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Jodi Redford guests and a giveaway of The Naughty List
Friday, November 18th, 2011

Please join me in welcoming Jodi Redford to the Silken Rapture Contest. Jodi is here to talk about her latest, The Naughty List, and to give away a copy. And if you have not yet entered for the Kindle Touch 3-G, do so here!

Welcome Jodi!

Thanks for having me on your blog, Beth, and congrats on the upcoming release of Silken Rapture!

In just a little over a week, my newest book, The Naughty List, will be releasing, so I thought I’d talk a little bit today about one of my favorite types of stories—friends to lovers. I’ve used this trope in some of my past books, but never as a ménage element. When the characters of Lacey, Ry and Bram came to me, though, I knew right away that these three friends were an inseparable package. In other words, neither one of them would be completely whole without each other in their lives.

I’ll admit that sometimes I’m a hard sell on committed HEAs in a ménage, particularly if the two men aren’t sexin’ it up with each other too. I think that’s mostly because I don’t personally know any men who’d willingly share their woman with another. For me, when I sit down and write a ménage where the trio is going to share in an HEA, the focus is on making it believable. In the case of Ry and Bram, they both have a deep, abiding love for Lacey that outweighs all else. Simply put—they would rather share their love for her than lose her completely. When I started to see the reality of that through their eyes, the dynamics of their threesome not only made sense, it was the only way I envisioned a happy ending for these three characters.

So here’s my burning question for everyone in respect to ménage romances: do you prefer a committed threesome, or do you think that more than two people in a relationship isn’t believable? Leave your answer in the comments for a shot at winning an ARC of The Naughty List!

Makin’ a list, and rocking it…twice.

Perpetual good girl Lacey McGuire has two Christmas wish lists. One suitable for public consumption…and a private one that’s too hot to handle. Right at the top: wild, wicked fantasies about her best buddies and business partners Ryan Hollister and Bram Colton.

Besides the fact they’re both poster boys for Hunks ’R’ Us, they’ve been there for her through thick, thin and the heartbreak of a cheating fiancé. So what if her boys will never know they star in her sexiest daydreams? In her fantasy world, her heart will never get trampled again.

Ry and Bram are pretty sure Lacey never meant to email a list of some of her raunchiest wants. Particularly the one that tightens their shorts—she wants a threesome. With them. Although they’ve loved her for years, they made a pact to keep Lacey off limits in order to protect their friendship. Now all bets are off. And the quest to give her all she wants—and more—is on.

Warning: This book contains a wickedly hot M/F/M ménage that will heat up the holidays. Friends steaming things up in a hot tub. Bondage and blindfolds. Sexy shenanigans at a Christmas tree lot. And maybe even a glimpse of Santa…in a Speedo.

Excerpt

Bending, Bram slid his mouth over hers. The contrast of his warm lips and breath against her colder flesh was startling. His heat managed to kindle her body in more ways than one. By the time he broke the kiss, her inner temperature had skyrocketed by at least one hundred degrees. They pulled apart and she peeked sideways. Ry was staring at them, his eyes dark and intense. There was no mistaking the obvious bulge tenting the fly of his jeans.

Wow, did watching her and Bram kissing turn him on? The notion was both odd and arousing. Ry had such a strong possessive streak. She could only guess that he tended to be just as territorial when it came to his women.

Mulling back over that last thought, she realized where her misassumption lay. She wasn’t Ry’s woman. Why would he care who kissed her? Furthermore, of course he’d be aroused witnessing the kiss between her and Bram. For Pete’s sake, the two men intended to do a hell of a lot more than that with her together.

The reminder brought her jittery nerves back to the forefront. If she were to be completely honest with herself, what terrified her most was the possibility of being a huge disappointment to Ry and Bram. Smothering her sigh, she knelt and unzipped her boots before tugging them off. She couldn’t help being grateful for the radiant heating Bram had installed with his parquet floors. Her toes curling in appreciation of the cozy warmth, she straightened and hugged her chest.

“How about a glass of wine?” Bram offered, heading toward the kitchen. “I just opened a bottle.”

A fifth of tequila was more in order, but she kept the thought to herself. She didn’t want them to assume she needed to get snockered in order to go through with this. Even though she probably did.

Ry’s palm rubbed her tensed back, and she looked up at him. With his free arm, he gestured toward Bram, indicating that they should follow him.

Good idea. Standing all night in the entry clearly wouldn’t get them anywhere fast. Feeling like a doofus, she allowed Ry to lead her into the kitchen. While Bram grabbed a pair of crystal stemware from the rack and a cold beer from the fridge for Ry, she scooted onto one of the leather-capped barstools fronting the center island. She’d sat on this very seat numerous times, but she’d never once experienced the level of stomach-churning anxiety that she did now.

Where was the sexy Lacey from her fantasies? Figures the damn wench would abandon her in her time of need.

Bram settled her wineglass in front of her, and she picked it up to take a fortifying sip. A warm, mellow glow spread through her as the Shiraz settled in her belly. The aroma of garlic and red chilies carried from a pan sizzling on the stove. She licked her lips. “Is that Kevin’s Penne Arrabiata?”

“Yep. I’m just reheating it a bit. It’ll be ready in a sec.”

Both Bram and Ry knew the dish was her absolute favorite. It was just one of the countless insider scoops they had on her. Knowing they’d deliberately chosen her most beloved comfort food settled her nerves and her stomach. These two men practically knew her better than she knew herself. They’d been there for her through some of the toughest times in her life. If there was anyone she trusted to embark on a sexual discovery with, it was them.

This would work. She’d make damn sure of it. Gulping another sip of wine, she silently armored her determination. Her fingers no longer displaying the trembling she’d suffered moments ago, she pushed the glass closer to the middle of the island and turned toward Ry. He smiled at her in the adorable way that always made his eyes crinkle at the corners. Leaning forward, she crushed her mouth over his, earning his harsh intake of breath. His surprise didn’t last long though. Groaning, he tangled a hand in her hair, slanting her head as his tongue delved past her lips.

He kissed her like he was giving a demonstration of how he intended to make love to her—hot, deep and consuming. His other hand moved to her breast and caressed it through her clothing. A frustrated growl rumbled from him, and he reached for the hem of her sweater and tugged it upward. He broke their kiss and guided her arms over her head. She realized what he intended to do. Rather than protest, she allowed him to remove her sweater and toss it on the stool behind him.

His gaze raked her torso, lingering on the plumped cleavage peeking above the silk cups of her pink demi bra. Without saying a word, he unhooked the front closure. The weight of her breasts pushed the bra open slightly. Running his fingers beneath the straps, Ry eased them down her shoulders, forcing the garment to separate from her flesh in agonizingly slow increments. His Adam’s apple bobbed, a sure sign that his lazy, tormenting movements affected him just as much as her. The edges of the silk caught on her nipples, the teasing rasp springing a moan past her lips.

Finally the fabric released her from its taunting hold, completely baring her to Ry’s heated gaze. “Christ, you’re fucking beautiful.”

A soft scuff sounded to the left, and she turned her head to see Bram standing beside her. She’d been so ensnared in Ry’s focus she hadn’t heard Bram approach until then. Like Ry, he was staring at her with a dark, ravenous hunger. “He’s right, Lace. Your breasts are gorgeous. Absolutely perfect.”

She’d always worried they were too big, especially in the sense that they’d sag and not exactly be perky the older she got. But judging from Bram’s and Ry’s enamored expressions, saggy boobs were the last concern on their minds. As if to verify her assumption, Ry cupped her breast, her flesh overflowing his palm. His thumb flicked over her puckered nipple, and she gasped, a pleasurable shiver coursing along her spine. His pupils dilated, making his eyes look dark and sexy as sin. Massaging her breast, he leaned down and traced her areola with the tip of his tongue before kissing the pebbled nub. Her breath hitched and her head fell back, her eyes sliding shut. They flew open a second later when Bram’s mouth closed around her other nipple.

They were both licking and sucking her breasts. Oh God. She’d fantasized about this very thing thousands of times yet nothing could compare to the mind-blowing reality of it.

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20 comments to “Jodi Redford guests and a giveaway of The Naughty List”

  1. Marika Weber
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      · November 18th, 2011 at 10:11 am · Link

    Great post and I’m in the camp of a committed threesome. I don’t like reading a menage and the blurb has led me to believe its committed and its not. I don’t mind a menage where there are three but you know in the beginning that only one hero and the heroine will be together. The other hero will get his own book. Now that I like. I’ve actually stopped reading some authors that promote the menage and then it doesn’t end up that way but that’s how they promoted the book. Gets my riled up every time. 😡

    maw1725@gmail.com



  2. elaing8
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      · November 18th, 2011 at 10:17 am · Link

    I love menage stories.I’m for committed threesomes.Whether it m/f/m or m/m/f. I think if they’re really committed and and keep the lines of communication open it can work out.
    This sounds like a really great book.Thanks for sharing the excerpt.



  3. Fedora
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      · November 18th, 2011 at 10:18 am · Link

    I’m OK with a committed threesome if it’s sold in a way that I can believe it–as you mentioned, Jodi, I do think it’s rare that more than one man would be willing to share a woman without extenuating circumstances. As Marika said, I’m more than OK with temporary threesomes, with the third going off and finding an HEA, too. More to read 😉



  4. Brunette Librarian
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      · November 18th, 2011 at 10:35 am · Link

    Pretty great excerpt 🙂

    I’m into a committed threesome – I think its possible to have a strong relationship with three if they are committed to one another. Hope that anyway!



  5. Liz C
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      · November 18th, 2011 at 11:05 am · Link

    I believe a committed menage is possible, it just takes work like any other



  6. ClaudiaGC
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      · November 18th, 2011 at 11:16 am · Link

    I like to read about committed threesomes. I think it can take a relationship to a whole new level. As a reader, I want to experience things that will not necessarily happen to me. So, I really like to explore such a relationship in a book.



  7. Alycia
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      · November 18th, 2011 at 12:59 pm · Link

    In fiction anything is believable. I do like to read about committed threesomes, these stories can be hot and have an added depth with a third person.

    I’m looking forward to your book, Jodi!



  8. gigi s
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      · November 18th, 2011 at 1:21 pm · Link

    Hi Jodi

    sure I think you can have a believable committed menage relationship, but I am with that it would be hard to find men willing to share.

    speedo? I see a recurring theme 😉

    Cannot wait to read “The Naughty List”!!

    gigi s



  9. Cathy M
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      · November 18th, 2011 at 2:17 pm · Link

    Great post and excerpt Jodi. I love a sexy and emotional menage story, and my favorite’s are a threesome in a committed relationship.



  10. June M.
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      · November 18th, 2011 at 2:43 pm · Link

    I do enjoy reading about committed menages in fiction. In real-life, I am not sure that they would work as well but in books I love them. Thank you for the great excerpt and chance to win a copy. It is on my wish list.



  11. Renee Bennett
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      · November 18th, 2011 at 3:05 pm · Link

    I think if the partners are committed to each other and can communicate, they will ave a lasting menage, whether it is m/f/m or m/m/f.

    Thank you for sharing a little about yourself and the excerpt.

    Thank you for the chance to win The Naughty List! 😎



  12. Tracey D
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      · November 18th, 2011 at 3:47 pm · Link

    I for the committed menages, too. As the some of the other posters stated, it can be m/m/f or m/f/m.

    Loved the excerpt; I’m adding this to my must have list.



  13. Cecile
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      · November 18th, 2011 at 6:02 pm · Link

    Hot Sam, Son of the Witch… You have to include me in for this one! This is right up my alley!!!!!!
    I love whatever you think you can throw at me in my reading!
    The more the merrier they say…. As long as there is only one woman running the show… or F/F… lol!!! Yes, I am a bit of center of attention person, lol!!!

    Love it!!!! And Love the cover!



  14. Tracy
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      · November 18th, 2011 at 6:49 pm · Link

    I like reading about m/f/m menages and but I don’t really enjoy reading about 2 guys getting it on. Thanks for the wonderful excerpt Jodi.



  15. Sherry
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      · November 18th, 2011 at 6:51 pm · Link

    I love to read about committed threesomes. Although sometimes I wonder if that would ever really be possible in real life. But hey thats what books are for to take us to fantasies we want to explore. 🙂



  16. MichelleKCanada (@AnotherLookBook)
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      · November 18th, 2011 at 7:08 pm · Link

    I like the story lines of committed threesomes. I find it more believable is it is M/M/F over M/F/M. I just find where the men are bi, sexier and easier to believe that they are willing to share. The entire trio are committed to each other.

    Good luck with your book!

    MichelleKCanada @AnotherLookBook
    another_look_book_review at hotmail dot ca



  17. Nancy Gilliland
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      · November 18th, 2011 at 7:32 pm · Link

    Love the excerpt. I’m in the committed relationship camp myself. I don’t enjoy the what the heck let’s both have her camp-someone always ends up losing out somehow there. I can also see the committed couple indulging in a one time fantasy of a threesome, as long as the third understands it isn’t an all the time thing. Going to have to get this one, Jodi!



  18. Leni
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      · November 18th, 2011 at 9:16 pm · Link

    I enjoy it when a committed couple feels a connection with another person and introduces him/her into the relationship and it works out for a happily ever after.
    Also, when all three are single and they decide to get together and test things out and that eventually leads to the three of them being in a committed relationship.



  19. StacieD
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      · November 18th, 2011 at 9:52 pm · Link

    I think there can be strong menage relationships. I do think that m/m/f makes for a stronger commitment. All three people have to be equals in the relationship. Being open and honest with each other is the only way to prevent jealousy.

    Congrats on the new release! Can’t wait to read it.



  20. Renee S.
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      · November 18th, 2011 at 11:23 pm · Link

    Hello Jodi,
    Thank you for taking the time to spend time with your Fans & for the Great excerpt!
    I love reading menage stories; M/M/M, M/M/F, M/F/M, F/F/M, I think you get the idea. LOL By reading Erotic Fiction I can live vicariously through the HOT, erotic world Authors create for their Fans. They give Us an Ultimate Fantasy through their fantastic writing & their incredibly impressive, imaginative minds that many of Us would never experience in our lifetime.
    But back it real life, I do believe a committed menage can work if all 3 have open communication & share all their feelings & concerns. In my opinion, I think it is more common to find a menage with F/M/F then M/F/M because feel it is difficult to find 2 men willing to share 1 woman, but again, thanks just my opinion.
    Wishing Everyone the Most Erotic Fantasies 😉
    Renee’
    paranormalromancefan@yahoo.com



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