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Top 3 Reasons Why I Love Writing Ménage Romance
by Roni Loren
1. Love triangles suck – Okay, so I’ll admit that I can get pulled into a book with a love triangle just as much as the next girl. And when the heroine picks the guy, I’m rooting for, all is well. But when she doesn’t—all the fist shaking. So when I write a polyamorous romance, I don’t have to choose. My heroine gets everything she wants (and so do the guys!)
2. Unconventional relationships are fun to write – Yes, it’s a challenge to write a complete romance for three people. And I’m a stickler for full relationship development between both heroes, the heroine and each individual hero, and the three together. I wrote an entire article recently about avoiding “Penis #2, exit stage left” syndrome in ménages, lol. No characters are just there for an interesting love scene. These are three fully formed people who will fall in love equally. So even though that’s hard to write (and mid-manuscript, I’m always asking why I did this to myself), I love the challenge of it.
3. Heroes falling in love with each other – Not all ménage romances have bisexual heroes. But in all the ones I’ve written (this is my third), my heroes are bi. As a character-driven writer, I love being able to write these tough heroes who are super vulnerable with each other (and with the heroine). It adds layers to the romance and makes me believe that these people could exist and have this type of relationship in real life instead of just being fantasy characters. (Though I like reading them, I have a harder time believing ménages with two straight guys and a woman would be sustainable in real life. She’d be damn exhausted, lol.)
So you tell me, do you like reading ménage romance? What do you like best about it?
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About Roni: Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has.
Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son. If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her cooking, watching reality television, or picking up another hobby she doesn't need--in other words, procrastinating like a boss. She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and a winner of the prestigious RITA Award.