Mixing the Familiar and the Unfamiliar by Lucy Felthouse
An Interesting Find is the first M/M/M (male/male/male) story I’ve written. Up until then, I’d written threesomes and M/M, but not threesomes which are all men. No particular reason for it, just that I’d not gotten around to it yet. But when the anthology call came up from Pride Publishing, it piqued my interest. I’m a sucker for a military story, but I wanted to do something a bit different to what I’d done before, which is why I decided that, rather than having two men in my story, I’d have three. I knew it’d be a challenge—writing sex scenes in ménage stories can be a real challenge when it comes to making sure you know whose body part is whose, and if there’s no ‘she’ in there to help differentiate, it’s extra tough. But I was determined to give it a go, so I let my brain wander down a path of how to get three hot guys together at once, and with a military slant.
Having all three of them be in the military seemed a little too obvious to me, so I decided to have an established couple somehow end up in a situation with a soldier. A situation that would somehow turn sexy. And that’s where I started to throw some familiar in with the unfamiliar. So I sent two of the men—an established couple—off on a summer holiday in the English countryside. From memory (it’s been a while since I wrote the story!) it’s not specified exactly where they are, but in my mind they’re in the Peak District, staying in a property which is close to a military training area. The property and the training area are real—I was out showing a friend the nearby pond (which also features in the story – more on that in a moment) one day and suddenly saw a bunch of uniformed soldiers appear from the area and start heading out towards the road! My friend and I immediately stopped admiring the scenery and had a good look at the marching men as they headed along the track above us and on their way.
The above event was a good few years ago now, but it obviously got stuck in my mind for me to end up using it in a story years later. The pond my friend and I were checking out has myths and legends associated with it, which is why we were there—my buddy, like me, is interested in stuff like that. But, because it’s in quite a big hollow in the ground and is fairly sheltered (especially compared to the surrounding area, which is largely exposed moorland), when it came to my story, I thought it’d be a good place for my soldier character to end up. He’s unwell and has wandered away from where he should be on exercise, and when he collapses, he’s hidden from the road, which is why he’s lucky that the other two characters find him.
So that’s how and why my story blends the familiar and the unfamiliar. And it’s part of the reason I enjoy my job so much! I can take real places and have exciting and sexy things happen there!
I hope you’ll check out the book and let me know what you think to my first foray into M/M/M!
Nathan and Lee are on a relaxing summer holiday in the UK. They plan to do lots of walking and exploring in the beautiful English countryside. Naturally, typical British weather derails their plans on their first day, leaving them cooped up indoors with little to do but read.
When the weather clears, the men eagerly put on their hiking boots and head out for a walk. However, when they reach their destination—a pond a little distance from their holiday cottage—they make a shocking discovery. An odd-looking bundle of rags turns out to be an unconscious man. With no one else around, and no mobile phone signal to call for help, they manage to get the stranger back to their cottage to get him warm and dry, and figure out what to do next.
When their unexpected house guest regains consciousness, however, things just get more complicated. The stranger—a British soldier called Jonny—doesn’t want the authorities to be notified of his presence. As the three men try to come to some agreement, the sexual tension in the air becomes apparent, and suddenly the last thing on any of their minds is leaving the cottage…
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Lucy Felthouse is the award-winning author of erotic romance novels Stately Pleasures (named in the top 5 of Cliterati.co.uk’s 100 Modern Erotic Classics That You’ve Never Heard Of, and an Amazon bestseller), Eyes Wide Open (winner of the Love Romances Café’s Best Ménage Book 2015 award, and an Amazon bestseller) and The Persecution of the Wolves. Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 150 publications to her name. She owns Erotica For All, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more about her writing at http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk, or on Twitter or Facebook. Sign up for automatic updates on Amazon or BookBub. You can also subscribe to her monthly newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9