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Archive for May 4th, 2011

In Emma Holly’s FLIPPING FOR CHELSEA, Shay and Liam shared an unforgettable night with their lifelong friend, Chelsea, awakening a rush of forbidden feelings—feelings they have to reckon with when the three reunite, and the unrequited lust between them is too much to bear.

Though Ava left her hard-knock Georgia childhood behind, she never forgot Luca and Angelo. Together they were best friends with a bond that could never be broken. But when she returns, the three must decide whether to face the fires that burn between them, or forgo their desires forever in Lauren Dane’s DIRTY/BAD/WRONG.

In Megan Hart’s JUST ONE NIGHT, fun-loving couple Kerry and Jeremy find themselves in a triangle of trouble when Kerry’s old crush, Brian, returns for a school reunion, and Jeremy gives her his enthusiastic approval to seduce him. But while Jeremy has no trouble sharing Kerry, Brian isn’t sure he can handle what’s coming.

Years ago, Walker walked out on Madeline when she needed him most. Now, the ex-Secret Service agent is back—hired to protect both Madeline and their billionaire friend, Tony. Madeline is determined to make him pay for denying her desires—and she’s not above bringing Tony in to sweeten the deal in Bethany Kane’s ON THE JOB.

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I love to write my novellas as reunion stories. Partly because with a shorter length having a partially established relationship and trust level is a framework for a more intense reunion.

There’s lots to use in a reunion story. A great deal of emotion, which works to hold the story together and to show readers who these characters are. Sometimes they parted the first time amicably. Sometimes after a tragic event. Sometimes it’s rife with upset and hard feelings.

And sometimes I write them as a ménage to add another element to the story with a third person.

Sometimes it’s not that easy and that’s where dirty/bad/wrong falls. Because Ava didn’t cheat on Angelo and Luca. She didn’t hurt them by saying things in a fight. She had to leave Petal to survive and even though she loved both men, they were all little more than kids at the time. She had to go and make her life far away from all the things that had beaten her down.

So when she comes back some time later, it’s not to two men that are angry at her. Or who hate her. They’ve had good lives too. Angelo is a retired NFL all star player who now practices entertainment law and does guest spots on sports television during the season.  Luca has a design and architecture business.

But they both still love her and each other. This group had formed at an important time in all their lives and so upon her return, it’s a struggle for all three to find a way through.

In dirty/bad/wrong it’s a reunion of their relationship – of the unique energy they create as three. Ava has to believe she’s worth it, that she can have something back in Petal and her men have to believe she’s really coming back and that they can make it work. Each of them has to process it differently.

Oh and I got to return to Petal, which was fun!

I hope you all enjoy reading Ava, Angelo and Luca’s story!

To celebrate the release of THREE TO TANGO this week, I’m going to give away some ménages!  The winner of my contest will win a signed copy of UNDERCOVER and LAID BARE

Lauren
http://www.laurendane.com

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A big thank you to Lauren for visiting with us today!

In addition to UNDERCOVER and LAID BARE, Lauren is also giving away a copy of THREE TO TANGO. Just leave a comment for a chance to win. Good luck! 😀

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