
Delia isn’t the kind of woman who just jumps into a sexual relationship with sexy vampire Caleb and hot werewolf Mark, no matter how attracted she is to both males. To ease her into it, I showed how, as a young law student, she was overwhelmed by her attraction to much (as in centuries, not decades) older vampire, Daniel Carton. Yes, their sex scene at the beginning of the story sort of violates the rule against showing sex with partners other than the heroes but I thought it set up the progression better than simply showing Delia struggling to fight her desire for two immortals – she’s been there before.
As for Caleb and Mark, they’ve got different motivations. Yes, they want Delia, but Caleb also believes in an old prophecy that says two immortals turned on the same night will seek out the same mate. Mark is more skeptical. The story shows how the very real connection he feels to Delia eventually wins him over. The prophecy soon becomes secondary to the connection all three feel.
Even after some fantastic sex and extended time together, Delia continues to have doubts. Her struggle shows how difficult it is to overcome lifelong boundaries and taboos. Mark and Caleb are persistent but also know when to give her space after she pulls back and tries to end the relationship.
In the end, making an unconventional ménage work is, well, hard work, just like any other relationship. Even for immortals.
Excerpt from Darker Nights:
Delia’s head was spinning but it wasn’t from the loud pulsing music, the surging crowd or even the bloodwine she’d drank far too much of. It was the company.
For the past two hours, Mark and Caleb hadn’t left her side. They’d pressed the drink on her and watched as she’d drunk down the thick, sweet nectar. They’d taken her to the private owner’s lounge where the music had become background rather than being aggressively upfront. She could look down at the crowd below, dancing and kissing and even fucking in dimly lit corners and feel a part of it. The energy found its way inside her, making her hot and restless.
She lifted her hair from where it clung to the back of her neck and felt Caleb’s lips replace it.
She smiled to herself.
He’d been doing that a lot tonight. What had started with a guiding hand at the small of her back as they’d made their way through the crowd had turned into an arm draped across her shoulders then the press of his hips against her ass as she’d leaned over the low balcony to look at the dance floor. The kisses were the best. Cool and fleeting, like a short mist of rain to quiet the worst of the fire within her.
But it wasn’t enough.
Blurb for the Wild After Dark anthology:
Beyond the Poison Chalice by Helena Maeve
Coveting the enemy is simply to die for.
Claudia Salizar has given blood, sweat and tears to the tenuous armistice between the factions that inhabit St. Louis. She rules the north side with an iron fist, striving to keep the peace between vampires, werewolves and humans no matter the cost. Stumbling across two mysterious intruders who may jeopardize everything she’s worked for is no small inconvenience.
Steal Your Soul Away by Elizabeth Coldwell
In Brighton, the undead come alive when the sun goes down. Can a vampire and a werewolf put their differences aside and enjoy the ultimate threesome?
Angelique is not like other burlesque dancers—she’s been a vampire for over two hundred years. She meets hot, young sculptor Tom, and his friend, Lucas, a lycan. Desire and distrust mix in an explosive combination as Angelique is drawn closer to both.
Taken in by Wendi Zwaduk
Find what you need at the Store Front. Blood, sex...we have it all just for you.
The Supernaturals have taken over the earth, leaving the humans to serve them. The Store Front is one place for the Supernaturals to find partners for feeding and sexual needs. Vic, a wolf shifter, and Gale, a vampire, have a special human female they love to visit.
Intervention by Aurelia T. Evans
It starts as an intervention for a friend. It ends in bloodshed, lust, betrayal and death, as love often does after dark.
When Emily’s husband, Land, calls her to come down to the warehouse district at sunset, she thinks it’s just another job for their para-extermination company. However, he tells her that he’s finally caught Matt, the third member of their team, who was bitten by a werewolf a few weeks ago.
Darker Nights by Nan Comargue
Lawyer Delia Darker’s world becomes very dark when two new clients turn out to be immortal vampires – and her long-time fantasy.
Delia Darker works at her family’s law firm serving vampires and other immortals. She’s suddenly thrown into the nighttime world of music, partying and incredible sex. How can she resist spending the night with Mark Lyons and Caleb Jennings?
Sated by Lucy Felthouse
A human, a vampire and a werewolf walked into a bar. Sexy is what happens next.
Since getting together with her vampire boyfriend, Ace, Aneesa is enjoying a sex life she could never have with a human. Aneesa is checking things off her sexual bucket list at a rate of knots. So when Ace proposes a threesome with his werewolf friend, Barton, Aneesa’s definitely up for it.
Like the sound of Wild After Dark? Buy it here.
About Nan Comargue:
Nan Comargue is a thirtysomething romance and erotic romance writer who has been reading romance novels all her life. She prefers sexy confident heroes who win over slightly introverted heroines (read: nerdish types) but she writes about everything from angel-warriors to cowboy ménage.
Nan blogs about her writing journey and other interesting topics (zombies!) here.
Nan is Canadian, eh? So naturally she's written a contemporary romance with a professional hockey player as the hero (and a librarian as the heroine).
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